new look

Ok ok ok, first of all I have to say that I’ve never dyed my hair at a real professional salon and Erin did such a freakin’ fantastic job!!!!!!

There has been no dye transfer to my pillow, hands are not stained purple, hair doesn’t feel crispy, my “virgin scalp” (harhar) isn’t super itchy or flaking or otherwise feeling mega damaged, and IT MATCHES MAH GLASSES!!!!

Yes, I’ve used store box stuff. Yes, I’ve gone to a mall salon…ick…(they didn’t destroy my hair but the color never lasted very long and I never went wild with a dramatic dye job.)



Ready to take down some Titans!

As most of you know, I have incredibly dark brown/black hair, my hair has natural dark dark dark brown highlights, and Tonie permed me back in October. With that all being said, I had to be bleached twice, as kind of expected, and only had the dye in for about 20 minutes….it may have been the full 30 minutes, but I wasn’t paying attention to the clock because it was burning so bad. But I wanted this color so bad!!

Transition photos:


 Totally worth the 5 hours and the stinging. TOTALLY WORTH IT. Face keeps smiling at nothing in particular and that’s the way I like it. XD

For upkeep I also purchased some fancy smancy shampoo and conditioner. Did you know you can buy shampoo and conditioner with colored toner in it? I totally didn’t know! And now you know.

Since I am a daily washer it is going to be interesting resisting going full blown shampoo the next few days. I’m going to try to wait as long as possible before the first wash of my newly dyed hair. And when I do wash, it will be with my new special shampoo and conditioner. Man, that word is awkward. Sh-aam-pooooooo…..

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This may have been one of the most productive weekends I’ve had in a while.

To start things off:


Old hair

Old hair

Curled up!

Curled up!








SATURDAY: Portland Retro Gaming Expo, AND got started on the Consummate V’s Hat for Noriko’s Birthday KAL.

Ikaruga This is a man.

A man and his Ikaruga.

A man and his Ikaruga that he’s been searching for.

Searching for longer than we have been dating and married.

He finally found it.

(I apologize for the potato quality photo. I was trying to catch him in the act.)


Portland Retro Gaming Expo


All of this minus the Silver Gamecube we scored at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. And yes, yes that is a little sewn project bag. Yes, it will be used for knitting. And yes, she had other sizes that could easily accommodate as a dice bag or otherwise gift bag for said expo purchases. But YES! Finally I have my own copy of Tales of Symphonia!


These fine gentle-people were all playing Starwars Battlefront for the original X-Box. That’s right. All of them, playing one game, together. There were approximately 25 systems up in this section of the arcade. Insane!!


And this setup was all Atari. ALL.


And this! This was the setup for the Tetris World Championship Stage! For serious.

SUNDAY: laundry and cleaning and omg LOOK. A wild cat on her couch!


Also, I finished the Consummate V’s Hat and blocked Jonathan’s scarf. Finally done with that scarf!!


Consummate V’s!


Hatfield #2


Bohemian Cowl






The Bohemian Cowl was also completed this week. That means I have two complete entries into the KAL giveaway. I’m really gunning for that skein of yarn.

Guh! So tired today, back at the grindstone.

Coffee GO!

Coffee GO!


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