Oh My God...

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 06:32 am
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I hope ya'll don't mind, but...

I'm 25-years-old today. Oh my god. Oh my god.

"Twenty-five" is a nice number, but where did the time go?! Teehee!!

But among other things, that means it's lobster night again at my house! (Go through my food tag if you'd like to see when I first made my very own lobster tails!) Birthday night is lobster night! Yay!


--Amarie
amarie24: (Surprised Tiana)
Woooooooooooooo!!!!!

I'm still exhausted, but also oh-so happy and proud of myself!!! :D :D :D


(...Uhh...it was also the highest grade in the class, along with another girl that got a 97, too. But Imma mostly hush on that, 'kay? 'Kay.)



--Amarie



P.S I'm sorry, but I'm so happy that I had to share! Hope ya'll don't mind!
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Ohhh, so glad I remembered to participate! See, I put it in my phone's calendar for when I get out of school and voila!

Hope you all enjoy and, please, if you're black and have a selfie to share, feel free to do so in the comments! -SQUEEEE!!-


Cautionary Note: Umm...please excuse the stray hairs/slightly loose clumps in this picture that I took...in the evening...when it's still hot and humid out. See, Afro and me are truly lovers at this point. Just as with every morning (or whatever time I wake up...haha...hah...hah), I faithfully let Afro get a bit damp in the shower, then rub a leave-in moisturizer deep, deep into my hair all the way to the roots; this time I'm using a wonderful shea butter one.

(And now I'm rambling here, but I just treated myself to a coconut oil-based hot oil treatment last night, after a looooooooong day of cleaning house top-to-bottom. Ahhh, there's just something therapeutic about walkin' around the house with a shower cap on your head for 15 minutes while your hair gets a nice, deep conditioning.)

Anyway!

So, yes, Afro and I take good care of each other...but towards the end of the day, even in lovely September, Afro kinda loses her battle against the leftover heat and humidity. And that's what you're seeing here.

It's a good, hard-fought battle, though. It really, really is. :P

Ahhh...

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 09:12 pm
amarie24: (Base Tiana)
You know Autumn is already here or at least on its way when a heavy rain came the day before, and then you can open the windows early on in the day to let a nice, fresh cool breeze in through the house.

Ahhh...feels so, so very good. I love Autumn.


--Amarie
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Here's Dante on Mommy's bed, waiting for her to come back home from work! I got right up to him, snapped the picture and, as you can see, he looked at me the whole time like, "Yeah, lady, you better snap that picture like I'm the best model you've ever seen. Damn straight."



Then, Dante still on Mommy's bed, studiously ignoring me to give himself a bath as I try to take another picture, haha!



It was thunderstorming like every other afternoon for about a week or two and poor wittle Dante can get scared of thunderstorms. So nowadays, he's taken to hanging out in my closet...after knocking over one of our family's old suitcases so he can lay atop it and sleep. That suitcase really is old-it's been around ever since way, way back in the day with my father was still alive and I wasn't even born yet. Ain't this wittle white boy one of the cutest you've ever seen?!





Dante tired out on my bed after a session of playing. That wand you see there? I got it for him for his birthday this April. My baby is four-freakin'-years-old...I ain't signed up for this shit. I ain't. :(



And here's Dante in the middle of action when he's playing. Lord, this child is a boil-and-simmer cat. I flew close to the sun like Icarus to capture this shot, LOL!



Hope you all enjoyed! :D :D :D

I LIVE

Friday, August 26th, 2016 02:24 am
amarie24: (Surprised Tiana)
Ya'll know that I fuckin' lurve Spiderman and my love of him was really cemented with the 2002 movie starring Tobey Maguire (my lil self was but 11-years-old at the time and I still have my worn-and-weathered storybooks from the movie).

But this fan art re-imagining the iconic scene from that movie...?

Ya'll.

I have not stopped screeching. And screaming. And jumping. And bouncing. I...I'm just...this is everything and then some. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

My life has been fulfilled. Goodness gracious, me.



--Amarie, from another plane/dimension

Thanks, everyone!

Monday, August 15th, 2016 06:57 pm
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Thanks for all the wonderful, supportive comments! My first day went pretty swell and I can't wait to tell you all about it later on this week and reply to you!

I'm freakin' exhausted, though, as it's nearing 7pm where I am...and the last time I was asleep was about 2pm yesterday. So I'm working on 24 hours without sleep...haha...oh, insomnia. I love you.

But! My school week "ends" on Wednesday, and I'll pop in soon after that to give you all the delicious details! Thanks again, and I love you all!

In the meantime, wanna tell me what you're up to in the comments below? Ugly, bad, good, everything in-between, let it rip! :D


--Amarie


P.S Naw, I'm really going to bed.
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...And I just now realized that I don't actually have the energy (or even calm?) to really go into detail as of right now. Like, I had a good-sized post all prepped and ready to go in my head, but my mind just shied away from it.

You'll notice that I don't have my sad Tiana icon up while I am relaying this news to you. That is because...it's alright. It's okay. Really. Mommy came to this decision yesterday (yesterday...was a long, long day to say the least) and though neither of us ever wanted to move in the first place, we just accept that this time has come.

It's alright because, to give a basic gist:

1.) Remember when I was sure my home was being gentrified all that time ago? From my research and just watching in general of what is happening around me in regards to my neighbors (hint, hint: I had a lot more white neighbors than I thought and they are pissed at this new company's managers and also leaving in droves), I don't quite think that's happening. So yay, it's not a bunch of white folks coming in to push out us icky colored people and/or low-income people.

2.) When I say that my many white neighbors-both the ones that are still here and the ones that have already left-are pissed? They are. They really, really are. And I'm not going to lie: the fact that they're being done wrong and are infuriated too has comforted me greatly. When white folks are angry in the right way and in the right direction (for once), you know something is gonna be okay.

3.) Uhhh...these new people have no motherfucking clue what they're doing and/or they don't care. Ever since they've come in, again, people have been leaving in appalled, outraged droves. I spitefully checked my home's current ratings on Google and it has dropped down to an abysmal 2.5 with delightfully scathing reviews. About half of those reviewers are white former tenants.

4.) Perhaps the best part? Mommy and I have found a whopping three other apartment complexes in this same area. One of them is even just up our street. I'm rooting for the one down the street and around the corner (haha, but that's the best way to describe it!) because it looked the best to me while I was clicking around it.

Mommy's lease is up in March and so that's when we'll be moving. It'll be a bit stressful, since I'll be in school around that time, but...we'll manage. It's okay.

We'll be okay.

Remember, Everyone!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 10:43 am
amarie24: (Default)
Be sure to thank your phospholipids today! They work very, very very hard for you!

And try to do your best to take extra good care of them by eating foods with a lotta electrolytes, such as calcium (Ca), potassium (K+), sodium (Na+), and the like! This way, they'll have good things to pass in and out of your cells! :D

So give a big, hearty thank you to your phospholipids today! :D

(Jesus Christ, I'm still nerdy and geeky. I just jokingly asked Mommy today if she thanked her phospholipids today and she went, "Eh. They're just doing their jobs." The scandal!)


--Amarie

Woah, What?!

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 10:28 am
amarie24: (Surprised Tiana)
Trigger Warning: Racism (Damn, I was so shocked that I didn't quite think to put this up here. Whoops!)

...I'm still struggling to process this. )

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