Having been blessed all of my life with the most irrationally hopeful, joyous and optmistic outlook possible, there are some mornings, just in that instant when my eyes open from sleep, the world tilts slightly, and I feel sad somewhere down where you never look, like something that I cannot express is missing from my life, but I know not what it is, how I can get it, or why it makes me sad to not have it for just that one instant in the morning. It perplexes me for the five minutes it takes me to head downstairs and let Buddy out and start my espresso brewing. Where does it come from? Why does it appear only then and then disappear for the remainder of the hours in my day?
Then I run across something that – as culturally attuned as I often think I am – shows me how little I know and how much I am oblivious to. Anyone else heard of the Big Five? Well, you can go here to see my results. It feels a little unfathomable that anyone who has been reading here for any length of time would be surprised with my results. Please share yours in comments.
And I’m writing this wearing Le Labo Aldehyde 44, which seems to somehow summarize both of those things above. Then I contemplate when Le Labo will release its L.A. city specific scent, and should I get some more scents from Beautyhabit with their 25% off code good until the end of November, and will those new Mark Buxton samples ever get here so I can see if he can do something else besides the same great incense, and why didn’t someone tell me that one of those heated yoga classes with constant movement have better aerobics than running for 45 minutes? I mean, they are freaking killing me in that class, and I can run about 3 miles a day and barely break a sweat. Yoga tips, anyone have them?
But mostly, I want…. cupcakes. I am so seriously jonesing for a cupcake, I could die, and I’m trying not to get one because I’m refraining from that sugar-inhaling activity. So could 11 of you show up at my house tomorrow, and I’ll make cupcakes and give you each one, and then that will leave one for me. Or is there a one-cupcake only recipe?