It has been six years since I had a perm. My first year of being natural, I would press my hair. But after I moved to Florida the humidity would create a lot of frizz in my hair. I started doing braid outs and twists out my freshmen and sophomore year of college. The first semester of my junior year, my hair was only in twists. Yesterday I decided to straighten my hair to see the growth because I was on the six month growth challenge. I only completely four months and I missed touching my hair. So, I did twist outs for three weeks.
My hair turned out great, my edges are really straight and I'm close to my hair goal. Maybe five inches away but I'm really happy. This is the longest my hair has grown. I have no idea what to do with it. It's getting frizzy fast because it's been a year since I straighten it. My hair has no chemicals, no weaves and the only color was from back in 2009. I will try to do a YouTube video on my hair care regiment. It is best to leave the hair only with low maintenance for at least a few months. Within these months moisturizing is key. Happy Holidays and for my college students rest well.
I will never pay thirty dollars to see an artist in a club venue again. I learned a lot last night. But here's some pictures in the mean time. Finals and christmas break, I have a lot to accomplish the next two weeks. Wish me luck!
The video is finally here for Wale's Lotus Flower Bomb featuring Miguel! I wish it was longer but great Poetic Justice reference in the beginning. And I nice twist at the end, good job Wale, Miguel, Bre Scullark and the director Taj. Check out the video, buy Ambition Tour ticket and purchase the album.
People analyze their
friends, it's natural. The world is made of relationships, just pure
connection. Sometimes we settle with own connections until we mentally and
physically become someone else. Everyone has the pit in their stomach, that
instinct for change but we let fear make us settle. We seek change in
little ways and accept the new people that enter our lives. But was this
person the change we craved: No, we just accepted them because they
accepted us. We need to accept ourselves, be true to our needs. Life is too
short, too unpredictable to be complacent. I've realized the importance each
day of doing what you feel, saying what you believe, and leaving people behind.
Seek the people that make you want to live, search for passionate people.
Search for people that are moving, breathing, living. Not people that let life
pass because both of you will let your life pass by. Never live wondering, only
live searching. Live Your Legend by Scott Dinsmore website is inspiration
for making new friends and changing your life.
Wale's album Ambition features the smooth ladies track, "Lotus Flower Bomb" with Miguel. Angie Ange radio personality and producer Pharoh Martin of WKYS 93.9, gets behind the scenes of Lotus Flower Bomb shot in Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks Angie and Pharoh for sticking through and getting the video because I have been waiting for behind the scenes clips, but now I have video. Wonderful!
Please support Wale and purchase the album!
Also, I can't wait to see him December 3, at 20/20 Nightclub in Tallahassee, FL. I hoping he's in town before the third because I want a picture to go along with the hat he signed last year.
Nefetari Dennard is the founder of Fuzzy Pineapple, a hand-made jewelry company in Tallahassee, FL. The grand opening of her store was a show of art; there were paintings, jewelry models, painted body art models, poets and various venders. Her store is located in Amen Ra's on 812 Macomb Street in Tallahassee, FL.
The theme for this event was sinfully sweet candy. I am an orange melting creampop!
Rihanna's "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris is uptempo, techno gaming song. Even though the song speaks about crazy young lovers who fight, engage in sex and drugs which leads to a break up; it's very entertaining. The relationship is up in down and most of all they're dangerous to each other hence when "we found love in a hopeless place". The video is shot like a movie and it reminds me a mini movie. I love the fashion in the video and it holds the attention of the viewer. I actually watched it twice. Tell me what you think!
From feeling sorry for myself to fighting inner battles of eczema and wondering why I'm not where I should be, I've made it. Everything that I've dreamed about and that I've felt I deserved is finally here. No, that doesn't mean my journey to my destiny has ended; it has just began. I am honestly happy not even content. My aura is exactly where I want it to be; the stars are aligned is such a cliche but it's my time. It has been a long time since I've felt so sure of myself but I'm in love with myself, my mind, my presence. I am beautiful! I'm trying to keep myself in this state of mind and whenever I trip or stumble I must remember this moment. My moment for life! In order to stay in this light, I've realized I need a reminder. A physical reminder that this is not the end, to remind myself that this is just a pebble to throw behind me, to remind myself to not build a wall but to knock it down. Some people use faith in god as a reminder. I do belief in god but I find it hard to interpret the bible because everyones' interpretations are different. Words to each person have different meanings. Thoughts are what people are made of, we are belief systems. Beliefs influence action and when beliefs change so do actions. "The Secret"(inspirational book & movie) makes even more sense to me at this present moment. Thoughts are everything and they are the beginning of everything. I know I wrote in one of a previous post about finding myself. I was battling my new thoughts and my old thoughts which lead to confusion. I knew what I wanted and where I should be but I could not find the correct mind state. I over analyzed a situation into an abyss, pretty soon my situation didn't exist. I was blocking myself building a wall with little pebbles and looking at a new situation with an old pair of glasses. This is why you come to a new situation with an open mind. An open mind clears all assumptions, negativity, hypothesis or encountering old situations again. The brain is a computer which constantly produces answers based on past experiences and comparing them to new situations. And that's the faulty part about the complexity of the brain. Sometimes when the brain gives solutions using the comparative method it can ruin the chances of a blessing. Leave the baggage at the door even though baggage can be used as a protection against evils; it can also block the good. Everything you do must open the mind, learn in abundance and make mistakes plenty. And keep moving forward no matter what!
I blame Amazon for not being able to wait until the album drops because they mailed it three days after it's debut and it was cracked. I thought the album would be mailed the day the album debut. So, my mistake I probably didn't read it correctly. But, this was extremely unprofessional the way it was package; there was no bubble wrap, just a cd in a cardboard box. I was so upset about the crack that I didn't even bother opening it. The crack seriously ruined my Cole countdown and all the pubing for the album. Amazon was gracious enough to send me another copy in bubble wrap free of charge. So all my readers make sure Amazon sends all cds in bubblewrap.
I know I said in my previous post that a true fan of Cole would wait until the album the album drops to listen but I couldn't help. I blame YouTube and their related and recommended videos. Cole World showed up as soon as I logged into YouTube. I shook my head as I clicked on the link. It blew my mind and I grinned; Cole World you did not disappoint me. The production is beautiful especially if it's blasting from the speakers. I could tell Cole has improved and I'm so proud of him. Production wise my favorite song is Rise and Shine. Lyrically, my favorite top songs starting at number seven: Cole World, Sideline Story, Nobody's Perfect, Breakdown, Daddy's Little Girl(actually not on the album), and Rise and Shine.
Punch Lines For Top Seven Songs
7. Cole World
I see my sh*t all in your sh*t, we call that imitation
And they say that's flattering, but I ain't flattered at all.
I got the type of shit that make a hater say sorry
B*tch, I made this in the crib, watchin' Belly
Eatin' peanut butter jelly, what the f*ck the niggas tell me
They say I'm takin' long, I tell em patience is a virtue
I'm goin' all out and b*tch I never had a curfew.
Rappers show me love, I wonder what it could be
I think they scared of me, and they should be
The slow tempo intro and speeding up to the chorus really drives the song. It's sounds like it could be a song in a cypher but it's more low key. The song opens with J. Cole appreciating the love from fans and his success of finally completely the album by saying "I think it's gonna be a hell of a night, a hell of a night. So we could do whatever you like"Cole addresses his career as an artist and gaining his respect from other rappers. He talk about peers pressuring him to hurry up with the album. His reply to peers urgency is patience is a virtue. Cole also addresses rappers copying him and says he is not flattered at their imitation.
6. Sideline Story
I put my heart and soul in this game, I'm feelin' drained
Tired of comin' up short, f*ck abbreviate
Lookin' at rappers like "what the f*ck you got a deal for?! "
When I was assed out with my funds low
It's nice to know I had the whole world at my front door
And my lines is designed from the heart
Young Simba been a lion from the start
Cole continues the basketball theme with "Sideline Story." Cole dicusses the complications of trying to make it off the bench and get into the game. He talks about the urgency of making it in the business and peoples doubting his goals. The song is mellow with pianos and drums. Cole has several stories in this record but the flow so well.
I will finish the album review soon but check out the video below!
Here is the letter that Troy Davis penned to supporters:
I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.
As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.