Monday, January 26, 2009

67 - Yo dawg, that was just alright for me...

These are the words I have been hearing lately from Randy Jackson as I rock out Beyonce's "Crazy in Love", Kelly's "Since U've Been Gone", and Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer". Yes, folks, it's true. I now have American Idol Encore 2 for our PS3 (thanks to DH). And I will admit to you all that I have spent about 7 hours in the last three days pretending that I am a rock star and an R&B deva. It has been so much fun...just what the doctor ordered. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who needs a break from their real world.

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the other black man in my life these days...Billy Blanks. I have been working out with Billy and his Tae Bo moves pretty religiously for the past couple of weeks.

These two gentlemen have provided me with ways to calm my mind down. Usually, my mind goes a mile a minute all the's a sample minute...

"What would Freud think about that? Is there a God? Why can't I fit into any traditional religion? Why do I care? What am I making for dinner? I should try something new. I need to challenge myself. Wow, the world is so big and I am so small. Why does this matter? Why does anything matter? Where's our baby? I hope Alex doesn't get bit by a bug in Africa. I can't wait to see what Obama does for our country. What's for dinner again?...blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda."


But when I'm rockin' out Beyonce or "double timing" it with Billy, my mind quiets. And thanks me for giving it a rest.


Angie said...

Good for you ~ you are so right, IF should not define us. I love the new perspective "through your lens"!

BTW, thanks for the tips on mindless entertainment! Maybe, I'll talk DH into buying AI for our PS3! There is a little rockstar in all of us! ;-)

coolcapmom said...

I love your new blog. You are so much more than IF! You are the best friend, auntie, volunteer, teacher, leaf raker :) in the world. We love you and Alex. That said, we know you WILL also somehow, someday be the BEST parents.

Jill M. said...

I love the new look!

DAVs said...

It sounds like you're having fun! While I don't have any gaming systems, I DID buy the original Billie Blanks VHS tapes way back when...and really liked it.
I'm glad these things calm your mind--sometimes there's so much to think about it's better to not think about anything. Lee's really gotten good at this through meditation, but I find that I need to work out so hard it's impossible to think about anything else but breathing/keeping alive :)

taebo_melanie said...


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To say thank you we'd like to send you a free t-shirt, if you will send your t-shirt size and mailing address to we will get that out to you!

You can also check us out at and

Have a great day and enjoy your workouts!