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  1. Have to say I've not been too bad in the heat. I've lost a lot of weight over the last couple of years though so I'm dealing with the heat minus nearly 6 stone of my usual blubber.
  2. See! This is what sleep deprivation does!
  3. Woken from my early night last night by a drunk girl screaming at the friends trying to help her home. Now awake at 5am with the mutt. I hope her hangover sucks sweaty ogre butt and she lives inbetween an insomniac drummer and a 7 year old learning to play the tuna.
  4. I read a book by a forensic pathologist years ago and she said she loved the program because of the way Jessica would re-enact possible murder methods. She said it was how she worked. Plus you get to spot lots of stars before they were famous - George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Neil Patrick Harris, just about the whole cast of M*A*S*H*. Looking it up, there were a lot more than I remembered: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Murder,_She_Wrote_guest_stars Plus there were episodes written by J Michael Straczynski, the man behind Babylon 5.
  5. As promised, a list of things people have used human hair for - be warned. Do NOT read it if you're having a nice sunday breakfast! I will be losing my hair in 13 days. When it gets snipped off it will be going to these lovely people who provide real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair. http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/ But it got me thinking – if I wasn’t doing that, what else could I use it for? So off I went to Google. Not entirely sure you’re going to want to know what else I found out but here they are – uses for human hair arranged in increasing order of the amount they made me retch. 6. Let’s start with the normal. Wigs made of human hair. Naturally blond hair is the most expensive. Then red, then brown. Gee, I feel special. 5. Slightly less usual – human hair can be used to help people grow food – it’s woven into mats to prevent weed growth and protect plant roots. That’s kinda cool. 4. As pest repellent. Bags of human hair around a vegetable plot are meant to keep pests like deer and rabbits away. Either because of the smell or they’re just plain weirded out by it. I know I would be. 3. If I’d lived in Victorian times, I could have embroidered a hankie with my own hair and given it to my loved one. Try that now and I’m not sure I’d still have a loved one. Mind you, if the shock of blowing their nose with actual body parts induced a coronary, I could remember them by wearing a lock of their hair in a pendant. Yum. 2. Voodoo. Hair, fingernails, anything personal gets attached to the Voodoo doll. If you want to know more, Google is your friend. I won't be. 1. In food. Yeah, gonna say that again. In. Food. Or at least it used to be, although not necessarily here. Hair contains an amino acid which can be used as a flour improver. Or in soy sauce. It’s food number is E920. Apparently it gives things a ‘meaty’ taste. Thankfully a little further research shows that E920 is now synthetically produced so the next sliced white you pick up shouldn’t need a shave. Still might give it a miss for a while…
  6. Thank you, too. I had to do an on-line donation for Rob's aunt and it took me two goes to get her name on it
  7. Up early - having a Jessica Fletcher marathon I know it's not terribly highbrow, but it is fun!
  8. I'm not sure why it does that! Thank you so much
  9. Thank you! I was wondering who the last one was
  10. Not scared yet - just curious! And it'll grow back. It's one way for me to not default to the same bob I always go back to when I cut my hair
  11. Thank you! I will supply updates on my mental state as the Great De-hairing approaches. Currently intrigued by how many uses people have found in the past for human hair. *retches*
  12. Bit late, but gorgeous wedding cake, Meg - lovely work!
  13. Thanks Tagesmann and David - will try again tomorrow!
  14. Thank you so much! I'm just hoping it keeps growing as quickly as it's done in the past. It's going to make getting ready for work after going swimming a LOT easier.
  15. I don't know who it was, but thank you!
  16. Tried to change my Avatar and it *said* it had changed it (should be the right size) but it's not showing. Anyone know anything I can try please?
  17. From 19th to 21st July this year, parts of the Wirral are going to look very strange as (usually sane) people will be sponsored to dress as pirates and raise as much money as possible for Claire House Children's Hospice. As part of this years swashbuckling, I'll be walking my very own personal plank and asking for sponsors to shave my head - all 21 inches of hair! The link to my Just Giving page is below and I would be very grateful if you could take the time to look at it and, if you would like to, to make a donation. Anything you can give would be much appreciated and go towards supporting a fantastic team of people who do a whole world of good. I've also added some information about the hospice itself in case you would like to know more. I became involved in the fundraising when I found out the hospice had cared for a friend's daughter before she passed away. Thank you! http://www.justgiving.com/Baldie-Lynne Claire House Children's Hospice is all about laughter, positivity and care. Located on the Wirral, the hospice provides respite, end-of-life and bereavement care for children and young adults with complex medical needs. They're also there to support the whole family, providing support and counselling for as long as is needed. Their specialist nursing team also works in the community through their Hospice to Home scheme, which offers care and support in the family home. They look after families from across Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, West Lancashire and the Isle of Man and provide a home-from-home environment for their children and young people, helping enrich their lives so they can live them to the full. During their stay at Claire House, each child has at a minimum of one-to-one care. They can spend time in a hydrotherapy pool, enjoy a music therapy session, sing karaoke, or take part in arts and crafts therapy. The whole family can be there with them, with private bedrooms and a lounge for Mum and Dad to unwind and take a break from their role of carers. I can't think of a better reason to lose a couple of feet of keratin.
  18. Hope it goes really well for you x
  19. I think it's the layers in the storytelling I've enjoyed the most. The realism underlying everything means you know no-one - no-one -is safe. Don't need to spoiler that bit because even if you've got as far as S1 Ep1 you'll know that. But it's not just bad things happening randomly. They're either natural consequences/actions of the world we've been completely immersed in or consequences (direct or indirect) of the choices the characters themselves have made. Arya is a delight. Worried about how she's going to turn out though. Ditto Denaerys. And I still can't believe they got to the end of ANOTHER series without doing more on Apologies for any mis-spelled names!
  20. Would like to make comments on Season 3 episode 9 but can't remember how to do spoilers and don't dare experiment in case I give anything away! All I can say right now is Ohhhhhh myyyy!
  21. Haven't managed to get to Defiance yet. Spent last weekend catching up with the whole of Game of Thrones Season 3. *faints*
  22. Congratulations! I hope the buzz you get from typing THE END never gets old
  23. It's been...intriguing. I thought I would try it because the book length for Mills & Boon/Harlequin is 50000 words, which tied in quite nicely with NaNoWriMo. First attempt wasn't fantastic but then I read some more of their books, worked out how my story should go and discovered a girly side I didn't realise I had. They'll never be my sole source of reading matter but they are in the mix now. If I've been working on something particularly dark they even things up slightly.
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