Friday, June 12, 2009
So I went to the supermarket on my way home from work today. As I was putting my cart away and getting ready to blast some Michael Jackson and eat some fried chicken, I saw this lady standing in the parking lot. She had a couple heavy bags with cans and stuff. She very nicely asked me if I could help her by carrying her bags to the bus stop. I said yes and took the bags from her hand. As she handed them to me, she asked if I could give her a ride to her house. I said yes and proceeded to put her bags in my car and get her seated in the passenger seat. On the way, she told me that she had asked a couple for a ride and they had said no. She said they said "How do we know you're not going to hurt us?" She's 68 years old and has Parkinson's. It turns out her daughter was supposed to pick her up and never came. She tried to call her daughter on my phone, but there was no answer. I got her to her building (a seniors building around the block from our last apt.) and there was a bunch of old folks outside. He said "Watch, they're all going to be talking about how I got myself a black boyfriend." I helped her to her door with her bags and she told me about a street festival. Unusual trip to the supermarket, but I'm glad I was there to help.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
So we (the wife and I) were ordering korean bbq short ribs. I stopped at Whole Foods to see if they had kimchi. they did. DAMNIT! I'm posting this from my G1 and its really pissing me off that the g1 isnt correcting typos or capitalizing the first letter. this sucks. a lot.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
It's been a while since I've posted an update. I was fed up with my old smart phone, a Samsung i730. It was a dinosaur of a phone and ran Windows Mobile. It was dandy when the smartphone market took off, but for some time now it's just seemed like a dinosaur to me. I had an iPod Touch, which I used for email, music, and mobile internet. Once my Verizon contract was up, I started looking at their phone offerings. I wasn't happy with the Blackberry's they had and, being the Google fanboy that I am, I was drawn to the G1.
I research every gadget that I buy beforehand and had been tracking the G1's progress since before it's release. I've had it for a couple weeks and I'm loving it. However, my usual tech source, jkOnTheRun.com, only provides sporadic and fairly infrequent coverage of the G1 and it's Android operating system. However, I've found a source for my Android fix. A source for all things Android. I finally found a site called AndroidandMe.com. It's an awesome source for Android goodness.
Pics and updates to come.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wow. So, it's been a while since my last post. When I wrote my last post, my wife was very pregnant, but still up and about. We had purchased a crib and baby clothes. We had read volumes about what to expect when our little girl was born. Since then, my wife has given birth to my beautiful daughter, Penelope Madeleine Hepburn. I must say, we make a beautiful baby. haha. I'm kidding. I'm thankful that God has blessed us with Little Penny. She's the BEST. Simply the best.
Obviously I've been super busy, but I've been snapping pictures with my Nikon D40 non stop since she was born a little over three weeks ago on February 17, 2009, which incidentally, is Michael Jordan's birthday. She was also born within walking distance from MJ's statue at the United Center. You can find some of the over 1,200 pictures I've taken since her birth on my Flickr page. I've also posted this video on Vimeo since Youtube stripped the audio from my video due to copyright issues.
G0 B@by! from Dimitri Hepburn on Vimeo.
I've still got a lot to blog about. New sites, new blogs, new gadgets (including the Vivitar 285hv flash that was used in the picture of Penny in this post). So stay tuned!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
As the video shows, Young Berg was in Miami recently and took a drunken ride on a scooter. He crashed with a passenger riding on the back and police picked him up. He tries over and over in the video to explain to the officers that he's an artist (and therefore immune to laws that govern the general public). Then when his manager tries to come and get Berg's chain before he's shipped off to county, he hits a cop and runs away. This stuff is just ridiculous. This type of thing is the reason many of us would gladly welcome an end to the overblown, oversaturated hip hop era we're currently in.
Pardon my dangling participle.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Apparently I'm not the only person who doesn't get Tyler Perry's House of Payne. Now I have to admit, I've never seen his plays or his movies. I've just never been that drawn to any of them or had any of them recommended to me personally. I did try on more than one occasion to sit down and watch an episode of House of Payne. The acting seems amateurish at best, the writing is a bore, and the jokes themselves just seem to fall flat. According to Thembi over at The Smoking Section, I'm not the only one. Read what he had to say in a recent post. But of course, you can and should be your own judge. Jala.
Click here to read the the original post.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Click here to download.
It looks like a pretty fresh soundtrack. Here's a tracklist:
01. Notorious B.I.G. - Notorious Thugs (Featuring Bone 6:05
02. Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize 3:49
03. Notorious B.I.G. - Notorious B.I.G (Featuring Lil’ Kim And 3:12
04. Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy 5:01
05. Notorious B.I.G. - Party And Bullshit 3:37
06. Notorious B.I.G. - Warning 3:39
07. Notorious B.I.G. - One More Chance/Stay With Me (Remix) 4:28
08. Jay-Z - Brooklyn Go Hard (Featuring Faith Evans) 3:58
09. Jadakiss - Letter To B.I.G (Featuring Faith Evans) 4:00
10. Notorious B.I.G. - Kick In The Door 3:34
11. Notorious B.I.G. - What’s Beef? 5:12
12. Notorious B.I.G. - The World Is Filled…(Featuring Too 4:55
Short And Puff Daddy)
13. Notorious B.I.G. - One More Chance/The Legacy (Remix) 4:30
(Featuring CJ Wallace And Faith Evans)
14. Notorious B.I.G. - The Notorious Theme (Composed By Danny 2:07
15. Notorious B.I.G. - Microphone Murderer (Demo) 2:04
16. Notorious B.I.G. - Guaranteed Raw (Demo) 3:41
17. Notorious B.I.G. - Love No Hoe (Original Demo Version) 3:55
Thanks to The Smoking Section
Thursday, January 1, 2009
The nice folks over at The Smoking Section put together a list of notable albums of 2008. Of course any list of anything related to hip hop or music in general will generate controversy and debate. I'm not going there, but they've got download links to a gang of good albums that you may have missed. They've got 08's entries from The Roots, G-Unit, Jeezy, T.I., Killer Mike, Weezy, Nas and some others. Below you'll find the link to their post. I'm downloading Joe Budden's Halfway House as I type this. I missed that one and a couple others. The downloads are via Rapidshare, so you'll have to be quick about it. Also, if you're not a member and merely a free user like me, you'll only be able to download one each day. But it's a whole album for free. So get on it.
Click here, son.