The first time I heard about Freaknik was in my 5:30 Political Science Class. I had no idea what it could be, so I asked my teacher. She told me that Freaknik was when all the dominantly black colleges have their Spring Break and come to Atlanta to celebrate. Well, the last time Freaknik was held was in 1999. That was the last year because the college students turned the festival into a sprawling street festival that made many Atlantans angry and finally, city officials had to shut the festival down. Since this is the first year that the festival is back, and I'm eighteen, I wanted to go to Freaknik and see what it was all about. I brought up me going in English 1101 and other students in the class told me that I shouldn't go if I want to "live" to see next class, or if I don't want to get raped and/or killed. I tried to recruit students from class to come with me, but they all said no. I even asked Mr. Murray to go with me, but he denied. :( Freaknik is from April 14-18, and I guess I am going to have to miss it this year, but i will plan better and go next year!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
My favorite vacation would have to have been the most recent one I have been on. I went to Orlando, Florida with my best friend to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and my two nephews that I haven't seen in ten years. My best friend and I were bored one day and we decided that we wanted to take a road trip. My brother and I had just recently started talking again after ten years of not talking, so Margie (my best friend) and I thought that this would be the perfect road trip getaway. We quickly packed our bags and everything we needed to be gone for eight days and the next morning we were Florida-bound. While we were down there we didn't do much but catch up with family talk. My nephews, Dante, who is two, and Justice, who just recently turned eight, are the most amazing boys I know. One night we all decided to go mini-golfing. We turned what should have been a short, thirty-minute golfing trip into a three-hour long golfing adventure. It was so much fun. Even though while I was down there I did get a little homesick, I’m glad that my brother and I are now closer then ever, the vacation was a real success and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
As we all have heard, Facebook is taking over the nation. We went from Xanga to MySpace and now Facebook is the new internet fad. Facebook has helped familes come back together. Facebook has helped people who haven't talked in years; reunite. You can't just get on for five minutes, if you log on, you get hooked for atleast half an hour. Then when time passes, you look and try to think where it went. People have facebooks from 12 years old to 80 years old, from moms to dads, from brothers to sisters, so many people have a Facebook. Facebook is a way of finding out what someone is doing at all times. There is talk about charging monthly to use Facebook in June 2010. The question is, if people have to pay for it, will they still use it? is it that good of an idea. The Facebook inventor, Mark Zuckerburg, has got to be a multimillionaire. He recently got added to the "young genious" list. Many people have been brought together because of Zuckerburg website. And we can thank him for this addiction.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
My favorite movie would definitely have to be Pineapple Express. Pineapple Express is about a drug dealer (Saul) and a guy(Dale) that buys drugs from Saul and the crazy adventure they endure when they are the holders of the rarest marijuana known to man kind. Saul and Dale go from having a strict drug dealer/buyer relationship to hating each other, to being the very best of friends. The first time i saw this movie i thought it was stupid. The second time i saw the movie i could not stop laughing and about 3 minutes after i started watching it i fell in love and i just wanted to watch it over and over and over. So i did. Even until this day, i watch the movie at least twice a day. It will never get old to me, i know all the words by heart and i even quote parts of the movie on a daily basis. You could probably call it an obsession but i don't care, i love the movie. Somehow i ended up owning two different copies of the movie. I got one for Christmas and I bought one myself. The actors in the movie are perfect for the characters part's. The actors play their parts as if they were born to play that character. Pineapple Express truly is my favorite movie above all other movies out there.