a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

My Stupid Mouth (Didn’t get me in trouble)

Posted on: October 15, 2011

Once upon a time I liked John Mayer.  It’s one of those things I don’t like to admit.  I’ll admit to all of my other music-Dave Matthews band (YES!)  Tori Amos (Duh) Maroon Five (Naturally)  Frank Sinatra and the entire Rat Pack (oh yes)  Not to mention Ingrid Michaelson, Joni Mitchel, Tina Turner, Sade, Yael Naim and countless others.  John Mayer, not so much.  I recall back in the day him saying something really offensive about black women and I deleted all of his songs from my iPod and when Pandora plays him on DMB radio, I give him the thumbs down. 

I’m a Libra.  Did ya’ll know that?  Libras are fiercely loyal-until you cross us and then we will drop you like a bad habit.  I fully admit to doing that to people, artists, and alcoholic beverages.  I haven’t touched a martini since 2000.  It was a bad break up.  We also tend to be extremely passionate. With that passion sometimes comes the inability to think before we speak and words come flying out of our mouths, or in my case across my lightning-kick fingers and they race over my keyboard.  So imagine my surprise when I cyber-“lectured” a major Jewish organization on  and they asked if they could call me. 

I had a great conversation with the organization about my “Big Jewish Idea” and they like it-which is really awesome.  I can’t give you all the details, but let’s just say sometimes (sometimes)it pays to be a big mouth.

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