Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Extraordinary Musings, Volume I

Salut tout le monde!

First of all, I just wanted to apologize for the somewhat long hiatus I’ve taken from this blog. The past month or so has been pretty eventful for me, with the introduction of new things and people into my life. But to cut the long story short, I’ve basically just been busy doing the utmost and the utleast at the same time.

And yes, I just made up a word. Who gon’ check me boo?


Deuxièmement, I don’t really have an interesting story to tell in this post since my life has been somewhat temporarily paralyzed by boredom (well, that’s a lie, I could never be boring. I just don’t feel like telling y’all anything right now.), so I’ve decided to introduce a new segment here that I like to call Extraordinary Musings. It’s really just a few of my random and potentially profound thoughts that have come to my mind recently. I’ll also sprinkle in a few things that simply grind my gears. Feel free to comment or @ me on Twitter if you want to respond to any of them.

Bon. Allons-y.

Roughly 46% of my thoughts are in French. I occasionally dream in French as well. Sometimes, although it doesn’t happen that often anymore, I think in French, then forget to translate my thought into English when I start talking. But honestly, what really annoys me is when people ask me to translate something I just said in French. Now, let’s think about this rationally for a second. If I know you don’t speak French, yet I say something to you, or maybe in your general area, in French, wouldn’t you think it’s probably because I didn’t want you to understand what I was saying? If I felt like letting you in on the joke, I would’ve said it in English.

And trust me, if I didn’t say it in English, it’s pretty safe to assume that what I said was going to hurt your feelings anyways.


I have one particular Facebook friend that irks every fiber of my being. For some reason, her statuses have been popping up on my minifeed more frequently than usual, as if Mark Zuckerberg himself is putting her there just to irritate me everyday. And why, might you ask, does this girl make me so irate? Well, it’s because all of her status updates are about how much her life sucks. But the thing is, everyone’s life sucks. That’s just how it works. Like they say in my homeland, rain doesn’t just fall on one person’s house.

At the end of the day, God never gives us more than we can bear. So just carry your cross and keep it moving, because there are probably several people who would love to be where you are.

Regret nothing; because remember, at one point, it was exactly what you wanted. So be the best captain of your ship as possible. Be spontaneous – take impromptu road trips, change your hairstyle, try new foods. Sometimes, throwing caution to the wind is exactly what you may need to take your life to the next level.

But don’t get too crazy. God is watching you.


Well that’s about it. I promise to write something more substantial next time I decide to show up around this e-hood. But in the meantime, check out my Hair Diaries feature on ChellyWellzShop. I got a chance to talk about my all-time favorite topic: weaves!

À plus tard, y’all!

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