Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ode to Summer '08

This blog happens to be inspired from my dear friend Kym.

The summer has come to an end. Inevitably it was due. Because my main profession is a teacher...it is my years thrill to enjoy summers!!!

Summer 2008 was awesome! It began with some slight down time...I attended two of my linesisters weddings at the beginning of June and then I was off to South Beach, Florida!! I had the best time with some of my old highschool friends...it was something like a reunion since, now; in our careers, we hardly get to vacation with one another. We stay'd on Ocean drive just feet away from the Versace Mansion, lounged on the beach by day taking in the atlantic ocean, ate crablegs at every outdoor patio resturant we could find, drank daquiries, mimosas' and mixed drinks from the time we woke up to the time we fell asleep, ate breakfast at 4:00am around the time we went to bed...popped bottles at the hottest nightclubs of the night, danced in the night air and had twilight conversations...

Industry mixers were next in the lineup...american woman in radio and television, all white-parties, wine and food tastings, and my ever fascinating Monday Happy Hours! Scattegories, watermelon vodka and cranapple juice on ice or red wine...whichever my taste buds called for, Taylor's

Summer Camp...I never went as a child always wanted to go and I went as an adult and got paid to be there! horseback riding, boating, jet skis, slides, mango tango, teenage mutant ninja turtle, high school musical, pasta alfredo

Next on the summer line up was brunches, shopping and Viva Las Vegas!! Golden nugget, all-u-can eat buffets and open bars, underwater aquarium water slides, poinsettas, downtown, dueces, sights, sounds, 40/40, playboy, popping bottles, moet and chandon, the man of the hour

Close to the end came the start of birthday celebrations, of old and new, jumping toys, pig tails, barbie doll house, disney princess' aged fine as wine

Last but not least came partying with a purpose; those near and dear know just what I mean in fact they benefit as well....

In a nutshell summer was the BEST! I couldn't have asked for a better one...I only pray there are more summers this fantabulous in my near and dear future!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

new day! new pay!!

I'm so excited I just hired onto yet another job!! 2 days out of my week, 2 hours out of my day! It is so amazing to be trained in what you LOVE to do and be paid top dollar to do it! God is Good!! Just thought I'd share in my excitement!!!!

Lesson Learned

...so i went to karaoke wednesday night. it was unexpected, but mos def one of the many forms of entertaining myself i partake in.
the day began quite normally; i was watching duplex, ben stiller and drew barrymore, when a friend of mine asked if i'd meet up with her at the kona grill for happy hour. i was hungry so i went; not to mention i love a good margarita. in the midst of reminiscing on our recent trip to vegas we simultanously said karaoke would be fun to do next.
because we were there so early it was only about 5 people in the building. lucky for us, becasue that means we get to sing more songs. i sang; girls just wanna have fun, weak, cater to you, and redneck woman, the night was going well.
a little later in the night this girl got up and began singing a song with the most buttery smooth voice i had heard in awhile. her sound was so amazing it made me stop looking through the book of songs and i began singing along with her. after she got off stage i immediately complimented her and asked her who's song it was. i knew i knew the song, had heard it before, but didn't remember by whom. she said alicia keys' a lesson learned!
that song hit the spot for me:

"I was burned but I call it a lesson learned Mistake overturned but i call it lesson learned. My soul has returned so I call it a lesson learned. Another lesson learned.... Life perfect, aint perfect if you don't know what the struggles for Falling down, aint falling down if you don't cry when you hit the floor It's called the past, 'cause im getting past and I ain't nothing like I was before. You ought to see me now."

i came home and put that song on all the playlists i have-iphone, ipod, project playlist, myspace lol. life is all about lessons learned. i went through, as i'm sure we all do, alittle something last year. the funniest part about my ordeal was that i used to be so judgemental of others. so quick to disregard how others felt and unwilling to place my self in their shoes. i was the friend, and i still am; that everyone comes to for the absolute truth, no holds bar! straight-forward spare no punches. but this time last year i was so down about what i was going through that at some points i could barely recognize who i was. this time last year i wouldn't have uttered a word about it, i wouldn't have been honest with myself and say i was hurt or in excruciating pain; i wouldn't have had so much passion behind recognizing how others feel when they go through any type of pain. and i mos def wouldn't be writing a blog about it for everyone to read. for me life was simple. it still is. your past is just that... your past and the right now is a gift that's why its called the present, and i'm thankful that i recognize that. i'm in such a great place. i love what i do, my family, my friends, where i am in life, my belief in God; and not many people can say that. I am glad God has a way of putting us through things and placing certain people in our lives to teach us valuable life lessons. lessons that you can't be prepped for; you actually have to go through them yourself, live through them and triump over them.
lessons learned makes you stronger and builds your character. last year i asked why?, now i just smile and thank God because He brought me out of the situation. God could have taken me out of here when i was in my misery. But He saw to it that i had yet another lesson learned. God is Awesome!

Here is the site to here the full sing if your interested

Friday, August 1, 2008

My So-Called Fabulous Life!

I had such a great time out with a few of my friends last night. I say that because my Thursday began like any other regular Thursday for me. I woke up, ate little something and smashed out in front of the television ALL day watching reality tv. Keeping up with the Kardashians had a marathon on. I would look at my phone each time something popped up, a text or a call and wouldn't answer it unless it was my mom or any other immediate family member. It was just one of those days. You know, "that a girl goes through", quoting Monica lol. Anywho; at about 5 o'clock, simply put; tired of just wasting my day, I answered a text from my good friend Brandy. She wanted to go to a happy hour and catch up. She seemed all excited at first, which got me in the mood, but I still would have to shower, get dressed, do something to my hair; which had been dried up from the wet look for atleast 2 days, and then drive to meet her. To top that off, we had no idea where exactly we would meet. So I called my girl Tay and asked if she knew any spots. She mentioned that another friend Kate wanted us to go to Venue that night, so reluctantly I agreed. After about another hour I called to tell Brandy I was ready and she bailed on me! I would have easily just went back to bed, but something told me to get up and do something, especially if I planned to do something later...you know keep the momentum going! I then called my down-the-street-partner-in-crime (lol) Danielle and we decided to meet at Cheddar's for dinner.
Dinner was great. We caught up. After dinner it was time to fixer myself up to go to a club. Honestly I wasn't in the mood because my hair was still crunched up from what I told you already the wet look. I had to keep telling myself, "Get up and stop watching other people's life and continue creating your own."
Disaster struck as my hair was a complete horror and at about 20 minutes till Tay called and said she would be on her way in 15 minutes!! Yikes! I was moving like a bat out of hell and threw my head under the bath tub sink to wash out all the mousse, tied half of my wet hair into a ponytail and left the front half out to blow dry. I self created some type of bouffant style ponytail and finished applying makeup, slathered on Vaseline oil, dabbed on perfume and was ready by the time Tay got there.
Arrival at Venue was cool, however I was little worried about my car in the downtown parking area...but I left it in God's hands! When we got to the club, there was a line. I should have known since Kenny Smith, ex-Rockets Championship basketball player, was throwing the shindig. Whatever, our name was on a list so we didn't wait for long, and soon we were enjoying long island teas, vodka cranberry, and patron shots (my personal favorite) in the exclusive VIP section. By the end of the night total count of patron shots was 7 and we were only there for 2 hours...but because I ate so well earlier I was fine last night and doing great today! Oh and my car was absolutely fabulous! LOL!!

Access Granted!

I ripped this from another blog page I saw...my brain didn't know where to begin with a blog and this seemed like a great start! Enjoy...

Maybe I should…really stop wasting time and get my poetry published.

I love the smell of…rain. Its one of those things I can't explain, but I love rainy days. I also love the smell of gardenia, that's why I wear Micheal Kors LOL!

People would say that I…don't know...I've gotten lots of things from being high maintenance, party girl, mean, brutally honest to a good wholesome young lady

I don’t understand why…some things happen the way they do.

When I wake up in the morning…I'm praising God for one more day to get it right!

I lost my willpower to…care wholeheartedly about things I can not change or people that don't deserve my concern.

Life is wonderful…even when it kicks you in the butt.

My past has…set me up for my future.

I get annoyed when…I don't succeed or get my way.

Parties are not…the only way to have a funky good time.

Dogs are…cool as long as they're hurt or limp...nah j/k; but seriously as long as they stay over there...waaaaaaaaayyyy over there!

Cats are…not my thing, but they're all good too. They keep mice away!

Tomorrow I’m going to…rest, rest and more rest!!! That's what you do when you on vacation!

I have a low tolerance for…bullshit and lies.

I’m totally terrified of…Freddy Kruger

I wonder why I thought my life would be…perfect at all times.

Never in my life…will I not have unconditional love for my family.

High School was something that…I enjoyed thoroughly; I made great friends, got involved in everything, and have a gazillion memories!!

When I’m nervous…I shake LOL! from my hands to my voice.

Making my bed is…something I do if someone is coming over, I'm leaving for more than a day or I'm cleaning up my room and its early otherwise I'm in it and there's no need. Making my bed is not a necessity, but it looks good in a clean room ;)

I’m almost always…thirsty.

I’m addicted to…spending money, coffee, soda, my IPhone, beautiful things, buying swimsuits; even though I can't swim, watching comedies over and over again...okay I will stop now

I want someone…who wants me back. Someone that is honest, charming, funny, God-fearing and kind. I would love someone that is respectable, understanding, generous, forgiving, romantic, spontaneous. The someone I want is the one who together with me makes perfect.