June 11th, 2009


My three islands

59th Street Bridge from the tram

: Rampage, where do you see yourself in 2 years?,
Rampage: Well, right now I'm 23, so in two years, I see myself, 25.

Bryson met up with me to take some pics for him on the tram. Was cloudy and overcast but I took them anyway.

Was born on the island east of this bridge. Live on the island west of it. Yet, I've never taken the tram to the island between them until today.

Afterward, we had lunch at Johnny Rockets. Never been there either. Thought of my grandma; cause y'always think there'll be time enough to do things. Then one day, y'find you've done run outta time.

He's having a kid. His wife, a doctor, agreed to let him teach her how to roll. Should mention that's he onea the best architects in his field and parta the teams in chargea giving the tram a facelift.

Me: Look at us, we're two old, ivy-league educated, white-collar guys. I know why I do it, why do you do it?
Him: It's just like running or something. It's not about beating the other guy, it's about beating yourself. (Fighting in the ring's) different than brawling; to paraphrase Rampage Jackson, if you get into a fight with someone in a club, eventually, someone's gonna have their feelings hurt.

Those three lives I told y'about. We all got them. Realized 90 minutes ago, that I've spent 90% of my life on these two islands, doing two very different things, living two very different lives.


Before his rematch against Chuck Liddell:

Interviewer: Chuck said in his pre-fight interview it's gonna be a first round knockout. What do you have to say about that?
Rampage: If he plans on getting knocked out in the first round that's his business.
YASYCTAI: Do that thing that y'always think you've got time for so y'don't. (dunno/1 pt)