Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm A Weave/Wiggaholic too Joy!!!...Lol

The letter below is an Essence blog written by actress Joy Bryant, who I just gained a tremendous amount of respect for....Enjoy...

The Tracks Of My Weave

Ouch! My tailbone really hurts when I sit on hard surfaces or slouched down in a chair for too long. That’s what I get from busting my butt from too much snowboarding. It makes it really hard to sit in a salon chair for hours on end getting my weave hooked up.
But oh, how we suffer for beauty...I must bring a pillow next time.

As the threads of the grown-out tracks were being snipped, I broke out my laptop and began my ritualistic daily web search. I go from news of the day to articles/blogs about the news of the day, ending up on entertainment/gossip/fashion stuff.
But that day, something caught my attention and trumped all of the glowing reviews of President Obama’s health care speech:

It was Tyra’s hair.

National Real Hair Day? I missed that one...In fact, on National Real Hair Day, I was calling Extensions Plus in L.A. to make sure they had enough of the 20” "relaxed roots" texture hair that I love oh so much (and that keeps selling out like crazy!), and making an appointment to get my hair, I mean, my weave, hooked up.

So Tyra, while I didn’t take part in your observance, I just want to say: "WOW!" You are such a brave woman for breaking the chains that bound you since your teenage years! What courage that took, for you to expose yourself to millions of people! Such fearlessness!
Oh, how I wish I had the guts to do that. I guess I’m much too much of an insecure, self-loathing Negro for all that self-acceptance foolishness.
I’m glad we got down to solving the mystery of what’s under your lace-front, though. I mean seriously, it was "THE" question that has perplexed the world over. And now we see that there’s a beautiful head of hair underneath it all, hair that was surprisingly relaxed and ready for the world. Whodathunkit?! If I had the same length and fullness of hair that you have, I might take my weave out too.

Ha!!!! I’m just playing! Even if I DID have your "real" hair, I’d still be wearing a few tracks or clip-ons up in there.


Because I’m straight weave fo life, kid!!!

Ima ride ride wit this weave, die die with this weave!!

Let me break it down for you:
See, I loooooove taking new hair out of the bag, combing through it with my fingers, holding it up with my two hands, and burying my face in it. Mmmm, mmmm, mmm! Nothing like a new batch of zig-zag curly to get your self esteem out of the dumps!

The feeling of getting my hair, I mean, my weave done over. I feel human again. I feel sexy. I feel powerful. It makes me makes me makes feel like a natural woman!!!

I can be whatever, whoever I want to be with the stroke of a sewing needle...

With long brown tresses and a tan, I’m Pocahontas, 'cause I got Indian in my family. With easy waves, I AM bohemian rhapsody goddess personified. And now that I got blond highlights! What!? I know I look like Beyonce! You can’t tell me nothing! Uh oh, uh oh...
And then I looked up from my computer, and caught a glimpse in the mirror of my head minus the long weavy locks. I looked crazy! Awww hell naw! I looked over at the new batch of hair sitting off to the side waiting to join forces with me. Damnit, I’m trapped, I thought to myself. I can’t let it go. I am powerless over it. Just when I think I’m done, it pulls me back in!

Now I guess I can get help for my self-loathing addiction.
I can learn to accept myself in my entirety. I can emancipate myself from that which keeps me locked-up. I can embrace the natural state of things.

Yup, I can do all of that…

But don’t hold your breath!

Hi, my name is Joy, and I’m a weave-a-holic.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Khloe Kardashian...Odom IS A FREAKING GENIUS!!!

Now no my blog is not a gossip blog or even an entertainment blog, but I just couldn't go the day without discussing my dear Khloe...the smartest woman in the world today.

Khloe...Khloe...Khloe. I'm sure by now you all know that Khloe Kardashian, the second most recognizable of the Kardashian girls has married Lamar "Laker" Odom after only one month of dating. Now I don't know about you guys, but I can't stand to date a man for more than a month..something about them starts to irk me and there goes the end of that, so I applaud Khloe and everyone else on that. If after a month you can still stomach the person you've been kissing and hand holding with, more power to just might work.

I personally have a preference over Khloe to the other girls because she seems to have more spunk, more of a personality.Aside from that though she's doing something right because to marry a man within a month and a Laker at that, girl BRAVO! And I heard that there's no prenup. Cha-ching!

I don't know much about this Lamar Odom and I never heard anything about him as far as gossip is concerned( I YBF and Wendy Williams everyday, How you doin?) , aside from him being linked to Taraji P.Henson , who might I add has been with alot of fine eligible young chocolate, but for whatever reason hasn't been able to get any of them to put a ring on it...Hmmmmm...., but I digress...

I've also heard that Lamar was with his baby mama for 12 years and have 2 children together...I know she mad! Wouldn't even let the children attend the wedding...SMH

Anyway, congrats Khloe and Lamar. Khloe I'm waiting on your book to come out...let me know how it's done...I'm getting older..LOL


Friday, September 25, 2009

LSAT Tomorrow..

Feeling pensive, excited...and cool all at the same time...Trying not to do 2 much.Reviewing strategies and my favorite questions.Appreciating everyones support and well wishes. I'm in the zone...I'll let you guys know how it went.... 170 U say? 2!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

"When you bring a lot to the table, you can’t be with someone who is half-stepping"
- Chilli (TLC), on why she's so picky.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Poetry Post

Just some words to keep myself going.. written by yours truly...

Keep going two steps forward never one back.
Love yourself , don't be so quick to react
That great love will come, for now do what you know
True love will blossom, and surely grow
I know I'm missing something not sure if it's him
Gotta keep being true to me; follow my heart
And what's within.....

Jigga..Hov...I'm Fiending! Need I need a 165 on this LSAT..

Great weekend with the onto the next few weeks..crunch time and lots of events including my 23rd Bday..YAY!!!

But my focus right now really is this test and the dun da da...Jay-Z concert this Friday...need tix like water...someone help ...PlZ,lol!