When was the last time you watched any elected official and felt actual PRIDE in what they had to say and in their plans for this country?
When was the last time you felt an elected official was actually speaking about pertinent issues that directly affect you and your household?
I felt that last night as I watched our President give his first address to the joint congress. While it was a broad speech not giving away too much in the way of specific plans and numbers…..it was certainly “Tough” and “No Nonsense”. Pres. Obama came across as a capable, strong, knowledgeable leader who also has compassion and cares about our future.
Lines such as these below, were truly inspiring and exactly what I wanted to hear.
“Dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country.”
“So let there be no doubt: health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it WILL NOT wait another year.”
As for the Republican response from Gov. Jindal? WOW. First of all, when Chris Matthews (I Think) said “Oh God” right before MSNBC cut to his speech? PURE COMEDY and boy was he right.
The Repub’s need to learn that Obama is where he is not because he is a person of color. He is an elegant speaker, an intelligent man and he earned his nomination. Stop forcing Republicans of color on us that are not qualified to deliver your message. Jindal needs work. He was stiff, overly rehearsed and didn’t come across as sincere.
Any thoughts on the speech last night?
(P.S. The First Lady’s arms looked great!)
Hoping I am home next year with the most beautiful people in the World. Enjoy Trinidadians, jump up for me!!!!
the best movie last year…..SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
If you haven’t seen it, kick yourself RIGHT NOW. The movie is awesome and deserved every single accolade it garnered last night.
On a separate note:
This was the ugliest dress out there last night. And who designed it?
House of Deadwrong Couture by Tina Knowles
She was doing so well by not letting her mommy make anymore of her clothing and who told them that House of Deadwrong needed a couture line????? Who is lining up to pay couture money for that crap? I can’t…..
Jay….come and get your girl.
Tali 1 when seeing the dress last night “Hmmmm……I Like it”. (He likes all things Beyonce…LOL)
I am far from an expert on relationships. Yes, Mr. 1969 and I will celebrate nine years of marriage this year and yes, we have a good relationship but I can only advise on what works for me and for us.
I do know some basic things though.
I know that women need to stop making excuses for their men and their behavior. He’s grown and he knows exactly what he is doing. If he is not doing what you think he should be doing then it is UP TO YOU to react and handle it in a way that will make YOU happy.
If you allow him to slide and continue to accept excuse after excuse……then the problem is not him, it’s you.
So act accordingly ladies….do what needs to be done to make yourself HAPPY. The good men are out there however, if you keep dealing with bad ones and making it easy for them to treat you poorly……you will lose your ability to recognize a good man. You will lose your self worth and eventually, you will still be alone.
Thanks for listenening and have a great weekend.
I remember this one time, my baby brother was probably in 4th grade, he came home from school with a bag full of Nintendo cartridges.
He was so excited and he was in his room playing game after game. Mama 1969 came home from work and asked me where he was. I informed her *AHEM* that he was in his room playing Nintendo and that he had a whole bunch of new games.
She promptly called him out of his room and asked him where he had gotten all of those cartridges. He sheepishly said “From my Friend Dave”. My mom made him call Dave’s house and she got on the phone with Dave’s mom.
After she hung up, she whooped that boy’s butt. She told him that each one of those cartridges were about $30-$40 bucks and he did not need to take anybody’s property even if they gave it to him. She also told him that “school needs to be about school and not about some damn video games” (direct quote).
The rest of the evening progressed in an uneventful manner. We ate dinner and sat down to watch the Cosby Show. About 8:30pm, somebody rang our doorbell. We wondered who would be coming to our house that late and unexpected.
It was Dave. Dave’s mom made him take two buses to get to our house and go get those games and bring them back home. My mom offered to send him home in a cab and Dave was so shook by his mom…..he said “No. I have to take the bus or she will be really mad.” LOL
After Dave left, in true Nineteen69 Family fashion, the three of us cracked up for about 1/2 an hour at how scared Dave was. I mean, tears rolling down our face, cracking up.
After that, whenever we did something out of pocket, my mom would say….”I should treat you guys like Dave’s mother.” and we would bust out laughing.
Happy 33rd Birthday to Baby Brother 1976!!!!! I love you and couldn’t imagine growing up without you!
Is it me or is this very cool? Say what you want about this stimulus package but at least he is allowing us the opportunity to see exactly where the money is being spent. There’s a novel concept. This President is smart as a whip folks. Stay informed regarding what your government of the people and by the people is up to with YOUR money.
We watched home movies last night of when Tali 1 and 2 were babies. When we watched Tali 1 getting his first haircut (and screaming like we were trying to kill him)…it was pure hilarity. Tali 2 rolled around on the floor laughing. When we showed Tali 2 crying as a baby…he said “Hey, that’s not funny!”
The best lotion for dry hands and feet is Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. I love that stuff. Out of the shower and on dry feet? The best!!!
My baby brother’s birthday is tomorrow. I love that crazy kid.
My new job is going well. I have a ton of contracts out but I need these to close by the end of the period.
I love bamboo plants. They are the only plants I can’t kill. That and ivy.
Girl Scout Cookies are EVIL.
I am still jacked up from last night’s episode of Law and Order: SVU.
How does NancyGrace continue to run a full show everynight about the exact same topic? If she says TOTMOM one more time…. Who the heck watches that crap?
Why is everyone so amazed that a chimp would act like an animal? He’s an animal that should be in his natural habitat….not sitting up in your backyard entertaining your houseguests. Sounds like he finally had enough. Then the owner calls the cops and is like “TELL THEM TO SHOOT HIM”. Uh huh….see how much you love your pet when he starts acting like a real animal?
Can we all just understand that the majority of baseball players in the late 80′s and 90′s were using steroids? Why are we so shocked? And I believe, most of the coaches and trainers knew and were involved.
Facebook better recognize before everybody pulls their accounts. I see they backed down today.
Is anyone else really looking forward to seeing Watchmen, G.I. Joe and Wolverine Origins more than me? I know, I know….I am a comic book geek.
Listen up people. I am all for exercise and eating right. However, I cannot understand why anyone would allow themselves to look like this:
Starvation is not what’s hot. Lindsay is either doing some major drugs or she is starving herself. All in the name of what? She hasn’t had a hit anything in a looooong time.
Somebody needs to help this kid cause she is a trainwreck and a half. *sigh*
Last night, the entire family went out for dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. As we sat there and looked at our boys, Mr. 1969 and I held hands and smiled. Today is about love. Celebrating love and together we made two beautiful children.
I couldn’t think of anywhere I’d rather be than with my three favorite men eating dinner, laughing and sharing tales of our day. In addition, Tali 1 received a perfect 100% on his project and got a great report card. Not to mention, my boys behaved like absolute perfect gentlemen at the restaurant. *sigh* They are growing up so fast and I am so proud of them.
I hope everyone out there takes today in stride and finds one person to share your love with. It could be your partner, your spouse, your child, your mom or just yourself.
Enjoy the day and here’s a kiss from me *MWAH*.
It’s always fun getting to know the staff in a new hotel. As you can well imagine, we usually have a few colorful characters roaming about.
We have this housekeeper who speaks only Spanish. Very sweet woman from Puerto Rico. Well, everyday, whenever people pass her they call out “Ola Mami” “Hey Mami” so naturally, I assumed it was a cultural greeting.
“Ola Mami” is a typical greeting in her culture no?
Well, I was riding the elevator with her yesterday and happened to look down at her name tag.
Her name? (Wait for it, wait for it……)
These folks were calling her Mami short for Mameeta. *sigh* That’s what I get for assuming.
Happy Friday the 13th folks.
My husband came home yesterday with a surprise for me. It’s not what you think. (AHEM…Fresh and Slish)
He brought home a package of liver and asked me to cook it for him. LIVER. UGH!!!!
Now I remember my mom making liver and onions when I was a kid and I also remember NOT EATING IT. Just looking at it raw was making me queasy. UGH.
In 9 years…..he had never mentioned liking liver and never asked me to make it. He said he was thinking of him mom and she used to make him liver and onions. *sigh* I couldn’t argue with him after that. He was missing his mom (she passed a few years ago).
I just stared at the liver laying on the kitchen counter and finally called my mom. (Not before Tali 1 walked in the kitchen and shrieked WHAT IS THAT??? EWWWWWWW! at least three times.
“Mom…Mr. 1969 brought home some liver.”
“Do you know how to cook it?”
“Uh…no. That’s why I’m calling you.”
After a confab with Mama 1969, I just jumped in and cooked it for him and served it over a bed of rice. He was so excited and claimed it was delicious.
Did I eat any? Hellz no. The boys and I ate grilled salmon, asparagus and new potatoes.
I love him but liver is where I draw the line.