Tag «Rant»

Being Alone, but Not Lonely

Relationships have all the power to totally consume your life. Ever break up with someone and just be totally lost? Not like, OMG where am I going, I’m directionally challenged? or Woe is me, what will I do without the love of my life? No. As in, like what the hell did I do before …

When Taking One for the Team Goes Wrong

I think God just wants me to date myself. Why, you ask? Well because my last attempts of “going on a date” have been comedic catastrophes. Let me tell you what happened on my “date”, prepare yourself it’s a loooonnnggg story. So I’m hanging out with a friend of mine who suggests we do this …

Did You Just Call Me the B-Word?

When a woman makes a man feel some type of way he’s quick to call her the b word, that right, bitter. Bitter (adj): causing painful emotions : felt or experienced in a strong and unpleasant way. Yes, a break-up/heart-break can cause someone to be bitter, but lemme say this. This isn’t a I-hate-all-men-so-imma-talk-endless-shit-about-you-like-I-keep-a-pair-of-balls-on-a-necklace blog. …

What Do You Attract?

Today I feel like ranting, so, don’t mind if I do. For those of you who don’t know I’ve been out of a relationship for about 3 months now; I have a guideline that for every year you spend in a relationship with a person it takes about 3 months to get over them. My …

Office Drama -Stay on Your P’s & Q’s

Came to a cruel realization this morning…. everyone doesn’t have your best interest at heart, even those you may have come to trust. What prompts me to write about this you say? Well I’m pissed off for starters. A co-worker of mine, who will remain unnamed in the event my rant is ever discovered by …

Quarter of a Century a.k.a Birthday Post

Welp, today is my bert-day, it’s my bert-day *does hood dance* and I got up wanting to reflect on my quarter of century. Lord knows there were some times where I thought I wouldn’t make it here so He must have something great planned for me in the long run. This morning I woke up …

Got Baggage??

They clearly call them “ex(es)” for a reason, so why is it that we continue to let them stay with us in spirit, long after their physical presence is gone? It’s like the Ghost of Christmas Ex haunts us in new relationships. Now I understand baggage very well, everybody has it. And while I do …

Out of the Box– Ashley Does Texas

Is there such thing as being too considerate? I think there has to be. There is a point where you start thinking too much of what others will think or feel and not enough about how you feel and what you think. I think that’s part of my problem. I never make decisions just for …

Job Hunting? Shoot me Now.

I would truly like to say that doing a job hunt is for the birds. I’m realllly past this point in my life because I am completely and utterly over all things job search related. I’ve filled out more than 30 applications and I’ve only gotten one interview and this job is in freaking Texas, …

Love is a Drug, I Don’t Care What You Say

I’m convinced that love is a drug. And I, Ashley La’Shae, am addicted. You can ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you that I’ve been an addict for quite sometime now. I’m not ashamed to say it, maybe my testimony will help somebody else out there. I mean, how else can you explain …

Bob the Builder

Bobbbb the builder! Can we fix it?! Bobbbbb the builder! Yes we can! –Y’all remember this cartoon? *Ahem* Clearly Bob has never tried to fix a relationship. You can fix a lot of things, but some things are just irreparable. My question/rant for today is about “fixing” relationships. Let me state that I think you …

Transparency… or Lack Thereof

As you get older and experience life, you learn a lot about yourself. What you like annnnd… what you don’t like. *Cue Chief Keef¬†That’s that ish I don’t like* In relationships: A lying nigga, that’s that shit I don’t like./ A cheating nigga, that’s that shit I don’t like./ A lazy nigga, that’s that shit …

I’m Grown… Unfortunately.

As a budding adult I’ve realized one thing that is very clear to me. I don’t want to grow up. Back in the day I could not WAIT to be “grown”, but as I get older I realize that being “grown” is highly overrated. If I could somehow alter my past request of “I can’t …

Letter to my Ex

It’s real easy to be pissed at you right now, but then I sit and think that you’re conditioned to be the way you are. Conditioned by the people who were supposed to love you, by the ones who loved you and turned on you, by enemies, by society and by the high security mental …

Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t

“We don’t wanna neva end…you walking out you walking back again… I don’t done took your heart boy, held it up for ransom…Ain’t tryna be cocky, I got yo heart in my pocket.” -Future, feat. Kelly Rowland My rant for today is on “off again/on again relationships”. If you’ve never been in one yourself, I’m …

Bitter Women vs. Hurt Men

Two words: Double. Standard. Men be sooooooo quick to scrutinize a hurt woman; said woman is usually in one of a few predicaments: She’s been hurt and still coping [bitter] She’s been hurt and doesn’t know how to cope [bitter] She’s been hurt and currently getting hurt [bitter] Men will tear apart a bitter woman, …

America’s Next Top Grad Student

Let me tell you what applying to graduate school was like for the first generation college student. In so many words, it was hell. We’re just gonna skip past the fact that I haven’t posted for like 2 months and keep going like that lapse never happened. But what I will talk about is what …

The Next Oprah Angelou

This is not a drill. Let me tell you just how sick I am of being mediocre despite how much I just wanna be great. I am one of the underdogs. One of the unlucky individuals that should not have made it to where I am. Single parent home. Absent father. One of twelve [total]. …