Wednesday, June 30

I Watched BET Sunday, Don't Judge Me! *EDITED*

So this Sunday BET held their 10th Annual BET Awards. I HAD to see the messssss. I refused to watch the thrown together foolishness that was last year's Tribute to MJ and I only turned to it for about 5 seconds to see Tevin Campbell catterwall! But this year, I felt compelled to watch them- at someone else's house... my tv still doesn't tune into that channel EVER! So as I was at my sister's house all nestled on her couch... I tweeted and observed.

The Red Carpet Observations:
  • It appeared that they got the audience for the red carpet events from some sort of Section 8 waiting list.
  • I don't watch anything vaguely related to BET or modern "hip-hop" so I didn't know MOST of the folks cooning across the stage! I felt my IQ lowering everytime a new act came out. The clothes, the music, the lyrics & annunciation (or lack thereof) all led to me feeling dumBer than ever!
  • I noticed that Drake sings like he talks... and that's not a good thing!
  • Nick Cannon's waves had me in need of DRAMAMINE!
  • Did y'all see Dru Hill??? They looked like they escaped from the camp on But I'm a Cheerleader!

  • What in the FLOCK OF SEAGULLS was goin on on top of Nokio's head?

  • I noticed BET didn't spring for a tent. Which means that those performing (or cooning) on the red carpet likely went into the auditorium REEKING of recess! PEW!

  • Who is this little Mishon character & who told him a flat stomach = sexy! uh uh boo! A flat stomach just makes him look like he needs to eat! DOUBLE PEW!

  •  Somone said Naturi Naughton looked like a prostitute on the Starship Enterprise. I lovingly dubbed her Lt. U-WHORE-a.

  • I would like to strongly suggest that old girl from Dirty Money keep part of her face covered at all times. So we can focus on her assets & "talent" and not be distracted by her jawline & such!

  • Why did Sicki Minaj show up dressed like The Bride of Ronald McDonald??? Her hair was BEYOND orange, it was OINCH! :-/ I'm not even going to post a pic!

  • Poor Justin Combz has his daddy's mouf! He can't keep his lips closed over his grownup teef in a lil kid skull. He's got money, doe, right? lol

  • Why was Drake wearing a leather jacket? Why was Drake wearing a SMALL leather jacket? Whywas Drake wearing a vintage T-birds SMALL leather jacket?? GO GREASED LIGHTNING!

  •  Lil Scrappy was out there looking like David Banner's cousin & I thoroughly enjoyed it! THOROUGHLY!

  • Debra Lee apparently thought this was her Super Sweet Sixteen! Oscar De la Renta or not she was too oldT for that dress!

The Show Observations:

  • Kanye was on the mountaintop, but he was clearly no MLK. I was digging the effects, but I couldn't tell you anything about the song he was doing. *Kanye shrug* And what was that hanging from his neck? it looked like a giant version of one of those ghosts from Pac-Man!

  • Latifah's lounge act style intro was WAAAAAAAY over the head of the average BET viewer! as were the movie references, especially that Love Jones one. I  know most of those kids were like: Where's Wacker Flacker? (or whatever that child's name is)

  • Alicia's first performance was WEAKWAAAAACK! Her Prince performance was probably the best I've ever seen her perform! I'm NOT an A. Keys fan... so I guess that's a big deal lol

  • T.I. and Travis Barker... WOW and ME-ooooooooooooooooow! I love teeny-tiny T.I.! YUMMERS!

  • It seemed to me that the only thing you need to have to be nominated for a BET Award is ONE song! Not even a hit, just a song that played on BET at some point. Who WERE these people???

  • Someone said Monica was wearing gargoyle wings. I agreed! But why was Deneice Williams looking like she was trapped in 88? and she didn't sound so great! :-( I need an Unsung on Neicey because I need to know what happened to her and her voice.

  • AND THEN THERE WAS CHRIS BROWN.... I tried to link to the video, but something happened :( But I want to say this... real tears, fake tears, etc., etc. HE... DID... THE... THING! He was so MJ. I was screaming and cheering and cheesing. I loved every second of it. I wish he had been able to get through Man in the Mirror, but even still... it was AMAZING!

  • Then BET busted out with El Debarge with NO warning! and he broke it broke it DOWN! He sounded good & looked waaaaaaay better than that mugshot I last saw him in. WOOF!

Side Notes:

  • I said they knocked on some crypt doors & turned over some rocks for this show. My sister said they dragged folks outta rehab! (both true statements).

  • Tyrese can reaaaaallly reallllly sing. However he needs to stick to doing JUST and ONLY that!!

  • Why was Kirk Franklin even trying to sing? and why did he look like he recently had a stroke?? UGH!

  • Drake's jackets got progressively smaller throughtout the night. Does anyone know if he was wearing a BOLERO at the afterparty???

I stopped watching after El because I was ready to go home & I was way over the "awards" they were GIVING out. I saw the A. Keys performance after the fact on the youtubes or what haves you. But I was reading Twitter while the "performances" were going on for the Prince tribute & read that Prince was LESS than enthused and amused by MOST of them. *tsk tsk tsk*

Overall, I think BET did a GREAT job with the theatrics of the performances, they weren't BORIN! The award son the other hand... PURE FOOLERY & UNEDUCATED GUESSES, imo.

So, there you have it!
(y'all I really need to start proofing before I send! This thing was a MESS! but I want to get y'all the good word as i type it! lol)

Monday, June 28

BET Awards review COMING SOON!

I PROMISE my review is coming!!! a day late, but definitely not a dollar short... beleeeee dat!

Wednesday, June 16

A Taste of Jamaica: Part 1

So I have decided not to overwhelm the few & faithful with one looooooong blog about all that Jamaica meant to me. I can't even begin to tell you in words or pictures all that we experienced. But I WILL say I cried TWICE because somethings were just THAT amazing! *dabs eyes* So I am going to piece meal it for you! Imma draaaaaaaaaaag out ya jellisy!

This morning's topic:
Things I Couldn't Have Done Without

  1.  My GIGANTIC NY & Co. Hobo bag- This thing held me down from the airport, to the beach, to the parking lot. J & I even managed to lose a few room keys in the various zipper pockets! But no worries, I even came HOME with a hotel key I just KNEW I didn't have!

  2. Wata- It is the brand name of the water they served at every bar on the resort and man oh man was it handy! We found out that it got up to 105 degrees one day that we spent laid out at the pool. No one noticed... thanks to the Wata!

  3. My butlers- there was a morning, evening and late-shift butler providing 24 hour room service and other such things! Our Morning butler Darinton made life SO good. Yet I managed to NOT get a picture of him. *slaps forehead*

  4. My BIG wig brush- I wore my hair. That's it! I washed it every other day & rocked it out, literally. The brush made the burning bush that was my hair fluffy & fun!

  5. The potatoe products- I had potatoes every day & the carbs plus the water helped me to power thru the loooong hooooot Jamaican days! I had french fries, potatoes au gratin, lyonnaise potatoes, potatoe puree, and all the curry dishes had potatoes in it! GREAT STUFF!
Don't worry there is more to come.... including quotes and an ode to the AWESOME men I met on the trip!

Stay tuned!

    Monday, June 14

    Jamaica Update Soon Come

    My trip to Jamaica was overflowing with AWESOME. And it will take me a while to compile all I need to be able to convey even a tiny smathering of the awesomeness!

    But, until then... here are some key phrases to keep you interested:

    Ox tails
    Porch swing

    That's all for now!

    Wednesday, June 2


    The other day a friend of mine made a comment about his great night out! Knowing him, foolishness abounded. His brand of foolishness usually involves chicks fighting for his time, tussling for for his attention, and so on and so forth. It also usually involves him encouraging such insidious behavior. With that said, he also used to complain about such behavior from women in whom he was interested.

    Does he have the right?

    Can a guy encourage women to sip champagne from each others cleavage AND be upset that a girl that is interested in him was the champagne sipper? Can a guy sweet talk the drawz off a chick in the club (LITERALLY) and then get upset when the girl you are interested in decides to forgo panties in the club altogether?

    Is this the equivalent to a drug dealer being upset because crack is ruining the community? Can you expect a lady to act like a lady when you treat that lady like a whore?

    Now I am sure that some will say well, if she acts like that then that's on her. But let's slip that shoe on the other foot. Would she act like that if the man to whom she was attracted didn't appear to like it? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    What if you drove a big bodied Benz but treated it like it was a hooptie? No oil changes, no windshield wiper fluid, cigarette holes in the seats. One day you decided you wanted to upgrade for a Benz with all the bells & whistles but when you get to dealership all the used cars have just as much noticeable wear and tear and the newer ones aren't made very well because the manufacturer knows you only drive the car for show and you are going to tear it up anyway? Do you vow to treat your old car better? Do you demand that the manufacturer use better materials for their cars?

    Let's say you had an architecturally amazing, multi-million dollar home for sale. In order to get top dollar you had to give the potential buyer what they wanted: leopard print wall paper, pepto pink brick with fire engine red shutters, green shag carpet and a toilet in every room (no walls around it, JUST a toilet). Do you risk losing the buyer to keep the architectural integrity of the home? or do you give the buyer what they want, take the money and run!? Who cares, right? it's just a house. But what if you were only renting it out for a short time? Would you be willing to jeopardize a long-term investment for short term gain? As the potential buyer/renter, are you willing to devalue someone's home for your own comfort and enjoyment or "just cuz you can"? Is  What if it became a rent to own situation and there was a possibility by the time you owned the home the carpet & wall paper & toilets everywhere weren't a good look anymore? Just throw a little money at it and the problem is solved, huh? Is today's whim more important than the big picture?

    So which comes first?

    I'm still not sure but either way you can't publicly encourage and promote shenanigans and turn around and just as publicly denounce  those very same shenanigans in which you regularly participate. QUITITOUT!