Think Before You Speak

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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What does, "I'm just telling it like it is" mean? I can't STAND when someone says that has an excuse to be overly rude.  There are ways to say things to someone that won't ignite an emotional response to you "telling it like it is."

I find there is an extreme difference in people who "tell it like it is" and people who "keep it real." Most people who say they are telling it like it is, don't keep it real.  They're manipulators of emotions and circumstances.  Does it sound like I'm venting? Perhaps...I'm just allergic to mess... especially if I'm the recipient of a late night teary eyed phone call from one of my ace's over someone "keeping it real."

The moral of my thought bubble is this...think before you speak.  Don't just go shooting off at the mouth based off a feeling.


My grandmother once told me, "baby, people will forget what you say, but they'll never forget how you make them feel." 

Interesting for a Homewrecker

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Just found out that Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) and Swizz Beatz (@therealswizzz) uploaded each other's 17 year-old pictures as their background.

Is it just me that finds it oddly funny that Beatz still doesn't have his twitter account verified?



Homewreckers Need Love Too…

Congrats Miss Universe 2010

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010

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The Miss Universe 2010 pageant was filled with excitement and suspense as women from all over the world competed for the coveted title but only one woman could walk away with the crown. Our new Miss Universe is Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete!
Many people believed Miss Philippines Venus Raj would take the crown followed by Colombia and Guatemala.  Are you happy with the results? 

Top 10 Funny Words According to Antoinette R. Banks

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010

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Hi all! 

Don't laugh at the title...I'm reemphasizing that it may not be funny to you, but it sure is to me. 

I’m a low key nerd when it comes to it. I love technology, I like museums, understanding how things work and so on…I’m full of USEFUL facts that find a way of blurting themselves out from time to time.  

Maybe I should go on Jeopardy? Hmmm.…


Anyway, I wanted to share with you the top 10 Funniest Words according to me.  Some because of their spelling and some because of their meaning.  Watch when you read it…you’ll see what I mean.

  1. Abibliophobia—the fear of running out of reading material
  2. Anencephalous—Lacking a brain.  (I’ve used this when talking to my boss. Makes me laugh EVERYTIME)
  3. Brouhaha—a loud uproar
  4. Bowyang—A strap that hold the pant legs together. (I can’t even begin to explain why this is funny to me).
  5. Cockalorum—A small conceited man (if I have to explain why…please don’t comment on this blog)
  6. Callipygian—Having an attractive boo-tay! (This is funny only because there’s an actually word for MY butt lol)
  7. Ecdysiast—An exotic dancer. (Say the word slowly—you’ll get it)
  8. Quean—A scandalous woman. (When your man calls you his Queen, make sure it’s QuEEN and not QuEAn)
  9. Ranivarious—Frog-eating (The word is funny to me)
  10. Vomitary—An exit or outlet. (This one makes me chuckle)

What are your favorite funny words? Let’s all have a nerd moment. 

I Thought I'd Never Say This

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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"Someday, you're going to wish to be a kid again," said my mother. My personal and quiet rebuttal at 14 was, "hellllllllll no, I can't do anything!" but alas she was right. I enjoy the freedom of adulthood, but what I miss more is me trusting my inner child's spontaneity. There have been too many times where a child's belief in fantasy and the never ending possibilities were needed and my mind simply said, "no, not possible."


Last night I was trying to get some writing done and my 3 year old kept screaming and laughing and because I was so engrossed in my web of words, I yelled, "keep it down." Instantly, I felt guilty and thought, "Antoinette, you're horrible. Go laugh with your daughter." I broke out the brushes and paints and we painted for hours-most of the paint on each other than the canvas. Not only did my daughter learn more about colors and mixing them, we had a great time doing it.

Who says being an adult is synonymous with being stern and uncompromising? Why do we limit ourselves and mask it by saying, "I'm just being realistic?"

I challenge you to imprint your adult self with one characteristic from your childhood everyday. Put a bow in your hair, eat a scoop of ice cream, run through your house, ask "why" a million times, whisper a secret in someone's ear, and laugh uncontrollably.

You will start to see your work getting done faster, your stress levels go done, and a better attitude. If, and I cringe while I'm typing this, IF I do get wrinkles, I'd rather them be from a smile than a frown.




First Artist to Stream Studio Sessions--SENS MUSIQ

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010

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I've written about him before, and I'm writing about him again. SENS MUSIQ- one of the best lyricist to step out of the norm has first surprised me with his integral lyrics and I am YET AGAIN surprised with his social media integration.


Sens Musiq is the first artist to EVER live stream his studio sessions. His first live stream took place last week on USTREAM via his creative director's channel and he will be LIVE from Edit-block again tonight in the ramp up to releasing his album at 6:00PM PST.

His Mixtape, "From My Heart to God's Ears V1" is scheduled to drop in just a few weeks along with his release party--which is kept on a hush hush for now. Most of the details are secret, but my readers will definitely be the first to hear once the location has been revealed.

Sens Musiq is represented by BlaukMarket and his publicist can be reached via blaukmarket@gmail.com. I'm excited to hear what he'll come up with next.


Happy Birthday Mr. President!!

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2010

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Our president is 49 today! President Barack Obama got a couple of birthday presents that didn't need unwrapping, and the White House says they were the highlight of his day.


Spokesman Robert Gibbs says the president got birthday wishes by telephone from first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha, who are visiting Spain.

And daughter Malia, who is away at camp, used her allotted phone time to call around lunchtime to wish her dad a happy birthday.

Obama's Secret Service detail got him a present too. But Gibbs would only describe it as "heartfelt."

After a full day at the White House, Obama arrived in his Chicago hometown to continue celebrating with friends.


Here's a birthday gift from me to you, Mr. President....Mrs. Marilyn Monroe.


Judge Deemed California's Same Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2010

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Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco, California overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage today, saying the voter-approved rule violates the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.


"Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license," Walker wrote in his decision. "Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples."

Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage says, "Big surprise! We expected nothing different from Judge Vaughn Walker, after the biased way he conducted this trial. With a stroke of his pen, Judge Walker has overruled the votes and values of 7 million Californians who voted for marriage as one man and one woman."


What is your opinion on the seesaw rulings of Prop 8?

My Master Cleanse

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2010

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This is Day 4 of my cleanse...and here's a video in response to your e-mails from my tweets!



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Six Teens Loose Their Life in Louisiana

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

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Too many people just really don't have the fundamentals of life down...one of them is swimming. African-American children drown at a rate almost three times higher than white children, according to Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation. Of course this is not just solely based on African-Americans, it's the family's themselves. Imagine being a mother or a father and which your children dying in a fight to swim. You can't do anything about it because YOU can't swim--which is the case in point to this family below in Shreveport, Louisiana.


The Oil Did NOT Evaporate

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

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According to WVUE correspondent John Snell, local officials dispatched a dive team to a barrier island off of southeastern Louisiana's Plaquemines parish to scan the sea floor for oil. The team, however, could barely see the sea floor, due to the current murky state of the area waters. But when the divers returned to shore, they made a rather remarkable discovery: tiny holes that burrowing Hermit crabs had dug into the ground effectively became oil-drilling holes. When the divers placed pressure on the ground near the holes, oil came oozing up.

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