1. Like Biggie, he enjoys a good party, throwing his hands in the air, and -- with three marriages under his belt -- he is a true player
2. Also like Biggie, he enjoys empowering women to make their own money, even if it is at the expense of dummies
3. And finally, like Biggie, he's seen a lot of ladies who he wanted to have his baby because, let's be real, I'm the oldest of five kids and he probably would have kept going if he hadn't gotten neutered when I was in my teens
So let's just leave it there. That said, Big Poppa came over on Sunday to help us install the kitchen cabinets. I know you must be thinking, "Whoa! Kitchen cabinets! High-five!" But not quite. It has been a NIGHTMARE getting cabinets. The beginning was easy: we picked them out and ordered them. Now, you must be thinking, just wait for them to arrive, right? Wrong again. I won't name the company we're working with yet because they are still holding some of our cabinets hostage, but I have never been more frustrated dealing with any vendor in my entire life. And my day job is retail. I work with vendors for a living. From lying to losing information to downright being rude ... this company has taken the HR manual and set it on fire. In the beginning Pete and I were all understanding and patient but as the weeks went by we began to get suspicious that something was amiss. Let's just say that after many angry phone calls we finally received the first part of our order ... except that more than half of the items were damaged. Or missing parts. Or ordered completely incorrectly.
But we persevered and tried to be positive. There WOULD be a kitchen in our future. And that kitchen would be filled with love and home-cooked meals and maybe a voodoo doll emblazoned with the cabinet company's logo. Who knows! The ideas were as endless as the cabinet company's excuses.
So when things were finally semi-sorted we called in our secret weapon. And this is where Big Poppa makes his appearance. I knew we were off to a strong start when he arrived in his favorite sweat pants (with pockets) and immediately told me he had eaten a corn muffin in the car but was still curious about what I planned to get for lunch. It was 9:30 AM. So, while I went to procure food, together Big Poppa and Pete made a plan and got to work putting together the pieces of our kitchen.