June 30, 2010

Forever 21TM... Maternity?

Yea. It's posted on The Skinny. It seems as if every few months, or so, they add a new line. From the original Forever 21TM to:
-- Heritage 1981TM: vintage clothing, accessories, and shoes for men and women.
-- Twelve by TwelveTM: Upscale Los Angeles inspired clothing.
-- Love 21TM: contemporary line for women
-- Faith 21TM: "Extended Sizes" aka Plus sized clothing
-- HTG♥KidsTM:
-- 21MenTM
-- Love & BeautyTM: Cosmetics line ....

... and now, they have a maternity line, for what may have been created for our era of teen moms. I mean, I guess some items are kind of cute:




At this rate, Forever21TM should just open a department store.

June 29, 2010

Blue Skies

Lower humidity = bluer skies.

It is said that the color of the sky is due to the scattering of certain wavelengths of light. If there is heavy moisture, the water droplets will scatter the light in all directions (think of a cloudy day). With higher humidity, the dewpoint is higher and there is more moisture in the air, causing the sky to have a palish blue tint to it. The lower humidity allows the brilliant blue to shine through and that is evident today. :-)

Here is a pic of the sky at the beach a few days ago. It had that palish look to it even though the humidity dropped the night before:


The image of the sky I am seeing today is much brighter. I'm too lazy to capture an image of it and upload it, so in the mean time.... enjoy Google image's beautiful, bright, blue sky.

June 28, 2010

Vimrod Daily Dose- June 28

I enjoy my daily dose. :-)

What Does Love Feel Like?...

What does love feel like? How should I react to love? How should I embrace love? How? I have a guy, who loves me SO much. To those who hear of his deeds and are familiar with love, his words and his actions SCREAMS “love”, but I’m deaf to it.

When I was younger, I yearned for someone to love me and to care for me in ways that did not involve material gifts or physical interactions. Now that I’ve gotten used to not receiving that feeling, here comes Prince Charming ;loving me and wanting to spend his life with me. But, how do I love him back? Most importantly, from my perspective, how do I accept his love?

Emotional abuse and scarring has only left me with the fairy tale definition of love. I’m still left in the child-like state of mind of the cliché definition of love. This has obviously blinded my eyes to his love. What’s more, is that his love should be a metaphor of HIS love, but I’m blinded to that as well. My spiritual eyes aren’t completely blinded, but I think I need to open them a little wider. This should improve my vision somewhat.

I still have a lot of learning and growing to do.

June 23, 2010

Hask Placenta

I literally just smothered sheep placenta onto my hair... Oh, the things we do for healthy hair. Honestly, I just want my hair to go from looking like this (shoulder length) to THIS (bra strap length)! I'm already well on my to getting that desired length... Just see with this pic.

This sheep placenta that I speak of is the product, Hask Placenta. Hask Placenta is a light protein treatment for the hair. It helps to "moisturize and nourish dry, damaged hair". It can be used as a leave in treatment or a deep conditioning treatment (which is what I'm doing right now). This is my first time using this product, and I'm not too sure how my hair will handle protein, so I only bought a small 'tester' packet at the hair store.


So far, my hair feels really soft and manageable. If all goes well, I hope to use this product at least once a month.

**24 Hour Update**
-- I left the Hask on my hair for 1.5 hours, which was obviously way too long because my hair was left extremely rough and brittle (aka Protein overload to the fullest!). I am now deep conditioning with a moisturizing conditioner to reverse the damage.
-- I guess my overall conclusion is that Hask Placenta: Henna n Placenta is a good product. My hair was noticeably softer within the first few seconds of application. However, the leave in treatment should probably stay in for only 10 minutes as the packet suggested.

June 19, 2010

Driving

I've had my driving permit since July 2008. Driving lessons with the same guy who taught my mom, uncle and aunts when they emigrated from Jamaica (1989) in January 2009. Failed that first test because of nervousness (and the big scary tester guy). Tried again during Spring break of 2009 only to hear at the end, of what I thought was a great parking job, "That's all good and sexy, but if you open your door and look towards the back, you'll see that your back wheel is on the line". Had to renew my permit in September.... kinda gave up on driving for the rest of my life until I visited Quinnipiac and realized that 1)graduate housing is a 15 minute drive from campus, 2)I have class from 6:00pm to 9:30/10pm at night, and 3) they don't have public transportation in that area.

So, today I decided to give driving another try. It went well. Next time I blog about driving, I will have my license. It's way over due.

June 16, 2010

Ever Felt Like...?

Ever had one of those days in your life when you’re deeply saddened? Yea, I kind of feel like that right now.

-- I feel like “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day”
-- Like, the brown pelicans in the gulf felt when they realized their home is covered in mucky oil…
-- Like, the little quiet kid who comes home from school after a day of being bullied and teased …
-- Like, Arlen Specter felt when he lost the Democratic primary to Joe Sestak…
-- Like, Alanis Morissette must’ve felt when she met the “man of [her] dreams and his beautiful wife”…
-- Like, Eeyore feels when he loses his tail
-- Like, a contestant on Top Model who makes it to the final 2, only to be eliminated in the end…
-- Like, a baby when he wants to be fed...
-- Like, a person facing foreclosure on their home…
-- Like, a person laid off from their job of 20 years…
-- Like, the little girl who frequently played house with a family of 5 children, hoping to have that many children one day and the woman who get the test results back from her doctor stating she’s barren…
-- Like, the guy who lost the love of his life to cancer…
-- Like, the person who lost one of their BEST friends.

THAT… is how I feel…. RIGHT… NOW!

June 14, 2010

June 9, 2010

Breaking Point

After much physiological and psychological pain and trauma, one must reach a breaking point. When will this happen? When you've had enough of this secret life? When you're tired of holding things in? When you are down to your last bit of sanity? When you find yourself in a therapist office discussing things from your past that "may have attributed to your current state"? Pray it doesn't get there.

Hurt Much?

Each week I check iTunes for their free song and video of the week. Sometimes I find some gems and download them... They're free after all. I usually sample them first on Youtube to figure out if I actually want such a song in my music library and this week's sampling came as a great surprise.

The free video of the week is "Pray for You" by Jaron and The Long Road to Love and my initial reaction to it was "um, wow?!" Now I'm just thinking that this guy was hurt terribly in his past relationship. By the end of the song, I couldn't help but to lawl. You be the judge....

June 7, 2010

Encontrado!

On Friday night, I was cleaning out my drawers trying to gather some things to bring to NBC10's Great Shredder Event at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, when I found the most random things... many of which I completely forgot about. The majority of them dated back to the early high school years, but there were also some things from Middle School. I got rid of most of these things and would like to remember some of them, so I'll share them here and hopefully it will be here for like, ever. ツ

1. A few pics from my teenie-bopper days
2. Old magazines- Seventeen, NYLON, CosmoGirl, ElleGirl, Teen Vogue
3. High School Report Cards
4. All the bills from Drew Univ. (haha)
5. Old Birthday and Christmas cards
6. Acceptance letter from Loyola University (Maryland) and Rutgers
7. "Trigonometric Identities" formula sheet
8. Swim Cap
9. David Bisbal and Nuria Fergo CD's I obviously borrowed... coughstolecough...from my sister when she came back from either Spain or Mexico.
10. A list of names, numbers and email addresses of kids I went to summer camp with in Worcester, MA in like 2001-2002
11. Central High School student newspapers
12. A portrait drawn by me on 11/20/2003
13. Craft scissors
14. Scraps of papers with guys' numbers on them. (One from Central and the other from Roxborough)
15. My 10K gold toe w/diamond accents toe ring. It's in the box and everything (I completely forgot about this thing)
16. Picture of my sister in Middle School
17. A newspaper scrap wit the recipe for General Tso chicken
18. Recipe book from the staff of Levering Middle School
19. University Meal Deal Cards from University of Maryland, College Park's Upward Bound Pre-College Program (2004 and 2005)
20. Cassettes: Time Life Music "The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll" 1959 and 1961
21. Broadway Nail art
22. Handwritten lyrics to Shon Duty's song "Not for Sale"
23. Liquid chalk book
24. REALLY OLD PHONE BOOK!
25. Small notebook with plans for senior prom (I didn't follow through with any of these plans)
26. CDI (Child Depression Inventory)

June 4, 2010

Hey! You're Wearing My Shoes

Ever looked through someone's photo album on facebook and thought: 'Hey, I have those SAME shoes!' Well, I've done so TWICE today and it's not simple Old Navy flip flops or Crocs or anything...

The first pair I saw today were these brown platform-ish shoes that I got from Barefeet in 2008.


The second pair are these Black BCBGirls black suede booties my mum got for me from Macy's last year.

"You Don't Know Me"

A Classic!

June 3, 2010

Ten Semi-Random Facts About Me

1. I love Christ. He is the basis of my faith and the reason why I have life right now.

2. I absolutely love and adore my boyfriend. Not many people know about him right now b/c we're keeping things on the hush-hush, but I CANNOT wait until the day when I can let the world know about the man that I love. He's the Bunsen to my Beaker.... (muppets characters). ♥

3. I love my best friends from home and the one's I've met over the years.





4. I can't get enough of shopping. I love sales, love bargains, love dresses... love clothes, period.

5. One of my greatest fears is death.

6. My "old man crush" in Middle school was Jackie Chan.

7. I love my culture.

8. I hope to cure cancer one day.

9. I have approximately 30+ stuffed animals from my childhood and past boyfriends/crushes in my room and in storage

10. In a year or two, I want the beginnings of a "...Happily ever after" life.

*Bonus*: I have a crazy obsession with guys who have cute eyelashes. I don't even know how to describe the "cuteness" of eyelashes, but I love it nonetheless.
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