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.
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
In the Closet- Michael Jackson October 25, 2012
King of Pop… R.I.P. MJ.
I used to jam so hard to this song when I was little– even though I didn’t really understand what this song was about. The video is amazing– the sepia, the dancing, Naomi Campbell, the intimacy. I think MJ was sexy in this video. It’s definitely refreshing to be able to watch sexiness
that isn’t the men with shirts off, 6 packs glistening, licking lips, surrounded by numerous females —-I digress! My point is this is classic sex to me.
PS-I find it funny that this video was banned in South Africa because it was too sexually provocative.
There has been so much UPROAR from the black community over Rihanna’s new fragrance Nude, particularly regarding the advertisement campaign.
People are upset because according to Merriam-Webster nude is the “color of a white person’s skin” and Rihanna is not white! However,
flipping through searching for the word “nude” in various online dictionaries, you will come across two type of definitions:
1. definition of physical state
2. definition of color
The first definition is inclusive of all humans. We all can be unclothed, naked, in-the-buff, bare *ssed… need I go on? However, the second definition is exclusive
to minorities culturally insensitive because it only describes a color of Caucasian skin tones.
For the purpose of the rest of my opinion, I will use this definition of nude:
6. a sculpture, painting, etc., of a nude human figure.
7. an unclothed human figure.
8. the condition of being unclothed: to sleep in the nude.
9. a light grayish-yellow brownish-pink color.
Origin: 1525-35; < Latin nūdus
Since we speak the
Queen’s English, AKA a language created in a homogeneous white-ancient-Europe, why do we expect nude to encompass every possible skin shade? Historically, the context of the color nude is heavily tied to the skin tone of nudes used in European art. These paintings usually depicted rosy, pale, and beige naked women **Do you see the physical and color definition of nude at play here?** Hence, the cultural context guided in the attribution of the word nude to a brownish-pink color—a color typical of the nudes’ skin tone—which is non-coincidentally the color of the people of European descent. Therefore, it can be assumed that nude in fashion and art refers to a pink-beige tone. Perfume is marketed as fashion. Hence, for Rihanna’s perfume nude = pink-beige. The name of the perfume is clever because many women like a “sheer” scent, or a naked scent. Therefore, the marketing of this ad not only cleverly utilizes the fashion context of nude >color< but the >physical< context of nude naked.
The Fact Is (I Need You)- Jill Scott September 28, 2012
Jill Scott is by far one of my favorite artists. I can listen to all 4 of her studio albums straight through and relate to almost every emotion she sings about. I have always loved this song. BUT NOW I completely appreciate this song because I’m graduating Rice University with a Bioengineering, B.S., I’m smart, I’m beautiful, I’m resilient, self-sufficient, confident… I guess I’m what people would consider independent. However, I know the next time I fall in love, my man will appreciate that I’m all these things BUT know that I need him and love him at the same time too.
I started many blogs in the past 4 years, but I never keep them updated. I don’t know why I find it so hard to do so. Eventually, I realized one blog that I would keep uploading constant new content… my music video log. I have a habit of watching the same great music videos over and over. I was so into this blog, uploading posts before VEVO started taking the videos off. VEVO really killed the purpose of YouTube. This time instead of me killing my blog, VEVO did it!! =(
Anyway, eventually after little generated blog activity I realized the videos were playing again. But since I started my blog on WordPress. I decided to just transfer the videos over here. ENJOY!