...I don't smile. Got me changing my expression, I don't express."
Introducing the NEW team members to The Clearance Aisle....
Leslie aka LMo(when I don't want to type out her entire asexual name) aka my sister.
Marianeth aka Maria aka the crazy Filipino girl.
They are both crazy/funny as hell and they should have some interesting post to add here.
Here is a really old video(like 2005 or 2006 old) video of them. Maria is the Powerpuff Girl and the music is not is sync with the video but it still brings me joy.lol
I am anti--Prop 8.
And no, I am not a lesbian or bi, but I am someone who can't stand to see discrimination on any level. I don’t understand how a country that was built on religious freedom and so-called "separation of church and state" could deny anyone the right to marry someone they love. I honestly never got the big fucking problem with gay people; how can you hate on love? I never understood hate towards a group of people who are different than yourself. And I sure as hell don't understand how in 2008, the majority is still dictating the lives of the minority. It is no different than the fight for Black rights, women rights, or legal interracial marriage. I talked to a man who thought that if gay and lesbian couples were allowed to marry than it would then destroy all marriage. He thought it would then be legal for humans and animals to get married or 3 people to get married together. LMAO right? And the kicker, he is Black(and did I mention he voted for McCain just because he is so anti-gay?). I definitely don't understand how Black people, or minorities in general, can support something that was denied to those before us. Gay and lesbian rights are the next phase in Civil Rights and I am so happy that I can be at least one person to support their cause. People have told me, “Well people are gonna think that you are gay." Well guess what? I honestly don't give a fuck, seriously. In my opinion, that's like the equivalent of a racist White person calling someone who supported the Civil Rights movement in the 60's "a nigger lover".
“To throw oneself to the side of the oppressed is the only dignified thing to do in life”
"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him."
And please Christians, leave the judgment to Jesus. It is not your job to tell someone how they should live their life and who they can or cannot love. We are not perfect,therefore stop acting like you are the key to all things virtuous. We should probably be worried about our flipped up economy or our 3, yes count them, 1...2...3 wars that we are fighting in. And I could keep going with the shit we need to be worried about besides someone's pursuit of happiness.
So please, for those who support Prop 8, stop being a hater.
It’s so lame.
* I have pics below from the nation wide protest on 11/15 against Prop 8 in STL.
Hey hoes :)
One of my signs.
Q: Who would Jesus hate? A: No one.
I now know I will be part of the cure...
As far as my future goes, I used to be so confused. Unlike my friends, who basically all have "5 year plans"(medical school, pharmacy school, business school etc.) I had no idea what the fuck I wanted to do with my life. So I have been praying for about 2years now, asking Jesus to give me guidance in my life. And guess what? Guidance is what I got.
I feel so relieved that I actually have a plan and that I can imagine my life 5 years from now.
Lots of volunteering, internship in L.A, grad school, and then the Peace Corps for 27months.
And speaking of volunterring...I am meeting my aunt's good friend in the next few weeks. She was the director of one of the most successful volunteer organizations in the US and she's traveled the world 5x over. She's befriended and met some amazing people in the process including Princess Diana, Fidel Castro, and Mother Teresa. And she said we have alot to talk about and I cant wait to hear her stories about outreach.
But geez, I am so excited to go to the Peace Corps. I can't wait to help people and explore this crazy, beautiful world and meet the crazy, beautiful folks in it.
* I wrote this a few days after the sickest concert experience of my life! More of my pics at the bottom.
Concert Tickets- $115.00 each.
Speeding Ticket- $95.00
Seeing Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Jean, Matthew Santos, Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Kanye West on the Glow in the Dark Tour 14th row center…
“This tour will go down in history and I will go up in history.”- Kanye West
“This tour will go down in history and I will go up in history.”- Kanye West
So I couldn’t just not write about it, esp.since I’ve been thinking about it for two days straight (and probably will be thinking about for the next two weeks like a mad woman). I’ve been to a good amount of concerts but this is the best concert I’ve ever been to and probably will ever go to.
The show was amazing! point. blank. period. When I found out who was on the bill I was like, “Man, some of my favorite artist? I gotsa go!". And then I found out, wow, they aren’t coming to STL and Im have class that day...fuck. On Kanye's blog, he kept talking about how the set was crazy and how dope the show would be but I didn’t understand until I saw a and my mouth dropped. Then all these video blogs pop up basically saying it will "change your life”and how it is so “inspiring” and then P.Diddy does one later where he says,“the concert changed my life," and "I was so impressed and inspired. I fell in love with hip hop again."
So Im like fuck it, I will go wild and crazy kids if I dont see this show, so I ended up getting some tickets that day. Eventhough N.E.R.D wasnt at the Quad City show on that I went to on 6/12 I think it was better b/c the Chicago seats sucked and Quad City is a smaller arena! I ended up with some dope seats on the floor, inside aisle, so close to Ye and friends! And fyi, N.E.R.D was not there but eff them. lol
We couldn’t bring in cameras but of course being the paparazzi I am, I snuck it in anyway. We bought our dope shirts and went in just in time for Lupe. And of course, he was so dope! Nikki Jean and Matthew Santos were there and they were hella good as well. Then Lupe says, “So this is the last date on the Glow in the Dark Tour. And you know what they say about the last? We save the best for last!” I was very geeked at this point, lol, I didnt know it was the last show. But of course, Lupe was dope.
Then Rihanna comes out... hella pretty as expected. And she did “Paper Planes”, a Beenie Man cover, and “That Thing” by Lauryn Hill. Then she sang “Don’t Stong the Music” and this dude comes out with a red hoodie and a Jabbawockeez mask looking like a Kappa. Lol Me and Leslie knew it was Chris Brown and we were being such dorks about it, flibling all around. He was up there messing with her acting hella goofy and she kept bugging up but hardly anyone realized it was him. Then he came out later w/o the mask and sang “Umbrella/Cinderella” with her and they are too cute together. And then come to find out later, while she was performing it was like and there was a freaking tornado and a crazy flood. But anywho then the 30 intermission… then ya boy.
Kanye to the...FUCKING KILLED IT! I have so much more respect for him, it’s not even funny. And he has every right to be the cocky ma' fugga he is! His show was inspiring, seriously(especially for someone who has always dreamed of being a singer). All the songs meshed together with his story(of being lost in space) perfectly and it was like every movement was a picture. The set was so dope, the lights were sick(kinda reminds me of the Coldplay iTunes commercial, lol) and the pics don’t do it justice. The show was just hype. I loved the performances to “I Wonder” “Flashing Lights” “Good Life” “Heard Em Say” “Jesus Walks” “Spaceships” “Stronger” and “Touch the Sky” and everyone was spazzing out and throwing up the rock. "Touch the Sky" was especially dope b/c Lupe came back out and at the end they just stood back to back with their arms crossed looking like the two flyest niggas on planet Earth, lol.“Hey Mama” was sweet and I noticed this older white lady crying in the audience who was there with her daughter. Lol BTW, he said he made his first beat 4 days ago in 8 months since his mom passed and that the tour was a way to “Let me go crazy in a good way, instead of the wrong way.” But here are some of my fav. quotes:
Kanye: "Who are you?" Stars: "We are shooting stars." Kanye: "Well Im Kanye to the." Stars: "Of course we know who you are. You are the biggest star in the uuuuniiiiverse."
“I'm through being fake! You thought I was cocky before?! I don’t care who you are! Madonna, Biggie, Michael Jackson,The Beatles, Elvis, Tupac. Im coming for your spot! The greatest of all time!!!!" -Kanye
Kanye: I cant believe were back on this planet. I mean Ive been away for so long..all I need is some pussy.Jane(his spaceship): I can help you with that.“
"This tour will go down in history and I will go up in history." -Kanye