Sunday, December 13, 2009
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.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
"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.
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
Monday, September 7, 2009
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.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
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
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.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
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
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!!!
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 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.
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
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Quote for the day:
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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.
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.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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:
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
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
Quote for the day:
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
Sunday, July 26, 2009
"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."
***Site will be updated late this evening or tomorrow***
Saturday, July 25, 2009
"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so."
-Ray Stannard Baker [David Grayson]
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:
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
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
Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.
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
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
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.