Thursday, January 28, 2010

Underrated Cuties - Cougar Edition

My blog tends to run a little more on the serious side. On occasions, I let my hair down and have a little fun with it. This blog is a dedication to women who I think are sexy in their own right who seem to fly under the radar. This edition is for the cougars (40 +).....*growls*. Let's go!

Theresa Randle: I'm 92% certain those are contacts, but it's all good. She first got my radar from her role in Bad Boys. She has that "Around the Way" girl look. Probably wouldn't spot her out in a crowd if she wasn't famous, but most definitely a cutie. She has a beautiful smile and I love chicks with high cheekbones. I have forgiven her for that debacle Girl 6.

Wendy Raquel Robinson: She caught my eye playing the uppity wanna be down Principal on The Steve Harvey Show (what an original title!). Something about a sassy woman who knows which fork to use at dinner time does something to me. She's a little slim for my usual liking, but she rocks what she has well.

Lynn Whitfield: Such a classy beauty who has aged oh so gracefully. I know she's old enough to be my mother (actually born the same year as my mom), but this lady is stunning. Even when she was playing a nutcase, she still had that regal aura about her. I love a sophisticated woman and she just oozes this. More than likely, she sits at home drinking steele reserve whilst scratching her balls, but on camera she comes off mad classy.

Sheryl Crow: Now I know some of you are scratching your head. First, you're gonna say "she's not underrated!". In our community I have not heard many people clamoring over this woman, so yeah she is underrated. Two, you're gonna say......."Sheryl Crow?!?!.....c'mon son!". Yes, I think this lady is a beaut. A woman who has rocked out with both MJs (Micheal Jackson and Mick Jagger) is a keeper in my book.

This is not the definitive list of underrated cougars, but it's a heck of a good start. If any of you ladies are reading this blog.......I've never had a cougar, but I'm always willing to give one a shot. Peace.

Monday, January 25, 2010

L.I. At the Movies: The Book of Eli

I'm gonna say this off top.....this movie starts very slowly. If you have ADD, I recommend you not go see this or go get refreshments until about 25 minutes in. Just a quick forewarning. I'm gonna give you a quick rundown before I give my thoughts.

The movie is set in post-apocalyptic times some 30 years after "the flash". Eli, whose name we don't learn until late in the movie, is heading westward after being instructed by a voice. He is carrying this powerful book that can make people do whatever it says (sound familiar?) The country is in ruins. Water is scarce. Hijackers roam the land pillaging and killing people for whatever they have. Eli is a survivalist who speaks softly and carries a big gun, knife, crossbow, etc.

On his search for water, he ends up in a town that is doing pretty "well". Long story short, the town's owner realizes Eli is a literate man and wants Eli to work for him. The owner offers Eli food and lounging and "entertainment" from Mila Kunis *gaaahh*. Owner finds out that Eli has "the book" and all hell breaks loose. That's as far as I'll go because I don't want to ruin it for you.

I thought the Hughes Brothers did a wonderful job with this movie. I was almost shocked to find out this was their project. The cinematography is magnificent....I haven't seen a movie this beautiful since Belly. Denzel is still finer than a mofo......I'm a lezzie...not blind. Mila Kunis....such a gorgeous woman.....Home Alone ain't hittin' that right.......hey I am a lezzie.

The movie really make me think. The message I got from it is how wasteful we are and how we take things for granted. These people were killing for water, soap, batteries....things that we throw away or run through without second thought. Really made me think of how flippant we are about things and how we believe that there is an endless stream of "stuff".

I love the Bible and I read it a few times a week. However, we cannot deny the fact that the Bible has been used throughout history to promote all kinds of agendas. In Eli's hands, the book was used to for good, for survival. The town owner only wanted it so that he could control the people and expand his territory. I gathered that in the right hands, the Bible is a tool. In the wrong hands, it becomes a dangerous mind controlling weapon.

The Book of Eli will probably be one of Denzel's lowest grossing flicks. Doesn't help that it's directed by a couple brothers *shrugs*. I believe its the first must-see movie of the year. It's thought provoking and is a sure conversation starter. I give it 4 mics.....go see it. Peace.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Love the 90s

A rare double dip from yours truly. Just wanted to get a mix up this week. Now streaming as well as available for download. Disclaimer: mixes are for entertainment purposes, all songs are owned my their respective authors/producers/etc. No copyright infringement intended.

Update: I was informed by a good friend of mine that "the man" is going after downloadable mixes, so I'm only gonna stream.

I Heart the 90s - Vol 1
1. Xscape - Just Kickin' It remix
2. Missy Elliot - Sock It to Me
3. R. Kelly - Your Body's Callin'
4. Mary J. Blige/Lil Kim - Love You Better
5. Case/Foxy - Touch Me, Tease Me
6. Blackstreet/Dre - No Diggity
7. Mya/Silkk the Shocker - Movin' On
8. Toni Braxton - Making Me High
9. Adina Howard - Freak Like Me
10. TLC - Creep
11. Monica - Like This, Like That
12. SWV - I'm So Into You
13. Soul For Real - Every Little Thing
14. Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
15. Tony Toni Tone/DJ Quik - Let's Get Down
16. BBD - Do Me
17. Dru Hill - Beauty
18. Blaque - 808
19. Montell Jordan - Let's Ride
20. Aaliyah - One in a Million
21. Total - Trippin'
22. 112 - Anywhere
23. Jodeci - Freek'n You

The Littlest Braveheart

Anyone who knows me knows that I love my babies (little sister and nieces and nephews) like nothing else in this world. I'm so fortunate to have such wonderful little men and women in my life. If only they knew how much they teach me about the world. I like listening to what they have to say and how they view things.

Out of all of them, I worry about the most about my little sister. We may not share the same blood (technically she's a godsister) but that doesn't matter. I introduce her as my sister and I treat her as such. She called me last night to tell me about school and other stuff. As we conversed, I noticed a change in her demeanor. I ask her what's wrong and she tells me that she is worried about my pops. My pops had a very minor surgical procedure done last week. He's fine and recovering quite nicely.

Little sis was 8 years old when my mother died. Old enough to remember fond memories and old enough to remember what happened. Without bashing or judging, I will say that her biological family leaves a lot to be desired. I shudder to think where my little sis would be without us. At 11 years old, she has seen and heard things that a child shouldn't be exposed to. She's one of the strongest people I know. I am always praying that God keeps her protected and that he wraps her in His arms.

Sorry to get off track. Basically little sis tells me that she's scared of losing my pops. I cannot predict the future, but I did my best to assure her that she will never be alone. I never fully understood how much my mother meant to her until last night. She was just recalling some of the things that she and my mother did together. I guess the happy memories overshadowed the moment of sadness she experienced.

I got off the phone thinking about how I felt at 25 when she died. How lost and confused and hurt I felt. Feeling like I had been robbed of so many years with her. I cannot fathom the thought of losing her before I became a teenager. My thoughts soon went to admiration.....little sis is a trooper. She is proud to call me sister and I'm inspired by her strength. Peace.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Drowning in a Puddle

I don't like "deep" faux all! It's something about an incense burning, headwrap wearing, anti-establishment, def poetry jamming, pseudo intellectual. I know the description I gave is hella stereotypical, but it was needed to drive this point home.

I read blogs and message board postings of people like this and I can only facepalm. Dude, you're not nearly as deep as you think you are. To be funky, B, it sounds plain silly. Wrapping asinine ideas in a myriad of metaphors, big words, and psycho babble is what it boils down to. Not saying these types aren't smart, but the package makes it all wrong.

Thanks to the interwebs, anyone can be a genius. I can look up a word, factoid, quote, etc to make myself appear to be some supernatural scholarly type. I'm not impressed by the sociopolitical tirades. Their "deepness" is annoying to me. The cosigns of easily impressed people kinda make me wanna hurl. One click to wikipedia and you can say everything they did.

Real intelligence is based on how big of words you use. Intelligence is being able to convey your thoughts and opinions in a coherent manner. Intelligence is being able to use what you know in real life situations. Lastly, intelligence is knowing that no matter how "smart" you think you are....there is someone even smarter. Peace.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Needing to Lay On an Iceberg

One thing I've never considered myself is a horndog. Like any normal human being I have urges and desires, but I don't ever recall them being out of control. Some days they're up and some days they're down but in the end, it balances out. Well lately, they've been way way way up.

I wouldn't say I'm frustrated. Frustrated was a long time ago. I don't even think I see it in the rearview anymore. Heck, I don't remember it being this bad as a teenager. I have had dreams, daydreams, fantasies, and my imagination run wild.

Surf the net....Alicia Keys in a catsuit looking amazing.....thoughts go straight to the gutter. Go out to the mall.....see a beautiful chick walk past me......thoughts go straight to the gutter. Okay, how about I try to stay busy? Over the last few days I have read a book, rearranged my closet, worked on some mixes, and decided that the chicken did in fact come before the egg. It ain't working.

The homies are saying well just call up one of your standbys and do what you do. Most women are far too clingy for just a hit and quit. All of the women I know like that are like that. As much as I would like to release some tension, it won't be with any of them. I value my sanity far too much for that. This will pass. I got basketball, NFL playoffs, and an ice pack.......I'll be fine. Peace.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Back On the Mix Again

A Blue Moon Mix Tracklisting

1. Soulja Slim/Juvenile - Slow Motion
2. Makaveli - To Live and Die in L.A.
3. Wale/Gucci Mane - Pretty Girls
4. Nelly - E.I.
5. Charles Hamilton - Brooklyn Girls
6. MC Lyte/Xscape - Keep On Keepin' On
7. Cassidy/R. Kelly - Hotel
8. Eve - What You Want
9. AZ - Take It Off
10. Dr. Dre/Knoc'turnal - Bad Intentions
11. Bravehearts - Oochie Wally
12. T.I. - Why You Wanna
13. Big Punisher/Joe - Don't Wanna Be a Player
14. Fabolous/Keri Hilson - Everyday, Everything, Everywhere (or however it goes LOL)
15. Youngbloodz - Uway
16. Outkast/Sleepy Brown - Bowtie
17. KiD CuDi/Kanye/Common - Make Her Say
18. Ludacris - Stand Up
19. Too Short - Blow The Whistle

Disclaimer - These mixes are for entertainment purposes only. No copyright infrigement intended.

Update: Removing the download link. Will put up a stream.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

You Gots To Chill

Day in and day out, we are tested. Things happen. Things don't happen. People show out. Basically, almost every minute of the day we are at risk of getting angry, disappointed, frustrated, bummed out, and let down. That's life.

As I get older, I realize more and more that life is full of uncertainty and 10 times out of 9 people will take the fork in the road and lose you every time. I'm learning that sweating things will not make them any different. You can stay up all night worrying or pissed and only thing that will change is the time on the clock. You can let your work, mate, children, etc stress you out and give you an ulcer. I guarantee all those people will sleep like a baby whilst you toss and turn.

Take your hand and put it in front of your mouth. Breathe on it. Psalm 39:5 says our lives are a mere breath. No matter how long you can blow a breath out doesn't matter, it's still a mere breath. Our years can be long but life is still short. A thousand years is just one day to God. You're praying on Monday and wanting results on Monday evening. You gots to chill.

Long story short....RELAX! Nothing in your life is really under your control. Stop bending yourself out of shape. Let go and let God. If you're gonna worry, don't pray and if you're gonna pray, don't worry. Just chill. Peace.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Freestyle Friday Volume 497283

You know the drill. Just whatever's on my mind. Let's go!

* Right now, I'm kinda stuck between doing what is "right" and going for mine. The whole situation is crazy but amazing. I think if I don't do something soon then I may as well kiss it goodbye. I'm usually a pretty level-headed person. If I'm thinking about taking a chance, then it must be something. I know I've made some bonehead mistakes back in the day, but I truly have changed and learned the lesson.

* Going to see my Knicks play tomorrow night. They've been putting in work. I really hope they don't lay an egg. Rockets fans are easier to deal with than Texans fans. I will say that.

* I keep having this suspicion that C is gonna call me or I'll run into her somewhere. I wouldn't know the second thing to say to her. I feel some kinda way about her now. Even if we were to talk again, it would take a lot of time to repair things. Would I even be willing to put in that kind of work?

* I hate cold weather yo. This morning it was 20 something degrees outside. I'm sure that is nothing to people in Chicago, NYC, and the like. But to me.....that's cold as the fock and I'm not feeling it. Folk talking about it's good cuddle up weather. Cuddle deez.

* I'm slowly getting over Twitter. It was cool at first, but now its meh. Same thing for Facebook. I don't think social networks work too well for asocial people.

* I found out a dude that I used to like waaaay back in the day is now a minister. Good for him. He keeps asking my bro about him. Perhaps I'll hit him up on FB. *shrugs*

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

You Can't Get Nobody Being You!

Chris Rock is my favorite comedian. I love that kat. I find his standup to be hilarious because it's true. He did a segment on his second HBO standup, Bigger and Blacker, on how hard it is to stay in a relationship. It's hard to keep up the lies that were told in the beginning.

I believe he was right. When you first meet someone, you don't meet them, you meet their representative. The person that comes off as "normal" and "well adjusted". You can't find anyone acting the way you act. To an extent, we all modify our behaviors or keep certain things on the low in the beginning. I'm all about keeping it funky, so I admit that I have done it.

I consider myself a bit eccentric, eclectic, and usually on another plane than most. I like a lot of stuff that isn't mainstream. My political views are not in line with most 20 somethings. Once people get to know me, my uniqueness is just a piece of what makes me so awesome. However, on first dates, my uniqueness is what makes me so.....weird. Usually on a first date, I'm put off by something the chick said and she's probably put off my elitist eccentricity.

This begs the question: should you censor what you say on a date? I know there are topics that should be off limits: politics, relationships, and religion. Do you not tell a person that you know all the words to Frank and Nancy Sinatra's "Something Stupid"? Do you avoid telling a person that you just bought a kilt? Can you actually tell a person that in this day and age there is so such thing as privacy? What about how buying a home can be a terrible investment?

I know the peanut gallery will say "no, you can be yourself from jump street and have much success". Sorry to say it, but no you cannot. Am I saying you have to lie? No! If someone asks you if you think man really landed on the moon and you believe that it was taped in a studio in LA, be honest. If they don't ask you.....don't offer it. Slowly introduce all that off-beat stuff. Let him/her walk in on your smack dab in the middle of a World of Warcaft marathon. Don't share that over first date cheesecake. If you do, there will not be a second date 98% of the time. Peace.