What can I say? It was the 90's.
I'm also an old school Janet Jackson fan and Poetic Justice is a movie I've easily watched at least 20 times. Not sure I should be admitting that, but I guess the secret's out.
Today I was in the kitchen happily whipping up a dairy-free frittata for lunch (Day 10 of the Whole30 and going strong) when suddenly I heard Janet's voice straight out of Poetic Justice:
'My grandmama used to say I was always looking for the big nickel. Anything I did: ride a bike, go to school, do somebody's hair--she'd say 'Justice, you still looking for that big nickel?''
All afternoon I've thought about the big nickel.
What's my big nickel?
I'm definitely someone who's been looking for it since I was a kid, so maybe that's why the line from the movie has stuck with me all these years. For a long time I think it meant success. Although I could never quite completely define what success meant to me, I'm pretty sure money was involved. These days the big nickel is freedom: freedom to try new things (studying US Civics for an upcoming exam), waking up to the cat staring me down and having the time to stare back for 20 minutes to see who breaks first, mid-week getaways when no one else is around, afternoon walks in the sun when most other people are at work, and waving the bird at the ice cream container in the freezer.
We'll see how long the last part lasts, but for now it's pretty good.
Made With Love, Vanessa Mooney, Motif 56, Vintage-Bracelets & Rings~
King Stare Down
Needs no explanation.
Needs a WHOLE LOTTA 'SPLAININ'!
There we were walking along one morning when I look up, squint, and blurt out 'Is that an iguana?
Holy mother that is an iguana.'
I also may have dropped an eff bomb in there due to state of shock status, but can ya blame me?
Anyway there was a lady walking her iguana on a leash. For real. She told me it was just like a cat. Poor thing didn't realize who she was talking to. Seriously though, she loves that thing and he is a part of her big nickel. And he was actually very friendly although my big nickels would be having approximately zero part in that action.
No thank you and good night.