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Dec. 31st, 2015

Books and cats

2016 Reading Challenges

Met all the on-line ones for this year, here's next year!

Women Challenge: Level 4: WONDER WOMAN - read 20+ books written by a woman author

1. Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow
2. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
3. Feed by Mira Grant
4. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
5. Batgirl: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone
6. Batgirl: Knightfall Descends by Gail Simone
7. Batgirl: Death of the Family by Gail Simone
8. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
9. Batgirl: Wanted by Gail Simone
10. Batgirl: Dealines by Gail Simone
11. Dragon's Heart by Jane Yolen
12. Wonder Woman: Contagion by Gail Simone
13. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
14. Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik
15. Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews
16. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
17. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
18. League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
19. A Study in Sable by Mercedes Lackey
20. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
21. Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow

Alphabet Reading Challenge: Read a book whose title starts with each letter of the alphabet.

A: American Terrior by Jacob Rowansen
B: Batman: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder
C: Civil War: Captain American/Iron Man by Ed Brubaker
D: A Day at the Beach by Jim Toomey
E: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
F: Fletch by Gregory McDonald
G: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
J: John Constantine, Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits by Garth Ennis
L: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
M: The Magnificant Ambersons by Booth Torkington
N: Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black
P: The Potpourrific Great Big Grab Bag of Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley
R: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
S: Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar
T: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
U: Under Orders by Dick Francis
W: Wonder Woman: Contagion by Gail Simone

2016 Mount TBR Reading Challenge: Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from you TBR pile.

1. Feed by Mira Grant
2. John Constantine, Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits by Garth Ennis
3. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
4. Dragon's Heart by Jane Yolen
5. Bird Families of the World illustrated by Ad Cameron
6. Fairest: Of Mice and Men by Marc Andreyko and Shawn McManus

What an Animal Reading Challenge VIII 2015: Level 4: Read 21 or more animal books. Yeah, I got this....

1. The Potpourrific Great Big Grab Bag of Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley: Bucky and Satchel
2. Batman: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder: Constant bats and owls
3. A Day at the Beach by Jim Toomey: a Sherman's Lagoon collection
4. Batman: Night of the Owls by Scott Snyder: See above
5. Batman: City of Owls by Scott Snyder: See above
6. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop: The Others
7. Dragon's Heart by Jane Yolen: self-explanatory
8. Under Orders by Dick Francis: it's a Dick Francis book...
9. Bird Families of the World illustrated by Ad Cameron; self-explanatory
10. Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik; here there be dragons
11. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs; werewolves
12. Fables: Camelot by Bill Willingham
13. Fairest: Of Mice and Men by Marc Andreyko and Shawn McManus
14. League of Dragons by Naomi Novik; self-explanatory
15. A Study in Sable by Mercedes Lackey; Neville and Grey
16. Spellsinger by Alan Dean Foster; self-explanatory

Nov. 30th, 2015

Lick It

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Final entry!

Done with the first semester of grad school!

Ordered Aelian's Phoenix! Gift card covered the shipping! Wish I needed GC imps!

Still need to clean the apartment!

Probably back to posting once a month!

Nov. 29th, 2015

Lick It

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Ugh, the Trading Post put a selection of Pie scents up tonight. Reminding myself that foody scents do not work on me.

Actually had the computer turned off and remembered posting. :P

Got my reading on participation and community based conservation so I can now write about it. And then frantically clean the apartment. Got a load of laundry and dishes done tonight, so there's that. Also need to make Christmas lists, buy Christmas presents, get the tree up....

Nov. 28th, 2015

Dancing Gen

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Got the paper posted today! Still half a page short, but I don't care anymore. Reviewed and connected classmates' IAPs. So still need to write brief notes on a couple more CELs when they're posted, and re-read a couple papers from the reader, and then write about conservation and participation, due the 4th. Ugh, I forgot how tiresome some of this reading could be. Then course evals and done! And need to get the aparment cleaned for family on the 4th! Yay!

Nov. 27th, 2015

BPAL

Pretty smellies part III

So, not doing Sea World, which frees up some money. And then the echocardiogram/Holter monitor bill came. :P Thank goodness for insurance. But I can put it on the credit card and worry about it after my "thanks for being healthy" insurance check comes in.

I did splurge and picked up some decant leftovers: 13, Palmyra, Black Silk, Clemet, and Phil. So still planning on getting a bottle of Aelian on Monday unless something better comes along.

Reviews from today:

Dead Leaves, Honey, and Oudh: Same dl note, but immediately the honey and oudh take over. Honey is hit or miss with me; luckily, it's not very strong here.

Dead Leaves, Red Musk, and Neroli: Very little dl. Mostly a sweet, but not foody, red musk. Really nice, but I like my musks a little more interesting. Gave it to the husband, who's wearing it now.

En Garde: Rum-flavored candies, caramel, pirate tobacco, sugar cane, and vanilla beans.  When oh when will I learn to leave the foody scents alone?! I don't want to smell like them! Why did I get a full imp of this? Strong sweet caramel, with sweet rum on dry down. Gave it to the husband, who doesn't want it either, so looking to rehome.

A Holy Man Advises a Woman to Invoke Mary Against a Devil: White musk, tobacco flower, white tea, Tunisian neroli, and blonde leather. On first sniff, wow, this is bright white! Very much encompasses the artwork/theme/idea. Could see this being "Holy" for those putting together FFVII scents. It's the white tea that comes out at first, and almost something citrus like, without the actual fruit. On dry down it's white musk and leather, and yes, it's blonde leather.




Nov. 26th, 2015

Baby Rico

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Hope everybody stateside had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 25th, 2015

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More pretty smelly things

So, the Lab just announced their gift with purchase for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday:

PLOUTOS
Open of yourselves, you doors, for mightly Ploutos will enter in: golden amber and smoky oudh with honey, patchouli, and leather.

Yes, that's worth placing an order for. Was debating about sending my wish list to Jason or his mom, then remembered I've got $7 left on the gift certificate she got me for...Christmas, my birthday? Anyways. Would love to get Edith Cushing, but it's still out of stock due to component issues. The current plan is to wait to see if the Yules go up. If not, I'm gonna get a bottle of Aelian's Phoenix. That's my favorite out of those, and they're cheaper than the Crimson Peak and Palmyra. I do like the frankincense and caramlized myrrh one, but I think I'll have better luck with the multiple notes. Also, I think I had...Penitence, maybe, all incense, and eventually rehomed it.

Didn't even try to write today. Tomorrow will be busy with cooking, so we'll see how it goes.

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