puddingcat: (Starbucks)
In a mix of midlife crisis, rage at the world, new runner sweatiness and inability to do things by halves, I've decided to do some fundraising for Cambridge Women's Aid.

My MyDonate page is here (CWA uses this instead of Just Giving).

(Yes, really.)

Any sponsorship, however much, would be lovely :)


May. 30th, 2008 09:51 am
puddingcat: (Flash)
I had a haircut last night.

1. The red is almost entirely gone from everywhere but my eartails.
2. It's 8 weeks to Squeefest (Eeeee!)
3. So I booked in to be turned into a blonde on 5 July.

That'll give me about a month of *being* blonde, before I go scarlet in time for Amecon. Assuming I don't decide that I love being blonde so much that red can go hang, that is.

Hairdresser is more worried than I am about what'll happen to my eartails. They might end up dirty pink or ginger, and she won't be able to tell until it's too late (unless she does a strand test. Which I said not to bother with, because it's not as if it's going to stop me).

On one hand, it's only hair. It'll grow out, and everyone at work is egging me on.

On the other, holy *crap* what am I going to look like?

(The long term plan, such as it is, is to stay scarlet for a while until it gets old, possibly try chestnut for a while, then go back to bue-black. Blue-black felt *right*.)
puddingcat: (Pretending to be tall)
Last night I decided to book a haircut, for a restyle. I've been wearing my hair up so much that it seems pointless to keep it long.

Today, I'm having the Best Hair Day I've had in months.

puddingcat: (BW at Ara)
I had a wonderful dream last night in which I got a drastic haircut (Beatles crop, but with eartails) then dyed it neon pink.

Ok; I didn't enjoy the bit where I dreamed Mum yelled at me for it, but I did like the rest.

I know Liz has pink hair, but I'd want mine to be enormously red; as red as my car. I wish I had a job where I could get away with it.


Aug. 13th, 2006 07:51 pm
puddingcat: (Woe.)
I'm Blue!

I usually use a Schwarzkopf hairdye, cos the blue overtones are obvious enough to keep me happy without annoying work. Everywhere I looked had sold out today.

L'Oreal's has dyed me blue.

The instructions told me to wet my hair first. I did, and towelled off most of the water. The dye is *still* running down me in rivulets. My hands are blue up to my wrists, and then around 50% covered to my shoulders, at which point they go 100% blue again. I have a splash on my tummy.

It's a good thing I'm not still ginger; I'd look as if I'd spent a day at the Sweeney Todd Spa & Health Centre.
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Talking (well, MSNing, which is as close as I usually get) to [livejournal.com profile] redshira last night, I'm getting more enamoured of the idea of cutting off all my hair. I'm not *quite* brave enough to go for a 2" crop & bleach what's left all at once, but I do quite like the idea of something Too Short To Put Up.

I don't want one of these styles that's gelled flat & sideways to the face at the front, and spiked up at the back. Nor do I want anything that requires skilled use of a hairdryer to keep from looking dreadful; I can just about blowdry a fringe straight, and do the upside-down-with-mousse thing, but anything that requires 3 elbows per arm is beyond me. I reckon I'll need a fringe, since I have a narrow face. My hair tends to stay flat to my head down to the tops of my ears, then has a definite kink from there on - and in the last inch, however long/short it is. Realistically, this icon is my day-to-day hair - fine and refuses to go properly straight.

Does anyone have any style suggestions that won't make me look like a middle aged potato? I have a fear of getting suggestions from haridressers, since they're all painfully trendy or drearily frumpy, or so alternative I'll be asked to stay at home until I look normal again.
puddingcat: (Default)
I reckon that, when it hits 20o anywhere, aircon should come on. That includes outside. Despite the storm yesterday, it's horribly hot & stuffy today - like breathing soup1.

I'm missing my bright ginger hair. It was dry as straw, but at least it reflected the sun. *Thinks* Though actually, it would take a while to get short enough to be off my neck. Maybe cutting it all off & going peroxide blonde would be a better idea.


[livejournal.com profile] vulgarcriminal and [livejournal.com profile] nannyo have inspired me. I'm too unpracticed to do a full install of Project Bimbo, but I'm in the mood to try Bimbo For Beginners. I've been getting into the habit of shaving my legs (gasp!) every week - though I'm still not happy with the thought of showing them in public - so I can wear long skirts to the office. My toenails are currently scarlet. What else can I add to the "technically a girl" routine?

1: Albeit consommé, rather than farmhouse vegetable.
puddingcat: (Pouting)
I'm bored.

I haven't been givenn a portfolio yet, I've finished the piece of work that kept me busy last week, and the next one lined up doesn't start until tomorrow. That's out in Leigh on an industrial estate - nothing like a bit of mid-week glamour to up the excitement. I think I might have been misunderstood when I was jumping up & down & demanding to be let back onto the truck jobs; this one's Norbert Dentressangle, who might drive the things, but don't make them, and it's the manufacture that's the fun bit. The production line at Leyland Trucks looks like the biggest Meccano set In The World Ever - you start with a stick of metal and bolt bits on as it goes back & forwards along the floor until you have a custom-built truck. It's fabulous, and I want that client back, Now.

I dyed my hair last night; inch long roots make me look as if I'm going thin on top. Unfortunately, I left it a little late & didn't have time for the proper conditioner afterwards. As a result, I'm Static Girl! today. Sensitive hair nothing; I look as if I've had a balloon rubbed against my head.

Made the mistake of looking at [livejournal.com profile] theladiesloos this morning in my boredom. The CJTC is still there, and it still appears impossible to criticise the community without being flamed, insulted & told to shut up & go away.

Anyway, the weekend in Shropshire was excellent. I should resolve to go on holiday with chefs (professional & otherwise) more often. [livejournal.com profile] professoryaffle is a superb organiser, [livejournal.com profile] minspi needs to work less (or I'll bring out the guilt trips), [livejournal.com profile] dr_wez made monkeks, [livejournal.com profile] nurse_liz is a Glorious Leader, [livejournal.com profile] nannyo a fab knitting partner, [livejournal.com profile] rms a well trained wool bitch, [livejournal.com profile] geekpsi wore a kilt, and the others proved that you don't need an LJ to be Real People. Photos are pending approval.


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