Saturday, March 30, 2013

BBC PREMIERE NIGHT: DOCTOR WHO & ORPHAN BLACK

SO! I watched the premiere of both Doctor Who and Orphan Black and I am impressed and at the same time totally skeptical. When they kindly killed off the Ponds I was totally like who are they going to get us to love? And is this new show even worth watching.

 First off Doctor Who. I like any other Whovian is totally elated at the return of my beloved Doctor. The first episode was a great concept that reminds me of the episode where River Sing got killed and placed in digital world of the library, but enough of that I just want to say that even though the episode was cool I am not liking the chemistry between the Doctor and his new companion Clara.

I know you're saying it's just the first episode, but with all the new companions you can automatically tell they are going to be a great match for our wonder man in the box. I didn't get this with the new companion at all. Fine yes yes I should wait a couple episodes before I judge but so far I am not on the boat. I will whoever be looking forward to the second episode ans see if I pick up on the love for the newbie to the time travel universe.

Orphan Black on the other hand had me totally hooked. I couldn't stop watching it because not only am I watching this show going omg, but it had the nerdy science part of my brain thinking about that nature vs. nature thing. But enough about that come on how the hell would you react seeing basically yourself get hit by a train; then come to fine out there is someone else that looks like you comes to you for help and ends up being killed in front of you? I think that this new show is going to be great and I can't wait to see the second episode.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Chinua Achebe Dies at 82





Picture by Craig Ruttle/Associated Press


To those that have read my paper on Things Fall Apart. The author of the great book about the change one faces when other forces invades your world, passed away on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 in Boston. Chinua Achebe was 82. This man with his works gave African literature a voice here in America. After publishing Things Fall Apart Achebe gain the world's attention. His book went on to sell 10 million copies in 45 languages today. It is still used in many classrooms and has since  become an instant classic.

His agent in London said that Mr. Achebe died after battling a brief illness. This literary titan will be missed, but his work will live on to tell his story. If you haven't read Things Fall Apart you should give it a go. It is both insightful and thought provoking.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Revolution is Back

OMG did you just see that? We spent all  last season looking for this kid and he gets shot!  Talk about starting the season off with a shocker. This season  is going to be a crazy one and I am looking forward to it.

Friday, March 15, 2013

MARCH MADNESS: NO I AM NOT TALKING BASKETBALL

So are you excited? Are you going crazy with anticipation? You're sitting there saying crazy over what? Well  HELLO! It's March which means in two more weeks our favorite Doctor will be back to pay us a visit. Yes on March 30th, Matt Smith resumes his role as out ever beloved 11th incarnation as Doctor Who. Last season we lost the beloved Ponds (Williams which ever you want to call them) and in December we got the Christmas special which showed us who the new companion was to be. So I am really excited to see what the season wholes for the Doctor and the search from his new companion Clara portrayed by actress Jenna Louis Coleman (she died like 2 times already and she wasn't even his companion yet). 
So I wonder what adventures will behold them...OMG I can't wait.

Another series I am excited to see return on March 31st @ 9PM is Game of Thrones. I can tell you that I am really excited because this season looks like it going to be crazy. Last season they left us with a bunch of crazy images. The dead walking towards the wall. I've been seeing Arya's face everywhere here in NYC and I love it because she is my favorite character (Can you tell I was a tom-boy). This season is side to be an exiting one with surprise deaths, wild weddings, and an angry bear??? Got me on that one. But since I've been all over the Internet looking for info 

I found this Entertainment Weekly cover that has me thinking in a lot of OMG  are they getting MARRIED. Now that would be wild and kind of crazy. But I am not going to speculate anything and like everyone else I will wait to see what they have in store for us. But if you can't wait here is a look at the extended trailer for this season. 


Game of Thrones Season 3 Trailer

Friday, March 8, 2013

DIARY OF A MAD FAT WOMAN: FIGHTING BACK

Greetings all. It's been a while,but I am back with a little story that I felt I need to tell. So 2013 started off nice and I have since gained some more weight since my first post. The battle with food continues and I for one am a true Jamaican-American, in other words I am a fighter. I decided that I am not going to let nature get the best of me. All the weight that I gained from having my child is still there staring me in the face, and boy does it look mean.

So you might be asking yourself "So what are you doing about it?" Well my lovely readers this mad fat woman has decided to kick the weigh off. Kick it off??? yes I said kick it off. I started taking kickboxing classes over a week ago and I can tell you if this doesn't get my booty back in shape then nothing will. I got tired of the same old gym routine and wanted something different. I thought since I do like hitting and punching things (No I am not crazy) why not kickboxing. So I looked up kickboxing studio online and Google gave me a lot of choices, plus I am in New York City so there is a kickboxing studio almost everywhere. But only one caught my eye IloveKickboxing is AWESOME.

IloveKickboxing was my first pick and they had a great deal, try 3 classes for $20 bucks and if you didn't like it they refund your money. Lets just say I really don't care if I see that $20 bucks every again because the place is totally worth it. The staff are friendly and very welcoming, the instructors are awesome and really into their work. The classes are filled with friendly people, so if you don't like meeting new people, I suggest getting private classes. From the first day I started my workout I was sweating like crazy. So for a whole hour you are working out. Running, jumping jacks, crunches, and after the warm up you get to the good stuff, which is beating up on a punching bag for the rest of the class.  Since I was a newbie I had to stay in the front of the class so that the instructor could tell me what to do, which I was totally fine with. I wasn't the only newbie, which made me happy. 

So far I've been doing great and I keep looking for changes, but I know that unless I change some of my routines eating wise I wont see any results. So this mad fat woman is going to change the way she eats so that this isn't a wasted effort. Hopefully I will shrink a few sizes by my birthday (GEMINI in the house) and I will gladly post some before and after pics, even through in previously I said could never. So to all the other MAD FAT WOMEN out there...Get yourself up and try a kickboxing class. You can try Ilovekickboxing and if you do let me know how much you love the class or if you barfed like the other newbie that I took class with. Well as I always say people happy reading and I will see you soon.