Angela Davis

  
Maybe I should start by saying that Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. 

Her interests include prisoner rights; she founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a former director of the university’s Feminist Studies department.

– Via Wikipedia

[Fake & Flake]

Maybe I should start by saying, that over the past two years, I’ve experienced more fakeness and flaking from people I considered friends at a disproportionately high rate.

Thus, I’ve conducted a purge to remove all of the dead weight from my life and no longer allow myself to be subject to people using me, lying to me, and/or running me around in circles.

One of my close friends told me that these negative experiences have been the result of me constantly being to nice to people that don’t actually care about me and to whom I don’t matter that much. 

So no more Mr. Nice Guy.

  

[Elevator Conversation]

Maybe I should start by recapping this elevator conversation I just overhead:

Brown Hair Lady: “I love this weather. Definitely my favorite time of year! But it’s just a little to breezy.”
Lady with Glasses: “Me too. But I can’t believe it got so cold so fast in October!”

Brown Hair Lady: “Well, it is almost November…”

Black Hair Lady: “I don’t like this weather, I like 82 degrees. Lol.”

(Laughter)

Black Hair Lady: “But ugh, I just can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year, I feel like it just started.”

-_-

[We are delayed due to train traffic ahead of us…]

Maybe I should start by saying “Ladies and gentlemen we are delayed because of train traffic ahead of us. We apologize for any inconvenience.

or

Ladies and gentlemen we are delayed due to a signal malfunction. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

or

Ladies and gentleman we are being held momentarily by the train’s dispatcher. We hope to be moving shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

or

Ladies and gentleman we are delayed due to a sick passenger on the train directly ahead of us. We hope to be moving shortly. Thank you for your patience.

or

Ladies and gentlemen due to inclement weather conditions [even somehow underground] express train service has been suspended and trains are moving at slower speeds. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

If I had a dollar for every time I heard one of those announcements, I would have retired years ago. We are now paying $2.50 for a signal ride, and MTA workers make an average of $70,000 USD per year; yet MTA still uses the exact same outdated 113 year old railroad systems and technology of which barely any have ever been updated. And to think that MTA threatened to raise fares to $3.00 USD.

MTAIt’s 2014. How do we still have to deal with the most absurd delays in transportation?! I’ve lived in NYC for roughly 19 years and honestly feel like the MTA has only gotten worse over the years as opposed to becoming more efficient. It seems like 1 out of every 20 MTA workers actually cares about their job and the service that they provide (similar to the post office whom are employed by the spawn of satan).

Not sure if it’s just me,  but from my experience trains have only become more crowded and been running slower with major delays, in combination with long wait times.

I’m wondering if the 2nd avenue station under construction will indeed be the solution that quells the constant everyday struggle that commuters have to deal with in NYC.

[Rapid Eye Movement]

Maybe I should start by saying that today, I woke up from a dream in which I was the wedding planner for Ashton Kutcher and Snookie.

This has to be the most random dream I have had in a while. I am now inspired to write down all of my dreams. However, I am scared of this potentially daunting task, as I dream almost every night and have never had the same dream twice.