Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Hello Blog Readers!!

I'd like to thank you all for a wonderful year!

I'm looking forward to posting more in 2011!

Goodbye 2010.....

Have a safe night tonight!

See ya next year ;-D

Love Always,

Tameeka Time

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Star Tameeka by Ringo

Hey guys check out this excellent rendering of "Star Tameeka" (Tameeka Time) by the awesome super fantastic Ringo Ramos ....

he's got a series going on called:

Captain Ringo & His Super Hero Peeps

I think it's awesome... check out the other Peeps ...

thanks Ringo :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Jeggings - The Offical Music Video

I came across this video during one of my YouTube binges ... it's all about how awesome "Jeggings" are.... if you don't know what jeggings are check this out...

My favorite quote is: "Don't worry about the zipper b/c that shit is gone"... lolz

Sunday, December 26, 2010

More behind the scenes videos - by Tameeka Ballance

Photo by Edwin Jimenez

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Here's the latest video I put together....

It features artist CortesNyc painting a commissioned wall for a photo shoot.

The photo shoot was done by Christian Lantry and Edwin Jimenez for gospel singer Tye Tribbett.

I had a great time shooting and editing this video. It's pretty straight forward and I even added some footage of the actual photo shoot.

Check it out!

Ohhhhh ..... there's a Tameeka Time surprise in the beginning ..... :-D

*** Big shout out goes to TwreXX Monsta and Berman Fenelus for the music track! and Edwin Jimenez for the photos ***

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Please DJ - Part 2 - Follow up post

Here's another NEW video by CortesNyc and myself.

Back in 09' Cortes was asked to paint during a scene of rapper Yeyo's video shoot of "Please Dj".

I mentioned the video and shoot in an old blog post titled "Please DJ" (you can check out the official music video by clicking the previous link).

I had a blast filming the shoot and I can't forget the guy who helped me out that night big time, John Smalls! He helped me film some really good up high shots.

Live painting by CortesNYC

Behind the scenes footage shot by John Smalls

Edited by Tameeka Ballance

featuring intro by model Dee Mya

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Drawing Sessions: CortesNyc & Crystal Clarity

I must have mentioned this a bunch of times on my Facebook wall or twitter page,,, that I'm so lucky to be surrounded by so many talented people.

Check out this latest video featuring artist CortesNyc and artist Crystal Clarity drawing. It was a great video to help out on.

Intro by Backyard Betty of the blog Pussy Galoreee

And a special thanks goes to Guillotine Cuts


Monday, December 20, 2010

Sleepy Monday's

Too much Christmas shopping sir?

I feel ya!

Don't worry Christmas is almost here.

Happy Sleepy Monday !!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jersey Shore's New Cast Member

Ok... after this latest season of Jersey Shore I was kind of done with them and I told myself that I wouldn't be so into the 3rd season airs next year.

But now that there will be a new cast member I think I might have to watch it...

Introducing ... Deena Cortese .. the newest cast member for Jersey Shore's Season 3 ... ohhh she's so going to be just like Snooki (but taller) ....

Check out more photos of her on =

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bed Intruder Song - Christmas Style!

Happy Hump Day All!

This made me smile :)

The Bed Intruder Christmas Carol sung by Liberty University ....

And if you don't know what the Bed Intruder song is check out one of my past posts titled: "Bed Intruder"

Monday, December 13, 2010

CortesNyc & Bram

Hello All.

Check out the latest video I shot and edited...

It features art work by artist Chris Cortes (CortesNyc) and Bram.
Bram traveled from Spain to paint at 5 Pointz in Queens and he rocked a wall with CortesNyc.

A special thanks goes to Latin singer Jeven Wagner for the video intro and an extra special thanks goes to Guillotine Cuts for the banging music track!

Enjoy! :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas Everybody..... from Snoop!

Ohhhh Snoop Dog.. Merry Christmas to you sir... merry -- christmas!

Let's dance the christmas shopping stress away....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Oh Oprah!

Something about this photo makes me giggle, makes me sad, and makes me just go "oh can do no wrong" ..

Rooftop Legends - CortesNyc - Graffiti

Back in 2009, I had the pleasure of recording graff artist CortesNyc rock a roof top wall in Manhattan.

Check out the video I edited.

A special thanks goes out to the model at the front of the video Asheka.

And an extra special thanks goes out to Guillotine Cuts for providing the music track.

Sit back and enjoy! <3

Friday, December 10, 2010

Some kid got 'Urkeled'

If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen me ranting about how I just can't understand why boys and men walk around with their pants sagging below their derriere...

I just don't get it, I never got it.
I don't think it's cool or hip.
And I don't care if I sound like an old lady.
But why would you want your ass hanging out?

What's the pleasure in it?

What if you need to run for the train or hurry up while your crossing the street...

Well a principal in Memphis agrees with me and has started "Urkeling" boys.

Urkeling is basically pulling up a kids pants and tying them on each side until they look like the character Steve Urkel from the sitcom Family Matters...

I think this is genius... this should be done in New York schools too....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Food Time - Stew Mission

Ever since the holidays started, well... ever since it started getting cold out, I've been on a mission to make hearty soul comforting meals.

I've noticed that most of my big meal making happens on Sundays.

A few weeks ago after I purchased a new Martha Stewart Cobalt Blue Cast Iron Casserole Pot and ever since then, I've been on a stew mission.

My first stew exploration was an Old Fashion Beef Stew... I used a recipe from SoGood TV (click on the link to check out the video)

It was pretty simple to make this dish, and I made just enough so I could have left overs the next night.

The first night, I served the beef stew over white rice, I added a few sliced tomatoes on the side and topped it off with some fresh baked bread from a local Colombian bakery.

Beef Stew =

End Results =

The second night, I served the beef stew over white rice again but this time as a side dish I made platanos asados con queso or baked ripe plantains with cheese (I didn't use a recipe to make the platanos asados con queso, I've seen a few people make it and decided to give it a try). It's pretty simple... just take a ripe platano, peel it, butter it up, bake it for 20 minutes or so, take it out of the oven, slice it down the middle, add some mozzarella cheese and put it back in the oven for about 10 minutes.

It's warm, sweet, cheesy and delicious.

Platanos Asados con Queso =

I'm still on my stew kick, so the other night I made chicken stew. I served the chicken stew over white rice, and the sides were fried plantain and a avocado.

Chicken Stew over white rice and fried plantain =

I put together a little slide show of all the ingredients I used in making the two stews.

Your pictures and fotos in a slideshow on MySpace, eBay, Facebook or your website!view all pictures of this slideshow

I can't wait to try out more hearty stews, casseroles, and chili's in the next few weeks.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thank You Kizzy!

I'm such a lucky lady...

I received a lovely birthday present from a lovely make-up blogger named Kizzy.

Kizzy and I started talking on twitter and facebook.

She's the sweetest lady I know and her blog is always on point.

I trust Kizzy with all of my make-up needs and inquires....

Subscribe to her blog at


Monday, November 29, 2010

Sleepy Monday's

Morning All!

Today's a total sleepy Monday....

I don't know why I feel so drained.

Maybe this guy can tell me why.....

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black-Out Friday (Sleepy Time Edition)

Today (Black Friday) while waiting for the 2:30pm Staten Island Ferry I encountered a lovely lady sleeping.

She was sleeping, standing, AND eating ice cream .... *gasp*

I couldn't help myself.

I had to record her.

She was so out of it plus she kept spilling her haagen dazs all over everyone.

I guess the combination of Thanksgiving and Black Friday took this lady down...

I hope you all enjoy this little "Sleepy Time" video I put together.


*For more sleepy time shenanigans click here: Tameeka Time's Sleepy Monday's

Tameeka Time's Sleepy Black-out Friday from Tameeka Time Blog Videos on Vimeo.

Thank Youz

It's been a whole week and I haven't thanked everyone for all of the birthday love!

My birthday was last Saturday November 20th!

I had a wonderful weekend filled with birthday fun! A special thanks to my mom for the lovely Spa day on Sunday :)

Last Friday I celebrated my birthday with a bunch of friends at Belmont Lounge in Manhattan.

I had a blast and I'm so happy so many people came out!

It really meant a lot!

I love you all and I can't wait to do it again.

If you'd like to see the photos from the birthday celebration add me to Facebook :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mama's got a new Plant!

Yesterday I received a new plant at work.

I was given a gerber daisy plant...

My heart melted when I saw it...

I must have mentioned this before but I LOVE gerber daisies... they're my favorite flower....

I haven't named my plant yet... any suggestions? ^_^

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sleepy Monday's

Today's definitely a sleepy Monday!

Look at this whole row of people just knocked out....

Don't worry people.... we can make it.... just a few more hours until it's quitting time.....

Keep hope alive!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let's Dance ....

I can't stop giggling and now this damn song is stuck in my head..

"it's just it's just like a mini mall"

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tonight - Thurs 11/11/10

Tonight... I'm going to the fundraiser for The Love Potion.

It's a free screening at the Anthology Film Archives: 32 second ave (at 2nd st).

It starts at 8pm!

Come one - come all!

As a special bonus you'll get to see a video reel I put together on the big screen!

Afternoon Snack

There's a new restaurant in my work neighborhood... Hill Country Chicken
I've only had lunch here twice and it's not bad... the chicken salads and chicken sandwich's are pretty good...

Today I got chance to try one of their banana cream mini pies...

Here's a pic of the little pie before I eat it...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sleepy Monday's

I know lady ........ I know....
Everythings a hot mess...
or should I say a cold mess....
it's rainy and just too cold...
and forget about this whole daylight savings business...

Sleep on my sistah! Sleep ON!.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Elections over....

In the spirit of Election Day ... (I hope all of you Americans went out and voted!)

Here's a site called:


And with that said... "As a karate expert" here's the famous NY1 Oct 18th clip of my boo Jimmy McMillan ... he's representing The Rent Is Too High Party...

**hearts** <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Rap" Beef - McHammer vs Jay Z

I don't usually condone violence/"beef" in the rap/hip world but I'd really like to hear some battle tracks between Jay Z and MC Hammer..

The other day Jay Z spit some lyrics on one of Kanye West's new tracks titled So Appalled. "Hammer went broke so you know I'm all focused," "I lost 30 mill so I spent another 30 / cos unlike Hammer / 30 million can't hurt me." (heard at 2:30)

MC Hammer heard about the track and twittered: "The answer to Jay comes on Oct 31,"

He then released a diss video called "Better Run Run"

I'm kinda of glad that Hammer responded to Jay because this rap war is going to give me something to laugh about for days...... My only issue is ,,,,, every time I think of MC Hammer I think of "Pumps in a bump" (see video below) **I mentioned this song in a blog post from Dec 2009 titled: "America's obsession w/ pumping it"

MC Hammer - Pumps in a Bump
Uploaded by Discodandan. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sleepy Monday's

Happy Monday All.

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween weekend.

Homeboy right here had a blast... :-)

I wonder what he was dressed as...

I even got a little video of this bumpy ride ^_~

Sleepy Monday's Video #1 -

Location: Manhattan Bound 7 Train

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Night Beat Down

I guess people are feeling feisty around Halloween...

First there's a straight up hair pullin' "beat a chick down" match in McDonald's ....

Then poor Jersey Shore reject Angelina get's jumped in a Staten Island Hot Topic store ... lol!! womp womp!

Click the photo below to read the NY Post article on Angelina...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Crazy Old Lady on the train

Everyone knows that I am intrigued by train station incidents.

A special thanks goes to Venita for sending me this clip.

This crazy older lady kicks another woman and throws her hands up to a man.

She's either crazy or drunk for sure... I'm just happy that other people on the train helped out...

The video's kind of long but the kick happens at/around 1:59 ...


*And this did not occur on the A train I think it was the F!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sleepy Monday's

Girl...... I'm tired too....
At least your still fashionable.... sleeping with your sunglasses on .... work it!

Location: Manhattan Bound 7-train

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tameeka Time at the New York Comic Con 2010

This past Sunday I attended the 2010 New York Comic Con.
It was a blast!
I met so many people and got some really cool (free) comics.
Check out the video I put together of my experience at the Comic Con.

Location: Jacobs Javits Center
Date: October 2010

Shot by: Chris Cortes (cortesnyc)
Edited by: Tameeka Ballance (tameeka time)
Music by: Mauricio Lizcano

Special Thanks to:
Chris Cortes - Cortes Creates
Hugo Bravo - Bravo Illustrations
Chuck Collins - Rat Ronin Studios
Keith Miller - Rat Ronin Studios
Paige Pumphrey - Girls Drawin' Girls
Melody Severns - Girls Drawin' Girls
Alice Meichi Li - Girls Drawin' Girls
Fenny Lin - NYCC
Elisheba Israel - Tight Gear Designs / Sugar Plum Kitty

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trippin Tuesday

Ever since Mariah Carey took that fall last week.... I've been on a mission to collect video clips of our favorite celebs falling while performing... check out what I've got so far... and if you have any others I'll feature it next Tuesday.

Alicia Keys Falls
Pregnant and all...she falls backwards.... FALL @ 0:04

Katy Perry
This poor girl just kept on falling and falling...
no one told her to have all that cake around .... FALL @ (The whole damn video)

Jasmine Sullivan
I love her music but this falls funny as hel...
She was working it too ... lol .... FALL @ 0:32

Girllll....... slow down....
FALL @ 0:04

lol! I remember seeing this on tv ...
I can't believe she denied falling.. silly goose .... FALL @ 0:10

oh damn you wheel chair Jimmy....
I had to put you on the list ..... FALL @ 0:34

50 Cent
LOL!! This is just funny ... FALL @ 0:10

Rick Ross
I don't even know how this man fell
FALL @ 0:22

Michelle (Destiny's Child)
LOL! This clip will always crack me up ... poor Michelle got no help
FALL @ 0:03

Lady Gaga
I love me some lady gaga but damnnnnn
FALL @ 0:15

I saved the best for last...
Beyonce fell down a bunch of steps right on her head...
Too many lolz in this video.... FALL @ 0:26

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sleepy Monday's

Ohhhh.... I guess this guy was at the NY ComicCon this weekend...
me too mister.... I feel just like that....

and that's why I'm going back to sleep.... Happy Columbus Day ya'll... keep on sleepin'

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Friday

I know Friday's are considered "casual" days in the office ... but Levi Jeans took it to a new level with their jean based onesie.

Check it out...

Yes ladies and gentlemen the shirt is sewed to the pants... you can purchase them here:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mariah Down


I know I'm a few days late but here's some video footage of Diva Mariah Carey falling down during a concert in Singapore ... the fall wasn't the funny part ..... it's the way her back-up dancers struggled while picking her up.

I feel so bad for the people that have to work for her ........... especially the girl who had to take off of Mariah's shoes.

I guess Mariah's preggers.... no one told her to be on stage with giant heels.

My Top 3 - Ne-Yo songs

The other night I was watching Dancing with the Stars and I was pleasantly surprised to see R and B singer/writer/producer Ne-yo performing.

I can not stand his face ... and he's got a crazy mama but he can write and sing a hit song!!!

Here are my top 3 Ne-yo songs. These 3 songs always gets me dancing.

#3 - "Closer"

#2 - "Miss Independent"

#1 - "So Sick"

Disqus for Tameeka Time