What an awesome question! I pondered this while reading a post on Vibe Vixen. I have a couple of characters that I relate to: Margaret Thatcher from North & South, Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice, Mozelle Batiste Delacroix from Eve’s Bayou (1997) and Sabrina Fairchild from Sabrina (1993).
However, there is one woman who stops me dead in my tracks every time I watch and read Lord of the Rings:Galadriel. I love her for several reasons. One, the character is played by Cate Blanchett in the movie trilogy. I have yet to come across one person who doesn’t like this chick. Blanchett is an exceptional actress. Elizabeth is one of my favorite movies I enjoy her in. Two, Galadriel is free-spirited and a visionary; perhaps even proud due to her psychic gift. Eventually, she becomes wise and gentle. Third, Galadriel was a leader along with her husband Celeborn. Galadriel had a commanding presence that made those who came in contact with her pay attention. Lastly, she is drop dead gorgeous.
Galadriel reminds me of one of my favorite biblical personalities: Deborah. Maybe even the blessed virgin Mary too.
Now, I don’t have all her qualities, but she is the woman I’ll become: a beautiful, gentle, wise and fair woman who will show others grace and love and guide them to the way of Jesus.
It’s been a while people. For the past three months, I’ve been training as an Emergency Dispatcher.
Currently, I’m on my day off, and I’m bored. “Perhaps I should write a blog post,” I said to myself.
About the new job: I like it! It’s very stressful and there is virtually no room to make mistakes. But I like it. It’s an adrenaline rush for me. I’m thankful that I can go home and rest peacefully knowing that an officer is safe. However, one day I’ll have that episode where an officer or firefighter’s life will be in danger and their life is in my hands.
I may not be able to write daily like I used to. Just know, this sista is on her hustle.
Enjoy your weekend!! And enjoy the tunes of Rick Ross. This is when Rick Ross was cool. Now he irritates me.
Welcome to the New Year! It’s 2013. I’m glad that 2012 is officially in the past.
There is an activity that I wanted to participate in last year, but decided to forgo it. I found out about it 8 months into 2012. Now that a new year has begun, this would be an appropriate opportunity to participate in the challenge. This challenge is called One Word 365. I highly recommend it for those who hate making resolutions. Instead of accomplishing a set of goals, you focus on one word for the entire year.
Now, I did create some goals for 2013. I can’t help it, I’m a planner. But one word kept surfacing as I finalized my goals: REFLECTION.
In 2013, I want to be a glowing reflection of Christ, health, beauty, love and success.
I wish you much love, peace, and success in 2013. And yes, I am back to writing daily blog posts. I know I’ve apologized before, but I’m sorry for such a lengthy hiatus. A sista was sad, doubtful and confused in 2012. However, I was grateful for the year. I’ve seen the light and reacquainting myself with the hobby I love most: blogging.
Look forward to hearing from you in the comments section or on Twitter! Good luck in 2013!
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m currently perusing Youtube, and I’ve come across some old Soul Train performance by singers who changed the game of music. I was a huge fan of Soul Train as child. I still think the Soul Train line is the greatest thing ever invented!
Here are some performances I’ve come across:
Vanity 6– Nasty Girl: I have to say these chicks were BAD!! The frontwoman, Vanity, was Prince’s protege. Vanity is no longer a singer. In fact, she’s been on Team Jesus for the past two decades. #icon
Rufus & Chaka Khan–Sweet Thing: I am a huge fan of Chaka!! She is my inner spirit animal. #icon
Marvin Gaye–Got to Give it Up: He’s just a legend. Period. #icon
Love, Peace, & Sooooooul!
*Image: Put Yo’ Records On
I came across this Youtuber known as Patti LaHelle. This chick is genius!
Patti LaHelle created a show called Got 2B Real. A “talk show” composed of R&B Divas including Patti Labelle, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce and Rihanna. In the show, the ladies throw shade (to insult or be sarcastic) at each other. I have watched every episode from both seasons and I guffawed at them all.
Here are my favorite episodes:
Celebs on Patti Labelle’s Lifetime Achievement Awards
Got 2B Real–Season 1 Reunion Special
Drawing the Line–Season 2 Premiere
P.S. Patti Labelle reigns supreme!!
I came across this video on a blog I visit frequently, Exceedingly Lovely. I’m a sucker for beautiful weddings. This video particularly touched me. It reminded me that God is a genius when it comes to romance. All we have to do is keep Him first.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
Warning: Get your Kleenex because tears might fall. Happy tears!
This week has gotten off to a hilarious start. I’ve come across two videos that I consider moments in Black History. Let’s take a look:
Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial–Great jingle, bad commercial. Actually, I was not offended by this video. According to Forbes, some of my black counterparts are. It’s true, black people love chicken, but not all. I had a friend from college who was black and expressed her disdain for chicken. Watch the video and you decide.
Sweet Brown–She’s adorable and hilarious. Listen to “her horrifying experience”.
And don’t forget these two classics:
Antoine Dodson and the Bed Intruder
Leprachaun in Alabama