Sunday, August 31, 2008

I Think This Is Really Cool

(It is a map of the world if you didnt on the picture to enlarge it)

This will be my desktop background now! :)

He Speaks the Truth

"You can take your diploma, walk off this stage, and chase only after the big house and the nice suits, but I hope you don't. Not because you have an obligation to those who are less fortunate, although I believe you do have that obligation. Not because you have a debt to all those who helped you get here, although I do believe you have that debt. It's because you have an obligation to yourself. Because our individual salvation depends on collective salvation. Because thinking only about yourself, fulfilling your immediate wants and needs, betrays a poverty of ambition."

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Good Move

She is nothing need to mention or criticize her at all...what was McCain's VP's name again anyway????

Obama's New Ad

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Roles Have Switched

D------3(2:14:26 PM): it seems like the roles switched
D------3(2:14:42 PM): cuz not too long ago when i didnt work it was u forever not havin time and always sleepy
D------3(2:15:01 PM): now im workin and u have time juss like i used to
D------3(2:15:44 PM):
but i guess i should be happy and realize that u cant get immediate results out of people nowadays

The conversation goes on...but the main point cant expect 100% from someone if in the past you haven't given 100%. I realize that most of the time I expect people to do certain things and be certain things that I am not in return. I vow to change that. Especially for the people I care alot about...and they care enough to let me know when I'm in the wrong. Thats life for you...we live and we learn.

She Almost Beats Cherie

LOL...Cherie you cant deny it either.

No classes on thrusdays kinda leaves me bored...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Improbable Journey

Michelle Obama is my idle...her intellect, her strength, and her devotion...compares to no other. Her speech brought me to tears and at the same time lifted me up. :)

Part 1 of her Speech

Part 2 of her Speech

"The only limit to the height of your achievements and the reach of your dreams is your willingness to work hard for them."- Michelle Obama

And with that...I am ready for my first day of school as a junior in college tomorrow. :)

R.I.P. Aaliyah

It has been 7 years and she is still remembered and loved for who she was...and always will be by me.

More Than a Woman - Aaliyah

She Made For A Boss

I've noticed that although I claim I'm not miss independent....I natuarally am. It was like I was born to do for myself...pushing myself forward to become something great. Its like I am in competition with myself. I struggle and say I can't do it...But the better half of me proves me wrong and I am only satisfied and happiest when I know I did it on my own. For love it might take two...but for success I see it takes one. Me. I'm learning about life the hard way...the financial way...but I'm doing well. I feel like I've been doing for myself... paying my own way ever since I was 16. My credit card bills, my cell phone bills, gas, registration, insurance, every piece of clothing I own...actually everything that I own has been purchased by me... minus a calendar here and a picture frame there. The effort to get into college, pay for everything in college, stay in college...all me and it wouldn't feel right for anyone to begin to help me now. Guidance is accepted...and I am thankful for all I have received...even it it isn't much... I still have God. But I guess it will all pay off in the end. Its too late to quit now. I'm too far in the game...even if it gets harder from here...I'm ready for it...sweat...tears... and all...I'm ready. Conquering it one at a time with a big smile and my head held high!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Back Together! :)

Rachel Mcadams & Ryan Gosling are back together! Man, they are living the actual life of the movie, The Notebook, that they starred in! So cute. Carry on... :)

September 30th...see you at Best Buy!

The more singles drop from Paper Trail...the more I am amazed and excited for this CD to drop! And its not even because he is my husband! lol

2008 sure is the year for BOMB albums!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Joseph Biden is Barack Obama's Pick for VP

Personally, I dont know much about Joe Biden so I cant judge whether this is a good pick or a bad one. But I trust Obama's sense of judgment. After reading that Joe Biden "is a veteran of more than three decades in the Senate, and one of his party’s leading experts on foreign policy – an area in which polls indicate Obama needs help in his race against John McCain ("...I think Obama knows what he is doing. I look forward to hearing Biden's speech on Wednesday during the Democratic Convention get a full sense of his approach as VP.

Read about it here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Usian Bolt takes Men's 200M....breaking the OLYMPIC & WORLD RECORD!

Melaine Walker takes the Women's 400M Hurdles....breaking the OLYMPIC RECORD!

Veronica Campbell-Brown takes the Women's 200M!

Watch Jamaica take the Men and Women's 4 X 1!

Monday, August 18, 2008

All Made In Taiwan!

This is my favorite scene from Armageddon. Sad, funny, and life impacting. I really love this movie. Its one of those movies I could watch with only sound...or only sound visuals...and it would still be great.

You know...I wish I had the privilege to say my thank yous, I love yous, and see ya laters before I died. I would probably be too busy crying that nothing would come out though. Hmmm...Ive been thinking and I keep wondering...why cant we just gain, gain, seems like life is all about sacrifice...we must constantly lose something or someone before we are able to gain (losing not necessarily meaning someone has died) . Or maybe thats just how my life works..I dont know..I fight to just gain, gain, gain. But it seems like it is out of my control. Well sacrifice eventually leads to happiness...whether it is yours or someone else's....this movie being a perfect example. So I guess the sacrifice is worth it...

"You the man Harry"

Jamaica Sweeps The Women's 100m

Oooooooh Yea!

From left to right: Shelly-Ann, Kerron, & Sherone.

Click the image above to see it clearly.

No Veronica but its all good! Jamaica takes gold and TWO silvers for a dead tie! Click here to see the race if you missed it!

Jamaica making history in Beijing!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

What Did I Say?

Broke his own record in the 100m...9.69 baby. Usian Bolt takes gold...the fastest of all time!

Go Jamaica!

I've Been Meaning To Post This

History: First White To Graduate Valedictorian From Morehouse College

This has come up four times this summer and to is quite embarrassing...but at the same time groundbreaking. I have mixed emotions about this even after various discussions.

Read about it here.

Edit: Ok the first line in the article really bothers me I just had to say something... "Joshua Packwood knows what it's like to be a minority". Really? How is that? Just because he went to a historically black college? Wow.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Often Stated...Rarely Practiced

“If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don`t appreciate the moment until it`s passed” - Kanye West

..."a lot of people"...being me...

I'm working on it. :)

The First Time I Bought GQ

Mmmhhmm...those eyes.

If you dont know him...what is wrong with you???...and please refer to my August 8th post.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kanye Knows What He Is Doing...

I really love Kanye West's "Champion" music video...Its really creative and funny!

Kanye is so smart! Putting this out, im sure he is hinting that this should be the Olympic theme song...cha ching ching!!!! And I dont blame him...shoot. Make that money. Go ahead.

....Although we all know USA will not be placing first in the men's 100m. Only in Kanye's music video can that happen. lol

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Thanks God

"Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part."
-1 Corinthians 13: 8,9

Okay God. I will take your hint and go with it. You know best...and life is too short to doubt you.

You know how people say "You have your whole life ahead of you!" Like what is that supposed to mean? How do you know My WHOLE life doesn't end 2maro? Then I didn't get to experience everything I wanted or spend time with the people I cherish. There really is no time to slow down and dwell ...on failure...on drama... on mishaps...on anything. No time for depression, anger...anything just have to deal with it the best you can and as soon as you can. Keep going...keep moving...but make sure you leave nothing behind that you will regret. Then, no matter how much of that "whole life" you have will be happy. And at least you can say you tried to do everything you wanted...loved and cherished with all your heart...and you were on the path you wanted to be on.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Beijing Olympics 2008 Begin!!!

The Olympic games will begin in a few minutes! :) I'm so excited! Now I can never say Im bored because there will always be the Olympics, even in the middle of the night....yes! I like the cute little Olympic mascots which are according to the five Olympic rings...very creative. The red one is the flame, the black and white one is the panda, the green one is the swallow, the yellow one is the Tibetan antelope, and the blue one is the fish which are the four popular animals in China. They are called "Fuwa" and they carry a message of friendship and peace to the world. sweet! :)

Go Team USA, Go Team Jamaica!

Pineapple Explosion

For the record James Franco is my new boo. Stoned or not!

For some reason Ari cant get the name right. haha. She has been calling Pineapple Express...Pineapple Explosion for two weeks now haha. Anyway, as much excitement she had to go see the movie...I swear she was falling asleep during the movie! Maybe she had to be faded like the rest of the sold out crowd.

Me, Ari, Juana, and Esther went to see Pineapple Express last night. We get there to see the 830pm show at The Grove and up pops the "sold out" sign as soon as we reach the counter. So we shop around til the 10pm showing. Me and Juana were cracking up! But me more for some reason haha. However I did not laugh as much as I expected. Maybe the people who laughed as much as they say they did were high. We didnt get the memo that you had to see the movie faded. ok sidebar sorry. Im sitting in my aisle seat and a guy stops..points at my popcorn...or at least I think he was...all cheesin and whispering "is that free?" to me...over and over again. I had to get a little louder so he would leave me alone and go sit down so I was like "What?? this popcorn isnt free what is wrong with you?!" Then Juana scares him away some more by staring at him all evil haha. lol. Ok now back to the movie...I think the person that made this movie the funniest was the drug dealer Saul (James sexy pictured above mhmm). If it wasnt for him the movie wouldnt have been all that funny.

So yea, the movie ends and I need to use the restroom and when I come out my stall...why are two dudes walking in??? Me, Ari and Juana and two other girls who were in the mirror had to do a double take! These dudes had to be high! They began peeing and talking to each other as they peed! We were so shocked! lol. They come out and I ask them if they are lost...they are both smiling and one just walks off. We yell nuh uh! He did not wah his hands! lol...So his friend says go bust him out. But then we are like whatever....why are you guys in the womens restroom? And the guy says the guys line was too lon haha...yea right. Anyway we leave not completely satisfied with the funniness but maybe we have to see it faded like Brandon Um...not that serious.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

This Will Be Me Soon...

Omg she is so me in this video! If TI were to come in my store I would not be ble to breathe...I would just stare at his sexy lips...then his eyes...and try to catch my breath...hahaha. No but really she is so me!

This video is foreshadowing of what is to come. T.I. will walk into my store, tell me Im too cute to be working there, give me his number, and then we are off...together I can feel it. My husband will rescue me from work! Hopefully he comes to rescue me within the next 2 weeks of work though...or else I will miss him :(.

Hey, he said I could have whatever I like... :).

Its Over :)

Yay! Statistics is over! Even though I had quite a little morning.

So I set my alarm for 7am so I could wake up, take a shower, do my hair, go to jamba juice for a mango peach topper yogurt and fruit blend, and then go and make copies of the tables in the book I needed for my final which was at 9am. Well it didnt work out that way. For some reason my alarm didnt go off. I woke up at 830am! Omg! I jumped up so fast...and grabbed my purse. Then I noticed I was in my pjs, with my bed slippers on and my hair was tyed up...haha. I was like nuh uh Bethany you are not at cant do this. So I hurry and brush my teeth, wash my face, throw on some clothes, comb down my hair, and head out the door at 852am. I get to my car and what do I see? My rear tire needs air (dont even ask how I noticed it..I dont even So I stop at the gas station and put air in the tire and Im off to school. I hurry and jump out the car and I arrive at 915am. But I still hadnt made copies of the tables So I run up the hill to make copies in the library and then arrive to class around 930am. The test was fair...8 questions...25points each.. I think the lowest I got is a 175....I hope. So yea the test is over and Im talking to classmates about the test and digging in my purse for my keys. I cant find them. I finally reach my car and Im still looking...then I stop. Where are my keys? In the freaking car! hahahahaha...omg! But luckily my car has that little keypad on the side so I can just type in the secret code and my car opens. But man ....I cant believe I left my keys in the ignition lol. I drive home and that ends my adventure.

Now I am waiting for my dad to bring the new tire and put it on my car so I can go out today! And finally get my mango peach topper from jamba. lol.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Angel on Earth

So honestly...I think I met an angel on earth today. It all started when I was on my break at work and Ari was waiting for her dad to pick her up from work. I felt for a blended lemonade from Starbucks so we walked over and got in line. A friendly Caucasian woman came behind us shocked by how long the line was and that began conversation. She began to immediately tell me and Ari how proud she was of us and how we should enjoy life immediately and work hard while we are young so that are futures are bright. My first thought was "wow...this lady is VERY friendly"...and I felt comfortable talking to was as though we had known each other for years. We asked her where she was headed and she told us she was going to Paris to celebrate 08/08/08...her 67th birthday. This lady looked no older than 50!..I thought she was turning 48 haha. Then she asked us what schools we went to and told us how she has a degree in ...architecture (I think) and something else (Ari will have to help with that) and that she is a Christian counselor. Then she told us that she loved us so much and we are the future so the drinks are on her. She paid for the drinks and we continued to talk. while we waited for our drinks. She told us to thank are mothers for doing such a great job bringing up such beautiful and gifted women. We smiled and said ok. She continued by saying how we should keep smiling and humble ourselves because its a beautiful thing. She told us to break free of the friends in our lives that constantly bring stress and negativity on us because if they arent willing to be a real friend and take part in our beautiful lives then we need to just let then go. Me and Ari agreed and looked at each other. This lady began to speak on things that were relevant to what is going on in our lives. She then said to focus on school and wait for love and boys to find us. For now...focus on studies because if we go looking we will regret it and might even miss what is right in front of us. We agreed again. She began to smile and then stated to Ari "thank your mother again for me...I know she is proud of you and I am so happy she did such an amazing job with a beautiful and gifted young woman as yourself". Then she stated to me " Your mother did an amazing job with you are so every way....and I want you to forgive your mother...I can feel it even when you smile....your mother has done something and she was wrong ..yes... but behind it all she still loves you and is proud...she is just unable to show it right now" heart began to beat fast and my eyes widened as I looked at her and I can feel Ari's shock as how does this lady know that me and my mother had a falling out and she made a wrong decision?...It has been one month, one week, and 2 days since I had last seen or heard from my mother and I was so shocked that this lady read me like a book...from the friend situation to my mother. So I couldnt help but cry...right the the Starbucks line waiting for my drink (so embarrassing but I wasnt even thinking about anybody in the airport). Ari tried not to cry and they both embraced me while I tried to stop crying ...the lady then began to sing this silly song to make me laugh and me and Ari started cracking well as some people around us. Ari loved the song...I think she remembers it lol. The lady then said "its alright to let it out and builds your need it." Why was I feeling so sick before this but after she touched me and said this I feel so much better now? Like during the rest of my work I could actually feel my cold clearing in my chest, throat and nose. After getting her drink she had to catch her plane so she gave me and Ari a hug and told us to continue to be our wonderful selves. She truly made my day during the 25min of talking to her....and the funny thing is I dont think we ever got her name. To me...she was an angel on earth ...I needed her. Everything ...does in fact...truly happen for a reason...good or bad.

I will continue to be myself....and continue to turn to God , my education, and love (for myself, life, and a select few)...the three things that will get me closest to least in my eyes.

Friday, August 1, 2008

I Can Have Whatever I Like...

Ex- Husband and Husband...joint album??? Thats what they say. :)


So I went to the DMV to pay the registration for my car today. But I couldnt. Since the Culver City DMV is closed due to their employees quitting...everyone went to the Inglewood DMV...Everyone! Line was outside wrapped around the building around 4pm! Damn Arnold Schwarzenegger! How are you gonna layoff so many workers and lower other state workers pay to federal minimum wage of $6.55/hr??? For all that they do too. Who can live off of that? That would get you a gallon and a half tank of gas! So there goes your money right there. Omg...there has to be easier ways to fix the budget deficit. This was a dumb move. Just going to increase unemployment...because people will continue to quit. They have no choice. They need a higher paying job. Life is just too damn expensive. smh. I feel sorry for the workers and Im glad I dont work for the state...but this is going to effect ALL of us. Devastating.

Ugh!...So I have to wait til monday to go to the DMV and I have to go early. The DMV employees will be even more miserable than they already are and attitudes will be up in the air now that they are working for only $6.55/hr. Oh boy. Hopefully Inglewood employees dont quit too tho...then Im really screwed. Everyone is. All because of Arnold. Oh gosh!