All of My Obsessions in One Place

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I never cared about what's standard, accepted or normal to anyone else.  This is the place where I talk about my obsessions and infatuations: the Sacramento Kings, Miami Dolphins, my favorite TV shows and hip-hop albums, and pretty much anything that pops into my head. My life is about finding forever and believing in the impossible dream. I have this site because it reminds me I've got to fight every day.

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Waiting for the" SoulaCoaster"

Posted by doktakra on August 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Yes, I waited in line for three hours to meet R. Kelly. And yes, it was totally worth it.

As much as I make fun of Kellz for his oftentimes absurd lyrics, he remains my favorite musician, and with a half-day at work, naturally, I'd head to a downtown Barnes and Noble for his book singning.

After getting my wristband, for which I had to buy a copy of his me...

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You Send Me

Posted by doktakra on May 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

When two die-hard sports fans get married, you can bet their wedding ends up being anything but typical. From the Sacramento Kings and Miami Dolphins-themed groom's cake to my purple-and-black yarmulke and Michelle's aqua-and-orange garter to our tables being named after mascots, we had plenty of unique and (somewhat) subtle nods to our favorite teams.

Perhaps no par...

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A Roxy Road

Posted by doktakra on April 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)


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Yep, that’s my 10-pound Cairn Terrier-Chihuahua puppy, one eye half-open, snoring louder than any human I’ve ever known. The video (along with this one) was shot with my phone and not altered in any way....

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Stride Nation: The Marathon & the Kings

Posted by doktakra on January 11, 2012 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

briefly wrote about the time I ran the 2006 New York City Marathon back at the time, but whether it was due to fatigue or just pure laziness (probably more of the latter), I never went into much detail about what I went through before, during and after the race.

Last w...

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Dreaming It All Makes Sense Again

Posted by doktakra on December 30, 2011 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Common acts like a movie star.A year-and-a-half ago, after the disaster that was Universal Mind Control and Common's starring role in the perhaps equally awful Just Wright, I criticized Common, my favorite musician growing up, for trying to "become an aspiri...

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Partying with Tracy Morgan

Posted by doktakra on November 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Barely 72 hours later, it still feels surreal.


Michelle and I, along with a couple of our friends, had the opportunity to go to a Tracy Morgan charity comedy show in Miami, which was presented by Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano to benefit Veteran’s Housing. Thanks to the event organizers, Lunar Sports Group, we had invites to the pre-show VIP party, backstage passes and tickets to the after-party at the Shore Club.

We were informed beforehand that severa...

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In Any Avent

Posted by doktakra on October 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

With no NBA Summer League or preseason games on tap, I’ve resorted to honoring players’ birthdays on Twitter with some of their best (or worst) highlights or cheesy commercials. Since New Jersey native and NBA journeyman Anthony Avent was born on October 18, I’ve decided to commemorate him with the story of how I met him 16 years ago.

As a kid, there was nothing I loved more about summer than going to my camp in Union, NJ. I didn’t care about arts-a...

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When a Woman Loves

Posted by doktakra on September 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

On May 29, Michelle and I were married.  As special and amazing as the day was, I won't bore you with too many of the wedding details.  My beatiful bride looked amazing, of course, and I also received quite a few compliments on my R. Kelly-inspired white jacket.

But without question, the most unforgettable and i...

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