random-anecdote

the history of hip-hop class i took freshman year was predominately white men. i remember one time we had to do a presentation on some type of social issue that was covered in hip hop music and this group of four guys did “Feminism in Hip-hop.”

So they started the presentation with"In hip-hop, the female race is underrepresented…“

I once wrote a pilot for a show in which the main characters were the stars of an over-the-top fantasy/action tv show aimed towards young adults. A few weeks after that pilot was written and sent to ABC (now Freeform) (as part of a portfolio) Shadowhunters was announced. 
It’s a lot like Shadowhunters. That’s probably why I didn’t get the job.

OKAY MY ART TEACHER WAS GIVING ASSEMBLY TODAY AND SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW WHEN SHE WAS IN ART SCHOOL SHE WANTED TO START A DRAMA SOCIETY AND SHE WENT TO THE STUDENT COUNCIL AND ASKED FOR SOME MONEY AND THEY WERE ALL “WE DON’T TRUST YOU ART STUDENTS WITH MONEY” AND SHE ASKED WHY AND THEY SAID THAT THE YEAR BEFORE SOME STUDENT HAD GOT A LOAD OF MONEY AND THEN BLOWN IT ALL AND NEVER PAID IT BACK AND GUESS WHAT THAT RANDOM STUDENT WAS FRICKING PETER CAPALDI MY ART TEACHER KNEW DOCTOR WHO AND HE WAS AN ARSEHOLE I AM DONE

Just got asked out and once again, I respond with uncontrollable laughter.

That’s my quirk. And the laughter is always because I don’t expect it. I’m not just laughing in the faces of men after they ask me out. Just never been something I’ve gotten used to.

"You stand like a Ballerina"

On the first Friday of every month my city has an Art Walk. Several blocks of downtown are closed to traffic while tables and tents filled with all manner of art and goodies are set up. Food carts and different bands/solo musicians are set up on every other corner.

Last night while walking around we came by this band group that would make up a song in an instant for any topic you shouted out. I shouted out “ballet”. I wish I could remember the lyrics that the singer came up with, but they sure were better than I would have been able to create in about 5 seconds. After he finished his impromptu ballet song he asked me if I did ballet. When I nodded back to him he said “I could tell! You stand like a ballerina!”

Things like that always take me off guard and just fill my heart with joy that is similar to a six year old girl being told she’s about to become a princess! Haha!

Nice random people

So yeah, last week I was in library asking for Carry On (I already have it but I was going to compare the prize) , but they didn’t have it so I was about to go and this girl came closer to me and said that in this other library they have it and cheaper, and then se leave. I was a bout to talk to her more and ask if she already read it, but she left so fast, I really thought about following her, but that would’ve been creepy. It was one of the best moments I’ve ever lived, she was so nice and I really wanted to get to know her, but I’m quite shy, I wanted to fangirl with her, but I was with a friend… So yeah, I needed to share with the people of the fandom, so if the girl to told me that is reading this all I have to say is ¡Gracias! :)

Random anecdotes

1. Mr. Ok Taecyeon dances at the airports, randomly (although he hasn’t done this for a some time now). A fan reported him doing so at the check-in counter. Chansung had also joined this random Disney musical once or twice at the airport…. 

2. They remember the fans. There have been instances when they have recognized fans at the airports, broadcasts, events and shows.

3. They were waiting to perform at a broadcast channel (a famous one but I don’t remember which), and it was really really cold outside and there were other artists inside as well, making it all jammed up and hard to manage…. 2PM volunteered to go outside to wait until their turn arrives… even sat outside on the floor.


Queen Sized Bed

A few months ago, Mom bought me a twin sized bed for my new apartment. My old bedroom, albeit smaller than my apartments’,  had a queen sized bed. It never came across as weird, but now that reality has presented two situations worth comparing, I had to ask my mom.

Me: Mom, why did you buy me a Queen sized bed? My room at home is so small… I mean, it probably didn’t make sense to buy me such a big bed, right? A smaller bed could have saved so much more space. (My brother and sister also have queen sized beds. And they share a room. Yeah, it’s pretty cramped in there).

Mom: laughs sheepishly. You’re right… but when you guys were young, I was afraid ya’ll would roll out of the twin sized bed and hit the ground. So instead, I bought queen sized beds.

And this is made me realized how such a simple explanation revealed mom’s complex and borderline - obsessive behavior to protect us. My mom has always been a step (or two) ahead in making sure me, my sister and brother will stay out of harm. From little things like making sure I get my eight cups of water a day, to sacrificing her time to give us rides to places so we didn’t have to take the bus … she has always been there to make sure we could have it easier. 

After hearing her response, it pained me a little. When will she learn to let us go, so we could face the harsher realities of the world? I guess it’s not for me to say, but for her to decide. It’s a mother’s intuition that I have yet to comprehend. 

Nevertheless, I love you, mom. As I grow older, I feel like I understand you more. Perhaps we are both understanding each other more. I hope so. 

anonymous asked:

one time in highschool a sorta friend called in a bomb threat at our school to get out a math test. school was cancelled for that day and the test was postponed to the next day but for the following week he kept pulling the fire alarm every day before class started and the test was moved back for a week and he ended up breaking his leg and had to stay in the hospital for a while and I don't think he ever took that test.

Omg hahahahahahaha at least he got away with it i guess?

im gonna tell you an anecdote: last year someone thought creating a handmade bomb was so funny so they put it in a bathroom but someone got them or something happened but they got caught and they locked themselves with the bomb in a toilet booth refusing to go out - so i knew about this because the janitor in my uni knocked on my class, told whispered something to my professor and left, said professor just sat calmly in his chair and was like “well, there’s a bomb threat in the building but they’ve already called the police so let’s keep on with the lesson” and i think i hadn’t been more scared in my life 

I meant to comment on something earlier, but didn’t want to get too worked up about the shit.

Saw a post of Lebron James and his family that featured some caption along the lines of, “Since everyone thinks the Curry family is the only beautiful family” and it irked the entire fuck out of me. No one said that. The general tone of that post is in the same class of shit that racist white people do in response to Black Lives Matter. “So you’re saying white lives don’t matter?” No, jackass! The Curry family is not the only beautiful NBA family. But when you are discussing the Curry family, typically, you aren’t discussing anyone else. So when people say they’re a beautiful family, how does anyone gather that people are saying Lebron doesn’t have a beautiful family?

I think people reach entirely too much on social networks, and no one can convince me that wasn’t a reach. It seemed to want to play into that, “So the lighter people are considered beautiful, but not the darker ones” shit. One, I think that shit is weak. People say the family is cute, which I believe is largely due to the adorable little girl they have. They’re a cute couple, but Riley clearly rocks. Lebron isn’t being snubbed or called ugly, especially since no one is talking about him. As a darker skinned Black woman, I don’t automatically feel insulted when someone who isn’t my skin tone is complimented. Everything isn’t an attack. True, colorism exists, but in that particular moment I think that was just some needless fuckery being stirred up.

Again, I am reminded why I choose to stay away from celebrity worship or just becoming too fixated on famous people. Probably the most you see me obsess over someone famous is Prince, and I shamelessly promote anything related to Killer Mike. But if you pay even the slightest bit of attention to my blog, you see I concentrate on myself, my interests and other people who offer interesting perspective on things. It’s not perfect by any means, but I get the best out of using Tumblr the way I do. There’s no way I’m going to wake up one day and see people doing what I do all across this website. And if I was only interested in seeing shit the way I see it, I’d only follow my own blog. Like I said, though. I didn’t want to reblog it and get myself worked up or into a heated discussion that would melt into some bullshit later. Y’all be easy. One.

Peace, Hip Hop & Purple Rain