Thursday, August 30, 2007

Season of the Locusts

I received this blessing this morning and it would be a sin not to share:

Today's Scripture

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten...” (Joel 2:25).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

God is a god of restoration! You may have had some disappointments or unfair things happen in your life, but instead of dwelling on the past and living defeated, take a stand and focus on God's promise of restoration. Draw a line in the sand and say, "I am a child of the Most High God, and I'm not going to live my life negative and defeated. This is a new day, and I’m taking back what belongs to me!" That's having a restoration mentality. God wants to restore everything that's been stolen. He wants to restore your joy, restore your peace, restore your health, and restore your finances. But here's the key: you have to have a vision for it. You have to get your hopes up. You have to decide to get your thoughts and words going in the right direction. Focus on the future and release past hurts through forgiveness. Decide today to get up every morning hoping, expecting, and believing. Know that God is going to pay you back. Thank Him for restoring everything that the enemy has stolen from you!

A Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, thank You for choosing to restore my life. Thank You for the truth of Your Word that sets me free. Fill me with Your power today so that I may stand strong and move forward on the path You have for me today. I love You and bless Your Name. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Attitude determines Altitude

My girl, Adjoa sends me daily Words of Wisdom from the Good Reverend Run. This one hits home:

Good morning. You cannot remedy anything by fighting or condemning it.
Other people can't bring you down if you're operating on a higher energy
level. NEVER respond to hate with hate. If you feel that those around
you are bringing you down, its because you're joining them in their low
energy. This week.. Stay on a high note! Enjoooy your week! :)
God is Love
Rev Run

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tickled to Death

Sometimes we just need to laugh.

I was watching America's Funniest Videos (with Tom Bergeron) today and they were doing a contest where the winner wins AFV on DVD. I was surprised that they were on DVD since they show so many re-runs on WGN, but then realized that sometimes, late at night or on the weekends, you just might need something to make you laugh. I watch the show aLOT and it's very helpful when I'm in one of those 'Fuck the World' moods.

Another one of my laugh out loud favorites is Whose Line is it Anyway?
It used to come on every single night on ABC Family from 10 to 10:30 pm, but now, ABC Fam shows it when they get good & ready. I usually have to catch it when I'm lucky. I've seen most, if not all of them, anyway and it's still not enough. This is one of the few shows that make me laugh until I'm screaming or crying just before going to bed.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far...far far away from here.

Wow, I go from not blogging in months to 3 posts in one day. I'm not PMSing or anything, but I feel emotional. Ugh, my blog isn't even supposed to be all sappy & shit, it's supposed to be funny & sarcastic...cynical, even.

With a pep-talk from the Athletic Director at my j-o-b, I took my arse to the gym today to get back in the game. I walked the treadmill for 50 mins, then did some weights/strength training for a bit. I feel lightheaded, though, because I tried to read a magazine while walking. Boo. I feel all nauseous now. So much so that my ride home was terrible. I tried rolling the window down, but that made me feel worse. I thought I was going to throw up along the side of my car door, which reminded me of the last time I went out binge drinking a few months ago. That wasn't a good look...and I didn't feel like cleaning the side of my car (inside OR out) tonight. So, I chanted the famous line from Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump, Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far...far far away from here.
I don't know what made me to it...but it just came out. And I cracked up. That's not the first time I've said that, either. I think I said it earlier today, too. This post is really random, but hell, isn't that what a blog is for?
My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." --Forrest Gump

Fuel to My Fire

Motivation is the push of the mental forces to accomplish an action. Unsatisfied needs motivate.
Motivation is the tendency to expend effort to achieve a goal
Motivation is the desire to accomplish a goal or participate in an endeavor.

I once had a motivation to lose weight & get in shape. I was on a roll! My self-steem boosted, my confidence boosted, I was reaping benefits, feeling good, etc. Then, my motivation changed. I started slacking for various reasons. Time, weather, people, etc. My eating habits changed. I tapped into the world of "emotional eating". I've been slipping for the past couple of months. But guess what?

You can look me in my eyes, see I'm ready for whatever
Anythang don't kill me, make me better

I'm getting back in the saddle. I'm getting back in the game. Damn the weather, damn everything, I'm getting back into it for ME.

Take my freedom for the moment but it ain't fo-ever
I got the spirit of a god, heart of a dope dealer

SO...I'm ready.

Revenge is Sweet

So yeah... does anybody have any good ideas for revenge tactics against someone who pulled a "hit it & quit it" move?
Not that I'd actually *try* any of them *cough*, but it'd be fun to see what demented ideas you all come up with.
Oh, and if any readers know of any good hackers or other friends in low places, let a sista know, thanks! *cheese*

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Cameo Appearance

Damn, it's been what? 5 Months? I haven't posted since MARCH! It's not like anybody's really reading this anyway, though, so poo.

I've had an eventful summer. I've learned a few lessons, I've been reminded of a few things, I've composed a list of things I'll never do again. Fuck the whole "never say never" gig. I'll NEVER do certain things again, point blank. What things do I speak of? I'm not typing it, but I have my list up here *points at head*

I've been dieting and working out and dammit, I'm the cat's meow! However, I've fallen off the grind and need to step my game back up really soon. I let myself fall when I became victim of the ol "hit it & quit it". Bastard. 40 y/o men still play the same games as 16-19 y/o boys, believe that. Pleeeease, ladies, don't settle for less than you deserve. If you have your list of standards, do not break or bend...the minute you do, you get exactly what you ask for: Pieces of shit. Don't let a lil sexy swagger fool you.

ANYway, where was I? Oh yeah, when it stops being so damned hot, I'm going to whip myself back into shape so I can turn some heads of some REAL men...preferably someone with a CAR. Fucking Loser.

Hmm, what else has been going on with me? I went to Philadelphia with my girls to see John Legend perform in a private concert. I had a blast. I have yet to upload pictures...actually, I'm in the middle of it, but haven't finished. When I do, I'll post them in a slideshow or something. In another 4 or so months, haha. Hopefully, that's not the case.

All my C+D folks need to stay on my ass about this blogging thing. Speaking of which, I need to add some more of my fav blogs, so Q'cifer, hit me up with your URL and any other crunksters that I don't already have, please do the same!