Sir, What Are You Doing?

Currently at the gym getting a little run in and this man has been standing on the treadmill next to me (there’s one between us) for a half and hour. Maybe he’s just lost on his phone but… sir, what is you doin’? 😂 Let me stop. I’m sure he has his reasons.

Hope you’re having a good day/night whoever and wherever you are, reader!

The Most Interesting-Looking Game Art I’ve Ever Seen

Just saw this ad for Clash: Artifacts of Chaos on Twitter and this game looks weird as fuck… I gotta play it. I don’t don’t think I’ve ever seen this style of art before. I like how it looks flat but 3D.

It Really Is Time for ‘The Flash’ to End

I’m currently watching the latest episode of “The Flash” and we’re at the point where Barry feels defeated and Joe is giving him the good ol’ pep talk that all of the CW’s Black characters give at some point. I am so tired of this man’s — Barry — self-loathing. Like, it’s been (what) eight years since the show began? And this man still hasn’t stopped blaming himself for everything?! I am TIRED.

Also, I hate the way the writers just completely dropped the whole Joe is Barry’s father storyline. Remember that episode in season one or two where Joe told Barry that he was his son or… Barry called Joe, dad? I think it was when Joe almost died and Barry was relieved to see him. I don’t remember. Either way, the point is: there was something to continue exploring or at least continue highlighting there.

Anyways, it’s time for this show to end. No Cisco naming the villains/no new villains to name. 🤷🏾‍♀️ No new Wells and bo real storyline for Iris (why would the writers integrate her into the Flash’s team like that?) I think the only major change that I like is adding Chester. I knew he was going to stay the first episode I saw him in. All that said, I’m looking forward to the show ending and seeing the actors take on new roles.

When A Cringe Moment Haunts You

Yesterday, I went to this cute lil restaurant with a friend. It was cool; we were just catching up. The check came (we split it, as usual), and for some reason it didn’t register to me that the tip was what we each owed and not the total for both. So, I gave a six dollar tip on a seven-something dollar tip thinking it would be well over the seven dollars since she was also tipping (I hope I’m making sense) and I’ve been thinking about that ever since.

Lol Like, I feel bad because it was just a dollar and something extra. That server probably talked mad shit about me but this was my first time eating out since October and I didn’t even pay then because it was my birthday. I don’t know indoor dining rules/top etiquette anymore! 😩 I’ll make sure to tip extra the next time I go back.

Happy Valentine’s Day! (Yay? Meh? IDK)

I was tinkering around with my Hinge account today when I realized that I need to take some new photos. I have a ton of photos of what I see but almost none of me. I also noticed that the photos that I do have of me are of me not smiling. Now, I’m not one to be cheesing all in photos but, for some reason, my lack of smiling felt jarring today. (It never has before.) I actually stopped scrolling and asked myself: Why did you post these? It was because I liked how my skin looked in them lol!

Those photos don’t resonate with me anymore; they don’t even feel like me. When I look at photos of me, I want to feel what I feel when I watch videos of me: warmth, excitement, and gorgeousness. So this weekend, I’m setting some time aside to take some new photos. Nothing too crazy, just a few cute shots.

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30-Day Yoga Challenge | Day 8

I did not feel like doing yoga or blogging yesterday, so I didn’t. Instead, I stayed up all night researching dog breeds and places to get puppies in New York City. I haven’t made any calls yet but I’m pretty sure I’m going to become a dog mom before the end of the year to a havanese or a havanese and poodle mix. They seem to have the temperament I’m looking for, a good lifespan, and they’re just so cute! I love their fluffy little faces. Moment of honesty: I am going to checkout adoption as a first option but I’m not above buying a pup. Yes, I know. Bad, Shanté. But… I found two places that look legit and seem to be very invested in their dogs’ health and maintaining high standards for the breeders they work with. Nothing is set in stone so we’ll see. I think I’m going to visit an adoption place over the weekend to learn more about the process.

Oh, I did yoga in the morning (before work!) for the first time today. That’s a goal I’ve been trying to hit since I started the challenge.

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30-Day Yoga Challenge | Day 6

Hmm… Nothing to write, really. It was a good day. Oh! I started watching “The Sex Lives of College Girls” on HBO and me like. It’s pretty good; the girls are funny, authentic, and it seems like the type of show that’s good (and genuine) at diversity. I’m currently on episode four and, so far, Bella is my fave. She’s so annoying and super horny but I like that she gives zero fucks and is always herself. My second fave is Willow. Also, Whitney and that coach are reckless as fuck!

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30-Day Yoga Challenge | Day 4

I almost forgot to post, y’all! I finished today’s challenge an hour or two ago and would’ve been annoyed if I messed up my posting streak. It’s silly but I like receiving that streak notification. Anyways, today I realized that how I start my morning heavily shapes my day. My mind felt so all over the place today that I had to put effort into focusing. Monday to Wednesday, though? Ya girl was locked in and busting through assignments. The difference between those days and today is that I started them off in silence. Instead of turning on a podcast or streaming a show, I just… washed my face, brushed my teeth, and got to work (or commute). It was so relaxing; I want that feeling everyday.

Oh, yoga was great, by the way. Later!