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DELTAS ROCK!

Convention Blog

Radio host Winston Chaney, the voice of gospel radio in the Washington metropolitan area, posted about the DST Centennial Celebration.

                COMMENTARY: PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ALL – “DELTAS” ALL OVER THE WORLD

                For the past 7 days, the city of Washington, D.C. has had the pleasure to host one of the greatest Conventions in the History of Mankind, the 100th Anniversary of — “DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.” So we the citizens of Washington, DC would like to say a few things: THANK YOU!!

                THANK YOU – for bringing your Convention to “THE NATION’S CAPITAL.

                THANK YOU – for patronizing our Hotels all over this city, even Maryland and Virginia! You guys were everywhere and you sold out…

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Define Love (Saw this on Twitter today)

“My definition of love is caring about someone so deeply that your life would be very different without them. There would always be a little piece of yourself missing if you were not there. Your life is incomplete when they are away and you would do anything to protect them or to make them happy. When I think of love I think of a couple sitting by the ocean holding hands and kissing. Love is an incredibly powerful word. When you’re in love, you always want to be together, and when you’re not, you’re thinking about being together because you need that person and without them your life is incomplete. Love defined!” — Nickle

I Love French Fries

Today, Burger King was giving away a free order of fries to promote their NEW fries. Well, the fry lover/free lover in me decided to mosey on over to the local BK to try some out.

I don’t like them.

I really didn’t even like the ones they just replaced. Can they please go back to their fries from the early 90s? I guess it was around ’93 that I remember them actually being good.

McDonald’s without a doubt has a lock on the fry game, and here’s my ranking of a few other fast food spots:

  1. McDonald’s (Seems like they’ll always hold the #1 spot.)
  2. Sonic
  3. Hardee’s (Just moved up a ranking due to Wendy’s.)
  4. Wendy’s (Would be #2 if they’d revert to their old fries.)
  5. Burger King

Change isn’t always good.

I’m not insensitive, but…

(originally written on 12/12/11)

I was in Walmart just a few minutes ago. I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so I was slightly irritated and ready to just leave. However, I did pick up one impulse item, so I went through the under 20 items checkout line. Well, I’m standing in line chatting with a coworker who happened to be there, and there’s this elderly man on the opposite side of the checkout (to my left) with a crutch on his basket. He walks toward the line and says “excuse me.”

Since he was slightly physically challenged, I figured he didn’t want to walk around the entire line to get to another register so he just wanted to mosey between me and the person in front of me to save some steps.

Do you know this man started turning his basket to the left and cut in front of me and everyone behind me. WTH?! Now, I’m not insensitive, BUT I’m clearly agitated. He didn’t even ask! He just assumed he had a right to go before us all. No, sir, you don’t! Now, if he had asked, I would’ve clearly understood his situation and with a warm heart, I would’ve let him check out before me. (My good deed for the day would’ve been completed.) But he just felt entitled to move to the front of the line, and that’s not cool. I’m sorry that you’ve got a disability, but you’re still human like the rest of us. That wasn’t very gentleman-ly of him at all.

“Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions…”

(Try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot…)

Pick Your Artist:
A Tribe Called Quest

Are you male or female:
4 Moms

Describe yourself:
Rap Promoter

How do you feel about yourself:
Like It Like That

Describe where you currently live:
Against the World

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
I Left My Wallet in El Segundo

Your Favorite Form of Transportation:
The Hop

Your Best Friend is:
Money Maker

Your Favorite Color is:
Midnight

What’s the Weather Like:
Everything Is Fair

Favorite Time of Day:
After Hours

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called?
Buggin’ Out

What’s the best advice you have to give:
God Lives Through

If you could change your name, what would it be?
Bonita Applebum

Your favorite food is:
Ham ‘n Eggs

Thought for the Day:
Push It Along

How Would You Like to Die:
Excursions

My Soul’s Present Condition:
Electric Relaxation

My Motto:
Keeping It Moving

“Put your MP3 player on shuffle & post the first 5 songs it plays”

Boxden.com tweeted that earlier today, so I went to their forum to try to post my 5 joints. Well, I had to register first and now I have to wait 24 hours before I can post anything. I don’t have time for that, so here am I using my Tumblr to hold my thoughts.

First, I shuffled the songs I have stored on my phone, and here are the 5 that played:

  1. “The Look” by Actual Proof ft. Heather Victoria
  2. “Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World)” by Common
  3. “Passin’ Me By” by The Pharcyde
  4. “Black Hand Side” by Pharoahe Monch ft. Styles P. & Phonte
  5. “So Be It” by Rapsody ft. Big K.R.I.T.

Then, I shuffled my songs on iTunes and these are the 5:

  1. “Purple Flip” by ?uestlove/Foreign Exchange/Zo!/Carlitta Durand
  2. “Still Po Pimpin” by Do or Die
  3. “On Stilts” by J. Dilla
  4. “Sweet Thing (Live)” by Mary J. Blige
  5. “Midnight” by A Tribe Called Quest

(Written on December 6)

Mother Teresa didn’t say that!

Yesterday on Twitter, a guy that I follow tweeted this quote:

If we cannot love the person whom we can see, how can we love God whom we cannot see. – Mother Teresa.

When I read that, my face frowned up. Mother Teresa didn’t say that! She paraphrased a verse from the Bible, but those are not her words. I Googled the “quote” and found that it’s from 1 John 4:20. The full verse from the King James Version is:

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Not to take anything away from Mother Teresa…she was a good person, but she is not the originator. That’s like somebody hearing me say, “If you are able to believe, everything can happen if you believe it” and giving me credit for it. (That’s actually Mark 9:23, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”)

I just had to write something about that because it was bothering me. Now, it’s off my chest, and I can finally rest. Whew!

Remembering BlackPlanet.com

So, jamtastik posted something about BlackPlanet, and that reminded me of the days when I used to live on that site. BP was a fun place back in ‘99 when I joined. I had just crossed the burning sands of Delta Sigma Theta, and I wanted to connect with ALL of my sorors across the world (things neos do).

Anyway, back in the day, BlackPlanet had a rewards program. Somehow you accumulated points that you could redeem for merchandise. I had my eyes on this fitted tee, and I finally had enough points to purchase it. I really don’t recall ever wearing it, but I’m sure I was strutting across my college campus with it on thinking I was cool because I was down with BlackPlanet.

I have no idea why I still have this shirt. Guess I knew I’d have a chance to pull it out and laugh about it one day. Well, that day has come. Thanks, Jamtastik, for making me take a stroll down memory lane! LOL!!

My Encounter with Charlotte

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Charlotte just met her maker. Tryna catch a ride on my Wu shirt. She must not have known Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nuttin’ ta…

No Snitching

I was reading the local newspaper today, and an article on the front page was about a bank robber who had been sentenced to 15 years. (Cool! You shouldn’t be robbing banks anyway. )

The guy who was sentenced didn’t act alone. There was another guy who helped him rob the bank, but he hasn’t been caught yet. Why did the guy say that he didn’t know who robbed the bank with him? All he knows is a nickname.

Excuse me, sir? You hatched a plan (I hope you sat down & made a plan) to rob a bank with someone you casually know?? Why would you do something like that? How did you pick this dude who you have no clue about? Sounds pretty fishy to me. Not that I’d ever rob a bank, but there are just certain things that you don’t do with strangers. Robbing banks is one of them.

I think you weren’t the mastermind behind this plan. The dude that you don’t know, the one that got away and has yet to be brought to justice, left you holding the bag (figuratively & literally). You’re either scared to death of this person that “you don’t know” or you abide faithfully by the code of the streets…no snitching.

Your accomplice, the mystery man, probably isn’t even hiding. He’s in plain sight because you won’t say anything. Do your 15 years in a cell. He’ll do his on the streets. Is there a statute of limitations on armed robbery? If not, it really doesn’t matter because you won’t snitch. Snitches get stitches.