Wednesday, April 08, 2009

10 things you probably don't know about me.

1. I was on the debate team all four years of high school. As a result, getting in arguments with me is not very fun.

2. The first movie I saw in the theater without adult supervision was Awakenings with Robin Williams.

3. The last movie I saw in the theatre without adult supervision was Monsters vs. Aliens 3D. 3D stuff: amazing. Girl power theme: good, but I would have liked to have seen more characters of color. And by color, I don't mean blue.

4. I have taken 6 years of Spanish instruction, but I probably speak Spanish as well as a 7-year-old who speaks Spanish as her first language.

5. I sing pretty much everyday. Not professionally, just in my daily happenings.

6. I love quotes: the more motivational-y, the better.

7. I have most of the Calvin and Hobbes books. Scientific Progress Goes Boink is my favorite. I am definitely more Calvin than Hobbes.

8. As I was typing the last one, I was realizing how it was three things and not one. I think that would qualify as being "anal," but I am not a big fan of that word.

9. Now I am wondering if my blog is going to show up in some inappropriate searches.

10. I love writing this blog. Me saying what I think and other people listening; attempting to create social change--it doesn't get much better than that (:


  1. Laura F.1:20 PM

    I'm cracking up at #9 :) I'm enjoying following your blog. I noticed you posted some info on your facebook about Angie Zapata - have you read a book called The Testosterone Files? If not, I highly recommend it.

  2. Anonymous2:33 AM

    I hate the word "blacks" almost as much as the word, "N----r". Until you stop thinking of yoursel as a black, and start thinking of yourself as another productive member of society, others will never do the same.
    I know that your ancestors suffered great oppression. Get over it! Look around at those of every race who have pulled theirselves up by their bootstraps. Don't continue to dredge up radicals like Malcolm X, and yet at the same time think that we will all somehow get over our rediculous racial barriers.
    Promote education and hard work over welfare. (Surely you know how important it is.) Some of my dearest friends are black, but I rarely think of them as that until someone like you pulls out their "repression card."
    Do you think that by yelling "prejudice" that you are not also screaming "hatred"? Get over it, and we will all be able to?
    At the same time I say this to you, I also speak out to those who would harbor unjustified prejudices. I send them the same message, "Get over it!"
    Now, with all of that being said, I will say this in defense of some. (at least in my experiences) In southern cities the highest crime areas and unsafest areas are almost always in the black neighborhoods. The majority of crimes against blacks are committed by blacks. We, as a society should stop segregating ourselves and reach out with love to one another. There comes a time when screaming about injustices is not the right thing to do. At some point, all of us should become pro-active in cleaning around our area of the kingdom, and join forces instead of pointing fingers.
    As long as we think of ourselves as black or white, we will never be genuinely unified.

  3. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Re #1: I disagree. It's fun to get in arguments with you as long as you can hang.