Saturday, June 30, 2018

June 30th

Well, my hair is like four or five inches shorter now. But just long enough that I can still put it up if I need to. No more messy buns though! Not enough hair! I’m still thinking about going really short again, like a pixie cut, but I’m gonna stick with this for awhile at least.

Dessa concert tomorrow night! I’m so excited!

Friday, June 29, 2018

June 29th


Thursday, June 28, 2018

June 28th

Sometimes you accomplish nearly everything you mean to and then just get very tired. That’s me tonight.

I met my first wolf spider today. I picked my pants up off the floor and it was in them. It was unbelievably big. I was so startled that I felt sick and shaky. And the best part is, when I saw it I panicked and threw my pants. And I haven’t seen the spider since then. I even tried looking for it.’s orovably in my bedroom somewhere right now. That’s freaking me out. Time to start meticulously checking all my clothes before I put them on now.

I need a hug from all that.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June 27th

Happy Hump Day! I was surprisingly busy at work today. But like...not with fun stuff. Buuut it's almost payday so it'll be okay.

I gave Cas lots of hugs and love today. I really love him.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

June 26th

I am a sleepy sheep today. But I might be doing yet another perfume swap!

Appa is a good friend.

Monday, June 25, 2018

June 25th

I feel like Garfield.

However, I'm pretty fucking stoked for this upcoming weekend. Only four days of work til FUN TIMES.

I'm so behind on YouTube videos. Yipes.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

June 24th

So the house I'm subleasing a room in is like...not a great house. There's a lot wrong with it. It is, however, in an incredible location. The couple who rents it out are...interesting. They travel a lot, so the real saving grace with this place is that I get it to myself sometimes. But when they're here...I'm not a fan. I will literally stay out until 10 or later just so I don't have to see them. I've never liked roommates/housemates (aside from my family) so having to go back to it after four years solo is rough. Plus the wife is...intense. She picks fights with her husband a lot, about the most inane stuff. She also recycles...everything. Like everything. All the furniture in this place is "upcycled" crap.

Also all of the water here smells like sulfur real bad so I literally do not shower here. It's miserable and Brad is an angel for letting me use his shower so I don't reek constantly.

That's my rant for tonight.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

June 23rd

Happy 5th Birthday to the love of my life...Castamere! I got him a birthday tutu and he hated it but it was cute for the ten seconds it was on him.

I also went to Comfest today! I was a little overwhelmed because I kinda felt like I had o idea what I was doing, but I think I'd like to go back next year and stay a little longer.

Friday, June 22, 2018

June 22nd

I went on a date today! It was nice!


Thursday, June 21, 2018

June 21st

So I’m awake entirely too late because I was having fun hanging out with Brad. I still need to shower before I go to bed. Whoops.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

June 20th

Welp. At least I went to the post office tonight, because I'm too sleepy to do much else. Whoops.

Goddamn I love perfume.

Oh! And I have a date on Friday night. So there's that...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 19th

What is up my dudes. I'm currently enjoying two new perfumes that I received in a swap. Not really sure if I'm going to review them on the blog (probably not, to be honest), but I'm still liking them a lot. They're both flankers and both super solid.

What if I just lived at DisneyWorld?

Monday, June 18, 2018

June 18th

Happy Monday! It was picture day at work. And also I want to chop off all my hair. Pixie cut again? Maybe? I have a hair appointment next Saturday and I'm gonna chop a good few inches off and then we'll see how I'm feeling. But hair is long and damaged. I need hair inspo.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 17th

Today was a good day off. And tomorrow...back to the grind.

I really love good pizza. I want to try more foods. (I'm hungry right now.)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

June 16th

Goodbyes are hard. But I'm also incredibly glad I got to spend two years working with amazing people, and for a company I really believe in. I will miss my work ohana though.

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15th

Well, today was slow. And long. And then I took a nap and had nightmares. But I am so close to having a day off and I am ecstatic, you have no idea. I just wanna sleep all day.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June 14th

I'm in the home stretch of this week! I got my first paycheck today, so I feel reinvigorated! And I've been hanging out with Cas this evening which is kinda magical.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 13th

Long work week is long. I have been working since the 4th. Every day. I am become exhausted. And my "weekend" is only one day. I wanted to do stuff that day but I think ya girl is gonna have a sleepy Sunday. We're almost there fam!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 12th

I've been testing a lot of fragrances lately, so here are a few reviews for you!

Baptême du Feu by Serge Lutens
Notes include gingerbread, tangerine, osmanthus, castoreum, and gunpowder accord

I really thought I was destined to love this one, but alas, it did not work for me. On my skin, the ginger was sharp, fresh, and honestly a bit acrid. It was so strong I felt like I could taste it in the back of my throat. I am generally a fan of ginger, but this just felt too raw.
Unfortunately, the ginger overpowered the rest of the notes in this. I detected osmanthus and a bit of that "gunpowder" note, but I wasn't even lucky enough to get tangerine or any citrus for that matter. 
I don't think this is inherently a bad scent by any means, I just think it's one that's best tested before purchasing. It's worth trying!

Fleur de Peau by Diptyque
Notes include iris, musk, rose, ambrette, and aldehydes

Musky iris and some aldehydes in the background. It's a gentle scent (very office friendly), and the aldehydes fade within an hour or two so by the end of the day it's just a musk. It's definitely more on the dry and dusty side of things. I think it could be unisex as well, especially as it dries down. Somewhat forgettable in the grand scheme of things, but pleasant nonetheless.

Oud Palao by Diptyque
Notes include oud, patchouli, rose, camphor, tobacco, and rum

I normally get along well with oud fragrances, but this one is an exception. The camphor comes across very strong in the first hour, and the whole thing has a very medicinal, herbal vibe. Now, in terms of composition, it really is lovely. It's impeccably well blended and it's more gentle than most oud fragrances I've worn, which may be ideal for some. (This does mean that the longevity falls short though.) It's objectively not a bad scent, but it's not at all to my tastes unfortunately.

Monday, June 11, 2018

June 11th

Man oh man I am a real working lady. When do I get to stop being tired? I just want a day off, guys. Please. Is it Sunday yet?

Do I sleep now?

Fragrance review coming soon...

Sunday, June 10, 2018

June 10th

Today was a good work day. I worked with good people, guests were nice, it was good all around. Only one more shift there! Kinda crazy to think about.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

June 9th

Do you ever feel like people are just like...pretending to like you? Or that they don't care as much as they say they do? I hate that feeling. And I hate that I've had enough experience with it for it to cause me doubts in nearly every friendship I make.

Also, I'm worried I'm not going to have any friends at my new job. It's such a different environment, and there aren't as many people around my it's not as much of an equal playing field in terms of positions, so what if people with more important jobs just don't see me at all?

I really am going to miss the camaraderie of my part-time job.

Friday, June 8, 2018

June 8th

Happy Friday! The first time I typed that I wrote happy birthday instead. Am I tired? Losing my mind? Probably.

Disney Store’s new Mulan collection is so amazing.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 7th

Oh hey, I get to sleep in tomorrow. Still have to work though. Lots of work. So much work.

I need a new pillow or mattress or something. The bed here makes me so discombobulated sometimes.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June 6th

This has been a long week my friends, and I still have ten more days of a go through. Thankfully the shift at my part-time job are shorter than my 7:45-5:00 weekdays, but still. I would really like a day to decompress. This has already been a crazy week and I've not been sleeping super well, so everything is just that little bit harder. ...Also I want to bring oatmeal to work for lunch but I don't have any little bottles of milk I can take. Ya girl is not gonna bring a gallon of milk to work. Not this week, anyway.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June 5th

If I could stop sleeping on my wrist funny that would be great.

How am I so sleepy? I napper! I got okay sleep last night!

So far so good at work. I hope I make friends.

Monday, June 4, 2018

June 4th

I got almost no sleep last night and despite falling asleep after work at like 7...I’m still very tired. It was a long day.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

June 3rd

God bless Stresed Kate who inevitably naps instead of taking care of stressful things. Not even stressful things, really. Just like...several things, which seem overwhelming because what is perspective anyway? So I guess I’m taking a I still probably need to do I ready for a normal people job? This adjustment period is tough.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

June 2nd

Tomorrow is my last day off til the 17th. Between my two jobs, I’m working every day. For two weeks. I am...less than thrilled about this.

Also, the blog has a new header! It doesn’t seem to want to upload in as high of a quality as its saved in though. How does it look for you guys?

Friday, June 1, 2018

June 1st

With a heavy heart, I gave my two weeks notice at my wonderful part-time job today. As I told my manager today, my coworkers there were my first friends in Columbus and they are absolutely my family. I have been lucky to have great coworkers at past jobs too, but never so many all in one place. I'm nervous for my new job, and very sad to leave behind such a great work family...but I'm excited for the future.

(Image: GIF of Rafiki saying "Change is good.")