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Man Crush Monday

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In light of recent news, I wanted to make this week’s Man Crush Monday none other than Aubrey Drake Graham. I knew I had a crush on Aubrey since Degrassi and Replacement Girl days.  I remember like it was yesterday when I first discovered the song Replacement Girl, thinking damn who is this fine light-skin? To only realize it was none other than Aubrey Drake Graham from Degrassi. I also did not realize how much I actually LOVED this man until I found some old tweets of mine where I professed my love for him. In September of 2010, I tweeted “ahhh drake = <3.” The same month and year, just a couple of days later, I tweeted, “#aintnothingsexyabout Drake’s eyebrows …i still love the bit tho.” First and foremost, I love Drake’s eyebrows now, idk something sexy about a man with bushy eyebrows, secondly, who was I “bit”? Hahaha. In December of 2010, I tweeted, “dammmmnnnnnnn drake fine ass.” I have no idea what I was watching and/or doing to tweet this, but Lord knows, my young self knew what I was talking about though, LOL. I didn’t find another tweet of me professing my love for the man until August of 2011 where I tweeted, “#20peopleidmarry 6.) Drake.” Another more recent tweet from 2012, I tweeted, “Aubrey Drake Graam! along with blushing, kissy faces, heart eyes, and heart emojis.” I think it’s safe to say your girls celebrity crush was definitely Drake.  I think my crush on Drake so profound that my first boyfriend in college, could damn near go for a Drake look alike.

Anyway, fast forward to today, I still do believe that Aubrey is a fine man, however it’s different.  It’s not a crush, but more so of a I have respect for this man and his art.  He went from Jimmy in the Wheelchair, to Drake, the top artist dominating the charts. Whether y’all like this man or not, you can’t help but realize that he makes bops, he fan base is HUGE, damn near bigger than Beyonce’s and he is definitely easy on the eye still.

I’m also patiently, impatiently waiting for my guy to drop Scorpion and to say something, because he been GHOST af since this unnecessary Pusha T beef.

Also, a dream of mine is to be Head of Social Media for OVO or on his PR Team. A girl can only dream right?

xoxo

Jas ❤

Would You Rather?

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Would you rather see 10 minutes into your future or 10 minutes into someone else’s? I think I would rather see 10 minutes into my future.  That way I can always be 10 steps ahead of everyone else.  Also, I’d like to see into my future, so that if I’m making a dumb mistake, I can stop myself from making it or if I know something important is coming up, I’ll know how to better prep myself for that event.

Would you rather go to jail for 4 years for something you didn’t do or get away with something horrible that you did do but always live in fear of getting caught? I would much rather go to jail for 4 years I something I didn’t do, because after the four years, I’ll get the shit done and over year, but if I were to do something horrible, get away with, I would have to basically ALWAYS live in fear, like always and who wants to have that bad conscious on them at all times?

Would you rather have hands that kept growing as you got older or feet that kept growing as you got older? Hmm…this is a hard one.  I don’t know, LOL.  I think I would want feet that kept growing as I got older.  As long as they grew half a cm or something lol.

Would you rather accidentally be responsible for the death of a child or accidentally be responsible for the death of 3 adults? Man, this was a tough one and I honestly don’t know how to answer this one. I would NEVER want to be responsible for the accidentally death of anyone, but if I had to choose, I would rather be responsible for the death of 3 adults.  Those adults have lived life, give the child a chance to live some.

Would you rather live in a virtual reality where all your wishes are granted or the real world where all your wishes are granted? I prefer to be in the real world.  I think in a virtual reality, you would get so lost and caught in the fake, but in the real world, you’re still facing real life and reality.

Would you rather never be able to use a touch screen or never be able to use keyboard/mouse? Never be able to use a keyboard/mouse.  Every TV Show and/or movie I’ve seen that’s been set in the future have all been involved with touch screen and I think that’s something we’re moving towards anyway.

Would you rather go back to age 5 with everything you know now or know now everything your future self will learn? Personally, I would rather go back to age 5 with everything I know now.  A lot of things could be changed, a lot of people could be saved and a lot of different decisions would be made.

Would you rather have unlimited international first class flight tickets or never have to pay for food at any restaurants? LMAO, I barely travel now and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE food, so my guy I would have to choose to never have to pay for food at any restaurants.

 

3 Netflix Shows to Binge Watch

  1. On My Block.  This is a show about five teenagers, mostly made up of African-American and Hispanic heritage, who are getting ready to start their freshmen year of high school, who goes through triumph, pain and newness along the way.  They confront the challenges of adolescence and life in their neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles. I personally loved the show, some things were expected and unexpected and I was literally yelling at the TV on somethings! I recommend you guys go and watch this show.
  2. Seven Seconds.  “When 15-ear old black cyclist Brenton Butler dies in a hit-and-run accident, with a white police officer behind the wheel of the vehicle, Jersey City explodes with racial tension.” The shows explores the aftermath of the accident, the corruption within the police force and a volatile trail.  I shed tears, angry and happiness all while watching this show.
  3. Everything Sucks. Based in the 1990s in Boring, Oregon, a group of outcast in Boring High School’s AV and drama clubs are trying to brave the ups and downs of teenage life in a simpler world without smartphones and other 21st century technology.

Happy Binge Watching!

Top 10 Songs of the Week

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  1. DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Future | Top Off
  2. Keke Palmer | Bossy
  3. A1, PC | Toot That Whoa Whoa
  4. Chloe x Halle | Too Much Sauce
  5. LaBritney, Kash Doll | Actin’ Funny
  6. BJ The Chicago Kid | Roses
  7. BlocBoy JB, Drake | Look Alive
  8. Vince Staples | Get The Fuck Off My Dick
  9. Kendrick Lamar, SZA | All The Stars
  10. Rae Sremmurd | T’d Up

What are you currently listening too this week?

Woman Crush Wednesday

This week’s Woman Crush Wednesday is Tracee Ellis Ross.  However, Tracee isn’t just a crush for me, she’s an inspiration.  Eclectic, comfortable, and bold are three words she used to describe herself in the 72 Questions with Vogue video and while Tracee is most definitely all of those things, I see a woman who is intelligent, beautiful, talented and inspiring…someone I aspire to be like someday.  She’s an actress, comedian, rapper, fashionista and the big sister I never knew I needed.  Recently, she gave a powerful speech at the Glamour’s 2017 Woman of the Year Summit. In her speech, she says the following,

“When we put ourselves first by doing things like saying no, speaking up, sleeping with who we want, eating what our bodies intuitively tells us to eat, wearing training bras instead of push up bras, posting a picture without using facetune..we are condemned for thinking for ourselves and being ourselves, for owning our experiences, our bodies and our lives.  That kind of stuff is seen as threatening and scary and it’s certainly not what the patriarchy had in mind.  Join me for a moment and imagine: What would it be like for women to completely own our own power, to have agency over our own glory and our sexuality, not in order to create a product or to sell it, or to feel worthy of love, or use it as a tool for safety, but instead as a WAY OF BEING? Imagine that..truly owning out own power, agency, and sexuality.”

Ross, a 45 year old woman without a husband or children, is everything I look up too.  Only recently have I become comfortable with not getting married or having children.  It’s no longer a fear of mine that I may not have a husband or have kids to love me unconditionally, but that’s okay because like Ross who mentions in her speech, “I’ve become a woman that I am very proud to be,” I someday want to become a woman that I am very proud to be.

Who is your style icon? The interviewer from the 72 Questions with Vogue asks Tracee. “Me in 17 years, I’m very hopeful,” she replies and quite honestly, Tracee is my style icon now.  I mean, she slays so effortless in every outfit that her stylist, Karla Welch, Hollywood’s hottest stylist who literally was a wine steward right before, read her story here.

 

 

I mean do you guys see this woman? Eff-fort-less slay.  I really want to get my hands on her and become her wardrobe stylist some day.  That’s honestly one of my lifetime goals.  Later in the post, I’ve included a look book of things I feel are her style and would love to see her in. She is openly independent, always sends positive vibes and portrays a strong Black woman in her TV roles.  She is unapologetically herself and I love her for it.

 

She also has a website, traceeellisross.com that you should definitely check out if you haven’t already.  She talks hair, beauty, health, style, food and overall highlights of Tracee.

Here is the lookbook of styles I’ve come up with for Tracee if I were to become her stylist some magical way:

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Woman Crush Wednesday

Anaya at All Star NBA Weekend

Anaya at New York Fashion Week 2K18

Anaya in LA for NAACP weekend

 

This weeks Woman Crush Wednesday is none other than Anaya Roderick. I started following when Vine was hawt and pawpin.  I don’t remember exactly how I came across her Vines, but I do remember when I first saw her I thought she was so gorgeous and so REAL about the things she talked about.  A lot of her Vines consisted of her lip-singing, actually singing (and which she can sang), showing off her outfits or just talking about real shit which all made me a follower of hers.  I also always loved her outfits (I remember screenshooting all of them for inspiration).  Anaya has come a long way with her brand.  She was only selling clothes when I started following her and now in addition to clothes, she sells accessories, lashes and hair!

Anaya is also my WCW and someone that I admire because she’s a wardrobe stylist.  A wardrobe stylist is a HIGH interest of mine and a career path I am looking forward to starting.  I’ve been following her for a while to see how she made in the business and I need sis to come up with a tutorial workbook or something, I’d absolutely buy it on how she got her business started and kept it thriving so many years later.

Y’all can follow her social medias:

IG: theanayal8ter

Twitter: AnayaRoderick

YouTube: Anaya Roderick

website: shopnayavista.com

4 Crime Storytelling Podcast to Listen Too

Mysterious Radio.  This radio is full of conspiracies. (There’s not many episodes on this podcast) And I am a sucker for conspiracy theories!

Wine & Crime.  I’ll be honest about this one.  I couldn’t really get into it, but basically, there are three women who talk about crimes over wine!

Unsolved Murders: The Crime Stories.  Now this one, I loved! I did however fall asleep while listening to it, but I listened to about three full shows before falling asleep! The only thing I don’t like is that each podcast is about 30 minutes long and they wait a week before they release the second part of whatever story that they’re telling, when they could probably just do an hour long show.

Serial Killers.  Although I was at work while listening to this one, I had to cut it off.  It got a little too surreal for me and it spooked me out.