Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our move to Royal Oaks is official for October 1!!!

At approximately one o'clock earlier this afternoon, Mike Milek (the dude who's picture with me in the previous post - also dude who's going down faster than his burrito this Saturday at Surf Club, LOL) and I decided that we will officially be moving to Royal Oaks in South Brunswick, NJ. Our move in date will be October 1. This is excellent news. Like I said a couple of times, look out for updates regarding my future endeavors at Royal Oaks. That's right, ladies and gentlemen. Plans to make this happen have been in the works for a while now. We had planned on moving in around mid-October, but we asked the complex what they had available. They happen to have a two bedroom apartment available for October 1, so we accepted that apartment and that move-in date. Very exciting stuff! More to come, so stay tuned for this developing story.

Ready for weekend in Lavallete, as well as eventful month of August!

Tsunami Challenge at Surf Taco Saturday night.
B-Money vs. Mike Milek (vs. Greg's time of 14:40)

"Mike has stated on numerous occasions that he is going to kick my ass in that challenge, but what he doesn’t realize is that he’s going down in this competition faster than his burrito!"

This summer has taken B-Money down an interesting, controversial, and sometimes frustrating path in terms of his personal life, but there have been some high points as well. My 4th of July was well spent in Edison.

A couple weeks ago, Mike and I helped Ray and Mel move into their new apartment at Royal Oaks apartment complex in South Brunswick. More to come very soon regarding Royal Oaks, as there could be a serious update in terms of my future endeavors with that complex! I refuse to unveil any information at this point in time. Anybody who lives in NJ knows that June was a rainy month, whereas July was a hot, humid, and sunny month. The month of August is sure to be a busy month.

Each and every one of my weekends will be booked with an event, starting with the one this weekend. I am looking forward to the upcoming weekend at the shore house in Lavallette. We always have a blast when we spend weekends down there. To be honest, I’m not quite sure who exactly is going this time around. Those who will definitely be in attendance, of course, are Mike, Chris and yours truly. Greg Root’s attendance has not yet been confirmed. I believe Ray and Mel will be joining us on Saturday. Angela will be arriving on Saturday as well. I’m not sure if Beanie’s going; haven’t talked to her in a while!

You may recall Greg’s Tsunami Challenge at Surf Taco on New Years weekend back in January. He just barely beat the challenge with twenty seconds to spare, consuming the two foot burrito in 14 minutes and 40 seconds. On Saturday night, both Mike and I will attempt to defeat Greg by beating his time of 14:40, but we will also be going up against in each other in our own competition. Mike has stated on numerous occasions that he is going to kick my ass in that challenge, but what he doesn’t realize is that he’s going down in this competition faster than his burrito! LOL. Stay tuned over the weekend for video coverage of that competition!

Given the corruption that has recently taken place in our fair state, who really needs the race for NJ governor between incumbent Jon Corzine and challenger Chris Christie after all??? Come out to Surf Taco on Saturday night and witness a more legitimate race. Hahahahaha.

We’re getting pretty close to the day of Mr. Schloemer’s bachelor party, which will take place on the evening of August 15 at Hot 22 in Union. That is the same location at which Scott’s memorable bachelor party took place five years ago. Come August 22, we’ll all be on hand to witness the moment at which Mel and Ray both say the words, “I do.”

Later that night, after the reception, a number of us will be celebrating in the hotel room at the hotel that we are staying at. I will be sure to bring plenty of alcohol with me. Maybe even a flask, just for the fact that the wedding is a momentous occasion.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

R.I.P. Arturo Gatti

Over the weekend, the sport of boxing lost one of its most courageous warriors. Widely regarded as Boxing’s Ultimate Blood and Guts Warrior, former two-time world champion Arturo Gatti, 37, was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday in Brazil. A purse strap, stained with Gatti’s blood, was found in the hotel room leading investigators to believe that Gatti was strangled to death.

Police officers recently arrested Gatti’s wife, Amanda Rodrigues, whom they believe to be the murder suspect in Gatti’s death. When questioned by police how she did not realize for nearly 10 hours that Gatti was dead when she was in the room with him, Rodrigues was at a loss for words and unable to answer the question. Right about now, Rodrigues would appear to be guilty. Upon her conviction one can only hope that she remains in a jail cell for the rest of her life, with her entire life to think about what she has done while locked up. Boxing has lost one of its good men at a very young age.

Nobody could ever claim that this man ducked or dodged anybody when he was active as a fighter. Win or lose, he's fought a who's who of champions and contenders: Angel Manfredy, Ivan Robinson, Micky Ward, Oscar De la hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Carlos Baldomir, and others. Clearly he was boxing's human highlight reel. I am deeply saddened by his untimely passing.

Now that I have discussed his passing, what are your fondest memories and favorite fights of Arturo Gatti?

He was in so many spectacular, crowd pleasing fights over the years. His fight with Wilson Rodriguez at the theater in Madison Square Garden on March 23, 1996 (only the 2nd installment of HBO Boxing After Dark), might be one of the greatest fights I've EVER seen. His come from behind, 6th round stoppage of Rodriguez has to rank at the top of my list as one of the bravest efforts I have ever witnessed on behalf of a prize fighter.

Do you remember the ringside physican in Gatti's corner?
"Cover your left eye... COVER YOUR LEFT EYE OR IT'S OVER!"

Next round, with his eyes practically swollen shut, Gatti would knock Rodriguez out cold! Nothing quite defines the meaning of the term heart more appropriately than Gatti’s performance and will to win in that fight.

After his final ring appearance two years ago this very day, which resulted in a 6th round knockout loss at the hands of Alfonso Gomez in Atlantic City, NJ, Gatti retired with a professional career record of 40-9 and 31 knockouts.

My sincere condolences go out to Gatti's family and friends.

R.I.P. Arturo Gatti.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Things I have accomplished that I am thankful for!

In the midst of a recession, I am thrilled and impressed with how much I have accomplished over the last few months. Going from one job to another, in the midst of a recession, I put myself in a position where I make more money than I did before while performing work that is more suitable and less stressful. I feel a greater and more noble sense of achievement at my current job.

I also feel some sense of authority, realizing that I am scoring and judging the performance of so many employees on a day to day basis. These conclusions that I come to at the end of the day can potentially determine how much revenue does or does not go to the company. However, I'm a brainiac with a sharp mind. I don't feel any pressure under those circumstances because I know I'm doing what I have to do. At this time I continue to travel down a path of prosperity that will only see a positive light and a bright future ahead.

Having made it through some tough times and weathering several storms, I'm ready to discover the greener pastures that lie ahead. Receiving the bonus that was given to me yesterday was a significant game changer on my march down the glorious path towards prosperity, as that puts me in a better place regarding my Capital One credit card balance that is going down as well as my savings account which is one again growing. In analyzing the progress I have successfully made in attempting to better my way of life, let us exam the dynamic steps I have taken thus far.

  • I have been able to move from one job to another that pays on a higher pay scale.
  • I paid off my entire NJM auto insurance balance for the year 2009 back in May.
  • I switched cellular phone servers, from T-Mobile to Verizon, significantly reducing my monthly cell phone bills and granting myself unlimited text messaging with most of friends who are also Verizon subscribers.
  • I have dedicated myself at work with serious maximum efforts, for which I have not reached in YEARS, to the extent that I am the proud earner of a nice bonus payment come Wednesday when I get my check. Supervisor told me yesterday, in quote, "Employees don't normally get bonuses so quickly, but you are ahead of the curve!"

All of this was accomplished on my behalf in the midst of an economic recession, through determination, hard work, dedication, common sense, strategy, and smarts. Each and every one of these accomplishments have contributed to putting me in a better spot than I was before. Is the best yet to come? You better believe so! B-Money has only just begun. Ladies and gentlemen, we are all pieces on a gigantic chess board. You are all the masters, the Presidents, of your own lives. Where I go and how fast I arrive is all a question of strategy and common sense on my behalf. B-Money, the creme de la creme, is going straight to the top baby!

Bruno was pretty funny; Borat still slightly better over all!

Last night, Mike, Angela, Chris, Beanie, her boyfriend, and myself all went to see Bruno, starring Ali G's Sacha Baron Cohen who also starred as Borat, at the AMC theater at the Rockaway Mall. Just how good was Bruno?

I thought Bruno was a pretty funny movie, but how how did it rank in comparison with Borat. Bruno may have had funnier scenes than Borat overall, but I felt Borat's character was more developed and that movie had a more consistent plot which translates to a movie that is consistently more comical.

As a character, Bruno is a flagrantly homosexual fashion journalist who yearns to become world famous. The actions he takes in order to become famous are to be discovered by you when and if you make to theaters to see this movie.

If I thought Cohen pushed the line of moral constraint with Borat three years ago, he crossed the line in a full fledged sprint with this particular movie - everything right down to pouring a glass of of champagne out of a champagne bottle that's lodged in his boyfriend's ass. Overall, I thought Bruno was a good movie with a number of funny scenes, pictures, and sound bytes, but The Hangover remains by far the funniest movie I have seen this summer and one of the funniest movies I have seen in years.

After the movie, we all headed to Cliff's Ice Cream in Ledgewood to enjoy some ice cream before parting ways for the evening. As usual Mike ordered his usual ginormous skycraper cone. LOL.

Friday, July 10, 2009

B-Money is grateful to be rewarded for kicking ass!

Right now I'm just waiting for Mike, Angela, and Chris to arrive at the Rockaway Mall so Beanie and her boyfriend can meet up with us and we can go see Bruno. I just wanted to take a little bit of time before hand to discuss just how grateful I am to receive a bonus this month.

My bonus was a substantially high amount and that will accelerate the process of getting to the point in my life that I visualize myself being at. As you all know, Capital One balance is coming back down again at reasonably fast pace after I used it to pay for the automobile repair I had over a month ago. By the end of this month, I will be back to having a $0 credit card balance, which once again feels absolutely phenomenal. In regards to the bonus money I'm getting Wednesday, I'm delighted to finally be getting rewarded for kicking ass at work like it's nobodies business. That bonus was beautiful.

B-Money is currently at the top of his game ladies and gentlemen! The odd adage is totally true. You just can't keep a champion down. Weekend is here, though. The time has come to go see what is supposed to be a really funny movie. Come Monday morning, I'll be kicking ass even HARDER because that's what I was put there to do and I don't know too many people who can kick ass much better. There's plenty of obligations and priorities on my plate at this time. Next weekend, Mike and I are helping to soon-to-be wed move into their new apartment at Royal Oaks in Monmouth Junction. More to follow in regards to Royal Oaks, as I have a few surprises up my sleeve in the coming weeks and months. We also have the bachelor party coming up next month, as well as the wedding!

Gas prices are going down and I'm gradually replenishing all savings accounts. Damn, I'm good. As good as I am, once again I am even more GRATEFUL! Thank you God. When you think about it, I'm the president of my own life managing multiple tasks and doing an outstanding job! Time for me to go see Bruno. Remember folks, if you can't B-Money, then you just can't be serious!

Uplifting news on a wonderful Friday!

I am extremely grateful for the extra bonus money that I will be receiving on pay day this coming Wednesday.

This is a Friday that just got much, much better ladies and gentlemen. Approximately an hour ago, my supervisor informed me that I am receiving a monthly bonus this month and he showed me the amount that I will be getting. When I looked at the amount, I almost had a heart attack. That is a nice sized bonus; it definitely made my day!!! I am extremely grateful for the extra bonus money that I will be receiving on pay day this coming Wednesday. What a wonderful Friday this has turned out to be! Furthermore, I look forward to going to the movies tonight to see Bruno, starring Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, 2006), with Mike, Chris, and Beanie. I’ve heard mixed reviews about that movie, but I’m hoping it’s a funny movie and I’m expecting as much.

In other news:

Who ever said truck drivers were the safest drivers??? I love how some people actually believe truck drivers are the safest drivers on the highway. That assumption is absolutely not true. Most of the accidents I see on the highway are over turned tractor trailers. On my commute to work this morning, I was delayed by an over turned tractor trailer. This was an accident, nonetheless, that did not involve a second vehicle. Are truck drivers really the safest drivers on the road? Let me clue you in on a little news flash. I'm a safer and better driver than just about all of them! Over the course of eleven years, nobody has ever seen me standing on the side of the road in sporting filthy tank top, calling AAA on my mobile phone because I drove my vehicle into a spooning position! LOL.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Woman carelessly puts her face together while driving.

As I was driving on my commute to work this morning, I noticed a car moving pretty slow in front of me. Eventually I passed the vehicle, noticing that it was a woman applying eyeliner and preparing her face for the day while looking in the mirror. Forget about the fact that she could have gotten a ticket or a hefty fine for her careless driving habits. Heaven forbid she was driving fast enough and collided with another car, she might not have those pretty eyes anymore. She might even have a cute little eyeliner stick hanging out her head where her eyes used to be. Furthermore, she could’ve gotten into an accident and caused bodily harm or much worse, a fatality, to herself or others. Not cool at all. Lesson learned ladies: Either put your faces together at home before getting into the car to drive to work, or in the parking lot, with your car in PARK, before you get out of the car to go into work.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Whether you are down at the shore, or somewhere local, let the good times roll as we celebrate our Independence Day. Last night, a number of us went to the Stress Factory in New Brunswick to watch Joe DeRosa perform. In about an hour or so, we will be having a BBQ here at Mr. Mike's house in Edison and enjoying a few adult beverages along the way. Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Primed and ready for 4th of July weekend!

This is sure to be a truly reinvigorating weekend of drinking, eating, and socializing.

The 4th of July holiday weekend is practically here ladies and gentlemen. My employer is scheduled to have its company picnic/volleyball game tomorrow at the local park. In what I believe is the politically correct action to take, I will be attending the picnic, but I will not be playing volleyball. As an employee who critiques and scores the performance of most of the employees at my job, it would feel like a conflict of interest for me to act buddy-buddy with them and play volleyball with them for an entire afternoon. That’s just my way of thinking and how I perceive that particular situation.

The company will also be getting pizza for all of the employees, which I am extremely grateful for, but I’m really looking forward to 5PM when my 4th of July weekend will officially kick off. I’ll be at Mike’s house in Edison this weekend, where the 4th of July festivities will be taking place. That is the location at which 4th of July was celebrated last year as well. I’m looking forward to having some drinks as well as some good food. Those in attendence at various points throughout the weekend will include Greg, Ray, Mel, Mike, Chris, Angela, and yours truly! Tomorrow night we’ll be heading out to the Stress Factory in New Brunswick to see Joe DeRosa, who has previously made appearances on Comedy Central. Fourth of July weekend is the heart and soul of the summer, as well as our Independence Day as Americans, so it is essential that we make the most of such a fine weekend and live it up!

Other than the much anticipated holiday weekend upcoming, I am delighted to admit that my credit card balance is coming back down again. My savings account is gradually being replenished on my behalf after debiting a large amount of the money from that account to pay off some expenses earlier this year. Credit card debt down; savings up, that is indeed the way to go. That is how I like to roll. B-Money is heading in the right direction. I’m continuing to focus on the bright light of prosperity that lies ahead. Let the good times roll my friends. This is sure to be a truly reinvigorating weekend of drinking, eating, and socializing. A little drunken socializing and fraternizing in the name and celebration of patriotism never hurt anybody, right?