AI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Iverson

Aawwwee :-'(



godiz - how moosi is this ol'souled lil baby? lol I wanna cry, poor thing.

Bling! Bling!



don't forget to brush em' teeth! lol night...night!

Free Love


NOTE TO SELF: There is no man in this world that can break my bond with Christ! 
His love set's you free and there ain't NOTHING better.  
If you wan't freedom know Jesus. Believe that! You think you know... but you have no idea?
Let me know when you know.
Until then... Bless!

2013 NBA Rank


What do you guys think about this ESPN/TrueHoop 2013 NBA Player Rank? 
Do you agree or disagree?

click the link

Face The Facts

I never was the type of person who went on treatments before. Though I've always been good at maintaining and taking care of my skin (thank you very much) But later years I've just felt like hmm... I think It's about time to start with them facials. Clock is ticking.. ain't getting any younger lol So, I booked a facial appointment today, and got me one. And ooh boy! my face is glow-ing!!! Bling! Bling! Baby face. Last time i had a facial treatment was right at the end of spring. I try however to keep it up now, and at least get one 4 times a year, 1 per season. Ladies & Gents don't forget to clean and moisture your skin. And by skin i mean the whole body, head 2 toe. It's the best way to keep a healthy/fresh look.

Maxwell On Tour

Hello everyone! for ya'll who didn't know Maxwell is releasing his new album "SUMMERS" and is now touring. Wohoo!!

Maxwell Talks New 'SUMMERS' Album & Upcoming Duets EP With Alicia Keys

I always wanted to see this man live (Pls Maxwell come to SWE) I missed him the last time he was here, doh! :'-( so, don't miss this if you're in TX, i know i wouldn't!

OCT
26
Maxwell with Anthony Hamilton
2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX, United States

Tour Dates: https://www.songkick.com/artists/4299-maxwellTickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Maxwell-tickets/artist/778926Interview from the ESSENCE FEST http://www.essence.com/2013/07/05/exclusive-maxwell-talks-new-album-turning-40-and-developing-new-cologne/ (i wanna go next year if i can, too bad i missed this one) Also crossing my fingers for a east-coast concert while I'm over there in December. 

Butt & Thigh Workout



godiz - Since I am working on the inside... It's now time for the outside. Today I worked out to this fitnessblender video. I did not do the Active Rest between the sets, cause I'm not trying to loose any weight. Also for starters I did half Reps (6r x 2s). For any other good home videos please send me a link. Ok gotta go my butt is burning.... Aaaahhh!!!!


btw...



Question: Is there any way to workout the red circled parts? To make it look a bit wider/rounder?

Or is there NO hope for skinny people? Let me know if you know.

Bless!

(As you can see - clearly this is NOT me in the pix! It's Annalynne Mccord.
Just using her as an example)

Wait A Minute...Music Minute - Waiting For Jesus

2pac?

Fruit Of The Spirit - Kindness

Kindness is treating others with love and respect. Kindness in the Old and New Testaments refers to love that is expressed in actions. Kindness is not a natural human trait. It must be developed in us to enable us to express that kindness to others in the name of God. Since God has been kind to us, we as God's children should show kindness to others even in the midst of conflict. Over and over again the Bible tells us that we must be kind to those who are poor and oppressed. Proverbs 14:31 says, "He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor." Often the kindness that we extend to others goes unnoticed. But we must always remember that God notices. My sisters and brothers, "be not weary in well doing" (2 Thess. 3:13). The kindness that God shows to His children is everlasting.

Read Psalm 31:21; 117:2; see also 2 Samuel 2:6; Nehemiah 9:17;2 Peter 1:5-7.

Changes




godiz - Me and a friend snapped some pix right before the season switch...

Music Minute - Turn Around



godiz - I dedicate this song to my beautiful sister whom i love (one of her faves) 
Other great songs with DRH: How Sweet, Pretty Girl, Still Be Loving You, Shelter, Don't Look Down, and more...

Read more about the talented: David Ryan Harris http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ryan_Harris

Plane Ticket Booked

Just booked my flight to the East Coast (US) going to be there around Christmas "time". If any one know of any Christian Spoken Word events - in or around (NY, PA, MA, NJ) during that period, please holler!

Take The Ick Out Of Sick

Home remedies are getting a lot of attention again due to the short coming of conventional medicine. For thousands of years home remedies and herb medicine was used to treat a variety of common conditions, there is evidence of the use of home remedies in the Bible and has recorded thousands of remedies throughout history.

Here are some tips: to prevent yourself from catching a cold...
It's sure getting colder up in this place.

This will definitely help you feel better faster!

Natural & Easy Tips

Peppermint for Headaches and Tummy Trouble

Homemade peppermint tea soothes and calms headaches and digestive issues – a simple and wonderful way to alleviate some discomfort.

Simple Peppermint Tea

1 palmful organic mint leaves, roughly chopped hot water

Instructions: to make tea, dice up the leaves and place into a loose tea contraption. Pour in hot water, steep until desired strength, and sweeten with honey and add lemon if desired (see below for these two awesome illness fighting ingredients).

Ginger Root

This also helps with digestive issues and tummy troubles, making it great for the queasy stomach. Ginger is also sometimes used for pain management, so it’s great for easy headache relief. Make this into a tea as well.

Fresh Ginger Root Tea

1 small hunk organic ginger root, peeled and finely grated hot water

Instructions: take the fresh ginger root, peel a hunk, and then finely grate into a tea brewer. Pour hot water over the grated ginger and let steep for 5 to 8 minutes. Boom! Insta-Ginger Tea! (combine with peppermint for an extra-pick-me-up).

Real Raw Honey

Raw honey is fantastic for colds as it soothes coughs, is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal, and helps with digestion.

The Throat Soother

2 tablespoons organic coconut oil, 2 tablespoons raw honey 1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon

Instructions: mix with the powerhouse coconut oil (for some great lauric acid), ground cinnamon (to also help sooth the throat), and raw honey together until a paste forms. Eat the goodness throughout the day and soothe the throat!

Give Lemon a Squeeze

These yellow babies are powerful! They are great for detoxing the body, are packed with vitamin C, is great for digestion, and for fighting off colds and the flu.

Squeeze some juice and add some lemon slices to water; or make homemade lemonade sweetened with honey.

Homemade Single-Serving Lemonade

2-3 tablespoons raw honey (or more to taste) 2 organic lemon juice, freshly squeezed water to dilute lemon slices

Instructions: Whisk lemon juice and honey together until well incorporated. Dilute with water to taste and add ice cube and lemon. Sip up!

Great tips! And you can find more online. In my home when I was a sick kid, we used remedies such as the ones mentioned above.

Fall Through My Lens



 

godiz - Colors/Textures of Autumn by me, taken with my phone cam. None of the pix are retouched.

Throw Back Time


godiz - rewind... ol'school pic of me and my siss going to a fam party.

If You Really Knew Me

Then you would know that... I used to sing in a gospel choir called "2'd generation", from age 18-24. (i used to hide in the back row lol)

A Lol Moment!

Last night I dreamt hearing classical music playing in my dream...
It was playing a similar tune over and over. I wake up in the middle of the night, with melodies stuck in my head. Trying to go back to sleep again... But nope! those instruments refused to leave my mind. I Wake up this morning and i am still hearing this music in my brain!!! Ggggrrrrr!! I pick up my phone (who is next to my pillow) to see what time it is... And guess what? I notice that I have accidentally turned the radio on, "while asleep". I put the earpieces in/my ears (who are plugged into my cell) and tadá! Surprise, surprise... Classic music lol

Fresh Face



godiz - On my face.

Bible Verse Sunday


Prayer - Potential Giver, thanks for showing us the worth of each individual in Your overall plan.

NBA Preseason

It's official... preseason basketball baby!
www.nba.com

Dog Training - Pick Up Toy's

If your house has begun to look like a minefield littered with toys, you might want to teach your dog the command "Tidy Up!"

1. Place the toy box in a designated area.

Deciding on a designated area is a big decision —you can't change the toy box location for a while.

2. Bring your dog to her box with a favorite toy, and give her the toy.

3. Snap your fingers over the box. When your dog leans her head over the box, tell her "Drop, Tidy Up" as you offer a treat (which should encourage your dog to drop the toy).

4. Repeat the drop-in-the-box step four times.

5. Repeat these sessions once or twice a day.

6. As your dog catches on, try giving her the toy farther and farther from her box (which should always be in the same area).

7. After she catches on to this step, go near the box again, but this time leave the toy on the floor and encourage your dog to pick it up.

You can increase the number of toys she picks up. Start by rewarding only a two-toy drop. Then a three-toy drop, then four.

Have fun! :-)

Bun-Day

A cinnamon roll (also cinnamon bun, cinnamon swirl and cinnamon snail, is a sweet roll served commonly in Northern Europe and North America.
The Swedish bun is lighter and fluffier over the chewy and sugary American bun.

Cinnamon Bun Day was launched on October 4 in Sweden (also International Children's Day) the thought of "Cinnamon Bun Day" was that there would be a day of caring.

Read more: http://www.su.se/english/about/news-and-events/cinnamon-bun-day-kanelbullens-dag-1.5166


Here It goes: Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Yields: 40 buns


Ingredients: For the starter dough
500 ml milk (liquid or powder milk)
500g all-purpose flour, sifted
50g fresh yeast for the buns
200g sugar
1 ½ tablespoons ground cardamom
Pinch of salt
550g all-purpose flour, sifted
1 egg
200g butter, softened

For the filling:
200g butter softened
1 vanilla bean (optional) 
200g sugar
Ground cinnamon
1 egg, lightly beaten
Pearl sugar, coarse muscovado sugar or just regular sugar to sprinkle.

(you can also replace all the sugar to muscovado if you like)

Method:
1. Scald the milk by heating it in a small pan until it almost reaches boiling point, then allow it to cool. Scalding the milk makes the finished buns softer.
2. Crumble the yeast in a clean bowl. Pour in some of the tepid milk and mix to dissolve the yeast. Add the rest of the milk and the sifted flour and stir everything together until the mixture comes off the sides of the bowl. Leave to proof overnight in the fridge.
3. Once the dough has risen, remove from the fridge and work in the rest of the ingredients. Start by adding the sugar, cardamom, salt, flour and egg to the starter dough. Knead into a smooth and supple dough. It will take about 10 minutes if you are using a stand mixer, and longer if you knead by hand - about 15-20 minutes.
4. Finally add the softened butter to the dough. This will be hard to work into the dough but it will eventually incorporate, leaving you with a smooth and glossy dough.
5. Cover with plastic wrap and place the dough back in the fridge for another 30 minutes. In the meantime make the filling by beating the butter with the sugar and the seeds of the vanilla bean.
6. Divide the dough in half. Using one half, roll into large rectangle of about 1.5 cm in thickness. Using a spatula spread half of the filling over the dough dusting with ground cinnamon as desired. Fold the rectangle into thirds lengthwise: lift a third of the dough towards the middle, then fold down the top third as well, to make a very long and thin rectangle.
7. On the short side of the dough cut about 16 to 20 strips of dough each about 2 cm thick. Take one of the strips and cut right the way through stopping at about 2 cm from the top. Pick up a strip of dough and twist the two ends in opposite directions two or three times and then coil the strip in on itself, tucking the ends underneath and sealing them in place with a dab of water. Once you have twisted all the strips, place them in paper muffin cups on a baking tray. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise for another 60 minutes.
8. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
9. Brush each bun with a little bit of egg and sprinkle with pearl sugar or the coarser muscovado sugar. Bake the buns in oven for approx. 8-12 minutes or until light golden in color. Allow to cool on a wire rack before eating.

Notes:
Butter usually prohibits gluten to develop in the dough so by adding it after the dough has been kneaded helps the gluten process to develop better. These freeze well, all you have to do is wrap in aluminium foil or plastic bags and keep in the freezer. Reheat (microwave) in the oven at 150° C.

Watch video:
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tSm7HyoF0Hw




godiz - I haven't had any sweets for almost two weeks now, yaye! me. (trying to stay away as much as possible) But today since It's Bun-day lol, I actually had a couple of cinnamon buns.
I've been doing pretty good this far with the sugar plus eating healthier "I don't feel as guilty"
And I will continue to do good... Maybe every now and then - a little sweet treat and some junk will slip in my mouth, but only "on special occasions" I'm considering learning how to bake healthier as well. And hey can't forget exercising.

The pics above is my own attempt of the roll's. They turned out pretty good if I may say so myself :-) maybe not the best looking lol

His Airness 50+

Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan has been doing a lot of promotion for the new video game NBA 2k14. Here is an extensive interview with the former NBA star.
Jordan talks about his career, compares the NBA now to the NBA he played in, and asks what twerking is.
Here are the best five quotes from the uncensored interview of Michael Jordan in NBA 2k14.
On physical play in the NBA...
MJ - "Physically it was a much more physical game than what it is today, you couldn't walk across the lane without getting checked...you always had to pay a price. Those kinds of things these kids don't even have a clue on how we had to grow up and how we had to play". 
Influences...
MJ - "The people that influenced my basketball skills when I was growing up as I was watching the NBA...Walter Davis, Dr. J (Julius Irving), David Thompson" 
On trash talking...
MJ - "I only talked trash to people that I knew, my friends Patrick Ewing, Bird, Magic those type of guys but I never talked trash to people I didn't know...and if they (other people) did, my game would always do the talking I'd never say anything"
On OJ Mayo...
MJ - "In front of my camp he starts this thing about you can't guard me, you can't do this...then finally I'm like look dude you may be the best player in high school but I'm the best player in the world. From that point on it was a lesson...if you could ever ask him that, ask him about that thing that happened in my camp. I don't consider that trash I consider that a fact".
On playing the best of the best in one-on-one...
MJ - "Start off with Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant in his prime, Lebron in his prime, D-Wade in his prime, Melo that's a good start. I don't think I'd lose other than Kobe Bryant because he steals all my moves". 
On twerking...
MJ - "I'm not a twitterer, I'm not a twerker, I'm not a facebooker, I'm not nothing, I'm old school. What is twerking by the way?"
www.businessinsider.com

Here's another interview from his 50'th b-day earlier this year.


godiz - keep it ol'school!

Draw It Down



godiz - sometimes when I have nothing to do, I like to draw. I used to do it all the time when I was younger. I'm not as great as I used to be, but it still can be fun from time to time :-P (shoe almost done)