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So, it's a little weird to not be able to tell who the most radical person in the room is, and new and different to not feel like the most radical person in the room. Yes! I had dinner with many fabulous LJ feminists last night and yapped like an ass because 2 beers gets me drunk nowadays. I made the ambrosia, and it was good! I am in fact eating some of it right now. It sounds like this may be a regular event, which is a fantastic idea. Except I'm rapidly going to run out of veggie cooking ideas. :) Thanks immensely to peregrin8 for hosting. And thanks to grrangela for taking me back to the metro! As a note, which tofu is the one that is crumbly like blue cheese? I may need to recreate something I used to eat in college.

For salami_salome: Today I'm wearing Gucci No. 3, which was a gift from a long, long time ago, 15 or more years ago. They say in the description there that it's floral, but their idea of floral must be something different from mine. Or I should start ignoring the word "floral" because it covers such a breadth of scents that it's ridiculously generic. Oh, and check it, I found a history of perfume on the web. Oh, and check out what this one claims it can do for you. Hee!

I'm watching this space for news of a Finn invasion. Very exciting.



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May. 19th, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC)
yayyya...I had so much fun.

If you get any of the play tofu that is packed in water, it can be crumbly. I'd get the extra firm... then cut it in half and press the halves between cookie sheets using heavy books (HTML and Sequel Query books being the best)
May. 19th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
I have some CCNA test books that will be perfect for this task.

Play tofu? I have never heard that one before. Is that like Play-Doh?
May. 19th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
doh... I must need more coffee
'plain tofu'.
May. 20th, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
oh man, now I really want Play-Tofu!
May. 20th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
May. 19th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
And today, I'm adding you! It was awesome to meet you last night!
May. 19th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
I meant to add you first thing this morning! Silly me! I will right now. :)
May. 19th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC)

New CD! American Tour!

May. 19th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
Gucci No. 3
My aunt used to buy that, and she'd give me the body lotion. I loved it . . . Smelled luxurious and, hmm, for lack of a better word, expensive. ;)

I wonder if it smells the same for you? Body chemistry has so much to do with perfume. Believe it or not, my mother and I literally can't wear the same perfume. What smells citrusy and fresh on me smells like bad astringent on her, and what smells floral and vaguely Oriental on her smells like ass on me. You know, we're supposed to be related . . . :/
May. 19th, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Gucci No. 3
I try to think of the body chemsitry thing as a fun game. I went out last week and while in the department store tried on the men's cologne and women's perfume (how I despise those arbitrary categories) (who says what scent is masculine??? grr) of CK's Truth. Over the course of the day both changed several times! It was a fun experiment.

Last time I saw the Gucci was at the TJ Maxx for way cheap. I can't remember if you guys have one... maybe in Roanoke?
May. 19th, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
You read my mind! I've been coming to the same conclusions about scent types lately. I thought that I like orientals and disliked florals, but then Flower is (duh, the name says so) a floral that I really like, and I've also encountered a few orientals, like Youth Dew that I don't really care for at all. I think the key is that I prefer vanillic and woody to spicy and ambery. It does seem pretty arbitrary though. I guess it has something to do with the different amounts of essences? I mean, it isn't like an oriental doesn't have any flowers in it at all (except for my favorite, Indecence), so how do they decide the difference between a pure oriental and a floral-oriental or floriental? Also lately I've seen the designation "semi-oriental." I have no idea what that means.

I read somewhere very recently that a perfume has a shelf life of 3-4 years, but that can't be right, can it? So many people hardly wear perfume ever and a bottle lasts them a bajillion years. Is it planned obsolescence? Damn capitalism!

Re: "Vibrational Therapy" -- ha! I'm open minded by isn't it possible that the reason it makes you feel good is because it smells good? koira is a Reiki practitioner, maybe she should give this one a sniff.

Ooh, thanks for that link to the history of perfume. I'll be frittering away valuable grading time reading this one. =)
May. 19th, 2004 06:03 pm (UTC)
Well, like I said, my Gucci is only half used, and 15 years old. If it's gone bad, I can't tell!

I am actually intrigued by the description of the reiki perfume, but not because of its, erm, spiritual properties. :)
May. 19th, 2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, and Flower wins for most aesthetically pleasing container I've seen all day.
May. 19th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
People are all mad about it because the flower portrayed on the bottle is a poppy and there's no actual poppy in the perfume.

I'd be mad about it too if I bought the perfume based on the bottle thinking I was getting a poppy scent.
But then, dang people, maybe you shouldn't spend a gerjillion dollars on smelly water without, I dunno, smelling it first!

'Course, I'm a huge hypocrite because I buy at Marshalls without sniffin'. But then, it's way cheaper to take that risk at Marshalls.

I actually sometimes will buy a scent that I can't sniff based on the name. Like, if it's called "Fresh Whimsy" or "Rose-mantic" or something then I'm pretty sure I won't like it. But if it's called "Byzantium" or something vaguely Eastern sounding I'll take the plunge. This backfired on me recently but it often works.
May. 19th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
Re: "Vibrational Therapy" -- ha!

May. 20th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
Bucka-wow, I know. All that from a perfume? Where do the batteries go?
May. 20th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC)
I walked to the Hecht's in the mall and tried it. At first it smelled like someone rubbed canned peaches on my arm. Now it smells... like someone rubbed canned peaches on my arm, and tried to wash them off with Dial.

So, yeah, I don't like it. ;)

OTOH, or on the other arm, I tried Vera Wang Which, while exclusively floral, I don't hate!

Also discovered there is a "Perfumania" in the mall there. I am in so much trouble. But it means I can try on two perfumes a day when working!!

I'm sorry to suddenly unload my fragrance fetish on you. I actually didn't know I had one. It was latent.
May. 19th, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
So. Jealous.

I was going to call ya'll last night and pretend that I was there ... but instead, I had Thai food with zorah, her partner, and a friend of ours ... it was kind of a simliar gathering, actually.

In solidarity, perhaps?
May. 19th, 2004 06:05 pm (UTC)
At the risk of sounding like an enormous dork, I think it's about damn time we discover a worm-hole between here and Spokane.
May. 19th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)
*can out-dork you*

I'm actually trying to figure out a way for me to have a stopover of at least a couple of days on my flight to England. Yes, I'm SERIOUSLY looking into spending more money before I move to another country.

*manages to out-dork you*
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