3.30.2005

I Haven't Forgotten

I am still alive, but I still won't have the internet high speed cable at home until Friday! Arrugh.

Quick Updates:
  1. The "26 Things I hated about him" guy has resurfaced much to my dismay.
  2. "The New Guy" is really busy and I haven't talked to him in like three weeks and I think I really kinda miss him. Don't tell him I said that though; I can't have him getting a big head about himself
  3. Target is my new favorite grocery store
  4. My cousin - new mommy- is not getting any sleep. Daycare: $500 a month (thank God for the T-shapped cervix protector!
  5. I think that is all. Until I get another spare chance at work....
  6. Oh yeah Zilla and I are going to write a book.

3.22.2005

IT'S A BOY!

As you have probably guessed...I offically now have a godson.

The Stats:
Date: March 21, 2005
Time: 18:39:38 CST
Weight: 6lbs 8ozs
Length: 18.25 ins
Time in Labor: 12 hours; 39mins; and 38sec
Eyes: his mom's
Lips: his dad's
Nose: who knows
Name (well what I call him): Anderson

Yesterday's experience was so amazing. I, the godmother and second cousin, was actually in the delivery room. That was definately an unforgetable experience. I made three very important decisions while in that delivery room. A. I'm definately getting an IUD; B. I will have an epidural; and C. I am definately getting an IUD.

I still can't believe that little body came out of my cuzibludin. I mean people say that all the time, hell, I say that all the time. But I watched this little body ooze out! It was so unreal. I don't see how women go through all of that pain for men whom they do not love though. After watching my cuzibludin react to her contractions, I wanted to beat her fiancé for her! It's weird though, because she told me that when she saw her fiancé holding the baby that they made together [I have my own theory on this together stuff] she fell in love with him all over again.

All I can say is she's a better woman than me. That reminds me I need to schedule an appointment for my T-shaped cervix defender!

3.20.2005

God Mother again in San Antonio

Well the time for my cousin to birth my new godson has finally arrived. I arrived in San Antonio today, for the first time in over a year. I hadn't seen my cousin since she has been pregnant, so at first gilmpse of my cousin, whom I have known from brith, at a nine month gestation was astounding. I have other friends with kids, but this one is so different. This is my cuzibludin [a word we created for each other to signify our relationship as cousin, blood, and friend]. I get to be in the delivery room! That sooo weirds me out!

I will give you more details on Tuesday or Thursday, letting you know how everything went. I won't have internet connection at my house until Wednesday-- I'm getting cable connection. Well, I have been at the hospital all day! So I am fatigued. Until later, when I am a god mother again Goodnight.

I'm sorry I haven't written in a few days. I have been tired.

3.16.2005

Just Typing

The likelyhood that there will be typos in this passage is great. I am going for a "Finding Forester" writing style tonight. With my eyes closed, and my fingers on the keys, I let words escape me without any inhibition. I hope that I have something worthwhile to discuss. Things are quite uneventful right now. Thankfully, I'm not trying to olure or shun any dudes. I ake up and go to work, work m and come home. I went grocery shopping today and it took mem three hours, because I went to three differnt stores.
Just about the most exciting news for me right now, is that my godson, E, will be born on Monday. I am going to have to go to San Antonio, so I can be there when he pops out of my cousibluddin's uh-oh. I am excitied. I knitted him a baby blanket and it took me nearly eight months! It's huge.
I really have nothing else exciting to say tonight so I will not take up anymore of your time. Shouts out to Zilla, my sixteenth baby daddy!

3.13.2005

Generational Iniquity:understand the pathology and change the course

I was so inspired by Saturday night's sermon that I am using it as the basis of my blog. I go to church neither as often as I used to nor as often as I should [I'm quite reserved about using this word because by nature it makes room for regret]. However, Saturday night I decided that I would go to church; I pondered telling where I attend, but I do not want other blogs on this page to influence people one way or the other in relation to my church. Anyway I rather enjoyed the message.

Last night Joel talked about generational iniquity, often referred to as generational curses. He talks about how scientists look for patterns in DNA that may indicate a gene for alcoholism, abuse, early mortality, and how he thinks that a large portion of patterns of iniquity in family lines are spiritual. All that aside, I am not arguing the case for science or for theologians, I am merely pleased with what he said afterwards.

Joel made a point to say, don't just accept certain behaviors because they have been present in your family for years. Identify the negative or harmful behavior and make a choice that it will stop with you. If every woman in your family has has babies out of wedlock, make a choice that it will stop with you. If alcoholism has been a very present disease in your family for generations and generations, make a choice that you will not allow it to attack you. One of my very dear loved ones knows that alcoholism is present in his family, and he made the decision that he will never -knowingly- allow alcohol to touch his lips, and has stuck to it.

So many people have a propensity for saying, "this is the way it's been so I won't expect anything else. This is the way it's been, so I won't question it. I will just let what is bound to happen happen."

Joel gave the example about a man whose wife would always cut off both ends of her ham before cooking it. He could never understand why his wife was always so wasteful with hams, so he finally asked her why she always cuts the ends off of the ham, and she said because her mom always cuts the ends off of the ham and her mom makes the best ham she'd ever tasted. The husbands asked his wife well, why does she cut them off, and the wife had no clue. The couple then called the wife's mother and the husband explained his curiosity for why his wife cuts off the ends of the ham. He further explained that his wife said it was because her mother always cut off the ends. He then asked his mother-in-law why she cuts off the ends of the ham, and she replied because her mom always cuts the ends off of the ham and her mom makes the best ham she'd ever tasted. The husband reinforced the why behind cutting off the ends, and the mother-in -law still had no answer. Finally the husband and wife, called the wife's grandmother. He explained, and inquired of the grandmother why she would always cut off the ends of the ham. The grandmother's reply was, "That's easy because my pan was always too small."

The moral is know why. Don't just do, or accept things because it's always been done. Don't make generational iniquities your excuse for not finishing school, for having children out of wedlock, for divorce, for alcoholism, for lung cancer, for abuse, for fear. Don't let the idea of slave mentality: the generational iniquity for many black Americans be the excuse we use to stay down; understand the pathology and change the course.
  1. Identify your issue(s): Just admit and deal with it.
  2. Realize that just because you are going through a hard time, that does not make you a bad person.
  3. Take responsibility for your own action. Don't let generational iniquities be be your excuse, or your source of blame.

Know that we cannot change the past but we can change the future by making the right choices today. When Joel said this, I laughed out loud because the creed by which I chose to live my life says, "I understand that today is yesterday's consequence, and if I want to change my tomorrow I have start with the decisions I make today." I wrote that in my journal five years ago. Also if you notice too, my blog from 02.22.05 was "Don't make excuses. Just do what's right."

3.12.2005

One of those emails

  1. What time did you get up this morning? 11:36
  2. Diamonds or pearls? diamonds
  3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? quite possibly National Treasure
  4. What is your favorite TV show? The CSI's, 24, The Young and the Restless, and American Idol
  5. What did you have for breakfast? air
  6. What is your middle name? Danielle
  7. What is your favorite cuisine? Italien
  8. What foods do you dislike? Pork
  9. What is your favorite chip flavor? TEXAS Style Jalepeno
  10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Voyage to India
  11. What type of car do you drive? arrugh a ford
  12. Favorite sandwich? Turkey, with spinach, ranch, cucumbers and swiss
  13. What characteristic do you despise? Lost a ten year long best friendship over lying
  14. Favorite item of clothing? My personalized facepurse
  15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation,where would you go? Nice, France
  16. What color is your bathroom? My bathroom is Green Tea, Linen, and Cameo
  17. Favorite brand of clothing? I don't think I really have one
  18. Where would you retire to? I am not answering this question because it ends with a preposition
  19. Favorite time of the day? 7pm, that is when all my shows start
  20. What was your most memorable birthday? My 17th birthday-- cool party with great friends and the cupcake figt of a lifetime!
  21. Where were you born? TWC in Houston
  22. Favorite sport to watch? FOOTBALL BABY
  23. Who do you least expect to send this back to you? I guess in this case that would be "comment" so everyone
  24. Person you expect to send it back first? WC again: comment.... no one again
  25. What fabric detergent do you use? Tide with downey and bounce as the softener
  26. Coke or Pepsi? cherry coke
  27. Are you a morning person or a night owl? unfortuantely I'm both
  28. What is your shoe size? 9
  29. Do you have any pets? I want a Yorkiepoo but my pet fee is $600 so um negative
  30. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with your family or friends? Yeah, my baby is due on March 21!
  31. What did you want to be when you were little? I WILL ALWAYS JUST WANT TO BE OPRAH

3.10.2005

Five Facts

...in the style of Zilla...
  1. TEXAS is as close as you can get to the promised land
  2. I’d eat crap with a knife and a fork for $500 Million dollars -- and so would you.
  3. If you don’t love football, I think you are an idiot
  4. I was on Family Feud and lost: November 30, 2000 air date ..."Alcohol" my Kinkaidans will get that!
  5. Five adjectives to describe me would be: analytical, detailed, personable, spontaneous, and obsessive compulsive
Now it's your turn... comment and blogit!

Favorite Things Revisited

Here comes a list of my favorite things revisited. If this list accidentally disappears too-- you all can forget it; I will not post it again! Okay here goes:
  1. Number: 45
  2. Color: hot pink
  3. City: Houston duh dummy
  4. State: TEXAS is as close as you can get to the promised land!
  5. Song(s): Can't Wait by Avant -- I love that song, Truth Is by Fantasia, and Ordinary People by John Ledgend
  6. Presidential Candidate for 2004: "W"
  7. Food: Lasagne
  8. Snack food: Thanks to Sabba I am not only addicted to Dryers Lime Whole Fruit popsicles, but also CHEETO PUFFS!!
  9. Candy: HariBo Gummy Bears -- the gold pack-- they are the BEST
  10. Resting Place: The spinal majestic
  11. White boy: it's a toss up b/w my JvK and my brother!
  12. Fitness Center: 24 Hour Fitness (yeah yeah i need to stop bloggin and take my apple over there)
  13. Day of the Week: Thursday
  14. Month: January (new beginnings)
  15. Animal: I've always wanted a tiger
  16. Book: right now Michael Eric Dyson Reader
  17. Website: www.thefacebook.com
  18. Pastime: chatting with people who live in france "Il faut practiquer mon francais avec eux parceque il n'y a personne en Texas qui parle le francais."
  19. Frozen Vegetable: Green Giant Brocoli
  20. Toilet Paper: Contonelle Ultra with Ripples
  21. Popsicle: Dryers Whole Food: Lime
  22. Actor: Sean Penn
  23. Comedian: Chris Rock
  24. Actress: Julia Roberts
  25. War Movie: Troy and Gladiator
  26. Romance Movie: HA THAT'S HILARIOUS ROMACE IS SOOO OVERRATED
  27. Moive of all time: Gone With the Wind
  28. Stuffed Animal: My Bobby Bear -- given to me by my Robert!
  29. Carpet Cleaner: Woolite Oxy Clean
  30. Sport: FOOTBALL -- if you didn't know this answer don't ever talk to me again in life!
  31. Pro Team: the Houston Texans [I'm a girl; I'm allowed to be loyal to the home team]
  32. College Team: Hook'em Horn! Texas Longhorn Football [Vince's biggest fan]
  33. Singer: India.Arie and Avant and John Legend are running close seconds
  34. Car: Land Rover Discovery
  35. Home Builder: David Weekley Homes and Perry Homes
  36. Resturant: Salt Grass, maybe LaMadeline or anything Pappas
  37. Fast Food Joint: WHAT-A-BURGER [don't you wish you lived in Texas]
  38. Ice Cream: Blue Bell Butered Pecan but Marble Slab Strawberry is running a close second
  39. Date: Out at the lake where "He Proposed to me" PSYCHE!
  40. Nostalgic Memory of the 80's: saying Psyche! after everything
  41. Nostalgic 80's tv show: Out of This World -- Alf coming close behind
  42. Nostalgic 80's Cartoon: Alvin, Simon, Theadore..do ..do .. do .. do .. do .. doo -- Duck Tales on their tails!
  43. Americans: the ones who pay taxes!
  44. Liberal: Des
  45. Store: Randall's

3.04.2005

The Ten Commandments

I love it when the liberals give me another reason to gripe about them. So, who do you think is behind this fight to rid government buildings of displays of the Ten Commandments? I bet it's not those who believe "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

My apologies, I had to take a break before I sat down to write this. My opinion on whether the Ten Commandments should be restricted from government property is simple. Displaying the Ten Commandments in government buildings, especially those of legislative purposes, intention is not to make people succumb to the JeudeoCristian system of beliefs. Okay so, the Ten Commandments were given to us on a Mountaintop through a man named Moses. That is not the point. The point is the Ten Commandments is a Moral Code upon which we drew greatly when our own code, the law of our land, was crafted. The Ten Commandments, monuments, and displays, are present as a representaion of our national history.

As a part of American history, the Ten Commandments are just as important as The Magna Carta, and Thomas Payne's Common Sense. For those who are offended because the Ten Commandments are prefaced with: I AM the Lord GOD, they should pretend that it the piece is authored by someone of whom they are not quite fond, but in order to give full credit to the author, the source must be sited. So, an aethiest may not like or believe in God, but I bet that aethiest is comforted in the protection provided by "thou shall not kill" that of forfathers adapted many years ago.

3.02.2005

HELP WANTED: Population Assistant

HELP WANTED... WORK FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT:
Population Assistant:
Education requirement: None.

Your duties include having babies to increase our population. Benefits include Medicare, and a payment on the first of every month. Meals provided. New housing available. Day Care often provided-even though you don't have another job so you don't need it. Salary increases commensurate with product, quantity not quality.

And just think... there are women who do this job and pay us! We are willing to give you their hard earned money!