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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
7th-Dec-2009 07:39 am
Hello to new reader nightbird!

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.

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.

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.

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.
7th-Dec-2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
My manager at work (an enthusiastic WisCon person) asked whether Not Ordinarily Borrowable would be entered for the Tiptree. But I'm still trying to think whether recasting the Arthurian mythos with a female lead is a sufficiently interesting treatment of gender. Hm.

(Edit: Sorry, that seemed random reading over it: I was thinking of it because of the Feministe sf/f thread.)

Edited at 2009-12-07 01:27 pm (UTC)
7th-Dec-2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Hopefully I'll get to read it soon! My first-gen Kindle has battery issues; Adam's hopefully getting customer service to deal with that today...
8th-Dec-2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Hey, there's no hurry :) I hope you enjoy it.
7th-Dec-2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
I know EXACTLY what you mean about your hair. My hair right now is nice enough, but it is Not Me. What makes it worse is that everyone in my blood family is freaking ecstatic about it. "Your hair looks wonderful now! I'm so glad you're growing it out!"

One year.
7th-Dec-2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my mom's going to love it. :(
7th-Dec-2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
My hair is also in layers from my chin to just past my shoulders, just long enough to cover the scar on the back of my neck. It's not me, but it looks nice for now while my bangs continue to grow out.
Headbands sound like a great idea.

Still brain-foggy today, since we drove through the night and got home at 3am. Now I have to move furniture and finish cleaning my cluttered room so that the new bed can be delivered tomorrow. But I just wanted to say that I'm so happy for you re: the BARCC job, and good luck getting everything in order this week that you need done. *wave*
8th-Dec-2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Hey - I know you're swamped with the new job (congrats btw) and holiday prep, but if you have a second, I'm wondering if you had similar problems with Lyrica and how long it took to clear your system in my post here: http://alumiere.livejournal.com/358873.html. I only took 2 25mg doses, last Tuesday & Wednesday, but the side affects are destroying my last bits of cope right now. Many thanks, and I hope your holidays are filled with happiness and love.
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