Category Archives: 60 Second Shorts

Bits and Pieces from all over the web that I want to share or thoughts and statements I want to make. All that should take less than :60 seconds to read.

:60 Second KWord Shorts — Yes I said it… My last post on Kaitlyn Hunt

shortsSo I was speaking to a friend of mine that “didn’t agree” with my post about Kaitlyn Hunt…. until we spoke about it. From my conversation with her I feel the need to explicitly state, I am not debating the merits of the law. There can be a discussion about whether it is archaic or flawed on another post…on another blog.

I take issue with the fact that Kaitlyn, her parents, and the ACLU are trying to use her sexual orientation as the reason she should get off.

I take issue with the people saying that as a woman there is no way she could have coerced the girl, because lesbian relationships are emotional more than physical.

I take issue with the fact that dozens (at least) young black men have been prosecuted for crimes similar to this one and no one gave a damn.

I take issue with people being mad at the 14 year olds parents for turning Kaitlyn in. THEY ARE HER PARENTS AND THEY SHOULD HAVE TURNED HER IN.

I take issue with people taking up the rainbow flag and wrapping it around her like she in Jesus in the manger.

And I SURE AS HELL TAKE ISSUE with people saying I don’t have the right to feel the way I do.

So yes unless we are going to overturn every statutory rape case involving high school students for the last 60 years… then her next cameo should be on Nancy Grace or Beyond Scared Straight.

Whatta Man Whatta Man Whatta Man…. But No I Don’t Want To Have His Baby

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Now for those who know me, or cared enough to read my introduction, we all know I used to date men for many years. So every blue moon I come across one I haven’t seen in while.  In most cases they are those Hi and Bye exchanges where we lie about keeping in contact.

No shade to these guys but I treat all exes the same, be it ex-friends or ex-relationships, if we wanted to keep in contact we would have. *shrugs*.

ANYWAY, two weeks or so ago, I decided to log into an inactive Facebook account. I saw a few friend requests from old classmates and some random spam accounts. No surprises.  I quickly hit approve and logged back off.

Monday I logged back into the account to download a cute picture that I had found. While scanning my inbox, I saw a message from “Mr. Ex”. Let me give you a quick background on Mr. Ex. I was a freshman in college, trying to “find myself”, and he was a sweet, handsome brother of a friend on campus. Cool. It didn’t last long and it wasn’t a bad breakup, he kinda went his way and I went mine. I linked up with him again right after graduation and we hung out, but nothing came of it (obviously).

Fast forward 8 years to the message you see above…

I promise you I had to read the message twice to make sure that I hadn’t lost my grip on the human language. Did he really just ask me to have his kid? Like hey girl it’s been forever, let me insert some sperm into you for old times sake. Am I the only one that thinks that is FREAKING ODD? What did he expect me to say? Why of course! Not even considering the “lesbian thing”, what straight girl would have jumped on that offer (pun intended)? I know straight people… I have a lot of straight friends and even they aren’t into stuff like that.

Needless to say I won’t be shopping at Baby R’ Us anytime soon o_O. But I am curious to know whether any of you have stories like this one?

Email me kristi at thekword dot com.

… and we are the ones who are only allowed to get married in 12 states… Tut!

:60 second shorts – A Day at the Zoo, Fela! *side eye* and Marriage

photo (16)Hello lovebugs! I feel like I haven’t written in a while and that’s no bueno.  Sorry I don’t have anything overtly lesbian to discuss…. other than yes I still sleep with women… I mean woman… one woman.  (I cleaned that up real quick).  I promise the next post will be dripping with Lip Service allusions and quotes from the Task Force press releases.

Sidenote: the full series of the L Word is back on netflix instant. Enjoy!

I must say I had an amazing time with my family and my girls this weekend. Saturday, my 9 to 5 had a company picnic at the local zoo chock full of lions and tigers and bears. Oh my! I got the chance to spend some QT with my niece and my grand nephews. Those boys right there… those boys right there. They are super cute in small doses.  I love them… BUT I can’t say I was sorry to see them go  home with their mother…. Does that make me a bad person? If nothing else, this weekend sure helped my biological clock stop ticking. I actually think it went stowaway in an old Delorean (that was definitely an age check statement…).

photo (15)Sunday afternoon, the girls and I checked out Fela! for a little Sunday Funday. We have been doing this more regularly which is very cool. I am happy and blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful WOC. We are all so completely different but somehow it works. Awwww.

Now about the show…. *sigh* I am slightly apprehensive about giving my opinion about the show… 3…2…1… ok I’m over that. I liked the show for the most part, the most part being the parts when Michelle Williams was not on the stage. *shrugs* I am not hating, nor I am throwing shade so you can hold that mule. Her disjointed movements and nasal voice really distracted me and affected my experience. Other than that…….. it was a very high energy and engaging production. I am really glad to have gone.

I would also like to take this time to be extremely happy for and congratulatory to two lovely ladies who got engaged over the week.  I really wish I could have made it to their engagement party but by the time I woke up from my post-zoo nap it was 10pm. I look forward to more opportunities to celebrate with them in the near future! But until then, CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS M and I!

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Source: Instagram

Oh and am I the only one that didn’t know girl from Noah’s Arc was straight? Like just got married this weekend in Vegas straight? Like no sistas need apply straight? I mean…. Congratulations girl! Y’all look so cute! Wait, did I just out her? No right? o_O

Last but not least did I mention I am finally going back for my MBA. Yeah Yeah *insert your old dogs, new tricks comments here*

Ok ok maybe I did lez up the piece…. I can’t help it *shrugs*

:60 Second Shorts – Maybe she is a superlesbian – Ashley Broadway

For those of you that read about Ashley Broadway earlier this week, it seems that her superpowers are a bit stronger than we thought.

Not only was she admitted to the Assn. of Bragg Officers’ Spouses after all (which we all kind of knew was going to happen)…Military Spouse Magazine named her Ft. Bragg’s 2013 “Military Spouse of the Year.”

Run tell that.

:60 Second Shorts – Why Sheryl Swoopes Doesn’t Need NYs Approval

Now I know that Superlesbians Don’t Exist but I will have to say Sheryl Swoopes was pretty damn close to a lot of us… okay maybe just me. As the first African American openly gay player in the WNBA, with a few gold medals to boot, Sheryl’s revelation immediately made her a role model to many young lesbians (whether she said that was her goal or not).

Granted when she originally came out as a lesbian, her statements weren’t exactly ones I would use as soundbites for “the cause”…

“I’m not bisexual,” she said. “I don’t think I was born [gay]. Again, it was a choice. As I got older, once I got divorced, it wasn’t like I was looking for another relationship, man or woman. I just got feelings for another woman. I didn’t understand it at the time, because I had never had those feelings before.” (which is eerily reminisce of the quote from the “Ebony’s Hot Lesbian Couple” chick)

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:60 Second Shorts – Oh that Tracy… (Why am I not mad ENOUGH?)

I never thought I would ever say “Tracy Morgan has changed the way I think of myself”. Had it not been for netflix and 30 Rock on instant queue I might have never even known his name (I’m not a big tv person) but that has all changed.

For those of you that have been getting wasted at Pride or living under a rock, during his latest show, Tracy Morgan made a statament that if his son turned out to be gay, he would “pull out a knife and stab” him….

*blink*

Really negro? Really negro? I know somewhere in the world Isaiah Washington dropped his head and did the “C’mon Son”.

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