Thursday, January 28, 2010
I don't even know where to begin with this. It features Nicki Minaj and I am yet to discover the appeal of this "rapper" Besides her elementary lyrics and bobble-head like movements, the girl doesn't seem to be doing much. It seems as though she is trying to play innocent sexy doll, but all that she emotes is confused and robotic.
Anywho, the whole thing looks like a skanky Target commercial and though I wanna say Mariah Carey should know better, hey, I understand....she's trying to remain relevant. It's unfortunate relevancy in today's music seems to require a lot less talent.
I won't lie, though. Mariah stays in shape. She's rocking those minis and skin tight dresses like nobody's business!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I will tell you, I only decided to watch the show because Mehcad Brooks is in it and homeboy is so fione.
He may be better known from True Blood as Eggs or from Desperate Housewives as the son in the only black family on Wisteria Lane(why they had to be crazy as hell, I still don't understand) Mehcad is a gorgeous man and a truly talented actor, whom I can't wait to see him from. Unfortunately, he didn't show up on The Deep End until about 3/4ths of the way through the pilot episode and he received-at most 45 seconds of screen time. Womp.
I hope next week his character is utilized fully and that the writers make him a dynamically fascinating character, because the show isn't that great to begin with, and I don't know if Mehcad can carry the show all by his beautiful self.
Are you thinking WTF yet?
There was more, but at that point, I was thinking to myself that this movie couldn't be real. It must have been some fake wiki page that somebody made up. Who would come up with such an utterly ridiculous movie plot?
Of course I had to find out more about this movie; lo and behold there's a trailer for this mess:
Are they serious? I absolutely cannot believe this is a real movie!! How low can Marques Houston fall? Supernatural dance powers? WTF?!
Note: I know it says coming out in 2009, but this movie definitely has not been released yet. Could it be shame that is keeping production from releasing this film? I hope so.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
As much as I'm still upset with Bush and his shiteous job as President, I am glad he has joined with my 2nd favorite President to raise funds towards the relief. Check the video and the click here to get more information and donate.
I’ve seen him in Beyond the Break and cozying up with Alexis Bledel on Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and I must say: he is making Grey’s Anatomy seem tolerable again. I wonder what his nickname is…McSexy maybe, ooh or McFineness…ok ok I don’t know what his name/nickname on the show is, but McDamnYouLookGood almost made me start watching the show again.
But then the screen went to someone whining about their life choices or some doctor-couple who don’t go together(Christina & that soldier/doctor dude) discussing their relationship in the workplace(totally unprofessional)—and I had to change to Parks and Recreation.
Sigh. Jesse Williams really is good looking though.
Haiti is a incredibly poor country and this earthquake has precipitated the crippling of its infrastructure and economy. But I believe in all tragic circumstances, God provides us with hope and mercy. As a worldwide spotlight has been shown on this small country that occupies half of an island, one can hope that some good will come of this tragedy that could have happened to any of us.
As people begin to research ways they can help the people of Haiti, they will stumble upon organizations that have claimed to help Haiti for decades. But what relief could these organizations truly have brought if the country has remained virtually unchanged these past years?
With news coverage at such a high in Haiti, I hope people will begin to demand to see proof of aid that many organizations claim to bring to impoverished nations.
Additionally, the issue of adoption has become a widely discussed topic. I believe--and hope--that in the next few months to years, we see an increase in the adoption of Haitian children.
This earthquake shook the infrastructure and removed what little stability was left of a nation. With the spotlight now focused on this amazing country with a rich heritage and history, hopefully, we can globally work to rebuild and strengthen the country.
Sigh. These college breaks end so quickly.
Anyway, I'm really excited about putting my hair in a frohawk and at one time, was seriously considering shaving the sides. Dramatic, I know...but that's just how I feel about my hair right now.
My hair(as gorgeous as it is) has begun to bore me. I would love to chop it all off and go blond à la Amber Rose, but too many people have cautioned me against it. *Sigh* and since I'm still trying to get a job, I guess I'll save that for another life crisis.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Yummm....Channing Tatum. I'm glad that Amanda Seyfried is getting some lead parts too. She's such an enjoyable actress to watch. I will def be watching this movie...can't wait til Feb 5th :)
What it turned out to be was a recruiting session in which successful members of this business, Meleluca, tried to sell to everyday people, me, a "opportunity" to make money without doing much. It was my first time dealing with these multi-level marketing businesses and I must say, I was a little put off.
My friend who invited me was actually great and didn't try and push me at all; however, the same could not be said about the other recruiters there. At one point, a lady led me to a contract, put a pen in my hand, and held my hand to the paper saying "Go ahead. It just makes sense."
"Umm no. This pushy sales pitch makes no sense at all", I thought.
I absolutely did not sign up to this company, and although I would have liked to purchase a few things just to help my friend out, Melaleuca requires that you make a minimum $60 purchase monthly. And I certainly don't have money to put down on random purchases.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
The acting, stellar. The visual effects, stunning. The action, gut wrenching. The plot, predictable. But that was OK because everything else seemed to make up for it.
I loved the gorgeous landscape of Pandora, the planet where the 12 feet tall Na'vi people live. The grass lit up with every step a character took and who hasn't heard about the infamous floating mountains?
Avatar is the story of an injured Marine, transformed into a giant blue alien avatar and sent to a distant planet where he is embroiled in a fight between aliens and humans over natural resources.
It is one of the most expensive movies ever made costing $237 million to make and another $150 million to market. Nonetheless, it continues to bring in revenue both stateside and overseas, it's even close enough to have a chance at breaking Titanic's record as the highest grossing movie of all time!
If you know the story of Pocahontas or Dances With The Wolves, it's a pretty predictable movie plot, but that's not really why I went to see it. I heard the visual effects were amazing and the people didn't lie! I was truly amazed. I saw it in 3D and I could have done without the additional $3.50 technology fee AKA the 3D glasses. I feel like it would have been just as breathtaking in regular 2D. To be honest, the 3D gave me a raging headache and I was a
I would highly recommend this film!! You will be touched by the characters, and if not them, then surely experiencing the gorgeous land of Pandora atop a soaring alien bird, will entice you.
Friday, January 8, 2010
7. Shaved Heads
You've heard me rant about this before. Too many celebrities trying to rock a look that just was never cute. No girl looks good with half their head shaved...either shave the whole thing off or keep it. But please, not this mess:
Let's leave it in 2009.
6. Facebook Updates
Dang facebook! Can you stop upgrading every 10 minutes?! News Feeds, Status Updates, I Like.... In 2009, this social media site underwent a complete face lift. Not all were fans of the changes and hundreds of Facebook groups emerged expressing their frustration with the changes. With its new look, Facebook has taken on a new personality as well. Be careful what you say there because nowadays everybody from your mother to your boss to you stalker ex-boyfriend can find your photo comments and status updates.
5. Black Celebrity Scandal
Chris "BeatHerDown" Brown. Michael Jackson's death, the charges of manslaughter brought against his doctor, the question of paternity of his children, and his whole screwed up family(why do the Jackson 4 now have a reality show?). Kanye "Yo Taylor, Imma Let You Finish..." West. Tiger Woods, how many whores did you cheat on your wife with?!
Basically, black celebrities need to get their mess together and hold it down in 2010. Hmm..funny they're all men...
4. Teen Vampires
Yuck. I'm so sick of pale white dudes being considered sexy. Edward seems like such a creep and Bella is such a whack female lead. She's boring, dull, average-looking, uninspiring, and quite frankly, she doesn't deserve the vampire or the werewolf.
This whole franchise just needs to come to an end, because all this teen love is so played out.
3. Swine Flu
Please people enough with the swine flu epidemic. Public health officials have instilled enough fear in us about how the H1N1 was an "imminent" global epidemic and how we were all going to catch the swine flu and die without a vaccine. The media just added fuel to the fear-flame with their wildly inconsistent coverage of cases and the severity of the situation.
Beyonce with her sequined leotard in the "Single Ladies" video seemed to wear that leotard all year long. This revealing trend exploded through the year and somehow, the the leotards seemed to get shorter. Celebrities began wearing them in their videos...and then all of a sudden on the streets! Madonna, Gaga, Ciara, Britney....
However, I knew the moment I saw a pudgy girl in the club with her own pleather version of a studded leotard, that this style had gone too far.
Everyone but ballet dancers need to put away these one pieces. Leotards are NOT pants. They are NOT even a bathing suit and you are NOT on the beach. Stop walking around like it's OK!
1. Job Losses
The U.S. economy really needs to pull it together this year. Enough Americans have lost their jobs, and with an unemployment rate of 10%, it's getting a little ridiculous. The economy has lost 7.2 million jobs since the start of 2008. Losses for 2009 alone came to 4.2 million jobs, the most in one year since the government started tracking payrolls in 1939!!
We need recovery ASAP!
Who is this Ester Dean that she's rollin with all these celebrities. Peep Nelly, Keri Hilson, Soulja Boy.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
They said because of budget cuts, people just had to be let go....so sad.
The work this Victim Services Agency does is so important to the community, which is why it is incredibly hard to hear that people within the organization are suffering.
It's just so upsetting that the economy is still in such a pitiful state. I don't even know how I'm supposed to get a job when I'm competing against people like these two wonderful women with years of experience. I guess it's just by the grace of God that I will find something. All I can do is thank God for the job I do have and and continue my search for another.
George Bush really screwed us all over.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
We had our first transgendered client(or so I thought) in to get his hair done in our signature twists. It is Atlanta, so I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner.
Each stylist and client seemed to have a different reaction to the guy. Some were curious, others tried futilely to hide averse feelings. I for one was quite curious because I couldn't help wondering why this guy doing a girl's hairdo had a mustache and beard.
Man by day, woman by night, perhaps?
Having booked his appointment, I was expecting a he/she to walk in very flamboyant and ready to be kinkified(b/c our hairdos are kinky and sexy); however he had a low-key demeanor and actually seemed a bit nervous. I guess it must always be a tough situation when you, as a man, go into a salon to get your hair done.
But anyway, after awhile, I realized that he was not doing the style I thought--he was getting extensions for a mohawk. So I guess he wasn't transgendered....?
They have me doing busy-work. You know, nothing very stimulating, but enough to hopefully distract you for a couple of hours. However, I have fallen asleep twice already!
Luckily, someone brought in homemade cupcakes. Yummm! I grabbed one without even thinking about it and before remebering that I still have 20 pounds to lose, I had taken two bites.
Why can't cupcakes, cookies, and french fries keep you thin, while lima beans, whole grains, and skim milk make you fat?
I ended up only eating half of the cupcake and I threw the other half away.
Back to work...morning nap # 3
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
So far so good.
I have been keeping to my new years resolution(knock on wood) and I am looking forward to seeing positive results.
This year I am believing in positive thinking and expecting good things to happen.
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort". ~Herm Albright
We discuss the guy for awhile, then I wonder to myself, "Wait a minute. Are you two even in a relationship?" Of course, I don't ask that out loud because I already know the answer: "No, we're just friends." Then why the hell are we even having this conversation?!
Sure, having a friend with benefits makes "getting some" a lot more convenient. It seems simple enough. A guy and girl agree to have casual sex while maintaining a friendship status, thus relieving both parties from any expectations or disappointments.
Friends with benefits. Jumpoffs. F*** Buddies. It has a lot of names but one definition. Basically, it's sex. Plain and simple, with no strings attached. Unfortunately, it seems, there are always strings attached.
I've never been in a FWB relationship so I can speak with absolutely no personal experience. But lucky for us, this is my blog so I can write about whatever I damn please. So I'm writing about a subject I've been hearing about a lot lately. Many women believe having FWBs is actually empowering and gives them control over the entire relationship; however, FWBs is a devaluing relationship that confuses the line of true friendship and makes it incredibly difficult for women to engage in future positive healthy romantic relationships.
It seems women are always looking for a sense of control when it comes to guys. They want to hold something over the guy. In an attempt not to get hurt or look like a fool, or invest themselves fully in another person, they enter into a FWBs relationship. However, the relationship does far more harm than good.
FWBs completely erodes at the definition of friendship. Friendship is mainly based on open communication. A FWB relationship completely lacks that. The communication channels are completely shut down and you usually end up talking to your friends about things you can't talk about with your "Friend" with Benefits.
Under the disguise of friendship, you begin to over analyze every single conversation, action, and detail with the person. The guy and the friendship just becomes added stress. Friendship begins to lose its meaning and value, and the relationship lacks any sort of romantic component--emotional intimacy has to be kept in check at all times.
So why is he a "friend". I'd like to argue that he's not, in fact he's just a guy you have sex with. If the two of you were friends before, you're sure as hell not friends anymore. Just two people having sex. How dirty does that sound? I guess we just like to put pretty titles to things that, when you look closer, are actually pretty ugly.
Women continue to fall into this FWB trap. Sure, it might turn into more--a real relationship--or both parties could be honest with each other and both truly only want sex from each other, but most of the times it's just us settling. And why settle for a bus ride, when you know you should be driving a Lexus?
So amusing! I wonder, how glad is Naturi Naughton that she
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The teachers and school is being sued by the parents who are upset that their child is failing after having missed too many classes.
The Aussies have the right idea! HILARIOUS!!! I'm sure many more teachers wish this was their school's message.
My favorite part: "If you want to hear this message in another language, move to a country that speaks it" WOW!
I don't know if this for real, but it definitely brighten my morning.
Friday, January 1, 2010
So I just finished applying to one job. Why did it take two hours?!! My goodness, Cover letters, resumes, writing samples, references...it seems simple until you have to personalize it for the job! Wheww! This two job apps a day thing might get pretty old pretty quick.
Unto the second one!