I’m Published!!! :::: Michael Jackson For the Soul: A Fanthology

31 January 2011 at 4:59 pm (Book Reviews, Campaigns, Celebrity, Entertainment, Movies, Music, Raves, Thank You's) (, , , , , , )

Some of you may remember that roughly just over a year ago I was approached by someone on here to publish my written piece on Michael Jackson.

When Michael Jackson passed on June 25, 2009 the entire WORLD mourned and there was a collective gasp of shock. I immediately took to my blog to write about what he meant to me. To my childhood. And what he meant to humanity as a whole.

A bit later a woman by the name of Lorette Luzajic wrote me expressing interest in my piece and wanted to know if I’d be interested in submitting it to a project she was going to be working on. She was compiling a “fanthology” of written works on the late King of Pop by bloggers, writers and fans such as myself.

I was of course, flattered and honoured to be included and told her I would LOVE to be a part of this. On January 9, 2011, I received an email saying the book was finished and ready. I haven’t received my copy as yet, so I can’t do a book review but as soon as I do, I will definitely be doing a write-up. I just wanted to share this with you all so that you may show love and support and purchase your own copy.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com. please click >>> here <<< to buy it now! It’s only $20.00 and $1 donations from each book sold will be going to the Kids Help Phone, keeping in spirit with Michael Jackson’s legacy and love for the children of the world.

Thank you, Lorette, for working so diligently to get this book completed. I also  thank you for including me in such a special project. Also, many thanks to Eliza Lo for the beautiful front cover artwork.

We still miss you, Michael. I hope your family and fans will find justice.


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Site Info Update

8 November 2009 at 2:56 pm (Site Information/Updates, Thank You's) (, , , , , )

Hey loyal readers!

I just wanted to take a quick minute to say thank you for getting the blog to #22 on WordPress’s GROWING BLOG list as of September 26, 2009. We fell from #12 a month earlier but that’s OK. I know I fell off at the beginning of October so that affected my standings but regardless I know there would be no Corprah Lanfrey without y’all. I thank you for always coming back and checking for the latest music, movies, thoughts and opinions. The success of this blog is in the hands of you guys, so with that said, I owe you many, many thanks.

Also, with a heavy heart I wanted to state that there is another list the blog is a part of: We’re #38 on Top Posts. This is a huge feat but I can’t be “happy” about it because the post that garnered this feat was my write up on Victoria Stafford ūüė¶ I promise to continue to follow her story and the legal case as it develops.

Again, thank you for making Corprah Lanfrey what it is. I appreciate ALL of you. I often check my stats to see who is coming from where and I’ve had readers as far away as Afghanistan, Iceland, The Netherlands and Italy. That is absolutely amazing.

As long as you keep coming back and reading, I’ll keep writing.

Corprah ‚ô•

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TWEET THIS: #votelola4vj

29 September 2009 at 8:39 pm (Campaigns, Entertainment, Life, Local Events, Music, Raves, Sites To Check For, Televison, Thank You's, Toronto Life) (, , , , , , )

This beautiful girl (who is also a friend of mine) needs your help and support.

Lola Plaku is in the running for the 2009 Much Music VJ search. She got her profile approved late in the game and she needs all the votes she can get since she has to play catch up to the rest of the submissions. And I believe she can do it – especially with YOUR help.

PLEASE take the time to go to the website: http://vj.muchmusic.com/gallery/3743#gallery watch her posted video and vote for her!!! ALSO … if you are on Facebook, please join her group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=27473380472&ref=mf

She deserves this.

Much appreciated and loads of love,
Corprah xo ♥

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No Words

1 September 2009 at 1:22 am (Heavy Rotation, Love & Relationships, Music, Raves, Thank You's, Throwbacks) (, , , , , , , , )

Dino still remains one of my favourite vocalists of all time. His voice is soulful, rich and pure and STRONG. I feel his voice is unrivaled and was always understated. We still love you, Dino. We miss you. RIP. H-Town forever.

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Chivalry Isn’t Dead – I Promise You

16 August 2009 at 7:40 pm (Life, Love & Relationships, Thank You's) (, , , , )

It’s a shame that in 2009 a woman has to get EXCITED about things that men SHOULD do for a woman on a date but … that’s just how it is. What’s normal to most, or what some may consider a small thing, is different for the next person. For me, it’s the little things that truly count and matter. In an age where I’ve gotten used to mediocre (and at times bad) treatment it was SO refreshing to actually be treated well. Better than well, actually. I’m talking about a MAN that opened and closed his car door for me. Who paid for everything despite my offer, at the very least, to split the bill(s). Who was respectful of my personal space and didn’t invite himself to touch or kiss me unless I made it clear I was cool with that. And who was just a sweet and genuine individual.

The dating game is tough. It’s not easy to meet someone you click with and actually enjoy spending time with. Something about them may turn you off or cause you to feel uneasy but thankfully, I felt quite comfortable. Comfortable enough to snuggle into his chest at gory parts of the movie and to walk next to him and put my arm around his waist and his arm around my shoulders. ¬†It’s something to be said for an individual to keep you laughing the entire night and not come across as a try hard, cheesy, a fake or phony.

I’ve never been the type to talk about how men are dogs or there are no good men left but I DID say that there was a severe lack of them and I couldn’t find any anywhere. I started to believe maybe I wasn’t cut out for a good dude. Then “he” came out of literally nowhere. A brief but interesting courtship started, where I want to point out, he never broached the subject of sex. Most guys I meet and talk to want to talk about sex by the 3rd conversation and they always want to know if ¬†“im a freak or what” *rolls eyes*. THIS made me like him almost off the bat. After a short time, I think we both realized we were interested in each other so he “asked me out”. I haven’t REALLY dated since 2003 (*gasp* yes I know, I know!) and was a little apprehensive and excited all at the same time. Last night, we had planned to meet up for 8pm due to some plans he had during the day – I was cool with it being a “late date” but around 6:30 he called and said he was going to be a bit late. Now, usually, some women would get bent out of shape about this but not I. I was actually shocked. Never before had I had anyone think to be so considerate to call AHEAD of time to say “Sorry, babe, but I’m going to be late because ….” Usually I’m the one having to wonder where someone is after the time has come and gone … OR the guy will ¬†text me, without ever confirming if it went through. So, as apologetic as he was, I didn’t mind in the least because more than anything it showed me he is a considerate person. A phone call goes a LONG way – trust me. It took him 30 seconds to a minute to let me know what was up. It was appreciated. Rather than be pessimistic and say how the night started off on a low point due to him being late, I flipped the script and thought positive by seeing his genuine consideration for me and my time.

Some people would think or say this is something small or what a man SHOULD do but thats not what I’m used to nor what a lot of the females I know are used to. This felt really good. He knew my time was precious and valuable so he didn’t discredit that by taking advantage. His likeability factor went WAY up. See? It’s the little things that count ūüôā

I enjoyed his company immensely and he must’ve enjoyed mine because he was planning our 2nd and 3rd dates before the lights dimmed and the previews started – lol. And, of course, I said “yes” … I’m feeling so happy today.

All you ladies that want to pass on the “nice guy” … keep on doing it. I don’t want the guy thats so fucked up from his previous girlfriends and relationships that I have to pay for their bullshit. I want the guy you bitches decide to pass up to be with someone who punches you in your face everyday. I want the nice guy. The sweet guy. The guy that will be considerate and sincere and genuine. A guy that will worry if I’m cold, uncomfortable and if there’s anything he can do to change that.

Sometimes you have to withstand the bad to truly appreciate the good.

Thank you for showing me what’s good.

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A Picture Says A Thousand Words

8 August 2009 at 11:20 am (Celebrity, Life, Music, Photos, Raves, Thank You's) (, , , , )

Peeped this on a forum …. and I wanted to share. RIP Baatin. Dilla 4 Ever.

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Melissa & Ade: This Woman’s Work

23 July 2009 at 2:35 pm (Beauty, Health & Fitness, Entertainment, Family, Life, Love & Relationships, Music, Raves, Televison, Thank You's) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I cried watching this because I lost my grandmother to lung cancer in 2008. I miss her dearly and this piece moved me to tears. It was beautifully danced and the message was so very important. Thank you Tyce, Melissa and Ade. I have never been SO moved by a dance routine as I was with this one.

Authors Note: I have reposted numerous links week after week but they always get taken down. So, I’m sorry – I’m going to just leave the post as is.

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It’s My Birthday!!!

15 April 2009 at 10:16 am (Life, Thank You's) (, )

*does the birthday dance – whatever that is*

Kinda creepy but oh so cute!

I’ve been on this earth a good minute now. I’m still growing and learning but I’m also really loving life. I’m in a good place right now – spiritually, emotionally and physically. I’m probably more comfortable in my skin as I’ve ever been and I think I owe that to just evolving. Through good and bad times I’m become secure with who I am. Getting older doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. I love reflecting on the past and gearing up to anticipate the future. As I said in a previous post, I can’t wait for the 20’s to be over and my 30’s to begin. I’m just ready to keep on living life because I’ve got a pretty damn good one. I’ll be celebrating my day with dinner tonight – I think I want to hit up Moxies – with two of my best girls and my bestest and I will be hitting up the spa this weekend for a girls get-a-way. I can’t wait and will have a full write up about that upon my return.

Thank you to everyone that has wished me a happy birthday on the various social sites, messenger boards and via IM’s, phone calls and text messages. No matter how you got at me, its duly noted you took the time out, even a few seconds, to wish me a good day and for that I’m greatful. God bless you all ‚̧


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Dot.Com Baby!!!!

13 April 2009 at 9:27 pm (Site Information/Updates, Thank You's)

I want to announce that we’ve dot.com’d Corprah Lanfrey. I’m excited about this and it’s only going to go up from here, folks. Much love to all the Lanfrey family and by family that means ALL my real life friends, my web friends, readers & viewers.

A special shout out goes to Wes for making this all possible for me. I love you to death and I know you know that but I’m declaring it publicly. And it’s not just because of what you did for me here with the blog, either ūüėČ

Onwards and upwards from here, people. The sky is the limit!

‚̧ Corprah.

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Dear Readers,

9 October 2008 at 8:56 pm (Life, Thank You's)

¬†¬†¬†¬† I just wanted to formally¬†apologize and explain¬†to people wondering where I’ve been lately and why I haven’t had any recent blogs or throwback, pointless facts and motivation¬†updates. I’ve been sick since Tuesday and just haven’t had the time, strength, energy and motivation to update the blog but I hope to be back in good form as of tomorrow or Saturday at the very latest.

¬†¬†¬†¬† Thank you for being patient with me. It’s appreciated. To those that enquired, your concern and interest warms my heart and makes me happy to know I’ve got a small following here at Corprah Lanfrey.

     I love my readers!

-Corprah Lanfrey ‚̧

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