Wednesday, July 26, 2006

My love letter!

Dear Mr. Jobs & Mr. Fadell,
Please let me express the complete love and joy that I've found in a little white & silver device that weighs less than 5 ounces and has 30GB of memory!! My new iPod has brought such happiness to my life...it has filled a void that I didn't even know was there! Between the iTunes I have at work and at home, my iPod and little teeny earphones, and the FM transmitter that I have for the car, I am now free to JAM at any given moment, no matter where I am and no matter what kind of mood I'm in!! Thank you gentlemen for this wonderful invention! Mr. Fadell, I believe you were one of the first people on the iPod team and for you and your team, I thank the Heavens above!! Because of the iPod, I can listen to the Ying Yang twins and then follow it up with a Jill Scott song and then follow THAT up with a Shekinah Glory song!! Oh the wonder! Oh the thrill!! My life--though this may be a SAD revelation--is now complete!!

Sincerely,
Your most appreciative customer!
Tonyette B.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Real McCoy

(I started this forever ago! How about if I ACTUALLY post it!)
You know what, lately, I've been having lots of discussions that have caused me to realize that I have a new outlook on relationships! Well, more like a new way of thinking when it comes to how I'll enter my next relationship! What is this great, deep & wondrous revelation you ask? Well, simply that I've decided that I'm going to be ME! This revelation came from a number of different places: talking to one of my dance ministry sisters, a comment from my friend Anita, a blog posting from my fellow TRINITY sista and talking to my sister today! So, yeah, onto the revelation! For the next guy who I enter a relationship with, he's going to get the REAL DEAL! He's going to get the sarcastic, loves to eat, LOVES God AND secular music, say what I feel, size 16 with no plans to become a size 1, checks my email CONSTANTLY during the day and would rather text message than talk on my cell Tonyette ! So, Peaches--dance ministry sister--and I were talking and she asked me how long would it be before I let the real deal out with a guy. I was like, "what do you mean?" She said, "well. like how long before you pass gas around him?" My answer was basically that, honey, at this point it'll be WHEN I am flatulent! Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to be GROSS nor am I saying that I won't put my best foot forward in the relationship, but I won't be fake! I just can't do it!! Then, I was talking with my friend Anita about the fact that I thought I was going to see this guy I was interested in seeing on a particular day. Well, my hair was cornrowed! She was like, "are you going to take it out and wear it crinkly?" I said, "no...I'm going to wear it like this, or perhaps put my wig on!"--I've posted about my "Sexy Girl" before! The wig is HOT! She was like, "guys like long hair!" I said, "well, sorry to hear that!" Again, don't get me wrong; I'm not trying to REPEL men or anything, but I see no point in being fake! I WEAR cornrows often...ESPECIALLY in the summer and I wear my wig often enough! Plus, I want to cut my hair and will probably do it SOON! It just seems like sometimes as women we got through all this rigamarole for the first 3 months of a relationship and then when we get comfortable, then we take off the masks & the guy thinks we've changed and he gets upset! However, the truth of the matter is, we've let out the REAL person!! So...to circumvent all that, I intend to just BE ME up front! I don't intend to "play dumb to make him feel good" or "let him win" or any of that other crap! I'm smart! And I LOVE to win!So, if I can't be ME and get a husband--because that's my goal, no need to beat around the bush by saying "BF" or "man"--then I am destined to be single!

Friday, July 07, 2006

No gum at work!!

You know what? I realized that I don't chew gum often at work! And just now, I figured out why: I like to "crack" and "pop" my gum a lot! So, I have on headphones right now, jamming to iTunes as I do my work...and I just popped my gum in so loud that I heard it OVER my music! Um, to myself I say NO MA'AM! Wow!! And this is why I need to not chew gum at work!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

LOVE!

Wow, I'm listening to my iTunes here at work...as I do often so as NOT to go insane and "Make Me Whole" by Amel Larrieux just went off! I absolutely LOVE that song and have decided that it will be played on my wedding day, at some point in the day! That song is really how I WANT to feel when I fall in love! WOW!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Happy Birthday to ME!!

YAY, it's my birthday!! I'm so happy! I'm 27, today!! I'm so blessed to have seen another year pass and I've come through it with a smile on my face and joy in my heart DESPITE all the things that have transpired in the last 365 days! Lord, thank You for giving me one more year of Your grace & mercy!! I've been having a good time and celebrating since Friday! And MAY the party continue! The BEST part of having July 3 as a birthday: knowing that somewhere near it--usually the day after--there is a day OFF work!! Yes!
Here's what I've been doing in honor of the big 2-7!

Friday, I was actually celebrating the birthday of my friend Toya! (if you read this, Mrs Marshall, Crystal and I had a GREAT time! Thank you for letting us join in your fun! Lucy was FANTASTIC! And did I tell you that Crystal cried! LOL! She says she doesn't know why, but I think it was the dancing!!) We went to this Egyptian-themed (and owned, if I'm not mistaken) coffeehouse that had great food and great entertainment! My friends and I have deemed it a new Friday night hangout!
Saturday, I went to dance practice and they gave me the most beautiful card EVER! I cried--and it was only the first TEAR-FEST of the weekend!--reading it! Then, that evening, I went with a friend to dinner and then spent some time with her, her husband and brother! It was great! She bought me a beautiful card that brought more tears!
Yesterday, I went to Atlantic City with my sisters!! We had a REALLY good time despite the almost unbearable and completely unbelievable stench of the water! We had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. It was the first time for all of them, and the second time for me! And they paid for a sista's meal, WHOO HOO!
This morning, my mother and brother gave me cards that brought MORE tears! Wow, I've been crying all weekend!! Later day--whenever I decide to leave work--I'm going to get my eyebrows down and get my nails done and a pedicure, too! And my brother is going to take me to dinner, later!
Oh yeah, and I did get gifts, REALLY good ones and "lots" of them--in my opinion, it was "lots"! May not be to anyone else, but I'm very appreciative! In fact, almost my entire outfit--accessories included--is comprised of birthday gifts! Beautiful tank and skirt from my mom, bracelet, Bath & Body Works lotion and spray from Natima and bag & toe ring purchased by me in A.C. with "birfday money" from my Shekinah--the dance ministry I'm a part of--sisters!! Whoo hoo!!
Birthdays ROCK!!