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TOP 10 LIKES (in no particular order)
1. STEPPING ON LIT CIGARETTES
2. PLAYING CEE-LO
*the perfect way to score lunch money from your unassuming classmates that didn’t grow up in the hood
3. PEOPLE WATCHING
(they’re so similar in so many ways and they have no clue).
4. CHILDREN SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGES/ HAVING ACCENTS
(my kids will be forced to speak with a french accent…how cute is this little croissant)
5. CAMERAS (big and small)
(in the event that i carry a handbag, you will find at least 3 cameras and that’s all. i carry my wallet in my pocket…like a dude.
6. MAKING STUFF (drawing on sheets, making hummus or taking a picture)
*screened in 2003 on a piece of a cabinet wood that i found on the street. holla.
7. RACISM WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR
seriously. i like when people are indiscriminately racist. my dad is good at this…poking fun at all races and cultures, even himself. what fun is life when you take it too serious. maybe that’s the lazy west indian in me (pun intended).
8. “CRACKER STUFF” (what is deemed as “cracker” by my black friends, it’s pretty wide)
vegan food, engineer boots, wearing the same outfit 3x in a row, “white people music” (DEPECHE MODE, THE CURE, MEGADETH, THE SMITHS, etc) skateboarding culture, hardcore music, birkenstocks, reading DEEPAK CHOPRA, goth style, etc…
9. SLEEPING, NAPPING & DAY DREAMING
i could sleep for 10 hours or more, if given the chance. i’ve slept through earthquakes, classes and certain boring conversations. i have the attention span of a gnat and the metabolism of an infant.
10. HOT SAUCE
the hotter the better. i like it when food is so hot, my nose starts to run…only i don’t know if it’s snot or blood. haha, that sounds crazy. my dad makes the best hot sauce. eff those common hot sauces that are hot with no flavor or the ones with no heat and no flavor.
WHAT ARE SOME RANDOM THINGS THAT YOU LIKE? I WANT TO KNOW…
(coming up, “TOP 10 THINGS I DISLIKE”…)
(thanks to KABEER for the scan…)
here is a photo of me and one of the greatest friends i’ve ever had – LA’KEA WHITE. we lived down the block from each other in downtown Albany and she had attended my middle school, but was now in 9th grade at the time of this photo at Bishop Magin High School (my friends were always older than me). i remember that year…
it was the same year that i decided to stop wearing my CHARLOTTE HORNETS STARTER jacket and trade in my REEBOK classics for some PUMAS, a skateboard and a gas station attendant jacket with the name “RALPH” embroidered on the left side. i found it at SALVATION ARMY.
this only added fuel to the fire for the 4 MEAN GIRLS in my class to further harass me. leaving me threatening notes and mumbling comments like “she thank she cute”. actually, i didn’t…i had a unibrow, a face like a chipmunk and disliked my new “womanly” body (puberty is weird for any kid, but even more awkward for girls).
by the time 8th grade rolled around, i was the only misfit in my school. LA’KEA now in 10th grade, stuck by my side. when people asked her “why she trying to be white”, LA’KEA always defended me. when the girls at school became a nuisance, KEA made an unannounced visit with a slew of her homegirls from her sophomore class to put a little fear in their lives…and it worked.
and thanks to my sister for showing me the world of waxing and tweezing. i still haven’t gotten my fashion sense together, but i’m positive i never will.
maybe it’s because heels evoke SEX or maybe it’s because i can’t stand a KITTEN HEEL (i mean for me it’s all or nothing. go for 5 inches and not the measly 2)
either way, having a 5 year old in a kitten heel is so bizarre and not adorable to me. my mom would have beat the brakes off me if i seriously (and not jokingly) attempted to walk out the door in some pumps.
what do you all think?
i seriously dislike the cold dark days of winter.
*photo by VASHTIE.
i’ve been a night owl since i could remember. at 9 years old i could be caught awake at 1 am, re-arranging my bedroom and sketching faces of random saints (i wanted to be a nun in 2nd grade, true story).
my creativity seems to flow better and recently i’ve been discovering great oddities while burning the midnight oil, which is how i stumbled upon BET UNCUT about 6 years ago. while cruising TIME WARNER, i stopped on BET to find an amateur music video featuring a slew of underdressed strippers with haphazardly placed tattoos and strange wigs.
i was mesmerized. you know when something is so bad, it’s actually brilliant? (it’s similar to that notion that when something is so ugly, it’s actually beautiful). this was pre-youtube and i couldn’t share it with my friends unless they had a lucky moment of being up at 3am on a monday night to find this jewel.
(although, there was something special about being able to find things like that. the internet makes everything TOO easy).
anyways, thank goodness for YOUTUBE. now, i can share a couple of my favorites from BET UNCUT. (MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR MINORS)
*BLACK JESUS – “What That Thang Smell Like”
*”No Panties On The Dancefloor” (OSCAR and i found this one together years ago and it still makes us laugh today)
*MIGHTY CASEY – “White Girls” (ELLE put me on to this one. hahaha, “JULIE, BETH…girl i’m just playing i got a white moms”)
*BIZZY BONE feat. JOKER THE BAILBONDSMAN – “Uh Huh”
you guys have any BET UNCUT VIDEOS videos to share?
i first saw this as a kid and was blown away by everything i was picking up that this cartoon was laying down. i realize now it must have been a little creepy for kids, nonetheless…extremely fascinating and educational! if only all school subjects could have correlating animations.
i promise this will not be a waste of your time.
violence is never the answer, but this is merited and hilarious.
*thanks to HYUN for this one
yes. it’s a real fetish (i swear there’s a fetish for everything – PLUSHOPHILIA, NASOPHILIA, GERONTOPHILIA – whatever floats your boat).
i found a few images that i thought i would share on the topic of this craze! a lot of stories and art work were made about NAZI heroines that destroy other non-Aryan women…and by destroy, i mean “have sex with”.
*japanese girls in nazi gear…hmmm. i’m no ALEX TREBEK, but that don’t seem right.
yay for ELLE, who will be an “UNTIE” (again). can i PLEASE be an UNCLE…i mean, “UNTIE” to someone?! i have good references!
no effing way! PATRICK SWAYZE just passed away. after watching THE VMA’S last night and living through the deaths of the worlds greatest idols in 2009…i am really okay with the world ending in 2012. seriously.
i give up
*nobody puts baby in the corner”
NOTE:Â guys – i don’t really want the world to end, you know that. i’m just sarcastic and sensitive (not a good combination sometimes).