Friday, February 28, 2014

Busy Week, Busy, Life!

Hello Everyone! Welcome to another installment of The Miseducation of Tiffani Sharice!  It's been a long and tough week, but by George we made it! lol Seriously, guys-you have no idea how long of a week this has seemed for me.  For starters:

Favorite Project:  Agape Idol

    Once a month, my job sponsors a "Team Building" day. We divide up the staff & we draw for months. Each month has a group that is in charge of developing the staff activity for $100 or less.  So, this month-I came up with a really fun game that was well received by the rest of the staff. Basically, it was a twist on traditional Karaoke, themed off of American Idol.  I named it "Agape Idol" using part of my agency's name. Instead of singers just picking random songs & singing them in front of an audience, I had them draw 1 out of 10 cards that had specific "tasks" for them to do their song. Some had to lip sync, some had to do an interpretive dance, some had to have back up singers, etc... Most of the cards included other people, so for most "performances" they didn't have to perform in front of everyone alone.  I even made the Agape Idol sign (pictured above) and matching Agape Idol playing cards. Overall, there was lots of laughter, use of props, funny tasks to complete, etc. We had a great time! Our co-worker Sandi "Swagner" Wagner won!

Favorite New Bite:  Lox & Cream Cheese Bagel with Capers & Red Onion


    I LOVE culture, and I LOVE trying new things. One of my favorite cultures to experience is the Jewish Culture.  I've seen many times where Jewish people frequently eat Lox & Cream Cheese on a bagel.  So, I've always wanted to try Lox, and today I had the opportunity to!  Coming from a self-proclaimed "Foodie", I would recommend only eating half of the bagel.  The first bite is delicious!  The first half is delicious... but after about the second bite of trying to finish the second side, it gets overwhelmingly salty.  The lox is prepared in a salty brine, which makes it salty, and combined with the capers, it becomes a lot more salty.  The cream cheese (and some people also have tomatoes) helps to cut the salt-factor down, but you'll definitely want to maybe just do half & then eat fruit, salad, fried potatoes or other sides to make up the difference. Trust me... by the third bite of the second bagel, I abandoned everything except the Cream cheese.  But I encourage you to try something new!! 

Favorite Reality Drama: Juan Pablo Needs to Go

   I don't think I've ever been more "Over" a Bachelor in all my seasons of watching The Bachelor.  My interest in Juan Pablo Galavis has dwindled over the past few weeks, and now I almost can't wait until the season is over! He startede off strong-- seemingly having good morals & boundaries... but once he crossed the line, he  found it really hard to recover. It's a sad case.  For one, as "sexy" as his accent is, I've never been able to stand his high-pitched for a man voice.  That would be easily overlooked, if he ever had anything intelligent to say. I was done with him after the first 2 episodes.  A man's word being aligned with his actions, holds a lot of weight with me, and his actions & words did NOT match up, which then consistently began not to match up throughout the entire season.  It truly came to light when he didn't want to kiss that girl (Lauren?) in Vietnam, using "My daughter, Camila" as the excuse. Soooo, JP ...

SIDENOTE:  (JP is what my friends & I call Juan Pablo, because we're too lazy to write his full name in our text messages, during the episodes) 

....it's 'not ok to kiss a lot of women on tv' but it IS ok to have sex with a girl you've known for 5mins in the ocean on tv... and it IS ok to keep on kissing girls after the fact? What a lousy excuse. I think he lost extra points with me, for using his daughter. Sorry, JP- you don't get to pick & choose when you need to be a "good ex'sample fer Camila".  

     And in true Bachelor fashion, he seems to be leaning towards the woman that EVERYONE in America is against. Clare-- fake, spoiled, manipulative, opportunistic, Clare. There were a couple of smart women who didn't fall for his BS, but I'm just ready for him to pick Clare & get it over with. I have to say, it'll be so good when I don't have to hear his dumb voice saying "OooohhOooo...ooo-eeee...aye aye aye!" I wish he'd just speak more Spanish, rather than all the corny ad-libs.  I cannot wait to see the Women Tell All episode... It'll be nice to see Juan Pablo have to defend his inconsistency. He'll probably just brush it off, but at least he can apologize to that poor girl he embarrassed in Vietnam by not kissing her (Lauren?).  We'll see! 


Favorite Book:  Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

   I just started this book, and I can't wait to finish part one this weekend! It's part of the Lauren Conrad Book Club, and that will be our discussion day. I'm pretty excited! Since our book club has changed formats, it's not quite as interactive as it once was! This one is a mystery, which who doesn't love a good mystery??? I'll give my input when I'm done! 

Favorite Laugh:  Coffee Needs

I'm totally recreating this cup, the next time I paint pottery!! :)

Favorite annoyance:  Paranoid People

      There's someone in my environment that is constantly "warning" about this or that... The last time I checked, I was a grown woman... So, why is it that you feel the need to keep "warning" me about what I need and don't need to do. Secondly, it's never coming from a place of unsolicited advice for the sake of unsolicited advice.  I hate [unsolicited advice] in itself, but to always "assume" that I have something to hide or need to cover something up is really insulting to my character.  Just because he does things that sit on his conscience doesn't mean that my conscience isn't clear. It's the most annoying thing in the world-- especially to someone like me, who one of my greatest strengths is "Strategy".  Not to put it out there like I'm sneaky... but if I really wanted to be sneaky about something, I'd come up with a way to get away with it. It's in my nature to come up with good plans & I can usually talk my way out of a situation or into a compromise, anyway... So, to assume I don't have my ish together is so insulting & annoying. Get your own ish together, man! Your life is way more reckless than mine! 

Favorite Event:  Apartment Shopping!!

   So, after almost 9yrs of living in the same area, I've actually taking on the task of trying to move elsewhere.  For starters, I need a change in environment.  The apartment I currently live in, was my first apartment-- so I've become bored with my neighbors & just the city in general.  For the longest time, I resisted because my rent was so low, and my space was so vast... But since my landlord keeps raising my rent w/no improvements to my space, it's become comparable to other living spaces with a better environment & less crazy ass neighbors!  I'm trying to find a place that have more sophisticated & considerate people.  People who won't have druggies pounding on your door, looking for their dealers and won't steal your birthday presents your grandmother sends you for your birthday! I'm looking at my second place tomorrow! Wish me luck!

Have a great weekend!  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Party Time!!!

 

SoOoooOooOOooooo, Tomorrow is my birthday! I cannot believe I'll only be 32yrs old for a few more hours. It's a little weird because my life, although a good one, is no where I thought it'd be by this point. However, I'm so glad that I'm staying strong in my resolve not to settle for things/people in my life, just because time is ticking... I'm trying to enjoy & appreciate each day to the fullest and continue to wait for God's plan to unfold.  And I totally think it was God's plan that BRUNO MARS played at the Superbowl! lol So here's what I've been doing:

Favorite Crush: Bruno Mars

  I doubt I'll ever date a man this short again... with one exception. Bruno Mars is so sexy! I'm very attracted to talent & personality, and he's got it in Spades!  He's not bad looking, either... There's just something about him that I love. He has that Je ne sais quoi! And I love it even more that we both share a love for Rockabilly culture & diversity.  So, you know how thrilled I was that...

Favorite Performance: Bruno Mars at the SUPERBOWL XLVIII Half-Time


  So, if it weren't for Bruno Mars, I wouldn't have cared less about the Superbowl. For starters, I don't like the Denver Broncos, and never even heard of the Seahawks, lol... Yes, it's easy to say, that once my team(s) lose, I'm done with Football season. The only reason Superbowl got any love for me this year, was because of this man in the middle. I actually didn't even watch the Superbowl, lol. I just DVRed it, for the Half-time performance. My guy didn't disappoint! They performed with Red Hot Chili Peppers, and everyone had a phenomenal time.  Some of my co-workers didn't appreciate the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I sure did. I thought they did wonderfully, even though they were Beastie Boys-ing it out, lol. I was so surprised to see them come out that way. Aside from their wardrobe, I was glad they came. How is Superbowl gonna beat this next year??? I know, I know... If the Eagles or Bears win, of course! ha ha

Favorite CD: Maroon 5 Overexposed
  
   I've listened to this album several times this week (Thank you good ol' Youtube)... I'm pretty impressed with the amount of songs I like on it.  Everyone knows I love Maroon 5, so I was pleased that I'll be purchasing this CD to add to my collection (I have 3 other Maroon 5s lol).  Check it out! Just be aware that not all songs are "work appropriate"... which is exactly why I only listen to them when my boss is gone, lol.  


Favorite Scandals:  Love & Hip Hop and Vanderpump Rules

                        
                 Amina & Peter Gunz Perform at the Love & Hip Hop Reunion...In front of Tara

   So, I watched in ultimate horror [for Peter Gunz Ex-Girlfriend, Tara] when the reunion came on last week. The entire thing was pretty "typical", in my opinion. For starters, Erica Mena needs to shut the hell up.  She's such an attention seeker that she literally has to speak over EVERYONE...literally has to be running her mouth all the time... Literally has to make sure she's the loudest & is always the first one to jump up in an argument.  She's obnoxious...and everyone & their grandmother can see she's only using this Cyn chic as leverage with Rich Dollaz. It's really sad.  I feel bad for Cyn, because she's pretty much being used as a bargaining chip.  Her relationship with Erica is completely contingent on whether not Erica feels like Rich has changed his ways & doing the things she wanted him to do with her. And as soon as they're 100%, Cyn will be gone with the wind... Anyway- didn't meant to get off on that tangent (trying to make my blog a little shorter, lol)-- but the only thing I found truly surprising  was the fact that Peter Gunz & Amina performed right there, in front of Tara.  Anyone who's watched the show, knows that was the highest form of disrespect.  The woman (Tara) who's been by your side for 13 long years, gets played by Peter who wifes up Amina, (the "side chic") he's only known a year, and now she has to hear them perform a concert in front of her, about how they dogged her???  Who does that??? I felt really uncomfortable for her! And they started talking about it right after. She could have at least been able to sit with the rest of the cast. It was almost like they were serenading her! Poor tara was on the couch with just the host, Mo'Nique by her side. It just wasn't right.  The real juice is gonna come from the second part, which airs this upcoming Monday... 

But, Did you see.... 
     
      Because I was so astounded by scandal this week, I had to talk about Vanderpump Rules!  Anyone who watches the show knows that Jax Taylor is a horrible liar!  If you weren't bamboozled by the turn of events at the finale, than I applaud you.  As someone who can usually tell if someone is lying, I was caught off guard to realize that Jax was telling the truth about a rumor he had spread about him sleeping with his best friend's (Tom Sandoval) girlfriend, Kristen Doute.  Stassi Schroeder (Jax's Ex-gf)  somehow knew to believe that, this time...out of all the numerous times that Jax has lied to her & everyone, that this time, he was actually telling the truth! Jax & Kristen DID sleep together!! I was disgusted by Kristen, because the entire season, she was in hysterics about her boyfriend (Sandoval) cheating with another co-worker Ariana.  Not only that, but what came out in the wash was that, Tom & Ariana just shared a kiss... Technically, it still is cheating... but for her to go to the extents she did the entire season, from L.A to Beverly Hills to Cabo San Lucas back to L.A threatening people, causing scenes & getting into fights with Ariana, also threatening to quit SUR (the restaurant they work at) all in the name of "Tom kissed Ariana"... when all along,  SHE slept with his BEST FRIEND!! 

     The worst of the worst came when all of America gets to see that Jax is completely unapologetic, when it comes to Tom's feelings & friendship.  It broke my heart to see him so coldhearted to someone who's been there for him through thick & thin... through lies & truths... Jax, who's blabbed his secrets to people & completely obliterated "Guy Code"... yet Tom was still  be a friend to him, and still gave him the opportunity to make amends.  It was sad to see Tom in so much pain over it... Howeer, it was great to see Jax get beat up for his behavior.  By the size of Jax & Tom, You'd think the Tom was biting of more than he could chew, but the little guy won!  Apparently, Tom has experience in fighting & wrestling, so  he owned him in that fight.  He got what he deserved, in my opinion.  
 Tom-1 Jax-0! 

  Please excuse the terrible video-- but it's the best I could find out Youtube...   I'm not going to say I don't condone violence, because I totally do, when it's called for.  Sometimes people won't get your point, if you don't whoop their a** lol...  And if it has anything to do with my family or someone I love, people better not... just better not... lol... But, I do condone it being the last possible option.  And in this instance, I can't say I wouldn't have done the same thing... It's one thing to have cheated & have been remorseful.  Jax was trying to make a fool out of Tom, because the backlash was falling heavily on Kristen for their indiscretions, for the first time...  For some reason, because this type of behavior can be expected by Jax, I guess he got off easier than Kristen-- who had been the sneaky one, all along... So, feeling good about not being exiled, Jax got arrogant about how he treated Tom...  So good for Tom! 

And with that, I'm going off to enjoy my birthday weekend!! :) See you next time!

XO!
  Tiffani!