You shot Derek Jeter...he's a biracial angel.

Dear Readers,

This clip from the movie The Other Guys makes us crack up every single time.



Because you shot Derek Jeter...he's a biracial angel. You should have shot A-Rod.

Breaking News: Multiracial Goldfish NOT as tasty as single race Goldfish

Dear Readers,

We're kinda disappointed that the rainbow coalition Goldfish crackers do not taste as good as the stick-to-our-own-kind yellow ones.

Sadly, we notice and care about these things.




PBS Documentary Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders - An Anti-Segregation Movement

Dear Readers,

What inspires ordinary people to stand up for justice? This is the question that the PBS documentary Freedom Riders (airing on May 16, 2011) seeks to answer.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders - an interracial group of young men and women who joined together to fight (peacefully) against the Jim Crow laws and segregation - we'd like to say thank you.

Thank you for making our marriage and organizations like ours (EVERYTHING Interracial and Intercultural™ - EIRIC and Made in The World™) possible.

God willing, we'll be recapping the documentary after viewing it on PBS on May 16, 2011 at 9pm Eastern.



Our "Thirsty" greeting card.

May the 4th be with you the late Audrey Hepburn who would have celebrated her 82nd birthday today! Holly Golightly to Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Dear Readers,

You only have to meet me for five minutes to learn of my love for the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's and its star the late Audrey Hepburn. I've lost count of how many times I've watched this movie since I first discovered it in my teens.

To celebrate, we're including some Getting to Know Audrey Facts and Breakfast at Tiffany's Random Facts and Favorite Quotes below.


Getting to Know Audrey Facts
1. May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993

2. Born in the Ixelles district of Brussels, Belgium

3. Ancestry: Dutch, Hungarian, French, Jewish, English, Scottish, Irish and Austrian

4. Three weeks after her birth, Audrey's heart stopped from a severe bout of whooping cough.

5. Perhaps as a tribute to his daughter's natural curiosity, her father nicknamed her "Monkey Puzzle."

6. Her father, whom she adored, walk out on the family when Audrey was six-years-old. She later recalled that it was, "the most traumatic event in my life," an event from which she admits she probably never recovered.

7. Audrey's nineteen-year-old brother Ian was picked up by the Germans and taken away. For the duration of WWII, Audrey and her mom had no idea if he was dead or alive. They would later learn that he spent the war working fourteen-hour days in a munitions factory in Berlin.

8. Surprisingly, Audrey was 5'10" in flats - not the most appreciated height for a ballerina, but she made it work. Power to the tall girls!

9. Had two miscarriages before finally giving birth to her first child Sean. She also had her final miscarriage after giving birth to her second and last child Luca.

10. Dedicated most of the latter part of her life to humanitarian work on behalf of UNICEF.

Breakfast at Tiffany's Random Facts 
1. When BAT's opened in NYC, it broke all box office records.

2. Audrey received her fourth Academy Award Best Actress nomination (did not win) for the role of Holly Golightly.

3. BAT's was loosely based on the Truman Capote novella. Truman was not happy with the direction of the movie and the casting of Audrey. We've read the book and it's much darker. We much prefer the movie.

4. Although Truman Capote was vocal about his belief that Marilyn Monroe was the embodiment of Holly Golightly, in 1960 he wrote Audrey a letter expressing how pleased he was that she was cast and congratulating her on Sean's birth.

5. "Moon River," Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's masterpiece, is the musical tour de force of the film.

6. Designer Hubert de Givenchy is the power house behind that unforgettable "little black dress."

7. Mickey Rooney's stereotypical and racist portrayal of Mr. Yunioshi, the Japanese neighbor, was sadly a stain on an otherwise amazing movie.

8. George Peppard, who played the leading man Paul Varjack (aka Fred), is probably best known for his role as John 'Hannibal' Smith from The A-Team.

9. Since 1837, Tiffany & Co. has been the world's premier jeweler and America's house of design.

10. BAT’s was filmed at various addresses in Manhattan. Holly Golightly’s apartment was 167 East 71st Street. 

Breakfast at Tiffany's Favorite Quotes

Holly Golightly: He's all right! Aren't you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.
Paul Varjak: Tiffany's? You mean the jewelry store.
Holly Golightly: That's right. I'm just CRAZY about Tiffany's!
Holly Golightly: I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other. 
Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Holly Golightly: You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the mind reels. 

Holly Golightly: You musn't give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get, until they're strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree and then to the sky.
Paul Varjak: You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
[takes out the ring and throws it in Holly's lap]
Paul Varjak: Here. I've been carrying this thing around for months. I don't want it anymore.
Paul Varjak: I love you.
Holly Golightly: So what.
Paul Varjak: So what? So plenty! I love you, you belong to me!
Holly Golightly: [tearfully] No. People don't belong to people.
Paul Varjak: Of course they do!
Holly Golightly: I'll never let ANYBODY put me in a cage.
Paul Varjak: I don't want to put you in a cage, I want to love you! 

The Audrey Hepburn Treasures by Ellen Erwin and Jessica Z. Diamond


I am a Haitian who CANNOT cook.

Dear Readers,

Before we even start, I'd like you to pinky promise that you will not share this post with my mama. She would take it as a personal offense that I'm sharing with the world wide web ("that place. you know, that Internet place" - as she refers to it) the fact that her Haitian daughter CANNOT cook. Somewhere all Haitian mamas stopped to wipe a single tear from their eyes.

Now that you've pinky promised (essentially a legally binding contract), we can talk. In an effort to free my meat-loving hubby from always being forced to eat fish and non-meat products, I decided to create a menu for the next two weeks that would incorporate more animal products. First up: beef stir-fry. In my mind (and in other people's reality) this dish is simple enough to make - especially with already pre-cut strips. Unfortunately, I have the reverse midas touch. Everything I touch turn to ash. This beef stir-fry dinner was not an exception. As you can see there are very few pieces left - had to throw out most of it.

My poor hubby mistakenly believed that the same culinary angel who blessed my grandma, mama and older sister had also touched me. NOT. He should have found himself a traditional Italian woman to marry. Too bad he didn't have a time machine to take him back to the old country.

Until next time,


Stir-Fry Dinner Epic Fail

Interracial Couple Celebrate Wedding With Smurf Cake Topper

Dear Readers,

As noted by the 2000 US census: approximately 120,638,000 US citizens are either married or cohabiting ("cohabiting" means unmarried but living together). Of this 120,638,000 US citizens involved in serious romantic relationships, approximately 6,906,000 are in cross-race relationships.

Two years ago when the hubby and I said #Ido, we increased this general statistic and the specific numbers for Caucasian male/African-American female cross-race married couples in the U.S. In 2000, this pairing ranked 6th in the top 12 mixed-race married couple pairings. The table noted below specifies the rest.

Husband's Race
Wife's Race
Approximate Number
Other Race
Other Race
Other Race
Other Race
Other Race
Other Race

We've been happily celebrating our anniversary by moving into a new place and wondering why the heck we have so much crap. Don't cry for us online friends because we're taking an anniversary/birthday (hubby's) weekend getaway in the next few weeks. ______________ here we come! When we figure out where we're going, we'll let you know.

They say if you make it past your second year of marriage, you're pretty much set. I was thisclose to getting excited until I realized:

(a) I don't know who the heck "they" are;


(b) that's just plain stupid. How do you account for all those folks who divorce after the two years?

Side note to royal couple Kate and Harry: don't fall for that stupid advice. Loved your royal wedding, by the way.

Wait---where the heck was I? I'm so easily distracted. Okay, back to why I started writing this entry in the first place. Oh yeah...our wedding.

A friend recently sent us some pictures (our friends tend to be #tardyfortheparty) from that day which motivated me to go through our albums - a combination of professional and that of friends - to see some of the ones that we'd like to share with you.

I tend to prefer the more "artistic" (as defined by my taste) shots so those are the ones that I'm sharing. If you'd also like to see some traditional posed shots, we'll post a few.


Live, Laugh, Love was the theme of our wedding.

Although neither of us is Jewish, we fell in love with the Chuppah and it's meaning.
Love this picture - especially in black and white

Put a ring on it
I liked it enough to put that ring on it
One of my absolute favorite shots. Again, love the black and white.
Who says white men can't...
The hubby made our cake topper. So freaking awesome!

The cake was so yummy. We ate it for breakfast the next day since we had NOTHING to eat at the wedding.
One more because he really did do a great job.  

See you!
After the party is the after-partying...

Self, friends and family