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Showing posts from April, 2016

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest basketball players of all time. His impact on the game is absolutely undeniable. With a championship ring for every finger on one hand, he's obviously a very talented individual who knows exactly what it takes to win.

BUT (and this is a pretty big but) are talent and the ability to win a basketball game good enough reasons to admire a person? Over the past couple of weeks, I've seen (literally) hundreds of Facebook posts praising Kobe more than any man short of a deity deserves.

WHY? Why does everybody love Kobe? I honestly can't wrap my brain around it. Has everybody forgotten that the dude straight-up raped a girl back in 2003? Did they forgot that he then tried to bribe the police officers so they wouldn't tell anybody? It sure seems like they've forgotten.

Imagine if something happened like that today. Imagine if Steph Curry or Lebron James got caught raping a girl and trying to bribe officers of the law. Social …

DC: The Beginning

I feel guilty even writing this post because even though I just went on vacation in January, a few short months passed and I got to go on ANOTHER vacation!

Here's how it happened, around February:

Renetta: Hey Jessie, I want to put a bug in your ear.
Jessie: Okay, shoot!
Renetta: Dan has a conference in Washington D.C. for a few days in April and I am coming with him but I don't know my way around D.C. and he's busy during the day, AND I remember you saying you have friends there that you want to visit, SO.......youshouldcomewithme.
Jessie: Wow. Well that would be super fun of course, but I mean, I just went out of town, I don't know if I should leave again.
Renetta: Roundtrip tickets from Omaha to D.C. are only $250.
Jessie: You're absolutely right, I'm going.

Thanks to cheap Southwest flights, dates working out, willing babysitters, and my perfect husband who was fully supportive from the start, I got to go on this totally random purely for fun best v…