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Having got to a phase in health where I'm only managing a bath every 3-4 weeks now, my hair was really REALLY not coping. Even with all my (extensive) no-poo techniques it only lasts 2 weeks between washes before it starts to be untenably icky. So a few days ago one of my awesome support workers clipped it for me ... tada:

Ricky with bald head, wearing blue T-shirt and lying on a blue sheet

I did not mean to colour-coordinate with my own sheets, BTW. That's an unexpected bonus ;)

I'm still peeved that stupid illness takes away the choice of what I do with my hair, but I also don't mind being bald, so it kind of balances out. It's definitely something I'd choose sometimes of my own accord, I just wish it was my choice.

Other than that things have been very quiet. Lots of sleeping. Lots of talking radio and audiobooks and podcasts. Oh, that reminds me .. a few new podcasts that others may enjoy:

SpyCast - Fascinating stories from the intelligence communities. Last one I listened to was an extended interview with the actual guy involved in the "Argos" fake movie cover used to get the hostages out of Iran. They made a movie about it recently, I believe.

The Pollsters - A Republican pollster and a Democrat pollster talk about what's new in polling that week. I started listening to it just after the election when they were discussing "what went wrong" but it's interesting all the time, I discovered.

Listening to lots of podcasts and audiobooks and talking radio because I'm spending lots of time resting (in waterbed away from computer) and asleep lately. According to my magic Apple Watch averaging 10.5 hours sleep this week, but probably 2-4 hours more per day when I'm in the waterbed but not asleep. Hence lots of audio input. Thank ghods for technology.

Ability to type fluctuates. Tonight I'm relatively OK (i.e.: it hurts and I type this in about 5 small parts) but other days it's on-screen keyboard only. Luckily MacOS Sierra is way better at on screen keyboards than previous OSs because it's built in now, but they still suck basically.

Stay well, friends.
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Date: 2017-01-15 01:40 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Ultra modern white fabric interlaced to create strong weave (interdependence)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
The first pic of you I saw was bald as an egg, so in this amazing picture you seem just born from the ether.

(The color coordination makes your head float in the center of the darkness -- shades of brain-in-a-jar, which may be too damn close to what you're feeling right now.)

Date: 2017-01-15 03:15 pm (UTC)
acelightning: my most recent passport photo (mugshot)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
There have been times, in the heat of the summer, that I've been tempted to get my own hair cut short. But then someone in public squeals, "Ooh, I love your hair!", and I love it when that happens :-)

A few of my "real life" friends have very short, or even completely-shaved-off, hair (or they cut it all off at the beginning of summer, and let it grow out all year), for convenience and comfort, and it is an interesting "look", especially on someone you wouldn't expect! As long as you're comfortable with it, both physically and aesthetically, that's what matters. (Although I'm tempted to make or find a propeller beanie for you...)

Date: 2017-01-16 10:17 am (UTC)
acelightning: 1950s science fiction rocket in space (rocket)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
Back around 1960, when I was 12 or 13, I got invited to a very small, very local "science fiction convention", which was a one-day event that mostly consisted of presentations and panel discussions. At the time, young teenage fans were looked down on as being "kids with propeller beanies". So, naturally, I decided I wanted to wear a propeller beanie to the event. I couldn't find one in any store, but they did have plain beanies; I bought a propeller, and the appropriate bearing, from a place that sold model-airplane parts, and attached it to the beanie. Isaac Asimov (!) thought it was "cute" :-)

That propeller was deliberately large, with a diameter nearly as big as the beanie itself. But I'm pretty sure there are some very small propellers available now - say, 3 to 4 centimeters radius... *giggles*

Date: 2017-01-15 04:48 pm (UTC)
vass: Sam Carter hugs Thor (*hugs*)
From: [personal profile] vass
You can definitely rock that style, although you can rock other hairstyles too, and I wish it'd been your choice.

I was decluttering the other day, and I found a little yellow note with "Life is beautiful, and so are you. Ricky says so!" on it, from that time I visited you. Thank you. So are you.

Date: 2017-01-17 08:50 pm (UTC)
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
My dad keeps threatening to get a skull tattoo. I'm not sure I could decide on one piece of skull art to keep indefinitely. I might keep a henna artist in fortnightly appointments...

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