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The Chop... Now What?

Starting the natural journey was the furthest thing from my mind.
I enjoyed my short cut and my edges fried dyed and laid to the side,
but when my hair started thinning on the top and began breaking off
all over and I started looking more like Tyrone, than Theressa, I
knew I had to do something. My barber told me to just cut it all
off and go natural. The thought of going natural gave me nightmares
. See when God was passing out hair, I was the last in line so by
the time I got to Him all the good hair was gone and I had to take
what was left and it wasn't much or good. But in everything give thanks.
So I said, Thank you Jesus! I never liked my natural hair because it
was nappy and I just knew by going natural, I would be immediately
shipped back to the motherland. But the more and more I woke up
looking like Tyrone I knew something had to be done. So I called my
barber and said let's do this. I went to the barbershop the next
morning scared….scared that I would look even scarier, mad…
mad that all my hair was falling out, and sad…sad because
this was the last thing I needed on my already full plate.

When I sat in the chair, he said you ready to do this baby girl.
I just nodded slowly. He then said wait a minute, and he
comes back with a chilled glass chardonnay and says just take
a couple of sips to calm down. I say thank you and took it
straight to the head and then start smiling immediately
afterward. I felt better with a quickness. He then started
cutting my hair with the clippers and telling me how beautiful
I was going to look afterward. I just sat there head still spinning
from the wine looking just as crazy as ever! He then took the
scissors and started clipping the straight ends of hair, which
he said was from the perm and gave me an edge up and it was
over. He turned my chair around to the mirror and said there you
go beautiful. I just starred at myself for a minute, touched my hair,
which was soft to my surprise and said, I'm not ready." He said yes
you are baby girl, you are going to get so many compliments because
you got the head and the face for this. Of course I didn't believe him,
but I said okay and thanks. I gave him a hug and asked for the rest
of the wine so I could drink it when I got home. Much to my surprise,
he already had me a bottle to congratulate me for taking this step. I
gave him another hug and walked out. I reached in my purse pulled
out my baseball cap, put it on my head and drove home.

On the drive home, I thought, "how was I really going to walk around
like this?' What do I say when someone says, "What did you do
to your hair?" My response to the question would be to cuss, but I'm
working hard on this Christian walk so I couldn't do that. Well if they got
on my nerves I would cuss, then ask for forgiveness. I thought……do I
wear different clothes now, what if I have to host an event, my head is
going to be looking a hot mess. Then I got to take a million pictures.
Lawd! I thought you were supposed to feel free, when you go natural.
Nothing is free but my mind, it's freely driving me crazy about my hair!
I get home and of course the children and the dog all run to greet me
and want to see what my hair looks like, I just tell them, I'm now Mr.
Tyrone and leave me alone. They just start laughing and say come
on mommy, we don't care about your hair, you are our mommy and
you are still beautiful to us. I look at them like get out of my face. I
then take my cap off and say here it is. They stared at me like, she
really is Mr. Tyrone. Collin finally says you look fine mommy. Kristin
says it's different, but it looks nice. I just walk away from them and
go in the bathroom and stare at just like the children did. I thought to
myself well girl suck it up, it's your new normal and the pity party is now over.

I then headed out to the store to buy the products my barber told to
purchase. I bought the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, the
Eco Olive Oil Gel, Coconut Oil, and the Jamaican Black Castor Oil.
These are the products I'm using right now and I'm now in my 3rd
week with being natural and still not comfortable with it yet to be
honest. I know it's going to take some time, so I'll keep you posted
on my progress. Please feel free to share tips, products that you
are using, or even your story. Until next week…… Cheers!

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Dave Grohl's Back, on a Throne

A couple of weeks ago, Dave Grohl broke his leg falling off-stage during a concert in Sweden.

He got patched up quick - not a permanent fix, but enough to get him back on stage - and he finished up the show.

Then he took a little time off to recuperate.

He's still on that road to recovery, but that didn't stop him from kicking off the Foo Fighters' North American tour on Saturday at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.

He's still got his leg in a cast, but he performed anyway, sitting most of the time with his leg propped up.

His seat was fashioned like the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, made of guitars instead of swords.

Check out the show's open... The video's not great, but you can capture the spirit of the thing...

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USA Women Grab FIFA Gold

It's official. The USA Women's Soccer team defeated Japan last night in Vancouver, and took home FIFA's World Cup.

That makes them the first women's team to win a third World Cup.

It was an amazing game. USA's Carli Lloyd scored three goals on her own in the first half - something that's never been done in a World Cup final match.

The final was 5-2. Watch the folks at ESPN break it down.

And go USA!

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And Now, the Rest of the Story

A week or so ago, we posted a video of a guy who parked illegally in a handicapped spot.

Somehow, his car was covered in some sort of blue substance to teach him a lesson. We couldn't really tell what that substance was, as the video wa kind of grainy.

Here's a much better video - showing a group of people plastering the car with blue and white Stick-It notes.

Looks like they have more uses than we knew.

Check out the whole video - it's worth watching.


Posted by ADDIKTION on Friday, July 3, 2015
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Game of Hot Dogs

Hold the presses! Close the grills!

The King of Hot Dog Eating has been dethroned.

It's official.

Joey Chestnut, who's won Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest every 4th of July for the past eight years, was knocked off Saturday by Matt "The Megaload" Stonie, who managed to down 62 hot dogs - buns and all - in 10 minutes.

The next closest competitor managed only 32 hot dogs and buns in that same timeframe.

I'll bet these guys don't get invited to a lot of cookouts...

Eating 62 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns, Matt Stonie takes home the 2015 championship title and belt!

Posted by Nathan's Famous on Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Her Name is Heavenly Joy, and Boy, Is She Ever

Every once in a while, something joyous happens on America's Got Talent.

Here's one of those moments.

A 5-year-old named Heavenly Joy wowed the judges and the audience with her audition piece, singing a song from Frozen and tap dancing too.

What's even more impressive is the way she handled herself in the spotlight, and with the judges - and what she plans to do with the money if she wins the big prize of $1,000,000.

An amazing kid!

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Not Again... Yes Again!

Years from now, psychologists will do studies to figure out why the Sharknado franchise is so popular.

By then, we'll be up to Sharknado 47.

The folks behind the franchise are sequel geniuses.

And they talk about it in the trailer:

"While those other movies wait years, even decades, to release sequels, we give the people what they want as soon as it’s sort of ready…"

Sharknado took aim at Los Angeles.

Sharknado 2 took a bite out of the Big Apple.

And now Sharknado 3 is coming, taking aim at the entire East Coast.

And guess what? You and millions of others will be watching. You know you will.

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Locations : East CoastLos Angeles


Step Aside, XXL - Regular Mike is in the House

Let's face it, Magic Mike XXL sets a very high bar for men.

Chiseled, easy on the eyes, the subjects of fantasy.

For the rest of us, that sets the standard impossibly high.

So thank goodness for this answer to Magic Mike XXL.

Regular Mike M/L.

That's more like it. Guys, I think we can live up to this, don't you?

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Animal Park's Got Talent!

Okay, this is stupid and dumb - but I guarantee it will make you laugh.

Some folks were driving through an animal park when they came up to a zebra.

This wasn't any ordinary zebra.

This was the Mister Ed of zebras, and he was willing to sing for his supper.

Like I said, stupid, and dumb. But funny!

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So That's How You Make Twins...

Thanks, Ellen Degeneres, for posting this picture.

I think it can live on its own, without commentary.

How about you?

So that’s how it works.

Posted by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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