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Doctored Strangelove, or how I learned to stop worrying and get my ass to Florida. - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
Doctored Strangelove, or how I learned to stop worrying and get my ass to Florida.
First things first:

Happy Birthday inspectorjury!
How do I wish a happy birthday to someone as amazing as Dave? I don't have the words to express how wonderful you truly are. You are kind, compassionate, thoughtful, wise, funny and one of my favourite people in the world. I am honored to know you and so very proud to call you friend. You are at the top of my list of people to call when I gets me a cell phone (I'm never home long enough to pick up the landline).

Happy Birthday elsnaibs!
You are a great man, and sole consort to the entire kingdom of LdyAlcestisville. I'd love to meet you someday, and would be thrilled to work with you on a production. Considering we live on different coasts, that's probably unlikely... but stranger things have happened. Wishing you much happiness this year and always!

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Something I don't normally do, but what the heck... it's the Friday Five!

1. Is your hair naturally curly, wavy, or straight? Long or short?
If I blow-dry it when it's longer, it sometimes comes out very fine and straight, but most of the time it's got a definite wave goin' on. I remember learning about different kinds of hair in elementary school and crying "but my mom says it's WAAAAVEEEY" when my hair appeared straight under a microscope.

Does this look straight to you?

but dontcha dare call em my short and curlies!

Mom one, science zero.

I've had very long hair and extremely short hair. It's pretty short now, and that's the way I like it best.

We won't talk about the evil cowlick of doom.

2. How has your hair changed over your lifetime?
My natural colour is a dirty blonde/brown/red (really, it changes colour of its own accord). I've bleached it blonde, and currently sport a red hue of an artificial sort. It's been long. It's been short. People I haven't seen in a year or two generally don't recognize me.

3. How do your normally wear your hair?
On me head! Seriously? Towel-dry, gel and go. I'm really getting into that touseled just-outta-bed look, as inspired by my five year old self :)

I havent changed much

4. If you could change your hair this minute, what would it look like?
I don't think I'd change it. Maybe get a trim, or get it recoloured. Generally, I'm quite happy with it.

5. Ever had a hair disaster? What happened?
Hell yes. I've had the "hate my bangs, think I'll cut 'em" adolescent blues (like so many of you), and when I was a long-haired hippie in highschool, some well-meaning hairstylist with something to prove gave me poodle-perm jersey-girl hair. I cried.

And while I'm pretty happy with my hair now, that could all change tomorrow. My hair seemingly has a mind of its own. It' just playing nice for now.

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I bought something at lunch today that made me downright giddy.

I nearly squealed in the store.

The queen of the faeries will not clomp.

Black ballet shoes, I love you.

It's been too long.

And at $20, I will never go without again.

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My boss just brought me a Dan Kennedy limited-edition Bobblehead.

It looks just like this, except he agrees with everything I say.

It's cracking me the hell up :)

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In an unrelated and cryptic matter, I shouldn't fret so. It will all work out, one way or another.

Everything happens for a reason, and perhaps not all of the lessons are mine.

Speaking of lessons, what's with the letter P?

Seems to be a lotta P in my life. And how many people learned about "the grapheme ph" in kindergarten, eh?

Presently, I'll be phlying on a plane to Phlorida.

Phorget I said anything.

I wonder what my lesson is.

I think the lesson is "don't think so hard that you forget to go to the bathroom."

Now I gotta go pee.

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Whee, there's a dog in the office! Gonna go get some therapeutic pets. See you on the phlip side, pholks. :)

I'm going to have a grand weekend, and I hope you do the same!

I'm feeling all kinds of: pensive european
What I hear: dog collar jinglings

29 tall tales or Tell me a story
monkey From: monkey Date: June 20th, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC) (permalink)
hey, phuck off willya?


ldy From: ldy Date: June 20th, 2003 12:45 pm (UTC) (permalink)
What, do you think I'm phunny? Do I amuse you?

princessblondie From: princessblondie Date: June 20th, 2003 12:44 pm (UTC) (permalink)
My name in Gaelic means Queen of the Fairies :)

ldy From: ldy Date: June 20th, 2003 12:47 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Yes, it does! I remembered how surprised I was when I first heard your name (it's one of my favourites), and how so completely perfect for you it is! :)
princessblondie From: princessblondie Date: June 20th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC) (permalink)


:) well THANK YOU!!!!
alcestis From: alcestis Date: June 20th, 2003 01:04 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Don't phorget to wipe after you pee!

And an unrelated coincidence: P is the 16th letter of the alphabet and we were talking about sonnet 116.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 05:58 am (UTC) (permalink)
And who can forget that Sesame Street favourite: "P is for penis, and penis is for me?"
neenerface From: neenerface Date: June 20th, 2003 01:41 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Enjoy your weekend :)
ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 05:58 am (UTC) (permalink)
Thank you. I enjoyed my weekend MOST thoroughly!
inspectorjury From: inspectorjury Date: June 20th, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC) (permalink)
My granddaughter tells me that I am thirteen today, cause five and eight are thirteen. How about that. Thank you for those kind words.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 06:00 am (UTC) (permalink)
Hee. That's exactly how I came up with five in the first place! Smart granddaughter :)

You are amazing, Dave. Thank you for being my friend.
robp From: robp Date: June 20th, 2003 02:01 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I love the letter p! Without it my name just wouldn't be the same, especially with the silent 'b'. :)

And don't fret, everything really does work out in the end... have a bunch of phabulous phun in Phlorida!
ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 06:01 am (UTC) (permalink)
No fretting necessary! I did have a phabulous time in Phlorida :D
yoak From: yoak Date: June 20th, 2003 03:53 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Postively phabulous.

Why are you wearing a mask?
robp From: robp Date: June 20th, 2003 06:21 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Shhh... we're all actively ignoring the mask. :)
ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 06:05 am (UTC) (permalink)
...mask? What mask?
ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 06:05 am (UTC) (permalink)
...what mask? ;)

Actually, I just ripped that from an earlier post about chaining Canadian quarantine-breakers to their beds. (It was the quickest messy-hair photo I could get my hands on!)
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: June 20th, 2003 09:16 pm (UTC) (permalink)
You have the greatest hair.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 06:06 am (UTC) (permalink)
No, ma'am, YOU have the greatest hair. Holy schmoley!

Thanks for the compliment, though!
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: June 25th, 2003 07:14 pm (UTC) (permalink)


Dude, if I had red hair, (which I'd love) I'd want it to be like yours. You rock the short style, seriously.

(And thanks. :) Did you see my braids?)
elsnaibs From: elsnaibs Date: June 21st, 2003 12:13 am (UTC) (permalink)
I still reign supreme!
ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 08:46 am (UTC) (permalink)
You're the supremiest!
From: insecuritiesinc Date: June 21st, 2003 01:46 am (UTC) (permalink)

Towel-dry, gel and go....

me too...I usually use Bed Head manipulator in the summer (tropical
femme smelling shit) or American Crew pomade in the winter...
ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 08:53 am (UTC) (permalink)

Re: Towel-dry, gel and go....

I use... what the heck DO I use?

Oh, yeah. I didn't intentionally stick with this brand, and was kind of surprised that I've accumulated three products already... Got2Be's playful texturizing pomade (which I LOVE), shocking sculpting gel (which is pretty awesome, too-- I hear it glows in blacklight, but haven't tested that assertion) and defiant pomade (which I'm not keen on, but smells great!).

I've been meaning to try the BedHead stuff-- do you like it?
From: insecuritiesinc Date: June 25th, 2003 11:22 am (UTC) (permalink)

Re: Towel-dry, gel and go....

Yes, I do! It's not overwhelmingly sticky, but holds where you want it to...good enough for me!
photodharma From: photodharma Date: June 23rd, 2003 03:00 pm (UTC) (permalink)

everything doesn't happen...maybe

I question whether everything really happens for a reason.
iT seems that sometimes things just happen.
and sometimes they don't.

yellow daffodils
grow in the same place this year
as they did last year

but the only constant is change

ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 08:56 am (UTC) (permalink)

Re: everything doesn't happen...maybe

It seems to me that everything happens for a reason, but that may simply be a reflection of my psyche's desire to find patterns. The universe could be in total chaos.

Either way, the patterns amuse me :)

Pleased to meet you!
photodharma From: photodharma Date: June 23rd, 2003 03:01 pm (UTC) (permalink)

everything doesn't happen...maybe

and, o yeah
i just towel off and go.
this humidity
can't do a thing with my hair...
does it look okay?


ldy From: ldy Date: June 25th, 2003 08:57 am (UTC) (permalink)

Re: everything doesn't happen...maybe

hee-- I think your hair looks great!
29 tall tales or Tell me a story