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Parker & Friends: Up All Night Studying for the GREs, Watching Television, and New Avengers’ Trailer

Thank ya’ll for joining on this post today, because I know I have been leaving ya’ll high and dry lately. And I wish that I could come back on some insightful wisdom sh*t, but I can’t. Not today.

My laptop is still broken because I am both to poor and too lazy to get it fixed. Don’t get me wrong. My parents have sent my money to get it fixed like three times and I have never been without, but by golly, I just don’t feel like it. The money either goes to food or more food, to food from the grocery store, or to food from the restaurant. I am that person. #CollegeLifeRealness

So lately, I have just been studying and prepping for the GRE’s, you know living that college life. And by prepping for the GREs, I mean realize at the ultra-last minute that Kaplan offers free GRE practice test events. Me being me, I assume that two week’s worth of prep would be enough; it wasn’t like I was being serious with it. I just wanted to know where I stood.

And boy did I see.


It was bad…so, so bad.

It pretty much told me to go back to high school.

Now, while I’ve always known I would be a sh*tty mathematician, it was beyond horrible. In fact, I am kind of ashamed to put my Quantitative Reasoning score out there to the public. However, my verbal Reasoning score was over the top; I got a 162 out of 170. We obviously see what I have to work on.

To all of the people out there, those readers, those friends, if you have taken the GREs, how did you go about studying? Did you tutor or self-prep? And what were your results?

It’s barely 2pm on a Sunday. And I have a need…a need for tea. That was bad. My apologies, (not really, but whatever). Just like how I outright called The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 a large exposition dump, the last three days of my life were an even bigger dump. So, excuse me if I’ m a little behind.

First off, let me contour the absolute f*ck out of my face and make sure it is beat beyond all reason before I get into this.

So, let’s talk about the Khloe-on-Amber twitter violence…who am I kidding here? The Amber-on-Khloe twitter violence. Khloe came for Muva and it apparently was too real for her.

She, obviously, remains unbothered.

Real talk: I am one of the many that didn’t give a complete f*ck about Tyga supposedly “dating” Kylie Jenner until Khloe decided she had something to say about Amber’s response to a question about the relationship. On a radio show at that. Amber simply said what we all thought in the most respectful (toward the Kardashian-Jenner family) way possible. So for Khloe to come at Amber sideways with the “stripper” comment, I was “Khloe, you must know how your family even gained relevance. The first time I ever saw Kim, she was working for Paris Hilton. Sorry to hurt your insides, but of course Kylie has her life ‘together’; she has seen no kind of struggle whatsoever in her life. Had she been normal i.e. of the same economic class as most of us all, maybe her little hair extension stuff would be a bigger deal. Khloe, settle down you don’t want this.”

So seeing Amber put her in place, politely, might I add, was strangely satisfying. But that’s just me.

And Kanye’s little two cents, he could have kept that. But that’s also just me.

What truly tickled me though was how E! tried to spin it like Khloe was the victor by “taking the high road”. I’m sorry, but I was always taught that the high road was not offered to those who started the problem. What really happened was the girl was shutdown and that’s okay; it happens to the best of us sometimes.

This also brings me to my next tea topic: what the ultimate f*ck is wrong with E!?

They act like they cannot get right after Joan Rivers’ passing, (God rest her fabulous soul). I am, or was a self-professed fan of E! and was an avid viewer for years. It was my addiction. So for me to say that I’m just not invested anymore is a lot. Fashion Police is obviously different without her and the changing cast did nothing for me; so I left it by the wayside. And after the entire “Zendaya hair/race debacle”,  I can’t even bring myself to watch E! News. I am currently at the point where I would rather get my entertainment news from Buzzfeed…and that says a lot.

Moving on to more television, the Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo. Since this is the only one that I actively watch on the regular, I have to put it out there. What the absolute hell? Since when does Phaedra Parks, the self-proclaimed Southern Belle, get rowdy? The near brawl was set off after Cynthia Bailey pretty much ran and told what seemed like miraculous news to her squad of females that seem to have all the time in the world for the most petty sh*t (Really, Kenya Moore’s “pilot” for a show that is more than questionable). It doesn’t matter if Phaedra is having an affair or isn’t (even though I am almost certain she is); what outside people think don’t matter. It was none of their business at the end of the day. Though Apollo was sort of in the wrong by running and telling his homeboys, Cynthia and Peter, (her husband) proved to be even slimier by having a run-down list of other people they told. At the end of the day, if you are neither Phaedra nor Apollo, or maybe even one of their children, this doesn’t concern you.


In my most humble opinion, Cynthia is the one that most certainly needs to get chopped in the throat. She is taking “being out of NeNe’s shadow” way too far. To the point that she is ready and willing to bring up conflict that doesn’t even involve her. Also, who made her the Apology RoboCop?

For all of the people saying that the show is getting out of control, you would have had to watch it to have determined that. I know that every Sunday I am.

So to close out tea-time on a much nicer and non-messy note, here is the recently released third trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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