Stuff That I Really Like


  • Grickle by Graham Annable
  • Theories of Everything by Roz Chast
  • The whole Lemony Snicket series!
  • My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
  • Awful Ogre Running Wild by Jack Prelutsky, Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky,
  • Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea, Illustrated by Lane Smith
  • White Water by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein, Illustrated by Shadra Stickland



  • “They exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass.” — Psalm 106:20
  • “What is is … dammit.” — my Grandmother upon learning she had cancer at 92
  • “Talk doesn’t cook rice.” — Chinese Proverb
  • “Let the consequences of your kids choices scream so that you don’t have to.” — Not sure who said this
  • “You can either cry about your life or live it.” — Laura Chen
  • “Fear is not a stop sign.” — Bishop TD Jakes


  • “There was a car, pulled over to the side of the road, and a man frowning at the car like it’d given him socks for his birthday.” — p. 26 File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket
  • “At least half of the janitors you encounter in your life are working for the enemy.” — p. 190 A Series of Unfortunate Events Vol. 7 by Lemony Snicket
  • “Nothing spoils a nice car trip like a whiny kidnapping victim.” — Count Olaf (The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket)

BLACK BARBER SHOP NAMES (b/c nobody else has compiled a list of these amazing names!):

  • A-Head of The Game
  • Shear-N-Dipity (Hesperia, CA)
  • Good Phellaz Barber Shop (Atlanta, GA)
  • Head Hunters Barber Shop (Newark, NJ)
  • Da Chop Shop (Talladega, AL)
  • Cut It Out (Lancaster, PA)
  • Tangles and Locks (Altadena, CA)
  • Faded Society Barber Shop (Alhambra, CA)

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