"Now what went down I don't believe it. I just know I can't conceive. I'm searching." - Roy Ayers, Searching
The Weekend: Friday was a home night to prepare for the rest of the weekend which featured me not in costume carting around ladies in full masquerade as a princess, a panda, a kissing booth and a two headed Dragon. I rocked my California Parking Systems shirt to have a non-costumed cover story ("I'm a valet. Can I take your keys and a tip?") and ended up going to two parties. One where some zombies got engaged and another where I danced it out. My girls like to party all the Daylight Savings Time.
This is important because as I was groggily going about my usual Sunday rituals, this morning there was...
Blogarazzi!: After breakfast, we made our way to Target in Burbank and as we're heading to check out, this occurs
Woman I don't recognize walking towards us: I feel like I'm seeing a rock star.
Me (rocking my "Whatchu talkin' bout, Willis" face) laughs nervously as she passes.
Woman: I read your blog.
I turn beet red and continue to laugh unintentionally.
Woman, passing by us again: You're on my myspace favorites. It says right there, "Negro Please!"
Now, okay, at this point I should be saying, "Really? That's so cool. Thanks for reading. Sorry I'm lame and don't know how to react to people in public" but instead of that reasoned response I just provide more uncontrollable laughter but at a louder volume and now with me sweating to add to the excellence of this exchange.
I check out and pull myself together still entirely too confused but as she exits...
Me: What's your name?
Woman: We're not friends or anything but I'm Teresa. You're one of my contacts on flickr. I'll send you a message.
Me: Nice to meet you, Teresa. Thanks for reading.
Teresa: You write well.
Me: Thanks so much.
But now this makes me feel bad about this silly site that no longer gets any love and I feel worse because Teresa's on myspace and I'm not because I hate myspace so we had this awkward conversation in Target because Tom isn't my friend. Which brings us to...
Drop that Zero and Get with the Hero: Vox came out of beta this week and is now open to the public. It is myspace/livejournal for intelligent people who like pretty things and aren't trying to collect friends like trading cards or, hopefully, get spammed to death by internet marketers. It's made by the fine people at Six Apart who create these awesome blog tools like typepad and movable type and I'm spending all my free time playing over there. Negroplease.com is dead right now but negroplease.vox.com is alive and kicking. Sign up. Play around. Add me to your neighborhood. It's cold as ice!
Out of 444 songs played in the last week, we've got ourselves a
Sunday Random Ten
- The Diff'rence - J Dilla aka Jay Dee
- Crosses - Zero 7
- Pack Up Remix (feat. Evidence & KRS One) - Lyrics Born
- Anna Begins - Counting Crows
- Secret - Maroon 5
- I'm An Actor - Phoenix
- I've Heard - Hot Karl
- Get Away - 120 Days
- Friends - De La Soul
- Money Don't Make U Rich (featuring Strong Arm Steady) - Hi-Tek