Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lessons in Personal Accountability...

I just had a security call because a 19 year old young man was fighting with another man on the property. The security guard approached them and they cussed her so badly that she called me. When I arrived, the first thing out of this 19 year old's mouth was "Ms. Blake, I hate you and I'd appreciate you not saying shit to me because you took my mama from me two days before Christmas two years ago. You really hurt my feelings by doing that!"

Wow... I know that people tend to hold grudges and it's always nice to blame SOMEBODY when things go unfavorably in life. But how is it MY fault that his mother was arrested on felony warrants two days before Christmas two years ago????? Parents, please teach your kids about personal accountability and taking responsibility for their/your own actions. Otherwise, they will go through life pointing one finger at others while three fingers are pointing back at them!

Thank You,
Officer Blake

Put It Down- Brandy ft. Chris Brown

We are patiently waiting on this video but for now just check out the song. Love it and already have it in rotation on the next playlist coming up soon! Enjoy!!!!

Thyroid Dysfunction

7.31.12 Thought Of The Day

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

R.I.P. Sherman Hemsley

Rest In Peace Sherman Hemsley!

There could only be one George Jefferson and you played that character so well that its hard not to laugh just thinking about all the mess George was always in the middle of. Our childhoods would not have been the same without George, Weezy, Mr.Bently, Helen/Tom Willis and who could forget Florence!

(Check Out Our Favorite Clips Below From The Jeffersons)

Shit Happens But...

7.25.12 Thought Of The Day

10 Great Smartphone Applications!!

I know a lot of you have smart phones like androids, and blackberrys and iphones. I have compiled a list of my favorite apps for these devices. Most of these are available at least on both android and iphone. Some you may know about and some you may wonder why you didn’t already know about. Either way I hope you enjoy the list and that at least some of you find something you didn’t know you needed.

1. Groupon
This app allows you to not only search through and purchase available offers on the groupon service. You can also use the app to present the deal to the establishment rather than printing anything out. This is one of my favorites because it makes using the groupon service that much easier.

2. Shazam
This app will id any song playing when you run it and tell it to “listen”. Great for when that mystery song comes on the radio or at the bar!

3. Dropbox
Many are familiar with the dropbox service for your computer. This allows your phone to share in the action of allowing you to access documents as well as put them in the dropbox for future access

4. Remote For iTunes
This app allows your android phone to control your itunes playback using your home wifi to communicate. With both the computer and the phone connected to the same network (and itunes running as well) you can select what song or playlist to play, and control volume and other settings. If you’re nerdy like me and have multiple pc’s yes you can program the app to control itunes on all of them. You’ll just have to make sure the correct pc is selected to control.

5. Tango
This is your standard video call application. It ties to your phone number so once you sign up you can see which of your friends have signed up and tied their numbers to tango. I’ve used other similar programs but I like this one a little better for some reason.

6. Waze
This app is part GPS part social networking. Of course you can use it for directions since it’s a GPS app. However, built into this app is a way of passing along traffic sightings to anyone who wishes to join the Waze community. You can report anything from stalled cars on the road to police car sightings to standstill traffic jams. When you sign up for the app you will find different groups for your area based most of the time on where people are driving to and from to get to work and back. You can start a group that’s more fitting for your own commute or join one that fits your needs. When people report things they get the opportunity to report to specific groups.
You can also program your favorite destinations into the app for easy access. There are some goofy parts of it such as picking your car icon, setting your mood, and picking up these little point pellets – which most of the time are not on your direct route as though you’re going to forget you’re going somewhere and go “pacmanning” all around the streets of your city. Most recently in an update they have added a gas price feature. Overall a handy app to know when there are traffic jams ahead that you should avoid.

7. Moe's
This is for the Moe’s fan on the go. I love Moe’s but going there at certain times of the day sucks because of the long line just to get to start the process of going down the line to order bit by bit. This app removes that part of your Moe’s experience. You order on the app and pay with a credit card. When you go to the store you just walk directly to the register and pick up your already paid for order. For me this app is Heaven sent since I only have a half hour for lunch. The only thing to watch out for is if you open it in a quiet area if your media volume is up it yells “Welcome to Moe’s!!!” 

8. Team viewer
This app is one of my favorites. I already have this on my pc’s and use it to access one from the other. This app allows you to sign in and access any of your account pc’s from your phone.
This is very helpful if you need a file or just remote access to your pc. I’ve even used it to remote in and shut down my pc when I wasn’t home and saw it was about to storm really badly.

9. Ibiker
Unlike every other app on here this is an exclusively iphone/ipod app. I use this for when I go out riding my bike. The GPS allows it to track my path, speed, calories burned, and other statistics about my rides. It stores all of these so you can look back on your results. The app will even notify you when you break previous records – such as longest distance ridden, longest time riding, and most calories burned. Don’t let the title fool you it also can be used for running, walking, hiking and other activities.

10. Hey Tell
The best way I can describe Hey Tell is it is like an audio text message device. This allows you to send little audio clips back and forth and essentially have not necessarily real time voice conversations. I know lots of people hate texting. This could be the answer for them in certain situations. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

R.I.P. Sally Ride (5/26/51 – 7/23/12)

Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. Ride joined NASA in 1978, and in 1983 became the first American woman to enter space. On her first mission at age 32, she was the youngest American to enter space.

 On June 18, 1983, she became the first American woman in space as a crew member on Space Shuttle Challenger for STS-7. On STS-7, during which the five-person crew deployed two communications satellites and conducted pharmaceutical experiments, Ride was the first woman to use the robot arm in space and the first to use the arm to retrieve a satellite. Her second space flight was in 1984, also on board the Challenger. She spent a total of more than 343 hours in space.

Ride received numerous awards, including the National Space Society's von Braun Award, the Lindbergh Eagle, and the NCAA's Theodore Roosevelt Award. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and the Ast...
ronaut Hall of Fame and was awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal twice.[5] Ride was the only person to serve on both of the panels investigating Shuttle accidents (those for the Challenger accident and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster). Two elementary schools in the United States are named after her: Sally K. Ride Elementary School in The Woodlands, Texas, and Sally K. Ride Elementary School in Germantown, Maryland.
On December 6, 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Ride into the California Hall of Fame, located at the California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts. Sally Ride died on July 23, 2012, after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. See More

Song Of The Day: R.Kellys Feelin Single

This is one of the hottest songs out there right now! We are in love with it here at Real.Life.Woman.Talk. Enjoy!!!

My Pills Have Kicked In!

7.24.12 Thought Of The Day

Monday, July 23, 2012

Health Tip: Respiratory Failure

I am amazed how my days at work seem to take on themes. This past week’s theme was Respiratory Failure (the inability to breath without the existence of oxygen or life support, i.e. lungs not working). The Health Tip: Don't expose yourself unnecessarily to that which literally compromises "the breath of life". Tobacco exposure, illicit inhalants, and even occupational hazards tend to be the culprits. Have A Healthy Day!!!

Song Of The Day: TLC's Unpretty

Happy Monday Music! You ladies know we sometimes feel unpretty on Monday's :)

It's Monday.....

7.23.12 Thought Of The Day

Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekend Playlist Recommendations...

12th Annual She Speaks Conference!

July 20-22, 2012, Concord, North Carolina

If you have a passion to share the messages God has placed on your heart through speaking or writing, we invite you to join us at our 12th annual She Speaks Conference.
During this life-changing three day conference, you will receive the tools and the confidence you need to answer God’s call on your life. You will learn how to make the most of your messages, the nuts and bolts of speaking, writing, leading and influencing, and have the opportunity to meet with some of today’s top Christian publishers. And you will be inspired and encouraged. She Speaks is not just another conference … it is a true experience with God and a revival in your calling!
For specific details about the conference, click on Conference Information.

Girls Can Do Anything...

7.20.12 Thought Of The Day

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Raw Video: Kiss Cam Catches Obamas

R.I.P. Stephen R. Covey!

Mr. Covey you will be greatly missed! Thank you for leaving your legacy and your gifts will keep on giving for generations to come.

Stephen R. Covey, personal development legend and one of TIME's 25 most influential Americans died the morning of July 16, 2012.

Instead of writing our own tribute we thought it is best to post a article written about Mr.Covey's well known classic "7 Habits of Hightly Effective People": Click this link -->  http://www.success.com/articles/1882-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people

Photo Of The Day: Happiness....

7.17.12 Thought Of The Day

Monday, July 9, 2012

Song Of The Day: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

Yes, this is Monday and yes we have more new old school music!

Photo Of The Day: Fitness...LMAO!

7.9.12 Thought Of The Day

"Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back!  Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.  It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone."
 - Unknown

We Are Baaaacccckkkkk!

Our week off is over and we are back in full force! Let's Go!!!!