August 8th, 2004


Roadtrip, anyone?

I know this is really last minute but I thought that this would be a decent forum to as for help in.....

I'm supposed to leave for Phish tour tomorrow from Chicago and my gas rider bailed on me due to her ticket not arriving in the mail. Is there anyone who would like on tour for a few weeks that can pay gas money? I'm probably going to sell grill cheese in addition to some necklaces etc. If you live in or around Chicago (northern Indiana, Southern Michigan etc etc), I'll be glad to pick you up. Ticket or no, it's fine with me.

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picture post!

I realized that I haven't posted a pic of me from the front with my dreads.

maybe because you can't see them too well.. but anyway, I decided to fix that so you all know what the heck I actually look like.

my apoligies for the graininess of the pictures. I can't fix it. :/

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    badly drawn boy - four leaf clover

strangers make me smile

i met a girl with dreadlocks at a cafe
she was sweet
we chatted for lets say half an hour and didnt once mention that we noticed/appreciated/liked each others hair
it was like silent dreadlove acknowledgement-unecessary to verbalize
it was sweet

two skater kids came up to us while we were talking and asked me about how i did my hair-ect.
it was cute
she just smiled and kinda shifted around on her feet
they didnt even ask her about hers

her hair rocked-looked like the spiral hemp necklaces-thin but with a ridge that kinda circled around it-very sexy

the night ended with me meeting her crewcut boyfriend
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    MFC-Pearl Jam-Yield

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Alright. So, I love my new found dreadlocks...eventhough we don't get along on somedays...I still love them. And...My mom HATES THEM. Today she offered me 400 dollars to get rid of them. Now the question here is...SHOULD I DO IT? I mean, I love that I'm about to have some great great dreadies...but I'm also broke as a joke...

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I really don't know what i was thinking

I don't know why the thought of getting rid of my dreads even crossed my mind. When I got then I had the thought in my mind that I was making a statement to society and to myself. This is one of the most liberating things I have ever done. They will stay on my head for quite a while dispite what my mom thinks. They will grow on her because she will see how happy they have made me. ;)
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Anybody ever check out the sponsored kids section of

There's a guy on there, Rich Beddoe, drummer for Finger 11, and since he and his band are Canucks, as are the KBoy crew, they've met up together on a few occasions, so there's a big section on that page about him. I was in my local mini mart and saw a picture of Finger 11, and noticed that he had cut off his dreads! I was bummed because they looked so nice on him! So now the used to be sponsored Knotty Boy Rich is dreadless. Heh I just thought it was interesting, even though we've lost a dreadhead.

clicky for pictures and more info
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bored of brown

i bought this hair dye stuff from hot topic called - special effects... semi-permanent, hair color cream. ive read stuff from you guys saying that hair dye ruined your dreads. i backcombed mine 3 months ago. can i use this stuff without having to redo my whole head? or should i use something else? thanks for the help.

afro ken's big hair housewarming party

went out to a "big hair" themed party last night - so my hair ended up with lots of butterflies, plastic dinosaurs and pipe-cleaners all through it. i took the photos when i got home at 4 in the morning - some of the decorations had already fallen out, or been taken out. i got quite attached to them though.... if only they wouldn't stick into my skull when i'm trying to sleep, i'd be tempted to leave them there :)

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I would say the biggest misconception about us is that we don't want others having dreads
like its an elitist club
HAHA i remember when i was young and thought that.
you just have to encourage them with your smile
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    FAUST - Nov 19, 2003 00 37 02

dreadhead by nature

i was going to wait until august 27th ot "officially" dread up my hair. i decided that day because that's the day after i move into the dorms, and i thought i would be nice to my mom and let her have a familiar imag of me when we say our first real goodbye.

well, as it turns out, my dreadlocks didn't want to wait that long. in the past month, lots of my hair has just begun to dread itself up. i have thick black hair, and the curls are tighter than a pencil, so i guess it was inevitable. some are thin, some are fat. there are a few with some smooth round tips. some are very tight, some are kind of loose. needless to say, i love them all.

the funny thing is, my mom loves them. right after she left on a business trip, i told her my hair was dreading up. she didn't really say too much. but when she got home, she said, "let me see your dreadies." then i showed them to her. she took them in her hands, rolled them around a little bit. "cool," she said.

ever since i decided to get the dreads, it's been as if i were meant to have them. they nuzzle my shoulders and are like a glorious crown. having dreads these past few weks has been like a physical proof that i as a person have changed. i've been pretty calm, despite hardships. i have felt spiritually clean. another thing i've noticed is that people have been treating me different, more like an adult who is capable of making decisions.

all that i'm trying to say is that these dreadlocked days have been glorious.
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last night i was approached by an old man, in his late 40's. He came up and said to me, I absolutely love your dreads, you remind me of a feral. (what the hell)..whats that a good thing?! hah ah well.
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