a shoddy bomb casing filled with used pinball-machine parts
@22368026@twitter I had a cinnamon one that I'm now actively yearning for after reading this.
@Jolie Kerr god, the times you'd accidentally wear it on a windy day?? so sexy, the look of having your entire head of hair stuck to your lips.
I was just wondering about this the other day! my feels aren't as Ani-aligned as they once were, but I still have a lot of love for those old songs, & it pains me that to The Youth of Today, she's now "that has-been singer who totally botched her apology for trying to host a retreat on a former plantation." (not that she shouldn't be held accountable for that nonsense--she absolutely should, & I'm super disappointed about how she handled it--but it's sad to me that her current "relevance" is more about that than about her legitimately great back catalog.)
@Anna Fitz ...okay, I've now read it, & you're right--that was fantastic.
@Anna Fitz thank you!! added to my reading list (I love good Chappelle profiles almost as much as I love good Morrison profiles).
wow, that was a great profile (& I say that as someone who's read a LOT of Toni Morrison profiles).
oh man, woe betide anyone who decides to write a biography of me based on my google history. (also, this is great.)
@SBGBlogs I have at least one friend whose Mirena acclimation was instantaneous, but for me it took a while longer, & I still get something at least vaguely period-like once a month after having it for several years.
the body-acne thing sounds like it's an issue with the hormones though. have you tried Paragard? it can make your periods heavier (with bonus cramping for some people) but if you're already having spotting/periods that might not matter much, & since it's hormone-free it might be better in terms of your skin.
@retrvertigo aside from the fact that I'm slightly older than you, I could've typed this exact same comment verbatim. human-Beast is SO UGLY, but beast-Beast can get it.
& while we're airing our formative crushes: I distinctly remember preparing to rewatch The NeverEnding Story as a 19-year-old & being excited about witnessing the hotness of Atreyu once again...only to be HORRIFIED by the fact that HE IS A CHILD. my memory of him was as, like, a sexy older man (because that's how a 13-year-old seems when you're 6). it was super gross/disappointing.
I have Very Strong Associations with Through the Wire that would probably take it to #1 for me, & while I may have minor quibbles with some of her other rankings, Ms. Johnston & I generally have very similar tastes in Yeezy.
but I'm shocked--shocked!--that she mentioned tracks from GOOD Music, but not "To the World," which is definitely one of my favorite badass anthems. (to be fair, I don't know the rest of GOOD Music, but I have a hard time believing those other songs could possibly touch the glory that is a Kelly/Kanye Chi-town collabo.)