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The Irony of it All

July 8, 2007
So, yesterday.
I spent some much needed time with my main girl. I mean I see her all the time but haven't made sure she is really okay.
Me and myself had some serious quality time and I loved it and am proud to report she's doing just fine:).
I started the day with a morning of beauty. And Damn if my mango sea salt body scrub from carol's daughter didnt make me feel like luxirating in it allll day. I wanted to kick myself for not using it more often. I got up kinda late after treking out to the Clinton Hill area in Brooklyn with Arion looking for this restaraunt that turned out to be a total bust. But right next to it was this place called Thai 101 and I got her, Rachel and Anna to try it out and it was great. I know thai is not the hottest thing any more but I still love it. After that we hit Strata which was cool and the night just reminded me how fun it can be to hang with your girls.
Arion spent the night and as I brewed iced tea the next morning, I thought I'd try out my new waffle iron. Well, I didnt grease the iron enough making my virgin waffle stick all to the iron, turning breakfast plans from waffles to pancakes on the stove.
After Arion leaves to go study for her final test in bartending school (Shani O already passed . . congrats! and hope you arent still mad at me. Sent a peace offering by Ari), I head to 125th to go do what any nerd must do when moving to a new place: get my library card!!!
I talked to Elle on the way who first took me by this library location and the girl tells me I am cutting it close by coming for the card at 4:30 when the library closes at 5pm.
I feel myself being all productive as I drop off my tan and white polka dot dress to be hemmed at this alteration shop owned by the cutest older west indies couple. We both liked the other's accent though, she made me nervous when she mentioned a lady from tennesse and I thought she was implying I sounded Memphis-y (not that anything's wrong with TN, don't hit me Sugar Foot;)
At 34th for a little shopping (that H&M buy one get one free sale is SICK. Ive gotten four dresses including my new fav dress -silver short one with hoodie pockets in the front), my homie Kristin calls to say her and our friend vanessa are heading to the Paris Theater to see La Vie En Rose based on the life of Edith Piaf. I'm so down and head to 58th street. As I get off the train and check out Central Park where the two were hanging earlier and invited me to come read with, I actually feel like a New Yorker.
The movie . . .AMAZING! Her life is so beautifully tragic if there is such a thing, and the actors were all so freaking talent - even the little girl who plays her as a child and pretends to be blind for a little. It didnt even matter if it was all in french because heart ache is heart ache and love is love.
This woman's life is fascinating and I was so glad to be friends with Kristin and Vanessa. Ive lived in black neighborhoods and went to black school's my whole life so I truly appreciate friending these girls last summer with only three black girls in our program and they are the ones I related to the most because like me, they TOTALLY ROCK:).
People are just people and sometimes in my black bubble I need that reminder. Thats Kristin in the middle and Vanessa on the end in her dress she had just got from Zara on sale. I totally called her out for her "it was going to be cold in the theater and I only had a tank top on" excuse for buying that amazing frock:) As Kristin said, so you couldnt get a sweater? The French lady we asked to take the pic moved the camera the first time before the picture took. Though she took another with our faces in it, I like this one.
So I went to church today and it was great. Just what I needed to know that its ok to be happy and nothing is wrong if everything feels so so right in your world. Me and roomie went to Amy Ruth's afterwards then went to the beatuy supply store to buy some hair as I hooked up her first ever weave and grabbed a italian ice along the way.
I'm always excited when someone says they read the blog, and Rachel gets double kudos for complimenting my cooking (I live for a compliment on my food and driving since my long-time friends clown me on both)!!!!! Also I was so pumped when the freakishly talented Z, who I totally have a girl crush on, told me she checked on Weapons of Mass Seduction after I talked about. Speaking of girl crushes . . .the honesty box is going GREAT and as my classmate Oprah would say, Im feeling the love!!!!
Let me get ready because Im heading to an open mic with Sierra. Ill tell you how that goes.
the irony of it all? there is no irony. Life goes on and Im trying to live it up

God Bless,
CJ

2 comments:

  1. shani-o said...:

    Seriously... I thought my honesty box was broken, based on all the love i've been getting.

  1. Shara D. said...:

    you def don't sound "memphis-y." you're ATL down to your teeth...LOL!!

    it's been a minute since i had a chance to read your blog so i'm catching up. :)