Cleveland is so full of talent, but everyone keeps stepping on each others hands so they can reach the top. One artist who isn't worried about all of the haters and continues to do him even with fire in his path is Chip Tha Ripper. He recently released his new mix tape titled "The Cleveland Show", which the mix tape art/cover is based on the cartoon comedy The Cleveland Show. You would be surprised at all of the positive feedback he is getting from this mix tape. Although my favorite one of his mix tapes is "Money", I have to grow to love this "Cleveland Show" mix tape. I haven't listened to it all the way through but from the sounds of the first few songs I like it. It's something that I can keep in rotation. Feel free to download it at http://www.slabup.com/
Now, I am extremely late with my views on the movie 'Precious'. When I finally saw it I was in total shock and disbelief of what really took place in her life. I was told that it is based on a true story, which is believable. I was happy with the movie in general but I don't like how it ended. It's like it had a sudden ending and I wasn't too sure how to take it. lol. If anything positive happens with that movie it should be Mo'Nique winning some type of an award for her phenomenal performance in that movie. She really played her part and hopefully this will open way more doors for her in more major movies. The young lady who played Precious also deserves an award because from what I hear she just went in and nailed the audition. Kudos to the whole cast!
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What is your opinion on that?
My main question is to everyone: If you really are interested in someone, do you really give a damn who they have had sex with in the past even if it was your friend? Truthfully, everyone has different chemistry and you are not meant to be compatible with everyone you date. Hell it could of been that drunken night and then you find out years later that its someone you know is dating. IT WAS ONE NIGHT. I'm not saying its wrong, and I'm not saying its right. I want to know, who gives a rats ass?! Who's to say that your best friends high school sweet heart wont end up being your life long partner? You never know. So is it really that big of a deal?
::sidenote:: if i knew i smashed "the homie" i would back out of that situation...LMAO!! i def wouldn't take any of those dude serious... trust and believe i know what goes on... im just sayin. use your brains ladies and gents!
Pleats: its totally up to you. But if you have on a very classsic color like grey or navy, they always look good. For lighten blues and pin-stripes you may want to go for a younger look and leave the pleats to the old men in gray or navy. However, if you are fat, they may help you hide your gut. And vise versa for very thin men.
Cuffs: the extra fabric helps the pant hang off of the leg nicely properly by providing a little weight at the bottom, which adds to the break over your shoes. They look better on someone with long legs, so if you are under 5'5" dont try this. Standard 1.25" cuff is always good. Unles you are wearing Thom Browne, then go as high as your heart desires.
Accessories: Your belt must match your shoes, and leather is the preferred material. Your shoes should also be leather. As for color, you usually can't go wrong with black. Your socks should match your pants, or your pocket square if you are more savvy then the average beginner. No thick black tube socks PLEASE!!!
If you are a man and you don't know any of this, I will be taking accepting cash only to come and help you out PERSONALLY!! I require a three hundred dollar deposite and I will decide how much I'll charge you depending on your attitude.
Men's suits come in 2 basic categories: wool and non-wool.
Non-wool suits include: linen, polyester, and microfiber.
Wool suits (best for a 'basic' buyer) include: flannel, tropical, tweed, and worsted. If this is your first suit, or a suit that a man will wear with some frequency, then worsted is the best place to start. A $100 worsted suit will have a yarn twist rate of between 60-80; while a $500 suit will often be called 100 or Super 120. The higher the twist rate, the finer the fabric, and the lighter the feel. There are some basic style features that you should consider before you make a purchase. Some of these include: color, lapel, cut, buttons, single or double-breasted, collar, shoulder pads, vents, arms, sleeves. Now, I know this can be a daunting task, but every man wants to get his money's worth. The jacket is the most complex part of any suit, including a 3-piece suit:
The "Cut"- of a suit refers to how the suit generally hangs off your body. There are three general cuts:
- The American cut- the industry standard, middle of the road suit cut. This is basically the normal type of suit you see people wearing, and should be your choice of cut for your first suit.
- The full cut- this kind of suit is not tapered at the waist, so it tends to hang straight down and allow more room at the waist. This is a good choice for a heavier man and comes with the two vents.
- The European cut- this one tapers at the waist, for a trim, fit look. This is often preferred by slimmer men, who do not have the tendency to gain weight. When buying a jacket, also buy a tailor.
Shoulder Pads: they help the suit to hang properly, make you look more muscular than you probably are, and make for a more slender look overall. But this isn't the 80s. So be very careful. Good pads will be stitched in, however its more likely that, unless you are spending over $750, your pads will be glued or fused into the shoulders.
Lapels: unless your trying to relive the Miami Vice 80s, they are a must have. It does not matter if you decide on high or low notch, but make sure that the lapel lays flat on your chest. Please I beg you, NO large butterfly lapels unless you are a pimp. Look for the small pipe-like stitches around the outside which are as close to invisible as possible.
Arms and sleeves: The sleeves should not be too short, but you do want to show some of your shirt sleeve. The basic rule of thumb is that the jacket sleeve should end at the point where your hands meet your wrists, this will allow you to show a quarter inch of your shirt sleeve; make sure that you don't feel like you're wearing a straight jacket and that you have free movement of your arms. As a test, bring your arms out straight in front of you, and try sitting in a chair and pretending you're writing or eating. Here you must decide, do you want to be comfortable or stylish?
Buttons: two, three, or four are all "normal", but always leave the bottom one (or 2 if you have a 4-button) undone. If you have an athletic build, a low button stance (lower down the suit front, below the lapels) is best. If you are husky, look for a higher button stance (above the beer belly, below the lapels) this will minimize the appearance of your very large GUT.
Vests: don't bother with one of these unless you're a CEO or anemic and always cold. These are for advanced suit-wearers only. However, I will walk you through a 3-piece suit on a later post.
Vents: the flap of cloth below the waist at the back and should cover your ass; one, two, or none (slits or vents) are okay, but remember that the larger-assed among you men should take two vents, and the flat or skinny-assed should choose no vents; either way, the jacket should still fit properly and not stretch out over this part of your anatomy. Look in the mirror and be honest about your fat ass, plain and simple.So basically, you don't want to look like this from the back. Thank You George W. Bush for setting a WONDERFUL example of what not to be and what not to wear!
There is more to come, remember this only covers the jacket part of the suit.
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like most women, M.A.C is my favorite base make-up and concealer. i use NC40 in the winter with a bit of bronzer and NC42 i used to use until i started noticing a yellowish/pinkish tint. i no likey. for my lips, i use cocoa butter 'lip butter' to soften my lips up. cover girl eyelites mascara and the eye shadows i use are my everyday eyeshahows which consist of gold, black, and bronze.
i had to squeeze this in. my favorite scent/lotion from bath & body works. its called PEARBERRY and it's also discontinued so if its your favorite then you have to go online to order it.