Lunch Break Chronicles

The Lunch ChroniclesYour Mission (should you choose to accept it) is to make it to Friday by any means necessary! Here are 3 things to help you make that happen:

1. Adult Coloring Books – This concept may seem a bit juvenile, but let me tell you that adult coloring books have saved me from losing my mind in the work place! Coloring helps calm and de-stress the mind, think of it as meditation but with colored pencils.

2. Pokémon Go – AKA go outside and walk people! I can’t stress enough the importance of fresh air! So, grab a sandwich in one hand, grip your phone in the other, and catch some amazing Pokémon along the way.

3. Just take a nap already! – When all else fails, go sit in your car or under your desk and get your life, hontey! Studies show that ‘Adult Naps’ (15-20 min) can improve memory, focus, and creativity. I know I can’t be the only one who’s taken a break room nap or two.   

I challenge you to try at least one suggestion to help you power through this work week. Remember, the reward for a great week worked is a great weekend!

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#QuoteOfTheDay

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#QuoteOfTheDay

One of my literary idols, Zora Neale Hurston, wrote this quote in “How It Feels to Be Colored Me”, in The World Tomorrow (May 1928). “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It is beyond me.”

Rules for Interacting with the Police

Disclaimer: Please excuse me while I take an ‘Interlude From Positivity’ to address some foolishness.

It has been brought to my attention that Black people need rules in order to interact properly with the police. formationstillshot

Now, it makes more sense to me to educate police officers on how to use tactical disengagement BEFORE they use deadly force, but I’ll entertain ignorance for a minute.

Just let me point out that a Black man named Charles Kinsey was shot in Miami, while sitting on the ground with his hands up! Another Black man, Terrence Crutcher, was shot in Tulsa because he was ‘perceived as a threat’, even though he was walking away from the police, with his hands up! stop-shooting-us

Even with these clearly recorded incidents, people still choose to discuss how Black people can avoid getting shot by 5-0. So, I’ve compiled my own list of rules that Black people can use during our law enforcement encounter(s):

1.       Don’t Be Black.

2.       If you are black: Rip your skin off, bleach it, then put it back on.

3.       Don’t stand, sit, walk, blink, breathe, or move any extremities too fast or too slowly.

4.       If you do run, move in serpentine patterns, in hopes of avoiding a direct hit.

5.       Pray that someone is recording the incident, so your name can become a hashtag.

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All sarcasm aside, don’t give us bullshit tips on how to avoid racism AND bullets, when they’re fired.

Don’t insult our intelligence! The issue is NOT our actions. my-big-duh

Address the REAL issue, which is how Black people are perceived by law enforcement, and the false assumptions often made when some officers encounter people of color.

Because at the end of the day, Black people have the right to make it home to our families just as much as the boys and girls in blue.

–The Kinky-Haired Girl

Is Dating 1 Person Really Enough?

Dating Your Favorite FiveRemember the infamous old beggin’ ass line from the movie ‘She’s Gotta Have It’? Please Baby, Please Baby, Please Baby Baby Baby Please!!

Well, Netflix just announced that they’re creating a series based on the groundbreaking film and Spike Lee is directing all the episodes. Spike is back working, look at Gawd! The movie centered around a woman who couldn’t decide what kind of man she wanted to date, so she decided to date 3 at the same time! 

Shade Alert: Rihanna immediately popped into my head for Nola, the leading lady.

All shade aside, this news did make me think, is it really necessary to assemble an all-star lineup for dating in the real world? Is dating 1 person enough to satisfy all your needs AND wants? I’m not just talking about sex. Get your minds out of the gutter! What about emotional needs, humor, romance, finance, etc.? 

Now, if you’re in a committed relationship/marriage don’t get your panties or boxers in a bunch. This is definitely not a ‘side piece’ conversation.

No, I’m simply asking can you really get all you need/want from 1 person OR is it possible to get different things, of equal value, from multiple people? Is this too far-fetched?

Tell me what you think!

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Lunch Beak Chronicles

Lunch Break Chronicles

It’s sooo hard to come back to work after a 3-day weekend! You and I both know, the only ‘ME’ time you’ll get during the day is on your lunch break. Now, regular people will only use this time to eat, but………..Here are 3 things you can do (during your ‘ME TIME’) to take back your serenity.

1.       Listen to Pandora/Apple MusicStream, Stream, Stream! Zone out, vibe out, or rock out to your favorite beat! Studies have shown that music relaxes and refocuses the mind.

2.       Perform an impromptu dress rehearsalYes, I am guilty of window shopping during my lunch break! I’ll select a few cute outfits, take a dozen fitting room selfies, and put everything back on the rack, and walk out of the store. But you know what? It makes me feel great! #FittingRoomModel

3.       Step outside This may sound unnecessary but, if you work in the office, you need to get out from under those florescent lights and breathe some fresh air. Trust me, it does wonders for your soul.

I challenge you to try at least one suggestion to help you power through this work week. Remember, the reward for a great week worked is a great weekend!

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5 Tips To Enjoy Your Next Cruise Vacay!

CruiseBoatHey peoples, long time no hear from! This kinky-haired girl has just returned from a 5-day Caribbean cruise and I had such a blast! I would love to share a few things I learned during my much-needed break. So check out these: 5 Tips To Enjoy Your Next (or 1st) Cruise Vacation! 

#1: Tip Your Porter!! This is the best embarkation tip I can5 tips to enjoy your cruise vacation give if you want your luggage to actually make it to your room and NOT in the lost and found like mine did! Trust me, it is NOT a good feeling to realize the ship is sailing away and you still don’t have your bags! The thought of having only 1 pair of clothes on a 5-day cruise makes me freak the f*ck out! Luckily, there is a hidden room on every ship that houses all the cheap people’s lost luggage. My advice: Abide by the unspoken rule and tip your MF’n porter! It’s worth it. Continue reading

Marley Songs

Marley Songs kinky haired girl

Feel the music

Feel it in your bones

As the marrow moves from side to side

To sway the bones, then muscles,

Then blood vessels, then skin.

The movement starts in your soul Continue reading