the ugly duckling…

“I don’t have any ugly friends…”

Did you just say that to yourself? Unless your friends include Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, Rashida Jones, Bridgett Kelly, and Zulay Henao (If so please introduce me as that is my fave five right now), you DO have an ugly friend. You may think your friends are the best friends ever (when they in fact aren’t because they are female). You may think they are a group of the most beautiful people you have ever met (meet more people). Your friends are beautiful on the inside which is all that matters (not until we figure out how to flip people inside out). You are probably saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it can be a shallow/superficial topic (you definitely have an ugly friend or it may be you).

Now that we got that out of the way, I don’t think there is anything wrong with having that one caterpillar that hasn’t quite become a butterfly in the crew. I agree that looks aren’t always everything (just days that end in “y”).  In the end, I think you should surround yourself with people you trust, love, and enjoy. BUT I do have a few issues with you having that “ruff ryder” in your crew. Actually it has less to do with her (or even how she looks) and more to do with your crew’s actions. Read more of this post

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drunk on vegas…

I currently have three trips planned for Las Vegas this summer. While most people would see this as a good thing, I’m apparently not most people.

It is safe to say if Vegas and I described our relationship (on Facebook), we’d go with “It’s complicated.”

My most memorable (& vaguely remembered) experience happened earlier this year.

Here is the scenario:

+ Arriving on a Tuesday

+ 30 hours in Vegas before flying to Chicago

+ Speaking at conference followed by work meetings/dinner

Needless to say all of my usual Vegas concerns were put to rest. How much trouble could I get into? Answer: Hella. Read more of this post