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And That Makes Me Feel Some Type Of Way…

make-me-feel-some-type-of-wayOne of my absolute favorite songs out right now is Rich Homie Quan’s “Type of Way”. I love this song like Fitz loves Liv. I love it like rainbows love rainy forecasts. This song is on nearly every Spotify playlist that I’ve created.

Sade’s Smooth Operator Mix? Not unless Rich Homie Quan get’s his say. I even changed my name to Wealthy Friend Panama, but it didn’t have the same ring to it. And it just wasn’t true. Like at all. For one, I don’t even know Quan like that.

Despite loving this song to bits and pieces, I can acknowledge that the homey, Rich Homie Quan, is talking about some pure d non-sense. He invokes God quite a few times for somebody whose entire premise is centered around why everybody else is hating. Then again, he really just says, “ain’t no man perfect, but God”…poetry it ain’t, but it didn’t make me feel some type of way.

But you know what did make me feel some type of way? Glad you asked.

- The government shutdown has continued to make me feel some type of way. Not because I don’t enjoy a good vacation, but I don’t enjoy UNPAID vacations. One day is cute. Two days…less cute but rest is never a bad thing. No end in sight? Now you’re f*cking with my money. That definitely makes me feel some type of way.

- “Are we gladiators…or are we b*tches?” This piece of pure poetry was uttered by Harrison Wright on the 3rd season premiere of Scandal. I felt some type of way because I wasn’t sure if he was talking to me or not. I be gettin’ my gladiator on whenever I can so I didn’t appreciate him asking…even though he was asking the rest of the team…Abby, Quinn, Huck. I’m just saying, I feel some type of way now, like I need to go gladiate something.

- Scandal redux. Confession time: Until this weekend, I’d never seen a full episode of Scandal. I binge watched the entire series over the past weekend. I completely understand why women love it, but at the same time, it’s not the greatest show ever. HOWEVER, I found myself all wrapped up in and invested in the 3rd season premiere because a) I knew all the characters and it feels good to know who  you’re talking about; and 2) even if something ain’t great, you can be totally compelled to pay attention. Plus, Kerry Washington. Duh.

- Apple products…wait…what? Let’s keep it gully. I’ve got an iPhone 4. Not a 4S. I’ve got no Siri. My phone has never spoken to me and tried to make sweet love to me by the fire place. But it has started acting up all to be damned. I’m trying my level best NOT to go buy a new iPhone, but I feel myself cracking. Sometimes my phone just does not work at all. Like at all. Like it blacks out and calls me a p*ssy. To my face. I wish I could show you, but its hard to take a screenshot when you’re phone gives zero f*cks.

- The lady who decided to attempt to drive into the White House, and when that didn’t work, she took on the Capitol. I don’t know all of the details, but this story has weird written all over it. There was a baby in the car. She was likely unarmed. But she attempted to run over some police officers. Or something. I just feel some kind of way because what the f*ck makes somebody with a kid in the car decide to attempt to penetrate the impenetrable? We may never know. I feel some type of way about this.

- The DC Screening of the “Very Smart Brothas” Pilot: we had a great turn out, and a great Q&A afterwards where we got to talk about the project and give some behind the scenes information about it all. It went swimmingly and I couldn’t be prouder of the team. People seemed to genuinely enjoy the pilot and that makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside. See, I feel some type of way in the positive sense. Thanks to all who came out and all who have supported. Thank you for sleepwalking with us. The pilot got some great reviews and people were genuinely excited for us. That type of motivation is why we keep on keepin’ on…no Xscape.

Who can I run to? To feel this empty space with my laughter…

So…it’s Friday, and if you’re like me, you ain’t got no job…what has you feeling some type of way?

Holler at a playa when you see him on the street, trick!

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka lower.case.p aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3

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Damon Young

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future.

  • WIP

    For the record, I am sick of that expression and I hate that GD song. “Feel some type of way” = “turn up” for me right now.
    But I’m a team player so:

    Not being able to bend over is making me feel some type of way.
    My piece-of-sh** Nokia phone is making me feel some type of way.
    Applying to what has to be my last stint in grad school is making me feel some type of way.
    The Walking Dead coming back is making me feel some type of way.
    My coworker hacking/coughing every 90 seconds is making me feel some type of way.

  • Camilleblu

    Disqus got me feeling some kind of way on my iPad. Is it just me? My browser keeps closing out when I try to load comments.

    • CrayolaGirl

      Not just you. I was wondering if I somehow got a virus.

  • Camilleblu

    Aww..congrats on your nonprofit and your fundraiser Bunni. Do tha dang-gone thang!

  • WIP

    ” talking about she is mad about Obama’s interference with SIRI”
    O_O

  • Epsilonicus

    Congrats on the fundraiser fellow non-profiteer!!

  • BreezyX2

    Keep doing it big Bunni! Congrats.

  • http://daratmathis.wordpress.com/ dtafakari

    What’s making me feel some type of way?

    Dealing with grief during one of my best freelancing weeks. I don’t know whether to be happy over the goodness or awash in sadness over the bad.

    Somebody at Clark Atlanta stole my husband’s iPad.

    My toddler gave me the Mutombo “No no no” finger when I tried to give her a cracker yesterday.

    Why does EVERYTHING break down, get stolen, or suck money out your wallet AT THE SAME @#%^ TIME?!!?!

    I, too, feel awful about Miriam Carey, and I can’t put a finger on why.

    My mom watches Scandal…I dunno why that makes me feel some type of way, but it does.

    The salivating media coverage of the government shut down irritates me. I honestly think they’re enjoying this.

    • Kema

      You’re a brave soul having a post on Clutch. lol! I read it on Xojane yesterday as per Val’s instructions. Nice post!

      • LMNOP

        I read it too, it was good! And brave lol.

      • http://daratmathis.wordpress.com/ dtafakari

        Chile, I put on an overcoat when I saw they cross-posted it. Clutch ain’t for the faint of heart. Thank you!

    • Rachmo

      Hahahaha at your toddler. That’s awesome

    • Obsidian Files

      Ms. Dtafakari:
      I didn’t know you had a post over at Clutch. May I ask for a link please? Thanks.

      O.

      • http://daratmathis.wordpress.com/ dtafakari
        • Obsidian Files

          Ms. Dtafakari:
          Thank you! Reading now…

          UPDATE: OK, just got finished reading. Interesting story. I have nothing further to add, other than say that I am pleased that Mama and Baby are hale and healthy – “birthing bullying” notwithstanding.

          Congrats!

          O.

    • Rachmo

      Good post. Very brave to put yourself out there bc all people want to see is a super smiley woman in the delivery room.

      • http://daratmathis.wordpress.com/ dtafakari

        Thanks, Rachmo! I’m all smiles now :)

  • http://vagabondaesthetics.tumblr.com/ Ricky

    I feel some type of way about the prices of these sweaters. :|

  • Todd

    After reading your comment, I realize that I’m on Super Saiyan cynic. My first thought after reading that she had doubled her fundraising goal was “she’s going to spend that excess on wine, cognac and a Mercedes S-class.” Yeah…I’ve run into a few too many crooks in my time…

    • Yoles

      todd you need jesus….

  • http://uphereoncloud9.com/ Wu Young

    I hate the term like it was cancer but here’s my list.

    1. I’ll-informed Facebook political analysts.
    2. People who hold up the line in Starbucks with bullish+tass orders.
    3. The fact that I wake up at 8:30 every Saturday.

    • BreezyX2

      That internal clock is a pain.

      • http://uphereoncloud9.com/ Wu Young

        Yeah, oddly enough I sleep later on Sunday’s. I think that comes from me actively trying to oversleep for church as a kid…and as an adult.

        • BreezyX2

          LOLOL!!! Yes, I do the exact seem thing every single weekend. I am up at 5:00 am on Saturday and have done all the house cleaning and laundry by 10. But come Sunday morning, it is like hale trying to get my eyes to open before the 8. SMH!

    • BriA

      Your number 3>>>>>
      Why am I awake at 5:30 am on a Saturday??????

      • BreezyX2

        I feel your pain gurl!

    • Val

      I’m embarrassed for people when they try out their political thoughts on fb friends and it backfires. So sad. I’ve seen people try to get all kinds of holy/ religious on fb too and get shot down.

      • LMNOP

        Really? all my fb friends whose statuses are about jesus get pretty much 100% agreed with. With the exception, occasionally (thank god) of people who are asking for help praying away their baby’s 105 fever and the eighth person to comment will say “please take that baby to the doctor.”

        • Val

          Yeah, when people quote the bible or post stuff like that they get likes, etc. It’s when they go off the beaten path and try to mix their own philosophy and the bible that I’ve seen things go wrong.

      • Rachmo

        I give super religious people on FB quiet shade. Like my mental shade is ridiculous but I never write what i want to say.

        • Val

          Yeah, that’s me too. I never comment or even ‘like’ those posts. And, I’ve hidden one fb friend’s posts because she post 50-11 religious sayings and pics of Jesus a day. It was clogging up my feed.

          • Rachmo

            There is this one dude who I’ve thought of sending a message to. His posts are always about why “God hasn’t delivered him a wife yet” or “keep holding on bc God knows your struggles.” I’ve wanted to write a million times bro, tone it down. I heart God too but your delivery is too intense.

            • Val

              Oh my, that’s actually kind of sad. Lol. (so why am I laughing?)

              • Rachmo

                Bc he’s simpin for Jesus out here. (Forgive me God for my harsh delivery, you know my heart)

      • ED

        I always skip religious posts. I’m not religious at all

        Tangent: Why do people say “I’m not religious but I’m spiritual?” What does that mean?

        • Rachmo

          They don’t go to Church?

          • ED

            I’m assuming they don’t lol

            • Rachmo

              Haha no I meant maybe that’s what they mean. idk i don’t go to Church but i’ve never called myself “spiritual.” Although it sounds fancy.

              • ED

                lol Oh! I don’t go to church either. It does sound fancy! lol

        • Val

          Maybe because they believe in God but not religion?

          • ED

            It sounds like there’s a lot more to it than just a belief in God without religion

            • Val

              I think you might be giving people too much credit on this one.