The No Hangover Rules

I’m no doctor. I just have a few years of experience under my belt that can help with those nights you know you’ve gone too far. You know, the night when you have that one drink that you know was past your limit. The exact moment you down it, you know that you will feel it in the morning. I’ve been in that situation a few too many times and so have my friends. I used to have that unforgiving hangover in college and noticed in my late 20’s and 30’s that it no longer happened. I truly don’t get the nasty morning-after effect, and there is a reason. I took on some habits that actually help me now to this day. So here is my playlist of things to prevent a hangover:

Light it Up – Major Lazer

Electrolytes! This can be pickle juice, Smart Water, a Gatorade or even your kids leftover Pedialyte. When you play sports it’s important to rehydrate yourself. You need to replenish your body, and sodium and potassium help the cause. When sweating you lose your potassium, sodium, and water. Urine isn’t necessarily sweat. Sweat is water, salts, and urea. Urine is what is filtered out through your kidneys (toxins and waste in liquid form). However, you do lose the same sodium and potassium through urination. When you drink alcohol heavily, you urinate a lot. It would only make sense to grab something with electrolytes in it. Sports drinks, Smart Water, Pedialyte or even pickle juice will help with this.

Medicine – Queen Naija

Ibuprofen is used to treat headaches, muscle pain/discomfort, and minor injuries. Although drinking isn’t necessarily an injury; heavy drinking can cause discomfort the morning after. Taking two Advil before a night of drinking can prevent that knocking headache the next morning. It can even help with any inflammation that may occur after your binge.

Vitamin D- Ludacris

Multi-Vitamins have to be my biggest secret weapon of all secret weapons. Alcohol is known to deplete nutrients in your body. Nutrients include, According to an article by Nourish, “vitamins B1, B6, B12, folic acid, zinc, magnesium and many more. These nutrients are responsible for many metabolic processes of the body, including helping the liver to detox effectively.” I take supplements every day which is why I don’t get hangovers like I used to. However, I definitely make sure to take a few after a heavier night of drinking. I wake up ready for the world. Whereas my friends who don’t are cutting me the side eye and wearing sunglasses the next day.

 

If you follow my few rules to the no hangover (or minimum hangover) cure, you will be on your way. I have done these things for years and trust me, I was good enough to work out the next day. I’m not guaranteeing that you will be motivated, but you will be able to. Sometimes a hangover is a matter of science and outsmarting your body. Hopefully, you will come across my little article and thank me in the morning. As always thank you for supporting the blog! Don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe! If you have any bulletproof hangover remedies, write us in the comment section! Love you! Besos!

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Molly from Insecure,…Girl. ***Spoiler Alert***

So, I love Insecure on HBO. I stan it. Well, not literally but I definitely wait all week for it. I was actually watching when it was Awkward Black Girl on youtube from the first episode. So, my fandom runs super deep. The characters have changed a lot, with some cameos from the original cast. However, it remains centered on Issa’s character.  I think besides Issa, my favorite character is Kelly whose real name is Natasha Rothwell. She’s also a writer on the show. Which makes total sense, because she is hilarious.  We didn’t come to talk about Kelly (I’ll save her for a later post), we came to talk about Molly(Yvonne Orji). I don’t usually write recaps, reviews or talk about shows on here but Molly. Girl. You brought me out of my dark blogger’s cave.

Molly. She frustrated me so bad, I had to make her name a one-word sentence. I judged her super hard being in a friend’s with benefits relationship with her open marriage friend. I didn’t say anything though. I just looked the other way. It’s just Molly being Molly. When Andrew came along on this season, I prayed she wouldn’t screw it up. One, he seemed like a nice guy. She’s really good at messing up with nice guys. Secondly, the Interracial community needed this. Thirdly, I didn’t want her to be the professional black woman who couldn’t be happy with a man. We had enough of that with Being Mary Jane (Oh Mary Jane is way worse than Molly, btw). You know what, her screwing things up with Andrew isn’t the only thing I’m side eyeing her for. I kind of saw that coming because let’s face it. It’s Molly. She also stated she wanted a black guy (hey no judgment on that) so I didn’t really see the writers letting this work out anyway. I actually think that they only incorporated Andrew because of Issa Rae’s book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. If you are not privy, there was a lot of hoopla about Issa saying Black women need to date Asian men. It was some other things stated that some people found offensive. Blah Blah Blah. Anywho, I think that was a way to subtly defend herself. Enough with real life.  We’re talking about the fictional characters we are all friends with in our heads, lol.

*****Spoiler Alert*****

Molly went on a second date with Andrew the following day because she had to cut their first date short. She was working on a project with her co-worker (we’ll get to that later. It ties in with her shittiness) and she needed to finish work. They go on the date, and they are joking around with each other (I would like to insert that this date felt awkward from jump…but whatever).  Molly says to Andrew, “Say’s the guy who kissed his homeboy’s girl.”(or something to that effect). He say’s, “Say’s the girl who slept with her married friend”. Feel free to comment the exact words. Anyway, Molly catches a BIG TIME attitude with Andrew and shoots back, “You don’t know the situation.“. She then tells him she’s ready to go and leaves him in the bar/restaurant. Ok, this part alone made me give Molly stabby eyes. She felt like her comment was totally ok to bring up. It was fine that she dug up something he told her to use as a joke. Because men are shitty, I can say what I want. When he brings up something shitty she has done, she gets mad. He’s now at fault. He made a bad joke. I’m upset. How dare he. That’s basically her attitude. Why was she able to say something to him that could be taken as offensive, but he can’t. She can dish it, but she can’t take it. She villanized him and used the “I’m looking out for me” motto over something she created. Molly creates a lot of her own messes. Personally and professionally. She gets in her own way. So far, she appears to be a good friend. She hasn’t messed up in that way at all…yet. When it comes to other people she only cares about her career. She can’t see how her actions lead her to these events. I think she’s terminally blind to it. It’s going to take her falling out with someone important to her. More than likely a friend, for her to realize she is in her own way. I think she needs to have a sit down with her therapist.

Her professional screw up is when she gave that presentation while her partner was away. He was wrong for micromanaging her. It’s annoying to have someone breathing down your neck while you’re trying to do your job. It’s frustrating when a difference in style becomes an error because it’s not how they would do it. I get it. But, to give a presentation that you both were working on alone. That’s wrong. You are essentially taking credit or the bulk of the glory for a project. You had a team member, and you are being a bad team member. That’s something that people who only look out for themselves do. That is also something that makes you not only a bad team member at work but in life. You can’t be a good partner to anyone when you only look out for number 1. Being a good teammate means helping someone up when they fall and working together. Even when it means you will have to share the credit with someone you aren’t necessarily excited about. Speak up for yourself, but that doesn’t mean stabbing someone in the back. I sort of want to Tyra Banks yell at her, because “I’ve never in my life yelled at a girl like this!”. Get it together Molly, “When my mother raises her voice at me like this, it’s because she loves me! I was rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!”. That’s a warning girl. Pull your life together and see your therapist. Figure out why you’re smiling in the wife’s face at the baby shower like you weren’t sleeping with her husband. It is not only his fault. He told you he was in an open relationship with his wife. It is not only his fault that he laid down with you. You let him willingly. You knew he was married. You knew his situation up front. Let’s stop this, “Everyone does Molly wrong. Everyone is mean to me garbage.”.  You’re better than this girl.

Ok, rant over. If you disagree sound off in the comments. If you agree, sound off in the comments. If you want to comment, sound off in the comments. Hey, just comment, lol. Like always I appreciate the support. Don’t forget to follow me, comment, subscribe and like me on WordPress and Social Media. Feel free to e-mail me if you would like a guest blogger/writer spot on the blog. Pitch me your ideas, maybe we can work. Catch me on Green Tea Coffee Date. I blog over there.  Also, look out for me soon. I wrote a short story in Interracial Fiction. It’s super interesting and nothing like you would expect! It will be published in the Halloween edition of the AMBW Love Journey book set to come out October 15th.  I’ll give you more details when it comes out! Love you! Besos!

How to: 3 ways to break up, that are more mature than ghosting.

You’ve met someone online, and you don’t like them. So, you want to pull a little disappearing act millennials like to refer to as ghosting.  It is the cowards way out if you think about it. Instead of telling the intended how you feel (being a mature adult), you choose to become an escape artist. Now you see me, now you don’t. Computers and smartphones have made it even easier to leave someone on read (sidenote: if you have an iPhone they can see you read a message and didn’t respond). Thus leaving them on read, you’re welcome non-millennials.). If you throw in online dating to the mix, you now have a powder keg of communication avoidance. You’ve never seen them face to face, so it’s easier to disregard their feelings. I’m here to improve your online and face to face relations. Here is my playlist on ways to end it rather than becoming Houdini reincarnated.

Say it to my face-Madison Beer

Face to Face is always the way to go for more serious breakups. If you are in a relationship with someone the least you can do to look them in the eye. We quickly forget how things are when the shoe is on the other foot. You asked yourself a million questions. Why has this person disappeared? The cell phone that is permanently attached to your hand becomes a fixture for your eyes. Anytime your phone lights up, you’re hoping it’s from that someone. In the back of your mind, you already know that it won’t be. You’ve likely sent a few more text than you should have and stalked them out of existence online. I’m sure you called them hesitating on whether to leave a voicemail. You start to wonder if your phone is even working. It has been with you a while, maybe it isn’t operating properly after all. Don’t put someone else through these mental Olympics, even if it has become part of our culture.  If you have been seeing someone for a while, even if the commitment isn’t official, end things in person. The closure isn’t just for them. It’s for you as well.

Video Phone-Beyonce

Technology has made some aspects of communication easier. If you are in a long distance relationship with someone, then video calling is the next best thing. Traveling all the way to someone can become expensive. It may not even be necessary if the relationship wasn’t official. Video calling gives you all the perks of face to face. The downside is physical touch won’t be there. If you are breaking up, chances are that isn’t a concern.

Text From Your Ex- Tinnie Tempah

This is the last of your options if you were in a relationship. But, if you have only been corresponding through text it’s perfectly fine. When you haven’t spoken to someone face to face, it’s the easiest to ghost them. I see the allure in it. It’s so easy just to not respond back to a message. You never have to talk to them again. We’re practicing better communication skills people. It starts with the text-only level of dating.  Send a simple message. It doesn’t have to be an sms paragraph. Explain that you don’t see your interactions going any further or that we aren’t the right fit for one another. If they want a further explanation, you can give it to them. If you don’t want to give them one, it would be the time to ask them not to contact you. Ask that they respect that. If they can’t well… Blocked.

Technology is an amazing invention. It gives us ways to communicate if face to face isn’t an option. It also makes it entirely too easy to be a coward behind characters and emojis. Being an adult means to be responsible with relationships as well. Making sure you do the right thing isn’t just for when you like a person. It’s for when you are ready to walk away as well.

I hope this helped hone your breakup skills. If you like post like this, let me know. Leave a comment telling me how you broke up with someone. If you have a crazy breakup story I would love to hear it. As always thank you for supporting the blog. You’ve been patient with the changes going on with the site. Don’t forget to like, comment, follow and subscribe to the blog on WordPress and social media.  As always we are accepting pitches from writers. Send them to pinkhairblogger@gmail.com. Label it, Blog Pitch.  Love you guys! Besos!

 

 

 

MCM, I Went Viral Edition: Chuando Tan

I went to get gas today. I went to a sketchy gas station attached to a restaurant. I only Screenshot_20180723-221951stopped there because I was practically on E. I was skeptical of the station because people run this scam where they hack the pumps and charge you as soon as you run your card for a higher amount. I pumped the gas and didn’t get a receipt. So, I went inside to make sure I wasn’t getting charged more than I paid. I go in, and bam saw the hottest Sikh guy behind the bulletproof glass. But, since I didn’t get his picture. You’ll have to take my word for it, lol. Anywhosal….Happy Monday. It’s everyone’s favorite MCM where you get your thirst quenched. Kidding, you get thirstier because MIP keeps it sort of hott. Speaking of hott, have you seen the 52-year-old man from Singapore who when viral for being a complete Zaddy?  I saw him and never thought I would hand over my phone number to a senior citizen so fast. Is he considered a senior citizen? Idk. All I know is I considered having his old ass babies, and I’m not ashamed. I’m in one-sided love (only because he hasn’t seen me yet, haha) and I’m pretty sure it’s serious. I’m meeting him at the altar in my white dress.

Screenshot_20180723-221933Dude, have you seriously seen this guy???? A year ago today he went viral for being super hott, and the ex-model turned photographer basically became a model all over again. He did some modeling in his younger days, but I think he’s hotter now than he was then. He aged like a fine wine…that I would like to sip. I’m going to keep it pg because I’m trying to respect my elders. However, I do wish this was one of those k-dramas where he’s my teacher and we end up dating after I graduate…because I would judge him super hard if he dated me in high school. It’s gross. Let’s scratch that example. It’s bordering on pedo. He’s steamy though and I wonder how someone becomes that hott over time. It’s like God tried to only add a dash of handsome and dropped the whole bottle in the pot. Anyway, he’s good looking. That’s what I’m getting at. Hey Chuando Tan. I wish I was Mrs.Tan, but I heard there may already be one of those. So, right now I’ll leave it at my crush on you.

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MCM Bollywood Edition: Vicky Kaushal

It’s everyone’s favorite Man Crush Monday! With my hands in other writing projects, IScreenshot_20180716-205413 wasn’t quite sure if I would make the man crush deadline this week. However, I pulled through however late I am. This week I wanted to tip my hat to a genre of movies that I personally enjoy. I tend to visit a Bollywood film every so often (every week). This particular guy is a really really good actor, but I like him particularly because he’s hott. This week I’m showing all the love to Vicky Kaushal.

I’ve seen him in Lust Stories and Love per Square Foot, as well as a host of other titles I Screenshot_20180716-210054can’t pronounce nor spell without it being directly in front of me. I normally have to read the subtitles to know what’s happening, but if he marries me I will gladly read subtitles forever. Orrrrr I’ll be enrolling myself in the nearest Hindi class so I can at least say my vows, lol. I know you guys think I like him just because he’s hott, and you’re half right. However, he really is a good actor. He’s more than just a pretty face and he has the awards to prove it. He’s actually one of the few people that I believe when he’s on screen, and that’s a compliment. It’s hard for me to believe a lot of actors when they are on screen. They just seem like they’re acting. However, he actually makes me believe he’s actually the person he’s portraying on screen. That alone is swoon-worthy. I can probably ramble on forever, but I’ll try and keep it brief. Vicky Kaushal, I would gladly change my last name for you, lol. I may just have a crush on you.

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MCM: Rotimi aka Dre of Starz’s Power

Welcome to everyone’s favorite Man Crush Monday. So, Rotimi basically makes me wantScreenshot_20180709-230414 to visit Nigeria. Spoiler Alert: He’s Nigerian, lol. I won’t lie, I absolutely hate him on the show. He has his moments when he’s hosting in the club where I remember he’s actually hott in person (he likes to call himself Butterscotch). However, in the show (sorry Dre) he just doesn’t do it for me.

However, in real life… (**fans myself from the heat) he is Screenshot_20180709-230521smokin’ hott. AND HE SINGSSSSSSS. Not like how hott guys say they can sing, but they actually suck. He actually is pretty good at it. So far he’s hott, he can sing and he’s pretty good at acting (because I hate his character…but not him, let’s be clear). I’ve posted him before on my Instagram page because he posted a thirst trap that I could appreciate. Rotimi, you are basically the love of my life and I have a crush on you.

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MCM: Kim Woo Bin

If you have ever laid eyes on a Korean drama, you know exactly who this man is. He’sScreenshot_20180702-230751 tall and looks like he came off of a Korean runway. I last saw him in the Korean drama Uncontrollably Fond and the movie Friend: The Great Legacy before he took off for a year for health issues. I just want Woo Bin to know that even though he’s recovering that he still has women who want to cook him a hot meal and see him shirtless.

His look has a mixture of taking him home to meet your mother and see him naked. 

Screenshot_20180702-230646So Woo Bin is basically 6 feet 2 inches of hotness. His look has a mixture of taking him home to meet your mother and see him naked. He’s basically perfect and that makes me want to go ahead and take him off the market (wait, is he coupled up already? Someone comment.) Anywho I randomly out of the blue wanted to show my appreciation for this 28 soon to be 29-year-old tall drink of water. Just know if you ever want my number it’s already printed up on a business card for your wallet and in your DM’s for your convenience. Woo Bin, You’re a snack…no no a full course meal and I have a crush on you.

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Zaddy of the week: Maluma

Maluma is muy caliente and that’s the truth.

It’s everyone’s favorite Man Crush Monday, but I’m a day late. So we now have us a ZaddyScreenshot_20180626-191202 of the Week. Trust me I have a man worthy of your eyes. He’s easy on the eye and he sings. So basically, you’ll want to willingly hand him your panties twice. I think I need Roetta Stone to learn Spanish. Oh did I mention this post wasn’t kid-friendly, lol?

Maluma is muy caliente and that’s the truth. I follow him on Instagram and I feel like I underestimate his finesse from his music videos. I feel like his pictures ooze sex appeal. I’m sure I’m not the only person who wishes he would stop reminding me has a girlfriend. She’s cute, but she’s kind of ruining my fantasy of running away with him (LMAO). If it doesn’t work out, Maluma knows where to find me.

I’ve been eyeing Maluma for awhile now, and I’m glad I have Man Crush Monday and Screenshot_20180626-190859Zaddy of the Week to express my undying lust for him (I’m sure he has a nice personality too, lol). Maluma you soak my undergarments and you make my heart go pitter-patter. In the least raunchy way I know how I want to say, Maluma I have a crush on you.

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Midpoint Check In: Switching Gears

At this point, I’ve been running My Infinite Playlist for a little over half a year. I’ve happy turn up GIF by Originals-sourcelearned somethings about blogging, running a site and the direction in which the blog is going.  So far I have seen a little increase in dedicated readership. Which is what I would like. I want the reader who will stay with us through the journey. The passive readers are great too. I’m confident in the content that I create on this site, and I am sure once a member of our target audience experiences the world of M.I.P they will stick around for good.

“We are from all parts of the world and we like to travel the parts we have never been. Women of Color forge into areas that aren’t seen as traditionally ours…”

New Themes:

I realized the true direction I wanted to take this blog. It started off as an interracial blog, wonder woman beyonce GIF-sourceand I would still like to keep that as a topic that we visit. However, I really would like to focus on the overall theme that black women and other women of color are non-monolithic. We are all different, we are into different music, style of dress, dating patterns. We live alternative lifestyles and we are even into alternative forms of beauty. We can be vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian. We are from all parts of the world and we like to travel the parts we have never been. Women of Color forge into areas that aren’t seen as traditionally ours, like beer brewing and tattooing. K-music, J-music, Latin Pop, Afro Beat, EDM, and rock are just some of the genres where we are widespread and share an interest in. We are feminist, traditionalist, minimalist, members of the 1%, political powerhouses, Rap songstresses, and women extraordinaires. We are all of these things under the umbrellas of being people of color and being women. We can be any label we want to apply to ourselves and not just the label assigned to us. We are allowed that basic human right.

“I want to give a different perspective to people who have confined us to a box according to our assigned gender and race. “

Forging Ahead:

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So in the continuity of this blog, I would like to document those experiences of women. Especially, women of color who are forging in directions that aren’t traditionally ours to be had. I want to give a different perspective to people who have confined us to a box according to our assigned gender and race. We will continue to be all of the sexy millennial fun of man crush Monday, and we will mix it with the radical faces of women who refuse to be labeled.

“I will work hard to stay true to the new vision and direction we’re headed”

Hey You, Yes You. We’re Looking for you!

We are still looking for contributors that share our vision and that can offer a view into giphy (72)the world of women doing things differently. We also want people who can tell their personal experiences and stories of breaking free or living alternatively. I’m excited to share this new direction with you, and I’m thrilled to share a safe space for women of color to be who they are.  As always, thank you for supporting the blog on WordPress and Social Media. I will work hard to stay true to the new vision and direction we’re headed. I love you Playlisters, Besos!

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