February 27 Coloradical

“My life is dope and I do dope shit.” Kanye West Today was quite possibly one of the best days of my life. I woke up and went on  my First Real Hike ever. To be honest, I later found out that as far as hiking goes, this was like the Fairyland of hikes. This…

February 26 Beet Burger

  “Food tastes better when you eat it with your family.” As the story goes a couple who had just moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2002 were walking their dog when he jumped into the lap of a complete stranger drinking tea at an outdoor café. The dog owners apologized and the three began talking….

February 25 Poetry Slam

  “One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out  my life as if I was a beautiful girl. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.” Gabby Sidibe The Women of The World Poetry Slam will be in Brooklyn next…

February 24 Left-Handed Chop Sticks

“I am never offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know I am not dumb. I also know I am not blonde.” Dolly Parton I am ambidextrous (able to use the right hand and left hand equally well). I have been working on it since I was in high school. I used to write my notes…

February 23 Gender Bender Karaoke Battle

“How many light bulbs does it take to change people?” Tonight I went to The Library  and O.M.G. It was the WAKA Adult Dodge Ball League’s Gender Bender Karaoke Battle Tournament. These folks know how to have fun! Personally, I’m all for a good gender bend (Darth Vader, David Bowie, Prince  and Batman are on my highlight reel) but…

February 22 National Margarita Day

“If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” Jimmy Buffet Today is National Margarita Day. We deeply respect and value its place in our history so we honor this sacred tequila lime drink and also the sacred frozen strawberry version of it. I am not a margarita drinker and I’ve never celebrated the special day which…

February 21 Photos With My Brothers

“Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.” Vietnamese Proverb My First today was hanging out with my brothers at the beach and on the rooftop lounge taking pictures. We have never had an all-out photo shoot like we did today. We had lots of fun and laughed a lot. It has been…

February 20 Afro Cuban Salsa Two Times

“We can’t always choose the music life plays for us but we can choose how we dance to it.” Anonymous I took my very first ever Afro-Cuban Salsa class today and then I took my second ever Afro-Cuban Salsa class right after that one. Why? Because why not? Sister-Cousin invited me to go with her…

February 19 Gentrification Backlash

“The magic of what makes this place so special is the juxtaposition of rich and poor, commercial and residential, the unorthodox and the conformist.” Today my First was to be mistaken for a white girl and read the riot act (well, sort of). Welcome to the NEW Oakland, where white folks roam freely. I don’t…

February 18 Fried Pickles

“Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what’s for lunch.” Orson Wells At a bar with friends, listening to a band, I thought I would try Fried Pickles for my First today. I do love a good pickle. Dill, Bread and Butter, Sweet, love ’em all. I also love fried food.  I…

February 17 $ave Dat Money!!!

“Ohhhh, don’t double charge me for that.” Lil Dicky First off, I love saving money. It’s kinda my thing. I also love thrift store shopping. So, there you have it = a match made in heaven. Today was my $ave Dat Money Day. I went thrift store shopping and got 35 items including a couple…

February 16 Children’s Storytime With Inappropriate Books

“In every moment we are either interfering with or enhancing the relationship we have with our children. The choice is ours.” Vicki Hoefle In our house, we read. Anything, everything, all the time. We don’t have TV and haven’t had it for most of my children’s lives. We know that readers are leaders! Tall Handsome Son…