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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Tew's Day! 
8th-Dec-2009 12:31 pm
Happy birthday to ursamajor!

Same. Decent sleep last night, at least.

Job Starts Tomorrow!
And I finally dragged myself down to the Gap for pants, yay. The Gap is the only clothing chain that routinely carries pants for short women with hips and butts. Gap Outlet means two pairs of pants that actually fit and therefore don't require the additional cost of hemming, for $40.00. Had a marked lack of success at Bath & Body Works (brown sugar/fig = discontinued!) and Claire's (employee did not feel like working), but I got what I needed for work. *decisive nod*

Tomorrow's my first day of work since March 2006. It'll be a big adjustment! Thankfully, December's not one of BARCC's crazy months - February, April, September, and October are the killers, so I'll have time to get used to the job before things really go nuts. I'm a little apprehensive just because, with the gluten challenge, I do not have the level of energy I had when I decided I was up to returning to work. This week and next may have a bunch of early nights/afternoon naps. But after the biopsy, I'll get that energy back. I'm tough. I can do this.

Link Soup
* Why I take the 73 to Harvard Square and walk to Central instead of just taking the 70 straight to Central.
* This is exactly the problem Adam and I had with this week's SNL. I also noted at the time the wrongness of not just playing domestic violence for laughs, but segueing from that into a performance by arguably the most prominent domestic violence survivor of the moment.

Daily Science
In what is a surprising discovery, scientists have found tsunami-style towering waves that race across the face of the Sun.

Daily BPAL
Diable en Boite: redwood, bitter clove, tonka, hemp accord, and tobacco with peach blossom, black currant, and red musk.
In bottle: Spicy musky woods! <3
On me: The clove pops even more. Mmm. And oh, there's the currant. Yum!

Faunalia: The scent of a thick, starlit, unspoiled forest, with a burst of wild musk, opobalsamum, black bryony, mandragora, and hemlock.
In bottle: !? Cleaning products?
On me: Whatever is doing that is my new least favorite thing. Ack. Feh. WTF is getting all citrusy up in here?

Oy gevalt for serious. Post office, ATM, library. Meeting Elayna at her hairstylist at 3; sending her off home from there and catching the bus from there to Harvard Square for cosmetics (I'm sorry, Maybelline Great Lash is dreadful clumpy stuff, and it looks like fake eyelashes on me, which is okay for going out dancing but not for the office) and Lush (oh hai holiday shopping), the Porter Square for yarn, then Diesel - who's going to Diesel tonight? Because I know Mark's not, and if it's going to be deserted-ish, I don't so much need to go. Either way, I need to be home earlyish.

(EDIT: Actually, since I have time to kill between 1 and 6 tomorrow, I can just do the Harvard/Porter stuff tomorrow if I don't feel like going out.)

(ALSO EDIT: Yeah, I think being home tonight is saner; I'm out every other night this week and weekend.)
8th-Dec-2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
. . . tsunami-style towering waves that race across the face of the Sun.

How incredibly beautiful . . .
8th-Dec-2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Ok, I have to ask, because I'm tired of feeling clueless, and I suspect you might be one of the only people who'll clue me here: What the hell is that thing with the spoons from?

I mean I kind of pick up the metaphor by way of inference, but I get the feeling there's so much more to the whole thing that I'm just not getting because I've no idea of the source material.

So explain the Spoons to me, if you would, please -- in short sentences and simple words, so I don't get lost?
8th-Dec-2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I've never tried Gap jeans! They fit super short people like us WITHOUT hemming?!
8th-Dec-2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Yep! Their ankle length fits us like their regular fits normal-size people. :)
8th-Dec-2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
You can check for the brown sugar & fig on Bath & Body's website - I love their kitchen lemon (for the kitchen! ;-) ) and I can NEVER get it in the store. I usually order 6-10 at a time. Their shipping is very reasonable and often free.
8th-Dec-2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
No ingredients list - fie! :(
8th-Dec-2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
I'm tough. I can do this.

Yes you are, and yes you can!
8th-Dec-2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Boo on the loss of the brown sugar/fig combo. I love that!

8th-Dec-2009 06:56 pm (UTC) - B&BW Lies!
You can order all of the so called "discontinued" scents on their website under Classic scents. The online sales are better too.

I consistently get "You smell great!" comments when I wear Cotton Blossom :)
8th-Dec-2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
are we still on for coffee/bpal tomorrow at 1?

If so, could you also bring another copy of WTD with you? It'll take care of one last outstanding Giftmas obligation for me :)
8th-Dec-2009 11:15 pm (UTC) - in order of appearance
Again, congratulations. I wish you a great first day as a paid employee of BARCC!

Are of the good. Especially "petite" pants. My mom gave me a pair of 16Ps to change into, and they were the perfect length without being too tight across the abdomen. (Essential during that time of the month.)

Brown sugar/fig is the best, seriously. Both of my mom's favorites are discontinued: juniper berry and brown sugar/fig.

My theory is that the 70 bus runs on a different dimension's time, because the results vary so wildly. Like how one year could pass in our world, but a hundred in Narnia. Just when I thought I'd figured out the approximate schedule, the pattern would change again.

Not funny. SNL is made of fail.

WHOA! Freakin' cool.

My guess would be the hemlock, although you wouldn't think "citrus". I noticed BPAL Hemlock smells like Pine Sol and Lemon Pledge.
8th-Dec-2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Dood, I am going to the Gap soonest. (And the Outlet, too.)

As for the B&BW stuff, you can find discontinued stuff on eBay all the time. I have stocked up on my Temptations stuffs that way :)
9th-Dec-2009 01:06 am (UTC)
You can dooooo it!!!!
9th-Dec-2009 01:55 am (UTC)
Brown Sugar & Fig has been discontinued for at least a year. They've brought it back once or twice for an "old favorites" special, but they never bring it back in the SOAP. Scott refuses to use anything other than the moisturizing soap but he is gracious enough to let me pick the scents. And that was my favorite. :P
9th-Dec-2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! And good luck with your first official day of work tomorrow :)
9th-Dec-2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Makeup recommendation: If you have real lashes, try Fresh's Supernova and Firebird mascaras. You can get small sizes of both for $10 at Sephora. Check the bins near the registers. edit:Magic Wands mini-mascara duo -- just so you know what to look for. :)

Supernova curls. Firebird lengthens. They are each fabulous but better layered together. I do Supernova then Firebird.

Also, fake lashes are not so bad for the office. Swear it. The new deal in my salon is lash extensions. Just downplay the eyeshadow and use brown instead of black mascara if it bothers you.

Edited at 2009-12-09 03:59 am (UTC)
9th-Dec-2009 09:23 am (UTC)
I don't wear eyeshadow much... my usual is brown mascara (I like Origins), translucent powder, and lipstick (Burt's Bees or L'Oreal), with the occasional swoop of Urban Decay glitter eyeliner when I'm feeling feisty.

And yep, for everything that's not stereotypically sought-after about my features, I've sure got the lashes! I don't actually need lengthening of thickening, just color - they're the blondest hairs on me.

Will have to figure out where Sephora is - thanks!
10th-Dec-2009 04:27 am (UTC)
SNL is still on the air? Why? I've seen two funny SNL skits on you tube in I don't know how many years, both of which they pulled and put back more than once. The Natalie Portman obscene music video, and the music video for the song Jizz in my Pants, which I liked more for the first wave 80sness of it than the humor.
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