Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Snow Day

Yes, it is one of those days. The ones we prayed for as kids, when we were dragged out of bed in the morning by our parents or in my case the alarm. Sadly, being Twenty *cringe* (I am still having trouble adjusting) it doesn't hold the same effect it used to. Although adults can still have fun right!

I am currently dog-sitting my best friend's dog. So today, after waking up to find i didn't have work or class, we went for a walk in knee deep snow. It was a lot of fun and a great work out. My friend's dog, Villa, is in love with the snow so she had a blast, as did I.

On the walk I was fortunate to see a giant igloo being made. It was pretty awesome. All over the place there were people using brooms to try and locate there cars as they dusted around. Happily, it is not over yet. We are getting even more snow now. I don't even know if I can get my car free it is so packed in there.

At six this morning there was six inches of snow covering my car. My car is white so it was completely invisible. It was really awesome. By the time I got in my car it was warm because I had started it while wiping it off. (That's just how long it took to brush off.)

So what is there to do on a snow day exactly. My typical nothing to do day goes like this...
1. Read
2. Write
3. Have TV on in the background
4. Walk the dog.
5. Order pizza (because there is no way you are going to drive in that snow jungle to get something to eat.)
6. Go on Goodreads and find a creative writing book that sounds interesting and read it.
7. Watch Friends from 3-5 on TBS
8. Get bummed when it is over and wish you were at home with your collection of Friends seasons so you could watch it.
9. Plan on editing your friends chapter that you promised to get back to her YESTERDAY
10. Drink pop because it is the only thing at your friends house that is drinkable.
11. Update your blog!

Well that is it what I have done today. For tonight I have only three things on my list. I have to edit my friends chapter, finish writing chapter nine of my novel, and then play Soul Caliber V.

That is right, I am in Chapter 9. I know last time I wrote I was only starting chapter seven but I am on the move and I hope to be at chapter ten by tonight.

Anyways, that's all I have for today. Word of advice: Embrace the child in you, opportunities pass you by all the time and make sure you take advantage.

Peace, Love, and Harmony.
Happy reading!

Kelley Lee

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Black History Month Everyone

Well today is the start of Black History Month, how exciting! I have to tell you I am a big supporter of this month. I still believe that racism, stereotyping and prejudice is still very at large here in America. Regardless of who has been elected as president.

I feel that it goes beyond Black-America and to all the minorities. How long ago has it been since Pastor Terry Jones oversaw a Qur'an burning because of  9/11? Please, tell me what the Qur'an had to do with the 9/11 attacks...Absolutely nothing! I would really hope that the land of the free would be beyond racial stereotyping and prejudice but, I still see it everyday. At my school or work, while grocery shopping or even driving. It's everywhere.

This February I am making a pledge to myself to stand up for any type of injustice I see. Whether it be in response to a racial slur or prevention of someone being made fun of. I hope that everyone will take this moment to really consider what we are facing today. The longer we stay segregated from one another the longer we are at war within ourselves.

Africa is a beautiful country and this month we take notice to all the people who have ancestry from this vast and wonderful land. This continent is as diverse, if not more so, than the very continent the United States lies on. I really believe that acceptance of all ethnicity's is possible. We just need to stop seeing the world through narrow lenses and open up our eyes to the people we are underneath our skin.

Black history month is always a time of celebration for me. There is not only the celebration of black history but, it's the month of love. (My best friends birthday also happens to be in this month too!) I know that with this added inspiration I will be sure to get a lot of writing done. Hopefully, I will have finished through chapter eleven by the time the month is completely over.

I hope you are recognizing your goals this month and making sure you put up a fight for what you believe in. There is nothing more important that standing up for yourself and those around you. It's what makes us stronger, standing together. I know Tamiko would never stop fighting for what she believes in, and I know there is at least a small part of that courage in all of us. So embrace your inner Tamiko and don't let your beliefs fall behind you. Say hello to anyone of any race. In fact, stop seeing people as black, white, Spanish, Asian, etc... all together. Just see the people.

This picture I am just adding because I saw it and thought it was funny. I do not mean to offend someone by posting this picture here. What I feel it is literally showing, is that the people being racist are small-minded. There is no difference in the brains of people based on where they come from, the only difference is when you choose to see something in a small minded sense. Being different is a way of life, if everything and everyone were the same or "assimilated" we really would be a depressed and sorry lot. The fact that we have differences makes us beautiful. So if you sometimes catch yourself in a small act of prejudice, take the time to mentally correct yourself. Life is about change, we change from a child to the time we are adults. It is how we grow, it is how we learn.

Happy Reading, Happy February, Happy Life!

Kelley Lee