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January 04, 2010

New Year and What not

I rang in twenty-ten on a low-key tide. With a great friend and her family. Full of rum punch, sparkling wine, some other mixed stuff and mirth. I'm not one for making resolutions, as I think it ridiculous to wait ONCE A YEAR to resolve to improve upon the quality of life and relationships. However, I am coasting into this new start, with stronger resolve. The bolts in the steel rod, that make up my spine, have been tightened. I'm ever more alert... and focused on bringing personal projects to fruition... for real.
I've been spilling open since 2004, and intend to do so until the juice has finally been sucked dry through the straw (slurping noise and all). I want to continue to share my insights, dating woes, and other dirty laundry... in addition to promoting, promoting, promoting... when I deem it *necessary*. Necessary is if I'm inspired to do so, or something has prompted me to chorus.
What has me singing this new year? The influx of Black women choosing to be their natural selves. This includes wearing their hair the way it materialized and grew, shortly after developing in and then exiting their mother's fallopian tubes. Chris Rock's documentary, "Good Hair" has thrown open the gates... offering some insight into a topic that has plagued Black women for years... the dynamics of our hair... its texture... its styles... and how others interpret it. I stopped chemically processing my hair a little more than 10 years ago... and I've never turned back---
I am always on the prowl for new, wonderful, fatty/rich products that help my hair look its best...
Amongst those items? A 4 oz container of rich, homemade loveliness by Alexandra Smith of Safi Natural Hair Care. The fact that naturally proud women with entrepreneurial spirits, are going to great lengths to keep Black hair looking its best, with products made with only the best, organic ingredients and care, makes wearing kinky/curly/afro textured hair, so much fun.
Safi Natural Hair Care's Avocado Shea Butter is rich in texture, it smells lovely--reminiscent of unrefined cocoa butter, sensuously rich French cooking butter, and chocolate. I'm excited about it, because having just used it, it made my hair feel great. I would never use this forum to recommend something, unless I was truly impressed with it. So goes this blog post... to promote healthy, natural, curly/afro textured hair. I will holler from the confines of my apartment about anything that promotes people being their true selves and if it involves someone trying to grind and hustle something independent of mass media or celebrity endorsements ... Despite being basement level... despite my storm windows being down and closed. I shall holler and suggest...
Get.this.life.

August 11, 2007

Chocolate Drops

Your weekend assignment is to learn the lyrics to Tay Zonday's song. You WILL be quizzed on Monday, so study hard! And NO it's not about scat play. Perverts!
"Chocolate Rain

Chocolate Rain Some stay dry and others feel the pain Chocolate Rain A baby born will die before the sin

Chocolate Rain The school books say it can't be here again Chocolate Rain The prisons make you wonder where it went

Chocolate Rain Build a tent and say the world is dry Chocolate Rain Zoom the camera out and see the lie

Chocolate Rain Forecast to be falling yesterday Chocolate Rain Only in the past is what they say

Chocolate Rain Raised your neighborhood insurance rates Chocolate Rain Makes us happy 'livin in a gate

Chocolate Rain Made me cross the street the other day Chocolate Rain Made you turn your head the other way

(Chorus) Chocolate Rain History quickly crashing through your veins Chocolate Rain Using you to fall back down again [Repeat]

Chocolate Rain Seldom mentioned on the radio Chocolate Rain Its the fear your leaders call control

Chocolate Rain Worse than swearing worse than calling names Chocolate Rain Say it publicly and you're insane

Chocolate Rain No one wants to hear about it now Chocolate Rain Wish real hard it goes away somehow

Chocolate Rain Makes the best of friends begin to fight Chocolate Rain But did they know each other in the light?

Chocolate Rain Every February washed away Chocolate Rain Stays behind as colors celebrate

Chocolate Rain The same crime has a higher price to pay chocolate Rain The judge and jury swear it's not the face

(Chorus)

Chocolate Rain Dirty secrets of economy Chocolate Rain Turns that body into GDP

Chocolate Rain The bell curve blames the baby's DNA Chocolate Rain But test scores are how much the parents make

Chocolate Rain 'Flippin cars in France the other night Chocolate Rain Cleans the sewers out beneath Mumbai

Chocolate Rain 'Cross the world and back its all the same Chocolate Rain Angels cry and shake their heads in shame

Chocolate Rain Lifts the ark of paradise in sin Chocolate Rain Which part do you think you're 'livin in?

Chocolate Rain More than 'marchin more than passing law Chocolate Rain Remake how we got to where we are