This week's girls' night out included a quick bite at my [ex] roomate's place and Good Hair.
First, thanks for dinner...as much as I try to calm my hunger with an after work snack... it just doesn't work. Also, one of the things I missed the most [now that I live alone] is having dinner with someone. So thanks, it was very much appreciated!
We headed to the movie theater to catch Good Hair. I was really looking forward to seeing this film after watching Chris Rock on Oprah [yes, I love me some Oprah!]. I never thought of the struggle black woman have with their hair, but I immediately identified with them. While I don't have the same hair struggle I could place myself in their shoes. I believe as woman we all have these struggles. They might not be as apparent, but we do.
Need proof? Ok, here:
While on our way back from the movies I was saying how I could not imagine the pain of relaxing my hair and how no matter the pain I would still do it. Anything for beauty! That's when and my [ex] roomate was able to pin point my own personal beauty sacrifice.... She said "I'll I could think about was you and your teeth whitening." And why did she say that? Because at dinner I told her my teeth were hurting because I was trying to whitened them...AGAIN!
So my story is that EVERY time that I try to whitened my teeth I can't get passed day 2 [the process requires 10 days] because my teeth become so sensitive that I just stop.
I can't say that I won't try once again [probably tomorrow] to whitened my teeth, but the movie did provoke me to think about all the other silly things that I obsess over. I have to keep in mind that "what is inside [my head] is way more important that what is on top [or in my case infront]".
Have a good day and may you smile lots [with or without pearly whites]!