Politics And Other Sleepy Thoughts

I’m going to ramble. I’m up late watching a sick kid the night before Valentine’s Day so I’m in need of a distraction while they rest and I decompress… So, a lady I had as a teacher for honors civics in high school, and almost had as a debate team coach, knew/knows Amy Klobuchar. (Democratic…

There Will Always Be An England

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever shared about how I came to be such an Anglophile. And it’s silly because this blog is devoted to that ultimately. Well, to start, I believe some things are profoundly implanted within our souls. As a Christian I can’t do anything but ponder it lightly, but I do…

Peacock Throne

Do you want to smell like an upscale candle?   Do you want to walk around wafting the sort of fragrance that emerges from the bubbly waters of a luxuriously fragranced bath at a spa?  Well, my dears, perhaps Peacock Throne (Thameen 2013) would be right up your alley. Honestly, I’m pretty taken with it.  There’s…

A Family Discussion

Part III of IV Friday morning Dale Blume woke up, blinked sleepily until his eyes focused on the pieces of furniture across the room from him. Then he threw his feet out of bed and touched the floor with his toes, finally standing and then making his way over to their master bathroom. The cold…

Blackberry & Bay

This is such a beautifully unisex scent (Jo Malone 2012). It smells elegant in a rather traditionally feminine way (as all Jo Malone fragrances do), but it also smells fresh, almost cuttingly so and has a somewhat masculine drydown. The bay leaf and vetiver are especially noticeable in the drydown. It has decent longevity too….

English Pear & Freesia

I think I may have found my perfect pear fragrance with English Pear & Freesia (Jo Malone 2010). But then again, I might not have. I’m unsure. The melon starts off as a nice compliment to the pear. The freesia along with rose are very present. And the base notes are each pungent but also…

Questions

Sometimes I get asked “interesting” questions on Instagram. Lately, those questions have been fewer and farther between but I was asked a few questions pertaining to what I’ve written on this blog lately and I thought I’d share them publicly just in case others wondered too. I know who asked them won’t mind. Question: What…

Angry…

I’m angry today. I’m angry that I’m fighting a cold after just recovering from the stomach flu. I’m angry I’m so tired when there’s so much to do today… And I’m angry that I lost about ten followers nearly instantly on Instagram after sharing about my family again. <rolling eyes> And I tend to think…

None of Us

I first started noticing a shift online about two years ago. I’ve said this before and I really think it’s true. Until then I had had some negative experiences online but nothing that different or more frequent than the rare in-person unpleasantries. But then it started changing. For me, in the online interactions I have,…

Subtleties

I certainly have already upset some people with my posts in the past.  And I’m a bit bored right at this moment so…I think I’m going to just go for it.  It’s fascinating to me. I’m going to give my impression of indicators of class.  I’ll likely avoid the most offensive things I could say…