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i heart food March 28, 2010

Filed under: random freshness — eklove @ 4:06 am

So tonite I went with a friend to Houlihans. I really enjoyed it. I heart small plates. You get variety. I had 3 small plates. My friend had 1 small plate and a regular size entrée. I had chipotle chicken and avocado egg rolls, Thai noodles, and salmon. I know the salmon doesn’t really flow but that’s the beauty of small plates. You can try random things. There was some other Asian options but I wanted salmon. It was all good. I want to go back and visit with K. I might dream about those noodles…


that hair thing March 27, 2010

Filed under: follicles — eklove @ 4:05 am

so my hair is still fairly straight. I decided I didn’t feel like washing and pin curling was working. approximately 1 billion people have made comments about my hair. But I am ready to go back to the curls and twists and what not. if i weren’t so lazy i would have washed it tonite. i want to see how the fresh trim makes the curls dance.



Filed under: abdc — eklove @ 4:01 am
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I usually dvr ABDC and watch it Friday nights so I never vote

Well last night I watched on the real night and I was thinking I don’t vote. I am a fan. I have opinions. Why don’t I vote? But I quickly reassured myself that I don’t vote because I watch it on the wrong night. Fast forward to this morning and I realize that I could have voted.

Despite my non voting self my Canadian friends Blueprint Cru survived again and are now in the top 3 along with Poreotix and Hype 5-0. So two of my top three made it to the top three. It would have been really dynamic if Jungle Boogie had been the 3rd crew. But I didn’t really like their routine and “American has spoken”.

Here’s a peek at Poreotix

And Blueprint

ooh what does the future hold?


new ‘do March 20, 2010

Filed under: follicles — eklove @ 4:54 am
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So I finally went and checked out Salon Heaven www.salonheaven.com . It’s a beautiful spot. A south loop loft salon. There are deep purple walls and exposed bricks. A nice ambiance and stylish accents were also high notes. So my agenda going in was to get a trim and a braid twist combo style. And I came out 2+ hours later with a trim and a flat iron. I am ecstatic about the long over due trim. I truly should have went last month. To me the flat iron is a non style. Basically I wasn’t confident (as was the stylist or so it seemed) about executing what I asked for. So I decided to just head home and planned to do my hair Saturday. So last night I did like 8-10 pin curls and put a little Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade www.oyinhandmade.com on the ends and then them out this morning. I haven’t had my hair straight for real in about 6 years. It was a bit odd looking at myself in the mirror. K said I looked like a different person. So the pin curls came out great and  I got some body. People went wild at work. I got a lot of your hair looks so pretty and I didn’t know who you were’s. It was random to get so much attention. But the best compliment was “cute hair but your styles are always cute”. This is not new news but many black folks still favor straight hair. But all in all I had a good experience at Salon Heaven. And it seems that other stylists are well versed in natural styling from braids to locs. So I will likely try them again.



Filed under: abdc — eklove @ 4:29 am
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So ABDC has allowed me to let out a sigh of relief…
My new top two are still in the running and (drum roll please) saltare is gone. No offense to the jump ropers out there but I was not a fan. I think JC wants to become a motivation speaker. His comments are random. I was entertained though tonight.


randomization March 13, 2010

Filed under: abdc,follicles,h&f — eklove @ 9:40 pm
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so ABDC …

I watched it last night because I dvr’d it Thursday.

One of my top two bit the dust but I also didn’t love the performance.

My on the fence third favorite did a smashing job

and since the old number two got booted Poreotix is my new number two  

I also really appreciated Jungle Boogie

Blueprint Cru did fabulous again.

I really think that Heavy Impact should have been able to stay and the random jump ropers went home. Ugh. I also thought Hype 5-0 was random. If those two had went instead then Static Noyze could have redeemed themselves in the future.  Whatever that’s a whole other rant of the un reality of reality TV.

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my hair. I had been trying to get in touch with this woman who has a fabulous website and does amazing things with natural hair. Well I have called twice over the past 3 weeks and no response. Then yesterday evening I get a call back after I had moved on and made an appointment with a cool salon which may or may not be a better idea for me and my hair.

I tried to call back last night and today to the original salon. No response. So I am still deciding if I should just give up on her and go with my appointment for Thursday or what. I mean if she is this hard to get ahold of how will that work for longevity? I am looking for a hair relationship. Up until now I only went to the salon about 4 or 5 at the most times a year. It was usually just for trims or an occasional style. But K wants me to get my hair done more and I am inclined to go along with that because of my increasing length  it takes more time. But I do like doing my own hair.

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my health plan

well this week was not so hot I do so much better when i plan better

I was rushing and working hard so unfortunately that meant eating some junk but such is life

I had cravings for my healthy snacks so that’s good

I forgot to post my current stats earlier

I am 5’4 1/2  and weigh 141

My normal stats same height and 130

so my goal is to get rid of 6-11 pounds.


tune in March 12, 2010

Filed under: random freshness — eklove @ 12:04 am

Abdc tonight MTV 9 PM central time
Two crews will be eliminated.