Tag: Are You Kidding Me?

How Do You Two Know Each Other?

“How do you two know each other?” That question never fails to surface when I’m out socially with one of my friends that happens to be white. Scratch that—that question always surfaces when I’m out with one of my friends that happen to be white. I know a majority of you find it an innocent... Read more »

I Wasn't Let Into A Bar, But I'm Using It As A Teachable Moment

Like most of my stories, things start out with the most transparent of motivations. It was Sunday and all I wanted was to watch the big game with sound outside of my home. I went to one of my regular watering holes but they weren’t going to have the game with sound.  Then I schlepped... Read more »

Super Bowl Shame: I Just Took Down My Christmas Tree

This was my living room less than 24 hours ago. Yup, that’s my Christmas tree. I don’t know how getting the tree out of the house got away from me this year.  Usually, I spend the NFL playoffs taking off the million ornaments followed by millions of lights. Admittedly, I do keep my tree up... Read more »
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Yes, I Speak Proper English And I'm Black

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Home Improvement Dilemma

Guess who had the fireplace taken out in her living room, has a huge patched wall and doesn’t know how to paint. Lets see how this works out three weeks before Thanksgiving and a month before the tree comes in. Lord…   If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type... Read more »

When Uber Overdraws Your Account You Have Little Recourse

I’ve been a regular supporter and frequent customer of Uber.  To say I’m a fangirl would be an understatement. My relationship with Uber was going along swimmingly—until last week. I contacted Uber to take me and the boyfriend home on the night of my birthday.  Harmless enough, eh?  I thought so too until I saw... Read more »
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Donating To Charity? Not If You Live Outside The (Boundary) Lines

It would seem that nothing is ever easy on the south side. Even when you’re trying to donate to a charity. Almost two weeks ago I sent a note to Brown Elephant to arrange a donation pickup of some gently used furniture and received the following response: Hi XXXX, Thanks for contacting us. Unfortunately, your... Read more »

Slavery As A Game And A Teaching Tool

While going through my Twitter feed this morning, I was alerted to the existence of “Playing History 2 – The Slave Trade” on an entertainment platform called Steam. If you clicked on the link above perhaps you understand why my jaw hit the floor.  What’s even worse is that this game is intended as a... Read more »

The Backyard Garden: Squash-a-palooza!

Seriously, I have a lot of squash.  More than I know what to do with. It started out innocently and with the best of intentions: Then the damn thing grew to proportions that reminded me of  “Audrey II”  from the “Little Shop Of Horrors.”   I loved picking fresh squash out of the garden: But... Read more »
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Another Chicago Taxi Fail

If it weren’t so sad, my negative encounters with taxi drivers would be high comedy. Regular readers of this blog know of my many encounters with taxi drivers who balk at taking me home to Woodlawn.  I honestly can’t believe that they don’t have a picture of me captioned “DON’T PICK THIS WOMAN UP!” at... Read more »