Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Little Mermaid from a Parental View

The Little Mermaid has always been my favorite movie. I couldn't even tell you how many times I've seen it because I would literally watch it and then rewind the vhs and watch it again. I LOVED this movie and still do. However, watching it as an adult- specifically as a mother is a tad bit different than watching it as a child. So as I watch this with my two kids who begged me to put it in (win!), I'm going to share my reactions.

King Titan mentions Ariel is 16 and this little girl has the nerve to say she's not a child. Giiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrlllll.... yes you are! You are a child. Have a seat until you're 24.

"Bet you on land, they understand, that you don't reprimand your daughter."
-SMH just proving how young and naive you are and that you need to listen to your daddy.

Ariel just rescued Eric and is all up on him but really she needs to get her barely clothed, underage fin back under the sea.

You love him? You stalked him once and now you love him? SMH. Now, I know that what your dad did was a little harsh but he warned you.... all you had to do was listen and not go back up to land. This is just as much your fault. 

Does this look like someone you should trust? Yes she's fabulous, but she does not look like someone who does favors out of the goodness of her heart. Now, go home so you can learn a little bit about life before you start making stupid life altering choices.

Sebastian: Ok, this is bad. I gotta go tell your dad so he can fix this and have everything go back to normal. Ugh! No, I can't. You'll be miserable forever.
-Sebastian..... WHAT?! The fucking King's 16 year old daughter just ran away, sold her soul to an evil sea witch just so she can go on land and try to be with this dude she sorta kinda met just once. You don't think maybe that her father knowing these details is a tad bit more important than her being angry for a few days before she gets over it and moves on to something else? No? K.

Meanwhile under the sea: King Titan is totally freaking out worried about his daughter being lost. This is literally heartbreaking to me. I remember when I was a kid, I'd think "Good. You should have listened to Ariel and been nicer to her. Maybe now you will learn." and that makes me want to slap my younger self in the face. Poor guy is crying. :(

We're still not telling the King/protective dad? No? K.

What happens when your stupid, underage child signs a contract with an obviously untrustworthy person you told her to stay away from because she wanted to go after a guy you told her to stay away from? Answer: She eventually realizes she was wrong but it's way too late and everything is fucked and all she can do is say "Sorry daddy! I didn't mean to!" Yeah well that's exactly why he told you not to do the things you decided to do anyway. He's older and wiser and knows what's up. You didn't know but he did. LISTEN TO YOUR PARENTS!

Is it wrong that I really want this to be the ending of the movie? This should be a cautionary tale to young people. This is what happens when you don't listen to your parents kids.... everyone dies and the evil witch becomes queen.

Well, after this we all know that the ultra happy ending comes where the dad lets his underage child marry the guy she's known for days and who only fell in love with her because of her voice and looks and everyone lives happily ever after. So yeah... I have a slightly different perspective on this movie now that I have a daughter who I know will be just as hard headed and unwilling to listen to me even though I'm right about everything. But I still love it!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Beyonce > Kim?

I feel like it's stupid to even ask this question because everyone has a general consensus that Beyonce, even if she isn't your queen B, definitely reins over Kim K. It seems that even Beyonce feels this is true and can't even stand to be near Kim at any point. Then everyone condones Bey for acting like a child around Kim by saying "well, I wouldn't want to be around her either!"

I find this ridiculous. How is Beyonce better than Kim? Truly, I'd like to know. Let's chat....

Both these ladies have the exact same talent: Getting millions of people to pay attention to them and spend their hard earned money on their stupid shit. Beyonce can "sing". She has such an amazingly ok voice. She's right up there with Britney and Jennifer Lopez. Somehow she's convinced her fans that she has an above average voice. She doesn't.

lol ok that's not fair. Everyone has a bad day. Her crime is just having an 
extremely boring voice that mirrors her non personality

I give JLO and my personal favorite, Brit a pass because they at least have personality and aren't trying to come off as better than anybody. They're more like I'm like you but I really love to dance and sing so this is my job. I respect that. Beyonce acts like she has this shut down the house kind of voice and that it makes her above other people. So to say she has a talent is a little bit of a stretch if you're talking about her singing.

Kim's talent is making an actually hot sex tape (not because of her but daaaaaaaamn Ray J!) and then building a motherfucking empire off of it! Ray hasn't been able to do much from that tape besides shitty VH1 shows about his slutty love life. If I remember correctly, people knew Paris before her tape came out, that just launched her more. But Kim... she was nonexistent until this tape. Next thing I know she has a show that created 2 spin offs, made her entire fucking family famous, a clothing line, a make up line, a perfume line (right? I don't remember accurately. I can't keep up all that well with the Kardashians) and a mobile game that alone, would make her a millionaire. I mean.... WHAT??!!

Ok so what they both have going for them, is the same talent of super businesswomen with pimplicious parents with questionable morals.

I always feel like someone is joking when they say Yonce has class. But then they look at me dead serious and I get confused. Like, you guys know that it's just a facade she puts up and that's why she's never in the public eye like that because she doesn't want to break that facade, right? Anytime I hear anything remotely interesting about Beyonce, it's because she was being downright dirty or downright bitchy. She's not classy, she just knows to shut her mouth up. At all times. Even though this makes her as interesting and relatable as the wall. But let's just go through a few classy things that is of Beyonce:

Her drinking watermelon....and many other thangs happening. And OH! my favorite classy Bey moment :D

I'm not judging though. I feel that she knows how to play the game, as does Kim. I feel that they're both beautiful women and they can flaunt that all they want. But why does that make one a whore and the other classy? Shit, Kim's sextape came from her having sex with her long time boyfriend. Beyonce is having sex with her long time husband and singing about it. Same thing. And fucking yes, it is the same thing because they're both putting their sex out there and making it public knowledge.

Let's not act like one of the two of them hasn't been involved with a controversy. Kim had the sex tape and the short marriage. Ok. Beyonce had the fake pregnancy and the trying to shut down the whole floor of a damn hospital where there were NICU babies. I personally feel that Yonce's issues are much worse but you could easily argue that they may not be true because we know nothing about Beyonce whatsoever. Shit, I auto respect anyone that puts their stuff out there, good or bad because at least you know who you're dealing with. Someone who can't be straightforward and has to have everyone else speak on your behalf is hiding something *cough*Bill Cosby*cough*. So for all we know Beyonce has done much worse but I guess it makes her better because she's not forthright and hasn't gotten caught yet?

Let's just get down to the meat of it. I don't feel that Kim is better than Beyonce but I certainly don't feel that Beyonce is better than fucking anyone. They're two in the same. They're both privilege little girls that's had no real life struggle who grew up and wanted to be more. They had a mom and dad who eventually divorced and siblings who they're very close with. They came into their own, dated other super rich dudes, fell in love with a rapper, married and had an adorable child and took tons of photos of themselves. Their job now is to keep their names in everyone's mouths no matter how pathetic.  And I mean pah. the. tic.  For Beyonce to dismiss Kim and act holier than thou makes me think less of her (IFFFFFFF it's true. I barely believe anything that the media says. Let's be honest here with that.) They really have a lot in common. For everyone else to think miss Yonce on her knees with better than Kim makes me think they can't see beyond the smoke screen that both these ladies put up. They both do, so they can make as much money as possible.

Plus guys.... they're both in the illuminati so I mean.... twinsies!

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Last night I had a dream about my ex. It's a reoccurring dream that I have every now and then but differs each time. Same place (his old apartment), same colors (like a dirty gray and black. It's always dirty), and same situation (he's moving/moved and I'm there for whatever reason). The dream can make me feel nothing but it's usually a nightmare that makes me feel awful and uncomfortable. I have to try to shake it off during the day because it just sticks. This time the dream was kinda happy. It was not happy, but leaning more towards that than anything else. Although, when I woke, I felt really.....gross, uncomfortable, troubled.

So the dream was just that my ex and I were in his old apartment. He was packing up to leave and I was there. He asked me to be there. I'm just kinda hanging around, looking around while we talk. We're being friendly to each other. So while he's going through things, I start finding MY things! This is exciting to me because each of the million and one times he kicked me out, there were things of mine that got left (naturally. No ever leaves a home with 100% of their things, you always forget something or other.) but he'd always tell me that nothing was there. I'd never see these items again and always would wonder where the hell they went (most likely in the trash can). So in my dream, being able to see all my lost items was like finding a treasure. I don't remember most of the things, but the perfume I had sticks out in my mind. Which is funny because I never lost my perfume there. At least, not the one I remember in the dream. Anyway, that's all I remember and that in the dream it was a good experience.

I don't like remembering/dreaming/thinking/seeing my ex. Ever. He is the monster hiding in my closet. I associate nothing but the worst feelings anyone could ever feel with him so even the best dream about him will make me feel like absolute shit. Then later today, something pretty innocuous happened. But it just feels like such a slap in the face and sign that bad things are to come. Maybe it's because of the dream but maybe I'm right about this because I'm actually really amazing at noticing and finding patterns and there is a definite pattern I'm seeing here and I don't fucking like it. I don't know how many times I've noticed a small action or change and I was right in questioning it because it lead to complete destruction.

We'll see soon enough I guess.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What Men Want

People are always asking about what women want. I find it kind of insane. Women maybe complicated but when it comes to men- it's pretty easy. We want a man to protect us, support us and show/give love. And be mind blowing in bed (which can be learned so don't worry if you're not there yet.) I don't care what anyone says, that's basic needs for every human on earth so if you say you don't want or need any of those things (minus the bed thing. That's strictly for non asexuals who are in relationships) then you're lying to yourself or don't understand what those things really mean. Beyond that, everything is a want.

What I find curious is what men want. For myself, I've fallen in love with any man that's given me those basics. I mean.... they'd eventually stop and that's where the problems arose. But as long as they were, I was theirs. But I've found that I would give men that and they'd be less than interested. So what do men want? *shrugs* Ebony asked a few men this question and they responded. Let's go over their answers and why it's bullshit! :D

Ebony: What does a man really want from a woman or life partner?

Shadan: A lot of times, women get really frustrated with us because they think men are more complex then we are. Men, in general, are simple: We want peace, tranquility and happiness. 
The BS: That's not an answer. This is so vague. What brings you peace, tranquility and happiness     isn't going to bring the next guy peace, tranquility and happiness. A better, more truthful answer       would instead include the things that give him that. I think what annoyed me about this is that prefaces this deceivingly easy answer with saying that what he wants is simple. What if what brings him peace is for his woman to be his kitchen slave and cater to him 24/7? What if what's tranquil to him is his wife joining him in putting hooks in his skin and hanging from the ceiling? What if his happiness is having someone blow him at least 20 times a day? I mean that IS complicated and hard. Not every woman can give him that, there's some that could but not all. 
Eric: Peace of mind and compliance. Certain things work and some won't. You understand me, I understand you and we both comply. 
The BS: Ok, this makes sense but again, very vague. If I understand correctly, he just wants there to be a mutual understanding on all things. However, it's so vague, I'm not totally sure what that even means. Do you want your girl to just automatically understand everything about you and not question anything (hence the compliance)? Or do you want to discuss everything so you two can understand each other even if you don't agree or come to a conclusion with some disagreements? There's a big difference.  
Michael: I want fulfillment in every facet of my life. 
The BS: Ok.... me too. What does that mean for you? While reading this, I was annoyed at how vague these men are. And THEN they always wonder why women don't understand them! Smh. Men always do this where they something that means nothing and us women have to sit back and wonder what they hell the guy meant.
Corey: I just want a home-cooked meal. If I can come home to a good meal every night, man....
The BS: My initial thought was "how young is this kid?" I looked to see Corey's age- 26, no kids. Hm. Ok. That makes sense then. I'm not saying that his answer is bullshit, it's just immature. I don't mean that in a bad sense, just in a realistic sense. Because honestly, this just sounds like a kid who's in college who's been surviving on ramen and candy. In that situation, sure, I'd fall for anyone that cooked me real food every night too. So there'd probably be a lot of work.... no, a lot of patience needed in helping him realize what a relationship is and how to navigate. 
Roger: I want to be myself without being judged. I don't want to have to watch what I say and do. I want to remain the same man I was when you met me. 
The BS: At first, I was like YES! A real answer! You want to be able to be yourself! Absolutely! Then I was like well.... he kept harping on that though and added nothing else. Then I reread what he said and thought about what it means. He wants to be himself without being judged- so he feels that he will be judged for being himself... either very insecure or he's come across women who probably had good reason to judge him. He doesn't want to watch what he says and does- Ok, I'm down with that since I feel that way myself. However, my husband has taught me that even though I love saying whatever I want, my words word hurtful and mean. So yeah, I want to say whatever comes to my mind but I didn't want to hurt. He probably has the same problem if people are telling him to censor himself aka he's kind of a dick and doesn't want to change that. He wants to remain the same man he was when you met him- why? Who really ever wants that? When you first meet someone, you SHOULD be on your best behavior. Please, thank you, can we have some intercourse please? You're selling yourself to this person, showing off the money beet that lives inside you. When you get closer, more comfortable, been together longer, that's when it's more- Stop, Shhhh, we're going to fuck right now. That's when you get to be more yourself, a little more ugly. But this person is basically saying he's a dick upfront and wants to keep it that way forever. I then looked back at his bio and it confirmed my suspicions: 46 years old, 3 kids and single. He also mentioned several times that he NEVER wants to marry. Don't worry boo, sounds like no one will ever want to marry you.

Jeffrey: Peace of mind. You have to know that when the football game is on, we can talk later. Understanding. It's hard to come to that happy medium.
The BS: None. This is a real answer. He's saying he wants to compromise. He wants his own time yes, but he will be sure to give you time too. It's not one or the other. He needs you to understand that and not get angry when he's spending some of his time doing what he wants. Just know that after that it's you time. God! He even said he wants a happy medium! Love this one! Looking back, he'd answer all of Ebony's questions pretty perfectly. This one is a keeper.
Alvin: I can create happiness on my own. But when we're spending our alone time together, are we arguing? Are you stressing me out? I want peace. Are you helping me relieve stress, or are you the cause of my stress?
The BS: This answer wasn't necessarily bad. It just left me with a raised eyebrow and some questions. The thing is, when you tell someone what you want or don't want in a relationship, you're telling what you have been through in past relationships that you didn't like. So, I'm just wondering what happened in his last relationship. It could be that it just didn't work and they were fighting because they shouldn't have been together and he doesn't want that fighting. It could also be that there were very serious issues and there were very reasonable  reasons to fight and argue. Another thing I picked up on.... it could be nothing but rubbed me the wrong way.... Jeffrey's answer was very we. WE can talk later. Understanding (in this context is a we). Happy medium (we-centric). Alvin is very  I can, I want, help me, stressing me.... very all about himself and how your actions effect him. I didn't like that. Of course, the question is about him. But that doesn't mean he can't incorporate we. Just sayin. 

I didn't incorporate the other questions Ebony asked because I really felt this one question was extremely revealing. And really it ultimately shows that men don't really know what they hell they want. Or at least can't clearly explain it so that they could get it. Maybe these manipulative men who say they told us exactly what they wanted from the get go aren't being lying assholes. Maybe they felt they did and just don't realize that when they talk, gibberish bullshit comes out instead. Which is why women always need a council of friends to decode every action and word and tone to understand what the fuck you guys are even saying. Let's face it. Men are from Mars and Women are from Earth.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Aaliyah: The Princess of Lifetime

Ok so I just finished watching the Aaliyah movie that everyone hated. I tried to go in with an open mind but as it started, I knew my mind was already swayed to hate it. But.... I continued watching it. Guys, it's not that bad. Lemme rephrase: Guys, it's not THAT bad.

Here's the issue: it won't bring you closer to Aaliyah. You may learn some things or whatever but you're not going to feel like you're watching Aaliyah and her life. That's a pretty big issue.

Movies are fun because they transport you into that world. It's always been my favorite way to escape. For a few hours, my life wasn't my life. My world wasn't this world. It's the best! Biopics are fun because you get transported into a celebrity's life. You connect with that celebrity and learn new things about them and their world. You get to (in a sense) be this person. So your heartbreaks when their heart breaks or anything bad happens, you're elated when good things happen. You feel them. This movie seems to subtract every way you could possibly connect in that sense. No music (because Aaliyah's family wouldn't allow it), no one looked like their real life counterparts (I had to google what Damon Dash actually looks like and Missy! LMAO! Come on now....).

Not even close Lifetime

Now, this was very hard for me to connect to because I wasn't an Aaliyah fan. Not that I disliked her, but that wasn't the type of music I listened to back then. I know the very basics of her life, so this movie should have been a really good intro to her and her music. Like when I watched Britney's For the Record. I mean, I was already a fan, but after watching that... I became a stan. I fell in love with her. I fell even more in love with her music. I went from casual fan to her being a piece of me. (Britney Army! Back me up! This totally isn't creepy :D) So watching a good biopic as a non fan who's curious, should absolutely make you a casual fan. If not of the music, then of the person. This had no effect on me because I wasn't watching Aaliyah, R. Kelly, Missy or any of them. I was watching the most upbeat Lifetime movie I've ever seen.

Which brings me to why this movie isn't all that bad. Ignore the fact that this is a movie about Aaliyah for a moment.... Now, how good was that Lifetime movie guys!? It was the least creepy stalker killer-y! Although, I do love those creepy stalker killer movies. This was a standard Lifetime movie. And I looooooooooove Lifetime movies. We all do. That's why we keep giving these biopics a chance. I enjoyed it very much.... as a regular made for TV/waste my time movie. But yes, as an Aaliyah biopic- it fucking failed so hard and sucked. I feel like I learned nothing because I couldn't connect to any of the characters and I wanted to get to know her music without having to actually look for it, I still don't know her music and since I'm not a fan, I'm not really inclined to look for it.

*shrugs* Perhaps we'll stop watching the Lifetime biopics and then they'll learn. LOL that'll never happen. Hopefully, Aaliyah's family can make the real movie happen, so we can actually enjoy that one.

Love and Hip Hop Hollywood- Gossip Girls

Ok, I have been enjoying my ratchet shows and mostly not having anything to say about them too much. Bitches gonna bitch and ho's gonna ho. What else would you expect?

However, what started off as the most boring and unexciting Love and Hip Hop franchise, has turned into the most annoying and infuriating with all the bitchassness going on.

So I'm watching the last episode and Berg and Masika are just messy. First off- why the hell would someone invite a woman they dislike and want to stay away from to a party just so said girl can see them be all over other women? "So she can get it through her head that we're over" is not a real fucking reason. To me, only a loser ass dickhead would do that. The kind of guy that would hit on his girl.....

What MIGHT actually work is if Berg actually stayed away from Hazel. He keeps calling her, texting her, getting with her. Of course Hazel thinks y'all serious cuz you're acting like it stupid! Stay away and she'll get the hint that she's supposed to be away dumbass!

Then here's Masika... why is this girl taking "sweet pleasure" out of torturing Hazel E? What the hell did Hazel ever do to you? As far as I can see, her biggest mistake was confiding to a fake ass slore. If he can give you a record deal, you better fuck him, right Masika? SMH. This bitch is gonna tell Hazel how she's delusional because she doesn't want Berg and would never be with him and then go on to date him after he says "song is yours" and the dollar signs stop spinning in your eyes long enough for you to show up at a party with him just to rub it in Hazel's face. It makes no damn sense! Have a seat girl. 

Anyway.... how believable was Ray saying "I don't even remember the last time I rented anything." LMAO. I never seen him acting, but if that was an indicator, he fucking sucks. 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Deep Breath. Deep Sigh.

There's just been so much going on. Emotionally. It's been years since I've written a poem and I generally fucking hate my poetry. But it always has helped express what I feel, create an outlet for me. So here's my shitty poem that I hate but made me feel better.

thumping thumping
up the stairs
into the room we share
solitary yet thump thump
thumping thumping
the mattress must be possessed
i grab your fingers
suck at the tip
force them to penetrate me
feel my soul
together thump thump
you touch it
caress it
pet it
thump thump thump
squeeze it
choke it
suffocate it
thump thump
red everywhere