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What is Your Guilty Pleasure?

This post is a super quick one. I really mean it.

The Merriam-Webster.com defines the term Guilty pleasure (Noun) as follows : something pleasurable that induces a usually minor feeling of guilt.  

We all have those things that we secretly do and greatly enjoy. We enjoy them so much that they are deemed a guilty pleasure.

Here are a couple of mine:

Watching YouTube Gurus when i should be doing something more important.
Watching Star Trek, Eureka, Sanctuary, Syfy movies is general. Everyone around me thinks i am weird but i just love them!!!!
Reading Harlequin romances when i should be reading Caribbean Literature text.
I did say a couple didn't I? I would love to hear about your guilty pleasures.




DIY Sundays - Five Useful Websites for Bloggers

Todays DIY Sundays post will be a quick one  i guess not. Here are five websites that I found; I thought they could be very useful for bloggers like myself. I am NOT being paid/compensated  to write about these sites.  With that said, here they are:

Number 5

Fiverr.com - This website cracked me up because i could not believe a website would exist where people share things they are willing to do for $5. Fiverr.com is a place where buyers and sellers of pretty much trade any service or thing they can trade, for a minimal cost of five dollars.

The Website Comments:

The place for people to share things they're willing to do for $5.
Buy. Sell. Have fun.

Number 4

Punchtab.com - This is a website that offers users the ability to include a loyalty points program to their blog, website, etc. These loyalty points can be converted to any prize. This,  I thought was very interesting.

The Website Comments:

Your readers spend more time on Twitter and Facebook than they are on your blog or website.…

The GREAT Divide

I have been thinking about writing this post for a while now. However, I have not been able to sit down long enough to allow the words to flow.Here goes. I have been comparing my everyday personality to the blogger you see. Somehow, i have been seeing a divide between Lioness and Antoinette.

When I think of Lioness, i think about the part of me that always tries to put the best foot forward. The part of me that is more welling to take risks, more willing to bare my soul to the world. Lioness is an extrovert, with smart ideas, great tips, and lots of positive vibration .

Whereas, Antoinette is very private with build in walls of steel. My family will tell you that i speak my mind and i am not afraid to burn bridges. I love to taken the unbeaten path. I am strategic in my planning. I often pretend that things slip off me like water; but truth be told, i internalize every single thing. I have very few friends but many acquaintances.

I know that some of my readers might be doing a double t…

Finding a Needle in a Haystack.... The Search for Prince Charming.

We each have that ideal image of 'THE ONE' burnt in our brains. For some of us, it seems we have been wired as a child, probably even from birth, to seek out curtain qualities that when fused together results in our version of Prince Charming. With this ideal image in mind, we grow up searching for our ideal partner, a soul mate so to speak. Than reality hits. Oftentimes, the reality is not that there is no one to meet our unattainable standards. No my friends that is not it. The reality is that there are no hunting grounds, no green pastures, no flowing brooks in which to meet our ideal mate. In lay terms, the single man or woman is faced with the stark reality that in a city or town that is well populated there are no dating opportunities.   

Unwilling to allow our dreams to wither and die; we often find ourselves moving to the virtual community. Here, like a cruel twist, is often populated with potential mates of all sizes, shapes, colours and skills. By just browsing the pi…

Sorry

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Sometimes you just have to say i am sorry.


In Time!!!!!

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The movie 'In Time' has got be thinking how much we relied on time as a people. It almost seems now that i do not have enough hours in the day to complete the tasks i have to do. I thought about what we would do if there were no time pieces to regulate every hour, every minute, or every second. Would it really make a difference? 0r would it still feel like we are in a crazy rush to met our time quota? Would it still be like our lives depended on meeting a time deadline that we or society as set?

For me, it's like in the mornings i feel like i am in a crazy competition with my watch to get to where i am going. I often feel like time is cheating. It's like the seconds are rolling away, in essence slipping trough my fingers like gains of sand. Then, there are those days when i refuse to acknowledge that the system (time) really exist. I love those days!!!!! 

Unfortunately, today i will be rushing against the system. If your reading this today, November 23, 2011. I will be …

tRYING TO gET bACK oN THE wAGON!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess the heavens knew that i need this day. I woke up this morning with no water in my pipes. Unlike previous years,  i guess we have grown comfortable with the reliability of the service so we are not prepared for this disruption.  So here i am at home, thanking my lucky stars that i am not currently waging a tactical plan to maintain the continuous use of the home desktop.


I guess after two months i am just now mourning the lost of my laptop. I am currently trying to get a Dell but i am secretly wishing that Santa can leave a Mac at my door. I will just have to keep dreaming. Seriously i would love any suggestion i can get about any good brand of laptop that i have not mentioned.


I have said it before that this academic year is very tedious at work. I am in charge of heading a committee to plan and execute all the school's major events for the entire school year. This also includes our annal coral service and prize giving for about 600 guests or more. Thank God i have a team t…

It's like wiping the floor.........

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I am not leaving, just taking a break. I really need it. I will update you as soon as possible.

Four-time Cancer Survivor Speaks

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This post is actually taken from the Jamaica Online Gleaner. I read this article and I could not forget this woman's spirit. I just had to share it.

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
WESTERN BUREAU:


Pat Wright has beaten colon cancer twice, bone cancer once and four weeks ago removed both breasts, in her latest fight with the devastating disease.
"My only consolation this time is that I now have two new 'girls' (breasts) sized 34B," she quipped.
As much as she likes the new boobs, she says this has been the roughest time of her life, "Losing your breasts is very personal, you feel less of a woman."
The Montego Bay-based businesswoman, who runs all the spas in the three Sunset Resort group of hotels, says cancer refuses to let her go.
"I am convinced it is in my genes, and whenever I feed it, it reappears," she told Flair in an exclusive interview.

From her waist down, she says she is quite empty. "The organs are all gone, no colon, no uterus, …