Tuesday, July 11, 2017

'Long-Term Suicide' Sugary Drink God of '17: Black Cherry Kiwi Venom

                            °Nothing's better these days than premium-label energy drinks!!!!

When I first discovered my hottest summer tryst so far, it was with a new energy drink that struck me from the moment I laid eyes on its enchanting exterior (and not just because of its unbelievable price of only 99 cents!). VenoM's have become my favorite passtime of the summer! I am happy to declare that VenoM; Black Cherry Kiwi, is THE 'Long-Term Suicide' Sugary-Drink God of 2017!

If you're feeling like you can't go on, don't hesitate to pop a VenoM and impel yourself towards more inside jobs. Having at least 6 VenoM's a day is a must for me as fending-off bully attacks consumes a lot of energy! The design of the 'fangs' and 'eye' in the center of the dazzling cans  are trademarks of Dr. Pepper and 7-Up, by the way!!!
Which Venom Flavors are Your Favorite?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

✿✿✿ Plastic Surgery ✿✿✿

When my best friend Mykel told me he would be getting a rhinoplasty, I set my sights and hopes upon this very post, a true offering from the universe!

Do Any of The Below Ops Interest You?

Myke's rhinoplasty was a success and (like any journey worth taking), no easy feat. Whether coming home to a partner or two beloved feline companions, taking pictures of your post-op coverings is a must!

Make sure to follow all of your doctors instructions before, during, and after the operation. If you have any questions about the procedure, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor.

There are risks involved with any invasive surgery. Examples of plastic surgeries gone-bad can be seen on Botched (click here to see the '15 Most Outrageous Patients Ever On Botched').

Monday, May 1, 2017

Appreciation ✿✿✿ BeBe Zahara Benet's "Get Fierce" ✿✿✿

We are watching a wonderful new video just released on YouTube. If you haven't already been enjoying it, then take a look at the new "Get Fierce (Lose Yourself)" single by BeBe Zahara Benet!!!

Not too long ago, I enjoyed my first raving to the musical aspect of Bebe. In "Get Fierce", her Cunning, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent (CUNT) don't disappoint - and neither did her first single, "Face", by the way.

It was a dream come true when Bebe mentioned MNLJ author Stephan Smith by name on her official Facebook fan page (following Smith's review of her exquisitely stunning musical release)!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

✿✿✿ Appreciation: Sneak Peak of Pandora - World of Avatar ✿✿✿

There may be no hope for a sequel to James Camereon's blockbuster hit "AVATARfor the next couple of years or more, but in the meantime, the Celebrity God Director, Producer, and Writer has provided the My Next Life Journey blog with a wonderful gift: 

It was a complete surprise for me to find this video on YouTube. Though I have searched all Avatar related news I can find since first spotting a blurb about it amid the plethora of news I consume via Google News 'entertainment' section before the first film came out, I was finally outpaced by the universal forces that mysteriously provided my YT homepage with this sweetly curated surprise.

I am such a fan of Avatar and saw the film 16 times in theaters upon its first theatrical release! I used to love finding excuses to watch Avatar on the big screen. I think I attended a screening of the film with more than 4 different 'newbies', one of whom was a roommate of mine from the Netherlands! 

Insiders know that there are to be four additional films made in the franchise and that the main cast from the original movie are all coming back. 

Since 2010 there's been plenty'a juicy gossip about the twists and turns to come in the sequels, but the technological advances are certainly the center of attention amongst loyalists to the franchise. 

The new Avatar - World of Pandora attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom seems to have much in-store for guests to the theme parks hottest new attraction. This pluscious clip hosted by none other than James Cameron and Whoopi Goldberg makes for a satisfying parsnack in the waiting season before the heap of Avatar releases unfold!

What year is best for Avatar 2 to be released? 2020? 2019? 2021?

How should a proper Avatar 2 theater going ceremony be conducted? Alone? With other(s)?

Does it take much more than the 'I see you' feeling to be in some kind of relationship?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

✿✿✿ Author Interview: Adrian Brooks

 Cherishing the Blog's 1st Interview!!! ✿✿✿

Welcoming Celebrity God Author and Huffington Post blogger Adrian Brooks! In the below interview, Adrian shares about writing poetry, 'gay Stalinism', being HIV positive in India, and more!!!

MyNextLifeJourney (MNLJ): Since you began as a poet and novelist, and Flights was your first non-fiction book, why - or how - did you come to write it?

Adrian Brooks (AB): My poetry arose out of journals shaped by my Quaker tradition of the examined life. And drugs, too, since I was a wild child. So it was confessional. When I began writing prose in 1977, I quit smoking weed since I had to have a level head.

The novels are shaped by imagery and Humanism but have strong plots. In Flights, I wanted to tell the absolute truth as I lived it - showing both sides of the 1970s: the amazingly powerful explosion of joyful energy as well as a dark underside. No one else ever had.

MNLJ: How is writing non-fiction different from writing fiction or poetry?

AB: Truth always comes through if it's revealed. The act of creating always entails destroying the Known or Status Quo, while non-fiction has the advantage of an aperture that must be verifiable or provable. Still, if you know the facts, non-fiction is easier to write, especially if you aren't trying to hide anything.

MNLJ: What is your feeling about the criticism you face doing that?

AB: Consider the source. Flights wasn't slammed by anyone of importance. Mark Thompson praises my fearless truth-telling in his introduction; Michael Bronski recommends it at Harvard; Jonathan Katz, the former Head of Gay Studies at Yale, calls it an 'utterly magical evocation of the era.' And so on.

MNLJ: You've condemned 'gay Stalinists'. What- or whom- do you mean?

AB: I oppose sanitized revisionism, as do Nancy Goldstein and Michael Bronski- eminent cultural arbiters who decry the commercial whitewashing in "Milk", for example. Those who tart up the past or squat on it for profit do a real disservice to warp our history or appease self-anointed Guardians of Public Decency.

Whenever propaganda replaces truth a slippery slope leads to fascism. Gay culture may not always be pretty or pleasing, but it's a record to be proud of, not deny or blur. Those trying to shift focus from its gritty essence to make it more palatable are just like apparatchiks erasing traces of the victims of tyranny.

MNLJ: Why do you think gay spirituality is particularly helpful or relevant?

AB: There's no such thing as 'gay spirituality,' just as there's no such thing as gay science. Gender, or gender preference, has nothing to do with Divine Truth. But to answer your question: spirituality exposes suffering as illusionary and removes the fear of death.

MNLJ: Will you still be writing?

AB: I hope not! But probably, yes. Seriously, I've been as deliberately low-key as possible for years because the only thing that mattered was doing the work, nothing else. And the attention I had when I was highly visible for a few years was disorienting. But now that I'm completing my work- or at least a big cycle of it- I'd like to be more engaged in some useful capacity, if possible.

MNLJ: Do you see yourself as a gay writer? Or a writer who is gay?

AB: I began as as gay writer so, certainly, my poetry and my novels are informed by a gay sensibility. In terms of my personal life, if that's what you meant, I really see myself as just another person, one of eight billion at the present time. And putting aside the pretty unusual events of my life, not different from anyone else.

MNLJ: What do you think of the current state of gay liberation?

AB: Gay liberation is sooo over! Gay has now become a lifestyle choice. Really, that revolution ended in 1978.

But periods of social foment follow a template: a few years of intense agitation after which there's a long mop-up job of social accommodation and gradual integration. Even Harvey Milk was all about assimilation.

And when it's down to a choice between civil union and gay marriage, we're not marginalized. Still , since gay kids remain at high risk of suicide, or being victimized, work remains... But even the GOP isn't focusing on gay issues or abortion any more. The vast majority of voters under 30 don't care. That speaks volumes.

MNLJ: You're very forthright about being HIV+.. How has this affected you?

AB: Positively! No pun intended. After I found out I was positive in 1985, I decided to make the most of whatever time I had because there was no cure, or medication. So I went east to live on a beach. Being HIV+ in India meant being jailed and deported if the fact came out but I still did public performances where I talked about being HIV+... So I was never fearful. Awareness of a possibility of an early death from AIDS helped me focus.

MNLJ: What have you learned from all this? The life you've lived and your work?

AB: That the only real matter of concern is Consciousness.

MNLJ: How would you like to be remembered?

AB: I don't think about it. But if I was remembered...? As a fine artist, an honest person. A brave spiritual writer.

MNLJ: How do you think you will be remembered?

AB: It doesn't matter. What does matter is whether our planet survives. At the present moment, the prospect isn't looking so good. I'd like everything I do- writing, art, life- to be in the service of spreading awareness.

MNLJ: Do you have any advice for young people today?

AB: Get in touch with your spiritual center and live honestly and bravely. After all, what do you have to lose?

MNLJ: And what about advice for older people?

AB: As my spiritual teacher said, "You serve the Truth or you serve the Lie and Truth is ruthless. But don't blame me for that. It's God's game."

MNLJ: What did he mean by that?

AB: My teacher was a woman. And she meant what every true teacher says: No one can serve two masters. So serve God, serve Truth. It is your own Self.

MNLJ: Is it true that you met the Dalai Lama?

AB: Not formally. He was in a crowd, our eyes met and he reached out and took my hand for a moment.

MNLJ: What was that like?

AB: Very nice. His hand is soft. And he has wonderful, strong eyes.

MNLJ: No I meant, what was he like?

AB: As His Holiness says when speaking of himself, he is a simple monk. A person. Sacred. Perfect. Just like you.
 Note: The above interview was provided by Adrian Brooks in 2010 

What's Your Favorite Adrian Brooks Novel?

What are your thoughts on gay Stalanism? 

How would you rate this Blog fix'in of Celebrity God Adrian Brooks?  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pretend Letter to Pandora / Mayhem Instigator

I have just spent the last 3 - 6 minutes trying to figure out a complicated maze on your 'streaming' service that has obviously been a favorite to use by people who have 'that' cheat ability...

I've been bullied by some creepy godsent bug/human thing who's this afternoons' version of the 'daily grinding bully' (or something along those lines), sooo, apparently, adding the Pandora Mayhem aspect into the mix and its result of me being mazed out of my mind was successful.

Oh Pandora, it's sad that you'd be so careless as to stoop so low. If you have any decency, you will scale-down these bugs before they eat me up completely!!!

Do you use Pandora or any free alternative for music streaming?

Have you had to endure a glitch on Pandora? Did it happen at the worst time?


✿✿✿ Appreciation: 'Sneak Peak' of "Fix My Life": Clip Found! ✿✿✿

For more than 4 years now, I have found unparalleled solace through watching the offerings of "Fix My Life" with Celebrity God Iyanla Vanzant provided by the OWN Network on YouTube.

There may truly be no better word to describe these wonderful segments than what Anderson Cooper stated on AndersonLive when discussing the new series; '. . .addictive'.

Indeed, I was anticipating the airing of the debut episodes of "Fix My Life" long before the shows' premiere (I've been a fan of Iyanla's since her appearance on "Starting Over"). It was her coaching of a particular house-guest that jettisoned her to her rightful place amongst my celebrity gods.

In a particular episode of "Starting Over", Iyanla instructed the house-guest to carry or lug around several heavy bags in effort to remind her (by whatever means necessary?) that by refusing to let go and focusing on negative aspects, she was prolonging her stay in a viscous circle of hell.

Since then, I've continued to follow Iyanla's career via google news - and frequently! I was estatic when her OWN show was announced and was already devouring her more and more regular appearances on OWN (a network which had just months ago hosted Rosie O'Donnell's own show)!
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The above scene is available on YouTube and is nothing short of a godsend! All in all, I knew that the previews for the season premiere were exciting, but the actual full-scenes have been life-enriching to say the least.

I find it advisable to watch "iyanla fix my life" clips when:


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The generous fixings of this outstanding show provided on YT are truly evergreen scenes of transformational television that I'm sure will prove more and more influential with the public in the years to come! 

What memorable scenes from the 'First Look' sneak peak of the premiere season of "Fix My Life" are favorite-worthy to you?