1. Top flight security of the world, Craig. The whole world!


  3. iconicbottom:


    italian dude and his puppy do yoga

    i have to change my pants

    (Source: doctorflowers, via yourebeyondashy)


  4. 1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.

    2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.

    3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.

    4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.

    5. Always use ‘we’ when referring to your home team or your government.

    6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

    7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of ‘horse’.

    8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

    9. Don’t dumb it down.

    10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.

    11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.

    12. Never park in front of a bar.

    13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.

    14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first boy/girlfriend.

    15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.

    16. A suntan is earned, not bought.

    17. Never lie to your doctor.

    18. All guns are loaded.

    19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.

    20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.

    21. Take a vacation of your cell phone, internet, and TV once a year.

    22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.

    23. A handshake beats an autograph.

    24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.

    25. If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself short.

    26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.

    27. Never get your hair cut the day of a special event.

    28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets.

    29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.

    30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.

    31. Eat lunch with the new kids.

    32. When traveling, keep your wits about you.

    33. It’s never too late for an apology.

    34. Don’t pose with booze.

    35. If you have the right of way, take it.

    36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.

    37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.

    38. Never push someone off a dock.

    39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she’s pregnant.

    40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry; live up to it.

    41. Don’t make a scene.

    42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.

    43. Know when to ignore the camera.

    44. Never gloat.

    45. Invest in good luggage.

    46. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day, too.

    47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.

    48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.

    49. Give credit. Take blame.

    50. Suck it up every now and again.

    51. Never be the last one in the pool.

    52. Don’t stare.

    53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.

    54. Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.

    55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.

    56. Admit it when you’re wrong.

    57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.

    58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.

    59. Thank the bus driver.

    60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.

    61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

    62. Know at least one good joke.

    63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.

    64. Know how to cook one good meal.

    65. Learn to drive a stick shift.

    66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.

    67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.

    68. Dance with your mother/father.

    69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.

    70. Always thank the host.

    71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.

    72. Know the size of your boy/girlfriend’s clothes.

    73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.

    74. Be a good listener. Don’t just wait for your turn to talk.

    75. Keep your word.

    76. In college, always sit in the front. You’ll stand out immediately.

    77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.

    78. Be patient with airport security. They’re just doing their jobs.

    79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.

    80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.

    81. You are what you do, not what you say.

    82. Learn to change a tire.

    83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.

    84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.

    85. Don’t litter.

    86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.

    87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest. But you can be the toughest.

    88. Never call someone before 9am or after 9pm.

    89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.

    90. Make the little things count.

    91. Always wear a bra at work.

    92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.

    93. You’re never too old to need your mom.

    94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on the first date, commit to keeping them on and keeping your trap shut about how much your feet kill.

    95. Know the words to your national anthem.

    96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun then sitting on the bench alone.

    97. Smile at strangers.

    98. Make goals.

    99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.

    100. If you have to fight, punch first and punch hard.

    — a high school teacher’s list of 100 wisest words (via perfect)

    (Source: mar-rs, via empirestatemindset)


  5. Versace Versace… *catches holy ghost*


  6. Trayvon’s blackness wasn’t something he could hide, so it wouldn’t have mattered whether he’d worn a hoodie or a t-shirt that fateful night. It mattered that he was black, and it mattered that the person who shot him had a vendetta out for black men before Trayvon ever set foot in the neighborhood. It matters that in 2012, there are more black men in prison today than those who were enslaved in 1850. It matters that blacks, in particular black men, are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and underrepresented in colleges. It matters that the black unemployment rate is nearly double that of unemployment for the general population. It matters that blacks are less likely to be screened, diagnosed, and treated for preventable diseases, less likely to own homes, less likely to receive research grants, and more likely to retire in poverty than their white counterparts. It matters that blacks are less likely than whites to abuse drugs, but more likely to be convicted of drug crimes. None of these statistics are due to a genetic predisposition to violence, poor health and underachievement, instead as a direct result of the disenfranchisement of blacks that has occurred in this country for more than 200 years at the hands of slavery, Jim Crow Laws, discrimination, and the institutionalized racism in our schools, banks, businesses, courts, and prisons that has torn apart our families and fractured our community. Just like Trayvon Martin, race mattered for Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Emmett Till, and hundreds more we will never know the name of who died because of their skin color.

  7. I guess I’m writing a poem lol this feels foreign


  8. The job

    When I say I don’t know who I am
    I’m saying
    I don’t know where I am
    I just know
    I’m not where I want to be

    Everyday that passes is beginning to hover over me
    The way black clouds crowd over an idea
    Before it rains
    Before it washes you away

    Right now I’m tired
    With an over grown chest
    And the idea that I can do anything

    I work eight hours a day
    5 days a week
    Selling things I stopped believing 7 months ago
    And I have been asking myself why I am still here ever since

    My head is full of ideas that no one is in the way of stopping
    But myself

    My hands get jealous of the restlessness that has forged the passion behind my actions

    I am in a room full of people that forgot what living feels like

    Because this job is the only thing that’s makes sense to their bank accounts
    And they ask me WHY
    I am even here

    When I talk plans with them
    When I talk ideas with them
    When I talk about time with them

    It is dry
    And depressing in this place
    This must be what watching your dreams slip away from you feels like
    Thick sucking the breath out of your lungs
    Like life
    punched you in the stomach

    I’m tired of my breath dangling outside of my mouth for me to catch every morning I wake up

    I remember the moment 16 and big eyed
    I promised myself
    That I wouldn’t slide down the same drain they did
    But I guess sometimes it just happens
    And I guess time just passes by
    And then you look up
    And there’s none left to spare

    And here I am
    Just trying to keep a hold onto all of my sanity
    Trying to keep myself together
    Before my heart is purple and
    My brain dizzy and nothing starts to make sense to me anymore

    I just want to rest
    I just want to feel something again
    I just want to feel less like a machine
    And more human
    I just want to believe in something again


  9. Freewrite. 5.16.13


    as soon as we learned how to count
    our pasts and hopes
    the things our fingers could hold,

    everything turned to math.

    we tripped and
    fell and
    became an equation,
    a scale,
    a problem:
    something to be solved.

    the type of thing you
    can chart on graph paper
    and that calculators can
    boil into numbers
    small enough that they rattle around
    in mouths like loose change
    in baggy pockets

    I called it love every day
    we were


  10. Haiku 5.18.13


    I only know how
    To love the way that asks if
    You’re ready to drown.


  11. Conversation Series #7

    1. 2: How long would you wait for me?
    2. 1: Not a single day.
    3. 2: But you're still here.
    4. 1: I always will be.

  12. Wake up
    Brush you teeth
    Look yourself in the mirror
    And say I love you
    But mean it this time


  13. trendsettahh:





    Lmaoo i wish i could use microsoft paint this good

    I’m crying.


    That last one tho

    lmaoo I aint even notice chris brown at first.

    Dead. Lol

    (Source: finesser-utonium, via empirestatemindset)


  14. That time you confused a lesson for a soulmate.
    — dream hampton (via tirhase)


    (via effyosocialmedia)

    (via calisfornia-deactivated20140427)


  15. Urban allure: Danny, Justin, Teddy, Tray, Miah, and Sharae