Sunday, November 25, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

New RSS feed info

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Moving to wordpress soon

So those of you who need to update RSS feed- Be looking out for the new address!

I'm so excited and scared at the same time. I'm doing this all on my own...with very little Cpanel experience. So far, my hosting account is done and wordpress is installed. YIKES!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Semi-Hangover Pt. 1

Names have been changed to protect identities *In my law & order voice* And this is a pretty long post, so brace yourself!

*Law & order gavel sound* Labor Day 2005: Me, Christi & Rhonda were just hanging at Christi's house, being silly as usual. Nia was at her dad's house for the weekend, so I finally had  a chance to cut loose. Ken, who is Rhonda's cousin, called the house and asked if we would be so kind, and join he & his friend Omar to Tijuana for the holiday weekend. Omar's father owned a house on Rosarito Beach, so we had a place to stay. All we needed was $50 and we were set.

This may seem insignificant now, but we stopped at Taco Bell ( how ironic, seeing as how we could get real tacos in mexico) in San Diego and filled our bellies, since we didn't know how long the line to cross the border would be (no pun intended..hehe). Everyone make fun of me because of all the napkins I took, but I'm a napkin hoarder..and I never know how many times I may be required to wash my hands...or my feet when wearing flip flops ( which I was).

Upon getting acorss the border, we went to Omar's father's beach house and much to our surprise, someone was staying there for the weekend. Omar negated to ask his father if the house was available, and just assumed since no one ever goes, it would be free. Not the case! So, no biggie. We could just get a hotel room when the time came!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Race & Advertising

You may have noticed the title, so let me get to it: You’re watching The Office, and a Mercedes commercial for the new GLK comes on. A random classic rock song is playing, and amid the engine sounds and Freddie Mercury screaming his heart out in the background, you think to yourself ‘ Wow, that’s a great car! I love all the features...maybe I want to go for a test drive.”

An hour later, You’re watching Real Housewives of Atlanta- the same commercial comes on, only Barry White or Issac Hayes is playing in the background. And you think to yourself ‘ WTF? Why are they playing Barry/ Issac in a car commercial! That doesn’t make me want to drive fast, that makes me want to get it on in the backseat!”

Alright, so maybe you aren’t feeling getting it on in the backseat..but as a black person, I am really getting sick of these ads that are supposed to appeal to us, when really I feel they are more irritating than appealing. Mcdonald’s is good for it- The spoken word about a quarter pounder, a bunch of kids hanging on some east coast stoop rapping about Big Macs and fries. The Cadillac commercials with the group of black men using the latest slang while talking to each other- while riding in a pimped out Escalade.

I get they want to appeal to minorities, but these companies need to realize that we do regular stuff, just like white people!!!! You don’t have to have soul music in the background, or people doing ‘URBAN’ things for us to relate! To prove it, That commercial that you have with a white family, doing stuff that the average family does...and replace them with a black family... Don’t add any rap music, or a basketball player making a dunk in the magical hoop in the parking lot. No breakdancing competition or little kid coming to the dinner table listening to the cha cha slide ( which was hilarious, but it didn't matter what race the family was, it was funny)....and it will still register with the black community.

I get so sick of advertisers thinking we only respond to shucking and jiving. We do regular stuff, just like the rest of the people in this country...and not that people don’t relate to some of these commercials, some people do- but many of ‘us’ are sick of them. Just add a black or hispanic or asian family to a commercial without all the nonsense.

I never usually tackle any topics regarding race or different cultures in my blog. Not because I'm afraid to, I just don’t. That’s not what my blog is really about, but every now and then, I just have to comment on things that bother me.

And with that, I leave you with one final comment- Lenny Williams playing in the background is not going to make buy a Chrysler 300!

Monday, October 1, 2012

DIY Blog Giveaway!

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Sour Apple Studio is hosting a grand opening giveaway! They've taken a new approach to blog design, that I have yet to see. You basically hand pick everything you want on your blog: Banner, Background,  Color scheme, Fonts, etc. They 'build' it for you, and provide you with the install instructions...and in 12-48 hours, depending on the platform for course (Blogger & Wordpress available) You will have a professionally designed blog, with your own personal touch!

If you would like more info on how to enter, please visit: Sour Apple Studio DIY Blog Giveaway

Good Luck!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sponsor Ads Now Available

 I'm offering 15% Off all ad space purchases for a limited time. Use 'BloggaWha' promo code.

Please see sponsor page for details!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Random Conversations With My 9 Year Old

Seed: Mom, why don' t you have an adam's apple?

Me: Because then I'd be your dad instead of your mom.

Seed: (O_o)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Random Conversations With My 9 Year Old

Me: Oh Look! That's a man!

Seed: I knew that, Mom.

Me: How did you know?!

Seed: I saw the flat chest...

Me: That doesn't mean anything, your grandma looked like you when she was 25!


Me: I meant she was flat chested, skung bag! YOU DON'T HAVE BOOBS!....YOU HAVE MOSQUITO BITES!

Seed: I do *grabs chest* they grew a whole lot this last month

Me: The *Child BYE* face

Saturday, September 22, 2012

New FREE Specs

So,  ever since I tripped, fell, and my glasses fell off my face, and got stuck between my shell toe adidas and the walkway to my house... while there was ice on the ground....I've been needing new glasses. First, I went to Costal, but I couldn't really find glasses that would fit my face. I need a width of 54mm+ (I usually end up having to order men's frames because thanks to genetics, and the little bit of Irish blood flowing through my veins...I have a Chris Matthews sized head.)

Thanks to trusty old google, I found Frimoo....which offers new customers a free pair of glasses! Yes, I said free.99!!! All I paid was $6.95 for shipping, and I had my new specs 10 days later! I believe they do offer expedited shipping, but I am a cheapo, and I've had scratched up crooked glasses for about a year, so what was another 10 days?

I really love the frames, they're dripping with swag sauce (whatever that means, but it sounds hip...right?) I've never been big on Tortoise Shell, but these have wood on the temples and I thought that was really unique. Plus, they're only $39.00 so If I ever have to replace them...they're super affordable and the lenses aren't extra.

Here's a closer look.

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Now, as internet savvy as I am...I had a difficult time trying to figure out how to get the coupon code. Sent them a message on Facebook, and they responded pretty promptly and made me aware of the fact that you must actually click on the glasses you want, then under the 'Additional Views' section, click new customer, sign up and then you'll get the coupon code a few minutes later in your inbox.

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