Sunday, June 25, 2017

What musicians are you listening to currently?

Jordan Rakei Mary Letoya Kendrick Lamarr Nick Hakim NxWorries

Saturday, June 24, 2017

De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Maybe... just maybe

The experience of the journey has to beat the fear of failure... or you might just live your life your life in regret.Don't take my word for it, go volunteer at a nursing home for a day or 2 so you can experience what regret looks like... if you need a push.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Good Friday



I got a car on friday, and I didn't have to pay a penny for it! A nice used vehicle.  My friend Terrance and his family are moving back to Africa-Nigeria namely, and he was going to donate it to church or a charity, and I told him I needed a car, and he gave it to me instead. He didn't even have to think about it. He signed the title to me on friday. I'm so happy!  He's part of a huge social network of other Cameroonians, but he gave the car to me! This week I'll get the title registered in my name and get insurance, then I can start driving to work and delivering my cakes myself!

You can't beat free, right?  

One main blessing down, and a few more ( namely, a permanent full-time job with benefits) to do, but I'm not worried. I'll admit that a worry from time to time, but overall, I know that God is working behind the scenes, and I will triumph!

Happy Father's Day

Shout out to all the dads (and others fulfilling the role) doing at least 90%. Much respect. 

"She Spoke 2 Me"-Prince video

Nokia 2009

Friday, June 16, 2017

Just a thought

The last time I didn't even think about whether I looked like I gained weight  or the last time I laughed and smiled and didn't even think about hiding my imperfect teeth was when I was last in  Madison Wisconsin,  at my sister and brother in-law's home.

Family is everything. They love you regardless.

Hold on

God's timing is everything.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Charlamagne Tha God 'Black Privilege' Q&A Hosted By Crissle West

Question of the day

                        Do you talk or are you about that action?

Priorities 1-6

Slowly and surely.

It amazes me,
how supportive strangers can be.

I got 2 more subscriptions today to my cake business without even trying;

A friend of a friend of a friend had a slice of one of my cakes, and she asked if she could be part of the cake of the month club, and a friend who lives in Calgary mentioned my financial situation to his girlfriend, who felt bad. She sent me more than the cost of a yearly subscription- and she doesn't even like sweets. And she doesn't even want me to send anything.

I'm blessed.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Starting tomorrow

I said to myself a couple weeks ago that I was going to start saying hi to 10 strangers a day, but it just occurred to me that I hadn't said hi to anyone I didn't know, except to women I found attractive.

I will do this tomorrow. 


I just had a dream

and it made me smile. 

it was obviously a message because I normally wake up after nightmares and not immediately after dreams without external forces waking me up. I had to document it and go back to sleep, hoping that I could continue with the rest of the dream.

my wife and I were in  the waiting area of the hospital room. She was black. I was smiling at her. I couldn't see her from the neck up, but I was holding her hands. She was darker than me. I was happy. I was nervous. She said, " I know your first two choices were a black baby or a blasian baby. I'm glad I could comply."

Then a nurse grabbed us both by the hands and led us down a hall. There were crying babies. We stopped at a maternity ward and peered through the window. There were about 50 babies in the room. Every bed was draped in purple. 

"Paisley is in there, sleeping peacefully, despite all the crying babies.."

I said, "which one? Boy or girl?"

The nurse said," the one in the purple bed."  

I said "they're all purple."

The nurse said, "some are pink, some are blue, but there's only one in purple."

My wife said  "They're all purple."

The nurse said, " Let's go inside. You'll spot Paisley immediately. Paisley's been waiting for you both since you were born, Alieux. You''re about to be blessed. "

She led us inside the room--

That's when I woke up. 

After I wrote this blog entry, I knelt down beside my bed and I thanked God. I know, deep in my heart that my blessing is coming really soon. 

Dear Lord,   I am thanking You in advance. Amen. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Bahamadia featuring Dwele - Beautiful Things

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The other D word

Just between me, you and God,

Once a day I tear up. Sometimes when I'm alone, I burst in to tears, and other times they just flow. I let it occur for about 30 seconds to a minute, then I force myself to stop and then I carry on with the day-to-day living. I just did that a few minutes ago. I sometimes feel better after I've had a good cry. I was looking at my LinkedIn profile ( thinking about how to improve it so that I stand out amongst  job recruiters and employers) and I was reading about 2 friends of mine who were sending out a thanks into the blogosphere to those who helped them find great positions with great companies, and while I am happy for them, I was also sad. Next thing I knew, I was tearing up. No one was around, so I let the tears flow for about 30 seconds before wiping eyes and logging off LinkedIn.
I used to think I was suffering from depression. I went to a counselor for a couple sessions and the conclusion was that I am not suffering from depression. It's just disappointment, and there is no prescription for that.

Thursday, June 8, 2017



A younger coworker once asked me what was the definition of white privilege. He asked me this question as he had reclined his chair in his cubicle next to mine, and was relaxing, with his feet on his desk. He was reading the paper. He did this every morning for about 30 minutes. every morning.  I told him " an example is, what you're doing right now. I could never get away with doing that."  It's like a lightbulb  went off in his head. He said, "that's right. you couldn't get away with doing this."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Great Physician

The minute we stop trying to nurse our own wounds and let the Great Physician take over, that's when the real healing will begin!" ~ Joanna Faillace

Saturday, June 3, 2017

What is the realest thing about you?

First thing that came to mind is that I know I'm not as handsome as I wish I was ( I am not looking for compliments-just keeping it real) and that I have lots of flaws, so I try to have a personality to make up for it.  Hopefully that will draw people in. When asked about me, I want people to say "Alieux is a sweetheart. He's a really good guy and he makes me laugh."

That, at the very least, makes me happy. 

What is the realest thing about you?

Note to self


Some people will only include you if you're part of a group package. If it was up to them they wouldn't include you at all. Some people will make it obvious that they don't want to be bothered with you. And some will do it by accident.  It's called a Freudian slip.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Meshell N'Degeocello - Trust


If you could bring back one musician to do one album/cd, who would it be?

I would chose Prince ( duh).
And on that cd, I would want him to do a duet with Janet Jackson, of his song International Lover or her song What Have You Done For Me Lately.  
Or a duet with Jody Watley.
Or a duet with Chante Moore.
Or a duet with Mariah Carey
 Or a duet with  Erykah Badu
Or a duet with D'angelo
Or a duet with Raphael Saadiq

If I had a second choice, it would be John Coltrane.
If I had a third choice, it would be Luther Vandross If I had a fourth choice, it would be Minnie Ripperton May they all rest in heavenly peace