7/30/09

Jet Setting

I'm so excited for Germany. Like it's blowing my mind that in about 4 weeks I'll be gone for an entire year! I'm so pumped that I'm trying to figure out ways to stay. I'm glad that I'm doing Camp Adventure but I also want to find different ways to prolong my stay. I'm going to look into being a Nanny/Au Pair. I've seen the movies and they seem cool --the girl always get's a husband-- regardless.. I'm not tryna come back to the USA for a good 2-3 years.

I'm already packed and I left enough room in my suitcase for more clothes... but I'm sure when I come back I'll have another suitcase. I might ship a box ahead of time just in case.

Oh Gosh. I'm on pins and needles.

7/28/09

ALL MY SINGLE LADIES.............What Can You Bring to the Table?

In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question

"What kind of man are you looking for?"

She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking "Do you really want to know?" Reluctantly, he said "Yes."

She began to expound...

"As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man what he can do for me that I can't do for myself. I pay my own bills. I take care of my household without the help of any man...or woman for that matter. I am in the position to ask, "What can you bring to the table?"

The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money.

She quickly corrected his thought and stated, "I am not referring to money.”

I need something more. I need a man who is striving for perfection in every aspect of life." He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, and asked her to explain.

7/23/09

Peter Pan

I'm planning to audition for America's Next Top Model.

I'm also going to send in a casting tape for the Real World.

I don't want to start a real job anytime soon. I just want to live the celeb-reality life.

Too bad I can't sing.

You Must Be Deaf!: DJ Play MY Music

"My Endless Love" sung by Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey remains one of my ultimate fave songs. I think I will dance to this at my wedding. No lie. I used to imagine that one day I'd be rich & famous by some quirk of fate and Luther would sing at my wedding... sad that it cant be...
I grew up on the sounds of MJ, Luther, The Temptations, and my girl Whitney. I could def sing anyone of their songs and jam all night long. lol I remember washing dishes in junior high and singing (horribly if I might add) to "Whitney" which came out in 87... I remember declaring that I was gonna get a white tank top and wear my hair wild like hers.



But back to the music: thanks to my older sister she introduced me to TLC, Toni Braxton, En Vogue, Brandy, Aaliyah, Anita Baker, Babyface, Janet Jackson, Sade, Brian McKnight, and Maxwell. We used to be groovin in the 90s..

I def thought I was hip. lol I remember when I got in trouble for listening to "Ooh its on the TLC tip" (TLCs first album for the lames) and my mom was tryna break the songs down but 13 or 14 year old self was like these girls are too sharp. lol But real talk I'm in love with rythym and blues.
It was later that I introduced myself to my girl Beyonce and Destiny's Child, and I've been jammin ever since--mostly to B. Oh and I'm a huge fan of A Keys. Recently, I've been diggin Chrysette Michelle, Usher, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, John Legend, Ne-Yo & Trey Songz (the last 3 I can put on repeat for days) no lie.

Beside's rnb I'm open to a lot of music... I love me some John Mayer (future hubby), Charlotte Church, Madonna, Pink, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Josh Groban, Celine Dion (random I know lol), Shakira, and of course the latest pop and rock out now --Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, All-American Rejects, The Fray, Green Day. I also love love The Beatles... I can spend a mellow day jammin to them their def listed on my IPOD as 'biking music'. :-) However one of my all time favorite songs is "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. That song is magicial lol
I also dig country music... Carrie Underwood and Johnny Cash are my faves. But my all time fave country songs are "Honky Tonk Badakadonk", "Independence Day", "God Bless the USA", "Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy.".... they be havin some jams on CMT lol
I love musicial scores ...if life was a musical at 2pm every day I'd love it. haha

>Now we get to rap... I'm a big Kayne West fan like he can do no wrong... I have every single album. I also dig Jay-Z I'm not gonna front and say I've been down for a long time but I have begun to recognize his skills. I'm a Drake fan too-- he performed at my university this April and he was hella sexy I even got a pic wit him (my face is mad ugly in it lol so nope I'm not gonna post it).... I can dig the COON music out right now I even respect their hustle but their def not on my list for "must have albums"... I think I also dig Wale.
I love music if You can't tell... am I leaving on a cliff hanger fo sho I gotta talk about movies or books in my next post.

Ciao

7/21/09

Shopping... Shopping... and more Shopping..

I spent a lot of money within the past 2 days.. my 600$ has been stripped to 320$ 0_0
idk how I'ma fit this all in my suitcases for Germany

so this is what I bought:

American Eagle:








Review: it was pretty costly but I think they will be sturdy and not rip on the inner thighs... if I loose more weight specificially in cutting down my thighs my jeans will be wonderful... all in all i really love the fit and they are so comfortable!

I love the sunglasses... all I need to do is buy some more sunglass cases

Charlotte Russe:

I loooove these boots I've been slobbering over them for the past 5 months.. and I finally aquired them!! yay!!




Forever 21

I bought a slew of these scarves in different colors, a pair of earrings (not listed on website), several head band pieces, and a cute shirt I couldn't find on the website




Macy:

This cute clutch... I'm obssessed with it.. it's my first clutch EVER



Leather Company:

My heavily soughted leather jacket that is brown.. I'm getting used to it.




Wish List:






I bought the below necklace from some store...



Bakers




7/16/09

87PageS Workout Plan

45-60 Minutes: Sat, Sun, Tues, Thurs, Fri

-Walk Treadmill (warm up) = 5 min
*Stretch
-Elliptical Machine (go super hard core) = 10 min
*Stretch
-Stationary Bike (go super hard core) = 10 min
*Stretch
-Walk Treadmill (cool down) = 5 min
*Stretch
-200 Crunches (any type just make sure you come up)
*Stretch
-Lift Weights = 5 min

If You're feeling Adventurous .. Try these youtube videos or buy the dvd's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsWK5WA8of0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyqVnkuz1HY

And of course eat a diet that's healthy for you. I drink a lot of water and lately I've been ingesting veggies like my life depended on it. I'm trying to stay away from fast foods and chips/cheetos/doritos/etc.

Importing my Thoughts

Hello Wooorrllld

So I haven't blogged for awhile. Being in mourning for Michael Jackson (RIP) and tryna get my mind straight for Graduation/Germany has kept me busy.

Currently I'm the Land of Cleve chillin with one of my good friends as she makes the transition to being a college graduate and having a real job. Gosh having a real job is kind of freaky. She has to fill out all sorts of papers and figure out her benefits and she has to pay back her loans. Golly I don't envy her.

I've been here for nearly 2 weeks and it's been kind of boring but I manage to entertain myself with reading historical romances, watching movies, and of course updating my twitter and poetry blog


7/6/09

You Must Be Deaf!: "Wings Of Forgiveness"-India.Arie

"Had to go
Across the water
Just to find
What was here in my heart all along
Spend so much time
Trying to be right
That I was dead wrong

If Nelson Mandela can forgive his oppressors
Surely I can forgive you for your passion

You're only human
Let's shake free this gravity of resentment
And fly high, and fly high
You're only human
Let's shake free this gravity of judgment
And fly high on the wings of forgiveness

Had to run
To the arms of curiosity
Just to find
What was here in my life all along
I had found that the art of simplicity
Simply means making peace of your complexity

If Gandhi can forgive persecution
Surely you can forgive me for being so petty

I'm only human
Let's shake free this gravity of resentment
And fly high, and fly high
You're only human
Let's shake free this gravity of judgment
And fly high on the wings of forgiveness

I've searched for romance
Flowers and affection
What I found is a lesson
Of what love really is
Found the game of love is
Not about how much you can take
In fact authentic love is about
How much you can give

After everything that we've been through
I just want you to know
That I still love you
I want you to know
That I forgive you
(thank you for teaching how to give)
And I wanna let you know how much you changed my life
I wanna let you know you taught me how to fly
And I wrote this song to tell you this
I'm better cuz you taught me how to give

I took a swim
In the sea of guilt and misery
To find myself in an island
In the middle of nowhere
In my solitude
I asked to know the highest truth
And what I was told
Is to let own self be true

If Jesus can forgive crucifixion
Surely we can survive and find resolution

Let's keep it moving
Let's shake free this gravity of resentment
And fly high, and fly high
You're only human
Let's shake free this gravity of judgment
And fly high, and fly high
Let's keep it moving
Let's shake free this gravity of commitment
And fly high on the wings of forgiveness

After everything that we've been through
I just want you to know
That I still love you
I want you to know
That I still love you
And I wanna let you know how much you changed my life
I wanna let you know you taught me how to fly
And I wrote this song to tell you this
I'm better cuz you taught me how to give

I still love you
I want you to know
I still love you
Want you to know
I still love you
(And I always will love you)
And I wanna let you know
I forgive you
I wanna let you know
That I still love you"

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