Happy birthday to wispfox
Hello to new reader ultra_lilac
and returning reader stevietee
Bone-deep aching all over. Was going to volunteer at the book fair today - going to have to skip out on that. :( At least I put in my time there on Friday.
Being achy and weak = very frustrating, dammit.The Persistence of Story
That's the name of the talisman themaskmaker
made me for my hospital stay, which I said I'd post a pic of and never did... well, she took one. :)
(see it bigger here
In her words: The name of the talisman refers both to her nickname, "Story," and to the persistence of stories, of all Story, in the world.
It's a replica of the gate of Shayara, her own city, which you can see on the opening page of her journal (click the link above). I made it from silver paper, card stock, silver thread, beads, and a silver pen nib. The gate is about 1.75 inches tall.
I am honored that she was moved to craft this for me... :)
The Mask of Secrets
project is still open...Daily ScienceA map of the mouse brain down to details of individual cells has been completed, the first project of an institute funded by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul G. Allen, it was announced Tuesday.
The new Allen Brain Atlas is being made available online without cost to neuroscientists studying brain circuits and chemistry, a potential boon to cancer and other disease research because of similarities between the brains of mice and human beings, according to a statement issued by the Allen Institute of Brain Science.
''We want people to use this and make discoveries,'' Dr. Allan Jones, the institute's chief scientific officer, told The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.Daily BPALYggdrasil
: The World Ash. Nine woods, nine leaves, and three herbs each for Ratatosk and Vidofnir, with three final herbs to placate Nidhogg.
In bottle: I swear I'm getting lotus from this. o_O And crumpled fresh leaves, the juices on your fingers...
On me: Ummm. This is a beautiful light woodsy thing. One of the things I love about BPAL is that they have quite a few scents that are forests, but they're all different forests
. There's lots of light in this one. Juniper is here, but in the distance. Silvery-barked birch. That lotus-like smell rises. The scent changes, like your're walking through the forest. Yum. :) EDIT: Oooh, sage on the drydown!Saint-Germain
: ...gilded amber, hypnotic lavender, brash carnation and deep mosses.
In bottle: Something sharp! And then the lavender.
On me: Amber, lavender, and carnation are weird
together, at least on me. Wow. This is very different from in-the-bottle, and I do not like it. Elayna has dibs, though, as she loves lavender and carnation.
I am thinking about swapping away my F5. I'll review it later or tomorrow. It's not bad, but I don't think I'll ever wear it. And I may swap my spare Mum Moon - must wear it more and see if I fall in love. I think I'll use one bottle of it, but I don't think I'll use two...
Now to bed. *sigh*