Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Morning Edition - 5/23/07

Long Story Short…
To say that I’ve been running at break-neck speeds is an understatement. My move on Saturday, 5/19, went without a hitch. Thank you to Clent, Slugger, Linda, Juanita, Adam and a special thank-you to Philippe aka Fluff, who flew from Chi-town to surprise me with his help on my move. It was a coordinated effort that had me out of my old place and into my new one in less than four hours. I’m really enjoying my new crib and Busta is slowly-but-surely making his new home his own. The NY AIDS Walk on Sunday, 5/20, was an enormous success. Thanks to your support, I was more than $800 over my goal donations. The weather held up beautifully and I completed the walk in a personal record time of less than two hours. I’m now in countdown mode…in just 24 hours I will be on a plane to decompress and celebrate on the beaches of Puerto Rico. Memorial Weekend is bound to be a hoot on the island, which is host to San Juan Brothas – a yearly mix of circuit parties and fun-in-the-sun events. I’m also looking forward to seeing the family.

On Blast
I know you…I really know you. When you’re close with your friends, you know them. It can take a quick glance or a facial expression to convey a whole message. There are times when you realize that you’re not as close to folks as you thought when they step out and ask/say/do something that proves your perceived bond, nonexistent. I feel it boils down to a simple concept for me…Knowing my friends prevents me from having to ask certain things from them and grants me an understanding into their thinking, even before addressing them. I know my friends’ strengths, weaknesses, pluses and minuses.
Have you been shocked or disappointed by something a friend has said or done that made you recognize the true abyss that resides between you?

See ya’ Wednesday, May 29th! Have an amazing start to summer 2007!!


Keep passin’ the open windows…

5 comments:

Dayne Avery said...

Congrats on your move and for reaching your goal at the AIDS walk. That was real sweet of your friend to fly in and surprise you.

Now as far as you question on friends...I don't think blogger has enough space to hold some of my experiences. Lets just say long story short, I've had many people who I thought were friends of mine come and go. I've had "best friends" break my heart worse than any mate ever could. Each one has taught me a different lesson. Overall I've learned to be me and say and do whatever I feel is right ALWAYS because the people that mind-don't matter, and the people that matter- don't mind.

The Captain said...

That is a dangerous thing to have people who can know your strengths, weakness and can tell your thoughts by how you look or feel through body and facial expressions. I find that gives people too much access and predictability.

Darius T. Williams said...

Today's Wednesday...where's your post nikka?

Cocoa Rican said...

Okay... so I had to laugh...HARD...
Sorry Darius...flew in (not on my broom) late last night and had to shoot into work this morning... I'll try to have something to you by tomorrow...
Thanks for the wide smile :)

THE PISCEAN said...

Hey wassup man. I guess I missed you in PR. It was a great time considering it was my first time there.

Glad you enjoyed as well.

Peace and Blessings