How Will You Remember?

*Warning clicking on some of the links will take you to graphic images* There has been some discussion about how September 11th should be memorialized. Should it remain a day of solemn remembrance or become a National Day of Service? Should we focus on the hard images or only the […]

HGTV Should Have a Disclaimer

I sat at home all day Monday afternoon watching HGTV and decided, after watching numerous make over shows, I can do that! My kitchen’s been needing an update for a while now, it’s a bit too country for me. Yeah, I did it but I was going for exotic but […]

Even If You Don’t Respect the Man…

…You respect the position. That was one of the first things I learned when I joined the Army. Other lessons centered on self control and discipline. Now I’m wondering if members of Congress shouldn’t have to go through 6 weeks of Basic Training before they’re allowed anywhere near the halls […]

Small Talk Six Saturdays…

…except today is Monday and I’m ok with that. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m always late but at least I show up, right? Right. Anyway, I found a cute little meme at Trisha Qween of the Eweniverse and thought it’d be fun to participate. It’s just a way […]

I’d Be Taking Off My Earrings…

There’s an old saying that goes “Don’t make a black woman take off her earrings,” because that means someone is about to get whupped. And, let me tell you, when I read this story about Roger Stephens, a stranger who slapped a woman’s toddler because the child was crying, I […]

Some of My Favorite People are Librarians

How about you? Do you know a librarian who deserves recognition for running a reading program for preschoolers? Or a librarian who recommends the best books evar? Or, perhaps, your librarian greets you with a smile when you walk through the door. Whatever the reason, you can nominate your favorite […]

"I blame the internet!"

My head whipped around so quickly I thought for sure I had sprained something. This comment was uttered by my son as we witnessed a mild case of road rage while driving to Lowe’s to pick up some paint. “How do you figure?” I asked him, not expecting the well-thought […]

I’m Getting Physical

Ok, really, I’m not trying to bring back the leg warmers but I am trying to move this thang (come on, you know you totally jammed to this back in the day). I have gained about eight pounds since I left my job almost a month ago. Yeah, I know, […]

I’m Making a Delicious Change

Since I ended my job, I noticed that I’ve become a lot more sluggish and that I drink a lot less water and much more soda. So I was thrilled when I came across this challenge at Cutie Booty Cakes. Experts agree that people should drink at least 8 glasses […]