Monday, February 9, 2009

Myspace Madness

When we first started this blog our cousin made a comment. She said "if you're not making a personal diary on this blog then won't you eventually run out of things to blog about?" Well Cuzzo we're 9 months in and still going strong. As much as we try to not make this a personal blog, there are often times when certain things just get thrown in your lap. Well at that point you have no choice but to blog about them. I have a song I wrote called "Walk in my Shoes" and part of the chorus states "If you take a walk in my shoes and lace em' up/ you'll see that I'm for real man I can't make this up." So here is one of those situations.

Here's the background info: I'm not going to go personally into all of the nitty gritty, but let's just say due to certain circumstances my brother and I aren't the closest with our father. Now in recent months he's made attempts to rebuild the relationship. But to be honest, let's just say as Jay-Z said "It's a slow process and I ain't got nothing but time."

So a few days ago I get a weird text message. After reading it I realize it's a text message sent via yahoo messenger. The message happened to be from my father. So I'm in my head like "who in the hell put him up on yahoo messenger?" Not that he's too old or anything because my mom uses yahoo messenger at times. But for some reason it was just weird coming from him. So the message is general so I go ahead and reply. Then he begins to ask me about my music and when my cd is coming out. So I tell him and give him my myspace link www.myspace.com/crecksinkrowd. I think nothing of this innocent gesture as I felt if he was really interested he would appreciate seeing the site. He said he would check it out and that was the end of the convo. At least so I thought.

Well I got another of these texts from him last night. I was actually online at the time, so I just went ahead and IM'd him directly through yahoo messenger. He was going on saying how much he liked my myspace page and how professional it looked. Also, he stated that he was looking forward to hearing my CD. Now my father was into music way back in the days. But just like all musicians I guess you just never give up on the dream. So, he was going on about how he wanted to collabo with me (LMAO), how he can help me, about this artist he's producing, and how he knows so and so he can give my cd to. Blah blah, Yada Yada. So in parting he makes this statement. "Who are the ladies on your myspace page?" I'm like I don't know it's a music page everyone gets approved so it could be anyone. Some of them I know some are just myspace friends. So, he closes saying "Well I don't know which were which but Wow!! had me thinking... Never mind talk to you later son." I shook my head as he signed out of messenger and again thought that was that.

So not too long after that I go on to my myspace page to check my messages and play that damn Mafia Game I'm addicted to. LoL. So I notice I have a new friend request and a new message. I get all kinds of friend requests, so I never really pay attention to nor ever visit the pages of some of the clowns that send me requests. As I said everyone gets approved! So when I looked at this latest request. The name first stuck out. But I'm like Oh Hell No this just couldn't be. So I go to my messages and see I have a message from this person as well. I read the message and immediately start to "crack" the hell up like Bobby and Whitney. I go to the person's page and see the main picture and just begin to shake my goddamn head. I begin to read the profile and let out a WTF aloud. Can this nigga be serious?

I'm sure you guessed it by now. But yes my damn father had created a myspace page. Now my father brings about all kinds of hilarity just for no damn reason some times. I've referred to him as dad and father here, but trust he gets called a lot of names by us and neither of those are often spoken. Trust if I got down and personal I would have endless blogs that would have you dying a slow death from laughter. However, this officially took the cake. I immediately got on the phone and called my brother. When I tell him the story we're both damn near in tears. But wait here's the kicker. You ready? The nigga listed his age as 40!! 40? Are you serious? My brother is 30 and I'll be 29 this year. So you were 10 and 11 when you had us? Get the hell outta here. This so reminded me of the episode of Boondocks where granddad was on myspace meeting women. See the clip below.




See this is why certain technologies are dangerous when they fall into the hands of either young children or older people. Now I'm not saying there is anything wrong with older people being on myspace. So if any of your parents have myspace pages then more power to them. However, I do have a problem with MY parents being on there. In addition, I would have a problem with my parents frequenting the same club I hit up. I don't want to see pops trying to holler at young girls or mom's (not that she ever would) dropping it like it's hot. There just has to be certain boundaries that are set and respected.

So in an attempt to see if I was alone in this boat, I did some research and just did a quick browse on myspace for people ages 50 (my dad's real age) - 68 (the maximum age field myspace allows). Well apparently within a 250 mile radius of my zip code there were about 3000 people men and women that fit that search criteria. I clicked through a few pages and noticed the majority of them were white people. But I guess I felt a little better knowing that I'm not the only child being embarrassed by their parent.

I just find it funny that I just wrote a blog about being the cool dad to my son as he gets older. I mean I want to be up to date with slang and technology; however, at age 50 my son will be 26. By that time as cool as I would want to still be in his eye, I think I would have just embraced my old age.

I'm honestly still debating on whether to approve this friend request or not. The good thing with having over 1000 friends is that he would be buried in the pile. But there's absolutely no way in hell that he's going in my top friends. I'll keep a running update on how the new myspace adventures are going. I'm sure my brother will have to also state his take on the situation. So this definitely won't be the last you hear of this subject. All I know is if I get a friend request from my mom I'm closing that damn page down quicker than a buffet when a bus load of obese people pull up. LoL. Oh and to my cousin as long as I have gold like this I'll never run out of stuff to blog about. And by the way cuzzo you're in my top friends on myspace, so check your inbox. I'm sure that your uncle sent you a friend request too. So far he only has Tom and some unforsaken victim. LMAO!!

--C-Recks--

27 comments:

Kryssy said...

LMFAO!!!!
I totally know how you feel. The day I saw my FATHER'S Black Planet page, I nearly passed out...
And he had a whole bunch of half-naked chicks as his friends. Terrible!!

urbanknitrix said...

Wow. Too damn funny!! I am so happy I don't have to worry about this. My mother just learned how to send picture messages (she sent me about 13 at one damn time). Now if she knew how to work it, she would be all over the place meeting people.

Once my stepdad died, my mother became some type of hoochie mama at least that is how I see it, she is 52 and date 30 somethings year olds. Ugh (somebody help me...)

If she ever figure out the computer, it's on.

Dang your father is cooler than me, he got a myspace page before me.

Jillian said...

LMAO...well I'm de-myspaced so I wouldn't know..but I can tell you I'd be as uncomfortable if I saw that my mother and father had a myspace page...you know though, I'm pretty sure my Grandma does...SMH......oh man.....LOL

Keith said...

That story is funny. Your dad and I are exactly the same age. (I have a 28 year old daughter) I couldn't see myself on myspace trying to holler at young women.
I try to be as hip as the next guy, but that's just pathetic.
I try to be another thing that Jay-Z said- "A Grown Man" and that type of thing is for the young folks.Fortunately for me, my wife is still a fox...not as hot as she was 29 years ago (but who is?) but hot enough for me that I'm not on My space trying to be younger than I am.. Great Post. I love this blog, you guys keep me laughing.
(And that keeps me young-lololol.)

CaramelKisses said...

OMG...lol Your Father has a mysoce page...40???

Now thats funny!!!!

YOu better accept his request... it is your daddy...lol

Amber-Alert said...

LMAOOOOOO this is HILARIOUS!!!! myspace is so played its just a bunch of kids on there now...but i guess thats right up ur dads alley lol lol

Stephie J said...

Lmao! Thats so funny!!

My mom said there is no way in hell she'd ever get a facebook. LoL.

Thank god for that!!!

mrs. mary mack said...

ummm OMg I have a story VERY similar to this posted on another blog! LMAO- yeah there is an old people movement on myspace!

ToshaRenelle said...

Oh, dude! My dad is 60 and I had to put him on notice a few months back. He has a Blackberry and is very good with the computer. He thinks he's a pimp, doesn't like dating women over 40 and just an all around old school player. I warned him to NEVER EVER EVER under any circumstances get a facebook OR MySpace account. He was reluctant to oblige, but he understands...just can't happen! LMAO!!!!!!!!!! TOOO FUNNY!

reedwrites said...

My step-dad has a myspace page--he's 52. And all his top friends look like strippers. My mom knows about it and doesn't give a damn (they have a weird relationship, but they're not stepping out one each other, so, whatever!). I would say the idea of him on myspace skeeved me, but um...I'm the one who took him to the adult video store one year before Chirstmas and said pick out what you want. LMAO--that's a blog in and of itself

And in his defense I will say that I know he keeps in touch with some of his real friends that way since my folks retired and moved cross country.

Too funny though!!

Gorgeous Geek said...

lmfao that's hilarious.

My ma acting as if she wanted a facebook page but then decided against it b/c she doesnt operate the computer very well outside of the work setting. And I def was not offering to assist her in the task haha

Miss.Stefanie said...

My mom has one! Shes my numero uno.
Hahaha.

Tuotierugif >^..^<© said...

aw lol it's actually kinda cute ;) just make sure he watches that episode of the Boondocks! lol

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Lawd, this is hilarious! Sounds like something one of my crazy tail uncles would do.

{Diamond} said...

I think it's ok for older people to have a myspace. I'm sure my mom would love to connect with distant family and friends, if she knew how lol, but no way could she be on there looking for men cuz I would not have it! And she certainly wouldn't be approved as a friend lol. Not because I wouldn't want her, but because of all the inappropriate things other people would leave. I love my mom, but there has GOT to be a limit! lol

clnmike said...

Lol, you pop is a trip.

The only time I get on myspace is to play the Mafia wars and Mobsters, the rest got boring real quick.

Sexxy Luv said...

lmao!

hahaha! you might not have him in your top friends but he is going to have you in his! lmao!

you better approve your father's request!

Confused Luv said...

Wow...I am glad my mother can barely operate a vcr, let a long a computer. If she were to ever join myspace or any social networking site I would fall out. I have had a similiar situation that happened to a friend and her mother found her online and begin writing her like everything was all good and it created an interesting dialogue. Plus...if my mother over saw what a put online...nothing disgusting, but she is so not ready for it.

Afrobabe said...

LMFAO...OMG I would die if I got an invite from my dad on fb or myspace...

My dad just learnt how to send text messages cos of me being far far away from nigeria....
great post, great blog...

♫Musique's Prodigy♫ said...

wow. I'm glad my dad hasn't created myspce. He would have a whole lot of nake women on his page. Also, my dad is not into online communities (praise God) because I know he would be nosy.

lyfesimplified said...

Hey Brother,

Wow...that's crazy. You think he would mind if we stopped by and said "hey dad" ?? LOL

I have to add you to my myspace when I get home.

Go.

Angel said...

Oh you had me giggling!! that was very very funny, I pray for my mum never to go on facebook or myspace!

Super Woman said...

SMH ....My father hit me up on AIM not too long ago and my mother had a myspace page (Which I deleted as soon as i got my hands on her password, she still doesnt know what happened to her myspace page to this day)

I think if i saw my father on Myspace talking about he's 30 Im going to want to fight him. WE WILL FIGHT. Like seriously.

My father tries to be cool and keep up with slang but i guess he's still stuck on the 80's and early 90's cool. Like he just stopped. IDK....smh Parents are weird...

Tanyetta said...

LMAO--***All I know is if I get a friend request from my mom I'm closing that damn page down quicker than a buffet when a bus load of obese people pull up. LoL.***

please, stop. :)

Beautifully Complex said...

This was hilarious ! Thanks for giving me my first LOL moment of the day :) I have an uncle on myspace who is lyin about his age & his income. My aunt is totally clueless, has zero computer skills & things he is always on the computer "working". Pitiful.

Blah Blah Blah said...

Hilarious!
My dadis 58...if I eva...eva see my dady on myspace it's a doen deal.

Altho, I haven't been on there in so long...I don't even remember my username...but still...whether I am on there or not...he BET NOT be.

Just Jasmine said...

Yeah my aunt has a myspace page and she's dropping like its hot in every picture, some with her 19 yr old daughter. SMDH

but I do go to clubs with my momma :)