The Other Woman trailer (comedy with Nicki Minaj, Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton)
childish gambino freestyle to poundcake on sway in the morning.
great wordplay. often slept on but he actually makes good music.
Snakes are Vampires
- *the bug playing with a stuffed snake*
- older cousin: you aren't afraid of snakes, bug?
- the bug: no.
- older cousin: they don't scare you?
- the bug: no. this snake not a vampire so it's not scary.
- older cousin: vampire?
- the bug: this snake don't have teeth, like vampires so I'm not scared. it only has a tongue.
- older cousin: oh! you mean fangs!
- the bug: teeth, cousin. teeth.
- older cousin: ok, bug. you got it.
Yoncé’ on Her Knees
by dream hamptonThe politics of pleasure as a public performance, delivered in the middle of the night, by a complete boss. Beyoncé’s presentation of the erotic is evidence of her lived experience of a sexual trust and intimate safety that is the true…
my last tweet, then I see this. perfect.
Where did we get this impressive notion that we deserve anything? … When did we start thinking that our mere existence on this earth entitled us to all of these benefits? What did we do to deserve these blessings? It seems like this attitude is showing up everywhere. … Don’t you have to do something to be able to claim that you deserve something? Isn’t a pay check only given if you work? … The idea that we are entitled, that we deserve what we get, that we deserve even more than what we have already, has a horrible impact on our ability to be grateful and thankful for what we have been given. … All we can do is say a thank you, to be humbled by the immense blessings we have been given, that we did not earn, and to enjoy what we have without the constant unpleasantness of thinking that we have been cheated or denied something we were supposed to be given. Just because we are alive does not mean we deserve anything. Lots of people in this country have been blessed by gifts, by opportunities, by help from others, by luck, by circumstances, and by timing. There is little place for this “deserve” attitude, and a much large place for “thank you, thank you, thank you.”
What Do We “Deserve”? by Richard Brand (Huffington Post)
Mrs. Carter Explains Each Song on ‘Beyonce’
I need to remember these sometimes.
IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT
good parenting reminders…
I’m moving to Maryland on the 27th and people continue to ask if I’m still leaving Atlanta. It is very annoying. I’m fully aware of why they’re asking; what looks like a snap decision is actually something I’ve been contemplating for 3 years. I don’t share everything with everyone, my close friends included. While some people mean well in their questioning and sincerely don’t want to see me leave, I’m observant enough to know there are also those who doubt what I say because they have a tendency to doubt themselves and their own decisions.
I don’t waste money, for one. My ticket was purchased two months ago. My mind was made up to leave 6 months ago. Granted, I wasn’t going to Maryland at first but there was never a doubt in my mind that I was scooting up out of here.
My time here has been great but it’s long overdue for a relocation. I’ve been here 12 years…seen a lot and done even more. Met some truly great people and loved more than two handfuls of awesome spirits.
My dreams and goals are taking me elsewhere and nothing about that makes me sad, regretful or willing to change my plans.
This is life happening and I’m excited about the next chapter.
the saying “let me be great” often gets misinterpreted as someone asking permission, when it’s more similar to “stop hating” than anything else. anyone who feels in their heart and knows in their mind, their true worth, doesn’t need anyone to vouch for their awesomeness. however, there are still tons of people who need someone to pump them up to believe a hype they aren’t certain of themselves.
please stop getting the two confused.