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Wow, it has been way too long since I've actually posted something. A TON has happened, so let's get cracking!

Hair Stuff )

We Bought a House! )

Cut for discussion of weight )

So that's the big stuff. Everything else is going well. Work is good. Cats are good. We'd like to adopt a dog shortly - probably in the next few weeks. With a huge yard like ours, we pretty much have to, right? :-)

I'll also try to update more often. 3 months is a ludicrous absence, and I love LJ. Even when they eff with the layout and other stuff.

Ciao!
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 I decided to change things up! I like my natural color, but it had been way too long since I'd done something really crazy. (Like, 8 years too long!) So I went to Vidal a few weeks ago and asked to go blond! There's one more step after this, but that's a surprise. Keep your eyes peeled next week though...

sparkfrost with somewhat dark hairsparkfrost with blond highlightsSparkfrost with Blond hair

So yes! Some blond ambition right there! Currently my hair is a wee bit traumatized from the bleach, so I'm experimenting with the shamphree lifestyle. Not fully, cause my hair starts to look gross after a few days, but reducing the amount that I shampoo. Plus, I've been using some product that is supposed to add volume to my roots, but also lets me push my hair back to look at slick and awesome. Which is fun! After all this craziness I may go back to the color in the middle. I really liked it, it was fun, and didn't take too much effort to get to. Maybe in the fall...

In other news, Palmer and I are house hunting. We hope to have a place soon, definitely by mid-summer. Staying in the same area we are now, but probably a little farther out because of cost. We've sent all our paperwork in, so once we have a preapproval the hunting will begin in earnest. Meanwhile Zillow has become my new favorite website, as I peek at all the houses in our area and lust over many of them. Wish us luck! The market's tough right now, so we need all the luck we can get!

What else... Been having fun with the camera Palmer gave me for Christmas! Took some pictures out at the Potomac yesterday during our hike, I'll try to link to them shortly. Also took pictures at the National Aquarium a few weeks ago, some of which turned out very well. Now I just have to edit them all!

And that's it, I think. Seeing Captain America Tuesday with friends. Excited for Once Upon a Time tonight and THEN - OH THEN - Game of Thrones is back! SO EXCITED! Ahem. Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!
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So I stopped flipping out. Well, first I flipped out harder, cause oh my god they fried my hair and why am I blond, but then I got over it. Mostly. Some kind words from good friends helped quite a bit, as did the lovely weather over the past few days. Of course today is gross and shitty outside, but I was in "get shit done" mode, and shitty weather can't get me down!

Ahem. So yes - the hair. )

Onto other topics! Last day with Bethesda Green will be Saturday. I've been hired as a part-time contractor with another non-profit (one that will PAY me) and just won't have time to be there twice a week for full days. I told them I'd like to keep writing the weekly blog post, cause that only takes about an hour, I like doing it, and it builds my writing portfolio. In return, they said there might be room in the budget for me to be paid for those blog posts. So hooray!

Going to see Iron Man 3 tonight, SO EXCITED!

That's it about it, ciao!
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After slowly going insane from stress and getting into a fight with Palmer (which we resolved that night) I decided that I needed to step down from my position as senior lead, and cut down my shifts at the coffee shop. 32 hours a week combined with 5 courses (15 credits) was just too much, and it was killing me. I was falling behind in my classes, I was always tired, and I had no social life because all I was doing was working or studying. My reduced hours go into effect next week, but I'm already feeling relieved just knowing that its going to happen. And I got over the worst bit of the semester (midterms plus research paper is not so much fun), so it should be a bit easier from here on out. (Knock on wood.)

Last week I went back to Vidal Sassoon to be a hair model in their spring workshop. Not sure what the overall look is for this season, but I wound up with a funky, asymmetrical cut (how shocking!) and red & purple hair. :D The red has, sadly, faded a bit, but I still think it looks awesome. Check out a pic of it, complete with my new nerd frame glasses, and tell me what you think:



I've gotta admit, I'm dorkily in love with those glasses.

Anyhow! This past week was the most socializing I've done in a long time. Last Saturday we went out to Dave and Busters for a few hours to celebrate a friend's birthday. Tuesday was pub quiz with our friend Cara, who was back in town for spring break. Wednesday was Vidal. Thursday was St. Patrick's Day with Palmer, Cara, and Diego, during which Cara and I spouted facts about Irish history and culture, and made jokes about the handbook they give out to everyone born with even a drop of Irish blood. (That would be me, btw- Cara is actually 100 percent Irish descent, all of her grandparents came over from Ireland.) Friday and Saturday were a bit calmer, though Palmer and I did go out for oysters Saturday evening. Last night was concert night!

I haven't been to a concert in months, which is distressing when I think about it, but last night was Travie McCoy with Black Cards at the Recher Theatre in Towson. Palmer, sweetheart that he is, had agreed to go with me, and we had a really good time. Palmer's favorite act was XV, who came on just after we arrived. I'll admit, XV was quite awesome, and I look forward to buying his cd when it comes out. Black Cards were on next, and oh my do I love their music and Bebe's voice. And Pete is a total furry, and it is hilarious. But they were awesome, loved the Gnarls Barkley cover, loved their dorky and awkward stage banter, and Pete broke my heart a bit when he said that part of him just wanted to curl up in bed for the next 10 years. :( But I did get to meet them after their set, though I was a big dork and basically said, "Hi, I loved the music video for Club Called Heaven, the Head that Wouldn't Die is one of my favorite old horror movies, can I get a picture with you all?" Not sure how much of that they even heard other than "iloveyoupicture?" but they all smiled and I got a picture with Pete and Bebe (though the flash on my phone is kind of shitty and its not that great). But still! A picture!



I also got to say hi to [livejournal.com profile] crossouttheeyes and [livejournal.com profile] jukeboxromeo which was awesome. I am exceedingly jealous both of their week of awesome, and of their tattoos. In addition, Travie McCoy was fucking awesome, and I am so impressed with his charisma and stage presence, I can't even say.

Today is normally a work day, but I requested off so I wouldn't have to leave the concert early. So basically I've been doing homework and fucking around on the internet in no particular order. Eventually I have to go get the car from my parents house so I can get to work in the morning, but that'll happen later.

Once again, I'm going to work on updating more. I didn't for awhile because of stress about work and school, and upset about what happened in Bethesda, but I'll try to do better about staying in touch.

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Feb. 4th, 2011 09:08 pm
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Classes have started up again, and I haven't quite gotten back into the swing of things, so I'm a little overwhelmed. Plus, every class seems to have a tutorial of some sort on how not to plagiarise, or how to cite correctly, or APA guidelines, and I just want to email the professors and tell them that its a bit ridiculous for upper level science classes to be so focused on beginners' information. But then, most students at my school take one, maybe two classes a semester, and therefore might be a bit rusty on paper writing and APA and whatnot. It is still frustrating.

I lost my nose stud last week, and couldn't be bothered to replace it. Since I didn't want the piercing to close (not that it would, I've had it for 6 years) I put a ring in, which is highly unusual for me.

Here, have a pic )

Work is... ok. I'm starting to feel like I'm burning the candle at both ends, and its definitely harder for me to function on 6 hours of sleep than it was when i was 20. There's also other issues, but I don't really want to get into them now.

Basically, I'm tired. Sorry for such a blah update, I just felt that I should write something.

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