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Kourtney and Khloe Take ….My Brain Cells Away

I am not a huge reality TV fan, but there are a few reality TV shows that I will consider watching for pure amusement.

In light of the fact that reality TV socialite Khloe Kardashian and her Laker boy Lamar Odom are getting married today, I decided to toast the Kardashians by watching all 5 episodes of “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami” on YouTube. Why, you ask? Pretty much because I had nothing else better to do and I’ve watched episodes of E!’s hit “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” I decided to give the spinoff a shot.

From what I’ve read online, the spinoff is centered around the second opening of the sisters’ trendy boutique Dash in Miami and follows the many escapades sisters Khloe and Kourtney encounter in the Miami nightlife scene. Let me tell you that after watching the show, I am just glad that I am still able to function normally, but I know I lost a couple of  good brain cells in each episode.

Kourtney and Khloe are ditzes … plain and simple. Every episode follows the same format: store, Khloe’s radio show, and partying. Store, radio show and partying. I know that they love being in Miami because it’s their backyard playground, but please, is there anything new E! can show us besides two sisters being completely ditzy, monotoned, and disgustingly-foul-mouthed in every scene? Oh and by the way, a Kardashian show can’t be without the special presence of their lovely sister Kim and Kourtney’s hair-gelled ex Scott.

I think it would be really cool to shop at their store, but I give the show a 2 out of 10. By the way, I congratulate the happy couple and give them until Christmas before the happily-ever-after ends.

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Posted by on September 27, 2009 in Pop Culture

 

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Chris Brown + Love = ?

So, I’m driving to work yesterday morning and I have the radio turned on to a local Top 40 station, where the DJs play a clip of the Chris Brown interview with Larry King. As you may know, hip hop singer Chris Brown recently pled guilty to a felony assault for beating up his girlfriend and singer Rihanna. The judge sentenced him to five years probation and six months of community service.

Personally, I think he should have received some jail time because domestic abuse in any type of relationship, gay or straight, married or boyfriend/girlfriend, is flat-out WRONG!! I don’t care if he is a platinum-recording artist. What he did was wrong and he should have gotten a tougher sentence, but I digress.

Anyway, back to the Larry King interview. So the radio DJs were playing clips of the interview and I was flabbergasted by what Brown said. At one point, during the interview, Brown said that he and Rihanna never learned how to love. If he meant loving one another, well then that can be understandable I guess, but if he meant not knowing how to love in general, then there’s a problem. So is he saying that during his upbringing, his mother or no one else in his life taught him how to love? If that’s the case, then Brown has some serious problems ahead.

I am a fan of Chris Brown. I like his songs, but he’s gotta a long way to go and some serious soul searching before he can finally be back at the level he once was and the respect he once had.

So for now, it’s been said it’s been done. It’s been real it’s been fun.

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2009 in Pop Culture

 

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Salvaging What’s Left of My Dream

Has it really been five months since I’ve posted something on this blog? Gosh, how time flies fast. Not to dwell on the specifics of the latest occurrences in my life, I will say that between April and now, I have officially entered back into the working world, answering phones, tending clients’ daily billing needs and wants, and being the happy, peppy front desk receptionist at a local insurance agency. I would not necessarily call the insurance business my cup of tea or my latest new career path. It’s more of a temporary job until I can get back on my feet on my writing career.

For the past two and a half months, it’s been no secret to my coworkers that writing is and has been my passion. It’s no secret to my friends and family that my goal in life is to be a successful writer, whether it be penning a book/a column or writing for a top-notch magazine or a public relations firm. It’s also no secret that writing has been my first love since I was very young. Writing has exhiliarated me, relaxed me. It has also consumed me. As a former newspaper reporter, I was belting out articles left and right about things that I didn’t particularly care for but had to write them b/c they were imperative for the public to know, that I would be too tired at the end of the day to pick up a pencil and write my book. I was suffering from lack of motivation.

Then in late February, my dream was robbed. I lost my job, and of course, I was depressed. For the next three months, I applied and got turned down for other writing jobs. I did a lot of thinking and questioned myself whether I should give it all up. Can I live without writing a single story? The answer to this question came when I got the job at the agency. I was lucky to know the president of the agency for two years when I worked at the Chronicle. I would always see him at the nearby coffee shop and I would frequently take his picture for my weekly column. He knew that I had been laid off and give me an opportunity to work for him.

My boss is the first to say that he is all about helping other people with their dreams and goals. He loves to be encouraging to the point that it’s almost overwhelming. So, every morning we have a meeting at 8:00 where we read a chapter from an inspirational book, talk about it and then apply to our daily lives. Right now, we are reading a book about dreams. My boss has told me from the get-go that I should continue writing. I’ve mentioned my writing dreams so much during our morning meetings that my boss once stopped me and asked, “What’s stopping you?” To be honest, I didn’t have an answer for him.

During one conversation, he told me that he doesn’t see me having a future in insurance. I agreed with him. He told me I was better than that and that the only person that’s stopping me from pursuing my dreams is myself. After a long, hard thought, I realized he was right. So the answer to the above question is no. I can’t live without writing. It’s like asking a starving kid if he can live without food. Um, duh! No!

Just because I hit roadblock, doesn’t mean I should make a U-turn and go the other way. I have to keep going straight. I am a true believer in expect the unexpected. I know that there’s something waiting for me out there. Something good. I just gotta find my golden ticket. If you’ve watched the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you catch my drift. 🙂

So my next plan? Just taking it one day at a time. I hope someone takes notice of my writing. I am working on a few story ideas. I hope to continue blogging and enhance my experience. I may be short, but I got a lot to give. Watch out, world!

So for now, it’s been said it’s been done, it’s been real it’s been fun!

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2009 in Personal