March 6, 2006

actually, pimpin’ seems pretty easy compared to this

holy crap. did you see the story about the southern illinois university cheerleader who fell during a routine? she fell 15 feet. she landed on her head. she fractured her neck. doctors expect a full recovery. thank goodness.

this little 18-year old has so much spirit, she continued the arms portion of the routine to the SIU fight song even as they rolled her off the court on a stretcher. at first I thought it was just plain silly. cheering after such a terrifying fall. that feeling only lasted until the lump formed in my throat. because how adorable is she?

oh, and in case you’re wondering, SIU went on to win the game. against bradley, which happens to be the boy’s alma mater.

msnbc has the story here.

pimpin’ ain’t easy

hate your job? you ain’t knowin’. you could have it so much worse.

I hereby offer the lyrics to the academy award-winning “it’s hard out here fo’ a pimp.”

you know it’s hard out here for a pimp (you ain’t knowin’)
when he tryin’ to get this money for the rent (you ain’t knowin’)
for the cadillacs and gas money spent (you ain’t knowin’)
because a whole lot of bitches talkin’ sh!t (you ain’t knowin’)
will have a whole lot of bitches talkin’ sh!t (you ain’t knowin’)

in my eyes I done seen some crazy thangs in the streets
gotta couple hoes workin’ on the changes for me
but I gotta keep my game tight like kobe on game night
like takin from a ho don’t know no better, I know that ain’t right
done seen people killed, done seen people deal
done seen people live in poverty with no meals
it’s @#$%ed up where I live, but that’s just how it is
it might be new to you, but it’s been like this for years
it’s blood sweat and tears when it come down to this shit
I’m tryin’ to get rich ‘fore I leave up out this bitch
I’m tryin’ to have thangs but it’s hard fo’ a pimp
but I’m prayin and I’m hopin to god I don’t slip, yeah


man it seems like I’m duckin’, dodgin’ bullets everyday
niggaz hatin’ on me cause I got hoes on the tray
but I gotta stay paid, gotta stay above water
couldn’t keep up with my hoes, that’s when sh!t got harder
north memphis where I’m from, I’m 7th street bound
where niggaz all the time end up lost and never found
man these girls think we prove thangs, leave a big head
they come hopin’ every night, they don’t end up bein’ dead
wait I got a snow bunny, and a black girl too
you pay the right price and they’ll both do you
that’s the way the game goes, gotta keep it strictly pimpin’
gotta have my hustle tight, makin change off these women, yeah