Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Odin's Day

Happy birthday to alexjay, avad, and racerxgirl!

'k. Needed the rescue inhaler last night; woke up at 4am needing it, too. That is not good, and is way more than I needed it last year. When you start thinking "I need multiple rescue inhalers so I can keep one upstairs, one downstairs, and one in my purse so I never have to run around trying to find one", there is maybe a problem. I think I must find time to see my doctor. *sigh* When? I do not know. Hopefully it can wait til after Florida. I tend to be triggered by frigid air, which is not so much a problem there.

If I came with a warning label, what would it say?

Mall of Shadesong
Still doing holiday shopping? Visit the Mall of Shadesong! New stores have been added! (I feel like I want a piece of "I can has job" commemorative jewelry, and that'll probably be from a MoS seller...)

My wishlist, rm's wishlist, regyt's wishlist. upstart_crow's wishlist. Have a wishlist? Let me know; I'll link it up! Need my address? Shadesong AT

I'll be away from LJ almost all day today, tomorrow, and Friday; I may get a little time this weekend. Do not assume I will see your posts. Please e-mail me with anything important or time-sensitive.

Link Soup
* haddayr says, "I've been saying I have no idea how many kids Jenny McCarthy has killed, but now I know: 424.
* When allies fail.
* This made me think of barthanderson.
* You keep saying "urban legend". I do not think it means what you think it means.
* This is nifty!

Daily Science
Scientists have ruled out the possibility that methane is delivered to Mars by meteorites, raising fresh hopes that the gas might be generated by life on the red planet, in research published tomorrow in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Daily BPAL
Gacela of the Dark Death: Terebinth pine, pitch, and clove.
In bottle: The woods, an hour past dusk.
On me: The clove surfaces, gently topping the pine/pitch. Nice, but not blowing me away. We'll see if it morphs.

Nes Gadol Haya Sham: One scent in four parts:

Nun, the Snake: nuun, nothing. Naḥš, in modern Arabic, means bad luck. Represented by scents of loss and remembrance: opoponax and lemon verbena.

Gimel, the Camel: the Ship of the Desert. Represented by scents of abundance, fortitude, and determination: patchouli, heliotrope, pomegranate, and almond.

He, the Window: sometimes used to represent the Unutterable Name of God, this is the window in our souls through which God's light touches us. Represented by scents of clarity and piety: frankincense, myrtle, and hyssop.

Shin, the Tooth: also stands for Shaddai, one of the names of God. The hand formed into shin acts as a priestly blessing. Represented by scents of strength, generosity, kindness, and benediction: carnation, myrrh, red poppy, and hibiscus.

The essences of Nun, Gimel, He, and Shin are blended to become Nes Gadol Haya Sham.

In bottle: Very dark, velvety brown-black. Opoponax and patchouli.
On me: The lemon verbena kills absolutely everything else. As always. Did I overlook that, or just assume that it wouldn't jump to the forefront with so many other notes in there?

Work! Meeting sairaali to drop off BPAL, if her schedule's malleable. Hitting Harvard Square for some shopping - mascara for me, Lush for women on my gift list, Tokyo Kid for Elayna, and I need to find something for my dad, uncle, and college-age boy cousins (maybe Urban Outfitters for the cousins?). New volunteer info session tonight - running them is part of my job, and this is the only one that overlaps the person leaving this job and me.
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