Back in NYC!

Hey everybody,

So I was working NBA all-star weekend in New Orleans for the past couple days that's why I haven't posted since Valentines Day. My schedule was crazy hectic out there, but being that it was my first time in New Orleans I managed to do a little site seeing. I walked around in the French Market... which is really artsy and gorgeous, my hotel was right near riverwalk, and of course I walked down the infamous Bourbon street. But the part of my trip that touched me most was on Friday during NBA cares. The NBA did an entire day of service on friday, where players, celebrities and volunteers all came out to help build houses, playgrounds, paint schools, etc. to try to rebuild what Katrina tore apart. Here is the house we were standing inside of. There were barely any walls left. It was extremely sad.When we left the site we rode by this long bridge under the highway. There were a couple dozens tents set up. I asked the driver what they were and he said they were filled with families that lost everything in Katrina. I couldn't believe that 3 years later people are still living in tents under a bridge. It boggled me so and touched me like no other. I felt so stupid for complaining about all the things I complain about on the daily when there are people living in tents. Rain, sleet, whatever, they are in tents. No hot water, no basic necessities. Imagine going camping for 3 years... that's basically what they have been doing.

There was an upside to my trip though. At the ESPN party on Friday night... Common performed. If you click on this pic it will take you to my music blog where you can see video from his performance.Besides that it was a regular old business trip. I am tired as hell right now after running around on shoots all weekend. I did have a chance to chill in a suite and enjoy the game last night though. Here's a pic of me and my co-worker Molly in the Midway suite at the game.


fallen angel February 19, 2008 at 3:13 AM

so not only are you a celeb, you are a humanitarian too! well get it then! i'm liking you more and more! :-)

MsPuddin February 19, 2008 at 3:16 AM

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it! This is a nice recap you have here. I’m having flashbacks, because last year Allstars was in Vegas and we went to the ESPN party…lol…crazy…looks like your trip was productive, I’ve always wanted to go to NO

Seven February 19, 2008 at 11:38 AM is unfortunate/ridiculous folks still do not have homes.

Sha Boogie February 19, 2008 at 2:48 PM

OMG -- what the news doesn't tell are people still living like that?! So sad...we can send billions abroad but can't even take care of our own *SMH*

Don February 19, 2008 at 3:47 PM

Glad that you made it back safe and sound. You must have laid down on the floor to slip in those jeans. lol. That's a compliment, so don't start none...

Love the Hurricane Katrine-related pics. I knew you had a heart.

Eb the Celeb February 19, 2008 at 3:50 PM

@Sha - yeah ... it was crazy down there... that one side of town was like a ghost town...

@don - of course I have a heart... I just cant show u no love b/c of the comments you may like the one about my jeans... and no i didnt have to lie down... they are called skinny jeans for a reason, and I aint skinny so this is what you

Ms.Lady February 19, 2008 at 7:30 PM

That irks me to still hear that these people are going through this.

But umm..onto things that make me smile...COMMON!!
That is the man of my DREAMS!!
I love him!!
I HOPE he makes a surprise appearance when Kanye comes to ATL!!
I would just DIE!!


Philly's Andrea February 19, 2008 at 7:50 PM

I am so f-ing jealous of you and all your pics with celebrities.(sucking my teeth..HARD)

1980 February 19, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Welcome back!! And thanks for reminding me that your job is 100x better than

dejanae February 20, 2008 at 12:25 AM

she's baaaack
love that caution shirt by the way

dejanae February 20, 2008 at 12:25 AM

i meant danger
u know what i was tryna say
and u got to see Common
im jealous

Muze February 20, 2008 at 1:19 AM

um eb, what do you DO? and how can i assume a position in the company? i mean, really, i'll travel and everything! lol.

glad you're back safe and sound. i heart your life. lol.

i.can't.complain. February 20, 2008 at 1:27 AM

u werent playin' when u said "Eb.the.Celeb"

u're pretty serious out here :-)

beautiful pics, as always. especially the shots from hawaii.

kudos 2 u for your post-katrina efforts.


James Tubman February 20, 2008 at 7:14 PM

now this is a good post

it brought attention to the terrible conditions down there brought on by the governments indifferent attitude towards the people down there (our people)

this really makes me hate the people in power

Mizrepresent February 21, 2008 at 6:25 PM

I always love your pics...and yes you have a good heart too! Bless you girl!

Anonymous February 23, 2008 at 8:19 AM

That irks me that people are still living in tents, under bridges, and no one is doing anything about it.

G-Sweet February 24, 2008 at 9:02 PM

*shaking head* @ "3 years later"... thats fuckin ridiculous... and unbelievable!

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