Thursday, March 20, 2008


March 11, 2008

When I call my voicemail here through Telkom (the government phone company [landlines and public phones]), it gives me this option

“Press 1 to listen to your messages.”

When I press 1, it then says

“Press 1 to listen to your voice mail messages.”

I thought there was some mistake so I decided to let ALL the options play out so I could see between which options I was choosing. And this would illuminate the seeming mystery. So I waited to hear all options.

“Press 1 to listen to your new messages.

Press 3 to change your voice mail options

Press 0 to disconnect.”

So I press 1 sure that I would be given several options on how to listen to message or which messages to listen to. And then came the next words of the pre-recorded operator.

“Press 1 to listen to your new messages.”

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(blink). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(blink). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I guess there aren’t any more options. I’m till trying to determine why I must press 1 twice to listen to messages.

What happens if you touch a person’s toothbrush after using the restroom a second time and this time your hand rubbed the bristles?

I had this next story happen to a “friend,” so help me give advice.

Imagine your husband coming home (boyfriend of fiancée for some of you) and you see him without the ring and you ask

“Where is your ring?”

“Oh, sorry. Yesterday all of a sudden I developed an allergy so I don’t where it anymore.”

At this point do

A) Actually believe that and continue with business as usual (which should be love)

B) Get out of that relationship AS FAST AS POSSIBLE because you’re with the wrong person

C) Dump him before he dumps you (he just forgot which wife’s house he was at)

D) Take him to the allergy doctor to diagnose his special condition, and then make him pay for it


I am asked to pray for people and their request a lot. In fact, it’s a burden. I don’t take it lightly and I don’t want to say “yes” and then not pray for people. So I have a list in my journal and I go over it when talking to God. So I wanted to take a moment and give thanks because many of those have been answered as I’ve heard from friends.

  • My friend Zendre (college friend who loves education) was accepted to every school she applied (Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Emory) for a doctorate in education. Woohooo!
  • Joy Green (my education compatriot and the girl who was accepted as a missionary teacher in Haiti at the same school as me) was accepted into a ton of law schools (I’m sure it is every school she applied as well).
  • Kelli Charles (teacher extraordinaire) will not be a principal as she won a Leaders for Schools Fellowship to either open up a new school or principal an existing school in New Orleans!
  • Bonnie (bestest friend) has a brother who just had a new red-haired baby boy.
  • Jane (up and coming IT specialist and my sister) got a new job with an HR firm doing actual hardcore IT work.
  • Lanese (graphic and generally amazing artist) has a sister whose health episode disappeared!
  • Elisa, a crazy girl, was accepted into an international 1-yr volunteer program with/through her company and will follow Haley (if she gets her choice) to South Africa.


Jane said...

in the words of a true nigerian AMEN-OH!

Jane said...

oh yeah for the relationship thingy
i would hit him upside the head and ask him why is he cheating!!!