Sunday, August 26, 2007

Natural Woman

I have always loved this song. It makes me feel so alive and sexy. Now, it has even more meaning to me. If my hair had a theme song, this would probably be it.

I'm looking forward to being inspired.

All hail the queen!

Looking out on the morning rain
I used to feel uninspired
And when I knew I had to face another day
Lord, it made me feel so tired
Before the day I met you, life was so unkind
But your love was the key to peace my mind

Cause you make me feel, you make me feel, you make me feel like
A natural woman

When my soul was in the lost-and-found
You came along to claim it
I didn't know just what was wrong with me
Till your kiss helped me name it
Now I'm no longer doubtful of what I'm living for
Cause if I make you happy I don't need no more

Cause you make me feel, you make me feel, you make me feel like
A natural woman

Oh, baby, what you've done to me
You make me feel so good inside
And I just want to be close to you
You make me fell so alive
Cause you make me feel, you make me feel, you make me feel like
A natural woman

- Aretha Franklin

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Me Time

I'd been looking forward to this day for a few weeks. It was Museum District Day in Houston.
I set my alarm for 8am, but I woke up on my own around 7:15. Instead of just laying there, I decided to be productive. I got out of bed and washed my hair. I did an ACV rinse followed by conditioner. I shaved, showered, and styled my hair. I had a meeting at 10, and I was ready to see the museums around 11:30.

I mapped out my route while I was at work this week, so I already had an idea of what I wanted to see. I went to the following museums:
  1. Houston Center for Photography
  2. The Menil Collection
  3. John C. Freeman Weather Museum
  4. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
  5. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
  6. The Health Museum

It was also Unity Day at Miller Outdoor Theatre, so I stopped by there to check out the vendors after I finished museum hopping. One of the vendors remembered me from high school in Dallas. I was surprised he remembered me. I didn't recognize him, but I remembered his name after he told me who he was.

I spent most of the day alone and thoroughly enjoyed it. I went where I wanted to go and stayed as long as I wanted. It seemed like I had a stalker for a little while, but I was able to shake him. Later, I met up with my cousin and her SO at their new home. I saw/played a Wii for the first time. I scored 125 in bowling, but lost the tennis game. We went to dinner and had a good time. I made it back home safely, showered, and watched a movie. Now, I'm watching Macy Gray in concert on PBS.

Today was a good day.

Just waking up in the morning gotta thank god

I don't know but today seems kinda odd

...I cant believe, today was a good day

- Ice Cube

Anybody who knows me, knows that I don't listen to rap. However, as I started blogging, this song popped in my head.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Talk to Me

I saw the movie, Talk to Me, featuring Don Cheadle this weekend. I've wanted to see this movie since I first saw the trailer a few months ago. It was great, and it had wonderful music from the '60s and '70s. Petey Greene reminded me of another loud mouth P-Town native with a good heart. He was very funny and charismatic, but knew when to get serious and expose injustice. Talk to Me is playing on limited screens nationwide, but you should definitely look for it in your area.

I was born by the river in a little tent
And just like that river
I've been running ever since
It's been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die
Cos I don't know what's out there beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

There were times when I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will
- Sam Cooke

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Correction in My Direction

There's a place in Dallas I like to frequent when I'm in town that has an open mic. There's this guy that everybody hates to love, OriginAL, "the godfather of ecclectic funk". He writes poetry and songs - some of the most interesting words you've ever heard, and they're catchy. You sit there thinking how crazy the song sounds, but you catch yourself humming it in the shower the following week. "Correction in My Direction" was the song he sang on my birthday in January. It's been over 6 months and that stupid song is still in my head. Ugh.

Now, that I think about it, that song is somewhat appropriate for me right now. I've been praying for direction, and things seem to be looking up.

Stay tuned for details.

Blue skies smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies do I see