Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Yo! Mikeman, Where you Been?

SO SORRY I've been gone from the bloggig world for the whole holidays.

You see I have mi primos from TX over & so i have to spend all my time with them...theyre 8 & 14 yo. So my days beside working have been filled with family time filled with video games, board games (SCATTORGIES & UNO baby), movies, bowling, etc.

My CHRISTMAS was great! Nice & Simple!
[I got me some smell goods, some kicks, jeans, scarfs, a stereo & money to get more]

Now on to New Year's.... I sadly work on that dat 1 - 8pm & New Years Eve will be spent @ home with fam (what a drag!)
So it looks looks like I wont be partying the day away but the night is a whole 'nother story! But we still got the weekend!
But thats whats been up with my life.

So Merry belated Christmas & a Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Paperazzi & Black People DON'T MIX

So we all know black ppl & paperazzi DON'T mixxx well at all...to say the least
case & point: Kanye West
But just in case you missed it (living under a rock or sum'n)
here's the him fighting back w/ his bodygaurd in red!

Go Kanye!

[This lil stunt resulted in him being fined $10,000 in damages & charges of felony vandelism by the state of Cali.]

but hey I have no remorse for paperazzi
They as well as anyone else knows they damn well deserved it. Taking pictures/invading privacy to get the worse pic of celebs for cash is a shame. So what's a damaged camera or a few celebs fighting back compared to the thousands they make off of a shot of Brangelina's baby?!??!?!

Anyways the Brazillian paperazzi done got my girl Kelis now!
& she went Kanye on 'em

The point is Nas gave the warning shot & they should of backed off
but nah & too bad for them
Kelis is a boss b*tch & handled it

The moral of the blog
its bad for you

yet sadly white folk can
made a music video of paperazzi & it be a hit!

Miley Cyrus - Fly On The Wall

i dig this song haha

paperazzi punchin',

Ready for the Weekends...


They're my new pop UK sensation!
Boy, do I fancy them!
The Saturdays [Frankie, Rochelle, Una, Vanessa & Mollie]
A 5 piece Pop, Electropop, Dance-pop girl group hailing from the UK & taking the British airways by storm! And it just so happened that they caught me by storm too... They're my new musical fixation satisfying my addiction for UK music
(cuz as we all know im a sucka for UK music...just in case ya didnt know). They're cute, have great voices, a typical great color coordinated girl group style.

Plus, their debut album.... I WANT!
The Saturdays Chasing Lights

The GIRLS are all very charming. Una is from Ireland is one of the 2 lead vocalist with an amazing voice and these amazing blue eyes w/ her red/brunette hair...its a good look. Frankie has the short hair and was previously in S Club 8 as a child. Dont really have much a feel for this girl but it wouldnt be the same without her. Mollie the blonde had competted in X-Factor as a fan favourite and was previously in a girl group by the name of Fallen Angelz brings a sweet innocent appeal & sound to the group. Now Vanessa is mixxxed: Philippino & English known by the group as their "Christina Aguilera" cuz the girl got her some pipes! My second fav of the group & Lastly, my fav, my sexy English chocolate, Rochelle. Obviously of English & either Caribbean or African descent was also previously in S Club 8 as a child and just brings the statuous model look & voice to the group.

Their SONGS are awesone! Their 1st single "If This Is Love" showcased a bit of all the girls voices & a pretty neat dance beat that makes that noggin'-a-boppin'. The video was crazy colorful and had thier signature "album cover pose" on it as they flaunt & strut all throughtout the video///Their 2nd single "Up" is my shit! The girl can really sing!!!! and the video is genious & so colorful...U just have to see it to believe me///3rd single "Issues" is surprisingly deeper than you'd expect from a pop group and is still a great song about a relationship

The Saturdays - Up

This was The Saturdays
Hope you'll enjoyed them as much as I do.

So ready for The Saturdays,

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Rain" Playlist

Well its been raining here in Arizona (the DESERT) non-stop! The gloom, the overcast, the grey clouds, the wetness, the melancholiness is really quite depressing (if you let emotions run your life) & Basically the whole weather thing had me bored out of my mind So...

Due to the excessive amount of
rain we've been getting here in AZ via Cali.
I've decided to countdown my top
5 RAIN songs.
[all songs either talk about the rain figuratively thru metaphors & similes for sex, love or life or the beat is a either a heavy downpour or a light drizzle]

5. Jamie Foxx - Storm (Forcass)
4. SWV - Rain
3. Nina Sky - Surely Missed
2. Mary J Blige feat. Ja Rule - Rainy Days
1. Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Da Caribbean Connection

My girl, RIHANNA, the super famous megastar [singer & model] from Barbados really brought tha flava of tha islands to the US in 2005 with her hit "Pon De Replay" and ever since then has been cranking them hits. But she wasn't always a superstar it was a slow & steady rise to superstardom but with the help of Jay-Z & lyrics from The Dream the smash hit "UMBRELLA" made her a bonafide star! & the rest is history!

[But back to her being from the Caribbean]
Reggae/Dancehall and any other artists coming from the West Indies all have a hard time making it in the US. And the music industry there in the Caribbean isnt all that booming and expanding as it is here in the US. For example [they may use the same "riddims" or beats for 3 different song by 3 different & your smash hit is basically it for you-end of career/cant beat songs success]. So when anyone out the Caribbean makes it big in the US you sho' as hell give back! & RihRih has definetly done that on her first 2 albums...giving a helping hand to her fellow artist by putting them on her albums (& on the map for success) by just showcasing the talent the Caribbean has to offer.

So here's a lil bit of what the Caribbean Connection or West Indian Hook Up had done...

From Rihanna's song "Rush" from her first album Music of The Sun she featured KARDINAL OFFISHALL
Kardinal Offishall is from Ontario, Canada of Jamaican descent. He mixes a reggae & dancehall style of hip-hop and has dropped 4 albums so far. He also, has been one of the biggest hip-hop rapper on the Canadian & International rap scene.
Song: Dangerous feat AKON

Album NOT 4 SALE in stores NOW

An unreleased song from Music of The Sun called "the Hotness" featured SHONTELLE
Also from Barbados, Shontelle the singer/songwriter/rapper was originally in school to be a lawyer but followed her heart and went to became a singer. She wrote the hit "Roll It Gal" for dancehall artist, Allison Hinds but was remastered and sold to J-Status which featured Shontelle & Rihanna in their song "Roll It". ***hot song by the way*** Anyways word is she's said to be like the new Rihanna...
Song: "T-Shirt"


Lastly, she has done any work with Rihanna but I believe has shown the light for her to be discoved by Akom as Kardinal Offishall has...is TAMI CHYNN
My fav of the three and fav artist [next to Rihanna] from the Caribbean is the Jamaican born, Tami Chynn. She's a singer/dancer/songerwriter and mixxed like a mutt [Afro-Jamaican/British/Chinese] and has be grindin' hard to make it big for a few years now. She's dropped an Out Of Many...One wit a song hot like fiya "Hyperventilating" back in '06. Now she is signed to Konvict Record and with her first single "Frozen"! Be on the lookout fi dis one! I sho will be!

Album PRIMA DONNA out in 2009

staying true to di roots,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Danity Kane: Where they at?

So hopefully were all up to date on my lovelys...but incase were NOT!
Dumbass & etc DIDDY fired Aubrey & D. Woods of Danity Kane! leaving Shannon, Drea & Dawn left in the group...despite the rumors of Shannon leaving.

Now that were up today..this is how the members [in and out of the group stand]

Shannon, Dawn & Aundrea have been spotted hosting parties and doing a couple shows since the departure of "Ebony & Ivory" and are/were reported to of been recording for their 3rd studio album set to release in 2009 [no actual release date].

No word on D. Woods

Miss O'Day is another story. Rumors of her and 50 CENT has spawned, she's vactioned with Russel Simmons topless on yatch somewhere adn to top it off she photgraphed NUDE for PLAYBOY!

Despite all of Aubrey's ways....that 3rd DK album is said to have all 5 girls on it,
YES! All 5 [Shannon, Drea, Dawn, Auberella & D. Woods] are supposed to be on the album.

so ill keep up all posted on any & all DK news

5x the happy,

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Talk About "USING" Men...

[First off, KNOW that im a sucka for UK MUSIC.
I mean no one but GLO really know how glued I am to the UK music scene.]

Anyways one of my favorite girl groups/pop acts/artists the SUGABABES...so took using men to the extreme!

So let me introduce from their controversially titled 7th studio album Catfights and Spotlights

Sugababes - "No Can Do"
(watch & learn ppl)

NOW... do you see how they (The SUGABABES: Keisha, Amelle & Heidi) literally used men. Like im all for creativity and originality in videos but as a man... Oh man! I'm like how could you use my species like that girls haha
but its all good in the name of a music video!

Used & Abused (in a good way),

Friday, December 5, 2008

BEYONCE I Am... Sasha Fierce

I AM SASHA FIERCE Pictures, Images and Photos

Beyonce's "I Am...Sasha Fierce" is ONE amazing album!
[IF u haven't gotten this album, COP IT!]
Bey surely will be going down in history for bearing her soul and for not being so humble and showing the world why she's a diva on this album. I mean she definetly took it even further on this album on exposing her true self and officially introducing her stage persona, Sasha Fiece in a (real) double disc album. The "I AM..." side is more personal, heartfelt, filled with the ballads & slow songs and in a truly vulnerable state that truly reaches out as she sings her heard out and is felt from song 1 to 8 (on the deluxe edition haha). While the "Sasha Fierce" side is more of what ppl expect of her the smash hits, the banging beats, uptempo, jockable lyrics & dances, etc. This side is the one most ppl appeal to considering this is the Beyonce most are used to. But knowing Bey she defineltly UP'd her game my introducing us to Sasha Fierce (her alter ego) full of attitude, looking right from hair to heels and that sick titanium glove [the sickness!]. Despite "Sasha Fierce" being the more...who do i say "liked, accepted by the masses...if you will disc" "I AM..." is my favorite side of this double disc album and ill explain why in a quick track review....

I AM...


IF I WERE A BOY at first before i heard if had me thinking i hope this isnt no Ciara "like a boy" stuff cuz i expect better from BEY. Glad it wasnt and it delieved and enough so to take a look at yourself as a man avoid those mistakes in the lyrics. HALO so strong, powerful, celestrial, heavanly and meaningful. This happens to be my favorite song on the album! its just to beautiful! like i was blown away by how beautifully the song was sung. Goosebumps ppl thats how amazing it is. AVE MARIA is a song for the lost, very old sounding. perfect especially when she calls out Ave Maria. SMASH INTO YOU is my other fav & def how i want my love. This song is like at least to me freeing and hopeful. THAT'S WHY YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL is acoustic, acoustic ppl that takes skill cuz all the focus is on you carrying the song & she does full of emotion --- SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT) sure had me going like gahh! [BEY's bt DREAMGIRL incase ya didnt know] the video is simplictic black & white and 2 backup dancers shaking it. But man was it hot and immitated all throughout Youtube haha. The is true and should have men taking real notice of women. If you dont know by now u will get left then. RADIO delivered its my jam cuz i feel the same way :) DIVA damn right she is and is about time she stood up to the name. This song is the female version of A MILLI and is straigt hotness. SWEET DREAMS would still have to be 2 favorite. It leak over the summer and was remastered for the album but man this is still and will forever be on of my favorite songs ever! EGO was truly scared of the song before i heard it cuz she doesnt have one but nevermind she desevres hers and all that is hers. Check the song for confrimation.

that concludes my music review of "I AM...SASHA FIERCE"
I CANT RATE this album cuz im infatuated with the artist clouding my judgement but im telling you its great and you wont be disappointed. She's to good to be disappointed by this 2008 double disc bringing you the heart & soul and Sasha Fierce of Miss Beyonce Knowles

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I was on the News

So I get off of work today and I'm picked up by my cousin Ody, brother Jr and his friend Kevin. Well on the way home we see lights far off in the distance & the closer we get to home, the closer we get to the lights and start to realize that its this huge Christmas light display.

So we decide to go check it out and man was it well worth it. We drove thru the front of this house located on 63th & Baseline in Laveen, AZ and Im telling u CHRISTMAS LIGHTS GALORE! on the ground, walls, roof top, fence and everywhere else. They had lights flickering and standard in greens, reds, blues, whites, rainbow just so much color! Also Cartoon characters out the wazoo - Tom & Jerry, Mickey Mouse & friends, Lil Mermaid, The Jetsons, Shrek, Monsters Inc., Smurfs, Winnie the Pooh & friends, The Simpons, etc [Whatever U can think of im sure they had it]

IT truly was a sight to see. But anyways so as we view the house and pull up to the front of this man's house Yetta Gibson from the FOX 10 was there & Interviewed us. She was so cool, I mean incase you dont know she;s really pretty and shes black and just real cool...completly not what u expect from a news reporter. What made her super cool was the fact that she said she came to us because she
just wanted to hear some Lil Wayne
cuz at the time "Mrs. Officier" was playing on the radio during the interview looking like some ghettoass black folk haha

So after the interview we left and thought "OMG were finna be on the news.... what time tho?" So we go back to the house and considering everyone was like scared to talk to the news reporter thinking she'd be a "_____ dependin on how u dress her" I went and asked her "if we were gonna be on the news" and what time then just started talking for about 15 mins before the rest of the fam came to talk to her. And lemme tell ya Yetta is real cool ppls!

Anyways no video but heres the URL so see mee

Mike on the News: Cartoon House in the Southwest Valley

I texted everyone about me being on the news and for them to watch FOX Channel 10 between 9:30 & 9:45 to see me on the news... sadly they edited what i said out and u just got me Cheezin'!

famous & starstruck,
Mikeman... (no autographs plz haha)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day '08

aka Dia de Los Gorditos cuz man I EAT!

*anyways this is what i ate*
in photographic detail

[veggies, candied yams, cranberry sauce & utensils haha, salad, egg salad, TURKEY & gravy, arroz con gandules, stuffing, crab cakes & tostones]

MIA in the picture:
[2 pumpkin, sweet potatoe, caramel silk supreme & banana creme]
Honey Roasted Ham
Platino Fritos
...i think thats it

Thanksgiving was BOMB! Were CUBAN so if u dont know what some of that was its all good...U just got cultured then. But i mean ate so much [fat boys unite haha] and like always after your done with your plate (regardless if you finished it or not) hrs later we grazed on thanksgiving until we were able to eat another plate haha

Then we played SCATTORGORIES [best game ever!] and had a party round 7 till 12 cuz thats HOW WE DO!,

Anyways it was a great day good quality family time, everyone was there [expect for my cousin Anthony in the Army but we wished him a plate] & we had a great time



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hole in the Wall...literally

(Let's just cut to the chase.)
Who: Luis (a friend) & I
What: put a HOLE in the wall
When: Tuesday, 11/24/2008
Where: @ home
How: wrestling...for no reason.
See I had lifted him from the ground (he weights about 160lbs) and drove him into the wall like nothing. My bro Jr was there and started yelling "O My God! O My God!" I was like "WHAT?" Then I dropped Luis and realized that I had piledrived his a** in to the wall creating a HUGE HOLE in the WALL.
See I'm not kidding when I say HUGE HOLE.

[& the culprit, LUIS]

So I had vaccumed the dry wall up and called my mom to let her know. She took it ok cuz we have the mentality "you cant cry over spilled milk" but was mad it happening so close to Thanksgiving. So to get it fixed I had gone over to my neighbor's to see if her husband can fix it? [after I explained the situation to her] Basically she got there and laughed. Hysterically! I felt horribe cuz this is not a laughing matter. This was serious even tho how it happened wasnt. I mean my dad was gonna kill me when he hears this. [Good thing he didnt because my mom talked to him beforehand so i wasnt as brutal]

Anyways her husband was came over later that night and said he'd be able to fix it and on Wednesday he did.

Whole gone...like NEW

Shoulda listened to that old saying


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Manny is BACK!

Yo! on the real, Manny is like the coolest!
[But lemme get U up to speed on this dude.]

After years of treating out dirt in our garden
(cuz everyone know AZ dirt is hard & dry as hell)
we planted some roses (red & pink).
They grew up to be the biggest & baddest flowers in any garden on the BLOCK! & With that kinda rep its sure to attract visitors like bees (damn b*tches), wasps (Err), butterfly aka Mariah Careys (haha) & hummingbirds. But I'd have to say our most frequent and most liked visitor is...Manny the Praying Mantis

He came to out house 1 yr and comes & goes as he pleases and is fly as hell! I mean who else can say they have a Praying Mantis as an occasional pet!
This dude is like an alien form outta space.

Manny's the SH!T

Thanksgiving *Sneek Peek*


Now Imma need you to nevermind the ice, the tubberware, the greens, the ice cream, seafood and meatballs in my freezer!
-I'd like to redirect you to the lower lefthand corner of my freezer and feast your eyes on the 22 lbs TURKEY!

YES folks, Thanksgiving is on its way
& we will be ready && prepared come thursday

[stay posted for the real THANKSGIVING blog]

Friday, November 21, 2008

Total Request Denied

TRL is no longer folks
(in case you missed it!)

NOW normally any other show going off air I'd be like "whatever who cares?" but this is TRL! & I can honestly say I watched that show and was/am sad to see it go. I mean not to sound all POP but I've watched that show from the very beginning.

[OK now im revealing myself I really do like POP MUSIC
not all of it but the good stuff. And to reveal a lil more of myself
I was a NSYNC fan/ forget BACKSTREET BOYS.]

But I mean I watched that show back in the day religiously....like afterschool, it 3, TRL is ON & I've watched it make so many artists career
Britney & Christina
NSYNC & Backstreet Boys
[the pop craze...screaming fans included]
J.LO & the latin invasion
Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Avril Lavigne
[with the pop punk/pop rock phase]
Destiny's Child, 3LW, Aaliyah
[r&b artists]
Nelly, Luda & LL
[other rappers too]
& so many other artist

I mean I remember back one summer when I was in Florida one summer and I can remember watching Christina Aguilera's Genie In A Bottle music video as vivid as day!

Im just in shock that something with so many stars, artists, actors, actresses, differnet host, athletes and so many great memories is just OVER! Sorry I sound so teenybopper but yeah its a childhood memory K ppl...I can grieve.
I mean I still remember all the lyrics to just about all these songs for goodness sakes!

Anyways I'm done, MTV cut me deep, MTV is on crack idk what they gonna do without TRL


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Listen to WARNINGS!

Last friday, I went to the La Joya Football Game because the made the playoffs, sadly they lost but it still was a good game.

Anyways well while I was there I ordered a hot chocolate. Makes sense right!

Cold Night + Hot Chocolate = Good

So I order the hot chocolate and the first thing the lady says is "now just to let you know it is HOT!" I'm like "well yeah it, like come it its 'hot cocoa.'" She tops it marshmallows & whipped cream, I paid the $1, got a starw and bounced.

Now not even a 15 seconds after I got the hot chocolate I take a sip, BURN my tounge and spit out the drink!
-I could do nothing then but laugh at my dumb ass for drinking something HOT knowing full well I'd be burnt and knowing I'd been well WARNED it was hot.

Anyways the hot chocolate was good. One of the best I had. Thanks Laurissa for the recommendation.

Burnt tounge,

OMG I Ate Flounder

Yes, you heard me I ate flounder...the fish. My mom prepared it for dinner and I was like yay new fish. Then she told me it was flounder...you know Flounder from the Little Mermaid! & I freaked out! I can't eat Flounder!

As sad as it was he was still good.
Tho not my favorite fish to eat.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Donor 4 Life

united blood services Pictures, Images and Photos
So Saturday, I donated blood for the second time! And saved a few lives with the United Blood Service.
[3 to be exact!]

& Well quite honestly I did it cuz... well they've been harassing me to give blood for about a month now (calling me every weekend) So I finally gave in and made an appointment (11/8). Plus its a worthy cause ya know wspecially since 1 out of 20 ppl who can give blood give blood. Sad huh?

Anyways I get there and just like last time they grill u with a bajillion questions like do u take any of these drugs/medicines, have had or received sex from a prostitute, sex with another male, been to any country, do u have any certain diseases, etc. I reply NO to all except for the traveling outside the country (Europe Trip 08)

Anyways after the lil "questionaire" they take me to the area where they take your blood. Now usually when they take your blood they search for a vien to insert the thing that takes your blood then tell u to look away. DUMB Me looked at the insertion and it HURT!

So stupid of me...its like looking down when regardless if your scared of heights. I'm not afraid of needles but what the hell sense it make to look at them put the needle in me and draw the first blood?

Anyways all went well. I donated my O+ blood, got wrapped up, waited the 15 mins to make sure there's no adverse affects, ate & drank to get my blood sugar back in order & bounced.

Oh yea I brought a friend! So "we" donated blood.

Life saving,

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Dear President,

I'd first like to say thank you, as an African-American & for America in being out presindent of the United States. I appreciate all you've done and will be doing for us. You give me and all minorities (especially blacks) hope & most importantly NO EXCUSE to live out our dreams and know that nothing can stop us. You are an inspiration to us all and CHANGE definetly has come! Just know you have my support and mean way more than you think.

Barack Obama you are our hero
& mean more than words can express....to millions. My grandma even loves you and she can't even say your name. She calls you Morocco Bambo.

Heart to heart, I wish you the best!

God bless,
Michael A Bowens

Thursday, November 6, 2008

19th B'Day

So at first I thought my Bday was gonna suck cuz I had to got to school today (unlike in high school where you had the option of it) & I worked. So I gave up on having a good Bday!

But I dont give up that easily. I was giddy all day despite the circumstances. I was fresh to def & in good spirits...virtually unbreakable! like I was in a rare perfect form of pure bliss/Anyway tho it was my Birthday the downside of it as stated before was school, work & the walk home, and bus ride home. MAJOR BUMMER!

So for dinner my parents decided to take me to Joe's Crab Shack (cuz i love seafood) and man did my day shape up from there....We went thru the normal dinner prodecures:
-ordered drinks
-ordered appitizer (Calamari cuz it twas my birthday)
-figuring out to order
-order meal
of coarse we talked to and had a great time cuz thats just how we roll [my mom, bro & I] Going to a new restaurant was fun too. Oh and the waiter had the most hilarious shirts like...
"My Waiter Gave Me CRABS"
& things to that effect

The dinner was awesome I had crab legs, 3 different skrimps haha & rice. It was bomb! but as all birthdays go they always slip in to the waiter/waitress its your birthday! & my mom definetly did!

&& man did they get me.
They sang me HAPPY BIRTHDAY and everything they were to say "YOU" I was to say "MY CRABS ARE ON FIRE!" The most hilarious thing ever. Im turing 19 and infront of the whole restaurant i have to say my crabs are on fire....it was just to funny & at the end of the song I had to finish it off with BIG OLE YELL of "My Crabs are on FIRE!"
Oh yeah! while this was happening i was holding a crab
[thanks God it wasnt live], a firefighter hat and a bib!

[Let's Get CRACKIN']

One memorable BDAY

19 yo

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Toothbrush Care

Toothbrush Pictures, Images and Photos
We use our toothbrushes to clean out teeth
but do we care for our toothbrushes which in return care for us?

Here's a few tip in keeping you and your toothbrush clean & healthy
1)Change you toothbrush every 3 - 4 months not every 6 months like most do because toothbrushed DO get worn out and then wont really be cleaning if so.
2)After about a month of using a new toothbrush or when the usage of the toothbrush is noticeable...Place your toothbrush in the mircrowave for 10 seconds. This kills the dead germs it accumulates from being in standby [view picture haha] ya get me
3)Lastly if you sick once you're done being sick get a new toothbrush or else your just using those same old germs, bacteria and viruses in your mouth again...which got you sick in the first place...HELLO!

THANK you!
& you're WELCOME,

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

So today, NOV 4th, 2008 AD,
(2 day before my birthday) I got to experience voting for the FIRST TIME EVER on the most momentous presidential election EVER!

So here's how it went.

I woke up @ 6 got ready and was at my voting location [Western Valley Middle School] by 6:30. Now dumb me left without thinking it would be cold...cuz I thought if I get there early no one will be there and ill just be in & out right quick!
-U know vote for Obama, some propositions & iish and be out!

But nah! How very wrong I was. I get there and there's a line and I'm waiting in line in the clothes I slept in; a white tee, sweats and flip flops...FREEZING MY ASS OFF! I mean I literally was asleep trynna do my duty as an American and vote and stay WARM by all means necessary. I mean for u to visualize how cold I was my nipples were so cold I could cut glass...ya feel me here! It was cold in AZ

Anyways so I waited in like for like 45 mins. Then got in the building, the poll workers got mu number and I signed, got a ballot & voted!

I left the voting booth @ 7:30 after arriving at 6:30. So I spent an hour waiting and voting. I say an hour well spent!

The whole experience was thrilling and chilling. I'm just glad i have the right to vote and exercised it!

& that was my experience in Baraking the Vote!

First time voter,

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another Dollhouse Dropout?

Rumor has is SHANNON BEX of Danity Kane quit the group, according to Z100 radio station, Perez Hilton and many other blog sites. Making her the third group member out of the the group!
[You're killing me Danity Kane]

Supposedly she, the quiet one, the married one, aka the other blonde, one of my favorite members of the group got "tired of the drama, catfights and Diddy” and called it quits. Plus after being completly shocked by D & Aubrey being fired from the group she, nor anyone knows where the group stands. So I'm guessing she just couldn't take it anymore. No official statement has been released but still its smart to say she bounced leaving Aundrea & Dawn holding down DK or is on hiatus...pending if you will.

I just don't get this group & Diddy anymore. I mean from a quintet like all great pop girl groups [Spice Girls, Girls Aloud, Pussycat Dolls] to just 3 or 2 members... U just gotta be kidding me. I just hope the rumors arent true and she's still in the group! They need her. They need every member they can actually cuz they all give it theyre all. Especially with Shannon who has an impressive track record before the group and to finally make it after preforming for years in from high school, the Portland Trailblazers and a TV competition FAME...Lil Miss Shannon better keep with her dream and not let Audrey & D. Woods' departure detrail herself from that.

Hopefully on Making The Band 2009 they can reconcile cuz they killing me...

And I wish I could...

Press pause on life
Since there's no way to rewind
Really wish we had more time
Fast forward through hard time
Press pause on life
Really wanna feel like you're all mine
Everything is fine when you're here

Monday, October 27, 2008

BEER on shoe!

Yeah, it's just as it sounds.
I was working sunday (pushing carts @ Safeway) and some guy entering his vehicle hands me his cart and as he's emptying empty bottles & can on the ground. Now somehow during the exchange he miraculously spilled BEER on my SHOE!

BEST believe I was like:
-Oh Hell nah
-how random
-why me?
-on the verge of telling him off
but i kept it professional and took the cart and went on about my day.... only after going to the bathroom for repairs (wipping them down with soap & water

Plus, isnt drinking and driving BAD?!?!!

in total disbelief,

Sunday, October 26, 2008

a Persimmon...WTF?!?

My sentiments exactly!

Now I've had, tried and tasted many different foods in my life.
-calamari (squid)
-clams & mussels
-escargots (snail)
-frog legs
-goat (meat & cheese)
-mangoes, guava & papaya
-ox tails
[Some ethnic, some experimental]
and I'm sure they'll be more to come.

but a come on... a persimmon.
First time I saw it I thought it was a some weirdo mexican tomato my grandma brought from someone (which she's notorious for - bringing random fruits from neighbors).
Anyways, in a real qucik definition
a persimmon is an asian fruit (technically or scientifically a berry) yellow orange to red orange in color, now grown all over the world, ranging from .5 to 4 inches in size and coming in many different shapes (from berry shaped to peach shapped). And well they say they are sweet and have the apple-like crunch. Also fruit is just basically a fruit used by asians for asians and whatever they use it for haha.... idk

This is my persimmon

My persimmon is a "Fuyu" Persimmon. And it tasted....
faintly sweet but just odd...
[asian perhaps lol jk]

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"NO Home O..."

The funniest thing a mom could say!

Well we were dropping off my cousin and looking at the Halloween decorations already set up in her neighborhood. And our mom says "they lucky they can do that. Its probably because they have no NO Home O."

Yo my brother and I's first reaction to that was we started cracking up hysterically from shock of what she just said and just the funniness of what she just said (as our mom). Like our mom just said "No Homo"

We told her Mom u just said "No Homo" and she laughed and said I meant to say Home Owner's Association but cut myself off mid sentence... LOL

And my brother, Jr and I heard "No Home O"... like "No Homo" So we were like it all makes sense now! Haha but how funny was that...a simple misunderstanding :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Myspace TABOO!?!

So we all know internet dating is BAD
[which means that applies to Myspace & Facebook hook ups]

Antyways... well bout a year ago there was this girl I was talking on Myspace (I know, I know this already sounds bad) and we were talking nothing serious "just talking" and well today just randomly walking throughout the campus today I ran into her!

Crazy huh? We did not plan this or anything. Swear. We just happened to meet up with each other like this. So we were talking for about 5 mins then went our different ways and that was that...

Nothing more. Nothing less.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

1st day on the JOB

So yesterday was like 4 hrs of online training aka bor-ring! Procedures, protocals etc... So boring that I'm not even gonna get into details. Just know I learned the store's history and stuff. Then thursday I did more online training and learned actual training for the job like bagging, pushing karts, greeting customers, pricechecks.

So after an hr of online training. They threw me out to the fishes - no official training. It was a whirlwind of work consisting of...
1) pushing carts and learning the secret to pushing them is to pick up, direction & push! Oh and I'm telling ya pushing carts aint no joke. Imma have some guns after pushing all those carts :)
2) bagging & there's a technique to bagging too. I CAN'T tell u what it tho...that's company policy.
3) pricechecking which I didn't know to do hehe :)
4) sweeping all the aisle up & down.
5) helping customers find products & offering to show where things are or to taking their groceries to their cars.

So I was doing this throught my work schedule going around frantically doing this, doing that. I felt like a ______ (if u catch my drift massa) haha and it just an eventful first day of work!
I worked 4 - 8 and it was wasn't tiring untill I got home and my feets (yes feets not foot) were sore.

& that concludes my first day as a courtesy clerk @ Safeway

Gangstas can vote too!

So I was at school today and went to the bathroom something not really memorable as we live out our days. [Unless someone was doing it in there of coarse haha]

But today something about today's trip to the bathroom made it worth remembering!

See the guys bathromm is comprised of a 2:1 urinals to stall (toilet) ratio, then the sink, soap, mirror, papertowel and trash. Normally found messy and/or trashy with a gauranteed broken/damaged bathroom lock, door or soap dispenser...& not to mention the pee or floaters in the toilets... keep in mind were guys So after that I believe all that's left is the decor aka the tagging & graffiti!

I'm not saying the bathroom is decked in it...but it does have it (phone #'s, crews, gangs, sides, etc) but this graffiti on the bathroom door really got me... IT READ Photobucket
Funny huh? Political Graffiti! Kinda makes u rep Obama even more knowing gangstas, crew members or plain ole taggers are political too!
[Yet, saddened at the fact that they have to express their ideas on a college level thru the means of graffiti haha]

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

An EVICTION in the Dollhouse

"tell me if your up for the challenge
cuz my heart is..."

[Danity Kane]
Well as tragic and gut wrenchening and sad as it is - DK is now 3K. At the season final of MTB4, Diddy expressed he didn't want Aubrey in the group anymore pretty harshly (well talk more about this later) and then asked D. Woods how she was feelin? She wasn't feeling the group just as the rest of the were too and because of that was kicked out of the group too... Shannon tried defending them to keep them in the group but was asked if she wanted to quit too and then stayed silent. Diddy asked the same to Aundrea. Aundrea did too in say emphasizing "Danity Kane is all here" (all 5 member & its not DK without us all). While Dawn was in shock. D & Aubrella gave their hugs and kisses, parting words and bounced. Which then left 3 [Shan, Dawn & Drea]...to fix it, continue on in the group as 3 or disband.

Now... now that Danity Kane is a threesome with Dawn, Aundrea & Shannon it totally throws off the dynamic of the group. It just doesn't look, feel or will be the same without Aubrey + D. Woods.

Now on their evictions:
-Aubrey's to me is completly understandable and justifiable. She back talks Diddy (her boss), is slick at the mouth as it is, is the most contreversial member of their group because of how she's seen in the media [nightclubs, award shows, rumors and relationships] and her sexy personality + image and the facts she needs to express herself and keep it real 100% of the time. All these factors add into why he kicked her out of Danity Kane. And as much as imma miss the sexy lil blonde it was a good call. I just hope she can change he act to become re-instated into the group.

-D. Woods' eviction was so uncalled for. Yeah she wasn't feeling the group's whole situation (but no one was) and it wasn't enough of a reason to kick her out. She simply caught the tail wind of Diddy's firing rampage. Which is tragic cuz she's one of my favorite members and there really is nothing wrong with her. Nothing at all I could say bad about her as I could for Aubrey. She brings swagga to the group and the whole black appeal!

Well, it was and still is difficult for me to see one of my favorite girl groups go down like this. And I'm just gonna have to hope for a miracle that Danity Kane gets back together. I can't bear to just see Aundrea, Dawn and Shannon reping for DK without D. Woods & Aubrey! I'm still deeply wounded from the event...hope I get better.

cuz I'm D-A-M-A-G-E-D,

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Stop the "Paperplane" REMIXs

Now M.I.A. has been one of my favorite rappers even before the hype of Pineapple Express. And as happy I am for her success I'm not cuz now she's all mainstream and everyone now is all "OMG! I love Paperplanes. It's my song!" or how its now on everyones myspace & etc

I feel like she was my lil underground Sri Lankan UK rapper. NOT yours! She's my rap/hip-hop/dancehall/electro/african/club genre'd artist...not for the public. & Her style is ridiculous from blue wigs to some diamond shades [that if i was anyone where theyd get jack] and everything in between. She's just a real unique artist and I mean I get her & her songs & what she's about and love her for it because she's unbelieveably political and most ppl don't even notice......Yet cuz "Paperplane"s had a couple gun shots ppl love it?!!

Oh! & now its not even ppl loving...rapper are all on her jock!
&& there are like SO MANY remixes of "Paperplanes" its not even funny....
Artists like 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Bun B, Rich Boy, T.I. & (others im sure of)

Its just aggrevates me how they all hoped on the M.I.A. bandwagon when I've been there for her from the very start.
I even bout both of her albums Arular & Kala
M.I.A. Pictures, Images and Photos KALA Pictures, Images and Photos

But it is what it is

just know
& No one on the corner has swagga like us,

Drama in the Dollhouse

As I sit back and blog my current events listening to Danity Kane

it only makes me think of MTB4 (Making the Band 4)'s last episode...

I friggin' love DANITY KANE in every possible way & beyond words can express (I sound so teenybopper but hey I really do love 'em)
I mean u may not like Diddy or Bad Boy at that but you gotta respect his grind and to see Danity Kane
[AUBREY, SHANNON, ANDREA, D. WOODS & DAWN] split/break up after all their success and talent is CRAZY TALK! My heart was going thru pain when Diddy said
"I dont want you in the group any more."

You can't have a DK missing a member
[this aint DC (Destiny's Child)]

They all are beautiful talented singers and dancer making for a great musical group. & I should know I saw the series and watched them become DK and was so happy and proud of them and to see 1 of Diddy MTB make it - is a miracle! But I mean...
-Dawn, the lil creole black girl from Lousiana provides the lead vocals & her songwritting skills to their success, almost a future Beyonce [not voice-wise]
-Shan, the married one just rounds the group out for & has some of the most underrated lines in the group. My fav in the group
-Drea the only latina from Cali brings in the pipes to KO a crowd
-D provides the incredible swagga
-Aubrella, the controversy, the sexy is what she brings to the group with she backs up with a really good voice (as one of the white girl - no offense)
THERE's more I could say but its just the fact that you can't break them up like that. They all bring something to the group whether its seen in the public eye, your eye or not. Diddy will be ruining a really good thing for him, me and the fans....

Im still pissed/sad/scared at the fact ________ is leaving the group and that there could be more....
I really cant explain in super depths how much I love DK either just know their one of my favorite group! & time will tell whats to become of DANITY KANE....

Car Stories of the Weekend

So yesterday...
I went to my high school [La Joya Community High School] football game. We played the state champions and lost 17-50 but but up a lil bit of a fight?! hahha NO matter I still rep for the "LOBOS", rain or shine, win or lose haha
on to the cars so before i left to the football game...

There has been a broken down CAR in the middle of my cul-de-sac since monday
and it finally left or got towed friday sometime before i came back from school? Either way im glad its gone cuz it was preventing my dad and most of my neighbors from parking normally on their driveways...

Second CAR...would be the one we were driving to the game with....it like stalled out in the middle of the road round 11! I was like OMG! Were stalled out and I look to good to be pushing a damn car haha but it restarted and all was good, then we got some food.

Last CAR, while parking waiting for our food this happened
A CAR RAN IN TO A DITCH! Cops came, the Ambulance & Paramedics came and I was in shock! but being the photographer I am...I took a pic for you all hahaha

I couldn't resist :]

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mike gotta JOB

[just as the title says]

But lemme explain to you the interview
(Pre and Post)

First of I had to go to the Southside of Phoenix for this interview. And if you don't know the southside is super GHETTO filled with black ppl and hispanics and suprisingly asians haha! But anyways I was applying for a job at Safeway, any position i just need a job ya know. Well like I said the area was ghetto, the Safeway was a bit of the same too not in appearance or anything but just in location which is messed up I know.

Well I got there early. Went to see where I go to be interviewed. They had set me up pretty quick for the interview. I just waited 5 min before the interview lady came and the interview started.

& just like all interviews she made me make sure everything in the application was correct and that I could show proof of citizenship (ID, cuz we all know Mike's illegal lol). So once that was over she asked me some questions like
"what would you do if you see a customers who seems to appear lost? What would you do if an employee tries to go to lunch at peak business hours? What would you do if "something" were to spill on the floor by some customers?, How would you handle disgruntle customers?, etc."
After that we talked about company dress code, benefits, policy & procedures, etc...........Long story short!

I felt great because now I had a job and can make some money (6.90/hr lol) as a cart pusher. So yeah next Thursday, I go back for training. Although this should be the highlight of the whole experience I was pretty confident on getting the job...so getting it was confirming in a sense.

The real highligt of the day was after the interview was over I checked the rundown shopping center out a bit. I found a clothing store that I most definetly will be buying from next time. But here's what made my whole day... I walk out the store and get hounded by this black guy, a bootlegger! like OMG i dont do bootleg anything k. but what got me was how I turned him down.

At the moment I was on the phone with my mom telling her how to get there and speaking a like spanish cuz as we (better) know is soy Cubano! SO guy approached me while I was on the phone and I said to him
"no gracias senor..... i mean nah dude, im cool"
the dude look at me with such resentment for so many possible reason like WOW haha

like for 1) as far as he sees Im a black guy speaking spanish to another guy 2) I aint helping his business and 3) I dismissed him by speaking spanish to the dude...like put yourself in his shoes I felt bad for him but hey... I didnt want his BOOTLEG SHIT!

Monday, October 6, 2008

the pre BDay jitters!

So my Birthday is Nov 6, 1989
Making me a scorpio & an 80's baby!
But most importantly making today (Oct 6, 2008) a month till my BIRTHDAY!

...like how can u know be excited about your bithday? like fo' real! If your like one of those ppl who aren't void this blog entry...I have fun on my birthdays to the fullest. I make sure I have a blast and do it it. I mean someone or thing may hamper it but its sure as hell AIN'T gonna ruin it! Cuz I do me on my birthday...

Sadly that still consists of attending school that day :)

Nonetheless, November 6, 2008 will be great!
(& that's oversimplifing it!)

Oh, and definetly expect a follow up post 2 weeks, a week, & a day before my BDay!

Excited much,

Sorry for the WAIT.....

I've been extremely busy as a college student. Especially with all this homework to do, things to study, notes to take and whatever else may occur.

Its completley outta my hands and all I can do is do what is given, get good grades, (have the money) and get graduate!

So sorry for the wait.
I know u love [or will one day love] my blogs haha

City Bus Chronicles

Walking to the bus this morning was quite an experience today. First off, I usually get a ride but a family emergency occured and I just really hope they are gonna be ok. But still because of it had I t the bus cuz I have no car (like a joke).

Anyways so I head out to catch my 7:45 bus and there it goes right before my very eyes. I mean I wasn't exaclty pissed but I wasn't exactly happy at the fact that I missed the bus.

So then I googled for when the next bus was coming and that wasn't till 8:16. I didn't wanna have to wait till then but hey what can I do....so I did.

Fwd>>16mins of waiting and no bus shows so I take the initiative to walk to my next bus stop about a 1/4 of a mile away.
I crossed the street cuz well basically the other side have pavement and the side I was on didn't & didn't wanna get my kicks all dusty n dirty (I mean call me practical)...anyways not even 5 steps from the other side and a DOG comes outta nowhere.

The DOG then sniffs me as I try to walk/stride away and decides to follow me. Terrific! And so cliche. The stray dog following to school. Does anyone see the humor in this please?!? Anywho... the dog wasn't completly run down looking, yet still he was a mangy mutt (sadly a rottie at that.)

After about 1 min of him following me. He gets up on his 2 hind legs as if to hug me or kiss me or with me as dogs do....and I jooked him. LOL! Good times! I mean I kinda feel bad about it as I think about it, I mean I, Michael Bowens jooked a dog and it really did fall cuz I guess it really did expect me to "catch" him.

Since that I paid the DOG no mind. But even tho he was following me as a stray mangy looking dog I felt bad for him. As I waited for the 8:16 bus I saw the dumb dog play in traffic and freeze after he realized he was in way over his head. (Cars x dogs = dead dog) Plus as he followed untill we, no I mean I reached the intersection to my bus stop, he searched for food at & in every lil scrap of food from a Sunny D bottle, a water bottle and surprisinly some chicken haha.! The DOG would walk aimlessly with me infront of me, behind me, beside swerving from left tot right. And I mean the dog was just there ans as much as it annoyed me having a dog follow me. I knew that for that 10 min walk the dog had something to do and to do it with. As a stray he probably just wanted a friend and i served as that (in his eyes of coarse.)

Antyway (as Madea would say)
Once "we" hit the intersection...I crossed safely...he well he played in traffic again! Semis honked, cars honked, the cops sirened hahah the dog went psycho on the streets till he finally made it the sidewalk as I watched him walk "home."

And those City Bus Chronicles.
Post written on the bus on sidekick.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My First BLOG!!!!!

Months in the making and finally its here!
I'd like to say thanks to Glo for turning me on to blogging! kudos kid :)
She has no idea what kind of monster she's created haha!
But I am pretty excited about blogging here and for all that will come.

Now that I got that off my chest...
I'd like to introduce myself...the names Michael aka Mikeman.
the basics are on the "About Me" in my profile,
but here's a quick lil something about me....
I changed my mind its all basically available on either
Myspace or Facebook accounts.
Search --> Michael Bowens

(You can get to know me there, plus I really don't repeating myself)

All else will be revealed & you will learn all about me thru this right here!
So stay posted!


Not bad for my first blog i'd say