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11 August 2005 @ 02:50 pm
the ultimate purposeless post  
Just because I want to talk to the world. Or, you know me, possibly just at the world.

I woke up nauseous and exhausted today, having never fallen asleep and having resolved not to take Ambien. Well, that was dumb. I stayed home from work and slept and slept. This is one of those dips in the graphic display of my life.

sherrold came over to watch SG-1 and SGA last night, but the tape I'd recorded them on was fubar. I felt like a bad host, as if I'd promised heroin but found that I only had baby powder in the fridge. Pretend I didn't just make that analogy. She'd even brought sandwiches. I did give her a potholder with a scantily-clad woman on it, though, and I feel sure that made up for everything.

[edited to remove useless YSI links]

Meanwhile, I've been thinking again of products, generically speaking, that as a consumer I support. I open myself with benign goodwill to eye-rolling at the banality of it all. Pro:

* panty-liners
* deodorant
* ice cubes
* scissors
* lint-rollers
* shredders
* bubble bath
* baskets
* self-adhering envelopes
* extension cords

Things which frequently disappoint me:

* light-bulbs: designed to fail
* nail polish: gummy too soon
* lip balms: why are my lips MORE chapped?!
* air-fresheners: only if I want my air to smell like the flowery fields of HELL

I feel better for having gotten that out of my system.

Last night all I could think of was Rodney singing karaoke. I'm a weird human being.
kassrachel on August 11th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
Lately I've fallen in love with the "watermelon" color of lip balm from Burt's Bees. It doesn't taste like fruit; it tastes like mint, as all of their lip balms do. (It's made out of beeswax and peppermint oil, I think.) But it's very gently pink in color, and I like the slight femminess of that.
Anna S.: blair-sandburgeliade on August 11th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I will keep my eyes open for Burt's. I have some cuticle cream from them and like it. :) *kiss*

(Icon! *kiss*)
kassrachel on August 11th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
Wow. So thanks to the confluence of my icon and yours, above, I'm getting visions of the Fab Five piling into the Loft with Blair as their intended victim. Can't you just see Kyan urging Blair to cut the hair?

(And Jim standing in the background, arms crossed, leaning against the kitchen island, watching, amused. And eventually Jim finally saying, "You guys think he's straight? Really?"


I entertain myself so well.
Anna S.: boys-are-pretty-elijaheliade on August 11th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Ha! There was a story/trifle a while back where the Queer Eye guys tackled Spike, I think, and when they saw Angel, they were like, "Oh, so gay" and "The hair, the suit--don't change a thing, honey!"

I imagine them having that same reaction to Jim and his oh-so-gay loft. Though they might toss some of his shirts....
Carla: Napoleon Solo hide yr secrets (sith)beledibabe on August 11th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
Re: lip balms. After changing to Tom's toothpaste, I found that I only rarely need to use a lip balm. (As opposed to using some because I want a little color on my lips.) Apparently, there's a chemical in most toothpaste that dries out some people's lips. No problem with Tom's.
Anna S.: cat-adorableeliade on August 11th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, funny. I actually use Tom's, so that's kind of weird!
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Anna S.: agent-coopereliade on August 11th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
Re: take this with a grain of Blistex, but...
Ahhh--extremely interesting. Thank you. For some reason in the last 3 months or so my lips just started getting insanely dry, chappy, etc. So I bought a bunch of balm products over that time, trying to find something that worked, but none really do. I don't use them that often, actually, which sounds as if it's all for the good. ;)
Trepkos: Nerd by Bliss_vtrepkos on August 11th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
Things which frequently disappoint me:

How about modern non-addictive correction fluid (Tippex)?
You can put as many coats on as you like, and it's still see-through.
Anna S.eliade on August 12th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I haven't seen Tippex. But I know what you mean. *squishy hug*
Trepkos: Happy by Lonesheeptrepkos on August 12th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
decarnin: Mandaladecarnin on August 12th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
Air freshener: Try Orange Mate (also comes in Lime and whatnot). Made of actual orange parts, the peels I guess. Costs a fortune though.

Anna S.: daniel-stunningeliade on August 12th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! (I love orange.)
sahirasahira on August 12th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
Whole Foods' tangerine lip balm is crack in lip balm form, if such a thing exists. It doesn't do that dry-your-lips-out thing and smells like a tangerine at the exact moment you start peeling it.
Anna S.: seattleeliade on August 12th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I love tangerine! I will keep my eyes open for this. A Whole Foods is opening near my place in a month or two. :>)
Roquelaureroquelaure on August 12th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
Two words: Burt's Bees.

I went through oodles of lip balms before I found one that didn't make my lips more chapped. This was it.
Anna S.: kandinskyeliade on August 12th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Cool--I'll check this out!
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Anna S.: luminous_dancerseliade on August 12th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Treat Her Like A Lady - Cornelius Brothers / OMG, today bought a funk compilation just for this song

Isn't it great? Anchorman had a few things to its credit. *g*

Re nail polish: That's why my mom used to pour a little nail polish remover in the bottle and shake it up. Me, I throw 'em out when they get gummy.

I remember my mom doing that too, but wasn't sure if I remembered it right. But like you, I'm not sure of the value. My mom also used to paint clear nail polish on the runs in her panty-hose, and in retrospect...that's pretty sad.

Hie your heinie over to Trader Joe's and buy their wonderful orangy room freshener

I did, a few months ago! :>) It *does* smell like a creamsicle. And actually I couldn't quite embrace it, because I once had a hand-mixed orange essence freshener that I adored, and that set the bar. Sadly, that shop closed. I do think there might be one in the U District, though. I should get over there some day....
namastenancynamastenancy on August 12th, 2005 08:33 am (UTC)
Great songs but they are password protected! Help!
Also, l second the recommendation for Burt's Bees - great stuff.

namaste SF nancy
Anna S.eliade on August 12th, 2005 02:13 pm (UTC)
Gah. I should have guessed re the pw--bugger. Well, maybe I can offer them again at some point after they've been through the cd-burning & conversion process. :>( Sorry!