Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day Seventeen - Your Favorite Memory

My favorite memory.

That's hard, as I have quite a few of them.

I think the one that immediately comes to mind is the day I got the title of "Dr." added to my name.

That was one of the biggest goals I've ever accomplished.

I'm not going to write about it. I wrote about it all, and I mean, I wrote about ALL of it on the 10 year anniversary of my Ph.D.

But the most interesting part of it, something we still laugh about, was the acknowledgements of my dissertaion:

I excerpted a little of the 3 pages of the, uh, "hood-like" shout outs here, from the above blog post:

My acknowledgments were a whole different story... My professor was reading it, would look up at me over his glasses in disdain, read, look up at me like I was crazy. I'd sit there and smile like Celie!

My acknowlegments were REAL hood and funny!

Funny points:

"I'd like to thank my girl Weenie for letting me stay with her when I was homeless!"

"I'd like to thank my girl Dr. K. Gal, you know we use to do our Bitch and Beer Tuesdays and bitch and moan and cry!"

"Thanks Auntie Joyce and Uncle Shawn for selling me that Nova. I love that car!!"

"My homegirl Lady T-double-EE, thanks for your support!!"

"I'd like to thank my man, Oldboy."

"I'd like to thank my cats, the ever so cosmopolitan Jeremy Girard, and the thuggish ruggish kitty Oscar-Tyrone- who'd attack my printer everytime it started up!"

Yeah, I thanked my cats. LOL.

3 LONG pages of shoutouts! And at the end I put Master P's words in BOLD text!

"Make em say UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH!!! Naw, naw, naw, naw, NAAAAAWWWWW!"

So if you like, you can go back and peruse that.

Are you ready for the weekend?

I know I am.

Ya'll have a great Friday!


  1. LMAO! you a you did not put all that in your shot outs on your dissertation! now tell me what exactly did your professor say after he finished reading it all? would have been too funny if he would have looked up at you after he finished and said "ugghhh naw naw naw naw this dissertation make me wanna naw naw naw naw..."

  2. Hilarious! Only you. I would have never thought of many of those shout outs

  3. I can't wait for the weekend so I can do a whole lotta NOTHING.

  4. I LOVE IT! LMAO! Ya know I'm gonna read it all.

  5. LOL

    You deserved to give all the hood shoutouts you wanted!

  6. jennifer11:21:00 AM

    So after the Master P shoutout, how did the audience respond? :-) Inquirers want to know

  7. Anonymous11:25:00 AM

    The Master P shoutout topped the shout outs to the FULLEST!! You never hesitate to make me laugh. The funny thing is I bet you're dead serious about everything you wrote and thanked.

  8. I bet the audience jumped up like Shaq did in the video...

  9. @Ginae... Girl, no one cares by that time. I could've written a bunch of cuss words in the acknowledgment section and it would've been fine. He was reading it to be reading. I don't think he understood much of the lingo, lol

    @Sasha... Yeah I was serious. And i put everyone's nicknames in there, lol.

    I learned from a classmate years before, when I was reading her funny acknowledgements -that's MY area to write whatever I wanted to write. And I did 3 pages of shoutouts! And got away with it, lol.

    @jennifer... Those were written acknowledgments. I wouldn't dare say aloud some of the stuff I wrote, lol. All I know, Master P and crew were HOT around then.


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