Sunday, December 6, 2009

Close to the storm

So I was thinking today as I was ignoring the fact that although I am close to a month off from school that I really don't get any breaks from "work." I need to write about 4 papers and study for 2 tests and then I am done for this semester. I am still waiting to hear back from the shipping company about my claim (trying to stay hopeful about that) and I need to make sure that we secure the location for the Jan. 21st event. In addition we need to get the rubber band bracelets disbursed to the community because that is major for us to get the buzz going. Plus I see my protege isn't ready to take the reins completely because he needed to be reminded about following up with people. However thats not a problem at the moment because he is still getting used to what needs to be done and balancing it all with your normal and school life. I am looking forward to next semester once I get all my classes since I found out that my MILS 202 doesnt count towards my graduation which is retarded...but yea..anyway.

On another note my agent is starting to piss me off with her inefficiency and lack of a constant communication...I don't know if she realizes that her ass will get replaced asap if she doesn't get it together and soon. I really want to get some floorplans on these buildings of interest so that I can make potential floorplans for each one of them when I have some free time. That way I won't be focused on one party and get short sighted into falling in love with one over the other. Also I need NOI calculations on each of the properties so that I can get it done so that when it comes to the point of me doing my business plan with I won't have to do all that and it will already be finished. I think having the photography aspect will help me as will in terms of marketing not only the building for the loan but also for the future tenants.

The last portion of my day has been reaching out to web and graphics designers so that I can finally get my fucking logo finished since Lauren just dropped the ball and let that bitch roll down the street and get hit by a train. I mean she does great work but at the end of the day this is why I say I can't work with black fucking professionalism. So now I am trying to see if the designer that was mentioned on Justin's page ( and I also reached out to Surface 51. Now granted Surface 51 is my prime choice but I have a feeling their price is going to be fucking out-rage-ous! Hopefully I can work something out with them because I am not trying to hear anything around the 5k-10k range...really hoping for a 2-3k range but I think I might be wishing for a dream. We shall see.. There are so many damn expenses needed for this damn business idea to even start up right.
  • Website: $3-10k
  • Card Printer: $2.5k
  • LLC Registration: $600
  • Email ListServ: $2k
  • Card Software: $2k
  • Total: $10.1-17.1k...: basically 10-20k [aka FML]
The key is that if I hit my numbers I will be out of the red with 10 I guess thats what I need to focus on...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Time get back Blogging

Ok so it has been a long time since I have been writing in my blog but that will be changing immediately I promise. So there has been alot that has changed since September back when I wrote something so I will try and get this blog up to speed. First off I killed this semester and actually will be graduating in May (well technically I have 11 hours for the summer) so I am pretty excited about that. Next semester is going to be a beast, I am taking 22 hours for school, real estate license course, property management certification class, and LSAT test in February. Along with that I have decided that Champaign-Urbana is now going to be a location that I can't call home any longer because it is constricting my growth at this point, so home sweet home Chicago here I come. I am focused on one thing and that is acquiring my first rental property in Bronzeville in August-September, beginning my real estate empire. I know exactly what I need to do in order to get my credit score where it needs to be in order to make that happen, however that is only the tip of the iceberg.

I really need to focus my efforts on the building of my new company idea, The Conglomerate. Bare minimum I need to hit $60,000 but ideally I have to work towards $125,000...yes I said 125k..oh I didn't mention that I need to hit that by June? Yay FML! However...the one thing that I have is my imagination and my determination to success. I have done crazier and more unlikely things in shorter deadlines so this just means that I have to give it my all. So with all this drive towards purchasing my first property I have been working with my real estate agent from (Jenna) and although she is cool, I can see where I would be better but that's another story. I have found about 5 ideal properties that have gone down since the time when I was originally looking and started this blog so I really want to get those. I have read three different books about landlords and I have gained a multitude of information so now its time to put that into play. I need to hit a certain number of promoters, photographers, graphic/web designers, and DJ's, to make this stuff a reality so I really am going to need to get on the ball. Not to mention that I am still doing events and hopefully we will still be able to use the Loft after the brawl with the Sigmas and the football team...fucking goofs.

Anyway, the first event will be for me and Moe's Bday and we will also be releasing the Conglomerate Cards out to all the people that are there. We have to hit capacity by midnight and if we can it will be major for setting the tone for the next semester. With the events that I have planned it will increase the Conglomerate network and provide me with the capital that is needed to take care of my credit issues. I am going to meet with my lawyer to have him get the judgment to be settled on and I will pay that out immediately if I have to, because I need it gone. I also will need to collect debts owed to me because I need that money as well. I have so much going on in the next 6 months that I really will have to stay focused to get it all done and meet all the goals that I have set.

  • Graduation in May; BS in Psychology
  • Class Ring (deals with my Pops)
  • Real Estate License
  • Property Management Certification
  • 170+ on LSAT
  • 700+ Credit Score
  • $65,000-125,000 capital
  • Apartment Building in Bronzeville
  • Fortune Forde Properties, LLC
  • The Conglomerate, LLC
Well I think that's all for until next time!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Good Morning World

So clearly I haven't written in this thing in fucking months! I appologize to any of those that actually read this shit...I think I am gonna start writing in this thing more frequently since its my thoughts to the world...however small this blogspot world may be. So I wont even begin to go through all that has happened since the last time I wrote in here. All that needs to be said is that I am in school again and loving going for this scholar shit and taking this shit seriously for once...for the most part. Taking hella hours to get done with this dumb ass undergrad degree so I can move forward and get this law shit popping off...Well first class of the day is now so a bid you adieu

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Twitter has fucked my life

So I clearly haven't been updating my blog nearly as much as I should have been but it's not my fault Twitter. That shit is worse than crack and chocolate because I definitely have a twitter app on my iphone and my G1 which is just bonkers. I think that I need to just update the blog at least twice a day and update my twitter while I am on the go and then check facebook at the end of the day. It's like having a damn part time job but it does pass the time on the boring days when I am not scheming how to take over the world, looking for cars that I don't need to buy, or watching some free movies on

As for updates the Miami Trip is definitely on schedule for the 21-24 but the fucked up part is that I will be missing a day of class to go which wouldn't be as bad if the class wasn't only 4-5 yea. Oh yea I am officially back a college student with classes and all, now all I do is get my financial aid in order and I will be golden. I also scheduled my tat for May 1 so there is no turning back now! I have been biking for the last week trying to get back into shape for both the tat and for the Miami trip. I have been only eatin healthy food for the past week as well so yea trying to get my damn life in order and get off the bullshit. I really need to decide how I want to do my tat because I only have 10 days until I am getting it. I am pretty sure I am stick with my original idea but I just want to be sure it will look the best, cuz this shit isn't dry erase lol. I am really hoping to close out all my past problems with April so that starting with May everything is starting new and fresh...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


So I had decided that I wasn't going to buy anymore cars until I got a house and got settled with all my finances then I found a gem of a everything perfect...but the car got sold last night and then the new buyer is already selling it back but for 500 realistically I could buy this car but then I would have to wait until my next check comes to finish paying off my bills and I don't really like this idea really. Plus the reality is that I don't have a garage so then it would be sitting outside during the winter defeating the purpose of looking for a car that hasn't been driven in the snow. The problem is that even at the increased price of 500 more dollars this car is still a steal...this shit is crazy I just don't wanna make a bad decision because when it comes to cars I normally do make this mistake. The last piece of the puzzle was that I initially kept telling myself that I wanted to get a manual for all my sports cars because the reality is that I would only be driving them during the summer so its not like its that big of a deal plus with a car like this its almost silly not to have a stick. Decisions decisions...I think that it would be best to just ignore the car even though its a great deal and would be saving me anywhere from 3000-6000 down the road when I got to buy this car a year from now. I think its decisions like this that can make a break other dreams and the fact is the club is number one @ the moment..damn being mature really sucks.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Off to Black Mountain

Man its been a long time since I have updated my blog but now I am going to start getting back to the daily updates. So speaking of updates I have finally been able to start taking care of business in my life with the assistance from my pops...even with him gone he's still taking care of me and the family shit is crazy. But yea with his help I have begun the 1st stage of getting myself debt free and providing some essential tools to aid in my success with both school and business. I am officially a college student again and register for summer classes on April I can't even remember the last time I was looking at classes. The biggest news for me is that I finally took care of something that has been irking me for more than half of my vision! Just a few days ago I dropped a good portion of cash down to get my custom Wavefront Technology Lasik Surgery and correct my vision. More than a successful procedure it has made my quality of life dramatically better...this was the best thing I have ever bought in my entire life (next to Sphinx lol). I went from -4.75 to 20/20 vision within minutes and I couldn't be happier. In terms of tricking off I really am not gonna be on that this time around because I really don't have any room for error on my decisions because I want to make sure that we are able to get this building and move to the next level with our business and lives in general.

The one thing that I am doing to give back to myself would be this little vacation to Miami that we are taking for memorial day and I am excited as shit about that because its been way to long since I took a vacation and at this point of my I need and deserve one. I want to continue the tradition that my pops started by having a vacation every year where we go somewhere so this will mark the restart of that. I am hope that he is looking down on me and smiling knowing that I am gonna make him proud.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

So with life changing moments...lives change

So with the passing of my father I started to really sit back and reflect about what and who are important in my life and I am dedicated to living my life to its fullest. With that in mind I am really focusing on what I really should be doing with I time in this world and my once passion and drive to acquire my empire has been halted. My father taught me that family is the most important thing we have in this world and those who I consider family by blood or experiences have been taken for granted for too long. I will focus my life on spending more time with them and not allowing my thirst for conquest get in the way anymore. I will continue to be the very best person I can be in the business world but at the same time devote just as much, if not more, energy to being a person for my family. I really was able to see the true colors of a few people in my life and I am truly grateful and lucky that I have them in my life, they are who I do this all for. In addition to this I feel like I want to have an even better relationship with my brother and my mom, just spending more time with them and talking to them more. I am trying to take it one day at a time and I just have to stay focused and not get sidetracked, I know that if I put in God's hands I will be ok, so that's what I am going to do.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Dedicated to my Pops...

For those that didn't catch my facebook status my father passed away this past weekend...and its still not even real to me yet. I got a call from my mom at 4:20pm telling me that she had bad news and for some reason I immediately knew...I don't know what to say, feel, think, or react to this shit because no one close to me has ever passed. I have had family members pass over the years but no one this close to home...hell the last time I cried about someone dying was my dog Snoop my freshman year and that shit really broke me up...but my dad? Like for the select few who even met or knew my dad know that he definitely was a "unique" person lol. I am trying to remember him for who he was and not just him as my dad because I know he wouldn't want me sitting up in the house sad and crying. For the few hours it was kinda crazy but I had no emotions...I was completely blank...tried to take a shower to relieve a bit of the edge...had a few drinks...nothing. Then after I dropped off Moe to work it hit me...I won't ever see his face...hear his voice or him laugh...hug him..nothing. Like even with him living in Pennsylvania I was always subconsciously comforted by the reality that he was only an email, telephone, road trip or plane ride away and not that far out of touch....that all changed yesterday. I won't be able to ever have a conversation or see him again. With that realization coming down over me so did all the emotion that I guess I hadn't realized either...I let it all out but it doesn't seem to have to helped that much because even after all that...the pit in my stomach and heart hasn't subsided. I got a few calls, emails, text and messages from friends and family, trying to help ease the pain and comfort me and although it has definitely helped...its still not enough. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone...and its not until I lost someone really close to me that I truly understood that...I will live my life with that in mind and remind those that mean something to me that I care about them because you might not have the chance to do so past this moment. I know my dad knew that I loved him and I know he loved me...but I wish I could just tell him one more time.

You weren't the perfect father, but you were the perfect father for me...I Love you Pops.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The New Communication

When you sit back and really look at the advances that have been made in terms of forms of communication from email, cell phones, instant messenger, text messages, skype, video chat, facebook, myspace, linkedin, blogs, and now twitter, it blows my fucking mind. This shit is crazy we are slowly making direct connection pointless because we can literally be updated on all of friends and family where ever we can get a connection, thus eliminating the need to actually see and talk to that person. The other thing that seems really interesting is that people seem to be more honest and "real" when they are using these forms of communication rather than the image of them that we gather in person which I find disturbing. I mean I value the fact that I am the same all the time, in the sense that I will be the same ass in person as I am on my blogs and facebook, I can't say the same for the vast majority. I am unsure as to why people feed the need to only display that real person only through these electronic mediums rather than all the time but they definitely are showing their true colors, which isn't always a negative. I dunno it just is getting a bit out of control when you have US Senators "twittering" and I over here watching CNBC and the speaker is telling me I can catch him on Facebook...what the, we won't even have to write resumes anymore cuz Facebook is come out with an application and jobs will be able to check our profiles, info, and resume from there and make the determinations based on that shit. Shit is crazy...

On another note...i am so amazed at the routine that is my life. Every year around this time there are few things that always happen: I get an ear infection and I am walking around very angry towards everyone (except sphinx, that's my little buddy) because I only get sick through this once a year. I have come out with the most ingenious plans for some business shit and now I am trying to work out the leg work or get the financing together, and then I get a job or something that puts shit on hiatus. I either have ended a relationship or I have found point of intrigue in a woman, that has simply blown my mind from the simplest shit. I have noticed a few other things about that as well, its the ones the give me the least attention that have the most intrigue and its not because there's the challenge aspect. It have more to do with the complexity that is embodied within them, and by that I mean that normally I have enough articulation that I can at least talk my way into a date...and from there I will be able to decided a few things. However its the ones that show little attention or interest, or the ones that are really busy and don't have the time, or even the ones that have str8 denied me that spark the most interest. Its through that I try to feel them out and figure out if they are worth the extra effort, sadly most aren't lol but I don't mind getting to know new people many of these "wasted efforts" have led to some really great friends. @ this point I am in the "intrigued" point of my life at this time of year...and I have an ear infection lol. The one thing that's interesting is her bday...which happens to be the same day as an ex...well "the" ex I said...very intriguing.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Taxes and the IRS

If the IRS is reading this I want to make it clearly know that you are a dick head...I can't be anymore clear and exact in my perception that you are a really really big dick head. Granted I understand the importance of taxation especially in this volatile economy but after doing some quick (this is sarcasm, there is nothing quick about calculating taxes...) number crunching I officially want to find someone with the initials I.R.S for their name so that I can beat the brakes of their ass. Like the amounts that they are getting out my ass is so outrageous that I had to slap myself three times, re crunch the numbers because I was convinced I rounded and carried an extra zero and multiplied that number by 100. Like its absolutely clear to me why niggas are out her with tax evasion charges cuz Uncle Sam old compulsive gambling ass is trying to borrow a good Dub (in thousands!) outta every citizen. Like I would go slang crack but they want taxes on that shit too! I am not joking, that's how major dealers get caught up...they don't pay their taxes on that drugs their pushing, now that is some retarded shit right there. You got dirty folks over here with the green visor and that tax calculator and an AK-47 trying to calculate how me he owes Uncle Sam on that 750,000 he made in street pharmaceuticals...I have nothing else to say...I'm mad and I haven't even made the money yet.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


What a dull weekend...Cotton Club weekend used to be such a festive event for me but this year has definitely been one that is not for the record first I was chalking it up to my age but then I started realizing that U of I is just fucking wack nowadays. There are a multitude of reasons as to why shit is just not fun like it used to be primarily due to the fact that the people that are here don't kick it like the people I went to school with it. I think there has been a rapid decline in the coolness of these kids starting in has been going downhill ever since and the tipping point was after 2007. Hopefully when I get the club open and my salon we can administer some CPR to this lifeless city because its on the brink of flat lining, with a Do Not Resuscitate order. I did get to see some friends that I haven't seen in a while and that was actually the highlight of my weekend. In addition to this I got alot of good sleep and actually got a LOT of work done in regards to my salon, actually knocked out 6 pages worth of planning, ideas, and documentation for the project.

Tomorrow is a very important day for me I have like 3 or 4 meetings and a few important calls to make that will have a very large impact on my life now and in the future, so I am a bit nervous but highly optimistic. I have to meet with my buddy Phil over at Foellinger to discuss the budget of my show, then I need to contact my intended host and judges. I have to contact my lawyer about some stuff...that I am hoping will be soon taken care of because its really fucking up my whole life. I also have to contact a few other people to tie some loose ends of both my dance comp. show that is going to be in September and also some aspects of the salon. I have to schedule an appointment with Mike Markstahler who is my contractor of choice and see what he is thinking in terms of the project idea and see if we can get a good bid out of him. This will make it necessary for me to find out when he has free time and then coordinate that with David Wetzel's schedule so that he can do a walk thru in the property. Its funny but I am feeling so good about the future right now...its like things are slowly falling into to you have gotten through more than 75% of the puzzle and only have the little bit to go...trying to finish my puzzle to see the big picture.

The MC Hammer Effect

I was talking to a good friend of mine today and I was explaining that I wanted to have her come out to Champaign and work with on my Salon and Barber Shop project, partially because I originally was informed about the profitability of a shop from her. The other reason is because I have a natural tendency to try and "rescue" people as one of my ex's informed me of during one of our usual talks about my tendencies lol. Then I got the thinking about all the times I have done or still do this and remarkably I am inclined to agree with her. I think that I like to see the people around me doing well and I want to be able to extend a helping hand to them whenever I have the opportunity even if that hand isn't even asked for. I am all about bringing my family and friends up with me up this ladder of success and I am determined to give them all the opportunities to benefit from my success by creating their own. Be clear of this though...I am not MC Hammer, you won't see me just dropping out hand outs, I expect my helping hand to be compensated through hard work of your own. It won't help you or teach you anything if I just gave you shit with no questions or sense of repayment; this doesn't mean I want something monetary in return, seeing you build something of your own and becoming your own success story is my "pay out".

I think that if everyone tried to help those who could just use that extra push that not only would we enrich each other's lives but we also we reinforce a sense of community, brotherhood, and family that is lacking in our society. I'm not suggesting anything along the lines of "Pay it Back" (I fucking hate that movie...), however I feel like it is important for not only my well being but that of my family and friends to try and do my part to help stimulate this coma induced economy. People fail to realize that if we don't all do our part to help this country that we will be fucking ourselves in the ass and allow ourselves to become the next Rome. Americans have this belief that we can't fall from grace because this is the United States...get fucking real...we are borrowing hella money from our "allies" but these were the same people that we were bombing and attacking in the past. You think that they don't want to rise to the superpower status of the world? The most definitely do and if we don't get our shit together quickly it might be an inevitable reorganization of world powers. I hope that our President can accomplish the goal of removing 533 billion from the national deficit by the end of his term, that shit would by far make him the greatest of all our Presidents...everyone needs to stay positive and hopeful that Change will come. Not that Change will come quickly, just the fact that it will come.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Photo Shoot @ the future CloudNine or Cloud9

So I went to the location with Tiffany and Debo to get their input on the spot since I know I can get wrapped in a location if I really like it and can sometimes overlook negatives because of my attachments to a spot, so they help me not do this. I was both happy about some of the things I saw and also disappointed in a few things I saw that made me have to rethink and redesign my ideal floor plan that I had envisioned. However I think at this point I am actually really happy with the design that I have so far. The only problems that I still not completely satisfied with is the location and setup of the bathroom and where the HVAC system is. There is quite a lot of work that needs to be done before any decorating and designing can even begin to take place but overall I can see great potential in this location. The next phase would be to meet with my construction guy and get his input on the space and some quick ideas on what work will need to be done and how much it will cost. This will be necessary for me to formulate a educated budget and figure out what I want included in the lease in terms of both price and concessions from the owner. One thing for sure is that the roof, HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing need to all be checked thoroughly because those were my main concerns after the walk-thru. In addition to this i know for sure that there will need extensive work on the walls, ceilings, floors, windows, entrances & exits. I need to start getting some quotes on all of these things as well as deciding how I want to go about my flooring, one idea I was think for both aesthetics and also cost cutting would be to use the now popular choice of cement flooring that has been tinted and stained for the bathrooms. I have so many ideas about this space but I think it will be important for me to try and stay focused on budget rather than the "wants."

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Good good news..

Today I finally got some good news about a situation that has been plaguing my life for months...hopefully it will get resolved positively soon. The other good news that I had today was that I got in contact with some people that I want to work with on some future projects that I was planning (sidenote does it make me gay that I know the words to "I want to run to you" by Whitney Houston? lmao thats my shit). Tomorrow I have an appointment to meet with this clown David Wetzel from Barr Real Estate (this guy is fuckin the epitome of a unkept & sloppy) to see the building that I would push an old woman down the stairs to seriously I would do it for the for real...serious face. There are few things that would be deal breakers on this building though, primarily the price because if it exceeds $85,000/year then it wouldn't make sense to invest the time and money. To be perfectly honest I am hoping to get the building for $.50/square ft. because that way I would have more room to work with and have a larger profit margin. Also I need to go and do some speaker shopping because if my plan works with the building then I will have that 2500 sq. ft. space that I am plan to use to be an after hours spot downtown. In addition to that I am going to need some type of different lighting system that at least fits in with the theme of more than just a big ass room to party in, so I might even add a stage as well for live music.

In addition to all of this I need to start and making contact with the local shops and salons, as well as contacting people in town to find the best barbers, stylists, and braiders in the area and get them on board. I have a new total of 23 spaces available that I need to get filled and contracted upon. This spot is gonna be so fucking crazy people are going to be blown away and I think we might be putting a few people out of business, which although fucked up is actually my intentions. I need to start getting paperwork ready for the LLC registration, company logo, and a website made soon after. Soooo much shit too do but its all riding on tomorrow, hopefully tomorrow will be a day of good news as well.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Business Ventures...nothin new here

So I have been doing some thinking over the past months and have been slowly and in between my free time and busy life, working opening a salon/barber shop in Champaign sometime now. The initial reasoning was because there isn't really a good place to get your hair done or get a hair cut in town and I remember how difficult it was to find a good place that wouldn't fuck my hair up back freshman year. Never found one hence why I grew my hair out in the first place and why I get two hair cuts a year since I have to drive back to Chicago every 6 months to get it. Anyway I figure this might be the solution for me to get some profits into my life without having to put to much time into it because I am going to be focusing too much on school and the club shit. I need something that I can work about 10 hours a week and not have to really devote much attention to. I have an appointment this Thursday to see a building that I have been watching for about a year now (I wish I could buy that shit too bad the owner would never sell..bitch) and I think this building will be a perfect location for my shop and also a 2500 sq. ft. flex space that I might use to throw some little events throughout the year. The lease rate is probably the most important factor because if it exceeds 85,000 a year then this venture wouldn't work with that property.

Once I get the information I can begin to work out a expense budget and estimated start-up cost budget, as well as proposed renovations to get the building up to my standards and design. Based on my numbers so far I will have 8 stylists, 4 manicurists/pedicurists, 6 braiders, and 6 barbers. I want to have the very best in the city so I am definitely going to have to start talking to everyone I know to find out who is the best, and then start recruiting...aka jacking people lol. I plan to have a website created for the salon that details each worker, online scheduling, and personal email addresses for each of them. I need to figure out what products I want to sell as well because that's an additional way to generate more profits, so everything from hair care products, facial and skin products, to even refreshments. I think it will be essential to have a lead person in each area, who will have a the cheapest booth fee but will have the higher responsibility to make sure the area is clean and other shit. All of my people will have a key to shop so they will be able to work when it works best for them and their clients, this will be vital to creating the niche and flexibility that will attract workers. I think the best scenario would be to separate the women's section from the men's by the 1st and 2nd floor, that way they can truly at ease and comfortable.

I will need to holla at my financial advisor on some of the tax issues that I am concerned about (SHANA YOU READING THIS??!! lol) because I want to make sure that I get the most out of my money. Depending on the budget, timing, and feasibility I might be looking towards starting this project relatively within the next 3 months, primarily due to it not being that heavy of a overhead and once its done work can start immediately. The other good thing about this location is that with flex space idea I am having for the second floor it will provide a nice transition from the clubs/bars to our shit to our own club. In addition to this it will generate a little extra income that is always a big plus in my eyes, as well as providing something new and different to add to the nightlife. I need to check into the legal issues that I may or may not have with having the space and the inclusion of alcohol into the atmosphere. I am going to need to find some goons for security as well since I can't have any altercations in my place of business, that's just tacky lol. Plus it will be a fun after hours spot for me and my peoples I might just build a little bar in the mf'er. I need to maximize the potential profit out of the entire building, so by utilizing all the space for the shop and then having this flex space I think I will definitely hit this goal. Stay tuned to the pictures from the building showing Thursday.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ode to my

While watching a new movie on Ninjavideo tonight, "Kill Theory", I realized a very important truth as I would like to call it...there are some really FUCKED UP people in the world. So with that being said I feel comforted knowing that I own a arsenal that can put down a small army if need be...not that I am expecting it but in case it happens I am prepared. I think people do so many things to prepare for that "rainy day" in their lives but who really prepares for some shit like in "28 Days" or in "Friday the 13th" or even "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and the list can go on and on. Granted a few of these movies have characters that are magical and don't seem to die however everyone stumbles or at least gets knocked down after getting hit with good ole pump shotgun. So if you are too stupid and incapable of finding a fucking road and running down that shit well fuck you deserve to get ass fucked by the 7 foot nigga with a hockey mask and chainsaw. The fact remains is that in every single one of these movies there is either only one gun or one clip and they eventually either lose the gun or run out of bullets. WTF? Bullets are cheaper than bags of chips! So why the fuck would you only buy one clip or box of bullets??? Why not get the damn Sam's Club portion of bullets to go along with the rest of your groceries? Or go a even bigger step forward and get more than one gun! Granted I am not saying have a underground armory like they had in Terminator 2...although that would be the best birthday gift in the world! lol...but seriously people guns save lives when some nigga is in your house trying to mangle and ass/mind fuck you to death.

Some people think that my fascination with weaponry be it knives, swords, guns, a bit alarming or off base, hell a psychologist would see that as being a red flag to some fucking violent disorder...and you know what I say to that? You are the first mf'er dead when some shit pops off...who's house are you going to when you have a live or die issue the nigga prescribing you Prozac or the nigga with a AK-47? lmao...seriously tho. People are always so stunned and shocked when some shit goes down and they are crying and screaming and crawling on the ground and backing themselves into corners when they need to be up and fucking hitting record time sprints. Case in point, in one scene of this movie "Kill Theory" these ass clowns are in a van and the one psycho puts a laser target on this dude and shoots him...the first thing I thought was ok so the dude is clearly to the left and based on the shot and the fact that this is a normal rifle the best range he has is about 300-400 yds, and it was a bolt action rifle. So that means just run in the opposite fucking direction zig zagging and theres no fucking way you are getting hit. OK most people probably don't think about that or to that extent...thats fine. The point is I haven't heard of to many bulletproof niggas in real life (minus Tupac..and we see how far that went...and 50 cent lol) so if I have more guns and more bullets I win its just that simple. What if you run out of bullets tho Kris? Well that's simple...thats why I have knives...knives don't run out of bullets that keep on working until you drop it running like a bitch or the "villain" take that shit from you and well hey you deserve to get gutted at that point. This is why I think I will get everyone on my Christmas list some type of it a knife, night vision goggles, or a concussion grenade, the shit will be there to ensure that you make it out of that forrest, lake house, haunted hotel, or zombie infested city. Don't worry you can thank me later lol.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day...

Oh goodie Valentine's Day...a day to get those special someone's in our lives gifts and emotional anecdotes...well lucky for me that I technically don't have to get anyone shit! lol...that's pretty fucked up but I mean I got a budget and these holidays used to fuck me up back in the day...its not that I'm cheap but I am like most people aren't really in the mind frame to be trying to be grabbing multifamily buildings every year at this age so they aren't really worried about their spending habits. Maybe I am just cheap. I dunno. lol. Regardless though this year I don't have to worry about that this year so fuck it. I am a purgatory place in my mind right now although I'm fine I can't seem to find peace...a piece of time that's mine to not be bothered with a worry of nickles quarters and dimes. *Yes that purposely has a rhyme scheme and play with words* I feel like I am falling to the ground but I just can't seem to hit the bottom...just falling indefinitely and its really starting to get to me. I am trying to maintain and sustain my sanity but it's getting more difficult day by day primarily due to the reality that without this much needed push I won't reach my destination. I am trying to remain optimistic about the outcome of this situation but pessimism is peering over my shoulder like tomorrow eventually eclipses today.

I have spent the morning working out financial plans depending on certain situations and even with my base minimum I will be set off on a perfect playing field, however I would have preferred to get somewhat of an advantage but that's not looking likely. I was talking to my momma recently about this and as funny as it was its fucked up that its true, "our family never gets a lucky break, we have to struggle and fight for every opportunity we get. We just aren't that family that will be the ones to win the lottery." I am not complaining because I don't mind the struggle, the struggle is what made me who I am but damn...I would love to get a free meal one day. I guess I won't escape the hustle and the hustler in me...ah well back to grinding.

My valentine is Sphinx...what did he get for this special day? Food...and he couldn't have been happier.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Back @ It

So I recently have fallen off my blog horse and haven't been updating this thing as much as had been doing in the past but for good reason...been working towards getting these events set up for next year. There has been alot of communication amongst my crew about how what our next step is and I think its pretty clear, however there are lot of things dependent on this path so I am sorta back to feeling like Apollo with the weight on my shoulders. Since I was unable to take classes this semester as I previous had been planning to do that means that I will just spend the time refining other skills and learning new ones; real estate agent license, mixologist, photography, and motor cycle. I might go get ServSafe certified as well...I gotta check the dates. As soon as I get the Nikon D90 and my new Macbook Pro I am going to be taken photos everyday to refine my skills as quickly as possible, primarily because I usually can learn things pretty quickly in that type of realm. Along with that I will be working to build my company recognition and that is not just in Champaign-Urbana but in Chicago for the most part because that is the future transition so there is no time like the present to start preparing for that. I need to find me a graphics artist to redo the company logo for Karisma Effect because although I love the one we have, we need something that is more public and merchandise friendly.

The other thing I am going to start taking a bit more seriously is my workout plan because I am starting to see that effect of slacking which is something that I never really expected in my life, because I was able to eat whatever I want and barely gain any weight. My goal is about 205-215 however that needs to be a lean 205-215 so I need to probably lose about 10 pounds and then gain I am going to start cycling daily 10 miles and working out everyday so that I can just start getting my body back on track. I am going to contact the doctor who I wanted to do my lasik surgery and get a quote so I can work that in my figures so that I can stay on track with my budgeting and financial strategies that I have in place. I am really looking forward to see the day when I can check my debt to income ratio and see zero in the debt field, and a bunch of zeros in the income field. I need to start drafting information that we will be presenting to the building owners within the next few weeks, hopefully, because that property is the first step and after that a slight jog...then its a full sprint. I need to find a place where I can work on cars and store cars because not having a garage fucking sucks cuz I am not try to lug my tools to the basement of my next place. Working on cars is like a release for me and its a pretty nice hustle too, I am gonna look for a little spot that will be cheap for me to just store my shit and working on cars will just be a plus. That's the only problem with the building is that there isn't a place for us to store our cars and we definitely have a lot of them but I guess that just means carrying the handgun to and from and the car, however being so close the police station should mean something...should...In addition to that we need to talk to the other owners after we have secured the first place just so we can put our interest in the air. I don't play the lotto but it would be nice if I won that shit regardless lol. Ahh...I am looking forward to tomorrow....and hoping that it brings CHANGE

Saturday, February 7, 2009

3 new roomies

Well I just realized today that if things go according to my plan that I am be looking for 3 new room mates that will occupy the 3 vacant rooms in the building that I plan to call home in a few months. The only problem is I can't have 3 nasty niggas/chicks in my house cuz I would end up slappin somebody...or if they come short on the rent I would be the nigga to throw their shit outside on the sidewalk. I think I should start holding auditions for the new room mates like this is the real world or some shit lol. Then there's the other issue of having 3 new people will bring their friends too and if we have some unruly fucks in my house i might upstrap on them. This is such a shitty situation because I would prefer to have 3 people that are clean don't cause issues like breaking shit and pay their rent on time. However I don't think I know any black people that fit that description, I think it would be kinda straight for 3 girls to move in but I can't fucking stand having hair in my sink or shower so that's gonna be a problem too...i might just install a shop vac in the bathroom so they can suction that shit after everytime they leave the bathroom lol. Ah decisions decisions...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

On some Monumnetal Shit

So...for those in my circle of "I can remember your name without referring to facebook" know that I have been playing to host a dance competition at Foellinger Auditorium for like fucking ever...well now I finally see the ducks lining up for this shit...I have held off on doing this shit because everyone always has dance comps at this school but every year its the same fucking teams doing the same fucking routines and I honestly want to put my shotgun in my mouth and add a new orifice to my head. However since I enjoy the limited orifices that I currently have in my head I have taken the latter route and decided to do my own show. I figure that having some important people there to host and to judge and not have the same biased and wack judges people normally get would be step number one. Step number two would be to limit the amount of wack teams allowed to be in the show by fucking ZERO...which means that teams actually have to not be hot garbage to be show and will actually be competing for the large amount of money that I have decided to throw at them.. Large amounts of money you say? That's right all you dancers and dance teams that normally get a mere $1000 for the dance shows in the past and that's for first and nothing else...I have decided to raise the stakes in order to bring the quality teams out the wood work. 1st place is $2k, 2nd place is $1k, 3rd place is $500...with only 9-10 teams and a mere $150 registration I might as well be giving the shit away.

This is taking oodles and oodles of planning and scheduling but once i lock down the people for the show and lock up the location with contracts and padlocks, then I will put the shit out there and open the flood gates to getting the qualifying tapes, video links, and you tube uploads. That's right you have to prove that you are even worth competing in the show with video evidence, this ensures no wackness...cuz wackness is bad, mmmkay? I am going to try and get as many cool and important people to come to the show and do stuff but remember people this is a damn recession and these important people seem to want actual money just to go places so yea...I gave up the kidnapping a while ago so that shit is out...but yea right now I am looking at Chicago natives because those are my people so Stay tuned tho because once contracts start getting signed there will be video commercials, printed posters, and all other types of media that will be getting the word out about all this yea. Back to monumental shit.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Today was an interesting day for me because I realized that even though I am now 24 (feeling a bit aged lol) that I am still fairly young so I still have plenty of time to learn new things...which has always been my one regret about growing older. With each day that passes thats one less day, hour, minute, and second for me to learn something new and with all the things that I want to learn I have to be very efficient with the time that I have. I want to get some training on auto mechanics (formal training) and body work as well, real estate broker, home inspector, construction trade, and even photography. Knowledge is a great motivator and its the reason that I want to have a successful empire so that I can have the time and resources to spend learning...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


:.A dream is a physical and psychological condition characterized, at the physiological, for the loss of consciousness, the abolition of the motor and the reduction of organic life. In psychological terms, the dream is manifested by a combination of images, apparently without meaning, that psychoanalysts are trying to decipher for therapeutic purposes.:

I have been thinking about what dreams really mean to us in our lives..well in particular myself and my own dreams in relation to my life. I am not talking about a dream to open a nightclub or something like that I am talking REM sleep and actual dreaming of lollipop land and monsters. I normally use my dreams to come up with new ideas or allow me to solve an issue or problem that I am unable to figure out conscious. However there are the few times that when I allow myself to really sleep and as a result I end up having unbounded dreams about anything and everything. At one point in my life I felt as if dreams were potential paths that we either should or are encouraged to take, however I am unsure about that anymore. My other thoughts on dreams were that they were basically there to illustrate the truth about something that we were lying to ourselves about or just were ignorant to their reality. For example, I frequently dream about real estate & buildings that I have seen or just made up in the depths of my mental canvas, which I have redesigned or decorated adding to my empire. This was the evidence to only further the belief and passion in my real estate empire and to this day I still use my dreams to come up with new floor plans and interior designs/layouts. But not all my dreams are revolving around business and economic takeover lol.

I have known who the important people in my life are due to their presence or absence in my dreams and although while some may disagree on this as being my friend detector it has been very accurate so far. The problem though is when I dream about someone or something that I have either given up on or decided that is not the best path for me, yet it still plagues my dreams with its inclusion in the surreal landscape of my mind. I wonder if this is my mind or something "else" telling me that I am ignoring the path that I should be taking or should be exploring my atl law school or IL law school decision was a major one that I was dreaming about and even though I decided on IL I am still dreaming about ATL. Once I make a decision I usually give it alot of thought and consideration on both sides that I have no regrets later on after its too late to change that decision. Yet in this situation I am still having these dreams and its impossible for you to ignore the thoughts that your own mind is creating. Its almost like being counseled by you really can't ignore yourself because no one knows me better than myself.

Then there's the female inclusion in dreams...I am not like the average guy dreaming about slaying a harem of women that's not really dreams are about women I actually know and have some type of connection or involvement with lol. It goes from everything to reliving situations in the past and changing my actions to form new possible outcomes, to creation of new outcomes if things hadn't soured between us, however in the end it always ends up with me realizing in the dream that this isn't real life and I wake up. However I have to continue to ask myself if maybe I am dreaming about these select few because I have an unfinished connection or something...I have always felt that at the end of the day I will get what I want however there are these few...that make this understanding a fallacy. The one thing that is real is the sensations that the dreams create (lol not physical..easy) peace, bliss, satisfaction, warmth, anxiety, nervousness, even love but the intensity passes when I wake. The problem is that there isn't just one person that I am dreaming about so it makes things more complicated because its not like I am just out here like that is "the one" lol its more like "those are the 3-5" lol. The really fucked up part is that no matter how much I say it and even think it the reality is that there is one person out there that to this day is still my kryptonite and I re realized that a few months ago...I dunno...the shit is crazy to me because everything else in my life I can completely control yet this beyond me. I have the willpower to ignore it in day to day and conscious thinking and actions but during the deepest of dreaming I am plagued with the realities of my inner thoughts...but why? I just want to know why? Is this some "if you build it they will come" shit lol. It would be like my dreams we be like "Hey ass this is what you need to do.." because this is shit is confusing and fuck....or just make my dreams about me smashing Eva Mendez or Lauren London or something of that nature.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

on some Bilbo Baggins shit.

Yea I have been on some str8 hobbit shit for the past few weeks...I haven't shaved in about a month (trying to grow a beard or something like it lol cuz Debo said I have a Jew beard), I haven't left my house in a week I just been posted eating, working out, and watching movies and tv shows online (Supernatural is my new addiction I got 4 seasons to get through this weekend). I am sorta on hiatus until I get word on some news I have been waiting on hearing back from for about 2 months pretty much everything is on hold until then. On a side note I am pretty sure what I wanna do with my tats..I think Ima start with the two dragons (good vs evil) on each arm 3/4 sleeves then do a angel and devil tat...this is the problem I got three options:
  1. In the center of my back fairly large angel/devil mix (left side angel; right side devil).
  2. Going on my sides have and angle on the right and have a devil on the right side.
  3. I could just have incorporate the angels into the dragons and mix them some how.
Ima have to get it all worked out one tat at a time...oh goodie..The next season of Supernatural finished downloading...Kris signing off lol

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Workout Plan & Music

So while talking with Debo today we were chatting about him getting a scholarship to play football back in Chicago (congrats again clown) and because of that we both decided that we really need to hit these weights and workout plan. He obviously needs it for football while I am just trying to get huge..well huge'er lol. Currently I am sitting at 193lbs which is the biggest I have ever been before even in my hs track days lol (ahh the wonder years lol)...the funny thing is that I originally was shooting for 195 lol but now I want 220 so now that is my new goal. The hardest part that I used to have was that I could never put on weight because I was always so active but now that I am just working now and not so physically active and eat like 3 fat kids lol I have had less trouble with putting on the pounds. So the key for me to get my weight set at a lean (has to be lean otherwise its pointless) 220-225 would be to hit around 230 and then work it down. So with that I am going to get me a new bike (not ur regular old huffy lol something starting in the $500 range) and start riding 5-10 miles a day since I have shitty knees and it would do more damage to them to jog. Working out is one of the most relaxing and relieving things that I have in my life and it is absolutely necessary for me to stay level headed and keep my anger issues in check (my Ms. Carney can testify to that). Its not that I'm a lose cannon or anything its just the fact is that once I get to that point of no turning back for my anger its definitely a problem...I'm a one man army and I literally become a nightmare. That's a bad thing tho not something I am proud of...hence why I workout to keep that in check.

So workout music...well shit when I ride my bike...well back when I was in Chicago I used to ride along the lake front and ride 10-15 miles daily and I would listen to Linkin Park and that shit was so melodic...I would just be riding and the world be passing me by like I was in moving just moving forward through time...those are still some of the peaceful times of my life. So from Linkin DMX (Slippin' & Damien are my shit) Bone Thugs N Harmony. Actually I have to say that Bone Thugs N Harmony are still in the group of my favorite rappers...niggas forgot that Bone was killing shit in the hip hop world for a minute and I think they are coming back out with a CD..ima grab that shit...from LIMEWIRE lol sorry I got love for them but I got budgets too lol. Anyway not the type of dude who works out and then takes that bathroom shirt off picture...but please believe that after I get my 3/4 sleeve tats I most definitely will have one lol. Ima be one tatted the fuck up lawyer lol..but its whatever I gotta stay true to myself lol...I gotta rep South Shore...well I wont be jumping on limos throwin the C's up (lol had to take a jab at Tiff, but that shit was kinda sexy lol).

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gotta add this to Funniest Quotes of 09

So while watching the Bad Girls Club...(shut the fuck up lol I know ole girl Tiffany from high school...ahh Tiffany every nigga I know remembers Tiffany Torrence lol) anyway...back to the point. SO while watching the show Tiffany is talking to her dude on the phone and he says the most funny shit I have heard so far in the entire year (minus when the gay guy asked me if he could suck my dick because if I closed my eyes it wasn't gay lmao...still #1).

Tiff: "What you doing?"
Dude: "Smoking a blunt and cleaning my gat" thats whats good in the hood these days?? lol now I know I have come a long way from south shore...(76th & coles right off the IC Tracks...yea..Rainbow Beach but damn this is what niggas be on just smoking blunts, talking to your chick on the phone and cleaning the gat. That nigga is multitasking lol...cuz to clean a gun, uses both hands so he's talking on the phone with that shit on his ear and shoulder, all while balancing a blunt on his lip lol..amazing. But the funniest shit is that the fucking oxygen channel spelled out the word "Gat" ...lmao fucking hilarious...millions of white people across the country are looking that shit up now like wtf is a Gat? lol probably thinking they meant cat lol...ahh fucking hilarious.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Material Things

I have been wondering for some time now if I am a bad or shallow person because I like shit such as cars, clothes, electronics, houses, and pretty much a bunch of other shit I probably don't need. Well I have decided that I am not a bad person at all and that its ok for me and others to want more and more shit and not to be just "happy with what we got." The fact is I came from nada and had the desire to have certain things not because people think that they are the "must have" item but sometimes just because I like the shit. Take fore example vehicles...ahh my love of cars...I don't think its ridiculous to have numerous cars even if I don't drive them all the time because cars and driving is something I love. I think that if I bought something like a RollsRoyce then that would be materialistic because I don't like those kind of cars and that wouldn't be true to me. I think that as long as you remain true to yourself and don't become a sellout lol you will be good.

Keeping that in mind I have decided that I actually need to keep that in mind when it comes to chicks (ladies lol sorry if I sound like a dick head lol) because if I get a girl that is all about shopping walmart or target and feels that trendy clothes or expensive cars are frivolous then we won't work out too well. Now slow up before I get some backlash on that statement so I can explain my psychology here lol. If I think these items are important and part of the reason that I am working as hard as I do is toward these things and she doesn't have the same feelings or understanding that it will create problems. For example lets say she feels as though I am neglecting her for my work then she will immediately attribute it to I am neglecting her for these "things" [ work = things; work > her:. things > her] yea I had to hit yall with an equation lol, thanks PHIL 103. That doesn't mean im going for some gold digging chick trying to take half my shit (good try scallywag better read that prenup lol), I just need to make sure I have someone that is a little "materialistic" lol. Plus I have been listening to that Jamie Foxx song "She Got Her Own" and I have to say that if I didn't mind the potential mean mugs I would have that shit playing at my wedding. Like that dumb ass song that women seem to love from Beyonce "Independent Woman"...that shit was "She Got Her Own" is my shit because not only is she independent she is putting something into the deal. She not only can buy her own shit but if it came down to it she buy me some shit too, not that I am saying I need that but the option is nice.

This is a tip for the women out here...just are a boss in your own right and got your own shit (car, clothes, home, etc..) and then you get you a man who is also a boss and has his own shit right? Ok so now you two compliment each other right so now you start expecting shit (not all women but the majority fit this category) so you are thinking "ok well he makes good money and he knows I like " ______" so he should be able to buy that for me. Granted we all know you can buy it yourself but you want him to get it for you cuz he's your baby and all that bullshit lol. Personally I say that's some bullshit but ok I am usually that goofy nigga wine and dining lol so yea I grab you that "______" and you are all happy and like yay thanks boo and show your girls and they are like "Girl your man is the shit blah blah blah." SO not only did you get your thing but you also got to be the top chick in front of your girls but what do I have to show for myself?? Ok so you got a smile on your face lol...but all I see is a damn Misc. Expense in my Excel spreadsheet. This gets me to the point...where the fuck is my gift?! If you are a boss you should be out at the damn BMW dealership talking about "Yea I know my man loves this M5 in black with all the options...oh, its almost 100k? That's ok..ima boss wrap that shit up." Ok so maybe that was a bit extreme of an example..but the point is this..if you guy goes and grabs you that Fendi Handbag, why don't you step up to the plate and go grab that nigga a Macbook Pro...or he dropped you that Tiffany bracelet with matching ring, and you hit him with a Louis Vuitton Presidente' Briefcase...I mean it doesn't have to be quid pro quo, but you can't have the scales tipping in your favor because eventually he is gonna see you as just another bill and not a partner. Guys like Louis Vuitton shit too lol.

Behind Door Number 1...

I have been feeling lately that my life's decision are similar to a game show where you make a choice out of a select few and the suspense builds before you open the door you selected to reveal your outcome. Right now I am at one of these decision and I really wish that I could get a peek behind the different doors so I can make a more informed decision because just like on the game show I will only get one chance at making the best choice. The real problem is the fact that the choice I make can dramatically change not only my life but the lives close to me so a lot is riding on my shoulders. In addition to this decision I have a large problem in my path that needs some quick resolution for my timetable and plans to be put back on track, primarily me getting back into school this semester at U of I. I have done a lot of research on Illinois law schools and I think I am going to make my choices in order of rank starting with Univ. of Chicago, Northwestern, and Univ of IL, however with the 2 year accelerated JD program offered at Northwester I might have switch the first two. The sooner I can get done with law school the better because it will allow me to be done with the whole preliminaries of having to go back to school. I would prefer to finish my education in 3.5 years because that would mean that I am only two years off, had I finished school on time and went straight through to law school.

The main thing for me is to get back into Univ of IL this semester and take the Real Estate Agent and Property Management course at Parkland so that I can get both certificates at the same time I am finishing my classes for my undergraduate degree. I have to remain focused on getting my finances in order so that I can be prepared to purchase my first rental property in Chicago by this time next year...which translates to me having saved 100,000 in cash while at the same time having zero debt. That in essence means $8334.00 per month since I am not pushing that soft white and I doubt I can find me a part time gig making that it means I am going to have to get a mean hustle. I need to have a little chat with my investment go to guy who is a day trader and see what he projects he can do in year or to see what he thinks is necessary for him to make 100k from investing in a year. The main thing that I need to cut my frivolous spending and just cut back so that I can get my building and then I get that shit, which means no bike, SUV, or any other big purchase. I am going to try and refinance my school loans primarily my Sallie Mae (bitch) and see if it would be better for me to put that my Dept. of Education Loan together as one. Decisions decisions.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Addiction to Innovation

So I have decided that I am addicted to innovations...what the hell am I talking about? Why am I up at 4am writing in this hollow blog about what I am addicted to?..well this blog has become my outlet to those who carry to read it and those who don't...its basically turning on your kitchen sink and releasing the pressure built up containing those familiar words H2O that we call water. This blog is my outlet of all my ideas, thoughts, imaginative thoughts, irritations, decisions, answers, wants, passions, and my innovations. This is my virtual show and tell of my entire life...well not entire life lol, but it allows me to reveal things that matter to me without having to grab a loudspeaker and a lawn chair and posting up on the quad and giving my daily informational about what's going on with me. Well back to the point...the title of this addition to innovation. I think that I am truly addicted to being innovative because its has imprisoned my sense of reason and implores me to ignore the realm of rational amenities such as sleeping and distractions from work. The problem is that although some would conclude from the aforementioned statement that I am a prisoner of my work..however to the contrary not only have I become accustomed to my impractical lifestyle but it has become euphoric to my well being and sense of satisfaction. When I come up with a new idea, design, thought, or vision that will somehow impact change, illustrate a hidden beauty or display my own imagination into some tangible and visual, I am enthralled in a feeling of pure satisfaction and completeness that is uncontrollable and truly a natural "high" of my addiction.

My anti drug is thought...imagination...dreams...anything that is in the spectrum of mental conceptualization.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Designs and the Answer

Well I decided on the answer that I have been looking for and I have come to the decision that I am not going to move to Atlanta to attend Emory for law school and instead stay here in IL and attend an IL based law school. I am unsure whether or not I will be attending law school at Univ. of IL at Champaign or another Chicago school such as Northwestern or Univ. of Chicago, however regardless of where I am going to go it will be cheaper then if I were going to Emory. I am going to get information on all three of the schools and see who has the best real estate law program since that is what I want to practice. I am going to make sure that I get the highest I can get on my LSAT so I can try and get a full ride so that in case I don't want to be a Graduate Counselor that I won't have to be. The one thing I need to consider is that Univ. of IL offers a program that allows me to get into law school without even taking the LSAT and I am sure it will come with even more options for tuition offers. I am a bit relieved that I won't have to worry about this anymore and can focus on my real estate business, nightclub, and my personal real estate projects. I think I am going to try and get a part time job in either real estate or bartending.

The other thing that I was able to do was come up with some more potential designs for both my rental units and also my personal unit. I think that the designs I have are going to appeal to more students and people who want to have realistic yet upscale living spaces, especially with all the extras I am trying to include. For example I am thinking of offering pool tables or dining rooms tables for rent that can be placed into the dining room of the campus units, which is great for people who don't use formal dining rooms to eat like most college students. I have plenty of other ideas that I am currently working with I am thinking of creating a poll so that I can see what people like and dislike about their current rentals. I am going to continue to make more designs as well as start looking at the housing available in the area although at the present moment I am not interested in doing rental homes solely from the experience I have had living in them. I also need to start looking at some of the comparable units in the area so that I can not only match and surpass their amenities but also make sure that rent price is also comparable.

This is the design I made for my personal unit which will be made by combining two separate units on the same floor. That way I will have the floor all to myself and not have to worry about being bothered by anyone, especially since I want to live on the top floor...peep the workout room lol fucking serious.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Location Location Location

There has been a multitude of things on my mind lately about where I plan to be in the next 2-5 years primarily because my decision can impact either a positive, negative, or neutral effect on my life (and others). Initially my plan was decided: I would go back to U of I for 3 more semesters and finish up then go to Atlanta to attend Emory Law School. January of 2010 I would buy my building in Chicago and start my personal property monopoly in Bronzeville along with having my first place in Chicago for me to come home to. In addition to all of this we would have purchased the building in Champaign and the club would be up and running and be doing well with its new GM. The problem with this plan: I would be able to put as much work into the club as I wanted to originally and see it grow, nor my building in Chicago and would have to direct and supervise via cameras, telephones and financial data. The good thing about this plan is that I am able to simultaneously start three of my paths (club, personal real estate, & law school) and do something for me by going to Atlanta.

My next plan is similar to the first one except instead of going to Atlanta for law school I stay at Univ. of IL, Northwestern, or University of Chicago and that way I can focus on the club and directly effect its growth, as well as focusing on my real estate efforts in Chicago and if there are any issues I am only minutes to an hour away. This plan is seemingly getting to be a better and better solution for me primarily because I want to be able to ensure that these two projects are doing well and prefer to have my hands in the bowl rather than waiting for the finished dish. Not to mention I would have a larger support group by staying in IL and I know the areas better than Atlanta which would be entirely new for me to have to relearn.

The last plan is a little bit loopy because it would sorta be a mixture of all my ideas into one. Basically I would go stay at one of the IL law schools for a year and then transfer to Atlanta in my 2nd year and finish my law degree there. That way I can ensure that my business is doing well (at least 2 full years for the club and 1 full year for my building) and I will still have the opportunity to move and live somewhere else for a few years and see what Atlanta has to offer me. Along with this plan is the side plan of just buying a place in Atlanta and staying there for the summer and winter breaks, which will allow me to not only have my escape but also the ability to keep close eyes on my business.

So many decisions...the one thing that is for sure is that I will be finishing up my undergrad degree within the next three semesters so that by may 2010 I will be done, along with that I will have a building in Chicago that I will be renting out and living in as well. The last for sure is that I will be going to law school...somewhere...the where is the question...suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Design Possibilty #1

Well I had to start this post off right by calling out a few people lol...Carmen shut the hell up you creep lol and go to're still my buddy tho but your also still a creep. Ms. need you to take your mind numbingly gorgeous ass to sleep lol and stop scouring all the Baskin Robbins of Cali lol for that Mint ice cream you seem to be scouring for at these outrageous hours. Somebody needs to J. Holiday both of yall lol. Anyway...on to why I am writing this post at 5am. Well I just finished my first design of my potential unit, which obviously is dependent on alot of factors but regardless this is my first interior layout...any questions on what something is just. Please don't steal my shit because I don't wanna walk in someone's crib and see this shit because I will start wrecking shop in your home lmao.

The main thing about this design is that it stays with my open flow yet spots are clearly defined as their own environments. The basic layout of the space is that as you walk in through the central entrance you walk down/up a set of steps and to your left is the more private quarters (bathrooms & accessory rooms); while to the right is more of the communal spaces such as kitchen & living room. I created a 3 bedroom/2.5 bath unit that also includes my much loved steam room in the main units bathroom, although I might change the design of the master bathroom to that of the main units so I can have the steam room in my bathroom lol. I decided to stay in the minimalist design for each of the bedrooms with just the essentials and not too much clutter with furniture and other shit. I love the fact that I was able to get not only a workout room surrounded by mirrors (although those that workout with me know I never use them when I workout) but also one of the best things in the unit: the library/office! I intend on using floor to ceiling bookcases to go along on the entire left side of that wall, along a desk and chaise or sofa for me to sit on and read or listen to music and relax. I plan on using glass panels for the outer walls for both the workout room and library.

Then beyond this space you are confronted by two brick columns where a wall of glass with glass sliding/open doors are in front of you that led to the living room & kitchen areas. The first thing you see will be a black carpeted pool table and to your right you will see a "L" shaped sectional with a large square cushion with removable top to store blankets etc. and a glass/wood/steel coffee table. To your left will be the kitchen that will have stainless steel appliances throughout and 4-5 seat breakfast bar and a place to eat and drink (mostly drink if its my friends lol). Continuing forward you will see the patio doors in front of you and the dining room to your left that has a large sold table (maybe with some from of metal accents) that seats 10. I plan to create a set of shelving/storage that goes in the form of a "U" from the sides and back of the living room that will store time to beef up the collection. The other cool thing is that instead of doing another plasma I will use a projector so that it can be more of a movie atmosphere and more people can enjoy for those with bad vision lol, plus it will be cheaper since I am already getting three plasma screen for the bedrooms. The patio will be a simple patio with two chairs and cushions but with the addition of another one of my favorite things...a HAMMOCK!!! My life is all about relaxation...well it will be lol...and my home will be my place to relax and get away. Comments WANTED!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

IKEA, interior design, imagination...and keeping budget

I am totally in infatuated with bamboo flooring off all kinds of colors, stains, and even styles (wide plank, vertical strand, horizontal etc..). Which is why every single property that I own either jointly or singularly will have flooring of bamboo in place of traditional hardwood. In my mind I wanted to mix the naturally light pine colored bamboo with something a darker like an espresso or walnut color and have them stripe similar to these pictures. I was so happy to actually see an example of my idea being used so I can get a clear idea of how it would look in a real environment...and its fucking hott! The one thing I would want to play around with is the layment of the wood in contrast with the property. What I mean is in the picture they decided to go with a diagonal lay going right..I would want to get an idea of how it would like if it was laid vertically or horizontally, the opposite diagonal, or even
herring bone style (parquet) just so I can get all my options in front of me. I think that I will stick with keep the majority of my units a solid color, and make the penthouse unit like the real treat since it will always cost more. It would be really nice if I could find a way to make the roof of these units accessible by the tenants to make some sort of roof patio, they have them in downtown Chicago and new york all over the place. I think the main thing I will have to do is find a place where I can get a bulk supply of bamboo, stone (granite, marble, travertine, and ceramic tile. I am totally opposed to all things carpet lol...i fucking hate carpet and it looks like shit to rugs and textiles I am totally not opposed to. The main thing I need to figure out is what I am plan to include with all my units and what I need to leave for the tenant to purchase because I know I can get a bit buck wild when it comes to hooking a space up and I need to remember that these fuckers aren't inclined to take care of this shit and if they fuck it up ima wanna slap the shit outta someone and I can be slapping my tenants. At the present time I am thinking of staying with stainless steel appliances: microwave, oven (gas or electric still needs to be decided), dishwasher, and refrigerator and getting all the same kind for each unit. The only unit that may be different from the rest is the penthouse units, which may have a slightly more upscale version of each but its all dependent on the price and my bottom line, or I could just sell the penthouse units as condos...all depends.

There are also a few things that I want each building to have: updated boiler & central HVAC, updated circuitry with GFCI in all units, iron fence, adjacent parking lot/spaces, surveillance system with night lighting for parking lots, free wifi to my tenants, and outside meeting area that can be rented lol (barbecue pits lol).

I need to find a good interior designer that I can work with on all my projects that is relatively young or at least will provide me a discount if a continue to use them on my projects either per city or state...or if they are really a beast on all my real estate projects permanently. I have been searching through IKEA's website for the past 15hrs and I am thoroughly impressed with their different designs that they have and even their model rooms that are actually using the items in the space. I want to Chicago and just spend a day in both IKEA as well as other major Chicago furniture, and design stores/boutiques. There are plenty of different things that I want and I think that the best way for me to furnish/design my own spot would be to focus room by room so that I don't lose focus on the theme and design each room will have. I hope that I can build a office/library/music room in my own unit that is filled with floor to ceiling bookcases, a sofa or chaise for me to sit and read or listen to music, and a desk for me to work out my own designs and ideas with my files, computer, printer, and music. The shit is gonna be so retarded...people will never wanna leave my place lol.