I decided to give commentary about a few things that have been on my mind since the last time I wrote a blog entry. Staying true to the name of my blog, these commentaries will be about any and everything, but the twist is they will be 3 sentences or less…
1) An Education – The movie
A movie about an affair between a con man/pedophile and a teenage, oxford bound girl. Set in London, this movie deals with decisions that are plagued by common sense and matters of the heart. What I love most about this movie is the main character is the perfect embodiment of me: reads existentialist books, is a dreamer, educated, and has an appreciation for arts and culture.
Since America is a Democracy Obama cannot just enforce his will, snap his fingers, and it will be done. Sorry to inform you, but he is human and he is not God. Also, you can’t rate a person on what they have done or not done in only 1 year of office when he has years of history to try to reverse.
3) Why so many black women are single
I’m tired of all the statistics and polls. I think black women need to broaden their horizons and expand their dating pool in addition to getting rid of some of these silly requirements that really don’t account to whether or not a man is a good man or not.
I wish people would stop giving unsolicited advice. If I ask for advice that is one thing, but don’t give me advice on my career or relationship when I haven’t asked. And no matter how much advice you give to someone, they are just going to do their own thing so you are really wasting your time giving advice.
5) A Serious Man – the Movie
A seriously weird movie from the Cohen Brothers. I can’t even tell you what this movie is about other than tornado’s, Jewish people, bribes, and affairs. Quite a few people walked out of the theatre before the midway point so keep an open mind.
6)The Millionaire Matchmaker – the show
I love this show. Not only do they give great dating advice, they also offer help by way of life coaches, counseling sessions, and makeovers to the men in the club. I also love the rules of the club like 2-drink limit and the man can’t have sex with anyone in the club until they are in a monogamous relationship.
7) The Barnes Foundation
Great private collection of art (mostly impressionist art) just outside of Philadelphia. Deeply sad to see it leave its location to go to center city Philadelphia where I believe the charm will be completely lost. The collection is large and exhausting – plan to go on two different trips to see everything in its greatness.
8) Serial Taggers
Annoying – knock it off. Facebook is my personal web page. I choose what pictures I want to include and while I don’t mind an occasional tag, some people are out of hand tagging every picture they can find of you.
9) Wine snob
Since my boyfriend is European I have become a wine snob and while I have snuffed at wine in a box, it is much cheaper and in some instances the taste is comparable to wine from a bottle. You don’t have to pay much for a good bottle of wine anymore and even good wines are coming uncorked (i.e. screw topped). But please try to mind the temperatures of the wine – whites get put in the fridge and reds do not (as a general rule).
10) IFC – Independent Film Channel – when trying to be deep goes wrong
While being Indie is cool these days just like being green and sustainable, I think that certain flicks are trying to be too indie and are just complete garbage and a waste of time. Coincidentally, two of those films I watched recently were put out by the IFC. One of those films was My Effortless Brilliance (don’t waste your time under any circumstances) and Melancholy for Medicine (only if you don’t pay for it).