Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Share your world for week of September 11th

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Cee’s Share Your World Challenge continues this week! Let’s go!

Would you want $200,000 right now or $250,000 in a year? It’s safe to assume all money is tax-free.

In a year. 

Is it more important to love or be loved?

‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:39

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List things that represent abundance to you.

So many things! Being able to breathe, seeing my loved ones’ faces, God, my pets, my job etc.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Actually, this past week I was struck by the worst case of anemia I’ve had in years and had to rely on lots of rest, but I am thankful that I’m alive and still here breathing. 🙂

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff, Entertainment

Attention

Guys, I honestly don’t know who Charlie Puth is other from that one time when he sang on ‘See You Again’ with some rapper and I couldn’t escape the song no matter where I went. I thought the song was extremely annoying, though.

Also, my reactions may not be your cup of tea. It might be sarcastic and I also tear lyrics apart. Let’s react to it in 3…2…1…

0:11: You’ve been runnin’ ’round, runnin’ ’round, runnin’ ’round throwin’Whoa, then, imagine how dizzy she must be from all that running around! As a bonus, she won’t need to exercise for the rest of the month! You go, girl!

0:12: Throwing that ‘what’ on my name? Turtle? throwin’ that dirt all on my name honestly, I thought he said ‘turtle’!

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0:27: Man, Charlie is so repetitive! Plus, this story comes to you LIVE from Puth’s bedroom as he sits in the semi-darkness and reflects on his attention seeking ex.

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Plus, PLUS, this sounds like We Don’t Talk Anymore 2.0.

0:30: I know that dress is karma, perfume regret. You got me thinking ’bout when you were mine, oh… Wordsmith he is, says no one ever.

0:48: You just want attention. You don’t want my heart. Maybe you just hate the thought of me with someone new… Ayyyy! Okay, not bad. But I’ve heard this song a million times over… especially in Bollywood movies.

1:07: Here we go with more running around. I think I might just be the one dizzy by the end of this song.

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1:48: Now he’s alone in the recording studio.

2:06: Sensual party shots!

2:26: Fight! Fight! Fight! Well, not really, just the model breaking things.

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Wait, I thought at the beginning of this repetitive song he said that she was not coming home with him tonight. Who wants attention now, huh? This bad liar!

The song is one thing; the video another as always. In the song, he’s saying that he has moved on from the attention seeking ex, but in the video, he is poisoned by her and can’t escape her no matter how much he tries. She doesn’t want him to be happy, but he doesn’t want to be happy either. He prefers to be trapped by her allure.

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Books & Reviews 📚

Book #57: Ayiti

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The debut collection from the vibrant voice of Roxane Gay is a unique blend of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, all interwoven to represent the Haitian diaspora experience.

Author: Roxanne Gay
Publisher: Artistically Declined Press (October 11, 2011)
Chapters: 15 short stories
Pages: 121

Ayiti is Haitian Creole for Haiti. Haiti is the French spelling of the original word.

I love stories from Haiti!

Ayiti is made up of 15 short stories and the author holds no punches as she delivers the good and bad that intertwines Haiti. She was honest, raw and beautiful. I’ve never been to Haiti, but I was transported to the contrast of the beauty and equally ugly poverty. I felt the pain, the relief and also the happiness. It was an emotional journey. I saw Haiti through her eyes and I didn’t want to leave.

She wrapped me up in an emotional passionate blanket then slapped me with the hard cold reality of human nature. Haiti is beautiful and ugly. Truth and lies. Dark and light. Some of the stories are vignettes while others are a little longer. 

One of the many perks of working in a library is the fact that I get to read books before they’re put on the shelf. This is a book that I wouldn’t have bought in the store.

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VERDICT:

3… I would’ve given the book more steaming coffees, but for some reason, it felt unfinished. 

NEXT UP:

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