Archive for July 2011

Borders Was More Than Books

Borders Was More Than Books
One of the first things I read when I checked my e-mail this morning was a “Fond Farewell” message from Borders CEO, Mike Edwards, confirming the closing of the Borders chain. Borders has been “igniting the love of reading” for more than 40 years, and I’m taking the news kind of hard. One of the... Read more »

"Daykeeper": Another hot Foreign Exchange song

"Daykeeper": Another hot Foreign Exchange song
I think I’m officially an FE fan now! Some of my peeps have been talking about them for years, and I get it now.  I discovered this track last week, along with “Something to Behold,” but I just figured out this evening this was Foreign Exchange after Googling the lyrics.  This is another example of... Read more »

"12 piece, fried hard/It's all for you!": HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  “Something to Behold”–Foreign Exchange Just like Kanye said, “I guess every superhero need his theme music.”  What could be more super than your very own birthday theme song?! I gotta shout out out my boi, the incomparable DJ Sean Alvarez (I see you Swank Society!), for putting me up on this dope Foreign Exchange... Read more »
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What's NOT to Love About Working Out?! Let me tell you

What's NOT to Love About Working Out?! Let me tell you
I’m pretty excited because I’ve really been consistent working out these last couple of weeks. I’m finally settling into a routine and coming to grips with the things that come along with exercising that I didn’t necessarily realize I was signing up for when I signed up for a gym membership.  After my first day... Read more »

Yes, You CAN Make "Real" Friends Online!: Some of my best friends are from social media

Yes, You CAN Make "Real" Friends Online!: Some of my best friends are from social media
His text simply read: My father passed today. I’m all cried out and too choked up to talk. Just informing you so in case we don’t talk , I don’t respond to emails & texts you know why. I received that text two days ago from a friend of mine. A friend I’ve known for years. A... Read more »

A Day of Gifts That Keep on Giving: I can be nice and thoughtful sometimes

A Day of Gifts That Keep on Giving: I can be nice and thoughtful sometimes
While wandering Union Station trying to figure out what I wanted for lunch, I stopped in the little store that has all the magazines, candy, neck pillows and pretty much anything else travelers or people wandering on their lunch breaks could want. BAM! Soon as I walk in I see a copy of The Happiness Project.... Read more »
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#Awkward: I refuse to eat pizza with a fork

I believe in wearing proper attire depending on the event, practicing etiquette and displaying social graces, but sometimes I get really annoyed trying to eat not-so-fancy food in fancy settings. Last week, they ordered in pizza at my job and after a few bites I look up and around the table and notice that everyone... Read more »

Wax On, Wax Off: I learned how to clean glass from my father

Saturday morning, Summertime Chi (a season unto itself) is the perfect day for cleaning ’round the house. Blinds pulled up, windows open wide, music bumping. Perfection. Mornings like that remind me this is a ritual  ingrained in the childhood memories of just about every black person I know, somewhere between family reunion BBQs and cartoons... Read more »
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