freelancing, hacking, California, and cutting off more of my hair.

26 September 2011

  • I started freelancing last week… Web Dev(elopment) for 40 hours a week. Sort of intense. And I’m just doing front-end stuff. (You know, making the designer’s work actually look pretty and function and all that…) Not sure how full-time uber web developers, like Nico, do it. Site’s gotta go live by the end of the week/first of October.
  • I leave for California is 6 days. OMG 6 DAYS. We’re driving out there from Chicago. So that’s like 2 days, in a shuttle/tour bus, with the Muccas. Each way. (This is one of those: I wish I had an iPad moments. Movies on my gimpy laptop are not as awesome. It has zombie pixels.) It’ll be an awesome trip and I’m looking forward to visiting the west coast. If you’re in/near San Francisco, Visalia, LA, or San Diego… you should come check out one of our shows. (Especially the LA day show–we’re at Tour de Fat, a free festival by New Belgium Brewery. Beers & Bikes, people. It’s awesome. And free.)
  • I cut my already short hair shorter. Or rather, I went back to the place that does the $5 student cuts, and they were booked… The salon they recommend started at $53 for a cut. So I said F that and went to Haircuttery. $15 in and out. With a fohawk no less.
  • Styling a fohawk on one’s own, not that easy. Especially if you over think it! Hence the headband today (which, yes, starting to give me a headache, again). Also: these things are not glasses friendly.
  • Attempting girly-fication via nail polish. So far, out of all the colors I actually like… this purple is the easiest for me to deal with when it comes to actually wearing. Still feels weird and I keep stopping myself because OMG SOMETHING ON MY FINGER… then I realize it’s nail polish. Yeah. Seriously have a hard time wearing this stuff. But the purple so far, has been the easiest.
  • Lastly, but definitely still super awesome: I’m the new segments editor over at Twenties Hackers. Which, if you haven’t checked out that site, you definitely need to! My first post is here: Just a little crush… –and you don’t want to miss it because it’s talking about something I might not talk about on Adorkable for a while. A long while. (What? Rini’s not going to talk about boys here?! .. yeah, I know. Trying something different.)
  • I like your hair and your nails. And yay for the freelance job! Have a blast out west! πŸ˜‰

    • Erini

      Aw! Thanks! Starting to enjoy it more, but that headband was killer! Taking it off for the moment to stretch it out. πŸ™‚

      So far, the freelance job is going well! Yay breaking sites!

  • Your hair looks adorable (adorkable…?) and I really like it. πŸ™‚ I recently cut my hair off and I am always having fun trying to style it differently.

    • Erini

      Thanks!! The thing I love the most is I can just wake up, smooth down some of the sides and back, and then walk out the door. So low maintenance it’s amazing. Also: WAIT. How did I not know you cut your hair off!? (if it’s on your blog, then I have to apologize, since I haven’t had time to read anyone’s blogs.)

  • the shorter cut is super cute! i tried mohawking my hair, and my sister sassed me. it’s more of a frohawk so i deserved it πŸ˜‰

    good luck meeting your deadline and have a safe trip!

    • Erini

      Thanks! When I try to do my own fohawk, doesn’t work. So I’m mostly wearing it however it falls.. with a tad bit of smoothing here and there. I’ve got a friend with a similar cut so I’m going to see if she’ll style it in a hawk like she wears. πŸ™‚

  • Nic

    I think the hair cut is super cute! Head bands and glasses definitely don’t work together though- I feel your pain on that one!

    Have a great time in CA!

    • Erini

      I have a dream, that one day, they will invent glasses-friendly headbands….

      And thanks! It’s been a blast having low maintenance hair… AND I absolutely CANNOT wait until California! Even if it means 34 hours in the bus just to get there!

  • I love the new hair! It looks amazing on you.I’ve been dying to chop mine off but I’m a scaredy cate when it comes to hair cuts.

    And love the polish. Work it girlfriend. πŸ˜‰

    • Erini

      Thanks Lorraine! I cut all my hair off about 5 years ago, so it was a calculated risk this time. πŸ™‚

  • barak

    Can i quote your great post on twenties hackers? i guess i can πŸ™‚
    “You get butterflies in your stomach. Your heart races, your throat gets tight. You stumble over what to say, and sometimes you even stumble over yourself. You’re stupidly happy and giggling like an idiot. You, my friend, have a crush.”
    LOVE IT! I felt like this so many times in my miserable life.

    • Erini

      Thanks Barak! πŸ™‚ It’s actually been super nice right now to be attracted to someone and not be all OMG WTF CRUSHES. haha

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