I’ll keep this simple because the name says it all.
1) Living Social is running a deal on tickets to The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Dallas September 21-22.
The exhibitor marketplace features 100+ vendors selling specialty food products, kitchen gadgets, gizmos and accessories and everything for your entertaining needs. Access to the marketplace is valid for the day you use your General Admission ticket. Celebrity Theater tickets, VIP tickets and special event tickets also give you access to the marketplace on the day the ticket is valid for. If you desire to attend the marketplace for a second day, you will need to purchase an additional General Admission ticket.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET INCLUDES ACCESS TO:
- Exhibit Floor
- Cooking Stage
- Tasting & Entertaining Workshops
During a recent conversation with co-workers we discussed how people used to be ashamed or embarrassed when the news selected the craziest looking person to interview in a crowd. the black people always had rollers in their hair, ill fitting clothes, and spoke broken English. We just KNEW that the reporter had bypassed Randall Pinkett and Ursula Burnes dressed for work in favor of someone who fit a stereotype. WE JUST KNEW IT! That must have been at least a generation ago. Now what happens is that those same embarrassments aren’t just accepted…they’re catapulted into fame and celebrity. Antoine Dodson, Sweet Brown, the kapoyah lady. We’re (we being me and mine) have become convinced that ratchedness and poor behavior draws attention. People amp it up to get more attention. It’s true. Look at reality tv. Have you realized that they think amped up is normal?
When I returned to work following surgery this week, my co-worker asked if I’d seen the story about the newly rescued kidnapped women in Cleveland. I’d heard. But his conversation was all about Charles Ramsey and how he thought he was “amping” up the foolishness in an effort to be the next news story hood sensation.
I relayed that belief to someone and they disagreed and sent me the link to judge for myself. At this point I had heard about the story but not yet seen any interviews. Well when I clicked the link there was no video…only sound…and I was impressed! He said things like “it didn’t register…” and his diction was clear! WHAT WAS MY COWORKER TALKING ABOUT?!?!?!?!?!?
Then I went to Facebook and saw the picture comparing Charles Ramsey to one of Eddie Murphy’s characters from Coming to America and realized what happened. The man SOUNDED intelligent and looked like ratchedness would come out of his mouth at any moment. Then I started seeing the jokes and hearing the mixes. Sigh We just can’t win….but I’m damn sure we’re getting closer. If Charles Ramsey had been one of a group of rescuers I’m sure that the reporters still would have zeroed in on him expecting another foolish black person to giggle at. They’ll be surprised when he opens his mouth and an intelligent person comes out.
It’s really that plain and simple to me. I have been away from Chicago for 2 years now and
I’ll honestly admit that I have not been as diligent in my job search as I had in the past. I had a series of kick ass interviews with one organization and got overly confident and stopped searching. I don’t know that I didn’t get the job because it’s still posted and I haven’t gotten the “no thank you” email yet. But I haven’t gotten an offer either. So I’m still here. In addition to that I’m having surgery in 3 weeks and I’m going to be completely out of commission for a month and then rehabbing for another month. So we’re looking at mid-July before I could interview looking normal.
And I want to go home.
So I agreed to blog for 30 days with LadyBuddha……I’m so sleepy I barely spelled sleepy correct. So if you want substance and content come back tomorrow and I promise you more.
What do I wear to bed? Chanel No. 5 of course.
I wear less than that actually. Yep….it’s true. But lately I’ve been craving some pajamas. I want them to be made of a soft jersey knit fabric and super comfortable. I’ve even considered making them myself. But I haven’t seen a pattern that grabbed me yet.
What about you? What is your nighttime attire like? Where can I find the best pajamas? Oprah always talks about comfy pajamas but I am a firm believer that she knows nobody can afford them but her. You hear that Oprah? I need you to send me some pajamas!