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Odin's Day

Happy birthday to manifestress!

Hello to new readers auton, joyeous, and onyxhawke!

Pain levels mild. Mostly okay. *nods*

This is my life.
Seriously. This is what Adam and I are like together. Except with more pop-culture references.

This is why I don't have a cell phone.
A cell phone in the front pocket of a Vallejo man's pants spontaneously combusted, quickly ignited his clothes and left the man with second- and third-degree burns across at least half his body, according to investigators.

This is so. freakin'. cool.
HBO has acquired the rights to turn George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy series "A Song of Fire and Ice" into a dramatic series to be written and exec produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss... The series will begin with the 1996 first book, "A Game of Thrones," and the intention is for each novel (they average 1,000 pages each) to fuel a season's worth of episodes.

This is some Daily Science.
It was Einstein who proposed the idea of gravitational waves (a phenomenon that scientists are yet to observe), which are the supposed end product of moving matter warping the fabric of four-dimensional space-time. But now, researchers from the University of Washington (UW) claim that it is possible to detect gravitational waves emitted from what they call superstrings. Superstrings are, apparently, an observable effect consistent with at least one of the prevailing versions of string theory. UW cosmologist Craig Hogan describes superstrings as narrow tubes of energy leftover from the beginning of the universe, which have been substantially stretched out as the universe continues to expand.

This is some Daily BPAL.

Sleepy Moon: A nearly-narcotic blend of opiate-touched bark and blossom reflective of the bleakness and solitude of winter, the quietest point of the year : black opium poppy, bamboo pulp, ylang ylang, lavender, chamomile and white sandalwood.

In bottle: Poppy is the only one of the individual notes I'm getting. It smells soft and soothing.

On me: Still poppy-centric, but I'm getting the lavender that this shares with TKO - fresh, twiggy lavender. This is nice, and I do plan to try to use it as a sleep aid.

Pink Moon: This Lunar blend is soft with phlox, tulip, daffodil, dogwood and muscari, dusted with pink sugar, carnation and honey, and a touch of the first strawberries of the season.

In bottle: Sugar, hint of strawberry, dusting of flowers.

On me: Candy-sweet. I like it. :)

Beltane 2006: One of the holiest days in the Pagan calendar, Beltane [May Day, Cetsamhain, Floralia and Roodmas… also, Beltaine, Bealtaine, Bealtuinn, Beletene, La Bheltine] is the Day of Baal’s Fire, and marks the midpoint of Sol’s path between the Vernal Equinox and Summer Solstice. In Druidic tradition, need-fires were set atop hills in a symbolic gesture of bringing the Sun’s light down to Earth. Celebrants danced around the fires in harmony with the Sun’s seeming movement through the sky, and passed eadar dà theine Bhealltuinn, between the Fires of Beltane, to purify themselves. In Scotland, all hearth fires were extinguished, and the flames from the need-fires were used to rekindle their flames, bringing blessings and good fortune into the household. It doesn’t matter where your faith lies, Beltane is sacred to us simply because we’re human. It is a celebration of new growth, rebirth, of the fertility of our land, our spirits and our bodies, and is a reminder of the joy in simply being alive. Celebrate life! Wind some flowers into your hair, dab a little oil behind each ear, toss the first petals of springtime onto your yard, and bless your garden the old fashioned way!

In bottle: Softly green.

On me: The green brightens. But that's all I'm getting - undifferentiated green. :(

King of Clubs: The Queen’s Consort: Lord of the Wide and Fertile Land. Patient, laborious, and clever, though preoccupied with material things. A perfect compliment to his Queen: deeper, darker earth notes with dark musk, tobacco leaf, oakmoss, amber, leather, sage and vetiver with fig and bitter almond

In bottle: Woo, dark musk! Musk and tobacco.

On me: Mmmm. The amber and oakmoss come out, too. This is *nice*. Touch of leather, touch of sage. Earth. Yum. :)
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