Sunday, December 21, 2008

Get Cold-Weather Fly!!






Being down bottom, I can't get winter fly like I used to when I ran the streets of the Midwest! It just doesn't fly down here in Florida... but that's not a complaint, mind you! I have to admit that I miss how you can put an outfit together and rock out, even though you're covered up! Don't we love accessorizing with scarves, gloves, booties and knee-length boots? Leg warmers and leathers??How do you get winter fly??

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Is Paying for WATER like paying for AIR??





I was one of the millions of us who got caught up in the big bottled water craze that spread like wildfire years ago... yet we've learned in recent years that the water that comes out of our faucets has more has better restrictions on what goes in it than what we're gulping down from Aquafina, Dasani, etc!! If you were like me, you thought you were getting better water, right? NOT!!

Most of these jokers are getting their water from the same source!! I read up on this and found out some pretty disturbing things.

Check out this website and spread the word... join me in walking away from this craziness:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Start a Tradition With Your Family.... KWANZAA!





What do you all do with your family during the holidays?? Any good recipes to share? I can't wait to start my own and do all kinds of warm acitivites together... unfortunately that's missing in my life.


In the meantime, all you lucky people with big (or small) families full of love and strength let me in on how I can start traditions that can bring mine closer together! Thanks in advance!

Enjoy the Holidays!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's Been Awhile!

Hello Everybody! I have been TOO swamped with finals, but thank god they are over! Another semester is complete! I have 3 more 8 week periods and then I am DONE! Yes, I will have completed my BA in Sociology... I just changed it over from Psychology... I can't make up my mind... AND I re-enlisted in the Army for another 6 years... I'm sort of happy about that, but more excited that I'm going to Italy. I have a NATO assignment, that should be really interesting.... Well, I hope all is well with you and yours. Enjoy the season!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Life Is A Bitch!

I really hate to be negative, but this whole being grown thing is not all it's cracked up to be. Coming into my own has been a series of lessons, hardships and pains... Now on the positive side, having the freedom to do what I want to do when I want to do it is a blessing, but there is only so much that can be done when your money is funny.. which brings me to what I REALLY want to vent about.. what career move should I take?

I've been in the military for the past 8 years. I am a SGT who is trying to make that next rank (and pretty close to it I may add.) but as the years have went by, I 've realized that this is NOT what I REALLY want to do with my life. But it's hard to walk away from something that you're comfortable with. It seems to almost be like a marriage, even though I've never been. It's a sure thing, I know it through and through, and it will be with me for the rest of my life if things go as they have been.

But again like I've said, there are other things that I would love to do... I want to express my creative side more. I get the most joy our of beautifying things. Be it makeup artistry, doing hair, interior design or fashion. I love it, love it, love it.


But I am more of an introvert and these careers require quite a bit of networking. I try to use the cosmos (for all my astrology fans out there!) to help me with the necessary skills that I lack, but it can be daunting at times... which is how I'm feeling today.

There is a Jupiter-Saturn connection that brings maturity and a proper sense of proportion for making a big plan that can be effectively executed. Jupiter is about optimism and Saturn is about reality and both are in earth signs (practicality) which are providing a good framework for advancing my career or taking on a major project...

So I say to myself, you've got to use this time to figure out what your next career move is going to be, and what direction are you trying to go in?

I'm so tired of feeling like if I don't spread my wings now I'll live in regret, but then I feel insecure about walking away from something that can be a better things in the long run.

So what do you men and ladies think? I need your help. I'm leaning more towards staying in the Army, I can knock out 10 more years and then really get into what I'd rather do later on.... but I do want kids and a family and it will be SO hard trying to juggle both of those at the same time. So please ket me know how you would handle this situation.... Thanks.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I AM SO HAPPY....





Hello everybody. I am so touched and so inspired and so much in awe of what just happened tonight. My country, the country that once denied my ancestors their civil rights... has made an exception to the rule..

This hole will break open until there are no more holes and everything will be completely together. All playing fields will be level, all things will be balanced. This is perfection..... We have a long way to go, it ain't quite right yet, but this is a definite milestone that I am quite proud to have witnessed.

I spent an hour at work just crying in the bathroom. I had to get myself together.

It's funny I was thinking to myself as I walked back to my desk that I just blew all the flu shot I got earlier out of my nose. Lol. (The nasal spray vaccine)

Anyway, I don't care about that visual you just had of me, lol. I'm just happy to live in a time where things like this can happen. Even as a woman, I am honored as well. I feel proud to be in the military too, I used to keep that on the hush but now it's whatever. Hopefully he'll keep us out of the sandbox so I can go ahead and knock this retirement out!

But y'all, this is SUCH a beautiful thing and I am SO happy and thankful to the most high and appreciative to everyone that went out a voted.

God Bless You all and God Bless America!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

They're After The Kids, one of the MAIN REASONS I Can't Stay in Florida!



The Jackson County School Board has taken action against a teacher who apparently made racial commentary on presidential candidate Barack Obama. According to parents and students in Greg Howard’s seventh-grade social studies class, Howard on Friday, Sept. 26 asked the class a question regarding Obama’s call for change, and proceeded to write out what the letters C-H-A-N-G-E stood for. “She told me that he wrote on the board ‘Can You Help A (expletive) Get Elected, and then laughed about it,” said Shelia Christian, a mother of one of Howard’s students. Jackson County Superintendent Danny Sims said that description of this incident was “pretty accurate.” Sims said Howard apparently repeated the action in more than one class, having made the comment in “a couple of periods.” According to a news release from the school board, Howard was suspended with pay on Monday, Sept. 29.


Jackson County is near the Alabama and Georgia Border, in North Florida. Reportedly the largest KKK Population in the US is in that area...

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?!


Unfortunately the link I tried to make of this picture isn't working, but you get the message... so let's make this happen!! Get there!! What are you waiting for?!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

KLS... Git It Gurl!!

I have to show love to my girl Kimora, she is what I aspire to be one day: Tall, Rich and about her Business...

(I'm already beautiful, ha!)


















OMG!

video




....Just Utter and Complete Embarrassment. Dang.

Sensitive Skin Beauty






When I was going through my "growing pains" as I like to recall them, my skin began to act UP. I'm talking eczema, allergies, and this was in the late 90's when all the body sprays and lotions became popular, but poor me I couldn't wear them!! Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works were not popping for me... I felt very unpretty and unsmell-goody at times... but now I am re-claiming my beauty... I'm always smelling delicious and I wanted to share one of my all-time favorite places to shop, The Body Shop, not to be confused with the low-end clothing store of the same name, no. I'm talking the pioneered-by-a-woman company that helps other women globally by investing them providing the natural yields of the earth (such as shea nuts from local tribes in Africa) to put into their products. It's all organic baby, and I love it. Just what my skin can handle...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Do You Have A Side Hustle?


... I'm trying to find legal, creative ways to get paid... Applying synthetic eyelashes is going to be my next big hustle... Get your own idea!!! Lol, but honestly, the eyes are the most expressive and appealing part of the face, IMHO, and if you bring them out with the right lashes.. you won't even need to wear makeup! I do it often and it's great! (Btw, don't go to MAC and get them done, I hear they come off after a few days!)If you're in the Tampa/Clearwater/St.Pete Area, drop me a line, I'll have you batting them bad boys all day long! ..I'd add pictures of myself on here, but I'm at work, so I'll have to follow up later.

I HATE YOU FOREVER, AND LOVE TOO!!!


You know... I've never had so many feelings of joy, feelings of shame and ridicule... of just pure HURT from ANYONE the way that I had it yesterday!!
I put myself in a position for said person to talk SO reckless to me.... to tell me things that hurt my heart and even my soul SO badly I can't believe I'm able to express this right now without breaking into tears....

I tried to make things right with someone who had no intentions of forgiving me. Months ago I made a silly move from insecurity. Then I confessed. Silly Silly Silly Me.... I have been putting myself through hell since then, for the majority of this year, everything happend around Feb/Mar...

Th end of '07 and beginning of '08 was tasting so sweet... I just knew this year was going to be all of that.. and then all of a sudden those old feelings of being taken for granted and not receiving what I was putting into the relationship rose again. Am I too emotional? I told myself no, you're not trippin', and so this time I did me.... and went a bit further than I usually do. We had issues similar to this before. We got over them (I guess) and eventually things faded over time, we lost touch... I expressed my dislikes before I did what I did then, but I wasn't convinced even afterwards, looking back. I should've just left him alone.

But then he found me. On MySpace. I didn't even do MySpace but something was telling me to get a page.... I really should've just kept doing me and kept it friendly. Especially since I haven't got anywhere, I have made NO progress since then. What a shame. Our relationship would go up and then it would go right back down. I felt like he didn't like me as a person. Like I was so fucked up for treating someone who had shown me more love than my own damn father.... like I did. But I didn't feel like he did enough. I wasn't receiving as much as I thought I should have. And I still don't. So things fell apart.

I hate him now. I found out so many things that I didn't want to kow that were way worse than what I've ever even thought about! And my mind wanders!!

.....What's funny is that we're very similar. I get where he's coming from... I couldn't ever trust him again after what I "thought" was going on when we were in Germany and then what I found out to be true recently. SO why should I want him to do those things for me?

Because I'm worth it goddamnit.

And if this person won't ever see me the same without some sort of divine intervention, then so be it. I refuse to keep going through the ringer.

I have too many other things that I have to do. Goodbye You.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New World Order??

I am so frustrated with this recession... I just heard when I came into work tonight that Washington Mutual folded and was bought out by JP Morgan & Chase...that is SCARY to say the least... and the stagnation of our two presidential candidates! This debate MUST occur, substantial feedback is very necessary, especially with November 4th right around the corner! They need to get asked some REAL questions by REAL people.... It just amazes me to see how our country is heading towards... what some have called the New World Order. Many of you have heard of it, and so have I, but trust me when I tell you that it's definitely unfolding before our eyes!!! If we don't wake up and start paying attnetion to what's going on around us, we will definitely be stuck in this society and won't even know what has hit us... the sad thing is I really don't have much of an idea on how we can make a difference in spite of the inevitable,.. I have a good friend who has the most beautiful mind... and his ideology is growing to where he will counter the oncoming, in a way that is good for people of color, and the common person who does not have any say so in the fate of our nation and planet... what we must do in the meantime is educate ourselves and become more marketable so that whe they start closing out these businesses and credit files, we will have some wits and experience about ourselves to support our families and our lifestyles... I shouldn't be afraid to get out of the Army right now but I have to be honest, I am. I don't know what things will be like in a year but I would just feel better if I stayed in and did the long haul. In between now and then I will have come up with something that will make my future easier and brighter, I don't have anyone else to depend on, and the government cannot be fucked with at the end of the day, so... I guess I'll have to do what I have to do even if I don't agree with it. Let's just hope that thins get better for a while before they get worse.... 2012 y'all. I'll hip y'all to that next time. In the meantime, look at the New World Order, the book of Daniel and Revelations, and what the hell is going on right outside of your front door!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Pierre Hardy!!






















I'm not getting paid to advertise for this fool, lol, but I had to showcase a few of his creations because they are just... electric. Hope you like!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thoughts.

I thought that if I began to let my words flow freely every time I come here to share and express with whomever is out there... that I will generate the feedback and visits that I desire because... I feel like I'm talking to myself!! Where are my fellow bloggers?? (Sigh) I'll just have to figure out a way to get into the right circles and then the networking can commence... In the meantime, I'm going to start my own business, y'all. I'll give you the details later, wish me luck!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Bust of Who? Michelle Obama?






What in the world??? I mean, the bride of frankenstein hair, the african pride pick w/ the oxymoronic seal of the US on it, the flag scarification/tattoo on her chest... and then having her breasts are exposed?! Has any potential first lady ever been negatively portrayed in this way?? ... What is wrong with this white man?? Some guy named Daniel Edwards created this... its titled "Michelle Obama's Makeover for America", & will go on display at New York's Leo Kesting Gallery at the start of October 2008. Unbelievable.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Things that make you go hmmmmm......


I thought it'd be a great idea to generate some discussion by having a monthly post of things that are questionable to most, or maybe just me... feel free to leave a comment either way!!!

Why is it that most wars are in the name of religion, but yet its morally wrong to kill in all religious doctrine?

Why are we so influenced by what we see on tv? We know it's fake!!

Why isn't lyrical content really weighed in hip hop, as far as its effects on the majority of its listeners??

Why are people being force-fed a new drug on every other commercial?? ANd why is there always a "z" or a "v" in its name??

Why is a sexy, good-looking, successful, trustworthy BLACK man so hard to find???

When am I going to win the lottery?? =)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

L-O-V-E

When it finds you, you know it.... It hits you harder than a bag of bricks! There's nothing you can do to make it go away when it hurts so bad. No medicine, except for the person that caused you the pain..... I hate love right now.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Money


...stays on my mind! I have to admit, my hustle game is not up to standard, but it's definitely in progress! I'm thinking about money more than anything lately, it's my security blanket, my man, my best friend..... Forget about people, all I need is money. I'm so internally self-sufficient that I can go without the relationships that I've been missing in my life.... if they happen, great, if not, I'm cool too. I like my own company, thank you. I'll go anywhere by myself, joke to myself even, whatever, it's nothing, lol. Some things are better with people, but I'm not going to continue to surround myself with leeches and lames... Anyway, now back to the money!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The END Is Nigh


We've been told time and again through our respective religions that the Rapture is coming! Watch Out! We will be judged in the end! Repent!! If you're like me and you don't go to church, but you are interested in the fate of this planet and its people, (which you should be , because where else are you going to go if some shit goes down??) ...you may have stumbled upon or researched some unconventional information such as the Mayan Prophecy of 2012.... I've read many books in my lifetime, I looove researching conspiracy theories... but this book touched me and frightened me so much: arbara Hand Clow's "The Mayan Code: Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind." In it, she breaks down the time scale and what will happen during each age... every year was broken down from the beginning of time, according to their civilization, and research has proved their prophecies to be true!! For instance, they predicted the coming of the white man in the 16th century... the Industrial Age and the Information Age that we are now in.... something else that was eery to me were the similarities of the Mayan peoples to the Egyptians, from not only the pyramids, but their burials and high appreciation for mathematics and science.... unfortunately we'd have a lot more information on what they were forewarning us about and how they came up with the information that they did if it weren't for filthy ass Europeans coming and destroying everything..... I mean, it angers and saddens me at the same time.... because what were they trying to hide?? Not to write a novel here but, they wanted to control those people and in order to do that you must break one all the way down so that you can build them back up into what YOU want them to be... but if it's not to help them, if it's not for the better of the whole... but for greed and lust and other selfish desires.... then you're NEGATIVE. i.e, DEVILISH, inhumane and light is always shed on that! (More on that later) ... I understand that everyone cannot be 100% positive. Positivity wouldn't even exist without negativity..... Just like there wouldn't be a need for a savior if we didn't have the devil... so one cannot exist without the other... just like a yin yang... they are both NECESSARY for survival. Think about that. Figure out what you are and what you need to be doing to create BALANCE in your life....

Thursday, September 4, 2008

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stay In or GET OUT???

So I'm REALLY thinking about getting out the Army soon, I swear I change my mind every other day... one of the main reasons I'm against it is that I don't want to have to alter my lifestyle and struggle... or be making it but not having enough excess... the economy hasn't been looking or acting at its best lately.... I have to be able to indulge... to shop and add a little luxury or splurge. At least once a week, something. It's bad, but it's about what I want right now since I'm not married (YET) nor do I have children (YET) Both of which scare me, but anyway... In the meantime I'm working on my money management and also how to get more of it so that if I do go ahead and get out, I'll still be able to do me like the Army has been, and eventually better of course. I just don't have a lot of patience and being that school will take about a rough 10 more years to complete (ya girl is going for her doctorate, it's not a game!!!!) I say to myself, well you can be damn near retired in that same amount of time without having to do anything major... plus you can go back to Germany and have a business on the side!!! I just don't know y'all. Please give me some feedback. Most people are telling me to stay in, but my heart is telling me something different. My mind is on the fence like security (staying in) vs. opportunity (getting out).

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cute Work Out Fits...



Michael Kors, one of my favorite designers....






















When I used to work at Macy's, I was over the Michael Kors, Alfani, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, and Liz Claiborne areas... I was a little salty that I was in "Women's Wear" instead of the "THISISIT" department, but I came to appreciate Micahel Kors and so I wanted to share a few bags and other things I liked from his web site because not too many people are up on him yet. Hope you like...