Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pause On The Blog - TD

Hey guys,

With work, wedding planning and other personal drama, I can't blog for awhile--probably not until late summer. I'm sorry--I know you'll miss my sarcastic wit. LOL. But I will try to circle around to my favorite blogs by Smarty, Nadja, Diva's Thoughts, 12Kyle, Demon Hunter et al. Plus Sassy, Grown Woman and Tilshop are more than welcome to increase their posting. (hint hint).

But I shall see you in the blog world chicas and chicos! Luv ya!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Joker Of The Week Nods

Hola bloggers,

Well, we've got an interesting list this week. Happy voting!

BeBe Winans - For being arrested for domestic violence yesterday. BeBe! How many wanna bet Oprah won't be asking him to sing on her show any time soon after this one?

Lil' Kim - For shouting out her prison buddies on Dancing With the Stars. Demonstrating yet again, that you can pay for school but you can't buy class.

Michael Steele - For apologizing to Rush Limbaugh (of all people) for offending the "great one" when he called Limbaugh's stance "ugly" and "incendiary" on D.L. Hughley Breaks the News. Man up Steele. You were right to call him that and to say that he was not the de facto leader of the republican party. But by turning around and bowing and scraping when Limbaugh went off on you, you kind of made it look like Limbaugh IS the leader. You are not off to an auspicious start as the head of the RNC.

Bernard Madoff - For stealing billions from people and pleading guilty yesterday to multiple counts of securities fraud. I hope he gets 150 years. That kind of callous greed is a disgrace and unconscionable.
Joaquin Phoenix - For allegedly quitting acting, becoming a rapper, performing, jumping off stage to confront a heckler and then being removed by security in Miami. Oh Emperor, how you have fallen.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Random Tidbits

Interesting quotes:

Donald Trump (on Rihanna) - “She better get the hell out. If she goes back, she’s a loser and she doesn’t deserve to have any future success.” Dang Donald. You don't need to curse her.

Lil' Kim (before dancing on DWTS last night) - "This is for everyone in Rikers Island!" I am so mad she dedicated her dance to her cell block. I'm all for keepin' it real, but....

No They Did Not!

From WUSA 9 News:

"A Southern Maryland woman was seriously injured in a mishap involving a sex toy over the weekend.

The case was first reported on BayNet.com, and Saint Mary's county public safety sources confirm the information to 9NEWS NOW.

The accident was reported to local fire and rescue personnel about 1:30 a.m. on March 7, from an address on Rogers Drive. The man who made the 911 call said he had placed a sex toy over a saber saw blade, and then used the power tool on his partner, but the blade cut through the sex toy and injured the woman.

The victim, a 27-year-old woman, was reportedly injured and bleeding. She was flown to Prince George's hospital center by Maryland State Police. County law enforcement officials who were familiar with the media report about this case said although they were not initially called to investigate the incident, they would likely follow up to determine it was just an accident and involved consentual behavior.

I'm all for spicing up the boudoir but a saw blade?? Seriously?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009



This past summer, I heard the most powerful sermon. The preacher was discussing how we allow our fears to hold us back and instead, we need to ask ourselves "what would I do if I knew I wouldn't fail"? It was so powerful and I've been asking myself that question ever since.
As I child, I loved to read books and write stories. I always dreamed of becoming a writer but convinced myself that success as a writer was too "speculative" and perhaps, I should try something "safe". But, now at 32, I'm finally ready to step out of my comfort zone and follow my dream. If I knew I wouldn't fail, I would become a writer. SO, obviously that's my passion and I'm following it. I still have some unanswered questions....like what am I going to write about? should I write a novel or articles? Hey, I don't have all of the answers but it'll be a fun ride... and I may even write about it!!!

So, what's the one thing you would do if you knew you wouldn't fail?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009




What changes have you made in light of the recession?

I don't think there is anyone out here who isn't affected in some way by this recession. So, I'm looking for helpful "tips" for surviving in these difficult financial times. I know for one, I'm learning to budget more wisely and to ask whether I need to buy an item or simply "want" it. The biggest change I've made is I am not as wasteful with my wardrobe and therefore I actually WEAR what is in my closet!!! Pre-recession, I used any and every excuse to purchase a new outfit. Now, I actually go into my closet and find cute things to wear for different occasions.
I'm also buying (gulp) non-brand products where possible. I was in Target the other day and saved a rack of money by buying the Target brand of items such as trash bags, paper towels, liquid soap, etc.

How about you?


Ok, since the whole world is talking about the Chrianna reconciliation, I suppose I should chime in also. I heard on the radio this morning that Rhianna's fans were upset that she has chosen to reunite with Chris and that many speculate that her image will be damaged. After news broke about the alleged beating from Brown, the media penned Rhianna as the "face of domestic violence" and probably had already written her upcoming PSA's. Therefore, many people are disappointed by her decision to reunite with him. Some say that if he whips her again, she deserves it. That's ridiculous to me. I personally believe that "we" are being too hard on her. Before you fall out of your chair, I am not condoning violence against women nor am I "excited" that she decided to forgive him. BUT, I do believe that it is unfair to expect a 21 year old to walk away from an abusive relationship with ease when millions of women are unable to do so. The only difference between Rhianna and other battered women is that she's famous. Perhaps, we should stop thinking of "celebrities" as super humans and realize that they have the same fears, insecurities and issues as the rest of us. The good thing about the Chrianna situation coming to light is that perhaps people will stop believing that only poor or ugly women stay in abusive relationships. Obviously, there is a deeper issue here. Perhaps, Rhianna witnessed abuse as a child. Maybe she never felt loved. She may never have been taught about a healthy relationship.
Or, like many women out here, maybe she simply feels that he'll change THIS TIME.

Prayerfully, she'll emerge from this situation as a stronger person. And, can look back years from now and realize that at 31, she would not make the same decision.


As an attorney, I understand that whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing BUT I'm just not ready to see CBreezy chillin' in Miami cheesing as if we didn't all see Rhi-Rhi's bruises last week on TMZ. Who is his publicist? He/she needs to be fired! This is not the first image people need to see of an "alleged" batterer who is seeking pastoral counseling and in anger management.
I'm just not ready......