Clearly my math was wrong (regarding U.S. time) in my post written during my study break. 2am my time is 10 pm ya’lls time, as indicated by me later saying that waking up at 8am would really be waking up at 4am. Let this be the reason I’m a journalism major… and let that be the reason I know to retract erroneous statements. I’d go correct the post via tumblr, but I...
When the wind changes directions, there are those who build walls and those who...– Chinese Proverb
I would go through a gauntlet of five airport metal detectors every time I flew...– Thomas Friedman
The Right and Proper Method of Snot Disposal
Earlier today (much earlier, because our clocks have moved back 3 hours- and I’m basically running on fumes) was a bit rough. Between class, trips I had signed up for and no longer wanted, and the amount of reading I have for each class - I was two steps away from calling it quits. Bad days have to happen. Today was mine. However, God opened up the skies and said, “Brandi, go to your...
Perhaps paradise doesn’t present as well in the rain.– Scott Sernau
A revolutionary consciousness had to be cultivated before a true revolution...– Scott Sernau
Ten Years Later... and I Finally Get It
So, it’s 2am on board (typing that just caused a major moment of panic, I just remembered that we lose another hour tonight-meaning I need to be asleep because I have a 9:20). I’m up doing reading for class and someone makes the comment that they remember learning this stuff in 8th grade. The beginning of my Global Studies course talks about Marxism, Idealism, Realism, etc. Now,...
He said he likes the way “us Philly girls” talk. Mind you, I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina and (only) attending school in Philly. I should have hit em’ with Philly slang all the way and said, “Na young boul. You got me chopped.”
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You can change the world. Don’t let anybody tell you different. You are some of...– Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu (He spoke briefly during an extra long lecture we just had on board. Did I mention he was traveling with us?)
Dear Lord, Guide My Ship
How could I forget to mention that we had porkchops for lunch today? My Man God is definitely El Capitan!
What Life on Board Has Taught Me
-Treating people as you want to treated is still a selfish decision. Thus, disregard the Golden Rule and realize it’s not about you. Instead, treat people as THEY want to be treated. -Being polite does not equate to being respectful. Saying please and thank you to your waiter, but leaving a huge mess (because, after all, “cleaning up is what waiters get paid to do”) demonstrates...
Generalization: Canadians are Weird
Canadian Bouncer: Wasup?
Me: Whatchu mean?
Canadian Bouncer: (looks at me awkwardly) I didn't say anything to you.
Me: Yes you did. You just said... (gets cut off)
Canadian Bouncer: What? Are you not used to people speaking to you?
Me: (rolls eyes and walks away before keeping it real goes wrong)
Internet service on board is basically...
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Switch That Up
This is my “I’m in a bed and tomorrow I’ll be on a boat, I feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman and legitimately just clapped to see if the lamps would turn on” face.
even my penmanship throws thoughts overboard into a black ink sea and how...– Saul Williams
Day 30: A letter to yourself, tell yourself...
Dear Beautiful Brown Girl, You love being called that. I know. Hey. Though you didn’t apply mascara today, I’m sure your eyelashes look regal. Mad superficial, right? So what. I want you to know that I’m proud of you. It’s one thing to say that you’ve spoken something into life and wait for the evidence of such action. It’s another thing to exhibit doubt when...
Don’t cross me just because you can’t nail me.– Queen GodIs
What She Was Wearing
(via burrrittanie:goodpoetry) this is my suicide dress she told him I only wear it on days when I’m afraid I might kill myself if I don’t wear it you’ve been wearing it every day since we met he said and these are my arson gloves so you don’t set fire to something? he asked exactly and this is my terrorism lipstick my assault and battery eyeliner my armed robbery boots I’d like to...
Coby clearly doesn’t want people to find his tumblr (or twitter, for that matter). Hence, him constantly changing his name/tumblr url. Brit, get your friend. One last thing. “I will live until I die.” #wordto Ebonie Jenkins. [hehe]
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As you can see, I only have one day left in this challenge. They’re located all over people’s tumblr, though. So, I’m picking up a new one starting tomorrow, which I found here. I try not to read the questions/days posting idea in advance, so if the answers are redundant, I sowwy.
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A friend once said, and I found to be true, that everyday people, they lie to...– Lauryn Hill (via missdavida)
This world is a classroom, and most of you take naps on top of your textbooks,...– Ocean
Day 29: Something you hope to change about...
My punctuality, or lack there of. My carelessness as it relates to being on time translates to a disrespect for other people’s time. In my mind, anyway. I’m late for class. Thus, I clearly don’t respect the time my teacher is putting towards teaching me. I’m late for work, thus I clearly don’t respect the schedule of my coworkers waiting for my arrival so they can...
Day 28: What if you were pregnant or got someone...
I actually have an answer to this via part of a poem I wrote some months back: “Dear God, …I promise to remove the burden that I’ve placed alongside your blessing To carry patiently And celebrate each day as if it were Christmas Knowing that 9 months is the amount of time it takes to unwrap the gift of life I will not falter in my decision due to an Earthly father For if...
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.– Saint Augustine (via fuckyeahglobetrotters) (via burrrittanie) - - - - - Come December, the pages in my passport will testify to just how well read I am. Yay!
Making the Right Provisions
“You have insurance for death, but do you have assurance for what happens after the point of death? Have we made better provisions for our flesh than for our spirit? God isn’t giving us time to enjoy living but to prepare for what happens once the living is over. Some of us have gotten so good at walking in the dark that we can move around obstacles without the light of Jesus Christ....
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe,...– Stuart Chase
There’s no reason for the establishment to fear me. But it has every right to...– Huey Newton (via misspoetic)
Hip hop is realizing the kid you just met on the school bus spitting your...– Robert Moore (via misspoetic) » on that note, #wordto Zay