Within My Eclectic Mind

Thoughts. Opinions. Goals. Decisions.

We Found Love- Rihanna November 23, 2012

Filed under: Music,Music Video Log — xta28 @ 4:01 pm

When I first heard this song, I was not a fan. Seriously! Even though I’m part of #rihannanavy!! BUT after seeing this video, I fell in love with the song and her as an artist all over again. The video seriously takes me on a journey through hopeless love. It reminded me that love can be like a drug that feels good and easily can turn bad. I am sure many can relate to this video and a relationship that began beautifully but quickly spiraled out of control. This video is by far one of Rihanna’s best.

It’s like you’re screaming, and no one can hear. You almost feel ashamed that someone can be that important that without them you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless, but nothing can save you. And when it’s over and it’s gone, you almost wish that you can have all that bad stuff back so you can have the good.



5 Reasons I Love Tracee Ellis Ross November 9, 2012

 Tracee Ellis Ross, daugher of the famous Diana Ross, is a favorite of many. Her charm, personality, and sense of self mesmerizes her fans. She is often pinned an inspiration role model by many. Click through the pages to read 5 reasons why I love Tracee Ellis Ross.

Are you a fan of Tracee Ellis Ross? What are your favorite things about her?Who is your inspirational celebrity role model? How do they inspire you? What do you love about them?  

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Congrats Barack Obama! POTUS!

Congratulations to President Barack Obama for being re-elected for #2TERMS. I am excited to get to have 4 more years with the Obama Family in the White House. I look forward to President Obama next term and the progress he can bring to the USA. #FORWARD Change takes time. I never gave up on him during his first term, and I will continue to support during his second!


Flirting Etiquette 101: Approaching “The Group”: November 5, 2012

My friends and I were in the local Giant buying raw veggies for our stir-fry & wine for our movie night. As I was looking at the wine display of some “Store Favorites” this man asked one of my girls “Do you know anything about wine?”. I laughed inside my head because I was the one looking at the wines, while she stood there waiting for me. She politely responded “Not much at all.” I then volunteered my expertise expanding wine knowledge to help him. 

What occasion are you buying a bottle?
My mother. It is for her birthday present. She really likes wine.
Oh, really! How sweet. Do you know what kind she likes?
No. Not really.
Does she typically drink reds or whites?
She drinks reds.
Okay, normally people who are red wine drinkers have a more “sophisticated” palate for wines. She would probably prefer at least a medium body wine. So let’s play it safe and aim for one of those. Do you know if she like red blends? I love this one blend, Apothic Red.

So after our dialog, MY our search for Apothic Red began. We started to the wine aisle to look at the store’s entire wine selection. When we got there, the man immediately had the nerve to  doubt my wine selecting abilities. Uhm, excuse me sir, asking Mr. Giant Stock Boy his suggestions about wine will not help you much. This isn’t Whole Foods. He asked the stock person for help, but received bad advice. The super market guy immediately pointed him to fruity, sweet white wines when the man mentioned it was for his mother. Of course, I shot all suggestions down saying “His mother is a red wine drinker, she will probably NOT like any of those Moscatos or Reislings you are suggesting. Have you seen Apothic Red?”

Anywhoot… the man finally found a bottle (based on looks LOL) and asked me what I thought of  the red he selected… a bottle of Mirrasou Merlot. I informed him that Merlot will be a great option because it is medium-body. Unlike Zifandel which is full-body and very dry, Merlot would be a safe choice. I also mentioned the bottle is pretty and sophisticated. He of course responded with “Yeah that’s why I picked it!” LMAO… I digress.

Before throwing a temper tantrum that I still couldn’t find the Apothic Red parting ways, he then turned to my girl to tell her “You are so beautiful! Do you have a boyfriend?” She replied “Yes”. He then said, “Well that’s great. He is lucky.” Then the NINJA had the audacity to turn to my other girl and me and say in an insincere-EX POST FACTO-rushed tone “Oh yeah! You two are both nice looking too. I just couldn’t holla at the whole group.” Walked away saying thanks to me and smiled at our friend.

Didn’t Cha Know- Erykah Badu November 3, 2012

Once again, another of my all time favorite artists. Erykah is real and eccentric. This song and video is simply perfect! It’s been many times I thought where in the world is all the time or I must have made a wrong turn somewhere. Seriously, when I come to a point where I need to sit and think about where my life is going this song helps me to do so. It’s been even more crucial as I make different life transitions.