LAUGH IN THE NEW YEAR WITH MISS SHANNAN

Why not start 2010 with a smile on your face?
To kick off the New Year, I’m performing at the Joke Joint Comedy Club in Bloomington, MN, along with the super funny Isaac Witty.

If you don’t have plan for New Year’s Eve, then you should come check us out. If you do have plans, you should cancel them and come see us instead. Come on you won’t find a better way to bring in the new year than this.

To make reservations click here or call 952-854-3411. Twin Cites folks come laugh in the New Year Along with us.

You can even check out a clip of Isaac below as a little taste test.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – MY NEW WINTER HAT

We’re expecting up to a foot of snow here in Minnesota. That sucks. But at least I’ve got a cute hat for the occasion.  Merry Christmas, everyone. SNOW, SNOW, SNOW.

— Sent from my Palm Prē

HOW I SURVIVED CHRISTMAS WITHOUT SNOW

Our Christmas forecast for Minnesota includes snow. A lot of snow! My husband grew up in this part of the country, so he’s ecstatic. “How can you have Christmas without snow.” he says.

“Easy,” I say. See, I grew up in Phoenix, AZ, so we had many a “snowless Christmas.” Guess what? No one died. My recent trip to Texas reminded how much I really hate the snow. I love Christmas, but leave the snow for the “Whoville.”

When was growing up in AZ, I got used to brown grass covering the lawn instead of a winter wonderland. Brown grass is a lot better than Brown snow; trust me.

We could put up our Christmas lights without risking frostbite. On Christmas Day we could go outside and play football, not just watch it on TV. And the year I got a bike for Christmas, I could immediately ride it down the street not be tortured by it be parked until the Spring thaw.

My mom was great at devising stories about Santa. “We don’t need a chimney. Santa can open the door if he needs too.” And some way, each year Santa lock-picked his way in and left my presents. And his reindeer probably enjoyed the brown grass on our lawn.

Happy Holidays. May your Christmas be merry, even if it’s not white.


— Sent from my Palm Prē

Forget Sara Going Rouge, I like RuPaul Going Vogue

I Love RuPaul. Let me say it again… I LOVE RUPAUL. I also love him poking a little fun at our girl Sarah Palin.
My sister turned me on to this show last season and now I’m counting down the days to the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. You can catch up between now and next season’s premier, which is on Monday, February 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on Logo.

I’m sure I’ll find something to do with my TV time until then, but it’s gonna be hard to find something as entertaining as Ru and the “girls.”
If you don’t have time to watch all the episodes online, at least watch this one: RuPaul’s Drag Race “The Extra Special Edition”

He looks FABOLOUS. Say it with me, “You Better Work.”

Has Disney Created a Masterpiece or a Monster with The Princess and the Frog

Yes, I’ve got a giveaway, but first my rant 🙂

I’ve been a lover of Disney from way back in the day. I even did a stint as a “Wardrobe Tech” at Disneyland itself, and loved every minute that I was on the job. So it is with a heavy heart that I tell you: I’m not impressed with the new movie, “The Princess and the Frog.”

As an African American woman, I wanted to jump for joy when I heard that they were promoting their first black princess. It was all my girlfriends and I could talk about. And Disney certainly did their best to let us ALL know how cool and great they were by celebrating cultural diversity. But now that the movie is out, I’m extremely disappointed that the black princess spends hardly anytime at all in fact BEING a Princess. Don’t worry; I’ll try to make my point without ruining the movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m disappointed that it’s not Disney’s best animation efforts. I’m upset that they placed it so far in the past. And, in my ultimate act of cynicism, I feel that Disney purposefully made the film look “older” so that when stacked up against their other movies, it looks like they were “progressive” enough to feature a black Princess years ago, when they really weren’t. Conspiracy theorist, you call me? Then I guess I’ll take that badge for now. I ran my theory past my mother in law and since she didn’t kick me out the family, I must not bet THAT crazy, yet.

I want to make sure to get other people’s opinions on this though, so if you live in the Twin Cites and would like to go to the movie with your little one, or even with a girlfriend if you feel so inclined, please leave me a comment including your e-mail address and I’ll send you a pass to see Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” good for any AMC Theater in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

I’m looking forward to someone restoring my faith in Disney. Please, someone help me feel more like a Princess and less of a Frog. Ribbit, ribbit, ya’ll.

BIG KISS FOR MOMMY


I love that Dom is to the point that he can ask Mommy for kisses on the cheek.

All my friends with older kids have told me to appeciate every little thing like this while he is little. So you’ll just have to excuse me if I spend the rest of the night with a huge smile on my face. I’m determined to enjoy these moments while they last.

Sleepless nights and messy house, I still love being a mom.

— Sent from my Palm Prē

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