In a previous post, I touted how proud I am of the people my city produces, and that definitely still holds true. However, the other day, a friend and I had a discussion about what our city lacks, which, unfortunately, seems to be a place where people like she and I fit in. Where do... Continue Reading →
Misconceptions in Relationships By @ISwearIAintHit
Keeping up with my once a week "cornucopia" posts, today's post has been brought to you by @ISwearIAintHit. Follow him on Twitter (he's hilarious) and his blog, "State of ConPhliction". (Graphics brought to you by @TheCultureLP -it'll be a good look if you follow that account too). We're catering to the young single folk with this one...I... Continue Reading →
Get Up, A-Get-Get, Get Down. 911 is a Joke in Your Town.
So this past Monday, MLK day, I was in a car accident. Taking a turn down my own street, going about 5mph. It was snowing-an expected snow fall, mind you-and my street was a danger zone. The temperature was below freezing, so that means there was black ice on the road, with snow piling on top... Continue Reading →
“The Age of the Microwave” By @Mike_2pt0
“The Age of the Microwave” By: @Mike_2pt0 Posted on December 12, 2011 Look at your desktop… how many windows are active on your screen right now? How many tabs are open on your web browser? Is your phoneby your computer? Better yet, how many texts did you send today? …Tweets? Now compare that to how many minutes you’ve spent on the phone today (actually on... Continue Reading →
My City (or, Coming From Where I’m From)
...coming from where I'm from, I'm from... My city isn't like your city. It isn't a booming metropolis, a cultural hub, or filled with a wealth of architectural wonders. It's filled with crime, poverty, unemployment, and often times, harbors smells of desperation and despair. It's located in one of the richest states in the country,... Continue Reading →
“Cuffing Common Sense” By: @Mike_2pt0
To tide you all over until tomorrow's post, I've included a link to one of my colleagues, @Mike_2pt0 's awesome take on the art of "cuffing". Every one in the dating game should take note and implement, if you haven't already. If you don't know...now you know!!!! "Cuffing Common Sense" By: @Mike_2pt0.
You Make a Good Salary, Just to Pay Sallie Mae
Ah, that wonderful, life-changing piece of paper. You know, the one that's bestowed upon you after four (or eight) years of hell. You held down a job, partied a lot little, and still managed to graduate magna cum laude. It's a big deal, because you're the first in your family to not just go to... Continue Reading →
You Can Take the Girl Out of the Hood, But…
I'll be the first to admit, I grew up pretty 'hood. Never lived in the PJs, but I definitely wasn't vacationing in the Hamptons either. Things like sugar-water, quarter waters, looseys, mattress trampolines, and food stamps were pretty standard phrases in my vocabulary. I always told myself that I would get out of the 'hood... Continue Reading →
So, I've been addicted to Twitter for the past few days, trying to find some inspiration, some reason to create. I came across a great blog post today, by one Mr. @MIKE_2pt0. He referenced the absurdity of our infatuation with popular music, most notably hip-hop and its extravagant tales of fame, fortune, and fantasy. He called... Continue Reading →