The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to obedience and warmth.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you’re told that you’re loved.

You’d like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful… that you’ll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future… one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You’ll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You’ll do anything for love, but you won’t fall for it easily.

I really like the last two paragraphs of this… And it’s right – I don’t fall easily, especially these days…

SuperBowl Events

Here’s a list of SuperBowl events happening in Detroit so far that I could easily post. There’s plenty of other things going on outside of this like the Winter Blast… If your going to be in the area let me know. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like my place downtown will be ready this week but I can point in the right direction to find accommodations that’s reasonable and not too far away from downtown Detroit. The weather has been really good in the upper 40s and 50s surprisingly!

Lincoln Presents: A Legendary Night: Magic Johnson is throwing this party along with Robert Porcher and Darryl B. Hazel. 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit. $200 (includes a catered dinner from Sweet Georgia Brown and Seldom Blues and membership to the museum). Call (248) 362-7366, ext. 233.

Dre Bly’s party: Detroit Lions cornerback Dre Bly is throwing a party with a guest list that includes Julius Peppers, a defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Party is open to women age 21 and older, and for men 25 and older. Tennis shoes and athletic wear will not be allowed. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Half Past Three, 2554 Grand River Ave., Detroit. $50; VIP booths available. Call (313) 965-4789

Juvenile: The “Slow Motion” rapper hosts a party at the downtown club. 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at Bleu Room Experience, 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit. For tickets, call (313) 222-1900.

Unplugged Super Bowl Party: Friday Night Jam Session: Performances by Kanye West, the Fugees, John Legend and Slum Village. 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at Clutch Cargo’s, 65 E. Huron St., Pontiac. $45; $100 for VIP. Call (248) 333-2362.

10 Party, hosted by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and Ja Rule: 9 p.m. Feb. 3 at Bleu Room Experience, 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit. $300, available through Ticketmaster. Call (248) 645-6666 or visit www.ticketmas

Cashmere Party: Sean “Diddy” Combs is expected to bring a gaggle of celebrities to this high-profile party. Actor and Flint native Terry Crews (“Everybody Hates Chris”), Chris Rock and Adam Sandler are slated to be at this party. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 3 at Elysium Lounge, 625 Shelby Ave., Detroit. $150 each advance; slightly higher at the door. Call (313) 962-2244.

Vivid Club Jenna Bowl: Party hosted by porn star and best-selling author Jenna Jameson with appearances by other adult film stars. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 3 at Zoo Bar, 415 E. Congress St., Detroit. $500-$1,000. Call (888) 491-7673 or visit

Jaime Pressly party: “My Name Is Earl’s” Jaime Pressly hosts a party/club night (the debut of the Emerald’s new “Fahrenheit” night) with music by DJ Mike Scroggs. 9 p.m. Feb. 3 at Emerald Ballroom, 31 N. Walnut St., Mount Clemens. $5 advance; $10 at the door. Call Ticketmaster at (248) 645-6666

Detroit’s Main Event: Former Detroit Lion Larry Tharpe is throwing this party that has a guest list that includes old-school rapper Doug E. Fresh, new-school rapper Mannie Fresh, former Lions Barry Sanders and Lomas Brown. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 3 at Hoop City Grille, 25333 W. 12 Mile, Southfield. $100; $250 for VIP. Call (866) 468-3401 or visit

Magic Johnson VIP party: The Coming Home Event: 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at Posh Nightclub, 22061 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. $125-$225 available through Ticketmaster. Call (248) 541-7674 or (248) 645-6666.

Hawaiian Tropic Party: Ladies of Hawaiian Tropic will reportedly be in attendance. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 3 at The Vault, 151 Fort St., Detroit. $300; $250 for groups of six or more. Call (866) 666-6222.

Myspace presents: Tommy Lee’s Super Bowl XL Party: This party will feature Tommy Lee of the M?tley Cr?e and DJ Aero playing a mix of analog bass, breakbeat and dirty electro house. Hosted by Kyle and Cassandra from “America’s Next Top Model.” 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 4 at Bleu Room Experience, 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit. $50-$150 available at www.groovetickets .com. Call (313) 222-1900.

Terrell Owens Super Bowl Party: The former Philadelphia Eagles receiver will be partying in Detroit. 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Envy, 234 E. Larned St. Tickets: $50 tent; $100 tent and the first floor; $200 for VIP access, which gets you into the tent and on the first and second floors; $500 will get you into every section of the club. Call (313) 962-3689.

Leather & Laces Party: Eddie Cibrian from the ABC drama “Invasion” is just one of the celebs listed as a host along with former Chicago Bears’ William “The Refrigerator” Perry and past “Survivor” winner Jenna Morasca. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 4 at Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak. $150; $425 for VIP. Call (972) 381-2758.

An Evening of Magic, Music and Passion: Hosted by Magic Johnson. 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Clutch Cargo’s, 65 E. Huron St., Pontiac. $45; $100 for VIP. Call (248) 333-2362.

Penthouse magazine and Rockstar Energy Drink present Party Like a Rockstar: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 4 at The Vault, 151 Fort St., Detroit. $550 for general admission; $1,250 VIP. Call (866) 666-6222.

The Gucci Party: Dubbed “An A-list only event.” 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Posh Nightclub, 22061 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. $125-$225 available through Ticketmaster. Call (248) 541-7674 or (248) 645-6666.

Busta Rhymes CD Release Party: The recently undreadlocked rapper hosts a party to celebrate “The Big Bang.” Feb. 5 at Bleu Room Experience, 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit. For tickets, call (313) 222-1900.
Players Gala: Celebs and pro football players usually attend this lower-key event. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Feb. 5 at The Elysium Lounge, 625 Shelby Ave., Detroit. $150 advance; slightly higher at the door. Call (313) 962-2244.

The Real Playaz Ball: Hosted by the infamous “Bishop Don Juan” of Chicago. Prizes will be awarded to the “Playa of the Year” and “Freak of the Year.” 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at Posh Nightclub, 22061 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. $125-$225 available through Ticketmaster. Call (248) 541-7674 or (248) 645-6666.
Post Game Super Bowl Party: 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at Clutch Cargo’s, 65 E. Huron St., Pontiac. $45; $100 VIP. Call (248) 333-2362.

Feb 1st – Peerless Productions and Avida Entertainment proudly presents “THE BIG GAME KICKOFF EVENT” – Club Icon – 1431 Times Square – Downtown Detroit – Cost: $10 before 10:30 and $20 after. Must be on list. RSVP to – – RSVP your first and last name and number of guest coming with you. The guest list is limited so RSVP today. Once you receive a conformation e-mail you are on the list. Special Features: $3 Martinis until 11:00 p.m; Special Guest Celebrities will be in the building; All of Detroit’s Beautiful People will be in attendance

· Feb 2nd – Blake and Bobby Films & Entertainment in Conjunction with The D (Motown LowDown) bring you: The Grapevine Film Series Presented by Ciroc – Exclusive African-American Film Screenings – Exquisite Cocktails – Elite Celebrities- Excellent Company. Kicks off February 2nd with the Motini Gala -Hoop City Grille, 25333 W 12 Mile Road – Southfield – $60. Tickets available via Proceeds benefit Jackets for Jobs (501c3)

· Feb 2nd – Jerome Bettis Super Bowl-ing Extravaganza – Majestic’s Garden Bowl – 4120 Woodward Ave. – Detroit – 6-10 p.m. Tickets start at $25, and bowling is extra. There is a cash bar, and all proceeds go to Bettis’ nonprofit Bus Stops Here Foundation, which helps underprivileged children from inner cities. Dre Bly of the Detroit Lions and Ben Roethlisberger, Bettis’ quarterback with the Steelers, are expected to be on hand. Call (248) 988-7251.

· Feb 3rd – The Rap Bowl featuring Young Jeezy, DTP with Ludacris, Juvenile, Juelz Santana of Dipset, Twista & More – Palace of Auburn Hills – 4 Championship Dr – Auburn Hills – Cost: $40-$75 – Tix: Ticketmaster

· Feb 3rd – Lil John & Melyssa Ford – Agave – 4265 WOODWARD AVE – DETROIT – 8PM-3AM – $100 Gen, $225 VIP – Tix: Ticketmaster (OK, I CAN’T BELIEVE AGAVE IS CHARGING $100 TO GET IN!!!!!!)

I’ve Been Quiet….

Well it’s been about 6 months or so maybe since I last posted (I think) so I think its safe to say I’ve been fairly mum for some time now. Not that there hasn’t been much to talk about – but rather I’ve been keeping more of my thoughts within my head away from mass judgement by those that frequent this site. Please don’t think that everyone’s opinions aren’t valued on here. It’s just that some of you have other agendas, are offended easily, or take this way too seriously sometimes – you know who you are.

So 2005 is behind us now – what crosses your minds when you think back over it. I think of the extensive travel that I did outside of Michigan to places old and new such as Europe, the beautiful newcomers/oldcomers to my life who have made it worth living just that much more (my European, Malaysian, Mexican, Austrailian, Brazilian, and US people – you know who you are and if you don’t…that might tell you something ;)) I think of the relationships that were built up and the relationships that fell apart… I just think really all in all it was full – emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

There were some tough losses – probably the biggest was losing my closest Aunt Myra to Lou Gehrig’s disease. That was hard and I don’t think I cried that hard in a long time. It was tough to hold it in while being there for my mom and my cousin, but at the funeral I was a bit overcome. I realize we all come and go so I don’t ask God why, but rather thank him for putting such a wonderful woman in my life who always made sure you said “yes ma’m” and taught generations of children how to tie their shoes like no other 🙂 She took it all in stride and passed on her terms and when she was ready – not a moment sooner or later.

I signed on to buy my second condo in downtown Detroit and unfortunately I’m still waiting for it be completed some 3 months behind schedule…. It allowed me to do some key things though which I’m grateful for. I became a landlord. I broke free mentally from a home that had a fiance and child missing in the back of my mind.

I’m really finding a new place and direction for my life right now – at work, socially, and physically but I feel comfortable in my ability to go wherever I want in my life right now. I’m back taking some classes to educate myself more formally again and I’m continuing my pursuit of knowledge at the dinner table weekly with a slew of books, CDs, and the Internet.

A past-time is still perusing in my spare time seeing who’s visited my page and shared a note to say hello. My pool game is getting better and better. My basketball game is making a comeback. I’m gaining weight and getting stronger. I’m working more towards eating better and becoming the greatest me ever than anyone’s seen before. Quietly and surely, one foot in front of the other I’m building the momentum to launch to the next level and make some waves. This year is going to be about taking the cruise control off which has provided a steady pace and accelerating towards the legacy.

I hope 2006 is a new and positive year for all of us. We need it so we might as well get busy and have it together. But while we’re busy, be sure to enjoy the ride along the way 😉