enough said. live ABOVE the influence. lol i know you all have seen those commercials. "I left my friends at the party and let them find their own way home." Lol well yeah we were going to do one of those commercials but battery was dead.SOOO youll just have to wait until next time......
Saturday, January 24, 2009
my soul is possessed by d'evils in the form of zines && flix.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
-barack hussein obama.
Im not sure where exactly I should begin.
Im sure I will not give the severity of these past events justice.
I guess Ill just go in chronological order.
Though Ive been following the election somewhat closely I havent come to appreciate it as much as I have recently.
The We are One broadcast was great and you already know I had to watch it because of B. I couldnt stop laughing at the asian girl in the background asleep.
Anyway at that point I was just in awe of Obama and the fact that the people we idolize were there to commemorate this event.
I woke up this morning and went to our student center for the viewing of the inaugural ceremony. Once again I teared up but for different reasons. I grew up having my parents give me interesting history lessons on how things were for them growing up. They had a first-hand account of how things were back then. Things I could never find in any history book.
Sitting in that room made me think about my kids and grand-kids studying this event in their grade school classes. I was able to not only vote in the election that brought our first black president, but i was also able to experience it with my friends, family and majority of prairie view's student body.
As Obama spoke I looked around, and despite the few people who werent paying attention you could see the hope of our people transcend to Obama. I saw a man who despite any indifference or mistakes he may make, has already claimed his place in history...and also has changed the outlook of our country through its people.
Classes were cancelled today until 12 o clock. I tuned in to the inaugural parade. I have to admit my friends and I were going crazy just watching him walk. We found ourselves asking random questions like who could possibly run after him. It would HAVE to be a woman. We are so interested in the process and outcome of every decision he could make so we decided an Obama reality show would be sufficient. We made a few jokes but all with love.
I know there is no point in preaching about people throwing all of their dreams into one man...if you listen Barack tells you himself.
Later i stumbled onto the Inaugural Ball. OH MY GOD. no words could begin to describe my feelings. It was all UN REAL. Beyonce brought me to tears. Michelle's dress made me jealous. Obama made me proud. JAY Z almost had me bawling. I think this may be the greatest thing that will ever happen in my lifetime. I watched the Ch. 13 ball and for once in my life politics became REAL in my life. For once I can say I have witnessed progression in our nation and also I feel like i understand.
this may be long and i apologize if so..mind u i cant stop the tears from falling as I watch this video.
Jay-Z...Sean Carter. HOV. from Marcy Projects in BK performed a song from his mixtape for OBAMA...
I think Obama is right..we are at a defining moment. This point in our history should give everyone the notion that we CAN do whatever. We are no longer held back by long-gone ideals of THE MAN. no one can hold you back but yourself. Hopefully i am not the only one who is inspired.
Im going to end this so I wont become redundant or extremely long.
But lord have mercy.......whew. no words
we will no longer make excuses for our way of life.
btw jeff johnson is my dream husband.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Ive been asked to re-evaluate "the plan."
i guess for documentary purposes.
ive realized that no matter how hard i try i cant fully convince anyone of my capabilities.
so im finished.
its time to start narrowing down.
no idea it would be this difficult.
the plan needs fixin.
oh, but it will be fixed.
I watched the We Are One broadcast yesterday and it was amazing how many supporters Obama has. It seems as if everyone is throwing all of their faith in him and I cant help but question what will be the result if he doesnt meet these expectations.
There is no doubt in my mind that he will do great things for this country...and he has already claimed his place in the history books. I just want us all to really listen to what he is saying. Change cannot happen without the willingness from us. I refuse to put all of my hopes in one man merely because no man is greater than god. I guess i have to start with myself...
BTW. i got a crush on Obama.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Anywhoo im using this as a chance to get you all involved...If you have any ideas of something you'd like to see me try please leave a comment.
Try and give a broad idea that can be accomplished anywhere...im limited on scenery..lol Hempstead Texas. Think of this as a way of helping me develop my portfolio. (which i need to get any kind of internship)
I will pick the best idea and hopefully have it together within the next 2 weeks. Be Creative.
considering the fact that I have a lot of time on my hands I have been thinking about all kinds of randomness. Something that has captivated my thoughts lately is the whole light skinned vs. dark skinned non-sense. (hopefully everyone saw the episode on tyra a while back..so i dont have to go into detail)
anyway even if you havent heard much about it im sure you know its there. Im not one of those females who doesnt talk to a dude based on his skin color. When I say that im not neccesarily talking about race..i mean the various skin colors of african americans. I have alot of friends who WONT talk to dark skinned guys or light skinned guys for that matter. I understand having a preference but sometimes we cant always get what we want.
Now I have "talked to" (i would say dated but I dont like that term) guys that were light skinned bright skinned, black as day and in between. Of course I have a preference and an ideal guy pictured in my head (to spend the rest of my life with that is) but it isnt always that easy.
I was looking through pictures of me and my friends. Most of my friends are the same ones from highschool. well pretty much all of them. I remember in high school having a convo with my bestie (lauren) about not having any dark skinned friends. It was wierd because all of the girls who considered themselves dark skinned werent really that at all. I mean im no where near yellow boned or whatever u wanna call it. i guess you can classify me as somewhere near caramel or brown skinned. In no way shape or form did we ever sit down and say were not going to hang with those girls and Im sure they never said the same about us.
lol a very old school picture. This was LSG (Lamar Senior Girls)....we threw parties..but these were the sum of my friends....well for that time period.
well i cant speak for everyone but coming from a very diverse highschool I was able to notice a lot of things about race. For one all the kids of the same race seemed to attract eachother. It was like you didnt even know the names of the other kids. I mean i came from a school with 7,000+ students. I guess my point with this is...do you think blacks of the same skin tone attract or do you think we have our own biased opinions of the other's..