Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Snow Day 2017

I have not been posting, as it is such a chore getting my pictures up. Sigh.

But nevertheless, here I am.  And I had a most exciting "snow day" this past Friday.

No it wasn't some craziness. But snow is snow. It is rare for it to snow in Atlanta in early December. And I'd decided to work from home that day. I hadn't been paying much attention to the news, but I'd sat down at the dining room table to work on a report while the TV was on. The news was on nonstop, so I knew that there was a problem.

All looked well from my front door. 

Then all of a sudden, the snow was coming down hard. Big wet snowflakes.

Here's a view from the garage.

I was out there because I wanted to take the garbage out before it got too bad, where the ground had iced up and I possibly couldn't even make it to the herbie-curbie.

Poor Pam the Protege. Too bad she couldn't be in the garage with Lucy Junior the Lexus.

Here's another view from the front porch.

Right as it started snowing, I placed an order on Uber Eats. I have to remind myself not to do that anymore because that driver who delivered my food was frightened, and soooo sorry that he was late with my food.

I didn't care if he was 20 minutes late. He was even nice enough to text me, and I could see him driving on the app, doing his best to get to my house. I said, "Bruh... you see how bad it is out here? Thank you for bringing my food!"

I gave him a nice tip. And I silently hope he turned his app off and made it home safely. No need to be driving in the snow delivering food. Nope.

Sister Callie and Mitch were pretty much unfazed by the snow issues. Callie stared out the window for awhile. Mitch slept. They got excited, as usual, when I took the sheets off the bed so that I could wash them. When I came back from the laundry room, they were lounging hard.

Not sure why they like a bed with no sheets.

I left out on Monday morning for work and the snow was still trying to melt.
By the time I got home, it was all gone.

I'm glad that it wasn't a storm similar to the one in 2015, where we were all stuck in our houses (and the freeways) for several days.  Although that was a good time, especially since I never lost power or internet. I didn't lose power or internet this time either. But since I teleworked that Friday, I had to work all day. Ugh.

Hopefully this will be the worst of the snow days. And that would be a good thing.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Time Person of the Year 2017

You know, for a minute, I thought Time was going to name our beloved President "Time's Person of the Year". When I heard that, my eyes rolled so hard that they 'bout rolled out of my head.

You know he would not be gracious. Who wants to hear him gloat and gloat and gloat? Continuously tweeting about it?

Man oh man.

No ma'am. No sir. Stop it.


I don't know about you, but I am emotionally drained enough. Enough, I said.

But I think the right "person" got the person of the year honor: The #MeToo Movement.

"The Silence Breakers"

That may be too small to see. You can look it up online for yourself. Click here for the link to the article.

This is the movement that has highlighted and steamrolled how serious sexual harassment is. I mean folks are losing their WHOLE  entire livelihood. Losing everything, no matter how set they think they are in life.

I remember thinking a couple of weeks ago that we are seeing a HUGE cultural shift. HUGE.

And this whole movement caught steam only a couple of months ago. And you know what that shows me?

It shows me that life itself can shift... in an instant.


So bravo ladies for being brave enough to tell your stories.

Why?  Because I don't know one woman, including myself, who does not have a #metoo story.

Some of us have several. And finally, we have justice.

How great is that?

And even though not much can be done for ladies who have suffered in the past, this changes matter for the future. For our young girls and teen girls, they may not have to go through what so many women who have suffered in the past. Sexual harassment may be a thing of the past.

Now that would be truly great!!

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Saturday 7

So looka here... looka here.
A Saturday night post. That is so rare. I can barely post on the weekday, let alone the weekend. But I just felt like it. So here's a Saturday 7.

1. I had a pretty good day today, but I had a funky time getting started.

2. It is a... hormonal time of the month. And my medicine takes a moment to kick in. I am dragging until it does. 

3. Notorious J's "Sip and See" was today. 

4. My sister's best friend did such a fine job with it all. I will do a full post next week.

5. We co-hosted, but I tell you, I am a tomboy, and it don't do you any good to have a tomboy for a sister. This means I can't plan anything like this worth a damn. Nope. So she did all the work, with an occasional text here or there from me looking for direction.

6. The last baby shower I planned was in the year 2000. And that was at work in New Orleans, and by committee.

That "baby" is 17 years old now.  I last saw her when she was 8. Time flies like a kite, don't it?

7.  I had lovely drive home. But I stopped by an interesting barbecue joint on the way home. This is the south, so barbecue joints are scattered all over the place, but this one is a southern barbecue/korean fusion place.

Who does that?

Heirloom Market Barbecue!

Good good stuff. Confuses the brain, but it's still good!


Friday, December 01, 2017

Friday... The Crazy Week Edition!


And hasn't this been a CRAZY week!?!? Pure drama all over the TV screens!

Man listen... I was driving down the freeway when they announced that. My jaw hit the steering wheel! Lawd!

Do you not realize that Matt Lauer was the most powerful person at NBC, making over $25 million dollars a year?

That was the most shocking thing EVER. I think because I wasn't expecting that AT ALL.

This my thing that was CREEPY as all get out: This guy had a button under his desk to lock his office door. How creepy is THAT! Did you read the Variety and New York Times articles about this. Squeaky clean Matt was off the CHAIN. Wow. 

Now listen... this shocked me, but it didn't shock me. But it's going down, ain't it?

Dude was talking all that crap about Hillary, around here screaming "LOCK HER UP!"

NO Buddy, lock YOU up!

How embarrassing.

So I heard (and maybe I am wrong), that Trump and crew were not going to kick in on dude's legal bills.

They must not be from the hood. That's a good way to get a person to flip and drop a dime on you. Drop several dimes. Really,tho. 

This is my thing. They can do what they want to do, because with each passing day, it all gets shadier and shadier.

And  I miss the stability of President Obama more and more. 

This is my thing, though... With all this "making America great again" tomfoolery, I'm fine, because.

LadyLee will not be picking cotton.
Ladylee will not be nobody's maid.
Ladylee is not learning the Russian language. 
Ladylee is not hoisting the Russian flag.

Some  of these white folks trying to live some Color Purple dreams. We are not going back to those days. No ma'am. No sir. Ya'll better be glad that somebody in the justice department is keeping us from being annexed by Russia.

Now if we can keep all this under control, and keep out of a nuclear war, then I am GOOD!

Carry on.

And here's a  video for your weekend. It is funny, but sad and true.

Lock them ALL up! Even if the charge is stressing everybody out and emotionally draining ME!!


I am ready for the weekend! Hope you are too! Make it a good one!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

At the Gentrified Kroger...

So on Sunday,I made a run down the local gentrified Kroger.

This is the Kroger they built when all the white people started moving into my hood.

And it's a big fancy Kroger, 2 or 3 times bigger than a normal grocery store. There's even a bar.

I like it much, even though I rarely go there. I think this time was the third time this year I'd made a run there.

I needed something simple like dental floss. And I needed to take my spare car for a spin.

(These types of things could've waited until Saturday... but that dental floss, tho...)

Anyway, I saw some fascinating products up in my beloved gentrified Kroger. Things that weren't there for me, but if I wanted, I could buy them!

I came across some marvelous jellies and jams.

I saw a Cabernet jam.

I guess that's what's up if you love your wine. That peach marmalade looks great. But I will not being paying $9.99 for that.


So for the holiday season, we have a nice pumpkin preserves.

No, that's "preserved pumpkin". I won't be buying that. Not only am I paying $9.99, I'm not paying for something that I don't like: pumpkin.

Now if they served up some "preserved sweet potato", I may get that.

What's most interesting about the gentrified Krogers near my home (there are two), is that their are MULTIPLE AISLES of liquor and beer. Multiple. The one that I've frequented over the past decade actually has its own wine steward. This new gentrified kroger is only a couple of years old (if that). I saw no wine steward at this new store, but I sure saw some wine.

Down one of the aisles, I saw some wine bottles locked behind glass. And you know me... I thought I would investigate.

I was shocked to see some $149.99 wine!

Now, I am not a wine connoisseur. Not in the least. The most I've paid for a bottle of wine is $21.99. And the only reason I paid that much is because it had some chemical formulas on it, and as a chemist, I was immediately intrigued.

Now I was already bugging over $150 wine. But a closer look at the other wine revealed some wine that was a little more expensive.



Who pays that much for wine?  Grocery store wine?


Not me. Nope. But this is the gentrified Kroger. I am sure someone paid for it. It is there for a reason, you see.


A trip through  that Kroger is a far cry from the Kroger over in SWATS.

At least I know where to go now if I want something super fancy!