Cheers! My Birthday Celebration with the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours

After losing my grandmother a few weeks before my birthday, I really needed to celebrate life. I know she would want me to do that. This year, I decided to ring in a new year of life in wine country. My soror traveled up from So Cal to visit. This would be her first time in Napa. I didn’t want to drive so instead, we bought bus tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours.

Let me tell you something, going on this bus tour was one of the BEST decisions I made. The Napa Valley Wine Country Tours bus isn’t just any bus. It’s a limo bus that looks like a VIP club lounge on wheels. We paid $119 for an 8-hour trip, visit to 4 wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, continental breakfast and lunch. It was worth every penny. The tastings aren't covered in the bus fare, but they ran about $10-$25. Wineries won't charge you for tastings if you buy a bottle. I recommend this for tourists and any Bay Area locals who have folks visiting from out of town and want a short excursion to Nap…

DILF: Dads I'd Like to Feature on my blog

Thought I meant something else didn't ya? I was listening to Michael Baisden while battling LA traffic today. The topic of discussion was how men change when they get into relationships. Baisden said they don't have the same freedoms from their single days because women have them on lockdown. Then Baisden and co-host George Willborn went on about brothas getting soft and joked about men pushing grocery carts in the stores and
carrying babies in slings. That's not being soft, that's being a real man. A man should hold his kids and push the cart at the grocery store when his lady is shopping. His actions shows he cares about his woman and family and he's a gentleman. When I see a man do that for his woman I find it sexy and masculine. That's the kind of man I want. He can push the basket, hold the baby, open the pickle jar for me and help me take down my braids when it's time to get my hair done. Sing with me ladies--"One day my prince will come." I remember my mother told me when dating a man make sure he's husband AND father material.

I'm keeping this post short because I'm on deadline. This Friday NPR's "News and Notes" is running one of my stories and interviewing me. I'm excited but I have work to do. Check your local public radio stations for air times.

Photo Credit:
1. Corbis
2.Babies R Us


  1. If the man made the baby he should help take care of it. The days of a man rubbing his child's head as he passes him/her on his way to the kitchen to grab a beer is over. Even though President Obama is the busiest man on the planet he took his behind to his daughter's school yesterday for a one hour visit. Women when you look for a man make sure you look for one that you know will be a help mate and not a slacker.


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