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Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005
Hi-Ho Hi-Ho I Think I Have To Go

Headed to the Valley on business, sort of. I need to pick up an armless desk chair for the control room. Trouble is that I need to pick up an armless desk chair sturdy enough to work with my afternoon guy, who isn't exactly tiny. But with our existing workstation configuration we've got to have something armless and on wheels in order to function.

While there in the Phoenix area, though, I think I might take in a movie or just do some shopping, much as my limited bank account will allow. I'm armed (with cell phone and credit card) and dangerous!

Heard several times now from Bachelor Number 2. Not going to happen but heck, it's a diversion right now. Also heard from Bachelor Number 4. He remains an enigma - clearly the best-educated of the bunch so far, a little older and more articulate in his interests and what he's seeking, and seems (at least in comparison to the others who've contacted me) considerably more on the side of normal - and unfortunately further away, the bane of the Internet.

Went yesterday to get my bangs trimmed and ended up getting talked into a full haircut. I hate the result but at least it wasn't a total whack job. I think my threats against cutting it too short did the trick there at least. Too layered, too fringy, too helmet-head, too 80's for my tastes. (Remember Sally Field's hairdo in Steel Magnolias? Yep, right about there. For you guys, imagine somebody sculpted your hair into Darth Vader's helmet.) I've already gotten a couple of compliments. I still hate it. If I'm going to be out of fashion step, let me be out of fashion and in my comfort zone.

Oh well.

The upside is that said stylist also told me where to go in the area to meet people, to shmooze and have fun. I am normally the kind of female about whom "all work and no play" was written. I rarely socialize. It's just not on my agenda. But you know what? I'm about to change that. Admittedly, nobody local can outdo the guy in the devil horns and red plastic cape, but I think I can console myself with someone a bit less flashy.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )