I recently stopped and talked to a neighbor who rents a room in a home in my neighborhood. He's been there for about a year. He's a good dude. Personable and nice. I'd seen some activity in the home which concerned me, so I asked him the following question:
Me: May I ask how many people live in that house?
And he walked over MAD.AS.HELL and said, "You will not believe this ish...I'm looking for someplace else to live as we speak. There are 6 adults here now plus a kid."
When he first started living there, it was him and an elderly couple. Then...they moved someone else into one of the bedrooms. So that was 4 people. I understood why they did it and what was going on. The elderly couple was on a fixed income so they rented out the two extra bedrooms at $630 each. I get that. Multiple streams of income to help out. The couple's daughter set it all up.
Well...I'd been seeing different people coming and going. All with a damn key. According to the nice guy...they've moved in family members now in the basement. AND NOBODY SPEAKS ENGLISH!
So he's about to bail because that's just doing too much and he's pissed off because the owner didn't tell him the family members were moving in.
Now...here's my question to you...if you were renting out the bedrooms to make extra money to help out your parents...would you let family members move into the basement if they ran into some hard times without telling your original paying tenants? Is that right? Even though it's YOUR house...don't you technically owe your tenants information like this?
I can't stand people who take ish out of context to the point where it's obvious they don't have basic skills of comprehension.
THIS is what he said:
"In this Kindle Singles Interview, President Barack Obama decries the "change in culture" that has altered our view of the American Dream. "There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous," the President said. "Kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success." He addresses the jobs issue from a personal perspective, reflecting on how his own life might have been different had he not experienced success in politics. "I could picture myself being a good teacher," the President mused."
It's basically the same thing we say to young boys who play basketball. We tell them that the ENTIRE NBA league has no more than 450 players in it every.single.year so they need to make sure they have other skills developed cuz it might not happen.
I can't stand her and her hardest working...
Wait...lemme HURSH. It's obvious I'm in a bad mood today cuz I want to ask her if she told her daughter to make a sex tape so she could...wait...NOTHING...
Unlike, OBVIOUSLY, many others, I actually read the story about the Boston bomber in your magazine. Personally I think it's important to show him as the normal, regular looking dude he appeared to be so we all know to stay aware and be alert because of potential wolves in sheep clothing so I guess that's why it made sense to me. The boogie man doesn't often look evil.
I'd think more people would feel that way and am honestly confused to find they don't. I guess it's just as simple as realizing that people don't read anymore. They match a soundbite to a visual and VIOLA! Outrage. Most of the time the soundbites are from people who didn't read as well or from people who were PAID to read it and CRAFT the soundbites which would deflect from the REAL STORY.
Just like the Paula Deen fiasco. Folks saying she made a mistake years ago by using that word...obviously didn't read the full transcript of her deposition. Cuz yeah...there was far more going on than her using a bad word years ago.
I have had a lot of conversations about "Being Mary Jane" since it aired. Well...not about the actual movie per se (even though that's how the conversations started) but about how women saw themselves in the situations Mary Jane presented.
ONe of the main conversations was about the married woman part. I was having lunch with two married women and one single woman. The movie came up and the inevitable question was raised.
"What would you do if a woman told you she was sleeping with your husband and you knew she was telling the truth?"
One married woman slapped the table and crossed her leg while saying, "I ain't never leaving that man!" And I blinked. We all looked at her like...WHOA and the questions started pouring out:
Friday we discussed a dating scenario and many people said they wouldn't have left after the date was, in my opinion, disrespectful. I disagreed because well...I have bad nerves and have a low-low tolerance for ridiculous. My stance on dating, when I dated was that I would enjoy myself more at peace on my sofa with my remote rather than dealing with silly ish.
By now you've heard that Mrs. Obama left her lectern and walked up on a rude gay rights activist who was yelling at her her during her speech. Mrs. Obama stared at her azz and went all cold and direct on her.
"One of the things I don't do well is this. Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I'm leaving. You all decide. You have one choice."
Yall know I'm pretty liberal. I think people should be happy doing whatever they want to do in life as long as it's not breaking the law. Everything ain't for everybody and I don't need to be all up in the middle of something to know it's not for me and yet...still be cool if you choose it for YOU.
We all have our own life to live and we should focus on things which directly affect us as much as possible.
If a man wants to wear lingerie for men...ABSOLUTELY...go 'head on and get you some frilly stuff to wear in the comfort of your home. You couldn't be MY MAN mind you...but hell...you're still a man...so do you.
I couldn't imagine The Robinator's burly azz laid up with some lace and ribbons talking some, "Hey girl, come here." I don't WANT to imagine him posted up in lace and ribbons talking some, "Hey girl, come here." I don't want to imagine ANY man I know laid up like a pron star in some lace and ribbons talking some, "Hey girl" but if that's how they get down AT THEIR HOME...get it.
That ish just won't go down over here.
Everything ain't for everybody. Doesn't mean we condemn it if other's get down like that...we just ain't getting down like that.
What say you? How would YOU feel if YOUR guy started wearing men's lingerie laid up at home talking some...HEY GIRL...COME HERE!
SIP: Did you notice they have discreet international shipping?
Thank you so much for thinking of me, AGAIN, and sharing with me, AGAIN, how I could make so much money by doing 5 Linx. I didn't answer your first three messages regarding thinking that you'd simply figure out that it's not for me. I answered your fourth message politely and courteously letting you know for SURE that 5 Linx was not something I was interested in doing.
That said, I'm sure you can understand why I think your FIFTH message regarding could possibly be taken as pushy so I'll put my response here in hopes we never have to revisit again.
I have no interest in doing 5 Linx. I hope it is working for you the way you believe it will. I wish you MONUMENTAL success with your 5 Linx business. I will stick to doing the things I do. Housewifing and filmmaking. Your recruiting energy will be better used on someone else.
Oh...and just as an FYI, should you decide to start an Amway, Herbalife, Mary Kay, Avon, Juice Plus, Primerica etc. business and are in the process of attempting to get others to start a business within those businesses as well...I'm not interested in any of those opportunities either. I'm not saying that I will not stock up on some Skin-So-Soft from Avon or flip through the book to see if they are still selling my mother's fave Cherry Jubilee lipstick mind you...I just have no interest in SELLING it.
But again...TOTALLY wishing you success with it.
All the best,
SIP: You do realize that if you try AGAIN I'll get to answer right? RIGHT. :)
I met a stranger who reads the blog in an airport recently and we got to talking. She told me how much she enjoys the blog and I asked her a few questions about why she doesn't comment. She says that she never comments on blogs or websites she reads but if there was one she would comment on it would be mine because it's her favorite as far as real life goes.
Then she asked me why I didn't do much gossip cuz if I did that...she'd have her complete fix. LOL!
So I told her that I don't watch reality television shows so I don't really have much to say about them. Every now and then I'll say something based on the comments from my timeline and I go check out what they are talking about...but not much. She then said...too bad I didn't watch them because commentary from SIP regarding would probably be funny as hell!
Prolly so bruh...prolly so.
I was talking to The Robinator about it and he said hey...what if we could find someone to do the gossip stuff for you and well...that made perfect sense to me. Give the people what they want right?
So...yall know me...I like to take things a notch up so we decided to find out how to bring the good gossip to you in the classiest way possible so yeah...today...we introduce you to CelebTV!
Just click on the link up top and well done videos (by a third party) are there for you to check out at your leisure.
Dude: You don't see many well-maintained women anymore. If they have a great body they don't worry about hair, make up and nails. If they obviously need to focus on their body, their hair, make up and nails be on point.
Chick: You right.
Dude: It's like they can't be bothered to focus on everything.
SIP: Shit...I gotta take a good look and see what they look like up close and you can't stop me either.
What say YOU? Do you consider yourself "well-maintained?"
I know this because I just saw a commercial for them. Personally...the only thing I will get from McDonald's is coffee in the airport when the Starbuck's line is too long. They are called Fish McBites.
I was talking to a friend and she was telling me that she's working out a lot and come Spring she was going to have one of those stallion booties.
Me: I'm sorry...excuse me...what?
And then she told me about the real housewives doing
a workout video called Stallion Booty. We were in the car so I was using my memory of what I know about the show and, for the life of me, I couldn't imagine anyone who is currently on the show having a workout video.
Especially one called Stallion Booty.
I asked my friend was stallion booty a good thing. You know...is that what's hot in the streets right now? Are people checking for stallion booties? To which she replied that Phaedra's husband has a nice stallion booty. So I was like...oh ...so her husband is doing the video NOT her. And then my friend was like...no...she's doing it. He's helping them do it cuz he's a trainer.
But back to stallion booty cuz again...I'm confused.
When I asked Mr. Google about it...Kenya Moore's azz came up:
And she's walking around wearing some of Rhianna's resort wear and butt pads while other people are fully clothed.
SIP: Do butt pads not come in brown?
So it turns out that my friend was wrong. There was a mix up with stallion and donkey booties and I've decided that it's going to be a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG Lent season for me without wine.
My question out of all of this is...Do YOU aspire to having a stallion booty or a donkey booty? How do YOU describe your booty and the booty you'd like to have?
I was on the phone conversating with someone I don't speak to often recently. She'd watch "The Coalition" and called to tell me how much she enjoyed it. We're friends on Facebook so she'd taken an opportunity to look through some of my pictures and commented on how I look at age 43. Basically...she thinks I look really good for my age and stated she wished she could look the same.
Her: But I can't be eating bird seeds like you do. *Giggle.Giggle*