Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30th

It's nearly October! Whoa! I really like October.

I'm so sorry for getting so behind on fragrance reviews! There are so many I'd like to review, I think I may just re-test them and hopefully get reviews up and going again. I've definitely tried a few interesting scents since my last review!

Today I'm wearing Lys du Désert from Decennial, which I was assuming would be quite a creamy scent since it's got lily (lys) in the name, but it's actually quite sweet and also woodsy. It smells very familiar, too, though I can't figure out what it reminds me of. Though, given how many perfumes I've sampled in the past year, it's not unreasonable that some would smell similar to me.

Notes: Cedar, lily, labdanum, ambergris, bergamot.

This is a pleasant enough scent, but it honestly just smells like a generic niche scent to me. In exploring the world of niche perfumery, it becomes obvious that niche scents just don't smell like the typical designer scents at Sephora or Nordstrom. But there are trends and tropes with in the niche scene too, making some of them smell quite unremarkable. What a like about niche scents is that even if they don't suit me, they push boundaries. They don't smell like anything else, because they don't have to appeal to the masses.

However, Lys du Désert smells very marketable, and not so exciting. Like I said, it's just too familiar. It's certainly not bad, and I think a lot of people could enjoy it. (It's made by Andy Tauer, and it does sort of smell like some of his other scents. Not in notes necessarily, but in presentation. It's got a strong L'air du Desert Marocain/Lonestar Memories vibe to it.)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 29th

Work was slow but long today. I wasn't feeling that great for most of it. I woke up last night and had some cereal which inexplicably didn't agree with my stomach at all, so I was up most of the night and then had to go to work feeling sick and tired. I took a nap when I got home and I'm still kinda sleepy! I have the next two days off though (mid-week weekend!) so that ought to be nice.

I need to eat dinner still but I don't want to upset my stomach and I don't know what to eat! But I am very hungry!

Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28th

Guess who got her sleep schedule all messed up from audit? This girl! I was up til 7:00 this morning because I couldn't sleep, and then some crazy construction started going down. The road outside my apartment is a two way street, two lanes going each way. Except they have removed the outside lanes for the entirety of the road. So there were a lot of jackhammers today, and now it's just a wee bit bumpy getting out of my parking lot, since the road is gone and all. And I work tomorrow, woohoo! Hopefully it's an easy day.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 27th

My oh my, last night was a doozy! I am sleepy! But I'm having a Rabbit Room movie night with a bunch of friends, which is a great way to unwind. I have tomorrow off too, which will be nice!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

September 26th

Audit, night two! Last night was actually fairly chill, so I'm hoping for the same tonight. I got to watch The Last Unicorn, which was great! Having read the book now, though, I do prefer the book. It's just so poetic. It flows so elegantly. I highly recommend it. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25th

Off to work I go! Tonight will presumably be a little easier than tomorrow. I have Game Grumps and HuniePop and some movies to watch though, so I think I'll be good!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 24th

Last night was stressful. I didn't sleep until after 6:00 AM. I couldn't, I was too overwhelmed. This morning, I finally heard back from the nurse at my doctor's office. After talking with him, talking with my health insurance provider (twice), and talking to my pharmacy (twice), things worked out. The relief I feel right now is immense. I'm fairly tired since I got almost not sleep last night and had to be up all day waiting on the phone to ring so I wouldn't miss a call. I want to stay up later and read The Last Unicorn and watch Game Grumps and prepare my sleep schedule for auditing tomorrow night. We'll see how it goes! I also happened across this amazing cover of the theme from The Last Unicorn, and it's absolutely gorgeous. Please have a listen!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 23rd

Remember last September when the nurse at my doctor's office was not so careful about letting me know what dose of medication to switch back to after the one I was taking at the time stopped working? And I was in the hospital? And I got serotonin syndrome and couldn't work for almost three months? Well, I'm having issues with him again. (Same guy, of course.) Last week I called to get my prescriptions refilled. Since the medication I take is a controlled substance, my pharmacy has to contact the nurse at my doctor's office and get approval. That was Friday. Today is Wednesday. Two voicemails left for the nurse by my pharmacy, two left by me, and my prescription is not filled. He hasn't even returned my phone calls. I have two pills left. That's enough for one day. I don't know what the hell he is doing but I am extremely stressed out. I have tomorrow off, thank god, so I will quite honestly probably drive my ass an hour and a half down to have a little chat with the office and see what they can do for me. But this is insane. I have night audit this weekend. And beyond that, I have a fucking job. I can't just have some asshole not responding to phone calls regarding the medication that literally gives me my livelihood.

I have an appointment with my doctor in two weeks. She happens to be out of the office for a week right now, which is really poor timing. (I think she must take this week off every year though, because she was out this time last year too.) But if I go down there and can't get the prescription filled, what am I supposed to do? Go to urgent care and tell them the nurse from my doctor's office is fucking MIA and I need my medication or I'm going to lose my job? I will not go through what happened last September again. That was beyond ridiculous.

If I could find another doctor I would. But there are none in my area who are taking new patients. The waiting list is a year long. And I like my doctor. I liked it more when she had a private practice. But ever since she joined this group, things have been so much more difficult. This should not be this hard. I'm stressed and anxious and fuck, the medication I need is for anxiety. So I'm feeling extra anxious. I know what happens when my serotonin levels are off. I am so overwhelmed and terrified and stressed. If you all could send good vibes that things will work out tomorrow, I would appreciate it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September 22nd

Today was very long, and very tiring, and very stressful. Talking to Brad helps though. I love that guy. 

Well, hopefully my upstairs neighbor is quieter tonight so I can get some sleep. 

At least tomorrow is pay day.

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 21st

Weird day today. Didn't have a proper lunch, felt lightheaded at work, just woke up from a nap. I might be hungry? I can't tell!

Well, work bright and early tomorrow, so I'm off to sleep! (And to pet Cas, because he's being extra cute right now.)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 20th

I'm having a sleepy night! I didn't have time to nap after work because my mom came to visit. She's moving, and today is the last time I'll see her for awhile! I'm so bummed. I love my mom so much. But we had a super fun evening together!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

September 19th

Four years! Yay! I'm proud of myself. This time last year was rough, but wow, so much has happened since then. It's kind of crazy to think about it, really. Ireland, new job, and of course Brad! And many more things! Lots of new friends! Steven Universe!

If I didn't have to work in the morning I'd watch Mulan tonight. I got a bit of a late start today since I was up until like 6:00 AM playing Geek Out with John and Garry. But alas, I have to get to sleep soon. And work some long days, followed by two nights of audit. I just want it to be Wednesday so I can get my paycheck.

Cas has been sleeping in a small pile of my dirty clothes all day and as much as I feel like I should put them in the laundry basket, he is way too cute to disturb his throne. I do love that kitty a lot.

Friday, September 18, 2015

September 18th

I'm in Rabbit with friends playing games. Tonight is a fun night. I'm happy. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 17th

Work was actually pretty good today! I'm so happy to have the next two days off, too. I'm gonna watch Game Grumps and chill tonight.

My toilet overflowed like 30 minutes after I used it. Like, I flushed it, left, it was all good...went back into the bathroom half an hour later to grab something and everything was flooded. It was great!

Grocery shopping tomorrow! Post office! Bank! Adult stuff!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September 16th

I had an off day today. These are the days I feel extra lucky to have someone like Brad to talk to. He is the sweetest person ever, and so encouraging. I love him so much.

No perfume reviews tonight, I'm sorry. I have so many to do and I'm so behind! On the plus side, I did get my ELDO sampler and one of my two Too Faced Christmas sets.

Game Grumps is making me feel better. I slept way too much tonight so I'm not tired and I have to be up at 5:30 tomorrow morning, so that's not the best, but after tomorrow I have two days off in a row, which is going to be super nice.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September 15th

Work was absolutely brutal today. My head still hurts. My shoulders are sore. My brain is fried. But I have tomorrow off! Hallelujah! I was also a bit naughty and treated myself to the Christmas palette from Too Faced. It's absolutely massive aaand you guys know how I like my makeup, plus I got 20% off, so...not bad. I'm really in the mood to wear some good perfume, too, but my head hurts too much.

On that note, it's time for dinner. And yes, it is late. But I had to nap when I got home, and then I talked to Brad, and then got caught up watching know how it goes.

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14th

I'm excited to get back into perfume reviews and entries that aren't about work! But today is not that day. I couldn't fall asleep last night and ended up getting a grand total of three hours of sleep, so it's another early night for this girl!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

September 13th

Well, I stayed up reading creepypasta and now it's late and I have to wake up in like five hours. I'm an idiot. I almost forgot to blog, too!

It's so weird only having a day off from work after working five days. Now, I get Wednesday off too, but my brain feels like it should always be two consecutive days, like a weekend. Not where I work, though! And this month is such a busy month for us. It's so draining some days, but I also know my next two paychecks will be good, and that makes it a little more bearable. I need to book my flights for MAGFest!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

September 12th

Man, Cas is such a beautiful cat. I like hanging out with him.

I am so freaking frakking tired right now, which is why I'm blogging so early. I'm strongly considering a nap or possibly just sleeping at this point. I didn't even have the energy to go to the grocery store after work today. That'll be a job for tomorrow.

40 hour work weeks are hard, yo.

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11th

So many phone calls at work today. Thank goodness tomorrow is a shorter work day, and that I don't have to wake up at 5:30. Little victories! I'm doing like 40 hours a week right now though which is a little overwhelming. I don't want to get burnt out, or too stressed out. I need my days off to decompress, you know?

Brad and I just watched the new Steven Universe episode! It was really good! We also finally made it though the Uncle Grandpa episode. That was ten minutes of bad.

Time for a little ice cream, I think.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 10th

Work was better than expected! We were anticipating a lot of people in the morning and early afternoon, but there weren't actually that many. I'm still tired though, since I had to get up stupidly early, and of course woke up at 2:00 AM for no apparent reason and couldn't get back to sleep until 4:00. Oh well. Early to bed again tonight, because it's another 7-3 shift tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

September 9th

Who's ready for a crazy work day tomorrow? This girl! Which means I gotta go to sleep like...soon. 

Two new perfume reviews coming soon! Get excited!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 8th

Work was rougher than expected today. I had some seriously bad gas cramps, to the point where I thought I was going to be sick. I was so bloated that I actually had to unbutton my pants. It was super unpleasant. I'm still not totally back on track yet (I really wish I had some yogurt) but I feel a lot better than I did 12 hours ago. 

Thursday is gonna be crazy, so hopefully tomorrow isn't. 

Can I go back to Ohio for a week? Or a month? I like it there. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 7th

I'm so bummed that Brad had to leave today. I miss him so much already! But we had a bunch of fun this weekend.

I ate a cookie that made me really ill today. So my "day off" before work was not very relaxing. I really wish I had tomorrow off as well. I need a day to decompress!

I have an insane work week ahead. Like 40+ hours. Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

September 6th

Going for a drive in the rain with someone you love is really amazing. I'm going to miss Brad so much when he goes home tomorrow. September is going to be a long month at work, I wish I could come home to him every day!

In other news, Cas was very bad today and peed outside the litter box. I also got burned by Tiger Balm. Just another reason I'm glad Brad is here. 

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

September 5th

I am having so much fun with Brad here! We went to the humane society today and played with kitties, tried a new restaurant, and hit up some thrift stores. We totally found a copy of the Wheel of Fortune PS2 game for $3, which we bought and played, and it was super fun.

I am a so sniffly! We may go to sleep now. Brad is tired!

Friday, September 4, 2015

September 4th

Hi friends! Brad is on his way here but he's still about three hours out. So I'm cleaning and trying to stay awake! But I'm inexplicably sleepy! Probably because I have a lot yet to clean and my brain is like, "You know what is so much nicer than cleaning? Sleeping."

Anyway, it is time for some late night pizza and Game Grumps, and then back to cleaning! I've got everything done but my room, although my room is always the messiest.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

September 3rd

Shadow of the Colossus has such an amazing soundtrack.

But anyway. Work was pretty chill today, and tomorrow I have a lot of cleaning to do. Brad is coming! Brad is coming! Yay! I'm so excited!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 2nd

I've been watching Game Grumps videos tonight thanks to Brad. This one is especially funny, you all should check it out.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1st

I'm officially all registered for MAGFest! I am so, so excited! It's not until February, but still. I've never been to a con before, and I get to see so many of my friends and meet so many people!

I stayed up way too late last night because I decided I wanted to rewatch the Hunger Games movies. I got through the first one and about a fourth of the second before I fell asleep, and I just finished Catching Fire and Mockingjay part one- the latter of which I hadn't seen yet. I'd forgotten Natalie Dormer is in it. She is a lovely lady. I watched the trailer for Mockingjay part two as well and it looks so promising! I'll have to reread the book before it comes out, since I don't remember a lot of the ending, but I'm excited nonetheless. 

No perfume today since I had an awful headache most of this morning. I did try out Burberry Body Rose Gold recently, but there's not much to remark about it. (It does have great longevity though.)