Sissy: lemme go see.....
Sissy: when I type lemme go see.... I always picture myself jaunting off like Grover from Sesame Street
CreoleInDC: you are sooooooooooo dumb
Sissy: I know - I can't help it
We had this tonight at 13700 and I must say...it was DELICIOUS! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! The recipe is for 4, but I made it for 2. I hate reheated fish.
1 cup tomato, diced
1 cup leeks, thinly sliced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
4 tilapia fillets
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup plain Lays potato chips, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne (1/4 if you don't like spicy)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon green onions, thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Mix tomato, leeks, green bell pepper and garlic together in a bowl. Spread out over the cookie sheet. Add fish and season with salt and pepper.
Mix bread crumbs, cheese, potato chips, paprika and cayenne pepper with melted butter. Put on top of fish. Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions and serve with a lemon wedge.
We had it with asparagus. DELISH! LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!!!!!!!
In the downtown area of the city adjacent to ours, they are undergoing a major planning effort. There is currently an old towne look about it and folks want to capitalize on the area big time. In order to do that...they have displaced a whole lot of folks from affordable housing apartments which sit empty waiting for demolition.
Here is how it is affecting other communities like mine. Homes that aren't selling because of the economy have been put on the market for renters. The displaced affordable housing residents can't afford to pay what the homes are being rented for because, let's face it...folks determine the amount of rent by factoring in how much their mortgage is.
Aiight...sooooooooooo...this is what happens. The displaced person with good credit rents out the house and moves three families into the home.
These families usually have multiple children who were recently living in an area where there were no parks or playgrounds so living where there is now a park is a novelty to them that they are DEFINITELY taking advantage of.
The parents of the children that have been in our neighborhood have begun to not allow their kids to play in the playground and I'm certain they are not being very PC when telling their children WHY they can't play there anymore.
The homes where the displaced multiple families live have lots of activity and whereas they have attempted to plant flowers and things it's very apparent to anyone who notices things like that that there is a someone planting things that aren't really USED to planting things in flower beds. They have more than two vehicles and have started parking on the GRASS at the entrance of the development.
Now...this is a dilemma because people who may not be racists or classists might just be upset that they spent the type of money they spent to buy a home in a desirable area that is slowly becoming more undesirable by the day. Sure...it may not happen overnight...but in three or four years...well...you see where I'm going with this.
My question to you is this. Given the circumstances, where are the displaced people supposed to go?
How can the homeowners NOT rent to certain people if their home isn't selling and these people have devised a way to pay the rent? I mean hey...it's really not the homeowners problem because they currently live elsewhere and just need to pay their mortgage.
Are the parents of the kids wrong for not wanting their children to play with children are a bit rougher than their children and are using words they are not allowing their children to use?
Would you buy a new home and move and rent the home in this neighborhood out to a group who could afford to pay the rent?
How would YOU feel if this were happening to you? Is it classist to think of your property value falling before thinking of these poor people being displaced and having no where else to go?
Why is it that every time I go to the dentist I end up spending damn near $1,000????????? They always have a dang LIST of stuff they want to do. Say bruh...I ain't fooled mmmmkay? You tell me my teeth and gums are healthy but I need X,Y,Z? Um...yeah. Sounds like business is slowing with the economy and you're searching out suckers.
I was talking to a friend the other day about the economy and she shared that she was giving up mani's and pedi's and doing them at home. Another friend said she is doing as I do and maintain her own hair. Another friend actually had me dying laughing talking about she is going to just have to make friends with her neighbors cuz she'll be staying right at the crib for entertainment so she doesn't have to drive. That fool said she's just gonna knock on someone's door and be like...yall wanna cook out? ROFL! KILLING ME!
Dr. Punkin and I were on the phone yesterday and her eye doctor called to make an appointment for her annual eye exam. She said she can't ever remember them doing that before. I reminded her that times is hard and they prolly just beating the bushes trying to scare up some business.
What are you cutting back on that we could consider too? Are you using this economy as a learning tool to show your kids about saving and cutting costs and why you have to be more conscious of what's being spent? Do they understand?
I'm not really that good traveling solo outside of the country. It makes me very, very nervous. It would be different if I knew someone on the trip with me or if I was meeting someone that knew me and my expectations. I think the first four days that I'm there without Robby are going to be very unnerving. He takes care of everything and makes sure I'm taken care of. I need to be taken care of and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
You see a VERY pregnant woman struggling with a toddler, a huge basket of groceries and an older child around 9. The older child has picked up a toy and is throwing a fit because his mother has said no, he can't have it. He slings it at her and hits her square in the forehead. The toddler starts screaming, the mother doubles over and the 9 year old starts throwing a full on tantrum.
You are having a lovely party and have invited colleagues, family and friends. One of your friends arrive and with them is a STRAIGHT THUGGED out person complete with a thugged out vehicle and loud music.
So Robby walked through the door today grinning from ear-to-ear. Remember how I always tell yall about his work ethic? Well...he got big time kudos today and it made him feel really good and because he felt good...I felt good. LOL! GO ROBBY!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sooooooooooooooo proud of him!
So ya girl is chilling. I have a deadline midnight tomorrow that I really need to meet so Imma need yall to send big time MAJOR positive vibes my way...mmmkay? And then? I got another deadline and then...I get my wig did and then...I'm off to CANNES!
If I didn't have a guest bedroom full of stuff to be packed I wouldn't believe it. I can't BELIEVE I am getting to go to Cannes. Lawd to...day!
My Grandmother thinks I'm going to the beach. I don't know why. For some reason she has it stuck in her head that I go to the beach a lot. "Make sure you wear sunscreen! You know you that kinda brown red that burns!" Yes ma'am. (Note to self...buy sunscreen.)
I have a FIYA bathing suit and coverup but...erra...I just checked the weather and the highs are going to be in the 60's and the lows in the 40's. Who in da BLUE HELL gonna go swimming in that????? Not the kid.
Did I tell yall how much I'm going to miss yall while I'm gone? Well I am. I'll be some hours ahead (I think six) and will be scheduling posts like two days ahead of time. Some of my friends are going to monitor the site and deal with any crazies while I'm trying to do the dang thing.
GOD PLEASE LET THIS BE THE CATALYST TO SOMETHING REALLY BIG FOR ME PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! I WANT TO SEE MY CHARACTERS ALIVE!
I pulled out one of our big suitcases today and the Debil Dog got antsy. She is NOT gonna be happy. AT.ALL.
oneblackman: Man...NOW you can blast Rev. Wright and I will be on stage with you.
oneblackman: What is WRONG with this dude?
oneblackman: Why would you go on a speaking tour NOW?
Me: Because he's an idjit.
Robby: (in the background) CAN YOU BELIEVE HE DID THAT?
oneblackman: Man...I'm so disappointed.
Me: Get used to it...now bye...we're having dinner and a glass of wine...
oneblackman: Bye man...
E: Ms. Monica, my mom says she was 20 years old before she had her first boyfriend.
Me: So was I.
E: WOW! You guys were old! I have a girlfriend now.
Me: Yeah...about that...tell me about this young lady. Is she nice?
E: Yes. She's nice and she's REALLY SMART!
Me: (grinning from ear-to-ear) That's GREAT! I love smart people!
E: Yeah, me too.
Me: So is she pretty?
E: Yeah, she's pretty.
And then he was off talking about Ninja's with belts and a wizard who can talk to the dead. He's reading a book that's like 3 inches thick. Have I told yall how much I LOVE.THAT.KID?????????
That E is pretty dang cool. His mother? AWESOME! Her hair was OFF.THE.CHARTS today! She even did the hair flip. ROFL! GO HEAD TSIPORAH!
I was reminded of my father today in the most unexpected of ways. See...my daddy didn't trust many folks and always reminded me that I shouldn't either. My mother, however, always taught me to trust the good in people and that it will always be that which makes everything balance out.
Today something came to fruition that I'd be watching play out for a while now and immediately I thought of the things my father used to say about trusting people. He used to tell me all the time that I should never, EVER put off doing what I want to do because of loyalty to someone or because I trust them and I'll be danged if I had a perfect example of that play out, in script format, today.
I'm disappointed...but mostly in myself. At the age of 38 I should know by now the concept of holding nothing closer than you and yours.
Friends come and they go...but when you TRUSTED THEM...it hurts.
I'm happy to report that I'm not angry...just mostly upset with myself for putting my trust in people I thought I could trust. That won't happen again.
A purse snatcher is running with a lady that could very well be your Grandmother running after him yelling in broad daylight. The purse snatcher will be in your path any second now...would you do anything?
Um...so...erra...well...Nikki from "Hairspray" is on "Dancing with the Stars." She's losing a lot of weight and her hair is REALLY big. I can't find a picture of how she looks now but I just saw her and...um...erra...it's not a good look. AT.ALL. Her face is all angled up and ish, her mouth is big as HELL and it's just NOT a good look.
Have yall seen her? She looks really, really weird now. I mean...yeah...it's great she's losing weight, I guess, but...hell...I don't know what I'm trying to say. If you've seen her lately...you know what I mean.