Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Break Up

Breaking up with your first boyfriend...sad.
Breaking up with your husband...devastating.
Breaking up with your hair stylist...impossible.

Yep, the hardest break up you'll ever have to do is breaking up with your hair stylist.  You tell them your life story, you spend hours with them, you entrust them with your crowning glory.  But when that relationship goes sour, and it starts to effect your hair, they gotta go.

Breaking up with your stylist is difficult cuz it's definitely a "It's not me, it's you" situation.

So, what should you do when you're forced to make that call?  Move.  Yep, the only real way to break up with your stylist is to just pack your bags and move.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Dip Back

dip back (v): to date or become romantically involved with a person with whom you were previously involved.  Girl, you know I had to dip back and I'm talking to James again.

This is another symptom of Single Black Woman's Disease: the dip back.  The dip back is when you go digging through your past and begin dating someone you previously dated.  Is it because yall had such great chemistry? Of course.  Is he still fine? Prolly.  Is it because nothing is popping off in your present-day dating life? Bingo.

See, when there's nothing going on in your current dating life, we single women tend to go back to what is familiar.  You want someone to tell you you're pretty, take you out to dinner, and have an adult sleepover every once in a while.  But, I don't think the dip back is a good idea.  The problem is, your exes are in the past for a reason; at some point yall tried didn't work out, and that's okay.   But just because someone is familiar to you does NOT mean they should hold an important place in your life again. 

So, does the dip back work? Ehh, I don't think so.  I mean, Elizabeth Taylor re-married one of her ex-husbands...but then again she was married 738 times.

Friday, November 16, 2012

One Year Old

Crystal Meth-odology is one year old today.  Doesn't she look amazing!

I have had a blast doing this's sort of become a diary that I share with all of you.  Thanks for following me through all the laughs, tears, and fabulous moments.

So, what's your favorite post?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Book Review: Catching Fire

Half way through the book I literally exclaimed "I love this freaking book!" And I do.

This book is the second in the 3-part Hunger Games series.  Just like the first, we see hunger, famine, death, class warfare, and romance.  But this book has a new theme: revolution.  As a sociologist (I'ma keep saying it until y'all believe it) this book draws on the themes of the discontent and subsequent organization of the underclass.  Did I just compare the Hunger Games to The Pedagogy of the Oppressed?  Why yes, I did.

Next Up: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Shhh, I'm voting

Don't forget to vote today!

Monday, November 5, 2012


My apologies in advance for the length of this post...I had to purge.

I've mentioned to you guys before that my blog often doubles as my diary.  I share all my thoughts with yall; the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Well, in the spirit of being honest, transparent, and telling my truth, I have to tell yall...I got laid off from my job a few weeks ago.

As yall know, I was a special education teacher and then went back to school to get a Master's degree in education policy.  After I got my second Masters, I got a job as an educational researcher.  I wanted to help kids; I wanted to influence policy for thousands of children; I knew that as I teacher I could reach my students, but I wanted to reach all students.  So I took this job and from the first day, I knew I wasn't supposed to be there.  I tried to make the best of it...worked hard, come to the table with great ideas, made friends with my co-workers.  However, no matter how hard I tried, nothing felt right.

At this job, I endured a boss whose sole purpose was to break me and he nearly succeeded.  You ever encounter people who disturb and upset your spirit?  My boss was that to me.  It was clear to me that he wanted me out and when he got the opportunity, he did just that.

So, I was laid off.  I've never been laid off before.  I was more shocked than saddened.  When I got to work at 9 AM that morning, I wasn't expecting to be told at 10 AM that I had to turn in my keys.  This definitely wasn't the job God wanted me to have, but I wanted to be the one to end it on my terms.  I'm still in shock that I'm 28, unemployed, crushed under student loan debt, with 3 degrees hanging on my wall.  (Umm, helloooooo 99%).  But surprisingly, I don't feel bad.

In the weeks leading up to my untimely exit, God was putting things in place to help me deal with it.  I went home for a 4-day weekend instead of my usual 3-day.  At home, I can always regroup and get back to me.  God had me renew my teaching license which had expired 1 1/2 years ago.  My teaching license came in the mail 4 days before I was laid off.  Teaching has always been my first love and I was pretty damn good at it too.

My boss handed me lemons on that Friday, but God had been giving me sugar the whole time.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fantasy Reality

Do you play fantasy football? If so, you're one of 35 million people who do.  Hey, I don't really have a problem with Fantasy Football, if it'll keep AK-47s out of single mothers' hands in Chicago, it's good with me.  And the League loves it.  Fantasy Football is a gazillion dollar business on top of the trazillion dollar business that is the National Football League.

Actually, I do have one issue with fantasy football...I think it's ruining fan-dom.  Traditionally, you have your 1 maybe 2 teams you cheer for, and that's all that matters to you.  Those players, that quarterback, that's it. In the world of fantasy, you care about errrrrrybody just cuz they're on your fantasy team.  There's no reason a Redskins fan should ever cheer for Tony Romo to do well, unless he's on their fantasy team then all bets are off? Nah son.  

Where it really gets funky is with fans and players.  'Fans' (and I use the term loosely) have gone so far as to tweet injured players to see if they will be playing on Sunday.  Not because they were concerned for that player but because that player is on their fantasy team.  Huh? Nah son.

Basically, just cheer for your team.  Would the Hatfields cheer for the McCoys?  Would the Montagues cheer for the Capulets?  Hell, would Tom cheer for Jerry?  I think not.
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