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Author: Monique Judge (page 25 of 47)

I am surrounded by beautiful people

This is Tiffany. She photographs well. She rocks hats by The Happy Hooker. She has a beautiful spirit. She is a part of my story.


Tiffany modeling the turqua slouchy beanie

Tiffany modeling the turqua slouchy beanie

Crocheting is a hobby of mine that has turned into a profitable side hustle. I make hats and sell them. Tiffany has modeled many of them, and so I made her this one as a thank you. She loved it, and she agreed to model it for me. It fits her locs rather nicely, don’t you think?

Pretty Brown Eyes

My eyes are my best feature I think. Well, my eyes and my lips. Also, I have a really big forehead.

Avocados are delicious

The simplest foods are the most delicious. Having this for lunch the other day made me want to eat like this more often. I envision it as a salad, with avocado, basil, tomato, and crushed black pepper.

Lunch: an avocado split, a latte, and rustic toast

Lunch: an avocado split, a latte, and rustic toast

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for:  the premiere of Rihanna’s video for “Bitch Better Have My Money.” She directed it, and it’s awesome.

Blondie’s Deborah Harry turns 70 today

I love Blondie. I love Debbie Harry. Refer to last year’s birthday post and track list to explore some good music from Blondie with Debbie Harry on lead vocals.

Happy Birthday, Debbie!

I love me some Rihanna, but when I think of “Bitch Betta Have My Money,” what pops into my head is the AMG version from the early 90s. My cousin Sharmayne and I wore this song out. Now you can too.

Haiku #3 – Confused Homophones

This evening’s peak:

I pique your interest by

giving you a peek.

In case you missed it, President Barack Obama delivered a rousing eulogy for Clementa Pinckney in South Carolina today. Let the church say “Amen!”

Supreme Court Brings Marriage Equality To The Entire Country

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples across the country have a constitutional right to marry, regardless of what state they live in. This brings marriage equality to all of the states where same-sex marriage bans were still in place or still being enforced to some extent: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. The precedent would also apply to U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico.

Source: Supreme Court Brings Marriage Equality To The Entire Country | ThinkProgress

The sole purpose of this post is to test the formatting for the ‘Aside’ post format. Nothing to see here.

What would happen if an aside post had more than forty words in it? Would there be a ‘continue reading’ or ‘more’ link, or would it all still show up on the front page?

What about featured images?

I am sharing this video again because I never want it to die. Also, I make up rhymes to go with this almost daily. It’s a catchy little tune. You’re welcome.


We lost him six years ago today, but he will never be forgotten. His contributions to the world of music and performance are still reverberating through the artists we have today.

We love you Michael, and we miss you.

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