I've been doing a bit of New Year's restocking in my music department, since I ended up losing part of the music collection on my laptop after an update moved stuff around and I accidentally deleted the music files. I hate it when the updates do that, especially when they don't load your profile correctly, which basically means that everything is there but in a different place and saved as "read only". Restarting usually fixes it, but in this case the music files were a casualty, so I'm re-ripping the stuff I have on CD at home and re-ripping some stuff from WMA format to MP3 format, which is a lot better as a container and can play in practically anything. I'd actually been meaning to do that last part for a while but hadn't gotten the chance.
And just looking through the folders in the music section now, I'm embarrassed to say that I still have Linkin Park on there! Boy, that brings back (unpleasant) memories. I was such a dweeb when I was 14-15 years old, but at least I can laugh at it.
I also just got off the phone with April, my hairdresser, and we've set up an appointment for tomorrow at 1. I'm thinking of going for something a bit like Natalie Portman
with less spiky stuff up top, and it was actually a picture of her that gave me the idea. I can already hear people saying it's "cute", but I'm more concerned about it not being a pain to deal with. And considering how dykish I already look it would fit, and maybe bring out the red in my hair (since generally the shorter my hair is the more obvious it is that there's a bit of red in it).
But despite the above assertion that I'm fairly dykish, I do have a feminine side (which mostly manifests through stuff like cooing over small fuzzy animals). I've made it a habit to paint my nails with a very light, almost transparent pink, mostly to protect them. Most people don't even know I'm wearing any nail polish until I point it out, since basically it just makes them look shiny. And while I don't wear makeup (with the exception of a little powder foundation that I occasionally put on if I feel like it) I do moisturize the skin on my face and legs. I also just threw on some lip balm since it's still very cold outside, and Dad and I are about to go out. On the whole it's more than I used to do, but it's not excessive and it's still easy.
Basically, some changes, some stayed the same. 2009 is looking pretty good so far.
Now playing: E.S. Posthumus - Tikalhttp://foxytunes.com/artist/e.s.+posthumus/track/tikal