How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
The popularity of retro TV shows like Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Vegas, and the buzz surrounding the summer release of the much anticipated The Great Gatsby, the retro look continues to increase in popularity as more women are sporting the hot fashions and hairstyles from a bygone era.
After the overwhelming response from the previous post , I decided to pick the brains of some men and collected their thoughts and feelings about their marriage relationships. Before I share those quotes I want to share some information from a book I used in my research called “For Women only: what you need to know about the inner lives of men” by Shaunti Feldhahn. She conducted a series of surveys asking men about
their private lives. (Don’t worry ladies, this book was published in the last few years, not 1955) She uncovered some very interesting insights. I will share some here. (She interviewed 100 men to collect this data.)
Small, intimate gatherings give an excellent opportunity for the single men to observe your domestic skills in entertaining and interacting as a hostess (don’t worry, no one is trying to push you back to the 50’s) If you can’t cook, don’t worry,you can always cheat!
I am beginning to believe that “home economics” (keeping and running a household) ties in VERY closely with the ability to attract a quality mate.
Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django: Unchained has stirred a lot of different thoughts, feelings, opinions and emotions in people; about slavery, Django killing so many white people on screen, gun control, etc. but the feedback I found the most interesting was some of the commentary regarding the Broomhilda character played by Kerry Washington from black women. I want to address three questions/comments that are a conglomeration of the multitude of comments regarding this key character.
The holiday season is again upon us and during this season many of us will either be hosting a fabulous party or two or the guest of one. Whether you are the guest or the host/hostess, being gracious is the key to having a good time and enjoying the festivities. Regardless on what side of the table you stand consider the following suggestions for smooth flowing festivities.
Is Snooki the best we can do for a role model these days?
This post is in response to the overwhelming feedback to my previous post in regards to graciousness in competition. The objective was not to project anyone in a negative light but to shed light on the importance of knowing how to deal with people graciously in competition and uncomfortable situations. The responses that followed expressed a myriad of personal thoughts and feelings on the matter but with the exception of a few, the majority of commenters various responses focused on three areas (as one commenter pointed out) and I find that if we defend these stances they will do us more harm than good.
When necessary don’t be afraid to use it.
I have learned by experience that because people are always watching you and making internal judgments, it is wise to be aware of your outward presentation. The little things can send a big message.
“What is this love affair that many black women have with dysfunction and misery? So dedicated to this non-sense that they will not only do anything to defend it, they will attack any woman with resentment and hostility who seeks out more positive alternatives.”
Jetez un oeil et apprendre et quelque chose …
The “E” word means more than just knowing how to be a snoot.
Think fast! Know the proper way to eat a plate of pasta?
“You don’t call, you don’t write…”