Author Archive for Samantha

29
Dec
10

The “Ivory Queen Of Soul”

It’s already been heard by many of you that R&B Legend, Teena Marie, known for her hits “Lovergirl” and “Square Biz” has passed away.

She died in her home in California over Christmas weekend.  She was only 54-years-old.

Says she had a seizure last month but was reportedly doing much better but found sunday morning by her daughter Alia Rose.

It’s so sad… she was just preparing for her show in ATL.

R.I.P Teena Marie!

27
Dec
10

How Was Your Holiday?

Christmas was good.  It was a little aggravating as holidays usually go when you are used to living on your own.  Going home is always a little frustrating.  But my holiday was good.

We all saw my “fantasy” wishlist.

I won’t list out everything I received, but I will say that it was quite fantastic!  I have quite the nerd setup!!

I can hardly believe it myself.  Lets just say I had a very Apple Christmas!  LOL.

How was your holiday?

02
Dec
10

All I Want For Christmas…

Ya know.. As a child, I never really had a Christmas Wish list.  I am gonna post my Top 10 Fantasy Christmas Wishlist. LOL  Rachel, I want to see your wish list too.  🙂

I also wanna see the wish lists of those that read our little blog. hehe… Big wishes and small wishes.  Now… If you KNOW you’re getting something, try not to put it on the list.

Ready. Set.  GO!

1. A desk job with benefits!  😀  (with this I could buy all this stuff for myself. 🙂 )

2. A 15-17” Macbook Pro (I would gladly sale my old one so that I can get a new one!)

3. Sprint Evo/Verizon Droid X (b/c they are so super cool and my phone sucks a fat one!)

4. Driving Lessons and a running vehicle (b/c I want to be a driver but hate driving other people’s car)

5. NaturallyCurly.com Gift Card (b/c I’m a total product junkie)

6. Victoria’s Secret Gift Card (b/c I can never have enough boobie support)

7. Anything Diamond Related.  (I’m an Aries, what do you expect?)

8. Boots with the fur! (winter is coming!)

9. $5000.00 visa gift card (so I can pretend I’m on What Not To Wear and get a new wardrobe)

10. $5000.00 visa gift card (so my mom can also pretend she’s on What Not To Wear and get a much needed new wardrobe)

There ya have it!  My Top 10 Fantasy Wish List.

 

I wan to see everyone elses!  🙂

 

27
Oct
10

We are living in the age of the iPod

 
Being the 80’s kid that I am, I had a hot pink sony walkman, and on it, I listened to the tunes of Michael Jackson, Perfect Gentleman, and Black Girl!  (50 points goes out to those who know the groups Perfect Gentlemen and Black Girl)

8 Tracks are to me, what cassettes are to kids today. Today is all about the iPod!  There is no longer a need for cassettes and cd’s.

Because of that, Sony has officially discontinued the manufacturing of the Sony Walkman. So if you own one, you are the proud owner of an antique.

19
Oct
10

Willow Smith!

 

 

I wish that at 25, I was half as cool as the 9-year-old Willow Smith.

If you aren’t familiar with this little trendsetter, she is the offspring of power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

I guess it’s fair that with parents like those, you’ll be a gifted, but I would totally shop in this little girls closet.  LOL.  If I had been bolder during my transition to natural hair, I may have even tried some bold and brave hair cuts.

She has a new song coming out called “Whip My Hair”  It’s hella catchy!  I have been waiting on the music video and It finally premiered!  For some reason I can’t get it to post on the blog so, click the link to WATCH THE VIDEO here!

I can’t wait till her album comes out!  hehe.. this one goes pretty hard!

Tell me what you think!

22
Sep
10

Glee Fall Premiere

Glee’s fall premiere left me with constant goosebumps and chills.

I will admit, I was a show choir kid through and through and every time I get to see a new episode of Glee, I just want to sing until my little hearts content.  The premiere did not fall short.  It built up your high hopes for the little underdogs!  There were parts that made me laugh out loud.   I definitely sang along.

I should have auditioned for that show when the chance was there!  Maybe next time.

anyhoo…  Can’t wait till next week!!!

Here’s the fall Promo.  The episode is already posted online if you wanna go watch!  I advise it!

22
Sep
10

Coming soon to a theater near you

Our theater in Columbia, Missouri.

If you’ve been here before, you know I’m always quick to “rave” about upcoming movies I’m excited about.

Movies this summer seemed a little lagging to me.  There were movies that I was super stoked to see such as Inception (which rocked my face off), and Despicable Me which was absolutely adorable.   But, there were also movies that I had higher hopes for such as The Expendables (which was good for what it was), and The Other Guys, which, was terrible.  LOL.

BUT things are looking brighter for the fall!  Not only will there be great series starting up such as Dexter and Glee, but the movies bring me much excitement!

Lets get it crackin’ shall we?

Up first, a movie I am itching to see!  I think Rachel and I will have to go see this one together because I don’t know anyone else who will appreciate this one nearly as much as I do.

Burlesque – November 24th, 2010

It’s called Burlesque and it’s starring Christina Aguilara and Cher!  If you know Rachel and I, you’d know that we are big fans of all things Burlesque and have taken trips to see the Suicide Girls Burlesque whenever they visit Missouri, so this is right up our alley!

From watching the trailer, it would seem this is a cookie cut plot… Small town girl, visits the bustling city and see’s a big new world.  What better name to give this small town girl then Ali, short for Alice.  That is Aguilara’s character.  Take a look at the trailer.

Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis looks crazy.  Not crazy bad… but crazy like a drug trip, at least that is what I felt from the trailer.  It still looks good, like an evil mix between Center Stage and Swim Fan.  LOL.  What do you think?

The Fighter – December

And because I am a Cage Fight girl (Go Team Ambition!), I am biting my nails to see The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams.  Now, this is a strictly boxing movie, no MMA, but the love of boxing brought me my love of MMA.  Total connection.  LOL.

Anyway, I love Mark Wahlberg with the exception of his role in The Happening, that poor movie was the pits.  When I saw the trailer for The Fighter, It took me a minute to realize that was Christian Bale, he’s such a method actor.  Anyway, I think it will be a good movie.  I’ll probably pack up the fight team to go with me.  They’ve all got what we call “A bad case of the punchies”  lol.  Here’s the trailer.

For Colored Girls.

I think it’s kinda strange the movies Tyler Perry keeps putting out.  I think it’s strange that all of them start out with black women being mistreated but they group together and overcome the stereotypical bad black man that is killing their self-esteem.   Whats even stranger is the fact that I know this about his films and yet I continue to watch them.  LOL.  Maybe because  his movies seem to be the only ones that showcase black actresses and even though these women start out weak, they end strong!  Even though I watch these and yell at the screen I’m always grateful, because these movies could never be my life.

I apologize for the rant, let me get back to the rave.

This movie is a star-studded cast, much like every other Tyler Perry movie.  If you like to yell at the screen like I obviously do…. Take a look, but don’t blame me if you don’t like it.  With this cast… There isn’t a doubt in my mind that the soundtrack will make you cry, empower you, and move you!  I got goosebumps just listening to the trailer.

Alrighty… This concludes my fall movie list.  These are just today’s.  Maybe as I hear of new ones, I’ll post again.  LOL.

…Until next time…