Pre-post-wedding-season I’d already decided to cut my hair a couple inches to revive it. Then yesterday I decided I wanted to do something totally different. I’m too lazy to style my hair, so a nice color seemed in order. I wanted an obnoxious shade of purple, but the stylist seemed to find me too timid, so, she opted for a more violet-y red. Then she layered it a bit and trimmed the heinous ends off. It’s pretty subtle, but its added some sexy red highlights and it looks much healthier. Rawr.
Also, yesterday (and this is on the 27 list, even though I still haven’t updated the page): I saw my first 3D movie! I don’t know that I really like 3D movies–but now I’ve at least seen one and can confirm I don’t really like it. But I did like the movie itself. You should go see THOR Dark World right now.
Victoria’s Secret is launching a new fragrance, and I just saw the commercial on TV during an episode of Big Bang Theory. It’s some sickeningly thin woman in a bra and panties wearing a tiara and walking around Paris. You can watch it here.
What’s upsetting me is that the song during the commercial, “Liz On Top of the World” by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, is from the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack. Notably, that weird-ass scene where Lizzie is standing on the edge of a cliff. I don’t care that the scene was all artsy and I don’t particularly dig it – I love that movie and that song and I HATE that Victoria’s Secret is using it (in a really fucking weird way, might I add, because its poetic piano nature makes no sense with the content of the commercial). I also think it’s whack because the song, from a movie adapted from a novel, feels like a slap in the face to Jane Austen.
This is it. I’ve had plenty of blonde, and I’ve had strands washed out at the bottom but still dark on top, but I haven’t had a from-the-root GREY hair until today. Look at that little guy, only about two or three inches long.
Given the fact that hair grows roughly half an inch a month, I’d say that means this dude started about May. You know, that time when my boss was on maternity leave and my whole world turned upside down and my job responsibilities became a seriously unachievable joke and then all my friends started getting married and my bank accounts dried up.
I know, right? I’m 27 with (a) grey hair. I can’t possibly understand what caused it. But welcome, old age. I happen to like silver, which is an accent color at the wedding I’m in this weekend. Bonus!
I am truly and honestly entreating for strength to ignore the bullshit at work, to curb my temper, to bite my tongue, to focus and get work done, to sleep at night, to face the stress I’m feeling, and–most importantly–to help make this the best wedding of the year for my favorite person!
St. Brigid – now is the time I need your patronage of sailors to apply to me as a DG, and your patronage of printing presses to apply to me as an editor in publishing, and I ask for your help getting through this week as well. That’s what confirmation saints are for, right?
This year was one for the romantics. And the nerds. And the badboys.
#5 Jesse Pinkman Breaking Bad
I really didn’t like this guy the first few seasons, but he’s got that whole scruffy bad boy with a good heart thing.
#4 Arthur Pendragon Merlin
He really grew up in this last season, and his teeth are fixed, and he wears chainmail. Rawr.
#3 Spencer Reid Criminal Minds
Extremely intelligent snappy dressing nerd. Need I say more?
#2 Nick Miller New Girl
Total goof wearing plaid, mild to no ambitions, and a heart of gold.
#1 Neal Caffrey White Collar
I mean, mother of god. He looks this good near-naked and even better in a suit. He’s the ultimate romantic and a total rulebreaker. Swoon.
This time last year I was drinking beer in London with my dad and aunt.
Until we’re done with 2013.
66 days until I’m done working at PB. Done with two jobs. Done with work-filled days, nights, and weekends. Done living off food court and restaurant food. Done not having enough time to clean or do laundry. Done living in a constant state of caffeinated, work-induced stress.
DONE DONE DONE