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About Me: First I would like to say, RIP DADDY, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND MAKE YOU PROUD. Rev. L. Wilson Jan 23, 1939- January 26, 2003 In Memory of a Loving Father. D & R Photos for Less "We'll beat any price, cause our price is right." Holla at ya gurl, sike nah. Wassup yall! Yall know me. I'm an alumna of Montclair S. U. now! Been one since Aug 2nd 2007. I was a Geography major and concentrating in Environmental Studies. I'm an alumna of Arts High School and a resident of Newark, NJ. I love basketball and other sports. My favorite team is the WNBA's New York Liberty. I'm a nice down to earth person. I'm also a Michael Jackson Tribute Artist.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Battle With the (Swine?) Flu

Who'd thought the coughing spell I was having would lead to the flu. It all began on December 26th when I got back from the mall. I ate some dinner and watched television with my mom, sister and my boyfriend. Then I began coughing as if something was in my throat tickling it. I figured it was a cold coming so I took some cough syrup and went to bed. When I woke up, I had to do laundry but I felt very sluggish but still went about my day. I tried to eat but didn't have no taste for anything or could barely taste the food I ate. Then I drank some tea with honey and lemon which still didn't work. Later that night, I bought Tylenol Cold Severe to take cause by then I had stuffy nose, coughing, itchy throat and felt a slight fever coming on. Before I went to bed, I ate some soup but I made me feel so hot like I really had a bad fever, which I did.
That Sunday night was the worst night of sleep I had because my body didn't know whether it wanted to be hot or cold. I still had a stuffy nose and a bad cough so that kept me awake. When I got hot my throat became dry so I would feel parched. So I tried to drink some ice water to break the fever, but instead I became extremely cold real fast. At that very moment I knew something was wrong and I knew I had the flu. I was still destined to show my face at work especially after the holiday weekend to prevent conflict with being absent. I did go for about two hours and felt I couldn't make it and went straight to the doctor's office. They quarantined me with another woman with the flu in another room, I waited for about three hours before being seen. I was freezing, thirsty and my lips kept chapping up. What a combination. Plus coughing and a stuffy nose too. My doctor was surprised I even went to work the way I was. He said I had fluid in my ears, my glands were swollen and I definitely had the flu. He then told me that the Swine Flu would not be as bad as the regular flu. I just hoped it wasn't bad at all whatever one it was. As soon as I got home, I jumped right in the bed for the rest of the night and took the prescribed medicines. It has been a struggle because the cough and the stuffy nose has not left yet along with the chest congestion. I still continue to take my medication, drink plenty of liquids and let my body get plenty rest but it is not easy. Hopefully I'll be fully recovered before returning to work. Then I have to make a follow-up visit with the doctor.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Brittany Murphy: Gone Too Soon

Until the autopsy results come in and are released, if released, to the public nobody will know the cause of Brittany Murphy's death. It was such a shock to hear of her passing on Facebook posted on the status of my friend's profile. I immediately went to Wikipedia looking up her name and it was not updated, so I thought my friend was joking. But being that Brittany shied from the public eye I thought maybe my friend was telling the truth, so I checked on MSN and Yahoo. The headlines read "Brittany Murphy dead at 32" all across the internet that day, so of course I had to accept the fact that she was gone.
I first saw Brittany Murphy on the Disney Channel television show, The Torkelsons. Many people don't quite remember this show, but my mom and I loved it and tried to watch every episode. She wasn't a main character but her character did out shine many on the show. She had such a quirky and bubbly yet lovable personality. This also followed her to the television show Sister, Sister with the Mowry twins, Tia and Tamara as the friend who was able to tell them apart when nobody else knew the difference. My most memorable role of her to this day is her role as Tai on Clueless. She was the main one that couldn't fit in to the one who became more popular than the best. In this film she kind of reminded me of me in my small circle of friends. The klutz, the awkward one, the geek, but yet the one with true inner beauty that shined throughout. I really loved the movie and she played the hell out of that part. it nearly had me convinced. :-)
But this girl was multi-talented and versatile playing any type of role to the fullest that came her way. From her angelic singing voice in Happy Feet to her sinister role in Sin City and from her innocence in Clueless to her rawness in 8 mile, this woman will be remembered. May she rest in peace and my prayers go out to her friends and family.

Brittany Murphy
November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Brief Hair-story!

After watching Good Hair I figured I would put this together.
Before the perm:
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The Press and Curl:
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The First Perm:
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Braids:
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Ponytails:
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Quick Weaves:
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My second short cut:
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Now a Doobie, no weave:
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Good Hair: A Good Documentary

Good Hair which is a documentary by Chris Rock is very informative about the knowledge of African American hair and hair in general. I love the part where he describes relaxers which is made from the chemical Ammonium thioglycolate and it is used to straighten hair. I remember my first perm or relaxer, I was about six or seven years-old. It was a sort of painful experience. It burned like hell lol but I made it through. My hair has always been course and had to be pressed with a straightening comb and curled with curling irons. So when I had to get a perm, I would rather have a perm than the heat of hot metal touching my ears or back of my neck. It was also a shorter process to go through. I was so happy to show off my nice, silky smooth hair but one mistake can damage your hair. My bad experience with a perm was having it take my hair out from being to strong. You would think I would stop, nope so addicted.
Another segment of the documentary I liked was the segment about weaves. I was never a fan of weaves but I have worn a few in my days. I first started with ponytail pieces and braiding hair. When I wore my first ponytail piece, I thought I was so fly lol until this girl yanked it clean off my head lol. I wore a few long quick weaves, wigs as well as back pieces. But nothing brings me out more than my natural hair. After watching Good Hair, they show where human hair weaves come from. It is not surprising to me that it comes from India because they have beautiful hair quality, but these people sacrifice their hair to make our hair look good.
Kudos to Chris Rock and everyone who contributed to the making of this documentary because it makes me look at hair a whole different way.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Janet Jackson's "Make Me" Video

I look at Janet's video "Make Me" as an homage to her late brother, Michael. There are some many things to in the video that represents Michael. God bless you Janet and Rest In Peace Michael. Let's see if you can name a few. Leave comments.



Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tiger Upper Cut from Me

I'm not trying to take sides on the issue but I'm tired of hearing about the issue. Not just his case but all of these celebrities and their personal affairs being aired out like dirty laundry. These people are human beings and they had private lives. Their private lives need to just stay within their homes. I'm just so tired of when something negative happens to someone, their faces are all over the news and newspapers. No matter if it's CNN or ESPN, Tiger Woods dominated the channel today. From a woman's point of view, I do feel bad for his wife. As a husband and a father, he should not have done what he did because when you marry someone your committment is to your wife. Plus they have a child. But that is a personal issue for her and Tiger to work out. They are going through a tough time right now and people just keep digging into it. A question that really gets to me is if he didn't crash his truck in front of his own house would all of this have come out? Would all those women would have come forward? My main question is can America focus on something else please? All this hoop-laa is driving me crazy.


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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The King of Pop

Rest In Peace


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From Dominique Wilson


Kanye West doesn't even come close, sorry.