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Winding Down the Year, Going to the White House and on Vacation!

My peoples! It’s the last month of 2013 and I’m amazed at how fast this year went by. Time ain’t playing no bald-headed games. I plan on spending this month taking it slower than usual. Well, after this week that is.

Today, I’m headed to Washington DC until Thursday because I was invited to the White House Youth Summit!

White House Youth Summit

The Youth Summit is tomorrow (December 4) and 150 young leaders from around the country will be at the White House to discuss the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other pressing issues concerning us. Senior officials will be present and it’s going to last 4 hours.

They’re inviting people to watch the the Summit live starting at 2:00 pm ET on Whitehouse.gov/live and they’ll be taking questions through Twitter, using the #WHYouthSummit hashtag. So you can join the conversation wherever you are for that first hour!

WHOOT! I’m so excited and I’m honored to have been chosen to be a part of this. I’m representing The Red Pump Project (@RedPumpProj) and the work we do in HIV/AIDS advocacy, so of course I’ll be rocking fierce red pumps! But why was my outfit the first thing I thought about when I got my invite email a month ago? I was all “WHAT AM I GON’ WEAR TO BARACK AND MICHELLE’S HOUSE?!?” And no, I won’t be dressing like Olivia Pope. My gals have approved my ALPHET so I’ma strut in there looking like a bag of professional money. OWWWWWW! I’ll post my ensemble on Instagram (@Luvvie), so follow me there!

I will also be at the White House holiday tour on Thursday. They’re gonna see my face in the building TWICE. I promise to at least do one solid jig while I’m on premises. And if I see First Lady, I’ma tell her she’s everything!

So yes, I get back to Chicago on Thursday, right before Scandal. I may or may not have changed my flight just so I wouldn’t miss the live broadcast of the show. By may, I mean I bought a new return ticket. I have problems. BUT IT’S MY JOB! SHARRAP and don’t judge me!

AND THEN… on Saturday, I’m headed to Charlotte for Red Pump’s 5th annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair! It’s our signature event that happens there every year commemorating World AIDS Day and honoring a activist for her work in the fight against the epidemic. This year, we’re giving Tarsha Hamilton the Red Pump Award! If you’re i Charlotte, I really hope you can come to the Affair!

Red Pump Red Tie Affair

 

I will be in North Carolina for less than a day and I head back to Chicago in time to pack for my vacation!

VACATIONNNNNNNNNNN!!!

For the first time in over three years, I’m going on vacation! I’m talking lay on the beach, wear minimal fabric in the sun and nap like a bear in winter. It’s next week from December 9-13. This will be my first trip in years that isn’t business-related and I am beyond excited! I’m more geeked than Urkel.

My hope is that I stay clean off the web during those days. I’ont wanna say I won’t be on Facebook or Twitter because I might be lying BUT I won’t be loitering like I typically do. LUXURIATION is priority. So next week, expect no blogposts except for my Scandal recap

Praise God Bernie gif

And actually, for the month of December, I’ll be posting less than usual. The only things I commit to are Scandal recaps (there’s only 2 left for the year) and my year-end Dumbest Tweets list (have you checked out the 50 Dumbest Tweets of 2012? You should if not). There’s a good chance that I’ll be posting randomly because I can’t seem to be quiet but just lower your expectations.

In fact, from December 9, 2013 – January 7, 2014, I’m on “work only if I feel like it” mode. Consultations and trainings will be on hold during that time and emails will be replied to on a “I guess I can reply now” basis unless they’re super urgent. I only have one speaking engagement and that’s on January 6 in Vegas (WHOOT!) I’ma try to read books and do stuff that non-workaholics do during this next month. I might even sleep. LOOK AT GAWD. I must add that my friends don’t believe I can be still. I only half believe this myself so we shall see.

2014 will be an even more amazing year so I gotta rest up and take it easy after this week. I’ll recharge my batteries and all that. But yes. WHITE HOUSE! CHARLOTTE! VACATION! Then rest! Won’t you join me in a synchronized leyomi drop?

synchronized leyomi dropping gif

Anyone else slowing down this December? Do you think I actually can or am I kidding myself? ALSO, WHERE IS THE FAITH IN ME?!? Ok bye. Flight’s in a few hours!

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28 Comments

  1. December 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

    These gifs, woman! LOL

    Have fun! 😀

  2. Carla Maxwell
    December 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Enjoy your vacay! And that Leyomi drop gif = EVERYTHING!

  3. Michele
    December 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Enjoy your vacation, you earned it. And remember if you spend more time emailing and posting instead of relaxing, then it ain’t nothing but a glorified business trip. Don’t worry about us, we’ll be here when you get back.

  4. QueenSista
    December 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Have fun, be safe. That leyomi drop is ALLTHEEARTH. lol. See you Scandal evening.

  5. jcanwisegrrl
    December 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Enjoy it all mama! You’ve earned it. See you when we see you 🙂

    As for me, no vacay in sight, since I just started my new job in April. I hope we at least get a few days off besides the 25th and Jan 1, because I’m not involved in the saving of lives or anything.

  6. Shakira
    December 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    That group leyomi drop is IT!!! Yaaasssss!!!

  7. KDS
    December 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Enjoy your time off!!!!! I will be vacationing Dec 23 – Jan 6 and I CAN”T WAIT!

  8. warrior11209
    December 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Enjoy your vacation – you my dear are one of the hardest working young women on the web.
    Will have to drop in on the White House live feed to check out the Summit!!

  9. Suga
    December 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Up and down year so far but whenever I need a lift, I just read your posts and I can’t help cackling.
    Thank you and do try to rest. But I’ll miss your random posts!

  10. December 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Hope you have a great time on vaca!! Enjoy!

  11. Kwan
    December 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Have a great time and if you can get a shot of Flotus showing her whole alphet shoes and all lol.

    That Leyomi drop is it!

  12. dmaclee
    December 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    You are going to down the street from my house in DC!!!! Teachers in DC are off for two weeks. Our last day is December 20th. However, I have signed up for every professional development that is available between now and then. Middle schoolers hopped on the prospect of Christmas cheer are an exhausting bunch. Plus, I’ll be off for a couple of days because my *bonus* son is graduating from college next week and we’ll be traveling to attend the festivities.

  13. Mariam
    December 4, 2013 at 12:05 am

    OMG! White House! I’m jealous, enjoy ur vacation Luvvie

  14. jaz
    December 4, 2013 at 2:51 am

    I just took a mini staycation in October and I am already looking forward to my next staycation in February. Enjoy, take the time for yourself. We will be here. Actually, I need a real vacation soon. SO looking forward to this spa day I am planning

  15. rikyrah
    December 4, 2013 at 7:45 am

    EEEEEEKK!!!

    Congrats, Luvvie!!

    What an honor. I know you’ll come back and tell us everything.

    So happy for you.

  16. Jabari
    December 4, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Gon head and work Luvvie!!!! Tell Rocko and Chell I said “Wat down?”

    And the leyomi drop gif=my life and everything!!!!

  17. TyrenM
    December 4, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Congrats on topping off a good year. I’ll check in Friday AM.
    That Leyomi Drop: to quote another Chicagoan: (I) can’t hang!

  18. December 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Congratulations, Luvvie! You TOTALLY ROCK! Take pics and post, if you can. Thanks

  19. Simone
    December 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I’m so glad you addressed the “No I’m not dressing like Olivia Pope” elephant that was in the room because my sights were set on that. Thanks for breaking it to me gently beforehand. Anywhoodles, I believe I can handle not dwelling in your awesomeness for a short period of time. Hopefully, I won’t catch the sads…

  20. tabitha
    December 6, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I just don’t understand young people’s blogs. The colloquialisms are so extreme it takes something so interesting and detracts from it, making it unreadable. Ah, well, you kids seem to like it. Just don’t forget how to communicate to a larger crowd.

    • December 6, 2013 at 1:13 am

      Tabitha, I’m a grown woman. Not a “kid.” And I can speak as well as the next person. Just because I choose to use slang in my BLOG, doesn’t mean I’m incapable of the King’s English. You should probably chillax. Or should I say “calm down on that?” a bit?

      • December 6, 2013 at 11:40 am

        Why folks always gotta try and come for you, Luvvie? Don’t come for her! got me all riled up!

        -enjoy your vacay! You’ve had an awesome year, you deserve a break 🙂

    • L
      December 7, 2013 at 3:17 am

      Hello! It’s a HUMOR blog. She uses slang for HUMOR purposes. Her blog is popular because of the colloquialisms, especially the ‘Scandal’ recaps. If all of her posts were written in formal English, it probably would be read as boring and not interesting.

      Luvvie, I know you already addressed her, but I just wanted to add my two cents. Keep making our Friday mornings a breeze with your hilarious Scandal recaps – slang, informalities and all!

  21. mimsy
    December 6, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Enjoy your well deserved vacation.

  22. Jaz
    December 6, 2013 at 3:35 am

    How were Uncle B, Auntie Chelle, and the girls? Oh I cant forget Sunny and Bo.

  23. PoetrysTruth
    December 6, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Enjoy your time away. Enjoy that sun on your skin, and find you a nude beach if you can. LOL.

    I’m about to finish up my thesis proposal and then I’m free until JAN-JU-ARY! I should have listened to my Daddy and just knocked out undergrad and grad school after HS. I wasn’t ready! (Kevin Hart voice).

  24. KemaB
    December 6, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Enjoy your vacay I will be on Vacay from 4pm December 24-Jan 2nd and I literally can’t wait I haven’t had a Christmas vacation since high school. Hope you enjoy your R&R 🙂

  25. December 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I hate that you were in NC for 10 minutes! *RME’S* Hate I missed ya! 🙂