Monday, September 30, 2019

“Whippin’ it! Whip that cheese! Whip that cheese, baby.”

From a September 30, 2018 Instagram story of Cardi B.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Hey BLT,
you just really do it for me.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sitting here,
in the dark.
Feeling parched.
Asking when,
everything's been,
stuck in a scene,
that needs to end.
When takeout,
and beer,
just don't appear,
to no longer do the trick,
my dear.
Because it comes down to this,
with a flick of the wrist,
handle that shit.
And be sure to make them miss,
your legendary hiss.
"I think of the days when the sun used to set,
on my empty heart, all alone in my bed.
Tossing and turning, emotions were strong,
I knew I had to hold on."

From the song Waiting for Tonight by Jennifer Lopez.

Friday, September 27, 2019

"Stay in my arms.
Dance with me."

From the song Human Being by Robyn.
"I've tidied up my point of view,
I got a new attitude."

From the song New Attitude by Patti LaBelle.
"Somehow, the wires uncrossed.
My tables were turned.
Never knew I had such a lesson to learn."

From the song New Attitude by Pattie LaBelle. 
"I said to my reflection, 'let's get out of this place.'"

From the song Tempted 1994 by Squeeze. 
Unnecessary.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Bad advice,
wrong decisions.
Sad to do it twice,
false precision.
I need some really good advice.
“Thinkin of a master plan.”

From the song Paid In Full by Eric B. and Rakim.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I went out to eat with my friends Judy and Junho on Sunday. Junho had just returned from a long and leisurely trip, and Judy was still coming off a really busy work season. That was reason enough for us to meet up in the day and have some good ass diner food.

The three of us just blah blahed about this and talked about that. And then I thought this one thing that came up was pretty funny. It was that both of them hadn’t realized that I still write in this blog. I mean, first of all, rude! But second of all, I see where they were coming from.

So the weather is still pretty warm, and I’ve been wearing shorts almost everyday. I’m grateful wearing them is not a big deal at my job. I always pair them with a long sleeve button-down shirt closed to the top so I appear somewhat presentable. But I’ll wear shorts for as long as I can right now. Anything to lighten my laundry haul since I no longer live somewhere that has a washer-dryer. Yup, after years away, I’m back in the laundromat game. For the past two years, I lived in an apartment that had one within the unit. And then for years before that, I lived in places that had them somewhere within the building.

I have so many memories of going to laundromats growing up. I remember in high school waking up at 5am to go to wash my clothes before school started. Oddly, I also used to go to laundromats a lot on my birthday, which is something I remembered after reading back on this blog. Also the laundromat near my old Flushing house was the first place I ever interviewed someone to write a story, which is also another thing I remembered only after reading back on this blog. But going back to a laundromat again right now has been just like riding a bicycle. I am in and out as quickly as possible, and there’s not much else to it.
Was that today?
Single Thought Stories
Caring for Everyone.
Always Not Having Fun.
Tearing Up What’s Been Done.
What’s Next to Come?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dwell,
and feel like hell.

Tell,
and be swell.

Yell,
and we’ll rell.

And for rell,
it’s not a big dell.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

We’re cut from the same word.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

“Like, I just love food. Do you love food? Like, what would I do without food? Nobody’s going to be here for you, but this bitch right here. Nobody. Nobody got your back, like this bitch right here.”

Said by Denzel Dion in his September 18, 2019 IG story. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

"Today is the greatest,
Day I've ever known."

From the song Today by Smashing Pumpkins.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Scratching until it bleeding. It feels so good at first.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Have you ever just wanted to rub your eyes for an entire hour because it feels so good?

Friday, September 13, 2019

Monday, September 09, 2019

“All told, Lady M has accused Mr. Lliviganay of stealing 1,020 cakes worth $89,250.”

From the September 9, 2019, NYT article Worker Stole $90,000 in ‘Lady M’ Cakes and Resold Them, Lawsuit Says. By Michael Gold.

Wow, that guy is in deep shit. All over cakes. But Lady M is pretty damn good so I also get it.
I want to cook.
I want to love.
I want a book,
and all of the above.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Everything feels so different.

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Do shit.
Douche it.
"Um, I thought you were Mary Poppins, but you're more Mary Poppin's off."

Said by the character Jade McKellan in the Netflix show Family Reunion. Season 1, Episode 1.