Just So You Know

Let me start this by saying if at any time you read a message that compels you to a response, by all means... feel free to continue the learning. You DO NOT have to leave your real name or any name for that matter. When you click "post a comment" or however it reads, you have 3 options. Once on the actual comments page, you'll see prior replies as well. Then there's the 'leave a comment' field. Under that are CAPTCHA and 'choose an identity' (name) options. CAPTCHA is designed to slam SPAM as well as let me know a human is posting vs. a computer generated response. Again, I do not consume beef nor pork so SPAM is not welcomed. Even a photograph of it bothers me. Ok, not really but you get my point and hence you will see the moderation message when you've finalized your post. The identity/name options are as follows:

1) Log-in using (drop down menu for those registered with those services)

2) Nickname and URL - allows you to choose any name and/or link your site to it

3) Anonymous (you can use it but I still have the right to decide if it gets published publicly or not - GOOD FOR ME - YAY!!)

So there ya go. Send me $49.99 if you use these instructions in your own BlogSpot. Cash, cashier's check, money order and Western Union accepted 24/7. :D

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jena 6 Guy Shot... By WHO??

Found here. I ask when we will ever learn?!?!?!?!?!??!?! I'm not adding my customary photo to this. I don't feel like finding one. smh

Internet Dating - Serious Talk



Not sure if you know that Master P directed a movie entitled 'Internet Dating' and I posted about it about it in here. Onwards, what do you think about the idea? Have you done anything close to meeting someone? How was it? Would you do it again?

Personally, I have issues meeting offline... I'm more fearful of meeting someone online. Many reasons exist such as honesty, credibility and trust. I have meet some fans/supporters of... but never attempted the date thing. I last was on a social network known as Black Planet and have never been back to anything close. MySpace is about as close as I've come and Facebook too but I am really not there for "dating". As seen in prior social network site comments, I'm collecting. (laughs)

Thoughts??

Monday, December 29, 2008

No Damned Way...




HUH???

Video courtesy of Jervis' Blog.

So much to say, not sure how to say it...


You ever been there? You have a heap of things to say and then... nothing or you become uncertain in how what you say will turn out?? I've been put in that predicament since April and I'm not usually this verbally closed in. I USUALLY say what's on my mind and go from there. I do have a sensitivity to alienating and/or hurting people's feelings but this is much different. I'm being put in a competitive "you don't know knowing" situation from someone who SHOULD be educating. Let me say that this year is going down as the quietest year ever for me. I mean, I'm the one who calls the coupon senders and fusses about receiving a coupon that expires 4-5 days from when I received it. So for me to get in to this battle of the one sex type crap I'm being lured into, I'll sit back and let my actions do all the speaking. I'm being told I need to stand my ground and make people respect me and maybe it's true.

I've always been an actions girl so words roll of my back... normally. But this year, I had a rude awakening on just how far people will go to continue to put you down when they are down themselves. Misery loves company and I guess I'm not showing them any so they have no were to run nor hide. I decided to do more listening this year and damned if I did not hear more than I eve would in 26+ years. WOW!! And when you hold people in high regard and they fall from grace... what do you do? What happens when you go behind the curtains to see what's really been hiding all that time?? WOW!! As I always say, GOD give you no more than you can handle. Sadly, I can't change my lost feelings for those I once had deeper feelings for. I see now that folks will do loads of things to cover their own azzes while making more of an azz of themselves. When it's the people you think are close to you is when it hits lie a brick.

Thank you GOD for keeping my mouth closed, my brain in tact and my strength stronger than any rock you made. Most importunately, thank you GOD for keeping my heart safe and me nearer to YOU!!


Graphic courtesy of UMiss

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Good Samaritans DO Exist

My rim decided it wanted to see some tar action yesterday of all days. This isn't my tire but it looks JUST like mine did yesterday afternoon. One minute, I'm rolling along nicely with the slight wobble and the next I'm hearing some weird noise. I open the car door and look to the area where I think the sound is coming from... DRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT... the tire is just flat on the ground. I am gutted for many reasons at this point. One, my cell phone is off... (sighs) Two, I am too far from the station I want to get the tire... (sighs harder) Three, I am out of my area to call anyone... (huge sigh) Blessing in all of this - I did have some money on me for the tire - ONLY. I might add I had the receipt from the last tire purchase in the armrest and already had it in hand for more sighing purposes.

Soooooooooooooo... I try to proceed to a place that is about 3 miles and less with the rim rolling on the tire and not the ground as it so wanted to do. I stayed as much out of the traffic as I could and yet, no one stopped but every one looked you can believe that. An obviously wobbly car is normal, right?? Anyhow, I get about 2 miles in when I see a tow truck going the opposite direction. I see the brakes being applied but it keeps going. So I check to see if the rim is still not touching the ground as it is trying very hard to do. How did I do this you ask? I feel the edges of the rim and it's still smooth. Ok, ok... guys reading are going to laugh me off the planet... but hey, I was panic struck as you can seemingly see. So I proceed on when I see the tow truck behind me. Two young guys are looking at the back of my car like "she's bad off... very."

The passenger guy, kinda nice looking too, comes over and asked if I need help. I explain my situation and looks at me with loads of pity. (Thank you GOD). He then proceeds to phone someone to get some prices on my sports tire. I know the last time I purchased one, a cheapy was $80 bills. Right now, that was a STRETCH, wow... if you only knew. Normally towing starts @ $75, if I recall right and this does not include gas per mile in some cases and for some tow people. I'm praying as he explains what he can do for me. I'm choiceless and broke - not good, ya know. So, he told me the other guy needed to drop him off and he'd come take me to the place where I was trying to go. I wait in the car for what seems like forever but in truth was about 10 - 15 minutes.

TOW TRUCK IS HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE!! I am happy and sad at the same time. I'm panicking more because I have no clue when tire places close and this being the holiday... so driver guy tells me that if I would have keep going, not only would I be getting the tire but a $300 rim. (sighs the worse kinda sigh). I explain I knew this but desperation will make one do some crazy ish and this one was not harming anyone but me and of course pissing my rim off that it couldn't get any ground time. He laughs and proceeds to do his towing job. So, up the bed car baby goes and off to the tire place they called. Turns out this guy felt even sorrier for me and reduced my out of pocket to him. I was soooooooooooooo thankful and was telling GOD how great of a force the entity is. We get to the place which was just above the last place I purchased a tire. Guess what? The price I paid a year ago at Goodyear was the same price I got this tire for 1 year and 9 months later - within cents!! Amazing.

So I personally want to thank Tom and Aaron who were Grand Samaritans if you ask me. I took their card as I plan to make it up to them whenever I can. It's not often you see people doing good deeds from the kindness of the hearts when it comes to their bread and butter. It's business as usual and I am blessed their business was making me safe that day. Thank you so much G.....'s Towing!!

Rest Peacefully Eartha Kitt



This is how I remember her as a child and how she was such the seductress. My adopted Mother tried to emulate every thing she was. Key word - tried. Gone is the woman who I will never forget hearing that she embarrassed the First Lady as she stood her ground against war when it was one of the worst things besides being a color that a person of color could do. Kudos to you Ms Eartha!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays... REALLY!!

While in the ER waiting room the other night, I had a chance to see why Seth McFarlene has lost me for life. I was a semi huge supporter of Family Guy until it got very annoying. There's another show that annoys me if only for a few seconds - American Dad?!?!? HUH?? The piece I got while ER people muddled about seeking relief from... was the Christmas episode where the "Dad" is seeking Christmas spirit. Skipping the chase and getting to the scene of what bothered me so to post, here I go. He pushes a GUN into the kid cashier's face after not getting the "Merry Christmas" response back from his "Merry Christmas" departing gesture after his store purchase. There were other things prior to this that made me despise the show but this topped it off. The show seemed to deal with offending people's belief's, religious or otherwise, in terms of those commencing from November forward to oh January. So back to the scene, security tosses "Dad" out into the snow and you hear him say "I had a gun". The gun is flung out to him now wrapped in holiday paper with bow and gleeful "Merry Christmas" is heard, seemingly from the kid cashier. I was mortified as there were a heap of children in this waiting area. I can't imagine how the wreckage of the Christmas spirit via this show will affect those lil kids while trying to heal from whatever they were in the hospital's ER for in the first place.

I mean, someone could have changed the channel (or had it changed) if they found it offensive but no one did. And as I popped in and out of the area, it made realize that our chick value has really been diminished to levels so low, it's unmeasurable I guess. Are we not appalled that the holiday spirit is so abusive and bloody even in animation?!?! (smh) At any rate, the whole idea of trying not to offend not only stops with programs of this nature but the actual concept of the show - for bad or worse. The term 'Happy Holidays' has become more acceptable because from November to January, there are a few celebrated holidays. The term seems to blanket all of them without offending a Jewish, a Christian, a African and all other people. I am happy that there is a medium that can compliment all despite me not knowing or even caring how this show ended.

So from my Blog SPOT to YOURS... I am ever blessed to have you here as a reader and/or as a thought provider. Hence, the reason for "added thought(s)" when you reply to my............... It is my sincere hope that 2008 and all it's intricacies will leave you in a better and blessed position in 2009. I look forward to seeing you in the New Year... REALLY!! (SMILES)

(always a) Lady Di

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Twitter is Twack




That's the page I received when I logged off and tried to log back in. I'm not feeling this site ALREADY!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Katt Gets FUXXED!!


Listen here to Jamie Foxx's show 'The Foxxhole' as the entire crew including Jamie himself dig right into Katt - HARD!! Thanks to Smartenupnas.com for the upload. I don't know how long this stuff stays up, so get there fast. I'm still listening but the link reads that Steve Harvey calls in as well. I'm going on a HOPEFUL guess that all parties are in on this. I could be wrong, eh??

I'm A Twitter-er... Too??




I think I just join these social networks because they exist. I have no clue as to what I'll do with a TWITTER account. Thanks to Jervis for reminding me I had the account since October. So, follow me?? Twitter me?? I dunnooooooooooooooo...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Persons of the Year - Drs. Vance & Vince Moss (Revisited)

The Moss brothers treat a patient in Kabul, Afghanistan.


'World News' Revisits Extraordinary People Who Are Making a Difference

Drs. Vince and Vance Moss

After hearing about the suffering of civilians in war-torn countries, these twin brothers -- both U.S. Army reservists since college -- felt compelled to act. They approached the U.S. military and State Department about a medical mission to Afghanistan to treat civilians. Their idea was rejected because of safety concerns, so the Mosses took matters into their own hands. They chartered a plane, stocked it with medical supplies, hired their own security and flew to Afghanistan -- all at their own expense. They made two trips to the country, gaining the trust of the people and providing much-needed care.

Since "World News" featured the Moss brothers in February, they have served with the Army on a three-month tour to Iraq, assigned as medics to a marine unit. Upon their return home, they arranged for the transport and life-saving surgery for several Iraqi children in the United States.

"When you look at our pictures, and you look at the eyes of the little kids, a lot of them that we treated, I think you will come to the same conclusion that we have -- it certainly was worth it," said Vance Moss.

Click here to see the original story.

WATCH: Brothers on a Healing Mission

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Late Night "Shoes Thrower" Humor

I'm on About.com's Political Humor section reading the Late Night talk show host's xaps at GB, Jr. on December 15th. Here's what they said about the "Shoes Thrower" as compiled by Daniel Kurtzman.

"Well, folks, looks like we finally found something President Bush is good at. Dodgeball!" --Jay Leno

"As you know, yesterday in Iraq, President Bush was attacked by a 'shoe-icide' bomber. President Bush was speaking at a news conference in Iraq when a journalist threw two shoes at him [on screen: the video of Bush having shoes thrown at him]. You see what President Bush did? You see what he did to keep from being hit? Something he's never done before. Lean to the left. He's never done that." --Jay Leno

"You got to admit, whatever you think of the guy, he's got good reflexes. Even Bill Clinton was impressed. You know, Clinton's an expert at ducking shoes, ashtrays, lamps. Everything." --Jay Leno

"Now, here's my question, and no offense here, but where was the Secret Service? I mean, shouldn't they at least have jumped in front of the second shoe? I mean, you know what I'm saying? Come on. Seriously. Aren't these guys supposed to take a bullet for the president?" --Jay Leno

"See, that's when Bush realized he was on his way out, when the Secret Service are going, 'Yeah, we're guarding the new guy now.'" --Jay Leno

"Well, here's my favorite part. Cable news just over-thinks this. On CNN, they brought in an expert on Iraqi culture. And he said, 'Let me clarify what happened here.' He said, 'In the Arab world, throwing your shoes at someone's head is considered an insult.' Oh, really? As opposed to here in America, where it's a huge compliment." --Jay Leno

"Well, the interesting thing was the journalist who threw the shoe was immediately arrested, and then offered his own show on MSNBC." --Jay Leno


"Bush is in Baghdad, he's having a press conference, and a guy, a reporter from Iraq jumps up and starts heaving shoes at the guy. And in Iraqi, or Arabic, he starts screaming, 'Here's your farewell kiss, you dog!' That's what the guy says. I mean, it was the same goodbye I got from NBC." --David Letterman

"Right now, they're trying to find out, they arrested the guy, trying to find out if he's a Shoe-ni or a Shoe-ite. But it's the same old story. You hear this over and over again, a guy, this crazy guy, goes into a Payless store, he purchases a pair of Rockport shoes, and they didn't even do a background check on him." --David Letterman

"You've got to give Bush credit. I mean, the guy moved pretty quickly. ... Too bad he didn't react that way with bin Laden or Katrina, bin Laden or the mortgage crisis, bin Laden or Afghanistan, bin Laden or the Lehman Brothers." --David Letterman

I don't think Bush really has dodged anything like that, well, since the Vietnam War." --David Letterman

"Yesterday, at a press conference in Baghdad, an angry Iraqi threw his shoes at President Bush's head. Yeah, when he saw the shoes, President Bush said, 'See, I knew you guys had weapons of mass destruction." --Conan O'Brien

"The man who threw his shoes at President Bush is being hailed as a hero in Iraq. In fact, when he dies, he'll be greeted in heaven by 72 podiatrists." --Conan O'Brien

"Of course, the big story over the weekend is that President Bush had that press conference in Iraq, which turned into 'Shoe-pocalypse Now.'" --Craig Ferguson

"When a journalist throws his shoes at the President, if you're a late night talk show host, you go, 'Aaahhh!' Good times. It's like when Cheney shot his lawyer. You go: 'Aaaahhhh! Well, that's tonight's show taken care of.'" --Craig Ferguson

"Bush was amazing. You see how quickly Bush got out of the way? Bush has been accused of dodging issues in the past, but who knew he could actually dodge shoes?" --Craig Ferguson

"Bush is 62 years old, but he still has the reflexes of a cat. Mind you, I think his head has been on a swivel ever since Cheney shot his lawyer." --Craig Ferguson

"You know, the shoe-throwing incident has made Sarah Palin want to be president even more. 'Free shoes? You betcha!'" --Craig Ferguson

"Anyway, the conspiracy theories have begun. Oliver Stone is already making a movie about the shoe-throwing incident. He thinks there was a second shoe-thrower, because that journalist threw two shoes in four seconds. That's impossible." --Craig Ferguson

"The irony of all of this is of course that this shoe-throwing incident is as close as we'll ever get to finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." --Craig Ferguson

"The shoe-throwing journalist has got his supporters because today in Iraq, thousands of people took to the streets. They were all chanting in unison all day long. And do you know what they were chanting? Now I'm not making this up. They were chanting, 'Bush, Bush listen well, two shoes on your head!' Well, I think the President must be devastated by that. If John Kerry had used that chant four years ago, he would have won!" --Craig Ferguson

"What kind of chant is that? If there's an Iraqi Doctor Seuss, he must be terrible. 'One fish, two fish, seven dogs run on a lawn.'" --Craig Ferguson

"The bright side to all of this is the Iraqi economy must be going well if a guy can afford to throw a perfectly good pair of shoes. Journalists over here can't even afford a pair of flip-flops." --Craig Ferguson

"The shoe-throwing journalist is in jail. He didn't think this through, though. I mean, if you're a journalist and you're unhappy with a politician, why don't you just write something down? You're a journalist! You can even get it printed in a newspaper! Doesn't he know that the pen is mightier than the shoe?" --Craig Ferguson

Shoes Thrower - Hero or Zero?

First, let me slam down some remarks from Huffington Post's website which btw has over 7,000 comments on this:


1) Journalist pass 0 dollar. pair of shoes 25 dollars. Hurling shoes at bush, priceless. Somethings money truly can't buy. (American Express card commercial wording for those who don't get it)

2) If only we had known sooner that the President would leave the country if you threw shoes at him.

3) Please join my Shoes for George Campaign and mail one shoe to George Bush, @ The White House, Washington, D. C. to show our appreciation for all he has done for our country. Let's bury him up to his armpits in shoes! Thanks!

4) Lucky for GWB that Imelda Marcos wasn"t there

5) As a form of protest and symbolism, one must admit, it was extremely effective. Protest is not about being, nice, respectful or hospitable. People who have tried to make their point in less imaginative ways, such as taking up arms as you suggest or suicide have been much less effective about getting their point across. As symbolism, it was actually devastating to the Bush Administration PR effort.

6) In baseball, it's 3 strikes and you're out! In politics, it's 2 shoes and you're out!!

7) Looks like Bush finally found those weapons of mass destruction.

8) He should just be thankful that Doc Marten hasn't set up shop in Iraq yet.




Sunday, December 14, 2008

Stardom




Man, I was on Actor Laurence Fishburne's website tonight as I am watching him on CSI - Vegas babies. I found this thought from him about stardom so damned fitting to my thought's of the celebrated life of anyone:

"IT'S ONE OF THE CHALLENGES of being a very well known person: You get praise and attention from strangers and it makes you susceptible to believing that you're the greatest thing since sliced fish. But at the beginning and end of the day, you are a human being, a child of God with faults and weaknesses. We live in a society that's obsessed with celebrity. The trap is believing it. You have to practice to remain humble and grounded, to remain human, which is why I do my own grocery shopping. People come up to me in supermarkets and say, "Hey you are like the greatest," and I say "Thanks," and go do my shopping. I don't need to feel like a big deal."

Free $25 gift card for a prescription transfer




I love ish like that too. I only have one measly prescrip and I have moved it from Walgreen's to CVS for a $25 GC, from CVS to Rite Aid for $30 GC and I'm about to move it, again, from RA to Giant for a $25 GC. $80 in a year free? Who can beat that. Sadly, they don't let you use the GC towards the prescrip you need to fill and pickup - right then. NOT SO SADLY... I can get $25 more ish that I need that I did not have the $25 in cash for anyhow!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Giant has lots of stuff to choose from. YAY ME if it goes thru. :p

Next bargain...?? Who knows....

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Katt Williams News??

According to Yo! Raps, Katt is coming with an audio CD to the DVD that was just released. Here's the deal per the site:

Katt Williams Releases Audio Version Of "It's Pimpin, Pimpin"

Posted: Saturday - December 13, 2008

Katt Williams In an unprecedented power move for the multi-talented comedian/actor, Katt Williams recently inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records to distribute the audio version to his critically acclaimed fourth stand-up DVD It's Pimpin, Pimpin, which is scheduled to be released January 27, 2009.


The DVD version was released in November and features a collection of the comedian's brash, no-holds-barred routines from his 100-city tour, which grossed more than $25 million in ticket sales. As proof positive to Williams' ranking of being the number-one urban comedian in the market, It's Pimpin, Pimpin DVD shipped more than 400,000 and scanned 200,000 copies in three weeks.


Previous DVD releases from Williams include laugh riots Pimp Chronicles and Katt Live, both released in 2006 and selling more than 700,000 units each and last year's American Hustle, which has sold more than 650,000 units and counting.

AND THIS IS FROM Rap Search.com

Katt Williams will release his new album "It's Pimpin' Pimpin' - Introducing Katt Williams and The Secret Pimp Society" later this year with guest features by Lil Wayne, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Da Brat, Paul Wall and more.

When the new CD goes on sale nationwide, a Best of Katt Williams comedy DVD will be attached. The first single will be Gotta Shine featuring Paul Wall & Mike Jones.

The album is Katt's debut music CD.

Shaggy & Friends Benefit




My favorite person in Reggae music is well known to all as Recording Artist Shaggy. Being friends with the International Artist for over 7 years, I can say he's a decent man with a huge heart. And for as long as Shaggy's Studio.com has been online and before, Mr. Burrell has been supporting the Sir Alexander Bustamante Hospital in Jamaica. It is "the only pediatric hospital in the English speaking Caribbean, but here in Jamaica, it’s the only pediatric hospital which offers specialized health services for children". He, along with many many others, have been providing much needed equipment such as ventilators, surgical supplies and even went as far as replanting the hospital's greenery surrounding the facility. There is a huge benefit concert on January 3, 2009. Here's the PSA for it and a mini commercial follows. If you would like to get involved, please go here - http://www.shaggyfoundation.org for all the details. You can also contact me and I will forward information upstream. Supporters of Shaggy and myself have been involved with these efforts for about 4 years now. Won't you contribute too?






Read more about Shaggy's contributions over the years right here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Almostest Free

Yeah, I created a new word and I'm damn proud of it. So, as you can tell I'm stockpiling (getting loads of one product for future use) and it's Sure deodorant right now. I have a total of 5... yes, FIVE - including the one I'm using. TMI I know but today I went to Walgreen's and there's were 2/$5. I had a $1.50 coupon for each out of the Walgreen's lil book and then 2 $1 coupons printed online. All I had to pay was .30 tax for the 2 3.2 bonus size bottles. Sounds good, eh? Then I picked up another A&H Laundry detergent for .99. They normally charge $6.99 for 1 64oz and right now they have a 4 day sale on it for $1.99. I was Armed and I Hammered down a $1 from A&H website and whallah!!

I feel so good when I can get good bargins like this. Plus, I also picked up 3/.99 each mini First Aid kits out of CVS. I had a buy 2 for $3 coupon which gave me them free. YEAH ME!! Now here's the best one of all and with heaps of thanks to MSM's Blog for every single savings, no doubt. Safeway has a Kelloggs sale right now and if you buy 5 select varieties, they'll increase your discount to $5 off the total of the five boxes. So here's how it went down. I picked up 5 boxes and head to the counter. She rings them and after coupons and some bonus markdowns I found, the total was a wee high. So, I go over and proceed to figure out what went wrong. I see I purhcased one cereal at $4.99 which was 17oz box and not a 12oz. Then I see the Sugar Pops - MY OTHER FAVORITE CEREAL - was not apart of the 5/$5 off promotion. So I had Mr. J void that cereal transaction and start fresh all over again. So, he gives me back almost $15, re-rings the right cereals and I, when all said and done, hand him $2.45 for 5 boxes of cereal. How? Safeway's Kelloggs sale is from $2.29 (Rice Krispies, Corn & Frosted Flakes - I think) to $2.79. I had 5/$1 coupons printed from online - $1 for each box. Don't forget that $5 deal and there you go.

Some Safeway's do not accept internet printable coupons, so call PRIOR to using. But, can you imagine walking out of any chain store with 5 boxes of cereal for $2.45? I bragged to every, even the cashier who originally rang me up, the store person who re-rang my stuff plus Mom's. I am so thrifty. Or is that frugal?? Off to MSM's to see what she has next...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

'Internet Dating' (The Movie) On DVD

Personally, I can not wait to see this straight to DVD release, just because. It stars the forever following Katt wherever he go on-screen and boring azzz Clifton Powell, Renaldo Rey, Master P, Michael Blackson and Lil Romero. Master P is behind this production wise and I guess you know the rest. In the meantime, the DVD comes out the 23rd/30th of this month but you can pre-order a copy at almost every DVD retailer there is on the globe. Ebay it too if you like. Here's the synopsis seen all over the net:

Lonely and looking for some action, Mikey (Katt Williams) creates an internet dating profile, describing himself as a 7 foot tall Lakers player. The ladies love him online, but they get a rude awakening when a 5 foot tall, broke, burger flipping, bicycle riding Mikey shows up at their front doors. And are the girls anything like they say they are? All he wanted was to meet the right girl. What he got was an online roller coaster.



video


Code Black Entertainment is getting ready for the online PPV version and has a DVD purchase set-up coming as well. Stay tuned...

16 Tag with no one to send it to

Ok, so CHRISSSSSSSS hit me really hard with this one as I do not even know 1 Blogger to tag it with that will do it much less keep it going. GOT ALL THAT? Great!! I'm supposed to give up some facts, habits and/or goals. Ohhhhhhhhh, this is going to be hard... so in no PAR-TIC-U-LAR order, here I go...

1. Goal - move outta MD (ain't never lived anywhere else, so there ya go)

2. Habit - bite nails (nervousness)

3. Habit - sucks teeth (for cleaning and hatin' purposes)

4. Goal - be more productive (I do try)

5. Fact - Purple loves me and I love it right back

6. Fact - I love computin'

7. Goal - continue to do things that are effective no matter the size of it

8. Habit - sleep with a box of tissues (allergies)

9. Habit - have been busted for staring (since I was months old)

10. Fact - I love food and it loves me

11. Fact - people who read this will find me boring

12. Goal - to be independently wealthy

13. Habit - washes hands frequently

14. Fact - I will cry if someone else is crying and also, I will toss my food if someone else is too

15. Fact - people say I treat my cat better than humans. (And????????)

16. Goal - to never be tagged again, ever, ever, never, ever :P

Sorry, don't post on much Bloggers to tag.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What did I get FREE today??

Well I FINALLLLLLLLY got my dang blasted for cryin' out loud friggin 'It's Pimpin' Pimpin' DVD today. Them fools over at that darned Borders store was about to get knocked out if they did not have the DVD after all the phone calls I made starting at 9:30 AM this morning. The last call was around 2ish pm and I had to hold back from cussing then. Computers went down in Borders and HUMANS forgot how to actually go LOOK on the shelf for the dang blasted thing. I saw dude when someone else called in and all he did was skim they area, pull out ONE or TWO things and went back and told the person on the line the EXACT same thing he said to me. I knew it was him as he was saying "I looked n the shelf.... and our computers are down....". I just rolled my eyes and waited my turn to get my stuff and leave. I was already told by Borders.com that if they told me it was NOT in that store to not argue but leave and call them promptly. Well dude that waits on me says "it was out in the mailbox and I hung up before he could come back". So I say, "dude, you never told me to hold on. You said you checked the box and it was not there... hello??" And of course he tries to be all apologetic but I was not having it. I just let him finish getting thru with me and I left quick nuff you can beleive that.

Don't get me wrong, I am grateful but for the crap the store put me thru, the PO and the .com people too... lesson learned on free stuff from them. Bet somebody was trying to cop my ish b/c everybody I talked to except one person from online resources to store peeps kept telling me how much they LOVED them some Katt when they heard/saw the title. Uhhhhh huuuuuuh.

Off to watch!!


Oh wait, I picked up some Sure deodorant for .49. I kinda went a day before the sale day as it was $2.99 not $2.50 as I had read here. But, I had both coupons, one form the in-store lil booklet that she mentions plus the printed one from the same site and it was OOOOON!! Hey .49 not generic brand deodorant is good for me too.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Freeebies... not actually FREE

Here's a re-cap, re-post of my Free adventure today:

I went to CVS for the Maybelline lip products and did get a B1G1 free deal but the cheapest was the lip gloss in a tube. Coupon for $4.00 only took it down to 2 for $2.14 with tax. Still cheap as they are $5.79 EACH w/o tax.

Rayovac Batteries - I picked these up today (2pk AA alkaline) for .06, the tax. Normally sells for $1 per pack plus tax.

An Air Wick Lumin' Air product was almost free. I had a really crazy experience as when she rang it up in Target, the register told her it would be "below a zero total" and it would not allow her to proceed. I was like WTH?? Then she did the Rayovac batteries which did take but I had to pay .06 tax. Fine, better than $1. She then did the Airwick once again and tells me I cannot use the coupon. I ask her isn't there an override and/or an option to type in $4.99 coupon. (I've been in customer service/cashiering for over 20 years) She tells me no. HUH??

So this other cashier comes over and said she rang 2 up and then did ok. Come to find out later on, her 2 were for free products not discounted items. So, after 20 mins this lady who acts in charge comes over and does the transaction again. She gets the same coded error and tells me I can't use the coupon because it is more than the item. HUH? I said the same thing about the override and/or manually telling the cash register gone mad that the coupon is $4.99. She tells me if I do that then you have to pay the tax. DUUUUUUUUH? I said can I take this to Customer Service. No, they are going to call me. WOW and this is my last resort I think. So I say just let me get the product and I'll pay the tax on it. 30 mins later I walk out the door with an almost just about kinda sorta free item for 30something cents.

I called a neighbor to tell her this story as I had asked for her coupon earlier in the day. I might rethink this now.

And in other Freebie news, one day I found a Pizza Hut Gift card. I called the 800# on the back and it had $8 left on it. YAY for me and my FREE (personal pan) 3 topping pizza plus soda wouldn't you say??

Plus, I find $$ all the time. I found $20 soaked in gasoline, where else... the gas station, $10 folded on Food Lion's lot, almost a buck in change on Red Lobster's walkway and oodles of change amounts here and there. I found reading glasses and a cell phone case recently. What next?? And yes, I do look down when I walk. :p

Jervis Made A Graphic 4 MEEEEEE!!




Is that the cutest thing you ever saw? Awwww geeeeeeee Chris!! (sniffsniff and she reaches for him and gives him a TIGHT breathtaking HUG)

I still like free stuff...

... and I often sneak thru the net to find some "free stuff". I've posted about this before in case you're new, have a read. So I read a 'The Parker Report" Blog {not related to Erik Parker of MTV's The Parker Report I found out as soon as I saw the white family photos all over the Blog) and saw "Free $5 Gas Card". I was off and running on the first link which was a list of good deals. I had to go back and see that the second link was the actual link to the free $5 gas card. Duuuuuuh. Anyhow, Techron Trivia is where you need to go BUT... please read if the freebie is valid in your state PRIOR to answering the trivia questions. They are easy, trust me as I just filled mine out yesterday. And if you get more than $5 you better come back and share some of it with me. (laughs)

Now, here's a really good freebie. I am getting It's Pimpin' Pimpin' for FREE. No, it's not coming from the Katt Pack people but from Borders.com. And you say, you can get free stuff from Borders.com? Yes, if you play your freebies right. Here's how I played this one out. I like surveys and in one of my survey spots I earn $$. I accrued enough money in my account that I chose Borders.com as my reward of choice changeover. So after waiting a couple days for the money to be changed to Borders Bucks in November, I found out I could not use them until December. Ok, so I wait a couple more days and then on Dec. 1 I get a email stating I can now use my BB's. I am so excited as I have researched the online price (16.99) vs the in-store price (19.99) and also found out it's cheaper to order online and send to a location near you than going to said location and picking it up... gas included. I still have to go to the store and pick it up but... at a cheaper rate - for FREE. How did $16.99 turn into free? Well another email reminding me that I had a 30% off coupon that was about to expire came in and I was like "oh really?". So I go place the online order for the DVD and use the 30% coupon FIRST which brings it to $12 and some change. I then proceed to the option on how to pay. I see the BB's with the ADD button and then I do so. WHAAAAAAAAAALLAAAAAAAAH! The bottom line reads $0.00 owed, no taxes and no shipping fees. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Now, the penalty to the great savings on the DVD is as of today it is stuck in NJ and I ordered it on December 1. I'm not at all mad because I still saved in the long run and I'm very pleased to know I'll get it sooner or later..................

Here's a link to Money Saving Mom that TPR had on their website as a, seemingly, good source of good deals and savings. I'm not sure what states are covered but just read thru since it's blog style. Have fun getting your freebie on!!

My Vice...





I'm a movie-holic by nature since about age 20. I've had movie marathons that lasted from Friday after work til Monday getting ready to go back. But right now... Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the cutest obsession I have right now. Sad, huh?? I know it's not a "movie" but I found it thanks to my nephew talking about the release of the movie over the summer. I was like WHAT?? And then I watched it and was immersed. But then I went to Cartoon Network and found episodes?!?! HUH?? Anyhow, I watched all 8 in one day and been going back to see if there are new eps up almost, allllllmost daily.

Ok, do you like this kinda stuff?

BTW - What's your vice??

Obama Has A Vice...

...and it's in the form of an ugly cigarette. Yws, it is very true as I told Jervis, I've known it since I saw him. The dark lips gave it away. Take a look at his recent Meet The Press response about it:



Peep this article.


MORE SOON!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Chain Epidemic

The Parker Report's link is not working so here's one I did find that works, courtesy of OnSmash.com. For anyone more knowledgeable than me, can you help a sistah with this??!?! I'll be checking back on that website because I'm eager to see Mr. Alvin Joiner and what he's talkin' bout these days. That's tomorrow's episode so I read.

My Blog is Broke




I recently went thru the list of things you can add to make your Blog more interesting and in my case, loaded down with stuffs. At any rate I can't see Reactions, a new feature that allows other readers to give feedback in a tick (as the Europeans say). Anyone else not see it?? And for those of you who like my Blog, please do as I am doing with yours - Follow Me (more on Follow Me) and/or link to me, just let me know if you do the latter so I may return the favor. Now this depends strictly on the content of you Blog, of course.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

All things great and... very, very, very, very small

re-post from Rahsaan Patterson. Hopefully it inspires you as much as it did him to pass it on for me to pass on to you.


Did you get all that?? Hope so (laughs)


Needle Sized Art
Very incredible story! Not only is this mans art cool but he got a ton of cash for it!


http://www.willard-wigan.com - His Official Website

http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/microscopic.asp - Snopes.com has more info


Do I need to say anything more??

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Obama Related Illustrations - Pt. II


My favorite one thus far....



Obama Related Illustrations

I received these in email and thought I'd share them. What do you think??

















Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Jazz Network Interviews Rahsaan Patterson





Register here and listen to Rahsaan speak on the cover of his new holiday album, music and more. 'The Ultimate Gift' is the latest release of what I hope is many more of this stellar performer's musical portfolio. While listening to interview you can also get a free track. Cameron is a awesome interviewer as he just lets the artist talk... not a heap of chatter. If you register and it is not on the main page at the time you enter the site, look in the 'Interviews' section. They have an option to save to your My Channel interview category.

Enjoy it to the utmost!!

12/3/08 EDIT - Go here to listen to snippets of this album.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Giants are going to LOSE!!

I'm in the park tomorrow, so I'll let you know how that went down on Monday.

The rum really is gone :(

I thank "E" for the making of it and the after affects. :p It took me this LONG to get back in here to talk about it that's how EFFECTIVE that stuff was. I watched him make it and knew he could be my bartender any time. Lil heavy on the lemon juice, whole lotta heavy on the Wray & Nephew Overproof... the nutmeg added version was WICKED!! IT RUM TINGS!!!!!!!!!!!

About Thanksgiving... I'm always blessed that I survive it as I'm usually on the road to somewhere. This year I had a Caribbean good time with "family" who were a lot of laughs. The total day was just gorgeous as the sun was bright in the day time and the moon was... it was cold and I had to get my dru... I mean nicely loose tail in the car. Could not have asked for better weather at all. Dinner started late but when it did get rolling, there was food everywhere from the kitchen to the dining room table. Caribbean fare such as Jerk chicken that cleared all nose hairs, Curry chicken and rice n peas along with the customary US foods such as turkey, roast beef and pork as well as sweet potato souffle, stuffing, mashed potatoes and greens. "R' made a cole slow with raisins that made me upset tat I did not get more. I'm not the biggest slaw eater but hers was RIGHT!! There was just too much food to mention. Dessert included Junior's Cheesecake (which is not my thing) and Sweet potato pie.

"E" had music going that was from all the Islands you could think of. Then he put on some line dance music. All over... We did the Cupid, ES, and BC'ed it too. I showed them the Zydeco line dance video to learn by the time I get back. (laughs) I don't know how to do it....:P No Obama shuffle as I kinda forgot it after much cups of JRP. I totally enjoyed this year's festivity more than I have in a long time. Here's what I said about last Thanksgiving and I can't even go back to read it. I know it was sad and I pray future Thanksgivings are more Thanks Living experiences than that one was.

Post me a note about your day!! Thanks for reading about mine.

Friday, November 28, 2008

And why's the rum gone?

That's the question I'm asking today after a lovely dinner last night that left me parking the car in quite an unusual manner. I'd take a pic but that leads to evidence which as you can tell, I'm way smarter than that. ;) How was your Thanksgiving??

Be back to add more to this later... right after I find the rum..................................

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Racial Slur on a Receipt

Courtesy of KMBC TV out of Kansas. Journey's heads have some explaining to do, ya think?? How many more receipts you think will crop up between now and the first lawsuit?? What would you do if it were you?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving is...

Thankful for some and not so thankful for others. I personally have a lot to be thankful for including mere life in itself. Forget food, BREATHING. Ok, wait... food next. :p Anyhow, we all know that there is some soul who will not eat and possibly not breathe today nor the calendar day known as Thanksgiving. In the event that GOD feels I am needed more elsewhere, I want to give my thanks to many, many, many, many people. GOD is thanked all day, everyday. I am appreciative of the many situations I've encountered in my life as they continue to aid in GOD's path for me.

Hope to see the many Blogsphere Bloggers I've met, irritated and/or made laugh back on Thursday and/or Friday. This is for the International people as well!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Luenell Speaks

Courtesy of EURweb.com

LUENELL ON KATT WILLIAMS' ALLEGED BREAKDOWN: 'Borat' star toured with comic; says he may just need some rest.

(November 24, 2008)

*Comedian Luenell says news of fellow standup comic Katt Williams having a reported nervous breakdown is an all-too-familiar story among black, male comedic superstars.

The "Borat" actress cites Martin Lawrence, Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle among famous funnymen who have suffered some sort of personal meltdown. "It seems to happen to the great minds that just sometimes may be on overload," she says.

In Williams' case, Luenell believes simple fatigue may have contributed to his reported erratic behavior.

"I know that he has a lot of people depending on him. That could be stressful," Luenell told EUR's Lee Bailey. "I know that we went on the road in 2006, and it's [now] 2008, about to be 2009, and he has barely had any relaxation, down time or time off between doing [standup] comedy, movies, television and an album. It might just be that [his camp] needs to sit him down and get [him] some rest."

A South Carolina newspaper reported last week that Williams reluctantly underwent a mental evaluation at the request of his family.

"I have not seen any strange behavior in the last few times that I saw Katt," Luenell added. "He seemed totally himself, and I dare say a little bit more relaxed and at peace than maybe toward the end of the year when he was working so much. So this, if it's true even, comes as a total surprise for me."

Luenell also said the rumor of Williams retiring following a New Year's Eve show in Detroit with Steve Harvey is just as surprising.

"That may be his last show for a while, but I don't think that he would let his fans go without any more original Katt Williams," she said. "I mean how many times has Jay-Z retired only to come back with a bigger, better, blacker and stronger album?"

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Purple Doves Interviews - Unauthorized




Ok, they say this Purple Doves Interviews is Unauthorized. Can't be so as Mr I-went-thru-the-entire-net-and-removed-almost-everything-me did within the last 10 or so years, a couple times over. Each time he came, he did not come alone. He brought the "C & D" crew with him. For those who have no clue what that term means, I educate you on Cease and Desist, Wiki style. So, how is it this claimed "unauthorized" material is still around for purchase... today?? Hmmmmm........ 'Secret Squirrel Productions' as is 'Petal Productions' (he LOVES flowers) in the opening and closing credits???? The Purple Man has been a long, long, life long advocate of secrecy and spontaneity if you know his controlled workings. I would not be surprised is this was one of his many attempts to continue to hold on to the very essence of himself in an assumed manner.

I bet you can't name all his aliases?? Don't worry, neither can I. So... we have Oprah, Bryant Gumbel and Tavis Smiley, just to name a few on this and it is still being sold on the net's #1 multi-faceted retailer. No way, would any of these people allow that to happen without some severe ramifications of P was not behind this. Sinbad is on it and where has he been l-a-t-e-l-y should/would want a cut of the oooooooooooold interview with Mayte (the "Slave's" then wife), Larry Graham and Chaka Khan as well as The Mighty Purple Prince. For those reading who are clueless about the "slave" reference up there, ask and you shall be learned. I'm not old, you're just still "wet behind the ears". If you are a supporter NOT-TO-BE-CONFUSED-WITH-'FAN'-BECAUSE-PRINCE-IS-NOT-AN-ADVOCATE-OF-THE-WORD... then GET THE DVD as I said in the review on Amazon.com. Doesn't matter if you've seen every interview on it or not. GET IT before P pulls it off the net and you regret not purchasing it while you had Di's word to tell you so. :)

Just so you know, I started "supporting" him in 78/79 and Prince is my artist for LIFE as he's "unfuckwittable". A term I created years ago on .ORG ;D

Thank YOUUUU Katt and Deena Too!!!!


Who reads the credits on DVD's being viewed at friend's houses?? Ok, some do but who expects to see their name in them?? NOT ME!! So, while watching "It's Pimpin' Pimpin'" a few days ago and Katt does the final joke, I leave the room. I hear this 'Di, come here!!!!!!!!!" and I casually stroll back in the room. The credits were running and I'm like, "yeah, when the credits roll that means it's over". Then I hear "WAIT!!!!" while the words are scrolling, then pause... I gasp... and my inhaler was handed to me (asthmatic who can enter a room and just stop breathing for no apparent reason). So, as the cup I was holding was being grabbed and I snatched back (it was empty anyhow), I was like "WOOOOOOOOOW" and my lip was pushed upwards as I was stuck in shear shock.

And for all that at about the same time Mr. Williams was going thru his uneventful at the moment life, I can truly say I am ever blessed for this notation. Work like this lasts a long time and you know how many people out there who have ex's (wife/husband, girl/boyfriend, etc, etc etc) on material they WISH they could take back. Well, I just hope... no... pray I never do anything to make him and his staff regret this. And vice versa. :P

THANK YOU MR. WILLIAMS - Micah when I meet you, VICKI and the entire KattPack Group!!

THANK YOU DEENA MADLY!!


Deena screencapped it and sent it to me because I was not allowed to touch the owner's copy for fear I would damage it. WUTEVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Dave Chapelle 'Inside the Actor's Studio'

For those who are not familiar with this AWESOME and brilliantly created show, sit back and be learned. I've been an avid follower of James Lipton's (host) interviews that it lead to a purchase of Jamie Foxx's appearance there. The only segment I own as his visit touched me just that much. Lipton is an educator and an avid SUPPORTER of all the guests he interviews for the students. If I recall correctly, the show has moved from a smaller college auditorium to Pace University with resounding visuals and audio acoustics to continue to further many listener's/viewer's, within the auditorium and televised, education on an actor and life itself.

In the wake of a certain permed haired, 5'5", hysterically funny, African American, father to 8, multi-talented man whose life has been blown up more times than all blimps this year... THIS YEAR... I present Dave Chapelle's visit to 'Inside the Actor's Studio. In order to be able to remotely comprehend and present what Katt Williams is going/has gone thru, I feel this is the best perception from someone IN the business and not those attempting to distort and report. Dave's situation is just that, DAVE's but... he says some things in this interview that ALL of us can relate to, no matter your income nor you career title. Be learned...

BTW - the next time you write about Katt and/or Dave or you see an article attempting to speak about either or both of them that does NOT include words directly FROM them, feel free to link back/reference/track back to this post.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

THE Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award Winner is...




KATT WIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAAMS!!


Isn't that just like D'Militant says it?!?! Onwards, here's the scoop about the event that was tonight at the Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom in NY. The event is billed as the 'Top Touring Awards' within the 5th Annual Billboard Touring Conference and here's a long winded article about it. In the meantime, I'm off to find out how that 'Eventful Fans Choice Award' is earned?!?!'....:

Springsteen, Chesney Rule Billboard Touring Awards

November 20, 2008 , 9:30 PM ET

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney and Miley Cyrus were among the big winners at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 20) at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York.

Springsteen and his band picked up the Top Tour and Top Draw awards for their Magic tour, and longtime Springsteen manager Jon Landau Management was named Top Manager.

Chesney claimed the Top Package award for the fourth time, and Miley Cyrus was named Breakthrough Act. Spice Girls rang up the Top Boxscore for their 17-show stand at the O2 Arena. Most Billboard Touring Awards are based on actual data reported to Billboard Boxscore for the period of Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2008.

Among the special awards, Jonas Brothers and Burger King received the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award for their partnership on the Burning Up tour, an award determined by more than 100,000 online votes. Additionally, Widespread Panic received the first-ever Road Warrior award and the Allman Brothers Band were named Legend of Live. Walking With Dinosaurs -- the Live Experience was this year's Creative Content winner, and Bon Jovi was given the Humanitarian Award for his work with the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation.

Allman Brothers Band leader Gregg Allman saluted his late brother Duane, who died in 1971. "It happens to be today would have been his 62nd birthday and I'm sure he's looking down and this and is really proud of us," he said. "We'll keep coming back until we can't come back no more."

"We've been able for 40 years now to go out and have fun -- an unbelievable amount of fun and enjoyment and spiritual gratification," said drummer Butch Trucks. "The last few years has probably been more fun than ever. I leave the stage every night and say, I'd pay you to let me do that!"

The Top Comedy Tour award went to Katt Williams, and the first-ever Eventful Fans' Choice Award, determined by fan voting, went to Chesney.

On the business side, the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., was again named Top Amphitheater, and House Of Blues Dallas won Top Club. Live Nation was the awards' Top Promoter, Jam Productions of Chicago Top Independent Promoter (U.S.), and 3A Entertainment Top Independent Promoter (International). Creative Artists Agency received Top Agency honors.

Madison Square Garden took home the Top Arena award for the fifth consecutive year. Other venue winners include the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and Radio City Music Hall in New York. Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., picked up its fourth Top Festival award.

The Touring Awards wrapped the fifth annual Billboard Touring Conference.


Courtesy of Billboard.com

Chicken Joke

Author Unknown... right now....

WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD??????


BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change!

JOHN MC CAIN: My friends…that chicken crossed the road because he
recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the
chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little
chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to
ensure - right from Day One! - that every chicken in this country gets the
chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn’t about me.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road.
We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The
chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

DICK CHENEY: Where’s my gun?

COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the
satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your
definition of crossing?

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now
against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the
chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white? We need some black
chickens.

DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize
that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it
goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is
help him realize how stupid he’s acting by not taking on his current
problems before adding new problems.

OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is
why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken
learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I’m going
to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not
live his life like the rest of the chickens.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but
we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can
see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was
going. I had a standing order at the Farmer’s Market to sell my eggs when
the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider
information.

DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad?
Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.

JERRY FALWELL: Because the chicken was gay! Can’t you people see the
plain truth? That’s why they call it the ‘other side.’ Yes, my friends, that
chicken is gay. And if you eat that chicken, you will become gay, too. I say
we boycott all chickens until we sort out this abomination that the liberal
media whitewashes with seemingly harmless phrases like ‘the other side.’
That chicken should not be crossing the road. It’s as plain and as simple as
that.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road.
Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

BARBARA WALTERS: Isn’t that interesting? In a few moments, we will be
listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story
of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish
its lifelong dream of crossing the road.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads
together, in peace.

BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2008, which will not only cross
roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your
checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2008. This new
platform is much more stable and will never cra…#@&&^(C%……….reboot.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road
move beneath the chicken?

COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Text Message from 'Team Katt'

Thx Katt fans who supported the new DVD. You made it #1 comedy DVD in US! Katt gives his heartfelt gratitude during such troubling times.

Team Katt
Mozes.com

'Black Comedians On Black Comedy' - Paperback




I put the word 'paperback' in the title so that you know which copy I have. Not that you care, I thought I'd just share that. So, what is 'Black Comedians on Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us to Laugh' about you ask? First of all, comedian Darryl 'D'Militant' Littleton took comedic history to another level in terms of information presentation. It's the history of how comedy came to life from the African American/Black perspective with insertions of every race of comedians as well. I'm about half way through the book but I can say this, it's not only comedy fact nor it is ONLY people of beautiful color facts. You can not prepare a book of this magnitude without including blackface, racism, segregation and yes, slavery. But what Darryl does is, he opens dialogue for us to be educated further on our laborious journey into how comedy may have gotten it's "flat feet", both black and white, in once closed doors. "Flat feet" is a term you'll get more understanding of as you become immersed.

I must add, I did find the book through the person I go on and on about in my blog - Katt Williams. He is quoted in it and gives it his approval as well. Sadly, (I skimmed forward) his section does not BOLD title his name and it's very little information from one of my favorite comedians of all comedians out here. I wish there was more Katt in it but Mr. L makes up for it by providing historical knowledge on so many others... I'm re-reading paragraphs just because of the shock value. If you really want to know Redd Foxx's story, what TV show spun off what, and depth about the "chitlin' circuit" in comedy terms... pick this book up. It is beyond quality coffee table reading and should be placed right there with other historical books for others to read. Once you start, you can't put it down. Yes, I had to put it down to type this but back to it I go.

Wait, I need a snack and some grape juice. (laughs)

BTW - If you click the book's title up there, Amazon.com allows you to browse through some pages. NICE!! Also, the book is being prepped for a documentary with Robert Townsend at the helm, last I read. The film is entitled, per the IMDb.com, "Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy".

Monday, November 17, 2008

Katt Cancels Out On Comedy Festival - Las Vegas

Straight from The Comic's Comic Blog

If you have paid any attention to the comings and goings of Katt Williams this fall, you won't be surprised by the announcement this morning that Williams has cancelled his planned performance Thursday (Nov. 20) at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Williams was supposed to be one of the main attractions at this year's edition of The Comedy Festival, put on by TBS.

A statement from the fest: "The Comedy Festival, TBS, Concerts West/AEG and Caesars Palace apologize for the inconvenience that this causes ticketholders." If you have a ticket, you get an automatic refund if you paid by credit card. If you paid in cash, present your ticket where you bought it to get your money back. The fest organizers do not, however, claim responsibility for any travel expenses you may have made in conjunction with his performance.

EDITED on 11/18/08

Terms of Refunds

Those who purchased tickets with a credit card for the cancelled performance will be automatically refunded. Those who purchased tickets with cash may present tickets at the original point of sale for a refund.

Ticket holders will not need to redeem tickets for a refund unless purchased with cash at The Colosseum Box Office. Any cash transactions will only be refunded with the redemption of the original tickets. All credit card orders will automatically be refunded to the credit card used for purchase.

Please note that The Comedy Festival, TBS, Concerts West/AEG, Caesar Palace, and Ticketmaster are not responsible for hotel, travel or other expenses related to the cancellation of this performance.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Katt Williams Needs The Supporters Prayers

In a statement to Punchline Magazine and many online resources, Katt's Publicist has issued the following statement:

Punchline Magazine's post - Yesterday, we reported that comedian Katt Williams had been hospitalized to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. See story here. Williams’ publicist just released the following statement to Punchline Magazine.

Following an arduous 300 shows and an 18-month touring schedule that left him incredibly fatigued, Katt felt compelled to be with his family in an effort to deal with his stress. While doing so, he is under a doctor’s care.

As this is a private and personal matter, we hope the media will respect his family’s request for privacy.

Yvette Shearer
Shearer Public Relations


Let's continue to pray for all those affected by this situation, especially Mr. Katt Williams, his family, his management team and others close to them.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hand/Line Dances

I think Ms JJ spiritually tapped me on the shoulder as I checked in on her and she's blogging away today as well. I recently attended a Les Gemmes Inc. affair aptly named Denim & Diamonds. It was a very lovely evening event with the dress ranging from Cowboys/girls to decked out denim laced with floral and sparkly artwork and/or applique. Welcome, intros, food, prizes and then... line dancing. Of course the Ballroom stuff kicked in as the attendees ranged in age from 30 to well above. And could people DANCE. It was no stopping them but I'm sure the next day they ached. (laughs) Sweat a pouring but fun having was all it was about. Still wiggly from my Aunt Norma's All White Affair late this summer (celebrating the end of the summer and her husband's birthday), this affair also had folks line dancing - in the grass. Nice by the water looking over the dock while doing the ChaCha. Can you believe it?! So, here's a line dance website I found online.

The Video Page for Step In The Name of Life

No words needed



A George Carlin Quibble

People who say they don't care what others think are usually desperate to have people think they don't really care what people think.


GET IT?? ;)

We Are The Ones - Shaggy & RikRok

.mp3 in route... here's the lyrics for now from the Lucky Day tune from the multi-talented music man from Jamaica, Shaggy. You can peep the tune via this link as I'm trying to make this the next song that rise up for the change that's here!!

(Opening)

Now whether yah come yawd or abrawd
Gottah let yah know
The world is one big yawd
So let the leaders of the world know
_____________
Back yawd a frawd
Just give thanks to the lawd
An protect we yawd
Ughhhh

*Verse 1 - SHAGGY)

No one stops to smell the roses
There's just too much goin' on
Wish we'd only stop to notice
That the writings on the waaall
I can hear the people talkin'
They're longin' for dem olden days
We can choose the path we're walkin'
If we would only change our waaaays

(CHORUS)

(SHAGGY Starts)

We are the ones who make this world whole again
We are the ones who make it a home again

(Repeat Above)

We are the ones



(Verse 2 - SHAGGY)

Easily we point the fingah
Always someone else to blame, yeaah
You can't be always be a winner
That's the nature of the gaaame
One by one we'll mek a difference
There's no effort dats too small
Let's decide to go the distance
And change the writing on the waaaalll.

(CHORUS 2x's)

(BRIDGE)

Have to stand up and rise against all them to get all the way to the end (SHAGGY)
We are the ones (RikRok)
Out of one we are many, my friend, ah unity, I am onna defend (SHAGGY)
We are the ones (RR)
We are the ones we have to set the trend, you better listen to the message we send (SHAGGY)
We are the ones (RR)
It's such a waste no bodda pretend so if we make this world a home again (?!?!) (SHAGGY)

(CHORUS - 2 X's)

(CLOSE - SHAGGY says)

Gotta let'em know, nah ah mean
We dah only ones who can save the world, yah know
Ugh
Save if from global warming, yah dig dat
Peace, Love
Protect all, yah know ah mean
Remember dat deh world is one big yawd
One time
SHAGGY
Scawpion
One time
Big up
Ugh
We are dah ones baby

Bloggin' Back In

Been a minute since I actually sat down with some thoughts and am on rolllllllllls. I, over the last 5 months and more, have come to a weird but sad revelation. I try never to put people in pedestals no matter the relation to me, their income, their title but I had hoped to hold on to some sort of me-ness in one such person. Being an adopted child very early in life, I think you loose your sense of who you are if the process is not handled properly. By that I mean, STRONG nurturing to bring you up in a world like the 60's was and still hold on the parent/person in you. As I watch many parents (family, friends, people I don't know) struggle with their own me-ness while taking care of one or more children (even adult children), I often wonder what life was like for the people who raised me in the situation they were given. One day, they have no children (and apparently he wanted some, she didn't) to care for and the next a 9 month old is now in their lives. What was that like to see this child who could not be cared for by her parents like? I know she was cute (I'm still cute - laughs) but did they wonder if she'd be President of anything or a bum on the street? Did they discuss the necessary things like school attendance, activities, foods, etc.? How did the twin German Shepard's come to this lil girl? How did the babysitter get selected or was it that she was just across the alley and therefore convenient? When said babysitter took her and installed the lil girl in Eastern Star as Chaplain, how was that received? When the little girl was baptised by Rev. Harold Carter Sr. and friends with his son and daughter who are now ministers in their own church and these "adopted parents" did not attend church, (at least she didn't}, how was that going against their beliefs??

So many more questions exist as I struggle, yes it is a struggle, to want my own childhood experiences in photo or even in a remembering voice other than the pitiful eyes my family seems to have for me. The "oh she's been thru so much" look is sickening from those who know the stories and don't want to tell me or won't tell me, is more sickening in itself. I tried very hard to cut my ties to those looks by leaving home very early when enough was enough. I had been disrespected in every manner possible by blood relatives and others "in the know". Yes, along with the pity party with sympathy song looks was a lot of unwanted disrespect from people who had no idea what really went on during the 9 month to 15 year age gap they missed. People oddly enough do not know how to deal with that but can fix their mouths to say "you going be stupid all your life" when trying to figure out life itself having been thru all I had. WOW, this is from YOU, a blood relative. Did I try to reach out and let anyone know what I went thru? I can't recall because the anger inside was much more than anyone could comprehend. I do know my best way to deal with it was to, again, "run away". Here is is many, many years later and talks are being had and it just does not seem to have any effect. People are set in their ways and I can only feel good that my side of this wonderful life GOD gave me with all it's ups and downs has been put in the wind.

I have a new awakening on how sad people are in their lives that they can't or won't come to grips with it. They pass it on over to "I never had any role models in my life..." or "that's just how s/he is". WHATEVER... and that's why generations are so muffed up now because of people who can accept a high paying way out of reach to them but when high paying was barely heard of, yet can't/won't accept challenge right in front of their faces everyday. I had a all new view of how perceptions didn't meet the expected expectations from "their" long time view. In other words, a lot of pots calling the kettle black when said pot was blacker. Hmmmppph... I am so glad GOD gave me this to my face full force and now my perceptions of life and the things I've gone thru to live it have forever been changed. I know longer look at the adoption the way "I thought it was because that's what I was told". I can now accept but never appreciate it the way I used to. I realized that people will liiiiiiiie to put themselves off from any wrong doings and/or your possibly future feelings about them. And whenever I find out you lie to me, you can never, ever lie and me not know it again. Trust is and has been broken for life. I may forgive because I'm well in my spirituality like that, but forgetting is a whole 'nother story. I know they should both be put in the box when given UP to GOD. Yes, I do know and I'm still working on that like all things surrounding on my life.


Forever changed, forever grateful for change way prior to Obama.