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28 February 2010 @ 11:48 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!  
Due to feeling like a damp pair of socks for the last fortnight, I am woefully behind. So ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for today to my dear treacle_tartlet ! I am not at all sorry for luring in you into something so silly, as you are clearly having a lot of fun. I hope that you are able to eat most of your chocs unmolested and that Small Girl waits until she is at least 20 before launching her bid for world domination. And if anyone is yet to read treacle's The Boys Who Stared At One Goat In Particular, head over for a lovely Ron-centric H/D which will teach you just what you can learn about the natural world from living on a goat farm ;-)

Happy birthday for yesterday to the wonderful delvino . Yes, I know that my extreme crapitude and disorganisation is the reason we have not caught up since Christmas: I have hope that March will be the month!

And for yesterday, too, to maya_a , I hope it was a splendid day in every way!

I'm particularly embarrassed about missing who_la_hoop 's birthday on the 22nd, since I did try to adopt her. However, since she and I are both crap at keeping on top of things, due entirely to editing other people's stuff, I am assuming that she will forgive me as readily as I would her for any tardiness and am going to assume she had a brilliant day!

Happy late birthday, too, to the delightful lokifan , I am glad that life has eased up for you a little and hope the Loads of Time To Get Everything Done Fairy continues to grace you with her presence ;-)

And finally, Happy late birthday to the lovely leela_cat . Your gorgeous spectral feline always makes me smile when it pops up on my friend's page, and I love to read your posts, even if I am often too disorganised to comment (flist reading before running off to work is NOT a good idea!)

In non-birthday news, I went to the hairdresser yesterday and they cut off far too much and dyed it a colour I do not like. I am torn between making a fuss and demanding a colour fix, and never darkening their doors again. What made it even worse was the apprentice cheerfully telling me that I did not know what I was talking about when I disagreed with him on the intrinsic superiority of tribal cultures over modern cultures.

'Really?' I said. 'You're for female circumcision and childbed fever, and against flushing toilets and antibiotics?'

'Oh we don't really need antibiotics as a culture, they only keep the useless members of society alive.'

In the face of such stupidity, I think I need to either find a new hairdresser, or re-embrace my free-range hippie style ...
 
 
 
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on February 28th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
Why did you have to bother him with such silly little changes in modern cultures, why should he care about women dying less, look what it got you, overpopulation, and most of them not even pretty!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 28th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
Grrr, I wanted to give him a good shake and point out that his views were unbelievably examples of privileged developed world thinking. Twat.
scabbyfishscabbyfish on February 28th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
Definitely time for a new hairdresser, I would say oO But maybe kick up a fuss and get the colour fixed then boycott them?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 28th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
I'll give them a ring and see if they are prepared to do it at a discount or for free, if not, I shall name and shame with all my local friends ;-)

Love the handwarmers in your icon, BTW!
scabbyfishscabbyfish on February 28th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good plan *nods* They'll soon realise who they're dealing with ;D

And thanks! I felt like I needed a nice, warming icon after all the snow we've been getting here - because winter's always more manageable with a hot drink and cosy hands ;3
Jamfranalan on February 28th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
I'd make a fuss and demand a fix...and then never go back! There is nothing as horrible as a bad haircut *shivers*
Camden: Kurt Fuckeryabusing_sarcasm on February 28th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
'Really?' I said. 'You're for female circumcision and childbed fever, and against flushing toilets and antibiotics?'

Lol! Honestly, I'm always convinced that people who think that tribal cultures have it better have never lived in them. Let's just hope he gets chlamydia. We'll see how he feels about antibiotics then...
Heatherfaynia on February 28th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
New hairdressers are needed. Sometimes that can make for fun and surprising results too!

Or you need to tell the ones there that the took on a real classy character as an apprentice.
LadyDark1 ~ A  Harry and Draco Slash Addict.Period: Adams family morticaldydark1 on February 28th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
I can so relate to your hair experience.

Dump them and get a new hairdresser.

Many years ago, the same thing happened to me.
This guy was from Europe, I live in a conservative,
(though it is lightening up) and traditional area.

The guy gave me a Florence Henderson Partridge Family
Shag cut. He proceeded to dye my hair blond.
The blond was o.k. but would take tons of maintenance.
The shag upset me very much. I expected an inch or two cut
from the ends, and a gentle style.

I told him in the beginning what I wanted.
For this idiot to run roughshod over my request,
and do what he wanted for his 'creativity'
royally ticked me off.

I never went back.

The shop sent me a card asking for me to rate this
guys work. I vacillated between blowing them out of the
water or not responding. I never responded.

I proceeded to hurt their business by stating my opinion
of them where ever I went when the opportunity arose.

# 2 - Another hair dresser told me that when I
became a certain age, it should be cut short.
That long hair at my age was inappropriate for that age group.
I ditched that babe also.

My hair is wavy. I like and need the length to
control the waves. Though my hair is long, it is
in an updated style, and not a throwback to the 60's.

I keep it clean, neat, cut appropriately, and in a good
updated style. I like how I can throw it up on top of my
head, or place it in a ponytail.

Keep searching, you will find a good hairdresser.
One that listens and does what you want.

Edited at 2010-02-28 06:01 pm (UTC)
Jaeenchanted_jae on February 28th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
O.o

I believe I know which "useless member of society" I'd weed out first.
pioniepionie on February 28th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
By his own reasoning, I guess he has been a recipient of the scorned antibiotics :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 1st, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
*Snort!*

At least he's just an apprentice hairdresser, he can't actually do any harm with these beliefs, just annoy me ;-)
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on February 28th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD BLONDIE HAS ANOTHER LIFE AS A HAIRDRESSER IN SYDNEY!

And thank you for the birthday wishes, and chocolates, and just being generally awesome in a fantastic kind of way :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 28th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
The truly sad thing is that he did not know what sepsis was, and then proceeded to tell me his dream was to run an orangutan refuge in Thailand. I was too kind to ask whether he planned to import some first, or was planning to run a refuge for fossil orangs, which Thailand does have some of.

Awesome is easy, am inspired by my friends! And I should get dressed and go to work ...
Hueyphoenixacid on March 1st, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
AHAHHAHAHAHHA, OMG Thai orang utans? *dies*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 1st, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
A few times I found my brain shutting down in the face of his stupidity: I couldn't even correct him on the orangs because it would be like arguing with someone who seriously believes we are descended from aliens, there's just no ground for debate.
maya_amaya_a on March 1st, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
Thank you for the birthday wishes. Day itself was a bust, but today (Sunday) was a family celebration that included a trip to the Titanic exhibit on its last day here in NYC.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 1st, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
That sounds fascinating! Glad the weekend wasn't a whole washout.
Hueyphoenixacid on March 1st, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Definitely demand a colour fix! >:(

He should try living in a tribe and discover for himself how difficult their way of living is.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 1st, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
He's an anthropology student, and whenever I comment on any of his beliefs, he uses this fact to suggest that he knows better. I try to explain to him that having visited every continent save Antarctica and having lived in subsistence communities in four countries gives me a few insights, too, but no dice.

At least he's just a hairdressing apprentice annoying me. Imagine if he was a teacher ...

But yes! I shall call tomorrow when R the usually reliable colourist is back and break the bad news and see what she can offer!
&helena;uminohikari on March 2nd, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Because being a /student/ really gives you that much authority!
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on March 1st, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
Definitely time for a new hairdresser - there has to be a meeting of minds with the person to whom you trust one of my favourite "darling me" activities - cutting and colouring my hair. This twat is not worthy of your custom. I can recommend a fab hairdresser in Brisbane (yes I commuted to get my hair done for two years after moving here) and two very good hairdressers in Canberra.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 1st, 2010 07:39 am (UTC)
Twatface is at least only the apprentice. Z who usually cuts my hair is fab, but was of photographing Mardi Gras, damnit! R, the colourist, is usually good, I will see how she responds to my complaint tomorrow when she's back: if she's helpful, we might continue our relationship on days when Z is there to do the cutting and the nice girlie apprentice is on! If not, I will venture into one of the other 742 hairdressers nearby and see what can be done ;-)
grey_hunter on March 1st, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
Ha! Point me a tribal culture that had a need for hairdressers. *cough*
Leelaleela_cat on March 1st, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
Since I do the flist reading before running off to work thing as well, I'm not going to throw stones at you -- they might break the fragile walls of my glass house.

Thank you!