Mar 13th 2010 10:06AM BBQ is a good standby, Cheddar and sour cream is good too.
Dec 8th 2009 9:57AM It's actually a VHS... I picked up a Body Bar video and bars for 5 dollars at Goodwill.
It's a good all-over video for when it's cold out or I am bored with what I am doing. It's also good for stress, I yell at the woman when she makes jokes about "oh I bet it hurts", and she keeps going like the bar is a feather.
Oct 23rd 2009 10:56AM I'd like to be able to run the whole path my bf and I have set out, uphill and everything.
Sep 5th 2009 7:04PM Perm/relaxer 1: 18? No, 19. I had one of those fancy Japanese thermal get-ups at the end of my freshman year of college, and it wasn't done all the way, so I ended up pretty Einsteiny. Whatever it was I did, my hair looks very healthy in pictures. Just a big shiny shock of hair.
Last relaxer: 2006?... uh 21? Going to school in a town where there aren't many salons that cater to my kind of hair leaves for making it easier just to grow the darn thing out. I was also too cheap to pay for it (even though it was my mom's money). Like you, I tended to get it done whenever I was home, in my mom's friend's kitchen. So it grew out, and I had crazy hair, because I now wanted braids, I was tired of the upkeep. I had braids in 8-06, so maybe my last relaxer was 3-06, which would actually make me 20. Sounds right, I probably got it done over spring break, it had grown a bit by the middle of April.
I once went to one "known for being black" salon looking for a wash and press, and the woman has the nerve to look at me and rudely say "oh no we don't do that here, we just do chemical stuff". Then she goes to play with my friend's blue-dyed hair. The reason my friend's hair is in such nice condition is because she's mixed, ffs. I didn't refer anyone I knew to that salon.
I went to Wal-mart, the cashier asked how long I'd been natural, and I looked at her like she was crazy, because I'd just given up and let it do its thing. I didn't think I was doing anything special. But I was glad she asked, because I'd been getting dirty looks from those of us with their hair relaxed. WTF. To be black, your hair needs to be chemically killed. :(
A few months ago, a friend asked why I wore my hair the way I do. That's the way it grows out of my head... isn't that why she wears hers the way she wears it?
I'm now torn between a relaxer and braids, but I don't want to pay for braids/weave or a relaxer/upkeep, and hooray for hair politics! I'm looking for a job, and sadly I'm certain that I will probably have to "tame" my hair to find anything decent(I was "the black girl" in my dept/year...) . I know if I go the chemical-death route, I can grow it out. I love my hair, but I'm ready for a change. I want what's on my head to be mine, and not have to worry about everything else that comes along with how I choose to do my hair.
Aug 24th 2009 1:03PM Around the house!
He'd probably wear it under snugger fitting shirts, though.
Jun 28th 2009 3:47PM First started reading joystiq? How long has it been around? I'm fairly certain I started reading it when it first started, and then took a break for a while when I wasn't so gamery.
Apr 9th 2009 11:11PM Ok, so the internet doesn't care. Nor does my brother nor my boyfriend nor my cousin.
Who would I show?
Maybe people in the ECE lounge. They all look like they could use a good distraction.
Apr 9th 2009 7:47AM Ok, so my brother isn't going to be excited.
I will have to find someone else to show it to. I guess I could take a picture of it and show it to the internets, via my blog-page-thing. That would be pretty nifty.
Apr 8th 2009 10:22AM Ok, so assuming that I somehow don't get to show it off to my cousin, say that I am just too darn excited and need to use it sooner, maybe I'd show it to my brother.
He wouldn't care. :(
Apr 7th 2009 12:46PM Who I would show it off to?
In all reality, probably my boyfriend.
But! At this point, I might just hide it in my purse, and open it up five minutes before I go to my cousins wedding, and rip it out then.