Keys to a Healthy Marriage

9 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Healthy At Any Age | Shine on Yahoo!

I heart The Swayzes

I fell in love with Patrick Swayze back when he was playing Orry Main on North and South. Sure, as a Southern black woman I should probably not have been swooning over the boy in the gray uniform, but it couldn’t be helped. Flash forward to this little-known (at least when I saw it) movie called Dirty Dancing and I was totally hooked. His death was nearly as heartbreaking for me as Michael Jackson’s, even though I had time to adjust and expect it despite continuously hoping for miracles. So when a Patrick moment comes along to make me smile, I pay attention.

I’ve been to the wax museums before and see the statues, particularly the celebrity likenesses (more pictorial memories That 2005 Heffa That Shall Not Be Named stole from me), but it’s never been any big to-do for me to visit or revisit when there’s a new addition. I WILL now be planning a trip to see the Patrick-as-Johnny statue balancing on the log, if for no other reason (if they let me) to get to do what Lisa Niemi got to do at the unveiling. Everybody should get to be Baby now and then…and get out of that corner.

Now if only somebody will re-air that SNL Chippendales skit with him and Chris Farley…… 😉

Post-script: VERY nice biography on Patrick: http://wazzasplace.blogspot.com/2009/09/patrick-swayze-nice-guygone-too-soon.html

Don’t piss off the Princess

I have, over the years, developed a thicker skin than I used to have. Before, I would yearn to be liked and accepted by everyone and literally be crushed and heartbroken if anyone laughed at, scorned or otherwise dismissed me. And while I realize that as an artist–whether in my dancing, sketching or writing–that I am ultimately opening myself up to other people’s opinions and potential ridicule, I had this need to please everyone and make sure they liked me. Well, while there’s still a part of me seeking acceptance and approval, the need now is not as great. Doing whatever I do is first and foremost to make me happy and to express whatever I have inside through my words and movements, and having someone validate and applaud me at this stage is just gravy.

So all that was said to say this: to the jackass whose comment about my uninteresting, whining drivel appropriately wound up in the spam folder–please know that I am a contented resident of the small town of DILLIGARA, and your opinion of my posts is not and will never be my end-all, be-all. I’m too much of a lady to tell you where you can put that comment, but I’m sure you can guess….

The Princess is not to be played with….

Jonathan Bines: How to Speak Republican

It’s simplistic, and I know it doesn’t apply to everyone–but damn if I didn’t giggle…..

Jonathan Bines: How to Speak Republican.

The One Guaranteed Way To Improve Your Relationship In The Next 30 Days | Black and Married With Kids.com – A Positive Image of Marriage and Family

I think I want to marry this website….LOL Seriously, a lot of the issues addressed in this blog touch a little close to home–not wanting to get too deep but every couple has issues every now and again, and this is worth looking at.

The One Guaranteed Way To Improve Your Relationship In The Next 30 Days | Black and Married With Kids.com – A Positive Image of Marriage and Family.

You Can Break The Cycle | Black and Married With Kids.com – A Positive Image of Marriage and Family

I know I’ve been reposting a lot of these articles on marriage, but I think they’re worth reading….

You Can Break The Cycle | Black and Married With Kids.com – A Positive Image of Marriage and Family.

You Say You Want Joy And Peace In Your Relationship, But Do You Really? | Black and Married With Kids.com – A Positive Image of Marriage and Family

You Say You Want Joy And Peace In Your Relationship, But Do You Really? | Black and Married With Kids.com – A Positive Image of Marriage and Family.

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