they call him Mellow Yellow!!!!

they call him Mellow Yellow!!!!
Welcome to the insanity!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Motherly Love...... Interests.

Ok, keep in mind that my mother is 55 years old, African American (and very proud of it!), and pretty laid back.  She's a football mom that paints the car with 'go team' and my brother's jersey number, etc.  Not to focused on dating but occasionally goes out with her girlfriends or another middle-aged gentleman of color.  So you could imagine my surprise a few years ago when she opened her mouth and said these words....."You know who I think is sooooo sexy?"
Slightly freaked out and curious, I dared to say, "who?"
In a breathy voice she responds with something like, "That Kid Rock, you know he's a good guy with the charities and all.  And that dingy redneck thing he's got going on....oooohhh I just love it.  You know he likes Black women...."  
I almost passed out.  My mother loves the American Bad Ass?!?!  GTFO!!!!  Don't get me wrong, I love Kid Rock's music and I give him the utmost respect for his support of our troops/charity affiliations, but he is the epitome of a cool redneck (like the guys I grew up with).  You don't picture your mother drooling at this guy.  Apparently, this had been a topic of discussion among her friends and some actually had the same opinion (they are all different races, between the ages of 30-50).   I just shook my head.
So this past weekend, as I chatted with her on the phone during a visit to the Wine and Liquor Warehouse (great prices for a party), I picked up a bottle of this new Red Stag Cherry Jim Beam, endorsed by none other than..... Mr.Kid Rock!  When I told her, she dropped the new bomb on me.  "You know I love that 'thing' [Kid Rock], but you know who else is hot?"
Again, the feeling of nausea and intrigue.
"You know, Steven Tyler, that new judge on American Idol!  He wears those skinny jeans and the boots and the hair.....woooooo!"
I was through.  The very bands (Aerosmith, Kiss, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, etc.) she banned me from listening to in the 80's and 90's, she has been goo-goo eyeing their front men!  She's even slipped a Axel Rose comment in.  But now with the Steven Tyler revelation, at least he's in her age range.  Funny enough, she seems to find tall asian men very intriguing as well.  Good Lord!  The gate is swinging.....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Welcome to the insanity :)

"Who Kicked The Gate Open???"(h kkt  gpn)
1. question (usually) posed when a enclosure access has been disturbed from its natural state by force.
a. bewildered inquiry when something abnormal infiltrates functions in normal life functions.

Phrasal Verb
a. verbal comment display feelings of disbelief.
b. response in a state of shock, surprise, anger, and or humor.

Synonymous Phrase(s):
"What in the H*ll?", "Whutnef*k?", "Why did they do that?", "What's wrong with you?"

Finally, here it is.... My journey through life that makes me wonder one thing: WHY COME, not how come.  There are not enough words in the dictionary to explain the unfolding "insanity" that ensues on a daily basis right before my very eyes.  These are the stories that chronicle a day in the life of 'me', usually standing/sitting/leaning somewhere dumbfounded from the things I seen or experienced.  Often, you are highly entertained by the comical stories that you may think have been dramatized for effect.  But through this blog, you will soon be wondering, "Who Kicked The Gate Open" through the photos and commentaries that prove the 'ridiculousness' in my field of vision that keeps life interesting in an often mundane world.