My mom lives within walking distance of one of those col-de-sac neighborhoods where every house does the over the top decorating every year. My friends and family gather in her tiny apartment, which she decorates to the nines, and we make hard hot apple cider roadies and walk to Dovewood Court. We sing Christmas carols like a bunch of idiots and take in the Christmas spirit. It’s my favorite time of the year!
When I was about 16 I went to one of those summer jam concerts in Sacramento. This was around the time Destiny’s Child was down to just Kelly and Beyoncé. A friend gave us backstage passes and I was so excited I went running in through the entrance to get back to the room where all the musicians were. At this exact moment, Beyoncé was being escorted out to go on stage and I ran smack right into her. I was so star struck that I couldn’t even apologize, I just started making weird high pitch sounds and her security moved me out of the way. She laughed and said, “Dang girl, okay! Enjoy the show!”