Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just Pick 3

Someone on Twitter asked. If you could have just 3 things in a mate what would they be?

My response: Honesty, Ambition and Good looks.


I shouldn't even have to put this disclaimer out there because this is MY blog, but here it is: Looks are important to me. I'd rather be single than with an ugly honest dude and that's the God honest truth. I'm at peace with my value system, so please don't start with me about this in the comments.

So... disclaimer out of the way what 3 things would you pick in a mate, if you only got to pick three? If you've already mated (lol) what are the three best things about your mate?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gratitude and Such

Today [read: the day I wrote this] I woke up and had a cup of earl grey tea and prayed. I rarely pray in the morning because I'm just not a morning person. I don't want to go to God all groggy like that. But today, I wasn't groggy. Something told me to pray and I was open to it.

While I prayed I was listening to God and do you know what I heard: Be grateful.

Not coincidentally, work is irking the ish outta me right now (nevermind yesterday's post, LOL!), so I'm going to write a gratitude list for everything I HATE about work. Showing gratitude for things I don't like is a technique I picked up and to strengthen me emotionally and I wanted to share with you all. Here goes:

9. I'm grateful for micromanagers because I'm human and sometimes I forget stuff. A micromanager ensures nothing slips through the cracks.

8. I'm grateful for people who I've encountered with illusions of grandeur. It keeps me humble.

7. I'm grateful for interns who sidestep their direct managers to ask me dumb questions. (I do not work with interns). It reminds me from whence I came and gives me an opportunity to teach and be thorough.

6. Today I am grateful for all of my team members who are quitting. They are leaving me with a heavier workload and yet another set of people to train, but that which does not kill me makes me stronger. Their departures also reminds me how good I am in my position. I'm stronger than the ret of the bunch and I will survive.

5. I am grateful for expense reports and my accounting team who starts to sweat me about getting them done no less than 48 hours after I return to the office from a trip. I'm grateful that I get reimbursed in a timely for trips and that I get to use my AmEx and not my personal funds. Some companies aren't so generous.

4. I am grateful for impossible deadlines. They are better than open deadlines.

3. I am grateful for people that I manage who don't follow directions. They are helping me to sharpen my communication and problem solving skills.

2. I am grateful for the back-breaking on-the-go, do-it-now pace of my job because as long as it's busy I have job security.

1. I am grateful that I have to work long hours to get everything that's assigned to me done because private eye works long hours too and if we can't talk to each other at least we both understand why.

What do you HATE about your job that you are grateful for today and why?

Monday, March 29, 2010

I Love My Job

I love my job today and here's why? I have the unique opportunity to share me with so many people. Now, don't confuse this with conceit people, it's a very humble thing that I'm saying. (I think)
  • Today someone told me: "I appreciate your guidance."
  • Yesterday someone said: "I'm sad you don't work on XYZ program, you would have been so much fun to work for"
  • About a month ago when someone quit they said: "I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with you."
  • And in the ultimate show of respect someone who I used to manage who no longer works here recommended me to be their manager at their new place of work. #WTDTA???
At my job, I have SO much responsibility and it doesn't matter that I've only been in the work force for a drop in the bucket (considering the fact that people in their 60s and 70s are still working). My job is a meritocracy. You bring talent, ideas, better processes (and most importantly cold hard cash in the form of clients) to the firm, you move up. Simple.

Moving up means you get to manage and T is the type of manager you want to have for four simple reasons.

1. I'm a coach, not a dictator. I treat people the way I want people to treat me. While my expectations are high, I don't expect people to be pyschic and I also don't expect people to know how to do stuff they haven't done before so I coach them through it.

2. I keep it capital R Real. What you see is what you get. If you don't cut the mustard, you'll know it. If you're phenomenal, you'll know it. Most importantly, I'll make suggestions for how you can improve BEFORE your review comes up, so you won't be blindsided. I'm also bluntly honest in reviews. Sugarcoating a piss poor performance isn't going to help either of us. (Plus they have processes in place to make sure my exact words don't get to the person being reviewed, but HR knows how I feel.)

3. I'm committed to making me better (at home, at work, with God, in relationships). When someone is more than just what they bring to the table at work, you can tell.

4. I work hard as hell. Nothing worst than a manager sweating you and you know he or she only does the bare minimum, never works late and/or is unqualifed for the position and unwilling to figure out what's what. People like working with me b/c they know I've been where they are and they see themselves making it to my level and beyond.

So all of that to say today [read: the day I wrote this], I love my job because the people who work with me, love me. That's simple enough, isn't it? (I also have today off I'm in LA! FTW!)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Countdown

It's exactly one month until my birthday. That is all.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sermon Notes: Bishop George Bloomer

Bishop George Bloomer visited my church last Sunday and oh, what a good time in the Lord it was.

Theme: "What Do You Want to Do with the Second Half of Your Life."
Scripture: Proverbs 27:1

He gave a very personal account about how he's been preaching on this topic for about 6 months at his church. He asked his wife what she thought about the sermon and she loved it. Then he posed the question to her: What Do You Want to Do with thge Second Half of Your Life? She said she didn't know, but she saw speaking engagements and books sales and a prosperous future in the second half of HIS life and went on to say she didn't know if she saw him in the second half of HER life.

Woah there!

He walked us through how he and his wife got through this trial and to me, the minor details are unimportant. What's important is that he mentioned we need not shout in church if we can't take the message back to our own homes (Talking about himself, he hadn't even discussed the message with his own wife).

For once, the topic of relationships came up and I wasn't in church with a married preacher telling me how I need to stop having sex. I swear, people get married and act like they forgot how they used to get down. Some of these Pastors saved it for marriage, but I'm going to say 83% of them did not. And I hate being the scapegoat and go-to topic feeling like I need to put my vagina on the altar every week. Oh boy, did I just digress?

Ok, so yeah, back to today's sermon. Marriages were healed at this service and I loved hearing about how marriage is not a cake walk. It's hard work. I SO appreciate his perspective on it.

Another funny tidbit is that he told us at the beginning of the sermon to stand up and turn around (literally do a 360) when we hear our confirmation. It was hilarious to see people get up and turn around at different points of the sermon like "I talk to much" or "I'm here because of God's grace and mercy." At one point during the sermon, he said "My wife came upstairs and said 'Do you want to eat' and I said 'Yeah'"

I don't even have to tell y'all that that's when I got up and did my 360. It was brunch time like a mug in that piece. LOL!

The service wrapped with a corporate prayer. More than half the congregation, myself included, went down. Then he asked us to sew a seed of $20 into our blessing. Now usually, I don 't do all that, but I felt God was talking through him and I thought about the amount of money I spend on clothes, liquor and cabs and I figured I can drop $20 into a blessing I just asked God for.

Yep, another great day in the house of the Lord.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lent Update #2

I'm at about 5 lbs since the start of Lent. I gained a pound back when I went to NYC and didn't workout at all. Either way, Goodbye winter weight!!! AND I now have all kinds of new motivation to get (and keep) my body right.

1. Lent
2. LA in days
3. Miami in May
4. Orlando in May (maybe)
5. Class reunion in August

So what's your motivation to exercise (besides being healthy, of course)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The bottom just fell out. Thanks for tuning in.

Hitting All The States

Ok, so work keeps taking me to the same places, so I'm going to have to make a concerted effort to go to all the states I haven't been to (18). Since writing this post I've only been to one state I hadn't been to before (New Jersey).

I think I'm going to do a Maine & Massachusetts this year. Then I'll make plans to go to two unconquered states a year until this list is depleted:

Alaska
Arkansas
Delaware
Idaho
Kansas
Maine
Massachussetts
Mississippi
Montana
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Vermont
Washington (state)
West Virginia
Wyoming

Anyone want to be my travel buddy? :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I LOVE TO SHOP

Boy do I love to shop. [The day I wrote this post] Your girl just got in the house from a Saturday shopping excursion. I hit Borrow a Dress Couture, Nevermind, Fashion Tomato, Pink Frog, Pink Frog Shoes, Belmont Army, Marshall's, Buffalo Exchange, Akira on Diversey AND on Clark/Fullerton.

What's crazy is that yesterday thummyb & I already hit H&M, Zara, Forever 21 AND Nordstrom. What can I say... I'm not a fan of settling for something that's just good enough. It has to be perfect for me. #message

Damage done=4 dresses + 1 shirt + 1 vest for the grand total of $167.50. By any standard whatsoever I CAME UP!!!

This shopping excursion brought to you by: last weekend when I was ripping through my closet and almost didn't go out because I didn't have anything to wear. I wore a *insert client name here* shirt and a miniskirt. Folks thought I was trying to be fresh with the shirt. I was not. I literally didn't have anything else to wear.

Seriously, I hustle at work EVERYday, I should have fly clothes to wear. LOL!

Antithesis suggested I do a video blog cuz I was hitting her up on bbm excited about all these sales. I WAS going to, then I remembered I don't like having my face on this here blog. However, I promise to post pics of my new digs as I wear them (and get tagged in Facebook).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Today I Cried

Today I cried because your situation is overwhelming. Today I cried because though I'm not tired of praying for you, I'm tired of telling you that you will make it and that God is hearing your prayers and to focus on a healthy future, when you're sitting in a hospital bed going through so much pain.

Today I cried because I've allowed myself to become emotionally involved in the wellbeing and positive outcome of an eFriend, someone I've never physically met, but whom I care about deeply.

Today I cried because when I went up for prayer at church I had to tell the prayer warrior that you are battling three cancers with no pain meds and it occurred to me that I have been praying for you week after week with minimal positive news and every week something else negative.

Today I cried because the prayer warrior who prayed with me for you today, like every other prayer warrior who prays for you thanked God for what he has already done. Thanked God in advance for seeing you through your situation, out to the other side.

Today I cried because in this post, you said it was ok to tell you how I was feeling about your disease, your affliction and today I realize I'd been holding it all in because I felt like I was being silly since I've never physically met you.

Today I cried because God is using your situation to strengthen my faith and your faith and the faith of your family and that of people who won't ever tell you so.

Today I cried because I know the awesome, awesome power of the Lord and I was overwhelmed with the task and reward that he must have for you after putting you through so much so pain.

Today I cried because I'm alive and I'm human and despite all of the things that make us physically different, you are alive and human too.

Today, I just cried.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Spring!!!!

Tomorrow (Saturday, March 20th) is the first day of spring and the official end of Tea's Spread the Warmth Challenge.

As a reminder all you have to do is respond here OR e-mail me (teaandsuch@gmail.com) to tell me how you've helped the homeless this winter. I'll pick my favorite response and give the winner a $100 gift card to a store I think they'll appreciate.

I've gotten 3 responses so far and I know my readers are MUCH more generous than that, so I'll leave this open until Friday of next week OR until I get 10 entries, whichever comes first.

Best wishes to you. No go forth and be nice to homeless people!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Paying Bills

It just occurred to me that I'm weird when it comes to paying bills. I don't pay them when they're due or past due, I pay them when I get paid.

I mean the same day I get paid. I wake up an hour early on pay day and pay all my bills. It just occurred to me that people don't pay bills with the vigor that I don't. But let's be for real, most people don't do ANYTHING with the vigor that I do.

I just feel SO blessed to be able to pay my bills right away, so I do. Also, money burns a hole in my pocket, so I have to pay bills upfront, lest I trick of money on hoodrat things with my friends.

So question of the day: How do you pay your bills? Right when you get paid? Do you wait until the last possible day to pay to keep the money in your account? Are you having hardships and paying every other month? I'm really curious.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

#BestFeeling

Yes, Twitter is taking over the world because I'm using hashtags in my blog posts. The fact that I'm even calling the pound or number sign a hashtag FURTHER lets me know Twitter is taking over. Womp.

10. When someone you respect as a manager gives you kudos.
9. Knowing that your parents are proud of you (and that they brag on you at every opportunity, though it's embarrassing at times).
8. Knowing that your friends have your back.
7. When he says he can't wait for you to get off work and call him back.
6. Leaving work on-time (Not that it has anything to do with #7...)
5. Coming home after a long trip. No matter where it was or how wonderful, home always feels good to me.
4. Knocking everything off my to-do list. It happens from time to time.
3. Knowing that if I get sick I have healthcare to take care of me (that's mad political, but so what)
2. When you're on a plane and no one can call you, getting that good sleep!
1. When you're out of the country and you didn't buy the international service... so your phone doesn't work... so you can't worry about home. Outta sight. Outta mind.

So what are some of your #bestfeelings?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lent Update

Ok, so like 2 days into Lent I completely failed and ate a sandwich on Focaccia bread. It was during a team meeting and when I see free food, I just eat it. I was on the last bite, like oh boy, that was bread wasn't it? I felt absolutely horrible about it, but I came up with a bit of a compromise.

Someone told me that you can have the things you're giving up on Lent on Sundays (probably from a specific time to another specific time). I was going to look it up and indulge in some sammiches on Sundays after church, but I decided since I made a mistake already that I'm going to go hard these next days until Easter.

Jesus sacrificed his life and was here without fault, so my faulty behind can sacrifice some bread.

The first 10 days or so, I lost 2.5 lbs from just the diet changes. So far, adding exercise, I've lost 6lbs. I wanted to tone, but the weight loss is unintentional. I'm not mad at it though. I see my 90s body trying to come back. I also see myself acting a plum fool with nothing but a sportsbra & leggings on at the gym if I even see the cusp of an ab.

What are you giving up (if anything) for Lent? How's it going?

Friday, March 12, 2010

It's my blog-iversary

Well, actually it was 10 days ago on March 2nd, but I was busy. So we're gonna celebrate now. WOO HOO! I'm 3 today. I'm eating solid foods and whatnot. HEY!

Anywho, here are Tea's Top 10 most-commented on posts for the new readers. Read and enjoy.

10. Welcome to the Party
9. Do You See What I See - Wedding Edition
8. Improvise
7. DC/Chicago Gun Ban
6. All My Fritos Lays
5. Slept with a big girl
4. 5 Quick Things Big Mike Thinks You should Know
3. Chilvalry, What's That
2. Male First Date Mistakes
1. Unanswered questions to myself

6 of these posts are these are the same top 10 as last year. With everyone so busy, I don't know that I'll ever write another post that'll get 21 comments, but if I did, what do you think it'd be on? My vote is for relationships. People LOVE to converse about those.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Avatar: The Bad & The Ugly

Speaking of Avatars, what do you think of my new one in the banner of this blog. OMG, I love her. She's fierce and if you replace the gun with a blackberry, she's how I feel everyday. Embarking on missions, powerful, ready to take over the world (with my luggage in tow).

Ok, on to the topic at hand. Make sure to read yesterday's post about the good stuff.

Here's are Tea's Top 10 things (read: 8) that are wrong with Avatar

8. Why couldn't the bad guys have any depth. I mean how do you spend 10 years on a movie and not develop characters.

7. It's was phony as hell to have the Avatar people have the princess show this new dude (Jake Sully) their "ways." In real life the father would have told the daughter that the sign she saw from Eywa was her misinterpreting the spirit and they would have killed dude.

6. The Avatar princess tried to front like she didn't like Jake Sully, but she was hot in the tail for him since day one. Otherwise she would not have saved him from those panther looking things. #CmonSon

5. How in the hell did the Avatar people trust Jake Sully after he a) told them he knew the demolitian trucks were coming and b) he was basically responsible for killing their big tree AND their leader and c) his ass goes in and out of consciousness at the drop of a dime. That would never happen. They would have had his ass for dinner. Especially given that they were such a spiritual people, they would have put their trust in their spirit not some American spy. This is a MAJOR FAIL of the movie.

4. Their leader died, but then they put Sigourney Weaver's character (Dr. Jane Augustine) on the "altar" of their deity tree. Why wouldn't they put their leader on that tree to try to restore his life? Wouldn't he have had the direct connect to their god? Wouldn't he have had more answers that some foreign dude?

3. How in the hell did all those naked blue bodies get past the FCC?

2. This is not a qualm with the movie, but when Jake Sully and the princess got busy I was like "oh no are we gonna see Avatar sex" then my girl was like "are they going to put their tails together?" AHAHAHHAAHAHAH

1. Ok, this is my biggest qualm with this movie which is an overglorified Pocahontas (please don't try to tell me it wasn't). Why do people in power and/or in the majority always think that everyone else wants to be like them. I blame James Cameron and white people everywhere for promoting this disgusting and twisted line of thinking. (no offense to my write readers)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Not JUST statistics



Chelsee. Naomi. Camille. Samantha.

Those are the names of my little cousin and three nieces. Statistically, as young black women, they are at a higher risk for contracting HIV or AIDS. Statistically, they do not have fathers in the house. Statistically, they are not loved and do not love themselves. Statistically, they will look for love in all the wrong places with or without a condom.

I am a statistic. They are statistics. Bill & Melinda Gates are statistics. President and Mrs. Obama are statistics. We are ALL statistics, but Thank God we are not JUST statistics.

We are names and faces and feelings and emotions and skin and bodies and real-life sexual desires. We are happy, we are joyous, we are hurt, we are broken, we are whole, we are full, we are empty, we are HUMAN.

We have the ability to influence outcomes, we have the critical thinking it takes to make informed decisions and in 2010 we have the information we need to apply to give us the power. Most, importantly, we have the love of God to guide and protect us.

This March 10, 2010 on National Women's and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I don't want to JUST share a bunch of statistics, because while important and jarring and true and necessary, We are not JUST statistics. Our brother and sisters afflicted by the disease are not JUST statistics. And like any other disease when one person has it the entire family is affected.

I want to share that we -armed with information and love - are powerful beyond measure. Us and a damn condom. So while my mom 'nem will be sending the girls college gift packages with tuna, candy and ramen wrapped in pretty bows, Auntie T will be sending condoms and stacks upon stacks of information about how to wrap a man in latex. Because Chelsee, Naomi, Camille and Samantha are real girls, soon-to-be women and I won't allow anyone to ever talk about them like they're numbers on a page. They matter. I matter. You matter.

Wrap it up folks!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Avatar: The Good

I finally went to see Avatar. I wasn't as impressed with the reviews as everyone else seemed to be. I'm also a much more sensual person than visual, so even if the graphics were as sick as everyone claimed I didn't think it would really do anything for me.

My verdict is: I thought the movie was really good. The graphics were even sicker than I thought. I was visually stimulated much more than I expected. I definitely wanted to have sex when I left out of there.

Additionally, the message that the Earth is precious resonated SO well with me (you're reading the blog of the only Black girl to be an active menber of "Earth Doctors" in college. Oh yes, T is a tree hugger).

Also, some of the animals were beyond my wildest imagination. I'm would love to hear the animators talk about how they came up with some of the concepts. I want to know where they pulled their inspiration from.

But... because I'm not into Hollywood sweetheart movies I have to give my honest opinion of EVERYTHING else about the story line and since this is getting long, I'll give it in a Tea's Top 10 tomorrow.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Apologizing for Heartbreak??? #WTDTA

Ok, so I was reading Until I Get Married and Jozen is talmbout he's never heard a woman apologize for breaking his heart.

I have to give this whole concept a super sideeye. I pretty much said my peace on Twitter, but just wanted to post it here too.

Point 1: I think heartbreak is a side effect like a hangover. If you happen to be heartbroken because of something that happened between us, I'm not going to call you and say sorry you're heartbroken or sorry I broke your heart (FYI: that's two different type of apologies).

Have you ever been out for your birthday and drunk and had the hangover of a lifetime the next day. Do your friends call you and say I'm sorry you have a hangover? No, because there were two people involved. 1) your friend who bought the drink and 2) you who made the decision as an ADULT to drink the drink.

The hangover is a consequence of both of your actions (Your friend buying the drink AND you drinking the drink). No apologies necessary there.

Point 2: If I broke your heart, I'm almost certain that you won't talk to me after it. How in the hell am I supposed to know "I" broke your heart? How are you even certain that I'm the one who broke it in the first place? Maybe it was broken whene we started dealing with each other and I just didn't have what it took to mend it. Maybe anytime anyone departs from you for WHATEVER reason it results in a broken heart. How in thee hell is that something that I should apologize for?

Point 3: My boy pointed out that a negative action (infidelity comes to mind first) could be responsible for heartbreak. T is all about people apologizing for wrong actions, but apologizing for the results of those actions is not gonna happen. A broken heart is a personal problem. I can't fix it and I'm not going to apologize for it.

PLUS, if i did something ALL THE WAY WRONG is the apology going to negate the action. Is the apology going to make us get back together? Is the apology going to mend your broken heart. When dealing with me, I'd say no, no and no.

So, what y'all think?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Around The Blogosphere: Oscars

Ok, I'm not a celebrity blogger, just someone with an opinion. So here are my best and worst dressed and I've linked all the celeb blog pages.



Best 6 (in random order)

Miley Cyrus

Sandra Bullock

Faith Hill

Rachel McAdams

Cameron Diaz

Elizabeth Banks



Worst 3

Charlize Theron

Zoe Saldana

Queen Latifah

Friday, March 5, 2010

So... um... yeah...

Long disclaimer on the unacceptable cakery to follow: One of my favorite mantras is "To get something you never had, you have to do something you've never done."

So... I'm trying to be more upfront about how happy he's making me. Not because it's anyone's business, but because I haven't done anything like that before AND because my happiness doesn't have to be a secret (especially to people who are taking time out to read my blog). But it usually IS a secret because I can be pessimistic and very guarded, not wanting anyone to pay attention if & when the bottom falls out. (I mean, to date, the bottom has always fallen out).

Well, I interrupt my realism/pessimism to tell you that my thug is on the floor. And in my new spirit of caking this song's on my mind because the person responsible for placing my thug on the floor is JUST like me. (Let's hope he keeps it there).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lookie, Lookie

Look what I got?



Sarah @ http://www.jewelryartdesigns.com/ graciously allowed me to sample any product in her store and offer my "honest thoughts (the good, bad and the ugly)." The task at hand was right up alley because 1) I love free stuff and 2)I'm um... opinionated.

I have to honestly say: I really liked the store. It included a lot of high-end looking pieces, but for prices T can afford. YES! The ring I picked fits so nicely (no twirling around on my finger and whatnot) and it has just enough bling so that it's not gaudy.

The checkout was a snap and though my single behind would rather not see promise rings as a WHOLE category, I'm sure many soon-to-be wed divas will really enjoy that section.

One other note, I prefer fashion and jewerly simple and classic, so there were a bunch of things in the store that I would just never buy. But artists have to have items for everyone and for those of you that are more trendy & avante garde check out all the funky shaped earrings. I'm sure you'll find something you like.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lent and Such

Have I told you all I was doing Lent? I'm a Baptist Christian and currently go to an Apostolic Church and no church I've ever gone to has recognized or encouraged it, so it's been a nonissue. Now thanks to Twitter I know what everyone else is doing for Lent and I figured how could it possibly be bad to get closer to God through a fasting period? It can't.

I gave up bread and baked goods. Since I'm the next best thing to Superwoman, I'm multitasking for Lent and taking this opportunity to do something that's good for my body that I would not usually be disciplined enough to stick to. We have a Miami trip coming up in May and the last time I did a no-carb diet for MIA my stomach RIGHT!!! Like high-school cheerleader right, but the diet was completely and utterly ridiculous, so I promised myself I wouldn't do anything that strenuous again.

With the bread and baked goods, I can still eat carbs (which are necessary for energy) and I still get to each sugar in desserts like pudding, ice cream, yogurt or even coffee. Sugarless coffee: triple ICK!

But I am giving up some of my favorite things: toast, flaky biscuits, PB&J sandwiches, cake, cupcakes, brownies, donuts, cookies and last but certainly not least BLUEBERRY MUFFINS.

Jesus, take the wheel. (I'll keep you all posted on progress).

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I'm Embarassed to admit

I stole this concept from Kay who stole it from someone else. (ah, I love bloggers!)

I'm embarassed to admit:

1. I'm not as sick with the skillet as I am with the oven or the crock pot. I rarely cook bacon, fried chicken or steak, so I don't always get them right when I do cook them. These are man-foods. I'd prefer a baked catfish, chicken breast or tilapia filet at home and leave the fried and grilled foods to someone else. Perhaps I shall start seeking out vegetarians to take this perfecting man-food pressure off myself.

2. I had no interest whatsoever in watching the Olympics. I feel like as an adult I should be more interested in cultural things, but the 25-second highlights on the morning news did me just fine.

3. I'm just as comfortable dancing scantily-clad on tables or bars as I am shouting and praising God fully clothed in church. I wish I preferred one over the other. I don't.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ooh, you wrong!

That's what I think people are going to say after reading this post.


Disclaimer: Everything I'm about to say is inappropriate. I'm not going to apologize for it.

1. Is it just me or are married women much more comfortable with their belly fat than the rest of us? I mean I know some married women with guts that wouldn't know what an empire waist was if it punched them in the face. SMDH

2. People who are mixed with black and white (or black & anything else) and identify with their white side (or the other side, whatever it is) should not be allowed to say the n-word in front on black people. It confuses me and makes me uncomfortable. I think they should be restrained to saying half the word i.e. "my nig," so that is no confusion about the context in which they're using it.

3. Everytime I'm at the dentist's office and she's telling me about the inner workings of my mouth I want to say to her in my best Michael Scott voice "That's What He Said." LMAO!

4. It just occured to me that sex has been used as a tool of oppression for women in every culture including American culture since the beginning of time and it's still happening in 2010. I'm making it my business to fight oppression!!!