Crazy Question: Should Social Media Affect Your Career???

Hello Everyone!

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I know you all have heard this classic story at your place of employment: An employee tweets about how their boss is being a witch. The company finds out about the tweet and before Friday, the employee is being escorted out of the building.

Or, you probably have heard of this story: An employee decides to post pictures from a fun,crazy night in the club on Facebook. Those pictures of them grabbing their BFF's butt as well as them making out with that random dude at the bar gets into the wrong hands and before you know it, the Human Resource department calls that employee into their office.

Throughout my young life, I have heard MANY horror stories about how social media led to the downfall of some one's career. Some companies have even created departments that focus solely on monitoring the social media activity of the company, including what their workers are posting, tweeting, instagraming, foursquaring,etc. (I bet you didn't know that, huh? Makes you think twice about making that picture of you in pum pum shorts your default pic?)

However, is it right for companies to go to this extreme? Social media is suppose to be a platform to say what you want, when you want. So, should our careers be affected by our freedom of booty poppin' on a handstand? Should we be afraid of expressing ourselves on our own twitter page? Should men not be the mayor of Sue's Revendous on Four Square because they might loose their job?

I can argue for and against this practice but what do you think? Should your latest social media status jeopardize your employment status?


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Sunday Tea: You Can't Always Get What You Want......You Get What You Need

Good Morning Boys and Girls!

In life, we are always taught to strive for the impossible. In college, people would stay up until the wee hours of the morning studying in order to achieve an A on a test. In our career, people will work hard in order to achieve great success.  In our relationships, people work to maintain the strength of their romance in order to have a long lasting love.

In everything that we do, we put 110% into it because we know that the outcome will be great but what happens when you put your all into something and the results aren't what you want?

I consider myself to be a modified perfectionist. I always want everything to work out the way that I want it to. I give my all into everything that I do but sometimes, the results aren't that great. Why does that happen, you ask? Is it a waste of time to put your effort into things?

My answer is simple: "What we might want in our lives might not be what we need in our lives." The Universe has a funny way of placing us into certain situations that we never saw coming. Students fail an exam.  People lose their jobs. Relationships break up. Friends lose contact with each other. All these situations might occur when we least expect it but in order for change and growth to occur, something drastic needs to happen. We are not "wasting our time" in life when bad things happen, it is the universe way of showing us to take a different path in our to gain want we truly deserve.

So, I challenge all of you out there in Crazy Land to never be discourage when things don't go your way. Everything happens for a reason so take the lesson that you learn from the situation, compare and contrast and move forward.

Namaste :-)

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Crazy Cocktail: Cocktail Under 150 Calories!!!!!!

Hello there!

Like every woman in the world, my New Year's Resolution for 2012 is to get back into my shape and regain my abs of steel! I've cut back on fatty foods. I drink tons of water and I'm working out like a solider! However, there's one thing standing in my path to a six pack and that is...........ALCOHOL.

Ever since my college days, my love for vodka has blossomed into something grand. However, the amount of calories that are packed into a cocktail are equivalent to a Snickers bar and can hurt your wasteline tremendously.

However, after much research, I've find found a cocktail that not only is delicious but IT'S UNDER 150 CALORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *e-flips*

This modified take on a mojito taste amazing and you won't have to worry about popping out of your freakum dress. :-)

Try it out and let me know what you think!

 Slushy Watermelon Mojitos (Recipe Via My )

5 cups cubed seeded watermelon

1 cup sparkling water, chilled
3/4 cup white rum
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 1 (6-ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate, undiluted
Mint springs (optional) Lime slices (optional) $

  1. Arrange watermelon in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze 2 hours or until completely frozen.
  2. Combine frozen watermelon, sparkling water, rum, mint, and limeade in a blender; process until smooth.
  3. Garnish with mint sprigs and lime slices, if desired. Serve immediately.
And for those who don't believe that it's under 150 calories, check the stats :-): (Nutrition Facts via My )

Amount per serving:

Calories: 119
Calories from fat: 3%
Fat: 0.4g
Saturated fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
Protein: 0.7g
Carbohydrate: 17.5g
Fiber: 0.6g
Cholesterol: 0.0mg
Iron: 0.3mg
Sodium: 2mg
Calcium: 11mg


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Tuesday Grooves: "Seven Whole Days"

I know that I'm not the only person who says this but I MISS R&B MUSIC!!!!!!!! I know that R&B is still around but today's music sounds more like techno then R&B. I miss R&B songs that make you cry, sing-a-long and basically act a fool when you are sitting at your desk at work because you love the song so much!

Here is a classic song that never gets old to me. If you bust out singing at your cubicle, I won't judge you :-)

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Tuesday F*ckery: Undercover "Stupid H@es"

Hola Mis Amigos!

This morning during my daily gossip blog browsing session, I stumbled upon Nicki Minaj's new video "Stupid Hoe".  In the trash video, Nicki was spitting about her distaste for hoes and the usual "I'm the boss" lyrics. However, what caught my attention were the hundreds of comments in response to the song.

Viewers verbally ripped the video to shred saying that the video was "degrading" and how Nicki ain't.....(you know what I mean). I find it truly hilarious to see the "haters" hate because the same people who watched the 3:30 minute video will be the same individual dropping it like its hot in the club screaming at the top of their lungs that this song is their "jam."

Have you ever noticed that it's always the ones who show the most animosity towards an individual, supports them the most all in the same breath?

Case in point: The Kardashian Family

I've read many blog entries, Facebook statuses and tweets about how they can't stand the family. However, those particular individuals will tune into E! Network to watch "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" or they will buy the latest gossip magazine to read the "explosive tell-all story" about the family. It's as if hating on celebrities is now the new form of admiring them.

To be perfectly honest, when I first listened to Nicki's new song, I thought my ears were going to bleed. However, I have no shame to admit that if I hear "Stupid Hoe" in the club and I've drank one too many vodka cranberries, I will be in the middle of the dance floor twerking it to this very same song.

The point is, it makes absolutely no sense to hate on an individual if you're going to secretly support them in the end. At the end of the day, you look like a "stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe".

That is all. Continue with your day.....

If you haven't seen the video, check out the video below:

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Monday Crazy Music: Electric Relaxation

Good Morning Boys and Girls!!!!

It's a rainy Monday in NYC but that doesn't mean the work day is cancelled ::sigh::.  As everyone settle into their cubicles for another week of mayhem work, vibe out with this classic song that will get you into the right frame of mind!

Thank me later :-)

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Sunday Tea: Hate on Me :-)

"I asked God to protect me from my enemies and then I started losing friends"

After two years of being out of college, I've realized one major lesson: the higher you climb up the corporate ladder, the smaller your support team gets.

As you grow, you learn to deal with the side eye and judgments of former friends. You learn that as your job title changes so will the title of your relationships with friends, family and even a significant others.

As sad as that might sound, it actually isn't all that bad. In life, any successful person knows that you have to lose certain things in order to gain. That being said, it comes with the territory when friends that you use to go out with all the time now avoids you because they feel that you are "bougie". It comes with the territory when family members don't speak to you anymore because you didn't give them the $500 to pay their rent.

So, I challenge everyone to embrace their loses and focus on their growth. Everything happens for a reason so keep your head up and watch your stock rise! :-)

And for the people who are mad at you because you are growing, decidate this song to them and let them know you appreciate their time :-)

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Guess Who's Bizzack?!?!?!?!

I'm baaaaaaack!!!!!!!!!!

After two years, a new career, a new relationship status, a gain(and a lost) in friends and lost in money courtesy of SallieMae, the lady is back!!!!!

I needed to take a break from CPL because life happened. Being an adult is hard so I wanted to get a better understanding of adulthood before coming back. However, I must say, it feel so good to be home!!!

Now that we have all that taken care of....let the madness begin!!!!!!

2012 is the year that the Crazy Lady!!!! Let's go :-)

 “I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.”  - Jay-Z

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