The media world has been buzzing the past few days about Paula Deen admitting to using the N-word and making racist and anti-semitic jokes in a recent deposition. The deposition took place as part of a court case where former employee Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, alleging several instances of sexual and racial workplace discrimination.
Here is a portion of the deposition where she was asked specifically about using the N-word:
Lawyer: Have you ever used the N-word yourself?
Deen: Yes, of course.
Lawyer: Okay. In what context?
Deen: Well, it was probably when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head.
Lawyer: Okay. And what did you say?
Deen: Well, I don’t remember, but the gun was dancing all around my temple … I didn’t — I didn’t feel real favorable towards him.
Lawyer: Okay. Well, did you use the N-word to him as he pointed a gun in your head at your face?
Deen: Absolutely not.
Lawyer: Well, then, when did you use it?
Deen: Probably in telling my husband.
Lawyer: Okay. Have you used it since then?
Deen: I’m sure I have, but it’s been a very long time.
Lawyer: Can you remember the context in which you have used the N-word?
Lawyer: Has it occurred with sufficient frequency that you cannot recall all of the various context in which you’ve used it?
Deen: No, no.
Lawyer: Well, then tell me the other context in which you’ve used the N-word?
Deen: I don’t know, maybe in repeating something that was said to me.
Lawyer: Like a joke?
Deen: No, probably a conversation between blacks. I don’t — I don’t know. But that’s just not a word that we use as time has gone on. Things have changed since the ’60s in the south. And my children and my brother object to that word being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do.
Ahhhhhhhhhh! I missed out on MAC’s RiRi Woo the first go round, but ladies it’s back. I got a text about this earlier and I’m on it. There are other products from this MAC/Rihanna collaboration available, including a muted berry red lipstick called, “Heaux.” Lawd!!! For details click here.
FABulous ones, today is a glorious day. It’s my mom’s birthday! She turned 40… Again. 🙂
My mom is the best. This is the first time that I can remember not being with her. Anyone that knows my mom knows that she LOVES celebrating holidays. Hopefully she likes her gift.
Please comment and wish her a happy birthday or comment on her Twitter by clicking here. Yes, she is on Twitter. Lord help us!!!
Anyone that knows me knows the I am an Apple geek and that I LOVE my iPhone. I get every model that comes out. Since I do get every model, I don’t like to spend a lot on cute cases.
Why would I not want to get the best case to protect my investment? Well, I do spring for a good and sturdy case for traveling. Usually my go-to travel case will be by Speck. I can’t stand those bulky Otter boxes. I am not putting that clunky mess on my sleek and magical iPhone.
Now for everyday, I like cute, thin girlie cases that don’t add a lot of bulk. Pictured is my newest addition. I got it from my go-to iPhone case place… eBay!
This is the luxury chrome hollow pattern case (bling silver). It was only $4.99 and it’s from an American seller.
I had a version of this case in plain chrome, but I dropped my phone at a Rangers’ game and the case broke. My phone was not damaged in any way. I was impressed that a cheap case ($3.49 for the plain one) actually protected my phone. I had to get another because it was so cute.
I went back to eBay and found the same case, but also this one with little clear rhinestones. I had to have it! It only took a few days to arrive and once again my iPhone 5 is FABulous! If you want to get this case click here. Make sure to give the seller a good rating and tell him that mrsFAB sent ya!
It has been over a week since I applied my first wrap. I was so excited because after seeing so many great before and after pictures on the Internet and after starting my own personal journey to get back my body from a few years ago (#thecomeback), I thought getting similar results would motivate me. So here goes…
The Product: It Works! Body Wraps
This product claims to be “as close to magic as it gets” according to their website. The wraps are supposed to tighten, tone, and firm whatever area you apply it to, in as little as 45 minutes with the “Ultimate Body Applicator” (the official name of the wrap). Here are some suggested places to apply the wrap:
How I Got Mine
I met a distributor, Lynette Reeves, a few weeks ago at the DFW Women’s Expo in Fort Worth, TX. I had been wanting to test the product for a while and the opportunity presented itself at the event.
Lynette and I discussed the product and I agreed to sign up as a “loyal customer.” That is when you agree to auto delivery every month and in return you get the 4-pack of wraps for $59 instead of the wholesale price of $99. She even gave me a free wrap on the spot! To visit Lynette’s site click here. To watch Lynette’s video on how to apply a wrap click here.
I is so excited. Me’s first doggie review! This is one of me and me brothers FABfave treats… Itty Bitty Bones from the makers Three Dog Bakery.
mommyDOG says theys good cause they have no refined sugar, no added salt and no artificial flavors, color, or
I says theys good cause Cody is picky and even he eats them. They tastys like peanut butter and theys small size. Theys very good for smaller doggies. AND theys made in the USA!
I is givin these tasty treats 5 out of 5 doggies paws. That means it has me’s seal of approval! mommyDOG says theys easy to find and the price is good for ballin on a budget. Me don’t know what that means, but it know it’s good cause she shows all her 32 teeth when she puts them in the shopping basket.
For more information on Three Dog Bakery products, click here.
Oh, mommyDOG says to comment so click this post title or the comment bubble up top to the right.
Ok, I’m finished now. Times for me to go outside and plays and chase some squirlys! BOL (barking out loud).
Sitting in my car on lunch break and I’m not sure that my degree is worth these student loan payments.
That is all.
FABulous ones, this is it. I’m about to apply my first It Works! body wrap.
I will first drink that jug of water pictured. It is filled to just over 32 oz. I’ll wait a bit then clean my abdominal/love handle area with witch hazel. Next I will apply the wrap and then wrap that area with some generic cling wrap to hold it in place.
The over achiever in me is telling me to go the extra mile, so I am also going to wrap a workout corset (that thing with the zipper) around the cling wrap. I know that wrap is not going anywhere!
Per the instructions, you should wear the wrap for at least 45 minutes. My It Works! rep Lynette told me that she sleeps in hers just so she won’t have to think about it. I will do the same.
I plan to wrap again Wednesday night and I WILL drink half my body weight (I’ll have to guess that because I REFUSE to get on a scale) in water daily like the instructions says. A full review is coming this weekend, so stay tuned and wish me luck!
FABulous ones… guess who’s back? Yes, it has been quite a while. I launched my original site a few years ago with the help of the AMAZING Kitty Bradshaw. It was a modest success and I loved being my own “boss in my head” at that time.
Then life happened… I relocated and was out of work for a while. To be honest, I think I was a little depressed. I had to cut corners… something I had not had to do in a long time. I fed my depression with food and gained a ton! I put my site on “hold,” but at least I was in my right mind to at move some of my information over to this WordPress based blog. And the blog just sat here until now.
I’m taking some time out this morning to write my first post here on WordPress. I just wanted to touch base with my readers and let you know that more is to come, but for REAL this time. I’m still trying to set this new site up and get my sidebars, links, and all of that loaded onto here. I need to find my FABbook that had all of my old site info. I just can’t find anything since I have moved!
Hopefully this coming week I can get everything organized again. I will tell you that Sunday I am going to try one of those “It Works!” body wraps and I will do a review to let you know if it really works… or not!
Thank you readers for being patient. Thanks to Kitty for being so inspiring. Her success has given me hope! Her site is fill of FABness so please check it out.
Now as for this weigh gain… I’m headed to the gym. I call my workouts “The Comeback” because I WILL get the old mrsFAB back… better than ever before! Have a great weekend FABulous ones. *Smooches*