keri: (reading on lawn)
I never write here anymore. Oh well.

3 days is probably too soon for the Ortho-Tricyclin to start working, right? because it's DEFINITELY not working right now. I went to the doc last Monday to see about getting a fix for the fact that when my period comes around, I can't sleep enough and get way more depressed than usual, even while on the Savella, and also cramps are intolerable. She put me on a variable dose BC, which I didn't react well too as a pre-teen, but whatevs, and told me to get to a gyno for a PAP and blood work and maybe more detailed BC testing. Anyway, she also said not to start it until after my period began, and then I asked the pharmacist if there was any reason to delay if I wasn't taking it to prevent pregnancy? and she said no, but it was already TOO LATE because it started that same afternoon.

Anyway, as of 3pm this afternoon, I'd been cramping/uncomfortable for about 60 hours, which is basically not on. I have to remember next month to schedule myself a day off the weekend I'm due to start. (I'm doing the schedule now. Also, I'm working 5 days a week now - no more Saturdays off unless I take a vacation day. Didn't get a raise, though.)

Also, I've been dealing with heightened anxiety since Tuesday or Wednesday, i forget which? but it's definitely not the normal kind, and since Friday, I've felt my mental state slip-sliding down, and now I'm definitely in the depression zone. And I hate this, because I know that it doesn't have to be this way! I don't want to go to work tomorrow, because I'm feeling like a failure at my job, even though I know that I JUST got my annual review and my boss was like "you are awesome, keep it up, also here are more responsibilities".

So, yeah.

(Added to this I hate the way I look right now, i've gained 10 pounds since this time last year and all the clothes I bought last summer and fall when I needed more daily stuff for work don't fit well, and I can't afford to buy a new work wardrobe, and I hate how frumpy my old stuff from 2010 looks...I did buy a new skirt and dress, but I can't wear them *every* day, and a lot of my clothes that do fit moderately well are completely inappropriate for the heat/humidity of mid-summer. Trying to figure out what I will wear tomorrow that's easy to change into something for physical therapy, when I only have 30 minutes to get from work to the facility, and it's making me want to cry even more. Maybe I'll just wear my grey wool slacks and not change out of them, since they're fairly loose and easy to move in. I only have black long-sleeve shirts to wear with them, though!)
keri: (reading on lawn)
I never write here anymore. Oh well.

3 days is probably too soon for the Ortho-Tricyclin to start working, right? because it's DEFINITELY not working right now. I went to the doc last Monday to see about getting a fix for the fact that when my period comes around, I can't sleep enough and get way more depressed than usual, even while on the Savella, and also cramps are intolerable. She put me on a variable dose BC, which I didn't react well too as a pre-teen, but whatevs, and told me to get to a gyno for a PAP and blood work and maybe more detailed BC testing. Anyway, she also said not to start it until after my period began, and then I asked the pharmacist if there was any reason to delay if I wasn't taking it to prevent pregnancy? and she said no, but it was already TOO LATE because it started that same afternoon.

Anyway, as of 3pm this afternoon, I'd been cramping/uncomfortable for about 60 hours, which is basically not on. I have to remember next month to schedule myself a day off the weekend I'm due to start. (I'm doing the schedule now. Also, I'm working 5 days a week now - no more Saturdays off unless I take a vacation day. Didn't get a raise, though.)

Also, I've been dealing with heightened anxiety since Tuesday or Wednesday, i forget which? but it's definitely not the normal kind, and since Friday, I've felt my mental state slip-sliding down, and now I'm definitely in the depression zone. And I hate this, because I know that it doesn't have to be this way! I don't want to go to work tomorrow, because I'm feeling like a failure at my job, even though I know that I JUST got my annual review and my boss was like "you are awesome, keep it up, also here are more responsibilities".

So, yeah.

(Added to this I hate the way I look right now, i've gained 10 pounds since this time last year and all the clothes I bought last summer and fall when I needed more daily stuff for work don't fit well, and I can't afford to buy a new work wardrobe, and I hate how frumpy my old stuff from 2010 looks...I did buy a new skirt and dress, but I can't wear them *every* day, and a lot of my clothes that do fit moderately well are completely inappropriate for the heat/humidity of mid-summer. Trying to figure out what I will wear tomorrow that's easy to change into something for physical therapy, when I only have 30 minutes to get from work to the facility, and it's making me want to cry even more. Maybe I'll just wear my grey wool slacks and not change out of them, since they're fairly loose and easy to move in. I only have black long-sleeve shirts to wear with them, though!)
keri: ([stitch] super stitch)
I'm going down to Epcot on the 10th (a week from the day after tomorrow) for the day and will be heading to Downtown Disney first not only to park my car and meet my brother (who can park in the cast lot, whoo~) but to pick up a few things i desperately want to buy (that is, a polka-dotted minnie mouse mug with matching spoon omg).

Does anyone have a shopping request for me? Or picture requests? It's the flower & garden show & I have a goal of photographing every single special topiary. EVERY SINGLE ONE. I fucking love those damn topiary and am sad at how few photos I got last year. I'm going to rope my brother into helping me with his camera. Even if I have to go back in April or May to get the rest. It's going to happen.

[livejournal.com profile] bean_bunny: I'm going to try to find that Ariel for you if you still need one. I didn't see any that were quite right at DHS, but they didn't have as many options in the stores I looked at as I would have liked. I'm going to try the giant toy store and the "bargain" store at DTD, which should have a lot more Arial merch.

(Also, I know [livejournal.com profile] chubbybunnie is looking for the Stitch double pin set with the doll and bottle)
keri: ([stitch] super stitch)
I'm going down to Epcot on the 10th (a week from the day after tomorrow) for the day and will be heading to Downtown Disney first not only to park my car and meet my brother (who can park in the cast lot, whoo~) but to pick up a few things i desperately want to buy (that is, a polka-dotted minnie mouse mug with matching spoon omg).

Does anyone have a shopping request for me? Or picture requests? It's the flower & garden show & I have a goal of photographing every single special topiary. EVERY SINGLE ONE. I fucking love those damn topiary and am sad at how few photos I got last year. I'm going to rope my brother into helping me with his camera. Even if I have to go back in April or May to get the rest. It's going to happen.

[livejournal.com profile] bean_bunny: I'm going to try to find that Ariel for you if you still need one. I didn't see any that were quite right at DHS, but they didn't have as many options in the stores I looked at as I would have liked. I'm going to try the giant toy store and the "bargain" store at DTD, which should have a lot more Arial merch.

(Also, I know [livejournal.com profile] chubbybunnie is looking for the Stitch double pin set with the doll and bottle)
keri: (oranges is nommy)
I cooked something tonight WITHOUT A RECIPE and basically invented it and it's the first time I've ever done it!

it came out pretty good, too!

Here is a picture of it that doesn't look nearly as appetizing as reality:



HOPEFULLY THAT WORKS. Trying to pull it from http://twitpic.com/84z792

Anyway, I decided that I wanted a flatbread, and I wanted it to have lots of green stuff in it and also chicken. So I set out to figure it out.

I sautéed the chicken in olive oil separately, then set it aside to drain a bit. I put diced green bell pepper and sliced mushrooms into a wok with olive oil, a pinch of rosemary, and a pinch of tarragon, and sautéed that until it got nice and ... well, not crackly, but the oil was crackling really good. Then I added the chicken and some spinach, and sautéed it some more, until it had a nice strong smell to it, you know how green bell peppers and spinach smells kind of sweet if you've cooked it enough? and the mushrooms and chicken were golden. I figured that was good, so I spooned the mixture onto whole wheat naan that I'd brushed olive oil (with rosemary and tarragon) onto, then sprinkled cheddar cheese over the whole thing. Into the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, to get the naan a bit crispy and the cheese all melted.

It's good! I could've used a bit more tarragon, I think, in the sauté part, and maybe should've baked the naan longer first, to make it even crispier. But the spinach/mushrooms/green pepper are a great combination, flavorful but not too much, and not too many weird textures.

So I'm pleased with myself for having a New Thing that I can cook (meatloaf, Fin's chicken, enchiladas, spaghetti, and now this).
keri: (oranges is nommy)
I cooked something tonight WITHOUT A RECIPE and basically invented it and it's the first time I've ever done it!

it came out pretty good, too!

Here is a picture of it that doesn't look nearly as appetizing as reality:



HOPEFULLY THAT WORKS. Trying to pull it from http://twitpic.com/84z792

Anyway, I decided that I wanted a flatbread, and I wanted it to have lots of green stuff in it and also chicken. So I set out to figure it out.

I sautéed the chicken in olive oil separately, then set it aside to drain a bit. I put diced green bell pepper and sliced mushrooms into a wok with olive oil, a pinch of rosemary, and a pinch of tarragon, and sautéed that until it got nice and ... well, not crackly, but the oil was crackling really good. Then I added the chicken and some spinach, and sautéed it some more, until it had a nice strong smell to it, you know how green bell peppers and spinach smells kind of sweet if you've cooked it enough? and the mushrooms and chicken were golden. I figured that was good, so I spooned the mixture onto whole wheat naan that I'd brushed olive oil (with rosemary and tarragon) onto, then sprinkled cheddar cheese over the whole thing. Into the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, to get the naan a bit crispy and the cheese all melted.

It's good! I could've used a bit more tarragon, I think, in the sauté part, and maybe should've baked the naan longer first, to make it even crispier. But the spinach/mushrooms/green pepper are a great combination, flavorful but not too much, and not too many weird textures.

So I'm pleased with myself for having a New Thing that I can cook (meatloaf, Fin's chicken, enchiladas, spaghetti, and now this).
keri: (kit loves to read!)


1. Adios, Happy Homeland! by Ana Menéndez
2. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
3. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
4. Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses from Myth to Reality by Dr. Helen Scales
5. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Of all the books I read last year, these are the ones that continue to resonate with me, the ones that I still think about and feel like I've only just closed the back cover on.

Two are what you might call literary fiction, books that play with narrative and language. Two are non-fiction that really influenced how I view the world and have made me more aware of things around me. And finally there is the wordless graphic novel that does all of the above. It was difficult to order the last four (the Menéndez was easily my favorite book all year), and there were a few other contenders for books that I really love, but they just didn't have the staying power of these five.



LJers: What were your top 5 books of 2011 and why?



Also: if there are any books in my list of Top 5 that I think you should read, they are Nothing to Envy and The Arrival. Maaaaaybe Poseidon's Steed, but it's not as much of a Y U NO READ IT RITE NAO sort of thing. I think Adios, Happy Homeland! and Swamplandia! have a more limited audience of who would enjoy them and everything. They're really really good (obv) but because of the way they play with language and are magial realism (and not-so-realism), I know they're not everyone's cuppa. I do adore them, though.
keri: (kit loves to read!)


1. Adios, Happy Homeland! by Ana Menéndez
2. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
3. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
4. Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses from Myth to Reality by Dr. Helen Scales
5. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Of all the books I read last year, these are the ones that continue to resonate with me, the ones that I still think about and feel like I've only just closed the back cover on.

Two are what you might call literary fiction, books that play with narrative and language. Two are non-fiction that really influenced how I view the world and have made me more aware of things around me. And finally there is the wordless graphic novel that does all of the above. It was difficult to order the last four (the Menéndez was easily my favorite book all year), and there were a few other contenders for books that I really love, but they just didn't have the staying power of these five.



LJers: What were your top 5 books of 2011 and why?



Also: if there are any books in my list of Top 5 that I think you should read, they are Nothing to Envy and The Arrival. Maaaaaybe Poseidon's Steed, but it's not as much of a Y U NO READ IT RITE NAO sort of thing. I think Adios, Happy Homeland! and Swamplandia! have a more limited audience of who would enjoy them and everything. They're really really good (obv) but because of the way they play with language and are magial realism (and not-so-realism), I know they're not everyone's cuppa. I do adore them, though.
keri: (Default)
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Does "fancy meal with horrible family members that always leaves you crying" count as a holiday? because that's mostly what it's been for me. I love giving people presents, but not when I feel obligated to do so, so a lot of that aspect of the season frustrates me.

Also, I'm totally down with Christmas being a totally consumerist holiday with trees and Santa Claus and being about spending time with family and bringing other people joy. I hate that there's such a HUGE focus on the less fortunate at this time of year, but they're pretty much ignored the rest of the time. I also hate the push for all this consumerism nonsense to be branded as Christian and religious. It feels kind of hypocritical and wrong to me.

I also hate the cloying qualities of the holidays in December. The cutesy songs and decorations (waste of time and electricity and so on) and "oh, be merry, you HAVE to be happy this time of year!" sorts of nonsense. It's just... cloying and constrictive and makes me feel very claustrophobic.

So I don't personally celebrate Christmas or other December holidays. I'm not a holiday person in the first place, and then you have the stuff this time of year which just makes me feel uncomfortable and wanting to hide for a month. It doesn't help that I'm starting to suspect that my depression has a seasonal/light component to it, and of course December is grey and dark.

I was actually really surprised by how much I enjoyed all the Christmas stuff at Disney last week. Not so much at Epcot, but at the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom and parts of Disney's Hollywood Studios? yeah, totally had fun. It was silly and all about being good for Santa and giving gifts to each other to express affection/friendship, and you know? I was totally down with this consumerist celebration of midwinter and the kinds of things that happen when you have a snowy holiday and good friends gathered together. I really appreciated the almost complete absence of the religious aspect. It was probably also the whole theme park/Disney experience that helped with the enjoyment, particularly how well done the decorations and such were, compared to what I saw when I got home. (also, i know that WDW tries to use solar and wind and water power for electricity when possible, so the sheer amount of lightbulbs/energy use didn't make me feel hate so much. except for the damn osborne family lights, which are just tacky and totally not the sleek Disney look.)
keri: (Default)
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Does "fancy meal with horrible family members that always leaves you crying" count as a holiday? because that's mostly what it's been for me. I love giving people presents, but not when I feel obligated to do so, so a lot of that aspect of the season frustrates me.

Also, I'm totally down with Christmas being a totally consumerist holiday with trees and Santa Claus and being about spending time with family and bringing other people joy. I hate that there's such a HUGE focus on the less fortunate at this time of year, but they're pretty much ignored the rest of the time. I also hate the push for all this consumerism nonsense to be branded as Christian and religious. It feels kind of hypocritical and wrong to me.

I also hate the cloying qualities of the holidays in December. The cutesy songs and decorations (waste of time and electricity and so on) and "oh, be merry, you HAVE to be happy this time of year!" sorts of nonsense. It's just... cloying and constrictive and makes me feel very claustrophobic.

So I don't personally celebrate Christmas or other December holidays. I'm not a holiday person in the first place, and then you have the stuff this time of year which just makes me feel uncomfortable and wanting to hide for a month. It doesn't help that I'm starting to suspect that my depression has a seasonal/light component to it, and of course December is grey and dark.

I was actually really surprised by how much I enjoyed all the Christmas stuff at Disney last week. Not so much at Epcot, but at the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom and parts of Disney's Hollywood Studios? yeah, totally had fun. It was silly and all about being good for Santa and giving gifts to each other to express affection/friendship, and you know? I was totally down with this consumerist celebration of midwinter and the kinds of things that happen when you have a snowy holiday and good friends gathered together. I really appreciated the almost complete absence of the religious aspect. It was probably also the whole theme park/Disney experience that helped with the enjoyment, particularly how well done the decorations and such were, compared to what I saw when I got home. (also, i know that WDW tries to use solar and wind and water power for electricity when possible, so the sheer amount of lightbulbs/energy use didn't make me feel hate so much. except for the damn osborne family lights, which are just tacky and totally not the sleek Disney look.)
keri: ([aria] - alicia happy)
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The Puppini Sisters (not actually sisters - it's a reference to the Andrews Sisters)

I've been wanting their first cd for AGES and then forgot completely, and then saw it when i was at the library picking up music, and... you guys, their 40s pop version covers of disco and 80s standards are so amazing.
keri: ([aria] - alicia happy)
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The Puppini Sisters (not actually sisters - it's a reference to the Andrews Sisters)

I've been wanting their first cd for AGES and then forgot completely, and then saw it when i was at the library picking up music, and... you guys, their 40s pop version covers of disco and 80s standards are so amazing.
keri: (time!)
So I'm going to Disney World next Monday and will be there until Sunday. That's a whole week of vacation! It's my Christmas present from my parents (well, the hotel room), because they're awesome and because I deserve it after the shit I've been through the last few years (well, the depression and finally after 27 years NOT being depressed). (I still vividly remember some of the posts I made while at UNF when I was in super black moods and I'm sad that I didn't have the right medication back then.)

I'm really excited because not only will I get to hang out with my baby brother Steven, and not only will my coworker/friend be coming down for a couple nights, but I'm going to get to play with [livejournal.com profile] nyreak and ALSO [livejournal.com profile] chubbybunnie! It's gonna be so great.

BUT. I kind of have to get ready. So here is my to-do list, to help me stay on track.

Wednesday:
- After work, pick up CDs from library to get some new music for the music player/drive down (then when I get home, set those to ripping while I do the following)
- Sew fabric together for the hats. If there is still time before bed, iron and pin them together
- Put books away that are finished being read or are just sitting around doing nothing.

Thursday:
- Thanksgiving! In the morning: go through the stack of mail on my dresser and shred anything old/irrelevant; set aside anything that needs taking care of while I'm gone
- Also get a garbage bag started to toss stuff that needs tossing
- At Daddy's: IF it's not rude, blind-stitch the hats together
- At home at night (probably late): finish blind-stitching hats, begin attaching the ears

Friday:
- Finish attaching ears.
- Make embellishments for the hats and glue on
- MAYBE do the surprise present thing I'm thinking about
- Pack up sewing machine and put it away
- Go through my packing list and pull all the non-clothing/shower items together

Saturday:
- Go to store for anything I have forgotten to get (also go to ULTA for some pink hair dye, just in case)
- Empty my purse/backpack and make sure everything I will need (according to my list) is in the right place and accessible
- Clean up any loose ends in my room
- Check weather forecast: Sort and pack clothing and shoes.
- Make sure any bills and whatnot due next week are in the mail to go out
- Begin charging various devices

Sunday:
- Finish packing bags except what I need overnight
- Grocery store for dry goods, also packed lunch for Monday
- Air in tires and so on
- Change/wash sheets
- Before bed, pack car as necessary

Monday:
- After showering, put final things into the car
- Double check that all trash and so on are cleaned out of the car and bedroom
- Double check packing list
- Head out by 9am - arrive at OKW around noon (check-in early, play until it's time for the room to be ready, then unpack clothes and head to dinner)

As you can see, Saturday and Sunday are actually kind of empty, if you really consider everything. I wanted to make sure that if it takes me a lot longer than expected to finish the hats, I won't be going crazy. I really don't think it'll take me longer than Wednesday night to do the machine sewing and then Thursday and Friday to do the hand sewing. I did 6 ears on Sunday in the space of 4 hours, and it goes faster with practice.

I'm just afraid that I'm forgetting something major. I have tons of lists written up, with where I plan to be each day (and I'll post that this weekend, maybe), and also every single thing I will probably need to take with me, and different options for clothing depending on the weather, and how much I'd need.
keri: (time!)
So I'm going to Disney World next Monday and will be there until Sunday. That's a whole week of vacation! It's my Christmas present from my parents (well, the hotel room), because they're awesome and because I deserve it after the shit I've been through the last few years (well, the depression and finally after 27 years NOT being depressed). (I still vividly remember some of the posts I made while at UNF when I was in super black moods and I'm sad that I didn't have the right medication back then.)

I'm really excited because not only will I get to hang out with my baby brother Steven, and not only will my coworker/friend be coming down for a couple nights, but I'm going to get to play with [livejournal.com profile] nyreak and ALSO [livejournal.com profile] chubbybunnie! It's gonna be so great.

BUT. I kind of have to get ready. So here is my to-do list, to help me stay on track.

Wednesday:
- After work, pick up CDs from library to get some new music for the music player/drive down (then when I get home, set those to ripping while I do the following)
- Sew fabric together for the hats. If there is still time before bed, iron and pin them together
- Put books away that are finished being read or are just sitting around doing nothing.

Thursday:
- Thanksgiving! In the morning: go through the stack of mail on my dresser and shred anything old/irrelevant; set aside anything that needs taking care of while I'm gone
- Also get a garbage bag started to toss stuff that needs tossing
- At Daddy's: IF it's not rude, blind-stitch the hats together
- At home at night (probably late): finish blind-stitching hats, begin attaching the ears

Friday:
- Finish attaching ears.
- Make embellishments for the hats and glue on
- MAYBE do the surprise present thing I'm thinking about
- Pack up sewing machine and put it away
- Go through my packing list and pull all the non-clothing/shower items together

Saturday:
- Go to store for anything I have forgotten to get (also go to ULTA for some pink hair dye, just in case)
- Empty my purse/backpack and make sure everything I will need (according to my list) is in the right place and accessible
- Clean up any loose ends in my room
- Check weather forecast: Sort and pack clothing and shoes.
- Make sure any bills and whatnot due next week are in the mail to go out
- Begin charging various devices

Sunday:
- Finish packing bags except what I need overnight
- Grocery store for dry goods, also packed lunch for Monday
- Air in tires and so on
- Change/wash sheets
- Before bed, pack car as necessary

Monday:
- After showering, put final things into the car
- Double check that all trash and so on are cleaned out of the car and bedroom
- Double check packing list
- Head out by 9am - arrive at OKW around noon (check-in early, play until it's time for the room to be ready, then unpack clothes and head to dinner)

As you can see, Saturday and Sunday are actually kind of empty, if you really consider everything. I wanted to make sure that if it takes me a lot longer than expected to finish the hats, I won't be going crazy. I really don't think it'll take me longer than Wednesday night to do the machine sewing and then Thursday and Friday to do the hand sewing. I did 6 ears on Sunday in the space of 4 hours, and it goes faster with practice.

I'm just afraid that I'm forgetting something major. I have tons of lists written up, with where I plan to be each day (and I'll post that this weekend, maybe), and also every single thing I will probably need to take with me, and different options for clothing depending on the weather, and how much I'd need.
keri: (Default)
New hair cut/color!

New hair cut/color!


\m/ fuck yeah, pink hair! \m/

I'm so excited about it. :D Ever since Carlisle told me how she'd do it in September and I got the okay from work, I've been looking forward to this! My mom's like "uhm, I'll have to see it in person to decide if I like it" but my little sis and her bf are all "it looks awesome! totally suits you!" and I'm like IKR? because it feels so natural and "right" to me. My baby bro also says it looks good, so the people who matter have chimed in! Plus, you know, internet folks are all "coooooool".

But everyone knows people on the Internet aren't real.

Anyway, what we did was the usual inverted bob, though she didn't shave the back like I wanted, so it's a bit longer than I like :( but the front's what counts right now. The sections that are in front of my ears when it's all combed out, plus my bangs, have been lightened for the bottom 2/3 sections, just a bit, and dyed a rich magenta/berry pink. She brought the paste out in the bowl and was like "this, right?" and I was like YES. THAT IS IT. The rest of my hair was tinted with a dark berry-burgundy color to blend the pink, which is what I'd been wanting with the actual pink, only that fades so fast that the girls said "do this instead, and it'll look fab". And it does! The tint has a richer/brighter red shine when indoors with lightbulbs, but when I was outside in the daylight (and in my car), it's more dark brown, which I totally love. Of course, once I wash it a few times, it'll fade, but hopefully it'll stay colorful until my vacation is done!

But I might just get it colored again when it fades, because I love it so much. And it was only about $50 - that includes 2 different dyes AND lightening/highlights AND the haircut. I think that's a decent price for 4 hours of work. :)
keri: (Default)
New hair cut/color!

New hair cut/color!


\m/ fuck yeah, pink hair! \m/

I'm so excited about it. :D Ever since Carlisle told me how she'd do it in September and I got the okay from work, I've been looking forward to this! My mom's like "uhm, I'll have to see it in person to decide if I like it" but my little sis and her bf are all "it looks awesome! totally suits you!" and I'm like IKR? because it feels so natural and "right" to me. My baby bro also says it looks good, so the people who matter have chimed in! Plus, you know, internet folks are all "coooooool".

But everyone knows people on the Internet aren't real.

Anyway, what we did was the usual inverted bob, though she didn't shave the back like I wanted, so it's a bit longer than I like :( but the front's what counts right now. The sections that are in front of my ears when it's all combed out, plus my bangs, have been lightened for the bottom 2/3 sections, just a bit, and dyed a rich magenta/berry pink. She brought the paste out in the bowl and was like "this, right?" and I was like YES. THAT IS IT. The rest of my hair was tinted with a dark berry-burgundy color to blend the pink, which is what I'd been wanting with the actual pink, only that fades so fast that the girls said "do this instead, and it'll look fab". And it does! The tint has a richer/brighter red shine when indoors with lightbulbs, but when I was outside in the daylight (and in my car), it's more dark brown, which I totally love. Of course, once I wash it a few times, it'll fade, but hopefully it'll stay colorful until my vacation is done!

But I might just get it colored again when it fades, because I love it so much. And it was only about $50 - that includes 2 different dyes AND lightening/highlights AND the haircut. I think that's a decent price for 4 hours of work. :)
keri: (kit loves to read!)
So here's the deal. If I can get all this done by 3pm, I'm allowed to treat myself to fries and a snack wrap OR chicken sandwich from McD's when I go to the post office.

  30 minutes for #teamexercisebike
  shower
  change my sheets
  clean the shit off my floor
  put away the clean clothes from last week
  find a place to put the new shoes momma handed down to me (omg they're awesome)
  do the ironing building up for several weeks
  address & take to post office the mail from 2 weeks ago
  call about appt to get hair dyed a berry color before vacation (ugh, voicemail AGAIN)
The following can be done later, but needs to be done this weekend:
    clean the shit off my bookshelves
    make a list of shit I need to buy for vacation
    put away the art supplies that have been in my car since i was dog-sitting

I think that's it? GOOD LUCK ME. I've got 45 minutes to finish the ironing and make a phone call and take care of my mail and new shoes.

OMG NEW HODGMAN BOOK COMING OUT NEXT WEEK!!!!

Also, I'm so freaking in love with Adios, Happy Homeland! by Ana Menéndez. It's a fantastic work and I'm sad that it doesn't seem to be better known.
keri: (kit loves to read!)
So here's the deal. If I can get all this done by 3pm, I'm allowed to treat myself to fries and a snack wrap OR chicken sandwich from McD's when I go to the post office.

  30 minutes for #teamexercisebike
  shower
  change my sheets
  clean the shit off my floor
  put away the clean clothes from last week
  find a place to put the new shoes momma handed down to me (omg they're awesome)
  do the ironing building up for several weeks
  address & take to post office the mail from 2 weeks ago
  call about appt to get hair dyed a berry color before vacation (ugh, voicemail AGAIN)
The following can be done later, but needs to be done this weekend:
    clean the shit off my bookshelves
    make a list of shit I need to buy for vacation
    put away the art supplies that have been in my car since i was dog-sitting

I think that's it? GOOD LUCK ME. I've got 45 minutes to finish the ironing and make a phone call and take care of my mail and new shoes.

OMG NEW HODGMAN BOOK COMING OUT NEXT WEEK!!!!

Also, I'm so freaking in love with Adios, Happy Homeland! by Ana Menéndez. It's a fantastic work and I'm sad that it doesn't seem to be better known.
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