Five Senses and Coffee

Musings of a Melodramatic Caffeine Addict

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She had blue skin.
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by –
And never knew.

– SHEL SILVERSTEIN

One of my favorite poems, so simple and thought provoking.

Throwback Song: Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations

This is the song that you’ve forgotten you’ve loved until you heard it again.
Another personal favorite of mine, I have to admit I’ve caught myself humming this more than once without realizing.

Hypocrisy is Not Equality

So I’ve been on hiatus recently, really just a lack of inspiration hit. However, I’m back to talk about a very controversial topic. One that will easily land me criticism.

That topic, is feminism.

 As a woman, I believe we should have equal rights. However, equal rights land us equal responsibilities. Some women expected to be treated the same, however still insist on their man taking care of them (buying them whatever strikes their fancy). For a group who constantly throws out the “double standards” issue, they do have their own as well.

Feminism was much more of a necessity in western society back when we weren’t allowed to vote, or were owned by the men of our lives (father,husband etc). I don’t pretend to think that sexism is dead, I’ve run into many chauvinists myself. In a lot of parts of the world, extreme action is still needed to get women to have the same rights they are entitled to.

To clarify, I’m not completely against feminism. Every human has the right to fight for equality, but it is very naive to believe that sexism only goes one way. So many times, I’ve heard from women that men have it easier, that they need a prince charming to cater to their needs. That is bullshit.

The world is filled with assholes, racists, sexists and they aren’t all simply one gender. How many times do you hear about a domestic abuse case, involving a wife beating her husband? Or how many times cases of men being molested/raped aren’t taken as seriously as cases where the female is the victim? My favorite double standard, is when women say “Men can’t hit women” and then proceed to physically attack him for whatever reason, knowing that if he does the same that he’ll be severely admonished. Physical abuse is wrong, from both genders, its as simple as that.

If us women want to be taken seriously in our quest for equality, we need to stop complaining about double standards then imposing them. Perhaps its time to trade in feminism, for humanism. Stand for the rights and equality of both genders, not just one. 

 

 

 

 

Maybe the good …

Maybe the good friends aren’t the ones who are beside you every day. The good friends are the ones you can catch up with after lengths of time as if no time passed at all. People underestimate the power of those friendships I think.

Throwback Song: Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

Some older and not quite forgotten goodies ranging from the 1950s to the early 2000s

A cover of a huge 1940s song from Fats Domino (and one of the better versions of the song out there). It isn’t the same when it isn’t Fats Domino singing this song! Although admittedly I have a soft spot for Elvis Presley, his version wasn’t as good.

What is it about Pearls?

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Something about wearing pearls just makes a woman feel more feminine. Or at least that is my experience with them. I’m not a huge jewelry junkie, I rarely wear it and I’ve always been that way. Something about jewelry just makes me feel “heavy”. I prefer simplicity, that’s my whole approach to my appearance, generally I’ll just be wearing a jean and t-shirts, or as of late yoga pants. 

I got my ears pierced when I was in third grade, something I wanted very badly at the time. Upon getting them pierced, I realized I wasn’t crazy about having earrings. Since then I’ve only worn earrings a handful of times, on very special and rare occasions like prom.

However recently I acquired my mothers simple pearl earrings. They are nothing big, and nothing special to the eye, but they are the only earrings I’ve ever actually liked wearing. The pearls just make me feel more womanlike, probably because they are a classic symbol of femininity. As someone who admittedly grew up with video games and sports, it still manages to shock me when I get that glimpse of the woman I am.

What is it about pearls? I can’t be the only one to notice this.

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

The most beautiful girl in the world

has porcelain skin, not a blemish in sight,

Hey eyes are well rested and open wide to the world

Her hair is shiny and never a mess

The most beautiful girl in the world

has a body sculpted from the heavens,

her plump lips always ready to kiss

and just enough blush on her cheeks

The most beautiful girl in the world

has a smile that will brighten anyone’s day,

she is always happy and never sad

even when she is alone.

The most beautiful girl in the world

Doesn’t exist.

L is for the wa…

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don’t break it
Love was made for me and you

Thinking of my very sweet man in my life, who is snoozing away as I type this. Distance is such an inconvenience. One day I’ll write about all the ways he saved me and changed my life, although I feel like even if I try I’ll never get across how much I adore him even if I was given all the time in the world.

International Women’s Day

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My inner woman senses are tingling.

Admittedly the most celebrating I’m doing for International Women’s Day is sitting here with my coffee and listening to Rod Stewart. I’m passively celebrating with the rest of the women blessed with genitals that self destruct every other month. I mean, I suppose if we really wanted to we could discontinue the human race and wipe out the species, so that’s pretty cool I suppose.

Otherwise, the idea that men assume that women are crazy, has been the same running joke passed on woman to woman to mess with men’s minds for thousands of years.  In fact, we’ve gotten so good at it, we don’t even realize anymore how we can possibly be confusing to men at times. It’s our own private joke, and we shall continue it, celebrating it every year March 8th another successful year of turning men’s heads inside out.

Throwback Song: Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald

Some older and not quite forgotten goodies ranging from the 1950s to the early 2000s.

This classic is a cover by Ella Fitzgerald, and a personal favorite of mine. Very much in tune with my love for black coffee, I felt it was an appropriate choice to have the Queen of Jazz featured on my blog, call it a homage if you will.