Back In Stride Again

What a difference a day makes. Man, I was so depressed yesterday. It was almost like Sept. 11 all over again, with the constant barrage of negative news coverage. I guess you can only feel bad about things for so long, though, before you have to get up, brush yourself off, and get to business.

A couple of things:

1) CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. and Mrs. John and Andrea Singleton. My baby sister finally jumped the broom. I can’t lie; I didn’t want to like John. What brother wants his sister to be dating an older man? Not that he’s much older (he’s 31, she’s 24), but I’m only 28, and she’s not supposed to be dating anyone older than me, just like I’m not supposed to be dating anyone younger than her. Those are the rules, plain and simple. Anyway, I went home fully intending to hate this man, but much to my surprise, he’s a cool guy. We’re actually a lot alike. He can hold his liquor, he knows the words to all the songs on the Luther Vandross Forever, For Always, For Love album (an R&B classic), and he can play a good game of dominos. I was even happy when he proposed. He’s a good guy, and I’m proud to call him my brother. Yeah, he joined the wrong fraternity, but other than that, he’s okay by me.

2) Concerning my post yesterday, I said that I felt a personal connection to many of those affected by Katrina, due to the fact that I’m black. No, I’m not apologizing for it, because it’s true. However, I do want to clarify that I’m not trying to downplay how anyone else should feel. And I’m certainly not trying to pull a Kanye West (George Bush is a lot of things, but he isn’t a…“black people hater”). Black, White, Asian, Native American, etc… as Americans, we all should feel some type of sorrow for our fellow man in this time of need.

3) Calling all OU alumni: A group of OU alumni are trying to pull together resources for those alumni’s families that were affected by Katrina. If you would like to donate, or if you need more information, please contact me at and I will forward your email to the people organizing the drive. Also, if you know of any alumni that were affected, please contact me.

4) And lastly, did anyone see the FSU-Miami game last night? Remember the blocked punt that put FSU on the 1 yard line. My cousin, Lawrence “Juan” Timmons, was the guy that blocked the punt. I remember when he was half my size. Now, he’s a 6’-3”, 225 pound giant. And I am so proud of him. Way to go, Juan!!!

Of course, FSU failed to score after he blocked the punt. But hey, a win is a win, right? I only wish I could say the same about OU.

One Response to “Back In Stride Again”

  1. Don Tate II

    Sounds like you are being the protective big brother you should be. Gotta be careful these days. Glad all worked out well.”He can hold his liquor”…lol! Thats all I can say on that though.