Thursday, March 01, 2007
Goodbye at 200
So I made it to my 200th post… When I first started blogging I never imagined that I would be around this long. I never imagined that blogging would be this addictive. I was so into blogging, I didn’t even realize when I made it to post 100… I was at post 114 and was like, dag… I missed my 100th post! LOL.

I started blogging back in 2005 when I was at my first job out of college. GTL was on the blog-scene so I decided to join him. Plus at the time, I was stressed about work and my at-the-time “roommate” and needed to vent. At that time, I was a lurker. I read the blogs of GTL friends and their friends… but never commented. Don’t know why… just never did.

Then one day I was on GTL’s page and saw a comment from our homie Kween… After that, it was a rap! I saw links on her page to D. Dot “the King” and that’s when I first got addicted to blogger. I switched jobs, and I was so bored at my new place of employment.. I mean I literally was on D. Dot’s page all day like it was a chat room. I had so much fun. That’s when I was first introduced to so many bloggers on my blogroll: Laa, Chele, BklynDiva, No1Special, Missy Mizz JJ and SanginDiva to name a few… these ladies were mad cool! Of course so many women in one area leads to drama… but not with these ladies… There were other chicks there in the “kingdom” that couldn’t stand me and Kween.. but as my blog says “Ask me if I care!”

From there I met so many other wonderful people by hitting up their blogrolls and comment sections… (Freaky Deaky, LadyNay, Royce’s Daughter, Organized Noise, Rob Mack, The Mistress) And to my surprise, other’s found me! Honey-Libra, Luvin’ Me, Thoughts of a Southern Gal, Yazmar… I was like “Wow! I’m interesting to someone!” LOL!

As time moved on and we got to know more about each other online, I had the pleasure of actually meeting a few of them in person: BklynDiva, Missy, G-Mo, Enigma, Dynasty, SomeOne, Honey-Libra, LadyNay, Laa, Organized Noise, and Cool AC. Hanging out with these folks was a lot of fun. So much fun that we plan to do it again real soon!

Blogging has helped me get through so many long, boring days at work. It has introduced me to so many wonderful people that I plan to keep in my life for a long time… And it all started here at Blogger.…
But now it’s time for me to say goodbye….

I’m not leaving for good… Just blogger. I gave up cursing so I can’t say how I really feel about this crappy blogsite… just know that I think it sucks monkey balls! LOL.

You can find me at a new location: I’m still trying not to care about people so much… but it’s still so hard! So everything is pretty much remaining the same (except the blogsite of course!) Update ya'll sites! I hope that if I decide to stick around another 200 posts… that you guys will stick with me :-)
posted by TTD at 3/01/2007 09:36:00 PM | Permalink | 16 comments
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Lent & Stress
Update: I had a freaking blast on the ski trip this weekend. Since the next post is post 200... I'm not going to post about the ski trip until post 201... Plus I still haven't uploaded my pictures. But.. I won't be posting post 200 until the end of this week because I have a paper/presentation to do, as well as study for a test... all due Thursday... You guys may see me pop up in ya'll comment sections from time-to-time (when I need a quick break from school work) but I won't be around all like that this week.... Hope all is well with you :-)

Today is Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent… the 40 days and nights before Easter… In the Catholic Church, we give up something dear to you during this time in order to become closer to God. (I believe they do this in other denominations of Christianity.. but I don’t for sure.) Anyways… I was debating what I was going to give up… I thought about sex but that wouldn’t be fair to GTL. I thought about sodas… but whenever I drink too much, I need ginger ale in the morning…. I thought about fast foods, but since I’ve started trying to lose weight, I don’t eat fast food that much anymore…. I’ve thought about alcohol… but let’s face it, I’m a lush and I don’t have the will power to stop. LOL. So I think I’m going to give up profanity. I try to tone it down here on the blog… but umm.. I curse like a sailor for real. So I think that’s what I’m giving up… I’m also going to work on some other personal things within.

Yesterday was a long day for me… People get a 3-day weekend and come back RETARDED!!! We were sooo busy yesterday and I hated it. And I have a bunch of other stuff going on…

March 9th is starting to give me a headache… well not the day itself, but the owner of the club. First, he wanted to rent out the 3rd floor b/c that’s guaranteed money for him… Ok, but what about us? No offense, but we’re going to NEED all 3 floors of that club for our guests to be comfortable. If we only have the first 2 floors to deal with, they’re going to be cramped and probably (1) leave early (2) never come back to one of our events again (3) depending on how packed it is in there, niggas may get the fighting cause drinks are getting spilled on them and they keep getting bumped into… I can go on and on about what could happen if all we had were 2 floors. So I drafted this nice long email (since dude never called me back) expressing my concerns. He replies back w/ “The event will be moved, but I need to know how many people you plan to have.” I want to curse w/ this answer!!!! But I’ll just say, I don’t know. How can I say how many people exactly we’re going to have… Just cause we have 150-200 people on our email list, doesn’t mean that that’s all we’re going to have there. Who knows who they’re going to bring with them. And it also doesn’t mean that just b/c they’re on our list, they’re going to come. And what about the people that we know that’s NOT on our email list? And what about all the people that we’re promoting to???? He’s pissing me off. I’m coming to learn that the club owners in this city are shady! And I ain’t got time! Hopefully our next experience in May will be a lot smoother.

I have 2 more classes left for this session… I have a paper, presentation and a test next Thursday. I was supposed to work on my paper this week, but I couldn’t b/c I need approval from my teacher 1st (on the topic) and also, I had to wash clothes and pack for this ski trip. Although I’m excited about going, it comes at the most inopportune time. So next week I’ll have to read 4 boring ass chapters to study for my test, as well as write a 3 page paper and prepare a presentation. I thought about taking my book on the trip to read on the bus… But once everybody gets to drinking on there, I’m sure they’re going to be nice & loud & rowdy, so what’s the point? Monday was supposed to be a day of rest, but It’ll be spend reading and writing. Sucks to be me!!!

**** On a lighter note... One more post until 200 ****
posted by TTD at 2/21/2007 10:27:00 AM | Permalink | 15 comments
Monday, February 19, 2007
This weekend wasn’t too exciting… Friday I was supposed to go to 2 separate happy hours, but plans got changed. So I did nothing. I watched TV, I don’t remember the last time I watch Vegas and Numbers…. It was great! I was well rested.

I had to work this weekend at my part-time job. That was…. that. LOL. After work, I went home, and Twin and I went to a Wine Tasting w/ an after party. That was cool. We were there to promote March 9th… but of course we got our party on. Why can’t men just hold a conversation with someone without trying to hit on them? Why can’t they just dance with someone without trying to hit on them? Geesh! We got there about 8:30PM and stayed until about 12:30AM.

The wine tasting was bootleg. It was supposed to be from 7PM-10PM. They said that it actually ends at 9:30PM.. tell me why they were shutting shit down at 9:10? And the dude that they had pouring the wine didn’t know much about wines. They had ONE bottle of about 8 different wines and once they ran out, it was gone. Half of the wines that they had, they didn’t serve at the club. We were like WTF? So after that was over, I kindly went to the bar, and got myself some Hennessy! Twin and I did a lot of promoting… damn near all the cards that we had to pass out, were gone. I met this one dude that does flyers Check him out here. After he saw the card that we were handing out (that I made) he was trying to hire me. We’ll see if that was just the alcohol talking or what… but anyway to make some more money…..

Why this old dude (he was the picture guy) walked up to me & Twin while we were sitting down. He asked were we ready to get our picture taken, we were like sure. His flash was bright as hell! So we asked to see the pic to make sure, our eyes weren't closed. We were like, it's cool. 5 min later, he came back w/ a hard copy for us to purchase... Umm.. when the hell did we say we were going to buy a picture? LOL. And the way a picture looks on the camera, compared to printed out.. is a lot different b/c the picture looked a mess... our eyes weren't closed, but they were on their way! He got mad and was like... you said OK to the picture before I printed it.. and we were like, and we thought you were going to post the picture on the website! Not try and sell it to us. I thought if you WANTED your picture taken in the club, you go to the camera man yourself, not have the camera man try to force you buy a picture. LOL. He had an attitude w/ us. Oh well! That was his dumbness!

Yesterday.. was tax day. I did my taxes, GTL taxes, and my mom’s taxes. I know, Freaky, it’s good to break even.. but shit! I want a large refund! LOL. I always get a few bucks back from Federal, but never a lot… and I always owe bullshit ass MD something! Oh well…. When I have kids… I won’t have that problem! LOL.

After work… I went to Kween’s house. We started back up our Sunday dinners. Last night was Mexican night… that was muy delisciouso! LOL – I stole that from my Twin.

Today… I’m at work… because it’s a holiday, we split the shifts up into 5 hours shifts. I’m working 11AM to 4PM… and it’s pretty quiet, so I’m not complaining.

This weekend is the ski trip… I’m getting a little excited now. I think once I have my shit packed, I’ll really be excited! I have to get some ski gloves… and I’m looking for those hats that cover your face… everything but the eyes. My one co-worker said I should get some goggles… I don’t plan on skiing like that, but we’ll see.

How was your weekend?
posted by TTD at 2/19/2007 01:34:00 PM | Permalink | 18 comments
Friday, February 16, 2007
OK, so everyone wants to know what was exchanged for Valentine’s Day. Well, like I said GTL and I have big plans for this year so we can’t afford to spend a bunch of money of gifts for trivial holidays. We know we love each other… we don’t need a holiday to express that love to one another…. Anyways… Like I said, last week was Restaurant Week, I treated to dinner on Friday and that was my pre-Valentine’s Day gift… and I gave him a card. On Valentine’s Day, I gave him another card and a heart-shaped box of Russell Stover’s Chocolate. He cooked for me… And he gave me a purse & a wallet & a shorty of Hennessy. We spent the evening sipping wine, playing cards, and watching TV. It was a lot of fun!

Today, my Twin and I will be going to a happy hour… gotta get my promotions on. We were supposed to go out last night… but um… it was 18 degrees outside when I got out of class! Fuck that! That’s way too cold! We’re doing the happy hour, cause it ends at 11PM… and I work at my part-time job this weekend.

Since I was off on MLK day, I have to work on President’s Day… but I only have to work 5 hours. I get to sleep in, cause I chose to work the 11AM-4PM shift… So I think I may look for something to get into on Sunday night… I have to see how cold it is outside!

I’m slowly approaching post 200 (3 more to go!) I know what I’m going to do for that post too! It should be good.

What’s going on with you people?
posted by TTD at 2/16/2007 10:42:00 AM | Permalink | 5 comments
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Happy Valentine’s Day
Today is Valentine’s Day. A day for lovers. And if you’re in the Baltimore area and can afford to take off due to this mess outside, you and your lover will definitely be practicing making babies today! But not me (not yet anyways! LOL) I’m stuck at work. Why? You ask… because we not only support 500 people in the Baltimore area… but another 1000 or so people across the country. So we’re stuck, until someone shows us some mercy and let us go home.

What’s planned for tonight? I don’t know. GTL won’t tell me. LOL. But it’s nothing big. Today is really just another day… with the excuse to get a mushy card and some chocolate! :-) He’s cooking for me… but he does that often. I bought all of my co-workers a lollipop. Tell me how much sense does this make…. My job is selling lollipops, each for a dollar. I bought a bag of 20 lollipops for a dollar… do the math. Anyone that buys the lollipops from my job are some retards! I can’t share what I got GTL, because we didn’t wake up together… so we’re exchanging them tonight.

I went to write a post yesterday, but then I decided to do my paper. I’m finally getting my priorities together. LOL. I knocked a page out of the way, I got 2 more to go. I currently have an 87% in my class. I know that’s a good average and all, but ya’ll know I’m on my mission to get straight A’s in grad school, so it looks like I have to buckle down this semester! I’m really disappointed in myself. I know I can do better if I just give the effort, but I’m not. I’m too lazy to study. And prefer to party on the weekend than read.

My weight lost is coming along. I lost another 2 pounds. I was ready to give up on this diet, but it works! So I’m going to try 3 more times…. And then I’m going to quit. In between the diet, I’m counting calories. I was doing 1000 calories a day… but, I read, compared to the amount that I was consuming before, to make that drastic of a drop isn’t good. So I’m upping that amount to 1500 calories a day.

Last week was Winter Restaurant Week – all of the nice restaurants were serving full course meals for $30.07. Wed, GTL, Twin & I went to the Rusty Scupper – OVERRATED!!! The ambiance and the view was amazing, but the food SUCKED! I’m glad it only cost $30…. Cause if I (actually GTL) paid full price for the crap that we had… I would be extremely upset. Friday, we went to the Blue Sea Grill. Their food was GREAT! And I got this drink called an Ocean’s 11… amazing! It was blue and pretty and tasty! Saturday, we went to a wine tasting. That was different. We’re not big on wine.. but going, I’ve learned that I don’t like red wines… sparkling wines are cool, but I prefer blushes. Saturday night, I was supposed to go out, but my homegirl was feeling well. GTL and his homeboys went to DC. He didn’t have such a great time. He usually NEVER goes to DC, but his boys kept bugging him, so he went. He won’t be going back. LOL. Sunday, we didn’t do anything (I don’t think.)

Monday, I was busy at work…. Yesterday I was busy doing homework… Today…. I’m here…….. What’s going on with you?
posted by TTD at 2/14/2007 09:44:00 AM | Permalink | 13 comments
Monday, February 12, 2007
What can you bring to the table?
I am swamped this morning at work... but I wanted to say hello to you guys! So I decided to share an email that I received with you all... Hope you guys had a great weekend! Hopefully I'll be able to update later today or sometime tomorrow... Either way.. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!

In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question "What kind of man are you looking for?" She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking Do you really want to know?" Reluctantly, he said "Yes." She began to expound... "As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man what he can do for me that I can't do for myself. I pay my own bills. I take care of my household without the help of any man...or woman for that matter. I am in the position to ask, "What can you bring to the table?" The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money. She quickly corrected his thought and stated, "I am not referring to money. I need something more. I need a man who is striving for perfection in every aspect of life." He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, and asked her to explain. She said "I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection mentally because I need conversation and mental stimulation. I don't need a simple-minded man. I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection spiritually because I don't need to be unequally yoked... believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster. And even if he is a believer; he needs to believe as I do. I need a man who is striving for perfection f inancially because I don't need a financial burden. I am looking for someone who is sensitive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, and strong enough to keep me grounded when I do go through changes. I don't need a man who is going to purposely bring me grief. I am looking for someone who I can respect. In order to be submissive, I must respect him and he must respect me. I cannot be submissive to a man who isn't taking care of his business or who is "messy" in his personal affairs. I have no problem being submissive.. . but he has to be worthy. God made woman to be a help mate for man . I can't help a man if he can't help himself. If he can't help himself then he definitely can't help me. When He said," You are asking a lot. "She replied, "I'm worth a lot." Send this to every woman you know who's worth a lot. You never know she may be suffering from low-self esteem and may not know her worth. And send this to every man who needs to know this and ask him "What can YOU bring to the table?"
posted by TTD at 2/12/2007 10:20:00 AM | Permalink | 12 comments
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Happy Birthday & Tag
aka SomeOne aka KnowOne aka No1Special aka Chklt… lol

Glad you going to Cancun…. But mad I can't party with you this weekend =(

“30’s the new 20, Nigga I’m so hot still!”

So for your birthday, I said I would answer your tag….

Tag: Share 5 things the blogger fam doesn't know about me

This was really hard b/c um… I don’t think I hold things back from ya’ll so I had to come up w/ things I haven’t shared…

1. Basketball: From some of the comments in my last post, it seems that not everyone knew that I played basketball. I started when I was 8 and played all through high school. My senior of high school, my coach sucked all of the fun out of the sport for me, so my freshman year of college, I sat out. I picked it back up for my sophomore and junior years of college. (I could only play 2 years in the league that we played in.) So ever since… I like to shoot around, and I’ll sometimes play in a pickup game…

2. Spoiled: I’m spoiled rotten! I have a ½ sister, but really grew up as the only child. My mom and grandmother spoiled the shit out of me, and GTL just made me rotten! I don’t like to hear the word NO b/c in the land of the spoiled, that word does not exist! LOL. Yes I get mad when I don’t get my way, and sometimes through a temper-tantrum like I’m 2. Sue me! LOL.

3. Nosey: I’m nosey. Hence why I blog. LOL. I like to know what’s going on with everyone… but the people in “everyone” consists of those that I actually know. I could give 2 shits about a celebrity (except AI!) I just “need” to know what’s going on w/ my family, friends, & blog fam…

4. Eating: I’m a picky eater. I pretty much eat the same three types of meat: chicken, beef, pork (with an occasional turkey.) I eat the same few vegetables: broccoli, string beans, greens, and uncooked carrots. If I don’t like the way something LOOKS or SMELLS I won’t eat it… I won’t even give it a try.

5. Career: I went into the field of computers because I liked math. And I actually started off in programming (which uses math) but after a semester of that BS, I switch to IT. It’s OK. I really wish I could do something else, but I haven’t the slightest idea of what that would be. I’m content in my current location, because my co-workers make my job great. I’m in school to be an IT Manager…. But I don’t know if that’s what I really want to do! I definitely want to get out of the helpdesk, but I don’t know what field of IT I would (or am even qualified for) go to. The skills that I’m getting in school, I could use in ANY management position… but other than NOTHING! I don’t know what I want to do (professionally) for the rest of my life.

Now I'm supposed to tag ppl… Missy!!!
posted by TTD at 2/07/2007 03:24:00 PM | Permalink | 17 comments