28 January 2009

wednesday night funny.

I go to my Mother's house to pick my daughter up and she has a couple urgent things to tell me. It goes something like this:

Her: Mommy, Mommy... I won the spelling bee in school today!

Me: Did you?! Yay ... I'm proud of you boobie =]

Her: Yep, I did. So Mommy, since I won the spelling bee, can I get a Hannah Montana tattoo with a guitar and words around the guitar that says Hannah Montana Rocks??? Please Mommy?

Me: :-0

She's 5. Kids say the craziest things.

That's all folks.

P.S. - Interview went well. He is super, super cool. One of my best "newbie" interviews to date, not better than Hurricane Chris though. That boy was a complete fool, but I love it when they are laid back, funny and humble. Check him out on MySpace.

laws of attraction.

Your words or way of thinking can either work for you or against you. Words have a creative power, believe it or not. Listen to what you’re saying about yourself or your situation today, it'll determine a lot about you and what you think of yourself.

Brook had an entry on her blog relating to this topic a couple weeks ago. I agree with her perspective too. Yeah, I'm a realist when I need to be and yeah the universe talk sounds a bit crazy, especially when you're in the situation she was in (trying to get her car window fixed -- so clearly "meditating and channeling stars" would not have fixed her window, lol) but when it comes to other situations and life as a whole... the laws of attraction have lots of truth to them. You keep talking negative shit, then negative shit will continue to occur. Your thoughts dictate your life.

Think positive. Act as if you already have what it is you desire. Open your mind. I'm sure many of you have read The Secret. It's not even about that though, it's beyond that.

Ok, my metaphysics moment has concluded. Anywho, later this evening, I have an interview with this new R&B artist on Universal for this online music publication my friend runs. No, this is not "the" interview that I am excited about, that one hasn't happened yet. But this one is cool too. As long as I get to meet new people, talk to them, talk to their people (i.e. PR reps, managers, etc), and transcribe, I'm happy. Writing makes me happy. I'm not as prepared as I should be though. I have most of my questions ready, but my tape recorder went missing, and I haven't even listened to this dudes new single yet... smh. I did read his bio though, so I know enough to get me by. I'll shape up by the time I meet with him.

I'll post or link the article when it's published.


fashion week.

...is less than a month away.

One of my favorite times of the year to attend events and network.

Feb. 13-20.

More details to come.


elephant in the room.

The elephant in the room is an expression for an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed.

There is a certain area in my life that has a huge elephant ... it's almost hilarious. Like uhhh, how do you not see that??

Oh wait ... it is seen. It's just ignored.


warhol said:

i agree.

27 January 2009


I think Dorothy Dandridge definitely paved the way for a lot of African American actresses, especially considering she was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award.

One of her quotes caught my eye.

"If I were white, I could capture the world."

I can only imagine how hard it was back then ... 'cuz it's still kinda hard today.


I know, I know... I've been on my Obama ish hard ... but I just keep coming across these interesting images/vids that I like to share... but I think I'm done... I think.

Anyway, what do you think about the economic stimulus he's proposing ? Want it ? Think it'll help us?

26 January 2009


[picasso dreams]

dream (drēm):
  • A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.

  • A daydream; a reverie.

  • A state of abstraction; a trance.

  • A wild fancy or hope.

  • A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration.

  • One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful.

Everyone has had dreams so abnormal, complex or scary that you didn't know what to make of it. What did you do when that happened? Many people call a family member or friend for their opinion or explanation, while others go to the Dream Moods Dictionary.

What's the craziest [whatever you may deem crazy or out of the norm] dream you've ever had and what did you do after waking up realizing that it wasn't real?

More importantly, do you believe in your dreams?

Obviously, a dream I had this morning prompted this post.

Feel free to post anonymously.


got this in an email...lol.
Obamalita????? Wow.

25 January 2009

oh ... em ... gee...

"blackberry on my hip!"
the things people think of. ha.

pompous celebrations.

[Aniyah & Kianah]

Is it me or have children's activities become more and more grandiose as time goes by?

My 5 year old daughter was just invited to a 3-day sleepover ... ready for the venue?

The Marriott. Yeah. That's what I said. No boys allowed and parents are definitely welcomed if they so please. If not, then they have a 3 day break away from their brat.

Her best friend Aniyah [pictured above with her] is turning 6 in a few weeks and that's what's going down.

Funny thing is... I might be just as excited as the birthday girl...lmao.

message in disguise.



22 January 2009

get it.

Are we on the come up, or what? My girl Taraji P. Henson just received an Oscar nod for her performance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. She’s up for Best Supporting Actress…must not be hard for a pimp anymore! Haha. Can’t wait to see what /who she wears =)

advice from bush twins.

Barbara and Jenna Bush wrote an open letter to Malia and Sasha Obama which was published in The Wall Street Journal. The letter has some advice for the new occupants. Some of the things the twins mentioned in the letter were:
  • Surround yourself with loyal friends. They'll protect and calm you and join in on some of the fun, and appreciate the history.

  • If you're traveling with your parents over Halloween, don't let it stop you from doing what you would normally do. Dress up in some imaginative, elaborate costume (if you are like us a pack of Juicy Fruit and a Vampiress) and trick-or-treat down the plane aisle.

  • If you ever need a hug, go find Ramsey. If you want to talk football, look for Buddy. And, if you just need a smile, look for "Smiley."

  • Slide down the banister of the solarium, go to T-ball games, have swimming parties, and play Sardines on the White House lawn. Have fun and enjoy your childhood in such a magical place to live and play.

  • Four years goes by so fast, so absorb it all, enjoy it all!
Read the letter in its entirety here. That was very thoughtful of them.

President Bush also left a note for Barack Obama - a personal one which is tradition. It was tucked away in the top drawer of the president's desk in the Oval Office. The contents of the notes are private, but usually they include best wishes from the outgoing president to the incoming one.

21 January 2009

say what?

** Posted for Sha**

Amidst all the Obamanation Domination, my ears were able to pick up this juicy tidbit:

Apparently, there was a settlement from some class action lawsuit filed against cosmetic companies (for price fixing) that starting today, they’re being forced to shell out $175 million dollars in FREE MAKEUP! That’s right, FREE 99; that’s according to News Channel 4. Where do you go to get yours? So glad you asked. Go to any: Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nieman Marcus, Target and Dillards. Some of the brands included are Christian Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique and more! It’s first come; first serve ladies so jump on it!

20 January 2009

c h a n g e: is here.

This will be my only post for the day because honestly, nothing else is as important as this right about now. Later today, afterwork I will be watching [again] and celebrating a Dream Fulfilled at Ultra with some of my favorite people.

This is soooo exciting ... see you guys later.
p.s. - wearing mascara was probably not the brightest idea for me today... lol.

19 January 2009

good times.

I felt the need to thank two of theee best promoting teams in NYC - Showcase Entertainment and Empire Entity for never ever disappointing me. I had sooo much much fun at Star Lounge last night and I know everyone else did.

In the words of
Vegas... Star was BERSERK last night!!! That "reunion" was much needed.

Happy MLK Day everyone...

One More Day.

-Obama '09-

17 January 2009

making moves.

"I need to be surrounded by people as passionate and as dedicated as I am."
-Lauryn Hill

bonne fete papi.

little girls always love their daddies... even when their all grown up.

16 January 2009


enjoy the weekend!

those up top ... stay warm.

the haitians.

you don't need to be in a club to have a good time.

see you girls later..

one more chance?

What it is? SO let me take a few lines here to introduce myself to you all. My name is Sharlyn and I’ve known the Pegster since elementary school. Yeah, we go back like pig tails and knee-highs! I share the same passion for writing as she does (ask her how many times I asked her to put me onto somethin’, lol) and I was more than ready when she happily accepted my request to post something on P I E C E S. I hope that all of you will feel the same after reading this…so without further adieu; I give you my first post:

I have a thing with getting into unnecessary arguments. Sometimes they can be avoided, sometimes you just have to let the person know what time it is and keep it moving. What always seems to have me at a standstill is the apology. Most rational people will apologize after their evil doing. Others choose to half-ass their way out of the doghouse like “you know I’m sorry” Do I? This is the rule of thumb I’ve decided to live by: if ya don’t mean it, don’t say it! When you utter the words ‘I’m sorry’, you’re admitting fault. You’re also saying that you will try not to repeat it like your new favorite song (my current is Blame It On The Alcohol) because what happens when you hear it too much? It gets PLAYED OUT. Now somewhere in our upbringing, we were told it is polite to accept an apology, even if you don’t believe the person. Thank God I’m not like Peter Pan and I grew that a** up! No fairy dust needed, I say just politely decline. What good is it if it’s mumbled or followed by a “but”?


this is how I'm feelin' today... and pretty much every other day...
but there's something about today that just has me extra 'bubbly'...
[love her songs]


"i been had skills... cristal spills.."

To those who will be in the theatre seeing Notorious tonight ... enjoy!
I'll probably see it myself ... just not tonight. I don't like huge crowds in movie theatres [well except for the SATC movie night of course]. I can wait...lol.

15 January 2009


It seems as if being really nice to a person can sometimes be mistaken for flirting or coming on to another person. Not all the time, just with certain people. I realize that when guys have an indication that they have a ‘green light’ from a woman, they might act on that, if they’re interested. But what about if you’re just being cordial or polite?

I’m a pretty social person. I can confabulate or formally converse, whatever the occasion calls for. I insert jokes accordingly, listen to the other person, provide feedback where necessary, etc. If someone says “good afternoon” to me, I'll reciprocate. I’m not going to walk around all stiff with my arms folded and head down just because I’m in a relationship or not interested in that person. It seems, however, like that’s what some people may be used to. Because, if you’re nice to them, they take it as more than that.

I totally digg having boundaries. I have them, and expect that to be reciprocated in my relationship - because outside forces will disrespect your relationship if you allow it. But, how do you maintain ‘normal’ interactions with people of the opposite sex without them jumping the gun and thinking it's more than you just being cordial?



Crunch Gym - Thursdays.

Tamina I'm coming!

Just not today, lol.

So I'm excited ... what do I wear?! Ha.

14 January 2009


I am super excited right now...

I don't typically talk celeb ish but omg... I just read on YBF that Kelis' pregnancy has been confirmed!

Anyone that really knows me, knows that I am a major fan of Kelis. Like I could've posted a blog asking my people to name theeee one person I absolutely love and their responses would be Kelis.

I don't care that she sells more albums in the UK than the US. I love her. Point blank. Her style, her attitude, her music, her weirdness. I love it all. When I created this blog in 2007, there were so many Kelis posts... I was told to calm down. And I have, haven't I?

P. S. - I'm 24 and I am not ashamed to admit that I'm a member on Ultimate Kelis.


Seeing this Club Monaco email blast in my inbox put a slight smile on my face and prompted me to check out their 2009 lookbook. However, the words that accompanied the image stood out more than the images themselves - ok maybe not - but still...transitions have been in full effect.

lelo loves P I E C E S.

On Sunday, I did a post titled New Toy on the Block: Lelo
and received a comment from Ana C of Lelo thanking me for the post and letting me know that she is posting it on the Lelo website under the reviews section with a link back to my page.

So I went on the site and checked for it and there it is... [see above screen shot - 1st blog on the upper left corner]..

too cool..

thanks Ana =)

13 January 2009

brooklyn we go hard.

So Brooklyn of me to want this piece of wall art from West Elm somewhere in my apartment. I love it ... simplicity is key.

workout partner.

I can't remember the last time I been to a gym or worked out regularly ... actually it was sophomore or junior year in John Jay (remember Dreegz?). I had my daughter in my freshman year of college so I started working out afterwards. Didn't really need to since I lost the baby weight right away, but the "idea" sounded cool so I was down. So yeah, it's been a few years. Now everyone who knows me knows my weight doesn't fluctuate by much at all. I'm typically slim ... excluding my derriere of course.

However, I'm feeling the need to start working out again. I want to go to the gym, do Pilate's, kick boxing - something! Adina and I were supposed to do Pilate's last year... that plan fell through. I'll be 25 in March and the older you get, the slower your metabolism is, then the harder it is for you to lose weight. I already started eating healthier, thanks to him, so now I just have to conquer this workout thing.

Only thing is ... I'm in dire need of a partner. It's much easier and motivating when you have someone to do this stuff with.

-scanning my phonebook-


- Yesterday was my little twins brothers birthdays... They turned 14... It seemed like just the other day I was holding their 1 & 2 pound preemie bodies in the palms of my hands at the hospital... Now they're 6'1...ha. (See boys, I kept my promise and I didn't forget you ... BKC and all ... love ya'll)

- I've been asked to interview someone for this music publication my friend owns ... I can't disclose who yet, but I'm a little excited about it. As soon as that issue goes to print, I'll post a little bit of the interview on P I E C E S.

- I've also been given a new project... Well I was given this project already, but there was a hold up, as with most things. Anyhow, I'll shortly be editing a children's book.....oooow...

- I've been mentally preparing for this position at my company I'm trying to get...mental preparation is a must.

- New layout on RTRW coming this week...hopefully.

- I'm a little disappointed that I missed this magazine publishing networking event at FIT yesterday, but my daughter got sick and needed me. Danyel Smith (EIC of VIBE) was in attendance and I really needed to speak to her, lol. I met her at a previous magazine event and she was really cool and open to ideas. Only problem is, I didn't have a pitch back then, not to mention, I was new to the industry. I had my mind set yesterday though. There's always another time. I need to cheer up. Maybe I'll go use my JCrew and Bath & Body gift cards today during lunch. Too bad there's no Ikea over here...lol... it's a woman thing.

- On the flip side, I'm super excited that in 7 days we will begin to witness what will probably be 8 years (hopefully) of great Presidency. I wonder which Inauguration dress design Michelle Obama decided to go with... Can't wait to see.

-Obama '09 ... 1.20.09-

11 January 2009

new toy on the block: lelo.

Yeah, I know today is the playoffs & I'm talking about Toys... so what, I'm still watching with him, just watching while I do what I love to do - WRITE.

[lelo: gigi]

Although the Lelo line isn't really that new, it is one the newest on the market of sex toys. I saw this toy back in ummm, October I believe, when I spontaneously decided to visit the toy shop just to see what was new. I saw these in the back and was so taken aback. They are so compact and sleek. As an avid toy buyer, I like to take everything about a toy into account when it comes to my review and desire of it, not just the vibration or how well it gets me off. Although vibration and orgasm intensity are both extremely important most toys can bring you to orgasm with enough time or effort.

Lelo toys come in a pretty black storage box along with a charger, a satin pouch for traveling, warranty information (yes warranty - a year to be exact), and an instruction manual. Not many toys come with an instruction manual, trust me, and if they do there’s usually not more than a page of pretty basic instructions. Manuals that come with Lelo's do not only include basic information about the pleasure object but also troubleshooting information and specifications.

Lelo has all a variety of toys all with different names - Nea, Gigi, Mia, Ella, Lili, Liv, Iris & Elise. They also have a line of beads. This is just the females stuff. And just like most products, they also have an homme and a luxe line in which toys come in steel or gold plates.

As more and more females become "one" with their bodies, sex toys are becoming a permanent fixture in several households...

My faves are Gigi, Nea & Elise... Shoot, I think I want Mia too... how discreet is a lipstick-sized vibrator...

[lelo: mia]

satc sequel?

this would clearly make my year ... well not exactly but just hearing about a part 2 to the SATC movie is freakin' exciting...

09 January 2009

-i am woman, hear me roar-

"I'm very definitely a woman, and I enjoy it."
-Marilyn Monroe

I know Beyonce, Ciara, myself and maybe even some of you ladies have wondered what it would be like to be a boy... but at the end of the day, I take being a woman with pride and dignity, we're a strong species.

We get so many perks, have it easier than men in some cases, not to mention we are capable of pro-creating... now if that isn't strength, I don't know what is..

-i am woman ... hear me roar-


Did you know that failure is the 2nd most feared thing by people and it's called kakorrhaphiophobia? Of course the first fear is death, which is called necrophobia.

Oh, I found this interesting too - the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia ... alrighty then.. =/

p.s. - so I type the word "failure" to search for pictures to accompany this post, and guess who's picture came up: GEORGE BUSH... lmao. Literally. After seeing that, I just quit my search and created my own picture. Clearly, the systems are still down here.

Bet Obama's picture wouldn't make it there.

- Obama '09 ... 01.20.09 -


It's Friday and the weekend is upon us. I almost decided to stay home after I dropped my daughter off to school this morning, but then I remembered I had something important to do so I needed to be in the office, not to mention the mile high list of things I need to start knockin' down... the holidays are over, so I have no excuses. Ha.

But guess what? Our systems have been down since this morning ... =/

I'm usually ok with this, but today I'm a bit annoyed. Hopefully the server comes back up soon enough.
I never mind going in to work on Fridays, I feel like it's the only day of the week that flies by... and Wednesdays, those fly by for me too. Don't ask 'cuz idk...

With systems being down and nothing much I can do about it, I'm sitting here surfing the web, planning out my weekend, listening to Corinne, drinking POM Juice and blogging... hence this post.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

08 January 2009

bohemian decor: love or loathe?

Came across this decor on Apartment Therapy...

I'm not 100% with this one. I don't like the sofa, but I admire the loveseat. Blue/white curtain & lamp - not for me. I'm diggin' that coffee table though. That's a peice you don't come across too often.

s.p.a.: sanitas per aquam..

Ever had a hot stone massage or better yet seaweed mud wrapped all over your body, head to toe?

How about a facial so euphoric, it could bring you to orgasmic sounds leaving you to forget that it is not your man (or woman) rubbing on your face, but simply a masseuse?

What about a toe curling pedicure?


I need to go back to
D'mai Urban Spa in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It's the best spa I've been to. I've become a regular there. Not to mention, it's a hop, skip and a jump away from my apartment.

Booking an appointment in 5, 4, 3, 2...

06 January 2009

execution: build your brand.

Back in November, I spoke about needing to pick, choose and deliver to the best of my ability in this Random Thoughts post. Although this was primarily about work, I'm going to apply this in every area of my life, as I've come to realize that life is an extreme challenge. There will be difficult situations, major obstacles and forks in the road that will distract you from reaching your destination. There will be manipulative people that are envious of your accomplishments or people that will succumb to spreading rumors about you because they don’t have what it takes to reach your level. For every personal goal that I’ve tried to accomplish there was always at least one force [thing or person] trying to get in my way. But I looked beyond that. Granted, not everything I started I finished, but I gave it my best while I was active in it.

Now I am making it my business to finish everything I start. I've decided to aggressively pursue my writing career. I've decided to be a better Editor-In-Chief for Mannequin® Magazine and help bring it to fruition, we've waited forever for this one. One of the last investors who was a bit indecisive finally gave in and invested in what may will be one of the most aesthetically pleasing artistic lifestyle magazines to date. Also, the entertainment lawyer on Mannequin® Magazine is running for councilman of Queens, so that will only give us more backing & exposure. While doing that, I've decided to continue to excel in my current position here at the Insurance company so that I can be even more effective in the position above mine - 'cuz I'm taking that one too. I stand out here much and I want to continue building my brand. I've decided to also take this publisher up on his offer to write a book and still be a part of his team while I'm at it. Now, that alone will be a task in itself. But you don't know your capabilities until you try something. I'll start off small like he suggested. The only way to get where you want to be is to do what needs to be done to get there sans procrastination. It really doesn’t matter how long it takes to reach your goal. I'm not about setting time frames. As long as you have determination and motivation to get you there, you're fine. I already executed a lot of actions with regards to my family, my relationship and my friends, so I'm pretty sufficient in those areas in my life. I really have great people in my circle... not everyone is this blessed.

I know I’m equipped to handle just about anything because I am strong minded, experienced enough, independent, assertive and realistic. So if when I begin my journey of choosing and delivering to the best of my ability, this year will be definitely happiness-filled. Hope yours is too.

P.S. - I'm still poppin' e... refer to this post first, then this one after , if you're unsure of what I'm talking about.


Urban Dictionary has approximately 38 definitions of what an eargasm is, some of which are funny and true, like : the euphoric feeling that arrises when you clean your ear with a cotton swab or Q-tip.

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you see/hear this word?

What's your eargasm...?

05 January 2009

laughter is therapy.

[pic taken earlier this year]
My daughter and I had a moment this morning while eating breakfast. Following this moment, we broke out into laughter and all typical lackluster Monday morning feelings flew out the window, as she instantly reminded me of my importance in her life. It's the little things...
“We've got to learn hard things in our lifetime, but it's love that gives you the strength. It's being nice to people and having a lot of fun and laughing harder than anything, hopefully every single day of your life.”
-Drew Barrymore

03 January 2009

i'm appalled.

So, last night I went to this ghetto urban spot [see plastic cups? smh!] called 95 South in Brooklyn. I can't remember the last time I partied in Brooklyn. Actually, I can. It was when I wasn't able to get into Manhattan parties, Brooklyn clubs would let me in. No matter how old I was...all I had to do was crack a smile, twinkle my eyes and show my ass arch my back while walking in and it was all good.

Last night was a serious reminder of why I can't stand to party in my favorite borough. The bum looking broads girls in the club were completely out of my caliber. I mean why should I be in a party where bitches are wearing air max sneakers and tims?? Somebody hand me a paperbag ... I'm about to puke =/

I went because my older brother Jose
[pictured above with me]
was having a party there, as he does every Friday, and I've been dodging him everytime but last night he was like "Please Sis, just come through for a little bit". I mean it was only a 15 minute car ride, so I was like fuck it. Man, when I seen the gray sweats and tims, I had to look up and see who was wearing it. But then I thought about it, realized I was in the hood, took the almost wanting to regurgitate look off my face, then looked up and smiled casually at what looked to be someone's mother.

I felt like an outcast. Like one of those 'pick out the odd one' elementary school assignments. From the moment I walked in till the moment I walked out, people were staring at me
[guess they were never taught that staring is rude]

Never again. Jose, if you're reading this - please don't feel a way, just hurry and move your events to the city. I'm happy I got a chance to hang out with my brother, but the only way you'll have me back up in that bitch again is if I decided to take you up on your offer to work the door and make some quick cash.

Love You Zae!

02 January 2009

thought this was cool.

01 January 2009

"I can't color enough, I would color all day every day If I had my way, I would use every crayon in my box"

Remember that line?
I'm in an SATC mood. I wanted to party tonight, but I doubt I'm going out, it's 25 degrees =(

I'm gonna shower, put on something sexy, pour myself a glass of Grand Marnier, crawl up in the bed and watch SATC... oh yeah!

Speaking of which, I remember the premiere night. May 30th, 2008. My girls and I got real sexy. I wore this dope BCBG dress - yes to the movie theatre. It was the premiere night of Sex and the City... I had to look my best! Anyway, we got there, had great seats, laughs, tears, anger and all - this movie evoked almost every emotion outta me. I know people who saw it can relate. After that, we hit up this bangin'
Showcase & Empire Ent party at Spotlight in Times Square.

Good good times.

Anyone else have some memorable SATC Premiere Night stories? Do tell!


very random, i know.

but who remembers this stuff:




My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies?


goodbye '08...

Happy New Year Everyone!

Here's to Prosperity and Health!