Almost a year since I heard this under the stars. Thanks Martin! It makes me just as happy now as it did then!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
much love & glitter,
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
*yes, Chris Rock might find this cause for derision. Fuck it.
"You know the worst thing about niggas? Niggas always want some credit for some shit they supposed to do. For some shit they just supposed to do: A nigga will brag about some shit a normal man just does. A nigga will say some shit like, "I take care of my kids."
You're supposed to, you dumb mothafucka. What are you talkin' about? What are you braggin' about? What kind of ignorant shit is that?
"I ain't never been to jail."
What do you want, a cookie?
You're not supposed to go to jail you low expectation having mothafucka."
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Happy Patrick's Day everybody. Or Miss Patrick's Day. Depending on your 5 year old.
A Wish for a Friend
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
but I'm hoping someone will tell me. Maybe the universe is. I had this song in my head on Saturday. Not sure where it came from. And Sunday morning, at the Churchof the Bloody Mary, someone put it on the jukebox*. It's stuff like this that makes me wonder about reality and my own personal movie. God, I love old New Order. Not a bad soundtrack, even if none of this exists.
*i looked around for danny, but apparently he was astral projecting from Philly if he was responsible.
Monday, March 10, 2008
I highly recommend the link.
"Hey kids -
Most of you know that I now have a full time sub job until the end of the year. In a Kindergarten. With 20 boys and 10 girls. If you want to know what that looks like, check out :43 here.
I hope you can forgive me if I'm slightly neglectful or flakey. I love you all and will be at whatever events I can possibly muster energy. It's tiring staying one step ahead.
I hope you all are well and excited for Spring! drop me a line."
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
1. Find a place you trust and then try trusting it for a while.
2. General duties of a student: pull everything out of your teacher, pull
everything out of your fellow students.
3. General duties of a teacher: pull everything out of your students.
4. Consider everything an experiment.
5. Be self-disciplined. This means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to
follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be
self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.
6. Nothing is a mistake. There is no win and no fail. There is only make.
7. The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people
who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch on to things.
8. Don’t try to create and analyze at the same time. They’re different processes.
9. Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you
10. “We’re breaking all of the rules. Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By
leaving plenty of room for X quantities.” - John Cage.
Helpful hints: Always be around. Come or go to everything always. Go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully often. Save everything, it might come in handy later.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
(yes, this post has a million links. I usually don't click on links in posts. but you totally should. I tried to make them worthwhile. at least to me.)
Friday, January 25, 2008
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that I'm here. It just boggles my mind.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I first witnessed the genius of Saul Williams in 1998(?) watching a 6 part series on PBS entitled "I'll Make Me a World". He had just won the the Nuyorican Poets Grand Slam Champion in 1996. I've sought him out ever since. I've seen him a handful of times. Was too shy to do more than shake his hand when introduced. His newest album was produced by Trent Reznor, which seems both odd and perfect. I love this cover. I'm not smart enough to know how to link multiple videos, so others will follow.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Personally, I was stuck for a theme for this year. But, I realized early on that I was having epiphanies about some major issues. In order to grab the rhyme, I thought of the fake word "epiphinate" in 2008, with the idea of the equally atrocious verbifying on the word conversation to "conversate". I was floating it by Adam by saying, "first I conversate, then I ephphinate!". He pointed out that I said it in the same voice as "You gotta recognize your sedimentary rock formations." and I lost my shit.
Here's the SNL transcript...only funny if you have the visual (I'm sorry). As for the epiphinating...I wish I would get bombarded by sedimentary rock formations or be chased by cave creatures, because I've finally faced some hard facts.
Oh, and I also appear 7th on the google search for "yo, jo jessica". odd.
06i: Justin Timberlake
Flip Flop.....Jason Sudeikis
K Smoove.....Kenan Thompson
Cave creature.....Seth Meyers
Cave creature.....Bill Hader
[ TV Show theme song begins with credits for each character ]
Trey-J: Yo! Yo! Yo! Yo!
All [ rapping ]: We're the Hip Hop Kids and we're on the way. We're going to help you dance your troubles away. We study hard and stay in school. Go on adventures, it's always cool. We the Hip Hop Kids.
Jo-Jessica: Check it!
Trey-J: Before you wreck it.
[ display of episode number and title screen ]
Announcer: Episode 42: Yo, Yo, Yo! How we gonna get outta this mine shaft, yo!
[ Keisha, Jo-Jessica, and Trey-J are at front of stage with Flip Flop and Girlie-t enter from the back of stage ]
Trey-J: Ok, team, what's the repooort.
Girlie-t: Yo, these shafts are straight closed up.
Flip Flop: Word, we gonna run outta oxygen soon, yo.
Jo-Jessica: Yo, why'd we take a shortcut through a mineshaft in the first place?
[ Trey-J blows whistle ]
Trey-J: Negativity ain't helpin', Jo-Jessica. We need to get to Douglas High School and do our inspiration Hip-Hop dance or those kids'll start using *druuugs*!
Keisha: Yo, we need to think up an idea-uh.
Trey-J: Well, I only know one way to solve a problem.
Girlie-t: Dance it out.
Trey-J: Tru-dat. K Smoove, drop a beat!
[ K Smoove begins playing music ]
Trey-J [ rapping ]: Yo, yo. We gotta think, yo. We gotta think about a problem and a solution. I don't know if we..
[ cave begins to rumble and Keisha is hit on the head with a rock and falls down ]
Various: Oh no! Oh no!
Jo-Jessica: Yo, that rock hit Keisha on the head, yo. Then that stalagmite fell on her.
Girlie-t: That's a stalagtite, Jo-Jessica. You gotta reckonize your sedimentary rock formations!
Jo-Jessica: Yo, who you calling a bitch, bitch?!
Girlie-t: I never said the word bitch, bitch!
[ Trey-J blows whistle ]
Trey-J: Yo! Twenty second TO. Keisha looks hurt bad, so we need to speed up our exit scratedgy. Let's think.
Flip Flop: Yo, I think better when I'm busting a move, yo.
Trey-J: What!? K Smoove! Show us where out beat's at!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Yo, Jo Jessica, you gotta epiphinate* in 2008.
but, epiphinating (sic) is all I've been doing in the past 8 days.
and trying to deal with some of it. i lied when i said that orange was totally gone from these pages. we had a long conversation tonight that finally separated us. and i said goodbye for good.
i'm ok. and i found this, written a year ago which i should have remembered.
"I’m waiting at the deciding intersection. The whole phone conversation comes flooding back. It was the time I thought I was letting you go, but you turned left instead of right. I was on my couch and you were driving and you stopped at the light. The dead end intersection needed an immediate decision. Even when you came in, I didn’t realize you were choosing me. Then you said, I had to pick a direction. I didn’t mean to surprise you. Let’s go to bed. I’ve thought about that night several times since, especially when later, you didn’t turn left. But waiting there, staring at the red, I realized so much about you and I. Maybe one day, I can verbalize that."
*epiphinate is not a word. i know this. but the google searches for it are hilarious.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I'm super excited that The Wire starts tonight. I have to find me some fancy cable for the next 10 weeks.
The Wire is one of the few well written shows out there. I think Criminal Minds is another. Although I think I may need to stop watching this show about profiling serial killers. I base this on the fact that while driving by the corner where the illegal day laborers make themselves available for anyone who drives by, I thought "if I were a serial killer, I so would drive my creepy white van here, tell them I had a construction project and pick up my prey."
I need to go back to therapy.
Friday, January 04, 2008
I know that I am usually blabbing away on here, whether you wanted to hear it or not. But, I'm actually embarrassed and ashamed at my behavior for one, stupidity for two.
Suffice to say, the color Orange won't be making the blog pages anymore. I feel as stupid as the day that I realized the Walt Whitman bridge was named for the poet, Walt Whitman.