Jun 26, 2014

What I ♥ Today: Disco Jennifer

I feel stupid for not calling myself "Disco Jennifer" sooner....

....and for not demanding for people to address me as such in my presence....

....and for not being born sooner so I could have been Disco Jennifer and sung such a ambiguous song as "Do It For Me".

[Photo Source: Babes & Vinyl ]

Jun 23, 2014

Levity: What If Black People Said The Stuff White People Say?

Then it would sound a little something like this.

Buzzfeed cooked up this hillllarious visual that flips the script on racial microagressions and it's down-right brilliant. From hair touching to musical tastes, and other well-meaning but highly offensive actions, questions, and statements --- the gang is really all here and all spun around into a 180 of "now doesn't that sound just stupid?" giving me revenge life after growing up in "only Black kid in class" suburbia. This is a supreme learning tool if there ever was one on how to not give into stereotypes.

I really busted a gut over the hair and skin touching, and, yes, the meth question.

Jun 17, 2014

Hometown Glory: Thank You Spurs

Excuse my fangirling for a spell, but the San Antonio Spurs became the NBA Champs of 2014 last night, and well, goodness gracious, I got a lot of thank you notes to write to them...

Jun 5, 2014

Levity: 27 Going On 7

What would happen if you met your younger self? The comedy troupe Mister Sister Comedy found themselves in this position and the results were pretty cute, and a whole lotta awkward.

I know for a fact the former seven-year-old me would be pretty damn disappointed in the 27-year-old me. I wanted to be a veterinarian. I wanted to be a member of a singing girl group. I wanted to also be part-time detective, an ice skating champion with a corvette, a big ol' fancy mansion, and be married to Keanu Reeves AND create and print my own magazine AND publish all kinds of books AND have unlimited access to Disney World. Yeah, I was a dream greedy child, and as you can tell, I'm nowhere near those goals. Well, I did go to Disney World, and I am working on being a novelist...at least.

Also that little girl with the braids was so me at one point in life. I know my younger self would be pretty miffed to know that I stopped rocking braids, cut my hair, wear glasses and that I am STILL boyfriendless. And to top it, little seven-year-old mini-Jen would sound just like my mother. Scary.

Jun 4, 2014

What I ♥ Today: The Shimmer Slaying Of Rihanna

I'm not the biggest Rihanna fan, but I appreciate her candor and her style from time to time --- especially when she pulls out some serious Josephine Baker game like this. I'm just in total awe of her draping herself in Swarovski-diamonds for the CFDA Fashion Awards this past Monday, so much so, that I can't function anymore. She was receiving some kind of an fashion icon award or something, but nobody really cared about that because this shimmery Gatsby-esque scandal just put us all in headlights and made us forget how to speak and spell properly.