I spend a lot of time checked out in my own world doing my own thing.
Then I check back in and wonder why I bothered.
It’s been a wild couple of weeks. Wild in the kind of way that makes you almost sad or disappointed that they either misread or found another Mayan calendar, and the end is not so near.
After Friday will come Saturday, but we could have used the fresh start.
Things are so crazy. What to do? What can even be done?
When we were kids we alternated between our two grandmothers’ churches. DadMom’s church was typical southern Baptist, MomMom’s church was AME. (African Methodist Episcopalian) but there wasn’t much difference between the two, or really, any other black church I’ve ever visited through the years.
Both churches were in very old, very large buildings that smelled like Comet cleanser and dust, and on holidays, sweet potatoes.
This sums up my reaction to a recent email response I received from Newhall Laboratories.
I was having a difficult time finding my favorite hair product.
It had disappeared from the shelves before only to turn up in a whole slew of other stores, but this time all shelves were not empty (a good sign) but stocked with a completely different product (a horrible sign).
I hit the “contact us” button on the website and sent a message and had a reply the very next day.
Three and half years from the start date of my natural hair journey, my adored GroWorks will neither grow nor work for my coily mane again.
GroWorks was one of those products I told everyone about. I’ve never been one of those chicks to act confused or come down with a sudden case of amnesia when asked about my hair care.
I will tell you exactly what I use, how often I use it, where I buy it and how much I pay for it. I even tell people who my stylist is and give her number because I don’t want to lose a favorite product or person.
Alas, this has failed me since my precious, precious hair cream is going to that beauty supply store in the sky.
Some great vids from earlier this week to get you into the holiday spirit.
You’ve probably seen this first video everywhere and now you get to see it here, too.
DMX’s version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer might be my favorite one, and the best version ever. And that includes the Temptations version.
And the Temptations version
This next one will give you ideas as to what to do with all the toys you give the kids for Christmas... since they will probably just be playing with the boxes they came in. This is ridiculously awesome...
Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You