Thursday, June 28, 2007


In fact, I've been so slow to post that I just discovered that I was tagged twice!

Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.

OK - Last time it was only 5 and I had to think long and hard to come up with those things I was willing to share. Not that I’ve led a totally boring existence, but while you do want the facts to be somewhat amusing or entertaining and a little revealing, you don’t want to let everyone in on all the sordid details! Anyway…

1. The summer I turned 13, my parents bought a Mr. Softee ice cream truck and made my older sister and me work on it. Yes, we got paid and we thought it was good money. Looking back, it wasn’t even minimum wage! At first it was great eating all the ice cream you wanted (salary perk?). But you would not believe how the ice cream smell stays with you. And you don’t want to know what re-run is! After working a few months, I was so over it. To this day, I don’t eat soft-serve custard ice cream.

2. During elementary and high school, I was much more (ok – totally more) athletic than I am now. I used to run track (50 and 100 yard dash) and do gymnastics (I can’t do a backbend now to save my life!). The only thing I can still do now is a headstand.

3. The theme song for my HBCU's entering freshman class was “One Nation Under a Groove.” I still love that song and I can still do the dance that was popular at the time. Can any of you east-coasters of a certain age name the dance? Feet don’t fail me now!

4. I can’t stand getting into an unmade bed. If I didn’t make the bed in the morning, I have to make it up at night before I get in to go to sleep.

5. I can’t help counting things. Does that make me somewhat compulsive? If I’m doing a mindless solitary task like walking or riding, I’m almost always counting something - the number of steps I take as I walk or climb stairs, how many punch-buggies I see, how many heads of fake hair I’ll see before I get to my destination…

6. I’ve gotten 3 speeding tickets.

7. I can't whistle and I can just barely snap my fingers, and only with my left hand.

I know, I know - this is juicy stuff!

It took me so long to think about what to post, there's probably no one left to tag.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Six fantastic looking women!

Yes, I know I'm slow sometimes - but I'm on vacation! As you can tell by these few pictures, we all had a great time! In fact, we were so busy talking that we didn't even bother to take any pictures until the very end. So what did we talk about? Hair, of course! And men, and kids, and hair, and men with boats....

I met two of the ladies for the first time, Ms. D, far left in the back row, and Ms. R, second from the right in the back row. Ms. D has had her SL's for about a year and they looked so cute and cutly. She even had a beautiful piece of hair jewelry. Ms. R is a very fresh newbie, having just had hers installed about two weeks ago. She started with all natural shoulder length hair. And contrary to her own thoughts, everyone thought her hair looked beautiful and will only get moreso I've known Ms. DE, second from the left in the back row, for several years. She's also a newbie, having had hers installed about 2 months ago. I think I'll take credit for finally convincing her to take the plunge! Her hair is full and has a beautiful color. I think most of you know QuietSpirit, front left. Her SL's will be 8 years old this summer and her hair is just about the thickest I've ever seen. And just think, all that length and she had cut about 8 inches off a few years ago. We're going to have to get together so I can give her the crash course in softspike setting so she can finally use hers. And last, but not least, Energyteacher, front right, who's at the year and a half mark. She still has cute little curlies at the ends.

I really appreciate these opportunities that we have to get together and just talk. They're about so much more than hair.

Save the date!!! The first weekend in October (October 6 and 7) is the annual Locks Conference in Philadelphia. Last year, we had about 15 people join us for classes, presentations, entertainment and opportunities to buy beautiful products for locks. We capped off the day with a lively dinner and rounds of picture taking. We'll be organizing something along those lines again, so watch out for information probably sometime in September. We're hoping to make this one even bigger and better than last year!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Lunch in Philadelphia

The ladies in Philadelphia are meeting for lunch on Saturday, June 16 at 1pm. The Rock Lobster Restaurant is the place to be for food, fun, laughs and, of course great hair! If you're planning to join us, please email me and I'll add you to our reservation. Looking forward to seeing new faces and familiar ones. Bring your cameras!