Sunday, July 30, 2006

BGLU News and Toya's Random Tidbits-Toya

I am finally back from the Northwest with a better understanding of why Tia would want to move out there so much. The view and the fresh air is breathtaking. I spent a few days in Seattle in front of the view of the ocean that I had only seen on television. It was so amazing, when I started to get sleepy from all of the tranquility, I sincerely attempted to sleep with one eye opened. It then occurred to me that I really needed to go to sleep, so the snapshot in my mind was going to have to do.

Being out there also helped me to realize something else: Tia is not only moving but she is moving far. Umm, let's talk about something else right now...

RUN, do not walk, do not skip, but RUN and get the latest issue of Essence that features 50 Single "Do Right Men". This issue has features on brothas that promote abstinence programs, give back to their communities, tell why they love black women (something we ALL need to hear and be reminded of) and well THEY ARE FOIN!!!!! But get THIS: the list does not just include 'round the way brothas but also includes Michael Ealy, Jamie Foxx, and


Oh and it gets better.... For 30 days, if you go to you can email ANY and ALL of the 50 guys in the magazine. ANY!!!! My email to Common went something like this:

Lonnie, I think it is so adorable how you act like you are going to call the cops on me everytime you see me outside your window. You are always playing like that! However, if you don't lift that restraining order, people are really going to take you seriously and really start to think that you don't know that we are truly supposed to be together. Love ya baby!

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't in shock about Lance Bass being gay. A friend of mine said that if he was gay all along, he should've been a far better dancer. I'm gonna leave that one alone. Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.

In other Nsync news, I'd also be lying if I said I didn't love Justin Timberlake's new song "SexyBack". Yes, it is ignorant as all get out and yes, he drops that MF bomb. But dangitt if it doesn't bring out my inner Carmen Electra every time?

Speaking of new songs, I have yet hear Jo Jo's new song that Tia seems to like so much but so far I am loving the new songs by Ciara, Christina Aguileira, Beyonce, Stacie Orrico, and newcomer Cherri Dennis. What I am NOT loving is Janet Damita Jo's new song with Nelly. What in the world!!!!? To me it sounds like a collab that a new female artist would put out to get her foot in the door and not from a veteran who paved the way for everyone that I previously mentioned. It's wack to say the least.

Finally, be on the lookout for Kirk Franklin's new video for "Imagine Me" that came out recently. I was so glad to see that BET did an exclusive on the making of this video and to hear it already getting play on mainstream radio. I am so excited to know that others are going to be blessed by this song as I and so many others already have. By the way, if you haven't picked up "Hero" by Kirk Franklin, go get it at Walmart when you go pick up the new Essence. We all know that the Electronics line is quicker anyway. Don't act like I am the only one to go get batteries or a pack of blank CD's so I could get out of Walmart faster, ok?

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