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Saturday, May 12, 2012


I messed up. I really did. In my post about the ABC award, I failed to adequately thank my predecessor. I received my award from the awesome Lynn! Her blog is LynnLovesEditing. She also just happens to be my wonderful editor :). Please be sure to check her site out. Her posts are honest, transparent, and very entertaining. Oh, and they are also just as random as mine!

Here's a little about her (in her own words):

Hey there!  I’m Lynn.
I’m a recent college graduate, wife, and mother. I have a B.S. in Biology from the U of A – Pine Bluff, but my heart belongs to reading, writing, and editing. I’m passionate about written language and helping others present their stories and messages clearly and creatively.

As a result, I’ve been blessed to be a part of many projects, including editing for ongoing projects by Author Adrienne Thompson, such as Bluesday and Been So Long, and consultation during the research of Author Laura Parker Castoro’s Love on the Line. I have also edited technical pieces used for internship/professional school admissions and scientific presentations.

I love my family, friends, and life experiences! Expect a mixed bag of blogs for your entertainment and mine.

There you go! Oh and THANKS, Lynn!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

En Vogue

I had the honor of attending an awesome En Vogue concert right in the comfort of my little town last week and it brought back memories of the awesome music of the 90s. Man, I miss that music--New Jack Swing in all its glory. So today's post is a list (of course) of my top ten 90s jams. Enjoy!

10. "Joy" by Blackstreet - I love and I mean I LOVE this song. It is sooooo beautiful!

9."Downtown" by SWV - Such nasty girls and such a crazy jam!

8. "That's The Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson - an easy, breezy, laid-back groove from Ms. Jackson.

7. "Anytime, Anyplace" by Janet Jackson - Speaking of Ms. Jackson. We already knew she could get nasty. I really love this song. I can remember playing it over and over again.

6. "Don't Go" by En Vogue - The funky divas at their finest...

5. "Don't Let Go" by En Vogue - this song makes you wish you could sing. These ladies throw down on this one!

4. "If You Love Me" by Brownstone - I had some serious repeat issues with this one. A true jam!

3. "Sending My Love" by Zhane - Killer and I mean killer jam!

2. "No Diggity" by Blackstreet - New Jack Swing defined!

""Falling" by Montell Jordan - A voice like butter laid over a track that's just sick!
Can is get any better?

There you have it. Gotta list? Feel free to share :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Movie Memories...

So, the other day I was watching Coming to America on TV, I hadn't seen it in a while and I'd forgotten just how good it is, I laughed and I smiled an and it made me think of the movies that I truly love. Movies of the past. Movies that are the reason I love movies. So, you know me...I made a list of my top 5 favorite movies, Here goes!!

5. Love Jones - it's just a well-written love story. I could watch it over and over again and never get tired of it.

4. Harlem Nights - Gotta love that Sunshine :)

3. New Jack City - This movie introduced me to a world I knew nothing about and I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. "Rock-a-bye, baby!"

2. Coming to America - Eddie Murphy plays about eleventy-seven roles in this movie...and he does it so well!! "Sexual Chocolate!!"

1. The Color Purple - Hands down, one of the best movies EVER! I went to the theater and saw this one at least 10 times, read the book at least 3 times, and bought the soundtrack. Who can forget lines like, "You told Harpo to beat me?"

That's it for me. What's on your list?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

And the winner is...

I am so honored to have been given the ABC award for Blog content. Now that I'm done grinning from ear to ear, I am charged with paying it forward. I must bestow this wonderful honor on five blogs that I think are awesome (that part's easy) and I have to list 26 things about me from A-Z (that part's not so easy). Anyway, here are the five I'm passing the torch to. Congrats!

My Life on Ink - When this awesome lady isn't bust building a publishing empire, she's pouring her heart out on the pages of her blog. She blogs about herself and her struggles with raw honesty and I love her!

The Mayne Man - As his blog states, he speaks "to the issues at hand with an ear to the soul of man". Oh, and did I mention that he's a phenomenal poet?

Ashley Barron - For all things Indie-publishing, this blog is a must read. Valuable information for the published and the soon to be published.

Ann Tran - She says that she's inspiring the world through social media. I love reading her blog and she definitely lives up to her claim. Inspiring, indeed.

New Beginnings - This blogger blogs about life, in general, She chronicles her journey as a mother and as a human being. She even has giveaways from time to time. I really enjoy reading this blog.

So there they are, my 5 winners! Congrats to them all. And now for the list. Here's me, from A to Z!

A - Anticipating great success!!
B - Blessed beyond words
C - Cautious, but fearless
D - Don't like liver
E - Ever striving to be better
F - Free!
G - Grateful for all things
H - Happy on purpose
I - Invincibly intelligent
J - Joyful!
K - Kind of different - but I like it!
L - Loud (I'm southern - who can blame me?)
M - Maternal to a fault!
N - Nosy (but I'm getting better)
O - Optimistic (pessimism sucks)
P - Proud mother of 3!
Q - Quiet when I need to be
R - Really tired right about now
S - Sleepy (see letter r)
T - Tired (oh yeah, I already said that)
U - Under 40 years old
V - Very proud of my grandson
W - Writer (and proud of it!)
X - Really> What starts with X? Ummmm Xenophobic? (I don't even know what that means)
Y - Young (at least in my mind)
Z - Zealous in my desire to succeed!

There you have it. I have worn my brain cells out. To those to whom I've passed the torch, don't forget to pick 5 award recipients and post your A-Z list. Until blessed!!