Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A black Rosie the Riveter! I was going to be Nefertiti since I have a guilty pleasure for anything Egyptian, but my bestie is going to be an Egyptian Queen, so two Egyptians just destroys our diversity in our minds. So I chose Rosie. I'm in search of my costume, but I know I can do my hair fine. AND . . . I've got my make-up tutorial under my belt! Check it out!
Nice, huh?! CANNOT WAIT!
What are you going to be? If you're being anything, of course.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I saw an infomercial about butt pads on television with my Radio Station home skillet biscuits a good two weeks ago. We never thought people actually used them since they look soooo fake. But, me is wrong mucho, huh?
Thursday, October 8, 2009
She is Rhea, and she is now part of N.E.R.D. Lucky skank.
MTV News reports that the “Everyone Nose” are adding singer Rhea to the line-up. She’ll first appear on the band’s upcoming fourth studio album, titled “Instant Gratification,” set to be released in 2010. The Toronto raised singer of Guyanese descent, introduced to the group by a mutual friend, auditioned via Skype with a rendition of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.” She soon found herself joining the trio, composed of Neptunes producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, and Shae.The 5″4′ beauty has already started performing with the group. They debuted new songs from their upcoming album at a Miami Beach performance over the weekend. The material doesn’t find them going anywhere near B.E.P.-style radio friendly territory. “The music is very three-dimensional. We’re just really excited,” Pharrell told MTV News. “We feel like N.E.R.D. has always been the punks of hip-hop and the outcasts of alternative music, just a little different. But this time, we’re taking no prisoners.”
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This teaser trailer does SHIT for me, but the fact that they're even MAKING a "ReBoot" movie has got my mind in a tussle and my panties all wet (Not literally. Ew.) because this show was my childhood! UGHHHHHH!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Don’t ask me how, but I had the privilege of tuning in to Timbaland’s Shock Value 2 listening party this evening. He hosted it in Los Angeles, but the footage was streamed live to a private chat room. For those that don’t know, Timbaland is prepping to release the follow-up to his well-received album, Timbaland Presents: The Shock Value. After such succesful singles as “The Way I Are”, and “Scream”, Timbaland has quite big shoes to fill.But there is no cause for concern, because the album is DOPE. There are a number of uptempo dance tracks paired with gritty, urban anthems. The production is what we’ve come to expect from Timbaland: bassy, spacey, and a bit electro. On this next LP, Timbaland has once again enlisted a number of industry veterans and newbies including Drake, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Shakira, and numerous others. But perhaps the biggest surprise of the evening was the introduction of a NEW artist…Or so we think…We know her as Brandy, Moesha, the girl who sang “Sittin up In my Room” and “The Boy is Mine”. The general public has forgotten about her, and her last effort “Human” was both under-sold and under-appreciated. But Brandy is going to surely make waves on Timbaland’s new LP “The Shock Value 2″. In addition to lacing tracks with her raspy vocals, harmonies, and waterfall runs, Ms. Norwood will be doing something no one as ever heard her do: RAPPING.The verdict?…DOPE. She took the stage and performed a song with Timbaland that floored the room. One would expect the transition from singing to rapping to be an unweildy one, but Brandy’s flow was effortless. Sonically, it brings to mind a combination of Lauryn Hill and Foxy Brown. The appropriately named, “Bran-Nu”, will be featured on two tracks off Shock Value 2. It is also known that she and Timbaland are working together on her sixth studio album which is due later this year.
Stand-Out collaborations on Timbaland’s latest project are Drake, Shakira, Katy Perry, and Brandy. The official first single will be debuting shortly, and the album is due for a release on November 24th. I’m sure you will be hearing about it much sooner than that.
Um . . . Excitement has overwhelmed me. I adore thee Timbaland and many of the artists on this upcoming album. Like, seriously? I cannot wait to hear it. CANNOT WAIT. Seriously, I'm counting the nanoseconds.
This year so many people around me seem to be floating above the clouds in their relationships. Even I have been giving off “the glow” a little more than usual lately. My friends and I have started having fewer of those “there are no good black men” conversations and drama episodes have been few and far in between. With everything being so calm (especially in my life), I’ve started reflecting on my own personal journey and how I’ve gotten to a place of happiness with myself and with relationships. I’ve learned so much in my short time here on earth (through personal experiences and those of others), so I’ve decided to share with you a few of the lessons that are important to me.
Love yourself. Truly. It doesn’t matter how you feel about your outward appearance, if you’re not happy on the inside a man will be able to pick up on it a mile away, and will treat you as badly on the outside as you feel on the inside.
Respect yourself. No man will ever treat you or respect you in the way you deserve if you don’t respect yourself. Carry yourself the way you want to be seen and treated. You don’t want to be looked at as a piece of ass, then stop giving head in the lounge bathroom to strangers. Respect yourself!
Think for yourself. It’s ok to seek advice from girlfriends or family every once in awhile, but not all of your friends will give advice with a well meant intention. Misery loves company and chances are if your girlfriend isn’t happy, her advice will be laced with salt simply because she misses her wallowing buddy. People that have the same problem as you most likely don’t have the solution. Learn to solve your own problems or at the very least seek counsel from someone who has been there and has ANSWERS, not guesses.
Trust yourself. Your first instinct about a man or situation is usually right.
There is no such thing as the perfect man, only the perfect man for you. We are all a work in progress, how can you expect a man to have it all when you don’t. This doesn’t mean settle for someone with no obvious goals or determination, it means that when you meet a man with these things, respect that he is working towards a goal the same as you are and be open to progressing with him. There is someone for everyone.
Be yourself. There is no way a relationship can survive if one or both people are putting up appearances. Stop trying to be anything other than who you are. Be open to growing and changing for the better, but always stay true to you. No need to try and be someone else, if your man wanted who you’re pretending to be…he wouldn’t be with you.
What men say is usually what they mean. If they say they aren’t ready for a relationship, they usually aren’t.
Put the walls down and let the baggage go. Life is so freeing once you stop carrying around the hurt and mistakes of relationships past. Take the lessons learned and forge ahead with a better view on life. You will see love in a new light and realize that you’re a better person for your mistakes because you made it out on the other side with the knowledge to never go back to that place again. Also the new man is not the old man. Put the walls down and open yourself up to new possibilities. No one wants to love someone consumed by bitterness; you only become a target for more bad treatment.
Communication is the key. Communication builds trust. If there’s no communication, there’s no trust, and if there’s no trust….why are you there. There are very few relationship problems that simple communication can’t fix. If you’re in a relationship where you don’t feel you can openly communicate with your partner, maybe it’s time to reevaluate.
Never apologize for your feelings.
Actions speak louder than words. Words mean nothing unless they are followed by action. If he says he loves you, he’ll show it. If you say you’re leaving, then leave. Words without actions are just empty promises.
Have a life outside of your relationship. Get a hobby, go back to school, do something that will better you as an individual so that you have something to bring to the situation.
Know when to admit you were wrong and apologize. Wrong and strong will get you no where, but alone in an empty bed.
Know how to give yourself an orgasm. If you don’t know what feels good to you, how can you tell him. Be comfortable with your sexuality, learn what pleases you and make sure you ask him for it.
If it’s broke . . . don’t fix it. Stop forcing a relationship that’s clearly not working. If you have to force or manipulate someone into giving you the love, respect and treatment you deserve then it’s not working. Learn to let go! Cry, scream, rip up pictures and then…move on. Make room for someone that will come to you ready to give you the world.
It’s ok that the relationship didn’t work. Every relationship isn’t supposed to last forever. Some are just here to teach us and help us grow in some way, nothing more.
It’s ok to be alone. Stop tying the success or failure of a relationship to your self worth. Having and keeping a man doesn’t make you a complete person. Don’t hold on to an unhealthy relationship because you’re scared of life without that person. They don’t determine how far you can go, so don’t let the fear of being alone keep you from living your best life now. You’re stronger than you think and life without that person can turn out better than you’d imagine.
The second time is not always the charm. If you had a really bad break up with someone, why would you go back? You broke up with them for a reason. Do you need to go through hell a second time to remember it’s hot?!
All men are not dogs. Sometimes it’s not the man. Sometimes it’s YOU. If you’re not finding the love you desire or you keep ending up with no good men, maybe you need to look in the mirror and find out what it is you’re doing wrong. Point the finger at yourself for a change and reevaluate you.
Love doesn’t hurt. Period. (Gotta thank Oprah for that one!)
Source: Mahogany Butterfly
Friday, October 2, 2009
Hold the jack.
That's no male.
Straight female, Hooplabers.
SO! Does this make us bisexual? Does this make us bi-curious?!
I looked up the word "Bi-curious," in Wikipedia, and it says as follows:
Bi-curious is a term used to refer to someone who does not identify as bisexual or homosexual but feels or shows some curiosity in a relationship or sexual activity with someone of the same sex. The terms homoflexible and heteroflexible are also applied to bicuriosity.