Friday, May 24, 2013
Finally a thought comes into my head and I stand up to go and over to his table.
“Hi” I begin and he looks at me. I don’t know what is running through his mind but his facial expression does not really change much.
“Hi, my name is Rose of Sharon, I am supposed to meet someone here called Daniel” I tell him.
“Are you Daniel?” I ask him.
The man looks at me, he has a clean cut face. I am loving this. I take a closer look at his Blackberry. It is a Blackberry Curve, the Javelin the newest one. This is amazing.
“My name is not Daniel, I am afraid I am not the one you are looking for.” He replied politely.
“Oh I am really sorry to bother you, my company sent me here to meet with this person and I don’t know who the person is unfortunately, I have been waiting for an hour and if Daniel is not here within the next ten minutes, I would take my leave.” I tell him.
“It’s alright, and what did you say your name was again?” he asked me, I almost blushed, everyone who hears my name of the first time always asks me to repeat it again. Since elementary school, I have been teased to have the longest name which has three words, like saying Lily of the Valley or President of America or United States of America.
“Rose of Sharon” I replied.
“That’s your name like for real” he asked me. I smile, he grins, my heart has just skipped three beats and I wonder why I am not on the floor yet, he has a great smile. He is a very handsome man, I must say.
“Yes, Rose of Sharon Jones” I reply.
“Very unique name, very nice” he tells me.
“And what is your name?” I ask him. After carrying a friendly conversation for a minute I think I have a right to know his name since he knows mine already.
“Daniel Williams” he replied.
“Your name is Daniel?” I asked. I was about to pass out, are you kidding me, so I just freaking made up a crappy story and now his name is Daniel. All of a sudden I am hoping and praying that my cousin Danielle doesn't walk into the restaurant because she is going to come over here and holla and ruin my little plot with her big mouth.
“No, I was just messing with you.” He laughed realizing the look on my face. “ My name is Phillip Bordeaux” he told me.
I shake my head, a French last name, I like his first name, Phillip.
“Nice to meet you Phillip,” I tell him.
“You are welcome” he replies. I move away from his table and I change my spot to the far end of the restaurant. My phone begins to vibrate again and I sure with no doubt that Danielle is the one sending me this message.
“Cousin, I am so sorry, I should be there in 5 mins, I had to pick up something from the store real quick”
Good. Knowing his name will help my plan fall into place. Phillip Bordeaux, Rose of Sharon Jones has got her eye on you and this won’t be the last time you will see me. I turned to look at him and I see a lady in a black skirt suit walk up to his table, he stands up and pulls the chair out for her to sit in. I can’t believe my eyes. Is that his girlfriend, co worker, lover or wife? He had no ring on. Anyway, I have a battle to fight and that sister over there is not going to win this one.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Argan oil is extracted from Argan seeds which are products of a tree that grows in Morocco. This oil is said to be very rich in Vitamin E, carotene and many fatty acids.
It has a lot of uses but i would focus on the cosmetic uses because the culinary use of this oil is to aid in weight loss, this can be accomplished by putting a spoonful in drinking water, this would curb your appetite and reduce your urge to eat.
It is good for fighting acne and pimples: It is sad that your dermatologist is waiting for you to schedule an appointment so he or she would prescribe a new drug and use you as an experimental rabbit whereas there are tons of natural remedies that could solve the problem, one of which includes the Argan oil. It contains antioxidants which prevents cell degradation.
It is good for healing burns and scars:The cosmetic use of Argan product for the skin. It helps rebuild cell layers that got damaged by burns.
It reduces stretch marks from pregnancy. This is a health benefit,it is so because Argan oil has Vitamin E which actually does the job of stretch mark reduction.
It is an excellent hair nourishment. It gives hair a brilliant shine and is good for taming the hair and removing frizz. It also repairs hair that has been damaged through certain processing example hair relaxers and hair coloring.
It is good for arthritis: a health benefit, this occurs when Argan oil reduced the process of degeneration in the body of individuals going through senescence,
Creme Of Nature has added Argan Oil to its line of products.
If you think your mother-in-law is crazy or evil, wait till you meet mine. I don't think i have the typical mother in law who is bound to give you a headache everyday, complaining about the things you do and don't do, I have the kind of mother in law that absolutely hates my guts, she can't even stand the ground that i walk on.She hates me with a serious passion and I don't know how I have been able to stay married to her son for these many years without losing my sanity. Mrs Pepple Snr is just one of those women who needs a life. Her husband passed away when Dimabo my husband was in college, apart from his mother who dotes on him worse than a little baby, Dimabo also has a younger sister called Ibiso also known as Janice. Ibiso and I have had our ups and downs,especially since she is tied to her mother's apron strings; she tends to behave like her mother once in a while. Ibiso got married a year after her brother and I got married. She married a Colonel and got a divorce from him about five years later after two kids, Alexis and Andrew. She became an embittered woman and moved to a different state.
Mrs Pepple Snr does not like me especially because I am not from their tribe. My father is British and my mother is Black which makes me a half breed. Mrs Pepple wanted her son to marry her best friend's daughter Henrietta who back then was about to go to Medical school. I had just graduated with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology and i went straight to Pharmacy school. Dimabo and I decided to have a small wedding. We decided to have a memorable wedding with about two hundred and fifty guests and have a small wedding cruise but his mother had other plans.
"No way, a wedding cruise, is this Titanic about to happen again?" she asked out loud as Dimabo told her of our proposed wedding plans. She started to speak to him in their language which i had absolutely no idea of. Dimabo gave his mom the ugliest look I have ever seen.
"Why don't you every agree with anything we plan Mama, i am getting tired of this madness, everything always has to go your way or no way." he shouted, he was frustrated with his mother's behavior.
" What madness? You must be mad. You are a very stupid boy.Well over my dead body would I let you marry this Mami water" she responded. Mami Water, is that what she called me, Dimabo once told me that it means Mermaid, did she just call me that.i am laughing out loud, in my mind.
" I am not interested in marrying Henrietta mom if that is what you are trying to persuade me to do. Mama i can't understand you, why do you always have to impose your own ideas on me, i mean Nadine is a lovely lady, why are you making things so difficult?"
"Nadine is white trailer trash as far as i am concerned" she said flatly looking at me straight in the eyes.If the human mind was transparent she would see me holding a dagger about to pierce her sharp mouth, that woman spits venom when she talks, i can't remember the last time i had a civil conversation with her becuase she ends up yelling. If i didn't love Dimabo so much, i would have walked out of the house this instant.
"Mama!!!!!!!!!!!!" Dimabo shouted.
"My son, i want what is best for you, i want you to have a lovely wedding with this your lady here so i will give you my own take, i want you to have the wedding on a golf course, i know so many people that will attend the wedding........................" Dimabo was pissed off.
"You don't seem to understand what we are talking about here, that's too many people and we are spending so much money on just a ceremony and after party on a golf course, i know you want to invite those friends of yours and they will bring more people, i want to keep it strictly two hundred and fifty people." Dimabo explained.
"It's you wedding, are you not proud to have found someone to marry" his mother asked sneeringly at him. he stole a quick glance at me. I said nothing. Dimabo had reassured me of his love and support.We finally had our way having a wedding cruise. We had four hundred guests instead.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The limousine pulled over to the curb and I stepped out. I look radiant in my short, black dress and my black pumps. I walked into the house. I live by myself into a two bedroom condominium downtown.
I opened my bedroom door, kicked off my shoes and sat on my bed. I opened my purse and brought out a wad of notes. My new Client Walter Benson is a rich man and pays me well for my services. He owns Benson Equipment and makes more than one million a year on income. He is the only one of my clients who picks me up in a limo. We had dinner at Ocean Shore Restaurant. It was a great meal and I expected more afterwards but he didn't need me tonight. He dismissed me early. I put the money on my dresser and went into the bathroom. I slowly take off my clothes and go into the shower. I need a bubble bath just to immerse and relax myself. I insert my naked body into the water and allow myself to soak into the warmth of the water which is think is refreshing. My mind goes back to what happened last week. I was at Walter's guest house sipping out of my glass of Margarita and vaguely paying attention to the news I was watching on the Flat Screen Plasma TV. Walter was talking to one of his business partners on his I phone.
"Ten million, that's a lot of money, but I guess I am up to the task, it is a very delicate project and I believe Patricia McGinnis is the best person to write the proposal" he said pacing around the room.
All of a sudden I begin to pay attention to what he was saying. This man even makes money in his sleep; I have to work hard to make this money. I have been his mistress for three months, now I need to become his wife. I don't even know if he is married or divorced. I know for sure that he has no family apart from his security men who follow him everywhere. I have other clients but he is the main one. Another one of my clients Doug Stiller is also a business tycoon and recently divorced his wife of ten years of marriage, he doesn't pay as much as Walter does but he is very caring. At one point he wanted to start dating me but I declined, I don't mix business with pleasure.
It’s just past 7 in the morning and my alarm has just gone off. I have a couple of things to do today before I go to be with Mr. Benson. I need a private investigator to follow him around, no not necessarily, I go everywhere with him enough to know what he is up to. I think I just need to start paying a little more attention to details. I need to start caring more, have more access into his life, know where he lives, cook for him apart from just laying on my back and get paid. I never asked him about his private life because all I have with him is the business of getting laid and getting paid. Does he have a wife? I wonder because if he does it is rather unfortunate.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I would be telling the greatest lie on earth if I say that David Beckham is cuter than the guy sitting in front of me at Mickky's Cafe. He is punching the keys of his blackberry and I am praying hard to God that he would at least look up and smile at me or something and anyway why would he smile at me. I may not look like a million dollars right now but I think I have set my sight on something that attracts my attention. I am sitting in my chair waiting for my cousin Danielle to show up. Danielle is always late for everything. She is my maternal cousin and i love her to death but she is always late. My phone started vibrating on the table. I steal another glance at him before looking at the caller id to see if the noise attracted his attention but he is apparently too busy to notice. I just got a text message from my cousin.
"Rose I think I am lost, I took the wrong exit and ended up on E Street and now I am back on the freeway again".
She might as well be lost because I am trying to figure out how to mingle with this dude and it is not going to be easy, handsome men are just one of the most difficult people especially the ones I have met. I pick up the phone and send her a text message.
"Oh, take your time and why are you texting while you are driving, it’s against State law. See you when you get here and puhleeezzzzzz don't text me back"
I hope that the text message would have an effect on her. I just don't want her to text me back. Danielle is two years younger than I am and is in a budding relationship with a fine young man, she really likes him, I don't want to say love because she has her eyes on some other dude. Finally the handsome stranger puts his phone away and picks up his briefcase, I am hoping that he is not leaving yet, but he is, oh my goodness, why? He hasn't even noticed me yet. I am trying to look at his left hand, does he have a ring, is he committed to anyone yet? Oh my goodness. I can't see. Suddenly this tall, skinny waitress walks by and blocks my view, she is standing right in front of him; I visualize myself standing in front of him saying
"May I take your order?” This waitress has taken total obstruction of my view and she is about to kill my curiosity. She has his attention. He is the most handsome piece of work I have ever seen in my entire life. God must have worked overtime on this creature. Finally she moves away after taking his order, is he ordering something to eat, Oh my goodness. He is going to be here for a while. I hope he doesn't have any lunch date. I have to distract him so he could come over here. How am I going to do that? Think Sharon think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, May 10, 2013
I made the best decision of my life by doing book reviews and i am glad i picked "The House the Love Built" by Beth Wise man to review.
Brooke Holloway was a widow and Owen Saunders was a divorcee. They met at the hardware store and became friends. Brooke was a little hesitant to go forward with the man because Travis her late husband was the only man she had truly loved while Owen was smarting from his wife’s betrayal and never wanted to trust anyone. Forgiveness was one thing they both needed to do. Brooke needed to forgive her father for leaving her when she was young and Owen had to forgive his ex wife for betraying him by sleeping with his friend Gary. There were events in their daily lives that intertwined their lives together and other characters that make the book such a pleasure to read. There are lessons to be learned from this book, forgiveness and faith in God. These are valuable essentials for walking in everyday life.
There were a lot of characters in the book that I had to keep up with but in the end the whole story made a lot of sense. I also love how the title means a lot in the story. The Hadley Mansion was built out of love and the story brought so many people into the house that was built with love and they lived there happily ever after. It is a great love story.I am not going to spoil the rest of the book for anyone who wants to read it. It is a great read, relaxing and the characters are so inter related somehow as the story unfolds. I am looking forward to reading more books from this author.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I stumbled upon this book for the first time when my brother was taking an English class and it was a required reading. I was supposed to help him write an essay but i refuse to read the book. A few months later i became bored and went on Good reads to find a good book to read and then the book came my way again, I had to look for it after reading all the raving reviews about the book and really it has changed my perception on certain things and also the way success is viewed.
The title of the book Outlier is used to describe a phenomena which in essence means something that is different from normal. Outliers in his book are successful people, Gladwell, the author highlighted some factors which could have contributed to the success of the people in question. Some of the people he used were Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, The Beatles, Christopher Langan and so many others. This is a non fiction, self help book that i would admonish anyone to read. There are lots of useful information to pick up.
The 10000 hour rule- where one gets better at what one does with more practice, eg The Beatles and Bill Gates became successful.
I cant believe the book was published almost 5 years ago and i am just picking it up to read.
I give this book 5 thumbs up.