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Luxury for the Senses

I am completely and utterly addicted to the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL for short). BPAL is a unique fragrance shop. Take a look at the website. Each scent is totally unique. I have friends I've traded imps with (imps are sample vials), and some of the scents are absolutely amazing. My latest order consists of:

Arkham, MA
Maddeningly addictive! This Valentine's Day, melt your lover's heart, figuratively, with a gift from the Miskatonic Valley's premiere boutique chocolatier! This season's specialty truffles are handmade by subjugated monks from Ghatanothoa's monestary at Mount Yaddith-Gho, under the watchful eye of Mother Shub's high priests. Imported to Arkham from Mu, they are distributed exclusively through the Sugared She-Goat. Iä, Shub-Niggurath, the Malefic She-Goat of Many Sugary Treats!

Holy cow...I want to eat myself when I wear this. It has such a dark, rich cocoa scent with a hint of spice.

A massive tree that held, in its lowest boughs, a nest of bare-breasted men and women. The souls sprawled within the Zieba Tree's branches were trapped in reverie, lost for all eternity in their fantasies.

A dreamlike, listless scent, misty and hazed, with wisps of white sandalwood, eddying musks the colors of eventide, shimmering pale resins, davana, lemon blossom, orange blossom, and white peach.

This one smells musky and fruity and light, like a garden in full bloom after a the rain.

Though March marks the end of the desolation and chill of winter, it is not yet Spring, the time of rebirth, fertility and the Earth's fecundity. March's Full Moon is a Virgin's Moon, pure, youthful, unsullied and innocent. This is the Moon of the Child, and the scent is as soft and gentle as a baby's breath: milky blossoms and soft cream touch the last buds of winter, coupled with crystalline, bright traditional Lunar oils.

This one is a light, soft, powdery fragrance. Very calming.

With every order you place, they send you a handful of imps to try. I've loved all of them. There's a few that didn't work well with my body chemistry, so I poured a teensy bit on a cloth and placed it in my dresser as a sachet.

Even if you don't wear perfume, the website itself is an enjoyable read. I spent hours pouring over the descriptions before I decided what to order.


Mexican Jumping Beans...

...we have some. And my youngest is so thrilled that she jumps right along with them. :) Funny how it's the littlest things that sometime bring the greatest joy.


LJ Twelve Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas, psychobrig sent to me...
Twelve itunes drumming
Eleven mountains piping
Ten books a-swing
Nine apologetics biking
Eight sunsets a-singing
Seven blues a-walking
Six forensics a-cooking
Five ba-a-a-abies
Four vintage photos
Three folk stories
Two mountain cabins
...and a sleep in a madamemaracas.
Get your own Twelve Days:


What Was The #1 Song on Your Date of Birth?

Follow the link to find out and let me know in comments. :)

Mine was "Hello, I Love You" by The Doors


Meme - Inspired by Chiller

1. What time did you get up this morning?
Around 5:45.

2. Diamonds or pearls?
Pearls. I love their subtle glow, and the fact that something so beautiful can come from something so irritating.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
The Water Horse

4. What is your favourite TV show?
I don't have one.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
Coffee, and sometimes toast or yogurt or a banana

6. What is your middle name?

7. What food do you dislike?
Stinky Cheese

8. What is your favourite CD at the moment?
Hiding Place by Selah

9. What kind of car/truck do you drive?
2004 Dodge Neon

10. What characteristic do you despise in people?

11. Favourite clothing?
Comfy nighties

12. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would it be?

13.Most memorable birthday?
I haven't really had any memorable ones.

14. Favourite sport to watch?
Figure Skating

15. What does the last text message you received say?
"I love you:

16. Person you expect to complete this first?

17. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Afternoon :)

18. What is your shoe size?
9 and 1/2 US

19. Favourite Pets?
I love cats. I don't have any pets right now though.

20. Exciting news you'd like to share with us?

21. What did you want to be when you were little?
A ballerina or Carol Burnett

22. What is your favourite candy?
Buttered Popcorn and Juicy Pear flavored Jelly Bellies

23. What is your favourite flower?
Lilacs and Magnolias

24. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
September 5th as I get to meet several of my online friends at a convention.

25. What are you listening to right now?
The hum of my CPU fan

26. What was the last thing you ate?
A baked potato topped with chili and cheese and a salad(actually still eating it)

27. Do you wish on stars?

28. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Purple, because I like it

29. How is the weather right now?
Hot and humid

30. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
A good friend

31.What is your favourite soft drink?
Water with lemon

32.Favorite restaurant?
Carraba's for italian...Tokyo Sushi Cafe for Sushi...Shells for seafood...I could go on

33.Colour of your hair?
Dark blonde

34. What was your favourite toy as a child?
My Mrs. Beasley doll

35. Hugs or kisses?
Hugs from most people, kisses from the people I love

36.Chocolate or Vanilla?

37.What is under your bed?
A storage box, some dust bunnies, a few stray socks

38. What did you do last night?
Sailed on a virtual sailboat and did some virtual fishing :)

39. What are you afraid of?
The only thing that really scares me is the thought of something bad happening to one of my children.

40. How many keys on your key ring?

41. How many years at your current job?

42. Favourite day of the week?
Saturday - that's the day of the week that I get to spend the most time with my little one

43. How many towns have you lived in?

44. Do you make friends easily?
Not really. I tend to be shy and quiet until I get to know someone really well.


Call Me Mrs. Roboto


Determine Your Type

I've seen this meme on a couple of other journals. For the most part this was a very good match for me. You can take the test here: http://www.ipersonic.com/test.html

Sensitive Doer (SD)

Sensitive Doers are gentle, modest and reserved persons. They cope well with everyday life and like their privacy. With their quiet, optimistic nature, they are also good, sought-after listeners and other people feel well in their company. All in all, this type is the most likeable and friendliest of all personality types. Tolerance and their regard for others distinguish their personality. They are very caring, generous and always willing to help. They are open to and interested in everything that is new or unknown to them. However, if their inner value system or their sense of justice is hurt, Sensitive Doers can suddenly and surprisingly become forceful and assertive.

Sensitive Doers enjoy the comforts life offers to the full. They are very happy in everyday life. Sensitive Doers are often gifted artists or very good craftsmen. Creativity, imagination and an especially keen perception are just a few of their strong points. Sensitive Doers are very presence-oriented; long-term planning and preparations do not appeal to them. They take life as it comes and react flexibly to daily demands. They do not like too much routine and predictability. Their talents come more to the fore when work processes are variable and there are not so many rules. Sensitive Doers like to work alone; if they are part of a team, they do not get involved in competitive or power games and prefer living and working together harmoniously and openly.

Sensitive Doers are completely satisfied with a small, close circle of friends as their need for social contacts is not very marked. Here, too, they avoid conflicts - quarrels and disputes put considerable strain on them. Sensitive Doers are often very fond of animals and are very good with small children. As partner, this type is loyal and reliable and is willing to invest a lot in a relationship. Mutual respect and tolerance are very important to Sensitive Doers. Their love of pleasure makes them a pleasant companion with whom one can experience intensive moments. They like to look after their partner with attentiveness and small gifts and are very sensitive to the partner’s needs - often more than to their own. However, should they meet the wrong person, they run the risk of being taken advantage of. They are then deeply disappointed.

Adjectives which describe your type:
introverted, practical, emotional, spontaneous, sensitive, peace-loving, reserved, gentle, good-natured, independent, empathetic, friendly, playful, carefree, sympathetic, relaxed, quiet, modest, pleasure-loving, loyal, obliging, caring, helpful, optimistic

These subjects could interest you
art, music, craftwork, garden work, animals, nature, literature, drawing/painting, astrology, spiritual things, meditation, music, handicrafts, writing


The Buzz.....Literally!!

Our living room window faces the front of our house. About four feet in front of the window we have a low decorative wall. In between the window and the wall is a patch of dirt that we occasionally grow things on.

For the past month, we've had an overturned plastic garbage can sitting in the dirt, hidden from street view by the wall. My lil Shmoo and I returned from Target today, and as I was headed for the front door I noticed a bunch of bees over the dirt area.

There's a teeny hole on the bottom of the overturned garbage can. Apparently the bees got inside and have been busily building a hive. There are literally hundreds of the little critters flying in and out of that hole. We also keep hearing little thunks as they fly into our living room window.

It's amazing how we got so many so fast. Today is the first time we've seen any.


Goddess Meme

Which Goddess lurks in your soul?


You are a true earth warrior! Demeter is the Greek Goddess of the fields, grain and harvest and inhabits those souls who long to be a part of the green. You have a special connection with plants and care deeply for the Earth. You tend to be motherly and protective of those that are in your care and are not above severe aggression when one of your charges is harmed or threatened.

Personality Test Results

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Just a Quick Hello

Life is nutty right now. I'll post an update when I have more time to sit and develop my thoughts. I just wanted to say hello to my friends list. I still read you every chance I get. I've been too scattered to try to write anything myself. Hopefully that will change soon. I miss you all.

Anyone have anything really good/bad/weird/wonderful going on?

Hugs to you all!