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What scares me is when you have a 17-year-old son who loves chemistry. I’m not talking about just your garden variety, love to screw around with the chemistry set. I’m talking about clears off a table and starts to build engines out of paperclips and magnets and concocting things in all of your drinking glasses that may bubble, explode or otherwise scare the crap out of the cats.
Him loving chemistry does not scare me. He’s all set on going to the School of Mines, wants a degree in chemical engineering or something like that. I’m happy because that will keep him close by, even though he’ll be in the dorms, and Mines is a great school that will give him an education that will take him anywhere he wants to go.
What scares me is when he’s been ordering more chemistry supplies, asks me if I’m going to be home to sign for the package. I ask him…. why? Do they want someone here to sign for something so the Secret Service knows who to arrest? He laughs… oddly… and says no, mom, of course not. So the package gets here Monday, and I’m in the office taping for an employee campaign and other meetings and not here to sign for the package. I get home, see the note, and the return address is for…..
Read that again. Yes, that’s right, he’s getting chemistry supplies from United Nuclear. The box should show up today, he claims it only has a glass set in it, I have to sign on the dotted line, but I won’t sign first without making sure it doesn’t originate in Pyongyang or Tehran. Having a scary smart, creative, funny, love-a-practical joke kid is not for the faint of heart.
What else scares me? Wearing fragrance in the heat of summer. It’s just around the corner, and this summer I’m going to be going to my same set of go-to heat fragrances as last year — Santa Maria Novella Eva, Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan, Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist, a couple of the really light L’artisans, like Tout Simplement. This year I’m adding the new Jatamansi light scent from L’Artisan and the earthy scents and tea scents from CB I Hate Perfumes, which are absolutely perfect for the dog days of summer. But I keep thinking I’m missing something.
So when the days get smoldering hot, and you can almost not wear fragrance at all, but you want something refreshing, what do you put on? Drop a comment and be entered to win a set of my favorite dog day summer samples, including those listed above and a few surprises!