Hey y’all!! We decided to extend our Lent fast from this blog...for a year and some change. We know we missed the presidential apocalypse, seven Drake albums/mixtapes/creative projects, and three national championships for the home state and most supreme athletic nation on the planet. We left y’all alone to witness the cancellation of nearly all of your aunt’s faves (Juanita Bynum, Kim Burrell, Vicki Yohe, etc…), the rise of thigh high boots (which are like...almost pants right?), and a massive increase in black people’s general agreement that we really gotta find a way off this continent.
While we definitely regret not being around for all these moments, we know these topics and more have a lot of resonance for GRITS in and out of their homes, and we’ll be bringing them with us throughout 2017. (After all, #NewYearNewUs.) In the meantime, here’s a list of things we’re back like, in hopes of actually staying put:
The credit card bill you forgot about all month
Your gut just in time for summer/spring break
Our “we’re back” post from the summer...we're still deciding if we played ourselves, or y’all.
Four flats on a Cadillac
That cold you always get once it starts getting warm and you stop wearing clothes outside but then it gets cold again and you ain’t willing to put your clothes back on
Your cousin's little friend's baby mama, who he swears he ain’t talk to no more
White foolishness (have y’all seen this Pepsi commercial? Actually, don’t give the Kardashians your time/views like that.)
Your favorite cousins who come to the reunion every five years from Jersey, and inevitably start a fight with cousin who has never left random-town-named-after-Confederate-general, North Carolina. They know better, and are slowly but surely deciding to do better, and you’re always happy to see them try.
We’ll have our first official post up on Tuesday—we back!