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13 January 2004 @ 01:02 pm
Anyone familiar with the production methods of textbooks? I've been taken by this strange notion to solve the persistent problem of why they cost so damn much, but despite the need of the case to be solved, I am little inclined to expend actual effort on it.

On the good news front, it appears as though although my old bank card is lost, no one else got a hold of it before I canceled it. So I still have some money saved up, yay.

You know, I've never actually had a cavity, technically ... my dentist is the up-and-at-em sort of geeky type, so none of the potential sites have ever gotten that far (they all get drilled and filled the moment they look suspicious). I was telling erikadoor about a little idea I had while I watched the squirrel in the dumpster as the dentist/dental hygenist installed a filling in my molar yesterday morning. What if, instead of attempting to replicate the natural surface of the tooth and blend the filling material in, you leaned towards body art and made little sculptures in there instead? XD It wouldn't necessarily have to be practical ... in fact, it'd probably be downright dumb. Erika pointed out that there could be interesting cosmetic applications, though ... ::ponders:: Tooth sculpture, people. Next big craze, I'm telling ya!

The snow here is starting to look like wet toilet paper on muddy lawns. They say it's supposed to start snowing again ... sure hope so, it'd be a lot more attractive than as it currently stands.

Opening the box of stuff, I sorted out all of Skuld's accessories last night (earrings, check ... necklace, check ... rings/bracelet, check ... shoes, check ... belt, check ... gloves, check ...), found all my little red "orbs," and pulled out the red fabric from the gloves so I could give 'em a much needed wash. The red orbs are a yellower red than the new red fabric I have ... I am almost tempted to repaint them ... almost. We shall see how bad it looks once its all assembled. I'm going to do something different with the shoes, this time ... instead of trying to hide the laces, I'm going to make a point of them being there (Skuld's childish side seems to fit with the sneakers look, actually). I'm going to use ribbon instead of plain laces, though ... and maybe add some thick socks to change the look of my legs and mimic that one picture ... ::ponders::

I also spent most of the night cutting out patterns for a new try at Skuld's coat, as well as a pattern which I hope to use for a Rose Bride skirt someday ... dang, that thing's huge. o_o

Yeah, back to cutting patterns.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: "Half Pain," Witch Hunter Robin
hypertechie: blackhypertechie on January 13th, 2004 06:50 pm (UTC)
uh oh...
another sewer in the quad, i don't know if it can handle it. (secretly plotting...only one more to convert to my side, watch out kate) That is cool that you are sewing. It is fun isn't. :)
A girl with a mind like a diamondoneautumnday on January 16th, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
Okay. The fellow I talked about earlier will not be staying in my room at Katsu. You're our 7th, if you don't mind the crowding! I'll let you know actual prices closer to the con, but I'll want the money on Thursday night, if you'll be there. Our room is for thurs, fri, and sat nights, let me know if you need to stay over all three or only two. ^_^
One Who Wanders: contemplativeabiona on January 17th, 2004 07:52 am (UTC)
I am used to crowding. XD And even if I weren't, I'd get used to it pronto!

I will let you know ... right now, it is currently looking like all three. Hmmm ... random question ... do you have room for a Skuld staff on your way to Katsu ...? Somehow I don't think they'll let me take it on a plane. XDXD;
A girl with a mind like a diamondoneautumnday on January 17th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)
Hmmm. Doubtful, as I'm sure my trunk is uber full as is. Regardless, how long *is* it?
One Who Wanders: did i tell youabiona on January 18th, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC)
About four feet and five inches. XD
A girl with a mind like a diamondoneautumnday on January 20th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC)
eee. I don't think my poor little Corolla could handle that. ;_;
(unmuted): i see in the dark through colored lensesdoublesketch on January 22nd, 2004 12:24 am (UTC)
I spent $120 on my art history text last spring semester. I returned it in june for $5.

yep. five big ones. the old man plunked the money down. I said, "i payed over a hundred dollars for that," and moved to take it back. he snatched it from my hand and threatened to call security if i didn't get out of the bookstore.

like the venus of willendorf's tits are any saggier this year. jesus.