It’s Friday!

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It’s Friday!  I’m so looking forward to the working session that I have planned this weekend with my homey – we’re combining our powers (a la Captain Planet) & coming up with some new & exciting ideas to execute next year.  I would like to go on record as saying that I love the creative & ambitious people God has placed in my life to get things done – you guys ROCK!  On top of that – Looper is playing at the Byrd Theatre, which means I get to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the low price of $1.99 (be still my beating heart).  I would like to honor this momentous occasion with a moment of silence, during which I invite you to gaze upon one of my fav JGL covers…..

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Isn’t he a cutie?  So yeah, needless to say I’m expecting this weekend to be great in more ways than one 🙂  If you’re looking for fun things to do in and around the city of Richmond – here’s some suggestions.  Enjoy your weekend!!

Black Baby

I realized that it’s been seven whole days (cue Mary J. Blige) since my last posting.  In that time I did decide to go home for Thanksgiving, and had an amazing time with family and friends 🙂  The holidays took away some of my writing juices, but now I’m back!  In honor of Random Thursday, I present a tale of randomness from my previous experience in blogging.  Have a fabu Thursday!

 

A friend of mine has a very distinct smell.  It’s not like he smells funky or anything, it’s actually quite pleasant, but it’s a smell that is specific to him and that is noticeable whenever he’s around.  One day we’re riding in the car and I turn to him and ask, “Has anyone ever told you that you smell like babies?”  He gives me this weird look, as if to question why I would even ask him that, but then answers “No, no one has ever told me that I smell like babies before.”  Feeling as though I’ve offended him, I reply “It’s not a bad baby smell, you have a good, clean, fresh baby smell.”  The conversation continues a little something like this:

Him: “It must be the lotion I use, I use Palmer’s cocoa butter.”

Me: “Oh, well I must have been around babies who use that same lotion.”

Him: “So what you’re saying is that you’ve been around black babies.”

Me: “Yes, I have been around black babies!  That’s it, you have a black baby smell”

We then spent the rest of the car ride coming up with circa 1970s cocoa butter product slogans, which we started referring to as simply ‘black baby’ – for when you want to whoop that ash.

Isn’t it ironic…..don’t you think?

I’m in a ‘Jagged Little Pill’ kind of mood tonight.  It just seems like a lot is happening right now, and the upcoming holidays aren’t exactly helping my continual attempts to maintain balance in my life.  As much as I love spending time with my family (they are a pretty cool bunch, I must say), I would equally-as-much love to just have a peaceful quiet solo Thanksgiving – spent in bed with Chipotle & Netflix *insert fist pump*.  Ironic to some maybe…..but not so much to me.  I value my solo time like a prized possession.  Alas, my presence is expected elsewhere and my attempts at trying to provide some semblance of an alternate explanation for my desired whereabouts are being sorely misunderstood…..because people want to see me and I’m supposed to help cook…….& I don’t even particularly like to cook……  Le sigh.  And so I will be making the trek to fulfill my familial duties for the day & my solo vacay will have to be put on ‘pause’ for another occasion.  In the meantime, having Alanis to sing/scream along with in the car will certainly help make the car trip that much more enjoyable 🙂

Make Things Happen!

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One of my fav places on the interwebs is Tumblr, there are so many cool finds including this site: http://movemequotes.tumblr.com, where I found the inserted pic.  It’s Monday….which can signify one of two things – angst or excitement over the start of a new week.  I don’t know about you, but I’m going to choose to be excited about this week and the things that I look forward to completing.  I hope that you too find this week ripe with possibility that you’re eager to take advantage of!

It’s Friday!!!!

So Excited!

It’s Friday!

Are you as excited as I am about today being Friday?  Like seriously, I LURVE Fridays – as they signify that it’s the what, WEEKEND!!  What exciting plans await you for the weekend – do share?  If you’re stumped about how to spend these next glorious two days, below are some suggestions of fun & low cost activities.  And don’t forget about church on Sunday, even if you have to livestream 😉  Enjoy your weekend!

Share…….I’d rather not

This is the first entry of a series I’d like to call – ‘Random Thursday’, where I will post the random conversations that are shared among friends and within my head.  I’m pretty random….and so are my friends – so you should expect a new entry every week, along with some recycled postings from my previous random-loving blog.  Enjoy 🙂

So I’m visiting a friend of mine for a fun night over one of our favorite shows – SVU.  We stan for Benson, and our shared love is one of the threads that holds our friendship together.  My friend happened to be eating a Subway sub upon my arrival at his place, and being the polite young man that he tries to present himself to be, he offers me some of his sandwich.  I was kind of hungry, and gladly accepted – to which he gave me a disappointed and slightly angry face.  “Did you just Theo Dance Mania me?” I asked him.  He looks at me, laughing before replying ‘Yes’, and then proceeds to cut the half of the sandwich previously given to me  into fourths.  I gave him the side-eye before eating my fourth of a sandwich – which was absolutely delish, and learned a valuable lesson from this whole ordeal.  One, Subway sandwiches are the bomb.com, and two, never expect a friend’s food offer to be given with joy.  Yes they may give you their food, but they won’t be happy about it…..at least the greedy ones won’t be.

Theo Dance Mania

Theo & Cockroach – Dance Mania

And so it begins….

I guess a ‘Hi’ is in order *insert wave*.  I’m Angie and I’ve started this blog for two reasons: 1) I like writing, and 2) I wanted a creative outlet.  I’ve kinda dug writing since childhood, and even remember the first short story I wrote in the third grade entitled “Pollution needs a Solution”….wow, I was on my way to solving environmental crises at the the tender age of 8, lol!  As time passed, I fell out of “like” with writing as grown-up responsibilities took her place.  But now writing and I are trying to get that old thing back 🙂  This blog is one of those avenues through which I hope to rekindle our relationship, and to get some other things out.  I started another blog a few months ago that was a fun project for awhile (it allowed my random side to run free…wheeeeee!), but felt creatively limited content-wise.  Until one day, a different norm was born.  The name itself was so fitting for me.  I’ve been considered a little weird throughout my life and have even identified with that label….but ultimately realized that I was just being myself.  So now, as I stare 30 down in the face, I’ve come to terms with being me.  Authentically, slightly weird at times, clumsy, nerdy, analytical, goofy, creative me.  And this is my blog….welcome!