JayBee said... i'm a conspiracy theorist. you know that absentee ballot is going in the trash, right?
With that level of skepticism and lack of belief, how do you get anything accomplished? That's the second time I've mentioned my absentee ballot and you've said the same thing. Why vote at all if that's the case? Why are you a teacher if you think nothing you do matters in the long run? Matter of fact, what's the point of life?
I believe in the political process. I believe that though it is flawed, at the very least I have to participate and communicate with my lawmakers when they are making decisions I believe are detrimental to my community. If I don't do that, how am I any better than some derelict who doesn't participate but loves to complain? Without action, you absolve yourself of responsibility but is that what you really want? You already know black people didn't always have the option to not vote. Read this and specifically the second to last paragraph to give you a better idea of where I'm coming from. Also look here and here and here and here (section 3).
My mother grew up in Mississippi, my father in rural North Carolina. Both of them have impressed upon me the seriousness of voting. My grandmother, at almost 81 years old, votes unless she can't get out of the bed. Rain or shine she's there. Primaries and general elections. Her home is less than 5 minutes from where Medgar E.vers was shot in front of his home for registering people to vote. If it wasn't important why did white people try to keep the vote away from us for so long? Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18. You can hold to your conspiracy theories and only participate when you're in town or not at all, but I intend to flourish.
DollFace said... How many of the ladies from freshmen year dorm do you still stay in contact with?
I lived in VVVVVVVV-C! Virginia Cleveland Hall baby! Same dorm my mom stayed in her freshman year. I still talk to Wynel a couple of times a month. I keep up with her roommate via her and a little on myspace. I also still talk to my friend Christina. She just sent me an invite to her graduation. She's getting her MSW! Yay! I keep up with more of my sophomore year friends. We still stay together when we go to Homecoming and plan trips with each other.
Can you post a pic of your all time fave shoes?
I love these shoes!!! I look for any excuse to wear them and stare at them whenever I'm bored and have them on.
Who are you? If you took away your pursuit of your dreams, your goals and your accomplishments, if you were stripped of all of the externals, who are you? This whole blog answers that question, no? I'm me. Absolutely opinionated and driven. Outspoken but also enjoy keeping to myself. If I were stripped of pursuing my dreams/goals/accomplishments I'd be pretty bored. What's life without something to look forward to and strive for? So despite the headaches which accompany the aforementioned, I'll keep 'em.