Saturday, June 14, 2008

Random Early Morning Ramblings - Tia
So I have been on the road for about the last 2 weeks. I was beat when I got home yesterday. But for some unknown reason I couldn't get to sleep until almost 3 and I woke up at 8. Yeah, not the business. So until my body realizes that it needs to go back to sleep, I'll type.


Switching to Macs
I need a new computer. DESPERATELY. My Dell is slow and dying. And there's an issue with the power cord at the back of the laptop that apparently is very common with the model that I have. Pretty sure it costs about $300 to get it fix. PASS!!! I decided a long time ago that my next laptop was going to be a mac and since I want the Mac that cost about a month's salary, I refuse to spend $300 on a laptop that's not...well...that's not a mac. But if you want to donate to the BGLU cause I will happily send you my paypal address. Be a blessing. I kid, I kid....unless you're gonna do it.


VH1 countdown
It is no secret that I pretty much loathe MTV, VH1, BET. The first two hardly ever play music videos. (I was flipping through the stations a couple of days ago and saw a commercial on MTV that said "Music 24 hours a day." ummmm.....SINCE WHEN???? mtv.com DOES NOT COUNT!!!) And BET, well don't even get me started. Anyway, VH1's only saving grace, in my eyes anyway, was the top 20 countdown. It was 2 hours of videos pretty much uninterrupted. I loved Ahmir and thought he was perfect for the show. Knowledgeable, likable, great on-screen delivery. Then he left and they replaced him with that Alison Becker girl. And she is now the SOLE reason that I DON'T watch the countdown. For a supposed comedienne, she's not funny and her timing is God awful. The things that she says that are clearly supposed to prompt laughter fall flat every time and just come off like she's reading cue cards. Maybe it's the music snob side of me that usually lies dormant unlike some people's *coughTOYAcough* but the chick makes me wish Ahmir would come back because she's ruining the show. GET A NEW HOST VH1!!!!!


(Sorry. The countdown is currently on at the moment and I'm sleep deprived and she's pissing me off.)


I was watching Felicity last night. She should have picked Noel.


NG
Yeah, NG is officially off the radar. After a week of insane crushing, I realized that it's never going to happen. 1. He's got some issues going on that pretty much put me completely out of the game. And it's not that I'm being picky. I know that every last guy walking the planet has issues and I'd be an idiot if I thought I would be able to find a guy without them. But the stuff that NG is dealing with effectively removed me from the game. I mean took me out of the game, put my uniform back in the locker and had me on the MARTA going home. I love him to death and still think he is fly as sh*t. But I have to protect my situation. And being with him would end badly for both of us. And besides that 2. He has been extra platonic with me. There was the condescending friendship pat. Oh and let's not forget how he referred to me as his buddy. Yeah, I want a guy who thinks, "Damn girl" when he sees me, not "Hey buddy."


Mayercraft
I am officially going on the Mayercraft. Myself and two of my friends booked our cabin last week. We are MUY excited. I have hung my bathing suit up on the wall as motivation.
Sounds cheesy, but before you judge it, try it. If the first thing you see when you wake up and the last thing you see at night is a swim suit that doesn't quite fit, it will motivate the hell out of you.

Let me know if you're going. Maybe we can organize a BGLU cocktail or something.


New Kids
(insert evil laughter here)


This video just came on and I could not stop laughing. Now don't get me wrong. I'm no hater. I spent an exorbitant amount of money on New Kids tickets for the show in October. And Donnie still looks good as hell. But this mess right here had me crying. I understand that they are trying to stay relevant. But the silhouette dance poses at the end put me all the way over the top. I was actually chortling. And I don't chortle. And I see ain't nothing changed. Jonathan still seems like he's just half a beat behind the rest of the boys.

Oh, but Donnie, yes Lord. He could holla RIGHT NOW. He was always my favorite anyway. And I don't care that he's pushin' 40. He could hit me up for sure.


Asian Hotness
I was unaware that India guys could be this hot:

I need to start paying more attention to the Asians.


Music
If you liked Adele's Chasing Pavements, then you need to run, not walk, to Best Buy and get the limited edition release of 19 for $9.99. There is an extra disc that has 5 live songs from a show she did back in the spring. And she is tearing up Chasing Pavements at the end.

I see that I'm going to have to start stalking her to get her to come further inland. The only shows she's scheduled to do in the states are in NYC and LA. I mean, folks in the south like good music too.

I hate Madonna's new song Give It 2 Me. Pity. I loved 4 Minutes.

Hope

Apparently this is the year of black girl singer/songwriters. Frankly, I'm all about it. I stumbled across Hope one afternoon after my daily stalking of Angel Taylor. (Apparently they're myspace top friend BFs or something.) Her music is simple acoustic pop. It's Saturday morning, sit on the couch in your PJs, drinking a cappuccino music. (At least that's what I did.) I like her and look forward to hearing a lot more from her.


Did Cherish mean to remake Nsync's Gone? For real, watch the Cherish video

and then watch Gone. Not only do the videos look alike, but there are parts of the Cherish song that you can actually sing over the Nsync song. Did they think there wasn't a cross population of fans or something? Like Nsync fans would never listen to a Cherish song and vice versa? Funny.....but not slick.


Dating
I working on a post about dating in the Christian world. Bear with me. it may take a while. But I have a question for our Christian readers: Am I the only person who is more than a little creeped out by concept of "courting"? By that I mean, do people "in leadership" really think I'm going to get their "permission" to date someone? I understand the need for godly counsel, but really...? Maybe I'm misinterpreting the idea of "courting" (I hate that word by the way. So archaic sounding.) but there's something controlling, creepy and almost cult-like about the how a lot of people in a couple of churches that I've been in view dating/courting. And I buck up against it every time. I'll expound more on this later, but I hope I'm not the only one.


R-uh
I'm not even a little surprised that R. Kelly was acquitted. But I bet he'll think twice about peeing on somebody on camera in the future.


Okay, I'm feeling like I might be able to go back to sleep.

Laters

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