Monday, June 30, 2008

Work, DVDs, and Solitude: The Weekend Wrap-Up


I got off work, got something to eat, watched wrestling. Woo hoo. I know, my life is so crazy, right?


I worked until 5 PM, then I went to the Comics and Collectibles. Shout out to Donnie and Sean George. We looked at movie trailers online, talked about sports, and insulted each other for a while. You know, guy stuff. After that, I went to Cici's Pizza on Germantown Parkway. I think I saw a girl that I went to high school with. She would playfully flirt with me my freshman year, but she wasn't serious. I saw kids around her, too. I thought that they might have been hers. I didn't feel like speaking because everybody in high school thought that I was some super genius, which I'm not. I was inconsistent my first two years of high school. I buckled down my junior and senior year. They would be shocked to hear I am not pulling in 6 figures. Also, I didn't feel like hearing any more, "You don't have any kids? What are you waiting on?" conversations. The only open table was the one agains the emergency exit. I was in a corner watching all this activity happen around me, but I felt alone. Once again, the fear of dying alone set in. I went home, watched my Juno DVD, and went to sleep around 10 PM. Oh, the single life.


I got up early, but I still couldn't bring myself to go to church. I just couldn't stand being around humanity for a little while. I spent most of the day watching Juno on DVD. I watched the entire DVD. I mean, all the special features, trailers, everything. I like to watch all my DVDs in their entirety at least once. I'm weird that way. Later that evening, I went over Shomari Gant's house and watched a little WWE pay-per-view wrestling. It was cool. Me and my friends laughed and joked, and my lonely existence was temporarily eased.

I went home, and my brother and his friends were watching Body of Evidence on the Independent Film Channel. The movie starred Madonna as a woman accused of killing her lover. Willem Dafoe was her attorney. He begins cheating on his wife with Madonna's character. Wow. There were a lot of explicit scenes in that film, let me tell you. I shouldn't have watched it, but darn it, the wrestling DVD in my room just could not hold my attention with THAT film on in the living room. In a twisted way, the movie makes a strong statement for monogamy in relationships. Willem Dafoe's character threw everything away messing around with Madonna's character. Should've been faithful to his wife. The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

I met with Timm Scalita about his film Chelsea last week. I have had some more talks and readings, but nothing is set in stone. I really want to act in something soon. I remember that two years ago, I had anxiety about getting older. I still got older. I also had anxiety about dying alone. I'm still alone. I also had anxiety about not wanting to always be ordinary, about wanting to make a mark. I still have time to do that. All I have is my faith and my dreams. I have to strengthen my faith and focus on my dreams. I know I can't get depressed again, because when I get depressed, I eat. I don't want to start getting fat again. I just have to keep going. Be easy, readers.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Family, Karaoke, and Farewells: Thursday plus the Weekend Wrap-Up


I went out to Flashbacks and sang a little karaoke. Local actor Forrest Pruett invited me. Local actresses Casie Ayala and Krisitn Ackerman were also there. It was cool, people were nice, but I am getting a little tired of being the only sober person in the room. I am also getting tired of being in places with no African-American females. That doesn't help me combat my fear of dying alone. However, one girl with us was doing stripper-like moves on another guy. Lord forgive me, but that was interesting. I sang "My Life" by Billy Joel, and later I sang "Money for Nothing' by Dire Straits. I will probably quit singing that song because it uses a word that is insensitive to homosexuals ( the dreaded "f" word). I bypassed it, but several drunken customers said it for me. I am against hate of all kinds. After my two songs, I headed out. I was tired, and I had to get up in the morning. Shout out to the karaoke jockey Rickey Mac and his wife. Side note: my life is becoming a Charlie Brown episode. You know, it's like, "Hey, Charlie Brown, it's okay that you didn't get to talk to the cute little red-haired girl, and that Lucy keeps moving the football. One day, everything's gonna be okay!!" When is one day, I wonder?


I gave one of my coworkers a hard time for buying the new Lil'Wayne CD. After work, I met up with Rod Pitts, my film mentor. He was with a woman at the law library who had an electric car and needed a boost. I had jumper cables. Here is the weird part, though: We put the cables on, but my car was not on. My battery even sparked. I guess that juice from the battery was all her car needed; it started. That was a little weird. I was just glad to do something positive. Afterwards, we went to Perkins and ate. Rod had planned to give me a wrestling DVD about the Road Warriors for my birthday that happened when he was out of town. I already had it, so he gave me Rudy, the inspirational story of a guy who fulfilled his dream of going to Notre Dame. I bought the other DVD from him for $10. Why, you ask? That will be a Christmas or birthday present from my cousin Anwar. Yes, I am a VERY early shopper. Yes, I have been compared to some people's grandparents. Whatever, I know a lot of people. I'd rather not have it sneak up on me.

After Perkins, we went to Spin Street. I still have a lot of unwatched DVDs, so I just looked around. I ran into David Merrill, who scouts a lot of locations for films in the Memphis area. We chitchatted and talked about movies, it was cool.

I had another crazy incident at Exxon when I was pumping gas. The Jackson 5's "I Wanna Be Where You Are" came on, and I started doing my lil' MJ falsetto. The guy pumping gas behind me, however, started doing Michael Jackson dance moves, and he did the move where MJ stops and has his legs and feet pointed. He was showing off for some females in another car. I had to give him accolades and approval for that move, though. It was nice. After all that excitement, I headed home. Oh, yeah, I forgot: I heard snippets of every song on the Lil'Wayne CD. Man, it was tight!!! I have to apologize to my coworker. I still can't buy him, though, because he's made some disparaging comments about deceased rapper Tupac. End of Friday.


I got up early in the morning and got my hair cut. My barber gave me a hard time about the Celtics winning the NBA championship. It was cool. Afterwards, I went home and attempted to go back to sleep. First, my uncle Eugene calls me and asks me to come out a little earlier for our family get-together to help set up. We were celebrating the June birthdays, like mine. Next, my mom called me and asked me what I was bringing. I told her uncle Eugene didn't tell me to bring anything, and she felt that I should have insisted. I apologized and explained that I do not read minds. She suggested that I arrive at her house before noon (to get my late b-day present). I showered, dressed, and arrived at her house by 11:45. I received the Juno DVD as a birthday present from mom. It was the 2-disc special edition (sweet). Later, I went out to my uncle Eugene's house. My stepfather and I helped clean up. We swept, wiped off tables, and put out chairs. We also talked, something we don't do nearly enough of. That was cool. Yay for bonding with the parental unit!! The get-together did not start at 4 PM, as I was told. By 5:30, all the food still wasn't ready, and I had to leave for my next outing. I helped set up, but I got no food. It's probably for the best. They had pig's feet and neckbones on the menu. Lord knows, I don't need that kind of food right now.

Later, I went to Comics and Collectibles, got some cool comics, and chatted with Sean George for a minute. After that, I picked up Bryan Newcomb and we went to Chilis. We met Damarico Fowler there. Bryan is moving to Alabama (no, not with a banjo on his knee)on Thursday, and this was our farewell dinner. I had a chicken quesadilla. It was cool. After that, I went home and went to sleep. I had been up since 5 AM!! You have to get to the barber shop early on Saturday if you don't want to be there all day.


I chilled out and watched TV until about 4 PM, then I got ready to go to the movies. I watched Get Smart. It was okay. I didn't have a lot of bust-a-gut laughing moments, but I chuckled. Anne Hathaway, Steve Carrell, and Dwayne Johnson (he's not The Rock anymore) were decent. Terrence Stamp was especially villainous. Of course, he played General Zod in Superman 2, so it's expected. After that, I went to My Favorite Place, and ate some Mexican food. It was cool.

I may be involved in some film projects soon. I have been talking to people, so hopefully, the projects will begin and finish without too many complications. Take care, and be easy, readers!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Random Items: 6/19/08

1: Special effects guru Stan Winston died recently. Read more here:

2: Okay, the Boston Celtics won their first championship in 22 years. It also marks the first time in 22 years that an African-American coach has won the championship, the last being KC Jones with the Boston Celtics. I am happy about those two things, and I am happy that Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen (Jesus Shuttlesworth for you Spike Lee fans) have championship rings. It kinda sucks that Phil Jackson and Kobe have lost their last two Finals series, what with this loss and the loss to the Pistons in 2004. Yeah, Kobe's arrogant, but he is a phenomenal player, and I believe that he will win one without Shaq.

3: I saw a screening of Wanted last night. Man, that was action-packed!!! The first 30-45 minutes is just carnage!!! My testosterone levels were out of control!! Good old-fashioned violence, there's nothing like it. The twist near the end was a little predictable, but overall, it was a good movie. Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman were excellent. I was just glad that Morgan finally got "gangsta" again and moved away from all those "kind old man" roles (Batman movies and The Bucket List,I'm looking at you). I loved it, and gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Flixster.

4:My friend Paul Briggs' mom is doing better. Her chest pains were the result of muscle spasms which were the result of overworking herself. I pray that she takes it easy.

5: My friend Nia Glen-Lopez is recovering nicely from her stroke and seems to be in good spirits. Thank you God.

6: My friend Chaz was found dead a few days ago. I am praying for him and his family. He was a young man. It reminds me that life is fragile, and that we must be appeciative of every second of breathing.

7: Be easy, readers, and appreciate life!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Parties, Wrestling, and Sickness: The Weekend Wrap-Up


I chilled out at home and watched Friday Night Smackdown! I loves my wrestling.


I got out the house around 2:30ish, and I went to Comics and Collectibles. I chewed the fat with C&C employee Donnie Juengling for little while, then I went back home and took a nap. I went over my good friend Tamara's apartment to celebrate her b-day. I brought my gift (Tribute to Justin Timberlake CD), and some cookies. Everyone was nice, but once again, I was the only one not drinking. That always feels awkward. Also, I could only join in on a few conversations because many people had known each other since middle school and high school. I stayed for about three hours, then I went back home.


I went to see The Incredible Hulk in the afternoon. I liked it. Some critics have complained about the lack of story. It has a story, but it is very simple and straightforward. I think it's what they needed after Ang Lee's arthouse "thinking man's hero film" version from 2003. I give it 4/5 stars.

After that, I went back home for a minute, and then to a wrestling show at the New Daisy. It was ran by a local promotion, Mid-South All-Star Wrestling. One of the guys sitting next to me was a local wrestler. The show was okay, although there was too much pausing inbetween matches. The guy sitting next to me started taunting one of the wrestlers (they had had some issues in the past) and he came over there. I got up on my seat, climbed to the next seat, then climbed over the rail. I figured better safe than sorry. Later, this bad guy named Derrick King was talking bad about a lot of people in the audience, particularly this one African-American female with a prosthetic leg. Needless to say, she was upset. People threw water and wrappers at him, and he threw water on one little girl. I thought that it might get out of hand. Mr. King was very entertaining, though. I enjoyed myself, for the most part.

After that, I went home and fell asleep on the Lakers-Celtics game. The Lakers won. Part of me wants the Celtics to win, but I also don't want the NBA season to be over. NBA's fantastic!!!

On a serious note, please pray or send out positive energy for the father of my good friend Paul "P-Dub" West. His dad has been battling cancer and he had a bit of a relapse over a week ago. Also, pray for Paul Briggs' mom. She was admitted to the hospital with chest pains on Saturday. I believe she is going to a specialist today. Finally, my good friend and fellow actress Nia Glen-Lopez had a stroke yesterday. She's okay, and she was walking and talking at last report, but I am concerned. I just wanted to put those names out there. Be easy, readers!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Steady Blogging: Events of the last few days

On Monday, I attempted to view The Incredible Hulk at an advanced screening. First, I had to pick up my good buddy Bryan Newcomb. He got off work at 6:30 PM. By the time we got there, the line looked like Six Flags. Needless to say, we did not get in. They did give out passes to Wanted on Wednesday at the Cordova Cinema (my neck of the woods). All's well that ends well, I guess.

On Tuesday, I went to Hastings, a great store near me on Germatntown Parkway that has new and used books, new and used CDs, new and used DVDs, magazines, clothing, instruments, and all kinds of cool stuff, even DVD rental. I sold 4 CDs to them: The last Eightball and MJG album (mediocre), Pharrell's solo album (disapponting), a Julian Marley album (never listened to it), and one more that I can't remember. They bought those for $16.50 in store credit, which i promptly used to purchase the new album by N.E.R.D., Seeing Sounds. It was on sale for $10.99. I STILL haven't listened to it yet, I've been occupied with work matters, Youtube videos, and music from my friends. When I do listen, I plan to write a review.

Yesterday, I saw an advance screening of The Foot Fist Way. It was a funny film about an 30-something Tae Kwan Do instructor whose life begins to fall apart due to problems with his wife. Danny McBride (Hot Rod,Pineapple Express)was the lead actor. It was an indie film that was a hit at Sundance last year, and was purchased by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions. It had a lot of laugh-out-loud comedy, but it drags a little bit.

I hope this Steady Blogging is something that I will continue. I am trying to write in my blog more. It seems when I write in my blog more, I tend to write more overall. We'll see how it goes. Be easy, readers!!!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Restaurants, Gifts, and Arenas: The B-day Weekend Wrap-Up


I celebrated my b-day. My big bro and housemate gave me my first gift, the 3-disc Stone Cold Steve Austin DVD collection. Me likey!!! I went to the the Vault on Highland for the Karaoke Smackdown!! Shout out to David H. for his gift of Mark Ronson's compilation album Version. It's an album of remakes that includes artists like Amy Winehouse. Joe gave me a book about Hollywood and filmmakers. Cool! I stayed for a little while,but it was kinda boring because a lot of my friends weren't there. Sean was watching the Lakers-Celtics game (they won, he's happy), and Chris Haley, his girlfriend April Steele (ccol name), and Curt Franklin were at a convention in New York promoting Chris and Curt's minicomic Let's Be Friends Again. It'a funny little comic starring them as they discuss what their minicomic should be about. I liked it. For more info, check out


I went to Jordan's, the karaoke bar and grill near my house. Jordan's closed on Saturday. I decided to order all-you-can-eat catfish for the last time and say my goodbyes to people. Nancy and her family were always kind to me. I am sad that Jordan's is no more.


I got my hair cut early in the morning, and my barber and I talked sports. He picks the Celtics in 7. I am torn because I want Kobe to get a ring without Shaq, but I also want the Celtics' big 3 (Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen) to get championships before they retire.

Later, I went out to Comics and Collectibles. My buddy Antone Wade was signing copies of his comic, Jetta/Shi: Arrows of Destiny. His character, Jetta, teamed up with another comic book creator's character (Shi), and they beat up ninjas. Good stuff. I got it signed by Antone and the whole creative team: his wife, Janet (aka saltygirl), Adam Shaw (back cover), and the editor, Kevin Williams. Kevin also has a comic bout a talking mule called Muley the Mule ( Trust me, it's funny.

I was also a part of two podcasts: The Geekland Podcast and Entertainment Overload. These podcasts were hosted by Justin Vactor, Willie, and Chris. You can check out Episode 37: The Return of Seaberry, at You can check me out on Entertainment Overload on

After that, I went to the Brentano's in the Oak Court Mall and used a birthday coupon from Waldenbook's/Borders to purchase Eddie Guererro's autobiography Cheating Death, Stealing Life. Eddie was a popular wrestler in the WWE who died about 6 months after this book was published.

After that, I celebrated my birthday with a dinner Carrabba's, an Italian joint. My guests' gifts will be in parentheses. Shout out to Nick Jones and Courtney Wright ($20 gift card from Malco), Paul West and Denna Greer (Mushmouth figurine, latest Gnarls Barkley CD, latest Del the Funky Hompspaien CD), Shomari Gant (Japanese Power Rangers on DVD, yeah!!), and Terra Hollis ($20 bucks). Shouts out also to Bryan Newcomb, and Terrance and Jill Young who came later. After this great meal and excellent conversation, I went home.


I had an audition for a film at Master Video Studios in Bartlett. Chris Mackey and D.M. Carter are casting for two short films. They mainly talked to me and asked me what films I have been in. I told a few, but then I had to stop myself. My reply was "Not to be egotistical, but I could go on and on". That's not arrogance, I have done a lot of films in a short time. It looks like I would be a better fit for Chris' short film, so we'll see.

After that, I chilled out at home for a while until about 3 PM. I got up, showered, and went over Paul Briggs' house. I rode with him to the TNA (Total Nonstop Action) pay-per-view event held at the Desoto County Civic Center. It was awesome!! I had never seen this wrestling organization live before. It was Briggs' first live wrestling event ever!! We had seats in the middle of the arena. One side of the ring was right in front of us. Shout out to Donovan Turner, Shomari Gant, Terra Hollis, Denna Greer, Paul "P-Dub" West, Nick Jones, and Courtney Wright who also attended.

After that, Paul and I went to the Karaoke Smackdown at the Vault. Shout out to David H., Joe, Phyllis, and Sean. I performed "Frontin" by Pharrell featuring Jay-Z. Unfortunately, no one really seemed to care. I was tired, and I went home.

I am hoping I get a call concerning Chris Mackey's script this week. I have a pass to an advancs screening of The Incredible Hulk tonight, and I have passes to a screening of The Foot Fist Way on Wednesday. It's a funny film about a martial arts instructor. Free stuff can be cool. Be easy, readers!!!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

RIP Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley, giant figure in rock, dies at 79
Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bo Diddley, a rhythm-and-blues pioneer who was one of the major architects of rock 'n' roll, died Monday from heart failure at his home in Archer, Fla., where he had lived for the past 20 years. He was 79.

Under a nickname he always claimed childhood pals gave him, Ellas Bates became an instant legend with his 1955 debut recording, "Bo Diddley," a song he performed on TV's "Ed Sullivan Show" - a year before Elvis Presley brought rock 'n' roll to American living rooms on the same program.

Mr. Diddley's music was a cornerstone of the rock 'n' roll revolution. Everybody who followed - from Buddy Holly to the Rolling Stones, from the Grateful Dead to the Clash - knew his music, covered his songs and incorporated his trademark beat into their own records.

He never lost a feeling of resentment that his signature rhythm couldn't be copyrighted and that record royalties went unpaid. "I am owed, and I never got paid," he told Associated Press in 1999. "A dude with a pencil is worse than a cat with a machine gun."

He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1998. He performed at the second Clinton inauguration, "but it didn't put no figures in my checkbook," he told AP. "If you ain't got no money, nobody calls you honey."

Mr. Diddley was more than the syncopated beat, funky fur-covered or rectangular guitars, Coke-bottle glasses and sleek pompadour. His music evoked a secret world, a realm equally populated by sinister forces and comic consequences. The sound clearly evoked black culture at a time when segregation kept it hidden from widespread view. He was a frankly unapologetic black artist, proud and defiant, who brought an earthy sensuality and often raunchy humor into the pop world.

Born in 1928 as Ellas Bates in McComb, Miss., he was later adopted by his mother's cousin and changed his name to Ellis McDaniel, a name he used throughout his career as songwriter. He started performing at age 11 on the streets of Chicago. His first songwriting hit was "Love Is Strange" for Mickey and Sylvia in 1957. His own "Say Man," where he and maracas player Jerome Green trade insults, made No. 20 on the pop charts in 1959. He cut 11 albums for Chicago's Chess Records between 1958 and 1963.

Mr. Diddley never stopped recording. His last album, "A Man Amongst Men," was a 1997 all-star affair that featured performances by Keith Richards and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, among others. The Stones, a band whose own music owes a great debt to Diddley's, first met the man when he toured England in 1963 with the Everly Brothers and the nascent British R&B group was opening the shows.

"Watching Bo Diddley was university for me," Keith Richards told Rolling Stone magazine recently.

He was a popular attraction at '60s San Francisco psychedelic ballrooms, the Avalon or the Fillmore, where his bluesy sound and guitar improvisations fit right into the scene. He can be heard playing for more than half an hour with the Grateful Dead at New York's Academy of Music in 1972 on the Dead's CD series, "Dick's Picks."

His music never went away. Not only did it continue to turn up on movie soundtracks such as "Dirty Dancing," "Color of Money," "Boys Don't Cry" and others, his songs have been recorded by a vast number of other artists. A particular favorite of the British Invasion era bands, Mr. Diddley saw his songs recorded by the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Yardbirds, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, and others. His songs also live on in the repertoires of the Band, the Doors, Patti Smith, Creedence Clearwater, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Steve Miller, George Thorogood, among others.

He became a recognizable brand and starred with football/baseball player Bo Jackson in popular Nike television commercials in 1989. He recently joined with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top to create the Billy-Bo-Jupiter Thunderbird guitar for Gretsch, a model based on the instantly recognizable cigar-box shape of Bo Diddley's classic instrument that will be featured in the impending video game, "Rock Band 2."

He only stopped performing after suffering a stroke in Council Bluffs, Iowa in May 2007. He had a heart attack last August and returned home in Florida to continue rehabilitation after the stroke affected his ability to speak.

He is survived by his children: Ellas A. McDaniel of Gainesville, and Evelyn Kelly, Tammi D. McDaniel and Terri Lynn McDaniel of Archer, all in Florida. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

A public funeral will be held next Saturday in Gainesville.

RIP Harvey Korman

I know this is old news, but here it is:

Comedic Actor Harvey Korman Dies at 81

Morning Edition, May 30, 2008 · Harvey Korman, a comedian who used impeccable diction and timing to hilarious effect, died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 81.

Back in the 1960s and '70s, he was a regular on The Carol Burnett Show, where he parodied soap opera As the World Turns in As the Stomach Turns. And he turned Gone with the Wind into Went with the Wind.

Mel Brooks loved that kind of burlesque and put Korman in his movies, including High Anxiety and History of the World. Brooks said he gave Korman tongue-twister lines because he was the only one who could get his mouth around them.

Korman also created classic comedy in Blazing Saddles. He played the conniving — but unfortunately named — villain Hedley Lamarr.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Movies, Networking, and Socializing: The Weekend Wrap-Up


I got off work, got some food to eat, and chilled out at home. Yay.


I hung out with Mario Lindsey for a minute, then later I went to Comics and Collectibles ( After that, I watched My Blueberry Nights. It was an okay film. Shout out to Christian B, Jerry Kimble, Alisa Nave, and others that made the cut. I also have a little screen time in the film. The plot centers around a woman (Norah Jones) who travels the country to "find herself". She takes different waitress jobs and interacts with different people, such as an alcoholic sheriff (David Straitharn), his estranged wife (Rachel Weisz), and a card shark with daddy issues (Natalie Portman). She also periodically sends letters to a diner owner in New York (Jude Law) who befriended her before she left. Norah Jones and Jude Law give solid performances. Natalie Portman is okay in the film as well. Good, but not great is my overall review.

After that, I went to the FABA (For Artists By Artists) Bash. I ran into people that I hadn't seen in a while, like Chris Byerly, Tim Scalita, Arnold Edwards, Dayna Hinkel, Hardy McNeese, and others. I found out that people are planning to work on projects soon, and that I MAY get some new acting opportunities. Yes!!! I have had far too much downtime this year. I also won a prize during the raffle. I won an XL Johnny Cash t-shirt (I will get into it soon), a DVD of Curbside Confessions (A film that I'm in), and a DVD of a musical performance that was filmed by the Rusted Sun production company( I enjoyed myself, and saw some cool trailers, like the one for Cruel. It's a silent horror film and, yes, I happen to be in it, too. It looks cool. FABA was awesome. If you're an actor, painter, musician, whatever, you need to come to the next one.


I chilled out at home until about 5 PM, got some food, then I went over Shomari Gant's house and watched the latest WWE pay-per-view. Shout out to Shomari, Donovan, Terra, and this other woman that was over there, I forget her name. I also gave Shomari his late birthday gift. I was out in Fayette County at the time of his b-day celebration on Memorial Day. I bought him a CD that had some of the Star Wars score music on it. He likes Star Wars, I hope he liked it.

I also won a two month's worth of free acting classes at House of Talent in Cordova. I plan to take advantage of that, believe me. Be easy, readers!!!