Sunday, September 25, 2016
When my youngest brother, Blaise, was stationed overseas, in the Middle East and Africa, he was missing and craving a little bit of home. Blaise asked me to send him some Memphis Music. Specifically, he asked me to send him all of The Eric Hughes Band CDs that I could get my hands on.
When Mr. Eric heard of this he donated all of his previous CDs to my brother, who is also his brother in arms (USMC). Every time I think about this I get choked up; I am forever grateful to Mr. Eric.
As a token of appreciation, for the love of #MemphisBlues, and to support for Mr Eric et al I am donating to The Eric Hughes Band Indiegogo campaign. If you feel so inclined, here is the link:
#MemphisMusic #BluesMusic #EricHughesBand #MemphisFamous
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
This morning, with her back turned toward me a coworker was talking to her supervisor. Just as I stood-up to walk away from my cubicle she turns to face me and exclaims, "Oh My GOD, AVERILL! YOUR LEGS!!"
Now, I know this coworker. She is always making slick, unnecessary comments about my work clothes and my lunch-break exercise clothes. She usually turns me in to her supervisor for my clothing. Her supervisor goes and tells it to my supervisor. Then, I get told my skirts are too short. I am not Bridget Jones; I did not forget my skirt.
So, when this coworker makes her comment, I know she is about to tell on me because she thinks my mini-dress is too short.
However, this morning I was on the ball. I knew it was coming. I immediately responded to her, "Oh my gosh!" A smile naturally spreads across my entire face, "Thank you so much for noticing all of the hard work I've been putting into my exercise."
I walk away.
#MicDrop #HighFiveBitches #ThoseLegsThough #ConfidentlyAwesome #ExerciseMotivation #ICan
Monday, September 12, 2016
Y'all, my parents!!! These two are crazy!!!
With a couple of stops, I got home from work and class at 9:30pm.
I packmule my body with all of the stuff from my car, struggling to get it all strapped to myself in one trip. I let myself into the garage.
There, parked in the dark garage, inside the car, the doors and windows closed, with the glow from the car radio illuminating them, are my parents.
#TheSilverFox says, "We were neckin'. Glad he got his pants back on before you walked in the door."
"Uh-huh," #RealLifeSuperman chuckles, "Not likely. We were finishing our book on tape."
These two have a stereo! These two have an entire house to sit together to finish their #BookOnTape!! But, they choose to sit in the car together like a couple of teenagers in love!
A few months ago, he accompanied her to a doctor's appointment. The doctor asks them, "How long have you been together?"
My Dad is the first to respond, "Thirty-nine years of marriage, plus four years of dating - not nearly enough time yet."