Archive for the ‘Friends’ Category

In the past year I have seen families destroyed, people torn down for their beliefs and lifestyle choices, people degraded, mistreated and outcast for nothing other than being true to themselves. I have seen people band together to lift each other up in times of need. I have seen outpourings of love, support and unconditional acceptance of others. I have seen friendships forged, love found, lives lost and lives welcomed into the world. I have seen bodies ravaged by drug abuse, I have seen children succeed, businesses fail, and the first african american elected to office.

During my travels today,  the hope of the new year was buzzing around me like angry bees. Everyone I came across was resolving to do something BETTER in 2009. It dawned on me that MAYBE they don’t get it…maybe they don’t realize that they don’t get to wipe their slate  clean when the clock tolls midnight on December 31st;  there are no “do overs”. You can’t take back those angry words, you can’t undo hurt or pain you may have inflicted on others. No resolution or “changing of the guard” will magically make it go away.  How you choose to live and behave today has a DIRECT effect on how you are perceived tomorrow.

How are you living your life? Are you grateful for the people around you that lift you up and support you no matter what? Do you always treat others the way that you want to be treated? Are you using patience? Are you tolerant? When you look in the mirror, take a long hard look and inventory. Are you the type of friend that you would want to have? If the answer is yes, then I applaud you; but, if not, make the changes necessary to be that person. This life is too short to walk around angry, entitled, etc. Brush the dirt of your shoulder, make your amends and strive to live your life the way you would want to be remembered.

I want to take this time to thank you, my friends, for being part of my life, lifting me up and always giving me a reason to strive to be a better person tomorrow than I am today. Without each and every one of you, I may not have come out the otherside of 2008 unscathed. I appreciate you for who you are, who you are to become and who you are to me. I cherish you and am so thankful that you are in my life. The journey wouldn’t be the same without you.


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On a side note….(Yes, I know it’s Wordless Wednesday but THIS IS IMPORTANT)

Today is the last day for entries into the fabulous holiday contest my friends are putting on. A few moments of your time, a few comments and you could be one of the 2 lucky winners. If nothing else, check them out – their blogs are almost as fantastic as they are…

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I just want to take a moment to recognize my fabulous group of friends and bloggers over on plurk.com that have come together to spread some holiday cheer. They have banded together for a contest of sorts that will take a bit of the holiday edge off of 2 lucky winners. Participation is as easy as 1-2-3:

Entry and “Rules”:

  • The contest runs today through Wednesday.
  • Comment on each of the bloggers posts listed below each day.
  • If you blog and would like to post about the contest, you will get 5 extra entries.
  • There will be two winners.
  • Each winner will be asked to give a mini bio of their family … ages, genders, wants, needs, likes, etc.
  • Prizes will be purchased accordingly, wrapped for under the tree, and sent without delay.
  • Comments and posts from Sunday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 26 will be taken as entries.

  • The winners will be announced on Black Friday (aka the day after Thanksgiving)

The following FABULOUS bloggers are participating:

(Even if you do not participate in the contest, I encourage you all to take a moment to read this fabulous group of writers. They are genuine, thought provoking and absolutely amazing individuals)

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(original post on myspace May 5, 2008)

Current mood: exhausted
Category: MySpace

This will be brief…VERY brief…

I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful and amazing women who I had the pleasure of getting to know this weekend. You are all absolutely amazing!

Tamika – I love you. And life without the  most Fabullllasss woman I know would not be a journey I would want to be on.

Tiffany – I am so proud of you for finding your voice…and I am so happy and honored to be part of this journey. And I think you SHOULD cut the hair (just not to Jennie length)

Stasi (aka Aquafina) – You are amazing…(even when you are “tipsy”) and I am so glad to have spent as much time with you as I did. You’ll always be my 1 pinnup girl!

Brit (aka Spigot ~ pronounced Spee-joe) – My sista from another motha! (head nod) “Sup girl. There are more than 8 ways to say how FAB you are. Thanks for keeping me laughing and being my ride or die chick!

Jeffri – WOW! You are so beautiful and I WOULD HAVE completely taken that guys head off for you – just so you know. Thank you for taking such good care of everyone and for being so welcoming!

Cindy (aka Snack Sized Diva) – I’m in awe of you… You follow your joy no matter what and your priorities are in order. Thank you for being an inspiration.

Stacy O – I’m so glad you made the trip and I was able to meet you. I wish you could have stayed longer but I am glad that we got even a bit of time with you.

Diva – You are the most dynamic woman I have ever met. Your energy is surreal. I can’t wait to cross paths again.

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I was having an IM conversation with a very close friend of mine about the latest whiny metrosexual she had the displeasure of dining with…apparently said douchebag got all butthurt because she told him they were NOT a match and she didn’t think they would go anywhere; so he has taken it upon himself to start calling her a “fakey user” (gee… I wonder if his penis is as big as the words he chooses…):

Here’s a snipet from our conversation because it contains the


Her: When a person says, “hey you want fancy dinner?’ the correct answer is YES
Me: exactly
Her: he kept offering me things – I kept agreeing – i fail to see how I’m the fake user.
Her: he never said I had to fuck him, pay, or fail in love with him.
Me: ha!
Me: fail in love
Her: um.
Her: Oh.
Her: that really is the best typo ever
Her: no shit huh?

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