Random Question of the Day

Saturday, December 31, 2005
http://www.GlitterMaker.com/ - Free Glitter Graphics

Hope that you all are safe, happy, and enjoying your New Year.


Happy Bloggin!



NOTICE: Please excuse all typos and don't even ask why I am
up posting this at 4am!!!


The random question for today has two parts:


New Year’s Resolutions: Part A


Have you ever kept one that you made?

New Year’s Resolutions: Part B

Have you many in resolutions this upcoming year? If so, what are they?




According to many of the websites about New Year's Resolutions, these are the top hitters:

Top 10 Most Common New Year Resolutions



  1. Lose weight
  2. Stop smoking
  3. Stick to a budget
  4. Save or earn more money
  5. Find a better job
  6. Become more organized
  7. Exercise more
  8. Be more patient at work/with others
  9. Eat better
  10. Become a better person




Nic's Take On It:

People say New Year's resolutions are a waste of time as they are nothing more than a long list of "shoulds" that we don't take to heart. For some, I think that people realize that the resolution(s) they set are things that need to be done, they just have not acted on what they’ve been contemplating. There comes a point when you must set a starting point and for many, this starting point is January 1st.

To answer the questions, yes I have kept resolutions in the past. I’ve resolved to exercise more, eat healthier, and become more organized, all of which I’ve kept. As a matter of fact I did really well particularly with the exercise this past year, doing at least 3-4 days of exercise a week. That all went to hell the week of Thanksgiving and lately it has been nonexistent! I have set a few resolutions for the New Year. I know some may say, why set a resolution right?

Well, the reason I do it is because these are things that I NEED to do, things that I MUST do!

My resolutions are not things that I say “Oh in January, Imma do such-n-such”. Its not like that. These are things that I have been working towards already and its more like “2006” is THE YEAR that I will achieve these GOALS. PERIOD!!!

Of course the resolutions that I've made are among the top ten except for the main one. Please keep in mind when I make the resolution, I do not stipulate how long I have to do these things (just kidding).

My resolutions for 2006 in order of importance are to:

  1. Complete my dissertation
  2. Graduate w/my PhD
  3. Lose weight
  4. Exercise more
  5. Eat better
  6. Relax more and stop stressing SO MUCH!!!

And I'm not just doing these things because its the New Year. I'm doing them because they are things that I feel will make me a happier, healthier person overall. That's what's important here. You gotta start some time ;-)

Tell me about yours!

This is Superstar Nic

Wishing You Very Happy Holidays
&
I'm out!


"If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"

     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 4:12 AM, | 32 comments

    On Vacation This Week!!!

    Wednesday, December 28, 2005


    What it be like bloggers?


    I’m on vacation this week. WHOO HOO!!!



    Unfortunately, instead of my vacation being spent in a place like this:



    Its being being spent doing stuff like this:



    But at least I still have this:



    I’m at home trying to get my dissertation proposal ready for defense in a couple of weeks.

    ~~Sigh~~

    I swear I am so sick of school and working on this dissertation that I do not know what to do. Sometimes I feel like I could literally just drop out right now and never finish what I started. I see now why so many people never finish their PhDs. Even though I'm done with my "classes" there is still so much bullshyt to go through writing this damn research proposal!





    I hate this and I could just scream!!! Grrrrrrr.....






    I’ve not been really doing much with it lately which is why I had so much time to dedicate to the blog. But , my time now is starting to become very limited though. Between trying to get back into the swing of things with school and dedicating time and energy to learning my new job (which is program evaluation and evaluation research ), my internet time is becoming less and less ;-(

    So, today I will be working on my power point presentation for my dissertation proposal defense (how boring). Once you get to the disseration phase, Christmas break really means nothing. The dissertation is year round work I will not be able to rest until I get this done. Its like a dark cloud hanging over my head. I figure if I go ahead and get it out of the way, then I can relax and enjoy the rest of my week.

    ********Update Added @ 7:20pm *********

    WHY can't I get my act together???

    It is after 7pm and I have surfed the net, washed clothes, talked on the phone, and cooked dinner, but I have not added one slide to the power point presentation I'm supposed to be working on. I can do everything in the damn world except what I'm supposed to be doing!!

    Arrrrrgggggghhhhhh!


    I am such a LOSER!!!!


    Some of you may have already seen this one, but it was just too cute for me not to share it!!!

    Click here to watch Freshmen 15



    This is Superstar Nic

    Wishing You Very Happy Holidays

    &

    I'm out!

    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"

     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 5:02 PM, | 24 comments

    A Great Christmas!

    Tuesday, December 27, 2005



    I hope that everyone one truly had a great Christmas!


    Mine was wonderful. I just love Christmas and I'm not hard to please, so it does not take much to make me happy. For me Christmas is about being with family and that is what I did. I spent time with family (Shout out to my sister Accomplice letting it all hang out!) and very close friends. Unfortunately, all of us (my sisters, other family, etc.) could not be together this year, so that was different and sorta sad, but other than that, Christmas was great!

    Christmas night I went over to the party house of ATL (Shout out to my cousin Chris)! Everybody over there was playing Jenga for shots of Patron. For those of you who have played the game, do you know how damn funny that was watching drunk muthafuggers try to play Jenga? LMAO...It was hilarious trust me!

    Click here to play Jenga online

    We came home yesterday and the traffic on I-75 was a fugging nightmare! OMG and I had a bad headache most of the way. I think I had a damn migraine or something cause I had to take medicine 3 damn times for my head to stop hurting! A trip that we usually could make in 3.5 to 4 hours, took us 6 hours and it was not fun ;-(

    I was so sleepy when I got home but some how I got this burst of energy once I got my ass on this internet (smile).





    This is Superstar Nic

    Wishing You Very Happy Holidays!!!

    &

    I'm out!

     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 3:07 AM, | 25 comments

    Merry Christmas Everyone

    Sunday, December 25, 2005
    I'm in ATL chillin and enjoying my Christmas!

    Believe it or not we have not even opened out Christmas gifts yet. That's how it is when there are no children around and all of the adults sleep until noon, LOL. I just got off the phone with my mom and her ass was still wrapping gifts, hahaha! I told her that I was going to clown on her and tell the whole world that she is just now wrapping gifts. She said "hey, if they haven't seen the gift yet, its not to late to wrap it, besides better late than never". Only my mother, LOL.

    We are about open gifts, eat, and the hit the streets visiting friends and family.

    I just wanted to take a moment to log in and say:


    Merry Christmas 2 You and Yours!


    This is Superstar Nic and I'm out!
     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 1:03 PM, | 5 comments

    Christmas Bundles of Joy

    Thursday, December 22, 2005
    I’m sitting here watching the evening newsand I just heard story about two beautiful bundles of joy!





    These beautiful babies were discovered at a church in Chicago by one of its custodial workers. In the church's entranceway, the worker saw a car seat with a newborn baby stirring inside sitting next to an electric heater on the wall. When he moved blankets to get a closer look, he got his second shock of the morning. Sleeping next to the baby was a twin.

    The police say newborn fraternal twins found abandoned were just hours old.The babies' umbilical cords were even still attached when they were hospitalized in good condition. The hospital’s ER staff the gave them names to fit the Christmas season --Mary and Joseph.

    Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the discovery as a neglect case because the Illinois' Abandoned Newborn Protection Act allows mothers to legally leave an infant at a staffed police station, firehouse, hospital or emergency medical facility. Churches do not qualify under the state's safe haven law so police are seeking the mother. They said that she may be charged with some sort of abandonment/neglect crime.

    My Take On It …..

    I know that some may not agree with me, but I just don’t think that this is right. This mother is probably young and poor. I’m sure she did not know that you could not leave your baby at a church under the Safe Haven Law, hell neither did I.

    It’s not like she meant to cause these children any harm. In my heart I know that she was trying to do the right thing. Think of all of the mothers that have dumped their babies in garbage cans, rivers, and in the woods. She took those babies somewhere safe. Somewhere that she knew that would be found and that they could be care for.

    Some lucky person(s) will be so happy and thankful to adopt these babies. I almost want them myself. I think that the authorities need to spend more time trying make sure that these babies are placed with a good family and go out a try to solve other unresolved crimes in the area. In a city as large as Chicago, I know that there is a lot more that they can be doing than wasting resources on a mom that made the RIGHT decision for her, which was not to keep her babies, but just went about it the WRONG way.

    What do you think?

    This is Superstar Nic

    "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!


    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"


     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 6:53 PM, | 26 comments

    My 3’s: Yes I was Tagged

    Wednesday, December 21, 2005
    I love it when I see people do these on their sites, so I guess when I was tagged by Koolbreeze it wasn’t so bad! I figured this will give everyone a chance to get to know more about me!!

    So here I go ....


    3 screen names I have:
    1. Superstar_ Nic
    2. ibephd
    3. “N” Search of Ecstasy

    3 physical things I like about myself:
    1. My breasts (luscious, firm, squeezable)
    2. My Booty ( big, round, and sexy; the men just love it)
    3. My Hair (I just got some highlights and I love it)

    3 physical things I don't like about myself:
    1. My stomach!!!! (too round)
    2. My fingers
    3. My feet (too flat)

    3 parts of my heritage:
    1. African
    2. Indian
    3. Caucasian

    3 of my everyday essentials:
    1. My cell
    2. The Internet (includes email and blogging)
    3. Sleep

    3 of my favorite musicians:
    1. Fred Hammond
    2. David Banner
    3. Mary J. Blige

    3 of my favorite songs (As of Today – These change weekly):
    1. Be Without You by Mary J. Blige
    2. Fresh Azimiz by Bow Wow
    3. Naked Remix by Marques Houston fet. Mike Jones

    3 things I want in a relationship:
    1. Commitment
    2. Honesty
    3. Love

    3 lies:
    1. Yes, that feels real good
    2. No, I’m not mad
    3. Okay, Imma call ya

    3 of my hobbies right now:
    1. Bloggin
    2. Internet (All over the damn place)
    3. School takes up the rest of my time!!!

    3 things I want to do really badly now (with a special someone):
    1. Get married!
    2. Make mad passionate love!
    3. Take a vacation!

    3 careers I've considered doing:
    1. Physical Therapist
    2. Teacher
    3. Lawyer

    3 places I would like to go on vacation to:
    1. Mexico
    2. Paris
    3. Hawaii

    3 kid's names I like:
    1. Noelle
    2. Corynthians
    3. Nichelle

    3 ways that I'm a stereotypical girl:
    1. I like makeup
    2. I like to shop
    3. I like menz


    ****I added these two questions****

    Three things that make a person
    1. Loyality
    2. Integrety
    3. Character

    Three things in life that can destroy a person
    1. Drugs
    2. Alcohol
    3. Money

    3 people I would like to see take this quiz:
    1. ddsprncs
    2. Ga Peach
    3. LadyLee



    This is Superstar Nic

    "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!

    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 7:16 AM, | 20 comments

    Baby Nia

    Tuesday, December 20, 2005
    This is a picture that I drew a few years ago. I call her "Baby Nia".

    I drew this when I was up really late one night during a period of time when I was having major sleeping problems.

    Drawing would soothe me and somehow calm my nerves so that I could rest better. Don’t ask me why, it just did. I do not consider myself an artist or anything, but I do wish that I had taken more art classes while in school to help me to develop my technique. Perhaps maybe I could have been considered an artist. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, right?

    I don’t get much free time to draw now a days, especially since my latest addiction (blogging) came about, LOL. And now I have even less time for blogging since I started this new job, grrrrrr!

    Anyway I just wanted to share. Have a great day everyone!!!




    This is Superstar Nic

    Still "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!

    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"

     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 6:53 AM, | 20 comments

    Random Question of the Day

    Monday, December 19, 2005



    Oral Sex Part A:

    Is having oral sex considered cheating?


    Oral Sex Part B:

    What if they give it to you, but you do not give it to them, are you still cheating?


    My Take On It:

    My answer to both questions is "HELL YEAH"!

    It is not acceptable to be doing anything sexual with someone outside the relationship and it not be considered cheating as far as I'm concerned!

    I am a very possessive person when it comes to my man and I don't want him to even think about oral sex with someone other than me and I will do the same.......

    Well, at least I will not take any actions. I can't make any promises as far as not fantasizing about oral with some fine ass muthasucka!

    Anyhoo, that's my take on it, what's yours?


    P.S. I won't be able to respond until I get home from work. No blogging at the new gig :-(

    We'll have another follow-up question soon!



    This is Superstar Nic

    "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!

    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 6:30 AM, | 38 comments

    Random Thoughts

    Sunday, December 18, 2005
    Well here we are at the end of another damn weekend.

    ~Sigh~

    I say this every Sunday so you’d think that I’d be used to this by now but I’m not. I’ll never get used to how fast the weekend flies by.

    Yesterday I did not do shyt! I was raining and cold (cold for Florida anyway). Everyone I knew was out in the mist of all of that hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping season, but you would have had to literally pay me to get out in all of that mess!

    Its really a shame to cause lawd knows I need to be doing some serious Christmas shopping being that I have only gotten 3 outta 10 gifts so far. I'm such a SLACKER!!! I do believe that everyone that I have not gotten a gift for yet is going to be getting a gift card, so I guess that’s what I’ll be doing on my lunch breaks all week.

    What pisses me off is that I went to the mall today and attempted to purchase some stuff that was on sale and do you know I could not find my debit card? Come to find out that I had left the bastid in my damn jacket pocket along with my driver's license AT HOME. I was sooooooo pissed! I only had $35 on me so went by another store to pick some necessities for work this week. At least I was able to do that but dammit I’m still aggravated about not having my debit card with me while I was out cause you know I was not going back out once I got home!

    Only one more week till Christmas. I can’t wait because I will be starting my Christmas vacation once I get off work on Friday. That’s right even though I just started a new job, I’m already about to take a week long vacation. I will spend the first half in ATL and the second half at home resting, relaxing, and getting ready for my dissertation proposal defense, which is scheduled for the 2nd week in January.

    Anyhoo, let me go. I gotta go get my shyt together for work tomorrow. Tootle loo!

    This is Superstar Nic

    "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!


    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"

     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 6:54 PM, | 9 comments

    Something About Christmas


    Life is all about asses
    you're either covering it,
    laughing it off,
    kicking it,
    kissing it,
    busting it,
    trying to get a piece of it,
    or behaving like one ...
    That's right, you've been " elfed " !








    You know, there's always at least one overachiever on every block....this guy is an engineer that spends 2 months out of the year planning next years song & light show.

    Wouldn't you just love to have him living right next door?

    Christmas Decorations


    This is Superstar Nic

    "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!

    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 2:55 PM, | 10 comments

    First Day at the New Job

    Saturday, December 17, 2005
    I completed my first day on the job with much success!

    I am so glad that it is over with, that I don’t know what to do. At first, I really did not want to start on a Friday. I mean who would? But it really has its advantages because it gave me the opportunity to go in there, check things out and then have couple of days off to let it all soak in.

    I woke up yesterday with a complete sense of calmness. I wasn’t nervous or anything surprisingly. I got ready and headed out for my first day in my new world.

    When I got there, I started to get butterflies. The nervousness was back!

    But I just walked in, I noticed that there was a banner up that said “Welcome Nicoletta and Barbara”. I was like ‘wow’, that’s pretty nice. Plus I better knowing that it was someone else’s first day to.

    I was greeted by one of my new coworkers with very warm reception. She gave the other newbie and I the office tour. Everyone there was so incredibly nice. I just couldn’t believe that I was doing all of that worrying and then things turned out just fine.

    I hooked up with another one of my new coworkers so that I could get the low down on the office. She told me that she had worked there for 3 years and that she loved it. She said I will love it to.

    My new supervisor, who is 2nd in command for the division that I work in was not there for my first day (if you could believe that), so I did not get to interact with her yet. But coworker did say that she is a very cool and down to earth lady and that she is very nice. I was told by at least 3 different people that it is a very close knit department and that people really enjoy working there. This made me feel even more comfortable.

    When they took me to my new office, there was another banner on my door that said “Welcome Nicoletta”. I walked in and looked around and thought to my self, this is not too bad.

    I found out that I will be going on my first out of town conference next month. Yes, January 23-26, I will be in San Antonio, TX. I was like “WHOA”. I guess they don’t know yet how afraid of flying I am, LOL. I’ve flown before, but I still don’t like it. In addition to that, I have 2 trips to Atlanta scheduled for June 2006. Now that I loved, because I can visit my sister while I'm up there. I was excited about that.

    So, on my first day I find out that I have 3 out of town trips to go on within the first six months. Unbelievable!!! I’ve never had a job that traveled before!

    The work that I will be doing seems like it will be very interesting. It reminds me so much of the work I've done in school that it's hard to believe that it's ACTUALLY WORK. Some of the materials they want me to read look like my school text books!

    I did not do much my first day, but look over some information that my supervisor left for me and just try to get my office organized the way that I want it.

    Its only been one day, but so far, so good and I really think that I might like it, but time will tell…..


    On another note, these are the things I have to get used to since I have a new job:


    • Being on time
    • Limited personal phone calls
    • Staying off the internet
    • No blogging at work


    Now this part sux!!! Oh well, I guess you can't have everything.


    This is Superstar Nic

    Still "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!

    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 5:03 PM, | 22 comments

    TAGGING 23:5

    Friday, December 16, 2005
    Okay, so I got tagged twice for this same damn thing!

    Can you believe that shyt???

    I mean what are the chances of that?

    Evidently pretty damn good I guess since it happened huh?

    Anyhoo, I'm calling out my taggers:

    ChezNiki and the Parlayer that resides in Satan's Anus - Zed Munkee


    LOL, but it is all-to-da-good!


    The Rules:

    1. Go into your archives
    2. Find your 23rd post
    3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to it)
    4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog with these instructions.
    5. Tag five other people to do the same.


    The fifth sentence in my 23rd post is as follows:

    "I was just thinking about the highlight of my vacation, which was getting my first tattoo".


    Haha, now for the fun part!


    I tag the following bloggers to do the damn thang:

    Trent

    Mwabi

    Laa Laa

    The Bajan Queen

    One Cool Sista


    This is Superstar Nic

    Still "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!

    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 11:12 PM, | 7 comments

    Today's My Last Day...

    Thursday, December 15, 2005
    Well, I can’t believe it. Today is my last day working here at the university.

    It’s windy, wet, rainy, and cold. Now how is this for a coincidence. It sorta reflects how I feel (partially at least)! The other part of me feels like bright, warm sunshine beaming....

    ~~Sigh~~

    As I drove to work this morning, late as usual, I could not help but think about the fact that this would be my last time taking this route to work. As I pulled into the parking lot, it was on my mind, “I can’t believe that today is my last day”!

    When I got to my desk, there was a card attached to my computer monitor. On the outside the card read “Good Luck”. I wondered who it was from. I opened it and one thing in particular that it said was:

    "God can dream bigger dreams!"

    This so true because he really opened this door for me. I thought that the card was so sweet! Thanks Lisa!!

    I have been very anxious all week. I have very mixed emotions about leaving the job I have now to start a new one. Most people in my situation would be ecstatic and overjoyed, but I cannot say that I feel that way. For me, getting this new job is bitter sweet.

    It’s strange....I promise you; this new job is almost like a 'dream come true'. I love the health promotion field. I love health education and a part of my new job duties include designing educational materials for physicians offices throughout the state of Florida. I will also be coordinating and designing evaluation plans for chronic disease programs. My areas of specialization as far as my education goes IS chronic disease prevention, so the reality of it is that this job is perfect for me, even my dissertation committee agrees that it could not be a better position out there for me right now.

    I have wanted to work for this agency for the last 5 years, but they always said that I did not have enough experience. Now, that I’ve finally a gotten “the perfect job”, why can’t I get excited?

    Why can’t I show more enthusiasm?

    My coworkers keep asking me “are you ready” ?

    I’m like “no, well sorta….I will be”.

    People ask “are you excited”?

    I’m like “yeah”. But the reality is I can’t really describe what I feel.

    What I feel is a combination of excitement, anxiety, fear, happiness, and sadness. I’m happy that I got the job, but at the same time I will really miss my coworkers. We are like family here and I’ve never had a job where everyone got along so well and really cared about one another like we do here.

    I feel anxiety because "what if I’m going into an environment where there is no fun coupled with haters and back stabbers"?

    I feel fear because what if I can’t do the job? What if it’s too much? I don’t want to be a failure. This position is going to require that I be able to calculated health statistics for diseases throughout the state and have journal articles published based on the information that I produce. That’s a lot of pressure!!! What if I can’t do it?

    Everyone keeps saying, “Nic, you’re gonna be fine”. But I am still SCARED!!!

    Having a position like this is also exciting! I mean often to you get the opportunity to work in you specific field of study? Let me tell you, it’s not very often. Like I said, it took me five years to get this type of job!

    Anyhoo, let me run. My coworker and I are supposed to be doing lunch today to celebrate my new job and my last day here. The question is will we venture out into the or just order in? Hmmmmmm, who knows?


    This is Superstar Nic

    Struggling to Accept Ecstasy Today
    &
    I'm out!

    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 10:33 AM, | 35 comments

    Your Weekly Dose of H.A.M.

    Wednesday, December 14, 2005
    Hello everyone!

    Once again its time to have some good ole lighthearted fun at the expense of Hot Azz Messes around the world. So let's get started shall we......



    All I can say is "WTF"?

    Who all thinks that this is a cute pose? Anyone, anyone?

    H.A.M. Hall of Famer!!!

    This pose and these H.A.M.s speak for themselves!


    Who told Paris that it was all-to-the-good for her to be holding her dress up clearly to her twat for the camera? But what can we expect from a hot in the AZZ tramp?

    For this, she definitely deserves to be added to the H.A.M. Hall of Fame!

    She is just a wanna be sexy HOT AZZ MESS, its as simple as that!

    I guess 'butt-cracks' are in!

    I am getting too OLD, LOL...



    Yall need to get your playboy uncles and take 'em on back to the house.

    These old H.A.M.s are to funny!



    Now look at this 'mini me' Popeye wanna be on steroids, LOL.

    My boy got his shorts hiked up so you can see those thighs and everything.

    Buffed up, juicy H.A.M.!!!

    Do yall see these fools with this boat motor in the hot tub?

    Its a boat motor!! They are H.A.M.s to.


    Now WTF is going here? Somebody really should have told her that this shyt is not cute, okay!

    Apparently, this H.A.M. doesn't even know what a damn razor is!



    Okay, this H.A.M. is into whips and chains I see. WTF??

    Why do people let pictures like this get out into the public's eye for me to make fun of them?

    Why people, why?


    What is this sexy H.A.M. doing?

    He is up on a fricking pool table, NAKED!

    To tell you the truth, he looks familiar.



    Once again, here we have another wanna be HOT AZZ MESS! He got his good deep wave curly weave and he is chilling on the beach honey having him a grand ole time, LOL!



    Tender, Sexy H.A.M. divas here!




    What in the hell does this H.A.M. have on?

    I'm serious, WTF is it?


    I'm just speechless at this point. I mean WTF?

    This is DEFINITELY another H.A.M. Hall of Famer!!!



    This is Superstar Nic

    Still "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!


    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"

     
    posted by Superstar Nic at 10:56 PM, | 47 comments

    What is your sex appeal?

    Tuesday, December 13, 2005

    HASH(0x8e4f45c)
    What is your sexual appeal?

    brought to you by Quizilla


    I got this one from Kool Breeze !

    As you can see I am "The Startlet". Who are you? Click on the link above to take the 'sex appeal' quiz!

    Sex Appeal Possibilities:

    The Ingenue’s Sex Appeal is Naivety
    The Starlet’s Sex Appeal is Unattainability
    The Siren’s Sex Appeal is Sexy in Every Way
    The Girl Next Door’s Sex Appeal is Purity
    The Sophisticate’s Sex Appeal is Sophistication
    The Erotique’s Sex Appeal is Uniqueness
    The Enigma’s Sex Appeal is Mystery
    The Whore’s Sex Appeal is You’re Easy
    The Artiste’s Sex Appeal is Creativity
    The Independent’s Sex Appeal is Independence



    “N” Search of Ecstasy and I’m out!

    "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"


         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 7:30 PM, | 10 comments

        Richard Pryor




        Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005)


        Wow what a name!!!



        I’m sure that most of you have heard by now about the death of Richard Pryor. He was such a talented, inspiring, and courageous man, that I wanted to honor him in my blog today.

        About the Man Named Richard

        His first professional performance came at age 7, playing drums at a night club. Now, in today’s society could you imagine a seven year old playing in a nightclub? The child welfare authorities would have surely removed him from his caregivers by today’s standards.

        Pryor was a pioneering comedian and a gifted storyteller. He was known for his ‘no holds bar’ examinations of race relations and customs in modern life. Pryor shattered many barriers for American stand-up comedians and helped to pave the road to success for comedians such as Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Arsenio Hall, David Letterman , and countless others. This man inspired so many people.

        A series of hit comedies and concert films in the '70s and '80s helped make Pryor one of Hollywood's highest paid stars, and he was one of the first black performers with enough leverage to cut his own deals. In 1983, he signed a $40 million, five-year contract with Columbia Pictures. Did you know that he has won several Emmy's and 5 Grammy's?

        His films included "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling," "Stir Crazy," "Silver Streak," "Which Way Is Up?", "Brewster's Million", "The Toy" and "Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip." I have to admit that "Brewster's Million" and "The Toy" were my favorites. I've seen them both a dozen times, LOL.



        He even wrote scripts for the show "Sanford and Son", now THAT I did not know!


        Pryor battled drug and alcohol addictions for years after becoming a huge success. He lived dangerously close to the edge: both on stage and in real life. But, after nearly losing his life in 1980 when he caught on fire while freebasing cocaine, he turned the experience into laughs in his later routines, telling audiences how quickly the flames sobered him up. Pryor said, "when fired hits yo' azz, you sober up real quick boy"! LOL

        I'm not sure what exactly it is about the pressures of Hollywood that drives so many performers to alcohol and drugs. I can't even image the daily struggles. For me, it's tough just being an 'average Joe', so I guess it shouldn't be hard for me to see how the pressures of high society could push someone to the breaking point.

        He died of cardiac arrest at the age of 65 in Encino, California. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 7:58 a.m. Pacific Time on December 10, 2005. He was brought to the hospital after his wife's attempts to resuscitate him failed. His wife was quoted as saying "at the end, there was a smile on his face." Despite his health troubles, he was happy and in good humor in his final days. What a champion!

        Funeral services will be private with a memorial service by invitation only. Can you imagine how many dern invitations they are going to have to send out? Whoa!

        He was is survived by his wife Jennifer Lee Pryor and his six children; Richard Junior, Elizabeth Storder, Rain Kindlin, Kelsey, Steven and Franklin Mason, and his three grandchildren.

        He will be soarly missed, but will forever live in on thousands and thousands of hearts. The mark he made on this world will continue to impact and inspire people with his truth and his pain, which he turned into brilliant comedy!

        How well did you know the "Original King of Comedy"? Well we'll see....

        Take the quiz about Pryor here!


        Watch Pryor at his best here:

        Pryor as president on "The Richard Pryor Show"

        Richard Pryor Stand-up



        More Links:

        Richard's Official Website

        Richard Pryor Photo Gallery

        Richard Pryor - Filmography





        “N” Search of Ecstasy and I’m out!

        "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 12:02 PM, | 13 comments

        Random Question of the Day

        Monday, December 12, 2005
        This is your opportunity to shine, your opportunity to sell yourself, tell us all what makes you GREAT!




        The random question for today is:




        "What is/are your best feature(s) and why?"



        Well, I don’t mean to toot my on horn but hell, what is having your own blog for right? For me I think that I have several noteworthy features. I’ll list them here in no particular order of importance:


        1. I have a great since of humor and can get down right silly. People tend to love that about me and I love that about myself.
        2. I get along with pretty much anyone! My family always tells me that if someone does not like me, they already know that it must be something going on with them, because people always like me.
        3. I just love to laugh, make others laugh, and to have FUN!
        4. I consider myself to be fairly intelligent but I do not let my level education go to my head. Being ‘all but dissertation’ in the pursuit of my PhD has not changed me a bit. I still ride to work everyday with my 10” subwoofers rattling my trunk to the Ying Yang Twins and David Banner (and anything else with that boom) and will continue to do so. I’ve been told that I’m the perfect combination of “Educated and Hood” all rolled into one, LOL.
        5. My babe always tells me that my greatest assets are that I'm beautiful, smart, and that I have a big ole booty, LOL. The booty can be an asset to, cause most of the men that I know love the Big Rump Shaker!!! Hince the song by the Black Eye Peas is appropriate because 'My Hump" is a GREAT asset!
        6. I'm also very creative. I can draw, make floral arrangements, and croshet to name a few things. I wear many, many hats, LOL
        7. Single and successful ... also great assest to have!

        These are some of my greatest assests. There may be something else that I'm forgeting because this is not the type of thing that you just sit around thinking about, ya know what I mean?


        So tell me, what are some of your greatest assets?




        This is Nicoletta

        Still “N” Search of Ecstasy and I’m out!

        "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"

         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 8:30 AM, | 33 comments

        Is the Weekend Over Aready???

        Sunday, December 11, 2005
        Please say it ain't so!!!

        Why is it that the weekend goes by so damn fast? Every time I turn around, it seems like the weekend it over, WTF?

        I'm already sitting up here thinking about how much I do not want to go to work tomorrow. I just need one more day off. I know I need to quit it, but I just can't help it....Jeeze!!!

        ~~Sigh~~


        On Another Note....

        I am very happy to report that my first tattoo (on my lower back) is doing just fine and it is feeling a whole hell of alot better! It feels completely normal now and its only been a few weeks. I'm over the trauma and torture that I went through to get it and I have even 'considered' the thought of getting another one if you can believe that after the way I cut up when I got this one, LOL. But trust me that will not be ANY time soon!








        ~~Public Service Announcement~~

        My girl Nikki has suggested that we designate the month of December as masturbation month and commit to doing so at least once a week for four weeks. So please, take your pleasure into your own hands, folks! I just felt that spreading the word about this important message was the least that I could do ;-)



        This is Nicoletta

        Still "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!

        "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 4:19 PM, | 14 comments

        End of the Week Rambling

        Saturday, December 10, 2005
        Start time --- 3:18pm

        Well, here I am at the end of another week. ~~~Sigh~~~


        I’m sitting here watching “Friday After Next” for the 50 millionth time. This shit is hilarious!





        “Hold up, wait a minute, let me put some pimpin’ in it”.

        This is Magic Money Mike!








        My goofy ass still laugh at ‘Craig and Day-Day’ every time I see it, LOL!








        The past week was pretty uneventful. I just been trying to get used to the idea that I will be starting a new job at the end of next week…..Yeah on fugging Friday at that! See, most of the government jobs here have a work week that go Friday to Thursday, so that’s why I’m starting on a Friday.

        For some reason I have been having a lot of anxiety about starting all over to. I don’t know why, cause Lord knows that I have had a gazillion jobs in my day. For some reason I just have been really nervous. If I feel like this now, imagine what I will feel like on the night before my first day!


        Oh.....I did get my hair highlighted this week. Nothing to spectacular and flashy. I just got it lightened a little bit is all.






        This is how it looked before.....















        Another picture of before......








        And this is what it looks like now. These are not the greatest pictures, but the look that I was going for is a look where it is highlighted in the top and around the face but still dark in the back and underneath the layers.








        I absolutely love it!!!!


        I need to make sure I call my stylist and tell to.

        Maybe she'll read the blog this weekend......



        The weather here is absolutely beautiful here. I know that it is freezing cold some places around the country right now and ever SNOWING!!! But look how beautiful and bright it is here where I live……






        I took this picture this afternoon when I got home from shopping!




        It was raining earlier this week, but today turned out to be a VERY pretty one.






        I'm telling ya, living in Florida does have it's advantages sometimes!




        I wonder what the weather is like where some of you guys are?

        Anyhoo, I’ve taken me some allergy sinus medicine and this shit is starting to kick in on me HARD right now. I think that it’s about time for me to lay it own down for my Saturday afternoon nap! That's right, I still take naps ;-)

        Until the next time, tootle loo!


        Finally done --- 3:50pm




        This is ya girl still searching for ecstasy and I’m out!


        Remember, don’t hate – congratulate!!




        "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 3:58 PM, | 20 comments

        Question of the Day

        Friday, December 09, 2005


        Happy Friday!!!


        Welcome to the first edition of the "Question of the Day" forum! Several days a week, a new question or scenario will be posted welcoming all of the reader's feedback. I hope that you will find this segment both entertaining as well as enlightening!


        For today our question is:

        'Other than cheating, what else would cause a relationship breakup for you?'


        You'd think that I would know this right off the bat, but I honestly had to take a moment to think about this one. Cheating to me is that ultimate 'no-no' and I guess I never really put a lot of thought into it beyond that. But, let's see!

        Theses are the things that would cause us to break up (in no particular order of importance):

        1. If he told me he is GAY!

        2. Him deciding that he is no longer going to work so that I can take care of him.

        3. If he told me that he does not want to have children with me EVER! I don't have any now, but I would like to one day and if he does not want them as well, I know deep down that there is not a future for us.

        4. If he developed some type of addiction (i.e. gambling, drugs) and not being willing to seek and follow through with treatment.

        5. Being a compulsive liar....I can't STAND someone lying to me, especially my man. That just pisses me off sooooooooooo bad! I'm not saying if he lies once or twice; I'm talking about being a pathological liar.

        6. If he started being violent towards me. I am not wit dat domestic violence shyt. Me and my 5 sisters would get together and WHOOP HIS AZZ, and then I'b be done with him!

        7. If he started engaging in criminal activities. Look, I ain't gonna go to jail for my own mama, so I damn shole ain't gonna go for some foolish my man is involved with. No ma'am.....HE GOTZ 2 GO!!!!!

        8. If he does not 'go down' and perform what I call 'lip service'. Call me shallow, but if he does not do that, I don't think we'll make it, LOL.



        If I think of anything else, I post it in the comments!







        This is Nicoletta

        Still "N" Search of Ecstasy and I'm out!


        "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"

         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 12:01 PM, | 27 comments

        Should Stanley 'Tookie' Williams Be Granted Clemency?

        Thursday, December 08, 2005




        Could politics and history be on Stanley Tookie Williams's side today when the founder of the murderous Crips gang asks Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to spare his life for killing four people during two robberies 26 years ago?

        Stanley Tookie Williams was born December 29, 1953 in New Orleans, LA (my home town). He along with Raymond Washington, founded the Crips, one of the most widely-known and notorious street gangs ever!

        He was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of four people in two separate incidents (at a convenience store and a motel in 1979), although he has professed his innocence from the beginning. This proclamation of innocence is crippling him in the since that in clemency and parole hearings, they want to 'hear' and 'know' that you are sorry for the crimes for which you've been imprisoned. But how can you profess apologies for a crime that you did not commit? This is HIS claim.

        In prison, he later became an anti-gang crusader while on death row . Williams, now 51, is scheduled to be executed just after midnight on December 13, 2005 by lethal injection. His attorneys have a clemency hearing scheduled today, December 8, 2005,with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as the Governor has finally agree to entertain the idea.

        Death row inmate Tookie Williams has been called a "secret weapon" for helping black men stay out of gangs, by the head of the NAACP traveled across California on Tuesday. The organizations leader feels that Williams' life should be saved, so he can save the lives of others.


        Snoop Dogg and other Supporters attended the San Quentin prison rally Williams on 11/19/2005 to protest the death sentence. Snoop Dogg is begging Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to "do the right thing" and grant a convicted multi-murderer clemency. Many feel that he is helping to save troubled youth across the world and I can definitely agree with this to. Governor Schwarzenegger is also an advocate for helping troubled youth through California state programs. Will this mean that perhaps he may not let a man, who is now good die?





        A biographical feature film, featuring Jamie Foxx as Williams, was made in 2004, entitled Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.












        Coincidentally, Williams is scheduled for execution on Foxx's birthday, December 13th. Now how ironic is that?












        Nicoletta’s Take on the Situation

        To be honest I have very missed feelings about capital punishment and to tell you the truth, it’s because I never really thought about it. It’s not something that has ever come up as the topic of discussion between me and any of my friends. I’ve never been a victim of a violent crime, nor has anyone that I am close to, so I guess in that since I cannot relate to the ‘victims’ point of view on the subject.

        But I can say that I do believe in redemption. Do I think that everyone on death row that claims to have been redeemed deserves clemency? No, I can’t say that. I have nothing to base that kind of opinion on. But Williams is different to me. He has been nominated 5 times for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in helping to prevent gang violence. I’ve seen the good that has come from his work. I’ve seen young men turn their “gang bangin” lives around because of the lessons taught but this man. If he is saving others, isn’t his OWN life worth saving to?

        What are your thoughts?


        Find More Information Here:

        Save Tookie

        Stanley Williams from Wikipedia

        Timeline of Tookie's Life

        Execution and Clemency in California


        Sign the Petition:

        Petition For Williams




        This is Nicoletta


        Still “N” Search of Ecstasy and I’m out!



        "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 10:02 AM, | 21 comments

        Check Out Ya Boy!!!

        Wednesday, December 07, 2005
        He Just Found Out That He's Going Home From His Iraq Tour And He is Happy as HELL!

        Take Me Home!
         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 2:26 PM, | 11 comments

        Quick Survey About Work

        Are there any readers out there wishing that they could be some where else besides work?


        DAMN!!!

        *****ADDED*****

        I'm sitting here wishing so bad that I could take my azz home. I don't know why because its not like I'm doing a whole lot anyway! ~~Sigh~~

        I just do not wanna be here.....I could be getting some of my Christmas shopping done. Hmmmmm....maybe I can do some online now. Great idea Nic!

        Tootle Loo!
         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 12:07 AM, | 8 comments

        Misc. B.S. Today --- Should Be Work Friendly!



        This is Kelis and her husband Nas. He is sitting there looking like he does not want to be too, lol.

        Nas is sitting there thinking "damn man, I coulda been at da game to....."












        My question is "why did she get those gold teeth"?

        Why Kelis why???















        I did not know that Ice-T was dating a white lady!!


















        This is a photo of two young and tender H.A.M.s that did not make it into the blog yesterday. I had to get this follow up photo in though!














        Check out ole boy in the background. Now this man just sitting there minding his own business chatting a way with his homies. He is not even supposed to be in the picture, but take a close look at him!!

        LOL








        What is lil man doing?















        Check out "White Trash Christmas":

        *HoHoHo*





        This is Nicoletta, still “N” Search of Ecstasy and I’m out!

        "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours!"
         
        posted by Superstar Nic at 12:00 AM, | 14 comments