"What ever don't kill us,
makes us harder, better, faster, stronger."
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
"He drowns in his dreams
An exquisite extreme, I know
He's as damned as he seems
And more heaven than a heart could hold
If I tried to save him
My whole world could cave in
It just ain't right, it just ain't right"
This song is orginally sung by Kelly Clarkson. The concept of the song is about having a strong connection to someone who is so amazing, so incredible, so beautiful... yet they allow themselves to become caught up in negativity, hurt & pain, leading to a disaster. So the singer questions if they should save them or take on the risk of falling with them?
Omar has felt this way about one of his friends, and we both are praying for him.
Earlier today we were having a conversation about our friendship. It amazes me how maintaining friendships takes just as much energy as a romantic relationship. Yet a true friendship just come natural. I met Omar at another friends house. It was a sleepover. He was laying on the bed, with his legs up against the wall. Great way to meet somebody, legs up, lol. At the end of the night, we wasn't allowed to sleep in my friends bed, because he's an azz, so me and Omar had to sleep on the cold azz floor. So we snuggled to keep each other warm, lol. Then started our friendship! He's My Omar! I'm honored to be his bestfriend. He understands me. He is silly with me. He is intelligent with me. He is like family, and I love him. I always want the best for him, and will always be there to make sure that others see him as the gift he is. His singing always is amazing, and he is so creative. What else can you ask for in a friend!
I had to write something meaningful because he is going to kill me when he sees this video up, lol.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) said Tuesday it will test sales in some stores of biblical action figures whose makers say they are aimed at Christian parents who prefer their children play with Samson, David or Noah rather than with a comic book character or Bratz doll.
Wal-Mart spokeswoman Melissa O'Brien said the toys made by One2believe, a Valencia, Calif., company, will be offered in 425 of Wal-Mart's 3,376 discount stores and Supercenters. One2believe Chief Executive David Socha said his products were part of a " battle for the toy box" with dolls and figures that he said carry negative messages. "If you're very religious, it's a battle for your children's minds and what they're playing with and pretending. There are remakes out there of Satan and evil things," Socha said.
As a dedicated Action-Figure Collector, and lover of toys as a child, I had to weigh in my opinon on this situation. Now, I am far from a traditional Christian, but I don't have a problem with biblical action-figures for kids. What I do have a problem with is stating that all other action-figures have "negative messages."
Let's take the two toy-lines that I collect for example:
Masters of the Universe: A prince, who becomes a man by speaking a positive affirmation, "I have the Power!" He uses his power to save his family, his people, and the entire universe from evil. Even though he has a huge sword and has super strength, he rarely uses it for violence, and strongly suggests to use your brain and wit to defeat any obstacle. He promotes friendship, staying in school, and listening to your parents. Is this not the christian way?
X-Men: A group of mutants, who are born different strive to protect those that fear and hate them. The are all taught within a school to use there powers not just for violence, but to learn self-control, self defense, and to find way to best enhance humanity. They stand for equality, family, and peace within all the races. Is that not what GOD would want?
Ok, I can understand the arguement of some action-figures having some negative messages. Sure Skeletor's face is banned in many countries, and Magneto lends much to genocide but stories about the Devil & Demented Pharoahs sure isn't a positive message in itself! Where do you think these archtypes of the characters came from? The point is, the hero is suppose to be the one to overcome evil... yet Samson Action Figure sure isn't convincing me!
Take a look at Samson, the Spirit Warior description:
He was used by God to destroy his enemies and do some other pretty amazing things! (Destroying sure is Amazing!) He caught over three hundred foxes by himself... (Poor Defenseless Foxes!) He killed a lion with his bare-hands... (Beyonce can't even wear fur for fashoin, and he kills them with his hands?) He killed 30 men in one night without any weapons... (30 MEN!) and he even used the jawbone of a donkey to single-handedly defeat one thousand men! (You Murderer!)
So this is the Action-Figure that is suppose to save the toy-aisles and children's minds from evil... PLEASE! I don't know Walmart, do you really want this toy to be your savior?
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Who knew I could be so Naked with You
Always feeling like Clark Kent
You made me feel like Superman
I never knew I could excude
confidence like I do
but when I'm with you
I let it all go
from the window to the floor
from wall to wall
from the depths of my soul
I am adorned
for all the world to see
No Shame in my Game
Assurance is my only Possiblity
Your my Sidekick 3
when the other 2 dudes left me
We are like Mobile to Mobile
on a whole other level
When I am Nude in front of you
You Get Me
My Inspiration, You get it!
My Intelligence, You get it!
My Insecurities, You get it!
It amazes me how you get me, and get me off
all in a moment with you
all while laying next to you....
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I'll post the photos from the beach later on tonight...