An awesome adventure and a theme park

It’s Monday morning and I’m up early for no reason pertaining to work…

I don’t have to be at my job til like 1 in the afternoon.

I don’t sleep much as it is. But on days like this where I have the chance to get some work done before I have to be at,well, “work.” I like to get an early jump on things.

Yesterday I went to a theme park with my girlfriend, brother, and nephew. And this was one of the few times I’ve had the chance to spend time with my family since being home from prison.

It was a great time too.

I had big plans to shoot an awesome video of the adventure that would be going to this theme park. And I did shoot a pretty awesome video.

But as usually what happens when a big video is planned…

Technical difficulties arose that made me have to abandon certain aspects of that awesome video idea.

I brought two cameras with me.

One for the car ride and one for in the park and on the rides.

Well, the second camera was my GoPro like camera that was too be used in the park.

It died very soon after getting inside the park. And what footage I did capture on it…

Sucked.

I realized yesterday just how crappy that camera really is.

Horrible picture and sound quality.

Now I have plans to either destroy the camera or sell it.

Not sure which of those options would be more satisfying at this point.

Anyways.

With my GoPro “knock off” out of commission, it was up to my cell phone to capture what action I could inside the park.

By the end of the day, I captured enough to put together a video I was very pleased with…

You can see that video here if you’d like.

It really was great seeing my brother and his son and having the chance to catch up with them.

We rode a lot of rides and just overall had fun!

We have plans to visit this theme park again soon and this time I’ll be a lot more prepared camera-wise.

If you don’t watch this latest video I just uploaded for any other reason, you have to watch it for the scene where my nephew is eating this chocolate and marshmallow pizza…

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Here is the video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’ve been smoking crack lately…

I’ve been MIA lately, to say the least…

The reason for that is because I’ve been smoking crack.

No, I’m kidding..!

But I sure got your attention didn’t I..?

Note to bloggers, myself included…

Want eyes on your content…?

Then use big time titles to your sh&t like this one.

Hey, have a f&%kin sense of humor..!

But, hey…

Now that I’ve got your attention, let me see if I can keep it…

and maybe also warp your mind a little to  get you to do a few things…

But we’ll get to all that  in a minute…

So, MIA I have been lately and why…

Well, I’ve actually been working a legitimate JOB this last week..!

Yep, thanks to some pretty awesome people who really believe in me, they lined me and my new buddy Wayne up with this construction “flagging traffic” gig…

Sounds pretty lame, right..?

Well, hell..!

We’re making  good money just to hold a sign up..!

We’re making a hundo a day and we don’t even have to get dirty..!

Oh, by the way…

“A hundo…”

That’s one hundred dollars.

We just stand in the road, looking good, watching people drive by…

Some even wave at us…

Then again, some yell and scream at us and tell us to get out of the f&%king road.

Someone blew me a kiss.

I’m so awesome.

So yeah working…

Not Crack.

That’s the reason why I been MIA.

Oh, and let me tell you about my working buddy…

This guy is about as gangster as it gets.

It’s crazy, because where I live which I can NOW FINALLY DISCLOSE…

It was bureaucratic bullshit that prevented me from doing so before…

But, where I live…

In the heart of downtown Newport News.

I mean DOWN-TOWN…

It is a BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD area.

And there is always shit going on down here…

Hell let me just give you one of headlines from the last few days…

There was this big shoot out with police.

It’s pretty much shit like this on a daily basis…

But back to my super gangster work buddy…

He is always telling me about the crazy shit that goes on in “the hood.”

Hell, turns out there is a MAJOR GANG TURF WAR going on right outside my front door and I was completely unawares.

Nice to know these things though.

You know, just in case I’m ever riding down the main strip and sh&t “pops off.”

You sort of gotta always be prepared for sh%t like that in downtown Newport News.

So yep.

It’s been working a legitimate job lately, and NOT smoking crack that has been the reason I’ve been missing in action.

Oh, and that last post that just said “I’ve been working lately..”

Yeah, that was an attempt to put a post together that I never had a chance to put anything more together on…

And then, somehow just decided to post itself.

Now, on to all the mind warp talk…

Hey if you’re not familiar with the youtube channel that accompanies this blog, then you really should check it out.

New content is coming soon.

Got some new episodes in mind right now and I hope to get one of those shot this upcoming week.

So in the meantime, you really should check out what we’ve already been doing…

And then subscribe to our channel.

Yep.

Mind warp.

Well, that’s it for now.

Take care.

And try not to smoke any crack.

It really isn’t good for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my 5 year old nephew talks marriage.

So here’s a video that isn’t anything  like the After Prison Show… 

This is a video I shot of my little 5 year old nephew in the car one day when I was helping my brother move some furniture…

It’s a pretty awesome video and it shows just how much of a little superstar my nephew is.

Oh yeah…. 

And he’s talking about getting married, too.

Check it out here.

A new video you might actually hate…

So this new video we just shot today is what I call an “in the mean time between time” video…

This is what we come up with when we’re bored and we don’t have an episode to shoot because everyone is still doing Christmas….

Let me know what you think…

And especially if you hate it…

😁

Check it out here.

Steve Harvey…

Well, you really gotta love him…

I swear the man is all over tv. Hosting everything…

And he really knows how to boost ratings, too.

Do you think the Miss Universe blunder was staged..?

I sure as hell do.

I think it was an inside job to boost the shows rating at the expense of Miss Columbia.

Tough break being her…

But that’s show biz I guess.

Anyways let me know what you think and here’s a cartoon I drew a while back of ol Steve Harvey doing his Family Feud thing…

Enjoy..!

  

Joe gets recognition from an elected official and a lot more…

Yesterday I had to attend a luncheon for ex prisoners coming home after prison and who are trying to get their lives together…

The event was hosted by Angela Murphy…

The power house re entry woman I have spoke about in previous posts.

This chick is amazing and yesterday was an awesome event…!

I got to speak with her on camera and sh talked about some of the awesome things she is doing to help individuals who are transitioning back into society after prison…

Then she introduced me to Will Moffett an elected city council man in Hampton Virginia…

Just wait til you see what happened then when I spoke with him of the AWESOME things I’m trying to do with After Prison..!

I also met a woman named Lisa Temple who works at a local college and has her own marketing company…

This woman is a serious resource I would love to be able to utilize and she takes the time to meet with and work with ex prisoners who are trying to “brand” something…

What an amazing woman.

I mean, her services are not cheap I’m sure…

Yet she takes the time and patience to meet people who are returning to society  after prison and she helps them market their ventures….

The luncheon was an awesome event..!

We were able to film quite a bit of it…

We networked with some people who could really be instrumental in helping us to get After Prison off the ground…

And we got a chance to speak with Megan Mann who was also there…

She is another awesome chick I’ve mentioned previously here and she is just coming home after being incarcerated herself…

I’ll be doing an on camera interview with her on Wednesday ( I hope…) and you will get to hear this womans amazing story of what her transition has been like…

After all this with the luncheon yesterday…

I then had to race over to the banquet job where I was not only working another event…

I was also in charge of making sure those who were there from the temp service were actually… “there.”

Meaning I was the on site rep from the temp service…

You know that big fancy office job I now have…

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Yep, thats giving me a little more authority.

And I love it too..!

This temp service is really giving me a chance to prove myself and to prove that I can handle a job with quite a bit of responsibility.

So…

I raced over to another banquet after the luncheon yesterday…

Got everyone checked in…

Made sure we had the 30 people we needed there…

Conferred with the GM’s and the big bosses…

And then once I was done with that…

It was back to playing my temp worker server role.

The banquet was a success.

Nothing too exciting to mention with that…

And tomorrow its back to the office job grind…

Check out the videos from the luncheon yesterday… and my speech too…

Luncheon video and councilman Moffett.

Lisa Temple and banquet plus Megan Mann.

Joes speech.

Also, real quick…

I’m going to tell you why I really need some help from santa this year…

The picture here is of a fully decked out lavalier  and shotgun microphone set up for filming…

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This kit is 200 bucks and I’m hoping there are some After Prison believers out there who would be willing to donate to the gofundme.com/afterprison  campaign page to help us acquire this set up…

Unfortunately, the funds we have raised thus far have been exhausted…

Those funds went to my cameraman in terms of an hourly wage I pay him for his time and services…

As of late, I have been paying him out of my own pocket. Which I don’t mind…

Though can’t really afford.

But dreams are achieved through sacrifice…

And I don’t mind making the necessary sacrifices to turn my dreams into a reality.

This microphone setup is very important and will enhance our sound quality tremendously…

Hearing what is being said is imperative to the sort of video we are shooting…

Individuals coming home after prison have a story to tell and I want to make sure you hear that story clearly.

Again, please visit gofundme.com/afterprison, and consider a contribution to our endeavor.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe has a crazy morning…and he edits his first video..!

So as i type this up I’m actually in a mad dash because I’ve got to get ready to get out of here and go serve a banquet this evening…

That’s at 4 pm…

It’s 2 pm now…

I have been slacking so bad here… and I apologize… I mean, Joewriteshiswrongs is my baby…

I’ve put so much into this site… and I hate when I feel like I’m under-appreciating it…

So in an effort to make it up to all of you…

I am going to link you a brand new video…

What’s so special about this video…?

Well, I created it and edited it..!!!

WTF..!

Yep that’s right..!

My cameraman taught me well…LOL

This video is a little different from what your used to…

It’s not focused on the webseries After Prison…

Yes, finally there is some content here that ISN’T all about that..! lol

Annnd this video IS me telling a story…

BUT..!

With the help of quite a few edits…

If your wondering why I’m just now posting something here at 2 pm…

Well, that’s because this video took me about ALL DAY to put together…!

If your wondering about where my cameraman was at to help with this video…

Well, today was his wife’s birthday…

So a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to here here..!

Oh, and if your wondering about what happened with my phone charger…

Well, I;ll be damned…!

That’s what this video is all about..!

Not really all about…

But it does talk about that quite a bit…lol

Hey check out this video…!

Please..!

And I’ll ask you for the same deal I made some others…

I make you laugh…

You share my video…?

Is that fair…?

Well, here’s to hoping you laugh…

And lets go for the BANQUET..!

A funny awesome video…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You won’t regret reading this…!

You know, before I started working as a banquet server, I only had one thought that came to mind anytime I ever thought about banquet serving…

  

It’s a scene from a movie called “Fight Club…”

Where Brad Pitt is peeing in the cream of mushroom soup…

 Pretty graphic right..?

Well, it’s turns out banquet serving is nothing like that at all..!

Yeah, I know right..!

Shocking…

Actually, banquet serving is pretty damn awesome..!

I enjoy it a lot to tell you the truth..!

Last night was the third banquet I got the opportunity to work and it was pretty damn spectacular..!

This one was a Christmas party for a major local company that has worldwide dominance and they spared no expense to throw their employees one hell of a shin-dig.. 

This party was AWESOME..!

And one thing that’s great about working events like this one is that the time just flies while your doing so..!

I mean, your at a party for crying out loud..!

So it’s not even really like work at all..!

Plus I always try to do my best to look as good as I can because like the saying goes…

“Look good…”

“Feel good…”

  
And plus you never know who you could meet at one of these events…

I always tell people that I’m looking for that “big fish…”

Just one…

Someone who could believe in my vision for my webseries project “After Prison” and really help me get this thing off the ground.

And you know, maybe I meet that such individual at one of these banquets…

I mean, I certainly get quite a bit of face time with some of the guests in attendance…

Ummmm…

This may come as a shock to some of you…

It certainly was one to me.

 But evidently, I am “gooder looking than a motherfucker…”

As one guest told me last night…

Yep that’s right…

I was serving and doing my job and minding my own business when this chick said to me, ” excuse me…”

So when I went to see what she needed…

She said that I am- ladies and gentlemen… “gooder looking than a mother fucker…”

Wow.

And folks she wasn’t the only one…

Later, I couldn’t help but notice I was getting “eye assaulted” by another chick…

Mine you also that both said guest were quite attractive…

So all of this was quite flattering…

This second chick must have been tracking me like a cheetah tracks its prey because before long we “ran into each other” almost quite literally…

“Hey,” she said. “Can I asked you a question..?

“Sure.” I responded.

“Are you single..?” She asked me…

“Oh, no…”  I said.

 “I’m sorry. I’m not…”

“Why do you ask..?” I continued seeing how star struck she was to talk to the closest resemblance of David Beckham she’d ever find…

  
I could see in her eyes that’s it was going to tough letting down this little lady.

I had to try my best I told myself.

“Oh, it’s ok…” She said.

“I’m not asking for myself. I’m asking for my friend…”

What..? I thought.

Had I read this situation all wrong from the start..?

Well,then…

Where was this other lucky lady that I would have to do my best to let down easy…?

Then out of nowhere the lion attacked…

A VERY homosexual man walked by right at that moment and said, “gurrrl get me THAT numba…!”
  
Holy shit..!
Here this whole time I’m keeping an eye on this cheetah that I think is hunting me and really I had no idea there was a lion in the bushes the entire time…

A.

Big.

Gay.

Lion….

Oh my god… This was embarrassing..!

“What..!?” I exclaimed…!

“It’s not you secretly beside yourself because of how good I look..?” I said something similar too.

“Oh,no…!” She stammered.

“What..?” She said.

“YOU…!?” 

I was dirt on the floor at this point.

Quickly I ejected as my “confidence and ego” Boeing 757 plummeted in a fireball into a deep murky sea.

And to add to all this quite a few of those that I worked with witnessed all this, as well.

A blind man could see what went down during this encounter without even knowing.

Because of that, quite a few individuals poked fun at me for the remainder of the evening probably just as the gay dudes hoped he would have the opportunity to do…

Sorry.

Ew.

The POINT to all this is that you just never know WHAT kind of interaction your going to get…

Or, WHO you’re going to get a chance to interact with at one of these banquets….

And because of that I’m grateful to be able to work as a server at them….

And I really need to get some business cards made up…

“After Prison…”

A webseries in production…

Please donate…

Please support…

Yeah, something like that…

Because you never know who you could meet….

And who knows…

Maybe the gay guy was my big fish.