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Nostalgia for my Natural Hair

In Beauty, Culture, Family, Friends, Health, Media, Uncategorized on August 2, 2013 at 3:21 am

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It was over 10 years ago when I sat in my high school Social Studies class (do they even teach that subject in school anymore?) and my teacher, Mr. James, said something so profound that only recently resonated with me in my adult life. Mr. James announced to my class “People will tell you that your hair is ‘nappy’ to make it sound like a bad thing. I need you all to understand that your hair is very curly. Do not let people make you think something is wrong with you and that you are not beautiful because your hair is NATURALLY curly and not NATURALLY straight.”

Ah! Why didn’t I listen to Mr. James back then?! I’m sure I’d have the curls & length that I hair crush on in natural hair blogs by now. More importantly, being cognizant of the importance of being able to rock my hair naturally, why do I continue to straighten it using a pressing comb? For the past 2 and 1/2 months I’ve been wearing straight extensions. Do not get me wrong, I like the look and I enjoy switching up my style, but I miss my afro. The good and the bad hair days that it came with lol So, I’ve been scouring the internet for style tutorials and ideas for medium length hair. I’m curious to see my hair length after I take out my extensions, as well as find a new moisturizer. I’m open to suggestions and I’ll definitely post pics of my hair styles to come.

XO

J

Say Bye to Bad Relationships with This Song

In Uncategorized on December 12, 2012 at 12:18 am

Relationships, the bad ones to be specific, have the ability to sometimes turn you into someone unrecognizable to yourself. Here’s a great song by Fiona Apple that talks about this. My favorite lyric is “What wasted unconditional love/On somebody
Who doesn’t believe in the stuff…” I’ve pasted the rest of the song lyrics below.

“OH WELL”

What you did to me made me
See myself something different
Though I try to talk sense to myself
But I just won’t listen

Won’t you go away
Turned yourself in
You’re no good at confession
Before the image that you burned me in
Tries to teach you a lesson

What you did to me made me see myself somethin’ awful
A voice once stentorian is now again meek and muffled
It took me such a long time to get back up the first time you did it
I spent all I had to get it back, and now it seems I’ve been outbidded

My peace and quiet was stolen from me
When I was looking with calm affection
You were searching out my imperfections

What wasted unconditional love
On somebody
Who doesn’t believe in the stuff

You came upon me like a hypnic jerk
When I was just about settled
And when it counts you recoil
With a cryptic word and leave a love belittled

Oh what a cold and common old way to go
I was feeding on the need for you to know me
Devastated at the rate you fell below me

What wasted unconditional love
On somebody
Who doesn’t believe in the stuff

Oh, well

We’ll Make Great Pets

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2012 at 5:30 am

This is “Pets” by Porno for Pyros from the early 1990s. This is a great song. The conspiracy theorist in me says that this is possible whenever I watch mindless tv shows lol

Same As Me

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

Just Another Guy

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Ladies, as much as we love to love the losers, maybe it’s time to give good guys a chance.

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2012 at 5:25 pm

This is a great post about perseverance!

Cole in Transition

Greetings to you all this lovely Monday morning (my way of boosting myself for the dreaded Monday morning).  Last week I was greeted with a few obstacles on this weight loss journey.  Projects for my son at school,responsibilities with family gatherings and a GINORMOUS migraine that hung around for 3 whole days!!  It no doubt kept me from working out at my usual capacity of approximately 8-10 workouts a week.  I actually may have only gotten in around 4.  Oh how this disappointed me!  I even began to feel a little defeated.  I constantly gave myself little pep talks that went a little something like this maybe you can relate….” This is for your overall health, don’t worry it will get better next week, you’ve come too far to stop now you’ve done great!”  Still I knew this morning was weigh in day.  I reluctantly approached the scale and stepped…

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It’s Your Time To Shine

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2012 at 4:22 am

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No YOLO

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

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Dont Be Ignored

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Dont Be Ignored

Create Yourself!

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Create Yourself!

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