Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sidebar Health Quotes of the Day

"Change comes by taking action that is DIFFERENT than action you have taken before."

"Discipline is the ability to carry out a resolution long after the mood has left you."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

SIDEBAR HUMOR: THE SWEETNESS OF MARRIED LIFE by unknown author



A couple had only been married for two weeks and the husband
although very much in love, couldn't wait to go out on the town and
party with his old buddies.

So, he said to his new wife, “Honey, I’ll be right back.”

“Where are you going, Coochy Coo?” asked the wife.

“I’m going to the bar, Pretty Face,” he answered. I’m going
to have a beer.”

The wife said, “You want a beer, my love?” She opened the door to
the refrigerator and showed him 25 different kinds of beer, brands from
12 different countries: Germany , Holland , Japan , India , etc

The husband didn’t know what to do, and the only thing that he could
think of saying was, “Yes, Lollipop.... but at the bar... You
know...they have frozen glasses... “

He didn’t get to finish the sentence, because the wife interrupted
him by saying, “You want a frozen glass, Puppy Face?” She took a
huge beer mug out of the freezer, so frozen that she was getting chills
just holding it.

The husband, looking a bit pale, said, “Yes, Tootsie Roll, but at the
bar they have those hors d’oeuvres that are really delicious... I
won’t be long. I’ll be right back. I promise. OK?”

“You want hors d’oeuvres, Poochie Pooh?” She opened the oven and
took out 5 dishes of different hors d’oeuvres: chicken wings, pigs in
blankets, mushroom caps, and little quiches.

“But my sweet honey... at the bar.... you know there’s swearing,
dirty words and all that...”

“You want dirty words, Cutie Pie? LISTEN UP CHICKEN SHIT! SIT YOUR
ASS DOWN, SHUT THE HELL UP, DRINK YOUR BEER IN YOUR FROZEN MUG AND EAT
YOUR HORS D”OEUVRES BECAUSE YOUR MARRIED ASS ISN”T GOING TO A DAMNED BAR!
THAT SHIT IS OVER, GOT IT, JACKASS?”

and...they lived happily ever after. Isn’t that a sweet story?

MARRIED LIFE - MAKES MY EYES TEAR UP.

SIDEBAR PHOTO OF THE DAY: CHIVALRY IS NOT DEAD!!



Photo Credit: Pete Souza, White House Photographer

I swiped the photo from Michelle Obama Watch. I know. I know you are thinking, "Swiper no swiping." LOL.

Seriously, I enjoy watching the President and First Lady flirt with each other. It refreshing to see a married couple that genuinely love and like each other.

For showing the world that Clair and Cliff Huxtable do really exist, I dedicate the following videos to the first couple and all the other married couples in the house.

MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL "Ain't no Mountain High Enough"


Temptations - Treat Her Like A Lady

Sunday, January 25, 2009

SIDEBAR FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Faith and Reason, a Christian YouTube blogger, posted two videos discussing the Obama house meetings and cult-like "I Pledge" video. Let Character Corner know your opinion of the content of these videos and the pledge.


Part 1


Part 2


Conservative Black Woman posted a video by YouTube blogger Nationalpm, who addressed the dangers of spiritual starved people replacing God with government as recorded in the Book of Jeremiah. His statement about how the lawlessness of the 1920s and 1930s lead to the Great Depression was pivotal for me. Most social or financial analysts do not address the spiritual condition of Americans leading up to the Great Depression. Americans are making the same mistake in 2009.


America Has Forsaken God - and Is Embracing A Man, in His Place

Thursday, January 22, 2009

WHAT A DIFFERENCE 48 YEARS MAKES!!!

Ruby Bridges being escorted by US marshals on November 14, 1960, which is the date that a federal judge decreed that "black children in New Orleans would go to school with white children."


Fast forward to 2009, Sasha Obama is escorted to school by the Secret Service.


I cannot remember where I saw these two pictures posted together, but the irony of the photos is profound.

I am awe struck by the bravery of Ruby Bridges and her parents. As overprotected as I am of my children, I can't say with certainty that I would have allowed them to risk their lives to desegregate a school system. Thank God for those who did not allow fear to prevent them from fighting for our dignity as a people. I appreciate all the men, women and children who sacrificed their lives so that we (Blacks, Negroes, Afro American, African American - take your pick) can have life, liberty and pursue happiness according to the Constitution of the United States.

Monday, January 19, 2009

SIDEBAR QUESTION OF THE DAY

WILL YOU BE ONE OF THE MANY NEGROES ABSENT FROM WORK TOMORROW??? LOL

CHARACTER CORNER REMEMBERS REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING!

Galatians 5:1: Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.




"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Friday, January 16, 2009

MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON RIVER



A plane crashes into the Hudson River and all 155 passengers and crew members survive. Now if this is not a miracle, then I do not know what one is.

Suvivor Andrew Jamison said it best, "God was certainly looking out for all of us." (Source)

Monday, January 12, 2009

A PICTURE TAKEN FROM MY OFFICE WINDOW


**Photo by Attorneymom
©2009

Today, I took this picture of the sun setting from my office window. What does the shape of clouds look like to you?? What else do you see in the picture??

CAN YOU DO THIS??

You have to see this to believe it. This tot tumbler is amazing.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

KAIYA INSPIRES OTHERS


Kaiya Castillo, the teen who is need of a double lung transplant, was recently featured on local news in the West Palm Beach area. Click here to see the video and article of her story.

If you can, please help Kaiya's mom raise money for her surgery. Please refer to the links in the left column of this blog for information about Kaiya and how to make donations to her.

Friday, January 09, 2009

I FOUND A GREAT NEW BLOG!!!



While searching for updates on Robert Gray and Keisha Williams' wedding plans, I stumbled across a blog entitled, "Black And Married With Kids." This site was created by a thirty-something year old professional couple with 4 kids in the DC Area.

You know I will be visiting this blog every day.

I AM DONE!!! HUSTLE WOMAN IS AT IT AGAIN!!!

Juanita Bynum is holding FAST FROM THE PAST class. WT___???

I wonder what the fee will be for this class.

She is definitely a true Hustle Woman.

Sidebar: I know that Wisdom, Conservative Black Woman, Regina and Blkseagoat would be interested in attending this class. LOL.




Tuesday, January 06, 2009

SIDEBAR COMMENT OF THE DAY BY SISTA PAMELA


Pamela writes, "I'm convinced that a lot of emotional problems that people have start with their partaking of the media."


Pam, you done said a mouthful right there.

Over the last year, I had become more depressed, insecure and anxious than I have ever been in my life. It seemed as if I had turned on the faucet of negativity in my head and could not shut it off.

So I started taking inventory of my life to ascertain how did I become such a negative person. What happened to the naturally upbeat attitude that God had blessed me with?? Where was my faith?? When did I open door of mind to negativity and allowed it to take residence (control) in my life??

It dawned on me. I did not start feeling like this until I started blogging and watching the news more than any other time in my life.

I have never met so many educated and articulate people of color who have such a dismal picture of the future of the black community. I heard more complaining about who we are as people of color than celebrating how far we've come as a people despite the odds against us. They belittled our accomplishments as a race of people by choosing to highlight what is wrong with our race.

It is bad enough that the media tries to castrate us as a people. But it is even more egregious that many of our black and brown bloggers have, I believe, unknowingly committed to assaulting our souls with negative post about people of color.

I could go on, but I don't want to take my mind to that dark place.

In a nutshell, I have learned that I must protect or guard my mind and heart at all cost. I cannot allow anything to rob my mind of peace.

JUANITA BYNUM'S 21 DAY FAST FROM YOUR PAST



The “redefined in 2009” Juanita Bynum is now sharing what she learned during her 21 day fast from her past with her subscribers through a daily email blog. She writes:

“As you mature in life you soon learn that it's not about the hand you have been dealt.....as much as it is about you knowing how to play the game. No real card player shakes at the first sight of the game.....because he or she [recognizes] that I still have an opportunity to win with the hand i have if I stay calm......don't panic....and learn the method of RESPONDING........instead of REACTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To every turn of life....we will be constantly faced with opportunities to do one or the other.......but those that will gain wisdom and knowledge....will be those that will have the tools to change their lives!!!!!!!!

This is why I have chosen to share my experience with you of fasting the past..........”
Click here if interested in reading more about the fast.

Monday, January 05, 2009

DO WE KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THE OBAMAS??



I have a question. Why is it necessary that we know every move the Obamas make??

Watching Sasha's peer through a CLEAR GLASS SUV window, as she rode to her first day of class at her new school, brought tears to my eyes. Where was the glass tint? Doesn't she have a right to privacy??

A close friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) suggested that I add Michelle Obama to the "Sit Your Azz Down and Keep Your Children Out of the Spotlight" list at least for one day. Although I am tempted to add her and the President-Elect to the list, I just can't

Yes, your daughters are beautiful, but we should not see them as much as we do. Neither Sasha nor Malia were elected President or Vice President of the United States. Therefore, it is not imperative to brief the general public on their whereabouts at all times.

UPDATE: Now the Secret Service are releasing the code names for Sasha and Malia. WT__??

Saturday, January 03, 2009

FOOD FOR THOUGHT


"Habits...the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction...You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way - by finding that it is a means of satisfaction." Juliene Berk

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone." Orison Swett Marden

"Man becomes a slave to his constantly repeated acts. What he at first chooses, at last compels." Orison Swett Marden

**Quotes taken from Laughter Minute blog.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

IT'S 2009!!!1 Unfortunately, I fell asleep before the ball dropped in Time Square. I did not awake until 47 minutes after the New Year rolled in. Sigh. I had to catch the ball drop on youtube.

I hope that 2009 will be filled with love, wisdom, health and wealth for all of us that are a part of the Character Corner family.


NYC Time Square Ball Drop 2009 New Year !

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