Wow. It's been roughly two years since I have posted anything on here. So long in fact that I am having a tough time navigating the site but that is neither here nor there. A lot has happened in these last two years. I took it upon myself to go back to school since I never finished and it has been an extremely grueling experience to say the least. I never realized how difficult it would be to work full time, go to school full time and be a daddy all at the same time. Some days I am glad I made the move to return and other days I regret making the decision altogether. Those things aside, one of the best things that could ever happen to someone, happened to me. One of the worst things that can ever happen to a person also happened to me. I say that to say this; That is proof that anything can happen at any given time. The same way you can be blessed with one of the biggest joys in life, God can turn right around and take something great away from you.
Zya Marie came into my life at a time where I needed her. I needed her smile, her beautiful gaze with her cute little chinky/droopy eyes, her little laughs and baby talks are the best thing that have happened in my 34 years of living. She is my motivation and my reason for continuing to try and become a better person. With that being said, I will try and post on here a lot more often, not for the world to see but for my own sanity and mental health. Writing was always one of my favorite things to do in this world and I lost the love for it when I last posted something on here. I am trying to regain that love for it one day at a time.
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Sunday, January 31, 2016
One of the most important people in my life just gave me some great news. Last week my great friend Julio hit me up asking me if I was home. I found it weird. Not that he was calling but that he was asking me that. He said he would pass by in a few and say what's up. Cool. He called again and told me to come downstairs. I figured he couldn't find parking. So I throw some sweats on and make my way downstairs and go and chill in his car for a bit. He hands me this gift.
He handed me this box and told me to open it. Ernie, as I refer to him just asked me to be part of his wedding. I was all smiles. I was never expecting it. I knew I would be attending his wedding but I had no clue I'd be attending as a groomsman.
I can't wait to share this special day with Ernie and Yeslan. Familia is Familia es Familia.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Now Ever since I started this blog back in 2008 I just did it based off of the strength that I enjoy to write. I enjoy to share stories. That being said, over the years I have gotten to know some pretty awesome people who actually write for a living. This was a bit intimidating but nonetheless, we ended up getting really cool. Anthony Gilbert has written for Slam multiple times but none of his stories will mean as much to me as this one. Kobe Bryant is playing his final season in the NBA. Let that sink in. Every game I watch, I let a tear out because MY FAVORITE BASKETBALL PLAYER EVER WILL NO LONGER BE PLAYING BASKETBALL. Unlimited sighs about that but never any sighs for the words the homie Anthony puts together in this great piece. Continue to make us all proud AXG.
To read his story on Kobe Bryant, please click HERE.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
I know I said I'd write more but I have hit somewhat of a mental block when it comes to sharing my life on here. Social media is everywhere we look so it's only right to get with the times. I have been so out of shape lately that everything I try and do hurts. I've resorted to more stretching and a lot more water consumption to try and help me progress a bit more than I did last year. Follow me as I try and turn this dad bod into something that I'll be happy about for the rest of my life. The video above is just a quick work out I try and repeat at least two times a week. I try and do each exercise 3 times, 10 reps each with very little rest in between. I try and keep my work outs random that way I'm trying something new every time. Enjoy.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The NBA season officially started for me tonight. Kobe Bryant just took the floor for what is his 20th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. More than any other player in NBA history. Thank you for making them memorable. #GoLakers
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
I actually love this. Not because of the obvious fact that it has to do with one of the things I love the most in life, but because of all the good things to come. I can't tell you how much I hate the sneaker world right now. Nike and every other major brand out there are raising their prices and like the brainwashed generation we are, we keep buying them no matter how expensive they get. Granted, the technology in sneakers now is unheard of but either way, a pair of Jordan's goes for close to $200 retail. Which in turn makes the hype beasts and sneaker re-sellers up their prices as well. The reason it sounds like I'm complaining is because deep down inside I am. I guess I come from the generation where the history of the sneaker was bit more exciting than the sneaker itself. To watch Michael Jordan do things in the sneakers that were in store was something that always intrigued me.
This is why the whole "Jordan Experience" caught my eye. I wanted to see what it was about. I wanted to see if it was going to be another stupid project to get people to buy sneakers. I was shocked to see what it was all about. The fact that they want to educate this generation on sneakers blew my mind. I wish I could have been a part of that. Besides that, the fact that they're giving back to the community and the youth just makes me smile because it gives me faith. It gives me faith in the future. The future of sneakers. Please make sure you go and check out their site for more awesomeness.
For more on the Jordan experience and more on Villa, click here.
Monday, October 12, 2015
I've been fortunate enough to have been invited to a few weddings and this is by far the best one I've ever attended. I met Dean and Jas through social media believe it or not. The rest is history. I was honored when they invited us to attend their special day and it did not disappoint. We flew to Cabo, Mexico for the weekend and from the minute we landed it was nothing but fun and sun.
Met some funny individuals and made nothing but great memories. I haven't laughed so consistently in a while and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
Everywhere we went and everything we did was pure fun. Never a dull moment. How can you complain?
As you can tell from this picture...Fun was at an all time high.
No matter where we went, it was a mob. The guys night was freaking crazy. All of us pictured above, plus the 20 more that came from another hotel. At times we had to do a roll call just to make sure we didn't lose anyone. Like I said before, this was my 3rd wedding ever in life and it is most definitely at the top of the list. I'm wishing Dean and Jasmin nothing but the best in their marriage, I'm sure they won't disappoint.