Thought for July 9 - 12, 2002 ]
Hey CK Fans...
I have been very busy with my cousins visiting from New York City..
so I have had very little online time to share my weekly thought...
but I'll catch up right now!
First off, I
have to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ruby (Surrey, British Columbia)
and Andrea (Toronto, Ontario) and also Shani (Bermuda,
West Indies) who are all celebrating their birthdays this week.
All the best to you and many more to come!
will be experimenting with an instant message system where you can
leave your brief comment right here so everyone can see without
e-mailing me personally. But you still have that option.
Over the weekend,
I went along with my cousins to this party going on in Orlando around
the executive airport. There was some trouble getting in at first
because there was strict ID and age checks at the door.. but after
that was taken care of, the party seemed pretty good. There were
2 rooms. One on the inside playing hip hop/r&b and reggae, and
the outside room playing calypso and soca music. I don't expect
much for Orlando, but this party was okay. Good environment and
it seemed like everyone was having a good time. It was $10 to get
in, and for a party this size seems a bit overpriced. When I was
in the parking lot going out to get another friend, 2 really hot
girls stopped me while driving in their car to ask me how the party
was. After they also told me how fine I looked, they invited me
to come over to a club called ROXY's that is across the street charging
$5 at the door. Now, if I was by myself, I would have gone with
them, but since I was the main ride for my cousins and I already
paid $10 to get into this party, I had to regretfully pass on it.
I told them that I'd see them next week.
is the flyer for the party I went to on Saturday night
I have been
playing quite the tour guide here in Florida as on Monday I took
my younger cousins to Walt Disney World's
Magic Kingdom. The place has changed a lot since I was
last there as a kid. The park is now more bigger with much more
rides and areas. We only got to go around the Magic Kingdom area
for the one day we were there. You really need at least a week to
see the entire park.
On Tuesday I
drove down with my cousins to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. It was the first
time I returned there since I moved away 2 months ago. I had to
go and see my good friends, Liza and Jolene. It was nice seeing
them even if it was only for 20 minutes.
night I had more time to go out and I took my cousins for a drive
down South Beach. They seemed to enjoy it. The majority of them
were way underage to hit any of my regular clubs but it was worth
trying to get them in. As we were driving down the South Beach strip
of Collins Avenue, we passed by a party going on the Leslie Hotel.
There's always something going on there... so I knew I'd go and
check that out later. As I was in the crazy cruisin traffic of Collins,
I told my cousins that they might as well get out and walk and I'd
park. The second they open the door >>> WHAM!!!
The door strikes and guy on a bicycle and he falls off his bike.
I think to myself, "OH S_ _ _!!!!!" Here comes a lawsuit
or something. Conviently, a police officer was right there to my
right and saw the whole thing. He asked if there was any damage
to the car and my cousins said that there wasn't any. The guy on
the bicycle gets up and brushes himself off. He's okay.
I still continue
to drive and I find a parking spot on Washington Avenue and 8th
Street under this tree. ( remember that for later ) I go outside
to check the car and find that there is a scratch on the door and
there is paint missing. So now I'm just angry. I'm trying to take
my cousins out and show them a good time and this happens. Its nobodys
fault.. but I'm still upset.
all finally meet up back on Collins Ave and I take a walk over to
the Leslie Hotel. That
night there was a party going on sponsered by SPEED Unlimited
Energy Drink. I went in and the party was bumpin to DJ
Holze as he played dance and trance music. Thanks to Martin
from the Speed Promotional Team that gave me a free sample of the
drink. It tastes really good and is refreshing. I got 2 Long Island
Ice Teas for my cousins and they felt nice after. They didn't like
the music and wanted to go to Club Deep. So we ventured off over
there. When we got to the door at Club Deep I had to work something
out with the bouncer at the door because I was with 4 minors. Regular
admission was $10 for myself and $20 for the minors. So we spent
a total of $80 at the door to get them in. Once in, the party was
slammin! I couldn't believe how many girls were in there dancing.
This night was a live-to-air broadcast on Miami's Power 96FM and
also the Tweet Concert After Party. I didn't see Tweet, but I did
see some other real good looking women. I danced up a storm while
my cousins tried to get a drink. There was a particular girl that
noticed me and asked me to dance with her. We jammed well together..Just
when I was really getting into it...I was suddenly called away by
one of my other cousins telling me that one of them was feeling
sick. So I reach into my pocket and know that this night is soon
over and I get my car keys. Before I left, I wanted to get some
ice water. Not bottled water, just ICE water.. I went to the bar
and they actually had the nerve to ask me for $2!! I said forget
that. Club Deep lost some serious points with me there once they
are charging for regular tap water for the designated drivers. Sooo
Anyways, I go
to get my car.. and do you remember where it is? Yes.. at Washington
Avenue and 8th Street under the tree. Well.. once I get to my car,
I see that it was seriously attacked. By what you may ask? Well..
by bird droppings. No wonder nobody parked in that particular spot!!
My car was really disgraced. Miami's humidity alone in that 2 hours
I was away from the car baked the droppings into the car's paint.
I was hoping for a miracle rainstorm to happen soon.
I got everyone
back home and 9am the next morning I washed the car with some lemon
Joy dishwashing liquid. I just had to get it out before the hot
day sun arose.
was basically the most of it.
As for my "THOUGHT",
last week I said something and I had to take it out due to some
controversial issues. I have a tendency to speak my mind a lot and
forget about those around me. So that will no longer happen. I have
lost some friends because of it, and it doesn't look like I will
be forgiven anytime soon.
I'm only 24
now, and in some ways my life is flashing before my eyes. I am in
a career slump. I have no job and have made no progress in the year
2002. I feel as if I am becoming a big burden on my family and that
I have yet to make something of myself. There is no jobs and nothing
for me to work from in Orlando. I am strongly contemplating a new
life in New York City. Frankly ANYWHERE there is a job for me. Once
I have a job, that will be a route to some form of minor success.
I have also
been contemplating more about my social life lately. One of my good
friends and former girlfriends is getting married in a year or so.
She was my first love and I feel that I let her get away. She could
have been "the one" but due to distance and so many other
circumstances, it never became what it could have been. Well, I
guess if it was meant to be, it would have, right? So this is just
another learning experience in this road of life. I have accepted
it, but I still can imagine what life I could have had if it was
former girlfriends, I should be seeing a good number of them once
I return to Toronto in the coming weeks. If I can find a job there,
I'd love to move back. But if my best friends who live there can't
find steady jobs there, (and they are way more qualified than I
am) how am I supposed to find a job? So, my life is a gamble right
now. I am very close to paying everyone off of all my debts. Once
that is completed, then I will think about just living outside of
society. Maybe I need to find myself. Because right now, I have
no clue who I am, or who I am supposed to be. At one time I did,
in Toronto. My life in Miami just seemed like an extended vacation.
Now my life here in Orlando, just seems like I'm trapped in limbo.
Well, onto next