Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ba-RACK STAR!!!!!








THE HOPE-MONGER
Washington Square Park Rally
27 September 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

on dreams unfolding:





who, out of all my imaginary friends that read my blog,
remembers this post?

well if you do then THE FACT that i did my
VERY FIRST PRINT MODELING GIG

((get it shawty, get it shawty!!))
(THANX TO THANDO KAFELE- who is now officially my stylist,
and RODNEY SIEUX, who thought i was pretty enough
to recommend me for the shoot)
for two major hair publications TODAY (as in yesterday)

is a real testament that
praying/affirming/believing
that your dreams are in fact unfolding
before your very eyes
are crucial to them actually
UNFOLDING!

God showed me favor on the set too!
(i got there last, probably weighed the most,
definitely had the most flawed skin,
but got the most love out of all the other models
doing four changes for clothes and hair
and was done and out of there
before the other two models even finished-
God bless 'em!!)

and though there's no way for me to determine

what the next step will be
or the possibilities for further career opps
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS
i'm ALWAYS down for ride!!!!!!

Amel Larrieux said it best:
I've got infinite possibilities
I can see them now.....

WORD.

ps i just have to mention the backhanded compliment
i got from the clothes designer:

{to the makeup artist}
OH MY LOOK AT HER, YOU ARE GOD!
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

{makeup artist}
there's only one God, and it ain't me, honey...

{clothes designer}
NO REALLY
WHEN SHE CAME IN SHE LOOKED LIKE
CINDERELLA'S WICKED STEPSISTER
NOW SHE LOOKS LIKE MISS UNIVERSE,
LIKE TEN MILLION BUCKS!!!!

{me}
I definitely need ten million bucks right now, brotha!

{clothes designer}
Oh, so you can get lyposuction(?)??
(the funny thing is, he wasn't even clowning,
he was quite sincere with that particular question...)

and i didn't even
give him the screwface!!
I just looked at him and smiled,
and he smiled and walked away.
Oddly enough,
he had me model four of his fits,
so apparently he thought my extra meat
looked decent enough in his creations!
i'm just sayin....
my people, my people...!

WHAT'A DAY!!!!!!!!!!

~416~

Saturday, September 22, 2007

you KNOW you wanted to order

one of these!
yet my brother could out dance
alfonso ribero anyday!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sad Doll says:

my ipod is missing :(
are you hiding it from me?
if so, it's not funny. GIVE IT BACK.
if not, can you help me find it
or buy me a new one.

this sux.
big time.
no music to breathe in.
i'm having a hard time accepting this.
i've been looking for three hours now.
in places it'd never be.
hoping to see it smiling up at me.

i'm having a hard time with this one.
that was a gift from Daddy.
it said For Maisha. just like that.
i'm going to sleep.

(and by going to sleep i mean
i'm going to continue looking for it
when i awaken. surely it's still in this apt.)

Monday, September 17, 2007

if i could just get to understanding this right here, i think i'd do a little better right now:

Everything
in life
is
a matter of
TIMING.


--Don Henly, drummer of The Eagles
Rolling Stone Magazine

~416~

....................

i'm quite tired of interviews.

Friday, September 14, 2007

there are FOUR of albert erby's gurls in my house right now!!!!!


AND
IT
FEELS
SOOOOOOO
GOOD!!!!!!!!


ps.... one of them just said, "And like Oprah says....."

HAHAHAHA this weekend is gonna be HILARIOUS!



update: 9/17/07
this has been the craziest weekend i've had
in a very long time.
sisters...booooooooy.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

a yr ago today..

i went to chicago for the first time, with spring llc.

the next day we hosted the pop-jazz live tour at this swanky art museum by the water.

the whole ordeal was half/a dream come true, half/a nightmare.

i didn't see much of chicago and the next day i flew home.

you picked me up from the airport, waved goodbye to cheryl pepsii riley (one of the tour's background singers) and brought me home to brooklyn.


i may have made pancakes or something in gratitude for your thoughtfulness in offering to come from staten island to pick me up. (i was known to make pancakes fairly often during that time.)

after a while, you said yesterday was my birthday. which blew me away because we'd chatted "yesterday" and i didn't realize that it had been your day.

so, if i remember correctly, that means tomorrow will again be your day.

----
i woke up this morning in somewhat of a clouded memory montage- the kind that you see in movies.... the kind i used to be sentimentally joyful and foolish (read: happy) about, and i couldn't shake it. it made me quite teary for the first hour or so i was awake (which tends to happen less often, i suppose) so i laid there in a nostalgic mist.... guess i'll consider this sincere moment to be (in its own way) celebrating someone who's meant a lot to me in significant ways. it seems to be the most that i'm able to do, but i hope that a proper celebration finds you tomorrow.

Monday, September 10, 2007

am i trippin or WHAT????!!!!!!


so i'm cleaning up
getting ready for thursday's Erby Invasion
(ie ma&3 of her five sisters!)
and i'm going through months upon months
of junk mailings and bank statements
that i haven't opened yet


and


lo'&behold
i come across what i THINK is a voided check stub from Spring
but i open and look at it
and it doesn't say VOID
anywhere on the face of the check.

i think
hmmmmmm
like, SURELY this is not a check
that i neglected to cash back in March.
so i go find some other check stubs from Spring
ALL OF WHICH SAY VOID
(as i had direct deposit when I worked there)
and go back and look at this check again
that's dated 3/21/07
(about a month after i stopped working there)
for a lil more than $300
and it does not say VOID
which means....

a) I'm going directly to Washing Mutual when I wake up
b) My school loan payment will be paid this month
c) I REALLY NEGLECTED to cash this puppy before I left for Texas
d) ALL OF THE ABOVE

REGARDLESS
God is good
& always provides. & is
RIGHT ON TIME.

meanwhile,
I also found a $300 gift card
that I need to call about in the AM
to verify that I can, in fact, cash in and use
to pay maybe the cable bill!


GEEZ.
i need to spend more time opening mail.

~416~

i don't mind so much that my assignment with hunter roberts ended...



...i'm not exactly sure
i was willing to be in the area of WTC
come Tuesday 9/11-07.

not that i think anything is going to happen,
just really didn't want to be in the area.


~416~

Sunday, September 09, 2007

i'm in a complete reverie right now listening to al jarreau...

and engrossed in the websites of the two gentlemen I met tonight at
The Shrine uptown tonight...

Phillip Harvey is the publisher of Nat Creole magazine.
It's intoxicating (as is he!)
there are a few people affiliated with the publication that i know,
i've come to find out after doing some light research.
and so i've decided that
I NEED TO BE INVOLVED.
so stay tuned.

Jimmy Black is the artist.
His work reminds me of
Africobra
only not. It's straight him, and I love it.
he also designs womens clothing.
i can't wait to wear one of his
original dresses!

lastly,
I'm going to be a part of a
tribute to Fela Kuti
later this month!!!!

One of the queens, dancing and singing!!
a show produced by the honorable Joe Rodman
at The Shrine,
my new favorite uptown destination!!!

I'm so excited!
I LOVE my life.

~416~

i LOVE my block!!!!



i'd really love to type a detailed list
of WHY i'm so enthralled with my lovely block here

BUT

it's 3:37 AM
i just got home
& i need to go to sleep.

but just know that not a day goes by
that i dont thank the Lord Almighty
that I get to live here
and i tell him that I never want to leave

(i, infact, want to move into that lovely
1.7 million dollar cosby show brownstone
across chauncey.
but alas, in due time...
in due time.)


~416~

Thursday, September 06, 2007

chaney's in madrid right now....


"got bored", he said...
and booked a ticket two weeks ago.
he's been shopping and is on his way
to el museo de prado.



i'm jealous.
i want to go to madrid on a whim.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

tonight, after about a month (or close to it)

i'm tryin to let on that i'm neither angry nor sad about having to say goodbye.
most nights i'm neither.


not that it matters.


i made the mistake, though, of looking at old photographs.
sighed. started to frown. rolled my eyes... closed the folder. didn't delete them, though....


didn't delete them.
{sigh}........{headshake} ....i don't get it. {just breath....wipe tear if necessary}

at some point, it won't matter.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

to the brothers Hypnotic



listening to you is like
listening to a slice
of hbcu heaven...




~416~