Monday, July 25, 2011
One Liner of the Week Award: Ebony Adams
I have a friend that is what, in the technical jargon, is classified as straight up country colored Kookers McGee. Look that up in the DSM-IV, and you will find a picture of Miss Ebony Adams formerly of Cheyenne, Wyoming (one of three and a half Negroes in the entire state) and currently of Los Angeles, California. Bourgie ass Brentwood to be exact.
I ain't mad at her, I am currently sitting up in her living room, drinking her wine, and cooking her food.
Ebony and I met through my Non-Romantic Life Partner Jason Ruiz who was, whilst finishing his PhD, a dissertation fellow at Macalester College where Professor Kookers McGee was teaching the children a thing or two. Upon meeting Ebony, I immediately developed a colored crush. She was brilliant and country and sweet and sassy and so much goodness wrapped up in a gorgeous little box that I had no choice but to love the Hell out of this girl.
She been there for me through some crazy ass shit I put myself through and kept right on loving my Kookers butt, and now, four and some years later, I am sitting in her house in LA doing the colored things I mentioned above.
Hey glory. Praise Him.
Yesterday, Ebony and her fab roommate Jen threw my first book party to celebrate the launch of It Ain't Truth If It Doesn't Hurt (which is now available for pre-order from my publisher and Amazon.com). Despite the fact that immediately after finishing a radio interview an walking into her living room and slicing my foot open down to the meaty meat on a sliver of glass, I still love her.
Eb prepared all kinds of goody snacks for the fiesta including a black bean dip that she lamented was flavorless.
Fast forward to this morning.
It was early as Hell, and Ebony had gotten up and made breakfast before she had to go to work. I walked in the kitchen to dish me up a plate, and I noticed that Ebony had the black bean dip out to put on the eggs and stuff.
All of a sudden I hear Ebony exclaim from the front room,
"Oh snap. These beans done sat around and got good all of a sudden."
I laughed so hard I almost fell face first into the hot ass cast iron skillet on the stove.
And that, mon cheries, is the One Liner of the Week.
And thank you to Ebony and Jen for hosting a fabulous book party. Love ya'll.