Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Beginning of the School Year is kicking my butt!

Hi out there fellow blog buddies. I've been away for far too long and I miss reading your posts... The beginning of the school year is always the worst when you're trying to grab an extra moment to simply ahhhhhh! BREATHE! Don't get me wrong, I'm really enjoying my students all and I even have a student teacher this semester to give us an extra hand but still, there's so much to do all at once to keep everything organized and on track. My 7th and 8th graders aren't that far off the organized mark but ohhhh, my little 6th graders. They are so cute because they have that deer in headlights look about them being in a new school and all. Unfortunately, we also have to hold their hands until they get the swing of middle school...
Ohhhh, I so can't wait until we get to that auto pilot mode!
Anywhoo... that's my little update from my corner of the world, whether anyone cared about it or not!
Oh, and I'm sooooooo mad at Keith for his last comment on my page :-) "I was livin the American Dream...with my Box haircut and Polka dot shirt and hammer pants to boot!-lolololol..." Yeah Keith, we're going to need to see some pictures of you with the box haircut and HAMMER PANTS!! Man! I think Hammer had to sell his at his bankruptcy auction so he might need to borrow yours!
KD, that Hip Hop Junkies song was for YOU!!
Until next time,

Friday, August 15, 2008

And the Winner is...

The winner of the Old Skool Name that tune contest is
BCU was the 1st one to get all of my tunes correct. If you were in my class, we'd have to do an interview for all the fans out there that want to know how you stay so kool with all of that old skool music knowledge. It's OK BCU, I'll fend off the reporters and play some of that music and get the party started right... *Dancing and Singing Set It Off in my head. "Set it off on the left..."* Oh, gotta get back to myself... Anyway, Beautifully.Conjured.Up, one point of clarification, the #1 song was Keep ON Keeping on... but your response was good enough to get you the gold! No worries, no one is here to challenge that fact, much unlike the sore loser that tried to Challenge the reaaaallllllyyyyy close win tonight by Michael Phelps when he beat old boy by 1/100th of a second. Haaaaa! Here's your award BCU!

For everyone else, thanks for participating. I had fun reminiscing and chillin to some classic music. For the record, here are the correct responses... I posted the videos for the songs a few people missed so you can catch up on your old skool rhymes!!

#1 Keep On Keepin On - MC Lyte Featuring Xscape

#2 Creep -TLC

#3 Beat It -Michael Jackson

#4 Doo Doo Brown -Two Hyped Brothers and a Dog

#5 Hold On -En Vogue

#6 Real Love -Mary J. Blige

#7 Tootsie Roll

#8 Cake and Eat It Too -Nice&Smooth

#9 If I Ever Fall In Love -Shai

#10 Poison -BBD

The following video is for someone who's SUPPOSED to be the HIP HOP JUNKIE. I can't figure out why he missed Nice and Smooth but maybe he was having a bad day! Haaaaa!

Thanks again blogger buddies! I'm out for the weekend getting lesson plans together for next week so I may be dropping by your blogs but I probably won't post here for a few more days.

Until we chat again,
I remain,

Monday, August 11, 2008

Name That Tune...

Old Skool music challenge...
I love my old music, from back in the day when artists took time to coordinate their clothes and actually had them up on their hips instead of hanging low...

Yeah, I know, ole boy STILL looks good even though he's teaching our men to go out looking like that. Too bad all of our boys don't have bodies like that though. I digress... Back to what I was saying, some of my friends pick on me because I still have a box of cassette tapes that I will actually listen to from time to time. Call me a pack rat or whatever but I'll be the first to admit, I have a pretty nice music collection in record, cassette tapes, CD's and finally MP3 format. The 1st record I ever bought was Atomic Dog by George Clinton. No lie. My mom took me to the record store to buy it. Then I bought Prince's Soundtrack Under The Cherry Moon and New Edition's Candy Girl Album. Then I moved on to Cassette tapes and I must say my cassette and CD collections are rather large and I just can't see getting rid of perfectly good music so I keep my tapes for my listening pleasure. Just for the record; no pun intended, I will say that I don't sport portable cassette players and portable CD players outside of my home domain like this one friend I know but shall remain nameless to protect his coolness :-0 This weekend, I drove to Florida for my best friend's grandmother's funeral. I drove my mom's car because it's easier for her to get in and out of her car than my SUV. My mom bought her car juuuussssttttt as CD players were becoming standard in cars in 2001. She didn't know to insist on the CD player soooo her car has a tape deck :-( I was FORCED to pull out my tapes from back in the day which inspired this post. Great songs from my collection. I've posted some of the lyrics to see if you can recognize any of them. Some of y'all are young bucks so it may go waaaay over your head. If so, you need to run down to the CD store and tell the owner you are missing a huge piece of musical history and you need some help with a musical revolution! Haaaaa! Please know this is not a list of my favorites nor is it indicative of ALL i have in my collection but I wanted to keep the list to about 10 so I chose the 10 I could get lyrics for rather quickly.

I can't wait to see how well you do. The winner gets a "lovely" prize from me!

Here Goes...
1. B-Boy, where the f**k you at?
I been looking for you're a** since a quarter past.
Hot peas and butter, baby, come and get your supper.
Before I make you suffer That's when you had enough-a
Can I get hot when you hit the jackpot?
Surely I can, if you the man.
I get loose and produce large amounts of juice.
Can you get used to that or do you need a boost of energy to enter me ang
get it on.
You're gettin' warm.
I can feel you getting closer.
Now baby, down this Mimosa.
You better believe it's time to give a toast to.
The woman of the decade, too bad to be played.
Get vex and I'm bound to throw shade.
All over your body.
Who's body?
You're body.
I can rock a party like nobody.
Leavin' time to take home the loot.
Choosy about who I let knock my boots.
Now let me take sight while your lovin' the ___.
Life ain't all that unless you're doing it right.

2. The 22nd of loneliness and we've
Been through so many thangs
I love my man with all honesty
But I know he's cheatin' on me
I look him in his eyes but all he
Tells me is lies to keep me near
I'll never leave him down though
I might mess around it's only
'Cause I need some affection

3. You Better Run, You Better Do What You Can
Don't Wanna See No Blood, Don't Be A Macho Man
You Wanna Be Tough, Better Do What You Can

4. Buffed up wax back
Armor All down
Tell him, homie
Who's in town
(That's my man,__________

5. Oooh, my first mistake was
I wanted too much time
I had to have him morning, noon, and night
If I would of known then
The things that I know now
I might not have lost the time I complain about

6. So I try my best and pray to God
He'd send me someone real
To caress me and to guide me
Towards a love my heart can feel
Now I know I can be faithful
I can be your all and all
And give you good lovin' through the summertime
Winter, spring and fall

7. To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right
To the front, to the front, to the back, to the back
Now slide, slide baby slide, just slide baby slide
just slide baby slide, come on come on
To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right
To the front, to the front, to the back, to the back
Now dip baby dip, come on let's dip baby dip baby
Dip baby just dip, baby dip baby dip
Just Dip, Cotton Candy sweet and low

8. I've spent most my life, searchin for yours true
And when we first met I thought that girl was you
You really captured me, right there from the start
But how was I to know that today you'd break my heart?
I bought you Fendi, Louis', diamond rings
Mink jackets all the fly material things
Thought you were mine, from the heaven above
But I see another knucklehead sharin my love
I thought you were the lock and I, had the key
My personal jewel, my life's entity

9. The very first time that I saw your brown eyes
Your lips said "hello" and I said hi
I knew right then you were the one
But I was caught up in physical attraction
But to my satisfaction
Baby you were moooorrre than just a face

10. Girl, I must warn you
I sense something strange in my mind
Situation is serious
Let's cure it 'cause we're running out of time
It's oh, so beautiful
Relationships they seem from the start
It's all so deadly
When love is not together from the heart
It's drivin' me out of my mind
That's why it's hard for me to find
Can't get it out of my head
Miss her, kiss her, love her (Wrong move you're dead)

Good music, good times, good memories!

A brief word to the angels that were taken to their heavenly home this past weekend. You will be missed and the world has lost a great comedian and a talented musician. Both icons in the entertainment industry. Rest In Peace Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Disgusting things...

I was just sitting here trying to get my mind right to go back to work for real for real next week. (I've been working all summer with summer school and content planning but the REAL clock starts Aug. 13th)

A few things ran across my mind; productive stuff like how much more organized I'll be, different beginning of the year activities for my students, which grad school I'll choose, people I will be glad to see and people I'll just wave at and keep on walking. We've got new people in the building and several people have moved on. Which brought me to today's topic. Disgusting stuff. Barring names and other identifying info, I had several people that just downright disgusted the helloutta me! For instance, there was this one chap that used to smack so loudly when he ate his food. Not only that, god forbid he had any sauce to go with whatever he was eating. Trust. We saw any and everything that was in his mouth. Numerous times. Then he had nose AND ear hair that was clearly visible from the upper part of the atmosphere. I'm saying, how can a woman KISS up on that?? Oh, and once, when he came out of the bathroom AT SCHOOL, his doodie aroma followed him. ewwww.... Please. Do your extended squats at HOME and spare the rest of us from a slow death!

One of my friends dated a guy that used to lick her face in public. wtf?? I mean come on! I'm all for the little cutesy games couples play behind closed doors and hey, if that's how y'all got down and if it works to keep the love alive, do your thang while hanging from the chandelier or the pole y'all installed in your bedroom. But dayum, don't do that ish while we at TGIF ordering our food. I almost fell under the table watching the waitress try to keep her composure. You know they already think we don't know how to act and this buck is at the table licking his woman's face up and down like he's painting a wall veeerrrryyyy carefully!

I'm a prude, I know but I also think loud azz burps are totally disgusting and not for public earshot. Especially if it is followed by the foul aroma of your effin lunch that has crawled up in your intestines and cohabitated there for 7 days. (Ok. The Science teacher in me knows your body doesn't take that long to digest food but work with me here). If your burps go past 70decibels, you need a Gastrologist (I think!)

I finally peeped that video Two Girls One Cup. Apparently the phenomenon is that you show the video to someone and you tape their response. I can usually put gross stuff outta my mind but that doggone video had me freaked out. I almost wish I hadn't seen it but I couldn't resist getting caught up and videotaping a few of my co-workers while they watched the video. Classic! At least I wasn't the one watching the video again. My Stomach couldn't handle that one... and neither could my co-worker. She almost threw up right then and there. Then I'd be posting about her too :-)

We won't even touch picking noses in public, a woman's pants so tight she has that "camel foot" in the front, or washing yo drawers and hanging them up for errybody to see while at Girl Scout Camp... too many bad memories on that last one. Guess with thoughts like these, I'm not getting in the right frame of mind to go back to work!

Anyway, what's the most disgusting thing you've witnessed and did u tell them off for ignoring public protocol and common decency?? Let me hear your stories!

Until next time...
I remain,

Monday, August 4, 2008


** If you are viewing a picture of My Meez below, you are toooooo late for my actual slideshow :-( I warned you to not delay for my pictures would not be up for very long. 48 hours max! For those of you that did get a chance to see photos, how well does my Meez match up to the real thing?? :-)**

Folks, today, I thought I'd share a few photos of me and my world. This is a chance for you to see another part of who I am and things that I do. The slide show on this post comes from my Divine9Online page so most of the photos are sorority related. Some other time, I'll share my BulldogUnit photos and you'll have an opportunity to see a more rounded out part of my life. Don't delay in viewing my pics for they may soon be goooonnnnneee... :-)

Before I share, I'd just like to say that lately, I've had this strange feeling that I have major moments to experience in my life and that there is greatness within me still yet to be revealed. Somehow, I just KNOW that I have better things ahead and that God does not intend for me to remain stagnant and stuck on my one way street. "No man was ever great without divine inspiration". I will be an obedient follower and will allow him to order my steps...
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Oh yeah, to all my blogger buddies, I MISSED you guys while I was away! I logged on briefly to send some replies but that was about all I had time for. Glad to be back in the mix. Welcome back Writer's Dream. You took a long vacation on us but I hope all was well with you and you are blessed and highly favored.

Until next time,
Be sexy be true

P.S. For some odd reason, some of my photos are cut off on the right side. Don't know what that's about but it seems like some of my stuff on my blog always gets cut off. Oh, well. C'est La Vie!!