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Making Lemonade With A Twist

Author: Tafari, Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 6:30 PM

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Yesterday, I attended my first BBQ of the short season aKa spring/summer or is it still winter.  It was last minute and typically, I like taking salads to cook outs but yesterday, I decided to do a quick and fun lemonade using what I already had on hand.

- English cucumber
- Basil
- Orange (for fun)
- Lemon (for fun)
- Simply Lemonade
Tanqueray Rangpur
West Indian Orange bitters

I really didn’t measure out anything just chopped, poured, & stirred. After mixing everything together, & let it sit in the freezer for 2 hours to give it a good chill.

The basil gave this concoction life. The cucumber mellowed it out and made it super refreshing.

It turned out great & it was gone before I knew it.


Me & The Boys

Author: Tafari, Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 5:24 PM

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My nephews came over for a visit recently and from the picture above, you can still see snow on the ground despite being early spring.

I convinced them to take photos in the freezing cold. Luckily, I was quick and they take Girl Scout Cookies for bribes.

Love these guys to death & they totally remind me of my brother Topot and I when we were young boys. One super silly & full of personality (Topot & Asar) the other reserved and mischievous (Tony & I).

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Take Me To The Game

Author: Tafari, Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 9:27 PM

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Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers is certainly a grand Detroit holiday!

Tailgaters everywhere! Debauchery everywhere! Chaos everywhere! People doing way too much everywhere!

I had a great time celebrating the opening of the season with my boo, my friends, and a whole host of randoms in my orange fashion sweater that they all love to hate. For some reason, I felt like I was Ferris Bueller, minus the car situation & the sister with the scorching case of herpes. It was all good!

Pictured above is Detroit Tiger, Austin Jackson. A great player and a great person all the way around!

Here’s to a great season!

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Every thing about this photo here screams 1980s Jet magazine Newport ad. I love it & I’m so not into cigarettes!


One Woman

Author: Tafari, Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 4:35 PM

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One light… One woman… Two looks…

Doing more with less is my new black. And having beautiful friends who are willing to be photographed by me is always a good thing!

I appreciate you TR.

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Being Cool

Author: Tafari, Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 7:05 PM

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Last weekend, I went down south to visit my momma and relax.

During the trip, we did some thrift shopping which is when I copped this red linen blazer for $3.99 (I decided to wear it out…). After thrifting, we decided to see the movie, “Divergent” (HORRIBLE, BORING, WASTER OF MONEY).

After we got our tickets, I jumped in the concessions line to get my momma some popcorn (with extra butter). While I was in line, I noticed a little boy who looked Ethiopian staring up at me. He was maybe 6 or 7 years old.

He pulled on his dad’s shirt and said “I’ve never seen anybody like that. His hair is so cool.” His father (non-Negro) apologized. I laughed and introduced myself to the boy named Marahek & shook his hand. He had good firm handshake for a kid.

I told my momma about it and she said that you don’t see too many people with locked hair where she lives. Maybe so. Maybe not…

My thought was maybe he possibly was not exposed to many people who look like he did, brown with nappy hair in various shapes and forms.

Whatever the case, it was an interesting exchange that made my day & I hope that Marahek knows that he is a cool brown boy too.


Cranberry Mocha… For The Holidays

Author: Tafari, Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 11:30 AM

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Everybody knows that red is my favorite color. The shade of red doesn’t even matter…

And when I saw Dallas Buyer’s Club I kinda died inside when Jared Leto’s character “Rayon” explained why (s)he painted the wall. It’s cranberry mocha…for the holidays!

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Spring Has Sprung

Author: Tafari, Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 12:57 PM

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I never thought this day would come but here it is. The vernal equinox aKa Spring is finally here!!! Longer days, rain instead of snow, grass, flowers, dining al fresco.

Bring it all to me!


Disco Flashback

Author: Tafari, Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Disco + Disco Spin + Wonder Woman = Totally damn awesome!

Randomly stumbled upon this over the weekend and it is stuck all up in my head.


Spring Blooms: Maybe

Author: Tafari, Sunday, March 16th, 2014 at 5:50 PM

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Spring isn’t getting here fast enough.

If there is another snow storm, I’m just going to lose it! Totally!

I need warm air. Fresh crisp breezes. Flowers blooming. Birds chirping.

Enough of the snow. Ice. Skidding on the road. Being stuck in parking spaces. Yellow snow. Black snow, Bitching about the snow…. And the damn polar vortex, which I never ever heard of until this winter.


Photo Flashback: The Elements

Author: Tafari, Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 11:30 AM

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I rediscovered these photos last night & kinda got excited. I remember who much work I put into coming up with the concept then making it happen. It was one CLF bulb & some intense Photoshopping.

Earth | Wind | Fire | Water

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Image With A Little Imagination

Author: Tafari, Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 9:56 PM

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Bad ass woman of earth & wind.


Getty: What’s Next

Author: Tafari, Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Last week, Getty blew everyone’s mind, well, maybe not everyone’s mind with the news of them opening up 35 million photos for the blogging world to consume for free 99.

Today, they announced that they are ending the stock photography relationship with Flickr/Yahoo. Say WHAAAAAAA? Is the party is over.

“Today we are announcing that we provided notice to terminate our existing agreement with Flickr. Our original agreement reached its end, and while we continue to be open to working with Yahoo!/Flickr, we have not agreed to a new agreement at this time.

Your status as a contributor to Getty Images is unchanged by this news. Your current agreement with Getty Images remains the same and agreements will NOT be terminated by us as a result of this change, no matter how few images you have on gettyimages.com.”

Apparently, the new Moment Collection will be replacing the Flickr Collection so it will be interesting to see how this goes down for the contributors and what this will ultimately mean for Flickr/Yahoo.

Some are speculating that Flickr/Yahoo will soon launch their own stock photography option. This would certainly be a moment when shit would get very real. And in the same conversation, some are saying that Flickr itself is a dying antiquated photo service. I don’t agree with that but hey…