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Yay, me - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Yay, me
I got my scanner working, finally. Go, me. (Okay, so it wasn't broken, I just couldn't find my driver, but still.)

Anyway, to celebrate, I have scanned my hand.

Newsflash: It hurts to sit there with your hand upside down and cramping on a flatbed scanner while it's taking its sweet time recording the image.

Four entries in a day. Note to self: Wait at least three hours and five minutes before another entry.
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kizmet_42 From: kizmet_42 Date: June 5th, 2004 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
You don't need to wait.
leelastarsky From: leelastarsky Date: June 5th, 2004 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's lovely! I love henna tattoos! My hippie girlfriend and I used to have a little stall at the local hippie market and do henna tattoos for people. It was great fun. Just that the damn henna (good quality stuff) was so expensive and had to be bought in bulk. So we ended up stopping.
It's fascinating how it reacts differently to different skin types. On my girlfriend, who is of Italian heritage, it would go dark chocolate brown and last 4 weeks. On me (who has 'lovely' Irish skin) it would go a sort of golden brown and only lasted 2-3 weeks.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: June 5th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
My skin is one shade short of albino--I can use white eye shadow under my eyes to counteract dark circles. :p

It goes on chocolate brown and the last one I had lasted about four weeks. (Anything that happens to my skin lasts a long time.)

Anyway, this was done by a lady we hire to come to the library a couple of times a year to do mendhi. It was slow getting teens at first when we were saying "henna," but when I grabbed our card-playing guys and said, "Hey, wanna free tattoo?" we got a crowd. One of the boys was a very dark-skinned African American, and I think he was a little disappointed, as it was very faint. Nimmi (the lady doing the henna) said that in India, it's used to cool the skin down as well as make pretty pictures--it's something to do on a hot day with no air conditioning, apparently.
sue_parsons From: sue_parsons Date: June 5th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

heh heh

Fern, you are a hoot. And, no, you DON'T have to wait to post again. You may fire when ready.

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