monday, november 29, 2004
Turkey Day and Big Chips...
29 nov 04 @ 10:20 am
I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!! On
Thanksgiving I had to work at the ACD . The movie began at 8PM and I had to be there by 7PM, so no T-Day dinner for
me until about 11:30 PM. This is no big deal in my book, but I was told that folks tip higher on holidays.
Big ole lie!!! None of my folks left big bucks for the holiday worker bee. They were all sweet as pie, but extra
money is nicer. Oh, well maybe another holiday.
I broke down and bought "Unfinished Business" - I hesitated even though I LOVE Mr. S dot Carter, because of my continued disgust for R. Kelly and the disgust was
prior to all of the arrests. R just rubs me the wrong way, no matter how talented he is. I pop the CD in and after
some Trackmaster intro junk we get to the lead track "Big Chips" - I like it and patiently await the rest of the
tracks. Overall, I think I like the album but this isn't for certain because there were moments where my disgust took
over and I might have missed some beats, hooks and verses. But, "Big Chips" regardless of the unnecessarily long fade
out, is sticking in my head hard.
tuesday, november 23, 2004
It is better to give...
23 nov 04 @ 4:33 pm I need to cut down
on my Christmas gift spending and the only way I know how to do that is lessening the amount of persons I buy gifts for.
But how will I go about doing this without offending folks I have given gifts to in the past??? I love buying
presents but the harsh reality of the need to save money for law school is so ever present. Every penny I don't spend
helps me out in the end, which is completely selfish. Hmmm, maybe instead of buying gifts for everyone I will donate
to Heifer International on his or her behalf.
Honestly, would anyone of you mind if someone's gift to you benefited someone else???
friday, november 19, 2004
My choice - MY VOTE!!!
19 nov 04 @ 2:26 pm
To those who write me about
how wonderful Bush is...
A man in office who is seeking God - I fully disagree. God/Jesus sought
peace and understanding. Abided by unity of all and hopes us to seek it out as
well. If we lived in the world of only the Old Testament then that statement
to me would be in the correct state of mind but I feel we don't - understanding, love, forgiveness came in the books of New. And any man who can go four years and never make an attempt to meet with an organization
who purpose regardless if met or not on a day to day basis is to promote and uplift folks of color and call themselves the
"President of the UNITED States of America" will never get my vote. We went through
an administration that stated they were protecting our troops - giving them and their families a better life. If this is the case then why could most of front line groups, who are basically babies technically qualify
for welfare. What better life is this for them and their families??? Tell me why those who did their military time and left honorably many moons ago are being called back to
the line of duty and threatened imprisonment if they don't come back even though their recall time limit has expired. We live in a time where we are willing to sacrifice loss of less value money wise
so those who are rich can continue to get richer. Contractors are being paid
base yearly salaries of $100,000 tax free off of government contracts for private
corporate gain. We talk about being a morally abiding nation - so I guess those
people dying in Iraq is of no topical value in your vote, just making sure non-forward ways of balance and equality are kept
up is of greater importance then someone who is sacrificing their safety, mental well-being by doing a job based off of a
big fat lie. We are so deep in poop we don't know when we are going to be able
to get out. Please know, I pray to God all the time, for all of us - I believe in God, The Father, Jesus Christ and
the Holy Spirit. I believe in forgiveness. I believe we are all fallible and we live in a fallible system, but
we are all equal and we deserve to be treated as such without faith playing a role in our laws. You are faithfully governed
my your actions, not the actions of others. God is the ultimate judge not you or me - the sins I do, are tallied
and known by God and truly no one else, this tally, knowledge, my relationship (wavering or high) with Him and my repentance
is my placement or displacement.
19 nov 04 @ 1:50 pm So, my grand aunt died last week and I wasn't able to go to
her funeral, this still upsets me - but to top it all off, my other grand aunt came up from South Carolina to pay her last
respects when she herself ended up in the hospital for emergency surgery. It bothers me that I am not as close to my family as I would like.
There so many of my family members that I don't know - I didn't grow up around most of them so I could walk down the
street and pass a cousin and not even know it. I think if I can I will try and make the family reunion next year.
tuesday, november 2, 2004
2 nov 04 @ 3:03 pm Today I voted!!! I stood in line for hours to spend two minutes
in front of a push-screen mini-booth to express my opinion and enjoy my right. I didn't complain nor did the hundreds
of others around me - not once. We knew what we needed to do, to help get America back on track - VOTE and DEFEAT BUSH
AGAIN, but this time with no question, so he doesn't have a chance to take a step back into the White House as "Commander
in Cheif" after Januray 20, 2005. I hope we did it!!!
monday, november 1, 2004
Four pounds down...
1 nov 04 @ 1:49 pm The South Beach Diet isn't going to bad - I still have cravings
for sweet stuff, but I just get a gelatin sugar-free cup or a piece of sugar-free candy and I am good to go. So
far, I have lost four-pounds which is good for me since I am having a moment where bloating and water gain is an issue.
With all this being said I think I am going to step it up a notch - I think I am going to have my meals delivered to me from
a program called "Diet to Go" - I have already this week spent about $160.00 in groceries. With this program I may save some money on some weeks,
but I don't have to factor in spending time cooking meals. Cooking isn't my thing especially since I work two jobs.
I'll let y'all know more after I talk to the folks.