Looks like I’m going to need to work my way through this list because I found out I’m going to be working in New England this summer! #InternshipSwag
Happy Black History Month! This is a hilarious blog that celebrates the regular black people and their contributions to society. While Harriet Tubman is important, what about Netta Roberts, the first woman to encourage someone to talk to the hand? Here are some of my favorites- Connie Ann Woodard: First person to spank a child in a store for acting up. Earline Dulin: First person to buy an outfit, wear it, and return it to the store the next day. William J. Coptus: First black actor to be the first person to die in a horror movie. Natoria “DontHateMeCuzYouAintMeBabyJustCongratulateMe” Offut: First person to have a ridiculously long and foolish middle name on Facebook. Kahlil Robinson: First person to walk around the hood with a boombox on his shoulder.
Happy Black History Month!
This is a hilarious blog that celebrates the regular black people and their contributions to society. While Harriet Tubman is important, what about Netta Roberts, the first woman to encourage someone to talk to the hand?
Here are some of my favorites-
Connie Ann Woodard: First person to spank a child in a store for acting up.
Earline Dulin: First person to buy an outfit, wear it, and return it to the store the next day.
William J. Coptus: First black actor to be the first person to die in a horror movie.
Natoria “DontHateMeCuzYouAintMeBabyJustCongratulateMe” Offut: First person to have a ridiculously long and foolish middle name on Facebook.
Kahlil Robinson: First person to walk around the hood with a boombox on his shoulder.
Someone posted the following on Craigslist:
For sublet, June 3rd - August 25th. 1 BR in a 2BR apartment in Dupont circle. Furnished, all utilities included.
I will be away for the summer in Denmark attending the summer-long Danish Cat Convention. You will share the apartment with 16 well mannered cats and 2 Roombas. The cats will occupy the other bedroom, and the roombas will be on patrol to help keep the hair situation under control. I will ask that you refill the cats’ automated food dispensers once a week, and clean the Roomba filters every three days or so. Below is a brief description of the housecatmates:
Polly - shy, quiet, tabby
Bitnum - playful, clawy
Lightning - slow, old
Lighting II - slow, young
Bebop - paranoid, jumpy
Cappy - sneaky, grouchy
Apina - knowledgeable, soft
Grobor - Incessant, loquacious
Kyle - stylish
Leesha - aged, engaged
Somtorious - idle
Gleebok - green-tinted
Horatio - friendly, mild-mannered
Bananana - a little off
Hoppy - jumpy
Duran - pensive
Gregor - Robotic, kitcheny
Sandra - Robotic, hallway-y
Turns out it was all a joke but click through on the link above to see some of the responses the poster received.
5. STEPPING ON FIRST & THEN BLOCKING THE DOOR
Yes, I’m one of those people that likes to lean up against the door, but that’s why I tend to let people go before me and I board last. However, there are those people that push past you and as soon as they step on the train they just stop and stand right there. WTF! You know people are right behind you!
6. RUSHING FOR A SEAT… AND THEN GETTING OFF NEXT STOP
WTH! I hate those folks that bogard their way past you and the people actually getting off the train just so they can stand right in front of the opening doors to grab an empty seat. It was Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli who came up with the Pauli Exclusion Principle, which basically says that no two solid objects can occupy the same space at the exact same time. With that said, the people getting off need to get off first so you can get on. What makes it even worse is when the seat fiend gets off on the next stop. I secretly get a kick out of seeing them not get a seat.
7. SPREADING LEGS OUT TOO WIDE OR PUTTING BAGS/FEET UP
Men are the guiltiest of spreading their legs out or putting their feet up on the pole or in the aisle, but ladies that put their precious bags on the seats are just as wrong. It’s one thing if the train is empty, but if it’s the middle of rush hour and you’re hogging up too much space you can actually get a ticket.
This is like the ultimate form of disrespect to the other passengers—especially to kids and little people, who are directly in the line of fire—and it becomes a mass game of who-did-it?
13. LEANING ON THE POLE WHEN IT’S CROWDED
I’ve seen this happen more times than I’d care to admit, but someone decides that he/she is tired and is going to lean on the pole comfortably no matter how crowded the train is. The sad part is when people try to grab on to the pole and subtly poke them with their rings, the pole leaner has a nerve to get mad like they not only paid for the pole but also installed and polished it.
Apparently Duke, my alma mater, is setting up an office in DC. I think it’s pretty cool; the school (through its alumni) definitely has a large presence here.
My boyfriend, Alex, lives in a high-rise apartment building occupied by college/university students — people you’d think would have some intelligence,” says Meghan in Hamilton, Ontario.
Of course, a little learning is a dangerous thing. In Alex’s building, this seemingly civil request from one of the building’s residents garnered the following indignant response.
But Meghan says her favorite thing about this exchange is the placement — right next that big ol’ city-mandated “no smoking” sign.
So Dean McLendon (Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Duke) is leaving to go be the Provost at Rice. I only posted this link because I just want everyone to know a few things about this man.
- He was my chem professor freshman year
- In that chemistry class, he sliced open his thumb, and let the blood drip into a petri dish with peroxide in it, to demonstrate the process of Oxidation (I think… it’s been to long to remember)
- Said demonstration traumatized me for life
- A few years later I gave a speech for my scholarship and he was there. In my speech I mentioned how I was no longer pre-Vet due to Chemistry
- Afterward he came up to me and asked if he was the reason I no longer took Chemistry
- I assured him no (actually he was one of many reasons, the others being that I sucked at Chemistry)
- I reminded him of the traumatic experience I suffered in his class
- He didn’t remember
- But he did write me a note, sent to my campus mailbox, explaining that he was sorry about the thumb and that he enjoyed my speech
I’m really going to miss that guy.