Saturday, March 27, 2010

Update and the 1derful internets...

Hello faithful few, how are things? Its going with me, I can't really complain. Well this week I finally got my file complete for my admission to grad school for Savannah College of Art & Design. It seems all my paperwork was getting lost in the shuffle. I had to track some down and have some professors resend some stuff but I got an email yesterday from my admission counselor saying that my application was being sent to the review committee and I should know if I got accepted or not in 3 to 6 weeks. So wish me luck.

My other application has been done and as I was checking my email I saw that I got an email from WCU that said my decision letter was now available online. So I pointed the mouse to the address on the internets where I could check the letter and it would not accept my password and pin number. I proceeded to reset the password and try again but to no avail. I then called the tech people for the site and was told to leave a message and the would get back to me. Needless to say no one did and they are only available Mon-Fri. So I have to endure the whole weekend not knowing what the schools decision was!!!! Talk about excruciating. Well thats all for this week folks.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Blog

Hey faithful few, how are things going? I just wanted to let you know that this week I started my "official" venture into vegetarianism. So on Mondays and Thursdays it's strictly vegetarian for me. As I get comfortable and use to the change I will add another day and so on until all my week is a vegetarian week. I have also taken to documenting my venture. My blog where I am documenting it is @ Follow me. Check me out. It's GOING TO BE FUN!!!!

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

So you wanna stop eating meat huh...

Hello faithful few. It's that time again already! These months are really flying. Monday we will be halfway through the 3rd month of the year 2010AD! Ridiculous.

Anyway, I thought this week I would talk to you guys about my foray into vegetarianism. Naw, I am not trying to save any chickens or cows. I won't be at any "release the animals back into their own habitat" rallies:) I still love leather and eggs:). I am doing this for me, for my health and because I have always been curious about the "herbivores" culture (I use that term in it's loosest meaning). I have worked with quite a few vegetarians and vegans so I have always been in their heads about the culture and the mindset of a "non-meat eater". I even went as far as recently buying a vegetarian for dummies book! I told myself as a part of my transition into the new me that I would begin to switch out my "meat-eating habits" with new "vegetarian-eating habits" until I could completely "veg-out".

I have tried on a couple of occasions to start myself on eating complete vegetarian meals on certain days of the week and/or at least 2 days a week. This past week, I decided that Mondays and Thursdays would be my vegetarian days. When I get more used to it, I will add another day until my entire eating habit is that of a vegetarian. Wish me luck! That's all for now.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong....

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Black History Month

Hello faithful few, I know it's now March but I am still going to give you guys my black history post. So let's get to it!

As February came and went, it was hard to realize that it was actually black history month. I don't think it was because of a lack of need. I mean sure black people are achieving more and more everyday and we are also making history everyday but we are not actually rewriting any new history. There are some who would argue why do we have a specific month devoted to black people and not other people. I would say to them what I always heard growing up; we get one month to celebrate our history and 11 months for everybody else.

Truth of the matter is the last decade or so, black history has been minimal at best. I recall black history was the month where television programming and public programming was geared towards black history month. There were plays on Saturday nights on TV at 7. In school there were essay contests for kids who got to read them on TV. I mean we still have Champions of Courage on TV but that is not as prominent as it was. I am curious to see how black history is taught in schools these days. Are our kids and future generations of our kids going to be able to study or learn about our history or are they going to have to look to us be their only means of education when it comes to black culture and black heritage. I, for one don't mind being a living record of times past and present in the black diaspora. That's all I have for you guys this week.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

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