Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy MLK day!

My mom tells me when I was a baby I was obsessed with black people, in person on tv, and I always preferred black dolls,much to the confusion of my great grandma. My crushes in elementary school were always on black boys, I had a massive crush on a boy names Heavy with a perfectly sculpted flat top. Every lunchtime his friend would taunt me with "jungle feeeeever".
Something in me must have known I was gonna turn into a fat white lady.

I think I was in 3rd grade, maybe younger, at school we made a mini MLK book. For some reason I kept in in the middle console in the backseat of our car with ripped up kleenex for as long as we had the car it was MLK's grave. Strange child.

I think 2 years ago on this day or maybe it was just Black History Month I was working at a middle school where they had their own little tv station. They had put together a montage of famous african americans and played it during the first period. At the end it said, "Do something nice for an African American today". I was in total shock, surveying the room to see if the kids realized how horrendous that was,paying close attention to the one black kid in the class, maybe 1-5 in the school. Yep everyone knew it was bad, it was retracted the next day.

Valentine Poilu
Valentine Poilu

Franklin
Franklin

Baby slug
Baby slug

Marcel Poilu
Marcel Poilu

Orien Owl
Orien Owl

Tomi
Tomi

Mustard Owl Brooch
Mustard owl brooch

Pink Houndstooth Bunny Brooch
Pink houndstooth bunny brooch


Not much going on. I had I woke up with a horrid migraine at 5am on Saturday morning. After caffeine,naps,allergy pills, and a darvaset it went away. Now Ed's sick :/ I'm gonna spend some time with my sis later and be of help during a trip to costco. I haven't felt much like sewing during the day, it kicks in later in the evening. Yesterday I walked 1.4 miles to the gym and worked out for a 1/2 hour, including 5 miles in 7 min./level 5 on the recumbent bike. I'm only a lil sore in the tush today. My mom is visiting my grandma and uncle, it's been 3 days :( come home mother<3

2 comments:

jessie said...

All just gorgeous, especially Franklin the rabbit! :)

Katya said...

Cool creations and the blog made me laugh because I've had jungle fever since the like 3rd grade too (maybe even earlier now that I think about it) lol then the ending of your blog post was a little weird with your school's situation. TFS.
-Katya
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