Category Archives: The Internet


Family Love, Lost & Found: Our New Cousin Audrey

I recently discovered my genetic “roots” using the AncestryDNA kit and I blogged about the process and the results here. I don’t know how much that information will mean to me at any point in life, but it was a great experience and I’m glad I did it. I recommend it to anyone with the same burning curiosity as I had about...
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Dirty Pretty Love: 9 Important Tips for Successful Online Dating

In my last post, I told the story of how Online Dating worked for me and promised to share a few of the discoveries  I made during the process.  I learned so much in the time that I was on the site and I’ve been dying to share with people who may be contemplating taking a swim in the Internet Dating Pool....
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PBG True Story: I Found Love In A Hopeless Place…The Internet!

A few months ago, pics of me & a dude started showing up on my social media accounts.  Who was this mystery man? Where did he come from and WHY was the perennially single PBG posting pics of herself with some light-skinneded man?? Well, that man is My Boo and I got him on The Internet. For real!! Lemme tell y’all this...
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Let’s Connect: What’s Up With You & Instagram?

In the time that I was gone from Dirty Pretty Thangs (yes, I know I was gone for a VERY long time, but I was just gonna pretend that no one would notice), the social-networking photo sharing app Instagram blew UP! With 150 million daily active users posting pictures to share across the web, it’s one of the hottest things out on...
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#AshyLarry: When You Ain’t Right Within, It Shows Up On Your Skin

I’ve had scores of people ask me about my #AshyLarry hash tag on Twitter. “What does it mean?” “How did you come up with it?” “Why do you use it?” “You know Dave Chappelle came up with that first, right??” Yes, I do know Dave Chappelle came up with it first. The skit he wrote featuring Donnell Rawlings as “Ashy Larry” for...
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Tee Goes To College: UMES or Bust…The Wish List

So this baby girl of mine… Became this big girl of mine… And she will soon be leaving for college. College. The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Away from home and from Mommy & Family for the very first time ever. Am I worried? Nah…I’m not worried. Devastated because my baby is all growed-up? A little: Tee is leaving for college on 8/22....
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Gummy Soul Presents: “Fela Soul” by Amerigo Gazaway

Hello Dedicated Readers! Here’s a little gem I discovered in my travels along The Innanets earlier this week that I wanted to share with you all: I fell in love with it from the first listen. Two of my faves, Fela Kuti and De La Soul mashed up together expertly. Kudos to Amerigo Gazaway!!   From GummySoul.com: What do you get when...
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Infant Swag: Crown Royal Baby Booties

Can we talk about how this right here is a real thing???   Oh yes, it’s real. I saw this on Tumblr last night and thought it might be photoshopped. I mean…really. Who would make baby booties out of the Crown Royal bag?? WHO??? Some lady with an Etsy shop, apparently. These are a real thing that is happening in the world....
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Rip The Runway: Vogue, “Slave Earrings”? REALLY??

OK, Last week Nivea for men posted a wack-ass ad insinuating that black men with beards and afros were “uncivilized” and “didn’t give a damn”. It was just an asshole move on their part and after getting slammed for it in every corner of the World Wide Web, they took the ad down and issued an apology.  Fast forward to this week:...
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The Struggle: PBG & “Words With Friends”

You would think with all the books I read and all the wordsmithing I do here on Dirty Pretty Thangs that I’d be doing BIG THANGS on the widely popular online game “Word With Friends”, right? No indeed. I suck so bad at that game. No really, I am the worst. I’ve been playing Words With Friends since right after I got...
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