Saturday, December 8, 2007

My First Sisterlocks Gathering

So today I attended my very first Sisterlocks gathering....

And guess who was there?...My friend Carmen. Even though we had never met, I've been reading her blog from the beginning, and we've e-mailed each other, so of course I feel like I know her. She is just as adorable and funny in person as I imagined she would be!





The gathering was organized by Blessed Gem Lady...Isn't she beautiful? She was celebrating her one year anniversary, which coincidentally was today. Also in attendance were several other locked ladies from the area. We had such a good time, comparing notes on products and hairstyles.





Meet Sandra, Lynette, and Lauren, Sl'd 8 months, 4 years, and 10 years, respectively.





Here are Delores and Lauren. Delores has also been Sl'd 4 years. You can't tell from any of the pictures, but Lauren has locks she can sit on. She is also a certified consultant. With all of her experience in wearing and maintaining Sisterlocks, she had lots of good advice for all of us!




In this picture, we have the lovely Andrea and Yolanda. Andrea has had Sl's for 3 years and Yolanda has had them for a year and a half.

Carmen showed up with what seemed like about a hundred Tomoka's Twists. We couldn't decide what we wanted to order for looking at the hair accessories...all of which had beautiful matching earrings. Some of us couldn't even wait until we left to wear them..ooh...ahhh...!



*ladies who were there...I'm going from memory, so if I spelled your name incorrectly or got your stats wrong, leave me a comment and I'll correct it*

14 comments:

muslimahlocs said...

oh, wow. br and carmen...two of my favorite bloggers in the same place. i hope to meet you both one day. the sisterlocks homecoming would be a great venue. think about it!

blackrussian said...

We were quite excited to meet everyone. It was funny though, we didn't know whether to address each other by our given names or our blogger names. Everyone had special difficulty with Carmen. She has the most aliases. The people who were meeting her for the first time didn't know whether to call her Carmen, Tomoka, Beautiful One, or by her given name.

One of us would call out any of the names and someone else would be like: who? And then someone ELSE would point to Carmen who was the center of attention for a good part of the evening on account of her dazzling trinkets and baubles accompanied by lessons on the myriad ways to wear them.

Andrea suggested that our little group should do a cruise or something and I mentioned that I had heard talk that the 2008 Sisterlocks Homecoming might be a cruise. At least that was posted on the website at some point. I haven't been on in a while so I don't know if that info is current. Have you heard anymore about that?

In any case, I intend to be there, even if it is in SD. If I am in good health, don't have any scheduling conflicts, and have not gone broke or insane from the stress of running my business, I will attend!

n'Drea said...

How cool to finally meet each other in person. Y'll look like you had a catawampas time.

blackrussian said...

It was VERY cool! And we did indeed have a marvelous time. We sat at the table talking for 3 hours and then we took it to the parking lot for another 20 minites before we finally went our separate ways!

muslimahlocs said...

i'm 99.9% certain that it will be in san diego. i have to go by the sisterlodge next week and will make sure to confirm and let you know. i am praying for your success regardless but now i have another reason so that you can come home to the sisterlocks homecoming!

Meikmeika said...

You guys had a good ole time!!! I finally ordered a Tomoka Twist and can't wait to get it in the mail.

Isn't it wonderful to see so many Sisterlocked heads ranging from months to a decade of growth???

Goodnapps said...

Wow! I love SL gatherings. The sisterhood is absolutely the best. Everyone looks so wonderful.

blackrussian said...

ML, I checked the website today and came to the same conclusion... No cruise seems to be planned. Do you remember seeing that? I don't believe I made it up. And Thanks...Prayers and positve thoughts/vibes and well-wishes are always welcome too!

MM, You'll love it! They're fun to wear and I always get compliments on mine. I have 4 now!

Yes, GN, we ARE an attractive bunch, if I do say so myself!

Chosen Vessel {Abena} said...

Nice. I have still yet to attend a SL gathering, but I plan on attending one, one day :) Looks like you all had fun.

Aya said...

All of you look sooo good. I just love sisterlock gatherings. I hope the Northern Cal group will be getting together again soon.

Carmen In NC Sisterlock Trainee said...

I don't even know where to begin. A million and one thank you's would not be enough.

Maryee said...

Another fine gathering! Thanks for sharing!!!! Lovely!!

Tra said...

I love to see the pics for the gatherings. Looks like you guys had a doggone blast!

Creyole said...

You ladies are working your locks and received fantastic vibes from the photos! What a joy!