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21 September 2011 @ 03:37 pm
chd & other things  

I’m having a terrible time deciding what to do with my hair. There’s no crisis for once, it’s just I keep dying it brown which is fine except it’s…well, brown. Not very interesting. I keep having this vague idea it’ll be a slightly more interesting brown if I dye it, but no. Anyway, so my mom helped me by picking out a…caramel, I think they call it, dye, which will perhaps introduce the slightest bit of interest without making it fire engine red, which is really not what I want. I’ve been growing it for quite some time now and have this idea of keeping it more or less natural instead of totally thrashing it with chemicals.

Except for the problem where my hair is so. damned. straight. And I don’t think having long very straight hair does anything in particular for me, so I keep poking at the idea of getting a body wave, which in theory adds volume without actually giving you *curls*, but I have a terrible fear of ending up with an 80s perm, or something. Last time I got a perm was over a decade ago and I swore never again, so *wibbles*. But some volume would be awfully nice.

And then there’s the on-going mental debate about the Rogue streak, which unless I stop needing food to survive, I will not be at the “okay, you can bleach the streak back in” goal weight before NYCC, but perhaps that shouldn’t really matter, since I love wearing it, and it might be killer fun to do the pinup girl thing and rock the Rogue streak too. Compulsive hair disorder strikes again.

non-writing thinks that need doing:
- clean the kitchen
- hang laundry out to dry, or at least to get rained on
- call dryer repairman
- empty compost
- read Faith’s bit on EASY PICKINGS
- wash diaper wraps
- oh yes, try to do something about cover art for the ORSSP
- print out newsletter book winner addresses
- call UPC grrr

writing thinks that need doing:
- a Gary short story (3-5K)
- my bit on “Easy Pickings” (5-7Kish)
- Nanowrimo
- re-revise ANGLES to agently commentary (3-5Kish)
- 3 retold fairy tales (12Kish)
- copyedits for RAVEN CALLS when they arrive (minimal wordcount)
- maaaaaaaaaaybe some more Old Races stories (30Kish)

In other news, I have submitted the NO DOMINION proposal to the Kickstarter people, and am now sitting here staring nervously at the computer waiting for them to come back and tell me if I get to do it. O.O

Oh! Also (I’ll post this in more detail as the con comes closer, but) I’ll be doing a signing/hanging out at the Luna/Harlequin booth at New York Comic Con from 11-12 on Saturday, October 15th. So by the time the con rolls around there should be as many as four free-for-all times you can catch me: two kaffeeklatschs, one Friday morning & one Sunday morning, and two signings, one Friday evening and one Saturday morning.

Those will be hands-down the *best* times to catch me if we don’t have a meal or something else scheduled, and even possibly if we /do/ have such things scheduled, because as I’ve mentioned about sixty-seven times already, work takes priority and if I happen to end up in a chat with an editor or something twenty minutes before a scheduled meal…at best I’m going to be late. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on September 21st, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
I get long layers in my hair to add volume, but my hair is not naturally quite so straight as yours, I think. It does tend to be utterly flat without the layers, however.
kitmizkit on September 21st, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
Layers are God's way of telling me to never ever get layers in my hair, or something. I've tried a couple times, and instead of volume I get these light frothy flyaways that drive me batshit but look dreadful. :)
Kate Kirbykirbyk on September 21st, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
I vote yes on the Rogue Stripe for NYCC.
kit: catie_stripemizkit on September 21st, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure if I put it up to vote I'd have the stripe. :)
Dinidamedini on September 21st, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
No perm, please. You have such pretty hair!

I also have long, straight Black Irish hair (a whackton of disobedient dark brown). I have found that if I twist it up and around itself when it's wet (I usually hold it with a plastic clip, but whatever works) and let it dry while twisted on itself I can get a nice swoopy wave to it. Since my default is for the hair to be held back out of my face, this works. A little styling lotion (nothing heavy or sticky) helps the wave last longer.
Flitterbyflit on September 22nd, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Caramel sounds very pretty, and there are definitely people who can give you a wavy set that won't make you look like a sheep.

I wonder how hard it is to maintain those lovely pin-up waves?