UPDATE to all my loyal readers…

Sorry, everybody!

Lately, my life has been as unpredictable and hectic as the ACE trains during rush hour (5..4..3..2..1..)

But, I haven’t forgotten about you all. To whomever it is that keeps coming back, thank you, thank you.  My professional life is reaching critical mass, which in turn has created repercussions with my social life; creating this perfect storm that has ravaged my calendar.

On top of that, I am planning a re-location to a much more favorable environment in the next 30 days, so my life is fragilely held together with duct tape and good vibrations.  So, I’ve only reached the edge of the (#dark) jungle that will be my life for the immediate future.

Never fear, though!  I’m able to squeeze out nuggets of Zen (hello, mental image), through @zenONAsubway, whenever I have 30 seconds of free time and 3G service.  I know, I know. I know, what y’all you are thinking, “It’s not enough! We want more meditations!!*” I promise once I get my shit straight, I’ll be back to pumping out incoherent babble in no time.  To quote a wise elder:

I don’t prophesize, I promise you.

*What? It’s plausible.

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dear chinese lesbians

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I …

i have trust issues.
i have insecurity issues.
i am passive aggressive.
i am a work in progress.

i fall in love with the chase as much as the girl.
i fall in love with every girl that shows me the least bit of attention.

i quote movies/songs/tv shows way too much.
i rely on stupid, childish jokes way too much.

i can make you crack a smile no matter the situation.
i would always be there for you no matter the situation.

i have grown more in the last 18 months than i have the previous 18 years.

i am the best possible version of myself.
and i’m not done going farther, harder and better than everyone else.

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I know I’m late to the party

but when I first heard the name Frank Ocean, I pictured a Frank Sinatra impersonator/performer on a cruise ship.  Instead I get a few more tracks to add to my bedroom playlist ..

mp3: http://tinyurl.com/dustfrankocean

So many pages I wrote, wish I could revise them
But there’s no erasing and the best advice I got
Was keep writing, and keep living, and keep loving

shout out to Childish Gambino for setting me straight.
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Ass or Crotch ??

Before I begin, get your minds outta the gutter.

This YouTube clip encapsulates two topics I’d like to cover with today’s post: awkward eye contact and ass/crotch etiquette.

First of all, eye contact on the subway is widely discouraged.  Once you enter that subway car, you are your own country.  Everybody around you is to be treated like a potential foreign threat to national security; even little, old Asian countries can be hiding a nuke in their little, old lady purses. Not to have such a fatalistic or antisocial outlook on life, but in my decade or so of experience riding the subway, never have I thought to myself, “Hmmmm, I could really go for a conversation right about now!”  Although, I’m not above sneaking a sidewards glance in your direction every now and then, the probability of which goes higher if I’m caught without my headphones or you’re a pretty lady.

I’m used to those awkward moments in which, when you’re scanning the subway, your eyes lock with another person with a wandering eye for all of half a second.  I’m talking about extended bouts of eye contact that inherently illicit my fight or flight response.   Situations in which the person challenged you to a staring contest, and you’re non-cooperation doesn’t deter the challenger in the slightest (if anything, it gives them resolve to try and burn a hole into your soul using his death-stare).  This isn’t an eHarmony commercial or a West Side Story homage, if someone’s staring at me in the subway, I doubt it’s my future soul-mate and the knife fight that would presumably follow would have a lot more stabbing and a lot less jazz hands.

The second topic that the video broaches happens only sporadically to a commuter, but if you’re a rush hour commuter, you experience this twice a day.  Would you rather have someone’s ass or crotch staring you in the face, and vice versa, would you rather have your ass or crotch staring someone in the face? 

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Forgiv-a-ness, Please!

Sorry, faithful follower(s?), I’ve been sucked into Twitter, recently (follow me!). Plus I got some rather exciting news just recently, and have yet to recover  from that.

New post guaranteed tomorrow.
3:1 odds  for 2 new posts tomorrow.
100:1 odds I reveal my identity.

dun dun dun.

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My financial situation

They say that: If you live in New York City, every time you walk out the door, you spend $20.

The problem is when you’re budget only allows for $20/week.

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