Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Morning Edition - 5/3/06

Stuck In A Crappy Scene
An unidentified 20-year old man was found by an employee of Wal-Mart in Salisbury, Maryland, stuck to the toilet. Lt. Cheryl Rantz of the Salisbury Police Department says the man was taken to an area hospital. The man was found by the retail giant employee after he banged on the wall for several minutes. He is said to have become stuck after sitting on a toilet seat that was covered with glue.

Game Over
James Edwards Jr., 24 died after his friend Arthur Priestly, 29, argued with him about how to properly use his Playstation at a barbecue in Columbus, Georgia. Priestly pulled his shotgun and shot Edwards once in the chest. Priestly pleaded guilty to murder on Monday.

Church Seeks to Protect the Straight
Pope Benedict XVI asked for clarification on whether the church should allow condom use by married heterosexual individuals who have an HIV positive partner. Apparently if your partner followed current Catholic rules and became infected, either of you would be granted permission to now use condoms to protect the negative partner. Yo Benedict?! Brilliant idea. Here’s another idea: Everyone should be encouraged to use condoms and protect themselves and their partners from HIV infection – PERIOD.

On Blast
You had really incredible dreams for how your life would turn out and the amazing career and relationship choices that were in your future. Today, you realize your life has taken some odd and sometimes necessary turns. How is your reality different from your dream of how your life would turn out? Do you accept that maybe your present-day life serves a purpose or do you still seek to attain your dream of where your life should be? How different is your dream-life from your real-life?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

5 comments:

Tammy said...

First. Why are people sitting on public toilet seats? I didn't think anyone did that. Talk about playing russian roulette with your life.

Secondly my life is totally different than my vision. Nothing turned out the way I planned it. Oh wait...I didn't plan...I just assumed that everything I wanted to do would happen miraculously! After all I had talent...so the world will seek me out...right? NOT!

But, you know it aint bad...my boyz wouldn't be here if I had planned, I wouldn't have the friends that I have, and I would not have been Ma Deuce (mama no. 2) to so many of my sons friends who needed me. Sure, I'm not a famous dancer or super model (ok, maybe that wouldn't have happened, not at 5'4") but still, I have had many satisfactions in my life and some disappointments. But I have been continuously blessed...so I aint complaining.

petite morceau said...

My life has not turned out AT ALL the way I had envisioned it when I was a silly, naive teenage virgin...

The only good thing that has come out of my so-called "life" is my son. He gives me purpose and joy.

I look forward to the time when I become a grandmother; other than that, I'm just taking it one-day-at-a-time.

Cocoa Rican said...

I don’t think I actually had enormous dreams, visions or thoughts of how my life would turn out. Strangely, I thought I’d be dead before I was 30. Since I’m working on borrowed time, I’m content with the blessings I’ve been given. A super family, amazing friends, a pretty fair shake in the brains and looks department and the ability to adapt quickly to different situations. Although I would love to someday publish a novel, write for a trendy magazine and live in Puerto Rico, I realize some (if not all) of these dreams may never come to pass. So, in the meantime, I’m going to live life to the fullest and enjoy the years of my life I thought I never would experience.

Now, on the next go-round I want to come back a hot, smart , Rican boy who goes off to Morehouse College – gets his education and more black men than the law allows, graduates, writes for Time, Newsweek and People, while being a successful writer who gets two or three books published that end up on the NY Times bestsellers list. Of course, I’ll be “wintering” in PR….

caspar608 said...

Should there be an AIDS/HIV curriculum in school OR an isolated Vocabulary curriculum in school that would contribute the intellect of our children who may eventually find a cure for AIDS if they had the intellectualloy capacity to read and write.

This is a poll. I am ready to throw down with the Board of Ed in NYC. Apparently the Chancellor feels that it is important for children from the age of 5 up to receive a lesson in AIDS/HIV and how to prevent it. Frankly, that topic of AIDS is MY job to discuss with MY children - not the job of the Board of Education. This is a whole lot of politically correct smoke being blown up our asses and I truly feel that unless we DEMAND and FORCE the BOARD of ED to EDUCATE our children rather than allow them to play stupid fucking political games this country is going to be a complete MESS in the next 10-20 years.

Yes, AIDS has reached PANDEMIC proportions ALL OVER THE WORLD. Mostly due to the IRRESPONSIBILITY of many. But its my job to tell my children how you can get AIDS...not Mrs. Sherman the school health teacher. My 5 year old daughter doesn't need to know that if you have sexual intercourse without a condom you are at risk for AIDS. Or if you share a needle or if you have a blood transfusion.

The bottom line is, everyone seems to be more preoccupied with being POLITICALLY CORRECT for the benefit of all the "big people" than being academically correct for the client, which is the child.

Please let me know your thoughts. VOCABULARY LESSONS or AIDS LESSONS?

Did I think I would be fighting bullshit like this when I was a youngin? NO. Was this my dream? NO.

Tammy said...

I dont think my six year old grandchild would even understand the concept of sex, aids, and drug paraphenelia! But she would understand a-e-i-o-u and sometimes y.