To some Black is a state of mind, others say Black is not a race but a color and others feel black is a race and not a color. Who is right? Everyone has the right to his or her own opinion and I wish to state mine. I feel the term Black is the greatest term every rendered in the English language. to be Black means to be part of a people full of greatness, intelligence, positivity and strong minds. Being Black means that I should know who I am, from whence I come and to whence I am going. I am proud to be part of the Race that is labels Black (which is negative according to many dictionaries, but the most positive word in the English language in my opinion) Although I prefer the more Politically correct term of MUTANT WITH AN OVERABUNDANCE OF PIGMENTATION.
So back in 2004, I wrote a poem to win tickets to a Prince Concert. Here's my winning poem, WARNING EXPLICIT
WHEN 2 R IN LOVE
Who told you I was a HORNEYTOAD with a SCARLET PUSSY?
Do you also know that I am SOFT AND WT with a DIRTY MIND and I want to give you HEAD in your LITTLE RED CORVETTE while we drive down ALPHABET ST. in EROTIC CITY?
Don't let my ARROGANCE fool you
I ADORE you and I want to MELT WITH YOU as we shower each other with DIAMOND AND PEARLS.
So lets take this INTO THE LIGHT with ONE KISS AT A TIME.
yep the Imperfectly perfect me kicked up the freak meter, so I could see his Royal Badness and it was an excellent Concert, If I do say so myself.
So one of the things I have been doing for the past two weeks is working on making our own hair and body products, mainly because they are so expensive and there are 6 of us and 4 of us need something for our hair, 2 of us suffer from eczema and dry skin so we need something and I can't keep buying things when I have all the tools at home to make them myself. So today, using Raw Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E capsules and Tea Tree Oil, and Olive Oil I made 2 products.
The top product can be used for hair and body (the beauty of using all natural oils), but I made it for body, I used 1lb of raw white Shea Butter, 2 TB of Grapseed Oil, 1 TB of Castor Oil, 1/2 TB of Jojoba Oil, 1/2 tsp of vitamin c powder, 6 vitamin E capsules, that I cut and put in the mixtures, 2 big heaping tablespoons of Coconut Oil and a few drops of tea tree oil and blended to the consistency I liked.
The 2nd product is mainly for our hair, I used a few spoons of coconut oil that I melted slightly, then added some of the the first product, olive oil and some castor oil, I truly just eyeballed the measurements until it was the consistency I liked.
We'll all be dabbing in these this week, So I'll let you know how our hair and body likes these products..
Imperfectly perfect me is just excited that I am able to monitor what my family puts on their body :-)
So the Family took a tech fast from noon to 4 pm and it was actually not too bad. I even iran an errand in my car and didn't turn on the radio, so I'm very proud of myself. So what did I do, well I watched the girls paint some very beautiful pictures. I made some body and hair creams for the family and I went to the Farmers Market and Kroger for some quick errands. These are actually things that I would have done had we not been on a tech fast. The real reason we went on a Tech Fast was because my hubby is addicted to some new game on his iPhone, LOL.. BUt that's ok, he asked us to do it and we willingly did it, that's what families' do, they support each other.. I am just thankful he couldn't find the Monopoly game, because I truly despise playing that game with him and my oldest, Malcolm.
So yes this imperfectly perfect diva can live without technology as long as Monopoly is not involved :-)!
Yesterday while out to dinner with my husband, I overheard some folks saying Whitney Houston was dead. They were young, so I figured just some crazy internet rumor, after all I had just seen pictures of her a Pre-Grammy Party having a blast and looking good, so this couldn't be true. Well they kept talking about it, mentioned media takeout and well, they are not a source of news. So despite not wanting to be on my phone during my dinner date with my husband, I asked if I could see what they were talking about and he said ok. Well as soon as I picked up my phone, I had a text from a good friend with the news, so I went to Facebook and Witches Brew and low and behold it was true.. Again, I was just in disbelief, I mean really the pictures that I had just saw of her showed a happy woman who partied a little to hard, but not knocking at death's door, so what in the world happened.
After reading as many posts about the news on Facebook and watching a little bit of CNN after returning home, I have decided that I don't want to know how she died. I don't want the news to continue to rehash all the poor decisions she made in her life, what I want as a Mom is for us all to remember that she has a beautiful young daughter, who is now without a Mom. A wonderful Mother who has to bury her daughter and an ex-husband who truly did love her and now can't tell her anymore. So let's all vow to say a prayer today for Cissy, Bobby Brown and most importantly Bobbi Kristina and for ourselves as we have truly lost a Voice that exemplifies the talent that God bestows upon some. That voice was truly amazing and has brought many of us to tears, which is nothing but God coming through us.
I know this imperfectly perfect Diva is gonna miss Ms. Whitty Hutton (if you don't know, Martin reruns are always on :-)
So the news is saying that Don Cornelius was found dead of an apparent suicide. Well before we begin to judge, let me just say this, been there, done that. Yes I just said that I too contemplated suicide, when I was in 7th grade. No I wasn't being teased, I was just really upset with my life, my mother and our living situation and I guess some childhood things (that are a post, I'm not quite ready to write yet) were just becoming all too overwhelming for me and I felt like maybe if I were gone, My mom would appreciate me more. Yes in the end, my suicide attempt was about my mother when it all boiled down too it. So i took some pills and nothing happened, it was obvious that God had other plans for me so I'm still here. I also don't take medication unless I absolutely have too because of this incident. Afterwards, I spoke to my counselor at school and I moved forward and starting living my life, yep still made a few mistakes but I never thought again that ending my own life was part of my plan. So even imperfectly perfect diva's have serious self doubts. Lets celebrate his life and not the way it ended.