bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 21st, 2007 11:12 am)

E dropped by yesterday to give me presents, because she rocks. I got Lush (bweee!), and an Official Robin Hood Electronic Recurve BowTM (bweeehehehehe my co-workers won’t know what hit them :D), and the Best! Hat! Ever!

I has a hat!     I has a hat!

… Please ignore the fact that I look demented in that second picture. *cough* Also, State of the Hair, six months and two days after shaving:

I has hair!

Also, a not-that-small gripe brought on by surfing YouTube for Dubliners vids:

Dear YouTubers,

Carrickfergus is not, in fact, a song originally written by Charlotte Church. No, really.

Twitchingly yours,
Melle

Link from Anna: Sock It To Me: Competitive Knitters Get Deadly Serious. I want in! :D

More Serious Link, also from Anna: Lakota group secedes from U.S. Oh my god. I can’t wait to see the official US government reaction to this. O_O

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (gryffindor)
( Dec. 3rd, 2007 12:03 pm)

Am trying to re-write my CV into a more functional CV, focussing on skills more than pure work experience. I'm having trouble coming up with skills. Augh. Any suggestions? Anyone?

So, um. I ... seem to have quit smoking. By power of sheer laziness, mostly, so yeah. I'm a bit wibble abouthow I'll hold up at work today, but the physical addiction seems to be pretty much gone, and the habit is less of a problem here than at home, but on the other hand, there's the stress. Ho hum.

Also, my hair is now long enough that I can start slicking it back in classic '50s butch style. As evidenced last Saturday at Sarah's party, where I dressed up as James Dean. You heard me. I kinda liked the look, but not what the gel did to my hair. Still, if I can find a (preferably wetlook) gel that won't fuck up my hair, I've found a good inbetweeny hairstyle, huzzah!

(And yeah, I know I've been sparse lately, but it's winter, and I go a bt quiet in winter. Don't worry about me, I'll be okay.)

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Nov. 8th, 2007 12:09 pm)

... I just talked to a Mr De Sade. o_O

PSA-ish: I'll be offline at home until next Thursday, I'm afraid. :/ But I'll be on at work and from internet cafes.

Here, have some pictures of my hair! )

bubosquared: (hufflepuff)
( Aug. 8th, 2007 12:40 pm)

Hair Update, because I just know you're all dying to know: now entering the fuzzy phase. Next up: Phase Fluffy, followed by what'll probably be at least a month or two of Phase Augh Why Do I Do This To Myself?! I spent Saturday night with olive oil and egg yolk on my head, which is about as icky as it sounds, but between that and only washing my hair with shampoo once a week, my hair does feel nice and healthy. Not sure how thick it'll be, but at least it's healthy, and I think one more henna application will get it to the colour I want it to be. Yaye!

Fun Family Things I Found Out Recently: Apparently my grandfather was the first phys. ed. teacher in Belgium. He didn't know either, but some enterprising student on a thesis mission found out and wants to interview him about it. Cool! I mean, not that it changes the fact that none of his grandkids are at all athletically inclined, but still. :D

Current poll results indicate a preference for either a free-for-all challenge, or a secret santa type one. I'm partial to secret santa type challenges myself, but they necessitate pitch hitters, and matching people up, and people feeling disappointed if they didn't get their present, and whatnot, so I'll probably go with the free-for-all. There will be signups, though, to make it easier to get artists involved.

There's an overwhelming preference for having a deadline and posting stories in one batch after said deadline, so that one's easy, and the general consensus seems to point towards a two months deadline, which seems reasonable to me. Question I forgot to ask: should there be a deadline for signups?

I'll probably get everything up and announce the challenge on the 17th/18, with the deadline at the end of October. That'll give people two months (or a little more) to write, and then give them a breather before the Secret Santas and Yuletide challenges start coming in.

Now I just need to name the damn thing. Gah.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Jul. 20th, 2007 08:09 pm)

I fully expect this to get lost in the Potterdammerüng flailing, but: Look ma, no hair! )

And now, back to your regularily scheduled boy wizard.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Jan. 31st, 2007 01:52 pm)

So when i went to change the lightbulb in the lamp that was hit by the leak in September, I found out that there was actually water in the lightbulb. o_O

Some random photos of my hair, snowy mountains, and magnetic prose. )

bubosquared: (wannabe-domme)
( Jan. 31st, 2007 02:55 am)

Ha! It's ass o' clock at night, but at least now my hovel flat is once again suitable for human occupancy visitors. \o/

Also, in yet another Experiment In hair Dyeing, I tried the packet of henna [livejournal.com profile] troubleinchina and [livejournal.com profile] padredon gave me, which apparently on bleached hair turns out rust-coloured. I kinda like it, but I'll have to see it in daylight (and dry, and actually up) before I decide if it's worth the stench of the henna. Pictures to come tomorrow, obviously. :D

bubosquared: (Default)
( Oct. 13th, 2006 08:55 pm)

My 'hawk is officially long enough to put it up properly. [Unknown site tag]

Yay 'hawk!
Yay 'hawk!
Look, I can put it up properly now!
Yay 'hawk! Part two.
Yay 'hawk! Part two.
And front view.

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (bad mo-fo)
( Aug. 28th, 2006 08:25 pm)

I'm waiting to post actual touristy pictures until [livejournal.com profile] elfiepike is back home and has posted her account of the visit, so I can be lazy and just link to her entry, but there are a couple of photos I need to post, because I now have a new haircut (don't kill me, [livejournal.com profile] troubleinchina?) and a hat!

Here there be pirates! )
bubosquared: (duff/slash)
( Jul. 25th, 2006 12:43 pm)

I don't know WTF I did to my hip, but motherfucking ow! *limps*

In other news, much as I hate the heat, I hate airco more. My voice keeps crapping out on me, and I can cut glass with my nipples at this point, and it's not even eleven yet. Grr.

And don't even get me started on the midgies ...

In other news, a poll ... )

bubosquared: (ramblin' mind)
( Dec. 14th, 2005 03:25 pm)

So I cut my hair last night (as in, my fringe, not just clipping the rest like I do every week), and I'm rather pleased with the results. Cutting one's own hair in a mirror is somewhat harder than my mother made it sound, especially trying to thin parts of it with a normal pair of scissors (as opposed to thinning sciccors, I mean), and I did nearly cut off my fingers by accident a couple of times, but at least it's nice and even and it falls properly.

(Speaking of hair, some time while I'm in Belgium will mark the fifth anniversery of the last time I saw my natural hair colour. (gnore the rest of that entry, it's embarassing.) Wheeee!)

I'm sure I had something to say that actually made sense, but it's escaped me at the moment. Crap.

bubosquared: (belgian in scotland)
( Jun. 12th, 2005 08:44 pm)

Today marks the one year anniversary of my arrival in the UK. I feel ... weird. Part of me is all "Has it only been a year?" and the other part is all "A year already?"

Hair is all clipped and bleached again, and my legs are siiiilky smooth. I feel so sexay, wheee!

bubosquared: (blather)
( May. 22nd, 2005 03:28 pm)

Just got done cutting my hair. (Yes, after only two weeks. It already started clumping together in wee spikes when I got it wet, and that just won't do.) Went pretty well, I think, though I didn't attempt to cut the fringe yet.

bubosquared: (pimpin')
( May. 7th, 2005 06:33 pm)

RIP dreadlocks, 2003-2005. *waves them bye-bye* I now have this haircut again. The fringe is a bit shorter, but otherwise, it's the same. My head feels oddly exposed.

bubosquared: (contemplative)
( May. 4th, 2005 12:58 am)

After a few months of neglect, I think my dreads are beyond fixing anymore. I've been considering going back to the crew cut for a while now, anyway, so when my dad comes over, I may just buy a set of clippers and tell him to go for it. The only downside will be that I won't be able to have my parents maintain my haircut, like they used to back then, so I have to learn to cut my own hair. Scary!

bubosquared: (blather)
( Sep. 6th, 2004 09:09 am)

My hair is red. Really, really red. I like it.

Stayed up far too late yesterday watching B5. And of course, I alternated between giggling like a lunatic (G'Kar in Garibaldi's hat! Lennier headbutting the camera!), whimpering (Poor Londo! Poor drunken Vir!), and mnaking general squeaky noises (G'Kar saying Londo's probably the loneliest of everyone, and then the scenes in the cell, and omg *squeak*).

And okay, what is with all the Jesus metaphors in this season? First G'Kar, with the whipping and stuff, then Sheridan and Garibaldi as Jesus and Judas (or was I the only one to be reminded of JCS during a lot of these scenes?).

God, I really do not want to do work today. Booo.

bubosquared: (belgian in scotland)
( Sep. 3rd, 2004 10:18 pm)

So the hair will be red (sorry to everyone who voted blue, but that'll be a bit too much for work, I think. Have to let them get used to red first), and it'll be tomorrow, because I'd not realised that Safeway's don't sell hairdye. *facepalm*

So, off to do the dishes and then take a bath. I'll be online in an hour or three, and people had better be available for me to chat with!

bubosquared: (Default)
( Sep. 3rd, 2004 06:56 pm)
[Poll #345125]

You have a little under three hours to get your vote in!

bubosquared: (happy)
( Feb. 2nd, 2004 12:37 am)

Happy birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] rockygrrl and [livejournal.com profile] elfiepike!

Three hours ago, I had a full (50ml) jar of wax. I just threw out the empty jar. I still have to tie some of my dreads and blow dry them to melt in the wax, but at least most of it's done. Ow, my arms. And I guess I'll not be doing my nails today.

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