Towel Rack

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Wronged Objects.”

Oh mister towel rack I’m sorry. I’ve done you so wrong. Time and time again I’ve used you for everything but holding up decorative towels. Now I’ve unhinged you from the wall. Do I even attempt to repair you? No. Super glue? No. Crazy Glue? Not a chance. I’ve wronged you Towel rack, because I’d rather use you to lift myself up or catch me when I fall when I step out onto the slippery floor after a shower than put a towel on you.

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Founder’s Day

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Happy Founder’s day to my Fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha Inc.!

Founded by Henry Arthur Callis, Eugene Kinckle Jones, Charles Henry Chapman, Vertner Woodson Tandy, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, and Robert Harold Ogle on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha became the first African American Greek lettered organization. From this point on they adorned themselves with intelligence, integrity, tenacity, and a bit of black and old gold then decided to never stop making progress. This great organization that’s been around for over 100 years has been a positive presence in our communities doing everything from cleaning, raising money and donating food, to helping people get registered to vote.

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The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity. 

Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were established at other colleges and universities, many of them historically black institutions, soon after the    founding at Cornell. The first Alumni Chapter was established in 1911. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African-Americans.  Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through leaders such as: W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its form as the “first of firsts,” Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.

With the world being so dangerous right now for our young people, African Americans in particular, the guidance and assistance of the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha is needed more than ever. They are working hard and will continue to show rioters the light of voting for change in your community and educating our young men. Guiding them from the dangerous path to a better place in life. Work is never done, but Alphas don’t fear the challenge of helping their community. We have to help to make the world safer for us all. Rioting and looting won’t save our precious lost one’s, but voting and education can save so many more. Honor our lost ones by making sure the same thing doesn’t happen ever again.

First of all, servants of all, we will transcend all!

Happy Founder’s Day Bruhs,
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The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Offici…: http://youtu.be/OMOVFvcNfvE

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As the world knows the first trailer for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens was released last week and I think I along with many had a nerdgasm. As a kid I was a Star Wars fan ever since my dad took me to the theater to see Episode 4. It was one of the anniversary re-release theater nights. I was so enthralled in the universe that George Lucas created. I got a lightsaber, coloring books, an x-wing, and every movie on VHS. I even started to dive into the extended universe.

Being a writer, even from an early age, I took it upon my self to rewrite the first trilogy. A foolish pride filled task that I took upon myself at the tender age of eight. My story was decidedly different. Vader Didn’t return to the light, although he did kill the Emperor. He turned Luke to the Dark Side and they went on to conquer more of the Galaxy. It took the combined efforts of Han, Leia, and their son (didn’t know they had twins when I wrote it) to defeat Luke and return him to the light for a last gigantic showdown against the Sith Lord Vader.

It didn’t happen that way in Lucus’ story, but it was awesome nonetheless. Back to the trailer release, it was amazing! The upgraded special effects were aesthetically pleasing as expected of Lucas Arts. I found the world was up in arms about two things in particular.

1. John Boyega as a storm trooper.
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2. The Crossgard on the Lightsaber
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John Boyega was instantly criticized as a casting choice once he was seen in the trooper armor. Why because the masses instantly said he wasn’t a clone trooper, African American, and probably too short. First of all the clone troopers weren’t used anymore after the clone wars. Or did we not remember they were always called storm troopers in the first trilogy? Besides if I researched correctly the aged too quickly minus Boba Fett. Joining the Storm Troopers is basically joining our version of the military. It was a job defending your territories and making money for yourself. So how is it an issue that an African American could be a storm trooper? As long as it wasn’t a nonhuman alien the Empire didn’t care who signed their life away.

Second, the new Lightsaber with the crossgard caused a stir. First it’s red, so that means New Sith Lord. Second it has a crossgard and people instantly had an issue with it saying it looks stupid. Hmmm, let’s go down the line of missing hands shall we. Luke, Anakin, and Dooku all lost their hands in combat. Many people in battle here on earth lost a hand until the convention of the crossgard. Its a Genius idea to have a lightsaber with a guard that could save your hand in the future. That’s all I’m saying.

With those two things aside I can’t wait to see this movie soooooo bad because I’m a fan of the series and I can’t wait to see what happens to my fave childhood characters and their descendents. What about you guys? Are you a Star Wars Fan and eager for this movie?

Let me know

Poetic Ice

I already Love You

I haven’t met you yet
But I already love you
there is no question about it
you are the one
the person that for you we’d conquer the sun
my beautiful amazing child
Just sitting here fantasizing about you is wild
I guess I should say it’s more Prophetic
because you are a guaranteed part of my life
a gift to me and my wife
Will you take after me
will you be gorgeous like her?
Brown eyes? Black Hair?
As long as you’re here I don’t care
you are my child
my love
a love so true

You haven’t even met mommy and daddy yet, but we love you

Poetic Ice

New Age Slavery

Still slaves
Building new age pyramids
And picking cotten, silks, and denim/
drinking that poison, smoking that venom/
Each day the ignorance works just enough to place another brick on the pyramid of another/
Just to pick new “Cottons” to impress and condemn their brother/
Its a shame that we breathe in the bullshit/
Flee from the pulpit/
And just don’t know how to quit,/
Being enslaved.
Building another’s pyramid until our tombstone is engraved/
But we don’t care because we feel that it pays,/
Because soon i’ll get that new pair of J’s/
Placing a top stone on another’s empire/
Whilst we don’t even notice our slavery because we don’t feel the sun’s hell fire/
We’ve been enslaved by the false status of the name brand/
As well as the lack of the ability to make a stand/
A stand or attempt to build your own “empire” or road to pave/
Its apparent that we’d rather be a modern day slave.

Things Vet Techs Don’t Like Vol. 5

 

This is your local vet tech after a day fool of WTF
This is your local vet tech after a day full of WTF

You see this wolf above… yeah that’s what your vet tech feels like on the inside after some of the foolish things we encounter daily.

1. Could you groom my pet please? Don’t pay the vomiting, diarrhea, random bleeding etc, any mind.

This by far really makes me blood thirsty. When a client is concerned about a few mats on the fur, or nails being too long when their pet is in dire unrelated stress. If your pet is examined and you are told about various masses felt, wounds, and/or their dehydration we aren’t going to be concerned with fluffy’s aesthetics. A nail trim and bath aren’t going to fix said pets tumor growing on their side!

The clock says it all
The clock says it all

2. I’m late for my appointment, but I damn well better be next in line to see the doctor!

Okay first of all… just who the hell do you think you are to show up late and demand immediate service? If you show up late for your pets appointment you need to realize that other appointments were scheduled and since they were here on time they will be seen ahead of you. Just because you have a card saying your appointment was for 9:30am doesn’t mean you get seen first. That becomes null and void once you show up at 10:15am. Please believe being rude about the fact that YOU were late and haven’t been seen doesn’t help you much either. To top it all off when the pet is a straight up hell beast it just makes a vet tech pretty much say fuck it…….

 

EVIL Incarnate
EVIL Incarnate

3. CUTTING PILLS!!!!!!!!

This is in no way shape or form the clients fault. This isn’t the techs fault, and this isn’t the doctors fault. It is just a way of life. A way that everyone in this business hates. WE ALL HATE CUTTING PILLS INTO 1/2 AND GOD FORBID 1/4ths for a patient. If the pills are scored then great. If they aren’t and they are coated it is a little harder. If they are already infinitesimal then you have to cut them they will 9 times out of 10 decided to shatter into oblivion so you now have to adjust your inventory to reflect loss of said pill. Pill dust every where!!!!! Oh and if you have extremely large hands, (or just hands bigger than a toddlers!) you will have a time just positioning the little bugger on a pill cutter in the first place. Now instead of a half a few pills are 2/3 of the dosage…. I hate pill cutters. I hate cutting pills…. I blame chemist and pharmacist for this. (Even though it’s not their fault either I guess.)

Hey fellow members of the veterinary community, what bugs you? comment below.

If you missed my other TVTDL post then check them out please!

Volume 1

https://poeticice.com/2014/09/17/things-vet-techs-dont-like/

volume 2

https://poeticice.com/2014/09/23/things-vet-techs-dont-like-round-2/

volume 3

https://poeticice.com/2014/11/08/things-vet-techs-dont-like-vol-3/

Volume 4

https://poeticice.com/2014/11/10/things-vet-techs-dont-like-4/

 

 

What are you Thankful For?

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First things first Happy Thanksgiving friends and family! This has been one event filled year for us, and not all positive. But in the spirit of the Holiday I am thankful. I am still alive and able to make changes to my life, and I still have a family that loves me. So no matter how bad some of the events of this year have been I’m thankful.

I’m thankful for my gorgeous wife Devin, that I was lucky/blessed enough to marry this year on March 8th. This gorgeous woman has given me unconditional love, devotion, loyalty, and laughs once March 11, 2010 without fail. Never once has she let me down or gave me cause for concern. I love you booba!

Due to an unexpected death in the family we’ll be apart for the Holiday. I was given the task of writing to pass the time when I wasn’t working. I’m a writer/blogger/poet so usually if I have a spare moment words flow out of me for no reason whatsoever. But this week without her I’ve only been able to write 2 pages of my new fiction drama. Devin is my muse, and without her being near I lost my ability to focus on the task at hand. Words usually blend together in my mind and form this perfect mixture of poetry or fiction that I place on paper or on a word document with relative ease and speed. This week I’ve been at a snail’s pace. I’m lucky to have such am inspirational muse in my life to push me towards greatness. Thank you Devin!

With the world going to war with itself, kids being killed, and people committing more crimes than ever people don’t seem to be thankful for much anymore. The media has skipped being thankful altogether and shifted the calender to show only Halloween, Black Friday, and Christmas. The only reason for that is consumerism and greed in my opinion. It’s as if the world prefers we forget the togetherness, joy, and love we’re supposed to feel for each other and be thankful for.

I’m thankful for my loving family, amazing wife, and the life given to me. What are you Thankful for?

poetic Ice

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I'm thankful for you baby