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Retta on Conan in 2012 with literally the best joke ever and she really was not here for the stereotyping and profiling while driving. #neverforget

things most likely to happen to me. Hilarious!

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Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of People as the most beautiful person for 2014 in their annual “50 Most Beautiful” issue. This is the first time that anyone of her complexion has made the cover and she’s only the third Black woman to make the cover, other than Halle Berry (2003) and Beyoncé…

. here is a man who understands me; who thinks the way i do: about beauty.about art.about creativity. about seeing/a unique perspective.
who understands:
why a signature is important but also, boundless creativity. why attachment is very important.
why it is frustrating to hear “anyway you do it will work.” (esp. with eyeliner)
why “holy grail” anything matters.
why you can’t just work with anyone when you have a certain vision.
why pulling it from thin air is a bit more magical than knowing going in.

+ i want to participate in the #100happydays but… my bent towards reticence and hermit-crabness intensifies every time i think about flooding anyone with 100 of anything. but then there’s that half of me that’s dying to be more open and care-free and share, share, share. just how much is enough? how much is too much? am i over-thinking it? 
+ the work that must be done is internal was what i told my soon to be acting coach as i verbally pledged $275 of my coins for the next 5 months. i am the only one i know in LA not trying to be an actress. but i need these classes; need to learn how to get free in the two places that matter the most: the head and the heart. and then maybe, the ripple effect will wipe away this wasting stagnation. 
+ am i the only one ‘round these parts not getting laid on the regular? who wants to come over and show me love? 
+ i am going to hide for a while. and then come out like the sun. definitely, maybe.

+ i want to participate in the #100happydays but… my bent towards reticence and hermit-crabness intensifies every time i think about flooding anyone with 100 of anything. but then there’s that half of me that’s dying to be more open and care-free and share, share, share. just how much is enough? how much is too much? am i over-thinking it? 

+ the work that must be done is internal was what i told my soon to be acting coach as i verbally pledged $275 of my coins for the next 5 months. i am the only one i know in LA not trying to be an actress. but i need these classes; need to learn how to get free in the two places that matter the most: the head and the heart. and then maybe, the ripple effect will wipe away this wasting stagnation. 

+ am i the only one ‘round these parts not getting laid on the regular? who wants to come over and show me love? 

+ i am going to hide for a while. and then come out like the sun. definitely, maybe.