Wednesday, August 27, 2008

my first and last post on the election

i hate much..
but anyway I'm voting for Obama one cuz he a brother and two:

More McCain vs. Obama and the impact on government contracting


Many defense contractors are on the fence about this year’s presidential election because both candidates hold positions that are not business friendly, according to a BusinessWeek report.

Traditionally, the Republican Party is seen as more defense friendly, while the Democratic Party wants to increase domestic spending. But the lines aren’t so clear cut this time around.

While there are few doubts that GOP nominee John McCain wants to keep a strong military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan until the wars there are won, he also wants tighter reins on government spending. For example, he wants to eliminate some types of multi-year contracts.

Obama is a staunch defender of U.S. jobs, which should help defense companies
Yup...I need the funds to keep flowing in my industry so I can stay employed thank you!

Friday, August 22, 2008

1st attempt at photo bloggin

Before I get to the pictures let me say some words first lol

man today I realized people are still behind on the technology in today's world. I got friends who still don't know how to use eBay (and ask me to get their stuff), friends who don't know how to download music that's not on Limewire, i got friends who don't know how to put music on their Ipods, so I'm not complaining really just more amazed but hey it keeps me employed.

speaking of I'm slowly trying to get my side business off the ground like a sista is swamped at her real gig and swamped fixing PCs on the side like a I need an assistant no joke, but the last step in the process is to file paperwork at the MD state tax assessment office to become an LLC but thats gonna cost like about $200 for the license. I really don't wanna pay them that much dough, but I need to stop loafing and mail that check in. But real talk anybody who has talent and does work outside of work you need to man up and look into being a legit company and seek the tax benefits. Like I'm proud to say I know alot of small business owners who are minorities (not just black folks) including one of my close friends and anther homey looking to become an LLC. I'm not only referring to IT companies like its alot of money to be made out here ppl follow your dreams always!

Anyway some quick news about the site in the future will be having another contributor join this blog not sure what alias she is using yet so for now lets just call her miss Pisces
we have not ironed out the kinks yet as to how this will work so...yeah

Next Blog will be the official DC Restaurant Reviews... and now the pics:

Taken from North Arlington Condo Rooftop:

Logan Circle (DC) and my lust for rowhomes:

Saturday, August 9, 2008

bombdotCOM outside

manyeah! Friday morning stepped out to work I was like what the hell felt like a crisp Fall day. By noon the bldg was quiet.. total of 6 work related emails received.. folks playing hooky left and right lol.

Today's even better cuz-- Hey no work could enjoy the great weather all day. Of course I got out the bed bout 1:30 knocked out some sidework - had to send some invoices to customers need my money. Took my caddi out aka my 21 speed bike. Hit Lake Artmesia biked about 7 miles. I had to make a quick detour to Smile Herb Shop in College Park to pick up the BEST chapstick ever- Badger Balms.
"These dreamy new balms feature a rich base of certified organic cocoa butter, certified organic extra virgin olive oil, golden yellow beeswax and CO2 extracts of Seabuckthorn Berry and Rose Hip – natural, plant-based anti-oxidants. They also contain an organic Aloe Vera Extract for added dry weather protection."
Its expensive as hell like 4$ a stick/12$ for the 3-pack but man mositurizing and scented and glides well over lipglass. These the only chapsticks I have to make sure don't get thrown in laundry or lost in handbags cost too much to be replacing everymonth.

I also was able to test out my new hydropack. Now for those like wtf is that- Its a bookbag that holds water that you sip through a lil tube.
I wish I had made the investment years ago because it was so cool just riding and sipping without having to carry and pull out Gatorade bottle. I got a good deal on eBay for like 40$ cuz these packs can sell for 50$+ in real stores, joint in College Park wanted $100 I was like hell no that's a deposit towards a real purse lol. Speaking of I should have bought my camera but it was some 'model' chick walking around the lake in a striped bootyshort suit in wedge heels carrying a vicious MCM bag walking a lil puppy with a photographer following her around.. I don't know WTF was going on with that lol but she rekindled my need for a vintage MCM bag.

This week gonna be crazy my BFF going out of the country for two weeks so we spending time together Monday going to Triste Lounge in Adams hope its fun cuz im like the only person whos not pressed over Adams Morgan. Tuesday supposd to be going to my first Nats game.. Wed-Friday working like a fiend than I'm participating in DC Restaurant week Sat (Bobby Vans Steakhouse) and Sunday (Merkado).

Anyway must go just informed the Redskins have a preason game on!!

*edit* My boy just hooked me up with a fogdog link just copped my 2nd Skins jersey hopefully i won't get cursed again and the bamma leave the team but the deal was great 43$ out the door.. its not authentic not like I care about that 'ish I just need something I can wear to work so folks know iRep the hometeam!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

its August

grrr. I'm still around.. working like a slave. Peep my quote about work:

The fields are now offices, the cotton are computers!

My side-businesses of fixing PCs is picking up heavily so when I'm not holding down Defense, I'm still grinding !

Was in Atlantic City last weekend:

My mom used to take me every summer from like age 7-12, its not like I remember much other than boardwalk and the Taj Mahal but my aunt had a house on Baltic Ave (which I wish she never sold;black folks gotta learn to hang onto property). The area has changed alot nice outlet shopping in btw the neighborhoods and the boardwalk life. Happy my girl got her first Coach bag- I also have to say I left out of there with a few possessions:

Coach Travel bag aka le Cap_Lady's electronic's holder (love da pockets)

Keychain (start of a new addiction)

Hair Scarf

Other than shopping, got a lil' brown via the beach, lost 60$ at the casino, overall successful trip!

I have to rant about my new fav shopping experience Ideeli:
Its like an auction with a spin. There are two tiers of membership VIP user and regular. The advantage of being VIP is you get to bid on the sales one hour before everyone else and I don't know maybe you see auctions that others don't have access to. The auctions come in the form of a few emails a day (not always everyday) but trust they have some great deals; I have been tempted a time or two. Its invite only so if you can't get holla I will hook you up (women's fashion only lol)

As apart of my sidebusiness I had to meet a customer downtown at the Washington Post Company. What a grand experience lol- I kept waiting for someone to run in yelling "Breaking News" It was like being on a TV show due to so much activity going on, folks working on stories all the history hanging around the atmosphere was amazing. The lady I'm helping is retiring this month ... man plus I know someone working in WaPo IT dept really makes me wanna do a career exchange work in the technews section or something but I'm chilling for now.

I was on the train home one day and I saw someone reading using a Kindle. I know yall like wtf is that but its a e-book reader that (my fav site in the world) makes.
Its competing with the wack Sony E-book reader so it was good to actually see it in person.

Quick Fabulousity book review:
A surprisingly good read. One I started watching her little show Im so not into reality TV and I always thought Kimora was a fluke gold digger. I didn't know she had money before she met Russel. Though I'm hardly no PhatFarm/Baby Phat fan I do have mad respect for her for starting Baby Phat off the ground and for being a dedicated mom. I was sad to hear about her and Russel divorcing they were together for a min for bring Holly-wood Folks. For a 7$ used book ( I enjoyed her tips on being a better woman/business woman- developing confidence, being able to manage different areas in your life (from the closet to the checkbook), taking care of you body, and trying to live the best lifestyle possible. I forgot she was a model and pretty tall so also being a 5'10 sista her tips for sicing the height helped me because I tend to not wanna stand out but hey gotta work what God gave me.

Chasing Destiny is a quick read found in the 5$ section at my local bookstore. Its been ages since I read black fiction from that (omar tyree/ eric jermon dickey / new fiction genre) One, the stories can be good but its all the same so I jumped into *embarrassed* Oprah fiction (handed down from my aunt) good reads genres all over.

My next read is David's Allen Getting Things Done (GTD). Its a whole world dedicated to that type of life organization. I read this book out of college thinking it would help me I was hardly in the go-hard working mindset lol so I need to re-read it now because I'm all over the place I feel like I need an assistant to help me balance my life and I'm close to hiring a maid because I"m so busy theses dayz I have to save all cleaning for the weekend.
Now my job got me into slight (baby) project management and trust I'm good at identifying what needs to be done, organizing 'ish, writing lists out but after that step stuff goes crazy and I'm getting things done randomly and not structured like I desire. I gotta fix that and develop a system that can help me stay straight at work and at home. Need make these millions so I can continue shopping and get me a house in the city!

Anyway my starbucks is wearing off.. Peace!