Monday, May 31, 2010

iGoogle is my blogging savior

After struggling for the past couple of weeks to keep up with my blog posts and reading and commenting on other blogs, I finally found a solution. In comes iGoogle. This has truly been my blogging savior. I really don't know why I didn't find it sooner, but better late than never.

The screenshot above is from my iGoogle for Single, Sassy, & Uncensored. I have my Gmail open to see when people comment on my blog and send me blog roll requests. I have a running to do list to keep track of blog posts I need to work on, new social networking sites I need to join, blog carnivals I need to join, etc. I also use it to keep track of things I find other bloggers doing that I need to research and see if I can incorporate into my blog.

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to Everyone!!
Enjoy the fireworks and lots of good food, but don't forget to honor those that will never be forgotten.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Is abortion worse than sexual abuse?

Well according to the Catholic Church, it is. A nun in Phoenix, AZ was excommunicated after approving an abortion that saved a woman's life. Read the full article here.

In short, the woman was 11 weeks pregnant with her fifth child. She had a condition which doctors determined would have killed her if she had continued the pregnancy. The nun was on the ethics committee at the hospital and made the decision to terminate the pregnancy in order to save the woman's life.

Not so single anymore...

Well guys and gals it's official... Miss Single Sassy & Uncensored is no longer single (gasp!!). Yes, I have a new romantic interest in my life and I'm really happy. Glowing really. He might pop up in a few posts here and there so we'll just refer to him as Superman. And yes he is all that and more.

Someone asked me if I was going to change my blog name now that I'm no longer single. That's a good question and I'm not quite sure of the answer. For now it will stay the same and we'll see how things go. Superman will understand that it's just the name of my blog, even though it's not my title anymore.

Now I have even more to blog about. So excited!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Photog Friday: Extraordinarily Ordinary

 since I've been learning to manually use Kam and I really didn't get an assigned photography project this week, I decided to come up with one on my own.

I decided to take pictures of ordinary things that people probably wouldn't think to look twice at. When photographed properly, they are still ordinary, but they become extraordinary.

These are pictures of a concrete wall that has a metal pipe running across the top. It had just stopped raining and mold and corrosion from the pipe were running down the wall. Don't know why it caught my eye, but it was really cool.

This was from a brick wall in the student lounge at school. For the most part, all of the other bricks are intact. This one brick is just chipping away and had this really cool discoloration to it.

This flower actually caught my eye because it was the only one there. It was just sitting pretty, nestled in some grass and leaves growing all over the place. I took this immediately after it stopped raining so it was really cool to get the detail of all the rain drops on the flower petals.

This was a fun project for me to work on mainly because I made it up myself so I didn't have any real rules. I just took pictures of whatever caught my eye. This day it just happened to be things that normally wouldn't catch someone's eye.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My New Camera

Ok so I finally got some halfway decent photos of my new camera. It's a Canon Rebel XS/EOS 1000D. I love it so much I even gave it a name, Kam. Yes my camera has a name.

This is my first DSLR so I'm super excited about it. So far so good. We learned all the controls and how to manually operate our cameras in photography class, so I had fun playing with it and taking random shots.

The lens is an EFS 18-55mm lens with image stabilizer. It's pretty good and it gets the job done, but I definitely have my sights set on a bigger lens. Any suggestions??

Well I'm definitely enjoying my new camera so far and I might actually be getting the hang of it...Maybe

Stay tuned for all the random and not so random shots that I take with Kam.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Photog Friday Update

Ok so I know I missed my Photog Friday post last week and I already know I'm going to miss it this week too.

I just started my photography class for my Photography and Graphic Design major and we start shooting photos on Monday, so I will possibly use those for Photog Friday next week.

I guess my purpose for Photog Friday has kinda changed, especially since I know what to expect with this photography class. My Photog Friday posts thus far have only featured my work, and I want to keep it that way. I will use any work I do in class to create my posts from now on and use it to gauge my progress and growth in the photography area.

So we'll see what gets posted next Friday.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So in my never ending quest to be active and play around with all these different social media/networking thingys, I decided to create an account on

For those of you who don't know what it is, basically it lets people ask you questions and you answer them. The "fun" part of this is that people can anonymously ask you questions, so you're not really sure what to expect.

I left the option open for people to ask me questions anonymously. The worst that can happen is someone can ask me something or say something to piss me off. But then again, it will also make for a good blog or Twitter post, so we'll see what happens.

If you have anything you want to ask me, do it here

This should be fun!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Strong Black Woman

So I was on Facebook and this guy posted a status about what do people feel is the definition of a strong black woman. Someone responded with this answer:
One who is independent (requires little to no assist from anyone), one who can carry her own weight, one who can overcome situation in her life and still come up on top, one who don’t require validation from anyone. One who sees herself in a situation and find solutions instead of coming up with excuses. One who believes in herself when no one does. One who can stand on her own two feet without using someone or ppl as a crutch. One who go through life struggling and never complains, but continue to press forward. One who don’t take stuff from anyone. One who speaks her mind not caring what anyone else thinks of her. One who leads by example and never a follower. One who carries her self classy and know they time when she needs to be sassy. One who walks with her head up and not look down at the ground. One who struts because she is confident In terms of relationship: All of the above plus one who supports her mate, sits down and be a woman knowing she has a mate who can stand up and be a man. One who helps out when her man is struggling, one who caters to him, one who don’t make her man feel intimated by her success. One who walks hand and hand, one who got her man back 100% when he feels like he let her down. -Andrea Sheppard
I think that about completely sums it up and no more needs to be said. I just had to post this.

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, May 7, 2010

Photog Fridays: Squirrels

So I walked to the park today to get some exercise and I saw this really cute squirrel. I couldn't help but take pictures.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010