August 21st, 2006

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32 Questions - ganked from <lj user="almostnever>

I haven't done one of these in a while and I'm actually in a decent mood, so...

1. Elaborate on your default icon.

The Lego version of yours truly. I did this a couple years ago using one of those online tools. I like how I'm standing in the flames of Hell.

2. What's your current relationship status?

Single, but with virtual spouselike friendship :)

3. Ever have a near-death experience?

Yes. I was biking one day when all of a sudden a speedin car came up from behind me honking like heck -- to get out of the way -- even though I was exactly where I supposed to be, in the middle turn lane so I could turn into a supermarket. I couldn't look back and I couldn't speed off, but at the last moment I had an impulse to yank my bike off to the right. A nanosecond later a big car sped by right where I'd just been. It slowed down just long enough for one of the asshole to swear at me. Meanwhile I had to pull off the road afterward, I was so freaked out and shocky. Caleb was waiting at the driveway to the supermarket and had to deal with me getting hysterical and shaking, all through the store! The consequence of this: I bought a bike helmet and had religious (as in Mary, the Pope, and Latin) dreams for a couple of weeks. I know it's cocky of me, but I feel like something divine made me move out of the way of that car.

4. Name an obvious quality you have?


5. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?

"Let's Go" -- original song by the Monkeybutlers, wonderful local swing group.

6. Any celeb you would marry?

That would imply marrying...

7. Who will cut and paste this first?


8. How old are you?

31... until Tuesday.

9. Do you have a crush on someone?


10. Have you ever vandalized someone's private property?

No, although I've stolen stuff.

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Talk about moral relatavism

So after letting it lie on my windowsill book pile for two or three years, I finally picked up Marquis de Sade's The Crimes of Love. (I got an old paperback of it at a library sale; it has an intro by Aldous Huxley!) It's a set of three moral tales, the morality coming out as you see depraved, amoral people find justice. The first one at least was really positive, even though the plot was about a man fathering a child with a woman he doesn't love so that he can raise their daughter and take her as his mistress, then plotting to destroy the wife. It ends up really badly for the man. The tone is actually kind of humorous and also reminded me of a Greek tragedy. It would be a great play. So, really, not what I expected.
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Hair plans

A casual conversation with a local barista, who's also a hairstylist, revealed to me this odd but true fact:

I make up long-term plans for my hair.

We were talking about color and style and before I knew it, I had shared my plan for like the next year:

1. Re-dye hair (red) - August.
2. Get hair cut to transition to bob style - September.
3. Get hair cut so it's a total bob - late October / early Nov.
4. Dye hair black - after final bob.
5. Maintain for a while.
6. Cut off - Spring or Summer 2006.

I always tend to have hair plans at least a year in advance. Like I'll think: I want to go lighter, but it's dark now, so I have to go an in between color, then go lighter, then I'll get such-and-such cut, then I'll get streaks...

Hair is so damn fun.