oh, give thanks.

well, thanksgiving's technically over, but i still wanted to take the time out to blog about what i'm thankful for. i've had a rough couple years, but through it all, i've made it through because of the man upstairs. <3

next, my lovely friends. so many have been there to listen to me cry & whine and i really do appreciate it.

and my finals thanks thanks is to my family and family friends who have been amazing for the most part. ESPECIALLY my lovely grandparents who i'd do anything for. as long as i'm around, i promise they will never need anything and most of their wants will be taken care of because they deserve it! they have been the most supportive people i could ever ask for.

i'm also thankful for my health, my much improved state of mind, the fact that i have a job, a roof over my head, food in my greedy mouth, etc.

hope you all had a good holiday! =]


true life: i'm a telemarketer.


this is the most miserable job i've ever had. to start it off; some days i get off at 11. one day at midnight and one day at 3:45.

here's what goes down: you get there. pray you find a computer that actually works. found one? good. log in. pray someone left a phone at your station. no such luck? look around all fucking day for one. plug it in. completely static-y. perfection. take 20 mins to find another one that works. JACKPOT. the computer starts dialing numbers. let the yelling, cursing and "DON'T CALL HERE EVER AGAIN"'s begin. *sigh* just the start of a 7 hour shift.

we can legally call people from 8am to 9pm. and the national do not call list? psh. we're exempt. awesome.

seriously, i cannot wait to find a new job. i've come home and cried because of the way people talk to me. i mean, i know being solicited is annoying but just fucking hang up, there is no need to curse and stuff, ugh. we are PEOPLE too.

*rant over*


i'm still alive! plus mini haul!

omg, i've been so busy.

sorry i've been neglecting all you lovely ladies! this work schedule is CRAZYYYY and i'm looking for a new job too so it's been really crazy. on top of that, after much consideration and deciding that things were getting out of hand; i started grief counseling to deal with my mom's death. i only started 2 weeks ago but i feel SO DRAINED after, but it really does help just to talk about it.

anywho, i've been shopping!

got a few things at walmart:

finally got a lighted makeup mirror! i love it =]

and 2 really cute, super comfy bras and they were only $10 each! such a bargain.

also, who knew Hard Candy is now at walmart? i didn't! last i knew it was at sephora. but i got this really pretty baked blush called "Honeymoon" and it gives you the most gorgeous glow! love it <3

also, i've been obsessed with glamour mag lately. it's my new favorite!

then i went on a ring spree!

got one at Ashley Stewart and 2 at Avenue. I usually don't shop at plus size stores cuz i really don't like the stuff they, but most stores stop at a ring size 8 and i'm like a 9, so, yep.

aren't they super cute? the huge white one is actually stretchy. it's kind of uncomfy actually, but i'm willing to sacrifice for cuteness =]


shit my dad says

well, not MY dad, but this guy's dad. follow him on twitter: shitmydadsays


"How the fuck should I know if it's still good? Eat it. You get sick, it wasn't good. You people, you think I got microscopic fucking eyes."

"The dog is not bored, it's a fucking dog. It's not like he's waiting for me to give him a fucking rubix cube. He's a god damned dog."

"If mom calls, tell her I'm shitting... Son, marriage is about not having to lie about taking a shit."

"You're like a tornado of bullshit right now. We'll talk again after your bullshit dies out over someone else's house."

Hit Counter error


i lost like 3 thousand hits last night.


i'm sad.

top 10 worst texting habits

Unless you’re living a seriously alternative lifestyle, you’ve probably been communicating via text for a while now. You text your friends, your boyfriend(s) — even your parents. It’s quick, convenient, and usually makes your life a helluva lot more pleasant...except when you come face to face with the 10 worst texting offenses in the world. Check ’em out below, plus some advice on how to stop offenders in their tracks.

1. The Mass Text
It’s Friday night, you’re at home on the couch, and you get a text that goes something like this: “What are you getting into tonight?” You know for a fact that this very same text just went out to 20 other people at exactly the same time, and that the sender is just waiting to receive all his/her options before deciding what to do. So what if the only thing you have planned for the night is that lame-ass (but sooo good) Lifetime movie at 11? You refuse to hang out with someone unless they make specific plans to hang out with you. You know how you can block those newsletters that you never signed up for by sending an e-mail with “unsubscribe” in the body? We suggest doing the same thing in a reply-text.

2. The Texting Cult
There is always at least one point in the night — a lull in the conversation, a pause between thoughts — when it gets really quiet, and you look around and realize that all your friends are busy texting. One person pulls out her iPhone while everyone else is looking at the dinner bill, and then someone else starts doing it, and before you know it, you’re in the middle of the sacred circle of text. Resist the urge to choose some random person in your contacts to send a useless message to. Instead, pull out your phone and send a text to everyone at the table asking, “Should we order another drink?” It will make everyone laugh but also point out the silliness of the situation.

3. The Double Message
Of course you screen calls. Everyone does. Sometimes you’re in the middle of something and sometimes you just don’t feel like talking. But your phone is still working, and you see the missed call and the voice message alert. So why — why?! — do certain people feel the need to send a text letting you know that they just left a message? Don’t they realize that if someone is smart enough to read a text, they’re also capable of understanding what the little bobble head with the sound waves coming out of him symbolizes? Text back, “What’s next, a carrier pigeon?”

4. The Texting Tease
You’re seeing a really cute/smart/funny/cool new guy, and your heart skips a tiny beat every time you get a text from him. In the middle of the week, you get one asking what you’re up to this weekend. Assuming he wants to do something together, you let him know that it’s looking pretty relaxed so far. Does he then proceed to make a plan with you? No. He responds, “Oh okay, cool.” You stand there with a perplexed look on your face. Respond “Yeah, but call my secretary if you want to schedule something.” This way, the ball is in his court, but ultimately you’re the one who is in charge, thanks to your confident attitude.

5. The Bulk Texter
An example of what a series of texts from this person might look like:
Text 1: Hey!
Text 2: What’s up?
Text 3: What are you doing tonight?
Text 4: Some of us are going to Cool People Bar tonight.
Text 5: Around 10
Text 6: It’s gonna be me and Chris
Text 7: Are you coming?
Text 8: Let us know
Text 9: Byeee!
Text 10: lolz

An example of what that exchange should look like:
Text 1: Hey, Chris and I are going to Cool People Bar around 10 tonight. Let us know if you wanna come.

An example of what you could text back:
Text 1: Please
Text 2: never
Text 3: text
Text 4: me
Text 5: this
Text 6: way
Text 7: again.
(one-minute pause)
Text 8: For “realz.”

6. The Bored Texter
You’ve just finished a sufficiently long and entertaining texting exchange with someone, and now you’re ready to put your phone down for a little while. But your phone dings, and it’s another text from said person. It looks like this: “Soooo...” Or, “What upppp.” Or, “la la la...” Clearly, they have nothing else to say and just want something to do. Send a text saying, “Running, watching movies, reading books, baking.” Your buddy will get the point that some people actually have a life.

7. The Show-and-Teller
Love is wonderful. We’re huge advocates of love and being in love and enjoying that love. People gushing on and on about their amazing love life? Not so much. Not only do you have to listen to them tell every insignificant story about how cute it was that their boyfriends ate pancakes for dinner and woke up with a funny hairdo, but you also have to read all of their SUPER-cute texts. “Guys, look what he wrote to me! Omg look at what he said now! Haha aww, look at this one!!” The cure? A dose of their own medicine. “Hey, look what my Mom said about her gallbladder! Omg you won’t believe how I’m planning to organize my sock drawer! Aww, my dog is wagging his tail. Oh, he’s doing it again!!”

8. The Goobers-and-Popcorn Texter
The previews are over, you’ve been waiting to see this movie for weeks, and here you finally are, snacks in hand. But the guy in front of you insists on ruining your experience by texting for the entire 96 minutes. Here’s a little secret he doesn’t know: EVERYONE sees his phone lighting up. And hears it vibrating violently every two minutes. When the lights come up at the end of the flick, call up a friend and loudly discuss how rude the guy texting throughout the entire movie was. Then get ready to start running.

9. The Lingering K
This one is especially aggravating if you’re not on an unlimited texting plan. You get a message asking how your day went or if you’ll be free at a certain time, so you send back a detailed and informative reply. Your phone dings again. You open the message and it says...“k.” Do people not even have the decency to include the o? The offender doesn’t even need to reply to the message. But if they feel the need to, could they not at least drum up something a little more personal/creative/not totally unnecessary? Respond by letting them know how much, to the cent, they owe you for superfluous texts the next time you’re together. Then hold your palm out expectantly.

10. The Needs-to-Grow-a-Pair Texter
Guys should never, ever get comfortable with using text slang and abbreviations. Whether he’s a friend, date, or boyfriend, no girl wants to associate the men in their lives with tween-speak. The next time he sends you a “TTY L8ER” or “C U 2morrow,” tell him that he should really consider an iPhone, BlackBerry, Sidekick, or “anything that gives you more room to text.” He’ll realize how outdated his text-talk is.


internal bra?

here it is! as you can see, it's a little silicone implant under the muscle tissue & the straps are attatched to the fascia of your rib cage. apparently it's very minimally invasive and it won't need to be redone every few years like breast implants.

sounds interesting.


this is the strangest, yet most awesome music video i think i've ever seen

"bad romance"-by whomelse, but the [crazy] & very talented, lady gaga

Rihanna at the Glamour Mag 2009 Awards


congrats on the Woman of the Year award ♥


How cute is this?!

i need this in my life!

Katt Williams' mugshot

for real? you're a burglar now? and smh at that hair and the creeper smile.

just an all around fail.

yet another song ruined by a Youtuber.

help this child...

job interview tmrw!

noon, pray for me y'all!

this job i started a couple months ago is NOT working for me!


Quote of the day

"Ladies, let me give you some advice. You can throw all you stupid fucking chick-lit, self-help, why-doesn't-he-love-me books out, becuase this is all you need to know: Men will treat you the way you let them. There is no such thing as "deserving" respect; you get what you demand from people...If you demand respect, he will either respect you or he won't associate with you. It really is that simple." -Tucker Max

so, so true.

Russell & Katy

ahhh, i think they're so cute together! they're both so quirky, but they still seem like opposites; he's so raunchy & she's the preachers' daughter.

they're adorable & she's so gorgeous <3

i've had a crush on him for a while [i'm oddly attracted to his skinny jeans and accent]; she stole my man!

Sammy Sosa, what the heck?

this first pic was taking in MAY! it's Novemeber, only 6 months later.



woman passes driver's exam on the 950th attempt


this lady is 68 years old & has finally [and BARELY, she got the lowest score possible] passed her written driver's test. she has yet to take her road test.

some things just aren't meant to be sweetie! i don't think you need your license dear.

read the story here


will blog about it later <3

Paige, Paige, Mo Maige, Banana Fana, Fo Faige

Fee Fi, Mo Maige, Paiiiige.

haha, sorry i'm so obnoxious. I used to sing that song all the time with my mommy <3

and I was just sitting here thinking about how much i used to HATE MY NAME! ahhh, I seriously hated it 'til I was probably like 16. When I was 10 or 11 I actually started telling people my name was Ashley cuz I wanted a more "normal" name, lol. I was such a weirdo. But now that I think about it, I LOVE my name! It's different & it stands out. & I only know a few Paiges, but we are all awesome, if i say so myself.

My mom had always told me my name was picked out before my parents even got married. She heard it in the movie, "Jagged Edge" & fell in love. She also told me what it meant, and she told me it meant "servant" and I got a little alarmed cuz who the hell aspires to be a servant, and my mom looked at me and said "Paige, out of all the greatest people in the world, aren't they all serving someone?" and I didn't think of that until she said it, but it's so true! When I first heard servant, I thought of like a maid or something, but think about it: all the greatest people are helping others! Doctors, lawyers, presidents and my mom was one too! She devoted her entire life & career to helping the people of Detroit, especially the low income, be the best they can be!

Anyway, did any of you guys hate your name growing up? Or did you always love it?

Let me know! I love comments =]

Big things poppin'

just a little list of goals i want to accomplish in the VERY near future.

1. lose weight. i'm getting a gym membership soon, i feel so "blah" not that i've pretty much stopped working out. not to mention flabby, lol.

2. getting my braces back on! i had them when i was younger, didn't finish (long, stupid story that just pisses me off. i'd like to thank my dead beat father for this one) and now i'm worse off than before. they're not completely busted or anything, lol. but i need them back on.

3. get my real estate AND p & c insurance licenses. seriously, when the economy picks back up, this is gonna be a great career.

4. find the love of my life. i know this isn't gonna just happen right away, but that's really the only thing i've ever wanted for myself more than ANYTHING. all the money in the world means nothing if you don't have unconditional love behind you <3

boy oh boy, do i miss my mommy! so glad THIS happened!

so, about 3 months ago (July 10th), it was my mom's first b-day in heaven. I was actually holding up better than thought. of course i missed her, but i was fine. i had a lot of thoughts going through my head so i just went for a walk to clear my head. then i chilled out for a little bit. then i got ready for work. got there, did the usual. called people. answered the phones and took a couple payments from customers. so, this one guy comes in, and he always pays in exact change. i forget his exact total, but i remember the change was like, 24 cents. so, he gave me the cash and 24 cents in change, and i usually never really look, but something possessed me to look at the change, and i looked down, and my grandpa & i (mostly him, haha), collect coins, and a noticed one was what's called a "wheathead" penny. and they're old, they stopped making them in 1958 i think. so i just looked at it, and i flipped it over, curious to see what year it was from cuz i knew it was old, and it was from 1954! the year my mom was born! she knew i needed a sign or something from her. i had been feeling really down, and missing her so much. i haven't dreamed about her in forever and i guess she knew i needed that. i'm so glad she sent it to me. so i replaced it with one of my own pennies and gave it to my boss to take it to the bank & i kept the penny for myself.

it's just too coincidental to be an actual coincedence, or "co-een-kee-deenk" as my mom used to say, haha. [why do moms always have little sayings like that?]

just wanted to share. to anyone who's ever lost a loved one, friend, whatever, even if you're feeling lonely, just know they're always, ALWAYS looking over you, even if it doesn't feel like it. my mom was the closest person to me in the world and it still feels like a really, really bad dream. even as recently as the other day, i picked up the phone to call her and realized i couldn't! i just wish it would feel more real already, but what are ya' gonna do?

the end =]

p.s., idk if you can really see the pic, but it's the actual penny. i'm keeping it in my jewelry box. i think i might have it made into a charm for my charm bracelet. i'm gonna cherish that measly little 1 cent for the rest of my life. <3

10 random things about me:

1. i hate beans. and it's not the taste, it's the texture! i hate how they're all smooth on the outside and weird & powdery on the inside. yuck.
2. i believe in ghosts & aliens. i think i've encountered several ghosts and the alien thing; if there's life on earth, why can't their be life on other planets? yes, some are inhabitable to us humans, but don't you think other species could tolerate it? i'm no theorist or anything, lol. just sayin'...
3. i think i'm addicted to my weave/extensions/whatever you wanna call them. seriously, it all started the day before prom. i got them for the first time and i've been hooked since May 2006. i look so much better with long hair! i love it <3
4.i want a puppy so bad!
5. i want to live in Atlanta, it's so lame in MI!
6. i would LOVE to become a vegan. i just don't have the willpower.
7. i didn't start watching the Disney Channel 'til after I graduated HS. I'm obsessed now. I wish Miley was my bff <3
8. my faith isn't as strong as it used to be, but my morals are very strong these days. i think? lol. i really REALLY try and stay away from things i know i don't have any business doing. some people might call it being a baby or immature, or "high school", but i really think it makes me more mature to be able to say NO, then wind up with some consequences i'm not ready for.
9. i hate arguing. even if things build up in me, i'd rather have peace than a huge argument. unhealthy? yes. but i'm working on it.
10. no matter what, nail polish will not stay on my nails. it's so damn annoying! i've tried everything. so, now i wear acrylics, but what i've been doing recently is just putting a thin layer on my natural nails so the polish sticks. works like a charm!

Kim Z. from RHOA with no wig

seriously, she looks so much better without it! and she's got a ful head of gorgeous hair! why doesn't she just get extensions?

i'm confused. did anyone else see the episode when she said she was spending a few hundred bucks a DAY on wigs because she only wore them once? so silly and wasteful. i don't understand this lady.

and i'm not even gonna get started on the Big Papa thing... but doesn't that seem like a HORRIFIC example to set for her 2 tween daughters?


seriously, are they not the most gorgeous couple?

please get married <3

Katherine Heigl's babyyy <3

she & her hubby, Josh Kelley, adopted the baby from Korea in honor of her own adopted Korean sister.

so cute.

they look so happy!

congrats Katherine & Josh <3


buy me this. && how much do you think they cost?

fierce, huh? how much do you ladies think they cost?

let's play a little game =]

Kim K as Princess Jasmine


seriously, y'all are probably starting to think i'm a lesbian cuz i keep talking about this girl, but she is BEAUTIFUL. and her body is sick.

k, i'm done, lol. that Reggie is a lucky dude.

i'm done for real now.


Jon Gosselin on Halloween.

is anyone elses' flesh crawling?


forever 21.


from forever 21:
heart pendant
black slouchy beret (got the grey one last week)
brown huge sunglasses
paisley-ish wallet

bath & body works:
black raspberry lotion & body spray-i bought a bottle of this over the summer, but i lost it and never found it! i wore it today and this guy at work told me i smelled like strawberry shortcake, haha. (it doesn't smell like strawberry short cake, lol)
midnight pomegrante body spray-i've been wearing this scent off & on for a while. i've had a few lotions, but this is the first time i got the spray. i actually love to spray it in my hair!
vanilla bean holiday lotion

[**they had a sale! if you bought 1 of their signature scent items, you got one free. the total came to $25.44 and you got a coupon for a free item under $13 if you spent $25 or more! this is how i got the vanilla bean lotion. basically, i got 2 items for FREE!]

victoria's secret-5/$20 beauty rush products. i had to stock up! got my usual "i want candy" and "strawbery fizz" lip glosses, but this time i also got a pina colada scented one. i forgot the name of it, and i'm too lazy to go get it, lol. but it smells nice. and i also got thes lip balm thingies. one is papaya-kiwi & the other is banana berry. i'm not too impressed to be honest. eh, to each her own.

"This Is It"

saw it.
loved it.

MJ was a genius! the way he felt the music was amazing. he was dancing just as well as his 20-something background dancers. just a flat our talented man. it wasn't sad at all. they didn't eve mention the fact that he passed away, it was a complete celebration and kind of a closure for all of us who were curious.

words can't explain.

go see!