Thursday, June 25, 2009

bull semen

So upon my internet research for conditioning products that help curly hair like mine, I've come across a plethora of possible treatments that may tame my frizz. There are the traditional pricey conditioners by the fancy hair companies, the not-so-traditional remedies (vinegar, avacado, beer) that you can create at home.

And then there is bull semen.

Bull semen for hair.

After reading this article and talking with my hair stylist, I found myself buzzing with curiosity.

1. Who in god's name came up with the notion of using bull semen for hair?

2. How did they come up with the notion of using bull semen for hair? (Was it by accident, like they were cleaning out the barn, a bull got excited and exploded over someone's dry, frizzy head and suddenly, "Wow, my hair feels so soft. I'm going to make a million with bull semen.")

3. How do they go about getting the semen and who would actually want that job?

4. Isn't semen too acidic for hair?

5. If bull semen is good for hair, does that mean all semen is good for hair?

6. Does anyone feels this walks a thin line of beastiality?

7. Who would actually go into a salon and ask, "I'd like a hair cut, color, and bull semen treatment please?"

Imagine a commercial:

Lady One: Your hair looks fantastic! What's your secret????

Lady Two: (shaking her long locks in the wind) Bull semen.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Live Music

Last night I was reminded of how good it feels to experience live music. There is something spiritiual about watching/hearing talented musicians connect to their music in front of you. It moves me, the way a good wine or good sex moves me. I feel lighter in my body though the music thins my blood and lifts my heels off the floor.

I think people need to get out more and experience live music. It's going on every night, even in poor, depressed cities like Cleveland.

Being in the presence of good live music reminds me of what it felt like to be in church--people/strangers connected to something bigger than themselves for a moment in time.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it."
-Arnold H. Glasgow

I find that as a redhead, I do not respond well to demands. If someone demands something of me, the demand often destroys it before I have the openness to share it.

Perhaps it's because my mother has the patience of Buddha. She set a standard higher than most humans are capable of reaching. Now I often find myself disappointed with people (TEENAGERS) who function on instant gratification.

Damn it Ma, why did you have to be so brilliant!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Favorite Walt Whitman

Quotes are so sexy to me. They are short, simple, and punch perfect.

I came across a quote by Walt Whitman today and it has inspired me to share a few of my favorite WW.

Enjoy! Hope one rings true for your ears!

"And your very flesh shall be a poem."

"I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best."

"I have learned that to be with those I like is enough."

"If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred."

"Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes."

"Re-examine all you have been told...dismiss that which insults your soul."

"Be curious, not judgemental."

"If you've done it, it ain't bragging."

"Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me."