22 8 / 2013

Cinderonce by Todrick Hall.  Thank me later ;)

(Source: youtube.com)

09 1 / 2013

I’m guilty.  I’ve been majorly slackin on my blog pimpin the last few weeks.  It’s funny how things work.  Having a break from grad school, I thought I’d be blogging my fingers off, but just like that extra money you think you’re going to have when you pay your car off (Hey, Elektra!) somehow, it vanishes.

I will be back with more interesting and entertaining posts.  I promise :)

30 11 / 2012

fastcompany:

This photo of New York City police Lawrence DePrimo giving a pair of boots to a homeless man has gone viral after the NYPD put it up on its on its Facebook page. The good deed was snapped by a tourist from Arizona, who forwarded a written description— not, you understand, a formal statement— to the relevant department. The NYPD asked her to email the photo, she duly did so, they stuck it on Facebook and, voila, 275,000 “Likes” and 16,000-plus comments.

It doesn’t take a lot to make a difference in someone’s life.  What can you do to help someone down on their luck?

fastcompany:

This photo of New York City police Lawrence DePrimo giving a pair of boots to a homeless man has gone viral after the NYPD put it up on its on its Facebook page. The good deed was snapped by a tourist from Arizona, who forwarded a written description— not, you understand, a formal statement— to the relevant department. The NYPD asked her to email the photo, she duly did so, they stuck it on Facebook and, voila, 275,000 “Likes” and 16,000-plus comments.

It doesn’t take a lot to make a difference in someone’s life.  What can you do to help someone down on their luck?

25 11 / 2012

What she said.  Lucy’s a smart woman, so I tend to agree with her, but this reblog isn’t about that.  If you haven’t read the scathing review of his NYC restaurant, it really comes across as a personal attack. 
I’m not sure I’m adding it to my list of must-try restaurants, but per Lucy’s point, he really is due credit for the impact he’s had on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives across the US.  I’ve caught a few episodes of that show and it definitely makes my mouth water.
grizzed:

In defense of Guy Fieri.
He’s Smashmouth, Chumbawumba, and the Macarena all rolled into one guilt-ridden Cinnabon. He stuffs his face. A lot. With Hot Dogs. Like, in one bite.
He’s the antithesis of urban and sophisticated. He’s an easy target to so, so chic New Yorkers.
He may not tout foie gras and bone marrow in his new restaurant ‘American Kitchen & Bar,’ but he is a supporter of small business. He’s transformed unknown shanties serving eggs into Meccas de huevos in Anywho, USA.  He’s delivered business and interest from individuals to ‘Diners, Drive- Ins, and Dives’ who would normally never give the ol’ holes a second glance.  
His influence on small business may be unintentional, but it’s still there. You have to at least give him credit for that. 

What she said.  Lucy’s a smart woman, so I tend to agree with her, but this reblog isn’t about that.  If you haven’t read the scathing review of his NYC restaurant, it really comes across as a personal attack. 

I’m not sure I’m adding it to my list of must-try restaurants, but per Lucy’s point, he really is due credit for the impact he’s had on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives across the US.  I’ve caught a few episodes of that show and it definitely makes my mouth water.

grizzed:

In defense of Guy Fieri.

He’s Smashmouth, Chumbawumba, and the Macarena all rolled into one guilt-ridden Cinnabon. He stuffs his face. A lot. With Hot Dogs. Like, in one bite.

He’s the antithesis of urban and sophisticated. He’s an easy target to so, so chic New Yorkers.

He may not tout foie gras and bone marrow in his new restaurant ‘American Kitchen & Bar,’ but he is a supporter of small business. He’s transformed unknown shanties serving eggs into Meccas de huevos in Anywho, USA.  He’s delivered business and interest from individuals to ‘Diners, Drive- Ins, and Dives’ who would normally never give the ol’ holes a second glance.  

His influence on small business may be unintentional, but it’s still there. You have to at least give him credit for that. 

25 11 / 2012

Freddy & Jason

I’ve been a big fan of horror since I was a little girl. It’s one of the few things I have in common with my dad.  Yes, I give him full credit to introducing me to Jason and Freddy Krueger at a very young age.

Alas, the scene changed into films that were more concerned with grossing us out than scaring us.  There were a few rare gems such as Final Destination (the first one, don’t remember the ones after) and Jeepers Creepers.  Aside from a few others, there was a drought for quite a few years.

Recently, television series stepped in to fill the gap.  Last year, I fell in love with American Horror Story- granted, I couldn’t watch it when it was dark out.  I loved that I didn’t know who was a ghost and who was real.  The fact that a main character was dead for several episodes and I didn’t have a clue?!  Genius.  Killing off all of the main characters - unique (right @EFChandler?).  Let’s not forget my favorite line of the season when the gay ghost couple planned to kidnap the half ghost baby and suffocate him with a down pillow when he was 18 months old so he’d be adorable forever.  Creepy and macabre, but Zachary Quinto’s delivery of this message was hilarious!

Let’s not forget my other favorite -Walking Dead.  It’s even better for me since it’s cast in my home state of Georgia.  This show is just brilliant and continues to improve season after season.  For some reason, nighttime viewing isn’t problematic with this one. 

The real brilliance of this show is that it seems to be evolving from horror to a psychological thriller.  The Walkers are no longer public enemy #1.  Oh no.  It’s fellow man living for years in a constant state of fight or flight and having to make really difficult decisions.  Like having to shoot your own mother in the head after watching your baby sister being cut from her womb - no anesthetic, mind you - so that she won’t become a Walker when she inevitably dies.

I’ll continue watching both shows, but the former is on life support now.  The current season has. drifted so far from the original concept that it’s lost its allure for me.  Will keep hope alive…

Flatline

25 10 / 2012

Go On
So far, this is my favorite show to debut in Fall 2012.  The only reason I watched it was because it shares an hour with the highly advertised New Normal.  I didn’t think I’d enjoy it - after all, there’s the Friends curse to consider.  But it is genuinely funny.  The writers of this show are brilliant.  It airs Tuesday nights at 9:00.
If you’ve seen it, what do you think?

Go On

So far, this is my favorite show to debut in Fall 2012.  The only reason I watched it was because it shares an hour with the highly advertised New Normal.  I didn’t think I’d enjoy it - after all, there’s the Friends curse to consider.  But it is genuinely funny.  The writers of this show are brilliant.  It airs Tuesday nights at 9:00.

If you’ve seen it, what do you think?

21 10 / 2012

Ain’t gonna happen
—yes, I’m Southern :)

Ain’t gonna happen

—yes, I’m Southern :)

(Source: bindersfullofwomen)

21 10 / 2012

Ummm…I’m known to have a fascination with Eddie Murphy’s brilliant film, Coming to America, and women in binders, so this is a culmination of the two.

Ummm…I’m known to have a fascination with Eddie Murphy’s brilliant film, Coming to America, and women in binders, so this is a culmination of the two.

(Source: bindersfullofwomen)

21 10 / 2012

Welcome to the champagne life
Where trouble is a bubble in a champagne glass
Dreams and reality are one and the same
And we gone do it like this (Oh)

Got an addiction for life and this living
Like everyday’s my birthday, know what I’m getting
And reserved for top notch that’s where I’m sitting
Me and my friends and found 6 Miss Independents (Independents)

21 10 / 2012

What would a blog with “Uncorked” in its title be without a little bubbly?  Those who know me well know that bubbly is my house drink of choice. 

Interestingly enough, I’ve only tried a couple on this list:  Korbel and Freixenet and have to agree with the color commentary.  My favorite budget wine has been Jaume Cristalino; however, they’ve changed something in the process and now, what was delightful is undrinkable.  Now, I go for Korbel Brut Rose.  Yes, I like my bubbly pink.

Enjoy this list and let me know what you think!

(via Champagne: 10 Under 20 and One That Isn’t)

What would a blog with “Uncorked” in its title be without a little bubbly?  Those who know me well know that bubbly is my house drink of choice. 

Interestingly enough, I’ve only tried a couple on this list:  Korbel and Freixenet and have to agree with the color commentary.  My favorite budget wine has been Jaume Cristalino; however, they’ve changed something in the process and now, what was delightful is undrinkable.  Now, I go for Korbel Brut Rose.  Yes, I like my bubbly pink.

Enjoy this list and let me know what you think!

(via Champagne: 10 Under 20 and One That Isn’t)

20 10 / 2012

After much hoping and praying, my Draper Espresso Leather Bed has arrived at Cost Plus World Market.  I am moving from the condo I own to a rental - hopefully within a few days - and my master bedroom is too small for the cherry sleigh bed I have had since undergrad.

This bed will balance my feminine bedding perfectly.  It will warm the room in the wintertime and provide sleek elegance throughout the summer.  I can’t wait to make the new condo my home.  This bed is just the first step :).

After much hoping and praying, my Draper Espresso Leather Bed has arrived at Cost Plus World Market.  I am moving from the condo I own to a rental - hopefully within a few days - and my master bedroom is too small for the cherry sleigh bed I have had since undergrad.

This bed will balance my feminine bedding perfectly.  It will warm the room in the wintertime and provide sleek elegance throughout the summer.  I can’t wait to make the new condo my home.  This bed is just the first step :).

20 10 / 2012

Welcome to my blog on all things lifestyle-related.  This includes home, clothes, accessories, food, drink, and anything else that doesn’t fit into my business-oriented blog, Keisha:  Unfiltered. 
I look forward to sharing the things I enjoy with you and hope to discover more through your comments!

Welcome to my blog on all things lifestyle-related.  This includes home, clothes, accessories, food, drink, and anything else that doesn’t fit into my business-oriented blog, Keisha:  Unfiltered.

I look forward to sharing the things I enjoy with you and hope to discover more through your comments!