Welp. Where do I begin? I’m not the biggest Tyler Perry fan. His body of work is a little suspect to me. His movies that are not so Meet-The-Browns-ish are the ones I can stomach but anything else I avoid like the plague.
His latest installment, “The Marriage Counselor”, has landed reality “star” Kim Kardashian a role. Kardashian will play Ava, a friend and coworker of the titular counselor (played by Jurnee Smollett of “The Defenders”, “Eve’s Bayou” and “Friday Night Lights”), whose marriage takes a turn when she gets bored dispensing good advice and decides to sleep with a suave client, according to Deadline. But not to worry, Ava is there to give the counselor a big-city makeover when her life is in the dumps.
The one thing about Tyler’s movies that I like is most of his casting. Getting someone like Jurnee Smollett, who’s been around for ages but never really getting the respect she deserves, is good for movies. But I’m not feeling Kim Kardashian in ANY movie. Just because she’s a hot commodity doesn’t mean it’s good for EVERYTHING. I guess I’ll be waiting for the DVD *shrugs*
Maybe I’m out the loop. I tend to think I try to stay on top of things that are IMPORTANT or recognize things that should be RECOGNIZED. I”m constantly hearing about young kids creating iTunes apps, or the high school kid who ILLEGALLY broke into a iPhone and made it usable on a T-Mobile network, or the MIT student who hacked into federal officials emails. So I was shocked and thoroughly excited to hear that two Spelman College students recently won a mobile app competition last October. Shocked because I didn’t even hear a buzz about it last year and I LIVE in Atlanta and excited because of the obvious.
Jazmine Miller and Jonecia Keels, creators of the “HBCU Buddy App” are the 2010 winners of the AT&T Wireless Big Mobile on Campus Challenge beating out last year’s winners from Harvard. Students across the nation enter this competition for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship, a mobile device of their choice and to present their app at the EduCause Annual Conference in California.
From Blackweb2.0: HBCU Buddy is an iPhone app created to educate and inform users, including both prospective and current college students, about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the United States. It is a fully fledged mobile service application that provides detailed information about each and every HBCU in the nation and integrates all facets of college life. Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions stated that “HBCU Buddy is an outstanding mobile application, embodying everything this contest is about: providing a platform for higher education students to develop their innovative ideas into practical and useful e-learning mobile applications.
Congratulations Jazmine Miller and Jonecia Keels of Spelman College in Atlanta!
We’re one week in to the new year and most people have probably already gone astray from their new year resolutions. I typically do not make new year resolutions. It has always seem like an inevitable epic fail because there’s just too much pressure that comes with making these resolutions – You’re amped because the new year is coming around so you have these amped up resolutions with unattainable goals. Like who can really lose 60 pounds by February 1st if you’re not a contestant on The Biggest Loser?
So I spent the first week of the new year writing out a list of goals that I want, excuse me, WILL reach this year. One of the goals I already messed up on, “If I commit to something, stick with it”. 2 days ago I announced to the World Wide Web that I would blog everyday and I already missed two days. SMH. As my list began to grow, I realized that besides a few personal things such as financial planning, fitness and health, the majority of my goals were things we as a society should work on collectively. Hopefully some of my goals are in the heart of many others.
Becoming more financially literate – start a financial planning program, SAVE more, KNOW MY TAXES, and reduce debt by 30%. The reason I chose reducing debt only by 30% is because I have to be realistic. I have zero credit card debt, but I do have student loan debt. Making a goal that says “pay off all debt” is unrealistic and is a set up for failure. I have student loans from Massachusetts colleges. You do the math. 🙂
Invest more time in volunteering and community service. It’s our responsibility to give back, period.
MENTOR. Children are the most valuable asset to society. If we do not invest in them, who will lead in the future?
Get my bikini body back. I will lose 25lbs by the spring.
Begin a fitness routine that includes daily physical activity that promotes a healthier lifestyle. Even after I lose the 25lbs, I should still do things to promote a healthier lifestyle. I secretly want Serena Williams body but that will take more than losing 25lbs lol. Baby steps people.. baby steps.
Less eating out and more cooking.
Recycle and do more to “Go Green”. Keep on thinking what we do doesn’t affect the planet. We have a place to call home and we treat it like a commode.
Practice the art of forgiving. If you ask my closest girls, they’ll tell you out of all their friends, I’m the least to hold on to grudges, I move past issues way faster than most and it takes nothing for me to forgive. I thought I had this forgiving thing down to a science but if I’m unable to get past this one issue with someone, have I really forgiven?
Read a book a month.
Finish reading the dictionary.
Be more proactive in my business. Put in the time and dedication needed to be successful. Get 5 new clients this year.
Build new long-lasting friendships and strengthen old ones. Visit my girls more.
Work on relationships with family members.
HAVE MORE FUN
Play it forward/random acts of kindness – Do something nice for a stranger “just because”. We never know what the next person is going through. A random act of kindness can change their life just. like. that.
And to always ALWAYS educate myself. There’s power in knowledge.
As a self-proclaimed iPhone hater turned iPhone lover, the hate didn’t just stop there. iHated on the iPad as well then turned into an iPad owner. The jury is in: I’m not iN love with the iPad. As a matter of fact, I may still be an iHater. My position still stands that this iPad is an oversized iPhone that can’t make any calls. Of course the apps are like crack and the high-resolution screen is filled with all the pretty little colors in the world, but at the end of the day it’s an oversized walkman. You’re not going to carry this thing down the street listening to the iPod part of it. You will not jog with it attached to a band around your arm. It really serves no purpose other than keeping Steve and them in our pockets. The one and only benefit of having this oversized iPhone that doesn’t make calls, is its ability to replace your heavy ass laptop during travel. IF you can do without your laptop. You can sync your iPad with a wireless keyboard and you can add iLife or Microsoft Office ’11 for all your business needs. Other than that, it’s still a snoozefest. Maybe because I have the iPod Touch, iPhone 4 and the new MacBook Pro. *shrugs*
I remember entering the “Dub Dime” like it was yesterday. “Dub Dime”, for all my non urbanites, is 2010. But it flew by us like a purse snatcher at night with his fingers clinched to my bag. At some points of the year, it didn’t fly by fast enough. There were moments I wanted to crawl under a rock and wait for it to be over, like anytime Sarah Palin spoke. There were also moments where I didn’t want it to end. So here are some of 6FootBombshell’s memorable moments of 2010.
We started 2010 with the death of Teddy Pendergrass on January 13th. Oh how I wish I was around in the 70’s to see that man perform on stage. SMH.! But then it was followed up with more great losses like Lena Horne, Dorothy Height, Manute Bol, Guru, Tony Curtis and more.
There were a few foolish people who talked about a “post racial” America because a black man was elected President. Then there was the state of Arizona who made sure to remind us, well them, how foolish they were to think such a thing in THIS country. Remember the SB 1070? That was the law that was passed that told all immigrants they better not get caught walking down the street without their papers because if they “look” like an illegal immigrant, the police can stop them for any reason. What the hell does an illegal immigrant look like?? What a FAIL.
Speaking of my man O, 2010 was a big year for him. Although most of his naysayers will say that he hasn’t done anything, I seem to remember health care reform being taken care of, a repeal in that stupid ass “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” law that Clinton put into place AND the passing of the Fair Sentencing Act which addresses why someone caught with just 5 grams of crack cocaine gets the SAME felony sentence as someone holding 500 grams of powder cocaine. Go Obama!
33 men trapped in a collapsed mine in Chile for over 2 months. All survived and rescued. Sounds like the making of a movie, huh? Well don’t forget about the part where the mistress of one of the miners shows up to the rescue as the wife sits at home. LOL.
Toy Story 3 is the biggest block buster movie of 2010. It must have been a slow year for movies. *shrugs*
Bishop Eddie LooonnnngggStroke, the leader of mega church New Birth, in Atlanta, was accused of sexual coercion by 4 young male members of his congregation. He wined them, dined them, showed them the finer things in life. He bought them cars. Took them around the world. The irony of this foolery is Bishop Long has vehemently bashed gays publicly. Now he’s bashing gays literally. Ok, ok, ok low blow…literally. Ok, ok, ok that wasn’t nice either. The jury is still out regarding his innocence or guilt so I’ll try to remain as unbiased as possible but if it quacks like a duck, then damn it it’s a duck.
The rise of the Teabaggers was pure comedy. Because of this Tea Party, we most likely will see that fool Sarah Palin, run for president in 2012. FAIL.
This is more of a personal High, but Jay-Z’s world tour was the ish. ESPECIALLY since he performed on my birthday in Atlanta! ALL BLACK EVERYTHING!
Lebron James going to Miami had a little bit of highs and lows. The lows were the media coverage of “The Decision” like they were reporting the coming of the lord and the reaction by some of the idiot residents of Cleveland and beyond. Another low was the comments made by certain conglomerates of the franchise. You would have thought Lebron James was an escaped slave. What was funny was that an almost nameless Chris Bosh instantly became a household name and Miami Heat has barely made a fizzle this season. Me and my Celtics are not worried about them. *Yawn*
And speaking of sports, Michael Vick. His comeback this year is WONDERFUL. He’s looking real good in that Eagles uniform. Green is your color boo! Go Vick!
Terry Jones and his “National Burn a Qur’an Day” has got to be the low of lows. His tribute to 9/11 was to bring people together and burn a holy book because Islam is a “religion of evil”. Uuummmmm last time I checked, historically more people have died worldwide behind CHRISTIANITY than any religion. Do us all a favor and KILL YOURSELF!
Since we’re on 9/11, the controversy about a Mosque being built on ground zero was pure foolery. But wait, it’s actually not a Mosque and it’s actually not on ground zero but it’s a Community Center that’s location is 3 blocks away from Ground Zero. Get a grip!
“Hide your mother, hide your wife, hide your kids! Even hide your husbands cuz they raping everybody out here!” How can we not forget those infamous words from the infamous Antoine Dodson? To most, he is a 2010 low but I disagree. Here we have a young man protecting the women in his family. Yeah, yeah, yeah, he could have taken off the “doo-rag” but at the end of the day he stood up to some pathetic prick ravishing through his community when most of you scared negroes are running and hiding. I support this Antoine Dodson message!
There were so many things that stood out in my head like Mel Gibson beating up his girlfriend; Oprah’s last season; Montanna Fishburne, daughter of Laurence Fishburne, sex tape; Bristol Palin on Dancing With The Stars; Shirley Sherrod being fired; Black Farmers being paid for racial discrimination; Brett Favre; a Post Office being named in honor of Civil Rights giant Dorothy Height; Lindsay Lohan; Iraq; Apple; Bernie Madoff’s son committing suicide; the ‘birther’ movement and that god awful Sarah Palin. But I’m done looking at the past. Time to move on to the future.