My sincerest apologies to those of you who entered the Soaptopia giveaway! I got caught up in the holidays, and also – I really prefer not to post the NEXT giveaway before I’ve heard from everyone in the previous giveaway. Having said that — there’s a Nail Aid winner and a Body Shop glam winner who haven’t responded to my e mail. So hurry up and write back!

Finally, the winners are…



Latasha Scott

Mrs. McKinzie

and Skyy2000.

Congrats! If you read this before you hear from me, holla at me at with your full name and mailing address, and remind me one more time what Soaptopia prize you wanted. Thanks!

Now for Throwback Thursday, I got a bone to pick with the creators of the blog, Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians. So ridiculous.

I learned about the site from my beloved Best Week Ever blog — Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians is on BWE’s 10 Best Things to Happen to the Internet Because of the Writers Strike list. I will admit, the site did make me LOL more than once — John Davidson! Bret Michaels! Walter Mercado. Brian Setzer OMG, and I used to think he was so hot in the days of Stray Cat Strut. But don’t you dare call out Smokey Robinson! Not Smokey! OK, he’s apparently had some… work done. But I still look at him and see the fine, fine man he was back in the day. Oh, Smokey was so pretty. And his voice? To die for. Here, watch, remember.

Ooh, indeed. That song makes me absolutely melt. Ooh Baby Baby is now, and will always be the jam. I’ve heard many a cover version, but they can’t hold a candle.

Happy Thursday!

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Nichelle says:
January 3, 2008, 11:43 am
Smokey? Aw hell naw! LOL!! Smokey and Aretha are in the same category to me... smile and say nothin' - I respect my legends :) Happy New Year Bella!
nyc/caribbean ragazza says:
January 3, 2008, 3:41 pm
That website is so wrong, but I did find myself laughing...alot.
ceecee says:
January 3, 2008, 6:55 pm
Happy happy new year Bella!
Latasha says:
January 3, 2008, 8:03 pm
Happy New Year! And I agree that the website was wrong; but it was funny.
Bebroma says:
January 3, 2008, 9:58 pm
Mmmm, mmmmm, mmmm, mmmm. Loves me some Smokey!! Girl he could really beg, okay? ;-}} Yeah, I didn't look at the website, but sometimes it's best to accept the changes of time, apparently. Though I imagine it can be hard to let go of the cute little thing he was back in the day. Oh well! I love these Throwback Thursdays, by the way.
Miss Danielle says:
January 3, 2008, 11:26 pm
You've been tagged! :) BTW Smokey is and always will be the man!! lol
Mrs.Mckinzie says:
January 4, 2008, 5:48 am
I am a big fan of Smokey and yes he was fine.Who do we have in this day and time that can compare.
re says:
January 6, 2008, 11:04 pm
wow. I haven't been on this site in 4 months. you have gotten more boring than the last time. I was excited to come back, hoping you were just having a dry spell-- "buzz" wrong answer. how about dry century. damn, boring as hell :( sorry ladies, i'm goin to clutch mag.
bella says:
January 6, 2008, 11:47 pm
... and a happy new year to you too, Re. Hope you find what you're looking for elsewhere.
SweetAnnieJ says:
January 8, 2008, 3:07 pm
Good riddance to Re's azz. Keep cracking me up, Bella.
hoorah says:
January 12, 2008, 1:10 am
bella, On your recommendation I gave Soaptopia a whirl and placed an order last Friday. I received an email confirmation the next day, but after paying $10 in Priority Shipping *still* haven't received my order! I'll be calling their store tomorrow; I just wanted to let you know abut them dropping the ball.
Jacquie says:
January 13, 2008, 12:15 am
Bella, I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for choosing me as a winner of the Soaptopia giveaway. I received my 16 oz jar today and jumped for joy. :) I was clearly not expecting such a large jar, a mini jar maybe. The packaging was PERFECT and I ran to show my hubby as a hint that he can purchase me anything from there website. Again thank you!!! p.s. I hope the unhappy reader Re finds what she's looking for else where. I'm a daily reader, continue doing a spectacular job.
hoorah77 says:
January 16, 2008, 11:34 am
Bella, Just wanted to let you know that I called Soaptopia and they have made good on my order difficulties. I think they were having a problem with their website that's all fine now.
bella says:
January 16, 2008, 11:37 am
hoorah, so happy to hear that! It always makes me sad when people get screwy service from a company I've endorsed. Soaptopia is good stuff. Hope you love it as much as I do when you try it. So glad you love it, Jacquie!


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