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Well… JG* Launched “One Fourth Random” today!

1/4th Random is a look at life through my eyes. Which is completely utterly random.

1/4=.25=25 years of age. I’m in my “Quarterlife (non)-Crisis”

Not to mention my Sorority Line Number is 14. It’s a match!

Get it where you fit in. Log on and subscribe. It will surely be a random ride!

JG*

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http://aaronicaunlocked.com 

hey guys!

i know it’s been a minute since something new has been published. but it’s time that we (i) inform you of some of the things that have been going on with the site.

  • JG* is no longer blogging with ROWC. as most of you know, this chick has a lot going on and didn’t want the stress of blogging on ALL the sites that she blogs on. definitely check her out at one of the many other blogs that she blogs for!
  • i was asking for guest bloggers for a reason. i too have had a new project in the works for myself. with that being said, rants of a wild child is officially coming to a close today. yes folks, today is the last post for rants. but please don’t cry! 
  • so i know you guys are probably wondering, “dear ladebelle, why would you ever want to stop ranting?” well here’s the truth of the matter. i started rants of a wild child during a time where i didn’t feel like it was ok for me to express myself. i didn’t think that people would like me nor did i know how to express myself in ways that i was berating the world with curses. as with all things, i’ve evolved and so must my blog. since i started this blog, i’ve been through the toughest times of my life and i’m not afraid to embrace the lessons they’ve taught me. nor am i afraid of being who i am. during the time of this blog, i’ve grown in unexplainable ways and matured into a more loving woman who’s goals have expanded. now i desire to share myself.
  • with all that being said, i will be launching a new site tomorrow morning so stay tuned for what’s in store!

 

i would like to thank all my current readers for reading and supporting me through these hard times. blogging has always been my outlet and it was enhanced by my readers! please please please subscribe to my new blog (once launched) and participate there as well. 

xoxo

ladebelle

**this morning’s entry was submitted by mr. ainz neal of SH Collective  (where i also blog).**

Mickey Factz “Thinking Out Loud” is on replay this morning as I make my way to work. I said I was going to throw some venom in this post. I’m not going to do that but I got some stuff on my mind. “I want the samething whatever the fame brings..” Mickey hit it on the head with that line, like I want to be the best I can. Let me introduce myself I’m Ainz Neal founder of SH Collective Creative Agency. We are just a group of brothers trying to make our dreams a reality.

Now what’s really been getting to me is how through out this process, the amount of bs i’ve come across. Some people want the world and don’t want to really put in the work for it. This kid that wants me to help him achieve something said me a couple days ago. “Yo do you know what’s my motivation?” I responded to him I don’t know what is your motivation is. He said “your suppose to be my motivation by getting me want to do this.”

Now maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think I’m suppose to be his motivation. I can encourage him show him the right and wrong way to do things.  He should persue his goals for his own reasons. For the last 4 years I been chasing mines. Grinding my way every day, I keep a quote from Kevin Mchale on my desk it says “you are your biggest motivator”. So yes I don’t sleep, I’m always working, always on the go. Trying to put myself in a better position to win. People often want to say if they reach a certain level of success, then say they did it themselves. Or when they don’t complain that no one helped them that’s why they didn’t achieve.

As an example when I started to do the party scene I hated the fact of doing dress codes and lines. I saw promoters wearing whatever they want. I said you know what, I’m going to become a promoter.  I started  to go out every night, get cool with everyone and make a name for myself. Yea it was rough, I was spending crazy money, hurting at work during the day. But after 3 months I wasn’t doing lines, wearing whatever f#ck I want and hosting some great parties. So after 2 years of that I walked away to step my game up. Taking along with me  a address book of over 2500 contacts and a even better game plan.

Yes I want to be the BEST and nothing less than that. So listen to your heart because anything is possible. Nothing is ever given its earned, surround yourself with positive people. I have friends that tell me when I’m bsing. They also encourage me when I’m doing well. Now I don’t depend on that encouragment to fuel my dreams. But I sleep on my couch most nights because I don’t want to feel comfortable. It sounds crazy I know but hey it works for me. So find whatever works for you

I can go on some more but I think I will stop here. I wish everyone the best in whatever you do. Just remember don’t talk about it be about it.

it’s the end of the week it’s friday!!!!

ladebelle

  • another great week down, another one to go
  • my bestie’s sister is in town this weekend before they are shipping off to my home of the great NY and i’m super excited to finally meet her!
  • i managed to watch dres tha beatnik’s kid and had oodles of fun with her. it was really refreshing to hang out with a little girl. it puts a lot of things in adult life into perspective
  • my mgr has been paying me mad compliments about the change in behavior at work so goooo me for increasing my maturity!!!
  • speaking of work, things have been super busy and i have a lot on my plate… perhaps that’s why i haven’t been on the blog scene per usual. hopefully next week will lighten up a bit.
  • we’re still accepting guest blog entries and topics to blog on. hit me up at ladebelle@gmail.com and feel free to add me to gtalk as well.
  • i’m loving life!!!

JG*

  • I’m fasting. It’s great. It’s tought though. But to God be the glory
  • Real excited about The FreshXpress! We’re doing big things over there.
  • Monday is a HUGE day for me. It will determine the next few years of my life.
  • Race is next week! Get excited!

Some of you may not read JG* Runs the City and that’s quite alright. But I thought I’d share with you a post from over there. I’m fasting for 3 weeks and my fast has me practically reduced to eating Vegan. Only super vegan because I can’t have anything sweet or that includes sugar either. So I’ve been experimenting hardcore, and so far, I’m liking what I’m seeing. I’ve had a few hiccups, but overall, it’s been fun! I think there may be some major lifestyle changes on my horizon! :)

Yesterday some of you may have seen me tweeting about my Soy Curls. Well here’s a looksey real quick as to what I’m talking about.

soycurlslg

Interesting right? Well, I couldn’t wait to try some things with them so last night after midnight I gave them a try. Here’s the deal with Soy Curls. They are hard, and you have to re-hydrate them. You do this by soaking them in hot water for 10 minutes. Then you season them and cook in a skillet to be whatever you want them to be. Whether it’s beef or chicken or whatever. Last night I made “Chicken” salad with a few soy curls and it was yum! I’ll post the recipe below. The guy at the vegan store really put me on to them. I told him I was big on texture which is why tofu was just out of the question for me. He pointed me right to these.

Recipe:

  • Soy Curls
  • Veganaise (Mayo)
  • Celery
  • Garlic power, garlic salt, Poultry seasoning or chicken flavoring, celery salt
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped Celery

Re-hydrate the soy curls for 10 minutes in hot/warm water. Drain and season with poultry seasoning. Place in skillet for about 5 minutes along with onions. When finished, place the onions and soy curls back in a bowl, mix with Veganaise, Celery, Garlic Salt/Power and Celery Salt to taste. And you’re done!

I wish I would have taken a picture.

For dinner yesterday I had sloppy joes over rice. And I made my first green smoothie! Yum!

smoothie

I did 1 banana, a cup of pineapple, 2 celery sticks, and a handful of collard greens. TASTY!!!

Let me tell y’all. Yesterday was hard. I wanted some red velvet cake, a cookie, some fried chicken, SOMETHING. I went to the Farmer’s Market to get all my veggies and fruits and I just about died. It was hard. The devil is a liar! LOL

And I worked out last night. I was really worried about that part, because I knew I was going to be hungry afterwards and I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle it. It wasn’t too bad, and I felt great! I’ll be able to handle next week’s race NO PROBLEM!

Enjoy!

JG*

as I was driving into work today I heard the preview for some new Nicholas cage movie where his son is like “daddy am I gonna die?” and he responded “I woud never let that happen”. ideally this is sweet and all that other shit but I was like how in the hell is he gonna tell him that?!?! if God wants this little boy to die, then there’s nothing that anyone, including Nicholas cage, can do about it.
I know it’s just a movie but that got me thinking about other ways that people think they can either play or outsmart the big man/woman upstairs.

the cloak of invisibility

this doesn’t only make it’s appearance in harry potter movies. I think that we all go through this phase where we think that we are invisible from anything that can harm us. we might have unprotected sex thinking we won’t get pregnant, stds, or worse, aids/HIV. sadly statistics say that we aren’t invisible as some of our closest friends have become part of the statistic that I speak of.
if you aren’t out banging without an umbrella, then you may be trying to cheat death. this can be drinking and driving, getting into fights, using drugs, or acting in some other careless way with the life that was given to you.

don’t judge me!

this is one of my catch phrases stolen from a good friend of mine. but in all honesty, there is only one entity that is able to judge us and it certainly isn’t the person one cubbie over or who you chat with at the water cooler.
but we all do it. we sit and pass judgements (good and bad) on others and think that these judgments mean something. we “judge books by their covers”, the video girls, the person picking their nose on the train… all of them. but I think what the harder pill to swallow is when we pass ill judgments onto ourselves. our judgments don’t count so stop passing them.

my emotional conclusion

I’m not religious and I struggle to pray everyday but the God that I believe in is a loving one. with this being said, I don’t think that death is a punishment but it shouldn’t be toyed with either. I think that we need to do a better job valuing the lives that were given to us and the lives of others. we were put on earth to enrich each others lives, not to abuse or cause harm to. the faster we realize, understand, and accept this, the easier and more freeing our lives will be. oh, and God can see through the cloak of invisibility duh!

so dear readers, what are some other ways you see people playing God manifest? what are your thoughts, feelings surrounding what’s already been written? talk to me!

– Post From My iPhone

xoxo
“i value all your lives” ladebelle

For your entertainment or boredom. Whichever. JG* cooks Banana Bread Pudding two nights before her fast to get rid of all the bad things in her Fridge. Check it out.

**admin note: for those that follow us on twitter, you know that we were asking for guest bloggers. it it with great pleasure that i introduce you to imfreddimac. we follow eachother on twitter and this is quite the funny guy! this is a 3 part post so stay tuned!!! without further adieu, here’s freddiemac!**

When ladebelle asked for guest bloggers for the site, I jumped at the chance to be able to share our (single men) point of views on certain MYTHS i’ve came across during my ummm…. well, you know.

I will try to keep this short and to the point by addressing some major myths regarding sex and relationships.

Myth #1: My man always comes back, therefore I must have that good good!!!

For one, i’ve heard numerous females dialog about having that “good good.” If you don’t know what that means, youtube Ashanti’s last single.

This disturbs me for 2 reasons.

For one, most females claim this based off information from the guy(s) they hav slept with. We ALWAYS SAY YOU HAVE THAT GOOD GOOD/WET WET, even if it wasn’t that at all. Why? That answer doesn’t guarantee us another shot but it doesn’t HURT our chances either. The odds are in our favor.

The second reason I tend to hear is that “I must have some GOOD if he’s coming back!” The reason we come back is because its a GUARANTEE. Don’t get me wrong, their are some who have that COME BACK FA SHO, but then again their are some who aren’t working with anything under the sheets, who still have guys coming back.

Just please don’t let us guys be the complete basis of your argument

alright! you know the deal… share your week in review with us!

ladebelle

  • i have had the awesomeess of awesome weeks… surprisingly, no complaints here.
  • i was flashed a week ago while walking my dogs. made for an interesting close of my day.
  • i got over being sick with the bird flu and then was plagued by a stomach bug but i think i’m all good now.
  • last nite i went to the jaspects & friends concert and they did more then rock the house. check for my review here later on this afternoon.
  • i was toying with idea of hosting rants on another blogging site but i actually love wordpress entirely too much to switch.
  • this week i managed to get pretty much everything i needed to get done, done and have been to work early despite my partying till a couple hours before coming in.
  • JG* and i are looking for 2-4 guest bloggers. email me at ladebelle@gmail.com if you’re interested.
  • hmm… I LOVE MY LIFE!!!

that’s it for me… *JG you’re up!

And here I am.

  • I overslept this morning and got to work later than I usually do. I felt kinda bad.
  • I start my fast on Monday. Very excited. You can check out what it consists of here.
  • Started a community project with the Covenant House. Please become a fan on Facebook and JOIN THE MOVEMENT.
  • I’m pretty sleepy right now, but I am having the best week ever!
  • I went to the Apple Store last night to get Apple Care for my computer. Thank God. It had been a year to the DAY. If I had gone this weekend I would have been SOL.
  • I have an 8 hour workshop tomorrow for Liturgic Dance. I am gonna be so tired! But one of my BFF’s Daddys is head coach for a certain ACC team, so I’ll be watching the games live this weekend! Oh yea!

And I’m out!

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