Thursday, July 06, 2006

Morning Edition - 7/6/06

Just For the Theft of It
When 41-year old Joya Williams of Norcross, Georgia stuffed her work bag with the secret ingredients to Coke, the executive administrative assistant didn’t think she’d be standing trial for wire fraud and unlawfully stealing trade secrets. Now, the Coke employee, along with 43-year old Edmund Duhaney of Decatur, Georgia and 31-year old Ibrahim Dimson from New York will be standing trial before a federal magistrate judge in Atlanta. The three were allegedly attempting to sell the 411 on Coke to Pepsi.

Good Screenwriter; Bad Author
Tyler Perry has taken the stage and screen by storm with his chitlin-circuit-esque plays and movies. The African American community has taken the once homeless Perry from rags to enormous riches. Now, Perry has penned his first book, Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings, in the voice of his show-stopping thug-granny, Madea (southern slang for Mother Dear). To his credit, the book has a few funny moments, but overall, the writing is poor and the constant disclaimers to prevent Perry from being sued for what is obviously some wise advice given “old school” style, is sickening. His thoughts are scattered and Madea goes from no-nonsense grandma figure to moronic old lady. The best part of this experience was that I borrowed the book from the public library and didn’t spend the twenty-some-odd dollars to support this insult to Perry supporters.

Worn, Tired and In Need Of a Break
Okay, so I just got back from five days off and a really fun Fourth of July weekend and feel like I can use two weeks off on the Caribbean to chill and get it together. It seems I’ve burned the candle at both ends and am now an irritable, unsociable, chew-you-up-and-spit-you-out kind-of bitch! Not to worry…with age, comes a very good sense of self and the ability to steer clear – well, as much as possible – from people during these periods. Thankfully my wifey and I should be lying on a beach or cutting through the rainforest in Puerto Rico in less than a month – mama, I’m lookin’ forward to it! The new gig is going well. For the sake of those in my path… put your lighters up.

On Blast
What’s behind your name? Names sometimes have a history. Today we want your name and its meaning and/or history. Example: Adara – Noble in Hebrew. Now go on… tell us about your name. Give us a treat….what is the story of why you were given your name.

Keep passin’ the open windows…

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul" or "life". She was the wife of Geraint in Arthurian legend. No big secret to getting my name.....My Mom's name is Enid Margarita. She named me Enid and my sister Margarita. My Dad's name is Jose Antonio. My brother was named Antonio........I wonder if they had another would he be JOSE? :-)

Melissa said...
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Winnie said...

My name is Winona which is Sioux Indian for first born daughter and I am the oldest of 3 girls. I was named after my father, Willie.

Melissa said...

Melissa is Greek for "honey bee". It is also the name of a nymph that took care of young Zeus in Greek mythology. I got my first name from a character on the soap opera Another World that my mother watched. My middle name--Ann--was the first name of my great-grandmother, grandmother and the second eldest of my mother's five sisters.

Cocoa Rican said...

Hector...Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (Hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess". In Greek legend Hector was one of the Trojan champions who fought against the Greeks. After he killed Achilles' friend Patroclus in battle, he was himself brutally slain by Achilles, who proceeded to tie his dead body to a chariot and drag it about.

Good 'ole mom knew how to pull at the heart-strings when she told me the story of how she always dreamed of naming her first-born son Hector and even named all her male dolls Hector. My dad, in-turn wanted his first-son named after him, so I took on his middle name as my middle name.. Manuel. Hence the very-Latino, Hector Manuel

Tammy said...

Tamara is russian. In Russia it is pronounced Tamar. Means "palm tree" in Hebrew. Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah in the Old Testament. Also in the Old Testament, this was the name of a daughter of David. The name can also mean "spice" in Sanskrit. I was named Tamara because my mother liked the name.

Hector make sure you get your rest baby...cause you know you and wifey...gon act up in puerto rico.

Just Me said...

My name comes from parents continuing the legacy of their parents and other relatives, just as yours.

My nick name 'RoughRiderTito' comes from what I like to do....
RoughRider - Rough-Ride-Her because I am a sexoholic and my non-missionary style of satisfying. Tito – Well, they call all of us Tito. It means affection or little one and it is something held over from childhood, anything else?

Jeanine said...

Hey Blog Fam,

Sorry for the hiatus but Massa got me workin' :-)

My first name is hebrew and means gracious or merciful. My middle name Antoinette is french and means worthy of praise.

Glad to hear all is well with everyone!

All the best,
Jeanine

Tammy said...

Naw, JustMe...that is quite enuff.

Cocoa Rican said...

Yeah... I can't wait to get out there to PR!!! Lawd, momma C even said I can sleep with the wife, which is against family rules... go figure... it speaks volumes to what they don't know!! LOL

We really need to talk about Noah's Arc the DVD...we'll do that tomorrow.

Tammy said...

sleep with the wife...damn. chile she just desperate for you to be with any damn woman. just git a woman!!! well darling if you were going to get a woman...it would be marcia. cause she is the closes you are gonna get to a wife.

caspar608 said...

and she is drop dead gorgeous Hector so please rek-o-nize!!!!

Anyway, Mum wanted to name me Jennifer of all things. Dad would not have it so I was named Colleen which is gaelic for "girl".

I am generic basically.

KRISALMIGHTY said...

MY MOM WAS A VERY CATHOLIC PANAMANIAN LADY WHO'S NAME IS MANUELA CHRISTINA(TINA) RAYMUNDO AND SINCE MY DAD GOT TO NAME MY THREE OLDER BROTHERS SHE THOUGHT SHE SHOULD GIVE IT A SHOT. SOOO I GOT CHRISTOPHER RAYMUND AS MY FIRST AND MIDDLE NAMES.

Anonymous said...

My name is Tiffanie and it's of Greek origin, which means "revelation of God." Nowadays, when the name Tiffanie is mentioned, most people think of Tiffany & Co...I can't front, I do too at times. My parents are from the south and my aunt was tasked with naming me. She chose Stella (Latin for star)! I would have hated that name growing up, but now I think I would have been the dopest Stella ever!