I’m really pumped right now.
I looked up nurse salaries in Los Angeles and I should be making $26/hour which means after bills, utilities, and 401k/personal savings, I should be able to afford $2200/month in rent with Ty. Which means we can provide a backyard for the babies in a cool area.
This last week, I have just been really hating El Paso. I try to remind myself that without El Paso, I wouldn’t be able to go to nursing school as quickly, Ty wouldn’t be able to go to school worry free, and we wouldn’t have ever gotten Juneau. We both have new cars and a big house and we don’t live in Ventura county any more, but….
The drivers are THE FUCKING WORST. My teachers are awful. The weather sucks. There is no beach. There are no mom-and-pop coffee shops. The people are ignorant. The produce is crap. I am forced to shop at Wal-Mart, which is a god damn nightmare on every level. There is no Trader joe’s. No Whole Foods. Terrible Mexican food, despite the fact that we are literally next door to Mexico. My room mates are children. And all of this added to the stress of finding a new job, due to the fact that the family for whom I work is moving away, has really gotten to me this week.
My plan to have a better week is to keep my goals in mind. I will be a nurse. I will move back to Los Angeles, and I won’t be so broke that I stay in my house and drink and stress eat and smoke pot all day. I will have a reliable, efficient car. I will be working in my chosen field and doing everything I can to advance in my career. I WILL BE NEAR THE BEACH.
This week, I will catch up in my classes. I will get through this damn math class. I will consistently cook dinner. I will find a new job. I will make my dermatologist appointment and get back on Adderall, damnit. That way I can get back to the gym and start working on my music again.
I have had a rough week, but I’m ready to fucking own life.
Sometimes I feel like I’m not solid. I’m hollow. There’s nothing behind my eyes. I’m a negative of a person. All I want is blackness, blackness and silence.
Q:why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.
What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.
In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.
Linguistic body slam
Ok look. There is improper grammar. “You a racist” is incorrect. It’s wrong. Period.
However, it is factual.
That bitch a racist.