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|Tuesday, February 14th, 2006|
|Tangled Tail and Shy
I'm trying to grow my hair out, but it's extremely fine and feels disgustingly greasy if I don't wash it every day. I use conditioner, but it still gets tangled and breaks a lot, and it seems like an awful lot just falls out every day. What do you recommend for encouraging hair to grow out well, and what do you do to keep it under control?
Tangled Tail( Treat it well, take it to dinner, make it feel loved...Collapse )
Recently I've started going to more sci-fi conventions. At some of them, particularly out-of-town, I don't know very many people. I'd like to get to know new people and make friends at these conventions, but I'm painfully shy and I don't know where to start. It seems incredibly rude to simply intrude on someone's conversation in the con suite, and attempting this usually gets me a cold shoulder, so I'm even more reluctant. There's nothing more lonely than being all alone in a crowd, but it keeps happening to me, and it's detracting from the convention experience. What do I do?
Shy( Make yourself visible, helpful, friendly-looking, and cool. What, is that all?Collapse )
And, on a side note.... LJ's spelling suggestions for craftwork: craft work, craft-work, groundwork, gravedigger. Wow....
|Tuesday, February 7th, 2006|
|Spotty and Sleepless
I have a dreadful breakout of acne that I can't seem to get rid of. I get it now and then, but a breakout of this magnitude is kind of unusual for my skin. Nothing seems to help-- moisturizing, washing regularly, acne cleansing soaps...
I am considering seeing a dermatologist but I kind of want to avoid ending up taking prescriptions or using anything harshly chemical.
What products, methods etc. would you (and/or your readers) recommend?
Spotty( Pills aren't the first step, and here are some ideas...Collapse )
How do I make myself go to sleep when I'm tired but not sleepy, and I know that I have to be up early in the morning? I stopped drinking caffeine entirely because of insomnia issues, and by the time I realize that I can't fall asleep, it's too late to take melatonin or Benadryl and still be able to wake up in the morning. Help!
Too Tired to Think Up a Clever Name( Time for a lifestyle changeCollapse )
|Tuesday, January 31st, 2006|
|Poly inna closet and housekeeping
Is it dishonest of me that I am not "out" as polyamorous to most my family? What, in your opinion, is the best way to break the news to them once we do decide (together) to do so? (i.e. tell them alone, tell them with the partner that they know, introduce them to the other partner, etc...)
Poly Inna Closet( First off, why do they need to know?Collapse )
I am a terrible terrible housekeeper. I hate living in the mess I live in, but I also hate cleaning. How can I motivate myself to clean more often and better?
Not the Happy Housekeeper( Enh. Got me. But here are some suggestions.Collapse )
How about the rest of you? Does anyone else have good suggestions?
|Tuesday, January 24th, 2006|
|My very first column...
How do you tell your monogamous significant other that you've just developed a cold sore on your lip immediately after a convention?
Note: You've just told her three months ago that you *didn't* have any such cold sores in the past. And you haven't been making out with anyone at the Con but them.
Anonymous 1( Tell her about it...Collapse )
Friend A has behaved badly towards Friend B, at least that's what B has told me (telling B's new friends and business contacts how flaky and unreliable B can be... not my view of B at all, and a reputation she doesn't need as she's getting a new project off the ground.) Friend C and Friend A are not on speaking terms. I get on ok with A, but find her... hard work. Am I being disloyal to my other friends by continuing to be A's friend, or should I decide that A is trouble and drop the acquaintance? Is it just jealousy?
Anonymous 2( Yes, Friend A has low self-esteemCollapse )
|Monday, January 23rd, 2006|
|Welcome to Dear Lizzy!
Welcome to my first attempt at an advice column. I can't guarantee I'll be right. I can't guarantee I won't stomp on toes. I can't even guarantee that I'll be entertaining, but I'll try.
So - let loose with your questions. All comments are screened. When I reply, I'll post the letter and my reply to a new post. The letter will only have a name attached if you sign it in the body of the post
. This is to maintain privacy in case you forget to log out to post anonymously (if you desire to remain anonymous). Yes, anonymous posting is allowed.
I will also post my reply to each question in a reply to the question itself, so that LJ's email response feature will work. Note that I don't post replies to anonymous postings, since I don't think one can access a filtered anonymous posting. (Feel free to inform me if you know it's otherwise). If I answer, it will be only in the column itself.