dear white people

kind of amazing. i’ve been thinking a lot about white girls rapping lately, and unlike a decade ago when i was so angry at that little british girl (whose name escapes me now) that my editor called me and asked me what i was going through at that point, i’m actually having pretty lucid and rational thoughts. i’m having all kinds of thoughts, and when i emerge from tea tree/castille soap/baking soda/ing every crevice of my apartment, i’m sure that i’ll put them into words. for now-if anything in this trailer offends you, it’s not the film-it’s you. feel it. accept it. think about it before rejecting it. you need it. i personally can’t wait until october 17, but it will be bittersweet-that will be two days into the post-cj at work. but at least this unrestricted free agent has negotiated a pretty sweet deal going into this season.

soul food junkies

“VEGETABLES ARE SOUL FOOD!”

i had no idea that this wonder-full man had created another movie, let alone this crucial one. shouts to the fort york branch of the library (the latest one) last week for having it, passing strange, and the seasons of my shows that i needed-damages (thoughts coming) and nurse jackie. i’m glad the streetcar stop is working (though i found out after i walked around the long way) and it’s the only time in my life that i’ve ever wanted to live in a condo-library condos? come on, it was made for me…..also, i need to thank the library for the hoopla partnership-it’s the reason i’ve been bumping the new common album back to back to back and it’s the first time in a decade that i’ve been excited about a common album. hashtag, noid.

i don’t know what you know me from-judy greer

“I have been intolerant for years, but the idea for a perfume about it started with some prednisone and a bitch in Starbucks.” (153)

i love actors like judy greer or don cheadle-the ones that stay working and avoid the trappings of “fame” to an extent. the ones that choose to make it about the work. i love that she talks about reading her annoying old journals (i don’t think i could be that brave-though there are enough of them here, though a surprising number of them not here), getting married without shacking up (another advocate for this-i suspect it’s the way to go), and this book in the vein of an easily read life story by a performer went quickly and easily. i’m glad that she was my last red chair interview-i can’t really remember my first at all-so this was a great bookend, or, just an end.

“I just liked listening to my Madonna records, and practicing the piano really cut into that time for me.” (27)

for me, it was whitney’s first album. that was really all i ever wanted to do. the piano wasn’t even second fiddle. i’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with that instrument now that i’m doing the artist’s way again for the first time.

“When life is awesome, it keeps my head from getting too big, and when things are shitty, it reminds me that my life is still pretty awesome.” (231)

“But she always blooms where she’s planted and soon got promoted from regular nurse to running her unit at the hospital.” (23)

now that i’m back among the speaking, and i’ve probably slept for more hours than i’ve been awake since thursday, i can be great-full for the abundance in my life, and the fact that there was a reference to friday night lights within the first two chapters of this book-clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.