It's My Life...And I'm Doin Me Now!

Dec 2007
8:26 AM EDT

The trip to VA was nice. We left last Saturday morning about 4:30 am and arrived at my sister's at 2:30. We could have been there by 2:00 had it not been for the traffic on Military Hwy. Anyway, we chilled there for a couple of hours, waiting for my sister. But we ended up leaving before she got home, and we went to my sister-in-law's where we stayed for the duration. As soon as we got there, we were in the pool. Then everybody started arriving a little while later. My sister- in-law had food on the grill on the patio!!! My nephew and his girlfriend showed up first. Then my sister and her "fiance". Then my cousin and her son, and others were in and out all night. Of course the adults got lit with the exception of one or two, so that they could stay sobber to watch the kids in the pool and to be able to drive home. Then the next day (Sunday) we had the cookout to honor my nephew who was graduating on Wednesday. Nephew was happy, as he collected cash, a laptop, and later a truck from his grandfather! Now he just has to actually get his license and some insurance. Everybody stayed sober at this picnic, of course (no drinking goin on at all). It was actually chilly out that day. Monday and Tuesday were decent days. But we could not swim in the pool as my sister-n-law had put more chemical into the pool on Sunday at some point, and turned the pump back on and it was not operating. So she called the pool guy, who never showed up until Wednesday at 5:00 pm, just before we were leaving to go to my nephew's graduation. The graduation ceremony was held outside in a nice arena, but it was cold as hell because it was by the water. The next few days it remained chilly as it rained off and on. We never got to swim again untilon Saturday (before we left on Sunday). My daughter was not happy about that for sure. But in all, we had a nice visit with my sisters. Only one little flare-up (drama) but I won't go into that.
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    About Me: Myself and my brother were both born in Los Angeles and Compton, but raised in New York. Both my sisters were born here in New York. I have a 14 y.o. daughter, soon to be 15, born 1 day b4 my b-day & we share the same name but spelt differently; we are 30 years apart in age!! I am not with her father, but we "try" to be civil. I am graduating this Saturday from ITT Tech; getting my 2nd Associates Degree. And I am now considering taking an online course to get a bachelor's degree in Construction Management. I have a sister that lives in VA, and I recently lost my brother to cancer. He was 11 months older than me. I lost an older sister back in 1977 to kidney disease (she was 17 when she passed); 11 months before that we lost our dearest grandmother very tragically. My dad lives in VA, and I live in NY with my mom, as I have to keep an eye on her. she is getting up there in age--driving me nuts....Lol. I like a little innocent gossip every now & again...but you didn't hear that from me!! And I am very opinionated and trying to learn to control that...Lol...I'm laughin ain't workin out! As you can tell...I like a good laugh but I know how and when to be serious. I am so serious when it comes to my daughter & two nephews. I am a strong woman (very thick skin) but can be sensitive at times. My most embarrassing moment: I'll just say...putting my foot in my mouth (done that a couple of times). Remember I am opinionated!! I really have to concentrate on learning that less is best! People I miss dearly: Toni & Dee, Grandma Emily & Grandma Lela; my girl cousins that always looked out fo' me--Lisa, Gail, Natalie...and so many more family members...R.I.P. yall. There is one other person I miss with all my heart....but I refuse to speak on it!!!! That is my story and I am sticking to it....LOL!

    Interests: I like to go see a good movie, take my daughter out and treat her to lunch or dinner, or a little shopping spree when I can. I like to go out to happy-hour maybe once or twice a year. I enjoy laughing at my crazy-behind nephews! Messing around on the computer putting together home-made videos to music. Another passion I have is sluething, investigative stuff (getting into people bizzness & bringing out the skeletons)...Lol. I want to learn how to build computers; and I want to eventually get into remodeling homes one day. Doing anything that will improve my situation. Therefore, my #1 focus in my life....getting better acquainted with....My Lord & Savior and being the best Saint I can be!! Yes...that's right--I am there!

    Favorite Music: Old School & New Skool, R&B / Hip-Hop / Rap, Classic Soul, Easy Listening (sometimes), and definitely gospel. Artists such as the ultimate sexy crooner--Keith Sweat!! Beyonce' and Alicia Keys, Luther, Babyface, and of course 50 Cent, Lloyd Bank and Buck!!!!! And can't forget Keyshia Cole.

    Favorite Movies: Soul Food, Baby Boy, The Temptations, Love & Basketball, Higher Learning, Boyz N Tha Hood, Friday, Menace II Society, Good Fellas, Casino, Scarface, Juice, Poetic Justice, Gang Related, Dead Presidents, All About The Benjamins, Waiting 2 Exhale, Roots, Color Purple, Belly, Claudine, Disappearing Acts, All Denzel Washington's movies, The Rose (believe it or not), Malcom X, Waist Deep, Life (w/Martin L. & Eddie M.), This Xmas with Chris Brown, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married, any movie with 50 Cent...LOL!

    Favorite Television: The First 48 on A&E, Cops & Americas Most Wanted, Judge Mathis & other court tv, Maury's paternity test shows are hilarious, The Wire (on HBO), Food Network Channel, Good Morning America, All of Us, a couple of Reality Shows, Deal or No Deal, Martin Lawrence re-runs, ComicView, American Justice

    Favorite Books: Triple Crown Publications, Too many to list or even remember. And the best book of all...The Bible!

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