Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This Time Salt is Good For You

Tonight I ventured to the movies to see Angelina Jolie’s newest Action Thriller, Salt. Before I start my review I want to touch on the Previews. M. Night Shyamalan has plans to debut his newest horror film, Devil. Can’t say I am itching to see that one, especially since I absolutely hate Horror Movies. However, the trailer looked intriguing. What I am excited to see is Dwayne Johnson’s new flick, Faster, arriving in November of this year. From the preview I couldn’t really get a feel for what the actual plot is, but I’m loving anything that Massive Mound of Fineness creates. Yes, I raced to the movies to see Race to Witch Mountain! Don’t judge me!! Now back to Salt…

Ms. Angelina did her thing in this one. I’m a sucka for a great Action flick and Ms. Angie delivered. The movie is full of twists and turns and by the end, you don’t know what way is up. It definitely opens the door for a sequel. Without spoiling it, I will say it’s an Action packed, rollercoaster ride through our Nation’s Government and Security Intelligence. It also proves, women can be just as badass as men if not more so.

What I am more impressed with is the performance of Ms. Angelina herself. Prior to seeing this movie I read that she performed her own stunts, on location and not in front of the infamous Green Screen and that she had no fear whatsoever performing them. Wow! That ass kicking, mother of six is one hot chick and has fast become my favorite Actress next to Ms. Loretta Devine of course! The movie was originally written for a man with Mr. Tom Cruise slated to play the part of one Edwin Salt. However, Tom thought it was too close to his Ethan Hunt character in Mission Impossible and bailed on the project. Insert Ms. Angelina Jolie and end up with what would rival any leading man any day of the week.

With the action, the direction, the super twisted plot and Ms. Angie, I am pleased to award Salt with 5 of my Signature Raisinet Boxes and it doesn’t get any better than that!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dear Beloved,

“The only thing to fear is fear itself.” “God did not give us the spirit of fear but of love, peace and a sound mind.” Stop being scared already!

In order for someone to have dominance over you, you have to give up your power. A person can only do to you what you allow them to do. If you want to live your life with peace and a sound mind, you have to pray and Trust GOD to guide you, strengthen you and protect you. Stop being afraid to defend yourself and live your life the way you were mean to live it. The way God intended. You weren’t meant to be a doormat or a slave to anyone. You are a goddess: beautiful, intelligent, and stronger than you think. Put on the whole Armor of God and Slay the Dragon.

Look within yourself, discover who you really are and act accordingly. You are protected under the Blood of Jesus. Not get up and fight. Don’t you dare turn and run!

Love you always,

Love Yourself First

“If you don’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” (Rupaul) Never have these words rang more true. I dare take it a step further and say, “If you don’t love yourself, don’t expect anyone else to.”
One of the things I find wrong with relationships, is one or both partner’s self esteem issue. They deem themselves not worthy of having the other, therefore put up with a whole lot of unnecessary BS because they feel they can’t do any better. Whether or not they got picked on as a child or fell victim to an abusive relationship, the symptoms are all the same.
As a person who has struggled with weight all my life, I can attest to this problem first hand. I was one of those girls picked on, told she was always overweight, constantly reminded of things I needed to change. Unfortunately, I still carry those things with me and suffer from self esteem issues. When I look in the mirror, I don’t see what others see, I see what I need to change. Therefore, I don’t demand or command the respect due me because I often feel unworthy of it. I know I’m intelligent, friendly, outgoing but sexy I don’t always feel. This leads to constant rejection even in my own mind. I expect people to reject me or brush me off, never give me a second glance because that’s what I’m used to. No matter how much I know someone loves me, until I’m totally in love with me I’ll never be able to accept someone else’s love. So what do I/we do?
First find things about ourselves we love (which technically should be everything). Change the things we don’t like instead of complaining about it. Carry ourselves in such a way that will make the most unattainable person bow at our feet. We need to stop projecting our feelings of insecurities onto our mates and then get upset with them because of what we perceive to be true. Stop with the “I knew you were gonna do this and that!” Stop expecting failure and be happy with ourselves. It’s the key to our happiness. Stop accepting BS Behavior because we don’t feel we deserve better. Stop feeling sorry for ourselves. Stop Crying. Pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start again.
You have to be happy with and love yourself first. If you don’t you can’t expect to get it elsewhere. Love yourself, love yourself, love yourself, love myself first!
Feel free to chime in if you can offer more advice to someone or to me. I’m open.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy Crack Has Swept the City

"Yo man, let me get that grape, naw mix it with a little bit of cherry with some pink lemonade on the side!"

I'm sure you are probably wondering what in the world I am talking about. Im referencing the the new schoolyard phenom: Happy Crack! Happy Crack is a mixture of Kool-Aid, sugar and a little bit of water. This mixture crystalizes to a texture similar to fun dip. Its all the rage in the Elementary School Playgrounds and busses.

Now back in the day we used to make this same mixture but never assigned a name to it nor did we take it to school and attempt to sell it. The children of today have taken it to a whole new level and have turned the Elementary School's into New Jack City. "We taking over the Carver Elementary School!" The students have resorted to mixing, bagging and selling the Kool-Aid with the intent of obtaining a sugar high and burst of flavorful goodness as a means of starting or ending their day. While this sounds absurb, the schools here in Columbia have taken a very serious approach to containing this problem. Children have been reported, slapped with possession with intent to distribute charges and suspended from school. The rationale, the children should not be mimicking anything as deadly and addictive as Crack nor should they be in the habit of mixing anything; the makings of Meth Lab operations. While I understand the seriousness of this situation, I can't help but wonder if the name was something else would it be such a big deal?

Chime in and let me know what you think about the Happy Crack Revolution!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dream Interpretations

I have always been a big believer in receiving messages in dream form. Its always when I have a lot going on in my life that I dream more frequently. Well let me rephrase that, I remember my dreams more frequently. Over the past couple months I have been faced with major decisions concerning the direction I want to proceed in my life. I've decided to choose my sanity and peace of mind over chaos and constant stress and anxiety of someone else's job. So I've decided to leave my current employment and pursue my own business full time. This is a bold move on my part but I'm stepping out on faith and trusting that God will not let me fall.

Over the past two nights I've had very significant dreams concerning my decision. In the first dream I was in a fashion show and had also catered the after reception. Everyone was raving about my food and how I should open a restaurant. Then I ended up in a pool area where a man offered to let me work in his car dealership. As I interviewed him about the job the water in the pool started to splash over the pool deck and turn to sheets of ice. I immediately went for the exit having to skate along the ice until I reached the door.

Now I can interpret that dream in several ways. I looked up what it means to dream of ice and it said that I may be standing on shaky ground or rushing into a decision. However it also said if I was skating on the ice I would have good look in my future and overcome issues easily. Needless to say I was a little unnerved by this but prayed and continued on with my day. Let me know what you all think.

My second dream last night consisted of me walking into a conference where a lady stopped me and introduced herself as the new Chairman of the Board of the organization I just resigned from. She asked if we could set a time to talk and I said ok. I then moved on to get in line with my son to watch a movie. I registered and then stood in line. The crowd was so congested and I couldn't make my way into the theater. My roommate from college came and took my son to do something and then I moved my way through the crowd, found an open door to a theater where I had my choice of seats. I was amazed that the crowd outside hadn't found this theater earlier. I took my seat, my friend bought my son back to me and we sat and watched the movie. I looked up the meaning of crowds and it read: to dream you that you are in or part of a crowd, signifies that you need to make some space for need solitude to reflect on a situation at hand and recharge your see an unruly crowd in your dream, signifies that the worries and problems around you are pressing in on will be greatly see a happy, orderly crowd in your dream, denotes assured happiness, pleasant friends and opportunities for advancement.

I woke up reassured that I have made the correct decision. I encourage each of you to take life by the horns and create your own destiny. Life is short and we only get one time so i'm told so make it count. Looking forward to hearing your comments on my dreams.