Why Is It???

So, I have some questions today, and I’m hoping you guys can answer them for me…or least give me some insight into some things.  Here goes:

-Why is it some guys claim to be attracted to you and/or like you as a friend, but they don’t hang out with you?  I have enough pen-pals.  I want someone I can see…in person…on at least a halfway regular basis.

-Why is it some guys (re: same guy from before) will send you messages commenting on how good you look? Excuse me, but we haven’t seen each other, so how do you know how I look?  Pictures don’t count, buddy…

– Why is it people are now sniffing bath salts to get high?  Are times that hard that people can’t afford regular narcotics and have to use household items?

– Why is it these bath salts cause hallucinations and suicidal thoughts?  One man cut his stomach and facial areas after sniffing this stuff.

– Why is it bath salts are now banned in Louisiana and are about to be banned in Mississippi?

– Why is it Kim Kardashian has a single out?  Does she think she can sing?  And why are people who have actual talent supporting her? 

– Why is it Flavor Flav opened this fried chicken joint in Iowa?  Is he sniffing bath salts?

– Why is it we have to allow men to guide the course of relationships?  Why can’t women say what we want as opposed to waiting on men to tell US what THEY want? 

– Why is it I can say all of these things on this here blog but can’t say it to the people who need to hear it?

– Why is it Ted Williams checked out of rehab early?

– Why is it we are ALL wishing we were Oprah’s long lost half-sister?

Ok, I’m done for now.  What are some questions that you have?  And if you have the answer to a few of the questions I asked, feel free to answer.  Or if you just want to share a laugh with me, feel free to do that, too.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

This Week in the News

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Happy Friday!  I am so ready for this long weekend!  Yes, we are all excited but we also need to find a way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  If you’re in the DMV you should definitely attend Benvole, Inc’s fundraiser tomorrow.  Today is the last day to purchase tickets (go here), so get yours NOW!!!  And of course yours truly will be there.  Also, make sure you give your time on Monday.  There are multiple things going on in DC and I’m sure in your city, so do your research and find a way to give back!

Now…that’s out of the way, let’s get into this week’s news!

First, I’m really sad about Ted Williams’ relapse.  It’s very unfortunate, especially since he was headed in the right direction.  But when we get too much too fast, if we’re not equipped to handle it correctly, bad things happen.   I’m glad he’s going back to rehab and will get the help he needs. 

In regards to this new horoscope, I’m glad we in the U.S. don’t follow the “tropical zodiac”.  I would not want to be a Pisces…

Can I just say that I’m not surprised color is still an issue in the African-American community?  I mean, if racism is still an issue in America, then black people should not be surprised our hues are still up for discussion.  And I don’t know how people I still hear talk about how the 80’s were when light skinned men (a la Al B. Sure, Phillip Michael Thomas, and Christopher Williams) were in and about 2 decades later (or a little less) saw the emergence of chocolate coated brothers like Wesley Snipes, Taye Diggs, and Blair Underwood.  I’ve personally never heard of a light skin vs. dark skin party but maybe you have.  This is just another way for us to divide ourselves.  

Are we really surprised that Cam Newton is entering the NFL draft??? I think not.

Speaking of NFL, I will be watching the divisional rounds this weekend.  See below for my picks:
Pittsburgh over Baltimore

New England over New York

Atlanta over Green Bay (I’m still struggling with this)

Chicago over Seattle

We’ll see how my choices pan out, especially since I was totally wrong last week (wasn’t everyone?); I only got 53 points in Fantasy Football! 😦

OK, I think I’m done. I refuse to talk about Kim Kardashian (though I love her) and her new beau, her sister Khloe’s pregnancy rumors and her and Lamar’s new show, or Sarah Palin.  I will say I’m glad that the breathing tube may be removed from Representative Gifford today, which is a blessing.   What’s going in your worlds?  What are your plans for the weekend; how do you plan on giving back?  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!