My week started off a little rocky. Work was off the hook, and my AC unit was too. I am currently going on day 7 of living in my living room. There is heavy duty equipment in my carpetless bedroom
and for MUCH of the week my AC was OFF! I think I lost a pound or two, so that was cool. By Friday, I needed some relief! Enter weekday pool party!
My boy had a pool party on a Friday afternoon. J, M, & I cut out of work & headed uptown to chill. It was a really good time. Met some cool people and got to relax in a great pool!
We got there around 2. And left around 9. Giggly, happy, full, and exhausted!
This years line up was: Janelle Monae (LOVED), B.O.B. (slept thru), Common (KILLED IT), Chuck Brown (HAD to love, it was CHUCK!), The Roots (AWESOME), Erykah Badu (pure ERYKAH)... The menu included chicken salad and tuna salad sandwiches on Hawaiian bread, strawberries in whipped cream flavored vodka, potato salad, pasta salad and potato chips. We got there early, claimed our spot and strolled the marketplace. I bought some SWEET earrings for my girl Mimicutelips.
As more people started to fill in, we realized that some folks were: a) only there to see Chuck &; b) not familiar with the term moderation.
The lawn was PACKED:
and the sun was BLAZING. People were in close quarters & drinking & drinking & drinking.
We seemed to be in the middle of all the drinking as, by night's end, there were about 4 people passed out around us. One lady was partying SO hard from Common thru The Roots she had to call a time out during Erykah Badu. She dipped & popped & twerked & dropped over & over & OVER. She was neither a young nor a small girl. But that didn't stop her from showin em what she was working with. And to top it all off her hair, still looked great by the time we left. The folks that "only came to see Chuck" came late, the women were overdressed, the men were high and smelled of weed and Hennessy and milling around the outskirts grabbing arms and ogling.
My phone died and we missed the text to come backstage to meet Common UGH! But we rolled out before Erykah Badu because it was bone chillingly cold! When I went home & charged my phone, I saw tons of texts including the "where are you?" text... :( I called back my boy AKA Birthday Boo and he asked me how soon I could get to U Street. I said 10 minutes & ZOOMED out of the house NERVOUS!
When I met up with them at U Street, I sat quietly and listened to the convo about: new school hip hop, old school hip hop, and freed slaves. Seriously. I was so nervous, I mean I was sitting across the table from COMMON for goodness sake. But he was nice and chill and apparently hungry! But at the end of the night I got a hug & a pic and he even asked if I needed a ride to my car. I repsonded: "I'm from DC, I'm good!" He laughed and I headed to my car beeeeaming!
Sunday morning service was AMAZING! Rev. Bill confirmed MANY things I had been thinking and considering. One of my AMAZING linesisters came to 12 o'clock service & recieved a Word she needed too! See how God works!?!?
Monday, I didn't come in because I had the flooring guy come in to check out my floor & old carpet. I'm getting new carpet in my bedroom, so now I have to decide on a color. *sigh* NOT a problem I thought I would have last week, but MUCH better than the problems I actually DID have at the beginning of last week.
Shouts to Grady Baby, J, M, and my Birthday Boo for making this weekend ess oh ess oh gee double oh dee! lol