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@Kaiju_Bleu @WendyH I went on to IMDB and saw that the movie is currently filming and will be released in 2016.

1 week ago on Man Candy Monday: Farewell True Blood Edition

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They are all beautiful!!!!!  I'm really going to miss this show.


I didn't know that Alexander would be playing Tarzan.  I can't wait to see that!

1 week, 1 day ago on Man Candy Monday: Farewell True Blood Edition

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Kinky Curly Knot Today and seal with olive oil.

1 week, 1 day ago on Two Non-Bandwagon Products I’m Using to Keep My Locks Moisturized this Summer

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Chris Meloni has become significantly hotter with age!!!  Brad Pitt and Lenny Kravitz have maintained their looks extremely well over the years.  Although with regard to the Lenny Kravitz picture, I'm genuinely not sure what I'm eyeing more...his abs and v-taper or that fabulous hooded sweater.  I would like one of each please.  :)

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Man Candy Monday: Hollywood Hotties Then, and Now

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You look absolutely gorgeous!!!  I will definitely buy that e-book when it comes out!

2 weeks, 6 days ago on July is My Birth Month! Countdown to 41!

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I saw this yesterday afternoon and emailed the story to everyone I knew.  Very proud of her!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 weeks, 6 days ago on History Made: Michelle Howard Become Navy’s First Female Admiral

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I can't believe we have to wait until October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    I don't recall seeing William Levy before but I'll never forget him now.  :)

3 weeks, 4 days ago on I Officially Hate the Female Character for Zane’s Book-Into-Movie, #Addicted

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Oh and another thing–I don’t believe for one second that Gabriel Aubrey called Halley the n-word.


I totally believe it.  Why is it so hard to believe?  People say all kinds of crazy things when they are angry.  I've also seen it a few times before but thankfully never in my own relationships.  Years ago, my aunt had an older married couple (50-somethings) that lived in the apartment next door.  The wife was black and the husband was white...he was also a minister.  They were very nice and very attentive to each other whenever I saw them.  However, my aunt told me that they would occasionally fight and when they did...OMG.  They would call each other everything but a child of God and the n-word got thrown in there as well.  My aunt and some of the other neighbors could hear them through the walls.  One time my aunt got up the nerve to ask the wife about it when they were alone and she looked embarrassed but said they didn't really mean it.  They were just mad at each other and knew how to get under each other's skin.  When my aunt told me this we just both shook our heads because there is no way that either of us could tolerate that or participate in that kind of an argument.  If I remember correctly they were married for over 20 years when I first met them.  You just never know what goes on behind closed doors...unless you can hear through their the walls.  :(




1 month, 1 week ago on Halle Ordered to Pay $16K a Month in Child Support. Is it Fair?

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@Brenda55 @Law Wanxi @SirLoinDeBeef  Get a Nutri-Bullet if you can.  You can core the apple to take out the seeds but the rest of the apple including the skin get blended very well.  That way you'll have all the benefits of both the juice and the fiber. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on 12 Proven Benefits for Eating an Apple a Day…

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I've always wanted to play a guitar...   :)

2 months, 1 week ago on Man Candy Monday (Night Cap): Now Come to Bed….

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Ok...the third guy, who looks like he's in the jungle, is absolutely beautiful!!!!  He is a little scary looking but my God...THOSE EYES!  I would definitely be the Eve to his Adam...lol!


The sixth guy, conservative nose ring guy is very hot as well.  I don't particularly care for nose rings but there is something about this guy.


I love Beckham and he looks good no matter what he's sporting.  

2 months, 1 week ago on Man Candy Monday: Hot Guys With Beards

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@Chicago404   This guy is gorgeous.  I feel like he's looking at me and I can't stop looking back.  LOL!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Man Candy Monday: Long Hair, Don’t Care

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@Windsinger    Yes, I stared at the "kneeling/praying" picture for a LONG time myself yesterday.  I love dark, curly hair on a man and this guy has a gorgeous head of hair.  I might have to make him my desktop picture at home.  :)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Man Candy Monday: Long Hair, Don’t Care

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Thank you!  I have to remember to check out BBW first on Mondays now before the local news, weather, etc...priorities.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Man Candy Monday: Long Hair, Don’t Care

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I have NEVER been a Vin Diesel fan...until now! :)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Man Candy: April Showers Bring May Flowers

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OK...I know I'm late on this post but I'm calling the guy in the last picture.  I've been very naughty lately and I need a little discipline.  LOL!!!  


Thanks for posting this Tracy!!  :)

3 months ago on Monday Man Candy: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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@cns  I saw the new season premiere of Total Divas but I have to catch up.  Yes, I love Jimmy and Trinity, too!  Thanks for the reminder to watch.


I went to Hawaii five years ago and everyone warned me that it would be expensive.  I've lived in NYC my entire life and I thought the prices were on par on in some cases cheaper than NYC.  The only thing that seemed expensive to me was the price for a gallon of milk.  I think it was almost double the NY prices but some locals reminded me that almost everything has to be shipped in.  We paid about $10-$15 less for our restaurant meals in Hawaii vs. NYC.  I think if you live anywhere in the U.S. other than NYC or LA then Hawaii will definitely feel expensive.


I really enjoyed Hawaii and would definitely go back again.  If you have the opportunity to move there you should go for it.  :)


Also, all of the Samoan men I saw were VERY good looking.  It was like looking at The Rock in various heights...LOL! 

3 months, 1 week ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…

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Actually, I take the order comment back...the first three listed are at the top of my list. 

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Time to Reactivate the Friday Funny: “Who Would You Boink, Livefyre Edition!

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No particular order:


Brad Pitt

Jared Leto

Ian Somerhalder

Tony Goldwyn

The actor who plays Klaus on The Originals (always sneering and angry but I bet it would be good...lol)

Both of the brothers from Supernatural

Will Arnett (I've had a thing for Will Arnett for years and everyone else I talk to thinks he's funny looking...oh well).

Michael Fassbender

Omari Hardwick

Travis Fimmel (Vikings on The History Channel)

Alexander Skarsgard

Kit Harington

Luke Arnold (Black Sails)






4 months, 2 weeks ago on Time to Reactivate the Friday Funny: “Who Would You Boink, Livefyre Edition!

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@IAOSingleMoms  He's HOTTTT!!!!  Reminds me of a darker haired Michael Vartan

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Time to Reactivate the Friday Funny: “Who Would You Boink, Livefyre Edition!

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@Tammy_Ghalden  Have you been watching Jason on The Red Road?  I usually prefer his longer hair but the hair cut he has on the show looks good, too.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Time to Reactivate the Friday Funny: “Who Would You Boink, Livefyre Edition!

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@Tammy_Ghalden  Every time I see Kit Harington I want to play in his hair.  Well, for starters anyway...  

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Time to Reactivate the Friday Funny: “Who Would You Boink, Livefyre Edition!

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I hope this isn't true but I have a sinking feeling it is.  I was really hoping that Janet had found the right person for her after all this time.

According to this link I've attached below, it seems they both wanted kids. 

http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/02/janet-jackson-husband-wissam-al-mana/ 

With all the money between them it seems that they could have hired a surrogate if Janet was having trouble conceiving or carrying.  I believe that's what Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance did...the babies are their biological children but someone else carried them. 

Maybe it's not about heirs after all...it seems like it doesn't take much for a marriage to fall apart now.  Very few people seem to be in it for the long haul anymore.  Sad! 

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Janet Jackson Rumored to Divorce: Are Some Differences Just Too Difficult to Overcome?

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I'm not a football fan so I don't typically watch the SB but I kept switching the channel to FOX to make sure I didn't miss Bruno.  I love his music and he always gives a great performance.  I'm a RHCP fan as well and it was nice to see them, too!

5 months, 2 weeks ago on YAAAEESS! Bruno Mars Is a Multi-racial Dose of Deliciousness!

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You mentioned that Lupita was in the Kenyan drama, Suga...now I finally remember where I first saw her. 

I love that red coat in the next to last picture.

6 months ago on We Want More!! Brown, Beautiful, and Killing It: Lupita Nyong’o

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I've been following Nicole's blog for a while now and really enjoy reading about her adventures.  I didn't even realize how close Iceland is to New York until I started seeing the Icelandic Tourism adds on the subways.  I believe it's a 4-5 hour trip from NY/JFK...not bad at all.  I'm starting to plan my 2014 vacation and I mentioned Denmark and Sweden to a few friends but none of them have any interest.  I may just go solo this time around.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Black Girls Traveling: Break Some Ice In Iceland

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I'm totally glued to the set when American Horror Story: Coven comes on, too!  I think the entire cast is fantastic but I'm mesmerized by Angela Bassett's complexion.  At 55, she is stunning!

 

I love to watch Kerry Washington (Scandal), Taraji P. Henson (Person Of Interest), Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow).  I also liked Regina King on Southland...too bad that was cancelled.  Now she has a small recurring role on the Big Bang Theory as the head of human resources.

 

I'm a fan of Rutina Wesley although I grew tired of her character Tara on True Blood.  But that has more to do with the script than the actress.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Who Are Your Favorite Black Women On Prime Time?

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Great job, Christelyn!!  4 1/2 hours is imressive...I'm usually exhausted and sweaty after a 90 minute session.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Photo of the Day: I Did The ENTIRE Yoga Sequence and Lived!

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Really good show!  I also read that Jill Marie Jones is joining the cast this month. 

 

Jill Marie Jones (who you'll probably most remember from Girlfriends) has joined the cast of Fox's hit new drama series, Sleepy Hollow, playing the ex-wife of Orlando Jones' character (Captain Irving, Sleepy Hollow's head of police). It'll be a recurring role for Jill Marie, as Cynthia, mother to she and the Captain's teenage daughter, Macey (played by the previously-cast Amandla Stenberg). Both characters (Cynthia and Macey) will be introduced during the November 25 episode of the series, which also co-stars Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison, and continues to increase its overall ratings with each episode.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Black Women Need Men Like Cory Alexander Haywood Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle.

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Your hair looks very full and soft...beautiful!!!  :)

 

I've seen Alterna in Sephora but I never thought to give it a try.   

9 months ago on The Proof is in the Before and After: Thickness in 2012, Thickness in 2013

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This is one of the few new fall shows that I was looking forward to all summer.  I really enjoyed it!  Also, I love their choice for Ichadbod Crane...very handsome.

10 months, 1 week ago on Intrigue ‘Swirling’ Around FOX’s New Nail-Biter, “Sleepy Hollow”

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I see that a few people already mentioned The Score.  Sorry to repeat, when I first logged in to the post nothing showed up in the comments section.

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Long-Time Swirl Vet, Robert DeNiro Stars in New Mob Film…Will You Watch?

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Angela Bassett played DeNiro's girlfriend in The Score.  Other than that I don't recall him onscreen with any other Black actress. 

 

The Score...scene with DeNiro and Bassett

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph2dq-pPBnA

 

I love Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfieffer so I'll probably see The Family. 

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Long-Time Swirl Vet, Robert DeNiro Stars in New Mob Film…Will You Watch?

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Thanks, Dani!!!  This Tony Goldwyn photo coupled with Strike Back tonight at 10pm (Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester)...a very happy Friday! 

 

Time to download InStyle Mag to my Nook  :)

11 months ago on #LawdHaveMercy Fitz is back!

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Brice...Here is the quote below and the link to the article on the NY1 News website that mentions it.

 

 

The James-Vogels said that after the cops left, one of their attackers came back pretending to be a police officer while they were waiting in an ambulance.

"The EMT drivers didn't let him into the ambulance," Jacob James-Vogel said. "They then followed him and called the police.  Police say 28-year-old Nikolaos Katsos was arrested and charged with assault and harassment.

 

 

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/187337/victims-of-alleged-queens-beating-say-it-may-have-been-racially-motivated

 

 

11 months ago on Restaurant That Turned Away Interracial Couple Being Attacked Gets Dinged on YELP

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DivineBeauty75  That's what I thought, too!  He was probably going to get their personal information so that he could intimidate them or maybe even kill them. 

11 months ago on Restaurant That Turned Away Interracial Couple Being Attacked Gets Dinged on YELP

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Yes, I think the restaurant deserves the negative press.  These people just ate there moments before the attack and it was obvious that they were in distress.  They should have let them back in to wait safely for the police.  I also read that one of the attackers came back while the couple was receiving medical care from the ambulance and tried to pass himself off as a police officer.  I believe this is the one they arrested.  How scary is that?  What was he planning to do? 

 

  

11 months ago on Restaurant That Turned Away Interracial Couple Being Attacked Gets Dinged on YELP

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Coconut oil for face and body, concealer for any areas of hyperpigmentation and lipstick or lipgloss (currently using Clinique Buttershine Lipstick in Raspberry Rush).  Those have been my most basic of items since early spring and I would feel naked without them.  I'll add blush to this list during the fall/winter/spring...I can't do it in the summer because my face sweats too much.

 

I was almost late for work a few weeks back because I couldn't get the top off the concealer.  I guess my hands were still slippery from the coconut oil.  I refuse to leave the house without covering up the few discoloration spots that I have.  I'm sure most people aren't paying attention but it bothers me if I don't do it.

 

My scent for the past two decades has been Estee Lauder White Linen.  I have a bottle at work also for an afternoon refresher sprtiz.  :)  Although, I cheated on it this spring/summer with a small bottle of Dolce& Gabbana Rose The One.  I loved this and probably over spritzed on more than one occasion...lol.  Seriously thinking about switching over permanently. 

11 months ago on BB&W Beauty Exchange: What Won’t You Leave the House Without Wearing?

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onmywayup  I was thinking the exact same thing.

11 months, 1 week ago on What’s It Like Being a White Guy at an HBCU? Dominic Ripoli Explains.

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Christelyn, I don't see the arrow link for the full interview.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on BB&W Exclusive: Garcelle Beauvais Talks New Book Series, Hollywood, and Black Women Swirling

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 @Brenda55  @Ms. Kay

You know I came home from work exhausted this evening and expected to turn in early.  Now thanks to your links Brenda55, I'm all bright eyed and bushy tailed.  

 

Reaches in to wallet and whips out the Amex...LOL!

 

 

 

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Are We So Embarrassed to Admit We Use Vibrators? (NSFW)

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 @Ms. Kay

 No, you are not the only one.  However, in my case I admit that I've always been embarrassed about going to buy one.  I guess buying it online would solve that problem.  But what if the package is not discreet and I have to sign for it in front of the Fedex guy...LOL!!!

 

Also, I would be horrified if something happened to me and while I'm in the hospital or worse...dead... my family discovers my special "toys".  My best friend on the other hand has a collection and she just leaves it lying around her bedroom.  Her mother visits often because she lives within walking distance but she is not disturbed by it at all.    

 

I'm not sure why I'm still squeamish about it but I'm going to blame my Catholic school upbringing.  I still remember Sister Patricia saying that sex is for procreation only.

 

Hmmm...I don't know Christelyn you may have started something here.  But if my family ever discovers it, I'm blaming you.  :) 

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Are We So Embarrassed to Admit We Use Vibrators? (NSFW)

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I love the cigarette trousers!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Fall 2013 Trends: Best of Britain..Plaid, Tweed and Argyle!!

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I've been watching Ray Donovan also because I'm a big Liev Schreiber fan.  I saw him on Broadway along with Scarlett Johansson a few years ago and he was really great.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on A Black Car and a Black Woman, the Two Loves of Mickey Donovan on Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'

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I'm looking forward to Sleepy Hollow as well and the trailer looks good.  The actress is Nicole Beharie.

1 year ago on A "Twisted" Commentary On Black Women As TV Love Interests

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Happy Birthday, Christelyn!!!!  You look gorgeous and welcome to the 40's club!  :)

1 year ago on This is Forty...

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Congratulations to Halle and Olivier!!!  I truly wish them the best and hope that Halle has found lasting love this tme around. 

1 year ago on Halle Berry and "The Squinter" To Marry This Weekend

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One of my friends mentioned Twisted to me last week because he knows that I love mysteries.  On Sunday I watched the first episode on demand and then I was hooked.  Now I'm caught up and yes the sexual tension between Lacey and Danny was definitely thick...very nice romantic kiss.  The actor playing Danny is a very good looking kid.  I also didn't know ahead of time that Robin Givens was in the show and playing Lacey's mom.   

1 year ago on Video: Asian Men and Black Women Give Advice on How to Date Each Other

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This cake looks absolutely delicious!

1 year, 1 month ago on BUTTER PECAN CAKE, Simple but so good!

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Good looking couple and congratulations to them!  Jack is definitely hot...he looks really good in that picture with his sister.

1 year, 1 month ago on John McCain's Son Marries a Black Woman. Let's Dissect This, Shall We?

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I've been making lentil soups on Sunday afternoon for the last few weeks.  Your split pea soup recipe sounds delicious.  I think I already have everything I need to make it except the ham bone...off to the market.  Thanks for another great recipe!  :)

1 year, 5 months ago on Chef Bob: Split Pea Soup with Ham

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I love the dress in the third picture with the red purse.  It also reminds me that I have to get some pretty head scarves to jazz up my hair for those humid spring/summer days. 

 

Glad to see that you're back!!!  :)

1 year, 5 months ago on #Trending Going Baroque

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 @NoDramaCiCi  That's how I took the scenes, too.  He knows who Mellie is and what she is capable of but Olivia is his "perfect" love.  I guess when you're starry eyed over someone it's easy to forget that they are still human and capable of mistakes. 

1 year, 5 months ago on OMG Fitz! Olivia! Dear God In Hebbin!!!

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 @MissFLondon  Yes, I enjoyed both of those shows as well. 

 

 Walt Goggins from The Shield was another reason I was drawn to Justified.  His characters are always so hateful but it's interesting when they dig in to what makes those characters tick.  If I remember correctly, I believe Walt had to be talked in to taking the part of Boyd Crowder on Justified.  He was tired of playing the dumb racist hick characters and Boyd was supposed to die in the series pilot anyway.  However, the creators of the show really wanted Walt so they made Boyd's character more complex and that drew him in.  I love when he and Raylan have scenes together...sooo much tension and I totally get locked in!

 

I'm also glad that they are giving Rachel more screen time.  I was afraid that she might not make it past the first season.  I agree with you about Raylan and Rachel...the tension between them works.  It will be interesting to see if they explore it further.

1 year, 5 months ago on Watch the First Episode of 'Spartacus: War of The Damned' For Free

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I'm a Justified fan, too!  Interesting characters plus I'm a Timothy Olyphant fan.  SOA is probably my favorite show on television...really well-written and acted.  Also, it doesn't hurt that Jax Teller is extremely easy on the eyes.  FX is doing a great job with their original shows.  I watched the premiere of The Americans last night and liked that as well. 

1 year, 5 months ago on Watch the First Episode of 'Spartacus: War of The Damned' For Free

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You took the keyboard right out of my hand.  LOL!  I was just about to comment but you summed it up perfectly.

 

For the last year or so I was doing bicep curls and tricep kickbacks with my 3 lbs dumbells.  I stayed consistent 3-4 x's a week but I just couldn't understand why I couldn't get the weight off my arms.  I just figured that since I'm in my early 40's now I will just have to live with the bat wings.  I started researching info on the internet and I found the website to Oxygen Women's Fitness magazine.  This magazine along with a few other websites has really helped make a difference in how I workout and eat (clean).  I've been using 10 lb dumbells and the fat in my arms has reduced dramatically.  I still have a little extra fat in the tricep area but it's almost gone and my arms aren't the slightest bit bulky. 

 

 

1 year, 5 months ago on Four Diet/Fitness Myths, Busted by Fitness Trainer, Damien Woodson

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I enjoyed the season premiere and it's very nice to see more of Crixus and Gannicus. Damn, those are some good looking men!  I would like to thank Starz for their Australian/New Zealand casting. 

 

Heading to Liberty Travel now to check on Australian vacation packages!  LOL  :)   

1 year, 5 months ago on Watch the First Episode of 'Spartacus: War of The Damned' For Free

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 @JennMJack  @WendyH  I laughed as well during the klan scene and so did all of the black people I discussed the movie with.  It was hard not to because they looked and sounded so ridiculous.  However, I totally hear what you are saying.  I realize that there are people who are seriously offended by any humorous depictions of serious situations.  Even when the bad guys are mocked.

1 year, 6 months ago on Messages from 'Django Unchained': The Black 'Damsel', the 'Django Moment', and Phrenology's Centerstage Show

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 @EarthJeff

 I had the same theater experience as you.  I didn't hear anyone laughing at any of the horrific scenes...if anything I heard several gasps at the dog scene and the mandingo fighting scenes.  I actually had to just close my eyes for a moment during both. 

1 year, 6 months ago on Messages from 'Django Unchained': The Black 'Damsel', the 'Django Moment', and Phrenology's Centerstage Show

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I watched the pilot episode a few weeks ago and I enjoyed it.  Plus, I've been a Victor Garber fan ever since Alias so I would like to see where this story goes. 

 

I'm also glad that her race is not a factor in the show (at least not at this point anyway).  As for the downplaying of the mom as the family maid....it was only the pilot episode.  We have no idea what will be revealed and when.  Why does everything have to be explained in the first episode?  Hopefully the show will make it through a full season.  Congratulations to Meagan Good!!!  I look forward to seeing her along with Kerry Washington for the remainder of the tv season.  

 

1 year, 6 months ago on "Deception" Premeires Tonight. Will You Watch?

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!!!  Looking forward to another year of interesting topics with the BB&W family.  :)

1 year, 6 months ago on A Very Special Christmas to My BB&W Family!

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Based on the way I see myself and the way in which I typically connect with the people: 

1. Human being

2. Woman

3. American

4. New Yorker

5. Black

 

 

 

 

1 year, 7 months ago on Poll: Which are You, "Black Woman" First, or "Woman" First, "Black" Second?

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Excellent video, Christelyn!  I thought your advice was completely on point.

1 year, 7 months ago on Question of the Week: English White Guy Asks Me How to Meet Black Women

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I've pretty much had the same hair experiences as you Christelyn...especially Lesson #5.  May 2012 made 6 years natural and you think that I would learn to just leave the wash and go's alone.  But no, after a full year of my hair getting into a decent groove with a few staple products I decided to attempt wash and go's this entire summer.  Even though it always dried lopsided and my hair was suddenly full of tangles on wash day, I just couldn't leave the wash and go's alone until last month.  My ends had ridiculous amounts of single strand knots and splits.  Basically a mess.  I trimmed off about an inch but I think at least another 2 inches need to come off for good measure.  My biggest lesson learned...when I found a few styles (mostly braidouts & buns) and products that worked for me I should have just stuck with them.  The other lesson...silicone is not the devil.  At least not when it's the 4th or 5th ingredient on the list after moisturizing fatty alcohols.  It helps smooth out my cuticle, reduces the frizz and I can still use my natural products as a leave-in/extra sealer.   

 

I admit that I'm tempted to go back to straight hair because some days I really miss seeing my length and my swang.  I seriously doubt that I will ever get a traditional chemical relaxer again for a few reasons.  However, the Keratin Treatment does interest me.  There are a lot of brands that claim they don't have formaldehyde but I'm just not sure.  I don't know enough 4a heads that have had the process done.  

1 year, 8 months ago on Truth Time: Anyone Disappointed In Their Natural Hair Journey? Five Hard Lessons I've Learned.

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As usual, Brad looks hot to me!  Maybe I'm biased because I really like men with well groomed beards.  I like his hair length and the grey in his beard...very sexy. 

 

 

1 year, 8 months ago on Friday Funny: Brad Pitt's What-the-Cuss!? Chanel Commercial; Tone-Deaf Girl Sings Inappropriate Song at Funeral

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 @SirLoinDeBeef  Thanks for the info!  I will definitely look into this.  :)

 

1 year, 10 months ago on More Black Women are Packing and From the Looks of It, For Good Reason: IR Couple Attacked By Wolf Pack

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 @Christelyn   That's a good idea.  It's something that I can quickly get out of my purse or pocket.  Just being able to disable them long enough to safely get away is basically what I need. 

 

1 year, 10 months ago on More Black Women are Packing and From the Looks of It, For Good Reason: IR Couple Attacked By Wolf Pack

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 @MayaHope  Seriously???  Your comments frighten me...this is the kind of talk that enables people to live dysfunctional lives.   

1 year, 10 months ago on More Black Women are Packing and From the Looks of It, For Good Reason: IR Couple Attacked By Wolf Pack

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That's very scary and the girlfriend is extremely lucky they didn't attack her as well.  In fact, I'm surprised that they didn't considering these weak minded, feral men typically abuse women.  I've been harassed before when out with white men, however the comments or nasty looks are usually directed at me from a distance.  That also might have something to do with the size of my boyfriend or date at the time.  I'm 5'7 and the guys I date are typically tall and I'm attracted to strong, solid looking guys.  I did have a random guy in the street literally get right up in my face once (so close that I thought he was trying to kiss me) and screamed sell-out in my face.  That was a huge mistake on his part.  My boyfriend at the time squared up on him so fast and knocked him into the subway turnstile before he even knew what hit him.    

 

I've also experienced A LOT of street harassment (mostly verbal) from Black men of various ages while out in the city alone or with female friends.  Most of it took place in the subway.  I've been grabbed at least three times that I can clearly recall within the last five years.  Each time it was because they wanted to "holla" at me and that was their method of "courting".  Or they were mad because I simply didn't acknowledge their presence.   

 

I've thought about getting a weapon in the past but I'm afraid of guns...I don't want to shoot myself by accident.  I also looked into getting a taser but they don't allow civilians to have one in New York.  My next thought is one of those sticks that J.Lo pulled out of her purse and took Isaiah Washington down with in Out Of Sight. 

 

Out Of Sight (Tussle Scene)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ThrlTaPWO8

 

1 year, 10 months ago on More Black Women are Packing and From the Looks of It, For Good Reason: IR Couple Attacked By Wolf Pack

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 @nicew0  Yes, this has happened to me quite a bit through the years as well.  I think some people don't realize that it's a left-handed compliment.  In other cases, I believe they are just being disingenous.  About 15 years ago, I actually had an older white female co-worker tell me that I was "not like the others and that I was homogenized.  She loved the way I spoke and dressed.  I was normal...you know like a regular white person."  SHE REALLY SAID THIS...I'M NOT KIDDING. 

1 year, 10 months ago on Question of the Week: "My African Wife Is Mistreated By Black Americans. Why?"

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I tried Wen around year 2 of being chemical free and I loved it.  A co-worker who had just cut her hair down to a small afro raved about it and her hair looked/felt so soft/moisturized.  I started out with the Sweet Almond Mint and I fell in love, too.  I used their cleansing conditioners pretty exclusively for about 7 or 8 months before noticing any build-up.  Also, in full disclosure, the build-up may have been a result of me no longer following the directions properly.  Since the product was so expensive and as my hair was getting longer, I started skimping on the number of pumps I was using.  I did a light clarify shampoo with Giovanni 50/50 and all was well again. 

 

Anyway, they say the Fig is the most moisturizing and it is but I didn't like it as a leave-in (glycerin was too high on the list for me) so the Sweet Almond Mint was all I needed.  It layed down my edges easily as well without any additional oils or hair butters.  The only reason I stopped using it was because the price plus the shipping was more than I wanted to pay.  However, since you mentioned that it's available at Sephora I may have to stop by there on my way home shortly.  I hope you continue to enjoy your Wen. 

1 year, 11 months ago on Product Pick: Two Co-Washes I'm Loving

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'Foxiness for everbody!"  I love that  :) 

 

Even Derek's uncle, the Alpha, has looked good to me during the last two episodes.  I think it's the new facial hair he suddenly sprouted...I'm a sucker for a good looking man with a neat beard or a mustache and well trimmed goatee (sp?).  :)

1 year, 11 months ago on OT: Anyone Watching "Dallas?"

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I agree with you about Teen Wolf.  I think it's a very well done show.  At work, we always have the Tuesday morning water cooler talk about it and my staff cracks up about the fact that I'm so into it.  They are all in their early to mid 20's while at 43 I'm old enough to be Scott, Stiles and Derek's mom...LOL!  I just tell them that I'm really into Alison's dad.  Not a total lie since he's pretty hot, too. 

1 year, 11 months ago on OT: Anyone Watching "Dallas?"

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I came out of lurking to say that I'm enjoying the show.  Based on the comments so far, it looks like I"m the only one...LOL!!!  I enjoy the constant tension between John Ross and Christopher.  OK, I'll be honest.  I just REALLY like looking at John Ross and Christopher.  I still love J.R. even though he's a geriatric rascal now instead of a middle aged one.  I thought the season finale was good as well and enjoyed Christopher's shirltess love scene.  Although, considering the $200 a month I pay for cable I should have recieved a little more bang for my buck.  :)

1 year, 11 months ago on OT: Anyone Watching "Dallas?"

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Beautiful family!  It looks like you all are having a great time.  :)

1 year, 12 months ago on The Wild and Wacky Karazin Clan is at it Again.

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SirLoinDeBeef, I experienced a very similar situation years ago with the same denomination mentioned above in your post as well as with the church group of a close relative.  She also attends a well known denomination.  Based on my personal experience with them and what I saw in action with regard to other church members, both affiliations employed most, if not all, of the common tactics in the checklist above.  I didn't make it past a month in either of those denominations because every fiber of my being was screaming to get the heck out of there and fast.  In one instance the church doors were locked and we were told that we could not leave until they said so.  We were there for almost 6 hours and they didn't care if you had somewhere else you had to be because God told them to secure the doors and to keep everyone there to hear HIS message in HIS time.    

2 years ago on The "Scientology" of Cults: Do You Know Someone Who's Trapped?

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 @Shulamit  Came out of my almost 2 years of daily lunch time lurking to say:

Shulamit, you are my twin mind!  LOL!  I identify with and agree with everything you said in your post above.  :)

 

 

2 years, 2 months ago on Claiming vs. Exclusion: What makes a black woman "black", anyway?

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