Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Makings of Me: Birthday Edition

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Today is my birthday and I feel like sharing.

1. Hi.

2. My name is Jason

3. I like to write

4. I read a lot of books. The last book I read was “Pimp” by Iceberg Slim now my game is extra tight. (I’m just kidding, but, no really!) I am currently reading “Family” by J. California Cooper.

5. Adidas should give me an endorsement deal because I wear Adidas sneakers like I hung out on
Hollis Ave with Run and them back in the day.

6. Nas is the GOAT (I don’t care what you say.)

7. I have a Jack Russell Terrier named Femi Thelonious” Divadog” Kane.

8. I am the most interesting man in the world and an international man of mystery.

9. I want Tamron Hall to bathe me.

10. Rum & Coke is my drink of choice when I socialize. I prefer Appleton rum, if there is no Appleton Bacardi will do, light spirits please.

11. I am fan of confessional poetry and symbolist poetry, so that means when I write poems they are really honest but confusing.

12. I am a certified street geek.

13. I love laughing really hard.

14. My love is a 187 taking you to heaven.

15. I love the sound of someone I love breathing.

16. I once threw a dude off of a roof and when I turned to walk away a random dude looked at me and said “You got the Juice now.” I confusingly shook my head no and the credits started to roll.

17. I couldn’t sleep the other night so my restless ass watched a documentary about the Jonestown massacre and it made me cry. It was 4am. I was alone. In the dark. Crying. I need some help.

18. Sometimes I describe the value of things by people’s varying degrees of success, for instance: If my phone is better than yours I’ll say “My phone is Beyoncé and yours is Latoya Luckett or my car is Aretha Franklin and yours is Fantasia.

19. The last album I listened to in its entirety was Young Jeezy’s “The Real is Back”. Afterwards I felt like slanging out of the trap and holding my block down, but I didn’t do it.

20. I can rap the entire Illmatic album word for word.

21. I am a damn impressive cook.

22. A little known fact about me is that I am a wine connoisseur.

23. When I'm stressed I lie on my back on the floor and stare at the ceiling.

24. I once got a $500 speeding ticket in the mail and when I saw it a little bit of piss dripped out.

25. If I had to choose movie characters to describe my personality they would be: Will Hunting, Truck Turner, Douglass Street, Darius Lovehall and Dirk Diggler.

26. If I had to choose a movie sequence that I would like my life to be like it would be the last ten minutes of Mo’ Better Blues.

27. The older I get the more intolerant I become of certain shit; I’m starting to understand why some older people are so gangsta.

28. I love complete silence.

29. I once saw Mos Def at a random place in Brooklyn and made him laugh. (random stunt)

30. I’m not good at small talk so sometimes I come off as an asshole; it’s not that I am being difficult I just don’t know what to say in the moment.

31. I can be the life of the party or that dude asking questions that creates awkward moments.

32. I’m a third degree black belt.

33. I just lied.

34. I’m too sexy for this post.

35. I just lied again.

I’m done.

32 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Mr. Chocolate Genius. Love this list.

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  2. Interesting list. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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  3. Lol! This is beautiful and truly entertaining. One more thing: Drop the mic and pimp walk to the exit! Guaranteed standing ovation!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  4. - Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday To YA!"

    Love this list..

    6...oh yeah I'm with you on that one.

    16- I got a crazy look when I throw a dude into a canal...lmao. Only thing I heard was him scream as I walked away.

    17-Awww poor baby...I love watching that tho.

    32-35 ctfu you are something else. And you sexy...don't let anyone tell you different!!

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  5. Birthday wishes to you, bro.

    I'm trying hard to remember the last 10 minutes of Mo' Better Blues....it escapes me.

    What I do remember - the nice pair of legs attached to Tamron Hall.

    Threw a guy off the roof? You don't need a black belt, even if that was true.

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  6. Happy birthday J. I can so relate to #27, 28 and 30.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Sir! I hope you are enjoying a nice one. I loved the list, gave me some insight into the man that is YOU. My favorite..."I am the most interesting man in the world and an international man of mystery".

    Nice.

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  8. Happy Birthday Jason, my libra brother! Loved this truth or dare segment, it was quite entertaining and greatly appreciated. I'm a wine connoisseur too! lol! The last 10 minutes of "Mo Betta Blues" made me smile and laugh and cry. Great ending! I liked this so much, i might do this on my B'day! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Interesting! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  10. Happy Birthday J,

    The world is a better place with u in it. May u continue to age like a fine wine cause u are a kick ass vintage! :).

    Peace & Luv

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  11. @Sunny
    Thanks Sunny! You're one of my favorite people and I appreciate you.

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  12. @Don
    Thanks Brethren!

    The last 10 minutes were black love bliss!

    I've never thrown anybody off of a roof. That was reference from the movie Juice. Ha!

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  13. @Jet

    Thanks J! I need another post from you soon.

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  14. @Traci

    When you coming back? Thanks homey, I appreciate you.

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  15. @Miz

    You know you're my girl. I would love to know the makings of you. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. @Coco

    Thanks C! You always know what to say.

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  17. I'm a little late for the party but a late happy birthday! is still a happy birthday. So happy birthday!!! Loved this list. It was a fun read.

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  18. Happy Belated Birthday!

    This list! OMG! Fascinating, I love 15. I'm intrigued and scared of you at the same time lol lol.

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  19. Happy belated birthday, Jason!

    A bath with Tamron sounds nice! Lol

    Is your Jack Russell neurotic? I hear they can be a bit difficult.

    You mean you don't drink Over proof Jamaican rum? Lol

    Great post!

    Stop by my new blog!

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  20. This entire list just cracked me the Eff up! Loved it. And this is my 1st time stopping by your blog by way of K Rock. :)

    Happy belated bday

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  21. @Val

    Thanks Val!

    Very nice indeed. *shudders*

    My Jack is a certified lunatic.

    Never over proof...lol!

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  22. @Krissy

    Thanks Krissy! Stop by anytime.

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  23. *runs in super late* Better late than never? lol
    Nice list, so you're the second guy I know that loves Nas. Well maybe 'loves' is not the gender correct word, but you know what I mean.
    A little FYI- there is no such thing as Hollis Ave. Hollis is just the neighborhood. :)
    What other wine would you suggest I try if only drink German Riesling? I only like sweet stuff.
    Do you have a favorite book genre? How was Cooper's book, did you finish it?

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  24. Better late than never indeed.

    I grew up in Brooklyn so everything I learned about Queens came from either LL Cool J or Run-DMC so thanks for the knowledge.

    When you say sweet I think of sugary. Maybe a Gewurztraminer or a Sauternes which are considered desert wines for whites. A Port or Late Harvest Syrah/Shiraz for a Red.

    I don't have a particular genre to shout out. I read books with hopes that they change my life in some way. I read descriptors and take recommendations and go from there.

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