• Uncategorized

    Site Update

    At the beginning of June I migrated from wordpress.com to self-hosting. I basically went from blogging lite to the paid version. I started talking to a designer I found on Facebook Marketplace who was going to maintain my site for $50/month. After I finally got the site content migrated to the new host (a two-week debacle), he informed me he would have to host my site or I would need to pay $500 for a one time service. Because I needed to be able to cut ties with him if I wasn’t happy with his work, I did not want him to host my site. At Youtube’s suggestion, I decided…

  • life

    I Lost My Child’s Social Security Card and I’m Still Killing the Game

    I called the DEERS office Friday before my appointment on Monday to verify what time it was since I never received an email. “Wilson?” “No, Weldon. W-E-L-D-O-N.” “Oh, okay… I don’t see any appointments. Wellons, right?” This went on for over a minute. Since changing my last name, I had never had trouble spelling it for people, which is what I liked about it after growing up with a name evident of my Nigerian roots. She didn’t have an appointment for me even though I had called a week prior, but she put us in another slot on Monday and told me to bring the baby’s birth certificate. Here comes…

  • TV

    The Bachelorette: Becca Ep 8- Tia, Shut Up

    This week was hometowns! Nothing particularly exciting to report. They are all regular people with regular families. Garrett took Becca to the farm and planted tomatoes. His family had that same quirky quality he does. They spoke about the impact his divorce had on them as a family. She meets Jason in Buffalo, NY where they participate in a wing-eating competition. I learned bleu cheese is the preferred condiment to ranch… Jason, speaking of the their relationship, says they have “caught up and we’re surpassing everyone else.” His mom responds, “but how do you know that?” which is my exact thought. As the omniscient viewer, I know him to be…

  • TV

    The Bachelorette: Becca Episode 7

      One thing that did not stay in Vegas was the news that Colton is a VIRGIN! Remember virgins? I was one in college. Is it as big of a deal its always made out to be on these shows? Yes. Is he virtuous or is there something off about him we don’t know yet? Becca took Colton on the first date. Just as he starts to explain how he isn’t very experienced, a black guy with brown dreads comes to take then conch diving. Once again, I don’t know where they are but given their excursion chaperone, they are in The Islands. Colton tells Becca due to the fact…

  • Wellness

    Weight Loss Tips for Lazy People

    Last month my husband stopped me from eating my last bite of chocolate cake. “You’re eating chocolate cake? You had Chick-Fil-A this morning. Did you eat all those chicken minis?” Yes, I did eat the chicken minis in addition to the sausage and egg burrito and hash browns. Some women wouldn’t appreciate their partners questioning their eating habits but a few weeks prior, I had specifically asked my husband to judge me for my food choices. He didn’t because I wasn’t in the ‘danger zone.’ This evening I was in the danger zone. Memorial Day weekend I made a Pinterest poke cake and frozen half to possibly take to a…