The reason I love dolls so much, that is.
Because dolls do not hold incredibly loud parties in the middle of the street until 3 a.m.
Dolls don’t make any noise at all. (Unless they’re the kind with a built-in speaker of some sort, but even then they don’t make noise until you tell them to.)
Seriously, though, street party with blaring loud music, which they turned up at midnight. That’s when I called the cops. When the police arrived, the partiers turned the music off…
…for ten minutes.
I probably should have called the police again, but what was the point? It would have just gone on all night: the police come, the music turns off, ten minutes later the music turns on again, the police come back, the music turns off, ten minutes later the music turns on again….I was afraid the police would arrest me for wasting their time. (And/or the people holding the party would have held a witch-hunt looking for me, planning to punish me for trying to ruin their inebriated “fun.”)
I wasn’t able to go to bed until 3:30, but I woke up at my usual time of 7ish, because my body has become hard-wired that way. Obviously, I’ve been sort of bleary and tired all day as a result.
Dolls would never do this to me. (Apart, perhaps, from fretting over where I’ll get the money to pay for my doll-collecting habit. I really need to start buying lottery tickets…)
Oh, speaking of lotteries, I entered Junie Moon’s lottery for a chance to buy the new Alice-themed Neo Blythe. I’ll doubtless not win (though I admit to having no idea how many dolls they’ve got to sell, so I have no idea what the odds are) but…well, a new Alice-themed Middie was also released, and there’s no lottery on that one, so I’ll buy her instead if I don’t win. (Technically, I was only haunting the site in order to get in on the ground floor, as it were, on a Middie release, since I don’t have a Middie, and I love adding variety to my collection, but the new Neo is a much cooler doll than the new Middie, in my opinion. Based on the promo photos, anyway.)
So by the time NaNo is over, whichever Blythe I get might have arrived (uh, assuming that when I check my bank balance I still feel I can afford one), and I’ll have that to talk about, as well as displaying the new persona of “Clara Marie“: her clothes just arrived, and they’re wonderful, too. 😀 Also, I may want to do a post on the marvelousness of Romana’s hat: I’ve put it on a couple of other dolls, just to do something with it (I need a doll-sized hat rack, I suppose, because I don’t want to store it with the clothes, for fear of it getting crushed and ruined) and in both cases it turned out to look wonderful on them. Is it the miracle hat that looks good on every head? (Okay, actually, I can definitely think of some dolls it would not look good on. Oscar, for example; straw hat and ancien regime were not meant to mix.) There’s also various other orders on the way; my two Little+ dolls from JPGroove (and I keep haunting the sample sale, hoping for something good to be added, but it sounds like I missed out on one of the precious vampire dolls this afternoon 😦 so who knows if that’ll ever come to anything for me), and then there’s the Licca head-with-costume and Pure Neemo XS body on the way, and Romana’s new coat. Also Romana has a pair of shoes still on the way, and I’m starting to get worried that they haven’t arrived yet. (I wouldn’t think it would take that much longer for things to arrive from Australia than from Taiwan or Hong Kong.) Oh, and Pyrrha’s new dress arrived, but since it’s mostly black, I thought I better give it a colorfasting treatment, lest it stain her. (Her hat was touching a bit of her neck in her Halloween costume, and it left a small stain there. 😦 And since her new outfit was sewn by the same person who made the hat, I think it’s safe to assume that it’s just as stain-prone.) The dress looks great, though, so once I remember to buy some vinegar for the treatment, it’ll be good to go.
BTW, what do people usually do with doll wigs when the dolls aren’t wearing them? I’ve got Tangkou’s wig hanging from the post-thing on the top of a shelving unit, which looks weird and is actually quite hard to reach (it’s a very tall shelf, and I’m short) but I wasn’t sure what else to do with it without wrecking it. (Not, actually, that her wig was all that great to begin with, but…)
Okay, fun’s over.
Back to the grind. I have a presentation to write for Tuesday, and a paper to write for Thursday. (For different classes, of course.) Plus I need to keep cranking out words for NaNo. (Well, maybe need is an overstatement…)