Category: Stuff I Like
Remember I told y’all about the movie “The Coalition” my friend Monica Mingo made with Terrell Suggs who plays for the Baltimore Ravens and was the NFL Defensive Player of the year last year? (Okay, so I’m a football fan, sue me.) Well, it premiered at the ABFF (American Black Film Festival) last week!
The movie is the ultimate scorned woman tale. The male lead, Prime, is a pro athlete with all that entails: wine, women and song. Autumn, the woman scorned has mad skills at building a coalition to take her revenge against Prime and all his boys.
This is the kind of quality movie we’ve all been dying for and I can’t wait until you guys get to see it. Monica wrote and directed it, and Terrell, who plays for the Baltimore Ravens and was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year last year (Yeah, I said it again!) produced it.
As y’all know Sebastian Junger is the absolute love of my life. Someday I’m going to write an absolutely nauseatingly Mary Sue book starring the two of us, until then I’m usually salivating to get my hands on anything he’s written. I’ve been waiting for his latest, War, to come out in paperback. Well, guess what Santa left in my stocking? Yep. It’s so good I read it in two days flat. This man is so unbelievably talented he seriously makes me want to step away from the keyboard.
Reading his account of life in the Korengal valley in Afghanistan has inspired me to do a serious rewrite on my book, Buttercream. The lead character in that book is a helicopter pilot, and I’ve got all types of insights into what that life is like, that I never had before. I think it will result in a better, more well-rounded book.
I’ve mentioned repeatedly that my old point and shoot camera died sometime last spring. I’ve been waffling about buying a new camera ever since. I guess the hubster got tired of hearing my noise because he finally bought me a camera yesterday. Isn’t it pretty? Here’s the thing. This is no point and shoot. I think he bought the camera HE’D like the have, because he’s actually a photographer. On the other hand, I barely manage not to chop people’s heads off or get my thumbs in the picture. He set it up on the computer last night. From reading the manual, I know that this thing will do everything but floss your teeth for you. What setting did he put it on for me? Auto. Clearly he’s a man who knows his wife’s limitations well.
Look at this fabulous picture he took of the Luke last night. Seriously that man should be a professional. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
Now I can finally show you the awesome table I scored back in August. Can you believe this was less than $200?! From the design and the use of book-matched rosewood veneer I’d say it’s from the 1940s. And the lovely Art Deco design is fabulous. There are four of those solid wood balls and there are shelves on the other side as well. It’s actually large enough to be a console table in a foyer or an occasional table in a living room. I love this thing like damn and whoa!
I’m crazy about my lips and am fanatical about maintaining them. They’re full and lush with lots of surface area, so they dry out easily. I normally use Philosophy Hope in a Tube, but thought I’d look for something a little less spendy. I saw this product on sale at the drugstore and gave it a shot. It’s really, really good. I don’t think it’s as good as Philosphy’s Hope in a Tube (love that stuff!) but it’s a third the price and I think it has great results.
If you haven’t read this one you’ve seriously missed out. Amazing book.
I ordered this book today. I can’t wait to get it, our foremothers went through hell and never got any credit. It’s about damned time.
Amazon.com: At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (9780307269065): Danielle L. Mcguire: Books.
How many sports bras do I own? At least five and I’ve probably “lost” more than that. (Long story, don’t ask. I have a habit of losing bras, even when I like them.) Now ask me how many of my bras I actually like. One. Just one. And why is this one so good? Well for one thing it holds the girls in place, even when I do jumping jacks. And almost as importantly the damned thing zips up the front. By necessity sports bras are made to fit tightly. So what masochistic contortionist decided that they should go over your freaking head? Clearly it was someone a helluva lot more flexible than me! So what do I do to keep my lone bra fresh? I wash it every night in the sink. It’s held up remarkably well. I know I need to get a couple more, but I don’t remember paying $42 for it! I must have, but usually I don’t drop that kind of cash on anything but Wacoal.