Sunday, December 30, 2012

..."Your Mountain is Waiting"...

So get on your way!

Looking forward into the new year, I encourage you to remember these words of wisdom from your childhood, and how they forever ring true.

(Oh! The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

...The Title is Accurate...

Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas had some of the most wildly inappropriate comedy I've ever had the great pleasure of enjoying.

Some of this stuff is just wrong, but it's dang funny. (Watch it here if the embed's not cooperating)

I'll let you know if my "Just Like the Voice Chair" made it in time for Christmas.

In the meantime, I hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday season.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

(Hearts and Warm Wishes)

Warm wishes and loving thoughts to one and all, and especially to those most in need during this time.

(CeeLo Green - Mary Did You Know)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

...One Day Comes After the Other...

I spend a lot of time checked out in my own world doing my own thing.

Then I check back in and wonder why I bothered.

It’s been a wild couple of weeks. Wild in the kind of way that makes you almost sad or disappointed that they either misread or found another Mayan calendar, and the end is not so near.

After Friday will come Saturday, but we could have used the fresh start.

Things are so crazy. What to do? What can even be done?

When we were kids we alternated between our two grandmothers’ churches. DadMom’s church was typical southern Baptist, MomMom’s church was AME. (African Methodist Episcopalian) but there wasn’t much difference between the two, or really, any other black church I’ve ever visited through the years.

Both churches were in very old, very large buildings that smelled like Comet cleanser and dust, and on holidays, sweet potatoes.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

... He Still Says He Wasn't Driving ...

Probably everyone has seen that slightly infamous drunk driver investigation tape by now and N*E*R*D fans recognize the sample from Anti-Matter, but whatever happened to ol’ Mr. Turner?

Allegedly, all these years later he’s still around and sticking to his story: he was drunk, but he wasn’t m—f-- drivin’.

If you missed it, here's the original    

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

... Everything I Love Goes Away! ...

This sums up my reaction to a recent email response I received from Newhall Laboratories.

I was having a difficult time finding my favorite hair product.

It had disappeared from the shelves before only to turn up in a whole slew of other stores, but this time all shelves were not empty (a good sign) but stocked with a completely different product (a horrible sign).

I hit the “contact us” button on the website and sent a message and had a reply the very next day.

Three and half years from the start date of my natural hair journey, my adored GroWorks will neither grow nor work for my coily mane again.

GroWorks was one of those products I told everyone about. I’ve never been one of those chicks to act confused or come down with a sudden case of amnesia when asked about my hair care.

I will tell you exactly what I use, how often I use it, where I buy it and how much I pay for it. I even tell people who my stylist is and give her number because I don’t want to lose a favorite product or person.

Alas, this has failed me since my precious, precious hair cream is going to that beauty supply store in the sky.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

...It's Your Holiday Warm Up...

Some great vids from earlier this week to get you into the holiday spirit.

You’ve probably seen this first video everywhere and now you get to see it here, too.

DMX’s version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer might be my favorite one, and the best version ever. And that includes the Temptations version.

And the Temptations version

This next one will give you ideas as to what to do with all the toys you give the kids for Christmas... since they will probably just be playing with the boxes they came in.
This is ridiculously awesome...   Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

...You Gotta Take Five, Man...

Because Dave Brubeck would have wanted it that way.

Music is Love… David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012)

Dave Brubeck Quartet- Take Five

Blue Rondo A La Turk

Besame Mucho

My Favorite Things

Three to Get Ready

If you have the time...Delight Yourself Further

Sunday, December 2, 2012

...Jo Jo Hailey Hits the Stage...

I mean, he really hits it.

And the security guy's response is like something out of a cartoon. 

Replay this on YouTube so you can read the comments on this one. They are as funny if not funnier than the video.

Thanks to LandoCommando54 for making me laugh so hard I cried.