The Romantics

It’s What I Like About You (A Meme For Schools)

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

In my personal journey for growth, I’ve found that the dearth of positivity amongst involved adults can turn any school, well-meaning or otherwise, into a dumping ground of negative soot. In such an environment, it only makes sense that kids suffer. While I don’t participate in too much negative banter …






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Prepping For My Real Job

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

Damian tagged me, and I must oblige. After all, I tagged almost everyone and their mother yesterday trying to get you all to help me with my most involved effort yet. Damian asked me which of my previous (and worst) jobs helped me prepare for the job I have currently …






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Howl If You Hear Me

Jose Vilson Jose 38 Comments

Allen Ginsberg is the man. As a resident Lower East Sider and poet, I’ve always heard of his stuff, and respected him on street cred alone. Little did I know that this whole time, I’d already been exposed to Ginsberg through one of my already favorite poets, Amiri Baraka. In …






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The Truth Is …

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

Yes, I popularized this meme. Don’t let any other blogger tell you differently. The truth is … I don’t care who’s reading this. The truth is … I’m cheering for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in the Finals. The truth is … we now know why Kobe is the MVP. …






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A Little Fun While I’m A Lotta Sick

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

Wow, my face feels like a lemon-meringue stuffed pie. And I’ve been blowing my nose all day trying to get the stuff out. Ugh! This is the first time in what feels like a year or so I’ve actually been sick, versus in previous years when I’d be sick every …






One Love

Jose Vilson 6 Comments

I never used to like Valentine’s Day, but now I love it. Then again, it’s probably because I had a date, and have had one for some time now. I haven’t always had the best of luck, especially as a child, but now, things have never looked brighter. I’m not …






The Politics of Access

Jose Vilson Jose 12 Comments

All the popular blogs are doing it.From: What Privileges Do You Have? – based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. (If you participate in this blog game, they ask that you …






Short Notes: Dirty Little Secrets

Jose Vilson Short Notes 4 Comments

A few notes: 1. I spotted a couple of gems online that I’d like to share with some of you: Sickamore of XXL Mag fame posted a blog comparing the Manning family to the Corleones (Godfather). Now that I’ve actually watched The Godfather, I get the joke. It was funny …






Bob and Weave

Jose Vilson 9 Comments

I’ve been tagged by JD to do the 7 Things Meme. I really thought I got hit with this meme, but it was really the Crazy 8s, so technically I never got hit with the 7 Things Meme. That’s weird coming from someone whose made his rounds and then some …






Would You Take My Picture?

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

I tried my best to impress Sue of SpeechTeach, since I asked to be tagged to this meme. As far as who’s tagged after this, I pick you, and you, and you, and you … Scroll over the image to know what the image means. 1. Age at next birthday… …