Saturday, June 20, 2009

Johnny Jones Radio is Back ON THE AIR!

The good folks at AlumniRoundup picked up the three-part series, "Relationships", which aired on Johnny Jones Radio in mid-'07 and featured none other than the lovely, Angie Jones!

The three parts of the series include The Female Perspective, The Male Perspective, and The Break-Up - Knowing When It's Over.

Shout out to the folks at AlumniRoundup and, specifically, Rustin "Roundup Russy" Moore for reaching out to the kid and picking up the series. I am definitely appreciative.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Keeping Up with the JONES

So I got a puppy.

Introducing to the world, Dexter King Jones...or Dex for short.

He's a schnauzer/poodle/terrier mix...or mut for simplicity.

This three-month-old is a bundle of joy, but he has a lot of energy. He can be a bit of a handful, but I'm glad he's a part of Angie and my life.

Also, after five years and ten seasons (spring and fall), I walked away from coaching youth soccer as I begin to transition into the next phase of The Life of Johnny Jones.

Fittingly, our hard fought final contest ended in a 2-2 tie. Of course, we had a lot of fun...after this season - my favorite season ever - it is so hard to walk away, but I figure why not go out on such a high?

I will miss it so much, though. :(

I Finished The Book

I finished reading Steve Harvey's book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, and I have to had some good points. He said a lot of things that - for most men - would seem obvious, but which probably needed to be said (or written).

More importantly, he was great about reiterating those points so if a woman has read the book and still fall "victim" then either a) she's an idiot or b) she's a glut for suffering.

I was skeptical about Steve Harvey writing this book, but I think he did a good job.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Advice from Who??? (Part Two)

(note: Please see previous blog to catch up...don't feel like writing a recap)

So after dinner last night with the Misses, I decided to hop over to Barnes & Nobles to purchase the book. I went home and eventually got through half of the book before calling it a night.

I have to admit - so good.

I caught myself wondering, "Women do not know this already? What...they never had a father, brother, homey to give them this insight!?" The answer, I guess, is "No." for a number of women - I assume - if Steve Harvey had to write this book and so many women have bought this book.

One thing that I appreciate about the way the book is written is the way that Steve Harvey (along with his co-author, Denene Millner) reinforce previously mentioned points as you go along in the book. Just so those women really hear what is being said...

Pretty good book and I'll share my overall thoughts once I've finished reading, but I will say this now - as with any self-help book, it's not about reading the lessons, it's about putting the lessons to use. That is what women (and men...) that read this book have to remember about making their situation better.

If you don't change your actions and expectations then you just wasted $23.99.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Advice from Who???

I think Steve Harvey is a very talented guy.

His stand-up comedy specials are always funny; his ventures in television have been marginally successful; and his syndicated radio show strikes me as very entertaining whenever I have a chance to listen to it (it doesn't air in Raleigh-Durham).

However, I cannot wrap my brain around the notion that women are rushing to stores to buy his book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. A book that, surprisingly, is not filled with anecdotal humor. No. It is a relationship book. Geared towards women. From a comedian. A male comedian.

Am I missing something?

To Steve's credit, he admits that he's not a relationship expert. He's an expert at being a man and knowing the way a man thinks. After saying, "Sh*t, me too (expletive)...", under my breath, I decided to take my hater shades off and do something positive instead.

I'm going to BUY and read the book solely to see what all of the fuss is about.

Maybe Mr. Hightower (y'all know y'all remember The Steve Harvey Show on the WB...stop fronting) will be able to help a lot of women gain a better understanding of the male species.

Now, that in itself is funny.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I Know A Lot of Creative People

My dude, Zac, from school has his own production company, The DeMiche, and he also produces these vlogs that are witty, yet thought provoking. Peep this video:

I should've slipped these cats my resume as before I embarked on this real world journey of mine. Damn.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I Need Your Help...

I'm from the South.

The Deep South.

Down in those parts, we speak. To everyone. If eye contact is made - oh, you better speak or else you're written off as rude and/or "stuck up" FOREVER!

So I speak. All the time. Unfortunately, I always say the same thing...everyday.
I need something new. I need options. I need phrases to mix it up. Help ya' boy out! Feel free to leave suggestions. I'm open to anything.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Buy The Book!

My best friend from back home, Michael "Quess?" Moore, is an awesome poet/spoken word artist that published a book, Blind Visionz, a collection of some of his work. You should cop it today - it only cost $12 bucks!