Saturday, August 27, 2011

Romance & Rebellion (Hurricane Irene Night 1)

Yooooo, what's going on folks? So for those of ya who don't know, the East coast is supposed to be gettin hit with a hurricane tonight (Saturday @ midnight) and I don't know how long it's supposed to last. Me personally, I'm convinced this is just another Y2K, remember that? I mean they even shut down the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) for my non new York readers, or those of ya who didn't know what it stood for. Granted, it's better to be safe than sorry, but if you ask me this is some sort of government cover-up to something big. Like maybe some aliens are coming down to get settled under ground in Connecticut and there needs to be a distraction, but that's neither here nor there.... Lemme shut my mouth before I end up missing. Lol

^Look at Grand Central Station^
In my whole 24 years of living in NYC I've never
seen the MTA shut down like this. Crazy!

Needless to say I'm home, bored out of my skull. It's been raining all day and with this so called "Hurricane on it's way, the city has been shut down. I been sitting here watchin TV and thinking about my usual all day. I gotta be real with you, I wanna go to this girl crib and get some mean wops. But considering that the cabs and or busses or trains aint workin, and there's NO way in hell I'm walkin over there, I don't see that happening! Lol.

Anyway I got an Eno Bull News Update for ya:
I've decided (about a week or two ago) that I am gonna start growing out my beard til January.

 ^Day 1^
Full Story Here:

However this blog post is about something I heard while I was watching TV (if you can consider it watching, it was more like listening while surfing the web.) But while a show about Hot Rods was playing, I heard a dude say "This car is all Romance and Rebellion" or something to that effect. And it was just one of those things that catches your ear and sticks with you. Like it was meant for me to hear it. Why you ask? Because those two words together are what make me. I am the marriage of Romance and Rebellion. I mean think about it, sometimes a hopeless romantic and always a rebel. I swear when I heard it, it was poetry to me. I swear I feel it's almost Tattoo worthy, but I may not go that far. But I do know I want to use it as a title for something. Maybe a future project, or maybe the words will just rest in the background of my thoughts til they serve some sort of purpose for me. But I just wanted to share that with ya. It won't be the last time ya hear those words from me "Romance and Rebellion!"

Stay Up and Stay Tuned.
And please be safe, Avoid going out if you don't have to and be with your families!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The OG

This post has little to do with anything. I literally felt the need to post some pictures of me and my grandmother on the internet, and so what better place to showcase em than on 'Tha Bull Pen?'

I went to grandma's Nursing home today and figured I'd bring Candace along because I can't remember the last time grandma and I took a picture together.
Obviously (you should) know that I have more love for this woman than words can even begin to explain, and I feel that we have an amazing relationship. Even tho she is sincerely convinced that the arms attached to my bod y belong to someone else (cause she refuses to believe I would get tattoos on purpose) and she feels that my pants should be worn higher! Yeah Right lady! Dream on! Lol, But that's my heart. God knows I appreciate everyday he gives me with her in my life.

^I swear this is the only person that can make^
me smile my actual smile!

^Us 24 years ago^

^Found this while looking for another pic of^
OG and me in the archives....
Rudy Had to be a year old so I had to be about 5.

^Thanksgiving 2010^
I believe.... But def TG, I remember my sweater.
Freakin love this kid!

^Look at Grandma's house wear tho!^
There's not a grandma in the world with more swag than mine!

In conclusion, I Effin love my grandma and she has more swag than yours! That is all! Lol

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Post no. 207 (Post Birthday Re-Cap)

Allllrrright! So, What's going on Bull Penners?
You're favorite blogger has been 24 for about 46 hours or so now. How'd it go. Lol I gotchu. Pull up a seat.

Saturday night:
August 13th, 10:45pm
Mylez had been promoting for a party at Honey Lounge so that's where it was for the night. There was a BBQ going on in my back yard, but I was not in attendance. I was in my room sleeping in a planking position lol. Trying to get some rest before showtime. When I woke up I made it my business to go to the back and get a plate of "Imma drink heavy tonight so let me get some food" food. I came back upstairs, took Juno for a walk and hit the shower shortly after. I had my outfit ironed and laid out on my bed since around 5:30 (Could you tell I was excited? Lol) and I NEVER Iron clothes, yeah I know, call me what you want, my shit be clean lol. Anyway, 11:20 came around and I put on my fly ass threads and walked up to Mylez crib. We chilled for a minute while we waited for our ride. 12:00 came through and already the texts and calls were comin in.... Damn I'm loved. Buddy forgot his watch at my crib so we came back down the block, where my mom, uncle, brother and cousin sang "Happy Birthday" to me. Lol. So Penny showed up and we got in the car, went to go get Eish and headed downtown.

A lil more than half way there it began to pour like nobody's business... I'm talkin movie rain, But it literally rains on my birthday EVERY year. By now I've learned to embrace it. Plus that aint stop nobody. We got downtown and met up with the team, but not before we dealt with the gayest faggot security/bouncer nigga I've ever encountered. Lol I wish I had gotten his name so I can put his ass on blast, but whatever, we not tryna kill the happy mood right?
I walked in and met Perse, Sue, H, Jayo, and his lady. Shit was real live. H treated me to a cup of my favorite: Patron and Red Bull.. MMMMMMMMmmm! lolol. Shortyl after Chris showed up with Kay, Jasmine and Jason, How real was that I really appreciated them showin up.
Chris proceeded to buy me about 3 cups of Patron and Red Bull and Buddy bought me about 2. Lol Have you lost track of the amount of drinks? Lol You do the math. So the party went on I danced with this mystery faced chick with thee softest ass! Lolol. I think it was about 2:45-3:00 when Khaya showed up. So the party was poppin, I enjoyed myself and the night came to an end....

^First Shot (Picture and drink)^
of the night.
This Patron however is not recommended. 

^I pulled off^
red denim very well 
If I say so Myself!

^Now, What's my Name?^

^You are now in the presence of some^
smooth Criminals!

August 14th, 11:34
I'm waking up real early these days.... I woke up to the sound of heavy rain hitting my air conditioner, and a gloomy grey light carefully creeping through the curtains. I thought to myself: "The Rain doesn't change the fact that it's my birthday. God blessed me with this day and I'm gonna enjoy it rain and all!" Thank You Lord!
So I chilled around my room for a while til I logged on to 'All the Parties' to see how many pictures I ended up in last night. I saw em laughed and got up to get my day started. Buddy hit me up and told me that he was going to the lab later on that night, so I figured I'd go too. Like I said the rain aint stoppin nobody, imma go chill with my niggas. So Mylez showed up, me and Rudy got in the car and were on our way.
When we got to Perse crib everything seemed normal, I walked to the top of the steps and tried to get into the studio. Opened the door..... and...... SURPRISE! Ya should have seen the look on my face. LOL! I swear I should kick myself for not seeing it. But these people get me EVERY year! I'm not playin they did the same thing last year at the same place lolol. But I loved it and I was sincerely surprised. I was more surprised at how they planned it last minute, but it worked out real well.

Reg and Stace came through, Perse and Sue of course, H swung by, Che came through, Penny of course and a second surprise also showed up. I know what you thinkin: "Oh shit! they got you a stripper?!" Lol, nah, no naked bitches for me (At least not there) lol, my cuz Kessler who is in town from Miami came through and with a bottle of Gold Patron! Wow! Lol ya kknow I'm a lil borderline alchy so that just topped the night of so well! We all had shots and cracked jokes for the rest of the night. Came home and had a great "Brother's talkin" convo with my lil bros.

^Love the Sign in the lab^

^I don't know who took this pic^
but I like it.

^No caption needed!^
But doesn't this remind you of this?

All in all I got everything I wanted for my birthday! My Family!
To all of you who came out to celebrate it with me, to all those who planned it and to basically all of ya, thanks a Mil man! I Love ya and appreciate ya more than I can explain.

To my mom, my uncle Elvis, Samantha, Ieisha, Buddy, Perse, Sue, Jayo, H, Penny, Chris, Kay, Jasmine, Jason, Khaya, Rudy, Keith, Che, Kess, Reg, Stace, D who came through today to kick it with me, even Momo and Jordae, this weekend was poppin yo! And I have ya to thank for it. I can't say "thank you" enough man! And I know there's only much better to come for all of us! See ya in Vegas next year! AAAOOOWWW!!!

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thirsts & Curves

So D came up with a series of Thirst bucket moves and Curves to break down the different people who suffer from and or dish em out.
We Ustreamed for an hour and change. It's something we plan on doing a lil more often so check out the second episode and come back next time.

(^Hope you got an hour to spare lol)

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Birthday's Eve

What's going on ya? It's that time of the year again! My birthday is here.... Or at least it will be here tomorrow, or tonight at midnight depending on which kind of clocker you are. Lol, either way we are on the eve of my 24th birthday and I just wanna take this time out to give thanks for so many things, cause Lord knows tonight I will be intoxicated and it's possible that tomorrow I will still be intoxicated. So let's just get this out the way now.

(The big guy upstairs)
I wanna thank God for continuing to bless me with life each morning thus far. He and I both know that it's not promised and that at any given moment I can breath my last breath. I know that he's disappointed in me every time I have an unproductive day, but he also knows I'm workin on it, right Big Homie? Lol, Thank You Lord!

(My Main Lady)
Words couldn't possibly begin to explain how much I love my moms yo! For real, we may have a few disagreements and sometimes I KNOW I piss her off, she tends to get on my left from time to time but that doesn't take away our love for each other. And although I tell her every day that God gives me life, I  love her. And if it wasn't for her and my father I wouldn't be here today, typing these words for ya to read! So this one is for the My main Lady. I Love you Ma!

(My support system)
There's really not much I can say about em that I haven't already said a million times. I love em to death b! Literally. Good, Bad, Bad hair days, Ugly sweaters and all... Lmao! I'm playin ya'll I love ya Sweaters. Lol, But to all my cousins, my aunts, uncles, grand parents, friends of the fam that I was told to call Aunt and Uncle as a kid, I love ya, and I continue to be grateful for being born into this clan. I wouldn't change eith of ya for the world!

The Fellas
(Rep yo Set!) No particular order at all.
Rudy - My lil brother... I feel the older you get the closer we become. I want you to know that I truly regret every moment I ditched you and left you behind when we were younger. I don't ever want you to think it's cause I didn't like/love you man. I was just being a dickhead for reasons that I will probably never understand. Watching you become a young man and sorta feel like I had little to do with it bothers me, but because of that I'm gonna work double hard to make up for it, and from here on out you know your spot is reserved right next to me meng! I love you man, and not a day goes by that I don't thank God for giving me the coolest Lil Brother in the world!

Mylez - Mom never had children before me B, so God saw it fit to put you here. There's no words homie. You got my back like no other person ever has. We a regular Ren and Stimpy like Eish calls us! (Shout outs to you too Eish, I love you big Sis) Bull for Mylez til the casket drops man. I appreciate everything you do, everything you tell me and all the lessons you teach me, even when you don't realize that you teaching, I'm learning and I hope you know that. Thanks for bein my big brother man, I know it's a headache most of the times, but I know you don't give up on me and for that I appreciate you ore than words will ever tell.

Keith - My new Big ass Lil brother lol. (For those of ya who may or may not know, Keith is Rudy's best friend and he's been around for long enough to make my list) What's it been now bruh? A year or so... I got soo much love for you man that blood couldn't make us any closer. You've become a part of my family and regardless of anything that will never change. As I'm sure I've proven to you once or twice, I got your back and I love you lil bro. And don't be embarrassed when I call you lil bro, lol I say it with a tremendous amount of love.

Perse - Cuzzo, the comedian... (Lol, nah, I really do think you funny b, I just don't be wantin to give you the satisfaction of lettin you know you made me laugh! lolol) But honestly cuz, I just appreciate everything you do meng. You are a walking, talking ball of creativity and talent. If I never told you, or if you've forgotten I've always been inspired by you to do and be better. I look up yo you and I feel blessed to have such a person like you on my team. Nothin we can't do as a team bruh!

Dirt - Damn bruh... I'm turning 24 tomorrow... and I've known you since I was 6. You see how old we are man? Lol, but I only mention that to show that when we say "Family" that's exactly what we mean. We came up together and I've always considered you to be something more than just a friend. You my brother, no different than any other nigga on this list. No matter what happens, no matter what we go through we gonna always be family. I appreciate your presence in my life cuzzo. And you BETTER be at my Party tonight Muh Fuckah! Lol.

Reg - Ahhh man, this nigga here... The hardest working man in Show Business... Reg what's good homie. I don't ever tell you, cause you a wild boy, but I respect you with all my heart brother. I got nothin but love for you. Stace hit the buzzer beater when she brought you home and introduced you/brought you into the family (Shout outs to you Stace) lol. But for real bruh I love you man and you deserve all the greatness that is coming your way. We bout to quit these "Regular Nigga" Jobs and we gonna be RICH! Lol.

Che  - Che, you ever seen "Good Will Hunting?" I'm sure you have, but incase you haven't there's a scene towards the end where where Ben Affleck's character tells Matt Damon character (who is a bonafide genius) something along the lines of: "Every morning I drive up to your house and wait for you to come out, and a part of me hopes that you're not there. Because that would mean that you've left this place to go on to be something and someone better! Away from here where there's nothing" I don't know the exact quote but I say that to say: I/We don't see you as much anymore, but I know and I truly believe that it's because you've gone on to be something and someone better. You hear stories about people who come from the hood and go on to be amazing things, doctors, lawyers, politicians and whatever other character that's responsible for all the good and the general progression of society. But so rarely do we know those people personally. You the brother I don't get to see often but I'm always hearing good news that continues to make me proud of you man! You may change the world some day some how, but when you become a hero I'll be able to say "Please, he was my hero back when he was still chillen on the stoop!" How real is that? How many people know their heroes since before they had a costume? Love you meng.

H - Young Capital H/Hernan, you here baby! Too often I read over what I've written when I'm paying homage to my team and think to myself, "Damn son, how the f&*k I leave out H?" Not this year homie, you here and you should know in my book, you've been here all along. You're just the owner of an I.D. that states your old enough to hang now. Lol I love chillen with you and being in your presence cuz. You're so full of creativity and drive. Inspiration and great potential. I think you gonna be the stylist of the world cuz, and not just with clothes, I mean with any and everything you decide to put your hands on! Real rap. Let's take over together cuzzo.

Ry Play - My lil Cuz/Big Bro... Lol, and you know why I call you both. You aint never counted out homie.... You off doing your own thing, living a life that some of us don't even know exist. It's such an honor to feel like you're learning from someone, even more so when that person is younger than you (Only in literal age tho) I can't wait to go over to the other side of the fence and take that walk of life with you cuz. I know you'll be there to help shed light on the path. I love you man, come home soon G! We miss you out here.

Penny - Perse's man since who knows how long. But as a whole you know how we do, my man's man is my mans too. And even if you weren't Perse's right hand man I think you'd still be the homie. Bruh, I don't know a nigga cooler, calmer and more collected than you b! Lolol, so you know I thank my lucky starts that we got a nigga like you on our corner. You the homie and like I done said about the others her, blood couldn't make us any closer meng. Be cool like I know you always gonna be Cool! lol

Dwayne - Hank McCoy himself! Damn D, where the hell did 10 years go b? Lol, I still can't believe it's been a decade sometimes. You know how people have friends.... I've realized that I don't think I believe in the concept of friends, there's the family that God places us in and there's family that we consciously choose, you are def a part of the ladder. We been through our ups and downs as homies and we still homies. That's just living proof that we have a bond as thick as thieves, and if it hasn't been broken yet it never will be. I know we gonna have each others back from now til the big man calls us man! Love you homie. Give em Hell out in Boston while you there too, and hurry back, you know we don't fucks with Sox and other shit like that! Lol

Fray - Another One! LOL! Every single time I think to myself "Damn, son, I'm going to hell for that one" the thought is followed by "Well, at least Fray will be there with me" LMAO! And believe me brother, I mean that with the utmost love and respect for you. You that member of the family that EVERYONE knows not to look at when an old man falls and screams in pain and agony cause EVERYONE knows you gonna have the face, the "Aight, I know it's wrong to laugh so I'm gonna try not to laugh" face. And Lord knows if I look at that face Imma LMAO with you lolol. It's good to have niggas like that on your team. Glad we brothers man! Continue to be who you are, Eff what the world thinks, says, or tells you to be.

Chris CFK - You didn't think I was gonna leave you out right homie? I'm not even gonna mention the photography aspect of it cause you already know. Beyond that, as a friendship a brotherhood I have such a deep respect for you. You're a teacher by nature and because of that I know you're going to be an amazing Father to lil Tristan. He and Kay are very fortunate to have a head of family like you. I got love for you cause you just a cool dude that's tryna make his mark on the world in the cleanest way possible, and naturally because I'm tryna do the same we click. Thanks for everything homie, I don't think I'll ever stop thanking you, so you might as well get used to it... You don't even have to say "You're welcome" anymore... lolol.

The Girls - Every last one of ya. My female cousins. Lindsay, Julie, Roxanna, Bianca, Nitza (even tho she's NEVER around, but I know she's gonna read this) lol. Jerilyn, Mercy, Ieisha, Sue, all the younger ones, Samantha, Denissa, Alex, all of ya. I love ya more than words can explain. So when I ask ya to go get me a plate of food take it as a sign of love. It's like saying "I trust you with my food cause I know you'd never cause me any harm...." And that says a lot. being trusted with food is BIG Business! LOLOL.

My Health
(Or whatever is left of it)
I thank God that I am and continue to be a healthy young man, born with no deformities or illnesses. And that's not at all a jab at anyone who was born that way, it's just something that too many of us take for granted and gorget to say "Thank You" for. So I'm saying it for all of us "Thank You."

*Oh and to the future Mrs. Bull, I been single long enough baby. I'm ready for you to come home to me!

And I guess that's it... To anyone I might have left out, please don't think I don't like you or have love for you, the things/people I mentioned are just those nearest to me. The ones that I see on a regular basis. So don't think I forgot you, I see you there, and I appreciate you for being here. Thanks for them too lord.

So I guess this is the wrap-up. On the eve of my 24th Birthday, I'm just thankful to be here man. I have another 367 days before I beat that ugly "No living passed 25" statistic. Lol. Take care ya. I may be M.I.A tomorrow, but I'll try to come back next week with pictures and a few words to express how much fun I had.

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gay Kids

Disclaimer: This blog post has a lot to do with homosexuality and I would greatly appreciate you reading it all the way through and understanding each word before you decide to comment in a negative light or make me out to be some sort of monster. I don't need any gay rights activist on my ass for this.

Aight gettin right into this topic. I woke up today and did my norm. Brushed my teeth, washed my face, had breakfast and decided to check facebook before I get strarted on whatever work I have to do. On facebook I came across my homie Fray's status mentioning something about a petition to allow Bert and Ernie (The lovable Sesame Street characters) to be/get married on the show. I kinda brushed it off but then on my homegirl Ina's blog, the same topic was mentioned. I for one do not at all agree with this and I will tell you why.
You see my problem is not with homosexual people, and I want that to be understood. Although some do irk me because of the way they choose to behave, but this is not about that. My problem is with your sexual preference being shoved and forced down other people's throat. I know I use it as a defense to my case each time this subject is brought up, but I have a cousin who is a huge lesbian. She could even pass for a man faster than I can, but I love her no less. Granted i don't see her often, but when I do I hug her and treat her the way she should be treated, like a human being. If I had a gay cousin or other family member, the same would apply to him. I have no problems with gays what so ever. None. But I do have a problem with gays throwing their business in my face. Understand where I'm coming from? Do you see where I'm going?
It's one thing to throw it in my face but it's quite another to expose this whole topic to impressionable children. I personally think it's wrong and borderline morally irresponsible to do such a thing. Sesame Street has been around for longer than many of us have even been alive. It's taught billions of children how to recite their ABC's and count their 123's. But do we really need it to teach our children what homosexuality is... I mean we've never had to teach the children of heterosexuality right? No one ever force fed opposite sex relationships to the kids. Big Bird never Gloria, or any of the other females on the show, so why should Bert and Ernie be married? I mean we all grow up and think those 2 are gay anyway, they're always together, they argue and bicker like a married couple and might as well sleep in the same bed as close as their beds are. But that all comes from the loss of innocence. As a kid you don't think that way because you're just not thinking about sex or anything sexual for that matter. And that's exactly what Marrying Bert and Ernie will do to the children, remove their vail of innocence. This is no different than exposing your children to sex too early. Is this not why you don't allow your children to watch HBO and MTV before a certain age? Because there's way too much obvious sex going on? Girls wearing close to nothing, grown people grindin on each other in music videos? How is that any different then saying "Hey boys and girls, you are all invited to Bert and Ernie's Wedding this Saturday?"
If a child grows up to be a young adult who is attracted to the same sex, sexually or otherwise, then that is just fine, but only, ONLY if that is the young man/woman's decision they made on their own. Not a decision based on confusion and force feeding from the media and the people around them. No one had to tell me or my little brother "You're gonna grow up and like woman, not men" these are things you allow your children to decide for themselves. The same way society doesn't flaunt being heterosexual, and don't give us an annual "Straight Parade" it shouldn't overly flaunt and heavily promote gays. If you're a homosexual then okay, I understand, but please don't force it on me. That's no different than forcing religion on someone. And please excuse me for mentioning that because I wanna keep religion as far away from this discussion as possibly. I wanna argue with y mind, not my Bible. But you get where I'm goin with this.
So as far as this topic is concerned, please let the record show that I have no problems with gays and lesbians. To each it's own but I do have a problem with you trying to make the entire planet gay like you. That's wrong! This also does not mean you go bashing gay people, or making them feel like outcast, be supportive of their decision, I just don't want anyone forcing anything on anyone else. I hope I've made myself clear.

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tell Em Why You Mad! Vol. 1

What's goin on Bull Penners? For those of ya who know me, ya know I'm cool, but deep down, I'm an angry individual. Lol, Not seriously, but enough to make you pray to the Lord above that you don't find yourself on my bad side. Recently I've been (sorta) confronted by 2 women from past chapters in the book of Eno. This lead me to the thought of what my big Homie Dos (Diggy) told me. "You should really consider  a video blog" she said to me last time she was in NY. You know what? That's exactly what I'll do. These bitches done found themselves on my bad side. lol:

Tell Em Why You Mad! Vol. 1

^Dependin' on the type of reviews this one gets I'll make it a regular thing. (Like once a month or sumn. So let me know and Tell these hoes to know their places! lol

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!