Tuesday, 30 November 2010

I whip my hair back and forth

I have natural hair and its been like this ever since I can remember.

More women are going natural (I guess it's because of the wealth of info on the Internet and to counteract the lace front weave epidemic). Some have even approached me in the street with the following questions:
How long have you been natural? Do you have any pictures of your hair journey? How long did it take to get your hair that long?

For the record I have my hair like this because it's versatile. I can wear my hair straight, curly, in plaits or blown out in a huge fro. I'm always puzzled when people ask why I haven't relaxed my hair when I think the real question is why did you relax yours?

Don't get me wrong I desperately wanted permanently straight hair when I was younger but my mum said no and for that I'm grateful. Once I got into my teens, the peer pressure was gone and I realised all my relaxed friends from primary school had almost nothing left.

I am not anti weave or relaxer. People can choose to do whatever they like with their own hair and I don't think anyone should be made to feel bad about something so trivial. However I'm sick of being one of the only girls in the club without a shiny long weave (a la Kim Kardashian) I'd like to see a little bit more variety be it braids, down cuts, straight hair, curly, coarse and everything in between.
By the way that's my hair and me in the picture

Not over until the fat lady sings

I've never been a fan of Adele's music. She has a great voice but I've always found her songs rather dull. However I've had this one on repeat ever since I saw her on Jools Holland. Simply beautiful.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Al Dined Out?

You’ve probably seen “Come Dine With Me” channel four’s popular reality TV show which pits would be members of the public against each other to host a dinner party for a £1000 cash prize. So you’ve probably noticed the success of the show has led to copycat variations of the format in other words cheap rip offs. We like it because of the comedic quips from the voiceover David Lamb, extreme competitiveness and bitchy one liners. But do any of the new offerings have the magic "Come Dine With Me" formula which has survived for 10 series.

Four Weddings on Living TV is basically come dine with me for weddings. Watch hilarity ensue as bitchy brides score each others weddings to bag a dream honeymoon at the end of the show. It’s pretty good and even has a sarcastic voiceover.

House Guest was ITV’s abysmal copycat attempt with hosts putting on a dinner party for competitors but one sleeps overnight also giving the host a score on hospitality. This really missed the mark. It was boring and just didn’t make sense. ITV followed it with Dinner Date now on during the daytime TV slot which isn’t much better.

The boss is coming to dinner on channel five does not work because the hosts do not meet each other. You lose the competitive element that makes these shows so much fun. Besides dinner conversation with somebody you want to work for doesn’t create riveting TV.

Celebrity come dine with me. A case of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Nowhere near as good as the original because of the carefully controlled celebs in fake rented homes never really feel like their hearts are truly in it unlike the scary competiveness of their non famous counterparts.

Just so you know I love “Coach Trip and “How Not To Live Your Life” is one of the funniest shows on telly.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Fact is Sacred, Comment is Free

Everyone has opinions but why should we care? More importantly why should we listen? Deborah Orr has written an interesting article at The Guardian about how all the manufactured controversy hidden behind the word "opinion" actually fails to stimulate debate about real issues and surely that should be the whole point.

Why should anyone listen to somebody who can't even be bothered to do a little bit of research or is completely unqualified to comment about the thing they are harping on about.

I would like to hear a bit more about issues that are not really covered in the media because the stories aren't "sexy" enough, or don't fit into the hysteria of the month

What do you want to talk about?

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Guess What? I'm Back

I've been away for a while but now I'm back. Things have been quite hectic for me lately and I can count a few things as well as this blog that I've been neglecting. But I hope all my hard work will pay of in the end.

Today my rant is about boys and age but not necessarily in that order. Recently, as I was on the bus getting from a to b, a young man approached me.

"Excuse me" he said

"How old are you?"

Now there I was enjoying my journey when some random guy thought it was OK to ask me such a personal question. It turns out the BOY thought I was the same age as him but that didn't shock me (I've had everything from 17-28yrs old)
It was the sense of entitlement with which he requested such information. Am I going crazy or do these little hoodlums need to learn to mind their business?