Another day 36

Sunday 10/31/2021

Westfield NJ 11/8/2021
  • Books containing stereotypes invite children to participate in that way of thinking, but children do not have to accept that invitation… affective relations can be critically effective ones. -Philip Nel

Monday 11/1/2021

  • idk 

Tuesday 11/2/2021

  • Nobody:
    Me, to a student I’m tutoring: T.S. Eliot is not god!!!
  • I’m so aware, I’m so prepared, I’m so fly I will take off into the open air -Wayne
  • Taught a PhD student how to use control F today too.
  • Water dominant people (I’m a scorpio sun cancer moon) go through a lot but I don’t envy people who don’t really care about nun. Or wanna hide that they care about something. I wouldn’t want those problems lol. Like ya’ll are NOT in tune!!! Lol. 4real tho.
  • One thing about me I care lol. That’s part of why I’m good at school.
  • This dude told me yesterday to put out my joint and rolled up a fat ass blunt lol (allegedly).
  • Everything felt off yesterday. Out of order or just like a parallel dimension. Today feels back to regular.
  • Foolish prating knave.
  • Students bringing Hamlet papers in to get tutored by me are in for a wild ride. I am literally that scene in Parks and Rec where the dude is like you are so wrong I don’t even have time to explain… Well actually it’s going to bother me if I don’t. Lol. 

Wednesday 11/3/2021

  • Somebody say sum to me?? Well… tell em I said fuck em!! -lil wayne
  • Simple mathematics.

Thursday 11/4/2021

  • Idk

Friday 11/5/2021

  • Idk

Saturday 11/6/2021

  • Done with Was the Cat in the Hat Black?
  • Last night I stayed home and today I triple booked three guys. Whatever. 
  • Currently living through accidentally poetic moments.

Sunday 11/7/2021

Springfield NJ 11/12/2021
  • Daylights savings is the devil.
  • Revolutionary zeal.
  • Reading Reading Lolita in Tehran.
  • Azar Nafisi a cool type of professor who has students coming to her house to meet and talk about books after getting fired from the school for protesting. Nice.
  • “I showed this guy your pic and he’s in love with you.”
    “He’s usually into model types.”
    Again, period.

Monday 11/8/2021

  • Lyrical thesis
  • Little shorts, big hoodie
  • How could one be in love and deny oneself a little joy? -Azar Nafisi

Tuesday 11/9/2021

  • It’s magnetic.
  • Expecting disappointment.
  • It’s just crazy. So whatever.

Wednesday 11/10/2021

  • Looks, style, and sex appeal.
  • They made some love and then they fall asleep. Next morning they legs be tangle together. -June Jordan 
  • Today has been a migraine day.
  • Reading His Own Where.
  • Kids:
    Me: so what do you wanna be what do you love

Thursday 11/11/2021

Cranford NJ 11/17/2021
  • Finished His Own Where this morning.
  • Teaching my son is actually fun. It’s cool how one thing flows to the next if you just let it. Silent e’s turn to needing another vowel turn to who what where when why and sometimes y.
  • Got a new bikini today. Looks mad good. I mean duh.

Friday 11/12/2021

  • “Joan, there is no job that can pay off ten years of student loans” lol
  • Yes I’m rewatching Girlfriends.
  • From across the street: hey beautiful
    Me: hi
    Someone parks and opens their car door the next second: hey beautiful
    Me: hi
  • Reading Minor Feelings.
  • Taking a bookstore trip.

Saturday 11/13/2021

  • The problem with silence is that it can’t speak up and say why it’s silent. And so silence collects, becomes amplified, takes on a life outside our intentions, in that silence can get misread as indifference, or avoidance, or even shame, and eventually this silence passes over into forgetting. -Cathy Park Hong p 165 
  • Too dark to walk. Sigh.
  • Breaking up weed by hand is really below me at this point.
  • Get with it or get lost.

Sunday 11/14/2021

  • Boy don’t be dumb -juelz
  • Truly genuine
  • Reading Supreme Clientele.
  • She wanted a real life, a real love that was long-lasting and unconditional. -Ashley & JaQuavis
Cranford NJ 11/17/2021

Monday 11/15/2021

  • Idk

Tuesday 11/16/2021

Wednesday 11/17/2021

  • Birthday rundown: read, taught, hiked, mailed books, stopped at my moms, went home, packed.

Thursday 11/18/2021

  • Went from The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus to You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down because I have range.
  • Out da country.
  • Tacos and margaritas for me, chicken fingers and water for him lol.
  • Strawberry cheesecake ice pop for me, double chocolate for him.

Friday 11/19/2021

  • Bacon egg and cheese, hash browns, pancakes, coffee, orange juice.
  • Blue gatorade.
  • Ice cream 4 the kid.
  • Mofongo de camarones and pina coladas and chicken fingers.
  • More ice cream 4 the kid.

Saturday 11/20/2021

  • Bacon egg and cheese, hash browns, pancakes, coffee, orange juice.
  • Stupid snacks.
  • Okay I’m back.
San Juan PR 11/19/2021

Sunday 11/21/2021

  • I won’t lose me ya’ll -lil wayne
  • Reading The Joke and chilling with these kids.
  • Cold as hell smh.
  • Grown ass men playing games. Yea I’m good.

Monday 11/22/2021

  • A great deal has been said about love at first sight; I am perfectly aware of love’s retrospective tendency to make a legend of itself, turns its beginnings into myth; so I don’t want to assert that it was LOVE; but I have no doubt there was a kind of clairvoyance at work. -Milan Kundera p 66
  • Comparisons is irrelevant.

Tuesday 11/23/2021

  • Imagine being interested in someone.
  • My job is pretty much me giving people ideas.
  • Which is fine I guess.
  • That SHU vs Ohio game yesterday was wild.
  • Reading Kundera talking about falling in love with someone *handshake* listening to Anita singing about still loving someone
  • Running into guys I don’t like… I don’t like that

Wednesday 11/24/2021

  • So what’d you put a fucking spell on me for? -Elisa Albert
  • She’s talking about her mom-friend. But it’s applicable elsewhere.
  • I wrote about that book After Birth before for a conference I went to in New Orleans. Great book, great trip.
  • Wrote about it here: “Reading bill bissett

Thursday 11/25/2021

  • My enemies expected me to be tormented with worry, but instead I felt an unexpected insouciance. -Milan Kundera p 213
  • Was going through it today after I missed out on these boots I wanted smh.
  • Sentimental me…

Friday 11/26/2021

  • Re-uped on some excedrin migraine today
  • Aw man just finished The Joke before… so good and sad and real… it’s like, things are not as they seem, they were not as they seemed. The only thing that is anything is how we feel.
  • Flipping through Valley of the Dolls for no reason and this is the first thing my eyes land on: “That’s how you see her. You’ve heard the legend so long you won’t even try to see her as she really is. I don’t doubt she can be tough when she’s working. That’s her job. She has to fight for what she wants. But divorce her from her work and you’ll find a sensitive, lonely woman, longing for a real friend. And for someone to love.”
  • Bleak erotic horizons
  • These aren’t leaders. These are puppets and clowns. -Malcolm X

Saturday 11/27/2021

West Orange NJ 11/26/2021
  • Idk

Sunday 11/28/2021

  • Chaos and pageantry
  • Boy I’d rather be with you…

Monday 11/29/2021

  • Now reading The Idiot.
  • Mi español no es perfecto pero yo intento.

Tuesday 11/30/2021

  • In short, she was suffering from a kind of romantic spell which was unworthy of her commonsense and her generous heart. -Fyodor Dostoevsky p 73

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Watchung NJ 11/17/2021

My blogs:
–  Girtalk
–  Read or Die

My books: 
– Jacob’s Hip: Poems
– FEM: New Millennium Beauty & Fashion
– Abandonment Issues: Alive in New Jersey
– Back Like I Never Left: Dating as a Single Mother

My bookstore: Ten Dollar Books
Instagram: @tendollarbooks
Twitter: @tendollarbooks
FB: @tendollarbooks

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