Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Afternoon Edition - 7/19/05

Here’s to DC
Thank you to ALL who made our DC gathering last Saturday a grand success. A special thank you to Angie M. who took special care of us with hotel booking – the NYC crew sincerely offer their “Thank you!” Our heart felt appreciation to Marcia R. (my soul wifey) who had our backs when the weather didn’t cooperate on Saturday. Marcia was kind enough to take the party indoor and provided her crib as our venue. A fork-up to Jeanine A. who gave us grill appeal right from a stove top. You go girl! Ultimately, it was a wonderful experience and having some of the NYC folks meet the DC folks proved to be a great idea. Taqua W…. what can be said? You’re my sister indeed. A resounding thank you for the great dinner on Sunday. So here’s to DC… four quadrants that still pull at my heartstrings.

On Blast
Today, I pose a question to be answered by all… well, all who wish to voice their opinion…
Do actions speak louder than words (as the saying goes) or should words that counter a person’s actions take precedence?

Long Story Short
Carlos C. is again in the ICU Pulmonary Unit with several clots in his lungs and legs. The Cumadin has been rendered ineffective and his prognosis is guarded. Please bend a knee for your editor’s brotha. Daylen recovered beautifully from his hernia repair last week. The beautiful tot is back to shouting and carrying on. Krissy (aka YO) purchased a new Ford Explorer last week. The caca-colored truck is gorgeous and may God provide her many miles of good truckin’. Phillipe is headed to Chicago to have a art show there, his NY show proved a great success.

Keep passin’ the open windows…

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a weekend I had a great time and it was wonderful meeting you all. I learned and experienced so much and never laughed as hard as I did this weekend thank you all. I also got sing a lot. I actually never made it to the glee club in school so it was great that my friends put up with my singing.

Later Krissy (Yolanda)

donya said...

Tammy said that she came to the park and no one was there. I am sorry I missed you AGAIN!!!! Maybe next time

FREAKING RICAN said...

Coco, Why is it that everyone else got your wonderful praise except ME! Lord have mercy! The one person that got your ASS there didn't even get acknowledged. I am truly hurt! HMMM, ask me to take a 8 hour round trip drive again and I will tell you to kiss my ASS!

Jeanine said...

I had such a good time with you guys on Saturday. I cannot wait for another gathering (and the next time I AM going to cook for real). I plan to be in Brooklyn later on in August so we will have to try to get together for drinks on a Friday or Saturday night.

J'Moo I hope you stuck it to the man! We have got to have that convo we alluded it. Cocoa, you know I love you man! You look fabulous, FOR REAL!!! Let me know when the NYBB is, me and Marcia might have to take a trip (don't worry Marcia I'll drive). Freakin, Krissy you guys are the best! Can't wait to hang out again!

Winnie, hit me on the stuff we talked about. I'm going back to Ft. Washington in September so let's talk soon!

I'll holla.

Cocoa Rican said...

I didn't think I needed to thank my riding partners for sharing in the experience... I was thanking the DC folks that welcomed us!
This needs to be our On Blast issue tomorrow... When keepin' it too real seems to always make you look wrong. ...or maybe we can address layers and degrees of assertive behavior and when that behavior becomes counterproductive by being aggressively isolating.

If it will quell you (and may I remind you that I thanked you personally) I can do so publicly... A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO FREAKING RICAN WHO DID THE EXCLUSIVE DRIVING FROM NYC TO DC AND BACK. YOUR GRACIOUS AND SELFLESS CONTRIBUTION IS APPRECIATED!

Enuf said...

Melissa said...

I know my name is mud or something else even nastier. Sorry I missed the get together and the NY crew. But mommy duties took precedence and then took for ever to end (7:00 pm). This is not an excuse, just the facts. Anyhoo, I'm glad all went well and everyone made home safely.

Anonymous said...

I had a wonderful, yet very intoxicating fun-filled adventure on Sat. night! I had so much fun that I couldn't get myself up on Sun.:-)

And yes, I've fallen in love w/a man that will neva want the likes of me but it doesn't matter. Big smooches to that brother that wore out that damn dance floor on Sat. night with his fine dark chocolate self!:-) I know u don't want this but if u did, Chocolate Luva, I swear u'd neva have to ask 4 it:-) Big love!!!

As for Filofi, I love u baby 4 eva. It's always an adventure with u!

I also want to send a shot out to everyone that dared to be bold and entered Forestville, a.k.a. "The Hood," at night! I had so much fun with you all!

Luv U,

Toy

Winnie said...

Hey, Yall!!! It was great meeting you all!! And thanks for putting up with my little "monster" for the time that we were there. I really enjoyed myself. Hope to see yall soon and I would love to make a trip to NYC. Mama needs a break sometimes!!! Jeanine, I sure will keep in touch. Funny how I was just saying that I needed a mentor from the chapter to guide me through the process and God plopped you right in my lap!!! Kiss that precious baby for me. She is adorable. BTW, email me so that I can add your email address to my address book. (wtpeterson@comcast.net) Smooches!!!!

Toy said...

ON BLAST: Now that's a tough one because you have to think about who you are dealing with. But nine times out of ten, it's your actions speaking louder than words. Ex. I can tell a person that "I'm sorry" and I may only say it because I don't want it to be an issue anymore not because I am actually sorry. So therefore I think actions definitely speak louder than words.

I mean ladies and some gents, shoot, how many times have u heard a ni...sorry I almost got too carried away...a man say that he'll never do this or that again but yet he does just that again and again and again? OK...I rest my case

Anonymous said...

Hector told me it was because you farted incessantly the entire trip down there. Try beano next time.

caspar608 said...

Actions definitely speak louder than words. Fer Shernt.
People have a really difficult time admitting when they are wrong in the first place. Humility is hard to find in most people. Whats the use of saying you are sorry if you are going to keep on doing the same stupid thing over and over and over again?
For instance, Cocoa knows he has 5 or 6 babies mothers and every time he has another he SAYS he's sorry BUT then look what happens.......

FREAKING RICAN said...

WOW! That sounded really sincere NOT!!! WHATEVER! You have a pleasant day and hopefully tomorrow you will be back to your old crabby self again......

FREAKING RICAN said...

All Joking aside...I want to thank all of Hector's girlfriends in DC/Maryland for making my 1st visit a great experience. I felt truly welcomed and enjoyed everyone's company. Hopefully, when you girls come to NYC we can all catch up again. It was a blast! even the club with the backyard music wasn't so bad it was truly an experience. Thank you all for being so sweet and friendly.

Anonymous said...

WELL, WE THE PASSENGERS NEED TO ALSO BE ACKNOWLEDGED BECAUSE FREAKEN RICAN HAD THE MONTHLY AND WE ALL HUNG IN THERE CAUSE WE LOVE THE BITCH!

KRISSY

Anonymous said...

J'Moo said,
Yo,
That my La La-Toi,
The feelings are mutual, and you never know…
I may still hop a fence or two before this old world is done with a brother;
(I’m still in pretty good shape.)
And wouldn’t it be something if I landed in your yard….
Peace and Blessings “Beau-ti Da’ Lady”,
J’Moo

Anonymous said...

I love you all frats, periods and whatever that thing my home boi had going on, ;-]

God has truely blessed me with joy, laughter and friendship...

Oh, I feel a shout comin on!

J'Moo

caspar608 said...

J'Moo
You make my teeth hurt with your sweetness.
Awwwwww.
Peace.

caspar608 said...

I have a question for blast...

Jeanine said...

ON BLAST: Actions should be the only indication of a person's true feelings. I can tell you I love you until I'm blue in the face but if I break you down and treat you like crap, then would my words have any credence? I believe actions are almost subconscious when they are strictly based on your gut reaction to a person or situation. If I think about what I want to say, I can make it seem like anything I want, but if I react first then most times, that's the true feeling and intent of an individual.

I'd much prefer a person show me with actions, then tell me with words. Talk is cheap.

Anonymous said...

Wow, now all of your words have your voices to go with them, isn't that awesome…

Wow, I can be such a nerd sometimes, but it all gravy baby

the nerd side of J'Moo

Anonymous said...

Sometimes a person can go through so much stuff and have so much over packed luggage that they can act out they true feelings and I Love you is the best that they can do. Are they descent to be deprive Love for a second in their lives; and who are we to make that definitive chance for anyone other than ourselves. My man never says he Love me but, he shows me in so many other ways; now should I cut him back of that? I did think so, that something that “HE” is gonna have to work on him-self but, I’ll be there to support him all the way.

J'Moo

PS Great Blast today...

Anonymous said...

It was a fabulous blast today and one that, yes believe it or not coco, I read completely. Bringing people together, meeting each other, hanging out and laughing makes it that more real. It was truly a pleasure for me meeting you all connection, laughs, and background of relatedness is what it's all about. Thank you all for inviting us over into your home and hearts it was truly a pleasure and of course the one string that sewed it all up together was Hector who I am truly blessed to have the honor of meeting through one of MY "Best Friends" freakin rican. Thank you Hector I was last minute nilly joining you all but it was truly a pleasure and I am so happy and honored to know u and all your friends. Hey JMoo tks for being my man in those moments and u too Hector yes as well as Freakin Rican.

I needed this weekend and (I am crying as I write) want to repeat the event again.

Luv u all

Krissy (YO)

Tammy said...

damn, i am so sorry i didnt get to see my old and new friends. i came loaded down and could not find you...(sob). i found out later that y'all left as early as 11:45. i got there between 2-2:30. it seems you all had a wonderful time and bonded beautifully!!! just like i knew we would. hopefully i will be at the next one...sniff*