The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades

Saints of Hip Hop

Collect them all!

•Big L

•Big Pun

• J Dilla

• Dj Dusk

• Eazy E


• Heavy D

• Jam Master Jay

• Makaveli

• Nate Dogg

• Notorious B.I.G.

• Ol’ Dirty Bastard

• Pimp C

• Gil Scott-Heron

Available this Sunday March 11th at Beat Swapmeet come look for them =)

Its a Beautiful Life!
April 6, 2010, 11:05 pm
Filed under: Art, family, gardening, Inspiration, Life

I just love weekends at my parents house!

My sister made some stencil stepping stones for the garden.

A Home Cooked Meal
February 23, 2010, 12:13 am
Filed under: Cooking, Inspiration, Life

I worked my ass off last week so even though its Monday, TODAY is my day of rest. I slept in, woke up slow, then took a long hot shower. I turned on some jazz music, cleaned up the kitchen and then cooked myself the best fuckin lunch I’ve had in a long time! Parmesan crusted grilled cheese with pesto, home made sweet potato fries with curry ketchup and some apple & orange wedges. To top it all off, I had a chilled coconut water. I’m pretty happy about being ME right now.

The best things about this meal are that I made it myself, it was delicious and free.

An Escape to Big Bear
February 7, 2010, 6:55 pm
Filed under: Big Bear, Cooking, Friends, Inspiration, Life, Photography, Road Trip, Travel

After working 15 hour days at the Rose Parade floats, I really needed to relax. My friend Abigail found a cabin in Big Bear with a jacuzzi that sleeps 4 quite comfortably for $100/night, we were in! Two days after New Years, we headed up the mountain. On this trip was Abiana Jones, Wyldeflower, Anichiban, O-Twizz and myself. We stopped at a grocery store for supplies and were on our way. We didn’t do much but RE-LAX, enjoy home-cooked meals & play a little outside. Here is my photo essay of the experience…

The End.

Groundhog Day – The Power of Change
February 3, 2010, 6:29 am
Filed under: Funny, Groundhog Day, Inspiration, Life

Ever feel like this? Ever feel like you do the same shit day in and day out? It starts to get annoying doesn’t it? Anytime you’re in a rut, remember Groundhog Day & remember that YOU have the power to make each day different. You can choose to wake up & CHANGE your routine, your actions, your behavior and your life to get the maximum potential out of it.

The Cajun Chef – Justin Wilson
December 8, 2009, 8:28 am
Filed under: Cooking, Inspiration, Justin Wilson, Life, The Cajun Chef

People always ask me how I learned to cook. I must say, I’ve always loved to eat. So cooking just grew out of that desire. When I was in 4th or 5th grade, CABLE TV came to our neighborhood! Now instead of 7 network channels & some rabbit ears, we had 100 stations and great reception. I was like Jim Carey in Cable Guy loading my brain with hours of couch potato, brain numbing cable tv. I feel like my grandma now… “back in my day, we didn’t have…” cable tv. During the early days of Cable, I loved to watch cooking shows and my favorite was The Cajun Chef with Justin Wilson. I used to loooveeeee it when he said, “I Garontee”, I used to say it myself all the time to get laughs out of people. Anywho, my friends Katie & Linda from my street Zion Ct. would come over to my house & we would film imaginary cooking shows while actually cooking real food. Grandma always let us do our thing. My Grandma O’Neill lived with us half the year and half the year in New Jersey or Virginia. While she was with us, she always loved any action in the kitchen. You shoulda seen the excitment in her eyes when she would make her famous Sausae & Peppers recipe. I think her zest for cooking rubbed off on me.

Do you guys remember Justin Wilson?

This one’s for Lastman! The Cajun Chef talkes about Squirrel Hunting

Just gonna get a little wiinneeee

Ok one more. “In’t dat a beauty? In’t dat a beautiful red snapper, I garontee that she fine wooonnnnn!”

After pursuing a career as a safety engineer, Justin traveled up and down the bayous for years telling Cajun stories. He found an ever-growing market for his tales, and was finally persuaded to put them on record so that a vast number of people could enjoy them. That very first album sold more than a million copies. I just bought my copy & I’m so excited to get it in the mail!

He described himself most often as a “damn good cook”! And it was his Cajun cooking that gained him the most notoriety. The author of seven best-selling Cajun cookbooks and two books of humorous Cajun stories, his cooking series were aired from coast-to-coast on Public Television and worldwide on Armed Services television. Justin died September 5, 2001. Check out his website for more info.

Thank you Mr. Wilson for being such a crazy old man and one of my inspirations in the kitchen! Rest in Peace.

Thank you to my Grandma O’Neill “Gram” for being such a crazy old lady and also an inspiration in the kitchen. Rest in Peace.

Speaking of “damn good cooks” look what Raekwon tweeted about me the other night… I’m still blushing!