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Sometimes all I want is a haircut, you know?
I wandered (slowly) out of the house today in my new coat and found a tiny hair salon less than a block away; it's situated where a barber shop with a cult following had been for ages. Apparently, the guy who ran it retired, and the premises have been under Sue's control ever since. She took about 45 minutes where most other people in this city that I've gone to would usually take only 15 minutes or so, and what a difference it made. My hair hadn't been cut in about six weeks, and when you keep your hair as short and textured as I do, six to eight weeks without a cut looks, in a word, awful. Sue was complimenting me on my skin the whole time, though, so I must be doing something right in spite of still being mostly cooped up. Today was the first day I got through with negligible pain until evening hit; at that point, the effects of my trip out for the haircut became apparent, and I had to hit the ibuprofen hard. Overall, I'm not sleeping well.

rinue and liquidmorpheme came over for dinner. We watched a special online sneak-peek of this film, in which me, lifegivingsword, sovay, and rushthatspeaks were extras back in the summer of 2012 when rinue and liquidmorpheme had been charged with doing some background shots. I'm not quite certain when in 2015 it's being released, but it will be out there in some form or another soon enough. The cinematography is arresting, and the credits are warmly visual. However, the narrative is, to me, somewhat disjointed. The stories of the three protagonists don't hang together as coherently as I would like them to (or, indeed, as it is implied they should), although there's a truly stellar performance from a member of the supporting cast. Keep an eye out for it.

I started compiling my most recently published poems and the scant few newly written pieces I have from this year into the beginnings of a third collection. While some of these are online and in print, they are eighteen pages of work that have not been in any of my collections / chapbooks to date. I haven't written any poems this month, and that's frustrating given the vivid horrors my dreams have to offer at the moment.

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Haircuts are magical, it is known! Too bad there are no good hairdressers in hole-in-the-wall places around here, tiny corner shop usually means the most basic service, albeit cheap.

Glad you had such a positive experience, and that you're doing marginally better. Hope your pain levels continue to improve! And it's very good to hear you're working on compiling another book, that's wonderful.

I've found two small places in this city that are actually very good, and I've heard there are more. Maybe it's just that there's a competitive atmosphere here as hairstylists go; I don't even know what accounts for it!

Thank you <3

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Re: pain and painkillers, all true *sigh* I'm off the painkillers for the most part, but the other annoying factors creep in to take over.

Congrats on your trip out! I'm always intrigued by people who enjoy time spent at the hairdresser's. I hope you'll post your haircut =)
The film seems very promising and I'll keep an eye out for it. Maybe you'll post a reminder...?
Wishes, hugs (very careful) and ibuprofen to you.

I find haircuts curiously relaxing, and I always have. I'm not sure why that is. I feel like I shed something, I guess, that I don't have to worry about for a while?


A good haircut is a wonderful thing indeed. Glad the moments between pain are longer, though the lack of sleep must be horrendous.

The movie sounds intriguing. I will keep an eye out for it.

Sending positive thoughts that the the words will come soon. *Hugs*

The lack of sleep is outright annoying. And the sleeping past 10am is, too, because many interesting things start happening online around 8am or so. Resetting the schedule is going to be somewhat tricky.


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