Thursday, August 20, 2015

Can I help You?

Kerry Olivia Washington Pope is swan-posing in agreement.

Dance is my job, and I loveee it. But I still have to pay bills and keep Sallie Mae off my back (she’s sooo thirsty ya’ll), so I still have a day job.  I work a front desk job, which can be interesting for a number of reasons – the word “interesting” being a euphemism for everything on a spectrum from ‘decidedly mundane’ to ‘genuinely interesting’ to ‘Ohh Lordt! why me??’ If you work in any type of front desk/office manager/admin assistant/service role – you know exactly what I’m saying.  
The other day, I had a ‘why me’ day. I typically greet folks with a, “can I help you?” and a smile. A few different people took it upon themselves to catch attitudes with me over things I had absolutely no control over.  So, that was fun.
 I'm going somewhere with this, probably. Let's find out together after the jump...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Currently Digging: Water (Video)

If you are unfamiliar with Mariel or Keone Madrid - you've been missing out on some dance goodness. Please allow me to fill you in. They are both creative and beautiful dancers in their own right who got married a few years back and have been creating copious loads of fantastic the entire time. Peep some after the jump...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

City Street (he)Art

I've always wanted to showcase the city's street art. This particular piece is one I see often. It's nice to have so much art right in the middle of the city. It's dope to see artist pour out their heart and paint for us all to enjoy, breaking up the monotony of concrete and brick.This one inspired me to put a bird on it. So I did...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Why Quitting is Winning

Giving an enthusiastic & fashionable, 'nah'

Quit – verb : to stop or discontinue.
Alternate definition: To be doing something but then just be like, ‘nah.’

“Quit” is such a dirty word in our culture, like ‘taxes’ or ‘Justin Bieber‘ but I contend that the word has a bad rap.

Sometimes quitting is great – like quitting smoking, drinking or eating couch cushion stuffing ‘my strange addiction’ style (which, you know, probably don’t start that in the first place).  Quitting can be good in other, less detrimental scenarios, too...