Thursday, March 31, 2011

There's a fire starting in my heart,
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bring me out the dark,

Finally, I can see you crystal clear,
Go ahead and sell me out and I'll lay your shit bare,
See how I'll leave with every piece of you,
Don't underestimate the things that I will do

                                                             -----Adele

Dear Friend, You are ROLLING IN THE DEEP! You reap just what you SOW!
Sincerely,
ME

Tell the NCAA: "I don't want to be A N.I.G.G.E.R!"

A N.I.G.G.E.R: "Another Naive Individual Glorifying Greed and Encouraging Racism" (Courtesy of Rapper BIG KRIT)

Yesterday, while I was tweeting, I noticed that there was a HBO special that would talk about "PAY FOR PLAY". Former Auburn players would admit in this special that they were paid money from various boosters. SURPRISING?? UMMM NOPE!

Considering what we have dealt with recently the Tattoo-Gate scandal at Ohio State, S-Cam Newton & his father (Auburn), & the Fab Five (Michigan) documentary that aired and mentioned players receiving monetary gifts from a booster. When will this all end?? I think it is time for the NCAA, as a WHOLE (all SPORTS), to seriously consider paying the student-athletes a percentage of the revenue that they help generate for their schools.

A lot of our young black student-athletes are struggling while in school playing and making a name for themselves in their respective sports. I do not support telling our young people that you should be taking money under the table. Give the student-athletes a stipend and pay them. Stop saying that this will make them PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES when they are already SEMI-PRO. The sad thing about majority of the "BLUE CHIP" stories that are revealed involve BLACK student-athletes. We need to educate our community on the people that leech after them while in high school knowing that they will go some where and play at a big university.

Once they turn pro people will have their "FAIRLEY HANDS" sticking out waiting on their reimbursements plus interest. Don't think so... Check out the Marcus Dupree ESPN 30 for 30 documentary... See what "FAIRLEY HANDS" did to him. As a parent and a lover of college sports, I just want to see a change and with the NCAA policing EVERY other school I do not think it is fair when I am almost 90% sure that ALL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES are paying players. It may be done in the dark, but what's done in the dark will come to LIGHT...

Made in Atlanta


Gown made by the Late Designer Kirk Kelley

Jennifer Lopez in "Maid In Manhattan"
 Everyone knows that I am from Mississippi and I will always be a "Pine Belt Gal"... After moving to Atlanta back in 2007, I had a hard time adapting to my surroundings. Folks went out EVERY NIGHT, Women dressed differenly (No Overalls here), and I had a hard time getting used to the Entertainment Industry. On top of all of that, I was a single mother in college trying to provide for my son & I. The sacrifices I made to be where I am now have helped shaped my life for success here in Atlanta.

Many people come to Atlanta and get lost in the lights. They create a darkness that they cannot walk through alone. I was able to work hard, stay in school, educate/clothe/feed/love my child, and still remain myself through all of my ups & downs. Just because you feel as if no one understands what you are going through that doesn't mean that God doesn't have a purpose for you. I was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi but I was MADE IN ATLANTA.

I am ready for the next phase... and it is coming!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday's ARTS & CRAFTS outing

Us working on our pieces!
 Now if you have been following me on Twitter then you know about me disciplining my son, Sean, with a great session of "SHUT UP AND GET DISCIPLINED!" This session includes lots of running, jumping jacks, an Imaginary chair (back off the wall), squats, and burpees!

Why do we do this?? Well he has been having a little trouble at school lately so I tell him to "SHUT UP AND GET DISCIPLINED" for it... After two sessions, he shaped up quite nicely and was rewarded with an ARTS & CRAFTS outing!


Sean loves Lightning McQueen!

That Pottery Place is located next to the Make Me Over Hair Lounge on N Decatur Rd. We were greeted by an employee that informed us of our options and showed us where we could take a seat. There were two other families there with their children and Sean was excited to see PAINT! You pick out your piece in their studio and that is the piece you will paint. You pay only one price for that piece and the time you spend with your child is PRICELESS!

I was later informed that That Pottery Place does Adult Parties & Kids' Parties. I highly recommend That Pottery Place as a wonderful Arts & Crafts outing for you and your children.


BEFORE & AFTER!
For more information on That Pottery Place check out http://www.potteryplacedecatur.com/ and email them at thatpotteryplace@hotmail.com for any more questions!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

COWTIPPING AWARD goes to.....

"I'm Not BI-Polar... I'm BI-Winning!"

Now as some folks in America are laughing at this quote and repeating it just for kicks, but think about the folks that ARE BI-POLAR AND ARENT WINNING! Even I have said that I would go Charlie Sheen on someone in Sam's Club last night but this quote right here would not get any play from me. Whatever Mr. Charlie Sheen is on I pray that he finds help and seeks God through this process. You are not winning when you remain in DENIAL about what is going on with you mentally and physically. GET HELP! Until then... You know where you can find me....

What warms my HEART


My first visit to Pinkberry was in New York with my husband about a year ago. I have been hooked on the "Swirly Goodness" ever since. Pinkberry is not, and I repeat, IS NOT FOR EVERYONE! You have to have a true appreciation for great yogurt and fresh goodness! Yogli Mogli may be a better intro to some, but Pinkberry is for professionals!

So happy to know that there are two locations here in Georgia and there are other customers thinking of opening Pinkberrys all around Georgia. Ive been to the Pinkberry in LA, New Orleans, New York, and I am a regular at the Pinkberry on Cobb Pkwy here in Georgia. GOD IS GOOD!