Merry Christmas? a.k.a. My parents have no idea who I am

Really. It’s like they have no idea. Most of you guys have never met me but you know how I feel about El Snuggie. I mean I have a category on my blog entitled “Snuggies are awesome.” Well, this year for Christmas I asked for the Deluxe Snuggie (the one with the pockets), and my father bought me (wait for it…) a “Premium Softie” instead.

I’m so not lying.

I joked on Facebook that it was just a lined sleeping bag with arm holes:


But I finally decided to open the box and I realized that there aren’t even any arm holes. It’s just a blanket — and not a very big one — with a couple snaps and a zipper.


Nuff said. Continue reading →

Great leaders in Black history? (Snarf…)

On Wednesday I took my car to the Black-owned car wash/detailing spot not far from my house. And on the wall inside the building (where you can stand to watch your car go thru the brushes) there were a series of photos and posters commemorating great Black leaders… Cool, right?

The first photo was of Nelson Mandela:


The next photo was of Dr. King:


The next was a poster listing some of the major contributors and pioneers of the Harlem Renaissance:


And last but certainly not least… Continue reading →

How to NOT miss your blessing

I heard on the Today Show on Friday morning that a study showed that Louisiana was the ‘happiest’ state to live in. And after the fun I had this weekend in NOLA, I wouldn’t argue that one bit! I went to Louisiana to see BFF Jenny (excuse me — Dr. Jennifer Pinder Ellis) receive her Ph.D. from LSU!!! YAY! Sooooooo proud of you, J!


Jenny’s husband is from New Orleans and threw her a big graduation party at a great restaurant there on Friday nite.


And after a short program and a fantastic dinner, the party really got started. There was a great DJ who played line dances that I’ve never even heard of — in fact, I’m pretty sure Jen’s husband and his sister made at least 2 or 3 of those up on the spot ;) At some point we realized that some of the people from the holiday party across the corridor (where there was no DJ) were coming out into the hall to dance to the music at Jen’s party. The bartender even came to ‘notify’ us that they were mooching off our DJ ;) Tee hee ;) Continue reading →

EJ and Santa thru the years…

Don’t you dare judge me! I love taking Santa photos at Christmastime. They’re my absolute fav! Some folks think I’m too old for it, but we call those folks HATERS! So with the help of my mom I dug up a few of my faves thru the years. Enjoy! And FYI, I’m already braced for all the jokes about the glasses and the Jheri curl — so bring it!!!

This is me and my homie Brown Santa in ’09:

For real you guys, he said he’s gonna try and make one of my shows this week! If Brown Santa shows up at the Improv, I. Will. Pass. Out.

2008 Santa:

2007 Santa:

Santas of my youth — I’ve put these into what I believe to be chronological order:

I’m not even thinking about Santa… My daddy had just given me a cookie and I was looking at him. ;)

OK, why are we so cozy? We look kinda booed up here.

You think you know: The story behind this photo is that there was a giant hole in the knee of my tights! Santa wasn’t being fresh — he was just helping a young sista out. Hahaha ;)

Not sure why I’m so greasy in this one… Mom, please explain???

Is it Halloween or Christmas? Why do I look like Raggedy Ann?

A Jheri curl and coke bottles — AND WHAT?!?

Clearly getting too old for this, but whatevs Santa — gimme that Walkman!