A day in the Life of Dennis Jones

17 May

7am : I wake up in the morning pondering issues that society struggles with, the lines that devide us, and what makes me whole as an individual. I reflect on this for an hour at this time i eat or prepare a meal to eat or do chores.

8am : I sit in lotus position to further acknowledge the things i can’t change about the world and to change those things i must model them to inspire others to be the best them.

9am  : I shower and groom when needed while listening to jazz or classical in the morning. This hour I get ready for work…

10am : If i have time from the inspiring and relaxing meditative experience of showering to jazz music. I will play classical and jazz piano before work to let out some of my creative energy.

11am : I head to work. On the way to work I look out for the beauties in nature which is everything. I get an overall feeling of awe at this moment of my day

12pm : I get to work I say hello to all of my co workers and ki-ki with them about issues relevant to our lives and get lunch.

1pm : I have a Meeting

2pm : I go into drop in at lyric to socialize with my peers in the community to see there needs from groups and to talk about issues relevant to them.

3pm : The same as 2pm

4pm-7pm: This is training where all the queer educators get together and learn and discuss issues in the community and world. We also get trained on relevant skills that can transcend and be used in everyday life.

7pm : I take a deep breath and start reflecting on the day. Maybe get something to eat.

8pm : Arrive at home the first thing that I do is wash my hands. Than I shower and change into my pajamas at this time

9pm :I watch youtube videos and look at social media till i get tired and go to bed

Thats a day in my life…

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VANESSA’S DAY IN THE LIFE

16 May

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Vanessa

In the Life of Baby Locs. .

13 May

I wake up with a strech to relax the stress on my neck-Relax

Look out the window and wonder what im gone do next- Find Out

Get up and fix my bed Fold my sheets and find a fit-Prepare

Head to the restroom and brush my teeth

Handle bussiness cause its PG

Take a shawor warm with soap

Shampoo wash up and let all dirt go-Stay Fresh

Be in the shawor for a Hot Min

Get out fresh and get fitted -Swag

Missed Calls on My Metro

+ Text Messages i havent read tho -Contact

And yes other than the Morning Set up To Night

They’re goes “Hater’s” But i dont call them that

Better to name them is ” Stranger’s” Because they dont know me

Then a day in my life is to think

Pefect Example Think about why would i call them Stranger’s

 because They’r are Celebreties in this world and they are quick to judge we dont know them aswell as they dont know us

I consider myself one if I find someone passing judgements upond me.-Think

Continue my day compliments with shades,Jeans,Shirt And a Jacket of course i live in the city and it is cold

Reminis about good timez with my folkz ones that passed others that are out an d “Grown”

A day in my life is a state of mind keep your head up and everything will go fine.

                      -Baby Locs

Dha Daily Does & Donts Of Squiglez (mon-fri, itz dha same ole thang)

13 May

today is friday

wake at 9am

gotta get in dha shower so i smell fresh in 5

out the shower and hungry around 9:30

watching pplz leave for school, i get my hair done around 9:45

go outside in the robe to feel the weather n get some air around 10

get dress according to weather at 10:05

out the door at 10:15

checking the muni around 10:18

on the bus before 10:30 = squiglez will be on time to wurk 🙂 YaY!

on the bus after 10:30= squiglez is goin to be late as usual -____- goshdarnit……

get to work sometime between 11 – 11:15

meet with lyric’s youth advocate till 12

gotta talk to the bosslady at 12

work on the timesheet and finish filling it out around 2

leave lyric, and go……..

i could go home but itz boring there :/

i can go downtown, but theres nothing to do but to windowshop… boooo :O

where o where could i go……….

suddenly……. it pops in my head like the sun poppin outta the cloudz

DOLORES PARK A>K>A> D.P!!!!!!

squiglez getz dha juicebox smile :D!!!!!!

calls some friends to se if there down

to chill at D.P. where the sun always shines A>K>A> the beach

walking…..

walking…….

walking……..

at 18th n church by 1:45

walking up the hill towards the beach

i see the regulars, which i classify as the D.P. kids

we chill for a good 2 hours

at D.P. we hav the kumbaya circle

we sit talk n chill out

this concludes the day of squiglez, if u wuld lyk to knw the evening edition find my blog n ask for it……. :D!!! juicebox smilez!

How to Eat Out with A guest for CHEAP!

9 May

In san francisco there are multiple places that serve large portions for under $20 Here are some of the places and my review of them.

Naann n’ Curry– Naan n’ curry have a great all you can eat Buffet for $10 per person plus everything is fresh and accessible they also have a salad bar with fruit which is easily one of my favorite spots for guest and dates because. I cann get a lot for $20 and you stay full for most of the day GREAT for dinner. Plus the ambient Indian music is amazing and really add to the affordable Cultural experience.

336 O’Farrell
(at Mason)
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 346-1443

Froyo & Crepe Cafe – This is a cool place but WATCH YOUR POCKET! There  Get the regular chicken katsu or Korean BBQ plate This is a large portion which can easily be shared both of these plates are under $10 order water and Share. This is also a quicklys so some of your favorites may

2943 Mission St
(between 25th St & 26th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
(415) 970-0985
 
The Cheesecake Factory – There are many dishes served here, The last time I went I got fish and chips and it’s a romantic spot the whole date was about $20 and the fish and chips were great!
Macy’s, 8th Floor
251 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square

(415) 391-4444

 

Taqueria’s in the mission – Burrito’s are under $10 SPLIT IT! and Get water. Water is waaay better for you Plus burritos are fairly large and cheap

That concludes my Cheap picks For good places to eat!

Soul Food

9 May

Yumm sunday dinners i know what to expect i can smell it in the air when i wake at 12 noon. My mother or my grandmother cooking up a storm. Food doesn’t just taste good it comforts the soul it’s also a bonding tool used to gather family together to discuss current events in each other’s life. That new job promotion, Who’s breaking up, family rivalries you name it.

As I get older I don’t see these events as often. Family just isn’t what it used to be and I want to change that. I’ve recently lost the backbone to my unorthodox family and I don’t know whats going to happen. Why do i only see my loved one’s and eat this delicious food on thanksgiving and christmas. Can i just have my Sunday dinner back?

Kids by B.o.B ft Janelle Monae!!

25 Apr

This isn’t the legit vid, but the song is hecka good!!!! Enjoy

OMG, I love FOODSTUFF !!!!

25 Apr

If you haven’t guessed we are talking about food,  and bromies I got tons to talk about. I could go on forever about food, seriously. but I got Africana homework to do so ima keep it brief.

So food, I don’t have a favorite food, wait thats a lie, I have lots of favorite foods the one that comes to mind is a Tangine, which is a North African Dish. You can make it vegi or with meat. I prefer to use chicken or lamb because I can really get it the juiciest.  (for all my vegetarian readers, im sorry, but I promise to make sure they meat is free range and stuff) but the spices, dude the spices. not only do they smell almost goddess like (don’t ask) but they taste freaking amazing. seriously, I’m telling you as your kinda friend, GO TO A NORTH AFRICAN RESTAURANT  AND TRY SOME  TANGINE!!! do it, and if you don’t like it. my bad. :p

Wow I went on a little longer then I thought……here are some Links to some recipes if you like to cook (like me!!)

If you’re younger then 18 or a a kluz (I am this) who will end up lighting something on fire, ask for help or get a cute friend who you have a crush on to help you.

you will get points for trying to cook. trust me. I know. ;p

Good Luck!! LEAVE A COMMENT AND LEMME KNOW HOW THIS TURNED OUT!!!

LINKS

Vegi Tangine

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Root-Vegetable-Tagine-with-Sweet-Potatoes-Carrots-Turnips-and-Spice-Roasted-Chickpeas-361252

Lamb Tangine

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/moroccan-lamb-tagine-10000000600610/

Chicken Tangine

http://www.oprah.com/food/Chicken-Tagine

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25 Apr


This is a picture of my mom and my aunt at afternoon tea… fancy! Cute! So Alice in Wonderland!

Everyone has that one friend who can’t cook anything… and I am that friend.

I want to learn, but I’ve never gotten around to doing it. Of course I can make ramen noodles, but so can my 8 year old cousin. So I probably shouldn’t be too proud of that.

I’m just going to share some of my favorite things to eat that you should try at least once.

SOBA (not soda) is one of my favorite things in the world. It is a buckwheat noodle and you can eat it cold or hot. I think a lot of people have heard of udon, but soba isn’t as popular for some reason. I think it’s supposed to be really healthy, too. I constantly get soba cravings, like this 9 am this morning on the train… I wanted soba sooo bad… but I don’t think they serve it for breakfast anywhere. I would recommend going around Japantown looking for a place to get soba. There are a few good ones, including one I went to 3x last week (I ordered the same thing every single time. I think pretty soon they will just call me ‘zaru soba girl.’)


Macarons from my favorite macaron place in Hayes Valley

MACARONS are commonly confused with/misspelled as “macaroons”, which are different things. I’m talking about that fancy French pastry that you probably saw in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. I’m one of those people who take pictures of my food (well, sometimes) and for some reason, a lot of people commented that macarons look like little colored hamburgers. I mean, really? I guess. The texture doesn’t really look similar at all… Anyway, my favorite macaron place is in Hayes Valley and it’s called Paulette. They’re pretty expensive, so if you’re like me, you’ll only buy a box for yourself when you wanna treat yourself to something really nice. Like, I bought myself a box for Christmas, even though I don’t celebrate Christmas. It’s okay. You can also buy just one, but the box is sooo pretty. I think if you’re going to buy only a few, go to La Boulange. Theirs are good too.


A bowl of my dad’s handmade wonton (no noodles)

I think lastly, I will have to write about WONTON NOODLES! Sadly, I cannot recommend any good wonton noodle places to you, because I get the best homemade by my dad. (He doesn’t make the noodles, but he makes the wonton from scratch.) It’s like, the best soup, the best wonton, and the best noodles = the best bowl of wonton noodles. Back in Hong Kong, my dad and my uncle learned how to make wonton the good ol’ fashioned way (which I know nothing about, but I appreciate the outcome) and when my dad’s side of the family moved to San Francisco, they had a restaurant in Chinatown. I vaguely remember watching My Neighbor Totoro in the basement of the restaurant many times. I think the best wonton to be had, outside of my house, is in Hong Kong. Even their mall wonton noodles are good! I don’t know what the restaurants here are doing wrong. A lot of them make the wonton too big.. they are no good big. You can’t even eat them that way if they’re too hot, they just fall apart.

Anyway, end wonton rant… Please get something to eat! Enjoy !!

Vanessa

Woman myth of distrust

22 Apr

Myth of distrust

Its not a must to Love or Lust

For my own i gained respect

Never regect our own

Woman “you are mine, you belong to me”

Why? is the woman beside me stooping so low to live up the famous life

They tell us we have it good where we live

why not in our hood?

Hard working woman she crys to sleep at night

In the mirror she stairs not aware of the money for fair her children gone ask

Now she has to find her way home from a long day at work

Myth of distrust.

Hard working Woman