All thanks to The Man Above for all that you are in my life. Without you I am nothing.
Ok, let's party. Or should I? Nah, I simply like to chill, reflect on the memories, the new friends, the acquaintances, the hopes and aspirations of another year of blogging. Not to mention, I think of my mission and the unfinished business at hand.
Honestly, I have no idea what a blogger should do to commemorate the born day. I thought about going out, having a few drinks, get nice and buzzed... then come back to the crib and just... well, I don't know - ponder?
Why is my reputation expanding faster than the Universe? Why does this sound familiar?
What is an awkward moment? How does it feel? Can I feel my tongue?
Must I live vicariously through my blog - or do I?
Stay thirsty? Why? What does a Dos Equis taste like anyway?
Ok, no more samples of "things that I may elaborate on when I blog while drinking." I have never blogged in a drunk stupor and I definitely wouldn't enjoy the experience - I get too analytical, and there are things that kind of make sense, but naturally, the more I think, the murkier the details become. So instead of hanging out, I decided to lay low, watch a few basketball games, be thankful, and in my way of staying thirsty, I thought of the next 365 days of living vicariously as "The MANChild Swagga."Everyday is a day of thanks, but today truly marks a special moment for me. Today is a day of thanks - to you. Thank you for spending a few minutes out of your day to read my work.
Angels: Dawn Johnson, Linda Johnson, Raquel Eldridge, Tonya D. Bradley, Amy Connor, Tia Bonham, Patricia Cesaire, AnDrea Watkins, Cassandra Kephart, Constance Wilson-Williams, Danielle White, Erin Rosemund, Glenda Shaw, Jennifer Garfield, Kahti Bowser, Kesha Williams, Latoya Burkett, Madonna Boyd, Maria Bacellar, Victoria O'Neal, Tracey Brown, Traci Lee, Nadine Lee, Rhonda Godfrey, Rozzy Shorter, Shaunda Betts, Tamica James, Shanna Baccus, Tonia Labbe, Andrea, Jumaanah Graham, Shawnetta Jones, Trinket Lewis
Brothers In Arms: James Blagmon, Reggie Bullock, Gerard Clendenin Jr., Michael Hornsby, Sigmund Johnson, Byron Lundy, Herb, Ken Watson, Anjuan Simmons, Ormand O'Neal, Mark Brown, Randall Godfrey, Isaiah Carey, Chad Chizzle, Asar Imhotep, Yirser Ra Hotep, Wendell Worjroh, Brother Jesse Muhammad, Deric Muhammad, Brian Gratch, Francisco Brito, Dorrian Missick, ShaoDow Smith, Rob Wright, Ken Gibbs Jr.
Blessings: Charnellia Malone, Pleshette King, Tasha Sims, Tiffany White, Angela M. Wilson, Crystal Washington Martin, Sophie Heng, Famatta Martina, DangerMan Urban-Superhero, Iceman Baldy, Mafdet Maat, and to all of my fellow readers and followers.
I would also like to thank the crew at www.typepad.com (my blog/host provider) as well as www.startlogic.com (my domain host provider) for putting up with my lack of technical expertise.
I have so many more people to thank (if you were not mentioned... I am truly sorry).
So what is in store for the next 365 days? Well, I will be introducing another partner very soon. I am also working on a book that I will share with you over time. I have a few personal series that I will be working on - this I will also share. I plan on devoting more time celebrating the urban experience, and as I do, I will share this with you as well. And as I have been blessed to have met some really talented writers, I will share their greatness with you. I can't wait.
Enjoy the special select Birthday songs... a little nostalgia from the legendary John Coltrane - this is one of my favorites titled "Naima". And of course, I have to drop in a fresh new cypher - Mos Def, Black Thought and Eminem.