I’ve been on a documentary kick lately. I love taking a peek inside someone else’s life and seeing what it’s like to live like they do. There are so many things out there that I am completely unaware of, but I like to try to enlighten myself to different ways of life as much as I can. Whether that’s through traveling to a different country, a different city, reading a blog or just popping in a DVD, there are all kinds of ways we can become more aware of others which will, in turn, make us more accepting of others–something I struggle with on a daily basis.
So, after I heard about Good Hair–a Chris Rock documentary about the lengths black women go to get the ‘perfect’ hair–I immediately put it on my Nexfix queue and eagerly awaited that little red envelope in my mail box. It came in over the weekend, but last night was the first chance I had to actually watch it. I was planning on posting about something different today, but after watching the film, I decided that I wanted to share my thoughts on it with all of you.
Posted in Movies
Tags: Black Hair, Chemicals, Chris Rock, Documentary, Good Hair, Hair, India, Relaxer, Self Esteem, Shave, Sodium Hydroxide, Temple, Weave, Women
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I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for a catchy song. Add some Chris Martin, a good healthy dose of kick drum and a sprinkle of synthesizer and you’ve got yourself a recipe for ‘Kellie’s Summer Anthem’. Three years ago, said anthem was most certainly ‘Viva la Vida’. After recently organizing my iPod, I realized I had listened to that track over 200 times– that’s 14 hours of unadulterated Coldplay action. Now, after downloading their newest single, I have a feeling that ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ will certainly make it’s way up the ‘most played’ ranks. If this weekend is any indication (a friend and I listened to it on repeat for a good portion of a 3 hour drive to central Oregon) it’s off to a great start.
After looking at a recent cable bill, I realized I was paying over $170 for a service I could (mostly) get for free online! So I said adios to my cable provider, which also meant getting rid of the internet that was bundled along with it. Now, I can live without cable (I think), but I can not live without the internet. So I did some research into providers in my area and found one who was running a promotion–$14.99 a month! Needless to say, I ordered it right away.
My modem was scheduled to arrive yesterday and my little heart skipped a beat when I heard the knock of the UPS person at my door. I opened the package and could smell the newness of it. Carefully unpacking everything, I got started installing the internet. I was thrilled that this modem had built in wireless, making my Netgear router I’ve had for years obsolete. After plugging everything in and getting online, I felt great–that is, until I looked at the nest of cords behind my nightstand. The picture above is not my actual mess of cords, but is identical in magnitude and complexity, and no matter how hard I tried I could never get those cords to look organzied. Enter bluelounge.
Posted in Orginazition, Tech, Web
Tags: bluelounge, CableBox, CableClip, Cables, Cleaning, Clutter, Internet, Money Saving, The Container Store, TV
If I could be any type of dancer, I think I would be a ballerina. Not only does the name alone evoke images of poise and grace, but the fluid movements and beautiful costumes make being a ballerina any little (or big) girl’s dream. Alas, I have been cursed with flat feet and just the right mix of laziness and inflexibility making this wanna be ballerina sitting in the auditorium seats during the annual production of The Nutcracker.
Posted in Dance, Photography
Tags: Art, Ballerina, Ballet, Boston, City, Dance, Dancer, Facebook, New York City, Photography, Urban
Since I’ve been spending a lot of time looking for the perfect theme to use on my blog, I thought I’d do a quick post on a group of designers who have some of the best out there (coming from my very limited, very short time in the blogging world). They’re called WooThemes and you can check theme out here.