I'm a big people watcher. I sit back and observe. You can often catch me laughing to myself at probably only I think is funny. I have watched a man go from knowing it all, excited about possibilities, depressed because he didn't have patience, and then he became complacent when the outcome was what he considered favorable. In the beginning, he was comfortable with his position and some what anxious about the opportunities that awaited him. You couldn't tell him nothing. That quickly turned into depression when he realized that by his own actions, he had single handledly sabotaged his own future. He blocked his own way because he was proud. Everything about him was depressed - his face, his conversation, his voice, his walk, his character was broke down. The he got the word, an offer had been made. By now he had already made a decision and would have brought rounds for all the office had the offer came with a promotion or bonus. But.... So after he pretended to not know whether he would accept or not, he announced his decision. This is a reality show for your ass, this is real life.
The moral of the story is, your life is a true reflection of your emotions. How you feel is the life you will live. When I become boastful or proud I remember the man who fell down. I have come to understand that when you are grateful for what I have, the more I will receive. I am grateful for my job so I am thankful and not prideful. I am grateful for my being, I have made it through some situations that are only seen in the movies. When I feel myself becoming complacent in my job responsibilities, I imagine myself being constantly reviewed and under observation. So I have sit up straight, watch my tone, utilize my soft skills, and I smile. When I see opportunities that are in my favor, I say thank you for the magnificent outcome and I see things as I want them to be. That's my reality.
Patience is a gift that I say thank you for at least 100 times a day. Funny acting people have lives worth watching. But instead of watching television, I'd rather watch people. 100% unscripted, with no cameras. There aren't any queue cards or make up artist or stylist. Just me observing natural behaviors in normal environments.
I know that I am not the only person who has to fight the resistance to watch Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. The first episode was grimy, and I thought I was tripping out with the tranny who couldn't speak English; two over 30 female rappers ( I think, I still don't know what's Karlie Redd's agenda); a 15 year victim of every type of abuse, and Southern Belle who just wants to be heard. How is this show not a good idea? I would have preferred for Ms. Mona to just have the cast and introduce them as they are. But nooo, she calls us stupid to our face. We saw this tranny take a pregnancy test and go in for an abortion on television. Are you serious? I would have just accepted the story line that Joseline's transgender, Stevie J is on the DL, and Mimi just doesn't want to give up the little status she has so they all co exist. That would have been more interesting. And I know I'm not the only person who sees the pimp and abusive nature of Stevie J. What is up with him touching people's noses? You looks like he like boys.
Rasheeda would have been better off as a non profit organizer, giving back to young ladies who need mentoring and moral support. She is too old to be talking about put it on him make him wanna marry me. No ma'am. You ARE married and have been for 11 years. Bye. Devote your time to young ladies who will look up to you and respect you for having once been on television and now dedicating time to them. I don't want to see you flipping out on your husband. TBT you come off as petty. You can't have your cake and eat it too. You want to be in the music industry but complain about your WIFE and MOTHER duties. Choose! It's obvious you can't balance the two. Ghost write for Lil Kim, trust me, it'll sound better coming from her. You are gorgeous so don't mistake my honesty for hating. I was just thinking that somebody should have told you this.
Karlie Redd... Where do I begin? First of all, you do look like somebody's mama. I'm with K. Michelle with you too old to be on nation wide television giving your goods up to Benzino, of all people. Even if you are feeling dude, you look hungry and thirsty. But as the Secret reveals, likes attract likes. He looks just as thirsty and hungry. But he real and that I can respect. You don't have a hit record. You sent me a link to your one suck and I'm sorry, but it sucked. I tried listening to it, I just couldn't take it.
Erica wins my vote for the smartest of the cast. That's right girlfriend, keep your job, deposit those checks and keep it moving. The hell with Scrappy, his manly mother, and Shae whatever her last name is. All I know is, from what I've seen, your the only one winning. I would take lil daddy off child support and just say fuck it. He'll pay later, trust. Just do what you have to do for yours and you'll be aright. You focued and showed. As much as I would like to see you dog walk Joseline, I understand. Shae and mama-papa Dee all talk with no action. Who wants a dude where they have to date his man-mom, too?
That think that about touches on everybody. I will be reluctantly watching next week, just so I can continue to have gratitude for what my life is and isn't, I ain't rich or "getting that [type of] money" so somebody gon' call me a hater. The reality is reality television is nothing of the sort. You thought Lil Scrappy was so fine and hood until you see his moma dating his chicks more than he his. You thought it was cool that you babydaddy always in the studio until you saw how Stevie J and his artist were doing more than working late nights. We sit and laugh at 40 year male rappers everyday but here are two woman who won't give up. I'm just saying America. Really?