This Week's Random Thoughts ~
I’ve no idea why this popped into my mind but do you remember the Olivia Newton John song from the 80’s called Physical? Did people actually think she was singing about aerobics? Because “let me hear your body talk” was something else entirely. But her video – she was doing aerobics – and all of us in aerobics class in the 80’s were “getting physical” with our headbands and Flashdance legwarmers (Flashdance, by the way, was the first R rated movie I went to see at the cinema).
I’m a dark chocolate person but when it comes to Luna bars the white chocolate macadamia flavor rules.
Jacques Fath, Fath de Fath (1994 version I believe) is great. It’s a fruity, woody, powdery oriental housed in a dynamite bottle.
American Idol: so now we have the top 24 semifinalists; 12 girls, 12 boys. This means I’ll be watching 5 hours of Idol this week (with Tivo I can chop this down to about 3.5 hrs)
Dinner of week: vegetable lasagna made with layers of ricotta & goat cheese, and *separate* pureed layers of mushrooms, broccoli and roasted red peppers. Topped with cheese, fresh herbs and beurre blanc sauce.
Rant of the week: The email from Serge Lutens was ridiculous. C’mon, according to Lutens marketing folks, L’eau was created as “A Reaction to an Over-Scented World.” I don’t think perfumery is solely an art form, I think it straddles a fine line between an artistic endeavor and a business; a commodity. I’m just annoyed because I don’t think for a moment that L’eau was created as a “reaction to an over-scented world.” Instead it’s “a fragrance to keep the business in the black.” There is nothing wrong with this, I’m just irked by the marketing.
Really nice & cheap candle: Target brand, vanilla rice flower
Why so much hate for Bond and Creed? There are excellent fragrances from these lines. Similar to Brian’s piece on Byredo, these houses seem to be the outcasts of the fragrance-aficionado world. I’m not a hater and I find many fragrances from both Bond and Creed exceptional. Of course I have my ideas on which lines are over-hyped, overpriced and resolutely mediocre, one that springs to mind is Tom Ford Private Blend.
I came home one day this week to find my friend eating chinese food with my wooden knitting needles.
I need to spend more time with Givenchy Ysatis. I remember liking it a long time ago. I purchased a mini recently and it still smells good to me.
I was walking my dogs today and saw a seagull flying above me. A Seagull. I live in New Mexico.
Robin posted this in the comments section on NST and given my adoration for Craig Ferguson I needed to find a reason to post this video here. I think Ferguson’s rant is the precise explanation for the existence of this
Craig Ferguson Rant
***Free Giveaway*** a brand new 1.7 fl oz / 50 ml bottle of Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio. I will select the winner on Wednesday, 24 February, sometime after 12 noon US Mountain Time. You MUST have left a comment at least once before (and, no, you can’t leave a comment on another post and then this one all within 5 minutes! ;-) And, I apologize to our non-US based readers, but because this is a bottle, the winner can only be from the United States. If you are outside of the US but have a US-based address I can ship to – that is fine by me...