Daily Archives: August 3, 2012

Today’s Word is… REDUNDANCY

Perhaps my least favorite activity is online job hunting.  It’s a job itself.  Searching postings, forwarding resumes, scheduling/attend interview, get rejected. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.  Most of the job boards are full of fluff, advertised as a great entry level management opportunity but in reality you’re just soliciting paper clips and vacuum belts to irritated business owners #NBCSpoilerAlert.  On the other end, you  have temporary agencies who basically spend their time looking up the same job postings you were.   “Tristan, something has just came in, I think its a great opportunity” “So uh, how do you feel about paper clips?”

Paper Clips...fail.

Job hunting isn’t the only source of redundancy in my life.  Unfortunately, my social life has been on auto-pilot for a while as well.  Feel like I’ve been having the same conversations with different people of the same group. It’s either


“Damn bro, you been hiding what you been up too”

“Nothing much man, just working really”

“Oh yeah i feel you…yo you heard <story about fight, so and so got locked  up, someone else got out, such and such is pregnant now>”

“Damn thats crazy”

“yeah man, yo you got my jack we gotta get up sometimes”

“We do man, holla at me”


“I miss you”

“I miss you too”

“No you don’t that’s why you’re always too busy for me”

“We’re talking now aren’t we”

“Oh its only because you’re bored”

“Am I supposed to hit you up when I’m busy”

“You just don’t get it…never mind”



“We need to talk”

“About what now”

“Us…this situation…”

“Has anything changed since the last talk”

“Yes i haven’t even <something i have told her i needed her to change>”

“But <proves how she’s lying, shows all my work>”

“See you always do this”

(there’s ALOT more to this maybe i’ll get more into detail, maybe I wont, stay tuned)



“Hey you what you up to”


“Oh same here how was your day”


“Why are you being so short with me”

“I’m not”

“What I do this time”

“Nothing I’m just upset over something i shouldn’t be”


“You already know so why bother”


Yes, I’m the cliche negro that will text k as an indication of this conversation being over.

I guess lately I’ve been feeling like I’m in a rut.  If someone else told me this I would say, go head and switch your style up but it’s easier said than done.  Perhaps I need to move and start over someplace.  I forget where I was going with this, I’m rambling.



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Today’s Word is… START

Proverbs 17:27

Take em to church

Is this thing on?

As my title implies, its only fitting the first post be brief.  I’m Tristan, a man of few words, well Stan of a few words since every carnation of A Man of Few Words was taken already.  I’m starting a blog, as evidenced from my first 14 titles being taken already I was perhaps 6-7 years too late, but hey what can you do?  I’m not fully sure why it took so long. I love writing, it’s my favorite form of expression.  Ever since way back in elementary school, I was the kid who used to go in with the blue books.  My weekend was never as exciting as the other kids but I would lie like crazy.


Dramatization. Me, during journal time

[Flashback: So one time I made up a story about flying to my grandfathers house.  Now I had never flew before (actually still haven’t) so I wasn’t fully sure of like how the whole airport system worked. Also I lived in Boston and my grandfather lived in Queens so the fact that I (allegedly) flew to NY and back in a weekend already made Ms. O’Brien suspicious. So just to be mean she not only made me present my entry, but opened the floor to Q&As.  Only six years old. Played myself. Hard body.  Still hate her for that.]

18 years later, here I am walking to the front of the classroom with my blue book.  My life is slightly more interesting now.  As for what this blog is, I’m not fully sure yet.  I’ve done topical blogs before (a couple of sports blog, relationship advice, poetry, songs -_- , its amazing the things that pop up in a Google search), but this will be different; I will write when I’m inspired.  Perhaps daily, perhaps weekly, monthly maybe this will be my first/last post (likely in between the first and second one). Welcome.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Rome wasn’t built in a day, this blog was.  Over time I will be tweaking alot of things, trying to finally utilize the design and desktop publishing skills I learned.  Also, I’m still trying to find a niche so this blog might seem all over the place initially but hopefully you’ll stick around when it gets better.


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