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By iGrrrl (Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 08:39:06 AM EST) (all tags)
Girl Scout drama.
Coffee.
Arrogant post-docs at the World's Greatest University.
Headdesk.
Hair. Lots and lots of hair

Pic inside, but not many words. It's for Hulver.



Anyone who tells me I should donate it to Locks of Love (which, in my opinion, has several hallmarks of a scam), will be asked to donate $1,000 USD to the charity of my choice. Why is it people think they can tell you what to do with your body parts?

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Fantastic hair by hulver (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 08:51:45 AM EST
I bet it's a bit of a pain to manage though.

Looks great.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock

Also by hulver (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 09:41:13 AM EST
Thanks for posting this :)
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock
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You're welcome (n.t.) by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:10:26 AM EST

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Not much of a pain by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:10:05 AM EST
Right now it's braided and coiled into a bun on the back of my head, which I finally hit on for TKD class. The braid alone turned out to be dangerous when I got faster at the spinning kicks.

It's in a bun of some sort most of the time, and at one point there were people who had worked with me for years who had no idea how long my hair was. I'm under somewhat joking orders to never let it down when I'm giving a seminar or with a client. ("They'll be looking at your hair. They won't hear a word you say.") Drives me bananas when it's down, so usually it only comes down to dry or if I have a headache.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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I will show your picture to my daughter by hulver (4.00 / 1) #26 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:38:33 AM EST
Youngest daughter is trying to grow her hair long. It's almost down to the bottom of her back now, but as fast as her hair grows so does she.

She will envy your hair.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock

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It only looks that healthy because I wear it up. by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #27 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 12:14:21 PM EST
I've had mothers get mad at me because after seeing my hair, their daughters decide to grow it. Good luck to her. When K was about three or four, she said she wanted to grow her hair down to the floor, so that when she grew up, it would be as long as mine.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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there are many other places you can donate to... by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 08:52:51 AM EST
just not as well known as LoL. chances are they don't mean specifically one place...they just don't know better.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
Again with the donating... ;-> by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:06:36 AM EST
If I were to cut it I might rather find an artist who wanted to do interesting things with it.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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I'm not pushing you to donate it by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #13 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:07:59 AM EST
I'm just saying that people don't generally know better.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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No, they don't by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:12:34 AM EST
Every time I hear that someone has just "spent two years growing her hair and just donated it to Locks of Love" I bite my tongue. If I catch them before they cut it, I point them another direction.

But, seriously, I get told I "should" donate it four or five times a year!

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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I got that a lot when I had my hair long too by fluffy (2.00 / 0) #42 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 04:07:53 PM EST
Not that I think anyone should be forced into it, but what makes you think they're a scam?  Personally I'm neutral about the idea and dubious about whether donated hair could actually make for a decent hairpiece to begin with,  but they never struck me as scammy per se.
busy bees buzz | sockpuppet revolution
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links and comment by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #43 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 05:01:55 PM EST
LiveJournal's longhair community has a set of memories about LoL here.

Also, they wouldn't give me any receipt for the tax deduction for a charitable donation. That got my antennae wiggling, and then I found the link above. Seems like I could donate it to help clean the oil spill in the Gulf.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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every time by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #45 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 06:01:03 PM EST
Tell them you just did 2 weeks ago.  If they know anything about the LoL they'll be like damn you have a lot of hair.


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I always envisioned you having by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 09:14:21 AM EST
some sort of punk or post-punk hairstyle. Not something gorgeous like that.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

isn't that post-punk? by garlic (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 09:38:48 AM EST


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her two kids in high school think she's uncool by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #12 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:07:58 AM EST
but with that hair, could shake her ass on the front of white snake's car..

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Sir, you are under a misconception by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #18 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:20:32 AM EST
When Whitesnake was making videos, I would not have been picked, should I have even auditioned, due to inadequate secondary sex characteristics.

Back then I was routinely mistaken for a boy, but I was working as a roadie.

Also, my kids are still in elementary school, so they haven't yet decided I'm not cool.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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It is, indeed, quite literally by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #19 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:21:35 AM EST
See comment below.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Actually, it is post punk by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:17:04 AM EST
As in, post when I was a punk. Back in the 80s.

and the righteous mullet of DOOM

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Wow. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #35 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 02:11:02 PM EST
Awesome.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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I voted curly perm by ana (4.00 / 2) #4 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 09:28:52 AM EST
because I remember Farrah Fawcett-Minor.

*runs away*

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

Hah! I'd forgotten that by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #20 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:22:15 AM EST
I tried so hard to get my hair to do that...

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Also, Happy Birthday! by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #25 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:29:31 AM EST

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Girl scout drama by marvin (4.00 / 2) #7 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 09:48:48 AM EST
Makes me think of this picture.

Made of win! by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #21 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:24:58 AM EST
Thanks for that.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Arrogant post-docs... by Vulch (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 10:29:49 AM EST
Undergrads today actually. Being June it's May Ball time, mail from undergrad in charge "Everyone needs to be out of College by 11am". Response from the Senior Tutor "Actually, Fellows and Staff can carry on as usual though they are welcome to leave if the disruption gets too great".

There's water. Lots of water. Temperatures due to hit 7C tonight and it's breezy. I should have run a sweep on the number of hypothermia cases treated...


Because the students are "everyone" by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #22 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:27:13 AM EST
The staff and faculty are like furniture.

These guys... Only about 25% of post-docs in biomedicine actually get faculty jobs, and this group is convinced it will be them, because they're at World's Greatest University. "Cream rises," they say. Sadly, as my thesis advisor noted, so does scum.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Third greatest surely by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #32 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 01:12:54 PM EST
Having spent the last couple of weeks updating an online application system for a Research Fellowship competition at a Cambridge College, I can only find the advert for it in the Oxford University Gazette. Ah, hang on, I might have skived off for the afternoon due to May Ball setup but it's on our site too now so someone is still there.


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Locks of Love by ni (4.00 / 1) #9 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 10:34:21 AM EST
does, indeed, appear to be a scam. I had no idea. Thanks.


"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM
You're growing out your hair? by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #23 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:27:49 AM EST
Why, ni!

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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For too long have I by ni (4.00 / 1) #29 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 01:03:22 PM EST
dreamed of being a unicorn. Through careful shaving, a drum of hair gel and an assortment of epoxies I will finally be able to live the dream! I need only make some dietary change to complete my metamorphosis.

I'm afraid it was just idle curiosity.


"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM

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Who needs expoxy when there's purple plastic hair? by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #30 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 01:10:34 PM EST
Manicorn.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Oh, god. by ni (4.00 / 1) #33 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 01:21:36 PM EST
I thought I'd left that night in my past.


"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM
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You know, by mrgoat (4.00 / 1) #34 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 02:07:40 PM EST
I did this for a while, with two horns instead of one. It is actually very viable.

--top hat--
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Wow [nt] by riceowlguy (4.00 / 1) #10 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 10:35:06 AM EST
Nice Tresses.

Thank you by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #24 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:28:27 AM EST
I get that a lot. I've been told my hair needs its own zip code.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Perm, Perm, Perm ! by Phage (2.00 / 0) #28 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 12:22:40 PM EST
You know you want to.
I'm with ana. Mmmmmmm curls.

If I ever have to cut it by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #31 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 01:11:59 PM EST
I've been thinking about the fun things I would do first if I had to cut it. I was thinking dying all of it blue.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Multi-color. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #36 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 02:14:58 PM EST
Streaks of blue and magenta. It's what all the emo-punk girls are wearing these days.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Things to do with hair by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #37 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 02:20:18 PM EST
I remember my grandmother had a frame on her den wall that had, what I thought, was a shadowbox of some kind. Turned out, it was a piece of artwork (flowers, garlands, other "greenery") made from woven hair from her grandmother.

It was very cool.

I can't find any photos of things like that on The Google, tho.

Oh, wait. Here's some.
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That's cool. by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #40 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 03:30:54 PM EST
I have a chain with an antique locket. The locket has a bit of hair in it, and the chain is made out of carefully braided hair from three of my great-great-aunts. But pictures. Wow.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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So, on the hair by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #38 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 02:27:11 PM EST
Have you ever twisted it up like one of the Tastee Freeze characters for Halloween? 




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No. by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #39 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 03:28:47 PM EST
I'd need a styrofoam form for it to go around, and way more hairspray than I'm willing to use.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Given how much hair you have, by mrgoat (4.00 / 1) #41 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 03:39:34 PM EST
I think you'd better ask it before any major changes. Forget zip code, your hair may be a sovereign nation.

--top hat--
LoL is so yesterday. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #44 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 05:42:39 PM EST
Donate it to clean the oil in the gulf!!1

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No kidding by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #47 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 09:28:23 PM EST
I wonder if salons could start bagging it up!

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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they do by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #49 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:17:08 PM EST
my salon has a sign that says "your haircut helps clean up oil spills."
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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Excellent! by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #50 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:38:58 PM EST
That makes me happy!

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Not just for humans by gpig (2.00 / 0) #54 Sat Jun 19, 2010 at 01:04:17 PM EST
We've finally found a use for all that Pyrenees hair .... the dog groomers near us are not only keeping the fur that they remove, but also collecting brushings from the general public.
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Hair by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #46 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 09:27:48 PM EST
I used to have hair that long.

My stepmother also had hair that long...she lost it to cancer.  So for her sake if nothing else, don't lose the hair against your will like she did.
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It's something I've thought about by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #48 Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 09:31:10 PM EST
My mother died of cancer, too. If I ever have to undergo chemo before I cut it for other reasons, I'm going to have some fun with it, first.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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wooooow! by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #51 Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 02:19:04 PM EST
i'm so jealous!  when my hair gets to about 2 inches longer than my shoulders it splits and breaks.  i've never been able to have truly long hair.

yours is incredible!

Thank you. by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #52 Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 09:59:00 PM EST
The ends are in pretty good shape, but I wonder if that's because I wear it up most of the time.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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have you ever put it up in rags? by misslake (2.00 / 0) #53 Sat Jun 19, 2010 at 09:00:48 AM EST
so that it was all super crazy curly in the morning when you wake up?

i think you should tear up a pillowcase tonight, wet your hair and wind your tresses around the strips. once it's dry, i bet your hair will curl up almost to your shoulders!

it's the most ridiculous and awesome thing to do with really long hair.

Oooh by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #55 Sat Jun 19, 2010 at 09:31:21 PM EST
I'll wait for winter. It'll be very cool, though. Hmmm. There will be pics if I pull it off. It'd take about 24 hours to dry...

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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