Monday, January 30, 2012

No Days Off!

What's goin on Bull Penners? How's life in 2012 treatin ya? I been m.i.a for a lil while, but please understand that my procrastination has been based solely on the fact that I've been thinkin to my self: "Ahh it's only (input calendar date here), I'll have some more posts by the end of the month." Only to be hit with the rude awakening of realizing that today is already the 30th... Sheesh, is it just me, or did January breeze by in the blink of an eye?

Anyway, for those of you who did not know, yesterday was Rudy's birthday. Damn! My lil man is 20 yrs. old. I literally remember like yesterday carrying him when he was a baby with a bottle and pacifier. I still remember all the cursing he used to do when he was around 3 or 4 years old, and my mom and grandma would get mad at me cause they thought I was teaching him foul language, which til this day I say I was NOT. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Lol. Now he's a grown ass bearded man who I refuse to carry and can curse all the hell he wants as far as I'm concerned. Lmao. So I just wanna give my lil brother a HUGE shout out on his second day of being a 20 year old man. I love you dude. Make this the greatest year yet!

Aight now movin on to the subject at hand. I got somethin on my chest that I wanna get off. It may get a lil ugly. Funny, but ugly, you know like Michael Blackston! Lmao.
But I want ya to feel me on this one. On Friday it hit me: "There's a million professions in this world most of which not only grant days off, but reccomend them as well..." However there are 2 amongst those that do NOT allow days off. Ready to hear what they are? Barbers, and Drug Dealers! Have a seat hear me out here.


I've said it a million times before and I hope I don't have to repeat it another million times. "As a barber or a drug dealer, you have a serious reponsibility to your clients, and that responsibilty should be taken very seriously!" Further more, both of these professions require that you have an active (notice the word "ACTIVE") telephone number to which your clients can reach you in the event that they are in need of your services and or products. Not having your cell phone is not only a "bum ass nigga" move here in the year 2012, but it's also a slap in the face to the people who are looking for you. Think about it, you're like a doctor, except you don't get paid nearly as much, unless you're a dealer from the Heights in which case, you may even make more than doctors. But we not talkin about those drugs, we talkin bout Weed. Cause honestly speaking those are the only ones I know lol.

Fellas I know you feel me on this scenario: It's Friday evening, you just left work, you think about all the plans you have comin up this weekend and how you wanna get fly. You bought a whole new outfit, you got money in your pocket and you feelin like $999,999.00, you would feel like that million but your hair is gettin a liiil longer than you like it and that widow's peak is peekin! Lol. So you think to yourself, "Aight lemme go see Tone. Tone is your barber, you know just as well as he knows that you don't go to aaaany other barber in town. Cause to you Tone is thee best, and plus he's been cuttin your hair since you started getting allowance. So Tone know just as well as you know that come Friday after work you comin to see him.
So you step in the shop and Tone aint there... You see the big nigga that has the last chair in the back (You know the big nigga always has the last chair in every barber shop) and you say

"Ayo Mike, where's Tone?"
Mike: "Oh shit, he just left like 2 hours ago?"
You: "What the fuck B? Did he say if he was comin back any time soon?"
Mike: "Nah son, he aint tell me nuttin."
You: "Aight."

So now you think "Lemme call Tone" and the operators voice on the other line and says: "The number you have dialed is not in service, please try again." So you instantly get pissed off! How the fuck is Tone not in the shop, and then have the nerve to not pay his bum ass phone bill! Lol
So you wait and figure "Fuck it, Mike been cuttin hair here for 2 years now, he should have gotten it by now and you let him cut it. He does a decent job but he doesn't do the job you used to, but you don't wanna risk your hairline lookin any worse so you say "yeah that's good" pay him call it a day and go about your business....

Later on that night you hit the club with ya boys (who by the way saw their regular barbers) and ya party the night away. Come Saturday morning you see your picture on 7 Days 7 Nights and All the Parties dot com (no free promo out here) lol and you look at yourself and think "Shit man, my hairline make me look like a nigga named Mitchell!" Lmfao, no offense to niggas named Mitchell.
So you see where I'm going with this now? If you are a barber you have an obligation to your clients. If your phone is off find a way to get in contact with your clients if you're not gonna be in the shop. If you are not gonna be in the shop make some sort of announcement, send a text blast, a BBM broadcast, anything, but let it be known so that when the fellas come in lookin for you they're not left in the dark.

Drug Dealers:

Weed salesman in particular... I can't speak on this topic as in depth, but I can shed light on the subject. Is it just me or is it that not one nigga that sells weed ever have his phone on? That shit is a blow.

So you get a call from your new joint and you know she tryna get it on like Marvin Gaye, but she would feel a lil more comfortable if she were high! So you think to yourself "Fuck it, I wanna smoke too! And shorty got the CAKE!" So you tell her, "Aight ma, meet me at the crib in a hour"
So you call ya man Worm cause Worm got that FIYA! And the operators voice on the other line says: "The number you have dialed is not in service, please try again."

You: "Get the fuck outta here B!"

Lol. So now you start thinkin and going through your mental roler-dex thinkin: "Who got weed at this time? Cause I aint going out in 13 degree weather to knock on Worm's door" plus that's wild addict status. Then you remember that this spanish nigga down the block got some decent shit. It aint as strong as Worm's shit, but it's sour and it def get's the job done. So yo go see him and he tells you he's out.

You: "Get the fuck outta here B!"

By now, shorty calls you.

Shorty: "Yo I be there in 6 minutes"
You "Aight yo, I'm out here lookin for bud, these niggas out here is slackin!"
Shorty: "Whuut? Damn yo! I mean if you don't find it we can just chill.."
You: "Oh nah, imma find it."
Shorty: "Bet."

So you call ya man Derrick cause Derrick is the ultimate weed head, but he smoked all his shit up and his dealer just so happened to sell him the last of his product for the week. So shorty shows up, but you have no weed. What do ya do?

Shorty: "I mean we could watch a movie"
You: "Yeah I guess"

You already know aint shit going down cause ya game aint tight like that and the only way she was giving you the drawers is if you got her high. She barely let's you touch her titties and before you know it, she gets a call from a nigga who got 7 different types of bud! Ha! She hits you with the "Aight, I gotta go." Lol.'

So now you see where I'm going right?

Drug Dealers Keep your phone on, and keep your stock high.
Barbers keep your phones on and keep your clients informed.
Niggas that do both, if your phone is off just kill yourself!

I hope I've made myself clear. These are the 2 professions in which days off and lack of contact is NOT allowed. You have a serious obligation to those who seek your services. For you to not be available or out of reach is just unacceptable. Point Blank Period! You want a day off, go be a construction worker, or a lawyer or something, or anything else I don't need. Lol. I just had to get this off my chest ya!

Stay Up and Stay Tuned

Friday, January 13, 2012

(Sad Face Here)

Yaaaoooooww! What's going on ya?

This one is funny. To me at least. Lol.
So the other mornin I was chillen with my homegirl and we were talkin about a lot of things. One thing in particular that stood out, in fact the only thing that stood out was when she said "You're sad.... cause you're single." Lmfaooo!
What the hell does that mean?

I decided I wanted to touch on the subject cause I'm sure there's a million people like me out there, single and chillen, so why not discuss it right?
So basically we chillen and somehow the topic of relationships come about. She mentioned hers and seems soooo happy about it! Lol, I'm being sarcastic in case you didn't pick up on that. So I say to her, "All you people in relationships make me happy to be single" and she replies with "No, you're sad, cause you're single?" What nigga? Lol I really found this shit amusing. So I say to her: "But you not happy. You the sad one." She say back to me "Yeah, but it's crazy, when you single you're depressed cause you have no one, and then when you're with someone you get tired and then you're depressed cause you wanna be single"

Allow me to step away from this subject for a second and explain that this is EXACTLY why I say women are confused creatures that don't know what they want. Lol

So I respond back with a blank stare and then ask: "Whaaaaaaaat?" With that Bill Cosby face.

So she then goes on to mention that I MUST want a relationship cause all my peers have girlfriends. News flash baby, I aint the type to jump off a brige cause my friends did it. But I let her have it, so let's just get away from that for a second and lemme break a few things down. Yes all of my peers have girlfriends, as a matter of fact I am the last single man I know. Crazy right? But wait, maybe it's not crazy, maybe I'm the genius here, cause all I have around me is people tellin me "Stay Single my nigga" Lol

I of course won't mention names but I've seen fights worse than MGM Grand in Vegas with these people in relationships, serious break ups and make ups, the whole "Fuck that bitch, I'm tired of her," and claims of headaches that should be covered by some sort of insurance. Lol I could go on forever. So what is the real deal? Why not just keep goin on the way I have been? Lovin a different woman every weekend, comin and going as I please care free with no headaches and no one to check in with? One of my homies even said that havin a girl is like going from one mother to another. Another told me: "Sometimes I be mad happy with my girl, but then she's the same one that drives me to cheat. She blows mine and I fugure, fuck it. I might as well cheat if I'm being accused of cheatin" Lol, Nah G!

^Look at this^
One of those girls in a relationship still
gave me her number, and look how
that turned out. Lol

I mean, like I told my homegirl, "Yeah I wouldn't mind having someone, but lack thereof doesn't make me sad." I'd rather be alone and content than with someone and constricted.
Keep it a hunnit, how many of ya are in a relationship in which the cons out weigh the pros? How many of ya done cheated multiple times in the last month alone? How many of ya say ya happy but in all reality ya just bored and ready to move on, but you don't because it would be an inconvenience to start all over agin with someone else? How many of ya be thinkin "I mean I do love her/him so I don't just wanna leave" but then hide your phone so that he/she won't see that text from the mistress or side piece?
Basically what I'm sayin here is, don't assume that because someone is single they are sad the same way I don't see you with someone and assume you're happy. As long as condoms are on the racks I can't be sad. Lolol. Do I yearn for someone? Yes I do, and someday I will have her, however right now I'm not ready for the headaches and the "Where are you? Who you with? And hat ya doing?" texts, I'm not ready to fall in and out of love in the matter of 4 months, and become comfortable so I cheat because I can and don't leave cause there's time and emotion invested.

Look at your situation and realize who the "sad" one is. As for me *gets text message*.... Welp, my Tuesday hoe just hit me! LMFAO! I'm outta here man. Take it easy ya'll!

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!

Wedding Bells. Now What?


What's goin on Bull Penners? First and foremost, welcome. To what? To this, my new blog. I dropped the ".blogspot", yeah I know, about time. So now it's just (did you click that link?) Lol. I have no idea why it still shows it in the browser window when you click it but I'll fix that later.

Anyway, now that we're all situated, let's get into it.
I'm not a huge fan of Reality TV aside from "Real World" and this year I couldn't even get into the current season. However one show that I came to enjoy last year was "Love and Hip-Hop." Could be because for once, at least that I could remember a rapper is behind the whole thing. Or it could be because music, especially Hip-Hop and women are amongst my highest interests. This show has both off those combined with a sight twist of niggadom. Don't judge me. So if you're not familiar with the show I strongly suggest you google it, I ain't about to sit here and break it down to you.

So recently, although I haven't been following the show as strongly as I did last year, I have been getting a few updates here and there from a good friend of mine.
Good thing I haven't been following, because apparently this season Jim Jones' lady has been going harder than ever trying to get him to marry her. This is where my topic will begin. You ready?

Ladies, have a seat let's chop it up. Please explain to me why, Why? WHY?
Why is it soooooooooo important to ya to be married?
I'm sure I've touched on this topic before, but never from this angle, so just bare with me for a minute or two. So by now you've probably answered my question in your head. Right? Well lemme tell you, that answer is not only cliche, but it's just plain fantasy.

Check this out, I'm very well aware that for you the sole purpose of marriage is simply to say that the last piece of your puzzle has been placed. I'm sure ya haven't even realized that have ya? Think about it, since birth you've had TV shows, movies, and Walt Disney telling you that you had to 1. grow up, 2. find Prince Charming and 3. get Happily ever after. Am I right or am I wrong?
Okay, that's all well and good, but let's go back to Jimmy and his lady for a second. You see Jim Jones is a man, who for whatever reason, does not seem to want to be married. His lady has asked her aunt on her opinion as to what she should do. Has had her uncle talk to Jimmy in reference to the matter and even went as far as proposing to him. WHAT?! Yea, crazy thing is on the show Jim Jones mentions that initially he wasn't even the one who approached her when they first met for the first time. "Ummmm, Hello, Knock Knock, Anybody Home? Think McFly, Think!"
From the gate this man hasn't been the one to step up to relationship, that should have been an indication as to what type of guy he is. The type of guy that doesn't do the marriage thing. Which leads me to my next question: Why desire a marriage so much with someone who doesn't share the sentiment. That has always been a killer for me.
Maybe it's my pride issue, but I'm the type of person that doesn't even want to accept a ride from someone who I know doesn't want to give it. I'd rather wait for a cab or even take the bus than to inconvenience you. I don't want to bone a girl who doesn't want to bone me. So I'd rather move on to the next than to keep knockin on a closed door like that. So this is why I cannot understand how for two seasons now Chrissy (Jim's fiance) has stuck around still beating a dead horse.
Am I making any sense? Again, don't get me wrong here, I feel marriage is a beautiful thing, but it's also something you should be cautious with, it's not something that you should force on anyone. I mean do you even think it'll be real if it's forced?

I think one thing you women fail to realize is that once that final puzzle piece is in place it's really "Happily (sometimes) Ever After." And I know you're thinkin, "well yeah, that's the point, that's great..." but do you not realize that ever Fairy Tale ending ends in "Happily Ever After" because after, there is nothing more to tell. What is "Happily Ever After" really? There's no such thing as "happily Ever After" in real life. In real Life it's more like: "And so they were married, and....." *roll credits.* Yeah, that's right, a cliff hanger with no explanation as to how the sequel will go. Lol, and I KNOW you would hate that at the theatre right? So why accept that fate in real life?

I guess when its all said and done, this blog goes back to two big questions.
1. Why force a man into marriage? What makes you think that it'll all be Wedded Bliss if he's forced?
2. Once you're actually married, then what?

Lol, if you can answer those for me and not mention money or that whole "Well I need to know that I'll be taken care of in the unfortunate event of his death".... Believe me I've heard it, then I will applaud you. Until then, shut up, sit down, and enjoy the fact you have a Boyfriend! Lol

Stay Up and Stay Tuned.

Monday, January 9, 2012



For those of ya living under a rock, I wanted to share with ya that my team BXL is droppin a mixtape this Friday, January 13th entitled "Takers." You don't wanna miss this one, I promise it's a problem.

^Shouts to Weapon X^
with the Photography

Follow the team on Twitter/FaceBook:
@SevereJones/Severe Jones
@JoeDirt730/Joe Sucio
@BuddyMylez/Buddy Mylez
@BXLMusic/BXL Music

Go git that! 

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Monday, January 2, 2012

My Creative Eye

So a few weeks back Chris (CFK) -- If you don't know who that is, you must be new here and I recommend you do your research.) But a few weeks back he initiated a proposal in which he asked challenged all his photographer friends, himself included to take a picture everyday for the rest of the year and for the rest of their lives. I of course accepted the challenge and with that said, I figured it was only fitting to make the first post of 2012 the announcement of the challenge.

So if you're not following my Flickr account, please bookmark the page and stay tuned with the challenge. Happy New Year Bull Penners!

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!