Saturday, November 24, 2007

Just checkin' in...a few sips of tea

Hey bloggies....Just wanted to drop a few lines to let y'all know I'm still alive and kickin'. The academic plantation (UCLA) still has me on LOCKDOWN, but I'm learning how to balance MY LIFE with my SCHOOL LIFE. Believe me it's been a work in progress, but I'm starting to feel like a human being again.

I recently had a birthday and ushered in a new year of life (26 is the new 25, what you know about that!!). Although my b-day festivities were mellow and low-key, several interesting events transpired. For now I'm gonna be quiet about it, but let's just say I may have stumbled upon somebody I could really enjoy spending time with. Educated, attractive, sexy, strong, compassionate, giving, and determined...and with beautiful chocolate skin and a megawatt smile to match. We'll see what time will tell.

In the meantime, I want to share with you a birthday card I received from 2 very special people. I don't know who the author Melvina Young is, but I can say one thing...she DEFINITELY has a gift with words. Thanks Trent and Antonio for thinking of me and hooking me up with such a lovely card. Here goes:

Certain men have shoulders so strong,
you feel invited to just stop...
and lean for a while.

They have a quiet listening strength
that makes you feel heard
and a gaze so level,
you know that you are seen.

They are men whose arms are open
because their hearts are open.

Thank you for being that kind of man...
strong, generous, one to lean on.

- Melvina Young