The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul
The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

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Don't listen to those who say, 'You're taking too big a chance.' Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today

Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me

So its the big 38 today. 

1st of all I have to thank my mother for continuing to be a bright shining light in my life

So I though I would do something different with this blog. Here are 38 things that I have learned in my 38 years.


1. My gut feelings are spot on

2. I am not supposed to get along with everyone, or make everyone like me
3.  There are always at least 2 choices, even if I don't like either of them
4.  Sometimes people are just begging for you to lay into them verbally. So don't feel bad 
5. If you don't ask, the answer is always no
6. My silence is sometimes the best option
7.   There is always hope
8.   I can always be grateful for something
9.  Its not time that heals. Its what you do with that time.
10.  My life is my responsibility 
11.  Complaining constantly only makes you miserable company
12.  If i'm not making mistakes, i'm not trying hard enough
13 You train people how to treat you
14. Emotion is not a sign of weakness. Knowing when its appropriate is a skill
15.  Google university is my friend 
16.  My close friends are amazing 
17.  Honesty is always the best policy
18.  Short term misery is always better than long term pain
19.  You should never stop learning, or trying to be a better version of yourself
20. Worry is useless, unless it motivates you to take action
21.  When people show you who they are , believe them
22.  There is only fear, and love. And only one of them is fun
23.  Success belongs to those who talk little but do a lot
24.  Before you complain about having too much on your plate , you should think about those who can't even sit at the table.
25.   The 3 C's in life :Choice, Chance, Change
26.  Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.
27.  No matter how good it may seem, not every opportunity extended to you is meant for you
28. You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
29.  Every step I take OUT of my comfort zone is one step closer to my destiny.
30. With the right attitude, you can let the very things that were meant to demolish you, polish you!
31.  Living well is the best revenge.
32. Never apologize for being single. Better to be someone who's single than someone who settled
33.  If someone starts backing away, the worst thing you can do is chase them. Give them space and let them figure it out
34. There are no exchanges or refunds on dignity or class. If you surrender yours, don't expect to get them back
35. I'd rather stay quiet than explain my problems to people that don't really car
36.  Success hugs you in private but Failure always slaps you in public
37. Do what makes you happy and not what makes others happy.
38.Everything happens for a reason. Maybe you don't see the reason; but when its finally revealed, it will blow you away

Day #30 Music Challenge

Well Im all smiles today. More so than most.

So a song for today

Now yep I'm 38 today 

A song that as I child I remember 

I love the count. He taught me how to count

If your of an age. Yes I am aware of the other version of this song. Go find it yourself.   lol

And I must say the challenge was damn hard.  Hope you enjoyed it

Back to track I go. 1st workout for 2012 on Monday.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day #29 Music Challenge

So I think this time last year I was singing along to this. If not oh well I'm nearly at the end of the challenge

Day 29 - My favorite song from last year
Usher  - Daddy's Home 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 28 - Music Challenge

Every now and again I dont really listen to the words of a song. Like the beat and wiggle away.  So a few summers ago I would sing along to this song until I was asked if I knew what I was singing.


A friend used to call this the prostitution song. Yep thanks Ciara nice catchy tune. But, really????

The video which I had not seen did give it away. (covers my eyes in shame)  lol 

'I market it so good.....'  wow

Yep got caught out on this one. But it was a good catchy tune.  lol 

Day 28 - Song that your embarrassed to know the words to

Ride - Ciara

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day # 27 Music Challenge

I loved this movie its on my top 5.  If you get a chance you should watch it

Day 27 - Song from one of your favorite movies 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day #26 Music Challenge

I played these songs so much that my Nephew who was 4 or 5 years old new the words to both of these songs. My sister was less than impressed.  lol

We might have a reggae superstar in the family. Not!!  lol  

But, I LOVE both of these songs an Maxie has a cute little voice. 

Day 26 - Songs that friends or family go board of me playing

Serani - No Games

Jah Cure - Call On Me

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day #25 Music Challenge

I have always chuckled when these songs have come on

Day 25 - Songs that make me laugh

The Corrs - I Never Really Loved You Anyway

Daddy Rich - Yo Mo Malkie

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day #24 Music Challenge

I was introduced to a show called Treme and I really love the music from the show.  Its based on life after Hurricane Katrina.  I can't wait for the new series. Great show!!

I now have an appreciation for Louisiana Jazz. A comment on you tube sums my feelings 'My soul is tickled by this music!'

They played this song on the show and it blew me away. 

Day 24 - Theme tune from your favorite show 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day #22 Music Challenge

Ok the lovey dovey Joicey. Not!!
But I do think both of these songs would be appropriate at my wedding if I get married

Day 22 - Songs that you would play at your wedding
Jodeci - My Heart Belongs To You

Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

So todays the day that I head down to my favorite place (not). the airport. Headed back to IMG in Bradenton, Florida. I've really missed the place so it will be good to see all the guys down their. Coach Visk my weight room coach has a program all ready for me im sure.

I have really enjoyed my break hanging out with my family and friends. I went to some events and forged relationships with people who will be supporting me and 

Day # 21 Music Challenge

This one is the pat yourself on the back song. Her voice is no the strongest and I think that makes the song even more special .

Day 21 - Song that I listen to when I'm sad

Heard A Word - Michelle Williams

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day #20 Music Challenge

This song is on  my house work play list. I jig around the house with the hoover

#Day 20 - Song that you listen to when you're happy

Love Come Down - Evelyn Champagne King

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day #19 Music Challenge

I think Chrisette Michelle has such a great voice. Pair her up with Jay Z and you get this great song.

Day 19 - A song that you listen to when your angry

Lost one. - Jay Z ft Chrisette Michelle

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day #18 Music Challenge

This is a song from the original Destiny's Child.  I used to have this album on repeat.
Plus its another one of my sing along songs.   

Day 17 - A song from your fav album

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day #17 Music Challenge

This song always gets me singing along. Its one of those ones if and when I hear it on the radio I sing along and feel real good about myself.

And because its a Michael Jackson song it makes it all that much more better  : )

Day 17 Song that I wish I heard on the radio
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day #16 Music Challenge

This song always makes me giggle. Mainly because when Drake sings the hook he sounds like hes singing down a funnel and then he tries to sing the high note. Yeps I'm laughing as I type lol

Have to take my hat off to Chrisette Michelle and Rick Ross though  *wink

Day 16 A song that you hear that makes you laugh

Rick Ross - Aston Martin Music

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day #15 Music Challenge

This ones pretty each. I love all thinks Prince and all of his songs are great. But, this one in particular gets me every time. Its such a sad song

Day 15 A song by your favorite male artist

Prince - Sometimes It Snows In April

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day #14 Music Challenge

As i'm kinda eclectic when it comes to music this part of the challenge is a whatever.

So here goes. I remember watching this movie when I was in high school. Loved the movie and loved this song

Day 14 A song that no one would expect you to love

Merry Xmas Mr Lawrence 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day#13 Music Challenge

This was one of my teenage songs. How did I know George was gay way back then. I just thought he was happy.  lol.  But damn can he move his hips. He was getting in this video.

So what I still love this song.

Day 13 Guilty pleasure song...

Wham - Im Your Man

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day#12 Music Challenge

My from one of my favorite females has to come from Aaliyah. This is one of her rare songs that I absolutely love.

Day 12 Song by my favorite female thats not known...

Aaliyah - John Blaze

Had to add this Beyonce tune also

Beyonce - Crazy Feelings

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day#11 Music Challenge

That would have to be Prince. Hes just so talented. Writes his own lyrics, composes the music. plays over 13 instruments, sings with a vocal range of 3 1/2 octaves.


Day 11 Song from my favorite band...

Prince - Purple Rain

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day#10 Music Challenge

I have listened to the whole album of Ava Cassidy in the dark on numerous occasions. Her voice is so haunting in a cool way. Maybe just because I know she is no longer with us

Day 10 Song I can fall asleep to...

Ava Cassidy - Fields of Gold

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day#9 Music Challenge

I love this song. Its on the house work playlist. And yep I can whip on the shorts and heels and whip my hair all over the place. With the vacuum cleaner. lol

Day 9 Song that I dance to

Amerie - 1 Thing

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day#8 Music Challenge

Now I once had a guy sing this to me and I was like "erm oh thats nice' But then I thought I actually like this song. So when I hear it I giggle about "ole dude' but I do like it.

I can't do the beat box at the beginning

Day 8 Song that I know all the words to...

Musiq Soul Child - Just Friends 

Had to add another. Sorry! Im so not playing to the rules

Play this song in a club and I have a little Karaoke moment.  lol

Donell Jones - Shorty Got Her Eyes On Me

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day#7 Music Challenge

Seville 1999 was my 1st World Championships. It was the beginning of my crazy journey with Tasha Danvers. There are video Chronicles of this trip. Broken windows, pulled emergency cords in the bathroom. Having reception call 3 times to ask if everything was ok. Yep every thing was fine. I was just hanging my knickers on cord to dry. lol

Danvers and I are terrible together but hey we have FUN

This song reminds me of this trip and Dwain Chambers singing along in his girl voice. LMFAO

Day 7 Song that reminds me of an event...

Destiny's Child - So Good

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day#6 Music Challenge

This song reminds me of a 2 month warm weather training camp in Arizona. It was hotter than hell and this album  played in the car to and from practice. I wont put on blast male training partners who used to make my ears bleed as they sang along.  lol  Mat Elias.

Day 6 The song that reminds me of somewhere...

Usher - Confesions

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day#5 Music Challenge

If I ever fancied myself as a singer this would be my Xfactor audition song. (Don't worry its not going to happen)

I sound fab with the bathroom acoustics.  lol

Day 5 My Xfactor audition song...

Keshia White - Weakness In Me

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day#4 Music Challenge

This song is so beautiful it makes my think  my foster father Reggie Baker. We lost him to Cancer back in  2008.  As a child he showed me what a true man is. I continue to hold him as my blue print.

Day 4 The song that makes me sad (but it also makes me remember a great great person)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day#3 Music Challenge

This is my shower song. It gets played most mornings. Its just up tempo, the words are great and it makes me smile.

Jill Scott has such a great natural voice.

Day 3 The song that makes me happy...

Jill Scott - Golden

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day#2 Music Challenge

This song just really wind. Bootleg Jodeci wanna be's.  lol . I can hear the 1st 3 notes like that show 'Name That Tune' and i'm reaching for the forward button.

They even had the nerve to remix it. (covers my eyes)

Day2 My least favorite song ..

Jagged Edge - Lets Get Married

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day#1 Music Challenge

With over 7000 songs on my iTunes this was not a difficult pick for me. Growing up my cousin was a DJ. I was forever round his house mooching through his records. Yes I said records. lol 

This song is simple but (shrug) its up their as one of my fav's. 

Funny thing occurred a few weeks ago. I was out with Tasha Danvers walking down the street. All of a sudden she started singing this song. I gave her a "How you know that song?" look. Her response "I'm old love, and we grew up listening to the same stuff"  lol

Day 1 My favorite song...

I couldn't resist here are 2 more.

Mica Paris - Should've Known Better

Amazing voice and just a great song to sing along to. This is on my housework play list

Amerie - I Just Died

Shrug don't know why just love it

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