Tuesday, February 28, 2017

10 Things you can’t do when rent is due!

Yes, this is me emptying my disturbed psyche.  I follow this comedian LaToya James, Redbone2fly, (@toya_turnup) on Instagram and her hilarious compilations of that time of the month when RENT DUE!

Some may call it mindless entertainment, however we all know there are some out there who seriously contemplate doing other things with money versus paying rent.  So I’ve come up with a list of ten things that absolutely cannot be done when RENT IS DUE!

1. Purchase the bundled deal of Malaysian hair.  No deep wave, no body wave, no straight, no curly, NONE of that.  Rent due

2. Eat steak and shrimp at the most upscale upmarket steak house chain.  You gotta go to Kroger and get some marked down tilapia.  Rent due

3. Get the gel nail manicure from the nail salon.  You gotta get the $8 manicure; actually you can’t get a manicure.  Rent due

4. Ball out in the local strip club.  Sorry, can’t make it rain tonight, gotta put that five hun towards the rent. It’s due

5. Shoe shop.  No sneakers, no sandals, no boots (oh the DSW boot sale), no heels, and no flats.  Not even from the sale section.  BOGO is still off limits; you still gotta buy.  Rent due

6. Be the town’s cake daddy.  Can’t be consumed with that female this week.  You’ve abandoned your friends, and they’re the ones who will help you get back on your feet when you give all the women money without looking for anything in return.  Go home, spend time alone.  Watch t.v.  ALONE.  Rent due

7. Happy Hour.  That’s right.  You can’t do happy hour.  “oh but a glass of wine is usually $8, but during happy hour it's reduced to $5.”  AND? It’s a discount, it’s not free, which takes us back to number 5, you still gotts to pay.  Rent due

8. Go to the movies. $21 dollars in some theaters just for a ticket, without popcorn.  Go to Redbox, rent it for $1.50, or Netflix it for $7 a month.  Watch that sucka all you want.  Sit it down.  Rent due

9. Clubin.  Not tonight.  Tell your home girl go on without you; unless her rent due too, and in that case you both staying in.  Rent due

10. No cruising on the strip.  No driving back and forth on the same street.  You’re adding to the congestion of the area anyway.  You can’t afford to be part of the cruising culture tonight.  You better saved that gas for next week, cause rent due.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday’s Acute Nostalgia

Happy Monday!  I’m sitting here  having an afternoon snack, and no lie number 2 from the list below popped in my mind, and I began to laugh at sentiments from the past. I started out with two, and then they kept coming; so being the Diva who journals, I thought why not empty these giggles onto the paper.  Do you remember:

1. When after someone just told another person off really, really good fashion like, and to give your  approval you’d say “Honey Boom!”

2. When you crushed your potato chips up in the bag to make more

3. When we used a small piece of concrete to draw Hopscotch

4. The offensive marble, the one that’s larger than the standard size marble, the “Shooters!”

5. Jackstones, the ones that would injure your mom’s foot if she stepped on it, and caused you to get your ass beat for leaving it on the floor!

6. Penny wheel cookies

7. Harper’s  Five and Dime

8. The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show

9. The 1970’s Coca-Cola vending machine

10.  The Bazooka Joe comic strip found on the inside of individually wrapped pieces of Bazooka   bubblegum

If you remember any or all of the above, welcome into my nostalgic childhood psyche.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Wednesday Word

The Wednesday Word is a blog idea from the blog The Golden Spoons You pick a word as your theme, and you write about it.  I thought hmmm, this could be interesting.   So armed with the idea, I set off for an adventure of finding a word that I’d want to feature today.  

Oenophile.  That’s my Wednesday word.  An oenophile is a connoisseur of wines, a lover of wine. They are people who appreciate or collect wine, especially grape wine from certain regions.  Most oenophiles are hobbyists, or collectors, but every now and then, you might come across some that are professionals like wine merchants, or sommeliers, or one who tastes and grades wines for a living. 

Can I be one?  That person who grades and taste wine for a living? 

Image from The Weekly Wine-Down, Slope Media 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thankful Thursday.

Greetings.  I am what the cat dragged in.  Today is Thankful Thursday; eh... a daily blogging prompt used by many bloggers to help them post content that expresses gratitude.  I could go on and on about the many positive impacts of my life and what I’m thankful for, not just on Thursdays but every day. Today I am thankful, but I have a different perspective. My outlook has changed.  However I'm still thankful.

My brother has been on life support for five days now.  He’s fighting, giving all he has.  I’m thankful to God he has something left to fight with.  I’m thankful for all the prayers and all the uplifting emails from friends and friends of friends sending encouragement, and lifting his healing up to the Most High.  I’m thankful, today just happens to be Thursday.  

I’m thankful that he has so many people who love him and think the world of him.  I’m thankful that God knows how much we love him and that we know how much He loves him.  He’s thirty seven years old; I always say he’s just a baby, because he’s thirteen years younger than me.  I’m thankful he’s my baby brother.  I’m thankful for what he is to me.  With all the anguish and despair that’s rattling around me right now because I hate he’s suffering so, I’m thankful that God is still in control of this fight.   Hang in there baby.  I love you so very much.  On this Thursday, I am so thankful for you.

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you"
- 1 Thessalonians 5:18