01 January 2011

The New Year Brings New Changes

Happy New Year! 2011 is upon us and it probably means different things to all of us.  For me it means acceptance and change.  As you can tell from earlier posts, prior to the New Year I made some big changes.  I decided to go natural, then cut off all of my hair, I embraced my inner drag queen Frederique DuBoise, and came to peace with the fact that I am an adult that love video games, comics, and all things geeky.  This was all in the process of accepting the fabulousity that is me.  On that note, I don't have any resolutions--not a single one.  I won't go through that head fuck this year, its kind of like setting yourself up for failure.  

Further changes came on New Year's Eve and that is where the story begins.  My initial plans were to stay @ home, play video games, and ring in the new year with my mom and bro--but I had a friend (Lady M) who wanted to go out.  Since she is in CA by herself, I decided to go out and celebrate with her.  She made me swear not to back out (like I've been doing lately), and I did.  Frederique DuBoise picked out an outfit, hair, and did fabulous makeup--She looked fierce!  I get to Lady M's house, spruce up her outfit (not enough if you ask me, but she looked better), and went to Palare.  Now, Palare is my least favorite club.  The men are not chivalrous, and the music is the same top 40 they play at every Sacramento club--but Lady M really wanted to go to this club, so I obliged because I can have fun at an old folks home as long as I look great and everyone around is having a fun time.

When we arrive around 10:30 p.m. it is packed, but okay.  The night goes on, and while I don't really like the music, everyone is having fun--even Lady M appears to be having fun.  But come 12:33 she taps me on the shoulder and says "let's go."  I mean are you effing kidding me!?  I pretended I had a hearing problem, and no matter how many times she said it, I wasn't hearing her.  I mingled, danced and had a good time since I was out anyways.  

We then left, when the club closed at 1:30 (Sacramento is truly the armpit of CA for many reasons) and went to find my sis.  When we got to the other club, I pointed out that the people were better dressed, and she commented that it looked like a black club (Lady M is Laos.)  I mean are you serious?!  I'm black, hello-goodbye.  And I replied that the only colored I'm concerned with is green.  By this point, I was truly over Lady M.

And If that is not bad enough, she felt the need to confess that she had been fooling around with some twenty year old that she thought I had a thing for (she's done this before.)  I had to remind her that he was 20, and a bit of an ass, and therefore I never really took him for anything but a really good friend.  Later that morning, I sent her an email calling it quits.  I was kind, and told her that we just should not hang out anymore.  All-in-all New Years was a bust, but I did get fabulous pics.  Lady M is in some of them, but out of courtesy, I'll block her face. Enjoy!  Oh yeah, I did wear a wig.  Mr. DuBoise thought it matched the look better.

There heeeerrrreeeeee……

My military boots came in the mail today and I absolutely love, love, love them!  They are so cute, chic, and tough at the same time.  I can’t wait until spring comes and I can wear them with shorts and skirts.  They look really cute with leggings though.  Funny thing is, I was playing Final Fantasy XIII when they came in, and they remind me of Lightnings boots.  Dope.

Spider-Girl #2 and Batman: Dark Knight #1

So I made my stop by my comic book store (Big Ups to Metrolpolis Comix) and picked up Spider-Girl #2 and Batman: Dark Knight #1, and let me say I am not disappointed!  Let’s start with Spider-Girl #2.  Last month I considered subscribing to this series, but I was on the fence.  I had heard that it was going to be an excellent, mind blowing series, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to start collecting marvel comics again.  I sat in the comic store, scanned the first issue, and had it put in my subscription box at my local comic book store in case I wanted to purchase it.  It was left sitting there for at least 3 weeks.  When I went back in to pick up my usual (Wonder Woman and Batman Inc.) Spider Girl was waiting for me.  I took this as a sign of fate and decided to purchase it–and thank God/Kami/Buddha/Allah that I did!  I was instantly hooked.

In this new series, Spider Girl no longer has her powers; so she basically is just kicking ass on her own superior athletic ability.  One of the neat things about the comics is that she relates her adventures via tweet/some type of tweet like service.  It really makes the comic relatable and modern.
I also added Batman: Dark Knight to my subscription.  The artwork is good, and the story line seems to focus on Bruce being back in Gotham trying to locate an old friend/flame?  Where the story line is going is hard to tell, but so far it looks to be promising.
I dropped Batman Incorporated from my subscription after purchasing two issues.  I would like to say it was the story line that was too dull, but to be honest, I think that I just could not get past the artwork.  It really bugged the shit out of me.  It was just not aesthetically appealing to me.  I know its a shallow reason to drop a comic, but hey, I’m known to be shallow from time to time.
I also got a taste of my current wish list.  Walking Dead and Y: The Last Man.  I think I will be asking for something for my b’day.

Attorney’s are D*cks, Starbuck is Awesome, and a Wig is Okay every now and then…

Right now I’m sitting @ Starbucks waiting to go to an interview @ a bankruptcy firm for an Associate position.  This morning I was feeling pretty bummed/pissed off b/c of an interview I had yesterday @ another Bankruptcy firm.  Riddle me this: the managing attorney had my resume and even conducted a phone interview based on the resume; so why would he call me in to an interview to go point for point over all of the criminal experience that I have had and then say that he was going to keep looking for someone with more experience in the field?!?  And if that’s not bad enough, he asked if I had any writing samples other than criminal ones?!  Excuse me, did he not read my resume?  Did he not see that all of my experience is criminal?  What the F***?  This was just a waste of my time.  I would have respected if he simply (a) did not respond to my inquiry at all, or (b) sent a polite email that they were looking for someone with more experience.  Instead, I got dragged away from sending out more resumes and my ego got knocked down all just so he could see what a Berkeley Law Grad looked like?  Why is the legal field full of so many d***s?  The world may never know.
On another note, for my job interviews, instead of rocking my TWA, I have been donning my sisters “go to wig.” She has this theory that people in Sacramento are not prepared for natural women.  We shall see.  Me personally, I could care less.  I love my TWA, and I love changing my style every now and then with a wig/weave (as long as its not too often!) As for the job thing, we shall see.  I will def. post if I get any offers.  For now wish me luck on the job I have today!

Music I’m feeling for the Month of December

As anyone who knows me must know, I have a very, very, very eclectic taste in music.  This months music picks is a perfect example of that.  First, I have finally discovered Dubstep (or discovered the name for the music that I’ve been groovin’ to for a while.)  As a result, my artists choice for this month are Magnetic Man and Skrillex.  I cannot stop playing “I need Air.”  I play it so much my sister said she will kill herself if she hears it again.  And Skrillex’s mix of La Roux’s “In for the Kill” may be one of the most magnificent things I have ever heard.  Second, I love, love, love the Korean Pop group 2NE1.  Those b****es get down.  I just heard and saw the video for the song “It Hurts,” and I absolutely love it.  The voices are so soulful.  It’s definitely a must see. Find all three artists represented below. Peace.

After-Christmas Sale Haul

After Christmas, all of the family piled into Andy (my ’01 Blue Celica GTS) and went shopping.  We initially planned to go to the mall, but the streets just getting their was super crowded. So we did a quick change of plans, and went to Kohl’s.  At Kohl’s I picked up the cutest glove and skirts.  Gloves = 1.99. Skirt = 4.50.  We then headed over to Ross where I found the cutest Guess pumps for….10.99!  I <3 so much!  Sexy!!!!  I also ordered some lace-up military boots from makemechic.com.  They’ve just shipped, but when they arrive; I’ll put up a pic.


My family stayed home this Christmas, and my Uncle Joe came into town.  I got up and styled my newly minted TWA, but everyone else decided to stay in more relaxed clothes.  Anywho, my mom and sis cooked gumbo (together sort of), and we had a movie marathon on the new 42″ LCD television.  We watched Snatch, SALT, Wrong Side of Town (a movie my sis bought for my brother) and something else no one can remember.  All in all it was a good Christmas.  

The Beatles in the City

I was in the City (SF) a few weekends ago, and came across this billboard several million times!  I absolutely love it!  Paul McCartney looks so scrumptious!  Yummy.

Kawaii Love Nails

My sister has a new-rekindled love for doing nails (how oxymoronic is that?) She found some adorable nail art paint at the $ store.  I let her do some designs on my nails and it came out pretty kawaii.  Check it out.