What I’m Up To

This is almost indicative of how I feel...

Happy Monday!   I got lots o’ stuff going on, so today’s post will be brief…I hope!  As you all are my friends, I’ll share a little bit.  Plus, it’ll give you some insight into what you can expect to read here next month.

– Articles!  Not just on this site, but with 2 (yes, TWO!) magazines!  I’m very excited about these opportunities.  I have an article in “Fearless” magazine and a few articles in “Mood” magazine.  So, yeah, I’m a busy little writing bee! 🙂

– Blog series.  As February is Black History Month, I wanted to highlight young, minority business owners.  So, this month, you can expect to see at least one business owner highlighted each week, so be on the look out and be prepared to show your support!

– Dating. Yeah, so I went to my 2nd speed dating event last night (one time for getting it for free. Shhhh!! Don’t tell anyone!).  I went to Zen Wine Bar in Arlington.  I’ll definitely go back.  But I had a great time and met some cool guys.  Hopefully I got at least one match!  And, thanks to my girl Ms. Rasberry, who is well aware of my quest to be a serial dater in 2011, told me about City Stream featuring various singles in the DC area.  (Here’s the link; you get one guess to which one is me.)  Yeah, my answers are kinda whack, but if you know any guys who are looking for a great gal, send them my way!

– Work. Yes, I do have a job, 2 actually.  Well, 3 if you count Benevole.  But in any event, you can bet your bottom dollar that there is no rest for the weary! But that’s ok, because I know ALL of this work will pay off in the long run.

– Reading.  Yep, big book worm, and the next selection my book club is reading will be Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America.  I read the synopsis, and it looks like this will be interesting reading.  We don’t meet until March, but I’m sure I’ll do a book review before then. 

That’s a lot going on, and I’m tired from just typing it!  Feel free to share what you guys are up to!  I definitely am interested in what’s going on with you (and maybe I’m a little nosey)!!!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Dating in the New Year

As I sit at my desk and let my mind wander (yes, I could actually be doing some other things), I have decided to take my life into my own hands.  Based on two experiences yesterday: 1. I told my co-worker’s boyfriend he should introduce me to some of his male friends and 2. Another co-worker was trying to sell her boyfriend’s cousin to me, I decided that I need to be more proactive in my dating life in 2011.   So I’ve decided that instead of depending on other people to play matchmaker for me I’ll be my own matchmaker. 

How will I do that you ask?  Well, I think it’s very simple.  First, I’ll attend singles functions.  Next, I’ll go to speed dating events.   I think that will be a great start, and as more things come up, I’ll attend them (all within reason).  I was all set to attend my first speed dating event (solo) last summer, but after telling Southern Mom that I was going and going by myself, I let her nerves affect me, and I chickened out and stayed home.  NEVER AGAIN! (To make sure it doesn’t happen again, I’m not going to tell her until after I return from my outing.)  I don’t expect that I’m going to meet the love of my life, but I would like to meet a nice guy (as I think I’ve said on previous posts), and date him…and only him.  I’m going to keep my options open, I’m not expecting to meet my husband, and I’m not trying to get married by February.  And I’ve come to the conclusion that 1. My guy friends aren’t interested in pursuing something with me-not that they should because I seriously doubt I would date them; and I say that to convey I can’t date anyone I already know; 2. The few places I do go I haven’t met any new potentials; and 3.  I’m not doing internet dating again.  (Here’s why.) 

There is a singles mixer going on in the District December 4, and I’ve been going back and forth on if I should go (I probably should), but I think I’m going to pass and start fresh and new in the new year.  So, wish me luck, Southern fam.  And if you know of any events I should attend in the DMV, please let me know.  And you know I’ll keep you all in the loop of what’s going on.  Again, Happy Thanksgiving, and until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!