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So, it looks like I am on my own this weekend - Danny will be going out of town for a last-minute football game before I'm even home from work, or something. I'm not sure what I will do yet. Some freelance work, hair-braiding... maybe paint. Naked somersaults through the house? Who knows.

Today I am trying to balance working on my graphic design assignments back in my office and helping out in the daycare. Benny is being really whiny. He wants my fruit salad.

This morning we had breakfast at Starbucks, as usual. We sat near the drive-through, instead of by the front door like usual. Benny and I always draw the attention of dog lovers with stories of the golden retrievers they have/had at home. He is slowly getting better at not jumping on people, but it is a struggle with an 8-month-old puppy. After breakfast, we stopped at the gas station. I had just finished pumping my gas when a minivan stopped and a "soccer dad" stuck his head out the window to say, "We just LOVE your hair!!". To which I gave my standard, "Oh, thank you!" (which I genuinely mean, even though I say it the same every time. I'm just not good at accepting compliments.) I made for my car but the dad kept talking, "Who did it?" I told him I did, and he asked if I was a hairdresser. At my "No," he then asked, "How do you DO that??" Not exactly a fast question to answer. And really, does a middle-aged man in a minivan really want the details of how I add in the extension hair and braid x 100? I ended up giving the lame, but fast answer of, "With a lot of time and patience..." The comments I get from strangers about my hair are weird and normal to me at the same time after all these years. In Target last weekend, a manager complimented my hair, then introduced herself before asking to "feel my hair". Heh.

I'd rather be napping.

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magnetic99
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
we could shoot. or go to ren fair. just thinking out loud...
punquin
Aug. 31st, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
Either would be fun, though my hair is nappy x 100000 right now - thus the weekend hair braiding.

Is it really renfair time again??
magnetic99
Aug. 31st, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
yes ma'am. starts tmw. schedule: http://www.rennfest.com/

so... hair too nappy for shootage?
punquin
Aug. 31st, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
It's the roots that are bad... 2 - 3" dreads. I guess it depends on what look you are going for... :)

I plan to knock a bunch of them out tonight after work, but I can't leave till around 7:30 pm.

How is your kitty?
magnetic99
Aug. 31st, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
a lot better. she recovered from her bladder infection. then she got her tail punctured and had to wear a cone and take more antibiotics. but shes starting to be back to normal :)

so im tentatively considering going down to richmond tmw for a networking event, but if i dont we could gtg tmw - OR - if i do, we could do something on sunday ...

shooting-wise, i have these vinelike garlands ive been wanting to wrap someone in .. :)
magnetic99
Sep. 1st, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
so . . any thoughts about your own preferences ? no pressure, what ever happens happens , tis all good .. :)
punquin
Sep. 1st, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
well, i didn't make much headway on my braids. they are too dreaded! it took 40 minutes to comb out 10 that were dreaded together, ick. So now I have about 30 of 85 done. maybe not the best look for a photoshoot? at this rate, it is going to take a couple weeks to get through them all. i have a nice headache from all the scalp=tugging...

but, if you are free after all, it would be fun to get together! i haven't seen you in ages!
giles
Aug. 31st, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
Naked somersaults through the house sounds like an embarrassing 911 call just waiting to happen. Paint sounds safer.

I used to have more of an accent (all the time) than I do now (most of the time) and people would always tell me to "say something." Target must hire really outgoing people though, I had a red t-shirt on there the other week and someone in the shoe department shouted "You look like you work here!" at me. I yelled "Sorry!" back and ran off into menswear.
punquin
Aug. 31st, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was never good at gymnastics...
sourlemon
Sep. 1st, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
I'm alone this weekend too! Boooo!

LOL @ the hair thing. When my hair was reallllllllly long, people always wanted to touch it. I thought that was weird. Who just touches people randomly?
magic888
Sep. 1st, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Well you must admit, your hair is very unique, and very pretty.

But soccar dad should have left it at the compliment.

Have a restful weekend.
-me.-
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