Hello junebugs! I hope you had a magnificent week, because it’s Friday Open Thread time and I’m dying to hear what you’ve been up to! Bokchoy is too.
Last Saturday, my girlfriend and I went to a perfumerie. They had hundreds of essential oils and fragrance oils in dropper bottles lined up along the walls, with cupfuls of coffee beans to smell in between. I picked out chocolate, pineapple, earth, vanilla, and a couple others to make a custom blend. The perfume I wound up with I dubbed “butter accident in the pie shop,” and it smells exactly the way it sounds. Or possibly like someone stole a warm chocolate pie and ran into the woods with it to gobble down? I’ve been drenching myself in it, obviously, and on Sunday I even made some homemade deodorant just so I could add my perfume to it. I wear it and daydream, all day long, about pastry. Life is good.
The weather here in NYC is juuuuust starting to cool. Even though we’re passing through that weird nobody-knows-what-to-wear-for-this-temperature zone, I feel like everything’s more or less coming up autumn. In the mornings, I’ve abandoned my usual iced honey mint tea in favor of big, frothy mugs of hot chocolate. At night, the sheets on my bed are now a soft grey flannel. Last week I bought an oversize fisherman sweater, and yesterday I wore closed toe shoes for the first time in forever. We probably have a couple vagrant heat waves left, but we’re definitely down to the last dregs of summer. I’m ready for hot buttered rum, apple cider and pumpkin pie. (Again with the pastry!)
Particularly when it gets cold outside, M and I like to marathon bad TV while we work side by side on our laptops. She’s really into Criminal Minds, but I refuse to watch it with her because I hate looking at crime scenes. It’s okay, though, because that’s when I watch Merlin, which turns out to be really gay. Last week we rewatched Dollhouse together and lamented about what could have been, if only the writer’s strike hadn’t struck. We’ve also been watching Boy Meets World, and its mediocre-but-improving offspring, Girl Meets World. It feels Disneyfied, but not as much as I was expecting; it could have come out a lot worse.
So! Now that we all know what’s going on with me, what’s going on with you? What are you up to this weekend? What’s your favorite smell? What’s your favorite pastry? Are you team cake or team pie?
Get in here, because I have to know: do you like pumpkin spice, or does it repel you? Are you watching either version of GenderPerson Meets World? Oh, or are you watching Sailor Moon Crystal? Do any of you watch TV on a TV? What do you love? What do you hate? What do you fear?
Talk to me! I’m right here, waiting.
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