Monday, January 28, 2008

Idle thoughts...

I was sitting here just minding my own business
When he came up to me...
He sauntered over; his swagger, his style grabbed my attention
I was - eh,
...knocked off my feet.
My feet.....oouuh
My feet began to grow warm

Famous Words by Famous People

- Set goals. The 1st step is clearly defining what it is you're after, because without knowing that you'll never get it.

- Believe in your ability. Be unwavering and relentless in your approach.

- Go about it with integrity. You have to speak the truth and mean what you say, but be very mindful and respectful of other people. Don't step on toes.

- Have humility. Don't take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself, and find a way to laugh at the obstacles that inevitably present themselves.

- Be flexible. If you set out to do something and you give it your all and it doesn't work out, be willing to modify your goal slightly. Have the ability to look in another direction. A small shift could guide you to the real purpose of your life.

- Halle Berry (Cosmopolitan, December 2002).

Friday, January 25, 2008

Famous Words by Famous People

Compromise is a bitch.

Because once you get stuck, it becomes very difficult to untangle yourself from that type of situation. Once you become the voice of the Corporate you become a different creature.

Alot of men & women struggle with the identity crisis that takes place with black people in America, basically black people in the western world. It is not just about "who am I?" but how to be "what I am" in that particular western paradigm and still remain true to yourself. They need courage & protection & the people to defend them in doing what they would instinctively do, if they felt safe enough to do.

- Lauryn Hill

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I Dream of Clutches and Things

Mama, I'm a Millionaire but I feel like a bum...
Mama, I'm a Millionaire but I feel like the only one
I woke up early this morning
I don't think you all heard me
I said I woke up early this morning
but I still ain't seen the sun
- Andre 3000

The Golden Girl in 'Dresses & Metallics'

I envision 2008 to be even more splendid than 2007. I hope to be caught wearing at least one of these items in the heat of passion sometime during the course of this year, it's going to be sensational.