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4 Reasons Why BlogHer 2013 Rocked

[ 8 ] August 5, 2013 |
4 Reasons Why BlogHer 2013 Rocked

Over a week ago, BlogHer rolled into Chicago for their annual conference and I had to be there. Not only was it on my home turf but it’s one of the conferences I try not to miss every year. This was my 4th time at a BlogHer Conference in the last 5 years, and the […]

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10 Reasons Why I Love Orange is the New Black!

[ 75 ] August 4, 2013 |
10 Reasons Why I Love Orange is the New Black!

Orange is the New Black is the newest Netflix original series loosely based on a book of the same name (by Piper Kerman). I binge-watched all 13 episodes of season 1 in an 18-hour period. That show is EVERYTHING! If you don’t have a NetFlix account, get one (or ask one of your friends who […]

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When Too Many Ideas Makes It Hard: Day 3 of #31WriteNow

[ 24 ] August 3, 2013 |
When Too Many Ideas Makes It Hard: Day 3 of #31WriteNow

It’s the third day of the #31WriteNow challenge and I love it so far. I’ve discovered so many new and awesome blogs by just clicking on the hashtag in Twitter and seeing where it leads me. Day 3 is upon us and I’m just putting in my post at 8pm. And it’s about the process. […]

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The Bossiest Birth Certificate You Ever Did See

[ 39 ] August 2, 2013 |
The Bossiest Birth Certificate You Ever Did See

Folks have been all up in Kate Middleton’s Love Pocket since she got married to Prince William and it only got worse when she got pregnant. A couple of weeks ago, she finally had the Royal Baby, and the world cheered collectively. Because apparently, we all got a nephew we won’t ever see or know. […]

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The Most Amazing Chicken Noodle Soup Story I’ve Ever Heard

[ 20 ] August 2, 2013 |
The Most Amazing Chicken Noodle Soup Story I’ve Ever Heard

Some stories make you laugh and others make you weep like Alice in Wonderland. And then some just make you sit back and realize that the world is truly extraordinary. In the midst of ugliness, there is still beauty. And sometimes, if you sit on Twitter long enough, someone blesses you by just telling their […]

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Bromance and Onesies: Throwback Thursday

[ 46 ] August 1, 2013 |
Bromance and Onesies: Throwback Thursday

Aahhh the 70s. That decade’s fashion was as unisex as they come. Men wore cropped tops and still had women falling at their feet. In fact, Prince has made his career out of getting women to drop trou while looking like a relic from a decade where fashion was a free-for-all. I was checking out […]

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Join Me for the #31WriteNow Blog Challenge

[ 145 ] July 31, 2013 |
Join Me for the #31WriteNow Blog Challenge

Hey folks! So I just randomly decided that I was going to do another month long blogging challenge, and this time, I want to encourage you to join me. Starting tomorrow, August 1, I’m doing the #31WriteNow, which means I will post something to my blog every day in the month. I did the #30WriteNow […]

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I Got 20 Questions About the LHHATL Season 2 Finale

[ 46 ] July 30, 2013 |
I Got 20 Questions About the LHHATL Season 2 Finale

Last night was the season 2 finale of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, and I hate to see them leave. I’m not ready. But all ratchet things must come to a seasonal end so yeah. Let’s just get right to it. I haz questions. 1. Why is Joseline trying to make fetch happen with Stevie […]

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So Columbia House DVD Club Still Exists

[ 39 ] July 30, 2013 |
So Columbia House DVD Club Still Exists

I was minding your own business (O__o) when I got an email with the subject “The New Columbia House Site Is Here!” I thought I fell into a space-time continuum and landed in 2003. I was like “Harpo, WHO DIS WOMAN?!?” THEY STILL EXIST?!? Well damb! Talk about throwback Tuesday! Also, the fact that I […]

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I Want This Daria Movie With Aubrey Plaza To Happen

[ 13 ] July 29, 2013 |
I Want This Daria Movie With Aubrey Plaza To Happen

As a child of the 80s and the MTV generation, certain things automatically make me all nostalgic and Daria is one of them. That super sarcastic, no dambs to give, smart chick was everything. Daria was too cool for high school, misunderstood and perfectly fine having no range of emotion. And I always admired her […]

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Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 15 (Chicago Live)

[ 1 ] July 28, 2013 |
Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 15 (Chicago Live)

Scott was in Chicago last week for a conference and while he was here, we decided to record our 2nd live version of the Ratchet and the Geek podcast. The first time we recorded it and allowed folks to watch on YouTube was when I was in Portland in May and it was so fun. […]

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Dear Vibe Magazine, About Your Twitter After Dark Chat

[ 25 ] July 26, 2013 |
Dear Vibe Magazine, About Your Twitter After Dark Chat

The other night, Vibe Magazine’s Twitter account turned was turned over to radio personality, Angela Yee, for an hour for a “Twitter After Dark” chat. And I’m here to tell them to sit down for this decision. Because it was terrible, in my opinion. So here’s a sternly worded letter for the Vibe Magazine team. […]

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10 Hilarious Vine Videos You Gotta Watch

[ 45 ] July 23, 2013 |
10 Hilarious Vine Videos You Gotta Watch

I know that when Instagram video kicked off a couple of weeks ago, folks were declaring Vine to be dead since it allowed folks to post up to 15 seconds of video. But I shook my head because I’ve never been here for IG video. All it did was provide people the opportunity to post […]

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