Friday, October 06, 2006

My Voodoo Didn't Work

Bulbgirl and myself put an offer in to buy a flat. unfortunately it was not enough to secure it. usually people say it is standard to offer 10-20% more than the offers over figure. we offered more than the offers over price, a lot more, in fact over 60% more and it still wasn't enough. it would have been ideal, being only minutes walk away from my studio, so that i could get more work done.

what does any self respecting flashlight freak do to get an edge on the competition? resort to voodoo of course! when viewing the flat before putting in a bid, i noticed that the refrigerator had lots of magnetic poetry words stuck to it. the flat had been empty for 4 years so i figured that the original owner was not planning on coming back for these. the most house-like word was 'domicile' facing me so i took that one.

how could this lucky charm not work? i carried around this domicile in my wallet for a few days, but alas, it was not to be. we were outbid. not just pipped, but well and truly beaten. our solicitor told us that there had been 30 bids on the property, and she had never experienced so much interest in one property in her years of conveyancing. maybe someone at an earlier viewing took the magnetic poetry word 'flat' or 'house' which technically would have a higher voodoo rating.

oh well, onwards and upwards. we just have to keep looking for the perfect domicile.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Halloween Face Mask?

Bulbgirl commented that i am getting a double chin. i could have argued and said that it was just the way i was lying down at the time, the way my head was tilted, yadda, yadda, yadda...but she was/is right. my skin did seem more loose than normal.

having not been as physically active of late due to fibromyalgia, i seem to have lost weight. that's not a good thing. my trousers don't exactly fit me as they did before. this weight loss, only seems to be muscle mass loss, while my fat remains. that's quite a good thing i supppose as winter approaches, the padding should come in useful against any cold spells.

the skin around my neck seems unusually stretchy though. don't know if it was like this before but it now reminds me of the mission impossible trick of whipping off the face mask disguise. maybe this halloween i'll should go guising as myself?

is your skin stretchier? if you want to look at costumes much prettier than my visage checkout these halloween costumes from LaLaLingerie. my favourite is the mens vampire getup, appealing to my gothic sensibilities. :)