Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Storm Breaker...You Better Come Get Santa

I have my silly cousin to thank for this one. She sent it to me via text message and I literally burst out laughing and sent it to a few friends. Life has been way too serious lately so I hope this Storm Breaker makes you LOL as well!

You Better Come Get Santa!

You better come get Santa before I F@ck him up. He is outside my door screaming "Ho, Ho, Ho" and I keep telling him you're not here!!!

Imagine receiving that in your text message inbox. My cousin is stupid! Merry Christmas Everyone ;-)

Peace & Blessings...

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Letter to Santa 2009

Dear Santa,

This year has been a whirlwind. As I look out into the cold rain that has engulfed my window I humbly ask for the ability to keep it together. To have the strength to help my mother through her trying times as well as the eloquence to communicate in a way that will be thought provoking yet mild enough to penetrate her thick shell.

I ask for continued blessings for my sister and her family. My niece is growing by leaps and bounds and I ask for her continued happiness, joy and growth to become a wonderful young lady. Understanding for my baby brother and sister that they know I think of them often even if we are apart. The courage for them (or myself) to pick up a phone to hear each others voices while we have the ability to do so.

Peace of mind for my cousins as they battle their own demons and find their place in this world. I ask for the ability to find my footing and keep my roots as things continue to push against me. Flexibility as I stretch and hopefully not break under the pressures of everyday life.

There are many things I can ask for...the winning lottery numbers for the $140 million, new car, new job. But at the end of the day none of that really matters.

I humbly ask for the things that me.

Peace & Blessings...

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Music from Sade...Soldier of Love

After a decade the band (who toured as Sweetback during the singer's hiatis) and the lady who provided the namesake have reunited. Many thought it was a rumor for a long time but the first single has its official release and I admit I kind of liked it immediately. It reminds me of Prince in his days of Purple.Rain with hard drum beats and a catchy melody.

Her voice seems to be different. A little deeper and a little less smooth. Kind of hard to tell but I wonder if age has changed it? Either is the much anticipated new single from Sade.

Peace & Blessings...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Get Your Foot OFF My Neck!

I was floating. Literally.

The last few weeks had me floating on air. There was a smile on my face, a spring in my step and a glow that had not been there for quite some time. Without warning, without regard I suddenly feel like this picture.

Whoever said "words can never hurt me" flat out lied. Words have hurt me, rocked my unexpected happy-go-lucky-self like a buckshot straight to the gut. It shocked me back to that dark place, full of doubt, fear and self-questioning. Just when I had made it out, when it no longer hurt I am slung back into defense mode.

I knew there would trials and tribulations. It is not fair to judge before knowing all sides of the story but it is hard not to jump to conclusions when the negative seems like the truth. When you are back in a position that ended so badly the first go around.

This time...I need to handle it better. This time...I need to calm myself and seek peace before seeking the truth. This matter the outcome, I will be okay when the world gets it's foot OFF my neck!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Random Thunderstorms...(Great Cinematic Moments)

Fellow blogger Don issued a friendly challenge for me to list my all time favorite unforgettable on screen moments. I absolutely love movies, everything about them from the opening sequence to the choice of how the credits roll. These are my all-time favorite moments...(this was not an easy list to compile) in no particular order:

Gone With The Wind...Scarlett O'Hara asking Rhett Butler to stay with her after years of being selfish and she asks "Where will I go? What will I do?" Rhett looks at her while standing in the open doorway and says "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." and walks out. Classic cinema. It doesn't get much better than that.

The Usual Suspects...The last scene of the movie when Kevin Spacey has told his entire story and he explains that Kaiser will disappear "And like that" (he blows his lips and makes a gesture with his hand) "He's gone." The film fades to black and the credits roll. One of the best mystery/thriller scenes ever put on film.

Runaway Bride...Richard Gere explains how he should have proposed to his wife. "I promise that there will be bad times. I promise that one or both of us will want to get out of this thing. But I also promise that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life." No explanation needed.

Renaissance Man...Khalil Kain having a conversation with his teacher (Danny DeVito) and he tells him "He who increases knowledge increases sorrow." DeVito looks at him puzzled and asks him if Shakespeare wrote it. He nods his head and says "The Bible. Even Shakespeare has his superior." Great movie, great cast. Greatly overlooked.

Love Jones...Larenz Tate and Isaiah Washington are talking about love. Washington says to Tate "Everybody keeps talking about falling in love. Falling in love ain't shit. Somebody tell me how to stay there." One of my absolute favorite movies.

The Perfect Murder...I know it's a remake but when Paltrow says to Douglas "What's the matter honey? You don't seem happy to see me." Classic.

Notting Hill...Julia Roberts is standing in front of Hugh Grant and says "I'm just a girl. Standing in front of a boy. Asking him to love her." A classic moment in love stories. This movie also has one of the best montages of time change I have ever seen. It is innovative, packed full of detail yet so simplistic it can easily be overlooked.

I watch a lot of movies. These were just a few 'great cinematic scenes' from the top of my head. I'm sure if I took my time and really thought about it, I would have a totally different list...well, The Usual Suspects will always be there ;-)

Peace & Blessings...