Aight so get a soda and some snacks I have a feeling this is gonna get long...
So this weekend was chill on Saturday I was t my uncles house with my immediate family hangin out shootin the shit and cooking some Puerto Rican food called pastelli's (sp?) We were talking about making them on Friday and my uncle always calls my bluffs and said you get some green bananas and it's on... Ha- Don my good riding friend is a produce manager at Food Maxx in union city so I made a call he made a call and wallaaaaaa the next morning I had a whole box which is 40pounds of the rawest Bananas youd ever seen in your life.
Most people dont know but bananas you buy in the store well a week before you buy them they are "gassed" with nitrogen to make them get sweet. The trick with getting them and where Don is the big help is that he calls and makes sure they dont get gassed because how we use them we dont need them sweet. OK back to the story :)
So we are leaving the store after picking up the bananas and of course its Hayward/Union City so its in the hood no doubt and these 2 older guys are trying to push their truck across an intersection and are having no luck because for one their old and not lookin too strong and secondly, the 22" rims arent gettin rollin too easily haha. No joke either 22's on a brand new f-150 that shouldnt be stalled out. Anyway I tell my uncle lets help these fools they aint boutta make it anywhere at this rate. So I throw the shit in park hop out and get shit moving and their super thankful or whatever we get it pushed into a parking lot/stall and we hop back in the truck. So like 5-10 minutes down the road were on 880 comin back to SJ and my uncle is like hey and im all whats up. And hes like you helped those guys and your knee is fucked up thats really cool of you. I didnt think nothing of it really until my uncle told my mom n dad n my aunt later, and I was like yeah all feeling good because I guess it was nice of me to help even though I had a good excuse to not. Its kinda good feeling to help so try it sometime is what Im getting at...
K time for the second tangent. So Saturday night were playing cards again like we do the foods cooking and it takes 4-5 hours to cook so we might as well play cards you know? Im gettin worked over and Im down like$25 my mom and dad are gettin smoked they are down like $60+ and my uncles ballin he cant lose a hand at all. I aint trippin because Im up like $120 playin cards so Im figurin its my day to lose a few bucks. Anyway Its gettin late like 10:30pm and we get a phone call from someone in Modesto and My aunt Judy is in the hospital yet again. Let me give you a quick overview on her. Shes had cancer for like 10 years at the least and she's been battling it pretty damn good. She cut off a boob- whatever the term for that surgery is insert it here _____________. And then the cancer got into her back and brain and generally everywhere it wants. But like I said she hasnt slowed down life at all and keeps it movin. She is probably one of the biggest Hustlers Ive ever known and will be for some time. She's into some shit that a 65 yr. old woman should be bitching about not involved in haha. Anyway shes awesome and shes my great aunt by the way I just recalled that fact. So we get word shes bleeding both internally and its coming out here n there and they are like its boutta be over you know "the call" so were sittin their still dealing hands of poker discussing shit. Mind you we've gotten several of these calls over 10 years and each one you kinda get a lil jaded and think its never gonna really happen. Alot of us are psyked to have her this long and were thankful for each day but we know its coming so we dont panic as much as before. So we do the math and a few more calls come through and her kids are flying in from Hawaii and its like fuck I guess this is really it I mean people are flying in and shit somethings happening. We continue to play cards and finally I come up yet another $40 so Im up to like $160 this week from cards :) So I volunteer to pick up some heads from SFO at 4 am and then drive to pick up my grandma in Newark then off to Modesto. hella long trip. I get to the hospital and I got 4 heads with me and no shit like 30 family members there already, plus how irnoic is this another great aunt goes to visit her and falls in the parking lot and gets hurt and ends up 2 rooms down from her. No shit 2079, and 2071 are both my great aunts. Crazy. So I step in the room Im not much for hospitals unless its someone I know well and can hold a convo with because the person needs to rest and get well not hang out n shoot the shit you know? Theirs no joke like 12 people in the room its chaos so I post up the majority of the day in the waiting room. Hella family all day shits crazy and we finally dip out at like 6pm. I make the journey trip home and drop everyone off and see my cousin monica for a few minutes. Shes on a girl scout cookie hustle and has seriously a garge full of those things... Damn someone is makin good money off those damn cookies. So I get home at like 8,9 pm maybe? Iono. And Im talkin to Lisa whos a racer from Stockton and sure as shit her dad is set to havea double bypass heart surgery the next morning. And Im like fuck man tomorrow is not guaranteed by any means and you cant slack and wait for shit to happen in life.
I always bitch n moan to Daniel, Scott, Endo, and Don about how were all at a point right now that we can do little things and go on trips and enjoy life without having tons of responsibilities. Dons excluded i guess he already is pretty deep rooted and cant do that much. But anyway I rag on these fuckers nonstop because like I travel alot I think, and I hate how they never get to see anything but the BAY. Dont get me wrong I love the BAY and Ill never call another place home i dont think, but time away and travel is some of the best shit ever. Experiences and people youll meet are some of the best things I can show from my bmx stuff. So after hearing about Lisa's dad and my aunt and shit like that, I get to thinking fuck if I were to kill over right now people would be bummed Im sure but for the most part if I had to hang it up right now Ive done plenty that Im stoked about and Ive had a good run. I plan on doing much more but for now if it all ended today Im good. So the end of the tangent message today is simple.
"Live life in the moment and working toward the future; but dont rely so heavily on the future that you miss current opportunity." Nick Valencia
P.S. Say a good word for Lisa's pops and my Aunt. Much Love to them.