Friday, January 26, 2007

Cool'n Out

My first full week and I must say things are going well. All the drama of the last week seems to have vanished. I actually feel like we have accomplished something!It's the weekeeeeend baby! I'm ready to chill.

You all know Grey's Anatomy is my favorite show. Yesterdays show was GREAT!!!! I'm just disappointed in the media the show has been getting lately. The characters had words on the set. Somebody called someone a name , someone supposedly got choked out. These people probably spend more time with each other than their families. They probably get on each others nerves. Now some groups ( Gay rights) want the accused Isiah Washington, to be fired. Isn't this a little extreme? No one wants to be called out of their name, I understand that. But had he used the politically correct term, would there be so much hoopla? I don't know. Anyway, now Isiah claims to be seeking counseling. Give me a break. Is there counseling to keep you from calling homosexuals, faggots? Sure there is.That Kramer dude is seeking counseling too...Get my meaning?..

Sunday, January 21, 2007

So You Wanted to Meet The Wizard!!!

Hello people, I have been working my behind off! Learning the ropes, getting used to my surroundings. ( I've only gotten lost twice...LOL) Anyway everything is going well so far. I seem to have a really good staff ( except for one) there is always one.This one needs a serious attitude adjustment. I have told him my expectations and given him just enough rope to hang himself. He seems to think my job should have been his. If that were the case then I would still be in Charlotte. Ya Heard! Anyway all and all the place needs organization. There hasn't really been anyone here in two months so these people have been basically doing whatever they please. Which isn't much. I have my work cut out for me. But no complaints mon. This is what I wanted.

This move has taken a toll of my eating habits. My friend does not cook, and eats out everyday. I could do that too. But the thought of being lifted out of my house by crane keeps me from joining her. I have to come up with plan. Light meal suggestions are welcome!!! I've decided that I am going to get my hair braided because this getting up extra early in the morning is killing me. You guys know I don't do mornings. I have managed to smile when I come in though.

There is a new show on tonight called Black Men Revealed. I'm going to check it out and see if I can learn something new about the brothas...
Have a great week. Stay blessed!!!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Here I Go Again

Well this is partially my fault because when asked "When do you want to start?" I should have given myself more time. I have not packed up the house yet. I'm going to test the waters first. Fortunately I have a friend in the city, who just happened to have a spare room. Yay! because I hate hotels. So I'm off, thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. Tomorrow is actually day 1 and although I'm up for the challenge, I still feel a little nervous. I'm sure that will pass once I get a true feel for my staff. So my posting for the next few weeks may be a little sporadic just know that I'm keeping up with you guys.

God loves Me! Stay blessed!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Do Not Pass Me By

I don't buy bootleg movies. Ok... anymore. I would like to say it was because I chose the moral high ground. I would but, in reality I got tired of having to stand on my head and adjust my right leg to a 90 degree angle to view them. I got tired of having to figure out if this is really the picture on the case cover. Having to listen to Pookie,RayRay and nem in the background and watching everyone go back and forth to the concession stands/bathrooms.

I voiced my reasons why I don't buy bootleg to hustleman as he approached. Hustleman has stepped up his game. Hustleman said I will let you view the movie right now. Pulled a small dvd player from his coat ( like Looting Lenny on Good Times) and said (Like Wanda on In Living Color) I got you. You ain't got to go no where!. Homeboy had business cards and everything. He started spewing off which corners Where he could be located if I had any problems. He said he could deliver if the order was big enough. I can't understand inviting hustleman to your home but, I was impressed. Hustleman means business!

His movies were so clear.He had a 30 day money back guarantee. He had Dreamgirls y'all for 10 dollars. You know how I feel about Dreamgirls.But I kept it moving. Although it was hard as hell to walk away from it. I started singing the songs in my head. Thinking I could possibly be able to watch this movie as many times that I have watched What's Love Got To Do With It, The Five Heartbeats, The Temptations. Lady Sings the Blues, Sister Act 2 or The Wiz!! I've got these down cold...LOL. My eyes were glued to his screen. I really started to talk myself into this purchase. I could buy this Bootleg and when the movie comes out on DVD I can purchase that too. Knowing good and well I wouldn't. Why?

So after watching my jaw drop, he went in for the kill. "No thank you" I said " I want to support this movie. I enjoyed it and besides I want the extras that will come with it". Aha! I had him. Truly about business he counter offered any two movies for 15. Sadly, I walked away from hustleman. He knew he had the goods. His face looked as if he was thinking. She'll be back...all I needed was to give her a little taste.

Monday, January 08, 2007


Rant- Just a warning.

While searching for something worthwhile on television I came across the Marva Collins Story. I saw this picture when I was younger, and thought I would watch it again. Had I not seen this picture before or even knew who she was I might not have watched it. Why? You may ask. Well although it was on TVONe which is supposed to be the newest station targeted towards African Americans it had this description for what this womans life's work was about.

Chicago teachers opens own ghetto school.

Which leaves much to my imagination. Are you kidding me? Why would I want to see a picture about a Ghetto school? Not that being in the ghetto was the premise of this remarkable story.

Mrs. Marva Collins began the very first black owned,preparatory school in Chicago Illnois in 1975, Westside Preparatory School. After teaching for fourteen years she became disillusioned with the Chicago public school system then decided to open and fund herself; a one room school in her home. Her first students being two of her own children and 4 other children who were labeled learning disabled, problem, borderline retarded or just unteachable by the school system. Although she meant adversity at ever turn, sometimes even from the children parents she was not discouraged. By the end of the first school year Mrs. Collins had these children and 14 others testing 5 levels above their grade. Which was elementary.

Today her school is still in operation and is now called the Marva Coillins Preparatory School. Mrs Collins won many awards for her unique, sucessful teaching method and was even offered the position of Secretary of Education by the Reagan Administration. She declined.

Given, they could not put all of this in the descripiton but what they put was ridiculous. This is not the first time I've seen this either. Another picture called Something the Lord Made had this description.

Black man helps white doctor with surgery.

This was the story of Vivian Thomas,although he never recieved a medical degree from any college was a black ,man who was a pioneer in cardiac/pulmonary procedures/disorders/corrective surgey. He was until he retired the Instructor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University for goodness sakes!. What is going on? It really bothered me to see this. Maybe in February we will get more than a sentence.

It's Monday people.I'm going to drink my coffee and relax, relate, release...

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Do you know who this is? I tried to find a picture of her when she wasn't all dolled up so you could see this is a truly beautiful woman. Now, I'm not a Beyonce fool. But I like to give credit where due. This young woman is persuing her dreams. She DOES have a very good voice, she is a fashion designer and actress . Even if her performance was not the best in Dreamgirls. I have seen much worst. I am surrounded by people who hate this woman. I mean like they know her personally! Like she boiled their cat. Why? "Well she left Kelly and Michelle"/" She is the reason the other two left Destinys Child"./" She released her CD a day before LaToya, that is just wrong". One had the nerve to say " She needs to wear her hair down because she has big ears". As if anyone would really care if she had Dumbo ears. Excuse me, but when she got into show business I don't think she was wanting to be mediocre. She got into the business to shine. To be on top. Did she really have to leave Destinys Child? No. It was always the Beyonce show. As with girl groups as far as we can remember there has always been one person that was more attractive, talented,or driven. It so happens that she was the one. I'm happy for her, this sista is doing her thing. And doing it well. We don't need no hateration in the dancery. Be excited about a young black woman rising to the top.

Another thing I wish people would stop doing is comparing her to Jennifer Hudson. These woman have two completely, unique singing styles and voices. Both amazing in their own right. Neither taking anything from the other. Just two very talented young women, who are living amazing lives and entertaining us along the way.Do your thing Divas. Can we Please leave it at that?

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I Feel Good!

What's going on people? Today is a very good day. I've been offered a new position!
Decision 07. Do I take the job or not? Two months ago when they had me seeing red at work, I applied. Hell, I'd forgotten I had. At the time I wasn't really serious. I was angry. There are several factors to consider:

More Money: We all know this is the strongest movtivator. And Lord knows I need to get it together in 07.

Promotion: I've worked hard, and finally it's been rewarded.Thank you Jesus!

Relocation: Which means I have to pack. I hate to pack a suitcase. The whole house...aagh! I don't mind moving to a place where I only know two people. I'm a people person. This is what I do.But the packing...Lawd!

Family I'm very close to my mother and have never lived more than an hour from her. Well, I take that back, my first year of college, I did. Then my parents sold the house and moved here. I can always hop on a plane and be here. (Which is another problem- I hate to fly) It's not like I'm leaving the state, it will be a short flight. This will be the hardest for me...

I know I began with decision 07. But there is no way that I will let this opportunity pass me by. I've been given a week to decide but, after they gave me the numbers I could have jumped across the desk! I have to admit I was cool though. I just need to get my ducks in a row and do this. Moving forward, I have fatih in my ablities, it feels good to know others do too.Now if you will excuse me, I have to call my mother... I'm such a brat!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Through the fire

Behold, I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means harm you. Luke:10:19

God is good. I hear you all saying all the time. I made it, and I can't help but being happy about that. Last year was rough, I went through some changes. But what doesn't kill us makes us stronger and hopefully wiser. I feel I've made the transition. In this/ my 40th year/ I've developed a sense of self that I didn't have before. . I had to take myself off the road of despair and get on the highway of my accomplishments, heading towards all my possibilities!. I thank God for the patience he instilled in me. I thank him for believing in me and keeping me up, when I doubted myself. I thank him for giving me the ability to reason and realize that I have to let go. And finally for acceptance of the things that I couldn't change. I AM important. I DO matter. Thank you father.

I have been sharing my thoughts now with you for 5 years. I'm glad to know that what I have to say has been interesting enough to keep you coming back. I know I go there sometimes. But you understand This year however, I have one request. Leave a comment. I know you've been here because Sitemeter tells me so. This year, I promise to respond. I'm going to ask that you forgive my rants in advance and try to understand. Because since I have made myself a priority, people tend to really work my nerves. I pray each of you have a blessed new year and whatever resolutions you've made you keep. I don't do resolutions anymore. I'm taking it one day at a time. Being the very best WENDY I can be. Happy New Year!