Spank me

9/12/2006 11:33:00 AM Edit This 3 Comments »

I'm a bad blogger. So very erratic, but you love me anyway.

*fondles blog fondly*

So, what's been up? Nothing, actually. I've been working... and scratching and being very, very lazy and I like it. Contemplating a lot of things and just being introspective. I've spent a lot of my time observing the everyday happenings of Trinidad and Tobago... including the political aspects of my country (which I will not comment on for a while until I observe a bit more).

One thing I have noticed is the penchant that us Trinis have for "Ole Talk". Ole talk is basically good natured gossip (most times) and is prevalent among both sexes. It takes place anywhere more than one Trinidadian is and is beloved by all (even though many deny it).

I've learned many things while tuning into ole talk among older people, little pieces of wisdom that will stay with me for years to come, proving that it isn't just for entertainment. In fact, lasting friendships and bitter enemies have been made because of this tradition. It is both a cure for boredom and a source of information. From the corrupt politician who uses it to spin a web of falsehoods to the beggar who often has conversations with himself. Even I find myself engaging in it daily, even on this blog.

It's amazing the topics that can spark lively and lengthy discussions as well. From politics to doubles. From women to clothes, the subject matter never seems to run thin. I remember as a child watching the older one talk, listening intenly as laughter erupted,evoked by some "rude" or suggestive comment and me, lauging as though I knew what was funny. Of, course this would end in me being chastised and told to stay out of the affairs of "big" people (that piece of advice has stuck with me over the years and I still feel strange interrupting conversations when my elders are present).

School days were the best by far though. Debates over the superiority of girls over boys were the discussions that caused the most controversy and often ended bothe sides soaked to the skin from a water fight *reminisce* The battle of the sexes still rages on to this day.

Ah, the joys of being a Trini.

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Between a rock and a hard place

9/08/2006 04:06:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

I have a big decision to make.

I have to leave my job to go back to school. What's the problem? Well, it is probably one of the best jobs I have ever had. Regardless of how much I complain about the late hours and the constant back on forth, I like the excitement and I get a rush when I see an Ad I have done in print, heard it on the radio or see it on television. I am definitely advancing in the field and can see myself being here long term doing something I like to do: Writing, Conceptualizing and Strategizing. Mind you, there are days when I would pull my hair out and I too get the Monday blues but I think its worth it. I love the challenge it offers everyday. And I am learning so much.

On the other hand, I need to go back to school. I promised myself I'd finish my degree and learn at least 3 languages by the time I was 25 and I only have 4 years left. My education is so important to me but I am so easily distracted that it's hard to stay focused. I've tried working and going to school part time but it is too much for me at this point in my life. Unfortunately, I don't yet know how to be that driven and I often just get demotivated and quit. I want to do so many things that I can't yet decide on one so I think I need to do them all just to satisfy my thirst for knowledge and the only way to do that is to leave. I need that time to figure myself out.

*sigh*

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Beware. A rant is coming.

9/05/2006 09:35:00 AM Edit This 1 Comment »

Greendot, my ISP, is the forking WORST! I have been trying to upload a live performance of Skid'Nevely forever... well for at least 2 weeks and have NEVER been able to finish because the connection is so unreliable. It is a 2 minute clip that is only about 45 megs, so why is it taking so bloody long to upload. Today, I decided that I would sit at the desk and wait for it to finish. After about 2 hours... yes 2 fucking hours, the connection timed out on the main page so I had to start all over again. It was at 89%. Motherfuckers!

Shit man! If I didn't despise TSTT so much I would have switched providers. BITCHES!!!!


ARRRGGGGHHH!


*sigh* I feel better now. Greendot MC.

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