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24 March 2011 @ 09:48 pm
I'm an 80s girl in a 00's world
This is what happens when you put your hair in a side ponytail and your housemate tells you to put it really to the side, like, oldschool to the side. And then your other housemate talks about geeky webcomics and you try to look serious but then you crack up.

Then worse things happen like you and these two housemates deciding that hair should be worn as a unicorn's horn, just above one's forehead. You try to take a picture of it but it falls before your eyes, so you lift your laptop to snap a pick and can't stop laughing long enough to stop the laptop's shaking. You bite your lip to keep from cracking up and suddenly there is a picture!

...this is how you write a dissertation.

Yesterday I wrote my last essay of university. (I wrote it a day early, I'll have you know.) Still gotta add some references but it's close to done, so I'm pleased. I also took my last test today and think I rocked it. ...although I was one of the last five people to leave again, but out of the five of us I left first! So I left before four other people - five minutes early without neurotically using it to check my work - and shocked my friends who were waiting outside. They thought the instructor would have to yank my pen from my hands, not that's ever happened...I, erm, did drop the pen and flee... (I'm not a Hermione at all. No. Certainly not.)

Got a bagel and a milkshake from the Bagel Man and hung out with Claire, Jojobird and Emma (Pip went home). Borrowed a dress from Claire to wear and she attempted to help me into it but it didn't fit my bust. Different outfit for Sexy!McGonagall for the Outrageous Hat Party, then. Sent my essay to Emma to look through, which is pretty much at the level of my sending a story to kellychambliss for beta'ing. I'm half hoping it will get lost in the Internet lands.

Through this Internet I finish my full draft so I can send it to Nick tomorrow at 4pm and go to Claire's party in the evening to celebrate my temporary freedom. Trying not to beat myself up over how long it has taken me to create a draft - so annoying to know that if I push myself too hard I break! But trying this whole self-forgiveness thing out. I only feel bad because I have an excellent supervisor who wanted my work in early; I wouldn't feel so bad about it if I were like many of my classmates in not giving a draft to anyone, just handing it in on the 30th. In the end it's better this way even if there's some guilt associated.

Now back to work. Yes, my hair is still tailed on top of my head.

Dissertation face
This is my I'm-ascared-o'-you-dissertation face. I am a frightened little monster.

(But then I became a powerful unicorn, because I roped my hair, went to take a picture and was incredibly perplexed by the video Roberts started playing.)
go go power unicorn!

I look like a woman who has been babysitting children or teenagers. I haven't.


"No longer forward nor behind I look in hope and fear; but grateful take the good I find, the best of now and here."
[John G. Whittier]
Current Mood: sillySilly.
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Kiwi Crocus: Women || Plait || Backward.cranky__crocus on March 26th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Wow, you work quickly! :Þ Thank you, about the hair! I think mine may not come from patience at all, but impatient - I am far too impatient/lazy to go out and get my hair cut. It's incredibly in need of a trim right now: the ends are a mess.

Yaaaay last essay! Though I'm sure it's just of this undergraduate experience, and not my last actual essay. For instance, I've always been tempted to write a Harry Potter essay if anything ever prompted my interest. :B But I doubt I'd ever post it. Posting a work of fiction is one thing, but I don't think I could ever post something that indicates my 'work' as far as anything remotely academic! You are brave for what you have posted. :D
therealsnape: Kittyhawk impish Rotherealsnape on March 24th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
Your hair is spectacular.

And if having the essay read by your friend is half as good as having your story beta'ed by kellychambliss, you're in for a lovely time. Believe me. Nearly all my stories are beta'ed by Kelly.
Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Maggie reads fanfic.cranky__crocus on April 2nd, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! And having my essay read by my friend was surprisingly painless and...enjoyable. I certainly didn't expect that. She was gentle with me. Never been beta'ed by kellychambliss; let's hope someday I am brave enough! But sadly it won't be for a long while as I'm not slotted to write any fanfic (first time in a year at least) and I'd have to spend a few more fests gathering the courage, I think.

But I will keep that in mind!
albalarkalbalark on March 25th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
This post made me grin, squee and laugh! :-D It's good to see you relaxed and light-heartedly taking charge of your anxieties, O Powerful Unicorn Kiwi! (The expression on your face in that last pic is priceless. ::g::)

Congrats on that last essay and on finishing your draft! ♥♡♥
Kiwi Crocus: Women || Plait || Backward.cranky__crocus on April 2nd, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
So pleased to get a grin, squee and a laugh! (And I know just how infectious that laugh is. :Þ)

It sure was nice being a Powerful Unicorn. (: Trying to stay in that relaxed, light-hearted Powerful Unicorn state! (Though I'm afraid at this point my plait is facing backward again.) I laughed ridiculous amounts when I saw the expression that had arisen during my final photo; I had no idea what it would be!

Thank you thank you! :D ♥
lash_laruelash_larue on March 25th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
I really like the sound of "last test", especially when you feel that you did well.

Have fun at the party, gore an ogre or two.
gerristgerrist on March 25th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
"Different outfit for Sexy!McGonagall/Outrageous Hat Party, then."

Can't say I'm surprised Jo's dress didn't fit. The outrageous Hat you have!

Its Friday, and nearing 4p.m. there. OMGoodness! There really IS about to be a free for a while Kiwi. YEAH YEAH YEAH!! XO
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Swirly pencil art.cranky__crocus on April 2nd, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
It was actually Claire's dress! And it was pretty adjustable. It fit everywhere but the bust...no shock there.

Also, if you see any super cheap 32GG bras around, please feel free to snag them and start a 'Future Kiwi Breast-Sling' collection! I've got my amazing one here which I LOVE and the cheaper ones (that came in pairs) which are good but a bit too small at the cup (but the biggest they sold at the store in 32).

Free while, free while! So I've been doing lots of cleaning and the like... Tomorrow I tackle the rest of my room and the kitchen, at least.
CaroRulescarorules on March 25th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
OMG Crazy hair :)