Monday, June 04, 2007

Dinners, Acting, and Cool Gifts: The Wednesday-Monday Recap


I worked on a short for Jon Sparks. Joe Smith and I did some acting and audio work for Sparky's entry in the next Lil' Film Fest. I can't wait for you guys to see it!!!

After that, I went to the Kroger on Bartlett Boulevard and ran into Keenon Nikita (Just the Two of Us) and Travis Stone (Ray). They were hanging out.


I went to the karaoke spot. This one Caucasian girl screamed out "That's my ni---a!" to another Caucasian girl and I felt a little weird. Of course, sadly, all that disappeared when she came up to me and asked me to help her and her friend sing, "This Is How We Do It" by Montel Jordan. I was hesitant, but she was well endowed. Yes, I traded in my principles because she has giant hooters!!!! Al Sharpton will be protesting me tomorrow.


I met up with this guy named Rock who wanted to shoot a short for BET's Rap It Up Aids Awareness Campaign. I realized that Rock used to work on songs for a former roommate of mine, and we have another mutual friend, Bryan Litaker. I worked on the narrator part for his short, and we decided to film on Sunday.

Next, I went to a wrap party for the movie Rommel's Crossroad. Director John Fuess was there, as was lead actress Alisa Nave (Blue Tail Fly). I also met Twana Thomas, who was in the movie and is interested in getting into the business. Shout outs to Glen Ring (Dollars and Signs) and the rest of the crew.
After that, I went to Jordan's karaoke bar. These guys kept performing raps, like the Beastie Boys' "Brass Monkey" and Young MC's "Bust a Move". They even performed Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby". So, I performed Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa". I even helped one of the guys out on OutKast's "The Way You Move". The guy started beatboxing. It was hot!!! By then, I was a little tired so for my last song I sang Sheryl Crow's "The First Cut Is the Deepest". Versatility is wonderful. After that, I went home.


I got off work, and by brother and I went out to the country to celebrate my Uncle Eugene's 60th birthday party. He has a lot of land and food was served. It was good to see my parents, my cousin Robert, cousin Sam, cousin Rachel, and others. Boo to my cousin Sonia Saine. She was still bringing up how I talked too much during the John Legend concert. She said that if I stand in front of her again, she was gonna "break my nose". I don't like it when people say that stuff, even in jest. That goes back to my childhood. I dismissed her quickly. The food was good and greasy (typical African-American diet), and the weather was kinda crazy. It was raining while the sun was shining. Many rural southerners refer to this as "The Devil beating his wife". After that, my brother dropped me off at home so I could make it to Bennigan's for my birthday celebration. It was cool. I hung out with my people, and I requested the Bennigan's birthday song after they sang it for somebody else. My boy Terrance and I started doing dances in our chairs when they started and they were like, "Pump it, pump it!" Shout out to Terrance, his girlfriend Jill, and Donovan for attending. Now, my gift breakdown and shoutout (gifts in parentheses): Shout out to Shomari Gant (to be determined), Terra Hollis(Miller Lite Man Law shirt), Courtney Wright (Undertaker WWE t-shirt), Paul West (Shaun of the Dead DVD), Denna Greer (Maroon 5 CD), and Fowler (bootleg copy of Casino Royale and a Japanes film, on one disc).
After that, I ran into Paul Briggs who got tied up doing something else and missed the dinner. Paul gave me a nice polo-style shirt. After that, I ran into Rod Pitts and we went to Perkin's. I had a piece of Wildberry pie (no sugar added), and he ate a meal. We ran into Ennis Newman aka rapper Fathom 9 ( and Kevin Youngblood aka Ptah Maximus ( Rod and I sat with them and chopped it up. After that, Rod and I went to the computer lab at the University of Memphis for a minute. After that, Rod gave me his gift: a CD bu this new cat, James Morrison. I was pleased.


I went over Rock's house to attempt to shoot the Aids Awareness piece, but there were technical difficulties and scheduling conflicts. We will not make BET's deadline, but we will work together again.

After that, I went over Shomari's and watched a wrestling pay-per-view.


The day before my actual birthday, I had a little drama. I got a ticket outside of my house because I was parked too close to the mailbox. Seriously, go catch a criminal!! If the cop was a man, I hope he gets male pattern baldness. It it's a woman, I hope she wakes up with a five o'clock shadow on her face. That policeman was lame!!
After that, my pants ripped at work and I had to go home and change. Luckily, I only live eight minutes away. After that, my mom showed up to give me her gifts. She bought me Sidney Poitier's memoir and some khaki shorts (Lord, please let them fit). Also, El Debarge of the group Debarge turned 46. For the unitiated, here's more info:

Be easy, readers!!!

Well, that was a recap of the past few days.


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