Winter’s log, earthdate 201505.07

As Seen on Bored Panda today:
Beautiful Owls (I love owls!)
25+ Pets That Need To Go Inside RIGHT NOW

Would you believe it’s a quarter to six, in the evening, and we’ve just got back from my 3.15 hairdressing appointment? Well-l-l… we did stop off on the way home so that Julian could get himself a “casual jacket” that he can bum around the house in, and Big W is a bit labyrinthine, the way they have things laid out (and it’s definitely not designed in any way shape of form for use by disabled people!) However! No screenies of my hair tonight – in this lighting you wouldn’t really be able to tell the difference – it’s subtle, designed more for toning my hair towards blending in with the rest of the colours (you got yet another complement, Josh – Brooke, their best colourist, said that whoever had done the foils had done an “expert” job! And no, I didn’t tell them) But wow! What an experience! I arrived… and was, as usual, offered a cup of tea or coffee (standard procedure) but then I was given – if you can you believe it – a very enjoyable and relaxing massage! Neck, shoulders and base of the skull. A little later on, the guy – Daniel, I think his name was, came back to give me a hand massage as well! Then, when the colour was finally rinsed off, Brooke used some sort of a “treatment” on my hair and scalp, then covered it all with a hot towel, and put a warm eye pad over my eyes, and left me to “relax” for about ten minutes. Then the hot towel (which was by then a “cool” towel) and eye pad were removed, my hair was given one last light rise, and I was ready to be dried. I don’t think I’ve ever had a hair colouring treatment quite like it! If that’s their standard hair colouring procedure,  maybe I should have my hair coloured every week! Young Daniel is quite interested in the sound of Rift – he plays Guild Wars 2, and says that it’s quite confusing until you get up to about level 30, but that it’s worth persevering with. I have actually played it, a fair while ago, but I think I only ever got up to about level 11 or something – so perhaps I’ll give it another go…

And speaking of Rift, I started my work on Greybriar last night. I’d managed to get two characters re-set up properly, and all of a sudden there was a sort of a doorbell chime (“ding-dong”, Avon crawling!) and a notice appears on the screen saying that the server’s coming down in 30 minutes for maintenance, and would we all please get ourselves to somewhere safe. The system was expected to be down for five hours, and a “Sorry for the inconvenience!” was tacked on at the end. Grrr! I was just getting into my stride, too! Oh well, so I started again this morning, right after breakfast, but only managed to get another four characters done before it was time to get ready to go out. That leaves me with another four to do tomorrow – unless I decide to go and have another look at Guild Wars 2 – which may be easier said than done! I know I had an account, and I know I played it. I’m also pretty sure I bought it – mainly because it doesn’t say anything about “Free to Play” on it’s home screen – and because I have a vague recollection of Julian saying that it was cheap enough, I might as well get it (because my favourite eldest daughter was not only playing it, but very enthusiastic about it too) And of course, this all means that I’m going to have to open up my email in order to check back through ancient messages for receipt type emails, and confirmatory messages… and I object, very strongly, to opening up my email more than once a day in the morning! So it’ll just have to wait until tomorrow! Why do I object to opening up my email except once a day, in the morning? In all honesty, I don’t know! I think it stems back to the time when checking your email meant being deluged in more than a hundred pieces of spam that you had to wade through to get to the “good bits”. This should give you all a clue as to how long ago that was – I think email filtering might have progressed just a teeny bit since then – but old habits die hard. On the other hand, I have been known to check my email repeatedly, at all times of the day or night, when I thought that a particular piece of email might have been coming in. Anyway, this business with Guild Wars 2 isn’t really all that important – it’s just that I’m curious, now…. And I’m sure you’ve all met people similar to a “curious Winter” before – they prowl around like a demented tiger, snapping people’s heads off, fretting, fidgeting, sulky, waspish… need I go on? 🙂 (Why is my right hand sore? It feels like a toothache in all of the bones in my palm – on top of my palm? duh! In the palm region of my hand!) Ooops! Look at the time! Five minutes to the news, and dinner! Back again later! 🙂

+————————–+ * Dinner & Television Break * +————————–+

Right – back again! 🙂 Yes, I’m curious about Guild Wars 2 – but even more curious to know what happened to my account, and what my password was! I guess I’ll find out tomorrow… 🙂 And besides, I have too much work to do on Rift at the moment. Not to mention my graphics, which I haven’t really touched for two whole days! You know, there’s only one thing wrong with having really, really short hair, like me! My right ear gets freezing cold, to the point where it aches! Only my right ear – my left ear’s perfectly fine… so here I am, typing away, wearing that lovely new red and black paisley shawl… with part of the shawl wrapped around my right ear. I know I look stupid, but at least my ear’s warm!

Weigh-in this morning. Was quite mystifying! I keep expecting the “Big Bounce Back”, but it obviously hasn’t located my address yet…I went down another point, to 92.2kg! I’m thinking that by the time the “BBB” locates me, and it will, I might well be in the 91kg zone! But I hope it doesn’t locate me until I get down to at least 91.0kg 😉 So now I’m getting worried about weighing myself tomorrow morning! What if I go up eight points? Even if you live in Mildura, I think you’d probably hear me scream! :/

So… as far as I know, we’re not doing anything vitally important tomorrow, which will give me ample time to finish off Greybriar, (hopefully) locate my missing Guild Wars 2 account and password, do a bit of work on my “paneled” background tile, and paint my nails! [fx: hysterical laughter /fx] And if you believe all of that, well I have this wonderful bridge to sell you…. 😉 Seriously though, I should not only get Greybriar finished off, but I should also have had a chance to look at Laethys, and see if I can do anything sensible with my higher level girls there. The thing is, I can solo my girls up to around level 50, with only minimum help from himself for some of the harder zone-ending Rift quests – but past level 50, soloing gets fairly hard core… that’s why a lot of my characters end up sitting on level 50 for (sometimes!) years… however, whatever I do end up doing tomorrow, you can bet your sweet bippy* that there’ll be plenty of news, interesting (and boring) anecdotes, gossip, and obscure phrases like the sweet bippy one above 🙂 – so don’t miss out! call in again this time tomorrow night! 😉 But until then, remember to bee good, don’t hide your (collective) lights under a bushel, and above all…. stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

*you can bet your sweet bippy” (see “Catchphrases”, just past half way down the page…)

4 thoughts on “Winter’s log, earthdate 201505.07

  1. I now feel totally relieved after learning that you enjoyed the hairdressing experience at oscar. 🙂 Thanks for keeping me posted on the many compliments you have received re your hair colour all along. 🙂 🙂


  2. Thank you for pointing me in their direction! 🙂 It’s not what I would have chosen for myself, but that’s life. Never lose faith that you have an extraordinary talent there! 🙂 We’re both here for you, if you ever need anything… that’s what friends are for 🙂


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