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Take Me As I Am

I guess I am feeling slightly more narcissistic than usual as I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting over my life lately. I think this video of me says it all?

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  • I <3 You! Just as you are. πŸ™‚

    And that is a lovely orange scarf you’re wearing. πŸ˜‰

  • it says it like it is… i just love the way you put it all together…

  • Meleah

    That’s the scarf YOU made for me and I love it sofa king much!
    I love you back!

    Thank you so much!
    You are the best adopted sister a girl could ever have.

  • We’ll take you as you are because you are REAL! πŸ™‚ Love it!!!

  • Make-up, no make-up or sweaty armpits…you are absolutely gorgeous!

    And that black one piece bathing suit, with the rhinestone buckle at the bottom? I want that. Of course I’d need a body like yours to wear it.

  • Meleah

    Heather OSB:
    Awwww! Thank you!

    Employee No. 3699 :

    You are doing wonders for me right now.
    Oh! I call that bathing suit my ‘Marylin Monroe’.
    And I bought it at Target three summers ago.

  • dcr

    Nice composition, but the title put a different song in my mind. So, I was a bit disappointed on that note.

  • Meleah

    Not really sure what you were expecting.

    The title of the post, is also the title of the song, by Mary J Blige.
    “Take Me As I Am.” Which is my theme song for my life.

    Someone told me to, “Embrace being you, it’s awesome!!!”
    So, I’m trying to STOP “hating on me” all the time. This was a BIG step for me!

  • dcr

    No, it’s just that another song came to mind to me. It’s title isn’t “Take Me As I Am” but that is the first line of the song, so I’ve come to associate “Take Me As I Am” with that song rather than your song.

    Oh, the song I was thinking of was “Will You Still Love Me” by Chicago which was their first hit (in 1986) after the departure of Peter Cetera.

  • Meleah

    Ah ha!
    Before I finished reading your comment,
    I was just going to ask you what song you WERE associating this with!
    Thanks for telling me.
    That’s a GREAT song too!

  • Arv

    Sounds perfect πŸ™‚

  • dcr

    I had it on Mix Tape B6. πŸ˜‰ I posted the song listings from a batch of my mix tapes last year. Do a search for “mix tape” on my blog if you want to see them.

  • Are you putting true love to the test at eHarmony? πŸ˜‰

  • Meleah


    Sweet! I will do that search!

    I haven’t dated since the fat bald guy dumped me back in February. Maybe this will give me enough confidence to get back out there and try again?

  • Loving listening to Mary J almost as much as looking at you in all of your wonderful, beautiful, unique aspects. You are a stunning woman. What I love about you most is that your sense of humour shines through in absolutely everything you do.

    Loved the ending when you flipped the bird right on the beat. Mad editing skillz.

    You’re one in a million, hon. I hope you know that. XXX

  • Meleah

    Thats just about the nicest thing I’ve heard in a while.
    Thank you for that comment.
    You are the bestest!

  • What’s not to love? This was great…you really do have so many LOOKS but all of them have one thing in common: you are beautiful.

  • Wow. What a package! There’s a lot more to Meleah that mere words can convey. I think it is a fantabulous video of the various shades of Meleah. Funny/sad/tired/cute/happy/silly/serious/loving/mad/obsessive/hottie/cool/stylish/mom. The whole enchilada! It just reinforces that you are one complex but funny woman. Life may have tossed you a few curves, but you have handled it with style and class.

    Love the video & music. You’re one hellofa editor.

  • It’s OK to be a little narcissistic when you’re such a great person! πŸ˜€ Now if you could just hold on to that feeling 24/7/365!

  • Meleah

    Aw! Thank you!

    Thank you soooo much.
    I am so glad that you ‘got’ all the differences!

    “Now if you could just hold on to that feeling 24/7/365!”
    I’m working on that!

  • You aren’t afraid to just be yourself and that is what makes you so beautiful. That video was so cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • loved it πŸ™‚ waiting for chapter ten – impatiently!!!

  • Meleah

    Random Chick:
    I think you are pretty beautiful yourself.

    I love you.
    I have been working on Chapter Ten, and I hope to have it ready by MONDAY for you!

  • Monkey! We’ve been taking each other as we are for friends for more than 20 years. MWAH. Love the video.

  • I like that a lot, love a lot of the contrasts between the pictures. It really does give an interesting perspective of your personality, without using any words. Hey, if you ever try online dating, that should be the video you send to any prospects!

  • Meleah

    You know you are still one of my favorite people in the whole wide world.
    I love you forever
    I like you for always
    As long as I’m living
    My big sister you’ll be.
    I cannot wait to see you ASAP.

    I thought of using this for my dating profile too, until i learned about OBC! I think that scared me away from online dating forever!

  • I like it! Very nice. Sometimes we need to take stock of ourselves and and be proud of who we are. If no one else will do it, then we must do it ourselves.

  • Some quick q’s:
    1. At some point, have you gotten a breast reduction? in some shots u look um more…..tremendous?
    2. Is that you as a kid…the blonde (it’s not JCH) with the like pageboy do???
    3. love, love, love the curly/wavy do!
    4. I LOVE the shot near the end with you and Papa Sy….look on your face is….so heavenly!

    that’s it narcissta!

  • Meleah

    Yep! Someone told me to EMBRACE MYSELF, so this was my attempt to do just that.
    Im glad you enjoyed it.


    1. At some point, have you gotten a breast reduction? in some shots u look um more…..tremendous?

    A lot of that has to do with my constant fluctuation in weight, and when they were “new” they were bigger!

    2. Is that you as a kid…the blonde (it’s not JCH) with the like pageboy do???

    Yes, all the KID shots are my baby pictures!

    3. love, love, love the curly/wavy do!

    Thank you – me too! Im sporting that look today!

    4. I LOVE the shot near the end with you and Papa Sy….look on your face is….so heavenly!


    You rule.

  • That was incredible and if someone cannot take you exactly as you are because who you are is great then f*ckem!! They don’t deserve you anyway!

  • Great video, it really captures all of you from everything I have read over the years. I only wish I had a bunch of photos of ME looking so good! Even looking crappy you look great!

  • Meleah

    Cathy WMDA:
    I love you woman! Thank you.

    Aw. Thank you.
    I am thrilled to hear “it really captures all of you from everything I have read over the years.”
    That means I did a good job!

  • What a great video, Mereb!! Of course we all love you. What’s not to love!?! xoxo

  • I can’t stand that you look good with and without make-up. Hey you said you were stopping hating on you, doesn’t mean I have to πŸ˜‰ LOL

  • Meleah


    Don’t Hate!

  • just – wow

  • You are SO cute! Loved this video!

  • Meleah

    Aw. Thank you.

    I think YOU are SUPER cuteness.

  • yomomma

    I looove this new,updated version!! great job!

  • Cool video! You’ve got a great website here!

  • Meleah

    Aw. YAY.
    Thank you.

    I really love your site too.
    You have some Very FUNNY stuff.
    There is so much do to and see over there!

  • Yes, you are gorgeous! But, my favorite pictures are of you with your son. I can see your heart written all over your face! And, THAT is beautiful too.

  • Meleah

    Aw. Thank you!

  • SteveK

    Very well done!

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