Thursday, July 30, 2009
I was out all day with the team. It was sooo hut and humid and sunny. We accomplished a lot hopefully it will all come through on the tape that we show the judges... its nothing worse than to work hard for something than lose because of a minor reason. I think HarlemLIVE in the summer is so interactive but its so hard to focus all the things we need to in one week. I know its preparing each of us for something. Alot of us focus on the presentation part.
Cant wait till we find out who wins and what happens at the end of the summer media challenge.
So, every week is going by so fast. There is two weeks left til the program is over. I am shock because the summer flew by so fast, next thing you know school is going to begin asap. Im alittle excited to gp back to school because i am going to be a junior yay.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Yesterday, I went Kayakingith two of my group members. We had a world of fun. Teneille did most of the work on the Kayak cause I go tired. That was a work out pushing that paddle against the tide. It was alot of work...too much to be exact. Yes, I got my hair wet and yes on the way home people looked at me liked I had urinated on myself, but I didnt care. However, the best part about the whole thing was that it was FREE!!! I love anything free :-). I would love to do it again...I had so much fun.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I took a class with Matt. We had to go bike riding and take pictures for the class. Then it started raining a little. I thought we could continue with the class But then it started raining harder and harder that by the time we got back to HarlemLive we looked like we went to the pool with our clothes on!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
It's 3am and just watched Lolita that was on PBS last night. Kubrick's first or just early films with James Mason, Peter Sellers and Shelly Winters with whom I would work later and visit in her upper west side apartment when my friend Ellis Amburn and her were working on her biography. I remember I broght her a tuna sandwhich and a black and white malt. She was so heavy set at the time , she wore a dress that matched the couch she sat on so you kinda couldn't tell where she began or ended.....
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
As promised yesterday, we went to Barack Obama's old apartment. It's funny because I've passed it plenty of times, but had no idea. We got a shot in front of the building. We actually went inside to interview people, but we were kicked out by the management. Then we just interviewed pedestrains walking by. It was so cool. I saw an old friend Carly and we caught up. Everything was cool. I'm actually about to log my notes. And work on my MTA story.
I learned how to post stories on the website and im pretty happy about that since No One in my group dont know how to do that -___-. So i posted 3 stories and my profile. I learned something new today YAY lol.
well, im pretty tired and im heading home soon...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
yesterday I wore my contacts for the second time. I've only wore them twice and they feel really uncomfortable. I only have them for 14 days.... Well now 12 days. They are only the free trial meaning that I am testing them out until i actually get the real contacts...but they have been so much work to put in and take out. I get so nervous when i do anything that has to do with my eyes.
Michael Jackson was never convicted of being a pedophile. HE was accused. I can accuse the writer of that blog of being an "ASS" but that doesn't make it so, does it? He was in a court and found not guilty. If he was a pedophile we'd be hearing from dozens of young men coming forward (now and before) to say so. And the dude from the first "ACCUSATION" has later recanted his story and said his dad put him up to it for the $$$. If your child was truly molested would you honestly settle for money or would you want to see it thru so that the accused actually serves time? If u settle for the money then what does that say about you as a parent???
Monday, July 20, 2009
So, today i went to the NBC tour. It was pretty cool. Before the tour i saw Alex Rodriquez and I was very excited because i never saw him that close and because hes good looking =]
So, at the tour I met the lady of the host 'Who wants to be a millionaire'. I forgot her name, i think its something Meredith. Anyways, she was so nice. She was doing an interview and we got to watch her talk. Also another famous person name Tori Spelling passed by behind me and i had no idea. We got to go to many different studios and take photos. So the tour overall was pretty cool.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Writing assignment is NOT on your blog. Bring it to class!
Write a few sentences about the dictionary word you were given in class. Extra points if you add a picture.
My word was silver.
Silver reminds me of my grandmother's hair. She's 90 and has a full head of thick hair that has been silver for over 30 years. I know her hair used to be dark, but it's been as silver as a dime ever since I can remember. Unfortunately, I have hair like my other grandmother, who has been almost bald since she was in her 70s!
Decide what your memoir will be about and write the first paragraph. Bring it to class written on paper or typed.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
So, today Yolanda, Jefrrey and I went to the Yankee stadium to do some P.O.S.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
For the people who aren't familiar with how HarlemLive works, in the fall, people work individually and cover stories alone. It's less stressful because teams aren't in existence. Regardless, what we do is fun and more than just a job. It gets more intense in the summer because of the competition. Nonetheless, nothing is personal. Everyone should respect everyone & it starts with yourself. You can not control what others do to you, but how you react.
There should be no animosity between teams whatsoever. Goofs are a joke. They mean nothing personally. If someone (regardless to what team they're on) is fooling around, isn't doing what they should, then they'll be goofed. It's as simple as that. It doesn't mean that you aren't liked or whatever, you just weren't doing anything. People please don't take anything that happens this summer regarding the competition personal. This is supposed to be enjoyable. Get with the program and play the game!!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
2) Assignment to bring to class: Write down three ideas of what your memoir could be about.
- You're not writing your life story from birth! Think of one event or one experience you could write about.
- It could take place over a summer, a month, a week, a day, or even an hour!
- Think of things from your childhood, from 5 years ago, from last year, from this year, and even from this week that would make interesting stories for your memoir.
Bring the ideas to class typed or written on a piece of paper. Just write a phrase or sentence for each idea. Don't start writing your memoir yet.
1. The time I was living in Ecuador, and I got locked out of my apartment and had to swing from a rope into the window.
2. The time when I was 5 and I got a cat for my birthday.
3. The banana story when I gave a girl a banana in the NYC marathon and wound up knowing her.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Today at HL im working on a presentation for tomorrow. Its been kinda hard to work together with 10 or maybe 12 other people. Theres so many views and opinions and somebody who doesn't know what to do. We've already been goofed 2 times by nyiesha. So my team has been on the look out for absolutely anyone who wants to GOOF off. Working with photoshop on the presentation with katheryn is kind of difficult because ive been using photoshop for 2 years and still dont know how to do even the most simple things. I make things work so much better with the paint programs thats on pc's...Well im going back to the presentation setup...
btw my team is the best even though we have our ups and downs we all enjoy doing what we are soppose to do.
I'm extremely stressed. My mom just killed my night, with her bull. Anywhoo, I have an amazing team with great people who are motivating. We have a list of stories that we intend to cover next week starting Monday. Carlos, DeDe and Michael are covering a Gay Exhibition on Monday. Nydera, Olivia and I are going to cover a book signing on Tuesday. We have a lot to do. I'm still working on my MTA story. I terribly miss Michael Jackson.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Today was hectic. I got in at 1:30 and was introduced to the new members of my team. It was crazy. I picked 3 new girls and a guy named Michael from Graphics. My team is efficient. Although, I wasn't there, my team held everything together. Carlos assigned certain tasks to people and when I came in, Shelise and I assigned roles to people. I'm super excited for this summer. My team is great and very productive. This summer is gonna be great!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
However, because of lateness, we were disqualified and lost. I think it was unfiar that Richae's team won because theyh came later than us. HOwever, when I asked Shelise how was the winner decided, she said based on punctuality. Richae's team came later than us, but because of circumstances, they won. Circumstances should not matter, because we had trials that prevented us from being on time. We didn't make excuses.
Secondly, I don't think it was okay that Richae and Kendra caught a ride with Kevin, who was one of the judges. But I mean, it's over. I just think that no one should have won if punctuality was a priority. Because techinally we all lost! Good experience tho....
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
ohh mann welll im out to sleep. todaii was fun tho
When I got in none of the summer students were here but they will be next week so I'm really looking forward to meeting them. I'm kind of mad that I won't be here more often in the first four weeks of summer but I'll try my best to earn tons of points for my team when I am here.