50 things about me

Aiiiight… it’s Friday night, it’s raining and I’m bored as hell. I’m jacking this meme from a few blogs I’ve checked out tonight, so here goes…
1. How tall are you barefoot?

 

5 feet 9.2 inches

2. Have you ever flown first-class?

Ummm yeah… when I won tickets to the American Music Awards from V103 back in ’92. I flew first class and was sitting across the aisle from Bill Bellamy

 

3. One of your favorite books when you were a child?

Grover

 

4. A good restaurant in your city?

 A new find, but I’m lovin’ Carolina Kitchen located in the Blvd at Capital Centre

5. What is your favorite small appliance?

I guess it would have to be my Andis T-Outliner since I shape my hair up each morning
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6. One person that never fails to make you laugh?

My man Khari in LA. This is the only brotha that can make me laugh when I’m pissed off about something. One day when venting to him about how my ex-wife was going to make me lose my cool, my partner said “Maaaaan… don’t kill her. Who’s gonna pick me up and drive me around when I come into town if you’re locked up”. Immediately I busted out laughing and forgot all the troubles I was dealing with.

7. What’s your favorite Christmas song?

 

Donny Hathaway’s This Christmas

8. What was the first music that you ever bought?

The first tape that I bought back in ’87 was Ice-T’s Rhyme Pays
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9. Do you do push-ups?

Occasionally. I go through phases where I’ll do them continuously for a few days and then I won’t do them again for a few weeks.

 

10. What was one of your favorite games as a child?

Paper football. I was the champeen!!!! Nobody wanted to see me in that.

11.What is the one thing that you cook that always receives compliments?

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12. When you were twelve years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Not what, but who. I wanted to be Tony Dorsett.

 

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13. Your favorite Soup of the Day?

Campbell’s Chicken w/Rice
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14. What in your life are you most grateful for?

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 I’m most grateful for having such a strong, loving mother. Words will never be able to truly express my love and appreciation for her.

15. Have you ever met someone famous?

Have I… Lord, where do I start??? The list is extremely long and there’s no way that I can remember them all. I’ve got a lot of pics, but most of them have to be scanned, but here goes…
Peeps met while touring and promoting

Free
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Jay-Z & the entire ROC fam, Nappy Roots, Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, Roy Jones, Keith Murray, Busta Rhymes, Da Brat, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, DMX, Wu-Tang Clan, The Lox, Lost Boyz, Lil’ Kim, Whodini, Faith, Supercat, Mad Lion, Kid Capri, Kurtis Blow, Kriss Kross

DJ Yella (from NWA)
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Sir Mix-A-Lott, Erykah Badu,Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Evander Holyfield, Beyonce’, Kevin Johnson, Brian McKnight, Ice Cube, Tyson Beckford, Lisa Leslie, Michael Jordan, Terrell Owens, Don Cheadle

Redman

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Peeps met through my Pops (who use to work for the NBA in 70’s & 80’s)
All the Bullets players from 1978-1984 including Wes Unseld & Elvin Hayes, Larry Bird, Dr. J, Kevin McHale, Moses Malone, Larry Johnson, George Gervin, Adrian Dantley, Dominique Wilkins, Tiny Archibald, Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson, Earl Monroe, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Sam Jones,Charles Barkley, Muggsy Bogues, Dell Curry, Rex Chapman

Peeps met at private functions (pool parties, cook-outs, industry events, etc.)

Marcus Camby
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Jahidi White, Lavar Arrington, Nia Long, Marvcus Patton, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Warren, Walt Williams, Jermaine O’Neal, Rasheed Wallace, Ginuwine, Russell Simmons

Doug E. Fresh
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Allen Iverson, Steve Francis, Cuttino Mobley, Alonzo Mourning, Jesse Jackson, Sean Combs, Ken Griffey Jr

Dick Clark
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Ed Lover, Teddy Riley, Jermaine Dupri, Fab Five Freddy, Mariah Carey

16. Date Of Birth?

July 11, 1972

17. Top 3 thoughts at this exact moment:

 -this is a long azz questionnaire

-when is it gonna stop raining

-I want some more Turkey Hill Black Cherry ice cream right now

18. Three people you’re thinking about right now:

 -my fiancee

-my dad

-my mom

19. Name five drinks you regularly drink:

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-Naked smoothies
-Odwalla strawberry lemonade
-Deer Park water
-White tea, either Snapple or Inko’s
-Sobe Mango Melon

20. From what news source do you receive the bulk of your news?

I work for the news, I don’t need another source.


21. Current hair?
 

Cut almost exactly the same as the pic I have in my profile

22. Current worry?

Can’t say that I really have any worries.

 

23. Current hate?

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The Washington Redskins
24. Favorite place to be?
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I enjoy spending time with my nieces and get a lot of joy being around them. I suppose anywhere they are. The pic is not an optical illusion. I really do have three arms… lol.
25. Least favorite place to be?

 

Sitting in trafffic, as I do each day for an hour to and from work.


26. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Yeah, I’m organized. But I’m still a packrat though
27. Do you believe in a afterlife?
Heaven & Hell… you gotta make a choice.
28. Where do you think you will be in 10 Yrs?
I don’t know. Hopefully happily married with 8 kids and better utilizing my production skills in a career job making much more money. I was just kidding about the part about the 8 kids, 3 is about right… lol.

29. Do you burn or tan?

 

Sike!


30. Who was the last blogger you hung out with?

 

Never

31. Are you more optimistic or pessimistic about the future?


Very optimistic

32. Last time you had an alcoholic drink?
About an hour ago

33. What songs do you sing in the shower?

I don’t sing, I just dance and try not to fall.

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a kid?

 Lightbulb

I didn’t have fears. Mom let me sleep with the cool red light bulb.

35. What’s in your pockets right now?

My pants are on the floor. I think my money, wallet and keys are still in there.
36. Last thing that made you laugh?
Listening to Redskins fans talk about how good their team was gonna be this season.
37. Best bed sheets you had as a child?

I don’t recall having those kiddie bedsheets. I guess you could say the warm, flannel ones.

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had?
Injury??? Hmmm… I’ve had a few unfortunate accidents. I guess the time in the 3rd grade when I was chasing some girls in the gymnasium. We were playing freeze tag or something, I can’t really remember. They ran under the bleachers and I ran after them. One problem, I was a lot taller than them and I forgot to duck. Blood was squirting from my head like a waterhose. Got rushed to the ER bleeding like crazy and ened up with 11 stitches. Hench the scar on my forehead right below my hairline that still remains today. To make matter even funnier, my Pops and I had to take a picture for the church directory the day after my stitches game out and bandages removed. I still have that pic of both of us in suits and me with this big red mark on my head
then
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39. Favorite song?
I don’t really have a favorite song. I just love music by Stevie Wonder and Patti Labelle.

 

40. How many TVs do you own?

Just two. But I only watch the one that has HD. Football season is coming baby!!!

 

41. In the last calendar year, how many people have you told that you love them?

I dunno, all of my family members of course. Moms, pops, baby bro, baby sis, my nieces, the grandfolks and my fiancee.

42. Last person that made you blush?

This lady who working the checkout at the Giant said something about my eyelashes.

43. Best Compliment received?

 

Best???? I dunno. I’m not one to really listen to what people say about me good or bad.


44. What song is in your head?
Katrina Klap – Mos Def

45. What is your favorite book?

Honestly, I’ve spent more time recently reading The Bible so I would have to say that.


46. Last meal you cooked for the opposite sex?
Breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon and blueberry pancakes for my fiancee.

 

47. What songs do you want played at your wedding?

I dunno, but I better figure that one out real soon.


48. What song do you want played at your funeral?

 

What kinda question is that???

49. What were you doing at 12 midnight last night?

Can’t remember, I’m getting old. I was probably watching ESPN and downloading music.

50. What would you like to accomplish with the remaining years of your life?

I just want to have love, peace and happiness.

12 thoughts on “50 things about me”

  1. i enjoyed reading your blog. i loved the last thing you wrote about peace, love and happiness. i think we all want that whether we vocalize it or not. enjoy the long weeekend. i will stop by soon again. peace and love.

  2. Wow u know a lot of ppl…..My sister made some homemade chicken noodle soup yesterday…um um good…that woman can throw down too bad she crazy and I love my electric clippers too..but for differetn reasons

  3. my fav restaurant in your area is The Luna Cafe or something just up from Starbucks. The best food I’ve had in a long time. Actually I love DC. I could totally live there. A lotta richness and hot people going on…just my kinda spot.

  4. First time by…of course I’ll be back I see we read some of the same blogs…those chics crack me up LOL…don’t you hate long questionaires LOL and yes I know I spelled that wrong I don’t feel like changing it.

  5. Thanks for the stop by. It’s nice to “meet” new readers. Hopefully, you’ll continue to stop by from time to time.

    This was a funny/interesting post. Thanks for allowing me to get to “know” you a little better.

  6. LOL. If a MeMe is more than ten questions long, I don’t bother doing them. I can’t think too much about myself, LOL.

    Your MeMe was rather enjoyable.

    Nice to meet you, GMo

  7. I love that Cowboys blog you got going! The Cowboys are my team; they’re America’s team. Of course I’ma say that, LOL…. What do you think? Does Dallas need TO? Was he running game when he was riding the stationary bike? I don’t think TO will be good for Dallas. We don’t need showboaters; we need players who come to play the Game.

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