Confessions of a Pessioptimist

I go from Hot, to Cold to Funny. Which am I today?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Mockery or Inspiration?

You be the judge.

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Hotness - 5.22.06

Lim Jeong Hee - "I Can Wait for you"

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Being Grown

I want to preface this by saying that I wasn't going to blog about this but eh.. it's on my mind, I have the time, why not?

The other day I was listening to this afternoon show on the local 'hip hop/R&B' station and the host decided instead of doing his usual mindless answer-these-questions-but-if-you-get-them-wrong-
imma-hang-up-on-you-and-embarrass-you game to discuss the Dateline Pedophile series of stories.

These stories concerned the host a lot, it seemed, and what concerned him even more was that when he opened the lines up for people to call in with their opinions, a girl who identified herself as 15 years old (Keisha, btw) decided to speak her mind.

Here's pretty much how the call went:
Keisha:Hey, this me.
DJ: Okay say what you have to say..
Keisha: okay um.. it's like this... if I wanna do whoeva I wanna do, imma do it, yanno what i'm sayin, and can't nobody do nothin about it..
DJ: You do know it's against that's against the law right?
Keisha: yeah I know but I don't care, imma do what imma do
DJ: So you say you have had sex with an older man before?
Keisha: Yeah...he was 33..and I'd do it again
DJ: ummm.. alright.. thanks for your call

SO... I could sit here and ask the eternal question... WHY? But I already know why. Especially in this day and age, kids think they can do and say anything they want w/o consequences...and the parents (i use this term loosely) LET this happen... why people don't want to act like parents anymore, I don't really know. I don't wanna say it's people being lazy cause.. laziness is not a brand new social construct. Perhaps it is more acceptable to be lazy with your parenting? Maybe.

But teenage girls in particular... (teenage boys too, but im gonna speak on what I have experienced. as I was once a teenage girl) think they know everything and believe that any rules or regulations put to them is chokingly unfair. Unless the teenage girl is mature for her age (MENTALLY!)then most likely she is going to do some things w/o really weighing out the consequences.

This girl Keisha who called in to this show thinks she's grown. It makes me wonder why no one has told Keisha that since she thinks she is so grown and can do what she want, she can pack herself a lil bag with all her shit and go get herself a job and an apartment. Let that suck-ass adult life settle and see how fast she runs back to mommy talkin about she sorry and she didn't realize....Being an adult is NOT the hotness. Though I can't quite say I would wish for my childhood back, I recognize how much easier I had it as a child.

I say all this to say.. bring back corporal punishment.

just kidding.


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Change is goooooood...and cankles

So I hope my readers out there like my new layout... it was time for a change..

yes.. it's purple...

No I'm not obssessed with Prince...
*double takes*

Damn that's a pretty mothafugga.

what was I saying?

oh yeah, purple. I love purple. It was the main color of my wedding, and I keep purple in my office.... so anyway.. while ya'll enjoy the new setting of my blog..

let's talk about a menace to society.


For those of you who are not familiar with CANKLES, they are, in so many words FAT ASS ANKLES.

Now, my ankles ain't the slimmest, nor the trimmest, however, my little brother has recently hit puberty and is in that 'funny lookin' stage... he is now covered with hair, very wolverine-like (it appeared damn near over night) and he now has cankles.. he's not a fat kid, he doesn't know when the newest snacks are coming out, doesn't know when the twinkie with the glitter that shoot in yo mouth is making it's debut, anything like that. He's a little chubby, but not fat.. but his ANKLES went horizontal all of a sudden...

exhibit a:

exhibit b:

This boy is only 14 ya'll.. yet he has the ankles of a 62 year old. Why? Just WHY?

At least they go with his act.

Catch him at the Funny Bone in 15 years... he'll be the black dude with the big ass ankles.

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Hotness - May 12th, 2006

"Written All Over your Face" - Rude Boyz ft. Gerald Levert

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Good Samaritans are Assholes

So, we all know that Gas Prices are basically raping us and not calling in the morning.

Especially for those of us who commute, like myself. I have a great mileage car, but with prices as they are, I have to fill up twice a week....$30 bucks a pop ... when I first got my car in 2005, it took $12 to fill up.


So yesterday, there was a computer 'glitch' at a local gas station.... where the gas was below a penny for the morning rush.

The only reason why the glitch was found out and addressed, was because some asshole told them. Now if that's not hater-quality, I don't know what is.

I mean, isn't it obvious that we are being gipped and over-charged for gas? Why not just take it as a payment for taking it in the ass so well at the pump? Nawww.

And I know this was a white person who did this.

You had to take your ass to the gas station attendant and say something along the lines of..

"heh heh... HI! My name is Mas.Siv Tool, and I just wanted you to know that for some odd reason, I was only charged .022 cents per gallon for gas. Ya wanna uh.. do something about that?"

That's when the gas station attendant shoulda said "Thank You" and shot him/her in the face.

Do I sound bitter? yeah. I won't deny that assessment.

Friday, May 05, 2006

are you afraid?

While listening to my cds this morning on my way to work, I decided to pop in Jill Scott's latest. After listening to "I Am Not Afraid" for the 50th time in my life, I thought to a friend's blog the other day, where he was speaking about how he had so many doubts in his life, and was somewhat afraid of where he was going and how he was going to get there.. if at all.

I think a lot of us 20-somethings... and maybe even 30-somethings and 40-somethings feel that way.

- Am I up to par with my peers?
- Am I living up to my parent's expecations?
- Am I living up to MY expectations?
- Did I make the right career move?
- Did I get the right degree?
- Do people think that I am successful?
- Do people think I am a failure?
- Am I afraid of committment?
- Is my Significant Other afraid of committment?
- I'm a pretty rockin person.. why can't I find my mate?
- Did I move to the wrong city at the wrong time?

To all those questions, I don't have all the answers, cause I, admittedly, ask myself some of those questions. But I will ask this... do you have so many questions and in limbo because you're afraid of taking a chance?

I'm learning more and more in life that you have to take the chance, regardless of what decision you make. Nothing is guaranteed, nothing is a sure thing. But I do notice that many of my peers waffle a lot... afraid of what will happen. Afraid that they are settling. Afraid that they're really incompetent. Afraid to take that next step with a significant other.. because after all.. what if?

I feel like this. If you ask yourself enough what if's, you'll remain in a holding pattern and continually run yourself into a circle, and eventually into a wall.

think about your life right now. Do you have a decision to make? Have you had that decision for a while?

I challenge you to not be afraid... after all, God didn't give ANYBODY the spirit of fear... so that means....:)

Thanks Jilly from Philly. (she does a FABULOUS concert too!)

The Hotness - May 5th, 2006

Stevie Wonder - "Dont You Worry 'bout a Thing"