Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Shawty, I do mind.

Have I told y'all how much I dislike the music on the radio? Well one of my least favorite songs on the radio right now is "Shawty, I don't mind" by Usher. In this song he says, and I quote, "Shawty I don't mind if you dance on a pole, that don't make you a ho." His stripper 'girlfriend' has gotten an entire song written about her and how hard-working she is...taking off her clothes and dancing naked for strangers.

Buuuuuuut, who's going to make a song about me? I want somebody to drop 16 bars about me attaining two masters degrees, managing 30 staff.  Hell, rap about my vitae or my mutual funds.  If the only thing this generation of young black girls sees are strippers and Basketball Wives glorified, what do you think they will aspire to?

So, while you trap queens have Franklins raining on your body I'm going to continue to be the best Educator I can be.

This is me, watching my stock rise
So, who got bars??

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MIXtapED Emotions

Remember back in the day when you liked someone. I mean reaaaally liked someone. You'd sit on the phone all night just listening to them breathe. You'd wear their T-shirts or jacket (ladies) just cuz it smelled like him.

And you'd make them a mixtape.

Making a mixtape was an intimate profession of your puppy love. You had to figure out the songs that perfectly described your relationship or your feelings. Then you had to put in work. Wait for the songs to come on the radio, and record them one by one; you were meticulously crafting your love story for your crush.  After you painstakingly decided the 8 to 12 songs that perfectly described your love (and fit on the cassette), you delivered the mixtape and hoped that your crush would feel all your feels as they listened. 

Maybe it's time to go back to that simpler day and age. Can you imagine compiling a list of songs you know your Instagram crush likes? (Wait, that's creepy, don't do that.)  How about getting a mixtape from your new boo or from your husband on Valentine's Day?  From now until forever, you would always have a copy of the soundtrack to your love.

What song would be on your mixtape?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Card Tricks

We've all been distracted. 


While we've been distracted with all of these grave and dire issues, Hallmark has steadily raised the prices on greeting cards. No longer can you go to CVS and get a lovely $1 card to express how you truly feel about your family and friends set to a rhyme. Now, cards range from $4.59 to $4037. I recently went to a wedding and after spending all of my money on a lovely card, I gave the new bride and groom a check for $9.41. In my note I wrote "Sorry I couldn't give more, but wasn't that card beautiful?" 

Well Hallmark, I'm on to you. 
I'll be watching you. 
Every step you take, every prose you make, Div is watching you.
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