amarie24: (Eating/entertained Misty Knight)
2017-08-14 07:57 pm

This is THE Twerking Song

Like...ya'll, I'm twerking my ass right here in my computer chair. I was twerkin' while I was making my dinner. Twerkin' while I was puttin' on my favorite Titanic (1998). Twerkin' while I was washin' the dishes.

And I'm still twerkin' right here...in my computer chair.

What a terrible, terrible ear worm of a twerk song this thing is. Lord have mercy.

TW: Possible epilepsy warning

amarie24: (Celebrating Tiana)
2017-07-30 08:56 am

That Feeling When...

Trigger Warning: Mention of exercise & asthma

For the past few weeks, you've been wishing and wishing for at least just a taste of Fall because this hellish heat and suffocating humidity (which is about 75% of what exacerbates your asthma) is not your favorite. You want just a taste-just a taste.

You didn't even go for a walk yesterday because, besides the heat, the humidity was just too much for your breathing.

Your mama comes home this morning from her nightshift at work to wake you up straight outta dreamland. And she wakes you up with the announcement that it's actually a beautiful, glorious, cool. Hell, she even opened up all the windows and back door sans turning on the AC, so cool it was. She insists that you get your butt up, eat a hearty breakfast, and go for a walk this morning.

You're groggy as hell, but you notice that, with the windows & back door open, it doesn't feel like hell straight from Satan's balls is coming in to smother you.

So, excited (but still groggy), you get up and get dressed. Lightly moisturize ('causes Sunday is wash day anyway) your 'fro, make yourself a breakfast of turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, and buttered toast. Wait for it digest while you finish getting dressed, brush your teeth, and do the dishes.

Oh, and you also put just a little bit of lotion on your legs & arms. Especially your legs...because it doesn't do to go out with Ashy Knees And Ankles. 'Tis unbecoming of a black lady.

Then you get your sunglasses, Bleepy, and headphones...head out of the front door...

...And holy fucking shit, it feels like it's Autumn 'cause it's cool and breezy and sunny and pretty and there's next to no fucking humidity.

Holy fucking shit, you were glad you wore a pair of shorts to feel that nice, cool breeze!!!

And when you came back inside, sweaty and huffy, after 30 minutes of power walking (woohoo!), you didn't even need your inhaler.

Ahhh...this morning was a good morning. A very, very good morning.

I'm thinking my letter to Thor actually worked! LOLOL!

Also! I'm posting this from Pinky, who's up, running, and healthy as ever with her brand new (and better, holy shit) charger. I missed you so much, Pinky! Yay! :D
amarie24: (Surprised Tiana)
2017-07-17 02:34 pm

I GOT ACCEPTED INTO NURSING SCHOOL!!!

CHECK OUT THIS OPEN ENVELOPE!!!




...Fuck my life, I'm still in shock. Just fuck my life.



--Amarie
amarie24: (Celebrating Tiana)
2017-06-25 12:33 am

I MADE A FIC REC LIST!!!!

I'M NEAR THE TOP, WITH MY RAINSHOWERS FIC! CAN YA'LL BELIEVE THIS?! CAN YA'LL BELIEVE THIS?!?!? THIS IS THE FIRST-EVER TIME THAT I'VE BEEN ON A FIC REC LIST!!!

'CAUSE I CAN'T!! OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-falls out of computer chair & faints-
amarie24: (Eating/entertained Misty Knight)
2017-04-04 10:11 pm

Ya'll! Lookie Lookie!!!

Look who's back! Look who's a black woman, too! Look who's back here on Dreamwdith, too!!

Lookie, lookie, lookie and give her all the best welcomes & wishes, friends!! :D :D :D




--Amarie, who's glad to see yet another black woman 'round these whitey Dreamwidth parts
amarie24: (Surprised Tiana)
2016-12-30 11:07 am

THANK YOU, SILVER! THANK YOU!!!

I got your surprised Christmas card just today!! Mommy handed it to me with a smile on her face just this morning! -SQUEEEEEEE!!-

I'm so happy that I shared this on my Tumblr, too!!!



I had fresh makeup on, but I immediately started crying and, thus, I ruined it...and so my ruined face is not in this picture...haha...hah. I hope you're happy with yourself, mister!!! And then I started laughing when I read what you wrote, too (From Silver, The whitest boy wishing you a white Christmas.)! OMFG, this is one of the best presents ever and I love, love, love, love it! Thank you oh-so very much!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

-hugs-

-goes off to cry some more-
amarie24: (Default)
2016-12-13 12:42 am

Holiday-Themed Awesome Sauce!

From the Captain America Barbershop Quartet, happy holidays to one and all!

A Christmas mix master post! Everyone put on your headphones, jam, and be merry!!

Selected holiday nail polish shades, featuring some of my favorites: overcooked turkey, undercooked potatoes, watery gravy, and sobbing over the kitchen sink. And by “favorites”, I mean the ones that had me doubling over my keyboard in laughter.

The Stark Tower’s holiday decorations!

A cutesy wittle puppy with snow on their nose! :D

Okay, these photos have my number for sure! Purtteh, snow-covered Victorian houses!! Hellz yeah!!!

The song Carol of the Bells played by basketballs. My people. Are. Lit.

This is what Christmas looks like on Madison Avenue. I tell ya’ll, I’d merrily dance right there on them stairs and merrily sprain my ankle. No lie.

And last, but most certainly not least, Amazon’s brand new Christmas ad beautifully tackles Islamophobia. My goodness, I tear up every time. Every single time.
amarie24: (doctor claire temple)
2016-12-10 03:12 pm

Holy Shit...I Did It

I just checked my final grades online.

I made my A's.

I made my two A's in my lecture and lab classes.

I...I just...I'm tryna not to sob and make a mess of myself. I know next semester is gonna be hell-times-two, but currently, there's just this weight lifted off of me. Mommy is affectionately rolling her eyes at me because I stressed out over that B on that one test, and wittle Dante is looking at me like I'm something new.

Holy fucking shit, I did it.

I made my A's.



--Amarie
amarie24: (Default)
2016-11-24 09:36 pm

This Made Me Cry

This 2016 Thanksgiving Publix commercial that's featuring a black family made me cry. You'll notice of course that Publix has the comments for the video disabled.

A black family with members that are varying shades of brown; in particular, there are dark-skinned women all over. A black family where one of the black women appears to have (purple?) dyed hair. A black family where the men help with the dishes, help with setting and clearing the table. A black family where one of the men comically notes that there's no more room in the refrigerator for dishes that require chilling (the theme is "One more"/"We need more"). A black family where they help each other tie aprons to start cooking. A black family where they give each other taste tests for cooking dishes.

A black family where there are children who are clearly having fun, clearly enjoying themselves. A black family where a young black girl child is seen having tender moments with her grandmother reading and relaxing after the dinner. A black family where one of the young black boys comically notes that they need more rolls.

A black family where they hug and kiss and smile as they enthusiastically greet each other.

A black family where everyone is just...happy. Safe. Laid back.

And the background music is soft and comforting and the lighting matches so.

And I need to stress: I am not crying out of sadness.

I am not sad.

I am crying because this video has hit me right in the feelings of being touched with a bittersweet sensation that is so bitter it bites the back of my throat and so sweet it warms the very center of my heart.

For me personally, it's just...it's so, so very easy to forget that the conception and identity of blackness does not and should not be rooted in constant suffering and struggle. It's especially easy to forget that after this presidential election and after this whole terrible year in general.

Blackness can and should also mean being safe. Being happy. Being accepted. Being fulfilled. Being human.

I forget that this is what blackness often means for me, too. I too, am capable of feeling this way, though I wish to feel it much, much more often in the future and I am striving for that future each and every day. I really needed this video; I really needed this reminder.

I hope that everyone has a happy, happy Thanksgiving. I know this video helped to make mine happy.


--Amarie
amarie24: (Default)
2016-10-29 02:05 pm

I Love These So Much

Have ya'll heard of the YouTube series "As Told By Emoji"? They do all kinds of fantastic, adorable interpretations of popular movies through, well...emojis, teehee! They're absolutely wonderful and adorable and I think, if I'm not mistaken, that I shared their Star Wars: The Force Awakens one a good while ago.

And now I come across their interpretation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, a classic favorite! And just during Halloween, too! I thought I'd share it so we can all enjoy the scary-spooky holiday!

I then found their Disney's Beauty and the Beast one and holy fucking shit, it has my number. It has my number for sure. They have my number. Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite fairy tale and the Disney version has always been my favorite incarnation of it, hands down. Gah, 'tis wonderful!!! I almost want to forgo my studying just to watch it over and over again!

But alas, at least I know it exists and I can watch it later on when I have more time.

So hope you all have fun and enjoy! See you soon!


--Amarie
amarie24: (Surprised Tiana)
2016-08-26 02:24 am

I LIVE

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