Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31st

I took a nap today and I had a nice dream. That never happens. If my dreams aren't bad, they're usually weird to the point where they're confusing and not necessarily enjoyable, but I have a genuinely nice little dream! It involved Pokémon and it was adorable.

As weird as my sleep schedule sometimes gets, I feel like my eating schedule is actually weirder now. No idea why. But I do need to eat dinner soon!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May 30th

It was brought to my attention today that May is over. For the first time in awhile, it actually feels like it's been a whole month. I swear, months keep flying by and I'm like yo, wasn't it February like two days ago? But May felt long!

I need food and YouTube.

Monday, May 29, 2017

May 29th

The zoo was amazing! It was also super exhausting. I slept when I got home and I'm still damn tired. But it was tons and tons of fun and I met so many animal friends!


Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 28th

Well it didn't rain at all today. It was supposed to storm a lot. I don't understand this state in which I live.

Tomorrow I'm hoping for a zoo day and also movie night!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 27th


Elle L'aime Édition d’Été by Lolita Lempicka
Notes: Lemon leaf, orange, myrrh, jasmine, ylang-ylang, amber

LOLITA LEMPICKA BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH THE GORGEOUS BOTTLES, AM I RIGHT?

Lolita Lempicka has done incredibly well with the flankers for Elle L'aime. They all maintain a beautiful undertone of deep resins and amber, but every variation of the scent is unique - and good. This is probably best suited for spring or summer, as citrus is its main component. It's bright, sunny, and fresh. There is a slightly green element from the lemon leaves and the whole composition is grounded in a rich base, just like its sister scents. I would highly, highly recommend this to anyone who wants a deeper experience from a citrus scent. Also, longevity and sillage are average. You won't clear a room with this, but you will get compliments!

Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26th

My overnight shift really did a number on my sleep schedule and I had kind of a rough day because of it. I really wanted to get out and do stuff today because the weather was so damn nice but I couldn't sleep at all last night. I think I fell asleep around 9 AM today. So I was frustrated with myself, and mad, and sad, and all kinds of fun stuff like that. I also just realized I forgot to put gas in my car, so I have to leave extra early for work tomorrow. So here's hoping I can sleep well and wake up feeling good.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25th

Well, work was quite the affair. We worked for almost nine hours. When I say I want a 9-5 job, I don't mean 9pm-5am...or 6am. I would've gone straight to bed when I got home except that in the last half hour of my shift, several thick metal fixture bars cascaded down from a shelf above me and hit me in the head. I'm okay, but I sure have a bruise or two. It was very startling. So I iced my head for a bit - and for the last bit of work, since obviously my manager wasn't going to leave me without some first aid assistance - and then I was able to sleep. What a night! What a day!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24th

All right guys, tonight is my overnight shift. I have no idea what to expect, to be honest. Hopefully it goes by really quickly, or we get done early, or both! Both is good! But for now I'm gonna rest with Cas.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 23rd

So tomorrow night I'm doing an overnight shift. It's been awhile since I've done something like that. We basically need to rearrange a bunch of stuff at work and we can't really do it while we're open so...seven or so of us are going in at 9 PM and working until who knows when to get it all done. I pray it doesn't take too terribly long.

I was hoping to do a fragrance review today but I've got a bad headache and I don't really have the chutzpah to write out a good review anyway. Sorry about that. Soon though!

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22nd

I am so sleepy tonight! Work was slow, then I was kinda bummed out afterwards, so it's just one of those nights. Perfume review tomorrow though!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21st

It is so damn humid here. I feel physically moist and slightly sticky. The weather in this state is so all over the place, it never ceases to baffle me. I still feel like we really only had like two months of winter, barely.

And I still want to go to the zoo but it won't stop raining!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20th

Long work day? Time for fast food. Heck yeah. And if the weather is nice tomorrow I'm gonna go to the zoo. I'm living life here people.

Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19th

Today was an unexpectedly rainy day, so I ended up relaxing instead of going out! Seriously, it was pouring so hard I couldn't even go get my mail. Now I've just got a few more YouTube videos to catch up on, and that's my evening settled. I might sample a new fragrance tonight, who knows.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 18th

It was supposed to be crazy rainy today so I didn't make any plans...and then it only rained for like an hour and I didn't get much done. My bad. I caught some new Pokémon in Pokémon Go though, so I'm pretty pleased with myself.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 17th

Time for two fragrance reviews! One designer and one niche scent today. Enjoy!

DKNY Delicious Delights Fruity Rooty
Notes: Sorbet, blueberry, blackberry, apple, violet, vanilla, lily

I wish I got more violet from this. On me it is primarily tart berries and fruits, which isn't a bad thing. It does of course also have the sweetness from the sorbet and vanilla, but more me it's mostly a fruity affair. However, I'm not a big fan of this one. It was just a bit much. Fruity scents are kind of hit-or-miss for me, and this one was a miss.


L'Artisan Parfumeur 60 Mirabilis (Natura Fabularis collection)
Notes: Musk, woods, ambroxan, olibanum

I bought the Natura Fabularis sample set from LuckyScent, hoping to find something I love. Can you blame me? The bottles are so unbelievably gorgeous! Anyway, in the vial this is a brilliant, almost neon light blue juice. I have never associated that color with musky, woodsy scents so when I first tested it, I got on Fragrantica immediately to make sure I didn't have a mislabeled sample. It's true, though- despite its sky-blue vibrancy, this is a woody, sweet musk. It's not a complicated scent by any means, but if you want a straightforward musk, this may be the answer. Its sweetness is reminiscent of Musc Nomade to me. It's not a love for me, but musk lovers may want to hop on this one!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16th

Good evening friends! Work was slow today and it was 90°F outside and where did this summer come from? My apartment parking lot is getting re-asphalted tomorrow so I gotta wake up hella early to move my car. I wanna sleep in though. Like...really badly. I wanna be the coziest. But not too warm!

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15th

Just casually watching a bunch of BBC3 and other British documentaries. Typical Monday night over here. My teeth are feeling a bit less sensitive today, which is really good. No idea why they hurt so much in the first place, though.
Tomorrow is just work and chores as far as I know. Fascinating week, innit?

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 14th

Happy Mother's Day! My mom came to visit and we bought some hosta for her garden and then we got Italian street food. It was a fun day! And she gave Cas some good snuggles. ...and then I took a really long nap. Am I gonna be up for awhile? You betcha.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 13th

Unexplained dental pain! It persists! Why is this happening? I conquer my fear of going to the dentist. I get a goddamn root canal. And now my mouth is hurting again, more of my teeth than before the root canal! So I'll be making a phone call tomorrow. Sigh.

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12th

I'm a little concerned because the left side of my mouth is very tender and sensitive. That's the side where I had my root canal done, and it was all right up until today, but now my upper teeth are having bad sensitivity to cold for some reason. Even drinking water is painful, and one or two teeth on the bottom are sensitive too. I don't know if this is normal, but if it's still going on throughout the weekend then I'll have to give my dentist a call. Because I totally want to go back to the dentist again so soon!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 11th

Tomorrow: Shower, laundry, being an adult. If the weather is nice, though, maybe I'll go for a walk!

It's going to be weird working closing shifts the next two Saturdays. I usually open or work midday. And not on Saturdays.

I have the floofiest cat ever and I love him.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10th

Happy Wednesday! I didn't end up doing a whole lot today, but that's all right. It was relaxing! And now I'm a bit sleepy, although there's a new documentary about cats out on YouTube Red so...I might have to watch that before bed.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9th



I did it! It was uncomfortable and it smelled bad (what the hell kind of chemicals do they use? Chlorine?) but I did it! I feel so much better now, even though my mouth is sore, and I feel like I can conquer the dentist the next time I go, too.

Also that image is from Neopets.

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8th

Work was really good today! It went by quickly, and people were nice, all that good stuff.

And tomorrow I get a root canal. So wish me luck.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7th

Today's fragrance review: Hummingbird by Zoologist Perfumes

Hummingbird by Zoologist Perfumes
Honey, lilac, cherry, honeysuckle, pear, whipped cream, apple, lily of the valley, plum, apple

This perfume has more notes in it than I know what to do with! I recently ordered a set of samples from Zoologist because I've heard really intriguing reviews about their scents, and Hummingbird was the first one I decided to try. My goodness, this is a sweet perfume. Not in a gourmand way, but more in the sense of sweet fruits, freshly picked, and sweet flowers. The first sniff of this is cacophonous and my nose had no idea what to make of it. It quickly turned into apples, pears, and cherries, along with honeysuckle and lilac. Everything smelled so fresh and juicy, like it was straight out of nature. A lot of people seem to get a honey note from this, but I didn't get honey specifically, but rather its traits; the fragrance became smoother, richer, etc. As time passed, it also became a bit greener. I never got any of the woody or resinous notes from this, and let me tell you, this lasts long enough to get a lot of notes. One spray and you're good for the day, two sprays and everyone in the room will ask what you're wearing. It's not a bad scent, but I personally found it to be too strong. I know a lot of other Zoologist scents are equally strong if not more, but if this is your first one, just be aware that you don't need too much. The first 30-60 minutes of this were lovely, but like I said, it's just too much for me. Still, anyone looking for a fruity-floral that doesn't smell like every other one on the market should absolutely try this.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6th

I talk to Cas so much. I just exclaim things to him. Sometimes it's his name, or variations thereupon. Sometimes I say hello. Sometimes I ask how he's doing, or what he's doing. I looked up at him over my laptop a few minutes ago and shouted, "Mister Choosy with the pink nose!" and smiled. I am such a crazy cat lady. But his nose is just so pink right now. It's adorable.

A brief evolution of Cas' current nickname:
Kitty - Chitty - Chizzy - Cheesy - Choosy

Variations:
Cheese Man, Cheese Doodle, Chess Man, Chess Piece, Chaztamere, Chazley, Chip Tunes, Chip Stain, Chidley, Capstamere, Chizzen, Capsaicin, Zizzy

Others:
Small Man, Loaf Man, Tiny Man, Orange Man, Derby Cat, Mister ____ (insert any other nickname here)

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5th

Well, I'm coping with having only half a tooth fairly well. I didn't make the mistake of drinking cold lemonade today. I could really go for a cold beverage though. Three days until root canal day!

Today was mostly spent reading. I got caught up in Akame ga Kill! and I started The Handmaiden's Tale last night, so I'll read more of that this evening. It's a little slow in terms of pacing, but I'm enjoying it nonetheless.

I was also able to score an insane deal on some perfume, so I'll have some Prada Candy Kiss headed my way shortly. I need to get a larger bottle of the original Prada Candy too, since I only have the rollerball.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 4th

So, root canal is going to be on Tuesday it seems. Gives me a few days to relax before getting all freaked out again, but it also means eating is quite difficult. I can't stop running my tongue over my tooth. It's like when you get your braces off, except there's a hole instead of a smooth surface. Oh, and naturally I had horrible dental-themed nightmares last night. Let's hope for something better tonight, shall we?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3rd

Well, I went to the dentist. And the universe thought I did such a good job that it decided to take my tooth that's been bothering me and have it break while I was at the dentist, causing me to need a root canal...tomorrow. It hurts. This is more than I was expecting.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2nd

I don't even remember blogging yesterday. I probably said something about being tired. I was literally half-asleep as I was writing it. (More like 75% asleep...) I have to get up early tomorrow for a doctor's appointment, and then if my mind and body wills it, I also have a dentist appointment to go to in the afternoon. I am filled with so much panic and dread, it's ridiculous.

I've been making my way through the Akame ga Kill! manga though, and I'm really enjoying it. I flew through the anime so fast that there are some things I'd forgotten, so this is really nice. I'll definitely have to rewatch the anime soon. It's weird though- the entire manga isn't out in English yet, even though the anime is finished and as far as I know, the Japanese manga has all been released. The next one comes out in July, and it's not even the last one. I don't know how frequently these get released, but I don't have time to wait for all the English translations to come out before I rewatch the show. (I think people have said that the show deviates from the books slightly as things progress, but I've gotten through five books so far and everything is essentially the same.) I'll be interested to keep reading the books as they come out!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1st

Happy May, everyone! I've gotta adult extra hard this week and I don't wanna. I can do it though!