Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thankful Thursday - In the midst of it all

As the year comes to an end I take the time to look back and thank God that in the midst of heartache, strife, pain, annoyance, and so much more, He has kept me and that along with many other blessings, is more than enough to give God thanks for.

Today I am thankful for...


2. True family and REAL friends.

3. My nieces and nephews.

4. My church home and family.

5. My faith.

6. A bright outlook for the coming year.

7. My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who has not, will not, and cannot fail.

So as this year comes to a close, what are you thankful for?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Oscar the Grouch has beef with Fox News...

'Sesame Street' Dig at POX News Draws Backlash, Rebuke From PBS

You know I really don't know what to say about this. I have been watching Sesame Street basically my entire life. Truth be told I still watch it.

This story annoys me for the simple fact that it grates on my nerves that everyone is so picky, sensitive, over analytical, and just plain cry babyish these days, and that the dude is griping about an episode FROM TWO YEARS AGO!!!!

I mean come on. What do I remember from Sesame Street... hmmm let me see... I remember my ABC's and 123's. I remember to be nice and to treat others the way I want to be treated. I remember that sharing is the right thing to do. That people are different but that doesn't mean that one person is any better than another.

Apparently I wasn't paying enough attention because I missed the part where the show was a tool of the liberal media to skew the thoughts of my precocious little mind to believe that liberals are good and conservatives are bad.

Me thinks someone needs to chill the (insert rude word here) out and be easy. It is not that deep people... really...


Friday, November 6, 2009

This is why it's hot

This is why Sesame Street is still one of my favourite shows.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just Wrong

So I was recently in Tarz-jay and saw the above item on the shelf, and had to take a picture of it as evidence.

Basically you are telling me that someone somewhere decided that chicken flavoured biscuits/crackers was a good idea, and then proceeded to market it. Really? Really really?!?!?!

If I were in the pet food section this would have totally made sense, however I was not. I was in the people food section. This just does not make sense as people food. It just doesn't.

Or is it just me?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

That Girl

You know, the one who is cool with all the guys, even after/if they have a falling out, they remain cool....

Well she ain't me.

So to avoid future confusions and possible contusions, here are just five simple rules for how to govern yourself if you are a dude and find yourself dealing with a female who is NOT that girl.

1. if she tells you stay away from her, do it. it could mean the difference between life or death, yours.

2. if she tells you not to speak to her ever again, stay silent. better to hold your tongue than lose it.

3. do not make eye contact. just like in the wild, she will see that as a challenge and kill you.

4. do not touch. like ever. unless you want to be called nubsie for the rest of your life.

5. you no longer exist in her reality. deal with it.

This has been a public service announcement from the PWDWTCAC*** Society.

Thank you and good night.

***People Who Don't Want To Catch A Case

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I kid you not...

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

Just a few things to help you through the mid week blahs... these are actual commercials for actual products. I kid you not. These things actually exist. Apparently the FCC people may have dropped the ball on these gems. ENJOY!

First up... the Tiddy Bear...

Next we have the... Hawaii Chair...

And last but not least... the Shake Weight...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Go Sat Down!

Some one really needs to tell Kanye West to go SAT his ignorant behind down and get over himself. Really.

So I am a day behind on this but whatever, football was on so I didn't have time to watch the first broadcast of the MTV Video Music Awards, but true to form MTV re-airs things like fifty eleven times, so I dvr'd the re-air last night (because I was again watching football). During a commercial break I happened to flip over to MTV and had the pleasure of watching Mr. Kanye "Bush doesn't like black people" West once again be a total douche bag and ruin what should have been a happy moment for Taylor Swift.

Ok, Kanye, we get it, you like Bey. Most of us do. Even if you hate her, you cannot deny that she goes hard in her shows and works her butt off, but she is NOT the greatest entertainer that ever lived, and maybe not even of this generation. Furthermore I am sure that she does not need you to confirm her status. That is what she has Jigga for (I kid. Maybe.)

I for one thought Bey was going to win that one, and like Taylor Swift (seriously did you see her face, she was surprised and confused) was pleasantly surprised when they called her name. She herself even stated that she didn't think someone who sang country would get the award. She showed humility and grace, then Mr. Douchye West had to come and show that once again for all his mic skills his social graces are sorely lacking. (I wondered at that point if he was contractually obligated to be an ass at award shows)

Hip hop does not own MTV, neither does Bey, and apparently the people that voted picked the video that they liked. Now don't get me wrong, I like the video for Single Ladies, the dance routine is on point, and one of these days I will learn the whole thing, but the video for You Belong to Me is actually one of my faves right now because it tells such a cute story. It is like a mini movie and I am sure a lot of people can relate to it. Bey gets cool points in my book for foregoing her acceptance speech in order to let Taylor finish hers.

Kanye performed with Jay-Z, and Rihanna on the premier of the new Leno show last night and before the performance he sat down with Leno, and I give Leno points for asking him what he thought his mother would have had to say about his actions. I think from now on Kanye should ask himself that when he feels the douchebagery urges overtaking him. "What would momma think/say?" Maybe that could save him from so often putting his foot in his mouth.

Friday, September 11, 2009

In Memory Of

Those who lost their lives eight years ago.

I Remember by Rosanne Yu

This time of year I think back to Sept, 2001.
I remember, Monday, Sept 10, 2001 so clearly. I remember looking out from my office on the 94th Floor in 2 World Trade Center. I remember that the view was spectular. Little did I know that it would be the last time I would ever see such a view. I remember working late and taking the car service home. I remember being annoyed at Josh since he rushed off and left me to finish up. Little did I realize that would be the last time I would ever see or speak to him ever.
I remember my alarm clock not going off on the morning of Sept 11, 2001. I remember being annoyed that I just missed the train. I remember being pissed off that the next train was delayed since I had a 10 million trade for the MET account and I didn't have time to be late for work. Little did I realize this all factored in why I am still alive today.
I remember rushing off the train and rushing to my office in 2 WTC.
I remember the chaos when I entered into the lobby of 2 WTC.
I remember thinking that they were filming a scene for Spiderman and wouldn't it be cool if I was an extra in a movie. Then I thought to myself why are they filming at 8:46am when everyone is heading to work. Reality then crashed in. I realized that something was seriously wrong and this was not a scene in a movie. People were trampling on each other. A man ran past me screaming 'bomb'.
Security was not letting anyone take the elevators. I recognized one of my coworkers in the crowd. He didn't stop - he yelled "Run Rosanne" and continue to run.
Another coworker grabbed me and said there was some accident and we needed to leave. As I entered the concourse, I looked up. I remember seeing the billowing smoke and the gaping hole where the plane crashed into 1 WTC. I was in shock and I realized that I was an eyewitness to a historic moment.
On that day, I did everything I could but I realized that I'm not in control. Even in the midst of chaos and danger, God guided me and brought me to safety.
As I remember the events, I realized that I am so grateful to be alive. Life is a gift. I'm grateful for my friends and family. I am so blessed. For anyone who is feeling hopeless, I want to say there is hope.
For anyone who is feeling restless, I want to say there is peace.
God is good! Life is good! I love you all! Remember his goodness always!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Public Private Parts

Now that it has finally really gotten hot, it seems like there are more people walking the streets naked. So in an effort to save my retinas and prevent someone from getting beat down on the day that I finally snap, here are the three point five (yes I spelled it out, so what) things to remember about dressing oneself properly in hot weather.

1. Wear Clothes.
It really is very simple. Wear actual clothes. You know things like shirts, pants, skirts. They are readily accessible everywhere and depending on where you shop are not really that expensive.

2. Underwear is NOT optional.
Unless you are an infant with a healing diaper rash, there is no reason to be out and about without undergarments on. Ladies, no one (at least no one that is not on the pervy side) wants to see your milkshakes jiggling like they have the palsey. Dudes, seriously, crack is whack and nasty. No one wants to see that. NO.ONE.

2a. UNDERwear.
It is called UNDERware for a reason. It goes under your clothes and should NOT be seen. Also, stop wearing UNDERware as OUTERware. Please.

3. Know (and accept) your size.
Since when did it become universally accepted to wear clothes that are either three sizes too small or two sizes too big? If you are a grown behind (literally and figuratively) woman, stop shopping in the Junior's section. Just stop it. Walking around looking like you have an inner tube under your shirt is not the business at all. Butt cheeks in the street, disrespectful. Having your back look like rows of sausages cause that tie back shirt is too small, ridiculous. If you are a schemedium at best stop shopping in the husky section (this applies more to guys than dolls). You can't go hard while holding your pants (or really long shorts?? wtf is that about? really) up. It is not gangster to look like you are wearing a night shirt circa Little House on the Prairie, unless you want people to start calling you Pa.

I'm getting really tired of half nekkid people walking the streets man. Really tired.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Obligitory Foolishness

I'm watching the best of the Joy of Painting... that makes me mellow and thoughtful, but that is neither here nor there...

What is the rational behind trying to convince someone to do something that they clearly do not want to do?

I have never understood people who talk (or try to) someone into doing something that they CLEARLY are against by using the "you owe me" rational. How does this even make sense? If your actions are supposedly out of kindness and allegedly altruistic, then how does obligation even enter the picture?

Or in another scenario those people who want you to do something for them or want you to acknowledge them when they don't deserve it. How do you for all intents and purposes ignore a person all the time, but want them to claim and acknowledge you in front of others. Seriously, how does one do that? Even Jesus said that if you deny me then I will deny you to my father, and He is way more forgiving than most people I know (myself included). Does genetic relationship oblige a default relationship?

This phenomenon clearly confuses me.

Your thoughts?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Glass houses and other random stuff that I want to talk about...

People that live in glass houses should not throw stones. You know because why? Because I can stay in my glass house and pelt rocks at you standing on the street outside said house. I may hit you a few times, but a lot of those rocks would miss. Now if you choose to retaliate and pelt rocks at my glass house, then you don't even have to hit me. You just need to hit the section closest to where I am with a big enough rock to cause it to shatter into a million pieces one of which could possibly catch me in the jugular or femoral artery and BAM. I dead.

So if you live in a glass house, don't pelt rocks. It could get you dead.


Two-faced people irk me. They really do. What annoys me most about them is that they will talk all kinds of sullbhit about you and try to make you seem like the bad person, when in fact THEY are doing (for real) the very thing they are accusing you (incorrectly and unjustly) of doing. Things done in the dark always have a way of coming out into the light.


Being comfortable in your own skin is a wonderful thing, but I don't necessarily need to be comfortable in your skin as well. Now that summer has finally decided to show up I am forced once again to deal with women and men alike who apparently do NOT know how to dress themselves. I swear foh the Father, Son, Holy Ghost, the Cherubims, Seraphims, and all the saints that if I have to see some females parts in the streets or be in a position to know if her hair colour is natural or not, I will NOT BE HAPPY!. I mean come on now. cover that up! And dudes. You know what. Crack is whack. Whitney may have been on it when she said that, but sometimes crackheads say the darndest things. I don't want to see your crack. I don't want to know that you have a daffy duck drawers fetish. I.Just.Don't.


No means No. If you ask me something and I tell you No, don't bother asking again cause the answer will still be No. There are certain things that are non negotiable in my world. Don't bother trying to change my mind. Don't try having long discussions trying to get me to see it your way. Won't happen. Does that make me stubborn? Yep. Do I care? Nope.


Live yah life.. ayyyya ayyyya ayyyya....
Seriously. Just live YOUR life. Not the life that someone else (other than God) wants for you, but the life that you want for yourself. Do you and be happy.


That is all.

Friday, June 26, 2009

In every generation...

There is that person who forever changes the music scene.

They break barriers, shatter records, and raise the game to a whole new level.

However, there are times when a single person comes along who moves from generation to generation evolving in such a way that it almost seems like the times change to fit them and not the other way around.

In my life time I was lucky enough to have witnessed such a phenomenon.

He thrilled us with his electrifying dance moves.

He marched to the beat of a different drummer.

He was as bad as he wanted to be.

And he was one smooth operator.

He was Michael Jackson. The King of Pop.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Because I'm Worth It

A friend sent the following to me. I think it is worth passing along. Ladies, remember that you are worth it. Gentlemen, remember that a real lady is not cheap.


In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question:

'What kind of man are you looking for?'

She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking,
'Do you really want to know?'

Reluctantly, he said, 'Yes.

She began to expound, 'As a woman in this day and age, I am in a
position to ask a man what can you do for me that I can't do for

I pay my own bills. I take care of my household without the help of any man...
or woman for that matter.

I am in the position to ask, 'What can you bring to the table?'

The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money.

She quickly corrected his thought and stated, 'I am not referring to
money. I need something more.

I need a man who is striving for excellence in every aspect of life.

He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, and asked her to explain.

She said, 'I need someone who is striving for excellence mentally
because I need conversation & mental stimulation. I don't need a
simple-minded man.

I need someone who is striving for excellence spiritually because I
don't need to be unequally yoked...believers mixed with unbelievers is
a recipe for disaster.

I need a man who is striving for excellence financially because I
don't need a financial burden.

I need someone who is sensitive enough to understand what I go through
as a woman, but strong enough to keep me grounded.

I need someone who has integrity in dealing with relationships. Lies
and game-playing are not my idea of a strong man.

I need a man who is family-oriented. One who can be the leader,
priest and provider to the lives entrusted to him by God.

I need someone whom I can respect. In order to be submissive, I must
respect him.

I cannot be submissive to a man who isn't taking care of his business.
I have no problem being submissive...he just has to be worthy.

And by the way, I am not looking for him...He will find me. He will
recognize himself in me. Hey may not be able to explain the
connection, but he will always be drawn to me. God made woman to be a
help-mate for man. I can't help a man if he can't help himself.

When she finished her spill, she looked at him.

He sat there with a puzzled look on his face. He said, 'You are asking a lot.

She replied, "I'm worth a lot".

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stuff This Chick Hates 1

1. Stupid and/or senseless kids.

True Story:

So I am in the nailery (is that a legitimate word?) on Monday getting a mani and pedi. As I am sitting there soaking my nails (I had wrapped my own nails for a bit and was taking the wrap off), these two girls are at the table with me doing the same. Turns out they came to the shop and each got a full set done, but when it came time to pay, neither one had money. They called their uncle to ask him to come pay and he told them no because he hadn't given them permission in the first place. So the shop owner got rightfully upset and made them sit and soak them off.

Seriously, this really happened.


All I could do was shake my head. I mean come on now. What did these girls (they had to be between the ages of like 10 and 13 at the most) think was going to happen? Did they think the owner would have just let them walk out without paying after two people just basically wasted an hour each doing their nails while PAYING customers where there waiting for service.

Incidents like that are why some days I really think about just not having children.

2. Stupid and/or senseless adults.

True story

So I am coming home from work on Tuesday and am on the bus when this couple (or at least they knew each other some kind of way) and proceeds to stand abreast of each other right at the front of the bus. Now any one who has ever taken the bus in NYC or any city for that matter will immediately realise why this would be a problem. It made no sense to me because the bus was not even full. There were seats right there in the front. They could have sat down, but no they had to stand right in the front and then want to side eye people and look put upon when other passengers trying to get on the bus asked them to move.

Why are people stupid? Really. Why?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A bag of hot nickels

And five minutes in a sealed room...

That is what I want to have at my disposal should I ever get the chance to meet up with the waste of brain matter that shot and killed controversial doctor George Tiller in church.

Now to be clear I absolutely do not agree with the practices carried out by Dr. Tiller, however I get seriously annoyed when these alleged "Christians" who are anti abortion go about committing these kinds of acts in the name of God.

What I want to ask these types of people is what kind of Bible do they read, or better yet do they even read the Bible. Last time I checked, though interpreted into many languages and versions, Exodus 20:13 still says "thou shalt not kill" (or more applicable to this case, the NIV Bible reads "you shall not murder")

There are no footnotes to the 10 Commandments. There is no addendum that states "thou shalt not kill except in the following cases..." The Bible clearly states that murder is wrong so I am at a lost as to how someone who is supposed to be a "Christian" can justify so blatantly going against the Bible which is supposed to be the guideline for how they live.

Harsh though it may sound, I hope the person who committed the crime is prepared to surrender his own life. If he was willing to take the life of someone else in the name of God(in the house of God no less... shaking my head at that), then he should suffer the consequences as laid out by that same God. You purposefully and knowingly take a life, you lose your own.

Would you like some ice cream with that?

So Shanna Moakler said that Ms. California didn't really represent the state of California because of the response she gave to a question.

With the passage of Prop 8 in the November election in California, and with the courts upholding that decision in May, I just have one question for Shanna...

Would you like some ice cream with that humble pie? What's that? Sorry I can't understand you... must be hard to talk around that foot in your mouth.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Let the Trekkers (or Trekkies) say AMEN!

So I went to see the new Star Trek movie. Having been indoctrinated in the awesomeness that is Star Trek (yes I have been to conventions) I had mixed feelings. On the one hand I was anticipating seeing the "originals" brought back to life on the big screen. However I was somewhat apprehensive about how the film would be treated, in short I worried they would totally f@(& it up.

My worries were in vain.

The casting director(s) deserve(s) a standing ovation and all the accolades due to them for putting together a stellar (pun intended) cast of fresh faces who embodied the true essence of who the characters were (and in the case of Karl Urban's dead on portrayal of "Bones" you could close your eyes and you would really believe Deforest Kelly was on screen).

The writers did an excellent job of creating an in depth plot, and were smart enough to put in those little extra touches that die hard, long time Trek fans would notice and appreciate. A wonderful score and very nice visual effects rounded everything out.

In short I loved the movie, so much so that I watched it two times in row. The critics got it very right when they gave the high marks that they did. Let us join with Ann Hornaday, the authour of my favourite review of the movie (actually of any movie for that matter...) and say a word of prayer in thanksgiving for the studio not messing it up. Amen.

Monday, May 4, 2009

When television was Golden

So it is 1 am and I am still wide awake, so I flipped to the Hallmark Channel where they are showing a Golden Girls marathon and I am reminded of a time when television was worth watching.

When you looked forward to what was on television not because it took your mind off of how crappy your own life was, or because it was a way to escape reality, but because the shows were genuinely good and you had a vested interest in the lives of the characters and wanted to see how things were going to work out.

I am watching the episode series where Dorothy is diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and I am reminded why it is one of my favourite story lines. Dorothy's dry wit, Blanche's hoetasticness, Rose's innocent stupidity, and Sophia's no holds barred spirit, what's not to love?

Television today is a pointless exercise in mind numbing stupidity. With the exception of a few shows like CSI, and CSI New York, network television is not worth watching. Truth be told, other than the two previously mentioned shows, I don't think I watch mainstream television. I have no idea what the (insert any given night of the week) line up for NBC is, but I can tell you the programming schedule for the PBS Kids network. I think if I didn't have cable, I would only be watching PBS and it's affiliated networks.

Oh well, it is what it is. Back to the Golden Girls. Rest in peace Estelle and Bea, you ladies were truly a class act.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

You gang bangin' on bacon!?!?

So of course now everyone is up in arms against the pigs of the world.

Egypt has ordered the slaughter of herds of pigs.

Sales of pork products are hurting because people mistakenly believe that you can contract the flu from eating pork products.

Poor little oink oink...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Did you hear the one about the blonde...

who pissed a whole lot of people off because when asked a direct question she gave a direct answer, however it was apparently not the answer that they wanted to hear.

By now most people have already heard about the debacle with the response given by Miss California in response to the question about whether she believed in gay marriage. Her response was that she believed a marriage should be between a man and a woman. Fair enough. She was asked what SHE believed and she stated what SHE believed.

I personally have no problems with her response. The way I see it, why bother asking someone a question if you are already set in your mind that there is only one way that is acceptable to YOU of answering the question. That is setting the person up.

My problem comes from first the response of the audience, secondly from the way that Perez Hilton has subsequently responded to her answer, and thirdly the response of people who were once behind her and supported her but now, because she simply stated HER belief on a subject, have left her swinging in the wind. Talk about fair weather friends indeed.

Reading the articles and seeing how the Miss California directors acted towards and treated her was very eye opening. Take for example the reactions of the California State Pageant Director Shanna Moakler as quoted in this FOX News article:
"While all of the state pageant directors were quick to greet their beauty queens after the live telecast, Moakler and Lewis did not go backstage, nor did they call Prejean to congratulate her on being first runner-up for Miss USA, after Prejean told a national TV audience that she was personally opposed to gay marriage.

Instead, Moakler started Twittering.

"This is why we have judges at Miss USA, so we find the girl to rep us ALL," Moakler Twittered after the pageant.

"I don’t know how you can call a gay man or woman your friend and not want them 2 have the same joys as yourself. In my family we believe in equal rights for all, I am sad and hurt, I agree with Perez 100 [percent]. It's one thing to have an opinion I am very opinionated n have dealt with backlash from it, it's another to alienate people who cared about u."

Moakler, who sources say was very close friends with Prejean (who was first runner-up in the Miss California USA pageant in 2008 before winning in 2009), also issued an apology to her state pageant sponsors on Monday, saying that "Prejean’s opinions do not stand for those of the Miss California family."

I somehow think that if Moakler were to take a poll of the "Miss California family" she might be surprised to find out that wonder of all wonders, not every person believes the exact same thing. Further more, it is possible for someone to represent a body of people without being of the exact same mind as those people on everything. I wonder what Moakler's comments and responses would have been if Prejean had answered the question "favourably" and had to feel backlash from groups and people who believe that "marriage" is the union between a man and a woman? Or do their opinions, and beliefs not count?

Hypocrites... all of them...

Happy Hump Day

Courtesy of one of my cousins. ENJOY!

In a hospital's Intensive Care Unit, patients always died in the
same bed, on Sunday morning, at about 11:00 am , regardless of their
medical condition This puzzled the doctors and some even thought it had
something to do with the super natural. No one could solve the mystery
as to why the deaths occurred around 11:00 am Sunday, so a worldwide
team of experts was assembled to investigate the cause of the incidents.
The next Sunday morning, a few minutes before 11:00 am all of the
doctors and nurses nervously waited outside the ward to see for
themselves what the terrible phenomenon was all about. Some were holding
wooden crosses, prayer books, and other holy objects to ward off the
evil spirits. Just when the clock struck 11:00 , Pookie Johnson, the
part-time Sunday sweeper , entered the ward and unplugged the life
support system so he could use the vacuum cleaner.

Still Having a Bad Day????

The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez
Oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most
expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild amid
cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view, a
killer whale ate them both.

Still think you are having a Bad Day????

A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking
frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running
from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away
from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood,
breaking his arm in two places. Up to that moment, he had been happily
listening to his Walkman.

Are Ya OK Now? - No?

Two animal rights defenders were protesting the cruelty of
sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn , Germany . Suddenly, all two
thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding
madly. The two helpless protesters were trampled to death.

What?!? STILL having a Bad Day????

Iraqi terrorist Khay Rahnajet didn't pay enough postage on a
letter bomb. It came back with 'Return to Sender' stamped on it.
Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits. God is

There now, Feeling Better!?

Monday, April 20, 2009

He's with me now

"She maybe a hoe but she is my hoe and I can change her."

It occurred to me today that the whole "I can change them" mentality is really one sided. A woman will take up with a no account man on the firm belief that she can change him, however you do not really see men doing the same thing.

There are many women in committed relationships, or dating men who are known to be manwhores. There can be all sorts of evidence, surveillance tapes, signed affidavits, and eyewitness accounts, yet the woman does not want to hear any of that because, "he's with me now." Think about it, when was the last time that you saw, heard of, or read about a guy in relationship with a female and upon finding out she was loser than the elastic in your favourite pair of undies that you only wear in the house on weekends when there is no chance of you having to interact with civilisation, his response was "she's with me now, I can change her?" Not never. Why? Because guys do not settle down with fixer uppers.

I am not a total pessimist, and do have delusions of romantic grandeur which lead me to believe that for the right man or woman, a person will want to better themselves, but that is not what I mean in this instance. I am talking about when women discount obvious character, moral, and life flaws simply because they believe that since the guy is with them now he will change his ways and stick faithfully to her. Somehow I feel that this type of logic is fatally flawed and boarding on manic or delusional.

begin random thought blast: Eric Bennet (however you spell that) stepped out on Halle Berry... Halle freaking Berry... the chick that was voted the most beautiful person at age forty after popping out a small being... now unless she is like a major shrew at home(which I somehow do not believe)it does make one ask the question, if a guy would step out on the supernova hotness that is Halle Berry, why do the thirty watt soft light women of the world think it cannot happen to them?end random thought blast

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Do Better

Today I received an interesting email. It was a forward of a PDF file.... of the new book by Steve Harvey.

Really... REALLY!!


To me this is an EPIC FAIL!!! I mean really!? Really? Is the library not an
option anymore? How about going in with some friends and taking turns reading or doing a group reading?

On a blog I visit there was a post about the difference between "HOOD" and
, this situation reminds me of that...

Chipping in with friends to get the book and reading as a group = HOOD

Putting the book online as a pdf file and passing it about free = GHETTO

Do better people... DO BETTER!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Fools Come Out in April

Today is April Fools Day... it is also the start of Autism Awareness Month which is apropos because apparently people have a lot of foolish notions that are spouted about what causes autism, what can cure it, and how those who are autistic are damaged goods not worthy of inhabiting this world.

So in honour of the general stupidity of the human race, here is some fun reading to kick the month of right with. ENJOY!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

What's not to understand?

So what had happened was...

I had a falling out with a person with the XY chromosome makeup (calling them a man would be doing a disservice to the word) a while back and after all was said and done, my name called out repeatedly, "lies told on me and to me" and months on end of having to deal with the general ignorance and maliciousness of some people, I told said person to never speak to or have any contact with me because I wanted nothing to do with them.

Now I thought I was VERY specific in what I said. I made it abundantly clear by word and by deed that this person no longer existed in my reality. I deleted phone numbers, got a private number, go the other way if I see them coming towards me, or leave the room if I have to. I mean how much clearer can I possibly be?

So tell me good people, WHY DO THEY STILL TRY TO SPEAK TO ME!?!?!?! Why do they still try to get me to acknowledge them if our paths happen to cross???

To quote Katt, "Nigga is you CRAZY?!?!?!?"

Pride can be a double edged sword sometimes. On the one hand it is a good thing to take pride in yourself and your accomplishments and let that be a guide for how you live your life and for wanting to be a better person. On the other hand when it is misplaced it can get you killed, punched in the throat, or hit in the face with a rock (thanks sis, I may have to use this if it comes to it).

I am starting to think that this someone is one of those people who has a misplaced sense of pride due to the fact that they have been able to get away with a lot of foolishness in their life and they are not used to anyone calling them on their bull. Is it that their ego cannot accept the fact that there is someone who will not let them off the hook? Are they not able to process the fact that they could not talk their way out of or pass the blame onto another and are being held accountable for their actions? Maybe (and this is the one that I think is probably the case) they cannot believe that they are not God's gift to the opposite sex.

That shyte right there nigga!!!! (I do love Katt.. I really do)

At the end of the day I think they are hung up on the fact that there is someone who they could not get over on and that presents a challenge to them. So they figure that eventually I will cave and talk to them. As B said, "you must not know 'bout me, you must not know 'bout me..." I really have nothing to say to nor do I want anything to do with them, and am actually somewhat annoyed that I have to work so hard to get my point across. I mean CTFON! Get over yourself and deal... Sheesh...

Friday, March 13, 2009

The "I'm not Him" Conundrum

Have you ever met someone or found yourself being the someone who is trying so hard not to be identified with their predecessor that they or you end up doing things that are actually worse than or just as bad as them?

While I was not the biggest fan of former president Bush, I agreed with some of his policies. As the term of our new president unfolds I cannot help but wonder at or be concerned that there may be too much of a push to be the polar opposite of the last administration. I am concerned that in the effort to follow through on the promises of change that some of the things that have worked well will be sacrificed simply because of their ties to the past. I don't think it is ever wise to cut off your nose to spite your face. If something has been working then it should stay in place. As the saying goes, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". It is my sincerest hope that this new administration will focus more on doing what is right for the country as a whole, than on being the polar opposite of the last administration.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Get'em Granny

Happy Friday...

Don't mess with Granma.. she will get in your ass... and beat you down... literally...
Judge's wife serves up justice

Monday, February 23, 2009

Forgiving is easy...

it is the forgetting that can prove to be a problem.

But what about when you are trying to forget about the situation and put things behind you but circumstances, or even people won't let you? What about when people want to flaunt or throw things back in your face when you are trying to go about your business and move one with your life.

What do you do when it seems like at every turn someone is trying to pull you back in the madness. They want to bring you back down because they see you are moving up and away from the drama.

Would this be a situation where shanking someone would be totally ok and even understandable?

If not how about repeatedly throat punching them?


Ummmm... busting a knee cap (or caps depending on how annoying they are and how long you want them to just sat down) with a tire iron?

Busting them in the head with a big rock? (shout out to my Bajan heritage)

Still not ok???

So if none of the above actions are appropriate or allowable, what would be the best course of action for dealing with people who won't let you move on? This inquiring mind sure would like to know.

***DISCLAIMER: this is all based on the understanding that while you have or are trying to move on and away from the people, place, or thing that resulted in the drama certain folks want to be on you like white on rice or wet on water trying to bring that mess up again even after you make it clear that you are D-O-N-E done with it.***

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Random Ranting

Because sometimes life is a beeotch for real...

Life is funny… interesting, but funny none the less. Isn't it interesting how things and people change? Or not even so much how they change, but how their real character will eventually show out? Not only can the leopard not change its spots, it also cannot hide them. The truth has a way of slipping out no matter how much you try to cover it up. So why bother to cover stuff up? Just be up front about what is what and you don't end up with ugly situations in the end.

You know what else is very annoying, when people mistake silence for shyness and naivete. I am tired of people being nice to my face and smiling at me and looking at me trying to get back in my good graces. Why do they think I would want them back? Why do they think I would need them back? I am crazy but as I always tell people I am not stupid. I can see what is in front of me. I can comprehend a lot more than people give me credit for. I can see a situation for what it is. It is called discernment. It is called having two eyes in my head to see what is going on around me.

I hate it when people think they can manipulate me or take advantage of me for any reason. I was ok by myself and I can continue to be ok by myself. I do not need to be dependant on others for my happiness. And quite frankly I want no part of the "friendship" or whatever it is that you would call it. I don't want to be a part of the madness and the drama. I have enough drama of my own to want to invite some more. As the saying goes, why borrow trouble? The reality of the situation is that some people are trouble. They have issues and as a result trouble is their constant companion.

Just makes me want to scream.

Have you ever had that moment when you just want to smack the shit out of someone because you cannot believe that they have the nerve to be even speaking to you like you don't know what they did? I mean come on! If I told you that I knew more about people than they realized why continue with the pretense? GRRR!!! It just makes me so mad! I can't stand it! I just want to tell them to get the hell out of my face with the lies and the bull. I made my mistake in that I gave people the benefit of the doubt .. that was on me.. my mistake... I crossed that bridge… so I happily lit that thing up and watched it burn when I got to the other side and realized that it was a mistake to walk that bridge. I am a quick study… thank God for that. It does not take me repeatedly making the same mistake to get it. That really does not go over well with me.

I also don't like when people stalk my life and make groundless decisions based on random actions that they see. Simple bastards. I am not here to put on a show for anyone. People should really be careful how and what they talk about other. Just because it is true of you does not mean that it would be true of other people.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Why Weave???

because you never know when you may get shot at...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Autism Speaks

In a very smart (in my opinion) decision yesterday the ruling came down that Autism is NOT caused by vaccinations given as children. My eldest sister who is mother to two autistic boys, who I am sure will go on to later rule the world, was interviewed by her local television station on her thoughts about this ruling.

I personally have a real problem with believing that vaccinations are the sole reason, or a major cause of Autism. I question why it is that people have such a hard time believing that it is (again in my opinion) a genetically based issue. There seems to be such a stigma attached to the idea of it being genetically based. People are willing to believe that vaccinations that have been given to millions of people over generations are the cause of the autism, but balk at the idea that it may be caused by a genetic mutation. Right. Really?

It is my hope that with this ruling that people will stop looking for a scape goat and start really focusing on getting to the bottom of the issue, and also focus on providing better services for those who are autistic and the families and people who take care of them.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

What did you call me!!!

I am sometimes very troubled by the stupidity of the human race. I am genuinely perplexed at times at some of the idiotic things that are done and the fact that people cannot see that it is stupid or problematic.

Take this for example.

I saw this picture and just about died. I really did. Now here is the thing, when I first looked at the shirt I thought "WTFF!!!! someone actually printed that on a shirt?" It really took me a bit of staring to actually understand that is was about the song, but let me tell you I doubt too many people would have spent as much time as I did trying to figure it out.

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I am so going to hell for this statement but I don't really care... you mean to tell me that there were NO Spanish speaking people ANYWHERE in the organisation that picked up on this? NONE... REALLY... NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON!?!?!?!?!? Not even in the sweatshops where they are probably produced!!??!?!?!? (I am kidding... maybe... not)
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This is just too much for me... really too much... On the report card of life the House of Deron gets an EPIC FAIL for this bit of foolishness.

Monday, February 9, 2009

How Rude!!

So my friend was telling me about how she was looking for a parking space and came upon a guy who was in his car...taking up 2 parking spaces. So she toots the horn and asks him to pull up a bit so she can park. He won't. She gets out of her car with her cane (should I mention that my friend has a bad hip AND has a handicap tag in her car, AND has to use a cane or crutches right now, AND is getting ready for hip surgery, but I digress) and goes up to his car to ask, nicely if he would please move up instead of taking up two spots. He wouldn't. Seriously. He wouldn't.

In the words of Stephanie Tanner...


What happened to good old fashioned manners and courtesy?

Too often I am on the bus or train and a pregnant woman, or elderly person will get on and nothing happens. NOTHING. No one makes a move. Finally what usually happens is that a woman will get up to let them sit down while all the guys don't even bat an eyelash. Last year I hurt my ankle and had to wear an ankle brace and walk with a cane for a while. My first time having to take the train, a whole row of guys watched me gimp on to the full train and just stared at me. An older lady sitting across from them gave them the side eye then got up to let me sit down. I would see her each morning on the train and she would hold a seat for me. Call me old fashioned if you want, but I think that a real man/gentleman would and should give up their seat for the elderly, someone pregnant, or someone with a physical issue.

How have things changed, and what has happened to make people so apathetic and careless?

I so do wish I knew, and am worried for the future generations who will have no sense of decency and decorum.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bowl Blogging... My thoughts while watching the game

Thought it would be fun to do this so...

Opening Ceremonies:
Flight 1549 Crew... very cool
Jennifer Hudson... That gurl can SANG

OMG DID YOU SEE THE GI JOE TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First Quarter:
I like Hines Ward... I really do
I can see why they call him Big Ben... 6'5 240lbs... I wonder how many fights he wins by default of being that size
Way to defend the line Arizona, and good eyes Whizzy.. the knee was down
I wonder what type of conditioner Polamalu uses?

RUN BEN RUN!!! ha ha ha ha ha... good scramble

Mr & Mrs Potato Head commercial *DEAD*

Second Quarter:
Larry Fitzgerald reminds me of one of my cousins. Really. Hmmm, must look into this.
Kurt Warner got skills
Breaston = Beaston? maybe?
Way to use you head Harrison. Literally.

Ok is anyone else somewhat disturbed by the new Chester Cheetah? Seriously. Dude creeps me out.

That was quite a finish. Good game so far by both teams. Should be interesting going into the locker rooms and an even better second half.

Halftime Show:
Well, that's why they call him The Boss.

Third Quarter:
Whizzy has good eyes and a good head on his shoulders. Two for two on the challenges.
Roughing the passer, unnecessary roughness... yeah that kinda sucks for the Cards, great for the Steel Curtain, lets see what they do with a second chance.


Fourth Quarter:
Ok so I am really enjoying the commercials this time around. I have had some real laugh out loud moments. That Mean Joe Greene send up was chuckle worthy.
Fitzgerald has ups, serious ups.
You know in a game where you are allowed to hit people it amazes me how many scuffles ensue. Like seriously have you not gotten to hit enough people yet?
Well damn Pitt... a safety.. ugly man, real ugly. UGLY you ain't got no alibi.
He can jump and he can run, Fitzgerald is a regular multitasker isn't he.

Wrap up:
Whew! what a game! I know there were a lot of people who didn't watch because they figured it would be cake walk for the Steelers, but Arizona showed up and brought their A+ game. Kudos on a job well done. Both teams played well right down to the end. Arizona came in as the underdog and though they did not win the game they showed why and how it is that they came to be there. Kurt Warner is a class act. He is a veteran player who a lot of people counted out when he came to Arizona as a back up quarter back, but in my opinion he acquitted himself quite nicely in this game. The Arizona defense deserves a shout out for holding off the Steel Curtain at some key points in the end zone. You hear so much about the vaunted Steel Curtain, but Arizona showed that there are some bad birds out there in the dessert. Hats off to Pittsburgh for the win, to Arizona for playing four quarters of gut wrenching ball, and to Kurt Warner for being a class act and a very good definition of endurance and perseverance.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Fantastic Friday

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Randomly found this on line and it made me smile. It also made me that much more appreciative of the men and women who are putting their lives on the line each and everyday so that I may rest easy at night.

"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - Winston Churchill

Jan 30, 3:47 PM EST

Boy's wrapped birthday gift is dad back from Iraq
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DAYTON, Nev. (AP) -- Gabriel Hurles' sixth birthday party wasn't a surprise, but his present sure was. The kindergartner was so engrossed in the cupcakes his mother brought to his class on Wednesday that he didn't notice the enormous wrapped box off to the side.

"That's one big, giant present," a 6-year-old classmate told him. "See what you got, Gabriel."

Gabriel peeled back the wrapping paper to find the surprise of his young life - his father, an Army mechanic back in Nevada on leave from his second tour in Iraq.

"It's my dad!" he announced to his classmates at Sutro Elementary School in Dayton, a few miles northeast of Carson City. "Hi, Daddy."

Army Spc. Casey Hurles, 23, hadn't seen his son since he left in June. When he learned his leave would coincide with his son's birthday, he hatched a plan to hide out in the 4-foot-tall box.

"It was such a rush of emotion," said Hurles, who said he got butterflies in his stomach while waiting in the box.

After Hurles sat down and ate a cupcake with the birthday boy, teacher Dawn VanSickle presented him with a banner from the class that read, "Welcome Home. Thank you for your service."

VanSickle said she was happy to arrange the reunion in her classroom.

"One of the first things (Gabriel) shared about himself was that his dad was in Iraq and that he was waiting for his dad to come home," she said. "He talks about his dad all the time."

Hurles, who joined the Army four years ago, is a mechanic in the 1st Cavalry Division stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He completed one tour in Iraq and is seven months into his second tour. He expects to finish sometime this summer.

Gabriel said he looks forward to playing with his dad over the next two weeks but understands why he has to leave again.

"He has to work," Gabriel said. "He works in the war."


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The "Black People" Conundrum

As I watched everything unfold yesterday and in the days leading up to the inauguration I began to really think about the significance of the election of Obama. He is the first African American/Black/Coloured/Non White person to be elected to the highest office in the land. For many people in this country and around the world this is something that they did not think would ever happen in their life time if at all. The November election saw some of the biggest turn outs ever recorded in some areas and major participation in the voting process by the youth of the country. For all of the achievements and barriers that have been broken in this electoral season I cannot help but realise that President Obama faces serious challenges and hindrances to his presidency, namely black people. Yes you read correctly. In my opinion the biggest obstacle facing President Obama right now is black people.


During the course of the election and also during the inauguration yesterday and its ensuing celebrations, I saw a lot of people crying, and really the only question that came to my mind was "what you crying for?". Now as I was telling one of my older sisters yesterday, if Coretta was alive and she shed a tear, I would have no problem with that, or if it was Rosa, but to see these young people all teary eyed and what not... Well call me cynical, call me cold, call me whatever you like (cause it is not what you call me but what I answer to) but I just cannot understand the tears. It made me question if they really understood the significance of it or if it was the bandwagon mentality.

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Now I know that statement will probably annoy at lot of people but I happen not to care. In my opinion black people will be his biggest obstacle, stumbling block, or what have you because to far too many of them his election is seen as a free pass.

Before anyone gets too up in arms let me clarify just what I mean by "black people". I am not talking about people who expressed sentiments like Beyonce did in her post serenade interview at the Neighbourhood Ball where she stated (I am paraphrasing) that seeing what has been accomplished made her want to be a better person, a more socially involved person, and a smarter person. I am not talking about those who truly understand that "of the people, by the people, and for the people" means getting involved not sitting back and complaining. I am not talking about the people who are actively involved in their communities and cities. I am not talking about those people.

I am talking about the ignorant people who cannot see beyond the colour of his skin. This is not common only to white people but something that exists in the black community as well. There are those black people to whom Obama is just a black man so because a black man is in office "things gonna go different now cause we got a brotha runnin da show". If that is all you think when you see the President then you are not a help but a handicap. There are many black people out there who are spouting nonsense about how "the man is gone now so we gonna be able to come up". Really? Really? So the only thing that was holding you back was one man? So all the other black people that have made a way and made something of themselves and are on the path to and reaching their goals, what they just got lucky?

I look forward to the next four years. I look forward to seeing what someone who is not so jaded by politics as usual can do for this country. I look forward to seeing the black community reaching towards the dreams of Martin and Malcolm and making them more of a reality. And (yes I know I should not start a sentence with "and") it is my dearest and sincerest hope that when the real black people who truly understand the magnitude of what has been accomplished hear the nonsense being spouted, they will rise up... and throat punch the idiots that said it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


So I am walking home from the train station this evening and I hear this, "you almost got smacked on the ass".

Say what????

Yep, no lie, a guy said this to me. His explanation, after I gave him the "I will make it so you never have children nor ever again enjoy the act of creating them" side eye, was that I looked like someone he knew and apparently his way of saying hello would have been to smack them on the ass.

Whatever happened to a simple "Hello"?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

When it's no longer a gardening tool

At what point does a person, male or female, cross the line from being one who enjoys the pleasures of life to being a ho?

This debate has been raging (well I don't know if it is really raging per say but a lot of people are talking about it) for the past week on various sites and blogs that I frequent and it is really intriguing to me.

What makes someone a ho?

Sidebar: Now there are many that would automatically start the answer with something along the lines of "well a woman is considered a ho if..." and I would have to stop them right in their tracks. In my opinion there are far more manwhores than hoes out there in the world but ladies get a bad rap. Granted it is wrong no matter what gender you are, but men seem to get away with it more that women do. Why is it that if a guy sleeps with every female within a 5o mile radius he is just sowing his wild oats, but if a woman sleeps with every male within 50 mile radius she is looser than your bowels after mistaking the bar of ex-lax for a bar of chocolate?

Is it the quantity of people slept with that indicates hoedom or is it the quality of the game spit to get into the respective undies? Is a man a manwhore because he has slept with 30 women, or is he a manwhore because he pretended to want real relationships with 30 women to get them into bed? Is a woman a ho because she slept with 30 men, or because she slept with 30 men to get them to buy her stuff?

I am of the opinion (see disclaimer) that it is not so much about how many people you sleep with, trick with, mess around with, or whatever, but more so how you go about doing it. If you are up front and make it known from the get go that all you are looking for is a one night stand, jump off, quick fling, or what have you, and both parties are in agreement and accordance, well then suit up and have at it. However if lies and deceptions are used, and one party is mislead, or used in some way then that denotes hoedom.

So again the question, what makes someone a ho?

DISCLAIMER** the views expressed in this post in no way indicate the acceptance of sleeping around. just so you know, the Ranting Auntie is not down with that, but hey inquiring minds do wonder about things from time to time **

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kids Today

Too often kids today are at the mercy of stupid parents which then, in my opinion, leads to situations like this.

Once again I have many questions:

1. why is the 6 year old up by themselves?
2. why does the 6 year old know where the keys to the car are?
3. why is the 6 year old playing Grand Theft Auto?
4. why does the 6 year old not want to miss breakfast at school?
5. how as the parent are you asleep while your child is getting ready for school?

Now if this were a teenager, then I would lay some blame at the foot of the teen because they would be of an age to know better. They would be of an age to be held accountable for their own actions, and be of an age to reason for themselves and know right from wrong. This however was not a teen, this was a 6 year old child.

Maybe I am being too harsh, but if you have a small child then no matter how tired you are, you make sure they GET ON THE BUS, before you go to your bed. At 6 years old there would be no way my child was roaming my house alone or waiting for a bus alone. Sorry, not going to happen. Until I see them safely on the bus then I should be up with them. If for some reason the bus is missed or does not come then it is my responsibility as the parent to get them to school.

Granted this is all hypothetical because I do not have children, but I have watched my niece and nephews and when they got up, I got up. I made breakfast, saw that everyone was dressed and ready, then waited for each bus, and walked them to the bus when it came. Only after each one was off to school did I go back and lie down for a bit. To me that is just common sense.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

For real though?

Part of me really does not want to believe that this is true.

The skeptic in me wonders how a four year old "knew" how to fire a gun. I desperately want to believe that maybe the teens were fooling around and one of them accidentally shot the teen and they are just trying to cover it up. However as far as lies go this one would rank towards the top as being really bad.

I personally would have said that the child got a hold of the gun and in my efforts to get it away from them so they would not harm themselves it accidentally went off. That sounds more plausible and would then leave me to blame the parents for leaving it somewhere that was easily accessible.

So if this story is real and charges are brought, who will they charge? The four year old? What would the charge be, furthermore how would punishment be assessed? What responsibility will the parents of the toddler have for leaving a gun where the child could get at it?

What is this world coming to?

Happy New Year indeed.... kind of makes you wonder what the rest of the year will bring...