Short, Sweet, Serious. Sincere.

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Short, Sweet, Serious. Sincere..

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Short, Sweet, Serious. Sincere.

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No, it’s not “S” day…although writing a blog with only words that start with the letter “S” is an interesting challenge. Another blog, another day. It’s also not about me, all though I am all four of those words. Again, another blog, another day..

This blog is about you. Yes, YOU. I’m still an infant blogger (only 2 weeks old) and I have honestly been blown away by your interest in what I have to say! I want to thank you so much for that. You have been so encouraging and supportive. And frankly, I did not expect it. There are a ba-zillion talented bloggers out there and before a started, I questioned whether their was room for any more. I needn’t have worried as the blogging world has welcomed me with open arms.

In the coming weeks, watch out for stories such as, “The Blood Curdling Scream From My Back Yard”, “Regurgitated Grits”, and “I should come with the warning, “I trip over flat surfaces”, just to name a few.

I would be honored if you would share my blog with the people you think would enjoy it. You truly inspire me to do more, to be more. And for that, I am truly grateful! Without you, I’m simply writing an online diary, party of one.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Short, Sweet, Serious. Sincere.

Now, get out there and enjoy your weekend!

Women spend 23,075 hours getting ready!

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How many times have you heard, “Hurry up! Aren’t you ready yet?” Throughout history, women have always taken longer than men to get ready. Men run around the shower three times, slap some deo. on and brush their teeth. DONE! Women, on the other hand, have much more to do.

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It’s not a typo, and it’s also a conservative estimate! Ladies, if we spend one hour per day getting ready over 65 years, we will spend 23,075 hours getting ready to live! Unbelievable right? It’s true. Stick with me: here’s the math/logic. Assume we live to age 75.  I did NOT factor in the first 10 years of our lives and I allowed for 10 days off per year. (Let’s face it, some days we don’t do shit to go anywhere.) Now here’s the conservative part. This calculation allows for 1 hour perday only. So 1 hour per day…

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Women spend 23,075 hours getting ready!

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How many times have you heard, “Hurry up! Aren’t you ready yet?” Throughout history, women have always taken longer than men to get ready. Men run around the shower three times, slap some deo. on and brush their teeth. DONE! Women, on the other hand, have much more to do.

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It’s not a typo, and it’s also a conservative estimate! Ladies, if we spend one hour per day getting ready over 65 years, we will spend 23,075 hours getting ready to live! Unbelievable right? It’s true. Stick with me: here’s the math/logic. Assume we live to age 75.  I did NOT factor in the first 10 years of our lives and I allowed for 10 days off per year. (Let’s face it, some days we don’t do shit to go anywhere.) Now here’s the conservative part. This calculation allows for 1 hour per day only. So 1 hour per day over 355 days over 65 years = 23,075 hours.

YIKES!

I didn’t even take into consideration, our salon visits, mani’s and pedi’s, or shopping for products we need to buy just to start to get ready.

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Let’s further breakdown the 23,075 hours we spend getting ready. It equates to:

961 days or 2.6 years

Why do we do it??? Simple. Because when we look good, we feel good. We dress to impress. After all, we never know who we might run in to, or even more so, we do know who we are going to run in to. Add that to what media beats into us. The fashion magazines, the gossip columns, beauty product companies, all geared towards making us think we need all of this stuff to look decent. Guys don’t need it. Why do we?

The truth is, we don’t. Sure, we need the stuff to keep us clean. But the rest we could do without. I don’t know about you, but I do not want to spend nearly 3 years of my life getting ready to live. I just want to live. I recommend we all take a hard look at our beauty regime. We aren’t going to cut out everything. We like being pretty. But we can skip a few things here and there (think ponytail rather than styled hair or no eye shadow, only eye liner and mascara). Besides, under all of that mess, you are at your most perfect, your most beautiful, genuine YOU. So ladies, sometimes, just wear your natural glow and get out there and LIVE!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Episode 13 – It got REAL…Scary that is!

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Let me start by saying that I LOVE Reality TV. I’m a huge Bravo fan. I enjoy seeing “how the other half-lives” and my heart smiles a little bit knowing that it’s not all champagne and roses, even for the elite. As viewers, we get a small peek, heavily edited look into reality star’s lives. And, if nothing else, it’s mindless entertainment that takes us away from our own problems for a while.

BUT…The Real Housewives of Atlanta (hereafter known as RHOA) went straight from drama to off the rictor scale violence tonight. And get this, it wasn’t the housewives, it was their husbands! I watched the show with my twitter friends at #RHOA and we were all completely shocked at what went down. In a nutshell, all of the housewives and their spouses/partners gathered together for a “pillow talk” party. What could possibly go wrong?

Phaedra Parks husband, Apollo went wrong. WAY wrong.

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As usual when this group is together, accusations, allegations and “throwing shade” commenced. Whatever. The situation quickly escalated and Apollo Nida proceeded in beating the sh*t out of a newbie in the group. Pure pandemonium ensued. Producer’s everywhere trying to calm the situation. They succeeded, briefly. People were sectioned off in different rooms in Nene’s home. Apollo seemed still enraged though and sure enough, he took his shirt off and headed for the poor guy again. It seriously was “Jerry Springer” on crack.

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While we only saw this last evening, it was actually filmed in September 2013. Fast forward to last week and Apollo has been arrested, not for abuse, but for bank fraud and identity theft. I guess we now know where he got “five thousand dollars” to spend in the strip club. This is not his first major arrest. This man has already spent 5 years in prison for racketeering. Not exactly father/husband material which leads me to the whole point of this blog:

Why is Mrs. Phaedra Parks still married to this man and allowing him to live in the home with two very young children. On RHOA after the first brawl, she stated, “Apollo has a temper, but he can usually control it”. Usually? This jobless man and convicted felon who can usually control his temper resides in the same home as two babies. One can only imagine what happens behind closed doors on the occasions when usually runs out…

On the RHOA, Mrs. Parks is portrayed as a very strong southern belle. She is a proud woman and seemingly completely in control. It seems reality and reality are very different for Phaedra.

Mrs. Phaedra, I sincerely hope this blog comes to your attention. The writing is on the wall. In the south, we do stand by our men. But when our children are in danger, that’s a deal breaker. Done.

My heart and prayers go out to the beautiful Phaedra Parks and her children. I sincerely hope and pray she gathers the strength to leave. She has far too much going for her to allow this man to drag her down.There is no need to “keep up appearances”. The cat is out of the bag.

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