Lots to be Thankful for!

November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving was good! I ate good. I slept good. Even got some work done. Good laughs with family and friends. And I partied good too. I got in Tuesday night and went and chilled with one of my oldest friends. Her little girl has gotten bigger and is THE CUTEST and so sweet unlike her mama:). Wednesday, my cuz, my mom and me headed to my dad's mom to spend the day. Wednesday night we hit my mom's mom about two hours away and had a ball Thanksgiving day. Friday I told my mom we needed to head back home because I was getting my hair done early in the morning, which was true, but I really wanted to get back so I could party in the hometown! You understand. Me and my mom only stopped for a second at the mall, but I did get these BCBG pants for a STEAL! and some lil leopard peep toe flats (you know I love my animal print) and a cute lil tote.
That night compound was SO FUN! Saw too many familiar faces which made me feel semi-important. Aint nothing like walkin it out in Atlanta! That place was huge.

Saturday I got up and got something done to this head, shopped at my fav thrift shop. Yes - got this so sexy mustard sweater, this tigerish sweater and this leopard blouse (I already told you I love my animal print . . .well just call it country chic) and some great little vests and layering pieces. Heard Lupe on the radio saying he was doing his first show in Atl and we had to go! HE was great but the crowd was disappointing. Sunday went to church and they made me feel like a star:) Got home and spent time with my lil sister, the break dancing 7 year old Deja Boo. She convinced me to put up the Christmas tree so we did that. I was DEAD tired and went to sleep though i was suppose to go out that night . . .my bad. Flying back Monday was cool. Atlanta airport CRAZY as usual. I rode the supershuttle back to campus with this really interesting elderly (i had old at first but it seemed mean) black lady who use to work in the VP house back in the day. I am mad at myself that I missed class cuz I thought Oprah was doing her favorite things and she didnt! :( So yeah, the break was good!

It was also a time of revelation:
1) I will NEVER EVER do my own hair again. Though it got me by, Ms. Sheila had a time washing that mess out of my head. Let the professionals do what they know how to do. Im just lucky she has skills cuz I would have come out bald if I had a tried.

2) There really is no place like home. Though I'm looking forward to being a Harlem girl (and even wore a shirt today that says "I'm so Harlem" Ill always be a Georgia Girl. I love Atlanta! the older I get the more I appreciate the city. Only when I go home now do I get to really learn the nightlife.

3) Let me also add. . . Atlanta is SLOW. Im in shock that my hands sold me out because I never would thought I would think that. I always thought we were bustling and misunderstood. Heading out last Tuesday somebody said they liked Atl but it was slow and I scoffed. Then Saturday night, going downtown to see Lupe, I was freaked out that I did eenie-meanie-minie-moe for a parking spot on the street. It was 11:00 and downtown was EMPTY. wtf? And to pay to park was only $5.

4) speaking of Lupe he seeing him in person reminding me of something. Though I always jokingly say "You can't have it all. Im pretty and Im smart so I gave up good eye sight" I do believe there is some truth to that. Part of the price of enlightenment is being around people who cant understand that. That's how I feel Lupe feel's. He was cool, but not overly charismatic. He's serious about his shit and I respect that . . .but that also leaves little room to play about his stuff. Like our 'dope girl fresh' look:)?

5) Your Parents and Family are real people . . .really. What made our thanksgiving dinner SOOO good was all the stories of my mom and her sisters and her cousins growing up. From Prom horror stories till how my grandad let boys visit but they had to be out by 9, so 5 minute before my aunt would put the record "its time to say goodbye" on so that was there cue:) Also the one where my mom was suppose to be taking names, someone came in the class and asked where the teacher was, she answered, then the class put her name for talking and she got a whopping had me on the floor. I stole this pic of my parents from my grandma's album with all these pics of my mom and dad all over Europe looking pretty fly. Why didnt my mom save me any of that stuff???????????

SO yeah, thanksgiving was nice, Real nice! Cant wait to get back for Christmas. I have a list of all the people I am going to hook up with, fa real . Let me get back to thesis, writing out Christmas cards, especially if I am going to NY this weekend. Guess who's going to a screening of Dreamgirls!!!!!!!!

Queen of thee Fried Turkey People


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Hello, your highness.

  1. Elle* said...:

    OMG, Did u say you have a shirt that says "I'm so Harlem?" Where'd you get it?? That is my tooowwwwnnnn! Born and raised mayne!