Episode 136: Go For It!

The guys debate whether or not they are “co-hosts” or “hosts” of the pod, welcome in another addition of “Relatable Recommendations” and talk a little shop (open mic comedy). Zack has a theory about Asian people and Octopi while Dean nails a Ryan Sheckler impression. Shop with the Amazon link on the site (TheRelatables.com) and don’t forget to Stay Relatable!

Act Natural – Right Now 

Migos – Quality Control (Intro) (feat. Lil’ Yachty and Gucci Mane)

Frequency

I think I believe in love a first sight, or at least lust at first sight. But I’m not sure if I believe in soul mates. It’s a weird place to start, I know, but I’ll get there.

Maybe I’m negative, but when it comes to the sheer numbers, I think it would be a pretty sick joke to put your soul mate on the other side of the planet, or the next city over for that matter. I believe that people vibrate at different frequencies. Usually people vibrate pretty similar to their friend group. The same way “ladies” periods will line up if they live together 🤷🏾‍♂️. Or the way you can tell someone is from the South or foreign. Aside from vibrating on that cultural wave, people have very unique tones, based on their experiences, influences, and aspirations.

I don’t know if it’s confidence or charisma. But there is something about either having your shit together or not giving a fuck, that people can just smell on you. It’s like people have evolved to sense the realness in others. And with all the posturing and flexing, there’s something subconscious that people feel when you are genuine. It’s been my experience, that when I am truly in the moment, not caring about who is watching, or how I may look, and free of expectation. That’s when I seem to ring at my truest tone. Things seem to fall into place. I just seem like I’m in the right place at the right time, way more often. Meet new people, get invited to do new things, and am open to learning lessons that I don’t think I normally would be.

I know I said I’d get there, but idk where I was going. This is more about just being yourself and letting it ring true, to attract the positive energy that comes from vibrating at your own frequency.

August 18th

My mom was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease while I was in high school – We lost her when I was 24 years old, on August 18, 2016.  Those were the most devastating years of my life.
She used to bake and decorate cakes professionally for all occasions – mostly weddings. But she even made up a boob cake in a blue bikini top for a Bachelor party that she thought was so hilarious.  Pineapple upside down cake with Brandy was a classic she’d make for us at home.  So I’m going to make it on Sunday. A cake every year for tradition.
Knowing I’ve survived 3 years now, in a world that no longer includes my amazing mother introduces a lot of complex feelings. Sometimes I still feel guilty for embracing so much joy. But I realize that my happiness has a lot to do with the lessons she instilled in me – so though gone in body she is still here. She is present in the way I let go of the small things or make efforts to be a better listener to my friends, in the way I want to give more hugs, and love as freely as she did.  
August 18th is the day that death touched my life and changed me forever.  There’s so much I wish I could tell her now. But mostly how much I love and miss her. And that I think of her…every. single. day. 

Episode 135: Crowd of Lonelys

Like everyone else, Epstein is on the brain. Zack talks his self sabotaging ways and Dean opens up about not opening up in relationships.

Ugly God – Batman

SPIRIT XIII – Hubris

Check out the official video for “Hubris” on Spirit’s site here.

Real People

🚨 Political Post 🚨

I’ve noticed from my interactions on Facebook that Conservatives are very willing to talk and debate ideas. While on the other hand Liberals are more likely to laugh at the idea, talk down, or not make it worth their time.

I’m wondering if others have had this same experience. I think it’s because a lot of liberal ideas are emotion and utopia based, where as many conservative ideas are more rooted in application.

I do want to say that I don’t know what I’m talking about. I don’t quite know what I identify as- “liberal”, if I had to guess, but when I interact with conservatives online, they make some points. I don’t know enough to argue, so I usually just try to listen or ask questions and learn as much as I can about either side but like I said earlier, liberals usually aren’t as forthcoming with thier ideas, usually assuming that you’re either already on board or that ship has left. I think it’s “sexy” to some people to be associated with ideas or a movement. And with social media as polarizing as it is, if you don’t know how to feel, you are part of the problem.

I think Chris Rock said it best in one of his specials. He said something to the effect of, “No one is 100% one thing. Anyone that makes up their mind before they hear the issue is a fool. There are some things I’m liberal about and other things I’m conservative about. Crime. I’m conservative. Prostitution. I’m liberal”. Shout out to Chris, but I think in this day and age, nuance isn’t sexy (especially not in the news). We are the generation of texts, vines and Snapchat. Our attention spans seem to be getting shorter, and with that the news has become more polarizing.

I started this thinking I was going to make a post for Facebook,but realized I’m not that person. Maybe I’ll repost this, if anyone will read it. On some subliminal level, I feel like talking to real people is the best way to form opinions. Articles can be skewed, corrected, have agendas…all kinds of things. Plus, I don’t know those people. It’s the same reason I don’t like or listen to Rotten Tomatoes film reviews. I dont know those people and they don’t know me. So why would I take their advice on a movie I might really enjoy? I know I’m young, and will probably grow out of these ideas, but when you feel inspired for “Here’s The Thing”, you let it flow.

I’m just a stereotype of a black male misunderstood, but it’s still all good.

It’s Okay If You Don’t Like Me

Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s okay because not everyone has good taste.  What? Should I have gone somewhere different with that?

I occasionally do some reflecting on previous versions of myself compared to the person I am today.  How some people in my life came and went during the c#nt-iest phases of my 20s. How those people might think of me now and say “What a cu*&!” 
How people I have met recently or within the last couple of years still think I’m unbearable even though I feel like I’m the best version of myself yet.  I’m human. It can bother me sometimes when people don’t like me for the simple fact that my person doesn’t sit well with them. Who doesn’t want to be liked?
But if everyone liked me..or you..it would take away from the connections I have with those who do like me when no one else has to.  Not everyone is going to know how to receive my energy, and I’m at peace with that.  So, if you like me, you have good taste.  
If you don’t…well, I don’t like you either 🙂