Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Who Am I?



So...who might these good-looking tots be? Glad you asked. The two adorable little people you see here are me and my brother, circa 1979. It's worth noting that I was a sexy beast even then (note the crossed-leg swag). My brother has since become quite the heartbreaker himself. Why the trip down memory lane? Again, glad you asked. I figure, if you're gonna spend time here with me, you should know a little about me. These shocking and amazing revelations (not really, but...anyway) are in no particular order, which should give you some insight into my garbled thinking right there. Here goes..



I was a pretty weird kid.  But then, a lot of folks were, so that's no big deal.

I spent a decades (and I am not exaggerating- decades) firmly believing I was supposed to marry this man.  


Yes. That is musical genius and gospel legend, Fred Hammond. So, here's the quick rundown. I met him the first time when I was 13 years old, backstage after a Commissioned concert. That initial meeting grew into an obsession  a love and appreciation of his musical talents that grows to this day. However....I met him again when I was 30-something. He didn't follow the plan, which was that he was supposed to fall madly and hopelessly in love with me. The sparks did not fly. So I had to stalk someone else  move forward with my life. But all is not lost. He has until Chiwitel (I call him Chi...) officially proposes. We'll see. Fred is included in my top fifteen list (in no particular order) of the most awesome songwriters of all time. I might as well do that now:
Billy Joel
Elton John
Carole King
Fred Hammond
Bebe Winans
Smokey Robinson
Babyface
El DeBarge
Kirk Franklin
Marvin Gaye
Curtis Mayfield
Kenny Loggins
Jill Scott
Lauryn Hill
India Arie
I'm sure many will disagree with this list. Hit me up. Let me know who I missed. Anyhoo...back to more about me. Cuz that's what you want. All me. All the time. Kidding...you know I'm kidding...

"Brahm Stoker's Dracula" used to be my favorite movie. Then, it was "Brown Sugar". Then it was "Scott Pilgram vs. the World" (still a most awesome and excellent movie). But then I saw this movie:





I have to admit that it will probably be a while before I see one that moves it out of the top spot. But there will be a separate post on "Django Unchained" cuz it deserves my full attention. There will also be a separate post of my favorite movies of all time (it's far too exhaustive to do here).

Speaking of "Scott Pilgram", I've had my heart kicked in the ass plenty of times.
And since I'm such a nice person, I will try to share with you enough of my horrible experiences for you to feel better about your own, sorry, shameful love lives. You're welcome.

I love Mexican food. Well, that's true, but it's not the whole truth. I love food. Period. In fact, I'm hungry right now...which leads me to...

My weight goes up and down. Mostly up. I only mention this because it's part of my story. And the point of this blog is to share my story. The good, the bad, the too-tight pants of it all. Hopefully, it'll help some people. 

And the last one of the night, cuz I've got shit to do.

I find crime shows (The First 48, Dateline, Sins & Secrets, Snapped, City Confidential) extremely relaxing. I'm not sure why. I keep asking people if that's weird. Nobody ever gives me an answer. I suppose that means yes.

I am a die-hard liberal, consider myself a feminist, and am a fierce supporter of gay rights and marriage.
The kids will always have a home here. 

And I will leave you with those things to ponder. Unless you've got shit to do too. In which case, get off the computer and do it! Now! ...I didn't mean to yell at you. I was just trying to be motivational. I'm sorry. You know what- you don't have to do anything at all...want some cake?

















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