I accidentally ended up with two copies of Out of Range and Puddle Dive (long story) so i donated them to the library because no one else in the system has them. Now all i need to do is get Not So Soft and Imperfectly for Norwood and we’ll be all set. I find it mildly odd that MLN has stuff like The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere and Ani’s Swing Set EP but they don’t have two (formerly four) of her regular albums.
I was awash in compliments on the new haircut. Margot said, “Of course, you look about 12 years old.” Gee, thanks, Margot. I used to say i looked 14 and then just recently i upgraded to 16. After the haircut, though i’ve stopped caring. Eventually i will post pictures, though, and i think i’ll include a poll as to how old i look. And yes, i know i’ll appreciate it when i’m older. I can see this looking at my 43-year-old mother who could still pass for later 20s if she tried. Though looking 20-something for the rest of my life is hardly something that thrills me. Sharon and i were discussing this and we would gladly trade our ends of the “not looking our age” spectrum. I was reminded of Linda and Alaina wanting to trade hair (very curly versus super straight). Sharon said “all of my friends love the hair I have, that dries in like 15 minutes without a blowdrier and never tangles, and I would kill for curly hair.” I must admit i’ve never really wanted to trade my hair. A slightly more interesting color, maybe, and perhaps a bit more body, but i’m quite content with straight hair. But yes, back to the library. After Margot said that (and please do understand that she teases a lot, as does everyone i work with, really) i was telling everyone what she said and most everyone assured me that i did not in fact look 12. Beth was effusive in praise of the haircut. She also said i look college age. I was much with the happy. Jane said short hair is supposed to make you look older, and i said that’s what i’d thought. Terry said i don’t look 12, i look 15, and later he called me his 14-year-old-girl. Oh yes, i feel the love. Actually, the first thing he said to me (when he first saw me, much earlier in the day) was “You got your hair cut after all.” What the hell kind of response is that? I had told him on Friday (July 26) i was gonna get my hair cut, and when i came in on Monday (July 29) without it cut he asked me about and i told him i was gonna get it cut after i got back from New York. [He was the only person at work, incidentally, who knew i was gonna get my hair cut.] I asked him about it later and he said he totally didn’t think i would really go through with it. Okay then.
This amused me.
Here is your horoscope for Tuesday, August 6.
Everyone is welcome. Other Signs may complain, but Cancer is overjoyed at a fresh start. Your instincts are reliable. Boundaries are observed but not enforced. The honor system is in effect these days.