Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HOUSE keeping ...















[photo dump]

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

let the COUNTdown begin




So i have a buddy in the Reserves who is currently in some sorta training exercise. The training will last exactly 2 months. During this time, my boy will be outta town gaining new skills and getting all buff(er) and whatnot. Its basically like the Biggest Loser camp, except everyone is already fit, so dudes are just gonna come home looking like super heroes. Ummm, at least that is how i picture it;)

I see this as a perfect opportunity to make some major strides and use his return date as a benchmark.

So starting this week I will be going HAM in the gym (after a brief absence due to a sprain ankle and general laziness) and i will be combing my budget with a fine-tooth comb. Its my goal to be buff and have a new condo by the end of the second quarter. I mean, i dont think it will be too hard. I just need to execute my plan.

So... here goes... the shot went off about a week ago, so I already have some catching up to do.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

DWELLing...









a San Fran renovation from top to bottom. Makes me miss my hometown...

my next ESSENTIAL "beauty buy"






*grabs keys, and heads out the door* .. LOL

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

hmm... something to THINK about

I had to see this vid after reading an article about it on Yahoo. Hmmm.. dont know about you,.. but i found it rather funny. And yes, some of my best friends of white girls... umm.. Seriously, my family photos look like a -effing BENETTON add (i am the chocolate dude, smiling, 2nd from the left)*cheese*

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I caught a GLIMPSE of him




A few nights ago, in the spirit of doing 'new things, in the new year' i threw caution to the wind. I met up with a fella i had been communicating with online. It was pretty spontaneous. Which means, it was pretty much, not my style *smile*. I had just worked out (and showered at the gym... YUCK) and finished a quick run to the market. He offered a few options, but I opted to meet in a parking lot of a restaurant.

The conversation was layered and varied. He was handsome and well spoken. I am not saying that i was struck by cupid, but I am saying .. I caught a GLIMPSE of him.

Its good to know that the DREAM is out there. That he still walks.. talks.. and sometimes buys you a cherry Freeze while he is picking up a combo at Krystals. (I know, ... Krystals,.... ewww, right? I thought the same thing;)

Make no mistake, I am not saying he was my dream man. I am not saying he was the IDEAL. Cause if i was saying that, this post would conclude with directions to our sunset wedding in Connecticut. So no, i aint saying he all dat. But what I AM saying is that--- he gave me what I needed at the beginning of twenty-twelve... He gave me a glimmer of the hope, just enough to let me know.. the IDEAL... DOES... EXIST ;)


Saturday, January 7, 2012

lifeCLASS in session:



I think we all should do this. In this cold, cold world-- its so important to BE your own BIGGEST FAN. Real talk, no one can be in your corner, like you can. I know it sounds a bit self-centered, but if you dont place yourself on a pedestal.. who else will??

I once heard speaker , say "You have to be the rolemodel for how YOU should be treated." That statement resonates with me, and is reinforced everytime i repeat it to another person.

I joke all the time about being obsessed with the latest comic crossover, hottest real estate, or some dudes a** -- but believe me, above it all... I AM OBSESSED WITH ME!

#noshame

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

quote:


every saint has a PAST,
every sinner has a FUTURE...

-oscar wilde

Sunday, January 1, 2012

the BLUEPRINT


This is my blueprint for TWENTY-TWELVE. i WILL do whatever is necessary to stay on my path of HAPPINESS.

care to join me?