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.
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.


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

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.
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:
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."

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, 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.


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.


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.


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.

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.



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


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


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.


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


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.