Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Randoms of Dallas, Texas

Randoms of Dallas, Texas


I was in Dallas from August 16 – 20, 2009 and here are my observations:


  • The DFW Airport is huge. OMG!
  • Why is the Super Sh.uttl.e driving texting while driving? If the plane didn't kill me, this shuttle driver will. And his azz is slow as hell! I need to be at the hotel before 6 pm so I can register!
  • Took over an hour to get to the hotel. I ain't doing this shuttle crap again.
  • Hotel is huge.
  • My damn TV doesn't work. Called guest services 2 times.
  • Ate at Pappaduex with cousin and his wife. Lovely food. How the hell do you run out of Pepper shrimp and now you have to make it up?
  • Back to hotel 3 hours later. TV still not working. UGH!
  • Oh hell nawl! Call guest services trying to return their call while I was out. No answer.
  • For 20 minutes.
  • I stomp my azz downstairs and let them know I CANNOT SLEEP WITHOUT A TV! They fixed it 30 minutes later, by a female technician. That is what's up!
  • Hell, I only slept 10 hours the whole trip.
  • Did I mention the TV was a large flat screen television?
  • There are too many people at this damn conference! Ugh!
  • Dressed all kinds of ways. They should have filmed an episode of "What Not To Wear" there because folks don't know how to dress appropriately.
  • $12.25 for a hamburger, chips and a small bottle water. Water was $2.25.
  • Food at my hotel wasn't great. Went to the restaurant and things got lost in translation. I am still waiting on a straw.
  • DART is just like the Metro in DC and the Marta in Atlanta, except you can ride without a ticket as long as no Dart officer gets on your train.
  • Homeless folks hangout by the ticket machine. One guy said he got out of prison 12 days before and he wasn't a bum but he needed money for the shelter he stays in. His definition of a bum and mine were different. If it quack like a duck it is a duck.
  • Dallas is sticky hot.
  • I saw the grassy knolls.
  • Dallas was cool but I could not wait to get into my own bed.
  • Folks were friendly.
  • Architecture was gorgeous.
  • I'll be back…


Friday, August 14, 2009

Random things I noticed while on vacation in Memphis:

There are a lot of homeless folks in downtown Memphis. We were waiting on a trolley with a group of other folks and there was this guy there just talking and talking. Then he stuttered. My sister looked at me, because she knows I am ignorant, but I didn’t care about the stuttering, I cared he asked for a donation for his shelter. I saw him a few other times while on vacation. The downtown area must be his spot. Sad, but so true. By the way, I knew he was homeless.

Speaking of the trolley, I don’t care how many signs they have on that thing, folks kept falling in and out of that thing. I didn’t laugh, but my eyes showed my dismay every time someone fell.

My niece called her mother cheap because she wouldn’t buy her any souvenirs from the Rock and Soul Museum. While at the museum I rocked out mostly to Al Green and the lady that sang I Can’t Stand the Rain! 30 minutes. Yeah, I got wrapped up.

People who smoke can be rude. While waiting to be seated at the Rendezvous, we were outside sitting on the curb and folks would come out and smoke right near you. They didn’t care if you didn’t smoke or had a child with you. Just rude.

I thought we were going to have a moment in the Pink Palace Museum. Security guard following us like we were going to touch that old azz stuff. Following us she missed the folks setting off the exit alarms.

We took a nap every single day. Don’t hate. It was hot in Memphis and we needed our energy to walk to the restaurants at night.

You should have seen our impromptu Michael Jackson tributes. We were silly, but we knew the words and most of the dance steps.

The fireworks in Memphis don’t compare to the ones we have here in Montgomery. I forgot we were in a recession.

Our horse carriage driver had been drinking since the am and it was after 9 pm at night. So had the horse. We were only on it 15 minutes. The horse was cool though.

The family reunion that was at the hotel was not the business. I don’t understand the reasoning for being rude for no apparent reason.

I haven’t craved BBQ since I have been home.

Every time I go to Memphis I see a celebrity. I got to see Eric Benet at the Peabody Hotel. He’s cute in person.

Riddle me this batman? Why can I be in Atlanta for days and never see a celebrity and this includes the airport, but I go to Memphis and see celebrities like it is raining them?

If your feet look like talons, please do not wear flip flops.

I am not into making conversation on a plane. I just want to read, sleep or play on my Nintendo ds.

I saw this woman in a wheelchair at the airport who was in 5 inch stilettos.

Why inevitably does someone not have their ID out at the airport security? Why? That mess irks me.

Barefoot during security is a no-no for me. I wear slip on Tennis shoes with heels out and I wear socks.

Sometimes folks will get on my nerves so much during vacation that I know they will get to see the Me in Me instead of the God in Me. Real talk.

Vacation was good this year. I rested, ate good food and had a great time with the family.

A lot of shootings and deaths while in Memphis. I know 5 people died while we were there. I didn’t watch anymore news after Saturday.

The day after I got home, I cried like a baby. Michael Jackson Memorial.

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