Tuesday, February 21, 2012

That's SO Random...A Bit About Etoile

I was recently tagged in a blog by Michelle of www.RadiantBrownBeauty.com asking me to share 11 random things about me, as well as, answer 11 questions that she sent me. At the end of the 0f the post I will pose 11 questions and tag friends who are also bloggers.

11 Things about Etoile
1. My real name is Michelle Etoile
2. My nickname's are M and Shelley
3. I love cooking and feeding people
4. I have a closet just for my jeans. I am a serious 'blue jeans' girl. At last count I had well over 40 pairs and that was two years ago.
5. I love comedy.
6. My dinner of choice 2-3 days a week...Frosted Flakes...holds head down in shame and exits the room.
7. My favorite color is pink
8. I was on the Fencing Team in High School
9. I speak French
10. I LOATHE snow.

Answers to Michelle's 11 Questions
1. Where did you grow up? In the Bronx (NYC)
2. What was your favorite subject in school? (Nope. Gym doesn’t count) English. I LOVED to read and write.
3. Do you have an emergency savings fund? Sure do.
4. What’s your favorite way to spend free time? Cuddled up on my chaise or in my bed with a cup of tea and a really good book.
5. MTV or BET? My music taste is quite diverse so both.
6. Do you live in a house or an apartment? House...#sigh
7. What’s your favorite snack? Cheese.
8. Potatoes or rice? Rice.
9. What’s your favorite type of shoe? (flat, wedge, spike, walking, etc.) SNEAKERS! I love, love, love SNEAKERS!
10. Whose your favorite actress or female actor? Julianna Margulies
11. Favorite male actor? Idris Elba...need I say more?!

11 Questions for my Tagees

1. What is your nickname?
2. Do you have any hobbies?
3. What is your favorite type of cuisine?
4. What are you passionate about?
5. What is your favorite holiday of the year?
6. What sport did you play in High School? And if you did not play for a team what gym activity did you most enjoy?
7. What is the one place you most want to travel to?
8. What's on your bucket list?
9. Is your morning disposition is sunny & bright Or Don't even look at me?
10. This year I would like to...?
11. Sweet Potatoe or White Potatoe?

Tag Rules
Post these rules on your blog
You must post 11 random things about yourself.
Answer the questions set for you in their post.
Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
Go to their blog and tell them that you’ve tagged them.
No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people but if you don’t know 11 bloggers, tag as many as you can.

Thembisa Mshaka www.thembisamshaka.com
Shelli of www.hairscpades.com
Tameeka of Jaded Tresses www.jadedtresses.com
Jenn www.healixonline.com
Suge www.sweetsugarsuge.blogspot.com
Calandra Branch www.calandrabranch.wordpress.com
Sofistafunk www.sofistafunking.blogspot.com
Tmor www.tmor.tv

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I was in my hotel room prepping for a Pre-Grammy Party in LA when my phone suddenly exploded, no less than 25 texts in 5 minutes or less. I was shocked and saddened by the news of her passing. Whitney sang songs and made music that spoke to my heart and my soul. A sister girl from Newark, NJ she seemed so cool, down to earth like we could actually be friends. The very first Music Awards Show that I attended I met her, she was kind and gracious and told me that my tuxedo pantsuit was gorgeous...I promptly went into the ladies room, pulled out my cell phone, dialed my mom and screamed into the phone 'Mommy! I just met Whitney Houston!'

Over the course of my career in entertainment our paths crossed again several times. She was always kind and gracious and sister girl 'real' ...her status appeared to have never gone to her head.

Whitney was my icon, she created beautiful, timeless music that will live on forever.

My deepest condolences to her family.