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Daddy’s Little Girl

  19.06.2011   Uncategorized   1 Comment

Without fail, I always end up crying during father-daughter dances at wedding receptions. As a self-proclaimed Daddy’s Girl, I can’t help but get a little sentimental. Last night, I attended

Up, Up and Away!

  16.06.2011   Uncategorized   No comments

Throughout my relatively short career as a journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to do some amazing things. I’ve interviewed celebrities (Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, two-time “Dancing with the Stars”

My Mama Told Me…

  6.05.2011   Uncategorized   1 Comment

In honor of Mother’s Day, which is this Sunday for all of you last-minute shoppers out there, I’ve decided to list some of the best lessons I’ve learned from my

How Do I Love Thee?

  19.04.2011   Uncategorized   2 Comments

With my sister at an O’s game. Let me count the ways. Well, apparently there are only five ways, according to Gary Chapman, author of “The Five Love Languages.” The

C is for Cupcakes

  5.04.2011   Uncategorized   2 Comments

Graduation cupcakes, courtesy of my mom and sister. A dozen of roses? No, thank you. A dozen of cupcakes? Yes, please. It’s been said the best way to a guy’s

A Letter for Pop-Pop

  23.02.2011   Uncategorized   No comments

As some of you may know, my grandfather, also known as Pop-Pop, recently passed away. I wrote this letter for him and read it during the funeral… Dear Pop-Pop, Thank

You, Too, Can Make a Difference

  6.02.2011   Uncategorized   1 Comment

“The First Lady of Civil Rights” On my desk at work is a card with a quote from Rosa Parks: “To this day, I believe we are here on the

My (Mis)Adventures in the Kitchen

  30.01.2011   Uncategorized   5 Comments

It’s dinner time! Some people like to cook. Some people like to eat. I fall into the second category. As I mentioned in a previous blog, one of my new

Let the Beat Drop

  24.01.2011   Uncategorized   2 Comments

My Gaga concert outfit. There’s nothing like the thrill of experiencing your favorite singer or band in concert. As many of my friends can tell you, I’m a concert aficionado

Hello, 2011. It’s me, L’Oreal.

  2.01.2011   Uncategorized   No comments

Happy New Year!!! It’s that time of the year again and I’m willing to bet you can already tell what this blog post is going to be about. That’s right:

The Rules of Regifting

  23.12.2010   Uncategorized   No comments

I bet Stitch is an excellent regifter. ‘Tis the season of spending money. Fa la la la la…you know the rest. With only one (count it–ONE!) shopping day left until

I Bleed Purple

  19.12.2010   Uncategorized   No comments

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, purple is my favorite color (thus, the name of this very blog). This is convenient because the Baltimore Ravens is my favorite

Hail to You, Mr. Evans

  5.12.2010   Uncategorized   No comments

Every now and then, a teacher comes along who not only touches your life, but leaves an indelible imprint. During my time as a student, I’ve been blessed to have

Battle of the Best?

  28.11.2010   Uncategorized   No comments

Who’s the baddest chick in the game? Can’t we all just get along? Recently, a battle of the best female emcees has been brewing between relative newcomer Nicki Minaj and

Ladies, Whip Your Hair

  21.11.2010   Uncategorized   No comments

As much as I don’t particularly like this tune from Willow Smith, I cannot help but admire the song’s theme of individuality. A woman’s hair is such an important part