Friday, December 09, 2005

Good girlfriend=bad wife,Good wife=bad girlfriend

I have decided to let the Instigator take the place of the Acolyte today.This post is just a different perspective of Mutumia's post Virginity or something like it.In that post what came up was the issue of how it seems ok for men to sleep around and their repuations do not suffer as badly as that of women while on the other hand let when a chic has let a few too many cars in her tunnel (Acolyte ™ 2005 ).She is branded a langa and all other sorts of epithets.
Anyhow I was chatting to a chic I used to work with and she is what you would call a chaste church chick (Nick ™ 2005).The kind of gal you could take home to meet mummy.We used to go to the same church in my churchgoing days and she would teach Sunday school in addition to being on the intercession team.This gal is so modest that she always wears skirts (no jeans) even when she goes for tennis lessons she wears a tracksuit no short tennis skirts for her.She is also pro family (likes kids),plays by the "rules" when it comes to courtship,hardworking (she's on her phd now) and is anti premarital sex.So when I was chatting to her and we came to how she has realised that to many jamaas she is good wife material but bad girlfriend material (if you arent a church jamaa that is).This is because this gal doesnt do many things that the kawa jamaa enjoys doing with his boys and some gals such as catching pints,smoking,watching EPL/NFL,listening to secular music (she loves gospel mpaka her sis used to sing on sing and shine!),discussing (we men don't gossip!) and other stuff that is so kawa for us.Most of us men don't mind dating and catching strokes with chics who drink like fishes,swear like sailors and dress like hoes ( okay not that extreme but you know what I'm getting at ).Men love to date kinda risque,exciting women but when it comes to settling down most of us will opt for a gal who looks nuturing,responsible,family oriented and can take care of our home.By the way this reminds me of a story, There is this pal of our crew; he was like 2 years ahead of us in high school.Now this jamaa went on the rave and met this chic.Very fly,outgoing,enjoyed her pints and was the life of the party.So what could have been a one night stand or CFA turned into a relationship and despite warnings ( PSAs coz u can never doubt the mind misting abilities of good shag ) the pal went ahead and married the chic.So dude thinks that now that they are married they can settle down at digs and club less?Wapi!This chic used to leave the dude food in the oven as she has gone to club/bar hope with her single mamas to add insult to injury this mama was doing a McJob (job that doesnt have upward prospects and brings in minimum wage) and had no intention of working on that.Raha and fun had to come first.So later down the line a kid comes into the equation.So one day I was with the boys in one the many Westlands bars catching pints and the chic is still there life of the party with some jamaa darting her (wedding ring not withstanding ) when we see the hubby come in, they had a blazing row and it seems the chic had left the kid who was only a few months old at home alone.The hubby caused and she told him "When you hooked up with me you knew I was a chic of the clubs!Did you think I would stop because we are married?!"At that point we shook our heads and a word of wisdom came from my pal who was mostly known for hard hitting tackles on the rugby pitch,"When I get married I am going to hook up with a chic of Kanisa!" to which we all agreed as we continued drinking, or as one of my pals said "What is found in the rave stays on the rave!".I will give my own personal opinion I been with chics who are the bomb to hang out with.good strokes,storo etc but they don't have a hope in hell when it comes to long term prospects.Some of them had no plans past next month while I have a 5 year plan,have the housekeeping skills of a four year old boy,will serve you 3 burnt offerings in the name of breakfast/lunch/dinner,have illegitimate brats (yes I'm going there!),have emotional baggage,too much drama coz of too many past boyfriends,act like money burns a hole in their pocket so are always broke and expect you to fix it; And there are women who have all these problems as one person (sheesh).Men can over look all many of those qualities in the short term!!We dont mind having you as our short term if you have mileage and some of these issues but we don't want them in the LONG TERM!!!This is not to say that you will not find a triple C who has some of these problems but all in all most of them carry less.And yes many men me included are ready to sacrifice Kama Sutra strokes for what some of those triple Cs bring coz after all you spend very little time in bed but lots of time living with the person so you dont want all those other issues cropping up.Yes this rule is not ironclad because there are good girlfriends who make good wives and and vice versa. -Grenade #1-As for jamaas hoeing around and expecting their chics to be chaste, what we expect is for a select number of you to hoe around as much as possible and then for the rest of you to be chaste so we can settle down in peace.Please refrain from profanity as you disregard and protest the hypothesis above!
Grenade #2 "Let the games begin!!!!"-Instigator dons breastplate of superciliousness,helmet of erudition and grabs sword of resolution-Let's begin the weekend on a fun note shall we!

Interesting combos

Since it is the end of the sem and I am off to ATL I cant buy too much perishable food as it will spoil in the fridge and also I am out of food so I have been reduced to living on 1 take out meal a day and the most interesting food combinations I can cook up.This takes me back to the most interesting combis I used to have when I was doing my undergrad deegree and when I would use money for food on more important things like beer,clubbing,electronics and flossing.Here are my top combos:
1.Weetabix and water:No the weetabix was not mixed with water.It was sprinkle sugar on the weetabix biscuit in my hand take a bit and wash it down with water so I don't cook.
2.Supa loaf and quencher orange juice:Worked for both breakfast and dinner.That bread was so good that you could eat it alone!
3.Supa loaf and cold Coke:When there was a little extra spending cash!
4.Coke and Britannia biscuits:In campo we had departmental meetings.If you were smart enuff you could make off with a whole box.As a result to this day I cant eat more then one Britannia or short cake biscuit.
5.Ugali and Maziwa Mala (sour milk):Just add sugar to the milk and it works pretty well.
6.Chapati and Coke:Seems Coke is showing up alot here!Well its a good mixer.This combo worked for all occassions.
7.French fries and chapati:A wonderful combination.Damn I miss chapos any gals around who can make some for me I will gladly pay for shipping and handling!
8.Crisps (potato chips) and ketchup:When fries aren't available you gotta make due!
9.Carrots and water:I enjoy eating sweet raw carrots they make for a healthy breakfast
10.Ndumas (arrow roots)/sweet potatoes and water:The role of water in this instance was to make sure that you dont choke to death.
11.3 minute noodles:This doesnt sound unusual?Well I used to eat them raw when pressed for time.The soup mix was good for making something extra to drink before bed.
12.Cold bread and Tusker Malt:We were stranded in Naivasha once and we had outstayed our welcome so as we waited for our ride that was like 8 hours late some mamas took pity on us and gave us some hard frozen bread.Beer was the only thing that could prevent it from doin irreperable damage to our throats.
13.Baked beans:These in case of a pinch can be eaten on their own at any time of day.
14.Cold rice and water/strong tea:What you had for supper can always be had for breakfast too!
15.Bachelors banquet:When you take any of the ingredients above put them in a pan,toss in onions,tomatoes,spices,heat then simmer for a while.May resemble the contents of a witches cauldron but usually taste so much better.
Ah the good old days of uni!But when I left uni I got some plausible cooking skills so ladies do not fear if you are my guest I will not cook you something that will overtax and destroy your stomach fluids thus leaading you to have to revert to the diet of a 3 year old as your digestive system reconstitutes itself.
ps:Just remembered all the fruit combos!

Thursday, December 08, 2005


I have just been looking at some of my comments on other people's blogs and posts on my blog.It seems that I come off in different ways to different people take all the different ists and place them here.All I can say is that I am a very complex person at heart.One thing about me is that I do love playing the devils's advocate!I will argue to the death against something out of the principle of it.But and this is a big but I will also argue if I feel that it goes against what I hold near and dear to me.That given when I argue with someone I always try to keep it impersonal, I try to keep any differences of opinion civil and not go buckwild style.I hardly ever lose my temper coz I believe in constructive anger.Whenever I comment against something in your blog I more often then not try to do it from a logical set point and not take cheap shots that is unless you start first.That is why if you go through my comments where I have started a fire you will rarely find comments like "It's people like you who.....,"Besides when you get angry at someone you cant see or interact with it is of no help coz while I log off and go to my apartmet and roll on the carpet, so it doesn't help anyone least of all you.If I do argue or have a difference of opinion with you on your blog that's all it is.At the end of the day I aim to make you be able to articulate your beliefs and grow stronger in them or even discard them if you find them wanting.I am a strong believer in the fact that you don't know what you believe in until you can articulate it fully.So whenever I visit your blog (ya'll know yourselves ) it's a give and take process.I learn a little from you,you learn a little from me.If it doesn't work out that way I guess I get to play the villain on your blog bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am done with my last final but before I talk about that to you Manure United ( Man U ) fans out there BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!And to think that you were once calling yourselves one of the greatest teams in Europe.right now Manure are 15m pounds out of pocket and no UEFA cup to boot.Anyway enough of that.I finished my last final today!!!I know that I am going to pass but not as well as I could have but I will not dwell on that dont wanna spoil my evening.I made the mistake of putting my heinikens in my stuff that I gave my sis to take to ATL so I only had one Corona that I had yesterday and now I am going to drink the lone Tusker that had starred in the pic some posts back.It seems there is a Kenyan jamaa coming here next sem that will be a welcome change coz I am tired of being bila Kenyan jamaa company.Let's just hope he is a lively whippersnapper I need some excitement up in here!
I was puttering around the net and I found this video.I dedicate it to nick.You need Quiktime to view it.
Oh I was talking to my good pal Lu as we were walking out of one of our exams and she tells me how she is tired of working full time and would like to get married so she can stay at home as a housewife.I told her that many a man would love to do the same thing but guess what, people would say that we are lazy.Besides I told her that her feminist sisters hadnt been campaigning for equal pay,good working conditions and that kinda stuff so she can stay at home.Lu isnt on her own there was an article in the NY times about how more and more gals in Ivy league universities are planning on putting marriage first and career a far far second.Good for them but what about the people who you locked out of those unis by taking their places who were going to use the knowledge they gained for research,jobs and other ways to boost the nation and society around them.I mean why waste your parents money,incur student loans and burn all that time if you aren't going to put that education to good use.You might as well have used that money to join a country club or something.People fought for you tooth and nail so you can have a chance to earn a living for yourself and gain knowledge that you could put to good use in society.And then you want to say that the PATRIACHY is dragging you down!!Pssshhhhh.....

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Smallville and stuff

Alexander Luthor!!!!!

One of my all time favourite shows is Smallviille.I have been watching it since season 1 when I was back home and I am still watching season 5 here.I have always been a Superman fan but I didnt like Lois and Clark which came before it.I like that Smallville concentrates more on the people as characters and less as props for the superman mythos.One of my favorite characters is..........Lex Luthor!!!!I knew ya'll thought I would say Clark Kent.At the show's beginning, Alexander Luthor is or was one of Clark's best friends who later on goes on to become his nemesis on the future.
Well other then the money and the class that he displays, what I like most about Lex is his slow development from a spoilt young man who has been expelled from college in the big city of Metropolis and instead of being given a place in his fathers multinational he is exiled to the rural town of smallville.When he loses control of his car and it runs over Clark sending them both over the adjascent railing into the lake it changes his life.Clark uses his super human strength to pull Lex from the car to safety.Following the accident (and a resultant near-death experience), Lex forges a friendship with Clark, believing they are meant to be friends. They grow very close, but cursed by an overwhelming curiosity, things start to take a turn as Lex digs deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Clark and his family to the extent of having a room dedicated to studying Clark and all the phenomena that he is involved in due to his alien heritage. Additionally, he grows to distrust Clark as Clark repeatedly lies to cover his true identity. Their personal interests are at odds, and began to erode at their friendship. Their bond is critically damaged in Season Three, when Clark discovers Lex has an entire room devoted to peculiarities relating to Clark.Clark was raised by his family to do what is good and right no matter the cost, Lex on the other hand has a dead mother and a father who had little time for him as a child and showed him liitle affection instead raising him to have qualities that made the Luthors of the past great such as duplicity,scepticism,opportunism and strategy.His extreme cruelty and inhumane actions cause Lex to grow paranoid of his surroundings, especially of anything that could be related to his father. Their relationship comes to a head in Season Three when Lex discovers his father is a murderer, and has him imprisoned. In the fourth season, Lex becomes consumed with trying to find the three stones that, when brought together, are reputed to release the knowledge of the universe. The search for these stones further destroys his relationship with Clark and his father, and pushes him further to the dark side.The series that was of note to me was in season 3 when the coming of Clark had been foretold by some native american myth and an old native american archeologist had identified Clark as the hero foretold after seeing his powers.This tale is potrayed on the wall of a cave on land that lex owns so he too is aware of it, the tele goes that a great hero shall come from the skies and that he will make friends with a man.This man will grow to be great and a time will come when they shall part ways and become great enemies.Lex tells the story to Clark and says that maybe it is the man who is actually the hero and not the hero from the skies ( I am a bit sketchy on the details )It also doesnt help the Lex also has some horrific things happen to him in the show like having a wife attempt to kill him on their honeymoon,being marooned on an island,being held prisoner by the evil in him made flesh,being poisoned by his own dad etc.Yes Lex may have the seed of evil in him but dont we all?Circumstances also play a part in making him who he becomes.
Anyway I think I am being verbose, what does this have to do with me.When I watch movies I dont always side with the good guy, there are times when I have been sad to see the villain die.Of course these are the villains who show themselves to be human and have weaknesses and angst and not the usual one dimensional villains who you want to see die at the end of a good fight scene.

Many times in my life I have thought that goodness is over-rated.Most of the time people get shitted on for doing the right thing, I have seen it happen over and over and over.One of my favourite sayings is "No good deed goes unpunished."
I have this knack of spotting weaknesses in systems and things.Several times in my life I have used this to my advantage ie figuring out how to get into uni classes even if they were full when I was doing my undergrad, I would tell you more but I don't want to see you sitting across me in a court of law.I can also think 3-4 steps ahead of most people when I set my mind to it.My mum once told me that if I wasn't raised well I would have been a crimingal mastermind.But unfortunately I do have a seed of goodness within me that I have been unable to eradicate so I still do have a conscience and strive to do the right thing most of the time.Sometimes I think that it would be so liberating to do what I want within the limits of the law.Oh I don't believe in doing wrong for the sake of doing it I am not anarchist but only when there is some benefit to be gained and when it comes a cost that you can handle.If light is absent does that mean that it is dark?Do you think being good or evil is a choice or are some things in us pre-destined?( 750 -1500 words due in by Jan 1st,2006)Anyway I think I have rambled enough good thing I had a stock of words from yesterday.......

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Traits of A Real Man

In the new millenium I have noticed that alot of what made a man a man have been redefined with the changing status of gender in this day and age.Things that were taboo for men and women in the past no longer are ie it is ok for men to wear some form of make up, cry, and go for facials; women can now take leadership roles with no problem whatsoever.I think to some extent that has been good as women on one hand have more freedom then they have a long time ago and doors that were once closed to them are now open.Sisters give yourselves a big hand.But on the other hand many men and boys are lost to whom they are and what they should be doing.This is a topic that can be examined in depth but seeing as I have a final to study for and have to find a way to conjure up a meal with a next to empty fridge I will give ya'll an article and will comment at intervals.
Traits of A Real Man

Today's lesson is a throwback to the good old days when school teachers still had a whip, and you were disgraced if you showed up at home with a "D" on your report card. Today is a lesson in basics; the basics of being a man. Let's call it Manhood 101 .

With all this knowledge I have at my disposal, you may be asking, "Mr. Mafioso, why waste your valuable time with trivial lessons when there are other, more powerful lessons I need to learn about business and respect?"


To build a great house, you need a strong foundation on which to put all the other pretty things. To build a great man, you also need a solid foundation on which to add all the other little things that set the real men apart from the stronzos .

Over the last few years of writing this little column, I've learned that too many men have no foundation, no basis on which to build the principles I teach. There are many ways to define a man, and different people have different definitions, so I'm going to skip all that crap and tell you the only thing you need to know: my way is the correct way and that's it, that's all. Capisce?

a real man reads

If you don't agree, go read the column of some guy from Arkansas who thinks owning a pickup truck is what defines a man. You'll see how far you get with his advice.
I agree with this whole heartedly!Remember when we were kids and dad knew almost everything?Also knowledge is power!You will never go anywhere if you don't know anything!

Trait #1: A real man is strong
A real man doesn't cry, doesn't moan, doesn't complain, doesn't get sick, and doesn't need to go to the doctor every time he sneezes. A real man makes decisions and lives with the consequences. A real man accepts responsibility for his actions and his words. A real man is firm. If life is a bitch, a real man will slap her and move on.

A real man is macho; a real man is tough; a real man doesn't show emotions. A real man is the backbone of his family and doesn't have time to be weak. If spiders scare you, you'll never be a real man.
Well I think that it is ok to be sick but not to moan about it!I do agree with the rest of what he has to say.It is ok to show emotions but not to cry.Unless someone really close to you dies a man has no business crying in public, if you must cry do it in private.People need a rock to lean on and it might be you....

Trait #2: A real man is focused
A real man knows the difference between what's important and what isn't. A real man doesn't waste time on stupidities that don't bring him any profit. Sure, there are things you can do as a hobby -- I like to shoot ducks -- but it must have a purpose. The purpose of my hobby is to improve my aim, and I don't have to tell you whether or not that's a useful thing in my line of work.

A real man focuses on power, money and family. He doesn't focus on sex. Sex comes as a result of having power, money and a wife (and if she doesn't satisfy you, there are plenty of other women who will, especially when you are powerful and rich).
Makes so much sense I am not even going to say anymore I may spoil it

Trait #3: A real man knows the importance of family
A real man will keep his family strong and pass on his ancestors' history and traditions. A real man knows that his children are God's gift and should be treated as such, even if he disciplines them from time to time.

A real man must also remember his other Family , his organization. In my world, both my family and my Family hold the same importance, I protect them both with all my might. If you have a Family , don't forget where your loyalties lie and who has your back when you need it.

Trait #4: A real man doesn't gossip
A real man keeps his mouth shut. He shelters information and rations his words. A real man does not reveal more than he has to, and doesn't engage in girlie talk about others. A real man doesn't discuss things he doesn't know about, or people he has never met.
A man after my own heart!I despise talking for the sake of talking.That is y I find it so hard here when I am in places and situations people act like silence is painful.Talk less and think more...

Trait #5: A real man's word is his bond
When a real man makes a promise, he keeps it. If he can't keep a promise, he doesn't give his word. A real man would rather die than break his word. A real man knows that his words are as powerful as his actions, and must be taken at face value. That is why he rations them (see above).
I agree with this 100% and practice it too!A pal who is all talk and doesn't do jack isn't worth the time of day.Your word is the most important thing you can give, if it isnt worth sh*t then you aren't worth sh*t!

Trait #6: A real man strives to be a role model
A real man respects himself and others at all times, unless, of course, he has been disrespected. A real man sets an example for his disciples and especially his children. I never bring my work home, so my children only know me as their father and not as a waste management executive. You should do the same; a real man sets the tone for his children and keeps them from discovering that he has weaknesses.
Well I agree with most of this but I think that once in a while a dad should show his kids that he has some weakness ( nuthin major ) so they know that he is human too.
Trait #7: A real man makes his own fortune
A real man doesn't settle for handouts or charity when it comes to his personal fortune. A real man isn't satisfied with papa's money. He spits on Lady Luck and decides his own destiny. A real man who inherits the goods from his forefathers takes his inheritance and turns it into 10 times what it was.
Too many people want to complain about their lot in life and do little about it
Trait #8: A real man doesn't look like a woman
A real man doesn't have piercings and long hair, and he doesn't shave his chest. Manicures, however, are acceptable. Massages from female attendants are also tolerated. A real man knows that, outside of his barber, all his personal hygiene needs must be taken care of by a woman.

A real man has at least three suits (with a mandatory pinstriped one) that cost more than a roomful of escorts. A real man wears a suit at least three times a week. Any man who doesn't know how to tie a tie should hand in his testicoli immediately. And learn how to order a bottle; I'm sick of seeing babbos ordering Colt 45 in fine establishments.
Well I am sure the end of the first para of that point hasnt pleased some of the gals so I am not going to comment on it.I dont believe in wearing a suit for the sake of wearing it so we disagree on that.As for wearing a tie I could tie a windsor know from when I was 6 and did so for a whole 12 years of school.When it comes to ordering wine there are on-line guides which I have read but I have never met a woman (other then my mum) worth taking to a 5 star restaurant...

lesson over

So what have you learned here today, class? You learned that you have a lot of homework to do before you can call yourself a real man. A real man is the essence of manhood because, by definition, he has achieved the pinnacle of his role.
You see? That was me trying to be a smart ass. Here's a bonus trait: a real man keeps it simple. If you know big words, use them rarely and appropriately, at least in front of morons who think they're smarter than you. Lesson over.

Watch your backs and keep your noses clean.
I think I will dig up some more of his stuff for post-mortem!

Monday, December 05, 2005


I have a secret to tell you.You know how some men like to read porn in the privacy of their own homes when their families aren't present?Well I have a worse habit.....I read comic books!Yes I have a stash of superman,spiderman,hulk,batman,spawn etc comic books in the back of my closet that I pull out to read once in a while when I am really bored of school,work and life in general.
There is this small card and comic book shop in the town so I decided to pass through it and see what they had.I hardly ever buy new comics coz I find the average price of $2.50 - $3.00 to much.I have better things that I could do with that amount of money.
Another secret about me, like most men I don't shop much but that all changes when I see words like "BUY ONE GET ONE FREE""40-50% OFF" and all other similar phrases.Coz of this I was at a sale at a sports shop and bought 2 pairs of the same boot, lets just say my pals wondered how come in 4 years my shoes never wore out at all.Anyway I go into the store and I see that the owner is having some sort of clearance and he is selling loads of comics at 50 cents each.So I went ahead and got myself comics worth $20 so at least now I can indulge my bad habit a little more.....
On Sunday I was invited by some pals to a house warming bash.As is becoming the case I am more often then not cast in the role of token black guy.But I really dont mind you learn to get to it.I mean here there are still some things that are "segregated" in some ways ie churches,heng joints.Okay I wouldnt say segregated per se I think that people just dont go out of their way to mix that much coz they still work together and will still go to the same public facilities like gas stations,walmart etc.Anyway I guess that's how it is in the deep south.Otherwise the company wasnt so bad and for hard liqour fans there was a lot of good stuff but I am more of a beer man so I drank in moderation.The thing with jungu dudes is that at some points lots of gay jokes and innuendo started flowing, and these dudes seemed straight coz one had his chic there and we were talking about chics and stuff like that.Like one dude who's standing up and the other seated tells his pal that he's going to molest his head and starts making thrusting motions at his head.Then another dude makes a comment about sucking someone else's dick.At some point when these innuendos were flowing I just told them point blank that there was no way I was getting wasted and blacking out in that house that I could wake up with all my hair shaved off.Then one of them adds that I would also wake up with an aching ass too.Btw we this wasnt an all guy bash their were some chics and its not all the dudes who were giving those stories but with such people jihadhari coz alcohol removes people's inhibitions.
ps:Any physics whizzes there who can tell me why I am a victim of static electric shocks at the most inopportune moments ie when I touch certain steel doorknobs and some electronics?I have been reduced to opening some doors with my hand wrapped in my sleeve.This makes me look like I have some Obsessive Compulsive Disorder going on?

Sunday, December 04, 2005


Seeing as Guess decided to talk about her different marriage proposals I got to ruminating on the issue and it came to me that marriage has little to offer anyone in this day and age.Companionship?Date someone, besides people have so much going on nowadays in terms of work,day to day tasks to take care of someone else's emotional well being full time.If you cant date get a dog or a cat, they're always glad to see you at the end of the day.Sex?Please people are shagging whenever and wherever, btw:seems some womens' libidos drop to zero after they taste that wedding cake, I wont even get started on how some people let themselves go once they have gotten marriage thus turning into some totally unappealing blimps and some men seem to take exception on having to live on bread alone.Financial security?Nowadays women dont need men to be financially secure they can make money and in some cases make even more cash then men.When you are single you have more money to use as you see fit, contrary to popular belief marriage doesnt equal more money just more bills.Children?They are no longer the status symbols they used to be, besides these are not the days of the past where people needed children to help on their farm, also have you noticed how in this day and age children are more of a liability then a source of joy.But if you must you can adopt or get a surrogate mother or visit a sperm bank.Divorce, nowadays people are in such a rush to run to their lawyer whenever any problem shows up in their marriage, dont let me get started on the emotional heartache and financial rape.
It is with this in mind that I think that marriage should be turned into an annual renewable contract with financial prenups included.If you are sick of the one you are with you can walk away.A doctor once said that married men live longer, may be true but they are also more willing to die.
ps: I owed my rommie $10 for the cable bill.Cable which I hardly watch and I dont have all the channels since I do not have a box on my telly.So I was not looking forward to having to go to the ATM to get the K, so I step out of my aparment and I look on the ground to my left and yes you guessed right!$10 dollar bill.Now time to start wishing for money to buy an I-pod nano!