Thursday, May 30, 2013

Awkward Conversation Of The Week....(When Texting Goes Wrong)

OK--so.  I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a great texter.  Even worse when it comes to talking on the phone.  The problem with both forms of communication is most people lack the spirit of brevity.  I like for people to get to the point and get there quickly.  So, miss me with the 8 minute voicemails, the 5 page emails and this:   

40 Year-Old Male Friend:  Can I ask you a question?

******* 40 minutes goes by 'cuz I'm not a reliable texter *********
Me:  What's up?  

40 Year-Old Male Friend:  Are you mad at me?

******* 50 minutes goes by 'cuz I'm not a reliable texter *********

Me: Huh?  What do you mean?

40 Year-Old Male Friend: 
Well, I sent you a few text messages the other day and you never responded.  Then I called and left you a message yesterday, and you didn't call back.  Have I done something to offend you or something?  Are you mad at me?  Because if I've done something, please let me know.  Or if you just want me to leave you alone, just let me know and I won't bother you.  I'm just trying to figure out if I made you mad or something. So, are you mad at me?

Me: *Blank Stare*   *Sigh*

So yeah, at that point, I just went ahead and stop responding altogether.   

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tie Tuesday (He Needs No Introduction)

Like him or not, you gotta respect his swag.  And that's all I'm sayin... 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Just When I Thought I'd Seen It All, God Said Not So Fast (Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods & European Tour CEO)

Lord.  *sigh*  Yes--I started a post with a call-out to LJC (Lord Jesus Christ).  *heating up my prayer oil lamp, lighting a candle*  Yes--it's that bad.  

So, listen.  Everybody knows Tiger Woods, right?  Well--for the past few weeks, he and Sergio Garcia, a professional golfer from Spain have been going back and forth in a war of words.  The two men have been going at it since The Player's Championship earlier this month.  That's when Sergio implied that Tiger had purposely stirred up the gallery when he was playing a shot.  Tiger snapped back and said he wasn't surprised that Sergio was complaining.   *cue the dramatic music*  
Sergio Garcia

Everything came to a screeching halt earlier this week when Sergio answered a question at a European Tour players dinner about getting together with Tiger at the U.S. Open. Sergio jokingly answered: 

"We'll have him 'round every night.  We will serve fried chicken."

*blank stare* 

I know what you're thinking: He said what?!?! Rewind that.  Did he say, "We will serve fried chicken?"  He said it alright.  

But wait, there's more.  After Sergio apologized publicly for his racist remark, the CEO of the European Tour, George O'Grady was asked to give a comment about the situation.  And what did he say? 

"Most of Sergio's friends are colored athletes in the United States."

Mr. O'Grady has since apologized as well.  *sigh* 

I could go on and on about this, but I won't.  It is what it is.  Sad, really.  And totally unacceptable.  These comments were hurtful to Tiger Woods, but they also demonstrate irresponsible ignorance and a lack of sensitivity towards African Americans. 

Sergio's remarks were wrong.  George O'Grady's remarks were wrong.  Plain and simple.  Both men have apologized, but is it enough?  No, it's not.  Not without consequences.  This is definitely an opportunity to educate, and teach right from wrong. But it's also an opportunity to show that these racially offensive and inappropriate statements will not be tolerated.  Will the PGA do the right thing and take a stand?  I sure hope so.  

 Ok, I'm done.  *blows out my prayer oil lamp and candle*    

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tie Tuesday (Cuteness Meter Just Exploded!)

Look at that beautiful brown baby below.  Look.  At.  Him.  Gorgeous, handsome and oh so sweet.  

In full disclosure, let me just say....this little angel is not mine.  Not even sure who sent me this picture.  All I know is when I saw it, I fell in love.  I mean, how can you NOT love a face like this???  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

You Only Live Once (YOLO) - Pumping Gas Has Never Been THIS Fun!

Go to Twitter and search for #YOLO (You Only Live Once).  I'll give you a sec....
Crazy, right?

Soooo many tweets.  And they're alllll over the place!  Some people are celebrating the fact that they've just eaten 18 Krispy Kreme donuts in a row - "The red light was on so...YOLO!"   Some folks are skydiving & swimming with sharks, and sharing their YOLO pictures with the world.  "Hey, look at me and Shamu...YOLO!"  Pretty cool. 

Keep searching YOLO and you'll see people celebrating new beginnings, new triumphs AND new weaves (God, I love Twitter.)  A lot of folks are just out there working hard to make their dreams come true, and they keep reminding themselves every day #YOLO...#YOLO...#YOLO!  Those are my personal favorites!

And then there's Will and Monifa...  

Will and Monifa, I can't thank you enough for the YOLO reminder guys!  Thank you!  Gracias!  Merci!  I sure hope others get the message:  Sometimes in life, you gotta just grab a microphone (or gas pump nozzle), hold your head high, stick your chest out, smile and go for it 'cuz...#YOLO!  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tie Tuesday (David Beckham)

David Beckham will make you do a double take.  Not only is he GORGEOUS, but he's often seen out and about with his beautiful family, which makes him even more endearing.  Here he is with his daughter, Harper.  So cute I can't stand it!  That Victoria is one lucky lady. :) 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Unwritten Twitter Rules: What They Don't Tell You When You Sign Up (Volume II)

This is my second  "Unwritten Twitter Rules" post.  Click here to read Volume I.  If you're new to Twitter or you just love to tweet, be sure to keep these things in mind. *wink*  And please let me know if I've missed anything.  I'm already working on Volume III. :) 
  • Extra exclamation points don't make your tweets louder.

  • Be careful with the ALL CAPS (especially after 11:00 pm on a work night.)  It can be perceived as aggressive and.....RUDE.

  • Twitter provides everyone with a platform.  That kinda sucks.  Cause everyone doesn't deserve a platform.

  • Understand this.  EVERYONE on Twitter is living amazing, successful lives.  All rich, thin, gorgeous and whatnot. *side eye*

  • People who use more than two hashtags in a tweet are labeled can I say this?  Annoying.

  • People who use more than three hashtags in a tweet are labeled can I say this?  Annoying.

  • It's possible to be friendly and likable on Twitter without everyone knowing EVERY detail of your life.
  • Thursday night at 10:00 pm (EST) is #Scandal time.  Get into it or log off.

  • Don't be alarmed when you see the name Neveah (Heaven spelled backwards) a lot on Twitter.  It's very, very popular.  *blank stare*

  • Don't drink adult beverages and tweet.  Trust me. - Don't. Do. It.

  • People rarely look like their Twitter avatar in real life. The sooner you accept that, the better.