PUNCTUATION: The gift and the curse

Punctuation marks are symbols that indicate the structure and organization of written language, as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading aloud.

In its entirety, it is more than safe to say that we've all found ourselves becoming a little less diligent in our quests to follow through on what a complete sentence is, or a complete thought for that matter; what defines it? Where does it end, and what signifies its ending?

A question for my generation- Are we not loyal to our punctuation marks? Those which were given to us at a tender young age, which we clung to, once we understand the basic uses that each of them gave to us.

I couldn't imagine this younger generation finding comfort in these same punctuation marks, as texting, and social media have allowed the choice to be made; PUNCTUATION, no biggie!


In gearing up for a new season, I'll preface candidly with this...you may very well know nothing at all about rapper Maxx Paine, but is it really his loss...or yours?

As I sit here listening to unreleased cuts, it amazes me that more people aren't aware of well prepared quality music...rap music, with a classy production, ALWAYS! I won't go into detail about new tracks, but I will say you may certainly check him out, and support his movement by following him on twitter (@THEmaxxpaine), and/or previewing previously released mixtapes cuts (CLICK HERE)!

Be advised, this isn't your typical 'new kid on the block' vibe. Paine's altering of words, and his worldly wisdom where European delicacies are concerned, tends to be most  impressive; It's no wonder he's also been known to  answer to Mr. "Robb Report"  an internationally upper echelon magazine, geared toward informing affluent communities abroad on luxury products and travel.

DAMAGE CONTROL~ My Trendy Place is convinced...BAD Lacefronts are traumatizing an otherwise GOOD thing!

Ladies, you're always in search of that celebrity touch, minus the celebrity cost, and this mode of thinking is becoming more widespread. As we know, in this economy, everyone is pinching their pennies, and trying to get the most for their dollar.

ENTER My Trendy Place, Houston's premier Beauty & Wellness Boutique, and a nearly stapled brand in homes abroad, thanks largely to a botched break-in...

You may have heard about this hair raising boutique in early May of this year, when thieves stole human hair, valued at 150,000 dollars...yes, I said 150 RACKS! Aside from this widely publicized terror, you may also note when researching, that My Trendy Place is constantly giving back, and using their business product(s) to assist cancer patients from all walk's of life.

My Trendy Place is actively associated with the American Cancer Society, National Alopecia Foundation, The Rose, and Susan G. Komen to name a few.