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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Am Making Changes

Okay, so to the 3 or 4 loyal people that actually read my blogs and such, I have been slacking. I think I have a life now, so I'm not at the computer bored as much. 

Especially with the new job, I am rarely at the computer at work, and if so, it's for no longer than 5 minutes. After work I'm pretty occupied and I don't remember a weekend where I haven't either gone out of town or had a gathering at my home or to go to.
But my life is a lot more active, so this outlet of blogger is not a necessity anymore.

I'm not saying I'm stopping, but I won't be writing as often as I used to, only when I just really have something to say. No one really reads them anyways.

But for the few that did. I appreciate it. Keep checking and see if I have something.

Also I'll be back focused on my photography soon, just have other priorities right now. So probably near the start of next year, you'll see an explosion of my work.

Thanks,
*Green

Friday, August 22, 2008

30 Things Guys Would Be Better Off Knowing About Girls

I saw the following in the Notes section from a friends page, and thought it would be interesting to share, and see how people react to it. I'm not saying I agree with it, just curious of people's responses, you can see a few below.
Thanks to Miss Miranda. Facebook or Myspace. Below is the original note, and some comments. **(Layouts courtesy of www.facebook.com names and pictures have been removed.)

Some women may agree, some may think this makes women look bad. You be the judge. Do you agree with what was said?


30 Things Guys Would Be Better Off Knowing About Girls

1. Just becuz we have sex with you does NOT mean we wanna be with you. Sometimes, we actually like you LESS afterwards. & sometimes we don't want YOU to spend the night either, lol

2. We are NOT as clueless as you think we are. Just because we dont say anything doesn't mean we dont KNOW anything. 

3. Some girls enjoy being single & find it liberating. We aren't in high school anymore; we don't have to 'go together'. Sometimes we just wanna chill. 

4. There is a HUGE difference between a "groupie" & a "gold digger". The gold diggers are usually the really fabulous ones with the successful older gentleman. The groupies go for guys they'll never get, they get f*cked & they get ditched. 

5. Millionaires come a dime a dozen, just like beautiful women. If a lady shows u interest it doesn't mean she's only interested in your money. Chances are she's turned down men richer than you before. 

6. A girl cannot help who she falls in love with, so stop asking us if you're our type. 

7. We already know you're going to marry your college sweetheart or baby mama. You aren't fooling us, so stop running the game and lets just have fun while it lasts. 

8. EVERY girl has a breaking point. A girl can stick by you thru only so much BS. But there's always a point that we can reach where we WILL leave you & never turn back. 

9. Sometimes you try so hard not to cum that we get very bored and wish you would lol

10. Sometimes we just need a rebound guy. And sometimes we just sleep with someone to put things in perspective. You gotta be a girl to understand this one ...

11. If the sex is not good, we're generally not interested anymore. & if we still are, well hey ... that's lOVE! <3

12. We have more game than you think & you have less game than you think. One of a girls slickest moves is to play along

13. If a girl cheated on her man to be with you it does NOT necessarily mean she will cheat on you.

14. The less you try to have sex with us, the more we want to have sex with you. The more u pressure us, the less attractive we find you.

15. NO quality woman will ever try to trap a man with a baby. 

16. Most of the time when you think we are "BSn" .... we just dont really f*ck with you like that 

17. We are very, very, VERY good pretenders. & we know EXACTLY what we're doing. Take this as you wish .... 

18. If a girl makes you something cheesy and creative, she really likes you <3 

19. Just becuz you see her with him, doesn't mean she's sleeping with him! 

20. If a girl doesn't believe that a guy and a girl can just be 'friends' .... don't trust that girl around her guy friends! 

21. Our first love CANNOT automatically hit anytime he wants too. Trust me .... my first couldn't hit it if he had a bat! lol 

22. If a girl starts a sentence with, "all girls are/do/say/think/etc ........................",that only applies to her & her inner circle. 

23. A girl stops liking you all of a sudden. Here's why: 

1. She didn't enjoy the sex or knows that it wont be good.

2. She found out you were broke.

3. She thinks you're gay.

4. She met somebody new or someone old is back in her life.

5. Her friends said something about you that made her embarrassed to be around you.

6. You want to get serious and she doesnt -- or vice versa

7. You're too cheap.

8. You either have a habit or have made a statement that she can't deal with

9. You're smothering her

10. She's bored with you 

24. We can tell exactly how the sex is gonna be just by looking at you. My accuracy is 100% so far, lol :) 

25. If you are slacking off with your girl yet she still seems happy, SHE IS GETTING IT SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!! [applies to sex, money, attention, time, etc] 

26. We DEFINITELY know when you're cheating on us. Even if we don't let on about it 

27. We know that men are just like us. The less attention we give you, the more you want us. Men don't know how to deal with rejection and we use that to our advantage

28. We CAN handle the truth and we'd prefer that you be upfront with us instead of lying about how u feel. 

29. GIRL TALK is much more devious, coniving, detailed, dirty and disgusting than GUY TALK lol. 

30. We're not always as broke as we pretend to be, sumtimes we're just being spoiled lol (;

DISCLAIMER: WHY NO. 28 IS TRUE

GIRL [TO HER FRIEND]: "I THINK ME & JOHNNY ARE GETN PRETTY CLOSE BUT DAVEY INVITED ME TO CABO THIS WKND! SHOULD I GO, OR DO YOU THINK IT WILL MESS THINGS UP WITH JOHNNY? I'M SO CONFUSED!" 

GIRL'S FRIEND: "HMM. I DUNNO, MAYBE YOU SHOULD ASK JOHNNY WHERE YOU GUYS STAND SO U HAVE A BETR IDEA OF WHAT TO DO." 

GIRL: [RING, RING] "HELLO JOHNNY?? I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE THIS RELATIONSHIP IS GOING. YOU KNOW, LIKE WHERE DO WE STAND? DO YOU WANT TO GET SERIOUS OR IS THIS JUST A FLING?" 

JOHNNY: [LYING] "AWW, BABE. YOU KNOW I REALLY CARE FOR U & I DONT WANNA SEE YOU WITH ANYONE ELSE. WE DONT NEED A TITLE UNTIL WE'RE READY BUT I COULD REALLY SEE MYSELF SETTLING DOWN WITH YOU". 

GIRL [TO HER FRIEND]: "DAMN! JOHNNY SEEMS LIKE HE'S READY FOR SUMTHING REAL. IM MAD AS HELL! NOW IF I GO TO CABO WITH DAVEY JOHNNY WONT FCUK WITH ME ANYMORE. SHIT! DANG, OK .... I GUESS I'LL JUST TELL DAVEY 'NO' ". 

[1 MONTH LATER WHEN GIRL REALIZES THAT JOHNNY WAS LYING & REALLY WASNT SERIOUS ABOUT HER] 

THIS POINT WE START GET'N BITCHY & CRAZY & START LEAVING YOU MEAN TEXTS AND CALLING YOU HOE ASS NIGGAS.

THE REASON YOU THINK WE CANT HANDLE THE TRUE IS CAUSE WE START BUGGIN OUT CAUSE UR LIES MESSED P SOME OTHER GOOD ISHT WE HAD GOING ON.

WE DONT GIVE A F*CK ABOUT YOU LIKE THAT, WE'RE JUST MAD WE MISSED OUT ON CABO!! LMAO

PEEP GAME, YOU GUYS. WE ARE NOOOOOT AS PREDICTABLE AS YOU THINK.

at 8:03pm yesterday
Mimi sometimes I wish I was more like the girls you're describing with number 1,7, 12. 13, 17, 24 (lol) and 30. i've been so naive!
I fell for a line exactly like 'babe i could totally see us together but we don't need a title right now and no i wouldn't like to see you with anyone else'. ha! its emberassing how much i believed him. i thought he was being real with me (stupid).no more of that though. do i have to play games to really be with someone? im learning tho, notes like this help lol.
Miss Miranda (VCU) wrote
at 8:07pm yesterday
lol glad i could help Brit. The more u understand men the less you respect them and the easier it gets. guys lie about EVERYTHING and none of them can be trusted. not even the 'good' ones. it's so much easier to 'just have fun'! :)

at 9:11pm yesterday
there is a new breed of really stupid girls around right now that are no where near on the level of what you put in this list.

and men run through them something awful.

Men are not Gods. We do not need to worship them.

at 9:14pm yesterday
WHOA WHOA WHOA!!!!! WHY I got to be tagged in this...lol. its all good. I aint gon front, we do say some crazy stuff, but its all about a females tolerance...meaning if they dont mind the lil BS. jusst like how some guys handling some females BS...So i got to havve the fellaz back..No one is perfect, but i can say if a brotha is over doin the "dumbness" get rid of his ass, cuz i can admit, some guys do be foolin. i be lookin confused at some things my boyz may say

at 9:35pm yesterday
Yall chics cannot be serious....if you are a female...do your self a fvor and ignore...do not respond....I mean really..HAHAHA..Miranda...please dont include me in these notes...I will go too hard on women...I love you though...

at 10:16pm yesterday
i really don't want to believe none of them can be trusted but im sure you're right to an extent lol.


at 10:20pm yesterday
# 3,4,5, im dying over here, dyinggg..not tagged but glad I read it...

at 10:47pm yesterday
Wow, this funny as hell....


at 11:41pm yesterday
i LOVE you for making this!!!! Esp 1, 8, 9 ( PLEASE LET SOME MAN READ THAT AND WRITE IT ON THE BATHROOM WALL), 10, 11, 12, 17, 22 ( i wish my friend would get that), 26 and 28..I love them all but those are my favorites! But all of them are true as hell

at 12:19am
MAAAAAAAN im mad I even read this shit lol.. come on.. if niggas really listened to this shit NOBODY would be in a relationship... and number 24 come on man... you bee 100% accurate.. well I find that hard to believe... and millionaires come a dime a dozen huh.. lol what fucking world do yal live in? Im willing to bet that out of all the girls tagged maybe 1 girl knows an actual millionaire and when I say KNOW I mean like u got this nigga number in your phone and he actually calls u from timeto time.. NOT no u chilled in VIP one time and he was there type shit
at 12:50am
Okay for every man who got offended you were probably a victim of number 23 lol. And as for 24 you'd be surprised. I've NEVER been wrong.Show me a pretty girl and i could show you thirty athletes, entertainers executives etc who have called her, dated her , taken her out or at least tried to. Anyone can meet a millionaire easily. If your girl can't something aint right. And i love you more Aaron but you are finer than average so i'm sure you get a lot of goofy ass girls but if soon as they get over your chocolate and realize you aint ish the rules apply lol. I'm trying to help ya but you're hard headed lol. If you knew better you'd do better lol :)

at 5:50am
*watches all trust fly out the window* (from a male)

at 9:50am
THIS NOTE SHOULD BE PUBLISHED IN A BOOK SOMEWHERE I HAVENT READ SOMETHING SO REAL IN A LONG TIME IT SHOULD BE GIVEN TO EVERY CLUELESS GUY ON EARTH AN I SWEAR WHEN I READ NUMBER 6 AN 9 I COULD HAVE SHOUTED AN TESTIFIED OFF THAT GOOD WORD LOL



at 11:32am
lol@ anyone can meet a millionaire easily..

this is so sad...

at 12:36pm
Miranda...Imma give you a pass and not go hard or to get too personal cuz I likle you baby..dont get cute though..Women are naturally inferior dumb creatures thats why you will NEVER be President..stop worrying about what a nigga got and can do for you and get a job, get in the gym ( women in Detroit) and you get a million..What ever niggas do to girls its because we can..its MENTAL..You don't see niggas getting pimped by hoes on corners across America do you?Its cute women need to sit down and make some self empowerment note to justify why they cant keep a man from cutting other hoes or why you aint got a pot to piss in or a fence to throw it over..obviously something is wrong with you..Miranda you MAY know a millionaire or something maybe you talk or text, judt cuz u was out and hopped on his team. but your girls aint..dont gas them. you cant do nothing for a boss, whatever little pennies he spend on a plane ticket, or bottles in a a club the got 50 other chics he do the same for..so that means your just a rat chasing cheese..you are weekend cut meat.. fly you out buy the ticket take you to a club CUT and send you home to your 1 bedroom or parents house.That makes you nothing more than a prostitute. I dont care who you know or who you been..cuz I know you giving that cat up and if you aint than your useless.I know millionaires, I hang with millionaires and the women they want aint on Facebook reading these type of notes responding.They are in Magazines, Authors, CEOS, on TV and can do for themselves.If you are a chic over 23 and you have ever begged a nigga for money or food, dont have a job, never have paid a mortgage or car note then shut the hell up cuz your grown and a loser..Holla at me im out here is this $2000 suit and some Bruno's...anyone can meet a millionaire..hahah why are most HOES SO BROKE? answer that..and I know chics with more bread than I got. so all hoes aremt broke..Ladies, $5 footlongs feed your team...

at 12:36pm
and Luke you cool with me man..I dont know you but I like the way you think..

at 1:09pm
yes u are women are exactly as predictable as we think

at 1:19pm
Lol... women cant really believe in this.

at 1:21pm
i kno thas right! and best believe it because it is OH SO TRUE! lol (i wasn't even tagged but it was entertaining to read =)

at 1:39pm
lol@ this nigga AARON MUTHAFUCKA GLASPIE! you are my NEW NIGGA! dog i swear to god u said EVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVERYTHING i watned to say i just wasnt' at a computer and didn't feel like typing that shit on my phone! dog i swear this nigga is my brother from another mother.. you read my thoughts EXACTLY bro...

at 1:44pm
and if yall Really were like this note claims, then there wouldn't be so many "scorned" women out here... cause yall would be on the same shit we on and would never take the shit personally.... talking about yall dont want us to spend the night lol and yall just using us for the time being lol... Miranda If a nigga hit u and soon as he got done he got up took a quick wipe off and got up outta there, your ass would be SALTY as fuck and u know it.. so please Stop the Front.... and all you ladies need to STOP getting Gas'd off this note.. gas is 4.25 a gallon thats TOO expensive to be getting Gas'd off this shit lol cause anybody that agrees with this 100% is DEFINITELY Front'n!!!

at 3:28pm
9. Sometimes you try so hard not to cum that we get very bored and wish you would lol

LMFAO!!! Aint that the truth! hahahaha Hit it right on the head mwith that 1.

This note is super cute

at 5:01pm
Thats a lie miranda women always looking 4 they meal ticket, yall dont think so but yall do at the end of the day Im not gonna say all woman but its a healthy amount

at 5:14pm
I agree Miranda, the problem is ya'll took it too personal! Its messed up that ya'll couldn't take it totally for what it was which is a outline. I dont agree with ALL the things on the list but i do think a lot of it is valid.

this is not ALL girls at ALL times. all girls don't have some or even totally resemble the note ALL THE TIME. Hell I have had sex with a guy I didn't want to be with. And I have done nice things for a guy I did. I've DEFINATELY overlooked things because i think you should pick your battles. All the millionaire stuff... I dunno, not my thing, but damn ya'll are so serious.

Luke you already know... my thing is if you read number 28 then you would know why there are scorned women.
I'm not even gonna touch the "women are inferior thing" cause thats just simple. Standing on a corner...thats just a whole new topic of discussion!

I want the guys not to be angry. I want the guys to know and understand that no matter how much they THINK they know about women that we are not as "inferior" as you think..if you "get over"..its cause we let you and we liked you enough to look past it.

Now thats not to say that there arent some simple women, (i.e the prositutes that get pimped by these geniuses right) who dont know enough to know. i dont think she was talking about them though..

i'm sure that you can think of 30 things you wish girls would know too. MAKE A LIST ABOUT THAT too! lol

But seeing as how all the men are super upset about the money thing...OUTSIDE of that what wouldnt you agree with?

at 5:17pm
TO ANY MAN WHO IS OFFENDED OR GOT OUTTA LINE:

Im gunna assume that you didnt actually read the note & that's why u got so defensive. Outta 30 pts, only one or 2 had anything to do with money, yet that's the ONLY point y'all seemed to hang on to.

THIS NOTE IS NOT ABOUT USING MEN FOR MONEY. CAN U FIND ONE PART WHERE I SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THAT BEING OKAY?! NO!
SEE #5 AND #15.

It was actually alot more about sex but noone mentioned that. Your responses have nothing to do with anything going on in the note!

This note was in no way offensive men, As as for the "scorned woman" i didnt say woman dont FALL for men. [SEE #28]

But there are scorned men too. Im just saying that IN GENERAL, dont think that just because you have a penis and you use it on us that we are going to be overly emotional and overly attached cause chances are, it was the same thing to us that it was to you. JUST SEX.

You are taking this way outta context, proving that men only see what they wanna see and hear what they wanna hear. Which is why they dont understand women at ALL!

& THANKS COURTNEY!!


at 5:37pm
yeah ok.. Thanks for the clarity cuz it was gonna get bad. And niggas I run with don't give 2 shits about sex, been there and done that. I don't wife whores, we ain't in highschool. If a chic has slept with over 7-8 dudes and I know about it I ain't wifing that no way, I might cut to tell the homeys I cut but I ain't bout to marry you. So I don't care who else you have sex with. Just don't get gases about money when you broke and bootlicking niggas for shit. I ain't mad at all baby it's funny to me. But don't get a false sense of swagger or reality because if a lot of women took a hard look at the mirror and their lives it would be a harsh reality. That goes for men too. And men do hear and see what we want from women because half the time y'all ain't saying shit worth listening to. All I'm saying is get your shit together on your own, get a job, 6 figures, a crib a car and then talk to me about things I need to know about a y'all..Cuz that's what I bring to the table and I'm looking for a equal then I will do for a chic and will listen.. Past that your opinion don't matter to me.. Women are more emotional and prone to attachment that's a estrogen versus hormone biological fact. Now there are some cats who are sensitive but the numbers ain't equal. Miranda your cute though.. This was a good topic and I'm glad you nipped it cuz it was gonna get bad on here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Everyone Ages, Not Everyone Matures..

Watch this fool below...and you make your own comment...


Kite surfer thrown through air during tropical storm Fay


*Green

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blessings...

HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!

*I'm slacking on blogs/ notes, I'll have to explain later.

Got to go, keep my in your prayers.
*Green

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Meditation

Today, take time. About 30 minutes to an hour, to stop and meditate. Trying your hardest to clear your mind and think of absolutely nothing.

We are so busy in this society that we rarely take time to get our minds in order. We stress at work, we try to use every bit of time at home to take care of business, but we never stop and breathe.

Even if you have to do it after reading this. Take a little bit of time for yourself. DO NOT FALL ASLEEP. Napping is not a good form of meditation. Give your mind and body time to catch up with you. Empty it out and then re-enter your day.

*Green

Monday, August 11, 2008

What's Going On???

Is it me, or is someone taking out important, black figures 1 by 1?  Conspiracy? Obama runs for presidents, someone puts a hit out on black men that could possibly support him (even though through the grape vine I heard Bernie Mac dissed him a little).

But either way, 2 black male role models GONE. It could not have been two black, unsuccessful pestilence that probably rob and kill; but two strong, American-American brothers whom help guide, instruct, and entertain America.

It's a sad time when you lose people like that, but two in the same week, basically a day apart, that's is tragic.  Both Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes, gone. Two brilliant minds removed from the realms of creativity, to eventually be replaced with another two-bit nobody, that lacks a decent education, sounds more ignorant than farmer John, but has the ability to make money off of other ignorant, undereducated, misunderstanding black people (I'm basically talking about Plies right now, sounds like he has a fourth-grade reading level, but ohhh, he raps about sex so the women love him, well the girls who are 17 working on their 2nd child that is).

That's the world though. For someone new to come in, someone else must go out. There will never be another Bernie Mac nor Isaac Hayes. There will be imitators, there will be other brilliant minds, but there will never be 2 more like them.

Forever their memories will live on in movies, music, literature, and in our hearts and minds.  May God be with their families, friends, and fans.

CNN Articles:
Bernie Mac
Isaac Hayes

*E. Grant (Green)

Friday, August 8, 2008

For the Fellas Part I

The First of many collaborations by ~~Miss Marcia~~ and **Green**:
~~I wrote a blog on Wednesday that was for the ladies, so this is going to be a brief one for the fellas.  In my blog for the ladies I mentioned something about a man’s relationship potential is all about the money he has.  Well fellas there is a thing called a “gold digger” and if you think spending all your money buying expensive gifts or paying for her most expensive bills is a way that will help you get into a woman’s heart, then you are wrong in many ways.  These “gold diggers” prey on guys that do this and will give you some of her time just to keep you around, for you to do these “special things” for her, and I’m not talking sex (she could be getting that from someone else as well, while you are steadily dishing out your hard earned money).  Technically, she has no plans in her mind of ever being in a serious, loving relationship with you, she likes YOUR MONEY not YOU for who you are.  Honestly I don’t see how some people can do that, because as they say “what goes around comes around” so she would eventually get what’s coming to her, a man with a lot of money but a piss-poor personality or a lack of respect for her. 

Now fellas, there is nothing in this world wrong with pampering your woman.  Washing her hair, doing her nails, giving her massages and things of that sort are impressive to a lady.  I know some guys have a problem with being “sensitive”, but you have to be a little sensitive since most women are and it is women that you are trying to please. Also it’s not the big, mega things you do that count, it’s the little things.  If you know what her favorite candy, chips, or what some of her likes are, then play off of those. You’ll be surprised at the reaction you get; it’s letting her know that you pay attention to detail, and she’ll appreciate you for caring, more than she will appreciate a guy that pays her cell phone bill (which she probably uses to call other men).

I don’t have too much more to say on this topic, but I’m sure Mr. Green can elaborate further than I can.~~
**I’m sure I can elaborate, BUT we will save that for part two. In essence my friends, Miss Marcia wants you to think a little. Gold digging is one example, but be aware of what it is about you that attracts a woman the most. Often times you may think she’s all about you, when she may not. If you happen to lose the 1 thing she is with you for, you will lose her too. So my brothers, get your mind right and don’t let your little head do all the thinking. Be smart fellas, you know if she’s playing you for a fool. Stop buying stuff for her, and start doing small things, if she doesn’t appreciate that, leave, cause then she doesn’t appreciate you.**
*~~Miss Marcia~~ & **Green**

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

For The Ladies: Part I

Another Blog from Miss Marcia, ENJOY:

This is mainly for my ladies, young women, teens all of you that fall within this category.  Throughout my years of dating even as far back as high school I’ve encountered different types of personalities and been through enough crap to write a book about so its time for me to pass some of my knowledge along to those you who may need it.  So here we go.

Ladies it doesn’t matter what kind of body the guy may have or how extremely fine he may be.  Sometimes his looks don’t match up with his personality at all.  He could be very arrogant and disrespectful and they tend to draw the most attention and think that all the women want them.  Sometimes they just know they could pull any woman they want and could care less about you, but will tell you what you want to hear just to string you along.  I’m not saying all guys with a tight bod and hot looks are this way, you just have to make sure they have a personality because when people ask you what’s so great about your man and all you can say is “His body is off the chain” or “He is so fine” then you might want to rethink the reason why you started seeing this person.

Next it doesn’t matter what kind of car he may have and other materialistic things he may have.  He can drive the most beat up car on the face of this earth but have his isht together.  These fellas riding around in their tricked out cars spend most of their money in their cars and try to live above their means sometimes.  It’s funny to me to see a guy with a really nice car but then find out that’s where his money has gone.  These music videos are part of the blame because it has them thinking that’s what women go for, NOT always the case.  Women chasing men because of what they have is not a nice look, he can have all the nicest things in the world but then turn out to be the biggest a-hole you’ve ever met.  I have more to say about this, but I’ll write that in a different blog.  You have to thoroughly check guys out ladies, because for all you know he could be a big time drug dealer. IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY LADIES!!!!
Ok now this is from personal experience and I know some young women (teenagers especially) think it’s cute.  DATING A THUG IS NOT CUTE!!!! LOL.  What do you have to brag about, “Oh girl my man he….” He does what? What can he do?  That’s all I have to say about this subject matter before I get upset.
Ladies, ladies, ladies, I have seen this one too many times and I am going to say something about it.  If you portray yourself as a hoochie or a ho then guess what?  Right, you’ll get treated as such.  You may steal all the looks in the room but the fellas will be focused more on your ASSets and “hitting that” than getting to know you.  While I’m speaking on the clubbing scene, that’s usually not the best place to meet a guy at either.  Sometimes the fellas are just there to see whom they go home with, don’t get me wrong now;  Some people have had great success meeting their “guy” at the club. 

There will be more to come because all of a sudden I have a lot to say, but I will end this blog with something for my teenage girls that are about to go off to college.  Please be careful, fresh meat does get preyed upon and also the fraternity scene is interesting, but don’t become a Frat Groupie (not cute).

*Miss Marcia



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Monday, August 4, 2008

Take the Chance to be Happy...

Today I start a new job.  Yay, right? Yay and nay. I do start a new job, in which I feel I will be happier, but at the same time, I will be making less money (I hear part time).  But in maturing, I've learned that happiness can not be based on the size of your wallet.


I know a number of wealthy people who are dissatisfied with life.  Well they are financially wealthy. Me, I am wealthy, but in a different way.  I have continuous, unquantifiable happiness.  Death, robbery, illness; and your money is gone, but nothing can take away my personal joy.


In life, a lot people are missing happiness because they are settling. They will sacrifice happiness for money, love, sex, attention, promotion, acceptance, what have you, and that is honestly sad to me. I look at it like this. Although I'll be making less money NOW, through my joy, it will open opportunities for growth, and believe, if not soon, before I die I will be making financial withdraws from my bank account with a $1,000,000 balance, I claim that.


A lot of people now are stuck in jobs, wondering why they can't grow, wondering why they haven't been promoted. Well, when you enter your job looking like the dog pissed on your head, no one is going to want you in a higher position. I think I'm done on this subject, basically what I'm saying:


STOP SELLING YOURSELF SHORT BECAUSE OF YOUR OWN AGENDA. OPEN YOURSELF TO CHANCE. ALLOW GOD TO WORK. SO BUSY TRYING TO STRUCTURE YOUR LIFE, YOU AREN'T LETTING LIFE LIVE ITSELF. ESSENTIALLY YOU ARE MISSING OUT BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING TO GET IN.


You'll get it eventually.


*Green

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ungrateful Black Folk

I would like to thank Miss Marcia for today's contribution. I needed a little "vacation" from the mental turmoil of this job transition, so she provided some words of her own for me.

Thanks,
*Green

Today I’m going to write about taking things for granted or shall I say, being ungrateful. I’m not sure if a lot of people are aware but on Tuesday July 29th an article popped up in the news about a couple getting ready to lose their house that Extreme Home Makeover had built for them. This house was built in 2005, it’s worth $450,000. On top of that, $250,000 was raised as a contribution to the family for home maintenance and upkeep. The family decided to put the house up as collateral for a loan since they were trying to start a construction business, which later failed. Being unable to repay the loan, the house underwent foreclosure.

Now I’m sorry, but there is no way in this world I would put up any (paid for) home to start a business. So they go from having a crappy house, to a free, nice house, to no house at all. The video on YouTube.com (Extreme Makeover) is just sickening at how nice this house is and the reporter tries to sugar coat the story saying that all the kids were out of the house and the family desired a smaller home.

The part of the story that really disturbs me is the fact that they are an African American couple. I’m sorry but this makes us look bad, like we are not thankful for the things that are given to us. Now I did not catch the episode of Extreme Home Makeover that this house was featured on in 2005 but I’m sure this family was ecstatic when the house was revealed to them and they just let it go down the drain. God blessed them with something good and they just let it go away. Now I’m not completely sure how the family is living at the moment, but a few questions had raised to my head such as “what made them want to go into the construction business?”, “why put up their beautiful home?” There are so many more questions that just leave me with asking “Why?”

It looks like GREED one of the 7 sins took over them and now look at where it got them. Sitting around looking crazy and ungrateful and yes in the article the people that helped build this house are highly upset at this couple. Keep in mind when watching the video below that this is the LARGEST HOUSE EVER BUILT ON EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER.

*Miss Marcia



Miss Marcia

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