Artist Greggy...Musings and Yik-Yak

~Musings & Random Yik-Yak~
Friday, February 25th

hmm.. sly ass devil


After struggling with whatever was wearing me down for the past week, I didn't know whether it was a physical, mental, or spiritual battle I was dealing with. Actually it was more than likely a combination of all three. It felt like getting sick was "trying" to happen to me...it just seemed as if there was a little something going on in the background that was actually making me feel ill with the fever action going on at night, and the upset tummy and resulting mental funk during the day. That was the physical side of what I felt...But I wasn't quite..."sick". Not the sick as in take off from work sick, perhaps more like just being out-of-sync with everything. Not feeling creative, getting all hyper over everyday issues, perhaps taking things a bit too personal here and there in a few conversations...Thats the mental funk part of it, the out-of-rythm'ing that was sitting on me...And we all know ole sly-axe Satan is always instigating stuff, trying to work on a brothers mind, trying to make him trip perhaps...sly ass devil...but I aint gone have it! Get on off ya boy this morning, I gots work to do. It's a good day to be Greggy! Happy Friday pardners! I'ts colder than a well you know what ot there but I'm feeling good to go inside....Catch y'all in a few, but now it's off to the salt mines....
Artist Greggy on 02.25.05 @ 07:27 AM EST
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Tuesday, February 22nd

under full viral particle attack...send help
(U.S. funds preferred)


Well...looks like perhaps yours truly needs to lay low for a little bit...been feeling some background aches and pains, which I know is my bodies way of saying, "Look bud...keep on clowning around, aight?"...I have been pushing it lately too and for no good reason...And at work, at the store, everywhere I go, everyone and their granmomma been hacking and sneezing and trying their best to get me infested...I've been doing a pretty fine job of running virus avoidance so far, bobbing and weaving, refusing to shake hands, just being ever vigilant...But I think someone must have slipped a stealth sneeze in on me or something like that while in an elevator...perhaps a hidden hack, a covert cough, loaded with trillions of plague-bearing particles and particlets, aimed in my direction by some crazed far-right wing idealogue...

In any event...since I do listen to my body when it's trying to get my attention, your homie shall take a moment and leave the building until my body says its aight....ok? Y'all be good and have a nice day!!
Artist Greggy on 02.22.05 @ 09:07 PM EST
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Friday, February 18th

Continuing Education???


I received the following information in an email from a friend and although I classify it as yet another humorous attempt at "male-bashing", I couldn't help but to laugh my butt off as I read the class choices. I'm sure many of you have probably seen this email at one time or another since it's been circulating around the 'net for some time...if you have already then chuckle again and pass the information on to someone in your life who needs it, ok?

ADULT EVENING CLASSES FOR MEN

New Evening Classes for Men Only!!!
Note: Due to the complexity and level of difficulty, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants each. Sign up early and get a discount on registration.

1. HOW TO FILL ICE-CUBE TRAYS. Step by step instructions with color slide presentation.

2. TOILET PAPER: DOES IT GROW ON THE HOLDERS? Roundtable discussion.

3. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE LAUNDRY BASKET AND THE FLOOR. Practicing with hamper. Color pictures and graphics (3 sessions).

4. THE AFTER-DINNER DISHES AND SILVERWARE: DO THEY LEVITATE AND FLY INTO KITCHEN SINK OR DISHWASHER BY THEMSELVES? Debate among panel of experts.

5. LOSS OF VIRILITY: LOSING THE REMOTE CONTROL TO YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER. Help line and support groups.

6. LEARNING HOW TO FIND THINGS, STARTING WITH LOOKING IN THE RIGHT PLACE INSTEAD OF TURNING THE HOUSE UPSIDE DOWN WHILE SCREAMING OBSCENITIES. Open forum.

7. HEALTH WATCH: BRINGING HER FLOWERS IS NOT HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH. PowerPoint presentation.

8. REAL MEN ASK FOR DIRECTIONS WHEN LOST. Real-life testimonial from the one man who did.

9. IS IT GENETICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO SIT QUIETLY AS SHE PARALLEL PARKS? Real-life in the car driving simulation.

10. LIVING WITH OTHER ADULTS: BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR WIFE. (What each will and will not do for you.) Online class and role playing.

11. HOW TO BE THE IDEAL SHOPPING COMPANION. Relaxation exercises, meditation and advanced breathing techniques.

12. REMEMBERING BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND CALLING WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE LATE COMING HOME. Bring your calendar or PDA to class if you can remember.

13. GETTING OVER IT. LEARNING TO LIVE WITH BEING WRONG ALL THE TIME. Individual counselors available.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of these classes you are urged to sign up immediately to avoid long lines at the end of the current sports season...LOL.

greggy note: I came, I read....I signed up for class #5 and class #6...LOL.

Have a good weekend peeps!



Artist Greggy on 02.18.05 @ 07:10 AM EST
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Tuesday, February 15th

just wondering


Just wondering....

why there is a liquor store on just about every corner in most inner cities but they are few and far between in the suburbs or other communities?

why a lot of black folk tolerate black on black crime by looking the other way but let a person of another race commit a crime against them and they ready to march in the streets?

why it's OK to encourage our youth to be sports stars and musicians but we frown upon those who pursue academic perfection?

why do folk scream and yell at the poilice when they come to arrest someone, yet who do they call upon when they getting mugged or robbed?

why other drivers on the road drive slow as all hell...UNTIL you try to pass them, then they take it personal and become Speed Racer?

why is it that people let their kids run wild like aminals in the street, yet as soon as they get in any kind of "trouble" with the law or something bad happens, the first thing out their mouth is.."My Johnny's a good boy and would never do something bad like that"??????

why is it so dayum hard for other people to simply acknowledge a hello or how are you when you pass them on the street instead of avoiding eye contact or ignoring the greeting altogether?

and last but most definitely not least....why do we as a people tolerate the way our women are portrayed in most music videos as skanks, sluts, and hoes? It really anguishes me to hear our young women singing and dancing to the very songs where they are being called batches and whores...*sad, so very sad*

Just a few of the things that made me go..Hmmmmmm...
Artist Greggy on 02.15.05 @ 07:26 AM EST
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Sunday, February 13th

Happy Valentines Day


In honor of Valentines Day, I dedicate this poem to my wife Cheryl. Bear in mind that I did not write or create this poem, but ran across it while surfing the other day. Apologies to the original creator Amanda Nangle, but it seemed to sum up my thoughts of what I wanted to say to you far better than most of those corny cards offered in the stores.

For All You Have Done
2000 Amanda Nangle

Stealing my heart was so easy for you.
True love was the fantasy only you could make true.
Love was transparent, like charcoal steam.
You were the one cut out of my dream

You were the one who woke me from sleep.
And stole my heart with a love so deep.
You opened the door to love so intense.
You cared not for the cost or expense.

You grasped me from darkness not a moment too soon,
And displayed a love so pure and perfectly in tune.
The light in your soul was so hard to avoid:
Hate you banished.
Fear you destroyed.

The day I met you the loss of love was quenched.
My soul, once so dry, was instantly drenched.
Please, you must never forget all that was destined for us
the day that we met.

Happy Valentines Day to the woman who completes me,
my wife Cheryl.

Artist Greggy on 02.13.05 @ 11:35 PM EST
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Monday, February 7th

Morotic Idions


Have you ever been in a situation where you were driving and traffic had gotten you all worked up and in a vocal way where you were trying to "let others know what you felt of their drivng" without quite MF'ing them (but only because of the close presence of others) and blurted out something completely ridiculous? As many of you know by a few of my past blog gripes, driving is a pet peeve of mine...or should I say "the lack of" driving skills in my fellow Americans, resident aliens, illegals, immigrants or whatnot, dig? A few days ago while on my way home making the usual daily observations on the incredible lack of driving skills most people exhibit now-a-days, I was dayum near kilt by a driver making a U-turn from a parked position on my right side as I was passing by. As I swerved to avoid certain death, she (the other driver) screamed something about "duck too" at me and signaled with her middle finger that she understood me? I'm like what the???? In my frustration at the complete craziness of it all, I yelled after her.."You "frinkin" Morotic Idion!!!" Of course, what I was trying to yell was "you Idiotic Moron!", but as my tongue sometimes moves much faster than my brain, that's what came out...and after I thought about it and of course laughed my tail off over the silliness of how it all sounded, I thought...hmm, that does fit them to a T. They are Morotic Idion's after all...LOL.

p.s... how do the natives drive in your neck of the woods?
Artist Greggy on 02.07.05 @ 11:14 PM EST
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Saturday, February 5th

Back in da' Day...


Artist Greggy


Ok gang...Following the lead of Cheryl, Lis, Ray, and a few others, here's a few mug shot's of yours truly from back in the day...The little man bout to get his cutz on don't look too chipper, eh? I was scared to death of those neck choppers from back then...LOL. I believe I was somewhere around 2-3 in that shot...The bow-tied up dude was somewhere between 8-9 years old and I believe in the 3rd grade. Don't let that angelic smile deceive you...back then I was a little devil...LOL. Now, I've matured into a bigger devil...just kidding, ok? :o)

Y'all have a gravy weekend!

Artist Greggy on 02.05.05 @ 10:34 AM EST
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Wednesday, February 2nd

Let it Go...


Heres a particularly delightful piece that my sister Tina sent me in an email earlier this week, (thanks sis!) especially for those of you who are feeling as if you are beating your head against the wall and getting nowhere. Actually this whole attitude of "letting it go" could apply to any negative influence in your life that you are clinging to.
Let it go.

LET IT GO FOR 2005... by T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk.

I don't want you to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you.

I mean hang up the phone. When people can walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The Bible said that, "they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For if they had been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us."
(I John 2:19)

People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay...Let them go. And it doesn't mean they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over.

And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead. You've got to know when it's dead.

You've got to know when it's over. Let me tell you something, I've got the gift of good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have, He'll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat, I don't need it. Stop begging people to stay. Let them go!!!

If you are hanging on to something that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to... LET IT GO!!!

If you are hanging on to past hurts and pains...LET IT GO!!!

If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth...LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you...LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding onto some thoughts of evil and revenge...LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction...LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding onto a job that no longer meets your needs or talents...LET IT GO!!!

If you have a bad attitude... LET IT GO!!!

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better...LET IT GO!!!

If you are stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him...LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship...LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves... LET IT GO!!!

If you are feeling stressed and depressed...LET IT GO!!!

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying "take your hands off it," then you need to...LET IT GO!!!

Let the past be the past. Forget the former things. GOD is doing a new thing for 2005!!! LET IT GO!!!

Get right or Get LEFT...think about it, and then... LET IT GO!!!

"The Battle is the Lord's!"



Artist Greggy on 02.02.05 @ 06:21 AM EST
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