I’m out of town and awash in cat dander so I can’t really smell much – and even if I could I am focused on KITCHENS! (kiiiitchens). I just got a phenomenal gift – on the way home from visiting his mother, El O had an epiphany: once we get the 2nd floor done he could move his den upstairs…..um…that will give me an extra (gulp!) 9’x8’ft. My dad had a saying about not knowing whether to defecate or lose his eyesight. Well…! Like that! I’m so crazed with delight! My kitchen will be …..o.m.g. …..it will be 25’x15’…..I…..o.m.g. I can have a sitting area! And a real island. I…wow. I have 5 Dutch ovens, 8 casseroles, 6 stockpots, I can salsa, tomato sauce, pickles, peppers, make sausage, bread, etc…I freeze 90% of our produce for the year and cook 3 meals a day at least 6 days a week. I NEED THIS KITCHEN!
Okay – enough about the kitchen – for now
Let’s talk about Stuff. Stuff we like. Stuff that gets on our nerves. Stuff that freaks me out.
1. I like….I like Chanel 1932. I don’t like it in extrait. It’s has that Springtime Freshness that I love in Chanel Eau de Cologne. Extrait sort of defeats the purpose, imo. Ymmv. The boutique SAs looked at me like I told them their baby was ugly. Yikes! But I realized that I really like the lightness of these two colognes. They are just so pretty!!!
2. Public bathrooms. Department store bathrooms in particular. But pretty much all public bathrooms. Personal peeve? The stalls with the cute little hooks that are not hooks at all – just pokey-out little pokey out things. The only thing you can hang on that pokey-out thing is a piece of duct tape. You can’t even hang a HOOK on the freakin’ thing. And if you are in a handicap stall…and the hook is at the TOP of the door. WTH? 90% of the folks I know who have a need to use that stall are in a wheelchair…..????? I always wonder if there is some passive-aggressive designer out there ( I should be designing AIRPORTS, & Cathedrals, dagnabbit! Not bathroom stalls…(gnashingteeth) ……or maybe the purchasing dept got a big payoff…..I understand that bathrooms are secondary (or tertiary) in most average retail places but..common sense, people – and a general respect for your customer. I don’t need (or want) a chaise-longue in the stall but…could a sistah at least get a hook to hang her handbag?!
My favorite department store bathrooms are in Neiman-Marcus. Aware that women are shopping (imagine that!) they have designed their stalls with nice insets so you can put your handbag and a couple of shopping bags therein while you take a genteel leak. What a cooncept~
3. My MIL’s fabric softener. Let us just pause for a moment and ponder the notion of Yet Another Laundry Incident. What is it with me and laundry? I have no idea what the hell she uses but ….so, El O got home from his ma’s. He put on a shirt…and for an hour I kept walking around, feeling a mild headache coming on…and there was this smell…like a cheap headshop….and I couldn’t imagine what the hell I’d spilled and whatever it was how the hell do I find it and extirpate it from my life!!! It got worse and then I realized it was happening every time El O walked past me…and finally it got so bad that I couldn’t be in the same room with him!!! Remember last year, when I was in thrall to the Sunnyfield Greenhouse guy’s laundry detergent? This is NOT that detergent. It took 3 washings to get that smell out. What weirded me out is that I couldn’t imagine how a laundry detergent could trigger that type of olfactory response. It’s laundry detergent! What the hell are they doing to laundry detergent now, that it could be that hard on a gal! And I thought your senses were supposed to decline as you aged. Seems my nose is getting sharper. Ow.
That’s all I got! WhaddaYOUgot? Tell me what you’re liking, freaking on….etc…I’ll pull a couple of winners and send y’all some fun stuff to repay you for reading this lame post!!!