Friday, August 28, 2009

I had to have them

In my celebration of "forward thinking," I bought myself this pair of shoes! Luvin' them!!! Aldo is quickly becoming my new best shoe friend. Their shoes make me smile. ~E

Oh How I Luv Quizzes...

So, I'm on of my fav new blogs and I found this questionnaire. Everyone knows I love these things.

  1. What is your salad dressing of choice? Low fat ranch but I luv trying new dressings
  2. What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it? green apples and peanut butter
  3. What are your pizza toppings of choice? Chicken and cheese
  4. Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right
  5. Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Wisdom teeth
  6. What is the last heavy item you lifted? My books for class
  7. Have you ever been knocked unconscious? No, thank God!
  8. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? No!
  9. If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Aubrey
  10. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? Ummm, No.
  11. Last run-in with a cop? Last week when I interviewed the police chief.
  12. Last person you talked to? My mom
  13. Last person you hugged? Ms. Smith a teacher with my volunteer program
  14. Favorite Season? Spring = sandals and skinny jeans!
  15. Holiday? Thanksgiving. Good food followed by great shopping!
  16. Day of the week? Thursday
  17. Month? January, a month of new beginnings. Plus, it's my bday month!
  18. First place you went this morning? I haven't left the house today. Too much work to do!
  19. Do you smile often? All the time.
  20. Do you always answer your phone? I hardly ever answer the phone.
  21. It's four in the morning and you get a text message who is it? Work
  22. What flavor drink do you get at Sonic? Ewww. Sonic.
  23. What's on your wish list for your birthday? Nothing yet.
  24. Can you do push ups? Yes. 5 man push ups and 5 girl ones. lol.
  25. Can you do a chin up? I haven't tried since the 4th grade. But probably not.
  26. Does the future make you more nervous or excited? A little bit of both
  27. Ever been in a car wreck? Yes. This lady totaled my new car at 15. I was pissed!
  28. Do you have an accent? My southern drawl comes out when I'm w/family and friends
  29. What is the last song to make you cry? Music doesn't make me cry.
  30. Plans tonight? Gotta finish writing this treatment for a PSA.
  31. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? NEVER. I'm so thankful too. God is good.
  32. Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Nothing
  33. Current worry? My next and final move in TV. I prayed for choices..and I have them
  34. Hate right now? No Hates
  35. Met someone who changed your life? All the time. That's how you grow as a person
  36. How did you bring in the New Year? At the Fritz Estate with friends. A GREAT party!
  37. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Watching TV
  38. What was the first thing you thought when you woke up? It's 9a.m.?!? Wow. It was 7 like 5 min ago

Monday, August 24, 2009

I Luv These Jeans

GAP 1969 Premium Jeans
These are $70 jeans that feel like $200 jeans.
You gotta pick up a pair!

Who's that girl?

Hey bloggers...I'm back.

So with all the side pieces and models...reality shows and publists, a lot of new faces are popping up in Hollywood. My favorite at the moment is Amber Rose.

This girl is FAB-u-lous.

I Wikipedia'd her, and here's what I found....

Amber Rose (born October 21, 1982) is an American model and former exotic dancer, best known for her relationship with musician Kanye West. She has appeared in several music videos, including the Ludacris video for his single "What Them Girls Like" and Young Jeezy's video for "Vacation". Rose was also the subject of a semi-nude photo spread for Smooth magazine, and has been a guest on Sirius Radio's "Shade 45’s Lip Service", where she was interviewed about her sexual orientation, sexual history, and hygiene by Q Da Kid.[1] In 2009, Rose posed nude for a Louis Vuitton print advertisement featuring Kanye West's new line of sneakers.[2]
Amber Rose is the daughter of an
Italian-American father and Cape Verdian mother. Rose is known for her distinctive appearance, specifically her buzz cut hairstyle, which she bleaches blonde. Rose claims that her head is the only area of her body where she does not completely remove hair. Rose is open about her bisexuality and says she enjoys relationships with both men and women, although not simultaneously.[1]

First of all I am shocked that she is younger than me! But she's still fab none-the-less.

The blogosphere beats her up for being a video chick. They also claim she's a gold digger. But you can't hate the girl, she's fabulous and she wants to be with someone fabulous. Can you blame her? Sure, Kanye is not my favorite person in the world but he is good at what he does.

Amber is stylish and she has a body most women would kill for (my shotgun is ready). Her cute blonde buzz cut and style choices make her the one to watch.

Definitely worth the "girl-crush" as the teenagers say.

Who's that girl? She's Amber Rose
Photo courtesy: YBF

Hurricane Katrina: 4 Years Later

So I felt the need to share a progress report on Hurricane Katrina.

It's been four years since the storm caused so much devastation on the Gulf Coast. The eye of Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, killing hundreds, destroying thousands of homes and businesses and changing lives forever.

The aftermath of Katrina broke through the levees in Louisiana, leaving the Crescent City under water.

Since the storm, thousands upon thousands of volunteers have helped rebuild the cities. However as the four-year anniversary approaches, many people don't realize there is still so much destruction.

Redevelopment will take some. The central areas of the cities look fine, but if you journey on the outskirts, it's hard to miss some of the destruction. There are still people who haven't returned to their storm battered homes. There are still many businesses that will never return. Believe it or not, there are still FEMA and MEMA cottages sitting atop vacant land. This is especially dangerous since the coast is at the height of hurricane season.

City governments battle over whether or not to build "affordable" housing. In the meantime, so many people are left without a place to live.

Of course Louisiana and Mississippi's affluent were rebuilding within months of the storm. You can't miss the four story homes, boats and fancy design that sit along the beachfront. Those storm survivors are fine. However, it's the everyday citizen who still struggles four years later.

Hotel and nightlife helped New Orleans rebuild, while the casino industry is keeping Biloxi and Gulfport afloat. The unemployment rate in both South Mississippi and New Orleans is lower than the national average.

In New Orleans, events like The Essence and Jazz Festivals are back to pre-Katrina levels. The revenue generated is obvious when you travel through the heart of the city.

In Mississippi, all but one of the casinos are back up and running. Plans are in the works to build a seafood museum, a welcome center and revamp parks and other city property.

But what about living?

I understand that you must attract visitors but more people seem to be fascinated at the remaining destruction rather than museums and parks. Leaders should focus on attracting residents NOT visitors. Who would want to live in an area where there is still so much destruction and crime. If people have no place to live or work they will do whatever it takes to feed their families.

That's the real problem Mr. Gulf Coast.

I'm sure that people are thankful for the continuous support from the rest of the nation. But come on, take some accountability! It's not all about nightlife and restaurants. There has to be a balance between live, work and play. Otherwise, I'm afraid your 20 year projection plan will take 40 years. That is..if Mother Nature remains as kind as she has been over the last few years. kind.


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