Archive for June, 2009

Where have I been?

June 30, 2009

– I wish I could say I was on some 2 week exotic tropical vacation…

– Or wisked off to Paris on a private jet for a major shopping spree – well maybe not Paris since all the planes keep crashing into the water!!!!!!

– Or I locked myself away and was working on some amazing project – nope, already did that ūüôā and it is coming to fruition! yippee!

– Or maybe it’s just the boring fact that life has been happening lol! Nah, my life isn’t boring AT. ALL. I kind of wish I had a camera following me around the past two weeks or so.

I had a really great weekend playing mas at the DC Carnival! It was SO fun! We danced ALLLLL day down Georgia Avenue and then went to the after party where we commenced to danging ALLLLL night to all types of Soca and Reggae till 430 in la manana!!! it was pure, sober, fun!

We are gearing up to go to Carnival in Trinidad next February so we got our fun and experience in! The only true way to experience Carnival is to play mas! We were going to do the mud band, but changed at the last minute to play in this other band BUT we still got covered in mud! Gotta have the mud experience at least once in your life!¬† Now¬†I want to go to all the Carnival celebrations around the world, namely Caribana and the one in New York on labor day! Caribana is only one month away so I’m not sure¬†I can swing it, but MAYBE the NY one!

Anyways, let’s see what else. Oh,¬†I went to this great Reggae concert the other weekend at the carter baron here in DC. Each summer they do a series of free concerts hosted by the washington post – it was so fun! The night was perfect, balmy.¬† Lots of people came out, young and old, to party!

I saw so many different styles of locs it was making me crazy – in a good way!!¬†This woman’s locs in front of me were SO pretty! And the perfect size!¬† I really want to loc my hair at the end of the summer and have been trying to decide how I will start them – twists, braids or comb twists. I will probably go with braids so the hair will actually stay in place!¬† I’m ready for the next¬†“phase” in my natural hair journey.¬† I have yet to find a picture of someone with my hair type with locs, but I’m going to keep looking! I’ve gotten some great advice from people who wear locs and my friend even said she’d help me start mine at the end of the summer! yay!

That’s all for now – quick updates! All I know is 9 months until Carnival! Going to¬†up my milage in my runs¬†(I’m at 3.5 miles now)¬†and the time I spend in the pool doing laps (I do an hour)! Trinidad Carnival + caribbean hot sun + skimpy outfits = pure dedication to training oneself for a 14 mile party! yay!!!

Ciao, Ciao

*B*

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June 11, 2009

*some quick little updates*

– Yesterday, someone told me the¬†absolute¬†MOST ridiculous, INSANE¬†bit of news/information/speculation/accusation,¬†E V E R and said “you just compartmentalize that” – ummmmmmmmm, yeah. – got 2.5 hours of sleep last night. ugh!

– so onto FUN stuff!

Last Saturday I went to the Don’t Waste Your Life Tour here in VA and had a BLAST!!! It featured the Christian Hip Hop artists on Reach Records – Lecrae, Tripp Lee, Tedashii, Sho Baraka and Flame. It was super amazing!¬† The church was ROCKIN! All types of people were in there, young, old, red, yellow, black and white (we are all His children in His sight – remember that little song?) anyways, I even looked over and saw the Pastor gettin down! It was a great, great night! Good news music and such.

Check the Reach Records website for the Don’t Waste Your Life tour to see if it is coming to a city near you! http://www.reachrecords.com/dwyl/¬†– you definitely want to hit this up!

I’ve loved this song ever since I saw it one morning while getting ready for church by Flame and Lecrae – Joyful Noise *check the video* The beat rocks SO hard, but the message is that much better.

It truly was a blessing to be there in this big church listening to these awesomely talented¬†young men¬†not only share their creative music with us, but their testimonies as well.¬† I’m not much of a rap or hip hop fan anymore, but I love that Gospel music comes in all forms and that so many young people were there and knew ALL the words!¬† Hey, it’s better than them being at some other concert; they were partying for the Lord lol! And having sooo much fun!

While there I also got the chance to meet and¬†get a CD from another amazing artist on the record label, BenJah.¬† He classifies his music as Island, Soul, Rock and it is that.¬† The music is so chill,¬†with the perfect balance of the three key¬†elements¬†and with a great message as well.¬† Check his website, www.benjahmusic.com,¬†to listen to some of his music and then download the CD Filtered on itunes, it’s DEFINITELY worth it!¬† It’s great to see young people in the Kingdom using their God given talents and spreading the Gospel through their chosen medium!

Filtered

– Oh! so I got some MUCH needed closure on a little teensy situation and I’m glad for it!¬†

– So¬†I got some really, super awesome, super great news last week! It’s just amazing to be BLESSED and to see God’s hand at work in my life! He is preparing me for my next step and I am SOOOOO excited!

– The rain in the DC metro area is KILLING me! I want summer! I miss being able to go home and swim laps in the pool! ugh! to think, that was only two weeks ago! WHERE is the SUN! I’m trying to get my tan on, LOL!

– I got these ultra, super cute, fabulous House of¬†Harlow rings yesterday! I didn’t like her jewelry line at first, but then I got an email and looked through and found something(s) I liked! ¬†

– My mind has drifted away to thoughts of slumber so I’ll finish this later…maybe.

Ciao for now,

*B*