December 31, 2008

10 Tips To Win Back Your Ex

Took this from my boy Dizco has some great pointers for those trying to reunite with their ex.

10 Tips To Win Back Your Ex
By The Fly Guy

You couldn’t stop tossing and turning last night. Your thoughts on this night, just like the many nights before, were filled with memories of the one that got away. Well maybe it’s time you began to fight for the one that still sets your soul on fire. By following these 10 Tips to Win Back Your Ex, you’ll be back to buying customized his and her t-shirts and humming “Always and Forever” in no time.

1. Email is your friend.
Perhaps the initial key to working your way back into their good graces is to keep in touch in a non-threatening way. Sending an email is the ticket because it is less personal than a phone call or a text message, but still allows you the means to linger in their consciousness. Keep it simple though. A casual “Hey”, or “How are you?” will suffice.

2. Remember birthdays and other important dates.
Write it down, take a picture or do whatever it takes to ensure you don’t forget to call on their birthday, or any other special day in their life. In the simplest of ways, this shows that you still care, which in effect thaws a bit more of the icebox around the heart of your lost love.

3. Stay in touch with family and friends.
Until your ex comes to their senses, you may want to keep the communication lines open with their friends and family. Make sure that your exchanges with them are casual, and non relationship based. You can however, pepper in a few comments that allude to your desire to reunite…but that’s only if the opportunity presents itself. (Note: Mothers prove to be a most effective ally when you choose to initiate “Operation Family-Gate”)

4. Call from time to time.
While I would never advise pressing for an immediate reconciliation, disappearing altogether is a definite no-no. So pick up the phone and call from time to time, just to check up on them. If getting back together is still a sensitive subject, then steer away from those types of discussions. Just make sure that by the end of the conversation, you’ve demonstrated that you still care and that they remain in your thoughts.

5. Admit your mistakes.
If the break up was in fact your fault, take the adult route and admit your mistakes. Even if you weren’t totally at fault, by admitting that there were things you could have done better you will show your willingness to take a more mature approach in the relationship, should there be a second time around.

6. Show your growth.
Once you’ve admitted your mistakes, the next and most natural step in your progression is to show how you’ve addressed those areas in your life. Maybe you were a compulsive shoplifter, or even a horrible speller. Whatever it was that drained the life out of your relationship, it’s imperative that you prove it is no longer an issue. Until then, the chances of reconciliation are slim to none.

7. Don’t overdo it.
There’s no need to take out a full page ad in the Sunday paper or to write a 10-page letter soaked in their favorite fragrance to prove your sincerity. Just state your case for reconciling and stick to your guns. If you do too much the extra theatrics can prove to be a big turn off.

8. Don’t play games.
Make sure your signals are coming through loud and clear. Don’t act gung ho about getting back together one day, only to change your approach and act standoffish the next. You owe it to them and yourself to remain consistent in your approach. Maintaining that level of consistency adds credibility and integrity to your “Take Me Back” campaign.

9. Improve yourself.
You can’t waste your life away obsessing over whether things will work out in your favor. Instead, use the free time to raise your personal stock. Maybe you’ve been trying to get your finances in order, or looking to finally achieve that “summer body” you’ve always wanted. By focusing on becoming a better YOU, you will become more desirable to everyone you meet, including your ex.

10. Be patient.
Perhaps the most common error made when trying to win back an ex, is a failure to exercise patience. There’s no guarantee that as soon as you utter the words, “I want you back,” they’ll come running into your arms in slow motion from across a field of daisies. It may take a day or it may take an extended period of time. In the end, the length of time you’re willing to wait for your true love reflects how badly you want them back.

-- Mr.Dizco

December 30, 2008

Danielle Livingston Franks (Former Rosati-Kain classmate)

Danielle was a kick ass person who loved life and was one those unique people that always had a smile on her face and made sure u had one right next her. I never thought she would be an officer but apparently she found her calling. It's just a shame that her life was cut so short:( RIP

Funeral for city officer to be held Wednesday
By Leah Thorsen
Tuesday, Dec. 30 2008
A funeral Mass for a St. Louis police officer who died six months after
suffering injuries in an on-duty crash will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis at 4431 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis
police said.

Officer Danielle Livingston, 29, died Dec. 24. She suffered severe neck and
spinal cord injuries when she crashed into a utility pole while responding to a
burglar alarm on June 10. She had to be cut from the wreckage, and doctors had
been unsure whether she would be able to regain mobility, but she was beginning
to walk within months of the crash.

Livingston had been at home after months of rehabilitation at a hospital and
the St. Louis Rehabilitation Institute. Police said she had asthma, and it is
possible she suffered a severe asthma attack and fell unconscious at her home
on Dec. 14. She died 10 days later.

Police were treating Livingston's death as on-duty death pending the results of
an autopsy.

On Wednesday, no parking will be allowed on Lindell Boulevard between Sarah
Street and Taylor Avenue from 7 a.m to 1 p.m., and Lindell will be closed to
traffic during the funeral service. Newstead Avenue between Maryland Plaza and
West Pine Boulevard also will be closed to traffic during the funeral service,
as will Boyle Avenue between McPherson Avenue and West Pine, police said.

A procession following the service will begin at the church and go west on
Lindell to Union, north on Union to Martin Luther King, west on Martin Luther
King, which becomes St. Charles Rock Road, and west on St. Charles Rock Road to
Valhalla Cemetery at 7600 St. Charles Rock Road, where Livingston will be
buried, police said.

A visitation for Livingston will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Granberry
Mortuary Home, 8806 Jennings Station Road in Jennings. Traffic in the 8800
block of Jennings Station Road will be reduced to one lane during the

Livingston is survived by her two sons, Hayden, 8, and Brenden, 3, her fiancé,
St. Louis police Officer Ervin Lockhart, and her mother, Anne Franks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for her
sons. Donations can be made at any Pulaski Bank.

A time to change

As 2008 comes to a close i wonder back on this year and myself as well. I was tired working 2 jobs. Notice I said 2 jobs not a career. So this past Sunday I was told by management at job #2 (Best Buy) that unfortunately my availability would no longer work for them and I needed to open it up some more. Well I had been thinking about making some serious changes for 2009 and working at Best Buy had been on the chopping block for some time.

There were different issues I was having in regards to my decisions.

1. I was tired working 2 jobs and not getting any sense of a vacation. It was working job #1 Monday thru Friday followed by job #2 on the Weekends. This Xmas break is the first vacation I've really had since August. Do you realize how long that is? hell not even Thanxgiving break was a break for me because I had to work Black Friday and that Saturday and Sunday. I put in close to 30 hours in those 3 days and had be back at work that Monday at my main job. It really kicked my ass this year.

2. My health. I've been workin at job #2 for close to 9 years. My weight had seriously ballooned over the years to the point that I really needed to get it under control. When I first started at Best Buy I was wearing XL shirts now that I'm leaving I wear XXXL shirts. My legs would be in pain by the time I would leave work and it would be a trial just to get out of my car and into the house. I would sometimes have to soak in the tub just relax my muscles. So this October I was finally like enough is enough. So that was when I joined The Boxing Gym in CWE (Central West End). I had been with 24 Hour Fitness yet I wasn't happy there because it was just a big ass gym and I was constantly reminded that I was there to try to lose weight. I wasn't having any fun. So I had been lookin at different boxing gyms in the area because I needed something that would help me relieve stress, be fun, and get my competitive spirit going again.

Also in November I had a severe cold that damaged my vocal chords and I went to a throat doctor and he said I needed to get on medication and seriously cut back on talking, singing, pretty much anything to do with my voice. So I took into consideration that I work 7 days a week and there wouldn't be a way to give my voice a break so something was eventually going have to give.

3. Social Life. I don't have one anymore. I used to be able to go out with my best friends and we would relax with dinner and drinks. I'm so tired I go home after work unless I go the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I go to sleep and most time don't wake up until Midnight. that's how exhausted I am. So now that I will be done with Best buy on Jan. 10th I will finally have my weekends back and hope to kick it with my friends like I used to. Not to mention it would be nice to get back into the dating game. I'm so long overdue. lol

4. My education. I have been wanting to really finish up college for quite sometime. I want a career not a job. A former co-worker of mine came in about 3 weeks ago and he told me he had finally quite Best Buy after being with the company for over 10 years. He said he had finished college and was starting a new job more geared to his degree, NOT RETAIL, and with better hours and pay. He just got married and was expecting a baby real soon. He asked me when I was going to get back and finally finish up. He said finish up your degree so when you go to Best Buy in the future you won't need to worry about a store discount. Our conversation really made me think about what I want for myself. I do want something better for myself.

So when I signed my separation papers this past Sunday I was sad because I would be leaving an extended family that I known so well for close to 9 years. Yet I knew it was my time. I needed to move on with my life and finally do something with it. I want my own.

So with the coming of a new year I hope to be more focused, determined, and successful.

December 14, 2008

respecting someone's space

This past Friday there was an incident that happened at work that I can say was easily the number one thing that has EVER pissed me off while working at my main job. The reason I'm saying that is that even with it being Sunday, I still have been thinking about it. If there is one thing i have always believed in is respecting someone's place where they work. Unfortunately I have co-workers who have not been enlightened to that same rule.

On Friday I was at work with a mountain of crap to do as usual. When one of my co-workers comes through and begins to clean out the area beneath my countertops where we kept old gradebooks from years before. He states the principal told him he could clean them out but keep only up the last 5 years. So he goes through that and I'm going through my work. After he gets done with that, he proceeds to clean the top of my file cabinets. I wasn't particular concerned about that but then my feathers get riled up because he tells me that a file holder I had on one of my cabinets had to be moved somewhere else. I looked at him and told him it needed to stay there. I could tell he wanted to say something else but wisely held his tongue. He then put a different file organizer on my desk on top of some paper I was dealing with. That slowly started to make my temp rise.

So I move the 2nd file organizer back on top the file cabinents and he cleans it up. Then he asks me about the table that I have off to the left hand side of my desk. He asks me if I could deal with a smaller table and I tell him no and that I prefer that one. He then starts to move things off my brown cabinet that is flush against the left hand side of my wall. He moves a box that I have designated for SSD mail on to my file cabinets and I told him I didn't want it there.

He says he is trying to see if rearranging the table and cabinet would be better. By this time I'm getting real pissed and i told him that I did not want my furniture moves. He ignores me and I repeat myself to him. Then the principal comes through the door and he asks the principal his opinion as though mine didn't count. The principal agreed with him and that sent me through the roof. I told the principal that it didn't matter what their opinion was it was my office and I didn't want anything to be moved. Then my co-worker says, "yea I agree with him, it does look like shit". Right then and there I could had knocked his ass out.

He then continues to move the furniture and I was like fuck this shit and left the office. I was fuming so I went to 2 of my co-workers and told them what happened. One of them was like, now you understand what all of us have been trying to tell you. He acts as though he is on a power trip. I was always trying to defend him to everyone else saying that they just misunderstood him, but now with that incident I see him in a totally different light.

After speaking with them I went down to the cafeteria and vented out to one of the cooks. After about leaving the office for 20 minutes I go back to my office and find my furniture had been changed around. The brown cabinet had been taken out of the office and moved into the principal's office and my table had been moved to flush against the wall where the cabinet had been. My principal was coming through my swing door and I looked at him and told him, "we need to have a talk right now".

I lit into his ass and told him I didn't appreciate what had happened. What pissed me off really was then the co-worker who did the changes has the nerve to come into principal's office while I'm speaking and says, "Oh Windom you can't stay that mad at me." Then he tries to give me a hug. I turned my face away and then he proceeds to measure off space for bulletin boards in the principal's office. I just look at him with a sneer and the principal to me personally doesn't seem to take what I'm saying seriously. He then tells me about a student who is suppose to get 10 days OSS. Im just lookin at them both like what a pair.

I go back to my office and all I can think about is how pissed I am with what has happened. I am steady on the phone and dealing with paperwork and the co-worker finally leaves his office and tries to talk to me, I ignore him and he leaves the office. He then comes in later and asks If I want my photo ID taken and I said no, he then asks if I want it Monday and I say yes. You know what? I can have someone else take my photo because I wouldn't be in a smiling mode with him.

So then around 1:45pm I finally take my lunch and I can't even enjoy it because of all this shit happening. I get back to work and another co-worker that I'm cool with tells me that he is at the front table. So as I'm talkin with her I get a phone call and I'm going up the steps towards my office, the co-worker who pissed me off, he trying to get my attention while he is sitting on the main table in the hallway. I just waived him off because I didn't want to speak with him. I go in the office and make copies of payroll.

My co-worker that gave me the heads up that he was at the table was also in the office at the time and I informed her of what happened. She just shook her head and then we both left out and we go down an opposite corridor to the teacher's lounge. As we are both walking down my principal calls my name and asks where I am going. I told him home and to drop off payroll. He then makes some jokes and I can honestly say it was the first smile I had so far. Yet then I hear the co-worker that pissed me off started to call my name and I just rolled my eyes. The co-worker I was walkin down the hallway with opened the teacher's lounge and I used the facilites. He apparently came through and my coworker told him that I didn't want to speak to him.

What really got me riled up though was when another one of my co-workers asked the one that I'm pissed off with what happened while I was at lunch. Apparently his response was, " It wasn't a big deal and that he was working under the mandate of the principal." BULLSHIT NEWS FLASH, I don't give a fuck what anyone told ya. You ask me first if it's okay. This is MY OFFICE and I'm the one who has to work in it. I don't tell the principal how to run his office and I don't tell the co-worker in question how to run his area.

So afterwards we left and I take the payroll over to the administration office. Informed them of what happened then I went home. This whole weekend even when I was at my 2nd job workin a 12 hour shift I still was thinking about this situation.

So work is coming tomorrow and boy I would say this. From now on if you come in MY OFFICE it had better be to SIGN IN or SIGN OUT, make copies, get your mail or talk to the principal. There is nothing that needs to be said between us. DONT even come past my swinging door unless you are going directly in to speak with principal. I don't need any damn bulletin board, what I have on my wall by my desk will stay up there until I say otherwise and if I see anymore changes in MY OFFICE there will be hell to pay.

Lesson learned from this story: Don't fuck with me.

December 6, 2008


It's so cold outside....Having to bundle up to make sure the air doesn't chill as it does. /curious to know if the only hand I hold is my own. I wonder why does my head hurt so much from time to time. I sometimes smile and other times I'm sad. I want to finish college but don't know what direction I'm wanting to go. I want to leave saint louis, and go somewhere else to start fresh. yet they say home is where the heart is. Yet my heart is so fragile, it could be mistaken for crystal that one must be careful with and not let shatter. Sometimes....I just wish for once....I had all the answers and none of the consequences....

November 27, 2008

what love is....

Sometimes I lets redo this....I always wonder about my life if I had done things differently. Lets say there is someone that your always thinking about and still love deeply but you both haven't talked in a while. I mean a really long time because of circumstances that happened a while back. You've known this person for a long time and your paths seem to cross from time to time.

Yet out of the blue they contact you and let you know things they feel about you. Yet after reading the message over and over again you wonder why they are contacting you now. You get together with that person one evening and meet up and when you look at them it's as though time hasn't passed in a way. You still get that same funny feeling in your gut, you get a little light-headed, your skin gets those little goosebumps with heat, and you just itch with ache to touch them. there like a drug (for lack of a better terminology) and withdrawal is a bitch when you've gone without for such a long time.

After talking with them from time to time which is measured more in days than in hours, you come to realize that most likely the life he has made for himself is quite permanent. Most likely there aren't anymore chances for you both. You still hold out hope but in the end it still comes back to where the ways things are in reality. Your analizye it from every angle possible and it keeps coming back at a crossroads. Do you hold out or do you move on?

Some people might say hold out you never know if the tide might turn. Others say move on enough time has passed and if things were going to end the way you wanted them to, it should have happened by now. Both possibilites hold weight, but sometimes I cry to myself and think, damn life can just be bitch. Sometimes I think should I stick it out and fight for what I want or just walk away and say it was a good time while it lasted even with all the bumps in the road.

I do know regardless of my decision there is one main thing I have learned about love......
Love is caring about someone so much that even if you love them with all your heart, even if they don't end up with want them to be happy regardless.

That I can say is probably the hardest lesson I've learned so far.....

November 19, 2008

At job #1

At work right now just trying to keep from fainting at my desk. Been feeling light headed eversince I started.

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November 17, 2008

Sometimes I feel like chuckin this damn laptop

I don't know what the f*** is going on with my laptop but one of my favorite applications, Daily Mugshot is seriously fucked on it. For you who don't know it's in application where you take a daily pic of yourself and it goes into rotation on your widget where you decide to put it on the web. Normally I would take a pic around 3:30pm and be done with it. Yet for some damn reason yesterday it started to act up to the point that the website was acting really strange.

So pretty much once I got home today I tried to work on it some more. Literally for almost 3 + hours. I even tried it on my desktop and it doesn't work there. The designer of the page said nothing was wrong with the site and it was function just fine from his end. So I'm not sure what the fuck is going on. So I'm at my wits end and tried some other things to troubleshoot it and now when I go on the page to take a pic. The Flash application where you choose to take a pic is so jacked up it keeps continously non stop counting down to taking pics even though my webcam is not on and it make the damn special effects sounds over and over again.

I go on my blog just to make all my other flash applications are working fine and they are. nothing wrong with them what so ever, but my Dailymugshot widget is nothing but a black square. I love the site but this shit has got me pissed off. As soon as I find another site with the same concept I'm jumpin ship. Hopefully they will make a way to download your pics so you can shift them to another site, because this problem fuckin blows.

November 16, 2008

boxing makes a body good:)

Well I've been on my boxing kick for about 3 weeks now and I must say it's wonderful. I've decided to get the guy that does my boxing class and have him be my personal trainer. So I'll work with him 3 days a week. My mom says she already sees a change in my shape and so does my sister so I'm like whoa. Most important I'm not bored with it. I'm excited to go class and punch the hell out those bags.

Of course I'm meeting new faces in my different classes and it's great to get that support and encouragement from the teacher also to make sure you have the correct form. Im so happy I found this gym!!!

Beyond that, work is Thanxgiving is coming up and of course Black Friday will be the day to remember as usual. I will be working a 12 hour shift so pray for a sista. Can't wait to see how long the lines are for this one. Oh and to save you the trouble of wondering what will be out for black friday just click here. Enjoy!!!

November 6, 2008

Making history.....

So with the election I must say Im happy has a damn lark. That Tuesday morning I woke up 4am and was so hyped to vote for the first time in my life that I got to my polling area by 4:30am. My parents were there 20 minutes later and my sister was there within 1 hour. I was the 20th person in line and by the time polls opened at 6am the line had made almost a complete square. The polling location was at the Saint Louis County Library off of Natural Bridge. So if you are familiar with the building and the parking lot where the line was going, then u understand.

By the time I was done voting I was finally back home by 6:45am. With time to spare to eat breakfast and get ready for work. Mom and dad were back by 7am so mom made some eggs and some other stuff. So when I got to work, I had to deal with about 8 teachers out. That was a nightmare but they were in the same boat as me in regards to voting so I wasn't mad at all. It was a pain in the ass to find the kids some place to go but by the time the day was over, all the teachers had made it into work except for one.

So after work I went to my boxing class from 5pm to 6pm. I must say Im loving it!!! So great to just let loose and release on a bag thinking about my job and other things that might be bothering me. Afterwards I went home to unwind and watch the results from election. I was wired from it I had to change the channel and watch Family Guy because I was starting to get that familiar twitch in the back of my left eye so I had to not think about it because I was getting too nervous that the Republicans might pull some weird ass upset. I eventually dozed off and then my mom wakes me up within an hour and announces that Barack had won. I told her don't tease me and she changes my channel. I was in shock and got out my bed and actually touched my tv screen and started to tear up.

I never thought I would see a black president at my age, yet it showed me that people picked him (at least I hope they did) because of his character and not of his skin tone. yet Im not blind to ignorance alot of people decided on just that, yet I think personally it help with the slump of the economy and the Republican party not being unified and clear in their goals. They have to understand, you had 8 years to get things right and you failed. So now hopefully we can get back on track but it will take time with this mess that Bush has left us. Yet you know what I find silly?

My dad said, "thank you for Bush", Unfortunately it took him screwing us over so bad that people probably felt they had nothing to lose if they let the black guy try. Yet of course it didn't hurt that unfortunatly McCain wasn't as convincing. What really stunned me is that had he been as eloquent throughout the campaign as he had been in his speech on Election night he might have had a chance.

So now after all the fanfare, I'll wait on Jan. 20, my mom's birthday, for our 44th President, Barack Obama to be sworn in as our leader. I pray that he will help us through these hard times, but most importantly I hope he will help unite this country with the help of McCain and others. Lord knows we need it. We are so busy fighting a battle oversees we have yet to win the one that has been here in the USA since the conception of this country. Equality.

November 1, 2008

Man what a yesterday

Ok, so yesterday (Friday) was Personal development day at my main job from 8am to 3pm. It was definitely an informative session and I didn't end up leaving until 4:50pm. I was trying to make it to boxing class by 5pm, but was held up by a discussion with my principal so i didn't get there until about 10 minutes late into the session. My boy Kurt was at the counter and I said hi to him and then I got on my gloves and got into some boxing action. The session lasted until 5:30pm but MAN they work your ass. So by then I was defintely worked over.

I went home afterwards and chilled out. As soon as Im home Im greeted with an issue. Apparently the main tv in the family room is having an issue with the cable box. So I call Charter to fix it, I give it about 40 minutes to reset itself, that didn't work so Im having Charter to come out and fix it. One of my fav cousins calls me up and we decide to hook up this Sunday since I don't have work. My younger sis came over to the house and she is sporting a new hair cut. Looks cute but it will definitely have to grow on me. So today (Saturday) I am thinking about getting work for the main job done today since I don't have to be at job #2 until 4pm, yet Im thinking about taking up a Cardio Kickboxing class at 11am today as well......temptations....temptations:)

October 30, 2008

Punching is just so theraputic

Boxing Gym schedule for Central West End Location

465 N. Taylor Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Well, this past Monday, I decided that I need to find a type of gym that would suit my needs and I mean REALLY suit my needs. For a while I had been interested in joininng a gym that had boxing and kickboxing classes. So this past Sunday I did some research and came up on two gyms that were pretty popular here in St. Louis. One called Sweat Saint Louis and another called The Boxing Gym. I did some reading up for about a day and decided to try the The Boxing Gym in the Central West End.

So on Monday, I go in and I speak with one of the instructors. He is a really nice guy by the name of Tom and he gives me a tour of the facalities which happens to be a 2 level area. Main area when u walk in the door is the main area for class exercises. When you go down stairs there is another workout area with plenty of great exercise equipment. If you are a student, there are discounts as well. The schedule is just wonderful, they have so many classes a day and in the evening. It works great with my work schedule. They offer different types of boxing, kickboxing,and they also do martial arts. Oh Yea....... Well before I leave Tom hands me one of the owner's business cards and I look at the name..... You ever feel like karma hits you dead on the head every now and then? Well it seems to be getting me pretty good within the past 2 weeks. The name of the owner happens to be Kurt Engel. Now back in the day I used to know a guy by that name that I worked with at Compusa in Bridgeton. Tons of fun and just a kick ass crazy guy and boy did he know how to throw a party. So im thinkin to myself. I wonder if this is my Kurt......

So on Tuesday I go back for a trial workout and try out the Boxing class and I was working out with 4 other females. They let me borrow some gloves and I must say it was one of the best workouts I ever had. I was punching at the instructor and moving around doing footwork. By the time I was done I had worked muscles from head to toe I forgot I even had. So I told Tom, whom I had met the day before, that I would be back the next day (Wednesday) to sign up.

So on Wednesday I go back to sign up and I see Tom again I tell him that Im there to sign up. He signs me up under student discount (which by the way comes out to about $28 dollars a month for unlimited classes and use of the gym.) After I sign up I chillout after changing my clothes waiting for the next class to start, decide to do a boxing and kickboxing class. All of the sudden I see this famalier face at the counter. It's my Kurt!!!! I called his name and his ears and eyes just pop:) He's like I know that voice. He sees me and he goes, Jaz?. I just smile and he comes over and we talk for about a good 15 min. Just catchin up on each other.

Well apparently Kurt was suppose to teach the class that I was going to do, but one of the other instructors was going to do it. I told him that I was defintiely going to let a mutual friend of ours know about the place and then class started at 6pm. Boy you talkin about getting ur ass kicked!!! It was a great workout but I learned that I probably for now need to give myself a day in between until my body gets accustomed to doing these workouts.

So afterwards I go home and take a relaxing shower and get ready for massage class. I get there and enjoy some chocolate martini's with some friends before lessons start. Didn't get home till 1am. Slept like the dead till 6:30am then got ready for work.

(thursday) Had parent teacher conferences from 11am to 3pm. I worked from 8am till 3:15pm and then went to the loop to relax. Even reset the voicemail at work to reflect that there was no school for the next 2 days. yet you still have those who don't listen. Listening is such an important communication factor. WOW!!!! After I left work, I went to the loop to chill and unwind and then went home. So tommorrow I have a personal development day at work so most likely I will probably go boxing afterwards. Oh and by the way the reason I took up the boxin was that my stress level has gotten high that I needed to do something to relieve pressure. I think I found my calling:)

October 21, 2008

A day out for me

Well today I called off of work because I was having a migrane that didn't go away from this morning. So I came the conclusion that obviously me just lounging around the house wasn't going to make it any better. Other things on my mind as well. So I decided to go to the zoo and just relax. I walked around to the different exbits and left there around 11:30am. After walking around there I decided to go visit the Art Museum. Was looking forward to seeing the Egyptian exhibit, but the museum is going through a face-lift so unfortunately my Egyptian exhibit was one of the casualities as well as an African exhibit on the first floor. So stayed there for a while and left here to go to the Borders Bookstore to look up a few books I had read about last night in regards to excerice and eating right.

By the time I left there it was 3pm so I decided to head on home. had a special conference call that I was on for about an hour. Had signed up last night it was for people who were interested in losing weight and how to help them accomplish their goals. Really a powerful talk from a motivational speaker. She was pretty much stating that its not really about excercising, its more in what you eat and in what proportion not to mention how you feel about yourself. If you don't reflect a positive adittude inside you then it won't show through to your exterior.

So the phonecall was for about an hour 5pm CST and I must say it was quite an eye opener. The lady who was the main speaker was JoLynn Braley she has a blog, which talks about Weight Loss and Fitness for a Complete, Healthy Lifestyle - Fitness for Body, Mind, and Spirit. Listening to her i realize that it has to be a lifestyle change, not just do it for a certain period of time. Yet now I have to figure out for myself exactly how to do that.

October 19, 2008

what a weekend

Well this past Saturday I woke up early and went to the gym and worked out for 2 hours. I must say that it was great working out and not that many people being there. I wish i could have gone to the Obama rally but knew it would be pretty much close to impossible and still make it to work by 3:30pm. So I closed that night and went home. Sunday I had work from 10am to 3pm. So once I got off, I went home and unwind with talking with my mom and some other stuff. Left the house for a few hours to wind my mind and came back home later on this evening. So tomorrow I have work at the main gig. Say it ain't so Sam:)

October 16, 2008

double duty

Well today I worked at both jobs today. Hella busy at job #1 while at job #2, it was excactly the opposite. Beyond that nothing really exciting today. At home now relaxin. Have plans tomorrow. yippeee:)

October 14, 2008

nothin like a good burn

Well yesteday, I had work. So nothin new there except the regular stuff that happens day in and out. Afterwards I went home and chilled out. About 5pm I got up and went to UMSL gym and worked out until 7pm. Left there and went to the Galleria to get a present and card for Kamina. left there and went to Beauty first to get a hair product and then went to Diebergs to get some items. On way home forgot to pick up milk so stopped by the Walgreens by my house, got a gallion and finally went home. Took a shower and then watched HITMAN on cable.

Finally dozed off, but then this morning I woke up about 4:15AM, checked my Myspace messages. Then decided to take a walk to clear my head. Got back to the house about 5am and now just laying across my bed watchin some weird shit on tv. Good Mornin.

October 11, 2008

got to get better that this

Ok these posts are definitely coming every blue moon. Sorry been very busy with work to the point that I had to take off this past Tuesday because of a serious headache brought on from the main job. So what did I do that tuesday? Well I took myself to Forest Park and thought I would enjoy myself with an outing to the zoo. Even though the weather was my favorite, cloudy skys with light rain, by the time I got the insect house at the zoo, it had become a full monsoon. So while im in the insect house with over 20 little 5 years going crazy and screaming everywhere, I just smiled to myself and read a book until I thought the rain would calm down.

Well unfortunately 15 minutes went by and even though it slowed down some it wasn't enough to still enjoy my outing. So I made the decision to leave and I decided to go to the World's Pavillion and chillout there. So with blanket and pillow in hand I went to the Pavillion, found me a nice cozy spot and began to enjoy my book. I must say it's a great place to go if you want to enjoy yourself with a quiet place to be just by yourself. I definitely needed it that day:) Yet even that was too good to be true, within a few hours a school elementary class came through to eat their lunch, a couple came through with their baby boy to have pictures taken, and by the time I left there was another couple already there with their daughter.

So by then it was 1:00pm and about time for me to pack up. I must say that even though I wasn't able to enjoy the zoo, going to the World's Pavillion definitely was second best. I will try to go there more often and bring more blankets to be more comfortable:) So after that I head on to the Saint Louis Breakfast Company off of Clayton Road with my laptop but unfortunately it was packed with other people who also had the same idea. So got something to eat there but then left and went to their location off of Brentwood Blvd. Stayed there and surfed the net for about 2 hours and then finally went home.

Overall great day and way to relax and unwind after the stress that I've been through.

September 24, 2008

something wicked this way comes

Well this week has been interesting to say the least. At my main job I met our new principal. He seems to be a cool guy but in his own words, "Let's give it a week, then reconvene." Lol

Beyond that nothing really has been going on in my world. Past weekend (Saturday) my sister had her big birthday bash and it was off the chain. I took the day off to get pampered at the nail salon and pretty much relaxed at home until it was time to leave. Had it at some club downtown and she had a VIP section reserved. It was wonderful and yes my ass was so drunk I barely made it home in one piece. Left there about 2am because I remembered that I had work on Sunday and I had to work a 12 hour shift. NOT COOL especially when you are still fighting the effects of the alcohol in your system the next morning and know you have work. Yet I don't regret one minute.

My sister looked beautiful in her outfit and her friends were really cool. I even saw some old elementary schoolmates as well. OVERALL KICK ASS TIME.

So beyond that nothin much really happenin in my world. just maintaing and surviving. Welcome to the jungle.

September 16, 2008

whoa what a break

What's up to all:) Sorry ya girl has been MIA (missing in action). Been busy with myself trying to handle different issues. All seems to be going well so far. First month of the academic school year for my main job is almost down. We've had some issues every now and then up at the high school but nothing that can't be handled. Beyond that nothing really much to report.

Have a bit of a somewhat funny story to relay that happened earlier to me this month. I had a "woman's check-up" appointment that I had scheduled because of a scary episode earlier in July. So I go in and speak with my dr on August 28 and inform her of what happened. So she performs an exam but tells me she wants to make sure that I'm okay and requests that I get a scan on my uterus. So her receptionist states that there is an availabe appointment opening tomorrow afternoon. So I immediately agree to the date and time. They give me a piece of paper with instructions to where I'm suppose to go when i come back tomorrow as well as stating that I have to drink 36 to 42 ounces of water before the examination.

So fast forward to next day (Aug. 29) I leave work and make my way to the Hospital for my appointment. As I drive there I drink one of the water bottles in my car that was 32 ounces. Then I drink another bottle halfway just to make sure I've met minimum requirements for the exam. So I go into the Hospital and I find the Radiology department to check in for my exam. The lady at the desk instructs me to go to the main Registration area. So when I finally get to that area, a "gentleman of femamine persuasian" informs me after I show him my apointment paper, that I have to go through some damn maze to get to an elevator and go to the 4th floor to the "Women's Health" sector.

So when I finally get to the 4th floor and make my way over to the "Women's Health" area I inform the receptionist there that I have an appointment, she gives me this puzzled look and informs me that I'm not on her list for today. So she gives my dr. a call and the lady informs me that where I was ORIGINALLY WITH THE GENTLEMAN OF FEMININE PERSUASION was where I was suppose to have my exam. So at this time the water is really starting to do a number on me and I thank her politely and make my waya back downstairs via the elevator back through the mazes of hallways back to the main registration desk.

The guy is still there and I inform him that the lady UPSTAIRS stated that my appointment was down HERE. So what does he do???? He looks to his right at a stack of folders and asks for my last name. I give it to him and he goes through the folders and pulls up my sheet. So he's lookin like "my bad" and I take a seat until I'm called. Within 5 minutes, my bladder is telling, "bitch if you don't get up and use the facilites, they will be ordering a new chair". So I go and use the bathroom and I'm like "fuck". So within me 5 minutes of me using the bathroom, why did a nurse come out and call out my name?? So I go with her and she takes me to a room to perform the tests and she asks if I had used the bathroom.................So I said.........nope.

So I lay down on this examination bed and she puts this cold jelly on my stomach. She starts to do her tests and says, "hmmmm, how much water did you drink?" So I state, "about 36 to 40 ounces...." She looks at the screen and states that my bladder isn't full enough to take the tests. So after I clean myself up, she takes me back out to the waiting room and instructs me to drink more water but to make sure I call her once I feel my bladder is full. So I go back out to waiting area and I'm like "FUCK" So I go over to the water dispenser and by this time Im so damn sick of water, I don't know if I can drink anymore. I can't stand anymore cold water because I think imma about to puke. So I mix some hot and cold together for room tempature and it goes down easier.

So eventually I drink enough water to call the nurse to let her know that Im ready. She takes me back to the examination area and she gets me prepped. So as she is doing the examination she informs me that there is another part to the testing. Which I was not aware of. So Im thinkin okay what could it be? She informs me that its an internal exam.................So I'm like ok. So after she is done with the external part of the exam I am FINALLY able to go the restroom and use the facilites. AMEN But I have to get ready for the 2nd part.

So I get drop drawers and pants and get myself prepared while she stepped out of the room. So after I'm situated she comes back in and she informs me that she has to use a cold gel again to use on this device that she is going to use to "probe" (for lack of a better word to use). So asks if I would feel more comfortable inserting the device or if she would mind. I'm like it's whatever, I'm too lazy to do it so you can go ahead. So she starts the testing and she is steady taking more pictures. I ask her if she sees anything and she states besides the norm, no. She then asks me why, I just said, "Oh no big deal just wondering if there were any cobwebs." She starts to laugh hysterically and then within 5 minutes all of sudden she stops laughing.

I asked what's wrong and she said the machine froze up on her and wouldn't act right. So Im like great so what else could go wrong..So she states she has to reboot the machine and Im thinking okay so what about the damn probe, so thankfully she takes it out and states that she will be back in 5 minutes to give the machine time to restart. So while she is gone I take the time to use the facalities a second time. Eventually the machine starts back up and we finish the testing. She states that the results will be given to my dr by next tuesday or wednesday. So I thank her and get the hell out of there.

Fast forward to that Saturday (Aug. 30) I had to go to a testing clinic still in connection with my dr. orders to have my thyroid tested. Luckly I was able to go to a place next to my second job and had the test done within 10 minutes.

I received my results on everything on Sept. 4 so thankfully everything turned out ok. Yet still not sure though what the deal is and why what happened, happened. So right now I'm trying to figure out my health and the best cause of action to get myself back to the way I used to be. Because where I am now, definitely isn't working.

So there ya go, my lil story for the month. I'm pretty sure I'll have more to share.:)

August 24, 2008

What a way....

Well this morning I'm writing this post from my sister's apartment. She went out of town with her boyfriend to Chicago since he never had been there before. Yesterday morning, (Saturday), my mother and I went over to my sis's apartment to check in on her dog Cassie. He is the most hyper active dog I have ever met. So we go over there and we let him outside so he can do what ever it is that dogs do. We then go Sam's but I have my mom stop me with Cassie to PetSmart so I can look around.

This dog is something else his strength is no joke even if he is part bugle. He ran every where he could even with him being on a leash. I talked with a dog trainer and I told her about the issues that were going on with Cassie and she recommended some classes for him. So im going to make sure to relay that back to my sis.

So then my mom and I take Cassie back to the apartment and go home. So then I chillout for a while and I didn't have work till 2:45pm. So since I knew I was going to sleepover at my sis's apartment I made an overnight bag and took with me to work. So when I got off by 8:15pm I went over there and met up with my mom who had made up a great dinner. Which consisted of the T-Bone Steaks, garlic cheese bread, and some corn.

She left around 11pm and I was stuck the Cassie, the crazy dog for the rest of the night. So needless to say he was put back in his cage, ASAP and I promptly went to bed.

But this morning, I woke up about 7 am so I could take him outside so he could handle his business. Brought him back in to run around some and finally had to put him back in his cage because he was doing the psycho thing again (trying to take off my fingers and toes). So right now, since I finished breakfast I have been just chilling but unfortunately I do have work tonight AGAIN, from 11am to 9:30pm which is just some bullshit.

On another note, at my main job, school has already begun for the students and it was a trying week. Hopefully it will be more smoothly this week:) I also enjoy my weekly raquetball sessions with my friend Gail, but it's also nice to just take a game with strangers from time to time. I also have incorporated getting weekly massages which are just heaven. I highly recommend them:) They both are great stress relievers:) Raquetball, if you have a problem and u need to take it out on something and massages just to de-stress your body from all the tension build up:)

Last night while at work I got a text from Kai, one of my best friends who lives in Florida and it made me remember how much I miss my girls and how I need to be more in touch and in tune with what is going on around me. Yet I will say this, this has been a really interesting but trying year for me. I feel more positive with somethings going on in my life and I've learned to let others issues I can't control to just move to a back burner or just turn off the flame completely.

So with that said, I only have one more thing to add........:)

Good Morning:)

August 19, 2008

what i have been up to

Okay so I know it's been about 2 weeks since my last update. I hope I will be able to update more but I'm sure you are able to understand. With these past few weeks being geared up towards being ready for school. It's not been all pies and smiles. Yet I will say the first week I went back to school on Aug. 4, was pretty nice since I was pretty much the only person there with the maintance crew. Nothing but quiet and able to get work done and not be bothered. Almost better than being at home.

So school offically started back for the students yesterday. Definitely nothing dissapointing there. Everyone is hustling about and of course I have parents coming through trying to get their kids together and enrolled. Later on today (Tuesday) I will finally get back into the swing of things later on this evening and take in a game of raquetball with a friend of mine. Hopefully I can make it more of my routine from now on and incorporate it into a weekly regimen.

Well beyond that you know, I've just been maintaining. I know personally I need to focus more on reforging my friendships with people. I've been somewhat busy with alot of things going on in my mind and I know unfortunately I have been neglecting (for lack of a better word) of keeping in touch with those who are close to me. For that I do apologize.

Beyond that nothing much else to report on. Of course I still play Second Life on my cpu and if you have never tried it before, be forewarned it can become quite addictive and I have had to limit myself to the HOURS that I play. I finally cracked the plastic on my Grand Theft Auto game and for some reason it's freezing up on me so many times I don't know if it's the game or my console. So needless to say I will be dealing with that issue by the end of this week. That just isn't acceptable in my eyes.

I know what some people are thinking, so Jaz what is up with the dating life? Well, right now I just kick it from time to time with my friends. Not exactly dating, just enjoying life and my friends and family. But ya never know:)

August 4, 2008

I'm back

Ok, so my summer vacation is offically over. Ya girl is back in effect and the main gig and it's been quite lovely today. Just mainly chilled out and gathered myself mentally for the week ahead. I have early registration going on Wednesday and Thursday at the middle school so get ya crosses out and pray for me.

On a good note I want to say that I passed my Summer UMSL class with an A YEA YEA!!!! Internet courses ain't NO PUNKS!!!!!!!!!!

This past weekend was tax free weekend for students so you can imagine how busy it was at gig #2. Hell I wasn't able to leave work on Sunday until 11:30pm. So you know I crashed as soon as I got home. Kinda pissed because I broke a favorite pair of my sandals yesterday morning, since I wasn't watching where i was going. Saturday I had work from 2pm to close. Yea that was fun....not.

Oh and Friday. BOY OH BOY on Friday ya girl went to a very interesting party late that night. I'll put it to ya like this if you have EVER seen or heard of the movie Trois 2: Pandora's Box (2002). Then you will know what I'm talking about. I must say it was quite an eye opener but I only enjoyed myself with 2 VERY nice massages. lolol But don't ask me when I finally got home.......(5:30am). hahahaha I realized from going to that party that even if I was fascinated at how people enjoy themselves in such a manner and I respect that is their lifestyle. It doesn't mean that is the lifestyle for me. Well at least i can check that off of my list as things to do before I die... Gone to a swinger's party......check.

Oh well I hope to all you enjoyed your summer, and hope you are looking forward to this fall:) I know I am:) hehehehehehehehe

July 24, 2008

Update on my summer break

Whats up to all? sorry it's been a minute since i have posted. Almost 3 weeks. damn. well I've just been enjoying my summer and trying to finish up my UMSL internet course. I offically go back to work on Aug. 4, 2008 at my full time job. Of course I'm not lookin forward to it because instead of dealing with 4 grades as I was used to, now the 8th graders will be coming over to my school so it will be quite the challenge.

Overall I've just been chillin at home keep a low profile. Keepin my head in my books. Been slowly getting back into playin my Xbox 360 on occasion. My friends have complained too much they haven't seen me on in the past 3 months so I'm like....ok. Well I guess that's as much as an update that I could give right now. So umm like talk to ya later. Ta-ta.

July 6, 2008

what a week

Well this past week was somthing busy. On Tuesday (July 1), my sister had breast reduction surgery at and i went to visit her later on that evening after i got off from work. Surgery took about 6 hours. Weird thing is the doctor said it was only suppose to take 3..... Oh well main thing she was ok afterwards. Groggy and drugged up as hell but still safe. She was able to go home on Wednesday. Mom and I went over on Thursday evening to help Bar-q at her apartment in St Charles and didn't leave there till almost midnight. Also a Myspace friend whom I've known for a while was also in town but I wasn't able to see him because of just bad timing unfortunately. On July 4th, was stuck at home all day, bored out of my mind. on july 5th I had to drop off my car to get the door fixed, so yes it's official ALL MY DOORS work!!!! YIPPEEEE Yet today sucks because I have to work OPEN TO CLOSE so i probably wont be home till 9pm.....God this part time job does get trying.

June 26, 2008

Sometimes there is sunshine after a storm

This week has been a most trying week to say the least. As u well know, I'm dealing with summer school at my main job, working partime on the weekends and I am taking a course at UMSL. Well in the middle of all this mess my car has become quite the issue more than neccesary. On Tuesday night around 11pm I decided to go to McDonald's near my house to catch a bite to eat since I had been in the house all day studying for my first exam which was deadlined to be taken by 6-25-08 midnight.

So i get to the drive through area and about to make the turn to give my order, and what do ya car wouldn't move. I mean would not budge. So i double check to make sure I didn't put the car in park accidently.....nope. So I turn off the car and turn it back on. Still wouldn't move. So I'm so pissed, embarressed, & frustrated that I just sit in my car in and wonder what the hell to do. So i called AAA and told them my dilema. As I was waiting for them in the car, I put on my hazard lights, turn off my engine, and I'm waving people around me to go on.

So AAA shows up 30 min. later and the guy who was real kind tells me to get out of the car. Well since my driver door is still not working i had to get out through the passengers side and almost slipped on the ground. Appearantly some fluid had severely leeked out from the bottom and the AAA guy thinks it is transmission fluid. So he gets my car hitched and he takes it to my mechanic's place which is on North Hanley and Natural Bridge. He states he notices a hole underneath by the transmission but states he's not sure if that would be the problem.

Eventually he gets my car parked in an empty spot and then takes me home. I inform my dad and in the morning he went up to the mechanics shop and put in a thing of transmission fluid and he told me it ran straight through. So he ended up taking me to work and my cousin who happens to work with me brought me home. Now the killer thang is when my cousin brought me home when I opened the door, my backpack hit my key and BROKE IT OFF IN THE DOOR. I was lucky enough to get the other part out of the door, yet my dad got me a replacement key once he got home.

So by Wednesday evening I'm at home going nuts because I have an exam to take by midnight in my Anthro class and I've been studying like crazy and I felt that I needed to back away from my books and just chill out with some tv. So for the next 5 hours I just chillout, take a nap, and relax my mind. So by 10:30pm I'm ready to take my test, and since it's timed I have only one hour to take it. It's a mixture of mutliple choice and True and False Questions. I get done with the test in around 30 minutes and I double check my answers. Thank god for open book test, yet it still was hard because unless you had read the material beforehand, took the quizzes, and watched the video's you would really be up a creek.

So I hit submit and cross my fingers......I got a 46.5 out of 50. So I was hooting in my room feeling pretty damn good. So I chilled out for the rest of the night and went to sleep.

Next day (Thursday), my dad takes me to work and informs me that the transmission on my car is completely shot. It's worn out and done for. So Bill, our mechanic has to call around to get some prices on how much a new one would be......So I guess I will be without a car for sometime until it gets fixed. Oh well at least I don't have to worry about gas:) Oh and I can just study more.....Oh Joy.....

Oh also quick note on my mom, she and one of her best friend's are still out of town, but appearently there is an issue because the limo that was suppose to pick them up, didn't show up and they are running behind in regards to how they plan on catching their chartered flight....that is of course if they haven't missed it already...if THAT should be the case than she has to buy a ticket back to St. Louis.

The drama oh the drama.

June 24, 2008

In rememberence.....

This is a special post because I felt I had to say something about these three individuals.

Tim Russert- Political anyalsist. I have always enjoyed hearing this man talk because I like how he broke down politics in laymen terms. One thing I can't stand about politics are the uneccessary words that are used. Just tell me what u are trying to say and be done with it. He never was afraid to talk to people and make them explain themselves. Point blank put them in the hotseat. He didn't badger them or beat them up. He mainly used their words against them and then ask them to clear themselves up. I wasn't a faithful watcher of "Meet the Press" yet I would watch his debates that he would setup and his voice would be so nice to listen to. The outpouring of respect from collegues and how he valued his family really made me this was one special human being. So when I heard that he passed away because of a heart attack at work...Im thinkin wow...he probably went out the way he wanted to, on the job. He was a wonderful son but even a better father, to go right before Father's day can only be described as poetic. Gone 6/13/08.

George Carlin- comedian. This guy was a freakin genius I had the pleasure of seeing this man in concert about 5 years ago and it still resonates in my mind whenever I see him on tv. His dry and VERY sacrcastic sense of humor is right up my alley. Any man that can fill a whole poster with nothing but cuss words and can actually have a discussion regarding them in a very intellectual manner is something that dreams are made up of. So when I heard that he died yesterday from a heart attack, i just felt my chest almost cave in. I don't know how many books of his that I bought for my dad. In fact he was one of my dad's favorites when it came to comedy and he introduced me to his style. The man will be missed. Gone 6/23/08.

Lee Nixon- local St. Louis entreprenur. Most people in St. Louis probably don't know this man by his birth name, yet he did go by another name that was well known in the clubs, The Rose Man. When I used to frequent the clubs back in the day, the club patrons could always pick out the Rose Man because he always would wear his signature red suit with matching red fedora hat and always carry beautiful roses with white teddy bears attached. He had been doing this job for a long time, I'm talkin decades. So in a way he was takin from this world doing what he loved to do as well, yet unfortunately for him, a bullet took his life as he was making his rounds at the Softouch Club on the East side via a drive by shooting. Hopefully someone will remeber him and leave a rose behind....... Gone 6/23/08

what a weekend

Well this past Thursday evening, I helped Danielle get some of her stuff boxed up and not to mention had a fun time, dismantling Queen size beds So one set could be taken to her mom's house and the other set....Im not sure what she did with the other set. Got home from that about midnight. Then that Friday I had called off to handle some issues and then went back over to her house about 12noon to help some more. Her family was over at the house to help box up items and clean up the house. About 3:30pm we were finally done and the items that were going to storage were already in the U-Haul truck ready to go. I had to leave and go to a hair appointment so my wig is fresh!!!! Afterwards I went home and dozed off.

Next day (Saturday) was the Susan Koman Breast Cancer Walk, I woke up about 4:15am and called my Supervisor to verify the time to meet up at our store since some people were going as a group. Needless to say I didn't get a reply back because I didnt have her most up to date phone number. So Danielle calls me about 5am-ish and tells me that people were suppose to meet up at the store at 5am. So Im thinkin WHOOPS and i get dressed and pick up Danielle. Since it was downtown it worked in our favor since she lives by Barnes Hospital.

So after we find a parking space we walk over to the volunteer sign up sheet. We see some coworkers and then make our way over to one of the Best buy areas where they are giving away items. We were helping a stand that had pink capes. People were going PSYCHO over the pink capes and were pushing each other just to get a chance at one. So after that nutiness we went over to the Water stand so we could guard the water until it was suppose to be open for after the race participants (runners and walkers).

There were about 4 other Best Buy stores with employee participants there I think including about 10 employees from my store. We all had a blast especially to withstand that heat. Eventually it was time to pass the water out and we started to stockpile boxes of it and take it to the finish line and pass it out to people as they were crossing. They were definitely grateful and I had a wonderful time. I should also mention that the Wolf Pack people were there as well and the head Alpha for our group came over to us and she was telling me how sorry she was with the miscommunication and that she would like for Danielle and I to give them another chance. I told her that I would like to talk to her some more, but unfortuantely we didn't get a chance since the event pretty much kept us all occupied.

After our group left we headed to Bob Evans and grabbed some breakfast. We kicked it up and enjoyed ourselves. After leaving about 12:30pm, I took Danielle home and I took myself home so I could catch a nap before having to be at work THAT SAME DAY from 3pm to close. It wasn't so bad since I was mainly stationed in Appliances for the whole time. I left around 11pm and was finally home by 11:30pm. Throughout the night my legs were paying for all the activity I did the previous day so I had to call off to give myself some time to recoup on Sunday.

Now on Sunday my mom left around 5pm with her best friend to go to Lake Tahoe in Nevada. She called when go there that night and I spoke with her briefly yesterday. While she was on the phone with me yesterday she witnessed a DHL delivery truck slam into the back of another vehicle so she had to disconnect for a while so the Ranger on duty could call the police. She called me back to give me an update and I told her to enjoy herself, yet it seems all the slots are doing are just taking her money:)

I also want to note that this is my 3rd year doing the Susan Koman Walk and I do it honor of my mom who had breast cancer and beat it and one of my best friends, Kamina, her older sis had it as well and beat it:)

June 17, 2008

Father's Day weekend

Well as u well know. Father's day was yesterday. I had work from 11am to 7pm at job #2. So i do my time and finally get home where i find that my mom has made dinner. She made green beans, mac & cheese, bread, & corn. YUMMMMIE. So i gave my dad his card later on that night. Yet I was pretty caught up with the Lakers and Celtic Series. I personally want the Celtics to win and I think they will. I called the NCAA mens game when Kansas won, I didn't call the women's version though, I was hoping Stanford would pull through, but the Tenn's squad wasn't havin that. Now the NBA is here and quite frankly I'm sick and tired of hearing about Kobe and whatever Kobe is doing. Not mention Celtics are long overdue for some rings.

My mom was more caught up with the Tiger Wood golf tournament that happened this weekend and I must say even I was thrilled with some "MJ jumpers" that he pulled off with his golf clubs. Overall he did win the tournament and my mom said it wasn't short of phenominal.

Now as u know the Wolf Pack was trying to kick me and Danielle to the curb. Well last week on Thursday sent them an email via Bridget (one of our managers) wanting to know the reason of us not being in the group anymore. Well she got a response back on Friday asking to verify our employee numbers. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. So now TODAY she received an email from the Wolf Leader stating that some people should step down from the group......guess who was on the list? So she told me that she put them on full blast and she stated she did get at least one response in our favor. Yet the way I see it, I'm done with the whole issue. If i thought it was tacky with the first letter which was the original list without our names on it, this definitely takes the cake.

So Danielle tells me tonight when I gave her a call around Midnight and found out about the latest incident that she will forward me the email so I can read it because she knows me too well that I will make a special trip up to that job just to read the letter. So now I'm thinking with all this crap.....why would I want to even consider still being in the Pack?

Today was also the offical last day for me as far as being admin assistant for this semester. Yet it was still a toss up of whom would be covering for the summer session. So later on this evening my principal called to confirm that I will be able to work this summer. Thank u god, because I need the check!!!

Well anyway I just wanted to say Happy Belated Father's Day to all those who take care of their kids and always keep them first.

"Remember a man never stands as tall as when he kneels before a child."

June 12, 2008

Ok beyond that.....

Ok so if you read previous post, my dad had a gathering at Harrahs to celebrate his birthday. I arrived late at 6:20pm and everyone was alread upstairs getting their food from the buffet. We enjoyed ourselves and some of the food was good, yet they definitely need to work on their culinary skills. After dad read his cards we all departed and I decided to make a quick stop at my part-time gig to double check the issue that Danielle told me about. So I go there and my email is swamped so I had to pretty much delete everything to make room for more stuff. So it finally came through and I read it with my own eyes and pretty much yep neither one of our names was on the list.

So I called Danielle back and we were talking about it. I stayed there for about 10 more minutes and when I was heading out the door I saw one of my former Express Script collegues and we started to ramble off stuff and we went into my gig and were talking just catchin up. So eventually I left by 9:25pm and finally made it back home.

As far as the whole Wolf Pack thang, I wish them well but in the end I guess it really wasn't my cup of tea. Strangly after work and I left I just shrugged my shoulders and thought to myself, 1 less thang to worry about while being focused on the bigger picture.

Time to move on.....

Well it's been a strange week. My sister has moved to a new apartment complex that is really nice. Danielle is making the big move and has found a nice apartment for herself. I'm pretty sure other people I know as well are moving.

While I was at home yesterday I received a message from Danielle informing me that apparently that we were no longer apart of the WOLF pack organization from my part-time gig. I asked her what she meant and pretty much she states that an email had been sent out to the members and it was list pretty much asking everyone to make sure that their person info was correct to have their bracelets ordered. She further went on to state that neither one of our names was on the list.

So I'm sitting on my bed just dumbfounded not to mention it wasn't good timing at all because I'm about to go out to Harrah's casino to meet up with family members to celebrate my dad's B-day which was originally on June 6th. I asked her if she is sure because maybe it's a list that we had to add our name to and she told me that it was not the case and pretty much looked like we were not apart of the group.

So as I'm on my way out the house and on my way to the Casino, all I'm thinking about is who made the call to cut me and Danielle from the pack? I think of all the days that I would miss work at my primary job to go to the Wolk pack meetings when I could. I knew I hadn't been to the last two meetings because of commitments at my primary job and I knew that I couldn't get out of them. There were other times I couldn't make meetings but I made sure that I could voluteer my time and help out with whatever was going on.

The really interesting part is that the Susan Koman Breast Cancer walk is coming up and I already was going to voluteer for that regardless. I do that out of love for my mom, not for any organization. So the walk is going to be next Saturday and there is suppose to be a booth that the WOLF organization will have. I will definitely do my part and help out.

In my personal opinion I'm not going to cite racial issues because I don't feel personally that there were any. Yet I will say this, to me there is definitely a lack of respect. If there were issues than I think they should have been brought to Danielle and my attention. I also made it clear that I work as a full-time secretary at a high school, which means that I have to take care of business at my school first. They don't know the hoops I had to go through just to be able to take a day off to attend a meeting. I won't even go into the issue I had to just voluteer that one day back in January for the Women's Shelter.

With me working strictly on the weekends I'm only able to check my email if I remember on two days. Wolf Pack info could have been forwarded to my main personal email address as I had originally suggested back when personal information was being collected. This is my suggestion to the Wolf Pack, if you plan to cut someone loose, at least have the professional courtesy and decorum to delete the people from the server list so they don't find out information that they aren't suppose know and you aren't stuck lookin like an ass, when fingers get to pointing. You should have sent off an email to let us know that we were no longer apart of the pack. At least you can save on jewelry (Tiffany's bracelet) and airfare (Next Wolf Pack National Meeting.

June 5, 2008

So far so June

Summer of 2008
by Jasmine W.

Well the kids are gone and so is my crew,
Just sittin in the office wonderin what the hell to do.
The school is quiet and traffic is low,
I'm sitting at my desk wishin i could just go.

Summer has finally appeared,
the cold weather has receeded
Boy what I have in mind,
is a vacation that is seriously needed.

But alas summer school for the job is coming my way,
So sitting back relaxin will have to wait for another day.
So as you can gather I'm bored as hell,
But lets just see what's in store tomorrow, do tell.

So anyway you see that school is out for the high school kids. I've been here at the school and offically am not suppose to be out until June 17th. Yet no has told me if they need me for summer school though. Beyond that I'm in a class for UMSL that will begin in 2 weeks (I think). As far as video games are concerned (yea i know you are asking) I still have yet to break open the plastic on my Grand Theft Auto game and I play little of my Rainbow Six Vegas 2.

Now I know at this part you are like WTF? Well quite simply I've become addicted to Second Life that I play on Laptop and all I can say that it's mind boggling. If you've ever wanted to have an alter ego and enjoy your self doing all kinds of wacky and crazy things. Then I highly recommend this site. I can't believe I've never even heard of it before, especially since it's 5 years old. A friend of mine told me about it and I went to check it out and I must say it's crazy. I've already bought a house on the beach and I'm in process of getting furniture for it.....yea CREEPY. Oh not to mention my avi looks hot. hahahaha

So if you have a cpu that will handle the requirements for running it, I recommend you try it out. I guess the next big thing for me to do is stop playing as much to focus on my studies when classes start in 2 weeks. Beyond that I am still working my part time gig and that probably will be my summer for this year. So in a nutshell......BORED.

Hope you summer is better than mine. Toodles

May 28, 2008

Memorial day weekend

Saturday - Well this weekend was very interesting. Pretty much I had a morning meeting at my part-time job on Saturday from 7am to 9am. Then had to come back at 4pm to work till close. Yet I did get something out of the deal. There were some close out Klipsch speakers for 19.99 bucks that I bought for my laptop. So when I'm jammin in my room I'll be able to do with style when I listen to the different radio stations through Second Life.

Sunday - I worked (again at part-time) and then later on came back and picked up Danielle after she closed. We went to Applebee's along with another co-worker and just kicked it and had fun. Yet all day long it was raining really hard. So as we were dining at Applebee's, the rain REALLY started going nuts. So we weren't able to leave until close to 10pm. The rain was beatin down so bad I had to take side roads to get Danielle home. I eventually got home and got on Second Life and kicked up till 1 A.M.

Monday (memorial day)- Well since I went to sleep hella late the night before I didn't really plan on getting up before 11 A.M., but of course that would have made SENSE in my house. So my mom decides to wake me up at 9 A.M. but I eventually went right back to sleep and woke back up 30 minutes later. I put the grill on and I BBQ-d some chicken, pork ribs, ribs, snoots, and some turkey burgers. My mom made sweet potatoes, cabbage, cornbread, spaghetti, and some other stuff. Overall it was a great meal and a great day.

Tuesday- pretty much it was a relaxing day EXCEPT that the internet was down also only 30 kids came in for school. So I was pretty much bouncing up off the walls. Yet there was that Tornado scare. So all the students were sent downstairs, yet a few of the teachers along with myself were outside, wondering what would happen. hahaha. Now eventually when I get home I do speak with the Mail-lady and she informed me that she did see the funnel cloud but it never touched down, it was over by Page & I-170.

- Today, again there are about 30 kids at school today. Oh and look the internet is back up. Yippee!!! Funny thing happened though while I was at school. About 4 teachers were pulled over this morning because they were speeding by the same police officer. Apparently there have been complaints that they have been speeding and so the officer was giving out warnings today but starting tomorrow he will be issuing out tickets.

May 21, 2008

Interesting Week so far I must say.

Sunday- Well this past Sunday I had work at my part-time job. I was able to leave early because I learned yesterday evening that a cousin of mine was being deployed to Iraq and they were having a get together around 3pm. I wasn't able to leave my job until 4pm so when I was able to leave I changed clothes and jetted to my Uncle Jack's house.

When I got there were cars just lined up and down the street in the Belnor Community that my relatives live in near UMSL campus. I saw family members I haven't seen in years and I'm talkin 10+ years. My cousin who is in his 40's and has been in the Navy for over 20 years was the spotlight of the party.

We had some bar-bq'd ribs and chicken, my mom brought green beans, there were other foods as well. The deserts were off the chain. My aunt made her famous Strawberry shortcake. Perfect 10 as usual. Some of the relatives were in the back yard eating, drinking, or playing with the younger cousins.

I was in the solarium with some of my cousins watching the Cavs play the Celtics in game 7. I'm glad the Celtics took it and I hope they make it to the finals. Point blank I don't care who wins I just don't want the Lakers to win again.

With all the hustle and bustle that was going on even my sister managed to show up and put in a record appearance of 30 minutes. My mother and father were in attendance of course. Eventually I left around 8pm and went home. My cousin that was leaving for Iraq called me later on that night with some cpu questions.

I'm not sure how long he will be over there but most importantly I hope he makes back home safely.

Monday- Finals at my main job. So much peace and quiet. Couldn't believe it was possible.

Tuesday- More Finals at my main job and also the Seniors graduation night.

Wednesday- Last night around midnight I happen to be on my cpu and went on STLTODAY.COM to see what the latest news was and what do I see? My school on the front page of the website. Quite an interesting read I must say. Now ask me my personal opinion, you will most likely get a different response.

May 15, 2008

happy day over hump day.

Well today is Thursday and I must say it's been a good week so far. I received my official grades for this semester. Received an A in my Communication Course and a B in my Geology Course. So I'm on Cloud 9 for now in regards to that.

On Tuesday, Kai called in the evening and we got together so she could get some red shoes to go out later on that evening with one of her cousins. We went to the SHOE STOP over in the ClockTower off of West Florissant. She eventually did find some shoes and then we went next door so she could get some other things. We then made it back to her mother-law's house which is 5 minutes away from my house and about 3 streets over from Kamina's parents house. Talk about convienant;)

So she got ready and I was talking with James's parents and James get's home from an outing with his friends. Aisyln was out with family members so I wasn't able to see her. Kai drops me back off at my home and I go inside and watch Transformers the movie for the 4th time that day. LOLOL I really like that movie.

Yesterday (Wednesday), I finally got my car back. Well that was the end of that day. Gas is too damn high to just joyride anymore. So unless I have a purpose that is serious enough to have to leave the, food, shopping (the severity of the situation is of course at my discretion) or kickin-it.

So overall I hope you all have enjoyed the year so far. Even with all this crazy weather, I must say it has been one hell of a ride this year. Can't wait to see how the rest rides out. PEACE

May 13, 2008

what a wonderful weekend

Friday- Well Friday was a good day all around, got paid (times 3). After I got off of work I went home to get prepared for my dad's retirement party/40th Anniversary of Community Service Banquet. It was held at the old Vashon High School at 6pm. It was an interesting evening because my father also was the Master of Ceremonies for the event as well. It was an event that gave recognition and awards to those within the Saint Louis Community for their hard work and efforts for giving back to others in the community.

It was filled with many people giving accolades of praise to my dad and even had video footage with his friends and collegues expressing their wishes for a great retirement as well as their fond memories of him. The food was pretty good overall and my dad being the character that he always is of course stole the show. In the end he was given some presents but the evening was not soley for him. His secretary, Carol who had been with my dad for a VERY long time also was retiring as well. My father has served the Saint Louis Community for over 43 YEARS!!!!

I would say it way past his time to relax as well as my mom. They are both counting down the days and for them it's not coming fast enough.

Saturday- I had work from 4:30pm to close and it wasn't a bad day at all. I also picked up a lil somethin for myself as "good job" gift for the school semester that just finished up. I bought Grand Theft Auto 4 and Rainbow Six Vegas 2, both for xbox 360. I've started to play the Rainbow Six but will hold off on the Grand Theft for a lil while. So after I got off of work at 10:30pm that night I went straight to bed.

Sunday- Of course it's Mother's Day, so since my mom wanted Breakfast at Harrah's Casino, that's were we took her at 7:00 AM, oh but who am I to need my sleep especially since I had to work later on at 9:45 AM..... So sister was suppose to join us but she never showed up.... deduction of 5 brownie points. So after we eat breakfast mom and dad go back home and I go to my second job to chillout until I have work. After getting off at 1:50 PM, I go to the Saint Louis Mills for a few hours and than proceed to leave there and make my way home.

On my way home while driving on HWY 270 towards Lindbergh, I feel my car acting funny and pull off of the highway. Sure enough my driver front left side tire is completely flat. So I call AAA and give them my location. They come through change the tire and I get home without a problem. Now also at this time Kai (one of my best friends and mother to my godchild) came into town with her familly. I haven't seen them since July '07 and missed them like crazy.

I missed her phonecall and was able to contact her later on that evening. We talked and I met her over James's (her husband) mother's home later on that night. I got there before they showed up by just 5 minutes. So when they did show up I gave Kai and James a hug but my beautiful god-daughter was out for the count. So we were in the house talking with James mother and just chit chattin away when Kai felt like go to "Club Shell" so we departed and went there where she got some "Spirits Juice" aka Wild Rose. All I can say on that is if you want to get drunk in a really cheap way......this is the way the go.

She and I had blast in the car once we rolled back up in front of her mom-in-law's house and popped the bottle. We called James out to get in the car with us so he could partake in the "fabulous" alcoholic beverage. After a few sips he was not feeling it. lolol so he said he was going back inside the house, Kai went along with him and I went back home.

Monday- Work day at full time gig rolls back around and I'm getting ready for work. I get in my car and proceed to drive my regular route when all of sudden I start to feel my car acting up again like it did on Sunday right before my tire went flat. So I immediately turn back around and make it back to the house. I change my clothes and call my principal to let him know that I won't be in for the day because of car issues. So I call our family's mechanic and I inform him of the situation. He tells me to bring the car up to the shop so they can check it out. So I comply and take the car up to Carson's Car Shop off of Natural Bridge and North Hanley and proceed to WALK back to the house.

So I'm at the house all day long bored out of my freakin mind waiting on a phonecall with a status on my car. So while I was killin time, I watched Transformers the movie 6 times.....played Rainbow Six Vegas 2, and got on Second Life. So I finally get a response back by 4:00 PM from the Car place and they tell me what needs to be fixed. I inform my mom who tells my dad and he clears them to fix the issue on the Tire but NOT the issue that I still have with my door not opening from the inside of my car on my side. So it will probably be a few more weeks until that gets fixed. Yet who's's only been broken since this past January;)

Tuesday- Well I'm at work but still without a car. One of my coworkers was nice enough to pick me up and will drop me off afterwards. Hopefully my car will be ready and I will have my freedom once again.

May 6, 2008

almost done man!!!!!!!

Well this college semester is almost done for ya girl. I'm done with my Communications course but I still have one more test to deal with in my Geology course which will be tomorrow evening. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Beyond that it's been the same ole grind with main and part-time gigs. As far as a vacation coming for me anytime soon, it doesnt look like it's happening. Normally I am suppose to be a 10-month employee, but apparently the rules SUPPOSEDLY were changed to 11-month. I'm not sure but I plan to find out. Not to mention I need to enroll in a summer class.

One of my best friends from Florida will be in this month. SUPER-EXCITED!!!!! I haven't seen her or her family since last August. Of course I had work at my part-time job this, not really any drama to report there. Now at my MAIN job, that would be different, but to me if there wasn't any drama, than I would probably be asleep at my desk.

Yesterday I went to Target to picked up some things for the house. Ran some other errands and then went to UMSL (my college) to get some studying in. So in a nutshell, MY day was boring overall. Believe it or not if you read my previous blog entries.......I can be quite the riot;).

April 30, 2008

Trifflin ass day yesta-DAY!!!!!!!

Ok I don't even know where to begin with the freakin fisaco yesterday. So I'mma start with the cream of the crop.........well I guess it depends on if it floats..... One of my teachers yesterday called me on my extenstion and told me I needed to get to her classroom ASAP. I knew something was wrong when she called me by my first name.

so I dashed upstairs and I smell this nasty order and she is on the outside of her door holding it close. She informs me that someone took a dump and peed on her seat. i didn't believe so I had to see it for myself. YEP sure enough someone did do the nasty deed. Also that day a teacher and student almost came to blows because the male student went into the teacher's classroom and proceed to try to choke a female student out oh and did I mention it was his girlfriend.....Ike and Tina......Ike and Tina.....

So today the teacher in question who was left the crap in the seat came into today and quite frankly I was surprised. I told her yesterday I would understand if she called off and she sure was thinkin about. Yet she took the high road and wrote a letter to students in her class letting them know that she is here to stay and there is nothing they can do about. I of course told her that she handled it with class, but I'm pretty sure I would have pulled out a can of whoop ass.

Update on school. I have a science test on May 7, so pray for me and then of course I finally was able to do my paper for my communication class and as we speak my dad is proofreading for me. It really helps when you parents and relatives who happen to be geniuses.

I just came back into the house after chillin out in the back yard for an hour. The weather is just simply amazing and it couldn't be any better. well I hope you are enjoying yourselves. I'm about to log on to Second Life and kick it at the Junkyard Blues Club. Peace Out

April 28, 2008

what a weekend

Well this weekend was something of a dream good and bad. Good because I was able to have the weekend off from my part time job. Bad because I had to prepare for a funeral Sunday evening and the burial Monday morning. On Saturday I went to work for a morning meeting and was out by 10am. Afterwards I went home and helped my mom get our house ready for family that was coming in from out of town for the funeral. Pretty much I was home all of Saturday without a damn thang to show for it. yippeee.

Now on Sunday by this time, the family had arrived and the funeral was held around 5pm and service was concluded by 7pm. I left with my mom and relatives and when I got back home I changed clothes and a friend of mine invited me over to his place for dinner. So once I got over there, I enjoyed some baked chicken, mixed vegetables, and mac & cheese.

Afterwards he gave me a tour of his new home which was beautiful. We ended up chillin out on his couch in the family room area watching different cop shows. i nodded off a few times but around 11:30pm we parted ways and I went back home to catch some zzzzzzzz's.

Then this morning (monday), my mother, father, and I got dressed and met up at the funeral home along with other close family members to take the body of my uncle to his final resting place. Of course nothing ever goes off without a problem, which was the case this morning. One of my cousins decided to act dumb, so my dad had to chin check her severly. After that we went on to Jefferson Barracks to take my Uncle willie's body home....

After the service some family came back to the house and my mother whipped up some serious cooking. Baked and Fried chicken, green beans, rolls, and some homemade mac and cheese. I left the house around 4pm to run errands and deal with school (umsl) business. I'm at home now and just finished up one assignment for one class. So tomorrow I go back to work, back on the hunt to meet deadlines and back to the crazy insantiy which life.

April 25, 2008

Make it an Italian and Salsa night!!!

Well yesterday I had work as usual but later on that evening I was meeting up with co-workers from my part time meeting at a Restuarant called Bar Italia in the Central West End. I picked up Danielle from her house because she only lives 5 minutes away and we found some parking and did you know I am starting to get the hang of the parallel parking thang? Good for me. So we had to park on Euclid because the street was just packed with cars and there was any way to find a closer parking spot. So we finally make it to the resturant and we are greeted by our GM and some other coworkers from other stores. I also noticed that a former RK alum whom I didn't care for in high school happen to be a bartender. So by the time our full party was assembled there were around 20 of us and we ended up eating upstairs.

We had a grand ole time talking about work, personal life and of course the reason that we were there to begin with. Our District wants to make our Pride pack offical so we were talking about the different positions that we available as well as our intentions for participating in the Pride Fest coming up this Summer. So with the food, drink, and ambiance we had one hell of a time. Of course ya girl had a few drinks and I was so lit I was looking at cars going by left and right and my co-workers were laughing their ass off at me. Not to mention my someone asked me a question and I made the mistake of saying I was the princpal and then it tooke me forever to realize I had made a mistake and tried to correct myself. So my co-workers told me that I gave myself a self-promotion and I just nodded my head in agreement.

After the food we went downstairs into an adjoining room and they had salsa night going on and this couple was just getting DOWN. I was like damn I really need to get back in shape so I can learn how to dance like that. So we ended up dancing and having a great time and didn't leave until 11:15pm. I dropped Danielle off at home and made my way to my bed and let me tell you something that liquor had me so knocked off my feet that I didn't get up until 6:30am good thing to because I had around 40 minutes to get ready and be there.

Then by the time I get to work today. I'm still a bit out of it and had to put my head down on my desk. Oh well it's about 12:45pm and I must say I'm feeling MUCH better now:) LOLOLOLOL

April 23, 2008

a 2 piece punch I wasn't expectin

Well this past Tuesday and today have dealt me some serious blows. One of my elderly cousins on my mother's side died yesterday from a massive heart attack. What scary is that while I was at work I clutched my chest because of some chest pains and I thought to myself that something was wrong and just not with myself. So I kept thinkin about it until I got home and was taking a nap. My younger sister calls me and lets me know the bad news. I feel so sorry for my cousin Jean (his wife) because she just lost her older son a few years ago and now has to deal with this.

Then today I had work as usual and when I got home my mom informed me that another cousin (again on my mom's side) who was in his early 30's and lived in Chicago had finally passed away from his battle from Leukemia. So I went to my room and sat on my bed and just thought damn. Normally when people I die, it happens in 3's. So all I day long I'm thinkin damn I just lost 2 family members within 48 hours. I pray to god for once that I'm wrong and nothing worse happens in the next 24.

So now it's so weird that funeral arrangements are being made in different states. I know definitely I will be attending the funeral for my cousin who lives here, but I'm not sure as well as with my family if we will be able to make the one in Chicago. I always wondering how Tony was doing and the rest of my Chicago family but I hadn't been there since my grandparents passed away back in 1994. I just didn't have a desire to go there anymore. Now with these events having passed I really wish I had.

April 21, 2008

Quick Post: Earthquakes

What in the world is up with these quakes. Around midnight I just felt one and it was a mild tremor but again it was STILL part of an earthquake. Of course the news made it headlines on the few that hit on Friday that morning and also probably that afternoon. Yet while I was watching a movie (30 days of night) and also trying to do homework. I could feel the tremor and thought here we go again. Hopefully this won't become normal. Yet with also this crazy ass weather, now and days i don't put anything off.

A day of rememberence, dancing, and of course working;)

On Saturday I had a very intersting day. That morning around 11am I along with some other fellow part co-workers volunteered our services at a Martin Luther King Rally called THE DREAM KEEPERS FAIR that was being held on Saint Louis University campus. It was gathering to promote strength and togetherness among different cultures. It was a pretty nice gathering for this being a first time event. There were different vendors that provided food. Mainly The Pasta House and another place called Mi-Hungry. All of my co-workers could smell the excellent bar-bq from Mi-Hungry so we decided to get our grub on over there. Here is some info on the restuarant if you want to check it for yourselves.

Mi Hungry
2812 N. Grand Ave.
St. Louis, MO
Cuisine(s): Bar & Grill, Barbecue, Jamaican
Hours: 10-1:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 10-12 a.m. Sun.
Price: $
Serving: Lunch, Dinner
Alcohol: Full bar
Reservations: Accepted
Parking: Lot Available, Meters, Street
Attire: Casual
Features: Takeout, Delivery, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible, Smoking

Before we could eat though we did go over to the main stage so we could hear the presentation and observe a moment of silence. Let me tell you something, that food was off the chain. They had a pit that was so damn big to do their meat in I couldn't believe it and took pictures of them and sent them to my flickr account. they were kind enough to make me a plate without bar-bq sauce because I can't STAND bar-bq sauce, so after we were done eating, we participated in activites with the kids that happen to be high schoolers and we just had a blast. The music was simply off the chain and honey I was shakin it like I had some salt and pepper in my step. Name of the fine ass head player was Lamar Harris, it was his group that was jammin and baby he is FINE!!!!!

We did different games and we eventually did a Soul Train line and honey I have not danced the way I did this past Saturday in 10 years. We had a great time and hopefully we will be able to volunteer again next year. Afterwards we went the Delmar Loop to get some ice cream. Then back to work for some of us (including myself), in which I did not get off of work until 10:30pm. Yet that was okay because i closed a $6500.00 sale in appliances. So when you think of it I was on my ass for my second gig from 10am to 10:30pm.

hooked up with a friend afterwards and saw Forbidden Kingdom AGAIN and yep it's still awsome.

Below is some info on the event.

SLU, Harris-Stowe Student Leaders Plan Fair Honoring MLK Saturday

Event Details: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., April 19, Compton Avenue

Student leaders from Saint Louis University and Harris-Stowe State University will host a fair honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend.

The Dream Keepers' Fair will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, along Compton Avenue between the two universities. For the event, Compton will be closed from the eastern entry of the SLU garage to Laclede Street, providing access to the garage and the delivery area of Chaifetz Arena.

Part of the street will be closed for the day, but there will be access to the University's Olive garage as well as to Harris-Stowe.

Centered around the 40th anniversary of King's assassination, the fair officially begins at noon with a two-minute moment of silence.

Following the tribute, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of festivities, which are listed below.

The student governments of Harris-Stowe and SLU formed the Dream Keepers Partnership last April to raise $10,000 for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project in Washington D.C.

Since then, student governments from every college and university in the St. Louis metropolitan area, as well as a couple of young professional associations, have joined the effort. Collectively, they call themselves the St. Louis Dream Keepers.

Their work has drawn much attention. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen, Missouri State House of Representatives and the U.S. Congress have passed resolutions endorsing Saturday's event.

The students' efforts got an additional boost earlier this week as the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to participate in Saturday's moment of silence before their game against San Francisco. They announced their support during a press conference Wednesday. Former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden and SLU student government president Andrew Clifton spoke at the event.

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