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Moving !!

Well, Spaces has been good to me and like a man who waits to make sure his new girlfriend is working out before he leaves his old one, I am now leaving Spaces to blog in yet another spot (I actually have been blogging somewhere else before this spot too!).
So if you come here looking to see what’s up with the OG, I kindly direct you to my new place http://www.theglamchron.blogspot.com/!
Same great blogs with out a lot of the other extra stuff!! Enjoy!
Be EZ,

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Friday was a GREAT day not just a good one!!

Ok Ok…I’m kinda back. Well not really but I tought I should share just in case someone decided to check on me in these here parts of the world!!  I won’t waste time trying to catch you up, you will find my life is much like a soap opera if you keep on watch long enough you’ll figure ourt what’s going on pretty quickly. I can’t promise any kinda regular blog schedule here, but Imma try to post every now and again.

Friday I signed a contract to build my house. I signed it, it just little old me being responsible for a house. I am so psyched. When I left my house, I  gave myself 2 years to get a new one.  The thing is everything about this house is what I want from the floorplan, where it will be located, and to the lot.  I picked the lot with the help of a good friend.  When I signed the contract, the closing date for my complete home was given to me as 2-28-07. 

That will be pretty much a year to the date I left my house and moved in my apartment.  3-1-05 was the day that we both use as the END of us and the beginning of the next chapter.  It’s funny how cyclical life is.  I hope I close on that day it will be a wonderful FULL CIRCLE MOMENT.  Even if I don’t, when I move in the house I will have met my goal and I love reaching goals.  Something about setting a goal and achieving it, I really love timed goals well when I reach them that is. 

I’m so excited because this is on my own. I mean my first house was with my ex and he reminded me very much that his parents were a big part of us getting the house and they were. They were great to us and their present allowed us to be able to get married in a big way and move into a home.  Now don’t get it twisted we put money in too, its just that things would have been a lot tighter if not for them.  Good people.  Anyway, this time there are no gifts, no second income, nothing but me.  It’s very scary in a lot of ways, but it is really exciting too. I know I’m a dork.  

I just want to be able to do on my own, not because I am selfish but I guess because I’m proud.   I just want to be able to take care of myself and not rely on any man to save me.  I think that could be a turn off to many, but that’s me and I have found out there are a few men that appreciate that drive within me! *wink*


What else has been going on in my life?   

Well, I had to talk to my ex recently.  He told me he was getting remarried, to be honest I am surprised it took him so long.  Most men who married tend to remarry, not all the time, but usually.  And many times they marry within 2 years of being divorced.  Anyway can I tell you guys a secret…come in a little closer…closer… I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO ECSTATIC ABOUT SOMETHING IN MY LIFE!!!  I mean I think I am supposed to be the bitter ex-wife, but I’m not.  I would send a gift but that’s not appropriate. Now do I still think my ex has some issue YEP, but that don’t mean he doesn’t deserve to be loved by someone unconditionally we all deserve that at least once in our lives.  Anyway, I have accepted my lot in life to be the evil ex-wife, the reality that we all chose to live in is just that our reality.  *lol*

What else has been going on…work has been super hectic.  I have been presented with opportunity and I am going to do my best to take advantage of this opportunity.  A job is work but I am happy that I have a job I love doing and allows me to do and invest in things that I really want to do.

Ok check this out…one my good friends sent this to me. I had to share.  I love Shaq I think he has a great sense of humor and GOD KNOWS I love LeBron!! Anyway peep this and tell me Shaq’s commentary is not funny.



As the year comes to an end…

This year has definitely been a growing year.  I mean I have no regrets about anything that has happened or been done by me or to me.  Things happen for a reason. I have learned when you pray for discernment or revelation BE READY!!!

It seems every time I ask God for confirmation about things that I am not clear headed on he answers me in a big way.  Anyway with the new year staring me in the face I am excited.  I just started working on a new plan well 5 year plan.  My plan includes starting a new business venture with friends, taking the GMAT, applying to business school and a plan to begin saving money and doing research for a dream of mine.  Well I gotta go… I got dreams to chase!!


Be EZ,



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I’m Alive ! Just living!

This will be quick, because this is really a day for rememberance. I wanted to let those of you who still come by to check on me know emphatically " YES! I am alive and yes I am blogging, just not on here."
I plan to start blogging here again.  Not sure how I will use this platform, but I know some people still tool around these parts of the internets to check on me! So, I will leave a few nuggets here to let you know how I’m doing from time to time (more regular than the 4 mos you had to wait for this entry)!! So look to hear MORE from me in the next week or two maybe a WHAT I DID ALL SUMMER blog…peace and hair grease!!
Be EZ,
PS- Check out the latest photos in my album,  most of them are from my most fabulous summer. I am sad to see it go, but really excited for the fall to come !!
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Like the sands of the hourglass

These are my thoughts…. 


From the Status Bar of G-Mail

So I was deleting a message from my g-mail account and I looked up and read the status message after I deleted it.  It said “this conversation has been moved to the trash”.  *LMAO* if you know how appropriate this is.  I mean how many conversations have you had with friends, co-workers, parents, lovers, boyfriends, girlfriends, total strangers, acquaintances, etc and you KNEW if was bullshyt when you were having it, but you engaged them as if what they were saying made two licks of sense.  I may nod, but sometimes the energy it takes isn’t even worth it.  Much easier to smile and nod. Then I do just that what g-mail says move that conversation to the TRASH!!  *LMAO*  That’s what my favorite BLAST of all time is about: "I’m not a stupid bytch, I just play one on TV!" came from.  Now, my problem is sometimes I don’t move trash conversation to the trash and well you know what happens with trash you don’t get rid of.  IT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN!!


So where is your BS meter?  I mean for the most part I am good at detecting it, however sometimes I am not so good of getting rid of it completely, you know.  I kinda let it linger around til it smells like road kill on the 5th day warmed by the H-town sun(bug larvae included) !


ooooooOOOOO I think they like me, but not as much as I wanted them to! *LOL*

So I am a contract worker at my job and yesterday they made me an offer. Yippee, however it was far less than what I wanted and what I make contract, but the benis are great and I love the people I work with.  And I will be an officer in the bank which is cool, just means I get more vacations and bigger percentages in bonus.  Granted this will be less money than I make however it is still VERY GOOD money, plus there is a pretty much guaranteed bonus that will take me to what I wanted to make salary wise  Sure I wish it was not salary + bonus that would get me to my magic number, however it is nothing to sneeze at, plus I LOVE WORKING HERE!! I mean I may be able to work somewhere else, but there is no guarantee I would be as happy with my co-workers, manager, growth opportunity, and freedom. Actually I KNOW I wouldn’t be.  So with that being said, I am about to leave the world of contracting/consulting and become a FTE (Full Time Employee) again.  It’s been a minute since I have been but I am sure it everything will be copacetic.  Did I also mention that I think the stuff I am doing will be stuff that will allow me to write my ticket anywhere in the banking industry once I do it.

So I may not be able to spend money on a new pair of Jimmy Choos shoes with this salary or a new Louie, I still can afford  a few pairs of Nine West and get my Louie’s from e-bay.  I don’t want to be greedy; sometimes money is NOT the only determining factor in this thing you know.  I am young and I still have PLENTY of time to make it to my salary gals, I am already ahead of that curve so to speak. 


Well I gotta go!!


Be EZ,


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An Open Letter

This weekend…I decided to do a little soul searching and I asked myself what would I tell the next man who dared to try to love me.  This is what I came up with.  It was very therapuetic.  Not sure if I want to love anyone, however I am learning that sometimes things don’t happen when you want them to. I just like flexing my creativity in different ways…hope you like



To the man who will make me love him: 


Hey, we don’t know each other yet.  I mean you don’t know how much you love the nerdy little things I do.  You don’t know that you like the fact that my inside voice and my outside voice only barely differ.  You don’t know that you love my outspokenness and the way I have an opinion about every phucking thing in the world.  You don’t know you love the way I always seem to let you be you, no matter what.  You haven’t felt the comfort of my love yet.  You haven’t felt the warmth of my touch and how much I care.  You don’t know that you phucking hate my outspokenness and how I have an opinion on everything.  You wish you knew how someone so strong, independent, and obstinate to others could make you feel like you are “Da Man” when it came to dealing with things concerning me and you.  You don’t know you are the only one to see my vulnerability, tears, and fears. Or that your voice calms all those things.


You don’t know that when I look at you, you can feel my love surround you.  You don’t know that you have experienced an ally so strong and a friend so great, that you wake up to check every morning and see if I am real.  You don’t know that you make me crazy with desire when I think about you thinking about looking at me.  You don’t know that when I look at you that all men will fail in comparison.  You don’t know that when you touch me, I am ready to rock that all night. 


You don’t know that my love will open up a world that we’ve never known, because it will be different because my love for you will be unconditional, many have experienced my loyalty, my kindness, and my like; but FEW have experienced my love.  The only reason I am writing you before this love of ours starts is, I may get cold feet and I may get changed before I meet you.  I may decide love is not worth the toll.  I may decide that love is not meant for me or that love is only for those who look, act, or live a certain way. 


So just in case I forget how alive loving you will be, or I let someone take my ability away, I want you to make sure that you are you.  I want you to make sure you don’t change anything about yourself.  I want to make sure that you don’t let them change you; because I know that if you remain who you are, there will be no way that I can do anything but love you.  If you are you then there is no way that I can’t love you.  It won’t matter what the world does to me or how it may make me doubt happiness and all those things people write about, if you are you- I will love you, because I have no choice.


 I will have no choice to love you because when I look into your eyes I will know that you were made for me.  When you touch me my heart will flutter and my soul will smile.  I may put up a front at first, because many will have come to steal the love I have for you from me, but I will know.  All I say is just let me be me and love me, because I will recognize you by your love, the look in your eyes, and the warmth of your embrace.  . It won’t be easy loving me, but it will be very worth it.


Ok, well I have to go now, I am not sure if we have met yet. I am not sure if I will even like you when I meet you, however I am sure that if you love me just a little perhaps I might give up the armor around my heart and trust you with it, just remember I do all this heart protection because love is life changing and losing love is gut wrenching, two things that really scare me.  I don’t want fear to make me miss you, but maybe it already has.   If it hasn’t and you are still around, just lean in, look me in my eyes and say “Monique, just take a chance and trust me with your heart.”  I can’t promise I will, but I will try to trust you with my heart and hopefully love you and that is more than I have done in a very long time. 



Your love,

The eternal optimist



Be Ez,


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I woke up this morning and thanked God for this 33rd year of my life.  At this moment my mortality has been slapping me in the face.  My friend lost a brother this weekend, he was only 32.  So I am MOST grateful that I have lived to see my 33rd birthday. 


As I lay in bed my phone rang and of course it was my Mom.  As always she was the first person to wish me a happy birthday.  I got ready for work and headed in and found on my desk a beautiful vase of roses, from a co-worker.  She and her daughter picked them out for me, I was so very surprised. Then I logged into 360 and boy all the birthday messages are flowing, if I haven’t said thank you, I will there are just a lot of wishes coming into me at this moment. 


My mom just came down and gave me a card and a piece of carrot cake.  The card had me all teary eyed at work.  Anyway, I have been thinking a lot about my life as I approach this birthday. I mean last year on my birthday it was the beginning of a very hard period for me; I struggled in finding my single self and what that really meant.  I mean I had been part of a couple for a very long time.  I mean I had gotten use to companionship and the novelty of being alone and single had started to wear off and 32 is when I really worked out what I think being single looks like for me. 


I mean what I realize is that being single looks different from everyone.  I mean we are all human and we are all unique and different in how we handle the same situations.  There really is no magic pill, book, or person who can lead us to our own happiness.  Happiness begins in you, and I know I blog a lot about men and women and relationships and random crap, but the reality is no matter what rules, books, or people you decide to follow for love, success, and happiness.  All of those things begin in you.  You have to love you.  You have to see yourself as a success.  You have to be happy with you. 


That is what it really boils down to, being your friend.  Before I turned 32 I thought I was happy with me.  And I was, on a very superficial level.  What unfolded for me at 32 made me stop regroup and do a few things.  I began making myself spend alone time with me.  I realized that I had become comfortable just being around others when I got uncomfortable in my aloneness (not so much loneliness…but that sometimes).  I had never lived by myself so I never had to really learn to be comfortable by myself.  I went from home, to school (4 roommates), to single life (1 roommate), to marriage (a husband), to divorce (NO ROOMMATE).  Before I was divorced I was so grateful for alone time because it never came, there was never too much of it, because I had rarely had any in my entire adult life. 


Then after I left my husband I would just fill my time up being busy with men, friends, work, and life.  So alone time again was welcome.  Then there were several events that lead me to force myself to be alone even when I didn’t want to.  Man that is how you really make yourself grow. You face you when you don’t want to be around you.  I really think that has helped me so much, because now I recognize when things are me.  I see when I am being an azz and even with men, I tend to look at situations with them and know when it’s me, when it’s him, and when it is a little of both.  I know that I won’t just be in a relationship because I am lonely or it demonstrates relationship qualities or because there is no reason for me not to be in one. 


I will only be in a relationship if I can trust him with my heart (the most important thing) and I have learned that, takes much longer than I have ever really given a man.  I mean I have trusted a few men with my heart and I don’t regret it, not because some didn’t hurt my heart, but because with each I learned what I did right to trust them and what I did wrong in trusting them.  I also learned to love me TOTALLY. 


I began to love me when I am sitting in the dark, alone, no pretense, and no show. That is when you look at all the things about you.  The reason it is so hard to love you is because you know all the bad things about you, all the horrible things you say when no one is listening and think.  I learned at 32 what I thought I already was doing. I learned to LOVE me, but not just the public facing me. 


See that was the difference that was the piece that was missing for so long.  I loved me, but I loved the Monique that everyone else saw, you know the loud, funny, smart, Monique, the Original Glamazon Monique, the on her grind Monique, the good friend Monique.  I did not love the private Monique.  The insecure about her looks Monique, the struggling with her weight Monique, and the looking for validation of love Monique.  The summer of 32 made me face all of that.  Made me look Monique, public and private, in her face and say you know what you are not perfect and you are not good, but you are not bad either.  You are you and you are beautiful in all your imperfections, because those imperfections MAKE YOU YOU.  That was my REAL ah ha moment.  I am so glad I had it.  I mean I thought I had it before, but now I know I really got it.  Even when I may forget, it does comeback.


It has been a journey to 33 and there have been some very dark times during that journey, but at the same time I wouldn’t trade one tear.  I am happy to say that where I am today is a better place than I was last year and I will try my best to be better next year than I was this year.  If I can’t grow, then what am I living for.? Life is about learning and living and growing.


So to all who have wished me a Happy Birthday, thank you!! Thank you and I wish you guys the same peace, love, and serenity I feel in my heart at this moment.  God, 33 is going to be a very good year for me.  I can feel it!


Be EZ,


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Weekend Happenings

If you are local and live in the H (Houston , for those that are slow) and are looking for something "academic" to do, check out the following event at Rice Cinema.   ARUBA (Association of Rice University Black Alumni) is co-sponsoring an event about Oscar Micheaux.  Below is all the info you need.  I think it would be great for the kids (you know OG love da kids!!  well other people’s) and anyone who wants to know more about African-Americans in Film. 



J. Ronald Green, Ohio State University professor of film and Rice alumnus, will give a lecture about the first African American filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux, followed by the screening of the filmmaker’s seminal 1925 silent film, Body and Soul, featuring Paul Robeson.
The lecture and film screening will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, April 14, at Rice Cinema, located in the Rice Media Center on the campus of Rice University, entrance 8.
A reception will follow the film screening.
Green has written two books, Straight Lick and With a Crooked Stick. Both are about Oscar Micheaux, America’s most prolific black filmmaker, who wrote, produced, directed, and distributed 43 feature films during 1913 through 1951. Micheaux produced the films when money for independent filmmaking was in short supply, especially for a black filmmaker during segregation. According to Green, “Micheaux’s work reflects in its style the dilemmas of African American community and class mobility in a white-dominated world.”
“Micheaux is the most significant African American filmmaker, and Paul Robeson is the most significant African American movie star of his time,” says Rice Cinema director Charles Dove.
Admission for the event is free for Rice students, $5 for all other students, and $6 for the general public. Free parking will be provided.
The event is a collaboration between Rice’s Office of Minority Community Affairs and Rice Cinema and is supported by the Center for the Study of Cultures, the Association of Rice University Black Alumni, the Black Student Association, the Office of Public Affairs, the Alumni Office, and the Department of History.
The Office of Minority Community Affairs is a division of the Office of Public Affairs at Rice University. The goal of Minority Community Affairs is to increase and enhance the relationship between Rice


You guys have a great long weekend, if you have one.  A Happy Holiday if you celebrate it (Easter, The Resurrection, or Passover <–which was yesterday) and I will see you, when I see you.  OK OK …I will probably see you on Monday.

Be EZ,


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The Year of the OX

Less than a week, seven days until my b-day.  Wow! I have already been saying I’m 33 so I guess that won’t change.  I am about to be 33, which I guess is a good age.  I am going to try to make it a good age.  I am going to make it the age; it is going to be the  year.

The year that I buy a home ( in my name only).

The year I take the GMAT.

The year I find and apply to an MBA program.  

The year I watch one of my best friends marry the love of her life. 

The year I learn to be nicer (never can be too nice). 

The year I make serious moves with my career.

The year I am happy with me at this time in space (less complaining about if I could only do this….then I would be fine).

The year I decide if ever want to be a biological mother ( ‘cause if that’s a Yes…I got some eggs to freeze and STAT).

The year I tell people how I feel about them (tomorrow is promised to no one). 

The year I retire at least 50% of my debt. 

The year I learn to be less of a hardazz on some, and more of a hardazz on others. 


33, I think it is gonna be a good year for me, God willing.


Looking back at 32, it was:


The year I became 1, legally.

The year I completed my first year after coupledom.

The year I made some new friends.

The year I blogged my heart out (the blogs from 32-33 have been some of my most soulful and gut, wrenching maybe I’ll share a pre-360 blog with you one day).

The year I said goodbye to an old love who got married.

The year I met a new love that could never be. (never even got to meet you) 

The year I got my feet wet and got back in the dating game.

The year I watched my professional worth sky-rocket.

The year I learned to be less high strung.

The year I learned that medium is all relative.

The year I met lots of great friends on 360 (I LOVE THE INTERNETS).

The year I watched American History change (Katrina).

It was a year that I lost, gained, and grew.  Thanks 32.



BTW: The Ox is my Chinese Zodiac symbol.


I wonder why everything related to me has horns, my Aries is Ram and my Chinese Zodiac is the Ox, I guess I really must have a hard head! LOL!  


Be EZ,


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Let me Re-Introduce myself,


My name HOV, H to the O-V

Spaces, what is up? I missed you and I hope you missed me, but I have been busy with all that is life, love, and happiness!! I am cool, my life is settling nice and like settling there has been a lot of movement, a little confusion but it is all GOOD. I am LOVING life. I have love of the people around me. I have the true friendship of  people I respect and love. I have the admiration of little children in the street, ok ok ok I don’t know if that one is true, but it sounded good, right? The people that I love KNOW I love them and I am there for them.


I used to move snowflakes by the O-Z/ I guess even back then you can call me/CEO of the R-O-C, Hov’!

Work, every day I am excited about work and what we are doing. I am doing some things and when they happen, no need to thank me, because making your life easier is what I do. That’s my job and That’s how I roll!! Lean wit it, Rock wit it! It is busier than what I use to be but I do find time to live life and between getting my grind on, I have made some great work friends. It reminds me of my first real job in IT, except the people are more mature less of the young stuff. UH!! I was a baby when I worked there and so was the rest of the crew! These people are CRAZY, TALENTED, and SMART. I really think you will be reading about what my team has done in a few years. OPRAH here I come!!


Flyer/flier than a piece of paper bearin my name/ Got the hottest chick in the game wearin my chain, that’s right

Still dating, and very cool with that!! I have been seeing one person for a very long time and we are friends. There isn’t much bad I can say about him. You know he isn’t perfect, no one is, but lately I really know this dude cuts for me. I feel we are great friends and for me THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT. I have been able to work on me while we have been dating. I have been able to grow as a person. His honesty has made me face some things about me and not make some adjustments I was trying to make in me. Those adjustments would have been for the worse. I must admit to you guys I had a “friendship” shake me, almost make me change who I was as a person. You know made me become distrustful of men in general.

All I have to say is thank goodness for friends who are like GIRL come on snap out of it, Monique you are being paranoid, Moni don’t do that dude like that. Girl if you let how that azzhole acted affect how you treat other men, then he wins. They were ALL right; I realized I can’t make the son pay for the sins of the father, so to say. I am happy for what I have learned the hard way. Now I still am not sure if I am ready to be someone’s gal. I am still dating and checking my options. I will never ever just enter into a relationship on accident. When I do it will be something that we talk about and enter into knowingly. I take this shyt seriously! FO’ SHO!

I heard from a very old friend, he is doing REALLY well and he is getting married. I don’t know if he knows just how ECSTATIC I am for him. I knew the first time he told me about this shorty duwop and her lil’ kid that she was his one. Some may doubt the genuineness of my feelings bout this situation, because this man was one of the three men I have loved in my life. Funny thing about really loving someone, you want them to be happy no matter what. As long as he is happy doesn’t matter if it was with me or not. We were friends first and foremost! I wish him and his new family nothing, but the best!!

E, I was serious when I said we cool, you asked for forgiveness I gave it and I wish you the best in life and can’t wait to see pics of the new family. ONE LOVE man. YOU GET A PASS!! Apparently I only give those to my friends, WHO DA PHUCK ELSE you suppose to give a pass to? Anywho!


I’m like, Che Guevara with bling on, I’m complex/ I never claimed to have wings on Ni99a I get mine – by any means on whenever there’s a drought/ Get your umbrellas out because, that’s when I brainstorm…

 I am not perfect and I am so glad I FINALLY realized I don’t have to be. You know I have finally realize some shyt is just that shyt ,and I am letting it roll STRAIGHT down hill baby. Love puts things in perspective and shows you the stupid shyt in life that is trivial. When you love someone and they are hurting all the bullshyt in life drops quickly. I want everyone to keep Mama Buschick and the whole family in their thoughts and prayers! Just send positive vibes that’s all you need to know. I LOVE those people, they are family and whateva I can do, I WILL. My love for Saulty C, White Sault, Sea Sault, Saulty Pimpin’, and Saulty B*llz has help me make sure the things that are really important have priority in life. I love you guys.

I have been looking for bridesmaid dresses for the Wedding of the year (Buschick and DBH), maybe I am crazy but I AM SO EXCITED to stand up for my girl and her boy. She really is like Che with bling on!! LOL! You guys should see that bling she’s rocking !! I can’t wait to kick it wit you guys in 2-0 –SICKNESS its gone be the event of the Summer! Fo’ REAL!!


Only God can judge me, so I’m gone/ Either love me, or leave me alone

I finally realize people can say what they want to say about me, I really am gonna let is stop getting to me. If I’m a hypocrite, then I’ll let G-O-D tell me. If Imma bytch, Imma let G-O-D tell me. I am human and I have made and will make mistakes. I am not ever gonna get it all right. Life is about self correcting yourself. As I see it, there is a path and we all get is wrong and sometimes we think we are right, but the measure is when we see we are wrong we self-correct and get back on the road to righteousness. We go, you know I was wrong let me change that up that didn’t work.

THERE ARE A TON OF THINGS I didn’t do right in my life, but I am adult enough to admit that and get on a course to do what I KNOW is right. So that’s what I am doing I am not the Monique of 98, 01, 04, HELL I ain’t even the Monique of yesterday. I am gonna always be growing, so if you knew me back then and you still think I am that chick, I’m not and all I can do is hope you don’t go crazy holding on to the skin I shed several years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, or even seconds back. People grow and change and those who don’t… well, I don’t kick it wit people like that, so I really don’t know what people who don’t grow do or how they live. Not my concern because just like me, only God can judge them.

You guys take care. Kel, Theresa, Anya, Renee, and Keith I plan on being by your spots in next few days just to check up on you! I miss you I haven’t had a chance to really get my comment on like I use to, Imma be by though- WAIT ON ME! The rest of my crew you already know, if we haven’t talked we WILL I promise!


Now, back to our regular scheduled program …


Be EZ,


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