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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wait, Why Are We Fighting Again???

Wait, Why Are We Fighting Again?
Wait, Why Are We Fighting Again? by Bougie Girl Apparel

Have you ever participated in a long-running feud? One that spans longer than 5 years? At the beginning of the feud you were so hell-bent casting the other person as the "bad" one and doing whatever was necessary to keep the feud going.

Each time the flames of anger died down, you did your best to make sure that the flames of anger and resentment remained sufficiently fanned. The funny thing is that you can't really remember what started the feud.

Was something about a guy that you both liked? Or was it your huge promotion?

Perhaps, it was a guest list which she somehow forgot to include you on?

Over time, the exact cause of the feud becomes immaterial because life waits for no one.

How many more years do you want to cling to a raggedy misshapen disagreement which over the years resembles more of a petty tiff than a life-long feud?

How many times do you plan on trotting out the same long litany of explanations as to why the other party in your feud should beg you for forgiveness?
How long will you forbid your other friends from associating with your sworn nemesis?
How upset would you be to know that your friends don't care about your petty vendettas?
In fact, they laugh derisively at your immature demands and they are all secretly planning to leave you and your pettiness behind.
What about your nemesis? Are they even aware that you are doing your darnedest to keep them a persona non grata?
Most importantly, does your nemesis even care about your machinations?
Or are they derisively laughing at your innate pettiness...just like everyone else?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Trapped In A Matrix Of Selfishness

Trapped In A Matrix Of Selfishness
Trapped In A Matrix Of Selfishness by Bougie Girl Apparel

  • "It's all about me!"
  • "What about my needs?"
  • "Somebody, better tell me that I am special pretty darn quick...otherwise I am going to have a huge meltdown and ruin everyone's night."
  • "Oh, are you going through an extremely difficult time? That's too bad. Now, here's what's going on in my life..."

It's shockingly easy to become trapped within a matrix of our own selfishness. 

Over time, we become accustomed to our cossetted existence. 

We conveniently forget that there is a whole world out there  filled with other people...until our own world aka matrix crumbles around us.

Still, we vainly attempt to hide behind smashed pieces of rubble, fooling ourselves into believing that it will offer us some type of protection.

The seemingly "dazzling" aspects of our former life have given way to a new path.  

A path which will lead us away from the matrix of our own selfishness once and for all.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Socialization of Superheroes

The Socialization Of Superheroes
The Socialization Of Superheroes by Bougie Girl Apparel
Superheroes are not known for our great people skills. Sure, we know how to save people from dangerous situations but, when it comes to making small talk...well, understandably we are at a bit of a loss. 
Think about it, what mortal person really wants to hear about all of the people  whom a superhero has saved and the crisis situations which were averted because our selflessness and/or our amazing physique?

Superheroes hide from the world during peaceful moments by  painting, writing poetry, or mindlessly strumming a guitar while our thoughts wander. 

However, after the crisis alarm sounds and our very nature compels us to answer the distress call.

We change into our uniforms which come complete with swords, shields, and other weaponry which will assist us in our rescue mission.

Once the distress call has been handled... we go underground again.

This makes being in a relationship with a superhero particularly challenging because most times the love interest's needs will be put aside in favor of someone whom needs immediate rescuing.
Soon, the excitement of being the love interest to a superhero fades into a murky resentment towards  the multitudes of rescuees. 

The love interest knows that asking the superhero to resign, retire, or even take a quick sabbatical is completely out of the question.

Watching them walking away is difficult....but, our hectic schedules rarely allow time to dwell on their departures.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Honesty Monologue:The Second Chance Window Is Now Closed...

The Second Chance Window Is Now Closed...
The Second Chance Window Is Now Closed... by Bougie Girl Apparel

Do you really want a second chance? 
Or is it something that you think that you should want? 
The time for reconciliation and peace talks ended long ago.
But, how can this be you ask?

Wasn't it just yesterday when the friendship, relationships, work association dissolved?
Wait, has it really been 10 years?

Sheesh, I could have sworn that only a couple of years went by.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bougie Girl In The Kitchen: Tater Tot Casserole (Amplified)

This is my "infamous" tater tot casserole recipe. Over the years, I have used this recipe to feed US Navy Sailors, homies, and most recently it charmed the attendees of a football party. This hearty dish can feed up to 10 to 20 people.

A bag of frozen tater tots (Follow the directions on the bag)
3 tbsps of lime juice
1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/8 cup of grilled scallions
1/4 cup of cooked bacon bits
1/4 cup of extra Virgin olive oil
20 strips of bacon

While the tater tots are baking, cook the bacon on the stove in a skillet.

In a separate pan, grill the mushrooms and scallions.

After the tater tots are finished, place them into a  resealable plastic container and mix  in the mushrooms and scallions.

Once the bacon cools, break into bits and sprinkle over the tater tots.

Drizzle lime juice over the casserole.

Stir the mozzarella cheese into the casserole.


Friday, February 8, 2013

Freewriting Series: Passion Ignited

Love between two people can ignite and burn much in the same manner as the fire shown in this photograph.

What starts out as a slowly unfolding kinship...turns into an inferno of combustion that neither one of you is expecting.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Honesty Monologue: Scratchy Blanket Syndrome


What is scratchy blanket syndrome?

It's an extreme state of ingratitude. For example, let's say that your house burned down on a cold night. You only have the clothes on your back and no coat whatsoever to speak of. Your neighbor drapes a heavy wool blanket around your shoulders.

The first thing you notice is not the kind gesture of your neighbor nor the warmth of the blanket...but, how scratchy it is.

 "This blanket is scratchy." You snarl to your neighbor.

You let the blanket fall to the ground and step over it...because it is scratchy after all.

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