Friday, April 19, 2013
Do you Know What Today is?????
Well, not yet but in a few hours it will be....well maybe a little LONGER than a few hours! I was born into Delta Land with 8 other beautiful ladies on April 20th! A day (or should I say night,,,,wait no it was daytime, heheheh) I will never forget! I remember it being a LONG night, and I was tired! TRULY TIRED! I haven't truly slept in what seemed like years, I was cranky, and I although I never EVER curse, I dropped the "F" bomb a few nights before. Yup, the Christian girl said the "F" word. My number nine looked at me like I had 3 heads. "Pyramid Hemmingway, you NEVER EVER curse"...Then they all started laughing hysterically. I felt bad, but no other word could describe what I was feeling like at the very moment. I had to repent which I did, I NEVER EVER use profanity and couldn't believe such language was coming out of my mouth.
Ship A: Yup, Pyramid Hemmingway is cursing, so I know we must be crossing soon"
Ship B: Girl you sound funny even saying that word, like a White girl trying to act Black, I can tell cursing is not your forte" (Well I guess that's a good thing huh)?
I was tired, frustrated, HUNGRY, anxious, and just ready to get my life back. Little did I know in less than 48 hrs, my wish would be granted.
We crossed on a stormy night, I mean it was thunderstorm like I have never heard before. But it was beautiful and sunny when we had our coming out show." (some call it probate, but in all honesty a TRUE probate happens,,,,uhh...nevermind. I am sure if you were made prior to 1990, you are just as frustrated as I am when you hear the term, even though I was made AFTER 1990, go figure). But yeah NO ONE had TRUE probate AFTER 1990.
Came home, called my boo to do a LONG HARD Oo-oop on the phone. Next called my now SOROR who wrote my letter of rec to serenade her with our beloved call as well. That night when I don't think I ever slept so good. I was SO tired, I ditched school the next day to stay in bed. My ship called me later the next day and was like HEY SHIP! It sounded soooo good! We were NO LONGER line sisters, because we were NO LONGER on-line! It was a beautiful thing. Since we haven't came out to the school, we had to keep it on the low low! So we left college campus far away to celebrate with my shippies, my prophytes!
I remember after we crossed how I went to get my hair did (Yes I did say Hair DID) mani pedi, and if I could afford it, I would have gotten a message. Lawd knows I needed one, but being a college student, one can't afford such luxuries.
Years later, we are older, wiser, prettier, with husbands, kids, and careers! I am so proud of all of my shippies accomplishments.
We celebrated our 10 year anniversary a few years ago in Vegas! HAD SO MUCH FUN! Didn't get to bed each night until 5 each morning. Up late talking about old times, laughing about our experiences, our mistakes, and even went through our Big Sister Greetings! We had SO MUCH FUN!
If I had the chance would I do it all over again? In a heartbeat. Although at my young age not at THIS AGE no siree bob! One of my ships was older than the rest of us, in her 30's and I admire her SO MUCH now! Could not have been me! I would have just waited until I graduated and did alumnae chapter, but she was a straight soldier!
So Happy DELTAVERSARY SHIPPIES! I love my:
1 Captain Miss Gibraltar
4 Deep Cover
5. Mid-Ship C.R.U.C.I.A.L.
9. Anchor Bullet-Proof.
And then there is little old me.... Deuce of the line, The Navigator of the line, Da' Assassin.
DKN- Deltas Known As" D.S. 9mm, (M.I.L.L.I.M.E.T.E.R.)
Thanks to my prophytes for bringing us in, D.S. Crimson C.H.A.O.S., D.S. M.A.F.I.A, and D.S. TimeBomb
I love you guys and can't wait to celebrate our year in Washington D.C. this summer at our 100th Convention.