who could forget that face? We all grew up with it. Why, thats super-ultra-mega brainiac Jessie Spano from Saved By The Bell. Of course, she's known as Elizabeth Berkley to anyone who didnt exist or didnt have a TV between 1989 and 1993. She has a new bad ass "conniving bitch" role now and she wears it well. Give up the 10pm hour of your monday night (this week its on tomorrow at 10 too) and go watch CSI: Miami. Horatio is the man after all...
I think in big brother's getting old, his math skills, or just his mental state itself, are going. fast. He called with the (belated) news of his wife's pregnancy and informed us all that his wife is 6 months pregnant as of March 25th, and is due in August. I'm going to give that a minute to set in.
Now for all of you who just did that math, you see my concern right? Because if pregnancy has extended itself from 9 to 11 months, I wil be finding myself a surrogate right now. Right now. Because my brain hurts everytime I think about it, I havent gotten around to calling him back and asking him to pick between the two. Although i hope she's 6 months pregnant so that he can b born in June like the other 3. I know what he does when september rolls around....
For the new season (and the new year) I decided to go a different way with my hair.
I did blonde back in 2005. It lasted until early 2007...I missed the contrast.
So i decided this year to go with an auburn, which has been received pretty well. I also did a shorter cut, just under my ears. I've never had my hair this short before. ever. I'm pretty sure if relaxers were allowed on babies, the afro I was born with would have stretched to my shoulders. Evidently it goes well with my skin tone? My mother was generous with her freckles but decided to keep her ginger-kid hair all to herself. It's cool, I forgive her ^_^
Tomorrow's my first day of work. I've been anxious about it all day. Food is the enemy right now. As is having to sit still. I've been pacing the house all day. I'm beyond ready to start this job but as with anything new, there's always that nervous energy. Gonna go Spider-man around my room before bed. Pray i actually fall asleep....
i said it before, i'll say it again (just because it looks that fantasmic). These two movies, look hot. to me. Street Kings, as Common puts it "straight nightmares". The Happening (M. Night fan or not), seems to run along the lines of Cell and The Mist as far as concept, both works by Stephen King. Because so many people are adverse to reading, I hope so hard that someone picks up Cell and turns it into a movie because the idea of it needs to be put into the heads of people everywhere. That book had me on the edge from page 1. Either way, investigate the two (and while your at it, go watch The Mist). Hit up comingsoon.net, check out some trailers, get involved. You wont be sorry.
P.S. - America did an incredible job on "Shutter". The only difference between the original and the American remake is that it was a little more...violent (as per america). The japanese version was based more in suspense. I loved it so... *claps* congratulations America. The 7th time's the charm (Grudge/2, Ring/2, The Eye, One Missed Call)
The advent of portable video games certainly added to the millions of ways kids goof off in class, but for one unlucky middle-schooler, his punishment was much worse than detention. A 12-year-old in Michigan felt the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in his pocket rapidly heat up, eventually burning through his pocket and melting to his skin. It's still unclear if it was the boy's fault for using the wrong battery or just a freak malfunction, but one thing is known: The disc in the PSP was popular driving game 'Burnout.'
Last August, Sony announced that it was recalling over 400,000 Cyber-shot cameras because of a potential defect that could lead to cuts or scratches. Apparently, the metal casing could warp and produce a jagged edge that could injure the user's hands, which allegedly happened to 30 people in Japan. Sure, it's hardly the most evil thing on this list but hey, hand cuts can hurt too!
all courtesy of Switched.com
I stuck with my traditional meal of choice, that I am SO glad they still have, the Oriental Chicken Rollup. Those stats? Serving Size: 1 meal (9 oz); Calories: 709, Total Fat: 25g, Carbs: 72g, Protein: 49g. carbs are higher by less than a gram...and w/the exception of needed protein, everything else is lower. I was quite full after my trip.
So if your looking to get background info before you hit up some restaurants and such, I recommend this website to everyone - The Daily Plate
Because personally, I just thought the cover was about ferocity/strength and grace/elegance. I am also a little taken aback that some people were willing to reach this far, and turn a simple magazine cover, into a something so extremely perverse. Feel free to entertain yourselves with the article in its entirety here. Some black people should be ashamed of this BS that they come up with. I am actually disgusted at the fact. By all means, please, provide me with your comments and opinions on such a view.
I really want to give a shout-out to one avid blog reader of mine. She's been reading forever and even takes the time to send me comments, ask questions & contribute. Thanks Laa. It's even more appreciated because you reached out despite us not being hella tight way back in the day. It means alot girl. I hope you find your writing niche; and i'm always around if u want an extra opinion ^_^
Ms. Leona Lewis
Her first US release 'bleeding love' is a great song, just brings you in it does. I look forward to her album drop. I will be getting my hands on it come April...her voice is up there with Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey.
Speaking of the MC herself
she has a new single out as well - Touch My Body. Who hasnt heard it? or at the least seen the video with the lovable geek in it. But are we really listening to this song? Lets look at a sample of the lyrics shall we? (From the bridge)
About this secret rendezvous
I will hunt you down"
For those of you that dont remember, she was the one that married Macaulay Culkin back in 1998. I found it creepy, yet skillful that she looks like that at 27 and looked like this
at 26. Thats her in the first Afterdark series, 2006. Why does she look like the teen that she played?
If anyone is feeling particularly generous right now, feel free to help me get either
Horrorfest 2006 or
Horrorfest 2007. that would be fabulous....
You are lost in cake hell.
As for me, I made my first grown-up decision. I changed my request for a Wii and the camera that i have SUCH an extreme desire for to a car. a nice used car. I even threw in both my birthday and christmas gifts for it. I was so proud of myself. That means i'll have my own method of getting to work or classes as needed. I'm so proud of myself for making such a decision with no help from my parents ^_^ And when it comes to parties or nights out, I can be like my buddy Jeremiah and just hop in the car and go, lol. I envy his mobility... (the next step is me saving to get a place away from here). Along similar lines, job interview! I'm very excited and anxious for it tomorrow. But i do look forward to it. I dont have high expectations, i'm not looking to be thrown into the job, but just to have an interview is nice. It helps boosts my spirits a bit.
I had a new sudden thought for a short story. Discussing our (matching) tattoos with my oldest BFF Karina, i had a vision of us getting out of a car, and the mere act of it revealing the tattoos on our thighs (which is now the location) through the split in our dresses. The story that spawned from that simple non-existent moment in time will be spectacular.
Absolutely unrelated to anything else, as i was riding home on the train today, I had a random thought of getting a bunch of my favourite flowers and it made me smile. Amidst my smile, i turned my head and happened upon another girl who seemed to go through the same process of sudden thought leading to momentary happiness (in its simplicity). I guess it was the poet or writer in me, but it felt to me like the two of us shared a moment that was just ours, despite how separate and unique they were.
- Development of self first.
- Room to grow, expand; desire for other to grow.
- Separate interests; other friends; maintain other meaningful relationships.
- Encouragement of each other's expanding; secure in own worth.
- Appropriate Trust (i.e. trusting partner to behave according to fundamental nature.)
- Compromise, negotiation or taking turns at leading. Problem solving together.
- Embracing of each other's individuality.
- Relationship deals with all aspects of reality.
- Self-care by both partners; emotional state not dependent on other's mood.
- Loving detachment (healthy concern about partner, while letting go.)
- Sex is free choice growing out of caring & friendship.
- Ability to enjoy being alone.
- Cycle of comfort and contentment.
- Obsession with relationship.
- Security, comfort in sameness; intensity of need seen as proof of love (may really be fear, insecurity, loneliness)
- Total involvement; limited social life; neglect old friends, interests.
- Preoccupation with other's behavior; fear of other changing.
- Jealousy; possessiveness; fear of competition; protects "supply."
- Power plays for control; blaming; passive or aggressive manipulation.
- Trying to change other to own image.
- Relationship is based on delusion and avoidance of the unpleasant.
- Expectation that one partner will fix and rescue the other.
- Fusion (being obsessed with each other's problems and feelings.)
- Pressure around sex due to insecurity, fear & need for immediate gratification.
- Unable to endure separation; clinging.
- Cycle of pain and despair.
An Open Letter From Mario To Nintendo
Written by Greg Lockwood
March 13th, 2008 ·
We’ve been in a business relationship for quite a while now, and to be honest, I never used to have any complaints about my job. I mean sure, my line of work has never really been considered “easy” by any means, but in the early days it just felt so much more… rewarding.
Do you get what I’m saying guys? I wasn’t too fond of chasing a huge ape up a series of ladders, but with that fine-ass Pauline waiting for me, I didn’t mind. Same thing with running around Mushroom Kingdom, I don’t mind taking out a few Koopas since I know Peach is going to be waiting for me. (”At another castle”…God that joke gets so old)
But recently, you have been forcing me to do shit that just isn’t in my job description. I remember the first time Shigeru called me up. “Yo Mario, wanna go to a party? How about 8 of them?” And of course I said yes. That’s because my idea of a party is knockin back a few cold ones with some buds, some drinking games with the ladies, and maybe Superbad. But no, you twisted fucks’ idea of a party is to have me and all the assholes I hate run around in circles for twenty minutes. That’s not a party, that’s a track and field meet. Which brings me to my next point.
Have you seen my waistline in the last few years? I would assume not, because you’ve got me playing more sports than Michael Jordan. What on God’s green Earth gives you the slightest thought that I would make a good soccer player? Have you seen how long a fucking soccer field is? It’s ridiculous. While we’re talking about ridiculous things, whose bright idea was it for me to compete in Olympic events against Sonic of all people? He was about to retire anyways, but no Nintendo, you just had to bring him back and have him compete against me in track events. What were you thinking? He runs so fast you can’t see his fucking feet.
Finally, as I’m sure you’re all well aware, for most of my life, the enemies I have faced have all been relatively tame, being dispatched with a simple jump or three at the most. Now you want to take me and make me battle to the death against a man with a gun? I can punch him, he can shoot fucking bullets at me! You’re all assholes, I hate you.
Die in a Fire,
Mario(brought to you by sea.man.ticks, courtesy of stumbleupon)
One day, Plato asked his teacher, "What is love? How can I find it?"
His teacher answered, "There is a vast wheat field in front. Walk forward without turning back, and pick only one stalk. If you find the most magnificent stalk, then you have found love."
Plato walked forward, and before long, he returned with empty hands, having picked nothing. His teacher asked, "Why did you not pick any stalk?" Plato answered, "Because I could only pick once, and yet I could not turn back. I did find the most magnificent stalk, but did not know if there were any better ones ahead, so I did not pick it. As I walked further, the stalks that I saw were not as good as the earlier one, so I did not pick any in the end.
His teacher then said, "And that is love."
On another day, Plato asked his teacher, "What is marriage? How can find it?"His teacher answered, "There is a thriving forest in front. Walk forward without turning back, and chop down only one tree. If you find the tallest tree, then you have found marriage." Plato walked forward, and before long, he returned with a tree. The tree was not thriving, and it was not tall either. It was an ordinary tree. His teacher asked, "Why did you chop down such an ordinary tree?"
Plato answered, "Because of my previous experience. I walked halfway through the forest, but returned with empty hands. This time, I saw this tree, and I felt that it was not bad, so I chopped it down and brought it back. I did not want to miss the opportunity."
His teacher then said, "And that is marriage."
(courtesy of msk)
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but dont quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Dont give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems far;
So stick to the fight when
you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that
you must not quit.
(courtesy of Black Voices)
Party one is right here
Party 2's follow up
I've never been more anxious to get into dresses. Those that know me know that i've never been one for dresses. But i think heels look much better outside of pants. ^_^
A Day in the Life of a Vegetarian
Scene: I’m in the kitchen at work heating up some leftover lo me with ginger sauce. A female coworker enters the room and strikes up a conversation about vegetarianism.
Coworker: “Do you eat tuna?”
Me: “No, I don’t eat meat.”
Coworker: “Oh, tuna is meat?”
Me: “Yup, anything that is an animal is meat”
Coworker: “Oh, I didn’t know that tuna were animals. What about fish?”
Me: [Blank stare.] “Um … tuna are fish.”
Coworker: “Really? I didn’t know what it was.”
Me: “Just because it says ‘Chicken of the Sea’ on the can doesn’t mean it’s chicken.”
Various ramblings about the tastiness of burgers and how I manage to avoid the “temptation” (cough) of meat.
Coworker: “I don’t really like bacon, though. Do you eat bacon?”
Me: [Blink. Blink.]
Me: “Um, no. Bacon is meat.”
Me: “Yeah. It comes from a pig. What did you think it was?”
Coworker: “I don’t know. Food?”
Me: “Uh, yeah. It’s meat. It’s from a pig. Pigs are animals.”
Coworker: “Oh, yeah, I know that.”
Me: “Um, ok … well, pigs are animals. Any part of the animal is meat: pigs feet, bacon, ham, whatever.”
Coworker: “Oh. So you don’t eat animals?”
Me: [Blank stare.]
...I'll leave that one up to my viewing public to decipher. I hope I didnt take away brain cells/IQ points by sharing this with you
Because they make me happy and mellow, and for some reason induce the most amazing degree of calmness.
- I'm not as caught up in video games as I once was
- Getting myself a new suit or sexy ass dress are of more importance than seeing the latest movie
- I actually want to work and be able to say I'm making my own money
- I'm falling for MAC...and how well it complements me
- As a result of 3 and 4, I find that I dress casual more often than 'down'
- My interests have changed. "Traditional" cartoons dont do it for me (obviously family guy/boondocks/simpsons do not fall into that category)
- Being healthy and in shape has become more of a part of life for me than the chore it once was
- Writing and photography have taken over my consciousness with some powerful force. I desire a camera even more now
- I cleaned out my buddy list/myspace and to a lesser degree, my facebook. I dont see the reason anymore in keeping people on simply to appease them
- I understand the difference between friends and acquaintances. My friends have definitely shown who they are in the last few months, especially when it came to all of the things that I had to deal with
- I'm slowly revealing my true feelings and opinions when addressed regarding such. Some people arent able to handle what they get, others are receiving quite well. That also makes it easy to pick who i talk to - side A gets the raw truth, side B gets made-for-tv disney
- I like that I dont rely on my phone as much anymore. I've lost the desire to be connected to everyone 24/7 and it makes me feel more mature for some reason. I still dont get that
- My parents each have a set of blinders that they choose to put on depending on what the situation is. I see it because it's getting more frequent. It makes me sad, but it reminds me of what my goals are.
- The call to be a vegetarian is insistent
- "The force is strong with this one."
Personally I am over. joyed. at the news of Usher's new album release. I'm a big fan of "love in the club." -
"Looks like Tameka couldn’t keep Usher on the short leash for too long. Usher’s new single “Love in This Club,” produced by Polow Da Don and featuring Young Jeezy is the #1 song in the country. And that’s after it jumped from #51 to the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That is crazy. I bet Usher is gushing. This will be Usher eighth #1 single in his career, which is pretty impressive...." All courtesy of ConcreteLoop, the rest of it is here
And just because I feel that it needs to be said.<------- WAY cuter
than them. -------> remember them?
thats just personal opinion
Of even bigger interest to me is the status of two ridiculously-good crooners, J. Holiday and Ne-Yo
"Washington, DC-bred R&B crooner J. Holiday was arrested on Thursday Feb. 21 and charged with drug possession." where at the same time (roughly), "The Grammy-winning Ne-Yo was jailed on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and charged with reckless driving and for not having a valid driver's license. Cops allege that the platinum-selling singer (real name Shaffer Smith) was driving over 100 miles per hour in his 2006 Range Rover in
What is going on in the music world today?