Artist Greggy...Musings and Yik-Yak

~Musings & Random Yik-Yak~
Sunday, March 27th

Back to basics

After struggling for what seemed like forever with some sort of "bug", I'm glad to say that I think I finally got this heathen "virus particle" thing under control over least it feels that way to me. Spent most of last week feeling like crap, but this time I let it run it's course instead of trying to act all healthy and full of it. Thats probably what got my butt in trouble before, trying to act all macho like the bug can't hold a brutha Anyways, I did the right thing, I ate well, slept as much as possible, got my Playstation2 thing on, "dranked" much water, did that cough and my fever thing, and basically let it have its way, although I did still go to work everyday. (If any of my work pardners are infested now because of me...sorry, but y'all shouldn't been all up in my face...LOL) But I'm feeling pretty groovy now so I think I'm through with that "thing". Thanks to all who left me a good vibe! Plus I'm off from work on Monday so you know I'm going to act a fool! :o)

Someone sent my wife these neat pictures,
I thought they were pretty cool, yes?

In this one, how many columns are there?

Artist Greggy on 03.27.05 @ 09:40 PM EST


Tuesday, March 22nd

Laughter the best medicine...

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's winners:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stop bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Cashtration (v.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

10. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

11. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

12. Glibido: All talk and no action.

13. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

14. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

15. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

16. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

17. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an @$$ hole!

hehehehe....whew, I needed that!
I know a few folk who match that last one!

Artist Greggy on 03.22.05 @ 08:53 AM EST


Friday, March 18th


About 2 weeks ago I jokingly blogged about being under a full viral particle attack when I came down with a bug or made me feel whacked out for about a week, in fact I blogged about it then. I immediately went into full defensive mode with the ingesting of all vegetables, even the orange and yellow veggies I detest, the drinking of various juices, the eating of raw spinach leaves (yum-yum) other words I launched a nutritional attack of my own against this nefarious germie that was attempting to invade every cell of my body. After a few days, whatever was illin me cleared up and your boy was like new again. I felt as if I could have run the Olmpics for about a week and then go marathoning or something, I was so feeling great. My brothers and my sisters...that feeling of absolute invincibility ended around Wednesday morning. Whatever the heck kind of bug it was that was infesting me a few weeks earlier and that I thought had run out of dodge has returned with a vengeance. And this time it must have brought his boys with him, 'cause once again your homie is illin, this time even worse than before...dayummmmm! I know I got to be careful, this could turn out to be some "new-moan-ya" or something equally evil.

Recognizing that this being sick thing is something I don't want to frink around with and treat lightly, (after all, folk be dying from just getting the flu now-a-days), I have to once more take a "save-my-arse" break so I can focus on getting well....and this time for keeps. I will be accepting any shipments of good vibes until then...Y'all be careful out there, ok? If you do see anyone sneezing, hacking a cough, or even trying to blow a snotty!!!! I'm off to recuperate...again!

Artist Greggy on 03.18.05 @ 08:20 PM EST


Friday, March 11th

Caught between Iraq
and a hard place

Why is it so hard for people to understand that it is futile to even assume that we can force "democracy' on a peoples when we can't even get that ish straight here? I could see if the Iraqi people themselves were marching in the streets in support of democracy or for what we are doing there, but I don't see that, and doubt if I ever will in Iraq. Iraq is Iraq...America is America. You can't force one system of government on another culture and expect good results or expect such an imposition to take hold and grow without the support of the people being "forced" upon, correct? Yet, I am in no way denigrating the actions of our American military personnel over there or even the actions of those who are unfortunately caught up in the madness of what "Iraq" has become since the fall of what was then the government of Iraq. And this is not a tirade against those who support the conflict in Iraq either in principle or in opinion. We are all entitled to our differing opinions, yes? It just pains me to see our troops being killed daily while a very significant portion of the Iraqi people themselves, the ones we are supposedly over there to set free from tyranny never speak out against the suicide bombers and terroristic elements that roam Iraq and other parts of the Middle East now. If they really wanted our brand of freedom that much wouldn't they at least show some sort of support, even if it was covert or out of sight of the ones (the bombers and terrorists) everyone over there are so afraid of? And why the hell do we continue to call them killers "suicide" bombers anyway? Call them for what they are...friggin mass murderers. Sure they end up taking their own life in the process of blowing up, but goodness, what about the multitudes of innocent folk who die in the bomb blast??? Babies, pregnant women, children, young and old, rich or poor...They had nothing to do with the killers wish for martyrdom. Most were murdered over a sick belief that supple virgins awaited them in heaven if they killed as many people as possible when they blew themselves up. I hate even hearing that term being used on the news..."suicide" bombers..yeah, get real. How about cold-blooded mass murderer? Come to think of it...what do you think they would call one of "us" if someone of color did something that stupid over here in America?? You wouldn't think for a second they'd be called a suicide bomber now do you?

*Sorry peeps but I got a bit rattled after watching some garbage on T.V that was supposed to be news....and had to vent a little before I popped a bolt'm cool now...chilln'

Artist Greggy on 03.11.05 @ 06:51 PM EST


Sunday, March 6th

Chillin hard...

Finally was able to get back to basics with my creative flow this weekend...Getting my art groove on does wonders to my outlook on life. As with anyone out there who has a passion, a burning need to do or create something, whether it is singing, playing sports, doing art, cooking...anything that fuels your joy, then I'm sure you can relate to that feeling of satisfaction that all is well once you get your mojo back. As an artist by birth, it is imperative that I am in tune with my artistic impulses as much as possible and whenever I'm not in sync it drags me down in the doldrums. Music is always good therapy for me too, especially when I'm singing and jamming to some serious vibology while I'm doing my art. Of course my daughter Rena always slams her bedroom door shut when I start singing and the wife always turns up the volume of the TV...LOL (that's ok, no shame in my game). I really wish I lived closer to nature (walking distance) so that I could take short walks every now and then to calm the nerbs whenever life gets hectic. Then again, they do find a body every so often in the woods around here. Perhaps I can rethink that one. When I do get a chance to unwind I like to put on some old school flow, not too loud, love-making stuff...maybe fire up my PC so I can do some digital art, maybe grab something to drink and munch on and get my chill on, yanno?...How do you unwind and get your chill on when it gets hectic for you?
Artist Greggy on 03.06.05 @ 07:43 PM EST


Friday, March 4th

Friday trippin...

Happy Friday Amen! I have this funny feeling in my mind this morning that someone, somewhere is already plotting to either frink up my Friday or are actively engaged in discussions with unseen forces trying to make my day a virtual quagmire (got that word from my homie Powerman) of delays, put-offs, and indecisions. Well I got news for the crew...I aint gone have it! LOL! You ever have that one person on your job who seems to have it out for you? I mean they seem to be coniving and moving stealthily in the background searching for something, anything to seize upon so they can exclaim.."AH-HA!..Got you!!" I have a person like that on my job who seems to be intent on making my days "difficult". They get all worked up with a wedgie whenever I leave if they were my boss or had anything to do with me or my work? Once this person called and asked me to stay late to help finish a late project, (call came at 4:53 p.m...I get off at 5:00 p.m. ok?) but due to time constraints on my end and other previous commitments, I declined the request. You would have thought I had attempted to molest the Pope or something, the drama this person tried to start over that one issue...Silly things like that...

But like I articulated in the preceding paragraph, your boy aint going to have it like that today. Happy Friday is my motto for today. If you aint down with it, then you aint part of it. Step aside then, I got a good day to go be a part of, amen? Nobody, and I mean nobody is going to put a frink in my day today. Like the Prez told them "insurgents" over there in Iraq..."bring it on!!!"...LOL Seriously folks, have a great day today and this weekend, cool? I'm feeling extremely creative, I may just bust a new flow on this joint this weekend if all goes well. Take care of yourselves and each other!
Artist Greggy on 03.04.05 @ 07:33 AM EST


Tuesday, March 1st

Idling on empty...
but feeling great!

I woke up this morning feeling great, almost as if I was on the verge of some great news or was anticipating something very good...I can tell today is going to be a marvelous day! For whatever is in store for me today, your boy got it covered, cool? Seriously, this morning I feel like a I just got steam-cleaned overnight and am ready for a new day like never before!

On a sidenote, it's always amazing to me how the people in our lives, our co-workers, our friends, our spouses or significant others, with one sentence or one conversation about one thing are able to suddenly allow us to see something or understand something that we've been seeing all along in another issue but refusing to let sink in. Like the proverbial brick upside the head...LOL. Recently during a convo about "life issues" (job, family, friends, stuff) with a friend, when asked a direct question about their own priorities in life they sarcastically uttered something to me that loosely translated as: "Life is what you make it bud. It's all up to you and what you want to do" While that by itself may sound cold and impersonal, for some reason it stuck in my mind. Life is indeed what you make of it. Even though thats an obvious no-brainer, somehow I had lost track of that concept and had unknowingly allowed other people, both on my job and in my personal life, start dictating my happiness or unhappiness level, and I wasn't even aware of it. I don't even know how to explain this further except to say to the person I was having the convo with.."Thanks for saying something so pathetically true and obvious for me all along!" and I couldn't see it if it fell on me! You made me realize that I do need to refine my own priorities and make life what I want it to be instead of waiting for life to be something I hoped for...My friends, take care of you and your loved ones!
Artist Greggy on 03.01.05 @ 11:17 PM EST


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