Sunday, February 15, 2009


Seen this advertisement while checking my email and was a little turned off. I thought they said that these designers were moving away from these anorexic looking models?!? I don't know what happened here, but I don't like it one bit. BUT I could be wrong...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Because I AM better than you... or so I think...

Im posting this article I saw on Its not my article but I felt it was worth sharing.

Body Language Reveals Wealth

Jeanna Bryner
Senior Writer jeanna Bryner
senior Writer – Tue Feb 10, 1:05 pm ET

A flashy handbag or Armani suit can signal a person's wealth, but so can their body language, according to a new study. People of higher socioeconomic status are more rude when conversing with others.

Psychologists Michael Kraus and Dacher Keltner of the University of California, Berkeley, videotaped pairs of undergraduate students who were strangers to one another, during one-on-one interviews. In total, 100 undergraduate students participated.

The researchers then looked for certain gestures that indicate level of interest in the other person during one-minute slices of each conversation.

They found that students whose parents were from higher socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds engaged in more of what he called "impolite" behaviors, such as grooming, doodling and fidgeting. Lower SES students showed more "I'm interested" gestures, including laughter and raising of the eyebrows

The higher SES students fidgeted with nearby objects for an average of two seconds, while those from lower SES backgrounds almost never fidgeted during the 60-second clips. Upper SES students also groomed themselves for short stints while lower SES students didn't. Rather, the lower SES students nodded their heads, laughed and raised their eyebrows an average of one to two seconds more than their upper SES counterparts.

"We're talking seconds here, but that is a pretty big difference when you consider that we coded one minute of interaction time," Kraus told LiveScience. "So how many times a day are you nodding if you're lower socioeconomic status?"

It comes down to our animalistic tendencies, Kraus explained. Like a peacock's tail, the seemingly snooty gestures of higher SES students indicates modern society's version of "I'm fit," and "I don't need you."

"In the animal world, conflict arises when you're battling for status. So it's adaptive for us to avoid those conflicts and tell us we know 'I'm higher status than you, so don't bother having a conflict with me,'" Kraus figures.

Lower SES individuals can't afford to brush off others. "Lower SES people have fewer resources, and by definition should be more dependent on others," Kraus said.

The research is detailed in the January issue of the journal Psychological Science.


Makes a little sense to me why some people act like they do... What do you think?

Love or Lust... What is more powerful?

So here's the deal. For the few who sporadically check this page and those who just so happen to stumble upon the page, if you haven't realized yet, I don't really like writing until I find something good to write about that everybody else isn't already writing about. I avoided all the Obama/Clinton/McCain/Palin mess because, not only was there a flood of other blogs with people sharing that information, nothing that I stated about the situation would have been any different from the information that had already been spread over 50 million blogs already. I can't really talk about the recession. Not because I cant, but more so that I don't want to. Kinda depressing to look at the numbers so I'd rather just do my best to keep myself prepared for whatever may come and stay away from talking about the bad reports of another large company laying off or closing.

That being said....

Today I came across this article on Kinda peaked my interest because this is often a decision between me and my female friends when I try to explain to them that love is a decision and "that feeling" that they think is love, eventually runs out.

This article touches on how men and women in the past would look at marriage as more of an "arrangement"; he's financially and emotionally stable, she is chaste and can cook, together we make a perfect team. WONDER TWINS UNITE!!!


NOW the emphasis is on attraction. Is he or she sexy? Do they give me that bubbly feeling inside? Doesn't matter if he's a responsible, caring, sympathetic man. (In fact the last time I went to the comedy club, the comedian tried to imply that a sensitive caring man was, by default, a homosexual. Crazy.) Doesn't matter if she is supportive, loving, and she can throw down in the kitchen. The mentality now is "If they aren't sexy, I'll pass." They can be broke, jobless, worthless overall as an individual and still be on the top of some one's list of people who they want to marry. "Such and such woulda been perfect if only he had some ambition and a job. I woulda been married by now but I got tired of paying for stuff. But he was perfect." It was what I heard outta female's mouth about how she used to be so in "love" with this guy who had no car, no job, and no drive to even try to do better. It was one of those "Ima just stay at your apartment all day and wait for you. And by the way, bring me something to eat on your way home" type situations. A perfect example of how things have changed. To be honest, I was fool for talking to her too. I'm doing pretty good for myself and she put me and him on the same level. No thanks. Not to say I'm better than anyone but we ain't hanging out in the same room. And while I won't take all the blame, I will say that I sometimes participate in this line of thinking as well. I couldn't call myself any better than she is. My mind didn't always operate right. The broad couldn't cook, her conversation was mediocre at best, and calling her supportive would be doing nothing less than lying. But she did have "the appeal"... I've had good situations in the past that have been perfect on paper that didn't have "the appeal" and they eventually got left alone. What's the balance? I don't know. How do we change it and remove some the superficiality of the situation? Don't know that either.

What I do know is that this change in mentality is the cause of the high divorce rate. Getting married because of a feeling that may go away or an appearance that may fade is a mistake. If the content of their character isn't good, and you don't have an open, honest, FRIENDSHIP to begin with... get ready to be at the courthouse a second time.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jim Jones... The fashion icon?!?

My homeboy showed me this video last night and at first I was buggin a lil bit but then I got to thinkin... This fella DID pop off a LOT of different hip hop fashion styles and he gets NO credit for puttin them styles into the mainstream. Couldnt really say too much when he got done...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Message to Blockbuster...

Ahhh. I had to tell the cashier at blockbuster something tonight. I made a request. I asked him to have blockbuster please stop calling me. I said: "Stop callin my house bout these late movies!!! I know the movies are late! I got the movies AT MY HOUSE!!!" He laughed but a part of me was so serious. LOL! Why they keep havin that automated voice call my phone askin me about these movies I got out like I dont know that I got em?!? Im feelin like that fella on Menace II Society when he turned to Sam Jackson and said: "I'll pay you when I FEEL like it!" I dont know. Im buggin. But if I rent 3 movies at once so I wont have to keep goin back up there, everything aint gone get watched at once. And I dont want netflix or nothin like that where I gotta wait forever to get the movie I want. I wanna go up to blockbuster on tuesday nights and get the new releases. But they just gone have to understand that if they say aint no late fees; it aint no late fees and I just might turn my movies in late. But anyway... Let me stop bein stupid. LOL!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

McGangsta?!? Not whassup.

Everytime I see something like this I get upset. Maybe I shouldnt be, but I am. Some of you will understand, others wont.

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Why go to college when you can get money?

Here we have a kid who has found a work around to having to go to college for one year before going to the NBA. On one side Im thinking "This is smart. Go ahead and get that EXP and money now. I cant hate..." On the other side Im thinking "leave it to a nigga to find a way to get out of going to college after our elders worked so hard for us to get in..." I could be wrong, though...

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