Saturday, September 22, 2012

My sister has passed away 9/21/2012

This is Jayson Flint @jaysonflint, on Friday we discovered that my sister passed away.  While we know her life was beautiful we are sadden that she is gone, but enlighten that her life touched so many.   She was connected to so many people and touched so many lives.  She lived and loved and we know she has gone on to Glory.  She lived a Simply Positive life, and wished others the same.  Thank You

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wyclef Jean dishes on Fugees in autobiography

READ STORY HERE ->Wyclef Jean dishes on Fugees in autobiography via AJC
See what he dishes about in this story which includes a video clip. The Fugees took the world by storm and had some hip hits. Wyclef Jean has done some fine work through his charity work. The video below is a fave!

Paparazzi Spotlight

I have been reading the coverage of the photos taken of Will and Kate during their recent vacation. The Royal couple was staying at another members home when a paparazzi photographer snagged some topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge. The latest read was that the Royal family has asked the lawyers to look into the whole thing and ask the magazine to remove photos published.

There is no doubt the life of a celebrity or in this case a Royal couple has to be extremely hard living day to day with cameras following you around literally all day. The minute you step out the door from home or are out and about, the cameras are snapping. Simply walking their new puppy caught snapshots of the couple, but I guess it comes with the paparazzi spotlight.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hip Collaboration at Daryl Hall's House

A hip collaboration with Daryl Hall and Cee Lo Green. You may know that Daryl Hall records some of the Hall and Oates jams with other singers at his house.This is a good one!

MNF is Monday Motivation

OK, I know my readers must be thinking, really. For those who aren't hip to the sports lingo, MNF stands for "Monday Night Football." Tonight's game will be the Atlanta Falcons vs Denver Broncos at the Georgia Dome. The ATL will be all the buzz.

Well, football isn't the only motivation today. Some of you may be starting a new job or work project with a team of workers. If you work from home, maybe you snagged a new client. If so, congratulations. It's an exciting day and week ahead. It's lunchtime and I wonder what's inside your brown bag lunch. I'm sure it's something nutritious!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Named New 'Idol' Judges

WATCH HERE ->Check out this great MSN video - Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Named New 'Idol' Judges
It's all the buzz around 'American Idol' with some new judges that will also include Randy Jackson who was rumored to be leaving the show. Plus, singer Mariah Carey is joining on. Tonight's show should really be something!

McDonald's Coffee & Catch Up

Good Sunday and I'm making my way to watering the houseplants. It takes half the day and I could use some good McDonald's coffee right about now. The forecast is calling for some rain today. You know I like those Private Quarters featured in our local newspaper. Here's another one and I especially like the kitchen,  closet, and the patio with greenery getting some sun. There are pops of color around the home.

Spaghetti Meal
A spaghetti dinner sure sounds delicious and easy to prepare, that's an idea. for dinner. A little catch up of junk mail both the paper kind and some that has landed in my spam folder. It's a good day to organize them both. Have a nice day!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hello Weekend

Hello blog readers, what's the weekend like so far? My appetite has been way off and I have a taste for Waffle House breakfast even though it's lunch. Although you can order anything at anytime at that place.

Another beautiful day to be out and about. Is that where you will be today or watching some college football games? Either way, have a fun day!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Cuz!

It's my cousins birthday today who lives in Arizona. He is a big Temptations fan and this is one of their big hits. Actually, my cousin sang as one of the Temps after the band dissolved and would make appearances. He has a very deep voice and would sing the parts of that singer. You will recognize it in this song. I posted this video over on Facebook where I know he reads the posts on my wall so he should see it. Happy Birthday Cuz!

TGIF ~ A Mind of It's Own

It's after lunch on Friday and I won't even ask myself where the morning went. It's cool though and there are times when TGIF just takes on a mind of it's own;-) I am enjoying a good cup of tea and the sun is out. I wasn't sure if it was going to make it.

I hope your to-do list is short and sweet. I forgot to mention that the Dave Matthews Band has a new album out this week called "Away From the World." The 11-track album is good ~check it out on AOL Music. There are plenty of other new releases this week so have a good listen to some others.

Let me mention that my brother is taking classes at a community college in Orlando, FL. He just started this fall and seems excited to be back on campus. He's very tech-savvy and I hope he doesn't mind me writing that he's in-between jobs right now. Although he had a temp help desk position that lasted for quite awhile. I tell you what, the job market is still tough. He's on the right track and is moving forward in a positive way.

Have a good TGIF and weekend coming up!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Filming in Scandinavia

I have been watching this new series on PBS called Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. It airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. on Masterpiece Theater. Here, the star talks about filming the series in Scandinavia which I think would be fascinating.

Fantastic Google Doodle

I have been drinking Lipton tea these last couple of days. I forgot to pick up instant coffee. Actually I like the tea with a little bit of creamer. The morning has been very quiet and not even much chirping from the birds. I think today the lawn service comes out to cut the property so after lunch might be louder.

You all know how much I enjoy classical music, so I was surprised at the Google Doodle today in honor of Victorian pianist Clara Schumann's 193rd birthday. She was married to another classical composer, Robert Alexander Schumann who was very successful. Listen to some wonderful classical music each weekday morning on Second Cup Concert from 9 a.m. until noon on Atlanta radio with host Lois Reitzes. It streams live on the WABE 90.1 FM website and it's simply fantastic!

"Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?" ~Clara Schumann

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Miguel's Hip Track

 Oh Happy Day and that's just what I hope you are having. I had some articles to write and just finished one. I took a few minutes to dash over my favorite music site Singersroom to check out the music and news. You can bet there was plenty going on like this hip track by Miguel featuring Wiz Khalifa called "Adorn" which is a new single Remix. I dig it!

Baby buzz roars after Will says he wants two kids

READ STORY HERE ->Baby buzz roars after Will says he wants two kids via USAToday
I think the world will be on baby watch of Will and Kate for awhile. It seems just the mention of kids when asked by the press or fans brings out the buzz. I think two kids would be ideal for the couple. For now, the young couple are enjoying their new life together. Plus, Will is busy with his search and rescue work and Kate's duties representing the royal family.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Young Man's Guide to Geezer Style

SLIDESHOW IS HERE ->The Young Man's Guide to Geezer Style:
Let GQ show the young men how to wear this style. The fellas are probably already thinking of an "old man's" look. Also, there is a video included that shows how to pull off the 'Geezer Style' so make sure to check that out.

Remembering 9/11

Today marks 11 years of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, The Pentagon in Washington, DC and Flight 93 that slammed into the ground in Pennsylvania killing all on board. There were many victims who lost their lives that day and every year it must be a hard time for loved ones not just on 9/11, but everyday.

There were so many heroes that day from the firefighters and police who climbed stairs to rescue trapped workers in the World Trade Center. Also, the group of  guys who tried to take the plane back from the terrorists without success. The efforts will forever be remembered.

The nation will never forget. God bless the United States of America!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Let the Singing Begin

I see where the popular reality show 'The Voice' begins its 3rd season starting tonight. The video clip with the four judges is pretty cool and I bet the contestants can't wait to take center stage and motivate the judges with their singing talents. If you are a fan of The Voice, enjoy the show tonight and all season long.

Healthy Tip of the Day

Good Monday and there was a nip of fall in the morning air. I turned off the ceilings fans overnight because they really twirl the coolness around the room. It's a gorgeous start to the day and week. While picking up a small batch of bananas at the grocery yesterday, I snagged a good deal on red, white & black grapes on sale this week at Ingles for $1.28/lb. They are crunchy good!

Here's the  Healthy Tip of the Day ->Take advantage of reduced prices on summer fruits as the selections start to dwindle over the next few weeks. Enjoy the healthy bites of watermelon, cantaloupe, and grapes for a little while longer.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Talking Tech with Ron Howard

This is a great talk with Director Ron Howard on USAToday. The full story can be read here about a new venture he is undertaking. The Director is judging photo contests and the up & comers should be excited to learn from someone with a keen eye behind the camera.

Women business owners see gains

READ ARTICLE HERE ->Women business owners see gains via
A good article that shows women business owners are seeing gains and making strides. I think a lot of women started their own business when the economy went through a rough patch especially for those did not bounce back with a new job.

I know this is Sunday and the workweek hasn't begun, but this read is encouraging and women have to keep moving forward. I imagine the lady in the photo to be jet setting off on a business trip come Monday. Or maybe me one of these days!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday Night at the Movies - The Big Steal (1949)

NOW PLAYING ->The Big Steal (1949) via Classic Cinema Online
A good pick starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. This looks like a movie with intrigue and suspense. The picture quality is superb in black & white.  Don't forget the popcorn and enjoy!

Music, Sports, Subs & Blog Readers

The week was busy and I missed getting the chance to listen to the new album by Matchbox Twenty. The title of the new album is North. I'm listening to it on AOL Music where listeners can hear full albums for free. The lead singer of the band, Rob Thomas is my favorite and he's had a successful solo music career. This new album is the best ~listen to it!

With college back in session, the afternoon football games fill the TV channels especially on Saturday. It's a great day to cheer on your favorite teams. Don't forget to order up foot long sub sandwiches and a bag of chips.

Thanks to my blog readers for stopping by this week and anytime really. It's a joy to see where the viewers come from like the U.S., Russia, Philippines, United Kingdom, India, and South Korea to name a few. It's fascinating and energizes me to post good content.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Inspiring Story at the Paralympics Games

An inspiring story of a runner in the 2012 London Paralympics Games. A special athlete who did not let his physical limitations stop him from competing and winning.

Lovely Day

It's a lovely day in Atlanta and no reason to wait on the sunshine, it fills the sky. I'm humming the hit song by Bill Withers after giving this blog post its title;-) I am listening to one of my favorite Atlanta radio stations that plays classical music from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., WABE 90.1 FM which plays a variety of programs all morning into the afternoon. I've mentioned this station before, but wanted to showcase it again. City Cafe' with host John Lemley is coming up next at noon so tune in as the station streams live online.

As I was looking around for interesting stories that I might share in the post, I came across this one from the NPR website on their Planet Money page. It's about a man that makes beautiful suits, but he can't afford to buy one. Check out the story here and I think you will agree that he has a unique talent indeed.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall Fashion Preview ~ Prints

It looks like prints especially Paisley will be popular this fall. Here are some styles by Vera Bradley that look nice and bright.

Five tips for fitting it all in a carry-on bag

READ TIPS HERE ->Five tips for fitting it all in a carry-on bag -
Autumn Leafs
Great tips in this read. The fall season is another popular travel time especially to watch the leaves change. Check out ways to cut the carry-on bag prices if that travel takes you out-of-town.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rockin' Care Package from Mom

My mom sent me a care package that arrived today with some rockin' tanks, a neon green Ralph Lauren v-neck shirt with a bright orange RL emblem on it, and a pair of Ariha jean shorts in white. She bought them for herself at the Goodwill's 50% off sale, but they didn't fit.

The black tank top has a sparkly design on it and will look sexy at a cookout, night out with friends or date night ~gotta work on the latter;-) Anyway, I'm about to call my mom to tell her everything fits perfectly and to thank her for sending it to me.

I have the black tank top on and the shorts now rockin' to this Joan Jett & The Blackhearts jam, "You Drive Me Wild." I should get a few wears out of all of them all before the temps cool down.

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Last night while watching First Lady Michelle Obama, I was so impressed with how fit she looked. We all pretty much love her shapely shoulders and she has put forward a lot with the 'Let's Move' initiative along with Second Lady Jill Biden and a host of White House staffers. The promotion for healthy eating and encouraging more exercise for children is a great initiative that really took off.

In my opinion, the First Lady gave a wonderful speech full of energy and inspiration last night at the Democratic National Convention. I'm sure the White House garden yielded some fresh veggies and fruits this season that made it to the dinner table for the First Family.

The President has proclaimed September 2012 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month to promote healthy living for our children.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fashion's Night Out

This is a neat video showcasing "Fashion's Night Out" turning 4 on September 6th! You probably noticed some familiar faces in the video clip ~Taylor Swift, Usher, and Justin Bieber to name a few. NBA star Dwayne Wade signed his memoir at Calvin Klein's flagship store on Madison Avenue recently.

Check out all the happenings on the website for Fashion's Night Out. Plus, look for FNO Highlights of the Day leading up to the big event on September 6th by checking the Vogue website daily!

Back to Tuesday Tidbits

Hello everybody, OK so now we can crank up the to-do list and rock it during this short week. We can also get back to some Tuesday Tidbits. By the way, were you surprised at the co-host announcement on the Kelly Ripa Show this morning? I actually don't watch the show, but might tune in on occasion now that it was revealed that Michael Strahan will be the new co-host.

I like Michael's positive energy vibe and think the two of them will work well together. Here's the story about it from the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Democratic National Convention starts today in Charlotte, NC. First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver a speech tonight. CNN has a great gallery of photos taken while out and about around the DNC so far which are nice.

You all know I enjoy eating healthy, but have never pushed the organic foods at the grocery store or market. For one, the prices are usually higher and I just can't tell much difference. Well, this story in USAToday on research between organic and regular produce found no big difference. I think it's a trend people got into, but it's still a hard sell given the high costs for organic.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Atlanta's New Radio Station

Check out Atlanta's new hit music station Power 96.1 on the FM dial. The station just premiered late last week and is already making a splash in the city.

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

READ STORY HERE ->Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54 via AJC
Sad news on his death. He suffered a heart attack in July and was resuscitated by his girlfriend at that time. One of Michael Clarke Duncan's memorable roles was in the "Green Mile" which Tom Hanks also starred. He was a talented actor and will truly be missed.

Grilling Tip on Labor Day

We can give that to-do list a break today:-) Are the grills getting ready for all the food planned for cooking? Here's a grilling tip to keep in mind:

With all the raw meats you might handle today, always wash your hands after handling them. Also, remember to use different cutting boards and make sure to wash them with soapy water in-between use before cutting meats, veggies or fruits to avoid cross-contamination.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Jay-Z kicks off Made in America festival

CHECK IT OUT ->Jay-Z kicks off Made in America festival –
It looks like Day 1 of the festival was hip and rocked. I know the fans are loving the fest and I would have loved to see neo-soul artist Janelle Monae do her thang.

If you snagged tickets to this festival, there will be plenty of music, people, and a hip vibe throughout the venue. One of these days I hope to see Jay-Z in concert. I missed when he and Kanye West were touring earlier this summer and came through Atlanta.

Well, I just jumped on my blog for a few minutes. I'm getting ready to munch on a PB&J sandwich and fresh orange. I have got to get back to the store tomorrow and pick up a few more of those oranges because they are really good. Night, Night!

Labor Day Sunday

Just a short hello to wish everybody a Labor Day Sunday afternoon. After that chili craving, I'm wondering what's for dinner today. I'm sure the grills will be cranking up today so bring your appetite with you.

Keep the music playing all around the radio stations either in Atlanta or your city. Enjoy a sweet sunny day!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Alicia Keys, Brandy Reveal Album Artwork

SEE COVERS HERE ->News | Alicia Keys, Brandy Reveal Album Artwork | Singersroom
Both album covers are nice, but Brandy's sizzles just a little bit more. I got the chance to see the 'Blue Moon' last night that was all the buzz around the internet yesterday. I almost forgot and was closing the blinds and looked up in the sky and there it was as bright as ever.

There was a tint of blue on the blinds which revealed that this truly was a Blue Moon. Here is one of Brandy's music videos that I really like called "Full Moon" ~still perfect the next night, it's so Hip!

Weird Tastebuds Call for Chili

Happy Labor Day Weekend and a new month kicks off. I didn't realize it was noon until I heard the old school music theme song playing on the radio which means the program is going off. It's a beautiful Saturday and it looks like neighbors have company given the cars in the driveway and parked on the street.

I had weird taste buds last night and wanted chili so while at the grocery store, I picked up a can. Then for dinner, I made a nacho salad by placing tortilla chips, lettuce and tomatoes in a bowl and put spoonfuls of chili on top. It was yummy and I may just have a bowl this time with saltine crackers. I'm getting hungry;-)

Chili Cheese Dog
When you think of chili, the cooler season is usually around but you can also have a bowl anytime or a chili dog. I know there will be plenty of grilling going on which will include hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill this Labor Day. Spice up that dog with chili spread from one end of the bun to the next.