well it is friday. that's the upside. the downside is i'm tiiiiirrreeddd... the other upside is i'm going to philly tomorrow and i get to see my niece. haven't seen her in a couple of years. tunde loves the kids. *looks through toy-r-us' inventory*
Good morning bougienistas and bougie bruhs!My morning started off trying on 5 different jean skirts in my closets and none of them fit! I felt like they were all laughing at me! :-((...Looks like somebody needs to push back from the table. But the holidays are coming up! WTH!!! I need to go shopping for the next size up because I AM NOT trying to watch what I eat during the holidays! Ain't gonna happen! Happy Fat Friday!!!
I'm heading to Cali over the weekend to hang out with fam. Then I'm interviewing at a media company on Monday for a new job. Riley wants back in Cali. Snow iz on some ole shiggity.Happy weekend Bougie people.
I've got a first date tonight. I've had a million first dates so I have no idea why this one is making me nervous. Anyway, wish me luck.
good luck :D
jean skirts +10
Walked in late. Published some new content on a site. Lunch dunno yet. Photoshoot tomorrow w/a baby (should be fun). Then finishing off the weekend with my boo in South NJ (who I'm finding out might be a Republican :O). #Dealbreaker-- j/k darling if u are reading this ;)
Hey Alvin, size ain't nothin but a number! Right? LOL
Safe travels and good luck on that interview! Say hey to the CaliPeeps for me!
Oooh you must like him, so far! Good luck Deb and have fun!!!
I meant BONUS 10 points. Jeans skirts are sexy.you better GO girl (martin voice)
Where did the year go too? I can't believe it is Thanksgiving already.
Sending good vibes your way!
Good luck on the interview!
Well today is my birthday and the halfway point for my mini-me! Docs say she should burst into the world (eww...why did I say it like that?...shudders) March 24th, so yeah all smiles ova here! :DEnjoy your weekend good people!
MARGARITAS AND SANGRIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooooot! DMV Meet n Greet tonight...click the link over and up for more details and to RSVP.Happy Friday BougieLand!
Have fun, good luck & report back, we want details.
The Jubester is sick :-( Been sick off & on allweek. Anybody got any home remedies for me?
I think I will bulk up for this "cuddle bunny" season. I want to be a qualified candidate. Bring on the carbs, cakes and pies! LOL.
LOL. I'm from Cali, got a great job in Rhode Island. Lasted three years before I just had. to. go! LOL
Must be a little more in your back pockets then there used to be... 0_O
Good luck Deb B.
Happy Birthday fellow Scorpio!
Happy birthday! My birthday was last Saturday....Scorpios unite!!
Good luck and pls report back.
Good morning everyone. Been busy. I was in Tampa for a meeting yesterday, then flew back to Dallas to hang out with my crew at an event. I'm part of a planning committee for a Natural Hair expo this weekend called Nappiology, it's tomorrow (Saturday). So if you are in the Dallas area come on out! THEN I fly to NYC on Sunday to spend some time with moms :) **whew**
Safe travels and good luck on the interview.
Woke up late. Showered. Put on my smedium cardigan from Banana Republic, a scarf and some jeans. Came in late. Covering for two people. Ummm, yeah I've got nothing to add today.
Ain't nothing wrong with being skinny fat...LOLI'm 5'8" so I can hid my weight well. ::raises glass:: here's to good eating!!
NBC Today Show is not funny. New rule - no Michelle Bachman in the morning. SMDH!
Tea made from fresh ginger root, lemon juice and a shake or two of cayenne.
It's my Friday off. So I'm typing from my bed lol. I suppose I should get up and clean something or do some homework. *rolls over*
::raises glass:: here's to 5'8 women...
Hi this is "KC" I wrote into Chele about my boyfriend who was starting to scare me. The day I wrote, Chele sent me some info and I met with a counselor that day and left the next day. I'm so blessed, my job is allowing me to transfer to a location 40 miles away which is still close to my friends and family but allows me to start over. I did have to get a restraining order, change banks and get some identity protection because he did not take the break up well. But I'm safe and working with a therapist. Thanks everybody for your great advice and concern. I'll check in occasionally and keep in touch.
God bless us vertically blessed! :)
KC - this is awesome news! So glad you checked in and hope it all works out.
*turns green with envy*
Hola, bougie people! I should be cleaning for my houseguest this weekend, but I just fired up the computer to entertain myself! After I finish cleaning (which will hopefully be NLT 2), I plan to go to the store before I go to my (PT) job tonight. (UGH!) But the great news is that I get to meet OneChele tonight! Woo-hoo! To say I'm excited is an understatement (ok, get out of fan mode). Tomorrow I'm participating in my first 5K (YIKES!) And, most importantly, I'm praying someone calls me with a job offer today...it's hard out here for a pimp.
I got an eyeful of Herman talking about how he was being lynched... hard to stomach before coffee.
fruit tea, shot of brandy (or rum), teaspoon of honey, squeeze of orange
You can't be a regular watcher of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Basketball Wives and diss Reed Between The Lines after three episodes. You.just.can't.I'm just sayin'
One year wiser! And blessings upon your impending new arrival.
Whoa south jersey woman are the best!
Ooh. First date. Nerve-wracking and wondrous at the same time. Let's get to the important stuff - what are you wearing?
KC that is great news to hear, so happy it all worked out for you!
Thank God you're okay and safe.
Get it! Are you going to the company we talked about? Call me. I know the HR VP out there.
When I found out that my lady thought that Nina Simone was "just okay", I had to take a knee for a moment. I'm good now and I knew she's the one for me because had it been anyone else who said that Nina Simone was "just okay", I would have been lookin' at the front door.
I feel u man. How could you hear "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and not be in love w Nina S?
u ain't lyin :D
Morning Bouigeland it got so cold here in Dallas, had to break out a winter coat this AM so not ready or happy about that just yet, the heat will not go on anytime soon so it better warm back up a bit. I so wish this NBA basketball lockout would end soon (127 days in) because of that my job of negotiating NBA contracts is slow and boring this bougie chick might not make it lol!Also lets give a big shout out to my LSU Tigers as we play the biggest college game of the year tomorrow #GEAUXXX Tigers beat BAMA !
Ay, its a great height :)
skinny girl season is over. its definitely thick like oatmeal season.
I'm totally conphuzzled over how Herman Cain's poll numbers & fundraising numbers continue to rise. I mean, I know the GOP has no intention of actually making him their nominee and right now he's serving as a distraction while they try to help Mittsy & Ricky get their ish together, but wow. I can't help but to think that once, or if, pictures of his "alleged" harassment victims are made public, those dyed in the wool (redneck underneath the collar) Republicans may rethink their stance on him. Especially if they're a group of women of the lighter persuasion.
It's Home Depot Weekend. We're turning one small office into a large closet. This is a friendly reminder to John, Trey, Wes, Bryan, Shawn and David to be on time. Feel free to bring women, please beg them to bring food.
Happy bday and wishing you and mini Tasha a happy pregnancy.
I don't watch either reality show and the first 10 minutes of RBTL sent me frantically in search of entertaining television.
Best wishes for you on Monday!
"lighter persuasion"? Yeah, Imma be pissed to know that Cain was trying to feel up Sade, Hoda Kotb and Halle Berry...No, seriously, Herman Cain is a fool and had it not been this to get him caught up, he would have been blown out the water by something sooner or later.
Dammit I missed out on being sexy today! *makes mental note to go buy a jean skirt this weekend*
Then this is my season like a mug! LOL
Did she at least look at the camera this time?
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day, I hope that you have lots of goodies today!
I was trying to be politically correct and what not. I was talking about white women, sheesh.
Yes it is...especially when its 5'8", 14olbs and some 3inch heels! o___O
Good to hear, blessings to you and be well. The BnB fam will always be wishing you nothing but good thoughts and we are glad to hear that you are safe and well.
I'm not hatin or anything, but I'm standing TALL in all of my 5'5"ness!!! Touchin the sky!
sending well wishes your way!
Amen! I will continue to pray for you and your continued safety.
Girl, run that race! Good for you, all of your training will feel sooooooo good at the end! Proud of you!
Happy birthday and well wishes on mini-me arrival.
Happy belated b/d!
((hugs)) I'm so glad you are alright.
Happy Birthday Natasha!!! And wishing you a wonderful rest of your pregnancy, a marvelous delivery and a healthy baby girl!
Good Friday all...Looking forward to this weekend, we have to kiddo which means lots of discussion topics the main one being: what's up with him and his chatting in geometry.Covering the garden for the winter and being with the spouse and kiddo, looking forward to getting through this day...Be well and be blessed BnB fam!
Tea with lemon, honey and a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
YES YES YES!!! *does all sorts of happy dances*You go girl!!! You have made my day!
I feel you. My cousin is having a baby in December and this saturday we are getting the baby's room ready; painting( which I hate btw), organizing his wadrobe and all.
Flag on the play! Unnecessary Tantalizing.Trying to work while being forced to envision #allthat
I can't with Herman 'there is no racism except for when you say something about me' Cain any time of the day.
In light of KC's great news, I'm sending a Bougie shot out to Sleepless in DC! Where ya at girl?
More studying this weekend and a quick trip to my fraternity's state conference. Feel free to remind me of my drabness.
Never watched any of it...
Happy Birthday and another year of blessings to you! Congrats on mini-me. Kids can bring an unparalleled joy to life.
I got this same recipe from someone and although I was scared to try it, it did the job!
White women are an American institution. Herman Cain, if they bring back lynching because of your actions, dude...wait, that won't happen because...well I am not going to say why.
Yeah, how you going to read from the Bill Cosby How To Diss Your Own Because You Got Money handbook and then cry "lynching" when you get caught up? Really, Herman?
This is so excellent. Always believe that it is worth investing in yourself. Peace and blessings to you.
Look, I am doing the best I can okay! *huffs* LOL
That's right! But hmm...I've got three inches on you, but less poundage. *back to eating* LOL
Have a seat ma'am! LOL.
Gotta love first dates...one of them will eventually be your last. Exciting!
I'm feeling the effects of 2 events with open bars last night, plus drinks at 2 bars with sponsored drinks. And only 3 hours of sleep.I'm about to occupy a Chipotle bowl and take a nap in the car. Thug life.
My weekend: Two baby showers on deck. My bank account would like to request folks stop having sex.... or at least stop procreating for a while. LOL!
Ummm (disappointment alert) - I'm not in the DMV sweetie, I will not be at the meet 'n greet. But I appreciate your enthusiasm ;-)Good luck in the 5k!
Hmm... why would a bougie bachelor need all that closet space? *runs out of Bougie Land* LOL
#BAMI ain't mad atcha! LOL
Dropped the daughter off to school and now I am back in my office entertaining the idea of getting some work done. The kid and her mutt will be gone for the weekend and I will have the entire weekend to myself to only think about ME.**screeching with excitement** There will be store gazing going on because I am doing some decorating but mostly just looking forward to some anything I want to do time.
Thanks for the update. I'm glad it's all working out for you!
Chele said she ain't coming. And not sending any food either. If I'm required to get my DIY on, I need guaranteed food. I'm just saying.
It sure does. Knock it right out.
congrats. Glad you're outta there.
Hahahahaha! I was thinking the same thing but I didn't want to start any mess.
So glad you're safe!
Best wishes on your interview!
And some Jack Daniels! #hottoddy
Might I introduce you to a takeout app on your mobile phone? *side-eye*
I am more than convinced that Black Walnut is bought and paid for by the Koch Brothers.
We knew that...LOL
I had to do something medical this a.m. and as I was about to stroll my happy behind out of the doc's office I find out that my insurance only cover this test at 50% so I had to pony up my half, which was $520. Now, I had it and I paid it, but I wasn't expecting to spend $500+ today at the doc's office, you know? Thank goodness for flexible spending accounts.
Spending the day doing exciting things like surplus/deficit estimates and budget preparation! But really mentally planning for next weekend when I get to work in my passion field: makeup artistry. Found out I'll be assisting Eve Pearl at IMATS Toronto. Can't wait!
I absolutely agree. I just wonder how much they've paid him to act as a distraction. Or maybe his ego is big enough that he believes he really is the chosen one.
Glad to hear you are safe & that you took everyone's advice to get out while you could *hugs*
See that's how tall I am, you didn't even realize I was sitting down!
SkinnyFatGirl right here!
Tell me why it's one in the afternoon and I'm JUST now waking up. Oh, I know why... because I just survived my first round of design school midterms, and my body is now protesting. #OccupyPillowAnyway, as taxing as this week has been, it's also been a reminder that going to design school was definitely a good choice. I saw a documentary on a young designer last night, and while it scared me silly, it also inspired the hell out of me. I met the guy too. Super cool. Very encouraging. (Project Petite Pants for SingLikeSassy will probably start next term. I ain't forget you, girl.)I think I'm going to take the weekend to paint and work on some Christmas card illustrations. Oh, and to clean the house... doing three midterm projects in four days has left my space looking a fright. Eep.Be good, Bougie People! :-D
Care to share what you're studying?(I'm now obsessed with other people who are studying stuff. Lol.)
Glad you are out and safe. Glad you are getting help from a therapist. Go forth and DO NOT LOOK BACK.
"White women are an American institution." Good day sir. LOL.
Wowsers!!!Yeah those FSA/HSA accounts come in handy!
The Fridays Off struggle is real.
Please say the Herminator is not going the "high tech lynching" route.
Finishing up last minute details for hosting a ladies brunch tomorrow (at my house...what was I thinking?!) Spending today in training and trying to keep from zoning out. Looking forward to girl time this weekend but also kicking myself for over doing it again. Going to need some spa sessions soon.An aside: LOVE being part of BL...this place is greatness and the highlight of my days (sans the projectile coffee/hot tea from all the guffawing and gasping I do while reading).Hope you all have a stellar weekend. Congrats, Happy Birthday and woot! respectively.
See... u doing too much.. LOL
You aint lying! It was 30-ish degrees this morning? I'm just not THAT ready yet.
Now THIS is some good Friday news! God Bless you and keep strong!
Herman Cain is too busy taking advice from Clarence Thomas. Throwing around racism only when it pertains to him getting called on his shiggity!
Happy Birthday, Scorpio, yeah! And happy future birthday (for real!) to the little one. Blessings!
Just woke up. Went to the Jay Z/Kanye West "Watch The Throne" concert at the Verizon Center last night. It was the absolute best concert stage production I've ever attended (been to easily over 200 shows). DC women represented in all their ratchet glory-five inch heels and LBD for a hip hop show, really ? But the audience was awesomely diverse, old, young, black, white, other...everybody had a ball. Now searching the internets to try and catch it again..somewhere in these United States.Anyway, I now have to figure out how to get past this hangover in 4 1/2 hrs before I head out to the the Bnb DC meet at www.LosTiosGrill.com for those big azz margaritas they serve there.. Hmmm...
I took off today because I lost my voice, so I'm going to the doctor this afternoon. 10 weeks of school have passed already, and this is my first day off! I need to start drafting a note to parents about "reviewing" good hygiene with their children. I love them, but not their boogers.It's still relatively nice weather out here, so I'm planning to go to the zoo on Sunday. And I bought a plane ticket home for Thanksgiving, but it's a surprise for the fam. :-)
I took today because I went to the concert last night, an I'm going to meet with you all this evening..
I'm representing the law school at a National Moot court competition this weekend. eeeek pray for me!!! So that's the focus today. Chilling in a hotel room, going over arguments and case facts. Planning on going out tonight and celebrating a win (hopefully) on the school's dime.
Still in rehearsal for a performance. Need to be working on my new course for fall 2012. And destressing after it all with a ticket to Monday Night Football Bears at Eagles! I'mma be cold, but it'll be fun.
Uh, yeah, FULL of disappointment!! LOL! The DMV will have fun for you, and I'll try to drink a margarita on your behalf! :) And thank you!
Go Crimson Tide!!!!!
I'm so hating on u right now lol. I wanted to buy the tickets, but the $ 200.00 price tag and grad school do not mix well. But thinking of seeing him in Boston.
I am just ahead if you at 5'6"!!
God Bless you! You will be FINE. You took the first step. Wish I could give you a HUGE hug! :)
so glad to read this update. I am glad you are safe and moving forward.
I've been house sitting for a friend all week. She has a 23 year old living with her temporarily and didn't want any overnight shenanigans going on while she's away enjoying her birthday spa trip. Since she's in the neighborhood, I was over there around 11/midnight every night. I don't baby sit grown folks. Tonight is margarita drankin' with the BnB ladies in the DMV. I loves me a good 'rita. Traditional with salt on the rim. Tomorrow is wig wash day, choir rehearsal for Christmas festival, and then church. Singing in the choir Saturday eve and Sunday morn. Then birthday brunch for said friend above. Busy weekend as usual. Singlelif, get sober, lady! We got dranks to drank!
sadly he did. I simply rolled my eyes. Getting caught doing something you had no business doing is not a high tech lynching. You just got caught.
I'm procrastinating on three different things at the same time. It's the ramp up to Christmas and I need to be fleshing out the offerings in my Zazzle store. I knew that. So why I let myself sign up for NaNoWriMo, I couldn't begin to say. Especially not when I've also got a marketing clinic happening. #NotEnoughHoursInTheDay #OverscheduledLikeWhoa. Although ... now that I have typed this, I see very clearly what priority they fall in, at least. *Fires up the fractal software.*
Thank you for the update, and I'm *so* glad you got out. We worry! Stay safe. :)
happy weekend! daylight saving time ends this weekend so enjoy the extra hour! i'm going to milk it for all its worth.... i look forward to next week's topics and your bougie thoughts... ;-)
Wish I could join y'all, but I am kinda stuck down in Hampton Roads. Maybe this spring a BnB meet 'n' greet in Va. Beach?
Have a few sips for those of us that can't make it this time...
They probably put something shiny in front of the camera where they need her to focus.Kristen Wiig does her on SNL and NEVER looks at the camera - too funny!
A Va Beach meet n' greet sounds like a plan to me. Have a whole lot of family there..and at Naval Station Norfolk. Let's plan !
Girl, they were selling cooler size bottles of all four Ciroc flavors last night...and I love a challenge..
It does ? "why ain't nobody tell me I get an extra hour on Monday morning" ? For reals ?
Yeah, girl..those $240 per ticket fee..plus the $16 handling charge are kinda steep for anyboy..especially those of us tryna have a normal life (shoutout to my date for the invite, MUAH :). Boston sounds good to me..let me check ticketmaster for the obligatory great seats..I'll send your love to the ladies..and we're taking pictures.
Dam yall got played the biggest game in the history of College FB is on this weekend LSU vs Bama and yall DIYing.... Ill think about yall briefly as my Tigers whip bama while sipping libations and eating all the good Louisiana cooking at the watch party!!
No Ma'am im thinking you are confused! Geauxx Tigers!
Woot, woot ! Good luck to you ! My neice is at NYU Law.
Girl, Wale had a standing room only show here last month & I was the only woman NOT in a short tight dress with 5 inch heels. I just don't understand it...
Love all the hustle I see amongst the BnB folks. Get it!
As we speak I'm adding $1000 to the FSA account for next year. Gotta have it.
Girl, did you just start an #OccupyChipotle movement. What are you protesting? The Itis?
Awesome news! Good luck and God bless!
Remember to stretch before and after the run so you won't be sore! Good luck and enjoy from another runner!
Gonna make that hour stretch til it can't be stretched anymore!!!
The pic you drew? Bloom, was it? I'ma need that on alot of things...
For the life of me I still don't understand why other people having babies means I have to go broke. lol
That's wonderful! You should be proud of yourself! Love and light to you on your new journey.
So glad someone else said this, because I didn't wanna be the only drunkard talking about whiskey. lol
5'5"? *tries to stand on my tippy toes to reach that tall* #OccupyStilettos lol
Wishing you the best. So glad that you gave us an update. I have been worried & thinking about your situation. Be Blessed !
Just a few minutes ago, I started to shut down my computer and leave work… despite the fact that I am supposed to be here about another 45 minutes. Smh. Lol Today I have accomplished nothing. We are hitting our slow season at work, so I have BS-ed on Twitter and edited some flagrant grammar errors in a blog post I put up yesterday, and watched Up All Night online. (Maya Rudolph is hilarious.) This weekend I have planned nothing. Which is unlike me. But outside of homecoming 2 weeks ago, this is the first weekend I haven’t had to work in MONTHS. So, I’m gonna catch up on my DVR. I’m gonna go to the gym. I am gonna sneak behind my back and go peak at the Nordstrom half yearly sale. And I am gonna cook. A LOT.Y'all be good this weekend, or at least don't take pics!
Ooo ooo! Depending on the timing, I'll go with you to see Jay-Z and that other dude somewhere. Let me know.
Still at work so no drinks for me, but I have been pretty busy in a good way. I got a lot done before coming in today, too, which usually doesn't happen.
Maureen mentioned Boston. Flights are cheap there from here. I'll check for show tickets after tonite's festivities. Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®
We need to exchange info, lady!
I decided to get another degree. This time in Telecommunications Systems Management. Lately I've been thinking about even more schooling. Someone stop me before I jump.
So ma'am - how you not gonna announce on your own blog that your book got nominated for a Reviewer's Choice award? http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-awards/nominees-and-winners#Multicultural/Interracial
They will be @ Atlantic City on the 19th.
Why youse a lil ole thang LOL
Lemme check my math here. Are we talking 5'11"?
I use Southern Comfort in mine...
Congratulations, 'Chele. Very well deserved for an excellent read ! For those of you who haven't read or picked up a copy yet, you will not be disappointed..#GetYourReadOn Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®
Right, but I'm thinking about the extra hour I get before I have to get up for work on Monday.
Right ! Tndhrt and I were just talking about that AC show ! She's checking for tickets, so maybe we 4 ladies can have a ROADTRIP !!
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