Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Ah, I love those chemicals...

I feel so much better today. Work had nothing to do with it as it was, well ,work and by definition it's not a place you do happy things in - unless it's pay day. It was chemicals. What you ask? Am I on drugs? No, reality is way too like a trip for me some times man. No, it’s all to do with intense red streaks applied to my hair. They always make me feel good – not just because I like the way they look but I’m sure the chemicals are good for me. No really. Over the last 2 months due to various life things going on I did not get to go to the hairdresser. I missed my intense red chemicals. I missed the unnatural red look. I feel able to kick arse…okay, I always able to do that but, it’s like Popeye without spinach, some things are just meant to be.

I also got my hair straightened. I was asked to be a model for the apprentice. I don’t mind doing this and they always ask me. I believe everyone needs to learn and if we cannot sit for another 30 minutes to give someone a chance to practice then I reckon we’re pretty lousy people. Okay, and yes, I get a nice discount.

See how altruistic I am to the apprentice but also my bank balance? So I now have glossy, straight, red streaked hair. My hair is generally straight. I say ‘generally’ because it’s usually straight in the front, depending on care factor when I get up and it’s wavy at the back. I know – I’m a freak. Hairdressers always say, “You know if you cut your hair short it would go curly.” It doesn’t. It remains straight in the front and wavy at the back. I am an original. Like many people, who probably won’t admit to it, I did have a perm years and years ago. It was during the whole Grease thing when Sandy became the ‘bad girl’. Who knew you did not have to have curly hair to be bad naturally?

Speaking of curly hair, many years ago when I was traveling the world, I ended up in the US. We had a great time. Aussies generally do when they travel as we are flexible by nature and if the drinks are free we like it. Anyway, a bunch of us were in Pismo Beach – great place

by the way - and we were very tired and emotional – translationhung over – and we decided due to our respective feral states we would have a hair cut. I fell asleep in the chair due to being tired and emotional and I woke up to find this weird curl thing at the front of my head. The lady, very nice, thought it looked good. It probably did on a kewpie doll. I ain’t no kewpie doll. I think sometimes it’s just better to look feral.

The winner of the random Amarinda competition. Thank you to all who entered. On suck up (that’s a good thing in Aussie speak) factor alone Karen has won the free download of one current release. Karen’s answer – encompassed Bundy rum – a Queensland drink and she invoked the magical biscuit name - it was -
Stress? I don't see any stress! Do you see any stress? However, if I did experience any stress, I think I would like to try Bundaberg Rum Dry & Lime. That sounds so good. I recently read about this Australian rum while I was researching various alcoholic beverages from around the world. Will have to investigate to see if I can have that stuff shipped to my state in the US.

But, a good substitute for a tall, cool Rum Dry & Lime would be a box of Tim Tams. Again, I've never had those but they sound so-o-o good and would be an excellent stress reliever, IMO

Thanks to everyone who attended the chat. Writers always like feedback – good, bad or indifferent.

Anny is talking about swords and romance on – I have a story about a sword and romance but I may get in trouble if I use it. So maybe I’ll use it tomorrow. Kelly is discussing the care and maintenance of performing seals on or maybe not…

The Eternity competition starts today! Let the pigeons loose! Who has the clue? Stuffed it I know but click on all the names below and see who it is.

What could you spend an eternity doing? What is your passion? Your hunger? Your deepest desire? Each day beginning February 5 and running through February 14 one of the ten authors will complete the line, "My darling I could spend eternity…" on either their blog or website. Collect all ten answers and e-mail them to with Eternally Yours in the subject line to win some hot, romantic books. There will be three lucky Valentine winners.

The prizes –

1st prize--5 books

2nd prize--3 books

3rd prize--2 books

The books

Sandra Cox
Mona Risk
To Love a Hero
Brynn Paulin Tribute For the Goddess
Bronwyn Green Mystic Circle
Cindy Spencer Pape Stone and Earth
N.J. Walters Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke
Elyssa Edwards Mating Stone
Amarinda Jones Shades of Gray
Kelly Kirch Time for Love
Anny Cook Honeysuckle

Entries must be in by February 16 at midnight EST. All books and prize winners will be drawn randomly.
Go ahead: Live with abandon. Be outrageous at any age. What are you saving your best self for?


Karen H in NC said...

Hi Amarinda,

Thanks ever so much for choosing my comments. Love the 'suck up' phrasing, but it is all true. When I found the website for that rum I was so intrigued I am going to talk to my post office people to see if I can import a bottle (or 2 along with some Tim Tams!)

Look forward to reading the book I chose!

Anny Cook said...

Ah, of course, that's it. You're absolutely correct, it must be the chemicals! And the red hair! Glad you're feeling more like your self. Wonderful what hair color can do for us!

Kelly Kirch said...

A curl? Who, after having met you, would be stupid enough to think a curl on your forehead was a good idea?? Did you insult her before you fell asleep?

Bronwyn's Blog said...

I was thinking of that same nursery rhyhme about the curl...snort.

I'm happy to see your previous bad day didn't require dreads. I was worried.

Mona Risk said...

Glad to see you in a good mood, AJ. Although you are funny when all pissed of. I'm trying to imagine you with red streaks. My hair is always frizzy, but it has stopped affecting my mood long ago.

Sandra Cox said...

Straight in the front, wavy in the back. Yup we must have the same genes. Its the pits isn't it? Though your hair is probably much thicker than mine.
Glad you had a good day!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

*sigh* My hair just kinks at all the wrong spots. I think I'm just a freak! LOL Glad to hear you're in a better place today (not the afterlife, of course):D. Ooh yes, sign me up for one of those bottles of Bundy. My favourite rum!

JacquƩline_Roth said...

My first thought was the nursery rhyme too.

Hair is one of God's little jokes on humanity. Almost no one likes the color, texture, curl or thickness of their hair. And we spend billions trying to make it grow where it doesn't want to and stop growing where it does want to.

Georgie Lee said...

This reminds me I need to touch up my roots. I wish my hair was curly instead of stick straight. Oh well. It's better than being bald.