Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Now that David has stepped away from Dreamworks and the music business, I hope & pray he's enjoying his remaining moments on this planet, living and loving as mankind was created to do. God bless him.
Shannel, I stumbled upon a song I had never heard. It's called, LET ME THINK ABOUT IT. It's performed by a gorgeous, Danish woman named, IDA CORR. This song is on FIRE!!!!!! Makes me wanna dance my black butt off!!! Geez, Louise, I'm glad I have a high speed internet connection!! Haaaa!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
feature on Essence.com hit the world wide web this morning! And he and I are overjoyed! It was just a little over two months ago that I sent his pic to a Facebook page (without his knowledge, mind you) and once the page posted it, his MooreFitLiving Facebook page lit up like a Christmas tree. That jolt gave him the momentum to jump-start his page and to embark upon all the professional adventures he's seen since! I'm proud of him. This Essence publicity is just the beginning. It's amazing what one can accomplish with a defined vision and a trusted team! Onward & Upward, #TeamMooreFitLiving!!!!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
After leaving church today, my thought was solely to walk into my anointing and exploit it as much as I can. 'Cause, truth be told, a part of me is getting a little nervous that if I don't embrace some kind of professional fulfillment soon, I'm gonna miss the boat. But when I think about my film festival moderating gig, I realize I must really love it, 'cause I commit to multiple days of the work at eight-hr shifts. For FREE! All volunteer. And, for the most part, if we're not interns, we only do for free what we love doing. SAG and film companies haven't yet hired or simply called me to moderate the big films during awards season, but they will as soon as they know I'm here. And that my work as a Q&A moderator is anointed. So let it be written. So let it be done.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The First 48 Missing Persons on the computer. From the bed, of course. Then, I watched an episode of the new Dallas. Also while lying in the bed! I felt like watching it because the great, Larry Hagman, passed away a day or two ago. I'll always remember him as one of tv's most reviled and beloved villains of all-time! So long, J.R. Ewing! On this lazy Saturday in November, it was a pleasure watching you again in the same role that made you a colossal, tv star back in the '70s!!!! Nothing lasts forever. Not even this incredible, lazy day!
Friday, November 23, 2012
I've posted this video before, but, dangit, now that I've met the duo face-to-face, I'm postin' it AGAIN!!!!!
"If I told you I was changin', would you love me more?"
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Dr. Andy Kongsakul O.D.
When I sat down and underwent the eye exam, I can't describe how truly happy I was to be sitting in that room. After I was fitted for my new lenses, I went into the restroom, got down on my knees, and thanked God for the entire experience. Taking care of my vision is of the utmost importance, so I can't wait another 11 yrs between checkups.
I walked out of the place, carrying my old eyeglasses, my new Acuvue Oasys contact lenses, a small bottle of Opti-Free Pure Moist cleaning solution and wearing the biggest grin I've worn on my face in ages!!!!!! Hallelujah!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Time and time again I question myself and God about my purpose on this planet. Am I supposed to be a famous performer? A famous writer? A famous, talk show host? What? As time goes by, I clearly see that helping others realize their dreams is something I'm damn good at! I helped the young actor. I help another young actor by reading his sides with him before big auditions. I'm helping a young, fitness entrepreneur. I'm helping everybody! Well, everybody except myself. Of late, I've let my workout regimen falter. I've wasted time online that should be used toward getting my writing projects completed. I seem to be happy helping others until I realize I'm comin' up on the short end of the stick. Well, I'm making a concerted effort this week to make me my #1 priority. Even if it just places me an inch and a half in front of the person behind me. I can't be of much help to others if I'm not living my highest life, too. Yes, I'll continue sharing what I know with those who are diligently working toward bettering their lives. But I'm gonna put me in front of them for a change. I'm gonna make some room for me to exploit my talents, too. The way I see it, in order to be a blessing, I have to work on my person so that I'm also worthy of being blessed. Amen.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza
I ordered my usual, chicken pan pizza from Pizza Hut last night, but I have to ask the bigwigs in their corporate offices if perhaps they might be using a verrrrry loose interpretation of the word, "pan." 'Cause I think the folks in Chicago know PRECISELY what I mean when I order a pan pizza! Umm...Pizza Hut...y'all need a friggin' DEEPER pan!!! :)
Chicago Style Pan Pizza
Sunday, November 11, 2012
"At the end of the day, the only thing you're giving is pretty. And you're almost out of that."
Ahhh, what a BRILLIANT line!!!!!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
The first part of the film really kept me alert and anxious. After Denzel's booze & drugged up character goes to live at his father's old farm to get away from the media spotlight, I found my eyelids becoming cinder block heavy. A lot of talking and not a lot of action. However, the gods of cinema must have heard my near-dozing plea, 'cause the latter part of the film slapped me back into complete consciousness and returned me back to wondering what the heck was gonna happen next.
This film is part action flick. And part morality play. Could one do the action and maintain his moral integrity afterward? Hmm. That's the million dollar question. All in all, I had a good time. It was great seeing a 58-yr-old man look like a 58-yr-old man. I'm glad Denzel didn't hit the gym like a fiend to look like a man his character probably wouldn't look like in order to maintain Denzel's movie star status. Heck, he's undoubtedly cemented it more by daring to make his character appear as flawed as he actually was. Bravo, Mr. Washington! And bravo to the young actress, Nadine Velazquez, who portrayed his on-the-job fling. She was flippin' sexy as f#*k! And as for John Goodman, fuggedabout it! He was simply SENSATIONAL! After he exited his first scene, the audience celebrated his tour de force performance with a hearty round of applause! Who knew my beloved "Dan Conner" had it in him???? I knew!!!! :)
Judi & Chris Wahl
Yesterday was quite the festive day at my volunteer gig with the elderly. We were entertained by a sensational drum circle group, Wahlbangers Drum Circle Organization. The group consists of its founders, Chris Wahl and his lovely wife, Judi. And for extra support, there's his mom, Donna, his sister, Steff, and her hubby, Fritz. The lot of them provides music therapy for the elderly and others. We assembled Chris & Co. on the floor with our memory impaired residents. After the staff and I got the residents seated behind a set of drums, we took our places, too. I'm tellin' you, I beat on those drums as if I was Travis Barker. Chris told me that I made his day with my participation. Many of our residents played along as long as they could, but when they were pooped, I kept going. I almost forgot the exercise was for THEIR therapy. Not mine! Haaa! Anyway, Chris & Co. are due back on Dec. 2nd, so I'm gonna have to practice what beats I want to perform by grabbing some chopsticks and banging away on my wooden, tv dinner stand! Hey, the wise man knows that practice makes perfect!
Wahlbangers Drum Circle Organization is a not-for-profit endeavor, so they'll happily accept donations. You can do that HERE!
"I don't wanna work.
I wanna bang on the drum all day."