Days 1 & 2

The first two days sans social networking have been a little rough, especially since I’ve done so much I would normally facebook or tweet about. On Friday, since I wasn’t distracted by social networking, I was actually able to work on one of my memoirs, working on my daily word count goal. I also cleaned my kitchen and took out the trash.

Later that night, I met up with MensHealth and we went to Kobe Steakhouse for the first time. All I have are cell phone pictures of the experience. It was at this moment I realized I needed a real camera. Nevertheless, I had a great meal and a great time. I loved the decor, especially the koi pond filled with HUGE fish (one of which had eyelids and something that looked like eyelashes!) who stuck their mouths out of the water because they thought we came to feed them.

On Saturday, we went to Keke’s for breakfast. After a great meal there, we went to get our eyebrows threaded at Brow Art 23. If you’ve never had your eyebrows threaded, you are missing out. I find it’s much more precise than waxing. My arch looks much more natural and it is easier for them to go back over the same areas without eternally plucking. They turned out really well.

Next on the day of beauty train for me was getting my hair done professionally for the first time in nearly 3 years. Before that, I went once in 2009, which was the first time in since 2007. Who would guess I went every two weeks between fall 05 and summer 06 (baring a month when I was “joining my sorority”)?

I went to the beauty supply store to pick up braiding hair (not that I need to add hair, but it looks better). I found a great beauty supply store very close to me that has every Black haircare product I’ve ever heard of (and a few I hadn’t), with really helpful, knowledgeable staff. I will definitely be back there.
I found the hairdresser on a site where hairdressers can advertise their services. Her prices were reasonable and I loved the samples of her work online. I think she may be a good fit for me. She was knowledgeable about hair, she wasn’t overly chatty, she didn’t try to chop all of my hair off or sell me on a bunch of things I didn’t need. The wait was a little long, but I was very satified with the results.

I didn’t remember, though, just how long  one can spend in a salon. I didn’t even bring a book or magazine (rookie mistake). Poor MensHealth went home, had BW3s, washed his car, and then came back–and I still wasn’t ready. Once she actually was braiding my hair, though, I wasn’t there very long, and she did a really great job. I think I may have found a stylist! Now I just have to make sure she doesn’t leave and see what she charges for my usual salon services.

After a long day in the salon, I was so hungry and tired. The braids were beginning to tighten up and my stomach was growling. We got a meal and called it a day. I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get to do the one thing that MensHealth wanted to do (besides go to Kobe), but hopefully I can make it up to him when I have my extra money.

Now it’s time for me to get ready for church this morning. I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend so far and are truly blessed today.

How did you spend your weekend?

Note: For obvious reasons, I have read none of the related articles. I just chose by title. I am not responsible for what they actually say. Thank you.

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