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The warm weather made Christmas feel different. Then the rain brought down the spirit, more. But the worst part of yesterday was that a huge fight broke out. The fight left a few individuals very upset, but that didn’t last long. Our family can never stay mad. The fight was over within hours and there we stood, working things out. 

This brings me to the meaning of Christmas. This was something that I did last year. But I have wanted to do it again. This is because during these times, I feel like we get caught up in the gifts, stress and all the wrong reasons to celebrate. This generation gets caught up with the idea of gifts and their selves that they forget to appreciate the small things. 

I had a whole bunch of great gifts! I got my set of books, a car vacuum, new paints, Puma clothing, and a really awesome laptop! I couldn’t have been happier with the gifts, but that wasn’t the best part of the night. They best part came after the gifts were unwrapped. The best part was spending time with my family.

On Christmas Eve, I found myself hanging with people that I haven’t seen in about 4 years; this being my dad’s side of the family. We had a little get together. At first, I wasn’t able to find enjoyment, but after I laid down my pride I wss able to enjoy myself. This came when I actually started to connect with my family, again. 

This might have been a good time, but the best thing came during the night side of Christmas, after a day of fighting. Everyone came over and joked around. Then my cousins and I decided to try all of the hot sauce that I had previously received that week. We sat around a table and pulled numbers from a cup to decide which hot sauce to try. During this, we all joked around and had a blast. The hot sauce was fantastic and it all showed that you don’t have to receive anything to love the season. 

CHRISTMAS has became about getting the perfect gift. So much zone that we have forgotten that Christmas is about family. Love is suppose to be the center of Christmas. This being said, why do we stress out so much about buying gifts, that only brings anger and hatred. CHRISTMAS is suppose to bring families close, not tear them apart. That is the real meaning of Christmas. The meaning being; instead of worrying about buying a gift that honestly won’t matter in a year, why don’t we spend the time reconnecting and sharing memories as a family. Only then will we feel the magic of Christmas, again. 

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We all have that one fantasy, or something that we would really like to do. I know in my lifetime I want to see the Chicago Cubs actually win the World Series. This being said, this season looks to be the best chance they have, well until they started this series with the L.A. Dodgers. They have dropped their last two games, making it 2-1 and sadly putting them in the position to lose this series, since the next two games are in L.A. Now, let me clarify; I am not a Chicago Cubs fan, nor will I ever jump off my Royals. I am just excited to see history being made, which is what would happen if they did win the World Series. I went as far as promising something crazy if they do win.

I know I am in no position to negotiate with God, nor was that my intention. I just thought it was a good idea at the time. I recently posted to Facebook after the Cubs got shut out for the second straight game. The status said “I will finish my youth pastor studies if the Cubs win, because then we will know that God does exist.” I am being very serious. If the Cubs win, I will study the bible like never before, I will get some kind of certificate (somewhere in the future,) and I will become the thing most want me to become; a youth pastor.

Now, don’t expect me to do this all at once. Clearly I want to get back into studying and going to church and such. But it will eventually happen. I could be Jenkins (Jinx) it, but I thought this would get the Heavens to help the struggling Cubs, also I might as well finish the education I started.

The Chicago Cubs are on their way to get eliminated, and it’s all because of their batting. Their defense is what kept this team alive, thus far. But now without their batting abilities, we could see the cubs out in the next two games. Their hottest hitters (Rizzo, Russell, Heyward, Fowler and Zobrist) have only hit 12 out of their last 109 appearances (Playoffs). If it weren’t for Montero hitting the late grand slam, off the bench in game one, we could be looking at a 0-3 deficit. The Cubs have the pitching, disregarding Arietta’s horrible outing to win this, but something has to come back alive; their bats. They will need to find some hope in their bats and turn them back on. You can’t expect to not hit well and beat the L.A. Dodgers. The Cubs need to get their five big hitters back on track, or they might as well pack up and go home.

We will have to see what the future brings but I think we could still see history being made, this season. It’s not a big deficit, but they have to get back on their game. This is where we will see if the Cubs are the real deal. They have the talent, they just need to find a way to put it together and go after it. Cleveland will be waiting for the winner, lets hope it’s Chicago.

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Top 10 football teams
With football on the way, I was thinking it would be a good time to talk about favorites; this being my favorite teams. This will start with 10 of my favorite teams leading up to my most favorite, while I try to tell you why I love them.

10. Minnesota Vikings—Adrian Peterson.

9 . Jacksonville Jags– I will admit, I didn’t give a crap about the jaguars until they got the new helmets. My attention was never on the team until the change, but now I will watch a game for other reasons. I like Bortles, I think he will make a good franchise Qb, especially with targets like Hurns and Robinson. They are an underdog that I love to root for.

8. Cincinnati Bengals– My hatred for this team was none-the-less due to Ochocinco. I thought he was a loud mouth baby that wasn’t that great. He turned the game into a big show and cost the team games from doing so. But now, with Dalton, Green and Eifert I have come to enjoy a game or two from them.

7. Pittsburgh Steelers– I love them so much, because I have a few of their players in fantasy and they are doing well, other than that they can eat dirt.

     6. Carolina Panthers– one word; Olsen. Cam is just to whiney for me, but Olsen makes the game fun. He is a dominant Tight End that loves the game, and he shows it every time he is out on the field.

     5. Seattle Seahawks– They are a great team to sell a few years into, that’s why most people ride the band wagon. Russell is a great QB and will be for the rest of his career. He is the true reason I can stomach this team.
     
    4. Denver Broncos– The donkeys have dominated the league for the last few years, and they keep doing so. We thought since they lost the Chief, himself they would go back to being a rebuild team. Siemen has proven that he could be a giant leader to this team, but we all know why they are winning, all credit goes to that defense! Von Miller is a monster.

    3. New York Giants– I thank them, mainly. I thank them for beating New England in the SuperBowl, giving them their first loss of the season and keeping Tom Brady from complete happiness. #FuckthePats

    2. Oakland Raiders– Their color scheme is awesome. I like silver with anything, so that really helps. But also, I really like how well they are doing this year under Carr. He is in the race for the M.V.P if he continues. They are my second favorite team, and my favorite team from the AFC.

   1. Chicago Bears– I know they might not be the best, but I started my love for the Bears in ’06. This was when they had Urlacher, Tank, Grossman, Vasher, and Hester. I was new to football and didn’t know who to pick, so I decided to go with a home team, which happened to be the Bears. It happen to be the same year we went to the SuperBowl, though we lost, I still have a burning love for the team. I just wish they would get their head out of their ass and get us a few wins..

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Some teams might be out of place, but this is a rough picture of who I root for. I am big into underdogs, so that is why I pick the low end teams. Someday they will surprise the world, and we will all be in shock….well other than me, because I will be the one that was rooting the whole time. Have a good day!

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On March 23rd, 1994, a boy was born. His parents decided to name him Gregory Blake Jenkins. He was born into a world that was going to bring him many joys and pains, but most importantly, a world that was full of many opportunities. Blake was a big baby, getting the nickname “potato sack” early in life.
    As he grew up, this little boy, needed to decide what he wanted to be called. Not knowing how to spell Gregory, he chose Blake, on that day he would now consider himself “Blake.” Though later he would wish he would have chosen “Gregory.” After getting his name  situated, he now had to decide what he would like and dislike. This was a hard decision for him, as he didn’t know what to like, and caused him to like things that his peers liked, over what he enjoyed.

Since his peers liked expensive toys, Blake was scared to ask for these items, but he really wanted it. So on a slow day in Second grade, Blake set out to get these fancy toys, by stealing from his friends. The kids were messing around, when one of the kids launched a toy (the toy he wanted) over to him. He quickly grabbed the toy, and put it in his book bag. He was caught doing so, and was forced to say sorry and give it back. The teacher called his parents, which ended in his parents being disappointed. From that day, Blake didn’t want to steal anything, anymore. Later on, at 7, Blake’s parents would get divorced, causing Blake to be thrown through loops and loops of a crazy rollercoaster.

Flash foward to high school.
Blake had gone through a lot, but now was starting to feel better about life. His mother was sadly out of the  picture, but he was finally content with that fact. He didn’t need her, he had everything he needed. Blake was able to say he was finally happy, but life was going to get a lot better. This is when he found his Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 22nd, 2009. This small event helped shape his future for the next few years. Though friends left his side, Blake kept his eyes towards Jesus, and made it his mission to spread the gospel. His new found Christianity led him to meet new friends, that would later impact his life forever. But the two biggest effects from finding Christ was: his music career and his want to become a youth pastor.
   It was sophomore year, in high school, when Blake decided to become a youth pastor. This is when he began to prepare sermons and started to study the Bible continuously. The more that he studied, the more that he realized that this was his purpose. He was meant to do great things for Christ. During that time, Blake was also working on “living example band: Let your light shine” this being his first album, containing 10 original songs that were recorded in his room. During this time, Blake was also a writer and was working on three books and one script; a romantic novel, a suicidal prevention book, a horror novel, and a script for a horror movie.
    Blake spent hours playing guitar, writing and studying the Bible. But the decision came up; where did he want to go to college? He knew that he wanted to follow God, but didn’t know where that meant. That is when, a girl named Emilee, came bursting into my life. Great things came from this, but also a few bad things. He decided where he wanted to go, for college, and what he would pursue. He was going to same college as her. The plan was solid, but she decided that they shouldn’t talk anymore. This broke Blake’s heart, and left him emotionless. He tried to cope with the pain through all sources, but nothing helped, he was going to die feeling this way.
    During this pain, Blake was looking for a way to stop the hurt. One day, while in study hall, Blake pulled out his Macbook, and started to type a blog. This blog was the first of many and was titled “The problem with getting over it!” The blog was telling people that he wasn’t alright, and that she really destroyed him. He discussed what happened, and why he was so hurt. Writing this blog was the only time that he would forget about Emilee. This was his escape from life, which he used every Tuesday.
   Blake released his second album in the spring of 2012, titled “Beyond the shadows.” Another 12 original songs were added to his recorded total. But this was the time that he experienced a heartbreaking blow, also. He was robbed. Someone came into his house and stole his computer. This included his flash drive with his original stories, and all his lyrics. Being without anyway to write, Blake decided to lay down the pen and focus on school. This is when he changed his career path and decided to go to seminary.
    He lasted a few months in seminary, but didn’t feel that it was worth it, and came back home to follow his dream as a writer. Months after getting home, he met his wife, Ariel, and started a new blog “The voice from beyond,” which was used to give advice. The blog lasted a few months, but it wasn’t the same as the previous blog, so Blake decided to give writing a long-term break.
   While on break, Blake got engaged to Ariel. He also moved to a new apartment, and started picking up more hours. He was pulling in extra hours, but the money wasn’t bringing him happiness. There was something that was missing, which happened to be writing. Blake was in a deep writers block, but he knew that had to end, soon. This is when he started to write from prompts. He was able to write again, and decided to start a new blog. The name was what prompted him to make the blog, and pushed him to create “Impromtdude.” Impromtdude defined is “Random dude,” which explains Blake perfectly. He started posting weekly, at first, but started posting more as time went on.
     A year after posting his first original story “Night Crawler Journals,” Blake decided to start posting daily. During this time, Blake got a huge opportunity. While on Twitter he was confronted and asked if he would do a review for an upcoming movie, “The chair.” He got a huge amount of credit for the post, which led to a big part of his following.
    Impromtdude is doing better than ever, and that is all due to the amazing fans. The views are up in numbers, the likes are increasing, and he is now getting more comments. But the best part is that people are coming to him, to post for them.
   Impromtdude is working on a huge amount of projects, right now. They will be published in the near future, something that Blake is excited about. The biggest project that he is working on is his novel, Drifting Away, and more details will be coming soon. Until then, enjoy the daily post’s!

Thanks for reading!

I love you.

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                 -Gregory Blake Jenkins
   

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First love vs. True love
Important: this is an old blog, I wanted to share it with you guys, again. I hope that is okay. It has a powerful message, a message for anyone dealing with heartbreak over your first love. I hope you enjoy! Love you!
        The moment you lay eyes on this person, you will feel something that no other boy/girl has ever made you feel. You will feel something inside not only your gut but also inside of your heart. It will feel warm yet cold. Being nervous is only one of the many things that being in love for the first time will bring you. As you dive deeper into this wonderful feeling. You will feel security, hopefulness, happiness, love, chills, and a clear mind.

       As you fall into love with the special person, you will begin to change for the better. You will realize that you are challenging yourself more, and hating yourself a lot less. You will begin to set goals that before you didn’t know you wanted to achieve. The awesome part is that this person will be by your side the whole time. They will push you to become the person that you want to become, and you will do the same thing for them. When you fall in love for the first time, everything in the world will slowly becomes about this special person. You will pick up new likes and dislikes as you begin to see his/hers. Their needs will become your needs. You will do anything to make sure that both of your needs/wants are met.

        Sadly, first loves don’t always pan out to the wedding day, but that is fine. You will take something from the time that you had with them. You will know what you want in a relationship, and you will set out to find someone just like that person, this person will be called “The True love.” This is the person that you will love for the rest of your life. They will make you feel like the first love, but a lot happier. As the first love, they will also push you to go farther in your dreams and passions. You will feel more open with them than you have ever been, especially after the heartbreak you experienced with the first love, they will repair your walls and teach you that its safe to love again. You will be happy again, yet deep inside you will still think about your first love.
        
         I was thinking the other night “What if my first love came back into my life?” I wasn’t the lucky one to be able to stay friends with my first love. Her family had a big part in that decision, and since I wanted the best for her, I let her go. It hurt more than anything that I have ever experienced in my life to let her go. But time healed my broken heart and I finally got married to the love of my life.

        I still think about my first love and that’s okay, I gave her a part of my heart. To think I won’t think of her is insane. I want to know she is safe, but then the other night I began to question myself. “what would I do if she wasn’t okay?” I have a wife to care for, I can’t leave and help her. But then again, she was my first love. I would do anything to help her, that is what I promised her. 

         This question is almost like asking “Would I let my wife or my child die, if there were complications in delivery.” But then as I began to type this post, I started to think. If True love is stronger than first love, then I would be able to confidently make the decision to help her. My love for my wife is stronger than the love I ever had with my first love, and it always will be, nothing in the world could separate us. My first love will always have a spot in my heart, but that’s all. Anything more than a thought is simply impossible.

         So if you are dealing with someone that came back into your life and you are wondering what you should do, remember the feeling that you had when you met your first love, and now think of the feeling you had with your true love. Which ever one is stronger indicates your true love.  

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Why do I try?
Why do I try to be funny, when in reality, I’m truly not. I am not funny anymore, but I do try to be. I try to make everyone laugh, yet no one does anymore. I feel like my time as a comedian is over, and now I must wash my coat in my own tears. The doors have closed on me, the curtains have been closed so tightly, they have ripped. My funnier post are over, its time to be dual and boring, like everyone else.

What will I do now, though? I cant go back to the old boring Blake. He is no longer a person, he perished. Maybe I could try to resurrect him, but how? I think I could retire and say bye to being funny, and hello to the business world. Will I ever be myself again, though? I think being funny for so long, will hold me back in life, forever.

The tears are flowing as I sit here, writing my goodbye to you guys. This blog stood behind the art of being a sarcastic writer, and it will be missed. I held myself up to long without anyone, but I knew it would come to this. It would come to the point that I would look in the foggy mirror and not notice myself. Today was the day, the day the mirror revealed my biggest fear, I am no longer humorous. The jokes that I make don’t make people laugh, I have become annoying that’s it. I don’t want to annoy anyone anymore, and I know that means giving up, but I will pack my bags and leave. Remember this is all for you guys…….

Nah, I’m just shitting with you. 
I am not going anywhere! I still believe that I am funny, and it is something that I will never forget. Sometimes I’m not funny, but other times, I know that I am a true mastermind! There is a talent in sarcasm and comedy that I posses. This will be something that I will pursue through this blog!

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