Oct 31, 2012

Halloween For Me

I went to my altar and offered flowers, candlelight, water, incense, prayer and libation to my dearly departed.

On this night when the veil between this world and the one they have transitioned to is the thinnest, I had to show gratitude for my time together with each of them.

They have influenced me, saved me, inspired me, brought me joy, taught me life lessons, and became a part of me.

I am eternally grateful.

Love and Peace to them all.

I picked out flowers that I know Marcos would have loved!

Oct 28, 2012

Sipping Some Organic Junior Juice

The darling Junior over at Juice With Junior just turned 30! He posted some little words of wisdom that he will use in moving forward. Check it out by clicking here. And, pass on some of your wisdom.

However, before you do, read what I passed on to him:

Happy Birthday Hooker!!! Let this 44 year old pass this on to you: 1. It's the shit that you don't worry about that will hit you, so don't waste too much time worrying. 2. You have 10 years left to complain about your parents. In the words of John Waters "complaining about your parents in your 40s makes you look like an asshole." 3. Start to become a connoisseur of things, rather than a consumer. 4. You will find 20 somethings to be rather silly but hot. 5. Identify one or two people in your life that are true friends (even if a family member) and cultivate that relationship. 6. Take bold steps in your work life to get to another level. 7. Keep a bottle of Witch Hazel in the fridge, and wipe your face with it using cotton balls. 8. No more highly-processed carbs. Whole grain all the way. 9. Don't eat anymore mammals. 10. When in doubt, check it out. 11. Read more. 12. Get rid of any remnants of a colonial mentality. 13. People will show you who they are and believe it. (I got that from Marcos waaaaay before Oprah said it!) 14. Accept you are a bit crazy, sane people are not paying attention to the world around them. 15. Get through a shitty day as best as you can, get some sleep. What a difference a day makes.

Oct 17, 2012

Princess Rei Rei Goes to the Movies - Part 1

I gagged the other day when I was chatting with Princess Rei Rei. I found out that my little, 6'3", sistah from da Bronx had seen very little, if any, classic movies that queens of a certain age, hold near and dear to their hearts. I done fucked up.

The thing is Princess Rei Rei and I have a reciprocal relationship that is firmly grounded in always learning from each other. I am the big sistah at 40-something, and  Rei Rei is the little sistah at 30-something. How is it possible I never told her about the films listed below?

These classic films have the holy trinity of all classic films, a fierce script, brilliant performances, and intelligent direction. Can I get an amen?

Princess Rei Rei has been given viewing orders.

All About Eve

It all started off innocently. Then it became bumpy.

Auntie Mame

Rosalind Russell was a divine woman. She ate the role of Mame Dennis with such relish, that she left me wanting to have an Auntie Mame in my life.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The ultimate performances of Liz and Dick, gave me the ultimate mind fuck. This film will never leave your system.