Unfortunately, we didn't go today :( More time to work on that outfit, I guess XP It may end up sitting in the closet for a year or so though until I go again, since next weekend is closing week. I feel that whole thing was an exercise in futility. Oh well D:
I was still really tired when I woke up, but I wasn't able to get back to sleep either. Matt bought some donuts, though, so I had breakfast waiting for me. It's a nice surprise :)
Other than that, I've bene trying to clean up the costume disaster area that my house has become. It always gets this way when I'm workin on last-minute stuff. (It totally didn't help that I ripped out all those hems yesterday and re-did everything. That's time I could have spent finishing the overskirt or cleaning up) I also managed to get to the vet's today. Senpu is currently tormented by the wet slick of frontline on his back that he can't quite reach. I think he may have gotten a taste of it, though, because he keeps making faces and licking his side. He can't reach where I dumped it, though, so it's driving him nuts. Hopefully all the fleas will fall over dead now. XP
I also stopped by Hastings on the way home and tried to pick up a copy of Pan's Labyrinth. They didn't have any of the special editions, and only one or two copies of the regular one. I figure someone hid the regular copy somewhere in the store. Oh.. scratch that. They had ONE copy of the special edition but they wouldn't sell it to me because it was reserved. Boo. The dude working customer service was seriously grouchy, though. He didn't make eye contact, mumbled the whole time, was pretty much unhelpful, etcetc. I noticed he had a very large earlobe. Maybe he was grouchy that Hastings wouldn't let him keep his earplugs XD haha. Anyway... I was thinking about this a bit on the way home.
I'm not adverse to body mods at all. I think smaller ear plugs are cool, and whatever else you want to do is your own thing. I know a lot of people are turned off by these sorts of things, though. Especially here in Waco. I got a lot of shit just for putting a few pink streaks in my hair. It REALLY enforces negative stereotypes when you're a super pissy asshat to people when you have any sort of visible body mods. Tattoos are much more widely accepted now, and while people have been doing earplugs & facial piercings (other than ears) for thousands of years, it's still RELATIVELY new to western society. Certain piercings like the side of the nose are much more widely accepted than say.. surface piercings on the cheek, gums, etcetc. And for a hick place like Waco, earplugs are probably pretty weird to most of the cowboys around here. It just strikes me as a bad then when someone is that grouchy to the general public with mods that wouldn't have made you hirable in most anywhere 10 years ago. I believe some types of extreme visible modifications still make you unhirable in many types of businesses. A lot of places still frown on visible tattoos. I knew that I wouldn't be able to do somthing as small as streaking my hair bright pink my whole life, and I don't even have a job. :X
Anyway.. I can still hear a raccoon thumping around in the roof. I don't really know what to do about it since animal control doesn't care (and doesn't want to help us unless there is an animal in a trap on the ground) and the other places that remove small mammals don't return our calls. I emailed dad for ideas, but he hasn't replied yet either. If that raccoon doesn't come out this next week, I swear I'm going in after it myself