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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Partying at 25 and up

12:50 AM | Is this what it has come to?

So needless to say I don't get out much. And I really don't go out to clubs due highly to the fact that at all the 21 and up clubs I somewhere along the lines became the "and up". I worried at the 25 and up club, I'd feel like was 12 partying with my daddy so I have been avoiding them all together. Either way I was really just over the club scene anyway and had stopped going all together. Well tonight for my birthday 2 of my girls and I went out to celebrate (note my birthday is 2 days away). I got the urge to go out so I had to act on it cause I mean really...when would this happen again? We ended up going to one of my friend's favorite (and one of the city's most popular) 25 and up club.


Now, I don't see the 25-40 crowd as old. Especially not this generation born out of hip-hop, trends and popular culture. However, at some point they apparently think they think they got old and have to conform to what their impressions of what an "and up" is. I had always avoided these clubs because I kinda felt I'd feel on the young side when in there. And though I wasn't in age I was truly in spirit. So let's set the scene. The music was actually pretty decent, though not great (the DJ has some issues figuring out which popular music of today really gets this crowd moving and..note T.I's "Whatever you like" wasn't it and apparently none of the old school joints (ie "Before I Let Go") did either). The club was very nice, plenty of seating..which by the way leads me to this side tangent...there is no holding seats/tables at the club. If your ENTIRE table gets up, you've lost it! But I digress...As I was saying. Good music, check. Good spot, check. There's no smoking inside the club but they have a large patio outside where you can smoke and there's more music. At least 4 it's a nice spot. So what was the issue...

The people...sigh...the people.

25 and up dancing:
When does timely rhythmic movement turn into the two step with the snaps?!? I mean you don't have to get on the floor and make it clap anymore but do you really have to bust out the two step? And do you get excited anymore? You don't have to get hype, but if the DJ says "Where are all my Virgos at?" can I get more than a 1st grade classroom roll call hands up?!? (with the first finger in the air...yes they did, yes they did..with the two step in-between the snaps). I mean can you look like you're enjoying your night out dancing with your husband/significant other (cause apparently that's in now...whatever). We are all grown folks, why is EVERYONE standing around looking at each other like it's our first middle school dance?!? I'm used to people not dancing, but really. People were seated still watching the dance floor like they were watching Harpo beat Oprah in the Color Purple.

25 and up fashion:
I know I can't escape it. People dress bad at all ages. But tonight I had a few REALLYS?!? On a whole I was rather disappointed with a majority of what I saw people in tonight. But here are a few standouts.
Criminal 1: Your daddy decided to be 'hilarious' and come out in his straw hat, clown sunglasses (no literally, you know those hugely over-sized sunglasses clowns wear to be funny..the green rimmed ones..yea he had on those). The linen white button up with the shorts and maracas. Yup you heard me. MARACAS! I think he was rocking the gym socks with sandals but I think I may have blocked it out.
Criminal 2: Black capri leaotard cat suit under a white mesh/net tank dress. Apparently her belly gets sweatty because instead of wearing her white 80's sweat bands on her head or wrist she put two around her stomach...under the mesh/net dress.
Criminal 3: Seen with her partner in the Oliva Newton John "Let's Get Physical" mesh/net dress. Who took all your grandmama's doileys? She did and sewed them together to make a mini-dress. She decided to jazz it up with some Tina Turner fringe at the bottom. But of course since we're 'grown' she also paired it with a pair of red short shorts.

All in all I did enjoy the hour I spent there. I heard a few songs I really like. (Apparently Rick Ross' new song doesn't hit the '25 and up' crowd cause they were really looking like ?who dis?) The club was open until 3 and at 12, the crowd was still too sparce for me and so underwhelmed I bounced. But I had some good laughs, got to trip out with my girls and be silly on the dance floor for a hot minute. I'm not opposed to going back. But I think my outta house adventures will lead me more in the direction of sports bars and less in the direction of clubs.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Nothing

3:58 PM |

And all the excitement it brings.....

So you've probably noticed that I haven't blogged in a while. No? We'll have I haven't. I would love to say it was because my life got so busy these past few weeks that I was just too overwhelmed with all the activity that was buzzing around that I didn't have time to sit down and blog. I wish I had mounds of stories to return with but alas I don't. So what has been happening?

Wedding. Yes another wedding. My advice to anyone getting married. Save for an open bar. Your groomsmen who probably (well absolutely) don't want to be there will be happier. And your bridesmaids that have probably been in 5 weddings in the last 2 years will thank you.

The cough to end all coughs. Immediately after the wedding...probably due to the fact that I spent one night in a suite with 6 women and one who continued to get up in the middle of the night and turn the air off..not had me out of commission for FOREVER. I have been on everything from antibiotics to benadryl. And guess what...I'M STILL COUGHING! So for most of the time away I've been unconscious.

I've got friends that are living in their own self imposed drama. I know people get angry at how nonchalant I can be, but I feel that there are so few things in life that warrant such attention. Like I say, don't like it, change it, can't change it, why with it.

And that is that.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Funny or Die

11:27 AM |

Love these "PSA"s

So I'm maneuvering around the internet and I come across some PSA's done on the Funny or Die site and I must say they tickle me. So I'm posting some. Enjoy.

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R.I.P. Bernie Mac

11:02 AM |

Bernie Mac dies at the age of 50...

While many have been reporting the rumor that he has died for a while now, today those rumors became fact. Actor/Comedian Bernie Mac passed away early this morning around 2am. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, Bernie Mac died of "natural causes". Mr. Mac suffered from sarcoidosis which is an autoimmune disorder that can causes inflammation in any organ, rooted in his lungs. Bernie had been in remission and reports are indicating that the pneumonia he was admitted to the hospital for August 1, was not linked to the sarcoidosis. Tragically reports that were released just Friday stated that he was responding well to treatment. Rest In Peace Uncle Bernie, you will be missed.

More about this story: E! News Online

Friday, August 8, 2008


11:23 PM |

Do, do, do-do-do...

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