Happy birthday to lyssrose and storme! EDIT: and suzanna_o!
Hello to new reader liathaman!
...knew I forgot something. *takes brain drugs*
As for the pain... I really don't know that the Cymbalta's helping at all. Those of you who are on it - how long did it take to kick in?
Coffee helped kick the writerbrain into gear last night. Coffee is good.
On Intermittent Chronic Pain
gwynraven has an excellent post on the subject. This also applies to intermittent chronic fatigue like the epilepsy-drugs stuff. Now I have both. Go me. *laugh*
The best comparison of Neal Stephenson and Orson Scott Card ever.
The best hate-meme post ever.
Macchu Picchu: Sweet tropical fruits burst through deep, wet rainforest boughs, enormous steamy blossoms, over thin mountaintop breezes, mingled with the soft, rich golden scent of Peruvian amber.
In bottle: Sweet airy fruity.
On me: The same, and then the floral comes through. Ech. Amber welling up beneath it. Dunno about this floral. Sniffing it later - yeah, it's gone nasty.
Intrigue: A sultry, exotic scent that inspires devious plotting and clandestine affairs. It is a scent painted in artifice, veiled in deceit, and slithering with whispered secrets. Black palm, with cocoa, fig and shadowy wooded notes.
In bottle: Wood and cocoa.
On me: Mmmm, yep, wood and cocoa. Happy 'song. Not *enough* cocoa, if anything, and I'm not getting the fig at all. Oh, the cocoa comes in and out.
Black Lotus: Born in the shadows of a Temple to Set, this corrupted Egyptian scent evokes images of black pyramids, river demons, and bleak, deadly desert sands. Black lotus flower, amber, myrrh and sandalwood.
In bottle: Ah! So that candylike smell in Kathmandu is the lotus, because it's here, too!
On me: Ooooh, pretty. Strong amber underpinnings to the sweet lotus.
Bathsheba: The Seventh Daughter, Daughter of the Oath. She was King David’s lover, and the mother of King Solomon. Her scent is breathtakingly lovely, exotic and powerfully sensual in its innocence: carnation, sensual plum, and Arabian musk.
In bottle: Musk and carnation.
On me: Musk and carnation. Aw. I was hoping for the plum, and for less carnation. This is... yep, it's pretty much all carnation. Sad 'song.