Behind-the-scenes tales of a recovering DC lawyer-lobbyist turned LA TV/Film writer-producer... who still uses a lot of footnotes.

My Last Scandal Blog

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Peep This Wisdom From the Class of 1937

In honor of my late grandmother…

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Guess Who’s One of Young & Hungry’s Top 100 Writers on the Verge!

Meeee!!!

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I’m on TV Again!

I took over one of our segments while Chelsea took a knee…

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OMG, I’m a TV Writer!

It’s official!!

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Guess Who Got Hired to Write for Kevin Hart?

Meeeeeeee!!!!

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I’m on TV!

Mamaaaa!!!

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West Hollywood Magazine Thinks I’m Stylish

The time I got stopped on the street and asked to smile for the cameras…

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Update: Fighting the Good Fight (Part II)

Remember when I fought the good fight for free tortilla chips with a bad Yelp review and won…

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Fighting The Good Fight

How one woman (me) fought a restaurant about free tortilla chips and won…

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How-to-Half-ass Halloween

What do you wear to a Halloween party when you just don’t give a damn?

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My Mom Wants Me to FAX My Résumé to The View

My mother is a big fan of The View, but she’s an even bigger fan of me…

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I Google Images of Nachos When I’m Stressed

Try it.

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Summer 2014 Officially Ended Yesterday

I have very little to show for having been alive all summer.

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Sometimes When You Need a Win, Bacon Will Do

I had a rough day. I just wanted some bacon.

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Love and Hip Hop Comes to Hollywood…

First they came for New York…

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The Ebony Alert

After the third stranger stopped me to ask, “When did you move to the neighborhood?” It hit me. I must be the only black woman living in a 1-mile radius. And my neighbors have lost their collective shit.

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Nobody Who Calls at 6 A.M. Has Anything Good to Say

I woke up this morning to a 6 a.m. phone call from my 20-year-old cousin who wanted to know if he could borrow $500 to buy a ticket to see Beyonce. He would pay me back when he gets paid.

(Um, no.)

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Natural Selection Weeds Out People Like Me

Three months ago, I had a severe allergic reaction to Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, which caused my body to go up in flames in the middle of a Writers Guild reception. Then my head swole up like a cankle…

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The DMV Almost Broke Me

I thought the process of becoming a legit California driver would be so simple. I was wrong. I’ve been riding dirty for the past two months…

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It’s Been a Year!

I arrived in Los Angeles exactly one year ago today! On April Fools’ Day. This is my “Year-End Review.”

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Dear Google, “Can You Get Crabs From a Ferret?”

Here is a list of Google searches I conducted while writing scripts.

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#AddaWordRuinaMovie: The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had on Twitter

This weekend, #addawordruinamovie started trending on Twitter. The premise is simple. You add a word to a movie title that would change the movie for the worst. Millions of people around the globe joined the fun. Since I threw hours down this hole instead of working towards meeting one of the half-dozen writing deadlines looming over my head…#AddaWordRuinaMovie Blog!

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My First Writers Room Gig Recap

So I recently wrapped my first job working in a Writers Room!

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15 Things I’ve (Over)shared on First Dates

Since you (the reader) and I are in the process of getting to know each other, this feels a lot like a first date. So here are 15 things I’ve shared on a first date…

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Swanky Gig Blog

Last Friday night, I had my first corporate gig. Woot! It was super swanky. Here is the quick and dirty…

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The Woman Who Raised Me Is Nuts

Last weekend, I met my mother in Vegas for a family reunion. Over our four days together, my mother confirmed what I’ve always known: SHE’S NUTS!

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He Took My Mashed Potatoes

Because I’m new to LA, a number of friends have generously offered to introduce me to their friends who also live here. As a result, I’ve found myself on a number of “play dates.” But just because I live within a 25 mile radius of someone you once met during a layover at LaGuardia does not mean we need to know one another. Here’s what happened…

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Off the Grid

There is something really wonderful about moving away from everyone you know to a place where you know virtually no one. This inaugural anonymity only lasts for so long because you can only be new to a city once. So I’ve been off the grid.

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What Day Is It?

I’m unemployed or not in school for the first time since I was 2. And I’ve become a total bum.

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Life is Once

On April Fools’ Day 2013, just a year shy of eligibility for partnership at my swanky Washington, D.C. law firm, I packed my things and moved across the country to Los Angeles to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a TV writer…

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