thanks kanye

The following is an excerpt of a conversation I had with Buddy Budderson in March:

Buddy Budderson: I'm so glad you guys are back from Arizona! I'm sooo hungry and there's no food in the house.

Saucy: No food? There was plenty of food when we left.

Buddy: Mom! I ate it. The guys and I ate it all. Like that! The cookies were awesome.

Saucy: What about the money? Dad and I left you with two hundred dollars for groceries, gas and emergencies. You had money to buy food.

Buddy: Oh, I ate at Grandma's. I used that money to buy a ticket to see m'boy, Kanye! We got third row! S-weet!

Last night, Buddy Budderson and his boys went to see Kanye. (And yes, I did make him pay back the emergency money... I do not fund Kanye tickets).

Maybe Kanye won me over. Everyone attending the concert received a copy of his book (hmm, yes, his "book"), Thank You and You're Welcome, written "with" J. Sakiya Sandifer. Described on Kanye's very own website as:

... an entertaining volume of "Kanye-isms "-- the creative, humorous and insightful philosophies and anecdotes used in creating his path to success. It captures the same wit, playful irony, and piercing insight found abundant in his lyrics.

In Thank You And You're Welcome! Kanye delivers his personal message uncensored, without any five-second delay or media distortion.

"My book is a guide to creating then celebrating your moment!" says Kanye.

Okay, Kanye, what'ya got?

Life is 5% what happens, and 95% how you react!
em-brace your flaws!
Believe in your FLYNESS... conquer your SHYNESS

and my personal favourite:

never justify your behaviour with the wrongs of others

With a short foreward dedicated to his late mother, Kanye wins me over by simply giving the book to his fans... a gesture of positivity in a negative world.

And for the record, yes Kanye, I agree that George Bush probably does hate black people.

Positivity! Kanye-style! Whoo-hoo to Lecia for her contributions to the latest issue of Canadian Scrapbooker! Check it out on newsstands until August 31. Her work is featured throughout, and she wrote "Make it a Masterpiece" (p. 33). Way to go, Lecia! You are am-a-zing. If Kanye would rather have 10% from someone who is outstanding than 100% from an average person, I'd like to thank you now for your ten percent! You know what I mean.


SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Hee, hee! He bought Kanye tickets with the money! Probably didn't even think twice about it, either...

Who is Kanye, anyway?

Melissa said...

That is pretty funny--Buddy's a riot! All his cliche' aside, at least he wanted to go to a Kanye concert instead of the many many horrible alternatives!!!

Jan said...

Yes, Buddy should pay the money back. Yes, to music. There are so much worse choices out there.

When my daughters were teenagers, I had a petty cash fund in the kitchen. They could use it, they had to put the receipt in the cash box, and it had to balance. They are pushing 40 now, and good financial managers.

Mrs. G. said...

I bet that was SOME concert. Gold Digger is number one on my Ipod-the naughty version. Shhh.

Mrs. G. said...

Love your new look!

MJ said...

Heyyy: the new header refers to summer. Summer? Isn't the weather cold where you are? I can't even think of breaking out shorts yet!

Lisa Milton said...

Emergency concert ticket money. I've got to give him credit for creativity...

Gail :) said...

I Love Kanye! I would have been sad I missed the concert with him! 'Hey Momma' is my favorite song, oh and 'Roses' too. So sad about his momma.