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I'm Sayin'??
Saturday, June 21, 2008
This kid's gonna be a star.
Just you wait.

If anyone would like to put his picture in a magazine or a feature him in a commercial or a major motion picture, drop me a line at mau (at)

I dub thee: Mini Mau.

"I woulda taken the money." aka "Sheer Obstinance"

But Edith Macefield is(was) not me.

Edith was the sole holdout who refused to sell her house in a blue-collar neighborhood in Seattle.

Even when AlL of her neighbors moved away, she stayed.

Even as new construction and "progress" brought luxurious condominiums and fancy restaurants, she stayed.

Even as the construction company built the walls of a parking deck around her house, mere feet from her windows, she stayed. Looks like they even cut her poor tree.

Even when they offered her $1 million, she stayed.

Yup. $1 MILLION. 6 zeroes. Count em.

I mean, she coulda taken the money and found her a nice little condo, and bought herself a little Chevy Cobalt or something and let that old Cavalier go. I mean, at 86 years old, don't you owe yourself a comfortable ride? I had an ex who used to drive one of those, and they're pretty crappy. Lemme tell you.

Well, Edith has gone on now, and you gotta give her her props. She went out on her own terms.

I woulda taken the money. Know What I'm Sayin'??
Monday, June 16, 2008
My First Father's Day
I realize that many, if not most, of the readers here don't actually know my name or have a great idea of what I look like besides the "About Me" photo, which is a pretty nice photo in all honesty. That's on purpose, right? After all, people know me, and sometimes I may not want my personal and relatively anonymous thoughts to intersect the people who know me. In some circles, I'm kind of a big deal.

At any rate. The point is, this blog is intentionally faceless and nameless (I do realize that the dogged researcher could find out more about me than just my name and picture).

That being said, I'm breaking my personal blog code, and posting a picture of myself, several actually. Below is a letter that "my son" wrote and gave to me (with Mrs. Mau's help). Printed up and framed.

This by far MADE Father's Day for me. One time for Mrs. Mau.

Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers out there. It's a great job to have, huh?

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I Live in Decatur 7: Just Married
So yesterday, I'm riding along, and I come up to a stoplight. After a few moments, I glance into my rearview mirror, and I see writing on the windshield of the car behind me.

It says "Just Married 6/9/2008".

I think to myself "That's great. I support Black Love! I hope it lasts." Stuff like that.

Then...something registers on my internal "Oddness Meter".

I realize that it's 2008, and it's a free country, and anyone can pretty much do whatever they want with their personal lives, BUT...

Who gets married on a Monday?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I live in Decatur.

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Monday, June 02, 2008
Movie Review: The Golden Compass
This movie was NOT GOOD.
Movie Review: Cleaner
Cleaner has a pretty decent pedigree behind it:
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Ed Harris
  • Eva Mendes
  • Keke Palmer (Akeylah and the Bee)
  • Luis Guzman
That being said, the movie was...just okay. The story itself was decent and workable, but the performances by the actors were a bit stiff and forced.

I felt that in trying to develop the characters fully, the movie ended up giving background information on the characters that ended up doing very little to further the plot.

And that's all I have to say about that.