Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Peridot and Ruby on TV

Hey Folks. Thanks for all the comments on my last post. I appreciate the words. Now, this post is dedicated to my darling friend, Lola, the Peridot in Peridot and Ruby. P&R is doing it big and I wanted to let y'all know. Before the big reveal, I just have to say that it is amazing how connections can transform into relationships that propel others forward. In addition to that, I love seeing people genuinely want success for others and helping them along the way. This results in nothing but blessings for all involved. So Icy, Low, and Koki........many more blessings are coming your way.

There is a new TV show filmed in NYC about the life, struggles, loves and such of a group of African women. P&R will make its TV debut on the show. For more about the show, visit Ya Ma'Afrika.

To catch a glimpse of one of the P&R originals that will be featured on the show, check out this show trailer and play spot the P&R. HINT: Be patient. LOL.

So, big ups to Koki, who is the Clothes and Accessories designer for the show. And a big fat CONGRATULATIONS to P&R and my girl Low. NYC is just the beginning. P&R will conquer the world!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Dear B,

For some reason, you have been on my mind and on my heart this week especially. It is not your birthday, nor is it because anything significant has happened this week. I have been listening to John Legend's first album, maybe that's why. The last time I saw you, we listened to the whole album because you were convinced that every song was John Legend's way of subliminally telling people to get high. And as we listened, even though I strongly disagreed, I could see your point. And we laughed SO hard. That is my last memory of seeing you - laughing with you. I can still hear that laugh that I love.

Then we didn't talk for so long because I thought you took my friendhsip for granted. And just as we started to talk again, you disappeared. You always disappeared, but never for so long. You always found a way to call me, or to reach out. This time, you didn't. You had promised that you wouldn't do it again, but I thought to myself, "here we go again". Except, one month turned into two, two into three, three into four and then I became really worried. You had never disappeared for this long. Instinctively, I knew something was wrong.

I called your brother, but he wouldn't tell me much. I tried to find out what had happened in other ways, and didn't have too much luck. In my heart I knew what had happened but didn't want to think about it. Then yesterday, I found the report on the internet and everything was confirmed. So just over a year has passed since we last spoke, and I am now letting myself think and feel. I am upset with you because you didn't trust my friendship enough to tell me. But I am upset with myself too. I never asked you any questions because I was scared about what I would hear if you answered me. But I should have asked, even if you wouldn't have told me. I should have at least asked. I was not a good friend to you in that way and I am sorry. I don't know where you are exactly, and I don't know what is happening to you, and I don't know how to reach you. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I wonder if you still laugh in the way that you do. Or if your smile ever reaches your eyes anymore. I wonder if you're getting the best help possible. I wonder if you are safe. I wonder if you will lose the last shreds of yourself in there. I couldn't stand it if that happens. I wonder so many things that I am afraid to say out loud.

If I could have 5 minutes with you, first I would give you a nice slap and ask you what you were thinking. Then I would ask you to forgive me. I would tell you that I am your friend. No matter what, I am still the friend that grew up with you, that had lessons with you, that you shared your rare moments of emotion with. I miss you. I am always here for you. I believe in you. You have a purpose and you will fulfill it. I have no doubt. I am here for you as I have always been. Stay hopeful. Laugh often even when there is nothing to laugh about. Keep your head up. I love you. All of this and more would come tumbling out for you to hold in your heart and always remember. I am your friend in the best sense of the word. ALWAYS.


Friday, March 16, 2007


Don't ever let go of my hand.

Saturday, March 10, 2007


Hey Y'all. Thanks for all your comments on the last few posts. There's a lot going on which is why I'm not posting as much but I'll try to keep you all up to date with what's going on with me. I will definitely try to keep up with all of your posts as well. Uzo's blog is on fire right now with the NaijaBlogger Bachelor. I'm voting everyday and I hope you are too. We gotta make sure the Bachelor picks the right one! I'm currently digging Bachelorette 1's responses and trying to figure out who she is...LOL.

I've been itching to post something and wanted to write about my weekend at Darden B-School at the MLT Kick-Off seminar but decided to do that later. Instead, I'm posting the lyrics to a Shania Twain song (yes, I said is cool!)called You've Got A Way. It's from her Come On Over album. The woman can write and has some amazing songs she cowrote with her hubby Mutt Lange (only country folk could have a name like Mutt) including From this Moment, You're Still the One, and Forever and For Always.

The song came to me driving home from work last night. You know how sometimes you want or even need to say something but you can't find the words....I was so there last night. I haven't heard it in YEARS....but it just came to me because it says exactly what I wanted to say in many ways. Anyway, before I say way too much..... this is just a brief musical/lyrical interlude. We shall return to our regularly scheduled programming soon. Enjoy!

"You've Got A Way"

You've got a way with me
Somehow you got me to believe
In everything that I could be
I've gotta say-you really got a way
You've got a way it seems
You gave me faith to find my dreams
You'll never know just what that means
Can't you see... you got a way with me

It's in the way you want me
It's in the way you hold me
The way you show me just what love's made of
It's in the way we make love

You've got a way with words
You get me smiling even when it hurts
There's no way to measure what your love is worth
I can't believe the way you get through to me

It's in the way you want me
It's in the way you hold me
The way you show me just what love's made of
It's in the way we make love

Oh, how I adore you
Like no one before you
I love you just the way you are

It's in the way you want me
It's in the way you hold me
The way you show me just what love's made of
It's in the way we make love

It's just the way you are

P.S: I would love to know how to play music on my blog so Uzo, Diamond,! LOL.

P.P.S: Decided to post the video instead. Enjoy!