Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things- Anita Baker: reminds me of candy land, like everything is just pretty, whimsical, fruity smells, bright colors. The song just puts me in a happy mood. I add to my favorite things all the time,but those that are constant are:
*Hello Kitty (can't wait for the Mac edition)
*Vanilla scented candles, perfume
*Live music (especially when I get to rock the mic)



But right now I think my favorite thing is MAKEUP !!! I am sooo obsessed with it, I spend countless hours watching youtube videos, trying to try out the 'new best thing'. Right now I'm jumping on the MUFE HD, I tried it on a second time (because I forgot my number, 170) and absolutely LOVED it!!! It was so light, and when I compared a pic of it to my Mac, the coverage seemed airbrushed. 

My next favorite thing would be MAKEUP BRUSHES, you can't have one without the other!!! I definitely wouldn't mind having the Mac brushes but they are sooo expensive!!! I don't mind trying dupes but there are some which are just  'must haves'. I really wanted the Holiday makeup brushes from Costco (the white set, just in case you wanted to gift them) and tried to go get them on a 'day pass'. Get this the company doesn't do 'day passes' anymore, and was like the membership was $50, of course this was a WTF moment because the brushes are only $20. So oh well on that... for now.

If anyone knows of any dupe for great brushes or new makeup, let me know!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Just Ain't Christmas...

So today is the first day of a month that every kid is  sure to be excited about. I'm not a big fan of Holiday's well... up until about 3 years ago I totally was (another story for another day). However I am a definite fan of Christmas music!!! I've waited 11 whole months to pull out my Christmas c.d's and just play them. Its a shame its not a year round sound!!! So for the next 25 days I will be posting on a title of my favorite songs (if the PROCRASTINATION bug does not kick in).

Since my "another story for another day" ties into the title, I may as well speak on that. The song by The O'Jay's goes.. Christmas just ain't Christmas without the ones you love. That speaks volumes to my overall opinion of Holidays. Up until 3 years ago I loved to be home for the Holidays, spending time with my family, laughing, eating, and just having a good time. But three years ago I had 3 deaths in my immediate family which were back to back (in 10 months). That pretty much took its effect on me and... things were just different, a home full of laughter, love, warmth; would sometimes become a quiet, cold house. I remember not wanting to go home for Christmas in '05 because I had taken my Grandfather's death really, really bad to the point of an internal breakdown. But I felt the constant urge of something/someone pushing me to go ahead and be with my family, that was also the last Christmas my moma and I would ever spend together. 

Three years later and I am so far removed from anything that resembles... Holiday Cheer (now that may not be the word I need to use but, you get the picture). I don't know if I need divine intervention from Denzel's character in The Preacher's Wife or what? Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas if I didn't make any prior obligations I would really just stay in bed and sulk. It's like I put myself in this tiny box so that I don't... feel. To those of you that know me personally, I am not depressed or anything, I'm sure new memories will come and give me back the Holiday Cheer I once had, this is just my personal outlook. 

Christmas just ain't Christmas,
Without the one you love,
New Years just ain't New Years,
Without the one you love

P.S- Really though, when you listen to the song it has a crunk beat where you actually can't be sad!!! 

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Still Here

Hello to all in the blogosphere, I have definitely been missing in action and wanting to blog soooo bad but.... I"M A PROCRASTINATOR :-(    I've actually written up soooo many blogs (which I still plan on posting) but laziness or whatever you call it have gotten the best of me. I know what's been going on with you (yep, I've been stalking), so here's what's up with me:

1. I'm officially obsessed with President-elect Barack Obama, not just the political side but his personal life, etc. dates with wife, children, mother-in-law... its pretty serious!!! Each day I realize "My President is black" it makes me more and more happy!!!

2. Wanted to give the hair a break, so I got braids (individuals which stop right before my butt), let me just say these are not micros and this crap is HEAVY. But, I promised (insert side-eye) my beautician I would keep them for a month at least.   *NOTE TO SELF* NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER  get extensions this long, it is soooo not me, way to much work!!!

3. I'm officially obsessed with You Tubers who do makeup tutorials, each and everyday I'm rushing home to see who's uploaded something new. Now I want to and will create some of their looks... however, makeup is soooo freaking expensive, even some of the drugstore makeup. I really don't know how they do it, but I guess you have to start your collection somewhere. Who knows, maybe I'll appear on the tube someday!!!

4. I've found two new favorite shows to replace Army Wives and Atlanta Housewives. Drumroll please... one is Dexter on showtime, it is soooo suspensful. My co-workers actually put me on this and over the weekend I watched about 3 episodes back to back, and loving it!!! The second is a reality show (just can't get enough) Ruby on Style network, its about this obese woman who's desperately trying to loose weight, a matter of life and death. If you get a chance, check them both out. Now you all know I'm a fan of Keyshia Cole's reality show, but seriously, I think this should be the last season, there's only soooo much drama until you're like enough fuckery already.

5. Saved the best for last!!! I'm seriously contemplating moving back to Ga. and soon. I moved to Va. for a change, and after being here for a year I've experienced it. I actually spend a lot of my time and money on trips to Ga. because that's where all of my family and friends are. I feel like I don't have a career established here and I really miss living on my own. If I had a better position (more money and something I like), I would stay. The only thing I would would really, really miss are the malls. I like metro D.C, but I'm a southern girl at heart and there's nothing like the A (Atlanta).

I really plan on blogging on a regular, this is definitely an outlet for me and I truly miss it, I just have to work on my awful habit... PROCRASTINATION!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Best of fall, or so I thought

It is my favorite time of year, season to be exact... fall. The way the crisp air hits your face but not strong enough to send a chill through your body, the scatter of brown/orange leaves across the pavement, and knowing that my favorite holiday is at the end of this month. I wish I could spend this month basking in the season, but NO this month is dedicated to Heidi.

I never knew what it meant to be grown until Heidi came into my life. Heidi is my 2 year old Honda Accord Coupe. Along with Heidi came car payments, insurance, and maintenance (really not really). I am almost pulling out my hair with these fees, this month alone I have:
*Gas (a given)
*County Sticker
*Renew my tag
*Two front tires
*Citation (I really thought that would disappear)

Fall, or the month of October would feel so much better if my load were lighter and I could focus on new boots and accessories, I digress.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just Reflecting

I've been M.i.A for about the whole month because I was taking time off reflecting. It was a year ago on the 1st that I  moved to the DMV, I remember it like yesterday. Since that time so much has changed... I've learned some of the hottest malls, had about 4 jobs, and met many people. I've dealt with the many woes of living in the country, adapting to my "vegetarian lifestyle", and the whole concept of traffic.

There are still areas which need work ASAP like finding a church. Honestly I'm not sure what the DMV has in store for me or if it will be my final destination. However this past year has definitely shaped me in more ways than one. I've learned so much about ME that I haven't realized in 26 years. Having this blog has helped me release stress and venture into the minds of other bloggers. Out of 30 days my reflection period must come to the end so I can focus more on my Handbags, hair, and heels :-)  

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Must See Reality Tv

So I've definitely reached the over 25 mark, I've been tuning into The Democratic National Convention all week. I feel like I've been at an adult pep rally the entire time. I don't know if any of you all caught it yesterday, but after Hillary's speech the media took a turn for the worse. Not the media exactly, but the delegate they interviewed. The media interviewed a black woman maybe in her late 30s early 40s. The lady was very passionate about Hillary Clinton, to the point of holding back tears and a cracking voice. Now I'm all for people being passionate about their beliefs, but the fuckery which followed took the cake. The lady spoke on how she truly believed that Hillary's speech on "unity" was exactly the speech of a President. This delegate said that she wouldn't vote for McCain, but to make it simple, she hasn't made a connection to Obama. She said she saw in Hillary what her potential future could be (so much for goals). When asked if she would vote for Obama in November, she said "I may be faced with with something I don't wanna have to deal with". She was basically referring to the point that she may not vote. Can I say IGNORANT, IGNORANT, IGNORANT!!! This interview spoke on sooo many levels. The speech by Clinton was on UNITY, uniting the party, and encouraging her followers to vote for Obama. I never heard her say to not vote. The attitude of this delegate is one that the Democratic party can do without. And for her to mention slightly that "we" fought for the right to vote, meant she knows that her future actions are wrong. I believe that everyone has a right to their own opinion, but doing the right thing  should always override an opinion? Three words for the delegate GET OVER IT. Its been over 7 weeks since Barack has had the nomination, there was plenty of time for her to take hold of her emotions, instead of having a hissy fit.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I Love Reality T.V

This must be the season for me and my reality t.v shows. So many shows are coming on that I'm in love with and have to rearrange my schedule for. I almost feel like I have something to watch everyday of the week or at least every other day. Here's my weekly line up ( I'm sure I'll forget something):

Army Wives (I know not reality, but this show is great)

I want to work for Diddy
The Hills
Sweet Sixteen Exile
Luke's Parental Advisory

Baldwin Hills (Off now)
From G's to Gents
Making The Band
Real Housewives of Atlanta

Can't Remember
Run's House

Glam God

Baisden After Dark

Instant Beauty Pageant

So far my t.v schedule is keeping me from catching up with my friends and family. But I do love the drama filled shows. I'm sure I'm missing something but I'll think of it soon.

Real post to follow ;-)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Interracial Dating and the like....


So one of my coworkers and I had a  conversation on why he doesn't date black women. Actually, it didn't start out like that, it started by me asking if he dated white women. And his reply was yes, and I said, I figured. He got offended but I felt like me saying "I Figured" wasn't an offensive phrase. I said it based on some of the information he told me previously, as well as his attitude. Personally, I respect anyone's choice on that matter, too me he took it a step further when he said "that's why I don't date black women, because of their attitude". Once again, I'm cool with you dating whomever, but to make a statement that you don't date within your own race or that you'd rather not, seems a little suspect to me. One of his claims was that they/we have the "Black Woman's Attitude" (BWA), which includes drama, arguing, and complaining. I explained to him that that's not all black women, and maybe the one's with BWA have it because of the (BMB) the "Black Man Bullshit", we deal with constantly. I do believe that we as black women we are prideful, not arrogant, we would like too compromise and not settle, however we settle for the BMB, hoping to be the strong black woman he needs. I wonder what type of backlash we would receive if we took the same attitude of some black men who prefer to date outside of their race. I believe the days are gone where interracial dating is totally unacceptable, however I find it ignorant to rule out one particular race for whatever reason, especially that of your own.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Black in America


Today was the first segment of Black in America, and if you missed it, please stay tuned tomorrow. Today focused on the Black Woman in every aspect. This documentary really made you think as a black person, so I really wonder what was the opinion of other races. There are so many elements that we as black women deal with on a daily basis and to break it down, it really shows our strength and tenacity. 

Another particular feature that stood out to me was the tracing of our roots. So many of us are off springs of slave masters and we don't even know it. It stood out to me because as a middle school student one of my assignments was to trace back my roots. The furthest I got was my Great-Grandfathers father was a white man and his mother was a black woman. In the area where I grew up there are caucasian people that share the same last name as I, and I'm sure there is a connection somewhere along the line. Tracing and knowing my roots is something that I find very interesting and may dig a little deeper because it opens up so many doors in the future just by knowing. You really wouldn't want to marry your cousin, would you LOL!!! As a black person I am sometime in awe of other races who have so much knowledge on their family history as well as culture. I think this is one area where the black community is lacking because of the "unspoken or unknown" tales of our families past as well as heritage. Our ancestors were taken from an area that was deeply rooted in heritage, and because of that I believe there is some sort of disconnect  with us blacks that were born here in America. We classify ourselves as blacks and sometimes African Americans but not really taking the "african" piece into consideration, hence, disconnect from our heritage and true blood line.

I think that this documentary serves as a milestone in a pivotal time in black america. I hope that tomorrow is just as informative and interesting as today. 

What are your opinions of the show if you watched it? What stood out the most? Can you relate to the areas that the documentary focused on?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Its me again!!!

Sooo I'm back I just been taking a little "me" time for those of you that have asked. Within the "me" time I have realized that blogging is necessary for me. I feel like when I cut back, I become a little stressed because in a way, this is truly an outlet as well as my personal journal. I've written blogs/thoughts that will become blogs but haven't posted them yet. So trust and believe I will be returning to my regular posting:-)  

P.S- I have been stalking you guys, I know I haven't commented or responded to your comments but I will very soon!!! Eb I am sooo enjoying all of the new music you are posting and happy I get to download it!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Who Watched The BET Awards???

At first I wasn't going to watch the BET awards because D.L Hughley was hosting and he is sooo not funny to me, luckily he isn't getting that much time (yea-ah). So below is my minute by minute review if ya missed it.

"Mr. Grown Man" himself, Usher  kicked the show off and it was a pretty good performance, I'm sure more will follow and the intensity and hype level will increase!!! 

Young Jeezy and Kanye West took the stage and was so-so. Tip to Mr. West: Let T-Pain do T-Pain... PLEASE, that computer-love-techno-synthesis was sooo...OFF!!!

Now you all know it made my day to see my #1 hood family Neffie and Frankie on the award show... HOLLA!!! Neffie's dress was hawt yet a bit too small!!! Now ya'll know I love me some Keyshia Cole, but she is sooo not a live singer, I mean off pitch, out of tune, and excedera excedera. It was very entertaining to see Lil Kim pop out though!!! 

Is Neo ever gonna stop imitating MJ? However, his "Stomp The Yard/"Diamond" from player's Club" routine was hawt, he even included the church mimers!!! I may break down and buy his cd.

I absolutely LOVED Ashanti's dress... too cute!!!

Alicia Keyes did her THANG!!! I may just become a fan after all, I think I'm the only one that's not a fan. No lie, A. Keyes does put on a damn good live performance, I can't even hate!!! Then she always pays respect to those that paved the way, SWV, EnVogue, and TLC.

When the BIGGEST BOSS that I seen thus far (ROSS) stepped on stage, it was all over for ya girl!!! I love me some Ross, that's one big dude that can get it (male boobs, stomach and all)!!! The SOUTH totally REPRESENTED, Big Boi, OMG!!! I am sooo missing Ga. and the panhandle right now, then popped out Luda... BET is doing it BIG tonight!!! Can you feel the happiness in my keystrokes!!!

                            IS HIP-HOP DEAD? I THINK NOT!!!

BET never ceases to amaze me... after all of the foul and fornicative (is that a word) language/sexy dance moves, who do you bring out next? Marvin Sapp, of course, complete with a choir and a choir director that mirrored an angel. What would have really took the cake, is if Lil Weezy would have popped out with... the remix baby (LOL, forgive me)!!!  Marvin Sapp even included a picture of our future President and First Lady. This is why I love BLACK people, we can always stop and give an intermission for Jesus!!! Was it me, or did you also see that Marvin Sapp was iced out?

My CRUSH Chris Brown, along with Ciara really did their thang on the dancing tip, Ciara was putting it on him. Mtv's ANBDT Contestants have to really step their game up, to get on "they" level!!!

OMG, I didn't know there was an "Rev. Al Green St.", imagine giving that as your address, things that make you go... hmmmnn!!! I am sooo loving the Al Green portion, its making me wanna throw on all white, step in the name of love, and get my Saturday morning clean up on!!! Wow, Anthony Hamilton looked like he smelled good, he even had the open shirt minus the pubic chest hair, kudos. Then Maxwell walked up... slowly, looking and sounding good, please give us another album...soon!!! Damn, he even did a MJ spin and crotch grab, Maxwell is really putting himself back in the game with this performance!!! Don't you think Cedrick the Entertainer could be a descendent of Al Green? Even the rappers were up grooving with Al Green, he just took us from Hoppo's jook joint back to church, the doors are now open, give me your hand and the Lawd your heart!!! 

Is that a "leather in the summertime suit" that Terrance is wearing? Three words WTF!!!

Is that Ms. Cita on stage with Weezy (not a real fan if you don't know Ms. Cita)? I told you Lil Wayne should have been on the Never Would Have Made It remix, because "without God we are nothing"!!!

Even my girl crush Rhianna sounded better than Keyshia Cole and we all know the deal on that. Can you believe I don't have the re-released album, I definitely have to go get that because I did bootleg the first one... I know that's bad, but I no longer bootleg since I got my Mac (scared im'ma get caught).

Now I also LOVE me some Nelly, but this Stepped on my J's song should have been an Soulja Boy original, so the kids could have supa man'd that ooohhh, because right now its pure fuckery!!!

Lauren Londen will forever be NuNu to me, but her weave was on point!!! BTW, have you ever had Ciroc (liquid crack as my cousin would say), its smooth and will sneak up on ya?

I think T-Pain should write a series of children books because he is really a character, no really, he can transform into any character... literally!!! WOW T-Pain just transformed into T-Wayne...did you see it???

Ooooh I just got a glimpse of Tyrese, um um um!!!

I really wanna go on record saying that was one of the BEST BET Award Shows I've seen in a very long time, I mean very long time!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Frustration Friday

So I haven't posted in a while because I've had sooo much frustration built up. I did manage to change my profile song to That Hump by Badu, because it describes exactly how I feel right now. Funny thing is, if I could get over that hump,  I'm sure another one would present itself in my life. But I guess humps and frustrations are a daily presence in our lives to serve as a reminder of how much we've grown, changed, and adapted to situations in our lives. So I decided to take this post and pour all of my frustration into it.

First and foremost the "JOB" situation has had my mind on lock down. Thing is, I had an interview yesterday and as soon as I got home they called with an offer, so I should be happy right? Well the job isn't all that, but I REFUSE to pay rent out of my dwindling savings. The things about jobs and the interview process is, it sucks!!! Its sucks that I applied for sooo many jobs and have just recently got call backs from companies, case in point, after I accepted the job someone else calls me today for a phone interview and to inquire about a time I can come in for a face to face interview. I guess it would help if I new exactly what I wanted to do in life. My dream job would include shopping for others and traveling all around doing it. As far as my frustration goes, is the interview process. You interview, do well, and get invited for a second interview, do well there, and... never hear back from the company. That really aggravates me because I've been on two specific interviews and also had second interviews as well, and during the interview I ASKED, will I hear back from you all whether positive or negative, here it is 4 weeks later no call, rejection letter, or anything.  I also sent a follow up letter and called.

My second frustration is location. I absolutely love my neighborhood (Wisteria Lane) but if I could move it to a more central location where there are bars, more shopping areas, BLACK people, a church I could grow in, a Dominican shop, and, did I mention BLACK people, I would be a lot happier!!!

Third, I miss my friends. Although I don't call and talk to them frequently I miss the hell out of all of them and value the short periods of time we spend together ( I know they ain't reading). I'm a people person, so I meet people all the time, but because I value friendship, I hold certain qualities very, very high. I'll have to do a post soon on friendship, well, "friends/acquaintances" I've had since being here. 

Fourth, is the dating scene, which ties back into LOCATION!!! It seems like most of the black guys I see always have white women, and the one's I see without them always have something white... a cigarette hanging out their mouth or in their hands!!! Not that I'm desperate to date, because I love doing me, but I'd rather be doing... well you get what I'm saying (Grandma if you're reading this, disregard that statement and don't print out this post for your friends). 

Fifth, what is going on with the order of A Different World, some nights its going in order and other nights you can tell an episode was skipped. I'm tuned in as if  this is a newly scheduled broadcast, when the order is skipped or BET chooses not to play an episode; I am at the highest level of pisstivity, since there are no reality shows to keep my attention. 

Last of my frustrations, are the directions I want my blog to go in. I know I haven't posted in a while, but I have been stalking everyone else's blog,  even though I only commented a few times. Its quite evident that  a few bloggers are shutting down their blogs or making it private, which saddens me because I really enjoy stalking some of you. Over my uneventful days, the idea of censorship has come up. My blog is open, and most of my friends and families read, but I think I've been censoring my my thoughts as well as my post content. As I look over my past post, I think some of you may know me, but mainly the one's that knew me before. I think that I've been a bit "surface level", and would like you to know ME and all the simple complexities of my world. So from now on, I'm gonna post exactly what's on my mind (that means I'll learn how to mobile blog... FINALLY).

While its on my mind, I want to put a couple of things on "The F-It" list. The F-It list is a list of things or people I can take off my mind and say F-It to!!! 

F-It List

1. Mr. Y- I released you and I allowed you to pass through only to make me realize, a leopard doesn't change it's spots!!!

Trust me this list will grow rapidly, before you know it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Totally, Me!!!

What Kristin Means
You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.
You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.
People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

So I got this post from Eb (thanx), I haven't posted lately because sooo much is on my mind and I'm preoccupied with... ME!!! I promise a post will be coming as soon as I clear my mind!!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Last Week Fun!!!

So I couldn't blog as soon as I wanted because I left my computer charger in Ga., and was not about to spend $79.99 to get another one. It was my Grandma's 50th class reunion that's why I took the trip and paid no attention that it was a Holiday weekend because Memorial Day isn't a holiday that sticks as well as birthdays LOL!!! Anyways I had sooo much fun with my Grandma and the senior citizens. The way her Alma Mater does reunions is to celebrate all the years that ended with 8,9, etc. a joint celebration. The event kicked off with a march from the class of 2008, followed by the class of '48, '58, '68, and so forth. My Grandma gave the invocation and I believe she forgot she was in a school and took us straight to church!!! The reunion address was so inspirational, I felt like I was graduating!!! The speakers message was:

 "3 F's and an A"
1. Face your Fears
2. Forget your Failures
3. Fix your Focus
A- in all your ways acknowledge him and  he shall direct thy path

This milestone for my Grandma was especially intriguing to me because 50 additional years of being alive and maintaining an active lifestyle in the community is something I would like to emulate, and I'm happy I witnessed it first hand. The event was also intriguing because this particular school was the only  school blacks could attend back in the day, I was saddened by the poor turnout from the class of '98. So much history and knowledge in one room. A school built on the foundation of educating blacks to become a pillar in the community and society as a whole. Although this isn't my alma mater (actually our rival) I would like to salute the Spencer Greenwaves for past, present, and future endeavors in education. 

Let's just say the party didn't end there!!! Later on there was a Banquet which highlighted a dance. I was hesitant to commit to it but decided to go all out with my Grandma and happy I did. These Seniors were having a ball and so were we (my cousins and I). I mean the older people new all of the two steps, I couldn't even catch on half of the time. The food and the music were GREAT!!!!

Photo shoot in Grandma's walkway (yep I'm a product of the Hood)

Although I had hella fun with the family and at the class reunion, you know I couldn't visit Ga. and not kick it with my peeps!!! Come on... this ME!!!

So you know I had to make my way to the 'Bany, purposely to see my friends and get a dose of that Down South Ghetto Hustla Music!!! Let's just say that my night was WILD and ended in a good way!!! Below are pics of the friends and I. 

P.S- Shout to The Trap and Big Daddies for supplying the most ghetto music in South West Ga.!!

Line Sisters from the First and Best Sorority

I always have to have a photo shoot... LOL

Friends since Freshman Year 2000

Yep its poppin

Although the night had to end the real fun begin at the after party LOL!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Airports, Airlines,...Fuckery!!!

With the increasing rise of gas prices, I think its only fair to say traveling by air is cheaper in most aspects. And because of that, airlines are taking full advantage and upping the bullshit. Where does all of my animosity stem from?
A. Missing my plane to Ga. last Wednesday
B. The inconsistency of services rendered to me ( the customer)
So I missed my plane, ad I'll take the blame for that. But coming from a region where the International airport is the largest establishment of its kind, my expectations are HIGH!!! My logic is, if you're a small airport, open up more, or maybe All of the security checkpoints. This makes sense especially when the line is beginning to curve outside of the sectioned area. Wednesday in Dulles airport, I felt like cattle being herded to its final destination. On top of that I get on the wrong bus/shuttle (yes I too make mistakes), which takes you to the final terminal. I end up at gate 41 and my plane was departing from gate 66 (go figure). This aspect of transportation really aggravates the hell out of me because I'm used to the underground train system in Atl. So I had to head back home and get up at 4 am to catch a standby flight at 6:45am, which was an extra $5 charge along with a strong possibility I would not catch a plane out because everything was booked. I said a quick prayer and after 2 standby passengers, I was the third and final one let on!!!
This takes me to my next level of pisstivity from airlines and carriers... Inconsistency. I attempt to leave (from Dulles) with my largest piece of luggage in my set. everything goes well, meaning no hidden fees or charges. Upon checking my bag in Atl., some guy pulls out his measuring tape (like he was about to size me correctly for a bra) and start measuring the length of my bag. He goes on to say that my luggage is over the height requirements, which will be an extra $29.99, so you know I got an instant attitude, which totally ruins my flight home. I've heard of all of the price changes for additional bags but this height requirement which wasn't required when I left was new to me. Airports and airlines, are nickel and dime'n all across, each week something different!!!
My thing is, if you know people are going to be traveling through your establishment, have newer technology for means of transportation. Airports need to find a way to remain consistent across the board. TSA officers enforce rules differently across airports, based on my traveling experiences.
Do you know of any other businesses where the art of Fuckery reigns supreme?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Gemini

I am a Gemini in EVERY aspect, so since this is my astrological sign I posted info on its characteristics. B.T.W my bithday is on the 20th of June.

May 21-June 20

Gemini go everywhere together, hand-in-hand, symbolizing your dual nature. Our world comes in pairs: good and evil, male and female, in and out, yin and yang -- and you Geminis are living proof. Some might say Gemini are an entanglement of paradoxes, but the truth is that Gemini have an easy acceptance of opposites. Gemini world is one of duality. Gemini can like this and that, one thing and its opposite. It's like you see your world through a radio and Gemini can tune experiences and points of view in and out as your interests change.

Us Geminis are curious, talkative, versatile and mentally active. Our mind can bounce around from one topic to another with great ease, making Gemini the champion of cocktail party chatter and lighthearted social encounters. Others will think that Gemini are fun to be with, but your ability to change with the changing winds can also lead others to see Gemini as shallow.

Gemini motto might be "A rolling stone gathers no moss." You are the eternally youthful child, no matter your chronological age. A razor-sharp wit can have you verbally dueling with the very best of opponents, who moments later are your best of friends. As you fly through life, don't forget to take time to smell the flowers.

Element: Air
The astrological element of air represents movement. And the most efficient movement between two points is often a thought. Air signs are thinkers. They emphasize the intellect over other functions. With active minds and a good command of language, the air signs are the natural born communicators. They can be light and breezy as the breath of spring, but their words can also carry the power of a gale force wind.The air of Gemini is always changing direction. First the winds blow one way, then another. It's a metaphor for how our mind solves a puzzle, first thinking one way and then trying a different approach. This is a restless and searching wind.

Third House: Communication
The Third House symbolizes all aspects of communication -- and most communication happens within our immediate environment. Therefore this is also the house of our surrounding. Traditionally, this includes the type of interactions that happen between siblings, whether or not you actually have any. It also represents quick trips and short-distance travel.

Key Planet: Mercury
Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, moves around the Sun faster than any other planet. He symbolizes our thoughts -- not only how we think, but how we communicate. In fact, Mercury is in charge of all language. Mercury is our active and rational mind. It is not only "just the facts" but also what we do with them. As the key planet of Gemini, Mercury is restless and changeable. It drives us to talk and to listen, but not necessarily to action.

Gemini Greatest Strength: Your curiosity about a variety of interests

Gemini Possible Weakness: Distracting yourself from what is most important
Find out your 2008 horoscope here (for Gemini's)
(In the tune of Uncle Luke) Hey what's that number one Birthday Month...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Review of Erykah Badu's Concert

I finally found something to wear, cute, not too much and I was ready (thanx to lil cuzzo for the pic). Let me just say, I left early so I wouldn't be caught in the rush hour traffic of D.C, but as you know... I was!!! 

Anyways I was close to just say'n F it because I got an "instant attiude" cause I couldn't find Constitution Hall (no address listed), but I remembered this is my favorite artist. I asked for directions from a taxi driver, looked to my left and right and saw people who looked like "concert goers" so I followed suit!!!

I finally arrived to the building after $18 in parking fees and two blocks of walking in 3 inch stilletos, to find out NO CAMERAS allowed. I did like every other person... rearrange my bag and walk right in. This place was crowded, everyone and their momma was there... literally. 

I found my seat, the roots were already on stage (I'm late now) and I chilled and watched their show for about 40 mins. I have a newfound respect for the roots, they were on point!!! I met two cool older sisters who were psyched that I was at a concert alone and after about an hour and 10 minutes...

The lights dimmed and 5 sistahs with afro puffs walked out and moved to the beat of Amerykahn Promise, the crowd was screaming ERYKAH, I think we were expecting her to follow with her fro. One of the backup singers looked just like Erykah (sisters, maybe?). Out walked Ms. Badu and the crowd went crazy!!! She poured herself a drink and then drank it, then she pressed this little synthesizer and the show began. 

You can tell that this is an artist that enjoys what she does, she was sashaying, beating on drums, the whole concert was very interactive!!! She moved on to tell us she had been still for a while and said the infamous line "I'm an artist and I'm sensitive about my shit", this led us 
into her next song Me.

I actually can't remember all of the songs but  I believe she performed the first seven songs off of New Amerykah. However she did perform a few songs from her past cd's On and On, Other Side of the game, Orange Moon, Danger, and the last song she performed was Times a Wastin'. The crowd wasn't ready for her to leave because I'm sure everyone was screaming or thinking Tyrone, but she didn't deliver... oh well.  Let me just say, I did't realize the range of her voice, she was hittin high notes all over the place!!!

Erykah enlightened us on two things, Fear and Consumption, chick is real political. She was like they scare us (The Man) and we think we have to go out and buy things to be happy. The only thing I regret about this concert is I didn't jump on the tickets ASAP, I mean this concert was front row and backstage worthy. If you still have a chance please SUPPORT, real music with substance and not just a beat!!! F.Y.I- If you don't have the new c.d, you'll definitely need it  to sing-along!!!

Check out Erykah Badu here and here!!!

I didn't leave the show empty-handed, I got me a souvenir

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Could This Be The Worse Movie Ever?

So I had the pleasure of spending a boring Saturday watching How She Moves. Let's just say I am so happy I didn't waste my $9.00 by seeing this at the movies. After 20 minutes I didn't know if the chic was in high school or what... the movie was just scattered!!! As a former stepper, I didn't feel like this was true stepping just a Bootleg version. I was also hesitant to see Stomp The Yard because I think the media capitalizes off of Black America enough, then off of my beloved HBCU's... that's another realm. Take our uniqueness and creativity, but not support our educational endeavors (okay off subject and on my soapbox). But Stomp The Yard was actually good, The Way She Moves is a complete mockery of it. What was up with MTV, this movie is as low budget as it gets. The music is way louder than the the actors speaking!!! I'll say it for everyone... NO More Dance Movies PLEASE!!! 

To think, I'm still watching it... 

Let's all say together... HATED IT!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Got My Ticket!!!


                          SOOOO I got my ticket to see one of my favorite artist... EVER. 
                                                                     Erykah Badu
                   and yes I'm sooo excited because I missed her the last time she performed. 




Ever since the days of Apple Tree I knew we were going to forever have a connection!!! I have absolutely no idea of what I'm wearing but of course I post a pic with my review of this wonderful occasion.















I actually love them all but those were a few I kept on repeat. I would leave you all with more but I have to go get ready, HoLLa!!!

School... Didn't I think it wasn't for me in high-school!!!


                                          This online way of schooling is totally... 
                                                       and  maybe not for me!!! 

                                                             This is the reason
                                                       I haven't been blogging, 
                                       although I haven't exactly been on top of it 
                                                 it has been consuming my mind and thought process!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

I hope every mother is having a wonderful day today!!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Got Tagged... go me, go me!!!

So my FIRST tag and I'm sooo excited!!!

The rules are as follows

* link to the person that tagged you : Miss B

* post the rules on your blog

* share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself

* tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs

* let each random person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

1. I hate when people rub their toes/feet together and it makes that weird "scratchy" sound. My Grandma constantly does this and it irks the hell out of me!!!

2. I have a girl crush on Rihanna. Any magazine or t.v show I'm there watching. And when I get pissed I just turn on "Breaking Dishes" to rock out or when I KNOW I'M LOOKING HOTT I have to put "Lemme Get That" on!!! I even got my bob (which grew out soo quick) because of her. F.Y.I- Did you know Rihanna has a star tattooed on the inside of her left ear?

3. I'm addicted to MarioKart on Wii. I am determined to unlock more courses. I have NEVER been addicted to any other of my wii games before!!!

4.  I love, love, love purses/handbags/purses/computer bags/doggie bags... no matter the type, expensive, cheap as long as they're cute I LOVE them all. I have  trunks, suitcases, and weekenders  full of bags on the inside.  You can almost find a purse somewhere in all of my rooms (except the bathroom). My LOVE for purses stem from my momma keeping a new Dooney!!! B.T.W that's my favorite purse... my leather so soft!!!

5. I have a big problem remembering birthdays... I hate to admit it, I can't keep up with none. I try and then always have to resort to "What day is it gonna be on this year" so I can look it up LOL!!!

6. Hello Kitty is my favorite Sanrio character. I can't wait to go back to Ga. and redeem my freebies from all of my purchases (have to use the same store).

So the bloggers I'm tagging are me,myself an eye, black pearls, thorpesthoughts.... mostly everyone else I thought to tag had been tagged    ***SORRY***

Monday, April 21, 2008

That 70s Show... featuring ME!!!

I'm up at 3 in the morning watching Claudine from my favorite decade... The 70s!!! Everyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE the 70s.

                                                                Why I LOVE the 70s? 

Fashion- The 70s is the era that has us on a fashion frenzy. Psychedelic patterns, bell bottoms, platforms, dashikis, and sooo much more.

Cars- Cars were built to last and were super spacious. I can not resist an 'ole school car.

Culture- It just seemed like everyone was doing their own thing or doing it together and getting along. Everyone had a good time with what they had, no matter how poor you were. Some of the coolest slang was birthed during this era... Jive Turkey, Sucka, and Groovy. Pimps... need I say more!!!

Music- You had Solid Gold Classics, Woodstock, and Disco... just music that made you feel good (baby making)!!! 

Movies- The Mac, Claudine, Cooley High, Sugar Hill, Superfly, Dolemite... too many to name!!!

Goodtimes- You all should know this is my ish!!! I still long to be Thelma or at least shop in her closet. She was one poor fly chic. F.Y.I- Ester Rolle fought for there to be a live-in father included.

The Afro- Everyone had one... need I say more!!!

That's me looking all 70 ish, reminiscent of Thelma Evans  LOL (excuse the boxes I just moved in). What is/was your favorite decade? Did I forget something from the era? I know, drugs... not into that though LOL (it existed in every decade).

Here's My Addiction...


The other day I was talking to a friend and he asked if I liked magazines (you know, one of those getting-to-know-you type of questions). And I was like I'm totally addicted to them.

I don't know if its the shiny pages, the coupons inside, or just the fact that a new one comes out every month!!! I believe my grandma actually sparked my interest in them as she did her children. Growing up with a teacher in the house, books are everywhere, in my case there were both... many books and many magazines. Even as a child I had had my own personal subscriptions. To this day I still don't know how many magazines my grandma actually gets. It seems like whenever I'm home there's always a new subscription to something different. And because my grandma is sooo cool she even comes up with excuses like "Ya'll like to read that, so I ordered it" (the best).  

Back to me and my addiction. Although I grew up around subscriptions, I'm the dumb chic who spends roughly $25 a month on my favorite magazines, that is until my cousin pulled my card (Pam). I know its dumb, but something about seeing them on the shelf/stand makes me just wanna buy them!!! Since my cousin called me out, I now subscribe to Cosmogirl, Seventeen, Lucky, Nylon, and People Style. Yes, I still keep up with my teen magazines (they have all the cool up-to-date clothing sites). On the other hand I still shop off the stand for a few like...

Essence- I make a point to get this at a store it gives me that liberated feeling like... I-Am-A-Black-Woman-And-This-My-Magazine!!!

Glamour- I have no excuse not to subscribe to this one. To me its an all around magazine. Not too much sex, fashion tips, or real life stories... just enough. B.T.W I still had them on my sh*t list for the comment/forum (whatever it was) on afros in the workplace.

Cosmopolitan- I used to be sooo in love with this magazine. Now I realize its just way too many "new" sexual positions included monthly. I think this is the in between magazine... Not a Girl Not quite a Woman (you need that in college).

Marie Claire- I only buy this when I've pretty much bought everything else. Its a bit boring to me... just Blah!!!

Fitness- O.K I'll be real I usually only buy this from the Dollar Tree (yes they sell it there) there are really cute topics and important health information. 

Elle- I know people swear by this one, but I buy it sparingly. Truly I can't afford nothing in there... at least not the stuff I want (my eye's go to the most expensive things... always... got it from my mama... good taste).

Jet- The size of this speaks for itself, just like a "minute man" and its over!!! I only pick this one up if there's someone I really like on the cover and I usually read it in the... you-know-where!!!

Upscale- I get this every-now-and-then, however it usually has interesting topics.

Today's Black Woman- I almost hate this magazine. Why? It is forever reporting about "cheating, finding a good man". It is the bible for... who's doing it, how to do it, and how to find out if and why they're doing it and etc. I just don't think it totally represents "Me today, as a Black Woman" in every aspect. I ONLY get it if someone I like is on the cover.  

The funny thing is... I'm so addicted that my cousin gets one of the magazines I buy off the stand and I still HAVE to buy it for myself. Its like I'm a fein and I have to get my fix monthly. I know I'm not the only one addicted to magazines... Which are your favorites and least favorites. Also, if you know of any other good ones I didn't mention let me know.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Which Category do you belong to

I checked the book above out from the library about two months ago it started out as an interesting read but I got a bit bored. I say bored because it didn't fully capture my attention, although their were interesting points. The book is about a single guy looking for love, while categorizing women in 6 different categories which is supposed to be 'the real guyz guide' numbered 1-6. I found the categories interesting because it was from a males' perspective. So I decided to put it out there for you/us women to see which one we fall into. All of the categories  are strictly the work of Van Whitfield.

Pain Personified- "I just got out of a really bad relationship"motto of a 1
1s are 1s for a reason. They didn't start dating to become 1s and if they had a choice they definitely wouldn't be 1s. You'll find 1s at church throughout the week. They'll tell you they're celibate. But many 1s choose celibacy and the church because they need a supportive environment to help them deal with the pain. 1s also need time to develop retaliatory measures against the guy who goofed (with God's blessings of course). Some man, somewhere made a 1 a 1. And because of that man, the 1 you may be dating may not work out. To her, you are that same no good guy waiting to happen all over again.

Inside the mind of a player-"I'm not interested in a relationship- I just have friends" motto of a 2
What's a 2 looking for if she's not interested in a relationship? Simple question, simple answer. Control. Some women just plain don't want a relationship which is just like some men who refuse to commit. Somehow it works if the involved parties accept it. But a true 2 is a slick 2. And a slick 2 is one who's figured how to run the same scam on men that men have run on women for years. 2s don't believe in staying home. They have to be out. They insist on doing everything with their girlfriends or with some mysterious "friend". Unfortunately, 2s play by their own rules, so they sometimes treat men worse than men treat women. It's damn near impossible to figure out 2s. 2s are too busy, too self-absorbed, and too much of a hassel to get involved with.

A moment with a gold digger-"What is it you said you do for a living" motto of a 3
 3s don't have to have that sassy, playful air. You give it to them. They don't have to have common sense. You give them that as well. 3s don't even need bank, because unlike fine babes you don't necessarily mind spending your cash on, you will gladly give it to a 3. And that's the fundamental problem with 3s. They look so f-ing good that you just want to give them stuff. 3s are not always the 'bimbos' everyone makes them out to be. They've figured out exactly what it takes to please the level of guys they deal with (and they give it to them big time). But don't count on them giving too much to you. You'll be too busy giving way too much to them. If you must date a 3 (or if you're lucky enough to date one), be aware that if you're not a major player with major power or influence, you'll be in for major disappointment if you think she's the 
'real thing". Not that 3s can't be the real thing. They can and often are for the right price. 

The skinny on male bashers-"Men are dogs" motto of a 4
When a babe tires of being a 1 and decides she's ready to date again, the first stop on the road to recovery is usually an ungratifying stay in 4 world. 4s believe men stink for one very basic reason. They're men. 4s have been there, done it, and seen it all when it comes to guys. That's how 4s became 4s. Much like 1s, 4s certainly didn't start dating to become 4s, but you can bet that some screwed -up guy had a hand in driving them to their unfortunate state of mind. 4s are a mess. But if you remember that some guy had a hand in creating the mess they've become, you may actually be of some long-term help. Just be prepared to be ultra patient, incredibly understanding, supersensitive, and as open as a 24-hour-a-day 7-Eleven.

A moment with the marrying one- "My biological clock is ticking-I need a husband" motto of a 5
5s are so amazing because they have the whole marriage thing down to a specific (and well practiced) science. They always wait to hit you with the move when you're most vulnerable. But it's not just about the perfectly timed questions with 5s. It's part of the process, and it's a process that works.  If a decides he really wants you, make it a point to protect yourself (literally). 5s still believe they can hook you with a a baby. 

You too can hit the jackpot- "I'm single, I'm available and Yes, I'm interested" motto of a 6
There's not a whole lot to say about 6s, because when a woman is right she's just plain right. 6s don't play games. They don't have to. They tell you they're interested because they are, and they sense you are as well. They don't manipulate, because they know you'll do nearly anything for them (just as they would do for you). 6s don't listen to you piss and moan about your rotten day and your know-it-all boss. They hear you out and they understand. They motivate you to succeed at whatever your highest level may be. 6s will bring out the best in you, and you in them. 6s don't waste time with stale, meaningless arguments. They discuss relevant problems, and together you find solutions. 6s understand that guys want to be respected, that they want to be dealt with honestly and fairly, and that men want to be loved as much as women do. Lots of women understand hat. 6s do something about it. 6s aren't perfect. Nobody is. But love with a 6 is as close to perfection as perfection can get. Growing and togetherness are important to 6s. 

My family and I felt compelled to add another number.

I have nothing to offer, I have no class, morals, or standards- "I'll do anything for a man" motto of a .5
This category stands for the women that will go out of way to get and try to keep a man (we all know one). And because of this she doesn't deserve a whole number just a decimal place. 

Women- Which category do you fall in? Which category would your girls classify you as?

Males- What type of woman do you find are more attracted to you and what are you most attracted to? Also, which type of woman is a turnoff for you?