Chocl8t’s Holidays

chocl8tgirl.jpgAlthough mom’s due date was March 6, I was born on this day (2/14) in Chicago during a blizzard at Woodlawn Hospital – which no longer exists. Mom always tells the story that she “willed” me to be born because she was tired of being pregnant.

That was 41 years ago! 🙂

I am celebrating my birthday today and throughout the weekend with a couple of extremely close friends who share February birthdays also. Spoon (2/10), L-Boogie (2/13), and me will be hitting the streets starting Friday night with about 10 other people.

Laughing will be LOUD! Cocktails & Martinis will be consumed!! A$$es will be shaken and dropped like it’s HOT! Men might be groped, molested, and used for our own personal enjoyment but we can’t be held accountable (blame it on the martinis)! 😉

j0400590.jpgHere’s to 41 being a very, very good year!!

Posting will resume on Monday…

zetaemblem.jpgHi. My name is Chocl8t and I’m a sorority girl. (Sounds like an introduction at a 12-step meeting) I pledged Zeta Phi Beta, ΖΦΒ, Fall 1985, Rho Epsilon chapter on the campus of Louisiana State University. I will take my line name, like many of my other secrets, to my grave. 🙂

Why? I pledged at the very, very beginning of the anti-hazing movement, the hazing crackdown. The Big Sisters were none to pleased with the idea nor happy with us after one of my line sisters had the brilliant idea to “rat” them out for the underground shenanigans going on. Their long-lasting revenge lies in our line names, unfortunately. 😐

To all my sorority sisters sporting the Royal Blue and White…Happy Founder’s Day!

A special shout out to my line:

#1 Karen
#2 Me
#3 Deirdre
#4 Nedra
#5 Naomi (deceased)
#6 Yulanda “Yogi”


Thanks to Amboogie, a soror, from O’ Hell Nawl for reminding me.

Here it is, January 1st around 2:15 a.m. and I’m sitting in the bed, blogging, watching an “Entourage” marathon on HBO, while drinking my hot eggnogg spiked with Jack Daniels. Multi-tasking at its best. I’ve already been to church and to mom’s house to bring in the New Year with her praying over the family. Quiet and low key.

I’ve never been one to make resolutions. I don’t know, it just seems too much of a cliche’. There are some things I will continue to do, or do more of, and there are things which I plan to do less or not at all. 

Here is my More or Less “stuff” for 2008:

Exercise more– the spiked eggnogg is a very good reason for this to be at the top of the list. In fact, I will be at the gym later this morning, uh, today.

jay.jpgsky.jpgSpend more time with my nephews– Skylar is 2 yrs old and Jalen is 2 months. I’ve gotta remember to take my vitamins or keep a can of Red Bull on hand.

Spend less time on B.S.– for example, the 4 ½ years of “on-again, off-again” debacle with M². Deliverance is a blessing! Too bad God doesn’t have a 30 minute delivery guarantee like some pizza places. Keyshia Cole is my girl these days with these lyrics:

You need to get if he don’t wanna
Love you the right way he ain’t gonna
It ain’t where he’s at its where he
Where he wanna be
If he ain’t gonna love you
the way he should
then LET IT GO
If he ain’t gonna treat you
the way he should
then let it go

Oooo, or these:

Just to think about it, I would do things that I would regret (tryna get you to)
To understand how I felt for you
I tried real hard time and time again but I
Didn’t know my love wouldn’t grow, I shoulda just let it go
But I, stayed around thinkin you would learn to love

Okay…’Nuff of that.

Read more books and write in my journal more– I’m well on my way with part of this. I finished Ken Follett’s, “Pillars of the Earth” and will be at Barnes and Noble to buy his “World Without End“. Since I’ve been blogging I haven’t been writing in my journal. I’ve got to change that. For real.

Lust after and Fantasize more about the O.C.– he is a nice piece of eye candy. Sexy. Smart. Fine as Hizell. Mmm, Mmm Good! Campbell’s Soup ain’t got nothing on this brotha.

Pray more – after visiting O’ Hell Nawl and becoming addicted to the hilarious, irreverent foolishness…I need more Jesus now than I ever did before! Lawd Jeezus help me!! 🙂 “At the cross, at the cross…where I first saw the light…”

Well, that just about covers it. I’m headed to bed… HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🙂

merrychristmas.jpgThis year was no different than previous years. Two weeks prior to Christmas my mailbox is loaded with greeting cards wishing me Merry Cristmas, Happy New Year or the disgustingly politically correct, Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings.

Some of the cards are the standard stock cards that you find in Target or Walmart. Some are from the special order stock which are of a higher quality and a bit more expensive. Then there are the ones with pictures of my friends’ children. These are my favorite!! I usually think to myself ‘Oh, I can’t wait to have kids so I can send cards like this’.

naughtygirl.jpgnaughtygirl2.jpgWell, don’t see that happening soon so I have a question. Would it be too vain or narcissistic to send Christmas cards with my picture? My niece suggested sending cards with pictures of her sons since I don’t have children of my own.

What about a picture of me  in a Fredrick’s of Hollywood Santa’s Helper outfit with black knee boots in front of the fireplace or Christmas tree? Okay, that might be too much!  But can you imagine the reactions?!!  🙂

Seriously though. Would it be too vain?

Taking some time off from posting. Don’t fret! I’ll be back next week! I’m taking the entire week of Christmas off and I am sure I’ll have something to rant about. I have a couple of things on my mind already like the pros and cons of office romances, the shelf life of unrequited love, and single motherhood.