Never again in winter!

Published December 11, 2014 by Iphis of Scyros

A while back I got some nice shampoo on clearance.  No problem there, of course.  But one of its major ingredients is something like tea tree oil.  I hadn’t noticed that when I bought the shampoo.  I’ve used one like that before, but then it was summer.  The thing about this shampoo–like the other one–is that it makes your skin feel all tingly and cold.  Fine and dandy in summertime.  In winter, that’s another matter.  Especially since I have long hair, so it trails down my back and makes a huge amount of my body feel horribly, awfully cold.

I had thought (hoped) that maybe I was mistaken last time I used it, that my memory had exaggerated the feeling.

It hadn’t.


My back is still feeling weird and chilly.

And I’ve only written the introduction and a little bit of part one of the first draft of my paper so far.  I have precisely one week until it’s due, so I want to finish the first draft tomorrow, if possible, so I really need to finish with section one today.  Wait, is that section one?  Um…”Introduction/The Manliest of the Achaians”, “Section 1/Pyrrha:  When the Man is a Woman”, “Section 2/Lover or Beloved?  Sexuality and Sexualization”, “Section 3/The Savage Achilles”, “Section 4/Full Circle:  Death and Amazons”, “Conclusion”  Yep, that’s section one.

Yikes.  Maybe I need to get well into section two today.  That’s going to be a big one, after all.  Ugh.  This paper’s going to be a disaster, isn’t it?

It’s already three pages long, single-spaced, too.  I’m glad it doesn’t actually have a maximum page limit, or I’d spend a seeming eternity just trying to trim it down to length.  (Down to shortness?)

And I have piles of books all over my bed, because it’s my best working place.  Also because my laptop was out of juice, and that’s where I plug it in.  I have no idea where I’m going to put all those books when I go to bed tonight.  On the floor, I guess.

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