Thursday, March 16, 2006

The Cocoa Cure

You can take the girl out of the Ghetto, but you can’t take the Ghetto out of the girl. So yesterday, I was out of the Ghetto, actually working at work, having an absolutely boring time. I felt so drained and tired last night, and I attributed it to not being able to write all day. I knew I had to do something to make today feel refreshed.

There are only two men that I’ve ever felt connected to as a writer. One of them lives in Cleveland…and one of them is Maxwell. Of course, all kinds of crazy people feel connected to celebrities. And if he ever got into an accident in front of my house, I swear I would never drug him like Paul Sheldon in Misery. But he and I have similar creative writing styles. The way he puts words together. The lush alliteration. Even though he hasn’t released an album in ages, just the thought of dusting off my old Maxwell CDs make me all giddy.

And this morning, I was actually looking for the Sting CD with If I Ever Lose My Faith In You on it…but I kept running into Embrya. So I took that instead. And boy, did I almost miss my exit on the way to work. I am Red and Meth high today. The more I anticipate a great, orgasmic, poetic release, the more excited I get. I may have to call off for the end of the day today, it’s so intense.

I’m looking for some things in the next couple of weeks. Maybe somebody can help me find:

1. A cheap Photoshop class

2. A reasonably priced entertainment center

3. A place to inspire me. I was talking to Is Said, THE poet of Columbus. If you don’t know now you know. During a rather inspiring discussion about writing, he tells me that he has several places he goes when he has a block that inspires him. I haven’t had a place like that since college. I have found inspiration like that in people. There is a guy who I saw the other day, that always makes me want to create. Remember that scene in the last Matrix movie where Nona Gaye and Harold Perrineau are dancing in slow motion and everyone else is moshing...we are kinda like that. But he is not a stationary thing and he isn’t mine. So transferring that idea from a person to a thing is going to be quite a challenge. This place needs to be the next place I live.

4. A recipe for asparagus (because just boiling them ain’t hittin)

Song For Today: Drowndeep: Hula by Maxwell. This is my wedding song.

Reviews: Not only did I get to interview Ralph Tresvant the other day...but I also reviewed his CD in the Columbus Dispatch...you'll have to wait a couple days for the interview.

7 Comments:

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Miz JJ said...

I can't help with the other stuff, but I can help with the asparagus. I am assuming you are buying fresh asparagus. It should be bright green and have closed compact tips. And you should store asparagus like you would a bouquet of flowers. You should place the tips in water and then in the fridge it will stay that way good for a few days.

I like to toss a bunch of herbs, black pepper and freshly pressed garlic on asparagus and then toss it in the oven. Cook it at 400 for about 15 minutes or until you hear it popping. Or saute asparagus in a little olive oil. Add some balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese right before you eat it.

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger GC (God's Child) said...

Spring Chicken!
I made up that name but this is one recipe I've tried and liked.
stir-fry onion and tomato in olive oil, then add chicken cubes rubbed with black pepper, salt, rosemary, basil, oregano . When the chicken is cooked, at the last minute, toss in asparagus sliced into 3-inch pieces. Keep stir frying for 2 or so minutes just so they're warm but still crisp. Serve over wild rice with a glass of chardonnay.

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger GC (God's Child) said...

oh yeah, for the entertainment center--you don't want reasonably priced--you want bose.
But wait a minute, weren't you trying to spend less? You'll be glad if you save up your money and get bose 'cause it'll work with your ipod when you finally break down and buy one and it's compact and discreet and easy to move should you relocate.

 
At 12:50 PM, Anonymous belladawn said...

im lovin this inspiring post. im gonna find a writing spot 2.. ;-)
im glad u were able to find a muse in maxwell. ;-)i cant wait 2 start hearin your poetry again on an consistent basis!!!!!

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Toya said...

I am now officially a fan of your blog just because you go to interview Ralph Tresvant.

 
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