February 18th was Toni Morrison’s birthday. My social media feed had an endless parade of birthday shout outs to the revered writer of dozens of novels and winner of the Nobel Prize and other awards. Some pages posted the same pictures, while others posted unique pictures, some that I’ve never seen before. A surprise to … More That Time I Met Toni Morrison
Too bad I don’t have Amazon Prime Video. If I did, I’d watch Z: The Beginning of Everything when the series airs Friday, January 27, 2017. The trailer has been airing on TV, but I paid it no mind. I don’t subscribe to the streaming service, but Wednesday, through my membership with the New York … More Sherring’s Goodwatch: Z: The Beginning of Everything
Pesto sauce. I made my own pesto sauce today. To some, this might not seem like a big deal, but for someone who’s had pesto sauce once, twice, maybe thrice in her life, this is very much a big deal. Also making it a big deal is that up until recently, I consumed my pasta … More Penne for Your Thoughts
via Daily Prompt: Invitation Last July, I took a girls’ trip to New Orleans to attend Essence Music Festival. The trip was months in the making. Well, years actually. I’d been wanting to attend Essence Music Festival for over ten years. Year after year and month after month as an Essence magazine subscriber I’d be … More Not Without Me!
Having a crush sucks. I’m not talking about typical Hollywood crushes most women probably have on celebrities. Morris Chestnut always and forever, baby! In second place is Jake Gyllenhaal. Polar opposites, but both are able to garner my unwavering support of their projects. My crushes on them don’t suck. They’re pure flights of fancy. Crushes on … More Maybe Next Life You’ll Be a Flamingo
I was auditing files in my USB to clear up space when I saw one called “Year in Review.” The Date Modified was 11/19/2013. I can’t remember if it was a running tally or a year-end round-up of my activities and experiences of 2013. It’s probably not the former because it’s not in order. Some … More Bullet Journaling Before I Knew What It Was
Yeah, OK, I took a long break. An unintended break at that. My apologies. I’ve already admitted that blogging is hard. It’s not that I don’t have a passion for it. I’m busy living and enjoying life, rather than writing about it. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t read a whole book. In my defense, … More TV Shows Go on Hiatus; Why Can’t I?
I’m feeling like a rock star. Again. Even more so than the night I posted about seeing Padma Lakshmi at Barnes & Noble. Fellow bloggers will attest, it feels good to get “likes” on a post, but even better to get new followers. Even if a person is not a blogger, chances are he or … More You Like Me
So the Oscars are over. Unlike past years, it wasn’t pure torture to watch. This is coming from someone who likes (used to love) to watch award shows. Hello, ALMA, GLAAD and Country Music Awards. They are usually a chance to see once in a lifetime collaborations, performances and tributes. Despite the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and … More #ChrisRockSoFunny
I used to hate the color red. I thought it was tacky, flashy and gaudy. People who wore more than just a splash of it—say a whole red shirt as opposed to a shirt with red stripes—were attention seekers and conceited. As a teenager, the only hint of red you’d find on me was my … More A Shade of Red for Every Woman*