Our holiday is going great!
On Christmas Eve we chilled at the aunts crib, ate too much good food and watched the latest "Harry Potter" and "Angels & Demons" (which ironically are probably the worst Christmas movies in history, ha).
And now, Christmas is finally here and we are having a lovely day!
We slept late, opened gifts and have been watching "The Game" marathon, "A Christmas Story", Christmas cartoons and basketball with the fam all day.
Sidenote: Leslie and I both got iPod touches and some other cool stuff like a Wii Fit.
And as a Christmas tradition, we are about to watch this adorable HBO show,"Twas the Night"!
Its basically alot of hilarious children talking about what the holidays mean to them.
Trust me, if you watch this show, you will be in tears because those midgets are so hilarious and so sweet...
It's on HBO:On Demand and yall have to check it out at least once and let me know how it affected your lives overall. ha
Sidenote: Speaking of lives, here's Leslie (left), me (middle) and our little brother early in our lives when we were 4 & 3 years old and 6-months-old.
*For some reason, I thought my bro was 1-yr-old until I realized he had little-to-no neck control and looked like Jabba the Hut. ha
And man, I was sick in this picture!
I was sneezing so much blood Christmas morning and I didnt open any gifts :(
Here is LMo this morning, with Quincy (left) and Sterling (right)!
thats all for the random pictures so...
I'll leave you with what could be the greatest Christmas commercial ever.
*insert heavy Compton accent* We ducking on reindeers, bitch. ha
But I hope you guys are having a beautiful and safe holiday!
P.S. We actually got some snow in the STL area.
P.P.S. Leslie and I just realized we have both apps AND the map (considering we're with Verizon).
We did a wack, limp handed high-five in celebration. ha
P.P.P.S. When you do watch "Twas the Night" (notice I said "when", not "if"), check out the kid that says, "Peace on EarT."
Its pure comedy and an inside joke with our fam. :)
P.S. He's always sounded like a bullfrog of African decent and I cant get enough. ha
Asher Roth may in fact be a minority.
And not the, "his long lost father is an albino and he didn't know he was mixed" type of minority, but the "I'm gay" minority.
The only reason why I think it could be true is because he hasn't come out and denied it yet...
I was kinda mad when I heard the news because Asher has my heart.
If I hung out with him, he would be one of the only boys clever and funny enough to make me say,"Ohhhh Asher!", like 20 times.
And I hate to be stereotypical of my homosexual homies, but he doesn't rub me as being gay.
No se, but the cool thing about his possible homosexuality is that maybe gay stereotypes will start to break down for a few people.
I mean, Asher is like that cool, random white dude in college that everyone knows.
He'd be everyone's homie, he's extremely charming, very masculine, funny and confident AND he could pull white and black women because of all the qualities previously mentioned.
So if he is gay, it doesn't seem like the average heterosexual male would be "threatened" by him with their "I'm afraid of gay people for reasons that don't suffice my discrimination against them, which in turn makes me a lame" mindset that many sadly have.
Anyway, when Asher first dropped, I used to love watching his crazy, sexy, cool ass in interview
He's so down-to-earth and he's a Leo, so yeah. lol
But anyway, check this dope ass interview of him talking about him being a "heterosexual male" among other groovy things...
P.S. "She's fair-skinned, so she relates to my pain." lmao.
Ive been forced to listen to holiday music since the day after Halloween and, it's taken it's toll. And the worst thing about it, it's not even the good Christmas music you can rock to, it's the weak ish like "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"...smh
However, since it is the *insert OJ da Juiceman voice* holiday seeeeaaaaason, it's only right for this Music Monday to be a Christmas edition. :)
1) Mariah Carey-"All I Want for Christmas"
This is young America's unofficial Christmas song.
She was so adorable in this video AND its pre-nose job Mariah, so you know this is when she was "sanging", not "singing".
2) TLC-"Sleigh Ride"
TLC was one of my favorite groups when I was a kid so it's only natural that this is gonna one of my fave Christmas songs as well.
And I promise, if you don't stop whatever you're doing and say,"Cadillac....." in that deep ace voice everytime, you don't deserve Christmas cheer. ha
3) Wham-"Last Christmas"
Out of all the songs they continuously play at my gig, this is the ONLY one I can tolerate because it's always been one of my favs.
Besides, George Michaels is such a fox (a gay fox, damn). ha
4) "Santa Claus is a Black Man"
The title says it all...
This may be the ONLY Christmas song in history that would make 3/4 of the white-American population uneasy.
If I'm going to listen to an annoying child sing, its mos definitely not gonna be that Hippo girl, it's gonna be this little annoying child proclaiming Santa Claus' blackness. lol
5) Emery-"A Way for Santa's Sleigh"
Don't rule this song out yall!
I used to be an Emery-head back in highschool and they are a really dope band.
It's a nontraditional song (which can be a good thing) and everyones voice sounds beautiful (especially when they hit that harmony).
Wednesday, December 23rd
Doors open at 10pm-Ladies are free until 11pm
1025 Spruce St.
Discount with a toy!
See ya there or be square :)
P.S. Here are some rando dando pictures from the Thanksgiving Day bash...
I hope you understand. lol
We will be back with lots of pictures, music and dope, funny shit in a little minute.
Yes, the beautiful Sade is back yall!
Like my guy Maxwell, she's been hiding out in Europe for years, living life and probably being extremely inspired (which is a catch 22 for us).
Her new single "Soldier of Love" recently dropped and of course, I love it.
Sade is one of my favorite artist of all time.
Ive been listening to her all my life (thanks Ma & Pa), but now that I'm older, I can truly appreciate her lyrics (which are always so honest and beautiful).
For example, in "Cherish the Day" when she says:
"If you were mine. If you were mine. I wouldn't want to go...to heaven."
It would be INSANE to even feel an 1/8th of that statement.
Anyway, her album drops next year and I cant fucking wait!
Download "Soldier of Love" here and enjoy...
P.S. If her album would have dropped this year, I would have just committed suicide.
2009 was an amazing year for music and I don't think my heart coulda took it if she released her record too. lol
P.P.S. I think Ive mentioned it before, but D'Angelo is coming back as well.
He's working with some crazy people like Cee-lo, Mark Ronson and Raphael Saadiq.
His project is gonna be insanity.
P.P.P.S. "See Sade in concert" is on my Bucket List.
It will happen. lol
True story, over the last 2 months I have NOT been on my music grind like I normally am, so Ive been listening to some old stuff...
Glad to say The Kickdrums' mixtape that dropped around Halloween 2008 is still rocking even a year later!
Ive mentioned their songs on here, but Ive never featured an entire mixtape by them.
It's one of my favorite mash-up projects and some very dope artists are featured like...
...it's basically a very funky mix of electro and hip-hop.
They dont have alot of videos on youtube that I can post on here to prove their dopeness to you, but trust me, if you dont have this one, pu-lease download it...ahora!
P.S. The transitions between songs is the dopest part, so try to listen all the way through (esp. on the intro and the transitions on tracks 10-11, 11-12, 15-16 and my favorite, 23-25!)
*LMo's MM coming soon...
It's crazy to see how much his career has progressed in a year.
Read the letter and the comments here.
"Why wasn't he one of the Freshman 10? Its okay cause he's gonna be the Valedictorian."
The kicker, as you may know, is that he has NOT dropped an album.
1) He listened when I told him,"Dont change, just change the game." (click)
2) Mixtapes are the present and the future of hip-hop.
Sidenote: When will "non-urban" artists start to catch on?
3) Light-skinned never left. (click)
4) He's a muh'fuggin, killah...
5) Dont sleep on J.Cole.
P.S. #5 is completely random, lol, but I please jump on J.Cole yall!
I’ve been thinking about cheating and infidelity for months now.
In fact, I wrote this post back in July, but I was just waiting for the perfect time to publish it.
With the Tiger Woods debacle and the fact that it keeps popping up in my life and/or in the lives of my friends, I think I found my perfect timing opportunity.
As we all know, cheating is an epidemic in these streets, but Im attempting to get to the bottom of it.
Here are a few examples of what my friends and I have been running into:
A) There was a guy "Billy" who was trying to talk to me. It turns out he has a girlfriend, so of course that's not gonna fly. He then tries to talk to my sister of all people (as if I'm not gonna find out) yet, he is still trying to put the moves on me, hard. Then, to make matters worse, we find out he also talked to our best friend back in highschool. Did I mention Billy’s brother also tried to get on me at the same time? Yeah, laughable.
B) My friend, "Clarissa" is dating a great guy. They have been dating for months now and it is getting serious. They see each other nearly everyday and go out all the time. Clarissa finds out this nigga is engaged. smh.
C) My friend, "Mona" is dating a man and they are really feeling each other. They are falling in love and then she finds out he is married with 3 kids. Womp, womp.
All the previous situations are highly egregious and I could go on for days with these cheater, cheater pumpkin eater stories but...
I just don't understand how men do it or better yet, how do they make time for it?
Nigga, I can hardly finish my PowerPoint presentation, write this blogpost and get my daily serving of fruit and vegetables, yet you find the time for two or more "relationships"?
What are your time management techniques, brotha?
They have to know something I don’t, so…
These are my theories on how men find ways to cheat:
1. They have an extra 6 hours in their day, turning the normal 24-hour day into a sexy 30-hour day.
2. They have an evil, more "smooth" twin.
-ex: Kinda like Steve Urkel vs. Stefan Urquelle (because Stefan had all the "hoes").
- Also, that evil, smooth twin has an English accent because us girls can’t resist them.
3. They have three cell phones and two facebook accounts for easier cheating access.
4. They eat alot of Twix. (Get it? No? Okay. lol)
5. Cheating men secretly studied abroad at Hogwart's for a semester. They are now wizards and know all spells that will help in their cheating ways.
*Bedazzling Hex: Conceals a person or object.
-So if their girlfriend comes home early, they can always hide the other chick with ease.
*Gemino Charm: Creates duplicates of a person.
-You can be two places at one time...TENDER!
*Obliviate: Used to hide a memory of a particular event.
-No trust issues here. If you cheated in the past, your girlfriend doesn't remember.
*Confundus Charm: Causes confusion and forgetfulness.
-Similar to “Obliviate”
*Jelly-Brain Jinx: Affects persons' mental process.
-Confused girlfriend = happy penis
*Cheering Charm: Causes person to become very happy and content.
-Turns that suspecting, irritated girlfriend into a happy-go-lucky hobo.
*Orchideous: Causes a bouquet of flowers to appear.
-If all else fails, remember this spell. Who doesn't like roses, right?
According to the Kinsey sex study, 50% of U.S. men cheat during some point in their marriage and 40% of men seek sexual satisfaction outside their relationships.
Those aren’t very good odds, so Leslie and I posed the million dollar question:
Why do men cheat?
And we got some very interesting and honest responses....
*Responses to this million dollar question are always going to sound like ten-dollar answers.
*They get bored with their lady.
*For the simple fact that we feel as though we always have to strive for something else when Ms. Right is right there.
*There is an inadequacy in the relationship, or an over-whelming element in a relationship.
*Sorry, I tried but I couldn’t come up with a reason. Everything sounded like an excuse and there is definetly no excuse for cheating.
*Refer to Steve Harvey's book but also just watch men. We tell everything through our body language.
*No one can really verbally answer that question 100%. LOL.
*Men are logical and women are emotional so the unconnected physical act of pleasure that cheating often correaltes with are naturally going to be dominant in men.
*I think men cheat the same reason women cheat. Men are just the usual suspects.
*GREED...men/women are too greedy to sacrifice their LUST for the one they supposed to LOVE.
*I get bored. Sad to say but it takes a lot to keep my attention. I lose intrest kinda early so that’s why I have cheated.
*I guess niggas gon be niggas
*Because the opportunity is there.
*Men cheat for the reason that they feel they need to conquer every woman that they see its more of a sport or a thrill to them.
*Out of perceived boredom and forgetting why you're with your woman.
*Most of the time cuz they're horny; they want to see if they can get that certain girl at that moment. Dumb but the truth.
*Easy; physical accessibility.
*A man cheats to feel like he's winning in a relationship.
*Men are so greedy and never satisfied.
*Validation, insecurities, selfishness, the rush, lust, boredom.
*Refer to Steve Harvey’s book. There is an entire chapter on it!
*I think for some it's just a habit and for others I think they do it cuz at that moment they are not really thinking bout the outcome!
*They cant control their sexual urges.
*They're greedy and can get away with it.
*I think it's b/c sometimes they want to have their cake & eat it too! Also I think some are confused as to what they want.
*They feel as if they can have their cake and eat it too; thinkin they can do whatever it is they want with no regard or respect for the person they are with.
*I gotta few one worders...
*Because they are stupid! Lol And don’t appreciate good women.
All good answers but my favorite has to be from my niggy Dar-rel who responded:
“I do because I’m trying to get an A on the test…don’t you?”
lmao! Touche Dar-rel!
But here are the Top 10 “official” reasons according to askmen.com:
10. Your lady doesn't put out
9. She cheated on you
8. It's challenging and exciting
7. You can get away with it
6. It boosts your ego.
5. The opportunity was there.
4. Your girlfriend is a nag.
3. Women let us (quick to forgive)
2. She doesn't turn you on anymore
1. You don't love her anymore
All in all, I understand that no one is perfect and all relationships have their downfalls, but some things make no sense to me.
If you aren’t happy in your relationship or if cheating becomes a regular thing, why stay in the relationship?
Yes, men may want to have the support of a girlfriend and the sexual freedom of a single man but baby, you can’t have your cake and eat her, I mean, “it” too. ha
We are young.
We should be having fun.
Aren’t you sick of being paranoid and having to delete those texts?
If you can’t commit, don’t.
Be a bachelor and then have all the fun you want without that guilty aftertaste in the morning.
I’m just saying.
Leave a comment and give me your thoughts; I'm interested.
I love this song(off his newly released album "Deal or no Deal".)
I also love how they say Johnny Juliano. It's #adorable.
2) Wiz Khalifa-"Red Carpet"
Another dope song off the album.
"Gettin mo' scrill, deal or no deal, uh"
3) Tyga-"Heaven or hell"
I love the beat of this song. Hella happy.
This is off Tyga's latest mixtape "Black Thought" <--Cop it.
4) Kelis- "Acapella"
This song is different,I like it tho.
This is the first single off her up and coming album titled "Acapella"
5) John Mayer- "Do you know me"
He is the man. Nuff said.
This song is just one of MANY great songs off "Battle Studies"<--Cop it!
2) Aerosmith-"Dream On"
3) Kid Cudi-"My World"
4) Sade-"Lovers Rock"
But no, this person couldn't be further from talent.
I encourage everyone to point and laugh at Birdman right about now (and every day from this point on.)
In other news, what the hell lol.
Wayne sperm are aparently of the highest quality and are putting in mad overtime.
On Twitter, lots of people are talking about how the other "baby mama's" and ex-wife are reacting to the birth of baby Neal.
This is the initial tweet and retweet from Lauren London and Toya Carter:
"MsLaurenLondon RT @antoniacarter Congrats to Nivea and Wayne...its a Boy!!! (Beautiful and blessed)"
And here are a few of the many responses:
Myfabolouslife: RT @MsLaurenLondon RT @antoniacarter Congrats to Nivea and Wayne...its a Boy!!! (Beautiful and blessed) <--this is a interesting tweet 2 me
LilDuvall: i just heard all of lil wayne's babymamas are congratulating each other on twitter. if that aint some nigga shit.
MsLaurenLondon: Our children's comfort and happiness is the most important thing to us. Life is too short. Peace and Love yall.
Crad1985: RT @myfabolouslife RT @MsLaurenLondon RT @antoniacarter Congrats to Nivea and Wayne...its a Boy!!! (Beautiful and blessed) <--Awkward Turtle.
This is the equation I came up with to TRY and excuse our abscence:
Thanksgiving + work + virus ass computer + kicking it too hard + no sleep + (>_>) + (-_-)=
NO CLEARANCE AISLE CUSTOMER SERVICE.
I know its gonna be tough during the final weeks of this semester, but we are gonna step our blog game up with some funny ish, some interesting ish and some good music ish.
Don't go no where, loves....
This is Toni Braxton and Trey Songz singing "Yesterday"
This is basically a hot topic just because they kissed, but they do both look great.
Toni Braxton is a sneaky one. lol
She was definitely about to go in for the kiss again right when the performance ends.
Mixing a little business with pleasure I see. (#notmadatit)
She's been looking real scraggly to me. I don't know if its her hair or what..but she needs to get it together.
Maybe her personal stylist went on strike lol.
Exhibit 1: The interview.
Exhibit 2: The hair.
Exhibit 3: The face.
(I will say this though, that motha freakin fanny pack is live lol.)
Maybe I'm just being picky, but I'm used to Rihanna looking nothing short of this:
My message to Rihanna: "Lock it up."
So a minute ago I blogged about the "Tron" movie.
If you ever get the urge to do something this ridiculous, and think its cool, please follow these directions:
1.Go to your local grocery store.
2.Buy a large can of whoop a$$.
3.Go back home.
For all of you that are fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta...
SOMEONE'S GETTING REPLACED
Next season, one of the Housewives is getting the boot.
Personally, I don't know how they can afford to lose her, but maybe she's just too busy with She by Sheree lol. I would expect them to maybe trade Kandi in for another housewife(even though I like her).
But hey, its still somewhat of a rumor, so I guess we'll know for sure once the new season starts.I guess they figure as long as they have crazy aka Nene, then they're good. lol.
But really though, yal know who needs a show to themselves?
This negro Dwight:
I could watch him all night long!
"I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the coach, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together, in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane."
P.S. If you know where these pictures are from, kudos.
It's so hard not to watch her though, because no rapper in their right mind would ever think about looking like she does when she spits.
This video is the perfect example of how she just does the most.
Check it out :)
Beyonce ft Lady Gaga-Videophone
Is it just me or does it look like she's topless in this still shot?
Anyway, I liked it.
Gaga and Beyonce go hard
If you are ever feeling uninspired or hopeless, listen to this song.
The lyrics are the truth and it makes me feel happy.
Plus, I truly believe it:
"Send it out to the universe. Let it fly away. Send it out to the universe. Whatever's meant to be will be." = instant comfort.
3) K-OS- "4,3,2,1"
We can always count on K-OS to have some catchy tune celebrating b-boys and b-girls in the video.
4) The Kickdrums ft. Kid Cudi-"Sky High"
Not new by any means, but damn I love this junt.
They can do no wrong in my eyes.
This is exactly where they get the term "oldie but goodie" from.
On Friday night I found out they are forming a group together with the help of...Dame Dash?
Yes, it is going to interesting, but it also going to be fresh.
That nigga Nicki is starting to grow on me.
I think its the fact that she's retarded lol...
and sometimes you can't help but stare at retarded people.
2) Curren$y-"Life Under the Scope"
I love the vibe of this song and the video.
3) Jamie Foxx ft Gucci Mane-"Speak French"
Gucci Mane is officially the Tpain of this year bc he is on everybody's song!
I love when he comes in the song tho.
4) Neako-"Cold Shoulder"
Me and Neako are cool on Twitter (@Neako), and he put me on his mixtape:The Rubix Cube Blue Edition Mixtape.
1) Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum and Durr-"You Cant Blame Me"
If you downloaded the "Burn After Rolling" mixtape, chances are youve had this song stuck in your head without even hearing the sample song Wiz Khalifa used on "When You Find".
Well here it is.
The original is the un-jealouus!
2) Heatwave-"Star Story"
LMo featured this song in a post a little while ago but I had to put it up again.
Ive been listening to it non-stop lately; the vibes are so lovely.
I even proposed to my best friends bicep, which I named "Bucky the Bicep", while this song was playing.
I was on some (*_*) stuff, of course. lol
3) The Joker-"Blow Ya Back Out"
Ive been bumping this song forever and we listened to it all night on my 21st birthday (7/29/08 was pure, random craziness fyi, lol)!
Still love it.
Welcome our special guest Music Monday Blogger:
1)Cop shoot Cop- Migration
2) The Black Ghosts- Full moon
Because at this point in time, I believe Trey Songz was snooping around in the Garden of Eden, and in fact, did invent sex. lol
I could go on, but I would end up going too far. lmao
3) Wiz Khalifa-"Say You Will Freestyle"
Of course, you cant go wrong rapping over Empire of the State...
"The show is far. You the only one with a car with yo girlfriends, but being that she's a big fan of course she made it..."