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Ahhh Humidity … Thou Art a Heartless B@#$!!

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And for more curly hair fun, check out this Buzzfeed list Mane Man Jor-El shared over on Facebook:

31 Problems Only People with Curly Hair Will Understand

I’m sure that all of us can relate to at least one or two or TEN of these!!! LOL!!

#99problems #rollwithit #itsallgood

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I’m Still Alive

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Okay, I’ve been very absentee with the blog this week. For real, I have two posts sitting partially drafted on here and multiple notes on my computer for other posts I’ve yet to write. But, I just haven’t been able to really focus after work!! It’s been non-stop this week. Prior to my 28 Day Fitness Challenge, I was doing a lot of my writing in the early morning, because my mind was fresher then. But, now that I’m exercising in the morning, I don’t have time to write before work. And, I’m so burned out after work … I’m staring at a computer and writing all day and/or attending multiple meetings (seriously, I had FIVE meetings on Thursday and didn’t leave until 7 pm last night) … I just can’t concentrate on writing a DECENT full post!! This is why I HAVE to work-out in the morning. It just wouldn’t happen at all if I didn’t!

All that being said, I AM going to get this detangling post finished and published TODAY!!! I know that weekends are wash days for many ladies, and I want to get this out in case it might be helpful!!

But first, gotta get my work-out gear on and hit the basement for Day 27 of my 28 Day Fitness Challenge!!! I’m so excited that I’m definitely going to make 28 days!! Okay, let me get out of here now! But, I’ll be back!! Promise!!

Happy Presidents’ Day!

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In honor of Presidents’ Day, have to share just about the funniest Presidents’ Day commercial that I’ve ever seen! Abe and George have never been so cool!!

“BLUETOOTH!”

Oh, and here’s another President for you. Kid President!! I’m really digging his message and agenda ;)!!

“Not cool Robert Frost.”

“I’m Shelli of Hairscapades and I approve this message.”

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Hope you all had a great day!!

True Life: I Need a Natural Hairstylist

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True story. LOL. Thanks to my sis Shana for sharing these with me and now I will return the favor!! Enjoy!!

Sometimes it really be like that … right? Well, except for the end when he was happy with the cut. But yeah, sometimes it be like that too ;)! LOL!!

Weusi’s Most Memorable Movies

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A few weeks ago, Shelli made her list of the 20 memorable movies of her past. Here is my list.

As I stated in an earlier post, I wasn’t really into the movies’ experience, so it took me a little while to remember this many. These are numbered, but are in no particular order … in part … because they are all SOOO GREEAAATTT!!!

1. Rocky: It was an underdog story of inspiration. This may have been the first time I saw blood and pugilism so close up. This is where I think desensitization started.

2. Daughters of the Dust: Breathtaking visuals. I cried.

3. Rambo: I am not explaining this … it was Rambo!

4. The Color Purple: I shared this film with a group of adjudicated teens at a group home I was working. The conversation afterwards got DEEP!

5. Sound of Music: My first musical. It made me love the music. Still one of my favorites.

6. The Education of Sonny Carson: Watch this with an adult who has seen it and can give some cultural, historical and socio-political background. Also, keep an ear open for the various clips that were sampled by hip hop artist.

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7. Beat Street: I was a break dancer on the east coast, so this was a no brainer. In retrospect, there were some hella corny moments. But, Rae Dawn Chong and the other great actors made them seem so real! Haha! I wonder where the dude that played the younger brother Lee is now? He was funky fresh dope!

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*Did you know that the director of Beat Street was Stan Lathan? Among other things, Stan directed episodes of Sanford & Son, co-produced HBO’s Def Poetry Jam with Russell Simmons … AND he fathered and raised actress Sanaa Lathan. He didn’t do that with Russell though.

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8.Carmen: Do I really have to explain!?! Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte!

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9. Bugsy Malone: This is the one with a young Jody Foster and Scott Baio. Kids play adults in the film. Instead of bullets, the guns shoot marshmallow fluff stuff. Dope flick!

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10. Putney Swoop: This was a film by Robert Downey Sr. that starred Melvin Van Peebles. This film spoke to me about integrity and black pride, as well as being a conscious consumer.

11. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song: This right here?! Blew my mind! And, it was Mario Van Peebles film debut.

12. Poltergeist: I don’t like scary movies. I don’t like the concept of going to a movie to be scared by something. I believe in the angels of my ancestors. Some call that ghost/spirits. Not only did I walk out of this movie after skipping school to go see it, I walked (I don’t know how many miles) home!

13. Baraka: The film had a dope name! Everyone was surprised that I had never heard of it before. And I hadn’t. Not only hadn’t I heard of it, I had never seen or experienced anything like this. It was shard with me by a circle of friends and family that were pushing me to get out of the bland suburban khaki thoughts and to embrace the spiritual journey that I was on and to delve more into my creative and artistic self. THANK YOU Joelle, Saul, Marcia and the Red Clay Collective!

14. The Spook Who Sat by the Door: Sam Greenlee’s film about … I’m not tellin’!

15. Sankofa: A film professor at Howard University made this film, giving moving pictures and a story to the concept of Sankofa. An African idea that in order to move toward your future, one must know their past.

16. Under the Cherry Moon: Prince in a black and white film and the answer to … “Where do you go to purchase a James Brown album!?!”

17. Purple Rain: ‘NUFF SAID

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18. Forrest Gump: This wasn’t just funny to me. My aunt was severely emotionally and mentally handicapped. My mother is a special needs teacher. I grew up around people with special needs. I loved seeing a fun, empowering, triumphant story that showed a bright future. I will watch this every time it is on!

19. Victory: I was a soccer/football player that wanted to be Pelé. This was that soccer/football movie with Pelé and Sylvester Stallone.

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20. Coonskin/Street Fight: This was a CRAZY, super sociopolitical animated and live action film that had Barry White, Scatman Crothers and Phillip Michael-Thomas voicing the main characters: A bear, a fox and a rabbit. It was by the same dude that did Fritz the Cat, so it was HELLA adult content! *Read this Wikipedia entry on this film. Crazy!

21. The Wiz: Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Richard Pryor … and, “I wouldn’t be caught dead in red.” (I don’t care for red.)

22. Shawshank Redemtion: It took me a long time to see this movie. But, when I finally saw it, I was like, “Yeah … This is dope!” I like it when the bad guys get away. So, when the good guys are bad guys (or vice versa depending on your perspective) and they get away, it’s even better!

23.Menace to Society: My pops called me and told me we needed to go watch this together. He was worried about me. We watched it. We talked afterwards. He cried a little. I teared up. It wasn’t the film as much as the impact of the conversation afterwards. (I know he’s gonna read this … lol.)

24. Blazing Saddles: “Ooh baby, you are so talented … And they are sooo dumb!”

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25. Dead Presidents: It was me, my pops and his friend. It was the night before the Million Man March. On top of the film being great and the excitement of the occasion, I couldn’t sleep because, after the film, my pop’s friend was complaining about his Post Traumatic War Syndrome senses tingling!

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*Honorable mentions go to:

The Goonies: I know. The Goonies? But it was a fearless sense of adventure and the drive to do something good for a greater community. It also spoke to my want to be nerdy and tech savvy and my want to be a rough and tumble adventurer!

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Crooklyn: Because it was close to my experience when my sister and I used to go visit my grandmother in Charrlottesville, VA during the summer!

Saturday Night Fever: One of the BEST movie soundtracks ever! Plus it was a great story and look into the disco party scene.

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Shelli … this was fun … I feel like we should have done this earlier in our relationship. I’ve got my next list coming soon!

SHiNE

My Beef with “Nude” Pantyhose

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I swear, hand to God, for the last year I’ve been searching for a new brand of neutral brown pantyhose. You see, for some reason, Hue decided to discontinue the rich pecan color that I’ve been buying from Macy’s for years. In fact, I wrote about snagging my last pair of rich pecan Hue pantyhose in a post in February here!! I even asked for you guys help in finding a new brand, but got no leads!

So, since last winter, I’ve been searching for a replacement. For some reason, the stores in my area seem to think no one black lives in the county. They do. I’ve seen them. I was getting madder and madder as it got cooler and cooler and I’d yet to find neutral brown pantyhose. Finally, in December, I discovered L’eggs Silken Mist in Coffee and Soft Brown. I found two pair of the pantyhose in a CVS somewhere. Then, about a month ago, I posted the following status on Facebook:

What’s better than finding something you’ve been desperately in search of for months? Finding four … on a buy one get one half off sale … with $1 off coupons attached to two of them!!!

You know what that was about?!?! It was about me finally finding a CVS stocked with the Silken Mist line in my colors and size … on sale and with coupons!!! I grabbed every pair that they had (6) and have been hitting the hosiery aisle every time I find myself in a CVS!! They’re still running the B1G1 50% off sale and I’ve been stockpiling neutral brown pantyhose ever since.

silkenmisthaulThe “Run Resistant” really are!! I snagged one hard and no run!!

Gotta be prepared in the event of another neutral pantyhose drought. Oh, and you see that I called them neutral brown and not nude, right? Pantyhose companies take note!!! Nude for who?!?! C’mon, it’s 2013. Stop being oblivious and blind. They are neither nude nor invisible. They’re beige!! So, if you wanna call pantyhose nude, you better add some other adjectives after that … like “Pale Caucasian,” “Lightly Tanned Caucasian,” “NJ Tanning Mom,” “Light Brown with Olive Undertones,” “Light Brown with Yellow Undertones,” “Medium Brown,” “Dark Brown,” … ummm, yeah, this is too complicated. So, just stick with descriptive colors and leave the “nude” out of it! Grrrrrr Arrrggghhh!!

Rant over.

That’s How We Roll

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I know that I’m not the only one who rocks the DL scarf on the way to work. The problem is … remembering to bring them back in the house!! I don’t know how many times that I’ve found half of my scarves in the car!

Yesterday, I remembered to bring in the one I wore in to work. When I walked in the door and dropped it on the buffet, he decided he felt like wearing it, I guess.

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Seriously y’all. He walked and sat around with this on his head for a good 2 hours. I think he forgot about it! But, when I mentioned it, he said, “It’s keeping my head warm.” LMBO!!!! Gotta love him 🙂 ;)!!