My 2015 Resolution(s)

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To a certain extent, this is a prayer request. More than anything,  its a proclamation. I want to work on who ill be when somebody reads my obituary.

1. Do more of what I like to do.
2. Be better at what I have to do.
3. Be nicer.

That’s all.

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Two Worlds.

Living one life is overrated. Unless you are a drug dealer by day and a drug dealer by night, you know the complexities of balancing who you are, who you desire to be and whatever your boss expects you to be. Then there are the many social and community obligations most of us are burdened with because somebody raised us to be invested in what matters.

This post is primarily for the uninvolved people. You get the pleasure of being one person. Im not mad at you. I just need your help.

1. Stop judging busy people.

2. Stop targeting good people who you know struggle to say NO!

3. Be open to the fact what you’re doing is not ALL other people have to do who are willing to work with you.

That’s the end of it. For now.

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The Change Challenge #1

I am not sure if Maya Angelou said it first but I’m sure she said it. She said “when people show you who they are, believe them.” As simple of a concept as it seems, it’s the hardest truth to swallow. We tend to want to believe that people have temporary failures that don’t completely define them. We make excuses for people because we choose to isolate certain behaviors.

Ponder this question. What is my real potential for change? Am I fully capable of becoming the opposite of what I am for the sake of those who are dissatisfied with me? What will I do if I change but no one believes me?

So… The challenge? The first change is dealing with how we know we are ready for change. Let’s commit to thinking through what prompts the urge to change. Is it frustration? Is it the fear of failure? Let’s challenge when we engage Change. Let’s entertain Change intentionally. Let’s schedule it.

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Reviews: Sacramento’s Hock Farm Craft & Provisions

On Saturday night I was wandering around in Downtown Sacramento and discovered the Hock Farm! The ambiance is farm house meets HGTV’s Candice Olson. Warm and friendly enough for family of four but chic enough for a night out on the town.

I was compelled return because I am on this Macaroni and cheese kick. The combination of bleu, cheddar and Parmesan cheese with sage breadcrumbs and crispy prosciutto… Who could deny?

I enjoyed my dining experience and will definitely be be returning with friends! That said, I won’t be ordering the Mac and cheese next time. I’ve been spoiled and my standards are high. Maybe the executive chef will read my review and consider adding a little mushroom and something to add a little punch!20140707-182307-66187778.jpg

AMC Movie Theaters get Recliners!

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AMC movie theaters are getting cozy with its customers! According to the WALLSTREET Journal, 1800 theaters are kissing those hard, plastic chairs goodbye and welcoming what appears to be a plush 60″ recliner!

Here are the numbers… It’s going to cost AMC $35000 to $500000 per auditorium and will reduce average seating by 50-70%. It will likely cost movie-goers an extra dollar or two at the box office.

Do you like it or nah? Don’t matter. On any given release day, you will looking for the AMC theater with the more comfy chairs! Way to innovate AMC!

The July ’14 Issue of @Details Made me want these…

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I love magazines, as you know. This month’s Details Magazine is great. I decided that I want a few of the advertised items. This is not a request from me to you. I’m just putting stuff out there in case is feeling generous. If not, my current stuff will do.

1. Prada sunglasses that fit my nose, please.
2. Jaguar f-Type Coupe. Any kind of jaguar! Well… A late model.
3. Detail says these GIVENCHY scandals by Riccardo Tisci are the only scandals a man should own. I’ll take them!

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Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore. Walter Mosley.

I’m not a huge fan of fiction. I never liked Hotwheels that were not like cars you couldn’t see on the street… But I like Walter. I like good stories about redemption. I like thoughtful writing. I like riches-to-rags-to-riches stories. I like learning. So… I’m giving this book a go. Check out the description.

Book Description
Release date: May 13, 2014
In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. Electrocuted. With another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn’t going to “do it anymore.” But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process.

Millions of men (and no doubt many women) have watched famed black porn queen Debbie Dare—she of the blond wig and blue contacts-“do it” on television and computer screens every which way with every combination of partners the mind of man can imagine. But one day an unexpected and thunderous on-set orgasm catches Debbie unawares, and when she returns to the mansion she shares with her husband, insatiable former porn star and “film producer” Theon Pinkney, she discovers that he’s died in a case of hot tub electrocution, “auditioning” an aspiring “starlet.” Burdened with massive debts that her husband incurred, and which various L.A. heavies want to collect on, Debbie must reckon with a life spent in the peculiar subculture of the pornography industry and her estrangement from her family and the child she had to give up. She’s done with porn, but her options for what might come next include the possibility of suicide. Debbie . . . is a portrait of a ransacked but resilient soul in search of salvation and a cure for grief.
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