Motivate, Educate, Elevate

August 26, 2009

Wow, has it really been that long ???

I know you all miss me, and that’s OK, because I missed you guys too.

It’s been a busy two weeks, with wrapping up the Miami trip, and working on a few side projects I haven’t had time to really sit down and give my blog the attention it deserves. I’m not all the way back up to speed yet; I’m in the process of working on some articles for Platform Nation, and fixing a few computers… so give me a few weeks, and I will be all yours again. I promise.

I will talk about this one thing that bothered me last weekend.

I happened to make my way out to the N. Florida Fairgrounds for the back to school drive that was happening out there. I was checking out all the booths and there was one that especially caught my eye.

There was a row of inflatables and there was one that was an obstacle course. There were a bunch of kids lined up and running sprinting flying through these courses. However, these children are not the focus of today’s concern watch.

No, today it is the PARENTS of these children who get my side-eye. For some reason, these parents were under the impression this was the NFL combine. Now, i am all for some friendly competition, but those parents were on another level. It was like the parents were trying to relive their “glory days” through their kids, or worse, turn them into a meal ticket.

These parents were giving tips, shouting, yelling, threatening to not speak to them, and all sorts of things. It only got worse if the child lost; they instantly disowned their kids. Especially if a boy lost to a girl; I saw GROWN men who threatened boys to not lose to girls… I understand the mentality, but there are some fast girls out there, what can you do ? *snickers*

From what I saw, there was NO prizes being given to the winner, no trophies, no promise of a College Scholarship NFL contract or endorsement deal. It was just regular fun. I won’t lie, there were some FAST kids out there, but that doesn’t justify the behavior of the parents. Sometimes, parents have to let the kids have “fun”.

Motivate, Educate, and Elevate… I actually agree with him. Everyone is NOT going to get a contract/endorsement deal to play for your favorite professional team… SOMEONE has to record the game, SOMEONE has to be the doctor for the team, SOMEONE has to be the lawyer for the team to keep the players out of legal issues…

*Thanks to Princess Banana for the link !!!*

I was also concerned because there were parents out there who didn’t practice wisdom; if your child is of a certain height, weight, or size that doesn’t seem “appropriate” for the obstacle course… be a PARENT and let them know it isn’t for them. I cannot tell you how many times I saw children too big for the course struggle to get through the starting hole, or climb up the hills. Then there were the children too small to climb into the hole and were “boosted” in by their parents… THEN there were the kids who were too young, and started crying when they couldn’t overcome the obstacle.  Then to make matters worse, there were parents who tried to force their kids into finishing the course regardless of the tears or physical incapability.

— OK, I need to stop now… I already see where this is going. All I will say is this: There is nothing wrong with wanting to motivate your children for greatness, there is something wrong with pushing them for your own personal gain (Yes, I AM looking at you Mr. Jackson)


Tales from the Cuckoo’s nest: Light Bright

July 16, 2009

All day today, everyone has been playing with the lights…

I made it to the point where I was able to ignore the flickering of the lights. It also helped when they STOPPED.

“Mrs. Mack” decided that she’s going to fix the lights according to University standards; due to the budget cuts, the University stated that lights should only be on 2/3 of the way (there are 3 halogen tubes per light fixture.

This is wasting TOO much money !!!

This is wasting TOO much money !!!

As soon as Mrs Mack explains the situation and asks if the lights bothered me, “Mr. Asian man” decides he’s gonna go and turn ON the lights back to full brightness. He complains that he can’t see at all and he’s playing his accent up extra (believe me, I hear him on the phone often enough to know the “levels” of his accent”)

Mrs Mack tries to get him a lamp to help him out, but “It’s not enough” the lamp apparently can’t fit anywhere for him…

This man is COMPLAINING about the lights and the lamp !!!

so for now, we’re back to full lights… Come ON 4pm !!!


Tales of the Cuckoo’s nest: The beginning

July 15, 2009
so you said you smelled smoke up here?

so you said you smelled smoke up here?

It’s been a week since the new neighbors have moved in. Words cannot begin to describe the insanity that has befallen our beloved nest. It’s hard enough dealing with the 4 big birds, now we have these magpies that WON’T SHUT UP !!!

  1. WHY do you have an electric kettle at your desk? I don’t enjoy hearing a kettle whistle while I’m at work.
  2. STOP talking to your kids on the phone so loudly. I don’t need to know that “Timmy” is having a hard time doing his chores, or that “Jessie” is fighting over the remote.
    1. WHY is your office phone so loud whether you are here or not? CUT IT OUT !!!
  3. There IS a difference between speaking and whispering. I suggest you figure out that difference and PICK one.

Come on clock on my Mac… 4:00pm is SO close !!!


Rise of the Gentlemigga

July 6, 2009

*Disclaimer: there is some REALLY rough language in this post. I assure you it’s all within context. I also tried to keep the gratuitous foul language to a minimum. *

What is a Gentlemigga you might be asking…

Well, I spent the better part of today reading about it and putting my own opinions in on the matter. To sum it up; here’s a young woman’s opinion on the topic:

A “gentlemigga” is a MAN who has all the characteristics of a gentleman. he treats you like a lady, has a good head on his shoulders, he’s about business. he’s civilized, educated, sensitive, and well-mannered. BUT when the need arises, his “n***a” side comes out. he’s ready to fight for his girl. he’s intense. he’s almost primal…  he knows how love you gently AND do ya like Tyrese sang.. “straight f***in”. a “gentlemigga” can adapt to what is needed by his lady. a “gentlemigga”…is all of the above.

To sum it up, it’s a Gentleman and a “hood n***a”. Not the ones that have moments like these:

and NOT the ones that wear Skinny Jeans either…

but yes, these are stand up men (color is only an option in this case) who know how to take care of their woman with the book of chivalry (It’s not on Amazon; So, if you didn’t get a copy, it’s probably for the best.) and can at the flip of the switch transform into N***A mode to stand up for what’s right and to protect his loved ones.

this post is by no means created to promote ignorance; but rather to educate the masses. Women deserve GMs, not the boys who are too busy playing games, and messing with the emotions of our queens (Nubian and otherwise)

To sum it all up the Creator of this Movement had this to say:

“There are only a few of us and we are what women want and need all in one.”

Which leads to what woman “want” and “need” but THIS isn’t the blog for that discussion.

Women, you should NEVER settle for this…

Instead, you should be treated like, and look forward to…

What do you think? do GMs exist? do you have one? do you want one?

Well, this one is already off the market (look for the key here)… but there are others out there…

The Female counterpart is coming soon (pending correct terminology)