On my way!
Monday, July 08, 2013
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow, you're only a day away!
So very shortly (as in, 26 hours) I will be on my way to Germany. Well, ok. In 26 hours I will be on my way to a 6 hour layover in an American airport: but then I'll be on my way to Germany!
So what do I have left to do? What have I already done?
Well, yesterday I packed (and repacked) my "suitcase" (it's a carryon, but I have to check it for the trip there due to my wedding gifts being icewine and icecider), henna'd my hair (excuse me sir, I seem to have lost my soul: can I have yours?), and turned almost all the vegetables in my fridge into a delicious, delicious marinara sauce for lunch.
Today I will repack the suitcase (I remember packing my divacup, but I'm not sure where, and I might need it while there: TMI, I'm sure), take my dance class, offer my extra veggie to the Boy, fill my portable tea container with tea and pack it, purchase coffee and breakfast cookies from Second Cup, pack those, and then -- after dropping off the cat at my sister's -- I'm done.
Then I will fail to sleep. A lot.
*dancing around like a little girl*
A coworker just walked in and offered me free samples of Red Bull's red, white, and blue editions. I took red (cranberry) and white (lime), but left the blue (blueberry), but I am so not allowed to have any of them until I get back. I mean, really. I'm pretty hyperactive at the low times. When I'm prepping for a trip, excited, AND in organisation mode? Nope. Not going to happen. You guys can stay right there in my office cabinet until it's safe (for bystanders).
Oh the wonderful thing about tiggers, is tiggers are wonderful things: their tops are made out of buttons, their bottoms are made out of springs! They're bouncy-bouncy-bouncy-bouncy, fun-fun-fun-fun-fun!
In more specific news, prior to hennaing my hair, I did a web search, and finally got what was going on with hairdressers hating the stuff. This is a free ebook written by someone doing her PhD on henna. She's studied it (just a bit). Now, I'm unlikely to spend massive amounts of money on ordering from her, but I appreciate the information she provides. The reason hairdressers hate henna? *drumroll* Many products that say, "henna" on the label are misleading.
Apparently henna dyes, essentially any henna with a "colour" listed or with ingredients other than henna leaves, often contain heavy metals (think lead) and chemicals which interact very badly (bubbling, burning, frying) with traditional dyes. So, when someone has henna'd their hair, it's occasionally bad to try to change their colour afterwards.
However, if you use crushed henna leaves only, you get a lovely red tint that is safe to colour over later. Fun fact: Lucille Ball was a henna user! I liked the idea of henna because a) my hair was still green from when I tried to dye it black for comicon in May, b) I have my father's complexion and therefore red is a good colour for me, c) I've been poo-less for a while (excluding a slip-up last week after discovering that hot oil treatments are a bad idea if you can't wash them out with detergent) and didn't want to use more regular dyes, and d) because I like to try new things. So I headed over to my sister's place and we glopped large quantities of mud onto my head, wrapped it in plastic wrap, and videogamed the morning away. After rinsing it away (didn't even need the baking soda!), I came out with a lovely red tint to my hair (with a bit more copper around the scalp that will probably fade over the next couple of days). I love it: I've always felt that red was my best colour, and this is a far more natural looking red than what comes out of salon bottles. I'm now awfully ginger ;). And my hair won't be green for the wedding!
I am very, very excited about my trip, and I am very much looking forward to coming home and having one less thing on my plate to prepare for so I can get back to my regularly (frenetically) scheduled programming.
I'm on my way from misery to happiness today: uh-huh, uh-huh!