The one who had unfortunate features growing up and got no play from the pretty girls unless he bought them something?
The one who developed such a disdain for attractive women that when he got him a good job and got his teeth fixed he went out of his way to try to tear women down in the guise of being "helpful" when telling them how to ACK?
Do you think they ever figure out that the pretty girls who don't have low self esteem see his game from miles away?
In my bag I keep two types of hand cream. The kind I LOVE to use and the Neutrogena one as a backup. If you were with me and I went to wash my hands and then you did the same...would you feel some kinda way if, when you asked me for some hand cream, I handed you the Neutrogena one and you noted it wasn't the one I used?
Where I'm from it says a lot about a person the way they are sent off. My Grandmother is famous for coming home from a funeral and saying, "Oooooh...they put her 'way some kinda nice. She was a beautiful person to so many and yeah...the did her right in the end."
I'm reminded of that as I read about and watch the send off for Dr. Dorothy Height, a woman who lived life out loud it seems and...who was appreciated and respected by so many cuz baaaaaaaaaaaaby...they putting her away some kinda nice.
I love reading all of the articles about her. I love learning all I've learned about her which is embarrassing because I only THOUGHT I knew of her. Yes goodness yes.
The most important thing I learned about Dr. Height was that she had the most remarkable life possible for a woman and yet...she never married and didn't have children. She was NOT a martyr, she didn't fold into herself and her life wasn't predicated by the need for a man. She lived OUT.LOUD!
Take note folks...take note.
Yeah man...they putting her away some kinda nice. Go 'head on and accept your Glory Dr. Height. Thank you.
My FABULOUS sister is defending her dissertation today. The title of it is muy fancy and I've read a chapter or two and am impressed by it because I didn't understand half of it. That means it's REALLY good in smart people land! LOL!
I got up early this morning before she headed out and did a video for her so she can laugh her butt off and go in there and AKILAH KICK BUTT B-U-T-T BUTT!
I can't tell yall how proud I am of her and I can't WAIT until she is over this amazing challenge and celebrate her success! I've been calling her Dr. Punkin since her first day of class in her Ph.D. program because I knew she wouldn't stop until she was BONAFIDE and yup...here she is coming round the corner!
I'm sooooooooooooooo proud of her!
Wish my sister luck today and send her the most FABULOUS of thoughts!
I was so excited when I found out that TBS had a new show called "Gillian in Georgia." I FLEW over to TBS' website and straight DEVOURED everything I could about the program that is staring Jill Marie Jones (whom we ADORE) and has a fashion angle. Hell...I considered dressing "Sex and the City" -ish for this one ya know?
So I went to DVR it and couldn't find it on Verizon Fios. And you know I have EVERY.CHANNEL.AVAILABLE (except the nasty channels) on Fios.
And I was sooooooo confused.
Then it was brought to my attention that it was some kinda mini-series in the middle of "Meet the Browns" and I thought to myself that that information HAD to be wrong because what in the hell is a mini-series in the middle of another show? In what DISRESPECTFUL WORLD did this kind of nonsense exist in????????????????
And then I read that this was...indeed...true.
"Meet the Browns."
The show "Gillian in Georgia" is described as:
And then...we see this:
Now...I'm sure many of you are thinking as I am. You're thinking...HUH???????????
Demographics are what marketing companies use for advertising. They are used HEAVILY for television and entertainment. A study is done to show who would probably like what and vice versa. It's very seldom that a proper demographic study ISN'T done for a television show.
And yet...I'm thinking one wasn't done this time because in what flipping world would it have been agreed that the demographics for "Gillian in Georgia" was the same demographic for "Meet the Browns???????????" Seriously? I mean SERIOUSLY?
THOSE OF US WHO WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SHOW DON'T FLIPPING WATCH "MEET THE BROWNS!" AND I AM INSULTED THAT YOU THOUGHT THIS WOULD FLY! HOW DISRESPECTFUL IS THIS? HOW DISRESPECTFUL THAT IT WAS THOUGHT A GOOD IDEA TO LUMP TWO SHOWS TOGETHER LIKE THIS? WHO DOES THIS ISH? WAS "FRIENDS" HOOKED UP WITH "EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND?" HOW ABOUT "FRASIER?" HOW ABOUT "LAW AND ORDER?" WAS MONICA GELLER A GUEST STAR IN "CRIMINAL MINDS SVU??????"
It's obvious to me there was no marketing money put into this show that could have attracted people like myself who are the target audience. It's obvious to me that a great big f'em followed the discussion about the demographics study. It's obvious to me that Black people fit in one box over at TBS and that box is the one that watches "Meet the Browns."
TBS...this was a MAJOR, MAJOR FAIL. If you'd like to know what WE are like...ask us. Ask me. Send me an email to Monica.Mingo@verizon.net and we can chat about what WE would like to see. You're missing out on soooooooo many viewers it's not even funny. Viewers with money. Viewers advertisers love.
But instead...you chose the disrespectful route.
I'm so pissed I could scream. Nobody is watching fugging "Meet the Browns" hell. Not even for Jill Marie Jones (WHOM.WE.ADORE!)!
I have been following your blog for a few months now (better late than never, no?) I won't take up too much of your time, but after reading many of your posts and participating I have to say - the Tribe has made me laugh, cry, shake my head, agree out loud in my cube, take notes and try out some new ish (you got me mixing a concoction of sweet almond, olive, jojoba and pure coconut oils, heating in the microwave and using as moisterizer - and it's still cheaper than what I would buy and it makes my hair look so good and shiny folks think I'm wearing weave). I'll try that phyto stuff you talk about so much - but let's just call that an investment, ok?
Anyway. I'm not writing to tell you about my hair (although it is pretty cute). I have a dilemma, and I could use some advice from the Tribe. I just put my fiance on a plane to Iraq yesterday. He'll be deployed for 6 months. We got engaged on April 13th and purchased a home in January (just in time for that hellacious DMV snow storm with no dang shovel, LAWD!) - so between fixing up the house, planning a wedding and being nervous bout my job my mind will be occupied while he is away. What I want to know is:
What can I do to keep my fiance in good spirits while he's in the desert? I've slipped a card into his big box to find once he get's there. But I don't know any other military wives/fiances who have gone through it. Surely there is a long list of cute and thoughtful things I can do for him once he gets settled in. What should I be putting in his care packages that he can't purchase on base?
Just following up, when you requested us to take a look at the 10-Step Life Renewal Plan I was NOT in the mood at that time. Since......I have revisited the Plan and I want to THANK YOU for recommending it. I am thrilled to know that I'm on target with my goals and living greener (which I vowed to start 8 months ago). I am working extensively on removing 'friends' and their negative energy--I can honestly say that The Tribe has been soooo supportive in my weight loss journey (35lbs--had a minor relapse & 4 whole dress sizes--which is the BIGGEST accomplishment to me)
Again, thanks to the Tribe for investing in us and giving us what we need. Smooches!!
I need advice because I’m ready to walk away from a realationship that I am loving being in. My beau and I have been dating since Oct 09’. Great guy, loves to have fun, treats me wonderfuly, makes me smile and gives me a look like I’m the only woman in the world! GO ME! We talk about us and our future and he has announced to his family that “I’ve found the woman I’m going to marry, I’m just waiting on her to be ready”.
Good morning Monica! I've noticed that you don't talk about working out as much as you used to. Are you taking a break from the gym? I like reading about your workout routines because it helps me stay motivated too.
Nope. I don't talk about taking bubble baths, showers, brushing my teeth, washing my face and breathing either and they are also parts of my daily routine. Working out for me is not something that is optional. It's SERIOUSLY part of my daily routine. Just because I don't say EVERY.DAY what I did doesn't mean I'm not doing it. It simply means the repetition of saying the same thing day after day gets a bit boring I believe. Please know that I am entirely TOO.VAIN. to EVER slack off. LOL! I was just looking at my abs yesterday thinking to myself...DAMN MONNIE! LOOKING GOOD LOOKING GREAT HOW ARE YOU!
I never thought about my talking about working out helps others stay motivated so...I'll try and do better about incorporating it into the blog more often.
I hope you, too, get to the point where you consider working out a part of your daily routine and not as something optional.
When I get in a breakfast rut I have to shake it up a bit around here. Sometimes I want oatmeal...sometimes I don't. Sometimes I want scrambled eggs...sometimes I just want the whites. Sometimes I want a green drink. Sometimes I don't. I know I'm not the only person this happens to either. Sure...I still make good choices because that's all we have in the house but yeah...I gotta switch it up often.
What gives? What are you ON these days and what are you just not in the mood for?