Thank you so much to all who have left comments recently about the new dolls for this month's update; I've dropped the ball and haven't had time to reply to any left in the past week or so, but I read them all and appreciate them so much. The update went swimmingly and I'm delighted anew each time that people actually remember and attend and adopt and it's just so fun for all of us. (The dolls and me, that is - not me and all my other personalities. Although maybe they amount to the same thing? And even Mr. Lovely gets swept in the fun...)
Also, it occurred to me the other day that many of the new girls have short hair, which is relatively new for me, and that maybe this was an instance of art imitating life. Or maybe just me imitating me, because I recently got my hair cut short for the first time since I was eleven, when my grandmother took me to see her favourite hairdresser at the stripmall across the street from her apartment building. Now, had I been a few years older and had already been saturated by the forthcoming adolescent cynicism and snobbery, the fact that this was the preferred stylist of a seventy-year-old woman AND the fact that she worked out of a suburban mall might have tipped me off that I was not going to walk out of there the as the diminuitive fashionista I imagined myself to be. But at that tender age, I was so excited to be going to a real hairdresser, I went like a lamb to the slaughter, earnestly bearing my photo of Olivia Newton John circa Let's Get Physical and said, 'Make me look like this'.
But no, gentle reader, you guess correctly: I did not come out looking like Olivia. I came out looking a little like Andy Gibb, only less feminine. I came out with shortish, feathered mullet and in equally short order, I was mistaken for a boy. So traumatized was I by that haircut, I swore never again. But after I broke my knee this summer and realized I'd be washing my hair in the sink for a month, I rediscovered a small, brave place inside me. I'd also recently been crushing out a little on Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica circa season 1 (I think nerds everywhere will agree, she's so fracking hot!) and wondered if I could pull it off.
Finally, Mr. Lovely assured me there's no way I could, at this point in my life, be mistaken for a boy, so he chopped those locks off. And I'll be damned if he isn't a million times better with a pair of scissors than that butcher in the mall, not to mention the stylists at many high-priced chichi-poopoo salons I've dropped over $100 in (back in the days when I actually spent money on haircuts - never again!) So, there you have it - a happy ending to sad hair story. Short is cute and easy and I might never go back...
In other news, Mr. Lovely and I took a beautiful walk along the canal today and saw a beaver, which was very odd, as we had just been talking about beaver dams (an unusual topic in itself) when a nice man with his dog pointed and said "un castor" and there he was, chewing away on a scrap of wood with his giant chompers. Very unexpected when one lives in an a teeming metropolis, so we urged him to make haste and find a safe place for the winter. Then, almost as exciting, I found the motherload of eye candy, issue nine of Lula at the newsstand in the market after I'd all but given up hope. I'd even tried to order it from a place in NYC, and after three weeks they refunded my money and said they wouldn't be getting a second shipment after all. Sigh. It's all the soft-lit, cotton candy, fashiony goodness I hoped it would be.
Well, I just got the cats high on catnip, and it's shaping up to be a pretty exciting evening here chez Faber, so I must dash. Tata for now!