Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty.
My name is not Annie. It’s Quvenzhané.
There are glances in Zurich, where I am spending the summer, and there are glances in New York City, which has been my home for fourteen years. There are glances all over Europe and in India, and anywhere I go outside Africa. The test is how long the glances last, whether they become stares, with what intent they occur, whether they contain any degree of hostility or mockery, and to what extent connections, money, or mode of dress shield me in these situations. To be a stranger is to be looked at, but to be black is to be looked at especially.
Once I was walking home with some law school friends and they were like ”Why are you walking up that street your street is like three more streets up”
"Yeah but there’s a house on this street and sometimes their golden retriever naps in the sun on the sidewalk and I like to give him belly rubs"
Now all the law students walk up belly rub lane because law school is stressful and dogs rock
|5 Yrs Old:||"Mommy, I Love You".|
|10 Yrs Old:||"Mom Whatever".|
|16 Yrs Old:||"OMG My Mom Is So Annoying".|
|18 Yrs Old:||"I Wanna Leave This House".|
|25 Yrs Old:||"Mom You Were Right".|
|30 Yrs Old:||"I Wanna Go Back To My Mom's House."|
|50 Yrs Old:||"I Dont Wanna Lose My Mom"|
|70 Yrs Old:||"I Would Give Up EVERYTHN For My Mom To Be Here With Me".|
when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”
When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.