Random Trivia (1)

I love Trivia. People think it’s dumb, but if you’re ever on Jeopardy you’ll think a lot different.

I received this in an email and thought I would share.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BUT PROBABLY DON’T

1. Money isn’t made out of paper, it’s made out of cotton.

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.

3. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a ‘tittle.’

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller

6. 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

7. 315 entries in Webster ‘s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

8. The ‘spot’ on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily :S

10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

11. Chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small-sized dog.

12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoeing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

13. Most lipstick contains fish scales

14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine.

16. Upper and lower-case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters,

the Upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.

17. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time, hence multi-tasking was invented.

18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!

21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange and purple.

22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa ‘s lips.

23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death

24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original ‘Halloween’ was a Captain Kirk’s mask painted white..

25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar

26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)

27. The phrase ‘rule of thumb’ is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your

thumb.

28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples.

30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

32. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.

34. George Carlin said it best about Martha Stewart, “Boy, I feel a lot safer now that she’s behind bars. O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they haul her off to jail.”

Whomp…

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Broke and Living

Good Morning,

It’s still a Recession, for those of you that say it isn’t I don’t know what planet you’re living on.  If you’re currently not Broke and Living, do you want to adopt me? Just a simple question, no need to roll your eyes at me.. gosh.

Well you know my fam, whom I so often mention The Discombobulated Tricks? Well they’re back with some new flavor. Their new site is called www.brokeandliving.com. You know the Kanye line “We all self-conscious, I’m just the first to admit it“? Well this is along those lines. Nowadays, everyone tries to act like all they do is get money and stunt in clubs with Grey Goose bottles while really their rent isn’t paid. Boy, disappear! Girls acting like they’re Rihanna in the club when they borrowed (or stole their whole outfit) and they walk out in the videolight when Fancy comes on. Girl, good-damn-day!

My girls aren’t frontin.

BROKE AND LIVING.

Dat…Chick…Neeks…

Good Morning,

Life is crazy sometimes, real crazy. Sometimes I feel like drowning and all I need is a lifevest. Again, I’ve successfully managed to mess up my health so dealing with that makes life that much more stressful. Well, that’s when God decides to send you a paddle to help see your way out. Yesterday, I had an amazing opportunity fall into my presence (as well as the Discombobulated Tricks). At first I thought it was too good to be true, but then upon rethinking it I realized why does it have to be too good to be true? Sometimes we get down on ourselves to the point that we discourage our own selves before anyone else can. Why is that? Is it to try to ‘protect’ our spirit before anyone else can damage it with their discouraging words? Is it to keep ourselves from getting excited only to be disappointed in the end? Lack of confidence? Hmmm, the possibilities are endless but either way….

Either way, I’m not having it.

I’m good at different things, so why don’t I act like it? Maybe, it’s because I don’t think I’m entitled to it. It’s interesting to me when I see rappers, singers, industry folk that brag about them being so amazing, when they’re really not. Do they know they’re not that great but put on this confident front to the world? Some do, I know that for a fact. Others don’t really know the truth and everyone is too afraid to tell them. There’s such a fine line between good confidence in knowing you have a little bit of talent in something and knowing to endure through it and then knowing when to give it a rest.

I digress.

Yesterday came to be from me just being me (didn’t mean to Dr.Seuss you lol). I have it, I know I do. Just have to use it a little more, because when I think about it I definitely know what to do with it *Drizzy voice*

Just Wondering (10)

… Just wondering why I haven’t written in so long?  Well the main reason is, I need a computer (Mac) folks! I have no way of keeping up at home which is quite irritating but that’s life. I love this blog so I haven’t given up on it.

… Just wondering how come people don’t realize that I’ve read their story and I’m just waiting to drop the “tell all”. Keep pushing me, trust me keep it up. When I speak, sometimes I feel like people aren’t really listening to me. As I’ve said before: You smelled the smoke, saw the flame from a distance and heard the sirens… yet somehow you still walked up to the fire and managed to get burned! All the warning signs were there!  I’m not a hard person to get. I’m straight forward in what I say. If I tell you I don’t like the way you’re moving and for some reason you don’t want to listen hear me, that’s YOUR problem. Don’t be mad when I have an attitude or I’m treating you the exact way you were treating me. Think about it.

… Just wondering why it’s so cold today? I’m mad I didn’t realize I’d need my scarf. Oh another tidbit for today? My buckle in the back of my pants that holds it up (it doesn’t have belt loops which I HATE) broke when I sat down this morning. *Insert laugh track*. I had to do some last minute surgery with the help of a coworker. Bad day to wear red underwear I tell ya.

… Just wondering why no one has sent me Chad Ocho Cinco to my doorstep yet. Hurry up folks, I’m not so patiently waiting.

… Just wondering who watched the train wreck that is SNL on Saturday Night that just passed? Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) hosted and it was HORRENDOUS. I only tuned in because Twitter folks got my interests peaked, and I really wished my curiosity didn’t get the Best of Me like Mya (#basicpunchline LOL). In total, I watched about 8 minutes too much and I was not impressed at all. You know when you feel embarrassed for someone on tv? Well yea, that’s what that was. It’s like they had her portray every ghetto Lacriesha girl role that they could think of. Worse yet, she was stumbling all over her words and you can just see the nervousness on her face. Bad look for her, really bad look.

… Just wondering why my aunt felt the need to scar me for life. She saw a picture of someone who I’m attracted to and said “He looks like *insert my cousins name here*”. WTF?! I’m scarred for life, I won’t be able to look at him the same now. I’m not a pervert guys I swear! Well not that kind at least.

… Just wondering why people put up a facade on the internet of who they think they “should” be and what they “should” be doing. The thing is there is always someone who knows you in the real world, so you fronting like you’re God’s Gift to mankind is quite silly. Myself, as well as everyone else would appreciate it if you would cut it right out. Do you need an example? Putting on like you’re such a great man/woman and you know you’re dishonest and doing dirt is STUPID. Putting it out there that you’re making paper 24/7 and you can barely afford a Harvey’s (we know Harvey’s is the higher priced fast food spot lol) combo is STUPID. If that’s not who you are why fake it for a bunch of people you’ve probably never met? Do you at all costs because it’s so much easier.

*….*

I’ve tried, I continue to try and you’re not having it. Constantly I ask myself “what’s the point?”, all I’m asking is for you to meet me halfway like Fergie. Nothing more, nothing less. If you don’t want to, which as I continue to type this I realize that I’m the idiot. Why do I continue to put forth so much effort. D’oh!

You Remind Me…

He walks in the room and it’s like the rest of the place is moving in slowwww motion *chopped & screwed* voice.

Somehow I can’t take my eyes off of him, we make eye contact for a bit then both look away. As the night progresses, I continue to search for him in the sea of people. Something about him is just hot (even though he had a slight Swizz Beatz nose lol). After awhile I turn to my girl Steffie and say “that guy is so sweet”. What does she reply?

…”Get out of here, he looks like *insert my ex’s name here*”

Ouch.

I will admit he had the same complexion and maybe if you looked real quick he somewhat looked like him but for the most part, heck no. Then I started to think “Is she right?”, like I was getting some sort of complex lol. Have you ever really thought of what makes you attracted to someone? Do you tend to go for the same “type” over and over? Well, to answer my own question- No, I don’t. The guys I’ve dated, and been attracted to have all been different for the most part. Different things attract me, which is a good and bad thing I guess. My track record isn’t walking ‘I Am Robot’ clones, nah never that. Come to think of it, maybe that’s why sometimes after I’m over someone I’m left wondering “what the hell was I thinking?”.

(To the butter guy that night at the Hardrock, you are pretty fly. Apply within 😉 )

My day, March 3rd.

Good morning,

Yesterday evening I went to the mall to finally get my iPod fixed since it’s been hurting for sometime now. The result? They had to wipe out all of my music.

Can we please have a moment of silence?

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*sniff sniff*. Do you know what it’s like to lose your music collection? Well sadly I do. It’s happened to me on more than one occasion and it doesn’t make it any easier each time around. You know what’s the real kicker? It’s still doing one of the problems I reported to them, therefore I probably have to go back today. *Kiss teeth*.

After I finished my errands at the mall, I decided I might as well see Avatar while I’m there since it’s coming out of theatres this week. Yes, Yes, I know “you still haven’t seen it yet?”. Considering up until a couple days ago it was still sold out, no I hadn’t watched it as yet. As I’m walking over to the theatre, I’m engaged in a funny bbm convo with the big homie Malaika. We’re cracking jokes and I’m laughing to myself as I walk. Suddenly I hear “look pon teet” from an obvious Jamaican man. I stopped laughing and look at him perplexed and he’s smiling and laughing with me.

Ummmm was that a drive-by shot at me?

I wasn’t sure if to yell out “man down” or say “thank you”. By the look on his face it wasn’t an insult (I guess) but damn, not a very good way to compliment someone. As he passed he continued to look back and smile and all I could do is laugh and think “Damn Jamaicans”. Yea, I said it. To my Jamaican homies, you know I love you but you guys say some funny things.  Sometimes you mean well, but it just comes off… rough around the edges.

 

As for my Avatar experience. Let’s just say I thought I would have learned 6 languages, had the cure for Diabetes and somehow bad lacefronts would have been stopped.

*shrugs*

What I’m getting at is the movie was overhyped by people. Granted the graphics were ill but the storyline wasn’t that different or profound from things we’ve previously seen. As always I had to judge for myself since that’s all everyone has been talking about for the last few months, I mean the movie was still sold out a couple days ago.

Bottom line, I kind of wish I saw Shuter Island instead before this one but it was still a good movie.

…Just Wondering (9)

…Just wondering why Facebook keeps changing and borrowing from other sites but won’t fix simple annoyances. “Like what?” you ask? Well I should be allowed to pick and choose who can invite me to events. You know what Tyrone? I don’t care to go to Dancehall Fete 132. Stop asking. Oh and hey Ashley! I don’t need you to invite me every week to your WEEKLY party at a club downtown, I get it, I really do- it happens every Saturday. Thanks but no thanks.

…Just wondering why people you don’t hear from often call you and then when you ask them what’s up, they reply “oh I’m just bored”. Ummm, really? Go play brickbreaker or something if you’re bored. Am I here to amuse you?

… Just wondering why the Black Eyed Peas video for “Imma Be” seems like it’s 25 minutes long. The song is hot, and the video is cool too, however only after you realize the song went from Pop to R&B to Hip Hop to Dance and then Trance your eyebrow raises slightly.

…Just wondering if the weather is going to stay like this for a while and by awhile I mean permanently. I’m enjoying the fact that I’m not freezing my private parts off each time I go outside. The future is looking amazing so far, I’m hoping it can only get hotter from here.

… Just wondering if you guys check out my Blogroll at the top. You should, there’s some good sites worth checking out.

… Just wondering why this male thinks that I’m not on to his game. You only say hi and engage in conversation when your girl isn’t around. The rest of the time I’m invisible (except for when you’re staring me down and think I can’t see you). Well, guess what? You’re not Casper and I think you’re a jackass. Cut the crap! If you can’t be consistent… don’t even bother.

…Just wondering why some people fail to realize that tattoo’s are permanent. You would think that would be a “duh” but for a growing number of  folks that point seems to be missed. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have any problems with people getting tats when it’s tastefully done and not foolishness. What’s foolishness? Well tattooing “It’s Barbie B*tch” sums up foolishness in a quick and easy nutshell. Don’t you think? I know a guy that’s tatted on both arms and it’s delicious and they all mean something important. That’s cool. Ladies especially need to be careful of placements. We have a lot more options of showing skin and having every part of your body marked is not a good look. Sorry!

…Just wondering why Ladies are imitating Nicki Minaj so hard? She’s just imitating every other female before her. You like her music? Okay fantastic, but dressing like her and all that is taking it a step too far. Learn to be a woman before you aspire to be a doll.

Real Major

Hair, Makeup, Styling,  Photography, Creative Directing. You want it, we got it!

Oh, and who else can whine to “Raggamuffin’ and do the whole Single Ladies dance while doing all of the above.

Didn’t think so.

Datchickneeks + The Discombobulated Tricks = Love and Creativity

Myself, Nicole, Megz

Neeks, PradaTrick, AsiaFiasco & CPD

About 4am in the morning screwfacing.

Just Wondering (8)

…Just wondering who the hell gets Pink Eye at the age of 24? Guess who! ME !! *Side eye*. Friday morning I woke up and found it strange that I couldn’t open my left eye. Went to work and everyone kept trying to convince me it was Pink Eye. They eventually forced me to the walk in and he confirmed it. He gave me medicine with instructions that were even printed on the box “Apply in Left eye, 1 drop twice daily”. Fine. I woke up Sunday morning and guess what? I couldn’t open my right eye! Fantasticcccccc. When I went to put on the medication that night, I realized there was a paper in the box describing how to apply the medicine. You know what it said “Apply to both eyes regardless to prevent the spread”. *Blank stare*.  Y’all realize why I really dislike doctors now?

…Just wondering how I’m missing so many important items from my room. My “Fade to Black” Dvd, my “I Told you I was trouble” DVD and my navy blue nail polish. I’m pretty pissed off. These 3 things are vital to me (maybe that’s a boost but you know what I mean). If I happened to lend anyone those DVD’s and forgot, can you please just swing them back my way. Greatly appreciated!

…Just wondering what happened to dating? I know, I’ve written about that before but I’d seriously like to know. It’s long gone and I suggest for 2010 everybody makes a strong effort to bring it back.

…Just wondering who has the time to think of these stupid bbm (blackberry messenger) forwards. You crackberry users know what I’m talking about. The Christmas tree, the big “2010” one, the “if you love your mom forward this to 10 people… a girl didn’t do this and 4 days later her mother died”. I MEAN REALLY?! Are you people that dense? Do NOT send me this trash. I don’t care.

…Just wondering why a lot of you tell me in person/bbm/twitter/phone that you liked what I write on here but you never actually comment and take part in the discussion. You don’t have to put your name or even your real email address. Put “whotheheckcares” as a username and email “dontworryaboutit” if you feel like it LOL. Just COMMENT!

…Just wondering why it’s so early in the morning and I’m already craving Coke. It’s like insulin to me, argghhh. Whoa I just read that back, I’m talking about COCA-COLA … COCA COLA LOL. Before 1 of you send me a heartfelt letter telling me to go to Intervention lol.

…Just wondering how is it that I haven’t left the house in 4 days and feel absolutely no way about it. Yes, I know I have Pink eyes but I like being by myself sometimes. My only issue is that I really don’t look human to me lol. I’ve been trying to avoid mirrors and what not because it’s not pretty. Blah

…Just wondering why some girls are walking around calling Amber Rose their idol. I mean, what?! What has Amber Rose done but cut her hair? Is this some kind of joke? When I say a lot of females are so misguided, I really mean that. Amber Rose has done nothing but be in a couple videos (no one knew her then), she cut her hair and shacked up with Kanye and now she’s idol worthy? Foolishness at its best.