Category: Thoughts

Thoughts

I Was the Jukebox #thesealeychallenge

My day 14 read for #thesealeychallenge was I Was the Jukebox by Sandra Beasley. This book was a gift from my partner Casey. I had never heard of this author or read anything from her, which was nice because most of the books of poetry that I own are ones that I bought myself because …

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Poetry in the Time of Virus

Someday I will have the energy to write about the last three years. I wish I could tell you about the disaster that was my graduate degree, the living situation from hell, losing my mobility, and experiencing pain that caused my whole body to shake. But I don’t even know how to begin telling that …

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I’m Back!

I’m back! Recently I moved to another country and it was very hard and stressful and confusing. But I’m all moved now and have an internet connection so I’m gonna get back into this blog because I need it. I really need it here because I am painfully alone and have no friends so … …

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Moving Thoughts

An assortment of thoughts I’ve had about moving in no significant order: People will go to Target and spend $40 on a colorful plastic jar with a triangle on it (guilty.) and won’t question its value. People will come to a garage sale and hold up a functional and lightly used item in excellent condition …

Mixtapes, Thoughts

kbye and July Mixtape

I am notoriously unlucky in love. Any relationship that I’ve had has been similar in sensation to lighting hair on fire strand by strand. Still, nothing compares to the relationship I’ve had with Albuquerque. My six year on and off love affair with this city has been the most trying, bullshit, beautiful, inspiring, terrible, dumpster …

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Me, Myself, and a Kid

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. I have kinda whatever feelings about it. My neutral stance on Mother’s day comes from a) how heteronorm it is and b) it is yet another day when the world around me acts like single parenting doesn’t exist. When you have a child under age 10, they have no clue …

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Beyoncé

A year ago today I had the honor of seeing Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter perform live. It was incredible. A religious experience. In honor of May 9th of the year of our Lord 2016, I have decided to compile all of my favorite Beyoncé songs/ videos into this post, including some of my fav collaborations as a …

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A Few Screws Loose

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I wanted to write something about my experience with mental illness. It is long and rambling and going up later than I wanted, but that is ok. I’m still getting over being sick, but by the grace of God, I will likely live. Busting the stigma surrounding mental illness …

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Underbaked and Over-Proofed

I consider myself a reality television expert, a connoisseur if you will. I love it. While I tend to favor shows that follow people’s lives rather than competitions, I watch those too. The first competition-based reality television show that I watched was Survivor. It shaped my vision of competitive reality television. It presented me with …

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Money Lessons

I have never been good with money. I don’t remember learning about it at school. I only remember using money as a way to learn math equations that I have yet to apply to my real life. It has taken me years to learn how to create a budget and to vaguely understand how credit …