Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 30th

I only just got home from work half an hour ago! Stage sets and meetings, hooray! It wasn't bad at all actually, it was pretty fun. I'm so sleepy, and I gotta work in the morning! So much doing!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 29th

I went to a reptile show today! I got to hold really gentle snakes and I saw so many cool lizards and even some tarantulas. I could hang out at those places forever. Also I really want to own a snake.

Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28th

I had a really nice trip to the park today! Just in time too, since it's raining like crazy now. It was really suny earlier, truly!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 27th

Work tired me out! But I got my hair done today too! I was super productive! I'm proud of myself. And I'm sleepy.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26th

Dinner would sound much more appealing if I didn't feel so bloated, so I think I'm just going to try for sleep. And if I wake up hungry, so be it. I'll have some oatmeal. But I'm in the mood to rest.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25th

I'm going to try and make sure that tonight is the night I get me sleep schedule back on track. No pressure, right? But I need to just push through and sleep. Even if I'm not tired. Just. Sleep. Become more normal again!

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24th

April has been such a month. But I think some things are getting better. I hope. My emotions are so bizarre. It took someone not taking me seriously and downplaying my situation, blaming me for it even, to find feelings about everything that I know to be true. It's going to be okay. I'm going to be okay.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 23rd

Time for a good old fashioned Sunday night fragrance review.

Replica Collection:
Dancing on the Moon by Maison Martin Margiela
Notes: Jasmine, aldehydes, cashmeran, frangipani, musk


Despite what I would consider a somewhat misleading name, this is a good fragrance. It was wholly unexpected, but I really enjoyed it. With its name and dark bottle, I was expecting something quite ethereal, deep, perhaps even effervescent. I knew from card I got with my sample that there was jasmine in it, and that's all I knew.

Needless to say, I was very surprised to find this to be a frangipani scent. It's definitely one of the nicest frangipani scents I've smelled, but I would never have thought that would be the dominant note. The jasmine and cashmeran make the frangipani even more warm, rich and full-bodied. It's like a hug in flower form, but not one that's overbearing.

Frangipani fans, definitely try this. It may quickly rise to the top of your favorites. I don't think I will need a full bottle of this but I'd be quite happy to wear the scent if I owned it. It's simple, yes, but charming and sweet.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22nd

So my trip to Minnesota had to be postponed, but at least hopefully I can sort of my sleep schedule and stop having stressful travel dreams. I tried a lovely perfume today, so I'll be reviewing that tomorrow hopefully! I've also got a perfume swap on the way - it's a blind swap, but I'm still excited.

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21st

I get to go to Minnesota on Sunday! I'm literally flying back Tuesday so I only have one full day there, but I'm still really excited. I'm gonna get Punch Pizza. And Caribou. And other delicious things. I have my normal travel stresses (like having endless dreams about running late, packing bags, forgetting things, etc.) but I'm still glad to be going. Even though I have layovers. I miss home, so it's worth it.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20th

Sigh. No luck with the job interview, I'm afraid. It went really well, but she told me that someone with more relevant experience had also interviewed aaand they of course got the position. It makes sense, of course, but I'm still bummed out. Back on the search!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19th

Today was a not-so-great day again. But I took a good long shower, and I'm going to try my best to get to sleep at a better time tonight so that I can get myself back onto a normal life schedule. I have an interview tomorrow for a job I really want, so keep your fingers crossed for me. I'm just going to try and rest well and try and start feeling like myself again.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 18th

When you get paid $50 for participating in a survey, do you put that money towards groceries or gas or savings? Probably. But do I, a totally smart and reasonable human, use it to take advantage of the Sephora VIB Rouge sale? Hell yes I do. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, you are finally mine!

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17th

One day when I'm not a crying mess I will do a review of the products from my new VoxBox, but tonight is not that night.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 16th

Dear April: Please love me better.
I have not had the happiest month, and today I found out that Darcy had to be put down. I knew that she was sick and had been for a little over a week, so this wasn't completely out of the blue, but it still sucks.
For those of you who are newer here, let me tell you about Darcy. When my parents got divorced back in 2006, my dad was the one to move out and get a new place. Growing up (to my dad's dismay), we had cats. Sammy, who passed away about five years ago, and Ellie, who is rather old and lives with my mom.
My dad has always been a dog person. My sister and I knew this, so it wasn't too hard to convince him that we needed a pet at his house, and that it should be a dog. We went to an adoption event at a pet store to look at a dog we'd seen online, but that dog was very skittish and none of us really clicked with it. I suggested we look at the other dogs there and see if we could find one. We took a few out of their kennels, mostly larger, energetic dogs. They were all nice. I happened to see a rather sleepy looking dog sitting in a kennel, and suggested we take a look at her. My dad was skeptical, but the minute we took her out she was thrilled to see us. The piece of paper affixed to her kennel said that her name was Dancin' Darcy, a beagle/basset hound mix who was about three years old. We loved her, and she and my dad bonded instantly, so we decided she was ours.

Darcy, we learned, was originally supposed to be a hunting dog. She was raised in Kentucky, and she was meant to accompany hunters and help them find animals. It was no surprise why that didn't work out. Every little thing distracted Darcy or sent her into a wild mood. Squirrel? Most exciting thing ever. Guy at the door? Holy shit, this is serious. Going for a walk? Time to smell everything. Darcy was also not the brightest bulb, as we learned. She just didn't pick up on new things very quickly. She did know a few things though, which is that sitting would get her food, "go get your toy" and "walk" meant something exciting was happening, and that peanut butter was the greatest thing on Earth.

Above all, Darcy was the very definition of loyal. People always talk about this trait when talking about dogs, and while I'd grown up with plenty of friends who had dogs, I never truly knew what a loyal dog was until Darcy came into our lives. Darcy wanted to make sure every person who came into the house was not a threat. She wanted nothing more than to be around us. There was a very genuine sense about her that she was happy to be around us and would do whatever she could to keep us around.

I've never been a "dog person," but Darcy was still my dog and I loved her fiercely. She could be so relaxed or so excited, so personable or so protective, and she was almost always happy. She had so many quirks, and even her crossbreed alone made her look unique among other dogs. Darcy is the dog who might not make top marks in her class (she did fail out of training school), but would be awarded the first place ribbon for effort. (My dad even called her Stooge due to her less-than-intelligent nature.) But dammit if she didn't try, and she was the sweetest girl too.

I'm very sad that I wasn't home this weekend to say goodbye to Darcy. But I know that she was very sick and in pain, and we needed to ease her out of it. I feel very lucky that we had her though, because even though she was most certainly my dad's dog above anyone else's, she was mine too, and she was such a good friend and family member.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 15th

Sometimes you just gotta order an entire pizza for yourself at 11 o'clock at night. Easter or something, yeah? I've got no plans for tomorrow because I'm a heathen and whatnot, so I guess I'll just chill and eat leftover pizza. Maybe I'll watch a movie, now that I think about it. I really want to watch Big Hero 6.

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14th

Happy Friday! I'm having a music night with Brad. My head still hurts though. My shoulder is so tight!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 13th

I am hungry and sleepy! My sinuses hurt for some reason! Buuut I have a long weekend, so that'll be nice. Cas is also currently acting as my toupee!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12th

Work was good today. Other stuff, not so much. Cas decided to barrel into me as I was carrying a glass on milk to bed so I could read my book and relax...and then all that milk was covering not only my mattress and pillows but my laptop. I deep-cleaned my mattress as best as I could, but it was so wet that I ended up going to sleep at Brad's house because it wouldn't dry. And here's the best part- my laptop, which was doing fine last night after I dried it off, has broken. The screen is black. I have no idea what to do, and I'm sure fixing it would cost as much as a new laptop. It's been a rough day.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 11th

Tonight is a giggly night. I may have a headache, but I can still laugh about dumb stuff that people do, and also Ba'Noodle. I think I'm going to read a book tonight!

Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10th

I've been sad a lot the past few days. I'm also tired on an emotional level. Life is just weird right now. It's stressful and there are unknowns, but there are also known things that are equally as stressful. I don't know how to explain it.

I just need some sunshine.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 9th

It's really pleasant outside today! I have my bedroom window open and I'm listening to the raccoon chat with each other. There were a lot of birds earlier as well! I think they're sleeping now though. I really wish there were owls around here! I miss owl sounds. And black-capped chickadees, although those do live here, just not as many as in Minnesota it seems. Those always signal springtime for me though! Plus they're so sweet and tiny and cute! Right now there are a lot of geese around town.

Hopefully work is easy tomorrow since my weekend has been a little weird. Sleep schedule mostly. I also need to go buy more fresh fruit!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

April 8th

Concept: I have a normal day and a normal sleep schedule and then I have the ability to write a coherent blog entry.

So, I wasn't able to wear Violaceum today because I had an awful headache, so I'm going to review a different fragrance! Today we're going with Laila by Geir Ness!


So, this fragrance puzzles me a bit. I can't really find any notes anywhere, other than "floral notes" or "wildflowers" and possibly watermelon as well. Laila is a slightly older scent and it came out in 1995 so it definitely has that aquatic-floral 90's vibe to it. But what it actually smells like it soap. And I don't mean soap like a white ivory bar of soap in the shower, I mean like some generic Dial hand soap. Stuff they probably have at any given restaurant in the washrooms. And yet, it's not a bad smell. It's obviously very clean smelling, the florals are nice, the aquatic element is nice...it's even a little comforting. But when I realized it smelled like that pink bathroom soap that you come across all the time, it boggled my mind a bit. It makes me wonder what other people think of this fragrance. It's not too hard to come by, and it's also very reasonably priced at $56 USD. I'd love to learn more about it.

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 7th

Okay, so I'm actually hanging out with Brad tonight, which means no laptop, which means no perfume review today. My apologies! Also I was kind of up all night talking to one of my friends. I think I went to bed at 9:00 am. It was a great night but my god, what a sleepy day. All is well though!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 6th

Hi friends! Today was a relaxation day. And tomorrow will be too! Because it's massage day! Woooo!

Perfume review on Violaceum coming tomorrow, I think!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5th

Quickie blog tonight because I've got a nasty headache. I may try for a fragrance review tomorrow- anything you guys might want to see?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4th

Job applications, oh my! I got a call back for a position I really want, so fingers crossed!

My Japan Crate came today but I haven't opened it yet! I'm trying to resist the temptation of eating all the snacks right here and now! And Cas is looking at my charging cable with a face that does not suggest resistance...at all.

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3rd

Thank goodness I have tomorrow off, because I definitely stayed up until 5 AM talking to friends. It was a lot of fun though, and work wasn't super busy, so I managed. I didn't even nap when I got home! Mostly because I had a bit of an upset stomach. I feel better now though, although it's warm in here. 72 degrees in my apartment! Ohio has weird weather, y'all.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 2nd

Hi friends! I literally have nothing of note to blog about today, whoops. Lazy Sundays, hooray! I do work tomorrow though so I gotta try and get good sleep. Please, universe, let me get good sleep.

I did have fun hanging out with friends in Discord last night. Friends make me so happy.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1st

We all know I'm no good at pulling April Fools pranks via my blog, so I just hope you all had a fun day! I've been sleeping really poorly the past few nights, and seeing as I took another late night nap tonight, I don't think tonight will be super either, at least in terms of sleep. Maybe I'll watch some super videos on the internet.