Friday, March 28, 2008

Dear America, WTF

I know this is the land of opportunity, free speech, free expression and all that good stuff but some folks just insist on doing the most. The video below is self explanatory. I'm not even going to touch on Tyra Banks and her show right now but clearly she's treading in Jerry Springer waters with this one.

And yes the picture is REAL (you know I aim to make this blog the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth).

Thomas Beatie is a transgender male and he's 22 weeks pregnant (he's due July 3, 2008). Thomas still has a vagina, but he's legally male. He shares his life with his legal wife, Nancy. Thomas gave a first person account to the Advocate (full story can be found at on how he came to be pregnant with a baby girl: "Ten years ago, when Nancy and I became a couple, the idea of us having a child was more dream than plan. I always wanted to have children. However, due to severe endometriosis 20 years ago, Nancy had to undergo a hysterectomy and is unable to carry a child. But after the success of our custom screen-printing business and a move from Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest two years ago, the timing finally seemed right. I stopped taking my bimonthly testosterone injections. It had been roughly eight years since I had my last menstrual cycle, so this wasn’t a decision that I took lightly. My body regulated itself after about four months, and I didn’t have to take any exogenous estrogen, progesterone, or fertility drugs to aid my pregnancy."

He says that not many people in his community know about his pregnancy, although I'm not really sure how thats possible if 1..this appeared in a National publication...2...or unless he hasn't and plans to not leave his house for the next few months. He said they have "begun experiencing opposition from people who are upset by our situation. Doctors have discriminated against us, turning us away due to their religious beliefs. Health care professionals have refused to call me by a male pronoun or recognize Nancy as my wife. Receptionists have laughed at us. Friends and family have been unsupportive; most of Nancy’s family doesn’t even know I’m transgender."

Thanks for the suggestion, Nate! America misses you!

Monday, March 24, 2008

WTF is Pinkberry???

Sooo...I'm doing research for a project and looking into some new, hip, and cutting edge brands/products. Pinkberry came to mind then I realized I have absolutely no idea what the hell it is. I've never actually had Pinkberry (clearly I am out of the loop on this one) but have heard all sorts of people rave about how good it is.

Now, many of you will think the next statement is absurd and I have received intense criticism about what I'm about to say...I don't like ice cream or any other sweetened milk based product (this includes smoothies made with milk or frozen yougurt and milkshakes). I know, I know...I'm a girl I'm suppose to be able to eat a gallon and LOVE every cold, milky, melty spoonful. Nope...I'll pass.

So back to Pinkberry, I've heard that its not ice cream (BTW Coldstone Creamery is a bonafide waste of money...just go to Baskin Robin's or Dairy Queen...tried and true for years and sooo much cheaper. I've heard comparisons to TastiDelight (Don't really know what TastDelight is either). But the most ridiculous thing I've heard about Pinkberry is that their are only 2 flavors. Come on folks....seriously....SERIOUSLY...2 Flavors?!?!? People are going crazy over 2 damn flavors. Even Pepsi and Coke come in more than 2 flavors. I think people just really get caught up in the hype. It's really kinda sad. If I follow the 2 flavor model and the unknown factor of Pinkberry, I'm pretty sure I could bottle air and sell it to the masses for a ridiculous price and make millions (I wrote it here so if anyone steals that I will sue :0))

Just so we all are clear this is not a criticism of anyone who enjoys and is addicted to Pinkberry. Please continue to indulge. Just someone please tell me what the hell it is and what makes it soooo freaking good. And the answer better not have the word SOY anywhere in it...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 Unbelievable NYC Experience

Went up to 42nd to pick up friends who are in town visiting for the weekend. It's about 4:15PM...train is pretty packed. We get to Broadway/Nassau on the A. The doors open people start getting off, people start shuffling in. All of sudden we (friends and I) hear a loud thud...turn towards the door we see a woman flat on her back. Then we hear another woman say:

"Don't ever do that again! Now get off the train!"

Couple of people on the train say "DAMN!" or "OH SHIT!"

Next thing you know the woman laying on her back is up...disoriented...but up. She starts swinging her purse. Other woman gets off the train and starts beating the woman swinging the purse's ass on the platform.

Now I neglected to mention that the train was crowded with several ghetto individuals....yup..Loud and Rowdy. So they're at the door watching this fight. Doors start to close. A man with gold teeth (I'm soooo starts yelling

"Don't let the doors close...this ain't her stop she has to get on".

The other ghetto folks start saying:

"Come on Ma, you got her...get on...hurry up". Mind you they don't know the chick fighting. She gets on...doors close...train pulls out of the station.

So basically at Broadway/Nassau there was some poor chick that got ambushed on her way out of the train. Probably has witnesses but the perpetrator is gone.

ON THE TRAIN...the loud and rowdy bunch are hype. Again...they don't know this chick. And she's not loud and rowdy...she's just trying to read her People and calm down. Finally somebody asked her what happened that caused all that to go down...

As she was stepping onto the train the woman was walking off. She bumped into the woman and said excuse me BUT the woman proceeded to shove her out of the way. So she grabbed her by the back of her head...pulled her back onto the train by her hair and basically threw her to the ground...UNBELIEVABLE...

Monday, March 17, 2008

America's Next Top...Angry Black Woman...

How is it that Toccarra made it through the many rounds of criticism on America's Next Top Model and was voted off but she can't seem to handle criticism from a panel on a show for self-improvement?? And why the hell is she on this show in the first place if she loves herself soo much?? Oh yea...Hollywood...the most addictive drug in the world...Doing the most, Toccarra...Doing the MOST!

Friday, March 14, 2008

This 1's a "Wynn"er....

Keith Olbermann's special comment on Hillary Clinton supporter Geraldine Ferraro's racist and divisive statements and Hillary's inaction to distance herself from them. The video is a tad long but definitely worth every second. BE INFORMED FOLKS!

Thanks Josh!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mass Email does not = Chat Room

Mass emails are great for and should be used for 1 purpose and 1 purpose alert/inform a large group of people. That, in my opinion, is it. I feel like when people receive mass mailings they sometimes forget what the intention of the email really was. It's not an opportunity to catch up with someone else in the chain in front of everyone else. It's not an opportunity to get your 15 seconds of fame by trying to make a witty comment or joke. If thats the type of attention you seek...start a damn blog. Then you can say whatever you want, have your reader's full attention and know that the individuals reading are at least half way interested in whatever nonsense you have to say.

I can't understand why people hit "reply all" when they have a specific comment to the sender or the last person that made a comment when their comment and/or question has nothing to do with the subject of the email.

If what you have to say pertains to the whole group... AWESOME. If not, there is a good chance that everyone else 1. doesn't need to know...2. doesn't want to know...3. couldn't care less.

I tried to bite my tongue...I really did...


Friday, March 7, 2008

Eavesdropping in Chipotle

I went to Chipotle for lunch today. Somehow I still haven't learned that from 11-2 it should be off limits cause its ridiculously packed. Anyway, while I'm standing in line by myself I overhear a conversation between 2 guys standing behind me. Typically when I'm somewhere by myself I'm eavesdropping on other's conversations. Usually my focus dips in and out as different words spark my interest. The 1 guy had the audacity to say

"Sure I'll go on a cruise with her....doesn't mean anything and she can pay for all of it"

I wish a N***A would! I'd be DAMNED if I spend my hard earned money to pay for a cruise for someone that doesn't mean anything. This isn't even about emotions, expectations, sex...IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO DAMN SENSE!!!! Really, male or female who the hell is going to spend money to take someone on vacation that they aren't feeling....seriously. I swear this is a quick way to get cut and I don't mean cut in the figurative sense.

TGIF :0)


Thursday, March 6, 2008

DNC....what's really going on

I promise my blog is not turning int a political platform. I just have to speak on some shadiness...

So while at dinner last night, my cousin was explaining to me this situation going on involving Florida, Michigan and the Democratic National Convention. I did some background reading to try to be sure my facts were at least half way straight before starting this post. I know folks tend to be sensitive about politics especially this race. Heaven forbid I misrepresent a detail. If by chance I do get something wrong...understand that the point of this posting is more for others to seek more information. I know my ass is not nor will I ever be a political analyst. apparently in January Michigan and Florida took it upon themselves to hold primaries before the DNC had scheduled them to. As a penalty it was decided that those votes would not be counted. Everyone, including all 3 candidates agreed with this and also agreed to not campaign in those states. The race kept rolling, Edwards drops out and Obama springs ahead of Hilary. As we all saw Hilary started getting desperate (remember the pics of Obama in Muslim garb). Then she starts campaigning in Florida. UH...didn't they agree NOT to campaign in that state (the article I read on quoted Hilary saying she would "find a way to seat the delegations from Michigan and Florida.") The DNC has started talking about possibly counting the votes from January or (even worst) allowing those states to vote again. I forgot to mention that Hilary "won" those early primaries.

So folks a few things to consider:

1. Is the DNC trying to right a wrong with a wrong?
2. Has the DNC had in mind who they wanted as the Democratic nominee all along and the last few months has been nothing but a show. And now the DNC is scared that without these 2 states their preferred may not win.

You be the judge.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Obama vs Principal Clinton

I'm very intrigued by the race between Obama and Clinton for the democratic nomination. How crazy is it that these 2 alone have dramatically changed the face of politics and the race for the white house. Just think about how boring the election would be if it weren't for them...Another thing to think about is could you realistically even see any other candidates for the democratic nomination? I feel like when they both decided to run for office, there was a great deal of skepticism but that has all since died and the country seems to be completely comfortable with the idea of a woman or a black man leading the country. Change is good and I am impressed with the country's open-mindedness.

The fact that Clinton won last night added to the drama and suspense of the race. The media has a tendecy to do the MOST and ride a story till the wheels fall off. But this is one of the few things on TV that doesn't get old. Maybe other people are over it but I want to watch, I can't not watch.

Just a few things to note:

Hillary Clinton reminds me of a high school principal. If you ever had a female principal you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. Not a soccer mom AT ALL. Always in a suit of some sort. Intimdating in a weird way. Like if you were to pass her in a hall she'd make you feel like your were guilty of something even if you hadn't done anything. And when you ovehear her say "My husband" or "My daughter" you find it hard to belive that she's married and wonder who the hell would marry her and knowingly conceive a child. Then wonder what the child could possibly look or be like. Am I the only one that had these experiences in high school...?

As far as Obama, he embodies everything that comes to mind when you think of the persona and demeanor of a president. Dignified, strong presence, the ability to be friendly but also convey that he means business at the same time. Everyone is familiar with the "Yes We Can" video right.....have you seen The Nutty Professor....remember when Professor Klump is sitting on the couch watching the exercise video...remember when he starts stomping his foot and yelling "YES I CAN!!!!". Thats what I'm reminded of everytime I hear that slogan. I tried to find the youtube video but apparently the world is more fascinated with the fart scene from the Klumps....sigh....


Monday, March 3, 2008

If only I had a nerf bat...

Maybe I'm a little high strung...maybe a tad aggressive...a bit angry...irritated to a point of violence...whatever the case may be I have a strong desire for a nerf bat. I just would like to be able to smack folks upside the head without severely injurying them. Just enough to kinda cause a slight shock...with the look like "I can't belive she just hit me with a nerf bat!"

People just say and do dumb stuff. I really have a low tolerance and patience for stupidity. I could use it while at work (Monday status...I would hit people for GP)...on the train (screaming,crying babies...smack the mom and the child)...slow walking NYC tourists...(Welcome to NYC and walk faster biatch)...

Seriously though people are daft beyond belief. Think about all the stupidity you encounter day-to-day. Couldn't you benefit from having a nerf bat on hand???

Perhaps I need counseling and not weapons.....whatevs...I can't be bothered. Violence may not be the answer but its a damn good solution. GIVE ME A BAT!!!


PS...I just got an email that says "Please consider the environment before you print this email"....WTF...I'll print what I want, when I a matter of fact I'm going to print it right now out of spite. Stuff like that pisses me off. Thats like a dunkin dougnuts bag saying something like "consider the homeless before you throw out that half a bagel"....