Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Freestyles

I haven't posted all week. I can't let the weekend come without a post. NO.

Look what someone brought to the Sharbucks coffee spot at work:

Mint chocolate Kit-Kats.


And I only say that because I don't mint and chocolate together. Mint chocolate ice cream, mint chocolate cookies, none of that. Yuck.

But I guess some people like it.

I had to try one, just to say I tried one.

You should've seen the look on my face.

More power to those who like them.

If you like mint and chocolate together, go get some...

On purpose...

And have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ten Tuesday Thoughts

1. Today is national Pi Day! That makes the geek in me happy, seeing a mathematical symbol having
its own day.

2. I only know "pi" as 3.14.  There are people who can probably recite pi out past 100 decimal places. I can't do that.  I guess  I am not that geeky.

3. One of my workplace friends told me that they got a new job and they would be leaving. I burst into tears. Sigh.

4. I hate when people I like leave. I wonder why the workplace sociopaths who wreak workplace havoc are still around. Looks like they are always around. Sigh.

5. Favorite thing I've heard this week that I need to use in a story somehow.

"You brought a shoestring to a pair of jeans when you really needed a belt."

Something like that. I find it highly intriguing and visual.

6.  My favorite spot as of late:

It's a Vietnamese restaurant  (I think). And it be PACKED like a club, elbow to elbow, butt-to-butt. It is soooo good. I was telling LadyTee about it. Our phone conversation was... interesting.

"I got a new spot I'm hitting up!" I hollered.
 "What's that, girl?"
"Pho La. Pho Da La. Pho Dai Lai. Something like that. I don't know. Out in Forest Park, Jonesboro, over that way. It's a Vietnamese spot. Something like that. Not sure. All I know is that's the SPOT!"
*ladytee looking up new place* 
"Yeah, I see it," she said. She scrolled through the pictures."This sho looks good."
"Don't be running up in there trying to pronounce the food on the menu. Everything is numbered so just say 'I want that #23 and the #4.'  Keep it simple."
"I'ma try that the next time we are over that way."
"You should. Be careful, because it be crowded like a club or a Wal-Mart on a Saturday. Every night!"

I have been there, like, three times this month. Sheesh.

It's just that awesome. I can get three meals off of one order of Pho or Bun Bi.  Great food 10 minutes from my house.

And it makes me want to go read an article on Vietnamese food so I can know what's going on.

(And excuse my ebonics. That is how we talk when we are not around white folks.). 

7. My favorite song as of late: "Stop, Look, and You Have Found Love" by The Delfonics.

I am not sure what was going on at the 3:00 minute mark. I usually like when the beat changes up in a song, but not here. This change-up sounds like some freestyle gone wrong

8. That song was one of the songs in the Luke Cage series. If you haven't seen it on Netflix, check it out.

9. It is cold as all get out in my beloved ATL. The temperature is around 45 degrees, but I think it's this wind that's making life difficult!

10. But it can't be more difficult than all that snow they are getting up in the Northeast. You know a storm is going  to be bad when it''s given a name. This one is Storm Stella. Ugh.

Ya'll be safe up that way!

That is it for Ten Tuesday Thoughts.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Freestyles


And today was PAYDAY.

And I only worked a few hours today. I felt like CRAP when I woke up this morning. So I milled around the house until my meds kicked in.


Anyway, I am glad for today, and the weekend. The weather in my beloved ATL is crazy. It's been warm most of the week, but it will be in the 20s and 30s for the weekend. How crazy is that.

I am also happy for the new season of shows premiering this month. I have been waiting on Humans and American Crime. And this week, the second season of one of my FAVORITE series premiered: Underground.

And Harriet Tubman is on this season. She is FIERCE. With an axe in one hand and a shotgun in the other hand, she was NOT  to be messed with.

I am glad to see Harriet Tubman portrayed on television.

And today is the anniversary of her death.

She died this day back in 1913.

Here's her obituary.

Here's a write-up about her death the day after she died.

And if you can read that 0.002 font, then you are Superman.

But I found it interesting. Look it up online.

I hate that I couldn't work all day today. Just felt trippy this morning.

I am very much thankful having over 900 hours of sick leave. I save it up just in case I gotta be laid out at home for a few months.

And for days like today.

Quote of the Day:  

Don't open a can of worms you're not willing to eat! 

(I think that's an EXCELLENT writing prompt. I will be using that in a story).

Speaking of writing, I am officially a published author. I have a story coming out in an anthology this summer. Details coming soon.

Thought I would just THROW that out there. Trust me.... I've been GIDDY as all get out about it.

Song of the Day:  For some odd reason, I've been listen to a lot of Patti Labelle the past couple of weeks. Here is one of my favorites by her. "If you Ask Me To"

How classic is that? And that was played at the end of one of the James Bond movies. License to Kill.

Speaking of License to Kill, that is the tiile track, the intro for the movie, and it was sung by Gladys Knight.

How AWESOME is that song? Big and bold and in your face.

I miss good music. It must be why I like oldies.

I have a writer's group meeting tomorrow. I detest the long drive (40 miles), but I always feel better when I meet with them. It's a christian writers group, and it's like someone throwing a bucket of water on me... it washes away my tomfoolery and ratchetness...

If only for the time I am there.

Always good. Always inspirational.

And that's a good thing.

Ya'll have a GREAT  weekend.

On purpose.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

RIP Biggie (20th Anniversary)

So 20 years ago today Biggie Smalls was assassinated.

And I don't think they ever figured out who shot him.

I loved his first album. Really. That was the first "concept" album I'd ever heard. And I will always love concept albums because of it.

So I'm posting some videos, some of my favorites from that first CD.

  We knew that first line WORD FOR WORD!

Who the f*** is this paging me at 5:46 in the morning,
Crack of dawning
Now I'm yawning
Wipe the cold out of my eye...
See who this paging me, and why!

"One More Chance"  is one of the most lyrically sound rap songs I've ever heard. I still know every word.

I remember the first time I heard that song... Me and LadyTee were riding in my old 1973 Nova down Boulevard. I had a bootleg mexican  radio, with a house speaker hanging (swinging, really) from a house speaker on the passenger side. And there were holes in the floor of the car, so you better not drop loose change.

Sigh. Those were the days.

"Me and My B*tch is some SERIOUS storytelling. Sad... But AWESOME.

The music of my twenties.

When I listen to today's music, I am *blink blink blink*

I guess I'm just getting older.

But Biggie was ALL that.

RIP Biggie.