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I do lime juice in hot water every morning. I love it. Hubs told me when he was flying, in Africa, they used to serve a straight lime juice with a sprinkling of pepper to his squadron, every morning. I've tried that and it's surprisingly refreshing. I wish Virginia's climate supported growing citrus trees. I love their blossoms in the spring (the scent is intoxicating!) and to be able to pick a lemon or lime every morning, fresh from a tree would be heaven. I've done that and truly miss it. Love your mutant lemons!
1 day, 16 hours ago on Strange Fruit…But It’s Still Good For You
Yawn. I'm starting to hear this rhetoric as this: http://youtu.be/ss2hULhXf04. Instead of the same, ol' boring, banal, pseudo-caring, I'm-trying-to-rescue-BW-from-the-big-bad-WM speech, why not start telling BW what he has to offer besides some pretentious, pseudo-Egyptian name? Oops! Sorry. For a millisecond there, I was thinking he was sane. Gotta be tough, living on the planet Remulac and trying to convince everyone he's human. Seek therapy.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Sh!t Haters Say to Discourage Black Women From Dating Out
@Law Wanxi Here, here for the Asian guy scooping her up! BTW, I'm going to have to use that "three castrati" line sometime this week. It's genius!
6 days, 16 hours ago on Latest from Robin Thicke: “I’m Just Trying to Get Her Back”
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." It's also relative. What is beautiful to one person may not beautiful to another. Just the way it is. I think my husband is gorgeous but he may not seem so to others. When vetting, the whole package has to be considered or there will be problems. Looks fade. When they do, there has to be something left.
1 week ago on Why are Black Women Mocked If Their Non-Black Mates Don’t Look Like Adonis?
Nice photo; glad to put a face with a name!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Hey Folks, Meet ‘Friends of Jay’
"A relationship is a joining of two people, not two individuals together." This is what I'm talking about. Two individuals together are roommates.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on You Tried It: On Unsuitable Men Hiding Behind “Feminism”
And it still goes on. Wow. Way back in the stone age, when I was dating, going Dutch was expected. Since I had my own money, I never questioned it and felt that, at least, the guy wouldn't be expecting something I wasn't going to give. I even had a guy who asked me out, conveniently "forgot" his wallet (seems like a trend) and asked me to pay. I kept that American Express receipt and recently passed it on to my niece as a token of what not to do or expect. When my husband and I went on our first date, when the check came, I , dutifully, pulled out my wallet. He asked, "What are you doing?" I told him I was going to pay my share. He took my wallet and stuffed it back in my purse. "That doesn't happen when you go out with me." I was shocked. He shocked me with his old-fashioned manners, courtesies with which I had grown up (my dad was the ultimate gentleman) but had forgotten in the age of dating in the 80s and 90s. We've been married for almost 22 years and he still does these things. I never pay when we go out (unless it's his birthday and then I have to make arrangements beforehand or he will try to pay even then!). He buys me flowers, just because. He opens my car door, always walks on the outside, towards the curb and when we're outside, will stand when a woman at our table (if we're out with friends), including me, leaves or returns to the table. As he puts it, he was raised in a house with one woman, his mom, and she wasn't going to have a pack of male wolves so she laid the pimp hand down when it came to manners. She beat it into my FIL, Don and my BIL. My MIL was a piece of work (God rest her soul) but that's the one thing she did right. She raised a magnificent man. As far as I'm concerned, women should know their worth. I have passed it on to my nieces (they see how their uncle works it) and have told them to never settle. They all were born and raised in Germany and my oldest niece, at 20, is dating prolifically. She says it can be ratchet there too. No matter where women live, they must have standards and expectations and be willing to stand by them. That's the bottom line.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Lessons From The Hubster: What You Get With a Guy Who Wants to Go Dutch on the First Date
I haven't had oxtails since I was living in South Korea. They are so flavorful and delicious. I'll have to try this one. Thankfully, I have about five Korean markets within a ten-mile radius of my house so oxtails should be easy to find.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Chef Bob: Braised Oxtails with Mushrooms Recipe
@SalettaUniekBryant Good question. I did some research and found a few nice ones:
If you put "fruit infused water bottle" you can find all kinds from glass to BPA-free plastic, which is what I put above. The glass ones, according to most people, are too heavy and fragile to carry around. I have a fruit-infuser water pitcher that I love because I can have my allotment already made. Most negative reviews about the bottles say you have to keep filling them up and if the infuser doesn't go down to the bottom of the bottle, you don't get fruity water all the way through. The way to solve that is to macerate your fruit a little bit, which is what I do.
3 weeks ago on Health: Bad News for Diet Soda Drinkers–Study Says They Make You Fatter.
@Freespirit888 @trinityc@CocoaFly If this woman was smart, she probably processed all of this and what it meant. I hope she left this stupid idiot.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on A Sister Reacts to Accusation of Race Betrayal
@Justme65 LOL at "side chick". Dumb idiots...
Love this. I may get my square foot gardening going this spring! Thanks, Chris!
4 weeks ago on It May Be the Middle of Winter, but You Can STILL Cultivate Your ‘Beauty Garden’ Indoors
@Swirlgirl28 Sad for them but not for us. We're moving forward as BM think they have but in different directions. They can't have it both ways and for some BW, we never wanted what they had to offer anyway so it wasn't going to happen. Some BM say they prefer WW and we should just get over it. This girl has always been so over it; not even on my radar. So why should what I do be on a BM's radar? It doesn't matter anyway because a lot of BW are going to do what they want, regardless of the name-calling and mental dysfunction. I'm sure the BM at Costco is regretting what he said every day because I'm sure his SO (if they're still together) doesn't let him forget it. That was a trifling transgression and what a way for her to find out. And just think, whenever they say "traitor", it doesn't change anything. It's still what it is. In my case, I'm still with my husband but that guy's life was probably a living hell and all because he couldn't restrain himself.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on A Sister Reacts to Accusation of Race Betrayal
@C_Pompadour31 We can only hope. I would love to have been a fly on the wall in the car ride home...
@TeeVee Yes, gotta be quicker on the draw with our Smartphones. It just happened so quickly, we were too busy trying to respond. I think everyone else was shocked too.
@CocoaFly Yes, it was crazy and disrespectful. I think he had been doing it whenever he saw a BW/WM couple but no one responded, verbally. The look on his face said it all when I confronted him.
@N2ition That's some sick stuff re: the "revenge" but that seems to be the consensus among some BM who date/cohabit with/marry WW. Maybe he should have been touching his own forehead...
@DWB Me too. I think she got that from jump, when he admitted he called me a traitor and why she was so angry. When my husband confirmed it, that was it. She was very gracious and apologized for his behavior, which is sad because she didn't do anything. She was just minding her own business. Sometimes, though, things happen for a reason. She now knows how he feels.
@CocoaFly Well, as they left, he made a pathetic attempt to justify why he called me a traitor. He mumbled that it's okay for BM but not for BW. When his SO asked why, he clamped his mouth shut. My husband called out, "Because I'm the representation of a slave master and you're the prize." That set her off on yet another tirade. "Is this true? Is that what you think? I can't believe this! I don't even know you!" I'm sure his life was a living Hell for the next few days. One of the many reasons why I love my husband is that he can jump into the fray when necessary.