Thursday, December 31, 2009

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. ~Brooks Atkinson

2009 is on its way out the door, and I can't say I'm sorry to see it go. The last few months of this year have been a trial to say the least but with faith, good family and  friends (and some not so good) I was able to keep my head up and make it through,and for that I am thankful.

2010 will not see me with a list of silly resolutions because I started making the changes I wanted in my life months ago so I'm resolving to just keep moving forward. Working on getting my chakras back in line and gaining the Peace I once had.

I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year but to 2009 I say WRAP IT UP B!

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Leave it in 2009

2009 has produced some of the most annoying slang, clothing, TV shows, and music so I'm begging you all to leave it or face the wrath of my side eye and Shaharazad Ali open handed smack to the mouth. Those of you  unfamiliar with Shaharazad, Do yourself a favor and  google her, This woman is crazy as a f$%king loon.

Anyway here are the things that need to stay in 2009 or happy open handed smack to you:

Leggings: Leather, spandex, lace, sequin . I don't care what they are made of leave them in 2009. They are not pants, so please spare me and yourself the embarrassment of wearing them as such. ESPECIALLY if your shirt only reaches your waist because the thought of being greeted by your crotch will get you smacked.

Uggs: I'm sure all of you have heard my rants on these boot/slippers and so I won't waste time saying it again. Alright I lied. UGGS are Short for UGLY! add to that they are not rain boots and you now know why  you received that smack in the mouth.

Un-honorable mention: Winterized Clog. Plastic Shoes CAN NOT be 1) Comfortable 2) Winterized. So be warned!

Leotards. I danced for many years and I've always hated wearing them, so when I the Pop stars of 2009 decided that they made a great fashion choice I gagged! Then I saw a girl in one on Halloween, sweetie you are not 'yonce and dem so please stop it! I was speaking with one of the Mr's nieces and she told me that the girls at LIU Post wear leotards, leg warmers, and Uggs together all the time. *Note to self stay away from Post or you will go to jail for multiple smacks*

The term Hater: Yes this is a hold over for a few years ago but in 2010 I don't need to hear it at all. Why? Because when people use it now 90% of the time it makes no sense. If there is a difference in opinion in conversation its inevitable that someone will utter the dreaded "why are you hating" or "Hi Hater". PLEASE PEOPLE STOP IT! . I have way better things to do with my time than worry about hating on you. Especially since you probably don't have anything I actually want in the fist place.

Lil Wayne: Yes Yes I was a little touched by his Vh1 behind the music but dang nabbit ENOUGH already. I just saw his scary troll behind in a Shakira video,SHAKIRA! But since he's on his way to lock up in NY maybe I can get some peace and quiet.

BEYONFuckingCE: I was going to leave her off the list and then she decided she was Black culture. Add to that dumbasses on Twitter deciding she was the only person big enough to say something like that. Well you know what, If she's Black Culture I'm handing in my Black card because I refuse to be associated with that mess. I mean really have you heard that God AWFUL song? She doesn't say one thing that would make me say "Yes ok I hear you 'Yonce" no this heffa is talking about Party to people the people that party...WTH is wrong with that chile. I thought Jay stopped smoking the La-la-la, maybe he needs to talk to her about it. And why is she laughing all on the track. Dear White Jesus, please come get your obviously drunk with time child!
Oh here's the video if you'd like your brain to explode; I am POP Culture.
*hmph ya'll know I take REAL Black Culture seriously*

Sexting: Look first of all that's for lames and dumbasses so if you are spending time sending pics of your assets to some dude/chick that will probably show it to all of their friends you're a LAME and this open hand is for you!  Teenagers are guilty but I know some of the over 21 crowd that indulge in this mess.

Terms like 5 Star Chick: GTFOH with that mess. What the hell does that mean anyway? Last I checked 5 stars was given to hotel and movies. So is that what you are saying your comfy for people to sleep in or watch act the damn fool. Grr Black people Do BETTER or SLAP SLAP (unhonorable mention goes to basic bitch and Barbie,Thanks Mizinspiredmind)

Stanky Legs, The Jerk any other stupid ass dance that came out in 2009.ESPECIALLY for the women, have some class already. I mean JEEZ why would you want some dude to bang his peen into your back and you call it daggerin' WTH is wrong with ya'll. Wait are you not familiar with this dance, see below:

*yes Jaded Nyer I know this is your song and its fine but I'll be damned if some dude comes banging his peen into my back*

Text Chat. Look I get it when we all had old school phones we had to shorten words because really who in the hell wanted to type every letter. BUT DAMN IT you all have Smart phones, so why in the hell are not using them. SMART phones should not type STUPID half words. And if you're at a keyboard, unless letters are missing CUT IT OUT! I don't know what you're talking about and I'm not going to bang my head trying to find out.

So the moral of the story is if I see any of you running around doing any of the above, Please Believe the smack you receive will be lethal.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Random Ish from the Vacation Sofa

Today is my first day of vacation, a real vacation. No checking emails, voicemail nothing. So why am I freaking out?

Today I will eat all the foods that are bad for me.....O.K maybe not all of them.

Wait I guess I already failed at the last one because I had a fruit salad

Why is it that when white artist want to sound more soulful they find a black church choir (I see you Rob Thomas)

Princess and the Frog: To See or Not to see

Alvin and The Chipmunks: NOT TO SEE.I mean really little Chippettes singing "Single Ladies"  I will not promote that BS in my family.

Is it really Christmas already? Where has the last 6 months gone.  I don't even really remember the summer.
So in 2009 the only way to get a hit song was to have on a leotard or add Lil Wayne to your song (or if he was rocking out in a prison cell, Drake)?

I quit music for the reasons above.

Being a Mom is pretty awesome, for those of you not so lucky I lend CJ out every other Monday and Wed.

The First day of vacation should be celebrated at IHOP in Babylon (translation downtown Brooklyn)

Why can't the Senate get it right,  UHC is a necessity not a luxury!

You know what is a luxury your comfy Senate positions! The Bronx and Queens had better act like they have some damn sense and get rid of those awful Senators in the next election.

Did I already say I quit Music? Yeah I did but then I saw the Shakira video feat.Lil Wayne. Leotards and Lil Wayne. GREAT

Why can't I shake my feeling of STRONG Like for 50 cent? I actually watch Get Rich or Die trying at 12am. Getting soft in my old age.

If you follow me on twitter, this blog, comments on other people blogs, or just down the street you need to know that I've reinstated the Shaharazad Ali Open handed slap to the mouth.   A list of ways you can receive one will be posted shortly.

In another heated A.Keys is a home wrecked discussion, someone asked can you blame Swizz Beatz for wanting to be with Alicia Keys? Uhh no, but I can blame her for having no standards, he's GROSS

he's on my list of  celebs that scare me, add to that Marc Anthony, Lloyd Banks oh the list goes on and on.

I'm going to really bring back old school slang now. I've been all over it on twitter.

*** ah what a relief,  I feel a lot lighter now, I'm off to play in the stores! ****

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Today is your Birthday....

11 years ago in Brooklyn, I witnessed the birth of my nephew Mateo.  He was so little, and I was so in awe of how weird he looked but in a cute way. I loved him instantly and as the years have gone by he's made me sooooo proud to be his aunt.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Conversations with a chid

Mother and Child By Kadir Nelson

The conversations with CJ are getting to be funnier day by day. He's such a character that this is definitely going to be a weekly installment, so here are a few we've had over the last week:

On Silence

Me: CJ please get off the bed, I'm trying to make it up.
CJ: Ok Mommy but I'm not talking to you anymore.
Me: Ok, I'll finally get some peace and quiet
CJ: I don't say I'm going to be quiet, I'm just not talking to you.

Its wrong to spank a kid for being smart right? I just turned away from him.

Music is the Message

CJ: Mommy I'm a Hip Hop boy
Me: what? you like all kinds of music, who told you that you were a Hip Hop boy?
CJ: Myself
Me: ok. Sing me a song then
CJ: No Hip Hop boys rap &dance *starts break dancing*
Me: I can't
CJ: Can't is not a word

*Yet another example of my words biting me in the butt.

Christmas needs to make its way to NY, screw that town

CJ has all of a sudden decided in order to go to sleep I have to sing Christmas carols. I do it even thoug Christmas songs make me want to jump off the nearest ledge. His favorite is "santa claus is coming to town" and he picked up all the words after one of my renditions that included tap dancing and jazz hands what? It was fabulous thank you
. Anyway last night I did the regular songs but all of a sudden CJ had questions.

Me(and CJ) singing: you betta not cry I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town
CJ: Mommy is New Yawk (yes that's how he says it) a town?
Me No its a city, *continues singing*
CJ: hmm so Santa is not coming *cue tears NOW*
Me: No he's coming to cities too. Town just sounds better in the song.
CJ: I want to say "Santa Claus is coming to NY" ok?
Me: ok that's fine but it won't sound the same
*why do I get myself into these crazy conversations, if I was thinking I would have just said YES*
CJ *singing* you better not cry I'm telling you why Santa Clause is coming to town and NY too
Me: Boy go to bed!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Open Letter

Dear Mariah,

Has it really come to this? I've tried to leave it to the other Bloggers to help you but nothing seems to be seeping into your wavy curls and head. You are a really good singer, unlike 90% of the talentless hacks on the scene. So why MARIAH are you doing crapola songs (have you really listened to the lyrics to Obsessed), wearing butterfly and rainbow jewelry, and mini cut-off jean skirts and skin tight pants? You're not a child anymore. It's not helping you sell records anymore or less, its not how you got your boy toy, husband so can you please explain? I was reading Papers magazine on the train when I was assaulted by this:

Mimi, if you haven't guessed it those are your boobs and I don't understand why they are featured in a magazine that is not King or some other probably defunct T&A Magazine. I mean really! I just came to respect you again for your portrayal of a social worker in "Precious", sure I clowned your mustache but I know you did it for the part. But this is just ridiculous. It's time for you to start acting your age Mrs.Cannon, Sexy doesn't stop and end at mid-drifts and 25. I hope you really get to thinking about this,I'd hate to have to ask White Jesus to intervene.


The F$%K it List

a fan from when you wore turtlenecks and relied on your talents.

P.S.What would O.D.B say,Think about it MiMi

Tiger Wood ya'll its all Good Ya'll

Do you all remember that song? Well I bet Mr. Woods wishes it was all good right now.In the last two weeks we've watched as Tiger went from Super Clean "Guess Whose coming to Dinner" dream man to The Mandingo white girl slayer. When the first report broke that Tiger had been in an accident and it may have had to do with an affair, I turned to the Mr. and said "may have? he's cheating and she found out and watch how fast this hits him, its going to be like OJ", he said I was crazy because Elin Woods was alive. He totally missed my point... I was trying to tell him that the media was going to villanize Tiger because he was no longer the safe Caublasian everyone knew and loved.
I don't need to rehash the seedy details of what has happen because just like me you've been inundated with the whole messy tale of Tiger's crash, scratches, his affair denial, then apology, and the women that crawled out from under their rocks for their 15minute of fame . Look I won't deny that Tiger was DEAD ASS wrong for having multiple affairs, he's hurt his family and this will be part of his punishment. The women that are involved in this scandal are just as wrong. The media is portraying them as victims, like they just couln't resist his sexual powers (BWHAHAHA, that makes me giggle) and that is wrong. These women knew he was married but they chose to take on the role of hoes,so the only sympathy they get from me is for their self-respect. Because once that's gone you can rarely get it back...look at Monica Lewinski.

But what has really irked me during the last few days is how the media has gone on this rabid dog rampage (and even Tiger's apology) covering this. An affair is not a matter of national security, Like I don't know....... the WAR being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the 30,000 troops about to be sent over to fight this senseless war IT'S an AFFAIR (or 10). News channels are devoting several segments to analyze the women he's slept with, why he would cheat and  reports that his endorsements are in jeopardy(Gatorade dropped him today even though they said the decision was made months ago,yeah right). Then Tiger made a public apology,uhm did he cheat on me?NO! Tiger Woods doesn't owe the public apology because he couldn't take his mind off his peen while on the road. I'm a not a fan of him , he's always striked me as weird and socially inept but if he was some how caught cheating at his profession I might give him a mean *SIDE EYE*, but cheating on  his wife and children not my problem.  At first I was baffled by the amount of coverage this was getting until I thought about it, This country thrives on the destruction of other peoples images.We see it all the time! We put so much energy into putting these celebritie on a pedistal we forget they are regular human beings and his misery equals to our happiness.

Clearly with all this coverage his legacy will be tarnished, and that's a shame because his effect on the sport is way more important than this foolishness in his personal life. Tiger Woods gave children of color a new outlook on a game that normally would not have them, and this is very important.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dear White Jesus, Please explain:

I've decided that its the false version of Jesus (you know long blond hair, blue eyes, white robe, and Tevas) that has to be responsible for all this craziness.  And I need an explanation:

Let's break this one down together...mmmmkay?

Struggling in Singledom? Try Steve Harvey's Singles Bootcamp! 

Have you gone on countless dates and still can't find your Mr. or Mrs. Right? Reasonable question
Do you find yourself being attracted to the same kind of person, the bad boy or the party girl? Are you divorced and finding it difficult to break into the dating scene? Hmm hasn't Steve Harvey been divorced THREE, count them 1,2, 3 Times? YES Indeed he has.
Want answers? I do but I don't think Steve Harvey can answer them

Let our relationship guru, Steve Harvey, give you tips on what you may be doing wrong in "Good Morning America's" Singles Bootcamp. Sorry I went blind for a second, did we use Steve Harvey and Guru in the same sentence?

Tell us your story by filling out the form below and a "GMA" producer may be in contact with you. If you are in the New York area, you could be invited to appear on the show and get advice from Steve in person.
PLEASE don't do it to yourself, this is a man that says the word cookie when speaking about the female genitalia. COOKIE you heard me right. But if you are so daring and want to Think Like a Man but act like a Lady please be so refined that he is lost for words. I need this madness to stop!


I also need an explanation on why White Jesus keeps allowing Sean Kingston in the studio. He's not talented and not cute, he's just all around annoying. And don't forget his voice causes seizures, ok I made that part up. His latest musical venture is about twitter and it's PLAIN OLD Terrible. I'm not even going to post it on my page, here is the link. Warning this will cause unexplained seizures click at your own risk.

Remember this from the Dave Chappelle show?

Well, a 20 year old boy in Poplarville, MS (Dyron Hart) thought it would be freaking hilarious to pose as a white supremacists angry about the election of President Obama on facebook. This genius also sent out emails threatening to kill three black students. All his fun and games lead to a trace of his IP address and friendly visit from the FBI, and 3 years probation.  I can't even blame this one on white Jesus, this is just plain old stupidity. Sending threatening emails is a sure fire way to get caught, almost as bad as sending a text message *side eye Tiger Woods*.

ok I'm done for now, I hope he hears my plea and gets back to me pronto.

oh wait, would it be wrong to blame him for this:

Haha I'm going to hell for this, I am 90% sure of it.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Twitter Faux Pas

This week I had some slack behavior running all up and through my timeline. I was kind of annoyed and thought about un-following some folks, but then decided that more times than not these people are funny. So I thought I'd just put them here and move on:

  • 18 different hashtags in one tweet. Can we say over board? You only get 140 characters use them. The only time it doesn't bother me is when Elon James does it. 
  • Twitter beef. Really you are arguing over twitter? You might want to get a life. 
  • Tweeting about your sex life... Is nothing sacred? I'm no prude but I damn sure don't want to know the blow by blow of your sex life
  • Sex-tweeting? Yesterday I was scrolling through reading why folks were thankful and one person had re-tweeted a Cum shot and then another had put a pic of her boobs. I keep my tweets private so the online porn stars can't blind me with this mess. So if you're following me and this is your steez, please make one of your to do list items to UNFOLLOW ME. 
  • Live-tweeting the actual plot of a newly released movie. This shit will get you unfollowed.
  • Threats of unfollowing people. Just go the F$%K on with it already. 
  • Trying to sell me something,. I don't care if another social network has a business plan but Twitter does not and clearly you don't either because you're on TWITTER
To quote IamDollface, "Some of ya'll need to get your DM game up".

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the entire F$%K it List family!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

And this station just gave me life.

 If you want to get your daggerin' and dutty wine on , this is not the station for you. But it just gave me Life and I will be listening all the time.

Create your own Slacker Station now

*waves lighter*

Random 'Ish

Tons of thoughts running through my mind, and I need to share:

My birthday is almost here and besides rounding up all my blog buddies and doing Karaoke I don't have it all planned out....SO NOT ME

I am tired of this house process. I know its a deal and all but GOT DAMN can I get a break and be done with this mess already.

I said it on Twitter I'll say it again, I am not happy about Morgan Freeman playing Mandela and even more upset that bkbuttafly told me Winnie is being played by J.Hud. WTF people?

This morning a transit worker mouthed to me "You're the One".I laughed but was flattered.

I HATE THE U/S. SENATE! I mean hate hate hate.

I get that the Republican'ts dislike President Obama, Universal Healthcare blah blah but what is wrong with the Dems and this need to filibuster Universal Healthcare and the public option. I hate you! (yes Ms. P I am going to write, but this thing has taken a new turn)

37 charges of ethical violations Senator Sanford? I foresee a dumbass award in your future. Guess his rising star has sunk FAST.

These damn politicians should have learned one thing from former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick don't use the publics money for your escapades.

Last Night when J-lo bust her ass I laughed so hard I started coughing, today I saw a woman do the same thing. It was equally as funny.

CJ had a real scrimmage match this past Saturday. It was HILARIOUS.

And yes I'm officially a soccer mom. Not the mini-van driving, Laura Ashley type. More like Claire Huxtable when Rudy joins the football team.

Now that my logo is coming along, its time to find some cool saying to put on the t-shirts.

Someone needs to come over and paint my house once we close. I pay in fabulous meals and I'll even let you sleep over...

What food isn't enough?Clearly you haven't had my pancakes FROM SCRATCH,ask about me!

I need a new camera. I think I want the Nikon touch. DAMN Ashton and those commercials.

Did I mention how much of a snooze the AMA's were? And how awful Rihanna's performance was? Well now I have.

I should be watching the news but instead I'm watching Chef Academy. I love cooking shows!

Besides the News in NY is all shoot 'em up (thanks to the Bronx) and that is just depressing.

Toddlers are just plain old crazy. Crying and falling out to laughing hysterically in 50seconds flat.

Is this suppose to be funny? I swear the Conservatives are high and just sitting around thinking "you know what would be funny?" and then they put out these crazy things:

Please pay attention that the same Black guy is being featured over and over again. Just plain old crazy.
And yes this will be released straight to DVD on Thursday.

Monday, November 23, 2009

'Dem a Bleach

When I was younger the title of this post was a really popular dancehall song. It was intended to strike shame in those that bleached their skin to go from darker to lighter skin tones w/the use of bleaching agents, and it did. You did not want to be the girl that bleached or used products like Ambi to "even out" your skin tone. Looking back maybe it was more teenagers making jokes, but in a strange way it forced you to be proud of who you were.

In recent news  it seems what was once taboo is becoming a popular trend with athletes, musicians down to the regular Jane on the street. I'm sure you've all seen the pics of Sammy Sosa and read his comments about rejuvenation and not being racist. I agree with Sosa he's not a racist(one because that makes no sense) he is something far worse. In his efforts to "rejuvenate" his skin he's shown that self hate is Alive and present no matter the situation. Self hate in this form is  dangerous for many reasons, and it promotes the stereotype that Euro beauty is still the standard. If you're white you're right, black step back. So you lighten your skin regardless of the consequences.  Unfortunately Sosa is in the public eye, and  some little Dominican boy or girl is going to think that picking up rejuvenation products   is the key to success because their idols do it.

After I saw Sosa's pic and heard his lame excuse behind it I was disgusted. Then DJ D.Nice put the video below up on twitter:

This entire family in Jamaica bleaches their skin,and their reasons are just as convoluted as Sosa's. Despite bleaching creams being illegal in Jamaica and the Dr's warning them of the dangers of using these black market products, they continue  risking life and freedom to lighten their skin.  The young woman in the video even says if she had one dollar she'd  use it to get bleach not food. Bleaching for her is a necessity while food is a luxury.  There is something really wrong with that.  She continues on to say that when she bleaches no one can say anything to her because she is white..... There it is! I'm white I'm RIGHT, you're Black STEP BACK. Its a mentality that has always plagued our people but I've never seen it manifest itself this way.

In the past we've seen studies about Black children preferring dolls that are white because they are "clean" and "smart" while the Black doll is "dirty" and "stupid" and we were outraged. However we still hope for the best because they are children. We hope that their parents, friends, a book something, someone will intervene and point them in the direction of self-love.  (More on that later) But how do we help or change the minds of adults with the same mind set?  The adults that would rather be the white doll, because then she'd be able to demand respect,get a proper job? Where do you start when a family makes the decision to kill and starve themselves in an  effort to live the white dream?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Look

Do you all remember that old DeBarge song "You wear it well"?

Well I couldn't get it out of my head as I started to think about how ho hum my blog was looking. "Not the ordinary anything you wear looks good on you" Random right? The green was nice and all but it started to give me a headache and then  old girl Lazy got the best of me so I just stuck it out. I had no idea where I wanted to go with my new Not Ordinary look.

I thought about going back to my first background, all black with white text,but a little birdie told me that Bangs and a Bun might wield her mighty bitch slap in my direction. Seeing that I'm only at 65% because of this URI I decided to stay away from that one hahaha..

So I searched and searched until I found this one.....and I love it. Hope you enjoy the new look as well (don't pay attention to that stupid header it will be gone tomorrow).

P.S. If I ever feel the need to do this again in the near future please remind me to save my damn blog list somewhere first. UGH

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hey you.. .Yeah you Dumbass come here

This morning I got the idea to do a post about the dumbass people I hear about on the news.
Meet Lawrence Demaio.

Old Lawrence decided that it was a great night to go speeding all up and through Long Island when a  State Trooper stopped him and gave him a speeding ticket.  Nothing major right? You fight it or you pay the ticket.

Well Lawrence was highly upset about this ticket and decided that he would give that cop a piece of his mind (which he really doesn't have to spare) so he came up with this GENIUS PLAN.  He called the Trooper's mother and told her that her son had been in a horrible car crash and was at Mercy Hospital.
HA what a laugh right? NO its cruel and probably the dumbest thing you've ever heard, but the story gets better. Mr. Dumbass made the call from his own phone and the investigators were able to trace it back to him and arrest him.

So for that Lawrence Dumbass Demaio it is with great pleasure that I tell you this

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Conversations with a child

When I first found out I was pregnant I have to admit I wasn't all "Whoo Hoo" but as the pregnancy progressed I got excited about the fun I would have with this little person I was carrying and nurturing. Then came the big day and after a long walk and a few hours of pushing he was here (ok it was way more than that but whatever). My first thought when I  held CJ was "Oh shoot, I think he has my attitude" because his little teeny lips were screwed up and his eyebrow was raised like "What?".

Fast forward to one years old:

He was a chatterbox, but thankfully we really didn't know what he was talking about. He's sing songs and say I love Mommy. I'd read to him from his collection of books or just whatever I was reading including the NY Times. I could lay in the bed WAY Past 7am back then and he'd lay there with me... Aww Good times.

Then he turned 2:

Now he was yelling and screaming "No" and "I don't like him/her" and besides the few temper tantrums he was a rather pleasant child. I started to see more and more that he was my child though. Example when I was planning his birthday party and he wanted that Champagne fountain, and he wouldn't forget or let it go.  Oh and let's not forget how he use to love to say "Damn it" and "Jesus Christ" ALL MOMMY'S BOY!

Now he's 3:

and the best way to describe this age is RUN, RUN, JUMP, FLIP AND TALK TALK TALK!  HAHAHA But I love it. He's turning into such an amazing kid and I credit my spunky mommy attitude to it all (yeah yeah ya'll can say the Mr. played a part too ). Now what prompted me to write about CJ today (even though I own Ms. P that post) is a conversation we had this morning:

ME: CJ I have to get up now and get ready for work. You're staying with Grandma until Daddy gets home from work.
CJ: Your Grandma or Daddy's Grandma?
ME: My Mom
CJ: Mommy why do you call your Grandma, Mom she's your Grandma and you're the Mommy
Me: No Nana is my Grandma, and your Grandma is my mom
Me: ok, we'll talk about that later, I need to get up and get dressed.
CJ: Mommy can you read me "Where the wild things are"
ME: C.JJJJJJJJ you know I have to get dressed
CJ: Moose A Moose says you have to ready to me 20 (he says tenny) minutes a day.
*So I give in and read the book*
Then go and get in the shower, when I came back in the room he was laying on the bed watching "Imagination Movers". I continued to get dressed then asked him if he wanted to watch something else..... his response: "Mommy Imagination Movers was my favorite show back when I was little and you need to go to work you're going to be late"
All I could do was laugh. He's too much and he comes by it naturally ;P..

Thanks little bit for making a rather hum drum day more interesting :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Damn it!

I know its been an entire week of me not saying a word but after Bloomberg won, then the Yankees won I needed a break hahaha.

Anyway I'm going to be back at it soon. I owe Ms. P a "DAMN IT" post about the Democrats and the Universal healthcare plan and their proposed death pools.  I need to debut my logo, and heck I haven't shared the random-ness that is my life in a while, so starting today during the Jaded NYers broadcast I'm going to try to writes something... Sorry El Generalissimo, I'll still call in to share my smack the kids down wisdom :).

Now I need to get back to work.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hey New Yorkers its that time again


I know,I know the election is tomorrow. And normally I would have been all about blogging on the elections, the candidates etc but look life happens.  I decided to do this last minute post after watching NY1 new segment your 2 cents about voting. Of the 5 or so I watched everyone seemed to be of the same mind set, that it was necessary to vote. But there was one woman that said she was NOT going to vote, her reasons were the typical I don't think my vote will count blah blah blah. I was furious to hear this because what is the logic in that.... "I believe in Thompson for Mayor, but since I don't think he's going to win I'm going to sit this one out. and then I don't waste my vote" How does that even make sense?

First if you believe in something you should be hitting the pavement to let people know you give a damn. Second if you sit this one out and the candidate you believe in lose by such a slim margin, won't you feel like a major idiot? IF not you should
And Third what is this mess about wasting your vote? Did I miss the memo about a limit on how many votes one person can have in their lifetime?

I say all of this to let you know the excuses are not working, you have a duty to go out and vote. The people you vote for, and eventually elect ESPECIALLY in your local elections should be the politicians that have your best interest at heart. So get up and GO VOTE tomorrow NY and NJ. If not SHUT UP because you made excuses and now you need to live with it. No More Excuses.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Random 'Ish

Whooo it's been a minute since I've done one of these....why you might ask? TWITTER and all this instant gratification. I feel like a man hahaha. Any who here goes.

I do not watch a lot of TV but on Sunday nights PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME!

Sunday equals, Curb, Bored, Mad, and then Sleep. These are not emotions this is my Sunday night line up.

I'm starting to wish I never got tricked into Facebook,*side eye at Sonshine* because some of my friends and their status messages are TOO MUCH INFORMATION or too little because they want you to ask "What's wrong".

I've gone back to drinking tea at night before bed. Preferably Indian Spice Chai made with half and half. YUM and happy dreams!

I will be seeing "Push" when it comes to theater, I remember how hard it was for me to read the book but I will do it again.

On Twitter I saw a lot of conversations about the beef between Tyler Perry and Spike Lee. *YAWN*

One tweet I saw was that this is going to fore the black community to chose sides.... DUDE its not that F$%King serious. These are two millionaires fighting let them duke it out.

This house stuff is making me CRAZY, but finally FINALLY its coming to an end.

October has been tons of fun thus far, but Karaoke with Eb the Celeb, DeJanade,Ms. So Chic and Ms. Hollywood (as well as other) was Awesome.

CJ has joined a soccer team and he's really good. Dusting the kids that have been in the class since the beginning. YEAH CJ.

I've blocked MLB and The Mets from sending me emails. I am so over them for now and it pains me to say GoYankees *washed mouth out with soap* but I can't see Philly win again.

I think I want to start dancing again, but just don't know when I will have the time.

I've been reading about religion and I think I want to take a few classes. Classes more on origin, and how we've kind of screwed up the original message.

Thanks to Bangs and a Bun, I am now as fascinated with the BNP as I am with The Tudors.

Who knew the KKK existed in the UK. Well they do.

The HBO documentary OUTrage was a real eye opener. And after watching it I LOVE LOVE Congressman Barney Frank more than I did before

I finally have my logo and I love it. I'll unveil it soon.

I don't want to take over the media, I leave that to The Jaded NYer and Smarty but I've always wanted a line of t-shirts with positive message so there you go.

I've tried to like football but its not really clicking....I'm not giving up but I'm not watching every week.

I'm so over the RT on FB, leave the two separate please...Thank You. And kill the stupid #kanyeshrug BLECCCH

I've been hearing more and more people play these new Chris Brown songs.... I knew people would forget easily.

Now that Hot 97 is playing that BS "Tardy for the Party" I'm getting into the studio. whose going to do my hook?

So I heard that  Leperchaun from the hood Lil Wayne plead out on his weapons charge in NY and will be doing a year. I'm going to need these celebs to remember this is an ELECTION Year and you are going to get time if you are carrying a gun in NY.

Why did mom say he turned himself in for Street cred? I can't with her and this lingo.

I need teenagers, and more importantly adults to stop using fake words. Wuz, Girlz, U'd...It takes two seconds more to just type the real thing WAS, GIRLS,You'd. PLEASE STOP.

Who else but YT people are going to use this mess?

This is just bad hair, and why do you want to have hair that big? I mean I can understand if you're from S.I but that's really it.

Halloween is only a few days away and I am not at all thrilled. I'm hoping that changes by mid-week.

*whooo I forgot how relieved I feel after these post*

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thank You Mr. President

Dear Republican'ts,
Do you see what you're doing, creating a hostile and hateful environment that is solely based on race? What are you telling little Black kids? "you can be anything you want to be, EVEN PRESIDENT" IF you're white. Tons of people will disagree with me,and say most people that are anti-Obama feel that way because of his policies,Save IT! Sure there is a small group that disagree with his policies,HELL I have issues with some of them. But 95% of the people we are shown on the cable news are just plain old racists. Birthers, Tea Baggers,KKK or whatever name they are going under at the time, are all using these so called issues as covers for their racist views.

I think President Obama handled this very well,as I knew he would but you have to think that took away a little of his soul. It took away a little of mine. I'm really glad CJ is too young to understand racism and its harm. But when the time comes for me to explain I'll be armed thanks to you! So watch out, he's going to be your worse nightmare.....revisited.


The F$%Kit list

Uhm Really?

I'd really appreciate it if whoever keeps hitting the button on my time machine STOPS. These Quantum leaps are giving me headaches, and stress up the wazzohhhhh. Not to mention I like 2009, and according to the news media we are ALL POST-RACIAL right? WRONG!!!!!!!!!!

This article was shared on facebook by a friend and I thought I'd get your thoughts on it.....

Costco Pulls Offensive "Lil' Monkey" Doll Off Shelves (YES that says LIL MONKEY DOLL)

GREENSBORO, N.C. - A baby doll found at a local Costco store has been pulled from store shelves following complaints from customers complaining it is offensive.

According to Costco representatives, a Greensboro customer filed complaints about the offensive doll and the company pulled the product from stores.

The product is a doll called the "Cuddle with Me" baby doll manufactured by a company called BrassKey Keepsakes. The controversy stemmed from the black version of the doll which is surrounded by monkeys and wears a hat labeled "Lil' Monkey," while the white version is surrounded by pandas and wears a hat labeled "Pretty Panda."

Costco's corporate office says when they received complaints from John Taylor and other shoppers about the doll, store employees pulled the product from store shelves immediately.

According to a Costco corporate employee, a chain letter demanding the stores remove product number 404860 also prompted the company to take action.

Costco's Vice President of General Administration, Arthur Jackson said, "We offer our sincere apology to anyone who was offended by the product. That was surely never our intent."

Mary Gustaff, CEO of BrassKey Keepsakes, said the company offers a sincere apology to customers.

"It's so unfortunate because now it's being portrayed as a purposeful act to be disrespectful and that's not true. We really apologize," said Gustaff

When Ferguson asked Gustaff if she thought the dolls could be viewed as offensive, Gustaff responded: "We don't think in that way. We don't operate in that kind of thinking. We have a really diverse family-operated company that's been around for 28 years. What would we have to gain for heaven's sake?"

Greensboro Costco Manager James Stafford says the store carried both black and white dolls packaged with monkeys. A spokesperson with Costco's corporate office did not confirm the information.

Costco said all versions of the doll have been returned to the vendor. 

 ok so MAYBE,JUST MAYBE they had no intentions to offend Black people.....wait I don't believe that as I type it. This is one of the oldest stereotypes in the book and they didn't think that Black people that came across the doll would be up in arms, that's just stupidity on their part.  And why is it when a company gets busted they have a million answers, starting with "We don't operate like that"....uhm clearly you do or I would be asleep not wondering what the people on your board were thinking when they approved the sale of a black doll with Lil Monkey on its hat.

So what say you blogsphere?  


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Open Letter

This evening I went looking  for CJ a new fall jacket (why is he growing so damn fast, he's in a 4 already damn it, NOT A 4T a 4) and boy was I annoyed with the choices...which is why I am writing this open letter.

Dear Urban Designers,

 My son is 3 years old, a toddler he enjoys running, flipping and not listening to his parents when he can get away with it. His clothes need to be properly fitted for all his activities which is why I rebuke you! Why is the 4T really like a size 6 and way too big? I want my son to look like a child not a smaller version of his dad (who also rebukes you).
Now for your latest designs, why do all of your new designs include glittery billboard action on the sweater, t-shirt, pants, socks, etc...If you want to advertise on my son's body like he is a billboard in Times Square then I think you should pay me. And why all the glitter, sequin all over little boys clothes? Look its fine if grown men want to walk around looking like Liberachi but kids should look like kids and sequin is NOT KID FRIENDLY.

So to you Urban Designers I say Good Day! I tried but I can't, So You will never ever be a part of my sons wardrobe I'll just go to Daffy's and buy European.

The F$%k it list

P.S. Don't get me started about the little girls clothing. Just don't

Thursday, September 24, 2009

“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” ~Charles Jones

This morning as I rode into work I witnessed a woman being verbally assaulted by her boyfriend. The words he used were harsh and the looks he gave her condescending all of this on the subway. The way he spoke to her wasn't just a we had a fight earlier and we're both mad and speaking out the side of our necks. He was cursing at her and she kept looking down, like she was ashamed.Watching this got me to thinking about how the mind of an abuser really works.

 I've never had a man hit me or verbally abuse me and I can say for sure I wouldn't be able to tolerate either. IF a man hit me he had better knock me out so that I don't remember him the next day... I'm just saying my life is precious and if you endanger me you've murdered yourself.
*ok focus girl, this is not about you*

So what is it that makes a man an abuser? When the Chris Brown- Rihanna story broke, the excuse was that he was came by it honestly watching his mom be abused. I say excuse because though I believe you are a product of your upbringing, YOU ultimately make the decision to do something you know is wrong.

So what else is it? Is it like men that rape? The need to feel powerful? Are they predators? looking for women they suspect are weak? It really get confusing to me when I see women suffering under the rule of some less than average man.
My first encounter with Domestic Abuse was in Undergrad, I had a friend Sharla*, she dated a really great friend of mine's best friend. Now my friend Rob is nothing but a decent dude, so one would think his friends were the same.Well not this dude. At first he was all flowers and candy and when they were in public you would have thought they were happy happy happy (or maybe we were too blind to see ) but in private we came to learn that he was a real monster. And slowly but surely we were exposed to his abusive behavior. I remember one day Sharla came back to the dorm with her arm in a sling, and when we asked her what happened, she said she fell down the stairs at his house. Then all of a sudden she didn't want to be alone and he was rarely on campus anymore. It finally came out that he had held a gun to her head and pushed her down the stairs.  I was pissed, this girl always had identity issues (when I met her she was a pageant queen, then she decided to adopt what she thought was a Brooklyn style etc....) but this was nuts. And just like in all abusive relationship, I asked her why she would stay with someone that treat her so damn bad. Her answer..."Because I Love Him" SAY WHAT? (PAUSE: check out Bangs and a Bun post on this here: B~ PLEASE). I know Love and that was NOT LOVE....I was S.O.S (stuck on stupid, keep up people)at her response. Anyway she continued to make excuses until graduation, YES FOUR YEARS of bumps and bruises and me threatening the boy after he beat her so badly and then dropped her off at the dorm (I am quite the spit fire). And her number one excuse was that he only knew how to love because that is what his dad did. It was at graduation that she got her damn sense back and as far as I know never looked back.

This wasn't the last time I watched a friend be abused (or the last time I threatened a man life on the strength of friendship) it also wasn't the last time I heard that he didn't know any better and that "I love him"or "he'll get better". Like really, why do women make excuses for the man they really can't stand? And how is it that so many woman associate pain with love? When Mr.F$%K it acts the fool and someone asks me what's wrong with him? I say he's being an ass...IGNORE HIM I am. And I'm sure that I've angered Mr.F$%Kit to the point where he wants to strangle me but he's never hit me.

I don't want this to come off as judgmental, I really am interested to know what makes a man an abuser? And what besides fear makes a woman stay? Shouldn't the woman be more afraid if she doesn't leave because the next step is him trying to kill someone.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

“The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife,--this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. ~ W.E.B Dubois

courtesy of and1grad via twitter....Thank you Sir
I've asked my people so many times in so many different ways to DO Better. Look at yourself, acknowledge your past (and your ancestors) and realize that you are NOT the stereotype, the buffon, the shuck and jive coon, the ABW or ABM YT America demands you to be in order to justify their prejudices. I've done it in words on this blog, to people faces on trains etc...

And then in November the Racist white American nightmare happened A Black, educated suave man became president!! I thought "oh shit now we're going to see some changes" because you can't go around denigrating yourself knowing that the one position in the World no one expected to be held by a black man IS and he has real power!! I didn't expect an overnight change but some gradual shifts towards being a greater people. Kind of like we see when we review history and the civil rights movement. Those people, our people stood tall and proud even against water hoses limited education, and the KKK. So what the f$@k is wrong with this generation.

As I ride the train I see Black men and women so hateful towards each other its sickening. Cursing and fighting... We've got to do better. Kids not prepared for their school day, eating chips and drinking soda for breakfast, We've got to do better. Teenager skantily dressed but not able to complete a full sentence....We've got to do better..Parents yelling and screaming at their kids about NOTHING we've got to do better. I heard a black woman say she didn't really care what Obama had to say to her child, like Why the fuck Not?? CJ is three and his daycare showed the speech to them, and you know what he may not have taken it all in but some of it stuck. How do I know because he keeps asking Mommy remember when Obama was speaking to me about big boy school... HE'S 3!! This woman's son was a freshman in HS.We've got to do better.

I also have to take issue with these entertainers, not their personal lives because really what you do in the comforts of your home has Not a thing to do with me. But your Public meltdowns DO have something to do with me... I don't let TV raise my child and I won't but tons of parents don't regulate what and who their kids think are role models. The best example is This mess with Kanye west from the MTV awards. How dare he interrupt that young woman's speech.. How dare he!!! As Toure stated on Twitter "Kanye was classless. He's way out of control" to which I re-tweeted adding that he will continue to be out of control because people continue to support his crazy. I looked over his grief stricken behavior when his mother passed away but no longer. I can't support disrespectful behavior that in the end fosters the exact stereotypes I work hard to put to rest every day in my corporate world. Kanye has lost a fan (of his music) in me. Why? Because this whole" we rule the world" so we can act a fool shit doesn't fly with me. So deuces Kanye. He didn't only ruin Taylor Swifts moment he took away from Beyonce's moment as well.  Prescription for you Kanye : Lose the dead weight, Yes men, get some meds and a therapist and get your shit together!! ~You've got to do better.
The sad reality though is that if 4 people read this blog, 2 of them will be back to buying Kanye in a few days (or until his next crazy moment). ~We've got to do better!

Then there was Serena and her melltdown, Look I get it but you Serena should have known better! Sure your mad, that little woman with her short legs made a bad call.  But how are you gonna break out your ABW cape and threaten to shove a ball down her throat. You're wrong for that, DEAD Wrong! And then you all up on MTV making Jokey jokes....FAIL ~ We've got to do better!

I could go on and on about this, but you all know where I'm coming from. Our community needs a Man in the Mirror moment, we need some get right and we need it now.

My Girl Smarty feels the same way, listen to her chat about it:

*maybe I'll take my well earned bonus money and buy a few copies of "Assata" and "The Souls of Black Folks" and hand them out to people on the train*

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Muhammad Ali was good with words too, but it helped that he could punch people in the faces" ~ Bill Maher

Everyone that reads my blog knows I love all things President Obama, but even my love comes with a conditions (for politicians anyway).My condition is that if you are going to make changes in this ass backwards country then DO it and don't let a bunch of silly naysayers ruin it. I feel like in the last week President Obama hasn't been acting like he is the commander in chief and that his party is the majority in both houses.If he can keep them on his side then who cares what the republican'ts do or say.
First it was Skip Jones and beer-gate, death panels, speaking to kids in schools,  then the firing of Van Jones.....,then health care again.

And clearly I'm not the only one that thinks President Obama needs to really  stand up and forget about what the crazy 30% think about him. So take it away Bill Maher, take it away!


Bill Maher is 100% right, 70% of the population also needs to stand up and tell the race mongers,birther,tea party participants that its time to cut the bull.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Every single one of you has something that you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer,"

The quote above comes directly from our President Barack Obama's speech to the children returning to school this Fall. Now does that sound like ranting, liberal propaganda? Well according to the Republi-can'ts (as well as a whole lot of the"others") it might have been.

I'm confused why anyone would think that after all the positivity President Obama has spread over the last two years he would decide to unleash this master plan of doctrinating the kids of America. Turning all the little rednecks and baby KKK away from their parents and their obviously (in)sane way of thinking... Ok maybe thats too much.Then again No its not, because all the uproar has been lead by the people I described above. The ones that feel their way of living, or the America of their past (as Glenn Beck put it) is in danger of being destroyed. I want to know what way of living he speaks of, the one where my mother couldn't eat at any food counter because of her skin color, or the one that forced so many to pass for white so they could get education... This is not the America I want to look back too and relive. If I look back I want to say WOW we sure have come a long way. When I hear that all of these parents are raising hell over a speech meant to inspire, I have to think that some people in White America are trying to envoke a different fear since the angry Black man didn't work.  Kind of sad don't you think.....

Then there was the speech to Congress this evening about healthcare reform. I can't even see why this is an issue. Sure we should have more of the facts and in the beginning the President wasn't as transparent with the but still why is wanting ALL Americans to be healthy a HUGE deal. First the beef from Republi-can'ts was that taxes would be higher like in Europe, then it was death panels for America's Seniors and ofcourse lets not forget the town hall meetings, where the people of the land of the free gnashed their teeth and started fight after fight.And all in all  it was ALWAYS the same group of people.

Tonight the Republicans showed the Leader of the Free World No Respect, one in particular from the state of South Carolina ( Joe Wilson) who screamed out "You Lie" in the middle of the President's speech. WTH kind of unprofessional BS was that? Is this man old, senile and so we should think he's just a crazy, No!! He just dishonored himself, his state (constituents) and the NATION. There was also a repubican't holding a sifn like he was at F$%king American Idol. The High school freshamn behavior displayed by the left was indeed an embarassment to all. I wonder when both sides are going to get it and realize that no matter what your personal feelings are this is NOT ABOUT YOU, its about what is best for the people of America....And ultimately A Healthy America is BEST for all Americans. Why this is such a foreign thing in this country? The sheer number of contradictions we live by are mind blowing... I can give you a million examples.

Obama has the daddy side eye working, Joe B looks like he wants to cut somebody.
I won't even go into the Representative from Louisiana, when they get the mess that is New Orleans together, get the displaced back in their homes I might give them some time on this blog.

This quote sums up the republican's perfectly:
""When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty." ~ George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just why

I'm not going to write much about these pics...just WHY
I saw a woman wearing this on the street, and I asked her where she got it... WHY
CRACK IS WACK!!! and The Jaded NYer felt the need to take this at the Purple Rain sing along!
I'm sure that if I make it to the Sean Paul concert there will be more just why post this week. HAPPY SUNDAY!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Why must you all be so silly?

Look I get it, its summer and tons of women have on less clothing, no burkas and heavy coats so sometimes men get a little excited but sometimes they just go the F$%K overboard. Here's my story:

Last Wed morning, beaten and bruised by my trip to Great Adventures, I got up, grabbed my longest dress (so I didnt have to worry about Ashy knees, legs if I missed a spot) threw my hair back with a headband, and a few gold accessories so the gold would make my skin look bright ( I was really that tired)and left for work. I didnt think I looked all that special, I was just happy the dress was clean. I dropped CJ off and started to walk to the bus. As I walked, I passed two men who at first glance looked like they were getting into the car. I didnt pay them too much attention until....


ME: *IGNORE, because I am not a damn CAT*

This went on for a few seconds at the bus stop, so I decided to walk up and get the express bus, why did these fools start to walk behind me talking about "I could get it" . ok look I was sleepy, in pain and CRANKY so I turned around and shot them the meanest evil eye I could. Clearly it wasn't evil enough because one of them shouted out something I will not repeat about my behind and that is when I lost it...
ME: Jeez I guess you don't have a lot of home training, its 7:30 in the morning who do you think wants to hear that mess. I'd actually appreciate it if you all returned to your rock cave and left me the hell alone.

These men (or rather boys in men's bodies) had the nerve to respond... Sweetie (wrong move one) don't get all upset we're only paying you a few compliments. WHAT? Compliments, rude and disgusting things shouted down a street is not a freaking compliment. The only thing I could think to say after that mess of an explanation was "Well I'd hate to her you insult me" and finally the bus came.

I'm not knocking all Black men because there are quite a few respectful ones out there but when the sun is out its like all the creeps come out to play. If this is the caliber of men my single ladies (yes my friends are LADIES, not just women) are being approached by, then LORDY its no wonder they are looking at "Something News".

I could see if I were the woman that was all sucking her teeth, not responding when you say something as simple as Good Morning, but I'm not. If a man speaks to me (as these two men did) I will speak back, but that does NOT give you the right to get rude and nasty. UGHHH!
If I had been more alert I probably would have said more, then again DAMN THEM.

*rant over*

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1 1/2weeks of RANDOMNESS

This morning I was hit on by a man on a bus. He was on the bus and I was walking down the street. This crazy man opened the window and asked for my number hahaha

I watched this man read every word in another persons book for two stops.This dude was on his mobile talking about how he can't find a job. Ok that sounds sad right? But I wouldn't have hired him why? I don't know maybe the 7:30 tattoo under his eye with a heart. 7:30 isn't that the code for being crazy and why the blood red heart? He'd better have his girl put a little cover up on that.

I saw this guy freak out because someone stepped on his new kicks (ugh queens and white sneakers adds to why they are so corny) a la Buggin out in do the right thing.

HeheI saw this wom-child run down an old lady for a seat. The wom-child then gave the old lady a look like "yeah what?" And sucked her teeth. I gave the woman my seat and thought about tripping the girl when we got off the train. Ha, anyway God saw it too because she fell up the escalator steps.

DI hate when people don't give their seats up to elderly people, pregnant women or children. Chivalry is so dead.

I see so many women with pantyhose on its too hot. Its 90degree and with the heat index its 101 panty hose are a no!

Where are all these women working that short shorts are allowed?

And since twitter was hacked here is what you missed:

Here is what you missed:The Pocketbook vendor talking on the phone, "Fuck that B, I'm out here showing my natural black" I don't know he meant either but I got a good laugh

Twitpic of woman doing Yoga on 6thave. She said it was performance art. Uhm ok

The white boys "break dancing". I told Smarty J that it looked like a scene from that Jamie Kennedy movie where he was a rapper hahaha

This Botox queen that made Lil kim almost look normal. I said almost

Same Botox queen reading over this womans shoulder. The other woman got pissed and moved.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dumbass of the day

Thanks Stylecynincs!

Really? You hate your job, your boss is a perv and you blast it on FB and HE'S ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! What A DUMBASS YOU ARE. You are the reason there is a short yellow bus.

I'm just saying how stupid can one person be? When my manager told me he was on FB I told him that was great but we'd never be friends on there. Why? Because that's my personal life and though he and I speak about all kinds of things he's not privy to every aspect of my life. To quote my Twitter friend Stylecynics "If she wanted to network, that's what LinkedIn is for. Duh"

Be smart people!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

A few post back in one of my random thoughts I made this comment:

I just read this amazing book "The Shack" and I want my relationship with God to be stronger and more "Jesus is my homeboy" than "Jesus will come back and judge my every move".

Well this still stands true; it was actually one of the few things in that post that wasn't a random thought. I’ve been re-evaluating my feelings on religion and who God is to me...this has been going on for sometime. I believe it started around Easter, my heart was really heavy that day and for the first time in a long time, I got on my knees and prayed. Not the “Thank you for blessing me prayer” A real heart felt tear jerking prayer. I felt like I had hit a wall but this time was different. This time I didn't feel bruised and battered by a battle that had been warring inside me. I felt like I had a friend with me, warm and safe, in essence I felt free. The need to control every single thing faded…..momentarily.

It was a few month that this warm feeling covered me and then one day I had this feeling that I could go it alone. My heart ached behind this but I let reason convince me that it was just an episode (it wasn't) There were many times when I wanted to place my burden down but kept thinking “its my cross to bear and I have to carry it”…. Needless to say my stress level hit crippling levels. I just wanted to stay in the bed and sleep and if not for CJ I probably would have.

FAST FORWARD to when my friend Cheer bear gave me this book to read “The Shack”. She spoke about this book daily and finally I was like I’ll read it, and I walked around with that book for 2 days before I even thought about cracking it. In true to me fashion, I let the my mind get the best of me and decided I wasn't going to like it but I kept reading (I've never not finished a book, well one but that was a AWFUL BORE) Without giving the entire book away I finally realized how awesome it is to have Jesus in my life. The trials I go through would be lessened if I took the same energy I used to fight him and to embraced him.

This book helped me realize that I don’t have to be perfect, and that though I struggle with control issues God knows my heart. And the more I turn to him as a father the more these things will fade away. It’s like with every parent/child relationship, at some point a parents must let you make decisions, whether good or bad. And if you fail they are there to lift you up. So is the relationship with God, I might not make the decisions he always wants but to him I am perfection because I was created in his image.

There was a point in the book where it all just clicked, light a giant light bulb just went off in my head. God tells the main character why we have the Ten Commandments, and as I read the explanation a tear streamed down my cheek. And all I could say was OFCOURSE!!!! There goes that light bulb again :) .

I don’t have to bear a cross about anything, Jesus was crucified so that I could live without guilt, shame and stress of everyday life. Now it’s up to me to have that shine through me on a regular basis and share that light with those around me. You all know I’m not going to be standing on a soapbox in the middle of Harlem shouting at the top of my lungs but I will tell my friends in their time of need, stress and fear to turn to God. It worked for me.

And though I’ve slipped a couple of times since this revelation, but for once I’m ok with that because I’m God’s perfect creation, and a work in progress.

Monday, August 3, 2009

NYC in the Summertime

This is the best time to visit (as if you actually need a reason) NYC, its warm and there are plenty of outdoor free events to keep you entertained for the entire three months. So here goes the plan for this week:

I just got back from Jazmine Sullivan and Robin Thicke: AWESOME AND FREE! I really went more for Robin Thicke because I am going to see Jazmine Sullivan on Sunday.

I went in with my hair wavy but when I left I looked like Alex the lion... This is why I love natural back to the shows.

Tuesday and Wednesday don't offer many option but on Thursday I will be singing along to my favorite pop movie of all time.. YES That's right Purple Rain.
Those of you that are going out there with me better be ready for when "Star" comes on. I can get quite animated with it. heheh

rest on Friday and then bring on the weekend!
Saturday and the wrath of KANE!....The name is Big Daddy here to bring trouble to...Boy this should be a good show. I'm skipping the Lyricist Lounge documentary only because I've seen it before.

I'll be in Central Park, getting my soul on yet again.

First up:
JON B ~ original blue eyed soul (of the 90's anyway)
Ryan Leslie ~ oh I can't wait to hear him sing "Valentin"
Jazmine Sullivan ~ Twice in one week, fun fun fun
and LAST and the one I've been waiting for since Summerstage announced their calendar



So NYers, whose going to join me in sweating out my hair, dancing and most importantly laughing at the Fashion faux pas that are NYC summer concerts?