Saturday, January 31, 2009

Little Dani

I had to have been 4 years old. In my old apartment b.k.a my granny's house. I still love food.

I think I was 2 or 3

The reason for this entry is because I was on imeem (a gift sent from heaven, lol) and I was just JAMMING man to some rockers, old school dancehall/reggae chunes. It just brought me back to my childhood. On Saturday evenings on 107.5 WBLS, Dahvid Levy would come on the radio playing all the old chunes and the new chunes and my mommy and I would be in the middle of the living room, dancing. if I could travel back in time, I would relive my childhood from 3 yrs old to 9, some of the best years of my life, lol.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

You Gotta Use What You Got To Get What You Want

a term used for tricking, but it can be applied to career goals. If you have the skills, use it to get where you want in life.

Today in my Writing For The Media class, we had a guest speaker. He was very real and just makes things a little bit brighter for me as to what I want to do. One of the things he said that stood out to me was that if you're not committed to journalism or PR (He works in the PR field), basically the communications field, then change your major. I found it funny he said that because just yesterday, I went to The Hilltop (Howard's newspaper) and they held an orientation yesterday. You have to attend it if you want to write for the newspaper, so I went. I have to write and get myself more familiar. I have to stop being lazy and start getting serious. I have to write more, familiarize myself with the happenings in the world and read more. I think I can do it. Once I start to do it, it'll become like second nature. I commend people around my age that are already on the path to their career. I feel so inexperienced but the only way to gain experience is to write. Like Toni Morrison told the guest speaker when he asked her what can he do to write a novel, "There's nothing to it but to do it."

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Inconsiderate People

I have to vent. It's 3:33 AM and I'm up. "Why are you up Danielle?",you may ask. I'm up because of an inconsiderate young woman that lives next door to me is BLASTING music very loudly.And then this biddie has a dude in there. What they're doing, I could careless about,but still. I'm going to try to go to sleep.

I may edit this post and I may not.

I'm trying so hard to refrain from calling her a bitch or knocking down her door like the police to bust her little party, but if I seem like a prude, I don't give a fuck.

I'm going to give her until 4:00 AM and if the volume hasn't decreased, it's on.

I wish I could sweet dreams, if I can only get to them!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Random Music #1

So, on my way to the bus to go back to school, this song popped into my head and I sang "No one's ready to deal with us." It was BOTHERING me because I didn't know who made the song. I sang it to Kevin and he had no clue as to what I was singing. I did my little youtube search and I found it! It's by The Beatnuts and it's called "No Excaping This." It came out in 2001 and I remember watching this video on BET's "Rap City" when Big Tigger was hosting it (THROOOOWWWBACK!!!! lol). I also remember a scene at towards the end of the video where Greg Nice was dancing and acting a fool. I remember it now and it cracked me up as much as it did 8 years ago.

The Beatnuts - "No Escaping This"

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Little Outing

Today was a good day. I went to my classes and then I came back with my ace boon. She came with me to TWO grocery stores! Isn't she so sweet? lol. First we walked to Giant and on our way we passed Staples. My friend/old roommate Tajah works there so we decided to hit her up and convinently, she was about to go on her "lunch" break. I got my groceries and we walked Jah back to her job. I dropped my stuff off and Lauren and I walked to another grocery store called Harris Teeter's. Yeah, I know, I've NEVER heard of it either,lol. So, last year around this time, she met this guy and they were talking and whatnot and homie turned out to be a stalker. Come to find out,stalker boy works at Harris Teeter's! LMFAO, as soon as she saw him, she booked it out of the store. So dramatic,lol.

We got back to the dorm and we got ready to go to Hooters. I've been FEENING for some wings and so has Gillian (a new homie). We decided to go. That's the only pic I took while we were there, I was hungry, lol. I like their wings and it was pretty spicy. We get out of the restaurant and start walking up the block and Gillian says,"What is that?" I'm like "What?" and then I look to the left. Me, Gill, Lauren and 4 other people that were walking in our vicinity screamed and ran. It was a big ass D.C. rat, lol. Me and Gill ran up the block and Lauren's melodramatic ass was running in the street. We finally got to Haagen-Daz and I got a Bailey's rum shake, which hit the spot.Mmmm, looks good, lol.

Lauren & Gillian with their ice cream. After Lauren took 20 minutes to finish her ice cream, lol, we got on the train back to Meridian.

Us on the Metro. So Gillian started skipping and I was talking about when I was a "yute" how I would skip fast and say, "Look at me mommy!" (I thoroughly enjoyed my childhood,lol). So we all started to skip, and of course, I was skipping the fastest, lol. It was fun. Then Gillian asked me to skip with her up the block and we did. I let her win at first, but I caught up, lol. I had a lot of fun today, it was cool and relaxed.

I will be doing another blog, but it'll be more centered around entertainment. You know, new songs, unrealeased songs, music videos, magazine releases, album reviews. Also, I'll link articles I've written as well as articles I had to write for class. My writing for the media professor said that I have to get serious for my career now. If you don't know, after college, I plan on being on the writing staff for VIBE magazine and enventually, becoming it's EIC (Editor In Chief). My goals seem big, but I'll get there. So look out for that, I'll keep you guys updated.

I am soooooo ready for bed,lol. I'm in my comfy Howard sweatpants with my quilt over my legs in my nice, soft, warm bed. I can fall asleep at aaaaany minute, lol.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Back On Track

It's been a minute since I've blogged, I know. Since school has started, I've been busy with classes and schoolwork and it has mad me tired, lol. But everything is going good and I have a feeling that it'll get better. My schedule starts in the afternoon; 1PM on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 3:40PM on Tuesday, Thursday. That works perfectly for me because I'm not a morning person.

The inuaguration for President-Elect Barack Obama is on the 20th and I won't be in D.C. for the celebration. D.C. is gonna be so live and so busy and so packed. I'm not sure I want to be around for that. The mall is going to be remnicent of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech. This is definitely history in the making. I'm not exactly sure what an Inauguration entails, but I'm sure it will be exciting, and expensive for most.

I'm going home for the break. My main reason to go is because of what happened in the last post. The funeral is next Friday and I may not be there for him during the funeral, but I want to be there for him while everything is happening. The latest news about the murder is that the baby father is still in custody but there's nothing that links him to the murder. She had a tattoo on her arm and the alleged reason why he dismembered her was because he didn't want her body to be identified. Also, the baby ,who's one year old, was present during the murder. If the baby father gets released, the baby will go back to the father but Manuella's (the name of the young woman who was murdered) sister is trying to get custody of him. I hope and PRAY that that baby does not go back to that man. This is just so sad, it really is and I hope God's plan pulls through. He may not come when you want him, but he's always on time.

The Biggie movie comes out this weekend and I'm a bit hype. I swear, if this movie is trash, I'm flipping the movie theater and whoever wrote the script is getting a heated letter from me, lol. I'm keeping positive about the movie though because Biggie is that dude. I know this is kinda lame, but I have a T-shirt in black and it has Biggie's face on it in purple and "Brooklyn" (like on a Vinnie Style's T) in pink and I'm going to wear it when I see the movie, lol. I know for sure that I will NOT be going to see the movie in the evening because there will be mad rowdy, ignorant people, singing the songs, talking back to the damn screen and I will be pissed because I'm trying to watch the movie. I had to shush this young strag in the Court St. movie theater when I went to see "Seven Pounds" because she was being indignant.

I can't wait to come home, mainly for the food, lol. I will be getting some oxtail from this spot across the street from my house called 3D's, some pizza from this spot by Kev called Family Pizza and Johnny Rockets. Kev and I went there when I was ome over the break and he ordered a Coke with Cherry syrup. I don't fuck with Coke, but that drink was hitting the spot, lol. My granny went to Jamaica ::pouts:: so she can't cook me up some good Jamaican food.

Latley, I've been enjoying some throwback sitcoms: The Jefferson's, Sanford & Son and my favorite of the 3, ::singing it like in the opening credits:: GOOD TIMES!!! lol. Yeah man, I just lay up in my bed, tune in to either TV One or TV Land and the laughs just start coming. I be a-rolling, lol.

I was thinking about getting a twitter account. If anyone has one, I'ld love to know how it works. I don't really know what it is, but it seems interesting.

I'm about to kick back and watch some shows. I might do my laundry, I don't have much clothes left, lol

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Up &&. Down


I woke up at 7 AM (I am NOT a morning person) to go to the Administration Building to clarify some things with my student account. I get everything situated and after that, I went to the School of C (Communications) and was there for a minute but I still did get seen. I saw my academic advisor and found out that I am on academic probation. What, Danielle, on academic probation? Yes, it's true. I failed 2 classes in the fall semester, something I am not proud of, but it happens. I'm not discouraged about it at all, this is just giving me the motivation to do A LOT better. I went to my 2 classes today and I'm running into this thing head on with positivity ::cheese smile::


Last night, my boyfriend found out that his cousin was murdered. She was beaten and burned to death, her body was found on the top of the roof of her bulding. The main suspect is her baby father who was taken into custody. She has a 1 year old son with this dude who is now with his aunts. Kevin, his brother and sister went to Queens to be with the family. Kevin's brother went to the hospital with his cousins to identify the body through dental records and they found out that it was her body. Kevin just told me that this dude is being released from custody because there's not enough evidence to link him to the murder, plus he's threatning his family's lives. I feel so bad and helpless because there's nothing I can do for him and as his girl, I just want to do anything in my power to be there for him and help him get through this. At times, life really doesn't seem fair, but I believe that God has a plan and reason for everything. This situation is just really sad and I'll continue to pray for him and his family to get through this.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

First Entry of the Year

Kinda late but, Happy New Year!! Hope everyone enjoyed theirs safely and whatnot. I don't have a resolution but I'm going to try to:
1)Stay positive
2)Stop complaining
3)Get more in touch with God

I think this post is gonna be a whole buch of randomness, I don't know. There's just a lot of thing's going on in my "pretty little head."

I thoughly enjoyed my break, especially while I was in Brooklyn. I doubt I'll write about it now, so if I feel up to it, maybe I'll do it at a later date.

Classes started today and that's all I have to say about that.

I am feening for some french toast from Ihop and some buffalo wings and cheesy bread from Dominos. It definitely sucks when things aren't convinient because the closest Ihop in D.C. is in Maryland. Kevin swears I have cravings of a pregnant woman and after talking to my friend that's pregnant, I beleive him now, lol.

Kevin and I have reached another level of our relationship during the break. Our relationship is so much different than what I've been seeing from other people's relationship (at least form the outside looking in). It's definitely something rare in todays "young people's" relationship and I don't think I'm just saying it because I think so, I beleive other people can see it as well.

So yeah, I'm gonna be chillin in my room, like I've been doing all day. I like being alone, all I need is some food and I am broke at the moment. I REALLY don't feel like leaving my room, but I guess I'll have to so I can get something to eat.