Rome Is My Eleanor

Gone In 60 Seconds is a theatrical masterpiece. I lie. I’m also referring to the remake, not the 1974 original. You remember… the one with the amazing Nicolas Cage? The one where he comes out of retirement to steal cars to save his younger brother’s life? The movie stars Delroy Lindo, Angelina Jolie (pre Brad…

9/11… Fifteen years later

I remember where I was. Most people do. Rarely do I tell my story. For one, because I feel there are far more important stories that need to be told. And secondly, because I just don’t. I was still in California at that time. I managed the units within the Student Union at Cal State…

August 2016

The last few months of this year have pretty much sucked. Won’t dwell too much on it, but I don’t ever want to feel like I did during those months again. I decided to make some changes and set some new goals for myself. I’m working on growing my eyebrows out. We’re gonna collectively say…

If My Name Becomes A Hashtag

Know that the police officer MURDERED me. I am not, nor have I ever been suicidal. I wasn’t reaching for a weapon. My hands were in plain sight. I complied with their requests. If you need to say a quick prayer, go for it. But get off of your knees QUICKLY. If you need to…

The Day Before My Birthday

Tomorrow is my birthday. It’s a mid-milestone…kinda. I’ll be 35. Yes, I’m a tad freaked out about all of the things I haven’t done that I should have. Not married, no 2.5 kids, no white picket fence. And for people my age, that’s where I’m supposed to be. You wanna know what’s REALLY freaking me…

Solo Travels…

So. Barcelona. For eight days. By myself. At first, it didn’t seem like such a big deal. I’ve traveled several places alone. Hawaii. Vegas. Miami. The list isn’t short. When I wanna go, I wanna go. If you can go, great. If not, *shrugs* This trip was random. I was alerted to an error fare…