When he said that ignorant shit about not wanting a dark skin girl because he's already black, that's when I knew he wasn't shit. It's ok to have preference(s) but to demonize a whole group based on skin tone is foolish.
Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music. Music is so much a part of my life now. I grew up with family members who played instruments and I use it to change my mood any time I am down.