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Old 03-10-2012, 08:02 AM   #7441
 
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I don't understand everything she said, but I love her accent. I wish I could talk like this.
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My curiosity got the best of me - All of Keeny's talk of SpongeBob twins and Jay Leno piqued my interest, so I youtubed a random episode of Bad Girls Club Las Vegas because I'd never seen it.

First off, those are 14 minutes of my life I want back.

Second, what's the purpose of the show? Are those, uh, females (can't call 'em ladies) living, eating, partying, mayhem creating, etc., free of charge for just the heck of it? To out bad each other??? Or are they living in a mansion with the purpose of eventually being reformed? I don't get it, nor will I, b/c I won't bother ever watching to find out.

Third - what a bunch of disgustingly nasty, triflin', stanknasty heffas. Cova up yo cooch son!
the show was originally about them trying to better themselves while there, in theory. the show never really set anything up for them to actually attempt to change (except in the first few seasons, they would get a "job" like on the real world, and they had a therapist come in at the end of the first two seasons to play back the footage of their time on the show and make them feel guilty about acting a fool. oh, and that lady from the view who lost hella weight and ended up having a big ass head hosted the reunion show and cussed and shamed them for the first 3 seasons). after awhile, they just dropped all the pretense, and now the show is just about some ratchet chicks being trifling in a mansion. they officially blew their cover when they made perez hilton the host of the reunion show.

i think the show will be coming to its natural end in a few seasons, b/c at this point it's just a bunch basic chicks coming in and trying to outdo the last season. this season seems to be filled with ppl who were too lame to make the previous seasons. they get upset and want to fight over any little thing, but no one ever really fights (unless theyre jumping someone of course). the only reason i'm still watching is bc i wanna see the twins get their comeupins for jumping elease and being generally crazy.
*snickering* Starr Jones?
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*I know I probably sound really mean in this post but I just really care about my mom. Just venting*
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You're brave I can't even begin to tell my mA to start eating better maybe because I'm still a fatty. However I noticed she had more healthier things in her fridge last time I was over there. Maybe me working reaaal hard at exercising and watching what I eat hit a nerve. Or maybe she wants to look good for her BF lol. Or both.


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You sound like a caring daughter.
I agree. And I can understand you being frustrated. My mother was diagnosed with diabetes around 12 years ago. She didn't manage the disease well so now instead of just taking pills, she's now on insulin. Which cost nearly $1000 a month. And as she's been retired for the past year, she doesn't have insurance. The cost of the insulin plus all her other expenses made it impossible for her to stay in her house. She's living with my aunt right now. I get extremely angry with her because if she had controlled her diet and exercised, she wouldn't have needed such an expensive medication. My BFF was diagnosed with diabetes 18 months ago. Unlike my mother, she watches what she eats and she walks for about 45 minutes every other day. She's lost 50 pounds. If she keeps it up, she can be off her medication soon. If my BFF can get her act together, why can't my mother?
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You're brave I can't even begin to tell my mA to start eating better maybe because I'm still a fatty. However I noticed she had more healthier things in her fridge last time I was over there. Maybe me working reaaal hard at exercising and watching what I eat hit a nerve. Or maybe she wants to look good for her BF lol. Or both.


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When I was home a couple weeks ago I went grocery shopping with her and got a bunch of healthier food. I even cleaned out the fridge, freezer and pantry! So I don't get why she hasn't been eating that food. I bet when I go home next week all those veggies and fruits are still gonna be in there, 4 weeks old, wilted and moldy.

As much as I want to be her motivation, I know it will ultimately depend on her own will. With all that she's suffering with I would hope that she would want to do this for herself.

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You sound like a caring daughter.
I agree. And I can understand you being frustrated. My mother was diagnosed with diabetes around 12 years ago. She didn't manage the disease well so now instead of just taking pills, she's now on insulin. Which cost nearly $1000 a month. And as she's been retired for the past year, she doesn't have insurance. The cost of the insulin plus all her other expenses made it impossible for her to stay in her house. She's living with my aunt right now. I get extremely angry with her because if she had controlled her diet and exercised, she wouldn't have needed such an expensive medication. My BFF was diagnosed with diabetes 18 months ago. Unlike my mother, she watches what she eats and she walks for about 45 minutes every other day. She's lost 50 pounds. If she keeps it up, she can be off her medication soon. If my BFF can get her act together, why can't my mother?
First of all, congrats to your friend!

Also, thanks for understanding. My mom is on medication too but what worries me most about her being on medication is the side effects it has on her body. She was on cholesterol medication that gave her kidney stones and she could barely walk. It took the doctors months to figure out what was wrong with her. She is also supposed to be taking calcium and vitamin D daily to manage her osteoporosis, but she doesn't even take it! Vitamins vs medicine? I would think that taking vitamins would be less expensive and less invasive.

Even though I'm really frustrated and worried about her, I can't give up on her. Even though she may give up on herself and not even give herself the chance, I don't want to make it easy for her to let herself down.
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When I was home a couple weeks ago I went grocery shopping with her and got a bunch of healthier food. I even cleaned out the fridge, freezer and pantry! So I don't get why she hasn't been eating that food. I bet when I go home next week all those veggies and fruits are still gonna be in there, 4 weeks old, wilted and moldy.

As much as I want to be her motivation, I know it will ultimately depend on her own will. With all that she's suffering with I would hope that she would want to do this for herself.

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You sound like a caring daughter.
I agree. And I can understand you being frustrated. My mother was diagnosed with diabetes around 12 years ago. She didn't manage the disease well so now instead of just taking pills, she's now on insulin. Which cost nearly $1000 a month. And as she's been retired for the past year, she doesn't have insurance. The cost of the insulin plus all her other expenses made it impossible for her to stay in her house. She's living with my aunt right now. I get extremely angry with her because if she had controlled her diet and exercised, she wouldn't have needed such an expensive medication. My BFF was diagnosed with diabetes 18 months ago. Unlike my mother, she watches what she eats and she walks for about 45 minutes every other day. She's lost 50 pounds. If she keeps it up, she can be off her medication soon. If my BFF can get her act together, why can't my mother?
First of all, congrats to your friend!

Also, thanks for understanding. My mom is on medication too but what worries me most about her being on medication is the side effects it has on her body. She was on cholesterol medication that gave her kidney stones and she could barely walk. It took the doctors months to figure out what was wrong with her. She is also supposed to be taking calcium and vitamin D daily to manage her osteoporosis, but she doesn't even take it! Vitamins vs medicine? I would think that taking vitamins would be less expensive and less invasive.

Even though I'm really frustrated and worried about her, I can't give up on her. Even though she may give up on herself and not even give herself the chance, I don't want to make it easy for her to let herself down.
I know the saying-you can only lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink from the well. But it's tough to do when it's your parent. If it was the reverse, they'd try to help us so it's maddening when they won't accept help from us children. They probably think we're infantalizing them, but it's just a small payback for all they've done and sacrificed for. My situation is especially maddening because my mother and BFF have the same condition, but they've responded so differently to it.
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Is Argan oil really all that? Ive been using some on my face for months and umm err I havent noticed a thing

Ive used it in conditioners , oils and stylers... still nothing to call home about

Why is it being touted as the end all?
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One interesting thing is Glenn Beck has gotten involved:
Jada Williams returns to GBTV, discusses freedom of speech – Glenn Beck

He had Jada Williams and her mother on his show. He made his point that this turns into a race issue because Jada uses "white teachers" instead of "teachers". Not sure what that really has to do with how the school treated the girl and her family..?
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I am not going to contact the school. I am going to write a letter to the superintendent. Politics moves swifter than justice, unfortunately... There is also a petition...

Update: Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas...his dissertation topic is quite interesting...and ironic...
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Jada Williams returns to GBTV, discusses freedom of speech – Glenn Beck

He had Jada Williams and her mother on his show. He made his point that this turns into a race issue because Jada uses "white teachers" instead of "teachers". Not sure what that really has to do with how the school treated the girl and her family..?
This is gonna move mountains.

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When I was home a couple weeks ago I went grocery shopping with her and got a bunch of healthier food. I even cleaned out the fridge, freezer and pantry! So I don't get why she hasn't been eating that food. I bet when I go home next week all those veggies and fruits are still gonna be in there, 4 weeks old, wilted and moldy.

As much as I want to be her motivation, I know it will ultimately depend on her own will. With all that she's suffering with I would hope that she would want to do this for herself.
I agree with the others. You sound caring and it sounds like you're already doing a lot (and you can't force her), but is there any possibility of helping her make a few meals (dunno if it's not logistically possible)? Sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to start using a load of new ingredients at one time.
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One interesting thing is Glenn Beck has gotten involved:
Jada Williams returns to GBTV, discusses freedom of speech – Glenn Beck

He had Jada Williams and her mother on his show. He made his point that this turns into a race issue because Jada uses "white teachers" instead of "teachers". Not sure what that really has to do with how the school treated the girl and her family..?
This is gonna move mountains.

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I reserve judgment about that..because I can't say that paragraph when I read it gave me any hope..at all. Frankly, I thought.. "This is just another black child that will be treated like this and it will be water under the bridge."

I think this stuff happens to black children regularly (like Jada described in her essay as well as the intimidation her mother spoke on) but no one stands for them. And I sort of feel like Glenn took this as a grandstanding opportunity. Because I notice he conveyed this was about the liberals not doing their jobs in education..and how this was about that..sort of twisting what the girl said. Notice he said IF they face any legal troubles going forward.. like what would be the legal trouble ? The school isn't going to sue them..they already got what they want. Intimidating this family and Jada's parents and her so much that the result her parents came to is removing her from that school. She's been pawned off to another school. Will he and his people help her sue the school or find out ALL of their legal rights if any in this situation ?

I'm sorry if I'm cynical but the proof is in how black folks are treated time and time again.. to no avail. And I sort of feel like as people of color we do to much chit chatting about it and not enough standing up against it actively. Cause talking is just that..talking. Where are the black leaders on this issue ?
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I remember my parents reaction when I told them I was going to be a graphic design major...
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My parents were actually really supportive when I went to school to study art (my degree would've been in "crafts", actually). It was my decision to switch to art history, and ultimately anthropology. And they're still supportive.
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My parents were actually really supportive when I went to school to study art (my degree would've been in "crafts", actually). It was my decision to switch to art history, and ultimately anthropology. And they're still supportive.
I grew up with the kind of parents who preached being a doctor or a lawyer. They saw my choice as an impractical thing. I know they meant well and wanted me to have a better life than them, but I think a lot of people in general do not see jobs in the art field as "practical", especially from the generation of my parents. I think it's cool that your parents supported you. Mine have come around and are proud of me, but in the beginning they were like, "What are you going to do with that???" LoL
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I remember my parents reaction when I told them I was going to be a graphic design major...
I admire graphic design artists. I learned corel draw when I was little from my dad who's a graphic designer. Now I can dabble in adobe creative suite for my clients, but I wish I had better gd skills.
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I can't wait to have my own spot where I can do things the way I want to. Sooo annoyed right now.

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