Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"No No's'" For Straight Males

There are no written rules that entails what a straight guy should and shouldn't say, or do. However, the way I see it, some things are just not meant to be said or done by straight males. So here are MY top "No, No's" that a straight guy shouldn't be caught dead saying or doing.

1. After a certain age, no guy should call their fathers, "daddy".
2. No guy should write, text, or tweet smiley faces to any other guy, under ANY circumstances.
3. If it's drizzling, a guy should not carry an umbrella.
4. No guy should call another guy after 9p.m. (unless its urgent. And I mean really urgent).
5. Guys shouldn't "love" to go shopping.
6. It's not ok for a guy to say, or write the word "hey" with more than three y's. (I.e "heyyyyyyyy").
7. A dude should never prefer cuddling over sex.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Home stretch

It's the home stretch people. Bases aren't loaded anymore. I've gotten through freshmen, sophomore, junior and half of my senior year. In four months, I'm going to wave good-bye to college and wave wats uppppppppp to the real world! And honestly, I don't know if I'm ready. I mean yeah, my professors have given me the necessary tools and equipment that I need to survive out there, but I don't know if I've soaken them all in yet. I'm only 21, and when I graduate, I'm going to be competing in a very competitive market up against more experienced and more prestigous canidates, and that terrifies the hell out of me. I hate wondering if they were taught something that I wasn't, or if my decision to go to a HBCU was a fatal move that could possibly make or break my future. But I try to tell myself that, it's not always about what I know or where I was educated, but it's also about how passionate I am about what I do and how "I" choose to transform that into success. I also try to remember that I've been mentored and crafted by amazing editors, writers and reporters, who all believed in me.

So I guess it's time for me to believe in myself. No more of "The Little Engine that could". I need to be "The Little Engine who WILL.