Wednesday, August 1, 2007

GOOD MORNING!!! It's August 1st!!!!!

Hello people! Today begins a new month, and (to me), one of the most exciting months of this year!! Today, I supposedly find out who my new roommates will be for this school year (ETA: won't find out til 8/6), I get paid today (YEAAAH!!!), and I get to go shopping. This whole month promises to be jammed-packed with exciting, fun, and fulfilling things to do. Plus I have MANY friends and family members who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries during this month!

Well, on to business...There are a number of holidays and observances that I would like for y'all to be aware of... one of the most important being Black Business Month.

Here is a run-down of some of the monthly and weekly observances in the month of August:

Black Business Month- As black people, we should be willing to stand united and support our brothers and sisters in their economic endeavors. Chances are, they are selling products that will benefit blacks anyway. I know that their are some black-owned businesses that make you wanna scratch your eyes out (rude staff, extremely high prices, always out of desired product), but let's not count them ALL out. If you can, scope around your town and check out some of the black-owned businesses in your area. In order to come up, we've got to stick together!!

Cataract Awareness Month and Children's Eye Health and Safety Month- Self explanatory. Get your eyes checked, damn-it! I got an eye-appointment on the 3rd!!

Learn Japanese Month- My homeboy is taking Japanese in school, and I love Japanese anime. It's always a good idea to try to pick up another language, whether it be Spanish, French, Italian, or Japanese!! (**)

Weekly Observances

World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7)- I plan on breastfeeding when I have a child. I think it's a wonderful bonding experience for mother and child, plus it helps the baby's immune system.

National Resurrect Romance Week (Aug. 12-18)- I don't have a boo, but all I can say is if you DO have one, do something special for him or her to let them know you'd give the world to them. No matter what apethetic assholes say, ROMANCE IS NOT DEAD!!!!

Weird Contest Week (Aug. 13-17)- Come up with a cooky contest each day, and winners of these contest should win a PRIZE (oooh)...

And with that folks, I'm out. Make sure to check out the right-hand side of the page to see the daily-observances. Live a little and partcipate in some of them! You might actually have fun!!! Remember to MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!

(**)--More to come on particular subject (possibly)