I Remember...

The Grown Woman Me Remembers...

When I wasn't paying back student loans

When I had a six-pack and I could eat whatever I wanted and it stayed intact

When I enjoyed losing myself in a good book and now I struggle with find
ing the time

When I wasn't addicted to blogging

When I lived in a city where I could afford to have my own apartment without a roommate

When I didn't drink beer and now I keep coronas and grenadine in the fridge at all times

When my birthday actually meant something


When I actually had more than one hand's worth of presents to open up on Christmas morning

When I was doing radio... I miss my 102 jamz fam

When I used to rock the short Halle Berry haircut and my recent angst to go back to it for the summer

When I said I would never wear a weave

When I said I was never having any kids

When poetry was therapy for me and I wrote a piece about almost everything that was happening in my life

When I graduated from college and set my wedding date for July 5, 2008 (Obviously I ain't gonna make that date)




Grown Woman song...


Grown woman quote...
"I wasn't born an original, to die a clone"




The Little Girl Me Remembers...
When I used to talk in pig latin with my friends so the adults wouldn't know what we were saying

When saying "I'm not your friend anymore" never really meant anything and only lasted a couple hours.

When the only way the opposite sex could hurt me was by pushing me down on the ground and I scraped my elbows or knees.


Wanting to be the female Spike Lee

Sneaking out with my mom after the younger kids went to sleep for Keith's Custard

My aunt taking me to the R. Kelly 12 play concert for my birthday even though my mom told her I couldn't go.

Racing barefoot in the middle of the street and killing everyone on the block.

When my cousin Shemar broke this brand new mirror that my grandparents bought and my Grandpa Roosevelt whooped every child in the house because of it. Lined us up, made us stick our hands out, and beat on our knuckles to a pulp with a wooden spoon.

When I used to ask my Grandpa JW for a dollar and thought I was rich.

When I got that boombox with the super whoofer and I would sit on the porch and blast the radio taping every song that came on.

When I refused to go to bed unless every pound puppy I owned was also in the bed with me.



Little Girl song...


Little girl quote...
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. I Timothy 4:12

Shouts to deepnthought and MsKnowitAll for the inspiration

HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY EVERYONE!

48 comments

MP April 1, 2008 at 9:11 AM

Ah girl you brought me back to the good old days!

Nice piece!

Chris April 1, 2008 at 9:39 AM

the journey from childhood to adulthood is a unique one and it really does makes you wonder where all the time went..

Homer is My Co-pilot April 1, 2008 at 9:40 AM

Who knows R Kelly might have been eyeing you in the crowd... lmao

Keelah April 1, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Beautiful Post! You took me back.

Opinionated Diva April 1, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Nice post Eb...I remember wanting to hurry into adult-hood, but now I wish I could start over and take my time.

DollFace April 1, 2008 at 10:44 AM

I like this post...got me humming Back in the Day by Ahmad.

Being grown is NOT what it's cracked up to be:)

Jackie Edwards April 1, 2008 at 11:04 AM

I remember when my birthday meant something too...I have another one coming in about two weeks and really I'm just glad I'm here to celebrate it 'cause the alternative is...yeah, let's not go there:); I remember when I had the Halle Berry short do too - twice, some day in the not too distant future I hope to go back, I just hate growing it out!; I'm still stuck on the I'm not having kids thing...we'll see if I ever change my mind!

Queen of My Castle April 1, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Awwwwwwwwww, I LOVED THIS POST!!! It brought back so many memories and I am so digging the songs you chose. BTW, that is a beautiful pic of you as an adult. Flawless skin. I'm straight but I swear I stared for a minute. I love to see beautiful with women wearing very minimal if any make-up. Kudos girlie!

Sexxy Luv April 1, 2008 at 11:14 AM

I really enjoyed reading your post.
My wedding date was suppose to be 8/8/2008, I know I won't see that! lol

You look the same now as you did when you were a little girl. cute pictures! :}

Ticia April 1, 2008 at 11:17 AM

I loved Immature! LOL ---

The grown woman in me, wants to be in college again-- with my six-pack- no cares in the world - free - happy--

Aww.. let me stop before I cry*

Ms. emmotions April 1, 2008 at 11:28 AM

loving this post i must confess,
lol @ ur tot of the only way to get hurt by opp. sex

Thoughts of a Southern gal April 1, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Running down the street barefoot...man those were the days. Now you couldn't pay me to walk out the house barefoot.

Ahh..the memories.

Eb the Celeb April 1, 2008 at 11:35 AM

@ Homer - I know right... I was only like 12 or 13 at the time so I bet I was just his type

@ Queen of my castle - Thx for the compliment... but you know your pics are always fly as well.. I actually thought I looked kind of mean in it.

@Sexxy Luv - When are you going to start a blog missy? LOL.. I have nowhere to return the love!

Jewells April 1, 2008 at 12:25 PM

Hope you weren't in the front row at that R Kelly concert.

Ms. Wright (Hunnie) April 1, 2008 at 1:47 PM

I LOVE this post!!!

Made me feel all nostalgic!!!

*B* Fab April 1, 2008 at 3:15 PM

great post! Took me back and made me think of the care-free days of college and being a little kid running around all day. BTW - striking that couture model pose at a tender young age! luvs it!!!

Olamild April 1, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Hmmmmmmmmm
that's touching and it's wonderful.
Lovely pictures by the way.
We all reminiscenes about the past
and wish we could change somethings...
`Just make the future better than the past.

Thanks 4 stopping by my blog

soumynona April 1, 2008 at 6:06 PM

LMAO @ Homer
Babes, your b-day does mean something, just not to Chuckie Cheese anymore lol
and that is the cutest little girl pic!!

bri.chic April 1, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Ok... so... I guess I was the only little black girl in America who actually couldn't STAND Immature, huh?

1/3 of what I used to be April 1, 2008 at 7:13 PM

I like this reflection post:-) We all need to do this time to time. Cute lil girl pic eb! And I love your playlist!

Mizrepresent April 1, 2008 at 7:22 PM

Excellent post Eb, i think it's good to remember, the lil you, lil me in all of us...it reminds us of where we've been, the dreams of childhood, how far we've come, and how far we have to go. It also let's us know how far we detoured, stay on the path young lady, i'm told dreams at 10 are not much different then they are at 40 if you don't make them happen.

Bre April 1, 2008 at 8:13 PM

"Lined us up, made us stick our hands out, and beat on our knuckles to a pulp with a wooden spoon."
That hurts just thinking about that.

And pound puppies..AWWW

And then that immature song.

I'm with everyone on this one "Great post"

karrie b. April 1, 2008 at 8:59 PM

mannnnnnnnnnn. i wish i could go back to double dutch, skelly, tag, riding bikes through the streets, and relay race days.

good post eb.

-KB

Skoolboi Krush April 1, 2008 at 9:13 PM

Very nice, Eb. You even got an old man like me remember the fun of my youth. LOL

MsPuddin April 1, 2008 at 9:36 PM

cute kid...;p

yes memories get me everytime, but I'm lookin to the future...

Regina April 1, 2008 at 9:45 PM

What an awesome post!
It is good to sometime sit back and look over your life and reflect on it!
peace & Love!

Desy April 1, 2008 at 10:55 PM

this was a great post eb...

i love thinkin bout the days that carried me here...

*sitting back reminiscinin as t.moses laces through my eardrums*

Pajnstl April 1, 2008 at 11:49 PM

Great post...
lol @ young eb, with your hands on your imagination (hips) lol

love the quote/bible verse

edmo April 2, 2008 at 1:36 AM

That picture...
ok them pictures are amazing

your eyes...
your skin (flawless like QOMC said)

And this post is also off the hinges...
Off i tell you
appreciating dropping by yours...

July 5th....

Thanks for rolling me in!

12kyle April 2, 2008 at 7:18 AM

Awwwwwww such a cutie! You took me back on this one. I'ma work on finding you a man for that date. Still gotta little time left.

Great post!

Eb the Celeb April 2, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Kyle - Now you know... stop playing with my emotions... It is april 2nd... so you have what a month to find me a man... and he would have to propose within a month of meeting me in order for me to have 1 month to plan the wedding. Now I know I'm good, and infectious, and charming and all that jazz... but I aint that good...lol

NikkiSab April 2, 2008 at 10:37 AM

Lovely write up. D me now rmbrs wen i said i didnt want kids but now i tink de aint such a bad idea. Or wen i said i would get married at 35 and now i'm gettin married at 29 hmm...life is funny. D no. 1 tin dat stays constant is change.

Gotta Let it Out April 2, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Love, love, love this post. Really lets us see YOU. Great pics also.

Ms. Behaving April 2, 2008 at 11:49 AM

This was a fantastic post Eb...
Brought back a lot of memories....

Until you mentioned em'...I forgot all about pound puppies. [LOL]

Afrodite April 2, 2008 at 4:09 PM

Awww, I love all the reminiscing!

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B_More BAP Life April 2, 2008 at 6:05 PM

What a cool post sis!!! It's nice to reminisce sometime.

i.can't.complain. April 2, 2008 at 7:56 PM

did u get your mom w/the pregnancy prank?


i remember taping songs on the radio as well

back in the day.

wow

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deepnthought April 3, 2008 at 12:09 AM

this was really cool. love the songs you picked. I also like how you put your own spin on it.

SimplyComplex April 3, 2008 at 3:19 PM

WOW! I can relate to almost ALLL of these ! :-)

Still_Pocahontaz April 3, 2008 at 7:29 PM

You are so awesome Eb, your creativity is so infectious

When I said I was never having any kids


How has this changed?

MysTery April 3, 2008 at 9:22 PM

This is such a cute post!!

When I wasn't paying back student loans (MANNNNNNN HOLD UP!! I SO FEEL U ON THAT ONE.)

When I had a six-pack and I could eat whatever I wanted and it stayed intact (I MISS THOSE DAYS...IMMA GET THEM BACK!)


When I didn't drink beer and now I keep coronas and grenadine in the fridge at all times (THAT'S WHERE THAT STOMACH COMES FROM!)

When my birthday actually meant something (YOU BETTER CELEBRATE UR BIRTHDAY GIRL!)

the old me April 4, 2008 at 12:12 AM This comment has been removed by the author.
tAnYeTTa April 4, 2008 at 1:57 AM

ok! you too me back with this post!!!

MsKnowitAll April 14, 2008 at 5:42 PM

Love your "I Remember" post. I'm smiling ear to ear.

Talking in Pig Latin? Gurl, that is really taking it back, do I remember that!

Adorable pic!

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