Friday, January 23, 2015

Changing It Up!

  Well, hello there, my blog-readers! As you know, for a long time, I've been blogging about my favorite things during each week... But today, in addition to that, I've decided to change it up a little bit, because I have come to the conclusion that there are just some people you shouldn't trust in the world... So in this version of The Miseducation of Tiffani Sharice, I'm going to talk about those people... 


1)  Never Trust someone who never talked to you in High School, but all the sudden has their own business as an adult, but seems very adamant about "reconnecting" with you...They were never connected with you in the first place! You've seen this person... they're usually in some kind of direct sales business, and want to sell you stuff.  I actually find it a bit insulting. This has happened to me a few times, where an old acquaintance from High School or College finds you on Facebook or you find them, and what you think is an innocent Friend Add, ends up being an awkward and uncomfortable pushy sales attempt.  There was one girl (specifically) who tried to do this. She was a Mary Kay consultant, and decided that I was going to be her next client. (Pfft!) I knew her from college, but she was more of a friend of a friend of a friend, than an actual friend, if you get my drift.  I didn't ever have her phone number in college, but as soon as I add her as a friend on FB, she gives me her number wants to meet for coffee, meanwhile, I see everything on her page is talking about Mary Kay, etc... So, I ended up unfriending her, because within the first few sentences, she was trying to meet up w/me. That reeks of "Sales Pitch", to me.  Don't act like you're interested in what I've been doing in the 10yrs I haven't seen you, and in the same breath try to pitch me a sale for your brand... Nah, I'll pass. Thanks

2)  Never trust a person who is always with their phone, but never available when you call...I've had a few weirdos like this... MAJOR control issues. Ironically, any friends that I had that did this, were female, not male. I knew a girl like this, that WHENEVER I called her first, she has almost never been able to answer, but when I was with her, her phone pretty much NEVER rang & she always had it within eye sight.  I think it was her attempt to be seen as "busy" or like she had a life, but really, girl? Stop.

3)  Never trust anyone who doesn't like Michael Jackson, with Musical responsibilities...
   I'm just saying... You're not DJing my party if you don't like Jackson 5 or Michael Jackson's music! I get when people don't like the allegations that were brought against him, but you have to be able to separate the allegations from the talent if you want to touch my turntables! There's something wrong if you don't see the genius in his earlier music. I give you a pass for dissing anything after 1999, however.. After that, it was a struggle, until his posthumous song "Love Never Felt So Good"-- which Justin Timberlake put out... Which makes you wonder why he never... Anyway- I'm getting on a tangent...

   Basically, if you don't like such a huge musical icon who has influenced soooo many great artists, how can I trust you not to put on "The Best of Gene Autry" or something, while I'm trying to twerk it out.  NO!  Your DJ card has been revoked! lol

4)  Never trust anyone who never stands up for themselves...

    If they aren't willing to stand up for themselves, why would they stand up for you? I get it.  There are restraints like, in your work environment, where if you go to HAM about something, you could lose your livelihood, or cause long-time discord among your co-workers; but in general situations [outside of work & other places where there are existing boundaries] I don't trust anyone who constantly lets people dump on them or treat them a certain way, but then claims that they're always standing up for other people. Don't trust that heffa! That is exactly the person who will listen to folks talk crap about you, and either keep their mouths shut there or maybe not even tell you.  The old nasty question that always arises is "How come that person felt comfortable enough to talk trash about me in front of you?"  Either they know you aren't going to confront them about it or they'll try to paint you as a snitch for going back to me and telling, or MAYBE you actually agree w/them, and I'm the one with egg on my face... It's all childish, if you ask me. Grown folks (outside financial obligations, of course) should know not to take crap from people.

5) Never trust anyone who never takes their own advice...

      You know these folks... They always have so much to say about your life, but live by the "Do what I say, not as I do" creed.  To me, that's so ridiculous. It makes me wonder what the validity is in your words, if even you don't stick to them... At times, there is validity in the words, but it makes me question why you'd rather be a hypocrite, than to take your own advice.  That's why, I try not to do that, if I can help it.  For instance, a few years ago, I lost a lot of weight, but due to a long depression episode, I gained it all back (and then some)-- So, yes, I know how to lose weight. I know how hard it is to have to be at the gym all the time; which is consequently probably why it's taking so long to recommit myself, but since I'm not currently on that track, you won't see me spewing my "knowledge" onto other folks about losing weight... It just seems like a joke, even though that advice might be absolutely sound- it just falls on deaf ears if you don't back up what you say.  Basically, it proves the point that everyone is on a different path and sees and deals with things differently. Not everything is black & white.  Some things are just more complicated when you're actually in them, as opposed to being an outside observer...

6)  Never trust a perfectionist and anyone who is afraid to make mistakes...

     This is a person who finds fault with most things & doesn't appreciate that sometimes things and people are flawed.  These are folks who don't believe that there is [sometimes] beauty in mistakes.  Mistakes can be powerful tools that we can use to help guide our lives.  Sometimes, they may hurt, they may embarrass us, they may let us down, but they're learning pains.  Now, to folks who keep doing the same mistakes over & over again... well, #6 doesn't include you. That's not what I'm talking about.  It's my strong opinion that folks that are perfectionist tend to be satisfied with very little in their lives, and where there is dissatisfaction, there is misery.  I'm not trying to be around that person, because I'm flawed...

Favorite Quote:  Be a Leader



Favorite Album:  Nate James (Revival Album)


   A co-worker was listening to him the other day, and I really dug his sound.  I love to find new [to me, or to everyone] artists that I'm not familiar with.  This guy has a refreshing R&B sound that you haven't heard since Pop has taken over the airwaves... It reminds me of a time before 2005, when people listened to music that didn't feature a cameo by a rapper or another Pop Star. Check out this album! 

Favorite Disappointment:  Mark Ronson's Uptown Special 



     I really was expecting great things from this album, but it fell flat with me...  I appreciated the musical composition (Mark Ronson's part) aside from Bruno Mar's Uptown Funk and a couple of other tracks, I felt underwhelmed by the artists who performed.  Even one of my all-time favorite artists is on there (Stevie Wonder) and it falls short, because you don't really hear him.  There's something about it that seems "unfinished" to me, I guess.  I'll have to give it another listen, of course, but I think I might have been expecting a mind-blowing album, because Mark Ronson helped Amy Winehouse & so many great artists make amazing music.  Also, I felt like it was great that he had unknown artists on his album, but it almost makes it amateur for them to do more than one song on the album. And he even had a track w/Mystikal that fell short w/me, because it was way too much cursing.  It was so much that I couldn't listen to it, because I was at work... I'll give it another go, but I'm hoping that it's better the second time around, now that I know what to expect. 

Favorite New Adventure:  Casino Night!!


    So, I've never actually been to a casino before, as I'm not a huge fan of wasting money, but I thought I'd go once to see what it's all about.  I can't wait to try my hand to see if I can come out on top.  Who am I kidding? As long as I break even, I'll be good... I'm just looking forward to having a great time w/my girl!

Enjoy your weekend! 

 Let me know what you're up to! 

XOXO! 


-T.

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