Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Big Brother 18



We're baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Big Brother 18 is back and I'm gettin' a kick outta reading the show's fan pages.  I'm tellin' you, the fans are RABID for the show!!!

There's always the folks who say the usual:

"This season is boring."

"The houseguests are boring."

"Why are there always so many young people?"

"Why aren't there any older people?"

"Why does everybody always have be half naked?"

"If (insert houseguest name here) isn't booted, I'm gonna stop watching."

Blah, blah, blah!

This year, we've got 12 newbies.


And four, returning players!!!!!


This season, like seasons past, the twists are a-plenty!!!!!!!!

So, EXPECT the UNEXPECTED!!!!!

Big Brother airs Wednesdays @ 8 PM, Thursdays (Live eviction) @ 9 PM and Sundays @ 8 PM on CBS.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jesse Williams, Preach!


This past Sunday was the BET Awards.  I don't have cable, so I knew I wouldn't be watching the telecast, but thanks to YouTube, I knew I'd be able to watch the musical performances.

Well, it turns out that one of the BEST "performances" of the evening wasn't musical at all.  

Actor/activist Jesse Williams took to the stage to receive The Humanitarian Award and proceeded to give an acceptance speech that BROUGHT the HOUSE DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God bless him for displaying the courage to speak some uncomfortable truths.

But I've gotta admit, I'd love to speak to his Caucasian mom to find out what she truly makes of his beliefs.

See and hear Jesse's speech HERE!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ladylike


As a kid, no boy wants to hear that any aspect of his person is "like a girl."

Lord knows I know this better than most, 'cause I was teased for writing like a girl, playing sports like a girl, having mannerisms like a girl, etc.

Well, here I am 52 years blessed and what I know for sure is that women are usually stronger in character and wiser and cleaner and kinder and more compassionate than most men I've ever met.  Or will ever meet.

So, if a little boy is told he does ANYTHING like a girl, he oughta feel FLATTERED beyond description!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dear Theodosia

Leslie Odom Jr and Lin-Manuel Miranda

My OBSESSION with the Broadway smash hit, HAMILTON, has me listening to the soundtrack day in and day out!!!!!!!!!

My absolute favorite songs are: Alexander Hamilton, The Schuyler Sisters, Satisfied, Wait For It, Say No To This, Right Hand Man, A Winter's Ball, Guns And Ships, Cabinet Battle #2.

I find myself searching YouTube, looking for live performances by the uber-talented cast.

The song that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside is Dear Theodosia.  It's performed by Leslie Odom Jr as "Aaron Burr" and Lin-Manuel Miranda as "Alexander Hamilton."

About the song: Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton both had children very soon after the Revolutionary War. Here they take a moment to coo, and to realize the human element of the country they are just beginning to build. The song again brings up the similarities in their lives—their orphanhoods, their Revolutionary war experiences, their parenthoods, and their desire to take part in laying “a strong enough foundation” in the new United States. (Source: Genius)



Leslie Odom Jr sings the song live all by himself and KILLS it!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pure Artistry






For as long as I live, I hope I'll always appreciate artistry.

And I'm talkin' performing artistry.

Drawing/Painting artistry.

Architecture artistry.

And the list goes on and on.

ALL artists are needed in this world to make the world a better place.

But I gotta admit, the painter of the images above, ROBSON MELANCIA, is one of the BEST graffiti artists I've ever seen!  I mean, his work is whimsical and soooooo dang detailed!!!!

'Cause that first painting is simply BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

First Day Of Summer


On the first day of summer 2016...

Sunny southern California is on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If You Live Long Enough

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Daddy & Little Bro



Today's that SPECIAL DAY for fathers!

And my father and brother deserve recognition!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all fathers!!!!!!

And to mothers who take the place of fathers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!