Monday, April 30, 2012

Down For Maintenance...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stay Healthy Tip: Muscle/Joint Pain

Muscle/Joint aches and pain are NOT always signs of arthritis. Persistent pain that becomes more difficult to control with overt the counter medications and lifestyle change may be a symptom of a larger problem. For example: stress fractures, autoimmune disease, electrolyte imbalance, or blood/bone cancers. Make an appointment to see your doctor and know that you may be referred to an oncologist, rheumatologist, or orthopedist for further evaluation.
Have A Healthy Day!

Song Of The Day: Mary J. Blige - 25/8

Haven't heard this one in a while. Enjoy!

Photo Of The Day: Laughter Is...

4.25.12 Thought Of The Day

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

For all the stay at home moms!

A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog. Walking in the door, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall. In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel... She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"

She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?..."

"Yes," was his incredulous reply..

She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."

(Author and Photographer - Unknown)

Song Of The Day: Maroon 5 - Payphone

There is no such thing as too much Adam Levine so the latest from Maroon 5 was a no brainer for todays song choice of the day! Enjoy!!

Photo Of The Day: Love Thy Neighbor

4.24.12 Thought Of The Day

Friday, April 20, 2012

Movie Review: Think Like A Man

So I don't know how to start this or say this any other way. This movie is hilarious! First off, to be fair I have to point out that I have not read the book that this movie is based on. However, many of its finer points and highlights were featured in the film. I can't claim that Steve is some sort of wonderful relationship expert, but he does give some interesting insight into the mindset of men. Obviously Mr Harvey knows he cannot speak for every man out there, but he had something to say about the subject that he thought could help some people and make them laugh at the same time. The movie is a super funny way to spread his message. Some may resent the stereotypes portrayed in the movie but hey it was comedy designed to make fun of reality. Judging by the movie, funny man, Steve Harvey has written a great book and Kevin Hart really brought it home with his performance as narrator and on screen actor. Anyone who has seen any of Hart’s stand up would recognize that his obviously ad lib –ed if not totally improvised lines, blocking, mannerisms just screamed Kevin Hart. What I’m saying is it is likely that  no one told him to do any of that stuff! It works though. Actually all the actors were wonderful. Taraji P. Henson is fantastic! I loved her facial expressions in so many if the scenes. Let’s face it there is eye candy for everyone in here regardless of your preferences. You have Michael Ealy’s beautiful eyes, Terrence J and Romany Malco‘s good looks countered by beautiful ladies like Gabrielle Union, Tariji P Henson, and Meagan Good!!

The movie focuses on four couples - Dominic (Ealy) and Lauren (Henson) , Jeremy (Ferrara) and Kristen (Union), Mya (Good) and Zeke (Malco), Candace (Hall) and Michael (Terrence J). The premise is each guy is portraying a different stereotypical guy in the dating world and each girl is doing the same. The movie pairs them up in oddly coincidental …dare I even say ironic pairings in some cases. The women are all reading Steve Harvey’s book which both educates them on how to understand, treat, and ultimately keep the man and yourself happy. The men, while fed up with their relationship woes, find out about it and decide to read the book themselves in order to learn how to make their women happy even if it means lying or faking it.

Obviously for the sake of the comedy this plan backfires but does it totally? Yeah there are coincidences but since it’s a romantic comedy am I giving anything away when I tell you they end up together? Nah I didn’t think so either. One thing I liked about the movie was that while it painted a slightly rose colored picture of the struggles they were going through and how they were solved. Taking that part with a grain of salt the movie encourages couples to not only work out their problems constructively without games but also how the couples ultimately built each other up and helped improve their lives. I would definitely recommend this movie. It will make you laugh your booty off and you may even learn something about yourself or your partner. 

Song Of The Day: John Legend - Tonight

Straight off the Think Like A Man soundtrack...

Photo Of The Day: Oh You Have Swag?

4.20.12 Thought Of The Day

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Why You Should Invest In An Etiquette Class

When I was 17 years old the former First Lady of New Orleans told me that I must continue my etiquette class because one day I would receive an invitation for lunch or dinner with the President of the United States or First Lady. Well, today is that day!!! I will be attending a luncheon with Mrs. Michelle Obama. Thank you Mrs. Sybil Morial, I will be on my best behavior and use the proper fork! Have A Healthy Day!

Music Brings People To Life...

Song Of The Day: Groove Theory - Tell Me

This song came on the radio over the weekend and it was a no brainer to make it one of our songs of the week. This is one of those songs that brings back all sorts of memories. Enjoy!!!

Photo Of The Day: Strength Is ...

4.17.12 Thought Of The Day

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stay Healthy Tip: The Birds & The Bees

A conversation with a school resource officer (police officer) exposed some "medical perils" of the middle school student. Parents please have the "sex" talk with your children before they enter middle school. Your daughter shouldn't call an ambulance because she has her period. Your son should not have a nervous breakdown thinking he's going to become a dad because his girlfriend swallowed. Have the Talk!!!!! Have a Healthy Day!

Song Of The Day: Jessie J - Domino

Just the song for a Thursday pick me up! Enjoy!!

Thursday Laugh!

4.12.12 Thought Of The Day

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Euro MPs Backed Quotas...Interesting

As we come across articles that pertain to women we will re-post them here. These are not our original articles and the resource link will be posted at the end of the article if you want to read the original and not the reposted one.

13 March 2012

Euro MPs back quotas to get more woment into top jobs

The European Parliament has backed calls for quotas to put more woment into company boardrooms, if member states are deemed too slow to act.

The EU Commission wants the proportion of female board members at big companies to rise to 40% by 2020, from the current average of 12%. The Commission has said it may legislate to make quotas compulsory. The Euro MPs in Strasbourg also called for EU-wide measures to boost female representation in politics. Last week the EU's Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding, launched a public consultation to generate initiatives - including possible legislation - aimed at redressing the gender imbalance. Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain are among the countries that have already introduced gender quotas for companies. A majority of MEPs backed two resolutions aimed at tackling gender inequality - one targeting companies, initiated by Dutch liberal MEP Sophie in 't Veld, and another targeting political parties, by Finnish centre-right MEP Sirpa Pietikainen. "After decades of stagnation, it is high time to act," Ms in 't Veld said. "I don't think there is anyone who is really in favour of quotas. It is a necessary evil, because voluntary measures have got us nowhere. "Quotas are a very blunt instrument, and they can only have an impact in combination with other measures to facilitate and support more women in senior positions." The BBC's Chris Morris in Strasbourg says some critics regard the idea of EU-wide legislation on the gender issue as patronising and counter-productive. New research in the UK suggests that the number of women in British boardrooms is now increasing significantly without the use of mandatory quotas, he says. The research predicts that the number of women directors at major UK-listed companies is likely to rise above 25% by 2015. In national parliaments across the EU the proportion of women is 24%, and in national governments women make up 23% of the total. The report by Ms Pietikainen said women's representation in the European Parliament had risen to 35% and in the EU Commission the representation of women "is stagnating at one-third". She also noted that the Commission has never been chaired by a woman.


Song Of The Day: Jill Scott- So Blessed

This song of the day choice was selected for it lyrics.
So LISTEN closely and you will see why. Enjoy!!!

Oh Girl, Hold On...