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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Power of Love

Power of Love---Luther Vandross

I miss you Eddie....

Luther Vandross Power Of Love
Written by: Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Teddy Vann

When I say goodbye it is never for long
'Cause I know our love still lives on
It will be again exactly like it was
'Cause I believe in the power of love
When you're close I can feel the power
When it's love I can always tell
Love for me is the best thing now
It's something that I know so well
Hold me closer and every minute
Of every hour, feel the power of love, yeah
Hold me tighter and take me higher
And feel the fire of the power of love
Did you know that your feelings show
You thought your love was locked up inside
But when your senses start to overload
Love is something you should never hide
You've got to believe in love
It's a feeling that's next to none
Can't stop until we are one
With the power of love
Tell everyone to try
I promise you'll reach the sky
One thing that we can't deny
Is the power of love
So close your eyes and you can feel it
Comin' straight from above, it's the power of love
You can't deny it, so don't even try it
Let the feelin' sweep you off your feet
You've got to believe in love
It's a feeling that's next to none
Can't stop until we are one
With the power of love
Tell everyone you see
How much better the world could be
For them and for you, for me
With the power of love
Ooh, ooh, ooh
You've got to feel the power
Yeah, yeah
So listen up and you will hear it
A symphony from above, it's the power of love
So glad we've found it, now there's no way around it
Just let the feeling sweep you off your feet
You've got to believe in love
It's a feeling that's next to none
Can't stop until we are one
With the power of love
Tell everyone to try
I promise you'll reach the sky
One thing that you can't deny
Is the power of love
When we walk down the street
We don't care who we see or who we meet
Don't need to run, don't need to hide
'Cause we've got something burning inside, yeah
We've got love power
It's the greatest power of them all, ooh...ooh...
We've got love power
And together we can't fall, sing it with
We've got love (Love) power (Power)
It's the greatest power of them all
Oh, we've got love (Love) power (Power)
And together we can't fall, and all the good
(We've got love) Ooh, we've got love (Power), yes, we do
(It's the greatest power of them all)
(We've got love) Love-love-love (Power)
(And together we can't fall) We'll never fall if we've got
(We've got love) If we've got love (Power)
(It's the greatest power of them all)
(We've got love) Tell the world we got love (Power) tell the people about it
(And together we can't fall) And it's all because we've got, we've got
We've got love (Love) power (Power)
Oh, it's the greatest power of them all and if you believe me
We've got more love (Love) power (Power)
And together we can't fall, I know, can't fall
We can't fall (Love) when there's a love power (Power)
'Cause it's the greatest power of them all

I'm going to miss you Eddie...I have finally stopped crying--at least for now....Eddie once said to a friend of ours (actually a former co-worker) that "All women needed to be loved...." He definitely will live forever in a lot of people's hearts....I was like the bratty little sister to him....You know what I mean if you are a female and had older brothers which I didn't....I am the oldest....Nevertheless It was like having an older brother who always complained about his little sister hanging around but the moment she is nowhere to be found he is in search for her....When he and I were working he would call me to find out how I was doing....Eddie always knew when I took my ex-boyfriend back and was having problems....How he knew everytime I was down in the dumps I will never know......I realized out how big Eddie's heart was after he died.....He would feed me all the time at work and act like it was such a chore but I know he was just kidding (Yes Eddie I do owe you)....He protected me from the dangerous little mouse that was running around my work area by putting down a sticky trap....It was either that or have me right next to him for 12 hours that night....Our relationship was strictly platonic...But he did a lot of generous things for his women friends to include getting a whole set of "grill" for one friend (my friend also) who had no teeth in her mouth....I remarked tonight at how I didn't realize how handsome he was when he was in his 20's after seeing a picture of him in his policeman's uniform....From his wife's expression I don't know how she took that....I really wished I had seen that pic of him before he died and could have told him that....I think he would have been flattered but embarrassed because I know Eddie....Underneath that tough exterior was a heart of gold....He was so blonde and blue eyed especially when he was in his 20's....In his 50's his hair was more whitish blonde but he always had those intriguing pale blue eyes....I know what I say about men being too blonde for me but he had such handsome features that back in the day I would have been attracted to him.....I can understand his wife's look when I said that ....Eddie wasn't perfect but he took care of all the women in his life....He was one to meet a need when it arose for all his friends--male and female....And he was big brother Eddie and protector to me....Gonna miss you....

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Went to Vermillionville (Lafayette) yesterday....Had fun with the kids....The bus trip was wild with the kids screaming at how bumpy the roads were....
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Because I could not stop for death
Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death--
He kindly stopped for me--
The Carriage held but just Ourselves--
And Immortality.

We slowly drove--He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility--

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess--in the Ring--
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain--
We passed the Setting Sun--

Or rather--He passed us--
The Dews drew quivering and chill--
For only Gossamer, my Gown--
My Tippet--only Tulle--

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground--
The Roof was scarcely visible--
The Cornice--in the Ground--

Since then--'tis Centuries--and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses' Heads
Were toward Eternity--

My daddy called me from work today to tell me that one of my friends had died yesterday....My dad knew him longer than I had....He was 53....He had over 150 grand in his savings plan and had a deer lease in West, Texas that was making money....It seems as though he had his stuff squared away...I always said to myself that he worked hard and when he retired he was going to get to play hard (He already played hard...Trust me....:o)) I felt so much behind the power curve.... Life is paradoxical a lot of times....He had planned to retire at age 55 but yesterday after mowing his yard with his son he went to lay down for a while and they found him dead on the bed possibly of a massive heart attack.....

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Baby got back....

There is an old adage known by black folks that when a girl is having sex she gains weight if she was always thin....This is not a lie....Why is it that everytime I am f**king good then the booty gets really nice and round??? Just went over to my mother's house and she looked at me and laughed and said "You are gaining weight...Must be all that good crawfish..." More like all that good d**k....I only gain weight when I am having sex and I have been known to go years at a time without having sex....My frame narrows and I am not packing the junk in the trunk like I want to....White women have wider pelvises than Black women....Now my waist is small so when I am more slimmed down I buy jeans that co-responds to my waist size but when the booty grows I am trying to shove all that ass into those same jeans....But the waist still fits....Sigh....Alas, I am not seeing my ex-boyfriend (He never made it back to boyfriend status) anymore so in about a month I'll probably lose all the (m)ass I have gained.....

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Modern Technology....

is turning Americans into modern day slaves....Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. We now sleep one-fifth less than we did a century ago: The National Sleep Foundation reports that adults under 55 average just 6.7 hours ( I get between 2 and 5 hours a night)of shuteye per week night....In part, that is because the 9 to 5 workday has become a relic of the past for many Americans....(I work 12 hours a day)....According to the International labor Organization, a UN agency that promotes human rights, Americans work longer than the famously workaholic japanese--roughly two and a half weeks more a year...

We also need to fit in time for ourselves, or for family and friends...So the appeal for drugs to keep us awake that are sure to follow is quite obvious....Their development means taht we have entered a whole new world in which we may be able to realize an impossible dream (If there were only more hours in the day)....But are we trading one problem for another???

Damn right!!! More stress, anxiety disorders, depression, heart related problems....Bush has to be the most well rested person on the planet...He is always on vacation at his ranch....Meanwhile most of the nation is being worked to death while oil and drug companies are raking in billions thanks to his support...Worked to death??? At least for the moment while you still have the right to die...I believe modern medicine will advance to the point that one day it will be possible to keep a person alive forever...

Don't laugh but that is biblical...And don't go clicking the X because the word bible is mentioned as most of you claim to believe in it...It does state that there would be a day where people would seek death and would not be able to find it...So with the prez, congress, and pharmaceutical companies working to keep us alive for ever, living forever could be just around the corner....But be prepared to work forever though....With the "boy king's", thirst for oil, social security reform, nukular power, world supremacy, military might and fortune don't think that you will ever be able to stop working.....See what happens when you let your children play with skulls and crossbones??? And you thought Dungeons and Dragons was bad enough....

Monday, April 25, 2005

When Doves Cry....

Prince - When Doves Cry Lyrics
Dig if you will the picture
Of you and I engaged in a kiss
The sweat of your body covers me
Can you my darling
Can you picture this?

Dream if you can a courtyard
An ocean of violets in bloom
Animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat
The heat between me and you

How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world that's so cold (So cold)
Maybe I'm just too demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father too bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied (She's never satisfied)
Why do we scream at each other?
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry

Touch if you will my stomach
Feel how it trembles inside
You've got the butterflies all tied up
Don't make me chase you
Even doves have pride

How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world so cold (World so cold)
Maybe I'm just too demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father too bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied (She's never satisfied)
Why do we scream at each other?
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry

How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world that's so cold (A world that's so cold)
Maybe I'm just too demanding (Maybe, maybe I'm like my father)
Maybe I'm just like my father too bold (Ya, know he's to bold)
Maybe you're just like my mother (Maybe you're just like my
She's never satisfied (She's never, never satisfied)
Why do we scream at each other (Why do we scream, why?)
This is what it sounds like

When doves cry
When doves cry (Doves cry, doves cry)
When doves cry (Doves cry, doves cry)

Don't Cry (Don't Cry)

When doves cry
When doves cry
When doves cry

When Doves cry (Doves cry, doves cry, doves cry
Don't cry
Darling don't cry
Don't cry
Don't cry
Don’t cry

I am done with a certain Cajun boy.....No more of your drama....

Another interesting weblog....

This one is definitely of a political nature....Thanks Blogger for the recover post...you so fucking rock!!!! Ooops...I am not supposed to cuss--if I can help it...

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

My new addition to the family.....Isn't she lovely?!!!
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The more blogs I read the more I find out that my shit is not whack after all...I am actually part of the norm....Woohoo!!!!!! I found this blog to be purty interesting....I do wish Kenya would quit deleting her blog posts when she gets depressed...Sigh....Damn... If that was how you were feeling at the time then so be it..Nobody is going to judge you for it.....As long as it doesn't physically hurt anyone people have a right to be angry, bitter, and even hate.....Just don't let it consume you....You just have to work through those issues...I hated my First Sergeant back in 2000 and 2001 because I felt as though she was the main cause of people black-balling me in the military but the day that I discharged from the military I brought her a rose and told her that I didn't hate her anymore.....

Monday, April 18, 2005

How to Survive Bush's Economy...

Ramen Noodles. Or Maruchan Noodles. I like the ones with the tiny shrimp in them....How do they get those shrimp so tiny??? A co-worker and I have come to the conclusion that they are just shrimp eggs that hatch when you add all that hot water...We can't afford to eat steak every day and live like kings and queens (only your Congressman and the CEOs who are ripping off their companies, your 401K and the country can)....I bet Bill Gates lived on Ramen noodles when he was starting up Microsoft....

Solar Lights. I am mainly talking about the ones you put outside....They can be used as night lights or inside the home when a hurricane ravishes your town and takes out the power substation...There is a cute catalog company that sells some that you just set on the floor, ground or porch with cute little animals and stuff on them....They would be useful as lighting in the house....

House Parties. (and Backyard Bar-B-Qs). Ya'll know how we did it back in the days when times and being Black were tough....We all came together at a different person's house on the weekends to some red Kool-aid and grooving to tunes from our record collections....

Red Kool-aid. Ya'll have to remember you are dealing with Bush's economy....You can't afford to drink Alize and Hypnotic every damn day anymore...Remember: "There ain't nothing that's gonna get you to the poor house quicker than champagne tastes on a Kool-aid budget..."Plus that red Kool-aid can always be spiked....

Record Collections. (digital music today). I bet a lot of folks out there still have LP records...Now in the age of digital media you have millions of people with extensive music collections thanks to Napster and others....That is enough music to keep a house party seriously cranked up the whole weekend....

Newspapers. Get rid of them....Stop buying them....Save a tree...Unless you roll your own paper fireplace logs like Martha Stewart you can do with out newspapers....Most of them are available online and most of the news is upsetting anyway....Why pay somebody 50 cents to a buck fifty to make you upset??? For what you spend in newspapers in a year you could just buy a pocket pc and download newspapers from Avantgo. Besides is it better to be seen by the boss quickly trying to fold and put a newspaper away (with all that rustling noise) or rather to simply push the off button on your Dell Axim X50 and slide it into the desk drawer when you hear him (or her) coming???

Pets. This will depend on the individual...Pets are the only friends that some people have....Now remember this is Bush's economy and the price of a tank of gas is coming before pets, children, food and diapers for many folks out there...Many families are having to get rid of their pets because they can't afford to keep them anymore....A gas tank can't be filled with Puppy Chow...You might want to consider the "friend of nature" aspect--ie feeding birds or squirrels but please stay away from the Dollar General Store's bird seed as it contains 85% cracked corn and grackles love cracked corn...Sigh...If you insist on feeding grackles please do not do it in my neighborhood. A couple bags of that cracked corn shit and those "parking lot pimps" are taking over the neighborhood...

Bar-B-Que pits. This is a necessity of the house parties. Plus it puts the guests mainly outside and not trampling all over mama's rug....Bush and Congress did encourage us to seek alternative sources of energy and what better way to save on gas and electricity than by cooking with wood and charcoal...This will help on the light bill as you won't have to run the air conditioner to cool down a hot kitchen....

Ex boyfriends, old loves, old flames. Times are tough....We need one another...."Either you are with us or you are against us..." Sisters how many of us are having trouble paying the rent??? The light bill??? Well, ya'll know what you have to do!!! "Call him up!!!" Call up that old boyfriend, lover, thang on the side, whatever....You help him out and he helps you out....Hey necessity knows no law in Bush's economy....In the words of R. Kelly, "I don't see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind..."--especially if it means the lights won't be turned off....

Books, digital cameras, pictures. Knowledge is power.....Ignorance is bliss--until you run out of gas money, that is....With the price of gas soaring short trips will be in the works this year....Who says that you have to travel to France for the summer to have some fun....A nice book and a cold glass of lemonade (or red Kool-aid) will take you very far this hot summer even if a tank of gas won't...Most of us love within a short distance from a public library.....A whole lot of us Black folks need to catch up on our history....There is more to it besides Roots and Malcolm X...Short trips to festivals,National, state and historical parks are great---lots of pictures, memories, and historical information....

Lagniappe: My prediction is that the most given gift this holiday season will be pre-paid gas cards..."Oh thank you dear....It is just what I needed..."

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Speaking of.....

government programs and agencies....Check out The Old Negro Space Program....It is hilarious....

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

I guess some might think that all I do is rant and rave in my posts....Nope....Today I went and invested the chunk of money my dad gave to me to invest and I just want to say that I am not fighting him or my mother like cats and dogs anymore...We are all trying to reconcile....Yes we all said and did hurtful things to one another....Plus I never seen a grown man wanna cry as I told him that I was (finally) interested in Pharmacy school.....Pharmacy school sounds great and plus I hear from my financial advisor that they have a severe shortage of pharmacists and even the ones that I know and the ones he does business with can't fully retire as if they did they younger pharmacists couldn't be off on the weekends or take vacations.....Pharmacy sounds good to me....Plus with daddy willing to help out I should be ok.....

Accidents do happen....

Not in this fucking case....You accidently send out ONE deadly viral sample not a fucking THOUSAND sweetie!!! Sounds like monkey biznass to me....And you wonder why those people in Africa are running scared....Hell they have some reason to....I can hear them now "The damn astronaut people are coming to kill us!!!" And how did this mailing of a thousand samples of a deadly flu virus to every damn place on the planet come about?!!! (Staring at the ceiling and waiting for a fucking answer)...Was it because some brain dead individual or individuals who just happen to be collecting a government a pay check got mail fever and just start mailing out samples of shit in routine test kits without looking at the labels ??? How is it that a fucking thousand of the same damn virus got mailed out that many times....That is no coincidence...I guess the brain dead individual or individuals didn't bother read the labels "Warning...Extremely deadly....Handle with extreme care....."And as a lab tech I thought we were all trained to label shit correctly and all to correctly read labels as that is part of our job.....See why I hate bureaucracies!!! Most of the people employed within are brain dead...Worthless jerks!!! Oh I know...."Ooops...My bad!!!" That's how it always goes....Sigh....

Bureaucracies are filled with brain dead people.....Think I am lying just try and phone some government agency ie the social security office, the IRS, the welfare office, the WIC office the VA, etc....It doesn't matter, just pick one and have some legitimate business to take care of....Make sure it is on a Friday afternoon so that you can receive the "full effect" of the treatment...You won't even get anyone on the damn phone it will just ring and ring....I had some stuff to take care of back about 2 years ago and I phone this certain government agency...The phone rang and the bitch automatically hung up the phone...So I called back and let it ring a few times and NO ONE answered....So I was like "These bitches are over there planning their weekend and wondering what they are going to wear to the club Friday and Saturday... It is just one O'clock in the afternoon and I know they are still at work....They're too busy worrying about getting their hair 'did'...." So this is what I did next (chuckles) I dialed the damn number one mo'gin and then I let the fucking phone ring for over 45 minutes.....I even laid on the couch with the phone to my ear and let it ring for 45 minutes straight---even got a quick nap in...I was determined that someone was going to answer it the third time....So when they did I hung up on their asses....Come on the last thing you want to do is tell someone your name after you let the phone ring off the damn hook for 45 minutes straight....Then I called their asses back a fourth time and guess what ...I got a live human on the line and my fucking business was taken care of...I guess some of you say "I bet you are the kind that if you feel your light bill is too high that month you staple your checks to the statement like they tell you not to do?" Yes...I have been known to do that....(snicker)

Monday, April 11, 2005

Ooops....My bad!!!

I know I talk much shit on my blog but I for the life of me figure out why some people who are hired by the government to study, research and find out information about other countries come up with all the shit they come up with and RIGHT BEFORE THEY CROAK have damn change of heart about the countries they considered to be corrupt, axises of evil, or what ever....Based on their advise we invade these countries, kill and destabilize the countries and their economy and right before these suckers assume their "pushing up daisy" positions they have the nerve to come on the news or write a book saying "I was wrong what we need to do is understand these people and their culture as this is the best way to relate to these people and get them to trust the United States"....What?!!! After decades of war, lives lost on both sides, billions in dollars spent on maintaining troops and all these government paid jerks can say is basically "Ooops...My bad!!!" (((Click))) That's me turning the freaking channel....

On another note: Matthew Hale and Eric Rudolph will be hugging on their mothers from a jail cell....I hope Hale spends all of them 40 years in jail with his skinny ass...His best protection is solitary confinement or perhaps joining a prison gang because there will be some big dong brothers there waiting for his ass...And the prison guards had better watch him because he is so skinny he might be able to slip between them cell bars and get away because hell he is built like a wet noodle....40 years is a long time to be in jail and I get this feeling that before it is all said and done Matthew Hale will be "turnt out"...HE GONE BE SOMEBODY BITCH!!! Oh well not my problem I will sleep well at night for the next 40 years...I won't be the one thinking about the fact that I'll be able to fit a Mack truck up my ass hole after 40 years of having it reamed....Rudolph is just straight up kooky....I mean some shit ticks me off but I am not one to load a truck full of explosives or make bombs and kill someone over it--even if it is the IRS....Now if a tornado happens down I-35 and nature's fury is unleashed upon the IRS building in Austin don't think I won't tie something around my head, grab my AK-47, step out into the streets, pop off a few rounds and shout out "Allah is good".....LOL...That's just a fantasy....But trust me I will at least give myself some "air high-fives" and declare "two points for our side"....That's more a reality....

Sunday, April 10, 2005

The Indoctrination....

All this tired ass shit they play at the movies....That is why I hardly go to the movies.... I do have an extensive home movie collection though....I get tired of all that action shit about someone blowing up (or damn sure trying to blow up) Capitol Hill, the White House or the President....Now also all of a sudden the horror genre has become so fucking popular with people becoming so morbidly fascinated with death and evil spirits...One or two horror movies a year is good but the 10 to 20 like they are pumping out nowdays especially during the holiday seasons is too damn much...I have two words for all of this "Fucking YAWN"...Americans get over yourselves.....Dumb asses can't make better movies than that tired ass shit?!!! You are just installing fear and distrust in the people of this country, ie indoctrinating people.....Hollywood will be waiting for my fucking money....You have Hollywood and then you have government beaucracies---both nothing but brain dead individuals getting paid....Why don't you fuckers make a movie about the IRS?!!! Call it True Lies or Dude, Where's My Refund? You jerks want to impress me, put some slave narratives on the big screen.....

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Jihads are real....

In no matter what form they come....

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

"He's from the '70s....I didn't think people from the '70s still lived..."--my son remarking to something he heard on tv...

"If he lived or grew up in the '70s he must be at least a hundred years old..."--my son doing his own math and coming up with his very own incredible conclusion


hmmm...Wonder if they had Sprite during the 70's....I can't remember....

Interesting Blogs....

This is an interesting blog for those who are interested in politics and Texas...http://beastsbelly.blogspot.com/... This next guy talks more shit than I do on his weblog than I do on mine....He has some issues with women too...Check his weblog out...

Interesting thought: They need to create a new reality show on the level of "Pimp my ride" called "Tweak my computer(s)"....It would be a reality show where people write to these computer geeks and if chosen would have their computer systems uphauled and networked if they have more than one like me....I'd like to be the first one they pay a visit to....My "newest" computer of the three that I have was bought in 2001...They all need to be upgraded...

Monday, April 04, 2005

"No bird seed for you"---the bird seed Nazi

Part of my living will states that not one damn penny that is left behind to beneficiaries will be used to feed grackles....NO NOT ONE!!! Those damn relentless birds.....I am engaged in the "mother of all battles" with those damn birds and trust me it has been a real mother...

Friday, April 01, 2005

When will the madness end?!!!

She is at rest now folks...Give it a rest and let the woman rest in peace....Stay out of the Schiavo's biznass please....Damn if this ever happens to me I want you folks to stay the fuck outta my business....This is written by me and yes it is final care instructions...Some of you need a damn "Guide for Dummies" book to learn to stay the fuck outta others business....Speaking of biznass why is it that Republicans are always up in everyone's damn mix?!!!This state rep named Talmadge Heflin from Houston, Texas tried to take a Black (African immigrant who was his housekeeper) woman's baby last year....Will these fuckers stop at nothing?!!! Check this article concerning it all out...Sigh....Two PCs, a notebook computer, and a new Dell Axim PDAthat I can download news from Avantgo to read away from home....I spend too much time reading about shit that Republicans do that pisses me off....But then again that is what they want me to be anyway...Pissed off and frustrated....Come and try to take my son motherfuckers!!!