the lakers win it!

10.31.2006
today was a great halloween! i just got back from the lakers game and they freaking came back strong in the 4th quarter and won that ish! farmar, who is now my little homie on the team, did a fantastically swell job for his first nba season game ever. good job to the homies. it was actually a really cool experience. the staples center is really snooty i must say...they've got freaking pasta and sushi bars people! i mean it's a sports arena...what happened to hot dogs and beers?! lol...ya have to keep the la la's happy i guess. nba games are a lot quieter than i thought they would be. i didn't have to stand hardly at all...i just sat back and relaxed...14th row center court by the way....i could actually see the players mouths moving i was so close lol...gotta love that ish!




i had a howlin good time! some times i really love los angeles.

trick or treat

10.30.2006
i'm going to my first lakers game--wait scratch that!--i'm going to my first nba game ever tomorrow. my guy is quite some guy i must say. i got some treat!




14th row, center...that's all i have to say ya'll.

cuz it was cool like that

10.29.2006
halloweeny weekend went off with a bang just like i thought it would. i had a slow start on saturday getting the costume and myself together...in fact, i know i went and grabbed a starbucks but i still don't remember where i left that ish! i did get it together in just enough time for vic to get sick on me...yes, i was bummed. i had the bug costume ready to go but he pulled a superman on me and got better around 10:30 or so. we hurried up and dressed...he was bummed about his impromptu exterminator outfit so i let go of the couple crap and pulled into my 'clever costumes i've seen in movies' file and we went with that....thank you denzel washington in 'philidelphia" for the law suit costume. i researched absurd laws in different states and we safety pinned them to a suit he had in his closet...nice, eh? did you know that is illegal to sell your eye in texas? (singular..eye not eyes) it was a crowd conversation starter so it was all good. i looked very bug- like so it was all good.




the party itself was pretty dope. everyone had really cute and clever costumes...just clever for the grown ass men...and were extremely cool. i even met two long lost mulatta nation sisters! one of which i plan to see get married in cabo some time later this year.



the best part of all was getting to meet the people that vic grew up with basically. there were cats there from elementary school...my momma always said there's something to be said for a person with old friends...it says something about their character. anywho, his friends, including his best friend/brother were really great about making me feel like i was old school/a part of the gang. it's hard some times being out here in cali with no family and none of the friends i've had over the years.vic's mom was really surprised to hear that i came out here by myself. it can be hard at times, but weekends like this one makes this place feel like home more than ever.



good weekend. it was just cool like that.

bzzzz

10.28.2006
all of the halloween costumes in los angeles involve some kind of hoochie attire. i want to be a cute little bug and instead i'm stuck with "sexy bug"..what the heck is sexy about a bug?! when i say this dress i have to wear is ridiculously scandelous...i'm gonna wear it as a shirt if b will let me get away with it and put on some jeans...it's THAT short...scandelous i say!




so yeah, i'm gonna be a bug tonight...a luv bug to be exact and vic's gonna be an exterminator. lol...couple costumes....gotta love that ish! (this will probably be the one and only time i'm cute with him so i'll make sure to take pictures for the folks back home)



i just finished putting together a dresser that seriously i've been working on all week. it's quite pretty i must say and i'm totally feeling the "i am woman, hear me roar" stuff after assembling such a fine piece of wood work...hee hee.



so now i just have to focus on getting the rest of my luv bug attire and the boy's as well. the gang is heading out to a house party tonight and hopefully it's a barrel of laughs. i need a little ha ha action after the busy week that just passed. did anyone else feel like they were gonna scream?



something funny....someone from the oprah show called me the other day. at first i thought it was a prank but then they started discussing this story i submitted...yes, when i'm bored i write to oprah...sue me. she's one of my many inspirations (think back to me loving the color purple) anyways. one of the producers from the show called to ask me some more questions...had me crying a little bit even. who knows. they asked me to submit a picture and said they'd be in touch. wouldn't that be a hoot? my best bud j and i always said we'd be on the show some day...back then we thought it would be to promote our new book _kiwi power_ but this will do for now : )



have fun halloweenies!

happy nacho libre day!!!

10.24.2006
oh today was a glorious day. i went to work and had a dreadfully boring day filled with lots of computer love and head jerks from nodding off. i started to drive home and that's when the day opened up and became glorious. my boyfriend called to remind me that it was our new favorite holiday that i had made up a week prior....sort of national nacho libre day....yes you heard me right. i have deemed october 24th as nacho libre day. why? because the dvd came out today that's why! we went and picked up the movie and then we went to different mexican restaurants to pick up nachos...oh yes, this was a full out holiday complete with festive food, sayings and gifts. it was a beautiful day. PLUS if you buy the dvd right now you get a free pen that speaks to you! and it's different sayings from the pens you can find at target...yes, i already had that pen, what's your point?




so i laughed hard and the day turned around for me just like that. it's really great to have people in your life that make you laugh on a daily basis. i appreciate those folks more than ever lately. i have a really odd laugh that many deem fake (the nerve!) and whenever the man hears it it sends him into this weird cackle that makes me laugh even harder and then we're both laying on the floor moaning for the other to stop because we can't breath. last time i had a chuckle like that was with my girl b and we both agreed we lost 2 pounds a piece.



good times ya'll. don't forget the holiday next year...it's pretty frickin great!

home

10.22.2006
i've done it...




i'm 99.9% moved into my new place and it feels so good to be able to do that. it just feels good to come home from work and have a space of one's own. in my last apartment situation i lived with a woman that would snoop thru my things, check to see if i was keeping the place top notch clean...it was so unnerving. now that i'm here i realize just how miserable that version of home made me. never again...virginia wolfe was right on the money with her book.



this weekend was really labor intensive (obviously moving heavy things cuz you're too cheap to hire some movers will create that type of intensive environment) but my girlie rewarded me with tickets to see Tyler Perry's new play so it was oh so worth it. his play was the same as always, funny and touching. tyler perry actually popped up at the end much to everyone's surprise and spoke to the audience about his new film coming out in february "daddy's little girls" and how he refuses to take no for an answer in terms of getting his films and tv shows out to the world. it's inspiring for a chick like me.



friday night i met some of the boyfriend's buddies, one of which has been my myspace pal for months now. isn't that funny how myspace is? we've joked around and poked fun for months but when we met in person for the first time it was totally different...ya'll are probably saying "duh" right now, but i never realized just how different cyber life is...not as personal as i thought it was. but then again it is. i recently blogged about how two people misconstrued my intentions and how they hated me now because of it...i saw a comment on one of their pages from someone i don't even know that said some pretty hurtful things about me. i know, it's just myspace...i don't know these people...why should i care, but it does hurt. what are you supposed to do with that kind of hate?



things like that make me appreciate home more than ever. at least now i have a place to come home to and forget about all the bad stuff.



p.s. quick updates:



go see the prestige. it rocked! i dreamed about it afterwards it was so good!



i had an audition on thursday, which led to a callback on friday..and hopefully i can get the job now. cross your fingers guys! that could be a lovely plane ticket home for the holidays!

feminine strength is a beautiful thing...

10.13.2006
not to blast my friend's business or anything, but i have a good friend going thru a really hard time right now...a man she was seeing became a coward and thus she had to cut the relationship short...i went with her to get her things from his place and when i say i've never been more nervous and scared for my safety...if i wouldnt have been with my girls i don't know what would have happened. i seriously wanted to cry once it was all over because i felt so blessed to have such strong women in my presence. they gave me the strength and control i needed...we took on the bully and came out unscathed.




life's crazy like that...women are always put in little weak boxes and even i find myself surprised when moments of inner strength come out and take control. my mom just told me that women aren't built to be the physically strong ones...so we compensate by being the mentally strong ones. i kind of like that i must say.



i'm blessed to be a woman. i'm blessed i have women friends...boys you should really look and learn. : )

citizen cope

every once in a blue moon music moves me into this surreal place




yesterday my b surprised me with tickets to the House of Blues to see citizen cope. i'd listened to this cat perform before but when i say i got out there and fell in love. if you've never heard his music you should google him, go to his official web page and just listen to his music. he has this amazingly weirdly unique voice..i can't explain it but when i say it's this consistently beautiful sound. short white boy with nappy hair thrown back into a ponytail was seriously making me swoon.



i can't get the image of him out of my head....jen, he's totally coming to lawrence on october 27th...PLEASE go! he's performing again tonight at the house of blues too for all the los angeles peeps in the house.



the night was just set up to be great though...on the way in i bumped into spike lee...um the director for all you that live in a bubble...and all i could say was "i love your work"...i should have been saying "please make me your next halle berry! put me in one of your films!!!" but alas i did not because i was awestruck by the little biddy genius walking towards me. sigh...who says that? like the guy cares what a random chick thinks of his work...lol. as long as i talked : )



well i'm off to work this fine Friday the 13th. you know it's my lucky day right? i LOVE being born on a 13th! should make for an interesting weekend...

citizen cope

every once in a blue moon music moves me into this surreal place




yesterday my b surprised me with tickets to the House of Blues to see citizen cope. i'd listened to this cat perform before but when i say i got out there and fell in love. if you've never heard his music you should google him, go to his official web page and just listen to his music. he has this amazingly weirdly unique voice..i can't explain it but when i say it's this consistently beautiful sound. short white boy with nappy hair thrown back into a ponytail was seriously making me swoon.



i can't get the image of him out of my head....jen, he's totally coming to lawrence on october 27th...PLEASE go! he's performing again tonight at the house of blues too for all the los angeles peeps in the house.



the night was just set up to be great though...on the way in i bumped into spike lee...um the director for all you that live in a bubble...and all i could say was "i love your work"...i should have been saying "please make me your next halle berry! put me in one of your films!!!" but alas i did not because i was awestruck by the little biddy genius walking towards me. sigh...who says that? like the guy cares what a random chick thinks of his work...lol. as long as i talked : )



well i'm off to work this fine Friday the 13th. you know it's my lucky day right? i LOVE being born on a 13th! should make for an interesting weekend...

a gift for gab

10.11.2006
today i met my girlie b across the way from our job for a delightful lunch break at starbucks. we sat down with our drinks (starbucks brought back the cinnamon yo!)along with a magazine that will help me create my best friend's perfect wedding gift (ha jen! that's where my creativity started this morning!) i had a really nice time....b is definitely one of my favorite sista girls...we just sat back and laughed about boys, drama, life and each other. it's good to have those kinds of friendships...i'm happy. : )

my actions have been misconstrued

10.10.2006
we can't all be understood all the time...




i'm 25 and i'm just now figuring that out...more than that i'm learning i can't fight for understanding all the time either. some times i just have to let things go. the other day three individuals that i consider to be great human beings got caught up in a situation started by me. my intentions for sharing personal information were mangled and now those people think i intentionally did something horrible...that i'm calculating and malicious and that was a hard swallow for me yesterday. after talking with my best friend i feel better now about just letting the storm blow over (thanks jen!) but it really does hurt me to know that there are people out there in the world that seriously hate me and i can't blame them because given the information that was thrown at them i'd be upset with me too. growing up and being an adult void of drama is a hard hard thing at times.



when is it a good time to fight for your honor and when do you just have to let it go? lol...again, am i dramatic or what? you get my point though. every day i wake up and try to be the best tish i can be...i try to make people smile and it kills me when i accomplish the complete opposite. i've learned so much about myself and others in the last couple of months. i've learned i can forgive while being realistic, i've learned i'm dramatic as heck, that acting is seriously still my first true love and still gives me the butterflies, what doesn't kill me, makes me gangsta and most importantly i've learned i couldn't do ish without my friends and i wouldn't have it any other way. i feel like i'm growing up for the first time and just now hitting my rite of passage in life. hopefully these changes are for the better. hopefully...



my lesson for the week though...perceptions can change with the wind. judgements may form in seconds but character probes come with time.

new roomie, new location, new tude!

10.08.2006
wow today is a good day!!! so on friday i found a listing in my email from this apartment search engine listing a girl who needed a roomie. i replied just for ishes and giggles and the girl actually turned out to be the perfect roommate! i met up with her and she's just really charismatic, sweet and outgoing. the place is fantastic and it's located in a really nice area that i'm TOTALLY comfortable with. it's as if everything just fell into place...i know my finances will be funny for a minute while i adjust but it's worth it. i love knowing i'll have a place, void of drama. sigh....it's lovely!




the cowboys are playing right now, i'm doing my laundry and organizing my life for the move and change to come and it's just swell. the new roomie "J" has some really awesome connections to the industry and may be able to help me out some...she said she's going to try to take me to some film premiers...like i said, she's the perfect roomie! therefore i have to get my acting ish together. it's time to really live in los angeles...really live period.



i will say though that moving away from my girlie, b, will be sad. i'm not gonna think about that right now actually...can't kill the mood yo!



yesterday was really good too. i got a facial, which is something i haven't done for myself in a really long time. it was so calming and SO needed...i sat there in the dark after it was over drinking this great tea they gave me and i started blowing in it to cool it off...it was weird and this is gonna sound totally hippie-ish but i started to think of myself as a fluid personality...i'm SO a water sign...i'm easily moved by others...if they're happy, i'm happy, if they're sad...etc. and for some reason figuring out that little part of myself was comforting.



so that's it for now...hopefully things are on the up and up :)

vanilla skies

10.02.2006
on the way to work today i totally saw a vanilla sky and it was the most beautiful thing i've ever witnessed here in los angeles. i almost felt like i was in some sort of dream...it's when you sit back and just sigh with contentment...(acknowledging the color purple like ms. alice walker said).




i knew then that the monday moans and groans wouldn't be AS bad cuz of that sky. it was that good ya'll. so today was interesting. besides the hair conversations i had to have over and over again with the people screaming at me "what did you do to your hair?!" it was an ok monday. over the weekend i went and saw common perform at this local college, CSUN, and it was so cool/chill it seriously carried the good vibes thru sunday and today. i was laying in the grass with my girls chillin and life was just good. his music, if you haven't ever heard it, is what hip hop is supposed to be...that dope neo-soul/real hip hop, "i know where i've been and i know where i wanna go" type of mentality that causes the good kind of addictions...makes ya wanna go to the libray and read up! i love it! lol



so yeah this week i plan to see what i can do about my hair and the whole headshot thing...i plan to start looking for a new job, run some errands, hang with my girls as much as i possibly can, watch some good ole teevee ;) and just be the best tish i can be. the mopey "i miss my hair tish" is so played out. thanks e for slappin me with some realness.



life's swell. i can't complain. : )

sign on the dotted line

10.01.2006
i just signed on the dotted line today!!! i signed with bmg modeling! yeah yeah yeah!




to celebrate i came home and had ramen noodles and sangria...i'm a classy broad let me tell ya! it was cool though. i spent the majority of my day dozing off in front of my computer...coming up with new and creative ways for my hair to cover up my eyes so no one could see the eye-droppage : ) then i got to switch it all up. i guess this really does give me incentive to get my frickin skinny flabby butt in the gym...fine j! fine!



can i just tell ya'll that i had a dream last night that dealt with the themes kind of like those in black like me...i had to differentiate black impersonators from the real black people to save them from destruction....heavy? now you know why i was falling asleep!



tonight is heroes...i have to watch my husband, hiro. (did ya'll know i have a thing for asian guys?)



it's on! ciao! (yeah to me!)
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