Monday, January 27, 2014

Since last we spoke

Hey, bebehs.  How's things?  The last two weeks in The Cave have been…. good.  Let's see, what have I gotten up to?
Someone's staining his fur with his dandelion greeeeeens!  Seriously, though, rabbit lips are funny.
Found the Queen of All Beets (I did not purchase- this is TOO MUCH BEET)
Seriously considered buying western roper boots, but am quite gun-shy about footwear lately. 
Read something wise in a very small book.  The rest of the book is not necessary, this is enough.
Got sick of my power and audio cables wrapping messily around my gearshift, so I stuck them together and covered them in half hitches.  It's 900% tidier in my car now.  
Bought some red rosin paper to try on my floor.  I kinda like it.  It dries to a sort of brick color, less winey.  I may do a lot of my floor this color, and have the gold weave through as a sort of river thing.
 And, as happens every year, the hummingbird who made a nest in my yard had children.
January 19

January 21- Meet Hunter and Joe Crow.  They are blurry because the nest is over my head and I can't exactly see what I'm doing.  
January 23- getting bigger.
January 25- they grow beakier.
January 26- still working on feathers.  Please note the grey fluffy stuff- this is my dryer lint.  

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy Gnu's Ears

Hello, darlings.  The holidays are over!  Hooray!  I am never sad to see them go.  As the hardest-core introvert anyone has ever met, I can honestly say that the holidays are my #1 drain on social-energy stores.  Between family stuff and the winter day camp at work, I have had to borrow against January's social energy supply.  Tomorrow is the last day of camp, and then I will probably hibernate all day Saturday.  I'm taking Monday off, then it's back into the fray.

Since we last spoke, I have had an exciting array of hair colors.  Only the first one was intentional.

This is primarily MP Shocking Blue, with a bit of MP Ultra Violet to purple it up.  The back was entirely blue.  And whose eyeballs are these?  They look very alien to me.  That is not what I look like when I look in the mirror.
The blues fade with every shower.  THIS is what I see when I look in the mirror.  Fear my mighty teeth.  FEAR.
Dude, what the hell?  How on earth did this happen?  Everyone else who uses those colors fades to grey.  I've managed to fade to highlighter pink and neon red.  The yellow bit is the part that I think has never been purple, only blue.  Still. If pink hair looked good on me, I'd be in business, because I would NEVER have to touch it up.

 Giftmas came and went.  I feel like I gave some really useful stuff this year- decent headphones, wine openers, towels, gift cards for booze.  I was given a cordless drill and an aromatherapy vaporizer and  some kitchen knives, which was fantastic.  
A coworker gave me a very appropriate beer koozy.  FYI, I swear.  A lot.
Trixie got a squeaky toy, and a light-up collar for night walks, and a bunch of tennis balls, and some cookies, and all the wrapping paper.  She also got to hang out with my brother-in-law's Boxer, and she behaved wonderfully.  It's making me think I need to find her a big live-in boyfriend.  I'd probably lose custody of the bed, though.  I'd have to sleep in the guest room.

 My car's battery shit the bed yesterday, so that was a fun way to start 2014.  Fortunately, this happened in my driveway, and I have alternative modes of transportation.  Only two (flat) miles to work!
Please note the rat carrier strapped to the crate full of baked goods and covered in plastic ferns.  There is a glittery bow on the back.  I AM AN ADULT.
Did some baking yesterday for Coworker AL's birthday.  He wouldn't specify what sort of birthday treat he wanted- and I have filled some really weird orders from coworkers before- so I went with the most ridiculous dessert I could feasibly produce…. behold, the Slutty Brownie (layer of chocolate chip cookie dough, Oreo cookie, brownie batter on top, baked in a muffin tin).  That'll teach you to let me choose your birthday treat. 
Been spending quality time with these two idiots, as they need human interaction to keep from going full-feral.  I sit in their enclosure and read after the campers go home.  Occasionally I talk to them about what I'm reading.  They don't have much to say about the epidemic of unmotivated, adrift boys in our culture.  They had more to say over Xmas when I was reading a novel about Krampus battling Santa Claus.  They're Team Krampus.
What is this pose, guys?  You are weirdos.
 On New Year's Eve, after I hustled the last of my campers out the door and fed los dos conejos, I bought myself an embarrassingly large steak, a bunch of root vegetables, and a cupcake.  I ate all of it, walked the dog, and then set about building a fire to burn some hats that were abandoned in my house in November.  Lit the whole thing up, and then couldn't bring myself to do it.  Part of it was not wanting to burn possible synthetics in my fire pit, but mostly I didn't want to be the sort of person who burns personal objects.  I have no contact with the person who abandoned the hats, so I don't quite know what to do with them.  Oft-worn hats seem very… I don't know… vibrationally absorbent.  Any method of disposal seems like a hex.  I burned the last of my banishing powder instead.  Felt good to get that off of my Shelf of Important Treasures.  I don't intend to need banishing powder again.  Now I just need to figure out what to do with these damn hats.  

I was not sad to see 2013 go.  It was kind of a shit year.  Seriously, it just blew on every possible front.  I've decided that 2014 will be better (dead battery notwithstanding).  I've been in a pretty good mood since the middle of November, now I just have to go about repairing the damage done before I got my world straightened out.  And figuring out how to get the pink out of my hair.  I'm sure I'll figure that out eventually.

2014's motto.