December 7th, 2009

Hearth

Monday

Administration
Hello to new reader nightbird!

Medical
Beat and achy from selling lavender for BARCC yesterday; 3 hours bouncing around + an hour of transit time/walking each way = tired 'song. Will have a nice hot bath this morning.

<3
The staffer we were tabling with yesterday said that when she first saw the job opening, she was hoping I'd apply. Yay! Everyone seems so enthusiastic. I am very much looking forward to this.

Hair
My hair is now in chin-length-to-shoulder-length layers. I feel weird. I look like a grownup. *fusses* I am dissatisfied. Not because it is an inherently bad haircut - it's well-done. But it's not me.

So I compensated by buying myself a headband from these folks yesterday. It's like the one the shopowner's wearing in her pic, but blue - feathers and netting and sparkles. (And 50% off!)

Anyone wants to buy me a gift, things to dress up my hair would not go amiss. Barrettes and clips are good, but headbands are even better, as they make my hair look less thin... this store has some nifty ones, too.

Sale for a Cause!
Small Beer Press is having a mega-awesome sale to benefit Franciscan Children's Hospital. Go check that out. If you haven't bought Interfictions 2 yet, now's the time and that's the place, and Small Beer has lots of other great stuff, too.

Link Soup
* Very comprehensive article on campus rape.
* I <3 today's shirt.w00t.
* Feministe wants your feminist SF/F recommendations!
* Ancient city of Pompeii added to Google Street View. (We live in the future.)

Daily Science
Bright, long-lived blast appears to be elusive pair-instability supernova.

Daily BPAL
But Men Loved Darkness Rather Than Light: cistus labdanum, ginger, East Indian patchouli, pimento berry, oakmoss, saffron, smoky vanilla, sage, myrrh, and bitter clove.
In bottle: Dark, dark! Labdanum and patchouli, mostly.
On me: Pimento and myrrh come out, too. Wisps of moss and sage. Very moody and complex. Vanilla and saffron take a while to emerge.

Ded Moroz: golden amber, white amber, redwood, teak, bois du rose, sage, tree moss, and snow.
In bottle: Bright and clear!
On me: Also moss and sage, and crystal-cold air.

Plans
Nap, I hope? Was up at 4 again. which had better not keep happening, what with work starting Wednesday. Wasn't happening when I was gluten-free, so... *crosses fingers*

Today's my day for getting stuff done here - gift wrapping, $WINTERHOLIDAY internet shopping/shopping list, getting house in order, blocking the second Noro shawl, getting together stuff I want to bring for my desk. Tomorrow's the doing-stuff-outside-the-house day.
Dear Buddha

Oh hey it is the holiday wishlist meme again.

Step One

Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.


Step Two

Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it. Once a wish has been granted, it will be crossed off my list.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

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