Friday, December 14, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
I'm so sick of it...it makes me cry....ughhh!!!
So about a month ago the car broke down on 176 going to Spartnaburg. I had it towed to the Toyota Dealership. Well, my mom convinced me take to a mechanic she goes to "sometimes". It took them a week to fix it and when I got it back it wasn't running as good( cranking up hard, burning through gas)
*The Devil is a busy ass character...he just doesn't want me to happy..*
Back to the story. So the car is leaking something. I think its oil. So I check my oil. It's low. So every week, I put two quarts of oil in the car and send a prayer up to God to get me back and forth to work, cuz I can't afford a new car on what I'm making. So, again, my mother has a idea, to get a oil change. So I go for an oil change and they say,"Your car is leaking transmission fluid, I would have it towed your mechanic..." Then they ask me what got done on the car. My dumb ass doesn't know because I let my mother handle it. So now I'm at my mother's fuming, waiting for her because she ain't answering her cell...
I feel like breaking down.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I learned this from my Momma. Buy yourself something for Christmas. I'm usually single anyway around Christmas/New Year's, so waiting on a Christmas gift from someone is crazy. My mom will pick out something at the last minute. But I don't really want her to. I tell her to buy for the kids.
So I ordered these two mark. gift sets: mark. jewel Gift Set and mark.self sanctuary body butters gift set. I like how the jewel smells and I've been wanting to use the body butter for a minute.
Plus, when you order you get a 1-year subscription to Glamour magazine with orders over $20. Very cool.:0
First, that overrated and over hyped body gel is the same body gel from J&J with the scent of cocoa butter. I could have bought the Equate brand and mixed it with Queen Helene Cocoa Butter for a better mixture.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I got a real close seat. The program started at 9:30 and I was there at like 8:15, after a stop at Starbucks on Pine Street, of course:) That cutie of a police officer in the pic kept asking me for some of my breakfast!
Do I look political? No, I look like my mother in that pic sans eyeglasses.I got politics in my system though. I was Poli Sci minor at the WU and served on the WU SGA for three years as a senator and parliamentarian. I'm excited about the '08 elections...
A little bitty supporter! I sent the kids off to preschool. They would have showed out, seriously!
Senator Clinton. She was phenomenal and super genuine...
I got this close and got nervous. I said, "Hi, Hillary!!".She said,"Hello, young lady...Thanks for coming out..." People were getting her autograph and taking photos with her. I still stood there frozen...How cute.
One of the pastors that introduced her called her, "Not just metropolitan but Cosmopolitan..." She let out a big hearty laugh. :)
Check out the article already up on the www.goupstate.com on the event!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
1) Plan your meal.
2) Enter 6 and your Food Choice and text it to 411511 on your cell phone.
3)You'll receive a text message with the perfect wine match!
How cool...they are also in the process of setting up a website at http://www.ewinematch.com/
I have always wanted a Le Creuset pot. My mother, the ultimate bargain finder, found a red one at the Salvation Army with the top included. How lucky!!! I was reading through a cookbook the other day and found out that these pots and the American part of the company are located right here in South Carolina, in a town called, Early Branch.
And I don't know where that is even located.:) ( They got a 803 area code so it must be in the "Low Part" of the state.)
Good Eats everyone!
So, I will be making breakfast for the midgets and me. They have already requested pancakes and turkey bacon. I will be having that too:) plus G.Garvin's Lobster Avocado & Brie Omelet. I've only made an omelet like twice. But I can can make pretty good eggs so I'll have some pictures for ya...
Happy Thanksgiving ya'll!!!
Monday, November 19, 2007
The Mu Xi Chapter was founded on the campus of Winthrop College on November 19, 1978. It was officially chartered on December 12, 1978 . The International President was Soror Barbara K. Phillips and the South Atlantic Regional Director was Soror DeLoris Oliver. Led by its first Graduate Advisor Soror Eliza Walker Mills, the "Transcendent Twenty-Three" embarked on a legacy that would persevere.
Happy 29th Birthday to my undergrad chapter, MuXi!!!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Can you believe that I, Jamie, have not been in a Sephora Store since February?
Can you believe I only found two things in that entire Christmas catalog I wanted?
I made a sad little gift registry for both pieces...so if *anyone*( echoes......) wants to purchase them for me...why go ahead!!! Just kidding...:)
Monday, November 12, 2007
Rest In Peace My "Ivy Beyond The Wall"
Sunday, November 11, 2007
How Yummy is that?
Check the Myspace too!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Friday...yep I'm skipping around. Thank Blogger Photo link for that. Pick these up at Green's Salvage today. I didn't know Burt's Bees made makeup?
More Friday goodies...Got these $1.70 lipglosses and $1 socks from Fred's I just love novelty socks. Especially holiday socks. How corny of me!lol!Check out the I love Nerds socks:)
My Daddy's Birthday. He would have been 57 years old. I had the perfect gift:Go see American Gangster and buy him the BET American Gangster DVD set and then watch him fuss with my uncles. He was a serious movie buff. I got it honest. I love you Daddy, I miss you so much. I wish you were here...because I can't get the heat to come on at the house. I don't know what's wrong with the thermostat.:) And Momma is driving me crazy and I need a hug.:)
-I paid $60 for the whole kit at Divas on Main in the 'Burg.They have a whole back room of the line...
-My kit has a Dark and Deep Color in it along with this psuedo-moisturizer( because it don't moisturize, so used something else then this, but a good lotion for oily skin) three brushes and this translucent powder.
-The brushes SHED LIKE CRAZY to be always"buffing" your face with them.
-It took me about three tries to mix the Deep and Dark colors to get something close to my skin color. It still looks a little ashen.
-I love that kabuki brush. But it sheds too.
-The "warmth" powder. A waste. WnW got better bronzers.
-The translucent powder( whatever its called)...NYC loose translucent powder for cheaper. But I like it.
Overall...Not a waste of money or time but not totally for me. But I haven't given up and I'm working it out each day.
In other last weekend cooking news, I scooped these McCormick Grinders up at Big Lots for 1.40 a piece. A great kitchen to me is full of the essentials and above. I love having all the spices I need before I cook. One of these is a roasted sea salt. I've been putting it on everything:)
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Left my camera at home with the post for today.
Go to my first therapy session for whatever keeps me up at night and keeps mind racing and other stuff...
oh...here's meme I stole from my lil' co-worker's Myspace...:)
L A Y E R - O N E ::
J:Jewelry,prefers David Yurman
M:Milkshake, a strawberry one from Bantam chef would be good.
I:I love Jesus!
E:Estatic! I get paid on Wednesday!
L A Y E R - T W O ::
-- Name: Jamie
-- Birthday: 9/23
Nick Name: Peaches,Toot, Jeter,Cuzin,Jay, Jamesy,James and my new one:Pound Cake!
-- Location: Mother Dearest's home on the range.
-- Eye Color: Brown
-- Natural Hair Color: Dk.Brown
-- Righty or lefty: Rightyy baby.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L A Y E R - T H R E E ::
-- Shoes you wore today:Sam and Libby Leopard Flats and Mossimo pumps
- Your perfect pizza: Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Pizza Hut and Pepperoni from Papa John's( if we had one...
-- Best holiday:none. I'm jaded on holidays.
-- Missed memory: College, the years after college in the Rock , chillin with friends,Charlotte and Rock Hill, MuXi stuff.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - -L A Y E R - F O U R ::-- How many pets do you have: none.
-- If you got to go anywhere in the world, where would you go: New York. I need my auntie!
-- Single or Taken: Single
-- The last movie you saw at cinemas: Why Did I Get Married.
-- The last people you hung out with: Meka, Miss Cheryl "The Diva Recievers"
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -L A Y E R - F I V E ::
-- Pepsi or Coke: neither
-- McDonald's or Burger king: Neither, again
-- Adidas or Nike: Nike.
-- Lipton Ice Tea or brisk: neither
-- Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-LA Y E R - S I X ::Do You.
.-- Curse: Too much, I'm forever prayful on that...
-- Do you sing: Yep, I'm think I'm a 30 year American Idol!
-- Get motion sickness: No.
-- Think you're a health freak: Sort of
-- Get along with your parents: Lord, have mercy!
-- Play an instrument: Yeah, the flute. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - -L A Y E R - S E V E N ::In the past month...
-- Drank alcohol: Yessssss
-- Gone to the mall: Westgate? Eww, no.
-- Eaten an entire pizza: no
.-- Been on stage: no
-- Gone skating: no
-- Made homemade cookies: no, my oven is psycho I tell u- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -L A Y E R - E I G H T ::Have you ever...
-- Been in big trouble with your parents: All the time when I was a teenager
-- Lied about your age: Never had to. I always looked older than I do.
-- Used a fake ID: Nope. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L A Y E R - N I N E ::
-- Age you hope to be married: Shit, I'm 30 now. IT AINT HAPPENING. And maybe that's a good thing. I don't want to live no man ever ever again and expose one to my kids who turns out to not be about sh*t. Who's got the time to wait for Mr. Right in the Wrong Town? Wait...he wasn't Charlotte or Rock Hill either...
-- Number of Children: I got two but want one more but not out of wedlock again so two I have... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - -L A Y E R - T E N ::In a man.
Best eye color: Brown with long lashes...yummy
Best hair color: It really doesn't matter..lol
Age: 1-3 years older.
Height and weight: Taller( but not too tall) and bigger( but not flabby fat but I like a "solid"dude, lol!) than me. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - -L A Y E R - E L E V E N ::
-- Number of people you could trust in your life right now: Let's see...none...seriously( ALL MY "REAL FRIENDS" SHOULD PEEP THAT)
-- Number of tattoos: None.But everybody seems think I got tats.
-- Number of piercings: 6, all ears.
Friday, November 02, 2007
I can't even believe I'm watching College Hill Interns on BET. I've been out of school for eight years this December. But I think college life is the best 4, 5,6, years of your life. Seriously, I DID college. I could probably write a flashback blog on life:WU 1995-1999. It was insanity. But, do watch CH Interns for that young cutie name Kasheef. And he is an ole' nasty Nupe...I love it!!
Plus intern Ivy( who's a Ivy, an AKA, how cute!) has a very cute blog on all the happenings on the show.
I was peeping through my momma's Spartanburg Herald newspaper when I came across a very fly article on 'Burg fashion by Jessica DeVault, one the Herald staffers.
Shall I exhale? Someone who love pop culture and fashion in the 'Burg? Love's it! Check out her blog and her webisodes!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
I'm protective about a drugstore.Like this whole Edkerds now Rite-Aid. We had Rite-Aids down here before and they didn't do no good. I remember one in Rock Hill that I used drive across town to get to. It's was all gated up with major cameras like somebody was going to jack it. But I went in one the other anyway...Edkerd, I mean Rite-Aid always has the up-to-date makeup goodies. I walked right into a clearance cart that had all this Booth's yumminess on it. I like Booth's Pomegranate Body Wash. So I scooped this products up all under 3.00. I already love and love the Fruit Enzyme Balance Toner. So hop by there and hunt down the clearance cart. I think that's popping off because of the change in companies and maybe they are not carrying certain products...
Does any remember Revco? lol!
The Good: It got that rubber brush that I love. And it a pretty shade of orange. Like a Creamsicle! Yum!
The Bad:It flakes, the brush is too big, the handle to long and the tube too big.
The Mascara: Stick with Lash Exact, Cover Girl.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Parmesan Risotto INGREDIENTS:
1. In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and shallot; cook for 3 minutes. Add rice, stirring to coat. Add 1 cup of the hot chicken stock; cook and stir until stock is absorbed.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
After church, I made my "Sunday Supper", Bow Tie Pasta and Chicken from G.Garvin's cookbook. It was so-so. It has asparagus, one of the few veggies I don't like. Plus the recipe called for tomato sauce and chopped tomatoes. Why not the store bought spaghetti sauce of your liking? Because it would have tasted alot better. I had to put my spin on it and put 1tbsp of sugar in it. That saved that situation. The parmesan cheese didn't add much flavor like normally does. I probably make this again, tweaked to my liking. I did like the use of bowtie(farfalle) and chicken.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Will she go back? Yes
Thursday, October 18, 2007
To Rock Hill...To the WU for a reunion.
The reunion is the 100 women who went in October 1997 to the Million Woman March. Just 100 of us on two charter buses up there and back. I saw one of my best friends, my Aunt Bonnie in the mist of thousands of women. She had came down from NY and this was before people had mad cell phones and texting and stuff. I looked over and there she was. They want us to wear all black@ the program...new outfit crisis!!!!
I'm excited but then I don't know. I'm exhausted and hopefully I can get off early that day to get over there in time. And I don't have nowhere to stay! My usual, E-dub, is now shacking and is renting out her house. (If you are reading this, E, I'm going to punch in the face when I see u...Love you!) Plus, I didn't want to do a whole weekend and I want to come home Saturday. But I need to see my homegirl Gab and hit couple place( Sephora, Southpark Mall, etc.)
What shall I do? Go or stay at the house.
Also, I'll post the recipe for the Apple Chicken and I had some restaurant reviews from the Spartanburg area. Fun stuff cousins!!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Okay...is anyone watching that show on BET called Sunday Best, a reality show to pick the next gospel superstar? I caught a rerun of it last night and before I watched it I was skeptical. I mean how do you judge someone singing the praises of the Lord even if they are out of key? Anyways...I found it soooo interesting....
-Kirk Franklin knows he "shawt"! But that's my boy! He was sharp, though.
-Those MaryMary's are like two black Simon Cowells. They are not playing.
-Tina of MaryMarys had on some bad earrings and a hat!
-Her sister...Now don't tell some body not to cover up when you got on a vest and button-up...
-The contestants...its going to be hard to pick a winner, especially that one that sung that Clark Sisters song...Jesus!!
-That dress above,I wore it to church this past Sunday. It one of the Grandma's birthday gifts.
-I guess I'll watch it through...Is BET trying to redeem itself for something?
-Go Bebe, Go Bebe!!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I paired it up with his Vegetable Fried Rice. I've made this so many times as a main dish, its great. I used Tamari soy sauce instead of regular soy sauce, its much richer to me and powdered ginger instead of ginger root( I'm just too lazy for all that chopping). I also used I little sesame oil as a drizzle on top.
Here's that sexy thang's book, chocked full fabulous recipes. I make my girlfriend Jenn's favorite Jalapeno Crab Dip from it and he's got some Bourbon Chicken wings that ain't no joke.
photos: My personal stash and www.amazon.com