I’d planned to write about one of my favorite shops today but with the Bruno Drama plus……some great business news! …I got way off track. So that’ll be for next week – and it’ll be a dilly and it’ll be something you LOVE! For now, let’s talk about Stuff. And some Perfume. But mostly Stuff.
1. Bruno. He’s doing pretty well – scrambled eggs, oatmeal and touch of canned dog food (for the Flava, baby!) are doing the trick and his bony little spine, which freaks me out, is slowly but surely getting covered up by muscle and flesh. His vision is coming and going, which is probably stressful for him but it’s an indication that he might regain his sight. Followup CBC is next week. In the meantime, we’re settling into the Give the Dog the Meds routine which, since he’s well enough to try to outwit me on the eyedrops, is pretty hysterical. And who knew that I was not supposed to walk him with any sort of neck restraint, lest his jugular get bruised and he bleed completely out?? HIS JUGULAR? Are you serious? My nerves. They are completely shot! LOL! We’re getting a halter but at this point I’m ready to put him in one of those bubbles. Or, hey! Maybe I could put myself in one of those bubbles. With a case of bubbly!
2. Weather. Oh. My. GAWD! Really? After 50s for a day or so…downdownDOWN the temps….then.. An inch of snow this am, followed by gale-force winds. It looked like we were settling in for another Snowmageddon (yeah, I said it). Then the sun came out and boop! it’s gone. This bizarro weather makes choosing perfumes difficult. I am feeling all Iris right now but the gorgeous lighter ones, like Hiris, are getting eaten alive (aliiiiive! I say) . The freezing winds are turning the normally gorgeous Xerjoff Irisss to pickle juice and LeLabo’s phenomenal I39 ? Rancid butter. I think I need to take a cue from the actual iris and put these back in the dark armoire for awhile longer. It’s tough to know what will thrive in weather like this. Slicey grey winds change up nearly everything. Tuberose? Monistat. Rose? Frozen Barbie legs. On a hunch I grabbed CBIHatePerfume’s 7 Billion Hearts – it’s POIFECT for this weather. The smoky-creaminess gives this brutal wind the side-eye and goes on about its business, humming a happy tune. I’m not a huge fan of vanilla but this one always stuns me with its smoky beauty. Take that, Winter! Ha!
3. Science. Cool. Sexy. Fun. Who knew? Dont laugh but The Big Bang Theory is the gateway drug for this loser who knows just enough to know I don’t know NOTHIN’! Carl Sagan was cool and verra sexy! Then along comes Neil deGrasse Tyson, pushing SCIENCE into the mainstream, yet again (and the fact that when you Google “neil d” it automatically pulls up The Man Himself is just so stunningly fabulous)…between him, Stephen Hawking and The Big Bang Theory (deal with it).. I’m lovin’ SCIENCE. Who’s watching the new ‘Cosmos’? Are you guys loving it as much as I am? I didn’t know all the juicy stuff about Isaac Newton, though, unlike Penny I did know that Fig Newtons were not named after Sir Issac but, rather, after a town in Massachusets. But that’s all I got!
4. I found FOOD! I’m so happy! Miss Snobby here couldn’t imagine that Peoria would have an Asian market. Ha! They’ve got TWO (possibly more but I’m happy with two! Heck, I would’ve been happy with one! Or just some stuff in a freezer at the HyVee)…. but…oh! fresh bean sprouts! mangosteen! rambutan! lumpia! (so I don’t have to make them myself!)…….dim sum on Sundays, right out of my freezer! Joy!