Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beautiful People

Life is giving me many great opportunities right now. One is that I am living in the Detroit area and coming into contact with some phenomenal artists. I am starting to experience life the way I always wanted to, surrounded by naturally talented people, people with heart and soul. People, that if you took away all of the gadgets, could function with just their bare hands.

I am working on my photo business and with some help of a few great friends and family, it is taking off. Time seems to be an issue, along with getting all of my work together but I am going to take that time and use it to keep focused.

I wanted to thank everyone who has supported my photography and writing all these years. When I was in school, many people said, "you can't do photography and journalism AND have children." You people suck. Those of you who stood by me, rock on!!! I can and I will do it. I am a different breed.

Thanks again for your support!!!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Love Quotes

Even after all this time

The sun never says to the earth "you owe me".

Look what happens with a Love like that!

- It lights the whole Sky. (Hafiz)

“I was in love with love.” (St. Augustine)

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
- Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

"In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person."
--Margaret Anderson

"In my wildest dreams, you always play the hero. In my darkest hour of night, you rescue me, you save my life."
--Bliss and Cerney

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Here is a Game I found...Be Careful...

Be Prepared...

This is October, ladies and gentlemen...Halloween is near. This is one of my favorite times of the year because I get to get all of the creepy, gross, make-your-skin-crawl type of stuff out of my system that has been simmering for the past eleven months. Hers is a tribute to my most favorite season of all, next to Christmas, of course...Thriller!!! P.S. YouTube does not allow you to embed the original Micheal Jackson version, so here is something fun that I found instead. :)

Mmm...True Blood

What can I say? I missed my show tonight and I really had to watch the main vampire again...ahh...first blood. Lol. If you know me, I am a horror fan. There is just something sexy about the undead. I know, that's creepy. So what?!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008


How do you know if you have disrepected someone?

It's not an easy thing to please everyone. You don't know everyone's boundaries, culture, class, morals, etc. You don't know how sensitive a person can be given certain situations. I am not an easy person to offend.

There are certain things that should make you question yourself if you find yourself always doing them and always ending up with the same results. I'm not a preacher. Quite frankly, I am a sinner. I have bad thoughts pretty much all day long, dispersed amongst thoughts of kindness, guilt, empathy, love, sadness, anger and all the others.

There is something, that yes, I learned about in Sundsy School. It's called the Golden Rule. It basically says "Do unto others as you'd have done unto yourself."

Then along with it come the Ten Commandments and the story about Jesus that says "An eye for an eye," which does not mean take revenge, it means to offer them your other eye, for the one that they've all ready poked out.

Where I fall in all of this is not quite defined. I have found myself in the past wanting revenge. That doesn't suit me anymore. I have tried offering my other eye, only to find that it does get poked out. I am looking at the middle road, the grey area, where the answer is not definite but it's not evil either.

How do you continue on after being disrespected in such a deep way without hurting the person who disrespected you? I think the answer is quite simple: don't pay those thoughts any mind anymore. I am just going to have to carry on doing what I think is right and nevermind what anyone else thinks.

When I was in school, my mother told me not to ever start a fight but to finish it or at least make sure I can protect myself. I will protect myself and if that means I have to finish a fight, so be it but I vow that I will not hurt anyone out of revenge or spite or hatred.

I just want to be respected.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Detroit City in Da House!!!

I don't know about you but I have been noticing that Detroit is coming ALIVE!!!

When I was little, my mother and my aunts and cousins always warned me that Detroit was a dangerous place to go and would tell me about their experiences when they had been brave enough to venture down there.

Honestly though, I love Detroit. Every time I go I have a blast. I love the city lights. The people are so interesting and friendly. I feel beautiful just walking down the street.

Sure it has it's junkies, it's prostitutes and homeless people. It has it's run-down, spooky looking old houses and buildings but the city has some bang!!!

Detroit has undergone a severely needed facelift within the past few years and I am proud to say that, well, it's not exactly where I live but if I were single, it is exactly where I would live.

I have recently had the opportunity to visit some of it's clubs, casinos and stores, get to know some of it's fascinating people and just enjoy the view.

This post seems eerily familiar...It feels as if I have written something similar to it before, bragging about Detroit. I don't know...but I just wanted to say that I think it has a lot of potential and is going to be offering me many opportunities in the very near future. Cheers!!!


Some places to visit downtown:

1.Ignite- MGM Grand Casino
2.Squindles African Restaurant
3. Bleu Room Experience
4. Motor City Casino
5. Comerica Park

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