Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hump Day Happenings

· Et tu Brute?

· Please note that if your Bluetooth headset is not working properly and won’t enable/pair with your cell phone, you should probably charge the device to see if that’s the problem.

· It took me 2 days to figure this out.

· If someone wants to do me bodily harm in my own house, just do it in the morning while I’m in the shower and everyone else is asleep. This morning the shower door straight slammed off the track and made a huge crashing noise, and not one person woke up to see what happened.

· Because of that lil’ incident, I have taken some ibuprofen and now have ice on my foot. Ouch!

· I have on a pair of gray chevron tights and they itch my legs something terrible. Even when I turned them inside out.

· How can it be that on a Federal holiday when traffic is supposed to be lighter, the Parkway was moving at a snails pace? Even the traffic reporter on the radio was in confusement.

· Blame it on the rain.

· I never knew that pawning library books was the new hustle. Read this. Straight madness.

· Smoked jalapeño almonds are DELICIOUS!

· Dear Sammy Sosa: Love the skin you’re in. With Love, Lisa

Friday, November 6, 2009

Madea & Sis. Odell are Sisters

The other day Maya Angelou had an interview on the Steve Harvey Morning Show to advertise some event that she was appearing at in New York City. Apparently, Dr. Angelou hung up the phone while waiting for her segment because the voice she heard prior to her interview, “...sounded like a minstrel show…didn’t sound like the Steve Harvey that she’s used to hearing…the one who’s always uplifting, blah blah blah…”

The “minstrel show” that Dr. Angelou was hearing was Steve’s rendition of Sister Odell. Sister Odell appeared on the morning show that day because of some foolish strawberry letter that had been read the segment before and her comedic appearance was not only encouraged by Steve’s teammates, but it was needed. And it was funny to boot.

Y’all know Sis. Odell, right? She’s the seasoned saint that most of us knew while growing up in the church. She’s the older lady that wore the veiled church hats on top of perfectly styled wig, colorfully printed dresses, cocoa brown stockings and dressy, orthopedic shoes. She always had the red-n-white “church” mints in her pocketbook and the wad of folded up K.leenex in her purse for your snotty nose. Sometimes, she would pronounce words incorrectly when she read the church announcements; sometimes she’d ramble on when giving her testimony; and other times (albeit rare), she’d let out a lil’ curse word. But what Sister Odell also did was drop some straight up knowledge on the young folks. She didn’t take kindly to foolishness and held no cut cards in telling you when you were dead wrong or just plain dumb. And she always did it in love…bless her heart.

Sidebar: Why is the portrayal of the church lady almost always a man dressed as a woman?

I read on a message board about what happened and the general consensus was that Dr. Angelou was a respected elder in our collective community who was putting Steve in his place and that Steve did right by letting her say her peace and move on with the interview (although he did get a dig in on the low-low). But something didn’t settle with me.

I figured out what it was on my ride home that evening, Sister Odell and Madea are likely sisters. And last I checked Dr. Angelou was front row and center at one of Madea’s minstrel shows named Madea’s Family Reunion. In that movie, Dr. Angelou not only witnessed, but she also participated in scenes with Sister Odell Madea. Hmmmhh, wonder what’s the difference?

While I agree that Steve handled the situation properly, somebody needs to respectfully check Dr. Maya on this one.

What’s your take on the situation? Dr. Angelou on Steve Harvey

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Have You Ever...

Talked to yourself in your head and then realized that you were actually talking out loud…and someone heard the conversation?

Been in an elevator by yourself and did a little dance…just because?

Been in a meeting and thought about something that was hilarious and bust out laughing?

Been at your desk with earplugs on listening to music and then suddenly realized that you were singing…loudly?

Gotten dressed for work only to realize once you got back home: you either had on only one earring or had on two different earrings?

Driven in a pair of fuzzy slippers to work (because the shoes you planned to wear was already in the car) only to realize that your child had taken them inside the house the night before without your knowledge?

Driven all the way to work to realize that you left your laptop at home…and you need to be in the office that day…and you live 30 minutes away from the office?

Rifled through your purse in search of your bank card only to realize it was where it was supposed to be…neatly tucked in its compartment in your wallet?

A Kid, a Camera...and a Bathroom

My son took this picture last night using my camera phone:

  • Every time I look at it, I chuckle. He’s so dang cute!
  • He's trying to "look hard" whilst wearing a cookie monster t-shirt.
  • I HATE THOSE GLASSES!!! and I forbid him to wear them in public…but he insists on wearing them because they're cool. Probably does it just because he knows I hate ‘em. He’s a rebel like that, ya know?
  • Does he realize that when he posts this picture on FB (because I know he will) that all of the internets will see his dirty bathroom complete with nasty looking washcloth hanging over the shower?
  • He and cookie monster could be brothers...greedy and messy. LOL
  • Did I mention that the kid is cute?
  • Love him to pieces, I do!