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Was It Something I Said?

September 17th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

What’s up everyone. Right now, it’s 7:35 and I just arrived back to my hotel room in Washington, D.C. I was down here to moderate a panel discussion on the impact of hip-hop on American politics at the Congressional Black Caucus convention. Had a blast, but unforuntately, it’s kept me busy for most of the day, which is why I haven’t been able to post anything until now.

Unfortunately, my mind is spent and it’s way later than usual for me to do a post, so instead, I’m going to end the week with a request from my favorite people in the whole world, my readers.

Between now and Monday, I would like for all of you to leave in the comments section, one of your favorite lines I wrote. Now before we go crying out shouts of vanity, understand this is for research purposes, not to inflate my ego. Jermaine and I have some things in the works, and we’re trying to get a gauge for the relationship I have with readers through the blog.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t remember what post it came from, but a link to the post or the title would be nice. Just try to make it one sentence or two, Maybe even three, but the more succinct the better. Oh and you can always co-sign another person’s quote, so if they quoted what you were going to quote, let me know. The more the merrier.

Again, this is not a request from me for you all to blow my head up. Those who know me know my confidence comes from within in spades. But this is something I do need from you all. I know people re-quote things I write because they either write it in the comments or they hit me on the side to tell me. It’s something I greatly appreciate and frankly find humbling. So just please, in the comments, a quote or two I wrote that you read. I need it. Really.

Thanks in advance y’all.

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  • CourtyJ

    “Women think men avoid titles because they don’t want others to know what kind of relationship they’re in, when really a lot of men just want to deserve the title they’re given. If a man isn’t willing to work for a title, he doesn’t want it bestowed upon him. And if a man is given a title or asks for it, then he’s willing to do whatever it takes to retain the title day after day.” Quoted from “Let A Man Do What He Has To Do”.

    I loved it because I believe it. And I believe it because I want it to be true. It’s a comforting statement. Sums up all the why and why nots of men in relationships in such a simple way. As I wish everyday interactions truly were.

    Great job on that post. It became a mandatory forward to the girls and a quotable for the “friendly reminders” stash I have.

  • Jessica Smith

    So I stumbled upon your blog and now me and my girls are hooked. Sending you our love from Chicago!

    “I really liked the quote: “I don’t compare them to you, but I compare myself with them to myself with you, and it never quite matches up; so I always have to move on.”

    It’s a clever twist on the overstated phrase. This is exactly how I feel. My first (and last) relationship was really great and I have yet to experience that same feeling about anyone since. Nevertheless, I am optimistic.

    In the meantime, keep reading our minds!

  • Dahyis

    “Sometimes our actions don’t have to be a reflection of who we are to someone else, but instead, they can be a reflection of who we are to self” from “If I don’t marry this ex-girlfriend, she’s definitely invited to my wedding”

  • Netreia

    “Those people who are great in long distance relationships, don’t stay in them because they know like I know, the better it gets, the worse it feels. And the only way to change that is to pack some bags and say hello, with no thoughts of ever saying goodbye.”

  • Celeste

    This is a long quote (and also the first time I’m posting- guess I’m making up for lost time). I love this quote, and this post, because I laughed SO hard reading it. As you know, women love a man who can make them laugh, and this post was allll about it. My favorite part:


    There is the type of woman who is into sports and doesn’t need me to explain something every five minutes in order to follow the game, and then there’s this type of woman:

    “All I’m saying is our team shouldn’t of punted on that last series.We should’ve gone for it. I know it’s 4th and 2, but we had the defense on their heels. Meanwhile, our special teams have been playing horribly all season, what made him think this was going to be any different? It was gut check time, and now it’s clear our coach has no guts.”

    This type of woman is special, but I don’t know if she’s special to me. <— especially this line.

    Thanks for the insight you provide in all of your posts, especially the funny ones!

  • Pam

    Favourite Quote:
    When you’re mad at the person, that’s not a good enough reason. It’s when you’re mad at yourself for dealing with the person that it’s time to move on.

  • MsPrincessKey

    Okay, so I took my time and found my favorite quote by none other than you, funny thing is it has been sitting on my Facebook page forever. I can honestly cannot say when I read this line but it spoke to me and it still speaks volumes to my life.

    Favorite Quote:
    “When I told you the truth, I never questioned the outcome because everything that happened is exactly what was suppose to happen”

  • Assata

    “Women think men avoid titles because they don’t want others to know what kind of relationship they’re in, when really a lot of men just want to deserve the title they’re given.”

    I added that one to my tumblr.

  • MissMina

    From Stories:”32″ – This part had me crackin the hell up

    “Okay, but still, now you have to tell me how many,” I said. My voice was now calm, but my heart was anything but. “I mean, I thought we had something special here. I still kind of do, I just need to know how many people you’ve been with.”

    “Well, okay, I’m going to tell you, but promise you won’t judge me,” Katelyn said.

    I promised.

    “No judgement,” I said. “Just keep it real.”

    “Okay,” she said. Then after a deep breath, she hit me with it.


    I slammed my cordless phone back down on the base, and with my arm, swept it off my desk, the battery casing sprawling out from the phone in slow motion. I couldn’t believe this.”

  • jes

    So many to choose from but I love this one…

    From: Five Compliments Women Should Learn To Appreciate

    “Actions may speak louder than words, but saying nothing at all is music to no one’s ears.”

  • Jematthewsesq

    I called him Pops March 2010…finally took the time to find it… the best line was as follows:
    The second lesson is this: A man’s relationship with the men in his life matters just as much, if not more, than the relationship he has with the women in his life. I never ever had to learn how to love my mom and my sister, such an ability was born at the same moment I was, but I have learned how to love the men who have raised me (or didn’t raise me but were supposed to).