Category: *Twenty-Eighteen

YES

Original Post Date: November 21, 2018

Yes I’m beautiful!

Yes I’m beautiful!

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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER – I

Original Post Date: December 9, 2018

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Christmas is that time of year where everything feels nice and cozy. People tend to be in a better mood. Yes of course there’s those who are a drag & those who are crooks but for the most part Christmas brings out that inner playful kid in all of us. Beside the rush of tackling the Christmas shopping, black Friday & cyber Monday preparing Christmas dinner is on everyone minds. As I put together my Christmas dinner menu, I got to thinking if I could have the ultimate Christmas dinner who would I invite as dinner guests? 

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BIG LIPS

Original Post Date: September 6, 2018

INTRODUCTION

As a child I thought my big lips were my downfall. Everyday I would get teased about the size of my lips. As far back as I can remember, as I grew my lips grew two size larger. In class I would sit and daydream about having plastic surgery to have them deflated. Momma use say “oh they’re all jealous because God gifted you these lips.” Jealous huh? It doesn’t feel that way when the kids point and laugh. I was called every name in the book every derogatory clever name created I was called.

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And the Oscar Goes Too

Original Post Date: August 8, 2018

Today blog post is inspired by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences and the bone-head decision to add a new category to gain better ratings and secure more viewership.

Oscars to Launch A New “Popular Film” Category: Article by Jenna Amatulli Huffington Post

And the Oscar goes too…… How many times have we heard that line and thought wow this movie just won for best picture and I never heard of it. I wonder how this is possible especially when there’s great performances in movies like Chris Evan in The Avengers Infinity War (2018) or Henry Cavill in Superman Man of Steel (2013) or Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (2017) or Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira in Black Panther (2018). You would think that with the late Heath Ledger’s brilliant performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight (2008) winning the best supporting Oscar, that the Academy would be more open to nominating films of this caliber.

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES: Best Taglines Part I

Original Post Date: September 8, 2017 

If you’re a fan of Real Housewives of you know these women are famous for their taglines.  Since the show started back in 2008, we seen some good ones and some not so good taglines.  I decided to pick my favorite taglines.  I based my choices on the HW’s personality if the tagline really fits and here’s what I came up with:

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TOP DECEASED CELEBRITY MONEY MAKERS OF 2017 – Part 1

Original Post Date: August 27, 2018

Top Decease Celebrity Money Makers of 2017

Hello Kings and Queens of social media, today’s blog is inspired by how much money deceased celebrities make. As I sit and drink my dirty martini and watch a rollercoaster ride “the world series” #GoDodgers I see tons of commercials featuring music or images of deceased celebrities. One deceased celebrity pops in mind Elizabeth Taylor, February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011 (ranking number 12 earning $8 million). At the time of Taylor’s death her estate was worth estimated $600 million which will be close to a billion today, but that doesn’t stop her estate for raking in the money with her classic Elizabeth Arden perfumes producing “White Diamonds” and “Passion”, I got the idea to research and here’s the top deceased celebrity money makers of 2017.

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1. Michael Jackson

August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Musician/Artist

$75 million

Death: Drug Overdose

Michael Jackson, the 3rd bestselling artist of all time selling over 184 million records and known as the “King of Pop” is one number on this list. Jackson died in 2009 from a drug overdose but his estate earned $75 million 2017 due in part to his music catalog that includes hits like “Thriller” (used in those comical Party City Halloween commercials) and “Billie Jean” along with his stake in EMI music catalog that includes some Beatles top hits “Hey Jude” and “Yesterday” and let’s not forget Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil themed show, Jackson money train keeps roaring down the tracks with no sign of letting up. As in life, in death Michael Jackson is still the King of Pop.

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2. Arnold Palmer

September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016

Pro Golfer / Sports

$40 million

Death: Natural Causes

The Pro Golfer nicked name “The King” of the golfing world and may be known as the best golfer of all time but his estate has generated some serious cash. With his signature drink “The Arnold Palmer” a blend of lemonade and tea goodness, the pro golfer managed to turn this drink into peer gold I mean really who hasn’t tasted or asked for an “Arnold Palmer”. Along with his signature drink there’s his apparel line that is sold in over 400 stores. Mr. Palmer estate continues to make money landing him on the list second behind another king the King of Pop Michael Jackson.

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3. Charles Schulz

November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000

Cartoonist / Entertainer

$38 million

Death: Colon Cancer

Cartoonist Charles Schulz has introduced us to an influential cast of characters. Brother and sister duo Lucy and Linus Van Pelt, Sally and Charlie Brown and their dog a black and white beagle with a snappy attitude Snoopy with his sidekick Woodstock. On October 2, 1950 the world was introduced officially to “the Peanuts Gang”. This comic strip ran from the 50’s until Charles death in 2000. Sadly Schulz died in his sleep from colon cancer, 17 years later his estate continues to pull in the cash from this beloved comic that includes the yearly Halloween special “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and Christmas special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” that featured the memorable school play dance scene movies and a brief stint with Met Life Insurance Company that featured the Peanuts Gang in a series of commercials that since retired. It’s assured that not only these colorful cast of characters will forever remain dear to our hearts but Schulz estate will continue to profit from them.

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4. Elvis Presley

January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977

Singer / Actor

$35 million

Death: Un-determined Causes

It’s hard to do a list of this magnitude without having the late Elvis Presley on it. The successful singer turned actor made it cool to be cool. Ole blue eyed himself Frank Sinatra envy Elvis, I mean really the Rat Packers had nothing on Elvis and his Memphis Mafia. However, the king of cool not only rake in thousands of dollars off his image with t-shirts, coffee cups, posters etc. Elvis still in high demand with his movies in which he starred over 30 in his career like “Clambake” and my personal favorite “Viva Las Vegas” in which he sang the title track. Speaking of his music, his music career spans 2 decade before his untimely death in late summer 1977 still commanding airtime. His musical catalog includes classics like “Hound Dog”, “Here Comes Santa Claus” and “Blue Christmas”. 40 years after his death, his benefactor and only child Lisa Marie continues to receives checks with Graceland Tours, movies, books and music Elvis can rest assure that his little darling Lisa Marie is well taken care off.

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5. Bob Marley

February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981

Singer / Musician

$23 million

Death: Acral Lentiginous Melanoma (cancer)

Bob Marley is best known as the Godfather of reggae music, after all Bob Marley has brought this style of music mainstream with hits like “Could You be Loved” and “I Shot the Sheriff”. On May 11, 1981 world of reggae suffered a blow when musical genius passed away from cancer. 36 years after his death Marley’s legacy continues through his children who now oversee his body of work and marketing his image that includes t-shirts, cups, posters and un-release master recordings. Old and new fans alike will continue to enjoy all that is Bob Marley.

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Those are the top 5 deceased earning makers of 2017 and rounding out the list are;

6. Tom Petty

October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017

Singer / Musician

Death: Cardiac Arrest

$20 million

7. Prince

June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016

Singer / Musician

Death: Fentanyl Overdose

$18 million

8. Dr. Seuss

March 4, 1904 – September 24, 1991

Author / Cartoonist

Death: Oral Cancer

$16 million

9. John Lennon

October 9, 1940 – November 8, 1980

Musician / Activist

Death: Gun Shot

$12 million

10. Albert Einstein

March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955

Theoretical Physicist

Death: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

$10 million

11. David Bowie

January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016

Musician / Actor

Death: Liver Cancer

$9.5 million

12. Elizabeth Taylor (see intro)

13. Bettie Page

April 22, 1923 – November 11, 2008

Model / Pin-Up

Death: Pneumonia

$7.5 million

These talent celebrities star still burns bright and their legacy will live on through us the fans and as long as we keep the love alive these celebrities will live on.

Blog reference: Forbes

BEAUTIFUL WHITE

This beautiful white lives in a place that dances in the spotlight, where there’s no sound only myself to face. This beautiful white my only companion constantly holds me in contempt, all the way to my end. Holding my hand like my dearest of friend, we have a giggle or two reminded of a life that once was. Here in this place unrecognizable colors puts on a show waiting for that final applause, curtain call & off we go. Performing the final act, I fall deeper into my darkness. Watching the bright lights of my world fades like a final act in a movie. This beautiful white my new best friend shows me a signa allowing me to crack a grin. “You’ll be okay” speaks the voice within this white guiding me towards the dawns spotlight. Ever so gently, ever so sweet the voice whisper “you have nothing to fear” bring my spirit to a calm. My beautiful white my savor, my rescuer saves me from the heaviness of the darks plight. My champion of the night gives way to the strength I never knew. The strength to close these weary eyes set to sleep. A deep slunder that is so profound it’s comforting, it’s peaceful & it’s sound.

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AT CHRISTMAS TIME

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Snow starts falling gently turning the cobblestone ground from brown to white. Winter is here you can feel it in the air. Cool crisp gentle breeze blows from northern heights to southern low whispering seasons greetings as it goes. Dancing in this winter white wonderland kids playing in the snow, ice skaters ballerina draws a figure eight then turning spinning fast, faster nails a perfect stick. Little Timmy making snow Angel’s with Lloyd & Bo letting out giggles in delight as they watch their breath freeze in the brisk air. Ding, dong the church bells rings in the new hour, mother say “it’s time for lunch my child” off we go on our adventure.

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DESIRE

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This short story is inspired by Carl’s Jr sexy hamburger commercials
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My heart screams out for you, a desire that only you can quench. Never wanting someone as badly as I want you. Dancing a slow dance, first flirtation then chemistry attraction now I got you in my sights. Moving in for the kill, a playful kiss finally my heart gets what it wants & my heart wants you!

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BEDROOM WINDOW

Sitting by my bedroom window starting my day with a coffee & a smile, watching the sun rays give a magnetic light show. Hues of orange & yellow reflections dancing on my walls.  The dawn awakens my senses so alive like never before. I feel this overwhelming fire burning inside of me like waves crashing along the shore. The dawn of a new day has begun.

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