30 June 2009

Just a little FYI for the 0630 Rundown

There are some personal events that I left out intentionally because some people who read my blog are close enough to me to know of these issues. However, I would like to thank those of you who are aware of the different situations in my life for your support and love through the tough times that I experience. Your kind thoughts and words are not unnoticed or unappreciated. I love you so much and I appreciate the love and concern you show for me during my tough times. Thanks so much!! :)

Aero's Rundown - 06.30.2009 (top 3)

Welcome back to the 0630 Aero's Rundown for the top 3! The Rundown starts now...

No. 3: Before I got the hell outta Dodge (UT), my best pals there had a little goin-away gathering for me (06.18)!!! Let me tell you who was there: Cougar (@ejrkids), BMax (@shug24), Austiedocious (@aubrown2001), Spock (@ryanscampbell), Lisa, BDub, and the mini-Spock!!! It was great! I felt so loved! The Cougar was the PM and BMax was the delegated for movie times…lol! They cracked me up and kept it simple and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way! We went to eat at Bajio (pronounced BAA gee oh) and then to see The Hangover; the original plan was to see Phlegm 123 (known to others as The Taking of Pelham 123), but BDub said that The Hangover was hilarious! I made the mistake of sitting between Cougar and BDub; not quite sure if that was the best thing…lol!! The dinner was great, the movie was hilarious, and I couldn’t have asked to be around a better group of people!! I love you guys.

No. 2: This one relates to number but I have to put it before number 1 because it’s not as major as number 1 (thus its place at number two). There is a tribute song to the legendary Michael Jackson. P. Diddy (@iamdiddy) produced the track and posted the following on Twitter: “Check out this tribute 2 MJ feat Myself, Game, Chris Brown, Polo, Mario Winans, and Boyz II Men http://tinyurl.com/kow5e7 RT Please”. I love it! I love how artists show so much respect…

And No. 1: Michael Jackson passed away on Thursday, 06.25.2009; I know a lot of people are so focused on judging for the accusations and negative aspects of his life, and honestly I’m sick of people and their judgments. The guy never had a childhood and in my opinion, all those punk asses talkin about his alleged molestation charges were only after the money anyway. If they weren’t the first guy’s family wouldn’t have settled for money and would have made sure he was convicted and all those other shitholes wouldn’t have followed suit. What parent sends their children to a person who has been suspected of child molestation unless they are trying to get something out of it? Fine if your child wants to meet MJ…who doesn’t? But after such allegations, don’t you think you should at least be around instead of leaving them there?…that’s my problem with the whole situation. No real parent would put their children in harm’s way. I’m not saying whether he did or didn’t do it, but logically it just doesn’t make enough sense to me if it was really believed that he was guilty. Ok…whew…had to get that off my chest. Now on to what matters most to me…Michael Jackson: The Extraordinary Entertainer. All of your favorite artists respect him because he accomplished something that no one else in musical history has. He sold 28 million copies of a single album. Most artists don’t do that over their entire careers – including other greats like Elvis. He sold more than 750 million total albums. I’m sick of the people that are more concerned with his facial features than his talent! I’m sure Etta James or The Beatles didn’t look like someone else wanted them to, but that doesn’t take away from their talent!! Everyone in the world should respect him as an artist and if you don’t, rest assured that your favorite artist does. Respect the fact that he was a father, brother, friend, philanthropist, and a musical icon. If you didn’t like him, don’t shit on those of us who did. This hurts me even more than when Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur passed away. True enough I never met them, but it was always a dream of mine because of the people that they all were. When someone that means so much to me and the rest of the world passes away, it crushes my spirit. It kills dreams. There’s a sense of reality that I would have never met them, but now I can’t even dream. It hurts and I know for a fact that I’m not the only person in this world that feels that way about Michael Jackson and countless others. I’ve been in denial for a few days but writing this blog has really brought me to realization and I can’t stop the tears from flowing…but I digress. There was finally an announcement of MJ’s viewing for his true fans. I wish I could go. There will be a public viewing for Michael Jackson at his Neverland ranch http://tinyurl.com/m53qbb. Just as a note, there is a little fact of interest for some pertaining to other greats who passed on the 25th: “25 Strikes again! Aaliyah died on 8/25, Michael Jackson 6/25, Static Major 2/25, Left eye (Lisa Lopez) 4/25, and James Brown 12/25, and the beautiful Farrah Fawcett 6/25”

Well, you awesome tweeple out there – this concludes the 0630 Aero Rundown. I hope you guys enjoyed it! Be ready for the next one!


Aero's Rundown - 06.30.2009: Honorable Mentions

Joe Jackson is a disgrace to the human race; that loser called a press conference and had the world thinking he was going to announce funeral plans or a public memorial for his son and he announces that he’s starting a record label!! I was flippin outraged! Your son just died, the world lost an icon, and your focus is a freakin record label…that even pissed off my g’mother

Lakers won NBA Finals!!! (old news but I haven’t written a Rundown since they won)

Obama is the G-stat of the day for that "fly swattin" move on 06.08; that guy is just “a stud” as my best buddy would say…lol

I made it official and ended the pursuit of my MBA today...(*sigh*)

Aero's Rundown - 06.30.2009

Welcome to the 0630 Aero’s Rundown! This one is pretty large but I narrowed it down to 15 and the top 3 are in a separate blog. The Rundown starts now…

No. 15: Got the heck outta Dodge (UT) for a little while at least. I didn’t realize until I left how much I needed a break from that place. There are a select few people that I have a hard tolerating (and you guys know who they are). My brother came out to drive back with me and it was a great trip for us. Unfortunately, I spent 52 billion dollars on gas, but I was glad to get home nonetheless.

No. 14: Suns have agreed to trade Shaq (@THE_REAL_SHAQ) to the Cavs, but “The deal has been agreed to in principle and is expected to be finalized Thursday, according to sources” – ESPN. I don’t really know if you guys know this, but this pretty much means that Lebron has some help down in the low post because Verajao just pisses me off…ugh

No. 13: Had a cue – BBQ that is – yesterday (06.29) and it was PHENOMENAL!!! I love grilled hot dogs so I was pretty much in heaven! My uncle bought the food to cook and he got only the best stuff – chicken, ribs, pork chops, hot dogs, and burgers – and for the sides we had baked beans, potato salad, mac ‘n cheese and some chips just for the hot dogs and burgers. It’s been so long since I had that kind of meal and I’m telling you it was wonderful! My grandmother came over and that topped off my night! By the time 9:30 or 10pm came around, I was exhausted, but it was a great day.

No. 12: Britney Spears Twitter got hacked and the perpetrator posted that she died on 06.28. I didn’t believe it when I read it in the first place, but I really think it’s just flippin ridiculous that people do that sort of thing – especially when the world is already crazy after the death of another musician.

No. 11: Serena Williams (@serenajwilliams) was fired up about not being able to eat in the locker room anymore at Wimbledon! I guess once you get used to doing something then you are expected to change, it can be a little frustrating. The biggest problem was that they brought in snacks for them but they couldn’t eat them. How rude is that?! Here’s her Twitter post: “Hey! We are NOT allowed to eat in the locker room but, they are placing bananas KIT KATS out. Now, how do you consume those food items?” 12:12 PM Jun 23rd from web.

No. 10: Steph Jones (@stephjonesmusic) tweeted me today and it was most awesome because it was another situation where the first time I tweeted someone, that person tweeted me back. He was talking about southern people and their not-so-debonair lifestyle…lol! It was pretty cool to learn he’s from TX. He’s a great artist by the way! Check him out!

No. 9: Had a piano session in UT the day before I left and it was phenomenal!!! I was hangin out with the amazing Cougar (@ejrkids) and we went to her brother’s house. I stepped into the house and almost had a heart attack. There it was – a beautiful Yamaha baby grand and I almost couldn’t breathe. The Coug didn’t believe that I could play, but I once I got permission I was in a world of my own. I could’ve stayed there for the rest of my life and been perfectly content. Thanks again, Coug, for that! Send me that video J

No. 8: I’m focused on two very important events coming up: going to the US Open and trying my hardest to get Jordin Sparks (@TheRealJordin) for my bday. The US Open (the tennis one not the golf one) starts August 31 and continues through September 13. I plan to go the last week just to the championship matches!! That would really make me happy because I need an escape. Now about getting Jordin Sparks…I have contact an agent twice about scheduling her and haven’t heard anything back so I’m getting pretty pissed about it. If I can’t get her for my bday then I’m gonna go far away and never come back!!!

No. 7: Parents 29-year anniversary and Byrd’s baby shower is Saturday (07.04). These are two very important events to me. My parents probably won’t be able to do much, but they always enjoy themselves nonetheless. They’ve been married for 29 years and I’m so excited that even through the tough times, they’re still going strong. I could love anybody more than those two people. PLUS: my bestie Byrdie is having her baby shower on Saturday as well and I’m pretty excited about that! We’ve been best friends for years and she’s one of the few people that knows just about everything about me! I don’t have any walls up when it comes to her so I’m glad to be around for this major step in her life…I have yet another niece on the way!...hehe…

No. 6: BET Awards on 06.28 and they did a great job changing up the entire show to honor Michael Jackson; Janet cam and thanked everyone; she couldn’t smile; she fought tears she said “to you Michael is an icon, to us Michael is family and he will forever live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family and myself thank you for all your love and thank you for all your support. We miss him so much. Thank you so much”. Then Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo sang I’ll be there to close the show. It was VERY emotional. So many people were crying at the show and I’m sure at home as well. The show was pretty amazing in its entirety with performance by Beyonce, Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, T-Pain (@DaRealerstTPain), Monica, and countless others!

No. 5: Wimbledon action synopsis: Federer and Roddick are into the quarterfinals. Of the men remaining, they’re my two favorites! I really hope they make it to the final because Roddick’s game is much than the two previous Federer beat him in the Wimbledon final. Venus and Serena Williams are now into the Semifinals @Wimbledon. They’re playing against Safina and Dementieva respectively. Although Safina is number 1 in the world, she’s not great at the game. She only became number one because she plays so many tournaments (which is the problem with the points system for ranking). However, Dementieva is pretty good so I hope Serena continues to play the way she has been during the tournament. It’s USA vs. Russia on the women’s side. I’m looking forward to a Federer/Roddick men’s final and a Williams women’s final.

No. 4: If you read my last blog, you should know that T-Pain tweeted me the very first I sent him a tweet and it was the number of that blog!! But check this out!!! Two days after T-Pain tweeted me, Jordin Sparks (@TheRealJordin) tweeted me! I know for a fact I stopped breathing but I don’t know how else my body was responding because I was just zoned! That made me so happy!! She was talking about the NBA Finals and mentioned how the Lakers would never be her team; so I simply replied not thinking anything of it since she hadn’t tweeted me before. Not even 30 seconds later, she replied to my tweet and I was pretty sure that if I died that very moment, my life would have been complete (just kidding but it was pretty exciting for me). By the way, you gotta pre-order Jordin’s new album – Battlefield – on iTunes or Amazon and gotta get to a concert. I’m looking forward to it.

Well, you awesome tweeple out there – this concludes the first part of 0630 Aero Rundown. As I said above, it's rather long so the top 3 are in the next blog. I hope you guys enjoyed it! Be ready for the next one!