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January 16th, 2009


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10:53 am
Dear Diary,
It has been 24 days since my last confession...
Errr, wait. Wrong context.

It occurs to me that refreshing my friends page obsessively and posting once a month may be a little odd. Almost like I'm not really a part of this here LJ community, but more of a lurker. Just a random thought.

Today I had a new sensory experience! Did you know that your breath can condense in a mustache (if you have one) and freeze? it's very odd, your upper-lip starts feeling a little stiff, so you wiggle it and it crackles for a second. It only seems to happen below about 12F for me, I'm hoping that one of these days it'll get way colder and I can try to actually snap bits off.

Oh, did I mention I'm conducting an experiment on my face? Yeah, I have a mustache and small beard at the moment. [EDIT: see here!] The jury is out, but most people who have expressed an opinion say that the beard bit is good but the mustache ain't so hot. Unfortunately the beard without the mustache would be an Amish chin-strap, and I don't think that would look good on me, so I'm trying to figure out where to go with it from here. I don't think it will be a long-term addition to my face, but I certainly need to keep it long enough to have a few pictures taken of me so that I can look back when I'm old and say "Hey, I remember having a beard for a few months, that was funny!"

Big gig tonight for ENSMB, we're doing a little circus at the Arisia Sci-Fi convention in Cambridge. You'd have to buy into the con to see the show, which is somewhere in the $15-20 range. But if you're going to go to the con anyway, come to the ballroom tonight between 7 and 11pm and check out the fun!

aaaand back to work.
mood: calmcalm

(21 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:kivrin
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
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Hey! My brother and his girlfriend saw you folks play with Amanda Palmer and said you were awesome. :D
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
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hah! small world!
^_^
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From:locriansax
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
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You interested in coming to the NEC gig I posted recently?
Would love to see you there.

I was going to go to Arisia this year, but needed to save $$

have a great gig!!!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
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26th, right?
Sounds like a great show, that weeks busy for me but I might be able to juggle a few things... ^_^
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From:locriansax
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
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yah, the 26th. and it's FREE (you can't beat that with a stick!)

Hope to see you there!
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From:albionwood
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
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A long time ago when I was a grad student in NH, I too experienced that mustache-freezing trick. I thought it was way-cool! Made me feel like Sir Edmund Hillary or one of those other cool guys in National Geographic...
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
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hah, yeah there was definitely that aspect to the whole thing. Made my walk into work feel more epic.
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From:oceanic
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
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I think the mustache looks good!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
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aww, tanks!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
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yeah, it's definitely less hideous now than it was 2 weeks ago. prosicated said I should revel in this experiment and get it all out of my system at once, so I'm going to give it a bit and see what happens.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
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clearly!
but no one's taken my picture... *cries*
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From:oceanic
Date:January 16th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
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coraline did-- it's on her flickr stream.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
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oo! that's right, she was pointing a camera around the other day...
/me bops over to flickr
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Meh, it looks much better now than it did then. ^_^
Need a more recent one, although that will help for documentation of the experiment's evolution.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
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/me scheemes
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From:why_style
Date:January 16th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
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beard log! - the real blog! it's looking like a good start. as pointed out above, patience is key because the first time is always the toughest. especially getting through the itchy phase where you can't really think about anything except getting the woolly muskrat off your face.

first time for me it took about 3 months for me to grow enough facial hair for me to call it a beard (and another couple before other people would refer to it a such), but it does seem to speed up every time. Everyone's different of course, but I shave mine off every once in awhile and can now go from clean shaven to completely scraggly in about a week, and after a couple of weeks it's pretty darn full.
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From:dilletante
Date:January 16th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Did you know that your breath can condense in a mustache (if you have one) and freeze?

yeah... i did know that.

washing my hair and then going out in the cold and having my ponytail freeze solid gives me more worries about "hair snapping off." but ice in my mustache always seems more startling to me, because i'm used to thinking of my face as... closer in, or something-- like, if i'm not frozen, how can part of my face be?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 16th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
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so true!
I mean I grasped intellectually that this could happen, but actually having it happen right under your nose is rather startling.
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