Something about this Thursday feels a little different. That’s because this Thursday there will be no Scandal. I’m going to miss this show tremendously this summer. And I’m not the only one. The web is still buzzing about the finale and the lead character, Olivia Pope. By the way, I’ve been wanting to thank Shonda Rhimes. Because the finale made it “OK” to like a character with a very unlikeable trait, reveal all of her flaws, have her fail and still like her. That’s writing at it’s finest.
However, as I perused the web to see what other Scandal fans were saying, I came across the Scandal backlash. Yes there really is such a thing. … (Read More)
Steaz! A Variety Of Delicious Flavors
For me there is nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of iced tea. But I’ve discovered a new tea fix: Steaz! It’s green tea in a can and comes in multiple flavors (Blueberry Pomegranate is my favorite)! Ok, let me dial it back and give you the back story. … (Read More)
The last few weeks have been grueling. Packing, moving, going— just doing a lot. One thing that kept me going was my Peace Of Mind. I’m not talking about a state of being (though that helps). This is one of my go-to products, … (Read More)
Scandal, Airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC
A new episode of Scandal always leaves me with a cocktail of thoughts about the show, the writing, and of course, the fashion. There’s always a shock at the audacity of the clients and their, well…scandals. A feeling of empowerment watching the tenacity of chief fixer, Olivia Pope and her Gladiators, and a whole lot of, “ain’t this some…,” well you know, the rollercoaster love triangle with Olivia and Fitz.
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Olivia Pope Swims, Scandal episode "Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot"
After seeing the opening scene of the Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot episode of Scandal, I don’t think Shonda Rhimes can make Olivia Pope anymore fabulous. Making her way effortlessly through the pool, our “fixer”, sometimes shero, and fashion muse, is swimming to work off the stress and gain some clarity. Still she can’t escape looking absolutely gorgeous.
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Many of you know that since 2010 I, along with a blog partner, have championed the return of the hit television show, The Game, on a blog named Girl TD. Well the show moved to BET and premiered with record-breaking numbers. But it wasn’t long before it took a turn for the worse. The former CW hit became unrecognizable but more importantly the network (BET) cemented their well-deserved reputation and character.
With this understanding, Girl TD is no longer championing The Game. You can read why here.
Answering Tricky Interview Questions
Now we all know the purpose of a job interview is to make sure that you are the right person for the position. So it’s no surprise that some interviewers will throw in a tricky interview question or two. But it seems that in today’s tough job market and no shortage of folks looking for jobs, some interviewers are playing dirty.
Case in point: a fellow job-seeker and former colleague called me up frustrated after a friend gave her a heads up that during her job interview she would be asked why she wasn’t further along in her career by now. Now, when I said she was frustrated, that was an understatement. She was heated! And understandably so. Let’s be clear, this woman is no slouch. She has progressed in her career, she just doesn’t have a corner office.
Basically, what they are asking is, “If you’re all that, why aren’t you further up the ladder, earning more money, etc?” The purpose of an interview is not meant to insult job-seekers. They are doing this just because they can. If you’re ever faced with this interview question, here’s how to respond without blowing the interview or loosing your cool. … (Read More)
Mobile Phone Interview
A few weeks ago I found myself in a curious and precarious situation. On one of the coldest days of the year, I was crossing a busy intersection in Jersey City, while talking on the phone with the wind whipping around my head, making it almost impossible to hear. Did I mention this wasn’t just any conversation, this was a phone interview for a job? Oh, and did I mention the person on the phone wasn’t fluent in English? … (Read More)
Beyonce Covers the Power Issue of Vogue, March 2013
The look is retro ’60′s glamour featuring Beyonce with an elegant upsweep for Vogue’s power issue and Kerry Washington’s edgy bombshell vibe for Ebony. I’m loving the big hair, teased and smoothed out for a soft, yet regal hive ‘do (perfect for Queen B). … (Read More)
LL Cool J Covers March Issue of Essence
LL Cool J is on the cover of the March issue of Essence! What a pleasant surprise. Following last week’s Next Chapter interview with Oprah, it was a treat to see the Grammy-winning, trail-blazing rapper and actor on the cover. Whether you love him for his … (Read More)