Just my thoughts...

Just my thoughts...
The randomness that is I

Monday, September 26, 2011

Only 5 Days Left!!!

First of all, October is National Blog Month and I will start blogging regularly again. There are a few posts from the past that I want to post again too, so stay tuned!

Now about that title...We have until the 30th of September to help Urban Soulz Radio earn free air time on Spreaker!

You don't have to give money or fill out a survey, all you have to do is pass on the link to join Spreaker to your friends.

"Sharing Spreaker with your Friends is the fastest way to grow your audience. Until the end of September, every 5 friends who join you get one month free. http://www.spreaker.com/?ref=U3775147"

I'm working on my friends. I've got 3 signed up so far. So I'm asking you to do this for the UrbanSoulz Family. Email it, Tweet it, FB it! All you have to do is ask!

And don't forget to invite them to listen to Urban Soulz Radio. The schedule is posted at www.urbansoulzradio.webs.com and you can access episodes on the "Episodes" tab in the lower right hand corner.

Urban Soulz Radio on Spreaker

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Hardest Parts of Being a Kidney Patient

From the outside looking in, it might appear that dialysis would be one of the hardest parts of being a kidney patient.

To me, that's one of the easiest. Even the complications that come up are not that hard for me to deal with.

For me, the hardest part of being a patient is seeing the hardship my health is causing to those who love me. I see it in my kids’ eyes, though they never say a word.

I see it in my nephew’s face each time I answer a question he has for me.
I felt it in the silence between my best friend and I when I e-mailed him contact numbers for my family “just in case”.

The next hardest thing is making friends during those 4 hour shifts and then losing them.

There are some who come for treatment angry at the world. Some just don’t say anything at all. Ever.

Others of us do what we have to do and make the best of it.

Some of us develop decent friendships during treatment. Then someone changes shifts or changes days and then you lose touch.

It hurts when you haven’t seen someone in awhile or heard how they are doing and you happen to glance at a picture in the obituaries and realize it was someone you used to dialyze with.

That’s what happened to me this morning.

I was skimming the paper and saw that a friend that had moved to California passed away last week.

The last I heard, she was doing really well. Her health was improving and she was very happy with the move.

Not sure what happened, not sure I’ll ever know. She has been missed…

R.I.P. Sharon Garrison
5/25/44 to 9/17/11

Monday, September 12, 2011


I know some of you who are connected to me on FB and Twitter have noticed that I've been promoting Urbansoulz.com and Urbansoulzradio.webs.com.

These are two places that I spent a lot of time at.

Yes, Urbansoulz is a social site, but it's not like any I've been on before. There are different groups that people participate in, but there are challenges weekly and people REALLY socialize there and it's truly more like family than a bunch of friends.

There's not a lot of spam or viruses floating around.

I admit that when I first got there, I didn't care for the site, but I found that changing the browser from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox made all the difference in the world! Explorer just doesn't allow you the full Urbansoulz experience.

Did I tell you that there are members from all over the world on Urbansoulz? UK, Brazil, Philippines


I challenge you to find a better, interactive radio show on the net!

There are radio shows on Sunday (I don't mean a lil church music and some clapping, I mean we have CHURCH!!!), Wednesday (Grown and sexy music that chills and heats up at the same time), Thursday (the focus is usually one artist and we have the chance to appreciate some of the music they've done), Friday (It's just an all out house party ya'll!) and Saturday (The DJ calls the show Gumbo, you never know what she's going to play, but it's always HOT!)

Each radio show is accompanied by a chat room. When I tell you we clown in that joker...it's not a place to come and hook up, it's a respectable place to have fun and let ya hair down!

Come by both sites. Membership is free!

Tell em Deedles sent you!

Urbansoulz Speaks: urbansoulz radio

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11: What Do YOU Remember?

I'd like to hear from my readers on this one. Especially people who were overseas. What were you doing on that day?

When I heard about the first plane, I was at work. Me and a few co-workers were in my boss's office and I was waiting to put my son on the bus, for school.

I'd just come back from putting him on the bus, when we saw the 2nd plane hit the towers.

First feelings were those of confusion. How could this have happened twice? In the same place? What is going on?

As the morning unfolded, I became sick to my stomach.

A non-smoker, I borrowed a cigarette from a co-worker and dug through my desk for a mini-bottle of Cask and Cream that my former boss had given me previously. I went outside and sat on the steps of our building and smoked the cigarette, sipped my spiked Pepsi and fought the urge to go get my kids.

As the day progressed, being the state capital, there were rumors of plans to attack the capitol building and the federal building, both of which are walking distance from my office. They sent those workers home early, but we didn't have permission to leave, so the remainder of the day was awful, not knowing what would happen next and watching everything over and over on television and not knowing whether the friends I had who worked at the Pentagon were dead or alive.

After 3 days of continuous coverage, I finally, for my own sanity and to protect my kids, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network were the only channels I allowed on in my home.

I was blessed to not lose any friends that day...

What is your story?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Blue Eyed Soul

What is Blue Eyed Soul? Traditionally, white artists sing pop, rock, top 40, but periodically you'll run into some who have such a soulful sound that you expect them to be black.

Take a listen to last night's show or check out past episodes on the Episodes link on the bottom right. You may be surprised at some of the songs on the broadcast...or maybe not.

Come visit us at www.urbansoulz.com and www.urbansoulzradio.webs.com

Urban Soulz Radio on Spreaker

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