Monday 14

February 16, 2009

Good Morning !!! It’s the Monday after Valentine’s Singles/Couples awareness day(slightly NSFW). Here’s hoping you spent it the way you wanted to. 

Here are some things you might have missed here since last Monday.

A late post (sorry !!! ) with evidence that there should be an age cutoff for driving.

I then spoke about 4 childhood memories that just  won’t fade away.

And that was it.

Last week was a slow week, for which I apologize; I’ll do better. 

This week at One Fresh, if you say, “Thank you coach” you get a free topping with your order !!! Also, there’s a challenge this weeks that consists of writing an explanation of how a $7.99-all-you-can-eat costs you $12.50. For those of you who get the explanation right,  The Store owner will have something special for you. Put your thinking caps on, and come up with something clever !!! 

 

So, here’s how my Valentine’s Day went.

Like I mentioned earlier, I was not planning anything this year; It was all in the hands of Ms. Blogmaster. I must say, she did a great job. She took us to the Knott House (which is a really old house in town) for an evening of Romantic Readings. In theory, this sounded like a wonderful idea. Then the poet spoke.

It was then that I was reminded that not ALL poets should turn around and perform their own work. It’s like they have an idea in their head how it should sound, but it gets lost in translation by the time it reaches the ear of their audience.

She was also trying to sell her books at the event, out of the back of her trunk no less. OK, they took a few copies and placed them in the reception area, but the fact she wanted to sell them straight out the trunk made me laugh.

As we toured the house, it was very interesting to see all this old stuff historical relics still in place as if they were just purchased. There were people in white gloves all over the house making sure no one touched anything. All in all, it was a great tour, and a nice trip through time learning about Tallahassee. (Shouts out to Florida A&M and the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority inc. for having their pictures in this piece of history)

After we had some refreshments, and politely declined buying the book; Ms. Blogmaster then took us to the next destination: Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille.

Well, we WOULD have eaten there… except there was a hostess their who wasn’t too nice to us when she told us that there was a 3 1/2 hour wait to be seated. Now, I understand that it IS Valentine’s day, and it IS busy, but her attitude didn’t help. She was very smug about it. I plan on writing an angry letter(VERY NSFW) to management today. I’ll keep you updated on that.

So, we ended up heading over to Macaroni Grill; the wait there was 2.5 hours and the hostess was much nicer and understanding about the situation; we decided to wait, and we headed to the mall to wait. 45 minutes later, our pager goes off , and we rush back to the restaurant. I didn’t know what the range on those pagers were, but I have a better idea of them now. According to How stuff works, the range can be a few hundred feet to a couple of miles. We were seated, fed, and billed settled in about an hour. I wasn’t complaining because the food was great.

So, we headed home and she gave me a really heart-felt Valentine’s Day card. and chocolate. 

 

You’re probably wondering what I got her… Well, we ended up buying her 2 pairs of shoes in the mall, and I have a pre-order for her “new” favorite movie/Book series coming to Blu-Ray.

 

So, how was YOUR V-Day? was it exciting? did it suck? did u get engaged? did you go out with friends? let’s discuss it here.


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.