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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A sad day

Coretta Scott King passed away Monday night, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She was instrumental in keeping his legacy alive.

A bio can be found here:

Link in title is to CNN's coverage of her death

Monday, January 30, 2006

Almost done with this semester's classes

Just submitted my final project to signal the end of my first semester in school. Online classes are fast. Nine weeks flew by. I feel as if I am making a speech.

I'd like to thank my Intro to Management teacher whose encouragement kept me going even though I got no sleep sometimes for days.

Well the sleep part is true. I did like my Intro to Biz professor, she was cool. She actually thought I was funny. This helps one's ego I must say.

To reward myself, I am going to get rid of my old computer and get a new one. I think I will try to get my friend's help with that. Might make it a bit cheaper.....We'll see :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

picture updates...

here he is! just a little over a month old.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Question on politics

Why is it that the government hasn't captured Osama bin Ladin? I thought that was their top priority? Or was that before it went after Saddam?

Hmmm now that I am thinking on it, there were statements that the government made, in defending the Iraq war stating that Osama wasn't a priority.

Wow, now that a tape has surfaced, it's we are doing EVERYTHING possible? Is that really true or is it that some in the government is catching heat for the alleged illegal activities going on?

Things that make you go "hmmm"

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Reflecting on the times

This morning I was sitting feeding my son with the T.V. on. Most of the time, the T.V. is on for background noise, just a filler so the quiet doesn't get in, so to speak. I looked up and noticed that a TV movie of the Delany sisters was on. I did find it interesting, they talked about the beginning of the Jim Crow laws in North Carolina and how it affected them and their family. 10 brothers and sisters, what a huge family. The 2 Delany sisters graduated from college and one became a doctor while one became a dentist. They lived to be over 100 years old and wrote the book, Having our say.

They brought up things I try not to think about. How some blacks still try to pass for whites if they are light skinned enough. How some blacks still look down on others because they don't dress this way or talk this way. I have seen snobbishness from both sides. The "ghettofabulous" looking down on those who aren't "black" enough, and from others who think their education or position makes them better then others.

It brought up how judgmental people can be and makes me wonder, will my youngest son have more problems growing up then my eldest? Will the fact that he is mixed make it easier? Probably make it harder because his father's family is from Pakistan. My little sister has termed Jamal's race as Blackistani, this actually cracked me up.

But in today's climate, will I have to work twice as hard to keep his self esteem up? Because his Father's family is Islamic, will he be judged even more harshly then if he just a black child?

I ask these questions of myself and don't have real answers. I have hopes that even in today's world, people will be judged fairly.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Interesting little bit...

You Are Likely a Second Born
At your darkest moments, you feel inadequate.At work and school. you do best when you're evaluating.When you love someone, you offer them constructive criticism.
In friendship, you tend to give a lot of feedback - positive and negative.Your ideal careers are: accounting, banking, art, carpentry, decorating, teaching, and writing novels.You will leave your mark on the world with art and creative projects.
The Birth Order Predictor

I am a hodgepodge so this was interesting :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Got this from LaRa's Blog :)

How to make a Ayanna

5 parts anger

5 parts humour

3 parts joy
Layer ingredientes in a shot glass. Add lustfulness to taste! Do not overindulge!

Watching TV

Been watching tons of TV at strange and wonderful hours of the night. I have noticed that some stations like to stick to the same shows all night long. Back to back to back episodes. I think this will do one of a few things:
1. Have you run screaming mad from the room and swear never to watch that channel ever again.
2. Have you become addicted to the show in question that you will watch hours upon hours of it.
3. Have you complain there is nothing ever on this darn TV even though you have 500 channels.
4. Make you want to take drugs to sleep.

I have personally chosen option 2. And I can officially say I am addicted to Law and Order. I'll watch all three versions. Mostly the original and SVU. But I just LOVE Law and Order....And that sound...What is that sound??!
I love how the plot twists more then once so that you have to stay on your toes. And it's quite funny, I mean if you are into sarcasm, gotta watch these shows!

So if you wonder where I am on my time away from school and the computer, If I am not watching re runs of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America (I love those shows too!) I will be glued to the mini Law and Order Marathons :)

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Seems like I am slowing down a bit

Tough week.

colic and not getting sleep doesn't help things of course. My oldest deciding that the first day back from school vacation is a great time to act up and create virtual havoc all day.
It was JUST the call I was waiting for!! yessireebob!


Luckily, I already have a meeting set up for Friday so I don't have to come in for an additional one.

I need to go and get another organizer, my old one is out of date and disappeared. So small shopping is good. I have found that Target is truly my friend...Great deals there.

I have been back to work twice and the baby is a big hit. Of course no one understands why I call him raptor....
But that's what he sounds like....The sounds that the raptor made in Jurassic Park...Complete with the snorting.
Well my sister agrees with me.

Hmmm I am hungry...Thinking of ordering a pizza...Hmmm or a meatball grinder.....Yummy :)

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!!

IT is 2006!!

I can sure say my life has changed this year. A new baby, a possible promotion at work when I come back from maternity leave, My Mom's health, new school for my son - it's amazing!

I have learned this year that first reactions are not always what they seem. My Family's reluctance to help me with my pregnancy turned into an all encompassing welcome for my little one. The baby's father seemingly reluctant stance to at first take responsibility, then to get custody has turned into a doting father - 3500 miles away - thank goodness for pictures.

What do I expect for this year?
alot of the same, sprinkled with things I could never imagine.

I used the term "Keeping my options open " - Now I am going to modify it a bit:

I am going to Keep myself open to the possibilites in 2006.
I think that is a fine first step for a new year

Happy New Year All!