You Can st(RING) My Bell

Sexy SexySEXY SEXY! 

One man shouldn’t possess all that sexy! It’s a crime. I love love love me some STRINGER BELL a.k.a Idris Elba. Can’t wait to see Beyonce, Ali Larter, Idris Elba in Obsessed on Friday. *Wiping drool from her mouth* Have a happy weekend y’all! I’m done for the week!

Ms. Nikks :P

Circle of Heifers

A.F., C.T., N.H., & N.D.ALBERTA BEEF

I have a very tight circle of friends! I haven’t the slightest clue what I’d do without you three heifers and you one bull (T). I appreciate each and every one of you, you all bring a different perspective to the table and I love that about our friendship! Though life has taken us down very different paths over the past 10-12 years, we’ve all been there for each through the things that matter.

A.F.- You’re the youngest and the one I’ve known the least amount of years, but you’re like a little sister to me. Though I threaten you with muzzles and shove food in your mouth to quiet you on certain occasions, I still love you! Your honesty, your straightforwardness, your zest for life and sense of adventure is inspiring. I hope you never give that up. Love you!

N.H. – I do admire you. You’re a very kind person and a great mother. We all have our fair share of drama, struggles, trials and tribulations, not many of us go through things with a smile on our faces, but you do/did. You’re a strong person and I hope you never forget that. I’m always here for you if you need me, you’re the second oldest sister. We gotta keep the young ones in line with our life experiences. Keep on keepin’ on. Love you lots!

C.T. – You’re finding your way in the world and I’m very proud of you for that. You drop any and everything should I need you and I hope you feel I do and would do the same for you. You’re a very mature person, even if you watch the Disney Channel! Lmao. I can say anything to you and you never get offended, well you don’t show it, I’m sure you do, but I love that you take it into consideration and realize it comes from a place of loving concern. It’s great to have you as a sister!

There through thick and thin!

THERE THROUGH THICK AND THIN!

T – Lmao! You’re like William from Girlfriends, don’t worry your way better looking :) haha and so much wiser. The only dude! I’ve got nothing but love for you. I respect your opinions as you well know, because I always seek your advice. We go waaaaaay back, waaay waayyy back, I feel super old. Anyway, I appreciate having a male perspective and am so very glad that I can tell you ANY and EVERYTHING! Feels good to get things off your chest and have someone who isn’t afraid to get down and pray for you when you need it. I’m here to do the same for you and yours. Lots of love!

All I’m trying to say is we’ve been through a lot; birth, deaths, failures, successes, comedy, and drama, I KNOW we’ll be there for each other till our dying day. I’m also simply saying, THANK YOU!

xOxO,

Gos Ms. Nikks :P

Restaurant Review: Milestones

img_0206

I hate pork, I don’t care for beef, I love seafood, I adore chicken, so whenever I go out for dinner that’s usually the only time I enjoy a nice steak dinner.  I waste too much money!  Yeesh!  So my first experience at Milestones a couple months back was not perfect, but it wasn’t bad either.  The waitress was a douche bag, she had some seriously serious funky attitude, I wanted to stab her with my steak knife, but I refrained as you can tell, or I’d be blogging from jail.  The food was alright (steak almost made me choke=hyperbole).  Took quite awhile and that’s my beef with them, pun on the beef.  Heehee.   

Anyway, my girls and I needed some catch up time.  We do dinner practically once a week to check in on each others lives, the ups and downs, trials and tribulations, work, school, and play.  This time our craving was between Montana’s and Milestones.  We should have went to Montana’s!  Milestones was horrible service.  

img_0204

The decor is nice, it’s warm, intimate, and trendy in the dining area, the lighting is soft, perfect for a little date.  The bar/lounge is awfully small and cramped, they need to do something about that.  The service, oh the service, the waitress seemed a bit spacey, she took awhile with the drinks, wasn’t prompt with the re-fills, the steak, which I understood I ordered well done, took almost an hour and a half.  It wouldn’t be so horrible had the Space Cadet come by ever so often with an update on why the food was taking forever.  I had steak the first time too and it was not that long of a wait.

img_0205

 The presentation of the food on the plate was alright.  My girls enjoyed their dishes, i tasted theirs and IF I ever step foot back in that place, I’d go with the seafood fettucini my friend ordered.  I think that’s what it was.  It was perfectly spicy and flavorful.  The chicken some or rather, my other friend had was good, I enjoyed the pesto.  My steak was indeed cooked, HOWEVER; it lacked flavor!  It was quite dry and I needed my iced tea refill like YESTERDAY to wash it down, too bad Queen Spacey didn’t bring me one until the end of my meal!  You suck MILESTONES!  2/5 STARS!  

XoXo,

Nikks

Peace

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!  I’m feeling good, I’m feeling inspired, so much to be thankful for, life’s too precious.   

XoXo to you all,

Nikks

Inbred Trailer Tricks!

So yesterday started out very well for me.  I actually made it to work at a great hour, spent time organizing clothes I want to distribute to those less fortunate, dropped off the rest at Goodwill and journeyed over to W.E.M. to have dinner with my friend.  I was enjoying a pleasant conversation and my taste buds were being satisfied with the perfect gyro and seasoned fries from my favorite Greek spot in the food court (shoutout to Opa :P), when all of a sudden it all came to a screeching halt!  I know I’m melodramatic!

So across from us sat these two dirty looking teenaged skanks.  They looked like they dressed and left the house to go work on a corner somewhere, and they were only about 14 years old.  So one of the two opened her purse and proceeded to dump it’s contents onto the table.  She then threw her lipgloss on the floor, a pencil, a pen, papers, and candy wrappers all over the floor.  Hmm funny thing is, they were sitting right next to the garbage, literally within arms reach.

Of course I started to stare because well, that was just unacceptable!  What really got my thongs in a bunch was this tiny, old, Ethiopian looking woman who happened to be the cleaner was near by and they saw her.  She was old!  She emptied the trays at other tables that other SWINE left without emptying.  She looked at the girls and the contents on the ground, but she assumed they must’ve dropped them and would later pick them up.  So she left them.  The girls then got up and walked away from it.  So me being who I am, I spoke up.

Nikks:  “Are you seriously going to leave that there?  There is a garbage right beside you!”

Skank:  “Thanks for letting us know.”  She keeps walking away.

Nikks:  “Dirty little bitches!”

Then the old lady comes over, hunched from old age, to clean up after these two inbred trailer tricks!  I actually wanted to take the broom from her and clean it up myself, then chase these bitches down the mall and shove the one broom through both their little asses like a skank kebab .  I was livid!  My friend had to remind me, I have a good job that I want to spend at least a year in (we’ll see)!

So is it because some old Black, Indian, Filipino, or Hispanic man or woman is going to clean up after you why you’d leave it there?!  Did you’re parents teach you anything?  If you do that in a food court, what does the inside of your home look like?  I’m pretty sure your mother and father are brother and sister!  Inbred bishes!  I’m telling you, if I didn’t have plans for my future (I’d have whooped somebody’s ass)!

Ms. Nikks :(

Blockbuster Night: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas has to be one of the most riveting, captivating, and touching movies I’ve seen all year.  Asa Butterfield (Bruno) and Jack Scanlon (Schmuel) are incredibly talented young boys.  Pippa Hall (casting) and Leo Davis (casting) chose the perfect pair to portray Bruno and Schmuel.  The boys are so very intense in their skills that you can’t help but adore them.  I want to say so much about this film, but I don’t want to ruin it for others who’ve yet to view it.  All I can say is this is not another holocaust film.  It is a lot more than that.  It is a touching film about friendship, youth, family, and the loss of innocence.  I do believe it’s a great film for children to watch in order to gain an understanding of the holocaust and history.  The ending is amazingly ironic!  A great film, in my humble opinion.  Do check it out!

Ms.  Nikks :)

Happy Reading

Taken from the NY Times Bestsellers List.  Check it out!  Happy reading!

PICTURE BOOKS
This Week Weeks on List
1 THE HOUSE IN THE NIGHT, by Susan Marie Swanson. Illustrated by Beth Krommes. (Houghton Mifflin, $17.) A key, a bed, a book, a light, the moon. (Ages 4 to 8) 6
2 THE COMPOSER IS DEAD, by Lemony Snicket. Illustrated by Carson Ellis. Music by Nathaniel Stookey. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) A whodunit tour of the orchestra, with audio. (Ages 9 to 12) 2
3 BLUEBERRY GIRL, by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Charles Vess. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) A book of wishes, addressed to a daughter. (All ages) 1
4 LISTEN TO THE WIND: THE STORY OF DR. GREG AND “THREE CUPS OF TEA”, by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth. (Dial, $16.99.) A school grows in Pakistan. (Ages 4 to 8) 8
5 LADYBUG GIRL AND BUMBLEBEE BOY, by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Illustrated by David Soman. (Dial, $16.99.) A superheroes’ meeting of the minds at the playground. (Ages 3 to 5) 2
6 GALLOP!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Animals seem to move when you flip the page. (Ages 4 to 8) 70
7 CAT, written by Matthew Van Fleet and photographed by Brian Stanton. (Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, $16.99.) All kinds of cats, in motion and rhyme. (Ages 2 and up) 5
8 SWING!, written and illustrated by Rufus Butler Seder. (Workman, $12.95.) Children seem to move when you flip the page. (Ages 4 to 8) 22
9 NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED, written and illustrated by Mo Willems. (Disney-Hyperion, $16.99.) The rodent as individualist, in a variety of costumes. (Ages 3 and up) 10
10 ALL IN A DAY, by Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Nikki McClure. (Abrams, $17.95.) Sunrise, sunset and everything in between. (Ages 4 to 8) 2
CHAPTER BOOKS
This Week Weeks on List
1 MILES TO GO, by Miley Cyrus. (Disney-Hyperion, $24.95.) The life of Miley Cyrus. (Ages 9 to 12) 2
2 THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, written by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) To avoid a killer, a young boy lives in a cemetery. First Chapter (Ages 10 and up) 24
3 THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, by Jay Asher. (Razorbill, $16.99.) Before committing suicide a girl records and sends explanatory audiotapes to 13 people. (Ages 14 and up) 21
4 SCAT, by Carl Hiaasen. (Random House, $16.99.) An eco-mystery, with a dismal swamp and characters who are not always what they seem. First Chapter (Ages 9 to 12) 7
5 THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up) 27
6 FADE, by Lisa McMann. (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster, $15.99.) Nightmares haunt Janie the dream-hopper. (Ages 14 and up) 5
7 THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (Dial, $16.99.) A former climber builds schools for children in Pakistani and Afghan villages. (Ages 9 to 12) 4
8 3 WILLOWS, by Ann Brashares. (Delacorte, $18.99.) A new Sisterhood introduces three girls, Polly, Jo and Ama, during their last summer before high school. (Ages 12 and up) 9
9 SEEKERS: GREAT BEAR LAKE, by Erin Hunter. (HarperCollins, $16.99.) Cubs journey to a mythical place of peace and healing. (Ages 10 and up) 5
10 THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY AND THE PERILOUS JOURNEY, by Trenton Lee Stewart. Illustrated by Diana Sudyka. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) The society has one week to save Mr. Benedict. (Ages 9 to 12) 12
PAPERBACK BOOKS
This Week Weeks on List
1 EVERMORE, by Alyson Noël. (St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.95.) Immortals in school. (Ages 12 and up) 6
2 THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, by John Boyne. (Random House, $8.99.) A boy’s innocence is eroded in evil times. (Ages 12 and up) 19
3 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning and shares them with a Jewish man in hiding. First Chapter (Ages 14 and up) 79
4 THREE CUPS OF TEA: YOUNG READERS EDITION, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (Puffin, $8.99.) A former climber builds schools in Pakistani and Afghan villages. (Ages 9 to 12) 8
5 TWEAK, by Nic Sheff. (Atheneum, $9.99.) The addiction memoir of the “Beautiful Boy.” (Ages 14 and up) 8
6 WICKED: WITCH AND CURSE, by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié. (Simon Pulse, $7.99.) An orphaned girl joins a supernatural family. (Ages 12 and up) 7
7 CORALINE, by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean. (HarperFestival, $6.99.) A movie tie-in. (Ages 9 to 12) 9
8 THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, by Trenton Lee Stewart. Illustrated by Carson Ellis. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, $6.99.) Gifted kids on a mission. (Ages 9 to 12) 30
9 THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering. (Candlewick, $7.99.) A mouse, a rat and a girl on a magic trip. (Ages 10 and up) 59
10 SLAM, by Nick Hornby. (Riverhead, $14.) A skateboarder gets his girlfriend pregnant. What would Tony Hawk do? (Ages 12 and up) 20
SERIES BOOKS
This Week Weeks on List
1 THE TWILIGHT SAGA, by Stephenie Meyer. (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, hardcover and paper) Vampires and werewolves in high school. (Ages 12 and up) 84
2 HOUSE OF NIGHT, by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast. (St. Martin’s, paper only) Vampires in school. (Ages 14 and up) 29
3 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams, hardcover only) A boy records the hazards of adolescent life. (Ages 9 to 12) 9
4 THE 39 CLUES, by various authors. (Scholastic, hardcover only) A brother and sister travel the world in search of the key to their family’s power. (Ages 9 to 12) 2
5 THE CLIQUE, by Lisi Harrison. (Poppy/Little, Brown, paper only) The lives and loves of the popular kids at an elite prep school. (Ages 12 and up) 8
6 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover and paper) Battling mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12) 90
7 HARRY POTTER, by J. K. Rowling. (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, hardcover and paper) A young wizard hones his skills while fighting evil. (Ages 10 and up) 215
8 NIGHT WORLD, by L. J. Smith. (Simon Pulse, paper only) Supernatural races form secret societies. (Ages 14 and up) 15
9 KISSED BY AN ANGEL, by Elizabeth Chandler. (Simon Pulse, paper only) Love beyond the grave. (Ages 14 and up) 0
10 INKHEART, by Cornelia Funke. (Scholastic, hardcover and paper) The characters of a book come to life and ensnare its readers. (Ages 10 and up)

Let Them Adopt!

Heal The World!

Heal The World!

Here goes my two cents again!  I’m tackling the Madonna adoption issue.  WTF!  If the woman wants to adopt, let her adopt.  If they investigate and the child wasn’t kidnapped, if she hasn’t a mother, father, or grandparents who can properly care for her, let Madonna adopt her!  

A lot of people are talking race.  White folks shouldn’t adopt Black children?

First of all, Madonna has the money and the means to allow David Banda and Mercy James to be exposed to their culture.  If it was a regular smeggular Shelly Tarnowski down the street adopting two African babies, then I can see how those kids would lose touch with their culture.  Madonna can afford to fly these children back home to learn their culture and be amongst their people twice a week if she wanted to.  

Secondly, I don’t see rich Black folks adopting Black children or any other children for that matter, so if the White ones want to, why not?  A child being taken from any poverty stricken situation and placed in a better one is A-okay in my book!  Marie Antoinette said “Let them eat cake!”  MS. NIKKS says, “LET THEM ADOPT!

Ms.  Nikks :P

Domestic Violence: CUT the movie

I remember clearly one morning when I was three or four years old, I used to climb the gate in front of our home and perch on top. This particular morning I heard a woman screaming and saw her running up the hill towards my house. My parents apparently heard this crying and screaming, so they came rushing towards the gate. I remember seeing this woman, bloodied, torn up, and barefooted, hair wild, looking like hell. Her husband/boyfriend behind her, yelling at her, screaming at her, after just beating the daylights out of her. My parents rushed to her, took her into the house, and cleaned her up. My favorite purple towel, covered in blood. That my dear friends is one of my earliest childhood memories.

I worked at a shelter during my Social Work practicum and the amount of calls that came in daily was/is very alarming. I am passionate about this, I know people personally who’ve been there and thankfully made it out alive, because not everyone makes it.  I applaud Keira Knightley for doing this PSA.

It’s tough to watch, but people need to know. I encourage you to watch your words when you talk about “people deserving to get hit”. You never know if the person you’re talking to about it, or the person next to you is going through it. They might be looking for someone to help them, encourage them, someone to confide in, but you laughing it off and saying IGNORANT things will hinder that person asking you for help!  THANK YOU KEIRA KNIGHTLEY!!

Ms. Nikks