Monday, October 22, 2007

Highs and lows...

HIGH

Being well-received on your first day of a new job
that will potentially open more doors
than you could ever imagine...


LOW

Having to go to the ER after work
as a result of delayed pain from hitting your forehead on a low-beam
and falling backwards down three-to-four cement steps in a dimly lit cafe cellar
less than 48 hours before your first day at the new job.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

and this is what progression looks like

I'm not even sure I believed that folx could apply to a job online at, say, Monster.com and actually end up gainfully employed... I mean I know the whole network is set up in order aid and assist the road to employment and all things related. But as far as me and the way things have unfolded in my life, I've tended to think that submitting a resume on Monster.com or any other employment search engine would yield a minimum return, if anything. More like tryin to find true love on Match.com, they say it happens, and people claim that they've found it, but I mean it's not for me. So imagine my surprise, when i get a random call from a company saying that they'd received my resume from Monster and inquiring if I was still seeking employment. Fast fwd a couple of months later and I was asked to interview... and three weeks after that, I've officially been asked to become the newest Account Coordinator for a PR agency called Uniworld Group!

Uniworld is one of, if not the oldest black-owned and operated PR and Marketing agencies in the country, founded by chairman and CEO Byron Lewis in 1969... i'll be working for him and execs in the communications and entertainment department. I'm pretty stoked... This is a very lucrative opportunity and I almost can't believe it's here, though I am ready. I mentioned it to a friend that's a bit older than me, and his response was "Oh you're going to work for Uniworld??? I know people that have been able to buy houses as a result of working for them!!" I said, I'LL TAKE IT! :D

God is good..... this has been a long time coming, but divinely ordered and divinely timed.

Between last Friday's evening of perfection with the honorable JG and this Friday's official job offer to a job that will change my life, and everything that has happened in between... this has been one of the best weeks of 2007. Word.


~416~

Saturday, October 13, 2007

people are wearing coats now...

it's officially COLD.
(and i can't say that i'm terribly pleased about it, i don't care if it is mid-october.)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

nina



said
I've got my boobies...

I wonder if she knew how powerful that would be
during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

two completely unrelated quotes that spoke to me today

I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.
-Anna Scott to William Thacker in Notting Hill.

---
Sometimes we can do everything right and still not find ourselves in favorable positions. I think that's why the Bible says that after we've done all that we can, we have to continue to stand.
-words of wisdom to me from Jamal.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

To MARCUS AKIBA!!!!

ps
HAPPPPPY BIRTHDAY TO
THE BEST BIG BROTHER IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!
i love you shawty!

ATL is all love...

a girlfriend from college turned 30 today and is 9 months pregnant with her second child. The baby, he's due in two weeks(!), so we been lovin'up on her big big big ole belly the whole weekend!!!!! There was the birthday party last night via stretch limo (at what is now my FAVORITE restaurant in Atlanta, Rare - Sorry R.Thomas, but don't sleep on the soulfood tapas! The tilapia & plaintains, and chicken & waffles were the absolute bomb diggety!!!) and a VEGAS STYLE (until she found out she was pregnant Kacee planned on having her 30th in Vegas!) BABYSHOWER today (don't trip! You ain't seen a babyshower til you've seen a Vegas Baby Shower! I told the planner she needs to patent that joint!), and a lotta laughin and eatin in between......

man, some folx forget that this is what life's all about....

gotta love it!

meanwhile,

this weekend has further proven (eeeeeeven more) my desire, or lack thereof, to NOT have kids. i mean, i maintain that whatever happens (pertaining to giving birth) in ten years (or so) happens, but this whole inundation of babies and toddlers runnin around and pregnancy tiredness and bellies stretched to the max and kid conversation and finding out how often babies go through diapers, let alone how much they cost! My $.99 Cent Store-shopping-behind thought you could get diapers for like $5, Kacee laughed like, OBVIOUSLY you ain't got no babies!!!!!!

The kicker, though, was during the babyshower, when three moms got into this long dry drawnout conversation about their toddlers at daycare and the woes of them not being able to play with their lil favorite stuffed animals during classtime.... us three single gurls snapped out of our blank stares and promptly found reasons to excuse ourselves from the vicinity of the conversation! Like, "Gurl, do you need me to throw your plate away???" "Oh nooooo gurl, I got it! I need to get up and stretch my legs anyway! But THANK YOU!" and then we all three somehow ended up outdoors while one took a smoke... and I don't even smoke! HAH!!!!

but it was all love, and naturally BJ (Brad Jr.) got HOOOOOOKED UP! (as babies always do!) with his lil Puma booties!!!! Stylin out the womb!

well....
Reality is waiting for me back in Brooklyn...... (yay.)
It's been so nice, but i really go have to get back to my life. figure out what is going on. find some progression in work and or love and or cleaning up my apartment before the year is out. 2007 has been real......... interesting.

ps i really ate waaaaaayyy too much this weekend... isn't there a bridesmaid gown i have to fit into in a few weeks????? (((yoinks)))

~416~

Monday, October 01, 2007

"She go say, 'I BE LADY-O!'"


Music As A Weapon
Fela Tribute @ The Shrine in Harlem
29 September 2007


IF YOU CALL A WOMAN
AFRICAN WOMAN

NO GO 'GREE
SHE GO SAAAAAY

SHE GO SAY
I BE LADY-O!

LADY
~FELA 'ANIKULAPO' KUTI