Saturday, January 30, 2016

Khrys and the City (Mile High City)

Denver Edition:
Rent a car or car service for travel through and around the city. 

Mercantile dining and provisions is a great atmosphere and has a tasty, fresh food, made to order (brunch) menu

Take a walk through Riverfront Park- free parking and the sights are amazing! It's totally romantic and "city-esque"

Visit the local breweries! Make it a day and visit ALL of them! Coors Brewery tour has free booze for you beer lovers

Drink lots of water when going further into the mountains to ski or hike or any other outdoor sports

The drive through the mountains is peaceful, serene, beautiful, and exhilarating all in one

Don't let the distance of the ski resorts and mountains or the weather conditions (snow) detour you from travel; the drive is easy and quick! Denver has heated roads  and constant highway cleaners

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Le sigh!

I really could give a rats fat a$$ about the Award shows, the honors, the validations, the boycott, the pettiness, or any of these conversations and debates but social media and news outlets have taken precedence over my timeline and my virtual space, as intended. 

In response to Stacy Dash. I "get" what she's attempting to advocate and coming from her, given her background, it makes sense that she feels that way but just as radio stations, clothing stores, universities, etc. are geared toward are televisions stations that's why we have BET (Black entertainment television), MTV (music) WE (women), Lifetime (desperate housewives), LOGO (homosexuals), Telemundo (Hispanic)...I could go on and on but I won't. These stations and brands are geared to respond and entertain those stereotypical demographics. Whether it does the job accurately or not is up to ratings and sales. It's ridiculous and misguided what she's saying about getting rid of them. It negates the purpose.

In response to Aunt Viv: She spoke nothing but the bitter truth. As petty as it may have seemed our world is solely about self many times. So much so when a true hero, a humanitarian, and good Sumeritan act out such as Jamie Foxx or the countless other people in the world that do it...not to discredit or devalue our Veterans that stand on a Wall and fight for the freedoms and liberties that we, and I say that loosely, because it's I can't even comprehend every day it's amazing to us (me) it's just not seen. People usually don't take to an issue until it's in the backyard or knocking on their front door. So in with Janet Hubert: this has BEEN an issue. Race. It's an issue. It's always been that way. So, now you're finally mad after the multiple years it's been an issue that you want other to jeopardize their careers? 

Stand up! Stand up for something. Have an opinion. Everyone has one. Speak your mind. Have conviction. But ultimately MAKE CHANGE!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Congratulations Cookie aka Taraji

Reading the following link it is expressed that in order for Taraji to be given the Golden Globe she had (among other African American women that win) to become brash, tacky, crude, etc. she down-right says disgusting.
Wait a minute! Hold up! Isn't this (Cookie) the character we love to watch on Wednesday evenings? Isn't this the character Taraji has been praised for since Cookie's inception? Isn't this the same character we create and share memes on every social media site quotting the fascinating comebacks and remarks Cookie makes week after week? This is the same show, and character, that was praised for breaking cultural and sexuality barriers, right? This same show that has been noted in magazines, news outlets and other media outlets for bridging prime time television to to the masses and providing outstanding entertainment each and every Wednesday! 
Open your eyes! We produce the stats. The viewers. Even if that wasn't a true statement Empire, and all the characters; namely Cookie and Luscious have become household names in the short time since the show has premiered. 
It's no secret; winners of these awards -Globes, Emmy's, etc- actually are named based off the outrageousness of character portrayal. It's no secret Black American has to be BETTER than everyone else in the world in order to be considered equal. It's NO secret. Read below and tell me what you think...

I say Congratulations!! You're an actress. You've worked hard to convey the part. You deserve your moment! You more than worthy of the award! We know how it is and we still RISE to the occasion! Congratulations!!
*photo coutersy of Taraji P Henson's Instagram 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 1st Randoms

Three names I go by
1. Khrystian
2. Ms. Cunningham
3. Khrys

Three places I lived
1. Friendswood
2. Prairie View
3. Lamarque

Three places I have worked
1. Dickinson ISD
2. Theatre Under the Stars
3. Eye Master's

Three things I love to watch
1. Television/entertainment
2. Fireworks
3. Sunrise

Three places I have been
1. Hawaiian islands
2. Mexico
3. Puerto Rico

Three things I love to eat
1. Dungeness crab
2. Greens
3. Ice cream sundaes

Three favorite drinks (not water)
1. Vanilla Coke
2. Mai Tai
3. Coffee

Three things I am looking forward to:
1. Success
2. Prosperity
3. Favor