Saturday, July 21, 2007


Does the title intrigue you? I hope so. I have a true story to tell you, but to get to the part about Tina, I think I need to start at the very beginning.

It started about three and a half years ago, I noticed that my hair was growing so fast that I had to trim it just about every month or so to keep the same hair style and suddenly I had one of those light bulb moments. I actually had what I thought was a good idea.
I decided to let my hair grow before it started to turn grey so that I could donate
it to 'Locks of Love', so I stopped cutting it. After all this might be my only chance, I was doomed to be grey some day, in fact I was over due the rest of the women in my family turned grey at fairly early ages and here I was still dreading that day.

My hair not only grew fast but it seemed like it was getting thicker and thicker. I used to wear my hair long a lot when I was young but as an older woman I felt silly so I would wear it up.
Then out of laziness and the fact that I never really go anywhere but to the school, store and back home, I began wearing it in a ponytail even though I think that looks silly on a older woman too, but it was fast easy and it kept it up and out of my way.
I wore it that way for those three years every day and every night too. I would take it down to brush it and wash it, then I would brush it again at night and put it right back up in that ponytail so that it wouldn't fall on my face when I was sleeping.

Now that you are bored to death I'm sure you are wondering what this could possibly have to do with Tina Turner, well I'm getting to that. Even though we have never met we now have something in common. So back to my hair.

I have very straight hair, straight as an American Indians, straight has a board.
Then I noticed at about eight months into my third year of growing my hair I had a strange looking wave or you might call it a kink, right across the top of my hair, it went from ear to ear and over the top of my head like a head band, just one wave and once it appeared it stayed. When I took my hair down to brush it, it was still there but the rest of my hair was still straight. It puzzled me?
Then the worst happened I began to start getting some grey hair, it seemed like it was coming in all at the same time but it was only on the very underside of my hair the new growth was on my neckline and at the side of my ears and no where else.
My ponytail didn't appear to have any grey yet so I decided it was time to cut it.
I already had several inches more growth then what they required so it wouldn't be a problem.

So I stood in front of the mirror and began to cut my tightly bound ponytail off, but it was a lot harder to do by myself then I thought it was going to be so I got my daughter to finish it.
The ponytail came off and what was left of my hair fell free and here is where Tina comes in.
My grandson came running to see what the commotion was about my daughter was trying to keep a straight face and I was screaming in shock "Oh my God, what happened to my hair, what could have caused this?"
My daughter is trying to calm me down while at the same time trying not to laugh and telling me she likes it, she thinks it's cute. I can't believe what I am seeing in the mirror and I'm screaming "It's not cute, I'm Tina Turner. This is Tina Turners hairdo. You don't believe me look, here it is on this CD" and I show her a picture of Tina on one of my CD's.

Do you see this picture of Tina she's not singing, she's pointing at her hair and she screaming what a mess.
And now it's my hair. Well it was my hair, mine has already grown a great deal, but it's no

longer straight, it's very curly, when it's wet it's at its best the curls look like lovely ringlet but the minute it drys it becomes wild and frizzy,bushy and ugly like an Afro gone bad.
Let's face it people Tina could pull off anything and look good but an ugly old white women with a big nose does not look good with a frizzy Afro.

I need a hair dresser but if I go to a hairdresser, do I go to one that fixes white peoples hair or do I go to one that fixes black peoples hair I don't know what kind of products to put on it to make it look decent.

I need some help. I need some information. I need a hug!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


When it comes to thinking, the one thing that I never gave much thought to is the dictionary.
I use it profusely but I guess I always thought that the words I looked up were in it since its beginning.
So when I read about the dictionary being updated this year I couldn't help thinking, well of course how stupid of me.

The new dictionary is adding 100 new words.
Ginormous. What do you think about that word?

Here is a part of the article.

There's "crunk," a style of Southern rap music; the abbreviated "DVR," for digital video recorder; and "IED," shorthand for the improvised explosive devices that have become common in the war in Iraq.

If it sounds as though Merriam-Webster is dropping its buttoned-down image with too much talk of "smackdowns" (contests in entertainment wrestling) and "telenovelas" (Latin-American soap operas), consider it also is adding "gray literature" (hard-to-get written material) and "microgreen" (a shoot of a standard salad plant.)
No matter how odd some of the words might seem, the dictionary editors say each has the promise of sticking around in the American vocabulary.
"There will be linguistic conservatives who will turn their nose up at a word like `ginormous,'" said John Morse, Merriam-Webster's president. "But it's become a part of our language. It's used by professional writers in mainstream publications. It clearly has staying power."
One of those naysayers is Allan Metcalf, a professor of English at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., and the executive secretary of the American Dialect Society.
"A new word that stands out and is ostentatious is going to sink like a lead balloon," he said. "It might enjoy a fringe existence."
But Merriam-Webster traces ginormous back to 1948, when it appeared in a British dictionary of military slang. And in the past several years, its use has become, well, ginormous.

Well the first thing I thought of when I read this word 'ginormous', was slang and that is what the article says too.
So why can't these words just go into a book of slang and leave my dictionary alone. I have enough pages to thumb through looking for the words that I really need.
However if they are going to put 100 new words in the dictionary, some of which they consider slang, then I better see the words 'Blog and Blogger' among them or I think we should all protest, because we are not a passing fancy.

You and I may come and go, but the ' blog ' is here to stay!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


I'm back, but it sure wasn't easy getting here.
When I put that last post up and said that I would be back in a couple of days, I really meant a couple of days, but a storm came our way and knocked out our internet connection. So there we sat like the little tech dummies that we are, trying to see if we could fix it. Well not really trying to fix as much as arguing over what was wrong.

So we did the logical thing and called our provider but they were so busy they couldn't send anyone out right away so we were given an appointment and we eagerly awaited our turn, day after day.
He finally came late yesterday. He was able to diagnose the problem. It seems our poor old modem died. Funny thing is the man could find the problem but he wasn't tech savvy enough to get us back on the internet. He tried and gave up, so I fixed it after he left.

So I'm finally back, just in time to say ---


And now I'm going to try to say hi to everyone before someone else wants on,
so bye.

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