I’m fighting sleep on the LIRR as I type this on my Blackberry. Today I logged on to Twitter (I know I said I was taking a hiatus, but focus mayne) to see two veteran writers had tweeted one of my recent posts. Meant very little to them to tweet it and mention admiration me [...]Continue Reading →
Social media is a great tool for promotion. One’s presence on social media can mean the difference between successfully selling a product versus not selling it at all. With platforms such as Twitter and Facebook fan pages, branding is accessible and attainable for every day people. Unlike a decade ago where artists’ teams worked on [...]Continue Reading →
I’d just left Harlem Tavern from a dope dinner with a fellow writer. Apparently NFL game night brings out the fine men. Harlem is definitely winning me over. It was late and I had accepted the fact that you all would not be getting a blog post today. I had to still had to do [...]Continue Reading →
Yesterday morning I had to stop for gas on the way to the train station because my car had below a quarter of a tank. Dougie Fresh was on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on 105.1 discussing who Heavy D was as a person. Apparently Heavy D was sort of Dougie’s protege, which resulted in [...]Continue Reading →
I love stores like TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory and Marshall’s for little knick knacks. Their “Home” section where you can rummage through to find table settings, picture frames, journals, beautiful home decor, sofa pillows and the like is awesome sauce. Here’s a few of the things I found while shopping last week.
I couldn’t [...]Continue Reading →
My great grandfather migrated to Bay City, Michigan from Brazil after leaving the Navy. Hence the last name Viera, originally spelled Vieira. It was in Michigan he met and married my great grandmother. Once he arrived to MI he found work at a local dry cleaners. Years later the owner of the cleaners sold the [...]Continue Reading →
Before bed I headed over to a gossip blog I frequent to see exactly how much Kim K. made off of her wedding this past Saturday. While most people go broke trying to wed the love of their life, Kim was getting paid by sponsors for her lavish wedding to NBA baller Kris Humphries. There’s [...]Continue Reading →
Like most breaking news, I initially found out on Twitter that New York would possibly legalize same-sex marriage on Friday night. On the weekend of Gray Pride celebration here in NYC, the bill was approved in a 33-29 vote. Thank you New York, for doing the right thing.
I was beyond ecstatic! I teased my [...]Continue Reading →
“Your child’s future was the first to go with budget cuts. If you think that hurts then, wait here comes the uppercut. The school was garbage in the first place, that’s on the up and up. – Lupe “Words I Never Said”
I cried uncontrollably in the empty theater during “Waiting for Superman.” It wasn’t [...]Continue Reading →
It is not uncommon for the mister and I to discuss a range of topics while eating dinner. We laugh, get passionate, and agree to disagree on everything from the latest news to celebrities to thought provoking articles we’ve read. Usually the conversation shifts to the state of our community because this is one of [...]Continue Reading →