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Trying to Understand the Why’s of Life…#howtomakeitinamerica

10/03/2011

By: Keysharion “Keke” Parker

Why do we seem to let other people get to us? They get us down, they ruin our weeks and weekends, and to just be truthful, steal our joy! Why do we allow people to take away what we feel and know about ourselves? It makes us feel inadequate on the job/school/church, and in friendships/relationships.

I get that other people are driven by accomplishment and acquisition of things. Why is it that you can’t be a nice person and have the amount of success you want, too? It seems like the more lazy, the least logical and crazy you are, the further you go in this life.  The only comfort for us good-hearted people is knowing that our riches are supposedly not here on this earth. The greater treasure is the reward in the afterlife based on how we treated others.

In my quarter-life crisis, I’ve realized that I want it all…Brand new socks and draws…success and to be a good and kind individual. For some reason, however, I keep running into mofo’s who make everything difficult!  I promise, it is not my intent to  wanna curse anyone out on Monday morning on my job, but dammit other people sure make it hard for a sista.  They smile in your face and then talk about you to your manager behind your back to make themselves look better.  Why should I not want to kick someone in their teeth or stab them with a pencil?

I don’t condone violence at all, but I have sure seen my attitude get bad over the last few years. Reasons, I’m sure you know, like unfair treatment, lack of respect shown or being just plain talked about.  All the drama has taught me that bad treatment shouldn’t denote me treating someone else like I smoke crack.  I know that I don’t have to honk my horn back at the person who honked their horn at me because they were too impatient to wait for me to turn across traffic. I get it, but hell, I just don’t feel like going out of my way sometimes to be accommodating. 

I think this quote from Mother Teresa says it best. Now, I’m no saint, but I want to be like one. Hopefully, the situations in life won’t alter my attitude too badly before I get there. Right now, people are working my nerves and I only exist to fight another day.  One day, I’ll be open-minded enough to find joy in knowing that I’m enlightened enough to give the benefit of the doubt to others and not let it affect my moral psyche and demeanor.   

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.

Be kind anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.

Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them anyway.

-Mother Teresa

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#Trying to Show Some Love…#Friends and @Sheckys

08/01/2011

By:

Kesharion “KeKe” Parker

To my girls…that is!  It’s National Girlfriend’s Day!

Hug your closest friends today and show them you care!

I couldn’t get through life without my besties!  Though they can get on my nerves and upset me six ways from Sunday, I know they’ve got my back.   You gotta appreciate all of them because they function as apart of your life in so many different ways.  There’s the friend you can always call when you wanna go out, go shopping, go to a movie, or just sit at home.  There’s the friend that you can always talk to about your boo, your momma and your cousin & them and they just get it.  Then there’s the friend that you can vent to, bitch at and in turn get some really good advice and they don’t think you’re just PMSing. 

That’s why I believe in Besties before Testes!  No one understands you like your girls…especially during your TryingTwenties.

Take the girls out tonight and tell them how much you appreciate them and have some fun!

LOVE Those Who Love You….Especially your girls!

How much do you love your girls?  Nominate them HERE for National Girlfriends Day!

We hope you nominate your fabulous girlfriends in August, and join us year-round on Sheckys.com and at our Girls Night Out events for a good dose of girl time!

XO,
Shecky’s

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#Trying to Remember #AmyWinehouse…

07/27/2011

By:

Keysharion “KeKe” Parker

Because she was one of our TryingTwenties Sorors, we want to express our sympathy for Amy Winehouse, (Trying 27).  We were saddened to hear about her death, however, not surprised.  In these TryingTwenties years, we struggle with day to day afflictions that send our world in turmoil and turn it upside down.  We don’t often know how to handle the inconsistencies of life.  Some of us do better than others due to outside guidance and our upbringing.  Some of us are just lucky to figure life out at an early age.  There are some of us that never get the opportunity to really shine because of addictions and emotional issues holding us back from our true potential. 

Yes, I can be civil when needed.  There’s just some things that get me angry and I make incorrect decisions.  No one is above it, you just may be smarter at recognizing and dealing with the consequences.  That possibly comes with age. She didn’t make the best decisions regarding her health and life, so let’s remember Amy for the talent she had.  We jammed her music, we thought she was on point with that Jay-Z collab, so let’s remember her for the music and the good times she helped us all have. When she was sober she produced a bomb album and looked great, too!

It’s sad she’ll be apart of the “27 Club” and will go down in history as a great artist that died at 27.  But we should take a lesson of what brought on their demise.  Being 27 is hard enough, but it won’t kill you.  It’s the choices you make around that age that will.  Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse were talented individuals and drug abuse and other addictions sadly took them away from us prematurely.  Think about it, we are the ones deprived of great music and with their talent they could’ve been shuttin’ down the party for another 20 years.

If you don’t take anything else away from this post, know that life can be fun at this age, but don’t take it to the extreme.  If you need advice, counseling, rehab, whatev….Don’t be too proud to get it before it’s too late.  You’ll never know how awesome you could’ve been!

LIVE Life…and Try to Make Better Decisions!

REST IN PEACE, AMY! WE LOVED BACK TO BLACK!

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#Trying to Remain Calm….#IHateItWhen

07/20/2011

 
By:
Keysharion “KeKe” Parker
 
 
 
 

I hate it when…you ask someone a legitimate question and they give you an F’d up ass answer.  Thanks for thinking I’m a dumb ass. 

So I visited Philly a few months back with the girls and we were kicking it at a wine spot, a little tipsy, and a lot of dancin’ to a little band that was jamming jazz and some r&b.  The guys in the band were doing their thang and we were having a great night.  Okay…..until, the lead guy comes over to the table and asks if we had any requests.  Nice, right?! 

Well, I politely asked if he could play any Ne-Yo.  Mind you, I had just heard a band in N.O. play Champagne Life in a hole in the wall club a couple of months prior.  I didn’t think my request was far fetched, but damn! The answer I got back was ‘rude as hell’.  I mean I wasn’t trying to belittle what the band was doing by any means, I just thought it would keep the party going. 

For real, don’t look at me like I’m stupid and say “Uh…NO! Why in the hell would we play that?!” Well, in my opinion don’t bring your ass over here and ask if we have any requests. So my non-drunk, crunk answer should have been, “You’re a motherf***in’ band asking for requests, aren’t you?! That’s why you need to play that “ish! You obviously ain’t that big yet to be turning folk down, now are you?”   I think I should’ve gone Evelyn Lozada on him and told him what’s real! Yes, I have anger mgmt issues and I need help.  Fortunately for him, I was lil’ tipsy and I just got quiet and festered until now….LOL

I’m jus’ sayin’, I hate it when people get their jollies off of making other people feel like crap.  You don’t have to TRY to embarrrass anyone to have control over the situation.  Just have some compassion and patience.  Yes, people do ask stupid questions, but Damn don’t you do the same thing, too?   Be helpful because you never know how that could lead to your next blessing.

I mean dude was kinda cute.  If he had played his cards rights, he actually coulda got it  🙂 

I’m jus’ sayin’!…SMH

LIVE Life…and Respect My Gangsta!

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#Trying to Kick it….The End of the Week is #LikeNothingElse…

07/15/2011

Awww Suki Suki!  It’s the Weekend, Baby!  TGIF, For Real!  We made it, y’all!  See how the rest of the weekend is gonna play out for you.

Friday & Saturday- HAPPY

As you can see, we have made it to the end of the week and look at the smile on that face!  Too excited to be free to do what you want to do….even if it is just running errands around town on Saturday.  It’s your time and you can wake up at your leisure….Hopefully!  Songs were made about the weekend.  It’s Friday and I’m ready to swang. Pick up my girls and hit the party scene…Tonight, ohohoh, It’s Alright!-AALIYAH   Make sure to hit up a daytime party for me and get your fly accessories with TryingTwenties.com.

Sunday – WORRIED

Well, look it’s Sunday again.  Where did the last two days go?  Oh no, now you’ve started thinking about all the stuff you have do during the week.  School, Work, the kids, oh my!  How can you enjoy this last moment of your weekend without worrying.  I don’t know if you can. It’s called Sunday Anxiety!  It begins to take over you because you got up early, went to church possibly, cooked your evening meal, maybe even hung out with some friends for brunch.  You’ve had you last bit of weekend fun and you realize it has to come to an end…..And then….you move into the next phase…..

Sunday Evening – RAGE

Oh, No!  It’s time to go to bed.  You are really upset now.  Why is it that we go through this every week?  There has never been a day in my work career that I’ve felt joy about going to the job on Monday.   It requires prayer and meditation to just have enough strength to get out of the bed on Monday and make it in one time….LOL  Don’t trip, I’m glad I have a job, but I’m Mad I gotta go.  Anybody know of a job where I can work from home? Maybe that would ease the tension.

LIVE Life, Have a Great Weekend….And a Happy Monday!

Keysharion “KeKe” Parker

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#Trying to Make It Through….#Alliwantis

07/13/2011

For the week to be over!  It’s Wednesday.  Do you think I’m right on how you felt on Monday and Tuesday?!  This is definitely for those of us who have a 7-6 (putting in OT to get ahead of the game), a crazy professor, a raggedy boyfriend and an unappreciative manager.  And you can’t seem to understand why in the hell you are enduring the crap. 

Wednesday – CONFUSED

Cause you just don’t know whether to still be Mad or Happy that it’s the middle of the week. The jury is still out on that one.  Usually as you start making plans for Happy Hour on Thursday or Going out on Friday, or Hanging out on Saturday, you begin to come around and feel a little better.  Or you sway back to angry because you have to hang with the crazy in-laws, go grocery shopping or work on the weekend.

Thursday – DEVIOUS

Cause you know you’re about to get into something.  Either you’re about to kick someone in their teeth or stab them with a pencil at the job OR you can’t wait to get out there tonight and get a drank.  Yeah, I said DRANK (not drink).  My grown and sexy females get this! Either way you ain’t right…LOL  Just keep it classy 🙂

Stay tuned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s emotions.  I’m thinking you are feelin’ me on this one.  Hang in there! Life gets better  and when it’s your time to shine, you’ll rise on queue. 

LAUGH About It….Because sometimes you just got to!

Keysharion “KeKe” Parker

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#Trying to Get through the Week…#ICantGoADayWithout..

07/11/2011

Constantly thinking about Friday and the tortuous 4 day journey to get to it!  What about you?  Monday’s are the worst and you just wake up mad because you had Sunday anxiety all day yesterday…..It creeps down in your soul and makes our attitude just funky knowing you have to get up and endure another week at work.  Anybody out there feeling me on this one?  My girl sent me this email and I thought it was hilarious…The perfect depiction of how the week goes! 

Monday – HATRED

Oh the joy of waking up to a new day and it’s Monday.  The dreaded of all days that signify the beginning of a long drawn out week.  Gotta deal with raggedy people on your job, at the stores, in traffic and at your kid’s school.  This is the day you have road rage the most and everyone drives slow because you are late for work.   Happy Freakin’ Monday!

Tuesday – TIRED

Well, it’s a little better today.  You survived Monday and you basically feel like you are about to wake up from the mental slumber you’ve been in.  You brain starts functioning and you don’t take everything so freakin’ seriously because they are not on your last nerve like on Monday.  Hang in there!  Hump day is around the corner.

We’ll hit you back on Wednesday with the how the rest of the week shapes up!

LAUGH About It….and Try to Make it through the Week 🙂  It’s not sooooo bad!

Keysharion “KeKe” Parker

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