Hair etc

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 09:52 pm
miss_s_b: (Self: Profile)
I realised that I forgot to tell all those of you who voted here that I went for greens in the end.

I'm not sure I like it; the greens I bought ended up being not as varied as they looked like they were going to be from the tubs, and it's all gone a bit boring and turquoise even though my colourist used four different shades. Turquoise always feels to me more of a summer hair colour*... So this is a mea culpa and an "I'll listen to you lot next time". Purple does seem to be the one that works best on me.



* "some things in their natural state have the most vivid colours" etc.
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Oh go on then

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 04:54 pm
miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Arachnia Janeway)
Since two daft buggers have sent me donations since this morning, here are two predictions for 2019:

- Theresa May will still be PM at the end of 2019. There will be a lot of sabre-rattling and furious speculation, seemingly every five seconds, but she'll cling on with a combination of masterful can-kicking and the inability of the opposition to actually oppose even in the face of the brexit deadline.

- There won't be another referendum. Whatever happens on the 29th of March (and I have my views) they won't get legislation for another referendum through in time, even if there was the political will to do so, which there isn't.
miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Arachnia Janeway)
I went to look at my last year's prediction post, and completely unexpectedly I was almost completely dead on, especially about the political stuff. Of the 12 predictions I made, only one was wrong. You can start paying me for my wisdom and insight any time you like, world...


Things I learned last year that I really should have known before:

- Sometimes a thing is just not meant to be, no matter how much you want it or how hard you work at it.
- Conversely, sometimes you can find something joyous, beautiful, and completely unexpected with very little effort at all.
- Sometimes when you are in the depths of despair and feel like throwing in the towel, a good friend can give you the perspective to carry on.


Things I am going to resolve to do off the back of that:

- Get better at recognising where the best place to put my efforts is.
- Cherish my friends.


Predictions for 2019

Not unless enough of you pay me to provide them :þ - the donation link is in the sidebar ;)

Happy New Year :)
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miss_s_b: (Blogging: Christmas Humbugs)
I have a set of drafting advice to do and once I've done that I am doing nothing workular, and that includes formal Lib Demmery, until Monday Jan 7th*. Consider this a public warning.

As to the actual festive season, it's going to be a fairly quiet one this year, I think. [personal profile] magister is going away to his family, and it's my brother's turn to host my parents, so it's just going to be me, [personal profile] matgb, The Daughter, and the doggies in the house**.

The 29th is our usual monthly games night, and New Year's Eve we are having [personal profile] hollymath and Andrew over as usual to shout at Jools Holland and see in the new year, so I expect those two events to see at least some boozing and carousing, but mostly? I'm going to relax. This year has, for one reason or another, seen precious little relaxation. So I'm going to grab it with both hands right now.



* Of course I'll probably end up doing some informal Lib Demmery on twitter and stuff because that's how I roll, but anything resembling actual work? Nope, nada, none of it is getting touched until the new year. So there.
** and even then I'm having a little trip out on boxing day to stop over till the morning of my birthday, so it's going to be even quieter in the house then. Except perhaps for the sounds of Daughter monopolising the Big Telly for Super Smash Bros.
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Just thought you'd all like to know :)
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miss_s_b: Christopher Lee's Dracula hovers over Joanna Lumley (Fangirling: Sir Lee Dracula)
... especially not after this recent tweet from Wesley Snipes.

So I have drabbled.
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miss_s_b: (Blogging: Christmas Humbugs)
Your annual reminder that I don't do Christmas.

However! It is my birthday on the 27th of December, and things have been a little more financially strained this year than they have in recent years, so here are the links to two of my wishlists:

- Master of Malt
- Amazon

Master of Malt is there for those of you who have moral objections to amazon, and amazon is there for those of you who have moral objections to drinking. A gift from amazon might last longer than a gift from Master of Malt, but it matters less if a gift from Master of Malt is duplicated...

If you would like to remind me when YOUR birthday is, for reciprocation purposes, all comments below are screened. Drop me a comment with a date and a link to your wishlist and I'll stick you on my google calendar.
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miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Lee)
I was messaging a friend yesterday and mentioned that I now know them well enough to hear their messages in their voice. The reply that came back made it clear that the very concept of this confused said friend. I am certain that had we actually been in the same room they'd have looked at me like I was bonkers. And that response intrigued me enough that I put a poll up on twitter and lots of people joined in a conversation which included other people doing polls and links to research.

There's not a lot of research on this, though (it's speculated that this is because everybody just assumes they are normal and everyone else experiences things in the same way) and I'd love to see it drilled down into. My personal experience is that I mostly read things in my own voice, unless the person who wrote it is someone I know well, and/or has a very distinctive voice - for example, my friend Caron, or the comedian David Mitchell - in which case I hear the person who wrote the thing rather than myself. If I associate a particular performance with a fictional character, well... Dracula is always Christopher Lee (and so is Death), Miss Marple is always Joan Hickson, Sherlock Holmes is always Jeremy Brett.

I am mostly auditory, but partly visual - for example a friend who has distinctive and expressive hand gestures, I "see" those as well as hearing his voice when I read his blog posts - but other people seem to get the full movie experience, and others it is just auditory. Some people "hear" only their own voice, some hear the voices of others, sometimes a a mixture. Some people hear nothing at all, and I would LOVE to know what the experience of reading is like for them.

I suspect there are gender differences here (almost everyone I have seen saying they don't experience hearing a voice is a fella), and probably autistic/non-autistic and other factors too.

I know there's psychologists in my readership. Come on you lot, pull your fingers out and get researching :P
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I'm booked in for my Christmas hairdo on the 20th.

Poll #20784 Hair colour
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 31

What colour(s) should I get my crack team of hairdressers to dye my hair? (ticky boxes are enabled)

Reds
10 (32.3%)

Pinks
4 (12.9%)

Purples
26 (83.9%)

Blues
10 (32.3%)

Greens
9 (29.0%)

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miss_s_b: (Sci-fi: Listy & Rimsy OTP)
In honour of Arnold J Rimmer, BSC, SSC, today for lunch I shall be having piping hot Gazpacho Soup.



ETA: ladies and gentlemen and others, I am here to inform you that piping hot Gazpacho Soup is actually really yummy!

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