For All the GYRL's ("Gifted & Gorgeous, Youthful, Resourceful, Ladies.") & Guys!

For You.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

ATTENTION MIAMI!!!

O.H.W.O.W is the place to be 2nite:



Tommorrow We Gotcha At:
"HEY GIRL HEY!"
Roxy & The Cottontails @ The Ganesvoort Hotel (a daytime poolside party)
2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139


AND

Chocolate Sundays @ Purdy Lounge (later that night for all the traditional, non-tanning party people...WE GOT YOU!)



p.s. - Did I mention I ALMOST didn't make it here...my taxi driver took me to JFK. Only problem, I was flying out of LGA!!! But we managed.

Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm STILL geeked, and I'M GOING TO MIAMI!!!

So the past few weeks:

Your Gyrl:

1. Grew a Year Wiser.

2. TOOK OFF THE BLINDERS.

3. Saw All her BESTEST Gyrls and Homies - Reconnecting is Good.

4. Broke Some Hearts - (good 'ole fashioned fun).

5. Moved back to BK!!!

6. Managed to Survive another round of Corporate LayOffs w/ Cat-Like Stealth...

7. SOMEHOW managed to be blessed with 2 more weeks vacation for 2009 - can you say Hawaii & Brasil!?!

8. Decided FUN N THE SUN is WAY OVERDUE - (WHERE YOU AT WMC???)


9. WILL SEE HER SORORS TODAY!!!
SKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!



10. Has to go pack RAGHT NOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!



XOXO,
A Future Sun-Kissed B!

JUST SAY NO!!!

Where is the uproar from all my Bibliofiles?






(Kinda looks like an Etch-A-Sketch - Damn you Sony designers and marketers for tapping into my pleasant childhood nostalgia! I know I'm not the only one who spent hours try to make something other than a square...)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

HAPPY (ASTROLOGICAL) NEW YEAR!


ARIES - "The Ram"

The FIRST DAY OF SPRING, or specifically, the Vernal Equinox used to be the New Year, not January 1st, this changed in the 17/1800's...Do the Science.

This Year's Key Phrases:
- You Might Need to Surrender, or Give Something Up - but not to Fret...
- Although this will be an INTENSE Year of HARD WORK...it will be WELL REWARDED.
- Keep Lines of Communication Open. Mediate.
- Pull Together/ Extract the Best Parts of the(Your) Past, make BRIDGES (get it) between your Past, the Present, and Your Future... aka REMIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- "Solid Thinking Will Create Extraordinary Results."
- "A POWERFUL YEAR OF TURNING THINGS AROUND!"

TO HEAR THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION BETWEEN ASTOLOGERS RICK LEVINE and JEFF JAWER

QUINCUNX

ALSO WE JUST HAD A QUINCUNX:

On March 22, Jupiter is quincunx Saturn. A quincunx is an astrological aspect that is formed when two planets are 150 degrees from each other. This aspect is also referred to as the inconjunct. The two planets involved usually have very little in common, and their celestial meeting can be uneasy as a result. This aspect, above all, demands that adjustments be made. Things will appear muted or unclear, and it's important to focus on the matters at hand. A reorganization of priorities, as well as a change in the way things are done, is wanting.(NOTE TO SELF)
A shift in attitude, outlook and perspective can also be indicated.

Sometimes you know exactly where you're headed and how to get there. As optimistic Jupiter inconjuncts serious Saturn, this is not one of those times! It will be a strain to achieve balance between expansion and contraction. Jupiter represents your ability to find solutions outside the normal perspective of life. Saturn represents your ability to use the past and create a new foundation for the future. Adjust your vision of what you want in life so that you don’t repeat past mistakes. Rather, use the past as a stepping stone for the future. You may feel frustrated that you can’t do this immediately. However, the economic problems bubbling around you didn’t occur overnight. Creating and implementing solutions will also take time. Your ability to be flexible in the face of changing circumstances will help you navigate this time period. You will emerge a winner if you can mix optimism with a realistic approach.

The continual movement of the planets through your life affects the events that shape your future. Understanding the dynamics of your progressed chart will help you focus your energies for maximum return as you plan for the future.
(courtesty of astrology.com)



Sunday, March 22, 2009

OFFICIALLY NO SLEEP 'TILL BROOKLYN...

So your Gyrl is on her way back to Brooklyn today (and the next 3 days...I got lotsa stuff 'yall - I'm in the process of minimizing, but countdown 3 days and its for keeps!) Soooo HAPPY about it too, after a year and a half in Manhattan, I'm on my way home! We all need to have our learning experiences, but I've got it out of my system Baby, and vow never again to stray.

Yours Truly,
Brooklyn Bridge

I'M SOOO GEEKED!!!

Right Now...

GYRLNYOURWORLD is FINALLY showing up on Google. I guess I'm getting some web crawlage! We don't do this for the glory, but it's nice to know some GIFTED & GORGEGOUS, YOUNG , RESOURCEFUL, LADIES, and LADS are hip to be the game.

Friday, March 20, 2009

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!!

HAPPY 1ST DAY OF SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



OMG! I'm so excited, the Spring couldn't get here fast enough for this GYRL. Enjoy the Day Luvies!

Here's a lil tid bit about the Vernal (Spring) Equinox:

What is the vernal equinox?

Attwood: The true definition of the equinox is when the Earth is in its orbit at a point where day and night are equal. That's why they call it the equinox. The sun is directly overhead for people on the equator at noon. And for everyone else, we get equal day and night.

Barwick: The vernal equinox kicks off the beginning of the astrological year. It marks zero degrees of the tropical sign of Aries. It is the beginning of the zodiac as we understand it in the practice of Western astrology.


What are the implications of today's equinox?

Attwood: As the earth goes around the sun it appears that the overhead sun seems to be creeping towards the north. For the next three months it will continue to creep north until the first day of summer, when it's at its farthest point north. As the sun gets higher that means it's able to concentrate more heat on the ground.

Barwick: Somebody who's born at 0 degrees Aries – that's a particularly strong Aries person ... William Shatner, Captain Kirk, has kind of the ultimate Aries energy in a way: going forth, boldly going where no one has gone before, pioneering, being in command, leading intuitively. This is Aries.

LIGHT IS RISING - A More In Depth Look Into the Astrological Implications of the Vernal Equinox


I know, I know, it's snowing today...but at least it's OFFICIALLY Spring!

Friday, March 13, 2009

MORE INDUSTRY GOODIES ON 3/14

AFTER THE ANTM CASTING, SWING BY FOR A "BREAKING INTO THE BUSINESS" ACTING SEMINAR

Casting Director Winsome Sinclair is having a breakng into the business day seminar:



BLUE PRINT SERIES FOR ACTORS
Hosted By:
WSA CASTING

When:
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Where:
RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS
520 8th AVE
NY
Description:

WINSOME SINCLAIR's (W.S.A.) BLUEPRINT SERIES FOR ACTORS
DATE:SATURDAY MARCH 14th
TIME: 2pm to 4pm
LOCATION: RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS 520 8th AVE.
PRE-REGISTRATION: from 2/16 - 3/6 US $ 50.00 Pre Registration fee ( Certified check or Money order)
REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR: US $75.00 ( CASH only Day of)


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND WINSOME SINCLAIR & ASSOCIATES PRESENTS THE BLUEPRINT SERIES For BEGINNING ACTORS Calling All Actors! How to Get Cast for TV or Film with Winsome Sinclair Calling all budding actors/actresses. Get ready for your big break! Don't pass up this career-changing opportunity, where you will learn how to nab that audition and lock down the big role you've been waiting for. Top Hollywood casting director Winsome Sinclair will teach everything you need to know about "the industry," how to land an audition, and how to wow casting directors and stand out from the pack. Not only that, but Winsome will give you the personal feedback you need to enhance your ability to get more work, and flourish in the industry. She will also answer all and any questions you may have regarding any aspect of showbiz. Learn the ins and outs from a top industry insider! You will discover: What casting directors look for when casting a role How to network and find a gig How to pick the perfect monologue for you How to audition, do a cold reading and get the part How to get the right headshot and put your resume together How to get into SAG/AFTRA. Winsome Sinclair has collaborated on major motion films with top directors such as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, John Singleton, Oliver Stone Christopher Reeve,Forrest Whitaker, Hype Williams, and Lee Daniels. She has also done the casting for many major videos, TV shows, and films, including Amistad, Malcolm X, Waiting to Exhale, Juice, Higher Learning, Belly, The Bestman, New York Undercover, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Inside Man, and the recently released Spike Lee film Mirac le at St. Anna. Lee Daniels Film PUSH (SUNDANCED Critically Acclaimed) and CADILLAC RECORDS ( Exec Produced by BEYONCE) DATE : SATURDAY MARCH 14th TIME: 2pm to 4pm LOCATION: RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS 520 8th AVE. Between 36th St & 37th St. Room 16 L PRE-REGISTRATION from 2/16 - 3/6 US $ 50.00 Pre Registration fee ( Certified check or Money order) REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR US $75.00 ( CASH only Day of) You can also register by calling the New York office at (212)479-7762 Register NOW .. Space is LIMITED

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL CYCEL 13 IN DA HOUSE! HEYYYY...



The line for ANTM Cycle 13 is probably in Full Effect in NYC right about now...

Just a reminder that Cycle 13 is holding an OPEN CALL tomorrow March 14th, from 10 - 3 pm, with one stipulation...you must be of average to petite stature, under 5'7'' that is... WHAT IS TYRA THINKING??? How dare she try to change industry standards? (Detect my sarcasm Luvies?) Yeah, should be an interesting crazy, beautiful? circus. HEY SHORTIES! APPLICATION LINK HERE (CLICK IT YOU KNOW YOU WANNA)

New York
Saturday, March 14th
10:00am to 3:00pm
Park Central New York
870 Seventh Avenue at 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
The Casting Director will be in attendance.


Good Luck Luvies!

XOXO,
B!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Chag Sameach!

HAPPY PURIM!!!

purims_scraps_comments.gif

The Homie's Big Showcase!!!

Hey Luvies!

The Homie MELO-X is having his big showcase at the Blender Theater tonite! You may recall my blogging about his debut performance about 2 weeks ago, well that was just the metaphorical "appetizer," a warm-up if you would. Tonite is the main dish, and will be sure to satiate. Show starts promptly @ 9pm, costs 7 dollars (I may have a spare ticket, hit me up), and is sure to satisfy! MAKE SURE FACE IS IN THE PLACE.



BLENDER THEATER
127 East 23rd Street
NY, NY 10010
(212)777-6800

Sunday, March 8, 2009

SPRING AHEAD LUVIES!!!

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IS OFFICIALLY HERE! (and might I add, not a moment too soon for this Gyrl)

Growing up in South Florida, I never really "felt" the time change much, I mean it's sunny and 75-80 degrees most of the year, and just plain closer to the equater, thus we don't sense it's loss as much, IF at all during the fall and winter months. But boy oh boy have the past few autumns and winters in NYC learned me a thing or two! Last winter I was so miserable, I'm pretty sure I had SAD, and I said to myself if I EVEN had a tingling of those sensations this time around, I'd be visiting the tanning salon on a regular basis.(Yes my Sistas I said it - tanning beds. I've never done it, but I am not opposed to enhancing the chocolate, no not at all. I say ENRICH THE MELANIN! I've never researched how safe fake UV lights, and tanning beds are on the body's system, so could possibly change my tune on their usuage down the line).

But aside from my tanning bed tangent - the point is basically, after some experience with the NYC winter I COMPLETELY understand why New Yorkers and other northerners go gaga for the official/mandated loss of an hour of a sleep once a year (besides, I'm sure New Yorkers, loose many, many more hours of sleep, for a plethora of other creative reasons).

READY TO SOAK UP THE SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

HAPPY BORN DAY TO ME!!!


Glitterfy.com - Glitter Graphics


3/7/early 1980's,(and no this Gyrl is not ashamed of her age, but this blog is semi-anonymous...can't be puttin' all my gov'ment out there you know!?!) 6:17 am to be exact, a GARGANTUAN moment in herstory!!!

THIS DAY IN HERSTORY

1876
Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
RING RING - Shoulda Known the Telephone was a Pisces...we DO have a Gift of Gab ;)

"FAMOUS" BIRTHDAYS
Luther Burbank 1849
Pieter Mondrian 1872
Maurice Ravel 1875
Anna Magnani 1908
Lee Young (Nat King Cole Trio) 1917
Mahlon Clark (Lawrence Welk's band) 1923
James Broderick 1927
Lord Snowdon 1930
Frank Morelli 1932
Willard Scott 1934
Janet Guthrie 1938
Homero Blancas 1938
Daniel J. Travanti 1940
Michael York 1942
Michael Eisner 1942
Tammy Faye Bakker 1942
Billy MacMillan 1943
John Heard 1946
Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) 1946
Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) 1946
Donna Loren 1947
Peggy March 1948
Franco Harris (NFL) 1950
Lynn Swann (NFL) 1952
Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers) 1952
Jules Shear 1953
Bryan Cranston 1956
Ivan Lendl 1960
Bill Brochtrup 1963
Taylor Dayne 1965
Paul Davis (Happy Mondays) 1966
Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) 1967
Rachel Weisz 1971
Hugo Ferreira (Tantric) 1974
Laura Prepon 1980

Music History for March 7

1858 - Composer Nikolai Artzibushev was born.

1875 - Composer Joseph Maurice Ravel was born. I HEART the Romantics.

1887 - Composer Heino Eller was born.

1939 - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians recorded "Auld Lang Syne."

1967 - Sandra Dee received a divorce from Bobby Darin.

1976 - Elton John was put on display in wax at in London's Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Freaky...

1985 - The song "We Are the World" was heard on the radio for the first time.

1994 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that does not require permission from the copyright holder.

2003 - Broadway musicians went on strike due to a contractual dispute. Hmmm SAG? History repeating???
March 7

***I've Deduced It's Like the Most Lighthearted Day, or the Heaviest.... Many events on this list make me go blehhhh, NOT SO AWESOME.***

0322 BC - Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, died.

1774 - The British closed the port of Boston to all commerce.

1799 - In Palestine, Napoleon captured Jaffa and his men massacred more than 2,000 Albanian prisoners.

1848 - In Hawaii, the Great Mahele was signed.

1849 - The Austrian Reichstag was dissolved. AWESOME

1850 - U.S. Senator Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a method of preserving the Union.

1854 - Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine. AWESOME - my domestic/Fasionista side has been eyeing a Singer...'09?

1876 - Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 174,465) for his telephone. STUPENDOUSLY AWESOME - THANK YOU MR. BELL.

1901 - It was announced that blacks had been found enslaved in parts of South Carolina. (not so awesome)
1904 - The Japanese bombed the Russian town of Vladivostok.

1904 - In Springfield, OH, a mob broke into a jail and shot a black man accused of murder. (not so awesome)

1906 - Finland granted women the right to vote. AWESOME - A Domino Effect
1908 - Cincinnati's mayor, Mark Breith announced before the city council that, "Women are not physically fit to operate automobiles."

1911 - Willis Farnworth patented the coin-operated locker.

1911 - In the wake of the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. sent 20,000 troops to the border of Mexico. (???)

1918 - Finland signed an alliance treaty with Germany.

1925 - The Soviet Red Army occupied Outer Mongolia.

1927 - A Texas law that banned Negroes from voting was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

1933 - CBS radio debuted "Marie The Little French Princess." It was the first daytime radio serial. REALLY??? THE REST IS HISTORY.

1933 - The board game Monopoly was invented. Ode to Capitalism wrapped in baby's swaddle, oh those long evening after holiday dinners...

1935 - Malcolm Campbell set an auto speed record of 276.8 mph in Florida.

1936 - Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland in violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles.

1942 - Japanese troops landed on New Guinea.

1945 - During World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany.

1947 - John L. Lewis declared that only a totalitarian regime could prevent strikes. NONSENSE!BLEHHHHHHH
1951 - U.N. forces in Korea under General Matthew Ridgeway launched Operation Ripper against the Chinese.

1954 - Russia appeared for the first time in ice-hockey competition. Russia defeated Canada 7-2 to win the world ice-hockey title in Stockholm, Sweden.

1955 - "Peter Pan" was presented as a television special for the first time.

1955 - Baseball commissioner Ford Frick said that he was in favor of legalizing the spitball. When was it ILLEGAL?

1955 - Phyllis Diller made her debut at the Purple Onion in San Francisco, CA. WHAT AN ANCIENT BALLSY DAME! DEFINITELY AWESOME.

1959 - Melvin C. Garlow became the first pilot to fly over a million miles in jet airplanes. AWESOME

1965 - State troopers and a sheriff's posse broke up a march by civil rights demonstrators in Selma, AL. THANK-YOU CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS.TRULY.

1968 - The Battle of Saigon came to an end.

1971 - A thousand U.S. planes bombed Cambodia and Laos. EWWWWW!!! NOT AWESOME.

1975 - The U.S. Senate revised the filibuster rule. The new rule allowed 60 senators to limit debate instead of the previous two-thirds. JUNK TALK! SO AWESOME

1981 - Anti-government guerrillas in Colombia executed the kidnapped American Bible translator Chester Allen Bitterman. The guerrillas accused Bitterman of being a CIA agent.

1983 - TNN (The Nashville Network) began broadcasting.

1985 - "Commonwealth" magazine ceased publication after five decades.

1985 - The first AIDS antibody test, an ELISA-type test, was released. WRAPPING IT UP IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV. IT WAS AWESOOME THEN...

1989 - Poland accused the Soviet Union of a World War II massacre in Katyn.

1994 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that does not require permission from the copyright holder.

1994 - In Moldova, a referendum was rejected by 90% of voters to form a union with Rumania.

1999 - In El Salvador, Francisco Flores PĂ©rez of the ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) was elected president.

2002 - A federal judge awarded Anna Nicole Smith more than $88 million in damages. The ruling was the latest in a legal battle over the estate of Smith's late husband, J. Howard Marshall II. Could be AWESOME if You are the Geriatric Golddiggin' Type...

2003 - Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center announced that they had transferred 6.7 gigabytes of uncompressed data from Sunnvale, CA, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 58 seconds. The data was sent via fiber-optic cables and traveled 6,800 miles. TIME TRAVEL - FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

NEPTUNE CONJUNCT MERCURY - BOOST IT UP, YOU CREATIVITY THAT IS : )

Gemini, Mercury, Neptune -- Oh, My!




Planetary Movement Amps Up Your Potential
Over the next few days, two major planetary shifts are teaming up to open your mind and rev up your creativity! The Moon, Mercury and Neptune all conspire to bring out the best in you. Learn how to tap into these awesome influences!


First, let's look at the Moon. In Astrology, the Moon is considered a planet, and its place in the zodiac calendar sets the tone for how you'll feel over the next few days. Right now, the Moon is in chatty, social Gemini -- don't be surprised if you suddenly crave conversation or have the urge to go on a quick road trip! The time is right to write a mass email to your good friends, or to call up someone you haven't spoken to in ages. The Gemini Moon is all about movement and communication!

Next, let's look at Neptune -- this planet inspires us to fantasize, dream and dive into romance. On March 5, Neptune moves into a position "conjunct" fellow planet Mercury. When two planets are conjunct, they're lining up so that they're in agreement and working together. Mercury is the planet of communication and ideas, so when it teams up with Neptune, your mind can become extremely focused on creative, fantastical ideas. This could be a time for personal epiphanies, and you'll definitely be "thinking outside the box."
The sign of Gemini is ruled by the planet of Mercury, too, so think of this week as a creative and communication powerhouse! If you've been dying to start a novel, outline a screenplay or put some original ideas into your art, do it! There is no better time than now to hone in on your unique strengths ... and to set the stage so you can tap into these strengths for weeks to come!

-Courtesy tarot.com

ANOTHER THOROUGH ARTICLE ON MERCURY CONJUNCT NEPTUNE

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

VENUS RETROGRADE - CLEAR IT UP!

Venus Retrograde in Aries: Slamming the Brakes on Love?



March 4th, 2009 by Jeff Jawer
Venus, the planet of love, normally transits a sign in about a month. She entered fiery Aries on February 3 and won’t leave it until June 6. This prolonged stay is caused by her retrograde cycle that begins on March 6 and ends on April 17. Venus related subjects like love, self-worth and partnerships can be complicated during this six-week stretch, especially when old issues resurface from the past to put a wrinkle in our plans. Aries is not the most comfortable place for Venus because this is a sign of independence, and Venus is all about relationships. Throwing in the twist of the retrograde cycle could make the conflict between Aries’ self-interest and Venus’ instinct for compromise even more difficult. Still, the reviews and revisions of these retro periods also supply a second chance, in this case, to reconnect with love, regain approval, and to recover income-producing opportunities.

Some astrologers consider any planet’s retrograde period to be a decidedly unfavorable time for the subjects it symbolizes. Yet, while it is true that the course of love may not run true during this time, there are enormous opportunities for resetting your personal compass. Venus is about values: what we like and what we want to be liked for. Her presence in pioneering Aries could set us off in a new direction, one in which a fresh assessment of what we hold most dear is likely. The single-mindedness of Aries can be helpful in screening out over-socialized behavior that turns us away from our true desires. Instead of being so concerned about others, this is a period of self-love when we connect more directly with our desires. The retrograde can awaken images from the past: pictures of old lovers, grandma’s brownies, and summer camp walks in the woods. These are reminders of what has delighted us in the past and what may have been lost over the years.

Venus Retrograde in Aries in not about the end of love, pleasure or income. It is about an instinctual alignment with tastes that please palettes and values that make sense. Some may be revivals of the past, but others can represent the fresh new direction of our post-Wall Street meltdown period. Yes, we may not feel secure in the torrential rains of economic bad news, but a renewed source of self-worth can arise out of these troubled waters and lead each and every one of us to bright ideas about the economy and a renewal of love and joy.

How COULD(the science of the stars is all subject to free will Luvies) The Venus Retrograde Specifically Affect Your Sign???(CLICK HERE)

AND

ANOTHER GREAT LINK WITH MORE INFO ON THE CURRENT VENUS RETROGRADE

(Here's a Snippet - CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE - FOR THE SERIOUS ASTOLOGERS):

3. What does it mean?
During this particular period of Venus' cycle, everything the planet stands for tends to play out inwardly and affect psychological states. Therefore, expect matters related to the five senses, financial and material possessions, love, fertility in the literal and figurative senses, harmony and justice, aesthetics, relationships, and negotiations to be at the core of your thoughts. You may not enjoy socialising as much as usual.

You prefer to withdraw in some kind of retreat and concentrate on in-depth introspective work in order to discover the real meaning of your daily interpersonal exchanges. The other possibilities are that you are blessed with extraordinary inspiration, or on the contrary, you feel that your creativity is totally drained, strangely enough. In any case, after the cycle is completed, more often than not, you realise that the principle of evolution inherent to Venus retrogradations has worked. You are empowered and you find it easier to influence your world.

4. Who Is Concerned and How?
In astrology, a sensitive point is the spot of your chart where the Sun, the Moon, a cluster of planets, the Ascendant or the Midheaven axes are found. The four following groups of persons are very likely to powerfully feel the influence of this retrogradation:

people with sensitive points at 29° of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces),
people with sensitive points between 0° and 15° of cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn),
people with natal Taurus or Libra highlighted,
people having natal Venus as part of their planetary dominant.
People with sensitive points at 29°Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, or between 0°-15° Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius, are very favoured. However, since they receive only soft aspects from Venus, there are not enough tension and stress to prompt them to take action. As a consequence, they may miss good opportunities for personal growth.

For all other people, the retrogradation will go more or less unnoticed. Please note that we are analysing exclusively the transits of Venus. Transits by other planets occurring within the timeframe indicated above may bring about concrete events and/or psychological developments which do not fit our description.

5. Do's and Don'ts
Since Venus is mighty in Pisces, the sign of her exaltation, she is unlikely to wreak havoc in the affairs of the houses that her retrogradation activates. Nevertheless, her station direct at 29° Pisces, an anaretic degree (the 29th degree of all signs) often deemed to be crisis-oriented, warns that indecisiveness may be an issue. To offset possible setbacks, it is advisable to keep all your lines of communication open, to tap into your analytical skills, and to avoid fuzzy situations. You must also pay high attention to details and concentrate on the matters ruled by the houses involved.

In Aries, Venus is in the sign of her detriment, and according to the Tradition, she is inefficient since she is unable to express her qualities. Modern astrologers disagree with this ancient interpretation and argue that the powers of Venus in Aries are nothing close to weak since they take on the fiery, pioneering, swift, and impulsive nature of the sign. Suffice it to say that Arian energies counterbalance the possible laziness of Venus and, provided that you accept to exercise some patience and thoughtfulness, you can fare successfully throughout Venus' retrogradation cycle.

Do not hesitate to exploit the tools Venus is lending you. Charm, softness, love, financial matters, on the one hand, and relationships, partnerships, harmony, fairness, legal affairs, on the other hand, are the trump cards you should take full advantage of. Indeed, they may open the path to entirely new opportunities.

Monday, March 2, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS!



Before there was a Baby-Sitters Club book membership, National Geographic, Time, People, RightOn, WordUp, Teen, Seventeen, Jet, Ebony, Hype Hair, Sophisticate's Black Hair, Essence, InStyle, Vogue, or Billboard subscriptions...there was the Dr. Seuss & His Friends Book Club membership. One time for active youth readership and Lifetime learning...Oh the Places We'll Go!!!



The Life and Times of Dr. Seuss™

No American writer has had as great an impact on children's literature as Dr. Seuss. His imaginative characters, vivid illustrations, and catchy rhymes are instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up reading his stories. The author himself is less well-known; while he worked tirelessly at his craft, he didn't seek personal fame. Most of the details of his private life aren’t common knowledge to fans of his books. For instance, it’s a little-known fact that Dr. Seuss wasn’t actually a doctor—he added the prefix to his pseudonym as a goofy way to lend credibility to his menagerie of characters.



A Prosperous & Patriotic Childhood

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. The town was booming, with several large manufacturing companies and a thriving population of German immigrants. Ted's grandfather and father owned a successful brewery, and the future Dr. Seuss grew up in the midst of a bustling, prosperous extended family. A child during World War I, Ted acquired a sense of patriotism that would remain with him his entire life. As a Scout, he worked to sell U.S. War Bonds. In an oft-told story, he sold so many that he was supposed to receive an award, along with 10 other boys, from President Theodore Roosevelt. However, during the awards ceremony, Roosevelt found that he had only nine medals to give, and when he got to Ted, standing at the end of the row, he asked, "What's this boy doing here?" For the rest of his life, Geisel suffered from acute stage fright, and sometimes skipped speaking engagements altogether.

Trading Academia for Storytelling

As Prohibition loomed and threatened to put his father out of business, Geisel was accepted into Dartmouth College. Enrolled as an English major, he proved to be only a mediocre student. Ted divided his time between his studies and writing for the Dartmouth humor magazine, Jack-o-Lantern. It was there that he discovered his love of designing books with pictures and words, though he said it took him "almost a quarter of a century" before he felt he had succeeded.

As Geisel's senior year came to a close, his father asked where he'd be going next. When Ted answered that he'd gotten a scholarship to study at Lincoln College in Oxford, his father immediately passed the news on to the town newspaper, who published it the next day. Unfortunately, Geisel was exaggerating a bit when he said he'd "gotten" the scholarship; he’d applied, but ultimately was rejected. Nevertheless, his father sent Geisel to England in 1925 for a three-year stay.

An Innovator Finds His Muse

It was during his time in Europe that Ted met his first wife, another American student named Helen Palmer. Geisel often told the story of how he and Helen broke the news of their relationship to Helen's mother. The first night Mrs. Palmer met Geisel, Helen, out of the blue, said, "Mother, what do you think of 'this' as a husband?" "But I don't even know his name!" her mother exclaimed. Geisel reached into his billfold and pulled out a piece of paper. "Madam," he said, "my card."

After Geisel and Helen married and moved to New York City, he started to get work in magazines and advertisements. His “Quick, Henry, The Flit!” campaign for Flit bug spray was legendary, and he soon branched out into other Standard Oil products, where his unique illustrations seemed to have the power to sell virtually anything. It was during this time that he published his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

Words in the Midst of War

As World War II loomed, Geisel found himself increasingly drawn to the war effort. He had no sympathy for isolationists, and criticized them copiously along with the leaders of Japan, Germany, and Italy. He wound up in Hollywood, doing animation and screenplays for Colonel Frank Capra’s propaganda unit. At one point, while taking a film to Europe to present to various generals, he found himself stuck behind enemy lines. Thankfully, he was rescued soon after by U.S. troops.

After the war, the Geisels, who were now living in La Jolla, California, took a trip to Japan to work on a cultural piece for Life magazine. Tiring of the movie business, Geisel wanted to spend more time on his children’s books. With the advent of the baby boomer generation, children’s books were in high demand, and “Dr. Seuss” became the acknowledged master. He held exceptionally high standards for himself and the people he worked with; he was well-known at the publisher’s office for paying close attention to the details of printing, particularly with regard to the colors used in his illustrations.

A Legendary Partnership Comes to an End

After a long illness, Geisel’s wife Helen died in 1967, a year after his first TV cartoon aired. Geisel was grief-stricken. In addition to overseeing his business functions, his wife had served as his primary companion, collaborator, and motivator.

After remarrying to Audrey Stone Diamond, he resumed his hectic production schedule. Geisel produced films nearly every year through the 1970s, and two to three books a year almost without pause between 1957 and 1976. After 1980 he slowed down, publishing one book a year, then every two years, until his final book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, was published in 1990. At the age of 87, Theodor Seuss Geisel passed away on September 24, 1991, in La Jolla, California.
Photos © Dr. Seuss Enterprises

On Dr. Seuss' Birthday, Remember the Lorax by Maura Judkis

A Visit to Seussville - Official Website

A Visit to Seuss World - Fansite

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

So...
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

---Dr. Seuss


WHAT A DAY!!!

Hey NYC! When was the last time we had this much snow???

Sunday, March 1, 2009

AND WHILE WERE ON FASHION...

I was kickin' it around my neighborhood yesterday and came across this AWESOME sale!

UP to 80% OFF SALVATORE FERRAGAMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Started Yesterday 2/28, and I Wanna Say Lasts through Wed 3/4:

317 W. 33rd Street btwn 8th & 9th Aves @ Soiffer Haskin
Mon-Tues: 9:00 - 5:30
Wed: 9:00 - 6:00
CREDIT ONLY

I'm gonna try an score a sexy lil pair for the summer, we'll see...

Good Luck Luvies!

XOXO,
~B!~

DID YOU SEE???

Michelle O. Looking Like The Fine First Lady That She Is!

Michelle Obama's Official White House Photo:



Also
If You Got It, Flaunt It - Michelle's Sexy Arms

Do YOU Believe It - Michelle Beefin' On Oprah???

AND FOR ALL THE ASPIRING MODELS - PETITES ONLY PLEASE

THE SAME DAYANTM Cycle 13 will be in New York on Saturday, March 14, but you gotta average/petite height, sorry to my bean pole Gyrl's :(



'America's Next Top Model' makes a tall order: shorter contestants
Feb 23, 2009, 07:05 PM | by Margaret Lyons

Take heart, oh ye of tiny stature! America's Next Top Model is casting its 13th cycle, and they want shorties. Indeed, according to this season's application, "You must be AT OR UNDER five feet and seven inches (5'7") in height, although Producers reserve the right to make case-by-case exceptions. Please note the change in this requirement from past cycles of the Series." Oh, it's noted, ANTM. The CW also wants would-be contestants to know that producers can make case-by-case exceptions, which they must have done for cycle 3 winner Eva Pigford, who you can fit in your pocket at a wee 5'6''.

ANTM's relationship to actual modeling has grown ever-more tenuous, but that's not really much of a complaint; no one really believes the show is a modeling contest, do they? It's a contest to become famous, and you don't have to be particularly tall to get on that ride. We're expecting a lot of references to Kate Moss (she's 5'7''!) -- and constant reminders that Tyra Banks is attempting to change the beauty paradigm! That she's doing something new! That her models are changing the face of beauty! Etc., etc., etc., except it's not true, etc., etc.

Anyway, I think my favorite questions from the application are Nos. 31, 31a, and 32, which are: (31) "Do you drink alcohol? If so, how often do you drink and how much?" (31a) "How often do you get drunk? How do you act when you get drunk?" (32) "What are your thoughts on religion?" Fierce!

Original Link

Good Luck Luvies,
XOXO,
~B!~

ATTN: ASPIRING ACTORS

Casting Director Winsome Sinclair is having a breakng into the business day seminar:



BLUE PRINT SERIES FOR ACTORS
Hosted By:
WSA CASTING

When:
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Where:
RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS
520 8th AVE
NY
Description:

WINSOME SINCLAIR's (W.S.A.) BLUEPRINT SERIES FOR ACTORS
DATE:SATURDAY MARCH 14th
TIME: 2pm to 4pm
LOCATION: RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS 520 8th AVE.
PRE-REGISTRATION: from 2/16 - 3/6 US $ 50.00 Pre Registration fee ( Certified check or Money order)
REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR: US $75.00 ( CASH only Day of)


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND WINSOME SINCLAIR & ASSOCIATES PRESENTS THE BLUEPRINT SERIES For BEGINNING ACTORS Calling All Actors! How to Get Cast for TV or Film with Winsome Sinclair Calling all budding actors/actresses. Get ready for your big break! Don't pass up this career-changing opportunity, where you will learn how to nab that audition and lock down the big role you've been waiting for. Top Hollywood casting director Winsome Sinclair will teach everything you need to know about "the industry," how to land an audition, and how to wow casting directors and stand out from the pack. Not only that, but Winsome will give you the personal feedback you need to enhance your ability to get more work, and flourish in the industry. She will also answer all and any questions you may have regarding any aspect of showbiz. Learn the ins and outs from a top industry insider! You will discover: What casting directors look for when casting a role How to network and find a gig How to pick the perfect monologue for you How to audition, do a cold reading and get the part How to get the right headshot and put your resume together How to get into SAG/AFTRA. Winsome Sinclair has collaborated on major motion films with top directors such as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, John Singleton, Oliver Stone Christopher Reeve,Forrest Whitaker, Hype Williams, and Lee Daniels. She has also done the casting for many major videos, TV shows, and films, including Amistad, Malcolm X, Waiting to Exhale, Juice, Higher Learning, Belly, The Bestman, New York Undercover, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Inside Man, and the recently released Spike Lee film Mirac le at St. Anna. Lee Daniels Film PUSH (SUNDANCED Critically Acclaimed) and CADILLAC RECORDS ( Exec Produced by BEYONCE) DATE : SATURDAY MARCH 14th TIME: 2pm to 4pm LOCATION: RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS 520 8th AVE. Between 36th St & 37th St. Room 16 L PRE-REGISTRATION from 2/16 - 3/6 US $ 50.00 Pre Registration fee ( Certified check or Money order) REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR US $75.00 ( CASH only Day of) You can also register by calling the New York office at (212)479-7762 Register NOW .. Space is LIMITED

MELO-X SHOW @ BLENDER THEATER MARCH 9th

The Homie had his "debut" show last week, and it did not disappoint. 2009 is definitely going to be a breakout year for him, be sure not to miss!

***Get @ me, I may have 1 extra ticket.***

HAPPY NEW MONTH LUVIES!!!

Soooo, when I was in college, my friends and I had a little celebration, a mini-New Year's if you would, at the beginning of EVERY month(at least when school was in session). Oh how I miss that ritual! It was really dope, no matter what was going down; papers, projects, mid-terms, finals, hook-ups, break-ups, make-ups, we were all getting together ("we" meaning a good amout of School of Music students), even if just for 15 minutes(it was an all out bruhaha, but people would trickle in and out depending on what the nest day held in store for them), though a power-packed 15 minutes, to count down and ring in the New Month! We would hijack the house of whoever lived off campus, decorate - were talking balloons, confetti, streamers, the whole nine yards; cook, bake loads of desserts, crank the sound system, and have ourselves a jolly good time. Usually someone would even bust out an instrumental rendition of Auld Lang Syne. TONS OF FUN!!! Me and one of my best Gyrl's, who find herself now waaaaayyyy on the Westcoast(Do It Big T!) keep the memory alive with monthly midnite texts, but nothing could replace that time and that place! It was really a great way to break the monotony of the week 'ya know? I mean living in NYC, I never feel that need anymore, but I HIGHLY reccommend the New Month countdown and mini partaaaay to any of the Gyrls and guys currently pursuing higher education to get out of that study rut, or anyone who bascially just wants to liven things up! It really energizes your month, helping you let off the steam of the prior month, and kick off the new one with friends and a refreshed outlook, believe me...I don't know how I would've survived Undergrad w/o them???

ALL THINGS MARCH:
Sunday 3/1 - HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!

Friday 3/6 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning's B-DAY, the "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..." poet

Saturday 3/7 - YOUR FAVORITE GYRL'S B-DAY (no wonder I'm so romantical!?! see aforemetioned birthday

Sunday 3/8 - Spring Ahead Bitches!
************MORE SUNLIGHT WHOOO-HOOO!!!************

AND

International Women's Day - I know, kinda ironic to be all like "bitch" and International Women's Day in the same breath ... but I Love all you Crazy Bitches, Know That! ("I only call you Bitches cuz I don't know you names individually..." - Katt Williams @ 4min and 15 sec)

Monday 3/9 - Fast of Esther/sundown Purim

AND

Melo-X's Show @ Blender Theatre!

Tuesday 3/10 - Purim continued

AND

ASCAP New York Sessions w. Keynote Speaker Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty

Thursday 3/12 - Girl Scout Day (Alas, how we still hold on to old dreams...I always wanted to be a Girl Scout, make some macaroni necklaces and shit (and I'm sure learn a lot too), but my mom went to one meeting and was like "this is WAY too much mother involvement to be the "Girl" Scouts. lol, always keeping it real, you are missed LCB! At least I can by some Edy's Samoas ice cream to celebrate.

Saturday 3/14 - ANTM Cycle 13 in New York, Casting Director in the House! So make sure to work it you "fierce" Gyrl's you!

AND

A casting director friend of mine will be having an event that day as well:

WINSOME SINCLAIR's (W.S.A.) BLUEPRINT SERIES FOR ACTORS DATE
SATURDAY MARCH 14th TIME: 2pm to 4pm LOCATION: RIPLEY GRIER STUDIOS 520 8th AVE. PRE-REGISTRATION from 2/16 - 3/6 US $ 50.00 Pre Registration fee ( Certified check or Money order) REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR US $75.00 ( CASH only Day of)


Tuesday 3/17 - St.Patty's Day


Friday 3/20 - The Vernal Equinox and FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!

Tuesday 3/24 - Saturday 3/28 WMC in Miami!!! Whether you register for the conference or not,get your butt down there for some SUN & FUN!!! Holla @ me for some cheapo rental car companies in the area.

*A WHOLE BUNCH OF THE GYRL'S BIRTHDAY'S, SHOUT-OUTS LADYLOVE'S*

Already Shaping Up to be a AWESOME & BLESSED MONTH LUVIES!

XOXO,
~B!~

Click HERE For a Calendar and month of March Fun Fact's