I’m in Love with Alienware

Or at least I’m in lust with one of their computers. It’s called the Area 51 m15x and it’s chassis is referred to as the “Ripley.” It’s all silver, and shiny, but you can customize the keyboard backlighting and command center lighting with different colors (is it any wonder I’m picking fuchsia?) and it even has this funky hybrid drive that I don’t quite understand yet.

But I will.

It also has lists of extra gear you can get – normal stuff like usb flash drives, and other things like a branded messenger bag or backpack.

Fuzzy was going to order a new Alienware system for himself, but a Dell ended up having more of the things he wanted, and we were going to replace my desktop, until we sat down and realized that I haven’t even USED it, except to print something, in over a month.

I work from bed, the living room, the dining room, the deck, more than I ever work in my office. (This also, by the way, reinforces my plan to get rid of my desk and put a day-bed in there)

In any case, yeah, I’ve got new computer lust, but I haven’t ordered it yet, and probably won’t be until mid-April.

I’ll let y’all know.

All Pink

Every so often, it’s good to unplug the computer, step away from the mass of CAT5e cables that wend their way through our house, and spend a few hours being completely girlish.

Today, Natalie and I bleached my hair all the way out to platinum, or most of it. She didn’t take the ends all the way out because they were pretty saturated, and she didn’t want to melt my hair. Of course, the very ends ended up on the floor, as we cut off five inches, leaving me with a sassy, flirty atomic pink bob.

To me, it doesn’t seem that different, except under fluorescent lights, when the very top is kinda purple. but not really. And yes, I know y’all want pictures, but I don’t generally put identifiable pictures of me on my blog, so those who desperately need them will see them via email or a locked LJ post.

After I get my eyebrows waxed.

It must look pretty cool to other people, because when we walked into Sushi Zone for dinner, the woman at the next table said, “Oh, my god, you have the best hair. You must stop and let me stare at you. You’re beautiful.”

I’m not, of course, but it was cool to feel so for a bit.

Also, the sushi was excellent, the service was great, and we’re so going back.

In other news, I bought four bras and a pair new pajamas.
Never underestimate the importance of good bras.
Or pretty pajamas.

Change is good…

I’m off to get my hair re-pinked, and I’ve just been playing with my site design (yes, again), because I liked the African Safari theme, but it was feeling dark and heavy, and sometimes I like whitespace.

I’m not sure if I’m going to keep the above image – it is both a nostalgic choice (when I was at USF we had regular midnight trips to the Mel’s on Geary on Thursdays, since none of us had Friday classes before 11 AM), and a play on my name, and I like retro and vintage. I have a thing for classic, vintage pin-ups as well, because they’re fun and flirty and I see them as empowering rather than objectifying. I mean the painted pin-ups, not actual photos.

Did you know there were several successful female pin-up artists?

Now you do.

Anyway, it’s the day before Easter, yes, but I think it’s okay for my blog to be wearing white a little early.

Happy Saturday.