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“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” C.S. Lewis

If I have learned anything in the last 2 months, it would be that life is rough. I have never had this much trouble. It is just a rough time for Ariel and me. We are struggling, but we know that this won’t last forever. It never does! But even though I know this, I can’t let it get me down, because I know there is a purpose for our trials. I know that something will come out of this and we will look back and smile. We know that we aren’t being buried but we are being planted.

Trials don’t happen in your life without something coming from it. You might think that I am crazy, saying that I don’t know what you are going through, or that not everything has positive things come from it. This is where I have to disagree.  I feel that anytime you go through a rough time, you can take lessons from that time and go on to help other people. It sucks that we have to go through rough times, but we know  that rough times come and go, and we know that we will survive in the end, we just have to hold on to the hand that is reached out to us.

C.S. Lewis said this “Hardships often Prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” We are giving hardships to prepare us for a journey. We need to go through the roughest times to appreciate the good times, even more. What if life was always great? You would find that you appreciate it less than when you have good times after bad times. If you always have good times, then why would you be happy to have more good times? It is the rough times that help build us into the people that we need to be. The best example is working out. When you work out, you slightly tear the muscles. The muscles will then take all the nutrition that it needs and it begins to repair the slight tears in its tissue. After it repairs, the muscle is slightly bigger and stronger. That is what life is, you go through rough times to slightly tear your muscles so you can become stronger.

Life is rough! Life is like a wave that is looking to kill anyone. I have never been more on the edge than I am now, but I know there is something behind how I feel. God is getting me ready for something great, so he is helping me train, as I get stronger in trusting him. I don’t expect it to be easy, but I know that I am not alone. I have family, friends, and Christ. Those three people will never let me fail. I know there is a plan after my trial, and that is what keeps my eyes on God. Don’t give up because you are going through a valley, because soon you will be back up on that mountain. I know I am making my way up that mountain now. Thank you!

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I wrote this letter when Ariel and I were first dating. We just got our own apartment together and were going through something, so I wrote this to her. I might not be the best person, but I know where my heart resides.

When you look into the mirror at times I don’t believe you see what I see.

When I look at your face I see true beauty! I also see the pain of a childhood that I wish I could take away but I can’t. If I could I would in a second, because you deserved so much better than what you got. I promise to always help you through the days that you feel the ugliest, because when you ask me what I think about you. My answer never changes. I think and know that you are the prettiest girl in this world. I wish one day you can look in the mirror and see what I have seen for the last 11 months!!!!

I walk up these stairs every day, yet I don’t see the just as a few pieces of wood. No I think of all the times we walk the same stairs to get to our cozy little room that we can officially call our own.

It makes me remember the day we came to this place to sign papers, knowing that it was official that we were living together. A lot has been said since then, but every night we go up these stairs, even if we are frustrated at each other, to fall asleep in each other’s arms. I treasure the chance to do this, especially with a princess like you babe!

One can say that love fades, but I find that to be a lie. We have been through a lot, more than most couples go through all their relationship. They would crumble under the weight of all the drama, hurt, past regrets, parental disagreements, threats, tears, and occasionally getting kicked out of your own house. But we lasted through the shit to see ourselves planning the most beautiful wedding in the history of marriage. I can’t wait for the day we can finally seal the deal and make our lives come fully together. To add another crazy ass to a family that’s crazy enough. It’s my pleasure to change your name. So when people say that love fades that’s just because they based their relationship on things that fade, but we based ours on things knowing that they would change and knowing we would have to adjust!!!

Today will be a pretty simple post.canned

Today will be a quick (well not really) recap on one of my favorite nights, in a while. I want to tell you guys about my night, last night, and share with you why I think God is great and what to expect from me in the next few months, regarding content. It isn’t that my content will be changing, but with the connections that I was able to snag last night, I think we will be adding a few huge! Post to the mix up. Let’s get to the explosion!

I was stupid! That is easy to say if you know what I did two months ago. I was stupid then but I think I know better now. But the choices that you make in life have to be paid for. For my payment, I was set to pay 10 hours to the community, set by the nice judging himself. I was going to use those hours at Goodwill and just get it over quick. Something happened to where Goodwill flaked out, so I was left without a place to work. This is when my wonderful sister-in-law told me to contact her church, which is where I have been attending, well if you call 1 Wednesday, every other month, attending, then yeah its where I have been attending. I gave her mom a call and I got set up with the required 10 hours, which was going to be spent setting up for a concert/canned food drive. This concert was called “The Explosion,” and let me tell you, it was exactly what they said it was; an explosion!

I got to the church (King of Kings Christian Assembly: 520 S. Livingston St. Springfield, Illinois.) at 1:30 and was met by one of the nicest guys I have ever met. His name is Roddrick Lemar. He is a local artist that has so much talent. I fan girled, let me be freaking serious, when he started to play the piano, or was it an organ? Ah, whatever. It was so smooth, almost like when my grandma use to play her piano. It was so soothing. What made it better was that he was just as nice. He was headlining the show, yet he was there cleaning with me? That is a humble servant if you ask me. During the time of us cleaning, he was calling all his buddies, ensuring that they were going to come and get some of the radiation of the blast. I know he was playing that night, but I think his heart was more pulling towards helping the hungry. See, what was awesome about this event was that the admission was just 5 simple cans of canned goods. I feel like anyone in the world can find 5 cans of canned goods, which makes it a cake walk to come to this event. Also, all canned goods get donated to the local breadline, a service that feeds family’s that can’t afford to buy food, that’s awesome!!!

After cleaning, we began to talk about Roddrick’s future projects. I won’t spam in this post because omg we are already at 500 words, but I will let you know that we have some great stuff coming to you! We both are excited to work together and can’t wait to see what God does. Stay tuned my little Randoms! Oh! By the way, you guys have a new nickname; you are now my little Randoms. Love it? Ah, who cares; you will grow to love it.

Fast forward to 7P.M.; it’s the start of the show. I have spent the day meeting new people, enjoying the fellowship and drinking Starbucks. It was time for the freaking show, the encore, THE EXPLOSION. This concert had local and not so local talents. One guy came from Ohio, other came from ST. Loius. Long story short, these artists drove just to play at this certain show, but were they good? Let’s get to the numbers and check it out. I laugh at the fact that you guys thought there were numbers..Geez X3

There were a total of 5 listed artists on the poster, but then an added two once the show started, with the run total being 3 hours; that is a set list time of 25 minutes per artist.

The first artist was Melvin Campbell, which I had little to no time to watch, since I was still collecting the cans! But from what I heard, the guy had a great voice. I went to find him after the show to talk, but I couldn’t find him anywhere, which really sucks. Either way, BOOM LINK to his social media.

Artist dose! This was an in-house (added) musician, I think his name was Ryan, which was also during the time of collecting cans, so I am sorry if you are reading this Ryan (?) but know I was there in spirit. He was more of a gospel singer and man did he get the house to erupt. Everyone was dancing, shouting and just having a good time.

The third artist, PJae was the first artist, which I actually got to watch. He is local, I believe, and man does he have a voice. He only did 2 songs, but between those two songs, he was able to impress me. So much that I got his contact info, after the show, and I’ll be promoting him in the near future.

So the show was already halfway over, I believe it was already 8:30 p.m. and we still had 2 artist to go. Ntegrity was next (name is spelt that way, because he wants to leave himself out.) He is the one that traveled from St. Louis to play at this show. He was great, also funny. There was time to stall (tech issues), so he told 2 very corny jokes that made the house explode (see what I did there?) in laughter. He was smooth in his rap delivery and you could tell that he had God’s gift to do this. I loved his song “Precious,” which I tagged to his Spotify, check it out!

The final act was none other than Roddrick’s band, B.O.C. When I was talking to Roddrick, I thought he was a straight rapper, meaning he only rapped. This was not the case, tonight. His performance was something special. When I was in college, I got the chance to watch Chicago Mass Choir in person. It was such a blessing, because they were so talented, and really made gospel music fun. WELLLLLLLLL B.O.C was nothing short from that experience. If I could describe this band, I would say it was a blended delight of KB (rapper) and the Chicago Mass Choir. He takes the upbeat parts of gospel, and blends it together with rap, leaving us with the tastiest smoothie you could ever have. I saw more people dancing, during his set, than I did at my own high school prom. Also more sweat than a sauna, but who cares. Laugh, guys, laugh!

So all these artist, plus one lively Mc, which was a comedian that goes by the name of Justus Blessed (link to a live comedy sketch) helped to make this night a success. I counted like 74 people, I believe. Which was a great outcome since everyone brought more than 5 canned goods. I think I saw a guy bring in 48 cans of beans, by himself. But even at 5 cans per head, we are looking at 420 cans of food that will be donated on Monday! The breadline is going to be so happy, and think! We were able to feed hungry people in the area.

I am so happy that Goodwill fell through, because I wouldn’t have wanted to miss this night. There was so much talent in the room that even Kevin Durant wanted to join. We, of course, told him to go back to Golden State and make up to Green. With all joking aside, I wanted to thank everyone that helped by donating. I can’t wait to see the managers face on Monday when we drop these canned goods off. It’s going to be so heartwarming.

I wanted to end this by saying; I also got prayer, tonight. It was like the night that I got saved. I could feel God all around me. It was just the refreshment that I needed. I am starting to believe that I made that one wrong decision for a reason. I think I needed the wakeup call, so that God could use me in many ways. WE don’t have any more time to talk about it (as my editor is going to be mad at me for having this post as long as it is, but boom! Link to his page) but I will have a blog talking about that in the near future. Anyway, I love my little Randoms, and have a peachy night!

If you want to donate to the breadline, $20 dollars can feed 10 people! Boom! Link!

Trying it out.
We all have an opinion and emotions that make it original. Emotions are great to have since it makes it you, but also it can get you into trouble if you don’t think before expressing. Being a writer , I know that without emotion this job wouldn’t make since. The biggest problem is that people don’t think before they speak. People want to be heard, whether it’s a rant or excitement, they want to be heard! The problem is these people want to spill out their anger then make it public, then afterwards think about how that will affect their life. You have to be smart when expressing your emotions, you don’t want to tear a close one down because of momentary anger.
I started this blog because of emotion. I was torn from a girl that left me and I needed to get it out. I didn’t know where else to go, because people were saying “get over it,” that is when I turned to blogging. I knew that I would be safe if I didn’t share it with everyone. The blog was my personal blog that no one would know about, that I could go post when I was down. It worked. I had so much pain built up, that I was letting it affect my personality and how I saw things. After I started to post my EMOTIONS, I saw that I was able to finally live life again, did it suck still? Well of course, but I wasn’t holding everything in.
Where that story is great, there is also another side of Blake I hate! The down Blake that likes to dramatize crap on Social Media. The last week, I was notified about past memories on Facebook. When I looked at the memories, I cringed from how down I was. All of the statuses were me begging people for attention. “I am done with this” “I hate my job” “Screw the Church” were some of the comments. I was angry at how I was treated (from the church) and I wanted to be heard. But now, after the incident, I am fine and see where I was wrong to post. I should have let it go, but instead I made myself look foolish. I posted before I thought and it made me look like a teenage girl! That isn’t me. I am not one to rant on social media, that is why I have a blog, but I didn’t think before posting. I deleted a few of the post, since they didn’t represent who I am, but I still think “What if I didn’t post that, what if I thought first?” Sometimes we allow our emotions to control us, which can only lead to danger. I was watching this woman last night, and she was talking about how she wrote a blog about her family. She was mad about Christmas and just wanted to share her thought. She posted the blog without thinking, and the person that she was talking about happened to read it. She was no longer mad abut the situation, but now she had to fix the situation with her friend, since she emotionally about her.
I am a strong believer in posting to make a change. I post dumb material to make you guys laugh, just incase you had a bad day and needed a laugh. On the other hand, I post life stories to help those in need of the same thing. Then I also post rants, but I write them in a way to not offend ones person, but to express how I feel about the situation. Such as the anthem situation. I could have posted about it, but what could I say to help the situation? I couldn’t, because I don’t fully understand it, so I choose to stay out of it. That is where I control my emotions and where I stand. If I can’t help someone through something, then why post it? I love to rant, but I don’t like the negativity in my posts, instead I aim to be a life changer. This is my purpose; to use my emotions and thoughts to bring entertainment and maybe, just maybe bring happiness into those who need it!!
You can share how you feel, but first you should edit. The last thing you want to do is say something you will regret. It is great to tell everyone about a new job, but why should you call someone out? It isn’t going to help and you might regret it after it is out there. So if you want to negatively post emotions, make sure you take a few seconds and see if you can find a silver lining, then edit it accordingly. If you are sure you want to post it, then go ahead. Post your emotions, it is the most original part about you!

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Welcome, White Peanut Butter!
I have finally made it, I have found the next move in my career. This career move is going to bring me more joy, and I will be able to express myself better. When I thought about this career, I simply laughed, thinking that I would never be able to do it. This was before I met Casey a.k.a Kastle. He has his own record label and is looking for some amazing talents, this is when I thought I could do it! I could finally become what I have always wanted to be, a rapper!
I want to sit amongst the best rappers, ever. This includes Eminem, Jay-Z, Tupac, and many more but I will be the best ever! I will take my writing abilities and turn it into studio gold. The albums, I will make, will be pure fire and I wont stop after that. The goal for this career would be to die being on the top. There isnt anything I would want more than to be the number one rapper and that is what I will be!
I was born to do great things, and I have been giving the talent, so why wouldn’t I use it? It would be crazy to let my talents rust away, while I wait for everyone to open their eyes to my other talents. This is why I am going to become a rapper, so I can use all of my talents. My dad will be so blessed, with my ability to shine for him, and he will be my biggest fan!
My stage name will be White Peanut Butter. This is a name that no one has and that explains me perfectly. I am a white boy that is nuts, while also being creamy. My first album will be called “Where is the jam?” and it will be released in the next three years. I hope you guys stand behind me. I could really use your support, as becoming a rapper is scary.
I will be posting more details and freestyles in the future, but for now, I will leave you with the cover of the first album. The album will be fully original and will open your eyes to culinary arts. You are welcome!

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I haven’t wrote a funny post in a long time!
Am I loosing my touch? I don’t want to stop my funny bone, but I’m just not funny, anymore. My blog is going to suffer from my “Lack of funniess” stupidity. This blog was found on the fact that I posted stupid, yet funny, material. What can I do? Lets read!
I have too awesome books, that could help with this project. Let me see if I can get a good post from this, though! I will be using “New Edition Urban Dictionary” compiled by Aaron Peckman (Creator of Urbandicitionary.com, one of the funniest websites, ever!) and “The official Dictionary of sarcasm” by James Napoli (Executive vice President of the National Sarcasm Society.) These simple tools should help me come up with some funny material. Mainly, I will go through a few pages and pick out some funny definitions. I think I will stop after 5 of each. If you want more, let me know.

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Advice- The only thing in the world more unwelcome than a baby in a movie theater.

Charity- Something you can swear your significant other continues to sleep with you out of.

Monopoly- A board game that allows gamily members the thrill of screwing each other over financially

Prostitute- The only profession besides Roller-skating Burger-joint waitress that involves repeatedly leaning into car windows to get things going.

Wife- A woman who, one way or another, is going to end up wearing the pants.

Cactus legs- The feeling on a woman’s legs after not having shaved.

Ex-hole- Your asshole ex-husband, ex-boyfriend, or just plain ex. A person you use to be with but you can’t stand now.

Curb Shame- Embarrassment at waiting on the curb obediently as other pedestrians ignore the “Don’t walk” signal in the absence of traffic.

Flavorgasm- Involuntary moan you let out when eating food that is so good. Usually happens on the first bite.

Karaoke- A once-in-a-lifetime chance for lonely, untalented people to be even more sad and pitiable than they are in everyday life.

I hope you guys find some humor from these words! I know some aren’t as funny, but you try going through 700 pages, looking for 10 words. In all seriousness though, I really hope you enjoyed this…..

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     Since Football is right around the corner, I want to share an old idea with you guys. I am a huge fan of Fantasy Football, but I am also impatient. I hate  waiting a week to play Fantasy, the pain finally would become too much, that is when I formed a new type of Fantasy, called  “The loser fantasy.” With the season coming around the corner, I will tell you guys how to play it. If you enjoy the game, then please tell me.. You will need Madden, and a game system. Feel free to create your own scoring!

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Are you a big football fan, but don’t have any friends to join a fantasy football league with? Or do you believe you are not good enough to face off against strangers on your smarts about the players of the gridiron. I know how you feel, it can suck. But what if I told you, I had a solution? And all you would need is an old copy of madden? You would probably be happy, now wouldn’t you?!?
I have spent a few hours on this project, and have nearly perfected it. I can’t believe that it was as simple to make as it is to play. All you have to do is begin a new season, do a fantasy draft and begin to rack up the stats that will go on to be your overall score, such as normal fantasy football! Remember to turn off these four things if you don’t want the challenge: Pre-existing injuries, sim injuries, injuries, and salary cap. I turned them off in order to give a “perfect” play through. But you can do as you want.
I came up with this idea when I couldn’t wait for my next week of fantasy football, and didn’t want to dish out the money for “Ultimate team.” So I made this great game where you fantasy draft 10 players then let the draft auto pick the rest of the team. You get to pick a Qb, RB, 2 Wr, Te, 2 Cb, MlB, Dt, and K. This is now your overall set-up.
Now don’t think that the four defensive players you drafted will make for your whole defensive score. The reason you pick the four defensive player is to give you four players that you can trust as the draft can pick anyone for you. This will ensure that you have a decent defense no matter what happens. Now if you choose to go a different way and draft a SS instead of a Dt, that is your choice. Just remember you are graded on how many sacks you get in the season. Every point you receive can make or break a game.
Now with your team set, it is time to set your division, in order to know who you will be playing fantasy against. I chose the top 4 teams in the nfl ranked by their overall due to the draft: I chose these four teams: (NFC) Bears and Saints and (AFC) Steelers and Colts. You can choose the teams all based on who you want to play against.
If you don’t like the draft picks that you got (the ones you picked) you can do two things. You can trade to one of the non-fantasy teams, but the player that you trade for must sit out one week, count this as his “moving bye week.) If you can’t wait for the waiver to clear, then it is best if you hit the free agency. The only bad thing about Free agency is that there are lower ranked players, but sometimes the “Sleepers” are the best.
With you having your line-up, now is time to know how the scoring works.
Quarterback
Completion = 1 point
Incompletion = -1
Yards = 1point/20 yards
Touchdown = 5
Interception= -2
Fumble = -2
Sacked = -1

Runningback
Yards = 1 point/ 10 yards
Touchdown = 6 points
Fumble = -2
Carries = 1 point per touch

Wr/Te-
Dropped passes = -1/drop
Td= 6 points
Yards = 1/10 yards

Def- This includes ( 2 Cbs, 1 Mlb, 1 Dt) (only these players can be selected in draft, but the score is based on whole defensive play!)
Points against = -1/point
Yards = -1/ 100 yards
Sacks = 2
Tackles = 1/tackle
Int = 4
Recovered fumble = 2
Tds = 5

Kicker
Fg made = 2
30+ = 4
Fg miss ( Fg miss (>30 yards) = -2





If you like “Loser Fantasy drafts” please give me a shout out and I will play with you. It will be fun to interact with other football lovers. Thank you. Enjoy!!!!

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If I were to give some advice right now, you would be listening to a man that just woke up and probably would get the worse advice ever. Lets take how I feel right now and take it into a classroom, a classroom full of kids that are trying to pick a college to apply for. My only job as John Stewart is to give them the best advice to take to college. But as I said before, I am tired and cranky so here is my advice:

1. Whatever you do in life you will become rich, so go cheap when finding a college.
2. Money will be tight at first, so my advice is to pull out all the student loans that you can.
3. You remember those student loans? They wont even remember you at the end, so go ahead and keep the money.
4. If you don’t want to waste your life, don’t go to college.
5. College is only for those who are really to stay up all night partying. No one studies in college.
6. If you find a girl you like, don’t hesitate to try to get with her, even if she says no.
7. You are going to hate your classes, so skip them, they give you the paperwork anyways.
8. If someone makes you mad, throw acid on their face.
9. If you decide to stay all four years, don’t! Its a waste of time
10. When you graduate, flick off the principal and give him the stone-cold stunner.

If I were to give you this advice would you take it? I know that if my student counselor would of told me these words of advice, I would have down better in college while I attended. But He didn’t and now I am here giving you guys some great whole-hearted advice that will make you excel as you go to college! Party Study on…….no Party on!