I’m what you’d call a Facebook lurker. Every now and then, countless hours are spent skimming posts. I scroll, chuckling at memes, watching videos, reading article headlines (sometimes even clicking and reading the article), screenshotting positive affirmations, and reading people’s rants. Sometimes I fall down the rabbit hole of the comments of hot button … More Can you fill this out without lying?
1. Julio Iglesias He was her favorite artist. She owned several of his records on vinyl and would sing along as she cooked and cleaned. I did too. 2. Grapefruit Her favorite fruit, which she always ate by cutting in half, sifting sugar over then scooping out the flesh with a spoon. 3. Yellow Not … More Things that Remind Me of My Mother
I’m not getting the Apple AirPods. I would be back at Best Buy every few weeks or months instead of every other year. Hell, just this week I lost a whole pair of glasses. … More Shout Out to All the Responsible People with Wireless Apple AirPods
I know I’m getting older not because of the gray hairs that sprinkle across my hairline. I know I’m getting older not because of the recently created, closed Facebook group for my 20th high school reunion. I know I’m getting older not because the goddaughter whose diapers I used to change is now a college … More I don’t waste food, water, money, time and talent
She was the second woman to ever break my heart. Not in a romantic way. The first was my mother when she left—my preferred terminology of her losing her battle to cancer when I was eight. Nearly twenty years later, my closest friend left. But she didn’t die. She left. Disappeared. I was the one … More A Million Dollars
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 grew up on good old-fashioned whole milk. The thicker the better. I loved how it used to coat my tongue. In elementary school, I always opted for the carton of plain milk over chocolate. Not that I didn’t like chocolate milk. My parents used to buy Nestlé Quik, strawberry and chocolate flavored. And Ovaltine. … More Milk Does a Body Good
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
I’ve wanted to read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates for months. I read about it in magazines and online, spotted fellow commuters reading it and saw it listed as a National Book Award finalist. I remember seeing a paparazzi shot of Jill Scott carrying it outside of an airport. I figured I’d … More Turn the Page?
I’m feeling like a rock star. Well, not really, but I am feeling kinda special. Two of my Facebook and Instagram posts garnered a lot (for me) of “likes” and comments. I even got a text from an out-of-state cousin’s girlfriend. Last night I went to an author event at the Barnes and Noble located … More Posts, Likes and What I Read