I asked him if he had insurance on his car and on his cellphone.
He said it's not the same thing.
I asked what does he think will happen if he left and got into a horrible accident in his insured car and he said he's sure he'd be taken to the emergency room.
Well...who's going to pay for that if you don't have insurance?
Him: But why does medical treatment cost so much? It shouldn't cost that much!
Me: But it does. That's not going to change while you're in the hospital having major surgery. Hopefully the doctors working on you have had the best education money can buy and they're using the best equipment money can buy and the nurses are stellar and the facility is top notch...you see where I'm going here.
Him: But that's a bit if. IF I get in an accident.
Me: Or IF you get cancer. I got cancer when I was in my early 20s. Thank God I had insurance back then or I'd certainly be dead.
Him: You had cancer?
Me: Yeah...but that's neither here nor there. If you got in a bad accident or got cancer or something else bad, the hospital social worker person would come to your room with a stack of papers and get you and your mother to fill them out so you can get some government assistance to help pay for your hospital bills. And you know who pays for that? Me. That guy over there. Probably that woman. Your teacher from grade school. Your mom who has worked her entire life. We pay for that with our taxes and honestly...we're sick of it. So...pay your own way and then your bitching about what the government makes you do might get more than an eyeroll from us. You probably pay more per month for your phone than you'd have to pay for insurance so I'm not even trying to hear it. Shit.
The deadline is today and I'm certain that young man didn't sign up. Do YOU know anyone mad about having to get insurance? Do you agree with them? If you don't have insurance...what's your plan in the event of an emergency?
You're sitting on a plane next to someone.
They start a bit of small talk.
You know...the norm.
Where you going, yada, yada...
They ask what you do and you tell them.
They tell you it sounds cool and not high stress like their job is.
You ask what kind of work do they do.
They tell you they're an assassin.
How do you react?
Does it weird you out when a man you don't know touches you unexpectedly? I was talking to a man recently and he was trying to explain something and put his hand on my arm. It was a "Say bruh..." moment.
Isn't that just ODD?
Everyone who hears, "Eat the cake, Anna Mae," knows where it came from. Many of us have said it in jest in the years since we first saw the movie, "What's Love Got to do With It."
What do you think? Is is disrespectful and promotes violence against women? Or...is it simply one of those catchy one liners that stuck with all of us after watching the movie?
Is it a big deal?
So...this was kinda confusing so let me see if I have it right:
A woman bumped into a journalist on the sidewalk.
Journalist went off.
Woman threw purse at his head.
Journalist kicked her in the chest.
Young man in car sees a man kick a woman in the chest.
Young man jumps out of his car and rushes over.
Journalist kicked young man in the stomach.
Young man then punches journalist in the face.
The punch knocked journalist out and cracked his skull.
Police arrest young man and journalist goes to hospital.
They investigate to make sure it wasn't hate crime since journalist is openly gay.
Young man is released without bail.
Okay...I think I got it now. I'm good.
This title sucks. The journalist wasn't attacked. He was out there being Billy Bad Azz kicking people and messed around and got Debo'd.
Moral of the story? Stop kicking people. You might mess around and kick Mike Tyson light.
That green blouse was everything.
I'm really loving Gabby's performances.
SIP: I'm trying to unhinge my jaw that there are ONLY two dramas with Black women leads and both the women are KNOWINGLY sleeping with married men and both the shows are written by Black women.
If you haven't watched and plan on watching...don't read further.
When will Black women learn that reality television is not their friend? No matter how lovely a person they COULD be in real life...they're not considered entertainment worthy unless their bitch claws are out. You can't be sweet and nice and make an impact in reality television...you have to "come for people" to be celebrated.
Why is that okay with so many people? Why are so many people so entertained by seeing Black women be so damn nasty all the time? If you knew Black women like that in real life you'd stear clear of their azzes so why is the shit considered entertainment?
Just a vent that it seems folks I've always thought had good sense and were lovely people have to be painted with their bitch light on full blast in order for them to be reality tv worthy. I didn't watch the show but just watched some clips this morning after reading folks flipping a head gasket over it.
Did you watch? What did YOU think?
Now...how in the world did he fight them all off using only one hand? Seriously.
Remember this? You Mad at Maria Kang?
We established that we weren't mad at Maria Kang.
Yesterday Caroline Berg Eriksen posted the picture of herself 4 days after the birth of her baby. Folks were going IN on her. I read in the Yahoo! article that one of Caroline's critics said, "This is not a selfie. This is an act of war."
I've felt sorry for the backlash Maria Kang received but I felt some kinda way when I read that on her FB wall last night. It's like...she's doing the same thing to this woman that she claims everyone else it doing to her. Why in the world would she think that's okay to do? Like...she seems to feel like this woman needs to be taken down a notch for posting that picture and isn't that the same thing she's been saying women have been doing to her?????????
What do YOU think?
And you know it.
Dude has the mother of his daughter damn near naked gyrating on a crotch rocket.
Let's not even PRETEND this is cute, the in thing to do or in any way a deep representation of true love.
Cuz it ain't.
The hell wrong witchall?????????
And Ellen...I'm sideeying you too for premiering that mess on your show. UGH!
*****UPDATED! HuffPo is reporting this story could be a hoax. Let's hope it is! http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/29/chinese-man-divorces-ugly-wife_n_2037141.html
If this woman lived in your neighborhood and your kids weren't overweight...would you let them Trick or Treat at her house? Or would you give her a WIDE berth?
If your kid was overweight...how would YOU handle Halloween? The same?
LIES, LIES, ALL LIES!
This was said to me recently and I chewed the head off the person. You're never too old to start an exercise routine. You're never too old to learn something new. You're never too old to STOP BAD HABITS!
Now...you need to be extra careful so you don't hurt yourself but every gym I've ever been to has a trainer available to help and answer your questions. Also...the internet is chock full of information. Just find a trusted website and get your read on, open the front door and GET TO IT!
...they were unsuccessful.
But the Tea Party has been successful.
Domestic terrorism with a racist outlook.
They have succeeded in shutting down our government protesting AN ALREADY SIGNED LAW WHICH GIVES AMERICANS MORE AFFORDABLE AND WIDELY AVAILABLE HEALTH CARE.
The Tea Party is America's public enemy number 1. They need to be stopped. Democrats and Republicans need to stand together and shut them down. NOW! Ted Cruz? PUHLEEZE! That man shouldn't lead carnival won fish.
Yall...we have to stop this. You need to find out what's going on in your state and work to keep them out of office. We're stuck with some for now...but they will have to be re-elected. DON'T LET THAT ISH HAPPEN! VOTE THEIR AZZES OUT WHENEVER YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY!
I can't believe this ish is going down. I can't believe we are being held hostage by domestic terrorists and folks expect us to negotiate through this ish. We don't negotiate with terrorists right?
At least that's what I always thought as an American.
Obama...I need yall to stand oak mighty. Don't negotiate with them. THEY ARE TERRORISTS. Let the American people, at large, finally see those fuckers as they really and truly are. A bunch of ignorant bullies who only give a damn about what they want, which is NOT what the majority CLEARLY wants.
So...who's been furloughed?
Q. Help Me Tell Him!:
I found out a few weeks ago that I'm expecting a child. My husband has two children from a previous marriage. About two years ago I got pregnant and my husband went into a violent depression. He didn't speak to me for weeks except to tell me how I had ruined his life. Then, when I miscarried he celebrated. I started bleeding in the grocery store, and he fell to his knees and "praised God" for this wonderful blessing. After months of therapy, we decided to try to make the marriage work, under the agreement that we would never have a child together. However, I now find myself pregnant again. And, I want this baby as much as I wanted the last one. The trouble is, I decided back then that I would never want a child with my husband. There is a very good chance that my husband will divorce me and leave a man-shaped hole in the front door as he grabs his two kids and runs as far away as he can. I am not ready for the end of the marriage I have put so many years and so much work into. But, I'm even more not ready to hear my husband try to talk me into an abortion—which is not an option. And, I think it would be traumatic for my stepchildren to watch me carry a baby to term and then put it up for adoption. They are well old enough to know what's happening. Plus, I could never part with my child. I have to tell him. But how?
What advice would YOU give to her?
From: A Little Bundle of Fear
"Men, I know you think your woman isn't the type who wants to be taken. But trust me, she is. Every girl wants to get her hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says "no," turn her around, and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated."
Your vacation home is trashed by 300 partying teenagers.
You find out via Twitter.
You track down some of the teens using social media and post your findings on a website.
The parents of some of the teens are now threatening to sue you for putting their kid's names on the internet which could ruin their chances of getting into a good college.
Do you feel bad?
Or are you still mad?
Soooooooooooo...Erica B? He's probably still on your shit list huh? LOL!
Yall already know why I didn't care for old girl on Grey's. I'm sure I don't have to say it.
And yeah...once she did that bullshit about the Emmy...I was completely done with her.
After she won an Emmy in 2007, the next year she refused to submit herself, publicly bashing the writers for not giving her good enough material. And if that weren’t enough, she fought with Shonda over her contract, and once she was let out of it — she failed to show up for her last day of work!
Girl...AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT AND YOU KILLED DENNY SO GO SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE HELL!
So...even though she was all out in public being unprofessional and whatnot with her boss and colleagues, folks still kept giving her roles and big money to play those roles. I guess they thought it was Shonda and NOT little miss sunshine huh?
Well...they started learning their lessons at the box office: Box Office Poison
So now...she's back to television with a new drama coming on NBC. She's going to be a CIA agent with a complicated personal life. *YAWN*
I think I'm busy that night.
Then...The Hollywood Reporter put her on blast so tough...Shonda probably read it, folded it neatly, and put it to the side without nary a chuckle because a woman with class would not gloat over the final checkmate of the game she ended YEARS ago and kept it moving.
So what are YOUR thoughts? Do you think had Hollywood paid attention to how SKD treated Shonda/Grey's they wouldn't have lost so much money playing around with her? Do you think she's just getting a bad rap because she stands up for herself and has uncompromising standards as it relates to her work and career?
By Emily Yoffe|Posted Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at 6:15 AM
I'm a 50-year-old professional man. I married my college sweetheart and we've been happily married for almost 30 years. We have two grown children who are doing well. About four years ago, my wife had breast cancer, a mastectomy, and chemotherapy. It was traumatic and after her treatment she told me that she was no longer interested in sex. I figured the experience, understandably, might make her shy away from intimacy for a while. I've said that I still love her more than anyone in the world, and that she's beautiful to me, which is true. From time to time, I've told her that I miss intimacy with her. She's thanked me for the compliment, but it hasn't gone any further than that. One of my hobbies is photography, and sometimes I've been asked to take pictures of rock bands. Three weeks ago I was at a club and a twentysomething man walked up to me. He said, "This band has a large gay following. Are you gay?" I said, “No. I'm married. I'm just here to take photos." He said, “Well, I think you're hot. If you're bi-curious, my apartments is nearby." Nothing like that had ever happened to me before. He was young, and handsome. I thought, "Why the hell not?" We went to his place and had (safe) sex. I'd never had sex with a man before. I found it to be interesting and enjoyable, but not something I'd been longing for all of my life. What I did I find that I longed for was the passion. Three times that night, he said, "You are such a sexy man." No one had ever said to me before and I keep hearing those words in my head. Since then, I've had a bunch of conflicted feelings. I feel sad about betraying my wife. I also keep scanning crowds to see if I can find that guy again. I don't think that it's the sex that I want, so much as the passion and appreciation. I would like to find some way to explain my feelings to my wife, but I can't tell her about the one-night stand. She's not homophobic, but the fact that I've strayed outside of marriage would be painful for her. Your thoughts?
O Hell Nawl just posted this. I'm mad. I mean...I know he prolly just doing what he can with what he has...but hotdogs and corn together? Same skillet?
"Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure." 1 Timothy 5:22
Aiight...yall know I'm not big on organized religion. It's just...well...a lot and my experiences with the leaders within organized religion have been such that I decided I'm good without it. I get my church on tv style, read my own bible, use my own brain and experiences to decide what's what and have thoughtful and insightful conversations about religion with friends I trust in this area.
T.D. Jakes was one of the few "men of God" in organized religion that I respected and trusted. Sure...his lavish lifestyle makes me feel some kinda way knowing there are plenty poor parishioners in his church but hey...he makes it honest so spend it as he wishes right?
Tyler Perry makes movies. We all know this. And he's made a LOT of money doing so. He's an entertainer.
T.D. Jakes is a "man of God."
So when an ENTERTAINER "lays hands" on a "man of God" and the "man of God" starts talking in tongues (SIDE EYE SIDE EYE SIDE EYE) from the ENTERTAINER'S touch...JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL.
Yeah I said it.
Now we all know that if Tyler Perry gave me a million dollars and put his hand on me I'd be tongue twisted and couldn't speak correct english for a few minutes too. I'd be twitching and jumping and shouting too.
But I'm not a respected "man of God" who leads MANY in his flock.
I'm feeling some kinda way and know it's a private, personal thing I have to figure out how to justify the man I respected with the caricature of who he was on that stage as Tyler Perry "laid hands" on him like in a damn vaudeville show.
But it's probably just me.
What say YOU?
What did YOU think when you saw it and/or heard about it?
This summer I was somewhere with some friends enjoying life. We were sitting near a group of people who were also enjoying life. One guy was drunk.
And he was already obnoxious BEFORE he got drunk I'm sure.
Drunk guy decided I was going to be his BFF and kept trying to high five me and ish. I just wanted to have a good time with my friends so I wasn't trying to get annoyed and high fived him.
The ish got annoying.
...my mother used to tell me there are children starving in Africa or my father used to call me inside to change the channel cuz he didn't want to move.
What about you? What did you used to HATE that your parents said or did to you?
SIP: I quit life for real this time.
Katie Couric said she didn't understand why them people famous.
Then...she supposedly sent Kim this gift.
Kim posted the above pic to Instagram with this hashtag:
What say you? Who's wronger? LOL! (I can't even believe I typed that about a layette from Barneys. ROFL!)
I recently stopped and talked to a neighbor who rents a room in a home in my neighborhood. He's been there for about a year. He's a good dude. Personable and nice. I'd seen some activity in the home which concerned me, so I asked him the following question:
Me: May I ask how many people live in that house?
And he walked over MAD.AS.HELL and said, "You will not believe this ish...I'm looking for someplace else to live as we speak. There are 6 adults here now plus a kid."
When he first started living there, it was him and an elderly couple. Then...they moved someone else into one of the bedrooms. So that was 4 people. I understood why they did it and what was going on. The elderly couple was on a fixed income so they rented out the two extra bedrooms at $630 each. I get that. Multiple streams of income to help out. The couple's daughter set it all up.
Well...I'd been seeing different people coming and going. All with a damn key. According to the nice guy...they've moved in family members now in the basement. AND NOBODY SPEAKS ENGLISH!
So he's about to bail because that's just doing too much and he's pissed off because the owner didn't tell him the family members were moving in.
Now...here's my question to you...if you were renting out the bedrooms to make extra money to help out your parents...would you let family members move into the basement if they ran into some hard times without telling your original paying tenants? Is that right? Even though it's YOUR house...don't you technically owe your tenants information like this?
I can't stand people who take ish out of context to the point where it's obvious they don't have basic skills of comprehension. THIS is what he said:
"In this Kindle Singles Interview, President Barack Obama decries the "change in culture" that has altered our view of the American Dream. "There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous," the President said. "Kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success." He addresses the jobs issue from a personal perspective, reflecting on how his own life might have been different had he not experienced success in politics. "I could picture myself being a good teacher," the President mused."
It's basically the same thing we say to young boys who play basketball. We tell them that the ENTIRE NBA league has no more than 450 players in it every.single.year so they need to make sure they have other skills developed cuz it might not happen.
I can't stand her and her hardest working...
Wait...lemme HURSH. It's obvious I'm in a bad mood today cuz I want to ask her if she told her daughter to make a sex tape so she could...wait...NOTHING...
I found this article long and annoying but couldn't put my finger on exactly why. Then...I read the comments and they gave me LIFE! LOL!
What say YOU?
How would YOU have reacted?
'I want to have cosmetic surgery to make me look OLDER': Grandmother, 47, says looking half her age is ruining her life
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2379131/Grandmother-Anne-Bolton-Bristol-says-looking-young-ruins-life.html#ixzz2aBKeFVwo
Unlike, OBVIOUSLY, many others, I actually read the story about the Boston bomber in your magazine. Personally I think it's important to show him as the normal, regular looking dude he appeared to be so we all know to stay aware and be alert because of potential wolves in sheep clothing so I guess that's why it made sense to me. The boogie man doesn't often look evil.
I'd think more people would feel that way and am honestly confused to find they don't. I guess it's just as simple as realizing that people don't read anymore. They match a soundbite to a visual and VIOLA! Outrage. Most of the time the soundbites are from people who didn't read as well or from people who were PAID to read it and CRAFT the soundbites which would deflect from the REAL STORY.
Just like the Paula Deen fiasco. Folks saying she made a mistake years ago by using that word...obviously didn't read the full transcript of her deposition. Cuz yeah...there was far more going on than her using a bad word years ago.
"Thank you for shopping at Costco. I love you."
What's your take on this?
I have had a lot of conversations about "Being Mary Jane" since it aired. Well...not about the actual movie per se (even though that's how the conversations started) but about how women saw themselves in the situations Mary Jane presented.
ONe of the main conversations was about the married woman part. I was having lunch with two married women and one single woman. The movie came up and the inevitable question was raised.
"What would you do if a woman told you she was sleeping with your husband and you knew she was telling the truth?"
One married woman slapped the table and crossed her leg while saying, "I ain't never leaving that man!" And I blinked. We all looked at her like...WHOA and the questions started pouring out: