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Estoy bonita [20050615|16:44]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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On my way to the bus stop after my hair appointment, I run into one of the regular patrons. He has a gloriously well-kept head of waist-length dreadlocks. Today, they're hidden under an enormous baby-blue tam. "Pretty girl," he says, "you have a nice day." "You too," I respond.

~*~


I make my way to the upper level of the bus. I settle in by an Asian girl who is resolutely facing the window with her headphones providing a defensive barrier against the seat next to her. I pull out my book of Truman Capote stories and start to read. A couple of geezers several rows behind me are having a noisy discussion that's difficult to ignore at first, but I am quickly absorbed by Miriam and they recede into the background. "Start usin yer head, bruvva," one of them shouts suddenly and I jump and turn halfway around to face them. I face front quickly, but not before both of them have noticed me. "I fink we might be talking kinda loud," says one. "Wot, you mean that girl?" replies the other. "She's byooeeful," the first one whispers hoarsely, loud enough for me to hear. Out of the corner of my eye, I see the girl next to me lift her head off the window and grin at my burning red profile.

~*~


I get off the bus behind a young man who's whistling loudly. As we push our way through the crowd at the bus stop, he stands aside, smiles graciously and says, "After you, gorgeous." I smile back and thank him. I head for the crosswalk, but it turns out he walks much faster than I do and gets there first anyway. He presses the button for the signal and continues down the pavement without looking back or crossing the street.

~*~


Apparently, this is my day.
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From: de_rez
2005-06-15 16:13 (UTC)
Either that, or that is your city.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:07 (UTC)
Hey, I'll take both.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2005-06-15 16:34 (UTC)
Everyday should be your day!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:08 (UTC)
As Nancy says, I'm pretty and everyone wants to give me candy. Win!
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[User Picture]From: scanner_darkly
2005-06-15 16:37 (UTC)
Yikes. Apparently it is. Hope it continues. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:09 (UTC)
It's flattering, in a slightly disturbing way. Particularly as this sort of thing tends to happen to me when I'm feeling kind of slobby.
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[User Picture]From: souptime
2005-06-15 17:03 (UTC)
you unfriended me, again...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:14 (UTC)
The first time I unfriended you because you deleted your journal. I don't have a lot of patience for journal deletions; when I see the line through someone's name I tend to drop them.

I'm spending less time on LJ so I dropped a number of people who post a great deal, whose posts I comment on a lot and who aren't very responsive to my posts. That's all. I may have more time in the future and will add them back, but for now, I need to spend my energy elsewhere.
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[User Picture]From: souptime
2005-06-21 06:57 (UTC)


Well, I’m about to enter a wild and terrifying new chapter in my life. And, you are the only mad scientist that I know.


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[User Picture]From: seismic
2005-06-15 19:40 (UTC)
Apparently, this is my day.

No kidding. Hope everything goes your way today. And, well, y'know, everyday but seein' as there's a trend to follow here and all... =)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:15 (UTC)
If it happened every day I might take it for granted. Fortunately, that's unlikely. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:21 (UTC)
The evaluations show repeatability using a variety of observers. Ergo, it is scientifically demonstrable that yesterday, I was pretty. Wahey!
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2005-06-15 20:06 (UTC)
Hehehe. I liked the old guys in the back of the bus. I imagined Statler and Waldorf taking a break from snarky to admire you!

Have a byooeeful day!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:23 (UTC)
They were very much Statler and Waldorf. Except mangier, with a bit more of an aura of fag ends, cheap lager and benefits office.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2005-06-17 23:18 (UTC)
Ah, Calvin Klein's Degeneration. A powerful scent, that.
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From: boxofkittens
2005-06-15 20:26 (UTC)
I love it when that happens! :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:26 (UTC)
And all in a row like that! It's a wonder my head didn't explode from the pressure of expanding vanity.
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[User Picture]From: chibaraki
2005-06-15 20:38 (UTC)
Apparently you are EXTRA-hawt today. Wow. (Try not to cause any car wrecks.)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:27 (UTC)
Eh, the only vehicles on the roads besides the buses in central London are the black cabs, and the drivers are too busy trying to work out how to fit Mornington Crescent into their routes to notice girls. :-P
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[User Picture]From: enn
2005-06-15 21:38 (UTC)
well, i mean you are hoTT!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:28 (UTC)
Hello, hello there, miss E. I have missed your wit & photos. What's going on with you?
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[User Picture]From: enn
2005-06-16 18:20 (UTC)
.. o, just have had a lot to do lately! not much time to focus on posting; just reading the list to keep up, you know.. i've been in california the last few days; l.a.. going up to palomar mtn later today &then, in a couple of days, out to ocotilla wells desert..
i do plan on having the camera out, as i will be documenting the trees i used to climb &the desert i used to go to when i was a leetle leetle..
it's so exciting!

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[User Picture]From: behsharam
2005-06-16 06:56 (UTC)

Going through the periodic lj friends list cleansing?

I have been less than prolific in my own journal and with the comments indeed. :) I float around and read as much as I can before my shaky connection cuts me off. Broadband is not always all they claim it is.

Ah well. I hope you will friend me again.

I have days like that too. Somehow everything seems to work out for me and there's an extra bit of confidance radiating outward and people seem to equate this with physical beauty.

What did you have done to your hair?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:37 (UTC)
Going through the periodic lj friends list cleansing?

Yep, that was exactly it. I'm trying to spend less time here so I cut a bunch of recent adds of people I'd never met, seemingly abandoned journals, etc. I also cut people who post a lot, seem to expect comments, but rarely comment on my posts, which I think are pretty infrequent, especially for those who aren't on my tighter filters. (You don't fall into the latter category, obviously.)

Thanks for being understanding about it.

I have my hair re-twisted when I go the salon, which means that the dreads are separated - they tend to grow together - and the loose hairs at the scalp get worked into individual locks. Sometimes I also have them washed and steamed, to tighten up the existing locks. Also, the stylist massages your head, which feels divine.
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[User Picture]From: behsharam
2005-06-16 06:57 (UTC)
And you are beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-06-16 09:29 (UTC)
No no, it's beau-iful. There's no "t." ;-)
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