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Bitten by the bug

Whenever I looked in the mirror lately, I was struck by how incompatible my appearance, with its bright orange fringe, seemed compared to how I was feeling inside. Now I've had a haircut, and the incongruity has magically disappeared. Gone are the long(ish) flowing locks and the attention-grabbing colour, replaced by a short, simple, dark brown do. I've had a hint of aubergine put in to give it some pizzazz when the sun hits it, but otherwise it's fairly unremarkable and far more in keeping with my current state of mourning.

I can't wait for Thursday, and my trip to New York City. This afternoon I got myself a new expandable suitcase (perfect for all those souvenir shoes I mean to bring back), but now I'm at a loss as to what to put in it. What's the weather like in New York this time of year? Should I bring thermals, jumpers, cardigans, raincoats? Should I dress for spring, winter, or both? Oh well, I suppose I'll just grab a couple of things and buy whatever I find I should have brought but didn't.

Next -- very important question which I'm hoping one of the Americans on my flist can answer: has the US gotten into the habit of asking for PIN-codes on any purchase made on credit cards too, or has that annoying policy not made it across the Atlantic yet? 'Cause if it has, it means I'm stuffed on at least two cards, and possibly a third as well, unless I have a sudden epiphany and remember what that blasted number was again.

superplin, we need to make plans for meeting up in Philly next Saturday. I'll mail you.

Comments

gamiila
Mar. 18th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
So I'd better try and find that PIN-code, or learn to rely on cash entirely. Check.
deborahw37
Mar. 18th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Hotels will always let you sign because lots of internatonal cards don't have chip and pin

and you may be OK in shops too . I know that the USA is starting to roll out chip and pin but don''t think it's everywhere yet