So its been a minute but your auntie 'cole has been very, very busy! I don't think its going to slow down but I also know the overall grind is a slow one and you'll just have to respect that and recognize my hustle. So on to it...
This could potentially be an actual episode in the near future, but I had a slight revelation last night and its all because of Maria Del Socorro Moreno Fonseca de Gorjón aka Tia Time aka TT. Readers Digest version she willed me into a friendship and now has to pay the consequences for her choice. Remember, she chose this life so you can all stick your sorries in a sock and choke on it. Now that she's been officially put on blast, let me give you deets.
So I work with MDSMFdG and we're rolling up on 3 years in October. In that time she's been probably one of the nicest, sweetest, most considerate people I've met in my ENTIRE LIFE and shows no signs of slowing down. We're probably as different as can be in 8,172 ways but what's cool is she doesn't judge. And you know that shit goes a long way with me because one of my life mantras is to live and let live and judge not because its rally non of your business unless children or animals are at risk. Thsi woman is as G rated as they come and somehow manages to find either comic relief or sheer pity in the foolishness and fuckery I parade through her office sometimes. And when I do without fail I get the "ooh, baby girl" or "aaah, Ms Nicole, you are so ___" and I have tried to break her but I swear upon all things holy and true she just laughs it off. Or pops me (again, Tia Time) to hold me to my I'm being a better person.
Now keep in mind, I've run off many without trying and I've put in ridiculous work to push her over and nothing. I even tried to lure MDSMFdG to the dark side and she showed up in a GITD suit equipped with an LED headlamp, lantern, keychain flashlight and 2 boxes of matches and a 150 hour emergency candle.
Bullet-damn-proof. I swear.
So at my wits end, my last ditch effort was to ruin her kiddo with weapons...and believe it or not, MDSMFdG just negotiated with me and now instead of turning her kid into a delinquent, I'm doing firearms safety. She wins. She always wins. And now I have officially conceded that because she's this disturbingly awesome, nurturing, uber positive, selfless example of a human being, we are just going to be gotdamn friends. There's no point in resisting the Tia...I'm just going with it.
Now all this made me wonder in general, when do you call a random ass person that you encounter an official friend? How does that transition or jump happen? I don't equate it to love where its a sudden, all at once thing nor do I chalk it up to getting to know someone because people change and I think there's always an element of you don't ever truly know everything about a person. But what's the litmus test for confirming a friendship? Is it going through hard times? Is it mending after a disagreement? Is it sharing good times or just plain ol' I like you enough to not wanna slap the dogshit out of you 51% of the time? For the latter, I'm pretty sure 84.66% of me going at MDSMFdG knowing what she's about could have warranted a dogshit evacuation or 4.
Sometimes its just frequent engagement - sometime common interest. For the record, she smells delightful which is always a thing for me - and in hindsight typing this is one of the bonding moments we had. Her Gucci vs. my BonBon...so we have that in common also. While that was one part for me she willed this into existence and I'm pretty sure she can fly. But she just rolls on - unwavering, unsinkable. I'm going to share MDSMFdG with you all because that's how it goes when you roll with me...your life is not your own by any means. I don't know when I will sway her to love you all, but its going to happen. Or this friendship is over.
Its officially 2017 and we made it! Draws intact, resolutions made and self-reflection complete. I'm almost proud of me for being this close to pulling off full-grown lady but then I broke down and fucked up 2 resolutions in the first 3 hours. I know - I made a list and podcast about doing better. On the upside I can proudly say I'm no closer to being petty despite my previous declarations to try but I know its not me so why bother?
On the professional front I have a bunch of maybes lined up that will be massive if they come through so lets remain positive. I also have 3 training objectives that I told my self must be mastered by December 17th. I've already concluded I'd likely have time to conquer these things by mid-July if I had just one job, got rid of my dog and had less sex. Needless to say my dog almost ended up at the shelter but sensibility kicked in. I'll be stressed and likely full of regrets in about 3 weeks then will have to depend solely on the mettle of my character to make it through. Your prayers and well wishes are always welcome. If I can get through March without hurting someone in my new asexual serenity you definitely want to invest in some Powerball tickets.
On a more personal note I've had a few text convos with one of my sisters - we'll call her the pretty one - much to my surprise and delight. Perhaps this is the start of open communication among my siblings and we can keep it going on a regular schedule... again, get your Powerball tickets. If nothing else she & I will get closer and you win your $5 back.
In other unrelated but important to me news, the US Women's National Soccer team got rid of their lead council. On the one hand, this may mean they are taking a different path. On the other it could mean that this is going to go on for another year. Neither is good for women since this an example of what women fear on a larger scale, fighting the machine in the system and losing. Or worse giving up.
No, the money doesn't matter in the long run but how many more generations of young women will have to go into the workforce knowing that no matter how good or smart or educated they are they'd be a little better off financially if they had a dick? Hopefully this is the year where this will begin to change.
So its been a pretty effed up week but the hustle has been skrong with this one. Organizing for future episodes kept me sane since I was basically grounded with no outlets for my frustrations. But before this rant proceeds, Happy Holidays.
This rant will only take as long as this vape pen's tank - current capacity approximately 20%...
Then as if I haven't been tormented enough with not having a vehicle, I had an alarming conversation with my neighbor and another with my coworker that made me realize this conservative movement in America is a real and incredibly scary thing for women, minorities, poor folks and working folks just getting by. As much as I want to blame Ward Churchill I can't because I consider the man a personal hero and social intellectual that isn't afraid to tell the truth. I've come to terms with the fact that I won't be at any of their cookouts or parties. I'm an akward black girl so the fewer people the better so that counts as a W for me! Until McCarthyism makes its full, roaring return and we start burning witches again, of course.
Upsides to all this is I got a shitload of stuff done except getting my dog groomed. And washing my hair. And catching Ashley for a holiday episode. And dealing with these bitchass stray cats in my yard. And successfully transitioning to cold-weather wear since the weather here is disturbingly unpredictable and warm. But upside is I still get to wear my Crocs and capris to work (don't you dare judge me). But there's always next weekend, right?
So I'm going to end this now since the vapor is about to go bitter. Now that I've purged my spirit for the holiday lets all prep for what I pray is a bombass 2017 for us all.
So. Its been barely 24 hours and already got questions.
Word! Keep this shit up! Seriously.
So Let me answer the 2 question that have come up already.
So anyways, that's the story. And now that my ride is here I gotsta roll. But stay tuned for my premiere episode this Wednesday. Haven't locked in a topic yet so it may be a little ranting to get my levels right and you used to my voice. because who DOESN'T love this voice besides me???
Yup. Thats right kids. Nicole is finally doing the solo thing on the side of my side hustles. Not going to ruin it but just knkw there will be another podcast with a different flavor and perspective coming your way very soon. TWGO isnt going anywhere for the haters. This is just another aspect of who Nicole is and you get a taste now. Plus, I got my gang of those in the flanks to ruin you even more.
Ooh yeah. This is happening.
And youre welcome.