…wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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Today is Thanksgiving and Throwback Thursday. I’ve selected a video this week that is apropros for the day. Enjoy.

…taking TV shows way too seriously.

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Does anyone else do this?

 I think I forget sometimes that television is fictional and not real life. Even if it’s a reality show a lot of the situations are scripted. I very often find myself watching TV and yelling at the screen.

 A recent example: I’m a Family Guy fanatic. I personally believe some of the best television is animated shows, but that’s for another blog. Well anyway on Sunday’s show we learned that Quagmire doesn’t like Brian.  HATES HIM!! I mean he can’t freakin’ stand him. Who knew? So the whole episode Brian is trying to win over Quagmire by engaging him conversation, surprising him and taking him out to dinner. Quagmire’s not impressed. Finally Brian just asks him, why does he hate him so much. Quagmire lays into him, watch below:

Brian is my favorite character, but Quagmire is right about him. He’s definitely flawed. My only issue is Quagmire you hate Brian for hitting on Lois all the time, aren’t you the one who slept with your best friend Cleveland’s wife Loretta. Are you really in a position to be judging anyone?

 I know this is TV, but that really irritated me. Like on General Hospital there is a character loosely based on Vogue editor Anna Wintour named Kate Howard. Kate grew up as Connie Falconeri  in the hoods of Bensonhurst, but escaped the ghetto, changed her name and identity to reflect a fictional uppercrust Connecticut upbringing. She became super rich and wildly successful. Fast forward to now, it turns out her cousin Olivia got pregnant as a teenager by mob boss Sonny Corinthos (swoon, ok sorry). Olivia never told Sonny or her son about each other.  Olivia and Sonny’s son is now an undercover cop who’s infiltrated Sonny’s  mob family in an attempt to bring down the father he never knew he had.

 Here’s what irritates me. Kate is the main one telling Olivia not to keep secrets and  to tell the truth. Chick, your whole life is based on a lie.  Your WHOLE life. Shut up who are you to tell someone not to keep secrets. I guess its okay for you to do it, but no one else. Get out of here.

 Then my favorite is Maury Povich and his paternity tests. People get on there and actually say “I’m 100% sure I’m not the baby’s father.” Did you use a condom? “No, but I’m 100% sure.” Ok idiot, if you slept with her without a condom there is a chance its your baby. It may be a small chance but its a chance.

The only thing worse than that to me is people who say I’m 1000% sure. How can you be 1000% sure. That’s not even possible.

 I know, I know I watch too much TV but really guys come on.

…giving Jermaine Dupri (and black men) props

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Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri

I was watching the Janet Jackson interview with Robin Roberts the other night and two things stuck with me:

First, she mentions the freedom that comes with turning 40. Basically, she said you really just stop caring what people think about you and do your own thing. I loved that. I’m 30 years old now and I’m almost there. I feel myself getting closer everyday.  I’m certain I’ll totally be there before I”m 40.

Second, she talks about how she battled with weight for years and it wasn’t until she dated Jermaine Dupri that she realized that she’s beautiful and that’s okay to have some booty.

Jermaine Dupri is alright with me. One thing I love about black men, they like women with curves, some meat on their bones, some booty, some hips, and some thighs. Research has found that black women have some of the best body image and I think a lot of it has to do with black men.  I am a plus sized woman and I’ve never really had a problem dating men.  When you look at the women in black culture that men go crazy over, they’re curvaceous women.

Janet Jackson is a gorgeous woman, but even she had issues with her body. It wasn’t years in the spotlight or getting on a most beautiful women’s list to make her feel better about herself. It was the love and support of a good man. A good black man.

…celebrating Throwback Thursday.

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Its Throwback Thursday again. I was in the mood for a back in the day jam from my favorite rapper Mr. Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones aka Nas. This is “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” from his groundbreaking first album Illmatic. Enjoy

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…is loving the heck out of this song.

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The Script – Breakeven (Official Music Video)The best bloopers are here

…trying not to be a stalker but…

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I really wish love was easy.

I wish that we could just choose who we love and totally fall for the sweet guy who worships us and treats us like a queen. Instead we, and by we I mean me, like the guy who never calls and is always too busy for us.

I have a guy friend who, no lie, faithfully calls me everyday. We hung out like two or three times when I lived in Washington D.C. and I saw early on that nothing was gonna happen. He was just a bit too immature for me. I’ve been back in Atlanta for over a year and he still calls me constantly. Its annoying.

Meanwhile I hung out with Mr. Wonderful a few times and he is always too busy to take my calls. I can’t go to his house. And I can’t stop thinking about him. It’s pretty obvious that he’s hiding something. A girlfriend? A boyfriend? Bodies in the basement? I don’t know. I kind of think his keeping me at a distance makes me want him more.

Its like that joke “I wouldn’t want to be in a club that would have me as a member.” I think a part of me thinks that if D.C. dude is so into me then he must not have much going on. I never think that I’m a charming, attractive person that he just fell for. I’m to him what Mr. Wonderful is to me.

Help me out. Why is love so hard? Why can’t we choose who we love? What’s the best way to forget about someone?

George Clinton – Atomic Dog

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…celebrating George Clinton’s recent court victory

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George Clinton (photo by Virgin Media)

All is right with the world again. Federal judges ruled this past week that the phrase “bow wow wow yippee yo yippee yay” belongs rightfully to the funk doctor himself George Clinton.

According the article in the Tennessean newspaper Clinton was suing over the use of the phrase by R. Kelly’s former group Public Announcement. You can read more about the story here.

In honor of this most joyous of occasions the Thursday Throwback this week is none other than Parliament Funkadelic’s “Atomic Dog.” Enjoy.


…having really bizarre dreams.

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 Two nights ago I dreamt I accidentally knocked my laptop over and all of the keys fell off. I was trying to put them back on, but they wouldn’t stay. Plus since the keyboard isn’t in alphabetical order I didn’t know where all the keys were supposed to go. .

 I believe dreams sometimes speak to our subconscious thoughts. The fact that this dream was so vivid and I actually remembered it signaled I should consider looking into it.

 I consulted my favorite dream interpretation website www.dreammoods.com for some guidance. Ordinarily, Dream Moods is a great resource, but they didn’t have anything  As a regular visitor to this site I’ve learned that a lot of times dreams are both symbolic and literal at the same time.

 My guess was that the keyboard represented my life right now. (Why a keyboard I don’t know.) But the keys falling off represent pieces of my life that have come apart (i.e. my job situation, my relationships, my finances, etc). My attempt to put the keyboard back together is me trying to figure things out, but I don’t know where things go exactly. There’s a place for things but I’m not quite sure where they fit.

 Its exactly my life right now. Things kind of feel like they’re falling apart, and I’m doing my best to put things back where they belong. The trick is where I think things belong may not necessarily be where they’re supposed to go. 

 Just like in the dream I’m not really sure how to fix this. I can only wait and hope and keep trying to fit the pieces together into something useful. 

 Do your dreams ever mirror or symbolize things in your life?  Do you just have a weird dream you’d like to talk about?

…wishing you peace, love and soooouuuullll.

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Where's the Scramble Board?

These are some cool pics I took yesterday. This train was papered to look like the legendary Soul Train. It was to commemorate the Soul Train Awards that were taped in Atlanta earlier this week. I got off to take a picture and the train pulled off. So I waited around for almost an hour for it to come back buti it never did. : (


Another picture of the Soul Train.

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