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12 March 2009 @ 11:28 am

I got a decent haircut yesterday. It’s essentially this one, except my hair’s not actually that long yet, so mostly what matters is the back got brought up short like that. Except not that short because the hairdressers here apparently have a holy terror of using clippers on a woman’s head. Anyway, it’s better.

I’ve reached the stage in the beginning level of Pilates that I just need the list of exercises (helpfully provided in the front of the book) to be able to go through the workout. I don’t know if it was that (ie, not needing to flip from one page to another), or whether it was warmer in the office because it’s warmer outside, but I worked up more of a sweat today. And while I haven’t really been *sore* since the first week, my stomach muscles are kind of going “what the hell?” right now. So that’s probably good. I still utterly loathe the leg lifts. They’re not quite so bad if I remember to keep my belly sucked in (which is part of the point, of course) but I hates them, precious. I hates them. I tell you what, though. Exercise more, I can do that. Eat less? I’m having trouble with that one. *sigh*

We watched two more episodes of “Birds of Prey” last night, and then as a reward for our suffering watched the first episode of “Farscape”. I tell you what, that’s still just damned fine television. It suffers neither from being ten years old nor from awkward, shaky first-season finding-their-feet writing, which is one of the things I dearly, dearly love about Farscape. Most first-season television looks okay at the time–which is all that matters, honestly–and is absolutely terrible in retrospect, compared to when they’ve really got their legs. But Farscape proved that first-season TV can be up to par even in retrospect. I believe this is at least partially due to the fact that the creators had been thinking about it for ten years before they got it on the air, so they really knew how the world worked. (Also, they have a terrific cast. I still forget Rigel isn’t real.) Anyway, good stuff.

All right, off to look up Welsh names, run spellcheck, and examine my notes to see if I missed adding in any details to TRUTHSEEKER that I can get in before sending it off to Mmes Agent and Editor.

thinks to do today:
- color notes
- polish & deliver TRUTHSEEKER

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on March 12th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Dina Meyer was on Burn Notice a couple weeks ago, and I almost tried to explain Birds of Prey to my wife as a result. Instead I said that she was in Starship Troopers, along with Neil Patrick Harris, so that went in entirely different directions than 'Why didn't they just make the show like the comic book?'
kitmizkit on March 12th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
Right, it would've gone in the direction of "Why didn't they just make the movie like the book?", I should think. :)
Kristine Smithkristine_smith on March 12th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
Do pilates help with posture? Because mine is horrible.

Which book are you using?
kit: exercise_dancemizkit on March 12th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
It /does/, actually. Within about 3 weeks I noticed I was standing up straighter and sucking my gut in more. It was sort of weird.

I began with the Weight Watchers basic pilates workout, which I honestly think is worth signing up for a free trial so you can nab it. (Either that or I need to do that video...) I'm now using THE COMPLETE CLASSIC PILATES METHOD, after doing the WW thing for about six weeks and gaining enough strength to start doing something a little more difficult. She's got a warm-up, "essentials", and then beginners through advanced workouts. I'm doing the beginners now, with some of the intermediate exercises thrown in where I can manage them.

I swear, I feel like a proselytizer because I'm enjoying this so much I want EVERYBODY to have fun doing it. But I honestly think it's annoyingly good for you, and I have noticed getting stronger *fast*, which is heartening. :)
Kristine Smith: janime facekristine_smith on March 12th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
And I really like the haircut. But I'm a short-hair person. Even when my hair was long...I was a short-hair person with long hair.
kitmizkit on March 12th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too. :) I think in an ideal world I would own wigs, although I'd have to get over myself about the idea of wearing them. (The getting over myself part would be the "who cares if everybody knows your hair is short, today it is long!" bit.) :)

And thank you! :)
wednesday childewedschilde on March 12th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
do you like it better than the last one?
kitmizkit on March 12th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
What, the haircut? Yes. The last one reduced me to tears.
wednesday childewedschilde on March 12th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
and why do i hit send before i'm done!

it looks cute! gonna put the stripe back in or leaving it one colour?
Sanguine Pen: Aeryn and Johnsanguinepen on March 12th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
Love the new hair.

Even as a Huntress groupie, I wasn't thrilled with BoP. They should have had Helena be the kid, and Black Canary be Oracle's partner. That would have jived more with the comic...

Farscape - oh dear god - I love Farscape. Friends just started a Farscape rewatching comm over at farscaperewatch. One episode a week for discussions and stuff. You should come hang out too. It starts in April (I think).
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on March 12th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
You know what annoyed me about Birds of Prey? They got themselves canceled, in part, because they didn't bother to do any character development until what would have been almost the end of the season. What it ended up being was the episode after they were canceled. So there was this character development tease... and then no more episodes. Annoying.
kitmizkit on March 12th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
I have definitely not gotten to any character development yet. :)
desperancedesperance on March 13th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Have you still got the Rogue streak? 'Cos I'm never going to recognise you without it. You'll accost me somewhere in Dublin and cry "Chaz! Chaz! I'm mizkit!" and I'll look at your hair and not believe you...

(I cite Ian Rankin, who was at the bar at a US con talking to an Old Guy and when the Old Guy held out his hand and said "I'm Jim Crumley" Rankin said "No, you're not. I know what Jim Crumley looks like, I've seen photos and you're not him." Only of course it was, and there was much confusion...)
kitmizkit on March 13th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
I haven't for a year and a half or so now, I'm afraid.