How many of you think ABC bachelor’s “Pilot Pete”mom Barb Weber is responsible for the breakup to runner up Madison? I watch episodes of 24 seasons, and there were many dynamics👀. My conclusion is:the mom was definitely a factor, she was way too interfering in her sons quest for a life partner. In the long run he gets to live with his choice. Unfortunately, he fell for the wrong gal 👧(Madison)who made it clear they” did not have a lot in common”, hence she left, but returned when Harrison went to her hometown, Alabama to talk to her about Pete’s breaking off engagement) to Hannah Ann💍(Weber’s relationship status should now read “it’s complicated”😄). Madison also, refused to address potential mom in-law (Barb) concerns at women tell all, she should have atleast apologized, for being 3 hours late to meet for 1st time.No mom in-law wants to be dissed before even becoming a MRS. Hannah Anne would have made a doting, perfect wife , but unfortunately, Pete’s love was halfway and not whole heart. she told him off at the “tell all ” to man up,amongst other strongwords. 👏👏👏! Weber should not have given her the ring despite “reasonable doubts”.
Remember this is the same Pete who made second runner up ,during Bachelorette Hannah Brown’s season last year!,yes the same one she had a rendezvous with, at the windmill three times! yet she picked Jeb Wyatt, and sadly after engagement, discovered Jeb had hidden fact that, he had a girlfriend prior to coming to the show!
Wow, talk about deceit, betrayal, scandals, love, heartbreaks, breakups and makeups 💔 😢 ABC Bachelor and Bachelorette with its twist n turns,weaves and plots is dishing out to nation the kind of love saga we only read about in epic love novels, except this time its life and unfolds in living colors right behind our eyes, ears ,perhaps this loveseekers did not know exactly what they signed up for as millions of fans take on social media to dissect their every action or inaction.
The traffic in Atlanta was particularly nightmarish due to rain on cold winter Thursday February 20 th. And the day had started rough. On the way to work, I realize I had forgotten my phone and, needed it to communicate with my good friend ,Dr.Connie who generously invited me to the JAZZ Concert . At the time, I had no clue who GREGORY PORTER is, nor had I listened to any of his songs. (strange, cos I am such a big JAZZ enthusiast. ) I had heard a few songs by his opening act LEDISI, but never seen her perform. I was more interested in Connie’s company, no matter where we go, even if it was a fast food place (like we had to stop at Wendy’s to get some bite that evening, no time for proper restaurant ) I knew we were going to share so much laughs about relationships faux pas or, hilarious jokes about body parts sliding down south with mid -age . Anyway, I digress, I wasn’t expecting my mind to be blown away, by JAZZ that night, I hardly knew the artists, I thought, at the time...(smile).
It took an hour in traffic to Cobb energy performing Arts Center, another half, locating a parking space , even if we prepaid parking,( which we didn’t) we still had to survive the bumper to bumper grind, despite heavy presence of Law enforcement officers directing traffic). Finally, got the third to last available space in the 1000 car parking lot. Woohoo!we were the lucky 998 (if you play this number in lottery, and win, remember to cut me my slice wink-wink).we were as deliriously happy as the last two would be!.
LEDISI ANIBADEYOUNG – Grammy Nom, SOUL TRAIN AND BET AWARD WINNER, the indefatigable American R& B SINGER /ACTRESS
Her style is sentimental, sultry, silky-smooth, intimately soul- stirring and sexy! ( yes ,a lot of S’s to describe this phenomenal woman). All similar attributes to one of her “biggest fan”, Legend American singer, and activist, Nina Simone. whom she paid tribute by doing a a philosophical version of her songtitled; ” BALTIMORE” . A song that reflects, hardships, murders, and starvation of people in the city. She earned my respect with that and several renditions.
She has been singing two decades now, since late 90’s she told the audience, ” I was told I would not survive long in this industry, because I was not Pretty enough, did not look like the others so called successful.” But the 47 years old crooner didn’t let her doubters destroy her dreams or confidence, she forged ahead anyways, and with her Mom always speaking words of encouragement and affirmations, she made it.” Now not only am I still standing, I am a CEO who owns her own recording LABEL! And now, my mom wants 15%” she laughs.” I am unapologetically strong black woman.You have to be careful, whom you surround yourself with, who speaks in your ears.”
Turns out she has a great sense of humor too, teasing us , once while doing a provocative dance, she pause, and said;” I am wearing shorts underneath” (in other words , don’t allow your imagination get the best of you) Lol. Also, she jokes about how women bodies go through changes, saying how the body have a mind of it’s own, and often you need to push some parts back, or “poke them,” and if you got none, “just hold strong” with a strong arm”
LEDISI is an African Yoruba name meaning “to bring forth“. A brilliant recording artist, song writer and also actress. some of her popular songs borders on relationships ups and down, unconditional love and dysfunctional relationships such as : “ So into you”(2011), Alright-Everything is Everything! “I blame you“, ( 2014 )” Pieces of me“,(2011) ” Stay together“(2011) and” All the way” (2017) “, Goin thru Changes”– the turn me loose if you are not gonna love me the way I should song (2009) . The movies include Selma, The Tale of Four and leave it on the Floor.
GREGORY PORTER -44, Nicknames include ” STINKY”,( when he and his bother were playing in young days, and he fell into um…something Stinky) ” G-Force” (when he played American football back in the day).But I like to nickname this hunk Human Teddy (as in Teddy Bear ). The GRAMMY Awardwinning Jazz Singer lives in California with with his wife and 7 year old son Demyan.
He has been played in popular cities all around the world. The versatile artist who rose from streets to wealthy place of prestige, becoming a Grammy winner against all odds, once told his audience how he learned to sew quilts inspired by women in Mississippi Delta . “The quilts were made by children of slaves.” No doubt , this is a place where inspiration for the song “INSANITY– take me to the Alley came from. He sings this with so much compassion and heart from deep inside his guts, it was impossible not to shed a few tears. some of the lyrics are“take me to the alley, to the afflicted ones, the lonely ones, who have somehow lost their ways. Let them hear me say , I am your friend, come and meet the King, and eat at my table, brother, sister, you will have a pardon”. It had a level of spiritual connectivity that stroke a cord and you just know you want to be part of this positive change too.
The band was sync in their elements; drummer, pianist, guitarist, however, the saxophonist took us to heaven and back ! Some of the moving songs where “Liquid Spirit”, and “holding on“, but my favorite (tough decision, I must say) is the up coming song from a peek into upcoming album ALL RISE “ If Love is Overated, Let me be the one that is naive“!” It is a love song in a negative environment such as the world is in, ” he tells us, ” Love is the energy that excites the heart and the head !” what a pulsating ride of musical ecstasy. And , when they played the jazzy version of Temptations’s “papa was a rolling stone”, you could put a fork in me, cause I was literally done! As for my hearing?, well, my friend, Connie and fellow screamers and whistlers, made it perfectly clear, I may be in need of ear drops soon !Lol.
Superbowl LIV 02022020! What a magnificent play.🏈🏆💯👏🥇 The Kansas City Chiefs for the first time since 1969 wins the Superbowl 2020.
Initially, I was rooting for 49ners just because of the excitement of Fred Warner and San Francisco team, so infectious was their enthusiasm. And they did play quite well, the defense was good. But awesome was more of what 24 year old -shoelover QB Patrick Mahomes specializes in! (Built a Custom room to hold his 180 pair of sneakers).Watching him run made me dizzy, every minute he had a turn over! His expertise at ball passing, tireless runs on full tank speed was exhilarating! The dude was on fire, 🔥 No wonder he was named MVP of this Superbowl. The Chiefs brought heat to Miami more than JLO and Shakira combo in their romp shaking, revealing mesmerizing outfit .The ballers served the main course, leaving no leftovers! Adidas , the sneaker giants dubbed him “the youngest QB Champ and Big -Game MVP in History!
Also feeling victorious, are the Latina’s who showed support and pride for the Stunning performances of the singing super stars JENNIFER LOPEZ (JLO) and; SHAKIRA during entertainment time at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami ,FL. They have been showing love and support via Instagram , Facebook, and Twitter and other social medial platforms. The energy was electrifying as the “Whenever-Wherever” SHAKIRA in sparkling gold and the more seasoned JLO “Lets Get Loud”, favoring sexy silver skimpy jumpsuit, stunned millions of fans in Miami during Pepsi sponsored half time by doing all of that , and more ….if there was a roof, it would have been on Fire!
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Apollo 11 marked 50 whooping years since man landed on space!what a fantastic accomplishment.
This has been the year of Triumphant strides for the indefatigable successful writer and businessman Tyler Perry (MADEA FAME).PERRY was awarded his ” walk of fame’ square in Hollywood, with close Celeb friends and family in support, like Kerry Washington, IDris Elba .In same year gets his own street/exit in his home town ATL, and introduces two instant hit drama series:the Oval and Sistas on BET.Talk about Celebrating his 50th Birthday with Extravagant Pomp ,Style, and above all, seeing your dreams come to pass. Awesome!
Jennifer Lopez (JLO) and KeKe Palmer challenged themselves in their roles as strip-pole dancers and hustlers who swindled wealthy clients of millions of dollars in HUSTLERS (The movie was a model of real live daring stories that occurred in NYC around the span of 2008-2011).The movie grossed $105 million in US and over $156m worldwide.
Glamorous, beautiful American actress Soul Diahann Carroll of 80’s DYNASTY Fame , and in JULIA (American sitcom , she was a widow raising her son “CORY” in positive manner). Passed on at age of 84. She worked in an era of racial, social and gender inequality, yet, she maintained her uncompromising Standards, dignity and, Class.
Donald Trump becomes the 3rd US president to face Impeachment.(Others are Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton,president Nixon did face some formal charges also during his term. Though, none has been removed while in office because, it’s how the government was set up. Dec 10th 2019, the Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi ‘arch enemy ‘ of the president (no love lost between those two, obvious from their social media bantering) got her ‘ pound of flesh’, dripping with blood, as she slammed two articles of impeachment; one for “misuse and abuse of power” for pressuring Ukraine government to investigate his political competitors, while withholding $400m in security funds. The other article of impeachment was for Trumps disregard and “obstructing investigations” into his probe ;deliberating falsifying and refusing to cooperate with congress!
And to all of this, Trump dubs : “the greatest witch hunting in the history of united states”. And this : “greatest Hoax”,! What the future holds politically for this grandiose speaking, 45th president remains to be seen. One thing that’s for sure, time is no more on his side, literarily!
THE BEAUTIFUL ONES ARE BORN
It was an eventful , interesting year 2019! The good, the bad,the Sad , the ugly, and the incredulous. Not all could be mentioned due to space constraint.
We hope for a better year 2020 with more positive news , less drama in the white house, Judiciary , legislative and law-making institutes. More productiveness, and affirmative actions in environmental climate change, reclaiming the ocean , waste reduction, recycling and re-newing our mindset.
The Gifts or The Gift Card which would you really prefer? Christmas Holidays are around the corner, many, especially men, worry and get panicky over selecting the best or perfect gifts for that special somebody,children;spouse, siblings, colleague, neighbor, teacher and so forth. In the past, I was sentimental about gifts; I didn’t care if it’s from 1$ store , Walmart, Nordstrom or online i.e China, LoL😀. To me it was “the thought that matters”! That was then!😂Now I know better!!! My time is precious, not wasting time looking, queuing to buy something, only for that someone to return / exchange follow week. What about you, what are your plans this year? A piece of advice, No gift is perfect, just like no perfect humans out there, so relax, and if in doubt ask someone close to the one you are buying a gift for, or ask them what they will prefer, after all, its almost 2020 nothing surprises us anymore!.CHEERS !!🎄🛒🛍️🎁📱👗👔👖👞💍
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What ever you decide remember, there is someone out there, who wishes they were in your SHOES! So forget about the past, be in an Attitude of Gratitude, you made it this far, count your Blessings, sing along with others the Christmas carols. Try some thing new on the menu, make a new friend, be one, and most importantly, Keep HOPE alive!