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My Hair

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I’ve received a lot of comments on the last 50 Shades recaps in which people are like, “Your hair is awesome, how did you do it?” So I thought I would share the mysteries of my hair with you.

First of all, it’s pretty faded looking, now. When I started out with it, it looked like this:

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But I actually like that it’s faded a bit, because I think now you can see more of a difference between the blue, green, and purple than you could at the beginning. However, the orange and pink got way muddy.

This is what it looks like now, two weeks after the initial coloring:

Photo on 2-21-14 at 4.31 PM Photo on 2-21-14 at 4.32 PM


So, how did I do this? Well, I didn’t. Jen, the salon manager at Ulta on 28th Street in Grand Rapids, MI, did it. The colors she used were by Pravana, in orange, pink, green, blue and wild orchid. She lifted it first (I have naturally dishwater blonde hair), then applied the colors in sections with foil. When it was done, she rinsed each color separately– in ice cold water. I’m not kidding, you guys, it was suuuuuuuuper painful. I had a headache for the rest of the day. But it was really the only way she could do it and keep the colors from bleeding into each other too badly, and I knew what I was getting into.

I also knew the colors wouldn’t last super long, so I wasn’t disappointed when they started to fade. In fact, I like the way the green fades so much, when I go in to get my color redone, I’m going to have her lift the rest out and just go full on green, with blonde highlights.

Thanks for all the nice comments about my hair, you guys! I would have answered them all individually, but I figured this was way faster. 😀

Don’t blink.

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See this?


This is what a-holes do.

Well, a-hole friends who put waaaaaaay too much work into their pranks. This weeping angel was made by my friend Bronwyn Green. She came to my house for a visit recently, a friendly sit-and-knit kind of situation. And while she was here, she snuck this little bastard into my office, and somehow, with her shortness and teensy little T-Rex arms, got it onto the top of my very, very dusty bookshelf.

Seen also in the photo is very, very dusty garland of Doctors, which was unfortunately removed during my flailing, screaming reaction when I finally saw the damn thing up there.

The best part about her prank? She’d already done it to other people, and gleefully shared their reactions with me, thus lulling me into a false sense of security. Because what kind of deranged maniac tries to pull off pranking someone who already knows the prank?

Good work, Bronwyn Green.

Retribution is coming.

New Year, New Goals

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The other day on Tumblr, I saw a post that accurately sums up my feelings on New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s a link to the original source, which I highly recommend checking out.

Anyway, it got me thinking. Every year for the past, oh, twenty or so years, my New Year’s Resolution has always been “lose weight.” Everyone’s is. Even some years I didn’t particularly feel like losing weight, or didn’t even need to lose any weight, I made that my resolution, and then I sat back and did nothing because tee hee, no one actually sticks to that.

This year, I’m like, fuck it. This is the year I make some resolutions that are fun and which interest me enough to stick to: