CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!!!

 

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She’s ridiculous, hilarious, fabulous and she is also the BIRTHDAY GIRL! Happy Gemini Friday to All!!!

A year ago I was in a completely different place health-wise, but my mind and spirit were and still are focused on LIVING this life to leave nothing on the table when it’s all said and done! I am blessed to be loved by the best and to laugh every day at life and myself. So my bday shall be no different – a celebration of a few things that make me happy! My actual BIRTHDAY is this Sunday 6/15, but I’m celebrating starting today (6/13) & for the rest of June with multiple activities so you can get in where you fit in. Let me know what you wanna be a part of & feel free to share with anyone who loves me (no stalkers, weirdos, or creeps please)!   :-p

*Tonight (6/13) – 7:55 I’m going to see the movie Belle at 7:55pm at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas (Bway btwn 63 & 64th St).

*Saturday (6/14) – Link Fitness Workout at 10-11am at Riverbank Park, 138 St entrance. It’s free!

*Sunday (6/15) – If I don’t brunch somewhere, I may chill in the park on a blanket (Most likely Central Park: 110 St & Lenox Ave. vicinity). Feel free to stop by to have a slice of cake and a toast. The weather should be gorgeous!

Other activities that I have yet to nail down a date and time for are:

*1hr Massage at Massage Envy in Scarsdale. I think the website has an offer for $55 for 1 hr. Feel free to roll with me to get rubbed up.

*The Schomburg  in Harlem has 2 things I’m going to:

1.) The Maya Angelou Pop-Up Exhibit is free and requires no reservation. Date TBD.

2.) Purple Rain – A conversation / garden party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prince’s album. Free also but reservations are required. Visit the website for details for both.

*Bikram Yoga – I have a spot in Harlem or on the UES that you can have a week pass for $20. Come sweat and flex with me! Namaste! Lol.

*Sun and Sand – If I’m lucky, maybe I can make it to a beach! Suggest a good one that’s no more than 1 hr from the city.

If you have something that you want to do or share with me to help me celebrate, let me know!

 

Thanks and love for the well wishes. RSVPs welcomed. Regrets not necessary!

 

RAINY DAY CHIC OR SHUT-UP!

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It’s grey skies and a rainy day here in NYC and I LOVE IT!!! Rainy days may not be for everybody, but I have such mixed emotions when people hate on the rain (or any other weather). Sometimes I feel sorry for them that they can’t see and accept it as something beautiful. Other times I wanna tell people to grow up and 1.) stop acting powerless and 2.) quit acting like the rain was invented yesterday! This is not a phenomenon or a passing phase, nor is it new.

Rain is as natural as sunshine. Why can’t people embrace showers from above. Is it not amazing in the scope of creation that water falls from the sky AAAAAAAND happens to be exactly what we need to drink, bathe, travel, have pools, and live?!?! Do you not realize that the thing you abhor is the thing that someone somewhere else in this small universe is praying for, dying for, waiting for?!?!? Farmers need it for crops. Undeveloped villages need it to drink and clean. Hell, some of the people we pass every day on the street need to just tilt their heads back and open their mouths because they are on the verge of dehydration. (Go ahead…I know it’s probably you.)

I know that rain is not the exact same as your bottled Poland Springs, but essentially it is! One of the lessons I fondly remember teaching as a 2nd grade teacher is the Life Cycle of Water: a beautiful and impressive explanation that we have a limited amount and supply of water on our arrogantly inhabited planet. It is by the graciously natural design of recycling that we have it in all the ways we need it. So quit your bitch’n and figure out how to embrace this weather! I did, so you can too.

I have had rainy day blues in the past when I was younger, but as an adult, I have found colorful rain boots and jackets that I love, a big-ass sturdy rainbow umbrella that I affectionately call my ‘BIG GAY UMBRELLA’, and 16 oz to-go cups with lids that allow me to stay cozy while on the move with my warm beverage of choice. So buy a wig or hat, splurge for cab fare, buy a snuggie and take the day off to watch old movies, or book a swanky venue as an alternative if you were planning an outdoor event, but figure it out!The rain is undeniably sexy (imagine walking in dripping wet and having to strip down and cuddle up to get warm) and it’s here to stay…..if we’re lucky! 

The photo above isn’t me, but it’s exactly how I rock on rainy days. Anywho, I’m done ranting and on to admiring these millions of wet miracles falling outside my window. That’s my perspective and I’m grateful for it! What’s your take on rainy days????