i admit it

While I’m on the topic of childhood fun, I’d like to take this time to admit to you all that I still watch Sesame Street sometimes.  Most recently, I’ve been watching in lieu of Good Morning America.  I was so saddened by the news that Diane Sawyer will be leaving GMA, that I jumped ship before she did.  There’s no team like Diane and Robin in the morning.  Honestly, I don’t know why she is doing this to us.  I understand that it’s a big deal for a woman to anchor network nightly news, and I’m happy for her to have gotten the offer…. but to ACCEPT it!?  Mornings will never be the same.



I digress.  Now, I don’t have the attention span to watch an entire Sesame Street, but I do like to check in and can be certain that it will make me smile.  I know I already went on and on about how much I love Jim Henson and all of his creative contributions to society.  It’s definitely the Henson characters that pull me in to the show.  I’ve noticed that as soon as they cut away to clips of “real life,” I tune out.  Groups of kids playing games, learning things, making crafts just doesn’t do it for me.  Never did. Looking back I think this reflects the social anxiety I suffered from as a child.  I was good one on one.  I was good using my imagination and pretending to be something other than I was.  But “threaten” me with a group of kids, and the butterflies in my stomach would begin to flutter like crazy.  That’s something I realized about myself while recently watching Sesame Street.  I’m sure it has something to do with the biracial.


cookie monster and cookies

sesame street guys

sesame street typewriter

grover doctor


o'bamaoh, yeah! i have a blog….

I know it’s 2 days late and I made a video about it, but i’m not through with St. Patrick’s Day yet. That day I watched Good Morning America as usual. Diane Sawyer brought up the fact that Obama is Irish. As if she could hear chuckling across the country, she said something like, “No really. Through his mother’s lineage…” That’s kinda how I always felt as a kid. Like, I know everyone’s a little Irish today, but I’m REALLY Irish everyday. You just don’t see it.


Also, I really love St. Patrick’s prayer. I used to say it every morning. Not when I was a kid, but like 4 or 5 years ago. Here it is…


I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.

Christ shield me today
Against wounding
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.



That’s the part I used to say anyway. There’s more depending on the version you’re reading.