Archives for September 2015

So family I haven’t posted due to technical difficulties. And a little bit of operator error. LOL So because of that you will have the post from last week and this week.

Hey family!! Well I finally made it back to Connecticut. I’m soo excited to be here for two reasons. Well the first is that I get to see my friends and family. The second is that I get to finish my dance lessons.

For those that didn’t know, I decided to do ballroom dancing. Well, I decided it years ago but didn’t finish it due to family. I figured I should finish it. I mean, it is already paid for.

Tuesday was my first lesson with Borney. What a cutie! Apparently, my other instructor was no longer a part of the team. No worries. Borney asked me the usual questions to get to know me better. When he asked why I wanted to dance; I responded with; for a fun exercise. We reviewed what I learned previously and the next thing I knew I was sweating. Not just sweating I was SWEATING. I couldn’t believe it. I was having fun and working out; I decided to have book my next session for Wednesday. Who knew it could be so much fun?

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Until Wednesday morning, I woke up a little sore but as the day progressed it was getting worse. What was I thinking? I booked my lesson today so I better suck it up and keep it movin’. I went to class and there was Borney with a smile on his face. He told me his goal was to make me sweat more than I did before. We did the Merengue (I think that’s how you spell it), the Cha-Cha, the Rhumba ( I think, it’s all such a blur) By time we were done I couldn’t remember what the dances were called. I made my own little nick names so I could remember what I was supposed to do. One was nick named the square and rectangle because that’s the configuration you do. Another one was nicknamed the march but I thought of it as my imitation of Ray Charles.

When the session was over; Borney had accomplished his goal. I was drenched. I made a note to myself to wear wicking workout clothes. When it came to booking our next session he was trying to get me to come in the next day I told him I would but it had to be before my hair appointment. (Like I was going to pay good money for him to sweat it out…NOT) Since we couldn’t compromise on a time we booked a double session for Monday.

Lord help me..did I just agree to that. Well tune in next week to see how I survived that class. Until then I’ll be stretching and possibly hitting the hotel hot tub maybe I won’t hurt so much by then…LOL ouch

Well I have my last session for this week tonight. I let you know how that went. TTFN (ta ta for now).

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Shonda Rhimes has just done it again; she has successfully sold yet another show to a major network. The woman is simply amazing, albeit she didn’t always see herself that way and neither did the world. Shonda has turned out bodies of work that have impressed everyone; she has turned people into megastars and managed to secure her future and permanent place in Hollywood.

So how does she do it?

The woman can write, or better said can create the most amazing character and ensure they have depth, and lives that mirror our own yet still gives us something to aspire to. Seriously, I am truly envious of her skills and in constant admiration of her portfolio. Seriously, her character creation is On Point! It’s the reason why I was looking for Miranda Bailey, in the one hospital scene in the Entourage movie. I could just see her giving E and Turtle dirty looks while trying to escort Sloan to labor and delivery.Scene from EntourageMiranda Bailey

Being a writer, becoming a writer and using writing as a source of providing for one’s self take major balls, trust me I know! It takes courage and imagination and belief in yourself and your talents. You have to be willing to brave the criticism you may receive from those you wish to have the greatest acceptance. You have to be willing to back yourself when and if all else fails.

Many currently famous authors, playwrights and screenwriters have experienced what is like to be flat broke, busted and unsure of their next meal or their next day (reminds me of the Broadway musical Rent©).

Jonathan Larson, Tyler Perry, Eric Jerome Dickey, Shonda Rhimes and J.K. Rowling have all spoken on the trails and tribulation they each faced while striving ever forward towards their dreams. I wonder of any of them would do it all again, knowing the length of dejection they would face.

I would hope so because they and thousands of others have brought endless hours of joy to my life and I know from checking out their fan basis to hundreds of others as well.

So how do you get away with living life by your standards, you accept and persevere through everything, until you find your place. You accept that you will have challenges and there will be nay sayers along the way but you believe that what skill you have to offer is enough and possibly needed by someone else in the world.

And when life hands you lemons, make a 30 ways to cook that sucker cookbook and turn it into your lemonade!

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What happens when your “weekend blues” runs smack into your “It’s going to be a great day” Monday morning? The answer to that burning question is “nothin’ “ my friend. . . “nothin’ “ at all. Even with this weekend’s sighting of “tom foolery”, my continued melancholy mood only lifted slightly to mere chuckles. For some reason, I just couldn’t get out of this depressing funk. So I figured, maybe some of things that I’ve read this past weekend, continues to play a part in my mood. So I’ve decided for  therapy purposes only, to share it all with you guys (No, not the mood but the ‘foolery’).

DISCLAIMER Time: What I’m about to discuss may cause the following:  (a) chuckles at one’s ignorance  and/or  (b) cause you to ask God this serious question, “How long Lord? How long until I’m in the Upper Room?” Either way, I’m glad I’m unloading these burdens on someone else’s shoulders, “Cause ‘I’s’ tired“.  .  .

Her mind is a “terrible” thing she’s wasting . . .

I’m truly convinced that the rule of “think before you tweet” doesn’t apply to any of the Kardashians . . . at all. Now I’m not saying that I’m perfect (almost near tho’), or that I’m fully knowledgable of current events, but if I was labeled “social media” queen(s) like these “Kardashians” girls, then maybe, just maybe I would at least try to educate myself on certain topics before I “tweet” or “re-tweeted” to my mask audience or royal subjects.  Apparently, a particular Kardashian didn’t get that memo and “retweeted” the “#PopeIsDope” which caused a ruckus in Argentina.

Kim Kardashian, “America’s Social Media” queen and America’s a biggest “faux par” made another one last week and/or this past weekend (I forgot now) by re-tweeting the “#PopeIsDope” to which Argentinians thought she meant that Pope Francis a.k.a. the Pope” was “drugs”.  (The sad thing is that she original didn’t even create the #Popeisdope. I’m sure it was created by some hip Catholic kid and she tried being hip too). Anyhow,  the outrage in Argentina was expressed more by a writer for website “Primicias Ya” who asked the question, “Did Kim Kardashian attack the pope?”

Although the #PopeIsDope was misinterpreted, it didn’t stop this writer for tearing into ol’ Kimmie by pointing out her (Kim’s) “prideful” moment of being  featured in a “sex tape” (What about Ray J, I’m sure he made his family proud too).

Not all Argentina, misunderstood Kim’s retweet and stated that they understood the meaning of the “hashtag” but informed “America’s Bright Light to Education” Kim Kardashian, to educate herself before “tweeting or re-tweeting” what some folks see as nonsense and/or insulting to other countries.

PS. Bottom line is this  . . . “Don’t mess with Pope Francis”, he’s the bomb.  Umm, I wonder what bomb means in Argentina. Scratch “bomb” . . . “he’s the man”.

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It’s sad when you forsake your Ethnicity. . .

Ben Carson . . . need I say more? Oh, but I will. After his insult on Muslims and the continued doubling-down rhetoric, this fool continued his ignorance by saying that “he’ll” be alright with a Muslin president, they just need to re-write the Koran”. And ladies and gentlemen, the “IGNORANCE” continues on the run for Presidential bid.

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You know, this therapy session worked, I’m feeling better already.

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Yep, you guess it. It’s “Quick Shout-out Moment Time“, so let’s get ready to RUMBLE!!!

Here we go . . .

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“Quick Shout-out” goes to the “Glitter Poop” pill that’s being sold on Etsy. Now I don’t know if this is a great “marketing” gimmick (Well it is, if I’m talking about); or just a bad gift.  It’s important that I mention (Although it’s said throughout the sellers sites) that these pills aren’t for body consumption at ALL! It’s used as gag gifts and/or party favorites. No matter what the purpose(s) is for this gift or how it’s being used, the idea of my “poop” glittering is freakin’ AWESOME. As a matter of fact, if you take enough “drugs”, you can also see “pigs flying”, “talking horses” or the Kardashians finally disappearing from the public eye.

 

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“Quick Shout-out” goes T.I. who publicly cut off his professional ties with Iggy Azalea. I guess my question would be to him is, “what took you so long dawg?” I like T.I. and that says a lot since I don’t like much rappers and/or the music that’s out there. But I must say, I have much respect for  T.I.  in the way he handled this announcement. He did provide a clear and cut explanation (Disrespecting the history and culture of HipHop; example feud with Q-Tip), but at the same time, not throwing Iggy Azalea under the bus . . . Or did he? It appears that Iggy got the memo along with everyone else, and was shocked. She posted the following tweet and statement.

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“Personally, I dont think the radio is the place to talk about your personal issues with someone thats part of your team… He seems to think theres nothing wrong with what he said, everybody else seems to disagree.”

Whatever happens in this situation, I hope these kids well.

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“Quick Shout-out” goes to “The Big Bang Theory” for having a boring . . . yes boring Season 9 show opener. What can I say about this year’s first episode? Well . . . . it’s time for y’all to get off the air, as far as I’m concerned.  Y’all (The Writers) messed up so many “seasons” ago trying to make Sheldon human, as well as ignoring the only minority (Raj), by putting him in silly sideline stories that basically turn me off from this show for awhile. It took two seasons later to finally give him (Raj) someone, but for how long? And . . . I’m so so tired of y’all trying to put Leonard and Penny together. Really? Honesty, since this Penny chic got married in real life, the chemistry between her and Leonard just aint there no mo’.

Sheldon is still funny (As usual he and Amy are the show), but his way of dealing with the break-up between him and Amy became annoying within 5 minutes of this particular episode. I also thought his delivering lines towards her (Amy) was rude and/or harsh (Oh, I still laughed; although I felt a little sad inside).

If there were any positives to take away from this first episode it would be Amy. She finally had enough of Sheldon’s selfishness and told to him to kick rocks.

I hope the other shows that I plan to watch, such as “Minority Report”, “Rosewood”, “The Middle”, “blackish”, “Once Upon A Time ” and of course “Scandal”  will help lift my humdrum spirit.

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Quick Shout-out” goes to “Usher” who secretly wed. Well. . . alrighty now Mr. Usher. Hey, when the feeling is right, then it’s right. It was reported that the happy couple honeymooned in Cuba and from the photo posted, they enjoyed themselves and married life . . . so far.

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Quick Shout-out” goes to Viola Davis on her Emmy win for the first African American woman to win in the “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama” category (WOW! That was a mouth full).  Not only did Viola look fabulous but her speech about diversity especially in regards to women of color in movies, TV and media was on point; I’m sure it ruffled a few feathers, but WHO CARES! She RULES!  BRAVO! Mrs. Davis . . . BRAVO!

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Yeah. . . I don’t know who this K Michelle is. Mainly because I’m either into “myself” or not as “hip” as I thought; yeah, it’s “myself” . . . of course. . . “myself”. But when someone mentions Idris Elba’s name, then my ears perk up like a “great dane” dog. I’m not one of those folks who don’t believe that even popular celebrities can’t be involved in some type of messiness; heck, some of them live for the dark side. But to hear the type of “messiness” that his dude and chick . . .okay, maybe just the chick (she’s the only one talking) is involved in, is DISAPPOINTING! It appears that Ms. Michelle is still bitter about what happened, and is chatting away once again. As reported on Madamenoire.com, the relationship that developed between her (K Michelle) and Idris while working on VH1’s Rebellious Soul (hip-hopera) is still a hot-topic in K’s mind, body and soul; she refuse to let it die (I’m sure Ms. Piggy felt the same way after the collapse of her and Kermie).

REPLAY Time . . .

For who need a recap, it appears that these two was once “hot and heavy”; well,  until she (Michelle) figured out that Idris was seeing someone else; preferably Naiyana Garth a.k.a His aon’s Mother a.k.a Girlfriend in England. When K Michelle found out that she was what we “hipsters” call a “side piece”, then shall I say, “It’s nothin’ like a scorn woman”. It appears the eight months that K Michelle spent with Idirs while he was in the States, had her thinking that she was the only one. But like a wise woman, she figured it out, and her ranking in “that” relationship (Oh Idris ).

Well, after singing about it in her second album, still feeling some type of way, Ms. Michelle will be singing it once again in her third album; but this time bashing him and Naiyana (Such a pretty name).

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In the healing process, I thought it was 5 steps of Grief; (1) Denial, (2) Anger, (3) Bargaining, (4 ) Depression and (5) Acceptance. So by my account, it appears that K Michelle should have completed her process by now. But it appears that she’s either stuck on Step 2 Anger or is in a constant “loop” (over and over again). Hey, I saw something like that on the Monk once; that was such a great show.

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Despite her airing out her business and bitterness to the world, Idris decided to take the road less travel at least by her and keep his “pie hole” shut, not knowledge a thing (See folks, he did learn something while on the ‘Wire’).

All joking aside, and “me” being a woman understand “hurt” and “betrayal” (At least that is what the ‘human manual’ says how I must act). But whether I’m human or not (Must get new human skin . . .), I speak for everyone else and is comfortable in telling you to just  “Get Over It”; seek help and for Goodness sake, please please move on to “Step 5” in the grieving process.