Friday, November 30, 2012

Just Because I Felt Like It: Ode To My 2 Favorite Hip-Hop Love Songs

Hip Hop love songs are an unusual thing. They are either really very good or really awful. My favorite two are Method Man/Mary J. Blige's "You're All I Need" and LL Cool J's "I Need Love." Both are hood love songs that I truly dig. Both of them always make me feel happy. Always. I can remember the first time I heard LL's song. I was in the car with my parents. I was enthralled with it and him. And, my favorite memory associated with Meth and Mary's song has to be on night in the HOB with my girl's. The DJ dropped this song at the end of a reggae set. The entire club went crazy. We were in the middle of the dance floor dancing to this song. It was just surreal. It was one of the best nights in a club of my life. We enjoyed every moment. I do not even remember leaving the club.This was really just because I felt like it. These two songs have been on my mind all day. Wanted to share them with you guys. Listen and vibe with me.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Here We Go Again: Abuse of "Stand Your Ground" Law

This scenario is becoming too familiar. White man. Black teen. One dead. And it happened in Florida again. Here are the basics: a 45 year old White man shot into a car of 3 Black teens 9 times. Essentially killing a 17 year old Black child. The murderer then got into a car, drove back to his hotel and went on about his life. After finally being arrested, his lawyer is claiming that the man is not guilty and is claiming self defense. SELF-DEFENSE?!?! Really?!?! How? Only in Florida. Oh and of course now they are using the stupid "Stand Your Ground" law. This article gives all the information. Please read it. This happened on Black Friday, November 23, 2012.

I am disgusted and outraged. Is it open season on young Black men? This situation reeks of white privilege. For those of you who do not know, white privilege refers to "advantages that white people enjoy in many societies. It sometimes connotes unspoken advantages, which white people may not realize they have." Michael David Dunn (the murderer) pulls up next to a car playing loud music at a convenience store. He decides it is his place to tell them to turn their music down. Words are exchanged between him and the people in the car. It ends, with this coward of a man pulling out his gun and shooting into a car of teens, killing 17 year old Jordan Russell Davis. He showed no remorse by fleeing the scene and leaving the county. He did not care that he took a life that night. He did not care about this kids family. He slept like a baby after taking a life. He did not turn himself in. If not for people on the scene getting his license plate number, he would be a fugitive. Davis' Dad has said that Dunn is a

"coward for shooting at unarmed teens. You know they are 17; you can see it in their faces. Black Friday now has a different meaning for me because it will really be a Black Friday massacre for me."

I love the law. I believe in justice. Dunn should be given life in prison. He took a life. Just like Zimmerman should be in jail for all of his natural life. I do not give a damn about what they will lose. You take a life, you should have to give yours as well. The only time I feel differently is when it is in self defense. Dunn, like Zimmerman, both caused these situations by butting their nose in places where they did not belong. They weren't officers of the law. They were just citizens who felt that they are above the law. They are not. They need to pay dearly for their crimes. Also, the families of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis should file civil suits against Zimmerman and Dunn as well as suits against the counties in Florida as well. Justice needs to be served. These two lives were not lost in vain. Also, ?I found it eerily ironic that the picture used for the story of Davis is of him in a hoodie. I have 2 brothers, 4 nephews, a Godson and a host of cousins that I fear for. This is not the world I want for them. Something has to be done. For more info, please read this.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In My Demise...

This topic is a bit morbid. But, it's something that I need to discuss. Death is a guaranteed part of life. More of us can avoid it. We are born with the notion that death will come. I don't spend much time thinking about my demise. But, I had a thought. I hate funerals. Hate them. I've attended way too many funerals in my lifetime. Between 1997-2000, I lost 4 very important people in my life. Those funerals drained me. I try to avoid them at all costs. I've decided that I do not want a funeral. I don't want to be put in a casket and put on display. I don't want people standing over me, looking at me. That is not the image I want to leave with my loved ones. I don't want my body put into the ground.

I would prefer to be cremated. I do not want to be put into an urn and sat on a mantle for all eternity. My ashes can be spread out on the ocean. I want a celebration of my life. A party with all the people who loved me. I want colorful tulips all over the place since they are my favorites. Celebrate me. Let them tell funny stories about me. I want them to laugh, eat and drink in my memory. And, there must be music. Lots of music. A true celebration of my life. That's the way I want to leave this Earth. No tears are allowed. I think this scenario will be best. A space filled with my memory and my larger than life personality is what happiness feels like to me. Funerals are always so hard on people. I don't want to put that on my family. Celebrating the woman that I was and what I've done is the best home-going ceremony in my mind. What do you guys think? Let's discuss.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This is Insane!

The old saying goes that you don't poke a sleeping bear. That was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the Twitter feud between Chris Brown and a virtually unknown to me comedic writer named Jenny Johnson. This post is not about Brown's character or his domestic violence past. I am not hear to discuss all of that. However, I will say that no man should put his hands on no woman. I do not support that at all. Because if a man ever gets the misguided notion to raise his hands to me, it will not end well. I will not stand for that. Ever. Now, that I've gotten that out of the way, let's discuss. Johnson has been poking Brown for years on Twitter. I've read so many tweets that Brown should just brush it off. That as a celeb, he should have tougher skin. I disagree. He is human first and foremost. Someone say awful things to you constantly would get to any one. That is the reality.

What happened next was vile. Brown reacted to her tweets. He was disrespectful and gross and rude. Johnson was rude, ignorant and got the response that she clearly has been pushing for. They are both wrong. She is too old to be bullying a kid. Yes, he is a kid under her. She has to know better. I took a look at her Twitter feed. For a comedic writer, she isn't funny in the least. Not one tweet made me giggle. She seems to be very mean spirited and unhappy in general. Brown knows that all eyes are on him. There are certain folks who are just waiting for him to screw up again. He keeps falling into the trap. He keeps doing exactly what he doesn't need to. He was punished for his crime. His victim has clearly forgiven him. It is not up to the public to persecute him. But, many still do. We, as a people, are wholly too judgmental.

It bothers me to think that if this comedic writer was a Black woman, the mainstream media would not have been so quick to defend her. Jenny Johnson is NOT the victim here. For over 2 years, she bullied Brown, antagonized him. Almost daily, she had something negative to tweet to him. Her anger at him seems misplaced and out of line. She was not his victim. The bottom line is that both Johnson and Brown were wrong. Both were disrespectful. Both should walk away from Twitter. Brown deleted his Twitter. I think Johnson should follow suit. People go to far. Both of them did. It was really horrible to read. I cannot believe that this was an interaction between a guy in his early 20's and a woman who has to be in her late 40's. To quote Rihanna, "we have got to do better."

Monday, November 26, 2012


When I saw this, I read it over and over again. Rules are the boundaries of our lives from the beginning. Rules gives us structure. They define the parameters of everything. As teenagers, we challenge every rule. We want to bend them, test them, break them and forget about them. Rules to teenagers are something to turn one's nose up at. As an adult, we define our own rules for our lives. Sometimes, it can be hard to break free of the rules of our parents, teachers and bosses.

We slowly feel our way around our own rules. We keep those that work in our favor, throw out the ones that suffocate us. But, there are always rules. Whether they are slight or heavy, they exist. I try to live my life by my own rules. Many don't like that or agree. But, my life is my own. I am thankful that I know what works for me. I know how far I am willing to push it, push myself. Rules can be helpful. Society wants me to be many things inside a certain box. I'm inclined to be my own version of myself...way outside of the box. I rule me. End of discussion.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Art of Storytelling: Oh Baby!

Warning: The following story is sexually explicit. Read at your own risk.

This is the finale in a 10-part series. The rest are available here:

1) "Unexpected Meeting"
2) "All Night Conversation"
3) "Breakfast Buddies"
4) "Past, Present, Future"
5) "About Last Night"
6) "Clarification & Coffee"
7) "9 1/2 Weeks Later"
8) "A House Divided...Or Not"

9) "Head and Heart"

*flashback to a month ago*

Things were progressing greatly. Jakob and Camille were in their own little love bubble. They spent all of their free time together. They had so much fun together. Music and literature were always the topic of discussion. They just clicked. The couple was in bed, watching "What to Expect When Expecting." Well, Camille was watching and Jak was on the web. "Awww, look how cute she looks pregnant. I cannot wait to have kids." Camille turned to look at Jakob. His face was all screwed up. Camille was thoroughly confused. "Baby, what was that look about?" Jak replied matter of factly "Kids aren't my thing. I've never wanted any." Camille's face dropped as did her heart. She was thoroughly confused. "He doesn't want kids. How come I didn't know this before?" she thinks. "Are you serious?" she asks. He says "Yea, I am. I thought you knew?" "No, I did not. You never said a word," she says as she sits up indian-style in the bed. She was so hurt by his words. She was actually speechless. Jak sensed this. He says "Baby, I love you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Just you and I. Just us two. Is there anything wrong with that?" Camille digests his words. They are somewhat bitter going down.

"Jak, you know I love you too. It happened so quickly but felt so right. But, I want kids. They are a part of my plan. Always." she says. They are tears falling from her eyes as she was speaking. She was literally in pain. How could it be possible that this wonderful man doesn't want what she wants. She has been dreaming of having his kids for weeks now. "Why is this just coming up now? Why didn't we discuss this before..." her voice trails off. Jakob hates that he is hurting her. But, he refuses to bring a child into this world. His father was a horrible parent. He was a drug addict and he was bi-polar. Jakob was deathly afraid of passing those genes down to a kid. He decided long ago that children weren't an option. "Cami, I would be a terrible father. I don't want to do that to my own child." Nothing Jakob is saying is consoling Camille. She continued to cry. She was speechless. She got up and got dressed. She needed to be alone. "Jak, I need some time. I'm going home." Jak gets out of bed and grabs her. He hugs her tight and begs her to stay. She cries into his chest. He whispers "I love you, Camille. I do." "I love you too, Jakob. I still need to go to think." She walks out.

Camille shakes her head, trying to stop reliving that night. "I still cannot believe this is happening to me." she thinks. She lays in the bed, rubbing her stomach. Her and Jakob haven't really spoken much since that night. And now this. This was truly ironic. She was pregnant. Pregnant for a man who didn't want kids. Pregnant and alone. Now she has a choice to make. To tell him or not. To have this baby or not. Camille was so confused. Crying again. It is all she has done in the last two days. She knows she has to tell him. She couldn't be that woman. Yes, it's her body and her choice. But, this baby is his too. Camille sends a text she is dreading. "Jakob, we need to talk. Can you come to my house?" Jakob was home when the text came through. His heart smiled as he read the words from Camille. He texted back "On my way." He smiled with hope. "Maybe she finally wants to finish what we started" he thought as he drove to her house. Jak wanted things to be back the way they were before the baby talk. He missed her. He missed her smile and the way she argued at the political pundits on Fox/CNN/MSNBC. He missed everything about her. And, he was determined to get her back. He sent her calla lillies to her job every Thursday just because he knew they were her favorite flowers and that it was her favorite day. He would leave her voice messages because he know she liked it. He was wooing her back. He felt like it worked.

Pulling into her driveway, Jakob was confident. He knocked on the door instead of using the key she gave him. He didn't want to seem to pushy. Camille opened the door. "Hi," she said. "Hey there" he replied. "Come in." hey both enter the living room and sit on opposite sofas. Both nervous, neither jump to speak. Jakob starts "Camille, I've missed you. A lot. I hope this means you missed me too." Camille smiles weakly. "I have Jak. A lot." He smiled and sighs with relief. He walks over to sit next to her. Camille dropped her head. She was afraid of his reaction. "I have something to tell you," she mumbled. "Ok baby. I'm listening." Camille inhales deeply. "Well, I don't know what your reaction will be," she says as she raises her head, "But I just found out that I'm, no, we're pregnant." The silence was deafening. Jakob was livid. He couldn't believe that this was happening. He couldn't speak or even think straight. He was seeing red. "WHAT DO YOU MEAN?" he screamed. "Pregnant? Nah, that's not happening, Camille." She knew he wouldn't be happy but she didn't expect this response. The look of total disgust on Jakob's face was undeniable. Camille was crushed. "It IS happening. There is a baby. Our baby, Jakob." Jakob jumps up and begins pacing. "You can't have this baby. You know how I feel. I'll pay for the termination."

Camille was pissed. "Termination? Don't be so clinical. Say it. Abortion, Jakob. You don't get to decide what I'm going to do. Oh, and fuck you. How bout that? That's where you automatically an abortion? I cannot believe you." Camille was screaming at this point. "Just go. I know how you feel now. Get the hell out of my house please." Camille says calmly as she walks towards the door fuming. Jakob knows he should smooth the situation out. But he can't because he is so angry. He follows her. "I've avoided having kids for 38 years. I have no plans to be any kids dad. That's not in my plans, Camille." "I don't need to hear your excuses. I didn't make this baby on my own. We did this. You and I. Remember that? Just leave, Jakob. Go." She opens the door to indicate that this conversation was over. He walks out dejected and pissed. She slams the door in his face. As soon as she turns the lock, she breaks down. The tears spill out of her eyes easily. She runs to the sofa and flings herself on it. She sobs deeply. She is more heartbroken than before. She goes to her room and climbs into bed. Hugging the pillow, she closes her eyes. She cries herself to sleep.

Something shook Camille out of her deep, pain filled sleep. She awoke with a start. Instantly grabbing her stomach. She was cramping badly. "Aaarrrgghh," she yelled. The pain was so intense Camille felt like she was dying. She was curled up into a ball in the middle of the bed holding her stomach. "Oh my God, it hurts. Make it stop." She slid out of the bed onto the floor. Then, she crawled into the bathroom. Camille felt like her insides were being ripped out. She grabbed onto the wall and pulled herself up to turn on the light. Pain hit her again as she screamed and fell to the floor. And, it was there, on the floor where Camille discovered the blood. She knew what was wrong. She knew what was happening in that moment. She did not know why. Why was this happening to her? Why now? She couldn't move. She was in too much pain. She lay there on the cold tiles feeling like she was dying. She couldn't help herself or her baby. She wanted to die. She laid there shaking and writhing in agony for what felt like hours. She

She crawled to her phone to call 911. She crawled to the front door to wait on the ambulance. She felt herself slipping into the darkness once she opened the front door. She knew she had to hold on. In the distance, she faintly heard the sirens. She could sleep now. That's all she wanted to do was sleep. Camille held her stomach as she laid her head on the floor. She was cold. She no longer felt any pain. She was calm. This was over. Paramedics ran towards the open door. "Ma'am , are you ok?" he asked. No response. The female paramedic checked for a pulse. There was none. They tried to revive her. Tried to bring her back. They were too late. Camille was gone. Jakob pulled up to Camille's house in a panic when he sees the ambulance. He runs from the street to her door. He is stopped by a police officer. "Where is Camille? I have to tell her something." he yells. "Sir, who are you? How do you know Camille?" the cop asks. Jakob begins to answer but stops suddenly when the paramedics roll Camille's lifeless body out on a gurney. Her face is covered. Jakob cannot believe this. "Sir, I'm sorry but she's gone." the cop says. Jakob runs to the gurney. "I have to see her. Let me see Camille." Jakob uncovers her face and the tears flow. He can't stop sobbing. He whispers in her ear how sorry he is and how wrong he was. "It wasn't supposed to end like this." he says to no one in particular.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ladies Love Lyrics: Rihanna "What Now?"

This track is one of the only ballads on Rihanna's new cd. I happen to really love it. There is something very sad, melancholy feel to it. It makes me cry almost every time I listen to it. I like it a lot. This song is "What Now?" and you will enjoy it too. Listen up.

"I've been ignoring this big lump in my throat
I shouldn't be crying, tears were for the weak
The days I'm stronger, know what so I say
that's something's missing

Whatever it is, feels like its laughing at me
through glass of a two-sided mirror
Whatever it is,
its just sitting there laughing at me
and I just want to scream

What now?
I just can't figure it out
What now?
I guess I'll just wait it out
What now?
Ooohhh what now?

I found the one he changed my life
But was it me that changed
And he just happened to come at the right time
I'm supposed to be in love
But I'm not mugging"

Friday, November 23, 2012

Outside (My) Movie Box: Part 10

Ever since I saw "The Avengers," I have been a little bit obsessed with the super hero characters. Especially Tony Stark aka "Iron Man" So since then I have made it my mission to watch all the movies that were made about the comic book super heroes. I have watched "Thor," both "Iron Man" movies, as well as "The Avengers." The one movie I had not watched was "Captain America." I changed that the other night. I needed to know the background on his character. The movie is pretty awesome. It gave me all the information that I could have ever wanted on the character. I love that he became the soldier that he always wanted to be. He fulfilled his lifelong dream. It was very interesting to see the transformation of Captain America. 

I liked it. I really love the main character. I did not like the way the movie ended. I know that they have to leave us wanting more. And, I do...want more of this story. I know that there is going to be a sequel to "Captain America" in the works. It is tentatively titled "Captain America: Winter Soldier." I am curious to see what the next story line will be. It has a release date set as April 4th 2014. I read that one of my favorite actors, Anthony Mackie :), will be in this one. So, yay for eye candy for me. All in all, "Captain America" was really good and worth my time watching it. All it really did was get me more amped for the next "Avengers" movie which doesn't come out until 2015. Watching movies outside of my movie box has opened up a whole new world for me. I am rather enjoying him.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

So Thankful

Today and everyday I am thankful for life. For waking up every day to try to get this thing called life right. Thankful for family...the good, the bad and the indifferent. Thankful for the ability to love and be loved. Thankful for the brown skin that I am in. Thankful that God gave his only son for my sins. Thankful for the talent that I possess. I am just grateful for all the things that have been bestowed upon me. I am not just aware of these things on Thanksgiving but every day. Every day is a gift. My gift. I hope that I am not taking any of them in vain or for granted. I know that I can do better, much better in some areas. I am in a constant state of growing. Ever thankful. Every day. Hope that you guys are as well. Happy Turkey Day!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

5 Miles To Empty

My tank is figuratively on empty. I have simply run out of words. Well, good words. Great words. I feel like anything I write would be a pile of hot steaming trash. I could be wrong. I'm just in a bad mood it seems when it comes to writing. I'm sorry if that offends anyone. But, the writers, the writers will understand. I'll try again at a later date. Try to be a better writer than I was yesterday and the day before that. I will try and try until I succeed. I need to be better. It's one of my main goals in life. To be better. In all areas. I am praying that I can achieve this. Ok, I am done rambling. I'll be thankful tomorrow. Until then...enjoy the video that lent its name to this random post.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Get Into It: New Music Tuesday

There is a lot of new music dropping today. One R&B project, one R&B/Pop and one Hip-Hop/Pop project. All different in their own rights. Good music nonetheless. Let's get into them. First up is Rihanna. She is back after barely a year after "Talk That Talk." Rihanna's "Unapologetic" is dope. I have a new favorite song. It is her "Pour It Up." It is the perfect strip club song. The beat is intoxicating to me. I also love "What Now," "Jump," "Phresh Off The Runway," and "Diamonds (remix)." I can play it from beginning to end. It's not a deep or conscious project. It's just feel good music. And, I can enjoy it purely for that reason. "Lost in Paradise" and "Stay" get me into my feelings but in a good way. "Loveeeeeee Song" features Future an artist I do not get the appeal of. The song would be better without him and the auto-tune in my opinion. I fast forward through him and I like it much better. "Unapologetic" is Rihanna's 7th cd. Who knew the "Pon De Replay" girl would have staying power? I know I did not. Anyway, I like it.

Keyshia Cole is back with "Woman To Woman." It is a vast improvement over her "Calling All Hearts." It is a clear R&B cd which is what CAH should have been. I love the title track which is a duet with Ashanti. I really like it. I also love "Trust & Believe," "Signature," and "Zero (feat Meek Mill)." What I really dig is the fact that the cd just flows. I don't skip any songs. I just vibe all the way through it. Keyshia is back. She sounds like her debut self. A little older, little wiser and in love, Keyshia shines throughout this project. I truly enjoy it. I was a little apprehensive about it at first because of the last one. I am glad I was wrong.

Also, dropping today is Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up." First off, the title is too long and silly. Secondly, I think it is very wack of artists to add a few songs to a project and re-release it. I think they are taking advantage of their fans. Thirdly, she added 8 songs to it. I believe she could have added a few more songs and released a totally new project. With all of that being said, I like the new songs. Love "Up In Flames," "The Boys," "I Endorse These Strippers (feat. Tyga)," and "High School (feat. Wayne)" the most. "I'm Legit" featuring Ciara makes me want to dance. I can see myself listening to this while getting dressed to go out. I do not think that this project will move major numbers for that reason alone. The songs are cute but not really hard hitting Nicki. But, I am also not her core audience. Music truly is my thing. I cannot think of anything else that moves me as much. I do not think that I will ever get tired of hearing it, talking about it, loving it. I cannot foresee that day in my future. As long as it exists, I will be discussing it. Get into this new music. Enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2012

BET Changes "Don't Sleep"

I have been a fan of TJ Holmes since he first blessed my screen on CNN. I loved his passion for reporting about stories that meant something to him. He was always passionate about everything. I was shocked when I heard that he had left CNN for BET. What? I saw this as a step down. Not a lateral or upwardly mobile move. CNN is the upper echelon of news reporting. BET is not known for any true uplifting programming. And, truth be told, other than "The Game," "Reed Between The Lines," I do not even watch the channel. BET is suffering from bad leadership I believe under Debra Lee. A channel that was developed for African American based programming is lacking so much depth. But, that is another topic for another day. Holmes new show "Don't Sleep" premiered on October 1st as a 1/2 hour news driven program.

I tuned in early and often. I liked the format, the set and the host. Hated the name. I mean really "Don't Sleep?" It's silly and childish. I think the name should have been rethought. It just doesn't pull you in. Also, Holmes' closing line is corny as hell. "You can go to bed, but don't sleep." It's just not enough for me. My biggest gripe about the show is that it is too short. Only 30 minutes for news programming, BET? Why? The following half hour is being filled with reruns of "The Game." I wanted an hour. My prayers were answered when I read this Washington Post article. Finally, I get an hour. But, here comes the bad news. The show is being pulled from nightly showings to a once a week hour long show. BET still cannot get it right.

There is no other original programming being shown on the network right now. Why wouldn't the powers that be leave the show on all week? I do not get what sense this makes. I haven't been very happy about the programming options on BET for years now. It has progressively gotten worse. "The Game" fired Tia Mowry-Hardrict, the lead of the show. I most likely won't be watching the 6th season of the show. BET ruined it. Tracee Ellis Ross is not coming back for the second season of "Reed Between The Lines" which will leave a huge hole in that show. Ever since the Johnson's sold BET to Viacom, the channel has been on a fast decline. "Don't Sleep" is being dealt the same horrible fate. I want to have hope that the show will stick around. But, this latest move doesn't give me much hope. I am sad. But I will still watch for as long as it shows. You should too. Remember, "Don't Sleep" will now air every Wednesday at 10pm. Get into it and TJ Holmes.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Politics As Usual

You may or may not the man above. Let me introduce you to the governor of my state. His given name is Piyush Jindal. He goes by the very Americanized name of Bobby. He does not answer to his given name. Every move he has made is to strategically place himself in the best position. The problem with hie plan is that his record will follow him. And, it is nothing to be proud of. He is single handedly killing my state. He is so focused on his next political move that he does not care about any of his constituents. He just drafted a letter and sent it to the White House declining to institute the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The government will pay for the program 100% for the first two years. It would cost the state nothing. It would take care of kids and elderly people who do not have insurance. Jindal refuses to implement it. Thankfully, the President does not need his approval or cooperation. Obamacare is the law. This is just one huge red mark on his record.

One of my favorite political show hosts Mrs. Melissa Harris-Perry wrote an open letter to the Republican Governor. She is also lives in New Orleans as well. She knows first hand what this state needs and is lacking. Her letter is direct and concise.
"If all you want is to reach higher office, pull a 'Palin' and quit now."
She goes on to say that Jindal "does not give a damn about his own backyard." And, she is beyond correct. His actions have shown this in the last few years. He has mentally checked out. When he talks now, his eyes never seem here. He is never coherent. You can read the entire thing here. My hometown paper also took a stance on the Governor. That article is here. The man is politically driven and motivated. The problem is when that motivation drives you to completely disregard the same people who voted for you. Granted, I did not vote for this farce of a man. I am not a fan of anything he has done. I though I would get a break from writing about politics for a while. But, the Republicans keep saying dumb things like this. I think I am done ranting for a while.

And, just because the track below inspired the title, here's a little Jay-Z to take us out! "Politics as Usual"

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Let's Talk About: Twitter Topics

Twitter can be the gift and the curse. There are reasons why I love it. I love the interaction with different and/or like minded people from all over the world. I love the fact that I can get information on music, fashion and politics at a glance. One of the best things I've discovered via Twitter have been LowKey's site or My Fair Sweets. But, there is a sense of redundancy that can get irritating. I've talked about it before here, here and here. One thing that I've noticed is that the same topics get rehashed every few weeks. It's exhausting.

Those topics are as followed:

- $200 Dates
- $30,000 engagement ring
- twitter hypebeasts
- titles in relationship

Here's my take on the ridiculous list. I would never demand a man spend $200 on a first date or any date. That is insane. I think that a date can be great no matter the amount of money spent on it. Also, I'm not of the singular mind that a man is the only one who is supposed to pay for the date. Who decides what the appropriate amount of money to spend is? It's silly and it reeks of people who have never gone out on an actual date. Ok, in what average working American's mind is a $30,000 engagement ring feasible? That is in-damn-sane. $30,000??? What in the world? Yes, I am very much a girlie girl. Yes, I would love a nice engagement ring that fits my style. But, what ungrateful woman demands a price maximum on an engagement ring? I could never open my mouth and demand this of the man I love. That is right up there with demanding a proposal. I would never. Twitter has a way of hyping Hip Hop artists and their works. I still do not see the hype of Lil B, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross amongst others.

People on Twitter aren't into titles in relationships. I have never been that girl. If I'm with you, then I'm yours. I like structure and titles. In a relationship, I am your girlfriend, your woman, your girl, your better half. Claim me cause I am damn sure going to claim you. If not, we could just be friends. No benefits though. Just friends with a capitol F. I like things to look a certain way. I don't play games in relationships. Titles are needed by me. I like them. There are other issues that get rehashed. I filter/mute them out of my timeline so I don't have to see them. I don't engage in the talks. It just becomes to much at times. I'm also too old to be discussing some things online. I take Twitter for the entertainment that it is intended to be. Nothing more, nothing less. Twitter is just fun.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Things I Like: Short Stories

Since the moment I finished "50 Shades of Grey," I've been wanting to read a good BDSM story. "50 Shades of Grey" was a huge disappointment to me in more ways than one. I begin to read "The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty" but I haven't really been reading it as I should. So, when I saw a retweet on Twitter about this story, I was intrigued. I found it on Feminista Jones' blog. I read it and became instantly intrigued after the first part. I read the following 3 parts. It is a very good series. I love it. I am not into the whole bdsm lifestyle in real life. It's very intriguing in print. This series is very well written. I love when an author can paint a picture with words. I saw this story in my head while reading it. I cannot wait to read more. You guys should def check it out. I've listed the 4 parts below. Read and enjoy!!!

Part 1 "Push The Button"

Part 2 "This Is How It Works"

Part 3 "Sapphire Part 1"

Part 4 "Mark of the Beast"

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Classic Music: Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton's debut cd is a classic. It is soulful, beautiful R&B music. She was dubbed the "new Anita Baker." She has the same throaty, deep voice. I was a fan from the very beginning. I love Toni. She is a fave of mine. I always buy her music. Her debut cd has sold 10 million copies since its release. That's major numbers in an industry that's struggling. She was something new. A welcomed songbird in the industry. I loved her haircut, her style and her voice. Toni was just awesome. The fact that the material matched the packaging was a huge plus. The girl could sannnnggg. And, that's all I needed to know about her. I was all in.

Every single was gold. The cd contain 12 tracks. Of those 12, 6 of them were singles. Her first single was "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" and it was included on the "Boomerang" soundtrack. It is still one of my favorite tracks by Braxton. She followed with "Seven Whole Days," "How Many Ways," "Breathe Again," "Another Sad Love song," and "I Belong To You." I loved every one of them. I remember being in the 9th grade on a field trip. My friends and I played her tape all day. It stayed in constant rotation with us. I literally never got tired of it. Her voice is so unique and I love unique voices in music. She never lets me down with her material. So, it was easy for me to pick this project as a classic. It has been for me since 1993. Take a trip down memory lane. Enjoy it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Petition to Secede

Not when George W. Bush was leading us into a war on the hunt for non-existent weapons of mass destruction. Not when Bush was tanking the economy. But, now. Now, when the country has overwhelmingly re-elected the Black President again. Now, when the people have spoken by more then 3.5 million votes on who they believe in more. Only now have 23 states started a petition to secede from the Union. Why? Why now? The only thing I see is color. I am not a woman who sees racism wherever she looks. But, I am a woman who knows racism when I see it. Other than the President self identifying as a Black man and looking like a Black man, I cannot understand the issues. In his first term, he was stunted by filibuster after filibuster by the GOP. He was also met with roadblocks to any and almost everything he tried to do. I do not know of any other President in recent history that has been faced with so much hatred and insubordination. From day one, Senator leader Mitch McConnell said that their (GOP members) only goal was to make President Obama a one-term President by any means necessary. Ironically, they failed. Miserably. So, now there is this plan to embarrass him. It makes me sick that people are this blatantly racist.

There are two articles that I've read over the last few days that have shined a light brightly on this subject. They are this article and this one. Please do yourself a favor and read the ridiculousness that is white privilege in America. Who the hell do these people think they are? Also, how stupid are they? Yes, you can petition until you are blue in the face. But, the kick of this situation is this: in order to secede, you NEED the permission of the President. On the White house website, you can file a petition. If it gets 25,000 signatures in a 30 day period, the President will review it and decide what to do. But, seriously, what President in his right mind would give into a tactic such as this? One does not reward unruly children with gifts. I read the below and had to share because it was so true.

Dear Louisiana: You cannot remove yourself from a union that pays to feed, educate, shelter, and clothe a large portion of your population, subsidizes the vast majority of your economy, provides border-free tourism to support your largest university's athletics department and your largest cities, and routinely makes massive payments to protect, restore, and rebuild your coast.

You would have to create treaties and pay tariffs in order to import, refine, and then export for sale any oil pulled from offshore. You would have to pay a fine to continue using any interstate roads, pipelines, trains, etc. You would no longer benefit from the use of Border Patrol, ICE, The Navy, Air Force, Marines, NASA, Army, or the nationally funded National Guard. You would also need to create your own air space controller system, and have those people interact routinely with now international airspace controllers. Speaking of, any use of aircraft near the border of ...your airspace is a threat, and outside of your airspace is an attack.

You are now not allowed to use nuclear power, losing Louisiana many thousands of jobs and requiring you to purchase all electricity from the USA. Sorry, but new countries with nuclear powers are a threat, remember?

Do you have family in the USA? You cannot visit without a visa, and any attempt to do so is illegal immigration. Your students are no longer accepted as licensed professionals outside of your borders without retaking any licensing exams and the federal money given to your schools is no longer, so the higher education program will collapse. Healthcare companies no longer have any bylaws or contracts, so health insurance effectively does not exist in this new country. There go the hospitals.

Your police force cannot cross the border, so anyone leaving your state after committing any crime is safe under amnesty laws, and you will have to pay a high price to extradite them- and put them in now unfunded prisons.

I could go on but surely you see the idiocy of this idea by now?

Thought so.

One last note: Your agriculture is now entirely unable to be sold anywhere but Louisiana due to import and quarantine laws- both animals and plants.

Leaving the union sounds great when you are cherry picking your issues, but in reality, the USA needs you infinitely less than you need it.

I thought after the election I would get a break on blogging about politics. I was worn out. Happily worn out after the President won. But, here we are a week later, and there is even a more ridiculous political conversation. I am disgusted all over again with people. Some ignoramus from my home state started this petition here. well, I am a Democrat living in Louisiana who is not signing a petition so frivolous and childish. I like my President. I believe in him. And, furthermore, if I could live through the Presidency of an idiot like George W. Bush, then I can surely survive this one. I just want people, in general, to be smarter. Think with the brain in their heads and not the hate in their hearts. And, if anyone is so upset with the President and the state of this great country, then they should all feel free to leave...this country. Book a flight and catch a plane overseas. Trust me, you will never be freer anywhere on Earth than you are here in America. That I know is true.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Scenario: Don't Let Me Win...

The battle of the sexes. It's a topic that never gets old. Women and men deal with it every day. It's just a natural part of life. Men and women battle it out about any and every thing. I am a proud woman. I can stand independently, take out my own trash and take care of myself. I do not want to change a tire, cut the grass or kill a spider. That's just me. I fully believe in male and female dominant roles. I know what I will and won't do. I am super competitive. I play to win. Always. Even when I'm playing for fun, I'm playing to win. that is the point, correct? But, when it comes to games, actual games, I always play to win.

In the scenario where I am playing a game with a guy, I do not want him to take it easy on me. For what? That would mean that I am weaker, less intelligent than him. That is NEVER the case with me. Yes, I am a woman. I am smart, I am a thinker, I am equal to any man. But, I do not want to be a man. Nor do I believe that I don't need a man. I would feel like a man was coddling me if he LET me win. I'm Kenda. I'm not big on charity or sympathy. I want to earn every win. I want to know that it was my win. That my hard work, my intelligence won the game for me. I like to gloat I can admit that. But, I wouldn't want my guy to give into me on something like a game. He knows it too. I like the thrill of the game. I love the excitement that leads up to a well played victory. Some women may want a man to allow them to win. I'm not that kind of woman. I demand more. I deserve more. I play to win. As does he. And, this is what a healthy competition looks like. What about you guys? Let's dish.

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Music: Raheem DeVaughn

Raheem DeVaughn is so consistent with his material. He just dropped his "Heemy Taught Me 2" mix-tape. You can get it here. I always enjoy his music. He's incredibly underrated. This is his 15th mix-tape. His voice is so smooth and so mellow. This project is as great as I knew it would be. I love the fact that he included some of his previous tracks on here.

He dismantled Trey Songz' "Love Faces." He totally made it his own. It made me love it even more. There isn't one song that I dislike on here. It's just great music. One cannot deny that. I pressed play and never touched anything else. It's been on repeat for well over an hour. I have been vibing to it. That's the way that Raheem's music always makes me feel this way. I am thoroughly enjoying every second of it. You will too. Go ahead and download it. Thank me later.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Get Into It: HBO's "Treme"

"Treme" is an HBO show based on New Orleans right after Hurricane Katrina. It shows the personal struggles of families as they tried to rebuild. It looks into the political side of things as well as the law enforcement side of things. It touches on every story that needed to be told. It shows the way New Orleans rose from the ashes. Everything about this show makes me happy. It is a great representation of my city. The city that raised me, the city that fought back from a huge adversity. I knew that the team that was behind the stellar show "The Wire" would get it right. The producers got Baltimore spot on and they did the same with New Orleans. The characters feel real and authentic. The music is another pivotal character on "Treme."

"Treme" gets it so right. The feel of New Orleans, the people, the food, and the resilience translates through the screen. I love how authentic this show feels. I love how the producers portray all aspects of this city. From the cops to the lawyers to the politicians all the way to the normal people, New Orleans is fully represented. It is just a great show that I thoroughly enjoy. "Treme" is in the middle of its third season. It has gotten better and better. It will wrap after its shortened 4th season. I will be sad to see it go. but, am so thankful that it was shown. "Treme" makes this native New Orleanian uber proud of the city that birthed me. It is on HBO on Sunday nights @ 9pm. Get into it.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Never As Random As It Seems

° PRESIDENT BARACK H. OBAMA WON! I seriously couldn't be happier about it. 4 more years of the audacity of hope and forward moving. I'm excited about it all. I can honestly say that I am so glad that the election is over. I was at my limit with the ads and mudslinging. I was burnt out. I love politics but even I get tired of them. Go #44!!

° Disney is developing a new show called "Girl Meets World." It will focus on the preteen daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews of "Boy Meets World" fame. I was an uber fan of BMW so I am all the way here for it. Cory and Topanga were my favorite young couple. The show was just great. I cannot wait to see what they do with it.

° When I voted two weeks ago, I had a nice encounter with the white woman checking me in. She pronounced my name correctly. Imagine my surprise. I have a very unique name. Most people that I've encountered usually mispronounce it. And, then she gave me a great compliment. She said "What a pretty name you have. It's so unique." I have to thank my Dad for that. It made me feel truly special in that moment. Especially since I've had such a love/hate relationship with my unique first name.

° New music is great. Good new music is better. I am thankful for RaVaughn's "Love Always" mixtape, Ne-yo's new cd "R.E.D." as well as Miguel's "Kaleidoscope Dream." I cannot stop playing either projects.

° "Scandal" was finally picked up for a full second season. That is awesome news because the show is great. It is by far my favorite new show. Kerry Washington is golden as Olivia Pope. I am absolutely here for Columbus Short as Harrison and Katie Lowe as Quinn. It's just a really great show. I turned my baby onto this show.You guys should check it out as well.

° I abhor my wisdom teeth. They need to be taken out ASAPtually. The pain is truly unbearable. But, I am afraid to have surgery.And, I hate hospitals and hospital-like settings. Do you see my dilemma? Something has to give and soon. I am searching for a new dentist since my dentist retired :(

° I love my family. I really do. But, some of them make it so hard to do. I am thisclose to spazzing on one particular member. I am trying not to go there because she is my Aunt. But, she is on super thin ice. I am done trying. I just need her to stay far, far away from me. I am going to pray about. I need others to pray for me too on this issue.

° If the weather cooperates, I can finally get some wear out of my boots, peacoat and scarfs. I love the winter for this alone. And, I can buy more boots. Need them.

° Ok, I know I shouldn't feel smug and uber happy that my candidate won the Presidential election. But, I do. There is a tumblr page dedicated to Romney supporters mourning. You can catch it here. It is hilarious.

° Watching the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and my heart truly goes out to the survivors. It reminds me in so many ways to Katrina. Which brings me to this. The song below always makes me cry. It's called "A Long Way Home" by Roi Anthony. It was released after Hurricane Katrina. It truly summed up how I felt at that time. "Why do I feel, I feel like a refugee when I'm from New Orleans? I'm a loooonnnggg way from home and all my memories. I've got to find my way, find my way back, somehow back down to New Orleans. I know somebody feel me."

Friday, November 09, 2012

From Books To Films

I love when I read really great news. Such was the case last week on two different days. There are a feww books that played a major part in my upbringing. They altered me in some way. Those books stayed with me from the moment I finished them. Omar Tyree's "Flyy Girl" is one of those books. It has to be one of my favorite books growing up. It was released when I was a freshmen in high school. I was enthralled with this book. The main character Tracy was like so many girls I knew. She was a relatable character. I always pulled for her while reading it. I've read this book at least 8 times. I was very excited to read that it has been greenlit for a film. It's a wonderful story that all young girls need to know. Tyree has written two follow-up books about Tracy as an adult. I am curious to see what the powers that be are going to do with this material. Cannot wait to see this book brought to life on a big screen.

Another book I love is Zane's "Addicted." It is being made into a movie by Lionsgate. Boris Kodjoe and Sharon Leal are already attached to star in this film. If you are unfamiliar with Zane's work, you need to get into her. She is a Black woman who writes erotica for and about Black and Brown folks. Her books like "Nervous," "Skyscrapper," "Sex Chronicles," and "The Sisters of APF," are all great erotica novels. I am very curious to see how much of the sex scenes will make the movie. They are essentially a character in all of her books. "Addicted" is about a married woman who has a severe and dangerous sex addiction. Her life is truly page turning. This has the potential to be a huge hit. I will be there early to see this one. As a reader, I am always cautious of my favorite books being turned into movies. I am, however, optimistic. I am always excited to see Black people on the big screen, especially when the material is good.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Ladies Love Lyrics: Compound, 2 for 1

If any of you follow me on Twitter, then you may already know I'm obsessed with this specific Ne-yo track. It's titled "Stress Reliever." And it's sexy and nasty and dirty. It's just my kind of song. It's graphic without really going there. It's grown and sexy. We all have stress. We should all have someone who fits the definition of a stress reliever. Get into these lyrics. Shaffer Chimere Smith did his thing in this. I love every single thing about this track. The melody is right, the lyrics are tight, and his voice is perfection. I can see no wrong in this track. Take a listen. Thank me later.

"I could be tired
but you wake me up with it
I could be busy
I make time to go get it
We could be eating
that’s when she starts to flirt Looking at me talking bout
Daddy, bring me my dessert.

She knows what she doing
She knows what that does Everytime she do it
set it off no matter what oh, oh
She knows what she doing
She knows what I love
Everytime she do it,
set it off, no matter whatoh, oh
She set it off no matter what.

She tells me things like
Things like I’m her favorite flavor And there’s not a lollipop
that could ever compare ya
Uh, stress reliever,
Service to her king
She say daddy come & feed me, And I know just what she mean..."

RaVaughn is Ne-yo's new artist. "Better Be Good" is her first single. It features Wale. I like her a lot. I'm still rocking with her mixtape. Can't wait to hear her debut. I know it will be great because she can sing & she has Ne-yo on her team.

"Imma give you this oowee
make a fellow spend money that he don’t got
Cause it’s that hot,
better be good
You better, you better be good to me
yeah you better, you better be good to me
If I’ma give you this oooh damn, show enough
Keep a man at home when I put it on
You better be good
You better, you better be good to me, yeah
You better, you better be good to me

If I’ma give you this lord have mercy, keep you thirsty
I’ma need you to prove you’re worthy
You won’t find another like this, Since you know that you know what to do with it
Baby what I’ve got, one and only And if you want this love, go and show me
But you gotta be good
You better, you better be good to me, yeah
You better, you better be good to me
This love here is one and only
You better, you better be good to me,
yeah you better, you better be good to me..."

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Two Terms!!!

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WON HIS RE-ELECTION BID!! He defeated Romney thus, securing his second term. I couldn't be happier or prouder!!

As of today, the President secured 303 Electoral College votes. Which is well above the 270 needed to win. Romney received 206. The popular vote was a bit closer. The President received 60,084,890 to Romney's 57,401,185 votes. That is 50% of the popular vote. The President also carried 93% of the Black vote, 71% of the Latino vote, 73% of the Asian vote, as well as 55% of the female vote. The President carried 86% of the liberal votes to Romney's 82% of the conservative vote. The President won self declared moderates 56 to 41%. Romney did not stand a chance. This article breaks down exactly how the President secured his re-election. It's a great read. The people have clearly spoken. We wanted our President back and we got him.

Big Easy, Big Apple

Watching the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused has been heartbreaking. It hits too close to home. It reminds me of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I feel for the New Yorkers because I know what it feels like.I know the pain of not having electricity, not being able to go home, to seeing places that are no longer there. It hurts in a way nothing else has. If you have never lived through a natural disaster, you cannot truly get this. Hurricane Katrina showed me that people still have compassion for their fellow Americans. I met the best people who offered kind words, food and shelter and more. These people gave me hope. They helped me keep the faith. That is something that can not be measured. It is something that can only be felt in one's heart. I know that New Yorkers are experiencing that same feeling right now.

I follow a blog titled Nola Girl: With Love and she has started this Facebook page, From the Big Easy to the Big Apple, to show love from us to them. This is a wonderful idea. People in New York/New Jersey area need to know that we here in New Orleans are keeping them in our prayers. We know their pain, their struggle, their heartache. I love the sentiment behind this effort. There is a tumblr page dedicated to Sandy victims from Katrina victims. It's called SandyKatrina. There are pictures with words of encouragement from native NO Katrina survivors to Hurricane Sandy survivors. a kind word can take one a long way. I know this from experience. This is just something that warms my heart. It's a personal thing for me. I am still praying for everyone affected. So to all those in the affected areas of Sandy's wrath, it gets better. You rebuild and move on. It will be hard work but well worth it. Your lives were spared and this is the most important matter. Love from all the way down here in the Big Easy all the way to the Big Apple.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

It's Finally Time!

It's finally ELECTION DAY 2012!!! If you have not cast your vote, today is your last chance to let your voice be heard. This election has been crucial. There are two totally different men running for office. They have two decidedly different ideologies, forums, and platforms. They stand for two different America's. These two men are asking for our votes. It is our duty and our right to go out and vote. If you do not vote, then you have no right to sit around and complain about government afterwards. I will never let anyone disenfranchise me or take away my rights. I will always vote. Always. I've loved it since the first time I did it. This time was no different.

For me, there was only one choice. I voted early two weeks ago. I was as excited to vote as I was in 2008. I am a believer and supporter of President Barack Obama. So, of course, he got my vote again. I could not vote for Romney. It has less to do with him being a Republican and more to do with the fact that I have no clue as to who he is. He does not have my best interest at heart nor does he seem like the rest of us, you know the 47%. Either way, this is it. The votes will be cast and tallied by tonight. And, we will all know the outcome in a few hours. I have my fingers crossed that the newly elected President will be the same one we've had for the last four years. I can honestly say that I am over politics after this for a while. I'm tired. Geaux Vote, People. Every vote counts.

Monday, November 05, 2012

The Art of Storytelling: "Head and Heart"

Warning: The following story is sexually explicit. Read at your own risk.

This is part 9 in an on-going series. The rest is available here:

1) "Unexpected Meeting"
2) "All Night Conversation"
3) "Breakfast Buddies"
4) "Past, Present, Future"
5) "About Last Night"
6) "Clarification & Coffee"
7) "9 1/2 Weeks Later"
8) "A House Divided...Or Not"

"The door will be unlocked. Meet me in my bedroom. I only have one rule: you have to be naked by the time you enter. Hurry up or I'll be forced to start without you, Baby ;-)" This is the text that Jakob just received from Camille. He read it four different times before he could reply. His body did not take but mere seconds to react. He felt the blood race to his dick. He hardened at her text. "Wow. I'm on my way, Honey" he texted back. Jakob was shocked. Camille is not a very forward chick. "She must be in a mood," Jakob thought. He jumped in the shower to get ready. He was dressed and out the door in less than seven minutes. He cut through the back streets to get to Camille's house in record time.

Camille was tired of fighting a war between her head and heart. She wanted to be more for Jakob. She was reserved in many ways. But, didn't want to be any more. She knew that she could be the free woman she yearned to be in her heart. Now, was the time to shed the skin she's been in. Her head wanted to reason things. Her heart was tired of listening. She had made her choice. Camille finishes her third glass of Pinot Grigio before unlocking her front door. She walks to her bedroom smiling. She only has on a colorful short silk robe. She stands in front of the huge mirror she just had delivered today. "I can't believe the text I sent him. But, I want him so bad right now," she said out loud to herself. Untying her robe, she let it slip to the floor. Naked, she runs her hands over her breasts and down her body. She was incredibly turned on. "Hurry up, Jak." she says. She lights the strawberries & cream candles and turns the lights off. Turning on her ipod, she scrolls to her "All Night Sexdown" playlist that she just finished earlier. She puts it on repeat all and presses play. Camille turns down her comforter and turns her lamps on dim. Then, she finally climbs in bed.

Listening to "Dance For You," Camille notices her hard her nipples are. Her hands begin to roam her body. Slowly rubbing her thighs is turning her on. She picks up her cell & snaps a picture of herself. She sends it to Jakob with a message that says "Had to start without you. But don't worry I won't come until you can too." Dropping her cell on the bed next to her, she slides her fingers over her pussy. She's already wet. "Oooohh," she moans as she slides a finger inside her wetness. Her left hand is squeezing her nipple as her left hand is inside of her. She already knew that tonight would be special. She wanted to fuck Jakob. Hard, long, now. She was craving his touch, his lips, his dick. She needed him. He was her drug of choice. She was an addict. And, tonight, she was intent on fulfilling his fantasy of her taking charge. She couldn't wait. These thoughts made her finger fuck herself faster. And, it felt incredible. She felt herself getting too close. "Jakob," she moaned loudly as she slipped her fingers out of her wetness. Lightly rubbing her clit, she knew she wouldn't last. Right as this thought crossed her mind, Jakob entered the room. She smiled.

Her eyes swept over his naked body. Seeing him made her hotter. She finds her voice and says "Hey Daddy. I've been a really bad girl while waiting on you." She opens her legs wide so he could watch her. "See? I can't stop touching myself," she says as her fingers slide inside of her. Moaning but never taking her eyes off of her man. "Stroke him for me while you watch me," she commands. "Ok Baby," Jakob says as he wraps his hand around his hardness. His eyes go from her eyes to her fingers. He was so turned on watching her. He loved it. She had never done this before. Never been comfortable with the idea of a man watching her as she made herself cum. He walks closer to her four poster California king sized bed. He sits on the edge so he can watch her better. "I need you to cum for me, Camille. Can you do that for me?" he asks. "Yes," she moans. Her fingers are moving faster, going deeper as she gets turned on from him watching her. She is literally fucking her fingers as she rubs her clit. All Jakob can hear is his baby moaning his name over and over. He knew the signs, knew she was going to give him what he wants. He strokes faster while watching her. "That's it baby. Just let go. Cum for Daddy," he whispers. "Oooohh, I'm gonna cum. Fuuuccckkk." Every word out of Camille's mouth was essentially a long drawn out moan. Jakob was loving it. He felt like he could cum any moment as well. He watches her intensely. Camille cums all over her fingers while her head is thrown back. "Damn, she looks so incredible like this," he thinks.

As she comes back down and her breathing settles, she opens her eyes and looks at Jak. "That was incredible," she tells him. He says "I know." He's still stroking himself. She notices. "Come here," Camille says. Jakob walks to the head of the bed as Camille turns onto her side. Before he realizes what she wants, she has her mouth over the head of his dick. "Yesssss" he moans. Camille looks up at him as she sucks every inch of him into her mouth. Sucking and stroking him was making Camille feel very empowered. She wanted him to feel good. So, she did what she knew he loved. Alternating between sucking and licking, she got him to moan some more. She loved to hear him moan. "I want you to cum in my mouth," she tells him. He just shakes his head yes. She goes to work. Sucking him faster. Deep-throating him. Licking the under side of his dick. Thoroughly enjoying having him in her mouth. She knew he was close. She could taste his pre-cum on her tongue. Her grabbed her head and said "I'm about to cum, Baby." Camille smiled and continued to suck. He came in her mouth and she swallowed every drop.

Licking him clean, she was satisfied with herself. He smiled at her "I don't know what got into you tonight but I'm loving it." She responds "The only thing that I need to get into me tonight is you. And I plan on making sure you do just that." They are laying side by side in her bed, cuddled up. His fingers were inside of her,slowly sliding in and out. She was running her nails up and down his back. They were just listening to the music and touching each other. He was making her wet. She knew she was going to need him inside of her walls sooner than later. He knew he had to be buried deep inside of her because it was his favorite place to be. She just fit him. This is one of the great reasons they just worked. This was just the beginning of a great night. They both knew it. And, both as knew that this was more than a sex thing. This was love. They were falling in love with each other.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Get Into It: Ne-yo's "R.E.D."

Ne-yo is one of my favorite voices/songwriters of the last 7 years. I've been a fan since his first single. I've blogged about him before here and here. There is something about his music that always makes me feel good. Always. He has the ability to create wonderful works of art. His new cd "R.E.D." drops on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th. "R.E.D." stands for "realizing every dream." The cd was first titled "The Cracks In Mr. Perfect" which I thought was a dope title. I can say that his last project was not that great. "Libra Scale" was more miss than hit. I was not happy with it. Ne-yo has redeemed himself. He is back with great music.

"R.E.D." is just great music. I really enjoyed this cd from beginning to end. The vibe of the cd is just really chill. I didn't skip any songs. It just feels like a Ne-yo cd. It has that Ne-yo feel from his earlier cd's. I am very happy that he has returned to his roots. This is a very good look for him. He has a hit on his hands. He has a lot of single worthy tracks on his hand. I heard it and love it. Hope you guys do as well. Go ahead an get into it. Here's my review of the songs off "R.E.D."

"Cracks In Mr. Perfect" - This song was what the album was supposed to be titled. Very honest track. I love the vulnerability that Shaffer shows here.

"Lazy Love" - This is his current single and it is amazing. It is catchy and sexy as hell. I've loved it since I first heard it.

"Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" - This is a very Ero-pop dance track. I am never hear fro that genre...not even from one of my favorite artists.

"Miss Right" - Is a very laid back track. I dig it. Who wouldn't want to be their man's "Miss Right?"

"Jealous" - We've all felt this way at some time. I found myself two stepping to this one.

"Don't Make Em Like You (feat Wiz Khalifa)" - Love this. The lyrics are very dope. I'm not a fan of Wiz but he's cool on this one.

"Be The One" - I love everything about this track. It has a groovy feel to it.

"Stress Reliever" - This song is perfect lusty music. It's very sexual. Ne-yo is good for dropping that one truly sexy track into his projects. One of my favorites.

"She Is (feat Tim McGraw)" - From the title/feature alone, I was a little apprehensive. It actually works.

"Carry On (Her Letter To Him)" - This seems like it was a reference track. It just seems out of place on his cd.

"Forever Now" - Another dance track. Unlike the other one, I actually like this one.

"Shut Me Down" - This is a mid-tempo song that I really like. I prefer Ne-yo on ballads but this works. "For what its worth, I'm in love with you" my favorite line.

"Unconditional" - Another track that will get a lot of play with me. It's just my type of song.

"Should Be You (feat. Fabolous & Diddy)" - Any time that Ne-yo and Fab hook up on a track, it is golden. Think I'm kidding, see "Make Me Better" and "She Got Her Own (remix)." This track is no different. Love it. Let's just forget that Diddy makes a lackluster appearance.

"My Other Gun" - This is a love song. Kinda like a Bonnie and Clyde ode to his ride or die chick. I dig it.

"Alone With You (Maddie's Song)" - This track is dedicated to his daughter. I love when artists write about their kids. Great Daddy-daughter song.

"Let's Go" - Not my type of song.

Just Because I Felt Like It

I was in a Beyonce' mood. She always makes me feel better. Her shows are always awesome. If you've never been to one, you should def check it out. No one can deny that Beyonce' puts on one helluva show. She can sing, she can dance and she is very engaging on stage. So, here is one of my favorite shows from her. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

He Said What??

I was doing my daily perusing of websites two days ago when I came across an article that truly made me angry. It was on ForHarriet and it was about DL Hughley. Let me first say that I am not a fan of his. I do not find him funny or entertaining. To me, he was the least funny comic on the "Kings of Comedy" movie. I was not here for his short lived television show nor can I tell you any movie he's been in. In the last few years, he has become more synonymous with sticking his proverbial foot in his mouth. Do you remember when he said that Don Imus was not wrong to call the women's basketball team "nappy headed hoes?" If not, just know that he did say it. And, no he wasn't trying to be funny when he did it. He has a new book out that I won't mention the name of because I'm sure that it is full of more crap like his quote. He appeared on NPR and when asked his thoughts on Black women, he said,
"I've never met an angrier group of people."

This quote was followed by this gem:

"Being a dad to daughters is very different from being a dad to sons. The dangers are different and the way they listen to you is different. I'm sure every father feels the same way that I do about his daughters. I love them, but I don't like them. Who likes women?" "I don't like the way they process - no, I don't. I enjoy their company. I do not like the way that they reason. You can't understand them."

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is a real quote from comedian DL Hughley. This being said by a Black man is disheartening. It's sad and grotesque. The fact that the Black man who wrote this has been married to a Black woman for 26 years, who has also raised 2 Black female children, who is from a Black woman is not lost on me. I am sick of the media and everyone always continually dumping on Black women. This man is an idiot. Plain and simple. And, I wonder how his wife, daughters and mother feel about this? It could not be me. It's one thing to have a husband who is an idiot, it's another thing for the whole free world to know it. This comes across as a self loathing, self hating Black man. I'm surprised he's been with a Black woman so long.

I want everyone, especially Black men, to stop speaking on and for Black women. We have a voice. We know how to use it. As Black women, we have been taught how to be strong because the world is never going to make it easy for us. I am so glad that I do not know, associate or love any Black men who feel this way. And, if I do, they better keep this ridiculous opinion to themselves. Because I will never be ok with anyone generalizing about everything I am. If any of you are interested, you can read the transcript of the interview here. I am completely done. If you are was appalled as I am, do me a favor and ignore Hughley's book. It does not deserve to sell any units. I am completely disgusted and done.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Places I Must Visit: Aspen, Colorado

The snow capped mountains of Aspen, Colorado are enticing to me. I wanna go there. No, I cannot ski. Yes, I have a fear of heights. But, I still need to go there. There is something appealing about being in a ski town in front of a roaring fire drinking hot cocoa in ski gear with my guy. That sounds like a great way to spend a weekend. One could partake in horse riding, ice skating, fly fishing, rafting, as well as skiing and snowboarding. There are also these incredible gondolas there that take you to the tops of the mountains. I would love to go up in one of those. I have been slowly conquering my fear of heights. This would work well for me.

Aspen is know for its bubbling nightlife and restaurants. There are a wide array of clubs and hot spots there. Wine bars are a commodity that I would have to indulge in. Wine tastings are always a great look in my world. Aspen is also know for their festivals. They have to do with art, literature, film and food. What more could one want from a city? This seems like a place I would enjoy every second of. These are just a few reasons why Aspen has been added to my list. It's a new addition. But one I cannot wait to see.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Things I Like: You Heard That

The power of Twitter is awesome. It connects us to people all over the world. It is very easy to find like minded people through your tweets. I don't really remember how I call across this one guy. But, I am so glad I did. He goes by the name of LowKey. You can catch him on Twitter. Aside from being hella cool via his tweets, he is deep into music. And, we all know how much I LOVE my music. His website is and he features new tracks way before you would catch them on the radio. Well, for those of you who listen to the radio. I do not. I like to cater to my own ear and popular/hot radio stations do not do it for me. The reason I love his site is because it's never full of mainstream hot tracks. It's always something or someone I haven't discovered yet. That is always a plus.

Also, the one other thing I really enjoy about the website is the tone. LowKey's personality comes through in his post. He has a series called "Dear Reader, Let's Talk" where he just talks about certain every day things. It's pretty dope that he breaks up the music by inserting his thoughts in. If you are always on the lookout for new music, You Heard That New is the website for you. I can honestly say that I visit it almost daily. Some of my favorite new tracks have been discovered here. As well as new and old artists. This website isn't about politics, its just about the music. It's great to find a spot that there is no one else pulling the strings. I truly feel that LowKey just posts what he feels is dope. I can totally get behind this. You guys should definitely check it out. Get Into It: You Heard That New.