In Search of Something More
“The Happy Room” now represents more to me than a physical space. In moments when I find myself being annoyed by shenanigans at work or triggered by the events going on in this country and the world, I think, “What makes you happy?” In trying to answer that question, I realized that I’ve abandoned so…
Music: Buju Banton + John Legend — Memories
We got mad and took things too far and we’re wanting that old thing back, but now it’s complicated.
Monogamy may be overrated
Is it really human nature to be with one person until you both get old and die? What if what you thought you had you don’t? Are you supposed to try and work it out and hope to make it what you want or chuck the deuces?
￼ Like Maya, Langston and James, Toni will continue to live on and give voice to Black Lives and Black Souls.
Trapped in commitment
“There are people who are in situations in life simply because they made a commitment, and they remain out of obligation.” I don’t know if that was the exact quote, but it was along the lines of that. That statement, said during a conversation, had me messed up all week. It stuck with me, and…
Tats and Piercings
So, my birthday is coming up soon. I’ve been thinking, in celebration, I should get some piercings. I’ve wanted to get about 4 or 5 ear piercings for years, but I’m pretty commitment phobic. I’ve been wearing some super cute ear cuffs to get used to the look. I think I may go for it…
Stream of consciousness
I fell asleep listening to Luciano Pavarotti Radio on Pandora the other night, woke up, played Love TKO by Teddy Pendergrass, fell back to sleep. Had fascinating dreams. Was tired this weekend and didn’t feel like writing. So I didn’t. As I write this, I am listening to the Love Jones soundtrack. That film changed…
CHEERS to the Weekend
Had to represent on the last day of Black History Month with this awesome black and white T. I’ve gotten quite a few logo/graphic T-shirts in the last year. Went from owning just a couple work shirts that I slept in, to having a collection that I can actually wear outside of my house. This…
I was on vacation last week, and spent most of that time with a nasty cold–probably my fourth in a row. So, with a few exceptions, I stayed at home. I dedicated myself to playing with my kids and writing. When the kids were at school and my husband was off working on his second…
Back that azz up
There are songs that help you find your soul, get in touch with your spirit, and get all zen–and stuff. And, there are songs that make you access a whole other side of your personality, because you have got to have an out-of-body experience on the dance floor. Juvenile’s Back That Azz Up is the…
Lipstick Junkie: MAC Oh Lady
I love MAC matte liquid lipsticks. One of my faves is Oh Lady. And, baby! That lady is grand! It’s described as a deep wine, but it’s similar to Rebel mixed with Flat Out Fabulous. These lipsticks are super pigmented, creamy, apply perfectly, and have staying power without drying. The applicator is sort of flat…
Beauty of the Week — Shatwan
Shatwan is a very dear friend of mine, who is currently living the high life as she celebrates her birthday. In honor of her born day and how stunningly hot she is while bringing in this new year of life, cheers to my girl! RLC’s Beauty of the week.