Say It. I Dare You.

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Should I date a fashion photographer hmmmmm .....
In a shocking twist, I had a cab driver tonight who was actually a decent human being and didn't try to nickel and dime the hell out of me! And he knew where the hell he was going! I know, it seems completely unbelievable, but it really happened!

So, in the things about Boston that confuse me is perception of what's expensive in regard to food.
Like how my friend went to TW Food and recommended it to a server. The server felt it was pricey. It was seven courses at $85! That is cheap! So is Bondir's 10-course tasting at basically $90. Then I got that I'm just used to expensive food being from NY. Umm, no! New York has way cheaper food than Boston overall. You guys pay way too much for middle of the road food. You have bargains for higher end stuff and you're unable to see that yet the prices for things like pizza are outrageous to this New Yorker. I mean, the other day I wanted to do dinner that wouldn't be Asian, but as I tried to think of decent places with American food, they all seemed way too expensive for a simple casual dinner. A restaurant like Butcher Shop would not be priced that high in NYC. For being a casual, not particularly high end place, the prices are obscenely high. The food was good, but it should not cost that much for what it is. Same goes for a place like Neptune. I'd sooner save my money and go for what is an absolute bargain at Bondir for excellent, imaginative food than get good, but not particularly special food that is overpriced.
She said I probably don’t use soap

which is why my skin is so dirty,

Brown.

Why can’t I just wash my genes clean,

wear my face, arms, back, legs

in the shade like forsha girls.

I learned to hate the sun at a young age,

and my skin long before then.

No amount of scrubbing and bleach

could fade this dirt, this hurt,

when I

would scrub my hands until hot water

scalded and fingers turned red

like sunburn—

if i could sunburn,

and not turn brown instead.

I discerned confusion.

But you live in America, you should be white!

Sorry to disappoint.

That my straight A’s don’t stand for “Anglophile”

and I don’t fit your fair-complexioned profile.

California sunkissed skin

translates to it’ll be harder for you to find a man.

There was an uncle whom I had never met,

What was he like? I asked.

Kalo. Dark.

Not dark like he was broody, or found morbid humor amusing.

Not even tall, dark, and handsome

because that word doesn’t belong with the others—dark.

They say dark chocolate’s an acquired taste.

How long will it be before my bitter flesh

turns sweet?


Then one day,

You look lighter than before!

and so I’m loved a little more.

The dark shadow crossing my dark eyes,

pales next to a paled cheek.

I can’t remember the color of my skin.

It grows dim, brown paper bag,

paper thin,

for you to wash me with color

or wash me clean.

Bleaches and creams,

I tried them all,

not eight years old,

but old enough to hate

this shamla chamra, ki nongra.



In my land of brown bodies,

I must be fair of skin to be lovely.

Farhana J.

Farhana was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to the US as an infant. She grew up in California, living life on the hyphen. “Brown” was inspired by personal experiences of being a not-so-fair-and-lovely Bangladeshi girl. You can find more of her poetry at http://faeriehana.blogspot.com/
Nice!
i know you've been waiting for it!

it's time for....

50 Sheds of Grey!

My wife suspected I'd had another woman in my shed when she saw I had an STD - a serious tool deficiency.

My blog:

http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
Dear Macy's,
Your incredibly annoying ads that magically open up eighty-billion times when I'm on this site make me want to NEVER set foot in your store EVER again.

Perhaps you would like to reconsider this approach to your advertising.

Sincerely,
JCP is Looking Better ALL. THE. TIME.
This looks really nice, but all I can think is "mosquito haven".

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Maybe if I had a couple of frogs to put in there and some spiders handy I might be more receptive to that idea.

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It's 66 in the apartment right now. It feels divine.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
The Adam Levine show is on three nights this week! w00t!
"Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Password: orphanannie
Apparently, threatening my sinuses with punishment doesn't work.

This new keyboard is taking some getting used to.

Grey hair is a PIA.

All hail cool weather!

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com
I am so sick of my boss. For a few years, I've thought about getting another job, I'm finally to the point of thinking I might NEED to get one before I hurt someone.
Modified CG since Dec 2011
Growing out super short cut

High porosity, fine, unknown curl type, somewhere in the 2s at the moment
Mostly low poo
Current rotation includes:
Wash: Yes To Carrots -Condition: Yes to Cucumber, Nature's Gate Jojoba, One C - Stylers: Deva volumizing foam, Deva UDG B'Leave In, Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl spray
Last night, Davin said his first "Love you," to his daddy. It was so sweet! My husband was over the moon. It was super cute.
"Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Password: orphanannie
Close your eye, cool weather lovers - I turned my furnace on yesterday morning and again this morning. My little electric heater is on right now at work.

Saria, that little 'pond' is adorable. You can put mosquito dunks in there (natural, doesn't hurt animals or fish, just gets rid of skeeters).
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Feb 2014**
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Dear Guy in my Biology Class all those years ago,

I'm sorry I didn't help you when you asked. I was mad at you for cheating with that other student, and I didn't give you a chance to make it right as a result. I think I made a mistake. I was young and nervous and struggling, but I still wish I'd helped you.

I hope you're having a good life.

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com
JCP is Looking Better ALL. THE. TIME.
Originally Posted by B-wavy
I really enjoyed shopping for clothes last time I went to JCP. And I totally agree with you, Macy's needs to stop hijacking my web experience.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
JCP is Looking Better ALL. THE. TIME.
Originally Posted by B-wavy
I really enjoyed shopping for clothes last time I went to JCP. And I totally agree with you, Macy's needs to stop hijacking my web experience.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Yay the board's letting me post again! (I just quoted those posts to test it out)
My hoo-hoo appointment is today. (Yes, it's mine and I can call it something utterly ridiculous if I want, especially if it makes me laugh. So shut it)

I'm ridiculously nervous. I think more so than the first time I had one. I over think things more now that I'm older. Curse you, aging!! I'm going shopping when I get done so I'm trying to focus on that and the happy fact that I figured out what to get Mr. Spring for his birthday so he doesn't have to be present-less.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I work for a hotel in Cambridge. I work various schedules which includes weekends too. I study full time-evening and online classes. I eat healthy and like to exercise.

Let me know if you're still interested-I think our schedules and lifestyles would be a good fit.
Of course I'm interested since this is pretty much perfect for me, but I'm cracking up at how not similar we are with the "eat healthy and exercise". I run from exercise like the plague, as much as I do love to walk.
And while I like food that is generally pretty healthy, I hate what falls under "healthy" food and make no effort to eat "healthy" foods. I mean, I love me some crunchy caramelized cauliflower, but I'm not eating plain steamed cauliflower, thank you.
But hey, maybe if we hit it off I could have someone to go get Chinese with, since so much of it can be classified as healthy.
I am so sick of my boss. For a few years, I've thought about getting another job, I'm finally to the point of thinking I might NEED to get one before I hurt someone.
Originally Posted by PerriP

I feel your pain.

I had a horrible argument with my boss today.
3a/b, CG mostly.
Mexico City.
Sometimes the replies to threads on this board literally make me laugh out LOUD so hard. This time I startled the dog from his slumber, poor guy. I love this place.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.

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