Scandal…and Other Happenings

If you follow me on Twitter or we’re friends IRL (or at least on Facebook), then you know that I have been OBSESSED with “Scandal” since it premiered earlier this year.  First, I’m a fan of Kerry Washington.  I love EVERYTHING that she does, from “Lift” to “She Hate Me” to “For Colored Girls”.  Kerry is an amazing actress, and I think her starring in a Shonda Rhimes show is fantastic.

If you have not been watching “Scandal”, you are missing out.  Lucky for you, it’s still early in its existence, so you can catch up before next week’s episode.  Last night’s episode was by far my favorite. And I said the same thing two weeks ago, which proves this show is getting better and better.  Even Southern Mom is a fan!

I just had to share with you all that you really should be watching this show.  You have NO idea what you’re missing.  It’s probably the best show on television right now.

Lastly, Benevole, the non-profit I work with in DC, is hosting “Be a Hero” on Veterans’ Day, November 12, which is this Monday.  The event benefits Heroes Place, which is a non-profit that works with low-income and homeless veterans.  From 12-4 pm, we will be at Heroes Place (1204 Queen St. NE) collecting business suits (for men and women) and toiletries to assist their clients.  Veterans have given so much for our country, and there is no reason why they should struggle once they’ve served.  I, and the Benevole team, hope you will come out on Monday and drop off a few items.  I know some of you need to clean out your closets.  So go ahead and bring your suits!  And if you are unable to come but would like to donate, you may do so here.  I hope you all have an awesome weekend, and until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

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This Week in the News-A Quick Look

Happy Friday! I trust you all had a great Veterans Day!  I must say I’m excited because one of my favorite veterans is on her way back home after serving 8 months in Afghanistan!  I don’t have a lot of time today, so I’m gonna be quick! (Feel free to read up on these stories and share your thoughts!)

Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe (aka the Kardashian sisters) have launched a pre-paid MasterCard.  The card is targeted to teens and could cost consumers as much as $100/year just to have it! (Read more here.)

In case you missed it, Matt Lauer interviewed former president George W. Bush.  A lot of people think Matt took it easy on Dubya.  The former president did state he didn’t appreciate being called a racist by Kanye West.  And Kanye went in on Matt.  (Can’t we all just get along???)

Have you heard about the tragic and senseless death of Bobby Tillman?

As long as my taxes don’t change, President Obama is alright with me.

Ok, folks, that’s all I have time for today.  Feel free to share your own news or comment on one of the stories I’ve shared with you today!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!