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07 October 2011 @ 02:30 pm
some things make a post  

We are in rather desperate need of a new computer chair. This has been true for a while, but a couple weeks ago one of the wheels fell off, and somehow today it’s worse than it has been and I seem to be canting to a significant left angle now. (I mean, I’ve always leaned left, but this is different, you know? :)) We also need a new computer desk, as ours is slowly losing parts. And while I’m making a list of things we need, a new diaper pail and a new trash bin should also go on it.

I spent a little while this morning dorking with the curler things. I did not achieve curls for my efforts. Clearly I’ll be sticking with pincurls for NYCC. I also dyed my hair ‘caramel’, which is mostly brown with the faintest hint, perhaps, of red. I am not sure it’s interesting enough to make a difference to my general boredom with my hair. (Mom said “The purpose of hair is not to entertain,” but we have a fundamental difference of opinion on this matter. :)) I have a few days to decide about a Rogue stripe. Besides loving having one, it does have the enormous advantage of making me easy to pick out of a crowd (less so at a comics convention, perhaps, but “the pin-up girl with the Rogue stripe” is likely to be a party of one).

Did I mention–? No. Faith Hunter and I have reached the 20K mark on “Easy Pickings”, our Jane Yellowrock/Joanne Walker “fan fiction by the authors themselves” crossover novella. (You can read the teaser for it here.) We’re heading into the last big fight and aftermath, so I think maybe another 5-7K left in total, so almost done! And we’re commissioning cover art, and…well, it’ll be out by the end of the year, anyway. We’re hoping November, but I’ve got this big holiday coming up, so I don’t know if it’ll be quite all done yet in November. Maybe by the end of November. Which is not much like the “summer release” we had originally planned, but as we keep saying, we don’t *actually* have a deadline on this (unlike most other projects), so ultimately it’ll be out when it’s out and probably not before. :)

Okay, I couldn’t make it to five, so this will be a Some Things Make A Post instead of Five Things Make A Post. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
Megabitchmegabitch on October 7th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Rollers/curlers work better if left in overnight. I hate my hair on my face or neck at night, so I've started putting it in a ponytail on top of my head and then using this split curler thing to roll the ponytail up and then bend it around to make a bun on top of my head*. It means that my hair from about the bottom of my ears down is massively curly every day.

* pull the hair through the split, pull the end of the curler thing tight to grip the hair, slid it to near the ends of the hair (watching for shorter strands), and then start to roll it into the hair and once it is rolled all the way, twist the ends back or foward (depending which way you rolled it) and over or around each other to hold in place - some of the thingumajigs actually have catches to click each end into the other, some have wire inside to twist the ends around each other. I think they're designed for use by people who don't know how to style their hair into a bun/whatever during the day or who don't have time - I use it at night because it stays in and holds my hair off my face properly. Insomnia is enough of a bitch without me getting frustrated and narked because my hair is irritating me (and, yes, I could cut it, but then I'd have to faff about dealing with it when I wash it because it aternates between fine and frizzy rather than just tying it back and ignoring it - unless I shaved my head, but my husband doesn't seem thrilled with that idea).
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on October 7th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
I am still completely in love with my new computer chair. (Herman Miller Celle chair.)