Say what you want, but the girl can SING. And she's not shaving her head or having a breakdown.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
These are my LEAST favorite guys:
These are my LEAST favorite girls:
Monday, February 26, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Last April, 80,000 people across the globe left their homes for one night to commute to a central area of town to show our support for the people of Northern Uganda. If you have never heard of the Invisible Children group, watch this video:
Invisible Children was started by a group of 3 college students who decided to travel to Africa to make a documentary. Through a divine turn of events, they found themselves stranded in Uganda. There, they discovered children being kidnapped from their homes and forced to fight as child soldiers. They ended up making their documentary, but not about what they set out to make it about. Their Invisible Children campaign has motivated thousands to speak up and take a stand for the children in Uganda and for the end of the civil war that has been going on there for the last 20 years.
Last year was the Global Night Commute. I got an email today asking me to help with organizing the event for this year. It is called Displace Me. It will be taking place April 28-29. This is the official statement on the website:
When Hurricane Katrina hit this country, we saw for the first time what a displaced American looks like. Now we’re asking you to imagine for 24 hours what it’s like for the millions of people in Northern Uganda who have been displaced for over ten years.
We want our government to support the peace talks and aid those suffering in the displaced person camps. On April 28, join tens of thousands who are saying “Displace Me” and leaving their homes - to bring them home.
Here is another video, this one is promoting the Displace Me campaign.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the Displace Me campaign in Lexington, let me know. The woman that emailed me from the Invisible Children group just asked me to begin to spread the word and she is going to email me again with more information. I think she emailed everyone who signed up on the website from Lexington, so if you got an email too, write her back. She'll get back to you really quickly. They need all the help they can get!!
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the day to day that we forget about everyone else who is going through so much. There are lots of ways to serve and lots of groups to get involved with, not just this one. This is just one of many ways that you can get involved tangibly in Lexington.
Sidney Poitier was born and raised on Cat Island in the Bahamas. He received 2 years of formal education and ended up teaching himself. He came to Miami when he was 16 years old and through several years of living in poverty, even in a bus terminal bathroom, he got his first movie role at the age of 22 in No Way Out in 1950. He went on to become the first black man to win an Academy Award in 1963 for Lilies of the Field.
I just watched an Oprah Oscar Special tonight where George Clooney and Julia Roberts interviewed each other, followed by Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, and ending with Sidney Poitier and Jamie Fox. I must say, Sidney Poitier is an incredible person and an inspiring man. I fortunately never had to live in a time of segregation and am thankful for that, but the courage and integrity of people like Sidney Poitier is inspiring to anyone trying to overcome a stereotype or a title put on them by others.
"You listen to me. You say you don't want to tell me how to live my life. So what do you think you've been doing? You tell me what rights I've got or haven't got, and what I owe to you for what you've done for me. Let me tell you something. I owe you nothing! If you carried that bag a million miles, you did what you're supposed to do! Because you brought me into this world. And from that day you owed me everything you could ever do for me like I will owe my son if I ever have another. But you don't own me! You can't tell me when or where I'm out of line, or try to get me to live my life according to your rules. You don't even know what I am, Dad, you don't know who I am. You don't know how I feel, what I think. And if I tried to explain it the rest of your life you will never understand. You are 30 years older than I am. You and your whole lousy generation believes the way it was for you is the way it's got to be. And not until your whole generation has lain down and died will the dead weight be off our backs! You understand, you've got to get off my back! Dad... Dad, you're my father. I'm your son. I love you. I always have and I always will. But you think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man."
I got this in an email and it was just wonderful, so I'm blogging it.
You Know You Grew Up In the 80's if:
1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.
2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton
3. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom
4. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock"
5. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
6. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head...even better, with a scrunchie!
7. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
8. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
9. You played the game "MASH"(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
10. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
11. You know the profound meaning of " WAX ON , WAX OFF"
12. You wanted to be a Goonie.
13. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...head-to-toe)
14. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
15. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
16. You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard.
17. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
18. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.
19. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
21. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.
22. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"
23. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
24. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
25. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
26. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
27. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.
28. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
29. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
30. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB"
31. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class.
32. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
33. You just sang those words to yourself.
34. You still sing "We are the World"
35. You tight rolled your jeans.
36. You owned a bannana clip.
37. You remember "Where's the Beef?"
38. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"
39. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!)
40. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.
Um, yes. That was awesome. I was totally a child of the 80's! Anybody else?