New Year, New Blog

Not really. But I like to make things up to make y'all pay attention. LOOK AT ME!! So, it's 2007. FINALLY!! I'm usually the girl dragging her feet into the new year. I never really care about celebrations. Big Kyle (not my Kyle) had hotel parties in Charlotte two of the years we were at Hampton so those were always mucho fun.

Otherwise, I'm not really into going downtown to crane my neck upwards at fireworks, I don't want to drop $50 on some wack club that's $5 any other night, I don't want to spend all my money (is that the same? yes and no). Basically I want to do the same thing I've done the last 3 or4 years, either bring in the New Year on the phone with Kyle or speak to him and a million other people within the first 15 minutes of the New Year.

I also am not the type to make resolutions. This year I decided I will commit myself to a few things. Not world peace. I want something attainable. I am not Miss America though I could give her a run for her money with my gangstalicious fiyah walk. That's right. I said it. Though I guess a fab walk is more model. Too bad I'm 5'1. Whatever. Semantics.

Les Resolutions:
1) continue working out. I'm in the rhythm now and paying too much money a month to let it go to waste. I will need to start switching my routine up a little though because my eyes are starting to glaze. I reallly (count the l's) need a workout partner.

2) as a result of the aforementioned fitness, buy a Rosa Cha bikini because I only have about 3 years to wear it. Go to collections, Summer 2007. 2nd on the left, 3rd on the right. I would prefer them in other colors. Something to make my skin pop but those are the styles that caught my eye. Her 2006 collection was ick. (No, I don't want to be THAT skinny). Yes I will have to do some strategic placement to make either of those work with my Black woman body.

3) get somewhere to wear #2. clearly i can't go to va beach or rhode island (right t?) w/that on. I'll get arrested and that will NOT be a resolution. Never been to the Carribbean. I'm overdue.

4) Go to Canada!!! Geez! Its ridiculous that I'm this close for a year and a half and have never been to Canada. It's something crazy like 2 hours or less away. So field trip for me.

5) Save $3000. This starts with nine west. sigh. I just bought 2 pairs of shoes. They were on sale, but they will be my last for a while. Ugh. Why did the sales lady show me a pair of white slouch booties? *shudddddder!!!* WTF are you thinkin about? White shoes? And booties at that??? *vomitttttt!!!* Why don't you just spit on me? Absolutely not. These shoes were so ugly I can't even find them on the website. Not that the site is AT ALL easy to navigate but still.

6) Budget. I'm already a step ahead b/c I've written down all of my bills, including food, entertainment and gas. Now implementation is the key. My first test is Friday when I get paid again.

7) Promotion. I've made August 23rd (my birthday) the promotion deadline for each year as long as I'm at a relatively entry-level position. Not quite entry-level, but still not in a job I would want to keep for more than a year. 23rd birthday, got the associate producer job, promoted to weekend morning producer by 24th birthday. 25th, I don't know what it will be, but not weekend mornings. Onward and upward people, onward and upward.

8) Meet a blogger. This is ridiculous. I'm sick of y'all comin to Pittsburgh, or me going to your city and suddenly we're unable to connect. FINE!! Don't meet me!! You smell like feet anyway.

That's enough, right? Those are the goals. The Carribbean may not happen because of the whole saving money thing but I'm down for an October or December trip. That would be so fun. I'm thinking December. While you guys are freezing, I'm heading South! Way South! Speaking of the Carribbean, has anyone seen the Bahamavention commercials??? HUH-LARIOUS!!! Please watch Lyle. I couldn't stop guffawing for like 15 minutes... at work! Hilarious! SOLD! But I think the Bahamas is the place Stace doesn't like. Is that right?

So! Thanks to Wise, I'll be reviewing the last year in blogdom and revealing somethings about my blog that my bloggiversary (how rambling is that post??? wth? pick a topic!!!!) and 100th post did not.

Inspiration for This Blog: Jamar, Erin and Talia's blogs. All fellow j-school Hamptonians. I wanted to get in on it too!! Only Talia still blogs. Booooooooooo!! But I've started a few people blogging myself which I'm quite proud of including my line sister and sister (both no longer blogging boooooo people, booooooo!), Wynel (never posts), and now for my proteges, Ashli and Stace. Love them mucho. I couldn't live w/o their blogs.

Why the Name Mindspace: Because I liked it. It was also around the time I became addicted to myspace. Well, not addicted, but first introduced. I can go days w/o myspace, but not w/o the blogs. I come home and run to the computer like crack.

My Fav Blog Entry: Hmmm... many of the early ones. They were so truly free and hilarious. I go back and read them and can't stop giggling. Some mindspacing. Good times, good times.

Fave Concept: Letters to God. CRACK me up.

Defining Moment: I don't know that there's one. Any suggestions?

Most Popular: State of Black America. All of y'all stop pressuring me. Those take a lot out of me and I ordinarily have to be in a really bad mood or pushed to my wit's end to post them. Why Men and Women Can't Be Friends.

Entry I Wish I Never Published: I don't think there was one. I think very carefully before I post things. They are all representative of who I am whether its unpleasant to others or not. There are, however, some posts I wish I had published but who knows if I will.

Why I Blog: Because I am vain. And bored as all get out. If I hadn't created a blog la familia, I really don't think I would've made it in Pittsburgh. Thank God for computers and the internet.

Blog Resolutions: continue to be me. B/c who wouldn't want to by this fly?

My fave blogs: there are so many. I don't even know where to start. Plus I really don't want to leave anyone out. If pressed, the blogs I check most regularly would be Stace, Ash, X, Cnel, Dream, Wise, Joy, La, and Veronica. If Karamale would come back to regular status, I would be overjoyed. I cannot link all these people. I don't have the patience. Read the comments dammit.

First regular reader: Ashli. We weren't super close in college, but through her reading my blog and sometimes bullying me into posting when I thought no one was reading anyway, we've become pretty close. I love that.

The State of Blogging: Ya know... I really don't care. The dramatics and antics can't ever keep my attention. I don't keep negative people in my life, I'm certainly not going to read it on someone's blog. So. Folk will do want they want to and that's fine. Do you.

Most Personal Entry: it's all personal. Life with D. It's also hard for me to divulge too much about me and the bf's relationship because I know there are people who read this who don't need to know my business. Plus there are some things so good you just want to keep them to myself. So when I do, that's very personal.

Funniest Entry: Fresh AzImiz, Ugly Sweaters, I don't know! Office Ebola and Open Toes? Like I said, a lot of them make me giggle. I can't walk you through 151 posts people! Hahahahahaha

My Blog Style: fluctuates with my mood, pensive, angry, hyper, romantic, political, suppressive, oppressive, brooding, silly, crazy, evil, bitter, I think it pretty much runs the gamut. I also promise lots of posts and rarely deliver on them. I just forget. So if you have something you've been waiting for and I haven't gotten to it, you should tap me on the blog shoulder. But don't be too insistent. I'm known to slap at people who tap me.

The Entry People Still Email Me About: Well, since I hate forwards and try to discourage stalkers, only the few who've directly asked me for my email and sent me their email addy have my email addy. So I guess that's none.

Most Bizarre Encounter Set Off by the Blog: Hmmmm... since I've never met most of you, I have no idea. I don't think this one even applies to me. Now I have gotten some juicay (not juicy) stories from some of you from e-mailing. You guys have some faaaaaaaaabulous lives. I'm telling you, life is so much cooler than fiction. You wouldn't believe it if you read it in a book.

Biggest Disappointment: the first few months when no one read my blog. I felt like such a failure! Boo hoo hoo. Hahaha.

Greatest Blog Triumph: Being shouted out by bloggers I love!! Starting another blog. Getting others to blog. The post w/33 comments.

Place I Most Wanna Visit Thanks to Blogging: Colombia, Panama (Karamale for both of those). Both sound and look cool as hell. And actually, Rhode Island. Tdot makes it sound very picturesque. I don't think I should be lured, though. She's a writer. It's her job to lure people. Lolol. B-more. I'm really jealous Cnel, Epsi and Wise met up. Plus I just love that city.

Place I Least Wanna Visit Thanks to Blogging: Michigan. Y'all make it sound awful.

What I Think Other Bloggers Think of Me: Hyper. Geniastic.

What I Hope Other Bloggers Think of Me: Fabulous writer, fun, I would buy any book she wrote, I can't wait until she posts again. Hahahahaha.

What Readers Can Expect in 2007: Same fly me. But better. Yeah... better. Ow! Come on. How am I seriously supposed to answer that? I don't know. I just aim for the stars.


Dreamlover said...

ooh, I got a shoutout, how happy am I?

I'm actually abit different from you, if I think too many people are reading my blog, I panic, haha.

My request for your blog is more frequent posts!!


CNEL said...

I hate this new friggin blogger. WTF is Blogger Beta. Forgive me for the bitterness, I just lost a blog comment.

Anywho you make me smile, and you make me laugh.

Thanks for making it so that when I click on your link I think to myself, it's time for "Real Talk".

Here's wishing you a fab 2007.

4EverJennayNay said...


I didn't make any resolutions in the traditional sense, but there are things that I want to make happen this year.

I havent written them down because I'm afraid I wont acheive them if I do... on the other hand maybe I should write them down in order to focus on them.

T Dot said...

Tee hee, I know Big Kyle! I love when you reference people I know. Makes me feel like I'm important. :-)

Okay, so Michigan really isn't that bad! And I'm mad we bloggers have bagged so much on MI that you don't want to come. That's kinda sad.

Rhode Island - aka the OCEAN State - has banging beaches. Don't sleep. And it really is beautiful here - boring - but beautiful. And I just looked at the swimsuits. Yeah, you'd be arrested in RI for wearing either of those. Or at the very least, the old people will talk about oversexed indecent black women and how they are degrading the picturesque tranquility of Rhode Island. But I know some spots that are away from the public if you ever do make the trip.

BTW, Jamar just restarted his blog, but he changed his URL. I lost it. If I find it, i'll let you know.

Anonymous said...

If you are going to Canada you beter swing through and get me or I will be pissed!! Erie is right on the way damnit!!

Madam DLBG said...

"Go to Canada!!!" You really nee to. it's a cool place, and you're near toronto? You have no excuse, You can literally just drive like you would to Philly...take ur passport, it's the law now.

"Place I Least Wanna Visit Thanks to Blogging: Michigan. Y'all make it sound awful."
Who makes MI sound bad? Do I need to go upside some heads? MI is the shiznit as long as you don't get shot! I though I've always made it sound like bliss?

Chris said...

And I thought I was doing something my little five goals, you came up with eight. I'll have to step my resolutions game up.

Leela said...

the bathing suits are hot... but why the 3 year expiry date?

that bahamas commercial was HILARIOUS!!! "it's bobby" too funny!

The Very Reverend Ace Clemmons, Jr. said...

Canada. Its a big place. Ah Montreal. the memories. the wine. the women. Wait...

maybe that was Ontario. shoot.

hold on- could've been Paris. I know the spoke french and didnt care that i didnt. so no--not paris.

oh never mind.

Jameil said...

dream... ha ha ha i knew you'd like that. i cannot post every 15 minutes like you my dear!! hahahahaha.

cnel... i know blogger beta is that bulllllllllish! glad i make you smile and laugh. I AM NOT YOUR TOY!! hahahaha. real talk huh? i wasn't going for profundity on most occasions (sometimes i am) but i love it anyway! :D you have a fab one too hunny.

jenn... make it happen! writing them down def. makes you focus. now that they're on the net for all to see, i am already thinking about them incessantly.

t... see? now i'm really going to the RI. MI? not so sure. tho i've been to detroit (hate that airport mucho). food, good, shopping? horrid. so sad. northwest should make its hub step the hell up. jamar needs to post again. and big kyle should most def have a parrrrrrrrrrtay! they were so fun.

epsi... hahahaha. that would be fun! we should get a giant blog field trip.

madam... funny you should say that. i really can't even imagine driving to philly. i like it ok but i love dc and bmore better and both are closer! so its like philly? ehh... it can wait. hilarious. "MI is the shiznit as long as you don't get shot" that's exactly what i'm talking about. i like my all voluntary hole body. but thanks for the offer!

chris... yeah son! size does matter.

leela... i'm 24. i don't know what the age is you have to start dressing like you're a mature, clothed adult so i just decided on 3 years. are you thinking i need to wear them until i'm 80? these are good things to know!

the joy said...

oh you said so much!

bahamavention! i love the one where the guy's always yelling and he starts crying super loud. lol classic.

i love your blog jam. you are a poignant nut. and if you come to atlanta we'll hang out!

Ladynay said...

You did say alot in that blog entry!

This blogger thinks your fun and hyper! LOL

So...Wise...Sista said...

So then road trip your azz to Bawtuhmore already!

Ms.Honey said...

Hmm interesting....I need to hit the gym so you got me beat on that one LOL...and the next time you hit up VA we'll have to do drinks and reminise over Hampton LOL

Jameil said...

JOY... hahahahaha! that's the one! love that commercial. cracks me up!!

lady... thanks! :D i didn't realize how long-winded it was and that it really could've been two posts until after i published. ahh well.

wise... know what? i need somebody to come to pgh and actually let a sista know!! DUCK!! YOU KNOW I'M TALKIN TO YOU!! why i got to travel, tho? huh? i'm sayin. why can't the bloggers come to pgh?y'all know i'm the ill hostess.

honey... ok... don't flake out on me!