Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I like to say that in most cases the saying "Two wrongs don't make a right" means "Two wrongs means no ones right", this is especially applies to the newly traded Ron Artest to the Houston Rockets and the relationship (or lack there of) with Yao Ming.

According to a recent article on
ESPN when asked about Ron's past Yao responded with "Hopefully, he's not fighting anymore and going after a guy in the stands," Yao said. Take notes:

Mistake 1 (Yao): Yao shouldn't have flipping off at the mouth..what happened to his media training? He knows better.

So of course, Ron Artest always being himself responded saying "I understand what Yao said, but I'm still ghetto, That's not going to change. I'm never going to change my culture. Yao has played with a lot of black players, but I don't think he's ever played with a black player that really represents his culture as much as I represent my culture. Once Yao Ming gets to know me, he'll understand what I'm about."

Culture meaning going into the stands and throwing bows, getting suspended? Just a question.

"If you go back to the brawl, that's a culture issue right there," Artest added, "Somebody was disrespecting me, so he's got to understand where I'm coming from. People that know me know that Ron Artest never changed."

Mistake 1 (Artest): Artest definitely knows better about flipping off at the mouth.
Mistake 2 (Artest): That brawl, both parties were in the wrong: culture had nothing to do with it. (Alcohol and Tempers were the source in that)

Ron also went on to say that Yao Ming has still failed to call him to welcome him to the team. I definitely since a Shaq and Kobe situation minus the athletic talent of course.

The moral of the story is that this could have all been prevented if Yao and Artest would just shut up. That's why there's publicist's, I know these two don't get the spotlight much. But please do us a favor, stick to playing basketball only. Thanks.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Can anybody say "Throwback Friday"? For real though, sorry for the delay in posts I'm just trying to get my life back to normal, and that is so hard to do after a vacation. So, in true throwback fashion, I have given you a gift in the form of Groove Theory--"Tell Me". Circa 1995. Amel Larrieux is still fire..gotta love her.
This song is one of my favorites that never seems to be too far out of my reach. Enjoy.

Groove Theory-Tell me

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I usually try not to post on the same thing in a row but, this morning I was truly enlightened on the sports front. So, I'm in Philly on vacay and I had a 2 hour conversation about sports with my Uncle Charles which lead me to write this post cause I can't let these jewels fall by the wayside. So without further a due...In commemoration of my Philly vacation I give you.

The Top 5 Worst Philly trades:
(truly according to Suga HiL)

5. Raja Bell

4. Charles Barkley

3. Moses Malone

2. A.I

1. T.O.

If you don't know who these people are pull yourself together and go watch ESPN, and google these players with mad skills. Also, I could have chose to go on-and-on but I'm on vacation. Philly needs to get it's ish together on the athletic front and return to becoming one of the best sports cities. Think I got wrong, probably not but, hit me up if your crazy enough to think I got it wrong.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Evidently, the NFL coaches don't want T.O or Chad Johnson on their teams. In the offseason ESPN.com did an anonymous survey of NFL head coaches that explored a variety of topics, including smartest offensive and defensive player,etc.Another question asked to the NFL head coaches was which Pro Bowl-caliber player would they not want on their roster?

Of the 20 head coaches who responded, 14 voted for Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens, who was the runaway winner. Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals was a distant second with three votes.
But the question is why Owens, and why by some many votes?When it comes to winning, there is no comparison between Owens and Johnson. Owens led three different teams to the playoffs and has a Super Bowl appearance with the Philadelphia Eagles.Johnson has just one winning season his entire career in Cincinnati and is 0-1 in the postseason.
It is clear that Owens rates much higher on the distraction scale with coaches.
In my opinon, I would rather have T.O. than Chad. But, I think that coaches rather have Johnson cause they don't like players who still their shine. I also feel the limelight gives room for the player not to be focused on the game.

To me there is a million and 1 reasons not to want Johnson though, I guess being arrested a couple of times and definitely loving being the bad boy of the NFL doesn't really count for anything. Plus, I thought Pacman Jones would have taken the #1 spot. But, maybe I'm wrong.

Official Results:
1. Terrell Owens: WR Dallas Cowboys
2. Chad Johnson: WR Cincinatti Bengals
3. Randy Moss: WR New England Patriots
4 .Drayton Florence: CB Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Adam "Pacman" Jones: CB Dallas Cowboys
What do you think T.O or Chad Johnson? Or is this list all wrong?
Oh, I forgot to add that @ least T.O is easy on the eyes and has that great smile. Umm.

Suga HiL


So since summer is in full effect I decided to get ya some cute dresses that are in good taste and make financial sense.

1. Color-accented floral sundress with flattering sweetheart neckline spaghetti straps. I love the green in this dress. This one is definitely a steal @ Newport News for $25.oo.

2. This is a Watermelon (pink)/white ombre dress by Allen Schwartz. Twisted Empire waistcrisscross back. Pure silk chiffonlining, you can't tell me this dress wasn't meant to be a show stopper. This one is @ Nieman Marcus for $375.

3. Embellished Georgette empire dress. Glittering with sequins at the crossover V-neck. This one is @ Spiegel for $59.00.

1.Pura Vida's floral halter dress. Pure cotton is styled with colorful trim on the bodice and hem, and splashy florals across the skirt. Ties around the neck. This one is @ Sierra Trading Post for $49.50.

2. Black with Multi-colored medallion print. Deep V neckline. Empire waist. This one is @ Neiman Marcus for $250. Definitely hot.

3. Lightweight and comfortable empire-waisted cotton seersucker dress. I love this fabric, but sometimes it's hard to find in something cute. So here's the solution @ Spiegel for $39.00.

I hoped I upped your summer dress game a little bit, so know you don't have to go broke to be fashionable.

Suga HiL

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


According to CNN, John Edwards is definitely on the short list to be Senator Obama's running mate. Edwards said that he wouldn't rule out running for VP a second time.

When asked about the vice pres possiblities John Edwards said Tuesday,“My answer to that is, I’ve run for vice president, I’ve run for president twice. I would do anything that I felt I could do to serve this country but I think it’s a huge presumption for me or anybody else to suggest what Senator Obama may decide,” he said.

“To answer your question directly: I don’t expect to be asked, have no expectation about it at all, I will – anything that Senator Obama asks me to do, including this, including campaigning for him, I intend to do, because what I’m going to do, I intend to take seriously,” he added. “What I intend to do is everything in my power, use everything in my power to make sure that he’s the next president."

I personally believe that it would be a good look for those two to run together, no offense to Hillary. I think that John Edwards has a likablity that I think Hillary hasn't tapped into yet. Plus the Clintons come in pairs of two. You can't have one without the other.

But, it could be just me. What do you think?

Of all the current presidential candidates, single women would most like to see Barack Obama naked, followed by John Edwards as their second choice, according to a January 2008 survey by Engage. Hmm, very interesting.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Well guys, the NBA is offically coming back home to Oklahoma City. The formerly known Seattle Supersonics will be playing in the Ford Center as soon as next season.

The details of the deal include the owners to pay 45 million to Seattle now and a additional 30 million if Seattle doesn't get another team in the next five years..

Seattle owner Clay Bennett has decided to leave all Sonic banners and "official" at Key arena. Oklahoma city will be completing starting fresh to give their team and new name and brand. They are also looking forward to getting two #1 draft picks Russell Westbrook and D.J. White when the team opens summer league play.

"Personally, I didn't think we would move this soon," Durant said. "I settled in Seattle, bought a house with my mom, we moved out there with my family. That was my home. But it's a part of the business. We've got to get up and move. I'm looking forward to playing in a new city with new fans and we'll see what happens."

Kevin, I personallly think it's a good move. Any city that is not willing to take advantage of their professional fanchise should have the option to move to another city. Then you will learn how to appreciate what your city has or doesn't have. Just take a look at the Hornets..now we are not planning to give back this new team, but that's why we are giving you guys all this money.

Maybe I'm harsh, but I'm thinking not. What do you think?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

It's the 4th of July..

Since it's the fourth of July, I thought I'd let you in on the top 4 reasons I love the 4th of July and the Top 4 Jams you have to play at BBQ.

Top 4 Jams:

"Flashlight" by George Clinton and The Parliament Funkadelic

"Hip Hop Hooray" by Naughty by Nature

"September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire (Yes, I know the song is called September but it's a song for all occasions)

1. "Summer Time" by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff

Top 4 Reasons I love the 4th:

4. The ability to display your bones game (dominoes) and severely gloat at the end.
For some I always feel that playing bones on the 4th is like playing in the Game 7 on the NBA finals. Or is it just me?

3. Water Festivities
I love to swim, but as a black woman, sometimes I am not able to. Don't act like yall don't know why. The 4th gives me a good excuse to not even care. Plus, the water gun sneak attack is purely fabulous on this holiday.

2. Catching up friends and fam.
Even Christmas can't bring together as many friends and family as the 4th does. [Why: Gifts are a major part of it] but food is the gift that keeps on giving and ties all...
Which brings me to my #1 Reason I love the 4th of July:

1. THE FOOD!!!!
Only on one day can you hit up multiple barbeque's with the all-time favorite summer foods.
Potato salad, Watermelon, Ice Cream bars...oooh I'm so ready. So get the grill hot and play the Top 4 jams and thank God for family, freedom and democracy.

Honorable Mentions:
- "Ladies Night" by Lil' Kim, Left Eye, and Missy Eliiot
- Fireworks and Sparklers! Who doesn't like pyrotechnics.
Suga HiL


Well the ladies from Compton have done it again...Serena and Venus are back in the finals to take on each other. It makes me want to fade in Jay's "Brush your sholders off" . They did have a lot of haters.

The sisters won in straight sets today to set up their seventh all-sibling final at a major and third at the All England Club.

Serena commented on her her determination to win saying "This is Wimbledon. This is a Grand Slam. This is history. We both are trying to make our mark."

I know I heard that on this blog somewhere. Hmm. Anyways support my ladies Saturday on ABC from 8:00 am till 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Something a little different..

This meme is based on the seven deadly sins that I got from J. Dakar (peep his blog on my blog roll). I thought it was kind of interesting so I decided to give it a try. I'm usually not into putting soo much of myself out there but if I'm going to do it..I'm doin' it on my terms.

1. Who did you last get angry with? Coworker.
2. What is your weapon of choice? My words.
3. Would you hit a member of the opposite sex? No.
4. How about of the same sex? No. It's a waste of time.
5. Who was the last person who got really angry at you? Myself.
6. What is your pet peeve? People who ask me stupid questions that if they took 5 min to use their brains they could answer.
7. Do you keep grudges, or can you let them go easily? I forgive, but will always remember your mistakes.

1. What is one thing you’re supposed to do daily that you haven’t done in a long time? Work out..I still look good. I haven't had any complaints.
2. What is the latest you’ve ever woken up? Noon.
3. Who have you been meaning to contact, but haven’t? No one really.
4. What is the last lame excuse you made? Any excuse I make will never be lame..that's just not me.
5. Have you ever watched an infomercial all the way through (one of the long ones…)? Yes. Hip Hop Abs...
6. How many times did you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock today? Once.

1. What is your overpriced yuppie beverage of choice? None really. I like coke floats and snow cones though.
2. Meat eaters are…: Aight..I'm a chicken person myself.
3. What is the greatest amount of alcohol you’ve had in one sitting/outing/event? Two Bahama Mama's, and about 3 Long Islands
4. Have you ever used a professional diet company? No.
5. Do you prefer sweets, salty foods or spicy foods? Definitely sweets.

1. Have you ever caught yourself staring at the chest/crotch of a member of your gender of choice during a normal conversation? Yes. Who hasn't.
2. What is your favorite body part on a person of your gender of choice? Great eyes and smile. Perfect combo.
3. Have you ever been made a proposition by a prostitute? No.
4. Have you ever had to get tested for an STD or pregnancy? No.
5. Is love at first sight really lust? Definitely.
1. How many credit cards do you own? One.
2. What’s your guilty pleasure store? Coach.
3. If you had $1 million, what would you do with it? Pay off student loans and my fam's debt, donate some to charity, and continue to up my shoe game.
4. Would you rather be rich or famous? Neither are important. I rather be happy!
5. Would you accept a boring job if it meant you would make megabucks? No.
6. Have you ever stolen anything? Umm..let me think.
7. How many mp3s are on your hard drive? Can't count.

1. What is one thing you have done that you’re most proud of? I graduated a year early from high school.
2. What’s one thing you’ve done that your parents are most proud of? Everything I accomplished so early in my life.
3. What thing would you like to accomplish in your life? For once not being insatiable, and just be content with everything.
4. Do you get annoyed by coming in second place? Yes.
5. Have you ever entered a contest of skill, knowing you were of much higher skill than all the other competitors? Yes.
6. Have you ever cheated on something to get a higher score? No.
7. What did you do today that you’re proud of? Multi-tasking my butt off.

1. What item (or person) of your friends would you most want to have for yourself? Nothing.
2. Who would you want to go on Trading Spaces with? I love my space. No need to trade it.
3. If you could be anyone else in the world, who would you be? What can I say I like being me!
4. Have you ever been cheated on? Unfortunately yes.
5. Have you ever cheated? No.

Hit me up with some of your answers, I can't be the only one telling all..

Suga HiL


When it was still good... and most music was sooo hot!!!
So, some how some way this song randomly popped in my head today, and then I got out my CD's to find it...whew it's still hot and started me off right on my way to work. Enjoy.

What song from back in the day gives that feeling? Hit me up and let me know.