My Phone Call with Tyra Banks

Yes, THE Tyra Banks. Know her? Victoria's Secret Angel, creator and host of America's Next Top Model, America's Got Talent, Eve from Life Size. My editor from the Dallas Observer had me do what they call a "phoner." Apparently, that's journalism talk for a phone interview. So, I got in contact with her people, and…

Covering a Rooftop Yoga Party with My Bestie

Thanks to that blogger friend I mentioned, Mai Lyn, I got in to a Sunset Silent Yoga event for free! The event was hosted by the Fitness Ambassadors, a group of like-minded fitness bloggers around Dallas. I also got to bring my BFF, who just so happens to be a yoga instructor! We felt very…

Learning Journalism: Getting Paid for my Blog Post

There was going to be a story about an antique bookstore posted here the other week, but instead it ended up on the Dallas Observer website. I'm a Fashion Media student at SMU, and while it sounds like something else, it really is a Journalism major. this is why I sometimes just tell people I'm…

Competing in a Best Friend Vs. Sister Challenge (things got weird)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL0M7OxiTmA&t=1s   Due to my compulsion to document everything (I'm a journalism major, give me a break!), the much-anticipated (mostly by Elaine who knew she would beat me) sister vs. best friend trivia challenge ensued.  Elaine has been my sister's best friend for over 10 years now, and along with her weirdly good memory and my weirdly…