Thursday, January 17, 2008

I'm...

Claiming it. Patriots. Christian. Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Ballinnnnn'!!

So, if you read my post yesterday, you already know about my early 2008 test. To keep it short, I started the year off broke as a joke. But dig what happened yesterday...

After I wrote that blog, I went up to the gym to hit the weights and do some shooting drills. Since it was the 1st day of the year, the gym wasn't particularly packed, but there were a few randoms scattered around the basketball court. They asked if I want to play a game of 4 on 4, which I don't usually do, but I did anyway. After the game, some guy I've NEVER seen before comes up to me and says "I bet you $100 I can hit more 3-pointers than you". I looked around and after I realized he was actually speaking to me, I laughed. I replied "Good one, buddy". But he insisted. "What, you ain't got it or something? I'll put up $100 that says I can hit more 3's than you. Best of out 15!"

Now, if you had seen this guy's jumper, you would have laughed. I honestly thought he was joking. But after he pulled out his $100 bill, I realized that, this dude was actually SERIOUS! At this point, most of my boys were like, "J...Just do it. Just do it."

Now, needless to say, I didn't even have a solid DOLLAR on me. Plus, I didn't know they still made random cats who want to bet money on the basketball courts. I thought that went out after "White Men Can't Jump" left theaters.

But after more prodding and joking at my expense, I decided to play along. I told him "look, I don't bring $100 bills to the court...but you know what? I'll put up my ipod against your hundy". I took my $500 ipod out of the case and put it with his hundred for a friend to hold.

Before I shot my first jumper, I was thinking to myself "J, either this is the easiest money you're about to make, or you're about to get your black ass hustled". But before I could think about it anymore, I had already hit 3 shots in a row.

After I hit 8 of 15, I won and took my $100 bill, sat down, and started laughing. I honestly couldn't have scripted a more ironic or funny scene even if I tried. lol. That is all. And you know what I did after I won $100? Ya boy bought GROCERIES!!! I'm a baller, baby. Baller. hahahahahahahahaha. GROCERIES??? Are you kidding me? Peace.


'And who said there's no such thing as a free lunch?!"
-Chiwetel Ejiofor - "Four Brothers"

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Early TESTimony

Greetings all and welcome to 2008. This year plans to be filled with new and exciting things and blah blah blah. We already know that. I'm about to put my money (ha) where my mouth is and do what I'm always preaching. And that's give thanks in advance. Prepare, Expect, and Welcome your blessing before it even happens.

My sister called me the other day and she said "in order to have a testimony, you have to have a TEST". I checked my account this morning, and ya boy got his first test of 2008. My account has a whopping .07 cents in it as we speak. Settle down, settle down, I'm pretty sure you've never seen cake like that, but I'll be making it rain as soon as I take it out of the bank. All 7 cents. Raining down on some lucky woman at a seedy club. But I've digressed.

Now, most people would panic. Go into shock. Get all worried and bothered and stressed out. I, also, am one of those people. But AFTER I did that, I realized that if my 2008 starts out like this, my year can only get better. So I'm going to go ahead and thank Him now because He didn't bring me this far to let me fail. And at the end of this year, I will post another bank account picture, and we'll see if we can find the differences in the two pictures lol.


Bank Account

You see, I'm not going to be one of those people that says "2008 is my year and 2008 is gonna be huge etc" because my 2007 was that year. You have to plant a seed and let it grow. And now, most of my seeds are planted and they're beginning to sprout. So I'll see the rewards in 2008, but the seeds have actually been planted and watered and nurtured since I moved to LA in 2004, ya dig? And with rewards, come more seeds. So if you call me and I don't answer, I'm probably in the garden. Planting.

So 2008, it's nice to meet you too. We may have gotten off on a rough start, but I have a feeling we'll be best friends come December.

Peace, love, and nappiness.
JL


"Having money's not everything,
Not having it is."
-Kanye West


"Wait 'till I get my money right"
-Kanye West

About Me

Just a guy trying to put his stamp on the world. Everything else you need to know about me, will probably be in this blog.