Monday, September 27, 2010

That Mr. T. Kelly to you!

Trey Songz. I like him. And many of you out there do too. Nevertheless, there are the handfuls of critics who don’t like him due to his equivalent styles of his predecessors like R. Kelly, Aaron Hall and any other male crooner before his time. Personally I think that every artist that we love today is a replica of the artists that have had their time previously. Someone has to fill their spot, right.

But Tremaine Aldon Neverson has come a long way. He emerged as this rapper singer or singer rapper. Similar to Drake, Trey had a soulful voice but wanted to thug it out. Initially this personally disorder got him nowhere. So after being advised, he chose to serenade us with ballads instead of bars. 5 years later, Trey has missed the mark again. Before reading on, remember that this is my blog which means only my opinion is stated.

It’s not that he's completely lost but I'm noticing that something is missing in comparison to the last album. I know that the two can't be the same and some may even say, "Ni**as want my old shit, buy my old album!" Thanks Jay. But seriously Trey while you're giving us Passion, Pain, Pleasure we’re missing you being Ready.

On PPP Trey seems more robotic as if he's trying to fit into some mold of the pop world. On top of that I heard hints of The Dream, in “Red Lipstick” where Trey repeats choruses and lines over and over again. Then the ultimate happened, and I didn't even want to take it here, but he really did pull a couple of R. Kelly’s in “Alone.” Lastly, I didn’t notice as much sexiness as in the past. Trey didn’t come as hard as he did on “I Invented Sex” or “Neighbors Know My Name.” He only comes close with “Doorbell.”

Fortunately there was still some Trey evidence left. For instance, you can still imagine those crazy faces he makes just by listening to the way he sings the lyrics. There’s actually an ode to that, “Love Faces.”

To conclude, I believe that real fans will not enjoy Passion, Pain, Pleasure especially if you’re looking for something to continue your wet dreams of the last album Ready.

PS. He didn’t even say his coined phrase on this album, “YUP!” I want my money back.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


So my dad tried to cheer me up yesterday and took me out to buy the new iPhone 4. Hated it! It's basically the iPhone 3G, which I already have, but square shaped. The people in the store were shocked to hear I didn't want it because old iPhone users are skeptical about changing to something out of the Apple world. Not me. So now you're probably wondering why I got the phone if I feel so strongly. Well, this is a test drive basically. I was told to try it out before make such a drastic change. They were so dramatic, re salesman and my dad. But this comes in handy for me to do a review for my viewers. All for y'all.

Here are the new perks:

The new iPhone has a new shape. It is very futuristic in the sense that other phones have a curvy shape and look juvenile. Look at the BlackBerry for instance. This new face also allows for a bigger screen.

The new iPhone can group your apps which comes in handy when you're spending time searching through pages. But you can update you 3G to get the same feature.

The new iPhone has a flash and video recorder. This is something that re old phone doesn't have but many other phones do have this feature. It's nothing new. Even a cave man can do it.

The new iPhone has FaceTime. This is where you go "Ohhhh, Awww!" But wait don't get too excited. Who exactly are you going to FaceTime. You can only use this feature if you're talking to someone else with an iPhone 4.

With these differences pointed out, I’m so ready to move on to something other than an Apple phone. Now I’m not saying that it’s not better than most phones out there, especially BlackBerry, however, we all need change sometimes, not just an upgrade.

Now I’m looking at an android phone. I really don’t know what it is but hey, I’ll figure it out, right? So if you know anything about the Samsung Captivate let me know.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Organizing your Life…

…Begins in your closet.

When I’m upset or bothered I usually clean. Last night I CLEANED so that should explain how upset I was. Tell you later. But good things came out of my anger. My closets are in tact and ready for the upcoming season. So let’s begin.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love accessories, sometimes too much because I overdo it. But nonetheless, I had to figure out a way to organize my things. I wish I had before pictures but just look at the after pictures and take away 10 points.
This is the end product:
I have a place for my earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, glasses, everything.
A closer look: Blogosphere, meet my new girlfriend. I walked into Pier1 Imports initially looking for a 3-tier plate stand. I was going to use this to dangle my earrings from. But they sold the stand and plates together. No plates were needed for my organization. So I ended up finding this jewelry stand which is more useful and is for what i needed for only $20. I really like the stand rather than the bowl that I kept my earrings in. Whenever I needed a pair I would have to fish them out and then detangle them.
A long time ago my necklaces stayed on my bed post. Now I have this coat hanger which isn’t bad. I separated the according to material. Gold, silver, bronze, pearls, etc. I also have some scarves up there. Head scarves only. My real scarves, pashminas, are on another coat hanger which hangs over the door.
Sorry guys, there was no organizing these bracelets. I thought about using paper towel stands but I would need about 10 to hold them all. So I just bought a wicker basket from A.J. Wright for $8 to go along with the theme, not sure of the theme yet though.
Glasses and hair decor. Nothing much to tell.
These heart shaped glass bowls are soon going to be replaced. One holds my rings and the other hold delicates jewelry. But they keep everything in place.

So I did this because organizing is crucial to maintaining a healthy life. Forget the healthy eating and exercise. Clutter free equals stress free. Hence my various attempt at having a garage sale. But anyway, hopefully the organized spaces can influence more organization in my life, school, work, the works.

TIPS for organization:
· Clear it out! Everything!
· Sort it out. Lay things out to see exactly what you have.
· Give it away. Decide what you want and need and discard the rest. My motto: If you haven’t used it within 1 year, then it’s wasting space.
· Put things back in a way that’s beneficial to you. Whether it is organized by color, season, or occasion, as long as it work for you and can last

If you have any more organizing ideas for me please forward!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Poemas de Amor

It’s like I woke up one day
in love.
The voice in my heart sang
its lips smiled
and its feet jumped.
The love I felt was strong
with a grip like a newborn.
It was, in a way, a newborn
growing fast, sitting up, crawling,
walking, running. Sometimes even
falling but always getting back
up to try again.

I wrote this a while ago, maybe last year. Usually in the classroom I work in, when there’s some downtime, you can usually get a lot of creativity out of me. I’m not a Nikki Giovanni or anything but I does my thang! Whatcha think?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dr. Miracle's Model

We all need change. In my case, I’m addicted to it. I am always looking for something new but not necessarily doing it all the time. Usually fear kicks in before I can make a decision. Now a couple of posts ago you may have noticed that I was looking at some hair styles that may be a little extreme from my standard ‘fro. At the moment I have a weave installed. Wrong move in a sense because I’ve been loosing sleep over it since it’s so tight but also a bad move because it’s tearing my edges to pieces. The damage is taking such a toll that when this weave come out my hair is going to look like a Dr. Miracle's commercial. So now I’m seriously contemplating it. I want to join the Chrisette Michele team.

This girl I’m subscribed to on YouTube, CHEVerlyHIllz, has done everything to her hair. It’s a similar story to mine of frying, dying, blowing drying, and anything else known to damage your hair. Finally she went natural with a big chop a little over a year but unfortunately experienced some heat damage. Now she’s decided to BC once again and realizes she like its way better.

I see so any with the 360° Caesar and I have yet to see someone that can’t pull it off. Amber Rose, Chrisette Michele…They did it.Should I?

Change is Gonna Come

Happy Birthday, Not So Happy Life

Sorry guys it’s been a while. I know you missed me. Relax. Calm down. I’ve been sleep deprived and I really haven’t had a clue as to what to do with myself. In one instance I’m happy but then again I’m just OK. For example, it was my birthday yesterday but I didn’t get any huge presents like a pair of diamond studs. Or I’m currently jobless but I’m returning to work next week. Or I have a boyfriend but I’m not talking to him right now. It’s like things are good but not 100%. Am I making sense? I guess this is an example of wanting too much and not being appreciative of what you have since others don’t have as much.

Anyway, let me update you on a few things. I started a new book in my book group. Yes, we can officially call it a group because Donelle has joined. 3’s a crowd but in a good way this time. We’re reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa Lee if you want to follow. And on the side I’m reading Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur. Both of these books include characters that are so far from the life I live but I like those types of novels because it’s like a form of traveling. You get to leave your world and join another. Get me?

Also, as I said, it was my birthday yesterday. Go Virgos! I celebrated with a group of friends over the weekend with dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and then we partied at Club Venus. Oh, in between the two we partied in the middle of the street. Don't be surprised. Very typical for us.
But yesterday, my actual day, I went on a hot date with D. A simple walk over the bridge and then some Retail Therapy in Soho.I got some shoes guys from Mr. Madden (my other boyfriend). Now these shoes were originally $130. I got them for, drum roll please, $25! Do I even need to continue this post? It’s like that’s a showstopper. I feel like I stole something. That’s less that 25% of the original price. Then I went to Sephora for my free gift since I’m member. That sang happy birthday to me and gave me a free makeup set. More shopping, more shopping, blah, blah, blah then finally food. We went to Apartment 138 on Smith Street for a delishious (Flava Flav Dictionary) burger and an episode of Bad Girls Club: Miami.
What more can a girl ask for?