Author: Kia Speaks

You Guys ROCK!!!!

I’m really appreciative of you guys clicking and reading each day. I rack my brain on a daily basis trying to think of new and fresh material for you, and I want you to know and understand that every click you make on my site is greatly appreciated! Already, in the first month of 2011, we have managed to collect almost as many clicks as we did during all of last year. And I only have you to thank.

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Thinking of Tunisia :-)

Five years ago this spring I stepped out of my comfort zone and participated in a study abroad trip to Tunisia. This was a REALLY HUGE DEAL! I had never been out of the country, and as my first trip I chose to spend 6 weeks living with families who spoke French and Arabic (neither of which I spoke) in a Muslim country in a post-9/11 world. To put it mildly, I was scared. Afraid of messing up, paranoid of insulting an entire culture, and fearful of getting lost in a country where I didn’t speak the language.

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The Post Game Show: I Hate the Characters and Malik’s a Hot Mess

I admit it. I’ve been one of the one’s constantly complaining about The Game, and its character development. Melanie has gone from Med School to Dr. Insecure Idiot, Kelly is a snob, Jason is a prick, and Derwin hasn’t changed at all. I used to love these characters, and now I can hardly stand to look at them for 30 minutes. But this week, I did fall in love with one character, and you may be surprised by which one—Malik.

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What is the State of This Union?

Tuesday night my President delivered his third State of the Union address. Click the picture below to see video of the speech. It’s really easy to avoid politics. They can be messy, nasty, and even boring; however, this is your country. Take some pride in it before you wake up and do not recognize it. And remember, we do big things in America! *cues T.I.’s “Big Thangs Poppin'”*

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