The inside of my eye looks like the color of a cayenne pepper and feels about as bad as it looks. Should probably do something about it, but HULU beckons.
The lil cuz is about 14 months but so adult: Shuns every button on a tabletop toy but the one that plays Mozart and the telephone Instantly ceases to cry when offered “relaxing tea” and proceeds to voraciously slurp it down. **end of gratuitous baby ogling**
I'm not an anti-gift Grinch
but I feel like now is the time for me to set precedent of not being bound to give or harbor any expectation of gifts. If indeed me and a person within my inner circle shall find any particular item that is perfect for the other and has the resources, it will be given at the most convenient point and the recipient chooses their reaction. Etiquette, schm-etiquette. And none of that stupid...
Some could call it sour grapes,
but even if the scenario reversed and I got more than damn near nothing, my days of deriving joy from this season are probably over. If it truly felt like all the things it represented, I would be obliged, but I’ve barely been able to grasp any true emotion underneath the weight of commercialism and faux-togetherness.
It's high to re-evaluate
who is family. I no longer feel bound to the idiom, “Blood is thicker than water”
I'm not gonna lie...
…it did kinda hurt that the most contact I’ve gotten was asking me: What did you get? What did you get for me? while mentally calculating the net worth of the shiny pretty new things in paychecks and monthly increments and knowing in the back of my mind their things will meet the demise of the damage, thieves, and general neglect not even before the new year meets its halfway...
Ghost of Christmas Past
The thrill is gone All that remain is the carcass of fond memories swaddled in greedy endeavours No intimacy No pleasure Just barely-appeased insatiable appetites for things remain
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-25) →
Robyn (16) Janet Jackson (5) The Jackson 5 (5) Spice Girls (4) Vince Guaraldi Trio (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
christmas. i just can't any more.
The specials. The music. The greed. That monster within so many that rears its ugly head. No more.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-18) →
Spice Girls (20) Janet Jackson (11) Amel Larrieux (6) TLC (6) No Doubt (6) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-11) →
Vince Guaraldi Trio (24) Amy Winehouse (18) The Jackson 5 (15) Yolanda Adams (15) The Roots (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-4) →
Santigold (4) Marina & The Diamonds (3) Paloma Faith (3) Noisettes (3) Janelle Monáe (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Y U No have more commercials than the EPT test, Aerie lingerie, and the Trojan Bareskin condom? Stop peddling your cuffing season gear at me!
…it just gets harder and harder to stomach. There was a complete call-to-action against weird for parents Complete with shunning kids with louder hair colors, tattoos, and piercing. I somehow sense they were linking it all to devil worship, but WHY? Gee, what happened to “come as you are”? Things got completely laughable when they started to name drop Harry Potter and...
Secretly wishing Outkast would do another...
…but ditch the low-rent screenplay for a visual sci-fi conception of the entire Dungeon Family plus some Atlantic Records people (Estelle, B.O.B., Lupe). Just imagine the collaboration possibilities…
tabi Bonney “Feeling More” Featuring Nicole Wray [MUSIC VIDEO] Really love this video. A lot going on in the natural hair department. The high key lighting is just so beautiful. I’m willing to bet it was shot with a DSLR. I love that it’s not so huge on concept but still so fun.