the soundtrack of my life…

I go out on the weekends. Sometimes it’s every Friday & Saturday and a lot of times I don’t get back into the house until after 4am.

I’m okay with that. However, I feel like there are certain people in my life who judge me for going out and having a good time. And this really irks me from time to time.

It’s not like I’m wildin’ out or anything. Hell, I don’t even drink. So who cares if I go out with my friends to a party or bowling or whatever and get home in the wee hours of the morning? I’m not hurting anyone or breaking any laws, so what’s the big deal?

Before I was born, my mother used to go out on the town…she would even fly to L.A. for the weekend just to hit up a party. So being social is in my genes…

I don’t have any kids, no man, so there’re no responsibilities that I’m neglecting to be in the streets.

Half the time I go out, it’s because I’m bored and just don’t want to be in the house alone watching some crap on TV…and it just so happens that my closest friends are bored too, so why not spend time with the people that you care about and have a blast at the same time?

Sometimes I think the people who criticize me the most are people who are jealous of the way that I live my life because they now have to live with some of the decisions that they made in their lives…

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1. If you were guaranteed lifelong financial stability in your dream career, would you leave your current job? What is your dream career? I would DEFINITELY leave my current job.  I work in Corporate America and I never in a million years thought that I would be working here, let alone for as long as I have.  I have two dream careers (probably because I’m so ADD.)  I really want to open up a 24/7 diner in a hole-in-the-wall that’s not really flashy but the food is GREAT and it’s one of those places that would be popular by word of mouth, off the beaten path, if you will.  The other is kinda hard to explain. It’s a cross between a caterer, event planner and a professional party host.  I think it would be a career that I’d be naturally good at doing.  Hell, there have been times when I’ve successfully done each role separately in recent years, so I would think it wouldn’t be hard to combine the three.

2.If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you move and why?
Hmm…of all the places that I’ve traveled, my favorite has been Rome.  I visited Rome in 2007 for about 4 days and did not want to leave.  It’s beautiful to see such a respect for their history.  One second you are stuck in traffic, and the next second you are seeing the ruins of what once was.  There was such charm in all of the different areas of the city, and my favorite area was Trastevere, trés cute!  And the food!  OMG, the food was amazing.  Like seriously, pasta and pizza will NEVER be the same!

3. What bad habit do you NOT intend on giving up?
Is it bad that I’m having a hard time thinking of my bad habits?  Let’s see…you know what?  I’m gonna have to get back to you on this one…Stay tuned for my answer!

4.Which one would you rather have: Wealth or Notoriety? Wealth.  I could be broke and everyone knows who I am.  With wealth, I could solve a lot of the problems that the people I care about most have.  And for many of them, I would help them out anonymously.

5. If you had to walk away from Blogland, would you be able to do it?
Umm…if I HAD to, yes.  But I’ll admit that it might be hard.  In the evenings during the week, I spend the majority of my time on my computer.  So unless there was something that was occupying me during that time, I’d be extremely bored.

In case you didn’t know, I always have a theme for the new year.  There’s no telling when I’ll be inspired.  This year’s theme hit me this afternoon while on my to Lenox.

The theme for 2009 is the YEAR OF ME.

I know what you’re thinking.  What does that mean?

Well, it partly a continuation of last year’s theme “It’s Alright” because I’m focusing on ME and things that make me happy.  But the “ME” also stands for Memorable Experiences.

I believe that the people and things you love help make every experience memorable.  That being said, 2009 will be all about doing what makes me happy with the people that make me happy.  I know that I was super blessed in 2008 and I pray those blessings will carry over into 2009.  I plan to embrace every blessing that comes my way, no matter how big or small they are.

I have no time for the drama and negativity in my inner circle, especially when there’s so much drama going in the rest of the world.

In a world where the personal connection has been lost amid all of the technology, 2009 will be a year of reconnecting with people the old fashion way.  You know hand written letters (emails if I don’t have your address), phone calls, and visits.  And I expect to be held to it.

To those of you that are fortunate enough to be a part of the memorable experiences that take place this year, I hope that they are just as memorable for you as they are for me!

Hallelujah, holla back!

– Lboog

What a year! What a year!

2008 was a great year for me personally.  From the beginning to the end, this has been a year of milestones.

Overall, I had A LOT of fun.  For the first time in a long time, I can say that I truly enjoyed living my life in 2008!  Sure I had some tough times, but I never let the bad take away from my happy.  Even a few of my friends commented that I look happier in photos, which makes me feel good.  I definitely plan to “keep the party going” in 2009!

Some highlights from the year include

  • Meeting my father and having the opportunity to build a relationship with him. HUGE.
  • Bonding with a new group of Sisterfriends.  Thanks, Babs for bringing these fabulous ladies into my life in 2008!
  • Getting the chance to bond with my friend Sasha before she left to go to her Peace Corps assignment in Paraguay.  I definitely think that those few days we spent together helped to bring us closer together as friends.  We’ve known each other for so long that we didn’t KNOW each other anymore…that visit meant the world to me.
  • I saw a lot of great artists perform.  Sometimes I was by myself, but I decided to go to something if I really wanted to.  Lupe Fiasco, Alice Smith, Estelle, Boyz II Men, Morris Day, Common, N.E.R.D, Janelle Monae, Maxwell, Jazmine Sullivan, Bun B, Black Sheep, Nice & Smooth, Hollyweerd, Eva Kennedy, and others…
  • My friend Tiffany and I got closer as friends after her visit to Atlanta.  It was a CRAZY weekend, but I wouldn’t have traded those 72 hours for the world!
  • I reconnected with my friend Tishana.  We hadn’t been in contact with each other in about 3 years, and when we did get start hanging out again, it was just like old times….only we were both more mature.  We are so close now that people (both her friends and mine) didn’t realize that we hadn’t been friends before this past summer.
  • ALL of the good times with Decatur.  I think he’s one of the few people that can keep up with me and my “celebrity” moments! LOL
  • Wednesday nights with Sunfresh and the chronic butter LMAO
  • OBAMA! OBAMA!
  • Holiday Bowling, until that Yung Berg wannabe tried to act all big — you are so wack, son!
  • Meeting my brothers, step-mom, sister-in-law, and nephew.  I’m looking forward to getting to know them in 2009.

It was a great 2008, but I know that 2009 will be greater.  I wish all of you lots of love, success and happiness.

Hallelujah, holla back!

– Lboog

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Happy 2009!

I hope you have a blessed new year, much better than your 2008!

I must say that this Christmas will probably go down as the best Christmas that I’ve had in a LONG time!  I know that the holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, but so much emphasis has been placed on the materialism of the season that the true meaning gets lost in translation.

This was the first year that my Christmas embodied what it is all about… Read the rest of this entry »

…but I’m finally back in Atlanta after a week vacation in D.C. and a super busy December.

It was filled with many high and a few lows, but now it’s time to get back in the swing of things.

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