...who toiled away for the last month, despite encountering a WICKED case of the "I-Can't-Do-This," yet still managed to complete research paper/essay she's been stressing and obsessing about since January?
...who escaped the C.S.S. in barely enough time to run home, order pizza for the kids, walk the dog, shower, change clothes, relocate keys, fight traffic to the University, park, wander the campus, then miraculously arrive five minutes early to lecture hall?
....who had the mind-blowing experience of presenting her work in person to her bona fide academic crush, who's career she's followed and admired since college, only to have said intellectual heavyweight read her essay during lecture break, and have said intellectual heavyweight comment that her essay and research were "excellent" in front of the entire class?????
....who had the opportunity to share, build, feedback with said academic crush for an hour after lecture ended, and was given the suggestion that she should seriously consider attending the Educational Tour of Egypt at the First World Conference being held in July???
Pepperdine University, February 13th, 2006
Yes!!! I DID IT!!!!!!!! I'm on such a high right now, 'caint nobody talk to me!!! I strolled up in here LATE as usual, and I'm walking around like "Dr. Smith, yo! He gave me props on my word skills, wha!?! whaaat!!! You can't even talk to me, son, I'm a literary gangsta, what what!!!!"
My mommy and sis were truly smiling down on me from above.
Full details to come!
(Shout out to Mwabi, SingleMom, One Cool Sis, Tam, Cocoa Girl, Sexy Petite Diva, Cinq, Jones, Auntie, Jude, the Ruff Ryders, and everyone who gave me love, encouragement, guidance, support, and positive energy during this process, especially when I caught the evil flu then had an emotional meltdown and didn't think I could pull things together in time)
Happy Valentine's Day, Blogger Fam!!!!
Supa's Playlist for Today:
Feelin' Good - Nina Simone
I 'Aint No Joke - Eric B. and Rakim
Hot Damn - The Clipse
I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
Fu-gee-la - Fugees
Samba de Bencao -- Bebel Gilberto
Umi Says - Mos Def
Everyday I Write the Book - Elvis Costello
Cleva - E. Badu
Dynamite - Ms. Dy-na-mit-tee-hee
The Life - Mystic
Run Into the Sun - N.E.R.D.S.
Touch the Sky - Kanye
Smile - 2Pac
Ether - Nas
The Specialist - Ali Vegas
Through the Wire - K. Weezie
The Next Movement - The Roots
Say How I Feel - Rhian Benson
Beautiful Struggle - Talib Kweli