Showing posts with label likes and dislikes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label likes and dislikes. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Likes And Dislikes

"Nicole has put herself in a position, through tireless work on her craft, to attract opportunity." - Daniel Murray

  • football season ended too fast
  • not enough time to write "real" blog posts
  • being lazy, and not properly shutting down laptop
  • being awakened from a good sleep
  • naysayers
  • being "tested"
  • New York Knicks, this season
  • "Black Twitter," often times
  • seeing women who really want children suffer miscarriage
  • unable to really travel as I'd prefer

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Likes And Dislikes: Thanksgiving Day

"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action" - W.J. Cameron


  • fave holiday
  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special
  • visiting friends and family
  • my older cousin's cooking 
  • dressing
  • smell of cakes and pies baking in oven
  • itis-induced sleep
  • eating leftovers
  • fried turkey
  • everyone in a grand mood


  • people offering plates, knowing I never eat their cooking
  • people asking if I am cooking, knowing I never do
  • NFL games are sucky
  • hearing aunts debate who makes best dressing
  • the smell of chit'lins
  • forecast: freezing rain
  • overeating
  • need a few days to get back in the groove
  • prelude to Black Friday's madness
  • seeing relatives I had hoped to avoid

Monday, August 12, 2013

Likes And Dislikes

"It's alright, it's alright now." - Chante Moore
  • Chante Moore aged like fine wine
  • old school hip hop, at its finest
  • Flipboard for iPad
  • Netflix has come a long way
  • Women in sundresses
  • Slacker Radio
  • bomb ass salads
  • feeling that accompanies a load being lifted
  • The Serenity Prayer
  • they don't make truthful R&B songs like this, anymore
  • no such thing as objectivity in media
  • the saying, "It's the American way."
  • no NBA nor NFL this time of year
  • sometimes I believe the hype
  • the sick truth behind Netflix documentary Park Avenue
  • women afraid to try new positions
  • it feels like a trillion degrees outside
  • back to drinking too many soft drinks
  • ignorant song lyrics

Monday, July 1, 2013

Likes And Dislikes: '13 BET Awards

"A rose is still a rose." - Aretha Franklin

  • Sanaa Lathan 
  • nice-looking stage
  • Kendrick Lamar performed, twice
  • Meagan Good's revealing dress
  • Jamie Foxx's Trayvon Martin shirt
  • BET honored inspiring non-celeb individuals
  • soooo many beautiful sistas
  • one of the better BET Awards show
  • Dwyane Wade honored as a humanitarian
  • Chris Tucker's Miguel joke
  • I still cannot get into Miguel's music
  • R. Kelly performed, but not really
  • Did Paula Patton pop a molly before going onstage?
  • I didn't get a chance to catch Twitter commentary
  • Beyonce didn't perform
  • someone gave a microphone to Ray J 
  • Ciara's performance wasn't as sensual as I preferred
  • grown men wearing tight pants
  • gotta wait til November 15th for The Best Man sequel
  • Chris Tucker's comedy is no longer entertaining

Friday, May 24, 2013

Likes And Dislikes

"I can't leave them. They need me.
I'm their Gladiator." - Olivia Pope

  • watching my seeds grow into responsible adults
  • the day I stopped seeking all the answers
  • whenever my dreams become reality
  • Charles Ramsey's interviews
  • The Great Gatsby film
  • tequila mixed with pineapple juice
  • reading haiku's
  • handwritten letters
  • Mark Twain's storytelling ability
  • 9 Things Happy People Do To Stress Less
  • could not get into TV show Scandal
  • bad listeners
  • bi-polar weather
  • Assata Shakur added to terrorist list
  • Sergio Garcia's "fried chicken" remark about Tiger Woods
  • battery on my iPhone dies quickly
  • Cole Haan men's wingtip shoes are too expensive
  • someone stole my Bic Triumph writing pen, yesterday
  • Knicks are already out of the playoffs
  • whenever doubt creeps into the back of my mind

Monday, February 25, 2013

85th Academy Awards

"Halle Berry is the epitome of beauty." - The Hollywood Gossip

  • a rather prestigious-looking award
  • Halle Berry
  • Kerry Washington
  • Robin Roberts
  • Jaws theme hilariously played to end speeches
  • Michelle Obama announced Best Film award
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Adele is made for the Oscars
  • Denzel Washington received a nomination 
  • Quvenzhane Wallis received a nomination

  • Jennifer Hudson's performance
  • I had not seen nor heard of 95% of films
  • most of the participants resembled dead people
  • Tarantino won for Best Original Screenplay
  • Tyler Perry wasn't nominated for Alex Cross #sarcasm
  • Jennifer Lawrence's embarrassing fall #dang
  • long and boring, as usual
  • Beyonce didn't perform
  • switching TV channels, OKC/Bulls game was equally boring
  • The Onion's distasteful joke about Quvenzhane

Monday, February 11, 2013

Likes And Dislikes: 55th Grammy Awards

"I'll show you how to do this, young." - Jay Z

  • Jay Z's "Sinatra"
  • Beyonce and Ellen's humorous exchanges
  • Rihanna looked more like herself
  • Justin Timberlake's performance
  • J-Lo's leg
  • Prince presented an award
  • Carrie Underwood is a class act
  • Kelly Rowland looked so damn good
  • LL Cool J milking the game for all it's worth
  • Twitter's hashtag humor

  • The hell happened to Lupe Fiasco?
  • Kanye West wasn't in the building
  • Beyonce wore pants
  • I knew only one-fourth of the performers
  • I still don't understand Frank Ocean's appeal
  • I will never understand Taylor Swift's appeal
  • Hip Hop is dead, yo
  • I'd rather watched Sunday Night Football
  • all the music sounded alike
  • Twitter ripped Alicia Keys

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Likes And Dislikes: Django Unchained

"Django, the 'D' is silent." - Jamie Foxx

  • the idea of a slave-turned-bounty-hunter is appealing
  • the notion of an unshackled slave rescuing his wife is admired
  • the fact that Django learned how to read
  • Kerry Washington was a beautiful slave
  • Broomhilda had Django "whipped"
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are great actors
  • Samuel L. Jackson stole all his scenes
  • someone will name their unborn child Django
  • Tarantino's character development is exceptional
  • Tarantino's recycling of actors from previous films

  • hearing the word "nigger" used as much as it was
  • movie action-figures are being sold
  • Mandingo fighting, and how it takes place to the day
  • not a fan of western movies
  • long, drawn out film
  • Hollywood does a poor job telling stories about slavery
  • seemingly everyone liked the film, except me
  • The Overhyping of Django Unchained
  • Tarantino's extremism with blood and guts
  • Tarantino gets away with everything

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Likes And Dislikes: '12 Democratic National Convention

  • powerful speeches
  • audience reminded more of 'America'
  • President Obama transcends politics
  • my mind says, yes, he deserves another term
  • John Kerry: ask Osama Bin Laden if he's better off now than he was 4 years ago
  • hardly believe 4 years have passed since Obama became POTUS
  • The Kennedys and Democratic Party remain synonymous
  • Bill Clinton still got it
  • Michelle Obama, period
  • Deval Patrick shed light on Romney's brand of politics as former governor of Massachusetts
  • Medicare issue is a serious one
  • one nation, under God, politically divided
  • Nancy Pelosi looks like she'll put something in your food
  • audience resembled Bingo crowd, everyone eagerly waiting same number
  • The Continued Pimping of Hispanics
  • still don't know what Change looks like
  • at the end of the day, Obama created more $6 trillion more worth of debt
  • Jesse Jackson looks as if he's still mad Barack choose Biden over him
  • wondering if young '08 voters will return to polls
  • what if Mitt Romney wins?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Likes And Dislikes: London '12 Olympics

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Twitter's priceless commentary
  • Great Britian's Jessica Ennis delivers
  • Usain Bolt is the truth
  • personal stories behind athletes
  • legends are born
  • Michael Phelps storied career
  • Dominique Dawes teary-eyed commentary on Gabby Douglas
  • BBC's educational coverage
  • the thrill of victory
  • fake nationalism
  • we'll have to wait to see which athletes tested positive for steroids
  • we'll have to wait another 4 years before next Summer Olympics
  • U.S. Olympians taxed for medals, will owe IRS thousands
  • Gabby's hair drew enormous criticism 
  • no one really cares who wins Silver, Bronze
  • yet to catch a single Team USA men's basketball game
  • controversial clock malfunction robbed South Korea's Shin A Lam
  • NBC's delayed, fluff-filled coverage
  • the agony of defeat

Monday, July 16, 2012

Likes And Dislikes

  • my woman's sudden addiction to the beach
  • Hip Hop on Trial debate
  • Louis Farrakhan speaks truth, regardless
  • humility
  • gospel music
  • patiently awaiting NFL season #WhoDat
  • reaching financial goals
  • rather die on my feet, than live on my knees mentality
  • recently forced to cut ties with long-time friend
  • Jeremy Lin might not return to Knicks
  • Tyler Perry's latest Madea film
  • doing something I might regret the next day
  • didn't realize classes start so soon
  • they don't make R&B songs like this anymore
  • one-sided conversations
  • 100 degree weather
  • when my daughter is upset with me
  • upcoming election hardly excites me
  • people who can't keep secrets

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Likes And Dislikes: Tupac Shakur

"For every dark night, there's a brighter day." - Tupac Shakur

  • critically-acclaimed body of work
  • fave movie: Above The Rim
  • fave song: Papa'z Song
  • Pac spoke truth, whether loved or hated
  • unmatched ability to convey raw emotion
  • personified the rose that grew from concrete
  • exceptional poet
  • brave-hearted
  • a little Tupac in all of us
  • June 16, 1971: Afeni gave birth to hellraising, heavenly son
  • The Shining Serpent
  • hardheaded, troublesome
  • signed with Death Row Records
  • lived life as if he had nothing to lose
  • spoke entirely too much about death
  • trapped: searched for something that could not be found
  • never received the chance to meet him
  • September 13, 1996: The Day Tupac Died
  • cried like I had lost a brother
  • lived so fast, died so young

Monday, June 11, 2012

Likes And Dislikes

  • NBA Finals matchup: Durant vs LeBron
  • cinnamon toast
  • hip hop, at its finest
  • this scene from Belly
  • inspired to blog, as of late
  • early morning sprints around the neighborhood
  • spirituality
  • my woman makes the best salads
  • positive, motivating forces
  • she likes the way I look at her
  • running late
  • fell asleep during Avengers
  • people who knock, loudly
  • talk show hosts who rudely talk over guests
  • Boxing: Pacquiao robbed in title fight 
  • can't stop eating pork sausage
  • people who believe Obama is trying to overthrow government
  • people who drink liquor until they pass out
  • they don't make songs like this anymore

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Likes And Dislikes

  • my friend Julia secured two-book deal via Zane
  • watching HBO's legendary boxing matches on YouTube
  • Robyn Crawford writing book about Whitney Houston
  • washing clothes, late night
  • sleeping at the foot of the bed
  • NBA Playoffs
  • wordsmiths
  • Jambalaya
  • true friends last longer
  • sexual tension

  • seeing my child unhappy
  • still haven't purchased Toni Morrison's latest gift Home
  • being placed "on hold" too long
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell
  • Don King's reptilian nature
  • lack of struggle made me lazy, content
  • when someone says, "Technically."
  • drive-thru car wash
  • Mayan Calendar
  • racial tension

Monday, April 16, 2012

Likes And Dislikes

  • Spotify
  • Sunday mornings
  • Mental orgasms
  • starting the week off on a positive note
  • Spring season
  • The Pink Panther theme song
  • The Smithian Tumblr
  • Melanie Fiona's new album
  • words of compassion, words of peace
  • Oreo McFlurry

  • spin artists
  • Skip Bayless 
  • times where my faith isn't strong enough
  • people who constantly ramble
  • when I have a strange feeling
  • when bad things happen to good people
  • senseless murders
  • they don't make songs like this anymore
  • beating-the-red-light temptation
  • when ice cream melts too fast

Monday, February 13, 2012

Likes And Dislikes: The 54th Grammy Awards

  • Adele 
  • Twitter
  • Melanie Fiona & Cee Lo Green being recognized
  • LL Cool J, a rap artist hosted The Grammys
  • Bruno Mars unique performance
  • Kanye West won Best Rap Album
  • Chris Brown won Best R&B Album
  • Rihanna/Coldplay's performance
  • Rihanna, period
  • Jennifer Hudson's beautifully delivered Whitney Houston tribute

  • Lip-syncing 
  • Melanie Fiona & Cee Lo Green didn't perform
  • Don Cornelius hardly paid any respect
  • Nicki Minaj's exorcist-like performance
  • Ledisi should've won Best R&B Performance
  • Kanye West was nowhere in the building
  • Too much country music
  • Too many commercials
  • Too many multiple performances
  • Whitney Houston's tribute hardly long enough

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Likes And Dislikes

  • when my toes are ice cold
  • crooked officers
  • justice is blind, literally
  • President Obama signed NDAA
  • they don't make songs like this anymore
  • taking that first step out of bed on winter mornings
  • proposed Black Mafia Family wives reality TV show
  • the way Patron leaves me feeling
  • high fashion, where all her money goes
  • Tomorrow isn't promised

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Likes And Dislikes

  • thermals
  • cuddling
  • Polo Ralph Lauren Boots
  • lowered gas prices 
  • Ambi Black Soap with Shea Butter
  • Instagram
  • writings birthed from one's heart
  • writer Dream Hampton's body of work
  • Solange isn't trying to be Beyonce
  • 30 Years To Life, romance comedy starring Tracy Morgan, Erika Alexander

  • auto correct texts
  • drunk drivers
  • stepping out of the car into a puddle of water
  • we're all narcissists 
  • when someone I dislike, speaks to me
  • arriving to theater late, missing the beginning of film
  • many of Twitter's trending topics
  • ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky is an animal
  • Keyshia Cole's mom has a song called The Frankie Leg
  • J. Edgar, film based upon life and career of J. Edgar Hoover

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Likes And Dislikes

• I'd like an iPad2 for Christmas
• a poet's job is never done
• Tim Tebow-mania
• good hearted conversations
• a pretty adjective
• Up4Dsn's 7 Random Questions series
• actress Denise Boutte
• like seeing fake people interact, seeing who's the fakest
• Marsha Ambrosius
• X-Factor television show

• resisting urge to read entire novel in one setting
• seeing one woman DNA test 3 different men on Maury Povich
• watching my aunts argue over who makes best dressing on Turkey Day
• people who keep knocking and knocking and knocking
• people who keep calling and calling and calling
• seeing family member addicted to crack
• Thanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving without the one you love
• inability to appreciate Edgar Allen Poe's writings
• they had the audacity to boo Michelle Obama
• Fear Factor television show

Friday, October 28, 2011

Likes And Dislikes

• Judge Lynn Toler
• demanding journalism
• Game 6 of World Series was incredible
• two of my cultural influences follow me on Twitter: Sister Souljah & Rakim
• 1 John 3
• mexican food, as of late
• La La's reality show
• BloggerPlus phone app
• #occupywallstreet

• surprises
• mistakenly left writing tablet on plane
• inability to appreciate jazz music
• Colts might end up drafting Andrew Luck
• anyone who believes Jerry Springer Show is real
• people who wait til water runs dry
• no one told me Chaz Bono used to be a woman
• people who store leftovers in pots & pans
• no longer make songs like Boyz II Men's On Bended Knee
• #occupywallstreet