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Cuz I’m above your pay grade bitch.

Did I tell y’all that I went back to work?  Like, my old legit 9 to 5 job?  Well yeah, just in case I didn’t, I got a ‘real’ job now since I’m no longer incarcerated at school.  It’s more like I’m on probation now until I finish my dissertation lol!  Serious up, it’s like every so often I gotta check in with my PO (or my adviser) to update him on my progress.  And the longer I bullshit the longer the process.  But I digress (kinda)…

A lot of these people here are so… ______  I don’t even know what.  I could fill that spot with a lot of things, and I’m sure that I will if you keep reading.  But yeah, bottom line, these bitches is below my pay grade.  If anybody knows me, then they know that I don’t really see it for some of this DC culture, particularly the native Washingtonians that just lack a certain level of class.  They just uncouth! Like I can’t.

I don’t ever know if I told this story on this blog, but like to hear it here it go…

So, when I was a counselor here 3 years ago, there was an administrator who was a whole bitch.  No, serious up, to make a long story short the bitch tried IT with everyone.  But being the person who I am, I didn’t take any wooden nickels.  So the short of it is that one day during an all hands meeting she tried to keep me here past my tour of duty and when I tried to leave the bitch got loud and pointed her finger in my face and said some shit like, “You will sit down and do as you’re told!”  I KNOW RIGHT!  And the bitch lived to tell about it!  See, this how you know I been changed y’all, cuz every bit of the Henderson woulda came out of me and I woulda straight molly-whopped that  bitch.  Mind you, she’s half my size and height and Asian and walked with a limp.  So, in a most professional manner, I calmly told her to ‘please watch her tone’.  The bitch was embarrassed then.  So long story short she ended up trying to retaliate and shit didn’t work.  Look who’s back in this bitch and who got walked out shortly after I left 3 years ago- God don’t like ugly yall.

So yeah, fast forward to now, that is what these ignant ass bitches remember me for.  That single incident.  Not how good a counselor I was, not my stellar performance, not even my charming personality, but that shit.  Oh, they just thought it was so grand that I actually stood up for myself in a professional manner.  Like, who tf wouldn’t?  Oh yeah, all of them.  One of my coworkers ran into this lady at a conference a few weeks ago and I kid you not 3 separate people made it a point to come back and tell me that she was there- AND????

But see, to me this is bothersome (a little) because it just shows me the mentality of the people here.  Like, in my mind I didn’t do anything that anyone else wouldn’t have done.  But in reality, these people here would have either just sat down, shut up and took it (as I had seen them done before), or they would have got loud as hell with her and made a fool of themselves (also, like I have seen before).  It’s comforting to know that I’m above this shit; it allows me to operate in integrity and keeps me grounded.  On the other hand, this mindset is bothersome.  I feel for these people because they are still my people.  Sure it’s toxic and exhausting if you let it be, but because I am who I am, I can’t help but to care.  The sad truth is that most of the people who work here do so out of fear; fear that they aren’t good enough to work anywhere else, fear of losing this ‘good gubment job’, fear that this is it- this is the best it’s going to get so they might as well suck it up.  But my God aint tell me that shit- not my Jesus!

I don’t know how many times I gotta remind these heaux that Mollie aint raise no punk bitches.

White Balsamic Rosemary Marinated Chicken 

So a good friend of mines* (lol) is about to drop a baby.  Like, any day now basically, a whole, smooth, fresh baby.  So to get it back right and tight she’s doing this 90 day detox and I said I’d join her.  Lord knows I need to get my life all the way to and gether.  So, in the interest of at least attempting to be shit, I’ll be blogging healthier recipes (or at least I’ll try to) for the time being-let’s see how long this shit lasts lol.  So yeah, you all will deal.

So yeah, chicken.  Boneless, skinless chicken breasts- sometimes they be dry af especially if you don’t know how to cook them or use some type of sauce or marinade.  So here go something quick and easy.

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb boneless skinless, chicken breasts, washed and patted dry
  • 1 c white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

So what I’d do first is to slowly whisk the olive oil into the vinegar so that it emulsifies (I’m fancy lol).  I would add the fresh herbs and garlic last and whisk them in carefully.  Then season with salt and pepper.  If you marinate your chicken in this for at least a smooth 2-3 hours then it’ll be bomb.  The longer the better, I usually do this overnight (in the refrigerator).  You can grill the chicken or bake it (covered) at 375°F for 20-30 mins depending on the thickness of your chicken.  If you don’t know when chicken is done then I’d suggest you use a meat thermometer.

Enjoy!

 

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