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Sunny Delight, my ass.

Yo. I hate Sunny Delight.

Sure, it’s got “healthy junk” (a la the classic rollerblade Sunny D commercial) in it, but I don’t care. Sunny D, as it likes to be called, tastes like a combination of orange juice and baby medicine. I remember one comedian commenting that the stuff tasted like clown ass. Fam, I couldn’t have said it better.

Sunny Delight originally contained less than 2% juice, with its main ingredients being water and corn syrup. Then, after they got into some shit for turning a girl orange over in England, the geniuses relaunched in 2003 as ‘Sunny D’ The new Sunny D claims to contain 5% fruit juice (including orange, tangerine, apple, lime and grapefruit), as well as Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Beta-Carotene, Thiamin Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Natural Flavors, Food Starch-Modified, Canola Oil, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Sodium Benzoate To Protect Flavor, Yellow #5, Yellow #6. YUMMY! News flash: just because you add a handful of vitamins to some canola oil doesn’t mean you can tout your beverage as the healthiest thing in the fridge. Continue reading


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Barack Better Be Bresident!*

I just gave Barack Obama and the rest of you Americans 14 hours of my life today. I volunteered as a legal observer/poll watcher. Even got a snazzy lil certificate that says so. What’s a legal observer, you ask? Unfortunately, it has absolutely nothing to do with strip clubs and drink specials. This is what lawyers and law students do to make sure no one is disenfranchised (aka their right to vote isn’t infringed upon, dummy).

As a sidebar, it’s noteworthy to mention that there is no actual federal right to vote in the United States. No Constitutional Amendment. Nada. There are, however, several amendments which tell us who cannot be prevented from voting based on certain criteria or classes.

  • 15th Amendment: no law may restrict any race from voting
  • 19th Amendment: no law may restrict any sex from voting
  • 23rd Amendment: giving residents of D.C. the right to vote
  • 24th Amendment: the right to vote in federal elections may not be conditioned on payment of a poll tax
  • 26th Amendment: no law may restrict those 18 years of age or older from voting because of their age
  • Basically, if you’re over 18 you can vote.

    Anyway, I digress. Back to the poll watching…

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    Pet peeve # 1,482,703

    When people make me cry.

    I don’t want anyone I don’t love/care about deeply to have the “power” to make me cry. I don’t want them to have that. I’m not even a crying type of person. Yeah yeah, female/girl/woman all that. But I don’t just tear up at the drop of a hat. I didn’t even cry when my grandma died until days later. I might cry once every 4 months, if that. 

    But last night, smh*, last night I cried… in public… on a crowded street… while hurrying to my car… in heels. Ugh. I’m going to smack myself.

    I hate that. 


    *SMH = shaking my head (in case you didn’t know)


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