Over and over again I hear fellas I know talk the "not my type" B.S. to explain why they're single and I suspect lonely. Heck, I'm probably not much different. But I am wise enough to know that just 'cause somethin' looks good TO me, doesn't mean it's good FOR me. And so I keep my eyes, ears & heart open to meeting whomever makes me smile and erect in one, fell swoop! REAL TALK! To my friends who constantly sing the same, tired tune, "I won't settle for what's not my type," I say, embrace embracing ONLY your PILLOW at night--or--random, uncaring people who ARE "your type." After all, you truly GET what you're LOOKIN' for!!!! Truly! And that's no MISTYPE!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
This week has been doppelganger week on Facebook. The good folks there asked all members to change their profile pics to the pic of a famous person they're always told they look like. So, I posted the pic above. He is more INfamous than famous. He is/was a porn star. And he dabbled in straight and gay porn. Not sure what he does today, but I have two, interesting stories. 1.) When I first moved here to Los Angeles, I was approached at a car wash by a young guy who asked me if I was "in the movies." I asked, what movie, and he looked so embarrassed, he just said, "Uh, okay, you're not him," and walked away. 2.) I walked into a 7-Eleven and actually saw this "actor" at the counter. I immediately told him people always say I look like him. He didn't say a word to me. Just looked at me like I was crazy. Glad I've never seen any of his "films." Ha!
Friday, January 29, 2010
The first time I heard him sing I was rendered speechless. I hadn't heard a black man sing so clearly in ages. And powerfully. And melodically. From time to time, when I'm not feelin' as optimistic about my life as I should, I harken back to the night I first heard his voice. And I smile. And I immediately begin to believe again in all the phenomenal possibilities life has to offer. And I give gratitude to God & The Universe for all the phenomenal moments I've been given to hear SCOTT A. PEOPLE sing. But boy, oh boy, what a DRAMA
Outside my bedroom window I've hung rainbow-colored wind chimes. They were a gift from a terrific woman who lost her fight with cancer a couple years ago. When the rain pours and the wind blows and the chimes cling & clang their sweet melody, I wonder if Chrissie's talkin' to me. If so, I hope she knows I'm gonna take these chimes with me wherever I live. And I'm takin' 'em with me 'cause I like hearin' from her. Wherever she lives.
Just saw the play, SIX DEGREES OF FORNICATION, and it truly summed up what I've been sayin' for years: the ONLY person on this planet we truly know is OURSELVES! The couples and single folks in this play make it abundantly clear that the right hand RARELY knows what the left hand is doin'! And, truth be told, as long as people are DISCREET, what's the big deal????????????????? If I've said it once, I've said it a THOUSAND times: I love LASAGNA! But I don't wanna eat it EVERY DAY! I'm cool with eatin' it more days than any other food, but DON'T want it EVERY day! Feel me? :)
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Somethin' is makin' me a lil' nervous lately. Every time I attempt to access my checking account online, I keep gettin' kicked off the site. Then, shortly thereafter, I'm e-mailed a message to use an "unlock code" to get me back onto the site. This kind of thing usually only happens after a few, unsuccessful attempts have been made to access my account. This had me wonderin' if perhaps someone was trying to hack into my account. I mean, dang, I don't know who wants my TWO NICKELS, but I reckon SOMEBODY in this town might! I've since changed my passcode and hope this doesn't happen again. Would hate to have to withdrawl my millions and stash 'em under my mattress with the hundreds of thousands already under it. Oops, did I just give away my secret, hiding place?? No fears. No crook worth his salt would EVER think to look under a mattress for MONEY!!
I'm soooooooooooo sick of receiving
"I'd love to have you rent the room and sure, you can send me a check for the entire year's rent. Please also send me your full name and home address so I can send you a contract.
Los Angeles Internet Crime Department
Los Angeles, CA 90038"
Ha! For some odd reason, I've NEVER received a response to MY reply!
Every time I hear Miley Cyrus's song, The Climb, I think about how anxious I am to get to "what's waiting on the other side." However, I clearly see that it is indeed THE CLIMB I am likely to remember most. So, I'll keep pushin' on 'cause that's all I know how to do. So, okay, Hannah Montana chick, just like a sea of prepubescent, little girls, I'll follow your directive, too!
"Ain't about how fast I get there.
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side.
It's the climb."
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I haven't really watched this new season of American Idol and find myself simply watching YouTube videos of each episode's highlights and lowlights. I came across Andrew Garcia's audition this morning and must admit that I truly liked his voice and his vibe. After listenin' to just this lil' snippet from the song he sang, I had to look up the original singers, Maroon 5. The song is, Sunday Morning. All I gotta say is both the dude AND the band rocked this tune. I just might have to download it from iTunes!!!! I wish, Andrew, the very best!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
That's the way I feel about eatin' broccoli. I know it's good for me, but dang, I'd MUCH MUCH MUCH RATHER have a piece of warm, DEVIL'S FOOD cake with TWO, huge scoops of CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM and enough WHIPPED CREAM to cover the ENTIRE thing! Yum!!!!! But, for now, I gotta tend to the broccoli I'm steaming. Whatever!
Venus Williams fancies herself an up & coming designer! If the tennis outfit she designed for herself this week at The Australian Open is any indication, she's a friggin' GENIUS! What a way to DISTRACT her opponent AND the audience! Ha! Flesh-colored panties? INGENIUS!
Lately, I have been truly battling the stronnnnnng desire to throw myself a "pity party" as a direct result of not deriving an income from work I love. I've been feeling overwhelmed with figuring out HOW to get to where I want to go. Luckily for me, I have the incredible support of three brothers: one biological and two from "another mother." I know I WILL succeed beyond my wildest imagination as long as I continue to work toward my desired goal--AND--as long as I have my BROTHERS' love, support and KICKS IN THE BUTT when I'm movin' slower than I should! Knowing they'll "give me a lift" when I mistakenly think I can't go on is a GODSEND. And, for that, I am eternally THANKFUL.
Monday, January 25, 2010
I'm often asked why I'm not in a romantic relationship. The most honest answer I can give is that timing simply hasn't been on my side. However, my soul, mind and heart are open to whatever happens! My mantra: I'm searching for NOTHING, but open to MANY THINGS. ;)
I'm headin' out to return my rental car and since all my sweat pants are in the dryer, I have nothin' to wear. Well, except for my fave OVERALLS! Yep, I STILL own 'em and I STILL love 'em! Haven't worn 'em in a while but I'm breakin' em back out again today! No, I don't look like the FIRST guy in mine. Nor the SECOND (Lawd, Have Mercy!) I wear mine more like the fella below! :)
Just opened a letter from some company called, Program Headquarters! It stated that my "original, in service date of [my] 2003 Hyundai Elantra may have been over 38 months ago." Ha! It went on to state that if I don't purchase additional coverage under their manufacturer warranty replacement program, I might have to pay $3357 for a new transmission (which I needed!) or $4722 for an engine replacement. The cost of the transmission replacement was MORE THAN the blue book value of the actual CAR! Well, the car is GONE and so is this letter! I'm tossin' it into the trash can NOW!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Just returned from my usual Sunday, volunteer work with the Jewish Big Brothers & Sisters Camp Max Straus folks! And, as usual, I'm pooped! I'm hittin' the shower, then headin' over to see a friend's new spot! --- What I love most about my volunteer work is watching the children smile based upon a compliment I've given to them or just playful interaction! Despite my own, personal & professional challenges at the moment, these kids get a kick out of me and COULDN'T CARE LESS!!! I am BLESSED. I must always keep that in mind. Always! Thank you, children. I get MORE from you than you do me. I'm sure of it.