Draa (theorhetoriq) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Draa
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It's been too long, family!!

 Heya guys & gals! I miss you guys SO much. I have been much busier than I usually am, therefore have (sadly) neglected you guys a bit. I will definitely be taking some time to backtrack & see what I missed!

I'm sure we got some new heads in here, and I look forward to seeing the new loves and retracing my steps to revisit familiar faces. :)

I got a long smash of photos to go through, so...bear with me. My locs are, as of 3/25, four years old. If I remember correctly, I think I did a b-day update. But I could've just as easily forgotten.

Check out my band at I Am The Aesthetic dot com!


Performance at Elbo Room in Chicago.

         


Gettin' intimate with the crowd. Hehe - I felt special.
 


This face just screams "yeah...I know I'm the shit."
    


Bass strap? What strap? THE MUSIC ROCKS ON WITH OR WITHOUT A STRAP!
   
 
 
LEFT TO RIGHT:
Me (bass, vox), Jesse (guitars, lead vox), LaTia, Duane (drums), AnDre, aka "Sexy Other Guy" (guitars, vox), Anastasia
     

My friends & I decided to take things an alternate route by heading to Evanston's beach for a little distance from the Chicago beach crowds. This was a FUN day...

     


MATT IS JUDGING YOU FROM THE TREETOPS.
 
 
 
Baha'i Temple is HUGE.
     
 
I threw this and the following pic in here because they are absolutely DARLING to me.
  
 
AND NOW...PhotoBooth!!!
 
 
My God daughter JaNia (juh-nie-uh) loves her God daddy!
  
 
If you come to my house, you gotta have a photobooth sesh with me. No exceptions.
 
 
One of my longer-running friends, beloved neighbor, and SUCH a sweetheart, Whitlee.
 
 
I absolutely LOVE my family. They won't let me be the black sheep of the fam by myself.
 
 
And last, but not least, is my latest tattoo. My brother, Tyreek, is autistic (hence the puzzle piece). When I was a YOUNGIN', Ty used to always call me "lalybuh" (ladybug, but pronounced his own way). It would make me SO mad and I'd run off in tears to tattle on him to mom. Tyreek has been my primary father figure (figures that dad wouldn't be one..). He is the best thing to happen to me, and I got the ladybug-backed puzzle piece for him.
 
 
Well I guess it's not the last one then, is it?
This, my lovelies, is my brother - S. Tyreek ... He DID have his middle finger up. He censored it JUST before the photo snapped. Sneaky devil.
 
 
 
If you've lasted this far, thanks for stickin' around!! I love you all SO much!!
 
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