|Lego Panama Soundwave *Shankin & Drankin aka Frankin*|
I've neglected lately, don't dedicate as much time as I use to. Sometimes get motivated to do my nails, other times I just let them run around naked. I wont necesarrily say that I dont have time to do them because you only have time for what you make time for. I was in the store and I saw the press on nail designs that everyone is raving about & thought I would give em a try. As I put them on my brother said to me, "You are not going to like them because you didnt design them yourself." I thought, "Yeah Yeah, who wouldnt like Instant Jazzy Nails?"
|Nail Strips Step 1: Creepy Claws; Step 2: File the designs down|
DIY Nails Step 2: I painted white corners, the lines didnt need to be straight because I painted over them later.
DIY Nails Step 3: Went over the edge of the white corners with a silver polish
DIY Nails Step 4: Drew random black lines to give it an animal pattern look
|No thank you Creepy Press On Designs|
This weekend’s get away was back to my favorite location Meejami/ Hollywood /Ft Loddy Doddy! Stayed at the Westin Diplomatic & bad azz Mr. Bose almost got us kicked out on the first nite... Actually we just got "a warning" to turn dat ish down… #Nerds!!! Scratch that hotel off my list of possible places to stay during Miami carnival in October.
Saturday we hit up South Beach for a new eye for my stickman *Bling Bling*!!! After leaving the emergency room aka Redemption Tattoo we went to my beloved Fat Tuesday bay-bay! I cant travel to a city that has a Fat Tuesday and not get a Amaretto Pineapple!! Yum yum yum. Then forward march to get the Port-a-Party started on the beach. Although I know how to swim, I don't really swim much. I prefer to chillax on my blanket with my Bose & my booze!
My homie isn't really of fan of going to the beach but he indulged my request. He looked like he'd rather be watching basketball reruns or porn or summin. Then again, it was really hot when we got there. Regardless, I had a frekkin blast... the funny sh*t you see on S. Beach!!!
Sunday had a deelish Trini home cooked meal at another homies casa. Then we all went to the pool & beach at the hotel. We had a Port-a-Party on the beach and then at the hotel pool. I was surprised that the hotel staff didnt come running to tell us to turn the chunes down, I guess cause the pool was pretty much empty. So a good time was had with drinks in hand & our favorite chunes playing. No party'n Sunday nite :-( It was off to bed early cause I had an early flight Monday morning.
First thing we did after landing in Houston (after stopping for rum of course) was go see my cuz Fredo at Tapout Tattoo for a lil touch up. Chelle & Fredo then made a fake tattoo to freak out Chelle’s boo & make him think that she might have lost her marbles.
|They could not stop laughin, this was their best "serious" face|
Friday night was Jouvert and that was a very crazy experience. The cops blocked off the route to Jouvert because they said there was too many people. My cousin took an alternate route but it was crazy too and we LITERALLY had to park 2 (TWO) MILES away & walked to Jouvert! Chelle & I were so amped up, we didn’t care. One of my cousins almost quit on me until I handed him some rum & then he ended up leading the long walk. There had to be atleast 7 billion trillion people in the event. Grenada & their usual wotless-ness was freaking everyone out with their oil & fire. I’m surprised no one caught on fire!
|The 2 mile hike to Jouvert!|
|FLAMES from the Grenada Jab Jab pose|
|This is why you dont wear open toe shoes to Jouvert, WHAT WERE WE THINKIN?|
Saturday I woke up in PAIN and was like, “Why does my body hurt so? OH YES, I walked FOUR miles and jumped up in de mud like a mad oooman!!” My dawg Chelle hooked me up tho, she made a bomb azz lunch, she brought her new Bose speaker so we blasted some soca & had a mini fete in our hotel while we got our lives together.
Early Saturday evening we met up with some more of my cousins & proceeded to drink for the next 12 hours! We walked into a bar and immediately demanded shots, shots, shots, the bartender was even kind enough to give us some “House on the shots” as drunken Chelle called it!!!
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