EP16: Your Vivid HD Life

It’s episode 16, ya’ll. Over the last week, Shells had a little run-in with a tollbooth while trying to pick up a sick child. Irene is in love with summer, trying to reconcile her feelings about the stair master, and successfully tweet threatening AT&T.

When it comes to Ellen, one of us is amused by Ellen’s recent “You’re Welcome Wednesdays”, while the other is digging a lot of the novelty gear in The Ellen Shop.

This week’s Would You Rather completely threw Irene for a loop! Hit us up on Twitter or Facebook and let us know which you would rather: Always be overdressed or always be underdressed. @FSGPodcast #FSGWYR

Water Cooler News includes the re-opening of the US & Cuba embassies, a couple more “National _____ Days” for your celebratory pleasure, an interesting extra credit question that addresses the “fear of missing out”, and we then get into quite a discussion about this Nicki Minaj & Taylor Swift … thing.

This week’s Plug of the Week is In My Own Lane Events. Kianna Lane is the CEO & Founder of In My Own Lane Events, as well as a mother and entrepreneur. As she began to build her businesses, she quickly learned that she could accomplish more with a valuable network, so she started to bring together many of her entrepreneur friends to collaborate, support, and encourage each other. The result was the birth of In My Own Lane Events where they host events designed to bring businesses together to build one another up. Planning for September is currently underway for events in the metro-Atlanta area. Contact In My Own Lane at InMyOwnLaneEvents@gmail.com and like their page on Facebook for more information and upcoming events.

Let’s Talk About It this week, is a discussion about the desire for and dangers of validation, especially on social media. We learn that Shells is deeply impacted by ultra-perfect IG pictures…eh, she’s a work in progress.

 

A Philly native and R&B maven is delighting Irene’s Beats, and her story to stardom is our Eye Spy Inspiration. That’s all we have, until next week! See you then!

(Recorded July 23, 2015)

 

EP15: What’s Success?

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!

This week, Shells was fighting the downpours, wrangling children, and feeling accomplished about taking her coffee black. Irene and her Sammies wrapped up their season, so more time can be committed travel…which she is booking 1 one-way flight at a time.

And we have a new addition to the FSG family… our new and official intro! We hope you like it, ’cause we just love it! 🙂

While Ellen’s rockin out with Gap Kids, Irene does not want us not forget, #IreneEllenDanceBattle will happen this year!

Would you rather live in an ordinary home in an extraordinary place or live in an extraordinary home in an ordinary place? We want to hear from you. Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter @fsgpodcast #FSGWYR

Water Cooler News this week includes the tragic and suspicious “death” of Sandra Bland, the Chattanooga, TN military site shootings, a summary of the ESPYs, the Birdman/Young Thug/ Weezy craziness, the verdict in the 2012 Colorado movie theatre shooting, the epic fail named “Amazon Prime Day“, and a few fun National “______” Day that will get you through the week.

This week’s Plug Of The Week is The Urbane Group. Urbane caters to the cultured young professional – after traditional business hours. Urbane is a lifestyle experience that infuses unparalleled customer service with social sophistication. Headquartered in Washington, DC, The Urbane Group is operating in more than seven major cities. To begin your experience experience, visit www.urbaneworldwide.com

Cocktails 2 Connect is a signature happy hour series of Urbane. It’s an after-work social event that provides a platform for young professionals under 40 to network with one another in a cosmopolitan environment. This event series has successfully expanded to Washington, DC, Chicago, IL,  Houston, TX and most recently, Charlotte, N.C. In less than five years, C2C has help connect over 100,000 people. See more details at cocktails2connect.com.

This week, we discuss how success is measured, how the definition has changed, and what it means to us today.

A Tallahassee hero is in Irene’s Beats this week, and a simple encouragement at the gym inspired Shells for Eye Spy this week!

As always, we’d love to hear from you! Let us know what you think of the new intro and the progression of the show overall! We can’t thank you enough for the support and feel free to continue to spread the good FSG word!

We’ll see you next week.

Irene & Shells

 

 

EP14: Diddy Boppin?

We took a lil’ break … but we’re back. Here’s the most important thing that we learned during our time away: We are much better together than we are apart. Shells continues to enjoy her new Midwest life: eating ribs at festivals and learning the horse racing game and such. Irene took her ridiculousness to Miami. Her mom was elated to see her and some of Irene’s friends have no concept of being on time. Oh, and the theme music for Irene’s softball game is “Flicka Da Wrist” #GoSammies #petty

Ellen’s only boyfriend, Tayt, had a successful heart transplant surgery! YAY Tayt! We continue to pray for your recovery! And in other Ellen joy, there’s a perfect way to keep your ice cream from melting through the bottom of your waffle cone. #YoureWelcomeWednesdays

We know you’ve missed your weekly Would You Rather pondering, so here it is, good people: Would you rather be able to talk with all animals or be able to speak all foreign languages. As always, we want to hear from you. Hit us up @FSGPodcast #FSGWYR

So…. we are playing catch up around the water-cooler this week. Here’s what you should (already) know:

Donald Trump is still crazy as hell. South Carolina lawmakers voted to, and subsequently, removed the confederate flag from the Capitol Grounds. Congress, however, lost their minds while trying to address the use of confederate flag on federal properties. Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick have broken up. Ariana Grande licked donuts for sale to the public for fun. 3 major IT glitches in 1 day. Wow. And the Bill Cosby story just keeps getting worse. Are you surprised?

FSG PLUG OF THE WEEK! This week we have the esteemed honor to plug the “Queen Like Me” book and reading program. Queen Like Me is part of a budding non-profit education initiative that teaches history to kids.

QUEEN LIKE ME: THE TRUE STORY OF GIRLS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD is a vibrant and adventurous learning experience that invites readers to explore the courageous and dazzling stories of 15 authentic women leaders of the past and present whose contributions to the world are captured in the form of rhyme!  A dynamic array of women (including Queen Nefertiti, Coretta Scott King and First Lady Michelle Obama) are featured!

Check their website queenlikeme.com and follow them Instagram @queenlikeme4kidz and FaceBook @QueenLikeMe.

This week in “Let’s Talk About It”, we talk about some of the most notable breaking news over the last couple weeks, including Obama’s Best Week Ever (SCOTUS Same Sex Marriage ruling and Amazing Grace Eulogy). #BlackGirlsRock, especially Bree Newsome & Misty Copeland. Then there is our BET Awards recap and a few words about FSU quarterback’s De’Andre Johnson nightclub brawl … with a woman.

Irene’s dancing spirit led her to the fun, summery music of D.R.A.M.  This week’s Eye Spy Inspiration is courtesy of our boo, Ellen!

Enjoy and see you next week!

 

 

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