Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Betty Wright's A Clean Up Woman Dedicated to Kris Jenner! #mediamasturbation

One Man Show: Betty Wright (2)

Kris Jenner is definitely a clean-up woman! Maybe on the negative side of things like vanity, loving opulence, exploitation of her children, selfish, self-centered etc.…but she is cleaning up on your fascination. It sure isn’t artistic talent. It is like media seduction or even better said media masturbation!

Anyway this song’s by Betty Wright and I am dedicating it to Kris Jenner. It is titled the "Clean up Woman." (1)


Peace Diana

Reference:

(1) Video: Betty Wright Clean up Woman (live). Retrieved from "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0ssMVL9I1Q "
(2) Photograph: One Man Show: Betty Wright. http://djmaneone.blogspot.com/2008/07/betty-wright-remix-if-you-love-me-remix.html

The Kris Talk Show - An Investment Bust?

cephisus liriope gallery(5)

I read an article on line today reported by Yahoo TV and the subject matter was concerning Kris Jenner’s new talk show rating and I will quote…

“Kris Jenner's quest to become the next talk show queen hit a slight bump in the road.
While "Kris" received decent ratings in the first week of its six-week tryout, it fell behind another potential talk show, "The Real."

Both shows debuted July 15, but "The Real" edged out "Kris" in metered market household ratings and key female demographics. Additionally, while "The Real" improved ratings for its timeslot from a year ago, "Kris" actually decreased ratings for its timeslot.

The somewhat disappointing results are surprising, as Jenner has been pushing and promoting her show on every platform available to her, particularly to her 3 million Twitter followers. Meanwhile, it’s doubtful most people have even heard of “The Real,” a panel-style talk show featuring hosts Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon (who just happens to be the ex-girlfriend of Jenner's son, Rob Kardashian), Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.”(1)

I pray that the American public does NOT buy into yet another “CON” job (i.e. similar to HAND JOB in this particular case) by the Jenner-Kardashian money grubbing media seduction machine. I wonder if this venture will last longer than the infamous 72 day Kim Kardashian (KK for the remainder of this post) nuptials’!

Are we seeing some cracks in this Narcissus(2) fascia? I am certainly not one to wish ill will on anyone; however according to Wrap-TV the #Kardashianbacklash appears to be actually affecting their brand and Kris Jenner and family filed a trumped up law-suite for publicity/ratings for their reality TV show on E TV. I will quote…

“"[T]he filing of this entire lawsuit by the Kardashians was nothing more than part of a carefully orchestrated aspect of the Episode," the motion reads. "The entire saga culminating in the filing of the complaint in this action was orchestrated off screen by the Kardashians and then scripted for the Episode."

The motion states that Pearson-Kardashian is seeking to file counterclaims for defamation, public disclosure of private facts, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil harassment and civil conspiracy to defame.”(3)

I have not personally wasted my time and actually watched “The Kris” talk show; however it seems appropriate that the FOX network would invest in “SLIM TV”. Weren’t they going to publish the OJ Simpson tell-all book but were forced to back down?(4)

Let's see Kris Jenner to Vanity as Kardashian to OJ Simpson....works for me!

 The relevance of comparing Narcissus to Kris Jenner and KK, from my perception, can be compared to the definision by Wikiedia as follows:

"Narcissism is a term that originated with Narcissus in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Currently it is used to describe a person characterized by egotismvanitypride, or selfishness."(2)

Just saying and calling it as I see it… Peace Diana

(c) Copywrite by Diana Mary Sharpton

References:

  1. Woo, Kelly. "Should Kris Jenner Start Freaking Out About Her Talk Show Future?" Yahoo TV. TV.Yahoo.com. Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:12 AM PDTWed, Jul 31, 2013 08:00 PM.  http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/talk-show-tryouts--kris-jenner-falls-behind--the-real--171213611.html.
  2.  "Narcissism." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopidia. Wikipedia.org, Wed, Jul 31, 2013 08:00 PM.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissism
  3. Kennelly, Tim. "The Kardashians Trumped Up a Lawsuit for Sake of Their Reality Show, Court Papers Claim.Wrap/TV. Thewrap.com, July 11, 2013 @ 6:50 pmWed, Jul 31, 2013 08:00 pm. http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/kardashian-family-trumped-lawsuit-sake-their-show-court-papers-claim-102666
  4. "News Corp. Cancels O.J. Simpson Book and TV SpecialFoxNews. foxnews.com, Noember 21, 2006. Wed, Jul 31, 2013 08:00 pm  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,230838,00.html
  5. Liriope, Cephisus. "cephisus liriope gallery." Cephisus Liriope. gal4.piclab.us, Wed, Jul 31, 2013 08:00 pmhttp://gal4.piclab.us/key/cephisus%20liriope


Monday, July 29, 2013

The Dutchess - "Big Girls Don't Cry" #Musicvideo #DianaMarySharpton


Fergie-Big Girls Don't Cry (2)
Introduction:
Sometimes we see the jagged rocks in our path, but we still can’t avoid them.” ~ Brenda Novak

I have been taking a break from writing, just for a minute. I do have a song for you tonight. This artist typically plays with the Black-Eyed-Peas; however Fergie sang "Big Girls Don't Cry" (1) for her debut studio album, The Dutchess (2006).I just love this song, the lyrics and the vocal styling.

It’s really just an opinion, but Fergie should be a lead singer. Her voice and talent should/can focus on other genres that accentuate her sensual style….such as portrayed in this song…Tell me what you think?

I am just saying...


I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton

 Reference:
(1) Video: Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agrXgrAgQ
(2) Photograph: Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry. 
http://www.mymouse.com.ua/news/428/

Friday, July 26, 2013

Joss Stone-Yep Another Great Singer from England!

Joss Stone - Joss Stone Wallpaper (3)

When I heard this next lady sing, I was absolutely amazed at her range and voice control. She has been around, but, again new to me. An interesting fact is that she is another wonderful singer song writer from England. Her name of course is Joss Stone and the song title is The Love We Had.(1)

I hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful Friday.

Peace Diana


Lyrics: (2)

"The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)"
Lately baby, I've been thinking
How good it was when you were here
And it ain't the wine that I been drinking
For once I feel my head is clear

But early this morning, when I opened up my eyes
That old lonesome feeling took me by surprise
I guess you meant more to me than I realized
The love we had stays on my mind
The love we had stays on my mind

And lately girl, I've been remembering
The good times that we used to share
My thoughts of you don't have an ending
And memories of you are everywhere

But why should I tell you, it's not your concern
You win some, you lose some
Well I've lost and I've learned
It's just that I'm so lonely
With no place to turn
And here at the end, I find
Yes I do

The love we had stays on my mind
Girl, if you were nearer
If you had a mirror
Maybe you could count my tears

And if you were nearer
It would all be clearer
How I wish that you were here
How I wish that you were here
How I wish, how I wish
How I wish that you were here

And baby girl I was tired
So I laid down to dream for a little while
But lately I've been so, so uninspired
Without the comfort of your smile

But I'm not complaining
Cuz that's how it goes
There's always some heartache
In this world I suppose
But you can't imagine
But nobody knows

The love we had stays on my mind
The love we had stays on my mind
The love we had stays on my mind

References:
(1) Video-The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind) (Official Video). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiOMUIBkE5c
(2) Lyrics: The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind).  http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jossstone/thelovewehadstaysonmymind.html
(3) Photograph: Joss Stone - Jos Stone Wallpaper.http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/joss-stone/images/329620/title/joss-stone-wallpaper

Swedish House Madia ft.Shweta Subram to Toast to my new Summer Schedule! #MUSICVIDEO

Shweta Subram - Facebook (3)
My third week into a summer schedule and I am loving the three day weekend bit. Anyway, I found a musical group (new only to me) and love their sound. The group’s name is Swedish House Mafia. The unfortunate news is that they no longer are together. As you probably have come to the correct conclusion, I love to collect eccentric sounds regardless of the genre. Some information concerning the artists’ is as follows:

Swedish House Mafia was a Swedish electronic dance music trio consisting of three house disc jockeys and producers: Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso. The group officially formed in late 2008.
Active until: March 24, 2013
Active from: 2008
Members: Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello
Record labels: Virgin Records, Ministry of Sound, Astralwerks, More

The song title is "Don’t Worry Child (Khushnuma) ft. Shweta Subram."(1) I cannot understand what Shweta sings about so I added the lyrics in English. The lyrics kinda goes with the conclusion of a short story I recently published titled Mari ~Parts I through III~ check them out if you get a chance... 

I just love Shweta's trill! If you have a moment, I recommend quick listen. It’s enjoyable.


Peace Diana

Lyrics: (2)
There was a time, I used to look into my father's eyes
In a happy home, I was a king I had a gold throne
Those days are gone, now the memories are on the wall
I hear the sounds from the places where I was born

Up on the hill across the blue lake,
thats where I had my first heart break
I still remember how it all changed
my father said

Don't you worry, don't you worry child
See heaven's got a plan for you
Don't you worry, don't you worry now
Yeah!

Don't you worry, don't you worry now
See heaven's got a plan for you
Don't you worry, don't you worry now
Yeah!

There was a time, I met a girl of a different kind
We ruled the world,
Thought I'll never lose her out of sight
We were so young
I think of her now and then
Still hear the song reminding me of a friend

Up on the hill across the blue lake,
thats where I had my first heart break
I still remember how it all changed
my father said

Don't you worry, don't you worry child
See heaven's got a plan for you
Don't you worry, don't you worry now
Yeah!

Ooh ooh ooh ooooh!
Ooh ooh ooh ooooh!
Ooh ooh ooh ooooh!
See heaven's got a plan for you

Don't you worry, don't you worry child
See heaven's got a plan for you
Don't you worry, don't you worry now
Yeah!

Ooh ooh ooh ooooh!
Ooh ooh ooh ooooh!
Ooh ooh ooh ooooh!
Yeah...

References:
(1) Video:  Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child (Khushnuma) - ft. Shweta Subram. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gCulUDvALM
(2)  Lyrics: Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child (Khushnuma). http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/swedishhousemafia/dontyouworrychild.html
(3)  Photograph: Shweta Subram - Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/shwetasubram

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kelly Rowland - Dirty Laundry

kelly-rowland-1
I have been blue and unsettled all day. The first thing that bothered me was the pain one of my children was experiencing and I could not fix it. The second thing was showing up for a ten hour work day and the air conditioning was out. I thank God that I was sent to the corporate offices to run test for the Release 12 Oracle implementation project. When I came back, the air conditioner was back on.

I am dedicating this next song to all the young folk struggling with their relationships. If you have love, work on it and try to save it. Kelly Rowland - Dirty Laundry



Peace Diana
)
References:
1. Video: Kelly Rowland - Dirty Laundry (Dirty Version). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuFUR6ZH5Zg
2.Photograph: Kelly Rowland - http://prettierthanperez.com/2013/05/15/new-music-kelly-rowland-dirty-laundry/

Radio Shack Press Release by Ellin Holly - Is It DOOMED?

Someone asked me the other day when was the last time you went to Radio Shack and made a purchase. I had to give it some thought. Frankly, it was about 10 years ago. I went in to buy some radio operated cars for my sons. One didn’t run and when I tried to take it back and or get my money refunded. They would not honor the warranty. I have never returned to this store again. That was the last straw via a variety of issues over the years. Understand, I was a loyal customer. 

The reason I am bring this up is that they are in the news today and the company looks like it finally did the right thing by getting rid of their Chief Executive Officer, Joseph C. Magnacca. I am going to add a copy of the in depth press release by Radio Shack below. I am, also, going to go out on a limb and predict that this company will more than likely be visiting the bankruptcy courts by year end.
 
News Release (1)
RadioShack Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013 Including Second Quarter Comparable Store Sales Growth of 1.3%
Holly F. Etlin Appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. 
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130701/LA41565LOGO-d)
Joseph C. Magnacca, chief executive officer, said, "While the second quarter presented a number of challenges, it is noteworthy that we generated comparable store sales growth for the first time since 2010, and increased sales for the sixth consecutive quarter in our high-margin signature platform of products. In addition, we made progress on the initiatives we outlined last quarter in repositioning our branding, opening a new concept store, streamlining our product assortment, and entering new strategic partnerships.

"At the same time, our profitability was not where we would have liked. Our strategy this quarter was designed to move through unproductive inventory and test a variety of promotional vehicles, which we knew would have an impact on gross margin rate, but would help us identify opportunities to better align our promotional marketing going forward.

"Looking ahead, we expect the turnaround to take several quarters, and during that time our results may vary from quarter to quarter as we make strategic changes to improve our long-term financial performance. We will be guided by the five pillars of our turnaround strategy – repositioning the brand, revamping our product assortment, reinvigorating our stores, operational efficiency and financial flexibility. To support and accelerate the turnaround, we have decided to bring inAlixPartners, a global business advisory firm with expertise in corporate turnarounds, and Peter J. Solomon Company, an investment banking firm.

"We have a clear plan of action and our team is completely focused on driving the business forward. I remain confident that we can build on our strengths, improve our financial performance, and return this company to a position of prominence in the lexicon of American retailers," Mr. Magnacca concluded.

The company also announced that Dorvin D. Lively has resigned to pursue a new career opportunity and that Holly F. Etlin, a managing director at AlixPartners, has been named interim Chief Financial Officer.

SECOND QUARTER SUMMARY
§ Total net sales and operating revenues were $845 million, compared to $849 million last year. The decline was driven by the impact from closed stores offset by comparable store sales growth of 1.3%. Our signature platform generated the sixth consecutive quarter of sales growth in our U.S. company-operated stores.

§ Gross profit was $314 million, compared with $340 million last year. Gross profit performance was negatively impacted by a soft demand for postpaid units and consumer response to specific promotions during the quarter.

§ Gross margin was 37.2% of net sales, compared to 40.1% last year. Gross margin performance was negatively impacted by our planned promotional strategy this quarter, which included testing different promotions and clearance events.

§ Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $337 million, or 39.9% of net sales, compared with $337 million last year.

§ Operating loss was $41 million, compared to $14 million last year.

§ Net loss was $53 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $21 million last year.

§ The company continues to have a strong balance sheet and total liquidity of $818 million as of June 30, 2013.

CASH, LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL SPENDING
The company ended the second quarter with total liquidity of $818 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $432 million and $386 million of available credit under the asset-based revolving credit facility that expires in January 2016.

During the quarter, the company repurchased $2 million in principal value of the 2013 Convertible Notes due August 1, 2013, for a total purchase price of $2 million.

The company's total debt was $713 million at June 30, 2013. The 2013 Convertible Notes, which had a par value of $375 million when issued, had a remaining aggregate principal amount of $214 millionat June 30, 2013. As previously stated, the company's intention is to pay the balance of the Convertible Notes at maturity with cash. The balance of the company's debt comes due between 2016 and 2019.

Capital spending totaled $6 million in the second quarter compared to $17 million last year.

CFO TRANSITION
Following Dorvin Lively's decision to pursue a new career opportunity with a strategic equity-owned retail company, the company is undertaking a search for a permanent chief financial officer.

Daniel R. Feehan, Non-Executive Chairman of RadioShack's Board, said, "On behalf of our entire Board, I would like to thank Dorvin for his substantial contribution and integral role in our transformation efforts, as well as his steady leadership as our interim CEO. We understand and respect his desire to move forward with a meaningful new professional opportunity, and we wish him well."

Joseph Magnacca, Chief Executive Officer, said, "Dorvin has been an important partner to me personally over the past few months as I joined the team, and we appreciate the range of his services to RadioShack. We are also very pleased that Holly Etlin will be stepping in to serve as the interim CFO."

Mr. Lively said, "I am looking forward to the next step in my career, knowing that I leave the Company in good hands as it continues on its turnaround path with a revamped management team, a new strategic vision, and strong liquidity and financial flexibility."

Note: All comparisons are versus the same period of the prior fiscal year unless otherwise noted.

CONFERENCE CALL
RadioShack will host a live webcast of its investor conference call at 9 a.m. EDT today. The Internet broadcast may be accessed from the investor relations home page of the RadioShack corporate website at http://IR.RadioShackCorporation.com.

An archived replay of the conference call will be available in the investor relations section of the corporate website, radioshackcorporation.com. A telephone replay will be available beginning at approximately 11 a.m. EDT today and will remain available until midnight EDT on August 8, 2013. The telephone replay can be accessed by calling toll-free at (888) 286-8010, or via toll call at (617) 801-6888. The replay pass code is 73501828.

For more information about performance, refer to the RadioShack Corporation Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 23, 2013.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains forward-looking statements, as referenced in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and projections regarding economic conditions, the retail industry environment and company performance. These statements can be identified by the fact that they include words like "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "project," "guidance," "plan," "outlook" and other words with similar meaning. We specifically disclaim any duty to update any of the information set forth in this press release, including any forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in our forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our ability to execute and the effectiveness of our 2013 initiatives; the underperformance or loss of certain of our important vendors, such as our wireless carrier providers, or breaches by them of our agreements with them; difficulties associated with our transition to an outsourced arrangement for the production of products we previously manufactured at our Chinese manufacturing plant; an adverse impact on our sales or profitability due to our transition to such an outsourced arrangement; an adverse impact on our sales or profitability due to changes wireless carrier providers make to their customer credit requirements, frequency of upgrade eligibility, or other operational matters, and the timing, completeness, and accuracy of information we receive about such changes; a decline in our gross margin due to customer demand for lower margin mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets; overall sales performance; economic conditions; product demand; expense levels; competitive activity; interest rates; changes in the company's financial condition; availability of products and services and other risks associated with the company's vendors and service providers; the regulatory environment; and other factors affecting the retail category in general. Additional information regarding these and other factors is included in the company's filings with the SEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2012.

ABOUT RADIOSHACK CORPORATION
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. RadioShack® offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs approximately 30,000 knowledgeable and helpful sales experts globally. RadioShack's retail network includes more than 4,300 company-operated stores in the United States, 270 company-operated stores in Mexico, and approximately 1,000 dealer and other outlets worldwide. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please visit www.radioshack.com. RadioShack® is a registered trademark licensed byRadioShack Corporation.

Analyst and Investor Contact:                  
News Media Contact:
Bruce Bishop                                          
Media Relations   
(817) 415-3400                                         
(817) 415-3300
Bruce.Bishop@RadioShack.com                
SOURCE RadioShack Corporation
References:
(1) Etlin, Holly F. "RadioShack Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013 Including Second Quarter Comparable Store Sales Growth of 1.3%." Radio Shack Corporation. ir.radioshackcorporation.com, July 23, 2013  July 23, 2013http://ir.radioshackcorporation.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=84525&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1839909&highlight=.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

ROME "I Belong to You" #Passion #IWantU #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton

At the Moment (1)

Introduction:

You only need one man to love you. But him to love you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon, always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the tides. Only one man and all of this.” 

― C. JoyBell C.

The artist selected to goes by the stage name Rome. I have not seen or heard much from him since the release of his self-titled album “Rome” in 1997. The genre is an American R&B and the song presented tonight is “I Belong to You(2). The whole album is just hot trust me on that. The video was uploaded to YouTube in 1997 as well.

I have listed the lyrics below for your reading pleasure.

I Belong to You(3)
Everytime I see your face it makes me want to sing
And everytime I think about your love
It drives me crazy (2x)

Say my lady
Tell me what's wrong with your boyfriend
Aaaahhhhh come on
He holds the key to your heart
But he don't love you baby, baby like I do
Only wanna be with you
Girl you are the love of my life babe
And I'd give it to you baby
You belong to me and only me
I belong to you (I belong)
I'd give all my love to you

Chorus:
Everytime I see your face it makes me want to sing
And everytime I think about your love it drives me crazy
(2x)

Say my lady
You are so fine
I wake up in the mornin' to see a smile on your face (baby)
You are the queen of my heart baby
I belong to you and you belong to me (yeah)
Girl you are the love of my life baby
All those cloudy days they fade away when you come my way baby
I belong to you (I belong)
I'd give all my love to you

I belong, I belong, I belong to you baby oooooo

Remember my music, my language and my words.

Love and Peace always ~ Diana

Our passion belongs to one another...
References:
1. Photograph: At the Momenthttp://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Want-U-To-Just-Say-Whatever-Is-On-Your-Mind/876824
2.) Video: I Belong To You. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGlQysq474k
3.) lyrics: https://genius.com/Rome-i-belong-to-you-every-time-i-see-your-face-lyrics

Let's Wrap of this Week-End w/Ambrosia - How Much I Feel #musicvideo #DianaMarySharpton

Ambrosia – How Much I Feel (1)

Introduction:

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. 
― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

I am feeling a bit blue and lonely and need that music pick me up. It’s the end of a lovely three day summer week-end and that of course compounds my sentiments. The band I am going to pick is from the 70’s. Yes, you are going to have stretch and dig deep into that memory card for Ambrosia and the song is titled "How Much I Feel."(1)

How Much I Feel (2)
Ambrosia
I don't know how this whole business started
Of you thinkin' that I have been untrue.
But if you think that we'd be better parted,
It's gonna hurt me, but I'll break away from you.
Well, just give me the sign and I will be gone, yeah.

That's how much I feel, feel for you, baby.
How much I need, well I need your touch.
How much I live, I live for your loving.
That's how much, that's how much,
That's how much, that's how much.

I sleep alone, and late at night I'm dreamin'
Of the togetherness that seems to be leaving me.
I'd give it all and then I'd give some more
If you would only love me like you had before.
Well, take hold of my hand and all will be forgiven, yeah.

That's how much I feel, feel for you, baby.
How much I need, well I need your touch.
How much I live, I live for your loving.
That's how much, that's how much,
That's how much, that's how much.

So you try, try to stay in the middle.
And then you cry, well you cry just a little.
Then you both realize
Just how foolish you've been.
And you try to make amends
But you're better off as friends.
'Cause that's how much, that's how much,
That's how much, that's how much.

How's your life been goin' on?
I've got a wife now. Years we've been goin' strong.
There's just something that I've got to say:
Sometimes when we make love,
I still can see your face.
Ooh, just try to recall
When we were as one, yeah.

That's how much I feel, feel for you, baby.
How much I need, well I need your touch.
How much I live, I live for your loving.
That's how much, that's how much,
That's how much, that's how much.
Songwriters: PACK, DAVID
How Much I Feel lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Have a great evening!
Peace Diana
just updating Sugar... I love you.

References:
1. Video: Ambrosia - How Much I Feel ('78). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZJEQXSIbxI
2. Photography: Ambrosia – How Much I Feel. http://rindayoutubechannel.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/306
3. lyrics: /http://www.lyricsfreak.com/a/ambrosia/how+much+i+feel_20007006.html

Grilled T-Bone and Shrimp served alongside Spicy Okra with Crab Meat over Steamed White Rice for a Slow Sunday Dinner!

One of my very favorite dishes is spicy okra with crab meat over white rice. This Sunday, I menu is a grilled T-Bone and Shrimp served alongside Spicy Okra with Crab Meat over Steamed White Rice.  You can review my previous posts to see how I grilled the steak and shrimp. The secret is fresh lime juice, Webbers Cajun Seafood spice for the shrimp and Webbers Chicago Style Steak spice for the T-Bone.

My cooking focus for today is the spicy okra with crab meet over steamed white rice.

Spicy Crab and Okra Ingredients:
© copywrite by DMS Photography~all rights reserved (1)
1 lbs. okra
1/2 red onion – chop in thin long slices and then cross cut.
1/4 fresh jalapeno without seeds - minced
1 bunch of cilantro
1 can of Rotel Tomatoes/Cilantro/Lime/Jalapeno
1 clove garlic - minced
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. chile powder
1 tsp. ground cumin seeds
1 Tbsp. chicken bouillon
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. salt plus more to taste
1/2 lemon for juice
1/2 to 1 lb. fully cooked crab meat.

Preparation:
Trim off the stem ends from the okra and cut the pods into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices place in bowl. Then peel and thinly slice the onion adding to the bowl of okra along with the minced jalapeno. Heat oils in a medium to a large frying pan and sauté all the ingredients in the bowl over a medium high heat. Browning the okra will eliminate the slime factor. After 3-5 minutes add the mince the garlic and set them both aside. I only stir occasionally.

Add chile powder, ground cumin seeds, salt and cayenne, to the okra and cook, stirring, another 30 seconds. Add the can of tomatoes, lime juice and chicken bouillon and 1 cup of water. Stir combine and cover. Reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook until okra is tender and flavors are blended, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the cooked crab meat at the very end and simmer for an additional 3 minutes.

Serve over steamed white rice.

Just amazing! All mine even the picture....

Peace Diana
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References:
1. Photography. Grilled T-Bone and Shrimp served alongside Spicy Okra with Crab Meat over Steamed White Rice. © copywrite by DMS Photography~all rights reserved (1)