Archive for April, 2009
We almost forgot about this, not! This is part of the book posted on her website.
I looked at my watch, it was 4:30pm on January 21, 2009, the day I had been waiting to come for eight months. It was the day of the deposition in the child support case I had filed against the father of my third son, William Leonard Roberts Jr. also known as the big-time rapper (not the notorious drug dealer, don’t get them confused) Rick Ross.
I had started this battle against William 17 months earlier after our tumultuous four-year relationship filled with passion and pain. My lawyer Ileana M. Almeida had spent the last eight months trying to get Will’s lawyer Allan Zamren to make Will do the deposition for the case. They’d canceled two times already so I was surprised that William had finally showed up and was glad we were gonna to get things going. Ever since he’d become a celebrity, Will had been a different person. That mixed with his touring and promotions schedule and the life of a rap star is what made it so hard for anything in the child support case to move forward. His attitude also made things difficult. (more…)
Almost a year later, and this record by Eric Benet is still the S$#@!
Crunching by Machine
There are pros and cons to using your gym’s abdominal crunch machines. They can be a nice change of pace from floor crunches; they also enable you to increase the weight as you become stronger. Depending on their design, however, some crunch machines make it easier for you to rely (unintentionally) on other muscle groups – such as your hips or legs – rather than working the abs themselves as much as possible.
Here are some pointers for getting the most from your time on the crunch machine:
- Move slowly both during the bend and the return to your upright position.
- Keep your neck in a neutral position; do not bend it backward or forward.
- Don’t perform the crunch primarily by pushing down on the arm pad. Instead, concentrate on doing the crunch by contracting your abs.
Ever heard of the H1N1 virus? It’s the virus popularly referred to as swine flu — until the U.S. pork industry got involved.
The industry, fearing that uninformed consumers will avoid buying pork because they mistakenly assume the infection can be traced back to meat, has been lobbying to change the virus’ name, and its effort seems to be paying off with increased use of a new, if somewhat clumsy, moniker.
“It never should have been called swine flu,” said Dave Warner, director-communications, National Pork Producers Council. The sickness, named after its point of origin, is airborne and contracted by human-to-human contact. But some consumers hear the name and think they could get sick from eating pork, and it’s a real headache for the pork industry, which has seen other industries take hits from consumer confusion. For instance, the recent peanut recall affected sales of peanut butter, which was safe. (more…)
Salma Hayek is into designer clothes delivered to her apartment, “Japanese face massages,” and iPhone apps from the iTunes store according to the screen shots posted by the hackers who busted into her mac.com account. It’s all pretty mundane stuff in the life of the rich and famous.
The lesson to learn from this, other than how to dress like Salma, is how to choose a secure password. The hack, posted on 4chan, was accomplished with the knowledge of Hayek’s birthday (September 2) and “her best known movie role,” which were then used to reset the password.
It’s the same sort of problem Alaska Governor Sarah Palin faced when someone hacked her Yahoo! Mail account during last year’s campaign. Your secret questions really should be personal stuff that strangers can’t easily determine. Famous people need to be especially careful, since the details of their lives are more readily available.