Hey Yinz Guys & Happy Friday! We made it through yet another week, and can you believe it’s already November? Like I swear January was just last week. So with this new month comes new routines and new goals, and also time to start saving and shopping for Christmas next month. My sister also celebrates her 30th birthday this month and I will be traveling to see her in Philly so I need to save all my coins and monies for all the upcoming spending I will be doing this month and next. Continue reading “No New Makeup November…”
So on January 24, 2012 I reached what I would call a some-what major milestone in my life. I celebrated 1 full year of having “Natural Hair”. Now I know for some that may not be a big deal…but for me it was definitely a reason to celebrate. You see for a long time I believed that only relaxed/straight hair worked for me. Every 2 weeks I was in a chair getting my hair chemically altered to be bone straight. Just the sight of my hairs natural texture could cost me to have a bad day or run and hide. I was also a fan of long straight weaves, you couldn’t tell me nothing on my 25th birthday when I had my long weave in lol!
So when I decided to do the “Big Chop” January of last year I was extremely worried about how I would be precived…even tho I had put on a front that I didn’t care what people would think…I really did, especially when it came to the opposite sex. I haven’t aways been as confident with my looks as I am now, so doing something as dramatic as cutting off my hair was either going to make or break my whole persona of how I thought looked and who I was. And luckily it was for the better…like way WAY better lol.
YES…I was 26 last year, and I know some of yinz may be thinking “Well damn…at 26 you still weren’t sure about who you were?” and the answer is…yes and no. 2011 was a really rough year for me…being unemployed and somewhat depressed had a lot to do with it…but this is not the post to discuss such things 🙂 so let’s move on…for now!
But now its one year later…my hair has grown like CRAZY and now that I have some length to it I have been trying all types of styles. I’m so proud of myself, so proud that I took a chance and stepped out of my own comfort zone and decided to make a change and try something new.
GO ME…GO ME!
Last week I was on vacation…and Lord knows it was needed. I spent most of my time in my second home Philly, a day in Jersey and then a few hours for what was my first trip to NYC!
I had an amazing time with my sister. As of lately it’s been ruff not having her around 24/7 so being able to spend a whole 7 days with her was greatly appreciated. We wanted to make it to DC as well, but we stayed in Jersey a lil longer then expected so we had to choose between DC or NYC…and NYC won!
While in Philly my sister took me to this great place called Frankford Hall that’s was located in Fishtown. It’s like you’re outside, but you’re inside too lol! They had A bunch of different beers there, I’m not a huge beer drinker but they had a beer called Franzisker Dunkel-Weisse that I thought was pretty good. Their burgers were big, juicy and delicious…so delicious that I forgot to take a picture of it lol! And they had carrot cake and German chocolate cupcakes as their specialty dessert that day. I got the German chocolate cupcake….it was like biting into a lil piece of chocolate heaven!
So then on Thursday, me Candace(sister) made our way to Jersey to see one of her best friends Lyndsie. It was my first time there and her house and neighborhood was beautiful! While in Jersey I got to enjoy my first Jacuzzi, and I must say when it comes time for me to buy a house I would defiantly be installing one of my own. It felt sooooooooooooooooo good!
So on Saturday I made my first visit to NYC, it was extremely short and sweet! My friend Rudy came and took me and my sister around to a few spots! We went to bar called Macondo and a pizza shop called Artichoke. The pizza there was amazing, not how like I normally like my pizza….but for a picky eater like me it was pretty damn good. Only bad think about the trip was that I didn’t take any pictures, I was to busy looking up and around at everything that I forgot to take pictures. Well I did get one picture of the Empire State building lol! I had a great time there and I def want to go back, but next time stay for like a week.
Last week made for a great vacation, but I’m excited to be back home. I def missed my Virginia =^_^=
Since I got my iPhone back in March I have been using it as my everyday camera instaed of the new one I just bought last year lol. With all the great photo apps that the app store has to offer, I don’t plan on going back to my regular camera unless its like an important event. So I just thought I would post some of my most rescent photos I have on my iPhone. My top 2 favorite photo apps are Intagram and Diptic. I guess you can call me an iPhonegrapher now lol…Enjoy!
A few weeks ago I visited what has become my second home for the past 5 years…Philadelphia Pa. I never thought that I would fall in love with a city as much as I have with the City of Brotherly Love. Growing up I never had any desire to really come visit Philly… it was always New York, Miami, LA and Greensboro, NC(parts of my dad’s side of the family live there…I LOVE IT THERE) were always my places of choice. But after my little sister got accepted to Temple University in 2005, I have found myself there at least every couple of months! She is now an official Temple Alumni, and her days in the city are now numbered. She will be moving soon, and that means my days of free room and board may be numbered as well 😦
Believe it or not, with the amount of time I have spent in Philly…I had yet to take an official tour of the city. One of the main attractions of Philly is the Liberty Bell, so while we we’re in Old City we decided to take a quick stop there before we went to Happy Hour!
After the Liberty Bell my sister, mother and I meet up with Martin who is my sisters best friend. With no real plan we just did some bar hopping and Krispy Kream donuts smashing…and when I say smashing…I MEAN SMASHING! MMMMMM DONUTS! *Homer Simpson voice* lol
So here’s just some of the pics from when I was in Philly!
So I had this WHOLE day planned out…that I was going to wake up at 9:30am to 1.)Wake up sis…cause she was afraid she would sleep thru her alarm and 2.) Get all this shit done, like put in some more applications, send out my resume and also call my old job to see why I haven’t received my W2’s yet.
Ask me…Did I do any of these things? NOPE…well except call my sis but that way it. Didn’t fill not one application nor send out any resumes. I’m seriously slacking on my PIMP’N right now! *long sigh*
But I did manage to take some cute pictures over on my Tumblr page…SMH…I know I already know b!
BUT TOMORROW…IT’S GOING DOWN SON…REAL RAP!