The road goes ever on and on, down from the door to where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow it if I can. read more about me.
I didn’t post much this weekend because I was in Detroit for the annual Jazz Festival. I had a great time and got to see some awesome music.
The worst thing that happened was today. It started pouring rain (I mean almost hurricane-like) and they ended up canceling the last two simultaneous sets of music for the day after each artist only got to perform a few songs. That wasn’t great, but you have to be safe. Plus, it’s a free concert so it’s not like anyone paid a ton of money and missed out. As it’s raining, my boyfriend and our mutual (male) friend and I made a run for the car which is parked in a lot a short distance away from the main area of the festival. I was getting completely soaked but I accepted it. I wasn’t wearing a see-through dress so I could deal.
As I walked across one of the streets, I hear a male voice behind me. “Hey you, girl with the backpack!” After a few attempts of this I finally turn around in case I maybe dropped something or he needs directions.
He is holding a bottle of some brown liquor and a water bottle and proceeds to tell me some disgusting, sexual, things. Things he’d like to do with me.
This is a scenario I have gone over in my head thousands of times. I always react with a hearty “Fuck off” and walk away. I didn’t account for the fact that fear might run right through me and render me speechless. What if he has a gun? What if he tries to grab me? What if he hits me? Before I can even say anything his friend says “Oh man, really?” But not in a “you’re gross, man” kind of way. This was more of a “Wow, that was lame you need to try harder” kind of way. The original guy goes “Well I’m sooooorry” and I manage to stutter out “You should be” and run ahead to my boyfriend and friend who were both walking a little faster than me because I was wearing open sandals and my feet were sliding around. I quite clearly, and loudly, told them to stick with me and my boyfriend put his arm around me without thinking anything of it.
What if I had been alone? What if he had tried to grab me even if I hadn’t said anything? What if he had followed us to the car? I was a little mad at myself that I didn’t go off on him but it happened so fast and I was scared so I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to give a memorable reaction.
It shook me up the whole ride home even if nothing really awful happened and I just can’t imagine what women who go through that on a daily basis feel like. I’ve had stuff yelled at me before, but this just threw me off for some reason. Maybe because he wasn’t some guy at a bar I could walk away from. Maybe because he was actually attempting to interact with me rather than yell from a distance.
Can’t a girl go to a concert and not worry about this kind of stuff?
The last time I wore this outfit (two years ago…in college. Oof) I got some good reviews including my roomie’s boyfriend who doesn’t really care about this stuff. I was so proud, ha. Re-visiting it for a cool summer day in Detroit and I’m wondering if it still holds up. I still have time to change, but not long!
The shorts are a little bit bigger on me since then, but they were never meant to be skin tight/fitted anyway. It’s more noticeable in the waist than anywhere else.
I’ve decided to use Tumblr as my personal stylist since I don’t live around too many girl-friends anymore :/
Yo Nicki is legit fed up with people talking about her ass, though. Look at her face yo. She is genuinely INSULTED and not having it.
Like this is a woman who just likes what she does and all anyone can ever focus on is her fucking ass and the fact she got ass shots or whatever. She’s not stupid. Give it a fucking rest.James Franco is a piece of shit. Because the only “value” or “talent” a Black woman could ever possess is her body or her ass, am I right? Fuck Franco and people who spout the same shit.
Do people know? Do people know this is a joke? Like…do you guys know
Nicki may very well get this stuff a lot “in real life” but she clearly wants to make fun of it by agreeing to appear in a joke video where this is brought up and say what she really wants to say to these people.
This is what happens when people don’t link to the original video!
Also, OMG BEN SCHWARTZ AND TIM SIMONS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - 1996 Winner (Elaine Benes on Seinfeld)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - 2006 Winner (Christine Campbell on The New Adventures of Old Christine)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - 2012 Winner (Selina Meyer on VEEP)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - 2013 Winner (Selina Meyer on VEEP)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - 2014 Winner (Selina Meyer on VEEP)
I just spent the last two hours finishing the last half of this book.
This is one that will rip your heart out and leave your breathless at the end. I normally don’t read extremely emotional books like this, but I really recommend this one.
If you’re a book-before-movie type person (like me) I just read some articles from last year saying the movie rights have been picked up and Jennifer Lawrence is in very rough/early talks to play Agnus. I think she could do a good job with it, but just pointing it out that you may be seeing this around a lot in the next two years or so.
Now I need to pick my dream cast before it’s officially announced.
Another Walking Dead mashup by Bob’s storyboard artist Damon Wong
"Bob’s Burger’s" fall premiere Oct 5th and "The Walking Dead" premiere Oct 12th… So of course I had to do another mashup. This time Gene as Glenn; Teddy as Well Walker; Bob as Rick; Linda as Lori; and Louise as Daryl.
Yes… those are cheese burgers coming out of Teddy.
I can’t stand these fucking people with these fucking family window stickers on their cars a murderer is gonna come into your fucking house and you’re gonna try to hide your kids in the fucking closet and he’s gonna be like naw bitch I saw your fucking mini van I know you have six more kids where are they
I’m suddenly crazy busy and I both love it and hate it.
Hate that Netflix is getting lonely, love that I’m actually doing something with my life.