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I love the scarf! Why did I not think of this before (I sweat like mad too)?
We bought a ridiculous amount of silk and cotton scarves at the Siam Reap Old Market, because it’s easy to bargain down when you buy a ridiculous amount. I carried one around in case I needed to cover up when going into a temple, and then used them to wipe all the sweat from my head. Which lead to me wrapping it around my head and realizing that kept ALL THE SWEAT from pouring down my face and hid my drenched hair. It’s really the best idea ever.
A) you both sound like delightful traveling companions. B) I share a problem with you - I don’t think my hair was ever dry the whole time in SE Asia. Have a shower, start to sweat. Maybe that one weekend at a Malaysian hill station…
We were! I had learned many lessons the year earlier with an incredibly difficult traveling companion (thank goodness for my new Xanax prescription!). On the first night, I told Angela that if she ever needed time to herself or if I was annoying her to just tell me. I’d recommend having that deal with anyone you travel with – it takes the pressure off everyone having to be in the best!mood!ever! and gives you an out when you need some time alone.
i feel the same.
I second the gif judygrimes posted - am sending many hugs and good thoughts your way.
<3 hang in there. sending positive thoughts your way!
Hang in there you! Sending hungs your way.
thank you all so much. xoxo. i feel so broken and disappointed and angry with myself all the time, and i just need to get. shit. done. and i don’t know why i’m not and it’s just this big reminder of all my failures.
i wish i could flip the switch and be smart and good and accomplished.
Whose posters were all over your walls when you were a preteen? Bonus points if they were torn from the pages of Tiger Beat.
HA! they probably were from Tiger Beat. oh, and BOP! i fucking LOVED BOP, man.
Let’s see — the first poster i bought. Oh wow, I’m just realizing this now — my first poster was Rob Lowe. My, how my fandoms come full circle. I thought he was super cute in The Outsiders and super hot in Oxford Blues. I still remember the poster — it was sort of in profile, he was all dressed in white and leaning up against a column or something, with his hand pushing up the bottom of his shirt so you could see his stomach.
Anyway, I have to say that Oxford Blues is one of the most unrealistic movies i’ve ever loved, up there with Satisfaction starring Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts. Which i LOVE, but seriously — A COVER BAND WON A CONTRACT TO TOUR EUROPE? And they clinched it with THIS SONG:
Like the raindrops touch the land Like the ocean hugs the sand Like the sun kisses the leaves Talk to me Like the wind talks to the trees With a soft whispering breeze Like the birds sing to be free Talk to me Where would this world be With no one to talk to No one to hear you When you call No one to help you No one to touch you No one to catch you When you fall Like the wind talks to the trees With a soft whispering breeze Like the birds sing to be free Talk to me
I mean. Really.
I also had a big crush on Kirk Cameron way, way back before he went batshit crazy. And Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran — whom i blame my love for men in eyeliner.
I also used to staple up interesting magazine ads from New York magazine — I knew nothing about the actual companies, just that I liked the images. Charivari. Old Guess ads when Anna Nicole Smith first started out. (It wasn’t til years later that I knew it was her, I simply thought the black and white photos were gorgeous.)
ginamak said: Seconding the advice to crawl in bed and sleep for days as soon as you possibly can. *hugs*
emptystreetriot said: Oh no. How soon can you get yourself in bed? A hot drink and a solid 9-10 hours sleep could only help
Sadly, this was all AFTER 9 hours of sleep. And then I was up for an hour and a half and passed out for another hour. I love sleep, I could easily sleep for the next week straight ;)
I think it’s a perfect storm of SO!MUCH!STRESS! in the past three weeks and the random oogy that is going around. I have stuff that I need to be doing but I just feel so broken. A hot drink does sound really good, though. I’ll go do that.
Cat ride? Are you on the catbus?!?
what is a catbus? like from totoro?
Your designated driver was a catbus? You lucky gal!
okay, home now. and can we take a moment to enjoy that fact that i NEVER said “catbus.” i just said “cat ride home” which was SUPPOSED to be “car ride home.” i love that you all translated it in your very separate heads to be “catbus.” which in MY head is kind of like Harry Potter’s Knight Bus, only with cuddly cats and driven by Totoro (thanks to elle). y’all are brilliantly twisted as well.
BEST AMY EVER!
Hrm, i think that Amy Poehler is probably the best Amy ever, but it’s true that i’m a pretty fucking awesome amy ;) xoxo
Bah! Stupid mobile tumblr won’t let me answer stuff!
Ginamak, judygrimes - :p tipsy fingers and eyes do not check auto correct so well. I’m in a car. I’m not driving. But now I wish I had Tororo to snuggle me and tell me that I’m lovely.
Zambonirider - best. Tag. Ever. Best. Page ever.
I’ll try again! The rest of the book group had all read it as kids and loved it and I guess I just didn’t have that nostalgia factor. Went back and read Mixed Up Files and that holds up and is delightful.
I’m not even kidding but I was thinking about Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself earlier today. All the books you mentioned are ones I like! Especially the Westing Game, of course.
WHY that one stays with me, i have no idea. I think it’s because she had SUCH a vivid fantasy life in her head, which i did. and it was set against such ugliness of bigotry and antisemitism.
Love “Mixed Up Files” so much. Have you read The View From Saturday by the same author? It is wonderful.
OMG Mixed-Up Files. I overidentified with Claudia like whoa. Still one of my faves! My kid is reading Westing Game now and loving it, BTW. :D
I would love to hear what you think of Harriet the Spy. I need to re-read it now that I’ve been to New York. Also Nobody’s Family is Going to Change. They’re both far far far from sweetness and light.
Okay, totally being shallow here: do you do the color swoosh (very technical term, that) in your hair yourself? Because I want a purple swoosh but I’m scared to do it myself.
ha! i was super confused by this for a moment! mostly because i never know how much color is in my hair at any time and there’s currently a bit more.
i get my hair professionally dyed. it’s about 80% grey so i don’t trust myself with store-bought dye. plus, my stylist has been doing my hair for over 14 years and she knows how i am, that i’m terrible about getting back every 4 weeks and that i don’t know how to work a hairdryer or a flatiron so i never style my hair. (occasionally, i’ll break out the hot rollers and go all 40s if i can.)
For the “swoosh” — she bleaches out my hair wherever it’s going to be the color. dark hair is such a bitch to lift, so i usually sit there forever until it lifts enough. So i’d recommend that you get it done professionally.
For the color part of the “swoosh” — you can do that on your own. I bring in my own pink/purple/blue dye to the salon, but i do touch ups on my own. I’ve tried just about every dye out there and I swear by Special Effects. It’s very vibrant, lasts a long time and really easy to get off skin. (If you can leave it in for an hour or longer, it’ll come out great.)
That was done about a week before I left for Dragon*Con, and it’s still pretty bright.
Aha! I see. My car is shared with 3 other people, and I don’t often drive alone, and so I don’t get to have habits that are specifically mine about the car. I am not confident about what my habits would be if I had my own just-for-me car…
i drive everyday, but i don’t drive far so i don’t think to take all the crap out daily. the side pocket is filled with napkins because you never know when you’ll need napkins. and i’ll bring extra shoes in case i need to change (chronic pain in my right foot sometimes means that heels at the end of the day are almost unbearable), plus jackets/sweaters and umbrellas. and the aforementioned water bottles that need to be recycled ;)
Oooh! Oooh! I am almost certainly getting a mini cooper as my next car. Do you like yours? Any problems or things I should be aware of?