May 26, 2006

The Cookie Thief

A woman was waiting at an airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shops.
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be.
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies and watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice, I would blacken his eye."

With each cookie she took, he took one too,
When only one was left, she wondered what he would do.
With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, as he ate the other,
She snatched it from him and thought... oooh, brother.
This guy has some nerve and he's also rude,
Why he didn't even show any gratitude!

She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.

If mine are here, she moaned in despair,
The others were his, and he tried to share.
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.

May 25, 2006

bad teeth

i was watching the first woman to have a face transplant....
and i noticed she had terrible teeth
I was just wondering why it seems people in europe have bad teeth
do they have dentists? im sure they do...but it must not be a very
profitable line of business...

May 23, 2006

How much for a blue-eyed boy

Ryan, the other day on the radio was asking if we had a choice would we choose our children's sex...and what if science advances, would you choose their features...actually for $19k I think you get to select the sex now...hmmm...interesting

Is this science against God...or science because of God...

Kinda like stem cell research, it seems this could be a touchy issue...everyone had their reasons for wanting to do it or not wanting to do it. One lady called in. She wished she'd done it because her husband was the only boy and they only had girls but now he's dead and no one will carry the name...i wonder why people are always concerned with carrying on someone's name

It seems so weird that years ago, we were actually discussing this in my biology class in high school and here again, the subject pops up. It seems the lines between what is right and what is wrong is getting blurry and so im confused

Do I really want to pick my child's feature>
Okay let's see. I want a hazel-eyed, 6'7" caramel skinned boy as my first child that can roll his tongue

Would it be regulated? Who would even regulate it?
the quota for hazel-eyed boys has been reached. there's just one more slot for a red-eyed boy. Would you prefer that one?

How much would it be priced?
there's a discount today if you want your baby to be dark. we had to increase prices on honey toned because the demand exceeded the quota

I guess it could start getting weird.

I think I'll stick to the old ways and let things happen naturally praying that God according to His Will will answer my prayers

I really wonder if we're pushing science too far. Seun is about to start on her PhD with this stem cell stuff. I guess I'll ask her opinion when she's 2yrs into whatever she's doing. Im not really into it. Almost like I dont really want to know so much...like Im afraid....afraid of what? weird
I think I'll call her today so she can explain some more about her research to me

would i really want to pay money to change the supposedly natural course of things? pimp my ride, and while you're doing that, pimp my baby too....

would I barter?
madam it's $10k....is that your last price?

Sometimes I even wonder if it's wrong that Im pro-choice. I was thinking that Im pro choice and pro life. I can be both right? But then I started to analyze and over analyze and I guess if I had to choose, it would be pro-choice. I want the baby to live but ultimately I feel each person must make their own decision. I really do think that's the way Christ would do it. I mean we're not forced to be christians even though it's the right way to be, we are given a choice and the choice ultimately affects your life

Everyday is full of choices...the choice to come to work and voluntarily slave my days away (volunteer slavery as cousin B calls is)...the choice to eat a snicker icecream bar while watching what I eat...the choice to constantly read blogs when I should be working on a proposal...

May 22, 2006

ATIKU

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Allegedly scamming a Virginia businesswoman could prove to be a major mistake for a Democratic congressman from New Orleans.


The FBI revealed Sunday that Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), under investigation for bribery, was videotaped accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an FBI informant whose conversations with the lawmaker also were recorded. Agents later found the cash hidden in his freezer, according to a court document released Sunday.

At one meeting captured on audiotape, Jefferson chuckles about writing in code to keep secret what the government contends was his corrupt role in getting his children a cut of a communications company's deal for work in Africa.

As Jefferson and the informant passed notes about what percentage the lawmaker's family might receive, the congressman "began laughing and said, 'All these damn notes we're writing to each other as if we're talking, as if the FBI is watching,'" he told the businesswoman, who was wearing an FBI recording device.

Jefferson has not been charged and denies any wrongdoing.

As for the $100,000, the government says Jefferson got the money in a leather briefcase last July 30 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Arlington. The plan was for the lawmaker to use the cash to bribe a high-ranking Nigerian official — the name is blacked out in the court document — to ensure the success of a business deal in that country, the affidavit said.

All but $10,000 was recovered on Aug. 3 when the FBI searched Jefferson's home in Washington. The money was stuffed in his freezer, wrapped in $10,000 packs and concealed in food containers and aluminum foil.

Two of Jefferson's associates have pleaded guilty to bribery-related charges in federal court in Alexandria. One, businessman Vernon Jackson of Louisville, Ky., admitted paying more than $400,000 in bribes to the lawmaker in exchange for his help securing business deals for Jackson's telecommunications company in Nigeria and other African countries.

The new details about the case emerged after the FBI searched Jefferson's congressional office on Capitol Hill Saturday night and Sunday. The nearly 100-page affidavit for a search warrant, made public Sunday with large portions blacked out, spells out much of the evidence so far.

The document includes excerpts of conversations between Jefferson and an unidentified business executive from northern Virginia. She agreed to wear a wire after she approached the FBI with complaints Jefferson and an associate had ripped her off in a business deal.

Jefferson's lawyer, Robert Trout, said in a statement that the prosecutors' disclosure was "part of a public relations agenda and an attempt to embarrass Congressman Jefferson. The affidavit itself is just one side of the story which has not been tested in court."

The affidavit says Jefferson is caught on videotape at the Ritz-Carlton as he takes a reddish-brown briefcase from the trunk of the informant's car, slips it into a cloth bag, puts the bag into his 1990 Lincoln Town Car and drives away.

The $100 bills in the suitcase had the same serial numbers as those found in Jefferson's freezer.

While the name of the intended recipient of the $100,000 is blacked out, other details in the affidavit indicate he is Abubakar Atiku, Nigeria's vice president. He owns a home in Potomac, Md., that authorities have searched as part of the Jefferson investigation.

The Jefferson investigation has provided some cover for Republicans who have suffered black eyes in the investigations of current and former GOP lawmakers, including Tom DeLay of Texas, the former majority leader.

Republican Randy "Duke" Cunningham of California, a Vietnam-era jetfighter ace, was sentenced in March to more than eight years in prison for accepting bribes on a scale unparalleled in the history of Congress.

May 18, 2006

Sacrifice

As I walked up the sidewalk toward the university, I noticed a lone bike rider struggling up the steep grade. Suddenly, the chain slipped and the rider lost momentum and began to roll backwards. She caught herself in time to avoid a spill and I watched her climb off and slump down next to the bike. As I got closer, I could tell that she was crying. “Tough break,” I thought as I glanced at my watch and noticed that I only had five minutes until my first class. I quickly picked up my pace and started up that same hill.

As I walked, I remembered the time as a kid when I was trying to fix my first flat tire on my bike. Even though he was in a suit and leaving for work, my neighbor saw me and came over to help me fix the tire.

After a few more steps, I turned and walked back toward the woman who was now struggling to wipe away her tears. “Can I help?” I asked as I approached. “Know anything about stupid bikes?” she replied. I looked the situation over and was quickly able to return the chain to its proper position. “Looks like this was tangled in the sprocket,” I said holding up the greasy remains of a weed. A slight smile cracked through her tear-streaked face. “Thanks for helping me,” she said as her smile began to grow. “No problem,” I replied as I turned and started back up the hill.

Even with grease on my hands, the uphill walk seemed easier with the joy of actually helping to make someone’s day a little brighter. It was worth being a few minutes late.

"The values we live by are worth more when we pass them on...."

May 11, 2006

Who wants to die?

When will the sleeping giant wake up?

I've been hearing a lot abut OBJs third term agenda (tta). I've been wondering how exactly he's going to pull it off but with the recent inanities displayed by our elected officials, I really do believe this joker will get his way.
How ridiculous!!!

I'm gung-ho for wanting to turn Nigeria around...save the world in the process... (maybe due to my birth order) but I feel powerless and it is not a feeling I enjoy. How would I pull this giant from the depressing abyss it has sunk into....how would I do it? Where would I start from? Who would support me? I used to be quite vocal about wanting to become the President (or the President's wife) because I felt that would be the only way to effect change. Ije told me there would be bloodshed. When I talked to daddy, He said "My dear, Nigeria is not for you" and he gave this derisive laugh. He went to Nigeria years ago wanting to make a difference. "Baby, those people dont want to change anything since they're profitting from the situation." This is so depressing. I remember Didi talking about she knows her father did this and that and whatever, it's the way the country is...kai...I wanted to dash her cheeks five hot fingers...*hiss*. Even Moha saying he was sad his uncle died but happy for Nigeria...he knows his uncle did so many bad things, things that his family is still profiting from....I think he just told me that...just to tell me
Everyone is starting an NGO, trying their best to do what they feel is best...I want to hop on the bandwagon too. Actually I already did. God let me and my sister Seun do the right thing. Lead us to the right people. I dont want to be an organization that starts off and becomes one of many. God please help us to be strategic in what we do. We have to start from the bottom and re-train society. We have to try to influence the mindset of little children so that they dont grow up to become tyrants and believe they are justified in being so. And the children of some of these tyrants need to try and take a stand. It's like an ongoing vicious cycle. Only a select few want to retain control

I dont believe in Democracy. I wish I could take over. I know absolute power corrupts absolutely but all we need is ONE person to be true to themselves, ONE person willing to fight against the odds and start to make changes no matter how little. But with so many different people with their hidden agendas in this farce that we call democracy, I dont see how the country will move forward.

I spoke with Laolu last year. He was feeling rather patriotic after his visit home. I'm not sure he's too serious. I told him something that I'd finally realized. You must be willing to die to effect change. Slavery in America, Apartheid in South Africa....if we knew we had nothing else to lose I believe we would become a more effective people. But who wants to die? Is my conviction that strong? Is there another way? People keep saying things will get worse before they get better but the worse has passed...I mean we are way beyond "worse".

Maya Angelou said "If you dont like something, change it. If you cant change it, change your attitude, dont complain"...aint that the truth. All we do is complain. All I do is talk about how ridiculous things are as I pull my hair out in frustration and allow my bp to rise. How many petitions will be written...all we do is complain. All I do is vent, vent, vent...I feel like King Solomon in Ecclesiastes...well maybe not...

Decisive action must be taken. A better question will be am I willing to lay down my life for Nigeria. Can I work to do all that is within my power to do and know that the worst they can do is take my life? Will it even be worth it? Oprah said she believes that women are the ones that will save Africa...SAY IT SISTA...it is what I believe

DiamondHawk for President!

May 7, 2006

THE KISS

I met him. He leaned over. I wrote a poem about it.


Warm drenched vibrations
Cascading down my temple
Engulfing me in a sultry cocoon
Illuminating the trail to my heart
Succulent petals exalting me
My moans ecstatically exclaim sweet eulogy
Succumbing to your oral supremacy
Quivers epileptically tripping down my spine
Hushed appraisals with diamond-glistened eyes…
Sizzling pants intermingling…
Tongues ambitiously devouring…
Sparks flying…
A volcanic creation…
The epitome of me masterfully being set ablaze

©DiamondHawk

May 2, 2006

Lost (spoken word 2005)

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