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#100BlogPosts - Post # 7: MCM Jesse Williams

If you recall from my post back in 2012 Jesse Williams was way at the bottom of my celebrity boo list . He was number 11 of 12. The only person lower than him was Rick Ross (Da Bawse). Oh what a difference time makes. Jesse has moved all the way up the list to #2 (no one beats T.I. though he lost some points in these last two years but more on that later). See in the last two years I've learned a few things about Mr. Williams. First I found out he has a regular pretty (and a bit plush at times) wife Mrs. Aryn Drake-Lee.  Then I found out how very intelligent he is and his passion for the Mike Brown situation in Ferguson just did it for me. He was even out in the streets of Ferguson talking to people and hugging folks! #swoon.  He's fearless. He is a black man first and an actor second and I LOVE IT! T.I.better watch out. Jesse is coming for his spot. Oh...and he used to be a teacher. In another life we were married...I just know it.

#100BlogPosts - Post# 6: Maybe They're Seeing Something We Don't Darling....

  What does it mean when almost every one who knows the both of think you're either currently dating, have dated or should date? Do they see something the two of you have missed or are in denial about or are they just misreading the signals of really close friends? It's a male/female friendship won't people find something to talk about anyway?  What do you think?

#100BlogPosts - Post # 5: Is He Flirting? (Don't Be Weird)

       If you know me then you know that I don't get males. Like at ALL! They are so weird to me and that's coming from someone who grew up with 2 brothers and is now raising 2 sons. I mean I get along with them...some of my best friends are male (ha); but when it comes to romance with the opposite sex and I am completely lost. So let me ask you guys what you think.          So there's this guy that I kind of sort of know and I think he likes me OR he thinks I like him and finds it humorous.  I can be very friendly and playful (usually out of nervousness/shyness) when I meet a person and I guess that can be mistaken for flirtation but I don't think I've been that nice to him. I hardly ever see him. But when I do see him, if he's with this one friend in particular they act really strange together.      For example, they once approached me about nothing. That sounds weird because it is weird. They came to my job (a public library) and seemingly forced a

#100BlogPosts - Post #4: Lovers and Friends.

       So today one of my Facebook friends shared an article about loving someone you can never be with. It was an interesting read and made me think of a situation that I am in. Not a situation where I am necessarily in love with a person that I can never be with so much so as not even knowing if you and the other person can ever be together. What happens to love deferred? If you click with someone and there's not just the click but also a spark between the two of you but for one reason or another you NEVER even get to go out on a date what happens. I mean I guess in some situations you won't necessarily talk to the person again but in my situation I do still talk to the person. We have a decent enough friendship but a part of me wonders if we're really good friends or are we holding on to this in limbo relationship in hopes that one day our situations will change and we can give it a shot.      I kind of want to have him court me (although he kind of a

#100BlogPosts-Post #3: 834 Page Views in One Day?

Okay so nothing major here....Just a reported 834 page views on a RANDOM day. This is either a fluke in the statistics gathering mechanism or someone is completing stalking The blog only has 60 posts (including this one) so this is weird and flattering. Oh well, carry on with your lives.

#100BlogPosts - Post #2: Latina's Perfect Snuggly Boo

I was sorting through a box I found in the back of my closet and found this piece of paper that I'd written 10 things that make the PERFECT snuggly boo (BAE, boyfriend, boo, lovebug,etc.) It was apparently written a while ago but the things on my list remain the same. These are in no particular order.  Must have a belief system including morals and values that are compatible to mine . He can't worship the devil, he can't belong to a cult, he can't be so devoted to his religion that he despises me if I miss a Sunday (and trust me I will miss a Sunday or two....or three). As long as he knows that I'm a good person and I always try to choose right over wrong and I know the same about him...we're good. #TeamGoodGuys Must be cute (to me).  If you were to look at the guys I've dated/pined for you will see that they have few, if any, physical characteristics in common. I don't care if other people think they're cute or not. I've dated

#100BlogPosts - Post #1: Introduction, Recent Photo, 15 Interesting Facts

Why hello there, so nice of you to stop by my little blog. I need to post more. There are just not enough hours in the day! Anyway. I love to write and this blog is my therapy as well as my accountability so I'm challenging myself to post 100 times during the remaining 96 days of 2014. I think I can do it. My encouragement will be selecting random topics from various blog challenges whenever I can't come up with something to post on my own. So here we go with post numero uno. Introduction:  My name is Latina and I'm 34 years old. I live in Little Rock, Arkansas with my two sons and manage a library. In my spare time I like to craft, cook, read and write. I would tell you more but since I have to list 15 interesting facts I'll just tell you to read more to learn more! Photo : Here I am. Still trying to lose weight! It's a never ending battle. I really don't want surgery but I may be headed that way in 2015. 15 Interesting Facts: I have lo

Am I Petty?

    I'm not a petty person by definition. Usually. But a thought crossed my mind after going through a situation with a certain somebody that was so petty it shocked me that I'd even had the thought. I'm still on the fence about taking action on this thought so I thought I'd bring it to my blog readers (though quiet, I know ya'll are out there...I see my stats) and Facebook to help me decide.     Before I can present you with the actual question I need to provide you with a little background.   First, I wrote a book. A cute little non fiction number about 5 women and a beauty shop. I've been writing this book for about 2 years. Not because it was that difficult to write but because I'm a perpetual procrastinator and I foolishly yet wholeheartedly believe that I work best under pressure.   Okay. So a few months ago I decided to toss out my procrastinator way of life and just finish the damn book already! I started working on the book like

Weight Loss Update - August 2014

    So I'm back on Weight Watchers. MFP just doesn't work for me. Weight Watchers does the trick. Since rejoining on the 9th of August (I think...) I've lost about 10 lbs. I say about because my weight tends to fluctuate between 5-10 lbs daily...I'm not joking. I hate it. Anyway, I've also started a waling regime with some co-workers and because of that I can tell that I'm losing inches. I don't keep track of inch measurement...maybe I should start...but there have been several indications.   1. My watch is loose. It used to pinch my wrist now I have a little sliding action. 2. My maxi dresses/skirts are longer, I'm assuming it's because there's less of my wideness taking up the material. 3. My shirts hang more loosely. I wish my pants would be looser but hey, I'll take what I can get. 4. A few people have told me my face appears slimmer. IDK. I can kind of tell but not really. 5. My shoes are bigger on my feet.   Here


Don't let the grapevine in any organization get the best of you.  I'm not going to pretend like we're not all human and haven't speculated/discussed the going ons with our peers, but in work,  church,  school and home;  only believe what you KNOW. It's true that a lot of times where there's smoke there'll be flames but again only believe what you know.  Gossiping and hearsay might be keeping you from your blessing. It may be the reason you're not getting ahead at work.  Sure sometimes the tea may be served steaming hot, right on the money and right on time but more often than not the tea can be cold, not even close to the truth, facts blown out of proportion. Or the tea may not even be tea at all. It could be just BS. The saying "If they gossip with you , they'll certainly gossip I about you" is true. You can't really trust anyone when it comes to gossiping. A lot of times rumors, thoughts, and hearsay just come out during casual c

Child Support: Can't We All Just Get Along?

     Recently my Facebook has been alive and thriving with debates about how child support paid by a noncustodial parent to a custodial should be allocated. The reason why this topic interests me is because 1. I have custody of my children and received child support from their father; 2. This debate is sparked by somebody on FB at least twice a year and in my opinion the statements are ridiculous and 3. It is very interesting to hear from the male/non-custodial parent viewpoint. The overall consensus seems to be that child support is child support not mama support . This pains me.       Legally, Child support is issued under the idea that both parents are obligated to financially support their children regardless of the relationship status of the parents. Child support is financial support of children and does not include emotional support, intellectual support, physical care, or spiritual support which are often times neglected by non-custodial parents. So

Diva Tunes: Iggy Azalea "Fancy"

  Ms. Iggy Azalea is the shiiiiiiiit! I love her. First off I ride for all things #HustleGang plus she has a really nice flow. People are saying she stole Charlie Baltimore's style but I say Charlie Who? Don't get me wrong I LOVE C.Baltimore ...or should I say loved know when she was hot?  I can hear a similarity but I don't think she robbed her. The video is cute with it's ode to the 90's classic Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone. Any way this is my jam! Also, shout out to Charli XCX because the chorus is bananas. First things first, I'm the realest Drop this and let the whole world feel it And I'm still in the Murda Bizness I can hold you down, like I'm givin' lessons in physics You should want a bad bitch like this Drop it low and pick it up just like this

Rihanna or Beyonce?

Who rocked the red carpet better? Beyonce and Rihanna posed for a rare photo at last nights Met Gala.  I say Rihanna...say what you want about her this chick slays without even trying. She doesn't always get it right but when she does...DAMN. Sorry Bey, I wouldn't say you ever held the fashion crown but if you did - pass it ma!     ( (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)     What do you say? Who rockerd the red carpet? Which of the two is a bigger STYLE icon?

T.I. Tuesday!

    I've been wanting to honor my boo, the King of the South, TIP, T.I, Clifford, Chief of Hustle Gang, Boss at Grand Hustle; Kaaaaaaaaaaaang Pimpin himself! So I've decide to start #TITuesday. You can count on a T.I. post here at Thoughts of a Diva EVERY Tuesday ( that I remember ).     To get us started, here's 24's the first single that some of y'all may remember (I've been down since the first album I'm Serious.   When TIP hit the big time/mainstream he was featured in the long since forgotten Bone Crusher's Never Scared. THAT verse put the spot light on KING T.I.   Noooooo, I ain't bad, just don't kiss no ass or take shit And I'm a grown man, find you somebody to play wit If you'on like me when you see me, betta not say shit I'll choke yo ass out like Dre did that bitch You betta tell these pussies they ain't fuckin wit no rookie I'm a Bankhead nigga, I'll take yo cookiez! So don't make it

Friends with Benefits

  So when you think of the term 'friends with benefits' you usually think of someone claiming to just be friends but actually getting the benefits of a relationship. These benefits are usually related to sexual acts. My situation is a little different. See I have a situation with a guy that I've known for years that I label as friends with benefits. However, his benefits package has not included physical contact. See the benefits that he seeks are my undivided attention. He wants my opinion on everything, he expects me to answer when he calls and when I don't it seems that he feels entitled to an explanation.  What's up with that? Maybe I'm just reading it wrong. Maybe this is what friendship between a girl and guy is like. I'm a firm believer that it's highly unlikely for a man and woman to be friends just friends from beginning to end without one of them at least thinking about making a move on the other. And I think that in this kind

Weight Loss Woes

Hello boys and girls! I am just checking in with a weight loss update. I'm back on Weight Watchers. I've been doing it for 3 weeks so far and I've loss 6 lbs. I've actually loss 8 but I gained 2 back :(  Anyway, this method seems to work for me. Better than MFP even though Weight Watchers is a paid program and MFP is free. I really wanted MFP to work but it just didn't. I'm a snacker and a sweet lover so I need to get over those...then I'm sure I'll see the number on the scale go down. I'm starting the 30 Day Shred this week....Whenever I get my mind right...Maybe tonight. I'll be posting pics the entire way so I can have a record of my progress. 

Diva Tunes: Episode by E-40 ft. T.I. & Chris Brown

E-40 is back? Chris Brown look fed and sane? T.I. being T.I.? Oh yeah....I think we have a hit on our hands! Video is NSFW! What do you think? What's your current fave song?

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About Me

Because I haven't posted in a while AND I've been on a quest to get new readers, I thought I'd post a fun little about me Questionnaire. I hope you enjoy it. About Me Name:                                     Latina Renee Age:                                        34 Relationship status:           Single (but married to T.I. in my head) Height:                                  5 feet and 6 ½ inches Weight:                                 Too much! Ask me again in 6 months! Shoe size:                             9 ½ Hair color:                            Naturally, Dark Brown Eye color:                             Dark Brown Boyfriend’s name:              N/A Favorite Movie                                     Love & Basketball and A Walk in the Clouds TV show:                                Girlfriends Song:                                      I LOVE music so I could never choose a FAVE Band:                                      Jodeci Book: