Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Block...

I grew up in East Side San Jose. Not the best place to grow up. Gangs, drugs, violence. Growing up hood was probably not the best way to go. Once shit got pretty intense, my folks decided to up and move to Riverbank, CA.

Riverbank, CA?!?!?!

Yeah...Riverbank, CA. Also known as RBK.

I'm about to be 34 years old in a few weeks. And in those years, I want to tell every single person one thing...


I'm not perfect, nor do I want to be.

I'm just an average guy who did whatever he needed to do to get through in life.

I'm not better than this person or that person. I just am.

If there is one thing I's being loyal and enjoying life.

As I sit here, alone, in my two bedroom apartment, I realized one thing - I got a good fucking life.

Not because I have a good job. Or because I make good money. Or because I'm some outrageous fucking blogger. Or because I have a really cool fucking fan page with amazing ass followers.

It's because I have surrounded myself around good people.

See, I'm just like you and the rest of the world. Another person just trying to enjoy life. What that means to other individuals, is up to them to decide. For me, it's appreciating the shit that I can control, that I can appreciate and that I can in, night out.

I'm not writing to preach to the choir, rather, it's to let those who surround me know, that I'm thankful.

Thankful for having friends and family who are down for me. Ride or die.

Thankful for dealing with the shit that confronts me and I learn how to deal with it.

Society is a crazy fucking place. Everyday we are challenged by all sorts of shit. Whether it be relationships, family, friends and the latter...a lot of us tend to focus on the shit that bring us down rather than bring us up. We've all been there. We've all had bad shit happen to us. Luck that just ain't lucky.

I'm here today to tell every person that you gotta be better than that. You have to look at your life and realize that what you make of life, is what you'll get out of it.

When I started this blog, it was just a hobby. A goddamn fucking hobby, people. Nothing more. Nothing less. It was a place where I could say some shit that I went through. My opinions. My thoughts. My knowledge on how I see shit works out for me, for people, for society as a whole. It was a place that if you needed a laugh, you went there. That's it.

I don't think of money. I don't think of fame. I just think, "What the fuck am I going to talk about today?"

I surround myself around good people. Ok, not all the fucking time, but you get the picture. People who not only know who the fuck I am, but, know what the fuck I'm all about and are down with it...right or wrong.

No one is perfect. That's what makes us perfect. Imperfection.

Don't get it twisted...there are some crazy ass mother fuckers out there. Some who just need to be locked in a room with concrete walls with Miley Cyrus music tracks playing all goddamn day.

But to those who are part of the norm, I want to tell you this:

Appreciate the shit that surround you.

The people. The friends. The family. The strangers.

We're all haters. This includes me. Hell, this includes newborn fucking babies.

I went out with a few of my boys tonight. We ate. We drank. We shot the shit til we shit ourselves. Ok, maybe that was just me.

That my friends, is what life is about. Enjoy the shit you never want to leave.

I surround myself around good ass people. Sure they may give me a head scratch from time to time but you know what? Who gives a fuck?! I know, the mother fuckers who are down for me, I'm down for them. Ride or die.

RBK for life. No it's not a gang. It's a family. One that looks out for one another and can support a brother through anything. Life. Death. Catching herpes. That type of shit.

My block is solid. block is what keeps me going every goddamn day. Fans. Friends. Family. Even those broads who actually liked my sorry ass since the 3rd grade.

I'm humble and appreciative. Why? Because my life could be a lot fucking worse if I wanted it to. But I don't. Ya feel me?

100% of people reading this are probably asking themselves, "J, what the fuck is up with the emo shit?" My response: "What the fuck IS up?" Ask me if I care? I'm just being real. That's the beauty of this blog. You never know what the fuck you're gonna get.

Ok, I'll admit, I'm drunk. But while I am drunk, I realized that I got a good fucking matter what the fuck I've been through. I know y'all do too.

I got good people that surround me. This includes you fuckers reading this. How do I know? Well, y'all are reading this, aren't you? That's love right there.

Many thanks to everyone who has been down for me and The CREW since day one. Especially my friends, family and RBK. You make a mother fucker humble.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, I got nothing but love for y'all. Even you crazy fucking people.

I know, I know...J, you're drunk...go the fuck to sleep.

I will.

I'm out.

PS - And to those folks out in RBK...this one is for y'all.


Anonymous said...

One of the reasons why I go to this blog daily. Real talk all damn day! Much love, J-Wun and Crew.

Anonymous said...

Always coming with the realist shit, J.

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Anonymous said...

Can I get an Amen!

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Anonymous said...

Truth right there, GG.

Anonymous said...

Love it when you're drunk.

Anonymous said...

Omg! I grew up on the eastside of San Jose & I now live near Salida!! Damn this is a small world! Keep up the good work!

8) said...

Thanks J, I needed to hear what you had to say.

Peace to you my "brother from another mother."

Much love from Palm Beach, FL


Anonymous said...

Word. LOL. Good times have been had fo sure