All Articles Tagged "Mercy"
Go ahead and shade me for that headline. I needed something catchy.
There’s actually very little I have in common with Kim Kardashian. In fact, what I think is our shared fear of becoming cat ladies is probably not even a true common thread because as we discussed yesterday, ol’ girl has more men coming and going from her inner walls than a little bit, and let’s face it as long as she has that bootay on hand that’s not gonna change. Still, she’s trying to make us believe she’s a regular old Jane by telling People about her new white feline, Mercy: “I just hope I’m not turning into one of those cat ladies that’s Tweeting too many pictures of her pet!” I’m not going to lie, I secretly yelled “me too!” inside, but while Kim might be exaggerating, over this way, the cat lady struggle is real.
Here’s the thing. I had/have a mice situation. I’m not dirty. It’s a New York thing. My landlord doesn’t give a damn because, as I stated, New Yorkers feel like this type of situation is as much apart of living in the city as taking the Subway. Terminix keeps sending the same incompetent technician to my apartment, forcing me to ask him blatantly one day, ” do you think this is a game?” And frankly, I’m tired of going to bed keeping the TV, bedroom light, desk lamp, and kitchen light on all night long. Bottom line is I need a cat. But I don’t know if I’m ready.
For one thing, cat to me sounds like kid, and I know without a doubt I’m not ready for that in no kinda way. My co-workers reassured me that cats virtually take care of themselves and all I’ll have to do is empty their litter boxes on a daily basis and keep some Meow Mix and Fancy Feast on deck – oh, and make sure it doesn’t scratch my eyes out at night. My co-workers also reminded me that cats are sneaky little bastards and what you see is essentially what you get. There will be no training of the kitty. So while in my mind I might think we have an agreement that I will feed and provide shelter fin exchange for it ripping apart any and everything it sees scurry across this floor, depending on the kitty’s personality it might be gung ho — or look at me like biznyeee please. And then I’m stuck with a cat and a mouse – neither of which I’m thrilled about.
But then there’s the bigger issue that I’m really not prepared to be a 27-year-old cat lady. That’s just what it is to me. Yes, I know it sounds silly but for some reason I feel like I’m sealing my single, no boyfriend, no husband, no kids, might end up on animal hoarders in 10 years fate by opening the gateway at this age. Like, where can I go from here? Naturally I would just have to get more and more and more cats, right? Isn’t this how it starts? Today it’s a kitten, tommorrow it’s a litter. Perhaps it’s the fact that part of me is also thinking, hmmm maybe caring for another living thing will take some of the edge off and I’ll become a kinder, more loving and patient person. But when I strip that thought down to it’s bare essence all I hear is 20-something cat lady who can’t wait to get home and cuddle up next to a pet that licks itself clean. I’m not about that life.
If you’re shaking your head at me, be real. How many people do you know with cats? I’ll wait. The truth is it’s just not the cool thing. Having a dog as a single woman – or man – is completely socially acceptable. In fact in New York, you’re almost weird if you don’t have one. But a woman of child-bearing years chilling at home stroking her kitty (the pet not the love below)? Nah son.
I’ve been mulling over this issue for a couple weeks now – the way I’d like my potential cat to mull the critters in my apartment — and I’ve actually even picked out my potential kitten thanks to a girl at work who wants me to go about this the humane way and not pick up a stray on the way home like I was thinking (kidding). The kitten I settled on is black and his name is Hakeem. That’s how I knew he was for me. But the moment I lightweight made peace with this potentially life-altering decision, I saw there’s about as much paperwork to adopt an unwanted kitten as there is a small child in China. And because Hakeem, whom I plan on nicknaming Radio Killa so he knows his purpose in life, is only two months old, I’m not allowed to purchase/adopt him unless I already have a cat or purchase/adopt another kitten so he has a playmate. See what I mean? This organization is purposely trying to turn me into a cat lady! One cat I may get a pass on. Two? I’m not doing it to myself. I don’t think.
Do any of you own cats? Did you worry about becoming a crazy cat lady? Am I tripping?
More on Madame Noire!
- From Dropping It Like It’s Hot To Oscars: 10 Celebrities Who Got Their Video Vixen On Before Making It Big (Fellas Too!)
- Name It & Claim It: The Importance of Speaking Your Dreams and Desires Into Existence
- It’s Women Like Kiana Howell And Makeeba Graham Who Make It Hard For All Of Us To Get Through Security At The Airport
- Ask A Very Smart Brotha: Does Makeup Really Matter To Men?
- When It Comes To The Magic Stick, Does Size Really Matter?
- Magazine Cover Curse: 9 Couples Who Shared Their Love With Us And Ended Up Yesterday’s News
- Wait, How Did You Get That Role? 14 Of The Crappiest Casting Calls in Black Films and TV
If you were one of those people worried for Lauryn Hill after finding out that her ex, and the father of five of her children, Rohan, was getting married to someone else, it looks like you have nothing to be worried about. In a recent picture of the mom and her kids, she and the brood are all smiles. The two oldest individuals on the far right are Nico and Eden, Rohan’s children from a previous relationship with “ex-wife” Geraldine Khawly. The others are Sarah (the cutie with the braids), Selah (in the striped shirt), Micah (being held), John and Joshua (in the far right). Little Micah is the baby boy that Hill had last year (he isn’t Rohan’s son). These kids are too cute! And may I add, Nico and Eden look exactly alike. Kind of cool, a little creepy, but very cute. Check out a few other photos of Lauryn’s kids (and friends/family) living it up in Kingston, Jamaica, and playing around at Mystic Mountain, courtesy of BlackCelebKids.com:
And the Marley children aren’t the only ones who went on a vacation recently. Madonna and her growing family flew to Tel Aviv, Israel for her concert, and before her performance, her kids hit the beach. Her daughter, Mercy James, and son, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie, played around and seemed to have a good time while mom watched from the balcony above. Geez, I remember when these two were tiny! Time sure does fly…
And last but not least, Corrinne Foxx, the daughter of actor/singer Jamie Foxx, went to prom with her boyfriend recently. The 18-year-old posted this prom photo to her Twitter and now little miss thing is all grown up and looking fabulous. How adorable. Her caption: “My love <3″ Awwww!
More on Madame Noire!
- Things I Learned While Rocking Relaxed Hair, Natural Hair, and No Hair At All
- I’m a Little Uncomfortable With Michelle O’s Love For Beyoncé, Are You?
- Don’t Be a Ratchet Rat: 7 Manners Everyone Should Mind…Or Risk Getting Snapped On
- Haute Hats: When It’s Hot, Keep Your Cool With These 7 Stylish Looksl
- Sheila E. Says Music Healed Wounds From a Traumatic Childhood Incident
- Get Under Your Skin: How To Renew & Maintain Your Skin
- The Hair She Dared to Wear: The Coiffures of Patti Labelle
Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label will release a new single, “Mercy,” on Friday, April 6, according to a tweet from the Clipse rapper Pusha T. He’s currently working on his official debut album for the Def Jam imprint.
“April 6th is GOOD Friday… “MERCY” drops..” he posted on Twitter.
Def Jam has revealed the single artwork, which confirms that West, Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz will be on the single.
The G.O.O.D. Friday move — which coincides with the Good Friday holiday this week — was originally started by West in 2010 as a means of promoting his “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” album.
For all the goods, visit EurWeb.com.
More on Madame Noire!
- Where Are They Now? The Cast and Character of “Martin”
- I Just Want to Thanks Your Parents: Fathers And Mothers Of The Most Beautiful Brothers
- A Story Of Transition: How Growing My Natural Hair Out Helped Me Grow
- SMH: Scorned Lover Posts Nude Pics Of Ex Around Town After Breakup
- Even After Slim-Down, Raven Symone Still Annoyed By Media’s Weight Obsession
- Here We Go Again: Crazy Video Claims Blue Ivy Isn’t A Real Baby
- Beauty Bests For Belles On A Budget
- Did Kerry Washington Deserve The Vanity Fair Cover?