One of my resident gig is for Detroit Comedian Coolaide. He is funny cat that has traveled the world as a comedian just as I as a dj. We come together every second Saturday for Saturday Night Laughs a staple in Detroit comedy. He flies in a headline comedian every month and its always cool to meet famous and up and coming comedians. I have to be on point with the music when its a part of their act or get clowned. A lot of things I do with the comedians are improved and I love coming through every time.
Music moves at the speed of sound lol. So much music is available and it’s hard to find quality. Today, I djed a middle and high school party. I like to challenge myself with arranging records that I’m not familiar with. I turn music that I dont like into and arrange it and try to entertain the youth at the same time. While having to be prepared to mute or change a record at the sound of cuss words on a clean version.
Then, a few hours later, I had to support my clear soul brothers as they competed to represent Detroit for the A3C festival in Atlanta. I know they should win but I am biased.
A day in the life.
Amazing… and well needed Info!!!
Ahhhh If you didn’t know that it’s 2014… Let me help welcome you……. HELLOOOOOO IT’S 2014 (in the most sarcastic voice you could ever imagine)…… and in this day & age…. what has become more common… is the age of #WorkingMoms 🙂
We are still the first ones awake, and the last ones to go to sleep. But , now in-between we work 9 to 5’s , we cook, we clean, tend to our families… and ourselves (when time permits). Its a new day and age. I remember my Grandma (Momma) working just to buy Minks, Sunday hats…and purses.. and that’s about it. She didn’t “have” to work. My Granddad (Daddy) worked his butt off and took care of an entire family of FIVE. Now, because of the high cost of living …. EVERYWHERE….. that is not as common as it was in the past. Both parents work, they have to. They work together to reach a common ground…. making sure that their households are fully functional, and that the children within… want for nothing.
I’m a mother of 2 and a soon-to-be Stepmom of my 3rd, and my goals are simple:
1. Make sure God is always first in our household
2. Be a strong support system to my Family
3. Never let Work/Money become more important than my Family!
It’s really easy to get so caught up in working that you forget…their are people at home that need ya! There has to be Work/Life Balance. I have been BLESSED beyond belief to get to work for a company that supports Family. Mat Ishbia the CEO of USFS supports the Work/Life balance theory. He has created a culture that challenges every employee to work their 8 hours… the full 8 hours and then GO HOME!! They don’t enforce mandatory overtime. They enforce working your given shift…They want you to maximize all of your time while your at work.. as opposed to lolligagging… and wasting the time that you actually have to be there anyway. I love it. I’m excited to go to work…and I’m excited to go spend time with my family when my work day has ended.
My fiancé and our children understand…#WorkEthic… we all push each other, and we know and understand what each persons role in the house. It’s ok to be a #WorkingMom in 2014. You just have to maneuver it in… and get everyone to help out in the process.
So just in case I don’t get tell all you wonderful Moms out there….. On Sunday…..
Whether your a Working Mom….or a Stay At Home Mom……either way your title is #SUPERMOM soooooo
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!
Sooo many people say, you should seriously start a food blog… Your food looks amazing… My response is always… #ThankYou because …..I was taught to say thank you after any type of constructive criticism is given.
Ohhhhhhhhh but My Cooking and I…. have a deep relationship…if I have had a long day… I cook… If I’m stressed out… I cook… If i’m bored… I cook… if I wanna have some fun…. I cook…. …even if I’m sad…..I cook!!!! Seriously…Me cooking is like breathing. I just do it. It always feels right… and it makes me happy 🙂
Now, seeing that I love to cook so much… I had to learn to be smart about it. Cooking is great but if your cooking the wrong things you will end up a hot 500lbs!!! So I pay attention to the things that I cook for myself and my family. I have been vegan for about 17 weeks now, and I took my family off of beef and pork for about the same time…..If they sneak it in… its when they are not around me! ( lol) I read labels out of control…we have some allergies in my household… My fiancé is allergic to onions… I’m allergic to dairy products.. (no not lactose intolerant… like allergic). So i have to read the labels. I want to know EVERYTHING THAT IS IN EVERYTHING!!!!
I don’t like to buy products that has too much sodium. I’m trying to steer clear of canned veggies.. but its sooooo hard (I’m working on it) . But when your a full time working Mommy and Wife..meals have to be quick, in and out, …. I’m talking get er’ done! If i’m off at 6-630 and my kids need to be in bed by 9pm… #NOEXCUSES….Sometimes canned veggies like #blackbeans and #corn….will save a sistas life! So… it’s a continuous work in progress ya know. I’m only trying to be superwoman here! (lol)
Just so that you understand where I’m coming from… check this out….. Here is an article that shows you a few of the ingredients that are approved here in the US but completely banned in other countries… its crazy you have to pay attention to everything… Everything that looks good IS NOT good for you.
Ohhhh but wait… there is more… here is another….its crazy… but people don’t read the ingredients, or can even pronounce half the crap thats on the side anyway…look at this article.
If anything…..DO YOUR BODY A FAVOR…. pay attention to what you put in it…
It will #ThankYou later 🙂
It is a perfect thought. It makes perfect sense. We have definitely allowed the tables to be turned. This is a very very… direct to the point post of … What was acceptable then… and What is acceptable now. Thanks Danielle 🙂
Perhaps a more suitable title for this blog would be, “The Deterioration of Clair Huxtable into Being Mary Jane,” but for the sake of attracting readership I chose to go with the word, ‘evolution.’ I wanted to purposely offend all of your memories of the smooth, professional, beautiful wife, mother of five, New York City lawyer, television persona, Clair Huxtable and make you think twice about your affections for the the charming, beautiful, professional adulterer, Mary Jane.
In a time when black America needs no help in projecting harmful and negative stereotypes within its communities, television writers and more specifically black television writers are cashing in exponentially on black female television heroines such as Olivia Pope and Mary Jane while they avoid less controversial role portrayals like Clair Huxtable as if she were a plague, but I understand. Clair is played out.
No one can be that beautiful, that happy…
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Ha! I was just thinking this… so my brain told my fingers to type it!!!
Well… I have this fiancé… that just so happens to be the greatest Dj ever… Now I’m gonna pause, because I know that your thinking… This girl is nuts and she’s only saying that he is the greatest Dj because he’s hers. No No No No Nooooooo that’s not it. I am a #MusicHead its not an understatement….. its a pure fact. I love ever aspect of it. I love the melodies.. I love the keys… I love the way it makes you feel. I love how you can relate every emotion to a song… I just love it. I love Hip Hop.. I love Rock… I love it.. I just do.. I love it all… I love it so much… I can taste it. And the cool thing about my fiancé, David… aka Dj Davey Boy Wonder, aka Dolla… depending on what he’s doing… he loves it too.
Now I shared this photo… so that you guys can understand this. But it is the truth.
Now I’m not the only person that believes that he is amazing. He is currently on tour with a #True Hip Hop group called Clear Soul Forces… now…. let me be clear when I say #True Hip Hop… (yes i had to hash tag it … to make sure you understand what I’m saying…) It’s real hip hop, so these guys couldn’t use a Dj…that didn’t have his ear.. or a Dj that could make a crowd go … WILD!! I WOULDN’T HAVE MADE SINCE…Their energy is … #RIDICULOUS… so whatever Dj selected would have had to have that same #RIDICULOUS energy as well. Back to my point, he’s on a 24 city tour with them in Europe… and its going soooooo well.. I wish i lived in Europe!!! I wish I could just be a fly…. on tour with them. LOL!!! #NoJoke! I would faithfully be at every show!!!! #Seriously!!!
They had a show today, in Bordeaux, France, and it was Hosted by Nova Planet, and they streamed the show live on the air. WHEN I SAY IT WAS BONKERS… THAT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!!! UGH! I wanna throw up…because the show was #SICK!!! I’M IN THE USA… AND THESE GUYS ARE IN FRANCE.. AND I WAS HANGING ON EVERY WORD IN EVERY BAR… WHEN THE DJ (#MyDj) said throw your hands up.. I literally sat in a corporate office and threw my damn hands up like I was at the show!!!!!! WHATTTTTTT!!!!
All I could think was … FaReal? Ya’ll got me like this… at my #Job? #SayHuhSayWhat?
You could feel the crowd… you can hear the smooth transitions from one song to another. Even in the transitions when the guys were going from their regular wardrobe to their #NinjaFits (yeah.. I’m nosey and I know all the details.. because I live in the details) Dj Davey Boy Wonder (#MyDJ) still had the crowd hype as HELL!! The noise meter was off the chart!!!!! #NinjaRap came on and their back-n-forth rap style had the crowd going wild… It was #Sick… I was #Gone…..and once again… I just fell in love with the music again……Ugh… #YouFeelMe?!
#MyDJ …Dj Davey Boy Wonder… knows music for days.. he can tell you who sampled what… what the original was… He can spin… in an empty room and draw a crowd… He can spin any type of music, anytime… and have everyone leaving trying to find out… where the hell did you get the songs from. Where did it come from … He’s sick. If I’m mad and he spins.. I for get what I’m mad at….I’m in love again. He’s amazing. His ears….. make my life happy. and I’m not talking about the physical shape of his ear.. I’m talking the types of music that he hears. The sounds that he hears in the music. Harmonies. Pitch. Ugh… again.. you get my Drift…HE…IS….MUSIC…. and again.. Its not just because he is #MINE… it’s the #Truth.
So yeah.. I’m living vicariously through him right now… I may be in the USA.. right now, but my heart is traveling across the great country of Europe, and my spirit is with him. The stories, and pictures feed my soul.
Every show they have done… The crowd is open.. and ready to receive he music. They love the music. They love the hip hop. They respect it. I wish it was like that here in the USA. These guys are from Detroit …a place where music resides…..I wish the love that they get overseas.. was the same type of love they got here. And I’m just speaking the #Truth!!! Hey…#TheMusicMadeMeDoIt 🙂
My brain is telling me.. if you don’t know who Dj Davey Boy Wonder is…#GetToKnowHim……..#TheMusicMightChangeYoLife 🙂
Happy Touring Love…
I’m proud of you and the guys