azurelunatic: I've never given birth, but I suspect it would feel something like this.
azurelunatic: except, well, more, and more OW MY VAGINA.
sithjawa: You are giving birth the Athena way
azurelunatic: out the forehead?
azurelunatic: omfg. that explains SO MUCH.
azurelunatic: Athena was a Mary Sue written by Zeus, who then took actual life.
A: What accessories do you wear everyday?
The necklace I never take off, and usually rings on both hands. My hair is likely to be up in a claw-clip. Recently the necklace I never take off has changed from being the star from my best friend, to the teardrop I got myself. You are unlikely to see me without my purse, although the being without a book at all times is new. There is writing material in my purse, and from writing material we make reading material.
B: What is your beauty routine?
(Oh dear, I've just been earwormed with some Liz Phair.) I, uh, make sure that my hair is braided, and scrub my face in the shower with medicated exfoliating goo, remove hair from places that no hair should be, and sand the calluses off my heels before they crack or something. I wash my hair daily when I shower, but it does not always need shampooing at this length. I don't do anything fancy shampoo-wise, although I use just a little. Aussie conditioner is my friend.
C: What was the last item of clothing (for yourself) that you purchased?
Probably the vivid teal v-neck T-shirt I have on right now. It is pretty.
D: Do you use a dresser, closet, or both?
I use a closet, and a block-style bookshelf serving as a dresser. My last dresser was full of unimaginable fail, but this is working out very well. I use wire hangers, much to the distress of my roommate.
E: What type of earrings are in your ears right now?
None. My ears do not like such things unless they are very very hypo-allergenic.
F: What type of figure do you have (measurements)?
I am present on the physical plane. That should be quite enough for anyone.
G: Do you wear glasses?
Oh yes. Always, except in the shower and other times that they are really not necessary, like sleep.
H: What type of handbag do you carry?
I have a little square black purse that is really not adequate, but was about all that I could get away with at my last job. It's time to upgrade. I prefer black and practical, with both capacity and organization.
I: What is your ideal style?
Practical but elegant. If it is there to stain, it will stain me. If something is wet, I will also be dampened. There is no such thing as partway into the frog pond. I have a love for full skirts, necklines that show just enough cleavage, simple, flowing lines, and colors that do not show the soda I just dumped down my front.
J: What is your favorite brand of jeans?
Jeans? I haven't worn jeans in a good ten years, I think.
K: Do you wear knee-hi stockings?
All the time.
L: Do you *have* to wear matching lingerie?
With my figure, a bra is engineering, not lingerie. It's nice when it matches, but that's usually by coincidence, when I grab a black bra and black panties at the same time by complete random chance. (To those who aren't snickering: the predominant color in my wardrobe is, um, black.)
M: Do you wear makeup?
If lip gloss counts, then yes. Sometimes I do other things, but aside from my rebellious skin, I am blessed with the kind of features that really do not need too much makeup.
N: Do you wear nightgowns?
Yes. Also t-shirts, with or without shorts, or just underpants.
O: What outerwear do you put on when going out on a typical winters day?
In Phoenix, a light sweater and maybe some socks with my sandals.
P: What is your favorite perfume?
I rotate between BPAL Rose Red or Katherina, and Evelyn Rose, and Auric Blends Aphrodesia. I like very sweet perfumes.
Q: Is your motto "quality over quantity" when it comes to clothing and accessories?
Depends. I will get tons of hair ties because I lose them constantly. I go for durability on the things that are going to last me, but quantity on the things that I can never find. (Things I can never find goes both for "Oh wow they never have that style" and "where the FUCK did I put my hairbrush?") I have a reasonably complicated tradeoff on these things that factors in how often I use it, how good it needs to be for how much I use it, how expensive can I afford, and what the quality difference is between the expensive kind and the cheap kind.
R: Do you wear rain boots?
It doesn't really rain here, so I don't.
S: Do you wear socks or slippers when your feet get cold?
I have these excellent microfiber socks that are so very warm. I also have these lovely fleece socks, ditto. And we can't forget the awesome thick wool socks. I used to have a pair of slippers, and when I was a kid I had slipper-socks, which were the best.
T: Do you have a set of travel luggage?
No sets. Just a backpack with a padded slot for a laptop, and a great huge duffel bag that expands for sports gear. (Not that I have sports gear, but that's what the expansion capability is for.
U: What is your daily uniform?
Black skirt, black (usually) top, hair braided and probably clipped up, knee-high stockings, comfortable sandals.
V: If you are married, did you wear a veil with your wedding dress? If not, how did you do your hair?
Not applicable, although I have a half-finished veil at the top of my closet.
W: Do you wear a watch?
Not often anymore. Mostly I carry my cellphone.
X: What item of clothing always makes you feel beautiful?
There's this particular shirt with beads all around the neck and an impressive décolletage. Subtle, gorgeous, and I have the figure to make it work.
Y: What is your favorite type of yarn?
You should know that the last time I was crocheting on a regular basis, my budget and the yarn available extended to Red Heart, Red Heart, and more Red Heart. I am unschooled in the ways of yarnery.
Z: Do you prefer zippers or buttons?
Buttons. When a zipper fails, it fails. When one button fails, there are the rest. And they're easier to repair.