Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fanny packs are not sexy. There, I've said it. This has been weighing on my chest for a while now and I'm glad I've said it.

And in the same vein of randomness I'd like to state that I'm sad because:

1. The system is kicking my butt. I'm too poor to qualify for a proper mortgage by a private bank and I make too much money to qualify for the low income rate of interest on loans from the government. :Sigh:

2. I've been working on a project for months and can't finish it because of either being swamped at one point or running out of resources at another. It's really keeping a particular department back and I feel completely responsible.

3. My MacBook is acting weird; I think it needs additional memory. Hopefully I can remedy this on my trip to Miami next month (please God).

4. I'm not designing at much as I should be. This is bad because I really need to hone my trade since I need to make extra money because I hope to have a mortgage soon. 

5. WINTv keeps showing the same Bollywood movies over and over again. I mean really...

6. My skin is in a mess because of poor eating habits I think. I don't drink water as much as I should.

On the other hand, I feel a tad happy because:

1. I found my iPod.

2. I'm seriously working on my clothing line. I'm in the preliminary stages of sketching and what not. I hope to have a few pieces out in time for next year's fashion week.

3. I'm going to Miami soon!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!! I know I sound like a never see, come see but I can't help it. I've never been outside of T&T before. :(

4. I could own a house soon if all goes well. It's been a dream of mine since I can remember.

I'm gonna try to work on the things are within my control and pray for best those that aren't.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Take Wey Yuhself :P

Image courtesy Bob Martin of SI

So apparently the US sprint "Dream Team" lodged a sour grapes complaint about the 100m female sprint results which saw Jamaica make a clean sweep of the event. They claimed there was a false start that should have been called. This irks me for a couple reasons:

1. They didn't immediately query the 1-2-3 placing of their hurdlers when they took top honours in a subsequent race.

2. Americans all over the internet launched an out-a-timing campaign to discredit the talent of the Jamaican ladies claiming- get this: "They are soooooooo ugly!!!!!!"

3. I know and you know that Ms Tori Edwards knows she didn't false start. This was just an excuse to run to get the race to be run again. I know this because Americans have proven themselves to be too competitive in the past for their own good.

It's was simply a mental game and from the beginning and Ms Edwards was overly intimidated. Sadly for her it affected her final placing.

So I'd like to admonish all our Caribbean athletes to distance themselves from the negativity and enjoy the moment. Yuh know de dance already, jus tek wey yuhselves. Big up to all the Caribbean athletes who just mashin up in Track and Field: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Bahamas, The Netherland Antilles.... everybody. Oh and special big up to Usain, Richard Thompson, Asafa (although he didn't place he's still my hubby), Churandy Martina out of the Netherlands who is running like a bad-ass and all the women who did us proud.

For now we hold the record for the fastest men and women according to Olympic standards. I say according to Olympic standards because you and I know there must be some men and women elsewhere who can run faster. If you live in Darfur and you're dodging bullets on an extended basis I'm sure you can clock more than 9.69 over 100m. Bump the Dry Phase, yuh go run fuh yuh life!


Monday, August 18, 2008

So..... I used to think my camera was the ish. I take snaps with a Olympus SP UZ500 and I must admit that up until recently I felt like an article dan whipping it out. I mean, it is a cool camera; in the land of point and shoots that is. That was until I saw Dre's Nikons. His cameras are SLR not "SLR-like" as my camera is listed as.

Taken with my "SPUZEE"

I find myself hiding the poor thing now... not bringing him to shoots. He doesn't deserve this because he's been faithful as Old Yeller for the past 2 1/2 years. But alas, my pride and my frivolous nature becomes me. On my trip to Florida in about a Month's time (please God) I go in search of a replacement. A serious replacement. One which comes with it's own built in stage spotlight and that I can whip out with pride and in effect show off while feigning modesty :s

My trip may not even come off as planned, though, because as we speak Storm (soon to be hurricane) Fay is on her way to the Florida coast having already left a trail of death and destruction through most of the Windward islands. She's heading straight for the surfers who refuse up until this point to heed warning to evacuate and who can be seen frolicking in the ocean like there's no tomorrow. When newsflash boys and girls: There is a tomorrow and she comes packing winds of more than 60mph and ferocious storm surges. :Sheesh:

I can't help but wonder what else the Atlantic ocean has in store for us in the upcoming months. That's why everything's so tentative right now. Old Yeller might have some hope yet of not being replaced.


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