Playing in the rain…


Today was one of those days where everything was complete chaos.  When my kids arrived from school.. My daughter asked me if I wanted to jump in puddles with her.

Well why the hell not?

I don’t think I laughed that hard in quite a while.. I have to do that more often.. Today was a good day.

but about the weekend tho

soooo. I haven’t sat down a wrote in a while.. guess I’ll tell y’all about my weekend..

It was…


Started off at the gym with Spin class. Boy when I tell you my instructor was not playing that morning. I basically did about 5 Beyoncé dance routine on that bike. My knee, thighs and butt was on fire after that 45 minute class. After that intense workout we did family time in the pool. Some times it make me wonder why do folks live in Florida, which is surrounded my water  and don’t know how to swim. Any who, the kids loved it.. gave them a chance to make new friend and cool down.

After the gym we headed over to my mom house to chill out and shoot the breeze.. Well that what I planned on doing. We ended up having a full fledge dance off! We started in the 80’s and worked our way up.

It nothing like some good ol’ Miami Base!.

Saturday night was epic!.. It didn’t start off the way i wanted but it ended quite well, That’s pretty much all I’m gonna say about that (smile)

Sunday was super breezy.. church family time.. and of course i made dinner and dessert. I really enjoy cooking. I  like how cooking brings families together.

Pineapple upside down cake
Pineapple upside down cake
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Marsala

If it wasn’t for Georgina.. there would be no Bacardi Rum..


ON my trip to Puerto Rico to celebrate my 30th birthday.. I trekked to the Bacardi Rum Factory. I ended up arriving at 9:00 am.. forgetting that my tour started at 11:30. So I sat a round and took some pictures of the grounds and of the museum. At 11:00 one of the bartenders told me to check out the new restaurant that was recently added to the factory. When I walked in I immediately fell in love!

The decor had a caribbean/ African feel to it.


I  placed my order and decided to walk a round, and boy was i in for a treat.

I stumbled upon this writing on the walk.


This plaque goes on to talk about a house servant named Georgina, who was the wet-nurse and care taker of Don Facundo Bacardi 6 kids. Long story short.. Don was about to get indicted because of is business ties with some unsavory character. So Don wrote letters to the crime bosses and the recipes of the rum and was about to mail them and word got out that the chief of police was on the way to search the home. If Don was caught with the letters  he would be good as dead. So  Georgina said you trust me with your kids, trust me with the letter, I will keep them safe. So one of the kids suggested that she hide the letters under her hat, but there was too many. So Georgina stuck the rum recipes and letters in her bosoms and held the baby close to her and started walking away from the hose just as the police arrived. If it wasn’t for smuggling the letters out.. There would be no Bacardi as we know it.


There is something about a black woman

30 things by. 30

#25 protest something


I decided to protest people who write in all caps. I read my messages.. Facebook stats in certain tones.. So if I see all caps, I automatically think the person is yelling..

Petty I

But it was fun to protest something. No kitties were harmed during filming. Shout out to Betty for the help and idea!

Clarence Brown- Male Translation


So on Sunday, a friend of mine named Clarence invited me to a round table discussion  on a host of topics. Ranging from the 80/20 rule. Light vs Dark etc. All i can say was  it was love!. The first part of this series we discussed the Hummer vs Ferrari topic. Take a look at the podcast and tell me what you think.. ohh.. thats me in the black and the big

-Young Black & Gifted