Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jenny Craig Lawsuit.

Sad news, but Jenny Craig is getting sued by Weight Watchers International Inc.

Here's the dealio --

In a recent commercial, Jennny Craig falsely claimed that "a major clinical trial" shows its clients on average lost more than twice as much weight as "those on the largest weight loss program" (a Weight Watchers reference).

What's the problem with this?

Well, Weight Watchers claims Jenny Craig didn't conduct any major clinical trial, amongst other thangz.


Honestly, I think J.C. has a major issue on their hands here. But, I hope Weight Watchers doesn't want that much money. However, if they do, I understand. I wouldn't want another person or entity giving false information to millions of people. Straight up, it just ain't fair.

Keep your eyes on this, folks.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Sun Still Shines.

Today is a new day, peeps.
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Forget the past -- the lack of funds in your account or the abusive relationship you endured last year. That's over. It doesn't matter in this moment, at this time. The most important thing is that you're still here. I'm still here. We're still here. Standing. We may have our shoulders slumped a little bit, but that's going to change because today's a new day.
The sun is bright and beautiful. I feel opportunities and new beginnings. I feel like this year is going to be the best year of my life. Not just for me, but for all of us.
Keep your head up.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lakers - All Da Way!

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Mark my words. The Lakers are going all da way this year!

Celtics, it ain't happening. Ya'll stay healthy for about as long as Tiger Woods goes without puttin' his club into a fresh (or not so fresh) hole.

Cavaliers, just call it quits. You got Superman in LaBron, but what are ya going to do with Shaq who can't even jump more than an inch off da floor?

Magic, put your wand down. Only trick you got is...oh, you don't have any.

There may be a lot of talent in the NBA, but no team compares to The Lakers. With Kobe, Gasol, Bynum, Artest, and Odom it's a d-o-n-e deal. Just wait and watch, peeps.

Things From the Past.

When two people love each other, unconditionally, it's a beautiful thang.

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The sharing of cute smiles across a room. Holding hands. Making love. Even having little spats that end up making you both laugh hysterically. It's all great.

But, inevitably, there are certain things that bother both you. One being -- your lover still has things from previous relationships. Yeah, I know. This is a loaded topic that even I can't really make a discussion about. Why?

Because life's too short to focus energy on an object that only has the power we give it...right?


Do we need to clean our mental, emotional, and physical space of past hurts and love in order to be completely ready to move on?

Honestly, I used to be very cut 'n dry about this. If a woman had anything -- a piece of candy or a picture -- from another relationship, I would automatically assume she was still in love with the individual. Plus, when I was younger, I threw out everything from every person I was with in my life.

Comparing and expecting peeps to be like you = not so great.

But now, as I've gotten older and more mature, I wish I had the pictures and letters for the sake of my memory and being reminded of a specific time in my life. Looking back, It feels like I was running away from my experience(s) when I tossed those things in the trash, perhaps, out of insecurity. So, now I understand why some individuals still hold on to things from years and years ago. It's a reminder of how much we've grown and how much we loved.

Being loved = awesome

So, don't sweat the small shiznit, peeps. If your partner has a few items from the past, think about how, in your heart, it feels to be with 'em. Listen to your intuition. It'll tell you if the person is completely with you or someone else emotionally. It may tell you that the person is with you but you may still want 'em to throw stuff out. Hey, then that's fine as well. And, if the person is ready to move on and get rid of it, your request shouldn't be an issue. But, ask yourself if you're giving these things more power than they deserve? And, are you doing it out of love or fear?

Ultimately, we have to make decisions for ourselves. You know what you're comfortable with and what you're not. But hey, let's break it down: relationships are hard enough. Maybe the focus should be more on connecting and getting to know each other.


If you're with someone who is still wearing a wedding ring or occasionally calls you by their ex-girlfriend's name, then you may want to rethink things.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Chronicles Of A 20-Something, Odd Jobs.

It's survival of the fittest, peeps.

We're in a new year with an old recession and no one is safe.

It seems like everyday someone I know, young and old, is having to move back home or in with a relative who takes pity on them.

"I can't pay rent anymore so I'm moving in with my parents."
"The bank's taking my house. I have no choice but to get out of this f-c-ing town before it kills me."
"My unemployment's running out. At least at home I can do nothing there, too."
I've been close to being one of 'em, but what had helped is getting random jobs to pay da bills. Things I've done in the past year:
1)Enumerator for the Census Bureau, helping count the millions of peeps in the nation.
2)Audience work for various shows, such as America's Got Talent.
3) Banquet Captain for one of the most prestigious hotels in Los Angeles.
4) Server for a catering company and various entertainment events.
5) Set Production Assistant.
6) Temp.
7) Flier distributor.
Whew. That's a lot of jobs! And at all of those places I heard stories of people going bankrupt or losing their job.
There was always a story that ended sad and lonely.
It breaks your heart and makes you mad as Hell. Truthfully, who knows if I or you will end up going back home or if we will lose our current job(s), but I know one thing:
I will survive. You will survive. We will survive.
Just because you had to pack up and go back home doesn't mean you failed. It's a new beginning. A chance for you to look within and ask yourself, "What's my passion?" Or, "What do I want to do with the rest of my life?" And, before you know it, the answers will come.
It may take a while, but they'll come. Stay strong.