February 2009/NY Comic Con: WnG. Yes, that is Darth Vadar and a Storm Trooper. Yes, I go to comic conventions. I’m ESPECIALLY looking forward to the one this year as I just learned that Jason Momoa will be there *screaming like a tween at a Justin Beiber concert!!* I will be watching cartoons and attending cons until the day I die.
August 2009/Nat’l Black Theatre Festival: WnG. And yes. Yes, that is Lamman Rucker. He co-hosted the midnight poetry show with one of my best friends. He filled in for Malcom Jamal Warner who normally co-hosted this event with her. Lamman was really cool. We all hung out the next day and he listened attentively as I told everyone about the wonders of Avatar: The Last Airbender;-). My hair isn’t pressed against him … not really anyway. There’s another picture, one side is frizzy and sticking out, the other was defined and layed a lot flatter. I was lopsided. LOL!
August 2009/NY Botanical Gardens: WnG that is pretty grey, frizzy and poofing from the humidity. You notice the trend in the mini front bouffant? I did that all of the time because it helped the back of my hair look better for some reason. Created more of a round shape in the back. When I didn’t do this, my hair looked like a mushroom.
October 2009/Smithstonian Museum of Natural History: WnG. My natural sweetie=). I like to twirl his curls=). Anwyho, see the various shrinkage? This is why TnCs became a staple for me once I discovered them on CurlyNikki’s site!! When I was relaxed in college, I used to cornrow my hair (Leroy braids as we used to call them. Remember Leroy from Fame?=) when it was wet and wear it a couple of days and then wear a braid-out. I would even curl the ends of the cornows on rollers. So, I was doing a braid and curl. I would also do braid outs on my natural hair sometimes. But, it had been years. So Nikki’s site reminded me of these options!
December 2009/Family Holiday Gathering: Yeah, I can’t really sing, but that was pretty fun. See how the front is hanging and the back is in the air? That’s due to those different curl patterns/shrinkage again. My hair is looser in the front and tighter in the crown and back, with the exception of my nape hair, which is barely wavy.
And that essentially brings us up to my henna and TnC days of 2010=). Check out Flashback (Part I): 2006-2008 if you missed it!!!