Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Xcellent Weekend

Hello duckies!
My apologies for keeping you in the dark for a couple days. My work schedule heavily influences my blog patterns. I work Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5:30pm and sometime during my work load I find time to share my world with you. Unfortunately, I didn't blog yesterday because I was unable to come into work. (I won't go into details. Just know that my home activities were inconveniently convenient.)
Anywho, my weekend was incredibly glamorous...as usual. On Thursday evening I met up with Elle Fox and her friend--and now mine as well--Nivea. We walked around Harlem for a bit, only to help out Elle's cousin Chanel, who did not have enough money with her for the tattoo she got.

I came into the situation when Elle was heated.
She sassed me a bit on the phone, but she did so unintentionally because the world wasn't dealing her the cards she wanted. She asked me to meet her at her house because I wanted to hang out with her but first she had to get money for Chanel's tattoo. Chanel, sadly enough, received a new Debit card in the mail and didn't know her debit PIN#.
After that rough business, Elle, Chanel and I decided to take a midnight stroll in Central Park. We chatted, danced, spoke about the loss of Michael Jackson & Farrah Fawcett, and ate the little bit of sustenance we brought to the park.
On our way out of the park we were in deep conversation--the topic leaves me now--but suddenly I spotted a raccoon, in the path ahead of us.

We stopped in our tracks, trying not to bring attention to ourselves. I told Elle and Chanel we should take another exit out of the park. When we started walking toward the other exit, we looked back and saw that the raccoon was stalking us. It had closed so much distance between us since we last saw it behind us. Elle and I looked at each other and started running, full throttle! We weren't trying to get rabies!!!
Unlike Elle and I Chanel protested running and kept her sluggish pace. When Elle and I made it out of the park in one piece I immediately urged her to cross the street with me. Elle didn't want to leave her cousin at the claws of the stalking raccoon but I told her Chanel had legs too and she chose not to utilize them. Ergo, Elle and I waited for Chanel to exit the park across the street.
Moments later, Chanel emerged from the shadowy exit Elle and I used to escape. She was fine but once Chanel crossed the street Elle and I increased our stride for the remainder of the evening. It was indeed a close one. I haven't seen the stalking raccoon since.
On Friday evening Elle invited Nikki and I to her place and had plans to go to a bar. Her friends Pat, Mandy, Nivea and Lee met us outside of Elle's place in Pat's car.

They were all pretty girls: dainty, precious and very sociable. Mandy is a GaGaholic so I instantly fell in love with her.
The night was simply divine. We went to this chic Irish pub aptly named "The Parlour."
It was so alive with beautifully dressed people: gorgeous gals, guys and (of course) our precious faces too.
"Single Ladies" came on and I couldn't help myself.

Everyone at the bar was watching me. Paparazzi were flashing pics and I loved it. It was riveting. I got a slew of compliments from everyone and it was splendid to have experienced that with my dear people-friends cheering me on. Gaga and more Beyonce came on while we were there and we all jammed the night away.
We had an Xcellent time.
The following evening didn't start until 10pm.
On Saturday Ronald, Mommy, Gabriella and I had an impromptu family bowling night. I came in 2nd place the first round but I beat everyone the 2nd round, with a sparkling score of 148.

It was great being around family: eating French fries, breathing the night air, friendly family competition, and hearing the pins fall to their demise.
On Sunday, I slept for most of the day because the best thing you can do for your body is rest when you have leisure time, especially if you're schedule is brutally demanding. My parents decided to have a quaint BBQ in our backyard.

It was deliciously relaxing. I also watched the newest episode of "True Blood" about three times that night. Yes, this episode was that tantalizing.
On Monday I couldn't go to work because of personal reasons. However, the day ended on a great note. My friend let me borrow his copy of Laurell K. Hamilton's "Skin Trade."

Duckies, you have no idea how long I've been waiting for this book. I've been waiting for it for almost a year now. I love Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. I started reading "Skin Trade" on the train and I couldn't stop! It's so juicy. I'm so tempted to clear my desk and read it for my remaining hours at work lol.

OH! Speaking of trains, the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) has hiked the subway/bus fare to $2.25 per swipe.

I swiped my Metrocard today--which only had $4 on it--thinking I was in the clear for my morning and evening commute and BAM! Instead of taking its usual $2 off my Metrocard, the turnstile took an extra quarter. I was not expecting that! Luckily, I emailed Mommy a little earlier and she's going to meet up with me so I can get home. (I woke up a little late today so I didn't grab any money on my way out lol...I learned the hard way today.)
MTA needs to calm down and smell the electricity.

In other news, I think it's time for the "Word of the Week."
The new "Word of the Week" is:
Chult: A young adult on the brink of succumbing to adulthood; a recent college (or soon-to-be recent) college graduate; a person with new gained independence.
Ex: "I've recently gotten into the flow of waking up early. If I wasn't such a chult I'd already be at the top of the corporate ladder, not the social ladder."

I've waited long enough. It's time for some "Words of Wisdom."

"People function by their own motives. You can't really think like other people. You can investigate so precisely into their thoughts that you can't infer your own logic but you'll never know what drives them exactly. Your best bet is to close this distance with communication. Without communication, you'll be stuck in your own ways, trying to mimic others' logic with your own."

Okay duckies, I'm really swamped at the office today. Let me get to work.
I wish you the best of happiness. I love you. Stay true and tuned.

Live, love & Lady Gaga,
Gabriel Anderson