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Career, Humor, Lifestyle

Thou Shalt Not Commit ADULTING!

If I had a dollar for every time someone ever told me “being an adult is not fun,” I probably wouldn’t have to watch my paychecks disappear by 12:15am on the 15th and 30th of every month. Since I was seven-years-old and I made the unfortunate mistake of wishing that I was a grownup, I’ve been lectured and warned about the perils of adulthood by every coming-of-age television show, movie, novel, song, middle-aged person and senior citizen in the world. They told me again and again and again. They wrote it in birthday cards. They merched it on bumper stickers,…

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Health, Humor, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

For Introverts Who Have Considered Social-Suicide When People Are Too Much

You know that girl at the party who drank just enough tequila shots to put her confidence level right under Beyoncé, so she’s boldly dancing around the party flirting, complimenting and inappropriately joking with everyone from the aspiring Instagram models to the socially awkward guys in the corner? Her comedic nature is exacerbated by liquid courage so the unsolicited commentary is undeniably hilarious and you can’t help but be at least slightly amused by her. She’s in the center of a small group of cute, well-dressed girls who spent the first 20 minutes observing the scene, but somewhere between Rihanna’s…

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Career, Humor

Networking or NOTworking?

The Merriam- Webster dictionary describes networking as ‘the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.”  Business consultants and authors describe networking as a science or an art that can be mastered by reading their books or attending their seminars.                                                                                             Clichés like ‘your network equals your…

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Humor, Love

Cuffing Season Returns!

We are approximately 27 days into Fall. The days are getting shorter, skirts are getting longer and the weather is getting colder. This debacle of a presidential race is leading into an election that personifies what it means to be caught between a rock and a hard place. If you don’t get killed by a clown or relocate to Canada before Hilary or Trump runs this country into the ground, then you’re in for a particularly harsh winter. Meteorologists are predicting record low temperatures. But more important than any of those aforementioned notes is this … Cuffing Season is upon…

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Humor, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Talking 20s: Digitally Savvy, Socially Challenged …

I’m a cord-cutting, iPhone yielding, Snapchat-obsessed, multitasking, texting-and-driving twentysomething- year old. And I’m all for millennial rights; but I absolutely draw the line at the alarming decline of our communication and social skills. It’s very unsettling that I could have an in-depth conversation with someone, via Twitter, over the course of two weeks; where we discuss everything from political views to pop culture; but when we see each other in person … nothing …nada… radio silence …. crickets …  The irony of this generation is that the more technologically advanced and “social media-savvy” we get, the more interpersonally challenged and…

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Humor, Lifestyle

True Life: I’m A Terrible Texter

So, last month I wrote a post about how we shouldn’t acknowledge attention deficit as a disorder anymore because pretty much everyone born after 1985 has the attention span of a Vine video (6 seconds). What we should acknowledge, however, is Text Back Tetrinitis; which I made up. But it’s basically meant to describe people who genuinely have an issue with texting back … and by people, I mean me!  I get yelled at by my family and friends ALL the time because I don’t always text them back AND, at any given time, I have upwards of 100 unread…

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Career, Humor, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Its A Text, Its A Tweet, Its Our Attention Span Getting Shorter

I don’t think we should acknowledge attention deficit as a disorder anymore. In fact, if your attention span is longer than 10 seconds, YOU’RE the one with the disorder.  I read somewhere that the average person’s attention span has dropped from 12 to 8 seconds since the start of the digital age; that’s one second LESS than a gold fish. And that’s the “average” person. For millennials, I’m pretty sure our attention spans stop promptly at about 5 seconds.                                           …

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Career, Humor, Lifestyle

Happy Graduversary To Me!

It’s been one year since I graduated from Howard University. Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes. How do you measure a year? “In truths that she learned or times that [s]he cried. In bridges [s]he burned or the way that she died.” – Seasons of Love (“Rent”)  College may be a 2 to 4 year process, but the learning doesn’t stop after graduation. Let’s talk about the truths that I learned over the past year. The truth is that there’s an American nightmare to be had before you can live the American dream. It’s plagued with financial instability, ambivalent career goals,…

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Humor, Love

Not Another Pre-Valentine’s Day Post!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I’m sure we can expect an overload of unsolicited relationship advice, collective man-bashing, sappy Instagram memes and, my personal favorite, “I don’t need a man to make me happy” tweets. Although my V-day plans will most likely include a bottle of booze and a Sex & The City marathon, I won’t contribute to the proliferation with yet another bitter blog post. I will, however, share an illustration of the horror story that is my love life, just in case you thought you were the only one living in the single-girl Twilight Zone. As told…

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Humor, Lifestyle, Love

2015, Take a Shot for Me!

So it’s the end of another year. Page 365. I guess I’m supposed to get super reflective and assess everything that has happened over the last year. Where do I start? I’m 11 months past the most foul situation I’ve ever experienced. I dyed my hair black. I graduated from Howard University. I moved to Los Angeles. I started my first real job. I payed bills. I started a blog. I wasn’t home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico. I lost 15 pounds. There are people I don’t…

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