Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Good-Bye World! You're SO Real Now...

Hello, Good-bye. I sooo apologize for my frequent absence of posts, but guys, while being an alumna of the real HU has it's perks, the world out here is VERY real (so real that loans must begin to be re-paid the week before Christmas, ok?) and Bad Girl must make a living.

Alas, it was so much fun being an undergrad (the naps, marathons of Big Love on HBO, the HUB, did I mention the naps?), but that time is over and I am currently searching under every rock in New York for a job in media so my posts will be even more infrequent.

But before I go I decided to give you guys a survival guide, for those rough BGG-less nights!

BGG Summer Survival Guide:

5) Yahoo! Messenger:

The absolute only way to contact me. I am normally invisible, as I am supposed to be looking for jobs. But if you IM me, 99% of the time I'll respond.

4) Mossimo @ Target:

Some call it an addiction, I prefer passion. Since I've been home I've scored 2 of the cutest dresses I've bought in a long time AND the most perfect Jackie O. meets Nicole Richie shades. Perfection. Don't sleep on so-called discount stores!

3) T-Mobile Sidekick i-D:

I want the pink one. If you love me, you'll deposit the $99 + sales tax into my bank account. Now.

2) Strawberry Lemonade Frap @ Starbucks:

I've given up all drinks except water in an attempt to stop drinking my calories and lose a few pounds. Order one, take a sip, then pour a little out for the homie Whitney.

1) New York Biatches:

I'm moving there. Come see me if you visit.

Til Next Time!
Whitney

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hello World! It's Me Whitney :)

So, I'm not dead, on bed rest or trapped under a 2 ton boulder. But I have been going to school, pulling double-duty in the part-time job department, ceding student organizational power and getting my ish together for my....drum roll please....GRADUATION!!!

Yes, ladies and gentle-man, I am officially an alumna of Howard University! Class of 2007, please stand up! And, to make things enormously better, Oprah Winfrey aka my Shero, was the Commencement Speaker!

Besides being her usual fabulous self, she was wonderfully inspiring. When President Swygert presented her with the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree, she cried beautifully stating that that the honor meant more to her than others because it came from her own :)

Her speech was poignant and exactly what I needed to here. The most memorable quote came in the very beginning when she told the crowd (over 27,000 including visitors in "remote viewing locations") that parents and grandparents all dream a dream for us, no matter how small. Her grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee, told her to grow up and "get you some good white folks to work for." Oprah told us that she only wished that her grandmother had lived to see that she sure does "have some good white folks working for her." Ballin!



Beyond that, she spoke of working as a news anchor for 8 years, even though she hated it. She stayed partially because of her father, who told her that she'd never make $25,000 in one year if she quit. The network hated her work, telling her that she was too much and threw her on a talk show, just to run out her contract. From there she was brought to AM Chicago (later the Oprah Winfrey Show) and the rest, as they say, is history.

She warned us not to worry about finding our perfect job (great because I tend to obsess over this!) and to just be ourselves which allows us to find what we truly love.

Already determined to let the world know what's what, I am now infinitely more determined to do me and let all the success and happiness I can stand shower over me! Thanks Oprah!

I promise not to stay away so long :(
Whitney