Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I'm BLACK (oh and I'm back from the H too)!

Wassup fam?

Miss me? Hope not I tried to leave you with a few blogs to hold you over. Yesterday was a travel day. I thought I would want to blog, but I just wanted to catch up on some sleep I missed while visiting home. My holiday trip home was great. Lots of fun.

My Mom is SO cute
As many of you know my mom misses me something terrible. I didn't really go away for school, so this is the first time we have been a part like this. When I walked out of the airport Friday morning at 8:30am (yep I took a 5:30am flight in) I heard someone scream my name and cheers. When I looked over it was my mother standing outside jumping, clapping, and screaming my name. Man does THAT make a girl feel good. Actually it makes a girl feel great. My mom is so cute. If she had been able to do this when I was a kid, instead of working like a dog to take care of me and my baby bro, I really could have been somebody! Adulation is TRULY addicting, I can see how fame makes one go crazy. I'm just famous with my momma and I'm two snaps from being straight jacketed.

Home sweet home
Man I do love my house. I miss it. I actually came home to a pretty nasty water leak but I was able to get it taken care of and left my house with a half bath that needed new sheet rock. Don't worry. I was able to leave my mom in charge of taking care of the cosmetic stuff. Once I got home and settled I made WNG's fabulous Vodka punch YUMMY!! Vodka is great! It's the official wonder drug of Glamazons everywhere. I met up with the framily at my BFF's house and went to our favorite brunch spot, LePeep. LePeep has long been a ritual for us, we meet there on one day out of the week at least 2-3 weekends a month. It was fun as BFF, Crys, and I caught up on all the things we don't get to discuss in e-mail. Fun Fun Fun. I got to see TOM A briefly and that's always nice.

We went to see Hancock. Yes I gotta a lot to say about that, but Imma wait for the world to see it before I blog about it. I do have two questions that will help me formulate my opinions about the movie. Was this script written for Will Smith? and what was the race of the story writer? The movie was ehh, completely saved by Smith, Bateman, and Theron. If it had been three other actors I don't think this movie would have made it past being a TBS original movie.

Saturday was a lot of fun. I got to go to TOM A's family reunion deep in the heart of Texas. I may be a city girl, now. However I will remind you, you can take the girl out of the country but YOU CAN NEVER take the country out of the girl. There is something about being down home and with country folks that is just comforting to me, maybe its the large quantities of food or just the good old fashion take care we southern blacks love to give. I met all his aunts and uncles on his mother's side. I finally got to meet his sister after talking to her on the phone forever. I also got to meet his father and his daughter (his mom is deceased). HOwever in the country it is comon for the widower and/or ex-husband still to attend family functions, hence his dad being there. Meeting his dad helped me piece his puzzle together quite nicely, although he claims his mom would really help me.

His daughter was great, its funny when he talks about or interacts with her it makes me love him even more, if that is possible. He was telling me how much he loved his daughter because she is a kid. She isn't interested in being grown, just being the kid that she is. He gave her mother and grandmother kudos for the job they do raising her. She is really a cool kid. Their relationship reminds me of my father and my relationship. She's a smart girl and she loves her daddy and she loves him with no expectations of who he should be. It was really nice. I had a really nice time reuniting with his family.

Saturday night was just a night to hang out and chill with the framily. We sat around talking and cracking jokes on each other. We were waiting for the Asheronian to finish barbecuing a brisket he had bought for the weekend. I thought I wanted to go out, but I didn't. I just wanted to be around the framily and keep it real.

Sunday I got to go to church and after church I had to meet up for BFF time at Chuy's, one of my favorite Mexican food restaurants in the city. I normally hit up Cafe Adobe , but I need some green sauce and grilled shrimp tacos. Yummy. After Chuy's I spent a little time with my mom. We chatted and talked and just enjoy each other. Then I took a MUCH needed nap. Sleep what a valuable commodity. Monday was cool went to see my dentist. I had to get my crown set. Spent Monday chilling with Mandy and Crys just girl talk. Girl talk face to face is ALWAYS fun. Then back home to pack and get my mind right for going back to Da Bean.

Sorry this is such a boring blog, but you know I had to keep all the good stuff out. I'm sure some things may turn up as blogs later, but not right here where you can trace the origins so easily. Just know I had an AWESOME time home. There is no place like it. How was your holiday weekend? I know...I know...I'm late. *lol* Now I need to go blog hop. I have A LOT of catching up to do.

Be EZ,


DetroitRockCity said...

*first timer*

shit, i wish my mom would cheer on anything i ever did. but, it's always good to go home and spend time with the ones u love

lovin the blog!

Keith's Space said...

Welcome Back O.G. Missed You.
Nothing about you or this blog is
boring, don't even trip.
Glad you get a "taste" of some homegrown H-Town cookin??

i.can't.complain. said...

welcome back, girly-face

glad u had a most fantastic time.

its good to go home.

*waiting for the juicy details*


WNG said...

Had to get that out. I'm glad you had such a great time and I completely get what you mean about your mom. Mama G is waaaay too shy to do the jumping up and down thing, but her eyes get all misty and she gives me the hardest hugs ever when she sees me. That tiny little woman can crack some ribs.

Anyway, so glad you're back!!! And feel free to change the names to protect the guilty, but we do need details!

OG, The Original Glamazon said...

Welcome to my little corner of the blogsphere, DRC. You’ll fine we Glamazons are a peaceful people chilaxin’ and drinking vodka most of the time, well this Glamazon is a peaceful vodka drinking one, I’m sure there are a few rowdy ones somewhere. I don’t bang I rock the dope rhymes… by rhymes I mean blogs!!

Thanks Keith, glad you missed me. Absence DOES make the heart grow fonder, I missed you guys too!! It so funny how the “internets” allows you to get a little closer to people that you never would have gotten a chance to meet. I love the “internets”!!

-1- You are RIGHT it is SO GOOD to be home! No place like it, no matter where I may go in life and where I may live there is nothing like the hot humidity trap I call home, or the greater Houston Metro to the rest of the world. Don’t worry juicy details will follow in due time.

WNG, HIP HIP HOORAY VODKA!! The punch was a smash I couldn’t even keep it in the fridge long enough to truly marinate, next time I must mix it in solitude and only break it out once it has a at last a full day to marinate. I also must at the least triple the recipe so I can get more than two glasses. Man, I guess I see how folks drank the purple kool-aid, if it was anywhere as refreshing as the Vodka Punch I would have died clutching glass number three!

I am thinking up pseudonyms as I type. This trip was fun as always but I think it was also somewhat of a milestone for me as well. More to come later.


Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

nice to be back homke aint it

leva said...

ok I want the recipe for the Vodka Punch. Where can I find that? lol

As you've noticed I don't blog much, or publicly rather. I can tell you this though, my middle daughter Ebby, yea the 10 year old is now officially taller than me. Can you believe that? smh

Most of my weekend was a blur as I chose to stay inebriated (on purpose) all weekend. lol

Oh yea I did get part 2 of my tatt. So now I can't go to Schlitterbahn till the end of the month!

OG, The Original Glamazon said...

Yep home is GREAT!!! I feel like Stephanie Mills in the Wiz. *When I think of home. I think of a place where there's love overflowing* OOO I sound just like her on this keyboard!

Leva, click the link it goes straight to WNG's recipe. YUMMY!!


Sister Girl said...

I'm elated that you had the best time at home...because that is where the heart of the matter exists !

I'm forever grateful that you had the opportunity to spend that quality time because I often think of how many families are destroyed by strife/trife/bullshyt. And I pray to God that every person can find their way back before it's too late because time it SOOOO precious & a valuable commodity that money cannot buy.


sdg1844 said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I'll be visiting my fam in NYC in October and there's always lots to do.

Welcome back!

Monica Roberts said...

I'm getting homesick just reading about it. ;)

Glad I have Blue Bell homemade vanilla to enjoy..slurp, slurp