vanillafluffy: (PoI -- Reese)
Mb collected me at oh-dark-thirty last Monday morning. We went to the food bank (and were out by 8:45, so you KNOW we got there early!). From there, we went back to her place, where I stayed until Saturday afternoon.

I'm greeter at church in a few hours, so I won't be up very much longer, but I wanted to catch you all up a little.

For instance, when I checked my mailbox, there was a package from [livejournal.com profile] dine, with an excellent vintage tablecloth. Incentive to unfuck the dining table, I hope.... Thanks, hon!

I spent some of BigRed's GC from WalMart...got a new hairbrush and some hair tint. The dark blonde tint is absurdly subtle, but it covers my grey and is less washed-out looking than my natural color, so it was worth the $3.

TV chatter, cut for the spoiler-phobic: )

I still haven't got the new microwave squared away. It's on my to-do list. Haven't talked to J since the great canasta-meatloaf debacle. Need to find the sticker for my tag and stick it on, lest I get in trouble.

Okay, I need to get my ass to bed....

.
vanillafluffy: (PoI -- Reese)
Mb collected me at oh-dark-thirty last Monday morning. We went to the food bank (and were out by 8:45, so you KNOW we got there early!). From there, we went back to her place, where I stayed until Saturday afternoon.

I'm greeter at church in a few hours, so I won't be up very much longer, but I wanted to catch you all up a little.

For instance, when I checked my mailbox, there was a package from [livejournal.com profile] dine, with an excellent vintage tablecloth. Incentive to unfuck the dining table, I hope.... Thanks, hon!

I spent some of BigRed's GC from WalMart...got a new hairbrush and some hair tint. The dark blonde tint is absurdly subtle, but it covers my grey and is less washed-out looking than my natural color, so it was worth the $3.

TV chatter, cut for the spoiler-phobic: )

I still haven't got the new microwave squared away. It's on my to-do list. Haven't talked to J since the great canasta-meatloaf debacle. Need to find the sticker for my tag and stick it on, lest I get in trouble.

Okay, I need to get my ass to bed....

.
vanillafluffy: (Film fest)
Haircut is NOT what I asked for and I'm extremely unhappy about that. IDC if AI says she thinks it's cute and that it shows how much weight I've lost. It reminds me of the style my mom wore for my entire memory of her, and it looked better on her than it does on me. Grrr.

Dark Shadows: Meh. It was over the top camp. It would take itself seriously for a couple minutes, then go veering off into la-la-land. I expected a little tongue-in-cheek, which I would've been fine with, and I'm sure the cast had a great time making it, but I was massively underwhelmed. Tim Burton can do creepy---what happened?!

Which was why, afterward, I wandered into "The Raven". That was moody and dark, more like what I would've wanted DS to be. It reminded me of the RDJ Sherlock Holmes movies, aided by John Cusack. He's all broody and angsty as Poe, searching for his lost love, who's been kidnapped by a maniacal fan. The fan is committing murders out of Poe's stories with little touches of his own, and demanding new stories from Poe in return for the next clue. Not scary-scary, but nicely suspenseful.

Discovered to my extreme joy that I can now wear size 26 pants. Wept for joy in the changing room at Fashion Bug! Tried some 28s, which looked like I was off to ride my little pony, there was so much fabric flapping at the thighs. Woohoo! I remember being highly upset when I was stretching out size 32s and couldn't find 34s anywhere. And these aren't stretch pants, either---they're woven and have a button-and-zip waistband. Go, me!

Very small crowd at church yesterday---seven people!---but we all knew each other, so it was cozy. PJ gave each of the ladies present a red rose---mine is residing in a glass in my bathroom where I'll see it every time I go in there.

Was up til OMG!AM reading Locked In, the new Tom Clancy. Thankfully, he's gotten away from quoting tech manuals on the hardware at length, as in earlier books. Alas, now he's introducing eight thousand characters to keep track of, complete with backstories and subplots and so on. Me complaining about backstories?! You know it must be serious. Still, I enjoy following his recurring charactrs, which was why I was up til OMG---there was a hostage/torture situation with one of the RC's, and I was freaking out. Arrgh! Vry intense! Now I'm on pins and needles for the next one.

Otherwise, same stuff, different week. TTFN.

.
vanillafluffy: (Film fest)
Haircut is NOT what I asked for and I'm extremely unhappy about that. IDC if AI says she thinks it's cute and that it shows how much weight I've lost. It reminds me of the style my mom wore for my entire memory of her, and it looked better on her than it does on me. Grrr.

Dark Shadows: Meh. It was over the top camp. It would take itself seriously for a couple minutes, then go veering off into la-la-land. I expected a little tongue-in-cheek, which I would've been fine with, and I'm sure the cast had a great time making it, but I was massively underwhelmed. Tim Burton can do creepy---what happened?!

Which was why, afterward, I wandered into "The Raven". That was moody and dark, more like what I would've wanted DS to be. It reminded me of the RDJ Sherlock Holmes movies, aided by John Cusack. He's all broody and angsty as Poe, searching for his lost love, who's been kidnapped by a maniacal fan. The fan is committing murders out of Poe's stories with little touches of his own, and demanding new stories from Poe in return for the next clue. Not scary-scary, but nicely suspenseful.

Discovered to my extreme joy that I can now wear size 26 pants. Wept for joy in the changing room at Fashion Bug! Tried some 28s, which looked like I was off to ride my little pony, there was so much fabric flapping at the thighs. Woohoo! I remember being highly upset when I was stretching out size 32s and couldn't find 34s anywhere. And these aren't stretch pants, either---they're woven and have a button-and-zip waistband. Go, me!

Very small crowd at church yesterday---seven people!---but we all knew each other, so it was cozy. PJ gave each of the ladies present a red rose---mine is residing in a glass in my bathroom where I'll see it every time I go in there.

Was up til OMG!AM reading Locked In, the new Tom Clancy. Thankfully, he's gotten away from quoting tech manuals on the hardware at length, as in earlier books. Alas, now he's introducing eight thousand characters to keep track of, complete with backstories and subplots and so on. Me complaining about backstories?! You know it must be serious. Still, I enjoy following his recurring charactrs, which was why I was up til OMG---there was a hostage/torture situation with one of the RC's, and I was freaking out. Arrgh! Vry intense! Now I'm on pins and needles for the next one.

Otherwise, same stuff, different week. TTFN.

.
vanillafluffy: (Starlight lady)
It's that time of year: I'm ready for my semi-annual pruning of the locks. I have an appointment booked for Saturday, noon, and I'm looking forward to getting the excess hair out of my eyes and off the back of my neck.

I have a clipping---I've had it for a long time---and I'm going to take the plunge. It's SHORT. And I don't necessarily define SHORT the same way some people do; theere are lots of gals who would consider my current cut to be SHORT. My definition of "too long" is, when I get out of the shower and shake my head, if it hits me in the face, it's too long.

The cut I'm contemplating is really short in back and on the sides, longer on top and it shows how to do little pincurls for a softening effect. I'm liable to look like a drill sargeant with a perm, but y'know? I don't care as long as it's out of my face/off my neck/comfortable. It's hair, it'll grow.

.
vanillafluffy: (Starlight lady)
It's that time of year: I'm ready for my semi-annual pruning of the locks. I have an appointment booked for Saturday, noon, and I'm looking forward to getting the excess hair out of my eyes and off the back of my neck.

I have a clipping---I've had it for a long time---and I'm going to take the plunge. It's SHORT. And I don't necessarily define SHORT the same way some people do; theere are lots of gals who would consider my current cut to be SHORT. My definition of "too long" is, when I get out of the shower and shake my head, if it hits me in the face, it's too long.

The cut I'm contemplating is really short in back and on the sides, longer on top and it shows how to do little pincurls for a softening effect. I'm liable to look like a drill sargeant with a perm, but y'know? I don't care as long as it's out of my face/off my neck/comfortable. It's hair, it'll grow.

.
vanillafluffy: (Got chocolate?)
I have done ALL THE SHOPPING. Although I forgot to bring the box of chocolates earmarked for my hair stylist with me when coming out and will need to obtain more. Other than that, though, I don't need to go into any crazy-filled stores before Monday.

I'm at the library. They called me saying one of my requests was available, so I dashed out (thus forgetting the chocolates) and now have Son of Neptune to read while I am NOT shopping. Am feeling well-rewarded by The Universe, because I came very close to buying it outright three times this week. (Price club I have shiny new membership to is cheapest by about three dollars.)

Speaking of rewards from The Universe, I helped J out last night---she needed to return something at Target---I ran in to save her having to fuss with unloading the chair. It took maybe three minutes, which is less tyime than it takes to unstrap the chair work the lift. Then we collaborated on a trip to the dollar store so she could get wrapping paper---and I found The Libertine, a Johnny Depp movie I've never gotten the chance to see, on DVD for a buck.

At 2:30, I have a haircut scheduled. Tried to get in last week, but it just didn't work out. Saturday I had the lunch/movie date with Big Red, Sunday I had church, and this was the next thing she had. But hey, at least I can afford it, and won't have to keep swiping my hair back and grumbling.

I may or may not get another post up before Monday, so here's wishing you a festive Whatever You're Celebrating, or a pleasant weekend if you're not celebrating anything. I have assorted gatherings and festivities planned over the next few days, and several packages to open Sunday morning. If the elves would just come in and clean my kitchen, it would all be perfect.

Cool Yule, y'all.

.
vanillafluffy: (Got chocolate?)
I have done ALL THE SHOPPING. Although I forgot to bring the box of chocolates earmarked for my hair stylist with me when coming out and will need to obtain more. Other than that, though, I don't need to go into any crazy-filled stores before Monday.

I'm at the library. They called me saying one of my requests was available, so I dashed out (thus forgetting the chocolates) and now have Son of Neptune to read while I am NOT shopping. Am feeling well-rewarded by The Universe, because I came very close to buying it outright three times this week. (Price club I have shiny new membership to is cheapest by about three dollars.)

Speaking of rewards from The Universe, I helped J out last night---she needed to return something at Target---I ran in to save her having to fuss with unloading the chair. It took maybe three minutes, which is less tyime than it takes to unstrap the chair work the lift. Then we collaborated on a trip to the dollar store so she could get wrapping paper---and I found The Libertine, a Johnny Depp movie I've never gotten the chance to see, on DVD for a buck.

At 2:30, I have a haircut scheduled. Tried to get in last week, but it just didn't work out. Saturday I had the lunch/movie date with Big Red, Sunday I had church, and this was the next thing she had. But hey, at least I can afford it, and won't have to keep swiping my hair back and grumbling.

I may or may not get another post up before Monday, so here's wishing you a festive Whatever You're Celebrating, or a pleasant weekend if you're not celebrating anything. I have assorted gatherings and festivities planned over the next few days, and several packages to open Sunday morning. If the elves would just come in and clean my kitchen, it would all be perfect.

Cool Yule, y'all.

.
vanillafluffy: (Playing cards)
The cable and 'net went out at 3 AM this morning. So for the foreseeable future, I'll be relying on the internet of others. At the moment, I'm at J's---I dropped by after I got out of my stylist's, which is a couple blocks away. I had to do something about my hair, because I've been completely miserable.

I'm thankful to report that I won't have to worry about/fuss over/cuss at my hair for a couple months, at least. This is the shortest it's been since I was with HWSNBN---it's off my neck, out of my face, and J and I are practically twins.




I'll check in as often as I can. TTFN.
vanillafluffy: (Playing cards)
The cable and 'net went out at 3 AM this morning. So for the foreseeable future, I'll be relying on the internet of others. At the moment, I'm at J's---I dropped by after I got out of my stylist's, which is a couple blocks away. I had to do something about my hair, because I've been completely miserable.

I'm thankful to report that I won't have to worry about/fuss over/cuss at my hair for a couple months, at least. This is the shortest it's been since I was with HWSNBN---it's off my neck, out of my face, and J and I are practically twins.




I'll check in as often as I can. TTFN.
vanillafluffy: (Roadtrip)
This afternoon, I was at WalMart doing some banking, when I happened to wander through the Clearance section. Oh, summer clearance specials in Florida are A Very Good Thing. I found shorts at $5 a pair...my favorite pair of denim shorts gave up the ghost last month, and I've been feeling deprived. These are JMS brand, knit, and I gleefully popped for 5 pairs: Light grey, dark grey, black, navy and purple. Shazam! I'm set for shorts! (Because here, shorts are darn near a year-round thing.)

I also stitched up a few frayed spots on the summer-weight pink gauze slip dress I got at Goodwill last month---it gives me something easy to schlepp down to the mailbox in or run to the store or whatever. It took me all of ten minutes while I was watching "The Dog Whisperer". Every time I see some 'zine article trumpeting a "No sewing!" how-to, I grumble a little. They're contributing to the fall of western civilization, I swear!

Tomorrow S & T are off for their timeshare in Key West, which means I get to occupy "my" timeshare---Schnauzerland. The fact that there is air, a hot tub and a bg ol' flatscreen TV makes it as good as a timeshare in my book. It's a scant block from the beach, and a change is as good as a rest, as they say.

With that in mind, I'm treating it as a week of luxury. (As much as one can when providing one's own meals and contending with a plethora of yappy little dogs. God, I miss Macs!) This evening, I'm going to do laundry and pack so I can take off in the morning and all will be at the ready.

Tomorrow, I've got a haircut scheduled at noon. Time for a fresh cut! I'm taking the gift card I got from CF and heading over to Barnes and Noble after the cut, where I'm going to acquire a few things to amuse myself with while soaking in the hot tub or lounging on the beach. TV fodder is ample---aside from my Trauma DVDs, I'm taking my calendar---marked, so I can catch all the new shows and season premieres next week. And setting the DVR, just in case!

Yes, I *am* going to have a good time!

.
vanillafluffy: (Roadtrip)
This afternoon, I was at WalMart doing some banking, when I happened to wander through the Clearance section. Oh, summer clearance specials in Florida are A Very Good Thing. I found shorts at $5 a pair...my favorite pair of denim shorts gave up the ghost last month, and I've been feeling deprived. These are JMS brand, knit, and I gleefully popped for 5 pairs: Light grey, dark grey, black, navy and purple. Shazam! I'm set for shorts! (Because here, shorts are darn near a year-round thing.)

I also stitched up a few frayed spots on the summer-weight pink gauze slip dress I got at Goodwill last month---it gives me something easy to schlepp down to the mailbox in or run to the store or whatever. It took me all of ten minutes while I was watching "The Dog Whisperer". Every time I see some 'zine article trumpeting a "No sewing!" how-to, I grumble a little. They're contributing to the fall of western civilization, I swear!

Tomorrow S & T are off for their timeshare in Key West, which means I get to occupy "my" timeshare---Schnauzerland. The fact that there is air, a hot tub and a bg ol' flatscreen TV makes it as good as a timeshare in my book. It's a scant block from the beach, and a change is as good as a rest, as they say.

With that in mind, I'm treating it as a week of luxury. (As much as one can when providing one's own meals and contending with a plethora of yappy little dogs. God, I miss Macs!) This evening, I'm going to do laundry and pack so I can take off in the morning and all will be at the ready.

Tomorrow, I've got a haircut scheduled at noon. Time for a fresh cut! I'm taking the gift card I got from CF and heading over to Barnes and Noble after the cut, where I'm going to acquire a few things to amuse myself with while soaking in the hot tub or lounging on the beach. TV fodder is ample---aside from my Trauma DVDs, I'm taking my calendar---marked, so I can catch all the new shows and season premieres next week. And setting the DVR, just in case!

Yes, I *am* going to have a good time!

.
vanillafluffy: (Porsche cabriolet)
After a matinee of "The Losers", I detoured over to my stylist and got my hair whacked back to manageable. It's short, cute, manageable and fluffy. It is made of win. See?



It's so great to have a digital camera so I can post stuff like this! Although really, I need some foundation powder; I'm unbecomingly shiny.

"The Losers" also rocks very hard, but we'll discuss that later. Right now, I need to eat, shower, go to WalMart and be at the church by 6:30.
vanillafluffy: (Porsche cabriolet)
After a matinee of "The Losers", I detoured over to my stylist and got my hair whacked back to manageable. It's short, cute, manageable and fluffy. It is made of win. See?



It's so great to have a digital camera so I can post stuff like this! Although really, I need some foundation powder; I'm unbecomingly shiny.

"The Losers" also rocks very hard, but we'll discuss that later. Right now, I need to eat, shower, go to WalMart and be at the church by 6:30.
vanillafluffy: (Girlpower)
I'm sitting here with color in my hair*. I've spent the day vacillating about what to wear to the Full Moon Ball. Mostly because I didn't FEEL like coloring my hair, but...my other options sucked. I can't find my one-size-fits-all emergency costume: horns and a pointed red tail---worn under a certain frock, I become the devil with a blue dress on. Entertained the idea of wearing a Hawaiian shirt with all-black everything else and going as a tropical depression, but that seemed too blah.

I don't know why I'm feeling so apathetic---usually I love dress up---but I asked myself what I really wanted to wear, and my self told me in no uncertain terms, my "disco ball" dress that I wore to Doc's wedding. And that I'd look ridiculous in it unless I touched up my roots. It's actually an upscale version of my original idea, namely Marilyn Monroe if she was fat and happy. (I have a black sequin and some glue to add the famous beauty mark.) Originally, I was going to wear my black and white polka-dot halter dress---either way, it would be with the corset underneath---but I've put SO much work into the disco dress AND it fits better.

Hey, at least it's a low-budget idea. All I had to buy was a cheap tube of mascara for my all-but-invisible lashes---everything else I had. Including the sequins, which I'm thriftily recycling from the leftover trim for the dress. Yes, I AM a Frugalista Fatshionista.

Note to self, take extra sequins with me, just in case.

=================================

* I'm even bleaching my brows, although the color the dye has turned makes me look like Eugene Levy. Or Groucho Marx. Not such a great look....

/bleach
vanillafluffy: (Girlpower)
I'm sitting here with color in my hair*. I've spent the day vacillating about what to wear to the Full Moon Ball. Mostly because I didn't FEEL like coloring my hair, but...my other options sucked. I can't find my one-size-fits-all emergency costume: horns and a pointed red tail---worn under a certain frock, I become the devil with a blue dress on. Entertained the idea of wearing a Hawaiian shirt with all-black everything else and going as a tropical depression, but that seemed too blah.

I don't know why I'm feeling so apathetic---usually I love dress up---but I asked myself what I really wanted to wear, and my self told me in no uncertain terms, my "disco ball" dress that I wore to Doc's wedding. And that I'd look ridiculous in it unless I touched up my roots. It's actually an upscale version of my original idea, namely Marilyn Monroe if she was fat and happy. (I have a black sequin and some glue to add the famous beauty mark.) Originally, I was going to wear my black and white polka-dot halter dress---either way, it would be with the corset underneath---but I've put SO much work into the disco dress AND it fits better.

Hey, at least it's a low-budget idea. All I had to buy was a cheap tube of mascara for my all-but-invisible lashes---everything else I had. Including the sequins, which I'm thriftily recycling from the leftover trim for the dress. Yes, I AM a Frugalista Fatshionista.

Note to self, take extra sequins with me, just in case.

=================================

* I'm even bleaching my brows, although the color the dye has turned makes me look like Eugene Levy. Or Groucho Marx. Not such a great look....

/bleach
vanillafluffy: (Zzzzz's)
I've watched the first four eps of Band of Brothers, excellent but made me weepy. (May be hormones, god forbid.)

Have passed the 5K word mark on my WIP. Do I have any other potential readers on my f'list other than [livejournal.com profile] socialhermit?! Just wondering....

And I've finally gotten my act together and got my hair all the same color. Quite a Malfoy gold!

Going in early to work today, so don't be surprised if I don't reply promptly to emails.

Tired now...off to bed!
vanillafluffy: (Zzzzz's)
I've watched the first four eps of Band of Brothers, excellent but made me weepy. (May be hormones, god forbid.)

Have passed the 5K word mark on my WIP. Do I have any other potential readers on my f'list other than [livejournal.com profile] socialhermit?! Just wondering....

And I've finally gotten my act together and got my hair all the same color. Quite a Malfoy gold!

Going in early to work today, so don't be surprised if I don't reply promptly to emails.

Tired now...off to bed!
vanillafluffy: (Sam smile)
Avoided the muscle relaxers last night and slept and slept...went to bed quite early---I was asleep by 1:30---and slept til nearly 11. I feel much better!

Work Friday was nothing outstanding: not a lot of orders, quite a few attempts that had credit card failure, some medium-dumb callers, and it all got very slow after 8PM. I started to noodle around on msn.com (figuring if called on it I can point out that it comes up automatically when the computers boot up, so it MUST be 'legal') and found out that a) insert spoiler here ) on SPN next season, and that b) the season premiere is SEPTEMBER 10th!!! Which is the day after my birthday, which I had already reserved as OFF. (Friends, I'm good---just ask me!)

Feeling celebratory, I stopped at Steak'n'Shake on the way back to the C's. Had the fish plate with cheese fries and got refills on chocolate Cokes from a very sweet young waitress who actually blended the chocolate with the Coke instead of glooping it at the bottom of the glass and adding the Coke and serving it that way. I gave her a $5 tip---which was something like 60%---because she was very attentive, and gave me free cheese for the fries. Sat there with a book and noshed happily. Looked at my reflection in the windows, and with my fluffy new 'do, if I'd been wearing a cloche hat, I'd've looked like a woman in an Edward Hopper painting. (I'm thinking of a specific painting, but of course, it's on my hard drive at home, not here. It's a woman sitting in an cafe at night. No one else around. <3 Hopper!)

(Edited for Hopper pic)

S&T supposedly leave for Key West today---I plan to call over there when I get to work to see if that's actually happened, because I KNOW S's track record for timeliness---NOT! Thus begins several days of backing-and-forthing---the C's get back on Thursday, S&T on the 4th. Meanwhile, I'm off Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, so I'll have time to pay attention to both sets of critters.
vanillafluffy: (Sam smile)
Avoided the muscle relaxers last night and slept and slept...went to bed quite early---I was asleep by 1:30---and slept til nearly 11. I feel much better!

Work Friday was nothing outstanding: not a lot of orders, quite a few attempts that had credit card failure, some medium-dumb callers, and it all got very slow after 8PM. I started to noodle around on msn.com (figuring if called on it I can point out that it comes up automatically when the computers boot up, so it MUST be 'legal') and found out that a) insert spoiler here ) on SPN next season, and that b) the season premiere is SEPTEMBER 10th!!! Which is the day after my birthday, which I had already reserved as OFF. (Friends, I'm good---just ask me!)

Feeling celebratory, I stopped at Steak'n'Shake on the way back to the C's. Had the fish plate with cheese fries and got refills on chocolate Cokes from a very sweet young waitress who actually blended the chocolate with the Coke instead of glooping it at the bottom of the glass and adding the Coke and serving it that way. I gave her a $5 tip---which was something like 60%---because she was very attentive, and gave me free cheese for the fries. Sat there with a book and noshed happily. Looked at my reflection in the windows, and with my fluffy new 'do, if I'd been wearing a cloche hat, I'd've looked like a woman in an Edward Hopper painting. (I'm thinking of a specific painting, but of course, it's on my hard drive at home, not here. It's a woman sitting in an cafe at night. No one else around. <3 Hopper!)

(Edited for Hopper pic)

S&T supposedly leave for Key West today---I plan to call over there when I get to work to see if that's actually happened, because I KNOW S's track record for timeliness---NOT! Thus begins several days of backing-and-forthing---the C's get back on Thursday, S&T on the 4th. Meanwhile, I'm off Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, so I'll have time to pay attention to both sets of critters.

Thursday

Jun. 26th, 2009 12:00 pm
vanillafluffy: (Porsche cabriolet)
Yesterday was an odd sort of day. I'd slept pretty well the night before, and because it's on a nearly direct course between the C's and the causeway, I went and got a haircut on the way to work. Shed about half of it; the resultant coiffure is off my neck, and the best way I can think of to describe it is Pam Hollister hair. It's short, fluffy, does its own thing and everyone at work says it's cute.

Saw an amazing Pontiac from the 1930's---beautifully restored!---but didn't linger to check out the minute details, as it was raining. Hope some of it hit my begonias!

My desk has been moved AGAIN. Getting OLD, people...!

The news about Farrah, then MJ started spreading, but I can't talk about that yet.

I've been avoiding US1 construction after dark, but the route I've been using isn't compatible with my current destination---consequently, my blood pressure probably jumped about 30 points due to the VERY fucked-up state of the intersection of Barton and US1. I don't care for tons of yellow flashing lights and cones and redirected traffic, ESPECIALLY after dark, and this was a regular pinball machine.

Slept badly last night; couldn't seem to get comfortable and kept tossing and turning...finally passed out around 5AM. It wouldn't surprise me it if was a reaction to the muscle relaxers---I have the same problem with OTC meds for PM.

Right now, I just feel like crap and would just as soon not go anywhere. Bleh.

Thursday

Jun. 26th, 2009 12:00 pm
vanillafluffy: (Porsche cabriolet)
Yesterday was an odd sort of day. I'd slept pretty well the night before, and because it's on a nearly direct course between the C's and the causeway, I went and got a haircut on the way to work. Shed about half of it; the resultant coiffure is off my neck, and the best way I can think of to describe it is Pam Hollister hair. It's short, fluffy, does its own thing and everyone at work says it's cute.

Saw an amazing Pontiac from the 1930's---beautifully restored!---but didn't linger to check out the minute details, as it was raining. Hope some of it hit my begonias!

My desk has been moved AGAIN. Getting OLD, people...!

The news about Farrah, then MJ started spreading, but I can't talk about that yet.

I've been avoiding US1 construction after dark, but the route I've been using isn't compatible with my current destination---consequently, my blood pressure probably jumped about 30 points due to the VERY fucked-up state of the intersection of Barton and US1. I don't care for tons of yellow flashing lights and cones and redirected traffic, ESPECIALLY after dark, and this was a regular pinball machine.

Slept badly last night; couldn't seem to get comfortable and kept tossing and turning...finally passed out around 5AM. It wouldn't surprise me it if was a reaction to the muscle relaxers---I have the same problem with OTC meds for PM.

Right now, I just feel like crap and would just as soon not go anywhere. Bleh.
vanillafluffy: (Ruby slippers)
As I mentioned the other day, I got a haircut---NOT real happy with it. The length is wrong---I wanted shorter---and the curl is doing strange things. Meh, it's hair, it'll grow out....

After the haircut, though, I went over to TJMaxx where I scored an absolutely fabulous purse. (Kat is going to laugh when I tell her, she already thinks I have more bags than Imelda Marcos had shoes.) The bags are the first thing inside the door, and I wandered through that section for at least a half-hour, smirking every time I recognized a partner's products.

I was originally considering an aqua-teal clutch, slightly bigger than my Tasteful Lady wristlet, with an interesting pattern of raised pyramids...but then I saw It and was smitten. It's by Chinese Laundry, not a company I'm familiar with, but wow! My interest is piqued! Okay, for starters, it's RED. Red patent. kind of an oriental red, now that you mention it...cinnabar? Something like that.

It's a strapless clutch about 9"x12", with a foldover flap with a magnetic closure. Its shininess is enhanced by the hardware. There are two flat belts crossing the flap, tricked out with chrome: chrome grommets for the belt holes, buckles and tips, giving it a very graphic quality. This is definitely a bag that gets noticed!

Mind you, it's not practical as an everyday bag---I tried taking it to work yesterday, and I'll be back to lugging my humongous LeSnobbi tote today, but I got four compliments on it! Pretty good for $9.99!

Said fierce bag goes nicely with my cherry blossom dress---I've had this dress for about five years, and it always makes me feel exotic; it's a red shirt-dress with a pattern of ivory blossoms on it, and I've never felt that my accessories did it justice---until now.

I also was seduced by a sweet little pleated top. I tried on two in a similar palette...the first one didn't quite fit. I liked the pattern, but when you look at your reflection and tug the hem and try to adjust it and it puckers somewhere else, you know it's not right for you. Then I pulled on the second one, and wow, night and day!

This top has short, flutter sleeves, a low, square neckline, and box pleats falling from about two inches below the neckline. Everything drapes beautifully---yes, I have a bust, but the rest of my sins are given grace by the way the fabric falls. The print is bold and splashy---abstract black and green flowers on a white background---and I'm wondering if I can find some green capris to wear it with. I mean, I *could* do black shorts, or a skirt---both of which I already have, but green would be fun, if I could find it....
vanillafluffy: (Ruby slippers)
As I mentioned the other day, I got a haircut---NOT real happy with it. The length is wrong---I wanted shorter---and the curl is doing strange things. Meh, it's hair, it'll grow out....

After the haircut, though, I went over to TJMaxx where I scored an absolutely fabulous purse. (Kat is going to laugh when I tell her, she already thinks I have more bags than Imelda Marcos had shoes.) The bags are the first thing inside the door, and I wandered through that section for at least a half-hour, smirking every time I recognized a partner's products.

I was originally considering an aqua-teal clutch, slightly bigger than my Tasteful Lady wristlet, with an interesting pattern of raised pyramids...but then I saw It and was smitten. It's by Chinese Laundry, not a company I'm familiar with, but wow! My interest is piqued! Okay, for starters, it's RED. Red patent. kind of an oriental red, now that you mention it...cinnabar? Something like that.

It's a strapless clutch about 9"x12", with a foldover flap with a magnetic closure. Its shininess is enhanced by the hardware. There are two flat belts crossing the flap, tricked out with chrome: chrome grommets for the belt holes, buckles and tips, giving it a very graphic quality. This is definitely a bag that gets noticed!

Mind you, it's not practical as an everyday bag---I tried taking it to work yesterday, and I'll be back to lugging my humongous LeSnobbi tote today, but I got four compliments on it! Pretty good for $9.99!

Said fierce bag goes nicely with my cherry blossom dress---I've had this dress for about five years, and it always makes me feel exotic; it's a red shirt-dress with a pattern of ivory blossoms on it, and I've never felt that my accessories did it justice---until now.

I also was seduced by a sweet little pleated top. I tried on two in a similar palette...the first one didn't quite fit. I liked the pattern, but when you look at your reflection and tug the hem and try to adjust it and it puckers somewhere else, you know it's not right for you. Then I pulled on the second one, and wow, night and day!

This top has short, flutter sleeves, a low, square neckline, and box pleats falling from about two inches below the neckline. Everything drapes beautifully---yes, I have a bust, but the rest of my sins are given grace by the way the fabric falls. The print is bold and splashy---abstract black and green flowers on a white background---and I'm wondering if I can find some green capris to wear it with. I mean, I *could* do black shorts, or a skirt---both of which I already have, but green would be fun, if I could find it....
vanillafluffy: (Roadtrip)
I've been quiet for the last few days because there's been a lot going on behind the scenes and I didn't want to jinx it, but now I can jubilantly announce that my property taxes are paid! ALL of them, back taxes and current. I owe the C's payments over the next few years, and I've solemnly sworn to start channeling money into savings for next year's taxes, but I'm no longer contemplating the possibility of living in my car.

To celebrate, I'm going out to get a haircut in a little while---first one since the grand shearing last July!---and I'm so relieved I'm giddy. (I've spent the last few weeks lying awake at night fretting about the money, not to mention perpetual low-grade indigestion.) Now, if I can just get the roof fixed and find a decent affordable car, I'll be completely delirious!

I also have a fic being betaed---I know!---I've been trying to get away from fanfic, but somebody has to counter all the emo!Rorshach wank going on over in The Watchmen fandom. It felt good to have an idea that I was actually moved to write, as opposed to over-thinking and doing nothing.

TTFN!
vanillafluffy: (Default)
The high point of my day was shopping with [livejournal.com profile] missybrat. We checked out Aldi's (new grocery chain in town), although I only spent a few dollars---I got some water, a box of crackers, a can of beans, a couple burritos, limes and a bag of gummi colas for under $5. I'll probably go back for more extensive shopping when I have more cash, since they were offering some pretty choice deals on spiral-cut hams (although, come to think of it, maybe I should clean my kitchen enough that I could actually COOK in it first).

After checking out, we wandered across the street to the M.I. Goodwill, where I exercised won't-power and did not get any new clothes. Neither did Mb, who has lost about 25 pounds, go her! I'm really happy for her. She seems much healthier than she used to be; back in the day, when we worked in Medical Billing Hell together, she was sick constantly, but these days, she's downright perky.

Mb says my hair color looks natural and I'm being silly. (I'm just used to a more golden blonde, but---whatever.) She's growing hers out, which makes me happy, because she has the prettiest curls and for a while there, her har was so short, you couldn't tell. I need a trim---I swear, mine has grown two inches since The Cut in July---but that's not in the budget any time soon.

The early Christmas present was a success---I found her a Thomas Kinkade wall hanging with a picture of a lighthouse and a Bible verse---I got hugs for that, which made me happy.

And tomorrow, Kat and I are hitting the Chinese buffet for lunch, which I'm looking forward to. I haven't had Chinese in a while, and China Garden does a yummy chicken and onions, not to mention the pork and 'shrooms or sauteed green beans.

Note to self: Pick up bathroom tissue while you're out.
vanillafluffy: (Default)
The high point of my day was shopping with [livejournal.com profile] missybrat. We checked out Aldi's (new grocery chain in town), although I only spent a few dollars---I got some water, a box of crackers, a can of beans, a couple burritos, limes and a bag of gummi colas for under $5. I'll probably go back for more extensive shopping when I have more cash, since they were offering some pretty choice deals on spiral-cut hams (although, come to think of it, maybe I should clean my kitchen enough that I could actually COOK in it first).

After checking out, we wandered across the street to the M.I. Goodwill, where I exercised won't-power and did not get any new clothes. Neither did Mb, who has lost about 25 pounds, go her! I'm really happy for her. She seems much healthier than she used to be; back in the day, when we worked in Medical Billing Hell together, she was sick constantly, but these days, she's downright perky.

Mb says my hair color looks natural and I'm being silly. (I'm just used to a more golden blonde, but---whatever.) She's growing hers out, which makes me happy, because she has the prettiest curls and for a while there, her har was so short, you couldn't tell. I need a trim---I swear, mine has grown two inches since The Cut in July---but that's not in the budget any time soon.

The early Christmas present was a success---I found her a Thomas Kinkade wall hanging with a picture of a lighthouse and a Bible verse---I got hugs for that, which made me happy.

And tomorrow, Kat and I are hitting the Chinese buffet for lunch, which I'm looking forward to. I haven't had Chinese in a while, and China Garden does a yummy chicken and onions, not to mention the pork and 'shrooms or sauteed green beans.

Note to self: Pick up bathroom tissue while you're out.
vanillafluffy: (Kiss a prince)
The second annual Full Moon Ball was less well-attended than the first one. It was fun, in a low-key way. Less audience participation, but still enjoyable. Last year, we had karaoke, this year we showed movies in a side room and had a drumming group come in. However, it DID make nearly as much money as the first one---only about $20 shy---so we cleared enough money to replace some of the doors that are rotting out. We had more readers---tarot, astrology and reiki---which probably accounts for the revenue. Instead of going til 11 as originally advertized, it broke up early. (I was home around 10.)

There were a bunch of fun costumes, including a Ghostbuster, a guy who went as roadkill, a Scotsman (I got lots of milage out of my joke about the difference between the Rolling Stones and a Scotsman), Queen Elizabeth, and PJ, who was Sergeant Pepper in a mullet wig. I was a belly-dancer again---last year my skirts were leopard print with a brown coin scarf, this year the coin scarf was green and my skirts were pink and black tribal print sarongs that S brought back from Hawaii. (Her taste usually runs to tchotckes, but these are awesome.) HHappy and I are talking about the possibility of having belly-dance classes on Sunday afternoons, which would be terrific!

I like the color of my hair, but not for me, if that's clear. It's a pretty shade, but I think it's intended for someone whose hair is true brunette. It doesn't quite work with my skin tone. Usually, I go blonde, and it looks natural, but this looks like I'm trying to look blonde instead of refreshing the blonde that was originally there. Oh well, I'm committed to it now, at least until next payday.

I need to put on some clothes and give [livejournal.com profile] missybrat a call so we can go shopping.
_____________________

What's the difference between the Rolling Stones and a Scotsman? )
vanillafluffy: (Kiss a prince)
The second annual Full Moon Ball was less well-attended than the first one. It was fun, in a low-key way. Less audience participation, but still enjoyable. Last year, we had karaoke, this year we showed movies in a side room and had a drumming group come in. However, it DID make nearly as much money as the first one---only about $20 shy---so we cleared enough money to replace some of the doors that are rotting out. We had more readers---tarot, astrology and reiki---which probably accounts for the revenue. Instead of going til 11 as originally advertized, it broke up early. (I was home around 10.)

There were a bunch of fun costumes, including a Ghostbuster, a guy who went as roadkill, a Scotsman (I got lots of milage out of my joke about the difference between the Rolling Stones and a Scotsman), Queen Elizabeth, and PJ, who was Sergeant Pepper in a mullet wig. I was a belly-dancer again---last year my skirts were leopard print with a brown coin scarf, this year the coin scarf was green and my skirts were pink and black tribal print sarongs that S brought back from Hawaii. (Her taste usually runs to tchotckes, but these are awesome.) HHappy and I are talking about the possibility of having belly-dance classes on Sunday afternoons, which would be terrific!

I like the color of my hair, but not for me, if that's clear. It's a pretty shade, but I think it's intended for someone whose hair is true brunette. It doesn't quite work with my skin tone. Usually, I go blonde, and it looks natural, but this looks like I'm trying to look blonde instead of refreshing the blonde that was originally there. Oh well, I'm committed to it now, at least until next payday.

I need to put on some clothes and give [livejournal.com profile] missybrat a call so we can go shopping.
_____________________

What's the difference between the Rolling Stones and a Scotsman? )
vanillafluffy: (Iconic moi)
Many of y'all will remember my search for a new hair style earlier this summer. My hair was down almost to my waist, and it was hot and a nuisance to fuss with all the time. I got it shortened drastically, and have been much happier (and am still getting compliments from people who haven't seen me in a while). I finally got my film developed---yeah, I'm old-fashioned, I know---so at long last, I've got before and after pix of last month's haircut:

What do you think? )
vanillafluffy: (Iconic moi)
Many of y'all will remember my search for a new hair style earlier this summer. My hair was down almost to my waist, and it was hot and a nuisance to fuss with all the time. I got it shortened drastically, and have been much happier (and am still getting compliments from people who haven't seen me in a while). I finally got my film developed---yeah, I'm old-fashioned, I know---so at long last, I've got before and after pix of last month's haircut:

What do you think? )
vanillafluffy: (Fan)
Friday was clear and hot---the kind of day where I panted like a dog because the air was like glue. Okay when I'm in motion, but stoplights and getting out of the car are nightmarish.

My god, did they shop today. A minimum of bullshit, and a few juicy orders that actually went through! Yay!

Came home, and even in the dark, can tell that the GFS came by, double yay!

Got an email from GK, with a "before" pic of my hair. Now if I can just summon up the cash to develop my film, I can post Before and After pix. Kinda doubtful, though: I did the math, and I'm already broke because everything is due right now. Fuck. Too much month at the end of the money....

I had an idea that might get Known and Unknown out of the shoals in which it's been foundering. Wouldn't that be nice?
vanillafluffy: (Fan)
Friday was clear and hot---the kind of day where I panted like a dog because the air was like glue. Okay when I'm in motion, but stoplights and getting out of the car are nightmarish.

My god, did they shop today. A minimum of bullshit, and a few juicy orders that actually went through! Yay!

Came home, and even in the dark, can tell that the GFS came by, double yay!

Got an email from GK, with a "before" pic of my hair. Now if I can just summon up the cash to develop my film, I can post Before and After pix. Kinda doubtful, though: I did the math, and I'm already broke because everything is due right now. Fuck. Too much month at the end of the money....

I had an idea that might get Known and Unknown out of the shoals in which it's been foundering. Wouldn't that be nice?
vanillafluffy: (Girlpower)
Soon. Soon I'll be blonde again. My roots are gooped up with formula and my timer is ticking away the minutes until I can submerge and rinse away the lackluster tone of my locks in favor of shining golden color. Mad science, with a double-X chromosome....

Dropped the box of discards off at Goodwill this afternoon---a damn close call, timewise, but it was taking up the whole passenger side, so I wasn't about to leave it. Granted, I exited the house in what ought to have been ample time. It was raining fish in South Rockledge. The whole way from Rockledge Gardens to Suntree, I was white-knuckled...then it faded away to minnows instead of mackrel.

Was a block and a half from work, when I was blocked by a train stopped on the tracks. Then it began to inch forward until the end of it was in sight. Then...it stopped again...and started backing up. At which point, I turned around, backtracked to US1, drove down to the street that intersects the other side of our parking lot and went down that way.

Got a couple decent, though not spectacular, sales today. She-Boss wasn't around, but the chicks who noticed the hair were complimentary. With trainings lined up tomorrow and Thursday, I want my hair to be at its best.

Sorry if I've been a bit obsessive this week, but I'm rediscovering one of my best features....
vanillafluffy: (Girlpower)
Soon. Soon I'll be blonde again. My roots are gooped up with formula and my timer is ticking away the minutes until I can submerge and rinse away the lackluster tone of my locks in favor of shining golden color. Mad science, with a double-X chromosome....

Dropped the box of discards off at Goodwill this afternoon---a damn close call, timewise, but it was taking up the whole passenger side, so I wasn't about to leave it. Granted, I exited the house in what ought to have been ample time. It was raining fish in South Rockledge. The whole way from Rockledge Gardens to Suntree, I was white-knuckled...then it faded away to minnows instead of mackrel.

Was a block and a half from work, when I was blocked by a train stopped on the tracks. Then it began to inch forward until the end of it was in sight. Then...it stopped again...and started backing up. At which point, I turned around, backtracked to US1, drove down to the street that intersects the other side of our parking lot and went down that way.

Got a couple decent, though not spectacular, sales today. She-Boss wasn't around, but the chicks who noticed the hair were complimentary. With trainings lined up tomorrow and Thursday, I want my hair to be at its best.

Sorry if I've been a bit obsessive this week, but I'm rediscovering one of my best features....

Profile

vanillafluffy: (Default)
vanillafluffy

September 2017

S M T W T F S
     12
345 6789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags