15. Your zodiac/horoscope and if you think if fits your personality
Strengths: loyal; passionate; resourceful; observant; magnetic; powerful; determined; dynamic
Weaknesses: are on a need-to-know basis
It was quite intriguing to read the character traits and descriptions for Scorpio. I must admit that they are surprisingly accurate. I’m not one to read my horoscope everyday, but reading these descriptions were amusingly insightful.
If you would like to learn about your sign, click here.
June 21 marked the first day of summer. Bold colors, flowing material, lace accents, and vintage galore are the main trends I’m following for this season. I collected some images of a few outfits and accessories that I will be adding to my wardrobe…or something similar to them.
From Essence Magazine, this summer collection emphasizes the “spice” flavor. A very happy and breezy feel, these outfits are pretty easy to find and great to accessorize with. To avoid clogging your closet with multiple pieces that only work for one occasion, look for patterned dresses, skirts, rompers, etc that have different colors. Then you can mix-n-match with different jewelry, belts, bags, and shoes.
From ShopRuche.com, the vintage look is in for this summer. Pastel colors and sophisticated accents are key with this look. Simplicity is also important. Patterned top with solid bottom or vice-versa. Light blazers, retro vests, slim belts, and A-line skirts can be used as the main focus for the outfit. The mix-n-match technique can also work with patterns and colors.
Essence Magazine again.
Mix-n-match with colors, elegance, sophistication, and spice. I am on the hunt for maxi dresses and A-line skirts; along with lace tops and a nice pair of sandals. If I come up with anything memorable, I will post soon. Enjoy the summertime.
14. What you wore today
Has it really been two years? It feels like it was only yesterday when my sister showed me a text message stating Michael Jackson was dead and all the radio stations were playing his music. It feels like it was only a few hours ago when I was staring at CNN watching people gather at the hospital along with a repetitive reel of Michael’s life. It feels like it was only a few minutes ago, as my anger and sorrow grew, that reality struck: my only opportunity to experience my icon’s live performance disappeared.
Today marks the 2 year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing. It is a day for Michael Jackson memories, music, dance, and love. I love you more Michael!
13. Your opinion about your body and how comfortable you are with it.
Girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes
Girls have the right to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm
Girls have the right to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success
Girls have the right to accept and appreciate their bodies
Girls have the right to have confidence in themselves and to be safe in the world
Girls have the right to prepare for interesting work and economic independence
12. Five guys whom you find attractive.
To make this list one must have a sense of humor, intelligence, adventure, rhythm, fun, and class. These marvelous men exhibit these qualities on and off camera…for the most part.
(L-R: Mark Strong; Jesse Williams; Hugh Jackman; Will Smith; Clive Owen; Gene Kelly; Boris Kidjo; Lance Gross; Leonardo Dicaprio; Michael Jackson; Gregory Peck)
11. Your Family
My family is big, unique, dysfunctional, funny, generous, misunderstood, and wonderful. My family is my universe and I love them all.
10. Put your music player on shuffle and write the first ten songs that play.
My Petition by Jill Scott
Sexy by Mfsb
One Day Deep by Praful
Neon Valley Street by Janelle Monáe
Ye Wena Sani by Zamajobe
This Time Around by Michael Jackson
Here We Go Again by Glenn Miller
Tatchèdogbè by Angélique Kidjo
Proper Nice by Joss Stone
Mauvais Song by Khalèd
Internet radio – a convenient device we can use while we are on the computer when we don’t feel like listening to our own music player. Pandora.com was the main site I would go to for some music indulgence. I have discovered multiple artists, mainly in the jazz category, thanks to Pandora’s exposure. However, I have grown annoyed with all the commercials, time limitations, and random playing that occurs on this site.
A few months ago I added another site to my internet radio list, ThisIsRealMusic.com. There are two parts to this site. First, artists and disk jockeys can upload their work or remixes for exposure and allow listeners to download them for free. Second, the FCK radio is divided into different genres and plays “underground” music in the corresponding category. I really like the Soul radio, which has uptempo, jazz, and retro soul. Some of the songs become repetitive, but I think they have a pretty cool mix. Hopefully they keep it up and continue to expand.
Do you have any other recommendations for internet radio sites? I have been looking for an international mix with not much luck.
9. How important you think education is
Knowledge is power. Education will always open doors (even though the current job market is depressing). The name of the institution or the length of a resume should not be the main focus. It is what you take out of it that matters.