If you are ever up in Vancouver, and I am, you have to stop in at The Perfume Shoppe and visit Nasrin. Any of you that have spoken to her on the phone, you know what a doll she is, but in person she is even better — warm and funny and a total perfume nut. She has a beautiful shop, and she replenished me on my PG Bois Blond and Ether Lilas, which I am afraid they won’t see the light on and add to the permanent collection. Anyway, we’re going to go out for lunch with her tomorrow or Saturday, and I can’t wait!
What else have I been doing in Canada? Catching up on Friday Night Lights via my video iPod. What? These trips for conventions are a snooze, and you can only check your e-mail so many times before you are out of your mind, and my laptop has been misbehaving and will only run about an hour or so before it overheats, and my new one didn’t get in in time before I left… and…and –well, anyway, anyone else watching that series? Since it’s on the verge of cancellation, I’m thinking no? Well, why not?? You should. It’s great, and it would be awful if something that is actually good and worth watching were taken off the air. I’ve been working my way through the series over the past two days, and it’s really done beautifully. Don’t avoid it or cringe because it’s about football, which is why I hadn’t watched it until now. It’s not really about football. It’s about all the life that goes on while people are busy thinking about football. Well, watch it, you’ll see.
Oh, Ether Lilas, I haven’t talked about that, have I? You know how the smell of lilacs can just knock you off your feet and be overwhelming? Well, it’s not like that. It’s the whiff of lilacs you get when you walk by on a spring/early summer night, light and heartbreakingly beautiful, but with all the other beautiful smells of a summer evening. This is the perfect spring/summer scent. I keep thinking I need to go find a beautiful sundress and a hat to wear it with. Okay, gotta dash before my computer croaks again!!!