There She Is Miss America.....Caressa Cameron!

>> Sunday, January 31

Congratulations to Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron for becoming the new 
Miss America 2010

There she is...Caressa Cameron, the new Miss America. The 22-year-old Miss Virginia (she is a native of Fredericksburg) was crowned the top title tonight in Las Vegas. She wowed the judges and audience in every category--her social issue for the competition was "Real Talk: HIV/AIDS in America" and she performed "Listen" from "Dreamgirls." Cameron, a broadcast journalism major at Virginia Commonwealth University who has her sights on becoming a news anchor, won a $50,000 scholarship and the crown. She is the 8th Black Miss America in the 89 year history of the pageant. source

The Crowning of the new Miss America Caressa Cameron

Caressa singing Listen from Dreamgirls


Texting with Officer Big Daddy

>> Saturday, January 30

BD and I send each other text messages during the day. Sometimes we can have a whole conversation sometimes we can't because we are both busy during the day. I look forward to my texts from BD because he's a great person to talk to and he always puts a smile on my face. Here's an excerpt from one of our recent text conversations:

Trini GRITS: Just saying hi!

BD: What are you up to?

Trini GRITS: Nothing just wrapping up for the day about to go home. I have one more client then I'm out the door.

BD: No not that, you are up to something my cop hairs are standing up

Trini GRITS: Ok???? Well, tell your cop hairs to lay down then. I'm not up to anything at all. Sorry can't help you there.

BD: Nope they said you are up to being the cutest thing in 3" heels (inside joke between us)

Trini GRITS: LOL. You are so cute

How swwwwweeeeeeettttttt is he? I told you he was charming and that's why I like him. He knows exactly what to say at the right moments. Awwwww!


My NEW Love - Guy Sebastian

UPDATE: I want to send some love to Sandra and all the other members in the forums of Guy Sebastian's Official Website. Sandra, thanks for posting my comments and my blog. 
This post is in reply to my friend who asked after reading my post yesterday on my daily ramble:

Who the hell is Guy Sebastian? Why do I not know about him?
Who the hell is Guy Sebastian? How dare you not know about my love, Guy Sebastian? So I, the President of the US Guy Sebastian Fan Club (Yes, I elected my self, damn it! There is nothing you can do about it, so suck it up!), decided I want to educate and hip my readers to a name and face (did I mention that he's GORGEOUS) that they need to get used to hearing and seeing.

After witnessing the vocal skills of Guy on youtube and hearing the first few notes leave his lips, (how I stumbled on that video, I have no idea but I'm glad I did) I knew I would be a life long fan and he would be my new crush. I'm praying he becomes a household name worldwide 100x over. He makes me want to pack my bags and move to Australia, because if that's how they're packaging men down under, I'll quickly and gladly give up my "hey y'all" for a "g'day mate".

Guy, was the winner of the first Australian Idol in 2003 and has since then released 5 albums, 4 of which are multi platinum. He has an amazing gift and I can see why he won Australian Idol. We, all know that I'm a lover of gospel music, and some of the most beautiful praise and worship songs have come out of Australia via Hillsong Church. Guy, was a praise and worship leader for his home church, Paradise Community Church in Australia and has sung at Hillsong before, so triple points in my book. I don't know what's going on down there in Australia but gospel music and Guy Sebastian, I might need to consider that move, for real. I can't wait for his US debut until then, here is some video of Guy for your viewing and listening pleasure:

His Version of Miley Cyrus's The Climb is AMAZING!!! I didn't like this 
song mostly because of Miley Cyrus but after Guy's Version and a 
another from this group called Ahmir, I fell 
in love with it. This video introduced me to Guy and from there I 
became one Guy's Girls.
ART OF LOVE ft Jordin Sparks
I'm soooooo in LOVE with this song. I've put it on repeat at least 20x 
already. I can never get tired of this song because, I'm Still Learning.....
Whenever I hear this song, I think of Officer Big Daddy
Australian Idol Audition
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
John Mayer's Gravity 
John Mayer, is my other music love and I love this song, so I especially love this vid
Climb Every Mountain
Taller, Stronger, Better
Rihanna's Umbrella
This one Gives Me Chills:
If you don't have The Memphis Album, go get it RIGHT NOW
The Way You Look Tonight and Unforgettable
One of my favorite gospel songs
Falling in Love With Jesus at Hillsong
Are you still not a fan and need more? Tell me you are not in love. No, then you need your head examined because Guy is going to go very, very far and I'm going to be right there, front and center, cheering him on. 


Simply Beautiful

I have no words for how much I love this photo but:

Simply Beautiful

After President Barack Obama's 1st State of the Union Address
Photo by Pete Souza


Quote of the Day

>> Friday, January 29

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”

~ Oscar Wilde


Ramble On, Sister, Ramble On

1. Since going natural and I have enjoyed my BIG Fabulous Curls in all their glory, but I want to admit here and now that that I HATE the Corporate Barbie 'do I'm sporting right now. All for the sake of having to fit the company image. I don't want to fit in, I just want to wear my hair how God made it grow out of my scalp. It's sad that when I'm in corporate barbie mode I look and feel like any other chick walking down the street but when I'm in Trini GRITS free-bird style I stand out in a crowd. I get the stop and stares and I'm glad because I'm an Original and not a copy. I HATE you Corporate AMERICA for hating my natural hair!!!!

2. I LOVE God with ALL my heart and soul. I'm forever grateful for all the blessings He has bestowed upon me, but I HATE church folks? They are some the most hypocritical and negative people I've ever seen. How is that they come to church every sunday and ask for prayer for the same problem every week for the past 5 years? Maybe if you stop throwing dirt on your neighbors front porch and clean yours off first maybe God can bless you. Stop asking God to bless your mess and cover it up so you can keep walking around with your nose in the air. Church folks, God love 'em.

3. I am declaring It right now that if Guy Sebastian of Australian Idol fame ever left his wife, I would gladly fill her role. There is something in that man's voice that sends chills through my body.  Can't wait to see his music explode in the US. 


Thank You God - Amazing Worship Song and Amazing Worship Leader

I just need a moment to tell God thank you for being an Everlasting God. He stays the same and never changes. 

Thank you for Your grace and mercy. Thank you for blessing upon blessing upon blessing. Without you I have nothing, I thank you for saving me. It amazes me that you love me and use me in spite of all that I knowingly and unknowingly do. I am thankful that when I fall, I do not fall from your grace. I find peace at just the speaking of your name. I find joy at the mere mention of the works thy hands have made. In You I live and move and have my being. I'm so thankful that You allow me to have true joy in the midst of trials. I walk by faith and not by sight. In spite of what it may seem, all your promises are always, Yea and Amen. 
Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? Who can declare all His praise?" Psalm 106:1-2

Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness." Psalm 107:8-9


I Enjoy Being A Girl

I was watching The Flower Drum Song the other night and couldn't help myself singing along when my favorite song came on in the film, I Enjoy Being A Girl. Don't you just love that song? It just reminded me of how special and precious I am as a woman. I'm getting dressed up today, full-on glam, with a mission to let the world know I ENJOY BEING A GIRL!!!!!!!!!

Remember ladies, enjoy each and every day, enjoy yourself, don't be afraid to "diva" it up and always give another woman a compliment.


I'm a girl, and by me that's only great!

I am proud that my silhouette is curvy,

That I walk with a sweet and girlish gait
With my hips kind of swivelly and swervy.

I adore being dressed in something frilly
When my date comes to get me at my place.
Out I go with my Joe or John or Billy,
Like a filly who is ready for the race!

When I have a brand new hairdo
With my eyelashes all in curl,
I float as the clouds on air do,
I enjoy being a girl!

When men say I'm cute and funny
And my teeth aren't teeth, but pearl,
I just lap it up like honey
I enjoy being a girl!

I flip when a fellow sends me flowers,
I drool over dresses made of lace,
I talk on the telephone for hours
With a pound and a half of cream upon my face!

I'm strictly a female female
And my future I hope will be
In the home of a brave and free male
Who'll enjoy being a guy having a girl... like... me.

When men say I'm sweet as candy
As around in a dance we whirl,
It goes to my head like brandy,
I enjoy being a girl!

When someone with eyes that smoulder
Says he loves ev'ry silken curl
That falls on my iv'ry shoulder,
I enjoy being a girl!

When I hear the compliment'ry whistle
That greets my bikini by the sea,
I turn and I glower and I bristle,
But I happy to know the whistle's meant for me!

I'm strictly a female female
And my future I hope will be
In the home of a brave and free male
Who'll enjoy being a guy having a girl... like... me.


Song of the Week - Glee (Girl's Mash-Up) - Walkin' on Sunshine/ Halo

>> Thursday, January 28

I'm a "GLEEK" and I'm not afraid to admit it. Even though the season is over and I have to patiently wait until April to get new Glee episodes, I thought a video of the girl's mash-up of Halo and Walkin' On Sunshine would do for my song of the week. I'm not a fan of Beyonce or her song Halo but I feel like I'm Walkin' On Sunshine right now and don't it feel good? Yes, Yes, Absolutely YES!!!


Things That Make You Go Hmmmm......

  • When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny?
  • Are eyebrows considered facial hair?
  • If a baby's leg pops out at 11:59PM but his head doesn't come out until 12:01, which day was he born on?
  • In the song Yankee Doodle, is he calling the horse or the feather "macaroni"?
  • Is there a time limit on fortune cookie predictions?
  • Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?
  • Do they have the word "dictionary" in the dictionary?
  • Can you daydream at night?
  • Why is it that on a phone or calculator the number five has a little dot on it?
  • Can crop circles be square?
  • If ghosts can walk through walls and glide down stairs, why don't they fall through the floor?
  • Is it legal to travel down a road in reverse, as long as your following the direction of the traffic?
  • When Atheists go to court, do they have to swear on the bible?
  • Why is vanilla ice cream white when vanilla extract is brown?
  • Can animals commit suicide?
  • What do you do when you see an endangered animal that is eating an endangered plant?
  • If a doctor suddenly had a heart attack while doing surgery, would the other doctors work on the doctor or the patient?
  • How can something be "new" and "improved"? If it's new, what was it improving on?
  • Why aren't drapes double sided so it looks nice on the inside and outside of your home
  • When two people marry, they say, "you may kiss the bride". What do they say if two MEN get married?
  • Why is it that when we "skate on thin ice", we can "get in hot water"?
  • Why do people say beans beans the magical fruit when beans are vegetables?
  • If laughter is the best medicine, who's the idiot who said they 'died laughing'?
  • If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
  • Why are the little styrofoam pieces called peanuts?
  • Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don't lay eggs.
  • Do siamese twins pay for one ticket or two tickets when they go to movies and concerts?
  • Why are they called 'Jolly Ranchers'? Who said that the ranchers were jolly?
  • Why does caregiver and caretaker mean the same thing?
  • Can a short person "talk down" to a taller person?
  • If a bald person works as a chef at a restaurant, do they have to wear a hairnet?
  • If milk goes bad if not refrigerated, does it go bad if the cow isnt refrigerated?
  • How fast do hotcakes sell?
  • Do prison buses have emergency exits?


We Miss You Teddy P

>> Friday, January 15

We all know that I am an old school girl all the way. I fall in love when I hear the smooth stylings of Jerry Butler, I get excited when I hear the funk of George Clinton and when I hear the voice of Al Green... this is a family blog, a family blog I tell you - . Chalk up my love affair with old school music to my family aka The Von Trapp Family Singers (I kid, I kid) who bust into song at random moments and most often don't know the correct words to the song they are singing and create their own remix (ahem, daddy step away from the microphone). This is off topic but seriously, why must the Von Trapp's always insist my brother and I sing together? Mommy, we are not Bebe and Cece Winans! It was great when we were younger but we are too big for that now.

I was saddened to hear of the passing of one my mom's favorite singers and mine as well - Mr. Teddy Pendergrass. He was one of a kind and will deeply missed. Our lives were touched by his voice, his words and his music. They simply don't make music like this anymore. In memory of Teddy P, here is one of my favorite songs:

My Latest, Greatest Inspiration


Quotes from Officer Big Daddy

>> Tuesday, January 12

Scarlet and I were hanging with Officer Big Daddy one night, and Scarlet asked him if he had a taser. Officer Big Daddy proceeded to take his hands out of his pockets and raise both of his hands to his face, balled them up into fists and states "I don't need a taser when I've got thunder and lightning right here". He was serious with it too. Thunder and lightning, huh? I'd pay money to see him in full action at work. Hilarious foolishness - you just had to be there for the true experience. Officer Big Daddy cracks me up.

If you knew Officer Big Daddy like I know him, I'm pretty sure you would agree with me that he can definitely make thunder and lightning if he hit someone with those hands and it wouldn't take much force on his part either.


Sound of Da Police - How I Met Officer Big Daddy (BD for short)

>> Sunday, January 10

Woop Woop! That's the sound of da police! ~ KRS-One from Sound of Da Police

As stated in my previous post that I started officially dating again after my 7 year breakup with my last boyfriend, the man-child. All I can say is I HATE DATING, period! I met some interesting guys who I can see becoming friends with and some I quickly want to forget even exist.  Due to my breakup I needed a change of scenery, so I got a roommate; whom I’ll call Scarlet. Scarlet and I met through a mutual friend we share.  From our first conversation on the phone, which lasted about 2 hours, we felt like kindred spirits and that's rare for me to feel that way about someone I haven't even met face to face. On our first night living together, we went out to eat and had generic girl talk about this, that and the other mostly about her lo mein noodles not being “wet” enough.  Long story…..

~sidebar~ Damn you, China Doll for not having wet enough noodles for my roommate. ~end of sidebar~

While walking to the car and we were having a discussion about something which led to law enforcement or police, I don’t clearly remember which one. I do, however; remember her saying in the midst of my crazy ramblings, “I know someone that would be great for you and he’s a cop”.  I protested because 1. I was not ready to date, it had only been four months since my breakup and 2. anyone who knows me, knows that I have a couple of rules about dating. My absolute #1 is: NO military, NO police and NO firefighters.


2010 - The Year of Possibilities

>> Saturday, January 9

What do you say to taking chances?

What do you say to jump off the edge?
Never knowing if there's solid ground below
Or a hand to hold, or help to pay
What do you say?
What do you say?
~Taking Chances by Celine Dion

Whooo!!!!!! I can't believe I haven't blogged in over a year. Bad blogger! Bad blogger! I know but I am committing myself to change my bad and evil ways. Here we are in 2010, the beginning of a new decade, and a lot has happened and changed in my life since my last post. I changed careers, I ended a 7 year relationship, lost friends and picked some up, got a roommate, then said roommate left (not because of me but because of a job offer in a different state), started dating again (We'll get to that later), renewed my commitment to God and just learned to be. I'm looking for 2010 to be the year of possibilities. I'm looking forward to taking the chances that God rolls out to me on the red carpet of life. I'm opening myself up to a new world of possibilities and stopping myself from asking the question of 'how did I get here'? to asking 'where am I going'? 


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