Friday, June 22, 2007

Two random things I just remembered…

And they can be added to my 10 things about me list.

1. I got knocked down by a car once.
I was holding my first born who was 6 months old at the time.
The driver didn’t see me because he was busy talking to the people in the backseat.
I saw him coming at me and couldn’t move out of the way in time.
So I turned my body away from the car while hugging my baby on me.
I hugged his head and held him close to my body.
When the car hit me I fell to the ground and ended up with some cuts and bruises.
Nothing happened to my baby though.

2. When I was about 7 months pregnant with my first born, I got locked in the bathroom stall at work.
The lock on the stall had been giving trouble for several weeks and we had told them about it but no one took us on.
I used to avoid going into it.
But this particular day, I had to pee really badly and it was the only stall available.
So I got in, peed, and could not get back out.
While I’m not claustrophobic, I don’t particularly like being in small places.
No one else was in the stall and this was in the days before every Tom, Dick and Harry had a cellphone with them at all times, so no one knew I was locked in.
I took some tissue, wiped the floor just inside the door and the floor just outside and slid under.
Then I washed my hands and went and reported the locked stall to the supervisor.

No stories about my second son because I was more careful then. LOL.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Small update...

As some of you may know, when it comes to Carnival I take my feteing and partying VERY seriously.

I am the one who organises the where we going? who playing in dat? how much fuh tickets? etc. And most times when people cannot find tickets or tickets have been sold out or just decide last minute where they want to go, I am the one they call.

So to this end, for Carnival 2008, I WILL be the one to call esp for those last minute feters.
Working on the blog layout stay tuned for more info on that.

Also in the works is FAB!Carnival Boots by Afro Chic...
Working on a business plan as we speak/type... :D

Monday, June 18, 2007

Is natural hair back in style?

This was the question posed to me by a woman last Friday.

I was minding my own business as per usual, on my way to a meeting and this woman stops me to ask, "Is natural hair back in style or something?"

The look on my face probably said it all, cause she quickly added, "because you're the third person today who I've noticed with their hair natural and it looks so nice. One was in a ponytail and one was like yours (mine was in my usual for work, a huge afro puff)."

She then went on to explain to me that her hair is natural as well (she had in braids) and she just didn't know how to wear her hair or what to do with it, as it was thicker when she was younger and now it's a lot finer etc etc etc.
Being the ever gracious Afro Chic that I am (LOL), I told her that for me going natural wasn't about style and was more about just getting rid of my relaxer and spending money to go do my hair every 6 weeks.

I told her also that there are lots of resources on the internet that she could go to and get lots of information on what to do with her hair. I suggested the only two I could remember off the top of my head Motown Girl (which helped me out a LOT in the earlies and even now) and AfroBella.
The woman seemed extremely grateful to have her question answered and kept gazing at mine and telling me how beautiful it looked.
I finally had to excuse myself cause he was going to make me late for my meeting.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Let's wait and see...

I love reading blogs about people's experiences with their natural hair.

It's especially helpful on days like today when I feel like cutting off my hair. Yes again.

The last time I cut off all my hair (big chop #I've lost ocunt) was in October last year.

Since last colouring it about 3 weekends ago, I've decided to give it a rest from the colour for a while.

My hair's texture is just not feeling right somehow these days, and I think it's because of the colouring.

So I'll give it a rest and wait and see.

Some hair blogs I discovered recently: