Sunday, January 1, 2012

Updates: short hair, ray-guns, and a very steampunk Christmas

Hi!  I think it's time for some updates.  And pictures.  Okay, SO...  first of all, I have a kick-ass haircut.  It looks like this:

I tend to let my hair grow until I can't stand it anymore and then go to the mall in White Plains to get it chopped off for super cheap at their walk-in hair place.  But not this time.  I've decided that I need to be a grown up, which means getting a haircut that makes me look like one.  I went to a real salon, spent real money, AND I've already booked my next appointment for six weeks from now.  No more driving ninety miles to get a cheap haircut in a ghetto mall by someone who doesn't speak english and gives me bangs when I ask for layers.  I can't believe I used to do that on a regular basis just because ONE TIME when I was in college I got a cut that I liked there.  Talk about not being able to let go.  Sheesh.  

For Halloween this year, I was an airship pirate captain.  If I could wear this outfit all the time, I totally would.  Note the long hair; this is pre-haircut.  Also please note the awesome goggles:

And here's an old-timey western saloon version:

Oh my god I look SO COOL!!  Don't mess with me and my badass ray-gun.  I will commandeer your zeppelin and use it for my weapons-smuggling enterprise.  And that's a legit, steel-boned corset, by the way.  I almost passed out at the office Halloween party because I had it laced too tight.  I wish I had a close-up pic of the goggles so you could see how amazing and detailed they are.  I would just take one right now, but I keep the goggles at my desk at work.  They help me concentrate when I'm bored.  

This year for Christmas, I got the best presents.  I seriously have the coolest parents ever.  I told my mom that I wanted this crazy lightbulb terrarium that I saw online, and she didn't even bat an eyelash.  She was just like "Ok, sweetie.  If that's what you want."  And then on Christmas morning, it was there!  Like magic!  Here it is:

It looks like you could run a train engine off of that thing.  Amazing!  And the best part is that it only has preserved moss inside, so there's nothing I can kill.  (Last year for Christmas I got a pair of frogs.  A moment of silence for Pork and Beans, if you please.)  The other thing I really wanted was the golden compass from Philip Pullmans "His Dark Materials" trilogy.  It's even more awesome in person than it looked in the movie, if that's possible:

I think I might have had the world's nerdiest Christmas, but I'm okay with that.  So anyway, that's what I've been up to.  I've got laundry in the dryer that needs my attention (I hate laundry.  Hate it hate it hate it.) so I guess I should go take care of that.  Catch you on the flip side, homies.  

1 comment:

PrincessPenelope said...

I LOVE the hair and the golden compass, one of my favorite series as well! Happy New Year, Molly!