Inspired by the lovely mynuet's recent post. See her post for instructions.
My wishful wishlist:
1. makeover, makeunder, make with advice - professional or not. I'm tired of being mistaken for an intern or a Peace Corps volunteer. Plus I've got a strange body (plus size petite) to dress.
2. your photo (and I will reciprocate) by email or LJ comment.
3. suggestions for how to meet people in Little Rock.
4. music CDs, please. As nausicaa1 did for me. I will reimburse for postage and supplies, even. I'm interested in anything new and interesting in classical, jazz, world music, and alternative rock.
5. structured, consistent incentive to work out, eat right, and lose weight.
6. standard missionary plug: check out lds.org.
7. new, complete fic, either Draco/Ginny or Eowyn/Faramir, a touch of angst with a happy ending.
8. any kind of snail mail.
9. book recommendations in any genre.
10. do your civic duty and register to vote (and then vote) and/or contribute to a cause.
Thanks and happy holidays!
2. I'll send an email.
3. Are you crafty at all? I can't remember. I've met some great people through crafty endeavors. Blogger meetups? local politics meetups?
5. Can you incorporate exercise into commuting? This seems to be the only way I can get consistent exercise. Although I LOVE ashtanga yoga, if you can find any there. It is great for any body type and you can work up the length of the session and your endurance. It is a group activity but self paced. It helps me keep alert, sleep less, be more energetic, and changed my body to be stronger and more flexible - which went back to normal when I left off...
8. Send me your address.
9. The Neverending Story (the movie only covered half the story!)
2. I'll send an email.
I think we exchanged photos awhile ago....
3. Are you crafty at all?
Not really. I'd really like to learn how to knit, just with new people not associated with work and school. I guess I should try to find out if there's a yarn store in town and see if they sponsor classes or groups.
5. Can you incorporate exercise into commuting?
Not on the bus. I've had bad luck with yoga too. But I'll follow up on the type you suggest.
3. So the poodle is a bit scary, but:
(2. I know I've seen a photo of you, didn't know whether I sent you one. Perhaps I did, of me and the ex-man friend.)
1. I used to freelance as a makeup artist... so let me know how i can help.
Thanks! I can send you a photo - I really need to figure out a good makeup routine for work.
8. Send me ur address
Shoot me an email ticklethepear at mail dot com or from my profile page.
Try the Clinique or the Mac counter and tell the makeup artist very firmly that you are looking for natural looking, minimal makeup. Their makeup lines have colors that suit most Asian skin tones.
As the makeup artists have to sell their products, they try and use as much as possible to push their stuff...
Laura Joh Rowland's books are a series about a detective named Sano Ichiro and is based in seventeenth century Samurai Japan. I would recommend starting at the very beginning of the series, even though you can read any of the books on it's own as well.
Wilbur Smith mostly writes stories based on Africa and they are usually set in the past. My fav book... himm I would say 'River God'.
#3: I decided that the next time I have to stay home for a long period of time, I'm making a beeline to my local chapter of PFLAG or ACLU. I figure that's where I'll meet open-minded people whose views and life experience are a little closer to mine.
#5: The only thing that seems to work for me is to make small changes one at a time. When I got back to Texas, I discovered those 8 oz. single-serving cans of Coke, so I started buying those and made a rule that for every one I drank, I had to drink a 16 oz. bottle of water. I wouldn't have stuck with it except that my body got so accustomed to having all that water and I feel shitty if I don't get it now. It's just part of my routine. I've moved on to making sure I get at least one vegetable dish per day (sad I have to make a rule about that, I know). It's not instant success, but my body has started to demand veggies from me more frequently, so i think i"ll get there eventually. This is the only way I can think to do it because it's the only way I show myself how much healthier I feel. That way all my desire to meet my goals comes from inside me rather than external pressure to look good. Maybe that would work for you too?
I'm making a beeline to my local chapter of PFLAG or ACLU.
Strangely, there's an office in LR but the chapter is in Fayetteville?! I am on the mailing list for Arkansas Peace and Justice Committee but they don't seem to do much outside of a monthly candlelight vigil.
As for PFLAG, I wonder if there's a chapter here since I was told that last year's Pride Parade had about 20 people and was disguised as a HIV/AIDS awareness event.
make small changes one at a time.
I think I eat pretty well and I'm active but nothing seems to change, and there's nothing physically wrong with me....