Movember: Day 2

3 11 2010

Movember: Day 2

 

Pretty lazy day today, lol… I woke up on the west side after a bender at Liquid/Suite Sixx and figured I had to holler at El Jalapeno. Shit was phenomenal. Enchiladas Supremas…. #29. Make sure you check it out if you’re ever around 117th and Detroit, lol. Jesse threw me a ticket to the Cavs game tnite against the Hawks. Cavs played terrible, but you’ll have that with a young team. They will be a 6 or a 7 seed in the playoffs this year. Mark my words.

Today was an interesting day as far as team dynamics go. We actually had a girl sign up with us, so more power to her. So please welcome Kelly Repenning as our first Mo Sista on team Cleveland’s Mo Bros. Now we have to put separate showers and bathrooms in the clubhouse, lol.

Looking forward to what’s in store for us on this team. Make sure to keep us in your thoughts and if you can, contribute to the cause (link below). Funny, I know guys that can pretty much grow a full beard in a day. It’s like 24 hours after my haircut/shave and i’ve got a 5 o’clock shadow, lol… Guess it could be worse hahaha

 

http://us.movember.com/mospace/201539/

 

Day: 2

Team Size: 18 (+3)

Money Raised: $220 (+$40)

National Rank: 765 (-107)





LeBron James Has Officially Joined Twitter….

6 07 2010

LeBron James

Geeks, meet sports geeks…. LeBron James has finally shown up on the Twittersphere… The account has been open since march of ’09, but he just signed on and tweeted about an hour ago…. “Hello World, the Real King James is in the Building “Finally”. My Brother @oneandonlycp3 gas’d me up to jump on board so I’m here. Haaaa.” I’m just gonna go ahead and call that the tweet heard ’round the world. You can imagine what his second tweet might look like…. “I just signed a deal with (insert fave NBA team here). Let’s go to work.”  Twitter is def buzzing about this, as he has received about 100k followers just TODAY!  I’d think it’s safe to assume he may be the most popular Twitter user on the planet in a few weeks, maybe less. Stay tuned to twitter.com/kingjames for the updates, and if you’re in the mood, you can also follow this guy. Reporting to you live, from my couch, this is The Goldfather saying “Lord help us all.”





Lebron’s Elbow Now Has A Twitter Page

28 04 2010

Hahahaha… So some enterprising fan decided to start a Twitter page for Lebron James‘ ailing right elbow. Ailing to the point where he had to shoot a free throw left handed against the Bulls last night. People are under the impression that James is indestructible- which could quite possibly be the case- but I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out.

Another question to ask is: Is James just milking an injury for face time, or is there really a serious problem? I’d venture to say it’s a mix. Even in downplaying something, you have the opportunity to fuel the fire… we’ve all seen it before.

Either way, for your enjoyment…. may I present to you the Lebronselbow page on Twitter. In less than 24 hours, it already has over 1200 followers! Whoever started it, just know that ur makin me laugh w/ every tweet… It’s very much in the Chuck Norris tone.





Spring Break or How To Make It On The West Coast Day 2 (West Coast Trip Recap)

7 04 2010

Sorry folks, I know I said this was coming out yesterday, but one thing led to another…. I picked up a new hard drive, paid off one of my creditors (thank goodness!), and even made a rare appearance at the grocery store, picking up my favorite hot salsa in the world, Xochitl.

But back to why you’re here. Day 2 started off extremely early in the morning as Kevin and i were making our 2 trip to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. THIS time, it goes off without a hitch, and we’re LA bound!  We get into LAX and I already feel more mellow, warmer, and smile uncontrollably. We head to the shuttle that’s going to take us to Thrifty car rental. It took us less time to take the shuttle to Thrifty in Los Angeles than it would in Cleveland… I’m appalled. Now rental car people are very shifty for the record, and this was further reinforced when the total became some outrageous number that wasn’t even CLOSE to the number that I was quoted when i booked it. Then I take a closer look at the bill and there are several “opt in” charges that the girl just threw in there… Asshole. The rental car corral was super packed, and we prob sat in line waiting to get out of there for about 20 minutes. I was ready to get this trip started NOW! The XM radio we had though would prove to be a serious ally later on in the trip.

We start driving around looking for something to eat and there are so many non-chain places to eat, stacked up on each other, that it’s really hard to decide. First it’s chain or non-chain, then it’s mexican vs asian vs burgers vs pasta vs the world, but Kevin had been making mention of In-N-Out burger for a bit, so I figured i’d use my trusty Google Maps app on my blackberry to navigate us to safety. Considering I don’t have a license and all, my job was pretty much to navigate and change the radio station if need be. Oh, and switch our phones on the car charger, lol. Here’s the video as we drive through Inglewood, CA and give Kevin his first experience of California (he even went “Animal Style” on his first time…. veteran move!).

Tell me you don't remember this

Well fed and ready to get a move on, I suggest that we roll to Marina Del Rey to hang w/ my man Cory… Cory is a co-founder of a clothing line called, Endemic. They are makin waves on the west coast, so be on the lookout for their stuff. The place dude lives in is simply incredible… We get to check out the Cavs game (great since we’re all from Cleveland), and I take a look around HQ to give you a sneak peek at what’s goin on in their minds (just a small sneak peek). The place was obviously built in the late 60’s, early 70’s w/ the shag carpet and mirrors galore, but that kinda gave it some character. Feel like you can get your Hugh Hefner on.

Marina view

Inland view

Our impromptu visit over, Kevin said his buddy Jacob and his girl were riding bikes down to the famed Venice Beach, so we were all about seein the freaks, nerds and wierdos that it had to offer. We head off, but being spring break and a very nice day (on the weekend), parking was a bitch and a half. But we finally reached our destination.

Venice was pretty interesting right off the bat (Check out me looking for Mitch Buchanan here).  Here’s a little survey of the Venice Beach recreation center?!? It was all outdoors which was pretty cool…. There’s handball courts, a pretty sizable free weight facility (muscle beach), as well as ample gymnastics equipment, and of course the courts where ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ was filmed. Take it all in.

There was this community wall that had so much dope graffiti on it… I didn’t get it all, but here’s a sweet piece.

Some other notables was the Venice Beach skate park, as well as this group of people that were dancing…. on ROLLER SKATES! Now, I have been known to strap on a pair of skates from time to time as a kid, but I couldn’t even imagine doing some of the things these guys were up to. They should have been in that ‘Roll Bounce’ movie, lol.

Unreal right? The backflip and all! We hear this beat coming from the area between the boardwalk and the beach and we come across…. the infamous Venice Beach drum circle! Now, I’m assuming that you have to be on drugs to get dressed up crazy, and beat on a drum for hours at a time, not saying a word… but that’s just my opinion. After watching these videos, you make up your own opinions…. Venice Beach drum circle pt. 1 and pt 2. Thoughts?

You see that right... They are telling you that you have to go INSIDE to see the freaks... I can only imagine

The sun set on a beautiful day in Venice, and what better way to top it off than pitchers of beer with your friends? The day was ending, but the night was just about to heat up.

My dude, DJ Spider told me to come through to Club Lingerie for the new Dip Dive Sunday party which is pretty much a replacement of Banana Split Sundae’s, after DJ AM passed and LAX closed down.  The lineup would feature Spider, Steve Aoki, and Apl. D. Ap from the Black Eyed Peas… Spider told me it was Will.i.am’s birthday, so boy did I feel like an idiot when I ran into Will and said “happy birthday man!” He was nice, but i’m sure he’s like wtf son!?!  Also on the horizon was meeting up with my friend, Kat. She’s a ball of energy, lemme tell you and she’s also from Cleveland, settling in West Hollywood.

We bid adieu to Kevin’s friends and head to WeHo to meet up w/ Kat, shower the day off and get ready to party at Lingerie. Now we all know how expensive it is to drink in LA, but lucky for us, Kat had a liquor store right across the street. A bottle of Smirnoff and a bag of Flamin Hot Limon Cheetos, and I was pretty much the happiest kid on the planet. Here’s Kat and her place, for your viewing enjoyment.

We have a few adult beverages and head off to Club Lingerie… It’s right around the corner, so Kevin and I drive, but Kat and her friend (can’t remember his name, we’ll call him Jose) decide to ride their bikes (Kat is extremely environmentally friendly). We show up, get right in and the place is kinda like a big warehouse w/ some vip sections, projector, and bar… It’s pretty nondescript, like a lot of spots in LA… Just bare concrete floors in a big space. I kinda like that though. Low maintenance is key at times. When we get there, DJ Spider is manning the tables, playin a great set of some dance remixes, electro, hip hop, mash ups, etc and he even threw in a speech from Rocky V, gotta love that… If you guys don’t know, this guy is one of the sickest dudes in the country… This is a super early set for him, so you don’t get to see him in his full glory, but here’s the first part:

and here’s part 2, where DJ Spider jumps out and Steve Aoki jumps in:

Aoki starts off pretty mellow, but then gets a little more hype for the electronica that Apl.D.Ap was gonna unleash on the crowd… The time here is about 12am.

Then Aoki gets even more uptempo:

I have video of Apl, but youtube wasn’t really cooperating with me, so I’ll have to try again at some other time, but party ended great… I even got to see this little guy, lol.

Niiiicccceeee!!

So we had had our fill of partying, now it’s almost 3am and it’s time to get our grub on, so we head to Swinger’s on Beverly… If i’m not mistaken, this is where they filmed the movie ‘Swingers,’ I have never seen it (don’t hate me), but now I kinda wanna check it out. Btw, if you can’t tell in this upcoming video, i’m totally shitfaced.

I get this fabulous jerk chicken omlette w/ homefries:

Mmmm

and I notice that not only did Kevin not eat, but he’s in the booth asleep! Pic is below, but the video I took of it is here.

So there I am with Kat and Jose, laughing at Kevin for being asleep (mind you, we just got to LA that day and had been up since 7am EST off of one and half hours of sleep, and it’s like 4:30am PST), and then BOOM! I get full and fall into a food coma. Then it’s Kat’s turn to point the camera at BOTH of us!

Kat wakes us up, we pay for the bill, and head back to spend the night at Kat’s place where she informs us that she just got a plane ticket to Austin and will be attending South By Southwest (SXSW), and will be leaving immediately (she’s a spontaneous kinda girl)! So she gave us her garage door opener, house keys, and wished us well on our stay in LA…. She was off for the plains of Texas… So day two found Kevin and I asleep in the same queen sized bed, dreaming of how our trip could get any better than it had started… We had no idea……





According To Cleveland Magazine, I’m One Of Cleveland’s 10 Most Eligible Bachelors

27 01 2010

Hard to fathom right? @rickonia be damned, i’m gonna say another backhanded Cleveland insult (according to him)….. If this was (almost) any other city, it wouldn’t be so hard for me to find a good woman on my level.  My attempts here are futile and successes are few and far between… When I finally get to here:

You know what that spells.... Left to right bitches!

and start working for these guys (fingers crossed):

Here I come!

I have a feeling that my general mood will be substantially elevated and I won’t have to spend my days and night being consoled/agreed with by Adam King (and to think he used to LIVE in LA and then came BACK!  Crazy, I know).

So anyways, here’s me in this month’s issue of Cleveland Magazine.  Feel free to comment, or even better…. click here and send me an e-mail to my nifty address they gave me, lol….  Like I said, Cleveland Magazine seems to think I deserve this.  I’ve been asked in previous years and turned it down, only to be snatched up by Easter Seals and do pretty much the same thing.  Those Crush parties were a letdown 2 yrs in a row :(… but what do you expect right?  The only reason I even said yes was because I thought I would be giving Liquid (my former employer) some great publicity.  That decision became regrettable abt a month and a half later when they fired me. Good thing CleMag called to do a fact check and I was able to tell them that I was a free agent again!  Kudos to my boy Phil Dupuis from the Lake Erie Monsters holdin it down on the cover.  I would hope you would pick one of these up, but in case you’re that lazy, here’s the transcript.  Feel free to comment.  Also, on the website notice that they save the best for last!

For the record, I NEVER drink coffee (its empty).... AND..... I would usually also have picked up some sort of pornographic or semi-nude magazine by this point as well.

Marcus Sims, 28
Owner, Luxe Lifestyles

The perfect date: My perfect date would probably be doing something active — get outside and just running around depending on the season. Maybe snowboarding in the winter, maybe going for a bike ride in the summertime.Something most people don’t know about me: I was a drama minor in college.

My cell phone: Is filled with too many numbers.

Biggest turn-on: Intelligence and class, wrapped in a proportioned physical package

Biggest turnoff: A woman who can’t laugh at herself

I own too many: Promotional T-shirts

My favorite … place in Cleveland: Probably my mom’s kitchen table. My mom’s a great cook. … sports team: Cleveland Cavaliers, and I’m not the bandwagon kind. I’ve been a Cavs fan since I was 8 years old. … book: From Good to Great by Jim Collins … vacation destination: Definitely Los Angeles … dessert: Probably cheesecake. I just really like cheesecake in all of its forms. … blog: wavesatnight.com, a music blog.

Facebook: yes or no? For my job, I have to stay connected via social media, and even really in my personal life, you know, it’s good to keep in touch.

My usual hangout: At Liquid. Even before I worked there, that’s where I pretty much used to spend all my time.

In high school I was… a clique-buster. I’m a real affable kind of guy, and I was always friends with every crew. I played sports, student government, I hosted the morning announcements on TV. I would just make friends with everybody.

My passion: Seeking knowledge. Always trying to do good by people because it always comes back to you

My best feature: My ability to make people feel comfortable

My bad habit: Sometimes I’m a little stubborn. Sometimes I get overly passionate, and people mistake it for being overly angry. Everything I do is about passion.

My first kiss: I don’t remember, but I know it happened when I was, like, 7.

My guilty pleasure: Probably consuming too much Taco Bell

How my ex would describe me: Passionate, fun loving, ambitious

Blondes or brunettes: Brunettes. Blondes have had there time in the sun; it’s time for somebody else to be that stereotype.

Going out or staying in: Definitely going out

Early, late, or right on time: Right on time because the time when I’m supposed to be there, that’s what time I get there.

Dogs or cats: I would have to say no to both.

My longest relationship: A year and a half

Beer, wine or martinis: Wine, because I just can’t drink straight liquor

Roses or chocolates: Chocolates

My No. 1 dating rule: Always be honest.

My deal-breaker: Closed-mindedness

I hate when a date orders: I really don’t hate when a date orders anything.

Worst pickup line: “Are you tired? Because you’ve been running through my mind all day.”

If I could marry anyone: Halle Berry. She’s pretty hot.

On a first date I never … wear a white shirt.

Best place to meet someone: Wherever you meet somebody is the best place to meet them.

Most unusual place I’ve met someone: I don’t think I really have one. I’ve never met someone at a funeral or something crazy like that.

My take on Cleveland’s single scene: I think that too much power rests with men. I mean, I know it’s the Midwest, and we have very conservative dating value, but it’s time for women to step up to the plate. If you have a good job and you’re a confident assertive woman, don’t be afraid to take charge from time to time.


Last but not least, here’s a great song to fade out to.  Seems appropriate considering the last couple of days:





Cleveland Cavaliers New “Jock Jam” Anthem?

19 01 2010

I’m sure all of you have heard LMFAO‘s song, “Shots” featuring Lil Jon by now.  If you haven’t, here’s the vid to bring you up to speed:

So…. I was looking at my Twitter updates and ran across Moodswing 360’s tweet announcing that LMFAO had made remixes for each and every NBA team (Check every team here).

So I shot the Cleveland song off to DJ Steph Floss, because I’m sure Moodswing 360 isn’t isn’t in his top 10 tweets to check, lol.  So maybe you’ll hear it blaring across the PA system…. In the meantime, you should download this, pass it along to your friends, and maybe we can force his hand, lol.  If you don’t live in Cleveland, find your team’s song and let’s spread the word!!!!

Download LMFAO “Shots” (Cleveland Cavaliers Edition) HERE





Delonte West Stars In Remake Of Terminator….. Sort Of

18 09 2009

delonte

LARGO, Md. — An NBA player and former D.C.-area high school star was arrested in Prince George’s County Thursday night.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was pulled over on a motorcycle on the Outer Loop of the Beltway near Central Avenue, according to Prince George’s County police. He was in possession of two handguns and a shotgun.

West was stopped for making an unsafe lane change and speeding, police said. When an officer approached him, West told the officer he had a gun in his waistband, and the officer asked backup.

Police found another gun on West’s ankle and — “El Mariachi”-style — a shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back.

West was charged with carrying handguns while driving.

From NBC Washington