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New Followers

To all my newly added followers,

I’m humbly grateful that you’re following my blog. It’s my intent to follow you back once I get to a computer.
Hope you have a fabulous week!


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For the Love of Food


Dear reader,

If you’re anything like me when it comes to the Food Network then Alton Brown needs no introduction. Apparently, he found his way to Richmond, VA. And I’m sorry missed it. My inner foodie had scolded me…endlessly.

Here’s a recap for any of you that missed his visit too: Alton Brown Eats RVA



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How To Navigate the D.C. Streets

I’ve never been scared of driving in an unknown metropolis. But I can tell you the countless people, that I know, that are scared to drive in them. Washington DC can be a very hard city to navigate, especially with everything that goes on between the hours of 6 AM and midnight.
Check out this American University radio piece about how to navigate the streets of DC. Hopefully, this can ease a few drivers’ fears of roaming the nation’s capital.

How To Navigate D.C.’s Street System


Dating Advice: Man vs Boy

Here’s how to tell the difference between a boy and a man where a relationship is concerned.

Man vs Boy


9 Must-Have Apps to Help You Weather Severe Storms

According to USAA, there are nine apps one should have on hand to help weather severe storms. After reading this article, I couldn’t agree more about having these apps on one of my electronic devices.

9 Must-Have Apps to Help You Weather Severe Storms


James Garner Died Today, Age 86

I can’t believe it but James Garner dies (aka the old Ryan Gosling in The Notebook). Garner was such a great actor! I remember his roles in Maverick, The Great Escape, and Victor/Victoria.

NPR Article: James Garner Dies


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Happy Birthday Toni Morrison


Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931) is an American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Among her notable novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for Beloved and the Nobel Prize in 1993. May 2012, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Black History Facts

Jazz is an African-American musical form born from blues, ragtime, and marching bands, which originated in Louisiana during the turn of the 19th century. The word “jazz” was a slang term that referred to a sexual act.


Some jazz greats include; Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, and Nina Simone.


I Like It When You ____________

Hello Valentine Believers:

I just wanted to share something to add to your Valentine’s week. If you’re looking for an unique way to express how your partner contributes to your happiness, play the “I like when you…” game.

For instance, when you’re having some alone time or exchanging midday texts with your love, share the things he or she does that makes you feel good. Some examples: I like it when you take an interest in my day. I like it when you remember my favorite foods. I like it when you make me laugh when I’m having a bad day. I like it when–you get the picture. 🙂


Not only is this a great tool to express your gratitude, but it opens up communication barriers between you and your significant other. So, make this Valentine’s week (or any day) unique by playing this fun game. I hope this little tidbit adds to your fabulous week.



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