Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Makings of Me: Birthday Edition


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 BeyoncĂ© 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.


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

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

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


  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!!

  5. Birthday wishes to you, bro.

    I'm trying hard to remember the last 10 minutes of Mo' Better 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.

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

  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".


  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!

  9. Interesting! Happy Belated Birthday!

  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

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

  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!

  13. @Jet

    Thanks J! I need another post from you soon.

  14. @Traci

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

  15. @Miz

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

  16. @Coco

    Thanks C! You always know what to say.

  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.

  18. Happy Belated Birthday!

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

  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!

  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

  21. @Val

    Thanks Val!

    Very nice indeed. *shudders*

    My Jack is a certified lunatic.

    Never over!

  22. @Krissy

    Thanks Krissy! Stop by anytime.

  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?

  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.