Today’s “winner” for Rap Appreciation Week is Katie Wallace of Astoria/Queens NY. If you think Katie’s name sounds familiar, it probably is: she’s my one and only sister. Lest questions of objectivity come into the picture at this point, let me be absolutely clear about one thing: I am all about nepotism here at The Quixotic Jedi. My sister kicks ass!
You may remember her from other posts such as Apocalyptica and Happy Birthday John. Katie has stood by me and offered her hand during the good times and the bad. She’s influenced me in ways I can’t even begin to explain. If you’ve had a chance to meet her, then you know what I mean. If you haven’t, I pity you the way Mr. T pities fools.
These few pixels I can offer her right now can in no way repay all she’s done for me, but wtf, it’s what I have right now. Katie, as we say in the Irish-American dialect, “you’re all I got”.
Here’s the link to the YouTube video (below) you can “watch” while reading Katie’s post.
by Notorious B.I.G.
from Ready to Die
Birthdays was the worst days
Now we sip champagne when we thirst-ay
Uh, damn right I like the life I live
‘Cause I went from negative to positive
And it’s all…
I used to look at the glass as half empty, with events that have recently occured in my life I have truly learned to look at life in a more positive manner! As you may remember, my last birthday my soon to be ex husband was not around (as well as new years, christmas, thanksgiving etc.) It was very lonely. I wasn’t able to see how great my friends were/are and that I was not alone. Now I look at my life in a totally different light. I feel I can celebrate life every day… I know the rest of the song does not apply to my life.
Oh and not only are these lyrics meaningful, they are a ton of fun to sing as well!!!