What Say What?

So I was talking to my friend the other day and we were talking about the upcoming football season.  I was telling her about Smoochy’s plans to buy a few tailgating spots pre-season so we’d have the same spots all season long and that she and her fam should stop by and hang out for a while.

And she said…”girl, I can’t even see you tailgating.”  What?!?!? What does that even mean?  So I asked her.  And she said that I am funny but that she sees me as a totally serious person – like too “proper” to tailgate, doesn’t go to football games, doesn’t dance.  I was really, truly confused.  I’m no party animal, but I like to have fun – sure it’s my own nerdy version of fun, but still.  It’s not like I wear head to toe black and eschew socializing.

Anyhoo, that got me to thinking.  I’ve been cool with this girl for almost as long as I’ve been in Jackson and she thinks I’m all serious and bundled up.  Then I remembered a comment one year from Secret Santa where someone guessed their gift was from me because it was “serious and practical.”  It so was not from me.  I – obviously – don’t see myself as others see me.

So this is where y’all come in. Please head over to the comments and leave your impression of me in a few words or sentences.  If you want, I’ll do the same for you in the comments – just let me know.  Should be fun.  If Too $hort’s favorite word is one you’d use to describe me, you can sit this one out.  Deal?  Deal!




A Quick Four

  1. My mother wrote about the Great De-Friending of 2012. Click here for her feelings on the matter 😦
  2. Dear people of the ATL – I’ll be there for a few days at the end of the month.  Anybody want to get together for dinner on Sunday the 29th?  Hit me up at azatbailey@live.com if so.  Even if we can’t get together, do you have any suggestions for meals?  I’ll be at the CNN Center.
  3. Do you have any idea how outraged I am that a plane ticket from here to ATL costs $1015?!?!?!?  I’m not paying for it, but I’m still quite hot over that price for a flight that won’t last a good 70 minutes.  Have mercy!
  4. Next book club book will be Michelle Norris’ The Grace of Silence.  Remember – all are welcome to participate – just read and come back here on…Monday, August 20 to discuss.  Cool?  Cool.

Have a great Wednesday!


I am sooooo disappointed in y’alls lack of knowledge about the great Oakland rapper Too $hort!  His favorite word? “Biatch!”  But no worries – my Mama called me yesterday and demanded the password, so I’m unlocking that joker because my attempts to spare her feelings failed miserably.  As did my first password protected post.

Happy Tuesday 🙂

Best! Staycation! Ever!

Y’all.  I haven’t been at work since June 28th and let me tell you, the 6 days I was away from the office were absolutely marvelous.

LG’s summer camp takes the week of July 4 off (weird…) and last year I scrambled around and found somewhere for her to go since I’d just started my job.  Well, this year I figured I’d take the week off and we’d head out of town.  I mean, lovely as Jackson may be, it’s not really a vacation destination.  Well, travel plans fell through and I found myself looking at 10 days of unscheduled time here in Jacktown and the surrounding areas.

So what are a girl and her favorite girl to do?  Well, I/she/we…

Put on tight jeans and saw After 7, El DeBarge and New Edition in concert. Had a ball!  Wave hey to my friend S 🙂








Ate a lot of ice cream. That day’s flavors were black walnut & Bing cherry. Yum!











Hung out in the pool and then Chick Fil A with a school buddy.








Had our official summer portrait drawn by the computer at Chuck E Cheese. Apparently neither of us completely followed the directions to “look here and smile.” Oops.









Bought the cutest little $2 Peruvian friendship bracelets.










Got baptized. Praise God!!










We had the best time and I wouldn’t have traded a day of our staycation for anything in the world (outside of Smoochy taking some time off and joining us…sigh).

What have y’all been up to??