That was a damned good joke. He's be Scary, when you consider that I turned 29 last week. Yes, I am a cradle robber. I married the first younger man that I dated - all of my ex-boyfriends have a few years on me in age, except my high school sweetheart, who was the 4 or 5 months older than me. No gift for Geoff, as he's getting a "new" car in a few weeks' time, which is plenty of gift in my book.
They could have at least waited to go back for seconds It took every bit of restraint I had to just eat one, and not gobble down the whole box of them like I did with the Girl Scout cookies. It was SO good. Sure, it was leaving me alone, and was staying far away from me, but I could see it focusing it's 8 beady eyes on me and thinking "mmmm It was like 5 hours long or something. I knew working on Saturday would do this to me. I just want to go home and crawl into bed.
Friday, March 26, Do you ever get into those moods You look around, and you see things, and they're familiar, but not familiar. You talk to people, and you know them, but you don't really know them at all. The daily routine is yours - things you've done day in and day out for months, or years - but suddenly, it all seems like it's someone else's life, and you just stepped into it; a sort of seat filler, while the person to whom this life 'really' belongs takes a prolonged bathroom trip.
I have stock replies for questions like "how did you end up moving to Florida? I know the answers to these questions, but at times, I want to just reply with questions back: "How does anything happen at all?
Isn't life a series of seemingly innocuous events that eventually tie together to form who we are, what we do, how we came to be what lives and breathes and takes orders from copier salesmen? If one small thing in your world had changed, Mr. Question Asker, then isn't it possible your entire life could be different? I'm talking about missing a bus, or taking or not taking a phone call, or ordering the Kung Pao chicken, even if what you always have is the Mu Shu Pork.
Couldn't just ONE of those moments make it so that five years down the line, suddenly it occurs to you that your life feels, and is, somehow different? Of course, you will never tie it to that one brief moment years ago And even though my life sometimes seems 'borrowed,' deep down, I am grateful to whatever small event brought everything I have today.
I should just stick to fluff topics, because I think I just gave myself a headache. Hey, did you hear that Jell-O pudding pops have come back? I am SO heading to the supermarket after work. Friday, March 05, It's nearly the weekend!
Today I get off from work one hour early, as they're moving our department to another floor, and the movers need the extra time to pick up our stuff and get it set in our new desks. I'm excited, because I am getting a big cube, so it will be less noisy where I'll be, and I'll have a little more privacy. Most of all, I'm excited to have space to actually do my work in. The small amount of room I have is barely enough to fit my computer, phone, and file boxes.
No plans for the weekend, other than creating a photo album to have printed. I've been having trouble with the software, though, so I don't know how far I'll be able to get with this. Fingers crossed that it will start working. Ebony And Ivory - Murphys Law (2) - The Best Of Times (CD also got a package from Geoff's parents with some belated Christmas gifts in it, some books and CDs. It will be nice to hang out and read those.
I have been a naughty girl I was looking at houses on realtor. One of the members of a message board I'm on mentioned it, and so I went to peek. We could afford a house, but I don't know that we'd qualify for a mortgage. Geoff has no credit, and a very minimal work history, and I have some questionable stuff on my credit. Besides, we haven't got any money saved. But looking at those houses and dreaming has been nice, if a little depressing.
The morgage would be less than or about the same as our rent, too. Maybe we'll be able to get our savings built up and then think about it.
But Geoff's student loans are coming due soon, so we need to focus on paying those off first. Oh well. I guess our humble little apartment is going to be home for a while yet. Tuesday, March 02, So we didn't confront the work jerk. Yesterday, he was out of the office, which was a nice relief for me. Today he's back. I am secretly hoping his absence was because he was interviewing for another job, which he will get and then leave here forever, but I somehow doubt it.
Geoff and I are looking into ideas of how to celebrate our first anniversary. We toyed with going to a hotel on the beach, or driving to Orlando, but in the end, we've decided that we'd prefer to just stick around here and each have a full day at the spa.
We're going to have an hour-long couples massage, and other assorted pampering, and then we'll enjoy a nice dinner out. With our anniversary so close to spring break, hotel prices are out of our range, and we can save that money for a trip later in the year, maybe to Vegas or something. We both took the day off work, so we'll be able to spend the whole day together. Geoff's been practicing his driving, and I think soon he'll be ready to take a road test.
After that, I guess we'll be doing some car shopping. We can't afford to get into something that requires payments, but we're looking for a reliable used car - probably a Honda or something like that. There seems to be a decent market around here for those, so I'm sure it won't be too much of a hassle.
The insurance is going to be killer, though. And with his student loans coming due soon, we need to really figure out a good budget and stick to it - including spending money and a savings account.
I'm looking forward to actually going to the bank and making that first deposit, no matter how meager it might be. Thursday, February 26, There's this man at my job. And, let's face it, the guy is an ass. I have grown tired of him. Unfortunately, I have to work with him every day, as we're assigned to the same team.
This does not please me. I am thinking of talking to my boss along with the others on my team about it. Mr Ass has engaged in more temper tantrums in the last week than I can count, while the rest of us just stare in disbelief.
What I would really like is to throw Mr Ass out of Album) third-story window and into the pond outside. It makes me sad. Great news! Geoff called this morning to tell me that he was spontaneously given a promotion this morning.
I'm so excited for him - extra money, better title and responsibilities, and I think he's really getting a necessary ego stroke for him. I know it was a challenge for him to take such a low-paying job with some pretty menial responsibilities, but I'm incredibly psyched for him. Now, if only I could convince him to get a darned driver's license.
Baby steps, I guess. Saturday, February 21, The other day I was in the supermarket when they played "Can't take my eyes off of you" on the loudspeaker. I smiled the whole way through the dairy department, and well past the cookies, while I remembered watching some friends dance at their wedding to that song. I love when you hear a song that makes you remember something nice like that. I yelled at Geoff today. Several times.
He was learning to drive, and I was being overly freaky about him driving my car while he doesn't have a driver's license.
He pulled out right in front of a car, because he was so certain it was going to make a left turn. Said car was travelling at around 30 MPH, and Geoff came to a dead stop in front of it, with me screaming "what are you doing??
I think he's learned his lesson that you don't just pull out when you don't know for sure what other cars are going to do. It's tough being emotional, and overprotective. But, you know, life happens and before you've realized it, it's been like Oops, naughty me. So, I'll update on what's going on in my little world. In September, Geoff finally got his Employment Authorization.
Early October, he started his first job, and we were thrilled that we'd be able to get on our feet. Of course, with the unfortunate luck I've had over the last several months, two weeks after he started his job, I was finally fired from that corporate hell I was in. My 6 weeks of unemployment put us into a huge amount of debt, from which we are finally emerging. In November, we flew to England for Geoff's brother's wedding.
It was very interesting. The highlight of the trip was getting to meet more of Geoff's extended family. They're the most wonderful group of people, their warmth and hospitality were unending, and from the very first minute, I felt like I was welcomed into the family with no problem. It was truly wonderful. The wedding itself was very Sarah, my new sister-in-law, wore an orange dress, which was lovely and rather unexpected. The ceremony was in a small catholic church on the Island, and the reception all 11 hours of it took place in a social lodge in Cowes.
We followed up the wedding with a quick trip to London to visit a few of Geoff's friends. The sad thing about it is I find myself singing it while I do housework. I was very disappointed that my boy Laurence fired his damn self. He was one of my favorite candidates on the show for the simple fact that he kept it low key. I'm also heated that Chris was axed when it clearly should've been that white chick.
That poor girl wears her emotions on her sleeves like a cuff link. Get with it babydoll this is bidness man! Anyways, I've had a very interesting day so far to say the least. Oh joy! Everytime I see those ashy prisoners performing back-breaking labor Ebony And Ivory - Murphys Law (2) - The Best Of Times (CD smile to myself and then think "look at my tax dollars at work.
On with the gossip! Meanwhile Jay-Z Jr. I guess his publicist thought that it wasn't enough to be the new member of Boyz N Da Hood. I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love. I don't agree with that. To me, the most important thing is happiness. Before Van Gorp, former Liberty player Sue Wicks had been the only member of a female professional team to publicly come out while still playing.
Previously, Swoopes has said she plans to continue her career. Former NFL defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo and MLB outfielder Billy Bean made headlines when they revealed they were gay, but both were retired when they made their announcements and neither had a career that comes close to Swoopes. Here's a picture of Sheryl's life partner coach Alisa Scott. People around the net has been going straight bananas over this picture.
Let it be known that this is not Young City. He sorta looks more like a slim Mike Jones a little. I'm pretty sure Dally Pen Pen can tell me who this is. The singer had faced 12 counts of child pornography in Florida, but the prosecutors dismissed the case after opting not to appeal a judge's decision to suppress evidence in the singer's child pornography case.
Vidale, who is a life coach on the Si TV reality series 'Urban Jungle 2,' said other African Americans should feel the same indignation she does about the latest development in the Kelly case. I just don't get it. It's an abomination," she raged. She was lying because she thought she was looking out for some ignorant black Negro who broke the law. The full-figured funny-woman hopes that justice will finally be served in The Windy City. I really hope he goes to jail, and some grown man urinates on him in a prison cell.
That'll teach him to stop peeing on underage girls," Vidale said heatedly. I'm keeping my peace on that one since I know ya'll are going to have a lot to say. So the boyfriend and I were talking a couple of days ago about the NBA's new dress code. He's an ultra conservative how we end up together perplexes me everyday while I'm. So there are a plethora of subjects we disagree on. Here was one of the main points I tried to make to him. Who's more likely to be convicted of reckless manslaughter, Exhibit A or B?
Shouts out to Derek and Diona the best teacher around for the nice emails. Happy 25th Berfday Monica! Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement, died Monday evening. She was Parks died at her home during the evening of natural causes, with close friends by her side, said Gregory Reed, an attorney who represented her for the past 15 years. Beyonce Knowles' stylist mother Tina sent the Ebony And Ivory - Murphys Law (2) - The Best Of Times (CD attorneys out to find the callous gossip who suggested her daughter Solange was bleaching her baby.
Tina insisted the investigation be kept under wraps because she didn't want to fuel the speculation that upset new mum Solange, who gave birth to baby son Daniel last year She recalls, "It was on the internet that my grandchild had a clubfoot and my daughter Solange put him in a bariatric chamber to bleach him. I was furious because my child was crying. The family is still on the hunt for the culprits.
Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash made quite an entrance at the Whitney Gala last week. After pulling up in a Maybach, Dash made such a leisurely exit that cars behind were honking for him to get out. When he finally did, he had his cellphone glued to his ear while mugging for the cameras. As he strolled the red carpet, Steve Stoute, the branding guru who once sued Sean Combs for assault, was exiting. While the tony crowd, including Leonard Lauder and Ross Bleckner filed in, Dash began to yell: "You punk ass, I'd smack you again, but you'd probably sue me like you did Puffy when he cracked you over the head because you are a rat bastard snitch.
Yeah you just end up on them. Any publicity is good publicity for Dame I guess. Beaultiful Hustle is my new crack BTW. Forever I Love Atlanta. They will be performing the new theme song for Atlanta. I haven't heard the song as of yet so I will be sitting in front of my television.
Just as long as they don't embarrass themselves or my home state I'm good. Of course I would've liked to see some of my Dungeon Family folks up there but you can't always get what you want. I'm just glad that Young Jeezy isn't performing. If that boy jumps on another record I think I'm going to scream. I just hope no one decides to shakes their laffy taffy. Now that's another post. There I said it. And while we're on the subject of A-Town, guess who went on vacation to Europe?
Do you believe that this is Janet and James' daughter? We all know that Janet can keep a secret but I don't know. She looks a little older than 18 eh? I'm Having Testicle Difficulties! Haloscan is working once again. Sorry for the inconvience. There is currently a debate on different message boards about Halle Berry appearing in one of R. Kelly's videos back in the day. Rumor has it that Halle was the video vixen crawling on the kitchen floor while Kelz fed her milk in the video for " Honey Love.
Kelly other then the fact that he loves girls 16 and underHalle Berry's appearance in the video is rank number three. Damn I learn something new everyday.
Approximately 40 survivors enjoyed the festivities. Franklin performed, chatted and posed for photographs with guests. She says, "It's the right thing to do. Hopefully some of the other performers in town will follow suit. Union hails from Omaha, Nebraska where her family is legendary for its size.
She says, "I'm actually from the largest black family in the state of Nebraska. We have Ebony And Ivory - Murphys Law (2) - The Best Of Times (CD own parade in downtown Omaha every year. But what remains unsaid is their message of hate and racism through their music.
Yet another list that fucked up. Where in the blue hell is my Morris Chestnut? Can you keep up? I bet in this picture Beyonce is thinking "I was dancing in one of these in the video for "Naughty Girl" but it was a lot bigger.
Let the congregation say "hell to the nah. I'm laughing at the fact that his stretch marks remind me of Star Jones'. Its about time Kanye did something I liked! I've been on the go today so I didn't have time to do a full post, cry me a river.
The girl is tired. Can't get enough of Boris' fine ass. Anyways, here are a few pictures to keep you satisfied until tomorrow. Or atleast that wasn't the case last tonight.
Cam'ron was shot in D. Don't worry kids he's not dead. I know that this probably got the internet goin' nuts so I won't dwell on it too much. Although he can't rap for shit at times I wish Mr. Giles the best. Fuck Britney's seed. Seal's new bundle of joy reminds me of someone. Heidi have you been creeping? Did Jessica and Terrence get dressed in the dark? And what's going on with homie's smirk? For someone who will be celebrating her 4oth birthday yes 40! But what's going on with the oily mug?
Ebony and Ivory recently took some time out for a vacation together in Sin City. Dame always looks so excited and happy when he is with Rachel doesn't he? Um no. About an half hour ago as I chatted away on the phone with my sperm donor, my television begin to blast a song that I've never heard before. If you haven't already had the opportunity to hear "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas just know that you are blessed and one of God's chosen people. You can watch the video over at Launch.
Be advised that you may contemplate suicide afterwards. I met a girl down at the disco. She said hey, hey, hey yea let's go. I could be your baby, you can be my honey Lets spend time not money. I mix your milk wit my cocoa puff, Milky, milky cocoa, Mix your milk with my cocoa puff, milky, milky riiiiiiight What you gon' do with all that junk? All that junk inside that trunk? I'ma get, get, get, get you drunk, Get you love drunk off my hump.
What you gon' do with all that ass? All that ass inside them jeans? I'ma Album), make, make, make you scream Make you scream, make you scream. What you gon do with all that junk? I'ma get, get, get, get you drunk, Get you love drunk off this hump. What you gon' do wit all that breast? All that breast inside that shirt? I'ma make, make, make, make you work Make you work, work, make you work.
She's got me spendin'. Spendin all your money on me and spendin' time on me She's got me spendin'. Spendin' all your money on me, on me, on me. I'd rather be front row at a Pretty Rickey concert than watch that shit again. To add salt to the wound there is not one big ass anywhere to be found in the vid. I'm definitely not anywhere in Trina or Serena Williams territory but I do remember a young negra boy telling me that I was "thicker than cold grits" in my 12th grade gym class. So I can appreciate a big ass tribute every now and then.
Clearly these niggas ran out of shit to talk about. What you gon do wit all that breast? I hate to say it but if you brought that cd --or even took the time to download it-- there is a slim chance that you may be borderline insane. Yes Mike Tyson. He looks like he's ready to take a bite outta that fresh white meat of her's in this picture. Ha ha. Um, and can somebody send Ms. Fergie a memo that she is not Gwen Stefani? Miss Jones asked him how was Janet's and James daughter doing and he confirmed that "Renee" was doing fine.
They mentioned that she is about 18 years old and that she can also sing. Anybody know anything about this? Holla back. She needs some more T-Double-D in her life.
She needs to start associating herself with my type of niggas. He's street and that's all he's going to ever be. I came out being street, I came out being sexy, and now I've moved on to still being street but also being more mature and more classy.
You have to grow. You have to grow to be a superstar and not just a rap artist. Ruch is particulary proud of former student Ronald Cortez Herd II, an established artist who recently participated in an exhibition in Paris, France. Herd, who goes by the name R2 C2 H2, describes his work as being motivated by three passions, art, music and history, particularly African American History. Ruch would consider me among her favorite former students and that she sincerely felt that my accomplishments were actually worth being repeated and recorded for all to see If you go to her art room right now you would see newspaper clippings lamenated outside her doorway detailing my early recognition and achievements in the art world It should also be noted that Dr.
Ruch is no stranger when it comes to individual achievements and recognition by exceptional teachers and authority figures Ruch went to the University of Alabama during her undergrad years and managed to earn the respect and admiration of the legendary college football coach known as Coach Paul Bear Bryant for her award winning talents with the cross bow and arrow William Tell ain't got gesso on Dr.
Monday, April 10, One of Haiti's major products or 'cash crops' is charcoal shown being held in the right hand of the figure which is collected from the rotten trees on the mountainside due to their inability to grow vegetables because of extensive erosion caused by a lack of trees in the lowlands to keep the fertile soil in place.
A lot of their best trees were bought and cut down by the French for millions of dollars in the 19th century. However, no one thought about replanting the trees that were taken and so by the start of World War One, the damage was done. The handcuffs symbolize how these symptoms of the problem are linked because of lack of a profitable economy and stable government.
Violence will continue to play a major part in the lives of all Haitians and will continue to affect the rest of the world for the worse. Dominigue Maroons are fugitives scorned with snobbery feeling trapped and brutalized not unique thousands kidnapped to St. Monday, April 03, In The Spirit of Redemption There's Something About Tookie Well, my interpretation of redemption, it differs from the theological or the academical rendition.
I believe that my redemption symbolizes the end of a bad beginning and a new start. It goes beyond, in a sense of being liberated from one's sins or atonement in itself. I feel that my redemption mostly or primarily encompasses the ability to reach out to others. Please take advantage of the website links below to learn about who Stanley Tookie Williams was because the mainstream media won't show because they don't want you to know!!!
Minister Louis Farrakhan. Tuesday, March 21, Saturday, March 11, Uncle Arthur up close at a moment of clarity. Here he is pictured with me in the Bart Simpson sweater and some of my very good friends from college attending my first professional one man art show opening, R2C2H2: Evolution of a Style at the Vaughn Cultural Center of The St.
This is the actual funeral speech I gave at my Uncle Arthur's funeral on August 2, He was a truly beautiful human being who is the only person I truly never seen get really mad and act bitter towards anyone in my 23 years of knowing him A class act He is truly missed and died before his time When you read the text you will understand why many people got mad at me for saying it this speech has helped me earn the title of Mr.
Controversy in my family,but I will now let you, the reader, decide if what I said is really controversial or just truth speaking He was more in tune with things other worldly and spiritual than most people are with their VCR clocks and income taxes!!! Arthur was a people magnet. Arthur was so charming and witty that people found themselves actually at ease with his sometimes erratic and impatient yet comforting and likable persona.
I have bore witness to many occasions where Arthur was able to change the very mood and atmosphere of a place by simply walking in a room and saying something in his native tongue.
No matter if they laughed or not most times someone did Arthur was able to get some substantial response from the audience HIS Audience. You see no matter where Arthur went he seemed to be the center of attention…It seemed that everything and everyone revolved around the radiant sun of his universe a. Arthur Taylor Jr. He had The Gift of Gab. Arthur could make you believe the most outlandish of schemes and stories. Arthur could have been a master politician. Arthur also exhibited a genius for the art of story telling.
Instead of using the mighty Mississippi River, river boats and small river town life as back drops like Twain did, My Uncle used the buses and bus stops, Lincoln Park and overall aspects of big city life as inspirations for his masterpieces. Sometimes we as people and individuals are more concerned with living in comfort and convenience than living in truth and righteousness.
If you really want to know the truth Arthur did not die from A. Arthur was a victim of rape many times over but became a victor for life many times stronger for he refused to let his past and his failings to keep him from believing in better days.
One thing that kept Arthur empowered was his unique sense of humor. His development and nurturing of his gift of humor helped bring him closer to the awesome and titanic source of The Creator. Arthur prolifically and efficiently used his humor to turn even his darkest and most pessimistic times into lessons for others, including me, about hope and living in unconditional love. Arthur was a Biblical figure.
Our Arthur??? How was that so you may ask??? People seem to forget that many of the most courageous and righteous of Biblical heroes were professional all star sinners before and after they became full-fledged Saints. Noah was a drunk, which would give us a good explanation why people may not have believed him about the coming of The Great Flood.
Paul was first and foremost a ruthless cold-blooded killer of men before being converted into a GOD fearing and loving devotee and servant to the Gospel we know and forever celebrate.
Even Jesus found his following stronger among the prostitutes and criminals than among the so-called moral and ethical institutions of his day. The list goes on and on, but my point is that GOD will use the so-called most despised, the lowliest, the lonely, the hopeless and the worthless of our society to effect change.
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