Weird blue dot

I started my new job at the library today.  I’m working six hours a week as a page.  Mostly, that means I shelve books that have been returned or where in the wrong place.  It’s the perfect part-time job.  I get to work with books, I don’t have to do filing and library policy is that Pages aren’t allowed to answer patron questions, they must be referred to the librarians.  Which means, it’s not a customer service job.  I’m not in any way a lover of any customer service industries, so that is a good thing.

In upcoming news, the blog will be hosting a book tour next month featuring a review of the book on July 21st.  I don’t want to give away the details yet, but I’m looking forward to it.  The tour is sponsored by “Book Lovin’ Bitches.”

I have been steadily adding stories to my Examiner page, and learning the site software/format for the SciFi site I am taking over.  Once I’m up to speed I’ll list it here so anyone who’s interested can check it out.

We’re still looking for a house to rent.  There is one in town, sort of our “fall-back position,” but I keep hoping something else will open up.  There’s another that could be good, has the right number of bedrooms, and the rent asked just dropped to within our price range ($50 higher than I would like, but it was $250 higher).  Unfortunately, they don’t allow pets.  We have three cats, and I’m not willing to get rid of them.  The kids would be heartbroken, and the not-as-good house allows cats.  Kids and pets cause a lot of trade-offs, don’t they?  Still, I can’t say they’re not worth it.

S. and I dyed his hair Sunday night.  Originally, he was going to dye it black with blue streaks.  That meant I had to first bleach out the places we were streaking blue because his hair is a somewhat dark brown, then dye the rest black.  Once he saw how the blondish streaks looked with the black, he liked it as is and decided not to do the blue.  He said all his friends thought it looked cool, so he’s happy with it.  I did it for him so it wouldn’t end up a hot mess.  I’ve been dying my hair on and off, in various shades, since I was about 12.  He’s 14, so I wasn’t going to give him a hard time about it, but I didn’t want him trying to do it on his own.

Now, time to get back to work for a bit before bed.  I think I have a guest post for you all tomorrow, but I honestly can’t remember for sure right now, and my schedule is AAAALL the way in the other room. Check in tomorrow though, because I know there will be something good!

Have you ever dyed your hair?  Was it a color found in nature?