I'm graduating college tomorrow.
What is life even.
When I applied to work at Olive Garden, this was...
My eleventh grade English teacher was a guy named Paul MacAdam. I got a D in the...– John Green, excerpt from his 2008 speech at the Alan Conference (via speciousstuff)
Countdown: Six Days
till graduation. This is crazy, y’all.
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It's the night before the last day of finals
and I’m forseeing my final academic all nighter, working on my final final paper, with my final final exam tomorrow. Everything’s so close, and yet so far away. But in a way, I’m glad this is being dragged out till the last possible day. It gives a sense of meaning to everything I’m doing. And give me all the more reason to celebrate tomorrow night, and the coming...
Anonymous asked: are you dating any body
It would be a terrible mistake to go through life thinking that people are the...– (via mols)
One of the problems that comes along with writing...
Having a lot of your scholarly articles contradict each other. Now I’m regretting choosing this topic. Especially since I’m pulling another all nighter in the library. Ugh.
I have to read a crapload of articles for my race...
which includes learning about the Tasmanian genocide. White settlers in Tasmania went on killing sprees against the native Tasmanians, shooting dozens of them at a time, poisoning them, and then rounding up all those that remained, shipping them off to another island, tortured them, starved them, and then, by 1869, there were only three native Tasmanians left. After the last man died, his...
I'm graduating in less than 3 weeks..
..is this real life?
I can't WAIT for the day
where I figure out exactly what I’m doing next year. I know what I want now. But it’s getting it that may be the problem…
I swear to God I tried, but when I thought I hit bottom, it started hitting...– Andrea Gibson (via rarararambles)
I haven’t seen my phone charger for a few days now, and it lost all battery power last night. At this point, I’m pretty sure I know where I left it. But I am delaying getting it for as long as possible. I will need to, soon. But not having a phone feels so fucking liberating.
"I worry about things. Sometimes I'll fall asleep...
I’m tired. And anxious. And pretty damn stressed. But I have to keep saying that I’m doing my best.
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is...– James Baldwin (via junkycosmonaut)
Look what I got in the mail!
Guess this means I’m really graduating.
"Rap and Hip-Hop isn't meaningful or complex!"
2Pac: And since we all came from a woman, got our name from a woman and our game from a woman, I wonder why we take from our women. Why we rape our women, do we hate our women? I think it's time to kill for our women, time to heal our women, be real to our women. And if we don't we'll have a race of babies that will hate the ladies that make the babies. And since a man can't make one, he has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one.
Jay-Z: Silly rappers, because we got a couple Porsches, MTV stopped by to film our fortresses. We forget the unfortunate. Sure I ponied up a mill, but I didn't give my time. So in reality I didn't give a dime, or a damn. I just put my monies in the hands of the same people that left my people stranded. Nothin' but a bandit, left them folks abandoned. Damn, that money that we gave was just a band-aid, can't say we better off than we was before.
Kanye West: Is it genocide? 'Cause I can still hear his momma cry, know the family traumatized. Shots left holes in his face, 'bout piranha-size. The old pastor closed the cold casket, and said the church ain’t got enough room for all the tombs. It’s a war going on outside we ain’t safe from, I feel the pain in my city wherever I go. 314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago.
Mos Def: When the average minimum wage is $5.15, you best believe you gotta find a new grind to get cream. The white unemployment rate, is nearly more than triple for black so frontliners got they gun in your back. Bubblin crack, jewel theft and robbery to combat poverty and end up in the global jail economy. Stiffer stipulations attached to each sentence. Budget cutbacks but increased police presence. And even if you get out of prison still livin join the other five million under state supervision. This is business, no faces just lines and statistics from your phone, your zip code, to S-S-I digits. The system break man child and women into figures. Two columns for who is, and who ain't niggaz. Numbers is hardly real and they never have feelings but you push too hard, even numbers got limits. Why did one straw break the camel's back? Here's the secret: the million other straws underneath it - it's all mathematics
Lupe Fiasco: I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit. Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets. How much money does it take to really make a full clip. 9/11 building 7 did they really pull it. And a bunch of other cover ups. Your childs future was the first to go with budget cuts. If you think that hurts then, wait here comes the uppercut. The school was garbage in the first place, thats on the up and up. Keep you at the bottom but tease you with the uppercrust. You get it then they move you so you never keeping up enough. If you turn on TV all you see’s a bunch of “what the fucks”. Dude is dating so and so blabbering bout such and such. And that aint Jersey Shore, homie thats the news. And these the same people that supposed to be telling us the truth. Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist. Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit. Thats why I aint vote for him, next one either. I’ma part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful. And I believe in the people.
Get your shit together. I haven’t been paid in almost three weeks. This is a problem.
It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or...– David Cain, “Procrastination Is Not Laziness” (via cantgetnoworseee)
On the list of things that freak me out:
I’m graduating in exactly two months. What.