Sunday, November 1, 2009

Law of the Garbage Truck: By David J. Pollay

Clearly, the name of this blog has to throw you off. But please, keep reading. I was presented with this not too long ago, and it marinated to the point that I felt it was mandatory for me to share it with you and whoever you may want to do the same with. It sort of had that Pay It Forward effect on me. So, here it is. . .


David J. Pollay, the author of The Law of the Garbage Truck™. http://davidjpollay.typepad.com/david_j_pollay/lawofthegarbagetruck.html


One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off to the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling as us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, "Why did you just do that? The guy almost just ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!" This is when my taxi driver taught us what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck."


He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it, and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, home, or on the streets. The bottom line is successful people do not let grabage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!


Have a blessed, garbage-free day!


Now, while I hope this does inspire those who need it including short tempered, sensitive or just plain angry individuals... and while I am in no way trying to be or sound racially bias, of a more culturally diverse backround... I feel as a biracial woman myself that it may be more challenging for someone of a minority backround to find it that easy to simmer down, count to ten and breath. However, that doesn't mean that it's not possible. Practice makes perfect and if we all as a unit take the time to think before we speak and react, we can make this world a better place. I can't tell you how many times road rage has gotten the best of me or even how many altercations I've gotten into because somebody else was having a bad day, simply because I carry that "never back down" attitude that's been with me since I can remember. But, having gone through so many unecessary trials and tribulations through finishing the fight has only made me realize that a lot of that could have been avoided if I had only not taken it to heart, and just went on about my day. In other words, my pride and joy got the best of me ultimately ruining my day simply because I couldn't just keep it pushing and just walk away from the situation. Don't get me wrong. There will be times when that won't be the case when you'll just have to roll up your sleeves, and take care of business the old fashioned way. Sorry for them because although you may not have started the fight, yoou're going to finish it. My point is, that's not the only way to go through life. Fighting is not (always)the answer. Set an example and spread the love. You never know what that person is going through. You may not care, and I don't blame you. All I'm saying is try to be more considerate. Think outside the box. Maybe it's not a complete stranger that's doing you wrong, but like I said. . . There's probably a reason behind that reason that they're acting the way that they are. While it may not be your responsibility to find out what it is, don't add fuel to the fire. Be the bigger person, build a bridge and get over it.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Check IT Out !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCOnX40rf8Q


Check out this new video! Either copy & paste the link or simply go to YouTube. It's the first video at the top, Priscilla Renea - Dollhouse - YouTube Music Tuesday Premiere. Not only is this new chick from Capital Records hella' dope, but MY boy Cal' Daddy Mf'n Newman is featured. Show some love & support! The video is hot. . . & he is looking GOOD.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Grandma’s Pound Cake


First things first, it's time to turn up the heat! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


What you will need:
3 Sticks Of Butter (Softened)
18 Oz. Cream Cheese (1 Package)
6 Eggs
2 ½ Cups Sugar
2 Cups Flour
1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
Cream Butter & Cream Cheese. Slowly Add Sugar, Eggs, Flour, Baking Powder & Last But Not Least, Pure Vanilla Extract Vanilla.

Bake Approximately For 1 1/2 Hours At 325 Degrees, Or Until Golden. Just To Be Sure Not To Get An Unfinished Cake, Use A ToothPick & Submerge It Inside, But Be Gentle. If It Comes Out Moist From Batter, Place The Cake Back Into The Oven Until Done. Repeat If Necessary.
Spray The Pan Or Grease It Thoroughly With Butter. Then, Sprinkle The Pan With Powdered Sugar.
Once You Remove The Pound Cake From The Oven, Keep In Room Temparature Until Cooled. Remove From Pan Once Pliable. Enjoy!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

Physical beauty is superficial. Unfortunately, contrary to what some people believe. . . We as individuals are NOT responsible for what we happen to come out (literally) looking like. In other words, (Thank God.) we have nothing to do with what's on the outside other than keeping it up...or not. What truly matters is what dwells on the inside; character, personality, soul, heart, etc. . . My point is, confidence is understandable & without a doubt reasonable because there is no reason anyone should have a lack of self esteem whether their issue is within or without. However, our piece of work or masterpiece is what makes the difference & what we can take pride in because that has everything to do with us as individuals. As a matter of fact, our parents are 100% liable for how we came into the world. Therefore, thank them! (Or, don't.) So, make the best of YOU. You're a total package! Act like it. Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. Live up to your name. Give the haters something to talk about. Make them proud! (Remember. Haters only allow you to realize you're on the right path & that you're doing something right. Without them, I'd worry.) Take responsibility & do you to the best of your abilities. Don't just be beautiful on the outside, but take action to better yourself from within. You owe it to yourself. Remember, actions speak louder than words. Do unto others as you would have or want others to do unto you. Respect is paid where it is due. It is one thing to say this & say that, but a complete difference when one just does or is. Don't contradict yourself. It's not a good look. Sometimes, life can & will get the best of us. That doesn't mean we don't have the ability or option or changing it or switching up. Like Nike, "Just Do IT."


Be blessed.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Support Ya' Girl!


What's good!>?

Friends and Associates,
I've finally gotten my chance & made it! On the worldwide radio network… http://www.xradio.biz/! However, I need YOUr support. In order to qualify, I need a total of 25 people or more to email xradio@iea.biz. Simply state that YOU support me & will be listening. It's that simple! Once I qualify, I will let you know the time and date of my worldwide debut on http://www.xradio.biz/. PLEASE, don’t let me down.



Sincerely,



Seiko

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Romans 5:15

Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

T-Shirt

Above is the tag in which my t-shirt consists of. I put a lot of hard work into thinking of something original that I could actually feel a part of.
The front of thhe shirt reads as follows in the image. If interested in purchasing your very own copy, please do not hesitate to contact me via email. I appreciate all of your support. Thank you! I accept Paypal. You can also check out the shirt on, http://www.wheredidyougetthattshirt.com/blowup.php?recordID=1831. Enjoy.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Weird Dough


Once Upon A Time...An idea was conceived and birthed on a day like any other in the midst of sunny L.A. 2008 after breathing in some natural smog. Naturally, my mind went sky high and just like any other cool kid who loved the natural chill, laid back lifestyle and look with a taste of originality... A simple yet concise idea became reality and the lights began to flicker as the thinking cap began to pay its dues. With places like the infamous Melrose, vintage shops and the endless boutiques selling their neat t-shirts, inspiration magically appeared to make dreams come true. Although she never knew how to draw on a professional level, her creative skills, vision and diverse culture allowed her to reach for the stars. Chillin' like a villian, thinking of a master plan. . . It was then discovered. Anyone who is someone meaning EVERYBODY has been referred to as a "weird-do.ugh" whether as a playful gesture or a down right insult. Nevertheless, we've all been there, even if it was said behind one's back. (Trust me. I know these things) Regardless of the specifics, we can all relate. Thus, the meaning of it all became clear. (This is not for the ordinary, so if you for some reason or another find yourself to be of such sort... Then, please excuse yourself now. Clearly this is NOT the place for you.) "I only get weird-do.ugh on days that end in y." (Get it? I knew you would.) Being born and raised in a city like Los (Angel)e(s) allows you the freedom and right to be who YOU want to be. Just because you've been called a weird-o.ugh once or twice, or maybe even more depending on the indivIdual doesn't mean harm but simply that you are different and this my friend is a good thing, unless of course your efforts are in vain. (Tisk. Tisk.) In hopes of going as far as possible with this movement because after all, the sky is the limit... Don't be afraid of the lifestyle that you so clearly love and support, and most of all deserve. After all, it's tattood. Yours truly,... street brand label founder. . .

Thank you very much for your patience.

So basically, I appreciate your love and support. Sooner than later, I will be posting replies to all of you wonderful bloggers. I can't tell you how much it means to me that you decided to share your life with me. Once again, thank you for your time. Holler. (:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vent.

While I completely understand if you, You, or even YOU may choose not to take on what I am here to offer, (which is completely understandable) I still welcome each and every individual reading this with not only an open mind, but heart. I am not here to judge, but understand.  Sometimes our insecurities or doubts lead us not to those close for questions to seek answers. We keep things bottled up inside because we choose not to share, or somebody worth enough to vent to. In many instances simply do not have anyone to share with. Regardless of your specific situation, I am here to help. How can I be of assistance? This is completely confidential except for the fact that because I want this not only to help you, but those who may be facing a simlilar problem... I will be doing  a sort of question and answer segment. In no way, shape or form will your identity EVER be given out. So, there is no need to go questioning your personal space or privacy. I am not here to embarass ANYBODY. All I ask for is your time, and the opportunity to give back to the community to those who may be facing some of the same struggles you are. I will be featuring your lives. It's all about YOU. Not only will I answer your questions at hand as best as I possibly can, but also in consideration to what's best versus what sounds good. I will in other words be keeping it real. PLEASE. Submit your questions or concerns to Ms.Seiko@gmail.com. I can't wait to hear from you all! I am just an email away. 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

B-Log

Check out the B-Log on (www.)BET.com/BaldwinHills.

...just saying.

Save the graces for amazing.
Go right first, for what's worth waiting.
Money is a guarantee, so I keep saving.
I stick to the code, what I know, know what I'm saying. . .
Blasphemous bastards will never earn my rotation.
It's ridiculous how many of us stay hatin'.
Ignorant to change, still dumb-y racist.
I'm made of IT, mutation.
Relation, we're all one, fuck faces.
Oh... please save us.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Be nice.

video

Once again, excuse the language. Enjoy.

...uh oh. . . Here comes trouble.

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Based on actual events, , , Forgive me for using such foul language. You should in no way, shape or form ever take them offensively. Thank you and have a nice day. (0;

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Poppin' That Good Ol' Making A Video Cherry. . . Holler.

video

So basically, this is an exclusive... Sike. I made a video for the very first time. Here IT is people. Enjoy.

Bastard.

I caught the 5:15 p.m show at the Aliante Station to see Coraline. Not my idea of fun, but I was taking my boyfriend's little cousins to go see it...and I would do ANYTHING for them. From what I was told, the same people who created "The Nightmare Before Christmas" made this movie. I may have been misinformed, but I am not quite sure about that one. Now, I usually wouldn't go speaking on a movie I went to go see unless it was simply GREAT. The movie was fair, and I wouldn't tell anyone not to go see it because I am by NO means a hater. BUT, I will say that who ever was responsible for writing this film is questionable of being a bigot, or in lighter terms... prejudice. My reason for feeling this way is because there was a little boy in the 3-D animated extraordinaire named, "Whyborn". I wish I were blowing things completely out of proportion. This is not the case. The main character was (ahem) a little Caucasian girl who at a couple of points in time during the movie poked fun at him calling him, "Why were you born". The little boy was African American. It didn't take a rocket scientist to be able to figure out that his name was exactly how it sounded. I felt ashamed to be sitting in a movie that was made for kids... wanting to walk out at that very moment in time. Sadly, I stayed. Like I said, it wasn't that bad of a movie, but all that extra name calling was uncalled for, period. To make matters worse, the little boy's grandmother was raising him. I am almost positive everyone knows someone whose grandparent(s) raised them, but we also all know why. Sometimes unfortunately, it does happen to be because something has happened to the parents. Usually, but not always, this is not the case. Out of embarrassment, the little boy told the little girl to call him, "Whybe". I can't speak for anyone else, but I even feel the nickname sounds bad. Once again, it's self explanatory. Animated movies have always had their subliminal perks, but this one just isn't cool. . .

Check IT Out !

Baldwin Hills 3. . .

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Forest, Forest Gump

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get."
The first time I ever saw the movie way back when, I didn't know what the hell he, Tom Hanks was talking about. Actually, it was Sally Fields, the mother in the movie who first said the damn phrase. Unfortunately but fortunately, it stuck somewhere deep within my cranium. Now I understand. I used to think & wonder what chocolate had to do with life. Given the fact that even an assortment of nuts & chews still gives you a lot of options, "You never know what you're going to get." is absolutely right! Life is so full of surprises, life lessons, heartbreak, heartache, mistakes, people, understanding, misunderstanding, trials & tribulations. Depending on how you handle all of this is completely up to you as a person. We don't always do the right thing or make the right decisions, but that is exactly why we end up where we do. There is always a wrong & right, but who is to say that it's always that simple. That... What we were taught when we were little is what we're supposed to do is really what we should do and have to. Happiness is a state of mind & I am a firm believer of this. Each & every individual out there has to choice to be or not to... be. It doesn't take somebody to make you happy, but in actuality yourself. Based on this, sometimes we as human make poor decisions with out hearts in the right place, but our heads not, searching for that right fix in the wrong way. Lying for example, even if what some of us refer to as a, "white lie" told with our hearts in the right place are disturbingly wrong because there is simply no justification to not telling the truth, the whole truth... so, help me God. For that exact reason, for some strange what goes around comes right back around life altering balance, usually if not always... The truth always comes out. Now, it may not be an immediate reaction that happens right away or overnight, but it happens. If you don't believe me, try it sometime. I dare you. Then again, I wouldn't suggest it. The truth is, a lie is simply a lie & if we care enough... We wouldn't do it at all. It's a cowards call. We've all been there & done that, but it's not the best decision made possible. It is at that very point in time the easy way out nevertheless just an illusion. We may never know what is to come & quite frankly we never will. This is the sick, sad truth. I am sorry. BUT, because I care deep within my heart even for those I have never met nor shall ever... I challenge YOU to make the best possible decision you could possibly fathom because you never know where the wrong turn may take you or what you will ultimately be sacrificing on the other end. I wish you well.