Gustav is play NOOOOO games

30 08 2008

First the Gulf Coast nuisance started off as a tropical storm but gained intensity almost overnight as he started creeping closer to Cuba. Yahoo News is reporting that Gustav is inching closer to category 5 status. I am no meteorologist but I have been through some hurricanes and in my day…category 5 means you better pray your insurance will cover the damages and that you evacuated in enough time! 

New Orleans and other gulf coast cities expecting to be hit by Gustav later on this week have already started voluntary evacuations for the elderly, sick, and those without transportation. It is still unexpected if New Orleans will take a direct hit but we are all praying it doesn’t, seeing as we already know how the government responded last time with Katrina. 

Now it is expected to hit Texas. DAMN! So i am praying that it doesn’t hit my state too hard because lord knows people are still not finished fixing up their homes from Katrina and Rita. I pray that all who are evacuating have a safe trip.

 

My advice on evacuations:

  • BE PREPARED TO ADD ON 8-9+ hours to your trip time. It took us over 12 hours last time we evacuated for a trip that is usually no longer than 3 hours. 
  • Check your fluids, tire pressure, and all that good stuff. 
  • Bring water in case of your battery overheating and well for drinking duh!
  • If you have children, stock up on snacks that are re-sealable and easily accessible to them. Items like 100 Calorie snack packs are amazing. One.. you want to be able to focus on the road. Two.. you don’t want to have to stop every time your sibling or offspring wants to snack.
  • Bring heavy duty trash bags in case someone gets car sick and you don’t want it to seep through the bag. 
  • KEEP YOUR GAS TANK ON E. AT ALL TIMES. You never know how long your car will be idling. Always get gas when possible because you don’t know when you will be able to fill up again. 
  • When you reach your destination, call another family member or someone close to you to let them know your location and all your contact information.
  • Prepare for power outages. Constantly charge your cell phone in case of a power outage. Also buy a car charger! 
  • When the power goes out, do NOT constantly open your refrigerator or freezer. Only when necessary. It will keep the food cold as long as you don’t let the air out. Once food starts to get to room temperature, throw it out! You do NOT want food poisoning in a hurricane ravaged city. 
Now onto some key items:
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rain Boots (high water) 
  • Lots of board games, movies, etc. 
  • Lots of food
  • Water
  • And a prayer
For the part of the world that doesn’t know what it is like to deal with hurricanes, they are no fun but they bring about many fun memories. You never know how strong you really are until you have gone through something like that. Although I am far away, I wish the Southeast Texas Red Cross the best of luck because you are a truly amazing chapter! Anything you need me to do from here, let me know! Pray for my family and all the other families that will be effected. (Did you know that another tropical storm, Hanna, will be on its way right after Gustav? grrr)

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

28 08 2008

Let me school you all for a minute… on the importance of today August 28! No, it is not my birthday but it is the day the late Martin Luther King Jr. gave on the the most influential speeches in American history. On this day in 1963, he delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech” to thousands crowded in the National Mall located in the District. 
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Now get this, Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama will be giving his Democratic Nomination Acceptance Speech tonight. 

Do you have a dream?

I do! I hope to vote for Barack Obama not based on skin color but on issues that pertain to me. I am voting on who can best help me and well as a broke college student- John McCain isn’t really focused that much on MOI! I really liked Barack’s Education plan compared to McCain…I will post it after the jump!

 

Anyways back to August 28….

TODAY GOES DOWN IN HISTORY AGAIN.

Click here to watch the historic I Have a Dream Speech

Dreams are coming true FINALLY. 

Oh and by no means think that we have come THAT far because honestly we haven’t, but we are still moving and shaking.

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Soulja Boy Didn’t Kill Rap…this girl did

27 08 2008

The song is called…It’s so cold in the D but its a cold day in hell when I ever listen or watch this video ever again. I mean I give everybody their props for trying to do their hustles but damn…..

 

It’s So Cold In the D– Click the title to watch the video on youtube. 

I died laughing at one of the comments-

“T-Baby keep doing ya thing. Don’t listen to the haters. Tighten up the lyrics and make this a ringtone. You could make a quarter million easy. Look at the number of views!!”

Um negative. Please go burn your ears off for believing that (directed @ whoever posted that comment!)

 

So Soulja Boy – go make another song..because you are Tupac compared to this chick.





Poetics Noire has feelings too

27 08 2008

We here at http://www.POETICSNOIRE.com pray and hope that Modi Modi Modi feels better and doesn’t become Mr. Joseph C. McPudding Sh*t like in this story.  Anywho.. feel better kiddo!!!! 

But that doesn’t mean you readers shouldn’t visit his blog DCtoBC. I myself am an avid reader and you should be too. Hell, he gets thousands of more hits than I do so why not????  (But I love every single hit I get readers!!!! MUCHO BESOS)





Do you have a dream???

27 08 2008

AUGUST 28, 1963

AUGUST 28, 2008

 

KNOW YOUR HISTORY AND MAKE YOUR HISTORY. Historical post tomorrow on a historical day!





What’s going on at Howard and DC

27 08 2008

So ya girl is getting acclimated to her new place and full course load….which enables me to spread my knowledge on to you.

 

Seeing as a large portion of my reading body is from Howard University…allow me to give you some important dates:

Tommorrow, August, 28,2008

  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM WILL BE PLAYING IN TWO EXHIBITION GAMES IN NASSAU, BAHAMAS.
  • AUDITIONS FOR U.G.L.Y THE MUSICAL. Email howard_players@yahoo.com for more information and to schedule your audition. Be there at 7:30 to guarantee a spot. Flyer at the bottom of this post. 
  • WHBC will be hosting and informative meeting for spots for on-air personalities, street team members, and staff positions. If interested please attend the meeting tomorrow or Friday in the School of C in room G-10 at 7:30! 
  • R.A.M.P.A.G.E will be having a interest meeting seeking dancers of ALL styles and volunteers such as photographers, PR, and videographers. The meeting starts at 7 in Douglass Hall. Flyer at the end of post
  • For those looking for some great parties…. 

                      You know my boy Marcellus got you with Brydge Entertainment. Come out tomorrow to 4Play THURSDAYS as they present TOUCH at ULTRABAR. Be Ultra Fresh, Ultra Sexy, Ultra Ready to Chill. 


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or You can party it up with the Greeks all weekend for RED, WHITE, AND BLUE Labor Day Bash.
Thursday you have Equinox with the Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at 1223
Friday you have the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at First Class Fridays at Fur
Take a break Saturday
and come back to Fur on Sunday to chill with Jim Jones and the Kappa Chi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc for Klass Act. (Shout out to Alain over at American for the event..good looks)
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  • TeamBBC.com will be hosting a private event tomorrow at the Park @ 14th in support of Obama’08. Again this is a private event so you must be on the guest list. Don’t go up there saying I told you to go because again this is a private event! 

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Other upcoming events:

HU Homecoming Fashion Show Model Call- Sept 2, 2008

HU Homecoming Pageant Applications- TBA

HU Homecoming -October

HU Gospel Choir Auditions

HU Organizational and Volunteer Fair

John H. Johnson School of Communications Job Fair 

MANY MORE…..
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Patience is still a virtue….

26 08 2008

School first, blog later!

 

I love my classes and hope everybody who is in school has a wonderful first day. Work hard and fly right! Anyways updates are forthcoming as I stated in an earlier post but first I must get my life together..as in SCHOOL! Just wait for me….pretty please! 

Spotlight on two new artists coming soon!