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Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
03/13/13 03:26:55PM
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Separated at the roots. ROFL.

Mine haven't folded up on themselves like yours have but the coloring and curliness is crazy similar. Scot Irish ancestry?

Curly locks rock!! I think the nubby feels good between the fingers, don't you? I play with my hair instead of a stress ball.

Crazy shrinkage. Seriously, man. It's nuts. Your hair shrank by more than half, from what it looks like. I think I only lost a 1/3 and now it's down to what it was before I started after a year. Think your hair will straighten out a bit more or do you think it's just where it wants to be?

Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
03/12/13 04:02:40PM
409 posts



Holy crappola. You have my hair!!! LOL. Check out my pics. Hair color and all. Well, mine's a little redder but how the color is growing in... wow. It's been an experience(scary a little at times) watching all the grays grow in and the lovely color going south.

I also have quite a few meandering rivers that have swerved and joined so many times that they'll just one long zigzag. Very very cool. Those are the ones that are the most fun to play with, don't you think? Fun boredom toys. Especially nice for hanging beads. So many placement choices.

Baby locks are so much fun to discover, agreed. It's just an additional gift, really, that we constantly have new locks forming.

This is a spectacular timeline, Noodle-Doo! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
08/26/13 10:18:17AM
409 posts



Figure out where you're going to park and see if cops will harass you there. You may have to move a lot. = gas $

Figure out where you're going to bathe. Some restaurants have single stall bathrooms with faucets and locks others don't. You've got to watch the amount of time you're in there. People will complain and then they'll watch you every time they see you coming into the store. Some shelters will let you use the showers for free even if you're not going to stay there the night. Investigate that. Go visit. See how you feel about it. Use your gut and see if you get any bad vibes. You may just have to suck it up though if you get desperate enough. Make sure you keep your options available and that you know what they are. Don't feel like you're too good to take a whorebath out of a sink. It'll eventually happen. You'll have to.

Agree with SE about the cost of eating. It sucks. The healthiest foods need cold. Stock up on peanut better, bread, and if you can get a hold of a stove once or twice a week you can scramble up a bunch of eggs store them in a container and keep it on ice. The ice being replaced will be your most useful expense, food-wise. Get a GOOD storage container for your food and ice. Not Styrofoam. Ice is cheap.

Find shelters in your areas and soup kitchens. Go there to eat as much as you can and especially food pantries. Canned food sucks but it's food.

More about protein and fat- you need FAT!!! don't load yourself down with cheap carbs. That is one of the biggest downfalls of being homeless-- it's easier to get lean protein and carbs than fat and FAT is what you need to help you concentrate the most when in stressful situations. Stay the hell away from Spam at all cost. It's cancer in a can. Eat good fats. Eggs and such. Get a container of good natural guacamole and store that in your icebox. Eat a spoonful of that with your meal. PERFECT fat!!

If you can't get a stove or someplace to plug in a small single plate burner(those are worth investing in, trust me!!) then for fats and such I'd recommend learning to like pickled eggs. They don't keep, though, unless you stick them in the fridge so here again is where your ice will save you. Buy pickled eggs. Mash them up in a big bowl and stir in some mayonnaise(use restaurant packets) and there ya go. Egg sandwhich fixings. Keep your egg mixture in a container on ice and it'll keep for a few days.

You're going to have a hard time keeping fruits and such alive in a hot car. I always stuck with buying only a day or two's worth at a time. Lots of oranges and bananas. Things that don't need cold to stay fresh for more than twelve hours. Vitamin C is always a big deficiency when being homeless unless you do this. Of Course splurge on the occasional peach and whatnot when you plan to eat it that day but for stuff that'll last, stick with oranges and bananas for your vitamin C and potassium.

Oh! And broccoli!!! You can go to a good discount store(like Aldi or whatever you have close) and pick up two big bunches of raw broccoli for really cheap. Wash it, pat it dry, and then store that in your ice chest. It's really good for you to eat a few sprigs off of it with your eggs in the morning. I still do that, actually. Broccoli is the best source of vitamins, for sure. Yeah, it'll be raw but it's the best that you'll be able to do for yourself. Eat the fewest canned foods possible. That shit is deficient in every way!!! You'll get sick fast if that's all you live on. Fresh is best. With an ice chest you CAN do it!! :)

I know this sounds horrible, but the summer time and early fall is really the BEST time to be homeless or living out of your car. Good produce is cheaper and you can stay healthier.

Laundry... laundry... Yes, you're going to spend some money on laundry every week, however there is a way to make it healthier and cheaper for yourself. Here's my dirt cheap recipe for laundry soap: http://www.terrascents.blogspot.com/2010/01/saving-lot-of-money-on-laundry-soap.html

I know you're not going to have a lot of room in your car but you do need to invest in some big plastic nesting bowls to fix things out of. Like soap. Or food. Whatever.

You can make a bunch of bags of this soap for dirt cheap(I breakdown how much you'll get from each box of ingredients there in the blog post), put it in ziplock baggies(one per batch) and then there's your soap for six months! If you can't shred the soap as finely as I do, like in the blogpost, then what you can do is to think ahead a big. Put as many spoonfuls of the soap mixture in a lidded container, add water, and leave it in the sun in your car for a few hours. Stir it around and voila! Melted soap. It's perfect. Just portion it out between the washers for how many loads you're doing.

Don't buy Tide or whatever unless you're desperate. It'll eat up your money like crazy. Look at the math I showed and you'll see how.

You do want to keep a big jug of distilled vinegar with you, as well. Great for washing hands, hair, deodorizing your car, etc. Mix a 1:4 ratio with water in a spritz bottle($.74 at Walmart) and you can freshen up your car fast and easy. Trust me. You're going to want to do this every day. You can even put a drop or two of your EO's for your hair in that spray mixture and use that to spritz your stuff down.

Use about a half a cup of vinegar in with your laundry, too. It'll help the handmade soap do it's job with your clothes.

Keep a big gallon or two of water on hand(refill it at any bathroom you stop into whenever you need) for washing yourself or anything else, utensils and whatnot. And the vinegar. Do NOT forget the vinegar!! Water doesn't wash. Vinegar kills just about anything. Stay healthy.

Umm... can't think of anything else right now. I'll keep thinking about this.

Been there. Done it. And these are the things I would have done better if I had to do it again.

Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
06/22/13 09:36:16AM
409 posts



You've gotten some fantastic advice, Noodle. As I read your original post I though surely I'd have something to add. But.. I don't. Everyone else has said it best.

It is so disheartening to learn how shallow certain people in our lives are. These are people who we thought we could rely on to love us unconditionally, or at least with marginal conditions.

I guess all you can do is keep telling them that you love them with all your heart but that it makes you very depressed to realize just how conditional their love is. Some people may be shamed into making a 180 by this admission of yours. Others, don't hold your breath. Noodle, you said that you've had The Talk with them before and you thought that'd be the end of it. Apparently not.

I got into a spat with hubby last night. He was just petting my hair(which is unusual) and managed to find a small swath of hair behind my ear which is still silky smooth. He then waxed poetic about how he loved my smooth silky hair and on and on and on. Then I felt a little snag and a pulling on one nearby lock. I asked him what he was doing. He said, "Nothing." Riiiiight. He was caught, yet again, trying to unravel my locks.

We got into it for all of two minutes and then it was done because I shamed him. How? I told him that he can't be trusted around my hair. My hair + him losing trust = depressed husband. Each as an individual thing depresses the hell out of him. But me telling him that I can't TRUST him to abide by my wishes is what kills him the most. He's worked hard to gain my trust over the past decade we've been together because I don't trust anybody, really. I was always a loner.

Maybe a similar button can be found with these individuals you're having a rough time with? Then again, they may just wag their finger at you and claim you should be ashamed of looking the way you do. I'm just sorry their love is contengent on how the hair on your head looks. They've forgotten to see YOU; your heart and soul.

But Seph is right: "The "my house my rules" mentality is not appropriate for a grown man."

I don't know, Noodle. I really don't. A lot of us are still fighting this same battle. We've just let some people drift away or we've drifted ourselves. Ultimately we're happier though, I think.

Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
06/03/13 06:32:50PM
409 posts



The shrinkage is fun to watch as it happens, isn't it, B?

Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
03/21/13 09:03:43PM
409 posts



I love naked ladies. lol

*smacks self.*

This thread is too much. More funny dreads, please!!!

Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
03/21/13 09:39:28AM
409 posts



Anti-gravity dreads! Buwhwhah! ilove it.

Noodle, around here(I live on a golf course) my kids would say "FORE!" and then honk the horn in the car really loudly to throw you off balance. It's a sick game of the people in our community. There are several holes which meander between buildings here and the number of golf ball dents everyone gets in their cars is a little disturbing. What, people can't aim that thing?!! We have a golfball clause in our rent agreement. Sucks. It says we can't go out and beat golfers' asses if they dent our stuff.

Anyway. FORE! lol That lock rocks.

Paddles are odd. I have a few. They're great for hanging beads on. Very stable. But you have to curl up the paddle to slide the bead over it. I think of paddles as 'the little curls that shoulda coulda woulda stayed but they just fell flat.' Cause, you know, I gotta lot of those curls. And the paddles are all where I smush my head on my pillow.

I was so anal retentive about my first set of locks. I thought all those lumps and bumps I saw here on the site were odd and I didn't want them in my own hair. Luckily, I grew up and realized that manicured locks were going to be the only way I'd get non-lumpy hair. And that was exactly what I was fighting, having to go to someone else to take care of my hair. So bring the lumps!

Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
03/17/13 09:35:52AM
409 posts



That is one swinging lock, Noodle.

Octapus and waves, sweet!! All these locks are so unique. It's fun to be able to share.

Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
03/15/13 04:22:26PM
409 posts



OMG these locks are pure craziness!!!! ROFL

Angel Frye
@Angel Frye
03/15/13 09:14:25AM
409 posts



Ok, I've got two contestants to share. And i'm so glad that my locks are actually old enough to participate in this!!

This first one I call The Flapper. I captured it the best I could. This little cutey pie is wings and all tail. As you can see it's locked at the top only an inch or so away from my scalp and the rest is just kinda hanging.. chilling... not giving a crap what else it's supposed to be doing. But the Flapper part is cool. It's a double sided flattened curl! It's like it tried to meander once, did, and then did it again in the same spot just for the hell of it. They normally stay side by side pretty close but you can pull these flaps apart and 'flap' the wings like a bird. I think if I had enough wind resistance this lock would take off all by itself.

This second lock I call The Rollercoaster. Self explanatory. It's got this neat little micro lock at the very center of it all and the bigger flattened lock weaves around it all. And the whole thing is completely flat. It's one of those knarly spiral curls I have at the base of my skull just under my left ear. Love to hang beads on this baby. So many bead placement choices.


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