10:19 pm, 12-7-15

I am not a big fan of diary posts but I have had a whirlwind 7 days I think it might honestly help to vent. I’m not upset or anything, I just need to clear my mind. 


Wearing the shirt & tie I bought the day I bumped into Austin in the mall. That was the last time I saw him face to face and he helped me piece the two together to go with a suit I bought recently. Great guy! Rest in Love bro!

By the time this post goes live Tuesday morning, I’ll be walking out the door headed to a funeral of a friend.

This guy was one of the best guys to ever be around. He was a few years younger than me, I first met him when he used to come thru Kreativ.Sole, the clothing store I owned from early 2009- late 2012. I had a lot of respect for this guy over the years watching him grow and mature. About 3 weeks before he passed we bumped into each other in Belk department store. I was shopping for a shirt and tie, and Austin being the jokester and clean dresser that he was came right over to me and said “Tee what are you doing? You not supposed to be in a suit. That’s not your lane. You supposed to have on the fresh sneakers and gear. Don’t tell me you’re switching up!”. Funny thing is that he was partially correct. I am such a novice in the suit/tie lane. It takes me FOREVER to decide what I like and how I want it to look in those departments. (Now put me in a Foot Locker and I’m in/out in 15 minutes tops with multiple purchases LOL!) Austin and I had a great laugh about it and then he helped me settle on a decent addition to my mature closet. Never in a million years would I have thought that 3 weeks later I would wear that same shirt and tie I purchased with Austin by my side to his very own funeral. Life is too short and we have NO CLUE what God’s plan is but we have to respect it. It’s tough though….losing Austin at age 26 when he brought so much joy to so many people  has left me and most of my circle asking God why.

 Last night I had the opportunity to participate on a segment of the 2nd Chance Radio show on WJOU here in Huntsville with the host Kenny Anderson

and a group of my peers. I was thankful for the opportunity to speak on topics that are important to my age bracket an appreciate Mr. Anderson for opening space on his radio show he has been running for 20+ years. Look for our monthly piece to air on the 4th Sunday. I’ll keep everyone posted.

I also started a NEW, new, new part time job yesterday at Radio Shack. I know what you’re thinking: 1. How does Tee have time to do that & 2. I thought all the Radio Shack’s went out of business (so did I)          Believe me there is a method to my madness. Ever since I started doing my HangmanHSV tv mounting and home handyman business clients/customers have been asking me various techy, audio, sound, video questions. I want to be able to answer those questions and make sense doing so; so I picked up a few hours a week at a place that should help me accomplish that task. I can’t help but absorb some type of knowledge while I’m there correct? We’ll see. My first day went well….no complaints. 

Last Thursday I went with Unknown Lyric as they played the grand opening of the Amanda Howard Real Estate office newest location. This was a pretty big deal with no shortage of Huntsville star power including Mayor Tommy Battle. That is the 3rd time I’ve seen our city’s Mayor at an event in the last 10 days. When he shook my hand he asked if I was following him or he was following me around the city the way we keep crossing paths LOL!  

For the last 3 months I have toyed with an idea in the back of my head. Really trying to wrap my mind around the idea creatively first, and then as a viable business venture second. I think I have just about figured this thing out enough to where it might be time to write a formal business plan. We’ll see, I’m not going to rush anything. I want it to make sense and things like this take time. Please say a prayer that the creative juices that have been flowing lately in my mind and soul, continue to do so. 

I’ve got a pretty big day tomorrow. I’ll talk to you all soon.