Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Freestyles... The 10th Bloggaversary Sweepstakes Ediion


And the only thing that would make it GREAT would be if it was payday. I often think about how life would be if I got my biweekly check EVERY week. I will tell you this, I would not be sitting here right now.  I would be laid out on a beach somewhere. Laid the hell out.


Anyway, interesting things happening today.

That Confederate flag has come down in South Carolina!

And all that's left is a flagpole.

And they say that they are also taking down the flagpole.

How does one dig up a flagpole? I don't know. I'm sure that it can be done. Not as fast as the flag was taken down, though.

I find it interesting, and sad, that it took a tragedy to bring us to our collective knees... and it took a tragedy to remove a flag.

I have often wondered when it was when I first knew that this flag was a bad thing. I don't know. I know I remember images of the Klan carrying the flag. And I as a child knew that the Klan killed and hang folks. So I deduced that one should stay away from such people. I have seen the lone parking space available next to a pick-up truck with a confederate flag license plate and I knew NOT to park there. God forbid that person, who I automatically thought was not the smartest or most intelligent person in the world, would see me and do something bad to me.

That's a terrible way to think and feel. It is. And I'm not sure why a human being would want to see another human being feel that way... except on purpose.

And there's a stereotype of a confed flag waver: impoverished white, with a pickup truck, with the gun rack in the back window.

And most likely, living in a trailer park.

We all know that's not really the case. Stereotypes are stereotypes.

My ex-husband's best friend had a confederate flag license plate. They were roommates, and I remembering asking questions about it. After getting to know him, he was an alright dude.

But there came a time when he told my ex-husband... "I think it's time to remove my license plate."

You got that right, I thought at the time. You're no longer living deep in the country. You have an education. You're an engineer. Ditch the license plate.


That's just something that I'm just thinking about.

Anyway, this has been a good week. As usual, it has gone by fast. This is a good thing. I can't say now in this new job that I'm watching the clock. No clock watching AT ALL. I am actually racing to finish up on time and in time. That happens maybe 10 percent of the time. So I do have some credit time now. It's good not to have to use annual leave.

I don't post as much as I like to. But I tell you what... I'm coming up on my 10th Bloggaversary, and I am excited!

You know what I wanted to do? And I've been thinking about this all year long: give away 10 $100 gift cards.

Could you imagine that?

Oh my! I've been meditating on that. Chewing on it. Rolling it around over and over in my mind. Just imagining it...

Alas, I can't do that. Or could I?

What a bountiful offering it would be. Just wonderful. That is some SERIOUS seed.

I really wanted to set the monies aside for such. But I didn't. But I could easily just do it anyway.

But I'm not.

But I will tell you what I will do. I am giving away $100 dollar gift cards. But what I will do is do a certain amount of posts up until my anniversary. I think it's around August 13th. I don't know how many posts I will do. I'm not going to even count. But at the end, I will count the posts, divide that number by 10, and that will be the number of gift cards I will have for the drawings.

So... If I do 20 posts, that will be 2 gift cards, etc. 50 posts? That will be 5 gift cards.

You see how it goes.

Simple enough, hmm?


So that's how it's going down. I'm gonna post A LOT. I know that. Just for me, really. Some of it will be quite spiritual, as I have been doing a bit of reading as of late. Some of it will be ratchet, to the point of you saying... uh... what is her problem. I don't like to blend up like that, and it's a reason why I don't post as much as I like. I censor myself a little more than I like. So I am going to challenge myself to write like no one is reading but me. I write a TON, as I journal like crazy (up to page 405 in my journals since Christmas. Wow). And there's some good meaty stuff in there. Some extremely interesting responses to prayers, some of which I will be literally pondering for the next few months, if not years.

I want to put up some of my favorite posts. I have spent some time making a list of my top 20 favorite songs.

I want to post ALL that up.

So the rules are the same... Comment to win. I will have the usual drawings. Some of you have your strategies. Work them.

Don't let someone like ol' Sasha, who lurks like a mutha, run up in here and run the jewels on ya'll.

In simpler terms, don't let folk come up in here and straight rob. 

And what if I can get 100 posts out of this? That would be 10 gift cards.

We getting over into ya'll messing with my mortgage, lol.

And this time, we at The House of LadyLee are giving away Visa gift cards. Talking to these youngsters around here, I've figured out how to get those. They seem to be more useful, right?


So... comment to win. We are all over on the twitter streets and facebook these days, so I do have readers, but not as many.  Blogging is not as popular these days.  But ya'll some lurkers. Get in where you fit in. 

So stop lurking. If you strategize, you can pay some bills in the fall. LOL

So those are the rules! Work it out!

Song of the Week. You know I LOVE some Kendrick Lamar! He has a new video out! "Alright"


I am doing *cartwheels* in my head... over and over and over and over until infinity.

Geraldo Rivera has been going off about the performance of the song on the BET awards. THAT video should make him really mad. If I was Kendrick, I would email that to him personally... with love.

Alright now! Comment to win! No stupidity like 100 comments per post. LOL, that has never happened. I will start deleting stuff if it ever does.

The Sweepstakes is retroactive to July 1st, 2015. It ends August 15th, 2015.

Make it happen!!!


And have a good weekend. On purpose!


  1. Anonymous1:57:00 PM

    Saw Kendrick Lamar at Essence. I am not a fan, but he is really good in concert.

    1. I wouldn't mind seeing him in concert. But it would have to be some small venue. And we all know that's not gonna happen.

  2. Oh I knew you would mention me in this post about the contest. Lol! I do lurk. I've been trying to do better by commenting since your posts show up in my bloglovin feed. Now, when there is money involved I'll comment on everything. Lol. Don't judge me. Have a great weekend.

    1. Nothing wrong with that. I just know you like to run them jewels, run them jewels!

      You like to rob the other commenters without a gun! LOL

      I will be posting on weekends too, probably. So look out!

  3. $100.00 Visa Cards!! Loooking forward to it!!

    1. Yes! And wouldn't it be COOL if I could do 100 posts. And wouldn't it be COOL if one or more people won MULTIPLE cards!?!?!?!?

      I just got a little brain freeze thinking of it, lol. Man oh man!

  4. Kendrick Lamar video was good, real good.

    Remember the woman who climbed a flagpole, took down a confederate flag, and then got arrested? What was her punishment and did they "take it back" since they voted against that flag?

    1. I have no idea. She is out on bond. They should let her go. It's a misdemeanor anyway.

  5. I'm gonna try and be all over this! I could use the extra right about now with all I got going on! But what really excites me is reading your post and getting a glimpse into the mind of Ladylee! :)

    1. My goodness... you may see some dark areas of my mind, hon. You may have to step away... quietly. lol


Slap the *crickets* out the way, kindly step up to the mike, and SAY something!!