Friday, June 29, 2007
So I watched the Democratic debates last night. The candidates discussed topics varying from HIV in the Black community, Economic disparities based on race to handling genocide in Darfur. My favorites were Hillary Clinton and Dennis Kucinich. Barack Obama's views were a bit too general for me. When addressing HIV/AIDS he vaguely hinted that homophobia in churches and other Black institutions is partially to blame for the rapid rates of the spread of the disease. I felt some of the candidates were half asleep with their responses. Mike Gravel insisted that ending the War on Drugs would cure all our problems. Gravel also did not bite his tongue when saying the rest of the candidates had no idea what they were talking about regarding taxation, for he worked in Finance for 8 years. Gravel also hinted that the candidates were lying about what actions they would take based on political actions they have already taken. All in all it was an interesting debate that allowed me to see where each candidate stood. However the candidates were facing a predominately Black audience at Howard University. I will view how these candidates address these same issues when speaking to other communities. Once the flip flopping begins, so will my process of elimination.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
It's going to be on like hot buttered popcorn. Today I get to meet a few of the people I speak with on a daily basis perhaps more than my co-workers, fam, and friends. A handful of us will be painting the town all sorts of colors. lol. My sis says she has to hurry up and have her baby because I'm hanging with my cyber buddies. So what! lol. In this day and age you take acquaintances however they may come. I plan to have a good ol' time and not fretting over who the crunksters are or how I met them.
Monday, June 11, 2007
This weekend was a whirlwind of activity. I had the joy of planning my big sis's baby shower. It was an honor to see the results of months of planning. It was a nice turn out and I got to mingle with family and friends. Although some fam I can do without mingling with ever! Brother of my dad you know who you are if your brain cells ever allow you to wander over to my world. Anyway, the music was cool, the food was delish, and the CAKE...Now let me take a moment from this post to plug the hell out of yet another Brooklyn hot spot. I ordered the cake from Lord's bakery and it was scrumptious and extremely pretty. I went behind the bar to make one drink and ended up being the designated bartender. So my only woe is that I didn't get a pic to my knowledge of me and my sis. I am happy the day has come and gone, and now our family awaits the most blessed day of all, when the new bundle of joy is born.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
I had the pleasures of hanging with the fam this weekend. I went to the mall with my mom, sis and her husband. I left the house with the intentions to help my sis shop for a dress for her upcoming baby shower. Then a little light in my head went off and told me 'you must shop for work' 'you must go into Nine West Outlet and buy more shoes'. I did manage to purchase an incredibly sexy shoe from Nine West, with a glittery pump heel, fiyah indeed. The shopping did feel good but in my head I already have items that will be going back to the store because they are suddenly ugly to me. lol. We dined at the Cheesecake Factory, which was cool. I cheated on Juniors and ordered a strawberry cheesecake to go. It was pretty damn good too. Although I had to watch Lebron and corp lay the smack down on my Detroit Pistons, I did enjoy every bite of my cheesecake. Now my weekend is winding down and it's back to shitty work on Monday.