Monday, February 8, 2010

Sorry '10!!

Hey Everyone!!!

Ok...I guess the first thing I'm gon' do is get down on 1 knee and scream..."I AM SO SORRY!!" for going away from blogger without an official bye bye!...hmm...that kinda reminds me of someone I know...hmm..Ahem! Yardy!!
Seriously all, I'm sorry. It was not intentional. Some issues needed tending to.

Now let me officially wish everyone a happy new year! (What??!!! Wake up gurlfriend!It's the second month of the year already! HELLOOOO!!! Earth calling Mars!) Yeah. I know. But I believe a new year does not necessary mean a 1st of January event! It signifies a new beginning - new lives, changes from good girl to better girl to best girl to..uh...you know....It also involves a conscious determination to achieve something you did not achieve last year. Like becoming a lot friendlier than you have always been, like saving, like looking in the mirror a lot more....yeah!That's the point ain't it? =)

As for me, I have decided to change some things about myself that are "not-so-good' and improve on those things that are kinda-ok-but-needs-a-lil-work. And I've also decided not to go AWOL on blogger again. I believe this year's gon' be a great year for every one of us if we determine to make a lil change here and there where it is needed. For a part of this year, I'm gon' be discussing on some mirror-gazing issues...lyk...uh...lemme save that for my next post.

Once again, Happy New year folks! And don't forget to take a sneak peek at the mirror everyday. It ain't gon' hurt.

Hastalavista!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mirror, mirror on the wall........

Hey!!!
Now don't start complainin' cuz we're gonna be having this mirror talk for as long as long can be! Don't worry tho'. It'l only gets better as time goes by.

Anywayz this one goes awt to the blokes! Yup!! You didn't think I'd be lashing out on the ladies all the time, did you? Not on your lives dudes!!lol

Alright. Check this awt. I'm taking a hike as usual (I do get bored and i need to get some fresh air sometimes!), and I see this really cute bloke!Lyk he was drop dead gorgeous!!Woah!!!(Ok. I'm lyk way outta ma league now, but I gotta appreciate beauty when I see it.....ryt?)

So I keep walking, cuz this cutie's kinda far away, and I move on to get a good look......and BANG!!!!! I get hit by a meteor from outter space!! Ok that's not true...at least I'm alive ryt? But ya see, this "cutie" looked like something out of a "halloween rejects" catalog....and it wasn't even halloween!!! Gosh! For all the cuteness, his dress sense was way outta line! Now that was so annoying cuz I was beginning to ....um......

Well let's not go into whatever was running through ,my mind.lol. I'd rather tell ya what was goin on b4 my eyes!! Now this guy's bouncing along (dunno wot U dudes think. that limp...or whatever you do in the name of a swaggerlicious walking style really sucks!) in a pair of faded jeans, which would have been really cool but for the fact that it was actually faded. Lyk it had been washed a thousand times over!! He also had on a white t-shirt....or was supposed to be putting on a white t-shirt, except it wasn't exactly white...more like creamy brown!!!(Trust me on this one y'all! I Ain't joking!!)

Y'all got an idea of how massive the meteor was now?lol.....My analysis ain't complete without a proper scrutinization of the element of matter he had on his legs....(I'm a scientist! what daya expect?lol) Ok he was donnin' these cool pair of sneakers. Well I gotta hand it to the guy. I loved those shoes!! There was only one thing wrong with them...they just didn't go with the drab clothes!!

Now don't get me wrong. I ain't got issues with this guy. I"ve never met the guy.....not even in my nightmares. But let's face it...girls ain't the only ones who have issues with the fashion police! In fact some guys need to be imprisoned for life! Take our 'cutie' for example. He just missed the opportunity of a lifetime. I'm sure i wasn't the only one who got hit by the meteor! How could such a handsome guy leave his crib without taking a sneak peek at the mirror? I'm pretty sure we al know what would have conspired between him and his reflection!!

To all ma pretty guyz ova there...yes you...(don't take my word for it tho"...lol), the mirror was never created with a "girl" tag on it. It is an instrument for everyone. So I guess the next time you wanna go on a stroll, do a lil "mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most ........of all?"


AND DON'T GO NOWHERE UNLESS YOU GET A FAVOURABLE ANSWER OUTTA DAT THING!!Trust me... U don't wanna be the latest topic for some girly gist!!

Ciao!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Not so fast!!!

Hey y'all!! Sure we've been having a swell time staring at the mirror and trying to take a chance at change. For those of you who've actually tried it, kudos!!! To those of you who are probably wondering "what's with you and the mirror?", well lets just say, like a friend of mine rightly pointed out, it ain't just a shiny piece of glass. It's more than a lil' piece of vanity.

Bla bla bla.....well that's not the point. As of now, there's a whole new reason why we should spend some time with our reflections. Do you ever stop to think about what the heck is going on around you? Like yeah, sometimes it really ain't a pretty sight, but then living life on the fast lane ain't such a smart idea either. Well I'ma tell y'all a pweety lil story to drive home my point.

A cocky business man rapidly wound his way through the traffic in his brand new Jaguar. Suddenly a brick - seemingly thrown from the side of the street - bashed into the side door of the elegant machine.

The man slammed on the brakes, leaped from the car and quickly grabbed a kid and pushed him against a wall. "What was that all about, punk?" he snarled. "That's a brand new car and that brick you just threw at it is gonna cost you or your dad a lot of money!!"

The kid was crying,"Please, mister, I'm sorry, but I didn't know what else to do! I threw the brick because no one else would stop."

Tears poured down his dirty face as he pointed to another boy, lying by the sidewalk. "That's my brother," he said; "He rolled his wheelchair off the curb and fell in the gutter, and I can't lift him up. I'm not strong enough. Please sir, would you help me get him back into his wheelchair, 'cuz he's too heavy for me. Then you can do with me whatever you want about your car." The businessman suddenly had a lump in his throat. He lifted the fallen young man back into the wheelchair and took his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts. He found the kid a coke from a nearby machine.

"Thanks, mister," said the first boy. "Now what are you going to do to me?" The man just hugged the kid and said, "Go on, son. And bless you." The fellow never did repair his Jag. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone would have to throw a brick at him to get his attention.

Now we might not have Jags with dents on 'em to remind us, like the dude. As a matter of fact, you don't own a Jag! (C'mon. Admit it!!lol). But it's high time we stopped for a second. We still gotta look in the mirror and go "Hey hun, not so fast!" at our reflections. There's a lot of stuff going on around us. Real crazy stuff. And we really cannot make any change in our environments if we see nothing wrong in it! Life's short. And rushing through it only makes it shorter. So sweethearts, stop fo' a sec. Chill.Look in the mirror. Then look around you. You'll see what i'm talking about.

L8r folks!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Look in the mirror! Seriously!!!!!!

Hope y'all have been learning. Well I have...tho' I'm the one writting..lol
Well the time has come for us to take things a wee bit personal. Yup!I'm serious. This goes awt to all my ladies!(Yeah! put your hands up!lol) We gotta look in the mirror galz! Yeah.I know what u'r thinking. "Hey! Lyk I do that a million times in the day fo' your info!". I know that sweetheart. I do too. But some of us look in the mirror everyday without actually seeing! Uh huh. I ain't nuts. This is a serious issue!!

Now check this out. I was taking a leisurely hike with a girlfriend of mine, and I saw this masquerade! For real!! I was mesmerized! It wasn't like we were having a carnival or something! Why the show? Well being the inquisitive girl that I am,(trust me, I AM inquisitive!), I cautiously walked up to the "stuff" and DANG!!!!!! It was a friend of mine....hidden behind a kaleidoscope of colours, also known as make-up!!!!! Now I know you'll be screaming "Jeez girl...you're exaggerating!!!". But believe me when I say that I am serious. I saw what I saw!!

Now lemme paint a picture of what she had on her face...(Yeah ryt....I've got enough colour.I got 'em from her face.lol). Ok...I'll start from the hair. That was gold!!!Then the eye brows were lined with maroon red eye pencil!Lemon green eye shadow, blush (that was pink), oily lip gloss.....I'm sure you now understand my initial enthusiasm at seeing a masquerade on a hot, sunny afternoon!!!lol. Now I'm not going to describe her outfit. She might read this someday and remember...(u know what can happen..lol).

Thinking about this, I really wonder if she took a look at the mirror before she stepped outta her house that day. I mean seriously! Even Johnny Bravo does that, and he's a brainless oaf!lol. It would have saved her a lot of embarrassment that day(I wasn't the only one who saw that). At least maybe she would have had a rethink about the colour spree when her reflection goes "hey girl you aint pretty!lol)

Ladies, we love looking good. At least I do. Now and then we do want the guys in the hood to go gaga. But let's face it. That can't happen if we do not take a good look at ourselves before we step out everyday....or can it? Oh yeah!It can. They'll go gaga alright - with laughter!!!You'll be the talk of the day!!I wouldn't want that for myself, and I'm sure you wouldn't either.

I guess this is it. Get a really cute mirror and each day, look in it till you can confidently say "mehn I'm pretty!!"lol

Catch y'all later!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

OMG!!

Hey y'all!!
Here's are 2 stories I think u'l enjoy. They are a true stories, and they are related. Read on to find out.........

Story 1

Al Capone was the biggest Goonda (miscreant) in Chicago USA. Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for making the windy city 'first' in everything, from bottle-legged booze, to prostitution, to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed 'Easy Eddie'. He was his lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but also Eddie got special dividends. For instance, ha and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire block. He gave little consideration to the attrocities going on around him. Eddie did have one soft spot, however. He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had the best of everything: clothes, cars and good education. Nothing was withheld. Price was no object. And despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong. Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.

Yet with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn't pass on: a good name and a good example. One day, Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify the wrongs he had done. He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al "Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name and offer his son some semblance of integrity.

To do this, he would have to testify against The Mob, and he knew the cost would be great. So, he testified. Within the year, Easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago Street. But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he would ever pay.

Story 2

World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O' Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific. One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank. He would not have enough fuel to complete his mision and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to return to the carrier.

Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and back to the fleet. As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold. A squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding their way towards the American fleet. The American fighters were all gone on a sortie, and they were all but defenseless. He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet, nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger.

There was only one thing to do. He must somehow divert them from the fleet.

Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he drove into the formation of the Japanese planes. Wing-mounted 50 calibres blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation, and fired at as many planes as possible until his ammunition was finally spent. Undaunted, he continued the assault. He drove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible and rendering them unfit to fly.

Finally, possibly thinking more American fighters were on the way, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction. Deeply relieved, Butch O' Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier. Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event on his return. The film from the gun camera mounted on his plane told the tale. It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet. He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft.

This took place on February 20th, 1942, and for that action, Butch became the Navy's first Ace of W.W.II, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. A year later, Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29. His hometown would not allow the memory of this W.W. II hero to fade, and today O' Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man. So the next time you find yourself at O' Hare International, give some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his Medal of Honor. It's located between Terminals 1 and 2.

SO WHAT DO THESE TWO STORIES HAVE IN TO DO WITH EACH OTHER?
In the first story, Easy Eddie's full name was Edward O' Hare. BUTCH O' HARE WAS HIS SON!!!!!



Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The girl in the mirror

Hey everyone!
This is my first blog, and tho' there's gonna be some more, I just want us to chew on this one 4 a while.

Micheal Jackson was someone whose life made a remarkable impact on mine, and that of lotsa peeps. The words of his song always struck a chord, and one of such songs is the title of this blog (I had to modify it cuz i"m a girl...lol). The song, "Man in the mirror" really got me thinking, and I believe its gonna do the same to y"all.

Most times we look at the world, and every day we see more and more evil. IN our opinion, there's nothing to be thankful for. Total chaos is the order of the day!An earthquake in Indonesia! A tsunami in New Orleans!!ASUU strike in Nigeria!!!Need I say more?!

We all want change. I do too. But lets face it. We just cant do it on our own. Or can we?Micheal Jackson has given us a clue on how to go about it: START WITH THE MAN (OR GIRL OR BOY...OR WHAT EVER GENDER YOU ARE..LOL) IN THE MIRROR!! Friends, Change begins with you. You can"t expect the world to become an Eden in a day! But if you begin with yourself, striving each day to be the best you can be, lending a helping hand, wearing a smile (even with all the make-up), we can make a difference. Imagine how beautiful the world would be if everyone took a chance at change!It would be wonderful.

Think about this folks. Start with that guy in the mirror. Ask him to change his ways. Determine everyday to turn a new leaf, and the world will be a better place for us all!!I'ma begin now. How about u?