I’m In Love With “The Real”

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Recently, I’ve extremely dialed back on my television intake, but in the process I picked up a new show I absolutely love.

On July 15 The Real premiered and when I first heard about this show I was excited because I basically love every person on it in some way or another. Mixed all together their chemistry is great; and their opinions are juicy.

I live for this cultural mix: Tamera Mowry-Housley represents for the black and white women because she’s half-breed and married to a white man. Then you have your chocolate, thick girl (watch out for the big girls) Loni Love, Asian persuasion with a touch of hood chick in her Jeannie Mai, Latina chica and former Cheetah Girl Adreinne Bailon, and hoodrat yet bougie black girl Tamar Braxton. It really doesn’t get any better than this!

Now I will say that Tamar is a bit turnt down from what we see on Braxton Family Values and Tiny Tonight. I’m not sure if baby Logan is the reason for the turn down or the network/show itself, but I still fux with it on the low because she gives me the ghetto lip smack and hair tossing to satisfy my thirst for her. Maybe once they get renewed for an entire season she’ll go back to her complete crunk self. We’ll see… then again this level of crunkness is perfect because she can be too much for some viewers at her normal level.

Jeannie surprised me because I’ve watched her on the Style Network for years and always loved her and her blue black hair, but didn’t have a clue that she could get so ghetto, but at the same time she is the most conservative yet liberal woman with a great sense of humor on the show. Tamera comes in a close second behind her although I wouldn’t recommend you sleep on her because between her white side and black side this girl can get kind of wild.

If you ever need a girlfriend to talk to about your chocha with Adrienne is the one I would run to. She has already shown us how to give it a facial, which I would totally buy in a jar if they sold it. Then told us she pre-washes her panties in the shower before putting them in the dirty laundry claiming it to be a latina thing. I do know this to be true for Hispanic women because I live with Dominicans and I’m always wondering why wet underwear are in the shower. Now I understand why and may join in on the fun. #whoknew

We all know Loni Love as the funny one, but she makes it very clear that she is also the single one out the group (Adreinne isn’t married but apparently got a man). She comes off a little thirsty sometimes even though its suppose to be funny. Overall, she bring plenty of jokes and comes across as the ring leader of the group of women and that single homegirl you always wanna go out for drinks with. I’m so happy for her and I’m sure Chelsea Handler is too!

Everyone is older than 30, except Adreinne, but they all have these amazing perspectives to bring to the table that is young and relatable. Their different opinions always surprises me during the first segment of the show. They definitely keep it real with fun topics I wanna hear discussed. I literally laugh the entire show. I wonder if this is the kind of enjoyment my mom gets watching The View? I just hate that it comes on in the middle of the day which kind of sucks because most people are at work (and soon I will be too).

I  encourage everyone to DVR it.. or BET to show it late night like Wendy Williams.

Speaking of Wendy, I love her, but her show has gotten a little too middle-aged white woman for me. I lost my desire to watch the show (I do wanna go to a live taping one of these days) because she comes off like the 40 something year old aunt who use to be fun but has since met Jesus, got married, had kids, and moved to the suburbs.  Now being turnt up for her is sipping tea and gossiping about other moms in the neighborhood and celebrity news she found in the tabloids. In the age of entertainment blogs nobody cares about what is in US Weekly and other tabloids, except old people out of touch.

She gets some tea, but from B list and below stars. She throws shade at a few people, but has backed down from those who have thrown full-blown flames at her (coughs Lil Kim). I love her though and so does her demographic. I on the other hand fuck with auntie Wendy that did that phone interview with Whitney Houston back in the day! #bow

Back to The Real… the show is really cute and I love watching it Monday through Friday (when I get a chance). I’m sure you will too! Check it out and et me know what you think.

-TheJournalist25

HowMyBootyEndUpInTheAir?: IV Play

Many people don’t know that I’m a huge fan of The Dream on the low. Recently, his latest album, IV Play, was released. It’s cute but not his best body of work. That’s besides the point. Although the single, IV Play, isn’t a huge hit or anything like that (thank gawd) I feel like I need to address the statement he is trying to make in this song because it sounds really cute to the naked ear, but you can’t put too much past me lyrically.

If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you know I’m all about the prerequisite which is a part of foreplay. If not, you can read about it here.

The Dream aka Terius Nash is trying to be cute in the way he sings about cutting out foreplay with his woman, but nigga you are not slick!!! For those who aren’t sure what foreplay is its all the things that come before actually having sexual intercourse ranging from caressing, kissing, nibbling, sucking, licking, and of course the prerequisite. Dictionary.com defines foreplay as sexual stimulation of one’s partner, usually as a prelude to sexual intercourse.

The key word in that definition is stimulation. If we’re skipping foreplay how am I suppose to be stimulated and ready to give you the good good?! Is the mere sight of you suppose to make me wet?! Well, okay… never mind that last statement, but you get what I’m trying to say. I would like a little more incentive to stay nice and wet; it makes the moments of pleasure that much more explosive.

I know every time you’re about to have sex there isn’t going to be foreplay involved,  but The Dream’s justification for skipping foreplay is ridiculous.

I can give a fuck about the foreplay, I want it now, I’m talkin’ straight sex, stop fuckin’ around

Impatience on your part is not reason enough to just skip foreplay! Then at the end of the song he’s talking about going all night.

Tell me you gon’ set it off all night

Sir, you want me to sex you all night with no foreplay?! It’s not impossible, but it comes off a little selfish. Straight sex is like for a quickie not tryna pull an all nighter or a ’round for ’round session. Granted foreplay-esq moves can be incorporated during actual intercourse which saves this song from being a complete blunder. You tried it, Terius!

Adding insult to injury he also says:

Early morning, I’m so horny,, I just had it, still I want it, ride up on it whenever you come around

Don’t get me wrong I got that snapback and all but can I get a break?! Can that break be foreplay, please? Wanting stunts and shows:

Now work that shit, do that shit, make a nigga crazy

Which isn’t necessarily a problem because I want to give my best efforts at all times, but if were gonna skip foreplay and keep stunts and shows then I’m definitely gonna need a “throw it in the bag” excursion to make up for it. I’m gonna need to my trips to Monaco and all that shit. After all that work I’ve earned it to the second root! (Yeah, I’m good at algebra too lol)

I already let The Dream slide about sweating out my hair then he comes up with this shit?! Tried It!!

The fact that he really tries to make the song sound somewhat romantic has me giving him the ultimate side eye.

I don’t want to waste your time

Sorry to say it but without the prerequisite being taken care of you’re wasting my time. Or maybe I’ve been spoiled in the past? #shrugs

Overall, The Dream is sending the wrong message to inexperienced young men out there. It’s bad enough these rappers are just talking about fucking bitches, and now he’s tryna cut out foreplay. Whoa, whoa, whoa someone has to call these men out before they run amuck.  The only way this song is okay is if he’s talking about messing with a hoe which in that case I have no jurisdiction on the terms and conditions of their sexual encounter because I’ve never been about that life (honestly).

I’m talking a lot of shit on this post, but when things are still new between your new man (in my case) or new boo (in your case) you just gotta have it all. the. damn. time. anyway you can, and I get it! The adrenaline, emotions, thoughts, hormones are racing and you just want that person on a platter, but that doesn’t give The Dream the right to make an entire song about skipping foreplay. Get your life! Keep that shit to yourself. I want it all!

Points to take away from all of this is:
– Men, at least fulfill the prerequisite (and do it well).
– If you’re a regular dude you don’t get to skip foreplay unless that’s your main bish and y’all been at it for a minute.
– If you can afford to splurge on your woman feel free to skip foreplay in exchange for shopping sprees, trips, and access to your credit cards.
– Real men always make sure their woman’s needs are taken care of first!
– Neither party in the sexual experience should be lazy.

Feel free to leave your commentary below.
*Turns on some R. Kelly* tootles luvies
-TheJournalist25 xoxo

HowMyBootyEndUpInTheAir?!: Body Party

I’m always thinking about what I’m gonna write about next for this site. Maybe even overthinking it (there goes that over-analyzing Virgo trait), but thus why its been taking a while for new post. I’m trying not to bore you with only talk about New York so I figured I better get this one out before the passion goes away. A few people have been asking me for a new #howmybootyendupintheair? and this is the closest thing they’re gonna get for now… but you never know what the future has in store.

BODY-PARTY

Where do I start? You know when you hear or see something that just makes you feel like you can be your best possible self, if not better? That’s exactly how I felt when I saw Ciara’s “Body Party” video. I know you probably weren’t expecting that from me, but hey I am Miss HowMyBootyEndUpInTheAir?!!

This experience (the video and song) has brought so many emotions out of me in those 4:52. I for one just can’t stop rockin’ my hips, slow winding, and looking back at it while this song plays.

First, it took me all the way back to my party days in college. In my heyday I’ve been to some pretty incredible parties, some of which I was the life of. Although, I mostly went to the club, house parties were always the best (except when they got shut down early). Life was like a movie; liquor was flowing, slow songs were mixed in with the dance tracks, and life had no worries. Nonetheless, a good party night always meant my girls and I were lined up on the wall dancing with some guys which is dully noted in this video.

Then, after reminiscing I began to think “Man, this summer is gonna be epic!” Its my first summer in New York, talk about endless possibilities! Everyone seems to be awaiting summer 2013 thanks to such a brutally cold winter. Speaking of the summer Ciara definitely showed us how to get a boo and keep one for the summer not only with her dancing, but with that sexy lingerie piece she wore too. If you haven’t already I need you to cop a couple of pieces (or at least have some panties and bras that match real talk).

I loved her bun in the video! I love buns period honey (my hair is actually in a messy bun as I type), plus they’re the best when going to a party to prevent sweating your hair into an afro (or is that just me?). I loved the blonde, short, tousled curly hair too because a girl needs some hair to throw back and forth when seducing her man.

The dancing was awesome in this video, but don’t fret ladies they’re still basic moves you grew up doing with just a little remix and twist to it. You always need to remix your classic moves anyway to keep things fresh. She definitely remixed a couple moves from the “Promise” video in that silhouette scene. Cici you are NOT slick, but I’ll let you slide because at least you tried to remix it unlike Beyoncé who is still doing all her original dances from 2003 – 2011. I will admit that my alter ego, Brooke, might have to come out for me to pull some of them off, but I miss her anyway so let the good times roll. Don’t get it twisted I still got it though! Hey, hey, hey daddy! lol Don’t get me started, please!

There are a few little details in this video that I love. Anyone who knows me knows I’m all about the details. Ecstatic to see Jazzy Pha in the video!  The dialogue was a nice bonus “They don’t call me the future for no reason” and “He reads.”

There were a lot of little 90s tributes as well. I feel like Ciara channeled her inner Janet Jackson’s Janet in this video with the style, look, and feel, merged with hip hop. Did they low key do the butterfly/tootsie roll?! I’m pretty sure they did. Let me not forget the song samples a 90s summer favorite Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo”.

Lastly, the last song I fell in love with like this was Beyoncé’s “Dance For You,” and although it is Bey season her dance moves are still nowhere close to a Ciara dip and wind. Unfortunately for Ciara she’s not Beyoncé and like I mentioned before its Bey season so I’m pretty sure this song’s livelihood is gonna be cut very short, even though technically Beyoncé hasn’t put out a new single yet. I will keep this song on rotation, but like so many other Beyoncé victims no one else on a public platform (i.e. radio, social media, and iTunes) will, but she can count on BET’s 106 and Park to maybe hold her down. #Justalittleshade

Well, that’s pretty much it. I’m going to go twerk to this song in the mirror. (Bitch, don’t act like you don’t do it too!) Enjoy the video below:

-TheJournalist25 xoxo

Single Ladies Season 2 Episode 10 “Fast Love”

I know I’ve been slipping. I have a valid excuse(s) but I’ll spare you and get right to it.

April Beat The P***y Up

She and Reggie are so wack to me because they’re both selfish. I felt her planning their first time having sex was weak. This bitch aint cook no meal (and we know she can cook), she didn’t have a candle lit, she didn’t even put music on. All she did was dress up, read some sex articles in a magazine (right before he got there) and then told him her plan. There was no build up, romance, or sensuality to it. She should’ve read that magazine earlier in the day while getting her nails done or something. Then cook a bomb little meal set to candle light and soft music. Flirt all night then have him for dessert. Instead she’s looking up like #howmybootyendupintheair? wishing it was over already

She was mad because he’s banging the headboard and might I add sweating, but bitch you’re just laying there. She wasn’t even participating. I believe she assumed some responsibility in the wack sex both times. Check your email, boo!

Now she was on to something when she said “I always have an orgasm… with myself,” spoken like a true woman who hasn’t had sex with a man in a very long time. #sarcasm

She eventually has a talk with him and then the sex was amazing. All of that could’ve been eleviated if she would’ve had him fulfill The Prerequisite anyway. #ImJustSaying I’m with Keisha I don’t fake it, honey. Its mine I get it (2Chainz voice).

Wait, but why did Reggie ask if she was okay down there?! Ooh, he tried it.

Raquel It’s About Time

Another lost soul in this world of dating. I do have to give her props on lighting some candles and putting on that red bustier for Charles. Too bad he brought a friend that night. She was trying to get a piece the entire episode and finally got it in the end. I must say Raquel isn’t a foreplay kind of girl either apparently. She was ready to just get right to it when they were jumping on the bed. What’s with these chicks?

I’m so mad Charles took her literally when she said “build up.” She meant over the evening not a week. Are adults really this clueless about sex?! All this extra stuff is not needed as far as I’m concerned. When Charles sat her down on the floor I truly don’t believe Raquel was into she was just horny and willing to do what needed to be done to finally get the D. lol

I enjoyed when she slept with Nate way more than with Charles because it was more realistic and felt real. Charles was trying to add his intelligence to it and stuff like nobody cares. I’m not opposed to anything new, but less is more sometimes. We will see what Raquel has to say next week about the sex. She’s probably gonna be all “it was magical” or some dumb shit. She gets on my nerves sometimes with that bull shit. Girl please, you like to fuck stop tryna make it sound whimsical. lol

I will say I’m glad that her and April have settled down and are serious with one man.

Keisha Cashing Out

She checked the mess out of Malcolm in the beginning, but at the end of the day she still met with him after her date with Winston. Let’s be real she could’ve made him wait until the next day. I’m just glad to see Malcolm, especially without Taylor’s ass always around even though she kept popping up. Was she stalking him? Why was she just poppin up everywhere anyway?

Anyway, I’m glad she shut Raquel and April down about her trying to be in her business because sometimes you gotta let things marinade before you serve it up. They’re alway acting like they really know the tea with her and Sean and Malcolm, but they don’t. They don’t even know about her date with Winston. They wouldn’t have known about Malcolm either had he not come by Indulgence. All they know is Sean and that seems to be lukewarm compared to her career right now. She has three men vying for her love as of now, who will she pick?

Yes, Malcolm wants her too. He’s waiting for her to fold all her cards for him that’s why he’s keeping Taylor around. Its a chess move to make her jealous and fold quicker.

I loved how they did business together. Building an empire together. While Taylor has nothing to offer at that moment but her good looks. Keisha is still winning. If you weren’t sure before you knew once Taylor stepped to her at the end of the episode. Taylor is just trying to get married so she can get Malcolm’s money and knows Keisha is the only one who can ruin it for her. She’s so thristy its not even funny up here talkion bout ‘I’m in love with him.” What does that have to do with Keisha?!  Bitch. Boo. Bye!

I commend Taylor for trying to fight for her “man” but she’s still wack for even being the situation she’s in.

Am I the only one who found it sexy when Malcolm checked Taylor?! Yes, I enjoyed watching that.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the cat fight between Layla and Sharon. When “Girlfight” by Brooke Valentine came on it was a wrap. I was done. It gave me everything I needed and more. They were throwing flowers and stuff. How did everyone but them end up in the pool?! It was just too much for me.

Was that dress Layla had on from Adrienne Balion’s collection? It looked just like the dress Julissa had on in Empire Girls Sunday night, but in beige. (Yes I watch Empire Girls too).

I’m glad the two ladies squashed the beef and ended up getting Keisha a huge commission, can you say cha ching!

Omar Relationship Status

He’s back!! He’s back to burning, teaching, and calling them ‘bitches’. He and Keisha are back to being a tag team duo when it comes to schooling the children, Raquel and April. He looks better too.

He’s got a man this episode who is playing 2012 social media games. We’ve all dealt with this type of person before. Just doing the most.

Omar was a fool for trying to play sick… or should I say Raquel was a fool for really believing he was sick. I wish my employers were nice enough to give me the day off at the first sign of a cough. Val would’ve offered him some tea and let him rest in the back while it was slow. This fool let him go home only to find out he went to six flags #classic.

Omar’s boo was way too pressed on Facebook and blew up his whole spot. lol He had to go. You’re suppose to wait until you actually meet the friends before you add them on every social network possible. He wasn’t really tryna be on anyway because he didn’t step foot in Indulgence. If you want to get with Omar or any of the ladies you have to come to the boutique and that’s an unofficial official rule.

Morgan All You Gotta Do Is Say ‘Yes’

Morgan is my new boo! I love her! She’s flyy, she keeps it real, and she is hella sassy. She fits right in.

Tyrone (or whatever his name is) deserved to get the comment she made about him being dumb. Why are you over 30 and don’t know what 10% of $500 is? I can only imagine what his finances look like. Sounds like to me she dodged a bullet.

Jabari is clearly sensitive, who’s not going to laugh when somebody trips? lol She needs to keep doing her thing because it’s getting the weak men to leave sooner.

Quick Story: One time I was on a date and the guy hit his head on a sign while we were walking. I didn’t laugh because I was in shock but I did smile extra hard. Hahaha It happens to the best of them.

Now, I am going to need her not to be running up to her daughter’s school over foolishness. Two weeks of detention for talking back to a substitute teacher? The principal could’ve told her that over the phone and called it a day. I thought her daughter had really done something delinquent, after all she is a thief.

Until next week… keep it funky!

-TheJournalist25 xoxo

Single Ladies Season 2 Episode 7 “Eat, Play, Love”

This episode was a turning point just as I expected. It was very refreshing. I needed the romance tonight. This season was missing romance and tonight it gave me life, but by the end of the episode I was let back off my high.

The episode began at Reggie’s new nightclub that April was helping him with and booked Chili for a listening party. Here Reggie is reintroduced as April’s friend instead of her love interest because he lives with his ex-girlfriend still. Charles is reintroduced shortly after as Raquel’s love interest with a napkin that read “I will go out with Raquel before the end of this month” (something to that affect) and that’s where the cute romance begins.

Unfortunately, for myself Malcolm and Sean were not in this episode. Unfortunately and fortunately for Keisha they weren’t and she got harassed in the club by some random rude dude. This led to her British accent general, William, coming to her rescue and showing that chivalry isn’t dead.

For April, this is just the beginning of her troubles when she runs into mayor Howard’s ex-wife at the club. She pressed her, April surrendered only to find out that girl was not really worried about her.

We find out the next day that Omar was supposed to be a bigtime designer of his label MoMo by now when an old classmate spots him in the store while in town for their class reunion.

That same day Raquel meets a man at the auto shop while waiting for her car. He worked there. Instead of asking her out though he just tells her where he’s gonna be later on that night- the club with his friends at 11. Lame!

April “Foolish”

As much as I dislike her I actually felt bad for her this episode because she played herself and got played all at the same time. She put Reggie in the friends zone because he was living with his ex-girlfriend still, which sounds kind of reasonable, but he did just move to Atlanta from North Carolina. Here she is trying to put him in the friend zone when she really wants him and that’s why she gets burnt. She should’ve stood her ground a bit instead of letting the ex low-key make her back off. That’s what Reggie needed and it would’ve given her a chance to really see what the deal was.

Reggie gets approached by another woman while they’re at the gym and that’s when I know she’s feeling him without a doubt. That girl was very bold to even step to him with April right there but in the end she got what she wanted. April got put in the sister zone after her foolish rant about a bunch of nonsense Reggie didn’t care about. Duh! He’s a man.

Then, she runs into Daryl, her ex-husband, only to find out he’s in love with mayor Howard’s ex-wife, Jennifer ( I saw that coming a mile away). She calls Raquel and Keisha but they’re busy with their new men. She’s left to call Reggie and even though he answers the phone it turns out he’s busy with the girl from the gym. Like a good guy friend he still comes to her rescue and talks to her about what happened.

I will admit it is a hard pill to swallow when you realize your ex is on to the next and maybe even happier, not because you want them still, but your just use to being the person they adore. I digress.

After, Reggie comes and gives her a pep talk she finds out that his ex moved out a week ago. Now she feels dumb, as she should, and wants to admit that she wants him as more than a friend to the ladies.

She gets the #girlbye award for the week!

Raquel “Big Pimpin”

Unsurprisingly, Raquel ends up with two men. Charles from the boule (Finally!!!!) and Nate the mechanic.

Both men are charming and romantic in their own way. Nate is just a regular guy though and very rough around the edges. He’s the guy that you wouldn’t mind going out with but he doesn’t have the sense or decency to actually ask you on a date. He says everything but the actual question. Luckily for him Raquel was willing to walk him through the process until he got the hang of it. I wouldn’t have given him the time or day based on that alone, but I digress.

Let me back up though. Just the night before she went on a cute picnic with Charles at night watching the moon and they had a very intellectual conversation. He really listened and invested in getting to know about her. She opened up about wanting to learn the guitar so he taught her just a tad bit on his. He also listened and gave good advice about her issues with her parents. Then they kissed and even I felt the fireworks watching it.

The following night she went out with Nate after he came to the boutique looking for her. He showed a little insecurity as they walked through this very nice and expensive hotel that April liked for its architecture. I enjoyed that she didn’t dumb herself down for him and was also able to make him feel secure in his financial and educational shortcomings. She always adds the class I need to the show.

With that he took her into his world-being a mechanic- which surprisingly she had a little knowledge in too. There was still room for him to teach her something new- how to change a tire. It was very sexy, romantic, and adventurous all at the same damn time. Then they rode off the to get to know each other some more.

In the end of the episode Raquel doesn’t know who she wants to be with. Good thing she has a little time before she chooses. The next episode is probably going to reveal their true flaws and she will probably dump both of them. The way this season has gone I don’t know if any of these women are gonna find love by the finale. I sure hope they do though.

SideNote: Raquel’s black little dress at the end of the episode was very cute. On the other hand her ponytails not so much!

Keisha “Angel in Disguise”

She got played this episode. There’s no way around it, but she was a good sport about it. She also needed it to get her mind off of Malcolm. I’ll admit I was very upset that it had to go down the way it did. Let me explain.

So after saving Keisha from a rude and aggressive man in the club, her English gentleman says he’s in the army and has to leave in a week, but he wants to see all these places in Atlanta before he leaves because it was his first time visiting. Keisha becomes his date and tour guide. They hang out and he puts on this whole act with the accent, says he is going to Iraq the next day and has to leave earlier than planned. The whole nine. She fell for every bit of it too like a fool.

Although, I will admit I found it peculiar that he was a British officer in Atlanta for work. I just never really heard of it, but I let it go for the sake of the story. Plus he was spitting that ying yang all up in Keisha’s ear. I was enjoying the romance of it all for Keisha, after all she deserved it. She quickly got caught up in it too.

Since it was a fling and their last time seeing each other Keisha had sex with him. Right when they’re about to leave one of the maids puts him on blast about who he really is. Turns out that fool works at the damn hotel as a janitor and is from Atlanta. His real name is not William, but LaDamien. Damn homie!!

We also find out he does that all the time to women. It was fun while it lasted I guess. Keisha like the G she is was mad, but took it for what it was and had a good laugh with her girls about it.

Omar “I Found Myself”

Well, in the beginning when old boy put him on blast I was feeling bad for him once again, but this episode was actually a good one for him. We find out that people put pressure on Omar to be a big time designer because he was good at it in school, but he really just wants to do what he is doing- work retail and style people. In other words he’s lazy. We see him maturing a lot this season from a sex-crazed shallow gay guy to a man- a gay man nonetheless.

You can’t be mad at someone being honest with themselves.


#Shoutout to whoever made the decision to Plies “Put It On Ya” I really got hype when it came on. “Ooh Wee!”

Until next week boos and boo-ettes!
-TheJournalist25 xoxo

Single Ladies Season 2 Recap “Dueces”

Last week I didn’t do a recap on the sixth episode of Single Ladies because I felt like it was a turning point in the season. Things are about to change and pick up with this new episode and I just wanted to reflect on the ladies love lives. As we see all of their careers are on point and taken care of for the most part, but their love lives are a mess.

April “You’re Not Bomb”

As we all know by now the season started two weeks after the last season ended and I find it very interesting that someone who is suppose to be going through a divorce and was a part of a huge scandal is just living life single, sexy, and free out in these streets. Women who are going through a divorce don’t typical jump right into dating. Not only that but she hasn’t brought up or mentioned her divorce at all (to my recollection), except when she was cooking that fried bologna for Jack.

From my observation of April so far I have to say she’s selfish. She really doesn’t care about anybody but herself and the outcome. Everything has been about her and her career and what she wants when dating- not that there is something wrong with that, it is what it is. Afterall, she is 25.

I came to this conclusion based on several incidents in the past two seasons so far. Her cheating last season and not wanting to have kids. The fact that she never thought about the consequences of her affair and thought she could work it out with Daryl. SMH In this season she pressed Keisha about hanging out when she was dealing with a break up.

She went from wanting to be a kid in a single girls candy store to actually meeting someone who wanted to be all up in that pussy only to dump him. WTF! Then she couldn’t date to save her life and was being hella thirsty. Not to mention her vibrator went out on her. That’s when she finally met Jack at the strip club and tried to keep him a secret- why are you grown lying to other adults? Girl Byyyyeeee!

She pressed Jack about his lifestyle as a stripper, even though she met him at his job, and wouldn’t have sex with him because of it.

I feel like that’s very hypocritical of her seeing as she’s a female club promoter. We all know it can be a misogynist business and a bit wack if you ask me, especially compared to being A&R for a record company and artist. I may be short sighted but I don’t see the longevity of being a party promoter. Not to mention she has no college degree (just the facts).

Finally, the fact that she never tried to really get to know Bobby Monay. She just wanted him to do the job so she could benefit. She never really tried to connect with him and his personal life or any level other than professional and that’s why he kept playing her ass. Although, she did call his momma, but that was after Keisha put her up on game.

I’m glad that the next episode will bring her past back because it never went away in my head.

Raquel “You’re Not On”

Raquel is beautiful, young, and able to get any man she wants pratically, but the men we have seen her deal with she has not benefitted off of. Not only that but we really don’t know what her dating mission statement is. We know Keisha is just tryna get hers, April wants to date, and Val wanted to meet Mr. Right. Raquel is all over the place the only thing we know is she wants is ‘passion’. Passion is not all that hard to get in the grand scheme of dating. What are you going to do with the passion once you get it?

Victor, cheated on her and I understand why she walked away from it all, but once again if it wasn’t for Keisha she wouldn’t even have the ring to show for it. I’m not advocating being a user, but I am advocating benefitting where you can from a relationship.

She then got with Antonio which we can let slide on that rekindle an old flame and rebellion. He still played her though on that sex addict tip.

I feel like she slept with Tony and then gave up the game at halftime when she was about to be chillin’ in the White House. Girl, get your life. You’ve already slept with him and got invited to meet Michelle Obama, you couldn’t hold on just a little longer to put Michelle up on your boutique so she can go shopping next time she’s in Atlanta. #Imjustsaying

Now, she gets with Scotty which I was glad, but how are you gonna play him when he’s on par with you minus maybe his background. You said you want passion so why are you looking so deeply into things with him. Just let it flow and have fun, girl! Here she goes again unsure, but still sleeps with him. Then Charles, from the boule, appears and you find a scapegoat to dump Scotty. She would’ve stuck by him if she didn’t see Charles right before.

She should’ve had a girls night out and left Scotty at home instead of taking him to the club. Here he gets embarrassed because April doesn’t have as much pull as she thinks and this fool wants to order a beer like he’s of age. When does he turn 21 anyway? Poor Scotty got embarrassed and dumped in the same night. They’re gonna run into each other again afterall they’re neighbors.

It shall be interesting to see how things change for her now that she reconnected with Charles. I predict he might last a couple of episodes, maybe even longer. I can’t wait to see. In the next episode she’s gonna be dating two guys at once. This shall be interesting.

Keisha “You Got Done”

Poor Keisha! The woman with all the tricks, tools, and knowledge. Ms Keisha “Aint Nothing Going On But The Rent” Green finally falls in love with Malcolm only to break up with him after about six months because his ex-wife, Ashley, wouldn’t go away like an EX is suppose to.

I believe that Keisha has made all the right decision when it comes to their relationship, but in this case love just doesn’t conquer all. As we see from Malcolm’s ex-wife and current girlfriend, Taylor, he wants power, wealth, and status more than he wants love. Malcolm’s brother confirmed it too when he and Keisha ran into each other. Now the question is where does she go from here? Fight for Malcolm (which I doubt) or get with Sean (which I also doubt)? You never though with her. She always has tricks up her sleeve.

Its a shame that she kind of shot herself in the foot by tryna press Taylor not realizing how much ammo she actually had. Raquel did kinda gas her head a bit about Malcolm still loving her. Now, Malcolm is cutting off all ties with Keisha which probably has her feeling sick. I know I was sick at the end of the episode. SICK!

I will say in the midst of her losing when it comes to love, she’s winning in general. Sean is there for her in every compacity- financially, emotionally, career, legally- he’s there when she needs him.

She also wins because Malcolm shoved out $200 thousand for her IRS problems and bought her Aston Martin twice. At the end of the day he does love Keisha its just a matter of when will it be enough for him.

Kiesha is never short on men or money although it might seem like it sometimes. If you didn’t notice she skimmed money off the top of that stack that came from under the couch then got the rest of the money from Sean because she wasn’t going to use all her stashes of money at the end of the day.

I’m glad she has a new career now in real estate which is she is doing pretty well in. She handled Val leaving pretty well too.

Sidenote: I’m glad that the show is letting us know that old school southern values are still in place. With the Kappa Boule Ball and the way marraige is discussed among the upper class families. Marraige is more of an arrangement with other rich families than about love (ie Victor and Raquel, Taylor and Malcolm, Shelly and her new man).

Omar “Left Behind”

Out of everyone Omar has had it the worse this season.

He loss Val. He doesn’t get any recognition. He’s never invited to the really nice events, only the club. Got put on blast about wearing fake desinger clothes because he’s broke and Raquel can’t afford to give him a raise. He got engaged only to get dumped. Then his sister, Presley, gets a man and he is disrespected and told to stay out of her and her son’s life by this him.

Where is the love?!

I truly feel bad for him, but he’s handling it like a champ I must admit. I hope he gets some play soon.

Let me know your thoughts on the season so far.

-TheJournalist25 xoxo

Single Ladies Season 2 Episode 5 “Fabric of Our Lives”

Okay I have to start with Omar after this episode!

Honey boom boom, I must say I haven’t enjoyed one single outfit he’s worn all season. Anywho, we come to find out he’s helping his sister, Presley (played by Lala Anthony- who can’t act very well), financially take care of her son. I can totally respect that. Even more reason for me to love him.

I completely enjoyed when he stood up to his sister’s new boyfriend, Marcus (played by Omar Gooding). If he had a problem with gay men he shouldn’t have brought his ass over there to meet him. I just couldn’t believe how rude he was being in somebody else’s house. I’m glad Omar quickly checked him.

Now on to April…
Every episode I always have to grit my teeth with her because I really don’t like her. This episode pushed me over the edge. First, it was the peach cobbler and I let her slide, now bologna sandwiches and red kool aid, bitch please!!

Then, she has the audacity to hold back sex from her stripper “boyfriend” Jack because she wasn’t sure about him, but you were the one who approached him at the strip club. She had no right to go all Diary of a Mad (Wanna Be) Black Woman on him. He didn’t give her any reason to believe he would do her wrong. He was just tryna make his money.

She let her own insecurities get in the way of that relationship. She didn’t want anyone to judge her but she was judging herself and Jack. Don’t hate the game, or the playa when you asked to play. #boom

I’m glad they finally put it on blast that she didn’t go to college. We already knew it with all the references made to her being married very young, but now we are sure about it.

Raquel…
Child, she added an unnecessary number to her list of men she’s slept with. Let me rewind it back a bit.

She meets an ex-football player, Tony Crawford, who she’s a huge fan of in her boutique when he comes in looking for a new suit to meet Michelle Obama in. Of course, he ask her out on a date and she quickly finds out that they share different views on politics and social issues, but she overlooks all this because he gets her panties wet. Although he is fine as hell I wasn’t feeling him.

First red flag- he didn’t vote for Barack Obama.
Second red flag- he doesn’t believe in funding for women sports.
Third red flag- his views on the poor people.

Raquel still kept him around AND had sex with him. He had about six red flags before she finally told him he had to go for his view on gay rights. Damn bitch, you already slept with him and he invited you to go to the White House with him to meet Michelle Obama. You might as well have stuck it out a little longer.

Marraige?

Raquel as usual ran a few interferences for Keisha regarding the situation with Taylor and Malcolm. She called Taylor out about Malcolm still loving Keisha when she mentioned marrying him. Taylor is willing to over look it to be with a wealthy man like Malcolm.

Indulgence

The conversation with Taylor took place at the event Raquel threw at the boutique with the help of April’s event planning and promoting skills. The event was to unveil the new name of the shop, Indulgence. Designer, Anthony L. Williams, known for his being on Project Runway agrees to sell his clothing line exclusively in the boutique shop.

Keisha “Always Lands on Her Feet” Green loses her $150 thousand Aston Martin in a poker game with Luke (played by T.I.).

We find out that Malcolm gave her that car when they began dating. I’m glad to know I wasn’t trippin. Last season I could’ve sworn she was driving a white Jaguar before they got together. I was thrown off when I found out she was now driving an Aston Martin in the beggining of season two. The one thing I did know is that she didn’t buy it.

While Malcolm is at Raquel’s event at the boutique he sees Luke pull up in Keisha’s car.

Shaun also ends up at Raquel’s party with her new man. He tries to get back with Keisha and she uses the opportunity to ask him for the last $20,000 she needs to get her car back. He agrees to loan it to her.

Little does Keisha know that Malcolm has already fixed her problem for her.

Did I mention that she was driving a Toyota Prius during the time her Aston Martin was gone. I also forgot to mention that this bitch still has stacks of money hidden around the apartment still. I love how she didn’t mention any of it when she owed the IRS $200 thousand. Lol this chick pulled a stack from under the couch and kept asking about a Tupperware bowl full of money in the freezer that was missing. Biiiitch!

After playing Luke again and winning she invites him to dinner and to give him a ride home but he declines stating that she’s off the market. Keisha is confused then finds out that he lied about his cards and let her win. We all know Malcolm had everything to do with it.

Let me add that I loved her hair straight in this episode and the yellow skirt she had on with the red blouse. That gold dress was killing the entire game too. #LovedIt

*plays Single Ladies theme song and exits building*

-TheJournalist25 xoxo