It’s Messy Monday yall and I got one for you today!
Recently, some of my friends and I have been affected by some aint shit ass dudes…and this is just a response to the surge of phuckery that’s seemingly taking over…
So what’s up with all these no-good ass mens tho??? And before some of yall get all beligerant and start to read this from the ‘oh she just another angry black woman who aint got a man’ stance, let me make this disclaimer; I’m not angry nor am I black (I’m actually a nice hue of brown with a red undertone ;)). And I’m actually having the time of my life right now and I’m currently happy with my ‘situation’ lol. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t encounter my fair share of phuckery both in my own life and through the vicarious experiences of my friends… So this post is for me, for them, and for all of us who have to deal with this trickery time after time…
In Bandura’s Theory of Self Efficacy there are four determining factors that can influence self efficacy; Mastery of Experiences, Vicarious experiences, Social Persuasion and Physiological Factors. I’m not gonna give you a lesson on self efficacy but go read about it on your own or take my word for it- it’s kind of like a specialty of mine 😉 So I said all this to say that it’s basic human nature that our attitudes develop from our own experiences, interactions with others and influences both internal and external. These attitudes inevitably determine how we feel about a certain idea or construct, which is ultimately linked to our success in this area, or efficacy. So, in the game of life, when you tend to encounter ‘mens’ who aint shit, then you tend to develop an ‘aint shit’ type of view of mens, ya feel me?
So…like why would you be extra pressed to chase someone and then you not eem available yourself? You living with your baby mama or even worse you got a wife that you just forgot you had? Chial…
No these things did not happen to me, but to two friends of mine. Yup, one negro had been calling excessively sending illiterate ass text messages talmbout ‘we shell [shall] act out these characters in a kingkey [kinky] manner’ and ‘I’m nervess [nervous]’. 0_0 And had the nerve to be living with his baby mama! Then she had the nerve to call my girl phone all morning long on account of her trifling ass ‘man’ that she supposed to be marrying tryina get bout it. Nawl. And then this other old ass cat who was sooooooooooo pressed for my girl to talk to him convienently forgot that he had a wife he was still legally married to. Yeah, they returned from a walk around the neighborhood to find this heaux going thru my friend’s purse like it was hers then tryina get bout it cuz her no good ass husband neglected to tell my girl he had ever been ‘separated’ for 13 months or even had been married at all. Like lying by omission is still a lie yall. Buleehdat! Oh and we all know I’ve had my fair share of bullshit recently (gel nails!) #neverforget.
But I’m so glad that we are mature and secure enough not to let these experiences totally dictate our view of men. Sure one bad apple can spoil the bunch, but hell you can also just throw that apple away and pick another apple, right? I mean, yeah you’ll think twice about eating apples, and you might not eem mess with that particular kind anymore…say you’ve been eating red delicious (the McDonald’s of apples, IMO) and you decide to switch to granny smith, then hey, that’s your perogative. But we can’t just not eat apples cuz we’ve come across some rotten ones from time to time; maybe they just not in season right now. An apple a day keeps the doctor away yall, I mean, of course that is unless you wanna buy your fiber elsewhere (which is ok when you’re in a bind lol), or you just wanna switch to oranges (no gawd!) 😉
Please learn to read between the lines yall! I’m giving you gold here!
So really the main point of this blog post is to post the recipe for the biscuits I made last night so I guess I’ll get to it.
Quick and Easy Buttermilk Biscuits
So…I had a taste for biscuits yesterday (it’s cold outside yall!) and I thought to myself, “I could prolly make some outta the stuff I got in my kitchen”, and just so happens I was right. I know I’ve posted a biscuit recipe before, but this one is easier than that one and it’s half the batch.
- 2 c all purpose flour (White Lily!)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 6 tbsp cold butter
- 1 c buttermilk (you can find substitutes for buttermilk here.)
Preheat oven to 450°F
In a medium non-reactive (not plastic or paper) bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and stir together.
Meanwhile, grate the butter on top of the flour mixture and combine it until it’s somewhat coarse. I like to do this with my hands. But move fast cuz you don’t want the butter to melt. (I like to put my butter in the freezer for a little while just so it’s as cold as possible).
Make a well in the center of the mixture to pour in the butter milk and combine this gently with a rubber spatula. Once it’s combined then turn the dough out onto a floured surface and form it into a disk. DO NOT USE A ROLLING PIN! You don’t wanna over-work the dough if you want fluffy biscuits. Cut out circles and place them in a biscuit pan, fairly close together so they’ll rise higher.
Bake for about 10-15 mins then butter them and enjoy!