Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A List of A Few Things Mr Metro

Please read the list if you are an inconsiderate METRO rider...

~My foot is not the rest for your luggage...
~Takoma METRO Station elevator is not a toilet, please behave accordingly...
~If the train car appears to be crowded, please do not assume there is room for one more person - you...
~If you are tall, please hold the rails on the ceiling of the train not the side rails, where shorter people can reach and hold on not fall like the old lady did because your ignorant, inconciderate and inept behind wanted to stand in the middle of the car...
~If you ride during rush hour and you have loads of children, please hold thier hands so they do not get lost in the crowd of people then proceed to scream at the top of their lungs because they are scared and lost, its not cute Mama...
~If you have a body odor, please do not attempt to cover it up with an entire bottle Nautica Cologne and make everyone's eyes water in the train because you stink!...

Your PROMPT attention is appreciated!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Are you connected?

This weekend I spent three days with some phenomenal women which helped to put things into perspective. I am a member of Gamma Gamma Chi Sorority Inc, which is a group of women that strive for the pleasure of Allah(swt) through sisterhood, scholarship, leadership and community service...Which means to me- do everything in life with that purpose. I socialize with them, work in the community with them and collaborate with them during my usual day to day life. This sorority has been one of the best things that I could been blessed with. I have found some women in which I can grow and develop with.

So, during this weekend I reconnected with friends that I have not seen in years and some friends that I only see during this conference. I truly enjoyed myself as I do always. We sat, laughed, shopped and enjoyed the time together. I was reminded by "Ummie" that we as young people do not rely on our elders in the community for anything...Not for advice, not for help, not for anything. So I ask, are you using your community connections, I know I am not using all of mine...BUT I WILL! Will I be calling you?!?!

Are you connected?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


It is so close to 2010 that I can smell it. My husband and I were discussing future goals and attempting to get ready for the new year. My mother told me that whatever you do on New Year's Day you will do for the rest of the year...Well, I am getting busy and focusing on Sankofa. Sankofa which is an Adinkra symbol meaning "Return and Get It". The meaning is special to me because of one lady that I know who taught this principle at Friendly High School where I served a sentence as a high-school art teacher for 6 1/2 years(which incidentally made me quit teaching all together). Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not the sentimental type but this image has been popping up in my head lately and I am in need of going back and regrouping from the successful leaders from the past...So in 2010 I am reinventing, remolding and restructuring myself. Anyone else down?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More for the Metro

Recently, stupid people have been overflowing the metro with their extreme dumbness. When the chimes ring...and the lady says doors closing...that does not mean to run and squeeze your fat keister into the door... I have personally witness in the last week 7 people doing this. Now, metro riders- we do know that if the doors get jammed because your stupid tail squeezes in or the doors can't close because your body was the one that made the train overflow- WE ALL GET TO BE LATE TO WORK BECAUSE THEY OFFLOAD THE ENTIRE TRAIN. Offloading for those who do not know, takes 10 minutes. First they make you get off, then they walk the entire train to be sure no one else is on, then we get to stand out in the cold and wait for the next over-crowed train to come and do this dance all over again.

Now for the Funny-
This morning, at Union Station, this STUPID OVER 40 FAT WOMAN- (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) squeezes on to the train and pushes everyone who is standing forward. There was a woman who almost fell in the process. Miss FAT over 40, then says "Everyone needs to suck it in because I am pressed against the cold door." You know me, I said to her-"Maybe we have 1 too many people on this car." The train car was immediately in an uproar of laughter, as this woman give me the evil eye. She must not know that all Hijab wearing Muslimah's have not always been the pious looking Muslimah's and I was raised in the city of cuss you out on demand. She continued her evil stares until I said to her "Honey, Do NOT let this scarf fool you." With my DC "GRIT STARE" and eye roll. I know, I should be sorry, but as Steve Harvey says" He ain't through with me yet" I wonder if the people who push the folks on the trains in Japan get the evil eye from the squashed passengers?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

And you call yourself a Christian, WWJD Then?

I am over the "I'm a Christian" as a response from someone who is getting confronted because they are wrong. If you are such a good "Christian" then learn your book and find out what it says about your behavior-about causing problems for others, about holding grudges, about being spiteful and vindictive, about encouraging people to do things that are not pleasing...

If you are such a "Christian" it would show and not need to be said in defense. At the end of the day if there are issues all around you, you are the common denominator and maybe YOU should reevaluate YOURSELF.

I am SICK of the hypocrisy of it all!

Don't accuse me of being week when I stand firm in silence while you make a complete ass of yourself. Don't accuse me of being docile, when in-fact you are doing the same thing that you accuse others of doing. No matter what you tell people, there are three sides to a story and eventually people will learn that the common denominator and antagonizer is you.

So good "Christian" go study your own book and learn what it says about those who create mayhem and mischief- sounds like the work of the adversary, don't be a stupid as to be his vessel of destruction and demise. Learn about forgiveness and how to seek the forgiveness of others. Learn how to be a good example of your faith and learn that your actions will be judged by the best of judges, the one who sees what you do in the dark, the one who knows your intentions no matter what you say-

I fear him and you should too...He is the most merciful and forgiving and also the best judge and vindicator!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

When is Ramadan in 2009?

Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Thursday, the 20th of August.

Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Ramadan may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.

The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America for the celebration of Ramadan. Note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted by many, but is still being hotly debated.