October 14th, 2005

Housewife's Lament

Things that have been boiling in my mind for some time...

Holiday gift idea for my bondmate: http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/vorkosigan/ (If it comes out in time. Um, nobody tell him, mkay? Though I should have a few words with his mother to try and make sure he doesn't get it for himself first when it does come out.)

Speaking of Coming Out, the day for that was just a few days ago. I can't imagine that anyone reading this journal regularly could be surprised by this, but I am not straight, and have known this since May 01, 1995. That's been ten years. Mama's fond wishes that it would be Just A Phase have well timed out, I think. (Though people can have distinctly long phases.) I am bisexual, though one could make argument for sapiosexual, because stupid people turn me off, no matter how decorative they may otherwise be. If I speak of someone as attractive with no qualifications added, one may be assured that there is some intelligence involved.

The exact details on "how much 'bi' is there in 'bisexual'?" are details not entirely suited for a public journal, but my dating record has been primarily with gentlemen, and my ogling has been primarily at ladies. It's a rare young woman who commands enough of my attention for me to wind up dating her, especially when the queue has been jumped by certain exceptional geekboys. It's a rare young man who is physically striking enough for me to eye him over and think, "Now that is one tasty item that I might not mind getting to know a little better if the contents match the packaging!" Given the statistics, I'm more likely to wind up a long-term item with a male, but given that I'm happily, if discreetly, polyamorous, I wouldn't mind sharing him with a select other or few. (Polyfi matches me better; I'd rather have a plural marriage than a one-night stand.)

 Perversion,Decadence, & Smug  

This thing has been begging for a colorbar for a long time. It also wants pictures, and I know what pictures it wants: a feather, some (expensive) chocolates, and lipstick... but at the moment I'm not sufficiently motivated to Google them down. (Yes, the grammar is off. It refers back to an actual statement a somewhat foolish* person made in a public place about a friend.)

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*I believe the prohibition is on calling one's brother a fool. And while she may have come to more wisdom in the intervening years, it's still a silly statement that (at this point) stands on its own.
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    "Masquerade" in my head
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Hooray for Ben & Jerry's!

I called the (toll applicable) number listed on the Ben & Jerry's website, left a message with Consumer Affairs stating my name, number, and the problem.

Consumer Affairs called back, and had cross-checked with people, and there had been an error (either computer or human) that led to some people who'd preferred not to get e-mails about other products getting them. Ben & Jerry's has been owned by Unilever for 5 years now. I understand about errors. That sort of thing happens. It's how they're handled that makes the difference.

She took down my name and snail address, and let me know that I'd be getting a coupon in the mail. Hooray coupons! Hooray friendly and efficient customer service people!

[Backstory: I got an e-mail newsletter I hadn't subscribed to. I was irate.]
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It seems there is a local teacher named Mrs. Grumbling. I hope she has the sense of humor to pull off the name!
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It's tourist weather now. Too hot as yet for some, but displaced Alaskans find it cozy. Well, I do. I must absorb light.
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I am headed off to hang out with trystan_laryssa now. Laundry and banking are done. It is glorious to have a friday.
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Hanging out with yelly people is scary. Even if I know I'm perfectly safe. This may be with me all my life.
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Yo, there is lawnage! Lo, there is yawnage! Guess which I meant to say. Guess which actually came out.
Azzgrin, Azure: Lunatic, crazy


Yes, pyrogenic, I think this new hairstyle warrants comic-book punctuation.

I have wanted hair almost this color for over ten years now. I suppose streaking's the closest I'm going to get.


Note that my glee is short-lived, as "unnaturally colored" hair is not permitted in the workplace. (This is to say, Kool-aid brilliance of color, such as candy-apple red, green, blue, and purple, is frowned upon.) As a supervisory type, I am expected to at least pretend to abide by the rules, as well as enforcing them...

But. Squee. Hair happiness!
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