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[Thoughts] Miscellanity
(I'm not certain that's a real word, but anyway.)

This'll just be a stream-of-consciousness kinda post. Nothing much has happened in the past two days; I've just been hanging out and playing with my stuff.

* I won an auction! bewilde had a couple dozen art prints on eBay, and I picked up a chibi-version of her character Margaret. I was a bit worried I wouldn't get it; a fellow by the name of "greywolf66" pushed it very nearly to the maximum I was willing to spend. But in the end I reigned supreme. I've always liked Margaret, and my favorite color is blue besides, so it's perfect! ^_^

* MY HAIR IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. It's too long to stay out of my face and too short to tie back. I'm growing it out long for Locks of Love, but they only take hair that's at least 10 inches long. I may well be mad before then. (Wouldn't it be embarrassing for this to be what turned me into a mad scientist? Certainly not a story I'd want to share at conventions.)

* Almost done sorting out all my stuff for the trip back to East Lansing. Of course, my computer and hard drive are still out, and they're the biggest things, so I'll have to take it all out and repack it before I go. But at least all that little stuff is off the floor.

* Mmmmm, I'm having some lemony pie stuff Mom bought before I came home. Delicious.

* Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is a lot of fun. (No, I didn't get it, but Kipp did.) I think the action commands are harder now, or my reflexes have just atrophied. And the translation was done very well, just like the N64 Paper Mario. "Oops, I guess this isn't my father after all." There's some funny stuff in that game.

* I really like pumpkin pie. *awaits gasps from harry_and_ginny* Yeah, I know you heard me. And I stand by it!</injoke> *giggle* I got a free pie from work; there were a bunch that were close to expiration, and everyone got to grab one. Mom wasn't able to make one for Thanksgiving, but I have one now. I'm happy.

And I'm spent. Sleep well, everyone. (If you're in a time zone where you will be sleeping soon.)

Edit: And check out my awesome new icon! It's a gift from indigoskynet, of course. ^_^ She also gave me a version without the hat: "ShayCaron is devious". *grin*

Feeling: cheerful cheerful
Listening to: Blue Man Group - Up to the Roof (w/Tracy Bonham)

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derakon From: derakon Date: December 27th, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
For the hair, I wore a headband for a full year before my hair was long enough to tie back. If you don't mind looking like Rambo, that's a good approach to take.
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: December 29th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, maybe if I looked like Weird Al as Rambo...
paradisacorbasi From: paradisacorbasi Date: December 27th, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you are. But only in the best possible way.

As for the long hair giving you the stress, a little mousse, brush it back, and it should stay out of your face most of the day.

And Locks of Love -- I simply reiterate what I was saying about your generous heart.
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: December 29th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nod* I've got a big container of hair stuff, and that works pretty well, but sometimes I'm in too much of a rush in the morning to put it on. As long as I get up early enough, it's good.

I swear, you are going to put me into a permanent blush. *^_^*
paradisacorbasi From: paradisacorbasi Date: December 29th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure I won't be this over the top permanently. I'm still just happyglowbasking.

truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: December 29th, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I never said I minded... ~_^
hymnia From: hymnia Date: December 27th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm growing it out long for Locks of Love...

Good for you! I've done Locks of Love twice now, and I'm in the process of growing my hair out to do it a third time. Friendly tip: Some hair salons will give you a free hair cut if you're doing Locks of Love, so you might want to check around for one that does when you get ready to cut it.

I really like pumpkin pie.

*shakes head* It's called winter squash pie! H/G-ers don't eat pumpkin pie. :P
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: December 29th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I saw that when I was exploring the LoL web site. It's kinda nice; I can go for a long time without getting a haircut, then get it for free when I finally donate. ~_^

It's called winter squash pie! H/G-ers don't eat pumpkin pie. :P

Would this be a bad time to mention that I've never tried "Orange Crush"? *laugh*
mafdet From: mafdet Date: December 29th, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would this be a bad time to mention that I've never tried "Orange Crush"? *laugh*

You're not missing much - it's icky! And I'm not saying that just because I'm a Harry/Luna and Ginny/Dean shipper! ;)
mafdet From: mafdet Date: December 27th, 2004 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd do the Locks of Love thing if my hair wasn't dyed. (My natural hair is a Remus Lupin-y prematurely streaked with gray - I don't know what kid would want a wig made from gray hair ;> ) A headband might help, or bobby pins in a color that matches/blends in with your hair.

And what hymnia said - it's Winter Squash Pie! I made one of those puppies for Thanksgiving - a sour cream "winter squash" pie - my little R/Hr heart didn't feel a bit guilty as I gobbled it up...
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: December 29th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laugh* Well, I think a gray wig might be fun. Out of curiosity, do you just dye it to be the same brown all over?

Bobby pins are a good idea. I'll see what we have at work. ^_^
mafdet From: mafdet Date: December 29th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
My hair is dyed a dark auburn, aka "mahogany" or whatever froufrou name Clairol wants to think up. The dark brown is the closest match to my actual young-Dumbledore hair color. And yes, it's the same all over because I can't afford to pay my hairdresser to do a real, professional, highlighted dye job. (I happily pay her to cut my hair because she doesn't butcher it unlike some hairdressers I've suffered under...)

And I wonder if the Locks of Love people would make a gray, or brown-streaked-with-gray, wig for kids and call it a "Remus Lupin wig?" A "Harry Potter" line of wigs for kids with chemo might be really popular, as I would think it might cheer them up a bit...
randomchris From: randomchris Date: December 28th, 2004 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)
My hair has the same problem. I've found that Kirby-grips / bobby-pins work indoors. When outdoors, wear a hat.
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: December 29th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I hadn't thought of bobby-pins! I'll pick some up tomorrow before work.
nsingman From: nsingman Date: December 28th, 2004 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Pumpkin pie is great! Locks of Love is, too. Good for you!

And it's "miscellany." :-)
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: December 29th, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the encouragement. ^_^

"Miscellany"! *slaps forehead comically* That was it!
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