March 27, 2010

While perusing different sites, I happen to read part of an interview given by First Lady Michelle Obama, who was featured on Glamour magazine.

"Cute’s good. But cute only lasts for so long, and then it’s, Who are you as a person? That’s the advice I would give to women: Don’t look at the bankbook or the title. Look at the heart. Look at the soul. Look at how the guy treats his mother and what he says about women. How he acts with children he doesn’t know. And, more important, how does he treat you? When you’re dating a man, you should always feel good. You should never feel less than. You should never doubt yourself. You shouldn’t be in a relationship with somebody who doesn’t make you completely happy and make you feel whole. And if you’re in that relationship and you’re dating, then my advice is, don’t get married.”

I know I'm late in posting this but I just had to share it with all of my readers.

The First Lady hit the nail right on the head. This sounds exactly like the advice that my mom has been constantly drumming into my head throughout the years.

  • "If a man doesn't respect his mother, he probably won't respect you."
  • "You can tell what kind of man he is, based on how he treats the waiter."
  • "How does he react when people, who are less fortunate, ask him for food or change?"

What kind of advice have you received regarding relationships?

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March 10, 2010

Venting - Updated

Sometimes it feels like my family is purposely trying to sabotage my life! SMH

I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I've been having a severe problem with hair dryness. No matter how many deep treatments I do, my ends remain rough, hard, and tangled. Now that I've hit my 9th month mark, I decided that if I haven't resolved the problem after all this time, I'm just going to chop it all off.

Problem is, I would lose almost 2-3 inches of hair. O_o

I can't see my whole head to get the full picture and calculate the severity that I am dealing with, so last night I asked my sister to do it. She stated that she was tired and wanted to go to bed. Tonight rolls around and I asked her again but after her incessant complaining, I asked my mom to do it.

My mom hates my hair. When I first cut it off she called me all sorts of names and made me feel like I had made the worse choice in my life. I even wrote a blog about it here.

Fast forward to the present, she's trying to accept it but still thinks my hair is "nappy, wild, and uncontrollable."

My sister kept stalling, so I had no choice but to call my mom for help. I could consider going to a salon, but my last experience makes me nervous to even step foot in any salon!

For some weird reason, my mom couldn't understand what I was asking her to do. I asked my sister to explain, since my mom obviously never fully understands me unless my sister clarifies or translates or whatever she does once I leave the room in frustration. Then I heard the comment that could send almost every natural person over the edge:

"You said cut off all the rough parts.
All of it feels rough to me!"

....I literally lost it!!!!!!!!!! Never ever utter those words to me with a pair of scissors in your hand! Or in the midst of cutting my hair off!

My hair is my crown and after going natural, I think of it as my baby. I was at a lost for words for the rest of the night. If ever there was a moment I wanted to scream for all of Brooklyn, NY to hear me, that would have been it. There was hair all over the floor, so I couldn't tell if it was split ends or just "rough" hair.

Once again, I reminded her of what I wanted, then continued to instruct my mom to not cut my hair evenly since my hair is currently layered, thanks to the idiot from the salon. It felt like forever, but eventually she was done.



I refused to even look at my hair until the next day. I was so flustered, I couldn't even be bothered.

Here is a pic of the hair she cut off after we were all on the same page:

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March 1, 2010

Movie List - 2/2010

Since I forgot about this section of my blog, I decided to forgo the rating system and just list the movies that I've watched during that particular month. Any movie that is highlighted should definitely be checked out! Movies that are in bold are considered to be good, but not great. (6/27/2011)

Movie List - 2/2010


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered ... (2002)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Saw VI
Sorority Row
The Damned United
Dead Snow
The Final Destination
Black Dynamite
The Children
The Crucible
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself
The Marine
Apocalypse Now / Apocalypse Now Redux
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Cold Souls
The Killing Room

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