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Today, I have ...
1) Been a little disappointed at not getting out to Lombard to Alien Entertainment, at which I'd hoped to indulge in an orgy of fannish buying. On the other hand, it was cold, snowy, and the journey would have been without my Best Beloved. It can wait.
2) Gotten more than half of the jobs I tasked myself with today done. I'm rather impressed with this, given my track record over the past two weeks.
3) Had altogether too much ice cream.
4) Dyed my hair. It's quite Donna-ish right now. I am well pleased.
5) Developed a bit of a taste for split pea soup with ham. Which, of course, means I must make some tomorrow.
6) Been impressed with the cheesily magnificent, and oddly sophisticated 1926 movie Don Juan; John Barrymore really buckled his own swash with elan, Mary Astor was pretty cool as the woman who taught him how not to be a cad, Estelle Taylor was one hell of a Lucrezia Borgia, Myrna Loy played a snake of a lady's maid; everyone else was magnifico, including - and especially - Willard Louis, the guy who played Don Juan's servant. God, I love TCM.
7) Decided that the world isn't quite as dark as it seemed last Thursday and Friday. I have no doubt that, at some point, I'll decide it's dark all over again. But not tonight.

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belsum
Mar. 30th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Oh I love Donna-colored hair. I kept mine that shade of not-quite-real orangeish red for years and years.
kaffyr
Mar. 30th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
I turned my hair this shade of red shortly before I got pregnant with First Born, and have kept it ever since. For the first few years, it was one of my few luxuries, and I'd have Scott, my colorist do it. In fact, I followed Scott to three different salons, because I didn't like what other folks did to my hair. When we got poor as church mice again, I picked up dye that was the closest analog to the coloring Scott gave me, and BB did my roots. Finally, I started doing it myself, and it's been that way ever since.
belsum
Mar. 31st, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
I definitely thought that I would go Lucy and keep my hair red for the rest of my life. But after 5 or 7 years I got bored and started playing with other colors. I've actually been natural (if you can believe that!) for like 3 years now. But it's time to play with color again. And...I think I might want to revisit the oranges and reds! HA!
kaffyr
Apr. 1st, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
Rejoining the club? If you do, welcome back!
maruad
Mar. 30th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
5) Developed a bit of a taste for split pea soup with ham. Which, of course, means I must make some tomorrow.

I love pea soup but only if it is made with yellow peas. I detest the stuff made with green peas (although I like green peas). Don't know why. Must be one of those childhood leftovers from when I lived with my grandparents.
kaffyr
Mar. 30th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
I like the yellow peas better myself, although I won't pass up green pea soup either (and we will not indulge in all the jokes the last half of that sentence might suggest. Heh.)

The foodstuffs that were almost ruined by growing up with my grandparents were many; cooked spinach, poached fish, carrots (you haven't met "unappealing" until you've stared at a mound of mashed and overcooked carrots sitting, lumpy and sullen, on your plate) and probably a whole bunch more. I eventually learned to love all but the poached fish. And I hasten to assure you that my grandmother was actually a gifted cook - she failed only in the cooking of vegetables, because she'd been brought up in the Can It or Overcook It British tradition of vegetable handling.
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