iCook: Pasta With Johnsonville Smoked Brats (Fall Comfort Food)

Really up close and personal: Pasta With Johnsonville Smoked Brats.

What kind of food do you think of when you hear fall comfort food? I think of cheese, soup, tomatoes, maybe bread, but all definitely warm. Or hot. I blogged about using Johnsonville sausages before, but in that post, I cook some [fried] stew with sausages, instead of the more traditional goat meat, beef, or chicken. And in that post, I used the Andouille sausage instead. Well, it's a new day, and fall is a-coming. My original thought was to cook some hearty vegetable soup and switch out the Continue Reading

It’s Friday, But Thank Goodness It’s Thursday!


Did you watch television yesterday? No, really, did you??? Specifically, did you watch abc at 9:00 PM --- or 8:00 PM, if you're about that life? Yesterday was fire on abc. It started with Grey's Anatomy at 8:00 PM. I can't tell you how great the show is because I don't follow it. I know it's great, and I know the general story line, but I have missed so much of it that I don't know how to start it now. But at 9:00 PM, my BFF Kerry Washington came back as Olivia Pope on Scandal. I'm Continue Reading

Dear Kate, At The Very Least, Let Me Model Your Underwear


I've been meaning to blog about this since I read it last month, then a couple days passed, but according to my calender, it's been a whole month. No idea how that happened. It's about the Dear Kate underwears, and if you know anything about me, you know I love underwears. My regular stay-at-home outfit is a t-shirt, an underwear, and no bra. Read my underwear-related posts here. Anyway, Dear Kate did the unthinkable. They recruited real women to be the models in their new lookbook for their Continue Reading

About Last Weekend: I Was So Lazy!

We were waiting for our table at Chili's

Happy Monday, Sweet Potatoes! I don't know what happened to me this past week, but I was so flipping lazy. I literally slept for most of the time. I'd wake up in the morning, eat breakfast, and go back to bed. Before I know what's going on, it's past 3:00 PM. That was how my week went. I can't tell you what I accomplished. And the irony is that I had so much to do. Instead of doing anything, I'd think f all I had to do and my solution would be to go back to bed. It was like why do today what Continue Reading

Do They Look Alike … Or Am I Tripping?


The other day I was watching television and this Black guy was on it talking about the Ravens game. I did not hear a word he said. As soon as I saw his face, all I thought about was the chocolate M&Ms. She's female, but she's still brown and bald ... and she wears glasses, too. Could they be related? I need to contact M&M's to tell them that I found the brown M&M's brother. Maybe now Geico will insure her? I watch a lot of commercials (and enjoy them). Can you tell? P.S. I Continue Reading

Have You Seen Half Of A Yellow Sun?

Thandie Newton (41) and Anika Noni Rose (42). Beautiful!

So last week, we heard on Twitter that Half Of A Yellow Sun is now available on Starz. We watched it immediately. I haven't read the book yet, but it's been sitting in my bookshelf for years. My mom even took it and read it before me. She loved it. I can't say for sure why I haven't read the book. I think it's partly because I know that it's about the Biafran war, and I am afraid to confront the truth, even if it's just in a fictional novel. I'm a huge fan of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and I Continue Reading

About The Nigerian Woman In The Leaked Sex Tape


Last week on Nigerian Twitter, it was all about the leaked sex tape featuring a Nigerian woman. Allegedly, she's a married woman, a mother of five children, and a Registered Nurse in the DMV area, and the man whose penis she's sucking and who she's sexing doggy style is an African-American man who works as a janitor --- and is not her husband. I don't know how popular this story is off Twitter, but I live in the DMV area, so due to geographical location, the story is hot off Twitter here. Continue Reading

How Stayfree® pads Got Me To Talk About My Bra (And Breasts)

BlogHer Conference - The ladies who did the video

It was a few weeks before the BlogHer Conference that I got contacted about doing a round-table conversation about comfort, sponsored by Stayfree® pads. I was excited! (1) Any opportunity to share my opinion(s) is always phenomenal, like I don't ever get tired of sharing my opinion(s), and (2) I had never, ever done anything like this. The day came, and I was nervous. And scared. And anxious. Like I mentioned in the previous post, I was to appear to the green room by 1:00 PM and my flight was Continue Reading

On Ray Rice Punching His Fiancee, I Take Back My Words

Ray Rice & Fiancee, Janay Palmer

Back in March - can't believe it's been that long already, I blogged about how I felt about Ray Rice punching his girlfriend. At the time, my understanding was that she spat on him and he punched her once. That was the story that was told to us anyway. You can read that post here. I was under the impression that he punched her once, not several times - although once is still one too many. But my argument was that if she was indeed the aggravator, then she cannot control how he reacts. There was Continue Reading

A Day In The Life Of My Bra

For Women Who Do

Because you want to know, and because I am all too happy to tell you: You know I have a special love and appreciation for bras (and panties), and I also just love blogging about it. I have told you before about how I dump my bra when I come home, but now I'm going to share where my bra goes in a day. Why? Because of women who do. Vanity Fair® has launched a campaign called Women Who Do: for women who Dream, Inspire, Encourage, and Persevere. For me, there are so many women who inspire me Continue Reading