Happy Blog-O-Versary to Me!!!

Well, I’ve been at this thing for 3 years.  Thanks to my loyal readers that have been around since the beginning.  And thank you to the new readers that continue to find me each and every day.  I hope I’ve made you laugh and think and cry and do a little self-reflection.  I appreciate your sticking around and thinking what I have to say is important.  That means a lot.  I’m just a girl from South Carolina who is a chatterbox, so I decided to start  this blog to get my thoughts out. 🙂  This week, I’m preparing an awesome post that I hope you will enjoy, based on a conversation I had with TyAnthony this weekend.  I can’t wait to see what you guys have to say.  And yes, it has to deal with dating and relationships. 🙂  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

My Life Is Crazy…

But not in a “the people around me are crazy” or “how did I get involved with this/him” way, but moreso an “everything is happening at once” crazy.  I was crowned as Ms. DC Exquisite 2013 on Sunday (YAY me!), and to say my life has not slowed down in the past 5 days would be an understatement.

So first, forgive me for not posting all week.  Hey, we’ve been through this before.  Just give me some time to re-learn my juggling act, then we’ll be back on track!  In addition to getting myself together with my new title, I’ve been helping Southern Dad with his book (more on that later), and I was presented with an AWESOME, actually three awesome, opportunity to get some experience that is going to help me in my business one day!  So that has taken up a lot of time.

After next week/first of June, we should be back to our regular schedule.  Just pray for me, ok?  I’m writing this during my short lunch break because I’m in the midst of a fire (not literally, of course).  The awesome thing is we leave early AND get a three day weekend.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, thank a veteran (give a hug, buy someone’s lunch, etc.), and I look forward to catching you guys up on what’s been happening in Elle’s world very soon!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

That’s All Folks

Last night was the season finale to “Scandal”, a show that millions of people have been waiting on.  While numerous questions were answered and surprises occurred, I was underwhelmed by this episode.  One Facebook friend said my expectations were too high.  I disagree.  Two of my favorite episodes aired in December.  I can’t say that this finale was better than those episodes.

I can say the most shocking revelation is that Byron Douglas has a name.  And it’s Mr. Pope.  So not only is Byron Douglas Olivia’s daddy, he’s one evil dude.  And a rulebreaker.  He broke a major rule of B-613; he has a child.  And he must have NO conscience because he attempted to kill said child.  AND he has completely set her up for failure by outing her affair.   I do have some questions for and about Byron-were he and Olivia ever close?  Has he been “missing”?  Does Olivia know he lives in Washington?  How long has he been involved with B-613?  And is he going to try to get Huck next season? And most importantly, was he REALLY going to kill Olivia???

Thanks to Jake for saving Liv’s life and sacrificing his own.  That, to me, shows that he really cared about her.  But I still don’t believe that his only job was to sleep with her.  I wonder if we will ever find out what his true intentions were.

David Rosen- I was right; he totally was working with Billy, but he played Billy and advanced his own career.  So kudos to David for wearing the white hat and bringing Billy to justice!  I have to admit, I thought Fitz was going to announce David was going to be his running mate.  Turns out he just wanted his job back.

Quinn is slowly turning into a mini-Huck, which we all knew was going to happen.  But when she delighted in torturing Billy???  She definitely is losing herself while Huch is regaining some of his humanity back.  I wonder what Shonda & Co. are going to do with her next season…

Fitz went back to Mellie (again), Olivia decided to stay with her gladiators, and all was righted with the world.

Until Byron outed Olivia.

It’s going to be very interesting to see how this scandal plays out in season 3.  I guess I’ll have to watch re-runs until September.  Tonight, I will be on WHUR’s “The Daily Drum” discussing last night’s season finale.  Tune in to 96.3 FM or http://www.whur.com to check it out!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Create a Match.com Summer Singles Event and Win!!!

You’re single.  You’re looking to meet someone, but you have no idea of where to go.  Well, how about you create your own event?!  Match.com, in celebration of Stir’s one year anniversary, is hosting a contest where you get to plan an awesome event for you and 10 of your single friends!  Match.com’s Stir is its members’ answers to offline events.  If you’re nervous about meeting someone one-on-one or you want to see all of your options at once, Stir has created some pretty great events to bring singles offline and meeting in person.

Over the course of just one year, Match has hosted 2,850 events – broken down, that’s 14 events each day, 75 events a week, 320 events per month! Match has collaborated with over 1,200 venues and partners, including House of Blues, Banana Republic, Sur la Table and Warrior Dash, along with local gems in each city. Match is throwing singles events in over 80 cities across America – including events in Anchorage and Honolulu! Over 225,000 singles have attended a Stir event to date!

To enter this unique, one-of-a-kind contest, visit Match.com’s “What Stirs You?” Contest page here.  Visit the contest page now through Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 and tell Match.com what you think would make for the perfect singles event to be entered to win. Entries will be judged based on quality, creativity, uniqueness, and geographical relevance.  So this means that no matter where you are, you have a chance to win.  Oh, and did I mention Stir event planners will help you execute your idea AND you get to host it for free???  And you get to potentially meet a new guy or gal?!?!  AND the winner gets a free 6 month membership to Match.com.  Sounds like a total win/win situation to me!

To find out more information about Stir, view the video below.  And don’t delay in submitting your idea for an amazing singles event.  Your love life depends on it!  And if you’re in the DMV and you win, don’t forget to add your girl Elle to the guestlist! 😉 Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!