Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cash for Caulkers Program

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- President Obama proposed a new program Tuesday that would reimburse homeowners for energy-efficient appliances and insulation, part of a broader plan to stimulate the economy. The administration didn't provide immediate details, but said it would work with Congress on crafting legislation. Steve Nadel, director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, who's advising on the bill, said a homeowner could receive up to $12,000 in rebates. The proposal is part of the President's larger spending plan, which also includes money for small businesses, renewable energy manufacturing, and infrastructure. Based on earlier bills, consumers might be eligible for a 50% rebate on both the price of the equipment and the installation, up to $12,000, said Nadel. So far, there is no income restriction on who is eligible. That would mean a household could spend as much as $24,000 on upgrades and get half back.

What do yáll think about this program? Good idea or bad? I can tell yáll one thing, I wish some of these programs that are created would actually benefit me as well, being that I don't own a home, this plan does me no good. The one's that own homes, how beneficial will this program be to you.

Bye Bye Diane Sawyer

After joining Good Morning America in January 1999, Diane Sawyer made an emotional permanent exit from the show last Friday.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mini Video Clip of a Pregnant Keyshia Cole

I was so suprised when I received confirmation that Keyshia Cole was pregnant. I was hearing rumors for some time now, but did not believe it until I saw it with my own two eyes. I was wondering why she was MIA, now it all makes sense. I really like Keyshia Cole as an artist and I wish her much luck becoming a new mommy. According to various sources, she's about 6 months. I told my sister and she could not believe it either. *Sidenote* I see Ms. Cole couldn't keep her hands off her belly, that was so cute. Congrats to them both.


Mini Rihanna???

Will and Jada Pinkett=Smith daughter, Willow, was seen rocking the Rhianna haircut at the Nobel Peace Prize concert. What do yáll think? Is the hairstyle a little too grown considering she's only 9 years old? Either way, I still think she's a cutie.

Source: blackcelebkids.com


Update: I'm Back

Hello everyone. It feels as though it has been years. I feel pretty bad about not staying on top of my site like I said I was going to do. I guess I shouldn’t think I am superwoman, capable of handling multiple tasks all at once. Senior level courses are a lot more time consuming than I expected. Being that I am still aiming to accomplish my goal of graduating in May 2010, staying on top of my school has been my top priority in my life. I am too close to the end to let that fall behind. I have missed this site though. My boyfriend kept asking me when was I going to update it and I told him that I would as soon as this semesters is over. Thankfully, that time has arrived. It has been rough, but I made it through it and I only have one more left. I am so happy. I still haven’t completely recovered from all of the events that happened at the end of August, but I am trying. From time to time I think about how it seemed like my whole world was turned upside down within a matter of a week. I try to keep in mind what my boyfriend tells me on a regular basis, “This is temporarily and I will get through this.” Well, since I am out of school, I will definitely take time to do some updates that are long overdue.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Big Move


My apartment, even though I had been there for only a year, had several memories. I had gotten so use to my routine in that apartment that it was so hard to give it up, but considering how things were going, I had to. My boyfriend was a huge help in getting things packed away and out of there, so I am so grateful to him for that. As I got ready to leave a place that I had gotten use to calling my home, I realized not only was I loosing my home, but I was also giving up some of my independence. Since I was 19, I have had a place of my own. I found a way to go to school, work 1 0r 2 jobs, and pay all of my bills without any help. I was use to this kind of lifestyle. To go from this to living with someone else is a difficult transition to get use to and I don't know if it's something that I can ever get use to. I try to stay really busy with my schooling so I can take my mind off of the recent losses, but the situation still crosses my mind from time to time. All I want is for things to get back to how they once were, which is one of the main reasons that I'm on the grind when it comes to school. The sooner I finish school, the sooner things will get back to normal. I have started the countdown, 7 more months.

Layoff Notice

The lay off that occurred on Friday was really a result of the confrontation that my supervisor and I had a month or so ago (I created a blog post about that), however, she claimed it was because they no longer needed me due to the decrease in the amount of business they had.  If this was truly the case, they would have laid me off about 2 years ago when the decline first started. I have been at this particular job for 4 years and throughout the 4 years, I have endured a lot of unfairness either because I worked there the least amount of time (everyone else had worked there 10 years +) or because of the color of my skin (I was the only black person who worked in the office). Heck, it really could have been both. They say it's not good to allow feelings to pile up inside you because something will eventually trigger you to explode and in my case I had 4 years worth piled up inside me. However, I handled it very maturely and was very well mannered and respectful. There was no cursing, no threats, etc. I just simply voiced my opinion on many things. My supervisor made it seem like she was willing to make a compromise in order to ensure that I was treated fairly. What' was the compromise you may ask? When all of my work is done, I can set aside time for my college studies being that so many other employees work on personal things for many hours of the day, although there work is not even close to being completed. However, this compromise was just a curse in disguise that would lead to my final departure from that company. I had a feeling our confrontation was still in the back of her mind and she was still pissed that I no longer took out what they threw out at me. I could tell because her whole attitude changed towards me and she barely had 2 words to say to me. She doesn’t want to talk to me? Okay, that wasn't a big deal because that wasn't my preference anyways. The problem started when she started doing all of my work for me. I told others about this untypical act of hers and was told "Maybe she's trying to be nice, guess you finally got through to her." Nice??? In all of the 4 years, she has never did my work for me, even when I actually needed her help because I was overloaded with work and did not have enough time to complete it all. My prediction was that she was making it appear to the president of the company that I did not have anything to do there and they basically was just paying me to do nothing. What is the president probably thinking as she goes running in his office to tell him this, "Yes, she is so right. I'm trying to find ways to cut back expenses, so why not eliminate a small percentage of payroll costs?" My supervisor thoughts........"She really screwed herself by speaking up. Now that I convinced the owner to lay her off, she's really gonna hit rock bottom. Ha Ha Ha." When she came to my desk as I was studying and said she needed to talk to me, I already knew what she was gonna say. Handing me an envelope she said "We are gonna have to lay you off, the president is giving you a letter of recommendation and 2 weeks pay." I responded, "Okay, thanks.,” and packed up my stuff and left. First I broke down and cryed in my car and then I called my boyfriend to tell him the horrible news. Thankfully, he was very positive and encouraging, telling me everything was gonna be okay. Besides, I had been unhappy there for a very long time which caused me to feel like I was in a dump everyday. After he lifted my spirits (gosh, I love that man), I went straight down to the unemployment office to file for unemployment. What did I do in the meantime while waiting to see if I was approved? Move out of my apartment (will create another post about this), focus on the huge amount of school work I had to get caught up on, and job hunt. Fast forward to yesterday, I got a letter in the mail saying that I was eligible for unemployment. I will receive my first check next week and my checks will only be about $70 less than what I was getting at the job I was layed off from (including the little Stimulus package that Obama gives to people who has been layed off). Being that I moved out of my apartment, although I will be getting a $70 pay cut, I still won't be affected financially. And until I find another job, I will have time to just focus on school my senior year, which is what I wanted to do all along. Ecstatic is an understatement of how I feel. From the surface, it looked like things was at its worst, but really God was in heaven ensuring that everything would work together for my good, which is how it turned out. I am finally free from a job that I had grown to hate, I can focus on school so I could graduate in 7 more months, and on top of that I have money to pay all of my bills and save up a little. Thank you God. Oh and to the job that thought they were actually messing me up: you actually messed yourself up.

Update - October 3, 2009...Tears in the Dark/Lay Off/Big Move

Hey everyone. How has everyone been doing? Well, I hope life is treating you all well and that God is pouring down his blessing upon each and everyone last one of you. I wanted to stop by and let you all know what's been going on with me this past week or so and to inform you that I will be changing the focus of my blog. Due to the fact that I no longer have a personal computer, my posts will focus more on what's going on with me personally than the entertainment world. Not saying that I will drift away from discussing entertainment issues completely, but my blog will no longer center around this. I'm sorry I haven't been on, but I have had a lot of things going on in my life. One thing hitting me after another. The events of my "Tears in the Dark" blog took place on Wednesday, Friday I got laid off, and on Sunday I had to move out of my apartment. So yeah, last week was anything but fun. I really don't have to go back into details about what happened on Wednesday because I already dedicated an entire blog to that, but I will touch up on the other things. Stay Tuned.......

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tears In The Dark

I felt as if I didn't have enough time to prepare myself for a final farewell. Unexpectingly I realized my last time seeing them would be in about an hour. Knowing that the time was sneaking up on me, I started to panic. The rate of my heartbeat increased all of a sudden. Then the warm tears streamed down my face. I want the tears to stop falling due to the fact that I was driving and the watery eyes was blurring my vision to drive safely, but they wouldn't stop. When I finally made it home, I knew what I had to do and I knew I had to do it quickly, but I couldn't do that until I fed them their last meal in their home. They ate their food and frequently glanced up at me, not knowing it was gonna be their last meal. Once I realize they have consumed enough food to make them content, I placed them one by one in my car. I knew the drive going there would be a long one. My heart kept telling me to turn around. Don't do this to them. However, my brain was telling me that I had no choice. No choice but to allow them to enter into the valley of the unknown. They hide in my car as if they know something is wrong. Maybe it was the empty boxes loaded in my backseat that placed this idea in their mind. Maybe it was the tears that streamed down my face uncontrollably. Or maybe it was the silence in the car that evaporated fear in the atmosphere. I arrive at the final destination. I want to procrastinate to buy more time to spend with them, but I know the longer I put it off, the harder it would be for me. So I grabbed him first and held him tightly because he was trying so hard to get away. He didn't want to go into the valley of unknown. The closer I got to the building, the more he dugged into me trying to escape. When I get inside, I see two individuals waiting to take him away from me, man and woman. The look in their eyes screamed out to me "HEARTLESS." Heartless they were indeed. He's locked away now, staring at me through the bars. He looked at me as if he hated me. The look in his eyes basically told me, " Why? How could you do this to me? After 7 years of being with you? You have been the only mother I knew since I came straight out the womb, so how can you abandon me like this? What did I do?" I couldn't stand another second to stand there and allow his eyes to have this conversation with me. I left, I had to go get his sister, who was hiding in my car. I hold on to her tightly as I prepare to walk into this building for the last time. Unlike her, she did not put up a struggle. I sat there in the chair, while the guy felt out paper work, and I just hold her close to my heart while I gently stroke her head. You can tell she was kind of frightned because she tried to hide her face underneath my arms. I continued to stroke her head and I whispered to her that everything was going to be okay. Why did I give her false assurance? When the time arrived, she gently and freely left my arms, as if everything really was going to be okay. Her eyes told me "Although I was scared at first, I now know that everything is going to be fine. I will probably just be in this place for a little while and then I will go back home with you, to a place where I can peacefully rest my eyes. I know you won't leave me here for long because you are my protector, you always have been and always will be." My eyes respond back to her, "No sweetheart, I have to leave you here. It breaks my heart to have to do this, but I have to. You have been with me for 7 years and now I have to give you up. You will be gone, but never forgotten." A new guy (who appeared to have more of a heart than the other two) distracted me by asking me for my signature on the paperwork that was filled out. As I sign my name, the tears sneak up on me again. Drop, after drop, after drop, hitting the papers as I sign them over forever. "I'm sorry." The guy whispered to me. I talked to him briefly asking him what was going to happen to them next. After not hearing such good news, I walked out crying and never looked back...........................................Two days later, I feel like a part of me left with them. I don't feel the same anymore and I feel sad when I come home to a place where they no longer exist. Sometimes when I lay down, I hear noises and automatically think it's one of them, but I become disappointed when I realize the noise is coming from outside. So I just lay there in the dark, head on my pillow, a pillow that is soaked with tears. Wishing I could bring them back home, but sadly this home that was once theres will be non-existent in a couple of days, but they will exist in my heart forever. I love and miss them so much.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Major Update

Hey everybody. Just wanted to stop in for a little while to inform you all of some changes that will be occuring in my life within the next week or so. First, I will be moving out of my current apartment and moving in with someone else. Not really looking forward to the move, but there are several reasons as to why this is the best decision for me. For starters, I will be able to save up the money that was being put towards rent and put it towards other things. Second, my lease is up and I don't want to sign another year lease being that I only have 7 more months until graduation. As soon as I graduate I will be heading to move out of my current location to a new location to pursue my career. I do not want another year lease to delay this transition in my life. Second, due to the fact that I only have a desktop computer, not a laptop computer (yeah, I know, it sucks), I will not be able to transport my computer to my new residence. I will have the opportunity to use someone else's computer, but being that it is not my computer, there will be limiations placed on the usage of the computer. With that said, I am gonna see how things go within the first week or two, so I can determine on how this change will affect my blog site. I will make sure to keep all of you updated on how things are going. Before the move, there isn't gonna be much new updates because along with school, 2 jobs, and now having to move, my schedule is 100% full. However, if something major occurs in the world/entertainment news within the next week, I will have to take a break away from my busy life to blog about it. Lol. Be safe everyone. Smooches :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Quote For The Week

Quote for the week:

"We judge ourselves by our best intentions and most noble acts but we will be judged by our last worst act."

Source: Michael Josephson

You already know what, or better yet who, inspired this quote. Lol. And to me the quote is similar to the "actions speaks louder than words" quote. You can't say that you are a good person with great intentions, all the while you are doing terrible things that screams the complete opposite. Make sure the two are aligned.

Patrick Swayze Dies At 57.......RIP


LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze, best known for his roles in hit films "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost," died on Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his publicist said.

Source: news.yahoo.com

Patrick fought a good long fight and my prayers goes out to his family. May he truly rest in peace.

Who Is This Suppose To Suprise???

LOS ANGELES – Being bad is good for Tyler Perry, whose latest movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself," opened at the top of the box office this weekend with more than $24 million. It's Perry's second film this year to open at No. 1. In February, "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" debuted at the top spot with $41 million, which stands as the biggest opening of his eight films. "Tyler Perry has a special way of speaking to his audience, and it's unbelievable," David Spitz, Lionsgate's executive vice president and general sales manager, said Sunday. "He always knows what his audience wants, and I never underestimate him."

Source: news.yahoo.com

Well, I can tell you one thing, it doesn't suprise me. And if you payed attention to his past box office numbers, then it shouldn't suprise you either. One morning Steve Harvey was on his show talking about how Tyler had a hard time trying to get someone to actually allow him to turn his plays into movies. He went to several well known companies and all of them rejected him. They told him that they really didn't think that he would gain a large audience with these type of plays and therefore would not gain a large amount of sales. It only took one company, LionsGate, to give him a chance and prove all of those other companies wrong. Now Tyler is the one laughing at the haters all the way to the bank. Being successful truly is the best revenge there is. Go ahead Tyler!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Celebrity Seeds


Reagan Gomez's (Played Zaria on "Parent Hood" tv show) daughter, Scarlett, who is 2 years old. This pretty little girl looks just like her father.

Monica's son Romelo, who should be around the same age as Scarlett.
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Source: blackcelebkids

Remembering September 11th








The September 11 attacks (often referred to as September 11th or 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners.[1][2] The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania, after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane, which the hijackers had redirected toward Washington, D.C. There were no survivors from any of the flights. In total 2,993 people, including the hijackers, died in the attacks.

Source: Wikipedia

I remember it like it was yesterday..........As a Junior at my new high school, I'm walking through the crowed hallways to get to my second period class, which was ROTC. It was my 3rd year being in ROTC and the excitement that I once possessed for this program had completely died down. As I drag myself into the classroom, I see about 10 other students sitting around chit chatting with each other as their eyes are glued to the television. Me, not realizing what was going on at the time, I just quietly locate a seat and sit down. I always felt out of place in this particular class. Maybe it was cuz the people that I was use to seeing for the past couple of years where no where to be found, being that I was now at a different high school. Or maybe the personalities that my classmates possessed did not click with mines. Or maybe it was because I felt that our backgrounds were a lot different from each other. Or just maybe there was no real reason for me isolating myself from the others. Whatever the case might have been, I always felt alone in that class, until then. Classmates are panicing, as they watch the tv. "Oh, my goodness, I can't believe this. They just crashed into the one of the World Trade Center towers." "Wow, this is so surreal." In the meantime, news reporters are discussing what just took place, as the camera is focusing on the tower that was just hit, all of a sudden another plane hits the second tower. My heart pauses for a second. I place my hand on my heart, jaw dropped completely down, and my eyes wide open and glued to the tv. Now my entire class is starting to panic. Panic? Nah, after the second plane hit, panic became an understatement. Everyone started to become confused, scared, sad, nervous, etc. It was at this time we all came together as one. Yes, we all might have different backgrounds, passions, and personalities, but one thing we all had in common was that we all were U.S. citizens concerned about the recent events that took place in OUR Country. As we continue watching the news coverage, we hear about the other plane crashes. All of a sudden, my class went from being worried and sympathetic for the victims in these attacks to being worried about themselves. There was word going around the classroom, that another plane was coming in our direction, aiming to hit our local base. Classmates wanted to call their families, they were now scared for their lives. My heart is beating rapidly now and the "what if's" start traveling around in my mind. Although I now felt connected to these individuals who I once viewed as strangers, I did not want to be with them right now. I wanted to be home with my mom, grandma, and sister. I wanted to know that they were alright too. Time passes and we continue to wait. Nothing else happened. Nothing else, but having to painfully watch the aftermath of these horrible attacks........................................So now I want to know where was y'all?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Samoa to Switch From Driving to Right Side of Road to Left

This was brought to my attention by other class members in my HR class. I must say I was suprised. I can't imagine the US implementing this plan. Those poor bus drivers. Check out the video below:

And This Is Why He's Hot...Luda Gives Away 20 Cars

MORROW, Ga. – Talk about a one-man stimulus package: Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has given away 20 cars to people who wrote about their struggles to keep their jobs for a lack of wheels of their own. Ludacris said he was taken aback after reading thousands of essays by people struggling or unable to buy cars needed to get to and from work or find jobs. The 31-year-old rapper felt he could step in and move them ahead, partnering with a suburban Atlanta dealership for Sunday's giveaway. "People are getting laid off, and now are looking for jobs," Ludacris said. "To be efficient, you need some transportation of your own to get there. That's why I wanted to give back to those who need it." Each of the used vehicles included free gas for 30 days. Winning contestants were responsible for tags, registration, tax and insurance. About 4,000 contestants submitted a 300-word essay to the rapper's foundation, explaining why they deserved a car. One of the most touching stories Ludacris read was by Mading Duor. Duor described how he moved to the United States six years ago after his mother, father, and five brothers and sisters were killed in Sudan. The man also wrote that a son was killed by a drunken driver in Atlanta a few years back. "His story touched my heart," Ludacris said. "He's endured so much in his life and he's still here standing. I'm very proud to have helped him." Duor, 33, has been able to keep a steady job at a school, but each day he felt stressed about how he was going to get to work. No longer. "I'm so happy, that I'm nervous," said Duor, who won a Nissan Maxima. "When I look at my new car, I say to myself, 'Is this really happening?'" Crystal Beauford, a single mother who used to ride the bus to two jobs and school, now has a Saturn Ion. The 26-year-old college student doesn't know how to drive the stick-shift vehicle, but said she'll learn. "This is going to help me out so much," Beauford said. "It's a blessing."
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Source: news.yahoo.com
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I am so pleased with Luda's generousity. We all are living in tough times TOGETHER, therefore I don't see any reason for people not to help individuals who are in need of assistance.

"Can't Let You Go"........Hit or miss

Chris Brown feat. Pleasure P & Bow Wow "Can't Let You Go." Wow, now we got Bow Wow and Pleasure P on Auto Tune. What y'all think? Hit or Miss?


Quote For The Week

Quote For The Week:

The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
And the realist adjusts the sails.


Source: William Arthur Ward

Excellent quote.

Update On What's Going On With Me

Hey all. How has everyone been? Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Labor Day. There is nothing better than being off from work, relaxing with friends and family, and stuffing your tummy with some good ol' barbeque chicken and/or ribs, baked beans, potato salad, collard greens, mac and cheese, corn bread, and sweet potato pie. Mmmm, mmmm GOOD. Too bad none of the above is on my Labor Day lunch/dinner menu. My list of menu items for today are labeled as quick and easy so I can have plenty of time to focus on the school work that I'm behind on. There was a delay in me getting a few of my textbooks, so now I have to cram so I can get caught up. I know I haven't been on here in a while, but there are several things going on in my life all at once. For starters, School. I have taken a look at each class syllabus and boy do I have a lot in store for me. I have about 3 group projects to do, one 30-50 page paper about my future plans, and x amount of quizzes, exams, and homework assignments. I am also STILL working very hard to find another job, I had a couple of interviews last week. I do want to mention something regarding this issue, being that my school schedule is mixed with day and night classes, it's kinda hard to find a decent paying job that is willing to work with my crazy schedule that I currently have. So that is the main problem right there. Lastly, my brain is working full time trying to decide if I'm gonna move by the end of this month. If I do decide to move, then that's gonna be another time consuming hassel that I have to deal with. So with everything going on, it's kida hard trying to balance my time evenly between all three of those and my blog. Like I said before, I will not allow my blog to just fade away, but I will have to reduce the amount of time that I spend updating my page. If there is some kinda major change that I forsee in the future, I will definitely let you guys/gals know about it. Thanks to all of my subscribers for your continued support. Smooches :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Belated B-Day Michael Jackson

On August 29, 2009, Michael Jackson would have turned 51 years old.

Mike Tyson Speaks On The Death Of His Daughter

Although this is a little old, I still wanted to post this for any who may have missed it. I had meant to post it a week or 2 ago, but it kept slippin my mind. So here is Mike's first interview talking briefly about his daughter's death. For all of you who may have forgotten or didn't know, Mike Tyson's 4 year old daughter, Exodus, died on 5/26/09 after her neck apparently got caught in a treadmill cord at her Phoenix home.


Mini Muhammad Ali


Former Boxer Laila Ali and her husband, former NFL player Curtis Conway, recently sat down with People Magazine to talk about how their one-year-old son has changed their lives.
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OMG, is it just me or does this little cutie have a strong resemblence of his grandfather, the great Muhammad Ali???

Update/Quote For The Week

Hey all. I hope everyone has been blessed. Not too much has changed since my last posting, besides school. I am officially a college senior now and I can attest that the work load is a lot more difficult than I expected. However, I don't think it's nothing I can't handle, with or without help. I'm taking 4 classes: Business Finance, Intro to Mgmt. Science, Futures, and HR in Hospitality Mgmt. The first 3 are required for all of the business students and they are only offered when a student reaches senior level. I do want to point out that the Intro to Mgmt. Science course is such a deceiving title. I guess me being unknowledgeable about the subject, I actually thought this was some sort of senior level SCIENCE course. It is everything, but that. This is more like a very intense math course, including statistics, calculus, and algebra business applications. Algebra, no problemo. It's the other stuff that I might have a little problem with. Math has always been my weakest area. Anywayz, enough talk about school. Let's get to the quote.

Quote for the day:

Time in itself is really not the problem, but people who use it are. People who excuse their failures by saying, “I don’t have time” really are admitting to mismanagement of time.

Source: Ted W. Engstrom

When I saw this quote, I immediately thought back to a comment one of my professors made in class a couple of days ago. He said that everything in life is unfair, except one thing. And that one thing was the amount of time we all have per day. Everyone has 24 hours, no more, no less. He said that suspicioun would arise if a person came to him and said he/she did not have enough time to complete an assignment. There was enough time, it's just that person chose to spend his/her time on doing other things that he/she felt was more important. So lack of time is not the issue, but time management is.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Nate Dog Still Recovering From Stroke


Warren G recently talked about his friend and fellow 213 group memeber Nate Dogg’s health. Nate Dogg, who suffered multiple strokes last year, was left partially paralyzed. Although his most recent stroke happened way back last fall, Warren G says that Nate Dogg is still not fully recovered. ”He’s in recovery,” G revealed in an interview. “It’s kinda slow recovery right now, but he getting better. I’ve seen him and just praying and hoping that he recover faster so we can do this good music…He’s on The G Files. It’s a record we did back in the day. Not back, back in the day, but a couple years ago. Me and him had recorded a whole bunch of songs. I got a lot of ‘em. Actually we recorded [some of them shortly] before he had the [first] stroke. We recorded about at least six — maybe eight records, where he just did like hooks and stuff…I’m saving a lot of that stuff for when he recovers too.” In related news, recently we debuted not one but two new songs from Warren G. “100 Miles & Runnin” actually features Nate Dogg and Wu-Tang’s Raekwon while “Swagger Rich” features non other than Snoop Dogg.

Source: drewreports.com

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Show Me The Carfax



I saw this commercial on tv the other day and I thought it was so funny, mostly because so many shady salesmen are like this. The last thing they want to do is show the customer the carfax because they don't want them to find out what's really going on with the car. The only thing they care about is making a sale, even if it means deceiving the customer. (Most do a good job at that) This commerical bring back the memories of the first car that I purchased when I was 17. A 1996 Mistubish Mirage that I called "Blue Passion." I purchased it from a small, used car lot and I fell in love with it when I saw it. After I drove it, I knew that it was the car for me. (Or maybe I was just so caught up in the idea of finally having my own car) At the time, I didn't know anything about Carfax, but it surely would have been benefical to me because a few months after I got the car, I started having problems and problems kept popping up for the remainder of the time I had it. Can we say lemon??? For a minute I blamed the guy who camed with me, who was suppose to have checked it out before I bought it. I thought, "if he would have did what he was suppose to have done, he would have caught some of these problems before I waisted my money." However, that thought quickly left my mind. There was no way he could have pin point all of those problems. He tried and that's about all he could do. I blame the money hungry salesman that sold me "Blue Passion," knowing it was a lemon when I bought it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Celebrity Seed - Master P's Daughter

12-year-old Cymphonique Miller (Master P's Daughter). Wow, I didn't even know he had a daughter. She's a cute girl. Her talent: Singing

Source:www.blackcelebkids.com

The Largest Case of Credit/Debt Card Data Theft

WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Miami man with the largest case of credit and debit card data theft ever in the United States, accusing the one-time government informant of swiping 130 million accounts on top of 40 million he stole previously. Albert Gonzalez, 28, broke his own record for identity theft by hacking into retail networks, according to prosecutors, though they say his illicit computer exploits ended when he went to jail on charges stemming from an earlier case. Gonzalez is a former informant for the U.S. Secret Service who helped the agency hunt hackers, authorities say. The agency later found out that he had also been working with criminals and feeding them information on ongoing investigations, even warning off at least one individual, according to authorities. Gonzalez, who is already in jail awaiting trial in a hacking case, was indicted Monday in New Jersey and charged with conspiring with two other unnamed suspects to steal the private information. Prosecutors say the goal was to sell the stolen data to others.
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Source: news.yahoo.com
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It's sad that technology is making it more convenient for people to use their credit cards/debit cards for purchases, but at the same time the risk of someone hacking into your account is increasing. Only thing I have to say is make sure that you are keeping up with purchases made on your account by reviewing your bank/credit card statement regularly. Be careful about making online purchases on computers other than your own, you never know what type of security level is on other computers, if any. Also be careful about who you are giving your credit/debit card info to. Be very cautious about ordering things from random sites. If you are a little bit suspicious about the site, then go with your gut feeling and DO NOT ORDER FROM THERE!!!

Kourtney Kardashian's Mini Baby Bump


As you all know, Kourtney annonced last week that she's pregnant. First pic is a recent picture of her out and about and although hardly visible, I can see a mini baby bump poking through that dress. The second pic is an older pic of her and her baby daddy (Scott Disick ). Now let's move to my WTH moment........I did not know she was 30 years old. Wow. I don't know how old her siblings are, but I always thought she was the baby of the sisters. Kourtney recently told People that she was unsure if she wanted to keep her baby, but she decided to go ahead and keep it. Check it out:
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Kourtney Kardashian's unplanned pregnancy forced the shocked reality TV star to make one of the most difficult decisions in her life: Would she have the baby or terminate the pregnancy? "I definitely thought about it long and hard, about if I wanted to keep the baby or not, and I wasn't thinking about adoption," Kardashian, 30, who was shooting E!'s "Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami" at the time, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I do think every woman should have the right to do what they want, but I don't think it's talked through enough. I can't even tell you how many people just say, 'Oh, get an abortion.' Like it's not a big deal." Scott Disick, the baby's 26-year-old father, was supportive either way. The pair had split in November after two years of dating, but reconciled shortly after finding out she was pregnant. "He wanted me to talk about it more, but I just kept to myself," she says. "He said, 'I really want you to keep it, but I will support you whatever you decide to do.'" Confused and concerned Kardashian says, "I called my best friend crying, and I was like, 'I don't know what to do.' She said, 'Call your doctor, and at least find out the risks and stuff.' " So Kardashian discussed abortion with her physician, and then headed to the Internet to do further research. "I looked online, and I was sitting on bed hysterically crying, reading these stories of people who felt so guilty from having an abortion," she recalls. "I was reading these things of how many people are traumatized by it afterwards." After scouring the Internet, Kardashian says she started to realize that an abortion wasn't an option for her. "I was just sitting there crying, thinking, 'I can't do that,' " she says. "And I felt in my body, this is meant to be. God does things for a reason, and I just felt like it was the right thing that was happening in my life."
Source: www.cnn.com

Steve Harvey Joined Good Morning America Crew

Steve Harvey, the author, comedian, actor and host of "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," has joined "Good Morning America" as a contributor. Harvey will bring "GMA" viewers a series of reports on topics ranging from relationships to parenting over the next few months. He will bring his own unique perspective, style and humor to morning television while interacting with viewers around the country via ABCNews.com, Skype and live guests in-studio. His first report is scheduled to air Wednesday, Aug. 19. Harvey is an author, comedian, actor and radio host who has appeared in television and movies, including seven years starring on the WB's "The Steve Harvey Show." Harvey has also appeared in numerous movies, including "Don't Trip …; "Johnson Family Vacation" and the animated film "Racing Stripes." Harvey's book "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment" was an instant hit with women across the country and landed the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for an impressive 26 weeks.

Source: abcnews.go.com

Those of you who watch GMA, probably already know and those of you who don't probably don't care. I'm one of those who watch GMA for a couple of minutes before I go to work and that's it. I'm not a morning person, so I typically wake up in just enough time to get ready for work, turn on the tv to watch for a couple of minutes (emphasis on the couple minutes part), and then head out the door. However, once I found out the news, I told myself that I'm going to have to start trying to catch his segments (love Steve Harvey), if it comes on before I leave to work. I missed today's segment on tv, but I did catch it online this evening and I must say it was GREAT!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

"The Orphan" Review

I saw this on my B-day weekend and I must say that I give this movie 5 stars. It turned out to be better than expected due to the unexpected twist at the end of the movie. Prior to watching the movie, I really thought it would be a newer version of "The Omen." And I'm not talking about "The Omen" with the little boy in it, but the one that was filmed back in the 90's (I think) with the little girl in it. However, without spoiling the movie too much, this little girl is not possessed, maybe disturbed, but not possessed. Anywayz, I highly recommend this movie. Oh & kudos to the little girl in the movie who plays "Ester." She did an amazing job and I heard she' only 12 years old. Her acting skills are INCREDIBLE!!!

Quote For The Day

Quote for the day:

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Source: www.quotegarden.com

I find this a lot nowadays. People refusing the help others because they allow this first question to go back & forth in their minds. And the sad part about it is that most of the time the answer to that question is NOTHING. Nothing will happen to you if you open up your heart a little and help another person who is in need. Also a lot of times people think that the only way that they can help a person is to give a lot. They have this messed up mindset "Well, it appears that this person is in need of a lot of help and unfortunately I can't give that much, therefore I can't help him or her out." WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. Sometimes it's doing/offering the little things that helps out the most. I rather a person do something than do nothing.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'M BACK!!!!

What's going on everyone? Hope life is treating you all well. I know I've been gone longer than anticipated, but I'm back in action now. My b-day went well and I have already gotten use to stating my current age, lol. Other than that, things have being going okay on my end. Same stuff following behind me into a new age. Tuesday of this coming week will be my last day of my summer internship, which I can say I'm kinda happy about. I've learned all I needed to learn there and now it seems like it is taking time away from me doing other things, such as finding an additional job. School will be starting the week of Aug. 24th and I really have to set aside some time to get ready for the big day. I am no where near prepared for it. I'm not really looking forward to burying my head back in books, late night studying, listenining to long lectures, frying my brain trying to understand a complex subject (which will be Finance this semester), being stressed out about passing quizzes/tests, making the library my second home, having lunch & dinner on the go, and so much more. Just reading what I just typed makes my head hurts, but I know that this is what I have to do if I want to maintain my good G.P.A. and graduate in the Spring. Just a heads up, I don't anticipate doing as many updates that I have been doing in the past once school starts. I'm gonna try to update when there is a really hot topic to discuss or when there is something going on in my life that I want to share with others. I'm thinking about changing my "quote for the day" section to "quote for the week." These changes will help me to still be able to manage my blog in the midst of having a really busy schedule. I hope that you all will be able to bare with me during this transition period. Thank you.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Quote For The Day/B-Day


Yay!!! Today is my B-day. I'm officially old now, lol. Nah, not really, but it sure does feel like it. I am so thankful to have seen another year and I am so ready to enjoy it with my babe.

Quote for the day:

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Anonymous

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Mowry Twins Out & About


Aww, I haven't seen these two together in a while. It looks like Tia is talking to the hubby because she is smiling really hard.
Source: theybf.com

Celebrity Seed


In OK magazine, Kimora opens up about her new son Kenzo Lee Hounsou, her secret wedding ceremony and life as a soccer mom to her daughters Ming Lee Simmons,9, and Aoki Lee Simmons,6.

Quote For The Day

Quote for the day:

Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.

~Augustine

Source: www.quotegarden.com



True. True. True. A lot of times we get so distracted by our daily lives that we end up not realizing that we are withdrawing from God. Then when we are experience bad situations that are not getting better when we want them to, we think that maybe God has turned his back on us. Negative. It's not that God has turned his back on us (he's sitting in the place that he's always been and doing the great things that he's always done), but it's that we have turned our back on him. We don't pray as much as we use to, we don't praise him as much as we use to, we don't worship him as much as we use to, we don't go to church as much as we use to, we don't tithe as much as we use to, and we don't read the bible as much as we use to. We start allowing work, significant others, children, hobbies, school, etc to take time away that should be dedicated to him. The more we do this, whether realizing it or not, the further away we pull from God. He is sitting and waiting on us to draw close again so he can pour out blessings upon us and open doors that no man can shut. This kind of goes back to what I said about a previous quote, whether we realize it or not, there is always something that WE did to place ourselves in the situations we are in. Sometimes we actually have to backtrack to find out when was it that we did something that we should not have done or did not do something that we should have done that could have led us to this point. I can boldly admit that there was a time when I was so caught up in enjoying living the good life that my time spent with God did decrease. It didn't become obsolete, but it did decrease and I often think that maybe that is why certain things started going wrong in my life. He should take precedence over any other "good things" we have going on in our lives. Not putting him first can cause those "good things" to disappear within the blink of an eye.

The Status Of My Site For The Next Several Days


Hey everyone. Hope you all are doing great. Just wanted to let you guys know what I have in mind for site updates over the next several days. I plan on doing a regular update this evening/night, consisting of several postings. Thursday is my b-day, so I might take a little time to post a "quote for the day" pertaining to birthday/age. With the exception of posting this particular quote on that day, I will be taking a temporary break from updating my site to enjoy my b-day weekend. My site will be back in action mid next week. If I have any downtime I will use this time to visit other blog sites. Just wanted to fill everyone in so there won't be any thoughts floating around that something is wrong on my end. Being left out in the dark is not a good feeling, so I try not to be the cause of others experiencing this.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Quote For The Day

Quote for the day:

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

~Dr. Seuss

Source: www.quotegarden.com

A well known quote, but the truthfuless from it still remains. Some people feel the need to slightly change themselves to impress people who don't even like them for who they really are. I have learned over the years that you can't aim to make everyone like you. If they can't like you for you, then you don't need them.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

3 Scorned Women

If you mess with one scorned woman, you're bound to get burned. If you mess with two, things could really get ugly. But what happens when you mess with three?

An unidentified married Wisconsin man who was dating three women at the same time found out the hard way that it can only mean trouble. After finding out that the same Casanova had been courting them all simultaneously, Michelle Belliveau, Wendy Sewell and Therese Ziemann allegedly lured the man to a local motel room to seek revenge.

Police say Ziemann kicked off the plan, convincing the man to voluntarily agree to be bound and blindfolded with the promise of a massage. But instead, police say, she cut off his underwear and sent a text message to the other women to enter the room. "This wasn't a spur of the moment type of event in that all of the participants in the complaint and in the information provided were part and parcel of this plan," said Ken Krantz, the district attorney of Calumet County, Wis.

When the women came into the room, they allegedly attacked him and applied Krazy Glue to sensitive body parts. Reports show that they asked the victim which woman he loved more, which one he wanted to grow old with, slapped him in the face and then said, "Can you handle that?" The man was finally released after he started screaming, and police say the women fled with his cell phone, wallet and car.

So, how did the trio find out about each other? Police say it was the man's wife who informed them of the love quad. As for his alleged attackers, the newspaper said Ziemann was charged with being a party to false imprisonment, fourth-degree sexual assault and misdemeanor battery. Sewell and Belliveau were charged with being a party to false imprisonment
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Source: abcnews.go.com

Wow. These men who cheat need to stop thinking that they will get away with cheating. Sooner or later they will get caught. I mean they should know by now that women are nothing but undercover investigators and they have ways of finding out things. Lol. I have said this before and I will say it again; If you are no longer happy being with your wife, husband, or significant other, the best decision would be to seek marriage/couple counseling or divorce/break-up. Rather that than be unfaithful.

Celebrity Seed


Nicole Parker, Boris Kodjoe, and their two beautiful children. I think they are such a lovely family. My heart goes out to them though because their daughter, who is only 3 years old, is diagnosed with Spina Bifida (a developmental birth defect involving the neural tube: incomplete closure of the embryonic neural tube results in an incompletely formed spinal cord). I know it must be hard for any parent to have to watch their child fight any type of serious illness. Thankfully it has been reported that she is doing better since having a major surgery done back in 2005.

9 Simple Things Women Want

9 Simple Things Women Want:

1. Respect - You don't have to agree with all that we say or do, but try to honor our opinions as valuable contributions.

2. Romance - Date nights, physical affection in the car, kissing like when we first started dating -- all of the things that made us fall in love with you don't have to stop just because now there are bills to pay, a house to be cleaned, and kids to be bathed.

3. Time - We understand relationships can't be all wine and roses; simply making the time to be with us and treating us like your top priority says "love" more than all the fancy gifts and lovely letters ever could.

4. Dinner - You may not be good at cooking and you may not know how to boil water. But greeting us at the door after a long day with fish sticks (or whatever you can wrastle up) makes us swoon, because it shows that you've been thinking about us and our hectic day.

5. Communication - Women are vocal creatures. We know you love us, but it's nice to hear you say it, too.

6.Consistency - This doesn't mean be boring and predictable. It means that we know you will (usually -- no one is perfect!) give us the love and support we need.

7. Engagement - Of the mental kind, not the "I'm getting married in the morning" kind. You don't have to like everything we like (we might be a little concerned if you do), but showing interest in our passions.

8. Humor and Humility - These two tend to go hand in hand. This doesn't mean that you have to crack jokes or entertain us, but just being able to laugh at yourself is enough. Guys who take themselves too seriously bring everyone down.

9. Challenge - Not the kind that makes a relationship constant work, but the good kind that surprises and motivates us to do, be, or achieve what we desire.

Source: dating.personals.yahoo.com

Note: Elaboration on each point is a piece taken from the article. Sometime later, I will create a new post elaborating on each point from my perspective. Be on the look out.

Quote For The Day

Quote for the day:

When I can look Life in the eyes,Grown calm and very coldly wise,Life will have given me the Truth,And taken in exchange - my youth.

~Sara Teasdale

Source: http://www.quotegarden.com/

This quote basically sums up the thoughts that are traveling across my mind on a regular basis. My B-day is coming up on August 6 and I will be 24 years old. Although I know I'm blessed to see another year because so many don't receive this opportunity, sometimes I still think about how I wish life could just stand still. Stand still while I'm able to get my life where I want it to be. Stand still while I am able to complete my Bachelor's degree. Stand still while I'm able to start my career in HR Management. Stand still while I'm able to get my finances in order. Stand still while I'm able to create my own family. I often think about how long it's taking me to get to where I'm trying to be, while in the meantime, I'm getting older and older. It seems like it wasn't long ago that I was 19 years old, fresh out of my mother's nest and ready to explore the world. Back then, probably like a lot of other teens, I had my life pretty much planned out. I was suprised all hell when I was faced with a lot of unexpected curve balls, leaving me with a delay in accomplishing several future goals. Thus far, I feel as though I'm a woman approaching age 24 in less than a week and I only accomplished a couple of the goals that I set out when I was younger. I probably wouldn't feel half as bad if I know that my hard work actually pays off, but it seems like that has not been the case with me. I try so hard, bustin my behind off trying to get things accomplished and do the right things, but things still don't work out in my favor. And when things finally do turn around and I'm happy, as the quote says, my youth will no longer exist and I will know the truth about life.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Homeless Receives An All Paid Trip Back Home

It's a startling way to solve New York City's very real problem. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration is offering one-way tickets to homeless people to send them back to their original home towns. The program, which has been in operation since 2007, has sent people back to Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Puerto Rico and even Paris. Sometimes the travel comes with big price tags like $2,500 to go to South Africa. Bloomberg has defended the controversial program, saying relocation is much less expensive than spending up to $36,000 per year to keep a homeless family in a shelter. "This saves taxpayers of New York an enormous amount of money," Bloomberg said. "Also keep in mind nobody's forcing these people to go. They want to go."

Source: abcnews.go.com

Okay, I must say I was suprised at this news article on Good Morning America. I actually have mixed thoughts about it. One part of me is applauding the Mayor's administration team for wanting to be a humanitarian by offering a lending hand to help others who are in need, but also trying to find ways to cut back so they can help the city as a whole too. Then another part of me feels like this is just another idea that is not well thought out, providing individuals with a new way to get over. Although the people sitting in these offices are portrayed to be very intelligent with degrees on top of degrees, I sometimes wonder. Maybe the problem is.......how does that old saying goes, they are book smart, but not common sense smart. My reason for saying that is because it seems to never fail that people who have no college education (possibly not even their h.s. diploma) always seem to find someway to beat the system. I mean, we already know that there are people out on the street all across the country "pretending so they can start getting." Whose to say that these people who suppose to be homeless are not homeless at all, but instead trying to get over so they can get a free trip to visit who in the hell ever. Why pay for something when you can get it for free? That's the mentality of Americans in today's society. The same thing goes for all of these government assistance programs. It seems like people are taking advantage of the various types of help that is available. And instead of these programs being offered to the ones who are trying hard to help themselves, but are experiencing a rough time and not able to go out and pay for their medical expenses, go out there and pay for their food, etc, they offer to help the ones who are straight up not trying because they don't give a damn. All they want to do is think of a way that will make them eligible to get more than what they already have. OMG, I can go on and on and on about this topic, but this is already long as is and I have other stuff to post. I will end saying this, I just really hope that the money invested in this program is not blindly going to waste. I might just create another blog dedicated to this subject alone in the future, I'' have to wait and see.

Celebrity Seeds

Rapper Jim Jones recently celebrated his son Joseph’s birthday at Space Odyssey in NJ.
Angie Martinez celebrated her son Niko’s sixth birthday at the same place.
All I have to say is those are two handsome little boys. It really melts my heart when I see a father spending quality child with their child(ren).



USPS To Reduce The Number Of Days Mail Is Delivered.....

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday added the Postal Service to its list of high-risk federal agencies in need of change. The post office has been struggling with a sharp decline in mail volume as people and businesses switch to e-mail both for personal contact and bill paying. The agency is facing a nearly $7 billion potential loss this fiscal year despite a 2-cent increase in the price of stamps in May, and cuts in staff. "There are serious and significant structural financial challenges currently facing the Postal Service," the GAO said. "New technology is profoundly affecting services in both the private and public sectors, including traditional mail delivery. Compounded by the current recession, the volume of mail being sent is dropping substantially," Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general, said in a statement. The report called on the Postal Service to work with Congress and other organizations to develop and implement a restructuring plan. He said that "every major postal policy, from employee pay, to days of delivery, to the closing of postal facilities must be on the table. Without major change, the day will soon come when the Postal Service will be unable to pay its bills...." The GAO report said the key short-term goal is to cut expenses quickly enough to offset mail volume and revenue declines to avoid running out of cash to pay its expenses. Postal officials have said the agency could run out of cash in September.

Source: finance.yahoo.com

I don't know why, but when I first read the article, I was thinking that they may take out a day or two from the Mon-Fri work week. I immediately thought, wow, things really are not getting any better, but instead they are getting worst. However, I spoke to my supervisor about it, who heard about this as well, and she informed me that they are considering no longer having Saturday mail delivery, which is not as bad as I thought. The article is true though, people are not getting as much mail as they use to. So I guess I can see why they would go this route to help cut expenses. I rather them do that, than go up on stamps every couple of months. Lol. In addition, they made the decision to remove the stamp machine out of the lobby area. Now if people want to purchase a stamp, they have to go inside and wait in that long line. I'm not sure if they started doing this everywhere, but I know they have started this where I currently live and in my hometown. So to avoid having to wait in a really long line just to buy a $.44 stamp, it's best to just buy a book of stamps.

Quote For The Day

Good morning everyone. I hope everyone is having an excellent week thus far. I can't believe it's Thursday already. Time really does fly. I put off updates yesterday because there wasn't much going on in news for me to post. I was kinda thinking about posting some of my recent thoughts, but to be honest they are all over the place. If I was to place all my thoughts into one category though, all of them would fit into the category of "life." My life. Past, present, and future. Ups and downs. Laughter and tears. Achievements and failures. Excitements and disappointments. All of which led me to browse quotes about life and I so happen to come across an AMAZING quote that basically sums up what this 4 letter word really is.

Quote for the day:

WHAT IS LIFE?
Life is an Adventure ... Dare it
Life is a Beauty ... Praise it
Life is a Challenge ... Meet it
Life is a Duty ... Perform it
Life is a Love ... Enjoy it
Life is a Tragedy ... Face it
Life is a Struggle ... Fight it
Life is a Promise .... Fulfill it
Life is a Game ... Play it
Life is a Gift ... Accept it
Life is a Journey ... Complete it
Life is a Mystery ... Unfold it
Life is a Goal ... Achieve it
Life is an Opportunity ... Take it
Life is a Puzzle ... Solve it
Life is a Song ... Sing it
Life is a Sorrow ... Overcome it
Life is a Spirit ... Realize it

Anonymous

Source: http://www.quoteland.com/

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Quote For The Day

Quote for the day:

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.

Robert Fritz

Source: www.quotationspage.com

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Celebrity Seed



Tameka Foster w/ little Usher and his big brothers (who are not Usher's). Usher it ain't no denying that baby.

Internships/Externships Helping Job Seekers

One way to feel better about accounting for your time is to consider an adult internship, also called an externship. These are unpaid part-time positions to get a foot in the door in the business or industry of your choice. You can gain a new skill or enhance existing ones. This is also a chance to close a gap in unemployment by providing valuable experience for your resume. In addition to seeing firsthand the highs and lows of a particular line of work, you may build contacts and develop relationships that will prove valuable when you ultimately seek a paid positionby providing valuable experience for your resume. In addition to seeing firsthand the highs and lows of a particular line of work, you may build contacts and develop relationships that will prove valuable when you ultimately seek a paid position.

Source: abcnews.go.com

Above is a piece of an article on Good Morning America that I saw, there was also a video attached with the article. Watching the video kinda reassured me that I'm taking the proper steps to help me get started on my career path. I'm going to school right now for Business Mgmt. with a concentration in HR. My goal is to at least obtain an entry level position at a prestigious company and work my way up to the top to become a Human Resource Manager. I have a little less than a year left before I obtain my B.S.B.A in Bus. Mgmt and my HR Certificate. Being that I have no job experience in HR, it is really hard to receive an opportunity to prove myself to any company's HR department. They want experience, even for the entry level positions. I know if I don't obtain some type of experience before I start seeking an HR job after I graduate, it would be dang near impossible to get one. I know that if I apply for a job with the minimum requirement having a Bachelor's Degree, then the only thing the degree will do is help me get an interview. After the interview I don't stand a chance against my competitors who have Bachelor's degrees and plenty of HR experience. So I made the decision to apply for an HR internship position and fortunately I was granted it. Now that I'm about 3 weeks away from the completion of my internship, I really do see how much it has benefited my career. I have gained so much skills and knowledge in this field. The hands on experience is wonderful. Also, I recieved an opportunity to prove how much of a great worker I am, which gives me a leg up when it comes to available positions being posted to the public. As posted in the article above, this is going to look great on my resume. I am very happy that I decided to take this route and I honestly believe it will help me in my search for a job in HR.

Quote For The Day

Hello all. Hope everyone had a good day. Sorry I'm late getting my quote for the day posted. I usually try to do it in the mornings, but today was a hectic morning. It's better late than never though.

Quote for the day:

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

Anatole France

Source: www.quoteland.com

Another amazing quote. All of the above MUST be taken place in order to accomplish great things. I really want to pay close attention to the "believe" part. A lot of times people do all of the above, except believe. Faith is the main thing needed to turn things around in your favor. You not only have to have a dream that I'm gonna be a doctor one day, but you also have to take the necessary action to become a doctor, and believe and tell yourself that, "Hey, I'm really gonna be a doctore one day." Then patiently await and watch your dream come true.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Maxwell On Good Morning America

Absolutely love this song. Maxwell, "Pretty Wings."


Quote For The Day

Good morning everyone. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mines was very good. Unfortunately, now it's time to get back to the work week. So let's start this one off on the right foot by trying to remain positive.

Quote for the day:

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

Anonymous

Source: www.quoteland.com

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Quote For The Day

Quote For The Day:

"It seems to me that the best relationships, the ones that last, are frequently the ones rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than the night before, like a switch has been flicked somewhere, and the person who was just a friend is suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with."

Jeffrey Bell

Source: www.quoteland.com

***Site will be updated late this evening or tomorrow***

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Quote For The Day

Quote For The Day:

"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so."

-Ray Stannard Baker [David Grayson]

Source: http://www.quoteland.com/

The quote is self explanatory. You never know when it will be your last day on this earth, so why take the chance of leaving here without letting the people whom you love dearly know this? I really picked this one because this is definitely something I need to work on, but I know along with myself there are others who are in the same boat.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and be safe!!!
P.S. New updates coming very soon

Friday, July 24, 2009

Quote For The Day

Good morning everyone. Unfortunately, I was not able to really update yesterday due to the fact that I had family in town, along with the normal routine of working and interning. So I can say when I finally did get home I was extremely tired. So I'm gonna try to update as much as I can while they are here, but I can't make any promises. Y'all know how it is when family visits. Lol. I do want to welcome all of my new followers. Thank y'all so much for following me and I really hope you do enjoy my site, as I am enjoying yours. Along with updating my own site, I really look forward to checking out updates to sites I am following. Well, I hope everyone enjoy this lovely Friday. Yay, it's the weekend!!!!

Quote For The Day:

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

I want to quickly add my 2 cents to the quote before I head off to work. This quote can apply to so many areas of our lives, but you know the first one that came to mind when I saw it? Relationships. There are so many times that we become involved with a person who we fall absolutely in love with, but as the relationship progress you realize that things are becoming different between the two of you. Whether it's the fact that your mate is changing or you are changing. Either way, things are not the same. Some people have a hard time of letting go of something that is no longer there and this can be while you are still in the relationship with the person or out of the relationship. The point is of the matter is that the very same thing that made you fall in love with that person is no longer there. So sometimes individuals try to hold on to that person in hope that things will get better sooner or later and it never does. We as human beings grow. We grow individually, we sometimes grow together, and unfortunately we sometimes grow APART. Holding on to a dead relationship will only make things harder on you. You will either end up cheating or feeling miserable while you are staying faithful to the person you are in the relationship with. 9 times out of 10, the first option occurs. If it's no longer there, let that person go and move on to somebody else. People it is possible to fall in love and out of love many times. As far as past relationships go, although it may be hard trying to get over a person. You have to let them go. Stop dwelling on the past and thinking about all the good times you two shared and FORGETTING the things that led the two of you to break up in the first place. It is GONE and still trying to cling on to a relationship that no longer exists or trying to think of ways to recreate it, will only result in you recreating the mess that you end up leaving him or her for in the first place.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quote For The Day

Quote For The Day:

Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.

Democritus

Source: http://www.inspirational-quotes.info/


Oh my goodness, when I saw this quote I fell in love with it. So many of us seem to find something or someone to blame for our unpleasant circumstances. Not really thinking about how something we did or did not do could have led up to this point. A lot of times it's not even our recent actions, it could very well be past actions. Either way, 9 times out of 10 if we were to trace back all of our actions prior to our unpleasant circumstances, we will come to realization that we are the ones that caused our own problems. A huge problem in today's society is that so many people refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. Whether it's problem with our jobs, significant others, finances, children, school, peers, etc. Just like the quote states, these things happen because mistakes that we make. Whether it's a mistake in choosing who we want to be in a relationship with, a mistake choosing the wrong job, a mistake in not managing our money properly, and the list goes on. The important thing though is that we accept responsibility for our actions, learn from our mistakes, and make sure that we don't repeat the same mistakes in the future.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day today. Smooches :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Congrats Kelis & Nas On New Baby


Kelis has given birth to a baby boy, whom she has called Knight. The child was born yesterday (July 21) in New York City.
Source: www.nme.com

Quote For The Day

Quote For The Day:

The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think.

James Beattie

Source: http://www.inspirational-quotes.info/

Celebrity Seed


Wow. Picture of deceased rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's son.
*For those of you not familiar with the rapper, his name was actually Ol' Dirty Bastard, I was not calling him that just to be calling him that*
Source: http://www.blackcelebkids.com/

Child Beauty Pageants........Positive or Negative?








There are soooooo many more children, like the ones above, whose parents enter them into these "Little Miss Beauty Pageants" regularly. Would you consider this as a positive or negative? Do you feel as if these parents are trying to re-live their youth through their kids? True indeed, these are not my children and the parents reserve the right to enter their children into pageants if they choose, who am I to advise another person what they should or should not be doing with their children..........................However, this still does not change the fact that I'm entitled to my own opinion. One of my issues with the children pageants is that they seem to be more geared towards making these little children (I said children, not teenagers) look like little grown women. Another issue is that I feel like a child should receive an opportunity to be a child. I think it's ridiculous how some parents place a huge amount of pressure on their little children to win these pageants. Some time ago I saw a documentary about these pageants and what the children had to go through and I was in disbelief. Disbelief that their parents would pull them away from enjoying playdates with friends, going to amusement parks, running around at playgrounds, going to the zoo, watching movies at the theatre, going to the library, etc., just so they can practice non-stop on how they will perform at the pageant. In real life, we don't have a stop watch to stop time. Time isn't placed on hold for anyone and the more children are spending time in these pageants, the less time they are spending enjoying their youth.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quote For The Day

Good morning everyone. I want to start off by thanking everyone who stopped by and checked my site out. To all of my followers, y'all are amazing. To anyone who isn't following them already, please check their site out, just click under the section titled "members" and you should be redirected to the site of your choice. All of them have great content on their sites.

Just wanted to inform all of my readers that today I probably will not get a chance to update my site until late tonight and even then it probably will not be much of an update. I anticipate having a long and exhausting day because I will literally be going from one place to another. I will be starting off the morning at work, from there I will go to my internship, and from there I will be heading out to perform at poetry night........only receiving about an hour break in between all. So I know whenever I do get settled in I will be pretty tired. I just wanted to put this out there in case the thought of "no updates?" crosses anyone minds. Thanks in advance for being patient.......................Now moving right along, the below quote is something that is soooooo true. I believe that many people, including myself have a tendency of focusing on our disappointments that we often miss new opportunities that are presented to us to replace our disappointments. Don't dwell on the disappointments because things will get better if you just adopt a positive mindset regarding the great things that will come your way in the future. I hope everyone have a GREAT DAY. Smooches :)

Quote for the day:

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

Source: http://www.inspirational-quotes.info/