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Mar. 4th, 2004

first of all, i love this meme.... if you haven't already, feel free to reply so i can tell you all how fantabulous you are and why i adore having you around :)

i'm sick. yes, again. woke up yesterday with a HORRENDOUS head cold. coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever. blargh. i'm beggining to think that working retail hath caused me to have the immune system of Bubble Boy. you would think that after almost 7 months of this, that i would have built it up at least SOOOME! grargh.

i'm still toying with hacking my hair off. maybe doing that and going blonde at the same time, though i think that such a drastic change would frighten people greatly. so maybe just an obnoxious red? but wouldn't it be harder to go from red to blonde later, than to go from my natural dark brown to blonde? i just want to PLAY with my hair. it's been forever since i tried to have fun with it.

other than that, not much going on here.

i've noticed that walking in vancouver differs greatly than walking in phoenix. in phoenix, i would get honked at repeatedly, cat calls galore, spit at, things thrown at me, etc. here? everyone walks. or has walked at some point, so people for the most part leave you the hell alone. which is great.

i walk up andresen to get to work every day, and for those that are not familiar with it, the stretch of andresen from 40-something (where comcast is) to 4th plain road has no sidewalk, and it's a massively busy street, complete with freeway entrance (causing me to walk under an overpass)... i still feel quite exposed when i walk that stretch during rush hour, and nervous when i walk it when it's still dark and dead. (there's swampy fields on either side of the road... no one can hear you scream! hee hee)

it's .. weird. i have people wave and smile at me as i'm walking. i've received one, maybe two cat calls the entire 3 months i've been making that walk. once, on my way home, someone in a white SUV yelled out in a man's voice "AAAUBRAAY!". i still have no idea who the hell that was.

i do get hit up for change quite a bit from transients, and from teens that HAVE to be on SOMETHING. (trembling teenage boy, 6' tall and weighing two pounds, disheveled hair, mucky glasses, and pockmarked face asking 'you wouldn't happen to have a quarter, would you?')

there's birds. pigeons have set up house under the overpass, and all freak out and fly away, to lit on a street lamp just outside of the pass every time i walk through. i left them a chunk of pizza once on my way to work. the chunk is still there days later, it looks like they took a bite and then snubbed the rest.

there's Chester. he's the raven (or is he a crow? i don't know the difference...) that has set up shop in a little field next to Jack in the Box. he's there every afternoon, rooting through the grass and puddles for food, pausing to sit up and caw his face off at me for walking by. Chester cracks me up.

on my way to work yesterday, i found a bird head under the overpass. just a head. no body anywhere. was it a cat? did the other birds get angry that it came into it's area and pecked him to death? but could they eat bones? and why stop at the head?

anyhoo. i'm done rambling. i need more coffee. and i'm out of dayquil. boo hoo.

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jecook
Mar. 4th, 2004 07:45 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain. I'm sick too.

Arizona, I've found, is not a place for people to walk around. Go figure.
aubkabob
Jul. 14th, 2004 06:54 am (UTC)
who knew? considering it's located oooooooooooh... 3 miles from the center of the SUN.
birdofparadox
Mar. 4th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
you made me blush.
aubkabob
Jul. 14th, 2004 08:22 am (UTC)
hee hee, well every word that i said (so many months ago) is still true.

i so need to be around more. it's people like you that make me miss lj.
birdofparadox
Jul. 14th, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
i miss you being around here, too. you're one of my favorite never-seen-with-my-eyes friends :D
aubkabob
Jul. 22nd, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC)
YAY! *holds a parade*
baryon
Mar. 5th, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)
Get yourself a bicycle. It will be faster, and you can zip by all these people who are on foot.

Hope you get better soon.

*Hands Aubrey a big mug of espresso*
aditu
Mar. 5th, 2004 03:14 am (UTC)
bike
That's a good idea. Bit faster, clean transport, don't have to be on your feet...
Feel better.
energon_martini
Mar. 5th, 2004 03:27 am (UTC)
Dood... hack it off. Have fun. I love my short hair. It's fun, spikey, dries fast, and you can cycle quickly through colors because of the fast turnover rate.

And the bird head? Dunno. We once found an inside out squirrel out by our shed in the yard. 'Twas awful. I think natural hunter/predators like to mess with the humans.
aubkabob
Jul. 11th, 2004 06:26 am (UTC)
i'm still loving my short spiky hair, though i sometimes get quite wistful for my long locks! *sigh*
liv4jesus
Mar. 5th, 2004 03:52 am (UTC)
it's harder going from red to blonde than brown to blonde... with red you end up with a lot more warm tones, so it will often look orangy unless the person coloring it really knows their color, and if you're doing it yourself, i would highly suggest blonde before red and not after, because those do it yourself colors are just harder to predict...
aubkabob
Jul. 11th, 2004 06:25 am (UTC)
i totally miss being blonde, now that it's all said and done, but i'm SO not missing my hair constantly falling out or the constant upkeep!
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