Friday, March 19, 2010

Digital perm.

I was talking to my mom on the phone last night, and I was saying how I really wanted to get a Japanese digital perm this summer. I thought about it last year, but I had a full-time job at the time that had me wake up at 5:30am every morning, so I thought straight hair would just be a lot more efficient. My natural hair is very wavy and impossible to tame, so I've always had my hair permed straight since I was 12. Now that I think about it, I don't change a lot, do I? I've had the same optometrist, doctor, dentist, and hair stylist since I was around 11 or 12 (though I think I've had the same family doctor since I was 6 or 7). Yeah, I don't like change all that much. I've always steered away from voluminous and curly hair since my own hair is pretty much like that already, but lately I've been thinking, maybe I should give a styled kind of curly hairstyle a try.

Anyway, so I'm not sure what kind of hairstyle I want! Instead of writing my essay last night or taking notes in class right now, apparently I'd much rather think about what hairstyle I should get in a few months.

I was thinking of getting really big and loose curls at the ends but keeping the top relatively straight. But I don't want the curls too tight either, it would look too... set. Something that would match a fluffy white or pink coat, preferably- which is not surprising, if you know me. I took my essay writing time last night to browse through 55 pages of hairstyles, and narrowed it down to the following three:

Maybe shorten and thin the bangs a bit, but I like the way the curls are at the end.

Looser curls, it looks fluffy!

Or a longer style. Obviously my hair isn't this long since my hair never seems to grow, but this looks so cool. I also like the bangs here. I wonder how long it would take to style in the morning though.

Anyway, something else to think about for the next few months.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bleak House.

I couldn't decide which cover I wanted to use, so I put both of them up there. The actual copy I'm using for class right now looks much more modern and photoshopped... and boring, because that's what a lot of modern art has become. Artistic, simplistic... give me a break. It's boring.

Just like any Dickens novel! Blogging from within an old classroom in the Chemistry building, with molecular theories scribbled on the blackboard and students sitting separately in old school, wooden desks, I'm currently in the middle of an English class on medicine and mystery in Victorian literature. Having read Shelley's Frankenstein, Collins' The Moonstone and Le Fanu's Uncle Silas, we began to study Dickens' Bleak House (which I always seem to mistype as "Bleach House") about two weeks ago.

I have to say, I was not looking forward to this book from the moment I picked it up at the bookstore. The story is 914 pages long and the book is thick, plus I've had bad experiences from reading another one of Dickens' novels for another class, Hard Times, which I must say is perfectly capable of boring someone to death.

But I was surprised- it's not as bad as I thought it would be. As expected, the writing style is quite dull (I've never been a Dickens fan), it's slow, and just like any Victorian novel, character descriptions are much too exaggerated. But I found that I quite like some of the characters in the book, especially a very, very minor character named Prince Turveydrop- and yes, you guessed it- simply because of his name. At least the story doesn't center around the Industrial Revolution again, and I much prefer the overly angelic and delicate protagonist in Bleak House than psycho ones pretending to be tragic heroes.

I suppose I should go back to taking notes. I still am no Charles Dickens fan, but Bleak House has definitely convinced me that Hard Times must then be one of the worst ones.