I’ve Lost “The Thrill of the Chase” and Good Riddance!

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It’s amazing how time and experience changes your perspective:

When I was 21 years old…

If a girl didn’t like me, I immediately saw it as a personal challenge to change her mind and show her what she was missing.

I’d be her best friend, pursue her and never miss out on an opportunity to take her out, all because I was waiting on that moment when she finally showed me consideration. I mean, the very thought of “getting her,” or “winning her affections” would get me excited. So much so, that I’d feel a burst of adrenaline. Back then, doing or saying something outrageous to swing the pendulum to my side was “romantic.”

This Kid Will Make You Believe in Elvis!

Can you remember the last time you heard your song and just FELT IT?! I’m talking about, you sang it so hard, it was like you were at Madison Square Garden?! Well, this kid loves Elvis and she goes IN. You’ve got to see it for yourself. If you don’t want to see the whole video, you have to at least go to the 1:05 mark, the 2:15 mark…and the very best…the finale! Go to the 4:16 mark and let the video play on out. You’ll fall in love with music all over again. And I can guarantee you’ll fall in love with this kid too. ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!

Bicycles Teach You Something New Every Day

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Today’s lesson: Keep bicycle tires inflated.

So basically, my bicycle has been sitting for weeks. The minute that Florida summer heat hit, it just looked less than appealing. Today though, I got it in my head that I was going to ride.

When I got the bike outside, I noticed the front tire was under-inflated. So much so, that when I sat on the bike, the rim was almost on the ground. My bike is made to hold a person of my size, so this was unexpected. I was annoyed, but figured I’d ride my bike anyway.

I Prefer Art That Hangs On Walls

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This is Khaulah, on the left. On the right is one of her amazing paintings. Pretty cool hunh? Even cooler? Khaulah is having an online Art Sale! Click her photo or this link to visit her website and browse her collection. You can also contact her directly on Facebook. Shaq Diesel supports the arts!

Need another reason to support Khaulah? Well, I just finished reading an article about a clinic in California that offers low cost tattoo removal. People are flocking to this place. The two most common reasons: job discrimination and removing an ex’s name.

Ebony Dedicates September Covers to Trayvon Martin

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In September, Ebony Magazine is dedicating four covers to the ‘We Are All Trayvon’ movement. The main cover, above, features Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, brother Jahvaris Fulton and his father Tracy Martin. The other covers, below, feature celebrity fathers Dwayne Wade, Boris Kodjoe and Spike Lee posed with their son(s) in grey hoodies.

Highlights in the feature include:

  • An exclusive interview with Trayvon Martin’s family
  • A profile of the Dream Defenders, who are fighting to get “Trayvon’s Law” passed
  • Feelings from other 17 year old males about being black in America

Are You Really “Ready for Love?”

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© Lara Prozak (Click photo for her website).

Tonight, I found myself sitting with one of my best friends, watching some of our favorite old school R&B videos and talking about our own romantic situations. The “Bad Habits” video by Maxwell affected me in particular. It got me to thinking about some of my own bad habits concerning women and the memorable ones that I’d encountered. Women that had fundamentally altered my heart and how I felt about love:

  • The woman that I couldn’t let go of. Not that she’d ever done much to show that she appreciated or deserved me anyway.

Don Lemon Kept It Real and the Truth Hurts

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Above is the original broadcast of Don Lemon on CNN. At the end of the post, you’ll find the video of the response Don Lemon had to the current controversy.

Am I the only black person that agreed with Don Lemon’s comments?

Do you, like me, also hate to admit so because Don was on the bandwagon with Bill O’Reilly when he spoke?

And are you, like me, reluctantly shaking the feeling off because the truth in Don’s statements outweigh the medium by which it was conveyed?