Sunday, December 23, 2007

The "Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs" List

1. Every time I turn on the TV/Somebody's acting crazy/If you let it, it will drive you crazy/but I'm takin' back my power today/Gas prices they just keep on rising/The government they keep on lying/but we gotta keep on surviving/Keep living our truth and do the best we can do" - India.Arie "There's Hope"

2. Dude I can barely watch the news as of late

3. So know how a racist would refer to a little black child as 'Nigglette'?......

4. I wrong for calling some little white kids 'Cracklettes' under my breath?

5. As ig'nant as it sounds I swear I just made it in frustration b/c they wouldnt get out my way as I was walking thru the store

6. Also Im really amazed at how repeatedly uttering the phrase 'Ol Ritz/Saltine cracker ass crackers' under my breath at work can help to relieve my stress

7. Racism is so weird b/c if I were a white dude typing this about black people and someone black saw it...It would so be on

8. The moral of the story is....somehow everyone BUT white people are allowed to be racist

9. Hey I didnt make the rules

10. LMAO....I kid, I kid I swear. Racism is bad, mmkay?

11. "Like we say in St. Olaf : 'Christmas without fruitcake is like 'St. Sigmund's Day' without the headless boy'" - Rose Nylund

12. There just arent many things in life better than Rose Nylund's St. Olaf stories

13. Im sooooo unashamed of my affinity for 'The Golden Girls'

14. Mike Huckabee may be picking up momentum for the GOP.....but he is still looney tunes!

15. Actually....ALL them damn Republicans are cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs if you ask me

16. Stephen Colbert for prez-o-dent!!!!

17. No really......he needs to run!

18. I pray so much, I wonder if the Lord love me/I think He do, but I'm so caught up in my thug deep/The feds bug me, followin me around for three/Niggaz couldn't catch me so they hit me with conspiracy/...I ain't goin back, I'm a make 'em kill me/Imma bust back, fuck the pen, you feel me?/Wish I can hug my momma and kiss my baby girl/I know it's a better place than livin in this dirty wooooorld" - Pimp C (UGK) "How Long Will It Last"?

19. RIP Pimp C.......and Sean Taylor

20. How exactly do you leave the game winning World Series ball laying around the house for the dog to eat up?

21. Tell you about them and they dogs boy.....I mean really....WTF?

22. I sent a stranded guest home to St. Louis on the Megabus

23. Lor? Les? Proud of me, arent you?

24. Dude I won the raffle at my company's holiday party for the 2nd straight year!

25. The look on my co-workers' faces were PRICELESS I tell you.....them fools were so sick like NeYo!

26. An Ipod last year, a PSP this year......what can I say? Im just favored!

27. "To me, the most important thing that we can do as human beings is give. And we must give in proportion to what we were given. That being said, I dont like to close my eyes at night without having done something for someone, whether it's a random act of kindness or a strategically planned initiative that will ultimately help thousands, if not millions. I believe that even in a world fraught with war and blatant injustice still, individuals must find ways to lessen human suffering and impact humanity for the better" - Dr. Donda C. West

28. It aint gotta be Christmas for you to give my good peoples

29. When the hell did Chia Pet's become soooo popular?

30. Where Im from you would give a person a Chia Pet if you didnt like them

31. far as bullshit missions go, in the immortal words of The Ticallion Stallion...'We at odds til we even homie!'

32. That Knockouts was some straight up bullshit yo! At least mine didnt hit us up for no $$$, and yall did get to support black business and all

33. A guy in Washington nailed Santa Claus to a cross to protest the commercialization of Christamas

34. Cant really say that I blame him either

35. "You just saying that becuz I f%*ked you hard in the booty!"

36. Oh boy! The randomness one hear's in this big ol city o' mine!

37. There is apparently some Ashanti Christmas song that I really like

38. Still not quite sure how I feel about that

39. HoneyBiscuits you are big doodoo head for that lil stunt you pulled

40. I sold my old Ipod and bought a new 80GB one that holds 20,000 songs!!

41. Plus Ive already put 3 episodes of "Martin" in it!!!

42. Can you tell Im happy?

43. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up" - Pablo Picasso

44. And tis is why I simply refuse to "grow up"

45. Random Fact of Life #3954 : Some people are just big stupid meanies who do nothing but hold others back and spew negative & hateful energy

46. Dont pay them no nevermind. Just do you!

47. I think it should be against the law for ANYONE to even attempt to remake Donny's "This Christmas"

48. My Roomie is pretty friggin hilarious......Ear Bags and all

49. However our man vs. woman knockdown, dragout debates are classically epic and very well could warrant their own blog series

50. Kendra : I hate yo ugly ass!

Me : Kendra did you just call me ugly?

Kendra : I shole did you ugly muthafucka!

51. LMAO......lifelong friends are simply the best I tell you!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Is Marriage Still Sacred?

For as long as I can remember I've always said that me and marriage would be a one shot deal. I'm only getting married once. And we will make it work dammit! Point blank, period. Aint gon be no damn divorcing. Still feel that way actually.

But in all honesty I suppose my overly fantasizing ass cant really make that call until I'm knee deep in it. Real life often gets in the way of what we intend to do. No one marries with the intention of eventually divorcing the person you just swore to love, honor and cherish for the rest of your days. You said 'for richer or poorer, in sickness and health' and you were supposed to mean that shit! It seems that everyone wants it but everyone isn't willing to work for it and stick it out. The divorce rate is only getting higher. Everyone wants the marriage their grandparents had back in the day. Everyone wants to celebrate their 50th anniversary like Anna and Russell (That was a Cosby Show reference for those of you not following), or to use a real life couple, like Ruby and Ossie, but hell even THEY had an open marriage!!!!!

The bottom line is marriage is hard. No one ever said it was gon be easy. Even me and these dreaming eyes of mine know that. I know its gon be times when I'm gon wake up and be tired of looking at this muthafucka! lol. I gotta imagine being married 20 some odd years or so you might be tempted to get tired of someone. That's why you gotta be proactive about finding new ways to keep the spark there. Nowadays people divorce for petty shit. They treat it like it's grade school and they can "go with" and "quit" people all willy nilly.

So I say all that to ask if marriage is really sacred anymore? Do people really realize what they are vowing when they take their vows? At what point do you throw in the towel?

There are a few scenarios that I can think of that would cause me to have them papers drawn up. I MIGHT (and that's a pretty big fuckin' 'MIGHT') forgive an indiscretion once, but that's it. You cant keep your legs closed you gon hafta roll! If I found out that you usta be someone else and changed your identity before we met then that means I didn't marry who I thought I married......yeah *two fingers* chica. Intentionally harm some kids IN ANY WAY? Heffa, there's the door! I could go on but you get the point.

So what would be your deal breakers and/or reasons to divorce?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Poem About Divina

A Poem About Divina

It seems to me that the highest compliment
that you could ever pay to a writer is well....... to write about them

And so Tina Divina this poem is about you

It's not only because you're a writer
or even because you're my favorite writer.....that I personally know
but because you've personally helped me grow
Knowing you, you'll probably ask 'how so?'
Well you've given me the sensation called inspiration
I think your 'spit' is a gift and it moves me
Makes me wanna stop reading and start writing...quickly!
How does the writer feel finally being the writee?

Tina Divina this poem is about you

Partly because you're evolved
You've damn near seen and done it all
Life experience is so important in shaping a person into who they be
and how they see
what could be
Oh and did I mention that you're fine?
Pretty easy on the eyes
and yeah you can sandwich that 'fine' between the 're' and 'd'
But above that what you've done for me
is relate to me and let me be me
and for that Im thankful and this is my saying it so you'll hear it

And so Tina Divina this poem is about you

You're a daughter to your mother
and a mother to your daughter
You're a lover
and a fighter
and a writer
and the simple fact is
you move people

And so Tina Divina in this poem I celebrate you

Thanks for moving me.

written by
TJ Armour

Far too often we only say nice things about people when they can only hear us in spirit...and it shouldnt be that way yall. As you can see I've written this about my friend Tina Divina while she is here to see it. I encourage you to tell someone that you love what they mean to you. Imagine how it could turn around their day. I mean we all generally know that we are loved by our fam and friends but it sure as hell feels good to hear it every once and again. And Ms. Divina? I hope you like. I hope you dont mind me trying to bite your style to honor you ;)