Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bougie Basics for Wintertime

Still compiling the data from yesterday's survey. Over 600 replies! In the meantime, some bouge rules...

Fellow BougieLand  dwellers, winter is upon us. If not officially on the calendar, definitely by the temperatures some of  us are experiencing. We haven't reviewed any bougie etiquette lately. Let's talk winter basics of WBPD (What Bougie People Do):

1. Wear a real coat - Fellas, you aren't fooling anybody with that thin leather jacket that has clearly seen better days. Ladies, the shawl/wrap is decorative. Bougie grown folks need bougie grown folk outerwear. That means full length coats, hats, gloves and scarves. Stop tipping out in the snow trying to be cute. Unless you live in a warm weather state, you have zero excuses. Spend the money on something to keep Old Man Winter off your hindparts. Pneumonia is not sexy.

2. Stay Lotioned Up - For some reason, people think the winter sun is less harsh than the summer sun. Same sun folks and you've got harsh winds and cold temperatures in the mix. Your skin needs moisture. Hydrate and lather up. There is nothing like seeing a gent remove his gloves and the hands are just ashy. Ladies, just because your feet are in boots and leggings is no excuse to let the maintenance go. Keep it supple, people.

3. Not keep a house like a freezer - I understand. The electric/gas companies are no joke. Bills have been known to (mysteriously) quadruple in the wintertime. I get it, folks don't want to give all the Christmas money City Utility Company. But ur, uh - I shouldn't feel like I'm meat on a hook stepping into your home. If you have folks coming over, suck it up and cut the heat on. At the VERY least, light a fire in the fireplace. Serve some spiked cocoa (mind out of the gutter, I mean the actual drink). I don't care if you pass out ceremonial Snuggies when folks walk in the door, make sure your guests can sit in your home without being tempted to light a bonfire on your living room table.

4. No chatting while shivering - Let me put this plainly: if you see me outside in winter,wait until I get inside to say hello. I hate when folks shout me out and we're standing there with swirling winds and snow flurries talking about how your grandma's surgery went. It's not that I don't want to talk, I don't want to freeze. Wave at me and meet me in the Starbucks. Please and thank you.

5. Keep germs where they belong - It's cold and flu season. May I recommend Airborne, Emergen-C or old school orange juice by the gallon? Get your immune system up. And if all of that fails... at the sign of the first hardcore sniffle/sore throat  combo - stay your behinds at home. If you MUST venture out, plenty of Kleenex and isolation. Do not hack and cough all over town. Don't touch things (especially me). I'm that chick  that catches whatever is going around and goes down for the count. It only takes one sneeze to spread a cold to everyone in a ten foot radius. Germs are personal, keep them to yourself.

6. Step your holiday game up - Today at my P.O. Box, dude behind the counter shouted me out, "Hey Michele. Happy Kwanzaa!" This is not a cool thing for non-African descendants to do. I was in a hurry so I kind of sent him a look and bounced. I've got nothing against Kwanzaa but why must I be shouting out Harambee just because I'm black? Don't make assumptions. Just say Happy Holidays and keep it moving. 

7. Respect Snow - It's cold and wet. Not everybody likes it. Throw it at your own risk. That is all.

BougieLand? Have any winter rules to share? Thoughts, comments, insights on mine? 

121 comments:

Leslie said...

I love your blog. The bougie basics for wintertime are on point!

SingLikeSassy said...

4. No chatting while shivering <-- THIS. RIGHT.HERE. Ain't nothing you got to say that can't hold til I'm inside with my coat off, purse, scarf and gloves put away. Better yet, text me that ish.

CorettaJG said...

I was just about to say #4 all day. We've already had the annual discussion in my office on would you rather be hot or cold. I'd rather be hot. I don't care how many layers you can put on to warm up. I had on plenty this morning and the howling wind still kicked my butt, brought tears to my eyes and froze my extremeties. Ouch. Even the thawing out hurts. The only saving grace, the Marines walking to my building seem to refuse to wear their overcoats. Therefore, more (frozen) eye candy for me.

CaliGirlED said...

#2, #2, #2!!! I can't stand to see ashy people! And yes the winter time is more crucial to the skin, so as Chele stated, "Stay lotioned up"! Please and thank you.

michaeldavis said...

I really like my two-year old leather jacket with the Thinsulate lining. It's like an old friend. That being said, I pulled out my grown man full-length wool coat. And a hat that covers my ears...some brothers out here are going to get pneumonia for Christmas. Not I

Just_A_Thought1218 said...

YES! I cannot add much more than this. Except maybe some basic traffic rules for people driving in inclement weather. If the 18 wheeler is doing 30 on the highway, what makes you think it's a good idea to drive your 4 wheel camry at 70 in blowing snow and sleet? Keep it safe and bougie, and slow the heck down before you hurt yourself (or others) and make me late to work with your ign'ant self. ATLiens, this is especially for you.

Fellas, trust and believe that the Just_A_Thought honey-do-list now includes your warming up my car for me in the morning. If you want to continue to get your hot cocoa on the regular, I need the acura preheated and defrosted. And with the seat warmer on high.

Detailedkc said...

Total agreement on warming the car for your lady. My husband doesn't disappoint, he always has my seat warmer on when its chilly out.

Vonnie said...

major ditto on the winter driving!!! if one more person starts fishtailing around me because they want to act like it's 80 degrees and dry outside I'm going to scream. You CAN'T slam on your brakes in the winter with ice on the road, give it a rest

GrownAzzMan said...

All I can say is it was fun reading this from the beach in Cali. It's the weather channel people, look at it and make appropriate life decisions.

michaeldavis said...

This.All.Day. It's easy to gain speed but a mutha to stop. I can't tell you how many times I saw a fool in an SUV stuck in a ditch because they didn't know what they were doing.

I also have no problem clearing a woman's car of snow, slush, and ice at any time.

If you've lived through real winters, you know you have to shovel every 2-3 hours during blizzards. Otherwise, it freezes and you're going NO-WHERE in the morning.

*side note* One of my happiest moments when I moved to Dallas was giving my homie my snow shovel before I left Philly. Happy winter! LOL

Ms. Jay said...

oh and ladies : can we PLEASE stop wearing the crusty looking uggs ? If your boots are leaning over to the side , you need a new pair . Please and thanks

yourgirlC said...

Greetings from Cali. I'm watching the weather around the country and really feeling bad for folks. Man, that snow and cold does not look like fun!

I'd like to add one more to Chele's list. Parents, please teach your children how to handle their germs when they have a cold. I give babies a break but, come on now, a kid in kindegarten should know how to use a darn tissue .

Jasmin said...

My mom's favorite phrase: "Stop clowning before you catch pneumonia and miss Christmas!" And no, it doesn't actually have to be winter for her to say it.

Winter rules for the college bougette:

1. Don't whine about how you have no idea how to drive in snow right after I get into your car.

2. Leggings are still not pants, and they make your butt look squashy. Not hot.

3. White people get ashy too. Just sayin'.

I'm so excited to be moving to San Francisco at the end of the month. Kick rocks, Chicago snow!

Page Bartlett said...

Who can explain the sweatshirt and jacket with shorts and flip-flops phenomenon to me?
So Not Bougie.

Ms. Jay said...

Yes ! I concur leggings are not pants .

#4 That thin Northface jacket is not a coat, please invest in a real one. Chicago will miss you

aishao1122 said...

Listen I went to majority white school in NE, come winter these chicks who wore Uggs all damn fall mysteriously pulled out the slippers O_o. the guys were just as bad, especially the "this isn't real winter" Canadians who would in 20 degree weather pull out: shorts, socks with men slippers, hoodies, hat, and gloves. Never understood it. I did however use them as the temp gauge, whatever they were wearing I knew to wear the opposite. never failed LOL

rozb said...

Being a child of the cold (born and raised in the northeast) I have some winter tips as well.

1. I have two words: lip balm. There is nothing worse than seeing someone with lips that look like they were eating powdered donuts, looking like Tyrone Biggums. I'm originally from Connecticut, and all day long my mother stayed on us about the chapped lips and ashy skin.

2. Sisters, wearing caps can put stress on your edges and cause unnecessary breakage of your hair. Use natural oils that don't get sticky and congealed like most commercial "hair greases". I use fractionated coconut oil and grapeseed oil, with doesn't solidify at cold temperatures. This keeps your hair soft and supple, and helps to cut down on static.

BTW - I hate winter static. I stay getting zapped getting in my car or touching anything metal when I come in from the outside.

3. Keep some good walking boots, nylon waterproof mittens, and winter coveralls in your car. If you break down, or have to leave your vehicle due to accidents or mishaps, you will need to protect yourself. Trying to navigate snow drifts and icy roadways in cute pumps will just set you up for becoming wolf bait. You can buy winter coveralls at Sears, and it is a good investment. Timberlands may look cute, but if they aren't waterproofed, they will do you no good at all. Get some boots with covered laces and deep treads on the soles. Oh yeah - get some earmuffs - the kind that wrap and completely cover the ears. Keep your phone charged, and have emergency numbers already plugged in.

4. If you will be out in the weather, stay away from the alcohol. It feels like you are warm for a minute, but then it begins to negatively affect your body's ability to circulate the blood to areas that need it. Keep the flask at home next to the fireplace.

5. Do not eat a giant meal before going out in the weather. If you have to eat right before going out, eat something light and save the hot meal for when you get back. Your stomach will be using that nice and warm blood supply to help your stomach digest that food, and if you eat too much you could hinder blood going to your extremities.

6. If you are not fit, take your time doing outside chores. Even if you are fit, shoveling snow, cleaning off your car, and other outside work puts extra stress on your heart and lungs. I mean, who wants to have a heart attack or stroke outside and end up in a snowdrift, only to be found during the spring thaw?

7. Dress in layers. You can overheat in the winter, and you may need to remove layers to prevent moist clothing from freezing on you and sending you into hypothermia.

On a final note, please look out for the elderly and disabled. If you have a neighbor that can't get around much, or may not be able to afford the high cost of heating, please check on them. All it takes is one night of sub-freezing temperatures to kill someone who is already weakened and cannot go get help or shelter. And let folks know if you are out and about in inclement weather. We have all seen those news reports about somebody missing and no one knowing where to look because nobody was notified. You don't have to give all your gory details, but a quick call to a friend stating where you are going and when you should be back takes care of a lot of things.

William Martin said...

Greetings from Phoenix. Get a little breeze in the desert at night but that's about it. However, not so long ago I was in a frozen tundra to the North. And I will say to all BougieLand dwellers - Pleather is not the business. Please resist purchasing and wearing at all costs.

rozb said...

I like children, but I know that they are always Patient Zero in my book, and I stay away from the kiddies. Seriously - don't even put your coughing, sneezing child on my lap. I do not want to have to douse the both of you in Lysol spray.

suebhoney said...

I co-sign all of the above & below. But one more thing: It is the holidays if you are going visiting (especially if it's a first visit) please do not show up empty handed. It doesn't have to be expensive, a Christmas card, a cheap bottle of wine/sparkling cider, some freshly baked cookies, etc.

rozb said...

"All I can say is it was fun reading this from the beach in Cali."

You are gonna make people wanna fight you. But I ain't mad at you, though...

FreeBlackMan said...

Ladies - go ahead and put some clothes on. We'll look no matter what you have on. Shivering chicks trying to style in barely there clothes and shoes when it's 28 degrees - not cute.

JaymeC said...

My peeve is people that won't admit they are sick. You look green, you are sweaty and hacking into a Kleenex- go home!

♞ they call me kj ♞ said...

speaking of which...i need to find the snorkel jacket. or whatever it's called.

lip balm? lotion? ehhh...not priorities. lol

aishao1122 said...

@ 6 Can't stand that crap, I'm so annoyed when people automatically figure i celebrate that holiday. UGh

Mr. Skyywalker said...

I hate those holiday sweaters women wear. That's awful. And do you really mean to have "Ho, ho, ho" plastered across your chest?

OneChele said...

Thank you!

OneChele said...

I always say I'd rather be hot. I can not stand to be cold.

OneChele said...

There's just no excuse for ash. None whatsoever.

rozb said...

Or 3-D sweaters with bells, trees, snowmen, etc. on them.

tiffanyinhouston said...

I am glad I live in Texas. But I lived in Minnesota for almost 3 years, and don't miss THAT at all.

I too, would like to know why our Caucasian brothers and sisters wear the shorts, flip flops and hoodies in winter...inquiring minds you know....

OneChele said...

I'm not a winter chick - I put up with it because of Christmas, my birthday and cute boots. Spring, Summer, Fall totally rock.

OneChele said...

Two year old jacket doesn't count. Some of us over 35 still have our college leather... no sir.

OneChele said...

I was spending 3 days a week in Bethesda, MD. One of the guys on my team used to call me at 8:30am announcing that he had my coffee ready and the car pulled around and warmed up. Everyone was like - do y'all date? We were involved with other people but that was "keeper" material.

OneChele said...

I'm hatin'.

OneChele said...

The Uggs that used to be tan and are now some suspicious mud color - not cute.

OneChele said...

C - check your messages. T & I were trying to track you down this weekend.
And yes, the 6 y/o wiping the nose on the jacket and wanted to snuggle next to Aunt Chele? No indeed. Kleenex, kiss on the forehead and go home with that.

OneChele said...

You will LOVE the Bay Area. I'm jealous.

baileyqc said...

Let me holla at the chicks trying to tip on icy streets in five inch heels - stop. Your ankles and ass will thank you. You can find a sexy shoe that doesn't endanger your balance. Ice is nothing to play with.

YardieChicie said...

I live in Jamaica and I'm currently working while wearing a sweater...and underneath my table lamp for some extra warmth. ^^; If this cold front keeps up, I'm ready to commit the cardinal sin of sandals + socks.

But yes - lotion and lip balm, and dress warm and sensible, North American Bougies/Bougettes!

OneChele said...

I'm sorry I cannot. I have never understood how your shoulders think it's winter but your legs think it's summer.

CaliGirlED said...

I won't be mad at you today, since it's sunny and in the upper 60's here in Houston, but watch it!!! LOL

OneChele said...

Old school hairspray kills static. (That should really makes us wonder what is in Aqua Net)

OneChele said...

Thank you sir. I believe all synthetic fabrics should be worn in moderation.

OneChele said...

I should probably do a post on Holiday Party Do's and Don'ts. I had a party and asked one person to bring dessert. She showed up with a jumbo box of store packaged Rice Krispy treats - WDDDA???

OneChele said...

A-men.

OneChele said...

One of my BIGGEST pet peeves ever. People doubled over in pain barely able to wheeze in a breath talking about "I'm okay."

OneChele said...

Carmex and cocoa butter are our friends.

OneChele said...

God bless folks trying to be culturally sensitive.

CaliGirlED said...

Ok got my lesson for the day! Thanks Roz! And #1 is for all year-round! Cracked lips are right under my list of being ashy! LOL

OneChele said...

The reindeer headbands, the jingly socks, the Santa hats - some folks are doing the most.

CaliGirlED said...

Preach brotha!

OneChele said...

BougieSis was in Minneapolis for a few years. I made the mistake of visiting in winter. I told her I wasn't coming back ever. She moved to Phoenix.

J B said...

And remember your sun screen...since I always slack off in December and manage to get burned.

CaliGirlED said...

Sidebar: Has anyone seen the commercial with Puffy (P Diddy, Sean Combs, whatever!) talking about women and their toes hanging over their shoes. CTFU!!! I am so glad winter is coming so that I can get a break from that! White 6 lb. 8 oz. baby Jesus I pray that this is not in style next year!!!

And if I stepped on anyone's toes with this....well buy the right size shoes. LOL

OneChele said...

Don't get me started. Last year I was doing a book signing on a cold icy snowy day and this one sister girl came out in a thin sweater, thinner wrap dress and a pair of boots with sky high skinny heels. After she slipped on the ice the THIRD time, she went back to her car and put on some tennis shoes she had in the trunk.

OneChele said...

Now by cold front, do you mean it's 60? ;-)

OneChele said...

The peep-toe boots are out. Not everyone should rock those.

Steve said...

I need people to understand their limitations when it comes to driving in piss-poor weather. Down here in N'Awlins we might get snow/ice storm once a year and fools steady trying to drive like it's dry.

Grace said...

In which case I'd like to shout out my neighbors whose front lawn looks like Santa threw up all over it. They've got the music, the moving reindeer, the waving-ass Santa. Their lights are so damn bright, it seems the sun is out at midnight. Nothing wrong with holiday spirit until it starts infringing on mine.

CaliGirlED said...

Dammit, you mean I have to see an inch worth of toes hanging over boots this winter?!! SMDH

They can play if they want to! Jack Frost get to nippin at those toes, I won't have to worry about seeing said toes hanging over next year! LOL

BlackButterfly said...

3 and 5 are my top peeves.

Have lived in/through Chi-town, Northern Louisiana and Dallas winters and I don't miss it. Can see snow on the TV and be just fine; don't need it for holiday cheer. San Diego weather all day everyday!

Just_A_Thought1218 said...

I <3 stories like this! Need more keeper material in the world!

CorettaJG said...

Grrrr!

rozb said...

I can say I am grateful that I have not had to get in a cold car yet. I have to keep the S.O. happy this winter - but not just for a warm ride. I'm just sayin'...winter priorities and all...

CorettaJG said...

I am SO tired of the leggings as pants trend. Not hot. Please find a top long enough to cover those tights you're wearing as pants.

michaeldavis said...

ANNNNND if you're older than 25. The Frat/Soror jacket? GOTTA.GO. especially the frat jacket.

Grace said...

Am I the only one who thinks Uggs are awful to begin with?

Grace said...

LOL - I call it Boot Season.

Grace said...

You should!

All Honey said...

Oh and fellas - you are fooling NO ONE with those thin pants on. Get you a decent pair of winter weight pants. And stop acting like you're impervious to cold.

She's Savvy said...

I'm LOLing at "#4. No chatting while shivering". This happened to me the other day. Saw this guy inside. When I came out he was waiting for me like it was mid-July and 90 degrees. I blew past him because it was freezing outside but he wanted to chat. I was glad he could see I was cold and sped the convo up because getting frostbite for a phone number sure isn't worth it.

blackprofessor said...

Amen, amen and amen!!

One more - do not drive when it snows! This goes for every person born in a warm climate who thinks they can manage snow! As a native Chicagoan who now lives in the Southeast, I can't! It rarely snows but when it does, DRAMA!! Just.stay.home! Let the real snow drivers handle their business. Rant over!

YardieChicie said...

Around that. XD I'm sorry, I am NOT used to these temperatures at all! Guess who'll be thinking thrice about migrating up North.

She's Savvy said...

Just thought about something else, ladies make sure your boot game is up to par. I'm tired of hearing women walk around sounding like they have on tap shoes. Get your heels fixed, it's only costs $7-$10, get it together. Buying a little leather polish doesn't hurt either, men aren't the only ones who need to get their shoes shined every once in a while.

tiffanyinhouston said...

I need the peep toe boots trend to be burned at the stake and in EFFIGY!!!

SingLikeSassy said...

GURL! This is tooooooooooooooo much.

She's Savvy said...

I used to be anti-Uggs that was until I tried on my first pair. They are extremely comfortable and keep your feet toasty during the winter. Now I couldn't imagine life without them.

tiffanyinhouston said...

Word to H-town!

MariSol said...

That and the gladiator heels. Make it stop.

CaliGirlED said...

LMAO!!! Right!

CaliGirlED said...

"...whose front lawn looks like Santa threw up all over it." *dead*

Aw Grace, where's your holiday spirit? LOL

MariSol said...

Everybody could stand to step up their shoe game. $3 for new soles, $1 for new laces. Just saying.

DesertBlack said...

#! If you live someplace warm like SoCal, AZ, NV, FL .... you cannot purchase a "real winter" coat in those areas. You need to be someplace like, Chi, Minni, Indy or Cinci to get a real coat. So if you are visiting fire up the Amex Black and go to Eddie B or Lands End and get a real coat, your body will thank you

David Chase said...

And for my young homies - Tims, jeans and denim jacket are not formal attire.
Get a suit, ninjas! Sweater vest and the like.

sugahoneyicedtea said...

Gives side-eye death glare while shivering in Chicago..

Jasmin said...

You used to live there, right? Any advice?

Jasmin said...

I got a job teaching elementary school next year--I may have to wear latex gloves to school!

blackprofessor said...

Oh no, Uggs are the best boots for the winter! They are ridiculously warm and worth every penny you can pay. I was Ugg adverse at first, but am now a diehard convert!

Just_A_Thought1218 said...

Nope. You establish a routine with them suckers. Everyone has their own box of tissue and antibacterial gel. You teach them how to sneeze and cough into their sleeves, when to use the antibac gel, and they all wash their hands in the sink when they come back from the restroom. And, the last 15 min of the day are dedicated to cleanup time, where they wipe down the tables with Clorox wipes.

Stank_0 said...

Coming from a cold weather state (KS) I laugh in the face of snow...from inside underneath blankets.

Man I had to upgrade the winter gear, though. Added an overcoat and a raincoat to the arsenal. I'm looking forward to inclimate weather so I can get my winter stuntin on, #doe. Don't hate me b/c I'm beautiful...hate me because my winter stunt >

thinklikeRiley said...

Yo - Cali boy trapped in Brooklyn. I call bullshiggity on this weather. Had to cop some grown man gear to handle this ish. And I'm moving my ass back to Cali soon as I can. This some old bullshyt.

rozb said...

Toes looking like fingers - I just can't.

Superwoman said...

hang on... i missed the first installment of the survey???? where was it? i didn't see anything! oh dear! lemme go look. is it too late to add my 2.5 cents?

as for american winter, i don't even wanna think about it. i remember the 9 months i spent in shock due to massachussettes (sp?) winter in my first year of college, the ensuing depression and feeling of general bleakness due to the non-stop snow and cold. i cannot describe the trauma that i felt as an african immersed in that lunacy. it felt like punishment for an entire generations sins....

the only way i'd ever move back to america is if i was guaranteed a plane ticket to warmer climes in october (at the latest) and a may return to the US. sorry, that cold does things to my soul that i dare not repeat. it was literally unbelievable. i'm not sure how i managed 7 years of it, but after the shock of the first year, the rest came a tad more easily..

rozb said...

Uggs were forever ruined for me when Pamela Anderson and Britney Spears wore them with booty shorts and tank tops with large armholes. I thought that Uggs were pretty much a substitute for house shoes. Not cute at all. Kinda like folks wearing Joe Boxer pajama bottoms, a sweatshirt, and a scarf with the Uggs. This is not an acceptable outfit for anything but having to escape your house because it caught fire in the middle of winter.

Pure Choco said...

I thought Uggs were some sort of campy short for "Ugly" - can't get into them

OneChele said...

Tons. Email me. onechele@gmail.com

Annette Evans said...

Being from Chicago, (where the wind chill factor reached 12 below today), I am glad you posted these essential cold weather tips. I will be forwarding them to my fellow Chicagoans who are still in denial. Thanks.....

Sarah said...

It turned cold here a while back. This weekend was the first snow. I don't like winter, but I adapt. I've lived in places with some sort of winter all my life so I've the necessary coats, mittens, and etc. I wear silk long underwear under the clothes during the day and the flannel pjs at night. I find this makes a big difference and it feels nice on the skin.

My big trouble with winter is the short amount of sunlight. When it gets dark, my body says 'OK, time to go to sleep.' Like right now when it is only 5:30 pm in the evening and I'm ready to get in the pjs and call it a day.

Yvonne Downie McDuffie said...

I'm all about #5. People in my office are dropping like flies, but insist after one day home that "they're ok". Take you and that lung you hacked up back home and stay there! Oh, and don't touch anything on your way out. Let me get the door for ya!

yourgirlC said...

Odd, no messages from either of you.

yourgirlC said...

Welcome to the Bay girl. Leave all those heavy winter woolies in Chi-town. SF is tutleneck and leather jacket in January. The flip is that it's tutleneck and leather jacket during June nights too but I say better cool than hot and humid.

GammasWorld said...

Shoot we might be able to share a moving truck -- Southeast is kicking my azz ... Cali's looking mighty welcoming these days.

GammasWorld said...

I'm ready to bounce to Cali or Hawaii -- permanently. It's cold in NC ... keeps thinking if I wanted these crazy wind chill factors I'd a kept my butt in Cincy

Brneyed1 said...

Cali? For realz player? While I'm dressed like Nanook of the North in this frigid Chitown low-teens weather! Side eye for days!

Brneyed1 said...

No. They look like the moonboots of the 21st century.

Brneyed1 said...

PLEASE DO, so I can email a link to some triflin' folks I know....

Brneyed1 said...

Is a Christmas t-shirt that simply says "I've Been Naughty" okay???

Brneyed1 said...

I saw some fool chick wearing peep-toe boots in this Chicago snow. I'm banking on her tootsies having frostbite reeeal soon.

YardieChicie said...

God forgive me, but I'd laugh SO hard at her if I'd seen her. Ridiculous.

YardieChicie said...

They're obviously dressed that way to give sensible folks a reason to laugh and get warm.

JojoRaze said...

Hol' up! How you gonna be in denial about winter in CHICAGO! For real, though?

Miss-Devin Kemp said...

Preach! It was negative 3 the other day and i saw one of our clear cousins in a sprint store rocking basketballs shorts...O_o GTFOH! You know you cold!

Miss-Devin Kemp said...

"#4 That thin Northface jacket is not a coat, please invest in a real one." <--I need to forward this to ALL my coworkers...

GrownAzzMan said...

Ebeneezer Grace...LOL

GrownAzzMan said...

Works for me!

SA said...

That's me- an African child who ended up in New England for college..... By mid-November of my first semester, I was convinced that hell is a cold cold place. And the depression and bleakness? Oh yeah. And 7 years later, I'm still in New England and still wondering why I'm torturing myself year after year....oh yeah, med school. Whatever. Moving somewhere warmer after graduation.

CaliGirlED said...

Anti-Uggs! For me anyway, I've bought a few pairs for my daughter, but as for me I'm cool. Now maybe if I lived in some of those God forsaken, freezing cold areas, I just might have a pair in every color! LOL

Jeannette Abrahamson said...

Sistas wear a hat... yeah your hair might be fly, but a fly hairstyle in bed with a 103 fever aint fly at all.

Brothas just because it's cold, doesn't mean that you can lax on your dating game. Cold doesn't equal you can chill at my crib. I own a coat, gloves and boots.. yeah you are still taking me out on a date.

lawsoncomp said...

I am with you on the Ugg-lies

Natasha Smith said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for #6!

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