Monday, September 28, 2009

Here’s To a Rambling Great Week…

Why is one of my workers at my part-time job pregnant? "They" say she did it because all her friends have a baby. WTH? They also say she came into the store on Saturday. Wow, normally she comes to the office and speaks to me. I am totally disappointed. I could be heard walking around the store calling folks dumb and stupid most of last night.

I don't think the kids here realize having children is no joke. Being a single mom is no joke. The father's are only going to be around for a little while if they are lucky. HIV in their age demographic is no joke in this area.

I was so lazy this weekend. No cleaning. No real anything. I'll try again next weekend.

No job comes to you. You have to go to it and act like you want it.

It is unacceptable to come to an interview with a grill in your mouth. Seriously, I thought that fashion statement had passed.

It is unacceptable to have visible tattoos. Hiding them on your neck will not work. I have someone go to the bathroom during your interview to see if you have one back there.

Facebook going to get some folks hurt.

I have my Mama Dearest book by E. Lynn Harris. Problem is I don't want to read it because I have no other Harris books to look forward to. L

My friends and I got kicked out of a bar on my birthday. Not for being rowdy, but because we ordered food from a restaurant next door to the establishment after getting permission and the okay from the server. Pissed me off. I wrote an email to the owner of the establishment. I stopped responding when he stated he was sorry for hurting my feelings. Um, I have to know you and care about you in order for you to hurt my feelings. My feelings weren't hurt. I was pissed about the inequitable way we were being treating when another patron had enjoyed his sandwich without any consequences. Idiot.

There is an underlying climate in this country where folks think just because the President is bi-racial, we should be happy and they can say and do whatever they want because of President Obama. I am going to call you on it when I see and feel it. Things change, but some things stay the same.

I know what Kanye did was wrong, but folks were thinking what he said. What? That girl's video is boring. I don't heart anyway. How you going to have a video awards show and your channel doesn't even show videos.

I have my This Is It tickets. Don't judge. My heart still hurts.

I hate dreadlocks, but yours are okay. Do you wash them? …Said to me the day after my birthday.

Yes, I do wash my locks.

A prospective employee came in to fill out an application, but we were out of them. He raised his voice to me. The whole time I am saying, "Seriously, are you raising your voice to me, the person who has to interview you and the one who will hire you?" Happened Friday night.

I don't care if you wear a perm, wig or weave. That's your business. However, don't get mad at me when I make note of bad perms, wigs or weaves. We have all seen them. Jo.y Br.yant's nod to weaves was cute, but in reality she has sported some that really weren't that great looking, however, she did pay a grip for them so that is okay. You do you. I am going to do me. Just make sure the hair you wear out is healthy and the hair underneath is as well.

I told a young lady on last Friday her hair looked great. It was a weave bob that was feathered just so. Her hair was beautiful, no lie. How did I know it was a weave? She was schooling another lady on the benefits of a sew-in as opposed to glue in.

Twittering is going to get folks hurt. Twitter beefs are the new thing. I read the Twitter thing by Mashonda directed towards Alic.ia Key.s. Folks are saying she should be going off on the husband, not the woman. Hell, the woman is hurting and when someone posts about love and you know she is speaking of your husband you would feel some kinda way too.

I don't like listening to the radio anymore. What is this "LOL smiley face…" mess? Awful. Dreadful.

Two more people are following me on twitter. How many twits have I done? 0

This will be a great week. Here's to you having a great one too!





Monday, September 14, 2009

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Glitter Graphics

Happy Birthday Glitter Graphics

Today is a milestone birthday. I could say I am 30 and holding, but in reality I am blessed to see 40. I just thank goodness I do not look 40. This is a remarkable day because I often to wondered if I would live past 35. I remember the fear of turning 30 brought me. I cringed in the belief my time on this earth was nearing its end. My unfounded belief was based on the fact my mother passed at 35 years of age, unexpectedly. This fear seemed to manifest itself completely at age 30, but by the time I was 35 I no longer had the fear.

I have been asked over and over again what I was doing for my 40th and my response has been nothing big. I grew up without birthday parties, so a party was out of the question. I wanted to go out of town, but damn that. I have travel enough for the summer and I do not want to be on an airplane for a minute. No Lordy, Lordy she is Forty, either. I wanted the day to be special for me. I wanted to wake up and feel the same as I did when I was 39. I wanted to open my eyes and say, "Thank You Lord!" I wanted to smile at my aunt and wish her a good day. I wanted to just breathe in thankfulness. I wanted my inner spirit to be at peace with the life I have lived and will continue to live. And every time I look in the mirror today, I wanted to see a woman who may not be perfect, but is continuing to strive for perfection in an imperfect world. I wanted to feel it in my heart that there is nothing I would change about my life, because so far so good! And I did all this. Happy Birthday to me!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

My Hair is Boring…So I ramble

I know I should be talking about my hair, but it is not doing anything. I could talk about cooking some cool and new recipes, but I haven't been doing that either. So I'll just ramble as usual.

  • I am going home after work today to wash my hair. Why? Because I will be retightening it tomorrow and Friday and hopefully I'll be done before Sunday. On Sunday I plan to soft spike it and let them suckers sit in my head for over 24 hours as I bask in nothingness on Monday. It is Labor Day and I plan to do no labor.
  • Um, is anyone besides myself disturbed the 18 and counting folks are pregnant again? I know they don't believe in birth control and such, but at what point is it too many? I wonder how her body is handling this. The baby isn't even a year and she is already 3 months pregnant. I have tried to watch their show, but I am such a pessimist and I just can't believe they love living like that. I also wonder how much parenting is being done by the actual parents instead of the children. I see the older ones doing a lot of hands on with the smaller children. I guess I shouldn't worry about their life, but it is just disturbing. Will she continue to have children until she reaches menopause?
  • I wish someone besides me would interview on my second job. The constant calling for interviews as soon as I get to work is working my last raw nerve. The applications are horrible for the most part. One precious mama's son called me a minute before closing asking for an interview. I politely and firmly said, "Are you kidding me?" Just kidding, I told him to call back on another day because I was in the process of closing for the night.
  • I have young worker who is on some rebellious shyte right now. Right before she graduated from high school her mother put her out the house and she has been put out about 4 times since then. I had to have a come to Jesus meeting with her yesterday since she called in Sunday saying she was sick. Dayum lie, she asked me if someone could work her shift and I said no. I let her know that was her last time pulling that stunt. I also told her with her life being so chaotic she needs to sit down somewhere and get it together because the mess she is running around in the streets doing isn't going to make her future lovely, it will be the exact opposite.
  • My book club had a family and friends meeting on Saturday to discuss Steve Harvey's Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. We had several female guests and two males. Let's just say the discussion was lively. Guys really think about the cookies A LOT! The one thing I can say is black women and men really need to learn how to communicate with each other, because we do not know how to effectively. It was a really good discussion. Do I agree with everything Steve said no, but a lot of the stuff he had in there was common sense things I already knew and have said to folks.
  • My birthday is next week and I have absolutely no plans for it. I plan to sit on my behind the entire weekend and just rest. I am supposed to go have drinks on my birthday, but I'll probably cancel. I am supposed to go to book club's member's birthday the day after mine for her B'day celebration. I am going to show my face, but I ain't staying. For some reason, the idea of overindulging in alcohol is not on my agenda. Watching folks get drunk isn't something I want to watch either. My time is too precious now.
  • Oh, I'll be 40. That is why folks seem to be haggling me about a birthday celebration. I guess this goes back to my childhood where we didn't have many birthday parties. My mama did the best she could by having a dinner and your favorite homemade cake. So I although I recognize the occasion, I have never really gone all out for them and a birthday party is out of the question. Blah!
  • I wrote a Dear Daddy letter that will appear on my book club's website in a week or so. Make sure you check it out.
  • My youngest niece starts kindergarten on next Tuesday. The time has gone by fast. My sister better get ready for the constant school calls because my niece has an interesting mouth. LOL! Plus, she is very intelligent.
  • I will post some recent pictures at some point. Seriously, my hair is boring right now. I haven't been styling. My braidout lasts a couple of weeks or at least until I wash it. I'll take a picture after my soft spike set for sure. I just ordered the reconstructor because I think my hair needs some extra nourishment. It is still growing, but again it is boring right now. Oh, I have a new camera so I hope the texture pictures will show up much better.

Hope everyone on SL blog world is doing great. Most folks aren't blogging as much and I can understand why, but I hope to blog longer even if I have to change the direction of the blog. Lata!

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