Sleepeaker

Appetizer
Make up a word and give us its definition.
Sleepeaker is a speaker that makes you want to sleep.

Soup
What is currently your favorite song?
I don’t have a dominant right now, but a couple of ILL Nino I cannot get tired of… I will put one one up on myspace for ya to listen.

Salad
What’s at the top of your Christmas wish list this year?
Peace on earth and financial stability.

Main Course
Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.
Bea’s new perfume reminds me of her already, even though her natural scent is just as sweet.

Dessert
Who is someone on television that you feel probably shouldn’t be, and why?
Rosie O’Donnell because I think she hurts the causes that she is trying to promote more than actually help them. It is hard to be both funny and talk about serious subjects… credibility is hard to come by sometimes.

Saying you are sorry

One of my uncles just discovered how to forward e-mails. While I delete most of the stuff I am sent, I felt like opening this e-mail up and reading it. It was your standard forward, but it had a little saying that really stuck with me.

It is not the first time I have read motivational stuff, I actually like to read stuff like that. From 7 habits of highly successfully people to 21 suggestions for success, I like to read and think about things. I have even been blamed of being too into philosophy to the point it annoys people.

The quote I read simply said,

“If you say you are truly sorry make sure you look the person in the eyes.”

Saying you are sorry is something people take for granted. Forgiveness is something I believe people don’t truly understand… when we are hurt we expect it, when we are at fault we don’t always know how to ask for it.

I am trying hard to remember if I have always looked people right in their eyes when I have said I am sorry. I am going to make a conscious effort from now on. I am certain that one of the problems I have with trusting someone has a lot to do with being able to look at them in the eyes… the people that cannot do that sometimes seem to me like they have something to hide.

Ice, Ice and more Ice

I am not sure what is wrong with KC. The current ice storm is not as bad as it was in OK and not nearly as bad as I have seen in Chicago and Michigan. Sure it is dangerous out on the road, but not any worse than when there is black ice… why are people freaking out?

Be careful, if you don’t have to drive to work don’t but just use common sense if you have to.

Test the stopping power of your car in a parking lot or without anyone in front of you so you can judge your stopping distance. The adjust your driving to that. Be very careful of those around you, stay in the slow late and let the SUV people with their false sense of indestructibility pass you by.

Make sure you have plenty of gas, stop and go traffic will consume a lot more fuel than your normal commute.

Warm up your car and do not drive with your car half cleaned off. It is amazing how many people just create little portholes out of their windows and figure they have good visibility.

Make sure you have flashlights or candles available and you know where to find them. Candles without matches are not good source of light.

A good book is not a bad form of entertainment if the lights go out, and reading one by candle light once a year is not going to destroy your eyesight.

Use common sense if you have to drive and make sure you are prepared. Don’t panic is just winter weather.

The Chiefs Entourage

Even though I am not the biggest R. Kelly fan, I have to say that he put on an excellent show on Friday night. It was lacking flow, but it was full of his hits and it was a crowd pleaser for sure. Sadly, this post is not about that, but about how sad I was for black people after the show.

I don’t have token black friends, I happen to have several friends that are black. I was happy to be able to take a couple of them to see R. Kelly at our company’s private suite. Everything was going great until we noticed that a couple of suites down, a group of what can only be described as exotic dancers showed up. They were drinking heavily and overall seemed to be having a good time.

Here is the part when I started to get sad about black people. My wife had to go to the restroom, and she was taking a while to come back. To get into the private suites your ticket is required; I figured maybe she forgot to take her ticket, so I went to wait for her outside the suite just in case.

The Chiefs players that were there were not misbehaving, but their guests were being extremely obnoxious. They started to spill food and drinks on the floor. Then I saw my wife coming back to the suite and she told me that she was trapped in the bathroom not wanting to come out while the people that were in there, trashing the place and swearing up a storm, happened to also be part of the Chiefs entourage.

On our way out we saw not only a mess on the floor, but puke on the way to the bathroom from someone that didn’t quite had a chance to make it. While I cannot blame everything on the Chiefs entourage, I know they were the people that have behaved the worse on all the events that I have attended in the Sprint Center.

I was really sad when it was normal for the people I was with that some people would just act that way. While not all of the people at the Sprint Center were black, the show is already being considered the first black show there. I heard the people that work there complaining about how trashed everything was, and how it was the first time such thing happened. It made it seemed like just because some people don’t know how to behave it puts a negative on an entire race. Kind of sad to me, because if white trash act up at a concert, nobody blames he whole white race.

Candle day Friday Feast

Appetizer
What was the last game you purchased?
I believe the very last one was Pictionary, and it has been one of the funnest ever!

Soup
Name something in which you don’t believe.
Hrm… I think there are not many things I don’t believe in… maybe not completely believe in them… wow… with all certainty, I don’t believe in absolutes.

Salad
If you could choose a celebrity to be your boss, who would you pick?
Is Bill Gates a celebrity?

Main Course
What was a lesson you had to learn the hard way?
That some people are truly empty inside. I used to believe that everyone had something to offer, some people don’t.

Dessert
Describe your idea of the perfect relaxation room.
Lots of input of every kind, screens, loud speakers, a club… that is a relaxation room for me.

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