Thursday, March 24, 2011

Making it count

Liz Taylor is dead.
I wasn’t born in her time so I must admit that I never appreciated her as the great Hollywood actress she is supposed to be (I watched Cleopatra once but  was too young to be impressed by her talent).
What I was impressed by was her eight marriages and that she married one of the husbands twice. I always wondered what made Richard Burton so special that she was willing to do it again with him.
I was impressed by the air of glamour around her. The diamonds. ahh the diamonds. She was the epitome of  ‘Diamond are a girl’s best friend’. I heard she designed her collection mostly. Impressive. I loved the perfume line too. I think she was one of the first Hollywood to franchise her name and do it successfully. Correct me if I am wrong.
But more than all this, I was impressed by her unshakeable loyalty to her friends. Remember when all the chips were down for Michael Jackson in the 90s? She was one of the stars that stood unwaveringly by his side. I was so jealous that MJ could call her his best friend (why not me??). But I was also happy he had such a friend in that grim time
Bless their hearts. I hope they meet again.
She also stood by her friend Rock Hudson – one of the first celebrities to be diagnosed of AIDS – till his death. I didn’t know of her continued work with AmFAR (America Foundation for AIDS research) all these years, but reading it now I am even more impressed…and humbled.
Barbara Streisand said ‘she made her life count’ I heartily agree, cause in the end 8 husbands or 1, that’s what our lives should be about. Making it count.

At the other end of the spectrum, some people are making their fists count…..

Chris Brown appeared on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning, and according to a report on TMZ, the singer had a pretty major meltdown after Robin Roberts questioned him about legal issues stemming from the assault on Rihanna. According to TMZ sources, Chris "freaked out" after the interview, "storming into his dressing room and screaming so loud, the people in hair and makeup became alarmed and called security." He also smashed a window in his dressing room  and by the time security arrived, "Brown had ripped off his shirt and left the building, blowing off another performance.

Can we really say Brown doesn’t have anger management issues after this??? Imagine what he could do to you if you were his current girlfriend and you mention Rihanna during a spat. I am ready to bet on him doing some bodily harm…again. My unapologetic opinion.
He really should have thought hard before he  raised his hand at a fellow star. I mean if it were some unknown face in the crowd, things would have died down …. unfair but true. But here we have a Rihanna who is in your face 24/7, releasing hits upon hits, looking fly and all. Sorry dude, you definitely hit the wrong girl.

Something about Rottisere chicken: there is something so exotic about the name. Am I the only one who salivates when you hear /see/read ‘rotisserie chicken’. I was imagining something all exotic and creamy and yummy and ……forgive…my imagination is better than words. Then I googled it. Rotisserie is a style of roasting where meat is skewered on a spit.  Huh?
Think of how your beef or chicken shawarma is cooked, on that turning stick, think of Papi’s chicken in Accra, think Sleek in VGC, Bob’s in Dolphin estate.  All of a sudden I am really hungering for shawarma. I don’t think its popular here *sadface*


  1. To say Elizabeth Taylor lived a full life is a massive understatement. I so admire her insatiable appetite for life and her fierceness in living it on her own terms. What a grand lady.

    Rent some of her old movies. Even in black and white, you can't take your eyes off her. That's real star power.

  2. I would love to meet the man I would be crazy enough about to marry twice. :-) How hot is that?!


  3. I am a big fan, I watched a lot of her movies as a child, but have rewatched a few on Turner classics. She's a gem in life too. And I do truly believe in making one's life count, what are we alive for anyway?

  4. I just never got into her movies but I understand the impact she made in the industry. May she RIP

  5. Ginger this is a lovely writeup for Liz Taylor. Just lovely!! I watched only cleopatra and how to train a shrew. She was talented oh. And that face and body whoa!!

    True talk @ myne


  6. I never really knew her... Just heard of her all my life... strange huh?

    And yes... Chris Brown should attend anger management class. is own is too much

  7. Liz Taylor makes me wanna grab my life by the balls.

    Chris Brown is immature.

  8. I love shawarma. Liz Taylor, not so much, although she looked exactly like my mom when my mom was young.

    Maybe that's why I didn't like her that much, come to think of it.

  9. I think Liz was a class act. She put her money where her mouth was and lived life on her own terms. Beautiful too.

    I feel a little sorry for Chris Brown. You shouldn't hit girls, but he is just a boy. He'll learn.



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