Friday, December 30, 2011
Get your pen and paper out, start writing, and let me know what your 2012 resolutions are. I'll be posting mine shortly.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
My 2011 can be best summed up with:
A year of growth and new challenges with personal truths revealed.
What's your 2011 statement?
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
I talked to him on Wednesday just to confirm that we were still going out. I am a planner and I wanted to check the weather, how to wear my hair, make-up, shoes, the normal stuff. He confirmed going to happy hour at Mad Mex in Shadyside (or that area). Fine. So, yesterday, I didn't hear from him, so I text him. He texts back. I call him later, just to chit chat. Everything seems fine.
Today, I text him while on lunch for the address of the place and he gives it to me. Nothing else. I stop by CVS to pick up some make-up because I seen it on sale for 75% off. I text him to see what time we were meeting up. He says 9:15. Ok. Now from here, its confusing. He says, We can hook up another time. Just let me know ahead of time when we want to hook up. Huh!? I was so confused. I didn't understand where this was coming from. I ask if this was a bad time and he says tonight is great for me. I am the one that set it up for tonight. We can try another time. Have a good night. Ok, I never said anything about not wanting to go, so I didn't know where this was coming from. I called him and he said that he was talking to his mother, didn't answer, but text me back. Then I ask him what is really going on. He says I was going just didn't feel the vibe, maybe next time will be better. I want to kick it with you but I feel your not interested in me. What does that have to do with us going out as friends?!?!?! He says that we were going out as friends, but we can go at another time. I text him back 'If we were going as friend then what does it matter if I am interested in your or not? See, its just not making sense to me. I really wanted to go but for whatever reason, even though it's a good time for both of us you don't want to go. I was really looking forward to going. I just feel let down and that your not being completely honest with me.'
Nothing back from him; no call or text.
What is a single sistah to do?!?! I don't want to be the angry black woman, but I am upset about this. I could have made other plans or went out somewhere else. Why didn't he say this earlier. I asked him and never got an answer. Although cliche, I think that he was out with another girl.
After being stood up on a Friday night, I am sitting here eating a semi-disgusting steak sandwich and slightly underdone breaded mushrooms from Pizza Milano while watching what TLC calls: Brideday. It is bad that I am being cynical and thinking that maybe I'll never get married?!? Try to stay positive...think positive.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
|Kardashian Kollection Women's Lace Button Up Shirt With Oversized Neck Bow|
Well, while surfing my favorite blogs, I came across a cute, sophisticated lace shirt. I had to know where it came from. And to my surprise it was from the Kardashian Kollection from Sears! Just to let ya'll know I have really been feeling Sears and K-Mart lately--cheap and fashionable.
This particular shirt I had never seen in stores. But I absolutely have to have in the nude color. I can just see the styling options now. Hopefully I will get it for Christmas...
Sizes: L-XL (as of 12/12/2011)
Colors: Black or Nude
Love the Shirt, wanna get it? Shop Sears Here.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
In anticipation of me getting my passport so that I can cross it off of my 360 in 365 list, I went out and made a small purchase. I brought a Coach Passport Case Holder! So when I am whipping out my passport in Europe and Africa, I'll be stylish. Oh and did I mention that it was on sale?!?!?! I went Christmas shopping at Tanger Outlets and had to visit the Coach Factory store. They were giving out a 30% off coupon at the door, after some careful contemplation, I settled on it for the low price of $21.34. A small price to pay to be one step closer to my dream.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Music: There is a restaurant part (lower floor) and there is the lounge area (upstairs). I'm not really sure who the DJ was, but he was spinning the hits! I think there was different music on each floor. It was mainly hip hop and R&B being played.
Drinks: I am not big on drinking, but I did partake in a beverage. I got the Tropical martini. It was sweet, fruity, and went down smooth. And after the owner brought us a round, they tasted even better. Without the complimentary round the average drink is $12. This most definitely is a place that you either sip slow or go to Art's before or after.
Ambiance: I will admit that I thought that the place would be bigger than what I actually seen on TV. It's more of a long, narrow space, not expansive. The place is decorated very nice, its clean, and has a modern look and feel to it. But, the lounge is another story. It was very hard to get around due to the bar, couches, and VIP area. We went on a Saturday night and there was barely room to move around in the lounge area. You cannot dance; there is no designated dance floor.
Overall Experience: I had a good experience. The food is way overpriced, as well as the drinks.The service is excellent. They offer valet, so you don't have to worry about finding parking in the strip or walking a long way in your killer heels. I would return there, but maybe for appetizers.
Outfit: Dress: H&M Tights: Fishnets from Target Makeup: Naked Palette eyeshadow, MAC NW45 concealer, Mary Kay Bronze 2 face powder, ELF cream liner, Loreal million lashes in carbon black, Miliani Luminoso Blush, and last, but not least a dupe for Up the Amp, Covergirl Divine lipstick.
*Unable to post pictures due to not having permission from various person(s)
Monday, December 12, 2011
What would you do if you seen your friends signifigant other out with someone else? You seen them being a little too close and touching in a more than friendly way.
Would you tell them? Why or Why not? Do you feel like it would make a difference in their relationship? Could a friend possibly see you as a hater by telling them what you saw?
I'm really interested in hearing from both men and women.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
|Taken from littledaisymay.blogspot.com via pinterest|
Saturday, December 10, 2011
What I prepared was similar to what my old co-workers used to cook, but only I put my own spin on it and more flavor. There were a couple of reasons why these dishes were a staple on potluck day- they are super cheap to make and can feed a crowd for like pennies a serving. What's cheaper than cabbage, noodles, cooked ham and bread!?!?!
|Sorry for the bad picture; have to get a new camera|
Time: 30 minutes
1lb of ham, shaved
1 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
Green Pepper, chopped
1 small clove of garlic, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
salt (depending on your ham, optional)
4 hamburger buns
banana peppers (garnish, optional)
In a sauce pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic, onion, and green pepper until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the ham and BBQ sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes. During the last 10 minutes of cooking add chopped tomato. Serve on hamburger buns, topped with banana peppers.
Haluski (Cabbage and Noodles)
This is not your typical haluski! It's more line a fried cabbage/noodle mix. You can adjust accordingly, but its good to me!
Time: 45 minutes
1 small cabbage, shredded
1 small onion, sliced
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
5 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup of chicken broth or water
Half a package of egg noodles
Boil water and prepare egg noodles according to package.
While the noodles are cooking, in a skillet heat olive oil and butter. Add the onion and garlic, saute until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook for 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the chicken broth and cover for another 20-25 minutes. Add the noodles to the cabbage alone with a pat of butter if needed. Serve hot.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I am not saying that it would never happen with him, but we haven't even hung out together to see if its something that would even happen. I'm not really sure where this all came from. I think that its funny when a guy shows that they are vulnerable just like women, and I am starting to hear about it more and more from different guys.
Whatever happened to just being friends with someone...taking things slow?
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Ok, here is my gripe. I would have more than likely brought Ruby Woo, and possibly some foundation. Resulting in a commission for the sales person. Instead, I politely walk away empty handed. What made her think that I wasn't going to buy something? Sure, I wonder aimlessly looking to jog my memory about things that I have seend on YouTube and putting together looks in my mind, but that is no reason to leave me to work on another customer. It wasn't like I was done with shopping or looking. This is normally the point that say 'Don't make me pull out my platinum card and blind you'. I'm a changed person and trying not to be like my momma. I cannot help but see a pattern forming at all MAC counters around the Western PA area: ignorance. Perhaps they don't know how much African American woman spend at stores in an average year, stimulate the economy and set trends. The Asians know, which is why there is a BSS in every
Have you ever felt like you didn't receive the best customer service at the MAC counter? I know that it isn't just me.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Two Broke Girls: It's one of those sitcoms that makes laugh like once per show. I cannot pinpoint what makes me like this show so much or why I remind myself (and cable box) to watch it ever Monday.
Love & Hip Hop: Drama, drama, and more drama. Better than Basketball Wives and back for a second season with new cast members. It just started, so I will have to update later.
IRT: Deadliest Roads: Get that look off your face! I don't know how, or why I look at this show, but I do. Possibly the most boring show ever, but entertaining at the same time. From Hugh who goes it alone, to new partners Tim and Tino and the narrow roads of Bolivia...yeah, its that boring.
Revenge: At first I thought that this show was going to be really predictable, especially since its works itself backwards, but I was wrong. This show is so good to me that I watch it on OnDemand. But the only this is that I cannot see this shows plot lasting more than 1-2 seasons.
ABG (Awkward Black Girl): As seen on Youtube, one of the funniest webisode series that I have ever seen! The best 10 minutes on the web.
Milk and Honey: I learned about this web based series on another blog that I frequent. I watched the first webisode, but haven't seen any other ones since. I want see what's going to happen next.
Up All Night: It has its funny moments, I like Mya Rudolph, and it fills a void on Wednesday before Revenge comes on. Whitney: It comes on after The Office, if the TV is still on I'll watch it. I must admit that I am really missing 30 Rock.
Got some favorite shows? Comment below and let me know!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I thought that it was something that I was doing wrong until I watched T.D. Jakes' sermon on Secret Agents for Change. It was like it he was talking to me and my situation at work. I truly felt like God was putting this in place for me to see. During this sermon he talked about Pharaoh, the Israelites and making bricks without straw. He said that frustration is not the devil. What? How can this be? I don't understand. Bishop Jakes continued to say frustration will lead to a great reward. This challenge that I am facing will lead to a greater reward and develop me as a person. If I believe that through all of this frustration, a blessing will come. He knows the day that it all started and the day that it all will end; This too shall pass.
The message was so powerful that I was taking notes so that I could share it with you! Although I'm no T.D. Jakes, I invite you to watch the sermon so that you can be encouraged and most importantly be blessed!
Secret Agents of Change Telecast
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
My whole thing is that we've been friends for years, and yes we have even been intimate before. I've started my period and messed up his sheets, he's walked in on me having sex, we just have one of those
I'm at the point where I think that I need to just stay off of facebook. You see stuff that you don't need to see. I'm a realists and I know that the reason/way that I feel about him and this whole situation is because I was reading into things to much and because of the intimacy that we once had my feelings are distorted. I brought this on myself; he doesn't know how I feel about it and whatever feelings that he may have towards me, he can keep it to himself. To be honest, I think that how I feel about him is just a knee-jerk reaction that I had because I think that him having someone is going to effect what we have. Which isn't much, just open communication. I shared stuff with him that I share with my closest girl-friends. Why couldn't he do the same?
To be a good friend, I am going to keep my word and proof the resume and send it back to him...but after that, like Drake's new album, Take Care.
Afterthoughts: I read everything that I wrote and really sat down and thought about it, and I realize that the posts pertaining to Just in Case, Take Care are my initial reactions. Now that I have had time to think about things--I mean really think about them--I overreacted. Now that the initial shock and raw emotions have passed, I am fine. Honestly. Writing things out and venting about a situations helps to put things into perspective and see things for what they really are.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD.12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried . 13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offeringsLeviticus 7:11-13 KJV
Friday, November 18, 2011
Me:You have a woman?
Me:Is it serious?
Me:Why didn't you tell me? Change you facebook status? Something that shows that you are seriously talking to someone
Him:You know that I like to keep stuff low-key.
Me:I think that you should have told me.
Mind you, we talk late night, text one another, all the things that if your partner finds they might be like who the bleep is this bleep texting you and you talking to all the time?!?! At this point, my ego is slightly bruised. Its my fault that I read too much into our friendship and that I possibly developed feelings and they didn't surface he told me this and a couple of waves of jealousy ran through me.
The conversation continues and I try to keep it together like I am not phased.
Me: So, what if you get a job up here. You can't just leave her.
Him: I'll bring her with me.
In my mind, I am like ok, this is too weird. I need to cut this short and hit him with the 'take care'. Basically 'take care' means if we talk again, fine, if not, that's fine too.I wish you no ill-will or harm; I wish you the best.
Trying to end on a positive note, I tell him that I will review his resume send it back to him. I try to end the conversation, but we go on a little more about random stuff.
Helater contacted me on IM and ignored him. He sent an email. I ignored him. It's to the point where I stay off of the computer during our normal chat session hours and refrain myself from sending my normal random texts during the work day
To be continued...
Click here to read Part I.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Perhaps I was living in a dream world, or reading into our frequent conversations way too much. Either way, I feel some type of way. Although we live hundreds of miles away from one another, he came to this area and failed to call me to meet-up. Not even on no nasty type stuff either. I thought that was odd when I heard from other people, and facebook, that he was in the area. When we spoke again, he stated that he was really busy while up here. Whatever. I thought that we were better than that.
To be continued....
Note: Originally this was going to be one long post, venting about an issue that I had with a friend. After careful consideration, I decided to break it up into three parts. I think that once I get to the end of it my feelings may have changed some and it will actually play out in real time. This is not a work of fiction--true life
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
|Photo by: Donna Kelly via Flickr|
Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving. Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead. In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far more common than purity, virginity, and a healthy married sex life. And when it comes to God, the majority believe in him, but the teachings of scripture rarely make it into their everyday lives. Simply put, normal isn't working. Groeschel's WEIRD views will help you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life.
I brought the book and plan to read a chapter a night until I am done. If anyone is interested in having a discussion about the book, just comment below. I'll do a book review on it when I finish.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Alright, after washing, my hair wasn't exactly what I expected. I am assuming that due to my bi-weekly wash and presses caused some severe heat damage to my tresses. Having transitioned for over a year and wearing twists for three months, I thought that I would have more 'virgin' hair on my head. Instead, there were massive amounts of straight hair--everywhere. I pressed on. I decided that after looking at a couple of YouTube videos that I was going to attempt a twist and curl. Basically, twisting my hair then curling it around a rod. Simple, right?
After letting my hair air dry for 24hrs.+, the results were, well, lack luster. I had to do something with the crazy naps and curls that I had going on. The relaxed ends curled really well, but the roots were nappy with no definition. So being the creative being that I am, I attempted several things but was unsuccessful. Finally, I thought about the one thing that will save a bad hair day---a hat! I never wear hats, but I was borderline desperate. I found the grey beanie that I brought from Forever 21 and gathered the back of my hair into a twist and put it on. I left the bangs out in the front, kind of a free spirited look, with two sideburn tendrils. No too bad.
Now when I went to get my hair done on Thursday, I wore my hair like this. My hair dresser was like 'Oh you trying something new...you wanted to wear an afro...did you want to see how it would look natural?' Umh, yeah what's wrong with that? The way that she questioned me about the style just made me feel like we must not be on the same page hair wise and uncomfortable. She later went on to ask me what I did to it? What did I do to it? It was like I had an alien sitting on my hair. Now, although it was frizzy at the top, one can clearly see that it was a set of some kind...the ends of the curls were defined. I sent a picture, the one here to my friends and they saw absolutely nothing wrong with it, but then again, who knows. She later went on after she got done with it, to attempt to schedule me for normal wash and press in two weeks. I told her that I would have to get back to her. She casually stated that she had other clients and may not have the regular slot open. I said, Ok, I will be in touch.
If you are still reading this, you may be wondering what are you really talking about. First, taking a step out and attempting do something with my natural hair was BIG! (see 360 in 365 page) My friends were supportive and encouraging, but not so much from my hair dresser. Also, here in Southwestern PA, natural hair isn't as accepted as some places, like Philly. I wasn't arguing with my hair dresser about anything, but I feel like she just doesn't understand my hair journey and what I am trying to accomplish. I also think that she is looking out for herself; having a steady client shelling out $40 every other week adds up. I am trying to get away from the heat and constant manipulation of my hair which means less money for her. I just want to get it to a point where its completely natural. Perhaps, I should have been more up front with her and state that I was going back to protective styling and not getting my hair done as much. Especially since in 2012, I am attempting to be more a budget and save. There is no need to argue, people just don't understand...
Friday, November 11, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Let me point out some of the best features of this bra. The material is GREAT. It's like the Victoria's Secrets Angel bra from like 4 years ago, but only with full coverage. It had just enough padding to cover up some of those embarrassing moments. It was a front closure. Conveient. The straps are adjustable, but you adjust them in the front! That's right, no more guessing if you have both of the straps in the right place. Streching your arms to do it or taking it off and adjusting. Its really supportive, for those of us that need it. Just great.
On the other hand, some of the cons of the bra is it reminds you of a sports bra from the back. I think that its because of the 'vanishing back' selling feature. Also, I am not really sure that I needed my back to be smoothed or that it really works. Ummh, the price. It was originally $50, but with all of the discounts, I ended up paying around $25. Not too bad, but not great either.
Overall, I would buy them again, still cheaper than some of the Victoria's Secret ones. Don't let the look of the store fool you. Yeah, it's for the slightly more mature crowd, but if you are looking for a good bra, go to SOMA. If you are looking for some cute panties, go elsewhere.
Website: Soma Intimates
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I invite all of you to read the article and leave your thoughts. I am interested in how many [single] woman practice this. And for those of you that may be married already, did you pray for you husband?
Saturday, October 29, 2011
If you read the article it talks about how women will buy new panties, but will tell herself that she has to wait for a special occasion to wear them and continuously cling onto the old, ratty panties that she is used to. I am guilty of this. Not just with panties, but with everything. Clothes, makeup, hair, my house, decorating, the list goes on. Right now, I have about 8 bags of new clothes on the floor in my bedroom just waiting for the ‘perfect time’ to wear them. I have several pictures and wall hangings sitting on the floor staring me in the face as I type this, just waiting to be hung up when I buy a house. I went out and brought that highly-praised Urban Decay Naked Palate and have yet to use it. I’m waiting on the right time. You see the pattern that is forming, and so do I.
I’ve been trying to break myself out of this, but for some reason it’s really hard to do. Everything with me is always ‘When the time is right’. After reading this, what if the right time never comes along. Everything will just sit there, wasting away. I now realize that this is something that I have to change and perhapse it will make some breakthroughs in my life. For me, I will go and buy new stuff more as a way of therapy. I’ll look in the closet and say ‘I have nothing to wear’, yet there are brand new items right at my feet. In a way, for me, it’s more than denying myself happiness.
I am now making it my personal mission to stop saving my good panties for later, wearing all of my new clothes on the weekend, and wearing make-up every time I go out.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Where do the Good Go by Tegan and Sara
Where do you go with your broken heart in tow? What do you do with a leftover you? How do you know when to let go? Where do the good go?
No Happy Holidays by Mary J. Blige
The Queen of Hip Hop Soul in her earlier days in every woman’s CD player at one time or another. I could have a whole CD posted up here, but I chose one her lesser-known songs: Happy Holidays. For any of you that have ever been ‘the only other woman’ this song is for you.
Half-Crazy by Musiq
Ok, this may be one of my favorite songs, but when I was going thru it I just put in on repeat and let it play. There were times when I felt like I was going half-crazy. Not doing my hair, dressing like a bum, not eatin’, and slingin’ snot. Don’t no body know how I feel but Musiq!
Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin
Classic. Not something that you would expect to be on my playlist, but there is something about this song that just relieves the stress of the break-up. It’s like after you have accepted it, yeah he got a piece of my heart, just go ahead and break it, go on n!gga take it! You are at your angry black woman stage at this point.
Enough. Listening to Broken Hearted on Rhapsody. Check it out!
Got your own brokenhearted playlist? Share it!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
My lack of a cuddle-buddy makes me wonder…Where are all the cuddle-buddies at?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Without having a successful relationship in life, thus far, recently I have found myself being a relationship guru for some of my friends. It seems like everyone wants to talk to me, ask me my opinion, or spill their heart out to me. Don’t get me wrong, there are very few things that I haven’t experienced while being in a relationship. Some of the experiences I only share with certain people or when there is a need to illustrate and relate to them. Then, there are those relationship experiences that I keep to me, myself, and I.
I think that one of the main reasons why friends chose to confide in me is because of my unbiased opinion of the situations. Or it could be because I am good listener. I try to listen more than I talk. Now, there are those times when I get a little bogged down with everyone else’s problems and just want to vent about what I have going on. Which brings me to this, as of this current moment, I am very much single and celibate so I don’t have a lot of relationship baggage with me. I am comfortable with who I am. So, when people tell me about their relationship problems I’m not the friend that is jealous because one of my friends have a man and I don’t . I’m not the friend constantly telling them to leave them alone, because I have been there before and most importantly I don’t want their man for myself. Maybe it is because when I was in f’ed up relationships all of my friends were there for me and this is just payback. Whatever the reason, I’ll enjoy my time as a self-proclaimed relationship guru.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I remember that morning. I was in my room getting ready for class when there was breaking news of a plane hitting the world trade center. My mouth hung open as I heard the news. I hate to admit it, but I thought about using this as a reason to get out of going to class. I thought about all of my classmates who were from New York, still had family living there, even working in Manhattan. Moments later, word of a plane hitting the Pentagon broke. Then the news that hit closest to home, Flight 93, just 150 miles away, apparently high jacked, crashed into a field in Shanksville. At this point fear took over.
Although today, I shed about the same amount of tears that I did 10 years ago, its apparent that the same feelings and emotions still hold true after all this time. My mind still wonders what could have possibly be done to stop this? Are we any safer now than 10 years ago? Did a plane really hit the towers? Was the government behind this, and using this as a way to start a war? Was this prophesied in the bible? So many unanswered questions. Today many of these questions are still unanswered, people have their theories and beliefs. We, as Americans, are on high alert of anyone with an Arab/Muslim sounding name, the man sitting next to you on the plane with a Sunni, dressed in a garb.
Ten years ago, America and our lives were changed forever.
My heart goes out to all of the men and woman who lost their lives. We'll Never Forget.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Which brings us to this. A Saturday night when I thought that thought that I would be at the movies falling asleep or pretending to be into whatever movie that I would be watching with a dude that I really don't trust. Whew, that was a mouthful. Not that I would have ended up getting screwed by him at the end of the night (see celibacy vlog coming soon), but he probably would have tried. Where are all the good men at???!?!?!? Sigh.
Anyway, instead of doing something on the 360 in 365 list, or at least researching to attempt to cross something off of that list, I decided to check out random Youtube videos on knitting. Yeah. That's right, knitting. For what? I am not sure. I think that its just another way for me to procrastinate in doing what I need to do. I really don't need to know how to knit...I need to perfect my calligraphy, so that I can possibly make some extra money by doing it. After watching the video on Youtube, I actually contemplated driving to Wal-Mart and get some knitting supplies. Now, there are a million other things that I need and should be doing, including work for my job, finishing my Limited application, washing clothes, cleaning up, and the list can go on and on.
In the end of not doing anything really today, I will end up getting screwed on Monday night when I am trying to finish all of the work for my job, wash clothes, clean up for the week, and all of the other miscellaneous things that I should have done today with my free time.
This post has nothing to do with masturbation
Friday, September 2, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Forget about Hurricane Irene and the flooding of lower New York, Lil' Wayne dropping the Carter IV, Beyonce is pregnant!!! Now, I didn't see the red carpet of the VMA's but its all over the web that she announced it while there. I know that baby will be *clearing my throat* precious.
Photo taken from Huffington Post
Thursday, August 25, 2011
How in the world did this happen?!?!? To make matters worst when I tried to scrape it up, it was like melted karamel. There was no real crust, just gooey, moist brown lumps of something that tasted lemon-like. Yeah, that's right, I tasted it. Don't look at me like that, I was curious. Honestly, I was craving them so a little burntness (is that a word?!?) wasn't going to stop me.
Sigh. I'll be back to my regularly scheduled posts soon.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
After some research, I found the 6 week program The Butt Bible on ExerciseTV and decided to give it a try. The program is set up into six segments: Lower 1,2,3 & Upper 1,2,3. After the first 10 minutes of the Lower 1 segment, I most definitely felt the burn in my hips, thighs, and butt. This is just day one, I'll update in a few to let you know if I notice any difference, which I know that I will.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
This week I went to see The Help twice! Each time it just got better and better! My co-workers called me weird, but I can't help it. I loved the book and I love the movie! The reason that I went to go and see it twice was because I did have the heart to tell my friends that I had already seen it two days prior, or that I had already make happy hour and movies plans with my other friend. Either way, it was a really good movie. I laughed, cried, felt a twinge of anger...I was really emotional.
If you seen it, share your thoughts!!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Will you be buying Watch the Throne?
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I am also working on:
Kelly vs. Beyonce: Which album is better?
The Help: Movie Review
Artists from Across the Pond
Favorite YouTube Channels
Hey There! This weekend was a great! Let's see where to start...a bachelorette party, boat ride, soul train line, motion sickness, dinner with my best friend, and spending time with the family! Whew!
There are very few times when things actually fall into place perfectly for me when it comes to going out on the town. I actually stepped outside of my comfort zone and tried some things that I normally wouldn't do, such as, cream eyeliner, an exotic hairstyle and believe it or not, a super short dress (despite my recent discovery of cottage cheese on my booty and upper thighs). .
First up, the cream eyeliner.
Some of you may not know this, but I'm currently obsessed with all things YouTube. After watching several videos, I decided to take the plunge and buy some cream eyeliner. Now, I have been a liquid liner girl, exclusively, for over 10 years now. I have super oily eyelids and pencil liner disappears before I walk out the door. While browsing through Target, I came across ELF's cream eyeliner for $3.00.
I had seen this on several tutorials and decided to give it a try. After examining the package and the brush that came with it, I also brought a eyeliner brush. I applied this eyeliner after slapping on some purple eyeshadow by Flirt. Of course a broad was running late. To my surprise, it was super easy to apply and went on like black velvet. I was shocked! I wasn't even trying to be precise, but it just happened that way. I love this eyeliner and would recommend it to anyone.
Next, exotic hair.
Ok, so I have this natural hair, that is currently straight. While looking at one of my favorite YouTubers (is that word?!?) I felt inspired and decided to wear my hair in something different other than a wrap or bouncy curls. I follow, through YouTube and Blog, a lovely woman named Dprincess28. She had a post on 'Date Night' hair and make up. I just used the hair part and for the most part it turned out great! I just wish that I had a camera (and time) so that I could have taken pictures. Anywoo, I used my hot curlers and some Suave hairspray (I know, bad) to set my hair. I left them in for 30 minutes, while I did my make-up and get sugared up for the evening. Next, I remove the hot curlers and parted a third of my hair. I flat twisted the one side of my hair and secured it with some bobby pins. The remaining hair, I pin curled up so that the curls would last longer. It was seriously humid outside. After I took the pin curls out, it was most definitely date worthy hair. Not to mention, it was unique. I just wish that the curls would have stayed in longer.
If you want to know more about the hair style, please check out DPrincess28 blog and YouTube Channel.
Lastly, the dress.
I went to three malls in three days and didn't end up with anything but a shirt from H&M and bill for $48 from dinner at Houlihans. I get so discouraged shopping. I feel like I am at the age where I am too old to be wearing Juniors, but not quite ready to shop at Talbot's, ya feel me. I stumbled into a store called Strawberry and found a really cute dress, that actually fit over all of this booty, hips, and thighs! I was so excited. I didn't know what to do with myself! Oh yeah, I did know. I needed some shoes to go with it. I went to Macy's and what did I find, some Beyonce shoes! I know what you are thinking, Beyonce has shoes at Macy's. No. I call these my Beyonce shoes because I could dance all night long, just like Beyonce (in my mind), and they were super cute.
I know! This post is nothing without pictures! I promise you guys, that I am working on getting a camera, and a webcam so that I can up my blogging status.
It felt so good for a night to go right for the first time and taking some steps outside the box.
Enough. Back to work in the morning. Sigh.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
My top 3 movies:
Love and Basketball
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Although the cause of her death is unknown, people are speculating drugs were involved (its not always the narcotic people). Poor Thing. And then there's the whole '27' theory that is going around. The good die young. Taken too soon.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Rest In Peace.
While sitting there enjoying my meal, which consisted of a chicken mango salad and two chicken tacos, I noticed something as I glanced around the restaurant. There were several people dining alone. There were 4 people, young professionals, dining alone. I thought that this was weird, but I had been there several times before and never noticed it until now.
For some of us single people who don't always want take out, eating out on Mondays may be the way to go. The restaurants are less crowded, so there isn't a real rush to finish your food; you don't really feel awkward because people are not gawking at you; and since there really isn't anything on TV, but Basketball Wives and Single Ladies, why not take yourself out on a date.
Date Myself Mondays has a nice ring to it...
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I watched This Week with Christiane Amanpour and got a summary of what the budget cuts mean to me and it's sickening. The government really has to reach a deal soon before this recession we are in, turns into a depression. I can see that ramiifcaitons in my own job with the HUGE cuts to Public Housing Funds. Something has to give!!!
Friday, July 15, 2011
After doing more research, it seems as that there are two studies that prove that there is some promise to preventing HIV/AIDS. Before I say this is strictly my opinion. If a pill can actually prevent HIV/AIDS then that is great, but its also a way for people to be even more irresponsible. Sure, this can reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS, but you are putting yourself at risk for other STD's. Not to mention, nothing is ever 100%, so there still would be a risk. I am not completely against it, but in addition to these pills they should have a plan of some kind that educates people about safe sex.
Perhaps they should offer this pill to people who are at greater risk of contracting the disease, such as people with other autoimmune disorders or STD's. I don't know, this is just my opinion. We, as people, are always taking the easy way out of things.
Wrap it up, keep your legs closed, or just say no!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
How did this happen?!?! How!!?!?! I am so out of touch with my creativity?! What do you do when your creativity doesn't find you?!?!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
I've been through some things in my life and I am finally at a point in my life where I can say that most of them came because of me not loving myself. No, I am not beating myself up; I am being real. Irrational decisions with men, horrible decisions with my body, drinking and smoking (excessively), the list could go on. And although I have made progress, I need love. Not some man, not a job, not the crazy notions that pop into my head for a week then slowly fade away. My spiritual journey is one that makes me feel like I am stuck in purgatory. Like, I am cheating on the real me. I can't think of myself being totally committed to the Lord because I still love my old ways.
I need to fall in love with myself and the Lord. I love myself enough to let go of the vices that hold me down, but there is still work to be done, and I know that the Lord ain't done with me yet!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
On a whim, I took this picture with the camera that I currently have. It’s one of those pictures that came out really well, in my opinion. I am by no means a photographer. This is a picture of an African Violet sitting on my window seal. The back drop is the view from my window. Enough said. Enjoy!
Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy 4th of July!
While riding to a BBQ, I really got to listen to and get the full effect of the new Ledisi album, Pieces of Me. I got it on a whim while at Target. It was a toss up between her and Beyonce, and since Run the World (Girls) irks me to no end, I decided to go with Ledisi.
Now, I have been a Ledisi fan since the first time I heard 'In the Morning (Live)' and I still to this day have 'Think of You' on my motivational CD in the car. Her neo-soul sound and great lyrics makes me feel like I am listening to 'real music', not this electronically produced stuff that we have flooding the airwaves.
Oh yeah, on to the review...Like all of her CD's you can expect to have some feel good music. I am big on lyrics with any song, but it seems like the lyrics all hit home with me. The lead single 'Pieces of Me' is the quintessential black woman narrative:
So many colors...
(I make up the woman that you see)
A good friend and lover
(Anything you want Yes I can be)
I can run the business and make time for fantasy
(These are the pieces of me)
Other songs I love: So Into You, Bravo, Coffee, Shine, BGTY (Be Good To Yourself) and I Got to Get to You. Surprisingly, I am not a fan of Stay Together, which for anyone that knows me, I LOVE Jaheim. That song just doesn't do it for me.
Overall, I brought this CD without even hearing the title track and I must say that I feel like it was well worth the $10.70 that I paid for it. 3 out of 4 stars!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Sorry for the poor quality. I have to get a better camera.
So far, so good! When you get it done, you don't have to wait for them to dry and you don't run the risk of smudging them. If you get a manicure every week, this may save you some money. The nail technician said that he's seen a french last at least 2 weeks.
The cost. It's an additional $15 on top of the manicure charge; $30 all together. Also, there are limited colors that you can get. If you are like me, you want your nails and toes to match, that may not happen. No biggie, because the classic french is always an option.
After the pedicure, toe nail art, manicure, Shellac polish, and tip...the grand total was $65.
I'll update in a week to see how they are holding up.
Update: They are still holding up after 2 weeks! I just got them redone because it kinda started looking like I needed a fill and one of the nails was chipped really bad on the side. I probably could have rode it out for another week, but I wouldn't know when I could get them done again. Also, I went to a different place to get them done, and different places charge different prices, so shop around! =)
Saturday, June 25, 2011