chasing my dreams | living my dreams

loving life, madly..

'cause I heard the last 5 seconds on the radio this AM..

Current Mood:

I’d rather lay in bed and read a good book or watch Sex and The City reruns than go out with these corny dudes..  

*yawn* 

I Support This

Volunteering in Washington, DC

Statistics for this area were collected within the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Major cities in this MSA include Washington, D.C.; Arlington, VA; and Alexandria, VA

Highlights:

The bullets below are all based on an average using 2008 to 2010 data

  • 1.4 million volunteers
  • 31.7% of residents volunteer - ranking them 9th within the 51 large cities
  • 189.3 million hours of service
  • 44.3 hours per resident - ranking them 4th within the 51 large cities
  • $4.0 billion of service contributed
  • To see more information about the community factors that may influence Washington’s volunteer rate, click here
(via http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/DC/Washington)

Ummmm.. YES. 

Ummmm.. YES. 

"If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all." -Billie Holiday

"If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all." -Billie Holiday

(Note To Self)

Resignation

I love you
because the Earth turns round the sun
because the North wind blows north
sometimes
because the Pope is Catholic
and most Rabbis Jewish
because winters flow into spring
and the air clears after a storm
because only my love for you 
despite the charms of gravity
keeps me from falling off the Earth
into another dimension
I love you 
because it is the natural order of things
I love you 
like the habit I picked up in college
of sleeping through lectures
or saying I’m sorry
when I get stopped for speeding
because I drink a glass of water
in the morning
and chain-smoke cigarettes
all through the day
because I take my coffee Black
and my milk with chocolate
because you keep my feet warm
through my life a mess
I love you 
because I don’t want it 
any other way
I am helpless
in my love for you
It makes me so happy
to hear you call my name
I am amazed you can resist
locking me in an echo chamber
where your voice reverberates
through the four walls 
sending me into spasmatic ecstasy 
I love you
because it’s been so good
for so long
that if I didn’t love you
I’d have to be born again
and that is not a theological statement
I am pitiful in my love for you
The Dells tell me Love
is so simple
the thought though of you
sends indescribably delicious multitudinous 
thrills throughout and through-in my body
I love you
because no two snowflakes are alike
and it is possible if you stand tippy-toe
to walk between the raindrops
I love you
because I am afraid of the dark
and can’t sleep in the light
because I rub my eyes
when I wake up in the morning
and find you there
because you with all your magic powers were
determined that 
I should love you
because there was nothing for you but that
I would love you
I love you 
because you made me
want to love you
more than I love my privacy
my freedom my commitments
and responsibilities
I love you `cause I changed my life 
to love you
because you saw me one friday
afternoon and decided that I would 
love you
I love you I love you I love you

-Nikki Giovanni 

Joints

To the one who may always be labeled “the of my life”.. 

The one who was too young.. 

…too cocky.. too self-consumed.. 

..too unattractive—physically, mentally, spiritually 

The one who wanted to be a rapper… 

The one who wanted to mange a rapper.. 

…the educator… the politician… the activist.. the lawyer 

… the one with the fancy car.. the one with no car.. the one with the bike.. 

… the flashy dresser.. the thrift store shopper.. 

… the earring wearer… 

… the college grad.. the college dropout… 

… the high school sweetheart.. 

… the re-bounder… 

… the comedian.. the nerd.. the free-spirit.. the intellectual 

…the one who only texts.. 

…the one who doesn’t text at all…

…the one I want to call before bed.. the one who doesn’t call at all 

… the one in my dreams two nights a week..

…the one who gave me emotional nightmares…

…for the challenges.. the lessons.. the failures.. the mistakes 

…the one with the best conversation… the one with the best.. *cough* 

… the baby-maker… 

…the gchatter… the tweeter.. the emailer… the bbm’er.. 

.. the southerner, the northerner, the mid westerner.. 

… the one who never stood a chance… 

Thanks for Everything. - C. Sturdi