It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!
It’s when you’re a kid and you can
say yell “IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!”😄
Well. The kid in me says
Just another day! 😗
With the exception of
Back to ME.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
🎵HAPPY BIRTHDAY (sing it !)…
I’m gonna call it 50’s for 50 !
So, 50’s outfit #1
Then, 50’s hair appointment
🎵 You look good to me
Now dinner with my family and friends 😍
@ MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT aaaaannnnnnd a personalized menu for me😛
Plus, special meals for my guests with dietary restrictions as well.
🎵 And the beat goes on
50’s celebration continued
50’s outfit #2
Dinner @ my second FAVORITE RESTAURANT
And #YES there was CAKE
50’s for 50 INDEED
Here’s to 50 more!!!👍
Sitting in front of the
(You don’t know nuttin ’bout this right here 😄 ) #FriedShrimpDay
It’s a good day! Well, what-a-ya-know, December 21st is National French Fried Shrimp Day & National Crossword Puzzle Day!
So, today REPEAT. 🎵 Let’s do it again
Aaaaahhhhh! Humbug! #YuleHumbug Turn that frown upside down….Join me!
(figuratively speaking, of course 😉 ). But, what about shopping?
🎵 Do you know what today is?! #Re-GiftingDay
Question: What do you think is worth repeating?
Let’s Do It Again ~ The Staple Singers
Anniversary ~ Tony! Toni! Toné!
Catching up on my reading, I came across this article in the November issue of O Magazine ( Yes, I’m a little behind. But, let’s stay focused! Lol). The picture with the “Unfriend” button first caught my eye. It was very intriguing to me and I began to ponder the thought for a long time. Then I saw the article. The article was entitled Make Your Feed More Friendly. So, I read the article. Then, I began to think some more.
First, let’s talk about friends. You have your childhood friends ( the friends you grew up with), your family-friends (true like blue, thick or thin always there to the end), you’re acquaintance-friends (friends you very rarely see and/or talk to), your friends you love😍, your bestie/best friends (you guys are tight like spandex!), the friends you hate😡, your friend-enemies (can’t stand the sight of them, much less be around them!) and your social-media friends (people you know only online). So, does that make a difference? Is that important?
Then, I began to think about the article. “It’s easy to see what others are doing and desire what they have.” Okay. I agree. Which then begins to make me think I don’t want to un-friend “others”, I want to be-friend them! I mean, 🎤 Getting to know you, getting to know all about you😄 That’s my new bestie! Then, I began to reflect upon the ending of the article and actually un-friending people because “…images we’re ogling…don’t depict the truth of people’s lives.” Hmmm.
So, then I start to think what if it does depict their true thoughts, feelings and lives?? What if what you are seeing is not something your ogling, but something that makes you frown looking at it? What if your friend is constantly posting negative things? Whether it is an original post of their own, a re-post of someone else or commenting on a post with the same negative, angry, and even condescending spirt? Their views are definitely not your views, but you’re friends (Or so you say), right??? Do you un-friend them? Double hmmm.
#NationalWinnieThePoohDay I turn to you.
I know you have friends.
Pooh, are thinking about my question or are you thinking about
Yes, Pooh, I know you love eating and when you’re all done,
full belly and all, you can’t help but
sit and dream, 🎵 Dreamin’
about honey. I get it. I’m the same way with popcorn.
Like a kid,
I get it, but let’s stick to the question at the moment.
🎵 What would you do
Question: What Would You Do (Pooh) ?????
Dreamin’ ~ Vanessa Williams
What Would You Do ~ City High
Recently I went to a birthday party.
Hello. How are you? Nice to meet you. Ya know, the friendly meet and greet time. I say hello to a friend of mine standing with another woman. I turn to the other woman afterwards, extend my right hand to her and kindly introduce myself.
“Hi, I’m such an such “, she says shaking my hand. “Very nice to meet you.”, I reply. “Are you the author of the two books (YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME?! and the sequel YOU HAVE LOST YOUR MIND!)?!”, she quickly says with excitement smiling at me. “Why, yes. Yes I am!”😃.
She began to share she read my books over breakfast, how much she enjoyed them and it was her daughter ( which happen to be my friend’s mother) whom shared them with her. Wow! Nice! I made a good first impression and didn’t even know it!
You never know who you’re going to meet, for you may have already made a good first impression before you actually meet for the first time.
Question: When have you made a good first impression without even knowing it?
Got family? Friends? Frien-a-mies? Yeah, but who’s got your back? Through thick and thin, ride-or-die ’till the end? Who’s that girl/guy?
Take a bullet straight through my brain
Yes, I would die for you . Who’s that girl/guy?
There are three important people on my team. Who are they? They are me, myself and I.. Who’s knows me better than me?
I can do
everything all by myself. Yes, I can eat by myself, drink by myself and shop by myself. Let’s be Frank real though, who really wants to do everything by them self?? Honestly, I cannot do everything by myself. I cannot build a house by myself or operate on myself and (despite what the strong may think) I surely cannot have a baby by myself!
I love myself wholeheartedly 😍 and I am my worst/best critic/cheerleader!!! Aren’t you down with Optimal Personal Pride?
When it comes to OPP, damn– skippy I’m with it!!!!
Question: What about you???
Grenade ~ Bruno Mars
O.P.P. ~ Naughty By Nature
The dating game (not the show) is like being on a roller coaster ride. There are ups, downs, and more ups and downs. It’s also like playing Truth or Dare blindfolded with girls and boys at summer camp. Oh, no! You just don’t know what you’re in for OR what’s going to happen.
Question: What do you want or need in a relationship? Why?
Just A Friend ~Biz Markie
Respect ~Aretha Franklin
Wake up (everybody) no more sleepin’ in bed…..
It’s 12am. I’m startled out of my sleep to loud music. What the….! I wake up to see…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Oh. This is music to my ears! And what do I see?! A super power breakfast! Why thank you, love! No time for sleep indeed. I need to get up, get dressed and start my day! I look in my closet. Scream. I have nothing to wear!
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby!
But, of course!
Time for dinner. To my surprise, we arrive at The Odyssey restaurant with a candlelight dinner looking over the city. Aaaaaahhhh! I’m So Excited and I just can’t hide it! I’m about to loose control and I think I like it!
Wind, don’t stop me now….
This is going to be the Best Day Of My Life. My l-i-i-i-i-fe!
No! Scratch that! This WAS the best day of my life! My birthday, which I believe
IT SHOULD BE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY, is the only day I can be all about ME and get away with it😛
Today Was A Good Day.
Time for bed
Q: What do you think should be a national holiday? And why?
Wake Up Everybody~Teddy Pendergrass
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby ~Four Seasons
New Attitude ~Patti LaBelle
Thank You ~Boyz II Men
Here We Go Again ~Ray Charles ft. Norah Jones
I’m So Excited ~The Pointer Sisters
You Look Good To Me~Cherrelle
I’m Too Sexy ~Right Said Fred
Bes Day Of My Life ~American Authors
Today Was A Good Day ~Ice Cube
I need x-y or z. So, I’ll take whatever I can get. Scratch that! I beg to differ. When it comes to dating and relationships, I want what I want and I’m gonna get what I want. Take that!
Ladies, Mr. Pitiful (Otis Redding) is not Mr. Right no matter how much they beg Baby I Need Your Loving ( Four Tops). Men, Stop! In The Name Of Love (The Supremes). You both know as well as I do, Something Just Ain’t Righ (Keith Sweat) and Once You Get Started (Rufus feat. Chaka Kahn), it’s hard to stop.
But you don’t understand, you say? Oh, no! I get it. It’s Complicated (Rihanna), you say? It’s Tricky (RUN DMC), yes. Not complicated at all.
So, don’t be Silly (Deniece Williams)! Play your cards right from the start!
What card are you going to play? When? Why?