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Maxwell New vs. Old

Maxwell Old School

Maxwell Old Schoolvs.Maxwell New School

Maxwell makes incredible music and is an incredibly sexy man. So when he finally announced his comeback, I don’t think anyone doubted his success. He has been very missed. But I truly can’t figure out which Maxwell I prefer. Looks-wise I am partial to the old school, neo-soul brotha who just rolled out of bed looking that fantastic.
I got his latest album last week on the way to visit my sister in upstate NY. It was a short flight, but I listened to it 3 times in a row. I love it. Now that I am a mature woman of 25, I believe I truly understand what he is talking about now. But, nothing will ever take away the pure feeling of listening to his songs slowly creep into the “love” scene in Love and Basketball. Being the ripe age of 17 when that movie came out, it was all still a fantasy to me. Love was this fabulous thing that Maxwell’s music was¬†simply put, a¬†necessary piece of the puzzle. The memories I have with Maxwell as the soundtrack are extensive.
Its a tie! I couldn’t possibly choose. I am just happy he is back.
Plus, he has totally taken advantage of the giant that is Twitter. He is doing an amazing job of marketing himself to a new generation and reconnecting with the old. @_MAXWELL_ Glad you are back.
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Favorite Things

Beautiful Summer Sunset

Beautiful Summer Sunset

The summer, my favorite thing is a beautiful summer sunset. There is nothing more peaceful. Watching that sunset while sitting on the beach is just the cherry on top.

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Cake Girls Chicago

Cake Girls Chicago

I have been watching this show on WE network, Amazing Wedding Cakes. These amazing sisters from Chicago own a cake shop called Cake Girls. Being that they make beautiful cakes and from Chicago (my fav city) I am totally in love with them. I don’t have this obsession with getting married like some girls, but I love cake and pretty things.

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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Since coming back from Paris last year, I have been completely obsessed with Josephine Baker. I really see her as a strong woman who really owned her sexuality. She was also a great performer. Plus she was a part of the group of Black Americans who no longer wanted to put up with the racism and double standards of the U.S. in the 20s and 30s and moved to Paris. It is rumored that Paris was a color-blind city. As I have looked into this, there are a lot of mixed messages on if this is true, but nonetheless, I loved it. Every day I think about when I can go back.

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My Favorite Person

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Lenny Kravitz is definitely my favorite person in the world. I love everything about him. Anyone that knows me, knows my love for Lenny is a LARGE part of my world. Lenny played photographer for Russian Vogue. He photographed some of his closest friends and family, including his daughter Zoe, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Lionel Richie.

Enjoy!

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Nike Plus Much Much More

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I recently purchased a new pair of running shoes. For the record, I am NOT a runner. But I am carrying several lbs that needs to find a new home. So, I decided to become a runner. Every new pair of Nike’s are compatible with Nike+ for your iPod. This technology came out years ago, but I complete ignored it. So, I checked out the website and since I am a sucker for charts and graphs I decided to purchase the $29 Nike+ sensor.

For the last week and a half, I have been busting my non-running ass in the gym. I can do the elliptical all day long, but the sensor doesn’t work on those machines, so I have to use the treadmill or run outside. The website is fabulous. There are Challenges you can join with other people all around the world. I joined my first challenge, which was titled for BEGINNERS. So, why does some jerk guy decide to join this group and run 13 miles in the FIRST DAY. Does this guy feel so badly about himself, that he has to pretend to be a beginner so he can win when he clearly isn’t. Well, anyways, I played fair and got 3rd place. Truly, the first two guys ran their distances in 2 runs or less, losers or just fast learners.

I am really proud of myself though, I stuck to it. Now it is time to join another Challenge.

Keeping up the momentum.

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Love Jones

Love Jones

Love Jones has always been one of my favorite movies. Well, it is my favorite Black romantic movie. My all-time favorite movie is Dirty Dancing and my favorite movie I first saw as a child is Grease. I am a bit of a complicated girl, nice variety, huh?

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