thatfriendlyblackguy:

thesinwhisperer:

Stop putting yourself down or downplaying your greatness. Don’t be surprised if someone finds you attractive. You need to be thinking why the hell they wouldn’t? If you don’t champion yourself who the hell else will?

 If you don’t champion yourself who the hell else will?

 If you don’t champion yourself who the hell else will?

 If you don’t champion yourself who the hell else will?

This.

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houseofjules2:

Reblogging my own post from earlier today with added information because some of you messaged me asking what I ended up doing. See below for the link. (I know this is long, so apologies to those of you using the Tumblr app.)
houseofjules2:

I watched some of the Ferguson live feed last night until I couldn’t watch anymore, and I have been reading the twitter stream over the last two days. I have no words for any of it, just rage and horror and sadness that this is happening, and none of those feelings can actually change what’s going on there.
What keeps echoing in my head is this:

"My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers, so many caring people in this world."-Fred Rogers

And thankfully, there are always helpers. But I hope this living nightmare for the people of Ferguson ends soon. I’m finding things I can do from here in Chicago to help Ferguson in some small way, and will continue looking for the helpers already there.

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ETA:
After sending a bunch of emails to different organizations in Missouri, I ended up calling the St. Louis Area Foodbank. I spoke with Verletta—their VP of Development—at length this morning.
I know donating to a local food bank isn’t going to solve what we’re all seeing unfold on the news. It’s not going to make the injustices that have already happened and are continuing to happen in Ferguson and in other places stop. I fully understand that.
But I wanted to reach out and do some small thing from here. I can’t physically help anyone in Ferguson because I live in Chicago. So, for me, donating to their local food bank is better than watching what’s happening and doing nothing with my outrage.
If you are interested in donating to the food bank like I have, CLICK HERE.
Per Verletta, please be sure to put “Ferguson” in the comment section (see below for screencaps) so the funds will be allocated to that community specifically, though really at the end of the day, a donation is a donation and each one is appreciated by the people of St. Louis, as they would be in any community.


Please feel free to reblog this.

houseofjules2:

Reblogging my own post from earlier today with added information because some of you messaged me asking what I ended up doing. See below for the link. (I know this is long, so apologies to those of you using the Tumblr app.)

houseofjules2:

I watched some of the Ferguson live feed last night until I couldn’t watch anymore, and I have been reading the twitter stream over the last two days. I have no words for any of it, just rage and horror and sadness that this is happening, and none of those feelings can actually change what’s going on there.

What keeps echoing in my head is this:

"My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers, so many caring people in this world."
-Fred Rogers

And thankfully, there are always helpers. But I hope this living nightmare for the people of Ferguson ends soon. I’m finding things I can do from here in Chicago to help Ferguson in some small way, and will continue looking for the helpers already there.

—-

ETA:

After sending a bunch of emails to different organizations in Missouri, I ended up calling the St. Louis Area Foodbank. I spoke with Verletta—their VP of Development—at length this morning.

I know donating to a local food bank isn’t going to solve what we’re all seeing unfold on the news. It’s not going to make the injustices that have already happened and are continuing to happen in Ferguson and in other places stop. I fully understand that.

But I wanted to reach out and do some small thing from here. I can’t physically help anyone in Ferguson because I live in Chicago. So, for me, donating to their local food bank is better than watching what’s happening and doing nothing with my outrage.

If you are interested in donating to the food bank like I have, CLICK HERE.

Per Verletta, please be sure to put “Ferguson” in the comment section (see below for screencaps) so the funds will be allocated to that community specifically, though really at the end of the day, a donation is a donation and each one is appreciated by the people of St. Louis, as they would be in any community.

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Please feel free to reblog this.

(Source: kplr11.com)

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It PAYS To Read My Sister’s Tumblr*

I got my sister’s tweet promoting her latest Tumblr post and checked it out.

You should too. Go ahead; I’ll wait. Trust me, you need it to get the rest of this post.

I tweeted back to her, “Thanks for the prep: I have to call her tonight!”

I called Mom shortly thereafter and, after chatting for a moment about something else, she said, “OH! And we got our taxes done today. WE HAVE TO PAY $10,000!!”

I said, “YOU DO?? OH MY GOSH. WE DO TOO.”

I felt her deflate immediately as she said, “Uh, you do? Oh…”

I said, “Yeah, we just can’t believe it! We’re so upset!”

She quietly said half-whispering, “But you know what day it is, right?”

I screamed “April Fool’s Day!”

And then I think she called me a Shit, and we laughed.

*Reading my sister’s Tumblr doesn’t pay in money, though. But you should still read it. It’s really good.

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houseofjules2:

The first official plans of summer 2014 have been made, and the 6th grade* me could not be happier about that.

*My friends Jenny, Laura and I got yelled at by our science teacher for writing Mötley Crüe, Shout At The Devil (a song that had been out for several years before that time), Looks That Kill, and Smokin’ in the Boys Room in marker all over our folders. He made us take our papers out so he could tear up and throw the folders away in front of the entire class.

We bought tickets so I KNOW summer is coming eventually…

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My fam.

Nephew Dylan: "We might watch Django this weekend. You in?"
My dad: "Django?"
My mom: "That's the one where the kids play the game and then get chased by animals."
Me: "That's Jumanji."
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Shew, that was close @Houseofjules. #TightFit

Shew, that was close @Houseofjules. #TightFit

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houseofjules2:

My sister Missy and brother-in-law Jim have been married since they were 18 (they’re both 5 years older than I am), so he’s the closest thing I’ve ever had/will have to a real brother and he acts like it, too. I mean that in a good way.

He’s probably only ever seen The Sound of Music a couple of times in his life—it’s not his kind of movie AT ALL—but we enjoy harassing each other every chance we get, and tonight was no exception.

STILL laughing. And he *may* have had a couple of beers.

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I often find myself wondering if William, Kate, and Harry ever sing along to Lorde’s song “Royals” in private. I bet they do. It’s THAT GOOD.

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First impressions of the new television shows I’ve watched so far:

"The Crazy Ones" (CBS: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar): AWESOME.

"The Michael J. Fox Show" (NBC): Cute; very likable.

"Dads" (FOX: Seth McFarlane, Giovanni Ribisi, Vanessa Lachey): Pretty funny but the amount of makeup Vanessa Lachey’s character wears to bed was a pet peeve.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (FOX: Andy Samberg, Terry Crews): HILARIOUS.

"The Goldbergs" (ABC: Wendy McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin): Cute and funny: very much like a “The Wonder Years” for the 1980’s.

"The Voice" (NBC: Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera): Not a new show obviously but it feels new as the original cast is back together. Love this show!

Still working on it…I’ll report back. Bet you can’t wait.

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houseofjules2:

My friend Maddi, my sister & I feel almost the same way about pancakes, except I maybe feel it a little bit more. (Especially if we’re talking chocolate chip pancakes.)
Not to mention that my sister has always been more ladylike than me about everything.

Not EVERYTHING. Okay, yeah. Probably just about everything. But what can I say? We gotta be us.

houseofjules2:

My friend Maddi, my sister & I feel almost the same way about pancakes, except I maybe feel it a little bit more. (Especially if we’re talking chocolate chip pancakes.)

Not to mention that my sister has always been more ladylike than me about everything.

Not EVERYTHING. Okay, yeah. Probably just about everything. But what can I say? We gotta be us.

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