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traffic light hair

I did my hair over at the weekend. It was supposed to be autumnal, but it's ended up looking more strawberry-and-lime. Now, every time I look at my hair, I want a cocktail. Note matching "traffic light" amber earrings. That was an accident. I was in a state of some misery last night, and, chased out of the office by hoovers and feelings of inadequacy, I wandered home via Oxford Holographics. Ah, beautiful earrings and things that glitter and glow. The owners (I think -- a nice old couple) were in, and asked me how they could improve the shop. I was at a bit of a loss --- one preened when I said they had about the best silver jewellery in town, I suppose he must make some of it. The other told me he wasn't easily impressed by glowing things, and gave me tips on how to operate the fiddly LED switches. Bah, I can't find an online UK supplier for the colour-changing beach balls. But look! The Glow Pet Store. Confuse your cat in the dark!

Look! Someone I don't know has posted this inspired mash-up of the "Sex Appeal" chapter of Wizard How to Draw Superheroes and Jon Berger's Ways of Seeing. If you care, the original versions can be found a ways down in this image-heavy post how to draw female comic characters (according to Wizard)... scroll down for more triangle tit-wrappers, balloon breasts and barbie tip-toe legs than you can stand -- and some engorged muscle-men, too.

Aaargh. Putting it off for quarter of an hour hasn't helped. There's no way I can respond politely to this email. Maybe I can put it out as a livejournal poll or something. Tomorrow.

Oh, I found someone who will sell me savory! My first Seasoned Pioneers order turned up this morning -- a fragrant little cardboard box full of exotic spice mixes (they sell a mediterranean mix with lavender, though I went for a very pleasant sounding Ras el Hanout and a rich-sounding mix called Dukkah) and a few other oddities, including sassafrass! Prompt service, good prices and cute little resealable spice packets. Mmm-mm. Recommended.


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26th Sep, 2006 17:38 (UTC)
I like the hair.
26th Sep, 2006 17:45 (UTC)
your hair! so great!
26th Sep, 2006 17:47 (UTC)
I want a cocktail. Hey, do you like margueritas?
27th Sep, 2006 06:54 (UTC)
Hey, who *doesn't* like margueritas?
26th Sep, 2006 17:55 (UTC)
You have the best hair.
It's like skittles.
26th Sep, 2006 18:02 (UTC)
ooh, thanks for the spices link, I've been wondering where I might get fun high-quality spices. :)
26th Sep, 2006 18:56 (UTC)
I love the hair!!

One of my favorite deli-people has a head of bright neon-pink hair, she keeps it that way 'cause her husband loved it when he was alive.
26th Sep, 2006 19:00 (UTC)
Your hair makes me want sherbert.
26th Sep, 2006 19:06 (UTC)
hooray your hair! it's definitely more cocktail than autumn but it's very pretty! oh it's like those rosy apple boiled sweets. mmm.
26th Sep, 2006 19:12 (UTC)
Okay, I looked at the How To Draw pieces, and tried to strike some of those sultry poses in front of the mirror. It looked like someone trying to balance two spacehoppers on top of each other. Bah. Tomorrow I shall stomp around and make right-angles with my hands and feet.
26th Sep, 2006 19:45 (UTC)
Female Superhero Sex Appeal?
Clearly all one needs is fur clothing and a club. Hair-yanked trophy optional. :-p
26th Sep, 2006 22:39 (UTC)
Oxford Holographics is one of those shops that it is hard to believe keeps going, much in the manner of Gameskeeper (*). It has been there for as long as I can remember.
I guess it dates back to the dear dead days of the 70s when holograms were the new art-form and everyone was going to have one on their wall next to the trim-phone, the Grundig Speakers and the hook with the keys to their hover-car (as thrown into the bowl at 70s wife-swapping parties).

(*) my hypothesis is that John and Carol are CIA (or probably NSA actually) recruiters.
27th Sep, 2006 06:52 (UTC)
if John and Carol are NSA
The guys at Oxford Holographic are definitely more in the MI5/6 vein. Maybe I should have responded more vaguely ....
27th Sep, 2006 21:45 (UTC)
Fab candy hair!
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