Thursday, January 29, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Together with Verizon, Fashion Blogger, Mimi G presents a sweepstakes opportunity on her site for a lucky someone to win an all-expense paid trip out to Los Angeles, CA to take in Harlem's Fashion Row from February 5-7, 2015; as well as win a few additional goodies.
Eligible participants must be at least 21 years old and reside in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio or Wisconsin.
Click HERE for the official post and rules on Mimi G's site. Sweepstakes closes on January 25th!!
Chris Brown's main lady in life, (Karrueche Tran), serves as the leading lady in his Asian-inspired video for the Kendrick Lamar-assisted "Autumn Leaves" from Brown's latest album, X.
I think this vid is so cute.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Jazmine Sullivan sat with a representative from GobalGrind.com and spoke on her hiatus, an unhealthy relationship she recently experienced, coming to the brink of drug use (and regaining her senses), as well as her new album "Reality Show".
"Reality Show" is a decent album. I am a huge fan of Jazmine's! Especially of her vocal prowess. She can sing ANYTHING and make a fan out of just about anyone. Seriously.
Click HERE to buy her latest album on iTunes.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
I haven't laughed as hard as my mind knows it should on this yet..
BLACKBERRY SENT A TWEET USING AN IPHONE.
As the company struggles to (maybe, with the grace of all the heavens) see a sliver of the popularity it once possessed in the early to mid-2000's, an individual responsible for tweeting on behalf of the company sent out a tweet that was created utilizing "Twitter for iPhone".
This doesn't bolster anyone's confidence in Blackberry. At all! I mean... not even the folks on Blackberry's payroll use the very products Blackberry is pushing. Ever met a McDonald's worker that don't eat McDonald's????! A sure indication that something ain't right. LOL
And of course, this embarrassment has since been removed from Blackberry's Twitter account. Too bad the proof of its existence lives on forever via screenshots.
|Photo Credit: AP|
On Wednesday morning a Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus transporting twelve prisoners and three Corrections officers in West Texas skidded off of an icy highway overpass and down an embankment; colliding with a moving freight train. The lives of eight prisoners and two corrections officers were lost. The five others were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries unknown.
From New York Post:
The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice Wednesday morning when the Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus left the roadway just west of Odessa, according to Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson.
Ciara's "I Bet" speaks on a past lover thinking "the grass is greener on the other side" and most likely wanting a girl back once she moves on.
This song is cute. But Ci Ci plays it extremely safe, vocally. A bit too safe, I think, on this song. But, I love (a dancing) Ciara as much as the next. Nice to know she's back and plans to release her next album 'Jackie' soon.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
I learned my lesson years ago and have since placed a Zagg screen protector on all new iPhones (and iPads) I get. For me, these screen protectors truly protect against scratches as well as impacts and cracks. I don't drop my phone ALL the time, but I've surely dropped phones enough to produce a busted screen or two, I believe; yet they all stay intact. I'd suggest a Zagg protector to anyone currently looking to protect their phone's screen... For the now.
..And for the future?..
Screen protection may become a concern of the past if Apple rolls out a new mechanism that they believe may help protect phones' screens from the ugly demise of a fall.
Here is the story from New York Post:
Hmm.. Wonder how much that'll cost us consumers, IF it's ever rolled out. I'm skeptical on how efficient this mechanism would actually be in protecting the screen from cracking. Even an iPhone that lands on its back is susceptible to screen cracks, right? Would the price of a feature that only has a fraction of a chance at working be worth it? For me, I think I'd rather stick to a $30-$40 screen protector that's already proven to work.
I suppose we'll see..
This is truly a "Some People don't learn" story:
A married couple in China are being referenced worldwide as a cautionary tale of what cheating can get you.
Fan Lung, 32, used his wife's cell phone to send a mistress an email. (Why??.. No one can understand his logic, I'm sure.) His 21 year old wife, Feng, discovered the email and proceeded to help rid him of his penis as he slept. Because that's the source of all males' evil, right? (Who knows?..I'm purely guessing at her logic.)
Fan was taken to a local hospital, where the doctors successfully reattached his member. And where Feng attacked for the second time, successfully removing Fan's penis once again and throwing it out of a window.
Fed up with his wife's antics for the night, Fan chased Feng outside and commenced to giving her a dragging and beating. Seriously. The two were fighting outside of the hospital. As you can in the picture above, Fan is naked and bloody. Penis missing (you can't see that, but we know the story). Dragging his penis-chopping wife all 'round.
Feng has been treated at the hospital following the fight and the penis is still at large. No pun intended. I'm curious as hell to know where a penis goes after being tossed out a window! And also: Why in the hell did Fan allow the Missus anywhere near him after that shit she pulled back at the house?!
|Photo found @ tracker.com|
A company named Lumoid makes it possible for those interested in tracking their fitness efforts, to try trackers before they buy.
For just $20, one can obtain a Wearables Box containing 5 brand new fitness trackers of their choice, (25 to choose from), to try out for a week. When the week is up, you'd return the trackers to Lumoid with the return label supplied by the company. If there is one (or more) that you would like to keep, you pay retail for the tracker(s).
This is such a convenient concept! Beats purchasing a tracker and returning; sometimes facing restocking fees. Or even worse, purchasing and keeping an item that you will never or barely use. Plus, you have the chance of testing 5 trackers all at once, side-by-side... Daily. Options is a beautiful thing. Always.
Here is a list of the 25 trackers that are available for rent at Lumoid.com:
This guy's "gait" and "posture" tipped off Hong Kong authorities as he tried to make his way to over to China. (Ya think???!) Ninety-four of the latest models of the iPhone strapped to his body: 5S, 6 and 6 Plus.
The coveted phones are said to cost less in Hong Kong than in China.
|Pic source: Kimberlyloc.com|
Anyways, that's a whole 'notha post for another time.
Look.. I don't even know how many "Where I Been" posts one blog can possibly have. (Seriously) Since I began this blog in 2010, I've gone MIA quite a few times. But this last mind trip has been the longest. Take a look at the posts.... MONTHS!
There's a post here and there since July 2014. Mostly posts that I very consciously willed myself to throw together and publish. You know, for the sake of being a "Blogger". And I think that's the thing, kind of... I don't know... The whole feeling of having to post daily and attempting to keep everything current. Came a time when that wasn't cool for me anymore. I used to be super pressed to throw a post together and publish it before it hit all the other, known gossip/urban sites. For instance, I check Huffington Post several times a day and follow TMZ on Twitter. As far as news coverage, all your crime stories and politics, etc., Huffington Post is usually the site that A LOT of the blogs get their information from. Believe me. I've seen straight copy-and-paste on many sites that don't even credit the ole Huff. And then, for the credible celebrity news, TMZ pretty much has that on lock. Again, most sites' source.
So, I'd get news from originating sites, such as those mentioned above, and work super fast on creating and publishing a post before some of the other blogs had a chance to post. And many times that I failed to post before them I'd either not post at all or post and have this nagging feeling that I am LATE and shouldn't have bothered with it.
...And then came my decision, (whether consciously or subconsciously, I can't tell which to be honest), to only post when I felt like getting around to it. No more rushing to regurgitate what is seen on every other blog net-wide. And essentially that turned into me cranking out an average of about 3 posts per month since July 2014.
Three posts per month for about 7 months. I used to publish that many posts by lunchtime everyday, prior to July. You know?..
And I didn't miss it. I still stayed abreast of all the news. I just went from gathering news and sharing to simply hoarding the news all for myself.
Plus, I don't get paid for this SHIT! <<And that, right there, trumps all else said before. Because, for a cute lil penny, I'd regurgitate stories all day long! Y'all know it's all about the motherfuckin' money!... Y'all know that!
(Does the big advertisers endorse swear words??)
Anyways, today is a day that I woke up feeling like doing something old and familiar. So, I'll be putting up a few posts today and we'll see where it goes from there.