Saturday, January 29, 2011

Quotes That Make You Think

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
Marilyn Monroe

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
Maya Angelou

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
Albert Camus
"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results."
Albert Einstein
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
Mark Twain
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
Oscar Wilde
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
Robert Frost
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
Mae West
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
Oscar Wilde
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thomas A. Edison
"You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body."
C.S. Lewis
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
Douglas Adams (The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul)
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
Douglas Adams (The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul)
"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."
Mother Teresa
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Anaïs Nin

Monday, January 24, 2011

Revisited: Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

This is a tribute to Janet Jackson as well as in anticipation of her upcoming tour.Will I be there, uh is Kobe the best player in the league(this is not debatable) and did Craig on Friday get fired on his day off...yessss!! Also she is one of the top female dancers ever, yes I said ever and there aren't any that can even try to come close to her in regards to dancing.(besides *coughs* Paula Abdul) Enjoy some of the videos I posted's the pleasure principle oh oh oh oh oohhh, it's the principle of pleasure!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

18 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was 18

I found this on a website and I liked it so I decided to share...

(1) Commit yourself to making lots of mistakes. – Mistakes teach you important lessons. The biggest mistake you can make is doing nothing because you’re too scared to make a mistake. So don’t hesitate – don’t doubt yourself. In life, it’s rarely about getting a chance; it’s about taking a chance. You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Most of the time you just have to go for it! And no matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be. Either you succeed or you learn something. Win-Win. Remember, if you never act, you will never know for sure, and you will be left standing in the same spot forever.
(2) Find hard work you love doing. – If I could offer my 18-year-old self some real career advice, I’d tell myself not to base my career choice on other people’s ideas, goals and recommendations. I’d tell myself not to pick a major because it’s popular, or statistically creates graduates who make the most money. I’d tell myself that the right career choice is based on one key point: Finding hard work you love doing. As long as you remain true to yourself, and follow your own interests and values, you can find success through passion. Perhaps more importantly, you won’t wake up several years later working in a career field you despise, wondering “How the heck am I going to do this for the next 30 years?” So if you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it, don’t stop. You’re on to something big. Because hard work ain’t hard when you concentrate on your passions.
(3) Invest time, energy and money in yourself every day. – When you invest in yourself, you can never lose, and over time you will change the trajectory of your life. You are simply the product of what you know. The more time, energy and money you spend acquiring pertinent knowledge, the more control you have over your life.
(4) Explore new ideas and opportunities often. – Your natural human fears of failure and embarrassment will sometimes stop you from trying new things. But you must rise above these fears, for your life’s story is simply the culmination many small, unique experiences. And the more unique experiences you have, the more interesting your story gets. So seek as many new life experiences as possible and be sure to share them with the people you care about. Not doing so is not living.
(5) When sharpening your career skills, focus more on less. – Think in terms of Karate: A black belt seems far more impressive than a brown belt. But does a brown belt really seem any more impressive than a red belt? Probably not to most people. Remember that society elevates experts high onto a pedestal. Hard work matters, but not if it’s scattered in diverse directions. So narrow your focus on learning fewer career related skills and master them all.
(6) People are not mind readers. Tell them what you’re thinking. – People will never know how you feel unless you tell them. Your boss? Yeah, he doesn’t know you’re hoping for a promotion because you haven’t told him yet. That cute girl you haven’t talked to because you’re too shy? Yeah, you guessed it; she hasn’t given you the time of day simply because you haven’t given her the time of day either. In life, you have to communicate with others. And often, you have to open your vocal cords and speak the first words. You have to tell people what you’re thinking. It’s as simple as that.
(7) Make swift decisions and take immediate action. – Either you’re going to take action and seize new opportunities, or someone else will first. You can’t change anything or make any sort of progress by sitting back and thinking about it. Remember, there’s a huge difference between knowing how to do something and actually doing it. Knowledge is basically useless without action.
(8) Accept and embrace change. – However good or bad a situation is now, it will change. That’s the one thing you can count on. So embrace change, and realize that change happens for a reason. It won’t always be easy or obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it.
(9) Don’t worry too much about what other people think about you. – For the most part, what other people think and say about you doesn’t matter. When I was 18, I let the opinions of my high school and early college peers influence my decisions. And, at times, they steered me away from ideas and goals I strongly believed in. I realize now, ten years later, that this was a foolish way to live, especially when I consider that nearly all of these people whose opinions I cared so much about are no longer a part of my life. Unless you’re trying to make a great first impression (job interview, first date, etc.), don’t let the opinions of others stand in your way. What they think and say about you isn’t important. What is important is how you feel about yourself.
(10) Always be honest with yourself and others. – Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless. Period.
(11) Talk to lots of people in college and early on in your career. – Bosses. Colleagues. Professors. Classmates. Social club members. Other students outside of your major or social circle. Teaching assistants. Career advisors. College deans. Friends of friends. Everyone! Why? Professional networking. I have worked for three employers since I graduated from college (I left my first two employers by choice on good terms), but I only interviewed with the first employer. The other two employers offered me a job before I even had a formal interview, based strictly on the recommendation of a hiring manager (someone I had networked with over the years). When employers look to fill a position, the first thing they do is ask the people they know and trust if they know someone who would do well in the position. If you start building your professional network early, you’ll be set. Over time, you’ll continue talking to new people you meet through your current network and your network’s reach and the associated opportunities will continue to snowball for the duration of your career.
(12) Sit alone in silence for at least ten minutes every day. – Use this time to think, plan, reflect, and dream. Creative and productive thinking flourish in solitude and silence. With quiet, you can hear your thoughts, you can reach deep within yourself, and you can focus on mapping out the next logical, productive step in your life.
(13) Ask lots of questions. – The greatest ‘adventure’ is the ability to inquire, to ask questions. Sometimes in the process of inquiry, the search is more significant than the answers. Answers come from other people, from the universe of knowledge and history, and from the intuition and deep wisdom inside yourself. These answers will never surface if you never ask the right questions. Thus, the simple act of asking the right questions is the answer.
(14) Exploit the resources you do have access to. – The average person is usually astonished when they see a physically handicap person show intense signs of emotional happiness. How could someone in such a restricted physical state be so happy? The answer rests in how they use the resources they do have. Stevie Wonder couldn’t see, so he exploited his sense of hearing into a passion for music, and he now has 25 Grammy Awards to prove it.
(15) Live below your means. – Live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one. Do not spend to impress others. Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects. Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you. Always live well below your means.
(16) Be respectful of others and make them feel good. – In life and business, it’s not so much what you say that counts, it’ how you make people feel. So respect your elders, minors, and everyone in between. There are no boundaries or classes that define a group of people that deserve to be respected. Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother. Supporting, guiding, and making contributions to other people is one of life’s greatest rewards. In order to get, you have to give.
(17) Excel at what you do. – There’s no point in doing something if you aren’t going to do it right. Excel at your work and excel at your hobbies. Develop a reputation for yourself, a reputation for consistent excellence.
(18) Be who you were born to be. – You must follow your heart, and be who you were born to be. Some of us were born to be musicians – to communicate intricate thoughts and rousing feelings with the strings of a guitar. Some of us were born to be poets – to touch people’s hearts with exquisite prose. Some of us were born to be entrepreneurs – to create growth and opportunity where others saw rubbish. And still, some of us were born to be or do whatever it is, specifically, that moves you. Regardless of what you decide to do in your lifetime, you better feel it in every fiber of your being. You better be born to do it! Don’t waste your life fulfilling someone else’s dreams and desires.
But above all, laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Life is short, yet amazing. Enjoy the ride.

Revisited: Eric Benet

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Here's a few song/videos from Eric Benet...enjoy!

Eric Benet- Lost In Time

Lost In Time

I've been a big Eric Benet fan since I heard Femininity and I've been hooked since. His voice is smooth while he delivers passion and emotions through the words he sings...whew chile! LOL. So here's what I thought about his newest album and below are a few videos as well. Enjoy!

1. Never Want To Live Without You -5/5 Great song and even better song to start the album with.
2. Feel Good (feat. Faith Evans) -4/5 I love Faith Evans and while they can never top the Gorgy Porgy duet they recorded on A Day In the Life, I like this song a lot. It's very catchy and will have you singing in your head the chorus whether you want to or not.
3. Sometimes I Cry - 5/5 The leading single for the album that displays sheer emotion and pain that anyone can relate to whether you were the person who was broken up with or the one who handed out the relationship pink slip.
4. Always A Reason - 3/5 Not that it's not a good song because it is a good song, but it doesn't move me.
5. Paid (feat. Eddie Levert) - 4/5 I love this song, it has a retro feel to it and Eddie Levert is perfect for this song.
6. Take It (feat. Chrisette Michele) - 5/5 I absolutely love this song, it's my fave on the album.
7. Stir It Up - 3/5 I like it and what the lyrics mean, but that's all I have.
8. Summer Love (feat. India Benét) - 3/5 It's a good song and features his daughter so that's a plus.
9. Lost In Time - 3/5 Another good song.
10. Good Life (feat. Ledisi) - 4/5 While it's a good song I was expecting more from this duet and am slightly disappointed somewhat.
11.Something's Wrong - 3/5 Decent song to close the album out.

A Few More Faves

Def Poetry

I really miss this show that used to air on HBO, we need to petition to bring it back just like we did for other shows. It was a really unique show in that it was as the title states all about poetry, so enjoy some of the videos from the show.

Revisited- Common

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I'll admit I slept on Common back in the day, then he dropped Like Water For Chocolate and I haven't disrespected him since.( I was in love with him until Serena came into the picture and broke us up jk lol) If you have not listened to much of his music I recommend listening to Be and then you will have been a Witness. Enjoy these videos posted below.

Revisited- Kanye West

Here's a few Kanye West songs/videos that I like and maybe you do too...

Kanye West- MDTF

I have been a Kanye fan since he hit the scene back in 03' as a solo artist with College Drop Out and I somehow manage separate his personal life from my opinions when it comes to listening to his music. My fave album is Graduation, but I have favorite songs from all the albums. Enjoy!

1. Dark Fantasy- 5/5...Great opening song.
2. Gorgeous feat. Kid Cudi and Reakwon-3/5...Just an decent song to me, that is all.
3. Power- 4/5...being the leading single for this album, it was a good single to lead off with.
4. All of the Lights (Interlude)-5/5...nice interlude.
5. All of the Lights-5/5....I like everything about this song from the interlude that transitions to this song, to the beat and this was the perfect song for Rihanna to sing on.
6. Monster feat. Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver, and Rick Ross- 5/5 I like this song minus Ross and Jay-Z's verses, I just feel like they didn't really add anything to this song.
7. So Appalled feat. Jay-Z, Pusha T, Prynce Cy Hi, Swizz Beatz, and The RZA-
8. Devil in a New Dress- 4/5...not a bad song at all even with Rick Ross(my bad to those who love Ross..not really)
9. Runaway feat. Rick Ross- 4/5...It's a decent song.
10. Hell of a Life-3/5...while I'm not a fan of autotune, it's an ok song. It reminds me of his heartbreak and 808's sound.
11. Blame Game feat. John Legend- 3/5...not a bad song at all, just not my fave.
12. Lost in the World feat. Bon Iver- 4/5 I like this song, it had to grow on me though with me listening a couple of times.
13. Who Survive in America?- 5/5...I like this song also, well how could one not like it? J/k

Re-Launch of MusicIsMyOtherLover

Ok today is officially the relaunch of my music blog, so thanks to those who have checked out my blog prior to today and to those who may check it out today. I look forward to your comments, requests, feeback and suppport as I embark on something new. Thanks so much and GOD bless!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Here' are few songs that I have heard recently, I can't decide how I feel about them yet. So check them out and maybe post comments on what you think.(threw in all of the lights well bc I like it)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

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The Tipping Point- Houston

I have been fascinated with sneakers since I was a child, but as I have gotten older it's more of the unique styling and colors that draws me in when I make a purchase. I've never been into the overly-girly colored type of sneakers, but I do enjoy a pair of J's with pink or purple color details or an orange pair of Air Max 95s. So I came across this store which is located in downtown H-Town, I decided to share to all my fellow sneaker heads....check out the store whenever you're in Houston or even online.
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