Sunday, March 8, 2009

On the Radio

"Auntie Charmaine, please stay, I'm BEGGING you," said Brody, featured above. Sound of heart melting.
I was ready to leave Denver after one (1) week of freezing to death. I had at least one (1) appendage that required amputation due to frost bite.

"Look Briana", I said. "One of my toes is turning black."

"Jesus Christ" she scowled. "I was about to put the top down on my convertible."
Chris invited me to his hip hop radio program. Listen around the 120 minute mark.

There was a marriage proposal. "You make me want to be a better man" he said. "You have nice shoulders", I replied.
Chris and his crew secured my title as the coolest Aunt EVER.
Brody accompanied MY rap by "Beat Boxing".

Auntie Charmaine didn't know what that meant.
Auntie Charmaine did not admit this.
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Jamal did a news segment posing the question, "Does the Boulder Police racially target black men?"

It's one thing to teach kids about racism yet another to have them hear a balanced conversation conducted by kind men who have experienced it. These men were wonderful and generous to my nephews who, blindly, IDOLIZED them.

Later, Gunnar was in a fight at school. He returned home, crying.

"I'm calling DJ Rico," I said. He will have lunch with you in the cafeteria. No one will EVER mess with you again".

Gunnars tears dried up and a mischievous grin crept across his face.
Come to mention it, if you ever piss ME off I'M calling DJ Rico. You don't know that he is a big softie.
You don't know.
(Sound of giggles)


SSP said...

what a awesome thing! glad you had fun, and hope the important bits have unfrozen :-) I listened to the archive of the broadcast - you guys sounded great!! welcome home!

Michele said...

don't you love being the cool Auntie? I'm the cool one to my nieces. Since the moved to Marin county it is hard to be considered cool but the tat helps.

Marinka said...

I'm not at all surprised that you re a cool aunt. Very cool story!

SweetPeaSurry said...

You ARE the coolest aunt evah!! Next to me! *titters*

bright blessings!

Michelle said...

Yo girl! So you cool??? THE COOLEST??

Fucking win!! Be up in everybody's bidness all the time yo!!! It's the only way!!

Wanna rap with me??? Call me!

Welcome home! Wrap yourself up in the snuggly thingie!!! That will keep you warm!!!

Annie said...

Too much fun. You must be the best auntie on earth!

Michele said...

Came back to see the pics. You're looking pretty good behind the mic. No wonder you got a marriage proposal out of the deal.

FYI, 50 degrees is damn cold! LOL!

Train Wreck said...

You are the bomb Auntie Char! How fun. Those kiddos will remember that forever. Poor Gunnar. Does he need me to come put those bullies in the trash can? grrr I can't stand bullies. Glad you are back. I figured you met a hot Cowboy, he threw you over the saddle and rode off in to the sunset!

Vodka Mom said...

that was very damn cool!!!!!!!

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Michelle said...

Yo your like so hot!!!

Hotness personified!!!

Whatever that means!!!


Joanie said...

That is so cool! I have to listen to this.

My daughter works in radio. I listen to her radio show on the computer because it airs at 6:30 on Sunday mornings. I love her bunches but I don't do 6:30 on Sunday mornings, but neither does she! She records them on Wednesdays! And I listen to that top 40 station just to hear her commercials! Hell I even know most of the lyrics to "That's Not My Name" by the Ting Tings! LOL

HumorSmith said...

How fun for you Charmaine. To be able to tie it all together with Humanities 101 is gift rap.

Anonymous said...

It is cool being the cool auntie...I am one of those as well as being one of those cool moms!

I LOVE the title!!!

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LL said...

Crap... how did I miss this post?

Anyway... I think we all need to see you gettin' all jiggy wid it... might even pay to see that one. :P

HealthNutWannabeDad said...

What a show on the radio!


Eat Well. Live Well.

♥ Braja said...

hey girl, finally i read about your radio show. but i have a question, please agent says she wants to hear where i'm mentioned, and i said you'd help. i hope you can. Can you send me a link to hear it that i can send her? i so don't care about this right now :)) But she is after all working on publishing my books and i feel obliged. missed you and loved your comments,am glad to be backonline and in touch.. xxx

♥ Braja said...

btw you are gorgeous. of course. redheads. ha.