Friday, July 30, 2010

Playing Part-Time Mommy

Right now, there are toys in my rear passenger cup holder.

A few weeks earlier, it was candy.

The culprits? No, not little cousins or the little ones I mentor (sporadically... shame on me).

No, this auto desecration is done at the hands of my new "friend's" two little girls.

How did this happen? How did I get here?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Morning Randomness

Kat Williams is a fool... but this ish right here nigga... this ish right here?! (I couldn't resist) This is TROOF

And yeah I know it's old but dammit I'm feeling like that tiger so here it is:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Late Night Randomness: "Fifteen"

So this song was on last night when me & my newest friend went out for dinner.

'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen, don't forget to look before you fall
I've found time can heal almost anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be at fifteen.

So what the hell is the excuse when you're 25?
(Ironically, I was super jaded at 15 and had a superb emotional wall built up.)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Afternoon Quickie: "Secrets of Extreme Savers"

Yahoo! Finance has an article today featuring five individuals/families who are great at saving money.
This article caught my eye today because I am trying to get on the right path as far as saving and spending my money wisely. I am prone to impromptu shopping trips and splurging on food and drinks when I go out with friends, but I realize that I have to make some serious changes if I want to meet my goals. What are those? Retirement by age 45 (but 40 would be ideal) so that I can dedicate the majority of my time to my future non-profit organizations. The issue is how to go about achieving this. I have a path laid out in my head, but the first step starts now with my spending and saving habits. So I am going to try to apply some of these common-sense but easier-said-than-done principles for saving now.

The five "secrets" were as follows:

1. Avoid Debt
I'm starting out way behind the couple in the article... hello, student loans, car note, credit cards! But the good news is that I'm not creating any new (non-work related) debt, and I'm chipping away at the existing debt. It's a slow go for now, but once business picks up I plan on being debt free (excluding mortgage) within five years.

2. Delay Gratification
Ugh... I have zero will power and have to have what I want when I want it! But this is something that I am improving on, so yay :)

3. Create Multiple Streams of Income
Now THIS... this I can do. It's what I'm trying to do doing now (speaking prosperity into existence).

4. Live Below Your Means
Kinda doing this now... After all, I am living rent-free... That counts, right?

5. Cut Down on Everyday Expenses
Cups, it looks like I can't visit you every day for my blondie fix. Guess regular old home-brewed coffee will have to do...

For the actual article, click here.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Incongruency of the American Justice System

A White cop kills an unarmed Black man by shooting him in the back of the head as he lay on the ground. Numerous witnesses and video evidence. What does he get? Two to four years, involuntary manslaughter.

Meanwhile, two Black women sit in prison facing life sentences. The crime they are accused of? A robbery of $11.  The Scott Sisters have spent 15 years in prison for a crime that others involved in the crime have affirmed they had nothing to do with.

The say "justice is blind," but there are definitely three things "justice" takes note of: money, race, and the badge. Then it protects you or screws you, accordingly.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Faith or Foolishness?

Over the past several months, I have been hearing a statement over and over: "Life is too short to work a job that you hate." It's resonated with me because for the past two years I've been doing just that. Although I've moved around a little bit in the agency and done several different jobs, I'm not happy here. I've gotten to that all-too-familiar point where I hate getting up in the morning to come in, and it's a chore to be pleasant to people because I genuinely don't like it here.
On top of that, there is the fact that working an 8-to-5 definitely limits how much real estate I can do. Sure I can go knock on doors, make calls and meet with clients after work... On one of the few evenings that I'm not in class. Evening networking events are out. I already miss out on some of the meetings/lead generation building because they occur during work hours. And then there's that whole life thing... I'd like to have one of those! Things would be so much smoother if I had time during the day to work on my career instead of being stuck at the job.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Things My Future Husband Should Know: The Davis Clan

I started this back in April... SMH @ myself! So I just decided to post what I have. Lazy, I know!

Although I'm an only child, please don't think you got off easy, Future Hubby. There may not be any big brothers to grill you or sisters to give me their nitty-gritty opinion of you, but I have a wonderful substitute: a whole gang of cousins, aunts and uncles known as The Davis Clan. To help you out, here are a few tips to help you get your mind right.

Reasons & Seasons

They say people come into your life for a reason and a season. It seems like the last couple of guys I've had some sort of relationship with was to help me get over the previous one. SupaBlack was put in place to help me get over PsychoEx. HWHadNT helped me get over SupaBlack. Now Bartender, to a much lesser degree, is helping me get over HWHadNT... But in my head I'm thinking "ENOUGH!"

Friday, July 2, 2010

Quote of the Day

Actually this is tweet of the day... yesterday.

from  @Slaus
If Elin got caught with 20 dicks in her mouth, dudes everywhere would endorse Tiger killing her azz. But because tiger gotta pay, yall mad?

"Christian with a side of..."

For quite a while now I've been pondering this post but wasn't sure whether I should share it or keep my thoughts to myself. I've been bolstered by the fact that I'm starting to read more and more people who are somewhat on the same wavelength. Maybe people are starting to open up some when it comes to religion. I am.

I was raised in a Christian home and from an early age I've known the Bible. I pretty much accepted what I was taught as being it. When I became a teenager, I began to question some things but was discouraged from voicing those questions because it was"wrong" to do so. Now I'm coming to accept the fact that my beliefs do not completely line up with traditional Christian thinking.