Archive for August, 2009

August 19, 2009

chair: accidents

i’ve made a lot of bad decisions in my life. i’m sure it’s all a part of growing up and learning by trial and error, but right now the ramifications of several bad decisions made in the span of a few hours is eating me up.

given my lifestyle, it was only a matter of time before i joined the rest of my 20-something friends and acquaintances in the dui’d group. i just wish it wasn’t coupled with an accident and a felony posession charge. i don’t know if i can spend more time going over what exactly happened. moving forward seems to be the appropriate path here but it’s hard. a lot of people are concerned about me and assisting me in so many ways and even though it’s cheesy and cliche–it is times like these that i realize how loved i am. it also makes me feel like shit for making so many people worry about me.

i’m meeting the first of many lawyers today. he’s asking for 6k upfront. i have no idea how i am going to come up with the money. asking family is out of the question. they have been calling me and i’ve been avoiding the calls, ignoring the texts. extremely selfish on my part perhaps but with my sister’s wedding and mom’s health looming in the very near future, i feel like i can’t let them know. it’s not so much that i’m worried they will judge me; that’s inevitable. i just don’t know…

p.s. sorry to have been mia only to return with a non pub-ish entry. just wanted to let my boys know i’m ok…

August 19, 2009

bg/ish: Happy Happy. Joy Joy.

I’m gonna be doing this dance in my head all day long, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

August 19, 2009

bg/ish: File This Under “Surreal”

I saw this on deadspin at 6:30 a.m. this morning. Why the fuck not.

What a way to kick off the week. What’s that? It’s Wednesday already?

August 14, 2009

bg/ish: Ariel Diaz on Tumblr

I’ve linked to some of his work before, and now he’s got some of his art up at tumblr. The kid has a cutty style. Enjoy.


Ariel Diaz on tumblr.

August 14, 2009

bg/ish: Chelsea FC 2009/10 Preview

Nothing less than a title will do this year. Well, I suppose I feel that way every year. But this year, seriously, the Blues need that silverware. They’ve lived in the filthy red shadow of Man U for the last 3 seasons now, and last year was even worse as that whiny bitch Rafa and his Liverpool scumbags somehow edged them out for second.

A win in the Community Sheild was a nice start. My boys will be looking to come out of the gate strong at home against Hull. Welcome to the Premiere League, Jozy.

New head man Carlos Ancelotti arrives with both his tactics and his pimp hand strong. Not a lot of new signings, but bringing in Yuri Zhirkov on the left makes me downright giddy.


The attack remains strong and experienced with Drogba and Anelka leading the charge.

The defense is as strong as ever, as newly rich Man City’s attempts to pry The Captain of Chelsea, Captain of England, John Terry away failed miserably. His pairing with Ricardo Carvalho should prove to be one of the toughest in the BPL, aided by Cole on the left and Bosingwa on the right.

The biggest boost though, in my humble opinion, is the return of my boy and yours, the unstoppable force, the unmovable object known as Michael Essien! After shredding his knee last year he brings unmatched quality to the midfield.


Am I a little excited? You could say that. After the ugly exit of The Special One, the dour Avram Grant era, the failure of World Cup winner Scolari, and the magic touch of Guus, it’s been a rough three years watching that joyless fuck Fergie and his squad of arrogant chumps at Man U lift that filthy Barclay’s Cup every year.

Lampard is pure class. Obi Mikel is growing up. Kalou “don’t do coke like Adrian Mutu, Mutu!” Ballack, Captain of Germany returns. Deco stuck around. Also back from injury, “he’s here, he’s there, he’s every-fucking-where! Joey Cole!”

This is a classy squad. Let’s go unbeaten at the Bridge!

Go Blues!

August 14, 2009

Chelsea 2009/10 Schedule

August 14, 2009

bg/ish: Chelsea! Chelsea! Chelsea!

“Carefree, wherever we may be
We are the famous CFC
And we don’t give a fuck
Whoever you may be
‘Cos we are the famous CFC”

August 14, 2009

bg/ish: Barclay’s Premier League Kick-off… Nuff Said.


bg/ish: Barclay’s Premier League Kick-off Weekend… Nuff Said.
Head on over to ESPN Soccernet for complete coverage.

August 13, 2009

agIsh: Flava In Ya Ear

Man, another cool bit but entirely different genre. The beat’s pretty catchy and the video is hilarious for several reasons. Check it out – Best I Ever Had by Drake.

Aim true.

nv@ag

August 11, 2009

bg/ish: File This Under “Inexplicable”

Really? No, I mean, seriously?!?

So, let me get this straight. We currently live in an age of media where political correctness abounds, and a football player can be heavily criticized for calling himself a “fucking soldier” during a time of war. It’s insensitive apparently.

“[Kellen] Winslow took heavy criticism for the rant since many critics felt it was disrespectful to actual soldiers who were serving on duty in the Iraq War, which had started several months before. On November 10, 2003, Winslow issued a written apology for his comments, writing that: “I meant no disrespect to the men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in the Armed Forces. I cannot begin to imagine the magnitude of war or its consequences.”

Alright, alright. That’s fine. Personally, that all seems a bit silly. But connotation is what it is. So, SFGate and Christie Kieth, please fucking forgive me for my mild annoyance at your liberal use of the words “DISCRIMINATION” and “COLOR BARRIER”…

…in reference to fucking dogs! Black dogs! Fuck!

Let me walk you through this…

A glance at the front page of SFGate today led me to this:


Um. Ok. That’s odd. So I clicked the link:


Color barrier? Really? Is this a joke? I mean, I realize this article isn’t about race or racial struggles, but, doesn’t it trivialize it? Even slightly? Let’s recap briefly. If a football player who calls himself a “fucking soldier” offends people who are sensitive to the plight of US troops in Iraq, then shouldn’t referring to black dogs as facing a “color barrier” be considered even slightly offensive? Am I alone on this?

Ok, maybe I’m wrong, but then, why does this reader comment sound to me like the proverbial, “I’ve got 3 black friends and have even had one of them over my house for dinner!” schtick?…


And someone wouldn’t dare make a case for dogs, based on their color, would they? Really?!?!


I’m sure I’m probably making a bigger deal out of this than I should. Call me crazy. I’m sure it’s just a twisted case of coincidence that one of today’s featured SFGate Staff Blog discusses this:


I think my head just exploded.