|THE O'EO COOKIE|
Friday, December 30, 2005
Okay! After a yelling match on the phone with my boyfriend/bootycall/significant other this is the outcome. He asked me what I wanted for christmas about 2 weeks ago. I told him. A piece of jewelry. He told me to go to the store and pick out something I liked and let him know what store to go to and cost and size. So I did just that. I went to Zales at the mall and found a beautiful cocktail ring. On sale. The sale ends this weekend. I got the sale price, got a business card with the sku number on it and gave the card to him. He told me he would just go pick it up for me. What could go wrong with that plan? I even picked out 2 rings, one a little less money than the first so that if one was not in his budget, the other would. How perfect was that?
The ring I picked out were both 1 carat diamond weight. One was $715 on sale and the other was about $500 on sale. Well tonight he went to the store. I thought he would have the ring. I was very excited as this would be the first---no the 2nd big thing he has bought for me. No! Thas is not right either. It would be the first. He only helped me with some of the downpayment with the last car I bought.
He called me tonight and began to talk about the ring verses other things he coudl help me with..like pay a bill. I advised him that I was all caught up with everything and that I really wanted the ring. We got into a big fight over the phone because he then said that he wanted to see if all my bills were paid first, then I would get the ring.
Okay..what is wrong with this picture? When did getting a gift become conditinal on reviewing my bills. It was freaky. When we first began to date he helped me set up a budget many years ago and stick to it to get my bills that had fallen behind caught up. That was at least 6 years ago. I have not needed any help from him since. In the back of my mind I was thinking that he really did not want to get me the ring and he was trying to get out of it. I advised him to separate any financial things he was thinking about from long ago from the "GIFT" which was supposed to be my christmas present. It did not work. He made all these conditions I had to do and hoops I had to jump thru before I could get the gift. Fuck that! I told him I was not going to be bullied or yield to any sort of conditions he was trying to set for me. The ring was to be a gift. He had already told me he was getting it so why was the problem now?
Finally I told him that the ring was supposed to be a gift and a gift has no conditions attached and then I slammed down the phone. I do not plan to call him back and trust me I will never bring up the topic of any sort of gift for me again for any occassion. Obviously he wants to back out of this. That is fine. I work, have a good job and can buy the ring myself. I wish I had done that in the beginning. I started to but when he told me to go to the store I got all excited. A token of love and caring from my man. Now let's say he shows up with the ring this weekend. All the joy of getting a token of love from a loved one has been ruined. It will forever be the ring we had to fight over and one in which he said I had to do his list of things before I would get it. That is bad. I will seriously have to reevaluate this relationship for 2006. It seems to be going nowhere. FAST!
And you know what else? He had better not even THINK of bringing his big ass penis my way. This jewelry store is closed!
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
House of Dereon. That is the name of the new line of clothing by Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles.
This jacket is only $900.00. Get the credit cards quick! Charge!
These are a sample of the jeans. The prices on these are not tooooo bad. I guess it is all about the celebrity name. $98 for jeans seems a bit much for me.
Monday, December 26, 2005
We have an office lottery pool that we play each week. Now the lotto is up to 200 million dollars. On yesterday we were all just sitting around kind of dreaming what we would do with the money. If I won and we all plan to get the lump sum, I said that I wanted to buy a house here, one in Maine and a villa somwhere in Italy near George Clooney. Well why did I say that?
Can't you just eat him with a spoon?
Well then the discussion was that I was too good for the other black people in America. I had to go off to europe like Tina Turner. Can I say she is one of my idols? Yes, I would go to europe. Maybe I can find a man over there because I sure do not have one here and cannot FIND one. For 10 minutes I had to endure ribbing about how Tina is too good for America and so was I.
It is pretty ironic as when I was younger and in my early 20's, my mother told me that I needed to go to europe to find a man...someone maybe even caucasian...as I was just "Too" everything for the local men around town. Too articulate, too educated, too refined...too everything. What black men out there really understand a black woman who loves english drama and celtic music? So my love life is kind of sad. They say there is someone for everyone. I fear that mine in not on the same continent as me. GULP!
I have not been around here for awhile. I was just tired of blogging. Well, no so much tired as physically tired. I normally blog at night. I have been going to bed early to get much needed sleep.
I need to go pray now. That lotto pick is on saturday night. Our office pool needs to win so I am praying to win.
I need to be on the first plane to Italy baby! The first plane to Italy!!
I wanted a lap top. I had my eye on this one, but noone got it for me. That is okay. I guess I will have to break down and get it for myself in January. I want a laptop so I can be more mobile. It is hard to be at home late night to blog. I do have some time during the day where I would be free to blog more. Plus I spent a lot of time at StarBucks and Barnes & Noble. I would fit right in with the other geeks there drinking coffee and computing. Yeah. I'm a geek. I admit it. Santa your forgot my laptop computer and I WAS a good girl this year!
How sad is it when your own mother seems to be jealous of you? This fall I decided to give myself the gift of new handbags. The ones I alreayd had were at least 8 years old. Still very good and in good shape. I love handbags and have a collection. Coach, Dooney, Oroton, you know, all those nice brands. Well, in September I went shopping for some new updated bags. I bought 4 to take me thru this fall. I bought a black Charles and David, a beautiful brown leather and real fur Punto Tres bag, another camel colored leather bag and a coach bag like the one in the picture that I have yet to use. I saved it for Christmas and wrapped it up as a gift.
Well , all fall long, my mom has had something to say about my bags. Things like,"Is that a new bag?", "Do you have a bag fetish?" Things that let me know that she is watching my bags. She has done other things like this throughout the years. She cannot stand for you to have something she does not. She will then go out and buy that very same thing for herself. Not because she really wanted it or needed it, but because you have one and she does not. I have always been a bag person and I bought her a very expensive Oroton bag about 4 years ago that she has only used about 5 times. I bought her one at the same time I got one for me, trying to ward off the comments about that bag. No comments but she hardly ever uses it. She brings it out when I ask about it. That was a waste of my $300 dollars, but there is a first and a LAST time for everything. I decided that she would have to buy her own bags after that.
So back to this fall. It has been comments everyday that she sees me about my bags. Does she have money to buy bags? She does. She can go out and buy any bag, any price and multiples of them. Why can't she leave my bags alone? Finally on Sunday she asked again about the punto tres bag that she has seen many times before,"You got a new bag?" Finally, I snapped. Just a little. I asked her what was it with her and my bags? These are the same bags you have been seeing all fall and asking about over and over again. I told her she was obsessed with my bags and why? What was the purpose? Go get your own. There are stores and malls in this town, you know.
Well for christmas she had 2 presents under the tree that she had bought for herself. One was an outfit and one was a black Maxx New York purse. She opened her purse and said that "sometimes you have to be good to yourself." I looked at the purse as she passed it to me. I told her it was nice and moved on. Now in reality it is not the kind of purse I would buy for me. It is leather but the style is for me. It has lots of gold studs on it. I am not into that. I know she bought that just because of me buying my purses. I have nothing to do with her wardrobe. Why can't she leave mine alone? I know the saga is not over. Just wait until she sees my coach bag. It is a beauty isn't it? I know she will have something to say. She is a jealous person that way. Sad. In her 70's and jealous over a handbag.
I do not know that else to do. The same thing happened with I bought a fur cape with silver foxtails when I was in my mid 20's. I came home to visit one christmas (I was living away in a state with ice and snow) wearing my cape. It is beautiful. She looked at the cae nad looked at that cape and next thing, before the holiday was over she had gone out and bought a cape that was pretty darned ugly. Some fur is better than others. She had a grey cape with some ugly fox fur on it. Since then she has bought a stole, a cap, all after Ihave bought them.
Thesy say that imitation is the best compliment but this is annoying. If she would just go out and buy the "thing" that she sees me with and let that be it--now that would be fine. It is all the comments before she buys it that gets me. Where did you get that? How much did that cost? You got a new bag? You got a new fir? Make me sick. Are mothers supposed to be jealous of their children? I thought parents were supposed to be happy for doing well or even better than their parents? What is wrong with my mother?
Monday, December 19, 2005
Howard Stern, King of all Media has left terrestrial radio for satellite. I will miss Howard in the mornings. I used to listen to him about 3 times a week on the way to work.
Sirius Satellite Radio's $500 million investment to add Howard Stern to its programming starting in January has already paid big dividends -- even for its rival, XM Satellite Radio.
In the year since the Stern deal was announced in October 2004, XM, the industry leader, doubled its subscribers to 5 million. Meanwhile, Sirius subscribers increased to 2.2 million by the third quarter of this year, up from about a million at the end of 2004.
The growth has, in part, been attributed to the "Stern effect," according to company officials and analysts. "Howard Stern has raised the awareness of the entire satellite radio category," said Hugh Panero, XM's president.
Sirius expects to have more than 3 million paying customers by the end of this holiday season -- though that is still only about half as many customers as XM expects. Both companies have also recently introduced service in Canada.
Now, the two companies face the tough challenge of differentiating their brands in the minds of consumers, who may well consider them interchangeable.
Each service charges a $12.95 monthly subscription fee (XM raised its price last March from $9.95), and each offers scores of commercial-free music channels.
Jamie Fox is moving on up in the music world. He has a new cd. Check it out. It is pretty good. I went to his site and checked out his preview song. Listen to it here.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
THE FIRST AFFAIR:
A married man was having an affair with his secretary. One day, their passions overcame them and they took off for her house, where they made passionate love all afternoon. Exhausted from the wild sex, they fell asleep, awakening around 8:00 PM. As the man threw on his clothes, he told the woman to take his shoes outside and rub them through the grass and dirt. Mystified, she nonetheless complied. He slipped into his shoes and drove home. "Where have you been?" demanded his wife when he entered the house. "Darling, I can't lie to you. I've been having an affair with my secretary and we've been having sex all afternoon. I fell asleep and didn't wake up until eight o'clock." The wife glanced down at his shoes and said, "You lying bastard. You've been playing golf."
THE SECOND AFFAIR:
There was a middle-aged couple that had two stunningly beautiful teenage daughters. The couple decided to try one last time for the son they always wanted. After months of trying, the wife finally got pregnant and sure enough, delivered a healthy baby boy nine months later. The joyful father rushed into the nursery to see his new son. He took one look and was horrified to see the ugliest child he had ever seen. He went to his wife and told her there was no way he could be the father of that child. "Look at the two beautiful daughters I fathered." Then he gave her a stern look and asked, "Have you been fooling around on me?" The wife just smiled sweetly and said, "Not this time."
THE THIRD AFFAIR:
A mortician was working late one night. It was his jb to examine the dead bodies before they were sent off to be buried or cremated. As he examined the body of Mr. Schwartz, who was about to be cremated, he made an amazing discovery. Schwartz had the longest private part he had ever seen. "I'm sorry, Mr. Schwartz," said the mortician, "but I can't send you off to be cremated with a tremendously huge member like this. It has tol be saved for posterity." With that, the coroner used his tools to remove the dead man's amazingly huge wachamacallit. He stuffed his prize into a briefcase and took it home. The first person he showed it to was his wife. "I have something to show you that you won't believe," he said, and opened up his briefcase. "Oh my God" his wife screamed, "Schwartz is dead."
THE FOURTH AFFAIR:
A woman was in bed with her lover when she heard her husband opening the front door. "Hurry," she said, "stand in the corner." Then she quickly rubbed baby oil all over him and then dusted him with talcum powder. "Don't move until I tell you to," she whispered. "Just pretend you're a statue." "What's this, honey?" the husband inquired as he entered the room. "Oh, it's a statue," she replied nonchalantly. "The Smiths bought one for their bedroom. I liked it so much, I got one for us too." No more was said about the statue, not even later when they went to sleep. Around two in the morning, the husband got out of bed, went to the kitchen, and returned a while later with a sandwich and a glass of milk. "Here," he said to the statue, "eat something. I stood like an idiot at the Smith's house for three days and nobody offered me as much as a glass of water."
THE FIFTH AFFAIR:
A man walks into a nightclub one night. He goes up to the bar and asks for a beer. "Certainly, Sir, that'll be 1 cent." "One cent?", exclaimed the man. The bartender replied, "Yes." So the man glances over at the menu and asks, "Could I have a nice juicy T-bone steak with chips, peas, and a fried egg?" "Certainly, Sir," replies the barman, "but that comes to real money." "How much money?" inquires the man. "Four cents," the bartender replied. "Where's the guy who owns this place?" The bartender replied, "Upstairs, with my wife." The man says, "What's he doing upstairs with your wife?" The bartender replied, "The same thing as I'm doing to his business."
THE SIXTH AFFAIR:
Jake was dying. His wife, Becky, was maintaining a candlelight vigil by his side. She held his fragile hand, tears running down her face. Her praying roused him from his slumber. He looked up and his pale lips began to move slightly. "Becky my darling," he whispered. "Hush my love," she said. "Rest, don't talk." He was insistent. "Becky," he said in his tired voice, "I have something that I must confess." There's nothing to confess," replied the weeping Becky, "everything's all right, go to sleep." "No, no. I must die in peace, Becky. I � I slept with your sister, with your best friend, with her best friend, and with you mother." "I know, my sweet one" whispered Becky, "that's why I poisoned you."
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
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Thursday, October 27, 2005
Okay. I was in the way to work today and listening to my man Howard Stern. OMG! Paul Mooney was on and of course the entire controversial tape of him at the BET awards was played. Hysterical! I must say it was very funny. Diana, Oprah and anyone else he "roasted" are public figures. They can expect to be made fun of...just like Jay Leno or Dave Letterman would. I understand that Tracey Ross became upset, but I think that was some "girlfriend" overeaction...drama with a capital "D". Diva!
It was meant as a funny roast and only that. Not meant as some serious insult or slam. I stand behind Paul Mooney. And for all who don't agree..nigga wake up! He is a comedian...okay! Comedians tell jokes and rib on people.
Behind the scenes: Full story here
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