when I saw Kinja has not been acting right was: I guess Erin Gloria Ryan finally made good on that threat....

Second thought: Maybe Kinja is taking a break on a holiday.....

Third thought: It's also Monday.....nobody likes to work on Monday especially Kinja.

Then my after thought was: Wait, Kinja doesn't like to work any day of the week...


Odds and Ends:

  • Nothing happened at work this morning(I wasn't arrested but I still have tonight to get through) except I became very sad at 7a when we was leaving. My confidant, partner in no fucks were found (someone pointed out that we left 0s off of 01/08/14 because apparently 1/8/14 looks wrong...She said without hesitation:"Let me find some fucks in this trash can...nope sorry no fucks were found but I did find your dignity in there."), high school acquaintance, and fellow Black Woman has left my job. I'm sad now. Now tonight I will be alone with the racists/"you don't really know what racism is..." people. Hopefully I can get a 12-hour shift with the team of people I actually like to work with.
  • I am reading The Shadow of the Wind by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I am laughing, crying, and quite intrigue by this book. In other words, I love this book (I'm not finish yet). However, it is making me uncomfortable that one of the side stories involves a Black maid from Cuba. I want to see how the story ends first before I make my judgement. So far in a month I have read: Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington, and For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange(made me hate Tyler Perry more after reading something so beautiful). After I am done with The Shadow of the Wind, I plan on reading the 5 Octavia Butler books that my library has (Thank goodness for Texshare and the Interlibrary Loan system! I can go find more of her work at other Texas libraries.), ALL of bell hooks' books, Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her, along with several others from this list and this one that I originally found on Fuck Yeah Scifi/Fantasy WOC .
  • I wrote something and it was horrible (Io9 concept art writing prompt feature is the work of the devil. Making me write stories and such). So I decided to write about how Womanism has made me evalute by relationship with certain family members. When I stop crying from writing it(and I still have to finish it)...I might publish it(but under a different name because I am pretty sure this one is being watched.)
  • THIS
  • Apparently redface is Oscar worthy....
  • The Racialicious hack is over so head over there and read some great pieces....
  • There is no running water in my apartment right now and I am on my period. Just thought you should know that because I want you to suffer as much as I am suffering right now(probably going to have to take a trip to Grandma's....). THE WATER IS BACK ON!! WOOHOO!!
  • Twitter is one hell of a drug......
  • I'm allergic to something but I have no idea what.....

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