A Change Is Coming

Today’s quote: “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s already the second week of the month and it seems like it was January 1st just yesterday. Tomorrow I have an announcement to make. Why don’t you just tell us now, you ask?  All I will say right now is I’m excited about it. I actually outsourced and it felt good. This is coming from someone who is so used to doing everything herself.  God worked it out so that it was within budget and I got what I wanted. I hope you like the change. Feedback is surely welcomed after I make the official announcement.

I’m so excited about some of the things God is allowing me to do right now, its hard to sit still in my seat.  Right now, imagine hearing the song “I’m So Excited” playing in the background–that’s how I feel.

Ask Me Anything

Today’s quote: Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

question-mark-gif.gifAsk me anything and I will answer it here on the blog on Friday. Promise…you can leave your name or leave one anonymously…I’m not scared (smile). I look forward to your questions.

Happy New Year

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Its a new year and its time for a new start. As one year ends and another one begins, its time to make some much needed changes. Procrastination was left behind. What I can do today, I will. Dead weight has been lost. In order to move forward on the path God has set forth, life can’t remain stagnant. Change isn’t always easy; but change will come whether you prepare for it or not. As my friends know, my life changed at the end of 2007. I lost someone dear to my heart. As I reminisced about the good times I was blessed to share with my grandfather, I also took time to reflect on other areas of my life.  Although I don’t know what 2008 will hold; I will do my part to make sure I’m working towards my personal and professional goals. Learn from the past and live for today. Its time to embrace not only a new year but a new start.

May God’s blessings overflow in your life this year and beyond.

For Contests and to see what’s new for 2008, read the January 2008 newsletter:  http://www.sheliagoss.com/newsletter.htm

Calling All Bloggers

Next week, I’m opening up the spot for guest blogging.

If you are interested in being a guest blogger during December, please leave a message in the comments field or contact me at sheliagoss@aol.com and I’ll let you know which day I’ll need your post.

The subject should be about relationships. Let’s have some fun.

OPB Friday – Reality, Humor, Flashback, and more

O.P.B. stands for Other People Blogs. These are a few places I visited this past week. Check them out:

Peggy Eldridge Love’s post on Blogging in Black, made me think:

Who Will Tell Your Story?

If you watch ABC’s Desperate Housewives, you may want to chime in on the conversation over on Bettye Griffin’s blog…especially if you saw last Sunday’s episode.

Okay, some of you know that I watch the crazy reality show – I Love New York. Well check out this funny blog entry over at DC Speaks. Got to love it:  Guest investigator honors goes to?…

A Hip-Hop moment…check it out over at Gwyneth’s Blog.

Speaking of hip-hop, don’t forget to enter the 2Pac Cd contest:

Contest – Enter to Win The Best of 2Pac CD

Jackie Young Writes gives the Recipe for a Happy New Year:

Take twelve whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible. Read on…

Mr. Slish tells it like it is in Grounded For Life:

My 5 pennies to the women hoping to marry a BALLER!. Do what K.imora did. Marry an old fool,  give him two beautiful kids, get him to give you your own clothing line, and file  for DIVORCE….Read on…

Thank Monica Jackson for this week’s eye-candy.

boris_kodjoe.jpg I don’t know who this actor is, but he sure is a nice hunk of chocolate.  I can see a sista coming to blows over him. To read more…

Christmas Edition…

I’m modifying the rules to fit the “blogsphere.” Thanks Kem for sending this to me.

Welcome to the ‘Christmas Edition’ of getting to know your friends.

 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper for kids and family gifts and gift bags for friends gifts or when I have to go to a party and bring a gift
2.Tree–Real or Artificial? Artificial…saves money all the way around

3.When do you put Christmas tree up?   It’s up now…anytime after Thanksgiving.
4. When do you take the tree down? Who says I take it down…lol…usually sometime in January…it’s fun putting it up…but I sure hate to take it down.
5. Like egg nog?   No…don’t like the stuff.
6. Do you have a nativity scene?   On my computer…does that count.
7. Favorite gift received as a child?  Black Barbie Doll, record player and the list goes on and on…I received so many.
8. Hardest person to buy for? Who said I was buying anything this year… (smile) but that would be for my mom
9. Easiest person to buy for?  Myself…because I know exactly what I want.
10. Worst Christmas gift? A bunch of Christmas stuff in a basket that I couldn’t use until the next Christmas…I’m like…excuse me, but could have I gotten something I could use during the rest of the 11 months.
11. Mail or email a Christmas card?  Mail…what’s that…you know I’m the email queen…but yes, there are old friends I still mail Christmas cards too…everybody else–EGREETINGS!
12. Favorite Christmas movie?  Although not really a Christmas movie, but they show it every year around this time is IMITATION OF LIFE…that movie has me in tears every time I watch it. I also like Scrooge.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?  The day after Thanksgiving–Black Friday.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?  Do you want the truth or fiction (hee hee)? If I did, I wouldn’t put out in cyberspace.
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas?  Glazed Ham/Pound cake/Sweet Potatoe Pie/Pecan Pie and my mama’s cornbread dressing (not that jiffy stuff).
16. Colored or clear lights? Both
17. Favorite Christmas Song? This Christmas by Donny Hathaway & Silent Night by the Temptations run neck-n-neck!!!
18. Travel during Christmas or Stay home? When I lived elsewhere, I would travel back home for Christmas…but now that I’m living at home, I stay home.
19. Can you name Santa’s reindeer’s? Yep (I think…) Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitson… and Rudolph 🙂
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Star
21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? If it’s at a friend’s party or holiday party, gifts are open during the party…all other gifts are open on Christmas Day (unless I sneak and peek).
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Not having my entire family around due to distance and/or death…but I have plenty of good Christmas memories.  
Okay, here’s what you’re supposed to do and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy and paste into a new blank BLOG POST. Change all the answers so they apply to you. It’s the season to be cheerful!! So here’s wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas!!!

Guilty Pleasures

Made you look, didn’t I?
Why wait on someone else to pamper you, when you can pamper yourself. There are several things that I absolutely can’t do without (well I could but…)
The Top 5 things I use on a daily basis are:

1. Pink Motorola Razr Phone

2. Sweet Pea Bath and Body Products

3. Issey Miyake Eau de Parfum Spray or Calvin Klein Escape Body Spray

4. Sansa MP3 player


5. Shock-o-late M.A.C. Lip Glass
What are some things you absolutely can’t do without?

On Holiday and more

I’m on a much needed vacation this week, but will be back next week.

In the meantime, check out some of the pics from the Paige’s Web book release party this past weekend:

The picture machine broke so instead of the book cover they went with fall colors.

Nice decorations 🙂

Me in the red.

I won a door prize…a book…hopefully I’ll get a chance to read while on break.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

P.S. – I’ll probably be checking email remotely from my laptop sometime during the week.

From A to Z

My Life from A to Z
A – Age: late 30s
B – Best Friend: They know who they are.
C – Choice of Meat: Beef
D – Dream Date: hmm…let me think on this one…dream date are you out there… 🙂

E – Exciting Adventure: taking a cruise on the Nile River and visiting the pyramids in Egypt
F – Favorite Food: chicken fetticine alfredo, bar-b-que, steak
G – Greatest Accomplishment: Ask me this in about a year (smile)
H – Happiest Day of Your Life: Every day because every day is a blessing
I – Interests: Writing, Reading, Travelling, Surfing the Net, Chatting with Friends (online/offline)
J – Joke: Couldn’t tell a joke, even if you gave me the punch line.
K – Kool-Aid: Any variation of RED
L – Love: It’s possible…still waiting on that dream date
M – Most Valued possession: duh…my computer
N – Name: no, my mom did not spell my name wrong…it’s s-h-e-l-i-a…not the other way.
O – Outfit You Love: Black top/skirt/leather boots

P – Pizza Toppings: italian sausage
Q – Question Asked To You the Most: It’s a tie: When are you getting married or Why you don’t have any kids?
R – Radio Station: XM Radio
S – Sport: Basketball…will watch Football if I’m with a guy I really REALLY like
T – Television Show: Any CSI, The Unit, The Game, Cane, Ugly Betty

U – Umbrella in the rain?: Now you know I can’t get the perm wet unless I’m wearing a hair weave…lol
V – Video: The Color Purple, Friday(s),  Love Jones, Love & Basketball, Waiting to Exhale, Purple Rain, The Best Man, Two Can Play that Game, etc
W – Winter: Love it if I can be cuddled up with some sexy guy
X – X-rays recently?: that’s a little too personal…but NO.
Y – Year Born: okay, this goes back to the letter “A”…let’s just say it was in the 1900’s
Z – Zodiac Sign: Virgo–and you know this.

If you’re reading this blog, be sure to repost and do your own A to Z on your blog (I bet you’re saying Oh No Shelia Didn’t…hee hee).

OPB Friday – Movies, Men, Relationships and more

O.P.B. stands for Other People Blogs. These are a few places I visited this past week. Check them out:

American Gangster Film Reviews 2 Go

This episode is about American Gangster starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. To listen, CLICK HERE.

Mr. Slish talks about men and cheating in his post Sloppy Joe.

Rule #1

1. Don’t stay out the entire evening. Come home at a reasonable hour. Before 12 midnight is recommended. If you don’t live with your lady. Make sure you know where she is right before you step out. If you’re good at what you do. You should already have her used to an 11pm phone call before bedtime. Tell her what she needs to hear and she will go to bed knowing that her man loves her. LADIES CHECK OUT WHAT ELSE MR. SLISH HAS TO SAY!!!

Jackie Writes

When does a life experience or situation become BAGGAGE? EXPERIENCE…or…BAGGAGE? |

Eye Candy of the week, courtesy of Adrianne Byrd.  Don’t forget to visit her site on Thursdays:

HOT HUNK THURSDAY PRESENTS: D’ANGELO (MY, MY, MY)

OPB Friday – A Variety

O.P.B. stands for Other People Blogs. These are a few places I visited this past week. Check them out:

For the laughs, check out D.C.’s blog entry Lost Siblings Reunion Day.

It’s Debut Authors week over at Gwyneth Bolton’s Blog. Check  them all out @ http://gwynethbolton.blogspot.com/

Don over @ Minus the Bars has a serious topic going on – Pimping The Pew: Paying good money for The Word.

 After being serious and you want some entertainment news, visit Princess Dominique’s blog – I Love New York 2 Spoilers – I Warned You So Don’t Complain

For all you Patti Labelle fans – Miss Patti’s Christmas.

“Miss Patti’s Christmas will surely become a classic choice every Christmas season.” ~ Shelia M. Goss, entertainment writer and national best-selling author of Double Platinum, Paige’s Web and My Invisible Husband

Thanks Adrianne Byrd for this week’s eye-candy.

HOT HUNK THURSDAY PRESENTS: HENRY SIMMONS

Weekly ReCap – Contest, Reviews, Relationships and more

O.P.B. will be back next week. In the meantime, here are some blog highlights from this past week:

Run’s House – Win Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD

    http://espot.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/contest-runs-house-seasons-1-2-dvd/

Film Reviews 2 Go – 30 Days of Night & Saw IV

To listen to podcast, CLICK HERE.Current show background

Do You Believe in Love at First Sight?

How to seduce anyone.

https://sheliagoss.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/love-at-first-sight/

Lori’s 13 Trick or Treat Don’ts

1) DON’T send your kid out to knock on doors until you’ve first taught him/her proper Halloween etiquette. “Give me some candy!” and “Is that all you’ve got?” are not acceptable substitutes for “Trick or treat! and Thank you.”

2) If you’re 13 years old or older and you’re thinking about knocking on my door and asking for candy . . . DON’T . . . unless you’re looking to be embarrassed or have the police called on your behind.

3) If you’re thinking about letting little Ashley dress up like Peaches the stripper or Kitty the call girl, and calling it a costume . . . DON’T! That mess is SO NOT cute.

4) If you forget to buy candy, DON’T try to substitute those stale mints and those dried up sticks of gum that have been sitting in the bottom of your purse or in that dusty bowl in the living room forever. That’s just nasty . . . and trifling.

5) If you’re one of those anti-sugar freaks, DON’T pass out toothbrushes and dental floss–sheesh, just turn out the lights and keep your durn door shut.

6) DON’T send your child up to my house clutching one of those big, green, 30-gallon sized trash bags, unless he/she is pretending to be a sanitation worker. It’s Halloween folks, not garbage pick-up day.

7) If you’re sitting in the house in your drawers, getting your drank on, when the door bell rings, do us all a favor and just DON’T answer it.

To read the rest of Lori’s 13 Trick or Treat Don’t, CLICK HERE.

7 Things…

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I’ve been tagged by Don over @ Minus the Bars. The rules of the game are:
A). Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog…
B). Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself…
C). Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs…
D). Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1) I am a CSI junkie…so don’t call me at 9 on Monday or Wednesday or 8 on Thursdays.
2) I like hip-hop. Not all, but some. The clean versions 🙂
3) I always wanted to be a songwriter…well lyricist.
4) I don’t drink. If I go out with friends, I order a virgin drink. I get teased about it, but oh well.
5) I don’t like coconut. That goes for coconut cake, anything that’s cooked with coconut, etc. Bonus: I don’t like liver either.
 

6) I’m a Prince fan.
7) I’m shy.


I am breaking the chain, so thank me later 🙂