Tuesday, November 13, 2018

a little slice of happiness

my poem "a little slice of happiness" has been published at Academy Of The Heart And Mind. you can find the poem by going here: https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/a-little-slice-of-happiness/

when a couple lines get stuck in your head...

i got a line stuck in my head a couple days ago. i've been trying to write the damn poem for about 48 hours. thankfully, today i finally got the words to flow and become a poem. i ended up writing a total of 3 poems this afternoon. i'll probably type those up sometime tonight.

the New York Rangers won last night over Vancouver, 2-1. i really love the way the boys are playing now.

the live shows for The Voice started last night. i have no damn clue who will get eliminated tonight.

Monday Night Raw was pretty good last night. the end of the show was crazy. i'm not liking what i'm hearing about the latest news on Becky Lynch.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, Smackdown, The Jim Jefferies Show and The Voice.

i need to pick up the trash here and next door, so that's basically all for me today kids.

i have no damn clue when i will be on here tomorrow.

Los poemas fluirán mejor con alcohol.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Dorothy - Flawless
Trevor Something - Eternity
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Overload
The Midnight Revolution - Goodbye

"If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable." - Louis D. Brandeis

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Monday, November 12, 2018

oh goody, snow on the way...

first off, rest in peace Stan Lee. my life certainly wouldn't have been the same...

let's start with what Manchester United did against City yesterday. clearly, it wasn't enough or even close to being enough to compete with City. United lost 3-1. oh well.

the New Orleans Saints absolutely destroyed the Bengals yesterday, 51-14. that was a pleasure to watch. that's 8 wins in a row for the Saints.

Ray Donovan was really good last night.

the season finale of Kidding was fucking great last night. i can't wait for season 2.

Axios was excellent last night.

Camping was pretty funny last night.

Last Week Tonight was hilarious as usual.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight and The Voice. i'll be watching Monday Night Raw for most of the evening.

i did watch some of the MLS matches yesterday.

the New York Rangers play tonight at home against Vancouver. hopefully, they can keep on playing good.

i had to run out to the grocery store to get some things for mom this afternoon. the store was a little crazy, which i was expecting since there is snow on the way tonight. i think we're expected to get around a 1/2 inch or so.

i have no idea when i will be on here tomorrow.

i hope everyone had a great weekend.

la musa se ve increíble en cualquier cosa

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Bob Moses - Back Down
M83 - Midnight City
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Garbage - #1 Crush

"We live in a diverse society - in fact, a diverse world - and we must learn to live in peace and with respect for each other." - Stan Lee (December 28, 1922 - November 12, 2018)

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

something that would make your mother blush

my poem "something that would make your mother blush" has been published at Academy Of The Heart And Mind. you can find the poem by going here:
https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/something-that-would-make-your-mother-blush/

raging with excitement

my poem "raging with excitement" has been published at Academy Of The Heart And Mind. you can find the poem by going here: https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/raging-with-excitement/

Sunday, November 11, 2018

never forget

to everyone who has served this nation, died in battle, wounded, scarred mentally for your entire lives, etc., happy Veteran's Day. i heard a veteran say last night that never forget means more to a veteran than thanks for your service. so, never forget.

yesterday was one of those days where i laugh that i'm still alive in 2018.

Ohio State defeated Michigan St. yesterday in a god awful game. as soon as i saw Gus Johnson was calling the game, i knew some crazy shit was going to happen. sure enough, Ohio State's punter was easily the best player in the game. it was like the team turned back the clock a decade. and i love that Michigan St. talked all this shit this past week about revenge and could only score 6 points. Ohio State won 26-6.

the Dayton Flyers destroyed Coppin State last night, 76-46. i went to the game alone and honestly, might have said 5 words the entire time i was there. the game was really fucking boring. the conversations around me were as boring. hell, the only excitement for me was the old white woman next to me that had her ass up against my leg for the entire first half. most action i've got in years.

the New York Rangers won in Columbus last night, 5-4 in a shootout. the Rangers have got points in 6 straight games. that's much better than i was fearing this season would start.

Shut Up and Dribble was excellent last night. it went over the LA riots and really focused on Michael Jordan's inaction during the time, and how Craig Hodges and Mahmoud Abdul Rauf got blackballed out of the league for voicing their concerns. i lived through all of this and remember it way too well.

Saturday Night Live was very funny last night.

Austin City Limits was excellent last night.

ROH was really good last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Axios, Camping, Last Week Tonight, Ray Donovan and the season finale of Kidding.

Manchester United plays Manchester City today. if United wins, not only will i be pleasantly shocked, i will be drunk for the rest of the weekend.

the New Orleans Saints play today down the road from me against the Bengals. hopefully, the Saints will keep their winning streak going today.

the muse and i had a fascinating conversation last night that lasted until 4 in the morning. that certainly brought back some memories.

i have no clue when i'll be on here tomorrow. i know most things will be closed to observe Veteran's Day. and, i want to get some writing done. so, probably late afternoon maybe, maybe sooner.

i hope everyone had a great Saturday. hopefully, your Sunday will be even better.

Nuestros mejores ángeles murieron en un incendio en California.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - Forget About Georgia
Paul Thorn - What Should I Do
Tinsley Ellis - Saving Grace

"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country." - Kurt Vonnegut

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Saturday, November 10, 2018

my 3 poems in Misfit Magazine #25

my poems "in the country i was born in", "nostalgia is a sugar pill" and "a bottle of jack with my name on it" has been published in Misfit Magazine #25. you can find the poems by going here:
http://misfitmagazine.net/archive/No-25/campbell.html

black lipstick and purple fishnets

my poem "black lipstick and purple fishnets" has been published at Mad Swirl. you can find the poem by going here: http://madswirl.com/poetry/2018/11/black-lipstick-and-purple-fishnets/

okay, so now winter is here...

when the windchill makes it feel like it is in the single digits, to me at least, that means winter is here. and of course, i was out there in shorts getting the newspaper this morning. good times.

so, i mentioned to the muse last night that Sade had a new song out. you would have thought i told her that i just gave her a million dollars. that brought about a conversation that went to 3 in the morning. honestly, if this woman isn't the one i'm supposed to spend the rest of my life with, i am truly fucking doomed.

the New York Rangers pissed away a 2 goal lead in the 3rd period last night and lost to Detroit, 3-2 in OT. needless to say, i wasn't and still am not fucking happy about it. the Rangers play tonight in Columbus.

VICE was excellent last night.

Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus last night was great. i never knew about the connection between Rick James and Neil Young.

both episodes of Room 104 last night were fucking weird.

NJPW was good last night.

Real Time with Bill Maher was very funny last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Shut Up and Dribble, Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits and ROH.

Ohio State plays at noon today at Michigan State. if Ohio State wants any chance to make the playoffs this year, they have to win today.

i don't know if mom is going to the Dayton game tonight against Coppin State. i do plan on going, even with the weather being this cold.

if for some reason i don't go to the game, i will probably try to get some writing done tonight.

i will be on here tomorrow before Manchester United plays. that game will go right into the New Orleans Saints game. and i know i won't get a blog done if i wait until both games are over.

i hope everyone has a great Saturday. call if you need bail money.

Incluso el alma más oscura todavía puede encontrar una luz.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Sade - The Big Unknown
Tash Sultana - Salvation
Radiant Children - Life's a Bitch

"The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies." - Neil Gaiman

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

to release the poison again

my poem "to release the poison again" has been published at Horror Sleaze Trash. you can find the poem by going here: https://horrorsleazetrash.com/2018/11/10/j-j-campbell-7/

Friday, November 9, 2018

you would think a blizzard is coming...

i pulled into the parking lot at the grocery store this afternoon and you would have thought there was a blizzard coming. i had to drive around for a few minutes just to find a damn spot. i got inside and there was 4 carts left in there. jesus christ. thankfully, i didn't have much to get. sure, it's colder now and there was a few snow showers this morning, but, it's fucking Ohio. that's called normal.

i thought i did pretty good today considering i had to get gas, go to 2 different grocery stores and the local drug store. i think after all 4 places, i kept everything under $130. i'm sure mom appreciates that.

Vice News Tonight had another great week of shows.

The Big Bang Theory was hilarious last night.

Young Sheldon was great last night.

The Voice was basically a recap show to set everyone up for the live shows next week.

i did watch We Are Not Done Yet last night on HBO. i was very interested to see how the veterans incorporated poetry into their battle with PTSD. it was a very good show.

i did love that the Steelers destroyed the Panthers last night, 52-21. now, if the Saints win on Sunday, they will have a 2 game lead in the division.

i did watch a good portion of Portland vs. Seattle last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be VICE, NJPW, Real Time with Bill Maher, Room 104 and Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus.

i did watch the first episode of season 2 of Tales From the Tour Bus earlier today. i completely forgot it started back up last week. tonight's episode is about Rick James.

the New York Rangers play tonight in Detroit. hopefully they can continue their winning streak.

i will be on here early tomorrow, probably in the morning i suppose. Ohio State plays at noon and then Dayton plays tomorrow night.

i hope everyone has a great weekend.

hablando con la musa mientras ella está de compras ... dispárame

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Hayes Carll - None'ya
Conor Oberst - No One Changes / The Rockaways
Funkadelic - I Wanna Know If It's Good to You

"Live or die, but don't poison everything." - Anne Sexton

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

when taking my blood sugar

my poem "when taking my blood sugar" has been published at Academy Of The Heart And Mind. you can find the poem by going here:
https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/when-taking-my-blood-sugar/

response from Mad Swirl

i heard back from the fine folks at Mad Swirl on my poetry submission from back in September. my poem "black lipstick and purple fishnets" has been accepted for publication. it will go up on the site on November 10th.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

total darkness

the guy came this morning to install the new blinds. he had them completely installed in under a hour. they are so much better than the other blinds we had. plus, the ones he put in mom's room gives her total darkness. i'm hoping that will help her sleep better.

i didn't get to bed until around 4 this morning. i thought i was being responsible and didn't try to watch everything last night. so i came into my bedroom around 2 in the morning and thought, i should really check my email before i go to bed. 200 emails later and it was 4 in the morning. oh joy.

let's start with the Manchester United game yesterday. when CR7 scored for Juventus with an incredible goal, i kind of just shook my head and figured that was that. thankfully, Mourinho pulled a master class yesterday with his substitutions. when Juan Mata scored on a beautiful free kick to tie the game, i was happy. when a free kick late got put into the net by Juventus to give United the lead, i was fucking ecstatic. both goals came in the last 5 minutes or so of the game. that's exactly the kind of win they needed going into the Manchester derby this weekend. plus, it puts them even closer to making sure they move on in the Champions League.

right after that ended, mom and i went to the Dayton Flyers game. the one thing i am going to hate about our new seats is i am closer to the bench, so i can see the coach of Dayton, Anthony Grant. and that also means, i can see how incompetent he actually is at the job. Dayton was down their senior captain last night, due to injury. so, this genius decides to further fuck the team by not using all of the available players for the game against North Florida. he only played 7 guys. and of course, as what happens when stupid is running the show, 2 of Dayton's players got cramps in the game. honestly, this shit will drive me fucking insane this season. Dayton has the talent to overcome shitty coaching, but that shitty coach just won't let them. Dayton won last night, 78-70. they play again this weekend.

we went to Waffle House after the game. we were the only ones in there this time.

the season finale of Lucha Underground last night was spectacular. the main event was probably the bloodiest match i have seen in years. man, i hope to god there is a season 5.

American Horror Story was really good last night. i hope the season finale next week is even better.

Total Divas was pretty funny last night.

i watched NXT, 2 episodes of NXT UK and 205 Live this morning. all of them were really good, especially NXT.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, We Are Not Done Yet, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and The Voice.

i did listen to episode 211 of Notsam Wrestling today. you can find that by going here:
http://notsam.com/wrestlingpodcast/2018/11/8/notsam-wrestling-211-undisputed-era

i might watch some of the NFL tonight or maybe the MLS playoff game tonight between Portland and Seattle. or maybe some NBA as well.

holy fuck, i just made the mistake of seeing the weather forecast for the next few days. the chance for fucking snow. fuck me. of course it might snow tomorrow, i have to go to the grocery store.

i'll be on here sometime in the afternoon tomorrow i suppose.

that's all for me kids.

Tres hombres con silbatos, ciegos, no buenos.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Broken Bells - Holding on for Life
Mondo Cozmo - Your Motherfucker
P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift on Memory Bliss

"Despair has its own calms." - Bram Stoker

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:


down this bleak path

my poem "down this bleak path" has been published at Horror Sleaze Trash. you can find the poem by going here: https://horrorsleazetrash.com/2018/11/08/j-j-campbell-6/

poetry update...

i heard back from Rusty at Live Nude poems on my poetry submission from back in September. they have decided to pass on the poems.

i also heard back from Arthur at Horror Sleaze Trash on my poetry submission from the other day. my poems "to release the poison again" and "down this bleak path" have been accepted for publication.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

at least i had other things to watch...

i do love the fact that the Democrats took back the House last night. that should make Trump's life a living hell, especially since that dumb fuck doesn't understand how government actually works. as for Ohio, i'm a little dismayed at the governor's results. i have no clue what this state's fascination with old white men truly is. and since the new governor is totally in the pocket of the insurance companies, i'm sure all of us with pre-existing conditions are fucked in this state. i often think back to the Mark Twain quote... if voting actually mattered, they wouldn't allow us to do it. the only thing that truly made me happy last night was the city of Dayton decriminalizing marijuana.

thankfully, i had plenty of other shit to watch last night.

i did catch some of the Duke vs. Kentucky college basketball game last night. oh shit, Duke looks like a fucking NBA team this year.

the New York Rangers were down 3-1 last night and i was interested to see what would happen next. thankfully, the Rangers scored the next 4 goals to win the game over Montreal 5-3. that's 4 wins in a row. i really like the progress i have seen from the team so far this season. and honestly, the goal Neal Pionk scored last night was fucking beautiful.

Smackdown was very good last night.

The Jim Jefferies Show was fucking hilarious last night.

the season finale of Mayans M.C. was excellent last night. and the ending perfectly sets up season 2.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, American Horror Story, Total Divas and Lucha Underground. i'll watch NXT, NXT UK and 205 Live sometime tonight on WWE Network.

i'm really hoping the DVR doesn't fuck up tonight as i'll be at the Dayton Flyers regular season opener against North Florida. this should be a bit of a test for Dayton's shitty defense as North Florida will shoot a ton of 3's. that being said, i can't imagine Dayton losing tonight.

Manchester United plays at Juventus this afternoon in the Champions League. i will probably watch some of that, hoping for the best. in case you missed the preview of the match, here it is again:

that's pretty much all for me kids. i'll be on here sometime tomorrow after the guys have finished installing the new blinds in the house.

Nunca confíes en alguien que ama a Dios más que a ellos mismos.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

ODESZA - Loyal
CASisDEAD - Pat Earrings
MGMT - Hand It Over

"Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear." - Albert Camus

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

response from Synchronized Chaos

i heard back from Cristina at Synchronized Chaos on my poetry submission from earlier today. my poems "when you are defeated", "a sigh of relief", "this kind of pleasure", "one of those nights" and "admitting defeat" have been accepted for publication. they will appear on the site on December 1st.

a thousand yards away

my poem "a thousand yards away" has been published at The Dope Fiend Daily. you can find the poem by going here: https://thedopefienddaily.blogspot.com/2018/11/a-thousand-yards-away-by-jj-campbell.html

election day...

i could have titled this blog voter suppression day, but that would be too fucking obvious. i read the story out of Detroit of a place not having any voting machines or the video from Georgia of the machines not having any cords to plug them in. given all the lengths people go to to make sure people of color don't vote in this country, imagine if they put that much effort into actually running the country. god fucking forbid.

i sent out 14 poems earlier today. 4 to Great Weather for Media and 5 each to Synchronized Chaos and Horror Sleaze Trash. when i hear back from these places, i will pass along the verdicts.

The Voice was really good last night. i can't wait for the live shows.

Monday Night Raw was more or less, a bunch of fucking rematches with a tag title change. since the show was recorded (the WWE is in Europe at the moment), i pretty much already knew what was going to happen. that's why i had no problem having a conversation with the muse while the show was on in the other room.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, Smackdown, The Jim Jefferies Show and the season finale of Mayans M.C.

the New York Rangers play tonight at home against Montreal. hopefully, they will continue their winning streak.

the landscapers came by this afternoon and planted the tree they had ordered for the yard. it will be interesting to see if it survives these fucking winds today.

i don't plan on watching election results tonight. i know how stupid the people in this state are, so i'm not expecting any of the candidates i voted for to win.

i do need to pick up the trash here and next door. hopefully, i can avoid a political discussion with my aunt. we have similar views, but i'm really not in the mood today.

i will be on here tomorrow early, well before Manchester United plays Juventus tomorrow.

and long before mom and i go to see the Dayton Flyers play their first regular season game tomorrow night against North Florida.

i hope everyone that is registered to vote did so today. i could say i don't care who you voted for, but that would be a lie.

until tomorrow kids, if there happens to be one...

Un día las personas se darán cuenta del precio que pagan por su estupidez.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Living Colour - Cult of Personality
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Public Enemy - Shut Em Down
Rage Against The Machine - Take The Power Back

"When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that's when passion is born." - Zig Ziglar

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:


fades into oblivion

my poem "fades into oblivion" has been published at Academy Of The Heart And Mind. you can find the poem by going here: https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/fades-into-oblivion/

Monday, November 5, 2018

my mother believes i will die an early death...

she tells me this while watching me react to the New Orleans Saints game yesterday. i figure a heart attack is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities. i don't expect the Saints to be the ones to do it to me though. although, they certainly tried yesterday.

when the Saints were up 35-14, i was cautiously optimistic. now, anyone who knows me, knows optimism is a foreign fucking concept in my life. sure enough, the Rams mounted a furious comeback and eventually tied the game at 35. i'm a guy who wears his emotions on his sleeves. and like the old Barenaked Ladies song, i'm often losing my shirt. thankfully, the Saints scored the next 10 points to win the game 45-35. easily, the best game of the day. now, i hope the Saints don't have the letdown when they play next at the Bengals.

well, the Sacramento Kings fell back to earth yesterday, losing in Milwaukee 144-109. ouch.

the New York Rangers won last night over Buffalo, 3-1. i think they are finally figuring out what the new coach wants. it also helps that The King is back to being The King again.

the season finale of The Deuce last night was excellent.

Camping was pretty good last night.

Last Week Tonight was brilliant as usual.

Axios showed just how fucking stupid the asshole that runs this country truly is.

Our Cartoon President was fucking hilarious last night.

Ray Donovan was very good last night.

Kidding was dark and brilliant as usual last night, especially the fucking ending. i can't wait for the season finale next week.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight and The Voice. i'll be watching Monday Night Raw for most of the evening.

the trip to the bank was uneventful this afternoon. after that, i had to go to the drugstore to pick up some things for mom. the only thing i hate about going out in the afternoon is getting stuck behind a school bus.

i have no clue when i'll be on here tomorrow. i know if i get my ass in gear tonight, i will be sending out poems in the morning (at least in theory). so, if that does happen, i'll be on here after i get that done.

i hope everyone had a great weekend. now, get your ass out there and vote tomorrow.

La apatía solo funciona si eres rico

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

The Delta Saints - Crazy
Cowboy Junkies - Powederfinger
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

"Life is too short to work so hard." - Vivien Leigh

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:


Sunday, November 4, 2018

the sun is shining...

there was a cold sunshine this morning when i went out to get the paper. i really would just like a few days of no rain. that would be splendid for my back.

i did remember to turn the clocks back last night.

Shut Up and Dribble was really good last night. of course, no one who needs to watch it probably will.

Saturday Night Live was very funny last night.

Austin City Limits was excellent last night.

ROH was very good last night.

the Alabama vs. LSU game was a dud last night. i'm not sure if anyone is going to beat Alabama this year.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Axios, the season finale of The Deuce, Camping, Last Week Tonight, Ray Donovan, Kidding and Our Cartoon President.

the New Orleans Saints play later today at home against the Rams. the winner of this game will basically control their own destiny in the NFC. i'm really hoping the Saints find a way to give the Rams their first loss this season.

the New York Rangers play tonight at home against Buffalo. hopefully the Rangers can keep their winning streak going.

it's hard for me to believe, but the Sacramento Kings might actually be good this year. they play this afternoon at Milwaukee.

i'm hoping to get some writing done before the Saints game today. i've got one poem swimming in my head. hopefully, there are more.

i hope everyone had a great Saturday. hopefully your Sunday will be even better.

i'll most likely be on here tomorrow after a trip to the bank.

Las visiones del caos y la guerra son todo lo que los ojos pueden ver.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Cold War Kids - Can We Hang On? (Live)
Miguel - Sky Walker (Live)
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Last of My Kind (Live)

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." - Will Rogers

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Saturday, November 3, 2018

life with a bad back...

there is no greater joy in my life than having my back seize up while i'm grocery shopping. and today was the perfect snapshot of my life. i'm over looking at fruits and vegetables and my back just seizes up like i was fucking shot with a machine gun. so there i am, standing frozen like an elderly person lost in thought when this totally amazing light skin black woman walks by. DAMN. the closest i think i have ever seen to perfection in this fucking state in 42 years. all i could think was this is the story of my life. right before i see beauty, i get a reminder that i'm closer to death with every fucking second. i did a quick crack of my back and swallowed deep, as the pain was fucking horrible. the rest of the time in the store was one where i had to dig deep to find the pleasure in the pain. if i have a tombstone, that is what is going on it... here lies J.J. Campbell, a two bit poet who found the pleasure in the pain.

i've spent a good portion of today dealing with some crazy white woman from TNT (Trinidad & Tobago) that is pissed off that i didn't reply to her comments on my poems. i guess i am supposed to check my published poems every single day like a compulsive asshole to see if anyone has left a comment. oh, these foolish assholes. as i have learned over the years, there is such joy in just blocking these people and removing the negativity from my life.

so, let's start this adventure yesterday afternoon. i was watching WWE Crown Jewel (more on that turd later) and mom handed me the phone because she was going to take a shower. i just happened to look at the phone and noticed there was some voice messages on it. i checked them and wouldn't you know, the Highlander was ready at 8:15 yesterday morning. neither one of us heard the phone. i told mom and we left to go get it.

WWE Crown Jewel was going good until Vince decided he couldn't help himself. he just had to give the fans the middle finger. i didn't mind Hulk Hogan hosting the show. i was never that big of a fan. but, when Shane McMahon ended up winning the Best in the World tournament, that put a taste in my mouth that soured everything in the show. just fucking awful.

we did go to see the Dayton Flyers play last night. first off, the part of the arena that is finished looks amazing. our new seats are going to take some getting used to. i like the fact that we don't have another row behind us. we're sitting in a corner now, so it's a completely different view of the court. i did like the fact that mom wasn't affected as much by the lights and sounds like in previous years. when the arena gets finished, it will look like a smaller version of Nationwide Arena in Columbus. as for the game, i do like this team better than last season. it seems to be a better mix of players. now, i have no clue who is going to be the backup point guard. the defense from Dayton last night really didn't get good until the second half. i think that was mostly due to Capital running out of gas. Dayton is very athletic but can't defend worth shit at most times. any success Dayton has this year will come from their defense being turned into easy buckets. now, i did like the fact that they seemed a little more fluid when it came to offense. i absolutely loved what i saw out of Jhery Matos and Obi Toppin. those two should have amazing first seasons with the team. Dayton won last night 89-71. i'll try to forget that Capital (i think a division III team) was in the lead for most of the first half.

after the game, we went to Waffle House. it wasn't bad when we were the only ones in there. and then came the high school kids. i quickly remembered why i don't like white people who have never spent anytime in their lives around anyone with any sense of another culture. good god, so fucking annoying. this is why i always thank my mother for keeping me in a black high school.

Real Time with Bill Maher was excellent last night.

the final episode of Pod Save America was really good last night.

NJPW was good last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, ROH and Shut Up and Dribble.

i did get up this morning, after about 3 hours of sleep, to watch Manchester United play. thankfully, they came from behind today to defeat Bournemouth 2-1. i'll gladly take those 3 points.

after the game, i went to the grocery store. i had to get a ton of stuff today, mostly because i had a coupon that would give me $11 off if i spent at least $110. my goal is usually to keep everything under $100. so, i made sure to get some stuff that we would need, but maybe not right now; batteries, shit like that. plus, i had plenty of other coupons. the cashier nearly shit when he saw i saved over $64 on the groceries. let's just say we are stocked for a few weeks.

i was at the store when the Ohio State game started. good thing, as my mother said when i got home. today was one of those days Ohio Sate played down to its competition. that frustrates the living shit out of me. but, a victory is a victory. Ohio State defeated Nebraska, 36-31.

i will probably watch most of that LSU vs. Alabama game tonight. that should be, at least i'm hoping, a good one.

i have to remember to turn the clocks back tonight one hour. i hate people who say they get to sleep more with that. fuck you. it's another hour for me to write, explore my imagination, find more pleasure in the pain. and when one of you actually figures out what i mean by that, you'll understand me even more.

i will probably be on here tomorrow in the morning most likely. the New Orleans Saints don't play until 4:25, so i'll have plenty of time to get one done tomorrow morning.

i hope everyone has a great Saturday night. call if you need bail money.

Es como golpear un puño contra tus bolas y tener la necesidad de sonreír en lugar de llorar.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Americanadian - Get out of My Head, Thank You
Charles Bradley - I Feel a Change
Noelle Scaggs w/BRAVES - Great For You

"Imperfection is fine." - Anna Wintour

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day: