Monday 25

May 4, 2009

*I would like to officially apologize for having the blog post so late into the day. I had a meeting about my financial future, then I went to go see a movie. *

Thanks to Disney for that mini history lesson about this traditional song. This is the first Monday of being a graduate of THE Florida State University. My heart and mind has pretty much went on vacation from all of the “events” of the past 2 weeks. Here’s what you might have missed since last week:

The rest of the week was filled with me studying and taking finals. Hopefully, I did well enough to NOT take classes over the summer !!! Graduation itself was quite the event, and it wasn’t without it’s blog worthy moments. I intentionally planned on giving graduation it’s own special post… but then I decided to give everyone a lot to read today !!!

My parents came into town for this big event. The first big event was my mom’s discovery of my new potential merger (kudos to everyone who figured it out, and “better luck next time” for those who didn’t ). That in itself took a good 15 minutes; but when Mom found out… she was mappy (mad + happy after a Fusion Dance)  and she didn’t want to speak to anyone because of the secrecy… Dad knew also, and said nothing, but that’s besides the point. Saturday Morning, we attempted to show them the new Blogmaster lair, but unfortunately, there were no available models. We then went to the Graduation Ceremony; if you weren’t there, or didn’t see it here, let me summarize it for you 🙂

My feet had no choice but to get comfortable.

My feet had no choice but to get comfortable.

As I sat in my chair and waited for the Doctoral students to march in, I started to notice it was an unbearably long line. Personally, I’m all for success and accolades of fellow students, but can we move this along please??? I also noticed that T.K Wetherall was unable to speak this afternoon. for some reason… his words didn’t quite come out correctly. You can tell my family was from the Caribbean since they didn’t laugh at ANY of the Florida State Jokes. I can tell they weren’t laughing because I was able to see them from my sit… they were right in front of me. Do you KNOW what it’s like to have the family NOT laughing at the school jokes? I think I’m going to have Bobby drop by and visit them…

I know my parents were happy that I was finally graduating, but I’m sure they would have liked if I stood during the announcements of degrees with distinction, but B’s & C’s get degrees is all I have to say about that !!! This was supposed to be filed under graduation mobile moments, but I was really unhappy with my cap not fitting me. Somehow they gave me the wrong size !!! I was able to switch a really good friend, and although some relief was provided, the cap was STILL too small.

My eye was  constantly attacked by the tassel. Even after I switched the tassel to the other side… the tassel was relentless !!!

Coolest part of the ceremony? the speaker timed himself. He promised he wouldn’t take more than 15 minutes, and as a man of his word; he did.

Quote to take home: “Love will not buy your son the GI Joe with the Kung-Fu grip.”

The Swine flu scare has made it’s way to Town: there are hand sanitizers on the way up to shaking the hands of the dean  and president. ( FAMU had an even bigger scare; they were handing out masks, and pretty much no one shook hands as they crossed the stage)

After watching this whole ceremony I have decided that if and when I go back for another Degree, I shall have them call me D. Blogmaster. As I cross the stage, I shall do what ever dance is out at that time. I think they owe me for BUTCHERING my name .  (p.s. ma’am… GET YOUR CHILD)

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Monday the 13th

February 9, 2009

*dodges the black cat *

Alright everyone, it’s my 13th Monday Post. 

** Update: If you go to OneFresh this week, get a free drink when you say “this ain’t fast food.”  ** 

As usual, here’s what you might have missed from Last Monday:

I warned the masses about a email hoax

A pizza party that was broken up.

The temptation to go toe to toe with Madea

Finally, I made a stand against the Facebook 25. (which is NOT to be confused with the “Freshman 15” )

 

Friday Night was the start of the “Sleepout for the Homeless” event on campus. Every year, Phi Beta Sigma fraternity throws an event where a bunch of students brave the cold, donate non-perishable food and clothing to those less fortunate, and overall have a great time throughout the night.

Somehow… Every year, this event is held on one of the colder nights of the year. This year, no one seemed to mind that much. Everyone was jumping rope, and dancing, and just having an all-around good time.  I had originally planned that THIS was the year I was going to stay all night…

Yeah, I left at 2am. I actually ran into some Psiettes at the event, and I hung out with them for about an hour or so. 

Kollage Dance Troupe performed,  some spoken word, a performance by the Black Actors Guild.

Couple things I did notice while I was out there in the cold:

  • The only time a guy should dance to this song is… Never actually. 
  • That SOMEONE should get a good copy of this song. I’m tired of EVERYONE’s copy pausing at the SAME time.
  • When are the Practice sessions for all these dances? how is it that EVERYONE is dancing to these songs ??? 
  • Why are people running around on campus at night yelling about the Stimulus package??? 

All in all, this year’s event was one of the best I’ve been to. They served pizza this year (twice) and it just felt like better planning.

 

In other blog news, I’ve decided to shelf the Facebook status idea. It’s not as popular as I thought it would be.

I’ve also started playing Afro Samurai this weekend. Keep an eye out for my review. 

Valentine’s Day is coming this weekend. Do you have plans for your significant other?

flowers? candy? teddy bears?

What are your plans? I’d love to hear about them (within reason. I’m looking at you, CBK) 

My plans? I’ve got none. yup. none.

This year, Mrs. Blogmaster is in charge of the Hallmark Holiday. I’m taking a page out of Usher’s Book this year; (NSFW) besides, I need time to recharge my creative batteries.

I would also like to take this time to let everyone know (specifically men) that if you are planning to take this route use this gift, there are a few requirements:

  1. You discuss this IN ADVANCE with your significant other. It would be very embarrassing if you both had the thought that the OTHER had plans… 
  2. You actually did something significant for the first couple of Valentine’s Days. A card and/or a box of chocolate do NOT count as “significant”
  3. You come up with something phenomenal the following Valentine’s (or which ever you are next “responsible” for) 
  4. Even though I alluded to this in requirement 2, I am going to officially say it now: This canNOT be the FIRST valentine’s day you are celebrating with your significant other. 

The  opportunity gift of a “Sadie Hawkins Valentine’s Day” is a rare, and most precious  opportunity. DON’T try to over use it. Unless, your Significant Other doesn’t care about Valentine’s Day… in that case, you’re off the hook.