June 22nd, 2006

minnie noo

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We went to Fry’s to look at some laptops and on the way we got into a little tuff-argument-bitchfest about me wanting dreads. I was baffled because he doesn’t care if my hair is short, long, black, red (oh but he loves it when it’s red), brown, shaved, etc so why is he finally having an opinion about dreads?
He doesn’t want me to have them because he thinks they look like “sausages” or something along those lines and my answer to that comparison was “well yeah, maybe if they are like (oh yes I used ‘like’ I was mad…) five inches long and hard as rocks.”
And yeah, some people have dreads that are extremely large and some have dreads that nearly mimic that of a beavers tail (thanks to prettyinpunk420 for that comparison) (which is all good because it is up to you on how you care and handle your dreads) but I am not some people. I want long, brown dreads that hang beautifully down my back, medium in size so they are bendable and able to pull up, twist, and sleep fine on.
Then he asked me “you want them that bad. They mean that much to you?”
And I responded “…yes.”
At that moment I realized just how much I want them.
I would never have fought for a hairstyle or color choice in my life. If you cut it, it grows, if you color it, you can always color it again. But dreads signify something for me…they are more than just a style. For me they are love, they are natural.
We spend so much time in the world, in our life, trying to be something we aren’t. Why should we have others tell us the standards for beauty? What makes us believe that big men in expensive suits know what beauty is? I am just a fresh twenty-one but I am tired of seeing people, who are dubbed “beautiful”, that I cannot compare myself to.
I am starting to be comfortable as being me and I want my hair to be a process in this. I am ready to feel comfortable with knowing that you don’t have to comb your hair and you don’t have to look like everyone. I want to watch my hair form into what its meant to be. I want to pass on to my children (when I have them) that they set their own standards for beauty.
This has gotten longer than I thought it would and I hope I haven’t strayed away from my point too much but I am now ready for dreads and I know I will be happy.

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My partner is expecting our first child in September, and in celebration I've decided to let my hair grow and start some dreads. I've always wanted them, and what better reason, I ask?

Methinks it might take a while since the longest part of my hair is only obout 6-7 inches long with the shortest being 1 inch. I'm getting very antsy :(

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I finally got some of my pictures to work from bonnaroo!! ahh! yesss! So, here's damian marley and his lovely lovely dreads...

sort of x-posted in my journal
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I was studying... and then I burned...

It was so gorgous out today, I had to study outside.... Which then led to me burning with the greatest most defined tan/burn lines ever to grace anyone I've ever seen! It's sexy, I know, you don't have to tell me :P My dreads seem to be getting lighter in the sun, but they're dyed so it could be the sun, colour washing out, or the lighting... Who knows! Definately going to have to show off these attractive lobster-esque markings at my chemistry exam tomorrow :-D (No, I'm not procrastinating at all......)

You know it's hot to get skin cancer ;-)
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Brand new.

I've looked at a lot of pictures from when y'all first got your dreads. No matter how many posts I see, though, I'm still worried mine aren't right. I just started them tonight. I don't have a way to get pictures yet so I know that's unhelpful, but could you help calm my fears a little? Just. Post some pictures of what they looked like when you first did them? Especially if you backcombed and especially if you did them yourselves. I'm all paranoid. I know it's just hair and if it's wrong, it's wrong, it'll work it out or if I cut it off it'll grow back...but it's kind of worrisome.

Sorry if this is pathetic! :(
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Mt. Cadillac

About a month ago I was up in Bar Harbor, Maine, and I went to the top of this mountain which is the first place in the United States where you can see the sunrise. Although I didn't make it early enough for sunrise, it was still one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, so I wanted to share. Better late than never, right?

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I hope everyone is having a great summer,
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