Sincerely, A Depressed Steelers Fan

For those new to my blog, hi my name is Lakia and I’m a die hard Steelers fan. I know, who cares. Hell, I do. For those that have been readers here and there, one time or another you’ve come across football related posts. I’m no stranger to sharing how much of a Steelers fan I am. Well, a football fan in general. Continue reading “Sincerely, A Depressed Steelers Fan”

Sound Off: Lady Gaga Slay No Slay?

Lady Gaga headlined this years Pepsi Halftime show at Superbowl 51. Now when they announced that Lady Gaga would be headlining, I was excited because not only does Gaga have hits, but she can perform her ass off. As for this performance, well it was a “slay no slay” for me.


Gaga started of her set by singing ‘God Bless America.’ She then went into a medley of:

  • ‘Poker Face’
  • ‘Born This Way’
  • ‘Telephone’
  • ‘Just Dance’
  • ‘Million Reasons’
  • ‘Bad Romance’

Now I love Gaga’s music, but this performance was just eh for me. Now I loved the theatrics. That’s what Gaga is known for. She started off her set at the top of the stadium, that they opened specifically for her. Then she ended up jumping down and doing all these acrobatic moves. Her outfit wasn’t nothing I haven’t seen before since bedazzled leotards are IT.

My main problem with this performance was the segue in between songs and the choreography was bland. I felt that a lot of the transitions were just hard stops. Like there was no smooth segue from one song to another.

The thing with performing at the Super Bowl is that, for one, viewers expect you to a medley of your hits. Plus when you’re doing a medley you have to pick and choose what song will get more time than others. Number two, time is not on your side. Three, it’s the SUPER BOWL, of course it’s go big or go home. With all that in play, I know that Gaga wanted to go above and beyond as much as she could which is why she was all over the place in her performance. When I say all over the place, I don’t mean off key or missing a dance step. She just moved around which she said in an interview that she wanted to use all of the stage that she could. She did just that.

Maybe, just maybe, I was expecting too much from Gaga, but I mean come on, it’s GAGA! I will say that I was not expecting for her to do ‘Telephone.’ Out of all her songs, I wasn’t expecting that. Plus, for anyone that was kind of hoping Beyoncé would pop out, yeah, right. They’ve never performed that song live, for one, and Gaga was not about to have Bey pop up in her slot. Plus Queen Bey is preggers, but still in all, pregnancy no pregnancy it wasn’t happening. I honestly could’ve gone without her singing ‘Telephone’ all together and doing something else.

My favorite part would definitely be the ending when she did ‘Bad Romance.’ That was the cleanest transition to go from ‘Million Reasons’ into ‘Bad Romance.’ Whoever did that segue and let the music build and change did great. I didn’t feel or notice that in any of her other transitions. This is where she ditched the leotard, kept the bedazzled buttons and added in shoulder pads. Super cute look. Plus to end her entire set she dropped the mike and jumped off just like she jumped in. Well, well Gaga.

Overall the performance was decent, but again maybe I was expecting too much. I didn’t have the same energy I had prior to her performance as I did watching it. After looking on social media a lot of people seemed to enjoy it. It was way better than Katy Perry‘s that’s for sure. Lady Gaga as a performer is phenomenal and regardless of how this performance was there’s no doubt that she was singing LIVE. That voice is amazing.

Oh yeah, congrats to the Patriots (insert side eye emoji). Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. His 5 trophies speak for themselves. Personally, as a Steelers fan, the only organization I hate more than the Ravens are the Patriots. It is what it is. Congrats. Now let the anxiety of the football season cease until the fall.

Sound Off: BEYONCÉ PREGNANT WITH TWINS!

Yes, I am that person that had to run to my blog to share my excitement of Beyoncé being pregnant with not ONE, but TWO babies! QUEEN BEY IS HAVING TWINS! Now, if you’re not a loyal member of the Bey Hive than something like this would just be, “oh, another celebrity pregnancy.” BUT THIS IS BEYONCÉ!

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Plan With Me | Super Bowl Week

 

Cheers to another football themed plan with me and my last football anything until the fall. Although my team is not in the Super Bowl (forever #SteelerNation), I couldn’t resist creating a themed spread for the week. I’ve created 5 in the past so it was challenging to create another one completely different from my previous ones. Not too shabby for my 6th time.

As always be sure to click the highlighted links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.

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Sound Off: Superbowl 50 Halftime

The Pepsi Halftime is officially over. Well it’s been over for a while and at this current moment the Degnver defense is running the field. It’s now a blowout game, but it could quickly escalate into one if the Panthers do not score in the 3rd quarter and they lose focus. So many teams have lost it simply by letting their emotions get the best of them. Anything could happen. It’s not over till it’s over.

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Plan With Me: February 1st – 7th

IT’S SUPER BOWL WEEK! I have dedicated my spread this week to Super Bowl 50 using a football sampler kit from the Etsy shop Lillie Henry. Last week, although I had no accompanying video, I love the way the spread turned out. It was bright and vibrant.

For this week I could have recreated the spread I did for the week of September 7th-13th, but I decided to do a different football spread. This spread is my first no white space spread, ok minus the sidebar.

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For those that do not know planner lingo, no white space is the entire layout covered in stickers. Now don’t be alarmed, these stickers are typically checklists combined with full/half boxes, and washi strips. You do not need a big bank of a massive Etsy collection to achieve a no white space spread.

Majority of this spread is washi tape/ I used some brown  and green striped that I had to fill the boxes. I didn’t have any full box stickers since the ones from LillieHenry were cut like page flags. I also didn’t want to bulk up the page since I used a printable checklist on top so I interchanged between the two washis to complete the spread.

I love the adhesive border on the bottom of this spread plus the ‘Super Bowl Sunday’ sticker that I used to completely cover the 7th. I was thinking of layering the border, but the ‘Touchdown’ border just happened to work. To fill the white space I layered black washi and cut a flag in the border and on either side I put a football player.

My sidebar has been great for keeping track of my homework and what I’d like to clean for the week. I’m not crowding my weekly spread and there’s not a specific day for the sidebar. The sidebar is great for extras that you have.

I love the silhouette of the football players. The previous spread I created had gold football players, but I really love that these are black which worked well with the border. As usual, links to stickers/washi used will be below.