Sunday, May 31, 2009

MTV Movie Awards...until I get bored - Tia

So as evidenced by my serious lack of posts I have had no motivation and serious writer's block.

But I'm watching the MTV awards and I feel like I might have some witty comments or something. So I'll type until the show gets boring or until I pass out from extreme fatigue. I can't hang like I used to....that's all I'm going to say.

- I LOVE Adam Samberg. He is ridiculous without really trying. And the fact that he was just nekkid on top of JT is HAHAFREAKINLARIOUS.

- Megan Fox officially gets a thumbs down from me. If you're too cool to laugh at yourself, don't come to an MTV sponsored event. You know folks got jokes. P.S. Marilyn Monroe is dead.

- Dear Robert Pattinson,
I know I'm almost old enough to be your mom, but MAN YOU FINE!!! And I love how awkward you still are even though you're one of the biggest stars in the world. Anyway, holla at me.

- Eminem - This song is weak. I don't care that you moved 600,000 units this week. Your 1st track is not the business.

- Okay, the Break a Bottle song was not that bad though. But I felt like I was missing a lot of it because of the edits. If MTV were smart (which we know they're not because THEY don't even realize that the M no longer stands for music) anyway, if they were smart they would offer a pay version of their channel. They could play the awards shows without having some poor guy sweating with his finger on the mute button every time someone like Em performs. But then again, I don't know what they would play when it wasn't award season.

- So MTV has a show called 16 and pregnant. I'm wondering if it's going to have the desired effect. MTV has a bad habit of editing stuff with slick music and making EVERYTHING look like fun.

- Cool guys don't look at explosions - RAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

- Vanessa Hudgens looks mad uncomfortable.

- Was there ANY doubt that Robert Pattinson would win for Breakthrough Male Performance? I mean, really. He's cute and awkward and seems to genuinely not care about being famous, thus making him more desirable.

- I do not understand the world's fascination with Paris Hilton.

- Capital One has an MTV card. Yeah, it looks all shiny and fun. And then they'll send you a letter telling you that even though you've only paid your bill late ONCE (several years ago) in the entire SEVEN years you've had the card, they're raising your interest rate to 26%. They can suck it.

- Sasha Baron Cohen is going to "accidentally" get killed tomorrow. Em looks PISSED!!!!

- I saw about 15 minutes of that Borat film and wanted to run that guy over with a car. CLEARLY, he's trying to be an even bigger d-bag with this new film. There are very few people that I've never met and truly can't stand. Soldier (I REFUSE to spell it like he does) Boy and Sasha Cohen double dutch between the number one and number 2 spot on my list.

- Random Commercial Break Aside - Drake (aka Jimmy Brooks from Degrassi) fancies himself a rapper. I've been hanging out a lot with this new dude and we've been to a couple of clubs around Atlanta. And because I've been out, I can not get away from that new Drake joint "Best I Ever Had." It's pretty catchy and they play it EVERYWHERE. I will say that I was slightly appalled when I heard the unedited club version. I just didn't expect little Jimmy to be so nasty. But I find myself singing it all the time. The hoodrat in me kind of likes it.

- I didn't realize that you could say d*ck on free cable.

- Did Ryan Reynolds just call Sandra Bullock a man? I'm so confuzzled.

- I like Kristen Stewart. A LOT!!!! And I have a WHOLE lot of respect for her. Because had that been me, I would have been IN HIS MOUTH before we even got all the way on stage.

- It's the ChroniWHATcles of Narnia. Andy Samberg is too clever for his own good. And Forest Whitaker is REALLY singing D*ck In A Box. Seriously, what is really going on?

- Hayden Panettiere cursing...I don't buy it. You need more people.

- Dear Little Wayne,
You are overrated and over hyped.

- Say what you want about Miley (IT'S MILEY!!!!) I love that song "The Climb" and I don't understand people who don't like it.

- RAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ the Andy Samberg New Moon sneak peek.

- I seriously don't see what all of the fuss is about Taylor Lautner.

- ....Just saw the New Moon trailer. I think I get it now. He's a fetus. But he's not a bad looking fetus.

- Did they seriously just call Zac Efron a superstar and introduce him BEFORE Kiefer Rufus Sutherland? See that's what's wrong with the children, they have no respect for their elders.

- And can someone PLEASE get Zac some more controlling hair spray?

- Okay the Ben Stiller tribute started out funny....then it went a little too long....but Kiefer crying is still pretty cute.

- The Twilight sweep is getting kind of old.

- I totally love that Kristen dropped her award.

- Ummm...hell yes for the Kings of Leon. I'm so glad to see them finally getting some recognition over here. They're huge in the UK. We're sooo behind here sometimes.

- I know there's only like 15 minutes left in the show but I'm so bored.

I think I'm giving up on the rest of the show. You know Twilight will win for whatever the last award is, Best Movie or whatever. I don't think they've lost in any category they've been in. I'm going to bed.


Friday, May 29, 2009

This has GOT to be the sexiest engagement picture I have ever seen. And I LOVE that it belongs to a Bishop and his First Lady.

Congratulations Mt. Zion's Bishop Walker and Dr. Stephanie Walker!!!!!!- Toya

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Toya's Random Ramblings

1. Note to Tia on Facebook: "Yeah, remember that thing we started about 5 years ago? We may want to get on that."

We know we're trifling. I think this is the "Piss or Get Off the Pot" year for BGLU. We either reinvent it or shut it down. I say we reinvent it. I love to write and so does Tia. The last thing I want to do is get to heaven and God is like "Seriously, what happened?" I've been thinking a lot about that lately ever since I read this scripture:

"For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and underwent decay;" Acts 13:36

This has been my prayer lately since I still don't have all of the specifics of what I am supposed to be doing. I simply want to do what I was put here to do. I think that's simple enough.

2. I love my new job and I love that they play lite rock and 80's music all day long here. You wanna talk about a Professional Fail? Second day of work Rock Me Amadeus came on and I swear I did The Whop for about 3 minutes straight only to turn around and see a camera there. They asked about my qualifications for this job. I never did mention sanity, so there.

3. I am again crushless. He's a really great guy just not my really great guy. I'm ok with that.

4. Speaking of love and such, I have been a sucky friend to my single friends because I felt the need to bring bad tidings of great sorrow last week after hearing about 4 failed marriages in two weeks. This almost put me back to square one of "Screw it, I'll be Oprah, get some cats and take up horseback riding." During a good heart to heart talk with a married couple of whom I am friends with, I was enlightened of a few things:

  1. No marriage falls apart over night.

  2. Yes marriage is work but it should be like a job that you love. Ever have a job that is truly a job but you love it so much it doesn't seem like work? That's what marriage should be like.

  3. Communication is key. Don't assume anything.

  4. The best marriages are built on good friendships. At the end of the day you need to genuinely like the other person. Love is not ALL you need. Love is a choice, yes but you need to like them and a lot of people are married to people that they don't even like! Shoot, God doesn't even require that we LIKE everyone.
  5. Guard your ears: talk of failure in marriage whether you are single or married is not only discouraging but dangerous.

Now #5 was a hurt piece because I realized I had become the kind of person that one needs to guard their ears from. I was all sending emails spitting pure venom on why marriage is not worth all of the drama. I became that chick. So I had to apologize to Tia cause after a while she refused to even read stuff. I don't blame her! I'm back on the wagon. Everyone has their own life to live.

5. I can't breathe when Maxwell's "Pretty Wings" comes on. No, I'm serious. I stop breathing. He's coming in July and less I resort to selling my body to the night for some tickets, I need to get my Financial Peace on and start saving money now because I am not missing this for the world.

Friday, May 22, 2009

My Soul Says Yes
I gasped when I saw this. I can't wait to pick it up.- Toya

Monday, May 11, 2009

Let Me Know Something- Toya
BBD song from back in the day.  I need New Edition (sans Bobby Brown) to come to Nashville post haste.  Every woman needs to see them at least once in their lifetime.  

After almost 8 months of unemployment, I found out today that I got the first job that I have interviewed for since I got laid off. I start tomorrow. You would think that I would've been elated, right? Yeah, I almost cried...and not with tears of joy.

You see, I felt guilty (didn't I just nail guilt to the cross on Easter?). I had this feeling that I was released from my last job unexpectedly to move into something great.  I didn't think that something great was to be another desk job.  However, this is at a radio station so I got that going for me.  I am not ungrateful at all. I am relieved and so is my bank account.  I just felt like maybe I missed something and am now back at square one. I have asked God for direction over and over again as far as what the next step was to be and have always felt like I was so close but not quite there.  I still don't feel like my revelation has come yet.  I don't know how I could've missed it though. I have had all the time in the world.  I just wish He'd give me a glimpse of the future somehow.

All is not lost though.  I learned that I do not enjoy working for myself, by myself. If I was to work for myself then I would need to rent an office. I need structure. I missed not having some place to go to every day where other people were working. I called my mom and told her how I was feeling and she reminded me that God's timing is not my timing and that I should be happy with myself.  So I decided to not feel bad about these past 8 months and use this opportunity as a second chance; a second chance to act more responsibly and get on my grind a bit more.  As Michael Baisden said "Do what's hard while you have it easy." I think I got lax with my last 9-5 when it came to pursuing other things because I took a steady paycheck for granted. Oh not anymore.  Uh uh.

This should be interesting. Isn't it always?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I know I've been gone for a while - Tia

And this is what I come back with.

This is so inappropriate. But I was screaming with laughter when I watched this. I guess I'm just not sanctified yet because this mess had me cracking up.