Shernita’s Blog from Prague 6

Pictures can’t fully describe how beautiful this country is. It really is a sight to see. I’m truly thankful to be able to witness it.

Another beautiful thing here in Prague, is Love. There is love everywhere. Young and old. Couples are everywhere, openly displaying how they feel for each other. From kisses, to warm embraces to holding hands. It’s here  in Prague. It’s really awesome to see elderly couples appearing to be as much in love now as they were when they were first married. Yes, married. I’ve seen a lot of wedding bands. A lot.  No one is ashamed to let the world know that they are in a relationship, and they are proud to be “taken”.

I must say it’s a nice change from NYC. I notice that there’s a lot less PDA (Public Displays of Affection ) going on in the states. I feel like it’s frowned upon. It makes me wonder if NYC has got it all wrong….

My future husband and I will be very wealthy (just putting that into the Universe) , and we will definitely come to Prague to join in on the PDA action. Or shit, we’ll get that PDA poppin right in NYC.. who knows…

Yummy isn’t it?

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Shernita’s Blog from Prague 2

I love Prague. The weather is beautiful, the city is beautiful and I’m beautiful. What more could a girl ask for?

View from Paddle Boat on Vltava River

Things are definitely different here. The amount of cigarette smoking is killer! The jig is definitely down on that one. Imma need to find some sort of febreze situation, because me smelling like cigarettes is not popping. So you can run and tell dat.. homeboy.

Honestly, there aren’t much disappointments here except for how far behind this country is. It’s a shame. In the club, not only are girls wearing flats (God help us ) but they are rocking hard body to Jenny from the Block and Yeah by Usher! But even on a more serious note, the internet is sooo far behind here. I don’t understand how the internet isn’t the same anywhere I mean after all it is the WORLD WIDE WEB! WTF! I googled Kanye West (of course) and the first video that popped up is Stronger. WTF! Ole boy has a brand new album out Czech Republic!!! (ps I think I saw a poster of a Wyclef album posted in a music store) This jig continues to fall…

The stares that I get are absolutely astounding. I mean, people will stop and stare and stay staring as I pass. It’s the rudest thing but its also pretty flattering. (Thank you God for this beauty)

There aren’t many things open in the late night, which is something I’m definitely not used to and dogs are allowed everywhere and I do mean everywhere. Restaurants have treats and water bowls for the dogs when they come in lol. All in all, I’m having a blast and this is exactly what I needed. (Does booty drop for God)

Up next.. my sightseeing!!! Stay tuned!!

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Shernita’s Blog from Prague 1

I’ve been in Prague for just almost a week now and I’m having a blast. I’ve been extremely busy since I touched down. From rehearsals, to performances, to teaching classes, to meet and greets, to parties, I’ve done it in less than a week. All while dealing with a bit of jetlag (that kicked in a day later lol), a lil bit of sickness (that kicked in on the plane ride here) and just getting used to things here (that’s still kickin in )

Everyone here is extremeeellyyy nice to me and everyone speaks English! Thank God! Czech language is hard as hell, but trust and believe Im working on it.

So I know yall are wondering where the hell is Prague, what are the differences between New York and Prague and what the hell is it all about???! Lucky for you, I’m going to tell you….

Prague is the capital of Czech Republic. It’s pretty much the center of Europe as Germany, Poland and Austria surround it. I found out that Czechoslovakia is non existent and it’s been this way for about 20 years now since the end of Communism ( I had no clue and thank God). There is Czech Republic and there is Slovakia. 2 totally different countries. Makes me wonder what the hell were my teachers teaching or was I just not paying attention (probably a lil of both)

Prague is an amazingly beautiful city. Every building looks luxurious. (Pics coming soon) However, in such a beautiful city, most people are .. sour (for lack of a better word) There isn’t much smiling or joy in the people here.  Everyone seems madd tight all the time. I was told it’s due to the communism in the past. Hopefully my beautiful self and beautiful energy will change some of that. There also isn’t much diversity. So far I’ve seen 4 black children, and 2 black women (including myself)!

Czech’s money is in Korunas(krowns), they use military time, you need a key to get in and out of every building, apartments are called “flats”, power outlets are circular, you have to push a button to flush the toilet, you have to hold the shower head to get ya wash on, cobble stone streets everywhere, there’s cookie crisp cereal, H & M, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC , and an Asian population (of course)!!!

So! I know that was a lot of information at once and I know you loved it! More Gumbo from Prague coming reallll soon!!!!  Subscribe so you can stay updated on my adventures from Prague!

Blizzard 2010: Bloomberg Doesn’t Care About Brooklyn People

So today, I stepped out of my house for the first time since it snowed. And all I have to say is ” You know this shit is…f**king RIDICULOUS!!”

First of all, my block still looks as if it snowed 5 minutes ago. One of the busiest streets in Brooklyn, Nostrand Avenue, didn’t seem to be plowed at all.  As I trucked it all the way down the ave, I noticed that each side street looked the same… Abandoned cars and fallen people with attitudes.

Now I haven’t been to the city yet, but I’m pretty certain that many of their streets are well taken care of… I’m almost positive that the people who live in Manhattan are getting around just fine. Brooklyn on the other hand, we out here straight stuck. Held hostage by the weather..I got shit to do… Fa real…

Every time there is some sort of severe storm, NYC is NEVER prepared. #wheredeydodatat? This is straight unacceptable. Get it together.

Senor Bloomberg,

No Bueno.

Buenas Noches

Adios..

Its chilly, here’s something to warm you up!

So its a bit cold outside…. but no worries. I’ve got something to warm you right up… MY CHOREOGRAPHY!

You’re gonna love it….

 

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Shernita + Kanye West=(insert indescribable amazing feeling here)

Now, if you know me, then you know how I feel about Kanye West. Hands down, he’s my favorite artist. The only artist in which I have every one of his albums. Fuck what you heard, Kanye is the shit. Period.  And he can do no wrong in my eyes (sue me) I promise you, since I heard Power and Power RMX, I listen to them every day. Those 2 songs ( along with some Tye Tribett, Donald Lawrence and Rick Ross) get me through my rough days. (yes I have rough days too, i think they come along ever so often just to remind me that I am in fact human)

So when I found out that I was auditioning for Kanye West, I thought it was a hoax.

Then… Kanye walks in the audition. God help me.

All 130 of us girls, danced for our lives. Every trick in the book, every move we ever learned, every bit… was left on the dance floor. 130 dropped to 45. Then the waiting….and more waiting…. When I got the news, that me, Shernita Q. Anderson aka Shernitasofly.. would be dancing with Kanye West for an audience of approximately 12 million people, I was speechless. Words could not describe it. And on top of that, this is the first performance my entire family was able to watch.

The next few days would be full of pointed toes, last minute changes and smiles. We got a small glimpse into the world of a misunderstood genius. Honestly, not just because he’s an inspiration to me but Kanye is amazing, genuine and yes, he IS a nice guy. He’s a visionary…very involved in all aspects of his brand and he’s funny. Very funny actually.

Never in a million years would I dream that not only would I be performing with one of my biggest inspirations, but I’d get the chance to actually get to know him a little bit.  And I’m thankful to live in an age where thanks to technology, I am etched in history.. forever.

Here are the links…Im pretty obvious to see but just in case.. Im the only chocolate bald girl lol In Power, Im always on your left and in Runaway.. Im center.

Never Give Up…Your mind can’t even fathom what the Universe has in store for you. Hold tight…its coming….

Power

Runaway

Air Conditioning.. Enough is Enough

Now I know summer is coming to an end… but the air conditioning isn’t.

I can appreciate some nice cool air just as much as the next person, but is it really necessary to catch pneumonia just from doing simple tasks such as riding the train or shopping? I don’t think so.

Each and every summer, (on our lovely affordable public transportation system *sarcastic* ) I’ve had to ruin my outfit by carrying some sort of sweater or jacket for risk of freezing to death just to get to my destination. Its just not fair. ( I like to look good ya know?)

Or let me dare NOT  walk into some sort of electronics store! The freeze is on. My ears go numb and my nose starts running and by morning… Im popping the Dayquil just to make it through the day. It’s not right.

Summertime in NYC should not lead to possible death from hypothermia…

Although the temperature is cooling down, Im pretty certain the AC will be bumping well into november in many NYC areas. So bundle the hell up.

…you did what? and I should respond how?

So I’m on the A train heading home, minding my business. I notice a guy with a sketch pad. He takes a seat. The he gets up and takes a seat 1 over from me. (This is when I knew the jig was up) Ole boy (aka older man) proceeds to start drawing me. Yes, he starts drawing me. Every time I look over, he looks down. What he doesn’t know is that my peripheral vision is poppin, so I caught his ass long time ago.

As I sat there, being semi stalked, this situation sparked some thoughts in my mind….

Back in the day, if a man did that, it would be considered romantic, nowadays its considered psycho. It also had me wondering if he was younger, would I have been flattered instead of freaked out?  The whole “courting” process nowadays is jacked up. As a female you’re either getting hissed at, called a bitch (because you’re not interested in said hollering party) or getting stalked.

What happened to the days when men acted like gentlemen? Like seriously females, when’s the last time a man actually said “Would you like to dance?” What happened to things like manners, respect and ummm … sanity?

I know times have changed, but chivalry (and mental stability) sure as hell aint dead. If you aint acting chivalrous or (mentally capable) , then keep it moving right on past me to a woman of low caliber or the G building; because like MC Lyte said.”I’m not having it, no I’m not having it.”

Im still wondering if I should have given ole boy with the sketch pad a chance. After all, he found something interesting about me and decided to try to preserve it on paper and in his mind. And really and truly, when someone takes the time to let you occupy their mental space, you should be thankful…

I guess I’ll never know about the A train sketch artist.. mainly because I got the hell up and got off the train….

Everybody Calm Down, its not Summer Just Yet

So Im sure we’ve all noticed that the temperatures are rising. YAY! It is definitely time to put the bubble triple fat goose northface fur fleece chincilla coats away!

However, some type of jacket is STILL necessary. I mean , let’s be real… it gets damn chilly at night! There would be no need to walk around with your shoulders all high and hands in your pockets if you would have packed some type of light long sleeved outerwear.

Got it? Good!

So now that we’ve discussed the arms, lets talk about the legs. Shorts? Really? I mean.. I guess I could deal with a bermuda short… then again.. No I can’t. And actually, I WON’T! Bare legs are not an option yet, cover them joints up. Your leg hairs are standing straight up because its type cool outside. Chill out.

And lastly, on to the feet… FLIP FLOPS??!! FA REAL?!! Thats just plain nonsense. If you have to wear a leather, you should NOT have your toes out! That’s just plain ridiculous. I mean come one people!!! We are all excited to finally have warm weather but there’s no need to jump the gun.

In conclusion, it will be officially warm soon. No need to worry. So in the meantime, calm that ass down and dress appropriately. Thanks.

I know you were hungry…. It was late but it was good wasn’t it?

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The Winter Olympics aka What were they thinking?

Now I’ve always been a fan of the Olympics. I think its remarkable what some of these athletes do. However, I’d really like to know who invented some of these events.  I mean seriously…

Some of these events truly have me wondering..and honestly Im actually a bit confused.

Ice Skating, Skiing and Speedskating…  I deal with. But curling?

Who…. invented….. Curling…. and Why? To me it looks like a big ass hockey puck and a swiffer.  I mean.. #cmonson

Now lets talk about Luge. Who said it was okay to fit ur ass on some piece of plastic and just slide… and did I mention that your toes have to be turned IN! Yall know as a dancer , I can’t stand a sickled foot!  The only reason I would do the luge is to wear those cute ass American one pieces! I know for a FACT , I’d look stunning in one of them. I would have to add some glitter or sequins or something though.

But, despite all of this madness, the award for the WTF Event goes to the biathlon… HANDS DOWN! Athletes ski for a while and then shoot targets, then ski some more and shoot more targets. Maybe its me, but what the hell is that about! #wheretheydothatat  Is the Olympic Committee drunk? They would have to be in order to approve some of these events. Or who’s “doing favors” to get these events recognized? The jig is all the way up. #sideye

What baffles me even more, is the fact that people are dead serious about these sports! People train years for these events!

This is clearly one thing I may never understand, but before I go, I have come to this theory: Most of these events were created out of sheer boredom. There was nothing else to do because it was too damn cold, so hey why not make up some foolishness and call it a sport?.

Maybe we should all be inspired by the events at the Winter Olympics, when life hands you snow and boredom, just figure out something to do with it and maybe one day it’ll get recognized on a worldwide scale.

The Gumbo’s good aint it?

Eatup…

But save room…

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