There’s Good News… And Then There’s Bad News

Bad News: The daily problems of an inconsiderate roommate and her equally inconsiderate friends (I want her – and them – OUT), wedding planning, and job stress. Is there no place of refuge for me? Consumed by ridiculousness and burned out…

Good News: The wedding date is officially set, we’ve booked the reception location of my dreams, and booked a chapel for the ceremony too! Next stop: Engagement photos!

I Want It So Bad I Can Taste It

Forgive me for not posting much content this week. School has me so STRESSED!!!!

*Edit: Okay, I guess I posted more than I thought I did since I had a few editorials queued up.*

Here’s why school has me stressed: I was scheduled to graduate in December 2010. One requirement for graduating seniors at Howard University is to have a senior interview to discuss courses taken and to confirm the graduation date. During my interview, my academic advisor told me that I would have to take another course, because one that I had already taken would not count toward both of my minor and school-wide requirements, only for my minor. Because of this, I had to go to school one more semester for one class.

At the beginning of the school year I was offered the Trustee scholarship and a Pell Grant, which would cover the cost of both the fall and spring semester tuition. I accepted the rewards. However, two weeks ago, I was informed that the scholarship and grant had not been dispersed to pay for my tuition because Continue reading

Wait Til I Get My MoneyRight

Oh what would I do with a million dollars, tax free…

First, I’d start paying my own rent. I feel so bad knowing that instead of saving up money and using it to enjoy his retirement, my dad is putting everything toward my rent and at one time was paying my tuition out-of-pocket. After my mom passed away, it got really hard to pay for school. Now that I’m about to graduate, I really want him to finally enjoy life and take vacations when he wants, remodel the house if he feels that it needs to be, or upgrade his truck if he desires to do so. I want to be able to take care of him the way he’s taken care of me. I’d use some of that money to send him on a vacation wherever he wants to go.

Next, I’d get my sweetie’s wedding band, my wedding dress, and set aside funds for our dream wedding. I’m one of those girls that has been Continue reading

Electric City!

It’s been two days without posts on the JPD. The first day was on purpose, I was running around all day for pre-employment checks at my new job and I was exhausted once I finally got home.

Yesterday, however, was an accident. I was actually going to post twice since I missed the day before. But the power went out in my apartment and just came on less than thirty minutes ago. My laptop only had an hour left of charge on it (I figured I’d conserve that), because I only had two bars left on my phone battery since my school sent me an excessive amount of text messages alerting me of the snowstorm I could already see outside and of the school closing.

I’ll post again today, but first I have to clean my fridge out since it defrosted over night and there’s water everywhere. Jolly good fun!

Dear Friend: What’s On Your Mind?

Today’s post a day/week topic:
Do you prefer to talk, text message, or a different communication method?

I’m the type of person who likes to reflect on her answer. I think before I speak. Something many people refuse to do in this day and age. I prefer to text and email because it gives me ample time to pose what I want to say in the way that I intend it to sound.

Even with friends and family members (the only exceptions being my parents and boyfriend), I would much rather write a letter, email, or text than talk on the phone. In-person is a different story… around friends, I talk TOO MUCH, at times making me seem a bit self-involved. Around family, I talk TOO LITTLE, therefore making me appear to be anti-social or apathetic in the eyes of some.

Taking the time to write it out (or rewrite) ensures that I don’t say too much or too little. I wish more people understood that I’m not trying to be rude when I prefer to email over talking on the phone. I just know that I excel in expressing myself through paper and pen… or in this case, blank document and keypad.

By the way, if you are the type of person who prefers to talk on the phone and you have a friend who is quite the opposite, it is utterly annoying when we text you and then you call us instead of returning the text (unless we told you to do so). Personally, I just don’t answer the phone when people do that with me. What if I was in a meeting? Or in class? What if I sent the message when I was at a stop light and I’m driving now? Okay, that was a lame example, plus I don’t drive anyway, but I hope you get my point.

And to lighten up the tension between me versus talkative phone lovers, here’s a funny comic from The Oatmeal illustrating 10 reasons to avoid talking on the phone. 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 10 are my favorites (pretty much all of them…lol). Hehe… I do 9 all the time.

Which communication method do you prefer?