1. I am in a hair-related quandry. My Libran indecision is in full flower. My blue hair is fading, and is beginning to take on that look of jeans that should only be worn while painting or cleaning; the fading has moved beyond fashionable distress.
I have several choices before me:
a: dark, dark brown. the dye I have is reddish to counteract the coolness of the blue underneath. Not so red as to repeat the chocolate cherry fiasco of yesteryear. (actually, in digging up that post to add the link, I found it's from exactly a year ago. October 9. Do I sense a pattern here?)
b: black. I have a box of blue-black, but I don't know if my skin tone is quite ready. I need to be paler, and I"m still holding on to some summer color. But, it just occurred to me that it might turn out to be more navy blue, which could be kinda cool.
c. fuschia (don't ask me why I have this. I just do). I wouldn't be doing all-over fuschia, just some ends.
d. blue again. Keep the party rollin, yo.
Bear in mind my 30th birthday is Friday, and there will most likely be pictures taken. This makes me lean toward brown. It is the safest option. But I don't know. All options are on the table. I want to know what you think. So comment, and vote.
2. Speaking of my birthday, I'll be out all weekend. If you're local, you'll be able to find me. Liquid Charm on Friday, Tattooed Moms on Saturday. If you really think you might come out, email me for my phone number. The picture on the left is the flyer for where I'll be Friday night. My old friend Jeremy (and ex boyfriend, circa 1996) will be spinning some techno.
3. I'm on the LLL hotline this week. How do I know? I just got a phone call. But it wasn't the usual Day 5 Panic phone call, it was from a woman at a methadone clinic wondering if LLL is a safe place to refer these women, if they would recieve any judgement, etc.
I said I had no experience with methadone and breastfeeding, but I would read up on it so I could be a valuable resource for them. She started talking about how there's less withdrawal symptoms for the baby, and she took down my address and is sending me some recent research. When I get what she's sending me, I'll do a post summarizing what I've learned, so we can all learn about methadone and breastfeeding.
By the end of the conversation, I had decided to do a book drive for her clinic. I'll be announcing it at the next LLL meeting that I lead, I'll be telling all my friends, and I'm telling you. If you have any books you'd like to donate to a library for new mothers getting back on their feet after heroin addiction, email me and I'll tell you wehere to send em.
Seriously, they have about three books, and one of them is What To Expect. They really need our help!