Where I've Been

July 24, 2008

in Music,News

It’s been a rough few weeks here at lizbdotscom. I’ve been everywhere doing everything, yet nowhere doing nothing. All at the same time. So, let me give an update to the few people who keep up with me on my pitiful little piece of cyberspace:

  1. I’ve been consulting on the side. Yes, cheating on all of you! I am a web/social media/technology consultant. It’s been fun so far, I have some super awesome great clients, and I have been learning so much. I love it. I will at some point launch a website for my consulting company. Right now, I am too busy doing the actual consulting work though.
  2. I am working with a startup. Those in the inner circle already got my e-mail telling them what I am up to. I will announce more details here, shortly. I promise!
  3. I went on “vacation”!! I put vacation in  quotes because it wasn’t a true vacation, I was so busy! I was in DC,  for my dear sorority’s 100 year anniversary celebration. Alpha Kappa Alpha worked it out in DC, ya’ll! This was my second national convention since I was initiated six years ago. It was lovely–the little piece I saw of it. Truthfully, I couldn’t take off enough vacation days to spend the whole time there, and I was in the middle of launching a site into beta while I was away. I did get some time to catch up with some of my prophytes, had a chapter reunion, saw some of my sands I haven’t seen in years, met and hung out with a soror  who is an avid reader of VerySmartBrothas (I’ll have to write a post on the experience of meeting your readers). I also spent some a lot of money on paraphernalia, and had the opportunity to spend some time with the BFF and his main squeeze. I still missed seeing some important people on this first round, but I think I am going to be back in DC in January, so hopefully I can finish the rounds then.
  4. I snuck a quick trip (24 hours) to NYC while I was on “vacation.”  Spent some time with some of my favorite people Where I've Been New York loves me, I tell you! I was in BK exiting a restaurant, when I heard somebody call out to me by my government name. Turns out one of my friends I hadn’t seen in years was walking by and saw me. Crazy. I thought he was in LA this whole time, but turns out he had moved to NYC since we lost contact. An iPhone restore gone bad has erased his number from my phone tho! LOL.*sigh*
  5. Let me not even go there with Apple right now. They deserve an entire entry over this whole new iPhone fiasco.
  6. I’ve been in a grouchy mood lately, and I realized it’s because I hadn’t heard any new music (I haven’t had time to look in my usual spots). I am back on the bandwagon though. Amanda Blank and The Cool Kids have revived me out of my funk. Check Amanda out on Santogold’s “I’m A Lady,” and take The Cool Kids’ Bake Sale for a spin.
  7. I recently gave a presentation called Blogging 101 for the local chapter of the NABJ. It was a great experience. Even though I have been blogging here and everywhere for the past five years, when you sit down to articulate your experiences and best practices to a new audience you realize there is an art to this whole blogging thing.

Now that everyone is thoroughly all up in my business, I think I’ll shut up now. New blog tagline courtesy of The Cool Kids. 

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Jeffrey Alexander Brathwaite July 25, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Hey Liz,
Congrats on the new venture into consulting, the startup, the 100 years of AKAdum (my sister was there as well http://tinyurl.com/57cu2z)
(http://tinyurl.com/5oeyzc)
We are both originally from the NYC… South Bronx
Sorry about your iPhone Dilemma,will definitely look up your music selection and going to do a similar presentation on Blogging in October.
Any tips to pass on?
All the best
JB

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Andre Blackman July 25, 2008 at 6:20 AM

Everyminute she’s hustlin hustlin hustlin….wow congrats on the consulting work Liz, no wonder you have been mad AWOL. Sorry I missed you when you were down in DC, I was actually walking around Chinatown when all yall AKAs were coming out of cars and cabs like crazy! Do you know Jyl Woolfolk by any chance? Anyhoo, thanks for the update. Gotta check out this Santogold and Cool Kids stuff, been hearing alot of buzz.

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Jennifer July 26, 2008 at 11:00 AM

Missed you! Waah! That means one day we will *bump* into each other. Sounds like you have been on the run which is typical of all of us and yes cheat cheat away! 8)
And you know I can help ya with the tunes!
I’ll twit ya!

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