FRQs: Life Coach

This is about where I picture Jayson Blair's advice about life leading... but hey, apparently he's doing OK.

This is about where I picture Jayson Blair's advice about life leading... but hey, apparently he's doing OK.

I read this story yesterday that left me perplexed. Jayson Blair, the infamous journalist who plagiarized everything but his name several years ago, has a new gig. You guessed it. He’s a life coach. Certified life coach.

I’m all for second chances, but this strikes me as odd. It’d be like President Obama pardoning Bernie Madoff, and Bernie becoming a financial planner… or Plaxico Burress working as a gun range instructor.

But read the story. He’s apparently one of the best at what he does now. Guess second chances aren’t all that bad of a thing. (Ex-reporter Jayson Blair now working as a life coach.)

The FRQs:

1. If you had to pick a celebrity not named Dr. Phil or Oprah to be your personal life coach, who would you pick?

2. In three words, describe Amber Rose. If you don’t know who she is, feel good about yourself.

3. Which do you prefer, 100-degree, sweltering heat or 22 and frigid? Why?

4. What’s your favorite football team, and if there’s a why, why?

5. What brand of toothpaste do you use? If you don’t, we will take up a collection plate and purchase you a year’s supply of the No. 1 answer. Cool?

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86 responses to “FRQs: Life Coach

  1. 1. Maya Angelou

    2. Overhyped half-naked galpal (yes, I’m counting half-naked as one word)

    3. 78 with balmy breeze not one of the options? Okay, 100 degrees. I’m from Texas, it’s what I know.

    4. Cowboys, same reason as above 😉

    5. Crest Vanilla Mint Whitening Expressions – ooh, that sounds bougie even to me!

  2. 1. Tina Turner (I couldn’t think of a celebrity so I put the first name that popped into my head)

    2. I’m feeling good….I have no idea who that is, I guess I’ve been out of touch too long.

    3. Ick to both! 22 and frigid, I like to layer.

    4. Huskies, because it’s easy.

    5. Everything but Aquafresh, typically Crest. I loath aquafresh, so much so that I prefer not to capitalize it and had to whip out the loath.

  3. Wow…ok, I need to get off my duff because apparently it doesn’t take much to make a name for yourself…but I digress.

    1. Judge Toler of Divorce Court

    2. Hmmm…A. Rose…I know who she is, but who is she really…lol

    3. I feel better with cool weather, 22 is a bit too cold for me though.

    4. Skins – I had no choice but to watch them every Sunday before I had a tv in my room. I was a fan by then anyway.

    5. LOL. Crest, hands down.

  4. Oooh this is a fun one.

    1. Lou Holtz- His pep talks always get me motivated and I don’t even play football.

    2. kinda fierce, and opportunist. I gotta comment here. I don’t mind her so much. She’s no more an attention whore than Kanye.

    3. 22. That ain’t nothin.

    4. Patriots. I won’t bore you with how I became a fan, but it happened in 6th grade. It’s been a good ride.

    5. Crest Pro Health.

  5. 1. Angelina Jolie: She’s done some crazy ish but something about her strikes me as being a down to earth person and the best life coach is one who has been through some stuff and learned from it.

    2. exotic, ambitious, crafty

    3. I’ll take the cold. You can always put on more clothes and drink some hot coco. You can only take off but so much……

    4. You know I don’t care anything about football other than looking at sexy men. I’ll go with the Cincinnati Bengals because I find Chad Johnson very sexy (although he’s gone down in my book with this Ocho Cinco foolishness so I may need to find another crush).

    5. I’m not loyal to any particular brand. I like to try new flavors and formulations each time I buy a new tube.

    • @tam: I’ve learned a lot about you over that last several months in through these questions. But there is no way on this earth that saw your answer for No. 4 coming, specifically that second sentence.

      IDK…lol.

      Did you see Chad play placekicker last night?

      • @Damon: He’s not my usual “type” but there is just something about him. No I didn’t see it but I read about it, I think I’ll go look for a clip of it.

  6. 1. Tony Dungy. Seems like a great, great man. One whom I’d love to meet in life, whether or not I need a life coach.

    2. Kanye cut hair.

    3. 22 degrees… I prefer to have on multiple layers and/or long sleeves. You can’t do either in 100-degree weather…

    4. Kansas City Chiefs since the Steve DeBerg Era.

    5. Crest.

    • @damon: To your #1, my husband admires him a lot. He’s currently reading Quiet Strength & seems to be enjoying it. Have you read it? What did you think of it?

      • I haven’t read it, but I need to definitely pick it up. Dungy represents a lot of things I think a good man should have. And his stillness is one of the things I admire the most…

  7. 1. David Caruso (as Horatio Caine) Because he’s cool like that.
    2. A. Rose…Heard of her…I think
    3. I’m in Chicago. On any given day you can have both! LOL
    4. Da Bears! No reason…
    5. Whatever the wife buys…does it matter? As long as you brush right? 🙂

    • @Mike: Your #3 is the same here…I’m in Ohio. Never can tell.

    • @stagg: Man, that ain’t Chicago. That’s all of Missouri. I promise you there are days like that every year where the temp is warm and drops to freezing within an hour or two …

      And welcome to the blog and thanks for commenting.

  8. Hey, y’all!

    1. Hmm…never really considered this before; maybe Judy Smith.

    2. Beautiful, stylish & confident.

    3. 100 degree heat. I hate being cold & I’m ALWAYS cold.

    4. OSU Buckeyes

    5. Usually Crest Pro Health but sometimes we use Crest Whitening Expressions vanilla mint & cinnamon rush.

    • @shawnta: Very few people have gone with college teams, but considering your whereabouts, I guess this makes good sense. lol. That Pryor kid will be something if he can get his passing game together this year …

      • @damon: Yup. Although growing up, I only lived an hour away, I didn’t realize how CRAZY Columbus is for its beloved Buckeyes until I moved here six years ago. Although there are some Michigan fans here, the Buckeye spirit is contagious & hard to avoid.

        Since I’m not head over heels in love with football, I thought about listing one of my husband’s favorite teams, Florida State or Chicago Bears but thought I’d keep it simple & go with OSU.

  9. 1. Since we are going with celebrity’s I’m going with the one and only Bill Cosby. Sure he’s had some questionable experience with women not his wife but who am I to judge.
    2. One. Fine. Stripper.
    3. 100 degrees all day over 22. When I move its DEFINITELY going to be south.
    4. Besides the 98 Center Yellow Yackets, its gotta be the Chiefs.
    5. Whichever brand is running a sale at the moment.

  10. 1. If you had to pick a celebrity not named Dr. Phil or Oprah to be your personal life coach, who would you pick?

    TJ Holmes…oops, you said life coach not…nevermind…uh, I would probably choose Naomi Campbell, I know ironic huh, but for the areas she lacks in I already have under control (temper) but she could teach me a thang or two about being fierce, gorgeous, and keeping the billionaires coming…

    2. In three words, describe Amber Rose. If you don’t know who she is, feel good about yourself.

    celebrity over night

    3. Which do you prefer, 100-degree, sweltering heat or 22 and frigid? Why?

    100-degree sweltering heat, only because I seriously hate cold weather and would rather deal with any degree of hot otherwise

    4. What’s your favorite football team, and if there’s a why, why?

    shrugs shoulders…not up on sports but let’s go with the Rams since they’re reppin’ my city

    5. What brand of toothpaste do you use? If you don’t, we will take up a collection plate and purchase you a year’s supply of the No. 1 answer. Cool?

    colgate

  11. 1. If you had to pick a celebrity not named Dr. Phil or Oprah to be your personal life coach, who would you pick?

    DJ Quik so I could pick his brain about producing and audio mixing.

    2. In three words, describe Amber Rose. If you don’t know who she is, feel good about yourself.

    “Bald head scallawag” – Project Pat lol

    3. Which do you prefer, 100-degree, sweltering heat or 22 and frigid? Why?

    100-degree because the sun is out more.

    4. What’s your favorite football team, and if there’s a why, why?

    Rams because I really had no football identity until ’95 and at 10 years old, you tend to go with the home team. It paid off in the “Greatest Show on Turf” days. Now…well…we’ll see.

    5. What brand of toothpaste do you use? If you don’t, we will take up a collection plate and purchase you a year’s supply of the No. 1 answer. Cool?

    Whatever’s on sale between Colgate, Crest and Aquafresh.

    • ““Bald head scallawag” – Project Pat lol”

      Wow … I’d really forgotten about this song until now… I think my 8 used this for his neophyte intro (yes, that was like 40 years ago). hilarious.

  12. 1 My life coach would be Tony Dungy also. He’s a man of deep faith and someone that you would to be when you are older. His strength through his son’s death was commendable and he always acts with class and demands the same of his players.

    2. Thank. The. Lord. Her pic was quite nice!

    3. See this is a tough one. I consider myself an outdoorsman so I really appreciate both for the challenges the present. I will go w/ 22 degrees because that’s the time of year I try my annual “Actually Grow a full beard” journey.

    4. The Chefs (I know its Chiefs, so no correcting!). I was a die-hard Chiefs fan until I watched the Chiefs come back in the 4th quarter vs Warren Moon & the Oilers in the divisional playoff game on an icy January night! I was so happy that my mom took my neighbor and me to the airport to greet the Chiefs when they flew into KCI (the worlds most convenient airport)

    5. Honestly…whatever is on sale (and name brand, I care about my teeth).

    • meant to say “I was a die-hard Falcons fan” (I’m from GA originally)

    • @oates: I’m mad you threw that in about KCI, but it’s true. You could get there five minutes before your flight and be in your seat with your seatbelt strapped with a minute to spare.

  13. 1. I’m stealing Tony Dungy. Awesome selection.
    2. Like her hair.
    3. Hot please.
    4. Da’ Bears. 85-86, nuff said.
    5. Triple Protection AquaFresh.

  14. 1. Iceberg Slim.

    But seriously, no one. Life coaches are for people who have no common sense.

    2. In the sagacious words of William Dennis,

    Now I just can’t go with a bald head h__
    You ain’t gotta ask why for me to tell you so
    If I can’t run through her hair with my hand
    Somehow it seems like I be f__king a man!

    3. I’ll take 22 over 100. It’s easier to warm up when you’re cold than cool down when you’re hot. Plus I was born and raised in Milwaukee, so I’m used to it.

    4. I guess the Packers, but I’m much more of a basketball fan than football.

    5. Crest Pro Health.

    • “But seriously, no one. Life coaches are for people who have no common sense.”

      @Hugh: Funny. Aren’t life coaches similar to mentors in that they offer advice & allow you to bounce ideas off them with some guidance along the way?

      LOL…when I read Iceberg Slim, I immediately thought of the Donald Goines novels my cousin used to read when we were younger.

      • Shawnta` “Aren’t life coaches similar to mentors in that they offer advice & allow you to bounce ideas off them with some guidance along the way?”

        Yes, but why would you pay someone for their two cents on what to do with you life? I’m sure those life coaches charge a pretty penny.

        I guess I should read more closely, I used a few more than three words to describe Amber Rose.

    • Packers fan? What are you thoughts on Minnesota….. ???

  15. 1. If you had to pick a celebrity not named Dr. Phil or Oprah to be your personal life coach, who would you pick?

    Not really a celeb but definitely Valerie Jarrett (Pres Obama’s right hand). She’s smart, ambitious, connected, idealistic, I could go on and on…I want to be her in like, 10 years. She’s the first woman I’ve ever decided I want to emulate.

    2. In three words, describe Amber Rose. If you don’t know who she is, feel good about yourself.

    Ugh, I’ll pass.

    3. Which do you prefer, 100-degree, sweltering heat or 22 and frigid? Why?

    I’ll take the sweltering heat. I get cold easily and it is just torture, no matter how many layers I put on, I will still shiver and be freezing. I don’t mind being hot as long as I can be in the shade and have access to water…

    4. What’s your favorite football team, and if there’s a why, why?

    The Chiefs…I’m a hometown girl. Plus the other places I lived had crappy teams (90’s Seattle, the Texans)

    5. What brand of toothpaste do you use?

    Usually Crest but something fancier if its on sale.

    • dmilz: Everybody has been scaring me with this “whatever’s on sale” line until now… at least you copped to it having to be a fancy toothpaste on sale. lol.

  16. 1. Iyanla VanSant

    2. Know your role

    3. 100-degree weather; I’m highly irritable when I’m cold

    4. St. Louis Rams. ‘Nuff said.

    5. Colgate Total Whitening.

    • @aye: Why am I learning so much about what irritates you via this blog, yet I feel as though nothing irritates you (aside from bad kids) in real life?

      • That’s because, for the most part, I’m a pretty calm person. You’ve never been around me when I’m really irritated. But, just so you know, here’s a list just off the top of my head:

        Cold, bad grammar, idiocy/stupidity/dumbass-ness, Warren Sapp, people who disrupt my sleep, Brett Favre, Glenn Beck, VH1’s “____ of Love”

        There’s probably more, but that’s all I can think of for right now.

    • @aye: To your #1, she’s a good one! Remember that TV show, Starting Over, she did? She has a few books too, I think but I’ve never read any. Have you?

  17. 1. Gary Busey, for comedic purposes only.

    2. famous arm candy.

    3. i’m from chicago — 22 degrees is springtime.

    4. Da Bears. gotta rep the hometown.

    5. whichever one my mom cops. usually different variations of Colgate.

  18. 1. Michelle Obama

    2. Bald, Arm-candy. I am having a real hard time thinking of a third word. Does she actually do anything besides hang out with Kanye?

    3. 22 degrees. I like dressing in layers. I love sweaters. You can always turn up the heat or throw on a blanket.

    4. Don’t have one. I watch football, know what’s going on during the games, can name players but I am not a diehard football fan. I actually have a life during football season and don’t set aside times to watch the games.

    5. Melaleuca Tooth Polish. I don’t like the way it taste but my mother orders it for me. Free is always good to me.

  19. 1. Life coach, that one’s tough. Can I use Winston Churchill or Teddy Roosevelt?
    2. No idea who Amber Rose is and based on Damon’s instructions, I’m not going to Wikipedia her to see.
    3. 22 degrees is way better than 100 – 22 is a nice winter day, perfect for skiiing, snowmobiling or a football game. Cold is not until it’s 10 or lower.
    4. The Green Bay Packers – WI born & raised.
    5. Crest Pro-Health – the only toothpaste I’ve tried that feels like a dentist just cleaned my teeth when I get done.

    • @kyle: Your life is best served not knowing who Amber Rose is… lol. And I’d be curious as to how WC or TR’s advice would play in today’s world.

  20. 1. celeb life coach?
    Michelle Obama

    2. A.Rose?
    bootleg video vixen

    3. 100-degree heat is great beach weather. I’m a tropical FL orange to the core.

    4. fav football team?
    i do NCAA (orange & blue, tride & true), so for the pros i just root for the team w/the cutest players 🙂

    5. toothpaste brand?
    Crest whitening expressions

  21. 1. Jay-Z…he’s already a state of mind…why not?

    2. Blond….Fashion…Random

    3. 22-frigid…I can always rock a fly coat, with a cute scarf, and fab boots!!

    4. KC CHIEFS!!! You already know why…lol!!

    5. Crest…I need to re-up as the tube has been folded up to get those last couple of squeezes…

  22. 1. Beyonce. LOL jk…kinda. It would be Suze Orman. My money would be straight!
    2. Fierce. Fab. Fly. I don’t know why folks are so hard on her.
    3. Heat. I love to swim.
    4. Chiefs.
    5. Crest

  23. @kina: I think Beyonce is gonna be scared when she realizes that she’s your best friend. lol.

  24. 1. lady gaga (because she has created an entire “career” out of nothing and i need some of that in my life)
    2. hot. overhyped. savvy
    3. heat. easier to cool off than warm up
    4. university of florida gators! holler
    5. baking soda and water

  25. 1. Phil Jackson. He knows how to get people to the promise land.

    2. Missing corn child.

    3. 100 degrees. At least I can lay pool side with a frozen beverage…freezing weather just plain sucks.

    4. Even though they are losers, I love my Chiefs.

    5. Colgate Total Whitening (unless something else is on hella sale).

  26. 1. Jerry Rice. No doubt about it.

    2. Im feeling good about myself.

    3. ALWAYS heat over cold. In the heat you can wear shorts, hit the pool and still do things outside. In the cold, forget about outside.

    4. I dont really follow a team. I was a huge Jerry Rice fan so i always pulled for the 49ers and now im a huge fan of Larry Fitzgerald so there ya go.

    5. Crest with whitener.

  27. 1. Does Jesus count as a celebrity?

    2. Don’t- know- her

    3. Either way I would be inside… if it was 22 degrees, I’d be snuggling up with hot cocoa, in warm fuzzy socks. In 100 degrees, I’d be inside in flipflops enjoying lemonade….

    4. I don’t really have a favorite team now. But once upon a time, I really enjoyed the Tennessee Titans due to the handsome Eddie George and his mouth piece that looked like a pacifier. I was just in love with him!

    5. Well I tend to like Colgate better than any other brand. But it has to have the baking soda and peroxide, to give me that squeeky clean feeling. But umm I might try that Vanilla Mint. It makes me think of a thin mint. That might be a delectable treat for my mouth.

  28. 1. If you had to pick a celebrity not named Dr. Phil or Oprah to be your personal life coach, who would you pick?

    Maya Angelou

    2. In three words, describe Amber Rose. If you don’t know who she is, feel good about yourself.

    Well, truth be told I didn’t know who she was until a friend of mine posted something about her in his Facebook status the other day. Then when I was at his house he proceeded to show me pictures. Personally… I think she is overrated.

    3. Which do you prefer, 100-degree, sweltering heat or 22 and frigid? Why?

    22 degrees. I love hoodies.

    4. What’s your favorite football team, and if there’s a why, why?

    Cowboys… but since T.O. is playing for a new team, it may change this year.

    5. What brand of toothpaste do you use? If you don’t, we will take up a collection plate and purchase you a year’s supply of the No. 1 answer. Cool?

    Aquafresh.

  29. 1. If you had to pick a celebrity not named Dr. Phil or Oprah to be your personal life coach, who would you pick?
    — Michelle Obama. That lady looks/acts like she’d make a great auntie. And she ROCKED them shorts in Arizona. STFU, media. Just mad you ain’t got them gams.

    2. In three words, describe Amber Rose. If you don’t know who she is, feel good about yourself.
    — Pretty, Eraserhead, Ambiguous

    3. Which do you prefer, 100-degree, sweltering heat or 22 and frigid? Why?
    — Oooh, this hard because I HATE extreme weather on either side of the spectrum, but I gotta go with 22 and frigid. It is easier to get warm than it is to get cool. There’s only so much you can take off, ya dig? lol

    4. What’s your favorite football team, and if there’s a why, why?
    — Bears. Two words: Garrett Wolfe. Yum. Yes, it’s a shallow why, but…moving on…

    5. What brand of toothpaste do you use? If you don’t, we will take up a collection plate and purchase you a year’s supply of the No. 1 answer. Cool?
    — Colgate

  30. 1. Life coach -Sashi Tharoor, mostly because I like his books, but some advice about how to survive working for the UN and staying sane would be great

    2. I feel good

    3. 100 degree – I hate the cold, I hate getting cold, can’t stand all the crap you need to wear in winter and keeping track of it (hat, gloves, scarf, coat, sweater 1, sweater 2)

    4. Barcelona 🙂 I know you mean American football, but have no favorite

    5. Crest when I can get it

  31. 1. George Clinton
    2. Opportunist
    3. 100 degrees sweltering, the sweat will eventually cool me off, and that means im prob in a tropic area or its the summer
    4. Cowboy’s, it my Pops favorite team so i grew up on them
    5. Total Colgate, They got me tricked to believe that it works all day

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