What Are You Going To Do With Your Extra 24 Hours?...
I’ve been battling this boneless monster called depression the last few weeks. I usually manage and live with it much “better” but lately, it’s been like fist against my throat. I allow myself every morning so I know I’m fine; it’s just those moments when I wonder if I even deserve morning that are difficult but I find a way to breathe despite the tightness....
Because I'm Dope As F***!
Getting ready for his nightly shower.
Me: Dude, why do you ALWAYS have glitter on your head?
Boogie: Because I'm awesome.
Boogie: Wait! What did you ask me?
Me: Why do you always have glitter on your head?
Boogie: Oh yeah. It's because I'm awesome.
songsandasexlifelessordinary asked: Do you write every day?
Repost: Free Write For Amy Winehouse
August 9, 2011 09AUG Wasn’t happy with the poem I was writing for Amy before. It was just pedantic and trite. It was being forced out and not coming how I wanted. I decided to do a free write. I’ve had this Zora Neale Hurston quote in my head for weeks and Amy on my heart for weeks. I used that to guide me a bit and organize the scattered thoughts. I set a timer for 10 minutes, put Amy on...
Steen's Tumblr: Jaheim Likes To Crash Celebrity... →
steenfox: I logged onto Twitter briefly yesterday just in time to see this photo of Jaheim being tweeted on my TL: I know. I was just as confused as the dude in the white Kangol on the right was. Why is Jaheim dressed like The Joker? Is he looking towards the heavens for the answer to some profound… Wow. I don’t even know what to say about this.
Anonymous asked: Being bipolar with PMS makes me want to die.
inmyhead16 asked: I agree with you and I could have went on but my mind is all over the place. I'm just over the celebrity worship.
Anonymous asked: Hey! In the past 6 months or so I have been a mess. I have come to the terms that I am depressed and have anxiety. I'm in college and I'm basically failing right now. I'm trying my best to do better this semester but things are not going good. I told my family about my depression and anxiety and it was basically no point. I told a few friends about my anxiety and it was still no...
tilt!: thehuskybro: inmyhead16: i’m trying to... →
thehuskybro: inmyhead16: i’m trying to understand when and why we put celebrities on a pedestal? they have one job, to entertain us. that’s it. but somewhere over the years we’ve wanted them to save the world and be role models for our children. why? i understand they have the… I appreciate the sentiment of this but it’s a bit simplistic. Ideally, entertainers would not need...
fuckyeahasianmen replied to your chat: This kid is 40 Years Old Where did this boy come from? I CANNOT with Boogie, lmao He’s nothing short of amazeballs! Apparently, the kid he had the play date with today was showing him what his mom got him for Valentine’s Day. Boogie is on some, “I didn’t even know that was a thing!” He just asked my dad, “Am I supposed to...
This kid is 40 Years Old
Boogie: I love you, mommy.
Me: I love you too, baby.
Boogie: Really? Because you didn't get me a valentine.
Boogie: I gave you three...
Boogie: And candy...
Boogie: And a picture...
Me: Uh... I gave you life.
Boogie: *grabs my face* And then you break my heart.
You know it's serious when I post my private email...
Anonymous asked: Counseling services, but they had to cancel them. I didn’t schedule a new appointment because at that time I felt like I was getting better. But today out of nowhere I just felt so much guilt and sadness I came to tears. As I’m writing this I feel so much pain. A pain that I’m so tired of dealing with and I just don’t know what to do. You are the only person I feel that can...
leaveyouapen: The best writers have no artistry, they’re simply raw nerve. It’s the little things that happened in their past that makes them so pure. Their truths are their very lies and the scars of innocence are the stories they tell. It’s that type of bullshit that lets them in so deep into your hearts. After that they’re free to rape your imagination. Wait… what?
Without Permission (I Want To Kiss You)
i want to kiss you shadow you jawline against touch longing kiss you scent of musk salt water and sea foam clean kiss you near god amongst strangers dare either to stop me keep me want to kiss you bitter tired of waiting wondering empty want to kiss you steady as forever small as favor kiss you curve where shoulder meets neck silk of throat rough of chin elbow wrists...
RIP Whitney Houston
I have a series of poems about famous women who have “broken” in the public eye. The first poem was for Britney Spears, then Phyllis Hyman and the last was for Lauryn Hill. The third poem, was more of a triumphant trumpet for Whitney Houston, woman who came back from broken. I remember being in tears watching her on Good Morning America. She didn’t sound the same. She...
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives...– Brene Brown
I don’t think it’s a virtue or an accomplishment to hide or deny your pain so...– #186: The lie of “strength.” « CaptainAwkward.com (via notemily) Love this.
Sometimes we expect more from others, because we’d be willing to do much more...– Unknown (via sharvondaphotog) Definitely needed to read this this morning.
I was so excited to read Diamond Life by @aliyasking that I turned off all the lights and hopped into bed. Then, I picked up the book and stared at it wondering why the pages weren’t lit up so I could read them. I’m ashamed to admit to you just how long I stared into the dark trying to figure out who broke the book… This is what happens when you haven’t picked up a...
reroutedreams asked: 42.
48, 58, 73 — thisisshe 48. Hells yeah I do. I’m fucking amazing when I sing in the shower. I have no idea what voo doo keeps me unable to sing outside of the shower but I’m fucking awesome in the shower. like I should win shit for this. 58. Always. I have De ja vu so often, I have to wonder if I had a bad memory in my past lives as well. 73. Happy tears are just as annoying, if...
mandishga asked: I always want to say something to you but can never put all of the words together in a way that truly represents how you make me feel. I write letters to you often. You may never see one but you keep me writing and I want to thank you for just being you.
Questions not usually asked:
1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
5: Do you like to use post-it notes?
6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
8: Do you have freckles?
9: Do you always smile for pictures?
10: What is your biggest pet peeve?
11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
12: Have you ever peed in the woods?
13: What about pooped in the woods?
14: Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
15: Do you chew your pens and pencils?
16: How many people have you slept with this week?
17: What size is your bed?
18: What is your Song of the week?
19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
20: Do you still watch cartoons?
21: Whats your least favorite movie?
22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
23: What do you drink with dinner?
24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
25: What is your favorite food?
26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
27: Last person you kissed/kissed you?
28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
31: Can you change the oil on a car?
32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
33: Ever ran out of gas?
34: Favorite kind of sandwich?
35: Best thing to eat for breakfast?
36: What is your usual bedtime?
37: Are you lazy?
38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
39: What is your Chinese astrological sign?
40: How many languages can you speak?
41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
42: Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
43: Are you stubborn?
44: Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
45: Ever watch soap operas?
46: Are you afraid of heights?
47: Do you sing in the car?
48: Do you sing in the shower?
49: Do you dance in the car?
50: Ever used a gun?
51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
52: Do you think musicals are cheesy?
53: Is Christmas stressful?
54: Ever eat a pierogi?
55: Favorite type of fruit pie?
56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
57: Do you believe in ghosts?
58: Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
59: Take a vitamin daily?
60: Wear slippers?
61: Wear a bath robe?
62: What do you wear to bed?
63: First concert?
64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
65: Nike or Adidas?
66: Cheetos Or Fritos?
67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
69: Ever take dance lessons?
70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
71: Can you curl your tongue?
72: Ever won a spelling bee?
73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
74: Own any record albums?
75: Own a record player?
76: Regularly burn incense?
77: Ever been in love?
78: Who would you like to see in concert?
79: What was the last concert you saw?
80: Hot tea or cold tea?
81: Tea or coffee?
82: Sugar or snickerdoodles?
83: Can you swim well?
84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
85: Are you patient?
86: DJ or band, at a wedding?
87: Ever won a contest?
88: Ever have plastic surgery?
89: Which are better black or green olives?
90: Can you knit or crochet?
91: Best room for a fireplace?
92: Do you want to get married?
93: If married, how long have you been married?
94: Who was your HS crush?
95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
96: Do you have kids?
97: Do you want kids?
98: Whats your favorite color?
99: Do you miss anyone right now?
This child better not be trying to develop a PG accent. You better only pronounce the available syllables in milk and “backpack” does not have an ‘e’ in it! You better reconsider that word too. Roscoe Lee Brown didn’t ingest all of Shakespeare’s Collected Works for you to start saying “beckpeck”. I’LL NOT HAVE IT! -Clair Olivia...
That man is a boil on the butt of humanity.– Ouiser Boudreaux as played by Shirley McClain in Steel Magnolias One of the best plays turned movie in the history of foreverdom.
escreveelianaescreve replied to your post: I have a lot of unpopular music opinions. I… ahaha.. really? I’m sorry but that sounds so pathetic, it’s all about respect, you don’t like it, he likes it, just respect each other’s opinions and move on. A lot of people get stuck, can’t stand to disagree.. Well, guess what? We’re all different! Yeah. notice how I didn’t call him a friend....
fuckyeahasianmen replied to your post: I have a lot of unpopular music opinions. I… Girl, reggae is noisy to me, too. I can’t get with it. I’d like to, because to lots of people it makes me look & sound jerkish to say I don’t like reggae, but I’ve tried & I just can’t. Pan Africanism all day, but that ain’t MY culture, sorry Basically! Again, not judging those who like it....
lindeasylovin said: Some people listen to whatever type of music they’re into for either religious reasons or for the fact that it has bearing on their lives, so be careful whose music you crtisize, there are crazy people out there… That’s ridiculous. If that was the case, you couldn’t criticize or have a differing opinion about anything. If I say that I don’t like...
I have a lot of unpopular music opinions. I actually had someone stop speaking to me because I told him that I didn’t like reggae. It was that serious for him. *shrugs*
fuckyeahasianmen replied to your post: whateverson replied to your post: M.I.A… Have you… I can’t name ONE Jason Derulo song, but in my head, I can see the images from one sad video of his whenever I read his name on the internet. WHY does that boy exist? I don’t understand!! He is Joker to my Batman. I for real want to fight this dude. I have no idea why but his face makes me want to punch...
whateverson replied to your post: M.I.A… Have you seen Bad Girls? It’s made a believer out of many. But if you have seen it, then I can give you nothing better, and will not try to talk you outta your opinion. :Dyoutu.be/3Yuqxl2… I have. That’s actually what sparked the post. It just sounds noisy to me. I know people love her and it’s not like LMFAO or Jason Derulo where I think...
I just don’t get it.
Allow Yourself Morning
I was kind of quoted in the Chicago Tribune. If you knew the kind of “time” I’ve been having the last few weeks/months/years, you’d understand why the traffic of The Root article and now this Tribune quote means a lot more than it probably should. No matter how much we like to think that what others think doesn’t matter, it’s just not true. I’ve never...
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ramblingsofanurbanjawn: Hmmmm……I remember this post VERY clearly. What I remember most though, is the post being expressly anti-female. That was my issue with it (and I can’t speak for Bassey, but it seemed to be her issue as well). There is nothing wrong (in my opinion) with being one of the guys. With being a tomboy. With being close with men. I am all those things. My problem with the...
That awkward moment...
when you’re scared to listen to a song that EVERYONE you know is raving about because it might have a coded reference to you that you’d rather never know about. Allegedly.
The following was a comment left on my article at...
shesonone4real Stop trying to send us to whites for help! We know that they care less about our state of mind. If they cared they would vote to end the oppression instead of changing the color of it and selling it as a new “legislation”. Most psychiatrists/psychologists are white or were taught by whites. History has taught us that to this branch of medicine or any branch of...
Anonymous asked: Bassey, you are awesome. You are one of the most effortlessly funny and brilliant people I've ever come across on the Internet. It's such a shame that you unfairly get the most dumbasses to respond to your commentary and articles. I just want you to know that there are people who really appreciate all that you do to spread awareness of mental health issues. You are truly a gem.