Monday, August 29, 2005

VMA's was Wack!!!!!!

Okay, I know everyone is complaining, but I got the right to do so too. What was that last night? "The All About SEAN Show". (I'm not falling into that DIDDY trap...damn it, he's SEAN) Ole' boy is trully stuck on himself. Alright all of y'all who when to Mount St. Michael with SEAN....was he that stuck on himself? I was so sick of seeing him I was literally nauseous. And did you see him once again pimping the late B.I.G.? I think Suge getting shot was a ploy to keep his azz from the show. He would have flipped seeing Bad Boy & Snoop all in the family. I was waiting for Dr. Dre to pop out.

Who told R Kelly to do that tired dramatized nonsence. I wanted him to go back in the closet when he actually tricked me into watching that mess on BET last month. A already can't stand the brotha. I think I have given him more than enough attention than he deserves.

And who's idea was it to have simulations of ejaculations fountains all over the theatre. That was truly a male produced show.

Did you see Lil' Jon & Snoop try to cop a feel on their co-presenters. Ladies wear rat traps in your girdles next time.

The only thing that was cool was the fact that almost everyone was dressed to the nine. Even Lil' Kim looked slightly classy. I guess Jessica Simpson missed the memo...or her & Ashley had a cat fight prior to walking out. I can't see Nick letting ol' girl walk out the door w/that train wreck on.

The hosts for the After Show had absolutely nothing to say. That's a first! They were so drunk at the pre-show that by the time the After Show took place maybe they were just lethargic & hungover. ...Not!

Over all the writers & developers all need to be fired. MTV don't have SEAN host again.

Friday, August 26, 2005

American Woman in Angst: Something amiss

Girl Crushes?

What is this so called new phemonenon? Girl Crushes? WTF? .....What is this sudden interests in girl on girl attraction? Okay I guess this gives me the opportunity to admit mine.

I have had this crush for years. At least 10 years. My girl crush is:

RUPAUL!

I have always loved her style, her height and her shape. She is just fabulous......Wait a minute! RU is a man in real life right?

So much for me jumping on the bandwagon of girl crushes, huh?

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

Okay, so now this holy terror is bearing my name. At least part of my name. All I know is, if I had real contol of this storm, it would not be flying over South Florida. I have a few direct locations I would probably hit.
Any Hoo...I will be out of commission for a few days.

Pray for us.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Change

Has any one just felt like they need a change in their life?

Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Powerful Me

(The Children’s chant)

I am Powerful.
I can provoke change in the world.
I will not allow you, or anyone to
stand in my way, to my goal of positivism.
I am an educated and a powerful being,
and you cannot stop me:
The Powerful Me.

By Trina Slade-Burks

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Black Butterfly Tees


We came across several more Black Butterfly t-shirts.
The illustration is by Anthony Burks and the poem is by JohnDre Jennings a.k.a Black Butterfly
Please contact me if you are interested. It is printed on oatmeal colored XL ladies Beefy Tee. See the poem that is feature on the back.

Through Her Eyes She
Coordinates Excellence
Nature & Beauty Are One
She Sees Everything And Is
The Replication Of Perfection
She Does Not Need Those
Two Eyes Cause She Sees
Through the All Seeing Eye
While Nature is Born
You Take Me Through Many
Evolutions Asking Me To Be
Peaceful You And I Are One
So I Say

Brotha, are you crazy!

Okay I'm a former New Yorker living in Florida who refuses to drive because I am terrified of the cotton heads who can barely see over the steering wheel or the spoiled teens who have no concept of speed. So I take the unreliable Palmtran buses.

Okay unlike New York, men who take public transportation or rides a bike are typically losers. They either have a suspended license, no car, no job and no clue. Only 23% may actually have a legit reason for taking public transportation. These would be:

  1. they live in another county and their vehicles are at the train station in their county
  2. they work for the city, county or state
  3. they are a student
  4. they are new in town
  5. they are a tourist
  6. they are elderly and shouldn't be driving
Anything else, they are losers.
Okay this brotha walk up to me; he had to be about 29-30; his shorts were big and baggy like he was 16 hanging off his butt exposing his tighty whities, his shirt was wrinkled, he was wearing Lugz boots in 97 degree weather and he was chewing his gum like a cow chews cud, and he obviously had no destination.
He walk up to me, which was already a bad move, and says..."hey Miss, how u doin'?"....Alright my first thought was brotha I am hot, I need to get to work and why are you out here in the middle of the day instead of being at a job. But I barely cracked a smile and said. "Alright". My lack of interest didn't scare him away.
He asks "So you want to hang out some time?"
Me "Like where?"
Brotha says, "we can hang at your crib"......Then I said "I doubt my husband would want some dude without a job hanging at our house except my 9 year old and my 12 year old."
Ya think that would have scared him off. Oh no! He's like, " Oh so you are married? How long?
Now I'm really irritated...Why does this guy think I want to talk. "14 years"
He's like, "Wow, that's a long time. You don't sound like you come from here. Where you from?"
"New York"
" How long you been UP here?"
Dumb brotha doesn't know he lives down here. "14 YEARS!"
"Oh so you got married and moved here?"
"YUP!"
His dumb azz looks at my right hand where my high school ring is and asks, "So where is your ring?"
I quickly hold up my left fist up to expose my heart shaped ring w/the anniversary ring.
" Oh okay" He smiles and "It was nice talkin to ya"...And he walks away.
That's all I had to do? Hold up my damn fist! I should have did that shit at the beginning, huh!

Monday, August 15, 2005

Back to work

Although I really like my job I wish I had an extra week to myself. Just to get my head together.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Fried Chicken


My husband gave up fried foods. Uggghhh!
Now I am craving Fried Chicken. Real, homemade, crispy fried chicken!!!!!!

I just don't know

I can always figure out ways to solve others problems. Why can't I do the same for me. I finally love my career. Plans for the house are coming along. Yet I feel trapped. Something is still incomplete. I am still not where I want to be in life. Almost 40 and my life is nowhere where it should be.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Help the cause @ our reunion for Jill Wilson-Hamlett

We are hosting a fundraiser in the name of Jill Wilson-Hamlett who we lost to cancer this past May. The will be collecting a scholarship for her two sons as well as give a donation to our other sponsor ACS.

If you are interested in supporting our event contact me for more information.

If you wish to bid to be a major sponsor click the link.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5605822136

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JILL GABRIELLE WILSON - HAMLETT, A celebration of life: Jill Gabrielle Wilson Hamlet February 25, 1969- April 27, 2005 Kind, nice, loving, caring, thoughtful, brave, courageous, noble, understanding, adoring, helpful, beautiful, supportive and strong. These are the words Nathaniel uses to describe his mom. Jill Gabrielle Wilson Hamlett is a model of how to let God lead the way to a life filled with love. She is an example of how fulfilling life can be if we focus on the opportunities God promises and not the obstacles life presents. While Jill Hamlett's body finally gave out, her spirit never did. During her time on this earth, wherever she went, Jill sprinkled the world with seeds of kindness and compassion that bore the fruits of love. She taught us more than we could ever teach her and she left a template of how to always be the best that we can be. Jill's legacy will be carried on by her husband Reginald Hamlett and her children Nathaniel Christian and Joshua Gabriel; her mother Judith Wilson, her brother Craig Wilson and sister Traci Wilson; her maternal grandmother Dorothy Ayers; her sisters and brothers-in-law; her five nieces and one nephew and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her father Franklin Wilson and grandfather William Ayers.
Published: Monday, May 2nd, 2005

I Played the Maid

Danitra Vance (July 13, 1954 - August 21, 1994) was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1986. She was the second female African American member of SNL (the first was Yvonne Hudson, who appeared in the 1980-1981 season), but the first to be a contract player and to play any major roles. She is best remembered for the sketch "That Black Girl", a spoof of the 1960s sitcom That Girl, starring Marlo Thomas, and for her character Cabrini Green, an urban teenager.
Vance became extremely frustrated during her run on SNL because she was overwhelmingly written into sketches as either a
prostitute or a maid. She opted to leave the show because of this, and her final performance on the show was singing a song called "I Played the Maid," a tribute to black woman in Hollywood.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990, Vance underwent a single mastectomy and incorporated the experience into a solo skit, "The Radical Girl's Guide to Radical Mastectomy." Unfortunately, the cancer recurred in 1993 and she died the following year.

Artist Anthony Burks


Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, born on December 18, 1967 is one of the most unique and prolific conceptual of both fine and commercial artists in America. He works numerous forms of media including color pencil, pen and ink, pastels and watercolor.


A graduate of Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a degree in Visual Communications, he has accomplished many things in his professional career. He is co-owner of A.T.B Graphic Designerstm which is an art and graphic design resource service.

Anthony Burks' collectors of his art are people of different professional disciplines including poets, educators, doctors and even a judge. The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach, Florida has one of his original pieces entitled Freedom in their permanent collection.

Some of Anthony's work is presently on display at Expressive Vibes Art Gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida.




Bio on Kelly Liddie

KELLY D. LIDDIE
OPTICAL IMAGES

Photographer of New York

Born & raised in the East Village of New York City. Secularly she works as a Project manager for an engineering firm overseeing various construction projects including the redevelopment of World Trade Center. One of the things that she tries to hone into whenever possible is shooting & developing B/W images; in particularly, part of the human form in all its appeal.

Moth Series


Monday, August 08, 2005

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Almost 20 years

I can't believe that it has been almost 20 years since I graduated Cardinal Spellman High School. I am on the committee again for our African American/Latin American Reunion. I am so excited. I know some folks don't understand why we are even doing this. Well after being black listed (pardon the pun) from the planning committee of our ten year, after being black listed for the yearbook committee....hell after being black list from damn near everything it was time to hold our own....Keep in mind our reunion invites all. Some who graduated, some who didn't, non-alum...etc.. All raises all creeds. Not elitist in the least.

I know many of us have hid our ages. Well I am 37 years old & proud of it. So all of y'all hiding your ages better quite trippin, because the chick w/the slam book knows tha truth.