Posts tagged Personal.
Though Rihanna isn’t known for any Beyoncé-esque choreography, “Diamonds” revealed her doing her much more intricate moves than last years “777” tour. The show also gave viewers a glimpse into the “bad gal” persona that’s been responsible for causing controversy on every social network possible.
“Los Angeles, what the fuck?!” Rihanna she screamed to crowd. “Y’all like that? Y’all want some more of that? I live here now. I know y’all can get ratchet. This next song is just for you!”
The dedication was the precursor to her Mike WiLL produced, stripper anthem, “Pour It Up” which instantly sent the crowd crazy. In the first segment of the show the performance element was solid, but what was most captivating about Rihanna was her on-stage swagger. Much like a rapper, her crotch grabbing and frequent use of profanity added to the unabashed sexuality that she always tries to exude.
My review of Rihanna and all of her fabulously ratchet splendor at last night’s “Diamond’s World Tour” in Los Angeles.
Saddle Ranch (West Hollywood, CA)
April 6, 2013.
I had a capital fucking ball last night. Last week I wasn’t able to celebrate my birthday much because schoolwork was killing me, but I finally was able to this weekend. One boat cruise, countless friends, 4 tequila shots, 2 mai tais and 1 amateur bull ride later, I wouldn’t have turned 23 any other way.
On the phone x Getting ready to go out x On PhotoBooth…
At the same damn time.
I’ve been so bogged down with school work that I haven’t really gone out this entire semester. A few of my classmates are going out tonight and at first, I was like, “no I’ll just stay in and do work.” But, you know what? I think I’m going.
View of Downtown Los Angeles.
March 3rd, 2013.
[I took this shot yesterday while driving with a friend. I still marvel at all the beautiful views there are of LA. I also thank God for giving me a chance to see them for myself.]
But seriously, where can I get this waffle maker?
I look forward to the day that I wake up not wondering, “What am I doing with my life?”
What’s it worth?
Today isn’t particularly a “bad” day but, more so a reflective one. Since, the moment my senior year began, I’ve hit the ground running. I’ve started my grad school apps, taken the GRE and began my thesis, all while maintaining 18 credits, an internship and a part time job. However on days like this, when I’m both mentally and physically drained, I wonder if my effort is worth it? If it will ever pay off (even if not monetarily)? As humans, I think that we’re conditioned to question our value and purpose. Personally, I question it at least twice a week! But, the point is that sometimes it’s difficult to continue down a tunnel when the light at the end seems so dim. My grandfather told me that after surviving being so sick last year that I have to be destined for greatness. I sure hope he’s right.
Today, it has officially been 10 years since these historic terrorist attacks on America. I can remember vividly being in the 6th grade and our spanish teacher running into the classroom and saying “turn the TV on, the WTC have been hit.” Shortly after, the flurry of began. Going to school in center city Philadelphia (with a hub of tall office buildings), the city was quick to go into action out of fear of being hit themselves. At 11 years old we simply had no clue. Hell, we didn’t even know what the World Trade Centers were. All that we knew, is that “yayyyyy, we’re getting out early!” Now, as I look back 10 years later, I realize that not only were our buildings attacked that day but, our entire country was under seige. This event is always amazing to me because I may not know what I was wearing yesterday but, I can easily remember what started off as a simple Tuesday, 10 years ago. 9/11 and its victims, families and devastation will be in my heart until the day that I die.
My Hurricane Survival Kit
- Ice Cream
- Mad “Sand’miches”
- Cap’n Crunch with crunch berries
- My Macbook
- 27 DVR’d episodes of Law & Order: SVU
I’m pretty sure you don’t need anything else to get by.
If you give life a chance…
It’ll not only teach you about people but, it’ll teach you a lot about yourself. On Weds, I’ll be beginning my senior year of college and I realized that in the past 3 years since high school, I have discovered so much about myself. So far, my collegiate years have been both the best and worst of my life. I’ve experienced many personal trials but, I’ve also met people who have changed my life and influenced the woman that I’ve become. I have also learned that physically, emotionally and mentally, I am stronger than I would have ever imagined. Indeed, in these past three years, life has taught me just as much as my college has. As I embark on my senior year in a few days and it feels like an era is coming to an end, I’m holding on to the notion that just as one chapter ends, another one is waiting in the wings to begin.
“I do it”
People irk the shit out of me sometimes.
Today was yet another reminder of how insensitive the world can be. Since the announcement Amy Winehouse’s death, my dash has been flooded with condolences for the fallen singer. However, there is also a ton of messages saying “oh she brought it on herself, she was just a drug addict.” First of all, what most fail to realize is that all drug addicts are people who are someone’s parent, child, sibling, cousin or friend so, before you pass judgement on someone remember that you never know when someone you love can be affected. I was the same way a few years ago until something happened to me. This is picture of me and my aunt in Wildwood two years ago.
She is my mom’s only sister and one of my favorite family members. She was a recovering addict and had been clean for 17 years up until 2009 when she relapsed. To this day she uses and it has essentially destroyed our close knit family. So, for Amy’s family I pray that they will find the strength to cope with her death and are able to find peace because like them I know all too well how hard it is to love an addict.
[Rest In Eternal Peace]
Amy Jade Winehouse