Tuesday, July 02, 2002, in his sixth attempt to break a world record, Steve Fossett successfully completed his solo trip around the world in the Bud Light Spirit of Freedom . Now it’s time to land. Strong winds prevented the intended landing last night at sunset. Mission Control (at my alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis) predicts a 4pm (CDT) landing today.
Mr. Fossett is a very determined man; six times was his charm. No wonder the 58-year-old Chicago investor is a millionaire.
For detailed information about Fossett and the Spirit of Freedom, visit the official website: http://www.spiritoffreedom.com
“These people actually thinking that dirty ain’t got skills / Dirty, Nelly got skills…almost as many skills as KRS had deals, now how that feel? / He callin me commercial rap, who did commercials first? / Who the one was drinking Sprite? like obeying his thirst? / Making money for the same man who’s kids buy my album / You tell me what’s the difference ya’ll please I ain’t found none …. Dirty stop faking, ’cause you got dreads that don’t make you Jamaican / Who’s ya faking? matter fact dirty you flaking…”
“That was a nice try Nelly, I don’t mean to be bold / But put that ‘Hot in Herrre’ bull-ish on hold / And let’s get down to the fact of the matter / In the dictionary under wack rap- you the rapper! …You just too stupid to see / I was made on the streets and you was made on MTV/How you gonna talk about my nose to attack me? / When you steady guzzling those pills for your acne? / My nose comes from a line of kings/Your acne comes from you eating the wrong things… I tell ya, it don’t take me to say / Don’t buy your album, street cats ain’t buying it anyway… I’m all about the unity of Miss and Misters / You’re all about grabbing money and dissing our sisters / Take your ass back to TV Land/And let this be a lesson you can’t see me man! …You copy cat, with sloppy raps / You chill with N’Sync, I chill where hip-hop be at!”
Saturday was one of my dear friend’s, Faith, wedding. It was a small but lovely ceremony followed by the reception. I was the maid of honor (I’ll have pictures up soon). My boyfriend JT was very helpful by taping the event and snapping still shots. I wish Faith and William all the love and happiness in the world.
I didn’t catch the bouquet nor did JT catch the garter belt. I had my first sip of Moet. It was okay. The cake was delicious. Half chocolate, half vanilla.
I love Faith’s mom. She’s so energetic. Faith’s children looked wonderful in their suit and dress. Faith was beautiful in her beaded white gown and her curly hair flowing over her tiara.
I’m looking forward to our wedding (ONE DAY) JT.
I finally won a game of Mahjong on my PDA. I love the game, but it can be quite frustrating at times. Ahhhh I still feel like a champ.
I’m working on a new layout for the site. Nothing too elaborate. Content is still my first priority.
In San Francisco, a federal appeals court panel ruled that it is unconstitutional for classrooms to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. On the other hand, scholars speculate that the ruling may be overturned by the Supreme Court or reversed by the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling was in response to an Atheist’s bid against his daughter’s exposure to religion in school.
Why appeal this if it is not required?
“It was not until 1942 that Congress officially recognized the Pledge
of Allegiance. One year later, in June 1943, the Supreme Court ruled
that school children could not be forced to recite it. In fact, today only
half of our fifty states have laws that encourage the recitation of the
Pledge of Allegiance in the classroom!
In June of 1954 an amendment was made to add the words “under God”.
Then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower said “In this way we are reaffirming
the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in
this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which
forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.”
We saw The Minority Report opening night (Friday) at AMC Esquire Theatre 7. I enjoyed the concept of the movie, taking place in 2054, but I’m not quite sure if I like to movie itself yet.
My boyfriend, on the other hand, did not like it. I’ll post a link later with the Janus Movie Review.
A friend of mine told me about this new Husband Shopping Center where a woman could go to choose from among many men for her husband.
It was laid out in five floors, with the men increasing in positive attributes as you ascended up the floors.
The only rule was once you opened the door to any floor, you must choose a man from that floor, and if you went up a floor, you couldn’t go back down except to leave the place.
So, a couple of girl friends go to the place to find a man as a husband.
First floor, the door had a sign saying: These men have jobs and love kids.
The women read the sign and say “Well that’s better than not having jobs, or not loving kids, but I wonder what’s further up”. So up they go.
Second floor says: These men have high paying jobs, love kids, and are extremely good looking
Hmmm, say the girls. But, I wonder what’s further up?
Third floor: These men have high paying jobs, are extremely good looking, love kids and help with the housework.
Wow! say the women. Very tempting, BUT, there’s more further up! And up they go.
Fourth floor: These men have high paying jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.
Oh, mercy me. But just think! What must be awaiting us further on! So up to the fifth floor they go.
The sign on that door said: This floor is just to prove that women are impossible to please.
A little guy goes into an elevator, looks up and sees this huge guy standing next to him.
The big guys ees the little guy staring at him, looks down and says, “7 feet tall, 350 lbs., 20 inch penis, testicles 3lbs. each, Turner Brown”.
The small guy just faints dead away and falls to the floor. The big dude kneels down and brings him to, by slapping his face and shaking him.
He asks “Are you Ok??”
In a very weak voice the little guys says, “Excuse me, but what did you just say to me?”
The big dude says, “When I saw the curious look on your face, I just figured I’d give you the answers to the question everyone always asks me. “I’m 7 feet tall, weigh 350 lbs., have a 20 inch penis, my testicles weigh 3 lbs. each, and my name is Turner Brown.”
The small guy says, “Thank God!!! I thought you said ‘Turn Around.’
Last night, my boyfriend made us Real Macaroni. Elbow macaroni smothered with plenty of cheese
and baked in the oven. Oooh yes, it was quite delicious. Don’t be jealous.
The little things in life please me.
We’re still catching up on all the television shows I’ve taped in the last two months. The other
day we watched the series finale of X-Files. It explained a lot, but still left me with several
questions. I wouldn’t be surprised if they make another X-Files movie.
Minority Report comes out this Friday; it should be pretty good.
We watched Monster’s Ball last night on DVD. Fantastic movie with a twist at the end. Halle Berry’s Academy Award is well deserved. Sean Combs role was very brief; somehow I thought he would be involved more.
The other day, I finally got to see The Fast and the Furious.. great action-packed movie. The only beef I have with this movie is the director’s manipulaton of the audience.. Near the end, they had me feeling bad for the bad guys!
One more movie to watch out of the three we rented last Sunday: Love Come Down, starring Lorenz Tate and Deborah Cox.
Did you enjoy that Lakers series?