Wednesday, March 28, 2012


This guest post from Hong Alexander

One of my best friends moved to Birmingham a little over three years ago. She originally planned on attending dental school in the “ham”, but decided that she would rather go to law school. I am in graduate school and have to do as much studying as she does, so sometimes on the weekends, I head over to her place and we study all weekend. It is fun because we study for the morning hours, watch a Netflix movie in the afternoon using her wireless internet stamford and her BLU-RAY wi-fi player, and then in the evenings we cook dinner. We get up early enough that we get a good six hours of studying done on a weekend day ( which is a lot) and then we get to have fun in the evenings. “The Ham” is only four hours away from me, I probably should start visiting her more often. I would probably get more school work done and have more fun! I feel so much better about myself when I study on the weekends.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's not too late to quit smoking. Or is it?

I tried to quit smoking so many times that it's been a running joke whenever I say that I am going to quit smoking.  I was going to give up smoking for Lent this year but have yet to find an alternative to smoking. 

I usually try to stay away from any medication that would help stop my cravings for a cigarette because I've heard too many horror stories about them.  I've tried Wellbutrin before and all I got were weird dreams and a bad attitude.

One time last week, I was hanging out with a few buddies and I saw one of my buddies smoking inside the bar.  I was like, "Huh?".  He told me that he switched to e-cigarettes and have not smoked a single cigarette since the New Year.  "Really??", I asked.  He swears by it and he had me try his.

I took a puff and I was really impressed!  It was like smoking but with a hint of vanilla flavor.  He explained to me that what comes out wasn't really smoke but vapor.  There's an atomizer inside the e-cigarette that warms the liquid flavor that turns it into this wonderful tasting vapor.  And guess what?  It has nicotine to help you stop the craving. 

At this point, I am ready to try anything to quit smoking.  He gave me the e-cig website and I think I'm going to go for it.  I was told that they offer a variety of flavors like Pina Colada and Peach Schnapps!  How about that?

I'll let you guys know how it goes.  I'm actually excited!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stop Joseph Kony - #JosephKony2012 Make him famous!!!

If I have to blog anything else this year, this is one video that I must share with all of my readers.  An atrocity that has to be stopped and it has to happen this year.  A man named Joseph Kony who is responsible for the abduction of children in Uganda is on the lose.  We must stop him.  The world has to know about You must watch the video to understand this campaign.  It is a must-see and must-do.  You cannot sit around and watch in silence.  We must do something about it and I am imploring you to share this page on your Facebook pages, Twitter tweets, Tumblr and other social media sites that you can use to spread the word.
April 20th is a big day.  We must prepare - we need to have Joseph Kony captured soon ... Watch the video below.  I promise it is worth 29 minutes of your time.