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13 March 2005 @ 06:51 pm
Let trumpets sound and angels sing, for The Gill is back INDAHOUSE!  

Haircuts are always exciting, and often potentially disastrous, things, don’t you find? I had one yesterday. Majella sat me down in the leather swivel chair - one of those ones you just want to spin around in until you crash into a wall or something - and said, ‘We’re styling, we’re shaping, we’re layering, but we’re not losing any length’. (A bit like the Queen, hairdressers always use the royal we. And of course we doesn’t actually include me. Fortunately, she can read my mind.)

I swear to Hotaloga Andrews, there were chunks of hair two inches long in my lap by the end. Still, I only lost the split ends on the full length, I just now have layers down from my chin, which should be such a blast when it comes to straightening! The shorter and lighter your hair is the more it kinks! Yay? I also have a mullet fringe. (…I can hear the smirks from here). Honestly, though, keeping it thick is the only way; my fringe has an amoeba-like tendency to split into two licks, one on each side of my forehead. Majella diagnosed it as a curl in the front of my hair causing the trouble (wouldn’t you just know the damn curls would be the root of the problem?). Seeing as the blonde has grown out and faded so much it’s now back to a sort of mud-cake brown, essentially I look like Emily Strange. Particularly so when I wear eyeliner. Other people, like my cousin Gemma (who at the Stations on Friday looked like a pink fairy had been incontinent on her eyelids) can use eyeliner to look pretty and girly. Me, though, I get one of those pencils within ninety degrees of my face and it’s Black Eye City, Arizona. When I was on holiday in France all the English people in the camp thought I was a goth. (Actually, it was another word, as there’s apparently several, like, sub-genres of goth in England, but because of the Billabong t-shirt and the wooden beads I think they were pushing for the term encompassing skater goth - if that’s even a look.) And I’m not. I’m just not girly, more’s the pity. I’m sure, I don’t know, models and Blur and Avril Lavigne can get away with the ‘two squashed flies in a sugar bowl’ style of makeup application, but I just look like I terrify people for a living.

In real news, I was in a bit of a tailspin over university. I know I could stay in Cork and be safe and near home and with people I know and it would be easy, and I know I’d never, ever be able to escape. Once you’ve identified your comfort zone you can’t stay in it. Once you’ve realised what the easy option is you can’t take it and live. Or at least, I can’t. So, that means…Dublin. I know I’ll hate it. Thing is, though, I need something to hate or I’ll just fade. Hate is what sticks everything together and makes it move and live. Forget gravity and oxygen and, like, chartered accountants, hate is the things that makes life keep on going. Hate is only love with the illusions taken out.

Oh, and HA! Green Day are playing Oxegen, with the Frames. Wah, I wanna go!

 
 
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on March 13th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
*smirk*

But for entirely different reasons.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 13th, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
Yeah, because I totally know the starting reason?!
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Insufferable, man.: geekcynicalpirate on March 13th, 2005 11:50 am (UTC)
FUCK.
Right, you had a haircut too? What is all this haircut nonsense? Everyone is having a haircut. It's like a lemming marathon down a street full of nothing but Toni and Guy's. And a Starbucks too, because they're everywhere, and you can compare your new 'dos while sipping frappucinos.

I THINK I AM JUST DELIRIOUS BECAUSE THE WEEK I BOYCOTT THE SUNDAY TIMES, THE GILL RETURNS. IS THIS KARMA?

Wait. *stops self* Today is a happy day. I will Move On. I am sure your hair looks lovely, btw. And persevere with the eyeliner, dude.

I just look like I terrify people for a living.

I would consider it as a job option if I were you, you know.

Hate is what sticks everything together and makes it move and live.

See?

I'm going to see Green Day. In June. So nyah.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Helen Kellerscoradh on March 13th, 2005 12:00 pm (UTC)
Re: FUCK.
I go for a haircut every seven weeks. Doesn't everyone? On reflection I look most like a Muppet, but this is all cool. *smiles loopily at pill box*

Oh, CHEERS. You weren't meant to AGREE with that statement. The correct answer was: 'Rachel, you are a truly lovely and sparkly person with the personality of a happy grape, and I commiserate with you in your Green-Day-less-ness. Absobloodylutely'.

Have lotsa Harry written. *yawns*
Re: FUCK. - cynicalpirate on March 13th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: FUCK. - scoradh on March 14th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: FUCK. - cynicalpirate on March 14th, 2005 11:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
I fink was he in Paree? - scoradh on March 16th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I fink was he in Paree? - cynicalpirate on March 16th, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I fink was he in Paree? - scoradh on March 17th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
passionate trousersgalindaupland on March 13th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, and HA! Green Day are playing Oxegen, with the Frames. Wah, I wanna go!

TAKE ME WITH YOU!!

Mullet fringe doesn't sound so bad...I my self look terrible with any type of fringe, and you would be hearing the snickers from China if you saw me with it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 14th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
I'll start up a big, net wide BUS. I think.

The worst thing about fringes is they get greasy so easily! But my forehead is the size of Africa and must needs be camouflaged. *sympathises*
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denial_girldenial_girl on March 13th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
Hair salons are to be feared and avoided like the plague. They are a source of anguish and torture. Much like Mordor.

Yeah, I haven't had my hair cut in over two years. I'm going to have Mary Sue-length hair if I keep this up, due to the teror. And a touch of laziness.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 14th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
Hair salons are to be feared and avoided like the plague. They are a source of anguish and torture. Much like Mordor.

Ah, you lie, you lie! I LOVE having my hair cut. It's so relaxing, and the hair washing part is like getting a massage.

If its any consolation, one of my friends never cut her hair all the way through school. *shrugs*
Jax: lupinwildside by omizuimadra_blue on March 13th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
*dies*

That. Was. Fucking. Hilarious. *holds sides*

You make me snort and giggle. Hate is the glue that keeps us sane. if we didn't hate something and be able to bitch about it, we'd just make shit up to hate.

And icon love, btw.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 14th, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
Ha, well, I like to call them my psychotic episodes. Should actually call the journal that, come to think of it.

Exactly my point. Hate can keep you going where love would let you die.

I see you found some raunchy Lupin ones. *winks*
(no subject) - imadra_blue on March 14th, 2005 08:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
henbock on March 14th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
Hair and jobs and nothing really in numb with exhaustion!
Ok I think that the hair sounds nice. I sent a letter to your mother looking for a job so say Im sorry to her for the really poor folloeing of letter etiquette but I couldnt remember what Deering used to tell us. Is your hair back to your natural colour? There is nothing wrong with natural! I must get my hair cut what do you suggest I do! I dont want a ringe so dont try to drag me into the dark side with you!


Quincy Jones, bandleader/ composer, is 72 today

1804: Johann Strauss the Elder, composer of waltzes, was born in Vienna.

1879: Albert Einstein, physicist and mathematician, was born in Bavaria.

1883: Death of German philosopher and father of Communism Karl Marx.

1885: First production of The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan, at the Savoy Theatre, London.

1891: The first telephone cable along the English channel bed was laid by the submarine Monarch.

1961: The New English Bible was published.

1964: Jack Ruby was found guilty in Dallas of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President Kennedy, and was sentenced to death. He died of a blood clot in 1967

1977: The Government announced that prices had risen 69.5% since 1974.

1984: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was shot and seriously injured by Loyalist gunmen.

1991: The “Birmingham Six” - six Irishmen jailed in 1975 for their alleged part in the IRA Birmingham pub bombings and the murder of 21 people - were freed after the court of appeal upheld the men’s claim that officers of the West Midlands Police invented or distorted evidence against them.

On this day last year

The Taoiseach urged increased vigilance following the Madrid bombings but said he did not believe Ireland was under any specific terrorist threat. Mr Ahern was speaking in Manchester where he was attending the city’s St Patrick’s parade. He said he did not believe Ireland was likely to be under risk because of facilities the government gave to the US at Shannon during the Iraq war.

Birthdays

Quincy Jones, bandleader/ composer, 72; Wolfgang Petersen, film director, 64; Rita Tushingham, actress, 65; Jasper Carrott, comedian, 60; Pam Ayres, poet, 58; Billy Crystal, actor, 58; Prince Albert of Monaco, 47; Jamie Bell, actor, 19.










every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 14th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
Re: Hair and jobs and nothing really in numb with exhaustion!
So much random, useless knowledge!! *clutches head*

I think you should - just go to Majella's in Mtown. Because she is a bloody genius and will make your hair look just right. You don't have a huge forehead so you don't need a fringe...and I have three inches of roots. Lovely!
NumberNinehappyreaper on March 14th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
...I wanna go too!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 14th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
I know, I know...the need is SO STRONG!
(no subject) - happyreaper on March 14th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
Caitcoralia13 on March 14th, 2005 10:19 am (UTC)
Interesting riff on hate. I think that love can exist because of negatives, not in spite of them. Either way, I hope you are happy at Dublin. Do you really think you'll hate it? Why?

If I ever attempted goth or anything like it, people would laugh in my face. Your haircut sounds cool!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 14th, 2005 10:25 am (UTC)
Perhaps that was my point too. I was even more confused than usual yesterday! I think I'll be desperately homesick and also scared to death, because I am a wimpy person. I'm even scared of making telephone calls! But also I can adapt to pratically anything...but you have to be prepared for the worst!

But I'm not attempting goth, that's just it! I merely seem to look like someone who would, if they attempted anything...I just wear whatever I pull out of the wardrobe first, is all!
(no subject) - coralia13 on March 14th, 2005 10:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
gabbysun on March 15th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
Are you kidding me!?

Mullets rock!

I mean, business in the front, party in the back!


Aw. I LOVE YOU. And that is illusion-less.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 15th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)
I think so too. It's all to be DIFFERENT, anyway. I really, really like that description too, and will try it out on Sharon.

*beams* You is teh cool, girleen.
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