I’ve come across a time in my life where multitasking is my poison. I apologize I have not been able to keep up with Storyline nor Beauty Beholden. My life is the same. I am focused on creating a business plan and I am in do or die mode about it. I haven’t forgotten you. I have some more to Storyline or I could just leave it. My visual side is focused on the physical things I need to do for my business, but I’m hoping, as I go through cleaning, I can find something else to share. Beauty comes in many forms and I’m glad to share my vision and views of it with you.

I have ideas in my head for both blogs here and my blog. It’s going to work out. I feel God is happy with what I am doing. I am definitely trying to take it slow and logical right now. As much as I want everything to work out right now, I am working hard to stay focused on things being in God’s timing not mine or anyone else’s. I have a vision for this city with my business and my mom and myself.  So, please bear with me while I am adjusting and refocusing and refocusing some more. I hope you all are well. I’ll be happy to catch up with you soon. I’m going to work on using the mobile apps more. This may result in even more English grammar mistakes than I already make. But, I just want to get things out. I’m not doing this for anyone specific, I just know I’m not the only one who may enjoy what I have to say. See you soon.




Okay, so today is the 13th day of my everyday inspiration WordPress University assignments and I am no longer ahead. It’s been so many different forms and ideas all at once that I think I might be overwhelmed. I haven’t written a post for my storyline this, well, last, week. I just wrote a new post for my awareness blog, So, My Socks Don’t Match about what’s new. It’s kind of long, so I thought, may be I will just copy-paste-edit, lol. But, no. I won’t do that. I’ll just do something different.

Currently, I’m watching the interesting, sad and enlightening documentary The Legendary Cool “Disco” Dan. I spent my first year of college in Washington, DC and remember seeing his tag on the metro and along the line on various buildings. It’s wild how things evolve for each individual. I’m glad I was able to see this today. It’s on a new channel, “TBD,” that is focused on programming based mainly on Internet videos, etc. It’s difficult, because it replaced Antenna TV, they moved it to a channel can’t get. I’ve been going through a lot of things new to me as of late. I have to try to settle myself and focus, so it kind of creates an issue for me.

Anyways,  I’m just nearing my greatest post length, so I’ve got to go beyond that for this assignment. So… Well, DC is the birthplace of Go Go Music and, I guess they just said Hardcore Punk as well.  Both were connected to the spray paint and tagging culture. I survived DC and KC and really enjoyed both. It’s terrible what hard drugs and poverty will do to a community. They wanted to beat their own score as the “Murder Capital” and now other communities have owned and wanted to gain the title. Kansas City a.k.a. “Killer City” and Chicago (must see the movie Chi-Raq) have fallen to the Devils plans. It’s so scary and sad. It’s like the world just doesn’t want certain people to have anything good without totally obliterating themselves.

Well, now “Little Big Shots” is on NBC. This show is so inspiring. Kids are always an important part of the future, including what they do in the present. Never underestimate their ability to learn and imitate.

Well, I think I’m all written out. I don’t know if this is the longest post, probably not, but I don’t have much more to say. There are only 20 days to this exercise, I believe. Tomorrow is day 20. So, I’ll see you tomorrow, I think. 🙂

Critical Critique

This is part 1 of a tutorial on how to create a cardboard doll house with working lights. I don’t really feel up to doing a critique at the moment, but that’s my fault for falling behind on my assignments.  I was looking into something else for me to do, don’t ask me why, and I thought about building doll houses or something similar. So, I’ve watched a few videos now. This youtuber has a time-lapsed video before this one that you can watch here and part 2 here, at this time part 3 hasn’t shown up. Here it goes 🙂

Well, I’ve watched parts 1 & 2 of the channel MyCardboardHouses Doll house with lights tutorial. I have to say it’s classic YouTube work. It helps to watch the videos of those who have met goals similar to yours and it seems he has done his research. There are only 3 videos available, he is subscribed to 2 channels (both comedians) and has over 7600 subscribers. He’s only had this specific channel since June 2016 and has over 2 million views, so this makes me thinks that he must be posting and removing them or he is just that popular and people feel he’s worth watching or both. I’ve got 2 youtube channels with some original content, just not as exciting, I guess. I’m still learning.

Parts 1 and 2 open up with a cute little stop animation video introducing “Bill” the builder and “Christy,” his helper. As a child narrates the intro, your attention is captured by the grand tour of the example house. I find this a good touch and can bring families to want to participate in this activity together. Then we go live.

Christy is a swan, a paper, origami swan, about 2 ft or so big. Bill and Christy banter regularly throughout the videos, even if she is not visually in the scene. I find this clever and creative, but probably would not want to have my kid watching, especially if they can read. Oh yeah, Christy speaks swan speak so her words are closed captioned/subtitled. She has a short vocabulary, mostly expletives of some sort. When we get to part 2, some may find her completely insulting. I’m not the party mentioned, so I will not try to express how they may or may not feel if they hear the conversation. Otherwise, Christy is just a prop.

The setting is more than likely in a business. If you look at the time-lapsed video you will see he’s in a restaurant. In the tutorials he’s in a very small space between a door an a window, like a mud room or foyer. I’d tried not to think of that, because it could make you feel cramped in as well. The example house is set up on a table with the cardboard for the working house on the right of it. I don’t know if he owns the business or if he just works there, but I’m hoping it’s one he owns.

His channel states he likes working in different forms of architecture, so I’m hoping he has other work somewhere I can see. He has a good grip on what’s needed and how to execute the design so I think it’s worth watching. The humor may be a little upsetting to some, and there was more time spent bantering than probably should have been, because there will be a part 3 and maybe 4. It’s a very detailed design, yet they keep the videos at a good length. So, I’ll subscribe and I’ll wait. Until then, I’ll check out some other design/craft videos.


Note: See my recent emotional experience with Instagram on my other blog here.


It’s A Date, Or Not

If we were having coffee right now

I’d tell you I don’t like coffee

If we were having coffee right now

I’d tell you thanks but no thanks

If we were having coffee right now

I’d tell you, “I’m already saved.”

If we were having coffee right now

I’d tell you, you are a hypocrite

If we were having coffee right now

I’d ask you, what makes you the authority

If we were having coffee right now

I’d run away and hug my friends and family

If we were having coffee right now

I’d ask if you realize the damage you’ve done

If we were having coffee right now

But, you said let’s get a Coke


Note: This is based on my experience with and is dedicated to the International Churches of Christ. The women leaders and followers, would ask to “go have a Coke” and study the bible or get to know each other.

On Site, Insight

Breathing steadily, in and out, I just need to get through this.  I hate this part. It happens and it makes no sense to me, but then it does. Tight spaces, crowded spaces. Unknown people and the negative energy that surrounds them. My mind, it races.

All in my mind, I wonder, what is this person thinking? What is he doing, why did he have to sit here? This isn’t bad. I can handle this. I’ve had to deal with worse in my own space.

My own space, man, when will that get done? At this rate, it seems like never. I have to just take my time, but that’s always the case. The old days are gone and progress is still being made.

Panic in a new situation, only physical pain and weariness in another. My attitude and my voice stay level in panic, but rises with unseen and unfelt anxiousness in the latter. Funny how that works.

Quietly and calmly everyone else moves about, but God has chosen him to bring the challenge. One lady with beautiful curly hair, making me wish I could be wearing a skirt instead of hot jeans in this summer weather. The first day of Spring. Huh? Great smiles on all the ladies faces out of some form of happiness or kindness. The guys straight faces, until he comes in. Man, I made it this far. I just have to keep my eyes focused on the clock, the flowers, the desk, anything else.  She’ll be here soon to get me. No obligation to anyone but myself right now, I let you know, you’re on your own.

I’ll be here for you as much as I can. We talked. Only if I’d dealt with myself sooner, then, now, when you really need me, I’d be able to do more. We’ll never know, but we can keep trying. Being honest helps. Also, listening. Man it’s hot, but we’ve been here before. I love you more than you’ll ever know. This isn’t much. I just have to be more careful now. I’m no longer Superwoman. I can’t control everything, but I can see how I have gained control of some things. For that, for you, for all that God does, I am grateful.