Thursday, December 29, 2011

Almost 2012!!!

It is almost 2012, and it just seems like 2011 just got here.  I'm not so sure if I'll be making any resolutions yet though; if any, it'll probably be something simple like read more books, write more scripts, focus on my yoga more, and get more followers on my blogs.  I think that each of these resolutions could be achieved with the right kind of mindset.   Surprisingly, I don't have much to talk about, but I have lots to do!!!  So, with that said, I should probably hop to it all!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011


I'm extremely tired, but I just wanted to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas.  I also wanted to let you all know that my Secret Santa ended up being my mommy (huge shocker to me)!!  I had my father's name, and even though it was kinda hard to buy for him, he enjoyed each and everyone of his gifts.  Hope you all enjoyed your day, your food, and the time spent with your family; I know I surely did!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tomorrow is The Semi-BIG Day

So tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and I couldn't be more excited.  Tomorrow is the day that I find out who my Secret Santa is...and I cannot wait, I'm super excited.  Today was my dad's birthday and I think he really enjoyed it despite the fact that we were really busy today.  Chris came over today and I really enjoyed seeing him.  When we have our good days, it's really good, and it definitely makes me appreciate having him as my best friend.  It's been a semi-long day and I'm pooped, but if I go to sleep now, I'm not going to be able to sleep through the night.  Just my luck!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 2 of Secret Santa

So today was day two of our Secret Santa giveaways, and I don't know why, but I'm completely convinced that either my dad or my older sister, Lucy, has my name, but we shall see.  Today was a very busy and long day...and the worst part about it is it's going to keep getting busier and longer, until after Christmas.  I'll just be happy when Christmas gets here...I always feel like a little kid around this time of year!!  In other news, Chris is coming home tomorrow, so this should be an interesting two weeks...I hope we can survive it lol!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 1 of Secret Santa

Sooo we started exchanging our Secret Santa gifts today, and everyone was very excited; I think my person was very satisfied with their gift.  I know I was very satisfied with my gift!!  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to pig out, and that is exactly what my Secret Santa made me do today; I had food, and I loved it.  For example, I had a box of brownies, and I'm literally almost out!!  I have no clue who has my could be either of my two sisters, my mom, or my dad (even though this would be his third year in a row having my name!! lol).  On Christmas Eve though, I will be sure to let you all know who's name I had, and who had mine!!!  On another note, tomorrow I have some last minute Christmas shopping to do, so this should be fun, and hopefully not hectic!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

7 Days Until Christmas

I can't believe that Christmas is LITERALLY a week crazy is that??  I don't know how holidays are for y'all, but it can get pretty hectic over here at my house.  From cooking, to baking, to serving, and can be overwhelming, even if it's something we've been doing for years.  With all the preparations and activities leading up to Christmas, and even on that day, I think it's safe to say that my Christmas is always the day after.  The food tastes better, you get to really sit down and enjoy your presents, and you get to be lazy until New Year's Eve...well, not me of course, but other people might have that luxury.  On another note, boy it felt really good not having to do homework today!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Winter Break and Everything Else

I feel completely shameful because of the fact that I have not blogged since December 6th, but I have a very good excuse; I was SUPER BUSY with school, but now that I'm finished with everything for the semester, I'll have enough time to read, write, and blog about it all!!  So am I the only one who is SUPER EXCITED at the fact that there is only NINE MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!  Boy, that time sure did pass by fast; just think, in a few more weeks, it'll be 2012!!

Only 9 more days until Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Since I'm taking a break from my homework, I decided that now would be the perfect time for me to blog!!  So today is Day 1 of Finals and I'm actually looking forward to this Final...especially since it's what I do best; writing!!!  That's right, for my Final, my Screenwriting 2 class requires us to polish our short scripts that we've been basically working on for 14 weeks now.  I'm so excited because although it's a short script, it's the first script that I've ever finished in my ENTIRE LIFE...seeing as to how I'm going to be doing this for a living, I'd better get started on all of those full-length feature screenplays that I have roaming around in my head!!  I honestly love writing, and could not imagine my life without it.  So over the break, I am DETERMINED to pick one of my thirteen script ideas that I have and apply what I've learned in my Screenwriting class to help me finish it.  Lucky for me I have over a month off, so I should be able to get pretty far with this; I sure can't wait, and I will definitely keep y'all posted.  In other news, can you believe there are 19 MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

School, Christmas, & Everything in Between

It has been really hard trying to balance school and everything else!!  Luckily, I only have a couple more weeks and then I'm free for almost a month!!  I honestly cannot wait until December 17th so I can be free of school...don't get me wrong, I absolutely love school, but sometimes I'd just like my free time to be able to read, blog, and just do whatever and not worry about deadlines!!  I know that it'll all pay off in the end though.

A really great tradition that my family has been doing for about three years now are pulling names on Thanksgiving day.  Of course we still buy gifts for everyone, but this is something we do leading up to Christmas day just to have a little fun.  We have five people in my house, so it works out perfectly.  The first year, I had my younger sister's name and it was really fun buying for her because I know her better than I know anyone else in my entire life; we are like twins, even though we're a year apart.  Last year, I had my older sister's name, which was also very fun because she's into the whole baking thing, so it was very easy to buy for her.  I'm not very good at keeping secrets, but I'm determined to not reveal whose name I have this year until the last day.  The last two years, my dad had my name, so I'm very anxious to see who has it this year.

Lastly, the past few days I've been struggling to make things work with my long distance friend.  I've always heard that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but I highly disagree with that saying.  I have this friend (whose name will remain anonymous), and things are absolutely good for us when we're together, but when we're apart, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE...I have no idea why this happens, but it always ends up happening.  I wish I could fix it, but I have no idea how.  We're both really great people, but sometimes being great people just isn't enough, I guess.  I'm sure we'll get it together though, it just stinks right now is all!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!!

Tonight was EXCELLENT!!  My family and I had a date night; we ate dinner and watched Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.  I know this is going to sound absolutely crazy, but tonight was my first time ever watching this movie!!  Shocking, right?  I really enjoyed it a lot, and I found it very hilarious that my dad practically knew the entire movie word for word; it's his favorite Christmas movie.  So now that our Christmas tree is up, we've watched our first Christmas movie together as a family, everything seems to be falling right into's really starting to look like Christmas.  Now, all we're missing is snow, which I doubt'll happen down here, but hey, a girl can hope, can't she??

Monday, November 28, 2011

New Blog Idea

I cannot believe that I missed blogging last night!!!  What is wrong with me??  Okay, so I got a little consumed with homework last night, which kept me from blogging, but hopefully that doesn't happen again.  So as I've been browsing the blogging word, and I ran across a lot of blogs on book reviews and I absolutely LOVED them; they inspired me to start one.  So for the next few days (hopefully by the weekend), I will have my new blog up and running which will be dedicated strictly to eBook reviews!!!  I don't know if I've mentioned this before or not, but I am OBSESSED with my Kindle app on my Mac.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Racism...Will it Ever End???

Racism (noun):  Prejudice or discrimination directed against someone of a different race based on such a belief.

WE ALL BLEED RED PEOPLE...get it together!!
A lot of people are blinded by the fact that racism is still a HUGE issue out there in the world today...people can say what they want, but I feel like it is still an issue.  For example, today while I was scrolling through the News Feed on Facebook, a young man made a comment that was so offensive that I REFUSE to repeat here.  My thing is, if you're going to judge someone, don't group all people together just because of their race; if you think a person is ignorant or dumb, it's not because they're black, white, red, yellow, purple, it's because of their character.  When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his speech, he said that people should by judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin, and I think people should take this into consideration.  I honestly don't get racism, I don't understand why people, mainly minorities, are so looked down's 2011; this has to end at some point!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

What is Love???

Today while I was on Twitter, I ran into this quote:  "Love exists in many shapes and forms; in math, love is a problem.  In history, a battle.  In science, a reaction, and in art, a heart."  This quote completely stunned me, because all of those things are true.  Love is something that everyone will experience at some point in their life.  To me, love is like art; now, it could be because of the fact that I'm an art student, but I don't know.  I'm in love, but not with a guy, with my writing.  I love art period; I love how people's stories can be told through art, whether it's writing, paintings, drawings, even fashion.  I also love how this three letter word can have so many forms.  Art and love is amazing!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving & Leslie DuBois

First and foremost, I would like to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving...I hope that your days were fun, safe, and filled with great food.  I must admit, I've never been big on Thanksgiving, and it's not because I'm not thankful for everything I've been blessed with; honestly, I'm not sure what it is.  This Thanksgiving was very different though, I guess after you've been through as much as I've been through these past couple of years, you learn to appreciate things a lot more than you used to.  You should never let a day go by without letting your family and friends know how much you love them; I ALWAYS let my family know how much I love them, but friends are a little different. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my friends, but I'm sure it'd be weird if I'd tell them that I loved them every single day, especially a select few.  If they were to have any doubt though, they should know that I'm very thankful for them.

In other news, I did absolutely nothing today, except for stuff my face (which I refuse to work off) and finished reading my book, "Ain't No Sunshine," and I must say that book was MAGNIFICENT.  I don't think I've ever read a book with so many twists and turns, but it was done very tastefully.  I don't wanna spoil the ending, but I guarantee you, you will not see it coming.  Leslie DuBois is an amazing author, whose books touch on some very touchy subjects, including interracial relationships.  The next book on my list is "The Queen Bee of Bridgeton" by Leslie DuBois.  

Everyone should read this definitely makes you wonder:  HOW FAR WILL YOU GO TO BE WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE??

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Forbidden Love

Today has been a very productive day, and it's all because of this book I've been reading.  A few hours ago, I started reading this book called "Ain't No Sunshine" by Leslie DuBois, and it is very magnificent; I would definitely recommend this book to people.  It's about this young Caucasian man who is being accused of killing his father, but the story walks you through his past.  He has a friend, Ruthie, she's African-American, and she's his rock, basically.  They were often looked down upon because they were always together, despite people's feelings towards the whole whites and blacks being together.  This book intrigues me so much, because to this day, people still have a problem with interracial relationships; I don't see what's so wrong with it though.  If two people are in love, then they have a right to be in love without being judged.  Love should see no color nor sex, love isn't meant to be forbidden.  Knowing that interracial relationships are still looked down on (somewhat), saddens me because I just feel like everyone is meant to have that one true love...they shouldn't have to spend their entire relationship defending it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Confession Session

1. Were you named after anyone?  As a matter of fact, yes, I was.  My parents thought that they were expecting a little boy, and had plans to name me Joseph, after my Grandfather, but since I ended up being a girl, I ended up with Josephine.

2. Over used phrase?  Oh em gee!!!

3. Do you like your handwriting?  I absolutely love my handwriting, because it's neat and you can read it very easily.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat?  Bologna.

5. Do you have kids?  Thankfully, no!!  Don't get me wrong, I love kids, but I need to focus on me right now, and I'm way too young.

6. If you were another person would you be friends with you?  Absolutely not…because of the fact that I know how I am, and I can be very moody!!

7. Do you have siblings?  I haves three sisters (2 older (Kedra & Rosa) and 1 younger (Nay)).

8. Person you can tell anything and everything?  Besides my sister/best friend, Nay, I can definitely tell my best friend, Chris, any and EVERYTHING.

9. Goal for this year?  My goal for this year is to start working on a script for a full length movie.

10. What is your favorite cereal?  Captain Crunch

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?  I usually wear flip flops or slippers because I'm lazy, pretty much, but when I do actually wear sneakers, I don't untie them.

12. Do you think you are strong?  Never really thought about it.

13. What is your favorite ice cream?  I'm actually lactose intolerant, so no ice cream for me.

14. Favorite eye color in the opposite sex?  Green…hands down!!

15. Red or pink?  Both…they remind me of Valentine's Day!!! <3

16. First thought waking up?  This is probably going to sound weird, but every morning, the first thought in my head is the Duck Tales theme song.

17. Relationship status?  Single!!!

18. What is your zodiac sign?  Aquarius.

19. Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?  My favorite pair of shoes are any shoes that don't require me to put any socks on…like flip flops, slippers, or even my very hot silver heels!!

20. Favorite meal?  Spaghetti with meatballs.

21. Favorite number?  8.

22. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?  Pink, because it's my favorite color.

23. Favorite smells?  Vanilla.

24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?  Father.

25. Mountain hideaway or beach house?  Beach house.

26. Favorite sports to watch?  Football and basketball.

27. Hair color?  Black.

28. Eye color?  Brown.

29. Do you wear contacts?  No, I wear glasses…which isn't such a bad thing.

30. Dream tattoo(s)?  Ambigram of my parents name and definitely something to represent my passion for writing.

31. Scary movies or happy endings?  Depending on the mood that I'm in.

32. Last movie you watched?  The Roommate, and I can gladly say that I'm very happy that my roommate is my sister.

33. Favorite article of clothing?  Sweat pants and tank tops.

34. Summer or winter?  Winter…I love the cold!!

35. Hugs or kisses?  Hugs.

36. Favorite dessert?  Cinnamon rolls.

37. Kickboxing or cardio?  Neither…I'd much rather go for some Yoga.

38. Computer or television?  Both…the television inspires some of my best writings, which I happen to do on my computer.

39. What book are you reading now?  I haven't started reading this yet, but the book that's next on my To Read list on my Kindle app is "Charlie Woodchuck is a Minor Niner" by Dalya Moon.

40. What is on your mouse pad?  Dora The Explorer and Boots.

41. Like cuddling?  Yes.

42. Favorite sound?  Rain.

43. Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears?  Both.

44. What is your dream car?  Cadillac Escalade.

45. Do you have a special talent?  If burping louder than most of the guys I know counts, then yes.

46. Where were you born?  Louisiana.

47. Where would you like to live?  Manhattan.

48. Muscular or skinny guy?  I would much rather a muscular guy.  I like for my guys to be much bigger than me; I'd hate for my guy to be able to fit into my skinny jeans.

49. What brings you the most joy?  My family, friends, and my writing.

50. What piece of advice would you give to your young self?  Always strive for YOUR best, and never settle for anything less.

Monday, November 21, 2011


I just wanted to take this time out to thank each and everyone of you who are kind enough to read/follow my blog.  In This Moment is going to be just as unique as I am, and I will touch on a variety of things, but mainly my life, and how I manage to deal with my daily craziness.  I hope to be able to make a post at least once a day, but you know things never go according the way we want them to, but I'll MAKE time for this.  With this blog, I hope I can just encourage people to be themselves, and enjoy everything that is IN THIS MOMENT!!