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Fabulous Birthday Momma!

Today marks the annual celebration of my mother’s life! She hates recognizing this day as her birthday because she’s getting older, but this woman doesn’t realize that she is still just ask pretty, beautiful, fabulous, & young!

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January Dinner, 2017

She has been through so much in her life, and now that she is finally able to enjoy herself in a healthy state, she needs to do just that! She is such a strong, independent, pure soul & I am so very happy, proud, & blessed to have her as my mother.

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Cracker Barrel, 2014

The thing that I admire most about this woman, is her will to be herself, no matter how goofy, funny, wild, loud, or crazy it may be. She is always herself & it draws so many people to her. She is never afraid to express how she feels, no matter who you are! Haha.

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Kentucky Visit, 2016

My mother is the type of woman that will do any & everything for you, even if you don’t ask her. She is such a caring person, she would literally give you the shirt off of her back if she felt that you needed it. She longs for her family and for love. She loves having connections with people. She’s actually a lot better than me; even if someone screws her over, she will forgive them and work on reconnecting with them, whereas I will cut them out of my life & keep it moving. She’s stronger in that aspect, because she can learn to forgive and move on. I strive to be like her when I grow up.

 

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Mommy & Daddy, 2013

 

My mother was finally blessed by God when she met my daddy, & so was he. He is the most caring, loving, hard working man that I have ever met. He is her knight in shining armor, as well as mine. In a lot of ways, he healed our family; My mother got someone who actually loves and appreciates her, & I got a loving father who loves & accepts me unconditionally, & in return he got a family who loves & appreciates everything about him. Four years ago, our family circle became complete.

 

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Family Clip, 2016

My mother deserves the best in life, she’s fought so hard for so long, its time that she got some more enjoyment out of life. She has many more decades to live through, & so many more unforgettable memories to make. A new chapter is beginning for her, as well as daddy & I. Soon enough we will be living our lives permanently in New Jersey, & she will be surrounded by her loving family, where we will laugh, go crazy, see new parts of the world, and burry our new house with our love.

PS! I WANT TO LET IT BE KNOWN THAT MY MOTHER HAS ALSO BEEN SMOKE FREE FOR 2 MONTHS NOW! After many years of fighting the disease, she finally put them down one night and never picked one up again. Like I’ve stated, this is one strong woman! CONGRATULATIONS MOMMA! I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!

Everyone send my lovely mother some birthday love today!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA! I LOOOOOOVE YOOOOU

 

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War Of The Apes 🦍

I literally just finished watching War of the Planet of the Apes, and it was literally everything! Emotions run high with this film.

We see the return of our all loving ape, Caesar, who continues to try and keep his fellow apes safe from the killing humans in the third segment of the series.

I won't give too much away, but I will say this film will tug at your heart strings numerous times during the two and a half hour show.

It will leave you on your toes! I kept saying throughout the movie that certain things would happen because it was so predictable, yet every single time, I was wrong! You may have a bit of a clue though, if you have seen the originals.

I've seen some of the originals, but it's been a few years and I don't even know which ones I've seen, haha.

Apart from the film making you want to cry at every turn, there are also multiple scenes that will have you cracking up.

My mother, grandfather and I went to the Xscape theatre to see the film, and this location had reclining seats so it's as if we were at home watching it, all kicked back and comfortable. It helped set the mood to really enjoy the film.

My grandfather took us out there to celebrate my mother's birthday, which is tomorrow! Let's all wish her a very happy birthday!!!! 💙❤️😘

If you've seen the originals, then you know that this film is not the end. There will be more to come, but they definitely left it on one hell of a cliff hanger, I won't give it away though, you'll have to see it for yourself! 😉

I give this film a 5 star rating! It doesn't matter if you see it in theatre or if you wait until it comes out on DVD, just make sure you see this film!

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George Romero: A Legend Lost

History of a Legendary Icon

It brings me great sadness to say that the Godfather of the dead, George Romero, has passed away. I know this is no longer news, as he passed away on the 16th of July. But I cannot go without speaking of this legend.

I’m sure everyone knows Mr. Romero from the gruesome horror genre, specifically his classic zombie films. His first original 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead, shocked the nation worldwide. When he made the film, he never expected the kind of excitement & publicity the film received, & that’s when his life changed.

After the New York native graduated from the University in 1960, he began doing film projects, such as short segments and commercials. Romero, along with 9 of his friends, formed Image Ten Productions in the late 1960s, and then went to work on filming Night of the Living Dead, which he shot in Pennsylvania. The king of horror went on to direct upward of 20 films during his lifetime, including: The Crazies, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow, Two Evil Eyes, Bruiser, and many more. For the first 15 years of his career, Romero directed, wrote, edited, & acted in all of his films.

Mr. Romero was also an exceptional writer. Many writings were movie tie-ins or forewords. But Romero also wrote articles for DC Comics from 2004-2005, & for Marvel Comics from 2014-2015. His last writing was called Nights of the Living Dead, which came out this year.

Romero left a whole legacy behind. Back in 2010, Romero was interviewed for the BBC documentary A History of Horror. Romero is known as the “Godfather of the Dead” along with the “father of the zombie films”. Romero paved the way, & holds high influence for numerous filmmakers & artists.

I am sad to say that Romero passed away in his sleep, after a long & aggressive battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his third wife, Suzanne Desrocher, & daughter, Tina Romero.

Personal Thoughts & Feelings

It really breaks my heart to know that Mr. Romero passed away. He was a big icon to me alone, & a huge influence in my life. I literally grew up watching his films. My great grandparents, god rest their souls, used to have the original Night of the living dead on VHS, & I would literally watch it every time I went out there. They lived in the outskirts of Louisville, so it really used to scare me! Also, when I would spend the night at my grandfather’s house, I would always watch the second and third installments, Dawn & Day of the Dead. When I grew older, it became routine for my grandfather & I to see his new installments, such as Land of the Dead, Diary & Survival of the Dead. In case you haven’t noticed, I am a real zombie fan, & of course, it’s all thanks to Mr. George Romero. The horror genre and films alone will never be the same without George. He was a real legend & we cannot say it enough.

It also saddens me that, in May of this year; Romero announced his newest zombie installment: Road of the Dead. The story is set on an island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum for the entertainment of wealthy humans. Romero was the second director to this film, which makes this the first zombie film that he didn’t direct himself, but now the status of the film is unknown. Three days before his passing, on July 13th, they released the first poster for the film.

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A Weekend With The Boys

It has officially been a week since I’ve been in Louisville, & it has been one hell of a busy week, let me tell you! But its been very nice. I’ve traveled around parts of the town and have seen the changes that have taken over the one of a kind Derby City. I haven’t done much yet, for the fact that since I’ve been in town, there has been responsibilities that had to be taken care of.

But I’m here to talk about my weekend. My Saturday was supposed to be spent with my two great friends, Jacye & Maggie, for their bridal shower since they’re getting married in less than a month! Congratulations to the soon to be married couple!

But sadly, our car broke down Friday evening. I went out to run some errands and the brake lines busted, so I didn’t have any brakes, which scared the living crap out of me, honestly!

So, my uncle, being the most unique mechanic that I’ve ever seen, came over the following morning and began going to work on it. I even stayed by his side for the entire 9 hour work process and help him as much as I could, I even kept him in good company, with great conversation and good music. We spent a total of 12 hours together, due to our intense conversations. I felt so bad, for the fact that I had to miss my friend’s bridal shower, and my uncle missed his friend’s UFC event, but I honestly feel like it was all in God’s plan for us to have that bonding moment together. It was also a great thing to work with him, because I was able to learn more about what to do on a car when something goes wrong. For once in my life, my hands got dirty! Ha-ha.

But that’s not all of it. Sunday was also a fun filled day with my other uncle. Sunday around noon, I realized that there was something wrong with my bicycle, & my other uncle, being the greatest handy man I know, said I could bring it over so he could take a look at it. We spent a good 3 hours working on it, because there was something wrong with the front gears. It was another amazing day, because I was also hands on with him, learning the tools of the trade, to make sure I can keep a future upkeep on my bike. I felt like absolute caca with him as well because he was supposed to work on his car that day, but instead he dedicated his time to helping me trying to solve my problem. Again, my hands got dirty, and I actually like it! I could used to the dirty business.

It was a great weekend, to get dirty with the guys, and to gain the knowledge that I gained. It’s going to come in handy when I’m in New Jersey by myself and won’t have them around to keep everything together for me, ha-ha.

But the best part of it all was spending the quality time with each other, & being able to have that one on one time. I also like to look at it in the way that my father has done a good job in teaching me to handle responsibilities and make sure everything is taken care of. Everything played out the way it was supposed too. I just hope I don’t have to do anymore mechanical type work for a while! Ha-ha.

How was your weekend? Was it as fun and enjoyable as mine?

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Meadowlands Fair Night

Everyone had fabulous plans for their independence celebration right? Well so did I! 

I’ve been down for about a month, because I found out in mid June that I have a chronic medical condition. Which is why I haven’t posted much on my website or my YouTube channel lately, because I’ve been fighting the feels. 

But when the Fourth of July came around, my father surprised me with a trip to the meadowlands state fair, which, neither of us have ever attended before! 


This is the very first thing I want to talk about! This mango pineapple drink was the best, sweetest thing I’ve ever tasted! It was well worth the ten dollars. I almost wept tears due to how amazing it was! 

We were at the fair for a good three hours. We played some games, rode the lift around the entire park, and of course had the fabulous carnival food. I got my dad hooked on funnel cakes, so that was a must on the list! 😂

We also got some caramel apples, 4 pounds of candy, and some stuffed animals… yes, you read that correctly. 4 pounds of candy. 

They even had a petting zoo, which is something I never saw at a fair before. They had lemurs, camels, miniature horses, donkeys, goats, elephants, and even a kangaroo! As much as I love animals as well as seeing ones that I wouldn’t see unless I traveled the world, it does break my heart to see wild animals locked up in cages. So I was happy and sad at the same time. You can tell im a good time at the zoo huh? 😂😂😂

The firework show was very nice and powerful. They started as we were nearly off the lift, so we got a small preview up in the sky, that was very impacting! 

Here is my YouTube video regarding the fair! I hope you enjoy. ❤️🇺🇸💙