Dear Diary: My Mom & Nephew Come to Visit
I know I have been sort of touch and go as of lately, but that’s because the last two weekends I have had friends and family come and visit me out from of town. I have recorded videos that I need to edit and upload, not to mention more blog entries that I need to write, but sometimes you have to take some time for yourself.
Also, I feel like my blogs have been sort of commercial lately. I don’t want this to be a celebrity fashion blog, but I feel as though it is important to highlight what was worn at Award shows and some of the street styles the celebs wear. Another issue I have is that I don’t have anyone who can take pics of me for my own blog. That’s 80% of the reason I do YouTube vids.
So I decided to bring more of “me” in the blogs whenever I go out. Therefore I decided I’m going to do “Urban Street Style.” Basically if I’m around or see someone with great style while I’m out I will ask if I can take their picture. When I was out this weekend with a group of my friends there was a lot of great style out there, but this idea will be better explained in a future post.
Meanwhile, last weekend of February (26th-27th) my mom and my nephew came to Dallas to see me! We had SUCH a great time. My friend Tam Tam was there at the same time so it was more enjoyable.
I LOVE spending time with my nephew. Right now he’s four years old and will be turning five in May. He’s so tall and intelligent for his age. He places a HUGE smile on my face whenever I see him. A lot of my friends call him baby Drake. LOL. I don’t know if he looks like Drake to me, but at the end of this blog you guys can tell me.
My fam got here on Saturday and as soon as my mom got here she cleaned my apartment. It went from “Slum Dog” to “Millionaire.” After cleaning my place Tam Tam showed up and we took to the mean streets of Downtown Dallas. First we stopped at the Downtown Dallas Farmers Market. Here we saw a lot of beautiful flowers. My mom was so embarrassing because she was trying to get me to take pictures of one of the guys working at the shop who was educating us on all the flowers. She thought he was “interesting” and “unique” looking. Needless to say I didn’t take a pic of this dude. That was just awkward and on the spot for no reason.
After gallivanting around all the beautiful flowers we headed to the dog park. There are two dog parks I know of in the Downtown Dallas area. There is one were all the homeless people just sit around. It’s a BEAUTIFUL park, but the amount of transients there is unbearable. I’m not saying that homeless people don’t have the right to collect and converse, but I do have a problem with them coming up to my family and myself asking for change over and over and over again. That’s not fun for anyone. Therefore we took to a Dog Park in Deep Ellum. That one is nowhere near as big as the one in off Main Street, but there were dogs and no homeless people there. My nephew had a blast at the park and we took a ton of pictures while we were there.
Deep Ellum is known for being the music element in the downtown area (I guess one can refer to Deep Ellum as a district). Once you get to that district it becomes more colorful and carefree. There are TONS of modern art around and paintings that people did under the columns of the highway. (Note: Perhaps next week I will go there and take pictures of the area.) Tam Tam and I took some funny pics there that day. Since I don’t have permission to from Tam Tam to post her pics on my site, I will just post mine. After running around most of the afternoon we went to eat.
Zenna is one of my favorite places to go to eat. Aside from the fact it’s like six milliseconds away from my loft, it has a decent happy hour as well.
For some reason my mother gave the waitress a hard time about ordering a “Mexican Margarita with olives.” So the waitress, obviously, did not know what the hell a “Mexican Margarita” was. So my mother just told her to bring out a regular margarita with olives on the side. She did, but forgot the olives. My mother started complaining about the lack of olives. Then naturally I was like, “Who orders olives with a margarita anyway?!” That’s when it dawned on my mom she meant to order a “Mexican Martini.” That was HILARIOUS!!
Nonetheless, dinner was good and my nephew was even eating with chopsticks! After that we rested at my place for a bit and then took the “M” line ( a free trolley that connects downtown and uptown). My nephew is OBSESSED with trains. So that’s why we go on the trolley. Ian could NOT stop looking outside! He was amazed. The conductor even let him ring the train bell!
After we found our stop, we passed a lot of cool cars and one of those being the Maserati. (This WILL be my car in the future).
After we got back home Tam Tam left and we all hit the sheets.
Sunday morning Ian and I got up, dressed super ridiculous, put Jax on a leash, and ventured out into downtown. I wanted to show Ian all the buses, the MLK fountain, and the Rosa Parks statue. Of course he saw the huge, fast, yellow trains and was enamored with them! He started freaking out. I told him that next time he comes down we will defiantly have to take that train.
By the time we got back my mom had breakfast cooked for Ian. That is the first time I seen have boy eat all his food and drink all his water. He told me that the food was really spicy. I had forgotten that I had purchased the spicy sausage from the Farmers Market the week before.
Soon after that my nephew and my mom left back to Austin.
Really these Dear Diary entries are for me, but I LOVE to share my life with your guys.
So my nephew loves to break dance apparently, and so below is a song that I have on my favorites. I feature this song in a lot of my videos, but he LOVED this one. Enjoy you guys!