Friday, November 9, 2007

Movin' On Up

AJ @ Over Analyze It introduced me to WordPress and I have decided to move my blog.

Please take a moment and click the image to the left to visit me and update the link if you've bookmarked me! ( :

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ketel One - The Devil's Venom: A Cautionary Tale

Alicia Keys performed at The Tabernacle last night in Atlanta to help two local radio personalities celebrate their ninth anniversary on the air. I attended the concert with one of my BFFs, let's call her "Elle". Neither of us are what you would consider huge AK fans but decided to go since the tickets were free.

Upon entering the concert venue, our first order of business was to get a cocktail. Elle is a Goose-n-Juice girl (Grey Goose and cranberry juice) and last night I was up for the same. The bartender informed us they only had Ketel One so we went with what was flowing. Since I was driving and I am only a social drinker, my limit was two and Elle had four. After talking, laughing, and allowing Miss Keys to bore us to death with her new material, we left and were home by 11:30 p.m.

No big deal, right? Wrong!!

Elle informed me this morning that her husband found her on their bathroom floor butterball nekkid and had to put her in the bed. I didn't have quite as hard a time but I felt "hungover" until about 4:00 p.m., behind 2 cocktails! I know Grey Goose is a premium Vodka but I had never before heard of Kettle One nor do I ever want to again. In fact, I wants no part of anything that has "kettle" in it...kettle corn, Kettle potato chips, tea kettle, kettle hole.....yeah, you get the idea.

I've Been Tagged.......

I've been tagged by AJ at Over Analyze It to participate in a meme. A meme is akin to a chain letter where I have to tag other bloggers and post 7 random and/or weird facts about myself.

Just the facts (I'll let you determine if they're weird or not):

  1. I was attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets in the summer of 2006
  2. I want to be featured in Essence Magazine's annual "they look good for their age" issue.
  3. I love wrapping gifts and I'm good at it.
  4. My favorite hobby is photography.
  5. I have a mole on my bellybutton.
  6. I drove my first car off the dealer's lot without having my driver's license.
  7. I own 75 pairs of shoes.

Now, since I'm new to the blogging world, I don't know of anyone I can tag. So this is how you can help me out. Once you read this, leave a comment with 7 random facts about yourself as an introduction and a link to your blog.

If you want to participate, here are the rules:

  • Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog...
  • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself...
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs...
  • Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Is For The Babies

I don't care about ghost, goblins, nor witches brew. But I do know that a bad day can always be made a little better by these two.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Don't Fire Your Therapist!

Granted, we all have issues and could benefit from a good therapist or most times, an old fashion prayer meeting. But I am tired of being the designated "whipping post" for individuals who decide to project their negative emotions on me.

Below is an email exchange between me and a family member that pissed me the hell off and has forced me to start the process of weeding and pruning my Loved-Ones Garden. (The real names have been deleted but the exchange is authentic). The last response made me laugh and think..."Don't fire your therapist!"

From: Chocl8t
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:16 PM

I've copied everyone on this email so as not to omit anyone. For those of you who already have XXX's contact information, pardon me. ( :

I received an email from our cousin (maybe your brother or nephew), XXX on yesterday! He wanted me to forward the email addresses of other family members that I I am doing just that!

We have to do a better job of keeping in touch...yes, I'm admonishing myself with that statement!! ( :

Love you all!!!


From: ZZZ
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 2:49 PM
Subject: RE:

Hello Chocl8t & XXX,

I find this to be so funny..... better Job! How can one do a better job when the job responsibilities never took place.
So with that being said the statement should be "Start doing the job of communicating with your family members."
I know that I am guilty of this and to be quite frank I do not feel the closeness to do so. But I myself will have to pray on this and hope that God bestowes on me to be close. I will take the opportunity to say have a Happy and bless Thanksgiving.


From: Chocl8t

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:08 PM

Whoa! Okay it's obvious someone has...shall I say...baggage and unresolved issues.

ZZZ, if you don't feel the need to communicate, which is a starting point to foster some "closeness", then don't. Frankly,given the tone of your email, I would prefer that you didn't communicate with me at all until you could do so without being so critical, condescending and just downright rude.



From: ZZZ

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:40 PM
To: Chocl8t
Subject: RE:

agreed.... I would do myself a great injustice if I did not agree with you.