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Sunday, December 27, 2009

DECIDED::CHRISTMAS

Helloo!!!! How was everyones Christmas?? Mine was ok. I got to see some fam which is always great. I didn't eat much at all for some reason though, guess I wasn't in the mood to stuff my face like a pig. ANYWAY!! I didn't expect anything so what I got was great (that's how I keep myself from being dissapointed). Got money, jewelery, gift cards, and a few other random things. Thankful most of all for the gift of life and redemption. Thank you GOD!!

Well, after much deliberation, I have decided which tattoo it'll be...Drum Roll PLEASE!!


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Yep, this is it. I love it cus it's small and it has a lot of meaning ::Musically:: Now I just need to figure out where I'm going to put it. (NO TRAMP STAMPS FOR ME THOUGH) Lol...I'm super hyped about it that I don't even care anymore if it'll hurt! It will be a new edition to the new Tiffanie in 2010...I'm making a lot of changes in my life starting with the people in it, what I pursue, how I handle my money and some peronal issues within my character that need some adjustment. I'm ready for this year to be over just because this has been a pretty horrible year for me. Almost NOTHING went my way in 2009...so I won't miss this year at all..SO LONG 2009, HEEELLLOOOO 2010!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

MY FIRST TATTOO?!? HELLLPPPP!!!!

GOODMORNIG!! Its Christmas Eve people!!! I'm super hyped about it. Tonight I'm going to a christmas party at my lovey bestfriend "Kristine aka:Chicken's" house in LA and I'm sooooo ready to just laugh, release some stress and talk about the latest drama or excitement in our lives...you know! Lol..
What are everyones plans for Christmas?? I know New Years isn't for a week but if you got plans for those too feel free to share =)

WELLLLL....I've decided that 2010 will be the year I get my first tattoo!! I'm super excited but crazy scared! Lol...I'm not good with pain (well at least not THAT kind of pain) Hahahaha...jkjk ..But uh, I have it narrowed down to two designs and I just want yalls input. WHICH one and WHERE should I put it?!?!

::Choice Number One::


Sooo sexy right? Now, of course I would NEVER get one this big, I would have them make a mini, baby size one for me. Lol...I'm brave, but NOT that brave!! Its pretty self-explanatory...I LOVE MUSIC and SINGING so it would only be right to represent that (for me at least). So what do you think??

::Choice Number Two::

OK, now this is the next one. I think its adorable. I like it because its small, but still holds the same significance with the Bass Clef and Tremble Clef notes...UGHHhh...Love it! My only problem is I don't really know where I want to put it. ANYWHO...these are the two choices. I know for sure that it will be one of these two and that its something I would still want on my body when I'm old and grey. (Well..black don't crack anyway so I'll still be good) LOL....I'm stupid, I know...its the dork in me. I be tryin to keep her quiet but she gets out every once and a while...lol

Sooo, let me know what yall think. I need FULL PARTICIPATION PLEASE!! THANKS ;-)

OH! As you may, or may not have seen, I started a TWITTER! Now, I use to be the BIGGEST HATER of this site but I found so many family memebers on it that I'm there to stay for awhile. So! If you have one FOLLOW ME and I'll be sure to return the favor! ;-)

Monday, December 21, 2009

LAUGHTER / I AM T-PAIN!!!

Hola! Its me again...you miss me?! I'm sure. Lol jk jk....But uh my friend sent me this video of this FEMALE (you'll understand why I capitalize that once you see the video) and I was confused, disgusted, and at the same time, couldn't stop laughing!!! This just set "us" back as a people a few decades, that's for sure but watch this nonsense! Lol..



STUPID FUNNY RIGHT?!? Why the heck was she breathing like that??? I don't know if I should be laughing that hard at her because I don't know if she's "slow" or not. But she had me DYING talkin bout some "This is for the LADDDIIIEEESSS!!" HAHAHA...yall better get on it quick!! LMAO

But ANYWAY! As I've mentioned before, my iPhone is my life! lol...it keeps me "connected" and in the "know" ;-) but lately I've been OBSESSED with this new app called "I AM T-PAIN" its a app that allows you to record songs with AUTO-TUNE straight though the headphones/headphones! Super tight right...ok so I made a lil free-style song to one of the beats on there and thought I'd share it with all of you lovelys =)

Its a little hard to hear so you gotta listen close! Lol...let me know what you think though. Just click on the link and it should play it directly through the website. ENJOY!!

Are YOU a "BARBIE BITCH" ?!?

Helloooo and Goooodmorning!! Its a great day because I'm alive and well, everything's not perfect or going ANYWHERE NEAR the way I wish it would but hey...a lot of people have it worse so I can't complain. Anywho!! I've been hearing about this Nikki Minaj chick that everyone is so hyped up about and what I've seen of her isn't any different than what the rest of these no talent having females are doing.
                                        

:::BEING OVER-SEXED, AIR-HEADS:::

So while I was looking over one of my newest followers blog: Planet Pro-tron I came across a poem that her little sister wrote, and I was impressed to say the least. I loved it so much I had to share it. To me, it's important to question some of the images and personas we glamorize, so read it and let me know what you think!



Barbie Bitch (Spoken Word)

When I grow up
I wanna be ignorant.
I wanna answer to guys that approach me like
'yo shawty u real fly and so wassup can I hit'

I wanna be the ignant bitch,
you know the one that laugh and smile
and bite my bottom lip,
cuz I'm so happy that he treats me just like the next chick.

But that’s all I can expect
Imitating girls like Nicki Minaj, Trina
And lil Kim, I wanna be
Just like them!

WHEN I GROW UP I’M GONNA BE A FIVE STAR BITCH!!!
Gosh! I sing that song like I’m getting paid for it
I sing that song like I wrote that song!
And I don’t see nothing wrong
With not knowing that
Phenomenal Woman was a poem
written by Maya Angelou

I wanna be ignorant to my natural beauty and self esteem,
Im gonna be the most selfish thing.
I want prada, jimmy choos and bling
I want gold and DIAMOND RINGS!

And I’m willing to sell my pride for it,
Willing to disgrace
My race for it
As long as theres something there
To cover up the stench of my shit.
Maybelline, Loreal, Cover girl

What about that
Beautiful little girl?
That you’ve tried so hard to conceal
With your bronze concealer

And it will never be revealed that
you’re too smart for this
But ignorance is still bliss.
You just want your fifteen
Minutes of fame.

Lacking pride, dignity, and shame
So you’re happy
That you have 3 kids
With 3 different pappies.
And you’re in the club every week
Smiling, all the guys know you as the town freak

Singing GIMME DAT BECKY…
I heard you all the way down the street.
When I grow up
I wanna be ignant.

I wanna be so called “raping the government”
On all types of assistance,
27 with faith that
I’m still gonna be a supermodel someday

Nevermind the fact that
Welfare paying for
Yo kids to eat
While you outside
Giving him head in the backseat
Of his ride.

Oblivious of the fact your kids are watching you
Through the blinds inside.
And have the nerve wonder
Why yo daughter call herself “humping”
At the tender age of nine.

Can’t blame it on BET this time.
When I grow up
I wanna be ignant
I wanna be self absorbed
And vain,

Because it’s the easiest way
To numb the pain
Of the heartaches
And the heartbreaks
DD implants help me
Overcompensate for not
being able to "conversate "
Intellectually.

And so I grew up
To be what I’ve always wished.
A BARBIE BITCH
Because ignorance
Truly is bliss.


©2009 Modia


Ahhh!! Crazy right?! I love it...my favorite stansa is the one that starts with "Can't blame BET...[and ends with] Intellectually" Just wonderful prose..so what do you think??

Thursday, December 17, 2009

THE SKY IS FALLING!!! ...Oh wait, nevermind.

Yeah, so I'm bored...yes I know I've been MIA once again. ANYWAY!! I've been working and going through lifes many set backs, ups/downs, (I swear I feel bipolar these days)...I try to keep a smile on my face and keep telling myself that "better days are gonna come" but, some days I feel like just staying in my bed and throwing my iPhone FAR FAR AWAY!! (only in theory...sadly enough, that iPhone is my life!! lol) but lately I've been feeling real BLAH....I want to snap out of it but nothing is going my way and I feel like I'm in quicksand -the more I make moves, the further I sink.


I think it could be due to the fact, as a result, (yes you read correctly! lol) because Bryson (the sexy beast in the previous posts) is in a rout..and naturally it affects me because he's not his usual bubbly and witty self. He gets distant and has a "whatever" attitude about everything, INCLUDING ME!! Ugh...I didn't even do anything! Or at least I don't think I did..lol. I swear guys are just as moody if not more than some of us females. So I've just been taking a backseat and waiting till he feels like telling me what's going on or until he deals with whatever he's going through on his own (which is usually the case). I hate it, but hey it is what it is...I've learned to stop fighting his process and just be there for him when he's ready.


I know some of you are wondering what about the book?!? "Change your Mindset, Not your Man"...I've finished the first part and will be posting a synopsis soon. Its just that I've been SUPER side tracked with this ECLIPSE book, you know, the Twilight saga!?! Its freaking AMAZING and I'm almost done so yeah...while we are on the subject. Am I the only one that is obsessed with this crap?!? It brings out the whimpering romantic in me. I WANT TO BE BELLA (well, minus all the parts where ppl/vampires, and whatnot try to kill her) lol..I would love having someone like Edward..with the body of Jacob!! hahaha the best of both worlds!! Ahh..If only us mere mortals could experience true love in this way..I'd give all my shoes for it!! AND I LOVE SHOES!!! hahaha...


Speaking of which, when I get in these funks I SHOP! haha..bad habit I know, but hey it makes me feel better in some ways. These are the latest victims :


Ugh...aren't they HOT!?! I have an addiction I know but hey, I couldn't pass these up when I saw them on the Forever XXI website. And they were only $36.80!!!


I'm a total sucker for some bomb shoes so they helped me get outta my funk for a lil bit but what I really need is my Care Bear. I'm going out to see him for New Years Eve and it'll be the first time I'm not in a church "Watch Night Service" ever! It should be interesting, not to mention I'll get my first ever new years kiss!!! HECK FREAKIN YEAH!! Haha...I know I sound like a dork but I really don't care! I'm 22yrs old and never been anywhere besides in a church on New Years Eve, which explains why I've never had a New Years kiss because that would be kinda awkward to do in church! Lol...anywho, I need some romance and love in my life and I need it soon. The fall and winter seasons are always better when you have a special someone to share it with and unfortunately my special someone lives in another state...but I'm starting an official countdown..2WEEKS starting today! Yesssss.... *praying* "Lord please let the time go by fast, but not on your special day cus that's pretty important, Thanks!"


As always, I love you for reading and extra love for those who comment ;-) I hope everyone has had a good week and is on their way to an even better weekend...


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

EUREKA!!! Definitely a MUST READ...

LADIES!!! I have found a book that so far seems like it is going to change my life and the way I view relationships!! Now I've noticed that a lot of us females are going through similar situations when it comes to love and relationships right now. I have decided to start a discussion group through this book and I suggest that every woman, following me or not, go and get this book:

"Change Your Mindset, NOT YOUR MAN"
By, Sally B. Watkins.

I picked this book up at Barnes&Noble a couple nights ago and I felt obligated to share this discovery. I have read tons of "self-help" books but this one is different. The author says that if any of these statements sound like you, then this book is a MUST READ!!
  • You are disappointed with your current relationship
  • You ended precious relationships because he didn't measure up to what you wanted.
  • You have failed to fix your relationship by explaining to him what you need and want to be happy.
  • You have tried seld-help books and couples' counseling but they didn't correct the problem.
  • He seems to improve for a while after you complain to him, but eventually goes back to his old ways.
  • You argue with him about his behavior and both of you end up feeling angry, upset, and distant.
  • You feel hopless about changing him to e the way you want - the way you believe he was when you first met.
  • You are sick and tired of always feeling angry, negative, hurt, upset, and irritated about your relationship.
  • You view other women as happier in their relationship and more successful in creating a relationship than you have been.
  • You believe that he has the ability to be a better partner but is too lazy or indifferent, or has other priorities.
  • If feels as though you are the only one trying to improve the relationship.
  • Most of your relationships end up the same way, with the same types of problems or issues, even though they seem different at first.
  • Your partner doesn't see the same problems in the relationship that you do.
  • You wonder if your relationship is salvagable or if it's just too far gone.
It's like she took the feelings and words RIGHT OUT OF YOUR MIND/MOUTH RIGHT?!? Well, that's surely how I felt. There are 14 Chapters separated into 3 Parts. I plan to write an entry for each part and for those of you who are reading along we can discuss the book, share thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Hopefully we can enlighten one another and pick out parts of the book that confuse, teach, or give us some serious insight.


Do I seem real excited about this? If you can't tell, I REALLY AM!! Lol...I'm so ready to better understand my emotions and how "women react emotionally not to what happens but to the meaning they give it in their minds" (pg. 38). Ughh...this book is great and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it! So who's going to take this journey with me??


I've provided a link to Barnes&Noble where you can find the book and price (about $10).


Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Thanksgiving Weekend...Hmm

Ok..so Thanksgiving was coo. Didn't play taboo..WACK..but I did have some interesting conversation with about 5 of my female cousins, you know we ended up talking about BOYS/MEN, and all the riffraff in between. Lol...

We talked about how difficult it is to find, maintain, and keep a relationship with a guy who is serious and ready to be a man. One of the things we discussed and was irritated with was the guy to girl ratio. We came to the conclusion that:

There are so many more women than men that these guys coming up nowadays don’t know how to treat a woman because they have it TOO EASY. There are so many desperate girls who do any and everything to get a guy; resulting in boys/men becoming SELFISH, SELF-ABSORBED, FICKLE CREATURES. They no longer feel the need to try and win over a girl or to show interest rather than just saying “I think you’re real coo,” or “I like hanging out with you,” and this nonsense, “We should hangout more.”

NO!! These are all EMPTY statements. This tells a girl NOTHING about your intentions. Now remember I’m not talking about casual dating because the purpose of dating someone and growing strong feelings for, is to see if they are a possible life mate (someone you see yourself having a substantial future with, i.e. –MARRIAGE!!)

I think I’m getting to the point where I’m just WHATEVER about guys and relationships right now. It’s too draining; especially when you’re in an “uneven” situation (you put more effort and enthusiasm into the relationship than the other person). That’s where I’m at now with my EX and its getting old. I love him to death and I really don’t see myself with anyone else but he has a lot to work on within himself that I don’t think he realizes.


I feel like he’s emotionally unavailable. There’s only so much he’s willing to give (emotionally) and show me and I feel like its just sabotaging our relationship. Right now we are in the process of figuring out if we can create the same feelings we have when we are face to face, over the distance so we can stop all the awkward tension and arguments when we aren’t together and just be happy. As I’ve said before, when we are together, everything is pretty close to perfect, but when we are away its like he becomes a different person (I’m sure he feels the same about me). I don’t get it.

To me the problem is that he’s always gotten what he wants, he has never had to ask for attention or be shown love, or not have someone love you back as much as you love them. He has it easy because, he is very nice looking. Girls flock to him so it’s no big deal to him. And that’s how I feel sometimes, LIKE I’M NO BIG DEAL…that’s ALIEN TERRITORY to me. I don’t feel important enough. I don’t feel like he is really into me or that he sees a future with me. I know he says it, but I need him to show it. I need to physically see that he wants me. I have to know for sure that he’s all about me and that he’ll do whatever it takes to make me happy and satisfied. These are all things I do and constantly try to make him understand.


Matters of the heart are so difficult. I hate it. I just wish things would go the way I see them in movies, or the way I dream them up in my head. You know, the happily ever-after, the romantic and passionate relationships. That’s what I want. I want to feel butterflies again. I want to smile when he calls, or when I see his name pop up on my phone. I just want to be happy with him again. I wish we could just start over and do it right. I miss him and the way we use to be (fun, open, honest, sincere). I just pray
God’s plan matches mine…

So I did a bit of Google searching and found this!!

Approximately 50.34% are men & 49.66% are women.


As of July 2007, the United States Central Intelligence Agency estimated the world's population to be 6,602,224,175 with there being 3,278,616,036 (49.66%) females & 3,323,608,139 (50.34%) males.


Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications…

This is crazy…Here’s my theory: there are more men but the number of QUALITY MEN is VERY LOW. This makes it difficult for quality women because there are a large number of women going after or seeking out the few quality men, making the ratio seem much more skewed. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

For All You BOOTLEG Bloggers!!

Welcome...I've been slacking I know...but look, I'm here now so lets get to what's on my mind right now. So I had a terrible shift today...the most RUDE, PICKY, LOUD, and CHEAP customers today, its like they were all directed to my section in the bar and there was nothing I could do about it...ANYWAY. That has me in a bit of a critical mood right now so bear with me.

Lately I've been a little annoyed with this blogging experience. I started this blog about a month ago and what I expected to happen was: I would write about stuff that was important to me or that, at least, was worth writing about and those who found it thought provoking or interesting would leave their perspectives, opinions, experiences, etc. HOWEVER, I've come to the conclusion that people are only worried about how many followers they get and not being an active blogger.



I know for me, I only follow blogs because they make me think or are interesting enough to make me want to comment and support them. For all of you who only follow in order to gain more followers, please, DON'T waste your time or mine. I'd rather have 2 followers that comment and get involved with the blogging experience than a bunch of random followers who don't participate at all. If you're one of the latter, FEEL FREE to STOP following me!!

I didn't want to go hard on some of you but I felt this needed to be said. I wonder if I'm the only one who feels this way...

ON A LIGHTER NOTE!! I can't wait for thanksgiving. I'm not going to eat myself sick but I am just ready to see my family, eat, play taboo, and just crack jokes on one another, just a bunch of family, friends, food and fun...the 4 F's...nothing greater. OOOoooo plus I MAY get to see that special someone so you know I'm excited about that! Lol...I'll let yall know how that goes, I still need to update you all on the status of that situation too..Anyway, I love you for reading! Till next time... XOXO

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nights Like These...Lyrical Foreplay

So, its nights like these when I wish I was somewhere else...somewhere secluded with someone special. I'm sittin up here listening to Trey Songz (Upstairs, Scratchin Me Up, You Belong To Me, Neighbors Know My Name), Chris Brown (Glow In The Dark), Pleasure P (Under), and R.Kelly (Number One).....enough said. Now that you know what kind of mood I'm in you get the picture. There's nothing I can do about it so before I go to sleep, here's some:

"LYRICAL FOREPLAY"


Nights like these I wait for you in my dreams

That’s the only place I can be free with you
The only place that can sustain the endless possibilities I want with you
Words don’t do my imagination justice


The things I want can only be demonstrated
Nothing contrived, love like mine is one of a kind
No need to be on cloud nine
They can’t support the weight of this desire
The constant yearning that’s only satisfied by you


I covet the sensation of your touch
Tasting you, smelling you, feeling you
Overtake my senses like only you can
Study my ins and outs; my body’s your playground
No time constraints, no rules
Just raw untainted passion

This love has no beginning or end
Just the balmy pulsating feeling of emptiness
Waiting for you to fill me up
I can feel your breath on my neck
The pressure from your body on my back

I pant heavily as the anticipation builds
I know its coming but you make me wait
Your hands take control finding spots I never knew existed
Grabbing me, you whisper “Are you ready?”
The arch in my back screams the answer

Our bodies steaming I pull you closer hoping you’ll let it go
Your excitement only makes my body clinch tighter

Massaging every inch of you
I pray this feeling never goes away
Inside me is where I need you to stay


Holding on till that moment comes
My heart beats faster and my legs start to shake
I can feel you getting deeper…the motion getting faster
…I open my mouth to scream but my eyes open instead
My pillow torn to shreds, I realize it was all in my head…

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ugh...WTF?!?

Ugh...ok. Today has been ONE OF THOSE DAYS!! Besides finding out that one of my family members, (the father of my 2aunts and 2uncles), passed away/was murdered, and that I didn't get to see the one person I've been dying to see for weeks now yesterday, I had a strange dream that I CAN'T remember but I know it was strange because I woke up scared, my heart was pounding, and my hands were balled up into an extremely tight fist. Now, I normally only dream once every two weeks and I remember EVERYTHING but this was weird, I've never felt that way before.

On top of that, a person from my past decides to hit me with this:

"I know this is random, but I just wanted to tell you that I think you're gonna be my wife one day...I know we rarely talk or even hang out for that matter but I just get a strong feeling that you are what I want in a woman. And frankly I think that us not being in each other's presence has been somewhat of a blessing in disguise. You are very attractive to me, you always have been, and knowing that you're a spiritual woman makes me even more intrigued by you...I'm sorry that I hit you out the blue with this...and maybe it means nothing...but I just felt the need to share that with you...I hope you're having a great weekend and I hope that all has been well..."
My response..WTF?!? Are you kidding me? Oh now you feel this way? Now you want to share your feelings and get deep and talk about serious commitments??? WTF??? Why do guys do this??? What am I suppose to do with that? This ish is all too familiar, I've had EX after EX breakup with me and then come to some EPIPHANY weeks, months, or in this case YEARS later and tell me that they are sorry for not treating me right, how they realize what they had, how they want to start over, how they really do love me and are ready to make things work. F THAT!! I'm tired...I'm done loving people and caring for people who can only seem to appreciate me once I'm gone. I've had enough. NO THANK YOU!!

This was posted today on one of the few blogs I follow by WithLoveStarz, it's perfect to how I'm feeling right now.


I couldn't have said it better...I'm so irritated by people/guys who can't recognize a great woman when she's staring them in the face. It doesn't make any sense to me. It seems as though every guy I deal with is lost, unsure, scared, or too selfish to understand what love is and how to deal in a serious relationship with a woman who knows exactly what she wants and deserves. It's only until they lose that person or come close to it that they understand what it means to love and if the grass truly is greener on the other side. Truth is, there aren't that many fish in the sea...let me fix that, there are PLENTY of DESPERATE WHORES out there but there are very few women who know how to love, have an education, can hold interesting conversation, have a real relationship with God, brought up well-rounded with a good head on her shoulders and on top of all that, isn't too bad to look at!

I had to get some insight from one of my guy friends about all this and about someone I'm trying to develop a serious relationship with now and how I feel as though I'm not a priority and how I want him to show that he cares for me even when we aren't face to face. He had this to say:
"You are priority. I just feel he's not very emotional so if he's bothered he shuts down. He won't talk, short and his way of showing frustration is distancing himself. It's a defense mechanism. I could be wrong about him but he does care about you as much as you do but doesn't know many ways of showing it. He doesn't want to look weak. That's the worst sign a man could show. If he does he feels he lost his manhood. He's afraid of getting emotionally attached to you to where he won't know what he'll do without you. He's scared, that's all that is." -Richie W.
Sobering words for the situation I'm currently in but its crap like this that makes me become jaded on love and relationships. It frustrates me to think that guys sabotage relationships because of their pride and fear of being in love alone. Now I know there are some females out there like that but in my experience this behavior seems to keep repeating itself. I'm just tired, tired of trying. Tired of being the only one willing to be inconvenienced for love... Tired of being so giving and not receiving, tired of compromising, I'm tired of mediocrity. I'm ready for love. Love that knows no limits, love that has no excuses, love that isn't afraid to fall, and a love that is shown and not just spoken...

Is all this really too much to ask? Am I being overly sensitive or emotional? I think not. I'm only asking for what I would willingly do myself. That message really struck a nerve in me and made me realize how many times this has happened. It made me angry and bitter, these are feelings I thought I had dealt with. Now all I can do is ask God to take those remnant feelings away and heal those wounds so I can love a new...love with no fear, so that I do not become that which I despise. Someone once said death is easy, that's why life is hard, well to me lust is easy and love is hard...I'd like to think I'm strong enough to take on the latter.

P.S. - Currently listening to "Crawl"- Chris Brown (so appropriate for this entry)

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Good Woman...Can I Get an AMEN!?!

One of my friends sent me this today...I love it, so you know I had to share it!



...Can I Get an AMEN!?!...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Woman Behind the Words...

Hey hey hey...It's a new day, so make the best of it. I'm trying my hand at a Vlog, so here goes nothing. Enjoy!


Monday, November 9, 2009

INTEGRITY...A Lost Art

Hello loves...So lately I've been dealing with trusting people and really questioning the character of the people I have come in contact with over the past few years; from relationships, friendships, and even casual acquaintances, I have found that INTEGRITY is a characteristic many people are lacking these days.

Quick refreshing of what Integrity means:

  1. Moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting influence or motive; -- used especially with reference to the fulfillment of contracts, the discharge of agencies, trusts, and the like; uprightness; rectitude.
  2. Unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire correspondence with an original condition; purity.
Ok, so now that we all have an idea as to what integrity entails, lets talk about it.


The problem that I have with people nowadays is that being genuine and honest is a thing of the past. J.C. Watts talks about integrity in relation to character in this way:
Character [integrity] is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
Lately I've come in contact with way too many people who think that they can "get by;" so my mission for the past 6 months or so has been to prune out all he people who lack the vital integrity virtue. So far I have pruned out 4 people within the past 2 years. They're names will go unmentioned for now but best believe they know who they are..Lol.

I usually keep people at a distance because I don't trust them. Period...now I know that's sad but I'm a very giving and emotional person (though I put on this "I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR" attitude). I can't help but to care for people, its just who I am, but I've learned through experience that not everyone wants the best for me or wishes me well. There are some people who only wish to get close to me for what they can get from me or what they can gain from being associated with me..I'm SO done with people like that.

When it comes to romantic relationships, I have come to the conclusion that if I can find a man with integrity, all my trust issues would be NON-EXISTANT!! The only problem is that, one can't find out if his/her mate has integrity until it has been compromised. Integrity is between God and that person. A person can claim till they are blue in the face that they have integrity but there is no real way for the other party to measure it. If we really want to get deep, true integrity can only be reached through a relationship with Christ because your actions are not longer predicated upon others but you strive to be righteous because you wish to be like Christ and to follow his example.

I think Shakespeare would agree because he understood that one must, "To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." Honesty and integrity are close cousins and you can't have one without the other. I wonder why it is so hard for some people to be real? What is so difficult with being someone who keeps their word? Or like the picture above, allows their behaviors and values coincide in a way that exudes integrity in every aspect of their life? Now I'm not claiming to have this whole integrity thing down because everyday I have to check myself and my character to make sure I am practicing what I'm preaching.

I guess as I get older, I begin to really think what is it that I really want out of life and the people I allow in mine. Looks are great and whatnot, but I'd take a less attractive man with all the integrity in the world over a gorgeous man who I can only trust as far as I can throw him...Having friends and people to hangout with is great but I'd rather be alone than be friends with a bunch of fake and shady people.

I like what Thomas Macaulay says on the subject: "The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out." If your true character was exposed, would there be some things that you'd be ashamed of or have to apologize for, maybe explain to someone you may lose if they found out? In what ways could your level of integrity benefit from an "energy boost"?? Think about it...

As I've said before, I'm looking to become the best Tiffanie I can be...these subjects aren't easy but I have to deal with them and really dig into myself to purge myself of all the things I hate to see in others. They say you attract what you are so hopefully if I get right, I'll find the same...I love you for reading. Let me know how you feel, give me your two cents Lol...till next time. ;-)

Friday, November 6, 2009

My First Cruise: Carnival Elation!!

Welcome back! As you can see I have been gone for a while, BUT WITH GOOD REASON!! Lol...I was on a family vaction for my parents 25th year anniversary. We took a 4 day cruise to Catalina Island, and Ensenada, Mexico. I was dying because I could not use my phone for almost a whole week!! But after the first couple days it was refreshing  to be free of technology (besides my digital cam) lol...While were there, we met some real cool people from Arizona. If we hadn't of linked up with them, my brother and I would have been BORED OUT OF OUR MINDS on the ship! So a quick "shout out" to Kwen, Quin, Chris, and Keldrick!!




Our first stop was Catalina and it was definately a pretty place but stupid expensive. Because the water was so shallow on the coastline, we had to take little boats from our ship to the island!! I was SCARED TO DEATH! This little boat was "rockin' that thang like, OOOOooooooo" Lol...no but seriously, I was so afraid that the boat was going to just tip over and kill us all, but we made it safe and I got some GREAT pictures from it.

 When we got on the island we took little golf carts around the city and this is where one of the highlights of the trip happened!! So my brilliant brother thought it would be a great idea to jump out of the MOVING golf cart going DOWN HILL at about 15-20 MPH!! My brother is about 6'5, with long, lanky legs....so, he jumps out in an attempt to RUN ALONG the side of the cart and lets just say, it wasn't a happy landing!! Lol...I turn my head to see what happen and all I see is his legs flying in the air and tumbling to the ground. Thankfully, he wasn't seriously hurt, but it gave us a good laugh for the rest of the day.


We took a lot of pictures, way too many for me to post up on here so I'm just giving you all a few samples lol...But we had a great time in Catalina and I would definately go back just for a day because I found out that they do small day trips to Catalina from San Diego on a regular so I may have to take advantage of that sometime soon. Here's a pic of me and the fam right after we got off that little rinky-dink boat.
After another night of GREAT food and some semi-fun "clubbing" we headed to Ensenada!! I was excited that I would get to do some souvenir shopping but I was NOT ready for the nonsense that is the MEXICAN HUSTLE!!! As SOON as we stepped off the boat, they attacked us like vultures!! All the men kept calling me Beyonce and calling my dad and brother my body guards...I was so done. Lol...I got some cute stuff for me and my special buddies though. There was the most ri-DICK-ulous pharmacy stores that had the most bold and awkward signs. Case in point: Yes ladies and gents, that is a large super-viagra-man! Lol...I was rollin' when I saw this. I just thought it was a bit strange that hey had the American flag in the background of the pic like its some sort of American dream to have a large...well...you know.

Another cute but strange thing they had were these large ramdom monkey statues on some of the corner streets. You know I had to take at least two pics with them! Lol I call this one Carlos. He's pretty fly as you can see. The other sexy beast I call Vivacious-Vi! There's a bit of resemblance in the body shapes don't you think? Lol jk...

I got this fake tattoo and it makes me want to get a real one sooooo bad but I'm SO afraid of the pain. I think I just might have to suck it up and just do it because I've been wanting one for quite some time now...but ANYWAY here's what my bootleg tattoo looked like.


So after our trip to Mexico, we headed back to San Diego. I was soooo ready to get off the boat by then and ready to turn my phone back on!! It went crazy when I turned it back on, I felt special for a minute. Lol...but overall, I had a great time. I'll definately be taking another cruise next year so who wanna go??? The more people (young people aka: 21-30) the better! LoL...But its such a couple thing/big group thing, I'm excited to do both soon
 ;-) ....

Thanks Mom&Dad for an awesome trip!! I love you guys. I'm back in the loop so lets get back at it...I'll leave you all wit my special towel doggie courtesy of our cabin stewart. Hasta Luego!!



Sunday, November 1, 2009

Come A Little Closer...

Happy Costume Day everyone!! Lol...I hope everyone had a wonderful time. I'm listening to Sam Sparro's "Black and Gold" I'm soooooo hooked on it. Anyway, while going through one of the few blogs I follow. I was given a "blog award" by one of my followers. She's got a way with words and I recommend following her. She's a blogger with substance: Eclectic (Wire)

While I was there, I read a random questionaire of his and it was quite interesting soooo...I decided to do one of my own!! Lol....Enjoy and Goodnight!!


Random
Do you have any pets?
Not anymore, we had do give her away... (*tear*)
What color shirt are you wearing?
A white wife-beater (that a horrible name for a shirt btw...)
Name three things that are physically close to you:
My iPhone, Laptop, Fan...
What is the last book you read?
Jakie Kendall "A Man Worth Waiting For" ...GREAT BOOK
Are you or were you a good student?
Pshh...I once got a B+ and cried because my grades were going "down"
What's your favorite sport?
Basketball...LAKERS BABY!!
Do you enjoy sleeping late?
I enjoy sleeping period!
What's the weather like right now?
Clear sky, about 72 degrees....Cali, gotta love it.
Who tells the best jokes?
Umm...idk
What was the last thing you dreamed about?
I rather not say...
Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
Yes and No...i'm a fast but safe driver =)
Do you believe in karma?
Heck yeah!
Do you believe in luck?
Umm...sometimes
Do you like your eggs scrambled or sunny side up?
Scrambled with cheese please!!
Do you collect anything? If so, what?
I have an obsession with small things...
Are you proud of yourself?
For the most part yeah...
Are you reliable?
Is the sky blue?? Is the grass green??? Do birds fly????
Have you ever given money to a bum?
I carry "homeless packages" in the trunk of my car so I can give them something whenever I see one...so, yes.
What's your favorite food?
Mexican
Have you ever had a secret admirer?
Many i'm sure...but I like the up-front and confident types.
Do you like the smell of gasoline?
Depends on which gas station...Lol
Do like to draw?
Occasionally...
What's your favorite invention?
Electricity...
Is your room messy?
Heck no...I'm what some might call a neat-freak
What do you like better: oranges or apples?
Strawberries...
Do you give in easily?
Heck No...perseverance is so sexy.
Are you a good guesser?
I guess so...
Can you read other people's expressions?
Like a book...
Are you a bully?
Only when I need to be...
Do you have a job?
Bartender/Server
What time did you wake up this morning?
7:30am...thanks to my silly parents =P
What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
I'm not a breakfast kinda girl...
When was the last time you showered?
about 20mins ago..."My booty taste like can-daayyyy" Lol
What do you plan on doing tomorrow?
Well since its my mom's bday tomorrow I'll be doing anything she decides to do on her special day and packing for the cruise I'm going on monday-thursday.
What's your favorite day of the week and why?
I have two: 1. Sunday (gotta get my praise on) 2. Friday (the begining of the weekend)
Do you have any nicknames?
Dee-Dee, Lumbajack, Teeci, Amazon Woman...the list goes on. Lol
Have you ever been scuba diving?
No, but that'd be interesting.
What's your least favorite color?
Neon Yellow
Is there someone you have been constantly thinking about? If yes, who?
Don't worry about it...
Would you ever go skydiving?
HHHHEEEELLLLLL NOOOOOOO (only if I was guaranteed a safe landing)
What toothpaste do you use?
Arm&Hammer: Baking Soda and Peroxide!! Gotta have the pearly whites!
Do you enjoy challenges?
I live for them...
What's the worst injury you have had?
Ripped off toe nail....(ouch)
What's the last movie you saw?
Law Abiding Citizen...GREAT MOVIE
What do you want to know about the future?
Who my husband will be...
What does your last text message say?
"Oh wow, I just woke up confused" --Anonymous
Who was the last person you spoke over the phone to?
Anonymous ...
What's your favorite school subject?
English (my major DUHHHH)
What's your least favorite school subject?
MATH...I'm way past remedial
Would you rather have money or love?
Love...that's harder to find.
What is your dream vacation?
Trapped somewhere in paradise with my lover.
What is your favorite animal?
Anything small, that way, when it decides to attack I can defend myself..Lol
Do you miss anyone right now?
Any ONE? as in singular? Lol... (Anonymous)
What's the last sporting event you watched?
A bootleg Charger game...
Do you need to do laundry?
Yeah, I'ma do it tomorrow though..
Do you listen to the radio?
Nope...all nonsense on that crap. It's all about talk radio.
Where were you when 9/11 happened?
In high school...AP Government Class (Ironic right?)
What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Beat it like it stole somethin'...
Have you ever caught a butterfly?
Naw, me and bugs don't mix.
What color are your bed sheets?
Chocolate, Cream, Baby Blue
What's your ringtone?
The default is India Arie's "There's Hope" ...special people get there own personal ringtones =)
Who was the last person to make you laugh?
A customer...
Do you have any obsessions right now?
Finding true love...and small stuff.
Do you like things that glow in the dark?
Umm..not when I'm sleeping..the darker the better.
What's your favorite fruity scent?
Pineapple...
Do you watch cartoons?
They don't make them like they use to anymore...(Rugrats, Doug, Hey Arnold, PepperAnn)
Have you ever sat on a roof?
NO but I SOOOOO want to!
Have you ever been to a different country?
Other than Mexico...Lol nope not yet...soon though.
Name three things in the world you dislike:
Dishonesty, Selfishness, Feet...
Name three people in the world you dislike:
They aren't even worth mentioning...
Has a rumor even been spread about you?
Many I'm sure...the main one: my hair is fake...HA!! so sad.
Do you like sushi?
No I don't like it, I LOVE IT!! (Hanah Sushi / RA Sushi are my favs)
Do you believe in magic?
I stay way from the witchcraft nonsense...
Do you hold grudges?
Like a starving child holds a bag of tender steaks...but I’m working on it with God’s help
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Boredom + Omarion "Get's It In"...

Well ladies and Gent ;-) Lol...I'm sitting at home, another boring a** night in Temecula, CA. I wish my bestest (yeah I said bestest!) buddy, "Chicken" Kristine Thompson lived closer to me. We always find the most random things to do and have crazy fun. Since I'm home, I figured I'd let yall in on my boredom. Right now, I'm just listening to music and downloading some random stuff.


While surfing new music. I came across Omarion's new single and new look: NO BRAIDS!! I'm so proud. He finally decided to get that grown man look and cut the nonsense off. HOWEVER, I am not that impressed with the new video. Take a look at the clip of his new single: "I Get It In"...



Yeeaaahhh....the Cali-hood look isn't really working for me. The song is ok, there are two versions of it; one with Lil Wayne and one with Gucci Mane. The beat is what I like most about the song. Yall I"M SOO BORED!! Lol...this is really sad. I need more than one friend!! hahaha...Anyway, let me know what yall think about the song and Omarion's new look. I need some more insight on this...

Wasted Time...

Hey hey hey!! Back in action...well the past couple days have been wildly interesting for me. I had a very sobering moment the other night that really caught me off guard and made me feel VERY STRANGE! It was a sickening moment to say the least...I won't go into detail now because that's not what I feel like talking about right now and it just doesn't do any good in helping that feeling go away...SO...ANYWAY! Lol...


I am a big fan of the Fox show, "So You Think You Can Dance." Right now my favorite is Russell Ferguson, he's the first Krumper to make it on the show and I think he is going to grow a lot during the season so look out for him and vote for him too! Though I love his talent, I must say, the ones who stole the night for me were Bianca Revels and Victor Smalley. They did a contemporary piece by Travis Wall and it was AMAZING. I wish I had a clip to share with you all but you know how Fox is!! Lol...It'll be up on there website next week and when they do I'll be sure to post it.



The dance was to Me'shell NdegeOcello's, "Wasted Time." You may not know or recognize her by name, but for all you "Love & Basketball" movie buffs, she was the one who sang the song "You Made a Fool of Me" while they were playing one on one at the end of the movie!! Remember now? Well, if you do great, if not, look it up and catch up with the rest of the class!! Lol...Anyway, the song is great. I'll post it so you can hear it.


But back to the dance! The premise was: A guy who completely abuses the love of a woman desperately trying to prove her feelings for him. He ignores her, treats her like crap, and dangles her around until he finally breaks it off at the end of the dance. All the while, she is fighting and holding on to him hoping he'll pay her just a little bit of attention. It's a very touching piece and it almost made me cry! Lol... I really enjoyed it because it speaks to a few experiences in my life and I'm sure the lives of some of you as well.


Getting the one you love to understand just how much you care for them and how much you'd love for them to give the love you show back can be a difficult process if the person you love isn't ready for it or does not know how to give it. Unrequited love is so tough. It creates all kinds of insecurities in a person and sometimes makes them question their worth. Thankfully I know my worth and what I deserve in a relationship!! Lol...but some people go throughout life never finding someone to love them, or even finding that one person that loves just as hard and as genuine as they do. It can be disheartening when you give your all to someone, only to receive rejection, hurt, and suffering.


LOVING is one of the EASIEST things to fall into but one of the HARDEST things to maintain. When I think about it, if people would just treat others the way they wish to be treated (you know, the GOLDEN RULE) or even (ONE OF GOD'S COMMANDMENTS) loving and treating people right wouldn't be an issue. Love and Integrity go hand-and-hand. For those of you who don't know, one definition of integrity is: doing the RIGHT thing even when NO ONE is looking. That's a trait that's hard to find nowadays and it's just sad. When you love someone you always think of their feelings as if they were your own. I'm not here to preach...but someone hand me the MIC!! LoL..jk. But in all seriousness, caring for and loving someone is more than lip service (no pun intended!!); but when you truly care for someone, their feelings and concerns are a priority to you. Simple as that...


Now there may be some of you who do not agree with me or that have a different opinion, please comment and let me know what you think; or even if you agree with me, I'd like to know your thoughts on the matter...so follow me and drop a comment or two. Now, I'm going to attach the song here and paste the lyrics as well. Enjoy and GOODNIGHT!!!



"Wasted Time" By: Me'shell NdegeOcello


You rarely notice but I hang on your every word


Everything you say
You are much too busy to notice me
You turn and walk away


Into another's arms hopeless ashamed
I wish I could hold you that way
Brokenhearted I dream for you to notice me


Wasted time on loving you wasted time
Wasted time on someone
Who won't love you as much as I
As much as I as much as I as much as I


In my fantasy you are asleep beside me
I feel you breathe
If only I could be there for you
The one that you make love to


Wasted time on loving you wasted time
Wasted time on someone
Who won't love you as much as I
As much as I as much as I as much as I


You rarely notice but I hang on your every word
Everything you say
You are much too busy to notice me
You turn and walk away


Into another's arms hopeless ashamed
I wish I could hold you that way
Brokenhearted I dream for you to notice me

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

THIS IS IT...


Hey hey hey!!! So as you can tell today was a much better day for me. It's finally starting to look like fall/winter and I love it. Now, I just got back from seeing the Michael Jackson Tribute film: "This is It." My friend Montoya bought tickets and made me go with her. (She's a die hard fan of MJ). I must say, I did not want to go, not because I don't like MJ but I just wasn't really in the mood to see and hear a bunch of fans crying and having mental breakdowns in the movie theatre.



I respect MJ for his musical genius and how he has impacted the music industry and artistry as a whole. He truly was ahead of his time and should be remembered forever. I don't claim to be a super hardcore fan but I do know that he was a very talented man, no matter how many "personal issues" he may have had.


When the movie started, there were a few words scrolling up the screen talking about the video and its purpose. IMMEDIATELY people started crying!!! I was done. I turned to my friend and was like REALLY?? The first few seconds and it’s already a balling fest?? Lol...she laughed and I began to pray. I was hoping it wasn't going to be a video full of sad, sappy moments of MJ, and thankfully it wasn't.


The video was truly a documentary/behind the scenes look into the creation of what would be his last concert/performance. I was shocked to see a girl I sang with "Judith Hill" as one of the background singers. I was lightweight jealous but extremely proud to see her living out her dream. The concert would have been awesome. The dancers and the band was STUPID SICK!! They had this guitar player that was a white chick and she KILLED!! The video also showed the humble spirit of MJ, as well as his perfectionist side. He is truly a professional and takes every bit of his music seriously; making sure its the best rendition every time!


They showed the more human side of MJ, his quirky mannerisms and overall sweet and funny spirit. Though I did not want to go at first, I am happy that my friend made me go because it just reminded me how much talent he truly had and what an influence he still has on people today. Nowadays artists are lucky to have an impact past their first single! MJ has done so for decades and is still number one in his absence. Overall I enjoyed it and would recommend others to see it because it isn't a sappy film. It's a celebration of what he was creating and nothing more. All the drama was left out of it and you get to see MJ as he was: a pure ARTIST!!

That's all folks and in the words of MJ, "You gotta' let it SIMMER!!" LoL...I love you for reading and until next time...Goodnight!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

One of Those Days.... *SIGH*

Hola!....Soooo, today has pretty much been a blur. Nothing I did today gave me any sense of purpose. I am a bartender/server at Applebee's for now and that ish is getting mighty old!! I'm in the process of looking for anther job/career but this economy is like a knife in my side and everyday it gets turned. I know I should be happy that I have some sort of income but nowadays I feel like it's not even worth it.


I can't get ahead trading my dollars for hours...its just not possible right now. Its times like these where I can see or somewhat understand why people turn to other "illegal" alternatives to increase their cash flow. Thankfully I have loving parents who allow me to live rent free, but umm I'm a 22 year old college grad (from a private school mind you!!) and I have YET to snag a REAL job. It can be so difficult trying to stay positive in times like these.


Now I know some of you may think, "Gosh, stop complaining, you have it better than most people right now" which may be true; however, it does not negate the fact that everyone wants to feel accomplished, everyone wants to have something they can call their own (poor or not). It is just something that each of us has that wants to be independent and self sufficient. AND I'M NO EXCEPTION...


Its times like these where I wish I had that special someone to just hold me and love on me, telling me that everything will be ok. Encouraging me to keep going and fighting. Giving me advice on how to deal. Offering some sort of compassion and warmth in my cold world. A kiss and a hug to make these moments fade away or just a little bit easier to bear. For now I just pray and hope God sends some open doors my way...hopefully he'll do the same for you. I'm off to sleep...kind of early I know but sleep is the only place I can have what I want.


Thanks for reading...now I've noticed that my visits are jumping in number but the followers are slacking...so don't be afraid to follow me and tell me what you think or offer some advice, suggestions, questions, etc. I'm here...Hasta Luego!!