Hey, homies! What's shakin'?? It's me, your b-boy, Gabrielo Bustamente! Hope y'all are doing good; as for me, life can't be any better! :)
I am still breakdancing, amazing people with my mad.skillz; even those naysayers who said I wouldn't be able to do anything are learning that I, in fact, can! Just 'cause my legs don't work doesn't mean my mind doesn't: I happen to be very smart; sometimes too smart for my own good (as my little mami says)! LOL
I tried out for AGT back in February; didn't make the cut. I was sooo disappointed!! Yet I can't focus on that; it just makes me try harder to wow 'em next year (that is, if the show is still on the air!). That's okay: I have my family, my friends, and church to keep me busy (as well as school, but school just ended, so I spend my days sleepin' in and chillin'!).
Then in May came the flood. It was really bad. We lost everything; we are currently staying with friends until our house can be repaired. I personally didn't lose any friends or family, but many people did, and it's been a bad time. Now the waters have receded, and many Nashvillians are busy trying to get their lives back in order, including us. It was only by a miracle that we got out alive, but it was scary! I will probably have nightmares for months or even years about that dam*ed stupid flood! It was horrible!!
Nashville is coming back; even the Grand Ole Opry continues, even though the Opry is being held in a different location. The Opry house got flooded, the first time in over 30 years; the last time the Opry got flooded was way back in 1975, I think. I wasn't around then; I wasn't even a twinkle in my mamacita's eye! LOL
Anyway, other than that, life has been great for me. I just hope it continues because the flood back in May reminded me just how quickly your life can change. Sometimes I still cry about what I've lost, but then I have to remember to thank God for what I still do have and praise Him, even in times of trouble! He deserves it! :)
I am facing more surgery after the fourth of July. Having some bone growth in my knee area that's causing me no end of discomfort and pain; not looking forward to that at all! I have had more surgeries than you can shake a stick at, and it's not fun being in the hospital! I just hope and pray it goes well because I'll be sidelined up to two months in a cast, and that is not going to be fun, especially since it's already too freakin' hot outside now! *UGH* :P
That means I will have to use my wheelchair until my leg heals after I have my surgery! :(
Well, I've been up all night 'til now; and now it's morning. Very early morning: the dawn hasn't even cracked the horizon yet: still black as pitch, with the stars studding the sky. I am gettin' stupid; think some serious shuteye is the order of the day. On that note, I will head on out of here; I will write again soon! Until then, this is Gabrielo saying so long! God bless; I'm outta here! Good night! LOL
~Love, your home-boy, Gabrielo ("Bust-A-Move") Bustamente. :)