Monday, April 20, 2009

Monitoring is Important

I’ve been monitoring at My Fico. My Equifax score went up 21 points. My TransUnion is unchanged. That other agency doesn’t report to consumers anymore. Bummer. I like the Score Watch feature because it shows my progress over any specified time period.

My Fico also gives scenarios on how to improve or hurt your score over a specific time period.

I am going to purchase a new house and car within the next 12-24 months, and I want GREAT rates.

Friday, April 17, 2009

How to learn to flirt

"I don't think I "LEARNED" to flirt. It just comes naturally to me."

How I did it: How did I do it?  Flirting oozes from me.  I am a natural.  Maybe I learned it from both of my parents since BOTH of them are natural flirts.

When flirting, you have to be sincere all the time.  I think the most important part of successful flirting is being yourself.  Don't be afraid to be as expressive as possible.

Lessons & tips:

  • Always smile.

  • Compliment often

  • Be Coy 

  • Know your worth and feel it 

  • Be sincere 

  • Be yourself 

  • Be expressive, but don't over do it. 

Resources: friends and friends of friends

It took me 2 years.

It made me confident

10. Elizabeth Stamatina Fey is Sexy!

Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American writer, comedian, actress, and producer. She has won six Emmys, three Golden Globes, and three SAG Awards. Fey is best known for her work on Mean Girls, Saturday Night Live, and her starring and creative roles on 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at Saturday Night Live. Fey was selected by Barbara Walters as one of America’s “10 most fascinating people of 2008”.

Fey became a writer on SNL in 1997. She was promoted to the position of head writer in 1999. She was added to the cast of SNL in 2000.[3] After leaving SNL in 2006, Fey created her own television series called 30 Rock. In the series, she portrays Liz Lemon, the head writer of TGS with Tracy Jordan, a fictional sketch comedy series.[3] In early 2008, she starred in the movie Baby Mama, alongside Amy Poehler.

• Is left handed.
• Her father is of German and Irish descent, and her mother is Greek.
• Graduated from Upper Darby High School.
• Admits was a mean girl in high school.
• Considered herself a supernerd during her high school days.
• Attended the University of Virginia, graduating in 1992. She majored in Drama.
• Came out of Chicago’s famed Second City comedy troupe where she was a writer-performer.
• Is Saturday Night Live’s first ever female head writer.
• As a writer for SNL she has written: Old French Whore, The View parodies, Boston Teens, Monica Lewinsky, Colonel Angus and Mom Jeans sketches among others.
• Was chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the #8 entertainer of the year in 2001.
• Was voted one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful in the World.
• Made screenwriting debut with “Mean Girls” (2004).
• Likes to sew and bake cookies.
• Her husband, Jeff Richmond, is a Second City director. He is ten years older than her.

30 Rock
Fey developed a sitcom, 30 Rock, for NBC’s fall 2006 schedule. The show is produced by NBC and Broadway Video, with Lorne Michaels and two former producers of The Tracy Morgan Show, David Miner, who is also her manager at 3 Arts, and Joann Alfano. Fey also writes and stars in the sitcom, said to be based on her experiences at SNL.
The show made its debut with mostly positive reviews but weak ratings. Ratings improved when NBC moved it to the Thursday night “Must See TV” comedy block. NBC renewed the series for a second season, which began in October 2007.
In July 2007, Fey was nominated for an Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for her role as Liz Lemon. The show itself won the 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. In 2008, she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, and won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series on January 27.
Along with the rest of the show’s writing staff, Fey participated in the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike, which began on November 5, 2007 and concluded on February 12, 2008. While picketing in Rockefeller Center on the first day of the strike, Fey was quoted as saying, “I’m a member of the Guild and I am here to support my fellow Guild members. This strike affects the show in which I work. We put our pens down yesterday, and we will not write until negotiations resume.” Fey, however, continued with her acting and producing duties on 30 Rock, as required by her contract. Production on 30 Rock ended Friday, November 9, 2007 and resumed 95 days later, at the conclusion of the writers strike, on February 12, 2008.

The show’s third season premiered on October 30, 2008.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Keala Jacobs April 7, 2009

“To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.”—Robert M. Pirsig

I woke up this morning thinking about my dad. I’m going to miss him. I almost called him this morning. My mom had John Brown on her mind as well. She called me to talk about him. She said she could see him singing, “I’m Going To Go Be With Jesus.”

She said she had to tell me, “He was a peaceful and humble man. You have him and me inside you. Take his peaceful spirit and humbleness with you. Embrace it.”

“Yes ma’am,” I replied.

She continued, “He never had harsh words for anybody.”

“Not even Blahblah Nameless.” I replied, knowing how he felt about this person. He told me this person gave him the chills.

“That’s right. Not even her.” My mom agreed.

I went for mile walk at 10:41 this morning. ALONE! Cynthia was suppose to go with me, but lovely lady stood me up again. I even did yoga this morning. Yoga is not easy, yet. I’m determined to continue until it becomes easy for me.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Valentines Day 2009

This year was sweeter than last year. The man is sweeter too.

2 dozen fresh cut tulips.
A large bag filled with dark chocolates. I love dark chocolates.
A teddy bear that said I’m a keeper.
He brought all of that to my job and surprised me. How sweet.
Dinner at Arizona’s.

Now it’s time to be honest. I’ll tell the story how it really happened.

He called me and asked what time I was getting off that Friday. I told him. He responded with news that he had a delivery coming to my job between 3 and 4. Cool, I’ll still be at work.

Around 3:30 TJ called to tell me his truck broke down and I had to pick him up. So, I left to go get TJ and call the insurance company to have his truck towed.

On my way to my car, I called him to tell him that his delivery had not made it yet and I had to leave. He told me that the delivery guy was there and I should look up.

I looked up and there he was in all BLACK walking towards me, looking oh so sexy, and carrying an arm full of tulips. He had a big gift bag in the other arm filled with dark chocolates.

Dude scored big time that day. I was pleasantly surprised.

Too bad on Valentines day he took Ms. Cranky to dinner, or at least he tried to take Ms. Cranky to dinner. She wanted to go to Arizona’s, but the wait was 2 hours. OH NO! We cannot wait 2 hours for dinner. So, we went to several different restaurants looking for one with little to no wait time. Good luck with that on Valentine’s day.

After they left Red Lobster, Ms. Cranky had reached her cranky height. In the car he had the audacity to recommend yet another restaurant. Ms. Cranky had had enough and she replied with, “You can just take me home and you go find some food. I KNOW what I want, and if I can’t have it I’d rather starve.”

After that outburst, the poor sweet man became afraid of Ms. Cranky. Needless to say, she got what she wanted from Arizona’s and afterwards turned into Keala the sweetest woman a man could want.

Crabcakes and wine. lol

Did I mention we saw Slumdog Millionaire and we both hated it?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Me on April 2, 2009

  • I love crabcakes.
  • My favorite brand of wine today is Menage A Trois.  Man I love that stuff.
  • I have to bake a 3-4 layer cake tonight.  Think I'll get it right?
  • I'm addicted to VH1.  I found myself watching 1-Hit Wonders of The 80's.  Loved it!
  • Tough Love is so funny!
  • I Love Money 2 is even funnier.
  • I been sneezing ALL friggin day.  Am I allergic to myself?  The roof of my mouth and the back of my throat itches.
  • I haven't cleaned my house since my Dad decided to take an early trip to Heaven without us.  It's not his fault.  I'm just saying.
  • I did make my bed 2 or 3 times since that fateful day.
  • I've been waking up at 2am and 4am for the past week and a half.
  • When I'm home alone, I sleep with a light on.  Shhh....don't tell that one, it's a huge secret.
  • I love my Sprint 3G plan.
  • Sometimes I accidently pay certain bills twice.  SCE&G was paid for March & April and is not due again until sometime in May.  
  • I did it with my mortgage twice and boy was I PISSED!
  • I'm doing a garden this year.  I am so excited about that.  2008 was the first year I did not do a garden since I moved back in my house.
  • I LOVE lip gloss.  I feel naked when I'm not wearing lip gloss.  I reapply my lip gloss at least 2x a day.

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