jessd83 Thought I was cute while getting ready this morning. My mood will probably change after this drive though 😕 #MondayMonday #The3HourCommuteStruggleIsReal 1d

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jessd83 Holiday dinner, attempt number two. A & V didn't fail me yet #ThingsThatHappenWhenNoOneWantsToGrill #Boneyard 2d

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jessd83 Faking it til' I make it #HappyFriday #HomewardBound #In12Hours 5d

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jessd83 Blessed. 7d

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jessd83 "You cannot hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree." A quote - and my favorite, next to 'Stop singing and start swinging' - from one of my favorite speeches. (Google/YouTube it and learn something today kids.) One of the most notable and probably the most revolutionary #Taurus to walk this planet. If not for an assassin's bullet, he would've been 90 today. #RestInPower

#HappyMalcolmXDay #ByAnyMeansNecessary #DetroitRed #ElHajjElMalikShabazz #BrotherMalcolm
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jessd83 Some evenings you scramble to figure out what's for dinner, just toss shit in the oven, turn to broil and pray for the best. This is tonight's result. 1w

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jessd83 Breakfast + Black Radio. Some sunny days require Robert Glasper. #SundayFunday 1w

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jessd83 #ThrowbackThursday ...from that one time 3 years ago (today!) that my employer convinced me to think that jumping out of a perfectly good airplane was a good idea - and I survived! #iGotWingsThatDay #NeverScurred #TurnDownForCorporateAmerica #ClosestIveBeenToGodWithoutMeetingHim 2w

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jessd83 Social media at its finest. I'm tickled & horrified @ the same time. -
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Btw, if you eat Denny's grits I question your upbringing, judgment and our friendship. I also believe you deserve whatever you get.
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jessd83 #Mood. Sinuses, Allergies + I left the fancy blue glasses @ my parents house and have to squint until Memorial Day weekend 😕 2w

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jessd83 Most women dread being like their mother as they age. Let me tell you about Vivien: Carried me for 7 months. Ran a household with a crazy Scorpio and weird little Taurus - without a marriage or parent instruction manual. When given the option to stay home and be a housewife decided to stay and work because she liked nice things and felt her daughter should grow up with them. When she was my age - 32 - was working full time (with mandatory overtime), taking classes, running the house and her own business. Took me to numerous basketball/cheerleading practices/games, club meetings, and greeted me with a smile. Picked me up from detentions and teacher meetings (from '95-97 they were numerous 😕) with a sigh. Threatened to disown me for talking trash about her Lakers. Yelled at me for beating on her hardwood floors while rooting for Sparty. Was honored in her last year at Ford as a "Trailblazing Woman" (banner, lunch reception, picture in the company magazine and website, EVERYTHING) and shrugged it off as no big deal even though it kind of was. Woke up everyday in the first year of her retirement and made me breakfast. Drove me to Lansing to help me stay in law school. Bought me Tylenol 3's and Vicodin when I was in real physical pain and sad about no longer being in law school. Laughs when I call her life ruiner because she picked up another pair of shoes she thought I might like but knows I don't need. Is a stranger to no one. Calls and tells me "Your dad is on 10, I suggest you get it together, so I don't hear about you later." Denies being anyone's favorite. Is unequivocally my number one fan.

I don't dread being like my mother as I age. If anything, I hope look as good in my fifties and I could be at least half as awesome. #Mom #HappyMothersDay
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jessd83 I don't. That perfectly and beautifully sums it all up. I honestly don't.

I don't often proselytize on social media because I believe that everyone is entitled to their own belief system, far be it for me to question someone else's faith because I refuse to let anyone under ANY circumstance question mine (undebatable matter) BUT ON TODAY, it's necessary to give my mother and my grandmothers their propers.

I wouldn't and couldn't be Jessica Alexandra if either of the three hadn't ever prayed. So I'm thankful. I am the sum of their prayers. I am a focus, the sum, a result of their prayers. These three paragraphs wouldn't be long enough, I still couldn't finish (and yall wouldn't read it lol) and it wouldn't ever be enough thanks. I'm glad they did and always will pray for me. #HappyMothersDay #Sarah #Lucile #Vivien
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jessd83 Brought in my 32nd bday w/my college roomie. Love her! #BirthdayShenanigans 1mon

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jessd83 Birthday number 32 couldn't be off to a great start w/out a selfie w/ a random #BirthdayShenanigans #StillGotIt #iJustWantedFries #HeWasCuteTho #PlusMyFriesWereHot 1mon

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jessd83 #shoutout to @WirelessPittstop & @GirlDasHim for repairing my phone. They are moving to a new location next month. Check them out 1mon

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