femmealunettes: (a held gaze : Sherlock and John)
When was the last time you took a really good look at your own eyes?

It's not something you do often, right? You know what color your eyes are and that's that. No real reason to go staring into your own gaze like a lovesick Narcissus.

Except boredom. And I have a headache and I am bored, bored, BORED, and reading fic just makes the ache worse, and listening to an audiobook just makes the ache worse, and I needed something to do that wouldn't make my head hurt, so I went into the bathroom and looked at myself for a little bit, because I really spend very little time in front of a mirror on a daily basis, and sometimes I start to wonder whether I'm actually pretty or not (verdict: yeah, I'm not bad to look at), and I spent a good couple of minutes getting very close to the mirror and looking into my own eyes, and what I saw surprised me.

I've always considered myself to be brown-eyed. My mother is brown-eyed and everyone has always said I look just like her. And when you look at my eyes from any sort of distance, they're a vague sort of middling brown.

But when you get really close, the brown isn't the dominant color any more. It's shards of brown surrounding the pupil, but the outer edge of my iris is actually a mossy sort of grey-green color. I wish that would be the color people would see when they look at me, because grey and green are both more interesting than brown, I've spent most of my life that I've had the option to change it making my brown hair be any other color, I'm not particularly fond of brown. But if that's what people see, well, that's what they see. And maybe one day I'll have someone who comes close enough and stares into my eyes for long enough to see the secret prettiness of them.

So I'm daring you all, friends: go stare into your own eyes for a couple of minutes, really study the colors you find there, and then tell me about them. Because I'm fascinated by people's eyes, really, and I imagine that even if you know very well what your eye color is, you might still find something there that surprises you.
femmealunettes: (deducing. : Sherlock Holmes)
You are the _________ to my _________.

Fill out the blanks with something fandom related (ex: You are the Ron Weasley to my Harry Potter) and comment with it and I'll add it in my user info :] It will make everyone happy, so please do it!



Seriously, I'll put it in my user info as they come in. (there is one comparison in particular I will chortle about for hours if someone makes...)


Now, my sleeping pills are going to kick my ass in about fifteen minutes, so I'm going to head them off at the pass and put my head down.

just a random question

  • May. 20th, 2010 at 9:09 PM
femmealunettes: (amusement. : Holmes)
Tell me, friendslist:

what's the most important thing that's happened to you in the past seven days?

I think for me it was talking to the head librarian at Wells. My life is going to be so much beyond improved because I took a shot and let Alice introduce me to the lady instead of just hoping for the best with the work-study program. Other things have been nice, but I think that was the most significant and consequential thing.

give me direction, o wise friendslisters

  • Feb. 24th, 2010 at 4:20 PM
femmealunettes: (*thinks hard*)
Okay, this needs to be separate from the last post so people will actually look at it:

what do you want me to vlog about?

I like doing vlogs, I just don't know what to talk about when I do them. So. Give me topics and I'll ramble about them.

lots of bloody questions

  • Feb. 17th, 2010 at 5:35 PM
femmealunettes: (hemoglobin is the key : Sylar)
Tomorrow I am going to go give blood at the Methodist church. I have a Red Cross donor card so I don't need to go through all the paperwork again (I hope), I can just stick my arm at someone and they can drain me a little bit.

Apparently according to the card they mailed me earlier, if you give blood you get a free pound of coffee from Dunkin Donuts. Isn't coffee a diuretic? As in, makes you dehydrated? Which is bad if you want to give blood?

...well, that reminds me to drink more water today, anyway.


So what about you guys? Do you give blood? Would you be more likely to if you got something for it besides the satisfaction of doing a good deed?

Do you know what your blood type is? Mine is O+. Both my parents are O+, all my siblings are O+; we have useful blood.

Have you ever needed a transfusion, or known someone who did? Back when my parents were in the School for Officer Training, my dad had problems with a bleeding ulcer, and he needed a lot of blood transfusions. My mom told them "Take it right out of me and stick it in him... and all our kids have the same type, take a tablespoon or two out of each of them." The nurses didn't think she was funny, but I think it was pretty hilarious.

Are you squeamish about blood or needles? I really don't like needles, but I make it a point to give blood anyway. I can deal with being a little bit freaked out for ten minutes if it could save somebody's life. (also, three tattoos. but that's more of a masochism thing than a needle thing.) Blood itself doesn't bother me so much. I'm always kind of fascinated to see a bag of my own blood, it's like... hey, that's part of me in there. Weird. I think I've donated blood five or six times... so potentially there are five or six people out there who've had a little bit of geek injected right into their bloodstream!

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