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Vaughan Teague
@Vaughan Teague
09/22/11 05:17:37AM
5 posts

yo


Introduce Yourself

That wasn't much of an introduction, was it? lol

If you actually want an answer to your question...
Not much dude, I'm just kicking back in bed, listening to readings by Allen Ginsberg and thinking about what to make for dinner while I flip through the site and dreaducate myself. (What about you?)

How old are your locks?
What's your dready routine look like / how do you take care of them?
How did you start them / what method did you use?
Maybe a little about yourself as a person, too if you feel like it ^^,

Keep it breezy
-Vaugahan

Vaughan Teague
@Vaughan Teague
09/21/11 08:16:55PM
5 posts

Greetings, fellow dread-heads!


Introduce Yourself

Lol yeah that was way long... Sorry for the wall o' text, I know I dislike those myself!

Soaring Eagle - Always a big fan of your posts dude... Massive respect for your dreadspertese!

As for the piloting, that's what I really really want to do... and I totally wouldn't fly stoned or coming down or having recently tripped either... Good advice. The reason I'm not rushing into it is because I am under the impression that there is mandatory random drug testing during both training and career piloting... Those drug tests are horrible, your pilot can have a raging P addiction and they'd never know, but if he smokes a doobey, for the next 30 days he's in danger of losing his job and future employment opportunities =/

Kelly - Thank you muchly for your kid words! =)

ExaltHimx7 - I've had mushrooms twice so far... I've tried what we call in New Zealand "blue meanies" and "gold tops". Blue meanies, me and my friend both had a super super intense trip... Too intense for your first time. We both went down the rabbit hole and had a horrible trip, thinking for many hours of it we were sure to die! My friend was lucky that I was there to guide his trip and chill him out 'coz I'd had mine the day before. We both thought the day after was amazing, like the stories you hear of near death experiences, everything looked and tasted and felt amazing and I really had my priorities in order. Gold tops more more of a drunk and giggly trip, more pattern based visuals than almost liquid colour based hallucinations like the meanies, and I enjoyed them a lot more. The pat of mushroom trip I HATE is coming down... It's like having moments of clarity then of tripping for me, in and out... makes me feel like I'm losing my mind for HOURS!

Totally want to meet some knotty ladies in NZ... Dreads are so damn sexy! <3
Peace and love y'all, thanks for the replies!

Vaughan Teague
@Vaughan Teague
09/21/11 11:53:53AM
5 posts

Greetings, fellow dread-heads!


Introduce Yourself

Hello, dreadlocks community!
I'm a big fan of this site and have been lurking and taking in wisdom for a little while decided it was time to make an account.

Now for some some of my dread-history... (More of the bad and ugly than the good)

I have very thick, strong and relatively straight hair (starts to curl/wave slightly when it reaches shoulder length)... My hair doesn't really tangle and even now my dreads never need ripping apart because of my hair type and texture.

I used a combination of backcombing and twist 'n' rip, finishing the backcombing around the middle of July 2010.
From there, for most of their life, my dreads have been treated like crap! I'm thankful I have such thick hair or it may well have all broken off and fallen out by now!

After backcombing and leaving my hair alone for a couple of weeks I believed my dreads to be falling out (I now know better, but at the time this freaked me out) - my hair went back to being completely straight, but slightly maintaining it's sectioning and over time, even that was disappearing. I then twist 'n' ripped my hair and even re-backcombed a bit over the next 2 months ALL THE TIME. After that up until the 7 or 8 month mark I was twisting and ripping with decreasing frequency from twice a week to once every two weeks. At this stage my hair was dreaded to the point that about 60% of the way down would stay by itself. I don't remember when I started using the "loose hair tool v2.0" (the equivalent of crocheting I guess) but it was somewhere around then... and I continued to use it with great frequency to tidy up loose hairs and eventually blunt the tips.

Around the 1 year mark I had my eyes opened by this site and a couple of others and realised that I had been stupidly damaging my hair and setting it back, when I thought I had been helping it knot up... and that's when I set down my crochet hook for good! Unfortunately, though I now have much more loose hair at the scalp than I probably would doing things properly... but all things considered that's not so bad, seeing as with the rough treatment my hair has endured should probably have left me bald! Surprisingly I suffered no breakage or other easily noticeable hair damage! (Though It's impossible I did all that without damaging it)

Now I wash with Dr. Bronners (peppermint) 1-2 times a week and at least once a month do a baking soda & sea salt / apple cider vinegar deep clean... and other than the occasional hair tea, that's it! (I have seen the light! lol)

Woah that was a longer explaination than expected!
TLDR: Backcombed, twist n ripped for like 8 months, used a crochet hook for 3 or 4 months, now I am better educated and leave them alone and keep them nice and clean.

A little about me as a person...
I'm a really chilled out, peaceful, introverted and thoughtful 20 year old male from New Zealand. I enjoy smoking pot as much as I have money to buy it and having a couple of acid/mushy trips each year. I love music and poetry. I'm currently lacking real direction in life, considering careers in piloting (drug tests are a worry, so if ever, not now) or something computery (not sure if a desk job is really for me, though). All I know at this point is that I want to spent many years traveling the world. I've always felt guilty that animals die for my food but never really did anything about it... until yesterday I decided I'd go a month as a vegetarian and if I can handle the lifestyle change, which I think I can, continue indefinitely. Until I tried pot and psychedelics I was a nerdy kid on the way to a very unfulfilling life where I defined my happiness and success on others terms, valuing money and physical possessions... but thankfully they opened my eyes and I now value self discovery, happiness and friendships above all else. I want to learn to skateboard, snowboard and ride a motorbike... I can solve a 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 rubik's cube and have learned to do so on my own, making my own methods (except for parity errors in the 4x4, which I used to just start again from scratch until I looked up an algorithm). I love music festivals, especially outdoor ones in the summer time! I make my own bracelets and necklaces from 100% natural hemp fiber, and enjoy little craft projects like that which keep my hands busy. I have a good sense of humor and am a fantastic listener.

My favorite poem of all time is Allen Ginsberg's the sunflower of sutra, though I love anything and everything written by Allen Ginsberg and Jim Morrison.
As for music, my favorites are (in no particular order) Tool, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Sublime, Gorillaz, The Doors, Nirvana, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Parliament Funkadelic, Battle Circus, Queens of the Stone Age, Monkey3, Sound Garden, Alice in Chains, Cake, Metallica, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, Marilyn Manson, Pearl Jam, The Killers, Peter Tosh, Bob Dylan, Sigur Ros, A Perfect Circle, Incubus, Queen, Led Zeppelin and probably more I can't think of right now.
I'm not a massive art connoisseur but I love trippy/psychedelic/surrealist art... especially Alex Gray's work.

So yeah, if you read all that you probably know me pretty damn well by now... and I'm much looking forward to getting to know you all, too! Especially as it seems there's a certain something in attitude, spirit and personality I can't quite put my finger on that most people involved in dreadlock culture seem to share.


updated by @Vaughan Teague: 01/13/15 09:10:31PM
Vaughan Teague
@Vaughan Teague
10/04/11 03:55:19AM
5 posts

What is your favorite vegetarian meal?


Dreads and Diets

What are now my two favorite meals are also the simplest...

Roast veggies (pretty self explanatory, but may as well go into detail) - I like to cut up big chunks of orange kumara, slightly smaller chunks of green kumara and smaller still of the purple-skinned kind. Relatively small chunks of potato, thinnish slices of carrot... Throw in come broccoli and cauliflower, all in a bowl. Drizzle a bit of oil on top, add a bit of rosemary, salt and pepper and toss it about until it's all coated evenly. Then I slice a couple of tomatoes almost all the way through, into 8 just-joined pieces (easier to eat and cooks faster) and cut the top end off a bulb (correct word?) of garlic, exposing the top part of all the individual cloves. Then I lay it all out on a baking sheet. drizzle a little oil on the tomato and garlic as well and fan bake at 180 Celsius for an hour. Simple as! Mention of size order is because it doesn't take long for orange kumara to turn soft sweet and delish, but it takes longer for potatoes and carrots to cook through if they're the same size.

And an all-fruit smoothie... I use 2 oranges, a double handful of frozen blueberries, a banana and a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Use the amount of orange in it to control how runny you want it, banana helps thicken it up a little, and frozen berries make it nice and cold and full of icy berry chunks! You may prefer one orange and 2 bananas if you like it really thick. You could also add some milk or natural yoghurt if you're that way inclined, or substitute the blueberries for a frozen berry mix of one sort or other. Protein powder is obviously not necessary... makes a fantastic breakfast!

Vaughan Teague
@Vaughan Teague
09/22/11 03:34:11AM
5 posts

What is your favorite vegetarian meal?


Dreads and Diets

Felafel burgers - name says it all.
Ratatouille gratin - just google ratatouille (It's what I do... I don't keep and re-use a set recipe) and top with cheese and bread crumbs, then give it a quick grill in the oven until golden. Easy and delicious!