I’m actually attempting to start going to bed a lot earlier in 2012 in order to preserve my sanity and have more time to create in the day, but I can’t help but get caught up creating & browsing the Web well after midnight. I’ve got some really cool blogs I enjoy reading, and I’m always finding some cool new music or comedy on YouTube.
Right now I’m trying to get ready to go to bed, but I’m procrastinating. Ah, I know, I know. I totally should just shut off my Macbook and go to sleep, but I’m waiting for my Sleepytime tea to cool down. Usually I’d sip on Nighty Night Tea (yeah, it’s actually called that) but I’m laying on my bed right now laughing at the latest episodes of Shit Girls Say. Not too long ago I did a post on the first episode, which you can read by clicking here.
But they came out with two more episodes, and I just found out about them. People have done some spin offs like Shit Black Girls Say & Shit Black Guys Say, and they were hilarious! As a Black girl, I can really relate to those ones as well. But then of course you’ve got a lot of people out there who were offended by the portrayal, but dude get over it. It’s just a joke. It’s humorous. People try to act all proper & socially/politically correct, but sometimes you’ve got to just chill out and take a good laugh. I mean as a Black woman I wasn’t offended because we say some priceless stuff. Out of all the videos I can honestly say I really relate to the Shit Black Girls Say, and since I hang out with mainly Black guys, I can say that the video for Shit Black Guys say is on point! I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard a Black dude say some of the lines in that video. LOL, too funny!
All the videos are hilarious, but apparently the original Shit Girls Say has much more content to work with so I’m sure these videos will keep rolling in within the next few weeks. But maybe there will be another installment in the Shit Black Guys/Girls Say videos. But for now enjoy the hilarious tweets by @shitgirlssay & watch episode 2 and 3 (well that one totally sucked, so I’m not posting it.) It just wasn’t as funny as the 1st and 2nd episode. They should just stick to the quick cuts and phrases, not one long drawn out conversation that is lame. But let me stop ranting and critiquing it. If you’re a female, then most likely you can relate to Shit Girls Say. It’s hilarious, witty, & oh so true. Every time I watch the episodes I’m like “OMFG, I totally say that!”
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
I don’t many mothers that have “This Is How We Do It” as their ringtone and callertune. I also don’t know many moms who love talking about their days at the “disco” and funking it up to oldschool jams on a daily basis. Even when my mom isn’t funking it up to old school and poppin’ (she used to be an old school b-girl back in the day,) then most likely she is giving hilarious commentary on simple things. No moment with her is ever dull, especially when we hang out together and just don’t care what anyone thinks.
I mean last week we were at Shoppers and had a conversation about this loaf of bread and how hard it was. I totally told her that you could beat someone to death with the bread. We then discussed how the scene would go down and that the bread was a contender for a weapon of self defense. Seriously, that bread was insanely hard, ungodly even. But of course it’s not proper social protocol to discuss beat downs using bread, which explains why the people around us were staying all weird when I started being goofy and shaking the bread I was threatening an imaginary stranger….yeah, I’m weird.
If you think going to the grocery store is a series of potential mishaps and hilarious antics, then you should see us at Barnes & Noble. It’s quite epic, borderline legendary if I may so say. We always end up spending hours in the store providing hilarious commentary on titles, which then leads to eavesdroppers cracking up and joining our conversation. I can’t begin to tell you how many times my mom and I have been off in our own world, then all of a sudden are random bystanders starts laughing. We usually just keep going on about our business and randomly include them in the conversation.
Today’s random bystander happened to be this old guy who was cracking up at my commentary of this book I found. My mom and I perused the bargain section, and in the midst of all gazing, I ran across this book The Guide for Guys. Dude, this book actually has a compass built in it! Which is what I said out loud and the guy next to me started laughing. So I was like, “Hey, check out this book.” I handed the book to my mom and she began laughing. The 1940s vibe of the artwork is what made it such a great book. The guy then jumped in and said, “Boy, I’d like to hear your opinion on that book. Men are so simple. Boobs and gadgets, that’s all they care about.” We both began laughing and I was like, “Yup, all you need are boobies and gadgets, so this guide is a waste of time. But it does have a compass!” Then he discussed how he preferred science books, and then my mom and him began discussing science while I wondered off towards this book called Made in America.
Cracking up at the title of some of these books and board games we saw are what made the experience such a blast. We have such blunt commentary and are unforgiving in our approach to life. Out of all the things we found though, I will have to see the board game section was a delight! I totally should have bought that game above, but I think I’d probably laugh myself into a coma. It’s rare that I ever laugh super hard, but the other day I almost died watching this YouTube clip of a man falling up an escalator. I know it was wrong to laugh, but I don’t think he got hurt. He just liked changed his mind, but it was too late…the escalator was already going up. To make things worse, he holds onto the handrail the entire time. HAHAHA, classic! When I first saw it tears went strolling down my eyes and my mom was cracking up. I almost laughed myself into a coma. It was an epic moment.
The power of YouTube is amazing. The only reason I ran across the old man was because I told my mom( she’s anemic) that she needed to get her stuff together and start taking her vitamins. I told her that if she didn’t, she was going to end up like Mr. Glass from Unbreakable. She burst into laughter and then brought up the scene from the movie where Samuel Jackson falls down that long flight of stairs and breaks. That was such a sad scene in that movie, but man Samuel Jackson should have taken them steps a little slower. SMH….a hot mess. That dude actually broke into pieces! So I told her she needed to take her vitamins and get her muscle strong so she didn’t break; conversation lead to watching the scene on YouTube and then seeing the old man fall. Random, right?
Ah, I could go on and on about the random things my mom and I do, see, and say. It’s truly awesomesauce spending time with her and just enjoying life. There isn’t any gullible tomfoolery, no mother-daughter rivalry like Mike Epps says, and there isn’t any boundaries. She tells me about her days at the disco, and I can candidly express my opinions on anything and everything. It’s such a great time bounding with her, and I cherish every random moment we freak people out in public. Man, it’s awesome making people uncomfortable with our blatant humor and confidence. Ah, good times….
Such a serious scene, but it was so hilarious. Now I always remind my mom that if she doesn’t take her vitamins for her anemia, then she gonna end up like Mr. Glass. So she laughs really hard and rushes to go take her vitamins and says, “I ain’t made of glass!”
Hilarious video of man falling up escalator. Seriously, I laughed insanely hard when I first saw this. I think the guy didn’t get hurt, but it’s like dude what happened? It’s like he changed his mind and decided not to go up, but it was too late.
Lol. Glad me and my mom aren’t like that.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
I’m a lover of all things artsy, but I’m also a lover of all things geeky with a hint of delicate chic. I’m not one of those females that compromises my femininity in order to enjoy videogames and geek culture. I still love sassing it up and looking glamorous, but the lingo that comes out of my mouth is often a shock to most folks. It’s not that I go around talking random “manly” topics, but my conversation is just uber down to earth, geeky, random, and imaginative.
Now I will admit that when I was in middle school and high school I tried to suppress my personality in order to fit in with the rest of the “normal” girls that all the guys wanted, but no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t hide my exuberant characteristics. I still always felt like an outcast and a lot of the so called “normal” and “popular” girls always found a way to tease me. You’d think that me being like basically 6ft tall and thick would put some fear in their eyes, but they were just idiots. There were so many girls in middle school and high school I just wanted to smash their skulls in, but I just tried to ignore the robotic drones and focused on discovering the art of being geeky chic, which in my opinion is pure awesomesauce at it’s finest quality.
It’s not like I walk around wearing “weird” clothes, but my personality is just this compilation of confident art and abstract enthusiasm. I don’t live my life like an obsolete apology waiting to be accepted, yet I opt for living a life filled with the elbow room to explore the creative gears churning inside my noggin. Oh yeah, I should also mention that my declaration of being geeky chic and high on awesomesauce, is a declaration that wouldn’t be complete unless I told you that I’m extremely blunt. I’m not a sarcastic prick or a bitchy asshole, but I don’t hold back my thoughts. A lot of guys I dated used to complain that I never really opened up and seemed vulnerable, so I decided “You know what, they have a valid point. So let me start speaking my mind and not hiding my artistic-geek-chic desires.” Instead of showing off a few aspects of my personality in order not to seem “weird” or too avant-garde, I often found myself still being me but not letting the cat out of the bag.
The art of being a female geek and understanding how to cultivate an aura that is totally awesomesauce is one that I’ve finally gotten down to a science. I’m all about letting the cat out of the bag, and I don’t mean that term in the usual negative connotation of unleashing a secret. For me, the term means to just be upfront and honest with the type of woman I am. I’m glad that I’ve figured it out now at such a young age, rather than spending the next 10 to 15 years of my life still trying to find my personality. I know me. I know the pieces that put me together. I know my humor. I know my attitude. I know what works, and I also know what doesn’t work for me. Trying to be this glamorous chick who’s always on point and has this seemingly “flawless” vibe is something that doesn’t work for me.
I’m at the point now where you honestly either get me or you don’t. In the subculture of being a proclaimed geek and artist, there is no concealing of innate character; which is what makes awesomesauce so epic and awesome. A person who has become one with their true identity and isn’t ashamed to share it with the world is someone that bathes in awesomesauce. It’s like you just don’t care if people accept you or not, because at the end of the day you’re still going to have that zone of immeasurable creativity that feeds your soul. Craving the attention of someone’s else affirmation is a tasteless task that I’d rather not embark on.
The art of being who I am is entirely an abstract aura of ingenuity, liberation, geeky chic, and a tantalizing body wash called AwesomeSauce. The basic ingredients are: no explanations, no apologizing, a dosage of fearlessness, vibrant color spectrum, a list of “what if”s in case zombies ever attacked, three favorite superpowers, a worldly musical ear, and a stable addiction to videogames. You can take or add from these ingredients, but at the end of the day it’s still going to be a creative fusion of awesomesauce.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
I’ve never been the type of person to exactly follow social protocol. I’m far from a social assassin like Mr. Larry David, but I’m usually off into my own world. Sometimes I over analyze basic situations and other times I just completely “go for it.” Yet, my undeniable efforts always end up in a funny and random conversation.
I remember about two weeks ago I was at Target buying Fight Night Champion. I was getting as a gift for my brother, just wanted to do something nice for my big bro. It was really crowded and seemed everyone in the electronics section was waiting for some type of help. Finally after waiting, my mom went and found this short but cute light skin guy. He grabbed the game and handed it to me. My mom decided to walk off and told me to “handle it.” Whenever something needs to be done or a situation looks like it requires one of us to deal with it, my mom and me will simply give each other a quirky look and say “handle it.”
Well, needless to say I “handled it.” I ended up meeting the guy at the counter and I could feel myself towering over him. He was 5’6”, so compared to my 6ft frame, he looked like a child. We had this awkward moment while he scanned the game, then he said “I need your ID.” A normal person would have probably handed it to him and call it a day, but not me. I began asking him why it was so important and randomly talking about my height. He complimented my height and said “well little girls are getting taller.” LMAO wtf? Little girls are getting taller? I had no idea, maybe I should observe the ratio of heights more often (yea right.)
Long story short, we ended up bantering back and forth in a flirtatious yet awkward conversation. I told him he was short and then told him I was 20 and I don’t see why he needed an ID. Then he asked me how old he looked and I guessed 25, he had a grown man face on a small frame. Come to find out, he was actually 19. We bantered some more, laughing, flirting (nobody was in line, the people that needed help seemed to linger around televisions) and then I ended our conversation by telling him my plans for the night to play video games. It was just more awkward random conversation, but he was able to hang with me. I met up with my mom and she said “What was all that?” I laughed and said, “yeah, that happened.” She began laughing and replied, “Oh, it happened, can’t take you anywhere without you chatting up some guy.”
I have this habit of randomly getting in humorous conversations with strangers. I remember one time chatting up a white guy at JC Penney’s and talking about the beauty of black women and their bodacious butts. Haha, that was a great conversation! I suppose in some ways I’m slightly awkward but in a cool way. My theory is life is too short to always wonder what you should or shouldn’t say. I’m not awkward to the point where it’s rude, but I do like to engage in conversation and use my witty sense of humor to charm people.
Being awkward at times is a gift and a curse for some people, but “Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” truly shows the ups and major downs of being awkward 24/7. A friend of mine sent this show to me on Facebook and after watching it, I realized I’m slightly awkward. I’m always finding myself in interesting situations that can be described as “awkward.” Yet “Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl” is the epitome of being awkward and does it in a hilarious way. It’s one thing to be awkward and random, but on top of that being far from the “normal” black girl; now that makes for a hilarious series of events.
It would be hard to sit here and describe the show in detail. I mean you’ve got the baby voice nigga, the awkward white guy, an evil office chick, an awkward Indian girl, and a gay guy that is racially insensitive. All those make for a great web series that shed light on being awkward. I happened to watch the show with my mom in one sitting and we both could relate to everything. There’s nothing wrong with being awkward, own up to it. The same goes for people that are jerks, if you’re a jerk/dick then own up to it. Lol commit to the title!
If you’re awkward or appreciate awkwardness, then check out Issa Rae’s “Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl.”