Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thats like on Drumline right?!?

Battle of the Bands. WOW. When I tell you I love Atlanta, I LOVE ATLANTA. Let’s recap it from the beginning. Mind you we were almost late, not my fault I do NOT run on CP time. We walk into the Georgia Dome to a sea of people doing the wave actually. The one
thing my roommate had been talk about since we bought our tickets, and we missed it. So I go buy some overprices nachos, $6 to be exact and take my seat. Now about our seats. I might as well have a tuba in my hand and a band uniform on cause we were that close to the field. All I could think when I sat in my seat was “Man I wish this was a football game instead.” Not because I was bored but because the seats were that good. So first up is The Illustrious Clark Atlanta University. As much as Clark gets on my nerves when it comes to $$$ and 99 other problems at that school, we go hard for Clark. I was so proud of our band for holding their own. Shout out to Maya them Cymbals! The other teams came out and there were definitely some high points, like the 4 boys from Southern University who sang Boyz II Men’s End of the Road. I DIED in my seat. But anyways, after that Ludacris performed, which was exciting of course. What was even better was that he forgot the words to the second verse of “How Low” I died for a second time. So then the other set of teams, who all did great in their own right. But then there was FAMU. FAMU shut it down. They came out with what looked like about 4 million people. They were about absolutely amazing and definitely the show stealers. So after that performance there was a Michael Jackson tribute, of course, and that was the end of it. We ended off the night with a Marta ride back with and accompaniment from this crazy lady who talked about “PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE EQUILIBRIUM TO HAVE SELF-ESTEEM.” Uhhhhhhh, Im going to just end this blog with that.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

True Life :I'm A Shoe Addict Pictures, Images and Photos
I’ve never been one of those girly-girl types. When I was growing up I wore oversized t-shirts, I grew out of that Barbie doll phase real quick and I despised the color pink. I didn’t do the colored beads and what not cause my hair was going be sweated out by the end of recess. I played with all the boys growing up which is where I think my love of sneakers came from. I’ve always had a love for shoes. I know right what girl doesn’t. I was and still am a sneakers kind of girl. I can recall having a conversation with a friend of mine where I said, “I need to stop wearing sneakers and start wearing heels.” Why I said that, who the hell knows cause I'm not big a fan of heels or anything like that. I’m not breaking my ankle so some guy can look at me walking to class, no honey, sorry. But I just always loved sneakers. Growing up that was my thing. You might catch me in sweats with a white tee and my hair looking a mess but you could guarantee if I have on kicks, that they will be dope. I swear I’ve been in a billiondifferent brands of sneaker. I everything from had Reeboks to K-Swiss’s and Converses to New Balances. Member in 6th grade when Iverson came out with the Answer IVs came out? I had those, too. Then I hit high school and fell in love with Jordan’s. I can still remember the smell when I opened the Foot Locker box. They were the Air Jordan 14 (XIV) Retro Low’s in white, pacific blue and bright ceramic. [Excuse the colors; it’s the artist in me.] I still have those shoes to this day and I rarely wear them, maybe because of the sentimental value the shoe holds or cause I’m so worried about messing them up. From that day my love for Jordan’s transpired to an expensive (healthy) addiction. In high school when boyfriends bought their girlfriend bracelets and necklaces for Christmas, mine bought me Jordan’s. So lately I haven’t bought a pair of Jordan’s in almost a year and a half. GASP. I know, but it’s hard out here for a broke college student. But my love for shoes has never gone away and coming to Atlanta didn’t help it at all. Down here I’ve been exposed to shoes like Supras, the dopest Nikes you’ll ever see [Griffey’s, Air Max 95’s & 97’s, I could go on forever) Creative Recs, new balance MT580 and a whole different type of Asics, Asics x Patta Gel Lyte 3’s to be specific. Once I get some funds its, over. Damn I wish I got a refund check.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Race Roits: Where's the finishline?

As they say in The Wiz "HELLO WORLD". So I caught this film in class today called Kerner plus 40. Never heard of it? Don’t feel bad, neither had I. Let me inform you about it before I give you my opinion. The film deals mainly with the race riots of the 1960's. An event that we should all be familiar with despite the fact many are not. One part of the film that stuck out to me was when one of the white men being interview said "You can't report on something you don't know." This was basically directed toward why they do not go out and shot stories in non-white area. I think to say that is a completely idiotic statement. To me the man was basically making irrelevant excuses for why they do not head to black neighborhoods to report stories there. Last time I check news didn't have a color attached to it. MaybeI'm wrong? ..I highly doubt that. Call me naive if you'd like, doesn't bother me. But back to the movie. You could feel the pain through the voices of the black people who were being interviewed. I actually enjoyed the video surprisingly. I talk to my grandmother, (hey celetste!), about a lot of the racial issues that went on when she was my age so it will be interesting to mention this to her and see her insight. I think I understand why Prof. Estes-Sumpter wanted us to watch this film. As future black career holding individuals, we need to understand that outside of our support system, the world expects us to fail. The stereotypes have been places on us from day one, and I know you all know what I'm talking about. The more aware we are of what we will be up against when we graduate, the more ready we will be. The people in that movie would not have been successful African Americans if they the race riots and let what people said tear them down. Go against the odds and believe in yourself, despite what anyone else thinks.

"WHAT!! U got a blog"

I've never been big on blogs. Yeah, the girl who wants to be a journalist isn't big on blogs. I know right, go figure. So of course my luck, I had to make one for a class.  After being mad for about 3.56 seconds, I got over it. I had this mindset that "Oh I'm just going to do this real quick cause I have to." Wrong. I though this was going to be one more thing I did not feel like doing everyday. Also wrong. I thought I was going to cringe anytime I heard that we had to write another blog entry. Guess who's wrong once again.  I am falling in love with this blog quicker than I fell in love with my first pair of Jordans. Suprisingly, this is the second time this week thats happen to me. I broke down and got a twitter recently (follow me kids: @janae_andrews). I know, I know. I'm probably the last person in the world that didnt have a twitter, sue me. Alnyways, These are my thoughts, My words, My life. Welcome to Say Whats Real.

shoutout to D.Campbell for the intro title. Never know where your text message may end up.