Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Guess what...My alma mater, the University of Michigan, is going to the Sugar Bowl baby!!! While this is great news I can't wait for next year when we take it to the ROSE BOWL!!! I know we can do it ;)



Day 1 Operation No Starbucks Coffee

Ok so I've written numerous times that I Love Starbucks. My favorite drinks are the White Chocolate Mocha and Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. But I think it's time for me to kick my habit, as my brother likes to so frequently call it. Not only are these things expensive, keeping in mind that I'm a broke grad student, but they contain a lot of sugar and unnecessary calories. I want to practice more healthy habits and lose some weight. Regardless of these goals I've been holding on to beloved Starbucks and cutting out everything else.  It was like my bargaining chip.  I've heard that coffee can be good for you. But don't be like me and confuse what the signature Starbucks espresso is for "coffee".  I think the new's stories are referring to brewed black coffee with NO extras.

So today instead of getting my usual I got a green tea and used some honey and sugar in the raw or whatever it's called. These are supposed to be good substitutes for the syrup that's in my Bucks. I'm not saying I'll never have another WCH again. I'm simply saying ...hello my name is __________ and I'm a Starbucks junkie. Lol. But on a serious note I've kicked this before and I will do it again. I know my pockets will be happy.

Back to the books

P.S. I'm drinking more water too. So don't think I traded one drink for the other.
This is the China Green Tips.  It tasted like greens at first but then it got better with the honey and sugar. LOL

Friday, December 2, 2011

So what comes after the Big Chop?

Well I'm transitioning again and I'll be a year post-relaxer in February!!! YAY!  I've definitely been having a love-hate relationship with my hair and this journey.  One day my hair is like....BAM (I love it) the next my ends are like...WHOMP (disaster).  Yes, I know this happens to everyone, natural, transitioning, relaxed, whatever, but I just want to be natural again.  I'm sure I'm not the only one that loves their natural hair but starting relaxing again.  I'm just upset that I jumped the gun and first, BC (if you will), and second, relaxed my hair afterwards.

To tell you the truth I didn't know what to do with it and I was under that "I have a job and they won't except my hair" pressure.  Those were definitely unwarranted thoughts though.  My job was pretty accepting and understanding about my hair.  I would wear curly fro's, twist-outs, wigs, etc and most of my co-workers and employees said my styles were nice.  They may have been telling my stories but I can only go by what they said to me.

The point of this post is that I'm thinking about BC'ing very soon.  I'm not even a year into my transition.  I have  an okay amount of new growth definitely not what I am usually comfortable with.  But I think it will force me to embrace my hair through and through.  I mean...what else can you do with a few inches of hair.  I'll be on break from school for a few weeks and think I'll do it then.  An additional part of my plan is to BC and immediately throw some braids in my head LOL.  So then one might ask, well why BC.  And my thoughts are this my ends aren't the best, I'm sick of dealing with the relaxed ends, I want to be able to wash my hair and not worry about this line of demarcation, and I kind of want to experience this.

My hair has ALWAYS been a sensitive thing for me.  When I was younger I had long hair but then my mother relaxed my hair, and as you all may have guessed my hair broke off, or that's what the stylist said.  Instead of nursing my hair back to health over time this lady just kept cutting my hair off.  Looking back, she didn't know what the heck she was doing...not one bit.  (I WON'T EVEN GET STARTED LOL).  But from that point on my hair has been short and you couldn't pay me to willing cut my hair off, chewed off ends and anything else LOL.  The longest its been since was APL and that was during my last transition.  Lately, I haven't been so hung up about length.  Don't get me wrong I love length.  I actually prefer it on me.  But I am more patient than I was before.  Which brings us to today.  I'm thinking about BC'ing.

Please suggest some styles and methods for me to use.  I'm getting out some YouTube videos and such but when I do this I want to stick with it.  I'm not going to relax again...I'm done with that.  So I need to know... what happens after the BC?


Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Millionaire Matchmaker Reunion...WHAT????

Reunion shows have become both repetitive and mundane, all of which makes them unsatisfactory in my eyes.  They used to tackle most of the concerns of the viewers.  But now we sit there watching them discuss nothing or gloss over the really juicy details for an two hours (because the break the shows down over a course of two days).  This leads me to ask, why does The Millionaire Matchmaker have a reunion show???? Really????  Out of all the previous seasons there has been a reunion show.  I'm thinking it's because one wasn't needed. We know most of the participants don't make it...we can conclude this from the episode.  So why do I care to see them confirm this on the reunion show?  I don't, which is why I don't be watching.  Sure, there's that one couple that you say...aww, I'm glad they'll be going on a second date.  But you forget about them as soon as the credits roll, or at least I do.

Oh well, I know that TV producers will try anything to get a few extra dollars.  Going back to an earlier point these "reunion shows" don't talk about squat.  I like Wendy Williams (HOW YOU DOIN?) as a host.  She's not afraid to ask the good questions and address some sneaky behaviors that we saw during the season.  Plus, her team will dig into some off-season stories too.  Oh, and Wendy is not easily distracted by the all-of-a-sudden argument that jumps off so that the cast can avoid certain subjects. I LOVE IT!  If you've ever watched  the Wendy Williams show you know what I'm talking about.

Nevertheless, I'm about sick of these reality "stars" getting rich and not supplying what the heck has made them rich.  It's like once they've come out with their jewelry line or makeup line they want privacy. REALLY??? O_o.  Just two episodes ago you were free as a bird. Get out of here with that mess.

Look, all I'm saying is...either keep it really and juicy on the reunion shows or beat it.   Don't just give us any ole' thing because you want the extra rating boost.  I'll end it here by saying, we as consumers and the reason why these shows are able to keep going need to start demanding better product, that being good TV.  I think people desire their privacy but that's all out the window if you've signed up for a reality show that's sole purpose is to expose YOURSELF.