February 5th, 2005

Photo - leaves

Gah. Too much money...

My hair straighteners came this morning!  I ordered them via a seller on Amazon, and I must go to the site and give them a good recommendation, because I only ordered them on Thursday night, and they've come as special delivery.  So, I have £83.00 worth of GHD ceramic straighteners, which, obviously, we had to try as soon as they'd arrived.  They do heat in 6 seconds, terrifyingly, and they work on completely dry hair, and even managed to straighten out my mother's hair, too.

Anyway, after that we went into town for various things.  Got some heat-protection oil for use with said straighteners from Superdrug, and went to Reveal to see if I could find a new black cardigan.  Reveal's a very bad place to take me.  I came out with a black cardigan (with one of those wonky, diagonally fitted zips, very odd), a beige jumper (they were 2 for £15), some fishnet sleeeeeves (with thumbholes!) and a new coat.  It's a duffelcoat in cream with pink/purple tartan-type stripes, with a hood and furry cuffs.  That was a ridiculous £15, too.

Also went to HMV and got the American Beauty music, as I've been meaning to get it for a while.  Prettiness.

Went to Thorntons and WHSmiths, too, for birthday stuff.  And then off down to UGC to see A Very Long EngagementCollapse )  Everyone has to see this one.  I'm serious.

So, a rather pleasant afternoon.

I'm hoping I don't have to go to my father's tomorrow.  I can't remember exactly when he said he was flying out to pick up Annabelle, but I'm sure he said it was the 6th... doubtless there'll be many angry/ranting/disbelieving posts very soon, so consider yourselves warned...  Anyway, I have far too much I need to do:

~ get screencaps lots of screencaps, for various purposes up to and including the MHOTP! challenge...
~ make a t-shirt, amongst other things
~ write and sent sweeterthing's birthday card - talking of which, what's your address again, please?
~ do another bloody London write-up
~ share graduation photos, though I might wait until I get the official one sent through
~ start reading Derek Acorah's book before I get it signed.  It'd look bad if I turned up with it blatantly unread...
~ finish chapter 7 of Come Forward, dammit.

On the plus side, I did finally put all of my writing into a better container.  The two folders were beginning to get a bit full; one of them was stuffed with Star Trek/Sunset fic alone.  So now they're in one of those concertina-file thingies instead, and I've taken all the various bits of writing out of the back of my A4 pad, as it was starting to look a bit over-stuffed.

Over and out.
SB - Max - Oy


I hate power cuts...

There we were, happily finishing drying the dishes, when everything went black.  All of our street and the one behind, but not, annoyingly, the new school/medical centre that's opened on top of the hill, which has its bright white lights on all the frelling time and probably needs an entire power station to run.  No, that was still lit.  Bastard.

Cut to much hurried lighting of candles, except the only trouble with the candles in my room is they're all in really crappy holders that are liable to fall over, or are near flammable things like curtains.  Managed to save the day with some tealights, though.

Gah, I hate it.  That sudden plunging into darkness.  You never realise just how dark dark really is.

This house also has a rather annoying tendency to fuse all the lights on the bottom and first floor if a lightbulb goes, though it doesn't do it very often.

Anyway.  I swear, my entire life revolves around electricity...