-The term “got pregnant” annoys me. It makes it sound like a woman was walking down the street and all of a sudden pregnant jumped on her. Or like she went to the mall, purchased it, came home and said, “Look what I got! Pregnant!” The term “got pregnant” completely takes the man out of the equation. How convenient…
-I really want a camcorder. Wouldn’t it be great if I posted a few video blogs every now and then? I’d be a star!
-What was I doing this time last year? This is a thought that came to me suddenly. I think I was talking to the Trini brother. (If any of you used to read my marriage blog you know who I’m talking about). I wonder whatever became of him…I hope he found someone.
-Speaking of men, I miss my hubby. I try not think about it but how can I not?
-My golden shoes are cute. My friend calls them Dorothy shoes. (You know Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz):
-Tomorrow, insha’allah I’m going to the NAACP job fair. Maybe I’ll find something…insha’allah. I know it sounds corny and maybe you’ve heard it before but when you go for a job interview they’re not just interviewing you, you’re interviewing them. I’ve gotten a lot bolder over the years and I ask them tons questions. I like job fairs because sometimes you can get on-the-spot interviews.
-Subhanallah, yesterday gas was at $3.73. I went out today and discovered it has gone up to $4.07! Yes, my car gets 30 miles to the gallon but still…I need to find a job that is close or on a bus line. This is madness!
-I have not completely gone green but I’ve decided to contribute in my own little ways. Here is my latest green contribution:
-I need some more Nasheed Hip Hop. (Real Hip Hop not the dated 80s sounding Nasheed Hip Hop). I hope Poetic Pilgrimage comes out with a CD soon. Is anyone else a fan? I love these sisters! They’re representing hijabis, converts, Muslimahs and the essence of Hip Hop. AND they’re Jamaican-descent Brits. What more can I ask for in an artist?
-Question: Will you take a vacation this summer or are the gas prices keeping you close to home?
As for me, insha’allah, I’ll make a trip to Ohio and maybe one to Chicago. That’s about it. More than likely, insha’allah, I’ll take the Mega Bus even though it’s hood because it’s like $25-$30. Now I know you’re wondering, Jamerican, how is the Mega Bus hood? Okay, the bus itself maybe not be hood but some of the people who take it are. Let me tell you about my Mega Bus experience last summer:
Disclaimer: I’m a Chicagoan to Chicago ends BUT let’s be honest, some of the people from there are a little hood. (And I’ve already admitted that I’m a little on the Bourgeois side so there you have it).
The Mega Bus picks you up from certain locations in your city. It’s not like Greyhound where you actually have a bus depot. Everyone who takes it must wait at a bus stop like you’d do for any other bus. As we waited for the bus to pull up, several teenage girls forced everyone to endure an hour of loud conversation peppered with curse words and insults towards each other (including calling each other the b-word.) I also learned what parties were crackin’ in the Windy City courtesy of another group of 20-something girls and their boyfriends. I knew it was going to be a long ride. A quick glance from my mom and sister (also Bourgeois queens) let me know they were thinking the same thing.
Once we had been on the bus for about 4 hours, the bus driver announced that we’d be stopping at Popeye’s Chicken for 45 minutes. This elicited a round of applause from several people on the bus. One man yelled out “Now that’s what I’m talkin’ bout nigga!” However, the driver took a wrong turn and we got lost. Why did he do that? People began yelling and cursing at him. He responded by yelling back into the mic:
“Y’all niggas need to shut the hell up! Ima get us back on track so sit down and stop makin’ all that racket!”
He eventually found his way back to I-90 but was unable to locate Popeye’s Chicken. Once again people starting cursing at him. They were upset that we had to stop at a complex with Subway/Taco Bell/Pizza Hut. He cursed back at them. The rest of the ride was pretty uneventful for my sister and I but I can’t say the same for my mom. She was sitting next to a Katt Williams look alike who was trying to desperately to get her to go out on date with him once we arrived in Chicago. My sister and I thought it was funny. My mom was not amused. Needless to say, I was VERY happy when we pulled in front of Union Station.
But $25-$30 for a ROUND TRIP bus ride? You can’t beat that!