Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What's Your Type?

We've all heard or said the phrase "They're not my type" or something of the sort. Up until recently, I've been reluctant to even admit to having a type. I'm sure that many others think similarly. I've suddenly realized that I was only looking at having a "type" from a physical perspective. Although I prefer taller guy, I've been known to take a chance with a shorty or two. I don't discriminate by limiting myself to men of my ethnicity, either. With these facts considered, I believed that I did not have a "type" but I've grown older and wiser. I am now certain that it's impossible to date without a specific type. Your type may not include physical attributes, but it definitely exists and considers other traits. I'd like to relate the possibly overused "if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything..."quote to prove my point. You wouldn't date just anyone, would you? Exactly. There are certain things that turn you off and will prohibit you from pursuing a relationship with some people. Therefore, you have a type.

While my physical type varies, I've learned that if I can't wear 4 inch heels without towering over a guy it will not work. My intellective type is most prominent. My ideal guy is goal oriented, but not too stern. Intelligence and conversation is key. If I think that I am smarter than a guy, it will not work. I must be able to learn from him for that builds respect. I recall tutoring my crushes in the past. I've edited essays and let guys copy from my paper in order to impress them. I've since realized that I shouldn't have to impress anyone. If I feel the need to try to impress you, you're not my type. We just need to get along, plain and simple. My type is the type that meshes well with the natural me and likes it for some odd reason. Hey if you fit the above listed bill and you are at least 23 years old, feel free to submit an application because they are definitely being accepted at the moment. Just kidding ;-).

Anyway, you now know my type whether you wanted to or not. What's your type? What's more important, looks or personality? Would you date someone that you thought was dumb? What qualities should your ideal mate possess? Hmmm.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

So there's this guy...

And his name is Caleb O. You can tell that he's quite the looker just by glancing at the picture to the left. I met him a little over a month ago while participating in a fashion show at my school and I've since become intrigued. Caleb is a 24 year old single, math teacher that lives in Long Beach, California. Dig this, Caleb keeps his nails clean and trimmed. That's a major plus, ladies! He also dabbles in the world of modeling and in my book, he's a super model. Don't ask me why you're presently reading a blog about this man because I probably won't be able to give you a valid reason. I just wanted to share his beauty that's all. Now if you're anything like me, you're interested in learning more about Caleb and possibly booking him for a modeling gig so I'd suggest following him on twitter @calebswo.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Let's Go to Barneys to See Christian!

So my birthday is on June 19th and last year I got the most amazing pair of Christian Louboutin Alta Dama pumps from my parents. I kid you not, I've worn the shoes maybe five times since then and they're like my most prized possession. I've since promised myself that luxuries like this are mandatory. Every girl (that wants to) should know what it feels like to put on a pair of Loubou's. I swear that I feel like a million bucks once they're on and they make the simplest outfit pop! This year, I will get another pair even it kills me. My parents have created a monster and I'm currently working my butt off and saving for my second pair... In the meantime, check out these fab shoes that can all be found at Barneys New York.

Pictured to the left is the awesome Christian Louboutin Coussin caged ankle bootie. I'm thinking of one word, WOW! The shoes are so sexy and edgy. So whenever you've got a spare $1600, pick me up a pair in a size 36. I'd prefer them in the peanut butter brownish color. I was unable to get a picture of them so just visit Barneys' web page to check them out!

Next up we're checking out the black Alta Spritney, also by Christian Louboutin. These will cost you about $900. And as the post suggests, they can also be purchased on the Barneys website.

Lastly, these Maggie pumps are sent from heaven. I've seen celebs such as Victoria Beckham rocking them and they're super cute! The pumps oh so classy and they're moderately priced at $930. If you wanna purchase them head on over to Barneys.

What are your thoughts? Are these shoes worth splurging or what? And which pair is your fave?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Top Notch Entertainment Presents...

Anybody who knows me, knows that I listen to very little rap music and like very few hip hop artists. With this as the case, I've been reluctant to post any rap related blogs. Up until now that is! I'm sharing a video by Young Magic (YM) and I share this video with you for two reasons. One being the fact that it's pretty cool and even with the excess amount of rappers in the Los Angeles area, YM seems to shine. The second reason is that it was directed by Ramses Perryman. Ramses and I attended school together at one point and he is a good friend of mine. I recall having a conversation with Ramses about our goals for the future and I must admit that when he said he wanted to direct films, I was leery. I was inclined to think about how difficult it would be for him to break into the competitive industry, but had not once thought that maybe he possessed natural talent. It's sad how we doubt others based off of our own fears. Shame on me because after watching this video I see that his work is beyond industry quality and it definitely makes me give YM's song a listen. Again, I'm no rap expert but this video is better than many others that I've seen. Enough of my rambling... Peep the video below!

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To find out more about YM and his music feel free to visit his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/YoungMagic
or follow him on twitter: @YMLegend

To get in contact with Ramses to praise him for his awesome directorial skills you can also follow him @RPerryman.

What are your thoughts about the video?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Album Review: Usher's Raymond v. Raymond

No lie, I feel like I have the absolute best taste in music so the following review should be looked at with high regards. Although Usher's latest album, Raymond v. Raymond, will be in stores on March 30th, I was able to listen to it beforehand because I'm media (LoL)...

Usher's sixth studio album, Raymond vs. Raymond, is automatically expected to top 2004's Confessions after his last album, Here I Stand, failed to do so based on album sales. Luckily, Usher's two singles "Daddy's Home" and "Lil Freak" featuring rapper Nicki Minaj have already created a noteworthy buzz for the album. All are wondering if Usher is "back" after critics and fans alike cited his marriage to Tameka Foster as a reason for his last album's lack of success. (Quite frankly, that's the dumbest crap I've ever heard. A true fan would buy an album regardless of whether the artist is single or not. Here I Stand had plenty of great songs and should have sold way more albums. But this post isn't about that album, now is it?) Raymond v. Raymond has four standout tracks, one of which is the single "Daddy's Home" while the others are the controversial "Papers," the melodic "There Goes My Baby" and "Guilty" featuring T.I. If "Guilty" is not the next single, I'd be extremely surprised because it is hands down the best song on the entire album. It tells the tale of a woman's assumptions in a relationship leaving the man "guilty as charged" with or without actual proof. The song has a nice play on words and seeing as though it features a rapper that has recently been released from prison, I just know it would do well on the charts. Have Usher's people call my people if they need any PR assistance in this matter!

Others have been raving about the song "OMG" featuring Will.I.Am and how Usher's label should push it as the next single. Although I disagree, I think the song is decent. As far as other good songs on the album, "Mars vs Venus" and "Foolin' Around" get honorable mentions. I genuinely enjoy these songs and I'm sure others will too. To answer the question that all may have, Raymond v. Raymond DOES NOT top Confessions, but no album that Usher does ever will as far I can predict. That album may very well be his career highlight, but that should take nothing away from this latest effort. The state of the music industry just sucks right now because albums aren't selling thanks to piracy. I do hope that Usher gets the shine he deserves though because this album is pretty good.

The album is worth purchasing so please visit Usher's official website to pre-order the album and receive instant MP3s: www.usherworld.com/home

I previously provided a link to DOWNLOAD my favorite song from the album, "Guilty", for your listening pleasure BUT had to take it down to avoid copyright infringement... Spread the word about Usher's album though... I hope you've enjoyed this review. What are your thoughts? Is Usher back?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Road to Success. . .

is often a long and lonely one.

After speaking with a dear friend today, I felt obligated to write a post. She made a comment to me about not knowing what to do with her life and I was immediately intrigued. I asked her what she meant by that and she simply replied "I've been out of high school for five years and I'm not where I'm supposed to be." That sentence alone caused me to create this post. Do you believe that you are where you are "supposed to be" in life? Your answer to this question is more than likely "no" because we as humans tend to never be completely satisfied. I consider the American Dream to be the perfect example of this concept. Prosperity is what is sought as we continue on this journey that is commonly known as life. Even with this as the case, I could not help but be bothered by my friend's view on her life.

I may not be the most overtly religious person, but I know that God has a plan for each of us and we are right where He wants us to be. Often times, the path that we set for ourselves does not directly match up with the plan that God has. This may be the cause of some of this stress that we often encounter. I, for one, know that many of my problems are ones that I've caused. I don't desire to make this a diary entry with my personal issues exposed, but I do wish to let YOU know that you should never feel lost in life. These overinflated expectations that we have for our lives are a result of the media. We are often too busy trying to keep up with the Jones' and stay fly to have whatever type of images appeals to the masses. I encourage you to write down a list of goals, both short-term and long-term, for your life. Then write down a plan of action so that you will be able to reach these goals. Too many of us fail to plan yet we plan to succeed. It just doesn't add up. It may take longer for you to reach your goals than it does for those around you, but you should not be paying attention to others. This journey is yours and your alone.

Let me know if you agree or disagree with my thoughts... I love to receive feedback and healthy debates are always nice. Do you believe that you are where you need to be? Why or why not? Should people compare themselves with others to determine their level of success?

I leave you with this great quote that I found online

"Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road." Laing Burns, Jr.