Song: No Scrubs (1999)
Today is the 21st sadiversary of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' death.
Coincidentally I've been on a little TLC bender recently (I think my internal clock knew this sadiversary was coming...I can't recall where I was when I found out, but I remember being sad and in 4th grade. TLC is one of those groups everybody liked & they were huge by the time I can really remember listening to 90s music when it was new at the time), and would've used "Unpretty" as my first choice for a SOD based on what I've been playing the most, but that doesn't have a Left Eye solo, so I went with the banger route to remember a life ended far too quickly. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was only 30.
I just saw they're gonna be at Xfinity this summer on a Sunday (7/11)...I am 1000% going to this show. OMG I'm so excited!! I'm writing this SOD at 2:38 am and cannnnot wait to tell my friends tomorrow (later today) that we should hit this up. It'd be so much fucking fun. Like I said early, everybody loves TLC. I remember my dad having the CrazySexyCool CD. I'm sure I'll be able to assemble a squad...and if not, you know I've Solo Dozo'd before (Haim, Kings of Leon and The 1975---hopefully those are it for the rest of my life, but I listed the past examples for the DOL fans).
I've told some of my friends this, and I feel a tad weird using race as an adjective on the blog, but the fact of the matter is I get TONS of compliments about my hair from black women. Don't get it twisted, people of all gender identities and races give my hair love all the time, but based on a solid sample size from ubing (cause, let's be honest, I have...limited interactions with any women outside of that rn...but that's changing soon! #whoresummer) that like >60% of the time I have a black woman customer in my car she says she loves my hair or something along those lines (not to say I'm keeping stats of who gives me compliments, but at some point, it's impossible to not notice a trend in your life's data). That's my in to keep the convo flames burning at the TLC show. I am so fucking down to meet a strong sexy sister (I can say that, right? If not, I'm sorry!) on the lawn this summer.
I can't be a scrub, and big moves are coming in the rest of '23. My last blog had some not chill vibes, but right now, while I finish this P.S. before playing a game of 2K before bed, I'm in a much better spot than I was when I wrote the first ever Dozie Brain Dump blog. These are the highs and lows I was referencing!
The meal I cooked my boys came out very well, and we even had a catch while it was in the oven. Homemade burrito bowls...super easy. Dice up some chicken, throw it in a baking pan with black beans and the salsa(s) of your choice for 35 at 350, and decorate to your choosing.
I don't think the fellas will be upset that I added this candid to cap off what has to be the longest single P.S. of my blogging career. You may have already seen it on my personal IG story! Love these bois.