Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ask and Thou Shalt Receive

This morning, I just said, "nope. Uh-huh, no way, Jose." After a phone call to Intern Easy E and a voice message to Intern Director #1, I officially played hooky from TV Station today. It's always a crap shoot whether or not I actually do work, so I took a chance and paid it. I mean, Website Girl's launch party was tonight, downtown, but it's not that deep. Well, there was a fashion show, no cover, and free cupcakes, but--hold on. What the hell was I thinking?! Shouldn't I have gone? No, no, today was a much-needed personal day. Yes, I went back to sleep after I canceled and didn't wake up until 1:30pm. Duh.

Tomorrow's my mother and her twin sister's (Lil' Cousin's mom) birthday. I won't tell you how old she is 'cause a proper lady never tells her age (I'm 19, by the way), but it is a big one. Tomorrow night will be a big dinner at Fancy Chinese Restaurant--Chicken Chow Mein, here I come!

God, today was laid-back fab. I shopped for Mom's present (shit, I forgot to get Aunt Twin's gift) and okay, bought a few lil' things for myself, took Precious the Dog for a walk, and watched the fifth Harry Potter movie and Big Momma's House (better than this atrocity and abomination). Can I just predict that the sixth and seventh movies will be hotfire? I will be front and center at both midnight premiers. Speaking of, I haven't seen any of the summer blockbusters. Iron Man, Hancock, the Incredible Hulk, not even Wall-E for crimity's sake. Maybe I will watch them online, I do have a penchant for superhero movies. I will not, however, miss The Dark Knight. Point blank period.

I have a question that has been on my mind since I spent the day on Blackcollegewire.com: How much do you know about Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs)? Can you name three? How about seven? I get the feeling that the general public doesn't understand or know anything about them, which often leads to misinterpretation of their intent when and if a Black College actually does make the national stage. So, anyone out there have at least trivial knowledge of HBCUs? Have a question about them? I really am just curious.

4 comments:

The Brooklyn Boy said...

RE: HBCUs -- My younger brother seriously debated transferring to Howard (1), I know Grambling (2) had a really good football team with a legendary coach named Eddie Something-I'm-Not-Remembering and Morehouse (3) in Atlanta has many famous grads, including Spike Lee and MLK ... and I'm pretty sure Morehead State (4) was the inspiration for Drumline. But I could be making that one up.

DBaby said...

MOREHOUSE COLLEGE
Spelman College
Clark Atlanta University
Morris Brown College
Howard University
Dillard University
Tuskegee University
I could go on, but there's your seven lol. So, how was that personal day?

Lucky said...

Color me impressed, guys!

BB, Drumline (and Spike Lee's School Daze and others) was actually filmed on Morehouse's campus. Cool, huh?

And that personal day was great, matter of fact. Busy, but awesome nonetheless!

Bobby_2010 said...

Rust College
Claflin University
Paine College
Harris Stowe State
Bennett College
Bethune-Cookman University
North Carolina A & T
Tougaloo University
Clark-Atlanta University

And the list continues...but I digress