Word Of The Day: Hellion




[HEL-yuhn] noun:

a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.


Morning Motivation: June 28, 2013


“They say you can do honest, sincere work for decades, but you’re given in general a 10-year period when what you do touches the zeitgeist – when you’re relevant. And I’m aware of that, and I don’t want my time to go by.”
-Alexander Payne

New Music: Beyonce, “Standing On The Sun”


I have no idea how long this will be available for your unofficial listening pleasure. In the interim, we are riding with it!!!

Here is the full length version to Beyonce’s, “Standing On The Sun.”

The second of the star’s commercial vocals, the first being “Grown Woman” for Pepsi, the latter found in her “Beyonce As Mrs. Carter In H&M” collection, is really fun and tropical and makes you excited for summer lovin’.

The song was written by singer/songwriter, Sia.

I am sure there is more to the song since she performed a rap reggae-like bridge while performing on the Antwerp, Sportpaleis leg of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

Beyonce is really pussy footing. I guess with Kanye and Jay-Z and the crew dropping a million albums right now, not pushing hers will give her time to get her shine on. Okay Beyonce.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Just A Thought…The All Star Team Project


Another day, another escapade that lines the fabric of my love life. *sigh*

So, my goal this summer was to build what I am calling The “All-Star Team” Project. Before you judge me (#effyourjudgment by the way), allow me to elaborate.

So I know lots of women that disprove of the notion of treating men like they are expendable. “They are humans,” “you could be treating the one like the few” and other declarations of the sort have trickled into my ears so much lately that I am constantly tipping my head to rid myself of flooded ear canals.

Nobody is expendable. Everyone has purpose. Everyone has a life that is meaningful.

HOWEVER, everyone is not to be taken seriously just because they enter your life. Some people are simply fillers in time. That is their main purpose…for you. They satiate a void. And that’s all. And frankly, I like to keep my options open and not give all of my time to one person that may be gone in an instance.

Plus, considering the fact that I am not ready to enter into a new, committed relationship just yet, I need choices and really get to know someone as best I can (do you ever really know someone?) before plunging back into monogamy.  I need time to be single and alone, not lonely. And to be completely transparent, I don’t want to be responsible for someone else’s feelings right now.

So my intent this summer is to build up a brand new little black book, the 2013 edition (I strongly suggest everyone in general clean out their phone books periodically. I am sure there are people you haven’t spoken to in at least a year. Make room for new friends and new adventures). Thus The “All Star Team” Project was born.

In my mind’s eye, the “All Star Team” would consist of a Starting Five and a Bench Five.

Now I know it sounds like a lot. And it is really hard meeting someone almost equally yoked to you. But nothing is impossible, right? Right?

The Starters are gentlemen callers to which provide a great deal of date night activities for me. These are the guys I communicate with daily, are prime prospects in various aspects and to whom I am sincerely attracted. Of all of my ten, these guys are the ones with the strongest potential for the long haul.

Then you have the Bench. These fine fellows I am also attracted to, but understand that nothing can come of it. They are excellent text buddies, ego boosters and “harmless” flirts (shoutout to the N.B.F. of the world. I see you!!!). Yes, all of this sounds shallow. So what? When you first enter “energy transactions” with people, everything is shallow. You are attracted to the way they look. The way they compliment and complement you. It’s shallow so let’s not play coy, okay?

And this isn’t to say that Starters can’t become Benchers (not a word at all but for all intents and purposes, can we pretend it is? Thanks.) and Benchers can’t upgrade to Starters. Hell some of them can become lifelong friends. But ,the goal at this point is to meet new people and if so possible, a new mate.

But as of last night, I am back to square one with ZERO on my roster. Not because I have no game, but because I have no love for foolishness. Not interested in your faux pas religious and sociopolitical outlook that you are convinced is the end all that is all. Not fond of men that show minor interest. Sir, don’t waste my time!!!

 So back to the drawing board I go. Oh yea, joined another online dating site for a month. Please pray for me. The struggle is so real. Stay tuned for that.

So what do you think of the “All Star Team” Project? Ambitious or Foolish? Tell me what you think in the comments section below.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

New Music: Mariah Carey Feat. Miguel And A$AP Rocky, “#Beautiful” Remix And Album Title And Release Date Revealed


If the first tryout of “#Beautiful” from Mariah Carey and Miguel wasn’t quite enough, then hopefully this remix will.

Rocky of the A$AP clan adds his own rapper touches to the remix. Not sure what he’s talking about, so I’ll let you be the judge.

Do you think he adds or takes away from the song?

Rumor has it that the eternally lovely Mariah Carey has a title ready for her twelfth studio album. According to her guy pal Jermaine Dupri, Carey has learned “The Art of Letting Go.”

Dupri dropped the news on his blog site with a simple but clearly effective phrase:

The Art of Letting Go. The new album will be available for all the lambs on July 23

Art thou filled with excitement?

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock


New Video: Melanie Fiona Takes You Behind The Scenes Of New Song, “Cold Piece”


Seriously though, Roc Nation has the hottest female singers out right now signed to their label. Bridget Kelly, Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, Rihanna, the list goes on. Included on their roster is also the dopeness that is Melanie Fiona.

Melanie takes us behind the scenes for the making of her new song “Cole Piece” from her third studio album.

Chuck up the deuces this summer to the one that broke your heart.

“I would’ve bet the moon and stars that would we last…forever.”

“Cold piece of work at heart.”

The singer will premiere the single this weekend as the opening act for Beyonce at the Staples Center.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Peacock Or Not? Roberto Cavalli’s Fall/Winter 2013 Ad Campaign

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Roberto Cavalli winterizes his Spring 2013 predilections by trading in his shades of blue and green inclinations for reds and golds for the Fall/Winter 2013 Ad Campaign.

Equally as show-stopping as its warm weather predecessor, the Italian designer calls upon the beauty of Liya Kebede, Iselin Steiro and Liu Wen to remind us why we fell for the designs in the first place. Three piece printed suits and separates, dresses and furs. Explosions of decadence and embellishment. All in true Cavalli fashion.

I adore, but is it Peacock or Not?

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Images Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli.

New Music: Asher Roth Feat. Rye Rye, Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown, “Actin’ Up” [NSFW]


It’s Midweek and I am really ready to start “Actin’ Up”!!!

Asher Roth’s (where the hell has he been?) new club bangin’, booty poppin’ single riddled with enough rhythmic alternations for several twerk teams features the likes of Rye Rye (first listen I thought it was rapper Trina) , Justin Bieber and Chris Brown as they rap along to the beat with their own versions of actin’ up. Doesn’t the end of Bieber’s verse remind you of Britney Spears’ “If You Seek Amy“? The song is produced by Oren Yoel.

If I could (learn), I would totally be twerking on a handstand to this!!! WEEKEND, WHERE ARE YOU?!!!!!

The song will appear on Asher Roth’s  The Greenhouse Effect: Vol. 2.

What do you think?

Fact: Roth and Bieber are both managed by Scooter Braun.


Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock