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06 April 2013 @ 12:23 am
Faff and Important bits!  
I forgot to mention that a hairdressing incident saw me start Wednesday with my usual dark brown hair and end it with bright red hair. This is Mr B's fault. Quoth he: 'I think you should go back to your natural hair colour for a bit.' To which I responded: 'And just what do you think that might be?'

Ironically, it actually is the dark brown I usually dye it (my grey hairs refuse to mass in the Sontag-like stripe I desire! So dye it is), with a blue-red touch to it. Definitely not the Florence Welch red I am currently sporting, which was roughly the shade he was talking about.

Which is why when I arrived at work this morning, sans bike, avec sling, the poor receptionist, who is the kindest and most courteous of women, looked at my hand, looked at my hair, looked for the bike, and found that it was all too much and settled on: 'Oooh! Look at you, ginger!'

Which is my anecdote to introduce the important fact that today is the birthday of at least two fabulous people.

The first is the searingly brilliant shiv5468. I had hoped to be sending you my bits of our first four chapters, but this nine-fingered typing lark is patchy, so I am calling my hair a Shiv Tribute instead, though you are anything but ginger! May Sauron discover she has genital tinea! May there be good chocolate biscuits at work in honour of your natal day! May your enemies choke on them! Happy Birthday, dear! Pages to follow soonest!

Secondly, Happy Birthday to leemarchais! I hope that this year sees you writing like the wind, and with exactly zero family dramas. You're so talented and bright, and then kind on top: I hope the present fairies lose all sense of perspective when it comes to deliveries today!

And as is traditional the day after any kind of off: ow, ow, smegging ow! So many strains and bruises. I sing a hymn of praise to all those engineers through the ages whose work has resulted in piped hot water!
ecosopherecosopher on April 5th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yay red hair!!

my grey hairs refuse to mass in the Sontag-like stripe I desire!

As it happens, mine are getting there. Although it's probably more like Lily Munster, really. I can honestly say it's kind of overrated.

Either way, I feel too young to be so grey. Thus: henna.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 5th, 2013 02:35 pm (UTC)
You ARE young!

And Lily Munster was cool! ;-)
ecosopherecosopher on April 5th, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
That she was!

I'm in a weird place with my hair. I feel as though I don't yet possess the wisdom that such grey hair implies, and yet at the same time, my body is just not as young as it was (I'm guessing you're feeling a bit that way tonight!)
Lee Marchaisleemarchais on April 5th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you, brammers! :) So far so good. The real fun starts tonight. Red Dwarf, ftw, with the reference. :)
Shivshiv5468 on April 5th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the wishes and let us hope that the chocolate biscuits do their work.

I look forward to reading the four chapters when your finger is better. We can all be grateful the helmet worked!!
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on April 5th, 2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
Does anyone's grey (I call them natural blondes) hairs cleverly arrange themselves in a lovely Sontag-like stripe? Mine don't either..... Sigh
I've tried foils to slowly start going paler in hair colour but frankly I like my dark brown hair though not as chocolately brown as yours so continue to visit Josie and get her to maintain something like my natural colour.
Your current red sounds fun, though I'm having difficulty picturing you as ginger.....
Dragonfly_lily: Hermione laughsdragonfly_lily on April 6th, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
Welcome to the Ginger world!
Fanartist in trainingkath_ballantyne on April 6th, 2013 03:43 am (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon.
I started getting white hairs when I was 16 and instead of looking cool it just meant that all my ginger hairs went white and the brown and blondish hairs just seemed to fade to a dull brown.
I'd love to go back to ginger but I don't have the energy to dye it myself very often and can't afford to go to the hairdressers.
Not that I can find a decent ginger hair dye these days.

But yeah, hope the strains and bruises heal quickly
silent hallucinationalex_s9 on April 7th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
But pictures!
Lee Marchaisleemarchais on April 7th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
I had an absolutely wonderful birthday, spent with my closest friends, whom are family, with a custom cake, a huge drink that I will refer to as a yacht rum runner, too many presents (especially if you count what the brother-in-law did--putting 100 $1 bills in a packet, wrapped by more $1 bills), the food, the dress, the tiara... I was princess for a day. Definitely. It was absolutely worth every second.

I'm not sure if I'll be writing like the wind, but I think perhaps a gentle breeze. :) That would suffice, really. Thirty doesn't feel bad at all, so far. :)