Happy birthday to my favorite person in the world, Elayna Jade. :)
My medical adhesive allergy has worsened. From just itchy welts, it's now progressed to crazyitchy plus numbness of the affected finger and its two closest neighbors and difficulty breathing, within 10-15 minutes of application of bandaid. Not fun. I *really* need to investigate alternatives.
826 is opening a Boston branch this fall! 826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we will provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs will seek to strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.
Elayna is so there.
Buy Beautiful Things!
Have you been thinking about acquiring a piece of Alanya's gorgeous jewelry? Snap some up on eBay! Hurry - two pieces have already sold via Buy It Now. :) Besides necklaces, there's a lovely smudging feather and a breathtaking twisted-silver-and-hematite mask. (And if you see's not *quite* what you wanted - she does custom work. I *really* need to post pics of my necklace!)
Saturn's moon Titan appears to have large seas filled with liquid gas, according to data collected by the Cassini space probe, scientists said Tuesday.
Tombstone: A celebration of one of the first commercially produced perfumes of America,s Old West. A rugged, warm blend of vanilla, balsam and sassafras layered over Virginia cedar.
In bottle: Yay sassafras!
On me: The sassafras is sweetened by the vanilla, layered on balsam. This is delicious!
Eve: The spirit of temptation, the essence of lost innocence. Apple blossom, rose, ylang ylang and golden honey.
In bottle: Rose. *koff*
On me: Rose and ylang ylang. This is the bad drugstore rollon perfume of my youth.
Baneberry: A poisonous fruit-bearing member of the buttercup family. The scent, like the plant, is dark green, herbal, and plump with bulging black fruit.
In bottle: Yep. Dark green and herbal!
On me: It has lovely dark fruitiness on the bottle... which my skin devours on contact. :(
Oblivion: Salvation found in darkness beyond darkness, the blessed sleep of nothingness. Dark musk, wood spice, labdanum, patchouli, dark African woods, and saffron.
In bottle: Mmm. Dark and woodsy with a touch of spice.
On me: See above, but it deepens, blossoms. The saffron barely skims the rich old woods and labdanum. Yum. :)