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Apr. 22nd, 2004

maybe being blonde isn't a good thing, at least for what it does to my hair.

i took a bubble bath last night. i came back later after the water had drained...

...


... and it looked like a large blonde gorilla shaved itself in our upstairs bathtub.

i've been paranoid about bald spots all day, and even thought i found one, but it turned out to be a cowlick.

it's fun (and different) for me to be blonde, but maybe i'll grow my hair out a teensy bit and go annoyingly bright blazing RED. just cuz i can. and dying my hair once red would be SO much better to it than bleaching... sometimes bleaching again... and then toning... and you do get those amazing little tubes of yummy conditioner in there, too.

we'll see.

i'm not dating anyone (actually, if i ever made an annoucement that i WAS, i think several people would fall dead instantly, immediatly after turning to each other and quixotically saying 'i thought she was GAAAAAY?!?!?' *death*), so i don't really have to worry about looking attractive to the opposite sex (especially since i'm not even remotely INTERESTED in anyone atm), but even so, i would prefer to not spend my single life BALD. or baldING. thanks.

i'm rereading (as i'm reading the world of time series, currently on book nine, kaythanks) the Death Gate Cycle by margaret weis and tracy hickman. i forgot how FUN this series was. back when i was a teen, this was my absolute favorite book series OF ALL TIME. haplo was my favorite character, i was SO in love with him. love love love.

i'm just sad that the only book in the series i currently have here is Serpent Mage. all the others are still in phoenix. *pout*

anyone else ever read this series? i remember finishing that one, being amazed and happy and ecstatic with it, and trying to get the same joy out of other weis/hickman stories, but none that i read began to touch on it.

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talkingpotato
Apr. 23rd, 2004 06:24 am (UTC)
ooo books!
I am going to check that series out as well, I've been looking for reading material lately :-)

It's so nice to see you posting again!
aubkabob
Sep. 11th, 2004 03:27 am (UTC)
Re: ooo books!
it's good to be posting again, even if i AM a bit behind on the responses!
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tarateleri
Apr. 23rd, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
If you want a really cool red I definately recommend going to Hot Topic and getting "Nuclear Red" By Special Effects. It isn't permanent but when I used it, it was GREAT! I loved it
aubkabob
Sep. 11th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)
mmmm i still may do this. the biggest question is the degree of red that my work is willing to allow me to get away with :)
amade
Apr. 23rd, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)
Actually, here's the deal with dying your hair red:

1. You might want to wait till AFTER summer to do it, because sun makes red fade very fast. If you're outside at all, generally, two weeks and your color will be this dingy shade of nasty.

2. After you'd bleached your hair, it's not a great idea to dye it red till it grows out. By bleaching the hair, you basically make it porous, and thus, once you DYE it red, it's almost impossible to get ther ed OUT.

3. Most bleaches these days are fairly gentle. With proper conditioning and care, bleaching your hair shouldn't be much more traumatic than dying it.

One of my best friends in TN was a stylist, and I've had every shade of hair and then some, going several times from blond to red, or visa versa. At one point, I had raspberry colored hair, with a big ol' chunk o' blond in the front. Hard as HELL to keep up.

If you decide you must have red hair, let a stylist do it the first time, at least. After you've been blonde, you don't wanna end up with hair the color of drying blood. (Yep, it's happened to me.)
aubkabob
Sep. 11th, 2004 07:42 pm (UTC)
in retrospect, i had ended up dying it a dark red... but, like an idiot, kept using my shampoo that i had put the anti brass stuff in for my blonde, so it eventually turned ... brown. in all my years of dying, i had never had that happen ;)

the second time went much better, though i need to redye my bangs, because the red didnt turn out nearly as vibrant on that part as it did the rest. thankfully, since i have such short hair, i was able to only mix half of it and have it completely cover, leaving the other half for touchups :)

and thanks for the advice!
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gingerdc9
Apr. 23rd, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
I'd like to see a pic of you as a blonde! :-)
madmadhatter
Apr. 23rd, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
oooh. i've looked at that series by weis and hickman but never have actually read it. i've read all (that i know of) the dragonlance series though and just loved it. hehehe, just got a big grin thinking of kender!
aubkabob
Sep. 10th, 2004 10:29 pm (UTC)
i think anyone that CAN'T smile when thinking of kender DOESN'T HAVE A SOOOOUL.
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lordrexfear
Apr. 23rd, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC)
I have a bunch of Weis/Hickman and read them a LONG LONG time ago. Maybe I should read them again. I don't think any of it was part of the Deathgate Cycle... it's this thing about a sword I believe.
aubkabob
Sep. 10th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
oh yeah, that series. after reading the main dragonlance ones and the death gate cycle ones, i ran out and bought any weis/hickman books i could find, including a space series, and the sword ones.

i couldn't get into either.
birdofparadox
Apr. 23rd, 2004 03:30 pm (UTC)
you should rub olive oil into your scalp and hair at least twice a month. leave it in a few hours, then shampoo out. it did wonders for my ginger spice hair.
aubkabob
Jul. 22nd, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC)
ooh, thanks for the tip :) i shall have to try that!
crashboombang
Apr. 24th, 2004 01:14 am (UTC)
Ew, Phoenix.
aubkabob
Jul. 20th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
i miss it, which i suppose is natural, but not enough to move back, and hardly enough to even bother visiting.

funny how that works.

telling me i should move back up here to be with mom and jess was thee best advice i've ever had. thank you.

LOL how does it feel, CHANGING SOMEONE'S LIFE?
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aubkabob
Sep. 10th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
about the same in the pics of me dying my hair blonde, only it's a dark bright red now. still have long bangs...

and still quite pudgy.
silverwraith
Apr. 25th, 2004 05:02 am (UTC)
I've read the first three books and I have Serpant Mage on my shelf of unread fantasies. Haplo is quite the bad-ass. and he's got tattoos all over his body. how cool an anti-hero can you be? *grin*
aubkabob
Sep. 11th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC)
oh, they get SO much better after the first three... well, actually the 3rd one was kind of fine, haplo kicks ass and starts getting a conscience in book 4, book 5 is about a ton of other people and has practically nothing to do with haplo at all, and in book 6 it starts to freaking ROCK.
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inisfair
Apr. 27th, 2004 02:29 am (UTC)
Red heads rule.

I loved the Death Gate Cycle when I read it. Another one of my favorites from years back is The Dark is Rising series from Susan Cooper, and Fred Saberhagens Sword series. I have the Susan Cooper ones that I plan to re-read as soon as I finish re-reading I, Robot.
aubkabob
Sep. 10th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
my mom was telling me how wonderful fred's sword stuff was, i believe. i used to have a vampire one from him that i never got around to reading.

yes. i love how in depth the death gate cycle is, and love the drunken deep discussions that it's spawned between my brother and i regarding it.
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