Jan 29, 2009
On another note, a co-worker of mine has been questioning people about her stapler! I try to not write about work related stuff but this really blew me. We are grown ass people. Who steals staplers? Talk about having a movie hit home... I was sitting at my desk laughing. She went on about this for 2 days and ended up taking someone else's stapler, writing her name on it, and daring anyone to question her. To make matters worse she's in her 30s. *sigh* People really should find some damn business!
Dried Papaya = Good
Fresh Papaya = Disgusting
Jan 28, 2009
**sidenote: does anyone else think that the relationship between Ailea and her 50-something boyfriend is a strange mixture of creepy/cute?? He insists on them having an emotional connection and they have not been physical with one another yet. It's funny to watch him be kinda old. He comes over and just wants to lay around and talk! lol...**
While out eating, Joey (Real World Hollywood) walks by and Ashley flips into groupie mode (Real World castmates get groupies??? I'm puzzled by this...) She gives him her number and they end up hooking up later at the club and then the house. She insists that they didn't have sex because she "thinks he has a girlfriend" but that they did "pretty much everything else"... she then turns to the camera and says "Hi Joey's Girlfriend" and waves. Wow. The girls host a casino night at their house which threw me for a loop since the only people that seemed to come were Kevin (the 50-something guy Ailea met online and has been dating) and Greg (the miniature, muscle head that Amber M. has been hanging with). This was one of the most boring casino nights I've ever seen. Halfway thru the casino night diasaster, Ashley makes an announcement that they're going to Vegas the next morning. Everyone is really excited and for good reason... they get a chance to drink and party in Vegas and get out of their house!!!
Real Housewives of OC - It must be said that Jeana has the rudest sons ever. Those kids need to not just be slapped across the face (as Vicki suggested) but like, completely knocked out!!! While in Chicago, Vicki and Jeana went to her oldest son Shane's minor league baseball game (Kane County Cougars). Shane was a total prick to his mother and Vicki and with a few colorful words let them know that he didn't want them there. I just want to say that it's a sad thing to watch someone be mistreated by their kids. I think that Jeana created little monsters by allowing her estranged husband to treat her so poorly for so many years. These children grew up in that dysfunction and are repeating what they saw. Back in Orange County, the women are doing the typical things OC housewives do - play tennis, host cocktail parties, take your parents to get a face lift.. the usual. I am starting to like Lynne more and more. Her and Gretchen really balance out the other housewives and are a great addition to the show. The rest of the show was kind of a blur of pointless, random things... but like always, you can read more in their blogs
Jan 27, 2009
I read an article in the Chicago Tribune yesterday that said the CTA puts a lot of pressure on their drivers to stay on schedule, etc... but they need to make sure that they're setting realistic goals because people's lives are valuable and drivers need to be safe.
I'm still undecided as to whether or not I'll formally make a complaint against the driver but for the time being here's a badge number: CTA #36340. If you come across this driver keep your eyes peeled on the road and stay alert. He may have just been having an off day (as we're all humans and entitled to that) but I want to give everyone a heads up!
Winter must be coming to a close end because Beyonce has gone back blonde!!! Most people go dark in the winter and light in the summer... and I'm a fan of darker hair but it's nice to see our girl Beyonce getting out of her hair rut (rocking the basic, boring bump she's been doing lately... I liked it at first but was over it pretty quickly). Spotted at the LAX airport, Beyonce was rocking a cute pair of jeans, heels, a tee and jacket. I like this look. It's casual and laid back but still hot. I hope B keeps her hair like this for a while (or at the very least decides to keep switching things up with any of her gorgeous lace fronts).
Daddy's Girls - This show has officially lost me. I had it on but I barely watched. From the bits and pieces I saw, I was able to conclude that as part of her research for an upcoming movie role Vanessa went speed dating. It seemed like she was extremely turned off by all of the guys that she met. Angela was on a different mission trying to be a biker chick. As a result of buying a pair of black biker boots, she decided to shop around for a bike with her cousin Jessica. Vanessa leaked this information back to their parents and Rev Run hopped on a plane and came to Cali. Long story short, Angela doesn't get a bike. (did anyone actually believe she'd be on one?) This was yet another waste of an episode. I feel like outside of weaves, nail polish and clothes... I have no reason to watch.
Jan 25, 2009
One look at this photo and I get all warm and fuzzy inside. Love is a beautiful thing and having an outstanding example of love, especially BLACK love, on display in the white house truly inspires me. It has been quite some time since we as Americans have had displays of affection (in the white house) for all of us to feast our eyes on. President Bush (both of them) didn't touch their wives and as for President Clinton, well... we know he was touching everyone BUT his wife. I am thrilled to see a couple that not only balances careers and children... but all the while manages to stay completely smitten with one another. This is not only a beautiful moment in history but for love too!
Jan 23, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
While I'm on my little rant let me just throw out a few other products that I think we could all do without:
1. Official Dirty Dancing workout dvd
Jan 19, 2009
The City - Tonight's episode was extremely disappointing for me. It started out with Olivia and her Nevan talking about how he needs to get a "real 9 to 5" and a place to stay - as he has been crashing on couches. Ever the great cousin, she tells him that he can stay as long as he NEVER has girls over unless she approves ... and the most important - no girls wearing her clothes.
And I must thank my friends that have been making this vacation tons of fun....
(L-R) Me, Sami Jo, LaRicia, Kristin, Jessica, Kym and Reva
And of course my BFFs Jessica (above) and LaRicia (below)
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
Thanks to being back in action with my blackberry I was able to snap a few pics. My favorite is when after getting off of the bus we passed him standing outside and he looked like some tragic victim of photoshop. Everyone else is bundled up except for him.
Now, I don't know this guy's story or why in the world he was prancing around town like this but to make this story a little heartwarming it does encourage you to donate some clothes - especially during the winter months. I have 2 big bags of things to take to Goodwill and urge everyone to follow suit. We must all do our part to try and prevent instances like this hot mess from walking the streets!
Jan 12, 2009
Please note the hideous braid/twist thing that drives me insane!!!
Daddy's Girls - I'm still holding onto the hope that this show is going to magically get really good. This episode wasn't really about anything. Yes, Vanessa and Angela were slightly overbearing and foreceful with their attempt to make their cousin over, but her storming out of the salon was over the top. If Angela and Vanessa wanted to pay for my weave and clothes for a makeover I'd be all smiles! Alycia was going back and forth with some guy they kept referring to as "skinny jeans" and feeling as though she broke "the code" (going back to a loser guy after you've drained your friends talking about how wack he is) Angela went to a spy store to get gadgets and gizmos to spy on her. It was a really immature thing to me and a waste of money. My friends go back and forth with guys all the time but best believe I'm not going to a spy shop to drop cash on BS gadgets. What else - - Jessica was all "Team Alycia" and sent Angela and Vaness on a send off mission to Catalina as a form of "payback". Ummm...yeah, this was another pointless part of the show. Things are starting to look grim but I really want this show to improve. I'm a fan of the sisters (or maybe slightly envious of the lifestyle they lead...or their ability to change up their weaves at the drop of a dime...lol)... nevertheless, I'm hoping next week's episode doesn't disappoint.
Jan 11, 2009
This photograph of Drew Barrymore's dress didn't do it any justice. On camera she had an amazing glow and bounce in her step. I thought that this was the perfect choice for her.
Eva Mendes is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. She's an underrated actress but she definitely stood out in this white gown. The huge bow would have overpowered most but she pulled this look off.
Jan 10, 2009
1. Tell the truth - Of course you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but you have to be honest. If it wasn't that great, you didn't climax, etc...put it out there.
2. Ask for what you want - You can't really complain about your sex life is you're not vocalizing what it is that you want. You have to throw your spouse a bone. Nobody is a mind reader...ask and you shall receive.
3. Let Go - Dr. Berman stressed the need to let go of any negative messages you've heard about sex (i.e. "good girls don't do this", etc...)
4. See the Doctor - Dr. Berman suggested that if you think there's a real problem you shouldn't hesitate to see your doctor. Most medical issues can be fixed.
5. Make your sex life a priority - Even though planned sexual encounters can seem unromantic, Dr. Berman urged that relying on spontaneity doesn't work in long term relationships. If you plan to set aside at least one or two days a week that will be focused on building and nurturing your sex life, you will start to notice changes in other areas as well.
Jan 9, 2009
I've come to terms that the CTA provides countless moments of entertainment and I've learned to make the most out of my daily rides by taking in the sights and sounds of my fellow passengers...they never disappoint.
Today as we approached Michigan/Balbo, I looked out the window and noticed a guy standing at the bus stop...rolling a cigarette. Really? What year is it? People still roll cigarettes...at the bus stop? On a cold winter day during a snow storm? I was beyond baffled. Not to mention this guy had to be in his mid/late 60s and was still stuck in some 70s time warp.
With the cold temps I've tried my best to ignore the flashy furs that men throw on. After my bus ride to work this morning I must draw the line. I walked onto the bus and observed a guy - he stood out for all the wrong reasons. First, I noticed his eyes...he was rocking green contacts. (insert my eye roll here...dark skinned guys and colored contacts is wrong). He was rocking a brown "fur" (it was fake) and his nails...well, he had a full acrylic set with an American manicure. I tried to stop myself from laughing - - it was extremely hard. I wish the nightmare stopped there...but get this, he was also rocking a COCKTAIL ring on his left hand ring finger. I understand metro sexual. I like metro sexual...but this was something completely different. I don't know what it's called but it must be stopped.
Men - keep wearing your furs, rock your colored contacts (though I may throw up in my mouth) but please leave the acrylic nails and cocktails rings to the ladies. There's no need to play dress up...at 10am...on the CTA. Obviously you're on your way somewhere but it's not a good look.
**sidenote: Maybe he worked at the Forever21 on Michigan/Grand. All the guys that work there are, ummm fierce? lol...**
Jan 8, 2009
Jan 7, 2009
Where am I going with this? I think everyone just needs to take some time out and embrace themselves for who they are, flaws included. We are our own worst critics but you need to learn to be your own cheerleader as well!