bourgie bloggin’ on a handstand!

The Blog: Bourgie* Adventures (aka Bourgie, Interrupted) emerged after several tongue-in-cheek conversations and inside jokes shared amongst friends. We love to talk about being bourgie. We like to make fun of being bourgie. We also recognize the bourgie attitudes and behaviors that, for whatever reason, have seeped into our personalities, in spite of (or because of) our decidedly un-bourgie upbringings.

This is an outlet for all of the random and crazy thoughts that pop into my head. From pop culture to legal theory, I’m giving you whatever is on my mind. We could be here all day, folks.

The Blogger: A single black female, not quite 30yo, I was born and raised in New York’s Mid Hudson Valley and went to one of the nation’s top “Public Ivies“, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (GO HEELS!). There, I majored in African & African American Studies as well as Philosophy. After graduating from law school in May ’09, I am presently pursuing a Master in Public Administration because hey, bourgie folk can’t live without our degrees!

I like to laugh, dance, listen to 90s music, daydream, talk shit, cook, make out, swim, row/scull, be right, watch foreign films,  jump double-dutch, debate, watch True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy, Top Chef and random other reality shows or whatever comes on ABC Family, smile, spoon, drink, pose, travel, read, color in coloring books, be the life of the party, eat burnt grilled hot dogs, give closing arguments, shop, pretend I’m on ANTM, make babies giggle, and flirt. I like my coffee light and sweet, I don’t know what beets taste like and dipping french fries in ice cream seems totally normal to me.

I am crazy. I am opinionated. I use bad words. I am snarky. I type really fast. I have a fish named Terrance.

*FYI: when I say “bourgie,” I do not mean anti-workingclass/snob/better than you/over-privileged/bitchy. I only refer to bourgie with the best of intentions. We are fabulously young, educated, beautiful, aware, professional, creative, involved, wordly – for lack of a better term, “bourgie.”According to UrbanDictionary.com,  “Bourgie” is as much an idea, and a state of mind, as it is an attitude towards enjoying good food, good friends, and good conversation, everyday. It evokes a mood of simple elegance, casual yet sophisticated—modern. Sounds good, right? So just read my blog and  LOL bitches!

14 responses to “About

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  2. Holly GoLightly

    Hey love the blog…. you definitely have me on the path of letting others know what’s in the corner of my mind!!

    Look forward to reading your entries!

  3. krispyana

    I’m, like you, 20something, single black female, except I live in Chicago. I work full time at a non-profit organization. I took a semester off, but I still consider myself a college student. After being called “bourgie” for the umpteenth time, I finally embraced it. We have most of the same interests, so I’ll definitely be checking out what you have to say. My blog is basically a collection of my everyday experiences on how I relate to my race, as well as other races, and how my upbringing garnered certain results and reactions. Anyway, as you can tell, my comments are rather long-winded, so expect the same from my posts, if you decide to check them out ; )

  4. @ Krispyana: I’d love to check your blog… what is it?

  5. krispyana

    Sorry for the delay, my blog is athinlinebetweenloveandhate.wordpress.com

  6. Et Cetera

    Ahhh, I love your blog and for some reason I waited until now to read the About Me section. I just graduated from the school a few miles away from yours :)

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blog. Especially b/c we have very similar backgrounds; i.e. law school graduates who are too out the box for real life. :-P Keep up the good work girl…I’ll definitely be keeping up with you!

  8. prerequisitemagazine

    love the blog.

  9. bubblin brown shuga

    how come i dont have a line under my name? i wanna be in blue highlights toooooooooooo!

    yall make me sick……lol

    • LisaAngelaPamelaRenee

      It’s because you don’t have a website/blog entered when you submitted your comment! What would it link to if there were a blue highlighted line? LOL

  10. bubblin brown shuga

    lol……you think you all that cuz you got a blue line!!

    dang now i gotta make up a whole entire website? sheesh all i want is to not have to type my “name” each time.

    dont nobody wanna do homework.

  11. I am so glad someone else understands the tongue-in-cheek factor of the term Bougie (or Bourgieness).

    Just last week I was obligated to to send a “disclaimer” to respond to an email from a Minister chastising the name of my blog. How dare I use the term “bougie”! lol

    Keep up the good work. I’m coming back for sure!

  12. yay! someone else who sees the humor in being “bourgie”. Love it!

  13. Love love love the blog! I’m linking you as we speak!

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