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Archive for January, 2010

Sometimes being stupid is so smart…


Who says you can’t have fun just being you??   The world is a trip sometimes when it comes to portraying intellect. We as people often act as if we’re too sophisticated to do something that would be out of the ordinary.  Sometimes you gotta have balls. Sometimes you gotta push the envelope. Sometimes we have to make stupid decisions so we can live to tell about it.  Let’s get out of the whole “I’m smarter than that” view of situations.  When it’s all said and done, being smart may have the brains to think about it, but being stupid has the balls to actually do it…

“The stupid are the only ones brave enough to do what no one in their right mind would do. The stupid, you see, know there are worse things that failure-like not even trying. But try they do, tallying up the impossible odds and going ahead and doing it anyway”.   ~compliments of Diesel Clothing (which have the best clothes, by the way)~

L. Jones…

Fresh is the new black……here’s M.B.N.!

Hey there folks.  Here at S…A2D (that’s SiMpLe..aCcOrDiNg tO DaWnYeLe, for the slow pokes), we’re always looking for brand new eyes…well not literally, that would be gross.  AfroKittay and myself are always willing to pull some craziness out of our minds to deliver to the masses.  Needless to say, it sometimes gets difficult to keep everyone up to date with us and the things we think about.  So instead of just us two versus the world, we decided to add additional people to the mix.  Expansion is good, right?  The more writers for the blog, the merrier!!  Nonetheless, I want to introduce something fresh to the scene.  M@cieByNite is here to contribute her complete randomness to DaWnYeLe!  She has been rated one of the most random people in the world by leading magazines…ok I’m lying, but she is still cool as hell.  So enjoy the smooth sounds (or words) of the infamous M.B.N. (again for the slow pokes, that’s M@cieByNite).

L. Jones..

Who Dat!

Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints, NFC Champions!

Soles for souls.

The effects of the recent earthquake in Haiti have touched many people around the globe. The total loss of life is growing daily and the damage will effect the country in every way possible. I pray for the people of Haiti, and in my recent search for reputable orginazations accepting donations, I found a very cool way to help fulfill a basic need.

One of my fav online shoe stores desiger shoes.com.features an orginazation that’s accepting GENTLY WORN shoes to be sent to those in need. Haitian climate ranges from 72-85 degrees farenheit during the dry season, so please consider this when donating. A good sneaker or sturdy sandal would be ideal for wear in this climate, especially in larger sizes. More info on this cause can be found here

Peace folks. 🙂

AK

1/20/10,Update: text YELE to 501501 to contribute $5.00 to relief efforts. There will be a one-time charge to your mobile-phone bill, and you may donate up to six times. For more info visit Yele Haiti

Old School Ways, I Can Hear Ya Now..

Hi.  L. Jones back at it again.   I know, I know….it’s been a good little while since I contributed my knowledge to the masses but it’s been kind of crazy lately.   But alas, we are back in business with promise to our faithful readers.  AfroKittay and myself are going to share our thoughts more frequently and fluidly (if that’s a word…hmm…).   Anywho, here I am with a question to all…..remember the time we had no cell phones to tie us down to life?  Remember when the only thing we had to use was “the house phone”?   Remember this little gem pictured above?   It was one of the first mobile phones by Motorola.  Sure, it was like $2 dollars a minute with no night and weekends, but what the hell!   It was cool to have and we would only use it for “emergencies”.  My have things changed in the course of 13 years.   Now we can’t determine if we need touchscreen or pda, unlimited calls or free mobile to mobile, internet plans or unlimited texts.   Wow.  It has gotten so out of hand, there are 4 year olds with cell phones!  Do you know what I was doing when I was 4?  Exactly…I don’t remember anything at that age!  I guess what I’m saying is we need to take the time to remember how difficult it was get in contact with people-and that’s a good thing.  I declare everyone to devote at least 2 hours a day with no cell phone.  As difficult as it may sound, those couple of hours will provide us with a chance to focus our attention on what’s more important-ourselves.  A day without constant access and communication is a SiMpLe day.  It’s the new year….change one thing about yourself.

L. Jones…

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Hello people. Long time no convo. The holidays and the crazy that is this time of year got to be a little much, hence the unplanned hiatus. I’m back now, still sleep deprived and looney but here nonetheless. NYE came and went. What did you do? Can’t remember? Lol. I’ve been good, sober as a nun and quiet as a churchmouse trying to turn over a few new leaves. I don’t get into the practice of making new years resolutions, but I have promised myself that I will be making it a top priority to stay in good health. Your girl is a long time serial procrastinator, often neglecting to tend to all those little doctor’s appointments and health matters until a big flashing red flag peeks out and slaps me in the face. It’s a bad thing and it’s definitely gonna have to stop. 🙂 I realized yesterday (during my late-as-hell attempt to alter my class schedule) that January marks the beginning of the new year, a new decade, and also national cervical cancer awareness month.

*What is Cervical Health Awareness Month? The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, you may wish to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Some of the issues you may wish to highlight are personal stories of women and family members/caregivers battling issues related to their persistent HPV/precancer and/or cervical cancer. You may wish to highlight recent advances and research in the prevention, detection and treatment of cervical cancer or HPV. You can highlight the success of your local/regional early detection cervical cancer screening and treatment programs and human-interest stories on the importance of early detection, education and the emotional issues related to battling cervical cancer and HPV.*

Brothers, sisters, mothers and others, make sure the women in your life keep their health in check. Rock the turquoise this month, take a loved one to the doctor and educate yourself more on these issues, as they could one day be life-saving.

A.K.

Source:NCCC