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



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

I’m Still Alive



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!



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!!


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.”


Hope you all had a great day!!

True Life: I Need a Natural Hairstylist



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


SoundOfMusicby Weusi

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.

sonny carson

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!


*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.

stan and sanaa lathan

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

Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte

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!

bugsy malone

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

Purple Rain

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.


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!”

blazing saddles

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!


*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!

The Goonies

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.

saturday night fever

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


My Beef with “Nude” Pantyhose


pantyhosesource: Debenham’s Blog

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



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.


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 🙂 ;)!!

Call Me Silly?!?!


laffy-taffyby Weusi

I have been called many names. Some were nicknames. Names like … Why, Way, Biscuit, Lil Bill, Knowledge Knot, Boss, Schoolboy, Usi and Shy. Some were titles. Some were aliases. No, I’m not telling you those (I was using an alias for a reason!). Sometimes it was people mispronouncing my actual name. Some were adjectives. Some I embraced and accepted. Some I shunned and/or rebelled against. There are a few that I’ve done both with. One of those words is: SILLY.

As one that came up in a house where I took pride in being smart, the idea of being silly was awkward. But, since I also come from a perspective of creativity (Kuumba) and self empowerment (kujichagulia), I have reinterpreted the idea of what some may call silly as my blessing to be able to easily access the youthful energy that rests within me. SO …

This morning I picked up an old Laffy Taffy wrapper. I found one that I had tucked away in my sock drawer. What? Yes … Sometimes I save them because I like to see if I was just excited to get some candy or if it’s really funny. So …

How do you get water in the watermelon?
Plant it in the spring!
David L. from Glencoe, IL

Chuckle-Chuckle … but that wasn’t even the good one …

Why was the boy covered in gift wrap?
His mom told him to “live in the present.”
Jerome B. Norfolk, VA

HaHaHa … that was funny to me!

Ok … not laugh out loud funny, but … I liked the joke.

I know you are saying, “What does Laffy Taffy have to do with the cost of Shea butter in Ghana?” … Well … I am glad that you asked …

Ok, call me sensitive, an over-thinker or whatever you want, but honestly, the joke spoke to something deeper in me. I liked the fact that a corny joke reminded me to stay in the moment and sparked the idea that if we stay in the moment, we are the gifts. I am not sure if this was the original intent for Jerome B from Norfolk, VA, but I thank him for it. It felt like this was a reminder that these vessels, called bodies, that hold our spirits are the presents that we share with the world … while simultaneously our bodies are a gift that the universe has shared with us.

NOW, with that said …

Be you. Love you. Enjoy who you are. And by that I mean the gift that is the all natural you. The you that has been blessed with the gift of creativity and the choice to make changes. To bun or braid. To stay natural or relax. To rock with a curl or straight. None of it really matter on the outside unless it is a reflection/expression of your true spirit self on the inside. The truly natural you. So … do you … and do what you do …


Thank you Laffy Taffy wisdom … aka … I think too much … aka sometimes I make it deeper than it really is.

“I Peed My Pants a Little”



Okay, so this isn’t as funny as the life changing farts story (I literally thought I would die of asphyxiation I was laughing so hard at that one), but it’s still a great laugh. So, of course I had to share. This one was sent to me by my bestie, Yutonya. I’ll preface this by saying that I can empathize, but I can’t relate! I wear lightweight shapers because those heavy-duty things give me a stomach ache. I swear that they puncture kidneys!!

via Aiming Low

Saturday, the bf and I went to a friend’s wedding. Actually, we just went to the reception (I have to be honest, I didn’t even want to go) and had a great time.

What made it a great time? I looked great! Haha. Ok, not really. But I looked all nice and svelte. Smooth. One smooth operator.

What helped me achieve this new trim figure? Why, Spanx of course! You know, those spandex like apparatuses…apparati….uh…garments that take forever to climb into, but once you are in, they hold you in place like nobody’s business? Yeah, those.

Well, you know that’s not the end of the story. So, to find out how the rest of our writer’s evening went, click here. And … don’t pee your pants ;P!!

evalongoria_spanxHappy? Ho.

(Go to the link and read the rest of the story!!! THEN you’ll get it. LMBO!!!)

And, if you’re a fan of Spanx humor ;), here’s another: My Love/Hate Affair with Shapewear. But, be warned, the language isn’t as nice in this one. The pay-off is in the comments AFTER the post though! LOL!

Farts Can Change Lives


Okay … I got this e-mail from my sister this afternoon. A friend of hers forwarded it to her. I got home and just finished reading it a few minutes ago. O. M. GAWH. This may be the funniest thing that I’ve ever read. In my ENTIRE life. I couldn’t even finish reading it before I called my sister. In tears. Crying. Laughing so hard my stomach hurt. She could barely talk as she laughed describing how she was writhing with stomach pain and couldn’t breathe because she was laughing so hard when she read it. So, of course I had to share.

via HaHas for HooHas

Like everything in life, farts have a time and place.  However, I never realized that in the wrong time and place, flatulence had enough power to alter my course in history.  Well, it can if it’s the third date with the man of your dreams.  And, if it makes his eyes burn.  If God destined us to be together, I was one SBD away from foiling His plans (that’s “Silent But Deadly” for you prudes).

Read the rest here.

*whispering* Momma … I can’t breathe …

You’re welcome.