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GRIDLOCKED: What Atlanta should have learned from the 2005 RTP Gridlock

On Monday, I reminisced about the Gridlock in the RTP . This video I found online does not give the true picture of the literally bumper to bumper traffic. MyFaceBook  shared a  link . January 27 Do y'all remember the Ice gridlock of 2005 in the Triangle? The Half Inch of Snow that Paralyzed Raleigh Back on January 19, 2005, Raleigh received an unexpected snowfall of less than one inch a few hours before the 5 o’clock rush hour. The temperatures leading up to this day were persistently cold, creating ground tempe It snowed in the Southeast yesterday. Winter Storm Leon came through and shut it down. People in Atlanta have been stuck out on roads and highways, abandoning cars, and having to find shelter. Kids have been stuck on school buses and some had to stay at schools all night. BOY OH BOY DOES THIS SEEM FAMILIAR!!

RHOA's scandalous mess

Apollo tweeted this pic of himself at a RHOA viewing party in Nashville, TN From fighting to possible felonies...the Bravo curse has hit Real Housewives of Atlanta hard. The off camera shenanigans seem to be more dramatic than anything that has been taped. I know people love money, but when a person's value and self-worth are intrinsically tied to their will see all types of deviance come forth. When news hit that Phaedra Parks's husband, Apollo Nida, was arrested , tongues wagged. Including my own...but it was not shock or disbelief on my end. I was disappointed and concerned. Everybody knows I go hard in upholding the value of brothas. Apollo is a husband and father to two sons. IF he is the mastermind of this scheme...he could have utilized his talents to work a business that would not land him in prison away from his family. The scheme he is under suspicion for is elaborate, as detailed in this blog post  from www.straightfromthe

Birthday weekend with friends, LeBron, and Cynthia Bailey

Birthday card from my sister-friend S.S. Inside it says "You have a style all your own." This has been one of my best birthdays. The only thing missing was getting to see my family. Though I did chat with them and make future plans. Also, my super star three-year-old niece sang "Happy Birthday" to me over the phone with the proper melody and verses! I spent my birthday with super star friends, a super star basketball player, and a super star model. Okay so technically my birthday was last Tuesday, but I continued the celebration into the weekend. Well..actually...I celebrated virtually all week. One thing's for certain...I was never without a meal last a couple of my brother-friends and a guy friend treated me. I tried this new spot called Harry's Grill and they have THE BEST sweet potato fries! On Saturday, my colleagues and I checked out the Bobcats vs Miami Heat game...It was dope! We had seats very close to the court as you can

Team Me vs Team We

YBBG_Blog  ‏ @ YBBG_Blog Jan 17 # YBBGTopic : What shortcomings have you had to overcome in order to be a better partner in your relationships?   Reply     Delete     Favorite     More Expand Maya Elious  ‏ @ MayaElious Jan 17 @ YBBG_Blog Just learning to allow someone in my heart in general. Had to give up the "me" attitude and start living for "us". Maaaaaaaaannnnnnnnn...  relationships are a lot of work...Checking in...checking on...remembering two mamas' birthdays...putting off things you want to do...missing friends...getting to know the other's friends... Shopping for two...considering feelings...all the things you don't have to do single. Ask folks and many will tell you the hardest thing about settling down is letting go of selfishness. Putting someone ahead of  yourself is not for the faint of heart... Going from TEAM ME to TEAM WE is challenging. THINK ABOUT IT... What do you do when you're hung

Birthday Countdown: Day 2

My birthday is in two days! There are only two days left until my birthday. I've been extremely busy, so I have not kept up with blogging the countdown. Besides, very significant things happened in those years that appear in the book. I wanted to touch on year two, however. When I was two years old, I had a very serious surgery. Had it not been for my pediatrician (and the Good Lord!) I may not be here. My pediatrician was great, and I actually remember the day of the surgery. It is one of my first memories. My mom was holding me and walked me to the doors of the operating room. I had my hands locked behind her neck and she had to give me to the doctor. He had one one of those green jumpsuits and had a mask around his neck. When he reached out for me, I wouldn't let go of my mama. I held on with a serious grip, and she had to pull my fingers apart. She cried and so did I. Today is Day 2 At 2 years old... I was a ball of e