Was I aware that all my emotional baggage could be tucked into a matching Samsonite luggage set including the tote, backpack, duffle, garment, and laptop bags? Of course. I wish the set could be Louis Vuitton, but homegirl does not have that type of disposable income.
For several months, I’d been on the hunt for plain cotton panties. By plain, I don’t mean boring and nondescript. I mean 100% cotton panties. Not a cotton blend. No nylon, lycra, polyester, spandex, elastane or whatever the fuck else is in underwear these days. Plain cotton, preferably with a print or pattern, like stripes, polka dots and animal print. Something cute or funky. I still wanted to feel sassy underneath my clothes, without it having to be a […]
After MONTHS of not writing and barely even reading (missed my Goodreads goal again), I clawed myself out of the rut I somehow found myself stuck in. Well, no, not somehow. There’s always an ebb and flow to the motivation that sparks me to pursue my creative outlets of reading and writing. Blame it on the weather. Blame it on my dissatisfaction with my career. Blame it on a lackluster social and love life. Blame it on the lure of […]
I did it. I finally did it. Why did I do it to myself? Possibly because Halloween was this week. I watched Coco. Last night, after a perfectly fine Friday, and good week for that matter, I scrolled through Netflix and chose Coco. I wanted to end the day by watching a movie, not a DVR’d show. I had worked from home and didn’t feel motivated to get dressed and leave my apartment to go to the theater. Last weekend, […]
I’m what you’d call a Facebook lurker. Every now and then, countless hours are spent skimming posts. I scroll, chuckling at memes, watching videos, reading article headlines (sometimes even clicking and reading the article), screenshotting positive affirmations, and reading people’s rants. Sometimes I fall down the rabbit hole of the comments of hot button or controversial posts, usually about sports or politics. I rarely comment other than the crying-laughing emoji or LOL under funny videos or memes. Facebook is […]
1. Julio Iglesias He was her favorite artist. She owned several of his records on vinyl and would sing along as she cooked and cleaned. I did too. 2. Grapefruit Her favorite fruit, which she always ate by cutting in half, sifting sugar over then scooping out the flesh with a spoon. 3. Yellow Not only did she drive a yellow Toyota, but my favorite picture is of her in a yellow dress with white polka dots. It was taken […]
I know I’m getting older not because of the gray hairs that sprinkle across my hairline. I know I’m getting older not because of the recently created, closed Facebook group for my 20th high school reunion. I know I’m getting older not because the goddaughter whose diapers I used to change is now a college sophomore. I know I’m getting older because of my plans for my “incentive payout” (not bonus) in this week’s paycheck. While I do have the […]
She was the second woman to ever break my heart. Not in a romantic way. The first was my mother when she left—my preferred terminology of her losing her battle to cancer when I was eight. Nearly twenty years later, my closest friend left. But she didn’t die. She left. Disappeared. I was the one who almost died. Not because she left. She left when I almost died. Our friendship had been unraveling for about two years anyway, but it […]