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  • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
    I am desperately trying to grow my hair out so I can bleach it and go pink again (my favorite color for hair by far), but I am very much a short-haired person so it is very difficult. I kept up with 6-8 week trims for a while, but slacked off this month. I'll go for a trim at the end of the month, before a friend's wedding, but I will be sorely tempted to chop it all off. I want to get my hair to at least shoulder-length before bleaching & dyeing and I'd ideally have the first bleach job done in a salon so it's even.
    Pink hair really suits you and I liked the buzz...is it that you need enough length to justify the dye? I am currently having this convo with the small boy who has a big box of perm red dye in the cupboard, but also less than a cm of hair (we had to buzz it for him after he decided to cut himself a reverse mohawk - he had a bald patch right in the centre front of his head, the wally). Some days I wonder what he will need to do to rebel, given that his mother actively encourages hair dye and is fairly laidback about everything except good manners.
    I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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    • Small boy is sick - coughing and crouping. Was meant to go to a 90s party tonight, but took carer's leave from work and partying. Instead, we began the move, while boyo stayed in bed, watching minecraft youtubes.

      Lift heavy. Yes indeed.

      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyx4v1QFzhQ
      I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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      • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
        Pink hair really suits you and I liked the buzz...is it that you need enough length to justify the dye? I am currently having this convo with the small boy who has a big box of perm red dye in the cupboard, but also less than a cm of hair (we had to buzz it for him after he decided to cut himself a reverse mohawk - he had a bald patch right in the centre front of his head, the wally). Some days I wonder what he will need to do to rebel, given that his mother actively encourages hair dye and is fairly laidback about everything except good manners.
        I'm trying to picture the reverse mo, with a chuckle....

        Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
        Small boy is sick - coughing and crouping. Was meant to go to a 90s party tonight, but took carer's leave from work and partying. Instead, we began the move, while boyo stayed in bed, watching minecraft youtubes.

        Lift heavy. Yes indeed.

        http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyx4v1QFzhQ
        Bummer about the little man, here's to a quick recovery and I'm sure you'd much rather be packing and moving and stuff than going to some party....

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        • No. I am, to use an Americanism, ripshit about missing a party in the city. I had my 90s look all ready to go and everything. But, bloody parenting and practicalities won out in the end. WE HAD A BABYSITTER. oy vey.
          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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          • Originally posted by Dhansakdave View Post
            Bummer about the little man, here's to a quick recovery and I'm sure you'd much rather be packing and moving and stuff than going to some party....
            true about the bummer with little'un.... and I'm with you DD, I'd much rather pack boxes and move than go to a party...

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            • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
              No. I am, to use an Americanism, ripshit about missing a party in the city. I had my 90s look all ready to go and everything. But, bloody parenting and practicalities won out in the end. WE HAD A BABYSITTER. oy vey.
              The joys of parenthood and with a babysitter organised, that sucks.... there's that stuff the Doc swears by to get the small one to sleep!

              And 90's fashion, would that have been the boob tubes and crop tops era....

              Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
              true about the bummer with little'un.... and I'm with you DD, I'd much rather pack boxes and move than go to a party...
              Absolutely, much more fun than all that drinking and dancing (I presume) and socialising and stuff....

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              • Originally posted by Dhansakdave View Post
                The joys of parenthood and with a babysitter organised, that sucks.... there's that stuff the Doc swears by to get the small one to sleep!

                And 90's fashion, would that have been the boob tubes and crop tops era....



                Absolutely, much more fun than all that drinking and dancing (I presume) and socialising and stuff....
                true that...... socializing is waaaaaaay over-rated!

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                • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
                  Pink hair really suits you and I liked the buzz...is it that you need enough length to justify the dye? I am currently having this convo with the small boy who has a big box of perm red dye in the cupboard, but also less than a cm of hair (we had to buzz it for him after he decided to cut himself a reverse mohawk - he had a bald patch right in the centre front of his head, the wally). Some days I wonder what he will need to do to rebel, given that his mother actively encourages hair dye and is fairly laidback about everything except good manners.
                  Yeah, because I'm lazy about re-bleaching the roots (my hair is light brown naturally), I'd like it to be somewhat long before I bother with color. That way, it will always be mostly the same color . Short hair is great for coloring because you can just chop it off and start over in a couple of months, but I just have this vision in my head of long pink hair that needs to be realized.

                  I wonder about stuff like that too, being tattooed and pierced, for when I have kids someday.
                  Depression Lies

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                  • When you have kids, you will have other worries that will greatly supercede tattoos and piercings.

                    Hope the boy is better and hope another party comes along also. And that moving will go smoothly and quickly!
                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                    "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                    • Small children, well ours anyway, are incredibly conservative. I have done everything I can, in a non-pushy, respond in the moment way, to present the full extent of life's rich pagent to small boy. Marriage is between people who love each other. Your body, your rules. Choice is a responsibility of adulthood. Change is the engine of growth. Risks are often worth taking.

                      Small boy is such a middle Englander. Only married people can have babies, he says. Piercing and tattoos are wrong, he says (still hasn't forgiven me for the nip rings and is most upset I am thinking about a tattoo). Change terrifies him - this move is not making him happy.

                      We do everything we can to make life stable and predictable for him, we also very clearly flag for him in advance when things are going to change and talk him through it. I don't know when the resilience will come. Changing swimming teachers reduces him to tears.

                      Perhaps, thinking as I type here, he is change-averse because he is himself constantly changing, navigating the world while he is in a state of flux and becoming. We frequently find ourselves playing catch up. When he was tiny, I used to say that I was three months behind - just when I got used to a stage, he moved on to the next.

                      He will be an adult before we know it. Another 12 years of parenting.
                      Last edited by badgergirl; 05-09-2014, 03:01 PM.
                      I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                      • I ate a huge amount of crimbo pud. For breakfast. Lunch was roast veg (carrot, butternut and parsnip) spicy soup and dinner was an omelette with various veggies and bacon in it. I also had a lot of the maple and coffee cream cheese icing I made for the lupus cake.

                        So, bit of a fail on the food front.

                        The move is ongoing. We shall not be in the new place until next weekend, but in the interim there are lots of things we can pack up and move or move and unpack. We are aiming to have the bulk of the small stuff done so that, come next weekend, it is simply the freezer, the sofas and the beds.

                        Meanwhile, on the way home from the lupus tea and cakes event, I outlined my plan to buy a new-to-us car in six months' time. I want something quite small (cheap to run), but with enough grunt to tow a trailer if necessary. The drive to Hogwarts is a bit too offroad for our decrepit and spineless Mazda to handle.

                        I know nothing about cars, so suggestions are welcome. Looking to spend about $5k, less if possible, but I am sick of rattling around in an unsafe vehicle.

                        ETA: husband says we need a small 4WD rather than the hothatch I was envisaging. Eep. Hairdressers! I said to him, but he was none the wiser. Rav4! But he didn't get the same cringe and shudders as me.

                        Hogwarts is down a very steep mud track and, in winter, there is more mud than track. It is scary. But I don't want the first car I buy to be a hairdresser's jeep thing and I also want it to be cheap to run and repair if necessary (when necessary). We have been driving around in a car that would fail a roadworthy test (in Victoria they are only compulsory when a car changes hands, which is why FiL is still the registered owner of our car - an added layer of awkward to the speeding ticket debacle) for the last five years.

                        Enough is enough.
                        Last edited by badgergirl; 05-10-2014, 03:38 AM.
                        I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                        • Another day of lugging boxes. Satisfying though as I unpacked our books - you could probably guess that unpacking and shelving books is the first, most important thing to do, right?

                          I operate a complex system across several bookcases. In the new house, there is a small bookcase at the side of the dining room with cookbooks, house/garden books and travel books/guides to Melbourne.

                          The living room is L-shaped, the long side of the L is for adults and the short side will have more small-boy-friendly items. So, at the small boy end is a large, double-fronted bookcase. The bottom shelf has small boy's heritage/heirloom books and box sets. The next shelf up is young adult fantasy and sci fi - books he will be ready for in a year or two like Harry Potter and The Dark is Rising. Then there are three shelves of husband's fantasy and sci fi collection, with a couple of mine thrown in.

                          At the adult end of the room are two largish bookcases. The first starts at the bottom with the Shorter Oxford (two vols), art and design books and various other reference works. The next shelf up is theory and cultural criticism, then we have a couple of shelves of history - modern Irish, Tudor, some social English history, a smattering of European, a couple of theory of history books (love Richard Evans, he is a god), some Roman history, some Anglo-Saxon... Then there are three shelves of literature in roughly chronological order from Moll Flanders to contemporary, except a few key authors.

                          The second large bookcase is home to poetry (classic anthologies, lots of Heaney and Hughes, war poets, 1930s, Plath, Rosetti, Yeats), Virginia Woolf (novels, criticism, letters, biographies), Jeanette Winterson (novels, autobiography) and the Mitfords and their friends (novels, letters, travel writing - including Waugh and Leigh Fermor). Translations of ancient texts - black spined Penguin classics - Greek, Latin, Sanscrit etc. It also houses two sets of chessmen, our CDs (in those caselogic binders) and the odd photo.

                          New for this house...I have a sewing room that doubles as a guest room. It too has a bookcase! Sewing books and French interiors.

                          I will tell the story of how I came to own a matched pair of antique rugs another day, but I will say that this is the first time since they came into my possession that I have been able to put them both down. The smaller of the two is at small boy's end of the L and the large one is in the long end of the L. I am thrilled.
                          Last edited by badgergirl; 05-11-2014, 10:09 PM.
                          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                          • Bliss - antique rugs to stretch out on and an array of good books to choose from. Welcome to your new home
                            Annie Ups the Ante
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                            • Sounds wonderful! I have dragged my own books across countries and continents; worth every penny. Most of them are OOP now. And I used to have two lovely rugs but what happened to them is a sad story.

                              I am glad small boy likes to read!
                              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                              "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                              • Moving is making me think about rooms, spaces. A Room of One's Own (Virginia was wise, each of us needs private space). When I returned to Poo Corner to begin third year, I found a box in my room: Zoom and Best Friend's Lancastrian remains. On top of the box, like a sacrifice to Zeus in reverse was a sheep's skull (a joke of sorts as I had been revolted that they collected bones from the landscape and boiled them - for art rather than nutrition). Underneath was an alarm clock, some plates and things, some bedding - not much, but enough to make me feel connected. I often think of Harriet's Most Precious Treasures, but to be fair in this instance the items were useful as well as treasured and deliberate castoffs rather than pilfered detritus.

                                The skull I mounted on my bedroom door, facing into the hallway. A sort of warning to the unwary. In those days - in the dim and distant past - I borrowed Pops's electronic typewriter for my essays. It had a ribbon cartridge and a negative of the typed words in brutal Courier was leftover at the end. I saved a line of my poetry and taped it up under the skull: bloodeagled for your eager eye. You cannot say I did not flag the insanity clearly. Oddly, no one ever turned back.

                                That year also marked the shift from cassettes to CDs, with a five-disc Technics black box for my 21st birthday. I only parted with it when we moved to Australia and still miss it. Australia is the MP3 age - tinny, soulless.
                                Last edited by badgergirl; 05-11-2014, 07:53 PM.
                                I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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