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No lie - I had no idea this was you. I literally was on the homepage, scrolling down, saw your photo and was like - "Huh, she's pretty. A new hair model." You look fab :)

1 year, 9 months ago on Curly Twist-Out How-To

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I've always wondered about this!

1 year, 10 months ago on So What's It Like To Be Black, A Woman, And Gasp!!! Married To The Mob

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 @Steven27  Thanks, I'll check it out!

1 year, 10 months ago on "Scandal" Spoilers, Updates and Commentary...HERE!

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Christelyn, I spazzed out when I read someone shot Fitz! WHAA!!!!

1 year, 10 months ago on "Scandal" Spoilers, Updates and Commentary...HERE!

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I'm just gonna take a small peek at the comments.... Oh là

1 year, 10 months ago on "Scandal" Spoilers, Updates and Commentary...HERE!

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OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I can't read, I can't read!! Oh là, oh là, oh là là! I want to, but I don't want to read this thread. I can't watch it :'( I've only seen the first two episodes of this season. And it sucks because the website I used stopped working. I remember I watched the whole of season 1 online earlier this year, in like a 12 hour sitting. I called my sibling even with the time difference. 

 

I love this show!! Damnit I wanna watch! :'(  :'( :'(

1 year, 10 months ago on "Scandal" Spoilers, Updates and Commentary...HERE!

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 @thecrazyartist  @Brenda55  @tracyreneejones "anywho I hope Gabriels face is OK."

 

LMAO!!! I concur, I concur :D :P

1 year, 11 months ago on Halle Berry's Ex Goes HAM on Turkey Day; Olivier Martinez Kicks His Ass, Makes Citizen's Arrest

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 @DeepWater  "I means dayum, handle your business"

LOL - I immediately thought of that Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episiode where Will is teaching Ashely to be more agressive. Classic

1 year, 11 months ago on Halle Berry's Ex Goes HAM on Turkey Day; Olivier Martinez Kicks His Ass, Makes Citizen's Arrest

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<3 the soundtrack! Love it!

1 year, 11 months ago on Ukraine Swirl on the Big Screen!

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Oh my gosh....I'm definitely seeing this! Finally finished the trailer.... damn my super slow internet. It looks oh so beautiul. I simply cannot wait! 

1 year, 11 months ago on Ukraine Swirl on the Big Screen!

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Oh, wow. I'm so shocked! The film looks really good. If it's shown in Paris, I will gladly part with my non-existent euros! Go Naija - yay Omoni!

1 year, 11 months ago on Ukraine Swirl on the Big Screen!

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Awww..... EarthJeff, J'adore vos articles! I sincerely hope everything goes well between you and Bee, and the kids as well! :-)

1 year, 12 months ago on EarthJeff's "Swirling on Planet Earth Part III": The Kids

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 @ChristieRJohnson " For some, engaging in the world is as natural a breathing; for others, it's suffocating."

 

I SO completely understand this! It totally describes me to a T. Thanks for your post. Even though I do feel extremely anxious, I'm working on getting out of my comfort zone. I've never been one for small talk with large groups of people so that adds to my anxiousness.  I'm clearly an introvert, and it's like I don't need so much social stimuli. Once I've had my fill, I've checked out.

2 years ago on Travel Abroad and Leave the How-to-Catch-a-Man Books Behind!

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"Whether men are approaching you or not, believe that there is a man who is memorized by you..."

 

Love this and your article :D. Fav'd ☑

2 years ago on Travel Abroad and Leave the How-to-Catch-a-Man Books Behind!

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 @DeepWater I saw Daniel Dae Kim on "Lost." That man is so sexy! So dreamy, lol

2 years ago on Are Black Women and Asian Men Finally Getting Together?

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 Thanks for sharing :) Some of these links are quite interesting.

2 years ago on Are Black Women and Asian Men Finally Getting Together?

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Does anyone have a Brita pitcher? I just bought one and I can't tell if I'm doing something wrong or if it's defective. I have the Brita Marella. My problem is with the cartouche --- the Maxtra white filter that you place inside the entonnoir (the jug that goes inside the pitcher). The instructions say I'm supposed to hear a "click"  but I'm not hearing anything, and I'm really pushing it inside. It doesn't move when I push it in, but I think the water is draining too fast for it to actually be filtered.

 

If someone can help, thanks!

2 years ago on Fresh, Fresher Thread: BB&W Off-Topic Thread

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 @KingsDaughter I was wondering the same thing! For awhile I thought my page wasn't load well. I *think* it has to do with the fact that the site is growing, advertising (as mentioned previously), etc. Luckily I bookmarked the two that I reguarly check :)

2 years ago on Fresh, Fresher Thread: BB&W Off-Topic Thread

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 @Christelyn   :'( I'll be back in school by then. I'll be there in spirit.

2 years ago on LMU Book Signing Full of Young, Black Women and Fathers Concerned for Their Daughters

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Chef Bob, Chef Bob, Chef Bob --- You've done it AGAIN! This looks SO delish!!!!

2 years ago on Chef Bob's Osso Bucco

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I loved reading this. Making an impact one city at a time. I hope you go to Chicago one day. I'd love to go to one of these events.

2 years ago on LMU Book Signing Full of Young, Black Women and Fathers Concerned for Their Daughters

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 @WendyLBarber No, I haven't but I'll check it out. You make it sound like a horror/thriller film --- those are my fav!!

2 years ago on NYT Critic Takes a Shot At Black Female-White Male Relationships: "They're Weird"

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AAAAAWWWWWWWW! Great way to cap off my night.

 

Love the last ligne of his poem ---- 

"Because the only time you fail in life is when you truly don’t even try"

 

2 years ago on Rainbeau Spots a Girl Who's Never Swirled, Too Shy To Speak Up But...

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Oh my gosh!!! It's JOHN LOCKE!!! Totally had a fan girl moment and spazzed out. Just finished the series "Lost," and there was something about that man that just did it for me.

 

Now to read the article.

 

 

2 years ago on NYT Critic Takes a Shot At Black Female-White Male Relationships: "They're Weird"

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You're daughter is so beautiful. I was just like, "Dang!" She looks so happy and so comfortable with who she is. 

 

I can't believe she's 14! Beat'em down, beat'em down :)

2 years ago on Photos of the Day: Maxi Me Goes to Homecoming!

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I'm glad I decided to click on this post and her website. I love, love, love her artwork. If I was able to, I would definitely check out her exhibit.

2 years ago on Will You Be in New York to See the Work of Njideka Akunyili?

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Oh wow =D This is so heartfelt, it gave me glowing feeling inside my tummy. 

2 years, 1 month ago on An Open Letter To My Hunny on Our First Anniversary

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Ma'am --- YOU ARE STUNNING! Like, really?!?!?!

You went from a place of darkness to this bright light that shines through in your photos. I only hope that I can reach a place similar to that in time.

 

I wish I could listen to the audio. If only my wifi wasn't so damn slow.

2 years, 1 month ago on BB&W Exclusive: Sexy at Sixty, Author Wendy Ida Talks About Her Escape from Blackistan and More!

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 @Shulamit  Thanks so much! Yup, I'm much more like the Williams sister. I've actually been complimented on wearing lots of red. I've been told it makes my skin pop These are helpful ideas on adding and lixing colours in ones wardrobe.

2 years, 1 month ago on How to Dress For Your Skin Tones-- Red, Teal, and Plum

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I'm still slightly confused about finding and knowing your skin tone. Is it the patches of skin that haven't been kissed by he sun? Around my eye area it's definitely yellow/gold though my overall skin tone is probably similar to dark chocolate. 

 

Can someone provide a link to the previous article discussing this? Please and Thanks! :)

2 years, 1 month ago on How to Dress For Your Skin Tones-- Red, Teal, and Plum

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The excerpt from the front page, drew me in. Seems like an interesting read.

2 years, 1 month ago on Weekend Read: The Loom

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 @Pearl Rose I drink plenty of water. I need to get started on cooking for myself, making healthier yet filling meals. I'm starting swimming as my new fitness activity. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Healthy Cook: Thai Sole and Vegetables

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 @Brenda55 Is that boneless Tilapia? Love the taste, bu I've always hated how boney the fish is.

2 years, 1 month ago on Healthy Cook: Thai Sole and Vegetables

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You're hair looks gorgeous in that bun! When I see photos like yours, it makes me wanna have hair again.That's one style I never did when I had hair.

 

Now I'm practically bald --- again, :) Bald head, well groomed eyebrows = jackpot lol 

2 years, 1 month ago on My Little Moisturizing and Sealing Technique Using Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil

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Is the photo a picture of the dish? If so, it looks so delish and it's a healthy alternative to the normally greasy and fried!!! Chef Bob you're making my tummy rumble wih all your foodie postings :-)

 

Great suggestion @Pearl Rose 

2 years, 1 month ago on Healthy Cook: Thai Sole and Vegetables

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Heels!!! I will conquer you bad girls! Just started feeling moderately confortable in 2in heeled wedges. Slow and steady.

2 years, 1 month ago on Single Girl Dating Fashion Must Haves

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That was a good, thought provoking song.

2 years, 1 month ago on Full-on Blackistanis: Look What Happens to Black Men Who Stand Up for Black Women

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I think the amusement park idea is fantastic, throw that in with a visit to a haunted house and I'm so game! Hopefully he is as well. These are some terrific ideas for a first date. I've always thought that doing something unordinary for a first date is a great way to get a glimpse of the type of man / human being the person is.

2 years, 1 month ago on Come Hither: First Date Suggestions For Awesome People...

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I really love your articles. They're very eye opening for a young woman such as myself . I'm in such a suffocating box when it comes to sex and my sexuality. It's sort of been drilled into me to "be good." Everytime I speak to a relative - it's basically "be a good girl." I'm nearly 22! And I held fast to that notion. How long must I be a so called "good girl?" I'm willingly, slowly, discovering my body and creeping bit by bit out of the box. 

 

Sex, in the culture of my family, is never discussed. Possibly the same as in the American culture...though I grew up straddling both.

 

I find the whole topic of sex and sexuality to be so fascinating and I'm inherently glad that it can be discussed in this forum - straight, no chaser. 

 

Maybe it's TMI, but the weird thing is I used to touch myselff all the time when I was younger! As I grew up, that's when I started to feel so ashamed and guilty about touching myself. -- and mentally beat myself up about it. As if it's wrong... 

 

Now I've made the conscious decision to work through it and break it down one by one. If I don't know, am not familiar with my body, know what I like and don't like, -- how can I expect to truly enjoy having sex with someone who knows the ins and outs of theirs while I'm left clueless and helpless about my own?!

 

**closing my eyes and 2 deep breaths**

 

Needed to get that out 

 

2 years, 2 months ago on The Secret Sex Lives of Teenagers: Of Hidden Pearls and the Smell of Sweet Roses

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Not gonna lie --- I seriously was thinking of the Arrested Development t.v. series. Like, why would they release new soundtrack music for the show and why is it posted??? o.O 

 

But now I see!

2 years, 2 months ago on New Music: Arrested Development Drops New Album--FREE DOWNLOAD!

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This is SOLID! Can I say love it? The things a young woman like myself needs to know. Some beneficial changes are in order...

 

And.... ---- bookmarked ☑

 

2 years, 2 months ago on Come Hither: A Lesson in Being a Man Magnet

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 @wanderingdreamer The land of vin, fromage, et baguettes ;)

2 years, 2 months ago on A New Adventure Tanisha Packs Up and Moves to Daejeonshi, South Korea

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*joining the chorus* ♫ Happy Birthday♫ (Stevie Wonder voice)

2 years, 2 months ago on Happy Birthday, Brenda55!

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