I have attended the NAAAP National Convention every year for the last 12 years. Through those years, I've made so many amazing friends and have gotten to visit some really fun destinations.
Here is a picture of the NAAAP Chicago delegation from a few years back. (I think this was in Boston but I am not sure.)
Unfortunately I am breaking my 12-year streak this year. But - I wish all of my NAAAP friends a wonderful convention in Dallas this weekend! I am excited to see lots of pictures and tweets.
Looking ahead... my sources tell me that Chicago will be hosting the 2016 NAAAP convention. I look forward to welcoming everyone to my hometown next year!
2. Change is in the hair
I've spent the last decade alternating between mid-length hair and a bob (as displayed in the above picture), along with everything in between. Over the last few years, I've stuck to wearing my hair longer. I'm starting to get tired of dealing with it, though. I'm considering getting some serious scissor-work done to my hair and going bob-length again.
Many women get shorter cuts at the beginning of the summer. I, on the other hand, am thinking about doing so towards the end of the summer. How's that for rebellion?
|I've never tried any of these computerized hairstyle mix-and-matchers, but I think they would be a lot of fun!|
July 30 was National Cheesecake Day. To celebrate last weekend, Eli's Cheesecake hosted a Cheesecake Festival. Of course I attended (with Adam in tow)!
I got my picture taken with the Eli's Cheesecake mascot:
Ate way too many samples:
And played a few rousing games of Cheesecake Bingo:
Not surprisingly, cheesecake bingo winners received prizes in the form of more cheesecake. Obviously this is not something to be taken lightly! I played my bingo card with the ferocity of Mike Tyson going for a knockout. [ROAR!]
I proceeded to lose all four games that I played. Sigh.
Watch out, cheesecake bingo dwellers. I'm coming back for you next year!