When Social Media Runs Amuck

Amuck (adverb) – In or into a jumbled or confused state

I have to admit I’m probably one of the few people in this world that could care less about social media, but I use it everyday.  I get on Facebook, I use Twitter, and some days I even put up a post on WordPress.  I’m also the “traditional” girl who would MUCH rather talk to someone on the phone to make plans rather to text back and forth to confirm dinner.  But that’s the age we live in-we text, we e-mail, we tweet.  We rarely talk on the phone anymore or even write a letter and send it in snail mail. 

You’re wondering how social media can run amuck?  Well, I’ll tell you-at least how it did with me.  I developed a Twitter crush (I know, I know-don’t judge me).  I reached out to “Twitter Crush” (aka TC) via e-mail, and we got along famously.  Then, we “upgrading” from e-mailing to texting.  (This was CLEARLY my fault.  I totally should have called as opposed to sending the first text.  I’m falling into the trap I hate.)  So, through the midst of our texting, he fell off.  If you guys know me, you know I love closure.  But I let it go…for about a month.  Then I sent an e-mail, you know the type “Just wanted to say ‘Hi!’-make sure you’re still alive-make sure you know I’M alive” e-mails.  I know he’s still alive, and he knows I’m still alive.  I mean, we are Facebook friends, and we follow each other on Twitter.  So he’s not interested; I respect that and totally get it.  Who goes from flirting to nothing in such a short amount of time?  Ok, you’re not interested, but you can at least be cordial, right? 

See how social media can run amuck?  I was confused by his behavior.  I hate being ignored, and it pissed me off he didn’t respond to me.  I guess since our encounter was brief he felt he may not have needed to respond to me.  But as a human being and as a common courtesy, it’s not polite to ignore people.  And who knows, he may need me one day, and I’ll remember the time when I reached out to him, and he didn’t contact me back.  But then I would be the rude one and not providing a common courtesy to my fellow man.  But such is life-he should have thought about that before he ignored me.

Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.

 

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Southern Girl Show Review- Single Ladies

Last night, VH1 premiered the third season of “Basketball Wives” and its new show “Single Ladies”.  I wasn’t that excited about “Basketball Wives” (we all knew what that was going to entail), but I was excited to watch “Single Ladies”.  My final assessment of the show?  I’m still torn. 

I was excited to see the show for several reasons: For starters, two of the three leads were black.  And despite what we may think of them, Stacey Dash and LisaRaye McCoy are still gorgeous.  Second, it was an hour long show-something that has been missing from Black television for a LONG time.   I do have some gripes with the show.  And to keep this post from being too long (and to keep your attention), I’ll use bullet points.

  • The premiere was an hour too long
  • There were TOO many subplots
  • I felt like I was watching a movie instead of a tv show
  • There were too many appearances by celebrities
  • I couldn’t figure out Keisha, Val, and April’s ages
  • I also found it hard that Keisha and Val were friends with April (they seem older)
  • Is Cam’ron still relevant to rap music in 2011? 
  • Is LisaRaye believable as a video vixen?
  • A lot of the story lines sucked

I think that’s all I have for now.  All in all, I really tried to give the show a chance, but it was just too much going on.  (If you want to see my comments from last night, check out my Twitter profile.)  There were some things that I could relate to as a single woman, but other aspects were too ridiculous.  I did fall asleep during the last few minutes of th show, but I’m sure I’ll catch it sometime this week.  I may watch it again next week, but it may take a miracle to get me to like it…

If you saw it, what do you think?  Does this show have some longevity or is it doomed to be cancelled?  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

I’m Hosting a Happy Hour!

Happy Tuesday!  In case we’re not connected via Facebook or Twitter you probably don’t know that I’m hosting a happy hour this Thursday!  May 26 marks the one year anniversary of my blog, and to thank you guys for your support, I’m hosting an event at Jin Lounge so I can meet all of you and thank you in person.  And honestly, it’s been a while since I’ve hung out and attended happy hour in the District, so I figure what better reason do I need to celebrate!  Doors open at 5:30, and there are happy hour specials until 8:00.  If you’ve never been to Jin, then you’ve missed out on great cocktails and amazing appetizers! 

Jin is located at 2017 14th St NW, between U and V Sts. NW, right in the middle of the U St. Corridor.  To RSVP for the event, check it out here on Facebook.  I can’t wait to meet all of you this Thursday!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

P.S. I have a really big announcement (no, I’m not engaged and I’m not moving!), so you have to make sure you’re there to hear the news firsthand!

I Have Some Questions

For the past few weeks, I have had some things go through my mind.  I decided to share a few of them with you, my faithful, devoted, and opinionated audience.  If you have the answers, please share.  And if you have questions of your own, share those, too.  I may be able to answer yours!

-Why am I starting to like “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith?

– Why didn’t T.I. hire Lindsay Lohan‘s attorney?

– Speaking of T.I., does he like it in prison?  Is that why he does stupid stuff so he can keep going back?

– Why are we salty about Alicia Keys giving birth…or is that just me?

– Why can’t I find a line of natural hair care products I like, especially a deep conditioner?

– Is Adrian Fenty going to be re-elected as mayor of DC in 2 more weeks-and bring back Michelle Rhee?

– Why do we love Twitter but loathe Facebook?

– Where is the 2nd CD in Maxwell’s trilogy BlackSUMMERS‘Night?

– And where is Jill Scott‘s The Light of the Sun?

– What’s the point of having an album for sale if you’re going to release all of the tracks as singles? (Think of Usher and Trey Songz)

– Dare I admit I’m beginning to like Nicki Minaj?

– And the most important question, what new updates are there regarding the death of Mitrice Richardson?

These are just some things that have been on my mind.  Are there any questions that you ask yourselves on a regular basis?  Maybe there’s that point in the day when you dare to let your mind drift off to this nice quiet place and you think of the most random stuff.   I hope I’ve put a smile on your face or at least got you to thinking, too.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!