A Look Back at 2017 via SnapChat

I made thousands of snaps in 2017, this is a compilation of a couple dozen or so. The burlesque dancer is a performer at Detroit’s 2017 Theatre Bizarre Burlesque Show. 


Pink Hair! 

Loving what I did with my formerly straight pink wig. Here are the before pics:And here are the after pics: 

Who are these folks that are bored all of the time?

Ya know, I’ve never understood the term “I’m bored”. I’m always so consumed with something, be it writing (haven’t been doing much of that lately), photography (all that I can think about much of the time), spending time with my family (love them so much), vintage-scoring, shopping, styling (pairing all those vintage pieces I scored with the new trendy pieces I cop from DollsKill, WetSeal and NastyGal), reading (scratch that, who has time to sit still and read? Not I; my nightstand is the transient home of a few books that I am in the middle of reading), skating (haven’t been skating because my frankenankle has been bothering me), housework, crafting (wig-making is my current craft obsession), taking care of two 65 lb. dogs, going to the gym, yoga… my mind is always on. In fact, I’m not very successful with my yoga practice because I can barely turn my mind off for the hour-long class…

What gives? Who are these people that are always bored? I wish I could be bored for just an hour. A couple of weeks ago I was at the car dealership getting my son’s car serviced and it was so awesome to just sit down and do nothing but flip through a magazine, but I still wasn’t bored. I didn’t feel like I was wasting my time sitting there for however many hours I may have sat. It was a welcome reprieve from the daily minutia of my “never bored, always on” existence.

Oh and social media? Fuggedaboutit! I haven’t been on IG in months, FB every few weeks to post pics only (I really dislike FB but EVERYONE is on there… UGH!) I’m almost nonexistent on Twitter. The only social media that I have actually updated has been my Tumblr and that’s because I don’t have to interact much on there. I just post something and bounce.

Books on my nightstand

I’m actually surprised that I was able to get these few words out. Wow. I can go now… because, you know I have a ton of stuff to do… I mean, who’s going to not read that stack of books on my nightstand if not I?

Good night.


I am so full.

I can’t cry. Yet, tears are welled up in my eyes.

There is a lump in my throat. My head is throbbing ever so softly.

Will crying even help?

There’s sure to be a migraine before the night is over. I need these tears to fall.

I am so full.

On This Day – “High Court Rules Abortions Legal the First 3 Months”

On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court overruled all state laws that prohibited or restricted a woman’s right to obtain an abortion during her first three months of pregnancy. The vote was 7 to 2.

In a historic resolution of a fiercely controversial issue, the Court drafted a new set of national guidelines that would result in broadly liberalized anti-abortion laws in 46 states but would not abolish restrictions altogether.

20140122-064940.jpg Read article in it’s entirety here: (Source)

On This Day – “Obama Elected President as Racial Barrier Falls “

On November 4, 2008, Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States, sweeping away the last racial barrier in American politics with ease as the country chose him as it’s first black chief executive.

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I know I’ve been missing in action for months now. I am exhausted! Life is kicking my ass. I just wanted to say a quick hello and let you know what I’ve been up to in as few words as possible.

As I already mentioned, I am exhausted. I’m suffering from extreme fatigue right now thanks to Lupus. I haven’t skated since June because, in addition to my fatigue, I have an issue with my sciatic nerve. I just started physical therapy again last week. Ugh.

I have been very selective in booking jobs because of the pain I’ve been experiencing. And as a direct result of having absolutely no energy, I am behind in post production. Just the thought of how many galleries I have yet to edit makes my head spin.

So, I will try to stop by everyone’s blogs as I find the time. I miss reading your musings. Hope all is well.

Lenette 😉

On This Day in 2012 – My First Roller Derby Bout

On May 19, 2012, I had my very first Roller Derby bout.


I also suffered a Trimalleolar fracture during that first Bout. You can read the post in its entirety here.

I just saw my surgeon on Thursday and he said that everything looks great: my X-ray, my ankle, me! Lol!

I wish that I could say I’m getting ready to go to my team’s Sunday practice. Alas, I am not. Instead, I’m home in the bed nursing a horrible cold made worse thanks to my lupus.

20130519-160824.jpgLights out…

On This Day – “25,000 Go to Alabama’s Capitol”

On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.


Now Showing: Photographer Bill Brandt

“Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light” showing at the Museum of Modern Art now through August 12, features nearly 160 vintage prints by the British photographer. The exhibit begins with photos he took of British life in the 1930’s and during World War II and ends with his Surrealistic female nudes taken during the 1950’s and 60’s.20130308-082851.jpgI love his work, especially the female nudes. Hence, the reason I chose the photos that I did to accompany this post. He is undoubtedly one of my favorite photographers.20130308-075529.jpg20130308-075553.jpg“Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light” continues through Aug. 12 at the Museum of Modern Art; (212) 708-9400,

On This Day – “Alabama Police Use Gas and Clubs to Rout Negroes”

On March 7, 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff’s posse.

Alabama state troopers and volunteer officers of the Dallas County sheriff’s office tore through a column of Negro demonstrators with tear gas, nightsticks and whips to enforce Gov. George C. Wallace’s order against a protest march from Selma to Montgomery.

At least 17 Negroes were hospitalized with injuries and about 40 more were given emergency treatment for minor injuries and tear gas effects.

The Negroes reportedly fought back with bricks and bottles at one point as they were pushed back into the Negro community, far away from most of a squad of reporters and photographers who had been restrained by the officers.

[In Washington the Justice Department announced that agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Selma had been directed to make a full and prompt investigation and to gather evidence whether “unnecessary force was used by law officers and others” in halting the march.]

Read the article in it’s entirety here: (Source)

On This Day – “Decision of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott Case”

On March 6, 1857, in its Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court held that Scott, a slave, could not sue for his freedom in a federal court.

The opinion of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott Case was delivered by Chief Justice Taney. It was a full and elaborate statement of the views of the Court. They have decided the following important points:

First – Negroes, whether slaves or free, that is, men of the African race, are not citizens of the United States by the Constitution.

Second – The Ordinance of 1787 had no independent constitutional force or legal effect subsequently to the adoption of the Constitution, and could not operate of itself to confer freedom or citizenship within the Northwest Territory on negroes not citizens by the Constitution.

Third – The provisions of the Act of 1820, commonly called the Missouri Compromise, in so far as it undertook to exclude negro slavery from, and communicate freedom and citizenship to, negroes in the northern part of the Louisiana cession, was a Legislative act exceeding the powers of Congress, and void, and of no legal effect to that end.