I’m Completely Enamored.

18 November 2008 at 11:58 pm (Entertainment, Music) (, , )

So, I’m checking out this message board I frequent and there is a thread talking about this artist Adele. I assumed she’s new and while she very well may be (I’m still doing research on her) I’ve seen some of her stuff on youtube dating back to early last year. Anyway, I listened to ONE song and decided I am buying her album, “19” this friday. I am in love with her voice. Talk about purity, talk about soulful, talk about RICH. This woman is CLASS. Her voice has me in awe.

Take a listen and don’t say I didn’t tell you so.

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You Know What’s Nice?

18 November 2008 at 10:06 pm (Life)

It’s nice that when you talk someone listens. They pick out what seems like the most trivial anecdote and store it away and then do something with it later on. I mean, the best part of talking to someone is knowing that they are HEARING you. Sometimes, it’s crazy because when they turn around and do something so sweet with the words you told them, that you yourself actually kind of forgot, you look at them in disbelief and all you can do is smile and say to yourself: “well, alright!”

It’s nice when, for so long in your past, you had people in your life that didn’t accept you for who you are or what you’re about and what you stand for. You vow, through all of that, to never change because you are who you are and someone, someday will love you for it and they won’t expect nor will they demand that you change. And, when that day comes and not only do they accept you, but they are almost in some ways, the same as you, you realize that standing your ground was the best thing you could have ever done.

It’s nice to know that even if you’re thinking of someone, you don’t have to always be the one to pick up the phone and call them because your phone rings first.

It’s nice to feel loved. By the people that genuinely love you and even by the people that hate you. Yes, people that hate you really love you. Why? Because in order to hate someone you have to love someone first. Think about it. I already have and that’s my conclusion. Hate is a strong word and it’s a passion-filled emotion. Without love you can’t hate. Otherwise, it’s simply disdain, strong dislike or loathing.

At the end of the day there are so many things in this world that are bad and negative and wrong. Too easily we get caught up in the evils of the world. It’s a lot easier said than done to take the time and “smell the roses” but if you are consistent with it, it actually becomes easier rather than harder. Everyday, I sit and reflect and think about what’s nice in my life or what’s good in my world rather than focus on what’s wrong with it. It wasn’t easy at first because a lot of things just weren’t right. But the more I MADE myself find the good … the more it actually became apparent and before I realized it, I had a lot more GOOD things going on in my life than bad things.

These days, I walk a little taller. I laugh a little louder. I smile much broader and I hold my head higher.

I still have my bad days. I’m only human. But rather than mope and harp on it. I allow myself time to get pissed off and then ….. I.move.on.

I’m in a happy place right now and I think that’s why things are finally coming together for me.

And that’s pretty damn nice.

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13 November 2008 at 8:22 pm (Celebrity, Entertainment, Music) (, , )

No, I didn’t just discover this song but I just love it SO much, I felt it deserved its own blog. I honestly cannot stop listening to this track. I’m a HUGE Keri Hilson fan (I’m slightly obsessed) but I also love Chris Brown – which I feel only SLIGHTLY guilty about. He’s legal but still too young for me. Anyhow, I love that lil boy! 😉

Here’s the vid if you’ve been living under a rock.

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Caylee Anthony

11 November 2008 at 11:31 am (News) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Two-Year Old Caylee Anthony

Two-Year Old Caylee Anthony

Here’s the latest on the Caylee Anthony case.

Personally, I believe the mother, Casey, is guilty. She’s downright evil.

Story Here

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Raping the Victim

11 November 2008 at 11:14 am (News) (, , , , , , , )

I read an article in People Magazine a month ago about a woman that was drugged and raped and when she went to trial she was not allowed to prejudice the jury against her rapist because of a ban the judge had set in place due to a law protecting the accused rights to a fair trial.  For some reason this story has stayed with me.

Apparently, victims of rape are now being told they cannot use hot button terms like “rape” or “victim”  and others during the course of their trials because, get this, it impedes on the rights of the accused. So basically, if a woman has been raped she must concede she had “sexual intercourse” (rather than say the word rape) with this “person” (rather than her attacker). What kind of bullshit IS this? The woman is now being raped twice. Once by a power hungry man and a power hungry justice system!

Right now, I’m not sure how this works in the Canadian court system, but I’m looking into that. This is only happening in courts across the United States but it sets a VERY ugly precedent, in my opinion, for other countries to possibly follow suit.

This is so unbelievable. I decided to read up about it more and I came across this interesting article. Please read:

Call It The Age of The Loaded Word.

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Decisions Decisions Decisions

9 November 2008 at 2:05 pm (Life) (, , , , )

Lately, it seems like I’ve been making a lot of them. Life changing ones, too!

The latest MAJOR life changing decision I made wasn’t even mine to make. I tried to do it and that was taken from me. I was pissed about that because it took me so long to come to that decision and the other person didn’t let me say my piece and instead made it about them. So, it wasn’t very final for me but it is what it is. I had been preparing for it long before it actually happened so, in the end, I just let it be and reflected on the fact that regardless of how that person reacted, it was ME who initiated it. And THAT will never be taken from me. When I am done I am done. Previously, I had allowed someone to come and go as they pleased but eventually, I realized I’m not someones go to girl. AND it’s a good thing I made that decision because shortly thereafter I seen for myself how I was used. It was almost like I was this person’s placeholder. LMFAO. You’d think that would hurt me and not be a laughing matter but I always had my suspicions and so it wasn’t really a surprise . It’s OK though. God doesn’t like ugly.

The other decision involved ending a friendship that never really was. Does that make sense? Hey, all I know is, the girl ended up being crazy and I must have left QUITE the impression because months later I’m still on her mind and she still feels threatened by me. So much so that, she’s using my name to gain back friendships she initially let fall apart all on her lonesome. Idiot people surround me. That decision wasn’t a hard one to make. More of a necessary one.

I’m in the midst of making another life changing decision – involving work. I’m starting to despise my job. Not for the work I do. More so for the environment. When I took this job I was warned it’d be high paced and stressful. I figured it’s nothing I couldn’t handle. What I didn’t expect is for the stress to come from my employers and not the clients. The people I work for are great people but they aren’t great bosses. They are high strung. My one boss is anyway. He flies off at the handle at the SMALLEST amount of trouble. His anger doesn’t escalate like most people. He just snaps immediately. I’ve heard him belittle and talk down about his employees and it makes me wonder what he says about me when I’m not around. I can only imagine. There is constant yelling, cursing, slamming of doors. With the way the economy the way it is right now, finding a new job, not just a good one, is hard. There aren’t many out there. And its really not what you know but WHO you know.

Then there is the OTHER major decision of relocation. For so many years, I dreamed of leaving the country to be with someone special. Now that that is no longer a dream, I’ve set my sights on living in another province or maybe even still the U.S. but closer to Canada. Detroit to be exact. But living in the States at the moment is going to be somewhat tied into another decision I’m not ready to make as yet. That will take more time. My life, I tell you, is made up of so many decisions. I need a change of pace and scenery. Badly. I’ve lived in the same city my entire life. Since I was born. And I need to …. make that change, you know? Live in and experience other parts of the world. Or at the very LEAST my own country.

Decisions surround us everyday and they range from simple: “What am I having for dinner?” and “What am I going to wear?” to bigger, more important ones like the ones I’ve been faced with and shared with you today. You can’t always make the right ones. That’s how you live and you learn. I’ve always felt it’s important to live your life with no regrets but you have to be sound in your decision making and support your own decisions. And, you most definitely have to make them for yourself and no one else. Being able to do this, really shapes who you are and what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. I’ve learned NOT facing the inevitable and making that decision will be what kills you. It tears away at you and will eat you alive and strip you of the character you worked so hard to build.

And I don’t know about you but I work hard at being who I am everyday of my life. And one thing I refuse to do is lie to myself. And once you start lying to yourself, you are in trouble. So make honest and smart decisions when it comes to your life and hold firm to your beliefs. And ALWAYS trust your gut. I can’t stress that enough. Had I trusted my gut three years ago I would’ve saved myself a shitload of pain.

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October Daily Motivation (Archived)

4 November 2008 at 8:12 pm (Daily Motivation (Archives))

10/31: “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” …. Winston Churchill

10/30: “Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.” …. Josh Billings

10/29: “The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.” …. William James

10/28: “Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you.” …. Marcus Aurelius

10/27: “Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” …. Democritus

10/26: “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” …. Thomas Paine

10/25: “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” …. Doug Firebaugh

10/24: “The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” …. Socrates

10/23: “Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.” ….  Claudia Black

10/21: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” …. Aristotle

10/20: “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” …. Anonymous

10/19: “Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.” …. Japanese Proverb

10/05: “Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” …. Chinese Proverb

10/04: “Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.” …. Christy Borgeld

10/03: “In order to be walked on, you have to be laying down.” …. Brian Weir

10/02: “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action” …. Benjamin Disraeli

10/01: “Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.” …. Lisa Alther

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October Pointless Facts (Archived)

4 November 2008 at 8:10 pm (Pointless Facts Of the Day (Archives))

10/31: …………………………………… The electric chair was invented by a dentist?

10/30: …………………………………… Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister?

10/29: …………………………………… Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with?

10/28: …………………………………… The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was a Captain Kirk mask painted white?

10/27: …………………………………… A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top?

10/26: …………………………………… 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled?

10/25: …………………………………… Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it?

10/24: ………………………………….. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!? (*never tested this one myself, so I dunno about all that!*)

10/23: …………………………………… A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death?

10/21: …………………………………… The ‘spot’ on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes? He was albino.

10/20: …………………………………… Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants?

10/19: …………………………………… The dot over the letter i is called a “tittle” ?

10/05: …………………………………… On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day?

10/04: …………………………… The tip of a 2cm long hour-hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 mph?

10/03: …………………………………. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache?

10/02: …………………………………. In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose?

10/01: …………………………………. Karoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese?

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October Throwback Tracks (Archived)

4 November 2008 at 8:08 pm (Throwback Track (Archives))


Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (remix)


Horace Brown – One For the Money


Arrested Development – Tennesse


Shabba Ranks – Trailer Load Of Girls


Troop – I Will Always Love You


Shai – Come With Me
*actual video won’t link but i refuse to NOT use this song. my absolute favourite one by this harmonious group*


De La Soul ft. Monie Love – Buddy


Talking Heads – Burning Down the House


Lil Kim ft. Lil Cease – Crush On You


Keith Sweat – Right and A Wrong Way (To Love Somebody)


Brandy ft Wanya Morris – Brokenhearted


Taral Hicks – Distant Lover


Usher – Think Of You


Ideal – Whatever


Alfonso Hunter – Just the Way (Playas Play)


TLC – Ain’t Too Proud 2 Beg
*** RIP Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes ***


Technotronic – Pump Up the Jam


Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted Snake

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