Saturday, July 26, 2008

Auto Buying!

okay, it has come to this. I am in need of a car. As I have gotten more interested in photography and have wanted to photo different locales and scenes, I have found it tough to do so via the bus. Now if our bus system was a good one like most major metropolitan cities this would be of no consequence. But this is Bush country (No Jamie, not the GOOD kind), the home of big oil and so any attempt to improve mass transit to the point of cutting down on the Two-Ton Pick-Ups meets with no small amount of dissension. That being said, I need a motor vehicle. one that is small enough to battle the economy and just large enough to feel safe and haul my junk and $5,000.00 or less. Yeah, I am going frugal.

Also I am moving towns after I graduate next May and I would like to have wheels just so that navigating in a new city might be easier at first. I am hoping that I have the fortitude to drive only when absolutely necessary (crossing fingers).
anyway, any advice you all have I am all ears!
I have never owned a car so this is gonna be interesting.

Be safe and be true cuz I dont have to tell you about Karma

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

All Right Already! I'll listen to the Promos

Hey all!First of all I have GOT to update my photo! I no longer have an afro, as a matter of fact I havent had an afro for nearly 7 months I think...anyway. Oh and forgive the typos!
Well I got a boat load of promos from the old salt mines and I have yet to listen to more than half of them. Now I have my stand by tunes that I listen to faithfully throughout the week. You know the ones that really compliment your moods depending on what those moods are. For instance in the shower I like a little something that I can sing along to. For a while it was Charlie Wilson's CD "Charlie, Last Name Wilson", now I love this CD! The whole CD y'all and I proved it every morning by crooning until I was a prune. Then I went back to Erykah Badu's "WorldWide Underground" until I came upon a worthy joint. And what do you know, in walked Al Green's new one "Lay It Down"! Oh my word! This CD is out of control with everything you love about old school Al and what you love about the neo-soul crowd. Anthony Hamilton sings the hook on Lay It Down and I wanted to do just that! Then there was the John Legend song and the Corrine Bailey Rae piece! I just wore that poor CD out. Well what do you think happened next? Well I'll tell you what happened next, a little lady with a big voice entered the scene and what can I say-- I was hooked. Duffy's "Rockferry" is in the process of rounding out my week for Bathroom tunes in addition to some standbys of course. Now when I am blogging or doing any emailing I like the world tunes. You know, a little Putamayo-Israel or even Putamayo-Cubano, of course Zap Mama's "SuperMoon" blew my mind when it hit as well!
Okay now when I listen to a CD I listen to it constantly to get at all the nooks and crannies, unfortunatly, that means it takes me forever to get to my other CDs which means I cant write reviews for them, which I try to do in a timely fashion for a few e-zines and the company newsletter. Anyway I am just gonna post the song I am listening to right now and hope you all dig it too.
Be safe and be true and invite Karma in for tea, she's already at the door anyway.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Weekend UpDate

Okay so I saw The Dark Knight and I will not, I repeat will not spoil it for anyone! It was fantastic! Heath Ledger was phenomenal and Aaron Eckhart was wonderful as Harvey Dent/Two Face! I love Christian Bale but I would have liked to see someone else in the title role. Not that he didnt do a stand up job, I just think that there was probably someone better. Now as for Maggie Gyllenhaal as the love interest, no thanks. I just didnt buy it but I do love her work as a whole.
Anyway I rented a car this weekend and so I have been on the open road just seeing the sights and clearing my head. I will chat with you on Tomorrow evening after work when I have a chance to upload some pics and really get into the details of a few things.
Be Safe be true and be sure to get out of your own way. You're not gonna block your Karma no matter how much you try....

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Getting Back Into the Groove

Well, since my readership has dwindled due to my own absentia I suppose I am more free to just write without constraint.
It was not my intention to take such a long hiatus but life outside of these cyber-walls beckoned and I had no choice but to answer the call.
My dream of living the writing life is being realized and I have been spending countless hours of my life submerged in that reality.
The good news is that with all of the work and research and sweat that comes with that life I still know unequivocally and without a doubt that it is the life I want.
Better news is that the shell I wore for so long has dissolved under the solvent of my new existence.
Contentment is a hard word for me to use in connection with my life sometimes. Not only because it seems so elusive sometimes (what with me feeling as though I never have enough of what I want) but because it signals the apex or phoenix of good things, good times and good people to come. So no I wont say that I am content in the sense that I have all that I want or need. I will say that swimming through my own psyche and acknowledging who I am has brought me a measure of spiritual and emotional contentment. For that I have to be eternally grateful to the world around me that has allowed me to slow down and find myself in the great big show that is ME.
I know this may seem like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo to some but to others it will be a mirror of their own thoughts and emotions.
So here I am, a published writer (short stories in small magazines right now but keep your eyes peeled for the Sovereign Chronicles), a good person with big heart and honest nature; a flawed individual, unafraid to admit the wrongs I have done and the people I have hurt. In turn I have forgiven a number of people who have hurt me. I can honestly say that I have let it all go.
Dont get me wrong I committed some acts of revenge in the beginning and oh how those acts will affect those people! I am not proud of my behavior and I wont even say that I wish I had not done it. I will say that I wish I had been a better person then and better equipped to deal with what had been dealt to me, but at the time I most assuredly wasn't. So I took a break and looked completely at who I used to be and who I had become and here I am.
But ultimately I didn't compromise my morals, I stayed true to those I committed myself to and most importantly I did not Settle for what I thought was the best I could do--thinking back now I cant even remotely believe that I was going to stop where I was now that I am here...whew! Talk about dodging bullets!
Anyway I am going to be back to writing my Sci-Fi/Fantasy works or rather throwing out ideas for development over here at the Sable Eklektik and giving my 2 cents on the ways of the world and for anyone who stumbles over here I would like to say that you are welcome and if you say howdy I will most certainly say howdy back!
Be safe be true and honor your commitments, Karma will let you know what they are!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Okay Okay So I have been away for a while

It doesnt mean that I dont love you! Not at all. You see I have been busy and of course lazy as well. There have been a lot of new developments though. For one I finally got a drivers license. I know, I know, I'm a little long in the tooth to be calling this a milestone but hey, I've never had one and I want to rent a car for a road trip I am taking with a best friend of mine Hopefully in September, and hopefully they will say yes. I love the open road and I really want to take in some inspiring sights and sounds.
I spent about 7 days in Portland and of course loved every minute of it. I went to this crazy joint that sells every kind of cupcake imaginable, even red velvet cake ones! I devoured them to say the least. I will try to load the pics if the lazy wears off soon...
I also spent some time cleaning out my closets in anticipation of a move in August. I know, I know, you wonder why I would move into a new place when my goal is to relocate entirely once this degree is done but trust me there are a plethora of reasons one of which is my creative wings need a bit more room to ride the skies.
My Sovereign Chronicles are really taking shape. The biggest issue is that the project is now far larger than I had anticipated going from a possible 3 books to likely 12! I know! 4 volumes at 3 books per volume and 12 chapters per book at least. The research for the whole thing has been so exciting that I spend far too much time just marveling over locations and ancient wars both mythic and real. The poetry had been stifled a bit but then a shift happened and my creativity was right back on point, I cant seem to turn off the font now!
My fancy God Daughter celebrated her first full year on the planet last week and what a lovely addition to the world she is!
Classes begin Next Month and I have a million things to do between now and then so I best get to it! I will be by to say howdy to all my long lost blog family!
Be safe Be True and know that to pay what we owe is the least we owe ourselves and others, ask Karma, she'll tell ya!