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9th-Dec-2013 06:16 pm
Loz Cola
I won a competition! I've basically never won anything before, so you can imagine my surprise when I was told. I won this dress, which makes me so happy. Other skater style dresses suit me really well and I've wanted something lacy and feminine for a while. For reasons.

I also bought myself a coat for next winter, and with a birthday coupon bought two skirts and a pair of tights. My wardrobe is so aces now. I really need to start a new t-shirt collection next year, though.

I have decided to give HarvestBox a go because I don't have enough nuts in my diet and I am super lazy. They're similar to Graze, only don't appear to have the same range. Yet. I'm hoping yet. I'd go wild for some of the Graze options.

I've bought most of my Christmas presents already and I'm going to put up my tree this week. \o/ I'm in my final week of school for the year. Next January I will have an all new class. I'm a little sad, because I could happily keep 7/8ths of my current class for another year. I have some lovely personalities in this little bunch.

And, finally, I've been pulling a prank on my kids about us growing candy canes*. I think, from tomorrow, they're not going to believe it. But they did at first, which made me laugh and laugh and laugh. I told them that it wasn't really about growing so much as sugar crystallising and bonding together, and oh, the poor munchkins, they fell for it hook-line-and-sinker. It's been a brilliant morale boost for a stressful end of term (for me, though they've enjoyed it too; we wrote a scientific report, we've recorded our results, they check them every session!)

We started off putting a pink and a white tictac in drinking chocolate and adding some green food dye (as all the candy canes I had acquired were pink, white and green.) Then, that night, I added some crushed candy cane. Another night, more crushed candy cane. And then the next night, a little piece! Then, there was the weekend and they didn't grow, because they were 'out of the sun' (i.e: Loz had to sign off on reports and didn't have time to make the switcheroo.) So tonight; bwweeeehehehe. One final stage: the tall candy canes. JOY.

(*Prank not of my devising, though I have modified it a little.)
9th-Dec-2013 08:53 am (UTC) - Wow!
That dress is stunning, you'll look fantastic in it.

And the 'candy cane' thing is a total blast, you're a true eccentric genius!
9th-Dec-2013 09:09 am (UTC) - Re: Wow!
Thank you! <3 I am pretty chuffed!

I must confess that I didn't make up the candy cane trick, it's from a parenting website.
9th-Dec-2013 11:14 am (UTC)
Yay! May this be only the beginning of winning.

9th-Dec-2013 12:23 pm (UTC)
Heh, thanks :)
9th-Dec-2013 11:52 am (UTC)
You teachers are EVIL. :D I would have fallen so much for that when I was a kid. ^^"

And the dress looks lovely! It's so pretty, and I love the lace and colour, you'll look great in it! ♥
9th-Dec-2013 12:23 pm (UTC)

And thank you!
9th-Dec-2013 11:59 am (UTC)
I make a point of only using Graze when it's free or on special offer. Otherwise I just get cross about how expensive it is. The portions are pretty small for the price.

Also, lovely dress! And I'm making a note to try that candy cane trick next year...
9th-Dec-2013 12:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, HarvestBox has small portions for the price too, but when I think about the snacks I might once upon a time have had and how much they cost, plus the convenience, the nutrition and the 'oooh, shiny, different!', I think it'll be worth it to have a go.
9th-Dec-2013 12:23 pm (UTC)

Such a pretty dress and a winner too! \o/ Enjoy your reasons. :D

I am mad with nuts right now. *waits while Loz rearranges that sentence* I decided to put more of them in my diet and started taking some as part of my lunch... and discovered, the hard way, that while I'm not allergic I definitely have a sensitivity to them and eating a handful is *not* a good idea.

Nice prank. I love that they're still young enough to fall for it.
9th-Dec-2013 12:25 pm (UTC)
Ah, damn, that sucks. I actually can't take nuts into work because I work at a nut aware school due to allergies.

I was so surprised they were falling for it. It filled me with evil glee. But I think they'll take one look at the pristine nature of the candy canes and realise I was tricking them.
20th-Dec-2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it's possible to melt candy canes coz I've never tried... If you have a spare and quite a lot of time, you might want to give it a go?
9th-Dec-2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
That prank it utterly adorable!!! I love it!
10th-Dec-2013 07:31 am (UTC)
:D Isn't it just?
9th-Dec-2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
That candy cane thing is brilliant!
10th-Dec-2013 07:30 am (UTC)
I know, right? It's really fun and funny.
9th-Dec-2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
That prank is fantastic! Love it!

Also congrats on winning the dress. You'll look awesome!
10th-Dec-2013 07:30 am (UTC)
Thanks :D
9th-Dec-2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
Ooh! *glee*

Seven Year Olds! Just about the right age to believe anything and old enough to figure out when they've been led on (eventually).

I like 7 Year Olds but I'm pretty glad to give them back at the end of the day.

(volunteer "museum educator" specialising in "let's dress like Romans!" and "can we all say that... tess.. ser.. ar..?" and "how do you fancy a mouse!burger?")
10th-Dec-2013 07:30 am (UTC)
They're either humouring me, or they still believe it.
14th-Dec-2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
I keep being told that the Romans ate dinosaurs.

Specifically, Triceratops. Guaranteed in every group.

"this is my big bone... the romans ate this?"

I once got it twice in one 15 kids, from boys sitting next to each over -- I think this says something about attention span

20th-Dec-2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
Cute dress, yay for winning! :-D
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