So I just had a new t-shirt printed that I’m gonna be selling at my shows. Based on this joke, I thought the shirt was a fun idea. I decided to stop by the Hampton University campus where they have this Booker T. Washington statue and take a few flicks. Hope people like it. It makes me giggle. ;)
From time to time I’ll get invited to do fundraisers for little to zero pay, and because I have good home training and a desire to get into Heaven, I’ll agree. Yesterday I was asked to headline an event for Planned Parenthood this coming February. I’ve got enough booked for February to make ends meet and it’s on an off nite so I told them I’d be happy to do it. They were excited to have me and informed me, apologetically:
“We can’t pay you, but you’re more than welcome to sell your merchandise after the event.”
Now… If you don’t understand why that’s hilarious, you should probably watch this video:
Yeah… I couldn’t make stuff like that up. Life, FTW.
P.S. If you’re new to the blog, this is the story behind the t-shirt.
No really, how cute is this??!?
Super adorable, right? I mean, the Iggles, Snuggies and talking about people that shouldn’t make it to the future are three of my absolute favorite things… The only thing that could have made it more perfect is if I were standing in front of a CVS. Hahaha, maybe next time.
Remember back when you laughed at me for having a (3) Snuggie(s)? My how far you’ve come!
The video above is the bit that the t-shirts I sell after my shows are based on. Some people hate them and think they’re mean. But most people think they’re awesome — especially teachers. It AMAZES me how many teachers come up to me to tell me they’re teachers before they purchase one (or more). They always tell me they can’t wait til the weekend to wear it. I always imagine them running into their students and/or their parents at the grocery store.
It makes me happy.
Either way I know there are a lot of folks out there who share my sentiment. Maybe they wouldn’t say it so directly or in public, but I see y’all out there. It’s in the eyes. I know my Dad would/will die when he sees this clip (LANGUAGE!!!) Ha ha. But there’s no other way to tell that second story.
And it’s a story that must be told.
If you’re offended by this, I’m sorry you have no sense of humor. But if you’re not offended and want your own shirt, check out the merchandise page on my site and cop yourself one. It will make you happy too.