Friday, July 31, 2009


Saturday, July 25, 2009


Sadly, my camera lens is broken(if anybody has a spare or wants to buy me one that would be dope), so I have to describe the past two days in words.

Yesterday I woke up early, drove to Canoga Park to pick up records that had just been pressed for George Thoroughgood and the Destroyers, because my uncle is his tour manager and they needed us(my aunt and I) to deliver them to Lodi, CA yesterday before their show in the evening.

Then we got on the 5 and headed up to Sacramento's general area. I called my friend and room mate Gino, who is from Sacramento, to see what he was doing. He informed me that downtown Sacramento has a music festival in a park every week and he would be attending it. I asked him to pick me up and he did.

Next, we went to the festival which was pretty fun, and followed that with dinner. we went to a place called My Barbecue Spot, and the tri tip sandwich there was delicious. We decided that we would like to go out to the bars in Downtown, so we went to Streets of London. I really liked the place, but there weren't very many girls there, much less ones I thought were very cute. We hung out there for a while and then went to the next bar. It was called The Distillery. There were probably 5 people there. Apparently it is packed there on Thursday nights, but last night was Friday so we had a beer and left. We went to another place called De Vere's(I think that's the correct spelling), and it was kind of the same thing as Streets of London, but the place was bigger so there were more people. None of the places we had been to had dancing, and that had been pretty much all I wanted to do last night.

We decided to go to the club that Gino's dad is part owner of, Ortega West. This is when the fun started. They play traditional Mexican drinking music and there is a dancefloor so I got my wish. I had never tried dancing like that and I took this as an opportunity to expand my horizons. I'm usually a person who will try anything once just for the experience, but I ended up having a whole lot of fun. I guess I was a pretty good dancer as well because Gino's sister called me "a natural". After we left, we visited the taco truck outside the club and ate again. Then I went to sleep.

This morning, we(my aunt and I) drove back to LA and I am safely in my room as I write this. Overall, I had a great time and I was happy for the hospitality that Gino's family showed me, as well as glad I could share in some new experiences and local culture.

Note: I am always hesitant to post something right after P talks about some real ish, but I figured that if i didn't put it down right now i would forget some stuff, and I would hate to leave anything out of the story.

It's Just My Thoughts Vol. 3

Volume's 1 and 2 are from back in '07. (yeah, we been doin' this sh#t for a minute)

Two things happened to me yesterday that I think have enhanced my perspective on a lot of things.

First, I went to Chipotle before work (I got a burrito bowl, if you cared) and while I was in the 'assembly line' the man in front of me held things up for a few minutes because he was dissatisfied with the amount of chicken in his tacos. He told the lady he wanted more chicken, and she told him it would cost more money. He then went on a mini-rant about how he gets less and less chicken every time. Now, if you know Chipotle like you should (in fact, if you don't eat Chipotle then just log off your computer) then you know that the size tortillas that they use for the soft tacos isn't exactly a wide canvas for the burrito designers to ladle on extra lbs of chicken. Anyways, the thing I gathered from that is that you must really be on some sh&t to complain about the amount of chicken on your Chipotle tacos. One of the things that I have been trying to teach myself is that we all have a finite amount of energy before we can go chill with Pam and Mike Jackson. That said, why waste energy on that?

Just a thought.

The second thing that happened was during my work shift. We keep packages for our residents in the back of our office, and a resident had left 17 packages back there. Not exactly sure why, but she just never came to pick them all up. My manager asked me to help carry some boxes to the girl's car in front of our office, so I did. As I set down the last two boxes the girl looked at me and said, "Well, that's all 17, ughhh, I'm gonna kill my mom."

I just walked back in and kept on with my shift. Mom references make me think, they make me miss, they sometimes bring tears to me, but they happen multiple times a day and I'm glad they do. Every single one of us is ungrateful at times, especially to the people who got us to where we are.

Next time you feel like complaining, or feel like you're going to say something ungrateful, pick something you can do to add positivity to your life. Wear a pink shirt and tell whoever you see to raise their breast cancer awareness, read about someone legendary and understand their story, or just call Mom (or Grandma & Auntie) and tell them they're beautiful and you love 'em. Stop wasting your energy for things that don't benefit you and the world we all live in. Like I said earlier, we have a finite amount of energy, but the affect that we could have on people can be infinite, that affect is mostly determined by how we use that energy

Cliff Notes: Negativity FTL

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


So, I've been in the lab lately. This is an announcement to all the fans out there. Yes, all 7 of you. I'm here to let you know that my new mixtape, TWO, will be coming out in August-ine.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Make Her SAY

If you haven't seen it yet. I dunno how much i like it, but that's for you to decide.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This weekend

I will not be blogging. I may be tweeting. I will be drinking.

I'm the motherf*****' birthday MAN, with the world in the palm of my hand.

Hit me up if you will be in VEGAS.

^^^easter eggs in there, somewhere.^^^

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I need one.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Z A N A D A : CR

This brand is about to blow up. You heard it here first.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hey I'm Patrick

...and I like to blog a lot. Hamilton, yeah he's a blogger too, but I blog more. Blase blase, here's a picture of Blake Griffin.

Just kidding guys, but hit me on my twitter if you wanna hear what I have to say on a minute to minute basis. Tempting... I know.

    follow me on Twitter

    Thursday, July 9, 2009


    Like this, right about now

    Top of the world, Ma

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    L - L - L

    ESPNRise recently named Loyola High School as the 4th best athletic program in the country.

    They'll be No. 1 soon.

    If I Say ...

    what first came to mind when I saw this, it would most likely be considered inappropriate.

    But she's famous because everybody saw her have sex with Brandy's little brother.

    But there are so many people that I would've picked before her, but I guess that's why I'm in marketing class right now.

    highlighting FTW


    Tucson Sunset from my patio.


    young Blake Griffin, bout to play through all the bullsh#t

    Here's what Blake Griffin has going for him.
    - He's the No. 1 pick in the draft. Recent memory suggests he could be the next LeBron James, Dwight Howard or Yao Ming. Or at least have that kind of impact on his franchise.

    - He's going to the second largest media market in the league. Even though the Clippers are known for being terrible, they're still in LA, and they still play at Staples Center. If he can build the Clippers into a perennial playoff team, he becomes one of the more recognizable NBA players in the country.

    - He's an absolute beast, but more importantly has a work ethic that is off the charts and similar levels of confidence and poise. In his sophomore year at Oklahoma, Griffin took cheap shot after cheap shot and never retaliated.

    For the Clippers, Griffin gives them everything they need. It is the job of the organization to develop him (along with SG Eric Gordon) into the face of the franchise. For an organization that can never seem to get it right, the Clippers have a golden opportunity to start over. A couple of months ago they were a longshot for the first overall pick, with a roster that didn't look promising at all, and no cap space in sight. Now, they have Blake Griffin, and the challenge of helping him have the same impact as Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Tim Duncan. I for one, think it could happen. If it doesn't, I don't know what I'm gonna do.

    Monday, July 6, 2009


    OH and Drake is somewhere in there too.


    My weekend > Yours


    Much respect to Roger Federer. Most Grand Slam titles ever, and even more class.

    Corny cliches FTW

    Saturday, July 4, 2009


    Friday, July 3, 2009

    Kobe v. Artest


    Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    Happy July