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I had my hair dyed again, and boy, is it RED! Photos will be posted as soon as I can get Alex to take a photo of me. We're going to the Harry Potter Hallows Ball at Borders on the 20th, and guess who I'm dressing up as?

Ginny Weasley, of course.

In other news, I am going to have to design my own purse. I can't find anything that fits my exacting specifications:

1. The purse must have a black leather exterior and strap for durability.
2. The strap must be wide enough to not cut in when I sling it over my shoulder.
3. The purse needs to mainly lie against my back, not bounce on my hip.
4. The purse must have an organizer to put all of my credit cards, punch cards for coffee, ID, etcetera in. (Admittedly, I could go out and buy this organizer--that would be acceptable.)
5. The purse must have a compartment on the outside for my cell phone.
6. The purse must be large enough to carry essentials (including a small knitting project), but not be a messenger bag or a backpack.
7. The purse must have interior pockets for pens, a small notebook, and my assorted electronic bits (iPod, Palm).
8. The purse must look elegant enough to carry to a meeting, to teaching, and out on the town. The purse does not have to be elegant enough for the ballet or the opera--I have a clutch for those purposes.
9. The purse must be fully lined, preferably with a fabric through which it will be difficult for DPNs to poke.
10. The purse should be equally comfortable slung messenger-style across my body or simply hanging from my shoulder.

It is difficult to find a purse like this. The closest thing that I have found is my English Heritage pack, and that is hardly elegant. It works for now, but I think I shall have to give creating my own purse some serious thought. I have the leather, the fabric (I think), and the industrial sewing machine. Now, all I have to do is design it, cut it out, and sew it up. Another project for the files...

Next time (I hope): Sock Saga, Black Sheep Gathering, and Thoughts on Knitting for the World.

Squee?

Aug. 15th, 2006 06:43 pm
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Actually, that squee should be a bit more definite. I went in and had my hair done today, and I am now back to my "natural" red color. I'm a natural redhead on the inside. Even my hairdresser thinks I should be a redhead.

In Random News, I have just been looking at the updated "You May Not Bring These Things On An Airplane!!!!one!!!" list, and I have learned that I am not allowed to carry spear guns in my carry-on luggage. I shall just have to remember that.

Alex and I went to a fun SCA event last weekend. It was lovely and relaxed. I felt like a hero when a lovely lady came into our camp and asked if I had any spare Summits charters with me, and I did. I got to meet our new Prince and Princess, who are sweet and spiffy people. I also learned that the Hawaiian word "hula" comes from a Mongolian word for "celebrate." Instead of shouting "Huzzah!" in court, we shouted "Hu-LA!" I kept wanting to shimmy, but I wasn't allowed to because I was standing behind Their Excellencies and therefore had to behave myself. I settled for whispering and giggling with the young lady (Maeve) beside me, but very quietly so that we wouldn't get in trouble. She and I formed a new cheer, which we used with permission from the kindly crowned heads in front of us: "Hip, hip, SHINY!" Court is fun.

I also received my Arts Grail, which means (I think) that the Golden Comb I designed and painted (and worked! and slaved! and wept!) was appreciated. It made me very happy. Her Highness, by the way, has a very impish grin when she wants to.

I have also been drafted to knit many, many more kittens. Many.

I wish I had photos to show. I keep promising those, but I need to figure out how to hook up my camera to Carpet Ship so that I can upload photos.

I love SCA people. I really do. I think that one of my favorite parts of being Baronial Scribe is getting to meet new people and get to know them. Alex and I are going to the Nordholt Arts and Sciences day this Saturday, so we'll get to meet even more people. Way too much fun. I also really need to get going on more scribal stuff, like setting up a regular Scribal Night with classes and all of that spiffiness.

Must write more on Cassandra. Also, must get Pacific application done and sent. Whee.

But first, must go play video games.

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