Thursday, April 28, 2016

Three Thursday Thoughts... The Lemonade Edition

It is Thursday...

And this week has gone by a bit fast.

I'm not mad about it. It's a good thing, because I'm ready for the weekend.

But since it Thursdays it is time for some thoughts... Just three of them though. All have to do with Lemonade.

1. So Beyonce dropped a surprise album. I'm not a big fan of Beyonce. I'm more of a fan of the old Destiny's Child.

But I noticed some show called Lemonade was coming on HBO. And sense HBO was free over the weekend, I was going to get all I could out of it.  Plus, Game of Thrones was coming on, too.

I had no idea what it was about, but it was Beyonce's new visual album.

5 minutes into the show, I picked up the phone and called LadyTee.

'Yo, are you watching this?"
"No," she said. "I don't have the free HBO this weekend."
"This is CRAZY,"  I said.

Crazy, meaning crazy in a good way, that is.

I thought it was GREAT. It was very dark. And I like dark. I didn't care for some of the trap music, but I loved the country song and the overall theme. And it was a concept album, and those are my favorite.

I'm not a Beyonce fan, but this showed some growth.  I remember telling someone that Beyonce is getting older and I want to see some GROWTH. And I don't care for her music, as I don't want to hear the same ol' ish over and over again and again.

And that I saw. Good for her. One of the better CDs I've heard this year. 

2. Prince is gone. I am still waiting for this to be a joke. It is good that Beyonce came out with a new project. And this meme that's been floating around sums up my feelings best:

3. This little girl has her own lemonade business.

I don't know who she is. I need to look it, though. I'm going up to Whole Foods this week. If I see it in the store, I will buy it all... and give them away. I want her to do well.

I WISH I would've had my own business when I was that age.

I know my church's elementary and high school has a business element to it, where the children are required to have their own business and they are paired with an entrepreneur. And by 12th grade, they are required to have a profitable business. I think they want them to have that mentality at an early age.

I wonder where I would be if I had an entrepreneur spirit/mentality at such an early age?

I've done good for myself, I know. But to be business minded since elementary school... man, the possibilities.

I can't wait to see what the smiling little chocolate girl in the picture above grows up to be in 20 years.  I wonder what she will grow up to do in this world.

Only time will tell.

*ladylee sips lemonade on a hot spring day*

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Freestyles: Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day to YOU.

I was listening to satellite radio today, and they were giving all kinds of ideas of what to do for Earth Day. I am always O_O when this comes up, because I know good and well I ain't doing none of what they talked about.

I spoke with my best friend LadyTee today concerning Earth Day.

"Today is Earth Day. You gonna plant a tree?"

"Uh, no," she said after a moment of silence.

"They say you suppose to do something like plant a tree," I said.

 "Not with all this rain out here," she said. "And not with this PMS I have."


That made me laugh. Especially at this time when Prince is gone.

I want to put up a video, but we know that's not going to happen. He doesn't share his music.

Here is one.  1999.... not sure long it will be up, though.

Shocking. We don't need to lose no more folks this here year. No more.

That is all.

That's it. I am ready for my weekend. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016


What in the world is going on?

Can you believe this?

Just last week, I was stuck in the traffic of his last concert here in Atlanta at the Fox Theater.  No, I wasn't attending the concert.  I was leaving work at 8:30 pm...just trying to get home. 

And he'd just canceled the concert the week prior due to having the flu. And I was wondering while I was sitting in all that traffic... Why on earth is he doing this concert this quick? He can't be well. 

Apparently he wasn't. They said the concert was great, just like he wasn't even sick.

Now we know.

This is another one of those moments... Another one of those moments where I will forever remember where I was when Prince died.

Too many of these moments lately.


Rest in Peace, Prince. You came out when I was 7 or 8 years old. And you were still going strong,  some 40 years later.