Friday, September 14, 2012

The pain of NOT changing...

Just to follow up with the resistance I have to change... today, I was searching for some sneakers. I started my search a couple of weeks ago, but I left the stores empty-handed because I didn't like the prices, for one thing, but mostly because I'm not particularly feeling the neon color scheme going on right now. Yeah, yeah, sure, the colors ARE snazzy and all, but... I just don't want neon colors on my feet! Why is that wrong? It MUST be wrong, otherwise, you'd think I'd be able to get a ____ing pair WITHOUT the neon!! It's utterly painful for me to have my own vision in mind of what I want, and then be FORCED into CHANGING that vision! Sheer PAIN!

~BREAKING NEWS~ I found a pair. I wanted/needed Asics*. Got 'em. Right price, decent color.

*Ordinarily, I'm not a brand name buyer. But, I've had some issues with my foot - ongoing issues with my right foot (like a ridiculously extended period of plantar fasciitis) - and the podiatrist suggested Asics. I tried them (along with the cheap [$20] Walk-Fit shoe inserts) and my discomfort went away. I wanted to try a second pair of Asics to see if it's the shoe, or if it was just luck that my foot got better.

Friday, September 7, 2012


...and I don't mean the monetary kind of change, I mean the kind where something is one way, one moment; one day, and another way the next moment or the next day. I guess I would have to say that, generally speaking, I am not keen on change when it happens without my input. Like, if I am using a service, say... this blog page, and they just up and say "hey, a change is coming!" I don't like that.

It seems hardly democratic to *make* me change the way this blog page looks. I *like* this blog page and don't feel like changing it, but, in order to continue to use it, I *have* to change it at some point in the very near future. I know this because, each time I log in, there is a notice telling me so.

Anyway, it's a minor issue, Just Sayin'... I'm not happy to have to make the change. Better be some good choices from which to pick!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Not going to tell you NOT to see it. Not going to do that. However, I was not as... I wanted... The film didn't grab me as emotionally as I wanted to be grabbed.

I miss Whitney, and it was nice to see Whitney on the screen. Whitney was playing a mother, and you know what? She looked like a mother.

Let's jump to talking about Carmen Ejogo. She's THAT gifted, that I don't even recognize her when I see her. For starters, Carmen Ejogo is British. Couldn't tell it in Sparkle. And the whole time I kept asking myself, who is THIS person playing "Sister"? But I know who Carmen Ejogo is, but she's such the consummate "faceless" actress that I simply didn't realize it was she. That's a compliment!

Derek Luke... he's not Philip Michael Thomas. I wanted a Philip Michael Thomas clone, quite frankly.

Anyway, I'll edit this at another time. Just wanted to post this today, since Sparkle opened today - Friday August 17, 2012. I say GO TO THE FILM, mostly for support; in honor of the memory of Miss Whitney E. Houston.

P.S. Big ups to Debra Martin Chase, too - 'cause I love a story about Black women producers - a credit Whitney has held, as well.

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