Monday, June 14, 2010

95 Degree Days, 8 Months Preggo and Zero Patience.

It's sweltering in Atlanta. It's been 95 plus degrees for days now. Ugh. And I think the last time I was on here, I was preggers, was it back in January. So you know now, I'm about ready to pop, 70 degrees is extra warm for me.


I'm a horrible excuse for a blogger, LOL, I know this. But mind you, I never called myself a blogger. I'm just a young lady, who loves to write, who happens to keep a blog- of sorts... LOL.

Static on the homefront. We won't discuss it. We'll just hope and work towards an amiable solution and keep it moving onwards and upwards right fam? Still, it has me ready to blast Ready To Die and break every piece of glass and ceramic in our lovely ranch home here on the Eastside.

So the baby's name: Tiffani. Hubby decided on it, I chose to end it with an 'i'. He says that Tiffan[y]/[i] is a good, strong, "normal" name. And because I threw the 'Ka' on the front of Kamaia's name, which he always disagreed with ("You just had to make it ghetto..."), I figured I owed him this lil' piece. LOL. So Tiffani Blake is coming in less than a month to join her big sis Kamaia Brodie.

Other than that, I've been steady mobbin'. Still doing some work for Ozone under my dude Randy, writing for Soul Train under the homie Quia. Picked up posting a bit for a vet, Branden Peters over at Kuhvet. My writing is coming along- finally. Now for the rest of life...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Touching Base...

I don't really even have an excuse for my ridiculous absence this time. I mean, your girl's been going in, working and writing pretty frequently but I could've dropped by even if only for a sentence or two... :o/ So for those actions (or lack of) I offer my deepest apologies. *grin* Now that that's squared away...

Instead of the big wedding smack dab in the middle of the recession, we (J and I) decided to go to City Hall in NY and do it that way. It was all his idea.

video


He figured it would be the closest thing to special we can afford to do right now. "I know you never saw yourself getting married anywhere but home." That's what he said to me, before I melted. So sweet right? Well, due to the force of the universe (honestly, so much bad shit was happening), we missed our flight and we only had that day that we were flying up to pick up the marriage license in Brooklyn. We still managed to have a decent time, despite J getting aggy once or twice an hour, over the ruined nuptials. We still had an alright trip. We stayed in a hotel, like a block outta Times Square. We visited my family. He took tourist pics. LOL.



Keiko's doing great in Pre-K. She was Student of the Month in December. She turned in a lost dollar in her classroom and was recognized for her Random Act of Kindness by the principal on the school's TV channel. LOL. You know she was feeling herself. BTW, her principal doesn't speak very well to be a principal. And I always catch her giving me the side eye, WTF is that about? Maybe because I look so young. *shrugs*

Anyways, it's not an accent type thing or a speech impediment either- trust me. I know the difference between thick accents, stutters, and plain ol' terrible pronounciation and diction.

She called out the names of all the kids who won a spot in the Pre-K lottery last year and nearly fucked up every one of 'em. I mean, I know some of us can create some funky names for our kids but it was like, she wasn't even following the age old rule of "sounding it out". Everybody's name wasn't extra, there were a couple of 'Bob' type names in there. LOL.

I'm leaving with this. I'll be back in a jiff though...

-Nadine

Monday, August 24, 2009

"Even if I Gotta Do it on My Own..."


My theme song of the week. Currently feeling like, I'm going in. The people around me don't agree, but I'm not into the bullshit drama and I'm not apologizing for my behaviour. Nipsey and Drake feel me.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Should be Embarrassed...


My Twitter friend, broken cool (who has a dope site BTW, y'all should check it out) does this series of posts: Silly Shit in His I-Pod or something like that. LOL. And I just thought of one in mine...

That "Ice Cream Paint Job"?!? Bangin'! LOL. And the lil' dude is talking about absolutely nothing. I had to stop posting and look his name up just now, Dorrough- from Texas of course. That just tells you how random my promotion of this track really is.

Just a Few Words...

Okay, so I'm sitting here, going back and forth about whether or not I should post anything. There's not really much on my mind that you guys would care about anyway, besides my ongoing grind season or as Joc would say: my "grind flu". *snicker*


But in my last post, I did say that I would be better about this. And R.E. chastised me in the Comments section, so I feel like I pretty much HAVE to. LOL.

My baby's gone for the weekend, spending the night at Grandma's, and I don't have a damn thing planned besides chores. Someone needs to hit their homie with some free tickets to something... LOL. But at least, I can listen to some new music and maybe write a bit.

This writing thing is actually taking off, I think. Finally! Damn. *grin*
I mean, maybe I'm just going harder than before, but I swear, by next summer, I'm gonna have it working for me. Lord willin'.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I'm A Jerk... I Know...


Damn. I ain't mean to leave y'all hanging... :o) Trust me. It's all love. It's just that since that last post, I've been busy as hell, writing like crazy, rebuilding this portfolio, hearing tons of new music and trying to network. Not to mention, I got a new 9 to 5 and they are pretty liberal with the website blocks. :o(

This summer's been a hectic and tragic one pretty much all the way through huh? I'ma do my personal rundown:



1. Michael Jackson's Passing: Very sad, feels like your cousin died. Because despite all the strangeness that followed MJ, he really WAS the greatest entertainer, IMO (and a lot of other people's), who lived. And I feel like, it's a shame that my kid will never know the power of that "MoonWalker" flick (we watched that VHS RELIGIOUSLY in grade school). :o)



2. VIBE Folded: I was SICK. I'd wanted to write for VIBE since I was a young teenager- never got the opportunity. I got really close though. LOL. I'd been reading it even before then, starting with the Treach issue, cover to cover. In its later years, it wasn't what it had been, but it was STILL the best "urban" magazine at news stands. :o(



3. Steve McNair's Murder by Mistress: SMDH. I feel for that man's kids. From what I understand, he was a good hearted dude, he was charitable and kind, and good as hell at football. It's bad because now, in death, his image is tarnished (in a sense).
He handled the situation badly, and his kids without a Daddy because: a. He couldn't keep his dick in his pants and stay home, and b. He wasn't been smarter about it, and more discreet. He was tricking on this young girl HEAVY, and she was in love, she had already told the fam that they were getting married, and I think I heard that he'd MET the family. Why do that if y'all are just f*cking? Now she's pissed because you're not leaving your wife and kids, and you fall ASLEEP over there? Just a REALLY sad situation.



4. Kelis and Nas's Divorce: LOL. He tried to be cute and say he wasn't paying for shit, she got him for CRAZY moola. I thought they would be together forever, quite honestly *shrugs* Call me a romantic... It sucks, because they've had a baby born into the drama.
*Note: I'm not condoning gold digging by any means, but if your estranged wife is very much preggo, and you're no where to be found AND you're acting like it's too much to act like you give a f*ck, then yeah... She has the right to tax your ass.

There's more but I don't wanna talk y'all to death so I'm leaving it here...
But if I'm ever gone for a minute and you happen to find yourself missing me ;o)...
I'm on Twitter of course, and R.E.'s is another good spot to go visit, he's funny and he's always on that new ish.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Who I Saw Last Night...


Photo courtesy of Maurice Garland.

So your girl finally went to the Drake concert. Good deal right? Umm... It was okay. General admission and the show started at ten, so by the time I got to the city from Lithonia, it was just after 9 p.m.. The line wrapped around the building, with what seemed to be all of the AU Center, current students and alumni. A lot of young girls. I'd go as far to say, more than half the audience were females. In dresses and heels. Not your typical rap show. Just before stepping inside, I noticed that my damn camera didn't have batteries. Aargh!

The opener Danny! got booed relentlessly then got sensitive about it. Took it personal and let the young kids see him sweat. SMH. Jaspects were up next and they did very well. I dig them, definitely. The crowd, males(!) and females, surged and chanted, "WE WANT DRAKE!" for a while. He came out, girls shrieked. I felt old as fuck. And hot. LOL.

From what I understand Usher was brought out onstage, for like, 5 seconds (went to the bar and missed him, LOL). Eric Sermon, of EPMD and Def Squad, was there. Teyana Taylor came out on stage at the show's end. Trey Songz was there, of course (his cute self). Would've gone to the afterparty but... *shrugs*.

Video courtesy of Smoking Section.



Drake - "Successful" (Featuring Trey Songz) from The Smoking Section on Vimeo.